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Best Books Set in Georgia

Every state is known for something. As you work your way through the list, don't miss the best books set in Georgia.

Georgia is a southeastern U.S. state whose terrain spans coastal beaches, farmland, and mountains. Capital city Atlanta is home to the Georgia Aquarium and the Martin Luther King Jr. National Historic Site, dedicated to the African-American leader’s life and times.

The city of Savannah is famed for its 18th- and 19th-century architecture and leafy public squares. Augusta hosts the Master's golf tournament. 

Best Books Set in Georgia

Savannah Blues: A Novel (Weezie and Bebe Mysteries series Book 1)
  • Amazon Kindle Edition
  • Andrews, Mary Kay (Author)

Savannah Blues

Author: Mary Kay Andrews

In Mary Kay Andrews’s delectable New York Times bestseller, Savannah Blues, readers will feel the sultry Georgia breezes and taste sea salt in the air, as they lose themselves in a wonderful, witty tale brimming with sass and peopled by a richly endearing cast of delightfully eccentric characters.

Revenge is sweeter than sweet in Mary Kay’s capable hands, and readers of Fannie Flagg, Adriana Trigiani, Emily Giffin, Rebecca Wells, and Jill Conner Browne will definitely want to spend some quality time in Savannah.

A Good Man Is Hard To Find And Other Stories
  • O'Connor, Flannery (Author)
  • English (Publication Language)

A Good Man Is Hard To Find And Other Stories

Author: Flannery O’Connor

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An essential collection of classic stories that established Flannery O’Connor’s reputation as an American master of fiction―now with a new introduction by New York Times bestselling author Lauren Groff In 1955, with the title story and others in this critical edition, Flannery O’Connor firmly laid claim to her place as one of the most original and provocative writers of her generation.

Steeped in a Southern Gothic tradition that would become synonymous with her name, these stories show O’Connor’s unique view of life―infused with religious symbolism, haunted by apocalyptic possibility, sustained by the tragic comedy of human behavior, confronted by the necessity of salvation.

These classic stories―including “The Life You Save May Be Your Own,” “Good Country People,” and “The Displaced Person,” among others, are sure to inspire future generations of fans and remind existing readers why she remains a master of the short story.

Gone with the Wind
  • Mitchell, Margaret (Author)
  • English (Publication Language)

Gone with the Wind 

Author: Margaret Mitchell

Margaret Mitchell’s page-turning, sweeping American epic has been a classic for over eighty years. Beloved and thought by many to be the greatest of the American novels, Gone with the Wind is a story of love, hope, and loss set against the tense historical background of the American Civil War.

The lovers at the novel’s center – the selfish, privileged Scarlett O’Hara and rakish Rhett Butler – are magnetic: pulling readers into the tangled narrative of a struggle to survive that cannot be forgotten.

The Color Purple
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  • Walker, Alice (Author)

The Color Purple

Author: Alice Walker

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Celie has grown up poor in rural Georgia, despised by the society around her and abused by her own family.

She strives to protect her sister, Nettie, from a similar fate, and while Nettie escapes to a new life as a missionary in Africa, Celie is left behind without her best friend and confidante, married off to an older suitor, and sentenced to a life alone with a harsh and brutal husband.

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Deliverance
  • Dickey, James (Author)
  • English (Publication Language)

Deliverance

Author: James Dickey

The setting is the Georgia wilderness, where the state's most remote white-water river awaits. In the thundering froth of that river, in its echoing stone canyons, four men on a canoe trip discover freedom and exhilaration beyond compare.

And then, in a moment of horror, the adventure turns into a struggle for survival as one man becomes a human hunter who is offered his own harrowing deliverance.

Now that you've completed the list of best books set in this state, why not check out some others? Here are the Best Books Set in All 50 States.

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