September Read of the Month: “When Nighttime Shadows Fall,” by Diane Michael Cantor

Reviewed by Brandy Renee McCann  As a social scientist and native to southern Appalachia, I picked up Diane Michael Cantor’s novel, When Nighttime Shadows Fall (University of South Carolina Press, 2017), with interest. Similar to the characters in the novel, in 1976 my eighteen-year-old mother was pregnant with me. My folks were married at the time […]

Brandy Renee McCann

Brandy Renee McCann writes both creatively and scientifically about intimacy, aging, and Appalachia. She has a MA in English and a PhD in Human Development, both from Virginia Tech. Brandy’s recent short story, “Of A Certain Age,” can be found in The Dead Mule. Brandy currently lives in southern Vermont with her husband, sons, and […]