Twenty-one of the latest beach reads, mysteries and romances from down South.
Sure, now is a great time to re-read "The Great Gatsby" or read it for the first time so you know what everyone's talking about, but if you want to further your Fitzgerald knowledge, there are several other books out just in time for the movie.
As Tropical Storm Isaac, expected to be a hurricane later today, approaches the Deep South, we think it's important to have a few good books on hand. Of course you'll need candles or flashlights to read them by, but that just makes it all the more cozy.
School starting in many locations across the country today got us thinking about those required reading lists. As an adult, you have a second chance to rediscover some of them - on your own time and with no pop quiz afterward.
A much-requested followup to our annual Summer Reading List, Deep South's Fall/Winter list invites you to curl up with a few mysteries, new releases & nonfiction reads from down South. You'll recognize some of the authors on the list, from James Lee Burke to John Grisham and Karen White. Others may not be familiar, but we think you'll want to know who New York Magazine is calling the next Cormac McCarthy and which author's new novel is being compared to "Deliverance." We've also got plenty of anticipated second novels from authors whose first books are still being talked about. So, grab a blanket, light a fire and start reading.
The best beach reads, mysteries, chick lit and new releases from down South. Gone With a Handsomer Man by Michael Lee West Teeny Templeton believes her life is finally on track. She’s getting married, baking her own wedding cake and leaving her troubled past behind. Then she finds her fiance playing naked badminton with a couple of gorgeous, skanky chicks. The wedding is off, and when he's found dead a few days later, all fingers point to Teeny. The sixth novel for West, who lives on a farm in Tennessee, "Gone's" cover art alone is worth picking up the book, available now. Follow the author on Twitter @MichaelLeeWest or like her on Facebook. The Beach Trees by Karen White Debuting at No. 15 on The New York Times bestseller list during its first week out in May, "The Beach Trees" is set in a geographical location the author knows well: the Gulf coast. After years of searching for her lost sister, main character Julie travels home to Biloxi, Mississippi, and unlocks her surprising family history in an area that's almost as broken as the character herself. The Inheritance of Beauty by Nicole Seitz An enchanting story about age and beauty, and the blessings and curses of each, Seitz's