A Coming-of-Age Novel Set In the Arkansas Delta
“I thoroughly enjoyed Little Man. The stories in this book provide an entertaining and accurate account of what life was like for rural people in Arkansas a hundred years ago.”
—W.K. McNeil, Folklorist, Ozark Folk Center, Mountain View, Arkansas
Excerpt from the Foreword by the author:
“The seeds for this book were planted years ago as I listened to my grandparents talk about their lives. While the things they talked about may have been common experiences of their generation, their stories filled my young imagination with wonder. As I grew older, my fascination with their time grew, and I continued to ask my grandparents about their early years. Our family lived in the small farming community of Beech Grove, Arkansas, located in the northeast corner of the state near Crowley's Ridge. On my mother's side, our ancestors were the first family to settle in Beech Grove, arriving in 1824.
“Economically, we were an average farm family, but we were rich in relatives. There were three older brothers, my parents, both sets of grandparents, an aunt and uncle on my mothers side, six sets of great uncles and great aunts, and two great-grandmothers. Add to this more cousins that I can count today and lots of family friends. I lost one of my great-grandmothers when I was fifteen, the other about a year later. My memories of them are vivid to this day.”
Paperback • $17.95 • 978-1-62491-111-8
256 Pages @ 5.5” x 8.5”
E-book • $9.95 • 978-1-62491-112-5
Born in 1948, the youngest of four brothers, Norris Norman was raised on a farm in Northeast Arkansas where his ancestors had resided since 1824. After serving in the United States Marine Corps, he attended Arkansas State University, and the School of Science & Arts of Oklahoma University, earning a BA Political Science and History and a Masters Degree in Theology. After careers as a pastor in Washington state and teacher in Tennessee, he returned to his native NE Arkansas to write its history.