Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Southern books to check out...

Here's a random list of Southern-style books I've found while rambling online... I haven't read any of them, but they all look interesting, and I'm going to try to check them out this year.

Flannery O'Connor: The Cartoons. Before she became an author, O'Connor wanted to be a cartoonist. Here's an anthology of her cartoons for high school and college publications.

Preachers and misfits, prophets, and thieves: The minister in Southern fiction by G. Lee Ramsey, Jr. An exploration of the weird world of religious zealots in Southern fiction such as Flannery O'Connor's Wise Blood.

Southern Fried Women by Pamela King Cable. Ten short stories featuring women of the "real" South; these ain't your typical Southern Belles!

In Love with the Enemy by Brigett Scott. This is the first novel from Scott, who is also an assistant professor at Nicholls State University in Louisiana. Her book features a "small-town Southern girl" who looks to be a regular "Jane Bond"!

1 comment:

Marianne Wheelaghan said...

Hi Louisa

had no idea that Flannery O'Connor wanted to be a cartoonist. Be really interested to know how you find them.

Not sure if I can get any of the books here in the UK. Will wait to hear how you get on :)