Turn South at the Next Magnolia: Directions from a Lifelong Southerner

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Livingston Press, 2009 - Humor - 178 pages
A collection of tall tales, stories and anecdotes guaranteed to produce a smile. Nan Graham evokes small town Southern charm and foibles as well as any writer, and for good reason, since she grew up in the heart of Dixie when story-telling was king, or queen, as the case with Nan proves.

"Nan Graham is as Southern as black-eyed peas, scuppernong wine, she-crab soup, Crimson Tide tailgating and a dog with ticks. She is so Relentlessly Southern, she makes me feel that I was born in Minnesota!"

Pat Conroy, author of The Prince of Tides, Beach Music

"I thoroughly enjoyed [Nan Graham's] stories."

Bailey White, author of Mama Makes Up Her Mind

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Nan Graham Nan Graham grew up in Columbia, South Carolina and Tuscaloosa, Alabama. She graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and received her graduate degree from The Citadel in Charleston, South Carolina. Aside from a brief foray north when she worked in New York City, she has lived in the South. Her books reflect her passion for the South and all things Southern. Currently teaching honors classes in Southern Literature at the University of North Carolina at Wilmington, Graham has been a bi-weekly commentator for Public Radio station WHQR since 1995. Her on air by-line, "a lifelong Southerner," reveals the focus of her humorous commentaries on growing up and growing old in the South. Her collection of essays in Turn South at the Next Magnolia was on the SEBA bestseller list and praised by author Pat Conroy who calls her work."..relentlessly Southern." Nan has two children, a granddaughter and lives in Wilmington, North Carolina with her husband, Ernie, a West Highland terrier named Lily, and Sumter, their semi-feral cat.

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