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At Home with Flannery O'Connor: An Oral History is a collection of interviews with people who knew Flannery O'Connor, either personally or professionally, while she lived at Andalusia from 1951 until her death in 1964.  This 116-page, hardbound book, features interviews with nearby friends who visited O'Connor and were familiar with Andalusia, such as Louise Abbot, Mary Barbara Tate, Marion Montgomery, Sister Loretta Costa, and Jack and Frances Thornton.  Also included are individuals who corresponded and/or visited with O'Connor about writing and matters of faith, such as Miller Williams, Robert Giroux, Cecil Dawkins, Alfred Corn, and Ashley Brown.  The following quotes are just a few highlights from the book. (FOCA Foundation, 2012)
Sanford House Cookbook
In 2008, the Foundation published The Sanford House Cookbook, filled with original recipes from the restaurant where Flannery O'Connor and her mother ate lunch almost every day. The author is Mary Jo Thompson, who was the co-owner and manager of the Sanford House.  Miss Thompson served on the Foundation Board of Directors from 2002 to 2006.  She was a close friend of the O'Connors and paid many visits to see them at Andalusia. The third printing features spiral binding along with plastic-coated covers and divider pages, making the book more durable in the kitchen.
Flannery O'Connor: The Cartoons
Flannery O'Connor: The Cartoons, a 141-page, hardbound coffee table book, emphasizes O'Connor's most prolific period as a cartoonist, drawing for her high school and college publications in the early 1940s. She worked in both pen & ink and linoleum cuts, and her rough-hewn technique combined with her acidic observations to form a visual precursor to her prose. Edited by Kelly Gerald. (Fantagraphics Books, 2012)
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Shades of Andalusia: A Coloring and Activity Book for Young Learners features a collection of pictures to color, puzzles to solve, and interesting things to learn about Andalusia for children in pre-school and early elementary grades. The book also includes applicable Georgia Performance Standards for teachers who wish to incorporate it into their lesson plans or curriculum.

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A biography of O’Connor by Brad Gooch was published by Little, Brown Publishers in 2009.  In Flannery: A Life of Flannery O’Connor, Gooch focuses on O’Connor’s friendships with Robert Lowell, Elizabeth Hardwick, Walker Percy, and James Dickey, among others.  The book also explores O’Connor’s deep convictions as expressed in her communications with Thomas Merton, Elizabeth Bishop, and Betty Hester.  The book received positive reviews in numerous publications and was nominated for the National Book Critics Circle Award.  Paperback.
A Literary Guide to Flannery O'Connor's Georgia, (UGA Press, 2008) by Sarah Gordon, consulting editor Craig Amason, and photographer Marcelina Martin, provides commentary on O'Connor's life and writings along with archival photographs, maps, and a chronology.  There are detailed site descriptions of her childhood home in Savannah; the Monastery of the Holy Spirit in Conyers; Georgia State College for Women, Central State Hospital, the Cline House, and Andalusia in Milledgeville.  All author royalties from sales of the guide will be donated to the Flannery O'Connor - Andalusia Foundation.  Paperback.

Books of Commentary and Criticism

$17.00 The Life You Save May Be Your Own: An American Pilgrimage by Paul Elie (trade paper)

$15.00 The Flannery O'Connor Review (Georgia College & State University), Volumes I through X

$25.00 Flannery O'Connor's Religion of the Grotesque by Marshall Bruce Gentry (trade paper)

DVDs and Audio Books

$39.95 Wise Blood on DVD, directed by John Huston (1979). Special edition features include: interviews with actor Brad Dourif,writer Benedict Fitzgerald, and writer-producer Michael Fitzgerald; rare archival audio recording of O'Connor reading her short story "A Good Man Is Hard to Find;" a 26-minute episode of the television program Creativity with Bill Moyers from 1982, featuring director John Huston discussing his life and work. (The Criterion Collection)

$24.95 The Displaced Person on DVD, directed by Glenn Jordan, teleplay by Horton Foote (1976). Special edition features include: author bio, actor bios, and introduction by Henry Fonda. Starring Irene Worth, John Houseman, Shirley Stoler, Lane Smith, and Samuel L. Jackson. Filmed entirely on location at Andalusia. (Monterey Media)

Good Man Is Hard to Find Audio Cover

A Good Man Is Hard to Find and other stories audio
Read by Marguerite Gavin
6 CDs - 7.5 hours, unabridged
Blackstone Audio

Everything That Rises Must Converge Audio Cover

Everything That Rises Must Converge audio
Read by Bronson Pinchot, Karen White, Mark Bramhall, and Lorna Raver
8 CDs - 9 hours, unabridged
Blackstone Audio


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