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Wednesday December 23, 2015
Signing: 5:00


Joe T. Patterson and the White South's Dilemma $65
by Robert E. Luckett Jr.

Jackson, MS: University Press of Mississippi (2015)

As Mississippi's attorney general from 1956 to 1969, Joe T. Patterson led the legal defense for Jim Crow in the state. He was inaugurated for his first term two months before the launch of the Sovereignty Commission--charged "to protect the sovereignty of Mississippi from encroachment thereon by the federal government"--which made manifest a century-old states' rights ideology couched in the rhetoric of massive resistance. Despite the dubious legal foundations of that agenda, Patterson supported the organization's mission from the start and served as an ex-officio leader on its board for the rest of his life...

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Wednesday December 23, 2015
Signing: 4:00


The Teeth of the Souls $32.95
by Steve Yates

Springfield, MO: Moon City Press (2015)

As the sequel to Morkan's Quarry, The Teeth of the Souls tells the story of a marriage betrayed, a lifelong and secret love, and an Ozarks city riven by an Easter lynching. The story begins just after the Civil War when Leighton Shea Morkan, son of Irish immigrants, marries Patricia Gronhaagen Weitzer, daughter of a German banking family. Yet he can't let go of his childhood love and wartime confidante, the house hand and former slave, Judith. Both unions produce children, one a shrouded secret, and one the heir to the Morkan legacy: the limestone quarries of Springfield, Missouri, and the bloody past, what Judith...

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Wednesday December 23, 2015
Signing: 3:00


Crosscurrents and Other Stories $14.95
by Gerry Wilson

Winston Salem, NC: Press53 (2015)

The eleven stories in Gerry Wilson's debut collection, Crosscurrents and Other Stories, span three generations of women-wives, mothers, daughters, sisters, friends. Starkly real yet sometimes mystical, these stories portray women who persevere in the midst of betrayal, loss, and heartbreak. Crosscurrents and Other Stories resonates with the hard truths of women's lives...

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Wednesday December 23, 2015
Signing: 1:00


Bo: A Quarterback's Journey Through an SEC Season $24.95
by Billy Watkins

Oxford, MS: Nautilus (2015)

Bo: A Quarterback's Journey Through an SEC Season is a much bigger story than one year in the life of a college football player. Award-winning reporter Billy Watkins (who interviewed Bo before and after every game) takes the reader through the highs and lows of the historic 2014 college football season — a time when Mississippi was at the epicenter of the first College Football Playoff. Readers will relive the glory of the Alabama victory, the frustration of the game at Tiger Stadium, the excitement of being ranked in the top four of the first CBF Playoff committee selections, the heartache of Laquon Treadwell's horrific injury at the 1-yard line...

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Wednesday December 23, 2015
Signing: 11:00


South Toward Home $25.95
by Margaret Eby

New York, NY: W.W. Norton (2015) As new in dust jacket.

What is it about the South that has inspired so much of America's greatest literature? And why, when we think of Flannery O'Connor or William Faulkner or Harper Lee, do we think of them not just as writers, but as Southern writers? In South Toward Home, Margaret Eby—herself a Southerner—travels through the South in search of answers to these questions, visiting the hometowns and stomping grounds of some of our most beloved authors. From Mississippi (William Faulkner, Eudora Welty, Richard Wright) to Alabama (Harper Lee, Truman Capote) to Georgia (Flannery O'Connor, Harry Crews) and beyond, Eby looks deeply...

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Tuesday December 22, 2015
Signing: 5:00


Mind Over Fork $15.95
by Rebecca Turner

USA: Sartoris Literary Group (2015)

Rebecca Turner provides practical advice that goes beyond the plate to something deeper and more lasting. Unlike other diet programs, this book uses the mind as an access point to specifically identify what is holding the individual back and releasing unprocessed emotions towards food. This release helps people get unstuck in their health rut, increase their self-confidence, and achieve greater success in attaining the healthy lifestyle they deserve. The process laid out in the book will provide a lasting investment in self-development that goes beyond pounds on the scale...

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Tuesday December 22, 2015
Signing: 3:00


Chainsaws and Casseroles $24.95
by Marshall Ramsey

It happened even before Hurricane Katrina’s winds stopped blowing: We checked on our neighbors. Got gas (when we could find it) and bought stuff at the store. We then took the stuff to our church or synagogue. And we didn’t just drop it off. We cut our way down Highway 49 to help our neighbors on the Gulf Coast. When things got bad, we got good. Sure, that’s terrible grammar. But it’s probably the truest statement I’ve encountered in my nearly 20 years of living in Mississippi. When the proverbial poop hits the fan, we rise to the occasion ¬– and get busy helping those in need....

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Tuesday December 22, 2015
Signing: 1:00


Garden Magic $50
by Phillip Watson

USA: Phillip Watson Designs (2015) As new in dust jacket.

Garden Magic is a pictorial book of original garden designs by Phillip Watson accompanied by stories related to the inspirations and constructions of each. Many types of gardens are featured including a salt water marsh habitat, Versailles-type formal gardens, cottage environs, woodland settings, and a walled private estate. The connecting fibers are nature's ephemerals: light quality, rainbows, butterflies, fog, and seasonal embellishments. The premise is: "Magic isn't so much what you create, it is what you notice....

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Tuesday December 22, 2015
Signing: 12:00


America's Great Storm $25
by Haley Barbour

Jackson, MS: University Press of Mississippi (2015) As new in dust jacket.

When Hurricane Katrina hit Mississippi on August 29, 2005, it unleashed the costliest natural disaster in American history, and the third deadliest. Haley Barbour had been Mississippi's governor for only twenty months when he assumed responsibility for guiding his pummeled, stricken state's recovery and rebuilding efforts. America's Great Storm is not only a personal memoir of his role in that recovery, but also a sifting of the many lessons he learned about leadership in a time of massive crisis...

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Tuesday December 22, 2015
Signing: 11:00


Little Stories $34.95
by Malcolm White

What I present in this little book is how I see my postage stamp of earth; the place I call home and where I have made my life. The light, the story, the vantage point is a collection of experiences, a perspective of my journey, of my time spent looking and pondering. Eudora Welty once wrote, “to know one place well, is to understand all places better.” Here I share what I know — and in this case it is a geography known as Mississippi, a place of phantasmagoric change and historic resistance to change; a place beloved and a place despised and detested — a place of paradox, home. ....

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Monday December 21, 2015
Signing: 3:00


Katrina, Mississippi: Voices from Ground Zero $17.95
by Nancykay Sullivan Wessman

Oxford, MS: Triton Publishing (2015)

A work of creative nonfiction, Katrina, Mississippi: Voices from Ground Zero showcases heroes and their work from the epicenter of preparedness, response, rescue, recovery, and rebuilding. This account weaves individual stories from first responders and critically important volunteers into a timeline that also reports events simultaneously occurring beyond – the accounts of state and federal governments’ activities and the response of people and organizations from Florida to Oregon, Washington, and Alaska. This book deals with the public health impact of both the natural disaster and the unnatural consequences that emerged through human efforts. The book reveals personal recollections of health and medical aspects, special needs victims and mass care through sheltering, pop-up medical clinics, and the sole hospital that...

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Monday December 21, 2015
Signing: 1:00


The Last Season $24.95
by Stuart Stevens

New York, NY: Knopf (2015) As new in dust jacket.

Fathers, sons, and sports are enduring themes of American literature. Here, in this fresh and moving account, a son returns to his native South to spend a special autumn with his ninty-five-year-old dad, sharing the unique joys, disappointments, and life lessons of Saturdays with their beloved Ole Miss Rebels. In the fall of 2012, after working on a presidential campaign that suffered a devastating loss, Stuart Stevens, having turned sixty, realized that he and his ninty-five-year-old father had spent little time together for decades. His solution: a season of attending Ole Miss football games together, as they'd done when college football provided a way for his father to guide him through childhood--and to make sense of the troubled South of the time...

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Monday December 21, 2015
Signing: 11:00


The Scribe $25.95
by Matthew Guinn

New York, NY: W.W. Norton (2015) As new in dust jacket.

