I’m a member of the Deep South group on LibraryThing. Since I’m not exactly a native southerner (though I claim to southern every chance I get) I thought it’d be a fun way to get to know some of the southern writiers. So far this group hasn’t disappointed. It’s an odd mesh of people who love to read. And so far no one has nominated any of the heavy hitters (Faulkner, etc.) just good honest southern lit.
If you’re interested, join us! Right now, the group is reading Ecology of a Cracker Childhood. It’s pretty good so far. I can see why it was nominated. If you’ve spent any time driving around the southern US then you’ll be able to picture the settings of this book.