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New memoir recounts a thriving business, a vengeful ex-employee, and a new life in Ouray

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Di Rushing’s new memoir came out this year. It’s her first book.

When Di Rushing left her Mississippi Delta home three decades ago and headed for a new life in Ouray, Colorado, she and her family were fleeing a dark chapter in their lives. That episode became the catalyst for a memoir called “The Delta in the Rear View Mirror.” The book traces the loss of her beloved winery when a former employee destroyed it.

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Di and Sam Rushing resettled in Ouray after their winery was destroyed.