Southern Ugliness Under Harsh Fluorescent Lights

Southern Ugliness Under Harsh Fluorescent Lights

Book review Nobody Knows How It Got This Good Amos Jasper Wright IV Livingston Press 2018, 312 pp., $8.95 Amos Jasper Wright’s Nobody Knows How It Got This Good is a collection of short stories woven together in an intricate but rough fashion, a vehicle to examine...
Florida

Florida

Book review Florida Lauren Groff Riverhead Books 2018, 288 pp., $27 Lauren Groff’s outstanding new collection of stories, Florida, is so much more than “just” a story collection, and so much more than “just” about Florida.  Rather, in ten dazzling stories and a...
Brains Are the New Black

Brains Are the New Black

The Value of Intelligence in Southern Women’s Wardrobes The airheaded Southern Belle is practically a Jungian Archetype. Long ago, pop culture shrink-wrapped Southern women in tight wholesome packages, saddling them with ideals of propriety and pride in being the...
The Danger of Being One of Those Pretty Girls

The Danger of Being One of Those Pretty Girls

A Southern Beach Read for Brave Women Mystery novels, one of them most intense fiction genres, also provide one of the most satisfying—particularly when the reader finishes the book and puts it down. Southern literature brings a few of the most highly acclaimed female...