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Gentlemen by Michael Northrop

"Micheal, Tommy, Mixer and Bones aren't just from the wrong side of the tracks--they're from the wrong side of everything." Three misfit teenagers believe that one of their friends has been murdered by their English teacher. With this conclusion in... Continue Reading →

The Roar Beneath by Donald Mangum

  "The people tend to be clannish, violent and perhaps mildly inbred." "The Roar Beneath" by Donald Mangum is a short novel set in the Mississippi Coast area days before Hurricane Katrina and just after. It follows Hank, a widowed... Continue Reading →

How to: Make a Bookmark

I confess that I dog-ear my pages--when I don't read a book in one sitting anyway. Or I grab a scrap of paper, a receipt, whatever is nearby and use that. I am not the kind of person who buys... Continue Reading →

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What makes a book 'good'? The way the author turns a phrase and draws you into the folds of the world?

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