Reviewed by Walter Bennett Terry Barr’s Don’t Date Baptists is foremost a book of stories—an almost stream-of-consciousness narrative—about a boy’s coming to manhood and moral awareness in the deep South of the 1950s, 60s, and 70s, a propitious time and place indeed to be the son of a Jewish father and Methodist mother. And that […]
Walter Bennett is a former civil rights attorney, judge, and law professor who lives in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. He is the author of The Lawyer’s Myth: Reviving Ideals in the Legal Profession (University of Chicago Press, 2001) and the novel Leaving Tuscaloosa (Fuze Publishing, 2012). He is a native of Tuscaloosa, Alabama.
Reviewed by Amy Susan Wilson In his novel Leaving Tuscaloosa, Walter Bennett creates a haunting fictional world steeped in a gripping story that raises questions regarding our moral obligations to human communities. The novel is set in the Deep South of Tuscaloosa, Alabama, in 1962. This is the year before Bull Connor turned his fire […]