Saturday, June 15, 2019
Signing 11:00


Luke Lampton and Karen Evers sign Images in Mississippi Medicine
Mississippi State Medical Association (2018)

An old idiom asserts that a picture speaks a thousand words, and the hundreds of images which follow tell the story of medicine with texture, color, and depth words often can't convey. Mississippi has always possessed a distinctive medical sense of place, with its history strongly influenced by its sultry climate as well as native and imported diseases. The long struggle of physicians was arduous in their efforts to battle the state's significant health challenges, which included poverty, race, and an often-malignant climate...

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Saturday, June 15, 2019
Signing 2:00



Johnny Lowe and contributors sign What Would Elvis Think?
Clinton Ink Slingers (6/2019)

Any discussion of southern writing will eventually lead to Mississippi—the state that has more published authors per capita than any other. . . . Why not, then, create an anthology of stories specifically about Mississippi? Such is the book you now hold in your hand—a collection of tales that are all set here in Elvis Country. . . . Some of these Mississippians might remind you of folks you know—and others are people you might never want to meet face to face...

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Tuesday, June 18, 2019
Signing 5:00 | Reading 5:30



Wright Thompson signs The Cost of These Dreams
Penguin Books (4/2019)

From one of America’s most beloved sportswriters, a collection of true stories about the dream of greatness and its cost in the world of sports. There is only one Wright Thompson. He is, as they say, famous if you know who he is: his work includes the most read articles in the history of ESPN (and it’s not even close) and has been anthologized in the Best American Sports Writing series ten times, and he counts John Grisham and Richard Ford among his ardent admirers...

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Wednesday, June 19, 2019
Signing 5:00 | Reading 5:30



S. J. Rozan signs Paper Son
Pegasus (7/2019)

The latest Lydia Chin/Bill Smith mystery takes the acclaimed detective duo into the Deep South to investigate a murder within the Chinese community. The Most Southern Place on Earth: that’s what they call the Mississippi Delta. It’s not a place Lydia Chin, an American-born Chinese private detective from Chinatown, NYC, ever thought she’d have reason to go. But when her mother tells her a cousin Lydia didn’t know she had is in jail in Clarksdale, Mississippi...

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Saturday, June 22, 2019
Signing 2:00



Tammy L. Turner signs Dick Waterman
University of Mississippi Press (5/2019)

A biography of the renowned manager of Son House, Mississippi Fred McDowell, Buddy Guy, and Bonnie Raitt, who worked with a host of other iconic blues artists. Growing up in an affluent Jewish family in Plymouth, Massachusetts, Dick Waterman (b. 1935) was a shy, stuttering boy living a world away from the Mississippi Delta. Though he never heard blues music at home, he became one of the most influential figures in blues of the twentieth century...

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Wednesday, June 26, 2019
Signing 5:00 | Reading 5:30

Join us for a joint event with Mamta Chaudhry and Alix Ohlin



Mamta Chaudhry signs Haunting Paris
Nan A. Talese (6/2019)

A timeless story of love and loss is transformed when a bereaved pianist discovers a mysterious letter among her late lover’s possessions, launching her headlong into a decades-old search for a child who vanished in the turbulence of wartime Paris. In the summer of 1989, while all of Paris is poised to celebrate the bicentennial of the French Revolution, Sylvie mourns the loss of her lover, Julien, and is unable to find solace in the music that has always been her refuge...

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Alix Ohlin signs Dual Citizens
Knopf (6/2019)

A masterful achievement: a joint coming-of-age story and an achingly poignant portrait of the strange, painful, ultimately life-sustaining bonds between sisters. Lark and Robin are half-sisters whose similarities end at being named for birds. While Lark is shy and studious, Robin is wild and artistic. Raised in Montreal by their disinterested single mother, they form a fierce team in childhood regardless of their differences...

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Saturday, June 29, 2019
Signing 2:00 | Reading 2:30



Josh Foreman and Ryan Starrett sign The Hidden History of the Mississippi Sound
Arcadia Publishing (6/2019)

Sail into the Mississippi Sound with Bienville, the Frenchman covered in serpentine tattoos. Meet the heroes of the Sound: fearless Father LeDuc, who faced down Yankee pillagers; the wild woman of Horn Island, who could shoot as well as any man; Joseph T. Jones, the baron who willed Gulfport into existence; and Ray Nosaka, who fed his body to the dogs of war, all in service of his country. Glimpse a school of the Sound's own patron fish, the striped mullet, Biloxi's bacon...

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Saturday, July 27, 2019
Signing 2:00



Janet Ferguson signs The Art of Rivers
Southern Sun Press (7/2019)

Rivers Sullivan bears both visible and invisible scars—those on her shoulder from a bullet wound and those on her heart from the loss of her fiancé during the same brutal attack. Not even her background as an art therapist can help her regain her faith in humanity. Still, she scrapes together the courage to travel to St. Simons Island to see the beach cottage and art gallery she’s inherited from her fiancé. When she stumbles upon recovering addicts running her gallery, she’s forced to reckon with her own healing...

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Wednesday, August 7, 2019
Event at the Eudora Welty House
Signing 5:00 | Reading 5:30

AUTHOR PHOTO CREDIT: Maude Schuyler Clay


Lisa Howorth signs Summerlings
Doubleday (8/2019)

Written with humor and poignancy, Summerlings is a powerful testament to love and friendship amid uncertain times—a Cold War coming-of-age story in which three best friends confront their fears of the Bomb, Russian spies, bullies, and their role in the tragic event that ushers them into adulthood. It’s the summer of 1959. For the families who live on Connors Lane in Washington DC, life is still defined by what one did during WWII...

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Wednesday, August 14, 2019
Signing 5:00 | Reading 5:30

AUTHOR PHOTO CREDIT: Devon Marlantes


Karl Marlantes signs Deep River
Atlantic Monthly (8/2019)

From the New York Times-bestselling author of Matterhorn and What It Is Like to Go to War, a rich family saga about Finnish immigrants who settle and tame the Pacific Northwest, set against the early labor movements, World War I, and the upheaval of early twentieth-century America. Karl Marlantes’s debut novel Matterhorn has been hailed as a modern classic of war literature. In his new novel, Deep River, Marlantes turns to another mode of storytelling—the family epic—to craft a stunningly expansive narrative of human suffering, courage, and reinvention.

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Thursday, August 15, 2019
Signing 5:00 | Reading 5:30



Martin Clark signs The Substitution Order
Knopf (7/2019)

From Martin Clark—praised by Entertainment Weekly as “our best legal-thriller writer”—comes a wickedly clever, tenderhearted, and intricately plotted novel about a hard-luck lawyer’s refusal to concede defeat, even as fate, the court system, and a gang of untouchable con artists conspire against him. Kevin Moore, once a high-flying Virginia attorney, hits rock bottom after an inexplicably tumultuous summer leaves him disbarred and separated from his wife. Short on cash...

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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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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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