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Saturday, December 9, 2017
11:00 a.m. signing with Angie Thomas


The Hate U Give $17.99
by Angie Thomas

New York, NY: Balzer + Bray (2017). Hardcover. Signed.

The Hate U Give is a groundbreaking, thought-provoking debut novel inspired by the Black Lives Matter movement, about a teen girl who is the only witness to her friend’s fatal shooting by a police officer. Sixteen-year-old Starr Carter moves between two worlds: the poor black neighborhood where she lives and the fancy suburban prep school she attends. The uneasy balance between these worlds is shattered when Starr witnesses the fatal shooting of her childhood best friend, Khalil, at the hands of a police officer. Khalil was unarmed...

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1:00 p.m. signing with Jackie Warren Tatum


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...

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3:00 p.m. signing with Len Melvin


The Last Quarterback $19.95
by Len Melvin

Hattiesburg, MS: Len Melvin (2017). Paperback. Signed.

A small-town lawyer, his mysterious girlfriend Nicki, and a preacher have one simple thing in common—a missing quarter. But for attorney Wesley Williams, the return of the quarter is only a small part of his problems. An exploding train kills Wesley’s friend, and he is determined to find the culprit, even if it means taking on the Klan. With the help of Nicki, Wesley finds himself mired in crime, church politics, conspiracies, scandals and a domestic terrorism plot...

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Signing 5:00 | Reading 5:30


Code Girls $28.00
by Liza Mundy

New York, NY: Hachette Books (2017). Hardcover. Signed.

Recruited by the U.S. Army and Navy from small towns and elite colleges, more than ten thousand women served as code breakers during World War II. While their brothers and boyfriends took up arms, these women moved to Washington and learned the meticulous work of code-breaking. Their efforts shortened the war, saved countless lives, and gave them access to careers previously denied to them. A strict vow of secrecy nearly erased their efforts from history; now, through dazzling research and interviews...

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Friday, December 8, 2017
Signing 3:00


Book Club Babies $15.00
by Ashton Lee

New York, NY: Kensington (2017). Paperback. Signed.

In the colorful small town of Cherico, Mississippi, librarian Maura Beth McShay is preparing for an exciting new installment in her own life story—with some help from the Cherry Cola Book Club. Overseeing the opening of Cherico’s new library has been a labor of love for Maura Beth McShay, made extra challenging by the fact that she and Jeremy are expecting their first child. And there’s another plot twist on the horizon: Jeremy’s sister, Elise, has taken a sabbatical to have a baby and will be staying in Cherico during her pregnancy...

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Thursday, December 7, 2017
Signing 5:00


Oxford, Mississippi: The Cofield Collection $44.95
by John Cofield

Oxford, MS: Cofield Press (2017). First edition. Signed. As new in dust jacket.

"Even if you have never been to Oxford, Mississippi, you'll enjoy the universal appeal of the people and stories published herein. More importantly, this is a book about Oxford that those of us who know it well will deeply appreciate, for the Cofields have brought to life - lovingly and artfully, in pictures and in words - a generous glimpse of Oxford's unique history and character." - Richard Howorth

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Tuesday, December 5, 2017
Event 5:00


The Southern Foodways Alliance Guide to Cocktails $29.95
by Sara Camp Milam

Athens, GA: University of Georgia Press (2017). Hardcover. Signed.

The South’s relationship with drinking is complicated. Although religious and legal mandates discourage the sale and consumption of alcohol, the region has a robust drinking culture. As the home of NASCAR, a sport that arose from the high-speed antics of bootleggers, and Tennessee Williams, a man notorious for both his literary genius and his propensity to imbibe, the Bible Belt has a booze-soaked background. In the recipes and essays in The Southern Foodways Alliance Guide to Cocktails...

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Sunday, December 3, 2017
Signing 11:30


Fannye Cook: Mississippi's Pioneering Conservationist $20.00
by Dorothy Shawhan
event with Marion Barnwell and Libby Hartfield

Jackson, MS: University Press of Mississippi (2017). Hardcover. Signed.

Conservationist Fannye Cook (1889-1964) was the most widely known scientist in Mississippi and was nationally known as the go-to person for biological information or wildlife specimens from the state. This biography celebrates the environmentalist instrumental in the creation of the Mississippi Game and Fish Commission (now called the Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks) and the Mississippi Museum of Natural Science...

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Friday, December 1, 2017
Picture Book Event | Signing & Story Time 3:00


The 12 Days of Christmas $16.99
by Greg Pizzoli

New York, NY: Disney-Hyperion (2017). First Edition. Signed. As new in dust jacket.

Two-time Geisel-Award winning author Greg Pizzoli's first Christmas book follows a festive elephant family that despairs as the gifts pile up in their house. Not even elephants really need 12 drumming drummers! Elephant is delighted to get a gift, but as the twelve days of Christmas continue, presents pile higher and higher! A partridge in a pear tree? Cute! But soon, her dad despairs...

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Thursday, November 30, 2017
Signing 5:00 | Reading 5:30


Sanctuaries of Segregation: The Story of the Jackson Church Visit Campaign $28.00
by Carter Dalton Lyon

Jackson, MS: University Press of Mississippi (2017). Paperback. Signed.

Sanctuaries of Segregation provides the first comprehensive analysis of the Jackson, Mississippi, church visit campaign of 1963–1964 and the efforts by segregationists to protect one of their last refuges. For ten months, integrated groups of ministers and laypeople attempted to attend Sunday worship services at all-white Protestant and Catholic churches in the state’s capital city. While the church visit was a common tactic of activists in the early 1960s...

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Wednesday, November 29, 2017
Signing 5:00 | Reading 5:30


Growing Weeders Into Leaders $16.95
by Jeff McManus

New York, NY: Morgan James (2017). Paperback. Signed.

An inspiring look into the practices that cultivate greatness from the ground up. Aristotle and Nike got it right – GREATNESS is what we humans DO – when given the challenge, the encouragement, the environment, and the opportunity. At some point in this postmodern life, individual greatness has lost its appeal for many of us. It has been commodified and relegated to those who are measured by shortest/longest times, impressive distances, highest heights...

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Saturday, November 25, 2017
Middle Grade Event | Signing & Reading 11:00


Goldeline $16.99
by Jimmy Cajoleas

New York, NY: HarperCollins (2017). First Edition. Signed. As new in dust jacket.

In this gorgeously written middle grade debut reminiscent of the work of David Almond and The Thickety, a young girl embarks on an unforgettable journey through a Southern-infused fairy-tale forest filled with dark and wondrous magic. In the wild, free woods of the Hinterlands, where magic is as real as stories are, there lives a girl named Goldeline. Goldeline has hair as white as summer snow and gold-flecked eyes, and she travels from camp to camp with Gruff and his bandits...

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Friday, November 24, 2017
Signing 1:00


Journey of a Cotton Blossom $24.99
by J. C. Villegas

Dallas, TX: Brown Books Publishing (2016). Hardcover. Signed.

Born amid the bigotry of the Deep South, mixed-race Joseph is a slave in all but name. Separated from his mother at birth, he yearns to run away from his loveless home and find her. It's a journey that will take him from plantation to plantation and hardship to hardship, yielding joy, sorrow, and love along the way. Years later, Joseph's son, Isaiah, faces his own journey: coming to terms with his homosexuality. But society is still slow to accept change...

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Friday, November 24, 2017
Signing 10:00


Desperation Road $26.00
by Michael Farris Smith

New York, NY: Lee Boudreaux Books (2017). First Edition. Signed. As new in dust jacket.

In the vein of Daniel Woodrell's Winter's Bone and the works of Ron Rash, a novel set in a tough-and-tumble Mississippi town where drugs, whiskey, guns, and the desire for revenge violently intersect. For eleven years the clock has been ticking for Russell Gaines as he sits in Parchman Penitentiary in the Mississippi Delta. His sentence is now up, and he believes his debt has been paid. But when he returns home, he soon discovers that revenge lives and breathes all around him. On the same day that Russell is released from prison, a woman named Maben and her young daughter trudge...

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Thursday, November 16, 2017
Signing 5:00 | Reading 5:30


Paris in the Present Tense $28.95
by Mark Helprin

New York, NY: The Overlook Press (2017). First Edition. Signed. As new in dust jacket.

The magnificent new novel by the gifted, singular #1 New York Times bestselling author of Winter’s Tale and A Soldier of the Great War. Mark Helprin’s powerful, rapturous new novel is set in a present-day Paris caught between violent unrest and its well-known, inescapable glories. Seventy-four-year-old Jules Lacour—a maître at Paris-Sorbonne, cellist, widower, veteran of the war in Algeria, and child of the Holocaust—must find a balance between his strong obligations to the past and the attractions and beauties of life and love in the present...

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Wednesday, November 15, 2017
Signing 5:00 | Reading 5:30


Goat Castle: A True Story of Murder, Race, and the Gothic South $26.00
by Karen L. Cox

Chapel Hill, NC: University of North Carolina Press (2017). Hardback. Signed. As new in dust jacket.

