Tuesday, February 26, 2019
Signing 5:00



Milan Sergent signs Candlewicke 13
Cryptic Quill Publishing (2/2019)

Valor McRaven tries to hide his odd symptoms from the “normal” witches. His shadow moves on its own, and he sometimes makes objects move without the required wand. Valor refuses to believe the rumors about his family, even after Mystic Ministry locks the McRavens in the sanatorium and schedules him to be the hunted fox in a ghastly tournament with blindfolded ogres, boiling cauldrons, and cats with moon madness...

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Wednesday, February 27, 2019
Signing 5:00 | Reading 5:30


James T. Campbell and Elaine Owens sign Mississippi Witness
University Press of Mississippi (2/2019)

In June 1964, Neshoba County, Mississippi, provided the setting for one of the most notorious crimes of the civil rights era: the Klan-orchestrated murder of three young voting-rights workers, James Chaney, Michael Schwerner, and Andrew Goodman. Captured on the road between the towns of Philadelphia and Meridian, the three were driven to a remote country crossroads, shot, and buried in an earthen dam, from which their bodies were recovered after a forty-four-day search...

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Thursday, February 28, 2019
Event at Belhaven's Center for the Arts
4:00 in conversation with Ebony Lumumba | signing to follow



Angie Thomas signs On the Come Up
Balzer & Bray (2/2019)

This event is ticketed. To purchase a ticket, visit Lemuria or call 601-366-7619.

Tickets are $18.99 plus tax and come with a signed copy of On the Come Up, admittance for one person to the event, and admittance to the inscription line to meet Angie. General admission seating.

Belhaven University Center for the Arts | 835 Riverside Drive, Jackson, MS, 39202



Friday, March 1, 2019
Signing 5:00 | Reading 5:30



Adam Makos signs Spearhead
Ballantine (2/2019)

From the bestselling author of A Higher Call comes the untold story of a World War II tank company fighting from Normandy to the heart of the Third Reich, where a humble gunner would meet destiny in an iconic duel. Clarence Smoyer began the war as a gentle giant, a factory worker from Pennsylvania coal country reluctant to unleash the power of the Sherman tank he crewed. But as his tank platoon fought its way across Europe, into Germany, and he watched his friends cut down one by one, he learned to kill with deadly accuracy and efficiency...

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Tuesday, March 5, 2019
Signing 3:30 | Reading 5:30



Greg Iles signs Cemetery Road
William Morrow (3/2019)

The #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Natchez Burning trilogy returns with an electrifying tale of friendship, betrayal, and shattering secrets that threaten to destroy a small Mississippi town. When Marshall McEwan left his hometown at age eighteen, he vowed never to return. The trauma that drove him away ultimately spurred him to become one of the most successful journalists in Washington D.C...

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Friday, March 8, 2019
Signing 5:00 | Reading 5:30



Peter Heller signs The River
Knopf (3/2019)

From the best-selling author of The Dog Stars, the story of two college students on a wilderness canoe trip—a gripping tale of a friendship tested by fire, white water, and violence. Wynn and Jack have been best friends since freshman orientation, bonded by their shared love of mountains, books, and fishing. Wynn is a gentle giant, a Vermont kid never happier than when his feet are in the water. Jack is more rugged, raised on a ranch in Colorado where sleeping under the stars and cooking on a fire came as naturally to him as breathing...

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Wednesday, March 13, 2019
Signing 5:00 | Reading 5:30



Ken Wells signs Gumbo Life
W. W. Norton (3/2019)

Ask any self-respecting Louisianan who makes the best gumbo and the answer is universal: “Momma.” The product of a melting pot of culinary influences, gumbo, in fact, reflects the diversity of the people who cooked it up: French aristocrats, West Africans in bondage, Cajun refugees, German settlers, Native Americans—all had a hand in the pot. What is it about gumbo that continues to delight and nourish so many? And what explains its spread around the world?...

