Southern Authors

Free Men Katy Simpson Smith

FREE MEN takes place in the territory that is now Alabama, during the 1780s when three men - an escaped slave, a white orphan and a Creek Indian are being tracked down for murder. More than two hundred years later, their profound concerns of love, freedom, the stain of guilt continue to haunt us today.

 

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The Story of Land and Sea Katy Simpson Smith

THE STORY OF LAND AND SEA is set during the waning years of the Revolutionary War and follows three generations of parent and child as they grapple with kidnapping and slavery. This is a brilliant debut novel that has received nationwide acclaim.

 

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Dimestore: A Writer's Life Lee Smith

DIME STORE: A WRITER'S LIFE is the delightful biography of one of the South's most beloved writers. Lee Smith tells all in a manner that is poignant and wise, and most of all enlightening and humorous.

 

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Mattie C.'s Boy: The Shelley Stewart Story Shelly Stewart

MATTIE C.'S BOY: THE SHELLEY STEWART STORY is the most remarkable Rags-to-Riches biographies in the store. Shelley Stewart created one of America's leading marketing firms with clients like Honda, Verizon, The NBA AMEX Card and on and on. However, as a young African-American boy in the South in the...

Shadow of the Lions Christopher Swann

SHADOW OF THE LIONS will remind readers of the terrific literary thriller of two decades ago by Donna Tartt, Secret History. This powerful debut is also set at an elite private school and features a student mysteriously going missing. The twists and turns of the plot give the feel of a seasoned writer rather...

Only Love Can Break Your Heart Ed Tarkington

ONLY LOVE CAN BREAK YOUR finds an eight-year-old betrayed by the older sibling he adores. The story becomes suspenseful when the youngster becomes a teenager himself and is consumed in an affair with the girl next door - although she is much his senior. A double murder creates even more apprehension and mystery.

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Extraordinary Adventures Daniel Wallace

EXTRAORDINARY ADVENTURES introduces another unforgettable Southern character to rival Forrest Gump and Ignatius Reilly. Readers will root for Edsel Bronfman to conquer his loneliness and find true love. If you're looking for a feel-good pick-me-up, this is it!

 

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My Sunshine Away M. O. Walsh

MY SUNSHINE AWAY is a powerful debut novel set in a small Southern town after a young girl is attacked and many residents of the close-knit neighborhood are suspects.

 

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The Hidden Light of Northern Fires Daren Wang

THE HIDDEN LIGHT OF NORTHERN FIRES is a fictionalized account of the only secesssionist town north of the Mason Dixon Line. The story is fact based, historically correct, and concerns the author's actual family. The abolitionist and the fugitive follow a dangerous path and combine to make a page-turning read.

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Sing, Unburied, Sing Jesmyn Ward

SING, UNBURIED, SING introduces strong African-American characters who populate a farm on the Mississippi Gulf Coast. This powerful story follows a young man who tries to cope although his grandmother is dying, his toddler sister needs his attention, and his drug-addicted mother occasionally shows up and disrupts life...