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Big Stone
Big Stone
Big Stone

The Little Bookstore of Big Stone Gap

Anyone who has read my articles will have come to realize two things: first, that I love reading, and second, that I love visiting bookstores. Every time I go to a new place, I always check out the local bookstores. Not the big...
 
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Holiday gift guide
Holiday gift guide
Holiday gift guide

Holiday Books Gift Guide, Part 1

‘Tis the season. That’s right; the holidays are upon us. Malls are packed. Highways are congested. Crowds are gathering at every corner. Many people are after the same thing: the perfect gift. Trying to figure out what to get U...
 
 
 
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Lives in Ruins featured image

Review: Lives in Ruins by Marilyn Johnson

Between the ages of about eight and 15, I was adamant that I wanted to be either an archaeologist or a paleontologist when I grew up. I can date the latter ambition to the first Jurassic Park movie, which I saw in the theater w...

 
 
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PicMonkey Collage
PicMonkey Collage

Review: The Fever by Megan Abbott

High school provides all the drama. Classrooms and hallways house gossip, proclamations of sex, and scandals. Secrets spill from tightly sealed lips, and loyalties break in an instant. When you think about it, isn’t a high scho...
 
 
 
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Aquarium Vann PicMonkey Collage
Aquarium Vann PicMonkey Collage

Review: Aquarium by David Vann

I’ve been a huge fan of David Vann’s fiction ever since I read Caribou Island in 2011, so news of a new book from him is a big deal for me. His new novel, Aquarium, doesn’t release until March 2015, but I jumped at the chance t...

 
 
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Tampa Bookstores

I recently spent a weekend in Tampa, Florida, and like I do for any new destination, I looked up some local bookstores while I was in the area. Because my stay was short, I only managed to visit two of Tampa’s bookstores:...
 
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veterans

Veterans Day Reads

Veterans Day is tomorrow. For some, it might be just another work-free day, but Veterans Day should be celebrated. Soldiers risk their lives on a daily basis. Many of us will never know what it’s like to be a soldier—both in ba...
 
 
 
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Garbo's Last Stand
Garbo's Last Stand
Garbo's Last Stand

Garbo’s Last Stand – Book Trailer

Garbo’s Last Stand By Jon James Miller About the Author Jon began his career writing short stories and screenplays that explore the rich history of the 20th century. Garbo’s Last Stand is the culmination of years of...
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
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catnap
catnap

Review: The Great Cat Nap by A.M. Bostwick

She’s beautiful. She’s charming. She’s a star. But there’s this thing: Ruby the Russian is missing. Oh, and there is something else you should know: she’s a cat. A.M. Bostwick takes the standard detective novel and creates some...
 
 
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Witch paper
Witch paper
Witch paper

October: A Month for Spooky Tales, Part 4

As October draws to a close, we prepare to celebrate the event that makes this month so spectacularly scary: Halloween! For my series “October: A Month for Spooky Tales,” I have examined Alabama’s legendary st...
 
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bostwick

Author Interview with A.M. Bostwick

I recently had a chance to read The Great Cat Nap, which is a wonderful children’s book debut by writer A.M. Bostwick. I reached out to see if Ms. Bostwick would kindly share some of her insight into her novel and budding...