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                                                   January, 2003                               Vol. 4, No.1

Book News
Featured Author
Mazel Tov Y'all! The South as a Melting Pot
An Interview with Roy Hoffman
by Pam Kingsbury

Roy Hoffman's Chicken Dreaming Corn has been  praised by Harper Lee as, "A story of great appeal in prose lean and clean ."  A native of Mobile, Alabama, Hoffman worked in New York City for twenty years as a journalist, speechwriter, editor, and teacher, before returning South as writer-in-residence at the Mobile Register.



Porch Tales
Porch Tales are personal essays that bring memories of family, community, place and all those favorite stories passed on the porch.
Porch Weather
by Ulmer Speed
Queen of Porch Sittin'
by Ron Kattawar
Alice Baxter’s Birthday Party, May 24, 1962
by Pamela Bradley


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Literary Arts Stamp Series Honors Zora Neale Hurston

Hill Street Press to publish Guide to King District

Oxford American Returns to Magazine Racks this Month

More News

Southeast Independent Bestseller List (managed by Book Sense and SEBA).

January  Calendar
9-12, 2003 Key West Literary Seminar 
18, 2003 Panama City BooksAlive!
23-26, 2003 Zora Neale Hurston Festival 

2003 Calendar

Book Reviews
Chicken Dreaming Corn, Roy Hoffman, 2003
Almost Family, Roy Hoffman, 2000
My Father's People: A Family of Southern Jews, Louis D. Rubin, Jr., 2002
A Portion of the People: Three Hundred Years of Southern Jewish Life, edited by Theodore Rosengarten and Dale Rosengarten, 2002
A House All Stilled, A.G. Harmon, 2002
Prodigals, Mark Powell, 2002
Tennessee Williams and the South, Kenneth Holditch and Richard Freeman Leavitt, 2002
New Orleans, Jan Arrigo, Laura A. McElroy (Photography), 2002
The History of Southern Women's Literature, Edited by Carolyn Perry and Mary Louise Weaks, 2002
In the Miro District and Other Stories,  Peter Taylor, 2002
Horse and Buggy Days on Hatchett Creek: An Alabama Boyhood in the 1890s. Mitchell B. Garrett, 2003
The Dark Sun Rises, Denise Williamson, 1998
Bonneville Stories, Mark Doyon, 2001
Sitting Up with the Dead, Pamela Petro, 2002
The Zydeco Tablets, Alison Pelegrin, 2002
Poems for the Pardoned, Cathryn Hankla, 2002
A Good Soldier, Jeffrey Marks, 2003
The Accidental Princess, Peggy Webb, 2003
Magnolia: A Wilting Flower, Barbara J. Robinson, 2002
The Journey, Cathy Gwynn, 2002
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