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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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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Wednesday, April 28th, 2021 | at 5:30PM 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 |
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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 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 |
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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 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 |
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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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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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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 |Join us here: Lemuria Bookstore




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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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 |
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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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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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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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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, 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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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 |
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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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Wednesday, June 16th, 2021 | at 5:30PM CST
Virtual Event with Curtis Wilkie and Jerry Mitchell | Facebook LIVE



Curtis Wilkie and Jerry Mitchell discuss Curtis's new book, WHEN EVIL LIVED IN LAUREL, on Facebook Live |Join us here: Lemuria Bookstore




The inside story of how a courageous FBI informant helped to bring down the KKK organization responsible for a brutal civil rights–era killing. By early 1966, the work of Vernon Dahmer was well known in south Mississippi. A light-skinned Black man, he was a farmer, grocery store owner, and two-time president of the Forrest County chapter of the NAACP. He and Medgar Evers founded a youth NAACP chapter in Hattiesburg, and for years after Evers’s assassination Dahmer...

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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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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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