Publications

Fiction
Book Reviews
Author Q&A’s
Personal Essays
Features and News

Fiction 

Eufaula.” Shenandoah. (Spring 2017)

“Thunder Sometimes, Never Bells.” The Florida Review. (January 2016)

Sky Fire Shrine Machine.” The Double Dealer. (October 2015)

Stump Winter, Indian Summer.” Tupelo Quarterly. (March 2015)

Book Reviews

Keep Calm and Parent On.” Review of Do Not Become Alarmed by Maile Meloy. Chapter 16. (June 2017)

The Purposes of a Ghost.” Review of Grief Cottage by Gail Godwin. Chapter 16. (June 2017)

Undertow.” Review of Eveningland by Michael Knight. Chapter 16. (March 2017) (Also appeared in Knoxville News Sentinel)

A Tale of Two Mothers.” Review of One Good Mama Bone by Bren McClain. Chapter 16. (Feb. 2017) (Also appeared in Memphis Commercial Appeal)

An Appetite for Imaginative Living.” Review of Family of Earth by Wilma Dykeman. Chapter 16. (Nov. 2016)

The Past Is Waiting.” Review of The Risen by Ron Rash. Chapter 16. (Sept. 2016)

Her Own Strangeness.” Review of Miss Jane by Brad Watson. Chapter 16. (Sept. 2016) (Also appeared in Nashville Scene) 

Art and Love, Power and Money.” Review of Bright, Precious Days by Jay McInerney. Chapter 16. (Aug. 2016) (Also appeared in Nashville Scene)

Where the Stories Live.” Review of A Record of Our Debts by Laura Hendrix Ezell. Chapter 16. (Aug. 2016)

Unspeakable Gift.” Review of LaRose by Louise Erdrich. Chapter 16. (May 2016)

Secrets, Lies, and Cocktails.” Review of The After Party by Anton DiSclafani. Chapter 16. (May 2016) (Also appeared in Nashville Scene)

Points of Juncture.” Review of When Are You Coming Home? by Bryn Chancellor. Chapter 16. (April 2016)

When Their Hearts Became Their Landscape.” Review of Poems by Ron Rash. Chapter 16. (April 2016)

The Hunting Season.” Review of Breaking Wild by Diane Les Becquets. Chapter 16. (Feb. 2016)

Forbidden Voices and Outlaw Hearts.” Review of Walk Till the Dogs Get Mean: Meditations on the Forbidden from Contemporary Appalachia, edited by Adrian Blevins and Karen Salyer McElmurray. Chapter 16. (Jan. 2016)

No Other Human Noise.” Review of The Secret Chord by Geraldine Brooks. Chapter 16. (Oct. 2015) (Also appeared in Nashville Scene)

Pining for Dead Men.” Review of The Darling by Lorraine Lopez. Chapter 16. (Sept. 2015) (Also appeared in Nashville Scene)

Spirit of Resurrection.” Review of The Wind in the Reeds by Wendell Pierce. Chapter 16. (Sept. 2015) (Also appeared in Nashville Scene)

A Land of Perpetual Inventions.” Review of Appalachian Now, edited by Larry Smith and Charles Dodd White. Chapter 16. (Aug. 2015)

Backwoods Refrain.” Review of Long Black Curl by Alex Bledsoe. Chapter 16. (July 2015)

Into History.” Review of Fresh Water From Old Wells by Cindy Henry McMahon. Chapter 16. (May 2015) (Also appeared in Knoxville News Sentinel)

No Knack for Volition.” Review of Hausfrau by Jill Alexander Essbaum. Chapter 16. (April 2015) (Also appeared in Nashville Scene)

Enough Light to Prove the World Exists.” Review of Crimes Against Birds by Denton Loving. Chapter 16. (April 2015)

Students of Reinvention.” Review of The Half Brother by Holly LeCraw. Chapter 16. (Mar. 2015) (Also appeared in Nashville Scene)

Hear Me Out.” Review of My Sunshine Away by M.O. Walsh. Chapter 16. (Feb. 2o15) (Also appeared in Memphis Commercial Appeal)

How They Lived On.” Review of The Secret of Magic by Deborah Johnson. Chapter 16. (Jan. 2015)

Written on the Wind: Scene reporters share some of their favorite books of 2014, from Kendra DeColo to Tony Earley.” Nashville Scene. (Dec. 2014)

A Little Back-Up From the Dead.” Review of A Sudden Light by Garth Stein.  Chapter 16. (Nov. 2014) (Also appeared in Nashville Scene)

A Surveyor in the Back of Beyond.” Review of Something Rich and Strange: Selected Stories by Ron Rash. Chapter 16. (Oct. 2014) (Also appeared in Nashville Scene)

