Fugitives of the Heart

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Signed First Edition - Hardback
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FUGITIVES OF THE HEART is a coming-of-age story set in Depression era Tennessee, with characters and gorgeous language reminiscence of Mark Twain. There are two distinguishing features of this work: one is that it was discovered after the death of the author and the other is that our owner and founder, Jake Reiss calls it, "one of the best books I've ever read".


THIS COPY (shown below) was hand signed by Sonny Brewer (who wrote the Foreword) and Michael White (who wrote the Postscript) on the title page at our store on pub date. It is a new, unread first edition opened only for signing and comes with a certificate authenticating the signatures. Published in June, 2021 by Livingston Press.


WILLIAM GAY (pictured below from our Wall of Fame) was an award-winning author published late in life who passed away in 2012. The Alabama Booksmith is proud to have hosted William during his short career, and considers him one of our greatest writers.

SONNY BREWER (pictured below on our Wall of Fame) is the author of a dozen works and wrote the Foreword for Fugitives of the Heart. Thank you Sonny Brewer for signing our books.

MICHAEL WHITE (pictured below on our Wall of Fame) studied with William Burroughs and Allen Ginsberg at the Naropa Institute and has ten books currently in print. He wrote the Postcript for Fugitives of the Heart. Thank you Michael White for signing our books.

THIS VIDEO (shown below) was shot June 18, 2021.

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