Tuesday, April 24, 2018
Signing 5:00 | Reading 5:30

Bluff $26.00
by Michael Kardos

New York, NY: Mysterious Press (2018). First Edition. Signed. As new in dust jacket.

From a writer who “dazzles with prose strength and style” (Michael Koryta), Bluff takes us deep inside the fraught and fascinating world of a modern magician who becomes obsessed with magic’s dark twin—the underworld of the card cheat. The magician’s job is to create a mystery—an unbridgeable gap between cause and effect. Michael Kardos brilliantly constructs his new novel Bluff. as a magician would, delivering a perfectly calibrated performance of intrigue and, ultimately, astonishment...


Thursday, April 26, 2018
Event at the Eudora Welty House
Signing 5:00 | Reading 5:30

Varina $27.99
by Charles Frazier

New York, NY: Ecco (2018). First Edition. Signed. As new in dust jacket.

In his powerful fourth novel, Charles Frazier returns to the time and place of Cold Mountain, vividly bringing to life the chaos and devastation of the Civil War. With her marriage prospects limited, teenage Varina Howell agrees to wed the much-older widower Jefferson Davis, with whom she expects a life of security as a Mississippi landowner. He instead pursues a career in politics and is eventually appointed president of the Confederacy, placing Varina at the white-hot center of one of the darkest...


Tuesday, May 1, 2018
Signing 5:00 | Reading 5:30

Delta Epiphany: Robert F. Kennedy in Mississippi $28.00
by Ellen B. Meacham

Jackson, MS: University Press of Mississippi (2018). First Edition. Signed. As new in dust jacket.

In April 1967, a year before his run for president, Senator Robert F. Kennedy knelt in a crumbling shack in Mississippi trying to coax a response from a listless child. The toddler sat picking at dried rice and beans spilled over the dirt floor as Kennedy, former US attorney general and brother to a president, touched the boy's distended stomach and stroked his face and hair. After several minutes with little response, the senator walked out the back door, wiping away tears...


Wednesday, May 2, 2018
Signing 5:00 | Reading 5:30

Southern Writers on Writing $28.00
edited by Susan Cushman
event with Susan Cushman, Jim Dees, and John Floyd

Jackson, MS: University Press of Mississippi (2018). First Edition. Signed. As new in dust jacket.

The South is often misunderstood on the national stage, characterized by its struggles with poverty, education, and racism, yet the region has yielded an abundance of undeniably great literature. In Southern Writers on Writing, Susan Cushman collects twenty-six writers from across the South whose work celebrates southern culture and shapes the landscape of contemporary southern literature. Contributors hail from Mississippi, Alabama, Louisiana, Tennessee, Georgia, South Carolina, North Carolina, Virginia, and Florida...


Friday, May 4, 2018
Signing 5:00 | Reading 5:30

The Best Cook in the World: Tales from My Momma's Table $28.95
by Rick Bragg

New York, NY: Knopf (2018). First Edition. Signed. As new in dust jacket.

From the beloved, best-selling author of All Over but the Shoutin’, a delectable, rollicking food memoir, cookbook, and loving tribute to a region, a vanishing history, a family, and, especially, to his mother. Including seventy-four mouthwatering Bragg family recipes for classic southern dishes passed down through generations. Margaret Bragg does not own a single cookbook. She measures in “dabs” and “smidgens” and “tads” and “you know, hon, just some.” She cannot be pinned down on how long to bake corn bread (“about 15 to 20 minutes, depending on the mysteries of your oven”)...


Tuesday, May 8, 2018
Signing 4:30 | Reading 5:30

The Path Between Us: An Enneagram Journey to Healthy Relationships $24.00
by Suzanne Stabile

New York, NY: IVP Books (2018). First Edition. Signed. As new in dust jacket.

How do we understand the motivations and dynamics of the different personality types we see in our intimate partners, our friends, or in our professional lives? This book from Suzanne Stabile on the nine Enneagram types and how they experience relationships will guide readers into deeper insights about themselves, their types, and others’ personalities so that they can have loving, mature, and compassionate relationships. ...


Tuesday, May 15, 2018
Signing 5:00 | Reading 5:30

Cups Up: How I Organized a Klavern, Plotted a Coup, Survived Prison, Graduated College, Fought Polluters, and Started a Business $25.00
by George T. Malvaney

Jackson, MS: University Press of Mississippi (2018). First Edition. Signed. As new in dust jacket.

A riveting story of perseverance and redemption that proves life is stranger than fiction. George T. Malvaney's life epitomizes the old maxim that "You cannot make this stuff up." Combine a young Klansman from Mississippi, an armed coup attempt in the Caribbean, a stay in prison, and a life-changing epiphany, and you have but half of this swashbuckling tale. Throw in the worst man-made ecological disaster in the history of the United States, and you have unleashed Malvaney's full life story...


Tuesday, May 22, 2018
Signing 5:00 | Reading 5:30

A Shout in the Ruins $30.00
by Kevin Powers

New York, NY: Little, Brown (2018). First Edition. Signed. As new in dust jacket.

Set in Virginia during the Civil War and a century beyond, this novel by the award-winning author of The Yellow Birds explores the brutal legacy of violence and exploitation in American society. Spanning over one hundred years, from the antebellum era to the 1980's, A Shout in the Ruins examines the fates of the inhabitants of Beauvais Plantation outside of Richmond, Virginia. When war arrives, the master of Beauvais, Anthony Levallios, foresees that dominion in a new America will be measured...


