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Blurb! Books of the Week: Michael Lane’s ‘The Wisdom of Yawdy Rum’ and Morgan Lawrence’s ‘The Streets Ran Red’

In a Blurb! first, hosts Sally Shields and Dr. Kent have selected not one but two writers to wear the coveted Book of the Week crown.


Michael: Inebriating fiction.

But in a twist befitting a literary show, both scribes sport the initials “ML,” so deciding whom to plug first was a bit of a challenge.

In the end, however, we let alphabetical order rule, which means Michael Lane gets top billing.

A novel that “blends memoir with a spicy mix of New Orleans jazz, cuisine and history,” Michael’s The Wisdom of Yawdy Rum tells the story of a “marketing executive who wrestles with the demands of corporate politics, an exhaust- ing travel schedule, and the challenge of balancing work with the needs of a family” (to say nothing of his autistic child).

One night, en route to New Orleans, the hero Continue reading