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Friday December 23, 2016
Signing 11:00


Marshall Ramsey
signing Drawing the Line


For the past 20 years, award-winning editorial cartoonist Marshall Ramsey has covered it all. From Hurricane Katrina to hijinks under the state Capitol dome, Ramsey's cartoons have documented two decades of Mississippi's colorful history. Now The Clarion-Ledger proudly brings you 172 of Ramsey's best cartoons. From Gov. Kirk Fordice's beret and Frank Melton's "Hug Me" badges to ElectionMan, Ramsey draws with a sharp pencil and...

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Thursday December 22, 2016
Signing 4:00


Rock & Fire $34.95
by Coach D. M. Howie

*** THIS EVENT HAS BEEN RESCHEDULED FROM DECEMBER 15 ***

Dexter, MI: Thomson Shore (2016). Hardback. Stamped signature.

Coach D. M. Howie was born in Jackson, Mississippi in 1930. He attended Galloway Elementary, Bailey Jr. High, and Central High School. At Central he played one year of football, three years basketball, and three years of baseball under Coach Robert Berry. He started work for the railroad in 1950. In 1951 he entered the Army and served two years, spending 13 months in Germany. In 1953 he became a Little League umpire and coach. He coached at this level for 11 years and won 10 championships. To pursue his dream he attended Hinds Junior College and Mississippi College graduating in 1967. That year he was hired by St. Joseph High School as the baseball coach with teaching duties in physical education. At St. Joseph he built his first baseball field...

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Thursday December 22, 2016
Signing 12:00




Thursday December 22, 2016
Signing 10:30


William Ferris
signing The South in Color, The Storied South, Give My Poor Heart Ease


About The South in Color: Since the moment William Ferris's parents gave their twelve-year-old son a Kodak Brownie Hawkeye camera for Christmas in 1954, Ferris passionately began to photograph his world. He has never stopped. The sixties and seventies were a particularly significant period for Ferris as he became a pathbreaking documentarian of the American South. This beautiful, provocative collection of one hundred of Ferris's photographs of the South, taken during this formative period, capture the power of his color photography. Color film, as Ferris points out...

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Wednesday December 21, 2016
Signing 4:00


Matthew Guinn
signing The Scribe and The Resurrectionist


About The Scribe: 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...

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Wednesday December 21, 2016
Signing 1:00


Natalie West
signing 100 Things to Do in Jackson Before You Die


It's not hard to see why Jackson is called "The City with Soul." Its depth and diversity permeate its art, music, history, food, fashion and even the passion of its sports fans. 100 Things To Do in Jackson, MS Before You Die is a tour guide everyone can use to experience the heart and soul of Mississippi's capital city. A blend of geek, urban, indie and alternative cultures influences shopping, events, galleries, concerts and nightlife throughout Jackson. Natural parks and abundant green space ensure the beauty of nature is never far away, even in the heart of...

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Tuesday December 20, 2016
Signing 5:00


Scott Reed
signing Top 40 Rules of Investing


Investment advice from one of the nation's top fiduciary experts...

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Tuesday December 20, 2016
Signing 3:00


James T. McCafferty
signing The Bear Hunter


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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Tuesday December 20, 2016
Signing 1:00




Tuesday December 20, 2016
Signing 12:00


Teresa Nicholas
signing Willie: The Life of Willie Morris


$20.00

In 2000, readers voted Willie Morris (1934-1999) Mississippi's favorite nonfiction author of the millennium. After conducting over fifty interviews and combing through over eighty boxes of papers in the archives at the University of Mississippi, many of which had never been seen before by researchers, Teresa Nicholas provides new perspectives on a Mississippi writer and editor who changed journalism and redefined what being southern could mean. More than fifty photographs...

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Monday December 19, 2016
Signing 4:00


Susan Schadt
signing Reel Masters, Wild Abundance, A Million Wings, First Shooting Light


About Reel Masters: Through photographs, recipes and voices of seasoned award winning chefs, Reel Masters tells the stories of fishing backwaters, bayous and bays and the lure of fishing in unspoiled beauty, fierce and fun. Susan Schadt's fourth book chronicling and celebrating the bounty and spirit of American sporting life and culinary culture, Reel Masters employs a cookbook anthology model similar to the acclaimed Wild Abundance. This time, we are going fishing along the coastlines and inland shores of the sporting south. Part cookbook, the collection of 42 carefully curated recipes is gratifyingly inviting...

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Saturday December 17, 2016
Signing 2:00


Barry Wolverton
signing The Dragon's Gate and The Vanishing Island


About The Dragon's Gate: The adventure continues for Bren and Mouse in The Dragon's Gate—the second book in Barry Wolverton’s part engrossing fantasy, part high-seas adventure, part alternate history epic, the Chronicles of the Black Tulip. Perfect for fans of John Stephens's the Books of Beginning series. Now in possession of the oracle bone map, Mouse is determined to use it to find the Dragon’s Gate—a mysterious location in China that may hold the answer to who she really is. But Bren has had enough adventure to last him a lifetime—he would like nothing more than to return to his father in Map...

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Saturday December 17, 2016
Signing 2:00


Jim Dees
signing The Statue and the Fury


In The Statue and the Fury, Jim Dees, host of the public radio program Thacker Mountain Radio, chronicles a tumultuous year in the life of a small Southern town, complete with down-home eccentrics, famous figures and explosive events. In 1997, Oxford, Mississippi, sought to erect a statue to honor the one hundredth birthday of native Nobel laureate, William Faulkner. After a magnolia tree at City Hall was cut down to make room for the sculpture, “all Faulkner broke loose.” Fiery city board meetings erupted, angry threats came from the feisty Faulkner family and civic tension ensued, leaving a bewildered artist, sculptor Bill Beckwith, caught in the middle...

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Saturday December 17, 2016
Signing 2:00


David Crews
signing The Mississippi Book of Quotations


David Crews has compiled this collection of quotations from, and about, Mississippi, available from Nautilus Publishing. The volume, called “enriching,” “inspiring” and “outrageous,” includes quotations from writers, musicians, sports heroes, civil rights icons, and everyday Mississippians. There are searing insights, homespun wisdom, banal absurdities, and raucous humor from over 250 observers including Eudora Welty, William Faulkner, Tennessee Williams, Fannie Lou Hamer, Oprah Winfrey, Elvis Presley, Archie Manning, Morgan Freeman, and John Grisham. Crews himself had encounters with some of these remarkable Mississippians...

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Saturday December 17, 2016
Signing 12:00


John Currence
signing Big Bad Breakfast and Pickles, Pigs & Whiskey


About Big Bad Breakfast: John Currence is one of the most celebrated and well-loved chefs in the South. Among his string of highly successful restaurants in Oxford, Mississippi, Big Bad Breakfast holds a special place in diners’ hearts: It is a gathering place where people from all walks come together to share the most important meal of the day, breakfast. Southerners know how to do breakfast right, and Currence has elevated it to an artform: dishes like Banana-Pecan Coffee Cake, Spicy Boudin and Poached Eggs, and Oyster Pot Pie are comforting, soulful, and...

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Saturday December 17, 2016
Signing 12:00


Richard Grant
signing Dispatches from Pluto


Adventure writer Richard Grant takes on “the most American place on Earth”—the enigmatic, beautiful, often derided Mississippi Delta. 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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Saturday December 17, 2016
Story Time 10:00


Story Time with the GRINCH!

Join us Saturday, December 17th at 10:00 a.m., where the GRINCH himself will make a special appearance at story time! And don’t forget to celebrate Grinch-mas this Christmas season, the annual holiday tradition inspired by How the Grinch Stole Christmas that encourages readers to grow their hearts three sizes by doing good deeds, by donating a book or bringing a toy donation for those in need!

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Friday December 16, 2016
Signing 5:00


A Time Remembered: Ole Miss 1945-1970 $34.95
by Al Povall

Oxford, MS: Nautilus (2016). First Edition. Signed.

Al Povall follows up his popular Ole Miss sports oral history book with an inside look at the culture and social mores of the day in A Time Remembered, Ole Miss 1945-1970. Over 100 contributors tell us a wider story of Ole Miss during the same period, an era roughly embracing the tenures at Ole Miss of football coach John Howard Vaught and Chancellor J. D. Williams. More than an oral history, this book is a social history of a time long-past that begins with the returning World War II veterans and their lives...

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Wednesday December 14, 2016
Signing 5:00


Catfish Days $32.00
by Mike McCall

Point Clear, AL: Pond Bank (2016). Hardback. Signed.

In the second half of the 20th century, eager investors, from city slickers to country folks, and others poured hundreds of millions of dollars into the southern United States to build catfish farms, processing plants and infrastructure. Likened to the California Gold Rush of a century earlier, raising catfish was seen as a panacea for a down economy - even easy money. More than 150,000 acres of catfish ponds were built and stocked in the Mississippi Delta and neighboring states, as an obliging news media served up the feel-good story like an all-you-can-eat buffet. But by the year 2000, when catfish farmers over-produced...

