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Book awards: Oxford American Most Underrated Southern Books

Book awards by cover

Works (32)

Coming of Age in Mississippi by Anne Moody
Cross Creek by Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings
A Death in the Family by James Agee
The Gay Place by Billy Lee Brammer
George Washington: A Biography (7 volumes) by Douglas Southall Freeman
Go Down, Moses by William Faulkner
Gone with the Wind by Margaret Mitchell
The Great Big Doorstep (Lost American fiction) by E. P. O'Donnell
Hold Autumn in Your Hand (A Zia Book) by George Sessions Perry
It Is Time, Lord (Voices of the South) by Fred Chappell
Jubilee by Margaret Walker
The Kandy-Kolored Tangerine-Flake Streamline Baby by Tom Wolfe
The Keepers of the House by Shirley Ann Grau
Killers of the Dream by Lillian Smith
Lovers of Louisiana (To-Day) by George W. Cable
The Member of the Wedding by Carson McCullers
Negroes With Guns by Robert F. Williams
Night Comes to the Cumberlands: A Biography of a Depressed Area by Harry M. Caudill
Of Love and Dust by Ernest J. Gaines
The Recording Angel by Corra Harris
River of Earth by James Still
Sartoris by William Faulkner
The Sheltered Life by Ellen Glasgow
The Southern Tradition at Bay: A History of Postbellum Thought by Richard M. Weaver
Stoner by John Williams
The Time of Man: A Novel by Elizabeth Madox Roberts
To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee
To Make My Bread by Grace Lumpkin
True Grit by Charles Portis
A Walk on the Wild Side: A Novel by Nelson Algren
The Wave (Voices of the South) by Evelyn Scott
Youngblood by John Oliver Killens

Award description

Oxford American's poll on the best southern books also asked its judges to name the most underrated southern books. A sampling, with judges' comments, was published in the August 2009 issue of Oxford American, and the full list in its website.


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