On the eve of Atlanta's 1881 International Cotton Exposition, disgraced former detective Thomas Canby is called back to the city to track a serial murderer who seems to be targeting its wealthiest black entrepreneurs. The killer's method is both strange and unusually gruesome: on each victim's body, a letter of the alphabet is inscribed. Intent on shielding the city's celebration of New South industry, its most prominent businessmen the Ring pressure Canby to tie up the case. Paired with Atlanta's first African American officer, Cyrus Underwood, Canby must face down enduring racism, and his own prejudices, to see clearly the source...

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Monday December 21, 2015
Signing: 11:00


Yard War $16.99
by Taylor Kitchings

New York, NY: Wendy Lamb Books (2015) As new in dust jacket.

It's 1964 in Jackson, Mississippi, deep in the civil rights movement, and the one black person twelve-year-old Trip Westbrook knows well is Willie Jane, the family maid, who has been a second mother to him. When Trip invites her son, Dee, to play football in the yard, Trip discovers the ugly side of his smiling neighbors. Even his loving grandparents don't approve. But getting to know Dee and playing football, being part of a team, changes Trip. He begins to see all the unspoken rules he lives by but doesn't agree with, such as respect your elders. What if he thinks their views are wrong? This engaging, honest, and hopeful novel is full of memorable characters, and brings the civil rights era South alive for young readers...

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Saturday December 19, 2015
Signing: 3:00


Meanwhile there are Letters $35
by Suzanne Marrs

New York, NY: Arcade Publishing (2015) As new in dust jacket.

In 1970, Ross Macdonald wrote a letter to Eudora Welty, beginning a thirteen-year correspondence between fellow writers and kindred spirits. Though separated by background, geography, genre, and his marriage, the two authors shared their lives in witty, wry, tender, and at times profoundly romantic letters, each drawing on the other for inspiration, comfort, and strength. They brought their literary talents to bear on a wide range of topics, discussing each others' publications, the process of translating life into fiction, the nature of the writer’s block each encountered, books they were reading, and friends and colleagues they cherished...

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Saturday December 19, 2015
Signing: 11:00


Dispatches From Pluto $16
by Richard Grant

New York, NY: Simon and Schuster (2015)

Richard Grant and his girlfriend were living in a shoebox apartment in New York City when they decided on a whim to buy an old plantation house in the Mississippi Delta. Dispatches from Pluto is their journey of discovery into this strange and wonderful American place. Imagine A Year In Provence with alligators and assassins, or Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil with hunting scenes and swamp-to-table dining...

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Thursday December 17, 2015
Signing: 5:00


Mississippi History $75
by Maude Schuyler Clay

New York, NY: Steidl (2015) As new in dust jacket.

Maude Schuyler Clay started her color portrait series Mississippi History in 1975 when she acquired her first Rolleiflex 2 camera. At the time, she was living and working in New York and paying frequent visits to her native Mississippi Delta, whose landscape and people continued to inspire her. Over the next 25 years, the project, which began as The Mississippians, evolved in part as an homage to Julia Margaret Cameron, a definitive pioneer of the art of photography. Cameron lived in Victorian England and began her photographic experiments in 1863. Clay's expressive, allegorical portraits of her friends, family and other Mississippians, as well as her artful approach to capturing the essence of light, are the driving forces behind her recollection of moments of family life in Mississippi in the 1980s and 90s...

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Monday December 14, 2015
Signing: 5:00


American Cyclone $40
by John M. Hilpert

Jackson, MS: University Press of Mississippi (2015)

When Theodore Roosevelt entered national politics as the Republicans' nominee for the vice presidency in 1900, he was only forty-one years old. However, he had caught the public's attention with the popular version of his life story. Child of East Coast privilege. Sickly, bespectacled youth. Naturalist and author. Harvard graduate. New York assemblyman. Young widower. Badlands cowboy. Civil Service reformer. Urban police commissioner. Assistant Secretary of the Navy. Rough Rider and war hero. Enemy of political bosses as governor of the nation's most important state. Attentive husband to his second wife, Edith, and the father of six children. Few candidates for the presidency or vice presidency have enjoyed the elevated level of admiration accorded Roosevelt in the waning days of the nineteenth century...

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Saturday December 12, 2015
Signing: 3:00 - 6:00


Two Dead and Counting... $19.95
by Richard Schwartz

Frederick Hernandez thought he had opened his eyes, but it was still pitch black. He tried to lift his arm, but he couldn't raise a single limb. He tried to speak, but nothing came out. Gradually, he realized he was moving. Here's your dead guy, a man announced as the moving sensation ceased. Stick him in the vault, another man said. I've got two autopsies to finish before I can start that one. Terror ricocheted through Frederick s body like a high-voltage electrical shock, causing his heart to jolt and then to flatline. Frederick Hernandez was the second patient to die but, unfortunately, not the last. When detective Jack Kendall's best friend dies, he makes a graveside vow to get to the bottom of it. Christine, his best friend's widow, hires attorney Cedric Johnson to file a wrongful death suit, but Jack is far too impatient to leave the investigative work up to him, and apparently he's not the only one. It seems Stacy Young a legal assistant in Cedric Johnson s office has been suspicious of Cedric...

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Saturday December 12, 2015
Signing: 1:00


The Allure of Immortality $24.95
by Lyn Millner

Gainesville, FL: University Press of Florida (2015) As new in dust jacket.

For five days in December 1908 the body of Cyrus Teed lay in a bathtub at a beach house just south of Fort Myers, Florida. His followers, the Koreshans, waited for signs that he was coming back to life. They watched hieroglyphics emerge on his skin and observed what looked like the formation of a third arm. They saw his belly fall and rise with breath, even though his swollen tongue sealed his mouth. As his corpse turned black, they declared that their leader was transforming...

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Saturday December 12, 2015
Signing: 11:00


Waters 2016 Calendar $19.95
by Wyatt Waters



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Thursday December 10, 2015
Signing: 4:00


Pushing Up to the Sun $19.95
by Joan Brady Bailey

There are those authors who write only from the soul. Their life experiences are the volumes that rest on the shelves of libraries that are accessible only through the doorways of their hearts. Joan Brady Bailey has been that kind of author all of her life. It is only now that she has reached into those resources and chosen to write...

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Tuesday December 8, 2015
Signing: 5:00
Reading: 5:30


Joe T. Patterson and the White South's Dilemma $65
by Robert E. Luckett Jr.

Jackson, MS: University Press of Mississippi (2015)

As Mississippi's attorney general from 1956 to 1969, Joe T. Patterson led the legal defense for Jim Crow in the state. He was inaugurated for his first term two months before the launch of the Sovereignty Commission--charged "to protect the sovereignty of Mississippi from encroachment thereon by the federal government"--which made manifest a century-old states' rights ideology couched in the rhetoric of massive resistance. Despite the dubious legal foundations of that agenda, Patterson supported the organization's mission from the start and served as an ex-officio leader on its board for the rest of his life...

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Saturday December 5, 2015
Signing: 11:00


The Bear Hunter $24.95
by James T. McCafferty

USA: Canebrake Publishing Company (2015)

Over a century ago readers of sporting journals in America and Europe relished the tales of Mississippi Delta bear hunter Robert Eager Bobo. Yet, in the years since, this most famous bear hunter of the late 1800s has been all but forgotten – until now. The Bear Hunter: The Life and Times of Robert Eager Bobo in the Canebrakes of the Old South brings to the modern reader, not only the story of Bobo’s bear hunting, but a thoroughly fascinating and entertaining picture of pioneer life in the nineteenth century Delta wilderness...

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Friday December 4, 2015
Signing: 12:00


Jack Cristil: Voice of the MSU Bulldogs $26
by Sid Salter

Jackson, MS: University Press of Mississippi (2015)

Jack Cristil (1925-2014) was a Southeastern Conference icon and the Voice of Bulldog athletics for more than five decades. In this biography, Cristil's remarkable life and career is shared with all Bulldog fans. Authored by Mississippi journalist Sid Salter with a foreword by distinguished Mississippi State University alum John Grisham, the book originally sold over 10,000 copies and raised over $170,000 for the Jacob S. "Jack" Cristil Scholarship in Journalism at MSU. With a fifty-eight-year association with MSU, Cristil was...

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Tuesday December 1, 2015
Signing: 5:00
Reading: 5:30


A Tapestry of Red & Blue: Ole Miss Sports 1945-1970: An Oral History $29.95
by Al Povall

Oxford, MS: Nautilus (2015)

Al Povall, an Ole Miss Rebel fan of the first magnitude and a student at Ole Miss from 1959 to 1963, has compiled here the stories of sixty Ole Miss athletes who competed for and represented Ole Miss in football, basketball, baseball, tennis, track and golf. The storytellers range...

