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Young writer takes on Balkan folklore with interesting tales

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 the list. Emily Gatlin, another ...

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Book Biz: ‘Crooked Letter, Crooked Letter’ is a real page turner

Oxford resident Tom Franklin has penned a real page turner in “Crooked Letter, Crooked Letter,” according to Emily Gatlin, manager of Gum Tree Books in Tupelo. “It’s a mystery thriller that takes place in a small, fictional town in Mississippi,” she said. “I read it in a weekend and can’t recommend it enough. It’s for all ages. Gum Tree owner ...

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