Spring 2014

Johnson City

Stephen was singing along and tapping his hands on the steering wheel to the Mountain Goats, one of his favorite bands. It was a good day for driving and singing. October blue sky, hills layered with oaks and maples and sweetgums flashing scarlet and gold leaves. We’d left Chapel Hill…

Shake Terribly the Earth (Childers)

Sarah Beth Childers. Shake Terribly the Earth: Stories from an Appalachian Family. Athens, Ohio: Ohio University Press, 2013. 224 pages. Trade paperback. $24.95. Shake Terribly the Earth, an essay collection by West Virginian Sarah Beth Childers, captures essentials of the memoir genre and the central Appalachian multi-generational familial experience. Her…

Long Man (Greene)

Amy Greene. Long Man: A Novel. New York, N.Y.: Knopf, 2014. 288 pages. Hardcover. $25.95 In her much-anticipated second novel Long Man, Amy Greene takes up the challenge of creating a fictional account of the removal of citizens from their homes by the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) in the mid-1930s.…

Probation

Maggie Boylan sat in her place and glared at the judge as hard a glare as she dared to give. But her glare was nothing to him. He kept his eyes on the papers laid out on the bench and he nodded as the lawyers—her lawyer on one side and…
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