North Toward Home: A Memoir (Paperback)

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North Toward Home: A Memoir (Paperback)


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With his signature style and grace, Willie Morris, arguably one of this country's finest Southern writers, presents us with an unparalleled memoir of a country in transition and a boy coming of age in a period of tumultuous cultural, social, and political change.

In North Toward Home, Morris vividly recalls the South of his childhood with all of its cruelty, grace, and foibles intact.  He chronicles desegregation and the rise of Lyndon Johnson in Texas in the 50s and 60s, and New York in the 1960s, where he became the controversial editor of Harper's magazine.  North Toward Home is the perceptive story of the education of an observant and intelligent young man, and a gifted writer's keen observations of a country in transition. It is, as Walker Percy wrote, "a touching, deeply felt and memorable account of one man's pilgrimage."
Willie Morris's last book, My Cat Spit McGee (0-375-50321-8) was published by Random house in Fall 1999.  He lived in Jackson, Mississippi, until his death in 1999.
Product Details ISBN: 9780375724602
ISBN-10: 0375724605
Publisher: Vintage
Publication Date: August 22nd, 2000
Pages: 464
Language: English
"North Toward Home is the finest evocation of an American boyhood since Mark Twain."--Sunday Times (London)

"Vivid sketches of personas and places, moments when the spirit of things is caught with affecting precision.... And...prose that is extraordinarily clean, flexible and incisive."--The New York Times Book Review

"North Toward Home is a classic."--William Styron