November Read of the Month: “The White Bird,” by William Bernhardt

Reviewed by Amy Susan Wilson Entering William Bernhardt’s debut poetry collection, The White Bird, is entering into the heart of human community. Always rich, often humorous, and at times poignant, these poems, which are diverse in style, guide us through the maze of parenting, longing, loss, working, traveling, and, among other things, falling in and […]

Read of the Month: Collected Works of American Novelist Ace Atkins

Click to Order Click to Order    Infamous and The Ranger  by Ace Atkins  Review by Allen Mendenhall As an Auburn University instructor and a lifelong Auburn football fan with multigenerational ties to that school, I’m not neutral when it comes to Ace Atkins, an Auburn alumnus who lettered for the best damn football team […]

Meet John Brandon, Author of Citrus County

John Brandon’s name has been whispered among literary circles as a writer to watch since he was selected as the 2009-10 John and Renee Grisham Writer-in-Residence at the University of Mississippi. His first novel, Arkansas, took readers on a wild ride through the “trailer trash” world of drugs and violence. And, he left them wanting more. […]

November Read of the Month, Citrus County by John Brandon

  Review by Sean Ennis John Brandon’s second novel, Citrus County, is, on its surface, a typical sort of coming of age novel.  Fourteen year old Toby wishes for a more exciting life in rural Florida, tries ineptly to understand Shelby, a potential love interest, and battles his superiors with both apathy and cunning.  But […]