Southern Authors

Six Cats a Slayin' Miranda James

SIX CATS A SLAYIN' finds librarian and sometime crime solver Charlie Harris enjoying the Christmas season despite numerous distractions, including a nosy neighbor with her eye on both him and his house, and a litter of kittens left on his door step. When his neighbor is found dead at her own party, Charlie and his...

The Secret of Magic Deborah Johnson

THE SECRET OF MAGIC is inspired by a true story that probes racial strife in the South following World War Two, and the stalwart people who fought to obtain justice for all.

 

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Treeborne Caleb Johnson
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The Weight of this World David Joy

THE WEIGHT OF THIS WORLD is a signature David Joy gritty tale of a mother and son entangled in drugs, murder and money. If the real author's name weren't on the cover, readers would swear this story was written by Cormac McCarthy.

 

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When These Mountains Burn David Joy

WHEN THESE MOUNTAINS BURN is a gritty and gorgeous tale of the opiod epidemic in Appalachia, told from multiple sides. A father finally loses patience bailing his addict son out of trouble with his dealer, and decides to take the law into his own hands. A man whose workplace injury cost him his job and his health feeds...

The Line That Held Us David Joy

THE LINE THAT HELD US is another signature David Joy tale about murder and vengeance in Appalachia. This time a hunter accidently kills a member of a notoriously dangerous local family and enlists his best friend to attempt to keep the secret from the victim's vicious brother.

 

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Somewhere Safe with Somebody Good Jan Karon

SOMEWHERE SAFE WITH SOMEBODY GOOD has multiple story lines going at once, including the return of Father Tim and his wife Cynthia to Mitford, their son wrestling with a major decision, and a terrible struggle for the local bookstore owner

 

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The World's Largest Man Harrison Scott Key

THE WORLD'S LARGEST MAN reads more like a novel than a memoir, with a son attempting to be just like his larger-than-life father, but falling short. Along the way, the reader is treated to dynamite humor and finally the realization of a grown man understanding his father, although it took a lifetime to do so.

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The Invention of Wings Sue Monk Kidd

THE INVENTION OF WINGS debuted at #1 on The New York Times best-seller list. Based on a true story and inspired by a heroic woman, the riveting story is set prior to the Civil War and recognizes two sisters of privilege  struggling to be abolitionists going against their family, friends and community.

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Moonrise Cassandra King

MOONRISE might well be considered a modern telling of the classic Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier. The Blue Ridge Mountains provide the setting for the women of a small town to resent the new wife of a popular television personality. The consensus is there was not enough mourning for their friend, the former...