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Savouring the Short Stories of Father Brother Keeper

Nathan Poole’s Father Brother Keeper is a collection of symbol-rich, superbly crafted short stories set in the harsh landscape of the southern United States—driven, significantly, by the imagery of place. His characters suffer, and their personal hardships—sickness, suicide, dementia, violence, poverty—affect their family relationships. Like the mounds, fields, and tributaries that surround them, Poole’s characters… Continue reading Savouring the Short Stories of Father Brother Keeper

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Reading Between the Lines of Flannery O’Connor’s Prayer Journal

The prayer journal of Southern Catholic writer Flannery O’Connor was released a little over a week ago and already the buzz abounds. Friends, colleagues and writers I admire are talking excitedly about having this slim book in their hands. Renowned author Marilynne Robinson has even pondered it for The New York Times in her precise, elegant prose. While… Continue reading Reading Between the Lines of Flannery O’Connor’s Prayer Journal