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  • RED HIGHWAYS: A Liberal's Journey Into the Heartland. by Aguilar, Rose.
    Aguilar, Rose.
    RED HIGHWAYS: A Liberal's Journey Into the Heartland.

    Edition: First printing, a trade paperback original.

    Sausolito, CA: PoliPoint Press, (2008). SIGNED first edition - A book which "challenges stereotypes and goes far beyond the sound bites and statistics to reveal what red-state voters really care about - and what they expect from their political leaders. As Aguilar writes in the first chapter, 'We breathe the same air, we live under the same political system, weve probably seen the same television and news shows, and most of us grew up going to public schools; yet because we might vote differently once every four years, we find ourselves stereotyped in the national media and separated by red and blue borders.'. . . an examination of what matters most in the heartland, what makes it tick, and…

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    Sausolito, CA: PoliPoint Press, (2008). SIGNED first edition - A book which "challenges stereotypes and goes far beyond the sound bites and statistics to reveal what red-state voters really care about - and what they expect from their political leaders. As Aguilar writes in the first chapter, 'We breathe the same air, we live under the same political system, weve probably seen the same television and news shows, and most of us grew up going to public schools; yet because we might vote differently once every four years, we find ourselves stereotyped in the national media and separated by red and blue borders.'. . . an examination of what matters most in the heartland, what makes it tick, and what issues get its citizens to vote." INSCRIBED on the half title page "----let's keep the conversation going." Index. 228 pp. ISBN: 978-0979482274.

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    Condition: Fine in glossy illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 67290
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  • THE SENATOR AND THE SHARECROPPER: The Freedom Struggles of James O. Eastland and Fannie Lou Hamer. by Asch, Chris Myers.
    Asch, Chris Myers.
    THE SENATOR AND THE SHARECROPPER: The Freedom Struggles of James O. Eastland and Fannie Lou Hamer.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: The New Press, (2008.) dj. Hardcover first edition - This sensitive and thoroughly researched study intertwines the life histories of a James Eastland, a rich cotton planter and staunch segregationist Senator and Fannie Lou Hamer, a former sharecropper who grew up desperately poor just a few miles from the Eastland home, and became the spirtual leader of the Mississippi civil rights movement. It explores the contradictions found in a county like Sunflower, Mississippi. Illustrated with photographs, notes, index. xvi, 368 pp. ISBN: 1595583327.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket (a new copy.)

    Book ID: 45613
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  • THE YEAR OF JUBILO: A Novel of the Civil War. by Bahr, Howard.
    Bahr, Howard.
    THE YEAR OF JUBILO: A Novel of the Civil War.

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    New York: Henry Holt, (2000). SIGNED first edition - The second novel by the author of the highly praised and award-winning 'The Black Flower,' this is set in Cumberland, Mississippi, in the summer of 1865. "A reluctant soldier, Gawain Harper was goaded into joining the Confederate forces in 1862 by the rabid secessionist Judge Rhea, father of the woman Harper loves. After three years of fighting the Union, the former professor of literature is now trudging home defeated and confused. The South of his past has indeed vanished, and the town Harper returns to is now governed by the victorious (but wary) soldiers of the North and overflowing with vengeful planters, opportunistic spies, and the fear and ingrained attitudes…

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    New York: Henry Holt, (2000). SIGNED first edition - The second novel by the author of the highly praised and award-winning 'The Black Flower,' this is set in Cumberland, Mississippi, in the summer of 1865. "A reluctant soldier, Gawain Harper was goaded into joining the Confederate forces in 1862 by the rabid secessionist Judge Rhea, father of the woman Harper loves. After three years of fighting the Union, the former professor of literature is now trudging home defeated and confused. The South of his past has indeed vanished, and the town Harper returns to is now governed by the victorious (but wary) soldiers of the North and overflowing with vengeful planters, opportunistic spies, and the fear and ingrained attitudes of its vanquished citizens." SIGNED on the title page. 376 pp.

