76th out of 81 books — 15 voters
The Kind of Light That Shines on Texas: Stories
This collection of short stories, by award-winning author Reginald McKnight, explores the rich and complex experience of the African American middle class, from a small southern classroom to a mythical Africa to suburban streets.
Paperback, 208 pages
Published August 1st 1996 by Southern Methodist University Press
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Intelligent use of dialect and allegory. But beware: each story in this collection is as much a vortex as is a down comforter on a queen sized bed in a mountaintop lodge - the stories are so engaging that new sentences cannot cross your eyes soon enough and before you realize it, forty minutes have passed, your breathing is back to normal, you've reached the end of the story and you look up and realize the moon's taken over the sky.