We'll blame our absence from the blog on the dog days of summer. The famous Mississippi heat in August is no myth, and there is no predicting how it will go next. After days of roasting heat, with insects too lazy to swarm and tomatoes exploding on the vine, we may have a monsoon-like weekend that sprouts an overnight jungle. It's an ideal time to be inside reading or blogging or watching the Olympics, but with the August humidity comes too a gripping indolence.
And besides, we're having to adjust our bookselling duties in these recent Scottless days. This is a real and functioning bookstore, mind you. We don't have a blogging division, like some of our big-shot online competitors. There are books to stock, coffee to brew, shelves to dust and bathrooms to clean in between these reports. The books don't order themselves, also like some of our big-shot online customers.
So as we win back our strength, check out this fine interview with our friend Maude Schuyler Clay, spotlighting her show "Delta Dogs" at Perry Nicole Fine Art in Memphis. Take a gander at the photo gallery and you'll notice one of our favorites, "Turnrow Dog," (featured above) which was a major influence in the naming of the bookstore. If you like what you see, order a signed copy of her photo book Delta Land.
We're also fans of Maudie's husband Langdon, who has provided some terrific shots to the blog, being an outstanding photographer in his own right, and her daughter Sophie, who works at Turnrow part time and is in constant pursuit of the perfect frozen coffee drink, which we could really use right about now.