Alien in the Delta Series by Thankful Strother features three books about his life as a poor boy living in the 60's segregated rural south who grew up to become successful. They cover his early childhood, a stint in the US Air Force, an international, interracial marriage, the adventures of an apartment building owner and Fortune 500 corporate manager. The Series is about determination, self-help and life lessons. They include The Child, The Soldier, and The Adult.
The Child focuses on his coming-of-age experiences from early childhood to age eighteen.
“Even though I loved the people in my community, I disliked intensely almost everything about where I grew up. I always felt out-of-place.”
The Soldier highlights a stint in the US Air Force in Germany. After learning to speak German, he began a romance leading to international, interracial marriage.
“I love my country the USA, but I found out at an early age my country did not like me.”
The Adult identifies his accomplishments as an apartment building owner/manager and corporate executive.
“Growing up on welfare, I will never forget the word “Commodities.” “My father would go to the county’s food-distribution site to pick up our family’s share of government food when I was in elementary school; we called it commodities. Today it is called food stamps.”
“One of the Best Memoirs I have ever read.’’ Thankful Strother's story of his life experiences is moving and profound. He does a remarkable job of bringing the reader into his world. 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.
Alien in the Delta takes you on a journey that highlights the life experiences of a boy from the age of six through manhood. He grew up on the Mississippi River in the Arkansas Delta but felt out-of-place in that environment. In his hometown prejudice and inequality were practice openly. His escape from the Delta was not realized until he went abroad. He takes you on his adventures in the rural south and throughout Europe. He shares with you a variety of emotions including fear, sadness, happiness, and amusement. Alien in the Delta is a memoir about overcoming adversity.