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Best Books Set in Mississippi

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

Mississippi is a southern U.S. state with the Mississippi River to its west, the state of Alabama to its east, and the Gulf of Mexico to the south. Its Mississippi Delta region is considered the birthplace of blues music, honored at the Delta Blues Museum in Clarksdale. Also in the region is the Vicksburg National Military Park, preserving the site of a critical Civil War battle.

Best Books Set in Mississippi

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The Help
  • The Help
  • Stockett, Kathryn (Author)

The Help

Author: Kathryn Stockett

Aibileen is a black maid in 1962 Jackson, Mississippi, who’s always taken orders quietly, but lately, she’s unable to hold her bitterness back. Her friend Minny has never held her tongue but now must somehow keep secrets about her employer that leave her speechless.

White socialite Skeeter just graduated college. She’s full of ambition, but without a husband, she’s considered a failure.

As I Lay Dying
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As I Lay Dying

Author: William Faulkner

The death and burial of Addie Bundren are told by members of her family, as they cart the coffin to Jefferson, Mississippi, to bury her among her people. And as the intense desires, fears, and rivalries of the family are revealed in the vernacular of the Deep South, Faulkner presents a portrait of extraordinary power – as epic as the Old Testament, as American as Huckleberry Finn.

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My Dog Skip
  • Morris, Willie (Author)
  • English (Publication Language)

My Dog Skip

Author: Willie Morris

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In 1943 in a sleepy town on the banks of the Yazoo River, a boy fell in love with a puppy with a lively gait and an intelligent way of listening. The two grew up together having the most wonderful adventures.

My Dog Skip belongs on the same shelf as The Adventures of Tom Sawyer and Russell Baker’s Growing Up. It will enchant readers of all ages for years to come.

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The Little Friend
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  • Donna Tartt (Author)

The Little Friend

Author: Donna Tartt

The setting is Alexandria, Mississippi, where one Mother’s Day a little boy named Robin Cleve Dufresnes was found hanging from a tree in his parents’ yard. Twelve years later Robin’s murder is still unsolved and his family remains devastated.

So it is that Robin’s sister Harriet—unnervingly bright, insufferably determined, and unduly influenced by the fiction of Kipling and Robert Louis Stevenson–sets out to unmask his killer.

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Crooked Letter, Crooked Letter
  • Franklin, Tom (Author)
  • English (Publication Language)

Crooked Letter, Crooked Letter

Author: Tom Franklin

A powerful and resonant novel from Tom Franklin—critically acclaimed author of Smonk and Hell at the Breech—Crooked Letter, Crooked Letter tells the riveting story of two boyhood friends, torn apart by circumstance, who are brought together again by a terrible crime in a small Mississippi town.

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An extraordinary novel that seamlessly blends elements of crime and Southern literary fiction, Crooked Letter, Crooked Letter is a must for readers of Larry Brown, Pete Dexter, Ron Rash, and Dennis Lehane.

 

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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Click here to download the printable. It has a list of books in all 50 states including the Best Books Set in Mississippi.

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