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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

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May 2019 Reading List

May brings the year’s first crop of beach reads, a slew of almost-summertime cookbooks, and powerful odes to Southern history

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Return to Red Fern

Celebrate Where the Red Fern Grows with thirty thousand other fans—and, of course, their pups

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History Repeats

An iconic landscape architect’s Southern trek, revisited

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April 2019 Reading List

April brings a shower of new reads, including big-league cookbooks, powerful memoirs, and a charming tribute to one funny-man’s best friend

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March 2019 Reading List

Welcome spring with wanderlust-worthy travel books, a haul of great cookbooks, and powerful photography collections

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Catch and Rerelease

A quintessential collection of fishing essays still hooks the heart

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February 2019 Book List

Mid-winter brings powerful memoirs, new novels, a lush photography book, and a beautiful reminder that spring will come again

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January Book List

Start 2019 with notable debut novels, stories about tough women, meditations on nature, and a touching memoir about a Southern-fried life

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Best Southern Books of 2018

What G&G editors and contributors loved reading this year

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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