An MTSU professor emerita, author of several prize-winning books, discussed her newest publication on a recent edition of the “MTSU On the Record” radio program.
Host Gina Logue’s interview with Dr. June Hall McCash first aired Jan. 16 on WMOT-FM Roots Radio 89.5 and www.wmot.org. You can listen to their conversation below.
McCash’s latest historical novel is “Marguerite’s Landing,” which is based on the true story of a woman who fled with her family to Jekyll Island in the late 1700s as revolution created social upheaval in her native France.
The book’s protagonist, Marguerite du Bignon, is depicted as a plucky woman who endures setbacks and hardships while trying to create a home in a strange new land.
“She was the only woman, aside from her servants, on the island,” said McCash. “She had to come into a brand new culture she knew nothing about, learn a new language, and, I think, weave her way through a very difficult period of time historically.”
McCash is the author of 13 books, including four novels, eight nonfiction works and a book of poetry. She was named Georgia Author of the Year in 2011 and 2013 for her novels.
A former professor of French in the MTSU Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures, McCash is a recipient of both the MTSU Foundation’s Distinguished Research Award and Career Achievement Award. She also was the founding director of the university’s Honors Program, which evolved into the current University Honors College.
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