Literature Capsule: Southern Women

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  1. I love this post! I have read many of these books and will add some of them to my must read list. I agree, Anne Rivers Siddens Peachtree Road is a must read. I like that you included Mary Kay Andrews and Eugenia Price. There are so many great southern women writers it must have taken you a long time to get this list together.

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  2. Thanks…just printed this so I could look up some of these books. I’ve lived in the South forever, but never read any of these. I have seen the movies Gone with the Wind and The Color Purple, but not read the books.

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  3. Anne Rivers Siddons’ King’s Oak. An old one but I can still remember the tension in the story. My heart pounded. I think of her books as refined chick lit or posh beach reads. Love your list and your latest post.

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  4. Wonderful reminders of beloved books/authors! I’ll never forget how K.A. Porter’s “Pale Horse, Pale Rider” struck me in a college lit class….so much so that I ran out and bought her “Collected Stories.” Others on your list have a special place in my heart for various reasons. Thanks!

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  5. There’s a long list of poets that could be added to this list. Ruth Stone, Claudia Emerson and Adrian Blevins come to mind. Also, I did not see Kate Chopin on the list. I think that’s a biggie. I would add Ellen Douglas, Melanie Sumner, Beth Henley, Mary Hood, Joshilyn Jackson and Ann Patchett.

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