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Saturday, October 16th, 2021 | at 2:00PM
In-person event with Marlin Barton



Marlin Barton discusses his new book, CHILDREN OF DUST!

In 2000, as Seth Anderson researches his family history, he discovers an unexpected story and "contained within it lies a larger story that might speak not just to Southern history but beyond it." In the late 1800s in rural Alabama, Melinda Anderson struggles to give birth to her tenth child, tended by Annie Mae, a part-Choctaw midwife. When the infant dies, just hours after birth, suspicion falls upon two women...

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Friday, October 15th, 2021 | at 5:00PM
In-person event with James Crockett



James Crockett discusses his new book,
RULERS OF THE SEC




How two Mississippi universities won twelve of twenty-four championships to dominate sports and reign supreme in the SEC. During the years 1959–1966 Mississippi universities dominated the Southeastern Conference (SEC) in the big three sports—basketball, baseball, and football. Of the twenty-four championships that could be earned in those sports, University of Mississippi (Ole Miss) won six and Mississippi State University (MSU) won six...

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Friday, October 15th, 2021 | at 11:00AM
In-person event with William Dunlap



William Dunlap discusses his new book, LYING AND MAKING A LIVING!



Lying and Making a Living, the title from a Barry Hannah quote picks up where Short Mean Fiction leaves off. It contains more of the irreverent, hard-hitting, exhilarating, ironic, and emblematic prose we’ve come to expect from the writer and painter William Dunlap. His stories, some as short as a single page, leave the reader gasping for breath and wanting more...

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Thursday, October 14th, 2021 | AT 7:00PM CST
Virtual Event with Jonathan Franzen | Book purchase required!



Jonathan Franzen and Jami Attenburg
discuss Jonathan's new book CROSSROADS!


Crossroads is the first novel in Jonathan Franzen's magnum opus, A Key to All Mythologies. The trilogy tells the story of a Midwestern family across three generations, mirroring the preoccupations and dilemmas of the United States from the Vietnam War to the 2020s. Jonathan Franzen has been universally recognized as the great novelist of his generation...

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Wednesday, October 13th, 2021 | at 5:00PM
In-person event with Janne Swearengen



Janne Swearengen discusses her new book, THE YORKIE WHO SINGS AT MIDNIGHT!

If you've ever given your heart to an animal, especially a rescued animal, this book will speak to you. This is the story of Angela Thumbelina, a tiny elder Yorkie rescued from a hoarding situation. Told through her eyes and heart and the eyes and heart of her adopted family, you will feel her pain and her joy. Adopted at the age of 12-ish, Angela has shown the resilience and strength of a rescue...

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Tuesday, October 12th, 2021 | at 5:00PM
In-person event with Daniel de Vise



Daniel de Vise discusses his new book, KING OF THE BLUES!



King of the Blues presents the vibrant life and times of a trailblazing giant. Witness to dark prejudice and lynching in his youth, B.B. performed incessantly (some 15,000 concerts in 90 countries over nearly 60 years)—in some real way his means of escaping his past. Several of his concerts, including his landmark gig at Chicago’s Cook County Jail, endure in legend to this day. His career roller-coasted between adulation and relegation...

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Thursday, September 30th, 2021 | at 12PM CST
Virtual Event with Gordy Sauer and LaTanya McQueen



Gordy Sauer and LaTanya McQueen discuss their new books together on Facebook Live | Join us here: Lemuria Bookstore



CHILD IN THE VALLEY -- Seventeen-year-old Joshua Gaines is the orphaned foster son of a failed doctor on the run from his father’s debt. In 1849, he travels to Independence, Missouri and falls in with the mysterious, four-fingered Renard, and his companion, formerly-enslaved Free Ray. Joshua offers his medical expertise to their party, and together they embark on the fifteen-hundred mile overland journey to Gold Rush California...

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WHEN THE RECKONING COMES -- A haunting novel about a black woman who returns to her hometown for a plantation wedding and the horror that ensues as she reconnects with the blood-soaked history of the land and the best friends she left behind. More than a decade ago, Mira fled her small, segregated hometown in the south to forget. With every mile she traveled, she distanced herself from her past: from her best friend Celine, mocked by their town as the only white girl with black friends; from her old neighborhood; from the eerie Woodsman plantation rumored to be haunted by the spirits of slaves; from the terrifying memory of a ghost she saw that terrible day when...

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Thursday, September 9th, 2021 | at 5:00PM
In-person event with Karen Brown | SIGNING ONLY



Karen Brown will be signing her new book,
A YEAR LONG HONEYMOON!



