Rick Bragg: All Over But the Shoutin’. Hands down one of the best memoirs I’ve ever read. The language alone is worth it.
Scott Russell Sanders: anything by him, pretty much. He’s an environmentalist advocate, and his books are creative nonfiction at its best. But his earlier memoirs are absolutely lovely.
Lee Maynard: all of his works. Be aware there is a lot of violence and sex, but the beauty, the sheer craftsmanship of writing—can’t beat Lee.
Ann Pancake: Strange as this Weather Has Been; Me and My Daddy Listen to Bob Marley. Just a stunning writer and person.
Anne Lamott: anything by this amazing, humble, funny woman.
Seeks works by these authors of various genres (in alphabetical order):
Laura Treacy Bentley
Jayne Anne Phillips
M. Lynne Squires
Meredith Sue Willis