Book Reviews

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.…

The Road from Gap Creek (Morgan)

Robert Morgan. The Road from Gap Creek. Chapel Hill, N.C.: Algonquin Books, 2013. 318 pages. Hardback with dust jacket, $25.95. Robert Morgan’s best-selling novel Gap Creek (1999) ends as Julie and Hank Richards cross the North Carolina state line, returning to Green River after surviving flood, fire, and their first…

Guests on Earth (Smith)

Lee Smith. Guests on Earth: A Novel. Chapel Hill, N.C.: Algonquin Books, 2013. 368 pages. Hardback with dust jacket. $25.95. At the beginning of this resonant and highly atmospheric novel, the narrator introduces herself as a small, bookish woman who lives in a half-basement apartment in the French Quarter, a…