Listen to Mississippi's Thacker Mountain Radio at Off Square Books
I could listen to the Thacker Mountain Radio show from my house in Oxford, Mississippi, but when I’m in Off Square Books—shelves pushed aside, folding chairs unfolded—and the house band launches into its rockabilly theme song, something in me is harmonized with the world. Maybe it’s the gospel singer getting the audience to clap along, or the store cat sashaying down the aisle, or the goodwill engendered by the free admission, but a family feeling is created. And then the lights come up, and we do what family does—help put away the chairs. —Beth Ann Fennelly
This appeared in the August/September 2014 issue.