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Tuesday December 13, 2016
Signing 5:00


Cars $95.00
by Langdon Clay

Göttingen, Germany: Steidl (2016). First Edition. Signed.

From 1974 to 1976, Langdon Clay (born 1949) photographed the cars he encountered while wandering the streets of New York City and nearby Hoboken, New Jersey, at night. Shot in Kodachrome with a Leica and deftly lit with then-new sodium vapor lights, the pictures feature a distinct array of makes and models set against the gritty details of their surrounding urban and architectural environments, and occasionally the ghostly presence of people...

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Monday December 12, 2016
Signing 5:00


Parchman $50.00
by R. Kim Rushing

Jackson, MS: University Press of Mississippi (2016). First Edition. Signed.

Constructed in 1904, the Mississippi State Penitentiary at Parchman covers 20,000 acres, forty-six square miles, in the heart of the Mississippi Delta. Originally designed like a private plantation without walls or guard towers, the prison farm has been slowly transformed over the decades into a modern penitentiary. In 1994, photographer R. Kim Rushing was the first outside photographer in Parchman’s history allowed long-term access to inmates and the chance to photograph them in their cells and living quarters after...

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Saturday December 10, 2016
Signing 5:00


A Sister's Love $30.00
by Joe Maxwell

Jackson, MS: St. Dominic's (2016). Hardback. Signed.

A Sister’s Love tells the life stories of little girls who came to take vows of chastity, obedience, and poverty; it shows how their passion for God has led them to decades of fruitful service to others. Who are they? Why did they enter a convent? How did they get to Jackson? What are their spiritual secrets? How can they be so other-oriented? As our young ladies’ stories unwind, readers will laugh, cry, and pray with them in unexpected moments. After all, they are human! For decades they have lived in a local convent while ministering at St. Dominic’s. Their story goes back to 1946. When they were schoolchildren, a few “pioneer Sisters” from the Springfield...

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Saturday December 10, 2016
Signing 2:00


Blues @ Home: Mississippi's Living Blues Legends $49.00
by H. C. Porter

Vicksburg, MS: Blues @ Home (2016). Hardback. Signed.

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Saturday December 10, 2016
Signing 12:00


In Search of Walker Wells $19.95
by Culpepper Webb

Jackson, MS: Webb (2016). Paperback. Signed.

Challenged in childhood with the death of his father, and later that of a friend, Walker Wells' view of God is that of an uninvolved creator, the ultimate spectator. Fifty years after his father's death, as he approaches sixty, he experiences a traumatic event as well as encounters with people that cannot be explained as coincidental; all within seven days. Walker comes face to face with himself as he confronts adultery, a failed relationship, death, regrets, and doubt. Does Walker...

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Saturday December 10, 2016
Story Time Signing 10:00


The King of the Birds $17.95
by Acree Graham Macam
illustrated by Natalie Nelson

New York, NY: Groundwood Books (2016). Hardback. Signed.

In this picture book, inspired by the life of Flannery O’Connor, a young fan of fowl brings home a peacock to be the king of her collection, but he refuses to show off his colorful tail. The girl goes to great lengths to encourage the peacock to display his plumage — she throws him a party, lets him play in the fig tree, feeds him flowers and stages a parade — all to no avail. Then she finally stumbles on the perfect solution. When she introduces the queen of the birds...

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Friday December 9, 2016
Signing 5:00 Reading 5:30


Mississippi Governors $38.00
by David Sansing

Note: Due to inclement weather, this event was moved from November 28th

Oxford, MS: Nautilus (2016). First Edition. Signed.

During its two hundred year history, Mississippi has been governed by fifty-three men who have held the state’s highest office. Noted historian David Sansing brings each governor to life in his new book, Mississippi Governors: Soldiers, Statesmen, Scholars, Scoundrels, available this fall from the Nautilus Publishing Company. The book, which will be launched in celebration of Mississippi’s bicentennial year, is filled with candid, illustrated, never-before-published biographical sketches...

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Thursday December 8, 2016
Reading 5:00 (Signing to follow)


Mostly Today $15.00
by Bee Donley

CreateSpace (2016). Paperback. Signed.

Poetry, sometimes funny, sometimes poignant, about life in a retirement community. Bee Donley was born in the Mississippi Delta in 1924. She has lived in Jackson, Mississippi since 1956, where she was a teacher for over 40 years. This is her third book of poetry, preceded by Mostly Ghosts and Mostly Mississippi. She currently resides at a retirement home in Ridgeland, Mississippi...

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Wednesday December 7, 2016
Signing 4:00


Unspeakable Things $16.00
by Jackie Warren Tatum

Minneapolis, MN: Mill City Press (2016). Paperback. Signed.

When the mysterious man Silver comes into the life of the grieving widow Renee, he entangles her in a strange world fraught with peril and Unspeakable Things. No marriage is easy. The same was true of Renee and Samone's. Once high school sweethearts, they found themselves drifting apart, feeling trapped together, alone. Then tragedy strikes, and Renee is left crumbling under the weight of the guilt of not having been a good wife. Enter Silver, a smooth-talking, handsome stranger with glistening forearms. Seeing Renee as vulnerable, he strikes, catching his prey...

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Saturday December 3, 2016
Signing 3:00


Mississippians in the Great War $25.00
compiled and edited by Anne Webster

Jackson, MS: University Press of Mississippi (2016). Paperback. Signed.

Even Mississippi textbooks rarely mention the part Mississippi men and women played in World War I. Mississippians in the Great War presents in their own words the story of Mississippians and their roles. This body of work divides into five sections, each associated with crucial dates of American action. Comments relating to various military actions are interspersed throughout to give the reader a context of the wide variety of experiences. Additionally, where possible, Anne L. Webster provides...

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Saturday December 3, 2016
Signing 1:00


Life Is Gift: Remembrances of John Rowan Claypool IV $35.00
foreword by Carolyn Ratliff

St. Luke's/Ratliff (2016). Hardback. Signed.

Saint Luke's Episcopal Church and Carolyn Sloss Ratliff have published a compilation of essays about John Rowan Claypool IV, well known and much loved minister, preacher, theologian, author, and teacher. The book includes ninety-nine stories written by Baptist preachers and Episcopal priests from around the country, as well as...

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Saturday December 3, 2016
Signing 11:00


Little Stories $34.95
by Malcolm White

Jackson, MS: Malcolm White (2016). First Edition. Signed.

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...

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Friday December 2, 2016
Signing 5:30 Reading 6:00


The Infinite $15.99
by Nicholas Mainieri

New York, NY: Harper Perennial (2016). Paperback. Signed.

Jonah McBee has deep roots in New Orleans, but with hardly any family left, he half-heartedly is planning to enlist in the army after high school. Luz Hidalgo, an undocumented Latina and budding track star, followed her father there after Hurricane Katrina. Both have known loss. Both are struggling to imagine a new future. And when Jonah and Luz fall in love, it is intense, addictive, and real. But everything changes when Luz discovers...

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Wednesday November 30, 2016 at The Eudora Welty House
Signing 5:00 Reading 5:30


The Mississippi Book of Quotations $24.95
by David Crews

Oxford, MS: Nautilus (2016). First Edition. Not signed.

The Mississippi Book of Quotations brings together the artistry and cadences of the world’s greatest storytellers. It blends powerful observations on love, truth, lies, race, women, war, humor, failure, fear, humility, evil, politics, religion, law, the blues, violence, drinking, death, endurance, and sacrifice — the wide breadth of themes and emotions that make up life well lived and poorly lived. David Crews has compiled this collection of quotations from, and about, Mississippi, available from Nautilus Publishing this fall. The volume, called “enriching,” “inspiring” and “outrageous,” includes quotations from...

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Saturday November 26, 2016
Signing 12:00


Never Give a Cat a Poodle Cut (and other stories about growing up in Yazoo City) $15.00
by Belinda Stevens

Pearl, MS: Alphagraphics (2016). Paperback. Signed.



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Saturday November 26, 2016
Story Time Signing 10:00


Alycat and the Thursday Dessert Day $14.95
by Alysson Foti Bourque

Herndon, VA: Mascot Books (2016). Hardback. Signed.

When Alycat's daydreaming causes her to miss out on Dessert Day at school, she will need to rely on her imagination to satisfy her sweet tooth! With the help of her best friend Spotty, she discovers that trying new things can lead to fun adventures and tasty inventions! The Alycat series encourages readers to celebrate the joy, innocence, and fearlessness of being a kid. Alycat and the Thursday Dessert Day is the first...

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Friday November 25, 2016
Signing 11:00


Drawing the Line $39.95
by Marshall Ramsey

Jackson, MS: The Clarion-Ledger. First Edition. Signed.

Marshall Ramsey's 20th anniversary cartoon collection. For the past 20 years, award-winning editorial cartoonist Marshall Ramsey has covered it all. From Hurricane Katrina to hijinks under the state Capitol dome, Ramsey's cartoons have documented two decades of Mississippi's colorful history...

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Friday November 18, 2016
Signing 5:00 Reading 5:30 with Richard Grant


White Sands $25.00
by Geoff Dyer

Join us for a special evening as Richard Grant interviews Geoff Dyer!

