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Paths Literary Magazine
A regular publication of quality poetry and
flash fiction edited by Skylar Burris.
Click the above link for sample literature, submission guidelines,
Conviction: A Sequel to Jane Austen's
Pride and Prejudice
satirical, original sequel to Pride and Prejudice reveals the
romantic destiny of Georgiana Darcy, but the story does not merely rest on
the laurels of Austen. The reader will discover an entirely new cast of
characters, including a wistful vicar who could, according to one
critic, "give Mr. Darcy a serious run for his money in the romantic
Austenesque Reviews calls Conviction "a
beautifully original and well-rounded sequel." Sara Mills of the Christian Fiction Review Newsletter declares,
"This is a must read for any Jane Austen fan." POD-DY Mouth wrote
that the "book is wonderful and--Pride and Prejudice aside--can stand alone as an
excellent novel in and of itself. The characters are rich (and believable
for the Regency period); the plot is delightful, and you'll find Georgiana
Darcy to be a moving heroine. Even if you haven't read P&P, you can
still enjoy (and love) Conviction."
great book club or classroom reading. Teachers and students can
obtain a variety of FREE study materials,
including an S.A.T.-style critical reading quiz.
Greater Sound by Far
Sonnets, ballads, couplets, ottava rima,
haiku, and unbound free verse . . . you’ll find it all in this diverse
collection of poetry from the pen of Skylar Hamilton Burris. If you have
ever wrestled with faith, felt the ache or joy of love, or witnessed the
death of someone close to you, these poems will offer you a chance for
reflection, inspiration, and solace.
A complete list of articles by Skylar Burris, online and in print.
Literary Criticism Resources
A study guide to critical approaches to literature (with sample papers).
Also check-out Skylar's selection of original book reviews.
the Heart Is Laid Bare
Calder Johnson's wife has, according to the hospital social worker,
expired. Expired. Like a credit
card. Not like a human being. Calder hasn't had a true friend, other than
his wife, in twenty-four years. So if he's going to heal, he'll have to
learn to let someone inside. Unfortunately, Calder's catalog of potential
friends swells with unlikely candidates. There's Jacoby Reynolds, the blunt
Anglican priest who watched his wife die, and Lynn McIntire, the beautiful
but strangely efficient single mother next door. Then there's Justin
Robinson, an embittered teen Calder wants to recruit for his high school
football team. Enter also Connie Myers, the new Calvert High principal, an
attractive yet hard-edged woman who's determined to shake up the status
quo. Only when Coach Johnson's heart is finally laid bare will he learn
that you can find friendship - and love - in the most unexpected places.
the practical Charlotte Collins is unexpectedly sent on a missionary
journey to India, she must examine her values and find her place within a world
of dark intrigue and enviable comradery.
Join Mrs. Collins as she traverses a path beset with comedy,
mystery, tragedy, and joy.
Long and Short Romance Reviews describes the novel as "deep and
thought-provoking" and notes that "the beauty and savagery of the
setting and time period are artfully intertwined into the plot."
Strange Marriage of Anne de Bourgh
When Mr. Collins leaves
his living at Rosings for a higher (or at least more lucrative) calling, a
lascivious new rector takes his place. Mr. Darcy fears this handsome man of
the cloth may have designs on his sickly cousin Anne, and he races to
rescue her from a fate worse than death: marriage. In addition to the title
novelette, this collection also includes four Pride and Prejudice inspired short stories that offer playful
glimpses into the future life of Elizabeth Bennet and Mr. Darcy.
writes Austenesque Reviews, "Ms. Burris's representation of
Austen's characters is flawless and her new additions are well-drawn and
intriguing. I greatly enjoyed the twist at the end of this story. It caught
me completely off-guard.”
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