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John Berendt's "Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil" is much more famous... (& yes, it's wonderful!) ...but "City of Falling Angels" is my favorite. There are similarities between the two: the story of a modern day event, intertwined with a bit of history, a bit of gossip and quick, compelling word sketches of interesting locals; this time in Venice rather than Savannah.


The City of Falling Angels by John Berendt,


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<i><a href="" target="_blank">Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil</a></i> by John Berendt

“Keep a diary, but don’t just list all the things you did during the day. Pick one incident and write it up as a brief vignette. Give it colour, include quotes and dialogue, shape it like a story with a beginning, middle and end—as if it were a short story or an episode in a novel. It’s great practice. Do this while figuring out what you want to write a book about. The book may even emerge from within this running diary.” —John Berendt


Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil


Savannah, GA via John Berendt's "Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil" Yes, I also lived there for several years, but that was long after I'd read the book. The book took me there first.