LitStack Review: The Jesus Cow by Michael Perry

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The Jesus Cow Michael Perry Harper Release Date:  May 19, 2015 ISBN 978-0-06-228991-9 You know you’re reading a mighty special book when the two sentence prologue completely captivates: On Christmas Eve itself, the bachelor Harley Jackson stepped into his barn and beheld there illuminated in the straw a smallish newborn bull calf upon whose flank [….]

A Land More Kind Than Home by Wiley Cash

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A Land More Kind Than Home Wiley Cash William Morrow Paperbacks Release Date:  January 22, 2013 ISBN 978-0-06-208814-7 —♦— Debut novels shouldn’t be this good.  They just shouldn’t. In his first novel, Wiley Cash draws on his rural North Carolina upbringing to weave a story both touching and tragic.  Using three very different voices – [….]

Back Roads and Frontal Lobes by Brady Allen

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Back Roads and Frontal Lobes Brady Allen Post Mortem Press First Edition – September 12, 2012 ISBN 978-0615698397 There are two types of books, I read:  “downstairs” books and “upstairs” books.  The only difference between them is that “upstairs” books sit on my bedside table, and I read them at least a little bit (sometimes [….]