Set in the 1970s Odessa oil boom, Elizabeth Wetmore’s debut novel, Valentine, is a revelation not for what it explores but for how.
Articles by Mary Helen Specht
Heaven, My Home explores how black and white people can live almost entirely different experiences inside the same time and place.
Randy Kennedy’s debut is packed — sometimes bloated — with rich characters and lovely detail that conjures small-town Texas.
Melissa Stephenson’s new book exploits the bread and butter of memoir — parsing childhood experiences and complicated family dynamics — but also explores more experimental terrain.
In the 1920s, a young woman from Abilene shocked the world with her tell-all memoir—and then mysteriously vanished.