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One CityNote for Thursday, June 5, 2014

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Good News!  Maggie Harrison's novel Molehills of Mississippi has been named a finalist for the PEN/Bellwether Prize for Socially Engaged Fiction!  Here's the announcement:


For more info on this project, you're welcome to check out the website Maggie, chair of the women's studies department, has put up to showcase the book:  http://maggieharrison.net/


Molehills of Mississippi: a novel of grace in an age of terror is a story told in the voices of William Bell, a seventeen-year-old misfit on the edge of maturity, and the people he collides with. Raised female but refusing that designation, expelled from a private segregation academy and trying to finish as a white basketball player in an…


So many have asked where to get the book  that Maggie clarified that Molehills of Mississippi:  A Novel of Grace in an Age of Terror is an unpublished manuscript—so you won't find it on shelves this summer!  The PEN/Bellwether Prize for Socially Engaged Fiction includes a publication contract, and of course she is hoping that this recognition will lead to publication, one way or another. Based on the great responses, Maggie is sure to let everyone know when a publication date is set.