Monday, October 22, 2018
Signing 5:00 | Reading 5:30



Elliot Ackerman signs Waiting for Eden
Knopf (10/2018)

First edition. Signed on the title page. As new in dust jacket.

From the National Book Award finalist, a breathtakingly spare and shattering new novel that traces the intersection of three star-crossed lives. Eden Malcom lies in a bed, unable to move or to speak, imprisoned in his own mind. His wife Mary spends every day on the sofa in his hospital room. He has never even met their young daughter. And he will never again see the friend and fellow soldier who didn’t make it back home—and who narrates the novel. But on Christmas, the one day Mary is not at his bedside...

Read More...



Thursday, October 25, 2018
Signing 5:00 | Reading 5:30



Elizabeth Heiskell signs The Southern Living Party Cookbook
Southern Living (10/2018)

First edition. Signed on the title page. As new with no jacket as issued.

From the Southern Living arbiter of Southern food and lifestyle, and caterer, TV personality, and cooking teacher Elizabeth Heiskell, comes this revamp of the number one best-selling Southern Living cookbook of all time, Southern Living Party Cookbook (1972). This essential guide to entertaining is divided by occasion and offers multiple menus and party ideas for each one, so that you have a template for every celebratory scenario life serves up. All the great advice is delivered with classic Southern flair and in Elizabeth's say-it-like-it-is, irreverent style...

Read More...



Friday, October 26, 2018
Signing 5:00 | Reading 5:30



Jim Weatherly signs Midnight Train
Yoknapatawpha (10/2018)

Hardcover or Paperback. Signed.

College football fans, especially followers of Southeastern Conference and Ole Miss sports, as well as fans of Rhythm & Blues and Country music, will find a book that encompasses all that and more in Midnight Train. Follow former Ole Miss quarterback Jim Weatherly’s unique journey from All-SEC player in the 1960s, as a quarterback on the only undefeated and untied Ole Miss football team, to a lengthy career in music and a 2014 enshrinement into the Songwriters Hall of Fame in New York...

Read More...



Saturday, October 27, 2018
Signing 2:00 | Reading 4:00



Erin and Ben Napier sign Make Something Good Today
Gallery Books (10/2018)

First edition. Signed on the title page. As new in dust jacket.

From Ben and Erin Napier, the stars of the hit HGTV show Home Town, comes Make Something Good Today, a memoir that tells us all to seek out the good in life, celebrate the beauty of family and friends, and prosper within our communities because everything we need in life to be happy, is within our grasp. Long before their hugely popular TV show, an expanding family, or demolition day on their dream home, Erin began keeping a daily online journal to help her stay focused on the positive and count her blessings in life...

Read More...



Monday, October 29, 2018
Signing 5:00 | Reading 5:30



Rachel Cobb signs Mistral
Daimani (10/2018)

First edition. Signed on the title page. As new with no jacket as issued.

Mistral is a portrait of Provence seen through its legendary wind. Photographer Rachel Cobb illustrates the effects of this relentless wind that funnels down the Rhône Valley, periodically gusting to 120 km per hour—hurricane strength on the Beaufort wind force scale. The region has, accordingly, adjusted to accommodate the mistral's impact. Some houses are built the traditional way, with few or no windows on the windward side and the main entrance on the sheltered side. Heavy stones hold down terra-cotta roof tiles. Rows of trees lining fields create windbreaks to shield crops...

Read More...



Tuesday, October 30, 2018
Signing 5:00 | Reading 5:30



John M. Floyd signs The Barrens
Dogwood Press (10/2018)

First edition. Signed on the title page. As new in dust jacket.

For the past twenty years Mississippi author John M. Floyd has been one of the most widely published short-story writers in America. His work has been nominated for the Edgar Award, has won the Derringer Award three times, and has been nominated three times for the Pushcart Prize. In addition, his stories have been listed among the top fifty mysteries of the year seven times by Best American Mystery Stories editor Otto Penzler, and twice among the top twenty—and he was recently awarded the Edward D. Hoch...

Read More...



Thursday, November 1, 2018
Signing 5:00 | Reading 5:30



Beth Kander signs Original Syn
Owl House Books (8/2018)

Paperback. Signed.

Fifty years after the Singularity, the world is divided into two populations locked in a cold war: Synthetic Citizens, or Syns, human-computer hybrids with extraordinary enhancements and potentially infinite lifespans; and Originals, the individuals who did not merge their bodies with the machines. But the decades-long battle between Original and Syn is almost at an end, because the Originals are on the verge of extinction. One of the only young Originals left in the world, Ere...

Read More...



Friday, November 2, 2018
Signing 5:00 | Reading 5:30



Timothy Pakron signs Mississippi Vegan
Avery (10/2018)

First edition. Signed on the title page. As new in dust jacket.

