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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

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Imani Perry’s Unflinching Travelogue

A soul-shaking narrative joins the pantheon of Southern classics

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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

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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

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Truman Capote’s Notorious Female Friendships

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

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New Orleans Unfiltered

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

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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

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Our Favorite Books for Southerners in 2020

Dozens of memoirs, novels, and nonfiction books that got us through a year unlike any other

Arts & Culture

Danielle Evans’s Factual Fiction

The Virginia native’s stunning new collection deftly wrestles with history and truth

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Samin Nosrat’s Soft Spot for Southern Food

The Salt, Fat, Acid, Heat star on her upcoming chat with Alabama legends, the wisdom of grandmothers, and why cornbread is so intimidating

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Eight Late Summer Reads

No matter where you’re spending your leisure time these days, there’s a new book to delight

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A Castaway’s Bookshelf

If stranded on a desert island, these Southerners would read…

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Welcome to Pitchlynn

Some Go Home, Odie Lindsey’s charismatic debut novel, puts another fictional Mississippi town on the map

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Books—and a Game—from the Editors of Garden & Gun

Our collection includes our first trivia game, Bless Your Heart, and the books Southern Women, S Is for Southern, The Southerner’s Cookbook, The Southerner’s Handbook, and Good Dog

Gardens

The Best Heirloom Daffodils for Southern Gardens

An expert’s beautiful new book celebrates flowers of all kinds, but right now, it’s daffodil time

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What We’re Reading: Cat Tale

The compelling saga of the Florida panther’s comeback