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Wise Blood (1952) is O'Connor's first novel. It tells the story of young Hazel Motes who, like Francis Tarwater, is caught in a struggle against his innate faith.

O'Connor's most celebrated collection of short stories, A Good Man Is Hard to Find and Other Stories (1955), is a classic of Southern Gothic literature that tells of the underside of life in the rural South.

The posthumously-published The Habit of Being: Letters of Flannery O'Connor (1988) offers a self-portrait of an author who otherwise revealed very little of herself.

The subjects of O'Connor's essays in her prose collection Mystery and Manners (1969) include writing, religion, teaching literature, and the grotesque in Southern fiction.

In Under the Banner of Heaven: A Story of Violent Faith (2003), Jon Krakauer recounts the chilling story of Dan and Ron Lafferty, Mormon brothers who in 1984 murdered their sister-in-law and infant niece in the name of a...

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