Search
Browse By Author
Browse By Category
MUP Books Awards
Mercer Book Awards
Become a Donor
Mercer Book Awards

Essay

Items 1-5 of 29 SORT BY: 
1 2 3 4 5 6
A Man's World: Portraits
By author: Steve Oney
Product Code: H935
ISBN: 9780881466188
Product Format: Hardback
Availability: Not currently available.(Backorder policy)
Price:  $26.00
QTY:    Add to Cart
A MAN'S WORLD is a collection of 20 profiles of fascinating men by author and magazine writer Steve Oney. Written over a 40-year period for publications including Esquire, Premiere, GQ, Time, Los Angeles, and The Atlanta Journal & Constitution Magazine, the stories bring to life the famous (Harrison Ford), the brilliant (Robert Penn Warren), the tortured (Gregg Allman), and the unknown (Chris Leon, a 20-year-old Marine Corps corporal killed in the Iraq war). Several of the articles are prize winners. "The Talented Mr. Raywood" won the City and Regional Magazine Association Award for best profile in an American city magazine. "Herschel Walker Doesn't Tap Out" won the Chicago Headline Club's Peter Lisagor Award for best magazine sports story. "Hollywood Fixer" won the Los Angeles Press Club Award for best magazine profile. "The Casualty of War" was a finalist for Columbia University's National Magazine Award.
A Second Blooming: Becoming the Women We are Meant to Be
Edited by: Susan Cushman   Foreword by: Anne Lamott
Product Code: P542
ISBN: 9780881466126
Product Format: Paperback / softback
Availability: Not currently available.(Backorder policy)
Price:  $18.00
QTY:    Add to Cart
A SECOND BLOOMING is a collection of essays by twenty-one authors who are emerging from the chrysalis they built for their younger selves and transforming into the women they are meant to be. They are not all elders, but all have embraced the second half of their lives with a generative spirit. These women of all ages have made it over a wall to find their true selves. As Agatha Christie says of the second blooming, ".a whole new life has opened before you.. It is as if a fresh sap of ideas and thoughts was rising in you."
Amazing Grace: 25th Anniversary Edition
By author: Robert Drake
Product Code: P082
ISBN: 9780865543720
Publisher: Mercer University Press
Pages: 115
Product Format: Paperback
Availability: Not currently available.(Backorder policy)
Price:  $35.00
QTY:    Add to Cart
"Amazing Grace is a very unpretentious book-episodes in the life of a small town in W. Tennessee, related by a man, never overtly characterized but somehow growing before our eyes, in a style as clear as plate glass-glass beyond whic a reality glows, comic, sad, tender. Making no pretensions, the book accomplishes its own small, but authentic, miracle. For if we can ever see even a small segment of life clearly-that is, offered with the self-denying artistry and veracity whidh we find here-such a smimple segment, merely because its nature seems suddenly illuminated, will probably move us. And because it is life, it may well become a permanent possession. At least that has been true for me, who read it first in an early edition, some twelve or fifteen years ago." Rober Penn Warrent
Begin with Rock, End with Water: Essays
By author: John Lane
Product Code: P451
ISBN: 9780881463842
Publisher: Mercer University Press
Product Format: Paperback
Availability: In stock.
Price:  $25.00
QTY:    Add to Cart
Begin with Rock, End with Water is John Lane's third collection of essays. In this new gathering of narratives Lane pushes even deeper into a twenty-year lyrical consideration of his place (and the place of all of us) in the changing natural world.
Breathing and Walking Around: Meditations on a Life
By author: Kathy A. Bradley
Product Code: P442
ISBN: 9780881462708
Publisher: Mercer University Press
Pages: 239
Product Format: Paperback
Availability: In stock.
Price:  $20.00
QTY:    Add to Cart
Breathing and Walking Around is not a memoir. It is a record of four years' worth of observations of common people, everyday events, and the natural world made by Kathy Bradley from her home in the coastal plains of South Georgia. A lawyer by training, a storyteller by nature, she shares with precision and layer upon layer of sensory image simple tales that emerge, in the end, as parables.

1 2 3 4 5 6