With his new short story collection, The House Across the Road, Jim Buford invites you to visit Tucker's Mill, population about 350,in the Piedmont of East Alabama during the early 1950s. Like so many rural communities in the South, Tucker's Mill wasestablished before the turn of the 20th century, sent its sons to two world wars, and endured the GreatDepression. But by the mid-1960s, these communities were in decline, and within ten years most of them had vanished. These stories draw religion,race, family life, politics, and geography into a composite that depicts a way of life that has faded into history. Jacque Kochak, who reviewed The House Across the Road for the Auburn Villager, had a few questions for Jim Buford...     read interview

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