Southern literature (sometimes called the literature of the American South) is defined as American literature about the Southern United States or by writers from this region. Characteristics of Southern literature include a focus on a common Southern history, the significance of family, a sense of community and one’s role within it, a sense of justice, the region's dominant religion (Christianity) and the burdens/rewards religion often brings, issues of racial tension, land and the promise it brings, a sense of social class and place, and the use of the Southern dialect.

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    Developing Minds: An American Ghost Story
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    The Invention of Wings
    Blue Lily, Lily Blue (The Raven Cycle, #3)
    The Bourbon Kings (The Bourbon Kings, #1)
    Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption
    Speaking in Bones (Temperance Brennan, #18)
    The Kitchen House
    The Girl Who Chased the Moon
    Rebel Belle (Rebel Belle, #1)
    Overruled (The Legal Briefs, #1)
    Sycamore Row (Jake Brigance, #2)
    Yellow Crocus
    The Silent Sister
    The Truth According to Us
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