Not-so-random acts of kindness

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.

Photographer documents Georgia barrier islands

“I’m trying to get them to look like paintings,” says Jill Stuckey
I’M GOING to write something terrible about Georgia’s wonderful barrier islands. It might get me some mean looks here and there.

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