I was a member of an book group started by Harriet and Sig Davidson that met in Roanoke from 1980. Harriet died in March of 2007, but we continued using the same format of a book dinner until July of 2013. When the format changed, I attended one last meeting on August 15, 2013. Since I've been limited to reading on my own for the last year and change, 52 Books in 52 Weeks challenge seemed like an opportunity.
I need to go back and check my records for the books I've read from January through July, which I will record here later, but tonight I'm listing the books I've read so far in August. Because I received review copies for the first three, I'll be posting separate book reviews, but I wanted to make an entry here, so I could link to the virtual reading group.
Henna House, Nomi Eve, Scribner, August 12, 2014, 320 pages (ISBN 978-1476740270)
August 16, Eve was one of the seven featured authors for the Doylestown Bookshop's first annual August Authors' Fest. (Others were Robin Black, Rachel Cantor, Pamela Erens, Elise Juska,Violet Kupersmith and Maya Lang.)
Reimagining Camelot: Wheelwright, Kentucky in Memory and Folklore, Lisa R. Perry, Create Space, July 28, 2014, 206 pages (ISBN 978-1499607901)
I first "met" Lisa through the Appalachian Studies listserve on 12/27/10 when she was inquiring about Carl Sandburg and "Company Town" for her dissertation. Turns out it wasn't one of his poems, but a song he sang, at least according to his daughter.
A Few Honest Words: The Kentucky Roots of Popular Music, Jason Howard with a foreword by Rodney Crowell, University of Kentucky Press, September 18, 2012, 272 pages, (ISBN 978-0-8131-3645-5) The paperback is coming out in January, 2015.
Young Thurgood: The Making of a Supreme Court Justice, , Larry S. Gibson,
Prometheus Books, December 4, 2012, 413 pages, (ISBN 978-1616145712)