Archives for October 2013

“South, America,” by Rod Davis

Reviewed by Gerald Duff Acclaimed writer Rod Davis in his new novel provides a mystery, the first in what promises to be a series featuring a part-time writer, TV announcer, private investigator, Vietnam veteran, and world-weary survivor named Jack Prine. He lives in New Orleans, but not in the French Quarter. Instead he prefers a […]

Gerald Duff

Gerald Duff has published 16 books, including novels, collections of short stories and poems, memoirs, and critical studies of literature. His most recent books are a novel, Dirty Rice: A Season in the Evangeline League, and a memoir, Fugitive Days. His work has appeared in the Kenyon Review, Southwest Review, Ploughshares, Georgia Review, Missouri Review, Sewanee Review, […]

Allen Mendenhall Interviews David Bradley

AM:  Thanks for doing this interview on the occasion of the ebook release of your 1981 novel, The Chaneysville Incident.  It’s been 32 years since the novel was first published.  Does it speak differently to today’s audience than it did upon its initial release? Thanks for the opportunity. No writer really knows what a book, […]

“More Things in Heaven and Earth,” by Jeff High

  Reviewed by Donna Meredith Jeff High’s More Things in Heaven and Earth is one of the best books I’ve read in years. Really. And I read a bunch of books. This is the book you should give to your mother and your best friend at Christmas. After you read it yourself, of course. The […]

“The Alligator Man,” by James Sheehan

Reviewed by Amy Susan Wilson If you’re looking for a fast-paced, intriguing legal thriller, The Alligator Man by James Sheehan is the novel for you. From a Florida swamp crime scene to a courtroom drama, a romance, and a murder—all connected by a who-done-it plot—The Alligator Man keeps the reader turning page after page in […]

October Read of the Month: “When Mountains Move,” by Julie Cantrell

  Reviewed by Donna Meredith From the outset, wrenching secrets handicap Millie and Bump’s marriage in When Mountains Move, the sequel to Julie Cantrell’s debut Into the Free. You don’t have to read the debut first to enjoy the sequel, but you should. Cantrell’s first novel won Christy awards for Best Debut Novel and for […]