Novelist Shelby Foote has died

After Civil War author Shelby Foote died in 2005, the Gothic Southern novelist Shelby Foote was reborn and began to be seen in the literature sections of the chain bookstores.

Shortly after the ACW personality passsed away I had my pick of three or four Foote novels on any given visit to Borders or B&N. Now I cannot find a single Foote title anymore. Shame.

Foote predates Flannery O'Connor and his work is deeper, darker and richer than Walker Percy's. He was a big talent contemporary with giants. Pity the Foote revival fizzled.