“Looking back, I am astonished at the extent of our travels. Don was working full-time as a surgical technician in the largest military hospital in Europe ... We lived ‘on the economy’ in a small apartment ... After rent, utilities, groceries, incidentals, and gasoline, there wasn’t much left at the end of the month. But we tried to put aside a little money for travel.”...

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Tuesday, August 31st, 2021 | at 12PM CST
Virtual Event with Peter Heller and James McLaughlin



Peter Heller and James McLaughlin discuss Heller's new book, THE GUIDE, on Facebook Live | Join us here: Lemuria Bookstore



The best-selling author of The River returns with a heart-racing thriller about a young man who, escaping his own grief, is hired by an elite fishing lodge in Colorado, where amid the natural beauty of sun-drenched streams and forests he uncovers a plot of shocking menace. Kingfisher Lodge, nestled in a canyon on a mile and a half of the most pristine river water on the planet...

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Wednesday, August 25th, 2021 | at 5:30PM CST
Virtual Event with James Lee Burke and Ace Atkins



James Lee Burke and Ace Atkins discuss Burke's new book, ANOTHER KIND OF EDEN, on Facebook Live | Join us here: Lemuria Bookstore



The American West in the early 1960s appears to be a pastoral paradise: golden wheat fields, mist-filled canyons, frolicking animals. Aspiring novelist Aaron Holland Broussard has observed it from the open door of a boxcar, riding the rails for both inspiration and odd jobs. Jumping off in Denver, he finds work on a farm and meets Joanne McDuffy, an articulate and fierce college student and gifted painter...

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Wednesday, August 4th, 2021 | at 4:30PM CST
CELEBRATE WITH BOBBY RUSH FOR OUR FIRST IN-PERSON EVENT!



Bobby Rush signs his new memoir,
I AIN'T STUDDIN' YA!




Experience music history with this memoir by one of the last of the genuine old school Blues and R&B legends, the Grammy-winning dynamic showman Bobby Rush. This memoir charts the extraordinary rise to fame of living blues legend, Bobby Rush. Born Emmett Ellis, Jr. in Homer, Louisiana, he adopted the stage name Bobby Rush out of respect for his father, a pastor. As a teenager, Rush acquired his first real guitar...

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Thursday, July 29th, 2021 | at 5:30PM CST
Virtual Event with Jennifer Lapidus and Robert Raymond



Jennifer Lapidus and Robert Raymond discuss, SOUTHERN GROUND, via Zoom in partnership with Square Books.

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A highly curated collection of 80 recipes from twenty acclaimed craft bakeries in the South that showcases superior cold stone-milled flour and highlights the importance of baking with locally farmed ingredients. Like a chef-driven restaurant, the Carolina Ground Flour Mill in Asheville, North Carolina, is a baker-driven mill. Jennifer Lapidus’s intensely flavorful flour, made from grains grown and cold stone-milled in the heart of the South...

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Saturday, July 24th, 2021 | at 2:00PM CST
Signing event with Ryan Starrett and Josh Foreman



Ryan Starrett and Josh Foreman sign their new book, HIDDEN HISTORY OF NATCHEZ!



Since prehistory, the bluffs of Natchez have called to the bold, the cruel and the quietly determined. The diverse opportunists who heeded that call have left behind more than three hundred years of colorful and tragic stories. The Natchez Indians, who inhabited the bluffs at the time of European contact, made a calculated but ultimately catastrophic decision to massacre the French who had settled nearby...

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Tuesday, July, 20th 2021 | at 5:30PM CST
Virtual Event with Grady Hendrix and Sarah Gailey | Facebook LIVE



Grady Hendrix and Sarah Gailey discuss Grady's new book, THE FINAL GIRLS SUPPORT GROUP, on Facebook Live | Join us here: Lemuria Bookstore




A fast-paced, thrilling horror novel that follows a group of heroines to die for, from the brilliant New York Times bestselling author of The Southern Book Club’s Guide to Slaying Vampires. In horror movies, the final girl is the one who’s left standing when the credits roll. The one who fought back, defeated the killer, and avenged her friends. The one who emerges bloodied but victorious. But after the sirens fade and the audience moves on, what happens to her?...

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Monday, July 12th, 2021 | at 7:00PM CST
Virtual Event with Daniel Silva and Dana Bash | Book purchase required!