In 1932, the city of Natchez, Mississippi, reckoned with an unexpected influx of journalists and tourists as the lurid story of a local murder was splashed across headlines nationwide. Two eccentrics, Richard Dana and Octavia Dockery—known in the press as the "Wild Man" and the "Goat Woman"—enlisted an African American man named George Pearls to rob their reclusive neighbor, Jennie Merrill, at her estate. During the attempted robbery, Merrill was shot and killed. The crime drew national coverage when...

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Tuesday, November 14, 2017
Signing 5:00 | Reading 5:30


Adelicia $35.00
by Joyce Blaylock

Hardcover. Signed.

Adelicia is historical fiction, based on the life of Adelicia Hayes Franklin Acklen Cheatam, who after the death of her first husband in 1846, became the wealthiest woman in Tennessee. Adelicia and her second husband built the Belmont Mansion as a summer home. Adelicia, a woman of culture and breeding and great determination, finds her quest a noble truth, a conviction that throughout her life allows her grasp to remain unwavering for what is beyond. However, her heart lies...

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Monday, November 13, 2017
Signing 5:00 | Reading 5:30


Reckoning with Race: America's Failure $27.99
by Gene Dattel

New York, NY: Encounter (2017). First Edition. Signed. As new in dust jacket.

From the author of Cotton and Race in the Making of America, this balanced, original history of sheds new light on racial issues from from nineteenth century cotton fields to present day ghettos. Reckoning with Race confronts America's most intractable problem—race. The book outlines in a provocative, novel manner American racial issues from the beginning of the nineteenth century to the present. It explodes myths about the South as America's exclusive racial scapegoat. The book moves to the Great Migration north and the urban ghettos which still plague America...

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Friday, November 10, 2017
Signing 5:00 | Reading 5:30


Falsely Accused $19.99
by Vincent Mack

Jackson, MS: Kings of Judah (2016). Paperback. Signed.

God will provide for those who grieve in the world to bestow on them a crown of beauty instead of ashes, the oil of joy instead of mourning, and a garment of praise instead of despair, and they will be called oaks of righteousness, a planting of the Lord for the display of his splendor...

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Thursday, November 9, 2017
Signing 5:00 | Reading 5:30


Heating & Cooling: 52 Micro-Memoirs $22.95
by Beth Ann Fennelly

New York, NY: W. W. Norton (2017). First edition. Signed. As new in dust jacket.

The 52 micro-memoirs in genre-defying Heating & Cooling offer bright glimpses into a richly lived life, combining the compression of poetry with the truth-telling of nonfiction into one heartfelt, celebratory book. Ranging from childhood recollections to quirky cultural observations, these micro-memoirs build on one another to arrive at a portrait of Beth Ann Fennelly as a wife, mother, writer, and deeply original observer of life’s challenges and joys...

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Wednesday, November 8, 2017
Signing 5:00 | Reading 5:30


Jim Carmody, Big Nasty: Mississippi’s Coach $24.95
by Ronald F. Borne
event with Jim Carmody and Rick Cleveland

Oxford, MS: Nautilus (2017). Hardcover. Signed.

The life and times of one of Mississippi’s greatest coaches, Jim Carmody. The book covers a 50-year coaching career, including beating Bear Bryant in his last season as a coach, starting Reggie Collier as a quarterback, and reluctantly signing Brett Favre as a linebacker at Southern Mississippi. This book, the third by beloved Ole Miss professor Ron Borne, was completed three days before his death...

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Tuesday, November 7, 2017
Signing 5:00


A Mississippi Palate $39.95
by Robert St. John, illustrated by Wyatt Waters

Hattiesburg, MS: Different Drummer Publishing (2017). First edition. Signed. As new in dust jacket.

Chef, restaurateur, and author Robert St. John and watercolorist Wyatt Waters are pleased to introduce their latest collaboration, a hardback book entitled A Mississippi Palate: Heritage Cuisine and Watercolors of Home. The book marks the fourth partnership between the two notable Mississippians. A Mississippi Palate delivers 105 recipes, each with a Mississippi connection. Readers will enjoy delving into these recipes for delicious favorites from the Hill Country to the Gulf Coast...

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Monday, November 6, 2017
Middle Grade Event | Signing & Reading 5:00


The Doldrums and the Helmsley Curse $17.99
by Nicholas Gannon

New York, NY: Greenwillow Books (2017). First Edition. Signed. As new in dust jacket.

The stand-alone sequel to The Doldrums, which the New York Times called “a dreamy charmer of a book,” is a second tour-de-force by author-illustrator Nicholas Gannon brimming with the spirit of exploration and celebrating the bond of friendship. Gorgeously realized with Gannon’s distinctive full-color art. In the sequel to the Indies Next and Indies Introduce pick The Doldrums, Archer Helmsley’s grandparents...

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Monday, November 6, 2017
Signing 5:00 | Reading 5:30


Rowan Oak: A History of the William Faulkner Home $17.95/$49.95
by Sally Stone Trotter
event with Cham and Ike Trotter

Oxford, MS: Nautilus (2017). Paperback. Signed.

A little-known history of both families and the home Faulkner loved and named Rowan Oak. In 1930, Will and Sallie Bryant deeded and financed the family home—The Bailey Place—in Oxford, Mississippi to William Faulkner. Sally Stone Trotter, Will and Sallie’s granddaughter, writes a little-known history of both families and the home Faulkner loved and named Rowan Oak. Referencing fifty, never-before-published letters from Faulkner to her grandparents...

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Saturday, November 4, 2017
Signing & Reading 1:00


Two Kinds of Truth $29.00
by Michael Connelly

New York, NY: Little, Brown (2017). First Edition. Signed. As new in dust jacket.

Harry Bosch is back as a volunteer working cold cases for the San Fernando Police Department and is called out to a local drug store where a young pharmacist has been murdered. Bosch and the town's 3-person detective squad sift through the clues, which lead into the dangerous, big business world of pill mills and prescription drug abuse. Meanwhile, an old case from Bosch's LAPD days comes back to haunt him when a long-imprisoned killer claims Harry framed him...

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Friday, November 3, 2017
Signing 5:00 | Reading 5:30


Sticky Fingers $29.95
by Joe Hagan

New York, NY: Knopf (2017). First edition. Signed. As new in dust jacket.

The first and only biography of Jann Wenner, the iconic founder of Rolling Stone magazine, and a romp through the hothouses of rock and roll, politics, media, and Hollywood, from the Summer of Love to the Internet age. Lennon. Dylan. Jagger. Belushi. Leibovitz. The story of Jann Wenner, Rolling Stone’s founder, editor, and publisher, is an insider’s trip through the backstages of storied concert venues, rock-star hotel rooms, and the political ups and downs of the latter half of the Twentieth Century, right up through the digital age: connecting the counterculture of Haight Ashbury to the “straight world”...

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Thursday, November 2, 2017
Signing 5:00 | Reading 5:30


Ranger Games $28.95
by Ben Blum

New York, NY: Doubleday (2017). First edition. Signed. As new in dust jacket.

Intricate, heartrending, and morally urgent, Ranger Games is a crime story like no other. Alex Blum was a good kid, a popular high school hockey star from a tight-knit Colorado family. He had one goal in life: endure a brutally difficult selection program, become a U.S. Army Ranger, and fight terrorists for his country. He poured everything into achieving his dream...

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Wednesday, November 1, 2017
Signing 5:00 | Reading 5:30


Live from the Mississippi Delta $45.00
by Panny Flautt Mayfield

Jackson, MS: University Press of Mississippi (2017). Hardcover. Signed.

Live from the Mississippi Delta showcases a rare collection of photographs and stories about musicians from Robert Plant, B. B. King, and ZZ Top to local guitarists playing gigs on the weekend. Panny Flautt Mayfield, a lifelong Delta resident from Tutwiler and an award-winning journalist, documents multiple decades of blues and gospel music in her native land. Her first book collects over two hundred black-and-white and color photographs from a long career of photographing live music...

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Monday, October 30, 2017
Signing 5:00 | Reading 5:30


The Purloining of Prince Oleomargarine $24.99
by Mark Twain and Philip Stead

New York, NY: Doubleday (2017). First Edition. Signed. As new in dust jacket.

A never-before-published, previously unfinished Mark Twain children’s story is brought to life by Philip and Erin Stead, creators of the Caldecott Medal-winning A Sick Day for Amos McGee. In a hotel in Paris one evening in 1879, Mark Twain sat with his young daughters, who begged their father for a story. Twain began telling them the tale of Johnny, a poor boy in possession of some magical seeds. Later, Twain would jot down some rough notes about the story, but the tale was left unfinished...until now...

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Saturday, October 28, 2017
Signing 1:00-3:00


Magnolia Storms $15.00
by Janet W. Ferguson

Southern Sun Press (2017). Paperback. Signed.

Maggie Marovich couldn’t save her father or her home from Hurricane Katrina, but she’s dedicated her life to meteorology so she can warn others when the monster storms approach. Except...she works three hours inland and rarely risks returning to her childhood hometown of Ocean Springs, Mississippi. Both her single-parent sister and the ship pilot Maggie once loved refused to leave the Coast, despite Maggie’s requests. Now a hurricane’s headed toward Mississippi...

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Thursday, October 26, 2017
Signing 5:00 | Reading 5:30


The Personal Memoirs of Ulysses S. Grant: The Complete Annotated Edition $39.95
edited by John F. Marszalek, with David S. Nolen and Louie P. Gallo

Cambridge, MA: Belknap Press (2017). Hardback. Signed. As new in dust jacket.

