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November Reading List

The fall haul of books includes a Mississippi courtroom thriller from John Grisham, a photography collection that brings Nashville into focus, two meaty cookbooks, and one quite gritty read

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Must-Have New Southern Cookbooks

Four new releases shake up the region’s culinary traditions

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October Reading List

Fall brings extra servings of cookbooks, historic novels, stirring biographies, and a secret garden book you’ll want to spend an afternoon paging through

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August Reading List

New books out this month, including Appalachian noir, a definitive sports biography, a coastal mystery, and a cookbook that’s quite cheesy


Time and Tide on Chesapeake’s Tangier Island

A vanishing Virginia island foretells a changing coastline

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The Best Books of 2018—So Far

We’re halfway through the year, but still just getting through our pile of great Southern reads. Make time for some—if not all two dozen—of these novels, cookbooks, and coffee table tomes before the second half of the year brings even more goodies for book lovers


America the Bountiful

A historian scopes out the country’s bond with hunting


Fuss-Free Cocktails

A new book offers cocktail recipes that start with grocery-store ingredients. Just add bourbon, gin, vodka…

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A March Reading List

Springtime brings a crop of fresh cookbooks and new novels, plus beautiful coffee table tomes

The Manual of Southern Know-How

Expand Your Southern Canon

It’s time to crack the spines of the new literary classics


Six Must-Reads for January

Dozens of books cross Garden & Gun editors’ desks each week. Here are a handful of out-in-January titles that we can’t wait to take home and read

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Wild Horses of Cumberland Island

With stunning photography, a new book gives an up-close look at some of Georgia’s most majestic residents

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Southern Characters at Home

A new book, The Authentics, chronicles the fascinating lives of twenty-seven tastemakers, including some of our favorite Southerners


How New Orleans Inspired Walt Disney

This book documents the Crescent City’s surprising role in shaping the entertainment empire


The Bon Vivant of Bunny Mellon

The meticulously crafted world of an American style legend

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Ernest and Me

As a student, author Wiley Cash discovered the work of the incomparable Louisiana writer Ernest J. Gaines. It was the start of a literary bond that has lasted two decades—and an education in the power of the place you call home

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The Architecture of SCAD Comes to Life in a New Book

Go inside the Georgia art and design university’s forty most famous structures around the world

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Our Favorite Dog Books

There’s nothing quite like a good dog story

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Flannery O’Connor: Under New Management

The beloved author’s Georgia home starts a new chapter


Haunting Melody

Jesmyn Ward’s latest novel expands the Southern canon