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  • The Secret to Hummingbird Cake Archives - Southern Literary Review
    Fletcher McHale February 9 2016 by Claire Matturro Leave a Comment Reviewed by Claire Hamner Matturro The Secret to Hummingbird Cake Thomas Nelson 2016 by emerging Southern author Celeste Fletcher McHale manages to do a very difficult thing It spins a loving tale about enduring female friendships in a small town in the Deep South without engaging in stereotypes or sentimentality Replete with the poignancy of Filed Under Book Reviews Read of the Month Tagged With Celeste Fletcher McHale Claire Hamner Matturro February Read of the Month The Secret to Hummingbird Cake Thomas Nelson Top Posts Pages Web of Water Reflections on Life Along the Saluda Reedy Rivers by John Lane with Photography by Tom Blagden Clay Bolt jon holloway and Ben Geer Keys Interview with Michael Lee West Submissions Allen Mendenhall Interviews Karen White Bull Mountain by Brian Panowich Contents Search the site Free Subscription Email Address unsubscribe from list powered by MailChimp Topics Author Profiles Interviews 108 Book Reviews 289 Conferences and Festivals 36 Contributors Bios 72 Essays 9 General 7 Grants and Contests 16 News Events 75 Read of the Month 86 Residencies 5 Southern States 1 Archives Archives Select Month April 2016 March 2016 February 2016 January 2016 December 2015 November 2015 October 2015 September 2015 August 2015 July 2015 June 2015 May 2015 April 2015 March 2015 February 2015 January 2015 December 2014 November 2014 October 2014 September 2014 August 2014 July 2014 June 2014 May 2014 April 2014 March 2014 February 2014 January 2014 December 2013 November 2013 October 2013 September 2013 August 2013 July 2013 June 2013 May 2013 April 2013 March 2013 February 2013 January 2013 December 2012 November 2012 October 2012 September 2012 August 2012 July 2012 June 2012 May 2012 April 2012 March 2012 February 2012 January 2012 December 2011

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  • January Read of the Month: "Casey’s Last Chance," by Joseph B. Atkins - Southern Literary Review
    towns with their failed businesses and failed history rooted in slavery s aftermath Atkins eye for unpleasant physical details and their cultural resonance is penetrating His prose is tonally perfect His dialogue is uncanny accurate and revealing on more than one level This is noir country with grits gone cold sad confused Casey is its exemplary figure His one skill marksmanship His fatal flaw some vestigial sense of right and wrong mixed with guilt that wiggles beneath his fear and greed When the time comes he can t pull the trigger Having screwed up his last chance he gets a last last chance Casey needs to avoid Max Duren and his henchmen He didn t fulfill his mission and he knows what s in store However he has had the good fortune of getting to know two other characters who might at least keep him alive while they contrive ways of bringing Duren to justice and tearing down his corrupt enterprises One of these is an inventive and determined bulldog an investigative reporter named Martin Wolfe The other is Hardy Beecher an FBI agent wearing out his career in his near rogue approach to bringing down Duren and the crime network he helps direct Casey s new friends try to obtain his help At first he flees to reconnect with Orella but after this episode turns sour he joins up with them Casey s Last Chance works well on many levels including that of being an effective historical novel focused on the years leading up to Civil Rights legislation and other societal changes of the 1960s Atkins sense of time and place replete with what would now be a classic Studebaker sitting at the center of his portrait a portrait saturated with material culture Cars driving and roadside enterprises abound as Atkins plot draws a vivid map of the rural and small town South A map folded over many times and showing its age The principal characters are gloriously designed and truly memorable They are hardboiled softboiled and scrambled I hope Joseph B Atkins will give us more Click here to purchase this book Share this Click to share on LinkedIn Opens in new window Click to share on Twitter Opens in new window Click to share on Facebook Opens in new window Click to share on Tumblr Opens in new window Click to share on Google Opens in new window More Click to share on Reddit Opens in new window Click to share on Pocket Opens in new window Click to share on Pinterest Opens in new window Click to email this to a friend Opens in new window Click to print Opens in new window Like this Like Loading Related Filed Under Book Reviews Read of the Month Tagged With Casey s Last Chance Joseph B Atkins Memphis Philip K Jason Comments Joe Atkins says January 7 2016 at 1 42 PM Very insightful and well written review Leave a Reply Cancel reply Top Posts Pages Web of

