- Fatal-shooting victim ID'd; uncle said he tried to break up fight (9/29/16)30
- Driver charged with manslaughter in crash that killed 2 (9/27/16)
- Sister: Shooting victim died a hero (9/30/16)9
- Perryville couple arrested on felony drug charges after sting operation (9/29/16)
- Perryville High principal on leave; no reason given (9/28/16)9
- Video and evidence largely confirm trooper's claims in April traffic stop shooting (9/23/16)9
- Perryville man arrested for alleged patronizing prostitution, harassment (9/23/16)6
- Animal-rescue group receives grant from rock star for spay, neuter assistance (9/28/16)1
- Cape man may lose eye after shovel beating, police say (9/25/16)2
- Monia pleads guilty to 9 counts of financial exploitation of elderly; dealings with murderer Joseph clarified (9/28/16)11
Linda Clark Nash had a fascination with Pierre de Lorimier from an early age. As a sixth-grade student, she attended Lorimier school in Cape Girardeau -- now city hall. Later she studied about Cape Girardeau's founder in college and has researched the man since.
This month, the years of research and interest come to fruition with the release of her first book, "The Journals of Pierre Louis de Lorimier." A book signing will be held from 10 a.m. to noon tomorrow and Sept. 29 at the Red House Interpretive Center in Cape Girardeau where the book will be available for purchase. Bookstores will carry it beginning Oct. 1. A compilation of Lorimier's journals edited by Nash, the book includes the original French words and English translation.
This month's TBY publication noted the extensive research Nash has done for the project. From her travels to St. Louis, New Orleans and Alexandria, La. to her long-distance research by email and phone to locations in the U.S. and abroad, Nash has put a great deal of work into this project.
Anyone who enjoys learning about Cape Girardeau's founder will be interested to read this book. We hope you stop by one of the book signings.
Congratulations to Nash on the project.