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The Life, Death, and Resurrection of Harry Potter
By author: John Killinger
Publisher: Mercer University Press
Product Code: P390
ISBN: 9780881461626
Product Format: Paperback
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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.

The Burdens of Aeneas: A Son's Memoir of Duty and Love
By author: James C. Abbot Jr.
Publisher: Mercer University Press
Product Code: H951
ISBN: 9780881466577
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Price: $28.00
"When the bullets start flying, I hope the first one gets you." The man in the crosshairs was the author's father. It was an era of seismic social change in the American South. Four decades later, his son visited the National September 11 Museum. In a young firefighter's heroism on 9/11, the author glimpsed a truth about his father's lifelong devotion to duty, law, and justice. So he sat down and began writing him letters. THE BURDENS OF AENEAS is that series of letters--a fascinating collection of wide-ranging essays, invented conversations, reminiscences, interior monologues, and vivid descriptions of life in a vanishing America. Part memoir, part extended reflection on paternal duty and love, it breaks new ground in blending deeply personal writing with scholarly meditation on a masterwork of world literature, Virgil's AENEID.

The House Began to Pitch: Poems
By author: Kelly Whiddon
Publisher: Mercer University Press
Product Code: P453
ISBN: 9780881463903
Product Format: Paperback
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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.

Stormy Weather & Other Stories
By author: Lisa Alther
Product Code: H851e
ISBN: 9780881463668
Product Format: Electronic book text
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Price: $12.00
Stormy Weather & Other Stories is probably as close as Lisa Alther will ever come to writing an autobiography. These stories, written over the course of her career, are set in the three places that have meant the most to her— the Southern mountains, Vermont, and New York City. Most of these stories were published in journals or anthologies, though three are previously unpublished.

Lightningstruck
By author: Ashley Mace Havird
Publisher: Mercer University Press
Product Code: P540
ISBN: 9780881465969
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Price: $16.00
In May of 1964, eleven-year-old Etta McDaniel’s horse is struck by lightning—dead and gone, she hopes— out of her life “as though he’d never come in the first place, bringing with him one catastrophe after another.” But Troy, gruesomely scarred, not only survives but seems to have gained supernatural powers, which Etta sets her mind on harnessing in her search for treasure. She is convinced that a find of the sort her hero Heinrich Schliemann unearthed at ancient Troy will set to rights everything suddenly gone wrong in her life: rivalry and betrayal at home and social unrest reaching even her family’s farm.

The Book of Marie
By author: Terry Kay, Terry Kay
Product Code: H742
ISBN: 9780881460827
Product Format: Hardback
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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.

Elements : The Novels of James Dickey
By author: Casey Clabough
Product Code: H558
ISBN: 9780865547438
Product Format: Hardback
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Price: $39.95
Elements: The Novels of James Dickey draws upon previously undiscussed manuscripts and notes to articulate Dickey's fictional vision as it appears in his three published novels, while also examining his early unpublished fiction and post- Deliverance screenplays. The book's thesis follows Dickey's philosophical and verbal theory for his published fiction (the practice of merging), illustrating the multifaceted and layered manner in which it functions, encompassing protagonist and environment and reader and text.

I Have Told You and Told You
By author: Elizabeth Cox
Publisher: Mercer University Press
Product Code: P468
ISBN: 9780881464474
Product Format: Paperback
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Price: $18.00
These poems, written over a period of thirty years, reflect both the experience of growing up and growing old. The poems seek to find a primitive connection to a natural world that is fast disappearing. They look at what is lost and what is still present, though ignored, in twenty-first-century life. The familiar subjects of love, death, disaster, discovery, grief, loss, and joy are explored; but the underlying power that keeps emerging lies in the need to rely on images that try to speak a language that cannot be spoken, of music/rhythm to enter that familiar place of the heart, and of a river, the Tennessee River, that drives the heart of this poet.

Joseph Conrad : His Moral Vision
By author: George A. Panichas
Product Code: P291
ISBN: 9780881460636
Product Format: Paperback
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Price: $20.00
This book seeks to renew interest in Joseph Conrad's moral imagination. In illuminating interpretations the author focuses on the consequences of moral darkness and moral warfare as he proceeds to uncover Conrad's basic ideas and meaning. The book shows that morality in Conrad's work is not reducible to an absolute category but must be apprehended in the forms of both moral crises and the possibility of moral recovery enacted in their complexity and tensions

Washed in the Blood
By author: Lisa Alther
Publisher: Mercer University Press
Product Code: H832
ISBN: 9780881462579
Product Format: Hardback
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Price: $26.00
This unique three-part novel assumes that, regardless of what Americans learn in school, the Southeast was not a barren wilderness when the English arrived at Jamestown. Based on extensive research into the racial mixing that occurred in the early years of southeastern settlement, this provocative multigenerational story shows that these people did not simply vanish. You will not be able to put this novel down without wondering, “Where will it take me next?”

Shakespeare’s History:Introduction to the Interpretation of THE FIRST PART OF KING HENRY THE SIXTH and the English Histories
By author: Guy Story Brown
Publisher: Mercer University Press
Product Code: H842
ISBN: 9780881462807
Product Format: Hardback
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Price: $45.00
The First Part of King Henry the Sixth is Shakespeare’s first work for the stage, his first dramatic hit, and, also, his most controversial and suspect history play, a literary genre he perfected. From the vantage of his opening act its close study affords the original introduction to all the histories and the Shakespearean stage as such, as well as to his idea of time and the world generally, that is, to the Shakespearean education.

A Flower Blooms on Charlotte Street: A Novel
Product Code: P307
ISBN: 9780865549609
Product Format: Paperback
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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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