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Expand Your Southern Canon

It’s time to crack the spines of the new literary classics

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Six Must-Reads for January

Dozens of books cross Garden & Gun editors’ desks each week. Here are a handful of out-in-January titles that we can’t wait to take home and read

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Wild Horses of Cumberland Island

With stunning photography, a new book gives an up-close look at some of Georgia’s most majestic residents

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Southern Characters at Home

A new book, The Authentics, chronicles the fascinating lives of twenty-seven tastemakers, including some of our favorite Southerners

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How New Orleans Inspired Walt Disney

A new book documents the Crescent City’s surprising role in shaping the entertainment empire

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The Bon Vivant of Bunny Mellon

The meticulously crafted world of an American style legend

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Ernest and Me

As a student, author Wiley Cash discovered the work of the incomparable Louisiana writer Ernest J. Gaines. It was the start of a literary bond that has lasted two decades—and an education in the power of the place you call home

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The Architecture of SCAD Comes to Life in a New Book

Go inside the Georgia art and design university’s forty most famous structures around the world

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Our Favorite Dog Books

There’s nothing quite like a good dog story

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Flannery O’Connor: Under New Management

The beloved author’s Georgia home starts a new chapter

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Haunting Melody

Jesmyn Ward’s latest novel expands the Southern canon

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Love Thy Neighbor

Thoughts on rivalry football couples, dove-hunting duds, and classic Southern beach reads

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Southern Summer Reads

We asked the experts at independent bookstores across the South for the summer reads they’re recommending to book lovers right now

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What We’re Reading: Smoldering Love

A journalist delves into the riveting truth behind a series of mysterious fires in Virginia

Why We Love the Gulf

Five Great Gulf-Set Beach Reads

An author and historian shares his reading list for a trip to the Gulf Coast

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A Golfer’s Bucket List

One of the best stories you’ve never heard about Arnold Palmer

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Sixty Years of Southern Food

An interview with writer John T. Edge about his new book, The Potlikker Papers

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The Art of the Centerpiece

A closer look at contemporary floral design in a new book about farm-to-vase flowers

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Diving Deep on the Gulf

A new book inspires an outdoor adventurer’s guide to “America’s Sea”—from Padre Island to Cedar Key

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Jimmy Buffett: A Pirate at 70

The musician’s buoyant new biography sings