“Fight Songs” Explores the South’s History of Racism and its Relationship to Sports

A review of Ed Southern’s new book, “Fight Songs: A Story of Love and Sports in a Complicated South.”

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Big Cats, Bigger Questions: The Lions and Legal Dilemmas of “Pride of Eden”

A review of Taylor Brown’s novel, “Pride of Eden.”

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“The Blue Line Down” Is a Tale of New Beginnings

Maris Lawyer’s debut novel, “The Blue Line Down,” is set in 1920s Appalachia, featuring coal miners, union busters, and bootleggers.

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Robots, Rabbits, and Revelations: “The Age of Discovery” Is Defined by Its Strangeness

A review of Becky Hagenston’s new collection of short stories, “The Age of Discovery.”

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Flawed People Worth Caring About in “If or When I Call”

Will Johnson’s debut novel, “If or When I Call,” is set in a small Missouri town full of people who are born into and never quite escape from the hand-to-mouth existence of the rural South.

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Plush Imagery and Introspection in “Between Tides”

“Between Tides” by Angel Khoury is a love story in two parts: the other and the self. It is doomed, heart-wrenching, enchanting, and acts as both a gift and curse – but it is a love story all the same. 

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Wrestling with Reality in “The Big Door Prize”

M. O. Walsh’s recent novel, “The Big Door Prize,” is set in Deerfield, Louisiana, featuring a new machine that promises to reveal life’s purpose for the townspeople.

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