The Yearling (Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings)

Apparently, The Yearling is well-known – a Pulitzer Prize winner, in fact – and I somehow missed the memo my whole life.  I’d never heard of it until I saw it in a gift shop in St. Augustine, FL last year.  After reading it, I wouldn’t be surprised if it really is less popular now … Continue reading The Yearling (Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings)

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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)