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Books we're reading at the station and recommend to you.When we're not on-the-air or at our desks, we like to pick up good books. Most of us here at the station are, in fact, avid readers. In the style of NPR's "What We're Reading" (an excellent weekly guide) we, too, decided to share what we've been reading. Here's a list of books recently read by WKMS staff members, student workers and volunteers.Interested in a book on our list? Follow the Amazon link beneath the picture. A small percentage of your purchase of anything on Amazon through this link goes right to WKMS at no additional cost to you!

Good Read: Girl Trouble by Holly Goddard Jones


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Acclaimed writer Holly Goddard Jones examines small-town Southerners aching to be good, even as they live in doubt about what goodness is. A high school basketball coach learns that his star player is pregnant–with his child. A lonely woman refIects on her failed marriage and the single act of violence, years buried, that brought about its destruction. In these eight beautifully written, achingly poignant, and occasionally heartbreaking stories, the fine line between right and wrong, good and bad, love and violence is walked over and over again. Written with extraordinary empathy and maturity, and with the breadth and complexity of a novel, Jones′s stories shed light on the darkness of the human condition.

“Publishers Weekly called this book of short stories ‘a powerful sum of  reflection, loss and regret.’ I call it darn good writing. Jones writes about western Kentucky in a way that doesn’t demoralize or exploit its people. Often while reading the book, I forgot where I was and completely fell into the scene on the page. If you’re not afraid to be deeply moved, read Girl Trouble.” – Angela Hatton

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