Summer of Deliverance: A Memoir of Father and Son
Now available in paperback from Simon & Schuster, and also on tape from Books on Tape.

Chosen by The New York Times Book Review as one of the best books of 1998.

"A heartbreaking, eloquent memoir by the son of the heartbreaking, eloquent poet, James Dickey." --Elizabeth Hardwick

"An exquisite balance of blistering candor and healing grace." -- David Bottoms, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

"A brilliant memoir ... a father-son odyssey and a classic tale of hubris, self-destruction and redemption." -- The Kansas City Star

"In the rich, heartbreaking literature that deals with the subject of fathers and sons, Christopher Dickey has produced a book that is a high-water mark in the genre." -- Pat Conroy

Grandmama, Uncle Tom, Aunt Maibelle, Chris (age 4), Mom. [Picture by Aunt Patsy]

Barnes and Noble page for Summer of Deliverance

Amazon.com link to Summer of Deliverance



Books on Tape recording of Summer of Deliverance

New York Times review of "Summer of Deliverance"

Booknotes with Brian Lamb, 18 Oct 1998:Transcript

Booknotes with Brian Lamb, 18 Oct 1998: Video and Audio

The Atlantic Monthy, Peter Davison review, August 1998

Denver Post, review by William Porter

Grandpapa, Dad, Mom, Chris in the shadows. [Picture by Aunt Patsy]