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Book Nook: Cemetery Road, by Greg Iles


I just perused the fiction best-sellers in the Sunday New York Times and I see that "Cemetery Road" by Greg Iles made a debut on the list at #2. Wow, that's fabulous and totally deserved.

Greg's new book is set in a fictional Mississippi town and it is a short book for him; only 600 pages. It is a story about family secrets and one very dark secret that Greg doesn't think any readers will be able to guess until they arrive on the shocking page which reveals the horrible truth.

The author revisits a recurring theme for him in this story, the relationships between fathers and sons. This is another splendid read and it is always great to talk to Greg about his work. We did have some phone issues for this recording and the interview wasn't quite as long as we had hoped. Even so, it is always great to hear Greg's honeyed Mississippi drawl and his infectious laughs.

The Book Nook on WYSO is presented by the Greene County Public Library with additional support from Washington-Centerville Public Library,  Clark County Public LibraryDayton Metro LibraryWright Memorial Public Library, and Microsun Lamps.

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Vick Mickunas introduced the Book Nook author interview program for WYSO in 1994. Over the years he has produced more than 1500 interviews with writers, musicians, poets, politicians, and celebrities. Listen to the Book Nook with Vick Mickunas for intimate conversations about books with the writers who create them.  Vick Mickunas reviews books for the Dayton Daily News and the Springfield News Sun.