Heartstrings | Ed Tarkington and Will Hoge

Whether you’re writing a novel or writing a song, it really all comes down to telling a good story. Author Ed Tarkington  talks to host Mary Laura Philpott about his debut novel, ONLY LOVE CAN BREAK YOUR HEART, along with his good friend, singer/songwriter Will Hoge.

Ed Tarkington recommends:

THE GOOD LORD BIRD by James McBride
THE WETTEST COUNTY IN THE WORLD by Matt Bondurant
THE GREAT MAN by Kate Christensen
THE WOMAN WHO LOST HER SOUL by Bob Shacochis
THE FIRST PAPER GIRL IN RED OAK, IOWA by Elizabeth Stuckey-French

Ed Tarkington is reading:

MISS JANE by Brad Watson
CALLOUSTOWN by George Singleton
LAROSE by Louise Erdrich
BARBARIAN DAYS by William Finnegan
MY NAME IS LUCY BARTON Elizabeth Strout

Will Hoge recommends:

THE THINGS THEY CARRIED by Tim O’Brien
BRAVE NEW WORLD by Aldous Huxley
BILLY LYNN’S LONG HALFTIME WALK by Ben Fountain
BAGOMBO SNUFF BOX by Kurt Vonnegut
THE STATE OF JONES by Sally Jenkins and John Stauffer

Will Hoge is reading:

ONLY LOVE CAN BREAK YOUR HEART by Ed Tarkington
BOBBY BRADDOCK: A LIFE on NASHVILLE’S MUSIC ROW by Bobby Braddock
THE KEPT by James Scott


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Behind the scene photos
Through Missing You music video

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