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Ladies In Low Places
Mary Ann Henry

South Light Press, 2014

Set in the mythic, South Carolina and Georgia Lowcountry, each story in this unforgettable collection captures the moments in women's lives when they must confront some aspect of their authentic selves. Whether they're seventeen or seventy-nine, the characters bring to life the 'grit, wit, and it' of the southern female psyche as they search for home, family, and love - often finding that rock bottom may be the best foundation from which to move ...


Prelude to Civil War: The Nullification Controversy in South Carolina, 1816-1836
William W. Freehling

Oxford University Press, 1992

When William Freehling's Prelude to Civil War first appeared in 1965 it was immediately hailed as a brilliant and incisive study of the origins of the Civil War. Book Week called it "fresh, exciting, and convincing," while The Virginia Quarterly Review praised it as, quite simply, "history at its best." It was equally well-received by historical societies, garnering the Allan Nevins History Prize as well as a Bancroft Prize, the most ...


Very Charleston: A Celebration of History, Culture, and Lowcountry Charm
Diana Hollingsworth Gessler

Algonquin Books, 2003

Cobblestone streets leading to perfectly preserved historic homes. Intricate wrought-iron gates opening to lush, fragrant gardens. A skyline of steeples and a river harbor bustling with schooners and sailboats. Charleston is one of America's most charming cities. In vibrant watercolors and detailed sketches, artist Diana Gessler captures the beauty and riches that make Charleston so unique: White Point Gardens, the Spoleto Festival, Rainbow ...


The Last Rice Planter

Jon Wongrey, 2014

Introduction to The Last Rice Planter By Jon Wongrey The Last Rice Planter begins as the cessation of hostilities between the North and South comes to its end at the McLean home in Appomattox, Virginia, on April 9, 1865 with General Lee’s surrender of the Army of Northern Virginias to General Grant’s Union Army. There to witness the terminus of Southern Independence was now ex-confederate Sergeant Major Jasper Webb who, with a final ...


From a Southern Oven: The Savories, The Sweets
Jean Anderson

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2012

A collection of oven dishes both sweet and savory from a Southerner whose passion for them shows no sign of cooling No one knows Southern cooking quite like Jean Anderson. A long-time food editor and the author of such books as A Love Affair with Southern Cooking and Falling Off the Bone, her encyclopedic knowledge of Southern food makes her the perfect author for this delicious down-home collection. If it's baked and it's from the South, ...


Not Quite Cold (A Lowcountry Ghost Story) (Volume 2)
Lyla Payne

CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform, 2014

Graciela Harper thought that getting rid of Anne Bonny’s ghost would be the first step toward putting all of the problems of her past behind her. Maybe things would work out with Beauregard Drayton, Heron Creek’s charming mayor. Maybe she and her cousin Amelia, and their childhood friends Melanie and Will, could find a way back to the comfortable friendship that defined their lives. But when the ghost of Glinda Davis, the town’s longtime, ...


Lowcountry Shrimp Boil, 2012

Lowcountry Shrimp Boil shares with the reader an authentic recipe for a Southern dish that hails from the State of South Carolina. The origins of this recipe are from the beautiful and charming City of Beaufort, South Carolina. This dish is sometimes referred to as Frogmore Stew (yet frogs are not part of the recipe). The name comes from Frogmore, a small community on Saint Helena Island, near Beaufort, South Carolina. You know it is authentic ...


Dear Killer (Marley Clark Mysteries Book 1)

LHI, 2013

Marley Clark, a retired military intelligence officer, works security for a Sea Island community simply to keep busy. A single night patrol transforms the feisty widow’s yawner of a job into a deadly battle of wits when she finds an islander drowned and bobbing naked amid a potpourri of veggies in a Jacuzzi. Asked to serve as the lead investigator’s liaison, the 52-year-old heroine is startled to discover she’s become Deputy Braden ...


Magnolias: Authentic Southern Cuisine
Donald Barickman

Gibbs Smith, 2006

Donald Barickman brings his contemporary take on Southern flavors to the table at Magnolia's Restaurant in Charleston, South Carolina. Following up his successful first book, Magnolia's Southern Cuisine, Barickman offers this new, expanded edition and long-awaited sequel, bringing forth over fifty new mouth-watering recipes while retaining many of the most popular originals. Chef Barickman's resource guide and easy-to-follow recipes make this ...


Love Starts with Elle (A Lowcountry Romance Book 2)

Thomas Nelson, 2008

Elle's living the dream—but is it her dream or his? Elle loves life in Beaufort, South Carolina—lazy summer days on the sand bar, coastal bonfires, and dinners with friends sharing a lifetime of memories. And she's found her niche as the owner of a successful art gallery too. Life is good. Then the dynamic pastor of her small town church sweeps her off her feet. She's never known a man like Jeremiah—one who breathes in confidence and ...


