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Ole Miss professor explores Southern spirit in new book

From the photo of people in exuberant worship on the book’s cover, it’s clear Charles Reagan Wilson is taking a vigorous view of the Southern spirit. In his book he explores its meaning, including religious ecstasy and celebrations of regional character and distinctiveness. As the Kelly Gene Cook Sr., Chair in History and professor of Southern Studies at the University ...

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Natchez writer pens fast-paced legal thrillers set in the Delta

Lawyer-turned-financial-advisor-turned-writer Michael Henry is causing a stir in Natchez where local readers are responding positively to his first two novels. Mary Emrick, owner of Natchez’s Turning Pages Books & More, couldn’t be more pleased with Henry’s legal thrillers. “The action is tight, the characters are compelling and well developed and the dialogue flows naturally,” she said. “There is no confusion. ...

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Catfish Alley takes a different approach to friendship, understanding between races

Once again Mississippi’s troubled history of racism and timorous present-day understanding of it come to the forefront in “Catfish Alley,” a debut novel by Lynne Bryant. It’s pitched as a tale of “female friendship, endurance and hope in the South” and is yet another book that takes a shot at Junior League-ism. Diane Shepherd, owner of Main Street Books in ...

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Clutch: Why some excel under pressure and others don’t

The book world is overflowing with motivational and self-help books for business and professional readers. New York Times ‘Wealth Matters’ columnist and former Financial Times reporter Paul Sullivan takes a fresh approach in his book Clutch which was published last September. He looks at why some people excel under pressure and others don’t; those who are clutch and those who ...

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Book Biz: Spotlight on state’s role in Civil War

Vicksburg is, of course, a likely place to find interest in the War Between the States. Thousands of visitors flock annually to the National Military Park there, and with officials preparing for the 150th anniversary of the war, interest is growing. That’s why Laura Weeks, owner of Lorelei Books in downtown Vicksburg, is so keen on the latest book of ...

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