Daniel Silva and Dana Bash discuss Daniel's new book, THE CELLIST, in partnership with Marcus JCC of Atlanta & The National JCC Library for an In Your Living Room Live Event!


The fatal poisoning of a Russian billionaire sends Gabriel Allon on a dangerous journey across Europe and into the orbit of a musical virtuoso who may hold the key to the truth about his friend’s death. The plot Allon uncovers leads to secret channels of money and influence that go to the very heart of Western democracy and threaten the stability of the global order...

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Tuesday, July 6th, 2021 | at 12 PM CST
Virtual Story Time with Gracey Zhang and Sam Wedelich | Facebook LIVE



Gracey Zhang and Sam Wedelich read from their new books, LALA'S WORDS and CHICKEN LITTLE AND THE BIG BAD WOLF, on Facebook Live | Join us here: Lemuria Bookstore

From debut author-illustrator Gracey Zhang comes a timeless and timely picture book that celebrates the unassuming power of kind words...

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If you like Mo Willems’ Pigeon, you’ll love Sam Wedelich’s Chicken Little! Chicken Little is NOT afraid of anything, not even a wolf.....

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Thursday, July 1st, 2021 | at 5:30PM CST
Virtual Event with Susan Cushman and Ralph Eubanks | Facebook LIVE



Susan Cushman and Ralph Eubanks discuss Susan's new book, JOHN AND MARY MARGARET, on Facebook Live | Join us here: Lemuria Bookstore


We first meet Susan Cushman's characters, John and Mary Margaret, in her short story collection, Friends of the Library. In her second novel and seventh book, Cushman fleshes out their stories, covering over fifty years of their lives in Mississippi and Memphis against the backdrop of the civil rights movement and continuing through current-day events...

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Saturday, June 19th, 2021 | at 11AM CST
In-Store Signing with Michael Farris Smith and Wright Thompson



Michael Farris Smith signs NICK in-store!

Before Nick Carraway moved to West Egg and into Gatsby's periphery, he was at the center of a very different story-one taking place along the trenches and deep within the tunnels of World War I. Floundering in the wake of the destruction he witnessed firsthand, Nick delays his return home, hoping to escape the questions he cannot...

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Wright Thompson signs PAPPYLAND in-store!

The story of how Julian Van Winkle III, the caretaker of the most coveted cult Kentucky Bourbon whiskey in the world, fought to protect his family’s heritage and preserve the taste of his forebears, in a world where authenticity, like his product, is in very short supply...

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Saturday, June 12th, 2021 | Signing at 2:00PM
In Store Signing with Dale Beasley



Dale Beasley signs
WHAT I LEARNED AT THE 'ZOO


Sent from his military family's assignment in Germany back to learn his roots, 14-year-old Dale Beasley discovers in just one summer that his story encompasses a bizarre assortment of individuals, incidents, and experiences. Addiction, conspiracies, music, and religion -- all wrapped up in a humorous blend of summertime heat. Family. Relationships. Memories. Some tears but mostly deep belly laughs...

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Thursday, June 3rd, 2021 | at 5:30PM CST
Virtual Event with Stephen Monroe and W. Ralph Eubanks | Facebook LIVE



Stephen Monroe and W. Ralph Eubanks discuss Stephen's new book, HERITAGE AND HATE, on Facebook Live
Join us here: Lemuria Bookstore


How southern universities presently contend with an inherited panoply of words and symbols that embody and perpetuate Old South traditions. In Heritage and Hate: Old South Rhetoric at Southern Universities, Stephen M. Monroe presents the US South as a pulsating rhetorical landscape, a place where words and symbols rooted in a deeply problematic past litter the ground and contaminate the soil. This provocative text focuses on predominantly white southern universities where Old South rhetoric still reverberates...

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Tuesday, June 1st, 2021 | at 5:30PM CST
Virtual Event with Kiese Laymon and Ebony Lumumba | Facebook LIVE



Kiese Laymon and Ebony Lumumba discuss the new edition of Kiese's book, LONG DIVISION, on Facebook Live |
Join us here: Lemuria Bookstore




From Kiese Laymon, author of the critically acclaimed memoir Heavy, comes a “funny, astute, searching” (The Wall Street Journal) debut novel about Black teenagers that is a satirical exploration of celebrity, authorship, violence, religion, and coming of age in post-Katrina Mississippi. Written in a voice that’s alternately humorous, lacerating, and wise, Long Division features two interwoven stories. In the first, it’s 2013: after an on-stage meltdown during a nationally televised quiz contest, fourteen-year-old Citoyen “City” Coldson becomes an overnight YouTube celebrity...