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Monday November 23, 2015
Signing: 5:00
Reading: 5:30


Destiny and Power $35
by Jon Meacham

New York, NY: Random House (2015) As new in dust jacket.

From Pulitzer Prize winner and #1 New York Times bestselling author Jon Meacham comes a sweeping yet intimate biography of George H. W. Bush. Based on rigorous research, hours of private interviews, and extraordinary access to Bush’s diaries and to his family...

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Saturday November 21, 2015
Storytime: 10:00


Where Do They Go On Game Day? The Tale of the Dawgs Who Need Cheese $16.95
by Laurie Fisher

USA: Mascot Books (2015)

Nothing is nicer than springtime in Mississippi, especially when it is Game Day in Starkville! But what if your baseball game fun is interrupted by a sudden need for the worlds best cheese? The Dawgs at Left Field Lounge have the same dilemma! Good thing their friend Bully Bulldog knows exactly where to find the cheese they need or does he? Join purebreds and colorful mutts as Bully leads them on an adventure across town to find the round, red, beautiful cheese...

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Wednesday November 18, 2015
Signing: 5:00
Reading: 5:30


Grant Park $24.95
by Leonard Pitts Jr.

Evanston, Ill: Agate Publishing (2015) As new in dust jacket.

Grant Park is a page-turning and provocative look at black and white relations in contemporary America, blending the absurd and the poignant in a powerfully well-crafted narrative that showcases Pitts's gift for telling emotionally wrenching stories....

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Tuesday November 17, 2015 at the Welty House
Signing: 5:00
Reading: 5:30


A Free State $25.99
by Tom Piazza

New York, NY: Harper Collins (2015) As new in dust jacket.

The year is 1855. Blackface minstrelsy is the most popular form of entertainment in a nation about to be torn apart by the battle over slavery. Henry Sims, a fugitive slave and a brilliant musician, has escaped to Philadelphia, where he earns money living by his wits and performing on the street. He is befriended by James Douglass, leader of a popular minstrel troupe...

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Monday November 16, 2015
Signing: 5:00
Reading: 5:30


Devotion $28
by Adam Makos

New York, NY: Ballantine Books (2015) As new in dust jacket.

Devotion tells the inspirational story of the U.S. Navy’s most famous aviator duo: Lieutenant Tom Hudner, a white New Englander from the country-club scene, and Ensign Jesse Brown, an African American sharecropper’s son from Mississippi. Tom passed up Harvard to fly fighter planes for his country. Jesse became the navy’s first black carrier pilot to defend a nation that wouldn’t even serve him in a bar. While much of America remained divided by segregation, Jesse and Tom...

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Saturday November 14, 2015
Storytime: 10:00


The Most $22.95
by Anna McCoy

USA: Archway Publishing (2015)

A rhythmic and rhyming read with beautiful illustrations of your new best friends! Bianca, Ralphie, Libby, Ollie, Kate, Betsy, Leroy, and Jack teach us lots. Each adorable animal friend playfully acknowledges, shares, and celebrates their special purpose and unique differences. THE MOST is a perfect read for showing friends how to love and appreciate each other's unique characteristics, helping families who are growing and communicating love to multiple children, and teaching children that love can be shared amongst many ...

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Friday November 13, 2015
Signing: 5:00


Wall Street's Just Not That into You $22.95
by Roger Davis

USA: Bibliomotion (2015) As new in dust jacket.

Do you consider yourself a long-term investor? If so, chances are you have parked your money with an advisor and pay little attention to its performance and even less to the amount of risk in your portfolio. You may be told by Wall Street to buy stocks or funds and hold them, or to create a diverse portfolio to protect yourself from risk and downturns in the market. Truth be told, new studies show this approach may not be serving the long-term investor well....

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Thursday November 12, 2015
Signing: 5:00
Reading: 5:30


Murder, D.C. $27.95
by Neely Tucker

New York, NY: Viking (2015) As new in dust jacket.

When Billy Ellison, the son of Washington, D.C.’s most influential African-American family, is found dead in the Potomac near a violent drug haven, reporter Sully Carter knows it’s time to start asking some serious questions—no matter what the consequences. With the police unable to find a lead..

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Wednesday November 11, 2015 at Millsaps College
Event: 5:00 - 9:00


Then Comes Marriage $27.95
by Roberta Kaplan

New York, NY: WW Norton (2015) As new in dust jacket.

Renowned litigator Roberta Kaplan knew from the beginning that it was the perfect case to bring down the so-called Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA). Edie Windsor and Thea Spyer had been together as a couple, in sickness and in health, for more than forty years—enduring society’s homophobia...

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Tuesday November 10, 2015
Signing: 5:00


Chainsaws and Casseroles $24.95
by Marshall Ramsey

It happened even before Hurricane Katrina’s winds stopped blowing: We checked on our neighbors. Got gas (when we could find it) and bought stuff at the store. We then took the stuff to our church or synagogue. And we didn’t just drop it off. We cut our way down Highway 49 to help our neighbors on the Gulf Coast. When things got bad, we got good. Sure, that’s terrible grammar. But it’s probably the truest statement I’ve encountered in my nearly 20 years of living in Mississippi. When the proverbial poop hits the fan, we rise to the occasion ¬– and get busy helping those in need....

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Monday November 9, 2015
Signing: 5:00


Foster's Market Favorites $30.00
by Sara Foster

USA: Foster's Market (2015)

With 157 recipes and 125-plus photographs, Foster’s Market Favorites shares the dishes that have kept diners coming back to the beloved Durham, North Carolina eatery that Sara Foster opened in 1990. She continues the tradition of soulful yet simple, seasonally inspired cooking, where tradition meets modern. These fresh, satisfying creations are casual enough for everyday family meals, yet special enough to serve friends and guests....

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Monday November 9, 2015
Signing: 5:00


Turn Around $19.99
by Leigh Anne Tuohy

USA: Life Bible Study (2015)

Should I give to the guy standing there with a sign? How can I give to others when I can barely pay my own bills? How can I really make a difference? Giving isn't always about money, much less a lot of money. Leigh Anne Tuohy, whose family inspired the hit film The Blind Side, challenges us to re-think what giving really means. Turn Around is a five-day-per-week devotional that uses scripture as a springboard to reconsider what it means to give sacrificially, generously...

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Friday November 6, 2015
Signing: 5:00


Drowning Is Inevitable $17.99
by Shalanda Stanley

New York, NY: Knopf (2015) As new in dust jacket.

Olivia has spent her whole life struggling to escape her dead mother’s shadow. But when her father can’t even look at her because Olivia reminds him of her mother, and her grandmother mistakenly calls her “Lillian,” shaking a reputation she didn’t ask for is next to impossible. Olivia is used to leaning on her best friend, Jamie; her handsome but hot-tempered boyfriend, Max; and their wild-child friend, Maggie, for the reality check that her small Louisiana town can’t provide. But when a terrible fight between Jamie and his father turns deadly, all Olivia can think to do is grab her friends and run....

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Friday November 6, 2015
Signing: 5:00


Dream Things True $22.95
by Marie Marquardt

New York, NY: Griffin (2015) As new in dust jacket.

Evan and Alma have spent fifteen years living in the same town, connected in a dozen different ways but also living worlds apart -- until the day he jumps into her dad's truck and slams on the brakes. The nephew of a senator, Evan seems to have it all - except a functional family. Alma has lived in Georgia since she was two, surrounded by a large (sometimes smothering) Mexican family. They both want out of this town. His one-way ticket is soccer; hers is academic success....

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Thursday November 5, 2015
Signing: 5:00


Slouching Toward Tyranny $22.95
by Joe Ingle

USA: Algora Publishing (2015)

As a pastor to Death Row inmates across the South and as a powerful advocate appealing to prison wardens, lawyers, judges, and legislators, Joseph Ingle has come to some shocking conclusions about the United States, champion of human rights throughout the world. He began to recognize another aspect to US history: systematic oppression imposed by the very people who founded the country. After working with death-row inmates in the killing ground of the South...

