In his new historical novel, "Something in Madness," St. Louis author Ed Protzel takes readers to 1865 Mississippi, when newly freed slaves struggled to begin their lives in a south still run by unregenerate Confederates. The novel was just released by TouchPoint Press.
Poet Robert Lowes of University City wanders all over the map in his debut collection, “An Honest Hunger,” published earlier this year by Resource Publications and available on Amazon.com.
Many claim that reading fiction can be a reliable, if temporary, escape from daily problems. For those St. Louisans whose troubles include lingering disappointment over the cancelled St. Patrick’s Day parade in Dogtown, a new novel by Wm. Stage may be just the diversion they need.
Lee Ann Sandweiss, who describes herself as a St. Louisan currently living in Indiana, has written a memoir about life with her dog titled “Lock Ness! And Other Tales of Nessie the Scottie.” Sandweiss adds to a long-standing and growing genre of books about dogs and the people who love them.
Even those who know a fair amount about the history of St. Louis might be surprised to learn of the important role the city played in the development of the automobile industry. “They Will Run: The Golden Age of the Automobile in St. Louis” by Molly Butterworth and Tom Eyssell introduces rea…
Two years after a massive warehouse fire destroyed the inventory of Reedy Press, one author is republishing her book about the history of the Central West End neighborhood.
In 1964 St. Louis University President Paul Reinert established an organization to benefit the university libraries. Each year the group has selected a prominent writer to receive the St. Louis Literary Award. Previous awardees include Tennessee Williams, Margaret Atwood, David McCullough an…
Dennis Owsley came to St. Louis in 1969 to work at Monsanto. In addition to his long career as a scientist and teacher, Owsley has become a prominent local jazz historian, photographer and collector. He has hosted jazz programs on St. Louis Public Radio for over 36 years.
“Before I Leave: Wisdom from the Stories of Six Women Over Eighty” by Jenney Egertson presents biographical sketches and memories of a diverse group of women.
The vintage-postcard-inspired cover of Bill Geist’s new book, “Lake of the Ozarks: My Surreal Summers in a Vanishing America,” calls out to readers “Greetings from Yesteryear.” Geist writes a nostalgic love letter recalling his teenage summers working at Arrowhead Lodge, a Lake of the Ozarks…
Left Bank Books presents a night of music and readings at the 2nd annual Not So Late Night at Mad Art Gallery on March 15. Special guests Nana Kwame Adjei-Brenyah and Chaya Bhuvaneswar both released highly praised debut short story collections in 2018.