Woebegone indeed

class=img_thumbleft>Garrison Keillor reviews "Lovesick Blues," the new Hank Williams bio by Paul Hemphill in

Sunday's New York Times

. Sounds like a good read.

My two cents: Hemphill is a fine writer and simpatico author for this project, having grown up in Birmingham, Alabama (his memoir, "Leaving Birmingham," was nominated for a Pulitzer), and previously written the self-explanatory "The Nashville Sound." I know him best for his sports novel, "Nobody's Hero," and "The Ballad of Little River," his journalistic account of the torching of a black church by white teens.

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