New York, NY: Pantheon (2016). Hardback. Signed. As new in dust jacket.

Geoff Dyer’s restless search—for what? is unclear, even to him—continues in this series of fascinating adventures and pilgrimages: with a tour guide who may not be a tour guide in the Forbidden City in Beijing; with friends in New Mexico, where D. H. Lawrence famously claimed to have had his “greatest experience from the outside world”; with a hitchhiker picked up on the way from White Sands; with Don Cherry (or a photo of him, at any rate) at the Watts Towers in Los Angeles...

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Thursday November 17, 2016
Signing 5:00


Patmos $16.99
by C. Baxter Kruger

New York, NY: Perichoresis (2016). Paperback. Signed.

Aidan, a burned out, suicidal theologian from Mississippi mysteriously travels back in time to the Isle of Patmos, where he meets the aged apostle John. Thus begins an extraordinary 3-day conversation, with tormenting flashbacks to his childhood, mind-blowing visions and revelations, sorrow and joy. Aidan has a thousand questions, St. John wants to know about history, but his abiding mission is Aidan's liberation. Through love and dreams and astonishing discussions...

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Wednesday November 16, 2016
Event at 4:30


Atlantis Lost $17.99
by T. A. Barron

New York, NY: Philomel Books (2016). First Edition. Signed. As new in dust jacket.

The thrilling conclusion to the Atlantis trilogy by New York Times bestselling author T.A. Barron. The veil between the Spirit Realm and the mortal world has fallen, and the evil lord Narkazan is primed to claim the magical Starstone for himself once and for all. But when tragedy befalls Promi’s newly reunited family...

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Saturday November 12, 2016
Signing 11:30


Drawing the Line $39.95
by Marshall Ramsey

Jackson, MS: The Clarion-Ledger. First Edition. Signed.

Marshall Ramsey's 20th anniversary cartoon collection. For the past 20 years, award-winning editorial cartoonist Marshall Ramsey has covered it all. From Hurricane Katrina to hijinks under the state Capitol dome, Ramsey's cartoons have documented two decades of Mississippi's colorful history...

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Saturday November 12, 2016
Signing 11:00


Confessions of a High School Zebra $14.95
by Kendall Smith

Doodleville Media Group (2016). Paperback. Signed.

On a dare, Kendall Smith officiated his first football game on Intramural Field 3 at Mississippi State University in the fall of 1971. The following 25 years saw him referee over 600 junior high and high school games; including several state championships, along with the inaugural "public vs. private" football game in 1998. Smith shares years of memories that include humorous...

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Thursday November 10, 2016
Signing 5:30-7:30


Reel Masters: Chefs Casting About with Timing and Grace $39.95
by Susan Schadt

Memphis, TN: Susan Schadt Press (2016). First Edition. Signed.

Through photographs, recipes and voices of seasoned award winning chefs, Reel Masters tells the stories of fishing backwaters, bayous and bays and the lure of fishing in unspoiled beauty, fierce and fun. Featuring Jeremiah Bacon, John Besh, Walter Bundy, Bryan Caswell, John Currence, Kelly English, Chris Hastings, Donald Link, and Kevin Wilman...

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Thursday November 10, 2016
Signing 5:30-7:30


Drawing the Line $39.95
by Marshall Ramsey

Jackson, MS: The Clarion-Ledger. First Edition. Signed.

Marshall Ramsey's 20th anniversary cartoon collection. For the past 20 years, award-winning editorial cartoonist Marshall Ramsey has covered it all. From Hurricane Katrina to hijinks under the state Capitol dome, Ramsey's cartoons have documented two decades of Mississippi's colorful history...

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Wednesday November 9, 2016
Signing 5:00 Reading 5:30


The Statue and the Fury $24.95
by Jim Dees

Oxford, MS: Nautilus (2016). First Edition. Signed.

In The Statue and the Fury, Jim Dees, host of the public radio program Thacker Mountain Radio, chronicles a tumultuous year in the life of a small Southern town, complete with down-home eccentrics, famous figures and explosive events. In 1997, Oxford, Mississippi, sought to erect a statue to honor the one hundredth birthday of native Nobel laureate, William Faulkner. After a magnolia tree at City Hall was cut down to make room for the sculpture, “all Faulkner broke loose.” Fiery city board meetings erupted...

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Tuesday November 1, 2016 at The Eudora Welty House
Event at 5:00 with Cassandra King Conroy


A Lowcountry Heart $25.00
by Pat Conroy

New York, NY: Nan A. Talese (2016). First Edition. Signed by Cassandra King. As new in dust jacket.

Final words and heartfelt remembrances from bestselling author Pat Conroy take center stage in this winning nonfiction collection, supplemented by touching pieces from Conroy’s many friends. This new volume of Pat Conroy’s nonfiction brings together some of the most charming interviews, magazine articles, speeches, and letters from his long literary career, many of them addressed directly to his readers...

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Monday October 31, 2016
Signing 5:00 Reading 5:30


Slim Harpo: Blues King Bee of Baton Rouge $35.00
by Martin Hawkins

Baton Rouge, LA: LSU Press (2016). First Edition. Signed.

As Louis Armstrong forever tethered jazz to New Orleans and Clifton Chenier fixed Lafayette as home to zydeco, Slim Harpo established Baton Rouge as a base for the blues. In the only complete biography of this internationally renowned blues singer and musician, Martin Hawkins traces Harpo’s rural upbringing near Louisiana’s capital, his professional development fostered by the local music scene, and his national success with R&B hits like Rainin’ in My Heart, Baby Scratch My Back, and I’m A King Bee, among others. Hawkins follows...

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Thursday October 27, 2016
Signing 5:00 Reading 5:30


The Mississippi Book of Quotations $24.95
by David Crews

Oxford, MS: Nautilus (2016). First Edition. Signed.

The Mississippi Book of Quotations brings together the artistry and cadences of the world’s greatest storytellers. It blends powerful observations on love, truth, lies, race, women, war, humor, failure, fear, humility, evil, politics, religion, law, the blues, violence, drinking, death, endurance, and sacrifice — the wide breadth of themes and emotions that make up life well lived and poorly lived. David Crews has compiled this collection of quotations from, and about, Mississippi...

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Tuesday October 18, 2016
Signing 5:00 Reading 5:30


The Secret Keepers $18.99
by Trenton Lee Stewart

New York, NY: Little, Brown (2016). First Edition. Signed. As new in dust jacket.

Acclaimed and bestselling author Trenton Lee Stewart delivers a dazzling and heart-pounding mystery-adventure that will thrill fans of his Mysterious Benedict Society series as well as entice a whole new generation of readers...

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Monday October 17, 2016
Signing 5:00 Reading 5:30


Nicotine $26.99
by Nell Zink

New York, NY: Ecco (2016). First Edition. Signed. As new in dust jacket.

The “wonderfully talented” (Dwight Garner, New York Times) author of Mislaid returns with a fierce and audaciously funny novel of families—both the ones we’re born into and the ones we create—a story of obsession, idealism, and ownership, centered around a young woman who inherits her bohemian late father's childhood home. Recent business school graduate Penny Baker has rebelled...

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Saturday October 15, 2016
Event at 1:00


The End of White Christian America $28.00
by Robert P. Jones

New York, NY: Simon & Schuster (2016). Hardback. As new in dust jacket.

For most of our nation’s history, White Christian America (WCA)—the cultural and political edifice built primarily by white Protestant Christians—set the tone for our national policy and shaped American ideals. But especially since the 1990s, WCA has steadily lost influence, following declines within both its mainline and evangelical branches. Today, America is no longer...

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Thursday October 13, 2016
Signing 5:00 Reading 5:30


Who Killed These Girls? $27.95
by Beverly Lowry

New York, NY: Knopf (2016). First Edition. Signed. As new in dust jacket.

From the author of Crossed Over, another masterful account of a horrible crime: the murder of four girls, countless other ruined lives, and the evolving complications of the justice system that frustrated the massive attempts—for twenty-five years now—to find and punish those who committed it...

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Wednesday October 12, 2016
Signing 5:00 Reading 5:30


El Paso $27.95
by Winston Groom

New York, NY: Liveright (2016). First Edition. Signed. As new in dust jacket.

Three decades after the first publication of Forrest Gump, Winston Groom returns to fiction with this sweeping American epic. Long fascinated with the Mexican Revolution and the vicious border wars of the early twentieth century, best-selling author Winston Groom brings to life a much-forgotten period of history in this episodic saga set in six parts. Pitting the legendary Pancho Villa against “the Colonel,” a thrill-seeking...

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Tuesday October 11, 2016
Signing 5:00 Reading 5:30


Hero of the Empire $30.00
by Candice Millard

New York, NY: Doubleday (2016). First Edition. Signed. As new in dust jacket.

At age twenty-four, Winston Churchill was utterly convinced it was his destiny to become prime minister of England one day, despite the fact he had just lost his first election campaign for Parliament. He believed that to achieve his goal he must do something spectacular on the battlefield. Despite deliberately putting himself in extreme danger as a British Army officer in colonial wars in India and Sudan...

