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Civil Rights, Mississippi, and the Novelist's Craft

Uncorrected Galleys
Joan Williams

book cover, A Country Woman by Joan Williams
In Joan Williams' County Woman (1982), the
Civil Rights Movement inspires a middle-aged white housewife from Itna Homa, Mississippi to reevaluate her life. Open to new ideas about
race, class, and gender, she decides to run
for the office of constable.

On display is County Woman's galley proofs -- loose sheets of the printer's first trial impression of the type - and the uncorrected advance proof -- a bound copy which precedes the published first edition of the book.
View a copy of the uncorrected galleys for Country Woman .