This is the first complete annotated edition of Grant’s memoirs, fully representing the great military leader’s thoughts on his life and times through the end of the Civil War—including the antebellum era and the Mexican War—and his invaluable perspective on battlefield decision making. An introduction contextualizes Grant’s life and significance...

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Wednesday, October 25, 2017
Signing 5:00 | Reading 5:30


The Floating World $26.95
by C. Morgan Babst

Chapel Hill, NC: Algonquin (2017). First Edition. Signed. As new in dust jacket.

A dazzling debut about family, home, and grief, The Floating World takes readers into the heart of Hurricane Katrina with the story of the Boisdorés, whose roots stretch back nearly to the foundation of New Orleans. Though the storm is fast approaching the Louisiana coast, Cora, the family’s fragile elder daughter, refuses to leave the city, forcing her parents, Joe Boisdoré, an artist descended from a freed slave who became one of the city’s preeminent furniture makers...

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Monday, October 23, 2017
Signing 5:00 | Reading 5:30


Racing Back to Vietnam: A Journey in War and Peace $22.00
by John Pendergrass

New York, NY: Hatherleigh Press (2017). First Edition. Signed. As new in dust jacket.

In 1971, United Air Force flight surgeon John Pendergrass spent much of his time in the backseat of an F-4 Phantom, racing across the skies of Vietnam. Forty-five years later, he boards an altogether different type of aircraft and heads back to Vietnam for an altogether different kind of race—an IRONMAN® triathlon. A veteran of IRONMAN triathlons on six continents, Racing Back to Vietnam follows John’s year in combat and his return to Vietnam...

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Friday, October 20, 2017
Signing 5:00 | Reading 5:30


Jenkins of Mexico: How a Southern Farm Boy Became a Mexican Magnate $34.95
by Andrew Paxman

New York, NY: Oxford University Press (2017). Hardback. Signed. As new in dust jacket.

In the city of Puebla there lived an American who made himself into the richest man in Mexico. Driven by a steely desire to prove himself-first to his wife's family, then to Mexican elites-William O. Jenkins rose from humble origins in Tennessee to build a business empire in a country energized by industrialization and revolutionary change. In Jenkins of Mexico, Andrew Paxman presents the first biography of this larger-than-life personality...

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Tuesday, October 17, 2017
Signing 5:00 | Reading 5:30


The Long Haul: A Trucker's Tales of Life on the Road $26.95
by Finn Murphy

New York, NY: W. W. Norton (2017). First edition. Signed. As new in dust jacket.

More than thirty years ago, Finn Murphy dropped out of college to become a long-haul trucker. Since then he’s covered more than a million miles packing, loading, and hauling people’s belongings all over America. Known by his trucker handle as U-Turn, he spends his days (and many of his nights) in a 53-foot eighteen-wheeler he calls Cassidy...

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Friday, October 13, 2017
Signing 5:00 | Reading 5:30


Beyond the Crossroads: The Devil and the Blues Tradition $29.95
by Adam Gussow

Chapel Hill, NC: University of North Carolina Press (2017). Paperback. Signed. As new in dust jacket.

The devil is the most charismatic and important figure in the blues tradition. He's not just the music's namesake ("the devil's music"), but a shadowy presence who haunts an imagined Mississippi crossroads where, it is claimed, Delta bluesman Robert Johnson traded away his soul in exchange for extraordinary prowess on the guitar. Yet, as scholar and musician Adam Gussow argues, there is much more to the story of the devil and the blues than these cliched understandings...

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Tuesday, October 10, 2017
Event at the Eudora Welty House
Signing 5:00 | Reading 5:30


Manhattan Beach $28.00
by Jennifer Egan

New York, NY: Scribner (2017). First Edition. Signed. As new in dust jacket.

The long-awaited, daring, and magnificent novel from the Pulitzer Prize–winning author of A Visit from the Goon Squad. Manhattan Beach opens in Brooklyn during the Great Depression. Anna Kerrigan, nearly twelve years old, accompanies her father to the house of Dexter Styles, a man who, she gleans, is crucial to the survival of her father and her family...

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Friday, October 6, 2017
Event at Millsaps College
Signing 5:00 | Reading 5:30


Dinner at the Center of the Earth $26.95
by Nathan Englander

New York, NY: Knopf (2017). First Edition. Signed. As new in dust jacket.

The best work yet from the Pulitzer finalist and best-selling author of For the Relief of Unbearable Urges—a political thriller that unfolds in the highly charged territory of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and pivots on the complex relationship between a secret prisoner and his guard. A prisoner in a secret cell. The guard who has watched over him a dozen years...

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Wednesday, October 4, 2017
Signing 5:00 | Reading 5:30


Savage Country $26.95
by Robert Olmstead

Chapel Hill, NC: Algonquin (2017). First Edition. Signed. As new in dust jacket.

In September 1873, Elizabeth Coughlin, a widow bankrupted by her husband’s folly and death, embarks on a buffalo hunt with her estranged and mysterious brother-in-law, Michael. With no money, no family, no job or security, she hopes to salvage something of her former life and the lives of the hired men and their families who depend on her. The buffalo hunt that her husband had planned, she now realizes, was his last hope for saving their land...

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Tuesday, October 3, 2017
Kids Activities 4:30 | Trivia 5:30


Lemuria's Harry Potter Trivia Night is BACK!

4:30 p.m. - Kids activities begin
5:00 p.m. - Trivia sign-up begins
5:30 p.m. - Harry Potter TRIVIA!

  • Trivia participation is just $5.00!
  • Get in FREE by purchasing Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, illustrated edition!
  • FREE admission for children 10 and under!
  • No maximum team size!
  • 21+ get your first beer FREE for playing!
  • FREE snacks and beverages provided!

Questions? Please call 601-366-7619

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Monday, October 2, 2017
Picture Book Event | Signing & Story Time 3:30


Hand in Hand $17.99
by Rosemary Wells

New York, NY: Henry Holt (2016). Hardcover. As new in dust jacket.

The bond a parent and child share is special. In this sweet and heartfelt picture book, renowned author-illustrator Rosemary Wells celebrates all that parents do with and for their children from the very beginning: talking and walking, feeding and reading, playing and dreaming, and more. Spectacular art and a powerful message make this a perfect gift for Mother's Day...

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Friday, September 29, 2017
Middle Grade Event | Signing & Reading 5:00


The Explorer $16.99
by Katherine Rundell

New York, NY: Simon & Schuster (2017). First Edition. Signed. As new in dust jacket.

From Boston Globe–Horn Book Award winner Katherine Rundell comes an exciting new novel about a group of kids who must survive in the Amazon after their plane crashes. Fred, Con, Lila, and Max are on their way back to England from Manaus when the plane they’re on crashes and the pilot dies upon landing. For days they survive alone, until Fred finds a map that leads them to a ruined city, and to a secret...

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Wednesday, September 27, 2017
Signing 5:00 | Reading 5:30


Mojo Rising: Vol 1 - Masters of the Art $21.95
Mojo Rising: Vol 2 - Contemporary Writers
$21.95
editor/contributor James L. Dickerson

Jackson, MS: Sartoris (2017). Paperback. Signed.

"Mojo Rising: Volume 1 - Masters of the Art" includes stories by Nobel and Pulitzer Prize-winning author William Faulkner, Pulitzer Prize-winning author Eudora Welty, Pulitzer Prize-winning writer Tennessee Williams, Richard Wright (generally regarded as one of the top three African American writers in American history), noted Civil War historian and novelist Shelby Foote, author Willie Morris (legendary editor of Harper s Magazine in the 1960s, novelist, and journalist), American Book Award winner Ellen Gilchrist...
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"Mojo Rising: Volume 2 - Contemporary Writers" is a short story anthology that contains the work of some of the finest writers associated with the geographic region known as the Mojo Triangle (Mississippi, Memphis, New Orleans and Nashville). Included in this collection are stories written by New York Times bestselling author Ace Atkins, author of two dozen novels, including The Fallen; writer Sheree Renee Thomas is editor of the Dark Matter anthology...
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Tuesday, September 26, 2017
Signing 4:30 | Reading 5:30


Sing, Unburied, Sing $26.00
by Jesmyn Ward

New York, NY: Scribner (2017). First Edition. Signed. As new in dust jacket.

A searing and profound Southern odyssey by National Book Award–winner Jesmyn Ward. In Jesmyn Ward’s first novel since her National Book Award–winning Salvage the Bones, this singular American writer brings the archetypal road novel into rural twenty-first-century America. Drawing on Morrison and Faulkner, The Odyssey and the Old Testament,...

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Monday, September 25, 2017
Signing 5:00 | Reading 5:30


Goodnight, I Love You: A Widow's Awakening from Pain to Purpose $22.00
by Jene Ray Barranco

New York, NY: FaithWords (2017). First edition. Signed. As new in dust jacket.

In the wake of her husband's sudden and unexpected death, Jene Barranco writes a stunning book of brutal honesty about overwhelming grief, grappling with being a single mother to three grieving teenagers, and how she overcame the deafening silence she felt at the center of her relationship with God. Good Night, I Love You explores with raw and honest prose the author's journey as a widow and what she has learned about grief, marriage...

