Heart and Logic in ‘Soul Full of Coal Dust’

‘Soul Full of Coal Dust: A Fight for Breath and Justice in Appalachia’ by Chris Hamby is a beautifully crafted deep dive into the horrific realities of black lung disease.

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Charles U. Daly on Collaboration, Coming Home from War, and ‘Make Peace or Die’

An interview with Charles U. Daly and his son and co-author, Charlie, on his new book ‘Make Peace or Die.’

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Call and Response in ‘How to Slowly Kill Yourself and Others in America’

Kiese Laymon’s ‘How to Slowly Kill Yourself and Others in America’ is a conversation that takes place on and off the page.

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The Rise and Fall of a Southern Hotbed of Vice

In ‘The Vapors,’ David Hill tells the all-but-forgotten story of the Arkansas town that punched far above its weight as one of America’s early playgrounds for the rich and famous – and for millions of others who wanted to hobnob with the one percent.

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Rebecca McClanahan on Scientific and Imaginative Observations and ‘In the Key of New York City’

An interview with Rebecca McClanahan on her new memoir in essays ‘In the Key of New York City.’

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‘All The Songs We Sing’ Is an Important Ensemble of Voices

‘All The Songs We Sing,’ an anthology of poetry, fiction, and nonfiction, celebrates artists of the Carolina African American Writers’ Collective and the importance of diversity within American literature.

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‘A Silent Fury’ Is an Act of Witness

Yuri Herrera’s recent book ‘A Silent Fury: The El Bordo Mine Fire’ contains a murder mystery, a historical reconstruction, an ekphrasis, an homage, and above all an act of witness.

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Molly McCully Brown On Joy, Desire, Connection, and The Body As Place

Molly McCully Brown On Joy, Desire, Connection, and The Body As Place in ‘Places I’ve Taken My Body’

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