FW: Marlin Barton Here Tomorrow! [Alabama author]
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From: Capitol Book [mailto:capitolbook@...]
Sent: Wednesday, June 04, 2003 10:43 AM
Subject: Marlin Barton Here Tomorrow!
The Capitol Book Newsletter
Wednesday, June 4, 2003
1. Marlin Barton Here Tomorrow
It Doesn't Get Any Better....
....than to be able to host the very first appearance by a fine young writer
on a tour promoting his very first novel, especially when the writer is an
old friend, and most especially when he's written a first rate book. And
tomorrow we get to do just that, when Marlin (we call him Bart) Barton comes
to the store to sign copies of his new novel, A Broken Thing.
Most of you know about Bart. A lot of you even know him, and some of you may
suspect we're only promoting this one because he's a friend of ours, and in
fact that doesn't hurt. But the fact is that Bart is a very fine writer, and
this is a very fine novel, exactly true to its time and place, sometimes
heartbreakingly sad, told in the voices of the members of one Alabama
family, that family being the "broken thing" of the title.
Trust us. It's wonderful. And a treat to read as a respite from the usual
summer blockbuster fare. Books like this one are why we keep doing what we
Bart's here TOMORROW, THURSDAY, JUNE 5, FROM 5-7 PM. The book is hardcover,
$24.95, and we also have first editions of Bart's short story collection,
The Dry Well, also a $24.95 hardcover. If you can't come, just let us know,
and we'll be happy to get books signed for you.
And for those who want more about Bart, you can read the story from today's
Montgomery Advertiser. Just click HERE.
Or, to read our column about Bart from a couple of weeks ago, click HERE.
See you tomorrow!
Capitol Book & News Company
1140 E. Fairview Avenue
Montgomery, AL 36106