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Thursday, September 21, 2017
Signing 5:00 | Reading 5:30


We Believed We Were Immortal $29.95
by Kathleen Wickham

Oxford, MS: Yoknapatawpha Press (2017). First edition. Signed. As new in dust jacket.

On September 30, 1962, the nation was transfixed over the integration crisis at the University of Mississippi as James Meredith sought to become the first African-American to enroll in any public school in Mississippi. More than 300 reporters descended on the small town of Oxford. Before dawn a reporter would be murdered and 30,000 troops called in to quell a riot. Kathleen Wickham details the challenges faced by reporters to get their stories followed by the original reports they filed...

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Wednesday, September 20, 2017
Young Adult Event | Signing & Reading 5:00


EPIC READS!
Event with Kendare Blake, Katharine McGee, and Jessie Ann Foley

New York, NY: HarperCollins (2017).

So many YA books, so little time. Epic Reads invites readers of all ages to join a round-table where you’ll get to strike up conversation with authors - SO MANY AUTHORS! - who will gab about their books and other fan favorites. A purchase of any of the authors’ new books is required to participate (and you can bring books from home!). Small author dish sesh + killer YA books = a booklover’s dream, courtesy of Epic Reads.


Jessie Ann Foley presents Neighborhood Girls
Printz Honor winner Jessie Ann Foley, whose debut novel, The Carnival at Bray, was also a Morris Award finalist, is back with a candid coming-of-age story about a girl whose encounters with loss, broken friendships, and newfound faith leave her forever changed.

Katharine McGee presents The Dazzling Heights
The second book in the NEW YORK TIMES bestselling series that began with The Thousandth Floor by Katharine McGee. The sumptuous second book in the Thousandth Floor series has all the drama, romance and hidden secrets that landed the first book in this series at #2 on the NEW YORK TIMES bestseller list.

Kendare Blake presents One Dark Throne
Picking up where the New York Times bestselling fantasy novel Three Dark Crowns left off, One Dark Throne continues with higher stakes, jaw-dropping reveals, and an ending readers will never see coming. With the queens’ sixteenth birthday celebration on the horizon and the unforgettable events of the Quickening behind them, the sisters must reassess their strategic paths to the throne in light of what has happened.

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Tuesday, September 19, 2017
Signing 4:30 | Reading 5:30


Flim Flam $24.95
by Steve Robertson

Jackson, MS: Foxx House (2017). First Edition. Signed. As new in dust jacket.

The Story Flim Flam (borrowed from the famous Ole Miss “Hotty Toddy” cheer) is a real-life David and Goliath story where Steve Robertson, a Mississippi State football recruiting writer, found himself in the middle of the biggest NCAA scandal college football has seen in a generation, and likely the most flagrant instance of infractions since the SMU death penalty case Feb. 25, in 1987. The circumstances surrounding this case are larger-than-life...

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Monday, September 18, 2017
Signing 5:00 | Reading 5:30


The Hidden Light of Northern Fires $26.99
by Daren Wang

New York, NY: Thomas Dunne (2017). First Edition. Signed. As new in dust jacket.

"Splendid—a distinctive clear-eyed perspective on a fresh corner of The Civil War." Charles Frazier, author of Cold Mountain. A novel rooted in the remarkable, but little-known, true history of the only secessionist town north of the Mason Dixon Line. When escaped slave Joe Bell collapses in her father’s barn, Mary Willis must ward off Confederate guerrillas and spies, Joe’s vengeful owner...

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Wednesday, September 13, 2017
Middle Grade Event | Signing & Reading 5:00


Children of Refuge $17.99
by Margaret Peterson Haddix

New York, NY: Simon & Schuster (2017). First Edition. Signed. As new in dust jacket.

After Edwy is smuggled off to Refuge City to stay with his brother and sister, Rosi, Bobo, and Cana are stuck alone—and in danger—in Cursed Town in the thrilling follow-up to Children of Exile from New York Times bestselling author, Margaret Peterson Haddix. It’s been barely a day since Edwy left Fredtown to be with his parents and, already, he is being sent away. He’s smuggled off to boarding school in Refuge City...

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Tuesday, September 5, 2017
Middle Grade Event | Signing & Reading 5:00


All's Faire in Middle School $12.99
by Victoria Jamieson

New York, NY: Dial Books (2017). Paperback. Signed.

From the author of the Newbery Honor winner Roller Girl, a heartwarming graphic novel about starting middle school, surviving your embarrassing family, and life at the Renaissance Faire that’s perfect for fans of Raina Telgemeier. Eleven-year-old Imogene (Impy) has grown up with two parents working at the Renaissance Faire, and she’s eager to begin her own training as a squire...

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Thursday, August 31, 2017
Signing 5:00 | Reading 5:30


The Futilitarians: Our Year of Thinking, Drinking, Grieving, and Reading $27.00
by Anne Gisleson

New York, NY: Little, Brown (2017). First Edition. Signed. As new in dust jacket.

A memoir of friendship and literature chronicling a search for meaning and comfort in great books, and a beautiful path out of grief. Anne Gisleson had lost her twin sisters, had been forced to flee her home during Hurricane Katrina, and had witnessed cancer take her beloved father. Before she met her husband, Brad, he had suffered his own trauma, losing his partner and the mother of his son to cancer in her young thirties...

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TUESDAY, AUGUST 29, 2017
Middle Grade Event | Signing & Reading 5:00


Tumble & Blue $17.99
by Cassie Beasley

Our in-store event with Cassie has been rescheduled for Tuesday, August 29th, at 5 p.m.

New York, NY: Dial Books (2017). First Edition. Signed. As new in dust jacket.

From the New York Times bestselling author of Circus Mirandus comes the magic-infused story of a golden gator, two cursed kids, and how they take their destinies into their own hands. 1817: When the red moon rises over the heart of the Okefenokee swamp, legend says that the mysterious golden gator Munch will grant a great fate to the poor soul foolish enough to face him....

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Tuesday, August 8, 2017
Signing 5:00 | Reading 5:30


Cherry Bomb $24.95
by Susan Cushman

Brandon, MS: Dogwood (2017). First Edition. Signed. As new in dust jacket.

By the tender age of sixteen, Mary Catherine Henry has lived through enough horror to last a lifetime. Sexual abuse at the hands of her cult-leading father, abandonment by her drug-addicted mother (who nicknamed her Mare), and several spirit-crushing years with a dysfunctional foster family convince her that life on the streets will be easier, somehow, than what she’s always known...

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Saturday, August 5, 2017
Story Time and Signing 11:00


How Mayfield Found His Meow $14.50
by Lee Stockstill

Pearl, MS: Alphagraphics (2017)

How Mayfield Found His Meow is a heartwarming tale written by veterinarian Dr. Lee Stockstill. Follow Mayfield as he overcomes a broken heart and learns to sing...

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Tuesday, August 1, 2017
Middle Grade Event | Signing & Reading 5:00


Almost Paradise $16.99
by Corabel Shofner (Bel Alexander)

New York, NY: Farrar, Straus and Giroux (2017). First Edition. Signed. As new in dust jacket.

A quirky and heartfelt middle-grade debut about a spunky girl determined to clear her mother's name. Twelve-year-old Ruby Clyde Henderson’s life suddenly changes the day her mother’s boyfriend holds up a convenience store and her mother is wrongly imprisoned for assisting with the crime. Ruby and her pet pig, Bunny, terrified and very much alone, find their way to her estranged Aunt Eleanor's home....

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Friday, July 28, 2017
Event at the Eudora Welty House
Signing 5:00 | Reading 5:30


Fierce Kingdom $25.00
by Gin Phillips

New York, NY: Viking (2017). Later printing. Signed. As new in dust jacket.

An electrifying novel about the primal and unyielding bond between a mother and her son, and the lengths she’ll go to to protect him. The zoo is nearly empty as Joan and her four-year-old son soak up the last few moments of playtime. They are happy, and the day has been close to perfect. But what Joan sees as she hustles her son toward the exit gate minutes before closing time sends her sprinting back into the zoo, her child in her arms. And for the next...

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Thursday, July 27, 2017
Signing 5:00


Rocky Boyer's War $29.95
by Allen D. Boyer

Naval Institute Press (2017). Hardback. Signed.

In Rocky Boyer’s War, Allen Boyer offers a wry, keen-eyed, and occasionally disgruntled counterpoint history of the hard-fought, brilliant campaign that won World War II in the Southwest Pacific. Based in part on an unauthorized diary kept by the author's father, 1st Lt. Roscoe “Rocky” Boyer, this narrative history offers the reader an account of Allied air commander Gen. George Kenney's "air blitz" offensive as it was lived both in the cockpit and on the ground...

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Wednesday, July 26, 2017
Signing 5:00


Living in Mississippi: The Life and Times of Evans Harrington $40.00
by Robert W. Hamblin

Jackson, MS: University Press of Mississippi (2017). Hardback. Signed. As new in dust jacket.

The biography of a scholar, an author, an advocate for racial advancement, and a liberal who stayed in Mississippi. Robert W. Hamblin elevates Evans Harrington (1925-1997), as well as his remarkable achievements and writings, introducing his legacy to a new generation. Harrington continually found himself in conflict with the conservative, and often reactionary, institutions of his society-be they educational, political, or religious...

