on Aug. 09, 2011
There is nothing uniquely "southern" about "Southern Stories". Stephano's Tallahassee could just as easily been St. Paul; Woodrow's cotton fields could easily have been corn fields; and Leonard's South Carolina mill town could have been in Massachusetts. The stories do not revolve around, or depend on, location. Instead they are strong, well written, and somewhat surprising stories about taking responsibility, meeting obligations, and discovering in the end that the result of living your life well is worth the effort--even if the effort is not necessarily what you thought it would be.