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Books to Read By Alabama Authors

Everyone knows "To Kill a Mocking Bird" by Harper Lee is tied to Alabama but there are other authors with amazing books that you may not know about that live or were born here in our beautiful State. They are diverse and captivating and you won't want to put them down. I have put together a list of my top 5 with links to the books and authors biographies.


  1. "The Traveller's Gift" By: Andy Andrews: This book is by far my favorite. When it hit the shelves they didn't even know what category to put it in because it is so different. I didn't want to put it down and it changed the way I looked at life.
    If you'd like to know more about Andy Andrews, here is a link to his biography.

  2. "Big Fish": By: Daniel Wallace: This book is known around the nation due to the film success but if you have not read the book, you are missing out. Wallace's style is very unique and it is a really fun book to read.
    If you would like to know more about Daniel Wallace, here is a link to his biography.

  3. "Forrest Gump": by Winston Groom is another known for the movie but the book is equally rewarding. If you read the book after watching the movie, you still may picture Tom Hanks as Forrest.
    If you would like to know more about Winston Groom, here is a link to hisbiography.

  4. "Wicked City" By: Ace Atkins is a book is set in Phenix City, Alabama which was called the Wickedest City in America in 1955. The truth is, that may have been an understatement. The town was ran by organized crime and corruption and no one dared cross them-no one even tried. And then the machine killed the wrong man. A great story and a little bit of Alabama history combined.
    ACE was born in Troy, Alabama. If you want to read more about him, here is a link to his website.

  5. "Murder on a Girls Night Out: By: Anne George is a book is a witty, funny and fast read. It is one that will take your mind off of the worlds issues and give you a break.
    Anne George passed away in 2001 but her fun writing lives on. To read more about Anne, here is her website.

By: Lori Cummings [email protected]

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