The Lowcountry is the region along the coast of South Carolina that includes the sea islands and the four southern-most counties in the state, bordered on the east by the Atlantic Ocean and on the west by the Savannah River and the state of Georgia. Historically known for plantation life and agriculture based on rice, cotton, and indigo, the Lowcountry is now a tourism destination famous for its leisurely pace and natural beauty.

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A Lowcountry Heart: Reflections on a Writing Life by Pat Conroy

Pat Conroy was a master storyteller who despite being a military brat, embraced his identity as a southerner. This book is a collection of the beloved late author’s speeches, musings, interviews, letters, and articles, along with heartfelt remembrances from his friends including his eulogy.

A Lowcountry Christmas by Mary Alice Monroe

Monroe’s move to the South Carolina Coast influenced her already successful writing career as she began to set her stories in the Lowcountry environment. A continuation of the Lowcountry Summer series, this seasonal heartwarmer encompasses family relationships, jealousy, PTSD, and ultimately, the bonds that keep us all together.

Come out to Switzer Library on Friday, November 18th from 7 pm to 8:30 pm for a very special free Author Event as 2016 NORTH GEORGIA READS presents bestselling author Mary Alice Monroe. She will discuss her new book A Lowcountry Christmas.

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