Author Paul Yarbrough To Hold Book Signing at Booksellers at Laurelwood, Memphis and Book Reading at Memphis Cotton Museum on Dec. 17

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  • (1888PressRelease) December 14, 2011 - Paul H. Yarbrough, author of the new and acclaimed adventure novel, Mississippi Cotton, will be holding a book signing in Memphis, TN on December 17th from 1 pm to 2 pm at Booksellers at Laurelwood, 387 Perkins Extended, Memphis, TN 38117. Yarbrough will also hold a book reading and signing the same day from 6 pm to 7:30 pm at The Memphis Cotton Museum 65 Union Avenue, Memphis, TN 38103. 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.

    "I am delighted to be in Memphis as part of the 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". The whole purpose of this book is to bring a smile and generate a sense of adventure within every reader.

    Mississippi Cotton is a must-have for not only Southern enthusiasts but anyone who loves to roll up their sleeves and solve a mystery. Yarbrough is married and resides in Houston, TX. He has been in the oil and industry for 40 years. The author brings a heartwarming perspective to the old-vs-new life in the South. The novel is "heavy on nostalgia and the setting is where my roots are: Mississippi," says Yarbrough.

    Yarbrough will be available for autographed copies of Mississippi Cotton in Memphis at the Booksellers at Laurelwood on Saturday, December 17h. Book reading and signing to take place at The Memphis Cotton Museum on Saturday, December 17th, where there will be wine and other refreshments available. Here Yarbrough will be reading an excerpt from Mississippi Cotton, will do a Question and Answer session, and then will be available to autograph copies. These two exciting events will make for a great way to spend a Saturday in Memphis, TN. The book is not only a must read for anyone who enjoys a good adventure but would make an ideal Christmas gift or stocking stuffer.

    Additional information on Paul H. Yarbrough and Mississippi Cotton may be obtained at

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