Alabama Writers

Revelation Dennis Covington

REVELATION: A SEARCH FOR FAITH IN A VIOLENT WORLD is part memoir, part reporting from the most dangerous area on earth, and part the author's questioning of his own faith. This powerful story came close to costing the writer his life.  This title has been selected as a Booksmith Timeless Classic, meaning it is...

Once in a Blue Moon Vicki Covington

ONCE IN A BLUE MOON is set on Birmingham's Southside, a Bohemian neighborhood populated with a diverse mix of characters. The story revolves on a kindly landlord who somewhat looks after his many renters. As the owner of so many apartments ages, tenants are concerned if his son will follow suit when he takes over....

Night Ride Home Vicki Covington

NIGHT RIDE HOME is set in a tiny Southern mining community just as World War Two is breaking out. Many obstacles beset the upcoming marriage of childhood sweethearts and each must be faced. Heartbreak and humor will entertain the reader.

 

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All of the Belles: The Montgomery Stories of F. Scott Fitzgerald Kirk Curnutt

ALL OF THE BELLES features three of the best short stories written by F. Scott Fitzgerald, all set in Tarleton, Georgia, a fictional placeholder for his wife Zelda's hometown of Montgomery, Alabama. Released for the first time in a single volume, the book's publication marks the 100th anniversary of F. Scott Fitzgerald...

The Summer House Lauren Denton

THE SUMMER HOUSE weaves Lauren K. Denton’s inviting Southern charm around a woman’s journey to find herself. Sometimes it takes losing everything to find yourself again.
 

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South Toward Home: Travels in Southern Literature Margaret Eby

SOUTH TOWARD HOME: TRAVELS IN SOUTHERN LITERATURE is a delightful travel guide to the hometowns and stomping grounds of many of the region's writing legends such as Harper Lee, William Faulkner, Flannery O'Connor and many more.

 

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From Steel Mills to Stethoscopes: A History of the Birmingham Medical Profession Lynn Edge

FROM STEEL MILLS TO STETHOSCOPES covers the advancement of the medical profession in Birmingham from...

Eating the Cheshire Cat Helen Ellis

EATING THE CHESHIRE CAT has become a low-key Southern classic since its publication twenty years ago. Featuring an ensemble of striving young women and their overbearing mothers driving them to success in life and on campus at the sororities of the University of Alabama, the hijinks and mishaps that result from their...

Southern Lady Code: Essays Helen Ellis

SOUTHERN LADY CODE is a collection of hilarious essays by Alabama's very own poker-playing Southern belle, Helen Ellis. The twenty-three essays in this collection travel from New York City to the Deep South and back, from party antics and ballgowns worthy of a drag queen. A truly original work by one of the world's...

Bring Your Baggage and Don't Pack Light Helen Ellis

BRING YOUR BAGGAGE AND DON'T PACK LIGHT is a delicious smorgasbord of humorous and moving essays running the gamut from sex, psychics and garage sales to cancer, menopause and plastic surgery. Imagine being at the best cocktail party of your life and able to hear each word of every conversation, be they raw with...