Johns Island resident Tamar Myers has a new mystery out on May 5 called "Mean and Shellfish," published by Severn House. The book is available as a $28.99 hardcover or a $15.99 Kindle ebook.
The novel, as a whole, moves very quickly through a series of increasingly outrageous scenes. Yet it pauses again and again to ask the deepest philosophical questions.
Peter Geye has written a memorable mixed-bag of a book. There are characters you wish you could be like and characters you can’t stand, realism mixed with drippy romance, and privilege next to poverty.
What is flavor, anyway, beyond the obvious? And how, one wonders, did humanity make the many culinary choices that helped define who we are? Rob Dunn, an ecologist and evolutionary biologist, and Monica Sanchez, an anthropologist, provide the answers, locating deliciousness in all its manifestations in an eye-opening and mouth-watering new book.
A SWIM IN A POND IN THE RAIN: In Which Four Russians Give a Master Class on Writing, Reading, and Life. By George Saunders. Random House. 410 pages. $28.
Each featured writer is represented with a brief biography, a striking portrait by artist Alexandra Kilburn and a recommended bibliography — with a sprinkling of inspirational quotes throughout.
Tallie Rose, a Charleston based author and clerk at The Post and Courier, has published a young adult novel called "Sea and Flame."
“Influence” rotates among four perspectives, all of them so-called "influencers" on the Internet. The story unfolds when one turns up murdered.
“Hamnet,” Maggie O’Farrell’s invigorating “novel of the plague,” belongs in the rare company of historical tales that make us forget the outcome of history. What is legend was once life. As her novel opens, everything pends: the best and worst haven’t happened.
Ashley Hall's Writers Series presents historian Amrita Chakrabarti Myers, author of "Forging Freedom: Black Women and the Pursuit of Liberty in Antebellum Charleston," 7-8 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 3. The presentation will be conducted online via Zoom.
THE FALSE CAUSE: Fraud, Fabrication, and White Supremacy in Confederate Memory. By Adam Domby. University of Virginia Press. 272 pages. $29.95.
The South Carolina photographer just released an 80-page book titled “In The Moment: A Photo Journal by Steve Ellwood” that features nearly 200 shots of the common and not-so-common birds found at places like Huntington Beach State Park, Brookgreen Gardens and other locations throughout Georgetown County.
DOROTHY DAY: Dissenting Voice of the American Century. By John Loughery and Blythe Randolph. Simon and Schuster. 448 pages. $30.
On Nov. 5, Charleston Library Society presents David Rubenstein in conversation with John Huey about the wisdom of leaders and CEOs.
"The Year of the Witching "covers racism, complicity, generational trauma, but most of all the institutionalized misogyny that preys on young women. Oh, and there are also plagues.
Mount Pleasant-based author Alan Eysen has published the third in his series of "Martini Club Mysteries," this one with the subtitle "The Trouble With Truffles."