May 3, 2014 11:02:31 PM
Leakesville resident and sitting Mississippi Supreme Court Justice Randy Pierce will sign copies of his new novel, "Magnolia Mud" (Dogwood Press, 2014), at The Book Mart, 120 E. Main St. in Starkville, Tuesday, May 6 at 3 p.m. First-edition, signed copies will be available for $24.95 plus tax.
Pierce, whose first novel, "Pain Unforgiven," was released in 2011, was praised by Andy Taggart, the co-author (with Jere Nash) of Mississippi Fried Politics. "(He) has drawn from a rich pantry of ingredients -- Mississippi political lore, partisan animosities, childlike innocence, hard-boiled arrogance -- to cook up a dish that leaves us wanting more," Taggart said of "Magnolia Mud."
"Randy Pierce spins a tale of Mississippi political intrigue that hits close to home," said Mississippi Representative David Baria (District 122, Hancock County). "Magnolia Mud is a redemptive morality tale with a surprising twist that reminds the reader of that which is truly important and sacred to all families."
Pierce is a lifelong resident of Greene County. A graduate of the University of Southern Mississippi and the University of Mississippi School of Law, he previously served in the Mississippi Legislature.
"Magnolia Mud" is about a fictional governor's race in Mississippi. The action takes place in areas around the state as the candidates make campaign stops everywhere they can.
"It's great to work with Randy and an honor to publish him," said Joe Lee, editor-in-chief of Dogwood Press and author of the forthcoming suspense thriller, "Director's Cut" (Dogwood Press, 2014). "Magnolia Mud is a great read and reminds us that when you get past all the political consultants and lofty rhetoric, the men and women who run for elected office face the same challenges the rest of us do in our lives, and their families hurt just like ours in times of tragedy."
To reserve a signed copy of "Magnolia Mud," call 662-323-2844.
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