On the Southern Literary Trail

Whether you prefer Faulkner, O'Connor, McCullers or more recent authors of Southern Literature such as Clyde Edgerton, Tom Franklin, William Gay, or Mark Childress, this is the place for you. We will have group reads of two book per month. Group reads will be based on member nominations and polls. While this group is not for adults only, I encourage our younger members to be old enough to attend R rated movies without accompaniment by an adult. The topics for discussion here are meant for mature ...more
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The Optimist's Daughter
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Start date
May 1, 2021
Finish date
May 31, 2021
Discussion
Group Reads: Pre-1980
Why we're reading this
Chosen by poll as pre-1980 group read for May, 2021. First read by the group in August, 2012.
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Salvage the Bones
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Start date
May 1, 2021
Finish date
May 31, 2021
Discussion
Group Reads: Post-1980
Why we're reading this
Chosen by poll as post-1980 read for May, 2021
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Memorial Drive: A Daughter's Memoir
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Start date
May 1, 2021
Finish date
May 31, 2021
Discussion
Group Reads: Moderator's Choice
Discussion leader
Tom Mathews
Why we're reading this
Chosen by Tom as MOD Choice for May, 2021.
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* Welcomes and Introductions
By Lawyer , Moderator Emeritus "Lawyer Stevens" · 1454 posts · 1069 views
last updated Feb 09, 2021 07:50AM
MESSAGES TO MIKE
By Diane , "Miss Scarlett" · 139 posts · 161 views
last updated May 07, 2021 01:47PM
In Memoriam...
By Lawyer , Moderator Emeritus "Lawyer Stevens" · 220 posts · 333 views
last updated Apr 08, 2021 09:36AM
is iowa part the south
By Erika · 54 posts · 120 views
last updated Jul 27, 2020 11:42AM
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* What are you reading? A Place for Reviews and Recommendations
By Lawyer , Moderator Emeritus "Lawyer Stevens" · 4961 posts · 1086 views
last updated Apr 30, 2021 01:12PM
* Kirk Smith's reading memorial
By Tom , "Big Daddy" · 46 posts · 86 views
last updated Aug 19, 2018 06:28PM
Book Bargains!
By Lawyer , Moderator Emeritus "Lawyer Stevens" · 429 posts · 442 views
last updated 4 hours, 47 min ago
What do you consider your first Southern Literature reading experience?
By Lawyer , Moderator Emeritus "Lawyer Stevens" · 132 posts · 243 views
last updated Apr 20, 2021 08:31AM
* Initial Impressions: Memorial Drive, by Natasha Tretheway- May 2021
By Tom , "Big Daddy" · 16 posts · 57 views
last updated May 07, 2021 05:41PM
* Final Impressions: Memorial Drive, by Natasha Tretheway- May 2021
By Tom , "Big Daddy" · 9 posts · 15 views
last updated May 06, 2021 12:31PM
* Initial Impressions: Knight's Gambit, by William Faulkner - April 2021
By Tom , "Big Daddy" · 65 posts · 47 views
last updated Apr 23, 2021 06:11PM
* Final Impressions: Knight's Gambit, by William Faulkner - April 2021
By Tom , "Big Daddy" · 10 posts · 31 views
last updated Apr 17, 2021 06:14AM
* Initial Impressions: Salvage the Bones, by Jesmyn Ward- May 2021
By Tom , "Big Daddy" · 27 posts · 33 views
last updated May 07, 2021 12:22PM
* Final Impressions: Salvage the Bones, by Jesmyn Ward- May 2021
By Tom , "Big Daddy" · 1 post · 8 views
last updated Apr 24, 2021 11:11PM
* Initial Impressions: The Prince of Tides, by Pat Conroy- April 2021
By Tom , "Big Daddy" · 19 posts · 32 views
last updated Apr 08, 2021 04:25PM
* Final Impressions: The Prince of Tides, by Pat Conroy- April 2021
By Tom , "Big Daddy" · 3 posts · 16 views
last updated Apr 22, 2021 04:26AM
* Initial Impressions: The Optimist's Daughter, by Eudora Welty- May 2021
By Tom , "Big Daddy" · 8 posts · 23 views
last updated May 04, 2021 04:34PM
* Final Impressions: The Optimist's Daughter, by Eudora Welty- May 2021
By Tom , "Big Daddy" · 2 posts · 16 views
last updated May 03, 2021 08:21PM
* Initial Impressions: The Great Santini, by Pat Conroy- April 2021
By Tom , "Big Daddy" · 25 posts · 30 views
last updated May 04, 2021 07:06AM
* Final Impressions: The Great Santini, by Pat Conroy- April 2021
By Tom , "Big Daddy" · 2 posts · 21 views
last updated Apr 18, 2021 10:37AM
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+ Nominations
This topic has been closed to new comments. Now accepting nominations for June, 2021, Group Reads
By Tom , "Big Daddy" · 24 posts · 42 views
last updated May 01, 2021 10:47AM
This topic has been closed to new comments. Now accepting nominations for May, 2021, Group Reads
By Tom , "Big Daddy" · 16 posts · 42 views
last updated Mar 31, 2021 09:55PM
This topic has been closed to new comments. Now accepting nominations for April, 2021, Group Reads
By Tom , "Big Daddy" · 25 posts · 54 views
last updated Feb 27, 2021 09:59AM
This topic has been closed to new comments. Now accepting nominations for March, 2021, Group Reads
By Tom , "Big Daddy" · 18 posts · 48 views
last updated Feb 01, 2021 09:13AM
* HOW TO SPEAK SOUTHERN
By Diane , "Miss Scarlett" · 217 posts · 227 views
last updated Jun 29, 2020 08:18AM
Dead Mules
By Diane , "Miss Scarlett" · 55 posts · 92 views
last updated Mar 19, 2021 04:28AM
Eatin'
By Debbie · 68 posts · 118 views
last updated Sep 26, 2020 06:12AM
Dialects
By Jane · 7 posts · 31 views
last updated Jul 05, 2019 04:08AM
* Writer's Corner
By Lawyer , Moderator Emeritus "Lawyer Stevens" · 34 posts · 178 views
last updated Dec 11, 2017 06:23AM
Great African-American Read
By Danny · 4 posts · 26 views
last updated Oct 25, 2020 06:20AM
Free Giveaway: Grady Hendrix's new book
By Tom , "Big Daddy" · 5 posts · 27 views
last updated Apr 02, 2020 12:48PM
Janice Ellis, Award-Winning Author
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Cold Mountain
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Jun 30, 2021
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Child of God
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Knight's Gambit
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Apr 30, 2021
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The Prince of Tides
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Apr 30, 2021
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The Great Santini
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Apr 30, 2021
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Edisto
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Mar 31, 2021
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A Confederacy of Dunces
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Mar 31, 2021
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A Gracious Plenty
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Feb 28, 2021
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A Place on Earth
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Feb 28, 2021
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The Coal Tattoo
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Feb 28, 2021
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What shall we read in June, 2021? Books published in or before 1980.

 
  13 votes 24.5%

 
  11 votes 20.8%

 
  11 votes 20.8%

 
  8 votes 15.1%

 
  7 votes 13.2%

 
  3 votes 5.7%

53 total votes
Lawyer
Lawyer
Moderator Emeritus "Lawyer Stevens"

Diane Barnes
Diane
"Miss Scarlett"

Laura
Laura
"The Tall Woman"

Tom Mathews
Tom
"Big Daddy"

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