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Visiting Hours | Book Review

Visiting Hours | Book Review

Visiting Hours by Andrew McFadyen-Ketchum ISBN: 978-1622883127 Stephen F Austin University Press, March 12, 2020 96 pages, paperback, $20.00   Andrew McFadyen-Ketchum’s second collection of poetry, Visiting Hours, is a testament to the struggles of grief and a plea to...
The House That Grief Built | Book Review

The House That Grief Built | Book Review

Accommodations by Sarah Carey ISBN: 978-0996475495 Concrete Wolf Press, June 30 2019 46 pages, paperback, $10.69 and Borrowed Light by Jennifer Horne ISBN: 978-0984276479 Mule on a Ferris Wheel Press, 2019 31 pages, mass market paperback, $15.00 1. In two recent...
Stop. Listen. Listen Again. | Book Review

Stop. Listen. Listen Again. | Book Review

World of Wonders: In Praise of Fireflies, Whale Sharks, and Other Astonishments by Aimee Nezhukumatathil, with full color illustrations by Fumi Nakamura ISBN: 978-1-57131-365-2 Milkweed Editions, August 11, 2020 184 pages, hardcover, $24.00 World of Wonders is Aimee...
Whose Story to Tell | Book Review

Whose Story to Tell | Book Review

Little Tea by Claire Fullerton ISBN: 9781645262596 Firefly Southern Fiction, April 29, 2020 252 pages, $14.99 It’s been a decade since Celia Wakefield has returned to her childhood home of Memphis, Tennessee or seen her friends Ava and Renny. Now they’re together...
Quail Bell’s Her Plumage | Book Review

Quail Bell’s Her Plumage | Book Review

Her Plumage: An Anthology of Women’s Writings from Quail Bell Magazine Edited by Christine Sloan Stoddard and Gretchen Gales ISBN: 9780464635963 Quail Bell Press, Nov. 30, 2019 204 pages, $24.99 Quail Bell Magazine was founded by Christine Sloan Stoddard in...
You Can (Never) Go Back | Book Review

You Can (Never) Go Back | Book Review

Down on the Sidewalk: Stories About Children and Childhood from the Flannery O’Connor Award for Short Fiction Edited by Ethan Laughman ISBN: 9-780-8203-5762-1 University of Georgia Press, March 1, 2020 254 pages, $24.95 At no point is there a question of quality when...