For years Harriet wrote five to seven columns a week, which made reading the second page of the B section the literary equivalent of wandering past her desk in the newsroom on a slow day. This is to say that you never quite knew what you were going to get, but you knew it was going to be entertaining: travel photos from Edinburgh or Daufuskie, personal stories about David Lowrey, salacious gossip about the sex lives of various Charleston elites, first-hand experiences with local root-doctoring magic, or the latest news from her extended network of siblings, cousins, nieces and nephews, the Lowcountry equivalent of The News From Lake Woebegon.
I think that this last part, “…the Lowcountry equivalent of The News from Lake Woebegon”, is the best summary of what one might expect when they pick up a copy of Harriet’s book – and I know that many of us who miss her column are happy to see this book released. According to the book’s Facebook page, it should be released sometime in April by EveningPostBooks.
You might remember that I’ve mentioned Harriet before – and her special hurricane-repelling cookies. Also, you can find some of her past posts on her GMLc Blog here. Now here’s an idea: maybe you should eat her hurricane-repelling cookies while reading her past blog posts until her new book comes out – I mean, it’s never too early to start repelling hurricanes…right?