• Interview With John E. Espy, Author Of The Sugar Maple Grove

    Interview With John E. Espy, Author Of The Sugar Maple Grove1

    The Sugar Maple Grove is an epic Southern Gothic about race, poverty, religion, and barbarism, and those brave enough to dare to see a different society. The author John E. Espy talks to Book Glow about the novel. What led you to write the book? The history of Appalachian indentured servitude, racism and violence has

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  • Read An Excerpt From The Sugar Maple Grove By John E. Espy

    Read An Excerpt From The Sugar Maple Grove By John E. Espy0

    The Sugar Maple Grove by John E. Espy is an epic Southern Gothic about race, poverty, religion, and barbarism, and those brave enough to dare to see a different society. Below is an exclusive excerpt from the novel. Part One Van Lear, Kentucky   Chapter 1   And then, there was Flem. Flem Lemaster’d had

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  • 5 Books On Capital Punishment

    5 Books On Capital Punishment13

    These fiction and true crime selections go deeper than soundbites and headlines to accurately depict the full impact and consequences of capital punishment, otherwise known as death row, as well as question the process, ethics, and validity of the practice. 1. The Green Mile by Stephen King “Welcome to Cold Mountain Penitentiary, home to the

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  • 5 Best Southern Gothic Books

    5 Best Southern Gothic Books0

    Southern lit fans, take note: You will find death, magic, mystery, God, the Devil, rivers, and a whole bunch of snakes in these 5 best Southern Gothic books. 1. Absalom, Absalom! by William Faulkner “The story concerns Thomas Sutpen, a poor man who finds wealth and then marries into a respectable family. His ambition and

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