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Auburn alumnus Jim Buford to give reading of new collection of short fiction

AUBURN – Author and Auburn University alumnus, Jim Buford, will present a public reading of his new book, “The House Across the Road,” at 3 p.m., Thursday, May 6th in The Special Collections and Archives Department of the Auburn University Library.

“The House Across the Road,” a collection of loosely connected short fiction, is a departure for the former nonfiction writer. Bert Hitchcock, a noted scholar of Southern literature and author of the book’s preface, says that Buford shows special skill in his genuine, humorous renderings of small-town life in the South.

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