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BOOK BIZ — Stories of entrepreneurial Mississippians are inspirational

by Published: June 13,2014

Tags: books, Business, Entrepreneurs, Mississippi

Mississippi Entrepreneurs could be classified as a coffee table book since it’s bound with cloth and has a beautiful Mississippi River scene photo on the dust cover, and has content suitable for browsing. However, it’s more than a coffee table book. It’s something of a history of business in Mississippi and, more importantly, full of […] [...]

BOOK BIZ — Mississippi author writes haunting story of family’s WWII secrets

by Published: June 6,2014

Tags: books, Business, D-Day, education, Mississippi

I was not familiar with Margaret McMullan, so it was a surprise to find her in the Mississippi section at the newly re-opened Pass Christian Books. The book’s cover, title and brief synopsis intrigued me. Why is she a Mississippi writer? First, let’s discuss the book. The author spent five years researching and writing In […] [...]

BOOK BIZ — Mississippian Ellen Gilchrist’s newest book delights

by Published: May 30,2014

Tags: books, Business, Ellen Gilchrist, Mississippi

Mississippi’s own modern-day master of the short story, Ellen Gilchrist, is back in true form. With Acts of God, her first book in eight years, and her 12th book of short stories overall, Gilchrist again pleases those who love her wit, her wry sensibility, and her keen eye for detail. Gilchrist, at 79, has built […] [...]

BOOK BIZ: A native son writes movingly about Detroit’s downfall

The fascinating story of Detroit’s rise and subsequent fall — and whatever the future holds for the city and its beleaguered residents — is something we’ll likely be analyzing for years to come. It’s stunning, really, when you think about the fact that at one point Detroit was the nation’s richest big city, and is […] [...]

BOOK BIZ — Lives of blind French girl and Nazi Youth converge in occupied France

by Published: May 9,2014

Tags: books, Business, literature, Mississippi

It’s fairly certain All the Light We Cannot See is going to be on the 2014 list of favorite books for a lot of us. It has many of the elements I enjoy in a novel — a World War II background with a specific setting in occupied France; a heart-tugging story; and human emotions […] [...]

BOOKBIZ: Images of dogs add to contrasts of the Delta

by Published: April 21,2014

Tags: books, Business, Mississippi

Who doesn’t like dogs? This is a coffee table book that’s sure to bring smiles to a lot of faces along with some reflective pondering. The photographer of the popular Delta Land has turned her camera to the dogs of this region. The Mississippi Delta is known for many things. It’s a land of stark […] [...]

BOOL BIZ — An old literary form gets new life from a writer on the rise

by Published: April 14,2014

Tags: Business, Mississippi, reading, writing

For many of us, the word “essay” conjures up thoughts of college application essays or the essay portions from exams in middle school and beyond. Or, perhaps we remember the assigned readings of essays by thinkers like Frenchman Michel de Montaigne (who was the first person to describe his writing as essays back in the […] [...]

BOOK BIZ: Learn how eight successful CEOs ran their companies in good times and bad

Suppose someone asked you to name the most successful chief executive officer of the last 50 years. There’s a good chance you’d answer Jack Welch, who served as CEO of General Electric for 20 years (1981 to 2001). Welch became famous for his brash, no-nonsense style of management, his tough attitude and his relentless focus […] [...]

BOOK BIZ: Tennessee Williams/New Orleans Literary Festival perfect for bookworms

by Published: March 28,2014

Tags: books, Business, literature, Mississippi

It was a perfect day — good weather, good food, good company and literary seminars. I joined my daughter, LouAnn, for the Tennessee Williams/New Orleans Literary Festival last Friday. With the pleasant temperature it was an easy walk from her house to a restaurant on Dumaine Street for lunch. Then on to the Hotel Monteleone […] [...]

BOOK BIZ: Coastliners proves small towns can fight back

by Published: March 14,2014

Tags: Coastliners, Joanne Harris, Perennial, William Morrow

You don’t have to live on a coast line to enjoy Coastliners. The book is set on the tiny island of Le Devin in the Atlantic Ocean off the coast of the Brittany region of France. Don’t look for this island on a map because it was created by Harris based on childhood visits to […] [...]

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