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Wednesday November 4, 2015
Signing: 5:00
Reading: 5:30


A Cherry Cola Christmas $15
by Ashton Lee

New York, NY: Kensington Publishing (2015)

Christmas is coming to the small town of Cherico, Mississippi, and there’s no better way to prepare than with the Cherry Cola Book Club’s feast of good food, good books—and good people… Cherico’s newlywed librarian Maura Beth Mayhew is back from her honeymoon and she and Jeremy McShay are settling into married life. Maura Beth’s father has even given them the down payment on a charming cottage. But as the holidays approach, Cherico’s economy is struggling. Beloved local shops have closed, jobs have been lost, and there’s even a mysterious crime spree afoot. Amid the gloom, Maura Beth decides what the community needs is a healthy dose of Christmas cheer...

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Tuesday November 3, 2015
Signing: 5:00
Reading: 5:30


Return to Guntown $29.95
by John Hailman

Jackson, MS: University Press of Mississippi (2015)

A federal prosecutor in Mississippi for over thirty years, John Hailman routinely worked with federal agents, lawyers, judges, and criminals of every type imaginable. Encouraged by the acclaim for his earlier book,From Midnight to Guntown, he has opened even more of the astonishing cases within the over thirty-five boxes full of trial stories he carried into retirement. Hailman gathers colorful exploits of eccentric modern criminals from William Faulkner's Mississippi...

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Thursday October 29, 2015 at the Welty House
Signing: 5:00
Reading: 5:30


We Were Brothers: A Memoir $22
by Barry Moser

Chapel Hill, NC: Algonquin Books (2015) As new in dust jacket.

Preeminent illustrator Barry Moser and his brother, Tommy, were born of the same parents, were raised in the same small Tennessee community, and were poisoned by their family’s deep racism and anti-Semitism. But as they grew older, their perspectives and their paths grew further...

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Wednesday October 28, 2015
Signing: 5:00


The Vanishing Island $16.99
by Barry Wolverton

New York, NY: Walden Pond (2015)

An engrossing fantasy, a high-seas adventure, an alternate history epic—this is the richly imagined and gorgeously realized new book from acclaimed author Barry Wolverton, perfect for fans of John Stephens's the Books of Beginning series. It's 1599, the Age of Discovery in Europe. But for Bren Owen, growing up in the small town of Map...

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Tuesday October 27, 2015
Signing: 5:00
Reading: 5:30


Crosscurrents and Other Stories $14.95
by Gerry Wilson

Winston Salem, NC: Press53 (2015)

The eleven stories in Gerry Wilson's debut collection, Crosscurrents and Other Stories, span three generations of women-wives, mothers, daughters, sisters, friends. Starkly real yet sometimes mystical, these stories portray women who persevere in the midst of betrayal, loss, and heartbreak...

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Thursday October 22, 2015
Signing: 5:00


Bo: A Quarterback's Journey Through an SEC Season $24.95
by Billy Watkins

Oxford, MS: Nautilus (2015) As new in dust jacket.

Bo: A Quarterback's Journey Through an SEC Season is a much bigger story than one year in the life of a college football player. Award-winning reporter Billy Watkins (who interviewed Bo before and after every game) takes the reader through the highs and lows of the historic 2014 college football season — a time when Mississippi was at the epicenter of the first College Football Playoff. Readers will relive the glory of the Alabama victory, the frustration of the game at Tiger Stadium...

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Monday October 19, 2015
Signing: 5:00
Reading: 5:30


City on Fire $30.00
by Garth Risk Hallberg

New York, NY: Knopf (2015) As new in dust jacket.

The all-too-human individuals who live within this extraordinary first novel are: Regan and William Hamilton-Sweeney, estranged heirs to one of the city's biggest fortunes; Keith and Mercer, the men who, for better or worse, love them; Charlie and Sam, two Long Island teenagers seduced by downtown's nascent punk scene...

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Thursday October 15, 2015
SigningEvent: 4:30


Little Elliot, Big Family $17.99
by Mike Curato

New York, NY: Henry Holt (2015) As new in dust jacket.

When Mouse heads off to his family reunion, Little Elliot decides go for a walk. As he explores each busy street, he sees families in all shapes and sizes. In a city of millions, Little Elliot feels very much alone--until he finds he has a family...

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Wednesday October 14, 2015
Signing: 5:00


Grandbaby Cakes $22.95
by Jocelyn Delk Adams

New York, NY: Agate Surrey (2015)

Grandbaby Cakes: Modern Recipes, Vintage Charm, Soulful Memories is the debut cookbook from sensational food writer, Jocelyn Delk Adams. Since founding her popular recipe blogGrandbaby Cakes in 2012, Adams has been putting fresh twists on old favorites. Adams has earned praise from critics and the adoration of bakers both young and old for her easygoing advice, rich photography, and the heartwarming memories she shares of her family’s generations-old love of baking. ...

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Tuesday October 13, 2015
Signing: 5:00
Reading: 5:30


Dispatches from Pluto $16
by Richard Grant

New York, NY: Simon and Schuster (2015)

Richard Grant and his girlfriend were living in a shoebox apartment in New York City when they decided on a whim to buy an old plantation house in the Mississippi Delta.Dispatches from Pluto is their journey of discovery into this strange and wonderful American place. Imagine...

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Wednesday October 7, 2015
Signing: 5:00
Reading: 5:30


This Is Your Life, Harriet Chance! $25.95
by Jonathan Evison

Chapel Hill, NC: Algonquin Books (2015) As new in dust jacket.

With her husband Bernard two years in the grave, seventy-eight-year-old Harriet Chance sets sail on an ill-conceived Alaskan cruise only to discover that she’s been living the past sixty years of her life under entirely false pretenses. There, amid the buffets and lounge singers, between the imagined appearance of her late husband and the very real arrival of her...

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Saturday October 3, 2015 Storytime
Storytime: 11:00


Marigold and the Faraway Tree $10
by Alison Fast

New York, NY: Random House (2015)

Telling the story of a nine-year-old girl, Marigold and the Faraway Tree explores how an old tree plays an important role as she moves through an important transition phase in her life. Inspired by the existence of a true-life tree at Imhoff Farm, behind the Blue Water Café, it’s a simple tale full...

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Thursday October 1, 2015
Signing: 5:00
Reading: 5:30


Samuel M. Gore $35
by Barbara Gauntt

Jackson, MS: University Press of Mississippi (2015) As new in dust jacket.

Born in Coolidge, Texas, Samuel Marshall Gore was the sixth of ten children born to a Baptist preacher and a mother described as "an angel." From early childhood, Samuel Gore remembers enjoying making things, and gives credit to his mother and grandmother for his...

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Tuesday September 29, 2015
Signing: 5:00
Reading: 5:30


Bright Fields: The Mastery of Marie Hull $50.00
by Bruce Levingston

Jackson, MS: University Press of Mississippi (2015)

Bright Fields is a comprehensive and deeply intimate exploration of the life and work of Mississippi-born artist Marie Hull (1890-1980). Her paintings reflect a nine-decade journey of search, thought, and growth. She produced some of the most memorable and iconic works ever created by a southern artist...

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Monday September 28, 2015
Signing: 5:00
Reading: 5:30


Aaron Henry of Mississippi: Inside Agitator $34.95
by Minion K. C. Morrison

Little Rock, AR: University of Arkansas Press (2015)

When Aaron Henry returned home to Mississippi from World War II service in 1946, he was part of wave of black servicemen who challenged the racial status quo. He became a pharmacist through the GI Bill, and as a prominent citizen, he organized a hometown chapter of the NAACP and...

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Wednesday September 23, 2015
Signing: 5:00
Reading: 5:30


The Last Season: A Father, a Son, and a Lifetime of College Football $26.00
by Stuart Stevens

New York, NY: Knopf (2015) As new in dust jacket.

Fathers, sons, and sports are enduring themes of American literature. Here, in this fresh and moving account, a son returns to his native South to spend a special autumn with his ninty-five-year-old dad, sharing the unique joys, disappointments, and life lessons of Saturdays with their beloved...

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Tuesday September 22, 2015
Signing: 5:00
Reading: 5:30


South Toward Home $25.95
by Margaret Eby

New York, NY: WW Norton (2015) As new in dust jacket.

What is it about the South that has inspired so much of America's greatest literature? And why, when we think of Flannery O'Connor or William Faulkner or Harper Lee, do we think of them not just as writers, but as Southern writers? In South Toward Home, Margaret Eby—herself a Southerner—travels through the South in search of answers to these questions, visiting the hometowns...

