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Anne Rivers Siddons

USA flag (1936 - )

Born Sybil Anne Rivers in Atlanta, Georgia, she was raised in Fairburn, Georgia, and attended Auburn University, where she was a member of the Delta Delta Delta Sorority.
While at Auburn she wrote a column for the student newspaper, The Auburn Plainsman, that favored integration. The university administration attempted to suppress the column, and ultimately fired her, and the column garnered national attention. She later became a senior editor for Atlanta magazine. At the age of thirty she married Heyward Siddons, and she and her husband now live in Charleston, South Carolina, and spend summers in Maine.
Anne Rivers Siddons recommends
The Men and the Girls (1992)
Joanna Trollope
"A dazzling, cutting diamond of a book."
Temptation (1993)
Cynthia Blair
"A wonderful voice, fresh and poignant and funny, stingingly real and magically readable."
Five Fortunes (1998)
Beth Gutcheon
"She has absolutely perfect pitch when it comes to capturing the voices of these remarkable women. This seems to me to be the quintessential American woman's tale. I loved it."
Sullivan's Island (1999)
(Lowcountry Tales, book 1)
Dorothea Benton Frank
"Roars with life."
A False Sense of Well-Being (2001)
Jeanne Braselton
"This may be the best first novel I've ever read."
The Sunday Wife (2002)
Cassandra King
"A wonderful book..."
A Place Called Wiregrass (2002)
Michael Morris
"Emma Lee Jacobs is a wonderful character, full of strength, vulnerability and possibility, all in equal measure. It is hard to believe that A Place Called Wiregrass is a first novel."
Sheltering Rain (2002)
Jojo Moyes
"This is a remarkable first novel, rich and deep and full of wonderfully realised characters. Oh, these women!"
Skyward (2003)
Mary Alice Monroe
"A soaring, passionate story of lonliness and pain and the simple ability of love to heal and trancend both. Mary Alice Monroe's voice is as strong and true as the great birds of prey of whom she writes."
Mina (2004)
Jonatha Ceely
"Jonatha Ceely has caught perfectly the beauty, cruelty, and the very essence of one England about to transmute into another. A lovely book."
Good Grief (2004)
Lolly Winston
"Good Grief is one of the best first novels I have ever read, and anyone who thinks there is nothing new to read about loss, pain, love, humor and ultimate renewal, should grab this book now."
Bound South (2009)
Susan Rebecca White
"Susan Rebecca White has perfect pitch and a wicked pen."
So Happy Together (2009)
Maryann McFadden
"The characters in So Happy Together will speak to you, and the best ones... all have the ocean in their voices."

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