Tart Love: Sassy, Savory, and Sweet
Holly Herrick

Gibbs Smith, 2011

Filled with sweet and savory recipes for marvelous little pies, Tart Love is a course in pastry making as well as a guide to using seasonal fruits produce to create scrumptious, palate-pleasing desserts and main-dish tarts. Holly Herrick is a multi-awarded food writer and an honors recipient of Le Grande Diplome in Pastry and Cuisine, Paris, France. She has written for many southern regional publications and was the award-winning restaurant ...


Charleston, South Carolina: A Photographic Portrait
Rick Rhodes, Photographer

Twin Lights Publishers, 2008

DESCRIPTION: As photographer Rick Rhodes images convey, Charleston s ancient moss-draped trees, wonderful mix of historic architectural variety, and melting pot of cultural influences retain her old-world charm. It s a bustling city with a laid-back attitude, where cars and horse-drawn carriages share the narrow, oak-lined roads. Charlestonians have worked hard to preserve the city s historic homes, parks, beaches and Lowcountry marshes. We ...


Down by the Riverside: A South Carolina Slave Community (Blacks in the New World)
Charles Joyner

University of Illinois Press, 1984

This is the best of cultural history, historical ethnography, folklore and folklife on this serious study of the life of American slaves through the mid-1800's. DOWN BY THE RIVERSIDE details all elements of slave life: clothing, food, celebrations, mourning, treatment by masters, and the culture that they created while enslaved.


Charleston in My Time: The Paintings of West Fraser
West Fraser, Ted Phillips, ...

Univ of South Carolina Pr, 2001

The first book of its kind dedicated to the work of this plein air impressionist, Charleston in My Time: The Paintings of West Fraser celebrates the passion and independence West Fraser exhibits in his work, his amazing eye for natural light and landscapes, and his love of Charleston and the lowcountry. More than two hundred beautifully reproduced color plates showcase Fraser's paintings of city landmarks, lowcountry scenes, and glimpses of life ...


The Boathouse: Tales and Recipes from a Southern Kitchen
Douglas Bostick, Jason Davidson

Joggling Board Press, 2006

The Boathouse: Tales and Recipes from a Southern Kitchen is a cultural and food history of the Lowcountry and western North Carolina mountains. The book features more than 80 recipes organized by season, including classical Charleston and mountain favorites and some new scrumptious gems. It is peppered with many tales and tips that are themselves tasty morsels to be savored.


Magic Man (Lowcountry Legends Book 2)

Mary Elizabeth Reynolds, 2008

Charleston, South Carolina is a magical city, but within its mystical boundaries a killer lurks. Even before murder darkened Celeste Hartley’s world, her lifestyle of scholarly gentility was on a steady decline. Her mentor’s death forces her to reexamine her life and loves. The journey leads her deeper into the murky antiquarian business that is her legacy. On the surface it’s familiar, but underneath, she finds infidelity, betrayal, ...


A Corpse Under The Christmas Tree (A Callie Parrish Mystery Book 6)

Bella Rosa Books, 2013

Callie Parrish and her BFF, Jane, love presents at Christmas, but what they find under the tree isn't a gift from Santa Claus. It is Santa in person--murdered and dumped under the tree the friends decorated with much joy for the holiday season. They see this as a personal insult. The investigation takes Callie away from her job as a cosmetician at Middleton's Mortuary and to fascinating places--especially after Sheriff Harmon makes Callie an ...


The Southern Foodie's Guide to the Pig: A Culinary Tour of the South's Best Restaurants & the Recipes That ...
Chris Chamberlain

Thomas Nelson, 2014

Chris Chamberlain, author of the popular The Southern Foodie Cookbook , takes you back to the South for a tour of the restaurants that make the best pig dishes. When Ben Franklin lobbied his fellow founding fathers to consider the wild turkey as our young country’s national symbol, perhaps he should have considered the pig. Arguably the most democratic of all proteins, pork is welcome across the country from a gourmet pork belly dish on ...


Shrimp, Collards & Grits - Recipes, Stories and Art From the Creeks and Gardens of the Lowcountry
Pat Branning

Lydia Inglett Ltd., 2011

Recipes, stories and art from the creaks and gardens of the lowcountry. "The South is a place where tea is sweet and accents are sweeter, macaroni and cheese is a vegatable, front porches are wide and words are long. Buttermilk pie is a staple. Y'all is the only proper noun. Chicken is fried and biscuits come with cream gravy. Everything is darlin' and someone's heart is always being blessed." 144 pages


Charlie's Secret
Alice Twiggs Vantrease

BookSurge Publishing, 2005

In 1954 in the segregated South, Emily Chandler's childhood innocence is shattered when she and her brother discover a young black woman alone and dying in childbirth. Emily confronts the tragedy when she returns to her roots many years later to attend the funeral of a beloved nanny and finds herself the target of a stalker. As the saga of secrets, tragedy and discovery unfolds she enlists the help of Adelle Jones -- the family laundress and ...



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