Semi-retired Ransom Everglades teacher Dan Leslie Bowden will read Truman Capote’s A Christmas Memory tonight in what has become an annual tradition at Books & Books. Bowden, whose Georgia accent makes the Alabama author’s work come alive, has read from the book for this event every year since 1999. He began reading it to his students in the 1950s.
The Corruption of Michael Levitt ($10.99) by Joel Levine is a rollicking ride through the 1970's seen through the eyes of Michael Levitt. It's a story of a bright yet naïve man who, while trying to make it in this world is, with the best of intentions, gradually corrupted by the universe in which he exists. As Michael moves from the high pressure life of an associate in a prestigious New York law firm, to the uncharted playground of Miami, the reader is caught up in Michael's personal and professional fast times. Readers will follow Michael through the maze that becomes his life - underworld business dealings, sex, drugs, friends and enemies, enjoying his perceptive, and often hilarious, view of his own situation.