Archives for November 2013

Notable Scholarship in Southern Studies

Southern Literary Review would like to acknowledge and recommend a few works of scholarship that, we think, will interest our readers.  Each book is about Southern themes or literature, broadly defined.   Jon Smith.  Finding Purple America: The South and the Future of American Cultural Studies.  Athens, Georgia: The University of Georgia Press, 2013. From […]

“Primary Lessons,” by Sarah Bracey White

Reviewed by LisaMarie DeSanto Ask people to summarize their youth, and you’ll hear a variety of descriptions. Our childhoods are laced with humor and heartbreak, tragedy and joy, failure and triumph – all in varying degrees. Some parents gave their all, though limited emotionally, financially, or physically. Other parents had much to give but thought […]

LisaMarie DeSanto

LisaMarie DeSanto is a freelance writer from New York, whose articles about the arts are regularly featured in ArtsWNews. In addition to copywriting, blogging, and writing press releases for various clients, she enjoys posting weekly entries in her blog, The Fork in the Road, which can be found at

November Read of the Month: “Moonrise,” by Cassandra King

Reviewed by Donna Meredith Remember reading Daphne DuMarier’s Rebecca when you were younger and loving it? So did acclaimed novelist Cassandra King, and now she has written her own gothic tale of a new bride whose curiosity about a first wife might uncover more than she wants to know. The release of Moonrise on September […]