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  • The Professor Archives - Southern Literary Review
    Thomas Mercer March 2016 Bailey establishes beyond doubt that he is an author to be read and reckoned Filed Under Book Reviews Tagged With Between Black and White Claire Hamner Matturro Legal Fiction Legal Thriller Robert Bailey The Professor The Professor by Robert Bailey January 13 2016 by Claire Matturro 3 Comments Reviewed by Claire Hamner Matturro Move over John Grisham there s a new kid on the legal thriller playing field Robert Bailey an Alabama trial attorney and graduate of The University of Alabama School of Law returns the kickoff for a 100 yard touchdown with his debut novel The Professor The football reference is apropos as Filed Under Book Reviews Tagged With Alabama Alabama Football Claire Hamner Matturro Legal Thriller Robert Bailey The Professor The University of Alabama The University of Alabama School of Law 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

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  • The University of Alabama School of Law Archives - Southern Literary Review
    January 13 2016 by Claire Matturro 3 Comments Reviewed by Claire Hamner Matturro Move over John Grisham there s a new kid on the legal thriller playing field Robert Bailey an Alabama trial attorney and graduate of The University of Alabama School of Law returns the kickoff for a 100 yard touchdown with his debut novel The Professor The football reference is apropos as Filed Under Book Reviews Tagged With Alabama Alabama Football Claire Hamner Matturro Legal Thriller Robert Bailey The Professor The University of Alabama The University of Alabama School of Law 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 November

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  • "Between Black and White," by Robert Bailey - Southern Literary Review
    Bo in court before decides to seek the death penalty Pulaski was the birthplace of the Ku Klux Klan and many residents and officials in the city strive to live that down So when the murder with its roots in the old KKK lynching puts Pulaski and its Klan heritage back in the spotlight of national media city officials attempt to pressure Bo to plead guilty and avoid the further media circus of a trial Bo refuses He is innocent of murdering Walton or so he claims though no one in law enforcement believes him He calls on his former law professor and close friend Tom to defend him Reluctantly Tom agrees and retains local attorney Raymond Ray Ray Pickalew another former U of A football player Rick who is now Tom s law partner is dragged into the case as well Though Tom and Rick sense a setup they struggle against multiple roadblocks and the overwhelming physical evidence of Bo s guilt to determine who had a motive to kill Andy Walton and frame Bo During their quest Tom is assaulted and sidelined by his injuries Ray Ray is a drunk with an attitude and young Overwhelmed Rick is left to unravel the seemingly unrelated pieces of a complex emotional puzzle Villains from The Professor return to taunt and threaten Tom and Rick adding further intricacy to the plot Thus Bailey sets up the classic formula of a legal thriller Mind you formula is not used as a derogatory term here Shakespeare s sonnets were formula and critics do not dismiss them in disparaging terms As used here formula simply refers to the structure and elements that define a genre or a literary style In a legal thriller where the focus is on a criminal defendant on trial for his or her life readers expect the odds to be stacked against the defendant They expect the defense attorneys to be complicated troubled overwhelmed and conflicted And owing perhaps to the Perry Mason standard readers expect a surprise witness and revelation near the close of the trial which allows the defense attorneys to prevail and the defendant to be found not guilty There are of course notable exceptions to this basic formula Lincoln Lawyer and A Time to Kill come to mind Both of those legal thrillers had guilty defendants yet with vastly differing twists at the end Given the formulaic elements at play in the genre a successful legal thriller author has to avoid creating a stale mechanical plot that reads like a written version of a paint by number canvas Yet the author has to keep the plot within the confines of the genre or publishers will scratch their heads and throw the manuscript on the reject pile In other words authors working within a prescribed genre face a kind of delicate yet vicious circle On the one hand they must write within the parameters of their chosen genre But on the other hand they have to do

