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You've seen those "Employee Picks" racks at bookstores? Bookmarks is new monthly WUKY new feature designed to get the full story on local booksellers' favorite new selections - and provide listeners with reading suggestions from the people who know books best in their own community.

Here Comes The Flood: Silas House Talks 'Southernmost'

Pentecostal preacher Asher Sharp's circumstances and beliefs come into sharp relief in the latest novel from beloved Kentucky author Silas House.

It's all kicked off by a flood, which washes away most of a small Tennessee town and with it the preacher's old ways of thinking. In this installment of WUKY's Bookmarks, we chat with the author about the forces driving Southernmost (out June 5) and how it's become even more relevant than House anticipated when he began writing it close to seven years ago.

Listen to the full interview and watch a teaser trailer for Hillbilly, the Documentary: 100 Years of Appalachia in TV and Film, executive produced by Silas House.

Josh James fell in love with college radio at Western Kentucky University's student station, New Rock 92 (now Revolution 91.7). After working as a DJ and program director, he knew he wanted to come home to Lexington and try his hand in public radio.