southern fiction

A Twilight Reel: Stories | Book Review

A Twilight Reel: Stories | Book Review

A Twilight Reel: Stories by Michael Amos Cody ISBN: 978-1-942016-66-3 Pisgah Press, May 25, 2021 312 pages, $17.95 Michael Cody’s collection of twelve linked stories, A Twilight Reel, follows the pattern of Edmund Spenser’s Shepheardes Calendar (1579), with each story...
The Big Door Prize | Book Review

The Big Door Prize | Book Review

The Big Door Prize by M.O. Walsh ISBN: 9780735218482 G.P. Putnam’s Sons, Sep. 8, 2020 384 Pages, $27.00 My first conversation with M.O. Walsh happened on the phone in 2017, me traveling in Uruguay, he working in New Orleans. The call dropped with a crazy...
Return to Tims Creek | Book Review

Return to Tims Creek | Book Review

If I Had Two Wings: Stories by Randall Kenan ISBN: 1324005467 Norton, Aug 4, 2020 224 Pages, $25.95 Like James Baldwin, Randall Kenan’s contribution to the world of letters is enhanced by the ways that his fiction and nonfiction come into rich dialogue with each...