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Southern Cemetery

The magnolia tree was perfect every spring
for hanging, for dark-syllabled requiescats
rambunctiously cavorting through the graveyard.
The children of the graveland, hollow and willowed, 76 more words

Containment: A Thanksgiving Interview

Now that I live in the UK, you might think I don’t celebrate Thanksgiving.

You’re right, I don’t. Well, not really. This year, I’ll be introducing my UK family to a few treats from the American South via a lovely lunch on Sunday that will also have some traditional British fare. 122 more words


To the House of the Sun Updates

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November 25

Review at Pittsburgh City Paper
(review also available here)

To the House of the Sun ranks among both the most curious and the most ambitious literary products to come out of Pittsburgh this year. 1,020 more words


Arsenic and Old Books

Arsenic and Old Books
A Cat in the Stacks Mystery

Miranda James
Berkley Prime Crime, Berkley Publishing Group, Penguin Group, 2015

Charlie Harris and Diesel return again, this time to solve the murder of a college professor that is widely disliked by students, faculty, Charlie and even Diesel. 572 more words

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Queering the Fourth of July: The Hillyers, Emma Jones, and the Language of Revolution

In 1957, a star was born in Pensacola, Florida. Her name was Emma Jones and her birth was cloaked in secrecy, intrigue, and subterfuge. She was the brainchild of Ray and Henry Hillyer, who wanted access to queer media. 751 more words

American Revolution

The Silence of the Library

The Silence of the Library
A Cat in the Stacks Mystery

Miranda James
Berkley Prime Crime, Berkley Publishing Group, Penguin Group, 2014

Diesel and Charlie return for a new mystery for them to solve. 840 more words

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Better Off Without 'Em, by Chuck Thompson: A Review

Sometimes, the picture that you draw from reading an author’s book is just as compelling as the book itself. In this case, both Chuck Thompson and his book come off as the sort of boy that we all knew at school, but hope like hell that we never were: unpleasant, bellicose, crass, foul-mouthed, grantedly intelligent, but because he… 743 more words

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