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    Condition: Fine in glossy illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 79147
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  • THE YEAR OF JUBILO: A Novel of the Civil War. by Bahr, Howard.
    Bahr, Howard.
    THE YEAR OF JUBILO: A Novel of the Civil War.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Henry Holt, (2000) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - The second novel by the author of the highly praised and award-winning 'The Black Flower,' this is set in Cumberland, Mississippi, in the summer of 1865. "A reluctant soldier, Gawain Harper was goaded into joining the Confederate forces in 1862 by the rabid secessionist Judge Rhea, father of the woman Harper loves. After three years of fighting the Union, the former professor of literature is now trudging home defeated and confused. The South of his past has indeed vanished, and the town Harper returns to is now governed by the victorious (but wary) soldiers of the North and overflowing with vengeful planters, opportunistic spies, and the fear and…

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    New York: Henry Holt, (2000) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - The second novel by the author of the highly praised and award-winning 'The Black Flower,' this is set in Cumberland, Mississippi, in the summer of 1865. "A reluctant soldier, Gawain Harper was goaded into joining the Confederate forces in 1862 by the rabid secessionist Judge Rhea, father of the woman Harper loves. After three years of fighting the Union, the former professor of literature is now trudging home defeated and confused. The South of his past has indeed vanished, and the town Harper returns to is now governed by the victorious (but wary) soldiers of the North and overflowing with vengeful planters, opportunistic spies, and the fear and ingrained attitudes of its vanquished citizens." SIGNED on the half title page. 376 pp. ISBN: 0-805059725.

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    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 79146
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  • DIRTY WORK. by Brown, Larry.
    Brown, Larry.
    DIRTY WORK.

    Edition: First printing.

    Chapel Hill, NC: Algonquin, 1989. dj. Hardcover first edition - The highly acclaimed first novel by this firefighter from Oxford, Mississippi. The devastating tragedy that was the war in Vietnam is made vivid in the stories of two men, one black, one white, both born and raised in Mississippi, and both badly wounded in Vietnam, who lie in hospital beds next to each other, and talk. ISBN: 0-94557-5203.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 34092
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  • SOLEMN. by Buckhanon, Kalisha.
    Buckhanon, Kalisha.
    SOLEMN.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: St Martin's, (2016) dj. Hardcover first edition - The third novel by this award winning African American writer, a coming of age story which focuses on Solemn Redvine, as well as life in the small Mississippi town of Bledsoe. "Solemn's life changes when a baby who could be her half-sibling is born to her neighbor Pearletta Hassle, and she sees Pearletta's husband throw the baby into a well. The plot becomes more complicated when Pearletta disappears and Earl Redvine, Solemn's father, commits a robbery, landing Solemn in a group home. . . This standout novel is anchored by its vulnerable and brave heroine." (Publisher's Weekly) 296 pp. ISBN: 978-1250091598.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket (toning to edges of textblock)

    Book ID: 78444
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  • SOUTHERN CROSS THE DOG. by Cheng, Bill.
    Cheng, Bill.
    SOUTHERN CROSS THE DOG.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Ecco Press / Harper Collins, (2013) dj. Hardcover first edition - The author's highly praised first novel, set after the Great Flood of 1927 in Mississippi, the story of how an 8 year old boy lost everything, but still survived to become a tough young man. 324 pp. ISBN: 978-0062225009.

    Condition: Fine in a fine dust jacket (as new.)

    Book ID: 65563
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  • FOR LAMB. by Cline-Ransome, Lesa.
    Cline-Ransome, Lesa.
    FOR LAMB.

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    New York: Holiday House, (2023). SIGNED first edition - A young adult novel by this award winning writer, set in Jackson, Mississippi in the 1930s. .An interracial friendship between two teenaged girls goes tragically wrong in this powerful historical novel set in the Jim Crow South. SIGNED on the title page. Author's note. 294 pp.

    Condition: Fine in glossy illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 88332
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  • BLACK CLOUD, WHITE CLOUD. by Douglas, Ellen (pseudonym for Josephine Haxton, 1921-2012.); illustrated by Elizabeth Wolfe.
    Douglas, Ellen (pseudonym for Josephine Haxton, 1921-2012.); illustrated by Elizabeth Wolfe.
    BLACK CLOUD, WHITE CLOUD.

    Edition: First printing.

