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Natasha Trethewey’s Living Testament

The lauded poet’s new collection entwines the South’s history with her own

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December Reading List

This winter, five visual books share lesser-known stories and rare images—a family art feud, more than one hundred locked lips, a feast of festive glassware, stunning early maps, and a truly remarkable Southern jewelry collection

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Nashville in Focus

The new photo book, Nashville: Scenes from the New American South, shares Music City moments big and small

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November Reading List

The fall haul of books includes a Mississippi courtroom thriller from John Grisham, a photography collection that brings Nashville into focus, two meaty cookbooks, and one quite gritty read

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The Most Haunting Southern Books

Seven reads for dark and stormy nights

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Must-Have New Southern Cookbooks

Four new releases shake up the region’s culinary traditions

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A Forgotten Vanderbilt Finally Gets Her Due

Novelist Therese Anne Fowler, who brought Zelda Fitzgerald to life in her 2013 best-seller, Z, now turns her attention to another fascinating Southern woman: Alva Vanderbilt

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What Southerners Keep

A new book collects stories of the items that could never be left behind

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October Reading List

Fall brings extra servings of cookbooks, historic novels, stirring biographies, and a secret garden book you’ll want to spend an afternoon paging through

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September Reading List

New titles out this month include a pile of cookbooks, a surprising garden read, luscious design tomes, and one whiskey book that just might stir up some folks

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The Southern Amelia Earhart

A new book reveals a forgotten chapter of Southern history: Alabama’s “Fly Girl,” Ruth Elder

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August Reading List

New books out this month, including Appalachian noir, a definitive sports biography, a coastal mystery, and a cookbook that’s quite cheesy

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Time and Tide on Chesapeake’s Tangier Island

A vanishing Virginia island foretells a changing coastline

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A New Club for Book Lovers

With the Open Canon Book Club, the North Carolina author Wiley Cash seeks to bring underrepresented authors to the fore

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July Reading List

Summer is here and so are new novels, a collection from Julia Reed, beach lit, a beautiful typography book, and one wiggly memoir.

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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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Texas Through the Lens

Photographer Kenny Braun highlights the many, many natural wonders of the Lone Star State

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Fabergé Eggs: A Southern Socialite’s Dazzling Collection

Fabergé Rediscovered, a new exhibition at Hillwood (and book of the same name) shares nearly 100 of Marjorie Merriweather Post’s priceless pieces

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June Reading List

Welcome summer with a stellar new book haul, including buzzy debut novels, a visually stunning tour through mezcal territory, and two story collections by Southern authors that are perfect for poolside afternoons. Oh, And a Bottle of Rum

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Hell and High Water

A preacher forced to examine his beliefs forsakes fire and brimstone for love