Puzzling Through Life with “A Long Time to Be Gone”

Michael McFee’s poetry collection, “A Long Time to Be Gone,” explores humanity and existence’s delights and oddities.

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“The Faraway World” Depicts Longing, Ghostliness, and Less-Than-Exquisite Love

A review of Patricia Engel’s collection of short stories, “The Faraway World.”

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Examining the Art of the Short Story in “Arranging Stories”

Heather A. Fox examines how white women writers in the South ordered their short story collections to say something about historical events, society or politics in the midst of a racist and male-dominated publishing era.

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“Moonrise Over New Jessup” Highlights an Important Part of History While Exploring Themes of Acceptance, Independence, and Identity

A review of Jamila Minnicks’ novel, “Moonrise Over New Jessup.”

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Generational Horrors Faced Head-on in “Unloose My Heart”

Marcia Edwina Herman-Giddens recounts her traumatizing childhood at the hands of a racist, abusive mother during the civil rights movement.

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“Tell Me What You See” Is A Timeless Collection About Unprecedented Times

A review of Terena Elizabeth Bell’s collection of short stories, “Tell Me What You See.”

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Tangled Histories: Ramona Reeves’ “It Falls Gently All Around and Other Stories”

A review of Ramona Reeves’ new book, “It Falls Gently All Around and Other Stories.”

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Ohio Poet Laureate Invites Readers Inside “House of My Heart”

With echoes of regional literary icons James Still and Irene McKinney, Kari Gunter-Seymour’s latest poetry collection will become part of Appalachia’s literary canon.

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Escaping Southern Belle Hell with Carrie Chappell’s “Loving Tallulah Bankhead”

A review of Carrie Chappell’s new book of poetry, “Loving Tallulah Bankhead.”

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“The Villa”: Gothic Suspense Plus Publishing Industry Commentary

Rachel Hawkins’ latest novel, “The Villa,” is enticing and psychologically gripping, an intellectual and emotional investment.

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