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Closer to Mobile than Montgomery, wedged between woods and water, is a place nobody goes. A few homes, a church and cemetery scattered along a road leading somewhere else. Parents hope opportunity. They remember before it was paved. Now broken … Continue reading
Life is like that old seasick joke. First, you pray cause you’re afraid you’re going to die. Then, you pray cause you’re afraid you’re not. Appearances won’t get you into Heaven. I don’t care if the streets of … Continue reading
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Ten-year-old Roy Brown hears this after his sixteen-year-old brother Billy, the Eagle’s star basketball player, is killed in a wreck before the annual rival game against the Tigers. Alone in the kitchen before dawn the morning of Billy’s funeral, Roy … Continue reading
Souvenirs are visual memories. Ten souvenir saucers or plates from different states trace an ordinary life. Emma died from a heart attack. The night of her funeral, after the children are gone, Ed is in the house alone. Pushed back … Continue reading
DEARLY BELOVED is an Amazon Kindle Countdown Deal (U.S. and UK) until May 26, 2016. Donnie Lawrence, owner of Eternal Tranquil Chapel, is an over-the-top cliché. His mother moved into his lower Alabama waterfront home and keeps asking, “When are … Continue reading