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Tuesday, March 26, 2019
Poetry reading 5:00



A community reading of Dead Man's Float in honor of Jim Harrison
Copper Canyon (9/2018)

Lemuria toasts author, poet, and friend Jim Harrison, celebrating his life and work with a community reading of Harrison's last book of poetry, Dead Man's Float. All are invited -- you don't have to participate or purchase anything to attend. For those who wish to participate, poems will be read in sequential order and poem selections are first come, first served. If you would like to read, give us a call or come by the bookstore to select your poem. Please join us for a reverent evening. Beverages will be served in remembrance of our dear pal Jim.



Tuesday, March 26, 2019
Signing 5:00 | Story time 5:30


Greg Pizzoli signs The Book Hog
Disney-Hyperion (3/2019)

Geisel Medalist Greg Pizzoli presents a new character who is sure to steal your heart in this picture book full of humorous charm and vivid illustrations. The Book Hog loves books—the way they look, the way they feel, the way they smell—and he'll grab whatever he can find. There's only one problem: he can't read! But when a kind librarian invites him to join for storytime, this literature-loving pig discovers the treasure that books really are...

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Wednesday, March 27, 2019
Signing 5:00 | Reading 5:30



Tom Clavin signs Wild Bill
St. Martin's (2/2019)

The definitive true story of Wild Bill, the first lawman of the Wild West, by the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Dodge City. In July 1865, "Wild Bill" Hickok shot and killed Davis Tutt in Springfield, MO—the first quick-draw duel on the frontier. Thus began the reputation that made him a marked man to every gunslinger in the Wild West...

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Thursday, March 28, 2019
Signing 5:00 | Reading 5:30


Lovejoy Boteler signs Crooked Snake
University Press of Mississippi (2/2019)

The true story of a kidnapper's calamitous criminal life as told by the man he abducted. In 1968, during Albert Lepard's fifth escape from a life sentence at Parchman Penitentiary, he kidnapped Lovejoy Boteler, then eighteen years old, from his family's farm in Grenada, Mississippi. Three decades later, still beset by half-buried memories of that time, Boteler began researching his kidnapper's nefarious, sordid life to discover how and why this terrifying abduction occurred...

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Monday, April 1, 2019
Signing 5:00 | Reading 5:30



Philip Shirley signs The Graceland Conspiracy
Mindbridge (4/2019)

The Graceland Conspiracy delivers a coming-of-age story wrapped in a crime thriller. A rebellious young man becomes caught in a 1990s conspiracy in which the government will stop at nothing to prevent the release of sensitive information about a 1970s crime that could still bring down many powerful government figures and rewrite American pop-culture history...

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Tuesday, April 2, 2019
Signing 5:00 | Reading 5:30


River Jordan signs Confessions of a Christian Mystic
FaithWords (4/2019)

From the author of Praying for Strangers and four Southern gothic novels comes a chronicle of faith and spirituality that is personal, raw, wise, revelatory - and very funny. With a unique mix of passionate revelation and quirky humor, River Jordan takes us on a journey through her Southern childhood to her present-day life as a novelist. Her stories run the gamut from dancing disco nights and midnight desert rides to surprise visitations with the Divine...

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Thursday, April 4, 2019
Signing 5:00 | Reading 5:30


Janet Brown signs Deadly Visits
Dogwood Press (4/2019)

"Just when you thought you’d seen every possible suspense plot, along comes Deadly Visits—a tale that’s part ghost story, and part high-tech thriller. With settings that range from South Dakota to Mississippi, award-winning author Janet Brown has created a fast-moving and compelling novel, one that’ll grab you and never let go. I loved it!"

