One of my favorite writers, someone who understands that being a Southern writer means more than just dropping the “g” off characters’ dialogue, T.R. Pearson is scheduled to appear at Square Books today. He’ll be signing his new book of nonfiction, Seaworthy, in the Oxford, MS store at 5pm with a reading at 5:30pm.Â
The gang at the store describe the new books as “From the author of A Short History of a Small Place, here is a new book that redefines the term “extreme.” In this rousing retelling, we find 60-year-old William Willis, who sails a homemade balsa-wood raft over 4,000 miles across the Pacific from Peru to American Samoa, accompanied only by a cat and a foul-mouthed parrot. How he does it and the drama that ensues are brilliantly detailed by Pearson, who paints a vivid portrait of an insane feat.”
If you’re in the Oxford area, be sure to swing by for this fantastic reading. Or, call 1-800-648-4001 if you’d like to order a signed book.