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"

Country Dark
Gods of Howl Mountain
The Echo Killing (Harper McClain #1)
Let's No One Get Hurt
The Fighter
Before We Were Yours
The Sometimes Sisters
The Hideaway
The High Tide Club
The Stolen Marriage
Burying the Honeysuckle Girls
The Kept Woman (Will Trent, #8)
The Weekenders
The Barefoot Summer
The Secret, Book and Scone Society
The Line (Witching Savannah, #1)
Robicheaux (Dave Robicheaux #21)
Tin God (Delta Crossroads Trilogy, #1)
Flat Broke with Two Goats: A Memoir of Appalachia
The Almost Sisters

Popular Southern Books

To Kill a Mockingbird
The Help
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
The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter
The Sound and the Fury
Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood
As I Lay Dying
The Prince of Tides
Their Eyes Were Watching God
The Color Purple
The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
The Secret to Hummingbird Cake by Celeste Fletcher McHaleInterview with the Vampire by Anne RiceNight Embrace by Sherrilyn KenyonA Streetcar Named Desire by Tennessee WilliamsIn the Electric Mist With Confederate Dead by James Lee Burke
Books set in Louisiana
247 books — 59 voters
The Syndrome by Paul RegaBikenomics by Elly BlueThe Shock Doctrine by Naomi KleinTrail of 32 by Paul RegaThe God Delusion by Richard Dawkins
Novels by Paul Rega
6 books — 3 voters

Goodnight, and Thanks for the Vodka [2002] by HarpieAngela's Ashes by Frank McCourtGrit by Karl WigginsTobacco Road by Erskine CaldwellBastard Out of Carolina by Dorothy Allison
White Trash Literature
140 books — 49 voters
To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper LeeGone with the Wind by Margaret MitchellFried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Cafe by Fannie FlaggThe Help by Kathryn StockettThe Secret Life of Bees by Sue Monk Kidd
Great Books of Southern Fiction
232 books — 393 voters

The Peach Keeper by Sarah Addison AllenOrchards by Holly ThompsonPeaches by Jodi Lynn AndersonJames and the Giant Peach by Roald DahlA Time of Miracles by Anne-Laure Bondoux
23 books — 5 voters
The Secret River by Kate GrenvilleA Town Like Alice by Nevil ShutePicnic at Hanging Rock by Joan LindsayThe Light Between Oceans by M.L. StedmanOscar and Lucinda by Peter Carey
Fictitious Australia
239 books — 60 voters

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