Set in pre-civil rights Mississippi, The View from Delphi follows two young mothers, Hazel and Vida-one wealthy and white, the other poor and black-who find a common cause in an unfair world. This absorbing novel is the story of a town, a people, and a society on the verge of great changes-and how great changes begin with small things, like friendship.About the AuthorJonathan Odell was born and raised in Mississippi, growing up in the institutional segregation of a small town. In college he became an activist and sold The Ebony Pictorial History of Black America door to door in black neighborhoods across the South while the Klan tried to discourage him. He spent his business career as a leadership coach to Fortune 500 companies and now resides in Minnesota. The View from Delphi is his first novel.