Carole Shelby Carnes with A STREET IN A TOWN REMEMBERED

Monday, October 27, 2014 - 5:00pm
Carole Shelby Carnes does for Shelby, Mississippi, what Laura Ingalls Wilder did for the Great Plains and what Lucy Maud Montgomery did for Prince Edward Island. Memorializing this small Delta town from its roots through its heyday, Carnes tells the story of several incredible families and one remarkable place. Carnes captures the spirit of Shelby in her descriptions, both of the famous plantation dances where the Delta elite mingled and of the hard times and indomitable spirit of the laboring sharecroppers. Through her own voice and the voice of her mother, May, readers meet Lizzie, Carole’s brave and funny nurse; Kennedy, the town’s tragic WWI hero; James Chow, the town’s Chinese grocer; and many others.

Event address: 

160 Courthouse Sq
38655-3914 Oxford
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A Street in a Town Remembered: A Memoir of Shelby, Mississippi (1852-2010) Cover Image
$17.95
ISBN: 9781936946358
Availability: Usually Arrives in Store in 1-5 Days
Published: Nautilus - September 4th, 2014