Thankful Strother's story of his life experiences is moving and profound. He does a remarkable job of bringing the reader into his world. While reading his stories, I felt like I was in the room with him and he was sharing the details of all of his adventures in the south and in Europe with me. I felt every emotion as I read the book. - Sydney LeBlanc
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Alien in the Delta is a rich life story of a African American in the 1960's south. Thankful's small steady triumphs are a life lesson for anyone. His willingness to learn and cross racial barriers is another example of the unspoken threat to the south's status quo in the 1960's. I have read extensively about the plight of the African American's in the south of the USA. The theme of this book is very similar to the themes we see in books like The Help, Cane River and The March. An added bonus is that Thankful made his way in the US military to Germany where he had the chance to live a life that was very different than the south in the 1960's. It seems this is one of the defining moments of Thankful's life as he is able to escape the prejudice of the deep south which will help him push for a better life when he returns to the USA and defy marriage laws of the south. I think that Thankful could write his next book in either direction in time. He could write about his parents or children's lives or the next chapters in his own life.