Celebrate the gorgeous and delicious possibilities of plant-based southern cuisine. Inspired by the landscape and flavors of his childhood on the Mississippi gulf coast, Timothy Pakron found his heart, soul, and calling in cooking the Cajun, Creole, and southern classics of his youth. In his debut cookbook, he shares 125 plant-based recipes, all of which substitute ingredients without sacrificing depth of flavor and reveal the secret tradition of veganism in southern cooking...

Read More...



Monday, November 5, 2018
Signing 5:00 | Reading 5:30



Melissa Joseph signs A Tender Force
Konstellation Press (11/2018)

Paperback. Signed.

At times deep and stirring, at other times quirky and whimsical, A Tender Force covers a landscape of memories and emotions in poetic form that leave us discovering more about the author as well as our own selves in reading it. With chapters touching on Tenderness, Connection, Doubt, Sensuality, Suffering, and Becoming, among others, Melissa Joseph delivers a labor of love that reveals both her literary talent as well as her heart. A collection of prose that you can pack-up and take with you like an old friend you enjoy spending time with...

Read More...



Wednesday, November 7, 2018
Young Adult Event | Signing & Reading 5:30

Join us for a special YA Event with Natalie C. Parker
featuring Tessa Gratton and Justina Ireland



Natalie C. Parker
Seafire


The first in a heart-stopping trilogy that recalls the undeniable feminine power of Wonder Woman and the powder-keg action of Mad Max: Fury Road, Seafire reminds us of the importance of sisterhood and unity in the face of oppression and tyranny.



Tessa Gratton
Strange Grace


Once, a witch made a pact with a devil. The legend says they loved each other, but can the story be trusted at all? Find out in this lush, atmospheric fantasy novel that entwines love, lies, and sacrifice.



Justina Ireland
Dread Nation


A story of the undead like you’ve never read before, Justina Ireland’s Dread Nation is a fresh, stunning, and powerful meditation on race in America wrapped in an alternate-history adventure where Confederate and Union soldiers rise from the dead at the end of the Civil War.




Thursday, November 8, 2018
Signing 5:00 | Reading 5:30



Tom Bennitt signs Burning Under
Stephen F. Austin University Press (10/2018)

Paperback. Signed.

Set in southwestern Pennsylvania, Burning Under is a cerebral literary thriller that centers around a deadly coalmine explosion. A polyphonic narrative, the point of view shifts between three people whose lives are shaken by the disaster. Larry, a veteran miner haunted by his past, survives the explosion, but cannot avoid the media spotlight or the hero label. Denise, a young nurse, tries to escape her troubled marriage by taking a job at a Pittsburgh hospital...

Read More...



Friday, November 9, 2018
Signing 5:00 | Reading 5:30



Harrison Scott Key signs Congratulations, Who Are You Again?
Harper Perennial (11/2018)

First edition. Signed on the title page. Paperback as issued.

This funny and wise new memoir from Harrison Scott Key, winner of the Thurber Prize for American Humor, will inspire laughter and hope for anyone who’s ever been possessed by a dream of what they want to be when they grow up. Little-known author Mark Twain once said that the two most important days in your life are the day you were born, and the day you find out why. He’s talking about dreams here, the destiny that calls every living soul to some kind of greatness. What Mr. Twain doesn’t say is...

Read More...



Monday, November 12, 2018
Signing 5:00 | Reading 5:30



Bob Drury signs Valley Forge
Simon & Schuster (10/2018)

First edition. Signed on the title page. As new in dust jacket.

The #1 New York Times bestselling authors of The Heart of Everything That Is return with one of the most inspiring—and underappreciated—chapters in American history: the story of the Continental Army’s six-month transformation in Valley Forge. December 1777. It is 18 months after the signing of the Declaration of Independence, and some 12,000 members of America’s beleaguered Continental Army stagger into a small Pennsylvania encampment 23 miles northwest of British-occupied Philadelphia...

Read More...



Tuesday, November 13, 2018
Signing 5:00 | Reading 5:30


Tom Royals signs Conversations with Will D. Campbell
University Press of Mississippi (2/2018)

Paperback. Signed.

Conversations with Will D. Campbell is the first collection of interviews with the southern preacher, activist, and author best known for his involvement with the civil rights movement. Ranging from a 1971 discussion about religion and ending with a previously unpublished interview conducted in 2009, these twelve interviews give insight to Campbell's unique religious beliefs and highlight pivotal moments of his career...

Read More...



Thursday, November 15, 2018
Event at the Eudora Welty House
Signing 5:00 | Reading 5:30



Leif Enger signs Virgil Wander
Grove Press (10/2018)

First edition. Signed on the title page. As new in dust jacket.

The first novel in ten years from award-winning, million-copy bestselling author Leif Enger, Virgil Wander is an enchanting and timeless all-American story that follows the inhabitants of a small Midwestern town in their quest to revive its flagging heart. Midwestern movie house owner Virgil Wander is “cruising along at medium altitude” when his car flies off the road into icy Lake Superior. Virgil survives but his language and memory are altered and he...

