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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...

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,...

Psycho Street: Sarah Langan’s Good Neighbors

This week’s column faces me with a happy predicament — how to write critically about a book I unequivocally loved?...

The Talented Ms. Mia: Sam Tschida’s Siri, Who Am I?

Though it rarely works like it does in books and movies, amnesia can be a useful storytelling trope. Like quicksand...

In Memoriam: Eric Jerome Dickey

The Memphis-born New York Times bestselling author Eric Jerome Dickey died on Sunday, January 3rd, in Los Angeles...