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Monday September 21, 2015
Signing: 5:00
Reading: 5:30


My Southern Journey $27.95
by Rick Bragg

USA: Oxmoor House (2015)

From celebrated New York Times bestselling author and winner of the Pulitzer Prize, Rick Bragg, comes a poignant and wryly funny collection of essays on life in the south. Keenly observed and written with his insightful and deadpan sense of humor, he explores enduring...

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Thursday September 17, 2015
Signing: 5:00
Reading: 5:30


Above the Waterfall $26.99
by Ron Rash

New York, NY: ecco (2015) As new in dust jacket.

In this poetic and haunting tale set in contemporary Appalachia, New York Times bestselling author Ron Rash illuminates lives shaped by violence and a powerful connection to the land.

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Tuesday September 15, 2015
Signing: 5:00
Reading: 5:30


Fates and Furies $27.95
by Lauren Groff

New York, NY: Riverhead (2015) As new in dust jacket.

From the award-winning, New York Times bestselling author of The Monsters of Templeton and Arcadia, an exhilarating novel about marriage, creativity, art, and perception.

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Tuesday September 15, 2015
Signing/Event: 4:00


The Day the Crayons Came Home $18.99
by Drew Daywalt

New York, NY: Philomel (2015) As new in dust jacket.

I'm not sure what it is about this kid Duncan, but his crayons sure are a colorful bunch of characters! Having soothed the hurt feelings of one group who threatened to quit, Duncan now faces a whole new group of crayons asking to be rescued. From Maroon Crayon, who was lost...

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Monday September 14, 2015
Signing: 5:00


Little Stories $34.95
by Malcolm White

What I present in this little book is how I see my postage stamp of earth; the place I call home and where I have made my life. The light, the story, the vantage point is a collection of experiences, a perspective of my journey, of my time spent looking and pondering. Eudora Welty once wrote, “to know one place well, is to understand all places better.” Here I share what I know — and in this case it is a geography known as Mississippi, a place of phantasmagoric change and historic resistance to change; a place beloved and a place despised and detested — a place of paradox, home...

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Thursday September 10, 2015
Signing: 5:00
Reading: 5:30


The Scribe $25.95
by Matthew Guinn

New York, NY: WW Norton (2015) As new in dust jacket.

Available in August 2015. Pre-order a signed copy!

On the eve of Atlanta’s 1881 International Cotton Exposition, disgraced former detective Thomas Canby is called back to the city to track a serial murderer who seems to be targeting its wealthiest black entrepreneurs. The killer’s method is both strange and...

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Wednesday September 9, 2015
Signing: 5:00
Reading: 5:30


Riot $35.95
by Edwin E. Meek

Oxford, MS: Yoknapatawpha Press (2015)

Ed Meek's photos and recollections offer a unique personal and historical perspective to the University’s turbulent past. As Curtis Wilkie writes in the introduction, "To the school’s credit, Ole Miss has never tried to whitewash the story, heeding the words of the philosopher George Santayana, who warned that those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it ...

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Friday September 4, 2015
Signing: 5:00
Reading: 5:30


The Gates of Evangeline $25.95
by Hester Young

New York, NY: Putnam (2015) As new in dust jacket.

A fast-paced psychological thriller introducing a heroine whose dark visions bring to light secrets that will heal or destroy those around her . . . When New York journalist and recently bereaved mother Charlotte “Charlie” Cates begins to experience vivid dreams about children—visions of injured children, dead children—she’s sure...

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Friday September 4, 2015
Signing/Event: 4:00


Switch $16.99
by Ingrid Law

New York, NY: Dial Books (2015) As new in dust jacket.

Gypsy Beaumont has always been a whirly-twirly free spirit, so as her thirteenth birthday approaches, she hopes to get a magical ability that will let her fly, or dance up to the stars. Instead, she wakes up on her birthday with blurry vision . . . and starts seeing flashes of the future and past. But...

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Thursday August 27, 2015
Signing: 5:00
Reading: 5:30


As Night Falls $26.00
by Jenny Milchman

New York, NY: Ballantine Books (2015) As new in dust jacket.

From the acclaimed author of Ruin Falls and Cover of Snow comes a breathless new novel of psychological suspense about a dark, twisted turn of events that could shatter a family—a read perfect for fans of Gillian Flynn, Chris Bohjalian, and Nancy Pickard.

Sandy Tremont has always tried to give her family everything. But, as the sky darkens over the Adirondacks and a heavy snowfall looms, an escaped murderer with the power to take it all away draws close
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Wednesday August 26, 2015
Signing: 5:00
Reading: 5:30


I Was A Revolutionary $24.99
by Andrew Malan Milward

New York, NY: Harper Collins (2015) As new in dust jacket.

A richly textured, diverse collection of stories that illuminate the heartland and America itself, exploring questions of history, race, and identity. Grounded in place, spanning the Civil War to the present day, the stories in I Was a Revolutionary capture the roil of history through the eyes of an unforgettable cast of characters: the visionaries...

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Tuesday August 25, 2015
Signing: 4:30
Reading: 5:30


America's Great Storm $25
by Haley Barbour

Jackson, MS: University Press of Mississippi (2015) As new in dust jacket.

When Hurricane Katrina hit Mississippi on August 29, 2005, it unleashed the costliest natural disaster in American history, and the third deadliest. Haley Barbour had been Mississippi's governor for only twenty months when he assumed responsibility for guiding his pummeled, stricken state's recovery and rebuilding efforts. America's Great Storm is not only a personal...

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Monday August 24, 2015
Signing: 5:00
Reading: 5:30


Emmett Till $45
by Devery Anderson

Jackson, MS: University Press of Mississippi (2015)

Emmett Till: The Murder That Shocked the World and Propelled the Civil Rights Movement offers the first truly comprehensive account of the 1955 murder and its aftermath. It tells the story of Emmett Till, the fourteen-year-old African American boy from Chicago brutally lynched for a harmless flirtation at a ...

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Friday August 21, 2015
Signing: 12noon


Landfall $15.95
by Ellen Urbani

USA: Forest Hill Press (2015)

Two mothers and their teenage daughters, whose lives collide in a fatal car crash, take turns narrating Ellen Urbani's breathtaking novel, Landfall, set in the wake of Hurricane Katrina. ...

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Tuesday August 18, 2015
Signing: 5:00
Reading: 5:30


Yard War $16.99
by Taylor Kitchings

New York, NY: Wendy Lamb Books (2015) As new in dust jacket.

It’s 1964 in Jackson, Mississippi, deep in the civil rights movement, and the one black person twelve-year-old Trip Westbrook knows well is Willie Jane, the family maid, who has been a second mother to him. When Trip invites her son, Dee, to play football in the yard, Trip discovers the ugly side of his smiling neighbors. Even his loving...

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Thursday August 13, 2015
Signing: 5:00
Reading: 5:30


Katrina, Mississippi: Voices From Ground Zero $17.95
by NancyKay Sullivan Wessman

Oxford, MS: Triton/Nautilus (2015)

A work of creative nonfiction, Katrina, Mississippi: Voices from Ground Zero showcases heroes and their work from the epicenter of preparedness, response, rescue, recovery, and rebuilding. This account weaves individual stories from first responders and critically important volunteers into a timeline that also reports events simultaneously ...

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Wednesday August 12, 2015
Signing: 5:00
Reading: 5:30


Three Rivers $25.99
by Tiffany Quay Tyson

New York , NY: Thomas Dunne Books (2015) As new in dust jacket.

Melody Mahaffey, trapped into touring for years with a third-rate Christian pop band she can hardly stand, is almost relieved to receive her mother's distress call. But when she returns home to care for her dying father and brain-damaged brother at the sprawling, defunct Three Rivers Farm, Melody is shocked to discover that her...

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Thursday August 6, 2015
Signing: 5:00
Reading: 5:30


The Redeemers $26.95
by Ace Atkins

New York, NY: Putnam (2015) As new in dust jacket.

"One of the best crime writers at work today."Michael Connelly
The electrifying new novel in New York Times bestselling author Ace Atkins’s acclaimed series about the real Deep South.

