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Reviewed by Donna Meredith Life Through These Eyes is a collection of over a hundred thoughtful, short personal essays by West Virginia native Michael S. Lambiotte. A few of these essays, first published as columns for a local newspaper, are specific to life in Clarksburg, but most would strike a chord of familiarity with people […]
We should always be wary of posthumous publications, as it is likely the author held the work back for one reason or another. Seldom are things simply lost to time. But the hunger for more work from our departed authors of legend always overrules these reservations. The New Yorker has circulated, online on May 30 […]
Reviewed by Philip K. Jason I have finally caught up with Tina Whittle’s Tai Randolph Mystery series, now in its fifth installment. Set in Atlanta and Savannah, this tale of crime, family, retribution, and Old South/New South contrasts and continuities has plenty of energy and strong characters. It’s main center of interest, however, is not […]
Reviewed by Daniel James Sundahl The phrase “twilight zone” has likely become iconic in American culture. Episodes from the television series contained elements of drama, suspense or horror, and aspects of the macabre. Gauntlet Press has published collections of original “The Twilight Zone” scripts, some with Rod Serlings’s hand-written edits. A former student of mine […]
Reviewed by Joshua S. Fullman From cinematic accounts alone, one might be tempted to conclude that the American Civil War brought out the better angels of our nature instead of our devils. Indeed, one does not need to go all the way back to Selznick’s Gone With the Wind to find romantic portraits of nineteenth-century […]
Joshua S. Fullman is an Assistant Professor of English at Faulkner University in Montgomery, Alabama. He earned his bachelor’s and Master’s at California State University, another Master’s at the University of Edinburgh, and his PhD at Southern Illinois University. He currently serves as the Director of the Institute of Faith and the Academy at Faulkner, […]
Reviewed by Janice Daugharty In Niles Reddick’s latest novel, he uses no literary devices or showy language to tell his fresh, simple story of an elderly woman in a little fictional South Georgia town. The main character is Muddy Rewis, nick-named “Muddy” for her childhood passion of patting out mudpies on the bottom of a […]