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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 groups...
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...
Let’s All Die Happy

Let’s All Die Happy

Book review Let’s All Die Happy Erin Adair-Hodges University of Pittsburgh Press 2017, 112 pp., $15.95 The poems in Let’s All Die Happy by Erin Adair-Hodges are consistently and consciously aware of breath, and their process of breathing is often labored and the poems...
Sweetness and Savagery in the South

Sweetness and Savagery in the South

Book review Mourning Dove Claire Fullerton Forthcoming June 29, 2018 Firefly Southern Fiction, 234 pp., $9.95 Parallel universes exist all around us. One person chucks trash for another to call a treasure. Claire Fullerton’s novel Mourning Dove explores this concept...