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31 Books You Need to Read If You Want to Understand the American South

We asked members of the BuzzFeed Community to tell us about their favorite books about the American South. Here are the must-read results:
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avg. score: 5 of 31 (16%)
required scores: 1, 2, 3, 5, 8 

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The Complete Stories of Flannery O'Conner (Flannery O'Conner)
The Complete Stories of Flannery O'Conner (Flannery O'Conner)
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Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Cafe (Fannie Flagg)
Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Cafe (Fannie Flagg)
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The Known World (Edward P. Jones)
The Known World (Edward P. Jones)
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Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil
Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil
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5
Their Eyes Were Watching God
Their Eyes Were Watching God
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The Secret Life of Bees
The Secret Life of Bees
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The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter
The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter
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I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings
I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings
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Cold Mountain
Cold Mountain
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Prodigal Summer
Prodigal Summer
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The Sound and the Fury
The Sound and the Fury
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Black Boy (Richard Wright)
Black Boy (Richard Wright)
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13
Cane River (Lalita Tademy)
Cane River (Lalita Tademy)
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Bastard Out of Carolina (Dorothy Allison)
Bastard Out of Carolina (Dorothy Allison)
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Child of God
Child of God
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Salvage the Bones
Salvage the Bones
17
Storming Heaven (Denise Giardina)
Storming Heaven (Denise Giardina)
18
Confessions of a Failed Southern Lady (Florence King)
Confessions of a Failed Southern Lady (Florence King)
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A Time to Kill (John Grisham)
A Time to Kill (John Grisham)
20
Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry
Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry
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21
Natchez Burning (Greg Iles)
Natchez Burning (Greg Iles)
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Beloved (Toni Morrison)
Beloved (Toni Morrison)
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Strange Fruit (Lillian Smith)
Strange Fruit (Lillian Smith)
24
Beach Music (Pat Conroy)
Beach Music (Pat Conroy)
25
The Dangerous Lives of Altar Boys (Chris Fuhrman)
The Dangerous Lives of Altar Boys (Chris Fuhrman)
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Zora and Nicky (Claudia Mair Burney)
Zora and Nicky (Claudia Mair Burney)
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Run With the Horsemen (Ferrol Sams)
Run With the Horsemen (Ferrol Sams)
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A Confederacy of Dunces
A Confederacy of Dunces
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All Over but the Shoutin' (Rick Bragg)
All Over but the Shoutin' (Rick Bragg)
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The Keepers of the House
The Keepers of the House
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To Kill a Mockingbird (Harper Lee)
To Kill a Mockingbird (Harper Lee)
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