Hosted by Bristol Public Library Executive Director Tonia Kestner and Birthplace of Country Music Museum Head Curator Dr. René Rodgers, the Radio Bristol Book Club airs weekly every 4th Thursday.
Anyone can join the Radio Bristol Book Club, simply by reading along and tuning in! Look for this month’s selection at your local library and read prior to show. Be sure and join the conversation by emailing your questions or comments to email@example.com with the subject line “Radio Bristol Book Club Comments” and we may address them on the air!
Book discussions will dig deep into the feelings and questions raised by each selection, learn more about the authors, and celebrate the joys of being a bookworm!
It was in 1833 or ’34 that Moses Bailey brought young Kate Malone down to Cold Spring Holler to be his wife. But Moses, wanting to become a preacher like his daddy was, left Kate time and again to look after the kids while he went out in search of a sign from God. Though he warned them about the evils of playing the fiddle, a kind of music he likened to the devil’s own laughter, it passed the time for his bride and children, and soon became not just a way of life for the Baileys, but a curse that would last for generations.
About the Author
Born in Grundy, Virginia, Garden & Gun Magazine refers to Lee Smith as a “great southern storyteller.” She is author of many novels, including the New York Times bestseller The Last Girls, and most recently Guests On Earth. She is a member of the Fellowship of Southern Writers and has received a Lifetime Achievement Award from the state of Virginia in 2010. That same year she was the recipient of the Thomas Wolfe Award. She is a member of the North Carolina Literary Hall of Fame and has also received awards from Southern Book Critics Circle, Lila Wallace/Readers Digest, and many more.