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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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Meet the Mississippi Novelist Taking On F. Scott Fitzgerald

The Mississippi author Michael Farris Smith shares an imaginative new take on The Great Gatsby, plus the books he’s been reading and the bourbon he’s been drinking

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New Reads for Right Now

The best of January and February’s book releases for Southern readers—powerful memoirs, novels that turn myths inside out, a beautiful collection of photos, and an ode to good old dogs

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The Top-of-2021 Reading List for Southerners

G&G contributors, editors, and Southern book lovers share new releases and old favorites to read right away this year—and a couple forthcoming releases already on preorder

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Our Favorite Books for Southerners in 2020

Dozens of memoirs, novels, and nonfiction books that got us through a year unlike any other

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Danielle Evans’s Factual Fiction

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

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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.