Scar Lover

“Great for the half dozen show-stopping scenes, Harry Crews is probably the forgotten dark stuntman of Southern letters. This is a good place to start.” – Ashley Buy on Bookshop

The Water is Wide

“My favorite of Pat’s books, this memoir chronicles his year spent teaching on Daufuskie Island, SC, mostly children descended from slaves.” – Ashley Buy on Bookshop

Salvation on Snake Mountain

“This book is the definitive sneak peak into snake-handling churches– one of the first significant inside looks & maybe one of the last. Covington’s mission as a journalist thrust him […]

Beach Music

“A travel writer in Italy returns home to Charleston to a sick mother, the holocaust- surviving parents of his dead wife, and a past full of old friends & secrets. […]

Boy Erased

“The son of a Baptist preacher is forced to participate in a church-supported gay conversion program. Made into a movie!” Buy on Bookshop

The Jezebel Remedy

“If you’re a John Grisham fan, pick up Martin Clark. He’s a judge in real life, a great storyteller, and a real funny guy.” – Ashley Buy on Bookshop

The Awakening

“The book that made me fall in love with classic lit and feminism! A deeply empowering & beautiful read that I cannot recommend highly enough.” – Kaitlyn Buy on Bookshop

Cape May

“In September 1957, newlyweds Henry and Effie arrive in Cape May, NJ from rural Georgia. The town is initially deserted but then they meet a group of fabulous young socialites. […]

Furious Hours

“Reverend Willie Maxwell is accused of murdering five of his family members for the insurance money. When he is, in turn, murdered, in attendance is famous author Harper Lee. Furious […]

What You’re Getting Wrong about Appalachia

“Catte’s response to J.D. Vance’s Hillbilly Elegy provides a more nuanced, comprehensive, inclusive, and non-stereotypical view of this misunderstood region. A must-read for anyone interested in Appalachian culture, or anyone […]