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Margaret Eby on Southern Writers and South Toward Home

Nell Minow | Posted 09.15.2015 | Books
Nell Minow

Margaret Eby's new book, South Toward Home: Travels in Southern Literature, is part history, part criticism, part travelogue, and part memoir.

Brian Panowich's Glorious Bull Mountain Pays Homage to Southern Noir

Steven Petite | Posted 07.28.2015 | Books
Steven Petite

Bull Mountain is an emphatic win for the somewhat niche genre of Southern Noir, spliced with the poignancy of literary fiction that comes together to create one of the best multi-generational family sagas in years.

Designing Love & Family: A Conversation With Author Kristy Woodson Harvey

Brandi Megan Granett | Posted 05.04.2015 | Books
Brandi Megan Granett

Southern wife and mother, Tarheel, and design blogger, Kristy Woodson Harvey crafted a touching lover letter between a little girl and the two mommas that love her, the one that gave birth to her and the one that will help her shape her life, in her debut novel, Dear Carolina.

Erika Marks Helps Us Hold On to Summer With It Comes in Waves

Jackie K. Cooper | Posted 09.28.2014 | Books
Jackie K. Cooper

In order to totally enjoy the book the reader has to understand the actions of the four people involved. This is where the book faltered for me.

The River Witch Is an Impressive First Novel

Jackie K. Cooper | Posted 07.11.2012 | Books
Jackie K. Cooper

The River Witch tells a story of the deep South with all its mystery, strangeness and distinction. Its essence brings to mind memories of the stories of Flannery O'Connor and Carson McCullers.

Savannah Book Festival: Escape From a Cold Virtual World

Georgianne Nienaber | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Georgianne Nienaber

Has it occurred to you that social networking is really not very social at all? We Twitter, and cultivate relationships with hundreds of "friends" we have never met on Facebook.

Mary Chapin Carpenter Returns to the Stage and Talks about Eudora Welty, Inspiration, and Bonding

Georgianne Nienaber | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Georgianne Nienaber

Five-time Grammy winner, Mary Chapin Carpenter is still raving about the experience she had performing with Kate Campbell, Claire Holley and Caroline Herring at the Eudora Welty Centennial Concert.