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Southern Masters: James Lee Burke

With thirty-five novels, two Edgar Awards, and one of the most enduring characters in crime fiction, James Lee Burke is a titan among mystery writers. But maybe we should just call him a writer

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The Author James Lee Burke Gets Personal

In his timely new novel, the eighty-five-year-old literary titan shares more of himself than ever before

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Life Lessons and Movie Recommendations from James Lee Burke

The prolific Southern novelist just might be the grandfather the world needs right now

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Our Q&A with Rick Bragg Went About as You’d Expect

Over a phone call from the road, the Southern author talks his new essay collection, books that inspire him, the unhealthiest scrambled eggs in history, and his spooky Halloween plans

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Delivering ‘Deliverance’

An oral history of one of the most unforgettable Southern movies of all time

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New Reads We’ve Been Loving this Summer

A balm of beautiful photos, powerful memoirs, and fiction from beloved Southern authors, including Lee Smith, Jill McCorkle, and James Lee Burke

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G&G’s Summer Reading List

Editors, contributors, and Southern booksellers share the new novels, fresh nonfiction, and even a couple of cookbooks at the top of their book stacks

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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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Our Favorite Books for Southerners in 2020

Dozens of memoirs, novels, and nonfiction books that got us through a year unlike any other

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G&G’s Favorite Books of 2021

We’re feeling thankful for writers, photographers, and this year’s generous haul of new novels, reported stories, riveting tell-alls, and beautiful photography books

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New Reads for Fall

Whether you’re into thrillers, photo books, novels, or just anything you can cozy up with on an autumn evening, you’ll find something to savor among these new books

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Fall Reads from the G&G Family

Check out the latest releases from authors we’ve featured in the magazine

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The Best Books of 2018—So Far

We’re halfway through the year, but still just getting through our pile of great Southern reads. Make time for some—if not all two dozen—of these novels, cookbooks, and coffee table tomes before the second half of the year brings even more goodies for book lovers

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Best Southern Books of 2018

What G&G editors and contributors loved reading this year

The G&G Interview

The Singular Voice of Will Patton

The Hollywood fixture rules the audiobook world, too

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The G&G Guide to Staying Home

We’ve rounded up the best Southern-inflected books, movies, podcasts, recipes, albums, outdoor activities, and more to get you through social distancing

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January Book List

Start 2019 with notable debut novels, stories about tough women, meditations on nature, and a touching memoir about a Southern-fried life

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John Grisham’s Summer Reading List

The bestselling author on the new cookbook that’s got him excited about shrimp gumbo, the novel he’s re-read at least five times, and his “method” for organizing books

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A Castaway’s Bookshelf

If stranded on a desert island, these Southerners would read…

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May 2019 Reading List

May brings the year’s first crop of beach reads, a slew of almost-summertime cookbooks, and powerful odes to Southern history

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

The Southern Agenda

An Outfitter for Every State

Whether you’re angling for an Everglades tarpon expedition, a Mississippi paddle trip, or a shell hunt on the Gulf Coast, let these pros chart a course

G&G Interview

Ethan Hawke Takes on a Southern Firebrand

Catching up with the Texas native and four-time Oscar nominee, who portrays abolitionist John Brown in a new miniseries

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Rick Bragg: Eating My Words

Memories fade, but the moments breaking bread (and slurping oysters) with legendary Southern writers still fill the heart