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!

3 Answers

  • Lark
    Lv 7
    1 decade ago
    Favorite Answer

    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.


    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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