Books

Books

Made in Americus

In many books, the Jim Crow era is mediated through the sensibilities of white people. Jim Auchmutey shrewdly avoids this.

A room to herself

The setup sounds like a medieval soap opera. But Robyn Cadwallader knows far too much about the 13th century to write an anachronistic romance.

Something Rich and Strange, by Ron Rash

Ron Rash’s stories emerge from the Smoky Mountains, where his protagonists often reach for a mystery beyond their own understanding.

American Crucifixion, by Alex Beam

There are no heroes in Alex Beam’s tale of the killing of Mormon founder Joseph Smith.