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Monday October 10, 2016
Signing 5:00 Reading 5:30


Dreamland $24.95
by John M. Floyd

Brandon, MS: Dogwood Press (2016). First Edition. Signed. As new in dust jacket.

Dreamland is the sixth collection of short fiction by Mississippi author John M. Floyd. Like the others, it contains mostly mystery stories but drifts occasionally into other genres as well. Unlike the others, this book includes several stories from Floyd’s popular “Law and Daughter” mystery series, featuring Sheriff Lucy Valentine and her crimesolving mother Fran. Also included here are his Edgar-nominated mystery...

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Saturday October 8, 2016
Story Time 10:00


Bad Kitty Story Time!

Come to Lemuria Saturday to meet Bad Kitty while we read about her Halloween adventures!

Author/illustrator Nick Bruel will not be attending.

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Thursday October 6, 2016
Signing 5:00 Reading 5:30


The South in Color $35.00
by William Ferris

Chapel Hill, NC: University of North Carolina Press (2016). First Edition. Signed. As new in dust jacket.

Since the moment William Ferris's parents gave their twelve-year-old son a Kodak Brownie Hawkeye camera for Christmas in 1954, Ferris passionately began to photograph his world. He has never stopped. The sixties and seventies were a particularly significant period for Ferris as he became a pathbreaking documentarian of the American South. This beautiful, provocative collection of one hundred of Ferris's photographs of the South...

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Tuesday October 4, 2016
Signing 5:00 Reading 5:30


The Land of Rowan Oak $35.00
by Ed Croom

Jackson, MS: University Press of Mississippi (2016). First Edition. Signed. As new in dust jacket.

The plants and landscape at Rowan Oak are the “little postage stamp of soil” that William Faulkner owned, walked, and tended for over thirty years during the writing of many of his short stories and novels. Faulkner saw and smelled the earth and listened to sounds from the cultivated grounds and the surrounding woods. This is the place that offered him refuge for writing and provided him food from its garden...

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Monday October 3, 2016
Signing 3:00 Reading 3:30


Gertie's Leap to Greatness $16.99
by Kate Beasley

New York, NY: Farrar, Straus and Giroux (2016). First Edition. Signed. As new in dust jacket.

Won in a major six-house auction, this hilarious and heartfelt middle-grade debut features a girl on a mission to be the best fifth grader ever. For fans of Three Times Lucky and The Penderwicks, this endearing new classic spins together sparkling humor, sizzle-pop writing, and a main character with Ramona Quimby's sass and smarts. Gertie Reece Foy is 100% Not-From-Concentrate awesome...

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Saturday October 1, 2016
Signing 1:00


Promise of the Black Monks $19.99
by Robert E. Hirsch

W & B Publishers (2016). Paperback. Signed.

Born of nobility in France in the year 1066, the fate of seven-year-old Tristan de Saint-Germain is thrown to the winds upon the execution of his father for treason against William the Conqueror of Normandy. Then, abandoned by his mother who remarries and departs for England, Tristan and his four-year-old brother find themselves thrown into...

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Saturday October 1, 2016
Signing 11:00


Incidentals $35.00
by Gretchen Haien

Studio 4 (2016). Paperback. Signed.



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Friday September 30, 2016
Signing 5:00 Reading 5:30


Mississippi Noir $15.95
edited by Tom Franklin

Attending contributors: Mary Miller, John Floyd, and Andrew Paul

New York, NY: Akashic Books (2016). Paperback. Signed.

Literary crime fiction master Tom Franklin curates this volume of stellar noir from the Deep South. Featuring brand-new stories by: Ace Atkins, William Boyle, Megan Abbott, Jack Pendarvis, Dominiqua Dickey, Michael Kardos, Jamie Paige, Jimmy Cajoleas, Chris Offutt, Michael Farris Smith, Andrew Paul, Lee Durkee, Robert Busby, John M. Floyd, RaShell R. Smith-Spears, and Mary Miller...

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Thursday September 29, 2016
Signing 5:00 Reading 5:30


Delta Hot Tamales $21.99
by Anne Martin

Mt. Pleasant, SC: History Press (2016). Paperback. Signed.

Several theories surround the traditional Delta tamale. Some trace it back to Mexican and Italian immigrants, while others say the Delta version of the hand-held meal is a spin on the old African American food called cush. One thing not disputed is the popularity. From hot tamale legends Joe Pope, Shine Thornton and the Scott family to current chefs, the traditions and...

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Wednesday September 28, 2016
Signing 5:00 Reading 5:30


The Orphan Mother $26.00
by Robert Hicks

New York, NY: Grand Central (2016). First Edition. Signed. As new in dust jacket.

In the years following the Civil War, Mariah Reddick, former slave to Carrie McGavock--the "Widow of the South"--has quietly built a new life for herself as a midwife to the women of Franklin, Tennessee. But when her ambitious, politically-minded grown son, Theopolis, is murdered, Mariah--no stranger to loss--finds her world once more breaking apart. How could this happen? Who wanted him dead? Mariah's journey...

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Tuesday September 27, 2016
Signing 5:00 Reading 5:30


Lightningstruck $16.00
by Ashley Mace Havird

Macon, GA: Mercer University Press (2016). Paperback. Signed.

In May of 1964, eleven-year-old Etta McDaniel's horse is struck by lightning -- dead and gone, she hopes -- out of her life "as though he'd never come in the first place, bringing with him one catastrophe after another." But Troy, gruesomely scarred, not only survives but seems to have gained supernatural powers, which Etta sets her mind on harnessing...

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Saturday September 24, 2016
Signing 1:00


Ten Restaurants That Changed America $35.00
by Paul Freedman

New York, NY: Liveright (2016). First Edition. Signed. As new in dust jacket.

Combining a historian’s rigor with a foodie’s palate, Ten Restaurants That Changed America reveals how the history of our restaurants reflects nothing less than the history of America itself. Whether charting the rise of our love affair with Chinese food through San Francisco’s fabled The Mandarin, evoking the richness of Italian food through Mamma Leone’s, or chronicling the rise and fall of...

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Saturday September 24, 2016
Story time 10:00


The Marvelous Thing That Came from a Spring $17.99
by Gilbert Ford

New York, NY: Atheneum (2016). First Edition. Signed. As new in dust jacket.

With magnificent dioramic illustrations, Gilbert Ford captures the joy, creativity, and determination behind the invention of an iconic, one-of-a-kind toy: the Slinky! One day, a spring fell from the desk of Richard James, an engineer and a dreamer. Its coils took a walk…and so did Richard’s imagination. He knew right away that he had stumbled onto something marvelous. With the help of his wife, Betty, Richard took this ordinary spring and turned it into a plaything...

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Thursday September 22, 2016
Signing 5:00 Reading 5:30


The Perfect Pass $27.00
by S. C. Gwynne

With special guest Coach Hal Mumme!

New York, NY: Scribner (2016). First Edition. Signed. As new in dust jacket.

New York Times bestselling, award-winning historian S. C. Gwynne tells the incredible story of how Hal Mumme and Mike Leach—two unknown coaches who revolutionized American football in the 1980s, 1990s and 2000s—changed the way the game is played at every level, from high school to the NFL...

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Wednesday September 21, 2016
Signing 5:00 Reading 5:30


The Nix $27.95
by Nathan Hill

New York, NY: Knopf (2016). First edition. Signed. As new in dust jacket.

Meet Samuel Andresen-Anderson: stalled writer, bored teacher at a local college, obsessive player of an online video game. He hasn’t seen his mother, Faye, since she walked out when he was a child. But then one day there she is, all over the news, throwing rocks at a presidential candidate. The media paints Faye as a militant radical...

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Tuesday September 20, 2016
Signing 4:30 Reading 5:30


Full Bellies Hungry Souls $10.99
by Bennett Chotard

Xulon Press (2016). Paperback. Signed.

"Is this all there is?" That question haunted Bennett Chotard as his life seemed to gradually come undone. "Where was this Christian promise of joy, peace, and abundance?" he wondered. As the years passed, more and more he felt his faith had no relevance, no power, no impact on his life. Full Bellies, Hungry Souls: Making Personal Contact with God records his explosive discoveries of spiritual lessons that led him to...

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Thursday September 15, 2016
Signing 5:00 Reading 5:30


Barrier Island Suite $8.95
by Kendall Dunkelberg

Huntsville, TX: Texas Review Press (2016). Paperback. Signed.

The poems of Barrier Island Suite are inspired by the life, art, and writings of Walter Inglis Anderson, who spent much of his adult life exploring the barrier islands of Mississippi, sketching and painting their flora and fauna, and chronicling his adventures in numerous logs. The islands form a liminal space between the land and sea, between nature and culture, between madness and conformity. Elements of the Anderson's life...

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Wednesday September 14, 2016
Event at Walker's Drive-In at 7:00 PM


Big Bad Breakfast $30.00
by John Currence

Special event at Walker's Drive-In. Come on by for books and breakfast!

