PAPER SON, my sixteenth book and the twelfth in the Lydia Chin/Bill Smith series, will be out July 2. Mississippi, however, got a special dispensation to have books early, because I went down there last week to do a book tour. Cleveland — yes, Cleveland MS — Clarksdale, Greenwood, Jackson, and Oxford. Plus a podcast for the Mississippi Book Festival, where I’ll be on a panel Aug. 17, in case you’re in Mississippi and didn’t get sick of me last week.
For those of you not in Mississippi, I thought you might like a few photos. I posted some others on my Facebook page while I was there, and you can check them out even if you’re not on Facebook.
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My buddy Eric’s porch, my Mississippi Delta home.
Sunset over the Delta.
Greenwood sidewalk and don’t ask me.
I guess the message here is, Oxford is Oxford is Oxford.
Did the Memphis/Graceland/Stax down through the Delta tour way back before my first kid was born. Helena, Arkansas just across the river, home of the King Biscuit Blues Festival. Abe’s BBQ at the Crossroads. Clarksdale just when it was about to open up it’s mini, Delta blues museum. Down on to Greenwood and then back, stopping for a church lunch and then a cigarette-smoked filled diner near the airport in Memphis. Great pictures SJ.