THE HART WOMEN

IMAGE OF PAISLEY CROSS

Ellen Morris Prewitt's story of three generations of Mississippi Hart women is perfectly rendered by artist Marisa Whitsett Baker in hand-sewn special edition novels. 

The house at 1011 St. Lawrence Street once rang with joy. Now, the porch sags, the window panes run with cracks. In one generation, the home that nurtured the wealthy Mississippi Hart family sits abandoned. Did tragedy undo the family, or did the family create its own misfortune? The story begins in 1968 Fairview, Mississippi, when Poppa Sam Hart dies…. 

Each copy of this tale of a house that bound a family together—and tore them apart—is uniquely rendered using vintage fabric, old maps, leather, and other materials to lovingly reflect the novel’s story. The book is available at Novel Memphis or directly from the authors.

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