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August 14, Mississippi Public Radio

August 16, Supertalk Radio

August 19, Mississippi Book Festival “Herstory”

October 8, 4 pm, Gallery Bookshop at the Abalone Room, Little River Inn

November 18-19, Miami Bookfair

December 2, 7 pm, Books and Books

265 Aragon Avenue | Coral Gables, FL 33134

Contact: Cristina Nosti  786-554-1764

December 6, 6 pm, Union Avenue Books

517 Union Ave | Knoxville, TN37902

Contact: Flossie McNabb   865-951-2180

December 8, City Lights Books

3 E. Jackson Street | Sylva, NC28779

Contact: Eon Alden   828-586-9499

December 10, 3 pm, Flat Iron Writers

5 Covington Street | Asheville, NC28806

Contact: Maggie Marshall   828-772-4286 cell

December 10, 7 pm, Ugly Dog Pub, Highlands NC 

Norma Watkins' memoir The Last Resort got a great mention in The New York Review of Books, Dec. 18, 2014. Reviewing The Culinary Imagination, Patricia Storace writes:

"Food is at the center of this genre of memoir because it is an integral part of another story. Norma Watkins's powerful The Last Resort, for example, studies food because the kitchen of her family's Mississippi hotel in the segregated South is a concentration of pleasure and cruelty, of generosity and injustice, when black people cooked for white people but could never eat with them, or as well."

Customer Reviews at Amazon Read 30+ customer reviews and buy The Last Resort at your local independent bookstore.

The Washington Post  Norma Watkins’ The Last Resort: Coming of age in Mississippi in ’50s and ‘60s By Carolyn See

St. Petersburg Times  Racism, love, loss color Norma Watkins’ The Last Resort, a memoir that resonates, while The Help only echoes By Colette Bancroft, Times Book Editor

Anniston Star  Identical Twins, Different Lives -- Time spent with Norma Watkins

Austin Weekly News Author Recounts Racially-Segregated Childhood in New Memoir

KeysNet.Com Published by Keynoter Publishing Co. and The Reporter Mississippi Memoir Captures Hurt of Racism

ArtsSarasota.Com  Published by Herald-Tribune Author Norma Watkins’ memoir outlines her struggle with Southern upbringing in the civil rights era By Susan Rife