Not-so-random acts of kindness

Local author ties together history, mental illness and a famous onion
NANCY BRANDON'S second novel, Show Me a Kindness, begins just as the effects of the Great Depression are hitting Vidalia, Georgia, and the book is a lot like the onion that would make the town famous—sweet yet complex, with a bit of a bite. The challenges of poverty and staid social mores spur the plot and cast of characters, who are also dealing with mental illness, closeted homosexuality, and racial inequality at a time when such things weren’t even named.

Patricia Lockwood and Zach Powers release books, Shaniqua Brown performs at Seersucker Live

Lockwood returned this month with a memoir, Priestdaddy, about her life as the daughter of a Catholic priest.

A peach of a good book

The Georgia Peach: Culture, Agriculture, and Environment in the American South is everything you ever wanted to know about the state’s marquee crop
Of particular interest is the story of J.H. Hale, a Connecticut businessman who came to Georgia in 1890 specifically to launch a regional peach industry and bring Northern techniques of efficiency to the “New South.”

Three Dashes Bitters: Hot nights in New Orleans

Armstrong professor publishes first novel
JACK SIMMONS is a popular professor of philosophy at Armstrong State University.

Native son Bruce Feiler returns to Eden

The bestselling author has always approached the stories of the Old Testament with a combination of journalistic fortitude and faithful curiosity.

Savannah Book Festival: Jay McInerney’s Bright Star

Manhattan’s resident novelist shows no signs of burn out
McInerney was once as famous for his party game as his storytelling skills.

Savannah Book Festival: Seinfeldia is a book about a show about nothing

Author Jennifer Keishin Armstrong says, 'Larry David and Jerry Seinfeld had a sort of Lennon and McCartney relationship.'
FORMER Entertainment Weekly writer Jennifer Keishin Armstrong's enthusiasm for the show Seinfeld can't be curbed.

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