It’s here: Julep Street

julep street front cover Craig's seventh novel, Julep Street, is now available. Here, he leaves contemporary Montana and sets a story in western Kentucky, on the banks of the Ohio River, where a newspaperman confronts his biggest story: his own. Carson McCullough has given his career to a singular pursuit—putting out a small daily newspaper that keeps his employees engaged and his hometown informed. But as time and technology conspire against him, Carson’s Argus-Dispatch is shuttered by an owner with a different view of its future. Stung by the abrupt end of his career and burdened by regret and grudges, Carson and his one true companion, a yellow Lab named Hector, set out on a road trip. As the miles pile up and Carson erratically drives into the residue of past decisions and the consequences of current actions, he confronts questions of love, faith, self-worth, and, perhaps most pressing, whether he can redefine himself after his identity is stripped away. With this novel, Craig Lancaster returns to the broad themes of his award-winning work and goes deeper yet, straight into the heart and mind of a good man who has lost his way and is struggling against himself to set things right. Buy a signed hardcover copy. Get it for your Kindle here. Paperbacks are available here. Audio version will be available soon.

Foreword Review of Julep Street

julep for website "The crux of Julep Street’s success is its ability to grant access to larger issues while adding a personal touch." Click here to read the full five-star review.

A Death in the Family

The last time Keith and I were together, Christmas 2014. Craig reflects on the loss of his older brother, Keith, and what it means to be a family at great physical and emotional distance. Read the article in Last Best News.