Book signing set for Winston County Library

There will be a book signing from 2-4 p.m. Tuesday, July 29 at the Winston County Library featuring author and Mississippi native Arnold Drye with his new book UNTRUTHS AND TRUTHS UNTOLD.
Arnold Dyre is a Navy veteran and retired lawyer who writes a weekly newspaper column for the Grenada Star in Grenada, Mississippi. Dyre says that he operates on the notion that life should not be taken too seriously. Filled with nostalgic humor and tales of a well-spent youth growing up in the rural South, his first two books, HOME IS WHERE THE HEART IS and HOME AGAIN, provoke one’s own fond memories of life in simpler times. The books are calculated to make you smile or maybe even laugh out loud.
Dyre was born in Montgomery County and started school at Kilmichael. His family moved to Grenada County’s Gore Springs Community when Arnold was in the second grade and he was in the last class to graduate from Gore Springs’ Eighth Grade before the school was closed. Arnold then went to Grenada’s John Rundle High School and graduated in 1963. He married Beverly Biddy from Grenada, who was one class behind him at John Rundle. They both attended Ole Miss. Married now for 45 years, the couple reside in Madison, Mississippi.
Dyre’s most recent literary work is a legal thriller crime mystery novel titled UNTRUTHS AND TRUTHS UNTOLD. It is the first in a planned series of mystery novels featuring Mississippi lawyer Jake Baker and his investigator, Joe Bremer, who are attached by a special bond formed by experiences together during the Vietnam War. The front cover of UNTRUTHS AND TRUTHS UNTOLD features a portion of The Vietnam Wall bearing the name of Larry L. Cunningham from Louisville. Dyre and Cunningham were fraternity brothers and roommates at Ole Miss during their college days. Dyre says that never to be forgotten memories of fallen comrades of the Vietnam War helped fuel the writing of his novel. The book is not about Larry Cunningham but Dyre decided to use the photograph of his own first visit to The Wall on the cover of his book as a lasting tribute to his friend who died a hero’s death in the Vietnam War.
Arnold Dyre’s rural Mississippi upbringing coupled with his experiences as a Navy veteran of the Vietnam War and the knowledge amassed via years as a Jackson, Mississippi trial lawyer with cases throughout the state as well as in a number of out-of-state jurisdictions, permit him to write with a degree of realism not often achieved. The Winston County Library is pleased to provide its patrons the opportunity to come visit with this Mississippi author and hear him discuss his premier novel and perhaps tell what will follow.