Cover To Cover is the anchor program for GPB’s literary coverage. Cover To Cover features a collection of distinctive Southern voices interviewing Georgia writers, Southern writers, and writers dealing with the South. The GPB Southern Lit Cadre will provide you with a varied, weekly glimpse at fiction, non-fiction, history, poetry, and even the occasional ‘old school’ nod to Flannery O’Connor or William Faulkner.

Friday, July 6, 2007

June's Cover to Cover Encores this Sunday

Tune in to your GPB station, or listen online, Sunday morning at 10 for another chance to hear last month's Cover to Cover featuring Powder Springs, Ga., author Joshilyn Jackson talking and taking calls about her second novel, Between, Georgia (Warner Books, 2006). (Pictured left: Joshilyn and myself after the show)
Nonny Frett understands the meaning of the phrase "between a rock and a hard place" better than any woman alive. She's got two mothers. She's got two men. And she has two families: the Fretts, who stole her and raised her right; and the Crabtrees, who lost her and won't forget how they were done wrong. Now, in Between, Georgia (population 90), a feud that began the night Nonny was born is escalating, and a random act of violence is about to ignite a stash of family secrets. Ironically, it might be just what the town needs...if only Nonny weren't stuck in between.

This show originally aired live on Sunday, June 24, 2007, and is archived on the Cover to Cover pages of the GPB website ( for on-demand listening. The show was also videotaped and, once the post-production has been completed, this will be available to watch on the website also.

Listen out during the show for the drama of a pregnant cow! Sound puzzling? You'll just have to tune in Sunday at 10AM to find out what it's all about.

And now a quick word about this month's show:

On Sunday, July 29, at 8PM (repeating Sunday, August 5, 10AM) I'll welcome Augusta author Karin Gillespie to the Cover to Cover studio. We'll talk and take listener calls about Karin’s latest novel Dollar Daze: The Bottom Dollar Girls in Love (Simon and Schuster, 2006), the third in her Bottom Dollar Girls series.

The Bottom Dollar Girls are back with a sugar-spun vengeance in Dollar Daze. Broaching the age-old question – Is it ever too late to find one’s heart’s desire? – these feisty ladies (of a certain age!) of Cayboo Creek, South Carolina, are suddenly blindsided by schoolgirl flights of fancy when unexpected romance enters their lives.

The toll-free number to call during the show to join the conversation is 1-866-RADIO GA (1-866-723-4642).