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Friday, July 21, 2017
Signing 5:00 | Reading 5:30


Some Bore Gifts $19.95
by A. G. Harmon

Word Galaxy (2017). Paperback. Signed.

In Some Bore Gifts, A.G. Harmon brings us a collection of stories that range from range from the traditional to the satirical, and involve such varied viewpoints as those of tree cutters, department store pianists, museum guides, physicians, florists, actresses, bank managers, junk salesmen, personal trainers, and English professors...

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Tuesday, July 18, 2017
Signing 5:00 | Reading 5:30


A Life of Adventure and Delight $24.95
by Akhil Sharma

New York, NY: W. W. Norton (2017). First Edition. Signed. As new in dust jacket.

“There’s a great duality to these stories: simple but complex, funny enough to laugh out loud at but emotionally devastating, foreign yet familiar. What an exciting and original writer this is, and what a knock-out collection.” —David Sedaris. Hailed as a storyteller whose fiction is “a glowing work of art” (Wall Street Journal), Akhil Sharma is possessed of a narrative...

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Thursday, July 13, 2017
Signing 5:00 | Reading 5:30


Civil Rights, Culture Wars: The Fight Over a Mississippi Textbook $34.95
by Charles W. Eagles

Chapel Hill, NC: University of North Carolina Press (2017). Hardback. Signed. As new in dust jacket.

Just as Mississippi whites in the 1950s and 1960s had fought to maintain school segregation, they battled in the 1970s to control the school curriculum. Educators faced a crucial choice between continuing to teach a white supremacist view of history or offering students a more enlightened multiracial view of their state's past. In 1974, when Random House's Pantheon Books published...

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Thursday, June 29, 2017
Signing 5:00


Gumbo Love $30.00
by Lucy Buffett

New York, NY: Grand Central (2017). First Edition. Signed. As new in dust jacket.

Since she was a young girl, Lucy Buffett has believed in the power of gumbo-the stirring, the transformation of the roux, the simple ingredients cooking up into something much better than just the sum of its parts. It's only fitting that she signs her name with "Gumbo Love" and that she makes a living feeding people the most delicious, soul-satisfying food...

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Thursday, June 29, 2017
Story Time and Signing 11:00


A New Friend for Sparkle $16.99
by Amy Young

New York, NY: Farrar, Straus and Giroux (2017). First Edition. Signed. As new in dust jacket.

More Sparkle to love! Here's a new picture book starring Sparkle and Lucy about what happens when your best friend makes a new pal. In A Unicorn Named Sparkle, Lucy found out that the unicorn she thought she didn't want was the exact right unicorn for her. In this new story, Lucy makes a new friend and Sparkle is worried that means she doesn't care about him anymore. What happens when two's company but three's a crowd?

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Wednesday, June 28, 2017
Signing 5:00


A Literary History of Mississippi $40.00
edited by Lorie Watkins

Jackson, MS: University Press of Mississippi (2017). Hardback. Signed. As new in dust jacket.

The first comprehensive history of literature from a state with perhaps the nation's richest literary lode...

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Saturday, June 24, 2017
Signing 4:00


The Actress $24.00/$18.00
by Michael Hicks Thompson

Shepherd King Publishing (2017). Hardback/Paperback. Signed.

Martha McRae is a widow living in a small Mississippi town in the 1960s. When the most famous actress in America, Tallulah Ivey, comes to Solo to film a controversial movie, a prominent local citizen is shot and killed outside Ivey’s bedroom window. A note is found clenched...

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WEDNESDAY, JUNE 21, 2017

John Grisham returns to Lemuria!
Signing 1 p.m. - 5 p.m.
Discussion 5:30 p.m.

Join us for a special afternoon with John Grisham as he signs and discusses his 30th novel – CAMINO ISLAND – on his first bookstore tour in 25 years!

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Tuesday, June 20, 2017
Signing 5:30


Hazel Brannon Smith: The Female Crusading Scalawag $35.00
by Jeffrey B. Howell

Jackson, MS: University Press of Mississippi (2017). Hardback. Signed. As new in dust jacket.

How one woman and her newspaper defied the white status quo and won a Pulitzer Prize...

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Friday, June 16, 2017
Signing 5:00


Into the Silence $20.00
by John Y. Gibson

Sewanee, TN: Border Press (2017). Paperback. Signed.

On Christmas Eve, a young physician is pulled into a scenario that forces him to face issues of life and death, love and hate, possession and loss. The only way out for him is to enter the realm known by the ancients as the silence...

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Thursday, June 15, 2017
Signing 4:30 | Reading 5:30


The Five Manners of Death $32.99
by Darden North

Wordcrafts (2017). Hardback. Signed.

The Five Manners of Death is a taut, tense, and gripping tale about a long-buried secret, unleashed to begin the countdown of the five ways to die. For Mississippi surgeon Diana Bratton, the novel’s protagonist, pages torn from a 1960s college yearbook reveal that murder is a family affair...

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Wednesday, June 14, 2017
Signing 5:00 | Reading 5:30


How to Survive a Summer $26.00
by Nick White

New York, NY: Blue Rider Press (2017). First Edition. Signed. As new in dust jacket.

A debut novel centering around a gay conversion camp in Mississippi, and a man’s reckoning with the trauma he faced there as a teen. For readers of Kent Russell and Justin Torres...

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Tuesday, June 13, 2017
Signing 5:00 | Reading 5:30


The Potlikker Papers $28.00
by John T. Edge

New York, NY: Penguin (2017). First Edition. Signed. As new in dust jacket.

A people’s history of Southern food that reveals how the region came to be at the forefront of American culinary culture and how issues of race have shaped Southern cuisine over the last six decades. The Potlikker Papers tells the story of food and politics in the South over the last half century...

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Monday, June 12, 2017
Signing 5:00 | Reading 5:30


The Nasty Women Project $19.95
edited by Erin Passons

Gatekeeper Press (2017). Paperback. Signed by editor and contributors.

American Women. Their Stories. Their Resistance. The despot is perched in his tower, threatening democracy with every tweet. Vultures of big business occupy his cabinet seats, while empty-headed puppets tie the Senate to a string. With a wave of a pen, they set our rights on fire. Welcome to the new America...

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Saturday, June 10, 2017
Signing 2:00


Seven Southern Tales Plus One $9.98
by Dianne Lipscomb

Createspace (2012). Paperback. Signed.

Seven Southern Tales Plus One, a collection of short stories born from Mississippi memories and imagination, span race, class, and time. These stories pulsate with Southern life sprinkled by the hopes, fears, assertions, and misconceptions that rule the characters’ lives...

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Saturday, June 10, 2017
Signing 12:00


A Year in Mississippi $28.00
by Charline R. McCord and Judy H. Tucker

Jackson, MS: University Press of Mississippi (2017). First Edition. Signed. As new in dust jacket.

Glorious moments from all of Mississippi’s seasons in the Capital, the Delta, the Hill Country, the Piney Woods, and on the Coast...

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Tuesday, May 30, 2017
Signing 5:00 | Reading 5:30


My Soul Looks Back $25.00
by Jessica B. Harris

New York, NY: Scribner (2017). First Edition. Signed. As new in dust jacket.

In this captivating new memoir, award-winning writer Jessica B. Harris recalls a lost era—the vibrant New York City of her youth, where her social circle included Maya Angelou, James Baldwin, and other members of the Black intelligentsia...

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Wednesday, May 24, 2017
Event 6:00


Same Beach, Next Year $27.99
by Dorothea Benton Frank

New York, NY: William Morrow (2017). First Edition. Signed. As new in dust jacket.

Dorothea Benton Frank returns to her magical Lowcountry of South Carolina in this bewitching story of marriage, love, family, and friendship that is infused with her warm and engaging earthy humor and generous heart...

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Tuesday, May 23, 2017
Signing 5:30 | Reading 6:00


Cactus Jack $33.95/$19.95
by Walter D. Hubbard

Christian Faith Publishing (2017). Hardcover/Paperback. Signed.

What sets Jack Mason Carlisle's story apart is the adversity he overcame and the many lives impacted because he did. He constantly coached and taught as if he had something to prove, because he did. After a boyhood accident resulted in the amputation of his leg, the odds were stacked heavily against him to ever fulfill his dream of becoming a coach...

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Monday, May 22, 2017
Signing 5:00 | Reading 5:30


Deep Denial $23.95
by David Billings

Crandall Dostie & Douglass Books (2016). Paperback. Signed.

Deep Denial, part popular history and part personal memoir, documents the 400-year racialization of the United States and how people of European descent came to be called white. Author David Billings focuses primarily on the deeply embedded notion of white supremacy, and tells us why, despite the Civil Rights Movement and an African-American president, we remain, in the words of the author, a nation hard-wired by race...

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Saturday, May 20, 2017
Signing 4:00 | Reading 4:30


Overcoming Church Conflict: Confessions of a Church Girl $12.00
by Vanessa Michelle Cavett

Pittsburgh, PA: Dorrance Publishing (2016). Paperback. Signed.

"Conflict tests your ability to endure the race," says Vanessa M. Cavett in her book Overcoming Church Conflict: Confessions of a Church Girl. The book opens by delving into the history of the Black church in the United States and explores the role of Christianity. She reveals her own history as a Christian while giving testimony of her journey with Christ...