Vagabonds and Gurus.” Review of Sister Golden Hair by Darcey Steinke. Chapter 16. (Oct. 2014)

The World Remade.” Review of Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel. Chapter 16. (Sept. 2014) (Also appeared in Nashville Scene)

A Note So Pure.” Review of Shotgun Lovesongs by Nickolas Butler. Chapter 16. (Aug. 2014) (Also appeared in Nashville Scene)

Freedom From the Ordinary.” Review of Astonish Me by Maggie Shipstead. Chapter 16. (Aug. 2014)

Alone Together.” Review of Before, During, After by Richard Bausch. Chapter 16. (Aug. 2014)

Little Things.” Review of Flying Shoes by Lisa Howorth. Chapter 16. (June 2014) (Also appeared in Nashville Scene)

Good Girl, Bad Girl.” Review of Southern Sin: True Stories of the Sultry South and Women Behaving Badly, edited by Lee Gutkind and Beth Ann Fennelly. Chapter 16. (May 2014)

This Is Not An Anthropology Lesson.” Review of Tupelo Honey Cafe: New Southern Flavors from the Blue Ridge Mountains by Elizabeth Sims and Chef Brian Sonoskus. Chapter 16. (May 2014) (Also appeared in Knoxville News Sentinel)

Vista to Somewhere Else.” Review of Visible City by Tova Mirvis. Chapter 16. (March 2014)

Ain’t Hell Meat Yet.” Review of Pickett’s Charge by Charles McNair. Chapter 16. (Jan. 2014) (also appeared in Nashville Scene)

The Risky Business of Fairy Tales.” Review of Housebound by Elizabeth Gentry. Chapter 16. (Nov. 2013) (Also appeared in Knoxville News Sentinel)

Impossible Land.” Review of Rivers by Michael Farris Smith. Chapter 16. (Sept. 2013)

The Nature of the Harm.” Review of The House Girl by Tara Conklin. Chapter 16. (Sept. 2013)

Flooded Hearts.” Review of The Deer in the Mirror by Cary Holladay. Chapter 16. (Aug. 2013) (Also appeared in Memphis Commercial Appeal)

Siren Song.” Review of Wisp of a Thing by Alex Bledsoe. Chapter 16. (July 2013) (Also appeared in Memphis Commercial Appeal)

Sandra Gilbert’s Rereading Women.” Tennessee Libraries. (Oct. 2011)

“Edward P. Jones’s All Aunt Hagar’s Children.” Yemassee. (Spring 2007)

“Maud Casey’s Genealogy.” Yemassee. (Fall 2006)

Author Q&A’s

Where The Characters Quicken to Life.” Interview with Bret Anthony Johnston. Chapter 16. (Nov. 2016) (Also appeared in Knoxville News Sentinel)

Interview with Kaitlyn Greenidge. Late Night Library. (April 2016)

Interview with Lee Smith. Late Night Library. (March 2016)

Interview with David Armand. Late Night Library. (October 2015)

Interview with Ellen Urbani. Late Night Library. (September 2015)

“There are stakes greater than death.” Interview with Christina Stoddard. Late Night Library. (August 2015)

Observations from the Field.” Interview with Lily King. Chapter 16. (June 2015)

“The subjectivity of the world is endlessly interesting.” Interview with Megan Kruse. Late Night Library. (April 2015)

“I can’t begin to know who someone is until I know where they are.” Interview with Molly Gloss. Late Night Library. (Feb. 2015)

“My landlord was always the best antidote to preciousness.” Interview with Craig Davidson. Late Night Library. (Dec. 2014)

Reckoning with the Mystery.” Interview with Ayana Mathis. Chapter 16. (Oct. 2013) (Also appeared in Nashville Scene)

More Than One Life.” Interview with Lee Smith. Chapter 16. (Feb. 2013) (Also appeared in Nashville City Paper)

Fugitive Truth.” Interview with Roger Hodge. Chapter 16. (Jan. 2013) (Also appeared in Nashville City Paper)

Renovating the Fairy Tale.” Interview with Alice Randall and Caroline Randall Williams. Chapter 16. (Nov. 2012) (Also appeared in Nashville City Paper)

Personal Essays

The Rereading Project: Cold Mountain.” Jill of All Genres. (Oct. 2014)

Good Medicine.” Chapter 16. (July 2014)

An Invitation to the Festival.” Chapter 16. (Oct. 2012)

Features and News

Voices Nearby and Far-Flung.” Chapter 16. (April 2017)

Cultivating Enchantment.” Chapter 16. (June 2014)

“Shared Faith.” Chapter 16. (July 2013)

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