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Archives - December 2007

Interview: Steve Berry, author of The Venetian Betrayal

Dec 14, 2007

December 14, 2007

Steve Berry's latest installment in the Cotton Malone series, THE VENETIAN BETRAYAL, finds the former U.S. Justice Department agent turned rare-book dealer in search of one of history's greatest unsolved mysteries: the location of Alexander the Great's final resting place.

Interview: Jan Karon, author of Home to Holly Springs: The First of the Father Tim Novels

Dec 14, 2007

December 14, 2007

After launching her first novel AT HOME IN MITFORD more than a decade ago, author Jan Karon’s Mitford series numbers a whopping 30 million copies in print. Her stories about an Episcopal priest are lauded for their charming characters, the evocation of small town life and her gentle inclusion of faith. In HOME TO HOLLY SPRINGS, the first installment in her Father Tim Novels, Karon takes her beloved priest to new locations and levels of self-understanding. Bookreporter.com’s Cindy Crosby talks with Karon about the book and Father Tim Kavanagh’s future escapades, the challenges of getting older, the importance of Advent and her new appreciation of Elvis.

Interview: Tony Dungy, author of Quiet Strength: The Principles, Practices, & Priorities of a Winning Life

Dec 7, 2007

December 7, 2007

On and off the field, Indianapolis Colts head coach Tony Dungy is a winner. Last February, Dungy became the first African American to coach a professional football team to a Super Bowl victory. Although his personal life was marked by tragedy last year when his 18-year-old son committed suicide, Dungy continues to maintain a strong faith in God --- and isn’t shy talking about it. Bookreporter.com’s Cindy Crosby chats with Dungy --- the author of QUIET STRENGTH --- about his biggest personal struggle, the most difficult thing about coaching, what he plans to do someday after he retires, and why talking about his faith in public is something he feels he has the right to do.