Next to sunscreen, a good beach read is the most important item in our beach bags. These titles pair well with umbrella drinks and the soundtrack of the sea. Leave your battery-powered book at home and reclaim that wonderful, old-fashioned feeling of dog-eared pages and sand in the spine.
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This year marks the 50th anniversary of some of the most pivotal events of the Civil Rights Movement. We’re reflecting on the pioneers who fought for equality and tolerance in that defining time, but we’re also looking for today’s civil rights heroes. They’re out there, and we need your help finding them.
Pulitzer Prize-winning author Taylor Branch is known for a lot of things, but brevity is not one of them. The nation’s authority on the turbulent 1960s, Branch wrote a three-book series—America in the King Years—that captured his 24 years of research in a definitive narrative history of the Civil Rights era.
My colleague Jennifer Cole has a huge crush on Thomas Jefferson. (She claims it’s his legacy in the food world, but I think she has a thing for a guy with a quill pen.) She Google-stalked him, curious if in his younger days TJ happened to be hot.
Bibliophiles, take note! The nation’s largest independent book festival kicks off this weekend in one of Atlanta’s most charming ‘burbs. Starting Saturday, the Decatur Book Festival brings more than 300 authors to Decatur, a lit-loving city known for local shops and restaurants, a fab children’s book store, and an impressive number of resident authors.