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BookReview

I Let You Go

By Clare Mackintosh | Berkley | 369 pages | $26 Late on a cold and rainy afternoon in Bristol, England, a mother walks her five-year-old son, Jacob, home…

Queenie Eileen

Queenie Eileenie

Eileen Teagle sits inside her Fort Smith, Arkansas home, and the morning sun rushes in through tall windows and glass doors. From where she…

Maryl

The Distance Between Us

On March 26, 1996, Bob Purvis lay in a field outside West Memphis, Arkansas, waiting to see the Hale-Bopp Comet, which had been discovered…

PerkyPantry

What’s in Your Pantry?

It’s one o’clock on Sunday afternoon, and Jessica Irgens, Sarah Sawyer, and Jeremy Martin have already put in a day’s work. The three make…

SouthernLit

Snow in August

I used to believe in the equanimity of the world. I’d see panhandlers at intersections, their cardboard signs asking for help, and I’d believe…

MissLauras

Queen of the Row

Fort Smith, Arkansas was a loud frontier town at the dawn of the 1900s. Horse-drawn carriages clattered down streets. Trains pulled into the station,…

BookReview

Faithful

By Alice Hoffman | Simon and Schuster | $26 I love books for all kinds of reasons. Come to my house, and you’ll see the bookcases filled, the…