New York, NY: Ten Speed Press (2016). First Edition. Signed.

From the James Beard Award winner, "Top Chef Masters" contestant, and acclaimed author of Pickles, Pigs, and Whiskey comes this fun, festive, and highly caffeinated ode to the joys and rituals of the Southern breakfast, with 75 recipes inspired by the author’s popular restaurant in Oxford, Mississippi...

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Friday September 9, 2016
Signing 5:00 Reading 5:30


Sandpiper: My Journey with Sight and Blindness $16.99
by Karen Brown

Nautilus (2016). Paperback. Signed.

In her mid-twenties, Karen brown received life-altering news: she had a condition which was slowly robbing her of her sight and would leave her totally blind by the age of 30. Over the next years, she would raise a son, work with 3 guide dogs, build an impressive career, retire, and follow God's call into spiritual guidance training...

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Thursday September 8, 2016
Event at the Cedars at 6:00 pm


Empire of Storms $18.99
by Sarah J. Maas

New York, NY: Bloomsbury (2016). First Edition. Signed. As new in dust jacket.

Kingdoms collide in Sarah J. Maas’s epic fifth installment in the New York Times bestselling Throne of Glass series. The long path to the throne has only just begun for Aelin Galathynius. Loyalties have been broken and bought, friends have been lost and gained, and those who possess magic find themselves at odds with...

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Wednesday September 7, 2016
Signing 5:00 Reading 5:30


Blues Hands $29.99
by Joseph A. Rosen

Schiffer Publishing (2015). Hardback. Signed.

Through images of hands, this book conveys the strength, beauty, diversity, depth, and power of the blues, the root of all American music. It features photographs from Joseph A. Rosen's 30-plus years of adventure in blues and music photography. Included are such noted music personalities as B.B. King, Gary Clark, Jr., Buddy Guy, Al Green, Willie King...

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Wednesday August 24, 2016
Signing 5:00 Reading 5:30


The Modernist Architecture of Samuel G. and William B. Wiener $45.00
by Guy W. Carwile

Baton Rouge, LA: Louisiana State University Press (2016). Hardback. Signed. As new in dust jacket.

In 1933, architect William B. Wiener collaborated with his half-brother Samuel G. Wiener to design a weekend home for his family on the shore of Cross Lake, just outside Shreveport, Louisiana. A year later the house appeared in the pages of Architectural Forum, the leading architectural journal of its day, as a foremost example of the new modernist style yet to take hold...

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Thursday August 18, 2016
Signing 5:00 Reading 5:30


The World's Largest Man $15.99
by Harrison Scott Key

New York, NY: Harper (2016). Paperback. Signed.

Harrison Scott Key was born in Memphis, but he grew up in Mississippi, among pious, Bible-reading women and men who either shot things or got women pregnant. At the center of his world was his larger-than-life father a hunter, a fighter, a football coach, a man better suited to living in a remote frontier wilderness of the nineteenth century than contemporary America...

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Wednesday August 17, 2016
Signing 5:00 Reading 5:30


Dudgeons and Daggers $19.99
by Troy M. Carnes

W & B Publishers (2016). Paperback. Signed.

A pact of honor and responsibility is taken on D-Day by William Dunavant and Alex Powe; both expectant fathers who know they may not survive the invasion. When Powe is captured, tortured and killed, Dunavant vows to keep his promise. Fourteen years later, Dunavant visits Powe’s son...

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Saturday August 13, 2016
Signing 1:00


Leaving Oxford $15.00
by Janet W. Ferguson

Southern Sun Press (2016). Paperback. Signed.

Book One in the Southern Hearts Series (Books 1-3 will be available). Escaping home to Oxford, Mississippi, seemed like a good idea. Until it wasn't. A year after a tragic accident in Los Angeles flipped her world upside down, advertising guru Sarah Beth LeClair is still hiding away in her charming hometown of Oxford, Mississippi. And she may well be stuck there forever...

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Wednesday August 3, 2016
Signing 5:00 Reading 5:30


We Come to Our Senses $25.95
by Odie Lindsey

New York, NY: W. W. Norton. (2016) First Edition. Signed. As new in dust jacket.

For readers of Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk and Redeployment, a searing debut exploring the lives of veterans returning to their homes in the South. Lacerating and lyrical, We Come to Our Senses centers on men and women affected by combat directly and tangentially, and the peculiar legacies of war. The story “Evie M.” is about a vet turned office clerk whose petty neuroses...

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Thursday July 28, 2016
Signing 5:00 - at the Eudora Welty House


The Innocents $27.00
by Ace Atkins

New York, NY: Putnam (2016). First Edition. Signed. As new in dust jacket.

She was just seventeen, a high school dropout named Milly Jones, found walking down the middle of the highway, engulfed in flames. Even in a tough Mississippi county like Tibbehah, it shatters the community, and it is up to Sheriff Quinn Colson, back on the job after a year away, and his deputy Lillie Virgil, to investigate what happened and why. Before long, however...

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Thursday July 28, 2016
Signing 5:00 - at the Eudora Welty House


Let the Devil Out $26.00
by Bill Loehfelm

New York, NY: Sarah Crichton Books (2016). First Edition. Signed. As new in dust jacket.

It's been a brutal year for the rookie New Orleans cop Maureen Coughlin. Her first arrests, her first black eye, and, after a stinging brush with the corrupt heart of her adopted city, her first suspension. As she waits out the suspension, hoping to save her badge, Maureen finds increasingly dark and dangerous ways to pass the time. Justice, she tells herself, is being served. No need for the NOPD to know what she's doing...

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Saturday July 23, 2016
Signing 1:00


Watermark $14.99
by Michael Hewes

Samntoff Press (2016). Paperback. Signed.

In the days after Hurricane Katrina, Mississippi attorney and author Michael Hewes returned to his former home only to find it destroyed. Sitting amongst the wreckage was a binder that contained intimate photos of a couple he didn't know, doing things that clearly weren't meant for sharing. This discovery got Hewes thinking about what would have happened if he had discovered something that wasn’t just embarrassing...

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Thursday July 21, 2016
Signing 5:00 Reading 5:30


The Heavenly Table $27.95
by Donald Ray Pollock

New York, NY: Doubleday. (2016) First Edition. Signed. As new in dust jacket.

It is 1917, in that sliver of border land that divides Georgia from Alabama. Dispossessed farmer Pearl Jewett ekes out a hardscrabble existence with his three young sons: Cane (the eldest; handsome; intelligent); Cob (short; heavy set; a bit slow); and Chimney (the youngest; thin; ill-tempered). Several hundred miles away in southern Ohio, a farmer by the name of Ellsworth Fiddler...

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Tuesday July 19, 2016
Signing 5:00


Smoke Over Mississippi $16.00
by Oren Renick

Insight Press (2015). Paperback. Signed.

Smoke Over Mississippi is the fascinating story of a little-known, unsung hero. William Penn Davis was a Baptist preacher employed by the (historically white) Mississippi Baptist Convention as a liaison with black Baptists in the state. For years he worked energetically to build bridges of understanding and friendship between black and white Mississippi Baptists. Then, while driving home from a meeting...

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Monday July 18, 2016
Signing 5:00 Reading 5:30


Miss Jane $25.95
by Brad Watson

New York, NY: W. W. Norton. (2016) First Edition. Signed. As new in dust jacket.

Since his award-winning debut collection of stories, Last Days of the Dog-Men, Brad Watson has been expanding the literary traditions of the South, in work as melancholy, witty, strange, and lovely as any in America. Inspired by the true story of his own great-aunt, he explores the life of Miss Jane Chisolm, born in rural, early-twentieth-century Mississippi with a genital birth defect that would stand in the way of the central “uses”...

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Friday July 15, 2016
Signing 5:00 Reading 5:30


Trials of the Earth $28.00
by Mary Mann Hamilton

New York, NY: Little, Brown (2016). First Edition Thus. Signed by author's great-grandson. As new in dust jacket.

Event with Kerry Hamilton, Mary Mann Hamilton's great-grandson. The powerful, only known first-person account of one woman's struggles and triumphs taming the Mississippi Delta.

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Tuesday July 12, 2016
Signing 5:00 Reading 5:30


A Thousand Miles from Nowhere $26.00
by John Gregory Brown

New York, NY: Lee Boudreaux Books (2016). First Edition. Signed. As new in dust jacket.

Fleeing New Orleans as Hurricane Katrina approaches, Henry Garrett is haunted by the ruins of his marriage, a squandered inheritance, and the teaching job he inexplicably quit. He pulls into a small Virginia town after three days on the road, hoping to silence the ceaseless clamor in his head. But this quest for peace and quiet as the only guest at a roadside motel is destroyed when Henry finds himself at the center of a bizarre...

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Tuesday June 28, 2016
Signing 5:00 Reading 5:30


The Electors $15.00
by Roy Neel

Recount Press (2016). Paperback. Signed.

