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A Peach of a Pair by Kim  Boykin
A Peach of a Pair
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The Sasquatch Hunter's Almanac by Sharma Shields
The Sasquatch Hunter's Almanac
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The Liars' Club by Mary Karr
The Liars' Club
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Taft by Ann Patchett
Taft
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The One-Way Bridge by Cathie Pelletier
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All the Bright Places by Jennifer Niven
All the Bright Places
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First Frost by Sarah Addison Allen
First Frost (Waverley Family, #2)
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The Midwife of Hope River by Patricia Harman
The Midwife of Hope River
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Circling the Sun by Paula McLain
Circling the Sun
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Eudora Welty
“Southerners love a good tale. They are born reciters, great memory retainers, diary keepers, letter exchangers . . . great talkers.”
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Sarah Addison Allen
“Southern men will hold doors open for you, they'll hold you after you yell at them, and they'll hold on to their pride no matter what. Be careful what they tell you, though. They have a way of making you believe anything, because they say it that way.”
Sarah Addison Allen, The Girl Who Chased the Moon

Emily Giffin
“Sweetened ice tea is one of the things I love about the South, right up there with homemade biscuits and cheese grits.”
Emily Giffin, Love the One You're With

Natalie Goldberg
“No matter what a person does to cover up and conceal themselves, when we write and lose control, I can spot a person from Alabama, Florida, South Carolina a mile away even if they make no exact reference to location. Their words are lush like the land they come from, filled with nine aunties, people named Bubba. There is something extravagant and wild about what they have to say — snakes on the roof of a car, swamps, a delta, sweat, the smell of sea, buzz of an air conditioner, Coca-Cola — something fertile, with a hidden danger or shame, thick like the humidity, unspoken yet ever-present.

Often when a southerner reads, the members of the class look at each other, and you can hear them thinking, gee, I can't write like that. The power and force of the land is heard in the piece. These southerners know the names of what shrubs hang over what creek, what dogwood flowers bloom what color, what kind of soil is under their feet.

I tease the class, "Pay no mind. It's the southern writing gene. The rest of us have to toil away.”
Natalie Goldberg

Amanda Kyle Williams
“You learn to forgive (the South) for its narrow mind and growing pains because it has a huge heart. You forgive the stifling summers because the spring is lush and pastel sprinkled, because winter is merciful and brief, because corn bread and sweet tea and fried chicken are every bit as vital to a Sunday as getting dressed up for church, and because any southerner worth their salt says please and thank you. It's soft air and summer vines, pine woods and fat homegrown tomatoes. It's pulling the fruit right off a peach tree and letting the juice run down your chin. It's a closeted and profound appreciation for our neighbors in Alabama who bear the brunt of the Bubba jokes. The South gets in your blood and nose and skin bone-deep. I am less a part of the South than it is part of me. It's a romantic notion, being overcome by geography. But we are all a little starry-eyed down here. We're Rhett Butler and Scarlett O'Hara and Rosa Parks all at once.”
Amanda Kyle Williams

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2013 Reading Challenge
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