The Southern Indie Lit Crossword Puzzle Book

Ten years of great southern lit for $9.95!

How well do you know your Southern lit? We dare you to use a pen on these crossword puzzles, each inspired by one of the winning titles of the SIBA Book Award, honoring ten years of the very best in Southern literature as chosen by the people who would know...Southern Independent Booksellers! A great gift for your book club, for puzzle-lovers, and anyone who loves Southern literature.

$9.95 paperback. Available at Southern Indie Bookstores.

Play a sample puzzle online!

Hey, wait. . .where are the answers?!?

(click on a title to see the solution to the puzzles found in the book)

2009:
Serena, Ron Rash
Dear Darkness, Kevin Young
Screen Doors and Sweet Tea, Martha Hall Foose
The Prince of Frogtown, Rick Bragg
Graceling, Kristin Cashore
Two Bobbies, Kirby Larson & Mary Nethery

2008:
Garden Spells, Sarah Addison Allen
The House On Boulevard Street, David Kirby
A Love Affair with Southern Cooking, Jean Anderson
Animal, Vegetable, Miracle, Barbara Kingsolver
Deep in the Swamp, Donna Bateman, illustrated by Brian Lies

2007:
Alabama Moon, Watt Key
I Like You: Hospitality Under the Influence, Amy Sedaris
Keep and Give Away, Susan Meyers
Thirteen Moons, Charles Frazier
Mockingbird: A Portrait of Harper Lee, Charles J. Shields

2006:
Gods in Alabama, Joshilyn Jackson
What Travels with Us, Darnell Arnoult
Being Dead is No Excuse, Gayden Metcalfe & Charlotte Hays
Marley & Me, John Grogan
Rosa, Nikki Giovanni

2005:
Saints at the River, Ron Rash
We’re Just Like You, Only Prettier, Celia Rivenbark
Frank Stitt’s Southern Table, Frank Stitt
A Companion for Owls, Maurice Manning
Peter & the Starcatcher, Dave Barry & Ridley Pearson

2004:
Lunch at the Piccadilly, Clyde Edgerton
The GRITS Guide to Life, Deborah Ford
The Gift of Southern Cooking, Edna Lewis
Locales, Fred Chappell (Editor)
How I Became a Pirate, Melinda Long

2003:
The Secret Life of Bees, Sue Monk Kidd
My Losing Season, Pat Conroy
The Foster’s Market Cookbook, Sara Foster
Catching Light, Kathryn Stripling Byer
Hoot!, Carl Hiaasen

2002:
The Bridge, Doug Marlette
Ava’s Man, Rick Bragg
How Animals Saved the People, J.J. Reneaux

2001:
Jim the Boy, Tony Earley
Somebody Told Me, Rick Bragg
Zinc Fingers, Peter Meinke
Because of Winn-Dixie, Kate DiCamillo

2000:
Look Back All the Green Valley, Fred Chappell
Ecology of a Cracker Childhood, Janisse Ray
elegy for the southern drawl, Rodney Jones
Bugs & Critters I Have Known, Ann Heiskell Rickey

1999:
The Next Step in the Dance, Tim Gautreaux
Confederates in the Attic, Tony Horwitz
Someone Will Go On Owing, Andrew Glaze
Out of the Ocean, Debra Frasier