“With Beastings Myers has written a historical novel that continues in this vein, he is becoming a Ron Rash of northern England. Like Rash’s novels, and short stories, of the Appalachian mountains Myer’s depiction of life on the Cumbrian fells spans Biblical struggles between innocence and corruption, sacrifice and love and a sense of an evil that will always exist within the human soul. 226 more words
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I find myself sometimes wondering why I even call the Southern States my home. With so much political banter (such as Pat McCrory of NC hiring a poet laureate without going through the neccesary hoops and protocols, and calling starving artists the “literary elite”), racism, abuse of power by the police, and, again, all the political hoopla (it can’t be stressed enough how much Big Brother is becoming reality in the South), I still wonder why I live here at all. 799 more words
The vintage connoisseur is not limited to the collection of old things. The true connoisseur will also collect the stories of old people.
When I said I wasn’t sure about taking the time to go to a Friends of the Library book sale last weekend, my eighty-year-old neighbor, Mrs. 694 more words