Tag Archives: The South

Deep Fried Love

If The Best Cook in the World: Tales from My Mamma’s Table by Rick Bragg doesn’t inspire you to try some down home Southern cooking, it will, at the very least, make your mouth water! I loved this cookbook/homage to … Continue reading

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Damnation

Light in August by William Faulkner was published in 1932 after his child was stillborn. It is another of the Top 150 Novels of the 20th century. This is a depressing story written during the Great Depression. Not that Faulkner … Continue reading

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Home Sweet Home

All Over But the Shoutin’ by Pulitzer Prize winner Rick Bragg is a five-star memoir which melted my heart like butter on a warm biscuit. Raised in poverty in rural Alabama, Rick recalls his life and rise to the pinnacle of … Continue reading

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Down South in Dixie

I became aware of novel The March by E.L. Doctorow early last week while listening to WFMT radio in Chicago. The book has been adapted to a play (http://blogs.wfmt.com/impromptu/), and the cast and director were on the radio.  Having read Ragtime … Continue reading

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