Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil, The longest running bestseller in history. Over 4 years on The New York Times bestseller list!
Never before in the history of publishing has a fiction or non-fiction book spent as much time on The New York Times Bestseller List as Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil. With 2.5 million copies in print, publication in 24 countries, major literary prize recognition including being a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in 1995, and spin offs into a TV documentary, major motion picture and traveling theatrical production, the success of John Berendt's book is unprecedented.
While Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil reads like a thoroughly engrossing novel, it is actually a magical non-fiction rendering of a secluded and hauntingly beautiful city in which an infamous murder took place. The book contains one beguiling and outrageous story after another--all true--in which Berendt offers up a rogue's gallery of true-life rascals, eccentrics and proper society folk who live behind the stately facades of Savannah's grandest houses.