Southern Reading List: E.R. Anderson From Charis Books

Mar 19, 2019

E.R. Anderson is the executive director of Charis Circle, the nonprofit programming arm of feminist bookstore Charis Books and More in Atlanta. Anderson stopped by "On Second Thought" to share more choices for our "Southern Reading List" series in which authors and readers share books that define and reflect the South.

Anderson highlighted Kiese Laymon's "Heavy: An American Memoir," which describes Laymon's relationships with trauma, toxic masculinity and his own family.


Laymon's memoir is "very much about how to tell the truth in a country that encourages us to lie," said Anderson.

Anderson also recommends Hannah S. Palmer's "Flight Path: A Search for Roots Beneath the World's Busiest Airport" and Anne Rivers Siddons' "The House Next Door."

Charis Books will reopen in a new location at Agnes Scott College on April 1. The store celebrates the move with an all-day event on Saturday, March 23.

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