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Bastard Out of Carolina by Dorothy Allison

“My heart broke all over again. I wanted my life back, my mama, but I knew I would never have that. The child I had been was gone with the child she had been. 346 more words


American Literature Month: 'Bastard Out of Carolina' by Dorothy Allison ****

I purchased Dorothy Allison’s debut novel on the recommendation of Mercy, who runs one of my favourite BookTube channels.  I adore books set within the Southern states of America, and was so surprised that I hadn’t come across  383 more words

Tell Me a Story

My son is nine years old and in the equivalent of fourth grade, an age when pupils have one main classroom (or “form,” as his school calls it) teacher save for specials such as science, PE, and art. 1,634 more words


like bad whiskey

“And don’t go taking that gospel stuff seriously, It’s nice to clean you out now and then, but it ain’t for real. It’s like bad whiskey. 19 more words


Twig. 31. Pecos, NM.

Interviewed at Twig’s kitchen table in Pecos, New Mexico on July 8, 2014

Thanks to our volunteer Kayden for the transcription!  You can learn more about Kayden at the bottom of this page. 13,803 more words

Country Queers

Two or three things...

I just finished a book. A short book. Ninety four pages in all, and actually a work that I would characterize as one long personal essay, a memoir, rather than anything else. 1,259 more words

Random Musings

How to Make a Writers' Website in the Age of Facebook

Last year’s Hands On Literary Festival and Masquerade Ball was a great success.

Joy Castro was an incredible key note speaker, insightful and gracious.

Writers and scholars discussed the state of crime fiction since the collapse of Lehman Brothers, tried to explain the “badness” of so much workshop fiction, and chronicled African American literature in New Orleans. 1,022 more words

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