GWENDY’S BUTTON BOX, a novella by Stephen King and Richard Chizmar, was first published in 2017 and I’m embarrassed to say I missed it until I spotted a copy at the Destin Library. This coming of age story—seen through the eyes of a pre-adolescent girl—is charming and, of course, a touch creepy. Now in paperback.
If, like me, you’re a sucker for true stories about the wrongfully convicted, Anthony Ray Hinton’s THE SUN DOES SHINE: HOW I FOUND LIFE AND FREEDOM ON DEATH ROW (co-written with Lara Love Hardin) is a must. Mr. Hinton spent almost 30 years on the Row in Alabama for a murder he could not have possibly committed, and his memoir is a testament to the power of hope, friendship and forgiveness. Out March 27.
Bill McKibben’s RADIO FREE VERMONT: A FABLE OF RESISTANCE imagines a secession movement and is populated by colorful and diverse characters, plus some nice touches of humor and civil disobedience. The book carries the Bernie Sanders stamp of approval, which is always good enough for me.
Giovanni Ribisi returns as America’s favorite con man for a second (and superior) season of Amazon’s SNEAKY PETE. This time around, every single character in Fake Pete’s bamboozled family is given a compelling story arc, plus we get to meet Real Pete’s mom, played by the extraordinary actress Jane Adams. Amazingly, the new villain—played with acid-throwing glee by John Ales—is even more brutal than the one portrayed by co-executive producer Bryan Cranston in Season One.
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By Charles Morgan III The beach that runs the length of the Panhandle of Florida was once known for its soft, snow-white sand. It is now getting recognition for the threatening...
The music-loving portion of the Beachcomber community—most of us, I’d say—got some devastating news early in the week when we learned that the talented young vocalist Buddy Brumit died in an automobile...
Towne: The Records That Changed Our Lives
Jon Decious: While there must be at least 100 records that have changed my life, looking back I think Garth Brooks’ Ropin’ the Wind might be the one responsible (to blame) for...
Corner Wine Bar Offers Medley of Contrasting Tastes, Textures
I’ve been a fan of Vin’tij since it opened more than 20 years ago in Miramar Beach. In case you haven’t been for a while, they’ve moved from their more modest location...
Thursday, April 11 AJ’S, Destin WILL & LINDA, 4-8 PM (Bimini Stage) CHASING JAYMIE, 6-10 PM (Tiki Stage) REDSHIRT FRESHMAN (Bimini Stage) AJ’S ON THE BAYOU, Fort Walton Beach CHRIS HAYES, 5-9 PM AL’S BEACH...
NOW OPEN SEED LIBRARY Walton County Coastal Branch Library, Santa Rosa Beach 850-267-2809 The library welcomes the community to participate in the “Community Seed Library” located next to the New Books section....