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Anthropocene Blues: Poems
By author: John Lane
Publisher: Mercer University Press
Product Code: P549
ISBN: 9780881466256
Availability: In stock
Price: $17.00
In the story of the earth, geologists tell us that around 12,000 years ago the planet shifted from the Pleistocene to the Holocene. There probably were poets to sing about that change, but of what they sang, we have no records. Even earlier, paintings on cave walls point toward an artistic response from our upstart species. These early artists painted the Pleistocene’s last great ice age herds thundering past. Now John Lane’s traveling geologist sings a dawning epoch’s blues. The Anthropocene is upon us, and his poems show how humans believe they have become “the planet’s boss, the big chief, the emperor of air, diesel fuel,/bow thrusters, and tax shelters…”

Appointed Rounds
By author: Michael McFee
Publisher: Mercer University Press
Product Code: P553
ISBN: 9780881466386
Availability: In stock
Price: $20.00
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.

Becoming Human: Kierkegaardian Reflections on Ethical Models in Literature
By author: Jamie Lorentzen
Publisher: Mercer University Press
Product Code: P515
ISBN: 9780881465419
Availability: In stock
Price: $35.00
What does it mean to become a human being? This question was persistently repeated by Kierkegaard scholar Howard V. Hong (1912–2010) to students during his forty-year tenure at St. Olaf College. As one of Dr. Hong’s students, Jamie Lorentzen never forgot the question—one that always pointed to the ethical upbuilding of individuals. Lorentzen’s Kierkegaard studies inform commentary on how central characters in four works of literature help readers answer Howard Hong’s question. Twain’s Huck Finn becomes human by being an unwitting ethicist despite himself and the pro-slavery culture in which he was reared. Ishmael and Queequeg’s embrace of the neighbor and outcast in Melville’s Moby-Dick is an ethical counterpoint to Ahab’s terrifying narcissism. Meanwhile, Ibsen’s famous narcissist, Peer Gynt, offers an archetypal negative ethical model for becoming human. Finally, Dostoevsky’s Father Zosima and Ivan and Alyosha Karamazov show how ethics informs human development in both secular and religious cultures.

Begin with Rock, End with Water: Essays
By author: John Lane
Publisher: Mercer University Press
Product Code: P451
ISBN: 9780881463842
Product Format: Paperback
Availability: In stock
Price: $25.00
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.

Bogmeadow’s Wish
By author: Terry Kay, Terry Kay
Product Code: H821e
ISBN: 9780881462470
Product Format: Electronic book text
Availability: Not currently available. (Backorder policy)
Price: $12.00
When Cooper Coghlan arrives in Ireland with the cremains of his grandfather, Finn Coghlan, he has one instruction: Let my ashes blow in the wind. Mesmerized by his romantic vision of Ireland, and in those landmarks—Waterford, Youghal, Cork, Killarney, the Ring of Kerry, Tralee, Kenmare, Dingle—the fate of the Irish that Finn Coghlan talked of magically brings Cooper and Kathleen O’Reilly, a public relations specialist, together. Yet, there is a truth between the two of them that not even the enchanting tale of Finn McCool and Sally Cavanaugh, or of Patrick the Believer, can resolve. For that, Cooper must use the one gift bestowed on him as a child by his grandfather—Bogmeadow’s wish.

Bogmeadow’s Wish
By author: Terry Kay, Terry Kay
Publisher: Mercer University Press
Product Code: H821
ISBN: 9780881462302
Product Format: Hardback
Availability: In stock
Price: $26.00
When Cooper Coghlan arrives in Ireland with the cremains of his grandfather, Finn Coghlan, he has one instruction: Let my ashes blow in the wind. Mesmerized by his romantic vision of Ireland, and in those landmarks—Waterford, Youghal, Cork, Killarney, the Ring of Kerry, Tralee, Kenmare, Dingle—the fate of the Irish that Finn Coghlan talked of magically brings Cooper and Kathleen O’Reilly, a public relations specialist, together. Yet, there is a truth between the two of them that not even the enchanting tale of Finn McCool and Sally Cavanaugh, or of Patrick the Believer, can resolve. For that, Cooper must use the one gift bestowed on him as a child by his grandfather—Bogmeadow’s wish.

