Tag Archives: Alabama

The Black Gemstone

Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi is a best-selling epic tale about the descendents of two half-sisters who were born on the Gold Coast in Africa during the days of slave trading. Although Effia and Esi share the same father, they are … Continue reading

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Nothing but the Truth

My Father & Atticus Finch: A Lawyer’s Fight for Justice in 1930’s Alabama by Joseph Madison Beck is the remarkable true story of the life of the author’s father, Foster Beck. An attorney in Alabama, Beck defended an African-American male … Continue reading

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Damnation

Light in August by William Faulkner was published in 1932 after his child was stillborn. It is another of the Top 150 Novels of the 20th century. This is a depressing story written during the Great Depression. Not that Faulkner … Continue reading

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Home Sweet Home

All Over But the Shoutin’ by Pulitzer Prize winner Rick Bragg is a five-star memoir which melted my heart like butter on a warm biscuit. Raised in poverty in rural Alabama, Rick recalls his life and rise to the pinnacle of … Continue reading

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The Chicken or the Egg

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Ever Truman

The Complete Stories of Truman Capote, by Truman Capote came into my hands while on a quest for Thanksgiving stories.  Capote wrote a short story entitled “The Thanksgiving Visitor” and it’s contained in this collection.  Included in the book are … Continue reading

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Love You Fannie

I don’t know if any of you remember the comedian Fanny Flagg, but if you do, you may also know that she is writer. Her new book I Still Dream About You is a mystery of sorts and I enjoyed … Continue reading

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