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Southern Fried Women

4.38  ·  Rating Details  ·  39 Ratings  ·  13 Reviews
Every once in a while, an author comes along who's non-traditional, unconventional, and doesn't play by all the "rules." She writes Southern fiction - her way. We've got a live one on the Southern literature scene She can ruffle the feathers of the most stoic, mess with the beliefs of the strictest fundamentalists, and reel you into the story like a mean catfish meant for ...more
Paperback, 256 pages
Published June 13th 2006 by Spotlight Publishing (first published 2006)
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Oct 06, 2011 Beth rated it it was amazing
This book of short stories is a treat to read! If you love the picture on the cover, you will be happy to see each story starts with a photograph and an introduction from Pamela King Cable explaining her inspiration for the story. I am a huge fan of old photos, so the photos really spoke to me. I found it interesting to get into Pamela's head and see how each character and their story was born. It made the characters and their stories very real to me.

The stories are very unique. These are not al
Diane Keighran
Jul 30, 2012 Diane Keighran rated it it was amazing
Loved this collection of short stories. There is certainly something unique about Southern Women, this collection really showcases their tenacity and refusal to be defeated.
Dec 08, 2011 Gmr rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: southern fiction fans
Each story features a cast of strong southern women facing the trials of life the best way they know how….head on. They don’t shy away from their circumstances no matter how rough and they’re not afraid to get down and dirty if need be. There’s also a dusting of the religious high road that many in the self proclaimed “Bible belt” take to heart but it’s purely meant to show that by the grace of the powers that be, all things can be overcome. Take “Vernal Paskins, Mobile Home Queen”…our leading l ...more
B.J. Robinson
Aug 12, 2012 B.J. Robinson rated it it was amazing
I totally loved Southern Fried Women by Pamela King Cable. It's a book of short stories that can't help but evoke readers' emotions. I laughed, and I cried. It begins with "Southern Fried Women," which was one of my favorites. "Beach Babies" and "Coal Dust on my Feet" were my two other favorites," sad, but awesome stories. Ms. Cable showcases the South in honesty and realism and for characterization, you'll stumble upon a few swear words, but some stories have none. If you like Southern reads wi ...more
Aug 11, 2014 Carol rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2014, 2014-justffun
I read this for the Just For Fun Challenge which encourages reading one book that has been on the TBR shelf for a long time and without doing a review. I still rated this book though and I loved it.
Pamela Cable
May 19, 2012 Pamela Cable rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)
Book clubs and bloggers have embraced Southern Fried Women. This collection of short stories has quite a cult following, especially in the South. Each First Lady of the Southern states received a copy, while the First Lady of both West Virginia and Mississippi sent personal invitations for me to speak to the people of Charleston and Jackson. It's currently used in two Texas school systems as part of their curriculum in Southern Studies. Award-Winning Finalist-ForeWord Magazine's eighth annual Bo ...more
Feb 21, 2015 Rosie rated it really liked it
Interesting short stories
Jun 23, 2012 Krista rated it it was amazing
I loved this book, a collections of stories so engrossing and entertaining that I'm thinking about the characters weeks after I've read their stories. I love the language and the author's style of writing. I sent excerpts of the author's introduction "What is a Southern-Fried Woman?" to a couple of the special women in my own life, my sisters.

I would be happy to read the author's upcoming novel "Televenge" (hint, hint).
Diana Stevan
Oct 14, 2012 Diana Stevan rated it it was amazing
I was thrilled to find this author. Each of the short stories in this collection are nuanced, and speak from the heart. There is something here for everyone. Pamela shows she knows the human spirit and the trouble it finds at every level, especially in the southern USA. What I especially loved about this book is the fact that at end of each story, Pamela tells us what inspired her to write that particular tale.
Lynn Chandler Willis
Jul 15, 2013 Lynn Chandler Willis rated it it was amazing
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Well bless her heart, Pamela King Cable has captured the heart and soul of southern women in this collection of shorts. You'll laugh out loud, cry, and cheer each character on. Pour yourself a glass of sweet tea, prop your feet up and enjoy a glimpse of life in the south.
Laine Cunningham
Jun 27, 2013 Laine Cunningham rated it really liked it
From the depths of violence to the heights of humor...each of these stories offers something entirely new in the Southern storytelling tradition.
Jun 29, 2010 Vickie rated it it was amazing
Great book by a North Carolina writer.
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Born a coal miner’s granddaughter and raised by a tribe of wild Pentecostals and storytellers, Pamela King Cable grew up in Ohio where she caught lady bugs and fireflies, ran barefoot, and practiced cheers in her driveway. Today, she is still fascinated with lady bugs and fireflies, sometimes wears shoes, and talks about the day she traded in her pom-poms for a beat-up typewriter. Pam and her husb ...more
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