Paul H. Yarbrough, author of the new and acclaimed adventure novel, Mississippi Cotton will hold a book reading and signing from noon to 1:30 pm at The Memphis Cotton Museum 65 Union Avenue, Memphis, TN 38103. Mississippi Cotton, Yarbrough’s debut book brings to light the complex history of rural Mississippi in the 1950’s. It follows a young boy named Jake Conner on his adventure through the Mississippi Delta in 1951. Many readers will be able to relate to Jake’s summer vacation,“but his gets a little more adventurous as he and his cousins snoop around in a mystery that is better left to the grown-ups,” says Yarbrough. The book has drawn critical acclaim from across the country. The main character Jake Conner has been compared to Mattie in True Grit and Scout in To Kill a Mockingbird. “Sharp eyes tempered with childhood simplicity,” says Delta Magazine.
“I am delighted to be in Memphis as part of the book tour for Mississippi Cotton,” said Paul H. Yarbrough. “This book is mystifying and is written in a style that is distinctly Southern but one that readers anywhere can enjoy”. The whole purpose of this book is to bring a smile and generate a sense of adventure within every reader.
Mississippi Cotton is a must-have for not only Southern enthusiasts but anyone who loves to roll up their sleeves and solve a mystery. Yarbrough is married and resides in Houston, TX. He has been in the oil and industry for 40 years. The author brings a heartwarming perspective to the old-vs-new life in the South. The novel is “heavy on nostalgia and the setting is where my roots are: Mississippi,” says Yarbrough.
Yarbrough (paulhyarbrough.com) will be available for autographed copies of Mississippi Cotton in at The Memphis Cotton Museum on Monday, January 23rd from noon to 1:30 pm. Here Yarbrough will be reading an excerpt from Mississippi Cotton, will do a Question and Answer session, and then will be available to autograph copies.