Posts Tagged ‘Book Biz’

Books about Delta history and Eudora Welty’s garden have wide interest among Mississippians

Because they love to read books, share them with others and of course sell them, booksellers sometimes find it difficult to recommend just one book. That’s the case with Hugh McCormick, owner of McCormick Book Inn in Greenville. With an eye toward the upcoming gift-giving holidays, he enthusiastically recommends a book published in 2000 and […] [...]

The Night Circus creates magical world where readers want to linger

by Published: October 16,2011

Tags: Book Biz, Erin Morgenstern, The Night Circus

Erin Morgenstern’s debut novel, “The Night Circus,” has quickly created a buzz and is receiving good reviews. Summit Entertainment has already purchased the movie rights. Morgenstern, a Smith College theater graduate and visual artist, says she doesn’t care which actors play the parts but she’s very interested in the costumes. The book is set in […] [...]

Tale of WW II German occupation of Guernsey Island is remarkable tale

Most often we review and herald newly published books in this column, but that isn’t a requirement. “The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society” was published a few years ago and is a jewel of a book. Less than 300 pages, it’s an entertaining read full of drama, wit, history and charm. It chronicles […] [...]

The Marriage Plot: Award-winning author returns with compelling novel

There are several things to recommend “The Marriage Plot” — he author is a Pulitzer Prize-winning writer; for the literary minded, the book is full of ‘bookish’ issues and mentions of great novels; and the owner of Square Books, Richard Howarth, thinks it is good. “In the opening third of Jeffrey Eugenides’ brilliant new novel […] [...]

Damned presents hell as only Palahniuk can

by Published: September 25,2011

Tags: Book Biz, Chuck Palahniuk, Damned, Lemuria Bookstore

Biblical descriptions aside, ideas of what constitutes hell vary from person to person. For me it could be the forced watching of reality television shows and reading of romance novels with trips to Wal-Mart thrown in for extra punishment. But alas, “Damned” describes hell as only Chuck Palahniuk can imagine it. The book will be released […] [...]

This book is about the meaning of flowers and so much more

Before any readers dismiss this book as just a book about flowers or gardening, stop and reconsider. According to Nan Graves Goodman of Jackson’s Lemuria Books, this book is so much more. She says it’s one of her all-time favorite books and will be her number one book to sell for the holidays. “Naturally, because […] [...]

Southern Writers gives glimpse of where and how writers create

We bibliophiles often are not only fascinated by what writers write but also by how, when and where they write. “Southern Writers” answers some of those questions in a revealing pictorial of seventy-two critically and popularly acclaimed writers of the contemporary American South. I recently received a copy of this book as a birthday gift, […] [...]

Southern Belle survives Vermont winter in touching, humorous tale

Of course we all know Southern Belles are tough as nails and can persevere in true steel magnolia fashion. Lisa Patton reminds us of that in her debut novel, “Whistlin’ Dixie in a Nor’Easter.” “I really, really liked this book,” said Mary Emrick, owner of Turning Pages Books & More in Natchez. “It was so […] [...]

Cancer survivor: Pay attention to your health

by Published: August 21,2011

Tags: Book Biz, Cancer Sucks, David Yates

The title says it all, “Cancer Sucks.” In this book to be published Aug. 23, Ventura, Calif., resident David Yates describes his journey through not one but three bouts with this dreaded illness. Is there anyone whose life has not been touched by the Big C? If not directly, we’ve encountered it through the lives […] [...]

Book outlines ways to reach better manager/employee relationships

Employers and managers wanting to run a successful operation know the secret is to bring out the best in their employees. Lisa Giruzzi’s new book, Bringing Out the Best in Your Employees, provides help for better communication between managers and employees. Giruzzi has more than 25 years experience in helping people be more successful through […] [...]

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