Read More...



Friday, November 23, 2018
Signing 5:00 | Reading 5:30



Dawn Dugle signs The BRAVO! Way

with Jeff Good and Dan Blumenthal
Sartoris (11/2018)

Hardcover. Signed on the title page. No jacket as issued.

Opening a restaurant is about as risky as dancing on a hilltop beneath a metal umbrella during a thunderstorm. Researchers tell us that 60 percent of new restaurants fail the first year and 80 percent fail before the 5th anniversary. All of which is why the upcoming 25th anniversary of a popular Jackson, Mississippi, restaurant, BRAVO!, is of such interest. How did owners Jeff Good and Dan Blumenthal beat the odds? There are lessons to be learned from their experiences...

Read More...



Saturday, November 24, 2018
Signing 11:00


Timothy T. Isbell signs The Mississippi Gulf Coast
University Press of Mississippi (8/2018)

Hardcover. Signed.

Through more than two hundred stunning photographs, The Mississippi Gulf Coast illustrates what visitors and residents alike love about the region--the sunrises and sunsets; the distinctive character of each town along the waterfront; the historic places; the traditional coast cuisine; and the arts, gaming, and watersports. Passing from the western part of the coast to the east, The Mississippi Gulf Coast will refamiliarize some and introduce others to the Coast of Bay St. Louis, Pass Christian, Long Beach, Gulfport, Biloxi, d'Iberville, Ocean Springs, Gautier, Pascagoula, and Moss Point...

Read More...



Tuesday, November 27, 2018
Signing 5:00 | Reading 5:30



Sheree Rose Kelley signs Breads & Spreads
Nautilus (10/2018)

Hardcover. Signed.

Sheree Rose Kelley is a keeper of family recipes and lore. From her Pulaski, Tennessee, birthplace to her current post as CEO of Belle Meade Winery, Kelley has been a steadfast steward of the disappearing art of baking in the home. By 2007, Kelley was known to all in Nashville as “The Belle Meade Cake Lady.” Her culinary tours and biscuit classes are now legendary. Breads & Spreads journals her love of home-baked goods and a devotion to passing it along...

Read More...



Wednesday, November 28, 2018
Signing 5:00 | Reading 5:30



Frank LaRue Owen signs The School of Soft-Attention
Homebound (9/2018)

Paperback. Signed.

It has been said that poetry can be a marker of where a poet has been, or a way for a poet to point to places where we, the reader, can go. Both types of poems appear in The School of Soft-Attention. Not corralled to any one poetic style, the heart-mind-river that forms this flowing collection has been shaped by the author’s diverse cross-cultural experiences, spiritual tutelage with a New Mexican wisewoman and wilderness guide, and fueled by such practices as meditation in the Zen tradition, mountain pilgrimages...

Read More...



Saturday, January 5, 2019
Signing 4:00 | Reading 4:30



Michelle A. Purdy signs Transforming the Elite
University of North Carolina Press (9/2018)

Paperback. Signed.

When traditionally white public schools in the South became sites of massive resistance in the wake of the Supreme Court's Brown v. Board of Education decision, numerous white students exited the public system altogether, with parents choosing homeschooling or private segregationist academies. But some historically white elite private schools opted to desegregate. The black students that attended these schools courageously navigated institutional and interpersonal racism but ultimately emerged as upwardly mobile leaders...

Read More...



Tuesday, January 15, 2019
Signing 5:00 | Reading 5:30



Mesha Maren signs Sugar Run
Algonquin (1/2019)

First edition. Signed on the title page. As new in dust jacket.

In 1989, Jodi McCarty is seventeen years old when she’s sentenced to life in prison for manslaughter. She’s released eighteen years later and finds herself at a Greyhound bus stop, reeling from the shock of unexpected freedom. Not yet able to return to her lost home in the Appalachian mountains, she goes searching for someone she left behind, but on the way, she meets and falls in love with Miranda, a troubled young mother. Together, they try to make a fresh start, but is that even possible in a town that refuses to change? ...

Read More...



Wednesday, January 30, 2019
Signing 5:00 | Reading 5:30



Chris Cander signs The Weight of a Piano
Knopf (1/2019)

First edition. Signed on the title page. As new in dust jacket.

A tour-de-force about two women and the piano that inexorably ties their lives together through time and across continents, for better and for worse. In 1962, in the Soviet Union, eight-year-old Katya is bequeathed what will become the love of her life: a Blüthner piano, built at the turn of the century in Germany, on which she discovers everything that she herself can do with music and what music, in turn, does for her. Yet after marrying, she emigrates with her young family from Russia to America...

Read More...



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



Peter Heller signs The River
Knopf (3/2019)

First edition. Signed on the title page. As new in dust jacket.

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...

Read More...



Wednesday, April 10, 2019
Signing 5:00 | Reading 5:30



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

First edition. Signed on the title page. As new in dust jacket.

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...

Read More...