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Book: Trouble in the Heartland
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Trouble in the Heartland: Crime Fiction Inspired By the Songs of Bruce Springsteen. Edited by Joe Clifford, featuring stories by Dennis Lehane, James Grady, Hilary Davidson, and more.
List price: $17
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Bruce Springsteen's music has inspired many writers to find their own darkness on the edge of town. This anthology collects more than 40 tales of desperate hopes, unfulfilled dreams, lost loves, and hungry hearts: each of the crime fiction writers from around the world collected here chose a Springsteen title as a starting point and drove headlong to wherever that inspiration called. The destinations are as wildly diverse and far-reaching as the songs that influenced them. Some arrive at hope and redemption; others end up smoking in a ditch.
A portion of net proceeds of this project benefit the Bob Woodruff Foundation.
Gutter Books/Zelmer Pulp, softcover, 254 pp.
Dennis Lehane - State Trooper
Jordan Harper - Prove It All Night
Chris Leek - Candy's Room
Hillary Davidson - Hungry Heart
James R. Tuck - I'm On Fire
Lynne Barrett - Dancing In The Dark
James Grady - Thunder Road
Dyer Wilk - Dry Lightning
Tom Pitts - Local Hero
C S DeWildt - Glory Days
Chuck Wendig - Queen of the Supermarket
Mike Creeden - Something in the Night
Rob Pierce - Rosalita
David James Keaton - The Ghost of Tom Joad
Peter Farris - What Love Can Do
Chris F. Holm - Mansion on the Hill
Ryan Sayles - Highway Patrolman
Brian Panowich - Wreck on the Highway
Matthew Lewis - My Hometown
Christopher Irvin - Death to my Hometown
Paul J. Garth - Nebraska
Les Edgerton - The Iceman
Todd Robinson - We Take Care of Our Own
Keith Rawson - My Best Was Never Good Enough
Isaac Kirkman - Streets of Fire
John McFetridge - Spare Parts
Ezra Letra - Does This Bus Stop at 82nd Street?
Jen Conley - It's Hard to Be a Saint in the City
Benoit Lelievre - Atlantic City
Richard Thomas - Because the Night
Lela Scott MacNeil - Darkness on the Edge of Town
Chuck Regan - Radio Nowhere
Court Merrigan - The Promised Land
Eric Beetner - Open All Night
Steve Weddle - Meeting Across the River
Chris Rhatigan - Wrecking Ball
Lincoln Crisler - Born to Run
Gareth Spark - Straight Time
Jamez Chang - This Little Light of Mine
Richard Brewer - Last to Die