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Review of New Silas House Novel

I’m thrilled to share my review of Silas House’s new novel, Southernmost. I had heard House described as the best kept secret among Southern writers, and now I know what that meant. This novel is such a pleasure. You can read … Continue reading

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Review of collaborative poetry collection, Specter Mountain

Because I’m not a poet, and instead a besotted reader of poetry, I especially love to review poetry collections. That fact makes the chance to write about the new collaborative collection from Jesse Graves and William Wright, Specter Mountain, a special … Continue reading

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Review of Meg Wolitzer’s New Book

I’m excited to share my review for Meg Wolitzer’s newest novel, The Female Persuasion. I think wide varieties of readers will love this book, and/or be challenged by it. The wide press it received in the run-up to its publication … Continue reading

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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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