Sunday, May 4, 2008

I chose the wrong book.....I think

The name of the book I chose is Waltzing at the Piggly Wiggly by Robert Dalby. It takes place in a small Delta town and that over used term, Delta town that is, lets you know right off what the sense of the location will be. Frankly, the only word that I could think to describe it is inane. I will not finish the book. You can pretty well tell what will happen. The main character is a widow who wants to help the local grocery merchant maintain his business when a store similar to WalMart is ruining his business. The widow inlists the help of a well known widower who is known for his dancing ability to promise to dance with all the widows known as the Nitwits when they come to shop at the Piggly Wiggly. How is that for a plot? I pass on this one.


Maggie said...

Ah, so you need something a little more challenging. :)

Three autobiographies set in Mississippi happen to be strong meaty reads: Coming of Age in Mississippi by Anne Moody, One Writer's Beginnings by Eudora Welty, and Smile Please by Mildred Topp.

Moody's is a tough, racial read as she grows up poor and black in civil-rights' changing times. Welty is funny and her growing up idyllic. She writes eloquently about schools, libraries, the Jackson Capitol where she skates down the corridor, etc. Topp's book is my favorite and there is a copy available in Como which Lori (Senatobia Public Library) can order for you. It is old, out of print, but excellent as Topp's mother becomes the first woman photographer in Greenville, MS around early 1900s.

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Amanda Clanton said...'re reading some heavy books. I'm starting out slowly with a fun book and will go from there...

...and a good time was had by all.

jo ellen said...

Dancing at the Piggly Wiggly is pretty silly. kind of tv sit-com stuff.