Posts Tagged ‘MBJ Book Biz’

Book Biz: Could an unknown woman have designed the famous Tiffany lamp?

What if a woman had designed the famous Tiffany lamp? Should she choose art over love? Those are some of the questions explored in Susan Vreeland’s latest work of historical fiction about the world of art. Mary Emrick, owner of Turning Pages Books & More in Natchez, is reading and enjoying the book. “It’s pretty […] [...]

Book Biz: Rushing’s gardening advice: Don’t just grow roses, smell them too

None can really be surprised that gardening guru Felder Rushing has written a book that takes an offbeat approach to gardening. This well-known gardener, lecturer and author marches to a different beat and so does his gardening. He wants this activity to be fun and enjoyable. “Life has lots of pressures — why include them […] [...]

Book Biz: Highlights of amazing and historic career explored in new book

Jack Cristil’s long career as the Mississippi State University voice of sports is of interest to a wider range of readers than just MSU alumni. With a career that lasted 58 years, he is an icon in a state that relishes sports. Veteran journalist Sid Salter has captured the history and highlights of Cristil’s life […] [...]

Book Biz:Nature photographer’s book wins first place in international competition

In Mississippi’s tradition of producing award-winning books, Madison nature photographer Stephen Kirkpatrick has brought home another honor. His beautiful coffee table book, Sanctuary – Mississippi Coastal Plain, won first place in the nonfiction category of Writer’s Digest magazine’s 19th annual International Self-Published Book Awards. The 10-inch-by-11-inch book was one of 262 entries in this category. […] [...]

It’s never too late to tap into your creativity

It’s interesting to find out what’s on a bookseller’s bedside table. Laura Weeks, owner of Lorelei Books in Vicksburg, is in a creative frame of mind. That’s why she has “The Paper Garden: An Artist Begins Her Life’s Work at 72” by Molly Peacock among her bedside reading material. “Sometimes it seems like anything and […] [...]

Young writer takes on Balkan folklore with interesting tales

by Published: May 15,2011

Tags: Emily Gatlin, Gum Tree Books, MBJ Book Biz, Tea Obreht

At age 25, Tea Obreht has already made a name for herself. Before “The Tiger’s Wife” was published as a book, excerpts appeared in The New Yorker magazine and caused quite a stir. Obreht earned a spot on the venerable magazine’s “20 Under 40” list of fiction writers — indeed as the youngest writer on […] [...]

Book Biz: A confirmed book lover shares recommendations

by Published: February 6,2011

Tags: Lynn Lofton, MBJ Book Biz

Thomas Jefferson said he could not live without books. Even in this age of unrelenting distractions, instant communication and a myriad of entertainment choices, book lovers still agree with Jefferson. Books enrich our lives with riveting stories, interesting information, mental trips to other times and lands, and on and on. My love affair with books […] [...]

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