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Friday, May 19, 2017
Signing 5:00 | Reading 5:30


American War $26.95
by Omar El Akkad

New York, NY: Knopf (2017). First Edition. Signed. As new in dust jacket.

An audacious and powerful debut novel: a second American Civil War, a devastating plague, and one family caught deep in the middle—a story that asks what might happen if America were to turn its most devastating policies and deadly weapons upon itself. Sarat Chestnut, born in Louisiana, is only six when the Second American Civil War breaks out in 2074. But even she knows that oil is outlawed...

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Thursday, May 18, 2017
Signing 5:00 | Reading 5:30


Fireflies, Glow-worms, and Lightning Bugs $32.95
by Lynn Frierson Faust

Athens, GA: University of Georgia Press (2017). Paperback. Signed.

Fireflies, Glow-worms, and Lightning Bugs is the first comprehensive firefly guide for eastern and central North America ever published. It is written for all those who want to know more about the amazing world of lightning bugs and learn the secrets hidden in the flash patterns of the 75+ species found in the eastern and central U.S. and Canada...

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Wednesday, May 17, 2017
Signing 5:00 | Reading 5:30


The Road to Camelot $28.00
by Thomas Oliphant and Curtis Wilkie

New York, NY: Simon & Schuster (2017). First Edition. Signed. As new in dust jacket.

A behind-the-scenes, revelatory account of John F. Kennedy’s wily campaign to the White House, beginning with his bold, failed attempt to win the vice presidential nomination in 1956. A young and undistinguished junior plots his way to the presidency and changes the way we nominate and elect presidents...

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Tuesday, May 16, 2017
Signing 5:00 | Reading 5:30


The Legend of the Albino Farm $16.00
by Steve Yates

New York, NY: Unbridled (2017). Paperback. Signed.

The harrowing saga of the last of a loving family cursed over the years by a progressively destructive community legend or by a piece of land in the Missouri Ozarks that is haunted by some evil first revealed through a childhood vision...

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Saturday, May 13, 2017
Signing 1:00-3:00


A Year in Mississippi $28.00
by Charline R. McCord and Judy H. Tucker

Jackson, MS: University Press of Mississippi (2017). First Edition. Signed. As new in dust jacket.

Glorious moments from all of Mississippi’s seasons in the Capital, the Delta, the Hill Country, the Piney Woods, and on the Coast...

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Saturday, May 13, 2017
Signing 12:00-2:00


The Artist's Sketch $35.00
by Carolyn J. Brown

Jackson, MS: University Press of Mississippi (2017). First Edition. Signed. As new in dust jacket.

The unexpected story of a painter who flourished then withdrew and a small town's discovery of a treasure. Artist Kate Freeman Clark (1875–1957) left behind over one thousand paintings now stored at a gallery bearing her name in her hometown of Holly Springs, Mississippi. But it was not until after her death in 1957 at the age of eighty-one that citizens even discovered that she was a painter of considerable stature. In her will, Clark left the city her family home, her paintings stored...

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Saturday, May 13, 2017
Signing 12:00-2:00


The Hate U Give $17.99
by Angie Thomas

New York, NY: Balzer + Bray (2017). First Edition. Signed. As new in dust jacket.

The Hate U Give is a groundbreaking, thought-provoking debut novel inspired by the Black Lives Matter movement, about a teen girl who is the only witness to her friend’s fatal shooting by a police officer. Sixteen-year-old Starr Carter moves between two worlds: the poor black neighborhood where she lives and the fancy suburban prep school she attends. The uneasy balance between these worlds is shattered when Starr witnesses the fatal shooting of her childhood best friend, Khalil, at the hands of a police officer. Khalil was unarmed...

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Thursday, May 11, 2017
Signing 5:00 | Reading 5:30


Somebody with a Little Hammer $25.95
by Mary Gaitskill

New York, NY: Pantheon (2017). First Edition. Signed. As new in dust jacket.

Whether she’s writing about date rape or political adultery or writers from John Updike to Gillian Flynn, Mary Gaitskill reads her subjects deftly and aphoristically and moves beyond them to locate the deep currents of longing, ambition, perversity, and loneliness in the American unconscious. She shows us the transcendentalism of the Talking Heads, the melancholy of Bjork, the playfulness of artist Laurel Nakadate. She celebrates the clownish grandiosity and the poetry of Norman Mailer’s long career and maps the sociosexual...

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Tuesday, May 9, 2017
Signing 5:00 | Reading 5:30


Between Them: Remembering My Parents $25.99
by Richard Ford

New York, NY: Ecco (2017). First Edition. Signed. As new in dust jacket.

From Pulitzer Prize winner and New York Times-bestselling author Richard Ford, a memoir in two parts on the lives of his parents—a stirring meditation on memory, connection, and love, asking how we can better understand ourselves by knowing the ones who made us. When do we start considering our parents as real, whole people, with lives that stretch beyond our own? Edna and Parker Ford were married for fifteen years before they had their son, Richard...

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Thursday, May 4, 2017
Signing 5:00 | Reading 5:30


Killers of the Flower Moon: The Osage Murders and the Birth of the FBI $29.95
by David Grann

New York, NY: Doubleday (2017). First Edition. Signed. As new in dust jacket.

From New Yorker staff writer David Grann, #1 New York Times best-selling author of The Lost City of Z, a twisting, haunting true-life murder mystery about one of the most monstrous crimes in American history. In the 1920s, the richest people per capita in the world were members of the Osage Indian nation in Oklahoma. After oil was discovered beneath their land, they rode in chauffeured automobiles, built mansions, and sent their children to study in Europe. Then, one by one, the Osage began to be killed off. The family of an Osage woman...

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Saturday, April 29, 2017
Signing 2:00


General Fox Conner 34.95
by Steven Rabalais

Philadelphia, PA: Casemate (2016). Hardback. Signed. As new in dust jacket.

John J. Pershing considered Fox Conner to have been “a brilliant soldier” and “one of the finest characters our Army has ever produced.” During World War I, General Conner served as chief of operations for the American Expeditionary Force in Europe. Pershing told Conner: “I could have spared any other man in the A.E.F. better than you”...

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Friday, April 28, 2017
Story Time and Signing 4:00


Sea Monkey & Bob $17.99
illustrated by Debbie Ridpath Ohi

New York, NY: Simon & Schuster (2017). First Edition. Signed. As new in dust jacket.

Two delightfully anxious friends learn that they can overcome anything—even gravity—in this humorous and heartwarming picture book from bestselling author Aaron Reynolds and illustrator Debbie Ridpath Ohi...

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Thursday, April 27, 2017
Signing 3:30 | Reading 4:00


Fish Girl $25.00
by David Wiesner

New York, NY: Clarion Books (2017). First Edition. Signed. As new in dust jacket.

The triple Caldecott winner David Wiesner brings his rich visual imagination and trademark artistry to the graphic novel format in a unique coming-of-age tale that begins underwater. A young mermaid, called Fish Girl, in a boardwalk aquarium has a chance encounter with an ordinary girl...

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Tuesday, April 25, 2017
Signing 4:30 | Reading 5:30


An Unforeseen Life $24.95
by Mary Ann Connell

Oxford, MS: Nautilus (2017). Hardback. Signed. As new in dust jacket.

“If it’s a boy,” Bill Strong announced to a crowded courtroom in Louisville, Mississippi, “I'll send up black smoke; if it’s a girl, I'll send up white.” A few hours later, white smoke was billowing from the Strong’s chimney. This smoke — determined by gender — would come to define Mary Ann Strong Connell’s life in ways she never could have expected...

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Friday, April 21, 2017
Signing 5:00


Blues @ Home $49.00
by H. C. Porter

Vicksburg, MS: Blues @ Home (2016). Hardback. Signed. As new in dust jacket.

For almost 30 years, visual artist H.C. Porter’s environmental portraits have captured the human spirit of her neighbors and everyday Mississippians. In December 2010, Porter set out to document Mississippi’s living blues legends through Blues @ Home: Mississippi’s Living Blues Legends, a collection of 31 paintings and coinciding oral histories collected by collaborator Lauchlin Fields. For more than two years, Porter and Fields traveled the entire state documenting...

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Wednesday, April 19, 2017
Signing 5:00 | Reading 5:30


Beyond Control $28.00
by James F. Barnett Jr.

Jackson, MS: University Press of Mississippi (2017). First Edition. Signed. As new in dust jacket.

Beyond Control reveals the Mississippi as a waterway of change, unnaturally confined by ever-larger levees and control structures. During the great flood of 1973, the current scoured a hole beneath the main structure near Baton Rouge and enlarged a pre-existing football-field-size crater. That night the Mississippi River nearly changed its course for a shorter and steeper path to the sea. Such a map-changing reconfiguration of the country's largest river would bear...

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Tuesday, April 18, 2017
Signing 5:00 | Reading 5:30


Out in the Rural $34.95
by Thomas J. Ward Jr.

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

Out in the Rural is the unlikely story of the Tufts-Delta Health Center, which in 1966 opened in Mound Bayou, Mississippi, to become the first rural community health center in the United States. Its goal was simple: to provide health care and outreach to the region's thousands of rural poor, most of them black sharecroppers who had lived without any medical resources for generations...

