Paul H. Yarbrough, author of the new and acclaimed Southern fiction novel, Mississippi Cotton, will be holding a book signing in Bastrop, LA on May 12th from 1 to 3 PM at The Morehouse Parish Library, located at 524 East Madison Street, Bastrop, LA 71220. Mississippi Cotton, Yarbrough’s debut book brings to light the complex history of rural Mississippi in the 1950’s. It follows a young boy named Jake Conner on his adventure through the Mississippi Delta in 1951. Many readers will be able to relate to Jake’s summer vacation, “but his gets a little more adventurous as he and his cousins snoop around in a mystery that is better left to the grown-ups,” says Yarbrough. The book has drawn critical acclaim from across the country. The main character Jake Conner has been compared to Mattie in True Grit and Scout in To Kill a Mockingbird. “Sharp eyes tempered with childhood simplicity,” says Delta Magazine.