Checking Out Books

One of my favorite parts of checking out books from the library is the possibility you might run into an unknown person as you are reading. It’s the unexpected adventure of not knowing what might be hidden in the pages, not only the story, but also the story of...

A Land More Kind Than Home

Wiley Cash makes a startlingly arrival on the scene with this first novel. It has the feeling of Ron Rash’s Saints at the River to me. There’s the intimate look into the culture of the Western North Carolina mountains through multiple characters’s...

The Fault in Our Stars

When I bought this book, the cashier told me, “Oooh I ugly cried reading that book.”  I was taken aback and then intrigued. That’s probably the best recommendation I’ve ever heard for a book. Not only does it bare the emotions of the person who...