The Electors follows a conspiracy to steal the presidential election in the wake of a devastating terrorist incident in the nation's Capitol. While the President's agents plot to steal reelection, their opponents race to uncover the most diabolical scheme since Watergate...

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Saturday June 18, 2016
Signing 11:00 am


Richard Grant presents Dispatches from Pluto

New York, NY: Simon and Schuster (2015) Paperback. Signed. $16.00

Adventure writer Richard Grant takes on “the most American place on Earth”—the enigmatic, beautiful, often derided Mississippi Delta. 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 June 16, 2016
Signing 5:00 Reading 5:30


Sunset City $25.99
by Melissa Ginsburg

New York, NY: Ecco. (2016) First Edition. Signed. As new in dust jacket.

Before the drugs, Danielle Reeves was Charlotte Ford’s most loyal and vibrant friend. She helped Charlotte through her mother’s illness and death, and opened up about her own troubled family. The two friends were inseparable, reveling in Houston’s shadowy corners. But then Danielle’s addiction got the best of her and she went to prison for four years. When she gets out, she and Charlotte...

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Tuesday June 14, 2016
Signing 5:00 Reading 5:30


Deeper Currents: The Sacraments of Hunting and Fishing $26.00
by Donald C. Jackson

Jackson, MS: University Press of Mississippi (2016) First Edition. Signed. As new in dust jacket.

In Deeper Currents, Donald C. Jackson guides us on a journey into the cathedrals of wild and lonely places, those sacred spaces where hunters and fishers connect with the rhythms of the earth and the spirit that resonates within us. Jackson explores hunting and fishing as frameworks―sacraments―for discovering, engaging, and finding meaning. He invites readers to consider connections with wilder realms of being...

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Wednesday June 8, 2016
Signing: 5:00 Reading 5:30


The Dogs Buried Over the Bridge: A Memoir in Dog Years $26.95
by Rheta Grimsley Johnson

Winston Salem, NC: John F. Blair. (2016) First Edition. Signed. As new in dust jacket.

In The Dogs Buried Over the Bridge, award-winning nationally syndicated columnist Rheta Grimsley Johnson tells her life's story through tender tales of her canine friends. This touching memoir uses Johnson's beloved dogs as metaphors for love, loss, and life alongside eccentric neighbors, friends, and three husbands. "Working for newspapers ages you exponentially; it's like dog years," Rheta says. Readers follow her as a starry-eyed newlywed starting a weekly newspaper on Georgia's exotic St. Simons Island, through stints at various other Southern newspapers, and finally...

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Monday June 6, 2016
Signing: 5:00 Reading 5:30


Mockingbird: A Portrait of Harper Lee, From Scout to Go Set a Watchman $26.00
by Charles Shields

New York, NY: Henry Holt (2016) First Revised Edition. Signed. As new in dust jacket.

A revised and updated edition of the bestselling biography of Harper Lee, reframed from the perspective of the recent publication of Lee's Go Set a Watchman...

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Thursday June 2, 2016
Signing: 4:30 Reading 5:30


Everybody's Fool $27.95
by Richard Russo

New York, NY: Knopf (2016) First Edition. Signed. As new in dust jacket.

The irresistible Sully, who in the intervening years has come by some unexpected good fortune, is now staring down a VA cardiologist's estimate that he only has a year or two left, and he's busy as hell keeping the news from the most important people in his life: Ruth, the married woman he carried on with for years... the ultra-hapless Rub Squeers, who worries that he and Sully aren't still best friends... Sully's son and grandson, for whom he was mostly an absentee figure...

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Thursday May 26, 2016
Signing: 5:00 Reading 5:30


Redemption Road $27.99
by John Hart

New York, NY: Thomas Dunne (2016) First Edition. Signed. As new in dust jacket.

Imagine: A boy with a gun waits for the man who killed his mother. A troubled detective confronts her past in the aftermath of a brutal shooting. After thirteen years in prison, a good cop walks free. But for how long? And deep in the forest, on the altar of an abandoned church, the unthinkable has just happened… This is a town on the brink. This is a road with no mercy. Since his debut bestseller, The King of Lies, reviewers across the country have heaped praise on John Hart, comparing his writing to that of Pat Conroy, Cormac McCarthy and Scott Turow. With each novel Hart has climbed higher on the New York Times Bestseller list...

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Wednesday May 25, 2016
Signing: 5:00 Reading 5:30


The After Party $26.00
by Anton Disclafani

New York, NY: Riverhead (2016) First Edition. Signed. As new in dust jacket.

Joan Fortier is the epitome of Texas glamour and the center of the 1957 Houston social scene. Tall, blond, beautiful, and strong, she has a talent for dominating the room and the gossip columns. Every man who sees her wants her, and every woman wants to be her. She may be the only one of her enviable social circle not yet married and settled down, but that’s okay: Joan enjoys a good scandal...

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Tuesday May 24, 2016
Signing 4:00


In Search of Walker Wells $19.95
by Culpepper Webb

Jackson, MS: Culpepper Webb (2016) Paperback. Signed.

Challenged in childhood with the death of his father, and later that of a friend, Walker Wells' view of God is that of an uninvolved creator, the ultimate spectator. Fifty years after his father's death, as he approaches sixty, he experiences a traumatic event as well as encounters with people that cannot be explained as coincidental; all within seven days. Walker comes...

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Monday May 23, 2016
Signing 5:00 Reading 6:00


The Rector $18.00
by Michael Hicks Thompson

Memphis, TN: Shepherd King Publishing (2016) Paperback. Signed.

If Solo, Mississippi, had any claim to fame in the 1950s, it was due to the small town’s proximity to notorious Parchman Farm Penitentiary. When the rector of Calvary Episcopal Church dies suddenly, most locals believe he had a heart attack. Martha McRae, widow and owner of the local newspaper and boarding house, disagrees. She knows the young rector was carrying on with Martha’s friend, Mary Magden Grater, wife of the wealthy...

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Thursday May 19, 2016
Signing: 5:00 Reading 5:30


Nitro Mountain $25
by Lee Clay Johnson

New York, NY: Knopf (2016) First Edition. Signed. As new in dust jacket.

Set in a bitterly benighted, mine-polluted corner of Virginia, Nitro Mountain follows a group of people bound together by alcohol, small-time crime, and music. There's Leon, a hapless bass player who can embroil himself in trouble just by getting out of bed in the morning. And his would-be girlfriend, Jennifer, who's living with Arnett, the town's most dangerous thug--and hoping Leon will help poison him. And there's Arnett himself, a psychopath for the ages...

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Wednesday May 18, 2016
Signing: 5:00 Reading 5:30


Mississippi Fiddle Tunes and Songs from the 1930s $40.00
by Harry Bolick

Jackson, MS: University Press of Mississippi (2016) Paperback. Signed.

While in the Mississippi State Archives tracking down Abbot Ferris's beautiful photographic portraits of musicians from 1939, author Harry Bolick discovered, to his amazement, a treasure trove of earlier fiddle tunes in manuscript form. Since then he has worked to understand how this collection came to exist and be set aside. With Stephen T. Austin, Bolick has transcribed the subsequent 1939 audio recordings...

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Tuesday May 17, 2016
Signing: 5:00 Reading 5:30


Short Mean Fiction $29.95
by William Dunlap

Oxford, MS: Nautilus (2016) First Edition. Signed. First Edition.

Like tales from the Old Testament, the stories in this debut work are mean, rampant with sex, violence, and death. Sure to be a hit with fans of flash fiction, as well as Dunlap’s huge base of followers in the art world, this sketchbook of words and pictures will endure...

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Thursday May 12, 2016
Signing: 5:00 Reading 5:30


Hold Still $18.99
by Sally Mann

New York, NY: Back Bay Books (2016) Paperback. Signed.

In this groundbreaking book, a unique interplay of narrative and image, Mann's preoccupation with family, race, mortality, and the storied landscape of the American South are revealed as almost genetically predetermined, written into her DNA by the family history that precedes her...

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Monday May 9, 2016
Signing: 5:00 Reading 5:30


The Sport of Kings $27.00
by C. E. Morgan

New York, NY: Farrar Straus & Giroux (2016) First Edition. Signed. As new in dust jacket.

Hellsmouth, a willful thoroughbred filly with the blood of Triple Crown winners flowing through her veins, has the legacy of the Forges riding on her. One of the oldest and proudest families in Kentucky, the Forge family is as mythic as the history of the South itself. Descended from one of the first settlers to brave the Gap, Henry Forge, through an act of naked ambition, is attempting to blaze a new path...

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Thursday May 5, 2016
Signing 5:00


The Redeemed: A Leap of Faith $20.95
by Merle Temple

Southern Literature Publishing (2016) Paperback. Signed.

For Michael Parker--former drug agent, corporate manager, and quixotic dragon slayer--all the things that go bump in the night, the monsters under the bed, and the nightmares that won't end become his inescapable tormentors in the final book in Merle Temple's trilogy. The gangs target Michael, the system tried to bury him, and the beasts come out of the shadows to gnaw at his marrow. Then, into the long, dark night of his soul...