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Tuesday August 4, 2015
Signing: 5:00
Reading: 5:30


The Story of Land and Sea $15.99
by Katy Simpson Smith

New York, NY: Harper Perennial (2015)

Set in a small coastal town in North Carolina during the waning years of the American Revolution, this incandescent debut novel follows three generations of family—fathers and daughters, mother and son, master and slave, characters who yearn for redemption amidst a heady brew of war, kidnapping, slavery, and love.

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Monday August 3, 2015
Signing: 5:00
Reading: 5:30


Womanpower Unlimited and the Black Freedom Struggle in Mississippi $24.95
by Tiyi M. Morris

Athens, GA: University of Georgia Press (2015)

In Womanpower Unlimited and the Black Freedom Struggle in Mississippi, Tiyi M. Morris provides the first comprehensive examination of the Jackson, Mississippi–based women’s organization Womanpower Unlimited. Founded in 1961 by Clarie Collins Harvey, the organization was created initially to provide aid to the Freedom Riders who were unjustly arrested ...

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Thursday July 30, 2015
Signing: 5:00
Reading: 5:30


Armada $26.00
by Ernest Cline

New York, NY: Crown Publishing (2015) As new in dust jacket.

Zack Lightman has spent his life dreaming. Dreaming that the real world could be a little more like the countless science-fiction books, movies, and videogames he's spent his life consuming. Dreaming that one day, some fantastic, world-altering event will shatter the monotony of his humdrum existence and whisk him off on some grand space-faring adventure. But ...

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Thursday July 23, 2015
Signing: 5:00
Reading: 5:30

Meanwhile There Are Letters $35.00
by Suzanne Marrs

New York, NY: Arcade Publishing (2015) As new in dust jacket.

In 1970, Ross Macdonald wrote a letter to Eudora Welty, beginning a thirteen-year correspondence between fellow writers and kindred spirits. Though separated by background, geography, genre, and his marriage, the two authors shared their lives in witty, wry, tender, and at times profoundly romantic letters, each drawing on the other for inspiration, comfort ...

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Tuesday July 14, 2015
Harper Lee Celebration: 5:30


Go Set a Watchman $27.99
by Harper Lee

Tuesday July 14 we will host a kick-off event for Go Set a Watchman. Special guest author Howard Bahr will read from the book. We'll have dollar beer and soda and limited edition To Kill a Mockingbird goodies for sale. And don't forget to get your copy of Go Set a Watchmen. See you there!

New York, NY: Harper Collins (2015) As new in dust jacket.

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Wednesday June 24, 2015
Signing: 5:00
Reading: 5:30


The Book of Aron $23.95
by Jim Shepard

New York, NY: Knopf (2015) As new in dust jacket.

The acclaimed National Book Award finalist—“one of the United States’ finest writers,” according to Joshua Ferris, “full of wit, humanity, and fearless curiosity”—now gives us a novel that will join the short list of classics about children caught up in the Holocaust.

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Tuesday June 23, 2015
Signing: 5:00
Reading: 5:30


Million Dollar Road $15.00
by Amy Conner

New York, NY: Kensington (2015)

Set in the heart of Louisiana, Amy Conner’s spellbinding new novel tells of a young woman yearning for a better existence—and of the secret longings that will change the lives of all those around her.

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Monday June 22, 2015
Signing: 5:00
Reading: 5:30


One Mississippi, Two Mississippi $29.95
by Carol George

New York, NY: Oxford Press (2015) As new in dust jacket.

During Freedom Summer 1964, three young civil rights workers who were tasked with registering voters at Mt. Zion Methodist Church in Neshoba County, Mississippi were murdered there by law enforcement and Ku Klux Klansmen. The murders were hardly noticed in the area, so familiar had such violence become...

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Saturday June 20, 2015
Signing: 1:00


Mississippi's Greatest Athletes $38.00
by Rick Cleveland

Oxford, MS: Nautilus Publishing (2014)

Written by Rick Cleveland with a foreword by Archie Manning, Mississippi’s Greatest Athletes tells the story of the Magnolia State’s incredible sports history through its heroes.

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Thursday June 18, 2015
Signing: 5:00
Reading: 5:30


The World's Largest Man $26.99
by Harrison Scott Key

New York, NY: HarperCollins (2015) As new in dust jacket.

The riotous, tender story of a bookish Mississippi boy and his flawed, Bunyanesque father, told with the comic verve of David Sedaris and the deft satire of Mark Twain or Roy Blount, Jr.

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Tuesday June 16, 2015
Signing: 5:00
Reading: 5:30


Troutmouth: The Two Careers of Hugh Clegg $16.99
by Ronald F. Borne

Jackson, MS: University Press of Mississippi (2015) As new in dust jacket.

Hugh Clegg (1898-1979) was among the most notable Mississippi historical figures during the 1920s through the 1960s. Born in Mathiston, Mississippi, he was a member of the Federal Bureau of Investigation from 1926 to 1954, during which time he rose to the top leadership and worked directly under Director J. Edgar...

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Wednesday June 17, 2015
Signing: 5:00
Reading: 5:30


The Jezebel Remedy $27.95
by Martin Clark

New York, NY: Knopf (2015) As new in dust jacket.

Martin Clark, “the new standard by which other works of legal fiction should be judged,” now delivers his best novel yet. [Linda Brinson,Winston-Salem Journal]

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Monday June 15, 2015
Signing: 5:00
Reading: 5:30


The Mockingbird Next Door: Life with Harper Lee $17.00
by Marja Mills

New York, NY: Penguin Books (2015)

A winning, nuanced portrait. . . . It seems unlikely we’ll ever have a better record of a remarkable American life.”USA Today"

To Kill a Mockingbird is one of the best loved novels of the twentieth century. Yet for the last fifty years, the novel’s celebrated author, Harper Lee, known to her friends as Nelle...

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Saturday June 13, 2015
Signing: 11:00


The FlavorDoctor Diet $17.99
by Chad Rhoden, Rick Rhoden

New York, NY: Library Tales Press.

Salt – it is a magical mineral that preserves our food, helps keep our gums healthy, makes icy roads safer, and gives us that radiant skin we always dream about. A certain amount of salt may add flavor to that heart-healthy salad or make that juicy steak taste just a little bit better, but too often we eat salt in our food...

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Monday June 8, 2015
Signing: 5:00
Reading: 5:30


The Fateful Lightning: A Novel of the Civil War $28.00
by Jeff Shaara

New York, NY: Ballantine (2015) As new in dust jacket.

From New York Times bestselling author Jeff Shaara comes the riveting final installment in the Civil War series that began withA Blaze of Glory and continued in A Chain of Thunder and The Smoke at Dawn.

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Wednesday June 3, 2015
Signing: 5:00
Reading: 5:30


Riding With the Blue Moth $17.95
by Bill Hancock

Oxford, MS: Nautilus Publishing.

After the death of his son, Will, in the 2001 airplane crash that took the lives of nine additional members of the Oklahoma State basketball team and support staff, survival became a common word in Bill Hancock’s vocabulary. Bicycling was simply the method by which he chose to distract himself from his grief.

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Tuesday June 2, 2015
Signing: 5:00
Reading: 5:30


A Slant of Light $27.00
by Jeffrey Lent

New York, NY: Bloomsbury (2015) As new in dust jacket. - See more at: https://lemuriabooks.com/products/past-events/page/1/#sthash.32TxBw7d.dpuf

At the close of the Civil War, weary veteran Malcolm Hopeton returns to his home in western New York State to find his wife and hired man missing and his farm in disrepair. A double murder ensues, the repercussions of which ripple through a community with spiritual roots in the Second Great Awakening.

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Thursday May 21, 2015
Signing: 5:00
Reading: 5:30


Redefining Manhood $14.99
by Jim Pathfinder Ewing

UK: Findhorn Press (2015)

While women have forged ahead in the workplace and society, men are finding themselves increasingly marginalized, socially, professionally, economically enough so that one book on bestseller lists recently has been titledThe End of Men. This has led to calls for a men’s movement and courses are being taught...

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Monday May 18, 2015
Signing / Event: 4:00


Dress Me! $14.99
by Sarah Frances Hardy

New York, NY: Sky Pony Press (2015) As new in dust jacket.

A young girl makes her way through a variety of career possibilitiesdancer, doctor, superhero, plumberin a variety of costumes. She can be graceful, creative, brave, caring, silly, and even scary. She can wear braids or glasses, a crown or a beret. No matter what she chooses, her puppy is twirling, painting...

