Category Archives: Short Fiction

Tarheel troubadour

Bob Moyer has returned from his latest adventures to give us another fine book review.   Reviewed by Robert P. Moyer IN THE VALLEY. By Ron Rash. Doubleday. 220 pages. $26.95   There’s gold in them thar mountains. North Carolina mountains, … Continue reading

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Walter Mosley, the short version

Years ago, a review by Bob Moyer introduced me to the works of Walter Mosley. Since then, I have read many of Mosley’s outstanding  and evocative mysteries, including many  of the early ones I had missed.  Now I’ll have to … Continue reading

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Not your fun-filled Florida

Bob Moyer finds that there’s much lurking below the surface in Lauren Groff’s view of Florida – and most of it is menacing. Reviewed by Robert P. Moyer FLORIDA. By Lauren Groff. Riverhead Books. 275 pages. $27. Florida’s gonna get … Continue reading

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America’s actor, America’s stories

Bob Moyer takes a look at a book from last fall, short stories from someone we think of primarily as a very good movie actor. Reviewed by Robert P. Moyer UNCOMMON TYPE. By Tom Hanks. Knopf. 405 pages. $26.95. Tom … Continue reading

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Parting words from a fine writer

Bob Moyer has taken a respite from his travels long enough to pay tribute to the last book from a favorite author. Reviewed by Robert P. Moyer THE ANCIENT MINSTREL. By Jim Harrison. Grove Press. 255 pages. $25. “No one … Continue reading

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A fresh perspective: Stephen King’s latest

Reviewed by Victor James Lewis

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A literary master

Bob Moyer left from the Piedmont Triad International Airport in Greensboro, N.C., for a month in England and Germany a couple of hours after I left from the same airport on the same August day for a week in Italy. … Continue reading

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From the days when a story was a story

Bob Moyer enjoys new stories from an old favorite author, who died in 2007. By Robert Moyer WHILE MORTALS SLEEP. By Kurt Vonnegut. Delacorte Press. 253 pages. $27. Maybe it’s because we miss him.  Maybe it’s because the editor put … Continue reading

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