Noteworthy August 2016
We celebrate the creativity of our city’s writers and musicians.
Just A Kiss
Fort Wayne’s queen of romance novels Denise Hunter’s new Summer Harbor novel, “Just a Kiss,” reflects the winds of war. Watching the love of his life falling for his brother was enough to send Riley straight to boot camp, and when his tour in Afghanistan is up, he plans to confess his feelings. But an IED kills a comrade and leaves Riley an amputee, and his plans to win Paige are a distant dream. Will Riley let his heart heal and find love?
$12.99 Available at amazon.com
In this uniquely crowdsourced book, edited by Indiana University Press with an introduction by Nelson Price, Hoosiers from all over the state tell their honest, wonderful and wacky stories. Included are historical anecdotes, recollections of hometowns, tales of food and basketball and, of course, Indiana’s unpredictable weather. It’s a great gift for anyone who has ever asked or attempted to answer the question, “What’s a Hoosier?”
$22 Available at iupress.indiana.edu
This self-titled debut album by Defiance, Ohio-based Shoeshine Tommy grooves from start to finish with a funk that laments, appeals, gets real and keeps moving through it all. There’s still time to enjoy the summer: “Sunshine, stay on my shoulder/’Cause all I need is you for another day.”
$10 Available at Wooden Nickel Music
First appeared in the August 2016 issue of Fort Wayne Magazine.