Southern Authors

The Whole Town's Talking Fannie Flagg

THE WHOLE TOWN'S TALKING follows neighbors and descendants of the founders of a small town as they live, love, die and carry on in manners and ways unseen and heard before. This wonderful feel-good story is about a community that never dies. This title has been selected as a Booksmith Timeless Classic, meaning...

A Redbird Christmas Fannie Flagg

A REDBIRD CHRISTMAS is a story of faith and hope for all ages and has become our staple holiday gift year after year. After receiving a terrible diagnosis from his doctor, a man from Chicago leaves the cold weather behind to spend a little magical time in the South.

 

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Afternoons with Harper Lee Wayne Flynt

AFTERNOONS WITH HARPER LEE is an open window into the life of one of the literary world's most private icons, written by the one who knew her best. It is full of personal stories and laughter, as well as never-before-revealed biographical insights. Harper Lee would love this book - so will you!

 

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Alabama: The History of a Deep South State, Bicentennial Edition Wayne Flynt

ALABAMA: THE HISTORY OF A DEEP SOUTH STATE, BICENTENNIAL EDITION is the essential history of the great state of Alabama,...

Varina Charles Frazier

VARINA brings Charles Frazier's readers back to the devastation of Cold Mountain, but with a meticulously researched and beautifully written inside look at the wife of Jefferson Davis, and how she was forced to cope with a life she never imaged after meeting the wealthy planter as a teenager.

 

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Cold Mountain Charles Frazier

COLD MOUNTAIN tells the story of a soldier returning to his sweetheart after the Civil War. His journey back through desolate landscape and their struggles at reunion are told in such an eloquent manner to have won the National Book Award and become one of the most acclaimed debut novels of our time.

 

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The Trackers Charles Frazier

THE TRACKERS is set during the roughest part of the depression and follows an artist attempting to track down the missing wife of his wealthy benefactor. 

 

THIS COPY will be hand signed by Charles Frazier on the title page at the store. It is a new, unread first...

Rural Studio at Twenty: Designing and Building in Hale County, Alabama Andrew Freear

RURAL STUDIO AT TWENTY is a retrospective look at the first two decades of the Rural Studio at...

The Lost Country William Gay

THE LOST COUNTRY might very well be the most anticipated Southern Gothic novel ever published. The astonishing delivery of the manuscript, ten years after the advance was paid and six years after the author's death, presents a mystery unto itself. The haunting prose of this dark road trip grips the reader with multiple...

Blood, Bone, and Marrow: A Biography of Harry Crews Ted Geltner

BLOOD, BONE, AND MARROW: A BIOGRAPHY OF HARRY CREWS gives a true look at the outlaw writer whose personal life rivaled that of his darkest characters.

 

THIS COPY (shown below) was hand signed by Ted Geltner on the title page while on tour with Michael Connelly (who wrote the...