Atticus Books issued a press release officially announcing the publication of TRACKS, a novel in stories.Â Â The headline:
â€˜Tracksâ€™ Set to Arrive in the Summer of 2011
Atticus Elated to Ride the Rails with Goodman and His Debut Novel
Atticus writes, â€œEric D. Goodman has spent years on the road, reading stories and winning praise from scores of listeners. He now has found a place to lay his Tracks, his first novel in stories.â€
The release quotes Dan Cafaro, founding publisher of Atticus Books: â€œOn one hand, Ericâ€™s created a straight-forward collection of first-person narratives that works superbly on its own, as a group of standalone pieces. On the other [hand], his stories become even more powerful by his seamlessly linking and intersecting these lives on a passenger train. Through this authentic technique, he paints a rich tapestry of vignettes: a cross-cultural, boundary-breaking snapshot of everyday, yet colorful people on an imagery-filled, life-changing journey.â€
The press release goes into more detail and includes links to published works and radio readings.
Even if you just stop by to take a look at the mug shot, visit the Atticus Books website for the press release.
Eric D. Goodman, Books Correspondent
Eric's column, Lit Bit, is published every week to Gather Essentials: Books.Â Featuring bits on writing, writers, books, and literature, Lit Bit will fulfill your literary longings.
Eric is a full-time writer and editor.Â His work has appeared in a number of periodicals, including The Washington Post, The Baltimore Review, Writers Weekly, The Arabesques Review, The Pedestal Magazine, The Potomac, JMWW, Freshly Squeezed, Scribble, Slow Trains, Whatever Literary Journal, Smile Hon Youâ€™re In Baltimore, Read Street, On Stage Magazine, Four-Cornered Universe, To Be Read Aloud, Neck of My Guitar, Travel Insights, Coloquio, and New Lines from the Old Line State: An Anthology of Maryland Writers.
Learn about Eric's full-color, hardcover childrens' book Flightless Goose.
Listen to Eric read the following stories on The Signal, a program on the Baltimore-DC NPR station, WYPR: