The Stepford Wives (Ira Levin)

The Stepford Wives is famous, but you already know that.  So famous, in fact, that the book has achieved transcendence and become a phrase unto itself.  A “Stepford wife” is a woman so domestic and submissive to her husband that it’s a bit difficult to believe.  I encountered this phrase a lot running my last … Continue reading The Stepford Wives (Ira Levin)

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Southern Cross: The Beginnings of the Bible Belt (Christine Leigh Heyrman)

I got this book several years ago. At the time I thought it sounded fascinating (and it is), but for whatever reason I never got around to it till now. But I’m actually glad I waited. Southern Cross makes so much more impact, and is so much more timely, in today’s post-Trump evangelical landscape. It’s … Continue reading Southern Cross: The Beginnings of the Bible Belt (Christine Leigh Heyrman)