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Tuesday, April 11, 2017
Signing 5:00 | Reading 5:30


One Good Mama Bone $27.99
by Bren McClain

Columbia, SC: University of South Carolina Press (2017). Paperback. Signed.

In this unforgettable novel about motherhood, the human-animal bond, poverty, and redemption, Bren McClain gives us the story of Sarah Creamer, a recently widowed and dirt-poor single mother struggling to survive in rural South Carolina in the 1950s...

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Saturday, April 8, 2017
Signing 1:00


Out of the Earth $19.95
by L. Pete Heard

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

Keeping your world alive - What part will you play?...

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Thursday, April 6, 2017
Signing 5:00 | Reading 5:30


A Second Blooming $18.00
edited by Susan Cushman

Macon, GA: Mercer University Press (2017). Paperback. Signed.

Susan Cushman edited this collection of essays by twenty-one authors who are emerging from the chrysalis they built for their younger selves and transforming into the women they are meant to be. Contributors include Anne Lamott, Mary Karr, Cassandra King, Natasha Trethewey, Beth Ann Fennelly, Julie Cantrell, Jennifer Horne, Wendy Reed, River Jordan, Susan Marquez, NancyKay Sullivan Wessman, Jessica Handler, Kathy Rhodes, Kim Michele Richardson, Sally Palmer Thomason, Ellen Morris Prewitt, Emma French Connolly, Nina Gaby, Alexis Paige, Suzanne Henley, and Jennifer Bradner...

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Saturday, April 1, 2017
Signing 4:00 Reading 4:30



A Conversation with Taylor Brown and Ted Geltner

The River of Kings
by Taylor Brown

New York, NY: St. Martin's Press (2017).

Two brothers travel a storied river’s past and present in search of the truth about their father’s death in the second novel by the acclaimed author of Fallen Land...

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Blood, Bone, and Marrow: A Biography of Harry Crews
by Ted Geltner

Athens, GA: University of Georgia Press (2016).

In 2010, Ted Geltner drove to Gainesville, Florida, to pay a visit to Harry Crews and ask the legendary author if he would be willing to be the subject of a literary biography. His health rapidly deteriorating...

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Wednesday, March 29, 2017
Signing 5:00 Reading 5:30


White Tears $26.95
by Hari Kunzru

New York, NY: Knopf (2017). First Edition. Signed. As new in dust jacket.

From one of the most talented fiction writers at work today: two ambitious young musicians are drawn into the dark underworld of blues record collecting, haunted by the ghosts of a repressive past. Two twenty-something New Yorkers. Seth is awkward and shy. Carter is the glamorous heir to one of America’s great fortunes. They have one thing in common: an obsession with music. Seth is desperate to reach for the future. Carter is slipping back into the past. When Seth accidentally...

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Tuesday, March 28, 2017
Signing 5:00 Reading 5:30


Lighter Than Air: Sophie Blanchard, the First Woman Pilot $16.99
by Matthew Clark Smith

New York, NY: Candlewick (2017). First Edition. Signed. As new in dust jacket.

Take to the skies with the beautifully told tale of Sophie Blanchard — a woman meant for the air — as she discovers the incomparable sensation of flight. Behold the story of Sophie Blanchard, an extraordinary woman who is largely forgotten despite her claim to being the very first female pilot in history. In eighteenth-century France, “balloonomania” has fiercely gripped the nation, but all of the pioneering aeronauts are men...

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Monday, March 27, 2017
Event 4:00


Blooming at the Texas Sunrise Motel $16.99
by Kimberly Willis Holt

New York, NY: Henry Holt (2017). First Edition. Signed. As new in dust jacket.

Twelve-year-old Stevie attempts to brighten the lives of her cranky grandfather and the residents of his motel by planting a garden in this middle-grade novel by National Book Award–winning author Kimberly Willis Holt...

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Saturday, March 25, 2017
Event 4:00


Ice Ghosts: The Epic Hunt for the Lost Franklin Expedition $27.95
by Paul Watson

New York, NY: W. W. Norton (2017). First Edition. Signed. As new in dust jacket.

The true story of the greatest mystery of Arctic exploration—and the rare mix of marine science and Inuit knowledge that led to the shipwreck’s recent discovery. Ice Ghosts weaves together the epic story of the Lost Franklin Expedition of 1845—whose two ships and crew of 129 were lost to the Arctic ice—with the modern tale of the scientists, divers, and local Inuit behind the incredible discovery of the flagship’s wreck in 2014. Paul Watson, a Pulitzer Prize–winning journalist who was...

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Saturday, March 25, 2017
Signing 2:00


If I'm Found $24.99
by Terri Blackstock

New York, NY: Zondervan (2017). First Edition. Signed. As new in dust jacket.

From New York Times bestselling author Terri Blackstock, If I'm Found continues the heart pounding story of Casey Cox as she races to escape capture and bring the true killer to justice. It started with the USA TODAY bestseller If I Run. Now Casey's journey continues in If I'm Found. Casey doesn't know why Dylan let her escape just as the police were closing in, but she knows she's got to hide again. New name, new look, new city, new job...

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Thursday, March 23, 2017
Signing 5:00 Reading 6:00


The Artist's Sketch $35.00
by Carolyn J. Brown

Jackson, MS: University Press of Mississippi (2017). First Edition. Signed. As new in dust jacket.

The unexpected story of a painter who flourished then withdrew and a small town's discovery of a treasure. Artist Kate Freeman Clark (1875–1957) left behind over one thousand paintings now stored at a gallery bearing her name in her hometown of Holly Springs, Mississippi. But it was not until after her death in 1957 at the age of eighty-one that citizens even discovered that she was a painter of considerable stature. In her will, Clark left the city her family home, her paintings stored...

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Wednesday, March 22, 2017
Signing 5:00 Reading 5:30


Pure Heart: A Spirited Tale of Grace, Grit, and Whiskey $26.99
by Troy Ball

New York, NY: Dey Street (2017). First Edition. Signed. As new in dust jacket.

The remarkable and charming true story of how a pearl-wearing Southern woman and devoted full-time mother of two developmentally challenged sons moved to Asheville, North Carolina in her late forties and, through hard work, good friends and rare ingenuity, became the country's foremost legal distiller of traditional Appalachian moonshine...

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Tuesday, March 21, 2017
Event with Greg Iles
Signing 3:30
Reading 5:30



Mississippi Blood $28.99
by Greg Iles

New York, NY: William Morrow (2017). First Edition. Signed. As new in dust jacket.

The endgame is at hand for Penn Cage, his family, and the enemies bent on destroying them in this revelatory volume in the epic trilogy set in modern-day Natchez, Mississippi—Greg Iles’s epic tale of love and honor, hatred and revenge that explores how the sins of the past continue to haunt the present. Shattered by grief and dreaming of vengeance, Penn Cage sees his family and his world collapsing around him. The woman he loves is gone...

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Monday, March 20, 2017
Signing 5:00


100 Things to Do in New Orleans Before You Die $16.00
by Beth D'Addono

St. Louis, MO: Reedy Press (2016). Paperback. Signed.

New Orleans is on everybody's bucket list. In 2015, visitors to New Orleans spent $7.05 billion dollars-a 3.5% increase compared to 2014. And the city hosted 9.78 million visitors-a 2.7% increase compared to 2014. These visitors and the locals and hospitality providers that host them for everything from Mardi Gras and Jazz Fest to destination weddings and conventions, need this book. Carefully curated by food and travel writer Beth D'Addono, a passionate champion...

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Friday, March 17, 2017
Signing 5:00 Reading 5:30


Eveningland $25.00
by Michael Knight

New York, NY: Atlantic Monthly (2017). First Edition. Signed. As new in dust jacket.

In his powerful new short story cycle, Alabama-born Michael Knight illuminates the everyday beauty and heartache of life along the shores of serene, history-haunted Mobile Bay in the days leading up to a powerful hurricane. Long considered a master of the form and an essential voice in American fiction, Michael Knight’s stories have been lauded by writers such Ann Patchett, Elizabeth Gilbert, Barry Hannah, and Richard Bausch. Now, with Eveningland he returns...

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Tuesday, March 14, 2017
Signing 5:00 Reading 5:30


The Weight of This World $27.00
by David Joy

New York, NY: Putnam (2017). First Edition. Signed. As new in dust jacket.

Critically acclaimed author David Joy, whose debut Where All Light Tends to Go was hailed as “a savagely moving novel that will likely become an important addition to the great body of Southern literature” (Huffington Post), returns to the mountains of North Carolina with a powerful story about the inescapable weight of the past...

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Monday, March 13, 2017
Signing 5:00


Cinnamon Buns $13.00
by Brenda E. Vaughn

Brenda E. Vaughn (2016). Paperback. Signed.

When the Great Creator blinks his eyes, all time and possibilities are now. However, for some of His creations time appears to be linear and all possibilities are not perceived. Gaia is one of the latter. To assist in her growth, the First People and others who are not constrained by time and dimension limitations were tasked to walk with her. While Gaia was still young and arranging the image she wanted to present to the Universe, two of the Old Ones were allowed to create immortals...

