This week the Georgia Traveler team embarks on a Book Tour of Georgia. Peach State authors have made their mark in the literary world, from grand epics to stories of little critters. We journey to a few places you can learn about these legendary Georgia talents.
Uncle Remus Museum – Eatonton & The Wren’s Nest – Atlanta
One of Georgia's best loved storytellers is celebrated at two venues around the state: the Uncle Remus Museum in Eatonton and the Wren's Nest in Atlanta. Joel Chandler Harris captured the hearts of children and adults alike with his Uncle Remus tales, and David Zelski visits these two Georgia landmarks on a search for the famous "Critters."
The Grit Cookbook
Phil visits a famous vegetarian restaurant that serves up not only great food but a great cookbook too. The Grit in Athens operates with the philosophy that meat eaters can enjoy vegetarian cuisine. Join the Traveler team as The Grit introduces Phil to a meatless world.
Flannery O’Connor - Andalusia
Flannery O'Connor's contribution to the literary world continues to resonate nearly half a century after her death. Contemporary artists such as Bruce Springsteen, Conan O'Brian, the Coen Brothers, Quentin Tarantino, John Waters, Tommy Lee Jones, modern dance figures Bill T. Jones and Twyla Tharp, and Bono of the band U2 have all paid tribute to the Savannah born author through music, dance and words. Valarie Edwards tours Milledgeville for a look at O'Connor's legacy in that city, including a stop at Andalusia, the O'Connor family farm where the author penned some of her most popular short stories.
Margaret Mitchell House
Mention Georgia and the Civil War and peoples' thoughts turn instantly to Margaret Mitchell's great novel, Gone With the Wind, and its 1939 film adaptation. Despite its fame and success, it's the book that almost never was. We explore the novel's humble beginnings in the place affectionately known as "The Dump," the Margaret Mitchell House in Atlanta.