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  • Casey’s Last Chance Archives - Southern Literary Review
    Along the Saluda Reedy Rivers by John Lane with Photography by Tom Blagden Clay Bolt jon holloway and Ben Geer Keys Interview with Michael Lee West Submissions Allen Mendenhall Interviews Karen White Bull Mountain by Brian Panowich Contents Search the site Free Subscription Email Address unsubscribe from list powered by MailChimp Topics Author Profiles Interviews 108 Book Reviews 289 Conferences and Festivals 36 Contributors Bios 72 Essays 9 General 7 Grants and Contests 16 News Events 75 Read of the Month 86 Residencies 5 Southern States 1 Archives Archives Select Month April 2016 March 2016 February 2016 January 2016 December 2015 November 2015 October 2015 September 2015 August 2015 July 2015 June 2015 May 2015 April 2015 March 2015 February 2015 January 2015 December 2014 November 2014 October 2014 September 2014 August 2014 July 2014 June 2014 May 2014 April 2014 March 2014 February 2014 January 2014 December 2013 November 2013 October 2013 September 2013 August 2013 July 2013 June 2013 May 2013 April 2013 March 2013 February 2013 January 2013 December 2012 November 2012 October 2012 September 2012 August 2012 July 2012 June 2012 May 2012 April 2012 March 2012 February 2012 January 2012 December 2011 November 2011 October

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  • Joseph B. Atkins Archives - Southern Literary Review
    Along the Saluda Reedy Rivers by John Lane with Photography by Tom Blagden Clay Bolt jon holloway and Ben Geer Keys Interview with Michael Lee West Submissions Allen Mendenhall Interviews Karen White Bull Mountain by Brian Panowich Contents Search the site Free Subscription Email Address unsubscribe from list powered by MailChimp Topics Author Profiles Interviews 108 Book Reviews 289 Conferences and Festivals 36 Contributors Bios 72 Essays 9 General 7 Grants and Contests 16 News Events 75 Read of the Month 86 Residencies 5 Southern States 1 Archives Archives Select Month April 2016 March 2016 February 2016 January 2016 December 2015 November 2015 October 2015 September 2015 August 2015 July 2015 June 2015 May 2015 April 2015 March 2015 February 2015 January 2015 December 2014 November 2014 October 2014 September 2014 August 2014 July 2014 June 2014 May 2014 April 2014 March 2014 February 2014 January 2014 December 2013 November 2013 October 2013 September 2013 August 2013 July 2013 June 2013 May 2013 April 2013 March 2013 February 2013 January 2013 December 2012 November 2012 October 2012 September 2012 August 2012 July 2012 June 2012 May 2012 April 2012 March 2012 February 2012 January 2012 December 2011 November 2011 October

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  • Memphis Archives - Southern Literary Review
    Booklist A major achievement and an important contribution to American musical history as well as a starred review in Filed Under Author Profiles Interviews Tagged With Blues Chitlin Circuit and the Road to Rock n Roll Memphis Music nonfiction Preston Lauterbach Tennessee What to Give the Writing Dad Registration to Nonfiction Workshop June 10 2011 by Julie Cantrell Leave a Comment 2011 Memphis Creative Nonfiction Workshop Memphis Tennessee September 23 25 2011 The 2011 Memphis Creative Nonfiction Workshop will feature faculty led manuscript critique sessions craft talks a pitch fest hosted by a literary agent panels and keynote presentations by published authors in the field of creative nonfiction including creative nonfiction authors Neil White Kristen Iversen Filed Under Conferences and Festivals News Events Tagged With Bob Cowser Creative NonFiction Father s Day John D Mason Kory Wells Kristen Iversen Memphis Neil White Susan Cushman Workshop Top Posts Pages Web of Water Reflections on Life Along the Saluda Reedy Rivers by John Lane with Photography by Tom Blagden Clay Bolt jon holloway and Ben Geer Keys Interview with Michael Lee West Submissions Allen Mendenhall Interviews Karen White Bull Mountain by Brian Panowich Contents Search the site Free Subscription Email Address unsubscribe from list powered by MailChimp Topics Author Profiles Interviews 108 Book Reviews 289 Conferences and Festivals 36 Contributors Bios 72 Essays 9 General 7 Grants and Contests 16 News Events 75 Read of the Month 86 Residencies 5 Southern States 1 Archives Archives Select Month April 2016 March 2016 February 2016 January 2016 December 2015 November 2015 October 2015 September 2015 August 2015 July 2015 June 2015 May 2015 April 2015 March 2015 February 2015 January 2015 December 2014 November 2014 October 2014 September 2014 August 2014 July 2014 June 2014 May 2014 April 2014 March 2014 February 2014 January