Breakwater: Poems
Publisher: Mercer University Press
Product Code: P391
ISBN: 9780881461633
Product Format: Paperback
Availability: In stock
Price: $18.00
Breakwater, Catharine Savage Brosman’s new collection, presents a wide variety of lyrics, narrative poems, and meditations in free verse, blank verse, rhymed quatrains, and other forms. Whether she is describing the flight of egrets, a bougainvillea vine, a family running from the Nazis, the beauties of Unaweep Canyon in southwestern Colorado, or adventures of the heart, Brosman’s technique allows her to convey the very essence of her topic by those incantations and “immaterial conceits” (as the poem Éventail puts it) that are the mark of exceptional poetry.

Breakwater: Poems
Publisher: Mercer University Press
Product Code: H797
ISBN: 9780881461800
Product Format: Hardback
Availability: In stock
Price: $30.00
Breakwater, Catharine Savage Brosman’s new collection, presents a wide variety of lyrics, narrative poems, and meditations in free verse, blank verse, rhymed quatrains, and other forms. Whether she is describing the flight of egrets, a bougainvillea vine, a family running from the Nazis, the beauties of Unaweep Canyon in southwestern Colorado, or adventures of the heart, Brosman’s technique allows her to convey the very essence of her topic by those incantations and “immaterial conceits” (as the poem Éventail puts it) that are the mark of exceptional poetry.

Breathing and Walking Around: Meditations on a Life
Publisher: Mercer University Press
Product Code: P442
ISBN: 9780881462708
Product Format: Paperback
Availability: In stock
Price: $20.00
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.

Burdy
Publisher: Mercer University Press
Product Code: P514
ISBN: 9780881465396
Availability: In stock
Price: $15.00
Sequel to the award-winning MOTHER OF RAIN. When it is a healing they need, the people at Christian Bend, Tennessee, turn to one woman—Burdy Luttrell. Melungeon by birth, Burdy learned the therapeutic properties of roots from the women in her family. When Burdy discovers that Lincoln Memorial University is hosting a class on healing roots, she persuades her friend, Mayne, to drive her up. The two women make a fateful stop at Laidlow Pharmacy at Bean Station where an armed gunman executes three people and critically injures another. Burdy—the woman able to cure others—is now fighting for her life at University of Tennessee Medical Center in Knoxville. Karen Spears Zacharias has crafted a mesmerizing novel of tragedy and transformation, a beautiful rendering of fact and fiction, and a tenderhearted narrative of survivors and the battles they face.

Camp Redemption
Product Code: H864e
ISBN: 9780881464283
Product Format: Electronic book text
Availability: Not currently available. (Backorder policy)
Price: $12.00
Winner of the 2011 Ferrol Sams Award for Fiction Travel to Sequoyah, Georgia, to meet Early and Ivey Willingham. Early is a lifelong underachiever who occasionally smokes marijuana, drinks malt liquor, and watches the world go by. Ivey is a modern day prophet who sees dead relatives and angels in her sleep. Together they own Camp Redemption, a failing Bible camp in the North Georgia mountains.

Camp Redemption
Publisher: Mercer University Press
Product Code: H864
ISBN: 9780881464269
Product Format: Hardback
Availability: In stock
Price: $25.00
Winner of the 2011 Ferrol Sams Award for Fiction Travel to Sequoyah, Georgia, to meet Early and Ivey Willingham. Early is a lifelong underachiever who occasionally smokes marijuana, drinks malt liquor, and watches the world go by. Ivey is a modern day prophet who sees dead relatives and angels in her sleep. Together they own Camp Redemption, a failing Bible camp in the North Georgia mountains.

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