P&C journalist tells of ‘Occidental’ marriage

Post and Courier page designer Fred Smith has published his memoir, “The Occidental Husband,” released in June this year by Evening Post Books and available for $9.95 at www.eveningpostbooks.com/the-occidental-husband, as well as other online retailers.

An ebook version also is available.

The humorous memoir recounts Smith’s marriage to a Chinese woman and the culture clash that ensued.

Local author’s book on ballet now available

Local author Rachel Epps’ new children’s book “Ballerinas Abroad: An Introduction to the History of Ballet” has been released by Mascot Books.

The book, illustrated by Ryan Collins, is packed with information about classical dance, presented in an easy-to-read format. It costs $14.95 and is available from most book stores and online retailers.

Dooley to sign copies of gardening book

Former University of Georgia football coach Vince Dooley will sign copies of his book “Vince Dooley’s Garden: The Horticultural Journey of a Football Coach” 1-3 p.m. Aug. 24 at Magnolia Plantation and Gardens, by the gift shop in the main house.

A $15 general garden admission is required for non-members.

“Vince Dooley’s Garden” tells of Dooley’s 24-year, full-time commitment to gardening. The book is illustrated by Steve Penley and includes 100 color photographs.

Lornabelle Gethers pens family history

Mount Pleasant native Lornabelle Gethers has written “Honey Bea’s Everlasting Gift,” which recounts her African-American family’s history in South Carolina, beginning with the Civil War era.

The book, a $23.99 paperback, is available from online retailers, and at Xlibris.com.