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Monstrous Grief: Gus Moreno’s This Thing Between Us

Gus Moreno’s debut novel is a haunting examination of grief.

Memoir Masterwork: Nichole Perkins’ Sometimes I Trip on...

Nichole Perkins’ “Sometimes I Trip on How Happy We Could Be” is at times heartwarming and heartbreaking, honest and...

Piece of My Heart: Stephen Graham Jones’ New Novel

Author's “My Heart is a Chainsaw” is bloody, brilliant.

The Great Boykin: Ed Tarkington’s The Fortunate Ones

Misery and pressure abound among Nashville’s upper crust in Ed Tarkington’s sophomore novel.

Jay Myers’ Rounding Third

Jay Myers lives, learns, and teaches by example. And he loves to tell about all that knowledge he’s accumulated...

Two Works of Nonfiction Examine the Cultural Reach of...

For today’s Flyer book column, we turn our gaze to our neighbor to the south — Mississippi. And why, in the Memphis...

Liv Albert’s Greek Mythology Adds a New Spin to Old Tales

Some stories have staying power. Like old blues standards that get covered and reworked and rerecorded and covered...

Satanic Panic Redux: Clay McLeod Chapman’s Whisper Down...

Lil Nas X, the rapper who rocked boats by blending hip-hop and country music in “Old Town Road,” seems to have...

Brown Money: Warn Wilson Jr.’s Inspirational Book

Warn Wilson Jr. talks about his children’s book, Brown Money.

Corey Mesler’s Camel Literary Universe

“Welcome to the new America. How can I help you?” asks Corey Mesler when I call him to talk about his newest novel,...