The latest local reads

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Looking for something good to read? Check out one of the many books written by local authors. Here are a few newly released titles to consider:

Dawn of The Living Ghost“Dawn of The Living Ghost (The InSpecctre Series, Vol. 1)”
By Jack Gannon and Cyndi Williams-Barnier

Advertising artist Wayne Martin dies in a car accident, but it wasn't his time. He is given the opportunity to return to life by the InSpectres, afterlife beings who return souls to their bodies if they die at the wrong time. But by accepting their offer, Wayne must agree to work as an InSpectre himself. Wayne's first mission as an InSpectre is to track down the evil spirit Schofield, a powerful herald of The Fallen One who has destroyed many InSpectres over the past 130 years. Will Wayne be the latest InSpectre to fall to Schofield?

riseandshine“Rise and Shine! A Southern Son’s Treasury of Food, Family and Friends”
By Johnathon Scott Barrett

This engaging, funny and poignant memoir is about a Southern son and his relationship with food. With several menus and 100 recipes ranging from down-home picnic offerings such as "Joyce's Don't Mess with Success Pimento Cheese" to a magnificent platter of "Grouper Meunière," author Johnathon Scott Barrett provides a wonderful array of delights for contemporary cooks. This culinary love letter to Barrett's parents and family will make you laugh and fill your hearts with a renewed appreciation for the magic that can happen in a family's kitchen.

pear“A Peach of a Pair”
By Kim Boykin

March 1953. Nettie Gilbert has cherished her time studying to be a music teacher at Columbia College in South Carolina, but as graduation approaches, she can’t wait to return to her family — and her childhood sweetheart, Brooks — in Alabama. But just days before her senior recital, she gets a letter from her mama telling her that Brooks is getting married … to her own sister. Devastated, Nettie drops out of school and takes a job as live-in help for two old-maid sisters, Emily and Lurleen Eldridge.

voracius2“Voracious: A Hungry Reader Cooks Her Way through Great Books”
By Cara Nicoletti

As a young bookworm reading in her grandfather's butcher shop, Cara Nicoletti saw how books and food bring people to life. Now a butcher, cook, and talented writer, she serves up stories and recipes inspired by books and the food that gives their characters depth and personality. From the breakfast sausage in Laura Ingalls Wilder's “Little House in the Big Woods” to chocolate cupcakes with peppermint buttercream from Jonathan Franzen's “The Corrections,” Nicoletti whips up 50 recipes from the books that changed her life.