Posts tagged Mississippi

Mysterious Book Report No. 286 ̵...

Mysterious Book Report Desperation Road

Desperation Road by Michael Farris Smith Lee Boudreaux Books/Little Brown and Company, $26.00, 287 pages, ISBN 978-0-316-35303-8 Some writers have such a firm understanding of their sense of place and are able to write about it with such authenticity, that the reader is transported there in mind as she or he processes the printed words […]

Mysterious Book Report No. 262 ̵...

Mysterious Book Report Underground Airlines

Underground Airlines by Ben H. Winters Mulholland Books/Little Brown, $26.00, 322 pages, ISBN 978-0-316-26124-1 Wow!  The bad news is; it’s the last week of October and time for the last installment of our second annual MBR Freak Fest.  But the good news is; we’ve  saved the best for  last . . . and it’s timely, […]

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Mysterious Book Report Natchez Burning

Natchez Burning by Greg Iles Wm Morrow/Harper Collins, $27.99, 791 pages, ISBN 978-0-0-231107-8 The nineteen-sixties was the decade that came close to ripping the fabric of society of the United States of America into small pieces and tossing them to the four winds. It was a time of unrest, when ages-old values were questioned, ages-old […]

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Mysterious Book Report The Tilted World

The Tilted World by Tom Franklin and Beth Ann Fennelly William Morrow/Harper Collins, $25.99, 303 pages, ISBN 978-0-06-206918-4 Think you know American History?  Here’s a question for you . . . what, and when, was the most destructive flood in the entire history of the United States? It’s a tough question.  The correct answer is, […]

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Mysterious Book Report Crooked Letter, Crooked Letter

Crooked Letter, Crooked Letter by Tom Franklin William Morrow, 2010, $24.99, 274 pages, ISBN 978-0-06-059466-4 This week’s Mysterious Book Report, Crooked Letter, Crooked Letter by Tom Franklin, is about one of those students.  The odd one out . . .the forgotten and overlooked . . . the poor kid who’s shunned, alone, afraid and often bullied.  […]