What Do I Read Next?
Last Updated on July 29, 2019, by eNotes Editorial. Word Count: 190
- The Beans of Egypt Maine (1986) by Carolyn Chute tells the story of a poor, uneducated family from the backwoods of Maine.
- In Ursula Hegi's novel The Salt Dancers (1985), forty-one-year-old Julia, haunted by memories of her abusive father and the mother who abandoned her, returns home to see her father after twenty-three years. Unmarried and pregnant, Julia believes she must come to terms with her past in order to nurture her own child.
- One or Two Things I Know for Sure (1995) is Dorothy Allison's memoir of her family and childhood. The text draws on a spoken word performance and is embellished by photographs.
- Southern writer Bobbie Ann Mason's memoir, Clear Springs (1999), recounts the author's childhood growing up in rural Kentucky and the effect that her past had on her career as a writer.
- To Kill a Mockingbird (1960), Harper Lee's Pulitzer Prize-winning novel, is the story of a young girl's awakening to the racial prejudice of the 1930s South.
- Allison's second novel, Cavedweller (1999), tells the story of Delia Byrd who returns to the South to be a mother to her children years after leaving them in the hands of her abusive husband.