Great Fiction Set in South Carolina

A Listmania! list by Mike Sigalas "Mike Sigalas, Author, Moon Travel Handbooks: South Carolina" (South Carolina)
The list author says: "South Carolina has more atmosphere than Florida has New Yorkers, more history than California has trophy wives, and more sense of itself as a unique political/cultural unit than any state this side of Texas. No wonder it has produced some of the nation's most compelling fiction over the years. This list is hardly comprehensive, but it's a start."
Prince of Tides
1.  Prince of Tides by Pat Conroy
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  "No novel has better captured what it means to be a Southerner in modern-day America."
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The Yemassee: A romance of Carolina (Riverside editions)
2.  The Yemassee: A romance of Carolina (Riverside editions) by William Gilmore Simms
The list author says:
  "Simms was a very popular author before "The War"--he was the South's counterpoint to James Fenimore Cooper. This is arguably his greatest work: a historical romance set amidst the very real (and little-known) Yemassee War of the 1710s."
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Bastard out of Carolina: (Plume Essential Edition)
3.  Bastard out of Carolina: (Plume Essential Edition) by Dorothy Allison
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  "Poverty, hard-drinking, incest--Faulkner couldn't have done it better. As pleasant a read as going through primal therapy, but a worthy book exploring some real, and damnably prevalent realities. And who is going to argue with Oprah?"
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Edisto: A Novel
4.  Edisto: A Novel by Padgett Powell
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  "It would be easy to call this the Lowcountry's "Catcher in the Rye," but it's more than this."
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Sullivan's Island (Lowcountry Tales)
5.  Sullivan's Island (Lowcountry Tales) by Dorothea Benton Frank
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  "I can't vouch for this one personally, but my wife does, and she's not usually one to tote around fat paperbacks unless there's a good reason."
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Southern Fried Plus Six
6.  Southern Fried Plus Six by William Price Fox
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  "William Price Fox's short stories capture the otherworldly feel of the Carolina Midlands in the 1960s. Funny, character driven, insightful and warm at heart."
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Scarlet Sister Mary (Brown Thrasher Books)
7.  Scarlet Sister Mary (Brown Thrasher Books) by Julia Mood Peterkin
The list author says:
  "The real human desires, crises, hopes and quirks of the Lowcountry African-Americans Peterkin lived among at her husband's plantation in the early 1900s. Mencken (who served as Peterkin's agent) and Carl Sandburg both admired her work; awarded SCARLET SISTER MARY the Pulitzer Prize for fiction in 1928."
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