joined by acoustic guitarist, Andrew Castro
Amy Franklin-Willis discusses her novel The Lost Saints of Tennessee ($25.00). With dazzling agility, she mines the fault lines in one Southern working-class family. Driven by the soulful voices of 42-year-old Ezekiel Cooper and his mother, Lillian, this work takes us on a journey from the 1940s to 1980s.
Andrew Castro was commissioned by Amy Franklin Willis to compose songs inspired by the novel. He recorded the songs in his hometown of Castro Valley with the help of sound engineer Kevin Crawford. The album is a collection of nine original songs that complement the stories and characters in the book.