Author Archives: emilycchoate

Review of new Michael Farris Smith Novel

I’m pleased to share my latest review for Chapter 16, this time covering Michael Farris Smith’s third novel, The Fighter. Smith is a great talent who writes in the Mississippi Delta, Grit Lit vein. This book has a unique protagonist, and it … Continue reading

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New Review of True Story of Southern Injustice

I get to review lots of great stuff for Chapter 16, but Radley Balko and Tucker Carrington’s powerful The Cadaver King and The Country Dentist is one I’m especially grateful to know. This true story involves the corrupt history of the … Continue reading

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Review of Hermione Hoby’s Debut

I’m really pleased to share my latest review for Chapter 16, Hermione Hoby’s debut novel Neon in Daylight. This book is a fascinating one to think and write about, and it has turned out to be my favorite NYC-set novel I’ve … Continue reading

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Review of Chloe Benjamin’s Latest

Recently, I had the chance to review Chloe Benjamin’s super-buzzy sophomore novel, The Immortalists. This was a fun one to dive into, and a surprisingly moving character study for a release with such a catchy idea-driven hook: what any of us … Continue reading

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Review of Bryn Chancellor’s Debut Novel

I’m so pleased to share this review I wrote about Bryn Chancellor’s debut novel, Sycamore. This book was published back in the summer, and if you missed it, go take a look now. I found it to be equally satisfying in … Continue reading

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Review of new anthology, Unbroken Circle

I have a new review up this week: a new anthology from Bottom Dog Press called Unbroken Circle: Stories of Cultural Diversity in the South. Editors Julia Watts and Larry Smith have brought together a big list of southern voices, in … Continue reading

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During Southern Festival of Books Season

From the Department of Posting Better Late Than Never: I had the pleasure of reviewing several books for Chapter 16 during the run-up to this year’s Southern Festival of Books, as well as hosting a festival session. Firstly, I got my … Continue reading

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