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Wednesday May 4, 2016
Signing: 5:00 Reading 5:30


Julia Reed's South $50
by Julia Reed

New York, NY: Rizzoli (2016) First Edition. Signed. As new in dust jacket.

No one embodies the decadent spirit of throwing a great Southern party more than Julia Reed, the consummate hostess and go-to food and lifestyle expert. Thrown everywhere from lush gardens and gracious interior spaces to a Mississippi River sandbar, Julia Reed’s parties capture the celebratory nature of entertaining in her native South. Here, her informative and down-to-earth guide to giving an unforgettable party includes secrets she has collected over a lifetime of entertaining. For this book, she offers up a feast of options for holiday cocktails, spring lunches, formal dinners, and even a hunt breakfast. Twelve seasonal events feature delicious...

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Monday May 2, 2016
Signing: 5:00 Reading 5:30


Hanging Bridge $29.95
by Jason Morgan Ward

New York, NY: Oxford University Press (2016) First Edition. Signed. As new in dust jacket.

At the height of the civil rights movement in the 1960s, few civil rights workers ever set foot in Clarke County, Mississippi. Fewer still stuck around. Despite the call for equality that was sweeping the rest of the nation, Clarke's black minority seemed isolated from these trends. The county sat just south of Neshoba County, where white terrorists murdered three civil rights workers during 1964's Freedom Summer-squarely in what many activists considered...

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Saturday April 30, 2016
All Day Event!


Independent Bookstore Day

Celebrate independent bookstores by coming to Lemuria on Independent Bookstore Day!
We will have several of the exclusive IBD items for sale, including:


Raymie Nightingale by Kate DiCamillo
Exclusive numbered signed IBD Edition! [$16.99]

Literary Tea Towels
Featuring quotes by Anna Quindlen and David Mitchell [set of 2, $20.00]

The Care & Feeding of an Independent Bookstore by Ann Patchett
Each beautifully designed, saddle stitched booklet containing three instructive essays is SIGNED! [$6.00]

Draw Me!
A book of step-by-step instructions on how to draw characters like Mo Willems's Pigeon, Raina from Smile and Sisters, Curious George, Fly Guy, and many more! [$16.99]

Come see us on Saturday, April 30th!

Learn More at lemuriablog.com



Wednesday April 27, 2016
Signing/Event: 5:00


As Brave As You $16.99
by Jason Reynolds

New York, NY: Atheneum (2016) First Edition. Signed. As new in dust jacket.

When two brothers decide to prove how brave they are, everything backfires—literally—in this piercing middle grade novel by the winner of the Coretta Scott King – Johnson Steptoe Award.

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Tuesday April 26, 2016
Signing: 5:00 Reading 5:30


Confessions of an Undercover Agent $35
by Charlie Spillers

Jackson, MS: University Press of Mississippi (2016) First Edition. Signed. As new in dust jacket.

This true story of an undercover agent spans a decade of crime fighting and narrow escapes. Charlie Spillers dealt with a remarkable variety of career criminals, including heroin traffickers, safecrackers, burglars, auto thieves, and members of Mafia and Mexican drug smuggling operations. In this riveting tale, the author recounts fascinating experiences and the creative methods he used to succeed and survive in a difficult and sometimes extremely dangerous underworld life...

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Tuesday April 19, 2016
Signing: 5:00


The Civil War Siege of Jackson, Mississippi $21.99
by Jim Woodrick

Charleston, SC: History Press (2016) Paperback. Signed.

Even after a grueling forty-seven-day siege at Vicksburg, Ulysses S. Grant could not rest on his laurels. Just fifty miles away in Jackson, Confederate general Joseph E. Johnston and the "Army of Relief" still posed a threat to Grant's hard-won victory. General William Tecumseh Sherman...

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Monday April 18, 2016
Signing/Event: 5:00


The Wild Robot $16.99
by Peter Brown

New York, NY: Little Brown (2016) First Edition. Signed. As new in dust jacket.

When robot Roz opens her eyes for the first time, she discovers that she is alone on a remote, wild island. Why is she there? Where did she come from? And, most important, how will she survive in her harsh surroundings? Roz's only hope is to learn from the island's hostile animal inhabitants. When she tries to care for an orphaned gosling, the other animals finally decide to help, and the island starts to feel like home. Until one day, the robot's mysterious past comes back to haunt her...

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Friday April 15, 2016
Signing/Event: 5:00


Ollie's Odyssey $17.99
by William Joyce

New York, NY: Atheneum (2016) First Edition. Signed. As new in dust jacket.

Can a beloved but lost stuffed rabbit save himself and other Losts from becoming the most feared designation of all: The Forgotten? Find out in this epic quest from the author of The Guardians series and the creative force behindThe Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore. Oswald is a favorite. Of all the toys in Billy’s home, the stuffed rabbit takes top rank: everywhere Billy goes, so goes Oz. But being a favorite is more than a privilege—it’s also fraught with danger. Because of...

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Wednesday April 13, 2016
Reading and Signing 6:00 at Bellwether Church


Dead Wake $16
by Erik Larson

New York, NY: Broadway Books (2016) Paperback

On May 1, 1915, with WWI entering its tenth month, a luxury ocean liner as richly appointed as an English country house sailed out of New York, bound for Liverpool, carrying a record number of children and infants. The passengers were surprisingly at ease, even though Germany had declared the seas around Britain to be a war zone. For months, German U-boats had brought terror to the North Atlantic. But the Lusitania was one of the era’s great transatlantic “greyhounds”—the fastest liner then in service—and her captain, William Thomas Turner, placed tremendous faith in the gentlemanly strictures of warfare that for a century had kept civilian ships safe from attack...

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Thursday April 7, 2016
Signing: 5:00 Reading 6:30 - at Fondren's First Thursday!


My Sunshine Away $16
by M.O. Walsh

New York, NY: GP Putnam's Sons (2016) Paperback

My Sunshine Away unfolds in a Baton Rouge neighborhood best known for cookouts on sweltering summer afternoons, cauldrons of spicy crawfish, and passionate football fandom. But in the summer of 1989, when fifteen-year-old Lindy Simpson—free spirit, track star, and belle of the block—experiences a horrible crime late one evening near her home, it becomes apparent that this idyllic stretch of Southern suburbia has a dark side, too...

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Tuesday April 5, 2016
Signing: 5:00 Reading 5:30


Save Room for Pie $26
by Roy Blount Jr

New York, NY: Sarah Crichton Books (2016) First Edition. Signed. As new in dust jacket.

In Alphabet Juice and Alphabetter Juice, Roy Blount Jr. put a humorous and genre-defying spin on the English language. Now, with the same wit and charm, he tackles a topic just as rich and fundamental: food. As a lifelong eater, Blount and food always got along easy--he didn't have to think, he just ate. But food doesn't exist in a vacuum; there's the global climate and the global economy to consider, not to mention Blount's chronic sinusitis, which constricts his sense of smell, and consequently his taste buds. So while he's always frowned on eating with an ulterior motive, times have changed.Save Room for Pie grapples with these and other food-related questions in...

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Thursday March 24, 2016
Signing: 5:00 Reading 5:30


Poems: New and Selected $24.99
by Ron Rash

New York, NY: ecco (2016) First Edition. Signed. As new in dust jacket.

A collection of haunting lyricism that evokes the beauty and hardship of the rural South, by a revered American master of letters—the award-winning, bestselling author of the novels Serena, Something Rich and Strange, and Above the Waterfall...

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Wednesday March 16, 2016
Signing: 5:00 Reading 5:30


Work Like Any Other $25
by Virginia Reeves

New York, NY: Scribner (2016) First Edition. Signed. As new in dust jacket.

In this astonishingly accomplished, morally complicated, “exceptional and starkly beautiful debut” (Kevin Powers, National Book Award–nominated author ofThe Yellow Birds), a prideful electrician in 1920s rural Alabama struggles to overcome past sins and find peace after being sent to prison for manslaughter. Roscoe T Martin set his sights on a new type of power spreading at the start of the twentieth century: electricity. It became his training...

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Wednesday March 16, 2016
Story Time: 3:30


A Sick Day for Amos McGee $18.99
by Philip and Erin Stead

New York, NY: Roaring Brook (2010) First Edition. Signed. As new in dust jacket.

The Caldecott Medal Winning Team behind A Sick Day For Amos McGee will be hosting a story time at Lemuria's DotCom building. Author and illustrator duo Erin and Philip Stead are the creative forces behind picture books such as A Sick Day For Amos McGee, Bear Has A Story To Tell, Lenny and Lucy, among many more. We hope to see you there!

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Tuesday March 15, 2016
Signing: 5:00 Reading 5:30


Sandy and Wayne $14.99
by Steve Yates

Seattle, WA: Dock Street Press (2016) First Edition. Signed. Paperback.

In Sandy and Wayne, Steve Yates reveals his talents in this gorgeous sweep of prose. Arranging his characters intimately against the vast Ozark Mountains, Yates moves flawlessly between the lives of Sandy Coker and Wayne Sheridan to the road crews reshaping the land. From their harbored ambitions to the secret that threatens to pull their lost hearts apart, this beautifully written novella tells a story of worlds colliding, of truths and consequences...

