HUSH Podcast #124 — Books from the Southern United States

Show Notes

Joining us in the studio:

In this episode, Ande Davis recommends literature from the southern United States for your Reading Around the World Challenge! Ande Davis a writer who studies ethnofuturism and also teaches at UMKC and Washburn University.

Show Notes

How are we defining southern United States, anyway? According to Wikipedia, it’s complicated by historical and cultural development and open to interpretation, but basically the southern United States “is located between the Atlantic Ocean and the Western United States, with the Midwestern United States and Northeastern United States to its north and the Gulf of Mexico and Mexico to its south.”

Pop Quiz: Gone with the Wind or To Kill a Mockingbird – Which is the quintessential Southern United States book?

Answer: Both, or neither, plus many more! We won’t dictate that a certain book is a must-read – we want to expand your ideas of regional reading and tempt you to fill your to-read list with many new titles.

In case we don’t mention enough titles to quench your insatiable thirst for more books, here are some additional lists:

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What’s Next?

HUSH Upcoming Episodes

Thanks for listening! We love to hear from listeners. Don’t forget to sign up for our year-long Reading Around the World challenge!

  • July 24, 2018: Reading Around the World: British Isles
  • August 14, 2018: Reading Around the World: Asia and Australia
  • September 4, 2018: Reading Around the World: Western United States

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Thad, Miranda and Lissa host the HUSH podcast

Thad, Miranda and Lissa host the HUSH podcast

Lissa Staley

Lissa Staley helps people use the library. She is a Book Evangelist, Trivia Emcee, Classics Made Modern book discussion leader, NaNoWriMo Municipal Liaison, HUSH podcaster, and frequent library customer. She loves her kids, being a librarian, living in Topeka, and helping people form connections and community. She reads a new book every few days, but recently enjoyed the audiobook of "Let's Go (So We Can Get Back): A Memoir of Recording and Discording with Wilco, Etc." by Jeff Tweedy, which a library customer recommended to her.