Wednesday, May 23, 2018
Signing 5:00 | Reading 5:30

Saving Bobby: Heroes and Heroin in One Small Community $16.95
by Renée Hodges

New York, NY: She Writes Press (2018). Paperback. Signed.

A raw, honest, deeply moving memoir about the difficulties of managing a successful recovery from opioids—the number one killer of American kids age 18–25—told from the perspective of the addict’s aunt, who took Bobby in and dedicated herself to helping him. Using a holistic and open approach, the shame and stigma associated with addiction was lessened – and ultimately, Bobby learned he had to save himself...


Thursday, May 31, 2018
Signing 5:00 | Reading 5:30

Empire of Light $15.99
by Michael Bible

Brooklyn, NY: Melville House (2018). First Edition. Signed. Paperback.

After an adolescent prank leads to a stranger’s death, Alvis Maloney rambles westward. He lands in a small North Carolina town and falls in love—in love with his neighbor Molly, with a lonesome quarterback called Miles, with a whole community of enduring misfits and losers. But at the same time, another life takes shape in Maloney’s dreamlike visions: a horse named Forever, a princess with hypochondria, and an electric city that’s always just out of reach. As these two promises of home fight for their hold on Maloney, the story careens toward disaster...


Wednesday, June 6, 2018
Signing 5:00 | Reading 5:30

Atticus Finch: Harper Lee, Her Father, and the Making of an American Icon $27.00
by Joseph Crespino

New York, NY: Basic Books (2018). First Edition. Signed. As new in dust jacket.

Who was the real Atticus Finch? The publication of Go Set a Watchman in 2015 forever changed how we think about Atticus Finch. Once seen as a paragon of decency, he was reduced to a small-town racist. How are we to understand this transformation? In Atticus Finch, historian Joseph Crespino draws on exclusive sources to reveal how Harper Lee's father provided the central inspiration for each of her books...


Wednesday, June 13, 2018
Signing 5:00 | Reading 5:30

The Secret Token: Myth, Obsession, and the Search for the Lost Colony of Roanoke $29.95
by Andrew Lawler

New York, NY: Doubleday (2018). First Edition. Signed. As new in dust jacket.

A sweeping account of America’s oldest unsolved mystery, the people racing to unearth its answer, and what the Lost Colony reveals about America today. In 1587, 115 men, women, and children arrived at Roanoke Island on the coast of North Carolina to establish the first English settlement in the New World. But when the new colony’s leader returned to Roanoke from a resupply mission, his settlers had vanished, leaving behind only a single clue—a “secret token” etched into a tree...


Thursday, June 14, 2018
Event 12:00

The Soul of America: The Battle for Our Better Angels $30.00
by Jon Meacham

New York, NY: Random House (2018). First Edition. Signed. As new in dust jacket.

With clarity and purpose, Meacham explores contentious periods and how presidents and citizens came together to defeat the forces of anger, intolerance, and extremism. Our current climate of partisan fury is not new, and in The Soul of America Meacham shows us how what Abraham Lincoln called “the better angels of our nature” have repeatedly won the day. Painting surprising portraits of Lincoln and other presidents, including Ulysses S. Grant, Theodore Roosevelt, Woodrow Wilson, Franklin D. Roosevelt...


Tuesday, June 19, 2018
Signing 5:00 | Reading 5:30

Southernmost $26.95
by Silas House

Chapel Hill, NC: Algonquin (2018). First Edition. Signed. As new in dust jacket.

When a flood washes away much of a small community along the Cumberland River in Tennessee, Asher Sharp, an evangelical preacher there, starts to see his life anew. He has already lost a brother due to his inability to embrace his brother’s coming out of the closet. Now, in the aftermath of the flood, he tries to offer shelter to two gay men, but he’s met with resistance by his wife. Furious about her prejudice, Asher delivers a sermon where he passionately defends the right of gay people to exist without condemnation...


Tuesday, July 10, 2018
Signing 5:00 | Reading 5:30

The Lost Country $26.95
by William Gay

Sonny Brewer, a longtime friend of Gay's, will tour and sign. He wrote the foreword.

New York, NY: Dzanc Books (2018). First Edition. Signed. As new in dust jacket.

Ten years after it was first announced, Dzanc is proud to deliver the lost novel from a master of the Southern Gothic—the work William Gay fans have anticipated for a decade. Billy Edgewater is a harbinger of doom. Estranged from his family, discharged from the Navy, and touched by a rising desperation, he sets out hitchhiking home to East Tennessee, where his father is slowly dying...


Thursday, August 9, 2018
Signing 5:00 | Reading 5:30

Catfish Dream: Ed Scott's Fight for His Family Farm and Racial Justice in the Mississippi Delta $24.95
by Julian Rankin

Athens, GA: University of Georgia Press (2018). Paperback. Signed.

Catfish Dream centers around the experiences, family, and struggles of Ed Scott Jr. (born in 1922), a prolific farmer in the Mississippi Delta and the first ever nonwhite owner and operator of a catfish plant in the nation. Both directly and indirectly, the economic and political realities of food and subsistence affect the everyday lives of Delta farmers and the people there. Ed’s own father, Edward Sr., was a former sharecropper turned landowner who was one of the first black men to grow rice in the state...