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Thursday March 10, 2016
Signing: 5:00 Reading 5:30


Willie: The Life of Willie Morris $20
by Teresa Nicholas

Jackson, MS: University Press of Mississippi (2016) First Edition. Signed. As new in dust jacket.

In 2000, readers voted Willie Morris (1934-1999) Mississippi's favorite nonfiction author of the millennium. After conducting over fifty interviews and combing through over eighty boxes of papers in the archives at the University of Mississippi, many of which had never been seen before by researchers, Teresa Nicholas provides new perspectives on a Mississippi writer and editor who changed journalism and redefined what being southern could mean. More than...

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Tuesday March 8, 2016
Signing: 5:00 Reading 5:30


The Peter Bay $24.95
by Randy Pierce

Brandon, MS: Dogwood Press (2016) First Edition. Signed. As new in dust jacket.

Three years after returning to his hometown of Leakesville, Mississippi, to speak at the funeral of childhood friend Brandon Smallwood, Grant Hicks is again asked home, this time by a retiring judge who says that a man accused of capital murder might be innocent. Grant, now married and a managing partner of his law firm in Atlanta, insists he is a civil litigator and would not know how to handle a criminal case. But when...

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Monday March 7, 2016 at the Welty House
Signing: 5:00 Reading 5:30


For a Little While $28
by Rick Bass

New York, NY: Little Brown (2016) First Edition. Signed. As new in dust jacket.

Rick Bass is unparalleled in his ability to evoke the enduring verities of the human heart amid astonishing portraits of wilderness both within and without. In his world we encounter larger-than-life characters--a couple that escapes from a sudden blizzard by traversing a frozen lake beneath the ice, or a young boxer who flees from a charging horse as a means of training for bar fights--each attempting to triumph against fate and time, in rugged landscapes that both save and destroy...

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Wednesday March 2, 2016
Signing: 5:00 Reading 5:30


My Father, the Pornographer $26
by Chris Offutt

New York, NY: Atria Books (2016) First Edition. Signed. As new in dust jacket.

After inheriting 400 novels of pornography written by his father in the 1970s and ‘80s, critically acclaimed author Chris Offutt sets out to make sense of a complicated father-son relationship in this carefully observed, beautifully written memoir. “Clearing Dad’s office felt like prospecting within his brain. As I sorted, like an archaeologist, backward through time, I saw a remarkable mind at work, a life lived on its own terms.” When Andrew Offutt died, his son, Chris, inherited a desk, a rifle, and 1800 pounds of porn. Andrew had been considered the “king of twentieth century smut,” a career that began as a strategy to pay for his son’s orthodontic needs and soon took on a life of its own, peaking during...

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Thursday February 25, 2016
Signing: 5:00 Reading 5:30


Lines Were Drawn $35
by Teena Horn - Alan Huffman - John Griffin Jones

Jackson, MS: University Press of Mississippi (2016) First Edition. Signed. As new in dust jacket.

Lines Were Drawn looks at a group of Mississippi teenagers whose entire high school experience, beginning in 1969, was under federal court-ordered racial integration. Through oral histories and other research, this group memoir considers how the students, despite their markedly different backgrounds, shared a common experience that greatly influences their present interactions and views of the world--sometimes in surprising ways. The book is also an exploration of memory and the ways in which the same event can be remembered in very different ways by the participants...

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Thursday February 18, 2016
Signing: 5:00 Reading 5:30


Born of Conviction $35
by Joseph T. Reiff

New York, NY: Oxford University Press (2016) First Edition. Signed. As new in dust jacket.

Part of the dominant narrative of Mississippi during the Civil Rights Era focuses on white citizens, the white church, and their intense resistance to change. Signed by twenty-eight white pastors of the Methodist Mississippi Annual conference and published in the Mississippi Methodist Advocate on January 2, 1963, the "Born of Conviction" statement offered an alternative witness to the segregationist party line by calling for freedom of the pulpit and reminding readers of the Methodist Discipline's claim that the teachings of Jesus "[permit] no discrimination because of race, color, or creed". The twenty-eight pastors...

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Wednesday February 17, 2016
Signing: 5:00 Reading 5:30


Revelation $26
by Dennis Covington

New York, NY: Little Brown (2016) First Edition. Signed. As new in dust jacket.

Acclaimed author Dennis Covington examines the nature of faith, "the substance of things hoped for along borders where cultures and religions collide." If religious belief is, as Christopher Hitchens argues, the cause of wars and genocide, then is faith the cure? Traveling to countries that have unsettled borders and religious strife in common...

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Tuesday February 16, 2016
Signing: 5:00 Reading 5:30


Free Men $26.99
by Katy Simpson Smith

New York, NY: Harper (2016) First Edition. Signed. As new in dust jacket.

From the author of the highly acclaimed The Story of Land and Sea comes a captivating novel, set in the late eighteenth-century American South, that follows a singular group of companions—an escaped slave, a white orphan, and a Creek Indian—who are being tracked down for murder. In 1788, three men converge in the southern woods of what is now Alabama. Cat, an emotionally scarred white man from South Carolina, is on the run after abandoning his home. Bob is a talkative black man fleeing slavery on a Pensacola sugar plantation, Istillicha, edged out of his Creek town’s leadership, is bound by honor to seek retribution...

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Saturday February 13, 2016
Signing: 1:00


Crisis Point $28
by Trent Lott

New York, NY: Bloomsbury Publishing (2016) First Edition. Signed. As new in dust jacket.

Tom Daschle and Trent Lott are two of the most prominent senators of recent time. Both served in their respective parties' leadership positions from the 1990s into the current century, and they have almost sixty years of service between them. Their congressional tenure saw the Reagan tax cuts, a deadlocked Senate, the Clinton impeachment, 9/11, and the Iraq War. Despite the tumultuous times, and despite their very real ideological differences...

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Saturday February 13, 2016
Signing: 11:00


Dispatches from Pluto $16
by Richard Grant

New York, NY: Simon and Schuster (2016) Paperback. Signed.

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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Friday February 12, 2016
Signing 5:00


Saleta's Secrets $15.95
by Lottie Brent Boggan

Paperback

"Are you afraid?" the noted author and writing instructor, Saleta Pelham-Parker asks Mary Clyde Webster, a naive southern lady whose past makes her easy prey for a femme fatal. It’s a shame Mary Clyde doesn't have a crystal ball. Already burdened by memories of her college roommate's murder and her own troubled history she might have given a different answer than, "No." With friends like Saleta, Mary Clyde doesn't need enemies as she learns when she allows...

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Thursday January 28, 2016
Signing: 3:00


Frankencrayon $17.99
by Michael Hall

New York, NY: Crown Publishing (2016) First Edition. Signed. As new in dust jacket.

When scribbles on their pages force the crayons to cancel their thrilling retelling of Frankencrayon, the crayons playing the title role think of a creative solution....

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Wednesday January 27, 2016
Reading/Talk 5:30 - Signing to follow - at Millsaps College


In a Different Key: The Story of Autism $30
by John Donvan and Caren Zucker

New York, NY: Crown Publishing (2016) First Edition. Signed. As new in dust jacket.

Nearly seventy-five years ago, Donald Triplett of Forest, Mississippi became the first child diagnosed with autism. This book tells the extraordinary story of the world his diagnosis created. It is a riveting human drama that takes us across continents, and through some of the great social movements of the twentieth century. The history of autism is, above all, the story of families fighting for a place in the world for their children. It is the story of women like Ruth Sullivan, who rebelled against a medical establishment that blamed “refrigerator mothers” for causing autism; of fathers who pushed scientists to dig harder for treatments; of parents who forced public schools to accept their children. But many others played starring roles too: doctors, like Leo Kanner, who pioneered our understanding of autism; scientists who sparred over how to treat autism; and those with autism, like Temple Grandin and Ari Ne’eman, who explained their inner worlds and...

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Tuesday January 26, 2016
Signing: 5:00 Reading 5:30


Sophia $15.95
by Michael Bible

New York, NY: Melville House (2016) Paperback

Reverend Maloney isn’t the world’s greatest spiritual advisor. He drinks gin out of his coffee cup and has sex dreams about the Holy Ghost. His best friend Eli isn’t perfect either, but he’s a chess genius, so Maloney sees an opportunity in traveling around the country so Eli can win major chess tournament after chess tournament (while Maloney pockets Eli’s winnings)...

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Thursday January 21, 2016
Signing: 5:00 Reading 5:30


Only Love Can Break Your Heart $25.95
by Ed Tarkington

Chapel Hill, NC: Algonquin Books (2016) First Edition. Signed. As new in dust jacket.

It's 1977, and eight-year-old Rocky worships his older brother, Paul, who is happy to have his younger brother as his sidekick, until one day, Paul disappears. When, seven years later, a mysterious double murder brings terror and suspicion to Rocky's small town, Rocky and his family must reckon with the past and find out how much forgiveness their hearts can hold...

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