The Last Ballad

The Last Ballad

Book review The Last Ballad Wiley Cash William Morrow 2017, 384 pp., $16.60 Wiley’s Cash’s third novel, The Last Ballad, confirms him as a major voice in contemporary American fiction, and especially among those writers with their eyes on the plight of America’s...
Episodes in Love and Misdirection

Episodes in Love and Misdirection

Book Review The Going and Goodbye Shuly Xochitl Cawood Platypus Press 2017, 192 pp., $16 Exploring the Give-and-Take of Romance Finding nonfiction that accurately captures the feeling of events both big and small can prove a challenge; however, The Going and Goodbye...
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...