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The Shocking Fulfillment of Beauty

Erin McGraw pulls no punches in her new collection of microstories

…people you know. Standing side by side with your spouse, looking out onto your nice life, the view is comfortable. Then one of you looks off to the side, and…

A Memoir in Mosaic

Emily Bernard’s new essay collection is set on the fault lines between north and south, black and white

…the début of an essayist in command of her gifts, a book that belongs beside the best of contemporary autobiography. Hamilton Cain is the author of This Boy’s Faith: Notes…

How Appalachian I Am

Book excerpt: Appalachian Reckoning

…A miner who cannot tolerate this is not likely to keep his head when death comes knocking. That is the kind of thing most of us would like to know…