Out of the Delta is the autobiography of the nationally recognized artist, Zeek Taylor, who grew up in Marmaduke, Arkansas. The book is full of detailed and colorful real-life stories of life in the 50’s and 60’s in northeast Arkansas. You’ll laugh and sometimes cry as Zeek reveals the joys and tribulations of life growing up in the Delta during that time. Out of the Delta transports you back to a time before Smartphones and the internet – a time when kids picked cotton to make money, when folks “visited” with each other on their back porches and when news traveled faster than modern high-speed internet could ever provide.
- Quick Thoughts and Rating: 5 stars!
- An extremely powerful story of a Southern culture
- The hype around this book has been unquestionable and, admittedly, that made me both eager to get my hands on it and terrified to read it. I mean, what if I was to be the one person that didn’t love it as much as others?