The New Mind of the South

Editorial reviews

The New Mind of the South

“The New Mind of the South” does not, alas, make for a sustaining supper. Ms. Thompson has zero feel for the South’s literature or music or drama or food — the only cook she discusses in any real way is Paula Deen — and not much more for its politics. There’s no deep historical awareness.

It’s as much a definable region now as it ever was, but it’s much less a state of mind.