Briefly Noted

Nonfiction
Clay Stauffer
Chalice Press
128 pages
$18.99

"Clay Stauffer addresses the challenges that preachers face when a serving a politically diverse congregation in Preaching Politics. Money, materialism, and their effects on modern-day faith and spirituality are viewed through the teachings of Jesus..."

--From the publisher

Fiction
Ronnie Douglas
William Morrow Paperbacks
307 pages
$11.44

"When the daughter of one of the Southern Wolves gets a flat in the middle of a thunderstorm, there’s only one thing to do—strip down to her underwear and get a little muddy. But when Alamo, the sexy biker shows up to rescue Ellen yet again, things are bound to get a whole lot dirtier."

--From the publisher

Fiction
Lin Stepp
Kensington
352 pages
$15

"Lin Stepp paints a charming portrait of the Smokies, their people, and a wonderful way of life."

--Deborah Smith, New York Times bestselling author

Poetry
Arne Weingart
New American Press
124 pages
$15.95

"Weingart's poems are mordantly witty, intelligently skeptical, understated in the best sense, and incisively accurate."

--From the publisher

Fiction
Vickie Fee
Kensington
304 pages
$7.99

"Together, Liv and Di follow a trail of sinister secrets in their sweet little town that leads them from drug smugglers to a Civil War battlefield, and just when they think they're whistling Dixie, Liv and Di will find themselves squarely in the crosshairs of the least likely killer of all. . ."

--From the publisher

Fiction
Claudia Barnett
Carnegie Mellon
136 pages
$16.95

‘I like the look of agony, because I know it’s true,’ says the murderous heroine of the new play No. 731 Degraw-street, Brooklyn. If you recognize that line as Emily Dickinson, then this Victorian-set, true-crime drama is for you.”

—Nelson Pressley, Washington Post

Nonfiction
Roger Kreuz
The MIT Press
248 pages
$24.95

"The book is helpful for the adult language student but also full of useful information that we can use in other learning situations."

--Cosmos Magazine

Nonfiction
Even Stevens
Heritage Builders
250 pages
$22.95

"Someday I’m Gonna Rent This Town! is a peek behind the musical curtain, written with humor and truth, revealing the struggles and glories of life as a hit songwriter"

--From the publisher