One could scarcely characterize this as a collection of ""stories"" -- but rather as a picture gallery of characters of the Old South, since the Civil War. Men and women, delicate portraits these; negroes, poor whites. The backgrounds shift from Mississippi and Louisiana, which share the flavor of So Red the Rose, to the more virile atmosphere of Texas. Sketches of character and place, impressionistic bits, some very beautiful bits of writing -- and over it all an aura of romance and glamour. Cousin Micajah and Parlange would, perhaps, give you the ""feel"" of the stories, and help place the book for your customers.