Charlotte Observer: David Payne’s Reading Riveting…

It’s always a risk to invite my husband along to a reading. Most of the time, he’d rather be watching the Panthers or re-runs of “L.A. Law.” But last week, we were both in for a unusual treat at Park Road Books.

Hillsborough’s David Payne was reading from his memoir about his brother’s death,“Barefoot to Avalon,” and it turned out to be a riveting and enlightening evening…

The memoir, reviewed Sunday on the Observer’s book page, is fantastic. I give it unrestrained kudos.

— Dannye Romine Powell