By: Anne Rivers Siddons Fiction 1991 Rating: 2.5/5 Y’all. I love the Outer Banks. But reading a book called Outer Banks while in the Outer Banks feels a little like wearing a spring break shirt in Daytona Beach in March.
By: Cynthia Rylant Nonfiction 1991 Subject Matter: Appalachian Region; Southern; Descriptions and travel; Social life and customs Rating: 3.5/5 Appalachia by Cynthia Rylant, in my opinion, is just as much “by” Barry Moser, the illustrator.
By: Flannery O’Connor Fiction 1955 Rating: 4/5 Wowie. Flannery O’Connor is dark. A Good Man Is Hard to Find is a collection of short stories, and also – a bit confusingly – the name of one of the short stories… Continue Reading
By: Ron Rash Fiction 2002 Subject Matter: Dams; Design and construction; Appalachian region; Southern; Real estate development; Relocation; Housing; Loss; Psychology; Mountain life Rating: 4/5 I don’t typically love mystery. But One Foot in Eden isn’t your typical detective fiction.
By: Lee Smith Fiction 1985 Rating: 3/5 I’m surprised that I gave Family Linen a 3 out of 5. I’ve read some Lee Smith before, a collection of short stories, and I was far from impressed. And I didn’t love this… Continue Reading