The “Sunshine of the Lowcountry”

“I was born and raised on a Carolina sea island and I carried the sunshine of the low-country, inked in dark gold, on my back and shoulders.” –Pat Conroy, The Prince of Tides  
Pat Conroy quotes
South Carolina Lowcountry, May 2016
“Once you have traveled, the voyage never ends, but is played out over and over again in the quietest chambers. The mind can never break off from the journey.” –Pat Conroy, The Prince of Tides
“Why do they not teach you that time is a finger snap and an eye blink, and that you should not allow a moment to pass you by without taking joyous, ecstatic note of it, not wasting a single moment of its swift, breakneck circuit?” –Pat Conroy, My Losing Season

ATG’s Summer Reading List

Summer Reading ListSummer is officially here and while not everyone may be able to travel to an idyllic paradise or vacation in a far off land, there’s plenty of room for escape in a good, captivating read.

Below you’ll find ATG’s suggested summer reading list, ranging from all things contemporary to ancient. Happy summer – and happy reading!

ALL THINGS CURRENT

The Girl On The Train (2015)
Paula Hawkins

Mystery and thriller lovers are sure to enjoy Paula Hawkin’s debut New York Times bestselling novel, The Girl on the Train. Rachel, an alcoholic who seemingly ruined her relationship with a man she loved, becomes captivated by a couple she observes from afar during her commute to and from London each day. When she learns that the woman, Megan, has gone missing, Rachel willingly involves herself in the investigation, which is made all the more convoluted by her unreliable memory and repeated episodes of drunken incoherence. A true psychological thriller and page-turner, it leaves you guessing until the very end. Read more

What’s for Breakfast in the South?

Cahill's MarketIf you’ve spent a considerable amount of time in the South, you’ve probably experienced your fair share of southern food – i.e. pulled pork, fried chicken, grits and biscuits, sweet potato pie, etc. – and would quickly relate to comedian Jim Gaffigan’s “Southern Food” routine that pokes fun at the southern penchant for cooking with a heavy emphasis on “fried” and “filling.”

But Sunday brunch at Cahill’s Market & Chicken Kitchen – a generational family country farm, market and restaurant a few miles from historic Bluffton, South Carolina – is no laughing matter. That is, until you start reading the menu. Read more