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Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Southern Sin: True Stories of the Sultry South and Women Behaving Badly

There is nothing an unfaithful widow from Georgia likes better than to read stories of southern sin and women behaving badly. Sometimes I behave badly myself and when I do, I write about it. My curiosity got the better of me, just how sinful were these women? And how did I shape up in the naughty department in comparison? Inquiring minds want to know. 

Featured today on The Muffin, Women On Writing's (WOW) blog, this collection of short stories caught my eye and I wanted to share it with you.

Visit The Muffin (click here) to read more about this anthology and enter in a book giveaway on their site.   And BTW - yours truly will be on a blog tour with WOW with my new book, Danger In Her Words, beginning May 5th. Oh my, am I behaving badly with a bit of self-promotion?

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About the book:

23 strange-but-true stories of women flirting with perdition... In the steamy South, temptation is as wild and plentiful as kudzu. Whether the sin in question is skinny-dipping or becoming an unlikely porn star, running rum or renting out a room to a pair of exhibitionistic adulterers, in these true stories women defy tradition and forge their own paths through life—often learning unexpected lessons from the experience.

As Dorothy Allison writes in her introduction, “The most dangerous stories are the true ones, the ones we hesitate to tell, the adventures laden with fear or shame or the relentless pull of regret. Some of those are about things that we are secretly deeply proud to have done.”

A diverse array of contributors—mothers, daughters, sisters, best friends, fiancĂ©es, divorcees, professors, poets, lifeguards-in-training, lapsed Baptists, tipsy debutantes, middle-aged lesbians—lend their voices to this collection. Introspective and abashed, joyous and triumphant (but almost never apologetic), they remind us that sin, like beauty, is in the eye of the beholder.

Update March 26th: This post has been added to Julie Valerie's Hump Day Blog Hop. Click on the link below to see what's happening Hump Day with some great blogs and authors! Look for Hump Day Blog Hop the last Wednesday of each month.  Halfway to the weekend and lots of great finds mid-week. Doesn't get any better!

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Julie Valerie said...

Oh my goodness, oh my goodness! My book group is going to LOVE this book! Wow. I'm SOOO glad you've hopped on board the Hump Day Blog Hop. Such a great mid-week find. I love Hump Day. True stories of the sultry South. Temptation as wild and plentiful as kudzu . . . Love it. LOVE. IT.

Anna Garner said...

This book sounds fabulous! I love Southern literature. It's so singular, there's nothing like it.

Samantha Stroh Bailey said...

Oh, wow, does this look good! I love finding new books and this one is going straight on my TBR list. Thanks, Barbara!