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Critically Acclaimed Author Paul H. Yarbrough to Hold Book Signing in Houston for Mississippi Cotton on April 7th

Book Has Been Nominated for Several Literary Awards


Atlanta, GA -- (SBWIRE) -- 04/02/2012 -- Paul H. Yarbrough, author of the new and acclaimed adventure novel, Mississippi Cotton, will be holding a book signing in Houston, TX on Saturday, April 7th from noon to 4 PM at Half Price Books, located at Clear Lake, 961 NASA Pkwy, Houston, TX 77058. Mississippi Cotton, Yarbrough’s debut book brings to light the complex history of rural Mississippi in the 1950’s. It follows a young boy named Jake Conner on his adventure through the Mississippi Delta in 1951. Many readers will be able to relate to Jake’s summer vacation, “but his gets a little more adventurous as he and his cousins snoop around in a mystery that is better left to the grown-ups,” says Yarbrough. The book has drawn critical acclaim from across the country. The main character Jake Conner has been compared to Mattie in True Grit and Scout in To Kill a Mockingbird. “Sharp eyes tempered with childhood simplicity,” says Delta Magazine. Mississippi Cotton has also been nominated for several prestigious literary awards.

“I am pleased to be in Houston as part of my book tour for Mississippi Cotton,” said Paul H. Yarbrough. “This book is mystifying and is written in a style that is distinctly Southern but one that readers anywhere can enjoy.” While this novel is brimming with mystery and adventure, Mississippi Cotton also successfully captures that coveted "Southern charm". The author brings a heartwarming perspective to the old-vs.-new life in the South. This book is perfect for readers of all ages. Readers of Mississippi Cotton say it is one book that is extremely hard to put down!

Mississippi Cotton is a must-have for not only Southern enthusiasts but anyone who loves to roll up their sleeves and solve a mystery. The novel is “heavy on nostalgia and the setting is where my roots are: Mississippi,” says Yarbrough. Yarbrough is married and resides in Houston, TX. He has been in the oil industry for 35 years.

Yarbrough will be available for autographed copies of Mississippi Cotton at Half Price Books in Houston at the Clear Lake location on Saturday, April 7th from noon to 4 PM. The book is a must read for anyone who enjoys a good adventure and would be a great addition to your personal library!

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