Chat with 'Man in the Blue Moon' author Michael Morris
Friday, November 2
1-2 p.m. CST (2-3 p.m. EST)
via Twitter using the hashtag #southernlit
One of the hottest books on our Fall/Winter Reading List is “Man in the Blue Moon,” set in 1918 and based on a story told to fifth-generation Florida native Michael Morris by his grandfather. The book begins with what is supposed to be a clock arriving on Ella Wallace’s doorstep but is instead a mysterious man. He convinces Ella he can help save the Florida land that’s been in her family for generations, and she begins to trust him. But it soon becomes evident that things are not what they appear, as hypocrisy and murder shake the coastal town of Apalachicola and jeopardize Ella’s family.
To find out more about the book and author Michael Morris, including what Pat Conroy has to say about it, check out Why You Should Be Reading Michael Morris. To find out who we're chatting with next, see our Twitter Chat Schedule.
Also coming up tomorrow ... Another audio clip from the recently discovered recording of Flannery O'Connor. She'll be talking about freaks, so brush up on her most grotesque characters with our list of the Top 8.