This month’s She Reads Book Club Selection is a book we’ve already featured on Southern Spines–Man in the Blue Moon by Michael Morris. I met Michael in September, shortly after Man in the Blue Moon‘s release. Since then, he’s crossed most of the Southeast on book tour and his novel continues to earn rave reviews.
To learn the story behind the story of Man in the Blue Moon, I hope you’ll read our post, Grandpa, Foxfire and the Piggly Wiggly: History Behind Man in the Blue Moon by Michael Morris.
As with every She Reads selection, you’ll find blog posts from the author throughout the month and great giveaway items. One of the prizes is a set of notecards featuring the landscape painting below. The artist is Michael’s wife, Melanie Morris. She uses a palette knife to create her acrylic landscapes, and this one was inspired by the Florida Panhandle setting of Man in the Blue Moon. The novel’s protagonist, Ella, is an artist; Michael freely admits this is not a coincidence, but he says that Melanie and others created a composite for Ella.