FW: 10 year wait ends: first bk by Bart Barton
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From: Capitol Book [mailto:capitolbook@...]
Sent: Thursday, June 14, 2001 9:50 AM
To: Capitol Book E-Letter List
Subject: 10 year wait ends
The Capitol Book E-Letter
Thursday June 14, 2001
1. They're here!
2. Frankly, my dear....
The Email We've Always Wanted to Send
Guess what came in late yesterday afternoon? Ok, don't guess....we'll just
tell you. It's "THE DRY WELL," the first book by "our" Bart Barton, who used
to work for us many years ago until he gave up that minimum wage job to
pursue his dream of writing, and now he has really done it! This book is a
collection of 12 of Bart's best stories, all loosely connected, and all set
in rural Alabama over the past 100 years or so, and mostly revolving around
one family, the Andersons.
All of these stories have been previously published in some of the leading
literary journals, and several of them have won big awards, like the Andrew
Lytle Prize, and the O. Henry Award. It's all good stuff, and we could not
be prouder to see this book be published if we'd written it ourselves. It's
here now, and Bart himself will be at the store on Thursday, June 28, from
5-7 PM for a booksigning. (Hardcover, $24.95) (Maybe you could ask him then
about the novel he's working on, and has already sold!)
The most famous book of the year also came in, unexpectedly, yesterday.
It's the parody of Margaret Mitchell's "Gone With The Wind," only this one
is known as "The Wind Done Gone," and if you have even the slightest
interest in this type of thing you already know more about it than we could
tell you. Except this: it's here, and it's legal right now, though we
understand the Mitchell estate folks still intend to fight it. (Hardcover,
Capitol Book & News Company
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