Reviews

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Montevallo

Sam Hunt, twenty-nine, is movie star gorgeous, six-foot three inches tall, and proud to be Southern. His hometown is Cedartown, Georgia. His alma mater…

Everything I Never Told You

by Celeste Ng Penguin Press, 292 pages: $2695 The title alone tells you this book is about secrets. And that immediately makes a reader curious. So…

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Girls’ Night Out? Sweet!

-Decadent Desserts of Downtown Fort Smith- Romantic love is the superstar of Valentine’s Day, but there are others we love, who’ve been with us…

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Some Luck

by Jane Smiley Alfred Knopf, Publisher, 395 pages:$2799 January is a good month to read Some Luck by Jane Smiley.  It’s a long book,…

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The Way I’m Livin’

It’s been seven long years since Lee Ann Womack released an album. In a recent article, the reporter said it felt as if Womack…

Out Among the Stars

On February 26, 1932, Johnny Cash was born in Kingsland, Arkansas. As time went by he worked in the cotton fields, he listened as…

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Christmas Books for Under the Tree

I’m looking forward to Christmas more than I have in a long time. There is a little girl named Violet in my family, and…

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Down Where the Spirit Meets the Bone

In Arkansas, we have a special love for singer/songwriter Lucinda Williams. She’s the daughter of poet and professor Miller Williams, who helped found the…

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Natchez Burning

By Greg Iles William Morrow, 800 pages: $27.99 In Natchez Burning, author Greg Iles takes us to the worst time in his home state of…