Saturday, August 24, 2019
Signing 2:00



Bob May signs Have Fun, Dammit!
Book Baby Press (7/2019)

More than 40 million baby boomers nationwide care for aging parents. Millions of families watch over Down syndrome and special needs kin. At some point, most families will know a loved one dealing with health issues like short and long-term memory loss, dementia or even Alzheimer's disease. Bob's family is no exception. This book contains a collection of the true and wondrous stories of his life in one small...

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Tuesday, August 27, 2019
Signing 5:00 | Reading 5:30



Susan Cushman signs Friends of the Library
Koehler Books (8/2019)

When Adele Covington becomes an author in her sixties, she goes on a book tour to speak to the Friends of the Library groups in ten small towns in her home state of Mississippi. Chasing her personal demons through the Christ-haunted South of her childhood, Adele befriends an eclectic group of wounded people and decides to tell their stories. From Eupora to Meridian, from a budding artist with an abusive husband to a seven-year-old with a rare form of cancer, each story contains elements of hope and ...

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Wednesday, September 4, 2019
Signing 5:00 | Reading 5:30



Sarah M. Broom signs The Yellow House
Grove Press (8/2019)

A brilliant, haunting and unforgettable memoir from a stunning new talent about the inexorable pull of home and family, set in a shotgun house in New Orleans East. In 1961, Sarah M. Broom’s mother Ivory Mae bought a shotgun house in the then-promising neighborhood of New Orleans East and built her world inside of it. It was the height of the Space Race and the neighborhood was home to a major NASA plant—the postwar optimism seemed assured. Widowed, Ivory Mae remarried Sarah’s father...

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Saturday, September 7, 2019
at Lemuria.com Events Building across from Banner Hall

Signing & Reception 2:00 | Talk 2:30



Alice Marie Johnson signs After Life
Harper Collins (4/2019)

The true-life story of the woman whose life sentence for non-violent drug trafficking was commuted by President Donald Trump thanks to the efforts of Kim Kardashian West—an inspiring memoir of faith, hope, mercy, and gratitude. How do you hold on to hope after more than twenty years of imprisonment? For Alice Marie Johnson the answer lies with God. For years, Alice lived a normal life without a criminal record—she was a manager at FedEx, a wife, and a mother. But after an emotionally...

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Thursday, September 12, 2019
at the Eudora Welty House
Signing 5:00 | Reading 5:30



Téa Obreht signs Inland
Random House (8/2019)

In the lawless, drought-ridden lands of the Arizona Territory in 1893, two extraordinary lives collide. Nora is an unflinching frontierswoman awaiting the return of the men in her life—her husband, a newspaperman, who has gone in search of water for the parched household, and her elder sons who have vanished after an explosive argument. Nora is biding her time with her youngest son, who is convinced that a mysterious beast is stalking the land around their home, and her husband’s...

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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 Pubishing (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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Monday, September 23, 2019
Signing 5:00 | Reading 5:30



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
Simon and Schuster (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 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

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



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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