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Tuesday, May, 25th 2021 | at 5:30PM CST
Virtual Event with Maggie Shipstead and Katy Simpson Smith | Facebook LIVE



Maggie Shipstead and Katy Simpson Smith discuss Maggie's new book, GREAT CIRCLE, on Facebook Live | Join us here: Lemuria Bookstore




Spanning Prohibition-era Montana, the Pacific Northwest, Alaska, New Zealand, wartime London, and modern-day Los Angeles, Great Circle tells the unforgettable story of a daredevil female aviator determined to chart her own course in life, at any cost. After being rescued as infants from a sinking ocean liner in 1914, Marian and Jamie Graves are raised by their dissolute uncle in Missoula, Montana. There—after encountering a pair of barnstorming pilots passing through town in beat-up biplanes...

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Saturday, May 22nd, 2021 | Signing at 12PM + Author Q&A at 12:30PM
In Store Signing with Sherye S. Green and Mildred Schindler Janzen



Sherye S. Green and Mildred Schindler Janzen sign SURVIVING HITLER,
EVADING STALIN


Mildred recounts, in meticulous detail, her treacherous journey and the roller coaster of raw emotions she experiences —fear, regret, loneliness, humility, perseverance, and defiance. Mildred’s odyssey of making her way home and finding her family in a war-torn countryside takes many riveting twists and turns. The discovery of a secret, hidden document offers hope for a brighter future...

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Wednesday, May 19th, 2021 | at 5:30PM CST
Virtual Event with David Weill and Maryanne O'Hara | Facebook LIVE



David Weill and Maryanne O'Hara discuss their new books, EXHALE and LITTLE MATCHES, on Facebook Live | Join us here: Lemuria Bookstore


Exhale is the riveting memoir of a top transplant doctor who rode the emotional rollercoaster of saving and losing lives—until it was time to step back and reassess his own life...

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In the vein of A Year of Magical Thinking and Beautiful Boy, an emotionally raw and inspiring memoir that illuminates a mother’s grief over the loss of her adult child and considers the hope of soulful connections that transcend the boundary of life and death....

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Tuesday, May 18th, 2021 | at 5:30PM CST
Virtual Event with Jeff Guinn and Jim Woodrick | Facebook LIVE



Jeff Guinn and Jim Woodrick discuss Jeff's new book, WAR ON THE BORDER, on Facebook Live | Join us here: Lemuria Bookstore




A dramatic account of the “Punitive Expedition” of 1916 that brought Pancho Villa and Gen. John J. Pershing into conflict, and whose reverberations continue in the Southwestern US to this day. Jeff Guinn, chronicler of the Southwestern US and of American undesirables (Bonnie and Clyde, Charles Manson, Jim Jones) tells the riveting story of Pancho Villa’s bloody raid on a small US border town that sparked a violent conflict with the US. The “Punitive Expedition” was launched in retaliation under Pershing’s command...

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Monday, May 17th, 2021 | at 5:30PM CST
A Lemuria Books & Square Books Virtual Event with Sean Flynn and Aimee Nezhukumatathil via Zoom | *RSVP is required to receive the event link!*



Sean Flynn and Aimee Nezhukumatathil discuss Sean's new book, WHY PEACOCKS?, on Zoom

When Sean Flynn’s neighbor in North Carolina texted “Any chance you guys want a peacock? No kidding!” he stared bewilderedly at his phone. He had never considered whether he wanted a peacock. But as an award-winning magazine writer, this kind of mystery intrigued him...

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Saturday, May 15th, 2021 | at 2PM CST
In Store Signing with William Jeanes



William Jeanes will sign his new book
THE ROAD TO PICKLETOWN


The Road to Pickletown is a collection of newspaper columns by William Jeanes, a former editor-in-chief and publisher of Car and Driver magazine who lives in Mississippi. The pieces include an eclectic selection of recent columns from William's weekly newspaper, the Northside SunThe columns range in tone from warmly humorous to serious outrage and cover subjects that veer from progressive politics to prohibition and from cowbells to Cuba. Most but by no means all have a connection to Mississippi and the south...

