Hometown of Piggott, Arkansas
Thomas Wolfe claimed a truism that is the title of the book which many of us might agree with, “You can’t go home again.” I agree I could not go home to live there again, but I can go back for a visit. I’m always thrilled and happy to see my mom, Gaye Wiley in Piggott, Arkansas. It’s fall and it was a colorful time to travel through the Ozarks and then follow the road home to the delta cotton fields of my hometown. I grew up in Piggott, Arkansas, just like Pauline Pfeiffer, second wife of Ernest Hemingway.
Hometown Newspaper Announces my Debut Novel
I was honored when my hometown newspaper announced my debut novel publication and therefore supported my artistic work by letting locals know of my new book.
The Clay County Times-Democrat announced my debut novel, Song of Herself (see the article by clicking here), and reminded viewers of my previously published coming-of-age travel memoir, At Home in the World: Travel Stories of Growing Up and Growing Away (found on Amazon by clicking here).
Thanks Clay County Times-Democrat!!!
Hemingway Made Piggott Famous
Turns out my small rural hometown because famous after I left when some people in high places determined to celebrate Hemingway having spent time writing in Piggott, Arkansas, at his in-laws’ house.
The Hemingway-Pfeiffer Museum & Educational Center, also known as the Pfeiffer House and Carriage House, is the historic home of Pauline Pfeiffer, wife to novelist Ernest Hemingway.
The house itself is well maintained and contains some of the original furniture and artifacts. The barn at the back of the house that was used as the Hemingway’s writing studio also has a lot of historic value.
The guided tours are informative and the staff are friendly and knowledgeable. A sister to a classmate of mine gave me a tour this trip to Piggott. I recommend making a trip to Piggott when you can to tour the house and carriage house where Hemingway wrote part of Farewell to Arms.
Covid-delayed Class Reunion
We were saddened to learn about classmates who had died since the last time we were together and that some could not join us due to health problems.
If you haven’t already ordered my book, Song of Herself, see below
Recently my friend Marge wrote me,
“I just finished your book and loved it. It was a page turner! I loved the character development and learned so much. All your hard work paid off! Thank you for the adventure. I loved the ending!!”
If you read the book, please leave a short review of two or three sentences on Amazon. Tell potential readers what you liked, found intriguing, learned about another culture, or what you discovered about yourself in reading the book.
Thanks, so much!!!
2 thoughts on “You Can Go Home Again! (A visit to my hometown, Piggott, Arkansas)”
I bought your new book on Kindle. Plan to read it on the flight to Honolulu., and maybe while there. Dave lived and worked in HNL for 25 years before he knew me. We are visiting his children, grand children, etc. one great grand child. A “ bucket list” trip for Dave.
Thanks, Pat, for buying the book. I hope you enjoy the story. If so, leave a review on Amazon. Hope you enjoy the trip to Honolulu. Bucket lists are so important to make happen!
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