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A Way of Happening

by Fred Chappell

One of our most acclaimed and versatile authors, Fred Chappell is comfortably at home in fiction, poetry, and literary criticism. A Way of Happening gathers his essays and reviews of contemporary poetry. Chappell...

More Shapes Than One

by Fred Chappell

These thirteen tales are populated by an assortment of fictional as well as real characters, all of them vividly sketched and true-to-life: the botanist Linnaeus, the composer Offenbach, the poet Hart Crane,...

Look Back All the Green Valley

by Fred Chappell

The last in the Kirkman family cycle by one of our most treasured writers

In Look Back All the Green Valley, Jess Kirkman returns to the North Carolina mountain town of his boyhood to be with his ailing mother...

The Fred Chappell Reader

by Fred Chappell

Fred Chappell is one of our most brilliant and versatile authors, with many novels, short stories, and volumes of poetry to his credit. This anthology bears witness to the scope of his career: a rich body of...

Farewell, I'm Bound to Leave You

by Fred Chappell

Farewell, I'm Bound to Leave You is rich with the music of the Southern mountains and the stories of their people. In this novel from acclaimed author Fred Chappell, Jess Kirkman's grandmother is dying, and...

Brighten the Corner Where You Are

by Fred Chappell

Brighten the Corner Where You Are is the story of a day in the life of Joe Robert Kirkman, a North Carolina mountain schoolteacher, sly prankster, country philosopher, and family man. This novel from award-winning...

Ancestors and Others

by Fred Chappell

In this collection, Fred Chappell shows his mastery across a range of genres. Featuring folk fables in the Twain tradition, realistic stories of growing up in remote Appalachia, stories of family, kin, and community,...

Moments of Light

by Fred Chappell

Moments of Light Foreward by Annie Dillard. These stories prove that the mythic powers of the balladeer and the story teller survive even in this fragmented and unmysterious day. In the eleven stories gathered...

The Inkling

by Fred Chappell

The Inkling by Fred Chappell is, says the New York Times, "A work of genuine talent.... Chappell writes with power and passion and with flashes of humor."

This early novel of Chappell's takes sixteen-year-old...

The Gaudy Place

by Fred Chappell

Violence and sex in a small Southern city.

Arkie, Clemmie, Oxie, and Johns are linked by a schoolboy's prank. Arkie, Clemmie, and Oxie are three of a kind: cons who grub for small change. They have no history...

It Is Time, Lord

by Fred Chappell

James Christopher-book editor, husband, and father of two-is headed for trouble. Once a North Carolina farm boy who grew up hoeing, fighting, and listening to his grandmother read from the Bible, James resigns...


by Fred Chappell

Yellow light filled the attic. The light locked with the dust-tons of dust up here-and the atmosphere of the place stuffed his head like a fever. It seemed that he perceived this light with every nerve of his...

A Shadow All of Light

by Fred Chappell

Fred Chappell's A Shadow All of Light, a stylish, episodic fantasy novel, follows the exploits of Falco, a young man from the country, who arrives in the port city of Tardocco with the ambition of becoming an...