Monday, January 11

Today's Mississippi Authors - A Diverse Group

Most of us have no problem recalling a few Mississippi authors: John Grisham, Greg Iles, Nevada Barr, just to name a few that are still supplying us with stories today.  Today we will dig a little deeper and highlight a few authors that have published books in the last year. Some of these titles were written by people from Mississippi and a few are Mississippi transplants - not originally from Mississippi but currently living here. Perhaps you will be intrigued and request one of these titles to read. 

An award-winning investigative journalist recounts the 1964 “Mississippi Burning” murders of three civil rights workers by the KKK, describing his role in reopening the case and bringing its mastermind and participating Klansmen to justice.

Request Race Against Time.

An engaging portrait of Natchez, Mississippi traces its rich cultural heritage and remarkable contradictions, sharing the stories of history-shaping locals, from FBI informant and brothel madam Nellie Jackson to enslaved West African prince Abd al Rahman Ibrahima.

Request The Deepest South of All

Angie Thomas's newest novel will be available for request very soon. This book is set 17 years prior to the events in The Hate U Give.

Critically acclaimed novelist Michael Farris Smith pulls Nick Carraway out of the shadows and into the spotlight in this fascinating look into his life before Gatsby.

Southern PI Sarah Booth Delaney and her friends find their Christmas cheer turning to fear when strange accidents befall them during holiday festivities and are determined to catch the wrong-doers, who deserve nothing but coal in their stockings this year.

Request A Garland of Bones

Quinn Colson is about to find out whether his quest for justice can co-exist with his loyalty to the law.

The above books are just a sampling of the fine offerings from Mississippi authors. For more recommendations, visit your local CMRLS branch and allow your librarian to help you find other selections. 

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