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.

New Releases Tagged "Southern"

Dangerous Deception (Dangerous Creatures, #2)
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Lowcountry Boneyard (Liz Talbot Mystery, #3)
Delicious Foods
Where All Light Tends to Go
Swan Dive (An Elliott Lisbon Mystery #3)
Soil: A Novel


  • Love's Rescue by Christine  Johnson
    Love's Rescue (Keys of Promise, #1)
    Release date: Jun 02, 2015
    Can a girl enamored with the adventurous seas ever be content with the tame life of a Southern belle?

    When her mother dies, Elizabeth Benjamin heads h…more View Details »
    Giveaway dates: May 02 - Jun 02, 2015
    5 copies available, 368 people requesting
    Countries available: US and CA
  • Imogene in New Orleans by Hunter Murphy
    Imogene in New Orleans
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    A recent reviewer says, "I loved all the rich characters. I will NOT forget them easily. Imogene…more View Details »
    Giveaway dates: May 01 - May 10, 2015
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  • The Breaking Point by Jefferson Bass
    The Breaking Point: A Body Farm Novel (Body Farm, #9)
    Release date: Jun 09, 2015

    Past, present, and future collide to throw respected forensic anthropologist Bill Brockton’s successful, secure life into devastating turmoil in this…more View Details »
    Giveaway dates: Apr 29 - May 11, 2015
    20 copies available, 477 people requesting
    Countries available: US
  • The Invention of Wings
    Miss Mayhem (Rebel Belle, #2)
    Rebel Belle (Rebel Belle, #1)
    Blue Lily, Lily Blue (The Raven Cycle, #3)
    First Frost (Waverley Family, #2)
    My Sunshine Away
    Brown Girl Dreaming
    Sycamore Row (Jake Brigance, #2)
    The Kitchen House
    The Bone Tree
    Yellow Crocus
    The Silver Star
    Lost Lake
    Midnight Crossroad (Midnight, Texas, #1)
    Cold Mountain by Charles FrazierA Land More Kind Than Home by Wiley CashStumbling Thru by A. Digger StolzFortune Calling by Hunter S. JonesSerena by Ron Rash
    Appalachian Fiction
    128 books — 186 voters
    The Far Pavilions by M.M. KayeCold Mountain by Charles FrazierThe Killer Angels by Michael ShaaraLily's Leap by Téa CooperThe French Lieutenant's Woman by John Fowles
    Best 1800s Historical Fiction
    214 books — 98 voters

    To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper LeeLowcountry Boil by Susan M. BoyerFront Page Fatality by LynDee WalkerBrides of the Storm by Amanda Albright StillEchoes of the Storm by Amanda Albright Still
    Best Southern Mysteries
    104 books — 49 voters
    The Casquette Girls by Alys ArdenThe Secret of Laurel Oaks by Lois RubyRuined by Paula MorrisWalk of the Spirits by Richie Tankersley CusickShadowed Summer by Saundra Mitchell
    Paranormal YAs set in Louisiana
    53 books — 32 voters

    The Help
    To Kill a Mockingbird
    The Secret Life of Bees
    Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Cafe
    Gone with the Wind
    Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil: A Savannah Story
    Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood
    The Heart is a Lonely Hunter
    The Sound and the Fury
    As I Lay Dying
    The Prince of Tides
    Dead Until Dark (Sookie Stackhouse, #1)
    Saving CeeCee Honeycutt
    Cold Sassy Tree
    Their Eyes Were Watching God

    John Hart
    John Hart Iron House
    His Favorite Thrillers that "Run Deep": The mystery writer shares five novels with characters who transcend the genre, like the flawed hit man in his new book, Iron House.
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    Janice Lane Palko
    I'll have you know Southern isn't a synonym for stupid.
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    Maggie Young
    It wasn’t really a loud-mouthed, hyperactive little pig-tailed blonde that made Carl cringe. It was what I represented. While his upbringing was battered humiliation, I was spoiled, doted on, and spoon-fed by the world. I don’t think he was even aware of his intentions to reduce that child to his own state of self-loathing, but he was truly brilliant at it.
    Maggie Young, Just Another Number

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