Books from the South?

I need books that take palce in the South. Like what happens. I love the hospitality and warmness that that kind of book gives off. For example like The Book of Bright Ideas. Or Sweet Home Alabama. Even though thats a movie. Things like that. I would like more modern books. Not like "Gone With The Wind" or things like that. Thanks!

Oh and Title and Author please!

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  • Lark
    Lv 7
    1 decade ago
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    I love Fannie Flagg's books "Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Cafe" and "Daisy Fay and the Miracle Man" because they're charming, colorful & funny.

    I also like Rebecca Wells who wrote "Divine Secrets of the Ya Ya Sisterhood, "Ya Yas in Bloom" & "Little Altars Everywhere." They're sassy and so evocative of Southern life. The book Divine Secrets is SO much better than the movie.

    Also:

    Most of John Grisham's books are set in the South

    Lee Smith "On Agate Hill" is my fav but all her books are great

    Olive Ann Burns ~ "Cold Sassy Tree"

    John Berend ~ "Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil"

    Dorothy Alison ~ "Bastard out of Carolina"

    Gail Godwin ~ All of her books are great

    Kaye Gibbons ~ "Ellen Forster"

    Billie Letts ~ "Where the Heart Is" (the book is SO much better than the movie)

    Older but awesome Southern writers:

    Kate Chopin ~ "The Awakening"

    Harper Lee ~ "To Kill a Mockingbird"

    Alice Walker ~ "The Color Purple"

    Maya Angelou ~ "I know why the caged bird sings"

    Tennessee Williams ~ "A Streetcar Named Desire"

    Mark Twain ~ "Adventures of Huck Finn"

    Eudora Welty ~ "The Optimist's Daughter"

    William Faulker ~ "As I Lay Dying"

    Flannery O'Connor ~ "A Wise Blood"

    Btw, I freaking adored "The Book of Bright Ideas!" My little sister looks so much like the girl on the cover, and she's so much like the British version of Winnalee I nicknamed her "Zaralee." : )

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Cold Sassy Tree- Olive Ann Burns

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