Event with Garth Risk Hallberg
Saturday, June 15th | 12:00
Signing at 12:00pm | Reading at 12:30

Garth Risk Hallberg signs, THE SECOND COMING.

When thirteen-year-old Jolie Aspern drops her phone onto the subway tracks in 2011, her estranged dad, Ethan, seems like the furthest thing from her mind. A convicted felon and recovering addict, Ethan has long struggled to see beyond himself. But then a call from New York makes him fear his daughter’s in deeper trouble than anyone realizes. And believing he’s the only one who can save her...

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Event with Kwame Moore
Saturday, June 22nd | 12:00
Signing at 12:00pm

Kwame Moore signs, GAME OVER.

On November 18, 2013, my life would be forever altered. Not only was my life upended, but my family’s as well, especially my kids. I was sentenced to 20 years in prison for a plant that is now being sold legally in 40 of the 50 states in the US. Over 20 years ago, we introduced medical marijuana to the state. It is a legally sold commodity now, but because of my felony conviction, I am forever barred in participating...

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Event with Boyce Upholt + Ernest Herndon
Monday, June 24th | 5:00
Signing at 5:00pm | Reading at 5:30



Boyce Upholt signs, THE GREAT RIVER.

A sweeping history of the Mississippi River—and the centuries of human meddling that have transformed both it and America. The Mississippi River lies at the heart of America, an undeniable life force that is intertwined with the nation’s culture and history. Its watershed spans almost half the country, Mark Twain’s travels on the river inspired our first national literature, and jazz and blues were born in its floodplains and carried upstream...

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Ernest Herndon signs, PADDLEWAYS OF MISSISSIPPI.

A celebration of the Magnolia State's exceptional waterways Mississippi rivers and creeks have shaped every aspect of the state’s geology, ecology, economy, settlement, and politics. Mississippi's paddleways—its rivers, rills, creeks, and streams—are its arteries, its lifeblood, and the connective tissues that tie its stories and histories together and flood them with a sense of place and impel them along the current of time. m...

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Event with Anthony Thaxton + John Anderson
Tuesday, July 2nd | 4:30
Signing at 4:30pm | Reading at 5:00pm

Anthony Thaxton + John Anderson sign, THE BICYCLE LOFS OF WALTER ANDERSON.

An explorer as well as an artist, Walter Anderson consistently kept logs and created artwork on his journeys. Whether he was walking through China toward Tibet, sailing a small boat out to camp on a wilderness island, or bicycling two thousand miles, his travels are fascinating and paint an image of a unique life. The Bicycle Logs of Walter Anderson gives an extraordinary opportunity to look through the eyes of an artist as he is becoming an artist...

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Friday, July 12th | 6:00



Event with Larry Wells
Tuesday, July 16th | 5:00pm
Signing at 5:00pm | Reading at 5:30

Larry Wells signs, GHOSTWRITER + FAIR YOUTH.

GHOSTWRITER: Two people, principal and ghostwriter, collaborate on the controversial story of Edward de Vere, 17th Earl of Oxford, and his alleged affair with Queen Elizabeth I. Part literary mystery, part an examination of what constitutes fiction versus reality, Ghostwriter is based on the true story of author Lawrence Wells, 45, hired by the University of Mississippi in 1987 to ghostwrite a novel for a wealthy, eccentric donor (“Mrs. F,” 75), who was convinced that Edward de Vere...

FAIR YOUTH:"Fair Youth" explores the legend that a love affair between Edward de Vere, 17th Earl of Oxford, 20, Lord Great Chamberlain, and Queen Elizabeth I, 37, produced a son, Henry, born in secret and given to a nobleman whose heir died in infancy. Acting as Lord Chamberlain in charge of producing plays for Elizabeth's court, Oxford circulates sonnets that idolize a "Fair Youth" and hint that he

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Event with Eli Cranor
Thursday, July 18th | 5:00
Signing at 5:00pm | Reading at 5:30

Eli Cranor signs, BROILER.

Gabriela Menchaca and Edwin Saucedo are hardworking, undocumented employees at the Detmer Foods chicken plant in Springdale, Arkansas, just a stone’s throw away from the trailer park where they’ve lived together for seven years. While dealing with personal tragedies of their own, the young couple endures the brutal, dehumanizing conditions at the plant in exchange for barebones pay...

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Event with Shaun Hamil + Ellen Rodgers Daniels
Tuesday, July 23rd | 5:00
Signing at 5:00pm | Reading at 5:30pm



Shaun Hamil signs, THE DISSONANCE.

From the acclaimed author of A Cosmology of Monsters ("I loved it" —Stephen King) comes an epic contemporary fantasy, a mixture of The Magicians and It: a story of dark magic, terrible mistakes, and second chances. "You can never go home again," the saying goes—but Hal, Athena, and Erin have to. In high school, the three were students of the eccentric Professor Marsh, trained in a secret system of magic known as the Dissonance, which is built around harnessing negative emotions: alienation, anger, pain...

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Event with Amanda Bellows
Thursday, August 1st | 5:00
Signing at 5:00pm | Reading at 5:30pm

Amanda Bellows signs, THE EXPLORERS.

A fascinating new history of America, told through the stories of a diverse cast of ten extraordinary—and often overlooked—adventurers, from Sacagawea to Sally Ride, who pushed the boundaries of discovery and determined our national destiny. The archetype of the American explorer, a rugged white man, has dominated our popular culture since the late eighteenth century, when Daniel Boone’s autobiography captivated readers with tales of treacherous journeys. But our commonly held ideas...

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Event with Julie Liddell Whitehead
Saturday, August 24th | 12:00
Signing at 12:00pm

Julie Liddell Whitehead signs, HURRICANE BABY.

In 2005, Wendy Magnum of Hattiesburg, Mississippi suffers remorse after having an intimate encounter with Judd McKay, a friend her husband, Ray, trusted with his family during Hurricane Katrina. Tommy Hebert turns to alcohol to handle what he saw in search-and-rescue in Metairie, Louisiana. Mike Seabrook’s relationships with his God and his wife...

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