Friday, January 13, 2017

[253] ‘MTSU On the Record’ takes listeners on journey to ‘Marguerite’s Landing’

MURFREESBORO — An MTSU professor emerita and author of several prize-winning books will discuss her newest publication on the next “MTSU On the Record” radio program.

Host Gina Logue’s interview with June Hall McCash will air from 8 to 8:30 p.m. Monday, Jan. 16, and from 6 to 6:30 a.m. Sunday, Jan. 22, on WMOT-FM Roots Radio 89.5 and

McCash’s latest historical novel is “Marguerite’s Landing,” which is based on a real 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 hardship, including the infidelity of her husband, 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.

To hear previous “MTSU On the Record” programs, go to

For more information, contact Logue at 615-898-5081 or WMOT-FM at 615-898-2800.

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