Essays

Wendell Berry Port William Novels & Stories: The Civil War To World War II Wendell Berry

WENDELL BERRY: PORT WILLIAM NOVELS & STORIES FROM THE CIVIL WAR TO WORLD WAR TWO delivers as the title suggests, novels and stories from the country's finest writer/farmer/environmentalist. These works run the gamut from serious, sober to hurt-your-tummy funny, clever. The Library of America only selects the best...

My Southern Journey Rick Bragg

MY SOUTHERN JOURNEY is a collection of poignant and humorous essays that examine the unique aspects of the South, including its obsessions like college...

Good Dog David DiBenedetto

GOOD DOG: TRUE STORIES OF LOVE, LOSS AND LOYALTY is a wonderful collection of dog stories as diverse as the authors who wrote them, such as Rick Bragg, Daniel Wallace, Charles Gaines, Roy Blount, Jr, Jill McCorkle and so many more. 

 

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Southern Lady Code: Essays Helen Ellis

SOUTHERN LADY CODE is a collection of hilarious essays by Alabama's very own poker-playing Southern belle, Helen Ellis. The twenty-three essays in this collection travel from New York City to the Deep South and back, from party antics and ballgowns worthy of a drag queen. A truly original work by one of the world's...

Heating and Cooling: 52 Micro-Memoirs Beth Ann Fennelly

HEATING & COOLING: 52 MICRO-MEMOIRS is a captivating and refreshing work of personal essays, poetry and as the title suggests "micro-memoirs". It crosses many genres to entertain and is the perfect pick-me-up, as well as thoughtful gift.

 

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Talking to Strangers: What We Should Know about the People We Don't Know Malcolm Gladwell

TALKING TO STRANGERS is a well-researched and thoughful examination of how people interact with strangers, and what can be done to improve how we do it. Using his usual deft prose and deep dives into specific cases, including the Bernie Madoff ponzi scheme, the trial of Amanda Knox, and the death of Sandra Bland,...

The Same Sweet Girls Guide to Life: Advice from a Failed Southern Belle Cassandra King

THE SAME SWEET GIRLS GUIDE TO LIFE: ADVISE FROM A FAILED SOUTHERN BELLE was originally delivered as a commencement address at Montevallo University, the author's alma mater. It offers inspiration and advice for graduates and those who have long since received their degree. This little jewel explains Southerness.

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Paper: Paging Through History Mark Kurlansky

PAPER: PAGING THROUGH HISTORY adds to the discussion of the future of our planet. After digesting these brilliant words about paper's origins and production, as well as its influence, are we headed for a paperless society. This learned author thinks not.  

 

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Small Victories: Spotting Improbable Moments of Grace Anne Lamott

SMALL VICTORIES: SPOTTING IMPROBABLE MOMENTS OF GRACE offers a message of hope. This inspirational collection of essays, irreverent and wise (Anne Lamont trademarks) proves that the human spirit is irrepressible.

 

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This is the Story of a Happy Marriage Ann Patchett

THIS IS THE STORY OF A HAPPY MARRIAGE is a blend of essays and memoir by one of the most revered writers of our time. The reader is treated to thoughts of love, life, philosophy and compassion.

 

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