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Dave Isay signs LISTENING IS AN ACT OF LOVE

Dave Isay will be on Thacker Mountain Radio reading from his book Listening is an Act of Love.

From the Gertrude C. Ford Center for the Performing Arts:

Meet Dave Isay, StoryCorps Founder, legendary radio producer, and editor of the 2010 One Book One Community read: Listening is an Act of Love. Please bring a copy of the book for Dave to sign after the lecture. This event is free and open to the public. For more information, please email mdennis@olemiss.edu.

Brought to you by the University of Mississippi Lecture Series, the Office of the Provost, the College of Liberal Arts, the Meek School of Journalism and New Media, the University Libraries, and the McDonnell Barksdale Honors College, in partnership with the Mississippi Humanities Council, Thacker Mountain Radio Show, Square Books, and Ajax Diner.

Listening Is an Act of Love Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780143114345
Availability: Hard to Find - Email or Call for Availability
Published: Pearson - May 21st, 2010

Ian Frazier signs TRAVELS IN SIBERIA

Ian Frazier will be signing and reading from his latest book, Travels in Siberia, on Thacker Mountain Radio.

Here's a review from Dear Reader

Frazier, author of Great Plains, On the Rez, and other widely appreciated non-fiction books and many New Yorker  pieces (one of my favorites was the study of plastic bags caught in Manhattan trees) has written a wonderful travelogue chronicling two treks through one of the world’s most infamous,  gargantuan, and weird terrains, and we can go with, even while sitting in our comfortably climate controlled living rooms.  We won’t be taking the comfy Trans-Siberian railroad, though, but instead, a hooptie van, and we’ll be camping out in the vast taiga, home to tigers, wolves, and the unhappy ghosts of millions of people unfortunate enough to be exiled there, or slaughtered by Genghis Khan or Stalin. Our guides are Sergei and Volodya, who screw things up nearly as often as they facilitate them. Frazier is a brilliant observer of the landscape, the people, the system, and a well-informed interpreter of the history of  Siberia, whether he’s pondering the discarded blister pack at his feet, the Decembrists, the glass beach at Vladivostok, sable fur, or ice roads where traffic proceeds for miles on frozen rivers. In his casual and personal style, Frazier rambles on, eventually pulling all his anecdotes and factoids and literary asides together to complete a fascinating, dynamic tableau of the evolution of Siberia from a wilderness crossed only by nomadic hordes to a kingdom of exile to a land of decrepit industry with enormously rich natural resources, to what? The world is going to need to know more about Siberia, and this is an excellent place to start. A truly amazing, great book, with meaty endnotes, nice little pen drawings by the author, and a beautiful bibliography. LH

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$30.00
ISBN: 9780374278724
Availability: Special Order -- Email or Call for Availability
Published: Farrar, Straus and Giroux - October 12th, 2010

Susan Gregg Gilmore & Edwin Bearss on Thacker Mountain Radio today

Susan Gregg Gilmore will be on Thacker Mountain Radio to read The Improper Life of Bezelia Grove

Edwin C. Bearss will also be on Thacker Mountain Radio reading Receding Tide: Vicksburg and Gettysburg- The Campaigns That Changed the Civil War.

Receding Tide: Vicksburg and Gettysburg: The Campaigns That Changed the Civil War Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9781426205101
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Published: National Geographic Society - May 18th, 2010

The Improper Life of Bezellia Grove Cover Image
$23.00
ISBN: 9780307395030
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Crown - August 17th, 2010

Mona Simpson signs MY HOLLYWOOD

Mona Simpson will be reading live on Thacker Mountain Radio broadcast from Off Square Books.

Hollywood. Sunshine, palm trees, cool cars, movie stars. About Hollywood many movies have been made, and books written. The Hollywood of My Hollywood is a different kind of place, as it belongs to the two narrators of Mona Simpson's fifth novel, Claire and Lola. Claire is a concert cellist and composer whose transition into motherhood pushes her professional life aside, as her husband puts in long hours every day in his not terribly secure job as a television writer. Lola is Claire's Filipina nanny, sending her money each week back home to her own five children. The story develops in alternating chapters told in the voices of Claire and Lola. Revealed from two very different perspectives, their Hollywood is the realistic, close-to-the-heart domestic life that takes place a world apart from tinsel town. Lola becomes a marvelous, unforgettable character in this novel that Joseph O'Neill called "a darkly beautiful atlas of the American promised land, and a definitive novel of modern domesticity." RH

My Hollywood Cover Image
$26.95
ISBN: 9780307273529
Availability: Special Order -- Email or Call for Availability
Published: Knopf - August 3rd, 2010

Antonya Nelson & Dave Isay on Thacker Mountain Radio

Antonya Nelson will be on Thacker Mountian radio reading her latest novel Bound.

This is the tenth book of fiction by Nelson, an acclaimed and award-winning writer whose stories are regularly  published in magazines like the New Yorker, Esquire, Harper's and Redbook. In Bound, with a sharply meticulous hand, she sketches a small domestic story that grows larger, more complex, and more intimate with each page and as each new twist is exposed. Catherine, the seemingly complacent younger wife of Oliver, a love-junky thrilled by his newest affair, is distracted from her marital disillusionment by the death of a nearly-forgotten, but once-close high school friend who has bequeathed her an enormous gift. Or is it a terrible burden? As Catherine and Oliver orbit around one another and Catherine tries to deal with her past and her legacy, a serial killer lurks in the town, adding suspense and heightening the emotions of all the characters in this absorbing , deftly crafted novel.  We're looking forward to Antonya Nelson's visit in October. LH

Dave Isay will also be on Thacker Mountain Radio reading from his book Listening is an Act of Love.

Bound Cover Image
$25.00
ISBN: 9781596915756
Availability: Hard to Find - Email or Call for Availability
Published: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC - September 28th, 2010

Listening Is an Act of Love Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780143114345
Availability: Hard to Find - Email or Call for Availability
Published: Pearson - May 21st, 2010

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