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BOOKS: “Daddy n Me,” an excerpt, Linda Scott DeRosier

Daddy’s Song of Saturday By Linda Scott DeRosier My daddy was born on a wooden table in the tiny kitchen of a house his daddy built up near the head of Bob’s Branch in Johnson County, Kentucky. Seventy-seven years later […]

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Riled Up: Author Chris Offutt Stirs Up a Hornet’s Nest

Ace April 18, 2002 coverstory Fightin Words Chris Offutt's Latest Work, No Heroes, Stirs the Home Fires in Kentucky No matter how you leave the hills—army, prison, marriage, job, college—when

A Foreign Correspondence: by Ed McClanahan

Ace January 31, 2002 In the summer of 1984, temporarily flush from the sale of the movie rights to my first book, I treated myself, my wife, our

Chris Offutt: Getting it Straight, Kentucky Straight

Ace November 9, 2000 Getting it Straight by Chris Offutt I began writing the stories in Kentucky Straight after my return to Rowan County as a thirty-year-old newlywed. Rita and I

Richard Hell: What My Father Did the Second Time I Ran Away

Ace November 9, 2000  What My Father Did the Second Time I Ran Away, a few months before he died. [Runaway Notes] BY RICHARD HELL When I was a kid

One Creeker’s Beginnings, by Linda Scott DeRosier

One Creeker's Beginnings By Linda Scott DeRosier There was once a small house - some might even call it a cabin - in a natural sycamore grove situated alongside a

Chris Offutt: The Hot Rod, Wild and Loose and at Long Last, Cool

Ace July 2000 The Hot Rod: Wild and Loose and at Long Last, Cool by Chris Offutt In 1998, I moved back to Kentucky for the fifth time. This time I

Blackberries, Blackberries: A few decades of hard work and Crystal Wilkinson is Lexington’s Newest Overnight Literary Sensation

Ace coverstory July 6, 2000 These stories come from the ordinary and the extraordinary. From black country women with curious lives. From struggle, from fear, from love, from

The Triumphant Return of Fenton Johnson: on behalf of the Kentucky Fairness Alliance

Ace June 22, 2000 Fenton Johnson says he actually likes to be asked why he writes - as he was recently, while serving on a panel for the anniversary

Without Sanctuary: Lynching Photography in America

Without Sanctuary Lynching photography in America By Walter Howerton Jr. Sometimes our darkest secrets come back to haunt us. We swear ourselves to secrecy about terrible things. And we exact promises



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