Ad Spot

Author John Pritchard and his ‘Junior Ray’ to visit main library

HUNTSVILLE – Novelist John Pritchard will discuss his third book in the Junior Ray saga, “Sailing to Alluvium,” at the main branch of Huntsville-Madison County Public Library.

"Sailing to Alluvium" is John Pritchard's third installment in the Junior Ray saga. (CONTRIBUTED)
“Sailing to Alluvium” is John Pritchard’s third installment in the Junior Ray saga. (CONTRIBUTED)

Pritchard will visit on Dec. 2 at 6:30 p.m. in the main branch auditorium. Admission is free, and books will be available for purchase and signing.

“John Pritchard won literary acclaim with his bawdy, philosophical Southern lawman Junior Ray,” library communications director Anne Marie Martin said. “Barnes & Noble named Pritchard’s first book, ‘Junior Ray,’ as a Top Ten Sensational Debut Novel for 2005.”

The new novel continues the madcap adventures of Junior and his sidekick, Voyd Mudd, who have become “diktectives,” Martin said. The duo attempts to stop the murderous activities of a semi-secret, lethal organization of Southern women, the “Aunty Belles,” headed by Miss Attica Rummage.

Novelist John Pritchard will visit the Huntsville-Madison County Public Library on Dec. 2. (CONTRIBUTED)
Novelist John Pritchard will visit the Huntsville-Madison County Public Library on Dec. 2. (CONTRIBUTED)

Pritchard received praise particularly for dialogue for “Sailing to Alluvium” from Frank Bill, author of “Crimes in Southern Indiana & Donnybrook.” “Honed from the rough roads of dialect, the language within defines Pritchard as one of our great Southern writers,” Bill said.

“The man has an ear for the voice of his people, and he has twisted their words into a tough, raunchy, comic roller-coasting romp, corkscrewing us down the byways of a Delta that is more than likely not traveled by the average tourist, but should be,” Bill said.

For more information about Pritchard’s book signing, call Sophie Young at 256-532-2362.

The main branch of the Huntsville-Madison County Public Library system is located at 915 Monroe St. in Huntsville. For more information, call 256-532-2361 or visit hmcpl.org.

Events

Huntsville Christmas Parade is on for tonight, will roll along new route

Huntsville Christmas Parade is on for tonight, will roll along new route

Madison

Take a break from ‘the holidaze’ at Madison Public Library

Madison

Blood and platelet donations needed ahead of hectic holiday weeks

Madison

Morgan County capital murder defendant denies killing, says he was in Madison

Madison

Bond condition lifted for former teacher accused of sex with student he has since married

James Clemens High School

James Clemens Theatre claims awards at state Trumbauer festival

Madison

City council green-lights $11 million bid to turn old Three Springs complex into community center

Madison

Young artists can submit artwork that will be launched into space

Events

Toyota Field to host Artemis I splashdown party on Sunday

Bob Jones High School

Bob Jones to represent Alabama at Southeastern Theatre Conference

Business

The State Of The Rocket City Trash Pandas 2022

FRONT PAGE FEATURED

Rocket City Marathon 2022: New Format, New Course, New Day

James Clemens High School

Christmas Card Lane brightens downtown streets

Liberty Middle School

World War II, Korea veteran Walt Siffringer accepts Quilt of Valor

Bob Jones High School

beEntrepreneurial [beE] High School Idea Competition sets Dec. 7 deadline

Madison

School board approves bid to turn the old West Madison campus into PreK Center

Bob Jones High School

Greenpower racing builds STEM skills and confidence

Madison

Madison Animal Rescue Foundation in need of new foster homes

Madison

How to submit your child’s “Letter to Santa”

Events

Neighbors: Community theater groups in Decatur to stage ‘ELF: The Musical’

Events

Driving Nights for Galaxy of Lights begin today at Huntsville Botanical Garden

Events

Polar Express Christmas Tree Trail lighting and Wassail Fest being held Friday in downtown Madison

Polar Express Christmas Tree Trail lighting and Wassail Fest being held Friday in downtown Madison

Bob Jones High School

Former Patriot named assistant director of coaching at North Alabama SC

Former Patriot named assistant director of coaching at North Alabama SC

Digital Version

Check out the new issue of Madison Living Magazine

x