Friday, June 5, 2009

Highway 51: Mississippi Hill Country

Gloria Norris, author of Highway 51: Mississippi Hill Country, held a book release party and signing at Books in Grenada. The Grenada Daily Star has a nice feature piece on Norris and her new book. The event was the most successful author appearance ever at Books.

Highway 51 features ninety color photographs taken along the historic route that runs parallel to Interstate 55 and Norris has managed to capture the highway, the landmarks, the beautiful yet rugged scenery, the people, and their music.

I wanted people to be able to see Highway 51 -- its places, ways and people,” she said. “For one thing, it’s extremely beautiful, but it’s also about the people, because they are so brave and proud. In and out of Mississippi, people know about the Delta and its culture,” she said. “A lot of people don’t even know what the hill country is. It’s an area full of good people who know how to overcome hardships and survive.

Gloria Norris will also be signing copies of Highway 51 at the following times and locations:

June 17, Square Books in Oxford, MS at 5 p.m.
June 19, Turnrow Books in Greenwood, MS at 5:30 p.m.
June 20, Lemuria Books in Jackson, MS at 11 a.m.

View slideshow of photographs from Highway 51 at Garden & Gun Magazine.

1 comment:

____Maggie said...

Congrats Norris!

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