author of Flying Shoes
9:30 AM on Saturday, October 24
Lisa Howorth's novel, Flying Shoes, is an in-depth exploration of Oxford, Mississippi, and the main character Mary Byrd Thornton’s attempts to come to terms with the news that the cold case of the murder of her step-brother may finally be solved. It is a fictional account, though the central crime is based on the murder of the author’s own step-brother, which remains unsolved. Howorth is part-owner of Square Books and has published widely on Southern language and culture in articles and books such as The Southern I.Q. Quiz Book, South: A Treasury of Art and Literature, and Yellow Dogs, Hushpuppies, and Bluetick Hounds: The Official Encyclopedia of Southern Culture Quiz Book.