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The Flower Seeker: An Epic Poem of William Bartram
By author: Philip Lee Williams
Publisher: Mercer University Press
Product Code: H820
ISBN: 9780881462289
Product Format: Hardback
Availability: In stock
Price: $55.00
Named Book of the Year by Books & Culture Magazine. The Flower Seeker is an epic poem that follows the young William Bartram on his journey in the American South and during his old age in his father’s gardens. It is truly a southern Odyssey, using techniques of fiction and poetry to get deeply inside one of the most remarkable men ever to strap on a pair of boots in America. Regular cloth edition includes audio CD of original music composed by author and a recording of the Keowee River in South Carolina.

The Flower Seeker: An Epic Poem of William Bartram (Limited Edition)
By author: Philip Lee Williams
Publisher: Mercer University Press
Product Code: H807
ISBN: 9780881462081
Product Format: Hardback
Availability: In stock
Price: $75.00
The Flower Seeker is an epic poem that follows the young William Bartram on his journey in the American South and during his old age in his father’s gardens. It is truly a southern Odyssey, using techniques of fiction and poetry to get deeply inside one of the most remarkable men ever to strap on a pair of boots in America. Limited Edition copies are numbered and signed and will include a CD recording of the Keowee River in South Carolina, one four-color plate, and ribbon bookmark. Limited Edition copies are non-returnable.

The Forever Wish of Middy Sweet
By author: Terry Kay   Afterword by: Jeff Fields
Publisher: Mercer University Press
Product Code: H991
ISBN: 9780881467536
Availability: In stock
Price: $24.00
Middy Sweet Young, a wealthy widow, returns to her hometown in Northeast Georgia in search of her youth, lured by a dreamy wish shared with Luke Mercer, her high school boyfriend: "One day we’ll be together…" THE FOREVER WISH OF MIDDY SWEET is the story of that prophecy--the former beauty queen and the retired history teacher reuniting fifty years after her vow.

The Girl with Kaleidoscope Eyes
By author: William Rawlings
Publisher: Mercer University Press
Product Code: P587
ISBN: 9780881467130
Availability: In stock
Price: $18.00
John Wesley O'Toole, a disbarred former attorney, is trying to make a new start in life as an art dealer in Savannah, Georgia, after his release from prison. He is struggling financially when he is approached by a prominent wealthy businessman and offered a significant sum to help recover a painting that’s been stolen by the man's estranged granddaughter, Lucy. It’s an offer O'Toole can’t afford to refuse, and seemingly his one chance to avoid losing everything he’s worked for. With the help of Jenna, O'Toole’s friend and sometimes lover, he sets out to find the missing painting, and with it, the missing granddaughter.

The Gospel of Rot: A Novel
By author: Gregory Ariail
Product Code: P646
ISBN: 9780881468489
Availability: Not currently available. (Backorder policy)
Price: $20.00
At the age of seventy-one, the recluse Amelia finally leaves her home in the North Carolina mountains to find the world grown strange and almost deserted. In her quest to unravel the mysteries of this apocalyptic landscape, she encounters a neighbor turned into an apple tree, children trapped in mica, and her doppelgänger. THE GOSPEL OF ROT is a creative intervention into the Appalachian imaginary, steeped in the Southern gothic. It explores lesser-known, idiosyncratic, and historically taboo subjects: Biblical apocrypha, heterodoxy, mysticism, queerness, Cherokee lore, and the weird and the fantastic. It strives to upend and complicate any static conception of the Appalachian experience

The Greats of Cuttercane
By author: Terry Kay, Terry Kay
Publisher: Mercer University Press
Product Code: H827
ISBN: 9780881462494
Product Format: Hardback
Availability: In stock
Price: $22.00
When Asa Holbrook Staggs stepped into the cold-water spring that would later bear his name, he was drunk. The date was November 18, 1914. He pulled himself from the water, sober, cold, and converted to a new life in the Lord. Thus began the legend of Asa's Spring. The Greats of Cuttercane tells the stories of people in Cuttercane, Georgia, the place of Asa's Spring. Written in the edged-in-humor style of caricature, these stories are still shared daily in the South.

