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Graceland, at last : notes on hope and heartache from the American South / Margaret Renkl.

Renkl, Margaret, (author.).



"From New York Times contributing opinion writer and author of Late Migrations Margaret Renkl, a selection of her beloved weekly essays presenting a multifaceted view of the contemporary American South"-- Provided by publisher.

Item details

  • ISBN: 9781571311849
  • ISBN: 157131184X
  • Physical Description: 291 pages ; 23 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: Minneapolis, Minnesota : Milkweed Editions, 2021.

Contents / Notes

Formatted Contents Note:
FLORA & FAUNA. Hawk. Lizard. Mole. Human -- The flower that came back from the dead -- The eagles of Reelfoot Lake -- The real aliens in our backyard -- Make America graze again -- The misunderstood, maligned rattlesnake -- Making way for monarchs -- The call of the American Lotus -- POLITICS & RELIGION. A monument the Old South would like to ignore -- The hits keep coming for the Red-State Poor -- Lies, damn lies, and Georgia -- We're all addicts here -- There is a middle ground on guns -- An American tragedy -- The passion of Southern Christians -- Christians need a new right-to-life movement -- Shame and salvation in the American South -- Texas isn't the problem -- Going to church with Jimmy Carter -- SOCIAL JUSTICE. What is America to me? -- ICE came to take their neighbor. They said no -- Christmas isn't coming to death row -- An act of mercy in Tennessee -- An open letter to White Christians -- Looking our racist history in the eye -- Middle passage to mass incarceration -- In Memphis, journalism can still bring justice -- An open letter to John Lewis -- Reading the New South -- These kids are done waiting for change --
ENVIRONMENT. America's killer lawns -- Dangerous waters -- More trees, happier people -- I have a cure for the dog days of summer -- The case against doing nothing -- Planting seeds in snow -- The fox in the stroller -- Death of a cat -- A 150,000-bird orchestra in the sky -- FAMILY & COMMUNITY. Waking up to history -- Why I wear five wedding rings -- Demolition blues -- The gift of shared grief -- Remembrance of recipes past -- All the empty seats at the table -- What it means to be #NashvilleStrong -- The night the lights went out -- The story of the surly Santa and the Christmas miracle -- True love in the age of coronavirus -- ARTS & CULTURE. Keep America's roadside weird -- Country music as melting pot -- John Prine: American oracle -- So long to Music City's favorite soap opera -- "Beauty herself is black" -- The day the music died -- After war, three chords and the truth -- Proud graduate of State U -- And play like a girl she did -- What is a Southern writer, anyway? -- Graceland, at last.
Subject: Southern States.
Southern States.
Genre: Essays.

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