Two years ago at the Ocean State Writers Conference a woman recommended that I read John Berendt’s Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil thinking that I’d enjoy it as a northern woman living in the South. Having just read the book I’m ashamed to admit that it’s a recommendation I’d long forgotten until stumbling upon a first edition hard cover in St. Augustine this past March. Once I began reading it was impossible to stop. I was captivated by Berendt’s descriptions of Savannah and it’s inhabitants, he does an incredible job breathing life into a city and a host of characters that are real. Although the book was recommended to me because of my geographic location I wouldn’t let that dictate it’s worthiness, it’s a great everyone book.
While visiting Savannah this past weekend I couldn’t help myself, I had to take a walking tour of Midnight: