Echoes of Mercy: Psalms from the Marrow Bone by Austin author Alyce M. Guynn is richly layered poetry and prose. Guynn, a reporter for the Austin American Statesman in the late 60s and an antitrust investigator, has a passion for writing. A prolific poet, she has been a contributor to The Rag Blog and a guest on Rag Radio. Her published work includes Deal Me In, a book of 52 love poems illustrated by Jesse ‘Guitar’ Taylor, a book of poetry entitled Beyond Blue: In Memory of Champ Hood and Feeding the Crow, a collection of poetry and prose.
Alyce Guynn’s memoir, Echoes of Mercy, lovingly records the language and rhythms of bygone, church-goin’ small-town Texas where Sunday lunch is called dinner, family members have nicknames like Toadie Mae and Aunt Sister, where caskets are left open, and teenagers swoon over Elvis, go the picture show, make out in old cars – and sometimes get ostracized as unwed mothers… — Sharon Shelton-Colangelo