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Laura Lee Smith with THE ICE HOUSE

From a writer who’s been praised for her “intelligence, heart, wit” (Richard Russo, Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Empire Falls), The Ice House follows the beleaguered MacKinnons as they weather the possible loss of the family business, a serious medical diagnosis, and the slings and arrows of familial discord.

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ISBN: 9780802127082
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Published: Grove Press - December 5th, 2017

Nate Blakeslee with AMERICAN WOLF

The intimate, involving story of the rise and reign of O-Six, the fabled Yellowstone wolf, and the people who loved or feared her.

Before men ruled the Earth, there were wolves. Once abundant in North America, these majestic creatures were hunted to near extinction by the 1920s. But in recent decades, conservationists have brought wolves back to the Rockies, igniting a battle over the very soul of the West.

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ISBN: 9781101902783
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Published: Crown Publishing Group (NY) - October 17th, 2017

Dave DiBenedetto with S IS FOR SOUTHERN

Join us for a panel with S is for Southern contributors Dave DiBenedetto, Donna Levine, Ace Atkins, John Currence, John T. Edge, and Vanessa Gregory.

From the bestselling authors of The Southerner’s Handbook, Good Dog, and The Southerner’s Cookbook comes a lively compendium of Southern tradition and contemporary culture.

S Is for Southern: A Guide to the South, from Absinthe to Zydeco Cover Image
ISBN: 9780062445148
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Published: Harper Wave - October 24th, 2017


Jane Stanley has lived in 42 homes and held more than 25 different jobs. She’s been married five times (to four men) and holds four advanced degrees. She’s started a private school, an alternative school for juvenile offenders, and a pilot pre-school for three-year-olds. At the age of 58, she decided to become a minister. She preaches each Sunday in a poverty stricken neighborhood of Gulfport, Mississippi.

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ISBN: 9781936946747
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Published: Nautilus Publishing Company - September 7th, 2017

John Cofield with OXFORD, MISSISSIPPI: THE COFIELD COLLECTION (at The Chancellor's House)

A pictorial history of Oxford, Mississippi, with John Cofield's unique style of telling the town's tale. Featuring photographs from the Dain, Meek, Leslie, and Cofield collections, as well as many private collections. Join us at The Chancellor's House for a signing on Monday, October 16th (no on-site parking available).


From the Chickasaw Cession to Yoknapatawhpa: Historical Essays on North Mississippi is a collection of essays and documents written by Mississippians over the years, a mosaic that tells the story of the settlement and growth of North Mississippi and explores its literary significance. The fullest of the five sections is devoted to the Chickasaw Cession. We see the mix of native people and settlers, and learn the early history of the twelve counties.