The City of Falling Angels

After Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil

Author: John Berendt

Past Midnight: John Berendt on the Mysteries of Venice. Just as John Berendt’s first book, Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil, was settling into its remarkable four-year run on The New York Times bestseller list, he discovered a new city whose local mysteries and traditions were more than a match for Savannah, whose hothouse eccentricities he had celebrated….Read More

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