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Marjorie Hudson

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Marjorie Hudson was born in a small town in Illinois, grew up in Washington, D.C., and now lives in Chatham County, North Carolina. Hudson’s stories, essays, and poems explore themes of loss, conflict, and a yearning for community deeply threaded through American history and contemporary life.

Accidental Birds of the Carolinas, a PEN/Hemingway Honorable Mention for Distinguished First Fiction and a Novello Literary Award Finalist, is her debut story collection, 7 stories and a novella connected by place, exploring newcomers and old timers, community and transformation in the rural South. Called “A field guide to the human species in transition” (Doris Betts), Hudson’s writing in the collection has been compared by reviewers with that of Thom
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Ten years after the first paperback edition of Searching for Virginia Dare came out from Coastal Carolina Press, Press 53 has just brought out a revised edition with 33 pages of my ongoing travels and research in Rome, London, and the Outer Banks of North Carolina. Virginia Dare lives! Thanks, Press 53, for believing in this book and keeping it in print.


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African hoodoo, Cuban witches, madness, buried things in the yard raise up the truth in the lives of a married couple haunted by rock and roll. Worth the price of admission just for the long conversations about racism and race history.
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a vivid exploration of a young Southern girl's life after encountering God in the form of a woman and healing touch. Brought to mind Peggy Payne's extraordinary meditation on God's mysterious and maddening presence in the life of a small liberal chur ...more
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“The farmhouse sat on a rise at the end of a long dirt road, in a clearing surrounded by fruit trees and ninety acres of pines. It was painted white, and peeling, and some former hippie tenant had painted a mandala on the wall just inside the door with fine-point Magic Marker. I painted over it, but it bled through, again and again. I finally left it there, a pale and pastel version of itself, hanging ghostlike in the hall.”
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“The farmhouse sat on a rise at the end of a long dirt road, in a clearing surrounded by fruit trees and ninety acres of pines. It was painted white, and peeling, and some former hippie tenant had painted a mandala on the wall just inside the door with fine-point Magic Marker. I painted over it, but it bled through, again and again. I finally left it there, a pale and pastel version of itself, hanging ghostlike in the hall.”
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