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Best Novels to Read By Southern Authors

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The Line that Held Us

This is a book written by David Joy, a critically acclaimed author. This is a story centered on family, friendship, accidental death, and the consequences that resonate through the lives of four individuals that will be changed forever.

Darl Moody, who has been hunting a monster buck for many years, accidentally shoots a man belonging to the Brewer family, a family highly renowned for being vengeful and violent.

Without any other option, he calls for assistance from Calvin Hooper, his best friend, to help him sort things out. However, Dwayne Brewer comes in search of his lost brother and finds his way back to Calvin and Darl. He then unleashes his revenge, which shatters their entire lives.

This is a story that is well balanced between redemption, havoc, loyalty, and love. This is undoubtedly an excellent read for anyone in Indian Christian matrimony.

Smack Dab in the Middle of Maybe by Jo Watson Hackl

This is a fascinating read put together by Jo Watson Hackl. It covers the story of Cricket, who always heard stories from her mother about a strange room painted by a strange artist. When Cricket’s mum runs off, she starts to believe the room may have the answers to getting her mum back. She goes out on a quest to find this room.

However, the only clue she has is a coin from a ghost town situated in the woods. With only a coat filled with snacks and an old guide book owned by her father, Cricket heads out on her journey to locate this room. If you are a fun of adventure, suspense, and mystery, then this is undoubtedly a great book to read.

Light in August

This is a book written by William Faulkner. It is a complicated novel centered on the lives of three major characters:

  • Lena Grove, who is in a desperate search for the father of the child in her womb.
  • Joe Christmas, who faces a lot of battles within himself due to his mixed-race ancestry.
  • Reverend Gail Hightower, who battles with visions of ghostly Confederate soldiers riding on horseback.

Read how these three stories link to create the perfect book.

The Prince of Tides

This is a thrilling release by Pat Conroy. It focuses on a family residing in the South Carolina low country. It’s main character Tom Wingo, delves deep into his sad memories from childhood, to aid his sister Savannah, who is a suicidal poet, goes through the emotional pain she is dealing with.

Other books similar to this include:

  • As I Lay Dying by William Faulkner
  • The Awakening by Kate Chopin
  • Bastard Out of Carolina by Dorothy Allison

Sanctuary by William Faulkner

This is a book that thoroughly examines the real nature of evil. It has some particularly intriguing characters. Temple Drake, the core character, is raped by a gangster, who then holds her hostage in a brothel in New Orleans. Find out how her character develops from this traumatic ordeal.

Absalom, Absalom! by William Faulkner

This is one of the best southern novels you can read. In Absalom, Absalom, William Faulkner shows his storytelling and narrative skills. This book covers the civil war and portrays Quentin Compson’s actual feelings about his homeland. If you love accurately portrayed books that cover the Civil war, this is a book that gets you there.

Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neale Hurston

This is a fascinating story that covers the life of Janie Crawford and how she makes the transition from girl to woman. This is a story about growth and is certain to make a great read for anyone.

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