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The United States of Books: South Carolina

Full of Southern charm and savory stories, these books are not to be missed. Discover a novel that will transport you to South Carolina.

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    The Secret Life of Bees

    Set in South Carolina during the tumultuous summer of 1964, The Secret Life of Bees also ushered young Lily Owens, a girl transformed by the power and divinity of the female spirit, into the canon of modern-day heroines.

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    The Prince of Tides

    The Prince of Tides is filled with the vanishing beauty of the South Carolina Low Country as well as the dusty glitter of New York City,

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  3. 3

    Tea for Three

    Charleston tea shop owner Theodosia Browning always seems to find herself steeped in mystery and murder.

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  4. 4

    Brown Girl Dreaming

    Touching and powerful, each poem is both accessible and emotionally charged, each line a glimpse into a child’s soul as she searches for her place in the world.

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  5. 5

    The House on Tradd Street

    The brilliant, chilling debut of Karen White’s bestselling Tradd Street series features a Charleston real estate agent who loves old houses—and the secret histories inside them.

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    Our Man in Charleston

    Between the Confederacy and recognition by Great Britain stood one unlikely Englishman who hated the slave trade. His actions helped determine the fate of a nation.

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    Bastard Out of Carolina

    Dorothy Allison’s Bastard Out of Carolina profound portrait of family dynamics in the rural South won the author a National Book Award nomination and launched her into the literary spotlight.

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    Sullivan’s Island

    Set in the steamy, stormy landscape of South Carolina, this is the unforgettable story of one woman’s courageous journey toward truth.

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