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  • Claire Matturro, Author at Southern Literary Review
    January 13 2016 by Claire Matturro 3 Comments Reviewed by Claire Hamner Matturro Move over John Grisham there s a new kid on the legal thriller playing field Robert Bailey an Alabama trial attorney and graduate of The University of Alabama School of Law returns the kickoff for a 100 yard touchdown with his debut novel The Professor The football reference is apropos as Filed Under Book Reviews Tagged With Alabama Alabama Football Claire Hamner Matturro Legal Thriller Robert Bailey The Professor The University of Alabama The University of Alabama School of Law Isolation by Mary Anna Evans October 23 2015 by Claire Matturro Leave a Comment Reviewed by Claire Hamner Matturro Isolation is Mary Anna Evans s writing at its finest which is saying a lot for this award winning author Evans has long been adept at blending history archaeology mystery and domestic drama into riveting tales smoothly written and well laced with the homegrown humidity and lushness of her native South She s conjured Filed Under Book Reviews Tagged With Claire Hamner Matturro Isolation Mary Anna Evans Poisoned Pen Press Cutting Loose in Paradise by Mary Jane Ryals September 25 2015 by Claire Matturro 1 Comment Reviewed by Claire Hamner Matturro Cutting Loose in Paradise Pineapple Press 2015 by Mary Jane Ryals is a charming quirky Florida environmental mystery full of local color intriguing and unique characters poetry quality language lushly evoked landscapes a twisty turny plot and just the right touch of wry humor Though Ryals is the author of several books Filed Under Book Reviews Tagged With Claire Hamner Matturro Cutting Loose in Paradise Mary Jane Ryals Pineapple Press Ruth s Journey by Donald McCaig December 23 2014 by Claire Matturro Leave a Comment Reviewed by Claire Hamner Matturro What was Donald McCaig thinking when he undertook writing Ruth s Journey Atria Books 2014 the so called prequel to Gone with the Wind First it s a bold idea to tackle any prequel let alone one designed to set the stage for the second most popular book ever sold in America But Filed Under Book Reviews Tagged With Beloved Claire Hamner Matturro Donald McCaig Eugene D Genovese Gone with the Wind Mammy Margaret Mitchell Roll Jordan Roll Ruth s Journey Scarlett O Hara Toni Morrison Twelve Years as a Slave Somewhere Safe with Somebody Good by Jan Karon November 17 2014 by Claire Matturro Leave a Comment Reviewed by Claire Hamner Matturro Jan Karon s Somewhere Safe with Somebody Good is as charming and bright as any book in her Mitford Father Tim series and a welcome return to Mitford after Karon s nine year hiatus As with the previous Mitford books I delighted in every page and found Somewhere Safe a hard to put down Filed Under Book Reviews Tagged With Claire Hamner Matturro Father Tim Jan Karon Mitford North Carolina Somewhere Safe with Somebody Good Next Page Top Posts Pages Web of Water Reflections on Life Along the Saluda Reedy Rivers by John Lane

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  • Legal Fiction Archives - Southern Literary Review
    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 2011 September 2011 August 2011

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  • Legal Thriller Archives - Southern Literary Review
    Reviewed by Claire Hamner Matturro Move over John Grisham there s a new kid on the legal thriller playing field Robert Bailey an Alabama trial attorney and graduate of The University of Alabama School of Law returns the kickoff for a 100 yard touchdown with his debut novel The Professor The football reference is apropos as Filed Under Book Reviews Tagged With Alabama Alabama Football Claire Hamner Matturro Legal Thriller Robert Bailey The Professor The University of Alabama The University of Alabama School of Law 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 November 2011 October 2011 September 2011 August 2011 July

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  • "A Different Harbor," by Elizabeth Genovise - Southern Literary Review
    upward even toward exaltation toward something artful and again sacral This is a story that requires some meditation but is also suffused with a compassion which is also a form of piety On the French Coast is the third story in the collection and occupies the middle of the book It s a good story in as much as it immerses the reader once more in the notion of complicity but in this case the characters are accomplices in their own self absorption If the story has a weakness it s that it needs a larger canvas There are moments that require a slower fictional detailing in which the human lives or the respect for human life deserve more solicitous treatment The story takes place on the cemetery grounds above Normandy Beach both are implicitly unspeaking somber characters in the story because of what has historically taken place there But there s an irony the youthful characters are at least two generations removed from what happened on that beach in 1944 Their historical consciousness is relatively shallow but will in time deepen and then deepen again when they come to know that history is what sometimes hurts It s a modest criticism only because the story is rich in premonitions and spiritual counterpoise It owns extraordinary if unrealized possibilities Of the two remaining stories Transmissions is good but is likely personalized It s likely the glib central character has arrived at a deterministic point in life analogized as a muscle cramp which must be relieved The correlative causing that cramp is what seems personalized and the means by which that cramp is relieved occurs less as a testing moral exercise as in the other stories It s a modest critique however because if the first person narrator is to be relieved of her spiritual asphyxia one would prefer to read that relief in context of the complicity of the other stories every story leaking something into the story that follows as opposed to a stand alone story still in a sequence As it is there s a bit of a disjunction between this story and the previous stories it s masterful and finely written but without that wonderful sense of complicity found in the previous stories and the concluding story The concluding story and the title story to the collection A Different Harbor is as close as a short story can get to perfection In brief it s a story of a young man who has returned from battle fields and war scenes and has seen and participated in actions of moral remonstrance He s complicit of course and suffers moral sickness and a deep sense of his own mortality What he has done and what he has observed has led to an existence constricting all possible modes of future action a future life As in Burl Wood Genovise masterfully constructs the solution around a wonderfully meditative controlling metaphor Joel and Joanie brother and sister make a short car trip

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  • A Different Harbor Archives - Southern Literary Review
    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 2011 September 2011 August 2011 July

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