Pilgrimage to Dollywood - Helen Morales

This book isn’t just for fans of Dolly Parton. It’s for anyone interested in the American South, Elvis Presley, anthropology, Appalachia, travel writing, country music, mythmaking, or amusement parks. In the tradition of writers like Jonathan Raban and Tony Horwitz, Helen Morals skillfully combining her English sensibilities and her academic expertise with her love for Dolly Parton and an eagerness to experience a foreign part of the world. Eschewing monument building in favor of exploration, Pilgrimage to Dollywood avoids becoming saccharin or blindingly worshipful and remains a whole lot of fun.
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ISBN: 9780226536521
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Published: University of Chicago Press - May 30th, 2014

Horrorstor - Grady Hendrix

Set in a Scandinavian furniture superstore unsubtly modeled on Ikea, Horrorstör is a startlingly fresh and creatively designed approach to storytelling and social commentary. Grady Hendrix’s book creepily depicts both the supernatural and economic forces hounding Horrorstör’s characters without taking itself too seriously. Its excellent pacing and sharp wit make it a pleasure to read even as the updated haunted-house plot dissects classic horror tropes and several of the book’s characters. Horrorstör could be classified as “humor” or “social theory” as easily as “horror,” but no matter what shelf you find it on, this book is worth your time.
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ISBN: 9781594745263
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Published: Quirk Books - September 23rd, 2014

The Painter - Peter Heller

A provoking contemplation of loss, art, family, and the American West, The Painter explores the definition of “Man” with velvet-wrapped honesty. It’s also a great read. Heller is again defying the fictional categories of “literary” and “genre.” The Painter’s setting and drama make it an obvious western, its intrigue and pace demand a mystery label, and the beautiful writing, sculpted structure, and thoughtful demands on the reader make it securely literary. Heller’s defiance of pigeonholes means that you, no matter your genre of preference, should read The Painter. Its

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ISBN: 9780385352093
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Published: Knopf Publishing Group - May 6th, 2014

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ISBN: 9780804170154
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Published: Vintage - March 3rd, 2015