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Finding-Aid for the Charlaine Harris Collection (MUM00221)

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Descriptive Summary
Harris, Charlaine
Charlaine Harris Collection.
Inclusive Dates:
Materials in:
The annotated manuscript of Living Dead in Dallas and the dump header for Club Dead are both from her Sookie Stackhouse series written 2002-2003.
3 boxes.
Repository :
The University of Mississippi
J.D. Williams Library
Department of Archives and Special Collections
P.O. Box 1848, University, MS 38677-1848, USA
Phone: 662.915.7408
Fax: 662.915.5734
Cite as:
Charlaine Harris Collection (MUM00221). The Department of Archives and Special Collections, J.D. Williams Library, The University of Mississippi.

Historical Note
Harris has created several series dominated by Southern women who feel deep ambivalence towards their family, history, and community. In her delightfully light Aurora Teagarden series, the main character is a feisty librarian "Roe" who finds herself in the most untenable situations; bodies falling from the sky into her yard and the like.
The intriguing yet darker character of Lily Bard appears in the "Shakespeare's" series. Lily, the victim of a brutal rape and torture, has abandoned her connections with her life in Memphis, Tennessee and moved to the small town of Shakespeare, Arkansas. Determined to cut her self off mentally from the world, Lily focuses on martial arts and bodybuilding while cleaning the homes of specifically chosen clients. Although wanting to live on the fringes of society, Lily is continually drawn into the life of Shakespeare through foul play. As the series progresses her attachment to the quirky characters and eccentric lifestyle of the town only increases.
Her Southern Gothic Sookie Stackhouse series details the life of a mind reader located in a small southern town inhabited by members of the otherworld. Vampires, shape-shifters and all sorts of creatures inhabit the pages of this popular series.

Scope and Contents Note
The annotated manuscript of Living Dead in Dallas and the dump header for Club Dead are both from her Sookie Stackhouse series written 2002-2003.

Access Restrictions
Use Restriction
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Container List
Box 1:

Contains: Annotated Manuscript and Typesetters Copy. [2002]. Living Dead in Dallas.

Box 2: Oversize

Dump Header Promotion for Club Dead. 2003.