Teresa Nicholas: Buryin’ Daddy


Hour 2

Writer TERESA NICHOLAS went home to Yazoo City, Mississippi to reconcile her father’s death and comfort her mother. She had been a book publicist for more than 20 years, a Northeast life she wanted to escape to from her childhood during the height of the civil rights movement. Her parentage was unusual as her father descended from Lebanese Catholics and her mother of Baptist sharecroppers. In her first book, Buryin’ Daddy, as Nicholas pores through the detritus of her father’s hoarding remains, she learns about her complicated parents.

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