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Larry BrownA Writer's Life$
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Jean W. Cash

Print publication date: 2011

Print ISBN-13: 9781604739800

Published to University Press of Mississippi: March 2014

DOI: 10.14325/mississippi/9781604739800.001.0001

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Writing and Building, 2004

Writing and Building, 2004

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(p.227) Chapter Fourteen Writing and Building, 2004
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Larry Brown
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Jean W. Cash

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University Press of Mississippi
DOI:10.14325/mississippi/9781604739800.003.0015

This chapter discusses the time when Larry Brown signed a new two-book contract with the Free Press that included a 1 October 2004 deadline for submitting the first book. Brown spent most of the following year at home in Lafayette County, writing the novel he planned to call A Miracle of Catfish and finishing his cabin. Later in August, Silas House came to Oxford for a book signing and took the opportunity to visit with Brown. In early October, Brown took another major break from writing when his daughter, LeAnne, married James Bradley Bonds. Mary Annie went to great lengths to plan the wedding, and the affair plunged the Brown household into chaos. After the wedding, Brown immediately returned to his writing and construction projects.

Keywords:   two-book contract, Free Press, Lafayette County, Silas House, Oxford, book signing

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