Bound South

By Susan Rebecca White
(Touchstone, Paperback, 9781416558675, 368pp.)

Publication Date: February 10, 2009

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By turns hilarious and poignant, the lives of three vibrant and unique Southern women -- a proper Atlanta matron, her rebellious teenage daughter, and their housekeeper's young daughter -- intersect in unexpected and extraordinary ways in this richly compelling debut novel of family, friendship, and folly.

About the Author

Susan Rebecca White is the author of the critically acclaimed novels A Soft Place to Land and Bound South. She lives in Atlanta, Georgia and teaches creative writing at Emory University. Visit her online at

Praise For Bound South

"Like its characters, "Bound South" comes dressed in innocence and comedy, a series of hilarious and poignant stories told in gossipy backyard-fence style. But underneath, its concerns are far more serious..." -- Atlanta Journal-Constitution

"This acclaimed funny and poignant debut novel describes the clashes between the new and old South..." -- San Francisco Examiner

"A Southern classic based on the New South -- the one Margaret Mitchell never knew...this is a story that book clubs will enjoy discussing for years to come." -- Roanoke Times

"White captures the truth both of the South and humanity." -- Durham Herald-Sun

"White's wit and graceful prose yield sharp insights about family, friendship and faith in the ever-changing South....A wonderful debut." -- Publishers Weekly

"An elaborate, generation-spanning southern tale of family life in the vein of Rebecca Wells." -- Booklist

"From Chapter One, you are in the unsentimental, annoying, and enormously funny New South. Susan Rebecca White has perfect pitch and a wicked pen." -- Anne Rivers Siddons, New York Times bestselling author of Off Season

"Susan Rebecca White has written a wonderful novel of women, friendship, and serious longing for a father's love. Bound South is a southern novel that really touched this northern heart." -- Luanne Rice, New York Times bestselling author of Sandcastles

"I was enthralled by this book. In fact, I think I know some of the characters." -- Ann B. Ross, author of Miss Julia Strikes Back

"Move over, Margaret Mitchell -- and Tom Wolfe, too! Nobody has ever written about Atlanta with such insight and humor -- and she gets it all right..." -- Lee Smith, author of The Last Girls

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