Great Books of Southern Fiction

Josh Jackson, Editor-in-Chief of Paste Magazine, lists the 10 greatest works of Southern fiction. Do you agree?

1. The Complete Stories by Flannery O'Connor
2. The Last Gentleman/The Second Coming by Walker Percy
3. Raney by Clyde Edgerton
4. A Confederacy of Dunces by John Kennedy Toole
5. To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee
6. Land o' Goshen by Charles McNair
7. Run With the Horsemen by Ferrol Sams
8. Cold Mountain by Charles Frazier
9. The Mysterious Secret of the Valuable Treasure by Jack Pendarvis
10. Ellen Foster by Kaye Gibbons
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message 1: by Todd (last edited Jul 11, 2008 10:43AM) (new)

Todd Johnson There's another list with a similar spirit, titled "Best Southern Literature," here:
http://www.goodreads.com/list/show/58...


message 2: by Edwin (new)

Edwin Add anything by Joshilyn Jackson!!


message 3: by jo (new)

jo irene sabatini's The Boy Next Door is set is zimbabwe!


message 4: by BookLovingLady (new)

BookLovingLady @Chelsea Marie
Don't know if I agree or not with Josh Jackson, Editor-in-Chief of Paste Magazine, as I've read only one book of the books he mentions... :-0


message 5: by Susan (new)

Susan A Summons to Memphis certainly beats Ellen Foster hands dowan. It is my least favorite of Kaye Gibbons' work. I much prefer Charms for the Easy Life. But Robert Morgan gets everything right.


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