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The Dangerous Dance of Friendship

A Review of Swing Time, by Zadie Smith (Penguin Press, 2016. $27.00) We are stuck in an age of dichotomy. So easily the haves are ...
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The History of Madness in North Carolina

Reviews of: Game Changers: Dean Smith, Charlie Scott, and the Era That Transformed a Southern College Town, by Art Chansky (UNC Press, 2017) The Road ...
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Home of the Brave: A Review of the Blood of ...

A Review of The Blood of Emmett Till, by Timothy Tyson (Simon & Schuster, 2017. $27.00) The sensational response to Timothy Tyson’s new history of ...
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Looking for Mercy in an Age of Rage

A Review of Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption, Bryan Stevenson (Speigel & Grau, $16.00). Bryan Stevenson’s Just Mercy was first published in ...
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They Don’t Dance Much: Greensboro’s Forgotten Classic by James Ross

A Review of They Don’t Dance Much, by James Ross Mysterious Press, $14.99 It’s tempting. The past, that is. It’s tempting to think of the ...
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The Pure Products of Political Theory Are Crazy

A Review of Folding the Red Into the Black: Developing a Viable Untopia for Human Survival in the 21st Century, by Walter Mosley O/R Books, ...
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The Sideshow Is the Story: A Review of Beth Macy’s ...

A Review of Truevine, by Beth Macy Little, Brown, 2016. $28.00 Editor’s note: Beth Macy will speak at Scuppernong Books at 7 p.m. on Thursday, ...
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The Need for Pain

A Review of “Blood, Bone and Marrow: A Biography of Harry Crews”, by Ted Geltner (University of Georgia Press. 2016). The writer Harry Crews is ...