Alligators in B-Flat: Improbable Tales from the Files of Real Florida by Jeff Klinkenberg “Floridians are a charming, talented breed, and this humorous, honest, and often touching collection of tales exhibits the melting pot of traditions and lifestyles from a journalist’s eye.”—Publisher’s Weekly “You’ll want to read this entertaining and ever-so-idiosyncratic guide to the out of … Continue reading New Paperback Releases: Books on Florida & Madame Lalaurie
Over 130 reviews, news stories, and magazine articles featured our authors and books this month. We're pleased to share highlights from a select few. . One of our new titles for spring, Sorghum's Savor by Ronni Lundy, gave one blogger reason to celebrate Pi Day. Nancie McDermott made Lundy's sorghum pecan pie and served it for breakfast! The book "shares … Continue reading March Review Roundup: Sorghum, Swamps, Sinkholes!
With an over-the-top season finale that drew 4.2 million viewers, American Horror Story: Coven left many fans disappointed. Carolyn Long considers the elements that stayed (at least a little bit) true to history and points out several of the bigger divergences. "These were great characters in a great setting—if only we’d gotten to know them better," commented The … Continue reading American Horror Story: Coven Season Finale Fact v. Fiction
Who will be the next Supreme? Tonight's season finale of American Horror Story: Coven is guaranteed to be action packed and full of surprises. Carolyn Long offers up another fascinating primer on the crossover and parallels between history and the gore-filled, betrayal-fueled world inhabited by the characters of Coven, this time focusing on episodes 10 and 11. The show took … Continue reading American Horror Story: Coven Fact v. Fiction #4
Only two days left until the season finale of American Horror Story: Coven! Recapping episodes 6-9 with a look at where history influenced the plot of Coven, Carolyn Long gives fans a lot to think about. As far-fetched and fantastical as much of Coven may seem, it's easy to forget that true events in the … Continue reading American Horror Story: Coven Fact v. Fiction #3
Only 6 more days until the season finale of American Horror Story: Coven and Carolyn Long is back to tide you over with a look at where history parallels or completely contradicts the storyline! If you're just getting started, see the first post in our Coven series to get an overview of the cast and … Continue reading American Horror Story: Coven Fact v. Fiction #2
Fans of FX’s incredibly popular American Horror Story: Coven recognize Madame Lalaurie and Marie Laveau as characters played by Kathy Bates and Angela Bassett in a mesmerizing world of intrigue, witchcraft, and gore set in New Orleans. Carolyn Long, the author of biographies on both of these fascinating women - Lalaurie and Laveau - undoubtedly … Continue reading American Horror Story: Coven Fantasy v. Fact Episode #1