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Tag: Book Excerpt

Collecting Our Southern Souls

Lynn Oldshue reflects on the origins of her popular storytelling series “Our Southern Souls” and the new book it produced.

Walking the Social Tightrope

For manners-conscious folks like writer Audrey McDonald Atkins, the World Wide Web is a perplexing place.
Rick Bragg with his dog

Rick Bragg and ‘The Speckled Beauty’

In a touching — and at times hilarious — phone call, the Southern writer discusses loss, his fried chicken philosophy and a new book about his downright “terrible” dog.

Q&A: Author J. William Lewis On His Debut Novel

Mobile native J. William Lewis talks about his debut novel, a timeless Southern coming-of-age tale that unfolds on the Alabama coast in the 1950s.

And We Say Ma’am

Writer Audrey McDonald Atkins discusses a phrase that’s got more to do with respect than age.

Orange Juice

Writer Audrey McDonald Atkins knows better than most that Valentine’s Day can be a real kick in the shin.

Book Excerpt – The Gulf of Mexico: A Maritime History

In a sampling from his newest book, local author and MB contributor John Sledge tells the tale of a German submarine attack on a ship headed for Mobile.

Talking with the Dead

Who better to discuss cheerful or grave matters with than the dearly departed?

My Kingdom for a Dead Snake

Local author Audrey Atkins talks Southern superstitions and the “Dawg Days” of summer in this excerpt from her book, "They Call Me Orange Juice."

Q&A: Author Michael Knight

Mobile native Michael Knight talks his latest novel — a story about ghosts, secrets and what it means to have a shared past.

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