Saturday, July 27, 2019
Signing 2:00



Janet Ferguson signs The Art of Rivers
Southern Sun Press (7/2019)

Rivers Sullivan bears both visible and invisible scars—those on her shoulder from a bullet wound and those on her heart from the loss of her fiancé during the same brutal attack. Not even her background as an art therapist can help her regain her faith in humanity. Still, she scrapes together the courage to travel to St. Simons Island to see the beach cottage and art gallery she’s inherited from her fiancé. When she stumbles upon recovering addicts running her gallery, she’s forced to reckon with her own healing...

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Saturday, August 3, 2019
Signing 2:00



Marilyn Tinnin signs MaeMae's Grandmother Book
Life Story Publishing (7/2019)

MaeMae is a Southern grandmother who shares a few well-learned life lessons straight from the heart. With real people stories and reflections from her own experience, she covers a broad range of subjects with humor, grace, and an ample dose of Truth. Parents, grandparents, and young adults can enjoy these 12 thought-provoking chapters together...

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Tuesday, August 6, 2019
Signing 5:00 | Reading 5:30



Brian Noyes signs Red Truck Bakery Cookbook
Clarkson Potter (10/2018)

Red Truck Bakery Cookbook is your one-way ticket to making delicious cakes, pies, and cookies from the popular Virginia bakery located 50 miles outside Washington, DC. From Double-Chocolate Moonshine Cake and Caramel Pumpkin Pie to the highly praised (and coveted) Red Truck Bakery Granola, you’ll be able to make these knockout desserts for friends, family, and (most important) yourself. ...

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Wednesday, August 7, 2019
Event at the Eudora Welty House
Signing 5:00 | Reading 5:30

AUTHOR PHOTO CREDIT: Maude Schuyler Clay


Lisa Howorth signs Summerlings
Doubleday (8/2019)

Written with humor and poignancy, Summerlings is a powerful testament to love and friendship amid uncertain times—a Cold War coming-of-age story in which three best friends confront their fears of the Bomb, Russian spies, bullies, and their role in the tragic event that ushers them into adulthood. It’s the summer of 1959. For the families who live on Connors Lane in Washington DC, life is still defined by what one did during WWII...

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Tuesday, August 13, 2019
Signing 5:00 | Reading 5:30



Margerita Jurkovic signs Margerita's Gridiron Adventure
Frascogna (8/2019)

In mere months, Slovenian-born lawyer Margerita Jurkovic went from knowing literally nothing about American football to not only developing a love for the game, but a fascination with the overarching culture around the sport. She grew to adore her adopted law firm family and the city of Jackson, Mississippi, and along the way she developed a deep affinity for the way Southern men teach their sons about love, honor, and protecting the women they cherish...

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Wednesday, August 14, 2019
Signing 5:00 | Reading 5:30

AUTHOR PHOTO CREDIT: Devon Marlantes


Karl Marlantes signs Deep River
Atlantic Monthly (8/2019)

From the New York Times-bestselling author of Matterhorn and What It Is Like to Go to War, a rich family saga about Finnish immigrants who settle and tame the Pacific Northwest, set against the early labor movements, World War I, and the upheaval of early twentieth-century America. Karl Marlantes’s debut novel Matterhorn has been hailed as a modern classic of war literature. In his new novel, Deep River, Marlantes turns to another mode of storytelling—the family epic—to craft a stunningly expansive narrative of human suffering, courage, and reinvention.

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Thursday, August 15, 2019
Signing 5:00 | Reading 5:30



Martin Clark signs The Substitution Order
Knopf (7/2019)

From Martin Clark—praised by Entertainment Weekly as “our best legal-thriller writer”—comes a wickedly clever, tenderhearted, and intricately plotted novel about a hard-luck lawyer’s refusal to concede defeat, even as fate, the court system, and a gang of untouchable con artists conspire against him. Kevin Moore, once a high-flying Virginia attorney, hits rock bottom after an inexplicably tumultuous summer leaves him disbarred and separated from his wife. Short on cash...

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Thursday, August 22, 2019
Signing 5:00 | Reading 5:30



Melody Golding signs Life Between The Levees
University Press Mississippi (5/2019)

Life Between the Levees is a chronicle of first-person reflections and folklore from pilots who have dedicated their lives to the river. The stories are as diverse as the storytellers themselves, and the volume is full of drama, suspense, and a way of life a “landlubber” could never imagine. Although waterways and ports in the Mississippi corridor move billions of dollars of products throughout the US and foreign markets, in today's world those who live and work on land have little knowledge of the river...

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Tuesday, August 27, 2019
Signing 5:00 | Reading 5:30



Susan Cushman signs Friends of the Library
Koehler Books (8/2019)

When Adele Covington becomes an author in her sixties, she goes on a book tour to speak to the Friends of the Library groups in ten small towns in her home state of Mississippi. Chasing her personal demons through the Christ-haunted South of her childhood, Adele befriends an eclectic group of wounded people and decides to tell their stories. From Eupora to Meridian, from a budding artist with an abusive husband to a seven-year-old with a rare form of cancer, each story contains elements of hope and ...

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Wednesday, September 4, 2019
Signing 5:00 | Reading 5:30



Sarah M. Broom signs The Yellow House
Grove Press (8/2019)

A brilliant, haunting and unforgettable memoir from a stunning new talent about the inexorable pull of home and family, set in a shotgun house in New Orleans East. In 1961, Sarah M. Broom’s mother Ivory Mae bought a shotgun house in the then-promising neighborhood of New Orleans East and built her world inside of it. It was the height of the Space Race and the neighborhood was home to a major NASA plant—the postwar optimism seemed assured. Widowed, Ivory Mae remarried Sarah’s father...

