Book Talk

Premiere DateJun 1, 2013
00:00 Book Talk Intro – Kory French
02:26 I Don’t Know – The Sheepdogs
05:23 Interview with Matt Bell Part 1
21:43 Rollo Tomasi – The Sheepdogs
24:43 Interview with Matt Bell Part 2
43:29 Southern Dreaming – The Sheepdogs
47:27 Book Talk Outro – Kory French
48:44 Suddenly/Baby, I Won’t Do You No Harm – The Sheepdogs
52:30 Finish

In this epic, mythical debut novel, a newly wed couple escapes the busy confusion of their homeland for a distant and almost-uninhabited lakeshore. They plan to live there simply, to fish the lake, to trap the nearby woods, and build a house upon the dirt between where they can raise a family. But as their every pregnancy fails, the child-obsessed husband begins to rage at this new world: the song-spun objects somehow created by his wife’s beautiful singing voice, the giant and sentient bear that rules the beasts of the woods, the second moon weighing down the fabric of their starless sky, and the labyrinth of memory dug into the earth beneath their house.

A powerful exploration of the limits of parenthood and marriage—and of what happens when a marriage’s success is measured solely by the children it produces, or else the sorrow that marks their absence.

In the House Upon the Dirt Between the Lake and Woods

Matt Bell

The Sheepdogs Upcoming Shows:
June 8 – Huntsville Half – Huntsville, ON
June 12 – Old Rock House – St. Louis, MO
June 13 – Great Stage Park – Manchester, TN
June 16 – Bonnaroo Music Festival – Manchester, TN
June 29 – Glastonbury Festival – Pilton, UK

Kory French is the Founder and Principal of Emily Consulting, a consulting company that leads start-up and early-stage companies in everything from concept development to strategic planning to scaling and exit…