Sunday, June 07, 2015

What is Larry D. Sweazy reading?

Featured at Writers Read: Larry D. Sweazy, author of Escape from Hangtown.

His entry begins:
I’m currently reading H is for Hawk by Helen Macdonald. I’ve long been interested in birds, especially raptors, birding, and nature writing in general to help feed my own sense of place, so it wasn’t a surprise that this book caught my attention. Highly acclaimed and a number one bestseller in the UK (United Kingdom), H is for Hawk is one of the most beautifully written books I’ve read in a long time. The author has a wonderful eye for landscape, an impeccable sense of timing, and a poetic use of language that pulls the reader into her world effortlessly. But make no mistake, this is no easy read. It is a memoir that concerns the death of her father, her recovery through grief by training a goshawk to trust her, a treatise on falconry, and an in-depth look at the difficult and troubled life of the writer, T. H. White. The Economist called it, “One part memoir, one part gorgeous evocation of the natural world, and one part literary meditation.” I think that...[read on]
About Escape from Hangtown, from the publisher:
In this Lucas Fume Western from the Spur Award-winning author of Vengeance at Sundown, no man is truly free until he puts his past—and his enemies—to rest.

Lucas Fume has been exonerated of the murder charge that put him in prison seven years ago. But he isn’t free yet. Not while his friend, former slave Zeke Henry, remains a fugitive wrongly accused of assaulting Senator Barlow’s daughter, Celia. Lucas wouldn’t have his freedom or wealth—let alone his life—if it weren’t for Zeke. And he knows that the only way to clear his friend’s name is to prove the identity of Celia’s true attacker: Senator Barlow himself.

Now Lucas has a plan to take on the powerful Senator—and his son John, aka Lanford Grips—once and for all. The only question is whether it will lead to freedom or the end of a noose.
Learn more about the book and author at Larry D. Sweazy's website and blog.

Coffee with a Canine: Larry D. Sweazy & Brodi and Sunny (April 2011).

Coffee with a Canine: Larry D. Sweazy & Brodi and Sunny (April 2013).

The Page 69 Test: The Badger’s Revenge.

The Page 69 Test: The Devil's Bones.

My Book, The Movie: The Devil’s Bones.

The Page 69 Test: The Coyote Tracker.

The Page 69 Test: The Gila Wars.

Writers Read: Larry D. Sweazy.

--Marshal Zeringue