Book signing at museum to feature over a dozen local authors

Wednesday, May 14, 2008

A book signing will be held at the Barry County Museum, which is located next to For the Birds on Highway 112 in Cassville, from 9 a.m. to noon on Saturday, May 17.

Books and local authors that will be featured at the event include: "Voices from the Past" by Charlotte A. Carter; "Christmas in the Country" by Jeanie Smith Cash; "The Calling of Calvin" and "The Romances of Hezekiah Mitchell" by Homer Caughran; "Memoirs of an Ozark Pioneer and Civil War Soldier" by T. R. Coatney and edited by J. K. Phillips; "The Magic of Scrub Holler" and "Scrub Holler Revisited" by Lanny Gibson; and "Onward…Through the Fog" by Jack Hoover.

The event will also feature: "The Rev of Bouvier" by Jon Horner; "Andy Savage of Roaring River" by John Knox; "I Grew up in the Ozarks" and "When Isam was Sheriff: A True Epic of the Rural Missouri Ozarks 1945-55" by Susie Knust; "Enon to Radium Spring" by Tom Koob; "Jakie Creek" by J. K. Phillips; "Once Born-Twice Alive", "The First Sunday in May" and "The Door to Danger", all by H. Glynn Sanders; "Sometimes" by Lawrence Stoll; and "The Gathering Storm" by Barbara Warren.

Sarge Carney, of Cassville, will also be available to sign a booklet entitled, "The Original Carney's Poison Extracting Device," which is a history of the original madstone.

The device, which is referred to as the Ozark Madstone, was on the market in the 1920s and was believed to extract poison from the human blood.

This free event will give the community an opportunity to meet these authors and tour the Barry County Museum. Refreshments will be served.

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