‘One Writer’s Beginnings’ Forges Connections Across Time and Place

The new edition of Eudora Welty’s instructive memoir ‘One Writer’s Beginnings’ features an introduction by Natasha Trethewey.

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Cassie Chambers on ‘Hill Women’ and Finding Strength in Her Background

An interview with Cassie Chambers about her memoir, “Hill Women: Finding Family and a Way Forward in the Appalachian Mountains.”

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A Golden Ticket to Prosperity in ‘The Fortunate Ones’

Ed Tarkington’s new novel ‘The Fortunate Ones’ points out the chinks in the gilded armor adorning – and weighing down – followers of the cult of wealth.

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Sticky-Sweet Summers in ‘So We Can Glow’

Addictively readable, Leesa Cross-Smith’s short story collection “So We Can Glow” is the literary equivalent of someone biting their lip and looking up at you.

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Wrestling with the Angel in ‘Hallelujah Station’

M. Randal O’Wain’s ‘Hallelujah Station and Other Stories’ play out across a range of Southern urban settings from Memphis to Asheville and feature a cast of modern misfits encompassing diverse voices.

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A Correlation Between Artistry and Solitude

Fenton Johnson’s ‘At the Center of All Beauty: Solitude and the Creative Life’ examines artists from Thoreau to Rabindranath Tagore to Nina Simone to study the relationship between solitude and artistry.

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Grief and Compassion in ‘The Collected Breece D’J Pancake’

‘The Collected Breece D’J Pancake,’ a new edition from The Library of America, contains the complete collection of stories along with story fragments, selected letters, and a new introduction by Jayne Anne Phillips.

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‘Naked Came the Florida Man’: A Love Letter to Florida

Tim Dorsey’s mystery novel, ‘Naked Came the Florida Man,’ is both a love letter to and deconstruction of the Sunshine State.

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A Tapestry of Connectivity in ‘I Have Been Assigned the Single Bird’

Susan Cerulean’s recent memoir ‘I Have Been Assigned the Single Bird’ chronicles both her end-of-life care for her octogenarian father and her stewardship of seabirds on an isolated Florida island.

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