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Welcome to G&G Reads, Our New Book Club

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.

A New Book Club Selection:
John Berendt’s Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil

 

For its second book, G&G Reads has selected John Berendt’s Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil, a modern Southern classic marking the thirtieth anniversary of its publication and breakout success (with 216 weeks on the New York Times bestseller list, it still holds the list’s longest record for a hardcover). The personality of Savannah itself propels each page—creaking art-filled mansions, unforgettable characters like the Lady Chablis, the magnetic and moody Bonaventure Cemetery, Chatham Artillery Punch–fueled parties, and the unraveling of a murder that somehow, in some way, involves just about everyone. The book has recently been rereleased with a new afterword by the author and is available to order here.

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On Wednesday, March 20, Berendt will appear in conversation with Garden & Gun editor in chief David DiBenedetto at the G&G offices in Charleston, South Carolina. Tickets are available here.

Members of G&G Reads will be able to submit questions for Berendt and get exclusive access to a video of the conversation afterward. Sign up below (it’s free!).

In the meantime, check out G&G senior editor CJ Lotz Diego’s interview with Berendt about Midnight’s anniversary and the warning he didn’t heed when he first arrived in Savannah.

 

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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.

Let us know how we can reach you to share all the details about our new club and upcoming conversations. No purchase is necessary to join the club.


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