Chapter 16
A Community of Tennessee Writers, Readers & Passersby

A Writer’s Words

A newspaperman recalls an unexpected afternoon with legendary author Shelby Foote

I was walking past Shelby Foote’s house, hidden by large pin oak trees, when I heard a lawnmower in the process of being cranked. Next came a series of curse words in an elegant Southern drawl that made swearing sound almost patrician.

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