Local Paperback Fiction
3/29/09 - Dallas Morning News
2009 PEN Texas Southwest
It's the anniversary
of "Light Bread"
Over 6500 copies sold
in first year, and now approaching 11,000 including e-book formats!
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to download the press kit
and allow a few minutes for complete download.
“Light Bread, a first novel by Cordell Adams, weaves a lovely story around the tumultuous 1960s in his creation of Veola Cook--a brave, Black earth mother of wisdom, warmth and wit. But Veola has the strength of goodness and godliness to offer love and comfort to those in need, regardless of the danger she faces, regardless of the unrest in America...and regardless of the color of the many who depend on her.”
- Billie Letts, author of Where the Heart Is (an Oprah Book Club selection), and MADE IN THE USA
We all know her. That go-to person for all our troubles. And in his debut novel, Light Bread, Cordell Adams gives readers that person in the form of Veola Cook, who just about everyone in Parkerville, Texas, comes to count on when they need a little homespun wisdom and propping up. Adams has created a warm, caring, colorful and insightful character who will be a delight for readers. A woman with the wisdom to avoid trouble and the insight to handle it, if it rears its ugly head."
- Robert Greer, author of seven novels in the CJ Floyd mystery series (the latest two, The Mongoose Deception and Blackbird, Farewell), two medical thrillers, and a short story collection.
Cordell Adams' wonderful debut novel, Light Bread, took me back to my youth in East Texas. He describes the times, the people and their circumstances with stunning accuracy. Ms. Veola is a true character and I found myself cheering for her through her tribulations to the satisfying ending."
- Evelyn Palfrey, author of The Price of Passion
“A good book happens when a good story is told or when a story is told well. Cordell Adams’ Light Bread does both. I went back to my own childhood and opened the door to characters who were coming in anyway. The breath and wisdom of Light Bread leaves you wanting more.”
- Bertice Berry, author of Redemption Song, When Love Calls, You Better Answer, and The Ties that Bind, A Memoir of Race Memory and Redemption
“Engaging and engrossing…filled with heartfelt characters and achingly realistic portrayals of a time passed but not forgotten. Miss Veola, Miss Loretta, and Fayetta Dewberry reminded me of women that I have known, loved, and celebrated. Light Bread will make you laugh out loud and praise your ancestors. Hallelujah.”
- Gabrielle Pina, author of Bliss, Chasing Sophea, and Children of Grace
Upcoming 2009 Events:
Saturday, January 16, 2010
Toastmaster: Cordell Adams, MD, Author
POS (People of Substance)
Annual Mardi Gras Ball Extravaganza
Westwego Civic Auditorium
New Orleans, LA
Saturday, January 23, 2010
Tulisoma Book Club
11:00 am to 1:00 pm
Saturday, January 23, 2010
Dallas Public Library
MLK, JR Branch
Dallas, TX 75215
1:00 to 3:00 PM
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