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'Meet the Author' series hosts Shores Wednesday


Elizabeth Findley Shores

Elizabeth Findley Shores
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The Meet the Author series at Mississippi University for Women's Fant Memorial Library continues Wednesday with visiting writer and Tuscaloosa, Alabama-native Elizabeth Findley Shores from 5-7 p.m.  


Published by The University of Alabama Press in 2017, Shores' "Earline's Pink Party: The Social Rituals and Domestic Relics of a Southern Woman" sifts through the author's family's artifacts to understand Shores' grandmother's life in relation to Tuscaloosa's troubled racial history. 


The book set against a background of geography and culture explores the life of a small-city matron in this combination of biography, cultural analyses, social history and memoir.  


Author Jennifer Horne in a review said "Earline's Pink Party" "creates a coherent and moving exploration of female identity, race and Southern culture in the first half of the 20th century." 


Shores, who currently lives in Little Rock, Arkansas, is also the author of "On Harper's Trail: Roland McMillan Harper, Pioneering Botanist of the Southern Coastal Plains." 


The Meet the Author series brings regional authors to The W campus to discuss their work, sign books and engage with students and community members. Fant Memorial Library joins with The W's Department of History, Political Science and Geography and the Department of Languages, Literature and Philosophy to present the series. It is also supported by the Mississippi Humanities Council. 


The series is free to the public.



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