Pondering Pulaski

Local couple chronicles life and times of one of Savannah’s, and the nation’s, most interesting heroes
By J.R. Roseberry HIS NAME is ubiquitous.

Fall Arts Preview: Literary Events and Lectures

For literati and glitterati alike.

Who’s writing your playbook?

Find life’s silver linings at free workshop with Omkari Williams
Even if they’ve been in the game for decades, many folks don’t even know where to begin improving their relationships, finances or spiritual fulfillment.

Ann Hood: The books that mattered most

Bestselling novelist recounts lessons learned from the pages at Sept. 1 lecture
ALL of us cherish the books that affected us in childhood—the love stories that made us pine, the tragedies that made us cry, the epics that opened our eyes to the enormity of history.

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.

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