The Best Books of 2016 by Southern Authors
When you close one good book, there are plenty to follow.
Here in the South, we love our stories. We love to sit on the porch and trade tall tales, to rehash family lore over the dinner table until it becomes legend, to curl up with books about our history, our land and our future. The heroes and heroines of our fiction inspire us to live life more legendary, and the true stories make us proud and ready to take on the difficulties in our own lives. As we look back on 2016, we’re proud to report that storytelling in the South is alive and well—from novels to non-fiction, from art books to children’s picture books, from long, dramatic epics to hilarious short stories, here are our favorite Southern books published in 2016.