Lizzie : Brightest child anyone ever knew . . . her governor daddy gave her the political drive of a son he wished he's had. A Mississippi belle who ran away to New York in the teens, she came back home with a suitcase full of politics. Mid-age she sashayed into town in a dated dress and bright red lips - neighbors' heads wagging. They say she ended up out at Whitfield, gone quite mad. . . . Based on the life of a governor's daughter born in 1902, Lizzie is the story of a brilliant yet tragic woman who struggles to find her place - in a Southern world of conflicting values, under the rule of a father who psychologically destroys everyone around him. Readers will be spellbound by the interwoven storylines, a journey through women's suffrage, Jim Crow, and the Depression, overlaid with an antique dealer's tussle over the Dunbar family papers.