“Friends of the Library,” by Susan Cushman

Reviewed by Niles Reddick A few months ago, I got an email from Susan Cushman asking if I would endorse her newest book project, a collection of stories titled Friends of the Library. As usual, I immediately agreed and didn’t regret that decision. I have known Susan for several years through a Southern authors blog […]

Niles Reddick Interviews River Jordan, Author of “Confessions of a Christian Mystic”

NR:  River, congratulations on another wonderful release. My review was positive and it looks like from your growing list of endorsements, including Rick Bragg, Joshilyn Jackson, Southern Living, and more, that this will be successful like your previous books. To what do you attribute your success (other than your excellent writing ability)?  RJ:  The writing ability […]

“Confessions of a Christian Mystic,” by River Jordan

Reviewed by Niles Reddick River Jordan’s Confessions of a Christian Mystic is an inspirational work of nonfiction and unveils parts of her journey, illustrates her deep and abiding faith in God, and most importantly offers readers both a road map and encouragement to keep looking in every nook and cranny to find God, build a […]

“Cherry Bomb,” by Susan Cushman

Reviewed by Niles Reddick Cherry Bomb is Susan Cushman’s first novel, but it doesn’t read like a debut novel. It reads like the work of a master. Cushman is no novice. Her previous books include an excellent and thoughtful work of non-fiction, Tangles and Plaques: A Mother and Daughter Face Alzheimer’s, and the edition A Second […]

“Baptizing the Cat,” by Roberta George

Reviewed by Niles Reddick Baptizing the Cat by Roberta George is a psychological and realistic novel set in St. Petersburg, Florida in a beach front condo complex and told through the warped perspective of Phillip Craine, a mediocre artist who lives off the monthly stipend from his in-laws’ candy company money.  A dysfunctional family portrait […]

The Night Train by Clyde Edgerton

Click to Buy The Night Train by Clyde Edgerton Reviewed by Niles Reddick      Once again, former Guggenheim fellow Clyde Edgerton has delivered a pitch-perfect piece of fiction that will delight readers. This time, his tenth novel The Night Train will prove to audiences that Edgerton’s creative genius is as good as ever in delivering […]

Ugly to Start With, by John Michael Cummings

      Ugly to Start With By John Michael Cummings  Reviewed by Niles Reddick      On the heels of his Paterson Prize-winning novel The Night I Freed John Brown, John Michael Cummings has offered fans another look at the historical and picturesque Harpers Ferry, West Virginia in his new collection Ugly to Start With.      […]