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Thursday, May 13th, 2021 | at 5:30PM CST
Virtual Event with Anjali Enjeti and Kiese Laymon | Facebook LIVE



Anjali Enjeti and Kiese Laymon discuss Anjali's new book, THE PARTED EARTH, on Facebook Live | Join us here: Lemuria Bookstore




Spanning more than half a century and cities from New Delhi to Atlanta, Anjali Enjeti’s debut is a heartfelt and human portrait of the long shadow of the Partition of India on the lives of three generations of women. The story begins in August 1947. Unrest plagues the streets of New Delhi leading up to the birth of the Muslim majority nation of Pakistan, and the Hindu majority nation of India. Sixteen-year-old Deepa navigates the changing politics of her home...

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Wednesday, May 12th, 2021 | at 5:30PM CST
Virtual Event with Elizabeth Heiskell, Malcolm White,
and Carol Puckett | Facebook LIVE



Elizabeth Heiskell, Malcolm White, and Carol Puckett discuss Elizabeth's new book, COME ON OVER!, on Facebook Live |
Join us here: Lemuria Bookstore




Everyday recipes with Southern flair and big flavors, from author and TODAY show contributor Elizabeth Heiskell. Elizabeth Heiskell brings her signature Southern flair to her latest book, Come On Over! With warmth and charm, Heiskell shares her go-to recipes for any occasion. Her chapters include Weekdays, Party Days, School Days, Summer Days, Beach Days, Game Days, Diet Days, Cheat Days, and Delta Days. In Weekdays, she shares her recipe for The Good Chicken...

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Tuesday, May 11th, 2021 | at 5:30PM CST
Virtual Event with Stephen Hunter and Matthew Guinn | Facebook LIVE



Stephen Hunter and Matthew Guinn discuss Stephen's new book, BASIL'S WAR, on Facebook Live |
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A swashbuckling British agent goes behind enemy lines to search for a religious text that might hold the key to ending the second World War. Basil St. Florian is an accomplished agent in the British Army, tasked with dozens of dangerous missions for crown and country across the globe. But his current mission, going undercover in Nazi-occupied France during World War II, might be his toughest assignment yet. He will be searching for an ecclesiastic manuscript that doesn’t officially exist, one that genius professor Alan Turing believes may hold the key to a code that could prevent the death of millions and possibly even end the war...

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Saturday, May 8th, 2021 | at 12 PM CST
In Store Signing with Jennifer Baughn and Lee Harper



Jennifer Baughn and Lee Harper will sign their new books, BUILDINGS OF MISSISSIPPI and TINY OXFORD


As Eudora Welty observed, "One place understood helps us know all places better." Nowhere is this more apropos than in her home state of Mississippi. Although accounts of its architecture have long conjured visions...

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TINY OXFORD is Mississippi artist Lee Harper’s homage to her adopted hometown in miniature diorama form...

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Saturday, May 8th, 2021 | at 2PM CST
In Store Signing with Carolyn Brown, Ellen Ruffin, and Eric Tribunella



Carolyn Brown, Ellen Ruffin, and Eric Tribunella will sign their new book,
A DE GRUMMOND PRIMER


During the 1960s, a dedicated library science professor named Lena de Grummond initiated a letter-writing campaign to children's authors and illustrators requesting original manuscripts and artwork to share with her students. Now named after de Grummond, this archive of material grew into one of the largest collections of historical and contemporary youth literature in North America with original contributions from more than 1,400 authors and illustrators, as well as over 185,000 volumes...

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Thursday May 6th, 2021 | at 5:30PM CST
Virtual Event with Julian Sancton and Scott Anderson | Facebook LIVE



Julian Sancton and Scott Anderson discuss Julian's new book, MADHOUSE AT THE END OF THE EARTH, on Facebook Live | Join us here: Lemuria Bookstore


The harrowing true survival story of an early polar expedition that went terribly awry—with the ship frozen in ice and the crew trapped inside for the entire sunless, Antarctic winter—in the tradition of David Grann, Nathaniel Philbrick, and Hampton Sides. In August 1897, the young Belgian commandant Adrien de Gerlache set sail for a three-year expedition aboard the good ship Belgica with dreams of glory. His destination was the uncharted end of the earth: the icy continent of Antarctica...

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Wednesday May, 5th 2021 | at 6:30PM CST
Virtual Event with Eric Nguyen and Nguyễn Phan Quế Mai | Facebook LIVE



Eric Nguyen and Nguyễn Phan Quế Mai discuss Eric's new book, THINGS WE LOST
TO THE WATER
, on Facebook Live |
Join us here: Lemuria Bookstore


In partnership with the Coronavirus Book Club!

