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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
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.

Christmas Gift!
By author: Ferrol Sams
Publisher: Mercer University Press
Product Code: H810
ISBN: 9780881462111
Product Format: Hardback
Availability: In stock
Price: $25.00
Interweaving his memories of boyhood Christmases in the dark days of the Depression and the details of present-day holidays with his grandchildren, Ferrol Sams demonstrates the deep, inescapable role of rituals in our lives and the importance of passing them on to each succeeding generation. Includes audio CD read by the author.

Color All Maps New
By author: Jack B. Bedell
Publisher: Mercer University Press
Product Code: P617
ISBN: 9780881467772
Availability: In stock
Price: $16.00
In his thirteenth collection of poetry, Jack B. Bedell examines moments of reparation and continuance in the face of loss. By turns personal, ecological, cultural, and fantastic, these poems promise new maps to navigate damaged territories. The rituals of family and South Louisiana culture share space with folklore and history here.

Concertina: Poems
By author: Joseph Bathanti
Publisher: Mercer University Press
Product Code: P480
ISBN: 9780881464702
Product Format: Paperback
Availability: In stock
Price: $18.00
In 1976, Joseph Bathanti left his home in Pittsburgh for a fourteen- month sojourn as a VISTA Volunteer with the North Carolina Department of Correction. His new volume of poems, CONCERTINA, recounts in lyrical sweep his entry into the surreal, brutal, and often terrifyingly beautiful netherworld of convicts and their keepers. It is a world with one foot still firmly planted in the old chain gang, the other venturing beyond the manacles of history into a realm of second chances, while the country, in the throes of its bicentennial celebration, still swoons from Watergate and its aftermath. What’s more, CONCERTINA, is an outsider’s meditation on the American South and the power of place to transform not only language, but to instill in the speaker the impulse to tell the story of everything his eye lights upon. Indeed, Bathanti’s world is as much about the geography, the very ether, of North Carolina, as it is about prisons. His voice is contemplative, poised on a tightrope of its own making, pitched near detonation.

Conjuror
Publisher: Mercer University Press
Product Code: P512
ISBN: 9780881465372
Availability: In stock
Price: $17.00
Within the tightly knit Cherokee community in the Smoky Mountains, a secret society of Snake Dancers is led by a group of elders, four of whom guard an artifact of incredible power. Guardianship has been passed from father to son for over 300 years. Theses artifacts belonged to Kanegwa’ti, a medicine man who controlled the power of Uktena (an evil spirit) in order to protect the tribe. Even the four guardians cannot reveal what they guard. The tradition of secrecy was set up by Kanegwa’ti to prevent anyone from awakening Uktena and bringing destruction.

Cosmic Defiance: Updike’s Kierkegaard and the Maples Stories
By author: David Crowe
Product Code: H891
ISBN: 9780881465020
Availability: In stock
Price: $35.00
John Updike once wrote that many of his works are "illustrations of Kierkegaard," and yet no current study provides an extended, convincing reason why this is so, why Updike came to live by Søren Kierkegaard's ideas. This study does, telling the story of Updike's life-altering encounter with Fear and Trembling in his early career, and tracing the subsequent evolution of Updike's complex and coherent theology.

Crooked Truth
Publisher: Mercer University Press
Product Code: P612
ISBN: 9780881467574
Availability: In stock
Price: $18.00
Fifteen-year-old Lucas Webster doesn't mind working in the fields and chopping cotton on his grandparents' farm in South Georgia, but he hates getting stuck caring for his Uncle Robert who was born with Down Syndrome. After his grandpa dies in the spring of 1948, things change. His grandmother withdraws in her grief and Alvin Earl, Robert's half-brother, returns to manage the farm with his guns and stash of liquor. Despite Lucas's objections, Alvin Earl plans to pull him out of school to work on the farm full-time and send Robert to the state asylum.

CrossRoads : A Southern Culture Annual
Edited by: Ted Olson
Product Code: P248
ISBN: 9780865548664
Product Format: Paperback
Availability: Not currently available. (Backorder policy)
Price: $35.00
CrossRoads: A Southern Culture Annual is a publication dedicated to the interdisciplinary study and artistic appreciation of the South (broadly defined) and Southern culture.

CrossRoads : A Southern Culture Annual 2005
Edited by: Ted Olson
Product Code: P314
ISBN: 9780865549784
Product Format: Paperback
Availability: Not currently available. (Backorder policy)
Price: $30.00
CrossRoads: A Southern Culture Annual is a publication dedicated to the interdisciplinary study and artistic appreciation of the South. CrossRoads (2005) explores such topics as Southern language, literature, visual art, music, and food, and that volume features scholarly work by Donald Davidson, Donald Edward Davis, Fred Sauceman, Robert Hawkins, Emily Loop, Ryan A. Brasseaux, Annabel Alderman, Kathryn Bright Gurkin, and many others.

CrossRoads : A Southern Culture Annual 2006
Edited by: Ted Olson
Product Code: P355
ISBN: 9780881460377
Product Format: Paperback
Availability: Not currently available. (Backorder policy)
Price: $22.00

CrossRoads : A Southern Culture Annual 2009
Edited by: Ted Olson
Publisher: Mercer University Press
Product Code: P373
ISBN: 9780881460957
Product Format: Paperback
Availability: Not currently available. (Backorder policy)
Price: $30.00
CrossRoads: A Southern Culture Annual is a publication dedicated to the interdisciplinary study and artistic appreciation of the South (broadly defined) and Southern culture. The scholarly work in CrossRoads explores such topics as Southern language, literature, art, music, food, religion, race, ethnicity, gender, and politics. The creative work in CrossRoads includes such genres as poetry, short fiction, creative non-fiction, and visual art.

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