A Cast of Characters and Other Stories
By Sonny Brewer (Editor)
(MacAdam Cage, Hardcover, 9781596921931, 290pp.)
Publication Date: September 5, 2006
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Rick Bragg. Tim Gautreaux. William Gay. Fannie Flagg. Diane McWhorter. Charles Simic. Daniel Wallace. Steve Yarbrough. These are just a handful of the acclaimed writers whose work has appeared in the Stories from the Blue Moon Café series since its 2002 inception.
Now, in Cast of Characters and Other Stories, the fifth installment of the series, Sonny Brewer has selected a new crop of fiction promising to satisfy even the most discerning of tastes. This dynamic collection of fourteen short stories is a must-read, offering the best in contemporary Southern writing and a glimpse into the future of Southern literature.
Sonny Brewer owns Over the Transom Bookstore in Fairhope, Alabama, and serves as board chairman of the Fairhope Center for the Writing Arts. He is the author of the novel The Poet of Tolstoy Park and the upcoming A Sound Like Thunder.
Praise for the Blue Moon Café series:
“Brewer has again proven his ability to draw from the deep well of Southern writers, and to intersperse the unknown with the famous…the collection has been put together with a sense of generosity, intellectual rigor and wit. You'll thank Sonny once again for this most recent gift to readers.”
— Mobile Register
“…a consistently strong, yet consistently diverse, collection of writers from across the South.”
— Nashville Scene
“[It] collects a delightful mix of well-known and unheralded southern fiction writers, with a little poetry and nonfiction mixed in.”