“Shuler has a talent for appreciating and describing the characters of the people he interviews, and by the end of the book I felt I had met an interesting cross-section of the citizens, black and white, who lived in Orangeburg in 1968 and live there still…Shuler’s book is a local history, but then all history when examined deeply becomes local. The Orangeburg tragedy of 1968 was rooted in two centuries of American racial injustice, and its after-life in the psyches of Orangeburg residents tells us a good deal about where America stands on racial matters, even today.”
Blood and Bone now available in a Kindle edition!
“Not a day goes by that death row exoneree Delbert Tibbs doesn’t go outside.” Read more.
Here’s an op-ed I wrote about the death penalty in Iran.
“He deals masterfully with the complicated issues of memory and reconciliation…”
ForeWord Reviews (indy book publisher reviews) has nominated Blood and Bone for the 2012 Regional Book of the Year Award.
I will be participating in the annual Racial Justice Conference the UU Congregation of Columbia, SC on March 1 and 2, 2013.
Here’s a recent review of Blood and Bone in Southeastern Librarian.
I’m taking part in a great conference next weekend–organized by the Avery Center in Charleston.