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MODERN SOUTHERN LITERATURE
Fourth Monday, 7pm
Discover gems of contemporary Southern literature.
Discuss our latest book and identify a favorite author or two! Read a novel each month, then discuss and share insights at the monthly meeting. Experience a new world of Southern authors. Happy reading!
Below are the books we have chosen and the dates we will discuss them.
Beach House by Mary Alice Monroe
A poignant, charming story of two women, one summer, and one very special beach house on the Isle of Palms.
Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens
An exquisite ode to the natural world, a heartbreaking coming-of-age story, and a surprising tale of possible murder.
Cape Fear Rising by Philip Gerard
A story of one city's racial nightmare - a nightmare that was repeated throughout the South at the turn of the century. Although told as fiction, the core of this novel strikes at the heart of racial strife in America.
The Best of Enemies by Osha Gray Davidson
The rivalry between a civil rights activist and a Ku Klux Klan leader over court-ordered school desegregation in Durham. A vivid portrait of a relationship that defied all odds.
The Optimist’s Daughter by Eudora Welty
A young woman
returns to New
Orleans where her
father is dying. After
his death Laurel
finally comes to
an understanding of
the past, herself, and
Fried Green Tomatoes by Fannie Flagg
A story of two women in the 1980s, gray-headed Mrs. Threadgoode telling her life story to Evelyn who is in the sad slump of middle age.