more book updates

By August 28, 2008Church

I’ve been plowing through books like crazy. So, here’s an update on what I’ve been reading.

Many a River by Elmer Kelton. It’s about two boys orphaned in West Texas when their parents are killed by Comanches.

Scottsboro: A Novel by Ellen Feldman. The Scottsboro Boys, as they were called, were nine black teens accused of gang-raping two white women on the Southern Railroad freight run to Memphis on March 25, 1931. Feldman tells their tale through Alice Whittier, a fictional, left-leaning white journalist for a socialist newspaper in New York.

Screwball by David Ferrell. I really enjoyed this one. It’s about baseball and a serial killer. ‘Nuff said.