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Bars, Blues and Booze: Stories from the Drink House by Emily D. Edwards

University Press of Mississippi
$35.00, hardcover
ISBN: 978-1-496806390
May, 2016
Available from your local bookstore or www.Amazon.com

Featuring personalities and stories from across the South, this "spirited" collection of bar and gig stories explores the "crossroads," that intoxicated intersection of race, music, and liquor laws that form a rich southern vernacular. Assorted boasts of improbable high jinks give the blue collar musicians a gritty glamour and emphasizes the riotous freedom of their fans, who sometimes risked the strong arm of southern liquor laws in order to chase the good times.

Dr. Emily Edwards was a journalist before she joined the faculty at University of North Carolina at Greesnboro, where she is a full professor. The writer/producer/director of many films, Edwards has also published books and articles on popular media, book chapters, short stories, and storyboards. Her films have screened on national television, in theaters and festivals and include documentaries, narrative feature films, and shorts.

The Good News According to Rock-n-Roll by Christine T. Wethman

CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
$10.00, paperback
ISBN: 978-1535356671
August, 2016
Religion: Christian/Devotional
Available from your local bookstore or www.Amazon.com

Everything is theological. Yes, even those golden oldies that you remember from the '50s, '60s and '70s. Each commentary in the book presents a unique perspective on how the lyrics, when you listen closely, can have a positive impact on your faith. And, when you look closely, the lyrics have an uncanny connection to verses in the Bible. Read through these selections with an open heart and mind. Savor them as you take a trip down memory lane remembering when these songs topped the charts. Before you know it, you'll singing along and realizing that there is Good News in rock-n-roll.

There are twenty devotional commentaries in the book. Ten are brand new, ten are revised versions of the ones that appeared in Christine's previous book, Musical Kaleidoscope of My Mind (out of print).

In these pages you will discover things like the importance of listening, the best way to travel, and the untold stories surrounding some of your favorite tunes from the past. Hang on for a memorable, musical and meaningful journey through time.

In the summer of 2015, Christine T. Wethman finally answered the lifelong call to write. That's when she became the author of Musical Kaleidoscope of My Mind. The book became a compilation of devotions she had written over the years that were influenced by her love for music. She was hooked on writing. What followed is The Good News According to Rock-n-Roll.

She currently lives in Mebane with her husband Joe. They relocated here upon his retirement after having lived in the Central Florida area for over thirty years. They have two daughters, Lisa and Kelly, one grandson, DJ, and a precocious beagle named S-T-E-L-L-A!

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