According to the Associated Press, the new reality TV show, Moonshine, has inspired distillers around the country to brew their own brands to be sold at liquor stores. For more information, check out the article here.
At the Press, moonshine's comeback is getting us excited for different reasons. Next month, we'll be releasing Others Had It Worse: Sour Dock, Moonshine, and Hard Times in Davis County, Iowa. In 1977, Chris D. Baker asked his grandmother, Vetra Covert, to write a notebook of her childhood memories. Grandma Covert wrote about her younger life in rural Iowa between 1920 and 1929. In Others Had It Worse, Chris Baker has compiled her stories and transcribed her words into nine chapters that illuminate home, family, neighbors, school, and social life. He has composed a collection of candid, whimsical, sometimes ornery stories that will resonate with anyone who has ever tried to decipher the lives found in old letters and photos.
Keep coming back to read an interview with Chris Baker and make sure to check out Others Had It Worse when it releases in September!
Others Had It Worse: Sour Dock, Moonshine, and Hard Times in Davis County, Iowa, by Vetra Melrose Padget Covert and Chris D. Baker