Vulnerability and Humor in “Bring Your Baggage and Don’t Pack Light”

Hellen Ellis’ new essay collection, “Bring Your Baggage and Don’t Pack Light,” explores friendship, marriage, and growing older with sarcasm and witty commentary.

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‘The Kissing Bug’ Explores the Personal and Global Impacts of a Deadly Disease

A review of Daisy Hernández’s new book, “The Kissing Bug: A True Story of an Insect, a Family, and a Nation’s Neglect of a Deadly Disease.”

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A City That Never Was is Revealed Once Again in Thomas Hager’s New Book

A review of Thomas Hager’s new book, “Electric City: The Lost History of Ford and Edison’s American Utopia.”

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Renée Nicholson Examines “Fierce and Delicate” Place of Ballerinas in the Literary World

An interview with Renée Nicholson on her essay collection, “Fierce and Delicate.”

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Confronting Traditional Custom and Belief in 21st Century Southern Writing

“Twenty-First-Century Southern Writers: New Voices, New Perspectives,” edited by Jean W. Cash and Richard Gaughran, presents overviews and analyses of nineteen contemporary Southern fiction writers.

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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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