somehow i got the impression it was eudora welty/agee ish, more like fannie flagg meets john grisham, no, i no like. did you try it?
I did. But then I am a sucker for Southern family revenge stories.
couldnt make it to the third chapter
If you want to take another stab(!) at Taylor, you might try "The Old Forest and Other Stories" - but again, you have to like stories with an aristocratic Southern family intrigue theme. I couldn't always relate to the aristocratic part. It was comparable to my reaction to some of Edith Wharton "upper-crust" New York society stories. I generally liked them, but couldn't always relate. Perhaps that was why I liked your nemesis, John Steinbeck, so much. He more often wrote of struggling poor folk. But alas . . . we probably shouldn't tread down that path once again.
ahh treading the dusty okie trail...:)