Fiction books about the deep south

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fiction books about the deep south

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12 Southern Novels That Will Knock Your Boots Off

G lenn Taylor was born and raised in Huntington, West Virginia. His second novel, The Marrowbone Marble Company, was published last month. Quail Ridge is a wonderful little independent store with an impressive inventory. When I finished signing the stack of books, the store manager took them off to be shelved. I browsed. She called to me from two aisles over: 'Do you want to be shelved in fiction or Southern fiction?

Preferably with a cool glass of sweet tea. Flannery O'Conner masters Southern Gothic and makes that story an instant classic. Being from Savannah, and sharing the same hometown as Mrs. O'Conner makes me lover her even more. Fried Green Tomatoes shows Alabama through two timelines.

By clicking 'Sign Up' I acknowledge that I have read and agree to the privacy policy and terms of use. Free eBook available to NEW subscribers only. Offer expires in three months, unless otherwise indicated. See full terms and conditions and this month's choices. Taylor Noel is a marketing manager in the Random House Group. She loves literary fiction and memoirs, but will read any book put in her hands. I always get homesick for my North Carolina hometown at this time of year.

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This list of southern historical novels is sponsored by Visible Empire by Hannah Pittard. Visible Empire is an epic novel—based on true events—of love, grief, race, and wealth, charting a single sweltering summer in Atlanta, and a plane crash that left no one unchanged. Read her now, and thank me later. Compelling, shocking, strong and brave. Who should read this? Everyone, everyone. But the American South is its own character in the world of the novel.

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  1. Cindy P. says:

    8 of the Best Southern Historical Novels Where Place is a Character

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  4. Asjaccaty1959 says:

    The novel offers a bleak, insightful glimpse into rural life in the south and the growing contrasts between the old and new generations.

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