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Oxford American: The Best Southern Nonfiction of All Time (84 books)

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Best Nonfiction Books of 2018

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The Best Nonfiction Books of 2019

Preferably with a cool glass of sweet tea. Flannery O'Conner masters Southern Gothic and makes that story an instant classic. Being from Savannah, and sharing the same hometown as Mrs. O'Conner makes me lover her even more. Fried Green Tomatoes shows Alabama through two timelines. In the s, a woman in the midst of a midlife slump is revived by an unexpected friendship with the elderly Mrs. Threadgoode — who recounts stories of Whistle Stop in the s, and the two women who built their lives around their little cafe.

While fiction transports us to imaginary worlds, the best nonfiction books allow us to get lost in someone else's real story. And this year, there are plenty on the docket that you won't be able to put down. There are memoirs set in Portland, Oregon, Boca Raton, Florida and the Upper East Side of Manhattan, a trio of instant feminist classics, and a tale of true crime that doubles as a literary mystery. Plus, we've got collections of longform journalism and a biography of a cherished American writer. Dive in to the best nonfiction books of —and check back as we update this list.

Jan 30, 84 books based on 25 votes: The Strange Career of Jim Crow by C. Vann Woodward, Life on the Mississippi by Mark Twain, Midnight in the.
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The best southern United States nonfiction books of all time judged by literary experts and authors. The title is from Black Boy is an autobiography by Richard Wright.

Each year, hundreds of booksellers and readers across the South vote on the books they have most enjoyed selling, recommending, and reading. Voting began November 10, and lasted until February 1, Winners were announced on February 14, From critically acclaimed author David Joy comes a remarkable novel about the cover-up of an accidental death, and the dark consequences that reverberate through the lives of four people who will never be the same again. When Darl Moody went hunting after a monster buck he's chased for years, he never expected he'd accidentally shoot a man digging ginseng. Worse yet, he's killed a Brewer, a family notorious for vengeance and violence.

While a great novel can be engaging, there's nothing quite like a true story—whether that story comes in the form of deep reporting, memoir, or personal essays. Nonfiction gives us the chance to look at the world around us and learn something about how we fit within it. And nonfiction also tells us a lot about ourselves. Here are the best nonfiction books of Buy on Amazon. Sandra Allen received a manuscript of her uncle Bob's autobiography in , a sprawling page piece of writing entirely in all caps and full of streams of consciousness.

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