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Bells for Eli: A Novel
Publisher: Mercer University Press
Product Code: P608
ISBN: 9780881467741
Availability: In stock
Price: $18.00
First cousins Ellison (Eli) Winfield and Adeline (Delia) Green grow up across the street from one another in Green Branch, South Carolina, in the 1960s and 70s. Susan Beckham Zurenda masterfully transports readers into a small Southern town where quiet, ordinary life becomes extraordinary. In this compelling coming of age story, culture, family, friends, bullies, and lovers propel two young people to unite to guard each other in a world where love, hope, and connectedness ultimately triumph.

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.

Blessed Assurance: The Life and Art of Horton Foote
By author: Marion Castleberry   Foreword by: Hallie Foote
Product Code: H892
ISBN: 9780881465051
Availability: In stock
Price: $35.00
For more than seventy years, beginning in 1939, when he penned his first play, Wharton Dance, Horton Foote was regarded as one of America’s most revered dramatists. With his probing and perceptive dramas, he succeeded in charting the landscape of small-town America while creating classics of modern theatre and film that have found devoted audiences around the world. Foote wrote more than a hundred plays and screenplays for cinema, theatre, and television, and was equally successful in all three mediums--a record of variety and productivity unmatched by any other writer. With a foreword by Hallie Foote, this biography is the most thorough and comprehensive to date of American dramatist Horton Foote. Drawing on the author's complete access to Foote's personal papers and extended conversations with the writer, his family, and his friends, Marion Castleberry discusses all the important aspects of Horton Foote's life and career--his Wharton, Texas childhood, his devotion to family, his deep Christian faith, his abiding passion for the theatre, and his successes as a screenwriter and independent filmmaker.

Bloodroot: Poems
By author: Bill King
Publisher: Mercer University Press
Product Code: P682
ISBN: 9780881469103
Availability: In stock
Price: $20.00
The poems in Bill King's first full-length collection articulate a life grounded in the Blue Ridge and Appalachian Mountains. We see memories of his youth in southwestern Virginia's Back Creek Valley, as well as poems of adult years in (and exploring the Monongahela Forest that surrounds) the mountain town of Elkins, West Virginia. These poems follow the root of a life nourished by and inseparable from garden soil, mountain rivers, and the hearths and kitchen table of home back to its origins. King's poems offer a language for how to love a world we must, ultimately, leave.

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.

Box Office Gospel: Poems
By author: Marissa Glover
Publisher: Mercer University Press
Product Code: P664
ISBN: 9780881468762
Availability: In stock
Price: $20.00
Marissa Glover once again addresses herself, with her signature wit and moxie, to matters political and personal, sacred and profane, in a voice at once disarmingly colloquial and slyly erudite. Varying tonal registers with an easy grace, she ranges freely over national affairs of great historical importance and tiny, shrewdly observed incidents from domestic life.

Burdy: A Novel
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
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.

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.

Cardinal Hill: A Novel
By author: Mary Anna Bryan
Publisher: Mercer University Press
Product Code: P530
ISBN: 9780881465730
Availability: In stock
Price: $18.00
Margaret Norman lives in a family with secrets, not the least of which is her own. But what concerns Margaret more is that her family will not talk about her mother, “Weezie,” an artist who died shortly after Margaret was born. Her father, Jim Norman, a brooding attorney, is too obsessed with his own pain to share. Louisa, her older sister, is hostile toward Margaret and ignores her. Black housekeeper, Ida, who is helping to raise Margaret, does not think it her place to tell what others will not. And gentle great aunt, Maggie, did not know Margaret’s mother. Set in the South during the 1930s and 1940s, CARDINAL HILL takes place in a world where blacks and whites, although separated by custom and law, often thrive in personal relationships; where half a world away, a war disrupts lives of those close to home; and where little girls suspect that kissing causes babies.

Carnival Life: Poems
By author: Lesley Dauer
Publisher: Mercer University Press
Product Code: P528
ISBN: 9780881465716
Availability: In stock
Price: $17.00
Each poem in this award-winning collection represents the life of a carnival performer or that of an outsider whose life is rife with carnival metaphor. For instance, “The Two-Headed Woman and the Two-Faced Man” is both literal and metaphorical. Naturally, she draws carnival audiences, and as an outsider and illusionist of sorts, he complicates her life. Through deft, incisive portraits, Lesley Dauer populates these pages with people and animals in whom we recognize our own strengths, quirks, and bewilderment. We meet among others: a human cannonball preoccupied with thoughts of his family’s welfare, a contortionist controlled by his emotions, and compassionate dancing bears concerned by the psychological limits of their audience.

Christian Bend: A Novel
Publisher: Mercer University Press
Product Code: P548
ISBN: 9780881466232
Availability: In stock
Price: $17.00
Christian Bend isn’t the kind of place where one expects to find the sorts of secrets the widow Burdy Luttrell has been harboring. Tucked in the hills of East Tennessee, Christian Bend is a place of piercing beauty, where the rivers and love run constant. Burdy never could bring herself to tell Rain Hurd the truth about his father. She’d always meant to, but put it off until that day she was nearly killed in the shooting at Bean Station. As soon as he heard about the shooting, Rain left his job in Rhode Island and flew to Burdy’s bedside at that Knoxville hospital. That’s when Burdy told him about the letters.

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