Meet Local Author Lonnie Whitaker
Geese to a Poor Market is a novel set in the Missouri Ozarks in the !950s, with an ensemble cast of crooks, moonshiners, preachers, lawyers, and odd-ball characters. Whitaker sums it up with a catch-phrase: "it has one leg that wants to boogie and the other planted on a pew."
L.D. Whitaker grew up in the Missouri Ozarks and attended a two-room country school; managed to survive the sixties and seven years at the University of Missouri; and now lives with his wife, two standard poddles, and a rescued tomcate in Jefferon County, Missouri. On Missouri Tiger game days, they all wear black and gold.
The Ozark Writer's League selected Geese to a Poor Market as the winner of the 2011 Best Book of the Year Award. Whitaker's writing has appeared in Missouri Life, The Ozark Mountaineer and several anthologies and literary journals.
Books will be available for purchase at 6 North Cafe on January 21. Geese to a Poor Market is published by High Hill Press and is also available online at Amazon and www.geesetoapoormarket.com.