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Tuesday, September 17, 2019
Signing 5:00 | Reading 5:30



Neil White and Rick Cleveland sign Stories from 125 Years of Ole Miss Football
Nautilus Pubishing (8/2019)

To commemorate 125 years of Ole Miss football history, the Nautilus Publishing Company has published Stories from 125 Years of Ole Miss Football, a collection of stories and photographs that don’t fit the typical “sports book” model. White and his team of contributors — including Rick Cleveland, Billy Watkins, Robert Khayat, Jeff Roberson — interviewed more than 100 former players and coaches, as well as children, grandchildren, and widows of former Rebels. Some of the stories...

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Wednesday, September 18, 2019
Signing 5:00 | Reading 5:30



Shaun Hamill signs A Cosmology of Monsters
Pantheon (9/2019)

"If John Irving ever wrote a horror novel, it would be something like this. I loved it.” —Stephen King

A tender and terrifying literary horror novel—the author’s debut—that tells the story of a family (creators of a haunted house attraction called the Wandering Dark) and the hereditary monsters—both metaphorical and all-too-real—that haunt them...

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Tuesday, September 24, 2019
YOUNG ADULT AUTHOR EVENT
Signing 5:00 | Reading 5:30



Brittney Morris signs SLAY
Simon and Schuster (9/2019)

Ready Player One meets The Hate U Give in this dynamite debut novel that follows a black teen game developer as she battles a real-life troll intent on ruining the Black Panther-inspired video game she created and the safe community it represents for black gamers. By day, seventeen-year-old Kiera Johnson is an honors student, a math tutor, and one of the only black kids at Jefferson Academy. But at home, she joins hundreds of thousands of black gamers who duel worldwide as Nubian personas in the secret multiplayer online role-playing card game, SLAY...

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Thursday, September 26, 2019
MIDDLE GRADE AUTHOR EVENT
Signing 5:00 | Reading 5:30



Trenton Lee Stewart signs The Mysterious Benedict Society and the Riddle of Ages
Little Brown (9/2019)

The Mysterious Benedict Society is a modern classic, drawing comparisons to J.K. Rowling and Roald Dahl, named a Time magazine "Best Young Adult Book of All Time," and selling over three million copies. Some time has passed since the inimitable quartet of Reynie, Sticky, Kate, and Constance have had a mission together. But with the arrival of a new Society member -- and a new threat -- they must reunite to face dilemmas more dangerous than ever before, including the villainous...

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Wednesday, October 23, 2019
Signing 5:00 | Reading 5:30



Saeed Jones signs How We Fight for Our Lives
Simon and Schuster (10/2019)

Haunted and haunting, Jones’s memoir tells the story of a young, black, gay man from the South as he fights to carve out a place for himself, within his family, within his country, within his own hopes, desires, and fears. Through a series of vignettes that chart a course across the American landscape, Jones draws readers into his boyhood and adolescence—into tumultuous relationships with his mother and grandmother, into passing flings with lovers, friends and strangers...

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in conversation with KIESE LAYMON



Monday, October 28, 2019
Signing 5:00 | Reading 5:30



Donald L. Miller signs Vicksburg
Simon and Schuster (10/2019)

Vicksburg, Mississippi, was the last stronghold of the Confederacy on the Mississippi River. It prevented the Union from using the river for shipping between the Union-controlled Midwest and New Orleans and the Gulf of Mexico. The Union navy tried to take Vicksburg, which sat on a high bluff overlooking the river, but couldn’t do it. General Grant moved his army south and joined forces with Admiral Porter, but even together they could not come up with a successful plan...

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Tuesday, October 29, 2019
Signing 5:00 | Reading 5:30



Chris Edmunds signs No Surrender
Harper Collins (10/2019)

Part contemporary detective story, part World War II historical narrative, No Surrender is the inspiring true story of Roddie Edmonds, a Knoxville-born enlistee who risked his life during the final days of World War II to save others from murderous Nazis, and the lasting effects his actions had on thousands of lives—then and now. Captured in the Battle of the Bulge, Master Sergeant Roddie Edmonds was the highest-ranking American soldier at Stalag IXA, a prisoner of war camp near Ziegenhain, Germany. A native of Knoxville, Tennessee, Roddie was a simple...

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Wednesday, November 6, 2019
Signing 5:00 | Reading 5:30



Margaret Wilkerson Sexton signs The Revisioners
Counterpoint (11/2019)

In 1925, Josephine is the proud owner of a thriving farm. As a child, she channeled otherworldly power to free herself from slavery. Now, her new neighbor, a white woman named Charlotte, seeks her company, and an uneasy friendship grows between them. But Charlotte has also sought solace in the Ku Klux Klan, a relationship that jeopardizes Josephine's family. Nearly one hundred years later, Josephine's descendant, Ava, is a single mother who has just lost her job....

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Thursday, November 14, 2019
Event at Cathead Distillery
Signing Time: TBD



Sean Brock signs South
Workman (10/2019)

Southern food is one of the most beloved and delicious cuisines in America. And who better to give us the key elements of Southern cuisine than Sean Brock, the award-winning chef and Southern-food crusader. In South, Brock shares his recipes for key components of the cuisine, from grits and fried chicken to collard greens and corn bread. Recipes can be mixed and matched to make a meal or eaten on their own. Taken together, they make up the essential elements...

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in conversation with JOHN CURRENCE