North Toward Home

North Toward Home

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by Willie Morris
     
 

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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

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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."

Editorial Reviews

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"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-13:
9780375724602
Publisher:
Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Publication date:
08/22/2000
Edition description:
1 VINTAGE
Pages:
464
Sales rank:
322,317
Product dimensions:
5.19(w) x 7.98(h) x 0.96(d)

Meet the Author

Willie Morris's last book, My Cat Spit McGee (0-375-50321-8) was published by Random house in Fall 1999.  He lived in Jackson, Mississippi, until his death in 1999.

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North Toward Home 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
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I first discovered Willie Morris when I read his poignant novel, 'Taps' and I immediately became a fan. I wanted to know more about this fine writer who is no longer with us. 'North Toward Home' did not disappoint.Willie Morris' almost poetic command of the english language makes you almost feel that you are there with him as he narrates. He takes us through his childhood days growing up in Yazoo City, Mississippi during turbulent times for the black population. We follow him through his college days at the University of Texas where he fights censorship of the university's paper of which he is the editor. Finally, we follow him to New York City where he becomes editor of Harpers magazine.Willie Morris was an extraordinary man and 'North Toward Home' was an extraordinary read.