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Down Town: A Novel
By author: Ferrol Sams
Product Code: H734
ISBN: 9780881460728
Product Format: Hardback
Availability: In stock
Price: $25.00
Down Town is the panoramic story of the American South, carefully observed and skillfully recounted by a native son. Through the characters of “our town,” we gain new perspectives on the historical events that have shaped our country since 1865 - Reconstruction, the first World War, the Depression, World War II, racial integration, land speculation and economic boom.

The Book of Marie
By author: Terry Kay, Terry Kay
Product Code: H742
ISBN: 9780881460827
Product Format: Hardback
Availability: In stock
Price: $23.00
In spring 1962, a young black girl is killed at a civil rights demonstration on a university campus in Atlanta. The next day, the home of a black woman in Overton, Georgia, is burned. Both events are etched into the memory of Cole Bishop, eerily playing out the predictions of a former classmate named Marie. The story revolves around the fiftieth-year reunion of the Overton High School class of 1955, rekindling for Cole memories of the two earlier tragedies. The Book of Marie is the story of a generation-whites and blacks-who ignited the war of change. Yet, it is also as much about the power of place.

The Convention : A Parable
By author: Will D. Campbell
Product Code: P368
ISBN: 9780881460841
Product Format: Paperback
Availability: In stock
Price: $20.00
Organized religion has taken on an increasingly disorganized, fractured appearance in the last few years. The faithful of many traditional denominations have been divided into warring camps. In The Convention, Will Campbell addresses the issues in the form of a parable, the oldest known form of storytelling. And Will Campbell unfolds her plan with vision and humor, evoking more than a few tears along the way. Whatever your religious persuasion, whatever your thoughts on God and on humankind, this story will intrigue you, inform you, and inspire you.

Whiskey Before Breakfast: A Novel
By author: Benjy Griffith
Publisher: Mercer University Press
Product Code: H766
ISBN: 9780881461237
Product Format: Hardback
Availability: In stock
Price: $24.95
A Southern page-turner, told with humor and an uncanny ear for the Southern idiom. It presents a motley cast of Middle Georgia originals caught up in the struggles of the Great Depression. Thirteen-year-old Newt and his friend Jefferson, will remind some readers of Huck Finn and Jim. Newt's father decides to move into rival territory with his moonshine business, sending Jefferson, an alcoholic who will work for whiskey, along with Newt, who will sell the moonshine and protect the money. But this story is one that will linger with the reader long after the final pages.

Cecelia's Sin: A Novella
By author: Will D. Campbell
Product Code: P026
ISBN: 9780865542136
Product Format: Paperback
Availability: Not currently available. (Backorder policy)
Price: $35.00
In The Glad River, Campbell’s Doops Momber leaves the story of Cecelia unfinished. In this book, Campbell fills in the gaps and shows how the two stories connect in the overall scheme.

Survivors and Others
By author: Robert Drake
Product Code: P041
ISBN: 9780865542549
Product Format: Paperback
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Price: $35.00

Amazing Grace: 25th Anniversary Edition
By author: Robert Drake
Publisher: Mercer University Press
Product Code: P082
ISBN: 9780865543720
Product Format: Paperback
Availability: Not currently available. (Backorder policy)
Price: $35.00
"Amazing Grace is a very unpretentious book-episodes in the life of a small town in W. Tennessee, related by a man, never overtly characterized but somehow growing before our eyes, in a style as clear as plate glass-glass beyond whic a reality glows, comic, sad, tender. Making no pretensions, the book accomplishes its own small, but authentic, miracle. For if we can ever see even a small segment of life clearly-that is, offered with the self-denying artistry and veracity whidh we find here-such a smimple segment, merely because its nature seems suddenly illuminated, will probably move us. And because it is life, it may well become a permanent possession. At least that has been true for me, who read it first in an early edition, some twelve or fifteen years ago." Rober Penn Warrent

Looking up
By author: Griffith
Product Code: H341
ISBN: 9780865544277
Product Format: Hardback
Availability: Not currently available. (Backorder policy)
Price: $35.00

My Sweetheart's House: Memories, Fictions
By author: Robert Drake
Product Code: P105
ISBN: 9780865544376
Product Format: Paperback
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Price: $35.00

What Will You Do For An Encore? and Other Stories
By author: Robert Drake
Product Code: P147
ISBN: 9780865545236
Product Format: Paperback
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Price: $19.95

Snakes, Butterbeans, and the Discovery of Electricity
By author: James A. Perkins
Product Code: H617
ISBN: 9780865548145
Product Format: Hardback
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Price: $25.00
With the frankness of a memoir, each story in Snakes, Butterbeans, and the Discovery of Electricity explores the reaches of innocence amid a Kentucky childhood. Nolstalgic, funny, and touching, this collection reminds us of the forgotten paths and pitfalls of childhood. In the fashion of the truest Southern storytellers, Perkins, in Snakes, Butterbeans, and the Discovery of Electricity asks us in, invites us to stay awhile, and to listen.

A Flower Blooms on Charlotte Street: A Novel
Product Code: P307
ISBN: 9780865549609
Product Format: Paperback
Availability: Not currently available. (Backorder policy)
Price: $20.00
The only remaining female in the George Nash family, Ociee chooses to view herself as more brother than sister. Her favorite outfit is soft, worn dungarees and her brother Ben's old shirt that Mama made. Ociee's hair is a wispy web of curls and, dreadfully, it usually falls in her face when her self-tied ribbons slide down her back. Her gray eyes sparkle as she delights in jumping on moving boxcars and chasing strangers who dare to wander upon her Mississippi farm. This same little tomboy also goes to great pains to cook and clean and make a home for her beloved Papa and brothers Fred and Ben. She tries valiantly to fill the hole her Mama's death has left in the family. She fingers Mama's locket and hopes the touch of it will make things better. Ociee endears herself to all while she struggles through the trauma of her mother’s funeral to finally celebrate her young life. Her eyes learn to see beyond stereotypes and traditional viewpoints as she looks into the hearts of people and finds only what is strong and joyful within them. Ociee giggles as only an innocent child can giggle; yet her youthful spirit carries what would seem to be the wisdom of an older soul. Ociee triumphs over the sadness, fear, and anxiety of the painful occurrences of her early life. In doing just that, she will bloom in a new garden and sow seeds of love in the lives of those who come to know her in a new home on Charlotte Street.

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