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Tuesday May 12, 2015
Signing 5:00
Reading 5:30


Small Wonders: Jean-Henri Fabre and His World of Insects $17.99
by Matthew Clark Smith

USA: Two Lions (2015)

A moth with a sixth sense. A wasp that hunts beetles nearly twice its size. The lives of fascinating creatures such as these were unknown until one man introduced them to the world.

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Thursday April 30, 2015
Signing / Event: 5:30


Fed, White, and Blue: Finding America With My Fork $25.95
by Simon Majumdar

New York, NY: Hudson St. (2015) As new in dust jacket.

This special event will be held at the Town of Livingston.
Cooking Demonstration and Tasting at The Farmer’s Table Cooking School. $40 per person plus tax includes tasting event and a signed, personalized copy of Simon’s latest book and extraordinary demonstration in the brand new cooking school...

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Tuesday April 28, 2015
Reception: 5:00


Once in a Lifetime $28.00
by Elise Varner Winter, Joanne Prichard Morris

Jackson, MS: University Press of Mississippi (2015) As new in dust jacket.

Once in a Lifetime reveals the broad range of Elise Varner Winter’s activities as first lady of Mississippi during the term of her husband, Governor William F. Winter. Drawn from her personal journal, which she kept daily, this account includes the frustrating moments as well as the exhilarating ones, from keeping...

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Monday April 27, 2015
Signing: 5:00
Reading: 5:30


Hausfrau $26.00
by Jill Alexander Essbaum

New York, NY: Random House (2015) As new in dust jacket.

Anna was a good wife, mostly. For readers of The Girl on the Train and The Woman Upstairs comes a striking debut novel of marriage, fidelity, sex, and morality, featuring a fascinating heroine who struggles to live a life with meaning—“a modern-day Anna Karenina tale.”

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Saturday April 25, 2015
Signing: 1:00


Aftermath Lounge $16.99
by Margaret McMullan

Philadelphia, PA: Calypso Editions (2015)

“I love these stories. They’re so smart, beautiful, true—and so real—that they seemed like part of my own history. I felt homesick in the best way, flooded with a kind of saddened joy. They snuffed the gimlet-eyed adult and brought to life again, for a while, the wondrous child.”

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Saturday April 25, 2015
Signing: 1:00


Every Father's Daughter: Twenty-four Women Writers Remember Their Fathers $29.95
by Margaret McMullan

Kingston, NY: McPherson (2015)

“What is it about the relationship between fathers and daughters that provokes so much exquisite tenderness, satisfying communion, longing for more, idealization from both ends, followed often if not inevitably by disappointment, hurt, and the need to understand and forgive, or to finger the guilt of not...

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Wednesday April 22, 2015
Signing: 5:00
Reading: 5:30


How I Shed My Skin $23.95
by Jim Grimsley

Chapel Hill, NC: Algonquin (2015) As new in dust jacket.

“White people declared that the South would rise again. Black people raised one fist and chanted for black power. Somehow we negotiated a space between those poles and learned to sit in classrooms together . . . Lawyers, judges, adults declared that the days of separate schools...

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Tuesday April 21, 2015
Signing: 1:00


The Bone Tree $27.99
by Greg Iles

New York, NY: William Morrow (2015) As new in dust jacket.

Greg Iles continues the electrifying story begun in his smash New York Times bestsellerNatchez Burning in this highly anticipated second installment of an epic trilogy of blood and race, family and justice, featuring Southern lawyer Penn Cage.

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Thursday April 16, 2015
Signing: 4:00


The Way to Stay in Destiny $16.99
by Augusta Scattergood

New York, NY: Scholastic Press (2015) As new in dust jacket.

From the author of the acclaimed Glory Be, a novel that celebrates baseball, fast piano, and small-town living in the wake of the Vietnam War. When Theo gets off a bus in Destiny, Florida, he’s left behind the only life he’s ever known. Now he’s got to live with Uncle Raymond, a Vietnam War vet and a...

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Wednesday April 15, 2015
Signing: 5:00
Reading: 5:30


The Wedding Circle $15.00
by Ashton Lee

New York, NY: Kensington Publishing (2015)

In the charming small town of Cherico, Mississippi, the Cherry Cola Book Club meets to discuss classic Southern literature, sample favorite dishes–and share their unique stories...

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Monday April 13, 2015
Signing: 5:00


A Rented World $19.95
by Merle Temple

USA: Southern Literature Publishing (2014)

Merle Temple, author of A Ghostly Shade of Pale, signed books for the cast of Criminal Minds, Ravi Zacharias, Morgan Freeman, fellow Ole Miss graduates and for readers across America who still love books written as keepers in a throwaway culture. His character, Mississippi Bureau of Narcotics Captain Michael...

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Saturday April 11, 2015
Signing: 5:00
Reading: 5:30


Wide-Open World $26.00
by John Marshall

New York, NY: Ballantine (2015) As new dust jacket.

An award-winning writer, producer and director shares his experiences volunteering around the world for six months with his family, during which they had many life-changing adventures that forever changed them and reconnected them in ways they never thought possible.

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Saturday April 11, 2015
Signing: 1:00


Mississippi Moonshine Politics $19.99
by Janice Branch Tracy

Charleston, SC: History Press (2015)

For most states, the repeal of prohibition meant a return to a state of legally drunken normalcy, but not so in Mississippi. The Magnolia State went dry over a decade before the nation, leaving bootleggers to establish political and financial holds they were unwilling to lose. For nearly sixty years, bootlegging...

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Wednesday April 8, 2015
Signing: 4:30


The Thickety: The Whispering Trees $16.99
by J.A. White

New York, NY: Katherine Tegen Books (2015) As new in dust jacket.

The Thickety is no place to be alone. The branches closed behind Kara and Taff when they rode Shadowdancer into the dark forest. But there is no returning to the village, and Sordyr chases close behind. The forest demon has a terrible plan—one that requires Kara’s magic to succeed.

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Tuesday April 7, 2015
Signing: 5:00
Reading: 5:30


The Teeth of the Souls $32.95
by Steve Yates

Springfield, MO: Moon City Press (2015) As new case binding.

As the sequel to Morkan’s Quarry, The Teeth of the Souls tells the story of a marriage betrayed, a lifelong and secret love, and an Ozarks city riven by an Easter lynching.

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Tuesday April 7, 2015
Signing: 3:30


Seeds of Freedom: The Peaceful Integration of Huntsville, Alabama $16.99
by Hester Bass

Somerville, MA, Candlewick Press (2015) As new in dust jacket.

Explore a little-known story of the Civil Rights movement, in which black and white citizens in one Alabama city worked together nonviolently to end segregation.

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Thursday April 2, 2015
Signing: 5:00


Pasture Art $16.95
by Marlin Barton

Spartanburg, SC; Hub City Press (2015)

These stories, all set in nearby towns in the Alabama Black Belt a swath of dark soil that runs west to east through the central part of the state explore the history, culture, and human spirit of the people who live there, and those that came before them and were shaped by the same rich and corrupted geography.

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Wednesday April 1, 2015
Signing: 5:00
Reading: 5:30


Into the Savage Country $24.95
by Shannon Burke

New York, NY: Pantheon Books (2015) As new in dust jacket.

While on a perilous expedition into Crow territory in the 1820s, William Wyeth discovers the depth of loyalty among men and the lengths people will go in order to survive when he becomes trapped in the center of a deadly boundary dispute between Native American tribes, the British government and American trapping...

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Tuesday March 31, 2015
Signing: 5:00


Everything That Makes You $17.99
by Moriah McStay

New York, NY: Tegen Books (2015) As new in dust jacket.

Ever wonder “What if?” Everything That Makes You is a romantic, epic story about one girl—and her two possible lives after an accident changes her fate. Fiona Doyle’s face was horribly scarred as a child. She writes about her frustrations and dreams in notebooks, penning song lyrics.

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Tuesday March 31, 2015
Signing: 5:00


A Thousand Pieces of You $17.99
by Claudia Gray

New York, NY: Harperteen (2014) As new in dust jacket.

Cloud Atlas meets Orphan Black in this epic dimension-bending trilogy byNew York Times bestselling author Claudia Gray about a girl who must chase her father’s killer through multiple dimensions. Marguerite Caine’s physicist parents are known for their groundbreaking achievements. Their most astonishing...

