Christmas Books for Under the Tree

I’m looking forward to Christmas more than I have in a long time. There is a little girl named Violet in my family, and…


Natchez Burning

By Greg Iles William Morrow, 800 pages: $27.99 In Natchez Burning, author Greg Iles takes us to the worst time in his home state of…


The Last Kind Words Saloon

By Larry McMurtry W. W. Norton, 195 pages: $24.95 A fellow booklover gave me this to read when I was under the weather recently….


Call Me by My Name

By John Ed Bradley, Atheneum Books for Young Readers, 265 pages: $17.99 Integration came hard to the Deep South in the early 1970s, the…


Keep Quiet

By Lisa Scottoline St. Martin’s Press, 338 pages: $27.99 This novel, written by Lisa Scottoline, the author of twenty-one other mysteries, is a great…


Where the Wind Leads

By Vinh Chung with Tim Downs Thomas Nelson Publishing Co, 353 pages: $23 Where the Wind Leads is a memoir told by one of…


Shotgun Lovesongs

By Nickolas Butler St. Martin’s Press, 304 pages: $25.90 Shotgun Lovesongs is Nickolas Butler’s first novel. Set in the fictional town of Little Wing,…



By Nic Pizzolatto Scribner, 258 pages: $24.90 Nic Pizzolatto, author of this novel that came out four years ago and the creator of the…


After I’m Gone

By Laura Lippman William Morrow: $26.99 Author Laura Lippman has twenty mystery novels under her belt, but I’ve only recently discovered her, and that…