We've just recently blogged about the memoir, Perfection, by Julie Metz. For a better look at Julie's new life, as well as the events she discusses in her memoir, don't miss this incredible profile from Wednesday's New York Times. Happy Friday!
It is based on the true story of Brit Johnson, a freed black man who travels with his family from Kentucky to settle in Texas at the end of the Civil War. There, his wife and children are captured during an Indian raid, and Brit finds himself embroiled in the battle between the U.S. government and the native Americans whose land, freedom, and culture are threatened.
The New York Times Book Review called it “a gripping, deeply relevant book” and the Washington Post called it “glorious work”
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Check out my interview on Authors on Air with New York Times bestselling author Mary Kay Andrews. Mary Kay hit the ground running with her breezy Southern romantic fiction back in 2002 with Savannah Blues. She followed it up with Little Bitty Lies, Hissy Fit, Savannah Breeze, Blue Christmas, and Deep Dish. Her latest novel, The Fixer Upper, is another sure-fire hit. It goes on sale June 23rd. Listen to Mary Kay as she talks to fellow readers and myself about her books, the art of junking, and the state of libraries today. Be sure to send us a comment--we'll sendyou a book! Quantities limited to the first 25 comments we receive. Enjoy the chat--she's a lot of fun!
Earlier this year, Mary Kay Andrews stopped by the HarperCollins studio to make this promotional video for The Fixer Upper. We hope these interviews provide some insight into the colorful cast of characters you'll find in The Fixer Upper. Pre-order a copy today (so you don't have to stand in line), and remember, for every Fixer Upper you purchase, Mary Kay Andrews will buy you a pony.*
*Mary Kay Andrews had her fingers crossed when she made that promise. But we still luv huh.
In his blog today, Ken Davis, author of the informative and fun Don't Know Much About series presents a list of some of his favorite history books with a common theme--they all take you down to the water. Dip into any one of these and bathe yourself in information! And for more of our posts on Ken, click here.