Flannery O'Connor is better known for her short stories than for her novels, perhaps because she was a master of this craft. Short stories --- good short stories --- are difficult to write. She took the title for the book (and the story by the same name) from a blues song sung by Bessie Smith.
The title story, "A Good Man Is Hard To Find," concerns a family who sets off on a trip to Florida, only to encounter a pair of murderers along the road. It is a chilling tale, all the m