A stunning debut novel about an immigrant Vietnamese family who settles in New Orleans and struggles to remain connected to one another as their lives are inextricably reshaped. When Huong arrives in New Orleans with her two young sons, she is jobless, homeless, and worried about her husband, Cong, who remains in Vietnam. As she and her boys begin to settle in to life in America, she continues to send letters and tapes back to Cong, hopeful that they will be reunited and her children will grow up with a father...

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Tuesday May 4th, 2021 | at 6:30PM CST
Virtual Event with Brian Castner and Phil Klay | Facebook LIVE



Brian Castner and Phil Klay discuss Brian's new book, STAMPEDE, on Facebook Live | Join us here: Lemuria Bookstore


A gripping and wholly original account of the epic human tragedy that was the great Klondike Gold Rush of 1897-98. One hundred thousand men and women rushed heedlessly north to make their fortunes; very few did, but many thousands of them died in the attempt. In 1897, the United States was mired in the worst economic depression that the country had yet endured. So when all the newspapers announced gold was to be found in wildly enriching quantities...

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Thursday April 29th, 2021 | at 5:30PM CST
Virtual Event with Sanjena Sathian and Mamta Chaudhry | Facebook LIVE



Sanjena Sathian and Mamta Chaudhry discuss Sanjena's new book, GOLD DIGGERS, on Facebook Live |
Join us here: Lemuria Bookstore




A brilliant Indian-American magical realist coming of age story and the debut of a major talent. Spanning two continents, two coasts, and four epochs, Gold Diggers expertly balances social satire and magical realism in a classic striver story that skewers the model minority narrative, asking what a community must do to achieve the American dream. In razor sharp and deeply funny prose, Sathian perfectly captures what it is to grow up as a member of a family, of a diaspora, and of the American meritocracy...

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Wednesday, April 28th, 2021 | at 12 PM CST
Virtual Event with Carolyn Brown, Ellen Ruffin,
and Eric Tribunella | Facebook LIVE



Carolyn Brown, Ellen Ruffin, and Eric Tribunella discuss their new book, A de Grummond Primer, on Facebook Live |
Join us here: Lemuria Bookstore




During the 1960s, a dedicated library science professor named Lena de Grummond initiated a letter-writing campaign to children's authors and illustrators requesting original manuscripts and artwork to share with her students. Now named after de Grummond, this archive of material grew into one of the largest collections of historical and contemporary youth literature in North America with original contributions from more than 1,400 authors and illustrators, as well as over 185,000 volumes....

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Tuesday, April 27th, 2021 | at 5:30PM CST
Virtual Event with Bob Drury and Tom Clavin | Facebook LIVE



Bob Drury and Tom Clavin discuss their new book, BLOOD AND TREASURE, on Facebook Live | Join us here: Lemuria Bookstore




The explosive true saga of the legendary figure, Daniel Boone, and the bloody struggle for America's frontier by two bestselling authors at the height of their writing power. It is the mid-18th Century, and in the 13 colonies founded by Great Britain, anxious colonists desperate to conquer and settle North America’s “First Frontier” beyond the Appalachian Mountains engage in a never-ending series of bloody battles...

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Monday, April 26th, 2021 | at 1PM CST
Virtual Event with John Grisham and John Evans | Facebook LIVE



John Grisham and John Evans discuss John's new book, SOOLEY, on Facebook Live | Join us here: Lemuria Bookstore




New York Times bestselling author John Grisham takes you to a different kind of court in his first basketball novel. Samuel “Sooley” Sooleymon is a raw, young talent with big hoop dreams…and even bigger challenges off the court. In the summer of his seventeenth year, Sam­uel Sooleymon gets the chance of a lifetime: a trip to the United States with his South Sudanese teammates to play in a showcase basket­ball tournament. He has never been away from home, nor has he ever been on an airplane...

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Thursday, April 15th, 2021 | at 12PM CST
Virtual Event with Andrew Feiler and Stuart Rockoff | Facebook LIVE



Andrew Feiler and Stuart Rockoff discuss Andrew's new book, A BETTER LIFE FOR THEIR CHILDREN, on Facebook Live | Join us here: Lemuria Bookstore



Born to Jewish immigrants, Julius Rosenwald rose to lead Sears, Roebuck & Company and turn it into the world’s largest retailer. Born into slavery, Booker T. Washington became the founding principal of Tuskegee Institute. In 1912 the two men launched an ambitious program to partner with black communities across the segregated South to build public schools for African American children...

