Review: The Mountain Midwife by Laurie Alice Eakes

I was at my local library, looking at the new fiction section when I noticed this book. It was obviously not new, a paperback that had been read many times. I looked inside the cover for the publication date, which said 2015. Being an officious little mouse, I was about to take the book to … Continue reading Review: The Mountain Midwife by Laurie Alice Eakes

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Review: Looking for Ireland by Laura Treacy Bentley

Looking for Ireland: An Irish-Appalachian Pilgrimage by Laura Treacy Bentley (Mountain State Press, 2017) is a beautiful collection of poetry inspired by travels to Ireland. The short poems are coupled with photographs the author took while visiting Ireland, or while in West Virginia and Maryland. At a recent family gathering we passed the book around, … Continue reading Review: Looking for Ireland by Laura Treacy Bentley

Review- Unbroken Circle: Stories of Cultural Diversity in the South

Unbroken Circle: Stories of Cultural Diversity in the South (2017; Bottom Dog Press) edited by Julia Watts and Larry Smith, is a collection of short fiction and essays about Southern people. The emphasis of the book is on diversity, and the narratives are decidedly Southern. I began reading this book shortly before the terrorist attacks … Continue reading Review- Unbroken Circle: Stories of Cultural Diversity in the South