May 30, 2008
Plantation Memoir — Pigs on the Patio — Earns National Gold
By Press Release
LOS ANGELES – Liz Tucker’s humorous accounting of her life “riding herd” on a Lowcountry plantation today received a gold medal from the Independent Publisher Book Awards (IPPY) at their annual ceremony here. Chosen from more than 600 regional entries, Pigs won for the category of Best Regional Non-Fiction (Southeast).
Pigs on the Patio was published in late 2007 by Legacy Publications, which specializes in photographic books and Charleston histories. “Pigs” represents its first foray into the realm of memoir. Legacy won an IPPY in 2002 for Jane Iseley’s “Lowcountry Plantations Today”.
”The quality of this year's entries is totally amazing, and judging was difficult, as we saw better designed books, read higher quality writing, and were exposed to more sophisticated concepts,” notes the IPPY website.
In Pigs on the Patio, first-time author Tucker recounts a lively Southern lifestyle at Limerick Plantation, 50 miles from the sophistication of Charleston.
The hardcover book runs 206 pages and includes numerous photographs, as well as a cover illustration by Clay Rice. Pigs on the Patio ($22 retail) is available at booksellers throughout the Charleston area, and at Amazon.com.
Legacy Publications was launched in 1989 by Pace Communications and Jane Iseley, an accomplished photographer. Legacy has produced numerous books with Iseley and local authors that focus on the Charleston area, including “Charleston,” “Charleston Entertains,” “The Charleston Interior,” “Lowcountry Daytrips” and others. Legacy also has a range of children’s books focusing on the region: “Hermy the Hermit Crab Goes Shopping,” “Hermy the Hermit Crab: The Adventure Begins,” and the newest “Hermy the Hermit Crab Goes Shrimping.” Legacy has numerous new titles planned for introduction in 2009.