cover image White Town Drowsing

White Town Drowsing

Ron Powers. Penguin Books, $7.95 (313pp) ISBN 978-0-14-010409-7

In 1984, as plans for the Mark Twain sesquicentennial were being formed, CBS News commentator Powers returned to his hometown of Hannibal, Mo., and here lovingly compares contemporary Hannibal with the Hannibal of his boyhood and of Mark Twain's early years. ""Many readers will rejoice in this book's humor, warmth and poignancy,'' PW stated. (November)