Book: Novelist’s Quality Is Sure — His Characters Gone in the Woods

“In writing about rural America, we are all interested in something that wouldn’t come out of Brooklyn writers—a class-conscious sort of narrative.” Charles Dodd White is lo


Somebody thought the children

Carmichael’s spins it off for kid lit

It’s a normal, albeit stormy Saturday night. Bardstown Road is busy as usual — people are milling about and cars line both sides of the street.


Book: Catch me if you can

Novel with Louisville ties quickly explores getting rich

One of LEO’s early contributors has delivered a debut novel that could be characterized as a modern financial thriller.


Book: The possible dream

Longtime Louisvillian Karen Mann publishes her first novel

When she was a student at Indiana University in Bloomington, Karen Mann longed to be a writer.


Book: Words that light a fuse

Green Fuse Press champions for poetry

The poem is printed on a single sheet. The paper is thick and the letters are set noticeably deeper than the page’s surface.


Book: Building a series, stride by stride


Book: An Appalachian scholar gets her due

Collection explores how Helen Matthews Lewis helped to shape Appalachian studies and social activism in the region

‘Helen Matthews Lewis: Living Social Justice in Appalachia’


Book: She will be a bride, dead or alive

‘The Undertaking of Lily Chen’
By Danica Novgorodoff. First Second; 432 pgs., $29.99.


Book: Back on the train

‘Train: Riding the Rails That Created the Modern World — From the Trans-Siberian to the Southwest Chief’


Book: Sexual rebellion is older than the Revolution

‘Regulating Passion: Sexuality and Patriarchal Rule in Massachusetts 1700-1830’
By Kelly A. Ryan. Oxford University Press; 265 pgs., $55.