AFTERNOONS IN MID-AMERICA Author:Erskine Caldwell the renowned American author of Tobacco Road and God's Little Acre, follows a boyhood dream to visit Mid-America, tthe alluring territory adjacent to the "afternoon side" of the Mississippi river. Inspired by a lengend about the length of shadows in this region, the author embarks upon a wide-ranging journey from Arkansas up through Missouri an... more »d Iowa into Minnesota, and from the Dakotas down through Nebraska into Kansas and Oklahoma. Punctuated by a running commentary in letters to a friend in France, his own observations and impressions are enriched by vividly reported conversations with local inhavitants. These give insight into a varied ways of life.« less
As a traveler in Mid-America Caldwell brings the gifts and experience of a seasoned , distinguished writer to recreating and portraying the world of the heartland of this country in this 1976 book. Included are its hopes and despair, passions and frustrations, revealing that the undaunted sprit of the region now, after two hundred years, is still very much alive.