Book Talk: Magnolia State showing off literary interests
So many Mississippians are writing. This is great but this is also troubling. I like that people are willing to tell their story. I enjoyed Norma Watkins’ “The Last Resort.” She spoke so honestly she risked her likability to convey the truth behind black-white relations in the 60s.
What I find troubling is the amount that is being written. With so many Mississippi books flooding the market, one has to pick and choose the right book to read. Also, with all this work, what will make the book stand out from others in the crowd?
Maury M. Haraway has written just such a book that needs to be read in our area. “Center Hill” is the fictional account of those early Mississippians who began their American Dream in the wilds of a budding state in 1836. Center Hill is still on the map today east of Olive Branch.