Margaret Eby South Toward Home

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Please join us on Wednesday, October 7, at 6PM when we will have Margaret Eby at the book store. She’s the author of “South Toward Home,” a literary travelogue into the heart of classic Southern literature.

The book recently got a write-up in The New York Times:

What is it about the South that has inspired so much of America’s greatest literature? And why, when we think of Flannery O’Connor or William Faulkner or Harper Lee, do we think of them not just as writers, but as Southern writers? In South Toward Home, Margaret Eby-herself a Southerner-travels through the South in search of answers to these questions, visiting the hometowns and stomping grounds of some of our most beloved authors. From Mississippi (William Faulkner, Eudora Welty, Richard Wright) to Alabama (Harper Lee, Truman Capote) to Georgia (Flannery O’Connor, Harry Crews) and beyond, Eby looks deeply at the places that these authors lived in and wrote about. South Toward Home reveals how these authors took the people and places they knew best and transmuted them into lasting literature.

Margaret Eby is a journalist and critic who writes about books, movies, music, television, and various cultural ephemera. She currently works as the features and essays editor at HelloGiggles, an incubator for young women journalists. Previously, she was associate editor at Brooklyn Magazine and The L Magazine, and an online books editor and entertainment and arts reporter for The New York Daily News.
She has written forVanity Fair, Salon, Slate, Bookforum, The New Yorker, Interview Magazine, The New York Times, Men’s Journal, Hello Giggles, The AV Club, The Next American City, Print Magazine, Flavorwire, The Paris Review Daily, The Forward, and The LA Times, among other publications.
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By: Maple Street Book Shops

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