The Life You Need Might Not Be the One You Expected: An Interview with Chelsea Stickle

An interview with Chelsea Stickle on her latest chapbook, “Everything’s Changing,” with stories that “want to solve a problem, and the only solution is for things to get a little weird.”

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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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2022 Staff Favorites

The editorial team looks back on their favorite books they read in the last year.

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Confronting False Histories in “How the Word is Passed”

Clint Smith’s “How the Word is Passed” takes readers on a cross-country journey to sites that, just below the surface, harbor hidden histories of slavery.

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“Because the World is Round” Poignantly Punctuates Memories with Metaphor

Jane Saginaw’s nonfiction debut pairs anecdotes of childhood and world travel to craft a remarkable coming-of-age narrative.

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“Ducks: Two Years in the Oil Sands” Depicts a World of Inequalities

A review of Kate Beaton’s nonfiction graphic novel, “Ducks: Two Years in the Oil Sands.”

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“Our Sister Who Will Not Die” is Raw, Absorbing, and Complex

In the short story collection, “Our Sister Who Will Not Die,” Rebecca Bernard explores the darkest innerworkings of her characters while maintaining their humanity.

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