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Bellesís Letters 2: Contemporary Fiction

Don Noble and Jennifer Horne

 

Synopsis:

With a rich assortment of subjects, themes, settings, and writing styles, Bellesí Letters II will make readers aware of the great variety and quality of fiction being written by Alabama women. As might be expected, a number of stories are love storiesófirst loves, lost loves, strange loves, from the most transient, feckless, grotesque, even abusive, to the permanent and heartwarming. Likewise, there are many stories of family relationships. Communication between generations is, as always, an issue. It would not be Alabama without a number of treatments of religion, from angels to ghosts to snakes and a little magic. The stories range geographically from the Gulf Coast to north Alabama, from the inner city to the countryside. And, as in all Southern fiction, a number of dogs make their appearances. Featuring 29 authors, including Lee Smith, Sena Naslund, Fannie Flagg, Gail Godwin, and Vicki Covington.

Publication April 21, 2017

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458 Pages

About the Editors: 

Don Noble is professor emeritus of English at the University of Alabama, host of Alabama Public Televisionís author interview program Bookmark, and book reviewer for Alabama Public Radio. He is the editor of volumes on Harper Lee, Hemingway, Steinbeck, and Fitzgerald and two collections of Alabama fiction, Climbing Mt. Cheaha and A State of Laughter. He won a regional Emmy for Achievement in Screenwriting with Brent Davis for a documentary on Alabama writer William Bradford Huie and was the recipient of the 2000 Eugene Current-Garcia Award and the 2013 Wayne Greenhaw Service Award from the Alabama Humanities Foundation.

 

Raised in Arkansas and a longtime resident of Alabama, Jennifer Horne is a writer, editor, and teacher who explores Southern identity and experience, especially womenís, through prose, poetry, fiction, and anthologies and in classrooms and workshops across the South. Among her books are Bottle Tree: Poems (2010), Tell the World Youíre a Wildflower: Stories (2014), and a second collection of poems, Little Wanderer (2016). She has edited a poetry anthology and co-edited two collections of essays and currently is at work on a biography of writer Sara Mayfield.

 

 

 

 

 

  Women Authors from Alabama included:

   Elise Sanguinetti, Emma Bolden, Julie Borden, Marian Carcache,    Ramey Channell, Katherine Clark, Loretta Cobb, Vicki Covington, Jennifer S. Davis, Fannie Flagg, Anita Miller Garner, Gail Godwin, Shirley Ann Grau, Carolyn Haines, Jennifer Horne, Suzanne Hudson, Laura Hunter, Angela Jackson-Brown, Nanci Kincaid, Cassandra King, Kerry Madden, Pat Mayer, Jamie McFaden, Mary Elizabeth Murphy, Sena Jeter Naslund, Jennifer Paddock, Wendy Reed, Judith Richards, Michelle Richmond, Lauren G. Slaughter, Lee Smith, Patricia Lou Taylor, Kathleen Thompson, T.K Thorne, Betty Jean Tucker, Sue Walker, Theodora Ziolkowski              

        

               

                      

                   

                  

                

           

           

 

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