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Death in the Delta: Uncovering a Mississippi Family Secret | [Molly Walling]

Death in the Delta: Uncovering a Mississippi Family Secret

Growing up, Molly Walling could not fathom the source of the dark and intense discomfort in her family home. Then, in 2006, she discovered her father's complicity in the murder of two black men on December 12, 1946, in Anguilla, deep in the Mississippi Delta. Death in the Delta tells the story of one woman's search for the truth behind a closely held, 60-year-old family secret. Though the author's mother and father decided that they would protect their three children from that past, its effect was profound.
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Growing up, Molly Walling could not fathom the source of the dark and intense discomfort in her family home. Then, in 2006, she discovered her father's complicity in the murder of two black men on December 12, 1946, in Anguilla, deep in the Mississippi Delta.

Death in the Delta tells the story of one woman's search for the truth behind a closely held, 60-year-old family secret. Though the author's mother and father decided that they would protect their three children from that past, its effect was profound. When the story of a fatal shoot-out surfaced, apprehension turned into a devouring need to know.

Each of Walling's trips from North Carolina to the Delta brought unsettling and unexpected clues. After a hearing before an all-white grand jury, her father's case was not prosecuted. Indeed, it appeared as if the incident never occurred, and he resumed his life as a small-town newspaper editor. Yet family members of one of the victims tell her their stories. A 93-year-old black historian and witness gives context and advice.

A county attorney suggests her family's history of commingling with black women was at the heart of the deadly confrontation. Firsthand, the author recognizes how privilege, entitlement, and racial bias in a wealthy, landed Southern family resulted in a deadly abuse of power, followed by a stifling, decades-long cover up.

Death in the Delta is a deeply personal account of a quest to confront a terrible legacy. Against the advice and warnings of family, Walling exposes her father's guilty agency in the deaths of Simon Toombs and David Jones. She also exposes his gift as a writer and creative thinker. The author, grappling with wrenching issues of family and honor, was long conflicted about making this story public. But her mission became one of hope that confronting the truth might somehow move others toward healing and reconciliation.

©2012 University Press of Mississippi (P)2013 Redwood Audiobooks

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    Marina 08-28-13
    Marina 08-28-13 Member Since 2013

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    "Compelling story told from the heart."
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes. It's a topical and relevant story especially with the current state of racial relations we have in our country today. I became engrossed in the interaction between Molly and her family members.


    What did you like best about this story?

    The insight from a woman's point of view of growing up in the South in the 60's.


    Which character – as performed by Angela L. Rice – was your favorite?

    Molly's mother


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    Amanda 08-22-13
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    "Great story.....TERRIBLE narrator!"
    Would you try another book from Molly Walling and/or Angela L. Rice?

    Molly Walling? Yes. Angela Rice? NO


    What did you like best about this story?

    Great story of family secrets.


    How did the narrator detract from the book?

    No feeling whatsoever!! VERY robotic in speaking. Punctuation was awful and absolutely NO feel for the southern dialect which is SUPER important in this particular book. The narrator is SO bad that it is hard to stay focused on the actual story line.


    Any additional comments?

    If I were the author of this book I would be furious with the narrator for ruining my writing.

    1 of 3 people found this review helpful
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