A Tale of Two Realities in ‘Working It Off in Labor County’

Larry D. Thacker’s short story collection ‘Working It Off in Labor County’ is tender in its depiction of rural American ennui and mordant in its portrayal of colorful go-getters in a patch of coal country.

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A Golden Ticket to Prosperity in ‘The Fortunate Ones’

Ed Tarkington’s new novel ‘The Fortunate Ones’ points out the chinks in the gilded armor adorning – and weighing down – followers of the cult of wealth.

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‘Naked Came the Florida Man’: A Love Letter to Florida

Tim Dorsey’s mystery novel, ‘Naked Came the Florida Man,’ is both a love letter to and deconstruction of the Sunshine State.

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A Community Defined by Fear and Suspicion in ‘How Fire Runs’

Set in Trump-era Tennessee, Charles Dodd White’s ‘How Fire Runs’ follows a small town’s struggle against white supremacy.

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‘House of the Rising Sun’ Characters Live A Fragile Dystopian Existence

‘House of the Rising Sun’ Characters Live A Fragile Dystopian Existence

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‘The Gifted School’ Channels the Hilarity and Pettiness of a Society of Appearances

Bruce Holsinger’s novel ‘The Gifted School’ channels the hilarity and pettiness of a society of appearances.

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Eerie and Enchanting, ‘Things You Would Know’ Honors the Will of the Land

Eerie and Enchanting – Nancy Wayson Dinan Honors The Will of the Land In Her Debut Novel

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