Wednesday, October 23, 2013

State of the Heart

State of the Heart, an essay anthology written by South Carolina authors about the places they love, is published by USC Press and edited by Aida Rogers (who spent hours researching and compiling appropriate photographs to enhance the text). This volume offers a love letter to the Palmetto State, a remembrance of past traditions, and a testament to what makes the people of South Carolina so strong, resilient, formidable, and unique. Last Saturday, at the Ernest F. Hollings Library Program Room in USC’s Thomas Cooper Library, I thoroughly enjoyed hearing from contributors, including Pat Conroy and my friend Sam Morton. 



  1. Paula, thanks so much for reading this book and writing about it. It was indeed an odyssey, and there were so many people, including Sam Morton, Pat Conroy, 35 other great writers and of course, USC Press, who turned an idea into a reality. What a pleasure to read your post!

  2. Aida, it's a wonderful book. I understand you're contemplating another volume and hope that will become a reality. Best wishes.