Monday, November 16, 2009

"Ford County": signature Grisham

Posted By on Mon, Nov 16, 2009 at 2:55 PM

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Before there was The Firm, there was A Time To Kill, which was set in Ford County, Mississippi. Now there's Ford County (new from Doubleday), and it's the author's first collection of short stories.

If you pre-ordered a signed copy of Ford County from Burke's Book Store, your order is ready. If you didn't pre-order, signed copies are still available through Burke's, but the supply is limited. Just don't expect a signature with a personalized greeting. Just the name of the author: John Grisham.

For a signed copy of Ford County, call Burke's at 901-278-7484, go by the store at 936 S. Cooper, or visit burkesbooks.com.

Monday, November 9, 2009

Bernie "It Was Too Good To Be True" Madoff at the MJJC

Posted By on Mon, Nov 9, 2009 at 7:23 PM

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Nobody could believe it — the profits: $65 billion. Nobody wanted to believe it — the scam: a Ponzi scheme. The scam artist: "Uncle Bernie" aka Bernard Madoff.

Erin Arvedlund: She didn't believe those profits either, so she investigated Madoff for Barron's back in 2001, but the SEC wouldn't follow up on her or anyone's suspicions. And now, Arvedlund's written about Madoff again. The book's called Too Good To Be True: The Rise and Fall of Bernie Madoff, and on Thursday, November 12th, at 7 p.m., Arvedlund is in Memphis to discuss Madoff and sign copies of her book at the Memphis Jewish Community Center.

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