—John M. Floyd, Edgar nominee and three time Derringer Award winner

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Friday, April 12, 2019
Signing 5:00 | Reading 5:30



Nell Freudenberger signs Lost and Wanted
Knopf (4/2019)

An emotionally engaging, suspenseful new novel from the best-selling author, told in the voice of a renowned physicist: an exploration of female friendship, romantic love, and parenthood—bonds that show their power in surprising ways. Helen Clapp’s breakthrough work on black holes in five-dimensional spacetime landed her a tenured professorship at MIT; her popular books explain physics in plain terms. Helen is skeptical, even contemptuous, of anything remotely pseudo-scientific. So it’s particularly vexing when, early one morning, she gets a phone call from a friend who has just died...

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Tuesday, April 16, 2019
Signing 5:00 | Reading 5:30


William Alsup signs Won Over
NewSouth Books (3/2019)

What was it like growing up white in Mississippi as the civil rights movement exploded in the 1950s and ‘60s? How did some white children reconcile the decency and fairness taught by their parents with the indecency and unfairness of the Mississippi “Way of Life,” the euphemism applied to Jim Crow segregation? Won Over: Reflections of a Federal Judge on His Journey from Jim Crow Mississippi by William Alsup traces the influences that drew the author from accepted Southern attitudes toward a color-blind ideal...

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Wednesday, April 24, 2019
Signing 5:00 | Reading 5:30



Helen Ellis signs Southern Lady Code
Doubleday (4/2019)

Helen Ellis has a mantra: “If you don’t have something nice to say, say something not-so-nice in a nice way.” Say “weathered” instead of “she looks like a cake left out in the rain.” Say “early-developed” instead of “brace face and B cups.” And for the love of Coke Salad, always say “Sorry you saw something that offended you” instead of “Get that stick out of your butt, Miss Prissy Pants”...

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Thursday, April 25, 2019
Signing 5:00 | Reading 5:30



Ali Benjamin signs The Next Great Paulie Fink
Little, Brown (4/2019)

In this highly anticipated second novel by the author of the award-winning, bestselling The Thing About Jellyfish, being the new kid at school isn't easy, especially when you have to follow in the footsteps of a classroom prankster like Paulie Fink. When Caitlyn Breen enters the tiny Mitchell School in rural Mitchell, Vermont, she is a complete outsider: the seventh grade has just ten other kids, and they've known each other since kindergarten...

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Friday, May 3, 2019
Signing 5:00 | Reading 5:30



Diane McPhail signs The Abolitionist's Daughter
Kensington (4/2019)

In her sweeping debut, Diane C. McPhail offers a powerful, profoundly emotional novel that explores a little-known aspect of Civil War history—Southern Abolitionists—and the timeless struggle to do right even amidst bitter conflict. On a Mississippi morning in 1859, Emily Matthews begs her father to save a slave, Nathan, about to be auctioned away from his family. Judge Matthews is an abolitionist who runs an illegal school for his slaves, hoping to eventually set them free...

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Monday, May 13, 2019
Signing 5:00 | Reading 5:30



Casey Cep signs Furious Hours
Knopf (5/2019)

The stunning story of an Alabama serial killer and the true-crime book that Harper Lee worked on obsessively in the years after To Kill a Mockingbird. Reverend Willie Maxwell was a rural preacher accused of murdering five of his family members for insurance money in the 1970s. With the help of a savvy lawyer, he escaped justice for years until a relative shot him dead at the funeral of his last victim. Despite hundreds of witnesses, Maxwell’s murderer was acquitted...

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Tuesday, May 21, 2019
Signing 5:00 | Reading 5:30



Mary Miller signs Biloxi
Liveright (5/2019)

Mary Miller seizes the mantle of southern literature with this wry tale of middle age and the unexpected turns a life can take. Like her predecessors Ann Beattie and Raymond Carver, Mary Miller brings an essential voice to her generation. Building on her critically acclaimed novel, The Last Days of California, and her biting collection, Always Happy Hour, Miller slyly transports readers to her unapologetic corner of the South—this time, Biloxi, Mississippi, home to sixty-three-year-old Louis McDonald Jr...

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