Literary South

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Are you a reader?  I am.  Quite often, I’m reading several books at a time.  Last year for the 31 Day series, I shared some of my favorite books which you can find listed here.  The hardest part of last year’s series was trying to choose which books to showcase.

The South has a rich literary community and it’s culture, landscape and people have inspired a treasure trove of fascinating tales.  The first southerner to win the pulitzer prize for fiction was Julia Peterkin for her novel, Scarlet Sister Mary.   Her book was considered so scandalous that it was banned from one of the libraries in her home state.

I’ve compiled a list of books for you that I’ve enjoyed by writers from the South.  I had a hard time culling this list down.  I hope that you will give these talented southerners a try.   If I didn’t list your favorite, please share it in the comments.  I love hearing about new books to read.

         Southern Writers List
  1. To Kill A Mockingbird      Harper Lee
  2. A Redbird Christmas      Fannie Flagg
  3. All Over But The Shoutin’  Rick Bragg
  4. Their Eyes Were Watching God   Zora Neale Hurston
  5. A Streetcar Named Desire    Tennessee Williams
  6. Go Down, Moses       William Faulkner
  7. One Writer’s Beginnings    Eudora Welty
  8. Jubilee   Margaret Walker Alexander
  9. Ellen Foster   Kaye Gibbons
  10. The Help   Kathryn Stockett
  11. My Dog Skip   Willie Morris
  12. The Testament  John Grisham
  13. Track of the Cat   Nevada Barr
  14. Cold Sassy Tree   Olive Ann Burns
  15. The Gift of the Magi   O.Henry
  16. Walking Across Egypt   Clyde Edgerton
  17. When the Heart Waits   Sue Monk Kidd
  18. The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks    Rebecca Skloot
  19. At Home in Mitford     Jan Karon
  20. We’re Just Like You Only Prettier: Confessions of a Tarnished Southern Belle  Celia Rivenbark

To view all of the posts in this series, click here

What have you read lately?



“They read from the Book of the Law of God, making it clear and giving the meaning so that the people could understand what was being read.”  Nehemiah 8:8  NIV Bible

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