“The Faraway World” Depicts Longing, Ghostliness, and Less-Than-Exquisite Love

A review of Patricia Engel’s collection of short stories, “The Faraway World.”

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“Moonrise Over New Jessup” Highlights an Important Part of History While Exploring Themes of Acceptance, Independence, and Identity

A review of Jamila Minnicks’ novel, “Moonrise Over New Jessup.”

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“Tell Me What You See” Is A Timeless Collection About Unprecedented Times

A review of Terena Elizabeth Bell’s collection of short stories, “Tell Me What You See.”

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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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“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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Rebecca Ross Masterfully Marries Fantasy and Romance in New Novel Series

The prose of Rebecca Ross’ Elements of Cadence novels is “beautiful, lyrical, with an underlying bite and realness.”

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“Smothered and Covered” Sheds New Light on a Southern Staple

A review of Ty Matejowsky’s “Smothered and Covered: Waffle House and the Southern Imaginary.”

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