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. ...more

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Under the Southern Sky
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Sunflower Sisters (Lilac Girls, #3)
Surviving Savannah
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The Sweet Taste of Muscadines
The Restoration of Celia Fairchild
The Incredible Winston Browne
The Wife Upstairs
A Time for Mercy (Jake Brigance, #3)
The Book Woman of Troublesome Creek
The Book of Lost Friends
Yellow Wife
Under the Southern Sky
Sunflower Sisters (Lilac Girls, #3)
What's Mine and Yours
Surviving Savannah
A Good Neighborhood
Honeysuckle Season
The Barefoot Summer
Big Lies in a Small Town
The Wonder Boy of Whistle Stop
It All Comes Back to You
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Paranormal in New Orleans
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Southern Chick Lit
239 books — 236 voters

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