Join us for an online book group discussion of this month’s title, Dispatches from Pluto: Lost and Found in the Mississippi Delta, by Richard Grant.
Read at your own pace and then join us at 6pm on Tuesday, October 27th for a lively digital discussion. A link will be sent to the email address associated with your library card one day prior to the event.
For more information or to get a copy of the book, please contact Elizabeth Barrett at EBarrett@RichlandLibrary.com.
Imagine A Year in Provence with alligators and assassins, or Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil with hunting scenes and swamp-to-table dining.
Award-winning adventure writer Richard Grant has rafted down uncharted African rivers and fled from bandits in Mexico's wild Sierra Madre. In Dispatches from Pluto, he sets his sights not on a distant land, but on the heart of the Mississippi Delta - what he calls "The Most American Place on Earth."
On a whim, Grant and his girlfriend move into an old plantation house on a small spit of land by Pluto, Mississippi, to start a new life. Together they learn to hunt and fend off varmints, and they befriend an astonishing array of characters - catfish farmers, blues legends, eccentric millionaires, even the actor Morgan Freeman. Grant explores the Delta's beautiful decaying landscape, its blues history, the bizarre extremes of local crime and politics, and the realities of its lingering racial tensions. His writing is insightful, provocative, and entertaining - capturing the full range of this distinctly American place. In the end, Grant concludes, Mississippi might just be the best-kept secret in America.
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Join us for a book group discussion of this month’s title, Dispatches from Pluto: Lost and Found in the Mississippi Delta, by Richard Grant.
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