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Far Beyond the Gates: A Novel
By author: Philip Lee Williams
Publisher: Mercer University Press
Product Code: H982
ISBN: 9780881467369
Availability: In stock
Price: $25.00
Lucy McKay, a high school English teacher from Mississippi, is estranged from her divorced parents. Her father, Pratt McKay, is a professor of history at UNC-Chapel Hill, and her mother a professor of art history at Duke. Pratt, who is ill with multiple sclerosis, invites Lucy to spend her summer vacation with him at his second home, which is in an expensive gated community 250 miles west of Chapel Hill in the Great Smoky Mountains. The visit begins with difficulty for Lucy, who is 35, also divorced, and unhappy. She and her father have trouble talking about his progressing illness. Told in a double-journal form by Lucy and her father, this is a story of love's cost and necessity.

Fate Moreland's Widow
By author: John Lane
Publisher: Mercer University Press
Product Code: P630
ISBN: 9780881468007
Availability: In stock
Price: $18.00
Now in paperback, John Lane's award-winning first novel FATE MORELAND'S WIDOW has been singled out by reviewers and critics as a noteworthy exploration of the cotton mill culture of the South.

Fireflies
By author: John Leland
Publisher: Mercer University Press
Product Code: P521
ISBN: 9780881465501
Availability: In stock
Price: $16.00
FIREFLIES is a collection of lyric poems—formal and informal— that seek solace in nature and memory for the heartache of being human. From children chasing fireflies at night to middle agers chasing lost loves at three in the morning, they trace the compromises we make to make it—the dead mice, cats, fetuses, and loves left in our wakes. And they celebrate the tenuous survival of trees, love, and innocence.

Flannery O'Connor: The Woman, the Thinker, the Visionary
By author: Ted R Spivey
Product Code: P161
ISBN: 9780865545571
Product Format: Paperback
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Price: $25.00
FLANNERY O'CONNOR: THE WOMAN, THE THINKER, THE VISIONARY evaluates O'Connor from the standpoint of one who knew her well and corresponded with her for six years on significant religious and literary matters. More than twenty letters written by O'Connor to Spivey are in her collected letters, and he quotes from these letters and other sources to present a picture of O'Connor as not only a brilliant writer of fiction, but as an intellectual and a student of the great Western tradition in literature and religion.

Freedom and Society: Essays on Autonomy, Identity, and Political Freedom
Publisher: Mercer University Press
Product Code: P624
ISBN: 9780881467871
Availability: In stock
Price: $35.00
The idea for this volume arose from discussions at the February 2019 annual meeting of the Georgia Philosophical Society held at Mercer University on the theme of "Freedom and Society," and drafts of many of the chapters were first presented there. Including contributions from both early-career and well-known scholars, the chapters are tied together by questions about the nature of political freedom and autonomy in democratic societies and about the ways in which the enactment of democratic freedom depends on awareness of and engagement with freedom's underlying conditions.

Frodo's Wound: Why The Lord of the Rings Is a Great Book
By author: Krishnan Venkatesh
Publisher: Mercer University Press
Product Code: P631
ISBN: 9780881468014
Availability: In stock
Price: $24.00
Why do lovers of J.R.R. Tolkien's LORD OF THE RINGS trilogy return to it again and again through their lives? Why does each rereading seem more nourishing? FRODO'S WOUND is a collection of essays that approaches these questions from various angles. It argues that while epic conflict and heroic warriors may provide the initial allure to the book, what lingers and deepens with each reading is its emotional complexity, its knowledge of loss and grief, and its yearning for something only dimly understood.

Galaxies: Poems
By author: Cathryn Hankla
Publisher: Mercer University Press
Product Code: P545
ISBN: 9780881466164
Availability: In stock
Price: $16.00
As the opening poem “The Labyrinth Galaxy” suggests, this is not a book of astronomy, but a book of seeking and beseeching. Cathryn Hankla’s GALAXIES forms a collective of connected but disparate things. Each galaxy grouping constitutes a gravitational system of concern, finding its own music and approach to what a poem can be. Together the poems create a spiritual pilgrimage, a sequence sending up an alarm for the earth, inviting the reader to walk a path to the heart’s center.

Georgia Cowboy Poets
Edited by: David Fillingim
Publisher: Mercer University Press
Product Code: P407
ISBN: 9780881461831
Product Format: Paperback
Availability: In stock
Price: $25.00
The contemporary cowboy poetry revival that sprung up in 1985 in Elko, Nevada, has borne fruit in the Peach State. First, Fillingim traces the history of cowboy poetry and its emergence as a cultural phenomenon. Then he recounts the story of how Georgia became home to a vibrant cowboy poetry scene. But the largest part of the book is an anthology of poems by some of the finest cowboy poets anywhere, and they all happen to be in Georgia.As celebrated cowboy-poet Doris Daley— of Turner Valley, Alberta, Canada —says in the preface, “everywhere is west of somewhere.” So settle in, and travel with Fillingim to someplace west of wherever you are, and enjoy this unique combination of shrewd scholarly analysis and heartwarming cowboy poetry.

Glimmerglass
By author: Marly Youmans
Product Code: H896
ISBN: 9780881464917
Availability: In stock
Price: $24.00
Perhaps it was a sense of estrangement from the everyday that drew Cynthia Sorrel to the village of Cooper Patent. The failed painter was lured by the gatehouse with its seven doors, the lake with its tower, and the magical air of a place that couldn't quite decide whether it was fictional, mythic, or real. The gatehouse should have been a first clue that she was on a journey, and soon she begins to glimpse and then to pursue a figure in the woods near her house, convinced she has seen the Muse.

God’s Struggler : Religion in the Writings of Nikos Kazantzakis
Edited by: Peter A. Bien   By author: Darren J. N. Middleton
Product Code: H391
ISBN: 9780865544994
Product Format: Hardback
Availability: Not currently available. (Backorder policy)
Price: $35.00
It is often assumed that Nikos Kazantzakis's (1883-1957) religious views were unorthodox and heretical, and therefore unworthy of a place in the history of Christian thought. We may see it as a part of a wider, Christian faith still in the making.

Going Farther into the Woods than the Woods Go
By author: Seaborn Jones
Publisher: Mercer University Press
Product Code: P443
ISBN: 9780881462722
Product Format: Paperback
Availability: In stock
Price: $15.00
Going Farther into the Woods than the Woods Go opens with the poet speaking from an interior landscape in which life is going too fast and he is lonely and isolated from himself and others. Life is brutal, and the speaker finds himself constantly questioning his self-worth, yet in a surrealistic, witty fashion perhaps best described as black humor.

Going to Ground : Simple Life on a Georgia Pond
By author: Amy Blackmarr
Product Code: P267
ISBN: 9780865549050
Product Format: Paperback
Availability: Not currently available. (Backorder policy)
Price: $25.00
Unfulfilled by city life, Amy Blackmarr sold her thriving Kansas business and returned to the pine woods of South Georgia to follow a dream. For five years, she lived in her grandfather’s "old scarecrow of a fishing cabin" beside the pond. Now with warmth, humor, and a strong, clear voice, she brings her rustic world alive in stories about her dogs, life without hot water, visits from an alligator, and the life and death of her grandmother. Blackmarr also writes candidly of the demons she must conquer in her own nature to become the person she longs to be while continually proving there is wonder to be found in every moment. In the tradition of Thoreau’s Walden and Annie Dillard’s Pilgrim at Tinker Creek, Going to Ground is a tribute to the transcendent beauty of nature and the joys, fears, lessons, and serenity of the solitary life. Originally published in 1997, Mercer University Press proudly introduces this new edition.

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