Local Reads of the Lowcountry

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A good book makes a great holiday present, and a book by a local author is even better. Give someone you love the gift of learning about the Lowcountry this holiday season.

“Vivid: Living Life In Full Color” 

BY JEFFREY KEEFER

vividAfter Jeffrey Keefer was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease, he developed an interest in photography and poetry. The retired chief financial officer and executive vice president at DuPont Company used his newfound hobbies to create a book to raise money for research. 

Keefer’s book features aerial drone videos that readers can watch using Snap Click technology. Proceeds go to the Michael J. Fox Foundation, where Keefer is chairman of the board; Hilton Head Heroes and the Sea Pines Forest Preserve. 

“I hope people enjoy the pictures,” Keefer said. He also hopes the book will bring some cheer to people fighting chronic illness. 

The book can be found at VIVID Gallery, at local gift stores and at www.starbooks.biz.


“Sallie Ann Robinson’s Kitchen: Food And Family Lore From The Lowcountry”

sallyeannBY SALLIE ANN ROBINSON

Celebrity chef Sallie Ann Robinson just released her third cookbook, which includes a mix of old and new recipes, as well as stories about her Gullah ancestors and her childhood on Daufuskie Island.

The cookbook can be found at several local stores, including NeverMore Books, The Storybook Shoppe and By Hand, Ink.


 

“Along Southern Roads” 

southroadsESSAYS BY RYAN COPELAND, COLLINS DOUGHTIE, LYNNE HUMMELL AND SANDY DIMKE 

IMAGES BY 20 SOUTHERN PHOTOGRAPHERS 

The leather-bound coffee table book features an introduction from the publisher, Lydia Inglett, and a collection of essays and photos that tell stories of “ramblin’ around the South.” 

"Whether you’re from the South or you just got here as soon as you could, you’ll enjoy the stories and the photographs of beautiful places ... and just the essence of home that the South holds for a lot of people,” The Bluffton Sun editor Lynne Hummell said. 

The book can be purchased at local gift stores and at www.starbooks.biz


“Hilton Head Island” 

EDITED BY NATALIE HEFTER 

hhibookThis book is a great resource for anyone wanting to learn about the history of Hilton Head Island. It includes almost 200 photos and a timeline of the island’s history, from 450 million years ago to the Cross Island Parkway’s opening in 1998. 

“I think what’s fun about it is you can learn a nice overview ... and get a glimpse into the early history,” Coastal Discovery Museum vice president of programs Natalie Hefter said. 

The book can be found at the museum and on Amazon.