Tag Archives: non-fiction

The Other Side of the Fence

Glory Over Everything Beyond the Kitchen House by Kathleen Grissom is thematically similar to a book I reviewed not long ago about a light-skinned African-American woman passing as white. This excellent book is set in the early eighteen-hundreds prior to … 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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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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And Then She Said

About Women: Conversations between a writer and a painter by Lisa Alther and Francoise Gilot is an interesting non-fiction book. Reading much like a play with two famous women as the main characters sans stage directions, the book is an ongoing dialogue … Continue reading

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Blood Ties

There Once Lived a Mother Who Loved Her Children, Until They Moved Back In by Ludmilla Petrushevskaya is a collection of three translated novellas about the hardship of family life in Russia. Much like the previous book I reviewed by this … Continue reading

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Lodge a Few Pebbles

Deep Woods: the Story of Robert Frost by Peggy Caravantes is one of the wonderful books I acquired this year at our library’s annual book sale.  This small volume provided me an opportunity to expand my knowledge of one of … Continue reading

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