Mary Laura Philpott


A New Chapter for Southern Bookshops

Back on tour, a Nashville author discovers that bookshops around the South are writing intriguing new chapters

Our Kind of Place

Soda Shop Time Machine

A North Carolina college-town landmark serves up perfect fries and three generations of family lore

Southern Women

Lee Smith—Great Southern Storyteller

The prolific author speaks on growing up in the mountains, fiction’s role in society, and why biscuits are something worth celebrating