$5.99, e-book (paperback available late February, 2012)
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With the fierce swing of an iron re-bar, Gino Traynor, computer programmer, shatters the porch post of a Nags Head, North Carolina beach cottage. Two men he loves are showered with splinters. The first, FBI agent Rob Hanson, Traynor’s best friend for two decades, has just asked a seemingly innocuous question about a pair of shoes. The second, Toby Gray, a nineteen year-old waiter who’s sharing Traynor’s bed, falls wounded with a two-inch sliver in the white of one eye. Beneath the surface, like a shark in the surf, lurks a years-old killing in the hamlet of Bee Spring, Kentucky.
Intricate, intimate, its characters richly drawn, The Magician’s Secrets is J. G. Sauls’ debut novel.
The less said about J.G. Sauls, the better, at least for the moment. He's saving the juicy personal details for The New York Times Review of Books interview, and his literary posturing and posing for The Paris Review. His website is www.jgsauls.com.
Hats Off! to NCWN Regional Rep Betty Dotson-Lewis (Iredell-Yadkin). The National Library of Scotland is adding three of her nonfiction books to their special collection: Appalachia: Spirit Triumphant, Sago Mine Disaster, and The Sunny Side of Appalachia. Due to their connection to Scottish and Scots-Irish culture and history, the National Library believes they will make "lovely additions to the material (they) hold on the Scots-Irish influence in the United States."