Summer 2013 Dear Reader

In this issue of the Dear Reader blurb for Elizabeth Gilbert's new book, The Signature of All Things, I described the novel as based on a "true" story, which it is not. But that's how wonderfully convincing this book is! Sorry, Dear Readers! LH

Breaking News! The Summer issue of Dear Reader is available to view online. "We will be hosting book signing events for the following books and their authors, including former University Chancellor Robert Khayat’s memoir, The Education of a Lifetime; The Storied South by the former director of both the Center for the Study of Southern Culture and the National Endowment for the Humanities, Bill Ferris; a new novel from Steve Yarbrough, The Realm of Last Chances; former Grisham writer-in-residence, National Book Award winner, and DeLisle, Mississippi native Jesmyn Ward’s Men We Reaped; two new books by Jackson, Mississippi native Kiese Laymon, his novel, Long Division, and essays, How To Slowly Kill Yourself and Others in America; Oxford’s Julie Cantrell and her new book, When Mountains Move; MUW writing professor Michael Farris Smith’s big novel, Rivers; and two books (in November) from former Oxford resident and Oxford Eagle writer Jonny Miles, the cookbook Wild Chef and a wild, rollicking novel, Want Not." RH