Summer Reading – Vicksburg Living

Published 8:44 pm Tuesday, August 7, 2018

Reading suggestions by Lorelei Books in historic downtown Vicksburg

Canoeing Mississippi by Ernest Herndon

A handy, instructive book showcasing Mississippi waterways for an armchair traveler as well as for paddlers planning excursions. It incorporates history, folklore, geology, wildlife, ecology and some rousing adventure stories.

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Cups Up by George T. Malvaney

A riveting memoir that belongs in the category of “you can’t make this up,” by a Mississippian best known for his environmental work following the Deepwater Horizon disaster but whose life includes being a Klansman, a mercenary and a felon.

The Long Decade by T. O. Stallings

Historical fiction at its best as the brazen antics of Louisiana Governor Huey P. Long Jr. – unbelievable but true – are woven with history and a fictional reporter who befriends him to tell of Long’s rare political savvy and spectacles from the mid-1900s.

Saints for All Occasions by J. Courtney Sullivan

A graceful, moving novel that explores the funny, sometimes sad saga of two sisters who are forced to confront secret choices made 50 years earlier, when as teenagers they journeyed to America from their small Irish village.

Southern Writers on Writing edited by Susan Cushman

A collection of essays for writers, readers and lovers of all things Southern, from 26 writers whose work celebrates Southern culture in sections on becoming a writer, on the craft of writing, and on place, politics and people.