Rocking Chair and Afternoon Tales Brenda Brown Finnegan

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Published: May 22nd 2012

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162 pages


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Rocking Chair and Afternoon Tales  by  Brenda Brown Finnegan

Rocking Chair and Afternoon Tales by Brenda Brown Finnegan
May 22nd 2012 | Kindle Edition | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, AUDIO, mp3, RTF | 162 pages | ISBN: | 5.13 Mb

These 26 stories span the history of Mississippi, from the Civil War era through modern times. Each is set in Mississippi, bringing the unique flavor of local landmarks, dialects, and viewpoints in a blend of delightful voice.

Most of the authors andMoreThese 26 stories span the history of Mississippi, from the Civil War era through modern times. Each is set in Mississippi, bringing the unique flavor of local landmarks, dialects, and viewpoints in a blend of delightful voice. Most of the authors and poets are award winning, all with Mississippi roots and stories of our heritange.Curtis Wilkie: No state in teh Union produces more good stories, per capita, than Mississippi, so its a treat to see this new collection of prose and verse from homegrown writers.Kathleen Koch: Reading this book was like sitting down with an old firend.

The pages are brimming with places I recognize, people I know and circumstances - both heartbreaking and hilarious - that are oh so familiar: Thank you for taking me back home again!Opening with Burns’ childhood Tupelo memories, each story resonates with Mississippi reflections.

Floyd, author of three anthologies, provides one of his classic mystery stories. Strother’s tale of a blind musician longing for home will transport you to your own childhood memories. McCann brings us back to Mississippi’s Reconstruction era.

Hope’s poetry brings us back to hot MS nights at Grandma’s. “Chilling” best describe s Richie’s psychological essay. Allgood’s humor of an aspiring backwoods trophy hunter dealing with marital resistance will make you laugh out loud.

“Old Taw” by Farris brings a child’s perspective to religious revivalism. Finnegan reminds us of Katrina’s legacy. Hussey tells us of the value of returning to live in a small MS town. Pinkowski’s plane ride saga speaks of MS independent determination. Putnam’s characters come alive as they deal with the stresses of a child’s illness.

McKee brings her special brand of humor describing a classic MS car salesman. Butkovich’s poem invokes the image of a MS landmark, the five-hundred year old Friendship Oak. Ritchie delivers a hilarious rendition of a couple running into trouble on the Natchez Trace. Sharp tells a ghost story sure to haunt your dreams. A dying love letter is described in Groetsch’s tale. Budavari teases us with a woman’s uncertainty about her husband’s fidelity. Miles brings a poem about MS values in life. In “Office Romance,” Lebo writes of unrequited love.

Levin’s story brings up a unique world of alternative medicine. Gibson also dips into the world of the supernatural with her “Ghosts.” Lee brings us back to our college days. The Civil War and the African Americans’ desire for freedom is the basis for Williams’ story. Davies puts a final touch on the anthology with her hurricane poem.



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