All the Way to Memphis and Other Stories

River's Edge Media, LLC

Suzanne Hudson's All the Way to Memphis is more than a collection of short stories; it is a trip. The strength of this collection lies in its trajectory. It trespasses through the Southern gothic but does not stall there. It transcends the confines of abusive family members and social hierarchies that have long stereotyped the South to arrive at a place familiar to all: the human heart.Hudson drives the heart's terrain like a trucker. Her stories sometimes shock, but hope lurks constantly, an unwritten character waiting to spring. Her language becomes an accent familiar but jarring. Young girl. Hitch hiker. Murderer. Librarian. The voices combine, their levels rising in response to the noise within, and without.
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About the author

Suzanne Hudson won first place in Penthouse Magazine's international short story contest, judged by such authors as Kurt Vonnegut Jr. and Toni Morrison while still in college. Terrified by the success, she withdrew from the literary world until her heralded novel, In a Temple of Trees wowed critics. She followed quickly with the epic In the Dark of the Moon, called by The Chicago Sun Times, "the book Harper Lee would have written had she written a second novel.

Wendy Reed is the author of An Accidental Memoir: How I Killed Someone and Other Stories and coeditor of two collections, Circling Faith and All Out of Faith. She has taught at the University of Alabama, where she produced Bookmark and Discovering Alabama, for which she received two Emmys. She lives with her husband in Waverly, Alabama.

Harper Lee Award for Alabama's Distinguished Writer, Alabama Writers' Forum and Alabama Writers Symposium, 2

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River's Edge Media, LLC
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Published on
Jun 21, 2014
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Fiction / General
Fiction / Short Stories (single author)
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