One small Mississippi town, a country store/service station, plenty of memorable characters, plus somewhat dysfunctional parents and assorted relatives shape the world of an only child growing up in the 1940s and ‘50s segregated South.
Southern Fried Child ... In Home Seeker’s Paradise is a charming account of the unusual experiences of an unusual child. It opens a window into the stratified social and political ways of a small southern town after World War II and before Brown v. Board of Education.
A memoir in the vein of A Girl Named Zippy, Haven Kimmel’s story of growing up in Middle America, Southern Fried Child ... In Home Seeker’s Paradise illustrates the closely held and unique Southern sense of place and family.
Author Jimmie Meese Moomaw was born and raised in Brookhaven, Miss. Though she left Mississippi in the
1960s for graduate school in Illinois, she has never lost touch with her Southern roots.
Moomaw taught communication courses on the college and university level for 40 years. Now retired from
teaching, she is a political consultant, writer and popular public speaker living in Avondale Estates, Ga.