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Thursday, April 8th, 2021 | at 5:30PM CST
Virtual Event with Vanessa O'Brien and
Forbes adventure reporter Jim Clash | Facebook LIVE



Vanessa O'Brien and Forbes adventure reporter Jim Clash discuss Vanessa's new book, TO THE GREATEST HEIGHTS, on Facebook Live | Join us here: Lemuria Bookstore


This riveting and uplifting memoir by Vanessa O’Brien, record-breaking American-British explorer, takes you on an unexpected journey to the top of the world’s highest mountains. Long before she became the first American woman to summit K2 and the first British woman to return from its summit alive, Vanessa O’Brien was a feisty suburban Detroit teenager forced to reinvent her world in the wake of a devastating loss that destroyed her family...

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Tuesday, March, 23rd 2021 | at 12PM CST
Virtual Event with Felder Rushing | Facebook LIVE



Felder Rushing discusses his new book, MAVERICK GARDENERS, on Facebook Live | Join us here: Lemuria Bookstore




A fun and exciting inside look at unique DIGrs across the world. “Be forewarned that this book honors people like the woman in my hometown who paints the numbers of her favorite NASCAR drivers on her elephant ears, and a Tokyo gardener with over a hundred bonsai plants.” So says renowned garden journalist Felder Rushing in his new book Maverick Gardeners: Dr. Dirt and Other Determined Independent Gardeners...

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Thursday, March 18th, 2021 | at 5:30PM CST
Virtual Event with W. Ralph Eubanks and Malcolm White | Facebook LIVE



W. Ralph Eubanks and Malcolm White discuss Ralph's new book, A PLACE LIKE MISSISSIPPI, on Facebook Live | Join us here: Lemuria Bookstore




In A Place Like Mississippi, award-winning author and Mississippi native W. Ralph Eubanks treats us to a literary tour of the evocative landscapes that have inspired writers in every era. From Faulkner to Wright, Welty to Trethewey, Mississippi has been both a backdrop and a central character in some of the most compelling prose and poetry of modern literature...

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Tuesday, March 16th, 2021 | at 12PM CST
Virtual Event with Patrick Dean and Boyce Upholt | Facebook LIVE



Patrick Dean and Boyce Upholt discuss Patrick's new book, A WINDOW TO HEAVEN, on Facebook Live | Join us here: Lemuria Bookstore

The captivating and heroic story of Hudson Stuck—an Episcopal priest—and his team's history-making summit of Denali. In 1913, four men made a months-long journey by dog sled to the base of the tallest mountain in North America. Several groups had already tried but failed to reach the top of a mountain whose size—occupying 120 square miles of the earth’s surface —and position as the Earth’s northernmost peak of more than 6,000 meters elevation make it one of the world’s deadliest mountains...

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Tuesday, February 23rd, 2021 | at 12PM CST
Virtual Event with James Carl Nelson and Jim Woodrick | Facebook LIVE



James Carl Nelson and Jim Woodrick discuss James's new book, THE YORK PATROL, on Facebook Live | Join us here: Lemuria Bookstore




In the vein of Band of Brothers and American Sniper, a riveting history of Alvin York, the World War I legend who killed two dozen Germans and captured more than 100, detailing York's heroics yet also restoring the unsung heroes of his patrol to their rightful place in history—from renowned World War I historian James Carl Nelson...

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Tuesday, February 16th, 2021 | at 12PM CST
Virtual Event with Kristin Hannah and Paula McLain | Zoom Event
*BOOK PURCHASE IS REQUIRED TO ATTEND*



Kristin Hannah and Paula McLain discuss Kristin's new book, THE FOUR WINDS, on Zoom.



From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Nightingale and The Great Alone comes an epic novel of love and heroism and hope, set against the backdrop of one of America’s most defining eras—the Great Depression. Texas, 1934. Millions are out of work and a drought has broken the Great Plains. Farmers are fighting to keep their land and their livelihoods as the crops are failing, the...

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Tuesday, February 9th, 2021 | at 12PM CST
Virtual Event with Michelle Duster and Ebony Lumumba | Facebook LIVE



Michelle Duster and Ebony Lumumba discuss Michelle's new book, IDA B. THE QUEEN, on Facebook Live | Join us here: Lemuria Bookstore



Ida B. Wells committed herself to the needs of those who did not have power. In the eyes of the FBI, this made her a “dangerous negro agitator.” In the annals of history, it makes her an icon. Ida B. the Queen tells the awe-inspiring story of an inspirational woman who was often overlooked and underestimated—a woman who refused to exit a train car meant for white passengers...

