Booklovers’ Cafe – Mitch Luckett, Holy Roller Heart

(Airdate: November 7, 2023) Cris Wilson welcomes author, storyteller and old time musician Mitch Luckett to Booklovers’ Cafe. Mitch‘s latest novel titled Holy Roller Heart is set in the Missouri Ozarks. The Portland Tribune says anyone with a taste for bazaar fiction will have plenty to feast on in these pages. I certainly agree. This story is set in the 1950s where a 13-year-old Moses Grady Witt is trying to straddle a barbwire fence between Pentecostal zealotry and Ozarkian witchery. The strain at times almost rips our hero apart. Mitch himself spent the first 12 years of his life on a hardscrabble farm in hills of Missouri. He eventually settled on the Olympic Peninsula in Washington, and has been a hod carrier, preschool teacher, landscaper, school bus, driver, and the Portland Audubon Nature sanctuary’s Director. He has also written two books set on the Olympic peninsula titled To kill a Common Loon and The Man in the Loon!