Southern Writers

Sing, Unburied, Sing: A Novel By Jesmyn Ward Cover Image
ISBN: 9781501126079
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Published: Scribner - May 8th, 2018


A finalist for the Kirkus Prize, Andrew Carnegie Medal, Aspen Words Literary Prize, and a New York Times bestseller, this majestic, stirring, and widely praised novel from two-time National Book Award winner Jesmyn Ward, the story of a family on a journey through rural Mississippi, i

The Best Cook in the World: Tales from My Momma's Table By Rick Bragg Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781400040414
Published: Knopf - April 24th, 2018


From the beloved, best-selling author of All Over but the Shoutin', a delectable, rollicking food memoir, cookbook, and loving tribute to a region, a vanishing history, a family, and, especially, to his mother. Including seventy-four mouthwatering Bragg family recipes for classic southern dishes passed down through generations.

The Mississippi Encyclopedia By Ted Ownby (Editor), Charles Reagan Wilson (Editor), Ann J. Abadie (Editor) Cover Image
By Ted Ownby (Editor), Charles Reagan Wilson (Editor), Ann J. Abadie (Editor)
ISBN: 9781628466928
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Published: University Press of Mississippi - May 25th, 2017

Recipient of the 2018 Special Achievement Award from the Mississippi Institute of Arts and Letters and Recipient of a 2018 Heritage Award for Education from the Mississippi Heritage Trust

An American Marriage: A Novel By Tayari Jones Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781616201340
Published: Algonquin Books - February 6th, 2018




“One of my favorite parts of summer is deciding what to read when things slow down just a bit, whether it’s on a vacation with family or just a quiet afternoon . . .

Delta Epiphany: Robert F. Kennedy in Mississippi By Ellen B. Meacham Cover Image
ISBN: 9781496817457
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Published: University Press of Mississippi - April 2nd, 2018

In April 1967, a year before his run for president, Senator Robert F. Kennedy knelt in a crumbling shack in Mississippi trying to coax a response from a listless child. The toddler sat picking at dried rice and beans spilled over the dirt floor as Kennedy, former US attorney general and brother to a president, touched the boy's distended stomach and stroked his face and hair.

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Country Dark By Chris Offutt Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780802127792
Published: Grove Press - April 10th, 2018

Chris Offutt is an outstanding literary talent, whose work has been called "lean and brilliant" (New York Times Book Review) and compared by reviewers to Tobias Wolff, Ernest Hemingway, and Raymond Carver. He's been awarded the Whiting Writers Award for Fiction/Nonfiction and the American Academy of Arts and Letters Fiction Award, among numerous other honors.

Southern Writers on Writing By Susan Cushman (Editor), Alan Lightman (Foreword by) Cover Image
By Susan Cushman (Editor), Alan Lightman (Foreword by)
ISBN: 9781496815002
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Published: University Press of Mississippi - May 16th, 2018

Contributions by Julie Cantrell, Katherine Clark, Susan Cushman, Jim Dees, Clyde Edgerton, W. Ralph Eubanks, John M.

Bluff By Michael Kardos Cover Image
ISBN: 9780802128041
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Published: Mysterious Press - April 3rd, 2018

The magician's job is to create a mystery--an unbridgeable gap between cause and effect. Michael Kardos brilliantly constructs his new novel Bluff as a magician would, delivering a perfectly calibrated performance of intrigue and, ultimately, astonishment.

At twenty-seven, magician Natalie Webb is already a has-been.

The Fighter By Michael Farris Smith Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780316432344
Published: Little, Brown and Company - March 20th, 2018

A blistering novel of violence and deliverance set against the mythic backdrop of the Mississippi Delta.

Varina: A Novel By Charles Frazier Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780062405982
Published: Ecco - April 3rd, 2018

Sooner or later, history asks, which side were you on?

In his powerful new novel, Charles Frazier returns to the time and place of Cold Mountain, vividly bringing to life the chaos and devastation of the Civil War

A Spy in Canaan: How the FBI Used a Famous Photographer to Infiltrate the Civil Rights Movement By Marc Perrusquia Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781612193410
Published: Melville House - March 27th, 2018

Only Ernest Withers, a key figure in the civil rights movement, could have delivered such iconic photographs—and the kind of information the FBI wanted . . . 

Pass It On! By Gloria J. McEwen Burgess, Gerald Purnell (Illustrator) Cover Image
ISBN: 9780998631424
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Published: Two Sylvias Press - November 1st, 2017

Pass It On by Gloria J. McEwen Burgess and illustrated by Gerald Purnell is a children's picture book about the author's father, Earnest McEwen Jr., and his life-changing relationship with Nobel Laureate and Pulitzer Prize-winning author William Faulkner.

Gods of Howl Mountain: A Novel By Taylor Brown Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781250111777
Published: St. Martin's Press - March 20th, 2018

“A fresh, authentic, and eloquent new voice in American fiction.” - Robert Morgan, New York Times bestselling author of Gap Creek

In Gods of Howl Mountain, award-winning author Taylor Brown explores a world of folk healers, whiskey-runners, and dark family secrets in the high country of 1950s North Carolina.

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Mississippi Blood: A Novel (Penn Cage #6) By Greg Iles Cover Image
ISBN: 9780062311153
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Published: William Morrow - March 21st, 2017

The #1 New York Times Bestseller

GoodReads Choice Award semi finalist, Amazon Best Mysteries & Thrillers of 2017 selection

The final installment in the epic Natchez Burning trilogy by Greg Iles