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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Beach Town
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The Sound of Glass
Checked Out (A Dead-End Job Mystery, #14)
The Liar
Dangerous Deception (Dangerous Creatures, #2)
Miss Julia Lays Down the Law (Miss Julia, #17)
Lowcountry Boneyard (Liz Talbot Mystery, #3)


  • Honeysuckle Hollow by Jennifer Moorman
    Honeysuckle Hollow
    Release date: May 01, 2015
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    Release date: Apr 28, 2015
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    The Saints of Lost Things
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    The Liar
    Day Shift (Midnight, Texas, #2)
    Blue Lily, Lily Blue (The Raven Cycle, #3)
    Rebel Belle (Rebel Belle, #1)
    First Frost (Waverley Family, #2)
    The Bone Tree
    Miss Mayhem (Rebel Belle, #2)
    My Sunshine Away
    The Kitchen House
    Brown Girl Dreaming
    The Sound of Glass
    Sycamore Row (Jake Brigance, #2)
    Yellow Crocus
    The House Girl
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    Southern Paranormal YAs
    87 books — 55 voters
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    Appalachian Fiction
    128 books — 188 voters

    Edna in the Desert by Maddy LedermanWood, Talc and Mr. J by Chris   RoseA Tree Born Crooked by Steph PostThe Kestrel Waters by Randy ThornhornWicked Temper by Randy Thornhorn
    Regional Grit Lit
    69 books — 22 voters
    One Way Out by Alan PaulLeavin' Trunk Blues by Ace AtkinsRebel Yell by Michael Buffalo SmithPrisoner of Southern Rock by Michael Buffalo SmithJohnny Cash FAQ by C. Eric Banister
    Books About Southern Music
    11 books — 2 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 — 33 voters

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

    Charles Frazier
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    Nancy B. Brewer
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    Brenda Sutton Rose
    Although I wasn't there to bear witness, I imagine Lot's wife scanned the masses for her children. Perhaps she sought out the curves of their mouths and the shapes of their faces, trying to memorize her children, grown now. She looked back as I and any strong, loving mother would have done.
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