Southern Bound - John S. Sledge
Friday - August 02, 2013
About This Show
Southern Bound - A Gulf Coast Journalist on Books, Writers, and Literary Pilgrimages of the Heart represents a running conversation on books, writers, and literary travel written by John S. Sledge for the Mobile Press-Register Books page from 1995 to 2011.
While some of the essays are relatively straightforward book reviews, others present meditative and deeply personal perspectives on the author's literary experiences such as serving on the jury in the stage version of To Kill a Mockingbird; rambling through funky New Orleans bookshops; rereading Treasure Island on the shores of Mobile Bay; and remembering a beloved father's favorite books. Engaging and spirited, Southern Bound represents the critical art at its most accessible and will prove entertaining fare for anyone who loves the written word.