I have been eagerly awaiting the arrival of Janis Owens’s newest book — The Cracker Cookbook.
Janis is a first-class Cracker. She’s married to Wendell, who I swear is Billy Bob Thornton’s twin brother. I love Wendell.
If you have a hankering for greens, cornpone, field peas, and coconut cake then call your favorite bookstore and order this book right now.
But if what you really love more than pound cake is a good southern storyteller, call your favorite bookstore and order this book right now.
Pat Conroy has called Janis Owens one of the best novelists of our age. Pat’s a blurb slut, but he’s right about Janis. The girl is the kind of storyteller others only dream of being.
If for no other reason you have to buy this book and read about how Grandma Candacy’s legs got broke.