February 22, 2019

These Honored Dead

First book in the Lincoln and Speed Mystery Series

By Jonathan F. Putnam

Book Review by Southern Lit Alliance intern, Olivia Sanford

 History, mystery, and one of America’s most loved presidents combined in a book are a rare treat. Jonathan Putnam combin...

October 17, 2017

Fellow Southern literature fanatics will probably recall the following quote from Harper Lee’s classic novel, To Kill a Mockingbird: Atticus Finch famously says to Scout, “You never really understand a person until you consider things from his point of view…until you c...

July 20, 2017

Art has the ability to transform us. Anyone who has ever watched a thought-provoking film, heard a moving piece of music, or read a particularly good book can tell you that. Art also has a strange way of bringing people together. Think about what happens when you meet...

June 23, 2017

“My aunt is Harper Lee.”

My children’s existences hinge on those five simple words, for that was the very effective pickup line their father used to attract me the day we met.

He sprung that line on the right college freshman. Even then, if asked to name my favorite nove...

June 12, 2017

History is like a cluttered attic, hiding boxes stuffed with dark secrets in forgotten corners. One such secret is the work of Georgia Tann and the Tennessee Children’s Home Society in Memphis. Beginning in the 1920s and lasting through 1950, thousands of children were...

June 8, 2017

Nothing says “summer reading” like a good thriller, so I was more than happy to dig into That Bright Land, the newest novel from Terry Roberts, winner of the James Still Award from the Fellowship of Southern Writers and guest writer at this year’s SouthWord on November...

June 2, 2017

Admittedly, I have a penchant for the fantastical. I spent most of my formative years reading Harry Potter and Redwall novels, and I still find myself drawn to literature that deals with the strange and otherworldly—even as an adult. It makes sense, then, that I would...

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