Wednesday, April 17, 2024

NEW MADRID, Mo. — In many ways Mary Sue Anton’s new book is a story of resilience.

Her tale begins with growing up in a family of 10 children, living on the banks of the Mississippi River. She recalls watching the river rise in 1937, forcing her family to take refuge in the New Madrid County Courthouse.

Yet her family persevered.

As she grew up, she knew she wanted more from life than…