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Mississippi writer winning high praise for her second novel

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 professor of creative writing at ...

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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 high school who are struggling ...

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