Archives for June 2013

“Whisper’s Edge,” by LuAnn McLane

Reviewed by Philip K. Jason Ms. McLane’s fourth entry in her popular “Cricket Creek” series (and her eighteenth title overall) continues to explore the charm of a friendly Kentucky riverfront town in the midst of change. While business ventures can enhance the town, they can also undermine its caring, relaxed, neighborly character. In this installment, […]

“The Darkling,” by Carolyn Haines as R. B. Chesterton

Reviewed by Mollie Waters When Carolyn Haines presented her new work The Darkling at the Alabama Book Festival in April 2013, the question on her audience’s mind was who in the world is R. B. Chesterton? Haines is best known for her popular crime novels the Bones series, which has a devoted following, but she […]

Allen Mendenhall Interviews Karen White

AM:  Thank you so much, Karen, for taking time out of your busy schedule to do this interview with Southern Literary Review.  We’re excited about the release of your new book, The Time Between.  You’ve said that this book might be your favorite so far.  Why is that? KW:  I think that with each book […]

June Read of the Month: “The Little Way of Ruthie Leming,” by Rod Dreher

Reviewed by Philip K. Jason This soulful biography has the makings of an American classic. It has attributes that are likely to put it on all kinds of reading lists: family dynamics, coping with illness, grieving, religious questioning, small town life, and regional culture to name a handful. Its subtitle pushes some of these buttons: […]