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Shops

A New Chapter for Southern 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)

Arts & Culture

Geraldine Brooks Rides a Horse for the Ages

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

Books

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

Books

A Kentucky Writer Captures the Stuff of Life

A new story collection revels in the messiness of life

Arts & Culture

The Southern Secrets of The Secret Garden

How Bermuda, the hills of Tennessee, and a whole lot of pluck inspired one of the greatest children’s books of all time

Books

The Chefs the South Forgot

A compelling new history enshrines past tastemakers

Arts

Inside Larry Brown’s Writing Shack

​​In the Mississippi Hill Country, the novelist built a writer’s cabin beneath tall pines. Little did he know that, beam by beam, he was building it for others

Books

G&G’s Favorite Books of 2021

We’re feeling thankful for writers, photographers, and this year’s generous haul of new novels, reported stories, riveting tell-alls, and beautiful photography books

Books

Imani Perry’s Unflinching Travelogue

A soul-shaking narrative joins the pantheon of Southern classics

Books

G&G’s Favorite Cookbooks of 2021

The year was delicious in the kitchen for Southerners

Interview

How to Cook from the Modern Southern Larder

A professional cooking instructor shares her tips for finding buttermilk, heirloom flours, and preserved lemons

Interview

Always Get the Name of the Dog

And other important writing and animal advice from the author Susan Orlean, whose new book, On Animals, is out now

Books

New Reads for Fall

Whether you’re into thrillers, photo books, novels, or just anything you can cozy up with on an autumn evening, you’ll find something to savor among these new books

Books

Truman Capote’s Notorious Female Friendships

The secrets and scandals behind the writer’s circle of high-profile women

Books

New Orleans Unfiltered

A native son’s story collection conjures the real Crescent City

Books

The Queen of Cross Creek

Beyond The Yearling, a new biography unearths the real Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings

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Arts & Culture

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

Arts & Culture

Mardi Gras with My Dad and the Revelers We May Never Know

In a year unlike any other, a writer discovers a hidden trove of his father’s photographs—and unearths a vintage view of New Orleans