Thursday, December 1, 2011

"Gone" But Not Forgotten

Posted By on Thu, Dec 1, 2011 at 4:04 PM

If you missed meeting photographer, architect, set designer, historic preservationist, and fourth-generation Delta daughter Nell Dickerson when Gone (BelleBooks) appeared this past spring, you've got another chance.

The Read in Peace book club, which meets in Memphis' Historic Elmwood Cemetery, is hosting Dickerson on Saturday, December 3rd, at noon inside the cemetery's chapel (824 S. Dudley).

Dickerson will be on hand to discuss not only her book but the preservationist cause behind it: rescuing what remains architecturally of the antebellum South. It was a cause that Dickerson shared with her relative through marriage, novelist and Civil War historian Shelby Foote.

Gone, which will be available for purchase at Elmwood and for Dickerson to sign, reprints a chapter from Foote's novel Jordan County, and it features Dickerson's own sensitive photography, which pictures mansions and humble homesteads, civic buildings and the land itself. It's beautifully done.

Cost to attend the event is $12 person, which includes lunch. Register at or call 901-774-3212.

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