    Jackson: University Press of Mississippi, (1989) dj. Hardcover first edition - An illustrated edition of Douglas's only work of short fiction, four stories set in small town Mississippi, in which Black lives and white lives are intertwined, and originally published in 1963. Illustrated with drawings by Elizabeth Wolfe A title in the Author and Artist series. Afterword by Douglas. 234 pp plus colophon. 303 pp. ISBN: 0-15-1783225.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 80151
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  • INTRUDER IN THE DUST. by Faulkner, William.
    Faulkner, William.
    INTRUDER IN THE DUST.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Random House, (1948) dj. Hardcover first edition - A novel about murder and racial prejudice, set in Mississippi and the basis for the powerful 1949 Clarence Brown film. A Haycraft-Queen Cornerstone. Faulkner's last novel before he was awarded the Nobel Prize in 1949. 247 pp. Dust jacket art by E. McKnight Kauffer. Original price of 3.00 on dj flap.

    Condition: Near fine in black cloth with blue and gold lettering in a very good dustjacket (initials on front pastedown, light edgewear to dj, tear to middle of dj spine parially affecting the author's name)

    Book ID: 88141
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  • FALLING THROUGH SPACE: The Journals of Ellen Gilchrist. by Gilchrist, Ellen.
    Gilchrist, Ellen.
    FALLING THROUGH SPACE: The Journals of Ellen Gilchrist.

    Edition: First printing.

    Boston: Little Brown, (1987) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - A portrait of the making of a writer and an exploration of the Mississippi plantation life that shaped her during childhood. Illustrated with many photographs. SIGNED on the front endpaper. 166 pp. ISBN: 0-316-313157.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket (appears unread.)

    Book ID: 66072
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  • THE LAST JUROR. by Grisham, John.
    Grisham, John.
    THE LAST JUROR.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Doubleday, (2004) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - A legal thriller set in Mississippi in the 1970s and 80s where a man sentenced to prison for a brutal rape and murder manages to get paroled - and begins his retribution against the jurors. SIGNED on the half title page. 355 pp. ISBN: 0-385510438.

    Condition: Fine in a fine dust jacket (as new.)

    Book ID: 88361
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  • THE CHAMBER. by Grisham, John.
    Grisham, John.
    THE CHAMBER.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Doubleday, (1994.) dj. Hardcover first edition - His fifth novel, involving the final attempt to save the life of a Mississippi Ku Klux Klan member who had, many years later, been sentenced to death for a fatal bombing. 486 pp. ISBN: 0-385-424728.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket.

    Book ID: 42000
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  • CROSSED BONES. by Haines, Carolyn.
    Haines, Carolyn.
    CROSSED BONES.

    Edition: First thus- large print edition.

    New York: Random House Large Print, (2003.) dj. SIGNED hardcover - A mystery from the Mississippi Delta. SIGNED on the title page. 527 pp. ISBN: 0-375-432493.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket.

    Book ID: 48277
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  • SONS OF MISSISSIPPI: A Story of Race and Its Legacy. by Hendrickson, Paul.
    Hendrickson, Paul.
    SONS OF MISSISSIPPI: A Story of Race and Its Legacy.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 2003. dj. Hardcover first edition - A look at the Civil Rights era and post Civil Right era and how it affected the children and grandchildren of seven Mississippi law enforcement officers who were captured in an infamous 1962 Life magazine photo portrait in a story on James Meredith's effort to integrate the University of Mississippi. Illustrated with a map and photographs. Bibliographical essay, index. 343 pp. ISBN: 0-375404619.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket.

    Book ID: 64857
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  • TISHOMINGO BLUES. by Leonard, Elmore.
    Leonard, Elmore.
    TISHOMINGO BLUES.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Morrow (imprint of Harper Collins), (2002.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Dennis is a daredevil high diver at the Tishomingo Casino in Mississippi - until the day he looks down from his platform and witnesses a mob hit. SIGNED on the title page. 308 pp. ISBN: 0-06-0008725.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 69495
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  • BARRIER ISLAND by MacDonald, John D.
    MacDonald, John D.
    BARRIER ISLAND

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1986. dj. Hardcover first edition - A novel about a multimillion-dollar land swindle in the fragile barrier islands off the Mississippi coast, by the author best known for his Travis McGee books. 229 pp. ISBN: 0-394554272.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket (appears unread, but a few tiny spots of foxing to edges of textblock)

    Book ID: 69507
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  • Mills, William.
    I KNOW A PLACE: Three Stories

    Edition: First printing.

