“White Trash,” by Alexandra Allred

Reviewed by Michael Pitts In her latest offering, White Trash, former Olympian Alexandra Allred takes the reader back to the familiar town of Granby, Texas. In a place denoted by gossip and complicated social relationships, a young single mother acts as a commentator, comically analyzing the peculiarities of each person and social group. The text […]

Joyce Corrington Publishes the Work of Late Husband John William Corrington

  Joyce Corrington, pictured above, has made her late husband John William “Bill” Corrington’s book  The Upper Hand available on Amazon as a Kindle e-book. Click here to view or purchase this book. Even more important, she has collected John William Corrington’s poems into a book.  Click here to view or purchase this book.  This is the first publication of Corrington’s collected poems, […]

Remember Ben Clayton, by Stephen Harrigan

Click to Buy  Remember Ben Clayton By Stephen Harrigan Reviewed by Patricia O’Sullivan        After learning that his only child, Ben, has died on a World War I battlefield in France, Lamar Clayton’s grief drives him to come face to face with the haunting memories of his childhood. Lamar commissions a statue of Ben, […]

Small Displacements Nails Turning Points in Characters’ Lives

Click to Buy   Small Displacements Review by Donna Meredith      When I was given Vanessa Furse Jackson’s short story collection Small Displacements, I almost sent it back. I’m glad I didn’t. I don’t often warm up to short stories the way I do to novels, perhaps because I don’t get to spend enough time […]

February Read of the Month: God’s Angry Man, by B. Wayne Quist

 Reviewed by Christopher Bundrick   God’s Angry Man: The Incredible Journey of Private Joe Haan paints a very interesting picture of a mid-twentieth century American experience. A sort of American everyman, Joe Haan might represent our sense of what’s best about this country. Like Huckleberry Finn (born just a little further south on the Mississippi), Haan […]

15th Annual Texas Book Festival

15th Annual Texas Book Festival October 16 – October 17 State Capitol grounds in Austin The event features panels; a book fair; book signings; and readings in poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction. Most events are free and open to the public.  Visit the website for more information.