Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Five top bookish retreats to American cities

At The Barnes & Noble Book Blog Dell Villa tagged five top literary escapes to American cities, including:
Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil, by John Berendt.

In a grand southern mansion, in a town where everyone knows everyone, shots ring out in the early morning mist of May 2, 1981. This book, based on actual events surrounding a complex murder case in Savannah, awoke in me a deeply suppressed desire to visit the Deep South, and an admittedly more natural urge to linger over a mint julep. Your journey within these pages is full of twists, turns, drawls, deceptions, and a bit of voodoo; similar to the Fiji trip I’ve only ever taken in my overactive imagination, this was a sojourn I never wanted to end.
Read about another book on the list.

--Marshal Zeringue