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"A continuation of my study of the life and works of William Styron." Jan 25, 2015 05:40AM

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"A group read for "On the Southern Literary Trail" February, 2015. Come join us! Kantor won the Pulitzer Prize for 1956 for his searing novel of the infamous conditions at the prisoner of war camp at Andersonville, Georgia." Jan 25, 2015 05:39AM

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The Weight of Blood by Laura McHugh
The Weight of Blood: A Novel
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Mike is on page 206 of 320 of The Weight of Blood: Alternating chapters. Lila went missing a generation ago. Now her daughter, who bears a startling resemblance to her mother, investigates the disappearance of her friend a mentally disabled girl, Cheri, now gone two years. McHugh has disclosed, too soon, that our young protagonist's Uncle is in the business of selling the sex of young girls he holds prisoner. Lila married Uncle Crete's Brother. A reckoning?
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Darkness Visible by William Styron
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Darkness Visible: When the Question is Whether Life is Worth Living


William Styron, (June 11, 1925 – November 1, 2006)

"Dying is easy. Comedy is hard.--Edmund Kean, (4 November 1787 – 15 May 1833), celebrated Shakespearean act
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