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From: Capitol Book [mailto:capitolbook@...
Sent: Friday, October 05, 2001 10:59 AM
To: Capitol Book E-Letter List
Subject: Books and Burritos
The Capitol Book E-Letter
Friday October 5, 2001
A booksigning at a burrito lounge? All will become clear shortly.
Wayne Greenhaw, one of our favorite writers, and one of the two most
interesting people we know, has just published a wonderful book about
his two favorite places. "My Heart Is in the Earth" is a collection of
Wayne's short pieces about his home state, Alabama, and his spiritual
There are childhood memories of meeting Hank Williams and George Wallace
and heartfelt stories of his grandparents and the way life used to be
in small town Alabama. Also fascinating are the more recent stories-
did you know Wayne was there when Steve Young wrote "The Seven Bridges
Road?" It was quite a scandal in the book industry several years ago
when Forrest Carter, the author of the much beloved "The Education of
Little Tree" was revealed to be Asa Carter, former klansman and
speechwriter for George Wallace, and the book, marketed as a biography,
was revealed to be what it really was: fiction. Here at CB&N we had
never kept that book on the biography shelf because Wayne had let us in
on the real story years before. You can read it all here. In 1954,
Wayne read a magazine story entitled "How to Live in Paradise on $100 a
Month," which led him to his second love, Mexico, where over the past
years he has studied writing in San Miguel de Allende, and art,
and history over the rest of the country. Where he met Jack Kerouac, and
became fascinated with expatriate William Spratling, and the tortured
Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera.
The juxtaposition of Alabama stories and Mexico stories is
unusual, to say the least, but not so unusual that we couldn't come up
with the perfect place for the celebration of the publication of this
really wonderful book. So join us, and come meet Wayne, THIS SUNDAY,
OCTOBER 7 FROM 4-6 PM AT EL REY'S BURRITO LOUNGE, 1031
EAST FAIRVIEW AVENUE. (TWO DOORS FROM THE CAPRI).
.it will be A LOT of fun.
$25 hardcover.....if you can't come, but want a copy, you know the
drill....just let us know and we'll take care of everything.
Capitol Book & News Company
1140 E. Fairview Avenue
Montgomery, AL 36106