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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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The Optimist's Daughter
The Optimist's Daughter
by Eudora Welty
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This story of a young woman's confrontation with death and her past is a poetic study of human relations.... (read more)

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A Feast of Snakes
A Feast of Snakes
by Harry Crews
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From the acclaimed author of such novels as Blood and Grits and Childhood comes a wildly weird and breathtakingly original visit to the rural South that reveals the exotic subculture that erupts in all its glory at the Rattlesnake Roundup in Mystic... (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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The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman
The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman
by Ernest J Gaines
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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
To Kill a Mockingbird
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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Gone with the Wind
Gone with the Wind
by Margaret Mitchell
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Margaret Mitchell's epic novel of love and war won the Pulitzer Prize and went on to give rise to two authorized sequels and one of the most popular and celebrated movies of all time. Many novels have been written about the Civil War and its aftermath... (read more)

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The Keepers of the House
The Keepers of the House
by Shirley Ann Grau
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Winner of the Pulitzer Prize in 1965, The Keepers of the House is Shirley Ann Grau's masterwork, a many-layered indictment of racism and rage that is as terrifying as it is wise. Entrenched on the same land since the early 1800s, the Howlands have... (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 World Made Straight
The World Made Straight
by Ron Rash
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Travis Shelton is seventeen the summer he wanders into the woods onto private property near his North Carolina home, discovers a grove of marijuana large enough to make him some serious money, and steps into the jaws of a bear trap. After hours on the... (read more)

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Lark and Termite (Vintage Contemporaries)
Lark and Termite (Vintage Contemporaries)
by Jayne Anne Phillips
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This is the story of 17-year-old Lark and her fierce devotion to her disabled brother, nicknamed Termite. It's also the story of their family: proud Aunt Nonie, who raises them; Robert, Termite's father, killed in the Korean War; and their wayward mother,... (read more)

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The Girl Who Stopped Swimming
The Girl Who Stopped Swimming
by Joshilyn Jackson
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Laurel Gray Hawthorne needs to make things pretty, whether she's helping her mother make sure the literal family skeleton stays in the closet or turning scraps of fabric into nationally acclaimed art quilts. Her estranged sister Thalia, an impoverished... (read more)

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Oprah's Book Club Summer 2005: A Summer of Faulkner: As I Lay Dying; The Sound and the Fury; Light in August
Oprah's Book Club Summer 2005: A Summer of Faulkner: As I Lay Dying; The Sound and the Fury; Light in August
by William Faulkner
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Oprah's right: Faulkner, believe it or not, is perfect summer reading. His prose — which includes some of the most disturbing and gorgeous sentences written in the twentieth century — demands to be savored, preferably with a mint julep or a glass of... (read more)

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