Writings by: Leah Hampton

This author has written 3 pieces

Book Review: Weedeater (Robert Gipe)

Robert Gipe. Weedeater. Athens, Oh.: Ohio University Press, 2018. 250 pages. Hardcover. $27.95. Dawn Jewell is back. Robert Gipe’s second novel, a sequel to the much-loved Trampoline, revisits our favorite citizens of Canard County, Kentucky. While Weedeater is a standalone work, those who have not yet read Gipe’s first book…

Sparkle

Inside the candyfloss pink ticket booth, Mavis—that’s what her name tag said—shifted her massive cardiganed breasts off the counter and looked out the customer window to see if there was anybody behind us. “Now, it’s not her usual thing,” Mavis said when she’d decided we were alone. “But.” Behind me,…

Queen

In her memory, the hive sat in the side yard, echoing family rituals and routines. Summer mornings, workers would swarm the basil plant on the porch. They bothered no one—not even Dale, whose deck chair always sat close by. Maisy could scarcely think of when she had ever been stung…