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Friday, January 28, 2011

Catching up on my Reading today...

"Naw, y'all is in-between people...  Part southern and part Yankee. And the part that's Yankee is good Yankee."

I just love that line. 

From Mama, in Teresa Nicholas's amazing upcoming memoir of growing up in Yazoo City: BURYIN' DADDY: Putting My Lebanese, Catholic, Southern Baptist Childhood to Rest (University Press of Mississippi, March, 2011)

The book's not out until March, but the publisher sent me a review copy for Delta Magazine's next issue. And what a terrific, funny, poignant book. Just so much to rave about here! Trot on over to your independent bookstore or public library and be first in line for this one.


Lee Stokes Hilton said...

The book sounds interesting. I often feel half-Yankee myself. Love the new header on your blog!

Augusta Scattergood said...

And Lee, also interesting in the discoveries she makes about her relationship with her father. Plus, it's funny in parts and wise in others.