Growing Up in the South

19 08 2010

I’ve saved the best for last! Not that there’s any end to the wealth of Southern short stories, but for our SIT short story feature this week, I’ve saved my favorite collection for today.

Comprised of stories from some of the Southern fiction greats such as William Faulkner, Flannery O’Connor, Eudora Welty (and 21 others) this collection focuses on an experience we’ve all had — growing up.

Coming of age stories are always a favorite and these stories marry that theme with our favorite place. The sense of the South and the past connects through the great writing in these pieces.

Settle down this week and read some of these wonderful stories before the summer ends.

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20 08 2010
Suwannee Refugee

Thanks for the heads up on this book. I’m always up for a good Southern book.

20 08 2010
southrnsuga

I found a book recently in a used book store that has nothing but Southern quotes, sayings, foods, etc… The best part is the inscription, which leads us to believe the person was moving to the south, and the book was a gift to help with the dialect. Just another gem along the way.

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