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Novels set in Alabama

This list has 2 sub-lists and 29 members. See also Alabama in fiction, Novels set in the United States by state, Books about Alabama
  • The Castle Cross the Magnet Carter
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    The Castle Cross the Magnet Carter is a 2016 novel by American playwright and author Kia Corthron. It won the 2016 Center for Fiction First Novel Prize.
  • Lee (novel)
    Lee (novel) Topic
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    Lee is a 1991 novel by the American writer Tito Perdue. It tells the story of an angry and well-read septuagenarian, Leland "Lee" Pefley, who returns to his hometown in Alabama after many years in the North.
  • Weightless (novel)
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    Weightless, released in Germany as Die Neue (The New), is a 2015 young adult novel and the debut work of the American author Sarah Bannan. It was first published in the United Kingdom through Bloomsbury Circus on 12 March 2015, followed by a United States release on 30 June through St. Martin's Griffin. The work deals with the themes of cyberbullying and peer pressure and is told from the viewpoint of several anonymous narrators as they reflect upon the appearance of a new student that stirs up differing emotions from various people.
  • Go Set a Watchman
    Go Set a Watchman 2015 novel by Harper Lee
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    Go Set a Watchman is a novel by Harper Lee published on July 14, 2015 by HarperCollins, United States and William Heinemann, United Kingdom. Although written before her first and only other published novel, the Pulitzer Prize–winning To Kill a Mockingbird—and initially promoted by its publisher as a sequel—it is now accepted as being a first draft of the famous novel, with many passages being used again in To Kill a Mockingbird.
  • What They Always Tell Us
    What They Always Tell Us 2008 novel by Martin Wilson
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    What They Always Tell Us is the first novel by Martin Wilson, focusing on the relationship between two high school age brothers as one begins to embrace his homosexuality. The book was a finalist in the Children's/Young Adult category at the 2009 Lambda Literary Awards, but lost to Out of the Pocket by Bill Konigsberg. What They Always Tell Us was also chosen for the ALA's 2009 Rainbow List.
  • Alabama Moon
    Alabama Moon 2006 novel
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    Alabama Moon is a 2006 novel by Watt Key. The story follows the adventures of Alabama native Moon Blake.
  • Anthill: A Novel
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    Anthill: A Novel is a 2010 novel by the biologist Edward O. Wilson. His first extended work of fiction, it won the Chicago Tribune's Heartland Prize for fiction.
  • Invisible Life
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    Invisible Life is a novel by American author E. Lynn Harris published in 1994. The plot follows an African American man's journey of sexual discovery, in which he realizes he is a homosexual. In 2010, the Los Angeles Times listed the novel as one of the top 20 "classic works of gay literature" ever written.
  • The Poet of Tolstoy Park
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    The Poet of Tolstoy Park is the 2005 debut novel of Sonny Brewer, published by Ballantine. The novel, inspired by the life of Henry Stuart, who moved from Idaho to Alabama in the 1920s after being told incorrectly that he had a year to live, has made Stuart's Alabama home a site of pilgrimage for its readers. The book has been optioned for a film and as of 2007 was in pre-production.
  • Little Eva: The Flower of the South
    Little Eva: The Flower of the South 19th century children's novel by Philip J. Cozans
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    Little Eva: The Flower of the South is an Anti-Tom children's book by American writer Philip J. Cozans. Its publication date is estimated to be sometime between 1853 and 1861. The book is about Little Eva, the daughter of a wealthy Alabama planter. She is kind toward slaves and teaches them how to read. On her ninth birthday, Little Eva nearly drowns, but she is rescued by a slave named Sam. Although her parents free Sam, he remains with the family because he loves them.
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