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 Publishing (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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Thursday, September 19, 2019
Joint Author Event with Lovejoy Boteler and Richard Grant

Signing 5:00 | Reading 5:30



Lovejoy Boteler signs Crooked Snake
University of Mississippi Press (02/2019)

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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Richard Grant signs Dispatches from Pluto
Simon and Schuster (2015)

Adventure writer Richard Grant takes on “the most American place on Earth”—the enigmatic, beautiful, often derided Mississippi Delta. Richard Grant and his girlfriend were living in a shoebox apartment in New York City when they decided on a whim to buy an old plantation house in the Mississippi Delta. Dispatches from Pluto is their journey of discovery into this strange and wonderful American place. Imagine A Year In Provence with alligators and assassins, or Midnight ...

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Frank LaRue Owen signs The Temple of Warm Harmony
Homebound Pubishing (8/2019)

The Temple of Warm Harmony is a book of poems, but it is also something of a map. Some of the poems are about the author, some are about the reader, while other poems are about the times we’re all living through. A blend of mini-exorcisms, healing incantations, dreams, and invitations to numinous ways of observing and experiencing life, the book is divided into three parts: In the World of Red Dust, Heartbreak and Armoring, and Entering ...

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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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Wednesday, September 25, 2019
Signing at 5:00



Susan T. Falck signs Remembering Dixie
University Press of Mississippi (9/2019)

A timely examination of the beginnings of heritage tourism and the tensions felt today in one Mississippi community. Nearly seventy years after the Civil War, Natchez, Mississippi, sold itself to Depression-era tourists as a place “Where the Old South Still Lives.” Tourists flocked to view the town’s decaying antebellum mansions, hoopskirted hostesses, and a pageant saturated in sentimental Lost Cause imagery...

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



Richard Gruber signs Dusti Bongé, Art and Life
Biloxi, MS: Dusti Bongé Art Foundation (2019)

The art of Dusti Bongé (born Eunice Lyle Swetman) was influenced by her experiences in three distinctive American cities: Biloxi, Mississippi; New Orleans, Louisiana; and New York, New York. Born in Biloxi in 1903, she was raised as the daughter of a prominent local banker, and died there in 1993, living her last years on the family property where she was raised, overlooking the Gulf of Mexico...

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Saturday, October 5, 2019
Signing at 2:00



Japonica Brown signs I Have Something to Say
Independently Published (8/2019)

Be transported with snapshots from a young woman's life as she journeys toward self-discovery and healing. Japonica Brown takes audiences through snaps shots of various stories describing her experiences through sexual trauma, dysfunctional relationships, and her battle towards mental health. Laugh, cry, and begin to find your voice through I Have Something to Say!...

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Tuesday, October 8, 2019
Signing 5:00 | Reading 5:30



Karen Brown signs Go With Your Dog
Sandpiper Reflections (10/2019)

Trust is built slowly with a new dog, one day at a time. It’s a mutual process—just as the blind person learns to trust the dog, the dog learns to trust the handler. I now realize how smart and absolutely focused Anna was and remain grateful that she was my first dog. I know she taught me a lot more than I ever taught her. She built my confidence as an independent traveler and paved the way for successful work with the dogs who would follow her. Her work ethic was astonishing. I know there were many days when she had health problems and continued to work despite them. She literally...

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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
Joint Author Event with Donald L. Miller and S.C. Gwynne
moderated by Jim Woodrick

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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S.C. Gwynne signs Hymns of the Republic
Scribner (10/2019)

The fourth and final year of the Civil War offers one of that era’s most compelling narratives, defining the nation and one of history’s great turning points. Now, S.C. Gwynne’s Hymns of the Republic addresses the time Ulysses S. Grant arrives to take command of all Union armies in March 1864 to the surrender of Robert E. Lee at Appomattox a year later. Gwynne breathes new life into the epic battle between Lee and Grant; the advent of 180,000 black soldiers in the Union army; William Tecumseh...

