By: Anne Rivers Siddons 1991 Fiction 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 1991 Nonfiction 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 1955 Fiction 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 2002 Fiction 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 1985 Fiction 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