The House Began to Pitch: PoemsThe House Began to Pitch: Poems
By author: Kelly Whiddon
Publisher: Mercer University Press
Product Code: P453
ISBN: 9780881463903
Product Format: Paperback
Availability: In stock
Price: $16.00
Winner of the 2011 Adrienne Bond Award for Poetry The House Began to Pitch is a collection of poems that begins by following the lives of a man and a woman who grow up in the rural South in the fifties and sixties. Many of the poems are told through the lens of fairy tales as a comment on archetypal constructs that make up our ideals of home and family.

The Incarnational Art of Flannery O’Connor
Publisher: Mercer University Press
Product Code: P583
ISBN: 9780881467062
Availability: In stock
Price: $30.00
THE INCARNATIONAL ART OF FLANNERY O'CONNOR argues that O’Connor designed a unique asthetic to defy the Gnostic dualisms that characterize American intellectual and spiritual life. Focusing on stories with artist figures, objets d’art, child protagonists, and embodied images, Lake describes how O’Connor’s fiction actively resists romantic theories of the imagination and religious life by highlighting the epistemological necessity of the body. Ultimately O’Connor challenges the romantic and modern notion of the artist as a fire-stealing Prometheus and replaces it with a notion of the artist as a locally committed craftsman.

The King Who Made Paper Flowers
By author: Terry Kay
Publisher: Mercer University Press
Product Code: P615
ISBN: 9780881467727
Availability: In stock
Price: $18.00
When Arthur Benjamin steps from a Greyhound bus in Savannah, Georgia, he is immediately robbed by an affable street magician named Hamby Cahill. It is Hamby's first act of thievery and the remorse of it so overwhelms him that he finds lodging for Arthur in The Castle, a warehouse supposedly owned by Melinda McFadden, an eccentric and fragile grande dame of imagined aristocracy who is known as Lady to the strange assembly of street people she has arbitrarily selected to be her Guests. There, Arthur finds his family--an ex-con shoplifter, a disgruntled seamstress, a young artist suspected of being a hooker, and a former boxer known as Lightning.

The Letters of Austin Warren: Edited and Selected, with an Introduction and Notes
Original author: Austin Warren   By author: George A. Panichas
Publisher: Mercer University Press
Product Code: H819
ISBN: 9780881462203
Product Format: Hardback
Availability: In stock
Price: $55.00
The Letters of Austin Warren enables a reader to perceive what epistolary art signifies, and to appreciate the rehabilitative powers and possibilities of communication and connection that it generates. A reader who enters into this unique epistolary community will find there a rich and incessant flow of ideas, seriously and strenuously deliberated, as well as to hear conversations that are vigorous, dignified, and sapient in tone and content. One who pores over these letters will take an intimate part in the works and days of Austin Warren, Man of Letters and Epistolary Artist.

The Life and Letters of Emily Chubbuck Judson: Volume 7, 1826–1854 The Collected Poetry and Fiction
Edited by: George H. Tooze
Publisher: Mercer University Press
Product Code: H872
ISBN: 9780881464412
Product Format: Hardback
Availability: In stock
Price: $60.00
Volume 7 begins with a poem written when Emily was nine years old (1826) and ends with “My Angel Guide,” written in 1853 prior to her death in June 1854. Between are several hundred of her poems, many of them newly discovered in the papers of her great-grandson, Dr. Stanley Hanna. This is all of her poetry published and unpublished as we know it. Also included are twenty fictional pieces from the magazines that are not included in her several published anthologies. The seven-volume series of The Life and Letters of Emily Chubbuck Judson (Fanny Forester) is published in cooperation with the American Baptist Historical Society.

The Life, Death, and Resurrection of Harry Potter
By author: John Killinger
Publisher: Mercer University Press
Product Code: P390
ISBN: 9780881461626
Product Format: Paperback
Availability: Not currently available. (Backorder policy)
Price: $17.00
Examining all the Harry Potter novels, John Killinger points out the consistent way in which author J. K. Rowling follows the story of Christ in the Gospels with Harry as a Christ-figure.