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Editor's Letter

From the Editor: Good Reads

A few thoughts on great Southern reads—and announcing our upcoming book club

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A Bird-Watcher’s Epiphanies in the Blind

For a passionate birder, duck hunting triggers an unexpected lesson

Arts & Culture

The Artist and the Child

The Paper Dolls of Zelda Fitzgerald is an extraordinary look into the art and vision of the famous Southern Belle

Arts & Culture

A Groundbreaking Basketball Team Gets Its Due

A chat with Southern author and sports historian Andrew Maraniss about his latest book, Inaugural Ballers

Arts & Culture

A Southern Survey with John Grisham

The mega-best-selling author dishes on his favorite cookbooks, the Mississippi haunt that started it all, and why he won’t describe his new book in one sentence

Arts & Culture

Alabama Chanin Makes It

“I wish there was a way to go back and soothe the younger me,” says Natalie Chanin, whose gorgeous new book celebrates two decades of soulful Southern style

Arts & Culture

Literature’s Long History of Loving Swamps

A fascinating new book by Annie Proulx reveals the mystery and majesty of fens, bogs, and swamps

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The Return of Cormac McCarthy

The celebrated author delivers back-to-back knockouts

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Book Events for Every Reader

Meet your favorite authors, stock up on gifts, and dive deeper into the wonderful world of Southern literature

Books

G&G’s Big Fall Reading List

G&G editors and contributors share what books to cozy up with this autumn

Arts & Culture

Nicholas Sparks on His New Book, Southern Stereotypes, and His Favorite Spots in Florida and North Carolina

“The biggest thing that people get wrong about the South is that they think all Southern accents are the same”

Arts & Culture

Voices from Appalachia on Storytelling, Stereotypes, and the Truth

A novelist interviews Dopesick writer Beth Macy and the author Silas House, who tells him, “I never trust a writer who doesn’t doubt themselves”

Arts & Culture

Richard Powers’s Wild Voice

The novelist’s Great Smoky Mountains immersion laid the groundwork for his epic Pulitzer-winning tree novel. It also sparked a love affair between man and place that is upending Powers’s life and work

Arts & Culture

Frances Mayes Finds the Meaning of Home

In her lovely new book, the best-selling author of Under the Tuscan Sun welcomes readers into both her Southern and Italian estates

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Going Deep on a Mysterious Mississippi Matricide

Beverly Lowry’s Deer Creek Drive revisits a midcentury murder in the Delta

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A New Chapter for Bookshops

Back on tour, a Nashville author discovers that bookshops around the South are writing intriguing new chapters

Arts & Culture

Juneteenth: Hope, Joy, and Red Punch

In her latest picture book, Alice Faye Duncan teaches children the story of Opal Lee’s decades-long campaign to make Juneteenth a national holiday

Food & Drink

The Southern Story of Tomatoes

Tales of the treasured South American-born, Southern-bred vegetable (yes, vegetable)

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Geraldine Brooks Rides a Horse for the Ages

Her new novel traces an incomparable equine down the stretch of history

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The Author James Lee Burke Gets Personal

In his timely new novel, the eighty-five-year-old literary titan shares more of himself than ever before