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When A Place Called Wiregrass was first published in early April, its small publisher out of Oklahoma had enough orders to warrant a whopping 27,000-copy printing. So its author, Michael Morris (pictured), did what many working stiffs only dream of doing: He left his comfortable post at an RTP firm for a 35-stop flying and driving tour, with plans never to return. Wiregrass, which was written in only six months under the tutelage of Tim McLaurin, centers on a complex and wealthy socialite who attempts to save everyone around her--and battle the hypocrisy of her church--all the while carrying a long-held secret (read Sin with a capital "M"), and never losing faith. Come hear Morris read from this page-turner at McIntyre's Fine Books in Pittsboro this Saturday, May 25 at 11 a.m. Call 542-3030 for details.

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