On Wednesday February 26 at 7pm, Georgia author and Oxford alum William Rawlings will be at the library to discuss and sign copies of his latest book, A Killing on Ring Jaw Bluff, a non-fiction account of a small town murder in 1925, set against the backdrop of the rise and fall of Georgia’s rural population. A 1968 graduate of Oxford, Rawlings is a native of Sandersville, GA, where he still lives on the family farm and conducts a medical practice.
Sound exciting? Before you answer, stop and think through those details. You might just find something of interest in there.
- Are you pre-med? Rawlings is a practicing physician with his own practice in his home town.
- Interested in literature? Rawlings had moderate success with five previous novels before deciding to try his hand at non-fiction.
- Are you a business major? Let’s discuss entrepreneurship and local economy structures affected by the events that culminated with the Great Depression.
- Is history or social science your thing? This is an excellent example of how multiple social institutions work together at any given time to create individual situations and historical context.
- Interested in Psychology, Deviance, or Law? The description of the murder includes family drama and entanglement with a little law bending and a lot of power struggles.
- Are you an environmental or biology buff? Let’s talk about the boll weevil migration and its effects on cotton crops and the agricultural and eco-systems of rural Georgia.
Wow, this event will have a little something for everyone… literally! Hope to see you at the library on Wednesday evening at 7pm.
And did we mention there were going to be snacks?