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BOOK BIZ: Donna Tartt’s first book stands the test of time

With the publication of her third novel, The Goldfinch, which won the 2014 Pulitzer Prize for fiction, Mississippian Donna Tartt’s place in literary history was assured. Her first book, The Secret History, is every bit as fascinating and has been hooking readers with its blend of chilling mystery and social commentary since its publication in 1992. Born in Greenwood and ...

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Former editor dies

Former Houston Chronicle night editor Lee Cearnal, who oversaw a Pulitzer Prize-winning project while with The Clarion-Ledger in Mississippi, has died in Houston. He was 68. Cearnal worked at several newspapers during his long career in journalism, including a stint at The Clarion-Ledger in Jackson and another in Monroe, La., before he landed a job at the Chronicle. Cearnal is ...

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Morrison wrings out every emotion in new novel about war veteran

Fans of Pulitzer Prize winning author Toni Morrison will welcome her latest work, “Home”, a novel of just 144 pages that revisits the theme of the prodigal son. The Nobel laureate author has a way of reaching deep into human emotion and shaking us into feeling things we didn’t know we could feel as she did in the moving Beloved. ...

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Gulfport native appointed 19th U.S. poet laureate

Mississippians continue to excel in arts and letters. The appointment of Natasha Trethewey as the 19th U.S. poet laureate is another reason for us to be proud of the state’s rich literary legacy; made sweeter because it’s not confined to the past but is a current and ongoing tradition. She will begin her duties in the fall in Washington, D.C., ...

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