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Jonathan Miles

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A Bird-Watcher’s Epiphanies in the Blind

For a passionate birder, duck hunting triggers an unexpected lesson

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Keeping Up with the Pack

Why settle for one dog when you can have five?

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The Return of Cormac McCarthy

The celebrated author delivers back-to-back knockouts

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Richard Powers’s Wild Voice

The novelist’s Great Smoky Mountains immersion laid the groundwork for his epic Pulitzer-winning tree novel. It also sparked a love affair between man and place that is upending Powers’s life and work

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Going Deep on a Mysterious Mississippi Matricide

Beverly Lowry’s Deer Creek Drive revisits a midcentury murder in the Delta

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Geraldine Brooks Rides a Horse for the Ages

Her new novel traces an incomparable equine down the stretch of history

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A Kentucky Writer Captures the Stuff of Life

A new story collection revels in the messiness of life

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The Chefs the South Forgot

A compelling new history enshrines past tastemakers

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Imani Perry’s Unflinching Travelogue

A soul-shaking narrative joins the pantheon of Southern classics

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Truman Capote’s Notorious Female Friendships

The secrets and scandals behind the writer’s circle of high-profile women

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New Orleans Unfiltered

A native son’s story collection conjures the real Crescent City

In Good Spirits

A Cuba Libre for the Ages

How one writer learned to stop worrying and love the rum and Coke

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Shining a Light on Ford and Edison’s Southern Utopia

A new book shares the story of their vision for an Alabama megacity

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Jon Batiste’s Marvelous Melodicas

The musical renaissance man can trace his life in music with an impressive collection

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Two New Books Exalt the Role of Black Pitmasters

Unpacking the new titles from Adrian Miller and Rodney Scott

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The Queen of Cross Creek

Beyond The Yearling, a new biography unearths the real Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings

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Danielle Evans’s Factual Fiction

The Virginia native’s stunning new collection deftly wrestles with history and truth

Arts & Culture

An Anthology for Today’s South

A new tome highlights the stories of Southern writers of color

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Eight Late Summer Reads

No matter where you’re spending your leisure time these days, there’s a new book to delight

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Welcome to Pitchlynn

Some Go Home, Odie Lindsey’s charismatic debut novel, puts another fictional Mississippi town on the map