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S is for Southern by The Editors of Garden & Gun


Was Mark Twain Southern or wasn't he? What is daube glacé and do I want to eat it? How did the French Quarter come to be? And what's all the fuss about Pappy Van Winkle anyway?

Take a tour across the modern South with this informative and entertaining guide to Southern life and culture from the editors of the award-winning Garden & Gun magazine. From food, music, arts, and style to legendary figures and contemporary innovators, nearly five hundred entries span every letter of the alphabet—and the region—with a hundred signature essays from the South’s finest writers and prominent personalities, including:

• Roy Blount, Jr., on humidity
Frances Mayes on the magnolia
Jessica B. Harris on field peas
Rick Bragg on Harper Lee
Jason Isbell on the Atlanta Braves
Jon Meacham on the Civil War
Allison Glock on Dolly Parton
John M. Barry on Katrina
Randall Kenan on Edna Lewis
Jack Hitt on pluff mud
The Lee Brothers on boiled peanuts
Johnathan Miles on Larry Brown
Julia Reed on the Delta

• Hardcover
• 375 pages
• Released in October 2017


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