Posts Tagged ‘Jesmyn Ward’

LOUANN LOFTON — This unforgettable Mississippi memoir resonates

To read Jesmyn Ward’s haunting memoir Men We Reaped is to step inside of her pain and grief. It’s impossible not to be affected by it, not to be left breathless, not to have to put the book down now and then for a spell while you recover. Ward won a National Book Award back […] [...]

Mississippi writer winning high praise for her second novel

by Published: November 6,2011

Tags: Jesmyn Ward, Salvage the Bones

Looks like DeLisle native Jesmyn Ward has another outstanding book to her credit. It was just announced that the writer’s second novel, “Salvage the Bones” “is a finalist for the National Book Award. A former Stegner Fellow at Stanford University and Grisham Writer in Residence at the University of Mississippi, she is presently an assistant […] [...]

Book Biz: Two recent works examples of state’s literary prowess

Pass Christian Books owner Scott Naugle is an enthusiastic supporter of Mississippi writers and Mississippi subject matter. He touts two fine examples of both in the recent works of Ward and Vendryes. Signed copies of both books are available from the bookseller. “Where the Line Bleeds” tells the story of two brothers recently graduated from […] [...]

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