An Exploration of Tackiness

“The Tacky South,” a collection of essays edited by Katharine A. Burnett and Monica Carol Miller, features a wide range of writers examining instances of “tackiness” to explain how this particular aesthetic category has functioned over time, and with Dolly Parton as a recurring centerpiece.

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“These Precious Days” Explores How Time Can Feel So Fleeting, Yet So Endless

A review of Ann Patchett’s most recent collection of essays, “These Precious Days.”

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Parental Disability, Ancestral Violence and Millennial Nostalgia in Henry Hoke’s “Sticker”

With its examination of stickers, pop culture icons, and even the oft-forgotten days of video stores and cell phone-less times, Henry Hoke’s essay collection, “Sticker,” is a trove of Millennial nostalgia.

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“Where I Come From” Is Gentle, Full of Charms

Rick Bragg’s collection of essays, “Where I Come From,” is, as he claims in his prologue, about “the South’s gentler, easier nature,” covering everything from Tupperware to pick-up trucks, to pigs’ feet and po’boys.

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