author of The Teeth of the Souls
11:40 AM on Saturday, October 24
Steve Yates returns to the symposium with his second novel, The Teeth of the Souls, the sequel to his popular historical novel Morkan’s Quarry. Both are set in Yates's native Missiouri Ozarks. While the first novel told the story of Michael Morkan’s attempts to hang onto his quarry during the Civil War, The Teeth of the Souls picks up after the war and chronicles his son Leighton’s struggle to make the quarry a profitable business again in the chaos of Reconstruction. Yates is also the author of the short story collection Some Kinds of Love.