15 Southern Novels That Belong on a Porch Next to a Pitcher of Iced Tea

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Some of our favorite novels are those where the setting is just as important a character to the story as any of the humans populating its pages. We’ve rounded up a list of books set in the American South that are sure to make you feel like you’re lounging on a wide porch with a glass of sweet tea in your hand as you smell the magnolia blossoms. From atmospheric thrillers to heartfelt family fiction, here are 15 transporting works of Southern fiction coming out in 2023.