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Peek Inside the Homes of Some of the South’s Most Creative People

Inspiration abounds in a beautiful new coffee table book

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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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An Anthology for Today’s South

A new tome highlights the stories of Southern writers of color

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Samin Nosrat’s Soft Spot for Southern Food

The Salt, Fat, Acid, Heat star on her upcoming chat with Alabama legends, the wisdom of grandmothers, and why cornbread is so intimidating

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Buy a Beloved Lowcountry Writer’s Desk, Books, and Pens

The auction of Dorothea Benton Frank’s collections of cookbooks, dishes, and jewelry will support a writing fund in Charleston

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An Exclusive Excerpt from John Grisham’s New Courtroom Thriller

In A Time for Mercy, Mississippi attorney Jake Brigance is back

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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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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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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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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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Sayings from Southern Appalachia

Think of this latest Foxfire book as a dictionary that’s slick as a butterbean

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To Kill a Mockingbird Turns 60

A look at the Harper Lee classic and its message, then and now

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A Castaway’s Bookshelf

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

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The Best Books of 2020—So Far

Twenty Southern literary treasures, novels, cookbooks, and escapist thrillers.

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Welcome to Pitchlynn

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

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What Really Happened to the Crew of the H.L. Hunley?

A Duke University researcher’s fascinating new book on the Civil War submarine shines new light on a longstanding mystery

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New Reads for Right Now

Southern novels, armchair travel guides, rip-through-’em memoirs, and an ode to Foxfire’s enduring legacy

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Shining a Light on the Forgotten South

CNN analyst Bakari Sellers looks at the long-ignored lives of rural African Americans

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Marie Kondo Shares the Life-Changing Magic of “Thank You” Right Now

The “Tidying Up” star and her new Texas sidekick share timely—and sensibly Southern—tips for a better home-office life from their new book

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How Buying Indie Might Help Save the South’s Bookshops

Ways to support your local independent bookstore during coronavirus distancing