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A Man's World: Portraits
By author: Steve Oney
Publisher: Mercer University Press
Product Code: H935
ISBN: 9780881466188
Availability: In stock
Price: $26.00
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
Publisher: Mercer University Press
Product Code: P542
ISBN: 9780881466126
Availability: In stock
Price: $18.00
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.”

A Year of Birds: Writings on Birds from the Journal of Henry David Thoreau
Edited by: Geoff Wisner   Illustrated by: Barry Van Dusen   Foreword by: Peter Alden
Product Code: P687
ISBN: 9780881469172
Availability: In stock
Price: $27.00
A work of art as well as a work of literature, A YEAR OF BIRDS will be welcomed by nature lovers, art lovers, and birders. With 150 watercolors and field sketches by renowned bird artist Barry Van Dusen and a foreword by celebrated naturalist Peter Alden, the author of numerous Audubon Field Guides, Henry David Thoreau's writings on birds are showcased in a way never seen before.

Appointed Rounds: Essays
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.

Bartram's Living Legacy: The Travels and the Nature of the South
Edited by: Dorinda G. Dallmeyer   By artist: Philip Juras
Publisher: Mercer University Press
Product Code: P415
ISBN: 9780881462227
Product Format: Paperback
Availability: In stock
Price: $28.00
In this unique anthology, for the first time Bartram's Travels is joined with essays acknowledging the debt Southern nature writers owe the man called the “South’s Thoreau.” We hope this book will introduce a new generation of environmentally minded Southerners to Bartram’s timeless work, not only standing on its own but also interpreted through passionate, personal essays by some of the region’s finest nature writers. Rather than wallowing in nostalgia for the long-gone world Bartram describes, this anthology provides us with a starting point for reconstructing and reclaiming the natural heritage of the South.

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.

Better to See You With: Perspectives on Flannery O'Connor, Selected and New
Publisher: Mercer University Press
Product Code: HH1020
ISBN: 9780881468250
Availability: In stock
Price: $35.00
This collection of twenty provocative and quirky essays presents Marshall Bruce Gentry's most recent discoveries of angles from which to freshly examine and appreciate the works of Flannery O'Connor, along with reprints of most of Gentry's O'Connor articles since he published FLANNERY O'CONNOR'S RELIGION OF THE GROTESQUE. Although there is plenty in this gathering that would certainly surprise O'Connor herself, there is much that might help the reader who is searching for how to get more out of her intriguing stories.

Breathing and Walking Around: Meditations on a Life
Publisher: Mercer University Press
Product Code: P442
ISBN: 9780881462708
Product Format: Paperback
Availability: Not currently available. (Backorder policy)
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.

Cancer and Healing: Memoirs of Gratitude and Hope
Edited by: Charles W. Deweese
Publisher: Mercer University Press
Product Code: P450
ISBN: 9780881463439
Product Format: Paperback
Availability: In stock
Price: $20.00
Cancer and Healing: Memoirs of Gratitude and Hope provides first-person glimpses into the cancer experiences of eighteen Baptists. In fact, every person connected with this book, including the publishing director, editor, and writers, has had and/or currently has cancer. Their very lives comprise the primary resources of this work. They share passionately about their own survival experiences and compassionately for those who do not survive and for those for whom the announcement of cancer may picture into their tomorrows. These writers, male and female, white and black, live in ten states. They have suffered various cancers: carcinoma, leukemia, lymphoma, multiple myeloma, melanoma, and others, which have affected many parts of their bodies and emotions. They have not written to make money. All royalties from sales of this book will be donated to the American Cancer Society.

Coming into Animal Presence
By author: John Lane
Publisher: Mercer University Press
Product Code: P660
ISBN: 9780881468717
Availability: In stock
Price: $20.00
John Lane continues his exploration of the intersection of the human imagination with the world of other animals. Each of these fifteen pieces--some more formal essays, some journalism, and some stories of Lane's encounters with wild animals in wild places--explores the diversity and the mystery of what's often been called "the more than human world."

Down by the Eno, Down by the Haw: A Wonder Almanac
By author: Thorpe Moeckel
Publisher: Mercer University Press
Product Code: P590
ISBN: 9780881467215
Availability: In stock
Price: $16.00
On foot and in a leaky canoe, award-winning poet and naturalist Thorpe Moeckel meanders for a year through the fragmented forests of the Eno and Haw watersheds. He seeks the alive interiors of a world covered over in asphalt, seeks to shed its hard exterior and "wonder the woods." In doing so he makes a record both physical and numinous. His writing--lyrical and leapy with cellular, porous perceptiveness--invites readers to journey with him around every surprising bend and twisting turn of phrase.

Elizabeth Oakes Smith: Selected Writings, Volume I: Emergence and Fame, 1831-1849
By author: Timothy H. Scherman
Product Code: HH1034
ISBN: 9780881468854
Availability: In stock
Price: $45.00
Timothy H. Scherman re-introduces modern readers to a nineteenth-century woman writer and political activist whose disappearance from literary history would seem impossible in light of the volume of her published writing and the visceral responses she elicited from readers in her own day. Collecting samples of her work in every genre--personal letters, short fiction, essays, lectures, editorial, memoir, excerpts from several novels and one of her plays--Scherman captures the full creative range of one of the earliest woman professionals in the literary field in three conveniently arranged volumes.

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