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Southern Fiction


This year marks the 50th anniversary of the classic To Kill a Mockingbird! And what better way to celebrate than with even more great Southern fiction? With a focus on Southern history and heritage, the significance (and trappings) of family, the recurring themes of religion, racial tension, and sense of place — not to mention the distinctive twang of Southern dialect — these novels are as unforgettable as they are distinctive. You'll find the likes of William Faulkner, Flannery O'Connor, and Carson McCullers, plus many more to fill your evenings with mental mint juleps and imaginary cicadas.

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In Cold Blood: A True Account of a Multiple Murder and Its Consequences
In Cold Blood: A True Account of a Multiple Murder and Its Consequences
by Truman Capote
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On November 15, 1959, in the small town of Holcomb, Kansas, four members of the Clutter family were savagely murdered by blasts from a shotgun held a few inches from their faces. There was no apparent motive for the crime, and there were almost no clues.... (read more)

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To Kill a Mockingbird
To Kill a Mockingbird
by Harper Lee
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This is a book that still resonates more than 45 years after being published. After reading it again and again, I am still moved by the power and humanity of the story. Atticus Finch, a small-town lawyer, is one of those quiet heroes who fights for the... (read more)

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The Awakening (Dover Thrift Editions)
The Awakening (Dover Thrift Editions)
by Kate Chopin
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First published in 1899, this novel shocked readers with its open sensuality and uninhibited treatment of marital infidelity. The poignant, lyrical story of a New Orleans wife who attempts to find love outside a stifling marriage, critics have praised it... (read more)

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The Glass Menagerie (New Directions Book)
The Glass Menagerie (New Directions Book)
by Tennessee Williams
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When it opened in Chicago in 1944, The Glass Menageriemarked a turning point in American theater and in the life of its then unknown author. Tennessee Williams’s elegiac masterpiece brought a radical new lyricism to Broadway—and today the... (read more)

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Their Eyes Were Watching God
Their Eyes Were Watching God
by Zora Neale Hurston
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Fair and long-legged, independent and articulate, Janie Crawford sets out to be her own person -- no mean feat for a black woman in the '30s. Janie's quest for identity takes her through three marriages and into a journey back to her roots.... (read more)

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The Secret History
The Secret History
by Donna Tartt
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Truly deserving of the accolade a modern classic, Donna Tartt's novel is a remarkable achievement — both compelling and elegant, dramatic and playful. Under the influence of their charismatic classics professor, a group of clever, eccentric... (read more)

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A Confederacy of Dunces
A Confederacy of Dunces
by John Kennedy Toole
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When a true genius appears in the world, You may know him by this sign, that the dunces Are all in confederacy against him. Jonathan Swift, "Thoughts on Various Subjects, Moral and Diverting" "A green hunting cap squeezed the top of the fleshy... (read more)

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The Known World
The Known World
by Edward P. Jones
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In one of the most acclaimed novels in recent memory, Edward P. Jones, two-time National Book Award finalist, tells the story of Henry Townsend, a black farmer and former slave who falls under the tutelage of William Robbins, the most powerful man in... (read more)

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The Complete Stories
The Complete Stories
by Flannery O'Connor
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Winner of the National Book Award The publication of this extraordinary volume firmly established Flannery O'Connor's monumental contribution to American fiction. There are thirty-one stories here in all, including twelve that do not appear in the only... (read more)

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The Help
The Help
by Kathryn Stockett
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Kathryn Stockett's characters aren't just memorable — they're the kind you start to miss the minute you turn the last page. Set in Mississippi in 1962, they speak from a world careening toward great and long-overdue change, in voices resonating with... (read more)

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The Moviegoer
The Moviegoer
by Walker Percy
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The dazzling novel, written in 1961, that established Walker Percy as one of the major voices in Southern literature is now available for the first time in Vintage paperback edition. "A brilliant novel. . . . . Percy touches the rim of so many human... (read more)

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The Collected Stories of Katherine Anne Porter
The Collected Stories of Katherine Anne Porter
by Katherine Anne Porter
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Porters reputation as one of americancas most distinguished writers rests chiefly on her superb short stories. This volume includes the collections Flowering Judas; Pale Horse, Pale Rider; and The Leaning Tower as well as four stories not available... (read more)

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Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil: A Savannah Story
Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil: A Savannah Story
by John Berendt
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Shots rang out in Savannah's grandest mansion in the misty, early morning hours of May 2, 1981. Was it murder or self-defense? For nearly a decade, the shooting and its aftermath reverberated throughout this hauntingly beautiful city of moss-hung oaks... (read more)

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Edisto (FSG Classics)
Edisto (FSG Classics)
by Padgett Powell
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A novel that has drawn comparisons with the work of J. D. Salinger, Truman Capote, and Flannery OConnor, Edisto centers on one Simons Everson Manigault, a twelve-year-old possessed of a vocabulary and sophistication way beyond his years and a... (read more)

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The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter
The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter
by Carson McCullers
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With the publication of her first novel, The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter, Carson McCullers, all of twenty-three, became a literary sensation. With its profound sense of moral isolation and its compassionate glimpses into its characters' inner lives, the... (read more)

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Father and Son
Father and Son
by Larry Brown
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A classic story of good and evil set in the rural American South of 1968.... (read more)

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Honored Guest
Honored Guest
by Joy Williams
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With her singular brand of gorgeous dark humor, Joy Williams explores the various ways-comic, tragic, and unnerving—we seek to accommodate diminishment and loss. A masseuse breaks her rich client's wrist bone, a friend visits at the hospital... (read more)

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Outer Dark
Outer Dark
by Cormac McCarthy
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Outer Dark is a novel at once fabular and starkly evocative, set is an unspecified place in Appalachia, sometime around the turn of the century.  A woman bears her brother's child, a boy; he leaves the baby in the woods and tells her he died... (read more)

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Bastard Out of Carolina
Bastard Out of Carolina
by Dorothy Allison
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Greenville County, South Carolina, a wild, lush place, is home to the Boatwright family—rough-hewn men who drink hard and shoot up each other's trucks, and indomitable women who marry young and age all too quickly. At the heart of this astonishing... (read more)

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To Kill a Mockingbird, 50TH Anniversary Edition (10 Edition)
To Kill a Mockingbird, 50TH Anniversary Edition (10 Edition)
by Harper Lee
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The 50th anniversary edition of one of the best-loved books in American history: Harper Lees Pulitzer Prize-winning classic To Kill a Mockingbird. Featuring some of the most memorable characters in literary history—attorney Atticus Finch, his... (read more)

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