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Wednesday, February 3rd, 2021 | at 6PM CST/7PM ET
Virtual Event with Charles M. Blow and Bakari Sellers | Crowdcast
*BOOK PURCHASE IS REQUIRED TO ATTEND*



Charles M. Blow and Bakari Sellers discuss Charles's new book, THE DEVIL YOU KNOW, on Crowdcast in partnership with Harper Collins

From journalist and New York Times bestselling author Charles Blow comes a powerful manifesto and call to action for Black Americans to amass political power and fight white supremacy. Acclaimed columnist and author Charles Blow never wanted to write a “race book.” But as violence against Black people—both physical and psychological—seemed only to...

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Tuesday, February 2nd, 2021 | at 5:30PM CST
A Lemuria Books & Square Books Virtual Event with Jerry Mitchell and Reena Evers Everette via Zoom | *RSVP is required to receive the event link!*



Jerry Mitchell and Reena Evers Everette discuss Jerry's newly released paperback, RACE AGAINST TIME, on Zoom in partnership with MCIR and The Mississippi Book Festival

THIS EVENT IS CLOSED.


The MacArthur Genius investigative reporter tells the tick-tock story of three infamous, unsolved Civil Rights Era murders and how he reopened these cold cases, ultimately bringing Klansmen to justice, decades after they'd gotten away with murder....

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Tuesday, January 26th, 2021 | at 12:00PM CST
Virtual Event with Sherye S. Green and
Mildred Schindler Janzen | Facebook LIVE



Sherye S. Green and Mildred Schindler Janzen discuss their new book, SURVIVING HITLER, EVADING STALIN, on Facebook Live | Join us here: Lemuria Bookstore


The peaceful farm life of a teenage girl in Germany is abruptly upended when WWII comes knocking at her family’s door. One month before her sixteenth birthday, Mildred “Mickchen” Schindler and her family are captured by Russian Soldiers. Having already survived life in Hitler’s Nazi Germany, they now face the terror of a new enemy...

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Friday, January 15th, 2021 | at 5:30PM CST
Virtual Event with Angie Thomas and Russell Hornsby | Zoom Webinar
*Book purchase is required to attend*



Angie Thomas and Russell Hornsby discuss Angie's new book, CONCRETE ROSE, via Zoom Webinar | *BOOK PURCHASE IS REQUIRED*



The engrossing and hard-hitting third novel by Angie Thomas, author of the #1 New York Times bestselling, award-winning The Hate U Give and On the Come Up, about a teen, Maverick Carter, Starr’s father. International phenomenon Angie Thomas revisits Garden Heights seventeen years before the events of The Hate U Give in this searing and poignant exploration...

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Thursday, January 14th, 2021 | at 12PM CST
Virtual Event with Robert Jones Jr. and Chanelle Benz | Facebook LIVE



Robert Jones Jr. and Chanelle Benz discuss Robert's new book, THE PROPHETS, on Facebook Live | Join us here: Lemuria Bookstore



A singular and stunning debut novel about the forbidden union between two enslaved young men on a Deep South plantation, the refuge they find in each other, and a betrayal that threatens their existence. Isaiah was Samuel’s and Samuel was Isaiah’s. That was the way it was since the beginning, and the way it was to be until the end. In the barn...

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Tuesday, January 12th, 2021 | at 12PM CST
Virtual Event with Ed Tarkington and Matt Bondurant | Facebook LIVE



Ed Tarkington and Matt Bondurant discuss Ed's new book, THE FORTUNATE ONES, on Facebook Live | Join us here: Lemuria Bookstore



When Charlie Boykin was young, he thought his life with his single mother on the working-class side of Nashville was perfectly fine. But when his mother arranges for him to be admitted as a scholarship student to an elite private school, he is suddenly introduced to what the world can feel like to someone cushioned by money. That world, he discovers, is an almost irresistible place where one...

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Tuesday, January 5th, 2021 | at 5:30PM CST
Virtual Event with Michael Farris Smith and Matthew Guinn | Facebook LIVE



Michael Farris Smith and Matthew Guinn discuss Michael's new book, NICK, on Facebook Live | Join us here: Lemuria Bookstore



Critically acclaimed novelist Michael Farris Smith pulls Nick Carraway out of the shadows and into the spotlight in this fascinating look into his life before Gatsby. Before Nick Carraway moved to West Egg and into Gatsby's periphery, he was at the center of a very different story-one taking place along the trenches and deep within the tunnels of World War I...

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