The University of West Alabama's Livingston Press
University of West Alabama, Station 22, Livingston, AL 35470
9781604890099, $15.95, www.livingstonpress.uwa.edu
Church to some communities is more than a gathering for God--it's something else entirely. "Church Booty" is a collection of short stories by Carol Manley focusing on the events that interracial America faces daily. Confused preachers, confused coaches, and other stories play out seamlessly. All are entertaining and with an underlying morality theme that anyone can appreciate. "Church Booty" is a Tartt Fiction Contest award winner--and rightfully so.