Some Southern Favorites

Here's just some of our store's current and all-time Southern favorites.  Come on by the store to see our Southern section!

To Kill a Mockingbird Cover Image
ISBN: 9780061120084
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Published: HarperCollins Publishers - May 23rd, 2006

Harper Lee's Pulitzer Prize-winning masterwork of honor and injustice in the deep South--and the heroism of one man in the face of blind and violent hatred

A Land Remembered Cover Image
ISBN: 9781561641161
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Published: Pineapple Press - September 1996

A Land Remembered has been ranked #1 Best Florida Book eight times in annual polls conducted by Florida Monthly Magazine.

PIn this best-selling novel, Patrick Smith tells the story of three generations of the MacIveys, a Florida family who battle the hardships of the frontier to rise from a dirt-poor Cracker life to the wealth and standing of real estate tycoons.

The Blood of Heaven Cover Image
ISBN: 9780802121196
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Published: Grove Press - June 10th, 2014

"The Blood of Heaven" is the story of Angel Woolsack, a preacher's son, who flees the hardscrabble life of his itinerant father, falls in with a charismatic highwayman, then settles with his adopted brothers on the rough frontier of West Florida, where American settlers are carving their place out of lands held by the Spaniards and the French.

Wash Cover Image
ISBN: 9780802122032
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Published: Grove Press - November 12th, 2013

One of "Time" Magazine's "21 Female Authors You Should Be Reading"
Named a Best Book of 2013 by the "Wall Street Journal"
A "New York Times" Editors Choice
An "O Magazine" Top Ten Pick

All Over But the Shoutin' Cover Image
ISBN: 9780679774020
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Published: Vintage Books USA - September 8th, 1998

A New York Times Notable Book of the Year

Cold Sassy Tree Cover Image
ISBN: 9780618919710
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Published: Mariner Books - September 4th, 2007

The one thing you can depend on in Cold Sassy, Georgia, is that word gets around--fast. When Grandpa E. Rucker Blakeslee announces one July morning in 1906 that he's aiming to marry the young and freckledy milliner, Miss Love Simpson--a bare three weeks after Granny Blakeslee has gone to her reward--the news is served up all over town with that afternoon's dinner.

Crooked Letter, Crooked Letter Cover Image
ISBN: 9780060594671
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Published: Harper Perennial - May 17th, 2011

"The classic trifecta of talent, heart, and a bone-deep sense of storytelling....A masterful performance, deftly rendered and deeply satisfying. For days on end, I woke with this story on my mind."

Gods in Alabama Cover Image
ISBN: 9780446694537
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Published: Warner Books (NY) - June 13th, 2006

For 10 years Arlene has kept her promises, and God has kept His end of the bargain. Until now. When an old schoolmate from Possett turns up at Arlene's door in Chicago asking questions about Jim Beverly, former quarterback and god of Possett High, Arlene's break with her former hometown is forced to an end.

One Mississippi Cover Image
ISBN: 9780316012126
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Published: Back Bay Books - September 17th, 2007

"There is nothing small about Childress's fine novel. It's big in all the ways that matter - big in daring, big in insight, and big-hearted. Really, really big-hearted." -New Orleans Times-Picayune

Mother of Rain Cover Image
ISBN: 9780881464481
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Published: Mercer University Press - September 30th, 2013

Savannah by the Sea Cover Image
ISBN: 9781595541604
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Published: WestBow Press - May 30th, 2006

First, I had to lie to my boss. (Sort of.) Then my parents had a fight. (They never fight.) The pint-sized lapdog that is treated better than I am has thrown up. (Twice.) This vacation hasn't even started...and I'm ready to go home.

Saving CeeCee Honeycutt Cover Image
ISBN: 9780143118572
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Published: Penguin Books - October 26th, 2010

Steel Magnolias meets The Help in Beth Hoffman's New York Times bestselling Southern debut novel, Saving CeeCee Honeycutt

The Secret Life of Bees Cover Image
ISBN: 9780142001745
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Published: Penguin Books - January 28th, 2003

The multi-million bestselling novel about a young girl's journey towards healing and the transforming power of love, from the award-winning author of The Invention of Wings

We're Just Like You, Only Prettier: Confessions of a Tarnished Southern Belle Cover Image
ISBN: 9780312312442
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Published: St. Martin's Griffin - February 2005

Why couldn't the Sopranos survive living down South? Simple. You can't shoot a guy full of holes after eating chicken and pastry, spoon bread, okra, and tomatoes.

What does a Southern woman consider grounds for divorce? When daddy takes the kids out in public dressed in their pajama tops and Tweety Bird swim socks. Again.

Suck Your Stomach in and Put Some Color on: What Southern Mamas Tell Their Daughters That the Rest of Y'All Should Know Too Cover Image
ISBN: 9780425221341
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Published: Berkley Publishing Group - May 6th, 2008

The host of All Things Southern shares the sass and strength of Southern mamas in this spunky guide to life.

The bestselling author of Suck Your Stomach In & Put Some Color On returns with more helpful how-to's and keen observations from Dixie.

The House on First Street: My New Orleans Story Cover Image
ISBN: 9780061136658
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Published: Harper Perennial - June 30th, 2009

After fifteen years of living like a vagabond on her reporter's schedule, Julia Reed got married and bought a house in the historic Garden District. Four weeks after she moved in, Hurricane Katrina struck. The House on First Street is the chronicle of Reed's remarkable and often hilarious homecoming, as well as a thoroughly original tribute to our country's most original city.

The Help Cover Image
ISBN: 9780425232200
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Published: Berkley Publishing Group - April 5th, 2011

The #1 New York Times bestselling novel and basis for the Academy Award-winning film.

The Many Aspects of Mobile Home Living Cover Image
ISBN: 9780375707094
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Published: Vintage Books USA - March 27th, 2001

In this masterful debut, Martin Clark proves to be the heir apparent of great Southern raconteurs and the envy of more seasoned novelists as he takes us on a frantic tour of the modern south.

The Storycatcher Cover Image
ISBN: 9781451692273
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Published: Gallery Books - September 10th, 2013

From the author of the "wonderfully crafted" (San Francisco Book Review) Ghost on Black Mountain comes a haunting gothic novel set in the Depression-era South about two young women who form an unlikely alliance when the spirit of a dead woman takes up residence in their home.

The Sunday Wife Cover Image
By Cassandra King (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780786890446
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Published: Hyperion Books - July 2nd, 2003

A captivating novel about one woman's journey toward independence and the life-changing friendship that guides her there. Married for 20 years to the Reverend Benjamin Lynch, a handsome, ambitious minister of the prestigious Methodist church, Dean Lynch has never quite adjusted her temperament to the demands of the role of a Sunday wife.

My Southern Journey: True Stories from the Heart of the South Cover Image
ISBN: 9780848746391
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Published: Oxmoor House - September 15th, 2015


From the celebrated bestselling author of All Over but the Shoutin' and winner of the Pulitzer Prize, Rick Bragg, comes a poignant and wryly funny collection of essays on life in the south.

The Potlikker Papers: A Food History of the Modern South Cover Image
ISBN: 9781594206559
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Published: Penguin Press - May 16th, 2017

"The one food book you must read this year."
--Southern Living

A people's history that reveals how Southerners shaped American culinary identity and how race relations impacted Southern food culture over six revolutionary decades