Southern Authors

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...

The Same Sweet Girls Guide to Life: Advice from a Failed Southern Belle Cassandra King

THE SAME SWEET GIRLS GUIDE TO LIFE: ADVISE FROM A FAILED SOUTHERN BELLE was originally delivered as a commencement address at Montevallo University, the author's alma mater. It offers inspiration and advice for graduates and those who have long since received their degree. This little jewel explains Southerness.

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Eveningland Michael Knight

EVENINGLAND: STORIES is a dazzling collection of short fiction that has been hailed across America as one of the best of its genre.

 

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At Briarwood School for Girls Michael Knight

AT BRIARWOOD SCHOOL FOR GIRLS is the story of a young woman at an all-girls boarding school in 1994...

Soil Jamie Kornegay

SOIL is a dark, disturbing, and magnificent work a from powerful new Southern voice. Set in the Mississippi Delta, it's reminiscent of William Gay - at his maturity.

 

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Sugar Run Mesha Maren

SUGAR RUN tells the story of a woman sent to prison for murder at 17, released 18 years later, and her struggle to create a new life in the rugged mountains of Appalachia with her newfound love, a single mother of four children living in a single motel room.

 

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Under Magnolia: A Southern Memoir Frances Mayes

UNDER MAGNOLIA: A SOUTHERN MEMOIR is about growing up Southern, traveling the world, and then coming back home. Frances Mayes allows readers to almost smell the fragrances in this lyrical coming-of-age beginning to the comforting return to her roots.

 

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