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Truman Capote

Dolly said that when she was a girl she’d liked to wake up winter mornings and hear her father singing as he went about the house building fires; after he was old, after he’d died, she sometimes heard his songs in the field of Indian grass. 45 more words


Old but Still Good: Three Writers Not to Neglect

It’s easy to get caught up with what’s shiny and new, even in reading. I fall for it myself. The beautiful books on the Latest Releases table beckon me, preventing me from wandering back in the dusty, cobwebby bookshelves, where there may be treasures hiding. 272 more words

Flannery O'Connor

The Picnic (Gaither 1909)

“Everything begins and ends at exactly the right place” – Joan Lindsay, Picnic at Hanging Rock

Oh the hills could they sing, bring the gathering to a ring, for the food that families eat is a sacrifice to where history sleeps. 445 more words


Thomas Wolfe

In Sleep we lie all naked and alone, in Sleep we are united at the heart of night and darkness, and we are strange and beautiful asleep; for we are dying the darkness and we know no death. 23 more words


The May Queen Murders ~ By Sarah Jude - 3.0 Stars

Thank you NetGalley and HMH Books for Young Readers for providing an e-Arc in exchange for an honest review.

Release Date: May 3rd, 2016

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In a Moment of Koan

These black mangoes glisten like plumb plums; they are sticky, tepid lips; they are nocturnes turning white stars black as piano keys.

Lustrous Marilyn Monroe sexpot is inverted; made into a fleshly stardom not of the zodiac; and, then, magically turned into Southern Gothic velvet as dark as crows. 153 more words


From the Unseen Departed (A Chuck Wendig Challenge)

I’ll admit it, I wasn’t in love with the title I randomly picked up. The story could still use a bit of work I feel, but overall, I’m pretty happy with the general tone of it. 882 more words