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Grisham’s latest a real page-turner

Editor Don Whitten takes a look at best-selling author John Grisham’s just-released legal thriller, “The Racketeer,” a story about a jailed lawyer who fingers the killer of a federal judge to get out of prison and begin life in witness protection. It’s another page-turner, Whitten writes, and maybe one of the quickest reads of a Grisham work in several years. (October 26, 2012, Page 4A)

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    Censorship is still 50 shades of wrong

    With libraries in multiple states deciding not to put the latest sex novel, E L James’ “Fifty Shades of Grey,”  on their shelves, local columnist Deidra Jackson writes about censorship and its effect on readers and the public. (May 10, 2012, Page 4)

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      Ace Atkins takes on big challenge – Spenser

      When best-selling crime novelist Robert B. Parker died a couple of years back, it was expected that his iconic Spenser character and series was gone, too. Not so. Editor Don Whitten takes a look at the newest Spenser tale – the first of what could be many written by accomplished Oxford author Ace Atkins. (May 7, 2012, Page 4)

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        Inmon back with more stories in ‘Camp Re-Form’

        Local author Gerald Inmon is back with more stories in his second book, “Camp Re-Form.” Editor Don Whitten takes a closer look at Inmon’s book and some of the author’s thoughts about his characters and his writing. (April 27, 2012, Page 4A)

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          King sisters, Carter enjoy promoting books

          Three girls, all growing up at the same time and graduating from the same high school class in a town like Oxford – who’d imagine that they’d have two books coming out within days of one another? that’s the case, though, and Editor Don Whitten takes a closer look at “Y’all Twins?” by Margaret and Katherine King and “One More Heartbeat: Chosen to Receive God’s Miracles” by Carolyn Carter. (March 23, 2012, Page 4A)

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            Letters to the Editor

            Camie Bianco and Claire Rychlak write to thank Kappa Kappa Gamma sorority at Ole Miss for its assistance in a program that gave books to Oxford Elementary School and Della Davidson Elementary School students, while Sabrina Bishop writes to ask how charter school funding can be fair for everyone. (March 23, 2012, Page 4A)

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              Battling the high prices of books for children

              We all want our children to have books and learn to read as soon as possible, but sometimes it’s a bit more costly than we can handle. So what’s a person to do? Staff writer Alyssa Schnugg takes on the issue and writes about a program that can help local children and families. (January 26, 2012, Page 4)

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                Gifts that have a long shelf life

                For News Editor Jonathan Scott, Christmas and books are practically synonymous. With the big shopping weekend coming up, Scott takes the opportunity to point out the large number of local authors and locally-oriented books that are available for those looking for gift ideas. (November 23, 2011, Page 4A)

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                  ‘Mississippi’s 100 Greatest Football Players’ a big hit

                  Do you like lists? You know, Top 10 lists, Top 20 lists, even Top 100 lists? Editor Don Whitten takes a look at local author/editor/publisher Neil White’s latest work, “Mississippi’s 100 Greatest Football Players of All Time.” The list, the extras and the photos make the book a must-see. (November 9, 2011, Page 4)

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                    Want a good story? Check out Grisham’s latest

                    Looking for a good story to spend a few hours with? Editor Don Whitten recommends John Grisham’s latest book, “The Litigators,” which many say is one of the best-selling author’s best in several years. (November 2, 2011, Page 4)

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