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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, and I’m enjoying getting to ...

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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 funny. I was looking for ...

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Cancer survivor: Pay attention to your health

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 of friends and family. It’s ...

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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 effective communication. In this untraditional ...

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Socrates and his society come to life in The Hemlock Cup

How do we examine the life of the man who told us the unexamined life is not worth living? British historian, author and broadcaster Bettany Hughes does just that by bringing to life the social, political, economic, literary and military realities of Socrates’ society. “I mainly did it by describing the sights, sounds, mores and facts that surrounded him,” Hughes ...

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Southern writer appears in book that tries to define ‘a life well lived’

Northeasterner Ann Napolitano did not set out to write about one of our most cherished writers, Flannery O’Connor, and was surprised when O’Connor showed up as a character “out of the blue – creatively speaking.” Napolitano is intrigued with the concept of a “well-lived life,” and that is a central theme of “A Good Hard Look” “I can see that ...

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Book details sensational Laurel murder of 1935

In Mississippi we do like murder mysteries, and we like scandals, especially when they’re true. Hunter Cole’s book, The Legs Murder Scandal, is billed as ‘the engaging story of Mississippi’s Lizzie Borden and the sensational matricide that mystified the nation.’ If that doesn’t intrigue you, read on. In Laurel, in 1935, a daughter in a wealthy and troubled family stood ...

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Book attempts to solve mystery of who killed the movies

It’s difficult to classify the works of British novelist and journalist Will Self. He explores the vanities of modern life and takes no prisoners. His latest, “Walking to Hollywood,” is no exception. The book jacket announces that the tale is a “trip through the unreality of our culture.” It provides a satirical view of Hollywood, the allure surrounding it and ...

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Delta life and spirit illustrated with art and essays in Norris book

This lavishly illustrated book is a retrospective of an inspirational, self-taught artist from the Mississippi Delta, Carolyn Norris. It includes a biographical essay by Dorothy Shawhan plus essays by Patti Carr Black and Tom Rankin. Laura Weeks, owner of Lorelei Books in Vicksburg, recently hosted a signing event for the artist and author. Weeks was especially pleased to reconnect Norris ...

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Lofton offers testosterone, or lack thereof, as great Buffett trading secret

How has Warren Buffett created the largest and greatest investment portfolio in human history? By mastering his temperament and “trading like a girl.” So argues Motley Fool writer and Mississippi native Louann Lofton in her new book “Warren Buffett Invests Like a Girl.” In October 2008, when the Dow Jones Industrial Average began to nose dive shortly after the Lehman ...

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