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Southern Notables Share a Peek at Their Bookshelves

A new book documents the idea of living with (lots of) books beautifully

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October 2019 Reading List

Fall brings brand-new Grisham, the latest from G&G, zippy novels, a haunting memoir, and one entertaining ode to last calls

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Southern Women Say It Best

Words of wisdom from some of the most inspiring Southern female chefs, musicians, actors, designers, artists, and rule-breakers

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A Virginia Writer’s Overdue Spotlight

With a new short story collection, the late Nancy Hale gets the acclaim she deserves

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Portraits of a Lost Delta Gem

Photographer Will Jacks memorializes Po’ Monkey’s, the beloved Mississippi juke joint, in his new book

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Southern Women: A New Book from Garden & Gun

A celebration of the dynamic women influencing the South and beyond

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Pat Conroy and Cassandra King Conroy’s Whirlwind Romance

In her new memoir, Tell Me a Story, Cassandra King Conroy shares the heart of her marriage to Southern literary lion Pat Conroy

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Remembering Two Icons of the Literary South

Dorothea Benton Frank and Anne Rivers Siddons told stirring stories of the South—and proclaimed the power of a triple name for the next generation of Southern women writers

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Four Decades of Oxford’s Square Books

Mississippi writers celebrate one of the South’s most beloved bookstores, which opens a new rare book shop this weekend

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A Photographer’s Ode to the Roots of Country Music

A new book of recovered photos taken on the porches and back roads of Appalachia offers an intimate look at some of traditional Southern music’s early greats

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New Reads for September 2019

Five can’t-miss books out this month—two powerful novels, rediscovered short stories, a football-fan delight, and scenes of bygone Charleston

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The Artistic Life of Ben Folds

In his delightful new memoir, the piano player and singer-songwriter shares stories of growing up in North Carolina, plus advice on creativity

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Five Surprising Ways the Mosquito Shaped the South

A new book traces the murderous past of one of our most hated pests

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Best New Books for August 2019

Powerful short story collections, music memoirs, photos of enviable cabins, and probing insights into a true Southern character—the mosquito.

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Sean Brock’s New Cookbook and a Foxfire Reissue Sing in Harmony

An Appalachian Duet: Two books to add to your shelf this fall

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The Twenty Best Books of the Year—So Far

Halfway through 2019, we’re looking back at the delightful novels, biographies, memoirs, story collections, and other works that have already made this a stellar year in Southern literature

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Joe Namath’s Southern Education

The Hall of Fame quarterback shares stories about playing for Bear Bryant, discovering Florida flowers, and his first taste of sweet potato pie

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Halls of Horror: The Nickel Boys

A real-life atrocity inspires Colson Whitehead’s heartbreaking new novel

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Best New Books for June 2019

Great summer reads for Southerners—bold novels to take to the beach, a peachy keen cookbook, and one powerful ode to grace

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Twenty-Five Years of Forrest Gump

Author Winston Groom looks back at the Oscar-winning film adaptation’s debut—and the journey that led him there