    Baton Rouge, LA: Press of the Nightowl, 1976. Hardcover first edition - Each story is illustrated by a linocut illustration by Margaret Agner printed directly from the block. One of 275 copies in the regular edition designed and printed by Dwight Agner with Joanna Roman and Palatino types on Ragston paper (plus 30 copies in the special edition) 48 pp plus colophon. ISBN: 0-912960-086.

    Condition: Very near fine in red cloth with cream pasted-on labels.

    Book ID: 58046
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  • RACE AGAINST TIME: A Reporter Reopens the Unsolved Murder Cases of the Civil Rights Era. by Mitchell, Jerry.
    Mitchell, Jerry.
    RACE AGAINST TIME: A Reporter Reopens the Unsolved Murder Cases of the Civil Rights Era.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Simon & Schuster, (2020) dj. Hardcover first edition - An investigative reporter's account of his efforts to bring the Klansmen who were responsible for some of the most notorious murders of the civil rights movement to account. On June 21, 1964, more than twenty Klansmen murdered three civil rights workers - James Chaney, Andrew Goodman and Michael Schwerner. The killings, in what would become known as the Mississippi Burning case, were among the most brazen acts of violence during the civil rights movement. And even though the killers identities, including the sheriffs deputy, were an open secret, no one was charged with murder in the months and years that followed. 41 years later the mastermind was brought…

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    New York: Simon & Schuster, (2020) dj. Hardcover first edition - An investigative reporter's account of his efforts to bring the Klansmen who were responsible for some of the most notorious murders of the civil rights movement to account. On June 21, 1964, more than twenty Klansmen murdered three civil rights workers - James Chaney, Andrew Goodman and Michael Schwerner. The killings, in what would become known as the Mississippi Burning case, were among the most brazen acts of violence during the civil rights movement. And even though the killers identities, including the sheriffs deputy, were an open secret, no one was charged with murder in the months and years that followed. 41 years later the mastermind was brought to trial and finally convicted. In addition, Mitchell worked on building up evidence in the assassination of Medgar Evers, the firebombing of Vernon Dahmer, and the 16th Street Church bombing in Birmingham. Notes, selected bibliography, index. 421 pp. ISBN: 978-1451645132.

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    Condition: Near fine in near fine dust jacket (a few corners dog-eared)

    Book ID: 86404
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  • A TURN IN THE SOUTH. by Naipaul, V. S.
    Naipaul, V. S.
    A TURN IN THE SOUTH.

    Edition: First trade edition.

    New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1989. dj. Hardcover first edition - A look at the US South - from Atlanta to Jackson, Tuskegee to Charleston, tobacco farms and the birthplace of Elvis, with visits to an old white Charleston family, a black woman minister, and Eudora Welty, by this Trinidadian born author, and Nobel prize winning writer. ISBN: 0-394-564774.

    Condition: Near fine in a near fine dust jacket (some foxing to edges of textblock).

    Book ID: 56579
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  • THE CORRESPONDENCE OF SHELBY FOOTE AND WALKER PERCY. by [Percy, Walker and Foote, Shelby] Tolson, Jay, editor.
    [Percy, Walker and Foote, Shelby] Tolson, Jay, editor.
    THE CORRESPONDENCE OF SHELBY FOOTE AND WALKER PERCY.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: W W Norton & Co / Center for Documentary Studies, (1998) dj. Hardcover first edition - Letters between these two Mississippi writers, friends since their teenage years, which began in the late 1940s and continued until Percy's death in 1990. "Jay Tolson has selected, edited, and annotated the letters of these two remarkable writers to shed light on their relationship and their literary careers." Illustrated with photographs, index. 310 pp. ISBN: 0-393317684.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 88430
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  • [Stewart, William Morris, 1825-1909] Hermann, Ruth.
    GOLD AND SILVER COLOSSUS: William Morris Stewart and His Southern Bride

    Edition: First printing.

