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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 in the garden? Doing something ...

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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. Winners will be formally announced ...

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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 everything is an obstacle to ...

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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: A confirmed book lover shares recommendations

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 began at an early age. ...

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