North Toward Home (Paperback)

By Willie Morris, Edwin M. Yoder (Introduction by)
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Description


With his signature style and grace, Willie Morris, arguably one of this country's finest Southern writers, presents us with an unparalleled memoir of a country in transition and a boy coming of age in a period of tumultuous cultural, social, and political change.

In North Toward Home, Morris vividly recalls the South of his childhood with all of its cruelty, grace, and foibles intact.  He chronicles desegregation and the rise of Lyndon Johnson in Texas in the 50s and 60s, and New York in the 1960s, where he became the controversial editor of Harper's magazine.  North Toward Home is the perceptive story of the education of an observant and intelligent young man, and a gifted writer's keen observations of a country in transition. It is, as Walker Percy wrote, "a touching, deeply felt and memorable account of one man's pilgrimage."

About the Author


Willie Morris (1934-1999) wrote many books, including "North Toward Home", "The Courting of Marcus Dupree", and "After All, It's Only a Game".

Edwin M. Yoder Jr. is the author of four previous books, including The Night of the Old South Ball and Joe Alsop's Cold War. He lives in Alexandria, Virginia.

Praise For…


"North Toward Home is the finest evocation of an American boyhood since Mark Twain."--Sunday Times (London)

"Vivid sketches of personas and places, moments when the spirit of things is caught with affecting precision.... And...prose that is extraordinarily clean, flexible and incisive."--The New York Times Book Review

"North Toward Home is a classic."--William Styron

Product Details
ISBN: 9780375724602
ISBN-10: 0375724605
Publisher: Vintage Books USA
Publication Date: August 22nd, 2000
Pages: 464
Language: English