This fun-loving story is based on Home Is Where the Heart Is and Home Again - two books written by Arnold Douglas Dyre about his memories of growing up in rural Mississippi. Dyre's vivid recollections come to life in this humorous tale of a mischievous young boy as he finds his place in a world filled with his parents, his four sisters, and his dear friend, Mr. Jim.
Off the Beaten Track is set in the late 19th century and follows three families who find their lives taken in a direction that they never intended to go. As each family struggles to rebuild their lives, fate takes each of them on a journey that none of them expected.
Set in a small Mississippi town at the onset of the Great Depression, “Of Life and Lemons” is the story of young Bobby Ray whose life is riddled with tragic circumstances. His mother, Julie Mae, has recently lost her youngest child shortly after birth which leaves her torn and ill. With no support from her husband, she takes Bobby Ray and his sister Esther to live with her mother and Uncle Fed far away from the only home they had ever known. Bobby Ray is very close to his mother and is content just to be with her, but Esther, a Daddy’s girl, is angry and bitter that she has been taken from her father. As the family begins to settle into their new home, tragedy strikes again leaving Bobby Ray feeling abandoned and alone. He struggles to find his way, and with the help of his family and members of the town he now calls home, he is able to learn how to survive a life full of lemons.
Athens of Mississippi is set in 1859 during the heyday of Middleton, Mississippi. Seated at the crossroads of two major thoroughfares, the thriving community has the potential for becoming one of the most prosperous cities in the state. But when opportunities arise, the residents of the small southern town tend to always be at odds with each other. Will they make the right decisions, or will they become responsible for the death of the town they are so desperately trying to protect?