    Sparks, Nevada: Dave's Printing & Publishing, (1975.) dj. Hardcover first edition - A biography of Nevada's first U.S.Senator and even more, a study of the development of the two Western states of Nevada and California. Stewart, a miner and mining attorney, was also strongly influenced by his wife's antebellum family: the house he built for his bride in Nevada City, California, in 1855-56 (still known as the Stewart mansion) was a replica of her family's Mississippi plantation house. Chronicles the history of the Gold Rush country of California through the heyday of Nevada's Comstock Lode and into the early years of the 20th century; illustrated with numerous vintage photographs Includes an appendix with a detailed genealogy of Annie Elizabeth…

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    Sparks, Nevada: Dave's Printing & Publishing, (1975.) dj. Hardcover first edition - A biography of Nevada's first U.S.Senator and even more, a study of the development of the two Western states of Nevada and California. Stewart, a miner and mining attorney, was also strongly influenced by his wife's antebellum family: the house he built for his bride in Nevada City, California, in 1855-56 (still known as the Stewart mansion) was a replica of her family's Mississippi plantation house. Chronicles the history of the Gold Rush country of California through the heyday of Nevada's Comstock Lode and into the early years of the 20th century; illustrated with numerous vintage photographs Includes an appendix with a detailed genealogy of Annie Elizabeth Foote and her Southern family. Notes, Bibliography, Index. 430 pp.

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    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket (appears unread.)

    Book ID: 32689
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  • DELTA RAIDERS: Chance #5. by Tanner, Clay (pseudonym of George W. Proctor)
    Tanner, Clay (pseudonym of George W. Proctor)
    DELTA RAIDERS: Chance #5.

    Edition: Paperback original - first printing.

    New York: Avon, (1987). First edition - Fifty mail-order brides, bound for Montana, courtesy of the New Orleans jail, are aboard Chance's riverboat "Wild Card.' 168 pp. ISBN: 0-38075164X.

    Condition: Very near fine (appears unread)

    Book ID: 70343
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  • NATIVE GUARD: Poems by Trethewey, Natasha.
    Trethewey, Natasha.
    NATIVE GUARD: Poems

    Edition: First printing.

    Boston: Houghton Mifflin, (2006.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - The very uncommon true hardcover first edition of this Pulitzer prize winning collection of poems, poems which bring together two strands of the racial legacies of the South - many are a tribute to her mother, whose marriage to a white man in the 1960s was illegal in her native Missippippi and other poems which are a tribute to the role of the black regiment, the Lousiana Native Guards, during the Civil War. In addition to her many other awards, in 2012, Trethewey was named US poet laureate. SIGNED on the title page. Notes. Event program laid in. 49 pp. ISBN: 0-618-604634.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 86390
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  • NATIVE GUARD: Poems by Trethewey, Natasha.
    Trethewey, Natasha.
    NATIVE GUARD: Poems

    Edition: First thus.

    Boston: Houghton Mifflin, (2007) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - An attractive new edition of the author's Pulitzer prize winning collection of poems, poems which bring together two strands of the racial legacies of the South - many are a tribute to her mother, whose marriage to a white man in the 1960s was illegal in her native Missippippi and other poems which are a tribute to the role of the black regiment, the Lousiana Native Guards, during the Civil War. SIGNED on the title page. This edition includes a cd of the poems read by the author. In addition to her many other awards, in 2012, Trethewey was named US poet laureate. Notes. Event program laid in. 49 pp. ISBN: 0-547-05548X.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket (a new copy.) CD pocket is still unopened.