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  • December Read of the Month: "Want v. Need: Stories from Pottawatomie County," by Amy Susan Wilson - Southern Literary Review
    quickly the reader is left breathless As the first story of the collection Fetish suggests Wilson does not shy away from the subject of sex but it is always treated as the essential part of the fabric of life that it is rather than as something thrown in to grasp for attention I would not have thought it possible for someone to come up with a sexual fetish I had not heard of before but Wilson manages it in the first tale in the collection Anyone who has ever aspired to write can probably relate to the collection of unlikely scriveners in The Pottawatomie County Pen Quill Society Creative Writing Potluck Even here though Wilson manages to identify the quirks and idiosyncrasies of these aspiring artists without patronizing them Wilson s eye for incisive observation is everywhere but perhaps my favorite example is in the story Love Bug in which she begins a sentence My thighs stick like duct tape to the Bug s backseat and then carries on with a long tour de force paragraph that does nothing but describe thighs If that sounds dull trust me it isn t It s enchanting One of Edgar Allan Poe s oft repeated guidelines for short stories was that authors should strive for unity of effect meaning that they should create a uniform mood or ambience Wilson does this beautifully and what is even more impressive is how that mood shifts from one story to the next What is perhaps even more powerful is how all the stories read in totality add up to yet another unity of effect a celebration of life a feeling that whether we live in Pottawatomie County or Pago Pago we are all pretty much the same comprised of the same feelings flaws and foibles It is not often these days that one reads a collection in which every story rings like a bell clear and resonant with no false notes It is even less common to read prose so consistently fine so self assured And it is less common yet to read a book that leaves you feeling good about the world about everyone else in the world and about your own place in the world Want v Need is just such a book Sartre claimed that hell is other people but after you read these stories you ll be convinced that people are actually heaven Click here to purchase this book Share this Click to share on LinkedIn Opens in new window Click to share on Twitter Opens in new window Click to share on Facebook Opens in new window Click to share on Tumblr Opens in new window Click to share on Google Opens in new window More Click to share on Reddit Opens in new window Click to share on Pocket Opens in new window Click to share on Pinterest Opens in new window Click to email this to a friend Opens in new window Click to print Opens in new window

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  • William Bernhardt, Author at Southern Literary Review
    Stories from Pottawatomie County by Amy Susan Wilson December 3 2015 by William Bernhardt Leave a Comment Reviewed by William Bernhardt Just when the cynics begin to wonder if the short story as a literary form is lost moribund or permanently encased in amber Third Lung Press presents a collection that reminds us how rich how enriching and how truly American this form is Want v Need Stories from Pottawatomie County is Filed Under Book Reviews Read of the Month Tagged With Amy Susan Wilson Oklahoma short story Want v Need Stories from Pottawatomie County William Bernhardt Top Posts Pages Web of Water Reflections on Life Along the Saluda Reedy Rivers by John Lane with Photography by Tom Blagden Clay Bolt jon holloway and Ben Geer Keys Interview with Michael Lee West Submissions Allen Mendenhall Interviews Karen White Bull Mountain by Brian Panowich Contents Search the site Free Subscription Email Address unsubscribe from list powered by MailChimp Topics Author Profiles Interviews 108 Book Reviews 289 Conferences and Festivals 36 Contributors Bios 72 Essays 9 General 7 Grants and Contests 16 News Events 75 Read of the Month 86 Residencies 5 Southern States 1 Archives Archives Select Month April 2016 March 2016 February 2016 January 2016 December 2015 November 2015 October 2015 September 2015 August 2015 July 2015 June 2015 May 2015 April 2015 March 2015 February 2015 January 2015 December 2014 November 2014 October 2014 September 2014 August 2014 July 2014 June 2014 May 2014 April 2014 March 2014 February 2014 January 2014 December 2013 November 2013 October 2013 September 2013 August 2013 July 2013 June 2013 May 2013 April 2013 March 2013 February 2013 January 2013 December 2012 November 2012 October 2012 September 2012 August 2012 July 2012 June 2012 May 2012 April 2012 March 2012 February 2012 January

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  • Want v. Need: Stories from Pottawatomie County Archives - Southern Literary Review
    Stories from Pottawatomie County by Amy Susan Wilson December 3 2015 by William Bernhardt Leave a Comment Reviewed by William Bernhardt Just when the cynics begin to wonder if the short story as a literary form is lost moribund or permanently encased in amber Third Lung Press presents a collection that reminds us how rich how enriching and how truly American this form is Want v Need Stories from Pottawatomie County is Filed Under Book Reviews Read of the Month Tagged With Amy Susan Wilson Oklahoma short story Want v Need Stories from Pottawatomie County William Bernhardt Top Posts Pages Web of Water Reflections on Life Along the Saluda Reedy Rivers by John Lane with Photography by Tom Blagden Clay Bolt jon holloway and Ben Geer Keys Interview with Michael Lee West Submissions Allen Mendenhall Interviews Karen White Bull Mountain by Brian Panowich Contents Search the site Free Subscription Email Address unsubscribe from list powered by MailChimp Topics Author Profiles Interviews 108 Book Reviews 289 Conferences and Festivals 36 Contributors Bios 72 Essays 9 General 7 Grants and Contests 16 News Events 75 Read of the Month 86 Residencies 5 Southern States 1 Archives Archives Select Month April 2016 March 2016 February 2016 January 2016 December 2015 November 2015 October 2015 September 2015 August 2015 July 2015 June 2015 May 2015 April 2015 March 2015 February 2015 January 2015 December 2014 November 2014 October 2014 September 2014 August 2014 July 2014 June 2014 May 2014 April 2014 March 2014 February 2014 January 2014 December 2013 November 2013 October 2013 September 2013 August 2013 July 2013 June 2013 May 2013 April 2013 March 2013 February 2013 January 2013 December 2012 November 2012 October 2012 September 2012 August 2012 July 2012 June 2012 May 2012 April 2012 March 2012 February 2012 January

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