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Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Great Southern Novels



Writer Wiley Cash. who hails from western North Carolina, recently published his list of 11 Greatest Southern Novels. The author, who just published A Land More Kind Than Home, is a regular contributor to The Huffington Post.

“Many of these novels are works that aided in my development as a young writer who desperately wanted to become a Southern writer, “Cash wrote. “Many of these novels aided in my development as a young man who found himself questioning what it means to be ‘Southern’ and to have people, for reasons good or bad, describe you that way.”

Here is a sampling from his list:

Look Homeward, Angel by Thomas Wolfe

Light in August by William Faulkner

In Country by Bobbie Ann Mason

Of Love and Dust by Ernest J. Gaines

I Am One of You Forever by Fred Chappell

Salvage the Bones by Jesmyn Ward

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