Author Archives: Lynne Handy

Kirkus Review of Where The River Runs Deep

TITLE INFORMATION WHERE THE RIVER RUNS DEEP Lynne Handy Push On Press (170 pp.) $12.00 paperback, $2.99 e-book ISBN: 978-0-692-95350-1; October 30, 2017 BOOK REVIEW In this thriller, a poet at a writers’ retreat digs into the past of a … Continue reading

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The Noose and the Fiery Stake

In paranormal sequences, part of my novel Where the River Runs Deep (WTRRD) takes place in the colonial South, where slaves worked plantations under brutal conditions. Historian Bertram Wyatt-Brown wrote, in the introduction to The Mind of the South: “…few … Continue reading

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The Lash, the Chain, and the Baying of Hounds

The black man occupied the position of mere domestic animal, without will or right of his own. The lash lurked always in the background. Its open crackle could often be heard where field hands were quartered. Into the gentlest houses … Continue reading

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Small Towns and their Secrets

I’m tunneling back through time to tell how I arrived at the claustrophobic culture of Cherapee, North Carolina in Where the River Runs Deep (WTRRD). Though I grew up on a farm, I spent much of my time in the … Continue reading

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Klan Menace

In Where the River Runs Deep (WTRRD), the Ku Klux Klan hovers in the background, making folks uneasy. The story doesn’t center on the Klan, but it is there, like the burning cross in my mother’s memory, seen from a … Continue reading

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