38 Books Every Southern Woman Should Read

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As anyone who has spent time in the region will tell you, the South is a place unlike any other. The mere mention of it brings to mind contrasting images of gentility and grit, hospitality and racism, beaches and bayous. Those of us who live here are well aware of these contradictions, as the art, literature, and music coming from this area often reflects.

These are the titles every Southern woman should read, whether or not she was born here, and whether or not she still lives here. These books are the distilled, moonshine essence of the South.

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