Thursday, February 21, 2013
Books & Tea
I love discovering off-the-beaten path books and new-to-me authors, and I'm so excited to have stumbled upon Mark Powell's The Dark Corner (University of Tennesee Press, 2012) while book browsing recently online. It's off to a strong start - opening with the startling image of a preacher who fails to take his own life, The Dark Corner considers the spiritual and societal challenges of our times - the new economy, development, the environment, and war. I was delighted to discover the novel is largely set in the Appalachian region of South Carolina, a neighboring state, and even more delighted to discover a lovely and talented acquaintance included in the acknowledgments.
Paired here with a milky-yet-bracing Earl Grey in my favorite new mug.
[Please note the following correction - I incorrectly identified north Georgia as the novel's setting in the original post.]