Chasing Ray - Ancient Oceans of Central Kentucky
Oh, this is such a bleak book.
It feels small to write that because I don’t think bleakness is truly appreciated anymore. We get our heartstrings tugged so frequently, so casually by many authors. What David Connerley Nahm does with Ancient Oceans of Kentucky is much more than convenient sadness as a plot point though. He takes sorrow to a whole other level and infuses this novel with so many careful layers of emotion that you feel drained by the end.
A very nice review of Ancient Oceans of Central Kentucky. A Side Note: I’m a fun person to be around in real life.
2014-15 Little Fiction Authors Book Preview
In the spirit of the last week’s Most Ancitipated: Great Second-Half 2014 Book Preview from the Millions, we thought we’d do one ourselves for Little Fiction authors who have books forthcoming this year and next. We’re also including a couple of recently released books from LF authors in case…
Little Fiction includes Ancient Oceans of Central Kentucky in its preview of forthcoming novels by their contributors. They will be publishing my story “A Mountain Where There Is No Mountain” in a few weeks. I am honored and excited.
David Connerley Nahm Recommends... | Poets & Writers
Here is a short thing I wrote for Poets & Writers about finding inspiration. The short version: turtles, garbage, walking.
(200 Words is a new series debuting today on The Out Door tumblr. Every so often we’ll highlight a new record we like a lot, via a 200-word review by one of us (Marc Masters or Grayson Currin) plus 200 words (or so) from the artist about whatever they choose.)
MA TURNER - ZOZ LP (Sophomore Lounge)
Great words about a great musician.
#tobyreads: Human Connections and Parallel Lives
I’ve had Tiphanie Yanique’s memorably-titled How to Escape from a Leper Colony on my to-read shelf for a while now. I’ve heard good things about Land of Love and Drowning, the novel she has due o…
A nice review of a few forthcoming books, including Ancient Oceans of Central Kentucky.
"The pacing here is unconventional; the narrative jumps around in time, focusing on Leah in the present day; her childhood, as her life with her parents and brother is shattered; and on the intervening years, when a decent act has unpleasant consequences."