A Sizzling Southern Summer

Just as our air conditioners kick in to keep us cool, McIntyre’s has a slew of authors coming through who will suck out all the freon and have you sipping iced tea while sitting out on the porch reading, reading, and reading some more. Some experts have opined that the South is losing its identity due to the mallification of America. Well, these four authors show that the experts, like most critics, are wrong.

Harrison Scott Key and his memoir The World’s Largest Man, coming Saturday, June 11th at 11am, will have you laughing, cringing, and nodding your head as you read about his adventures growing into adulthood in Mississippi and the lessons he learned from a father with whom he felt he had nothing in common.

J. Todd Scott visits Saturday, June 18th at 11am with his novel, The Far Empty, to take us to Texas, a nation upon itself, and ride roughshod over us. As a small town stares down the corruption of the drug trade, this hard boiled story is viewed through the lens of one young man’s search for his mother and his father’s complicity in her disappearance. Multi-layered and reminiscent of Cormac McCarthy in his portrayal of a landscape that is as beautiful as it is brutal.

Wednesday, June 22nd at 6:30pm Brian Panowich gets down and dirty with his superb debut Bull Mountain that pits brother against brother on the Georgia/Florida border. Throw in a vengeful state cop who skews the story in ways that left me in awe and you have a book that stands with the best of Harry Crews, Larry Brown and others.

And finally, last but not least, comes THE MAN, Ace Atkins. I’ve been a big fan of his ever since reading his first novels featuring a Blues Musicologist at Tulane. Now he’ll be here July 23rd at 11am with The Innocents, his latest in his series featuring Quinn Colson and tiny Tibbehah County, Mississippi where the line between right and wrong is mostly invisible. Quinn is the avenging knight, coming in to clean up the mess, but as so often is the case, slime sticks. . . leading to another book and more good reading.

And this is just the start. Wait until you see what’s coming up in the fall. . .

– Pete Mock, Book Buyer and Mystery Guru

Triangle Restaurant Week

Triangle Restaurant Week returns to The Granary this week! The Granary is offering a three course lunch for $15, and a three course dinner for $30 this week. Both menus feature fan favorites and utilize the produce from our Fearrington gardens, like Local Vegetable Salad with Pasta Ribbons, and the Herb Crusted Braised Veal with Ratatouille! Triangle Restaurant Week encourages visitors and residents alike to experience excellent cuisine. We're excited to participate with the other... Full Post >

Fearrington Coffee

Did you know over 100lbs of coffee beans are roasted at Fearrington every week? Those beans make the coffee at The Goat for frappes and gelato, morning coffee at breakfast at The Fearrington House, and after dinner at The Granary. Fearrington coffee just doesn't compare to big name coffee blends, says Fearrington's coffee roaster, Patrick. "We use only premium Arabica beans and carefully roast our coffee to the best of its potential," he said. "We ensure freshness by bagging our coffee the... Full Post >

Beachy Summer Style

As hot and humid as it can get in the summer, at least we have the beach as a buffer. But how do we stay stylish in the heat? By popping by Dovecote, of course! We have the answers to all your style woes. Oversize linen dresses from European Culture are breathable and so cute. The classic Teton tunic from CP Shades is always a winner and makes for an effortless beach cover-up. Roberta Roller Rabbit makes floaty tops that take you easily from sunny beach day to a stroll along the... Full Post >

Lindsey & Joe

Lindsey and Joe tied the knot on January 16, 2016. These newlyweds said their 'I dos' in the Garden Terrace and danced the night away in the Fearrington Barn. How did you and your partner meet? Joe and Lindsey met through mutual friends in downtown Raleigh. Lindsey’s best friend from Boston had recently moved down to North Carolina and Lindsey was visiting her for the weekend. They went out with some of her college friends from Elon and they brought Joe along (disclaimer: as everyone... Full Post >

A Quiet Place to Perch

Just around the corner from The Fearrington House Inn with sweet views of The Fearrington House Restaurant is the perfect place to take in the bucolic views of the Village. Watch the bustling of the kitchen, or as guests explore the village shops. Take the opportunity to soak up the scene after checking into your room. It's the perfect connection of beauty, hospitality and service that encompasses Fearrington's story. Do you have a favorite public place at Fearrington? Share yours and tag... Full Post >