G&G’s Big Fall Reading List
G&G editors and contributors share what books to cozy up with this autumn
Our book club highlights the best of the South’s new books with exclusive author interviews, opportunities to ask your own questions, and insider conversations about the stories behind the stories.
The rules for membership are simple—if you love Southern literature, you’re in. G&G Reads expands on the book coverage you already know and love in the pages of the magazine, highlighting the best of the South’s new books with exclusive author interviews, opportunities to ask your own questions, and insider conversations about the stories behind the stories. The first G&G Reads conversation will happen early next year.
Painful but hard to put down, Barbara Kingsolver’s epic new novel, Demon Copperhead, compels with beautiful writing and a story that takes as inspiration Charles Dickens’s David Copperfield. The Virginia writer sets her own tale of an orphan in the 2000s in her state’s Lee County, home to bean-and-cornbread suppers, Friday night football, and an economy that lurches from farming and coal mining to prescription pill swapping. Kingsolver’s descriptions of nature gleam—moss in the deer-hunting woods, tobacco harvested by hand—as does her understanding of rural ways and overlooked histories. Hear more in the forthcoming conversation between Kingsolver and Garden & Gun books columnist and contributing editor Jonathan Miles.
Get Demon Copperhead at bookshop.org.
Let us know how we can reach you to share all the details about our new club and upcoming conversations.
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A soul-shaking narrative joins the pantheon of Southern classics
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A new book shares the story of their vision for an Alabama megacity
Unpacking the new titles from Adrian Miller and Rodney Scott
Beyond The Yearling, a new biography unearths the real Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings