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BookReview

The Stars Are Fire

By Anita Shreve | Knopf | 241 pages | $26 Most of us go to our jobs every day without a passing thought that…

SouthernLit

Landslide

Layla has been making Thanksgiving dinner since she was in her late teens. The first time was the year her mother died. The death…

Lubbock

This is Lubbock

  The land in and around Lubbock is golden, offering gifts of grapes and cotton, cattle and corn. For the people rooted to this…

GuitarMan

Guitar Man

It is a brilliant September afternoon in Fort Smith, Arkansas. Already, a few leaves on a nearby maple tree have turned an orangey-red, and…

BookReview

Closing Time

By Anita Paddock | Pen-L Publishing | 195 pages | $15 Most of us go to our jobs every day without a passing thought…