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My Biscuit Baby is here!

Reading John Bare’s My Biscuit Baby is the next best thing to wandering amongst the old stone walls of Chapel Hill. This is a story of politics, BBQ wars, international intrigue, and love. It is also a jukebox of memory — of chicken and cheese biscuits, blue cups at He’s Not Here, jamming at Cat’s Cradle, listening to Liquid Pleasure, walking in Battle Park, and watching the sunrise from the stone bench at Gimghoul Castle. Literary great Thomas Wolfe once wrote, “You can’t go home again.” Well it turns out that you can and John Bare’s jaunty, funny, and authentically Southern story takes us all home — to college, to friendship, to songs past, and to a time and place where so many of us found enlightenment.  

  • Steven J. Tepper, UNC ’89 & executive director emeritus of UNC-Chapel Hill’s 200th Anniversary


My Biscuit Baby is a 90-proof tale flavored with Troll’s, Upper Deck and Springfest memories, as Lassie James and friends bury a Tar Heel classmate and defend against new threats to a Chapel Hill treasure. The story is a love letter to Battle Park.

  • Steve Ferguson, '88 Morrison Dorm Resident Emeritus


Better than homemade cheese biscuits!

  • Gwenyfar Rohler, Old Books on Front Street, Wilmington, NC


Visit music streaming services for “Lassie James Songbook Vol I,” an album of original songs supporting the Lassie James mystery series (songs co-written by Don Dixon, John Bare)


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