Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Teaser Tuesday: A Guitar and a Pen

Today's teaser is from A Guitar and A Pen: Stories by Country Music's Greatest Songwriters edited by novelist Robert Hicks, New York Times Bestselling author of The Widow of the South.

What a great idea, right?

This collection includes stories from Kris Kristofferson, Hal Ketchum, Tom T. Hall, Marshall Chapman and many others.

From the bookjacket: Nothing tells a story better than the story-songs of country music. A GUITAR AND A PEN presents, for the first time, the literary work of some of the best storytellers in the world: the songwriters who cut and polish tales down to sparkling three-minute gems.
I recently had the privilege of meeting Robert Hicks and hearing all about this unique book. Here's a teaser from Hicks' short story in this collection, titled Gathering Together.

"If it had been any real member of our family or any other in-law, my grandmother would have ignored the cremation request. She would have reminded, gently, those who mourned that such a request was made by someone not in his or her right mind. 'What if he had asked to be stuffed and mounted? Would we follow his wishes and drive on over to the taxidermist?' Her arguments would have been clear and overwhelming. We buried our dead." - p - 69


Teaser Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted at Should Be Reading


  1. This one sounds fascinating! Thanks for sharing...and for visiting my blog.

  2. Thanks for stopping by and have a great Tuesday, Laurel. This collection is fabulous.

  3. This sounds like a great book! I like the teaser you shared - I have a feeling it is indicative of the strong-willed women in the stories. My teaser is here.

  4. That is a great teaser from what looks like a really good book.

  5. Very cool idea for a collection. I'll add this to my list.

  6. I adore this teaser! The book sounds fascinating too. Thanks so much for posting a teaser from it.
    Here's mine: Sandy's Teaser

  7. I'm just here to give you a kiss.


  8. Ya had me at Kris Kristofferson. Getting this book for the hubs, who's a C&W singer/writer. Thank you.


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