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….



Jason Mraz: $12 Every year, just as the fall leaves become too majestic to ignore, I take a road trip. Just me. Just my…


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…


No Way There From Here

Laura Cantrell: $13 Singer-songwriter Laura Cantrell (no relation) lives in New York City, but don’t hold that against her. Her hometown is Nashville, and…


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…


Childhood Home

Ben and Ellen Harper:  $10 In May, a new album was released by Ben and Ellen Harper. Ben’s fans were intrigued. This three-time GRAMMY…


Blue Smoke

Dolly Parton: $12 Dolly Parton explores her ties to her Tennessee home in her forty-second studio album, Blue Smoke. The sixty-eight-year-old, pint-sized beauty (she’s…


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,…