Tuesday, December 18, 2018
Signing 2:00



Robert St. John and Wyatt Waters sign A Mississippi Palate
Different Drummer (11/2017)

First edition. Signed. As new in dust jacket.

Chef, restaurateur, and author Robert St. John and watercolorist Wyatt Waters are pleased to introduce their latest collaboration, a hardback book entitled A Mississippi Palate: Heritage Cuisine and Watercolors of Home. The book marks the fourth partnership between the two notable Mississippians. A Mississippi Palate delivers 105 recipes, each with a Mississippi connection...

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Tuesday, December 18, 2018
Signing 5:00

Dogwood Press Presents



Wednesday, December 19, 2018
Signing 11:00



Michael Farris Smith signs The Fighter
Little, Brown (3/2018)

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

A blistering novel of violence and deliverance set against the mythic backdrop of the Mississippi Delta. The acres and acres of fertile soil, the two-hundred-year-old antebellum house, all gone. And so is the woman who gave it to Jack, the foster mother only days away from dying, her mind eroded by dementia, the family legacy she entrusted to Jack now owned by banks and strangers. And Jack's mind has begun to fail, too. The decades of bare-knuckle fighting are now taking their toll...

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Wednesday, December 19, 2018
Signing 4:30



James L. Robertson signs Heroes, Rascals, and the Law
University Press of Mississippi (12/2018)

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

James L. Robertson focuses on folk encountering their constitutions and laws, in their courthouses and country stores, and in their daily lives, animating otherwise dry and inaccessible parchments. Robertson begins at statehood and continues through war and depression, well into the 1940s. He tells of slaves petitioning for freedom, populist sentiments fueling abnegation of the rule of law, the state's many schemes for enticing Yankee capital to lift a people from poverty, and its sometimes tragic, always colorful...

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Thursday, December 20, 2018
Signing 11:00



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...

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Friday, December 21, 2018
Signing 11:00



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...

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Saturday, December 22, 2018
Signing 11:00

Dust, Voices, and Dispatches from the Delta





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...

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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? ...

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Wednesday, January 16, 2019
Signing 5:00 | Reading 5:30



Preston Lauterbach signs Bluff City
W. W. Norton (1/2019)

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

Who was Ernest Withers? Most Americans may not know the name, but they do know his photographs. Withers took some of the most legendary images of the 1950s and ’60s: Martin Luther King, Jr., riding a newly integrated bus in Montgomery, Alabama; Emmett Till’s uncle pointing an accusatory finger across the courtroom at one of his nephew’s killers; scores of African-American protestors, carrying a forest of signs reading "I am a man." But while he enjoyed unparalleled access to the inner workings of the civil rights movement, Withers was working as an informant for the FBI...

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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...

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Tuesday, February 5, 2019
Signing 5:00 | Reading 5:30



Snowden Wright signs American Pop
William Morrow (2/2019)

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

Moving from Mississippi to Paris to New York and back again, an epic saga of family, ambition, passion, and tragedy that brings to life one unforgettable Southern dynasty—the Forsters, founders of the world’s first major soft-drink company—against the backdrop of more than a century of American cultural history. The child of immigrants, Houghton Forster has always hungered for more—from his time as a young boy in Mississippi, working twelve-hour days at his father’s drugstore...

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Thursday, February 14, 2019
Event at the Eudora Welty House
Signing 5:00 | Reading 5:30



Valeria Luiselli signs Lost Children Archive
Knopf (2/2019)

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

From the two-time NBCC Finalist, an emotionally resonant, fiercely imaginative new novel about a family’s road trip across America—an indelible journey told with breathtaking imagery, spare lyricism, and profound humanity. A mother and father set out with their two children, a boy and a girl, driving from New York to Arizona in the heat of summer. Their destination: Apacheria, the place the Apaches once called home...

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Friday, March 1, 2019
Signing 5:00 | Reading 5:30



Adam Makos signs Spearhead
Ballantine (2/2019)

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

From the bestselling author of A Higher Call comes the untold story of a World War II tank company fighting from Normandy to the heart of the Third Reich, where a humble gunner would meet destiny in an iconic duel. Clarence Smoyer began the war as a gentle giant, a factory worker from Pennsylvania coal country reluctant to unleash the power of the Sherman tank he crewed. But as his tank platoon fought its way across Europe, into Germany, and he watched his friends cut down one by one, he learned to kill with deadly accuracy and efficiency...

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Tuesday, March 5, 2019
details TBA



Greg Iles signs Cemetery Road
William Morrow (3/2019)

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

The #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Natchez Burning trilogy returns with an electrifying tale of friendship, betrayal, and shattering secrets that threaten to destroy a small Mississippi town. When Marshall McEwan left his hometown at age eighteen, he vowed never to return. The trauma that drove him away ultimately spurred him to become one of the most successful journalists in Washington D.C...

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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...

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Friday, April 12, 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...

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Wednesday, April 24, 2019
Signing 5:00 | Reading 5:30



Helen Ellis signs Southern Lady Code
Doubleday (4/2019)

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

Helen Ellis has a mantra: “If you don’t have something nice to say, say something not-so-nice in a nice way.” Say “weathered” instead of “she looks like a cake left out in the rain.” Say “early-developed” instead of “brace face and B cups.” And for the love of Coke Salad, always say “Sorry you saw something that offended you” instead of “Get that stick out of your butt, Miss Prissy Pants”...

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Monday, May 13, 2019
Signing 5:00 | Reading 5:30



Casey Cep signs Furious Hours
Knopf (5/2019)

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

The stunning story of an Alabama serial killer and the true-crime book that Harper Lee worked on obsessively in the years after To Kill a Mockingbird. Reverend Willie Maxwell was a rural preacher accused of murdering five of his family members for insurance money in the 1970s. With the help of a savvy lawyer, he escaped justice for years until a relative shot him dead at the funeral of his last victim. Despite hundreds of witnesses, Maxwell’s murderer was acquitted...

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