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Saturday March 28, 2015
Signing: 5:00


Other People's Money $12.95
by Elizabeth Russell

USA: Moonshine Cove Press (2014)

Who knew philanthropy could be so deadly? Katie Nelson, a program officer at Atlanta’s largest charitable foundation, has the job everyone wants:, giving away other people’s money. But when her latest grant recommendation literally goes up in flames, killing an unknown Latina woman in the process...

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Thursday March 26, 2015
Signing: 5:00
Reading: 5:30


Shoulder Bones $17.95
by Mary B. Sellers

East Setauket, NY: Blooming Twigs Books (2015)

These stories are worth an all-nighter and a steaming cup of tea. Shoulder Bones is a collection of short stories that dive into and out of the conscious and unconscious, into and out of reality. A girl jumps on a trampoline and gets stuck in midair. Debut author Sellers has a voice that is a touch of Faulkner and a...

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Wednesday March 25, 2015
Signing 5:00
Reading 5:30


The Other Joseph $25.99
by Skip Horack

New York, NY: Ecco Press (2015) As new in dust jacket.

A masterful depiction of a life driven off the rails by tragedy and sin—a man now summoned by the legacy of a beloved, lost brother to embark on a journey in search toward understanding, happiness, and redemption.

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Tuesday March 24, 2015
Signing: 5:00
Reading: 5:30


Doing the Devil's Work $26.00
by Bill Loehfelm

New York, NY: Sarah Crichton Books (2015) As new in dust jacket.

A gripping third chapter for one of the most unforgettable and compelling heroines in crime fiction “You have a temper, Officer Coughlin, and a propensity for violence . . . You’re a bit of a hazard. To others. To yourself.” Maureen Coughlin is a bona fide New Orleans cop now...

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Monday March 23, 2015
Signing: 5:00
Reading: 5:30


Of Irish Blood $25.99
by Mary Pat Kelly

New York, NY: Forge (2015) As new in dust jacket.

It’s 1903. Nora Kelly, twenty-four, is talented, outspoken, progressive, and climbing the ladder of opportunity, until she falls for an attractive but dangerous man who sends her running back to the Old World her family had fled. Nora takes on Paris, mixing with couturiers, artists, and “les femmes Americaines”.

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Thursday March 19, 2015
Signing: 5:00
Reading: 5:30


Soil $26.00
by Jamie Kornegay

New York, NY: Simon & Schuster (2015) As new in dust jacket.

A darkly comic debut novel by an independent bookseller about an idealistic young farmer who moves his family to a Mississippi flood basin, suffers financial ruin—and becomes increasingly paranoid he’s being framed for murder.

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Wednesday March 18, 2015
Signing: 5:00
Reading: 5:30


The Poser $26.95
by Jacob Rubin

New York, NY: Viking (2015) As new in dust jacket.

The Poser is smart and grand and funny, a wonderful fable. Mr. Rubin is a great hope for comic fiction in the 21st century. He’s got the spirit and the ear.”

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Tuesday March 17, 2015
Signing: 5:00
Reading: 5:30


What Stands in a Storm $25.00
by Kim Cross

New York, NY: Atria Books (2015) As new in dust jacket.

Immersive reporting and dramatic storytelling set you right in the middle of the horrific superstorm of April 2011, a weather event that killed 348 people.

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Wednesday March 11, 2015
Signing: 5:00


Casey's Last Chance $19.95
by Joseph B. Atkins

USA: Sartoris (2015)

Casey’s Last Chance takes the reader into a treacherous, race-torn South in 1960, where small-time hustler Casey Eubanks is on the run from both the law and the Memphis-based crime syndicate that hired him to do a hit he couldn’t deliver. His last chance to survive is to...

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Monday March 9, 2015
Signing: 5:00
Reading: 5:30


I Left It on the Mountain: A Memoir $25.99
by Kevin Sessums

New York, NY: St. Martin’s Press (2015) As new in dust jacket.

A writer and editor who worked for Andy Warhol at Interview and Tina Brown at Vanity Fair discusses how his star-studded party life unraveled after being diagnosed with HIV and his subsequent downward spiral into addiction. By the New York Times best-selling author

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Wednesday March 4, 2015
Signing: 5:00
Reading: 5:30


Where All Light Tends to Go $26.95
by David Joy

New York, NY: Putnam (2015) As new in dust jacket.

“Lyrical, propulsive, dark and compelling. Joy knows well the grit and gravel of his world, the soul and blemishes of the place.”–Daniel Woodrell

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Tuesday March 3, 2015
Signing: 5:00
Reading: 5:30


Before He Finds Her $25.00
by Michael Kardos

New York, NY: Grove Press (2015) As new in dust jacket.

Everyone in the quiet Jersey Shore town of Silver Bay knows the story: on a Sunday evening in September 1991, Ramsey Miller threw a blowout block party, then murdered his beautiful wife and three-year-old daughter.

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Thursday February 26, 2015
Signing: 5:00
Reading: 5:30


Inscriptions $15.95
by Cammy Thomas

USA, Four Way Book (2015)

A meditation in the face of impermanence, Inscriptions is a book about a family in crisis. Three strong women–a mother, an aunt, and a sister-in-law–serve as focus for the collection as these compressed lyric poems wrestle with illness and “death, / tangy as copper” and the...

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Wednesday February 25, 2015
Signing: 5:00
Reading: 5:30


The Marauders $26.00
by Tom Cooper

New York, NY: Crown Publishing (2015) As new in dust jacket.

After the BP oil spill devastates the Gulf Coast, the oddballs and lowlifes who live in the sleepy, working-class bayou town of Jeannette will do anything to reverse their fortunes, including Gus Lindquist, a pill-addicted, one-armed treasure hunter obsessed with finding the lost...

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Tuesday February 24, 2015
Signing: 5:00


Back From the Brink $15.95
by Chris Minshew

USA: Sartoris (2015)

Author Chris Minshew was at a point in his life where he felt suicide was his only option. He made it to the point of placing the pistol against his head. Then something happened that brought him back from the brink of death. That experience—and what he was able to learn

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Thursday February 19, 2015
Signing: 5:00
Reading: 5:30


My Sunshine Away $26.95
by M.O. Walsh

New York, NY: Putnam (2015) As new in dust jacket.

A man reflects on the summer of his 14th year, where in Baton Rouge he fell in love with a golden-haired girl across the street before an unspeakable crime shattered illusions in his seemingly idyllic neighborhood. A first novel.

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Wednesday February 18, 2015
Signing: 5:00


This Side of the River $24.99
by Jeffrey Stayton

Oxford, MS: Nautilus (2015) As new in dust jacket.

This Side of the River is a novel set in in Georgia in the summer of 1865, after Confederacy has collapsed. A contingent of war widows who have survived Sherman’s March have armed themselves and rallied around a teenage Texas Ranger named Cat Harvey in order to ride...

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Wednesday February 11, 2015
Signing: 5:00
Reading: 5:30


Miss Hazel and the Rosa Parks League $27.95
by Jonathan Odell

New York, NY: Maiden Lane Press (2015) As new in dust jacket.

Set in pre-Civil Rights Mississippi, Miss Hazel and the Rosa Parks League is the story of two young mothers, Hazel and Vida – one wealthy and white and the other poor and black – who have only two things in common: the devastating loss of their children, and a deep and

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Thursday February 5, 2015
Signing: 5:00


Home Is Where My People Are $15.99
by Sophie Hudson

Carol Stream, IL: Tyndale House (2015)

All roads lead to home. It’s easy to go through life believing that we can satisfy our longing for home with a three-bedroom, two-bath slice of the American dream that we mortgage at 4 percent and pay for over the course of thirty years. But ultimately, in our deepest places,

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Wednesday February 4, 2015
Signing: 5:00
Reading: 5:30


Driving the King $25.99
by Ravi Howard

New York, NY: Harper Collins (2015) As new in dust jacket.

Explores race and class in 1950s America, witnessed through the experiences of Nat King Cole and his driver, Nat Weary.

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Wednesday January 28, 2015
Signing: 5:00
Reading: 5:30


The Up-Down $23.95
by Barry Gifford

New York, NY: Seven Stories Press (2015) As new in dust jacket.

A novel of violence, of love, and introspection, The Up-Down follows a man who leaves home and all that’s familiar, finds true love, loses it, and finds it again. Pace’s voyage is outward, among strangers, and inward into the fifth direction that is the up-down, in a sweeping,

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