My Reading Life, by Pat Conroy
Chapter One: The Lily
Pat Conroy is the writer who led me to southern writing, to the gorgeous prose and humid, stoic, gut wrenching, truth revealing, emotional storytelling of the South. I just picked up ‘My Reading Life’ at local indie bookseller Book Passage and it’s cover, rich sunset colors with the stark white of pages morphing into seagulls, gave me a good inkling this would be a fantastic book by a writer…Continue
Book Reviewed by Mary Wallace
Going to Solace by Amanda McTigue
This novel is an amazing piece of grace, dipping into the ordinary lives of people with extraordinary insight into the uncomfortable space between their dreams and the reality of how their lives have unfolded.
The characters in this book are so utterly true to their geography and the time period, Appalachia in the late 1980s, that I was absolutely in the fictive dream, in…Continue