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In his most brilliant and powerful novel, Pat Conroy tells the story of Tom Wingo, his twin sister, Savannah, and the dark and violent past of the family into which they were born. Set in New York City and the lowcountry of South Carolina, the novel opens when Tom, a high school football coach whose marriage and career are crumbling, flies from South Carolina to New York after learning of his twin sister's suicide attempt.

South Carolina State House (Columbia, South Carolina) A close-up view of the copper dome atop the South Carolina State House in Columbia.

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Walterboro, SC

This movie was filmed primarily in Walterboro, South Carolina because its buildings and downtown areas still fit the look of the era the film depicted.

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Saint Helena Island

Daughters of the Dust by Julie Dash. Languid look at the Gullah culture of the sea islands off the coast of South Carolina and Georgia where African folk-ways were maintained well into the 20th Century and was one of the last bastion of these mores in America. Set in 1902. (