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Alabama agency closes Harper Lee elder-abuse investigation

April 6, 2015


MONTGOMERY — An investigation into potential elder-abuse of author Harper Lee — sparked by the surprising announcement that she would publish a new book — is closed, with no findings of any abuse, officials said Monday. The “To Kill A Mockingbird” author made international headlines in February with the news that she would be publishing […]

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MCDILL: Why Choctaw Books is calling it quits

August 27, 2013


It was with great sadness that I recently learned of the planned closing of Choctaw Books in Jackson. It was also with a flash of realization that I’m part of the problem; part of the reason for its closing. I might as well help owner Fred Smith lock the doors on his last day on […]

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REILY: ‘Sanctuary of Outcasts’ best book I have read in at least a decade

April 9, 2013

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A little over a year ago, my sister-in-law suggested a book to my wife. She, in turn, suggested it to me, saying it was a good book by a Mississippi author. At the time, I had no idea the book, “In the Sanctuary of Outcasts” would become one of my favorite books of all time. […]

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With McCormick’s closing, Greenville takes another step backwards

November 14, 2011

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Once hailed as one of the nation’s great centers for literature, Greenville’s cultural heritage has sustained yet another big blow with the announcement that McCormick’s Book Inn will shut its doors at the end of this month. The privately owned bookstore has been a gathering place for both writers and readers since 1965. In addition […]

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