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Midnight in the garden of good and evil : a Savannah story / John Berendt.

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Akron Carnegie Public Library - Akron 975.8 B (Text) 75253000027989 Adult Non-fiction Available -
Attica Public Library - Attica 975.8 BER (Text) 74231000025965 Adult Nonfiction Available -
Barton Rees Pogue Memorial Public Library - Upland 910 BER (Text) 76277000000361 NonFiction Available -
Batesville Memorial Public Library - Batesville 975.8 BERENDT (Text) 34706000615262 Non-Fiction 900-999 Available -
Benton County Public Library - Fowler 975.8724 BER (Text) 34044000149714 ADULT NONFICTION Available -
Bloomfield Eastern Greene County Public Library - Bloomfield 975.8 BER (Text) 36803000170691 NONFICTION Checked out 10/04/2016
Brazil Public Library - Brazil 975.8 B (Text) 38160000031532 Second Floor, Non-Fiction Available -
Brownstown Public Library - Brownstown 975.8 B488 (Text) 79361000023073 Adult Nonfiction - History Available -
Cambridge City Public Library - Cambridge City 975.8 Berendt (Text) 76893000006306 Adult Nonfiction Available -
Camden-Jackson Twp Public Library - Camden 975.8 BER (Text) 74082000003276 Adult Non-Fiction Available -
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  • ISBN: 0679429220
  • ISBN: 9780679429227
  • Physical Description: 388 pages ; 25 cm
  • Edition: 1st ed.
  • Publisher: New York : Random House, ©1994.

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Formatted Contents Note: An Evening in Mercer House -- Destination Unknown -- The Sentimental Gentleman -- Settling In -- The Inventor -- The Lady of Six Thousand Songs -- The Grand Empress of Savannah -- Sweet Georgia Brown's -- A Walking Streak of Sex -- It Ain't Braggin' If Y'Really Done It -- News Flash -- Gunplay -- Checks and Balances -- The Party of the Year -- Civic Duty -- Trial -- A Hole in the Floor -- Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil -- Lafayette Square, We Are Here -- Sonny -- Notes on a Rerun -- The Pod -- Lunch -- Black Minuet -- Talk of the Town -- Another Story -- Lucky Number -- Glory -- And the Angels Sing.
Summary, etc.: "Shots rang out in Savannah's grandest mansion in the misty, early morning hours of May 2, 1981. Was it murder or self-defense? For nearly a decade, the shooting and its aftermath reverberated throughout this hauntingly beautiful city of moss-hung oaks and shaded squares. John Berendt's sharply observed, suspenseful, and witty narrative reads like a thoroughly engrossing novel, and yet it is a work of nonfiction. Berendt skillfully interweaves a hugely entertaining first-person account of life in this isolated remnant of the Old South with the unpredictable twists and turns of a landmark murder case." "It is a spellbinding story peopled by a gallery of remarkable characters: the well-bred society ladies of the Married Woman's Card Club; the turbulent young redneck gigolo; the hapless recluse who owns a bottle of poison so powerful it could kill every man, woman, and child in Savannah; the aging and profane Southern belle who is the "soul of pampered self-absorption"; the uproariously funny black drag queen; the acerbic and arrogant antiques dealer; the sweet-talking, piano-playing con artist; young blacks dancing the minuet at the black debutante ball; and Minerva, the voodoo priestess who works her magic in the graveyard at midnight. These and other Savannahians act as a Greek chorus, with Berendt revealing the alliances, hostilities, and intrigues that thrive in a town where everyone knows everyone else." "Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil: A Savannah Story is a sublime and seductive reading experience. Brilliantly conceived and masterfully written, this enormously engaging portrait of a most beguiling southern city is certain to become a modern classic."--Jacket.
Awards Note: Lambda Literary Award, 1994
Subject: Savannah (Ga.) > Social life and customs.
Savannah (Ga.) > History.
Williams, Jim, -1990.
Trials (Murder) > Georgia > Savannah.

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