Charline R. McCord and Judy H. Tucker sign COMING HOME TO MISSISSIPPI

Saturday, June 15, 2013 - 12:00pm


In this collection, essayists examine their lives, their memories of Mississippi, the reasons they left the state, and what drew them back. They talk about how life differs and wears on you in the far-flung parts of our nation, and the qualities that make Mississippi unique. The writers from all corners of the state are as diverse as the regions from which they come. They are of different races, different life experiences, different talents, and different temperaments. Yet in acceding to the magical lure of Mississippi they are in many ways alike. Their roots are deep in the rich soil of this state, and they come from strong families that valued education and promoted an indomitable optimism. Successes stem from a passion, usually emerging early in life, that burns within them. But that passion is tempered, disciplined, encouraged, and influenced by the people around them, as well as the landscape and the history of their times.

These essays give us a glimpse of the people and places that nurtured the young lives of the essayists and offered the values that directed them as they sought their dreams elsewhere. Often they found that opportunity was within their grasp in their home state and came back to realize their full potential. They came back, in some cases, to retire to a familiar place of pleasant memories, to family and to friends. They all have a love and respect for Mississippi and continue, back home, to use their talents to help make the state an even better place to live.
                                                                                                                                    --Publisher Marketing

Contributors who will be signing:

Cynthia Walker
David Sheffield
Jo McDivitt
Alice Jackson
William Jeanes
Curtis Wilkie
Michael Smith
Mary Donnelly Haskell
Ronnie Riggs
Wyatt Waters
Judy Tucker
Charline McCord

Event address: 

160 Courthouse Sq
38655-3914 Oxford
Coming Home to Mississippi Cover Image
By Charline R. McCord (Editor), Judy H. Tucker (Editor), Wyatt Waters (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9781617037665
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: University Press of Mississippi - March 5th, 2013