    Book ID: 86389
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  • MEMORIAL DRIVE: A Daughter's Memoir. by Trethewey, Natasha.
    Trethewey, Natasha.
    MEMORIAL DRIVE: A Daughter's Memoir.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Ecco Press / Harper Collins, (2020) dj. Hardcover first edition - A personal and moving memoir by this award-winning poet, the story of a daughter reckoning with the brutal murder of her mother at the hands of her former stepfather - a book in which she explores the way this experience lastingly shaped the artist she became. As she follows the tragic course of her mother's life, she delves into the ways her own life was shaped by a legacy of fierce love and resilience and her own girlhood as a "child of miscegenation" in Mississippi, as well as a look at the enduring effects of white racism and domestic abuse. Winner of the Southern Book Prize…

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    New York: Ecco Press / Harper Collins, (2020) dj. Hardcover first edition - A personal and moving memoir by this award-winning poet, the story of a daughter reckoning with the brutal murder of her mother at the hands of her former stepfather - a book in which she explores the way this experience lastingly shaped the artist she became. As she follows the tragic course of her mother's life, she delves into the ways her own life was shaped by a legacy of fierce love and resilience and her own girlhood as a "child of miscegenation" in Mississippi, as well as a look at the enduring effects of white racism and domestic abuse. Winner of the Southern Book Prize for Nonfiction, a New York Times Notable Book, and more. 213 pp. ISBN: 978-0062248572.

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    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket.

    Book ID: 88770
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  • [Twain, Mark] Stong, Phil.
    MISSISSIPPI PILOT: With Mark Twain on the Great River.

    Edition: First printing.

    Garden City, New York: Doubleday, 1954. dj. Hardcover first edition - A title in the Cavalcade series for older children. 253 pgs, illustrated endpapers.

    Condition: Near fine in a very good- dustjacket (partially price-clipped, chip on front cover, other edgewear.)

    Book ID: 12989
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  • BROOMS. by Walls, Jasmine and Teo DuVall.
    Walls, Jasmine and Teo DuVall.
    BROOMS.

    Edition: First printing, a trade paperback original.

    Levine Querido, (2023). SIGNED first edition - A graphic novel telling the story of six witches - Black, Choctaw, Asian and queer - who get caught up in the excitement and danger of illegal broom racing in an alternate historical 1930s Mississippi. Teo DuVall's art is beautiful, clean and luminous but also very understated. SIGNED by Walls on the half title page. 230 pp plus a heartwarming and uplifting scrapbook-style epilogue showing the witches futures. ISBN: 978-1646142675.

    Condition: Fine in illustrated wrappers with self flaps. .

    Book ID: 89223
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  • SING, UNBURIED, SING. by Ward, Jesmyn.
    Ward, Jesmyn.
    SING, UNBURIED, SING.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Scribner, (2017). Hardcover first edition - A novel winner of the National Book Award for fiction (her second novel to receive this award), a coming of age story set on the Gulf Coast of Missisippi, one which examines "the ugly truths at the heart of the American story and the power - and limitations - of family bonds. Jojo is thirteen years old and trying to understand what it means to be a man. He doesnt lack in fathers to study, chief among them his Black grandfather, Pop. But there are other men who complicate his understanding: his absent White father, Michael, who is being released from prison; his absent White grandfather, Big Joseph, who wont acknowledge…

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    New York: Scribner, (2017). Hardcover first edition - A novel winner of the National Book Award for fiction (her second novel to receive this award), a coming of age story set on the Gulf Coast of Missisippi, one which examines "the ugly truths at the heart of the American story and the power - and limitations - of family bonds. Jojo is thirteen years old and trying to understand what it means to be a man. He doesnt lack in fathers to study, chief among them his Black grandfather, Pop. But there are other men who complicate his understanding: his absent White father, Michael, who is being released from prison; his absent White grandfather, Big Joseph, who wont acknowledge his existence; and the memories of his dead uncle, Given, who died as a teenager." 285 pp. ISBN: 978-1501126062.

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    Condition: Fine in fine first issue dust jacket without the award sticker.

    Book ID: 79642
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  • FAMILY MEN. by Yarbrough, Steve.
    Yarbrough, Steve.
    FAMILY MEN.

    Edition: First printing.

    Baton Rouge: Louisiana State University Press, 1990. dj. Hardcover first edition - Prize-winning Mississippi writer's first book, a collection of eleven short stories. Dustjacket praise from James Lee Burke, Lewis Nordan, Larry Brown and others. 167 pp. ISBN: 0-8071-1619X.

    Condition: Fine in a fine dustjacket. Review copy with publisher's letter laid in.

    Book ID: 58732
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