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Top 7 Southern Novels—Add Yours

The American South has produced tremendous literary contributions and inspired great novels. Here are seven of my favorite novels about the region. Add yours by leaving a comment below.

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#1 "To Kill a Mockingbird" by Harper Lee

Set in Alabama.

#2 "Gone with the Wind" by Margaret Mitchell

Set in Georgia.

#3 "Cold Mountain" by Charles Frazier

Set in North Carolina.

#4 "The Help" by Kathryn Stockett

Set in Mississippi.

#5 "True Grit" by Charles Portis

Set in Arkansas.

#6 "Beloved" by Toni Morrison

Set in Kentucky and Ohio.

#7 "As I Lay Dying" by William Faulkner

Set in Mississippi.

Cindy Fazzi is a Philippine-born American writer who has worked as a journalist in the Philippines, Taiwan, and the United States. She's a former Associated Press news staffer. Her debut romance, "In His Corner," was published under the pen name Vina Arno by Lyrical Press, an imprint of Kensington Publishing Corp.

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