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Media Commentary: Is it Fact or Fiction, by MTSU Professor Larry Burriss

Is it fact or fiction? With today’s media commentary, here’s Dr. Larry Burriss from the MTSU School of Journalism… VERBATIM: “In the tragedy “Hamlet,” William Shakespeare cleverly devises a play within play in an attempt to catch a murderer. For the theater goer, it is important to keep the play, as a kind of reality …

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Local author releases sequel state history book, 17 years after starting project | News

ENID, Okla. — A local author is finally closing a major chapter after nearly two decades poring over historical archives, meeting influential Oklahomans and documenting their stories in two tomes. John Dwyer spent Saturday afternoon at Putnam Six Bookstore in Enid scribing his name to copies of his newest work, volume two of “The Oklahomans: …

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By the book: Dickinson County woman talks about her life as a bestselling author of inspirational romance novels | News

Pat MacDonald, known nationwide by her pen name Patricia Davids, had her most recent novel — Mistaken for His Amish Bride — come out in March. Another book will come out this October. MacDonald, who lives outside Enterprise, has made a name for herself as a prolific writer in the inspirational romance genre. She began …

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Indie Bookstores’ COVID Recovery: Leveraging TikTok and Bookshop.org

In the midst of the COVID pandemic, Beth Ann Sabo discovered TikTok. At 63 years old, Sabo is far from the stereotypical TikTok user, striking more of a kindly grandmother figure than a member of what many perceive to be a teenage-dominated social media platform. And while she is certainly not a TikTok “influencer,” Ella …

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Michel Houellebecq: Essays and interviews collection sheds light on controversial writer

The first act of ‘Interventions 2020’, the collection of Michel Houellebecq’s essays and interview transcripts that has at long last been published in English, is presumably chosen to please given that it is called ‘Jacques Prévert is a jerk’. It shows the lastingly-enigmatic novelist and poet at his most vituperative and gives us the feeling …

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6 Historical Fiction Books for ‘The Gilded Age’ Fans

After a successful first season of HBO’s The Gilded Age, many are left thirsty for more stories from this not-too-distant past. It’s downton abbey off-season all over again—no surprise considering the shows share a creator. While there are many non-fiction titles to explore the lives of the names dropped in the series, the titles below …

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