The Jesse Yancy Memorial Library in Bruce will host a Brown Bag Luncheon with Mississippi authors and husband/wife team, Beth Ann Fennelly & Tom Franklin on Oct. 30 at noon.
“It’s 1927 Mississippi, and Commerce Secretary Herbert Hoover has sent two unbribable federal revenue agents, Ted Ingersoll and Ham Johnson, into the maw of the Great Flood to investigate the disappearance of two other agents from Hobnob Landing.
“On the way, Ingersoll and Ham find a baby, the lone survivor of a country-store looting gone bad. Ingersoll, an orphan himself, gives the boy to bootlegger Dixie Clay, a 22-year-old bereft of her own child. Along with her violent husband Jesse Holliver, Dixie might have been the last person to see the missing revenuers alive.
“Love for Dixie rises in Ingersoll’s heart like the waters on the levee, and he knows that to fix things… would require broken vows and broken laws, blood, desertion, and money.”