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Connor Towne O’Neill’s Down Along With That Devil’s Bones

America is having a moment of cultural reckoning — with a violent, racist past that still influences the current day....

J.W. Ocker’s Cursed Objects

Memphis-based fans of the strange and unusual have to have a healthy interest in curses. Flyer film editor Chris...

Richard Grant’s The Deepest South of All

British travel writer and journalist Richard Grant penned an instant bestseller when he wrote about his misadventures...

Comfortably Numb: Shira Shiloah’s Emergence

Israeli-born, Memphis-based author and anesthesiologist Dr. Shira Shiloah knows a thing or two about the world of...

The Revenant: Stephen Graham Jones’ The Only Good Indians

In two mesmerizing marathon sessions, I read Stephen Graham Jones’ The Only Good Indians (Saga Press) over the July...

Mars Attracts: Marc Hartzman’s The Big Book of Mars

One of my earliest memories is of my dad sitting at the kitchen table in the weeks leading up to a Halloween, telling...

Land of the Pure

Sometimes the story of a book’s publication can be as exciting as the thing itself. There is a story, perhaps...

Holly R. Whitfield’s Secret Memphis

Years ago, I worked on Beale Street, where I often had the chance to talk to tourists. It was a delight to talk to...

Burnin’ Love: Kim Vodicka’s The Elvis Machine

Book cover art and design by Joel Amat Güell The Elvis Machine After a long incubation and a series of canceled and...

Best Non-Fiction of 2010s

We’re normally treated to best-of lists during the holidays, or when most people are otherwise distracted from...