"Pearson recounts, in a series of charming informal essays, his experiences visiting six places with literary associations—Frost's Vermont, Faulkner's Mississippi, Flannery O'Connor's Georgia, Hemingway's Key West, Steinbeck's California, and Twain's Missouri. . . . Pearson's descriptions and interviews are first-rate. . . . A pleasant read, full of rich anecdote and detail."—Kirkus Reviews
Michael Pearson here writes about his travels to American places of literary import, including: William Faulkner’s Mississippi; Ernest Hemingway’s Key West; John Steinbeck’s California; Mark Twain’s Missouri; and Flannery O’Connor’s Georgia.
Michael Pearson teaches creative writing and American literature at Old Dominion University. He has published essays and stories in The Boston Globe, The Atlanta Journal and Constitution, The New York Times, The Washington Post, and Creative Nonfiction, among many others. He is the author of six nonfiction books including Dreaming of Columbus: A Boyhood in the Bronx.