Book Nook: Mississippi Blood, by Greg Iles
Greg Iles has published the highly anticipated third book in his monumental "Natchez Burning" trilogy. Over the course of these three books and 2300+ pages Iles has taken readers through a complex and expansive tale of racial tensions that played out over the course of decades in Natchez, Mississippi. These three novels are a massive and memorable work of the author's imagination. This final book went straight to #1 on the lists of best-selling fiction.
In this interview the author explains how a personal tragedy transformed this endeavor into something much deeper and larger than he had initially expected. This interview was recorded right before the book came out. Iles was preparing to embark upon a long and arduous book tour. He was well rested and his voice was strong. This is one of my favorite interviews of the year so far.
The Book Nook on WYSO is made possible by five local library systems in southwest Ohio: the Greene County Public Library, Washington-Centerville Public Library, Clark County Public Library, Dayton Metro Library, and Wright Memorial Public Library.