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Appointed Rounds
By author: Michael McFee
Product Code: P553
ISBN: 9780881466386
Product Format: Paperback / softback
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Michael McFee’s new book takes its title from the unofficial motto of the US Postal Service: “Neither snow nor rain nor heat nor gloom of night stays these couriers from the swift completion of their appointed rounds.” All of us have appointed rounds in our lives--essential things we are given to do and must try to complete, whatever the inner or outer weather, whenever the time of day or night, however we may approach those duties. This lively and wide-ranging collection of fifty essays--many of them pointed, a page or so, addresses McFee’s appointed rounds, subjects he has been thinking and caring about for decades.
Memory’s Mist: The View from the Journey
By author: Jackie K. Cooper, Dale Cramer
Product Code: P476
ISBN: 9780881464641
Publisher: Mercer University Press
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MEMEORY"S MIST is a collection of personal essays about life in the South as seen through the eyes of author Jackie K. Cooper. The stories contained hold up a mirror upon which the shared traits and experiences of life can be seen. Some of the experiences shared are humorous, some are sad, some are dramatic, and some are life affirming. Through them all runs a ribbon of hope and optimism. As Cooper reflects back on his past, the vision has been somewhat dimmed by the mist of memory but—with the help of family and friends—he is able to part the mist and have a clear view of the past which in many ways signals the future. As with his other books Cooper finds life full of surprises and simple joys amid the tumultuous and uncertain lives we all live.
A Second Blooming: Becoming the Women We are Meant to Be
Edited by: Susan Cushman   Foreword by: Anne Lamott
Product Code: P542
ISBN: 9780881466126
Publisher: Mercer University Press
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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
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"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
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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.

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