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Erma Lee is on the run . . . Running from an abusive husband . . . running from a mother who doesn't care — never cared. Running from a soul-numbing factory job that has held her down her entire life ...

Erma Lee and her granddaughter, Cher, flee to the town of Wiregrass, Alabama, to escape the past and start over — or so Erma Lee thinks. Erma Lee forms an unlikely friendship with Miss Claudia, an elderly socialite who is hiding a few details about her own past. Life in Wiregrass is different for Erma Lee and Cher, for here they find mercy and promise — until, that is, the day Cher's convict father arrives in town, forcing all three women to come to terms with buried secrets.

Review:

"Having done a lot of literary work in one of the poorest counties of eastern Kentucky, I know the world of this novel. Michael Morris has captured the hardscrabble world of the marginalized and dispossessed to a 'T.'...A real page turner with very strong characters." Lee Smith, author of Saving Grace

Review:

"Erma Lee is a wonderful character....It is hard to believe that Wiregrass is a first novel." Anne Rivers Siddons, author of Nora, Nora

Review:

"In words both simple and eloquent, Michael Morris writes of the people he knows with honesty and compassion. His style is worthy of comparisons to fellow Southern writers Larry Brown and Lee Smith." Tim McLaurin, author of Keeper of the Moon: A Southern Boyhood

Review:

"Michael Morris is a born writer who learned his craft by living. He knows that story comes first. Try putting this one down!" Janice Daugharty, author of Necessary Lies

Review:

"A Place Called Wiregrass is a powerful story of saving grace, cherished friendship and gritty survival. You'll read it and cheer. This is a great book!" Lynne Hinton, author of Friendship Cake

About the Author

A fifth-generation native of Perry, Florida, a rural area near Tallahassee, Michael Morris knows southern culture and characters. It is the foundation and inspiration for the stories and novels he writes.

Upon graduating from Auburn University, Michael worked for U.S. Senator Bob Graham and then became a sales representative for pharmaceutical companies. As a sales representative, Michael decided to follow a life-long desire and began writing in the evenings. The screenplay he penned during this time is still someplace in the bottom of a desk drawer.

It is when Michael accepted a position in government affairs and moved to North Carolina that he began to take writing more seriously. While studying under author Tim McLaurin, Michael started writing the story that would eventually become his first novel, A Place Called Wiregrass. The novel was released in April, 2002 and is currently in its third printing. A Place Called Wiregrass was named a Booksense 76 selection by members of the American Independent Booksellers Association as and is part of the southern literature curriculum at two universities. Michael's latest novel, Slow Way Home, will be released by Harper Collins on September 23 and his work can be seen in the southern anthology Stories From The Blue Moon Café II.

Michael and his wife, Melanie, reside in Fairhope, Alabama.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780060727109
Author:
Morris, Michael
Publisher:
HarperOne
Author:
by Michael Morris
Location:
San Francisco
Subject:
Religious - General
Subject:
Abused wives
Subject:
Sagas
Subject:
Alabama
Subject:
Grandparent and child
Subject:
Runaway wives
Subject:
General Fiction
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade PB
Publication Date:
June 1, 2004
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
368
Dimensions:
7.98x5.34x.92 in. .64 lbs.

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Product details 368 pages HarperSanFrancisco - English 9780060727109 Reviews:
"Review" by , "Having done a lot of literary work in one of the poorest counties of eastern Kentucky, I know the world of this novel. Michael Morris has captured the hardscrabble world of the marginalized and dispossessed to a 'T.'...A real page turner with very strong characters."
"Review" by , "Erma Lee is a wonderful character....It is hard to believe that Wiregrass is a first novel."
"Review" by , "In words both simple and eloquent, Michael Morris writes of the people he knows with honesty and compassion. His style is worthy of comparisons to fellow Southern writers Larry Brown and Lee Smith."
"Review" by , "Michael Morris is a born writer who learned his craft by living. He knows that story comes first. Try putting this one down!"
"Review" by , "A Place Called Wiregrass is a powerful story of saving grace, cherished friendship and gritty survival. You'll read it and cheer. This is a great book!"
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