From the list on classic and contemporary Southern women’s fiction.
Who am I?
As a full-time English professor at Blinn College, I always try to choose stories for the literature classes I teach which will resonate with students. Likewise, as an author myself, I aim for that same approach with fiction writing: I want people to remember and reflect on what they read. Memorable settings can help achieve that, so it’s my pleasure to share some of these in America's South that span both the classic side of the spectrum as well as the contemporary side.
Audrey's book list on classic and contemporary Southern women’s fiction
Why did Audrey love this book?
Georgia-born Flannery O’Connor gifted the world with dozens of stories, which can be read individually or collectively.
Set on farms, in small towns, and off-the-beaten path, she colorfully explores both people and places, inviting readers along to do the same. Some stories are folksy, some are humorous, and some are dark, but one thread is constant: her highly individualized style is built on strong literary conventions.