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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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Friday, November 1, 2019
Event at the Eudora Welty House
Signing 5:00 | Reading 5:30



Cassandra King Conroy signs Tell Me a Story
William Morrow (10/2019)

In this poignant, intimate memoir, the woman he called King Ray looks back at her love affair with a natural-born storyteller whose lust for life was fueled by a passion for literature, food, and the Carolina Lowcountry that was his home. As she reflects on their relationship and the eighteen years they spent together, cut short by Pat’s passing at seventy, Cassandra reveals how the marshlands of the South Carolina Lowcountry ultimately cast their spell on her, too, and how she came to...

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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 7, 2019
Signing 5:00 | Reading 5:30



Mark Barr signs Watershed
Hub City Press (10/2019)

Set in 1937 in rural Tennessee, with the construction of a monumental dam serving as background—a cinematically biblical effort to harness elemental forces and bring power to the people—Watershed delivers a gripping story of characters whose ambitions and yearnings threaten to overflow the banks of their time and place. Nathan, an engineer hiding from his past, and Claire, a small-town housewife, struggle to find their footing in the newly-electrified, job-hungry, post-Depression South....

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Thursday, November 14, 2019
Event at Cathead Distillery
Event begins at 5:00



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



Thursday, November 21, 2019
Signing 5:00 | Reading 5:30



Lara Prescott signs The Secrets We Kept
Random House (9/2019)

A thrilling tale of secretaries turned spies, of love and duty, and of sacrifice—inspired by the true story of the CIA plot to infiltrate the hearts and minds of Soviet Russia, not with propaganda, but with the greatest love story of the twentieth century: Doctor Zhivago. At the height of the Cold War, two secretaries are pulled out of the typing pool at the CIA and given the assignment of a lifetime. Their mission: to smuggle Doctor Zhivago out of the USSR, where no one dare publish it, and help...

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Tuesday, November 26, 2019
Signing 5:00 | Reading 5:30



Jimmy Cajoleas signs Minor Prophets
Amulet Books (9/2019)

Lee has always seen visions: cats that his mother promises aren’t really there, a homeless man who he’s convinced is out to get him, and three men who give him ominous warnings in the woods. His mother and his sister Murphy try to keep him grounded in the real world. But when his mother dies in a car accident and her horrible husband tries to adopt them, Lee and Murphy flee to their grandmother’s ranch, which they’ve only heard about in stories. But is there a reason why their mother never...

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Wednesday, November 27, 2019
Joint Author Event with Mesha Maren and Randal O'Wain

Signing 5:00 | Reading 5:30



Mesha Maren signs Sugar Run
Algonquin (10/2019)

In 1989, Jodi McCarty is seventeen years old when she’s sentenced to life in prison. When she’s released eighteen years later, she finds herself at a Greyhound bus stop, reeling from the shock of unexpected freedom but determined to chart a better course for herself. Not yet able to return to her lost home in the Appalachian Mountains, she heads south in search of someone she left behind, as a way of finally making amends. There, she meets and falls...

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Randal O'Wain signs Meander Belt
University of Nebraska Press (2019)

In Meander Belt M. Randal O’Wain offers a reflection on how a working-class boy from Memphis, Tennessee, came to fall in love with language, reading, writing, and the larger world outside of the American South. This memoir examines what it means for the son of a carpenter to value mental rather than physical labor and what this does to his relationship with his family, whose livelihood and sensibility are decidedly blue collar. Straining the father-son bond further...

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Tuesday, December 3, 2019
Signing 5:00 | Reading 5:30



Phil Keith signs All Blood Runs Red
Hanover Square Press (11/2019)

For readers of Unbroken, The Boys in the Boat, and Hidden Figures, the incredible life story of Eugene Bullard, the first African American military pilot to fly in combat, and the only African American pilot in World War I, who went on to become a self-taught jazz musician, a Paris nightclub impresario, a spy in the French Resistance, and finally an American civil...

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