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Charles Frazier Among the Swells

Charles Frazier Among the Swells

Book Review Varina: A Novel Charles Frazier ecco (HarperCollins) 2018 Trade paperback 288 pp., $16.99   In his first three novels, Charles Frazier built a reputation not only for historical fiction rendered in lyrical prose but also for championing members of...
Review: ‘The Carrying: Poems’ by Ada Limón

Review: ‘The Carrying: Poems’ by Ada Limón

The Carrying: Poems Ada Limón Milkweed August 4, 2018 96 pp. $22 (hardcover)  The Carrying, Ada Limón’s fifth collection of poetry, is both an exquisite read for this moment in time and far beyond.  That makes absolute sense, because Limón is a poet who makes you...
Southern Ugliness Under Harsh Fluorescent Lights

Southern Ugliness Under Harsh Fluorescent Lights

Book review Nobody Knows How It Got This Good Amos Jasper Wright IV Livingston Press 2018, 312 pp., $8.95 Amos Jasper Wright’s Nobody Knows How It Got This Good is a collection of short stories woven together in an intricate but rough fashion, a vehicle to examine...
Florida

Florida

Book review Florida Lauren Groff Riverhead Books 2018, 288 pp., $27 Lauren Groff’s outstanding new collection of stories, Florida, is so much more than “just” a story collection, and so much more than “just” about Florida. Rather, in ten dazzling stories and a...