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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Cat on a Hot Tin Roof
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Start date
May 1, 2020
Finish date
May 31, 2020
Discussion
Group Reads: Pre-1980
Why we're reading this
Chosen as the Pre-1980 Group Read for May, 2020. Last read by the group in December of 2016.
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Burning Bright
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Start date
May 1, 2020
Finish date
May 31, 2020
Discussion
Group Reads: Post-1980
Why we're reading this
Chosen as post-1980 group read for May, 2020 .
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Joe
Joe
by
Start date
May 1, 2020
Finish date
May 31, 2020
Discussion
Group Reads: Moderator's Choice
Discussion leader
Diane Barnes
Why we're reading this
Moderator's Choice selection by Miss Scarlett, Diane.
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* Welcomes and Introductions
By Lawyer , Moderator Emeritus "Lawyer Stevens" · 1429 posts · 1029 views
last updated May 02, 2020 09:53PM
MESSAGES TO MIKE
By Diane , "Miss Scarlett" · 89 posts · 104 views
last updated 23 hours, 21 min ago
In Memoriam...
By Lawyer , Moderator Emeritus "Lawyer Stevens" · 173 posts · 288 views
last updated Feb 18, 2020 06:00PM
is iowa part the south
By Erika · 43 posts · 95 views
last updated Sep 18, 2019 02:50PM
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+ General Bookishness
* What are you reading? A Place for Reviews and Recommendations
By Lawyer , Moderator Emeritus "Lawyer Stevens" · 4859 posts · 1036 views
last updated May 26, 2020 08:08AM
* Kirk Smith's reading memorial
By Tom , "Big Daddy" · 46 posts · 77 views
last updated Aug 19, 2018 06:28PM
What do you consider your first Southern Literature reading experience?
By Lawyer , Moderator Emeritus "Lawyer Stevens" · 75 posts · 196 views
last updated May 20, 2020 06:58PM
Okra Picks Southern Literature
By Faith · 16 posts · 62 views
last updated Apr 06, 2020 09:25AM
* Initial Impressions: Joe, by Larry Brown - May 2020
By Tom , "Big Daddy" · 27 posts · 32 views
last updated May 25, 2020 06:41AM
* Final Impressions: Joe, by Larry Brown - May 2020
By Tom , "Big Daddy" · 26 posts · 27 views
last updated May 26, 2020 07:16PM
* Initial Impressions: The Cumberland Killers: A Kentucky Mystery, by James Aura - April 2020
By Tom , "Big Daddy" · 18 posts · 39 views
last updated Apr 26, 2020 02:36AM
* Final Impressions: The Cumberland Killers: A Kentucky Mystery, by James Aura - April 2020
By Tom , "Big Daddy" · 16 posts · 38 views
last updated May 06, 2020 04:44PM
* Initial Impressions: Burning Bright, by Ron Rash - May 2020
By Tom , "Big Daddy" · 37 posts · 31 views
last updated May 04, 2020 03:08PM
* Final Impressions: Burning Bright, by Ron Rash - May 2020
By Tom , "Big Daddy" · 15 posts · 29 views
last updated May 17, 2020 06:49PM
* Initial Impressions: The Sun Does Shine, by Anthony Ray Hinton - April 2020
By Tom , "Big Daddy" · 9 posts · 21 views
last updated Apr 09, 2020 11:10PM
* Final Impressions: The Sun Does Shine, by Anthony Ray Hinton - April 2020
By Tom , "Big Daddy" · 2 posts · 11 views
last updated Apr 12, 2020 06:56PM
* Initial Impressions: Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, by Tennessee Williams - May 2020
By Lawyer , Moderator Emeritus "Lawyer Stevens" · 41 posts · 89 views
last updated May 08, 2020 08:25PM
* Final Discussion: Cat on a Hot Tin Roof by Tennessee Williams -May 2020
By Diane , "Miss Scarlett" · 57 posts · 53 views
last updated May 06, 2020 08:22AM
* Initial Impressions: True Grit, by Charles Portis - April 2020
By Tom , "Big Daddy" · 10 posts · 34 views
last updated Apr 19, 2020 11:44AM
* Final Impressions: True Grit, by Charles Portis - April 2020
By Tom , "Big Daddy" · 7 posts · 28 views
last updated May 20, 2020 07:10AM
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+ Nominations
Now accepting nominations for July 2020 reads
By Diane , "Miss Scarlett" · 23 posts · 34 views
last updated May 18, 2020 08:38PM
Now accepting nominations for June, 2020, Group Reads
By Tom , "Big Daddy" · 28 posts · 92 views
last updated May 08, 2020 11:54PM
Now accepting nominations for May, 2020, Group Reads
By Tom , "Big Daddy" · 15 posts · 62 views
last updated Mar 19, 2020 07:20PM
This topic has been closed to new comments. Now accepting nominations for April, 2020, Group Reads
By Tom , "Big Daddy" · 62 posts · 88 views
last updated Feb 29, 2020 08:13PM
* HOW TO SPEAK SOUTHERN
By Diane , "Miss Scarlett" · 221 posts · 209 views
last updated Jan 25, 2020 10:10PM
Dead Mules
By Diane , "Miss Scarlett" · 46 posts · 81 views
last updated Aug 18, 2019 06:56PM
Dialects
By Jane · 7 posts · 26 views
last updated Jul 05, 2019 04:08AM
Customs surrounding death
By Jessie J · 9 posts · 80 views
last updated Jan 28, 2019 08:06PM
* Writer's Corner
By Lawyer , Moderator Emeritus "Lawyer Stevens" · 34 posts · 167 views
last updated Dec 11, 2017 06:23AM
Free Giveaway: Grady Hendrix's new book
By Tom , "Big Daddy" · 6 posts · 23 views
last updated Apr 02, 2020 12:48PM
Janice Ellis, Award-Winning Author
By Janice · 6 posts · 17 views
last updated Aug 14, 2018 11:46AM
May Book Giveaway
By Ed · 1 post · 28 views
last updated May 01, 2018 11:34AM
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An American Marriage
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Blackwood
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The Tall Woman
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True Grit
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Apr 30, 2020
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Calypso
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Mar 31, 2020
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Ship of Fools
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Mar 31, 2020
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The Water Dancer
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Mar 31, 2020
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Shiloh
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Feb 29, 2020
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Ellen Foster
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Feb 29, 2020
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Pudd'nhead Wilson
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Jan 31, 2020
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The Yellow House
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Jan 31, 2020
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The Golden Apples
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Jan 31, 2020
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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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