marla cantrell

Fierce Kingdom

Gin Phillips Penguin Books | 274 pages | $16 Fierce Kingdom by Gin Phillips opens on a mild day in October, when Joan is…

The Unexplained World

Rodney Inman, now in his mid-fifties, is a preacher’s kid. He works at a manufacturing plant in Fort Smith, Arkansas, and has done so…

Clock Dance

By Anne Tyler Alfred A. Knopf | 292 pages | $27 Anne Tyler, a Pulitzer Prize-winning literary icon, takes the ordinary lives of ordinary…

Take Time for Tennessee

I have come to love Tennessee with its mountains and rivers, valleys and glens, and the voice of its people that sounds like a…

The Current Between Us

We had been to a specialist that morning with our daughter, Penny, who had started sleepwalking at six years old. Winn and I were…

The Happiness of Giving

Six years ago, third grade teacher Candis Barnes was looking for a way to give back. She’d always been a whirlwind of energy, and…