‘The Ghost Variations’ is Philosophical, Ironic, Dark, and Humorous

A review of Kevin Brockmeier’s new short story collection, “The Ghost Variations.”

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Missed Chances and What-Ifs in ‘Sorry for Your Trouble’

Richard Ford’s sixth book of short fiction, ‘Sorry for Your Trouble,’ dazzles in his portrayal of later middle-age.

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Exploring the Absurdity and Tragic Comedy of Florida, A Misunderstood State

A review of Tyler Gillespie’s new collection of essays, “The Thing About Florida: Exploring a Misunderstood State.”

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Kendra DeColo’s Poems Mechanize the Messy

Kendra DeColo’s new poetry collection, ‘I Am Not Trying to Hide My Hungers from the World,’ navigates the chaotic and tangled world of newly minted motherhood.

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Stubborn Rigidity and Self-Reformation in ‘A Wall of Bright Dead Feathers’

Babette Fraser Hale’s short story collection, ‘A Wall of Bright Dead Feathers,’ is set in the countryside of central Texas.

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Naima Coster Explores Questions of Race, Identity, and Belonging in Latest Novel, ‘What’s Mine and Yours’

In her latest novel, “What’s Mine and Yours,” Naima Coster joins writers like Britt Bennett, author of The Vanishing Half, in exploring questions of race, identity, and belonging.

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‘Big Bad’ Pushes the Boundaries of Both Its Characters and Its Readers

A review of Whitney Collins’ new collection of short stories, “Big Bad.”

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Shannon Sullivan and Others Advocate for ‘Philosophy in/of the South’ in Latest Collection of Essays

Thinking the US South is a compendium of ten thoroughly researched and referenced essays by U.S.-based professional academic philosophers writing from Southern perspectives in regard to the South.

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