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Saturday, March 11, 2017
Signing 2:00


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

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

For almost 30 years, visual artist H.C. Porter’s environmental portraits have captured the human spirit of her neighbors and everyday Mississippians. In December 2010, Porter set out to document Mississippi’s living blues legends through Blues @ Home: Mississippi’s Living Blues Legends, a collection of 31 paintings and coinciding oral histories collected by collaborator Lauchlin Fields. For more than two years, Porter and Fields traveled the entire state documenting...

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Wednesday, March 8, 2017
Signing 5:00 Reading 5:30


The Barrowfields $26.00
by Phillip Lewis

New York, NY: Hogarth (2017). First Edition. Signed. As new in dust jacket.

A richly textured coming-of-age story about fathers and sons, home and family, recalling classics by Thomas Wolfe and William Styron, by a powerful new voice in fiction. Just before Henry Aster’s birth, his father—outsized literary ambition and pregnant wife in tow—reluctantly returns to the remote North Carolina town in which he was improbably raised and installs his young family in an immense house of iron and glass perched on the shoulder of a mountain. There, Henry grows up under...

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Monday, March 6, 2017
Story Time 4:00 Signing 4:30


Nancy Clancy: Late-Breaking News! $9.99
with illustrator Robin Preiss Glasser

New York, NY: HarperCollins (2017). Hardback. Signed.

Nancy Clancy stars in her eighth chapter book adventure! Nancy Clancy is working to be the star reporter of the Third Grade Gazette-that’s a fancy word for newspaper. When the latest issue comes out, Nancy and Bree decide the articles just aren’t interesting enough and set out to find some really exciting news to report on. But when Nancy overhears something she shouldn’t and the news gets out, she learns that a good reporter knows when to keep things confidential and may even get some surprising and unexpected news herself...

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Saturday, March 4, 2017
Event 3:00


Tangles and Plaques: A Mother and Daughter Face Alzheimer's $15.99
by Susan Cushman

eLectio Publishing (2017). Paperback. Signed.

Culled from sixty blog posts spanning eight years, Tangles and Plaques is a candid account of a mother and daughter’s changing relationship as they face the progressive landscape of Alzheimer’s Disease together. As the twisted fibers (tangles) build up inside the nerve cells in her brain and the protein fragments (plaques) fill the spaces between those cells, Effie Johnson—like millions of others who suffer from Alzheimer’s—loses her memory, the stories that make up the fabric of her life...

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Tuesday, February 28, 2017
Signing 5:00 Reading 6:00


The Hate U Give $17.99
by Angie Thomas

New York, NY: Balzer + Bray (2017). First Edition. Signed. As new in dust jacket.

The Hate U Give is a groundbreaking, thought-provoking debut novel inspired by the Black Lives Matter movement, about a teen girl who is the only witness to her friend’s fatal shooting by a police officer. Sixteen-year-old Starr Carter moves between two worlds: the poor black neighborhood where she lives and the fancy suburban prep school she attends. The uneasy balance between these worlds is shattered when Starr witnesses the fatal shooting of her childhood best friend, Khalil, at the hands of a police officer. Khalil was unarmed...

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Friday, February 24, 2017
Event 5:00


Cold Hot $50.00
by Sergio Poroger

Brazil: Livros de Safra (2016). Hardback. Signed.

Brazilian journalist and photographer Sérgio Poroger describes landscapes and places that emanate musicality, history and emotion in this photographic book about the influence of music styles in the Southeastern USA. Images can generate sounds, albeit imaginary ones. Based on this, Brazilian photographer and journalist Sérgio Poroger journeyed through the southeastern United States in December 2014, putting together a collection of photographs now available...

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Thursday, February 23, 2017
Event at 5:00 at Millsaps


Lincoln in the Bardo $28.00
by George Saunders

Event will be held at Millsaps in the Gertrude C. Ford Academic Complex, Room 215 [CLICK FOR DIRECTIONS]

New York, NY: Random House (2017). First Edition. Signed. As new in dust jacket.

February 1862. The Civil War is less than one year old. The fighting has begun in earnest, and the nation has begun to realize it is in for a long, bloody struggle. Meanwhile, President Lincoln’s beloved eleven-year-old son, Willie, lies upstairs in the White House, gravely ill. In a matter of days, despite predictions of a recovery, Willie dies and is laid to rest in a Georgetown cemetery...

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Tuesday, February 21, 2017
Signing 5:00 Reading 5:30


The Playbook $14.99
by Kwame Alexander

New York, NY: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (2016). First edition. Signed.

From the You gotta know the rules to play the game. Ball is life. Take it to the hoop. Soar. What can we imagine for our lives? What if we were the star players, moving and grooving through the game of life? What if we had our own rules of the game to help us get what we want, what we aspire to, what will enrich our lives? Illustrated with photographs by Thai Neave, The Playbook is intended to provide inspiration on the court of life. Each rule contains...

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Thursday, February 16, 2017
Event at 5:00 at the Eudora Welty House


News of the World $22.99
by Paulette Jiles

Event will be held at The Eudora Welty House

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

*** Shortlisted for the National Book Award for fiction ***

In the aftermath of the Civil War, an aging itinerant news reader agrees to transport a young captive of the Kiowa back to her people in this exquisitely rendered, morally complex, multilayered novel of historical fiction from the author of Enemy Women that explores the boundaries of family, responsibility, honor, and trust. In the wake of the Civil War, Captain Jefferson Kyle Kidd travels through northern Texas, giving live readings from newspapers to paying audiences hungry...

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Thursday, February 9, 2017
Signing 5:00 Reading 5:30


A Gentleman in Moscow $27.00
by Amor Towles

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

From the New York Times bestselling author, A Gentleman in Moscow is a transporting novel about a man who is ordered to spend the rest of his life inside a luxury hotel. With his breakout debut novel, Rules of Civility, Amor Towles established himself as a master of absorbing, sophisticated fiction, bringing late 1930s Manhattan to life with splendid atmosphere and a flawless command of style. Readers and critics were enchanted; as NPR commented, “Towles writes with grace and verve about the mores and manners of a society on the cusp of...

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Wednesday, February 8, 2017
Signing 5:00 Reading 5:30


Desperation Road $26.00
by Michael Farris Smith

New York, NY: Lee Boudreaux Books (2017). First Edition. Signed. As new in dust jacket.

In the vein of Daniel Woodrell's Winter's Bone and the works of Ron Rash, a novel set in a tough-and-tumble Mississippi town where drugs, whiskey, guns, and the desire for revenge violently intersect. For eleven years the clock has been ticking for Russell Gaines as he sits in Parchman Penitentiary in the Mississippi Delta. His sentence is now up, and he believes his debt has been paid. But when he returns home, he soon discovers that revenge lives and breathes all around him. On the same day that Russell is released from prison, a woman named Maben and her young daughter trudge...

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Wednesday January 25, 2017
Signing 5:00 Reading 5:30


Signals $26.95
by Tim Gautreaux

New York, NY: Knopf (2017). First Edition. Signed. As new in dust jacket.

After the stunning historical novels The Clearing and The Missing, Tim Gautreaux now ranges freely through contemporary life with twelve new stories and eight from previous collections. Most are set in his beloved Louisiana, many hard by or on the Mississippi River, others in North Carolina and even in midwinter Minnesota. But generally it’s heat, humidity, and bugs that beset his people as they wrestle with affairs of the heart, matters of faith, and the pros and cons...

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Tuesday January 24, 2017
Signing 5:00 Reading 5:30


The Second Mrs. Hockaday $25.95
by Susan Rivers

New York, NY: Algonquin Books (2017). First Edition. Signed. As new in dust jacket.

When Major Gryffth Hockaday is called to the front lines of the Civil War, his new bride is left to care for her husband’s three-hundred-acre farm and infant son. Placidia, a mere teenager herself living far from her family and completely unprepared to run a farm or raise a child, must endure the darkest days of the war on her own. By the time Major Hockaday returns two years later...

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Monday January 23, 2017
Signing 5:00 Reading 5:30


Always Happy Hour $24.95
by Mary Miller

New York, NY: Liveright (2017). First Edition. Signed. As new in dust jacket.

Combining hard-edged prose and savage Southern charm, Mary Miller showcases biting contemporary talent at its best. Fast on the heels of her "terrific" ( New York Times Book Review) debut novel, The Last Days of California, she now reaches new heights with this collection of shockingly relatable, ill-fated love stories. Acerbic and ruefully funny, Always Happy Hour weaves tales of young women—deeply flawed and intensely real...

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Wednesday January 18, 2017
Event 5:00


The Midnight Cool $26.99
by Lydia Peelle

***A reading and musical review featuring a reading of The Midnight Cool by Lydia Peelle and live music performed on guitjo and harmonica by Ketch Secor of Old Crow Medicine Show, along with a short slide show and music from an antique Edison cylinder machine***

New York, NY: Harper (2017). First Edition. Signed. As new in dust jacket.

The Whiting Award-winning author of the story collection Reasons for and Advantages of Breathing delivers her enchanting debut novel set in 1916 Tennessee: a rich and rewarding tale of two flawed yet endearing grifters who pursue women, wealth, and a surprisingly valuable commodity for the troops in Europe: mules. A middle-aged Irish immigrant, Billy has a gift for illusion—making damaged objects look new. His companion, Charles, the smooth-tongued...

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