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Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close
Extremely Loud and Incredbily Close: Jonathan Foer's novel of love, loss, and memory

There are events that leave an indelible stamp on us for a great p
Jan 29, 2012
Jan 19, 2012
To Kill a Mockingbird
To Kill a Mockingbird: Harper Lee's Novel of Integrity and Duty in the Face of Intolerance and Injustice

“I wanted you to see what real courage is, ins
Nov 30, 2014
Dec 09, 2009
A Land More Kind Than Home
A Land More Kind Than Home: The Debut Novel of Wiley Cash

Wiley Cash

Wiley Cash takes his title from the final lines of You Can't Go Home Again by Thom
Sep 26, 2012
Sep 22, 2012
INDIGNATION,the novel, and an opinion regarding literary criticism

Philip Roth's twenty-ninth book "Indignation" is one of those novels about which som
Jan 2010
Jan 02, 2010
All the King’s Men
All the King's Men: Robert Penn Warren's Spider Web

This Novel was chosen as a group read by members of On the Southern Literary Trail for July 2012 an
Jul 30, 2012
Jan 01, 2010
Crooked Letter, Crooked Letter
Crooked Letter, Crooked Letter: Thoughts following a second reading

"The Rutherford girl had been missing for eight days when Larry Ott returned home a
Jun 13, 2012
Oct 17, 2010
The Killer Inside Me
The Killer Inside Me: Jim Thompson's classic Roman Noir

“Just as there are physical monsters, can there not be mental or psychic monsters born? The fac
Mar 25, 2012
Mar 25, 2012
In My Father's House
In My Father's House: Ernest Gaines' Novel of Living with One's Past

In My Father's House by Ernest J. Gaines, published in 1978, was chosen by members
Jan 14, 2015
Dec 25, 2012
The Sins of the Fathers (Matthew Scudder, #1)
The Sins of the Fathers: Lawrence Block's First Matt Scudder Novel

Dell First Edition, 1976

"The sins of the father are to be laid upon the children."
Aug 28, 2012
Dec 31, 2011
The Architecture of the Arkansas Ozarks (Stay More series)
The Architecture of the Arkansas Ozarks: Donald Harington's History of Stay More, Arkansas


Do you solemnly swear that country li
Jan 12, 2013
Dec 28, 2012
The Orchard Keeper
The Orchard Keeper: Cormac McCarthy's first novel of his Southern quartet


First Edition, Random House, New York, New York, 1965

Them that's got shal
Mar 24, 2012
Mar 23, 2012
Mudbound: Hillary Jordan's Debut Novel

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Hillary Jordan, 2011


"Henry and I dug the hole seven feet deep. Any more shallower and the corpse was liab
Nov 14, 2013
Nov 13, 2013
Other Voices, Other Rooms
Other Voices, Other Rooms: Capote's Swamp Baroque Concerto in Three Movements

Other Voices, Other Rooms was an attempt to exorcise demons, an unconscio
Jun 06, 2012
Jan 01, 2010
Anansi Boys (American Gods, #2)
Contrary to some critics who take themselves quite seriously who thumbed their noses at "Anansi Boys," I, who do not take my self too seriously, loved ...more
Mar 13, 2011
Mar 07, 2011
The Cement Garden
I was led to Ian McEwan's "The Cement Garden" by Carmen Callil's and Colm Toibin's excellent book, "The Modern Library." Having formed the opinion tha ...more
Oct 29, 2011
Oct 28, 2011
Rabbit, Run (Rabbit Angstrom, #1)
I confess I haven't read much of John Updike's work. About thirty years ago I flipped through "Couples" for the prurient interest it sparked at its pu ...more
Feb 19, 2011
Feb 13, 2011
Rabbit at Rest (Rabbit Angstrom, #4)
John Updike closes out his quartet of Rabbit novels with what can only be described as a masterpiece. He won his second Pulitzer for "Rabbit at Rest." ...more
Mar 07, 2011
Feb 13, 2011
Rabbit Is Rich (Rabbit Angstrom, #3)
Gas lines, Krugerrands, the silver splurge, Iranian hostages, the price of oil. Updike settles Rabbit at the age of 46 in the middle of the Carter adm ...more
Mar 2011
Feb 13, 2011
The Red Door (Inspector Ian Rutledge, #12)
Ian Rutledge returns in his 12th case in "The Red Door." He must deal with a young knife wielding robber in London, a missing missionary, and the murd ...more
May 11, 2011
May 08, 2011
A Summons to Memphis
Better known for his short stories, Peter Taylor pulled out all the stops with "A Summons to Memphis," winning the National Book Critics Award in 1986 ...more
Nov 29, 2011
Nov 27, 2011
The Year of the Storm
Review forthcoming. Join "On the Southern Literary Trail" for a chance to win John Mantooth's debut novel. You're in for one very dark ride. John's. n ...more
May 20, 2013
May 15, 2013
The Great Santini
At the risk of being shot, being approximately twelve books behind, review forthcoming. "Stand by for a fighter pilot, sports fans."
not set
Jan 02, 2010
My Reading Life
If you enjoy the books of Pat Conroy, you will enjoy this book. If you don't, you won't.

My first introduction to Pat Conroy was through the movie "Con
Oct 12, 2011
Oct 04, 2011
A Cold Treachery (Inspector Ian Rutledge, #7)
Ian Rutledge is assigned to investigate the murder of a family. A ten year old boy is missing. Either he is the killer, or missing in freezing weather ...more
Apr 05, 2011
Mar 30, 2011
Apparition & Late Fictions: A Novella and Stories
Thomas Lynch has been known for a long time as an eloquent essayist. His book, "The Undertaking" is a breathtaking look at life, death and loss. In it ...more
Mar 29, 2010
Feb 23, 2010
The Witch of Hebron (World Made by Hand, #2)
Kuntstler continues his story of the people of Union Grove, New York, in a world without oil, electricity, and technology. The second volume takes a t ...more
Oct 25, 2010
Sep 12, 2010
The Poet of Tolstoy Park
Review forthcoming...
May 07, 2013
May 03, 2013
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