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Hillbilly Elegy By J.D. Vance-A Review

Back to books, after a hiatus! I think that Hillbilly Elegy has garnered the amount of attention it has by seeming to offer insight on the demographic that might elect (shudder) Trump as POTUS. 179 more words


Book Recommendation: Above the Waterfall by Ron Rash

I recently read Ron Rash’s novel Above the Waterfall and enjoyed it. Here’s a great review of the novel from Deep South Magazine.

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The Risen, Ron Rash

Ron Rash opens his haunting new novel with a near-mythic resurrection. She is waiting, a voice tells us, she is patient. Set free by decades of rain that wear away her grave on the banks of a creek in Sylva, North Carolina, … 995 more words


Rich and Strange

Finished Readings:

Self Help, short stories by Lorrie Moore. I read this a while ago and I must now guiltily and ashamedly report that while I remember liking the stories at the time, none of them stuck in my head. 713 more words

Is Less More in Ron Rash's Above the Waterfall?

In Above the Waterfall, Les is a sheriff on the eve of retirement just trying to keep the peace…find some peace…in his small North Carolina mountain town. 526 more words


Book of the Week: The Risen - Ron Rash

Rash’s newest novel is a murder mystery with echoes of The Brothers Karamazov. As always with Rash, the themes feel Faulknerian (as in “The past is never dead. 389 more words


The Friday 56, #7

It’s time for  Friday 56!  It’s a book meme hosted by Freda at Freda’s Voice. Be sure to visit her blog if you would like to participate! 310 more words

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