Any suggestions on good Southern novels
Anything by Fannie Flagg
“Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil”.
Before We Were Yours was a great book. Also The Mine and The Well by Gin Phillips.
Anything written by Pat Conroy
Alice + Freda Forever: A Murder in Memphis by Alexis Coe
Queen Sugar, Natalie Baszile
Delta Wedding, by Eudora Welty. The Autobiography of Jane Pittman, by Ernest Gaines. The Help by Kathryn Stockett. The Secret Life of Bees, by Sue Monk Kidd.
Bastard out of Carolina by Dorothy Allison
Trash, same author.
I Been in Sorrow’s Kitchen and Licked out all the Pots by Susan Straight
Any book by Frances Parkinson Keyes!
Gone with the Wind, anything by William Faulkner, Pat Conroy, the Natchez Burning series by Greg Iles, To Kill a Mockingbird, Alice Walker’s The Color Purple.
The Help by Kathryn Stockett
I think this question happened a mere week ago in this forum, right?
Anything by William Faulkner
Fried Green Tomatoes at the whistle stop cafe.
Anything by Joshilyn Jackson or Pat Conroy.
The Heart is a Lonely Hunter by Carson McCullers. One of my favorite novels!!
I love that one. An old novel that hits your heart.
The Invention of Wings by Sue Monk Kid.
Other Voices, Other Rooms – Capote. Lie Down in Darkness – Styron.
Sarah Addison Allen’s books like “The Girl Who Chased the Moon,” “Garden Spells.” Magical Realism, good stuff!
A really old one to laugh and cry out loud:. Cold Sassy Tree by Olivia Newton Burns.
When Bubba meets Buddha….funny, thought provoking with meaning, a must.
I’m writing all of these down.
Anything by Joshilyn Jackson!
Prince of Tides by Pat Conroy
Perfect Peace by Daniel Black. I am reading it now. Very good so far.
CANE RIVER by Lalita Tademy
Also RED RIVER
Terry Kay is my all time favorite Southern author.
Absolutely, me too!!
To Dance with the White Dog 💙
Best book ever! His latest, The Man Who Made Flowers…I think that’s it, is such a unique story.
I’ve loved all of his books. The Year the Lights Came On is one of my all-time favorites.
Yes, a great book.
Cold Sassy Tree!
Beach Music by Pat Conroy
I loved all his books except this one.
Actually, that’s the only one of his I’ve read and have always been curious about reading another. Care to recommend one?
@Walter The Prince of Tides, The Great Santini, The Lords of Discipline, all excellent !! South of Broad …
Sing, Undead, Sing by Jesmyn Ward. Flight Behavior by Barbara Kingsolver.
Sing, *unburied, sing. Excellent
@Jonathan whoops! Thanks for catching that.i shouldn’t type in the morning :-/
The Pecan Man by Cassie Dandridge Selleck
Jocelyn Jackson – absolutely everything she’s written. The Secret Lives of Bees by Sue Monk Kidd. The Help by Katherine Stockett (sp?) Absolutely everything written by Barbara Kingsolver. Someone mentioned Flight Behavior upthread. I enjoyed that but Prodigal Summer may be my favorite.
Me too, all of those.
I’m finishing gone with the wind…can’t get more southern than that!
Greg Iles writes some great mystery/thrillers that take place in Mississippi.
Gone with the wind😭😭
I thought of one more…Calling Me Home by Julie Kibler
Check out Anne Rivers Siddens; Patrick Conroy
I agree with other posters, anything by Anne Rivers Siddons and Patric Conroy, I would like to add John Hart
Anything by Fannie Flagg, if you are looking for light and fun.
Sally by J. Schlenker
Writing these down to buy on eBay or Kindle for I’m working on a novel, Southern Bred but Northern Born.
I highly recommend author T.R. Pearson.
It’s not a novel, but reads like one- “midnight in the garden of good and evil”
Bastard out of Carolina
That movie just about killed me when I saw it
Loved this book, but wow, was it ever brutal at times!!
That book just about killed me. Didn’t know it was a movie.
Ann Hite, Wiley Cash, Ron Rash, Charles Frazier, Sharyn McCrumb, Ferrol Sams, Michael Lee West. for something unique Alex Bledsoe, with his Tufa fairy series.
The Invention of Wings by Sue Monk Kidd
Walker Percy, “The Moviegoer”
The Cutting Season by Attica Locke
Natchez burning series
Midnight in the Garden of Good & Evil-delicious read!!
Cold Sassy Tree by Olive Ann Burns
Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood & Little Altars Everywhere by Rebecca Wells, Fried Green Tomatoes the the Whistle Stop Cafe by Fannie Flagg, The Color Purple by Alice Walker, Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neale Hurston
Confessions of a Failed Southern Lady by Florence King. Anything by Florence King.
Alamo House: Women without Men, Men without Brains, by Sarah Byrd.
High Hearts, by Rita Mae Brown
Anything by Ellen Gilchrist.
Ellen Gilchrist has written some great books and short stories.
The Secret Sense Of Wildflower by Susan Gabriel A Parchment of Leaves by Silas House The Ballad Of Frankie Silver by Sharyn McCrumb The Education Of Little Tree by Forrest Carter The Tall Woman by Wilma Dykeman Walking Across Egypt by Clyde Edgerton
Welcome to the world, baby girl by Fannie Flagg.
The Painted House by John Grisom- can’t put it down
I am welcomed to all. I’m saving this when y’all are finished. I’m a writer myself, my first book, Northern Born but Southern Bred. A book of short stories, the first being, “Tupelo Outhouse.”. You can imagine 11 years old from Detroit to Great grandma’s dog trot house in Tupelo, MS. To get to the outhouse you walked a mile to the church which had one. LOL
The Lost Season by Pat Conroy
Anything by Dorothea Benton Frank
Anything by Mary Kay Andrews.
Pat Conroy-anything by him
Feast of All Saints by Anne Rice. (No vampires, witches, werewolves, or ghosts)
Joshilyn Jackson,any or all!!
Pay conroy wrote great novels. Charlaine Harris and the true blood series if you are into paranormal
With Love, Charleston and My Dearest Cecelia which is a true story based on General Sherman and a woman he supposedly had an affair with before the war. also, Mrs Lee and Mrs gray a book by Dorothy Love based on letters between Robert E Lee’s wife and Mrs. Salina Gray one of her slaves which was free
American War. It’s new, science fiction and takes place in the south.
The invention of Wings. Absolutely could not put it down❤️
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