Tag Archives: Mississippi

Wailing Saxophone

Pork Pie Hat by Peter Straub is a book I never would have read had it not been among the discarded pile at our library. As a lover of jazz, the title and book jacket intrigued me, so I brought … Continue reading

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Amen

The Father Timothy Mitford Series by Jan Karon came to my attention through my Goodreads friend Carol. Not realizing this was a series of novels, in my typical fashion, I began with the second novel. Nevertheless, I enjoyed the second … Continue reading

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Second Best

Varina by Charles Frazier is a story about the second wife of Jefferson Davis. Even though I have lived in the South not far from Jefferson’s last home on the Gulf Coast, I have never had much interest in him … Continue reading

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Damnation

Light in August by William Faulkner was published in 1932 after his child was stillborn. It is another of the Top 150 Novels of the 20th century. This is a depressing story written during the Great Depression. Not that Faulkner … Continue reading

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Well, Don’t That Beat All

If you have ever lived in the South like I have, you will love The Help by Kathryn Stockett.  It is an incredible book.  I became interested in the book after reading a review of it and hearing from numerous … Continue reading

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