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"Shoe Burnin'" Collects Stories of Southern Soles

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'Shoe Burnin'' collects stories from over a dozen authors.

It started one night with a box of shoes. 

Some Alabama artists ran out of firewood and, they surmised, a box of shoes seemed an appropriate enough substitute for traditional kindling. So began the first shoe burning — a well-kept Southern literary tradition of telling stories for each sole burned.  

In Shoe Burnin': Stories of Southern Soul over a dozen authors and songwriters collected their tales in a combination of musical and literary sojourns.

KUT's David Brown spoke with Shari Smith and Chuck Cannon, two writers who contributed to the book.

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