‘Cuyahoga’ Adds to the Elite Company of American Tall Tale Heroes

Pete Beatty’s exhilarating, laugh-out-loud debut novel, Cuyahoga, gives birth to literature’s next great tall-tale hero, Big Son.

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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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Call and Response in ‘How to Slowly Kill Yourself and Others in America’

Kiese Laymon’s ‘How to Slowly Kill Yourself and Others in America’ is a conversation that takes place on and off the page.

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The Rise and Fall of a Southern Hotbed of Vice

In ‘The Vapors,’ David Hill tells the all-but-forgotten story of the Arkansas town that punched far above its weight as one of America’s early playgrounds for the rich and famous – and for millions of others who wanted to hobnob with the one percent.

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‘When These Mountains Burn’: Addiction, Love, and Revenge

David Joy’s ‘When These Mountains Burn’ delivers an emotional story of addiction, love, revenge, and redemption.

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De’Shawn Charles Winslow’s Richly Developed World of ‘In West Mills’

Winslow’s Richly Developed World of ‘In West Mills’

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‘All The Songs We Sing’ Is an Important Ensemble of Voices

‘All The Songs We Sing,’ an anthology of poetry, fiction, and nonfiction, celebrates artists of the Carolina African American Writers’ Collective and the importance of diversity within American literature.

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