Southern Authors

Cold Mountain Charles Frazier

COLD MOUNTAIN tells the story of a soldier returning to his sweetheart after the Civil War. His journey back through desolate landscape and their struggles at reunion are told in such an eloquent manner to have won the National Book Award and become one of the most acclaimed debut novels of our time.

 

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Varina Charles Frazier

VARINA brings Charles Frazier's readers back to the devastation of Cold Mountain, but with a meticulously researched and beautifully written inside look at the wife of Jefferson Davis, and how she was forced to cope with a life she never imaged after meeting the wealthy planter as a teenager.

 

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Rural Studio at Twenty: Designing and Building in Hale County, Alabama Andrew Freear

RURAL STUDIO AT TWENTY is a retrospective look at the first two decades of the Rural Studio at...

The Lost Country William Gay

THE LOST COUNTRY might very well be the most anticipated Southern Gothic novel ever published. The astonishing delivery of the manuscript, ten years after the advance was paid and six years after the author's death, presents a mystery unto itself. The haunting prose of this dark road trip grips the reader with multiple...

Blood, Bone, and Marrow: A Biography of Harry Crews Ted Geltner

BLOOD, BONE, AND MARROW: A BIOGRAPHY OF HARRY CREWS gives a true look at the outlaw writer whose personal life rivaled that of his darkest characters.

 

THIS COPY (shown below) was signed by Ted Geltner on the title page while on tour with Michael Connelly (who wrote the foreword and also...

Acts of God Ellen Gilchrist

ACTS OF GOD is Ellen Gilchrist's finest collection of salty stories of tragedy and good. These characters run the gamut from fighters to believers to survivors.    

 

THIS COPY (shown below) was signed by Ellen Gilchrist on the title page at the store. It is a new, unread first edition...

Calico Joe - Limited Edition John Grisham

CALICO JOE takes readers through the career of baseball's new "boy wonder" who hit home run after home run until one day he faced a hard-throwing pitcher - and the world changed.

 

THIS COPY was signed by John Grisham on a page that was bound into the book. It is a new, unread, unopened...

The Racketeer - Limited Edition John Grisham

THE RACKETEER is a story where nothing is as it seems and an attorney in trouble knows who killed a judge and why.

 

THIS COPY (shown below) was signed by John Grisham on a page that was bound into the book.  It is a new, unread, unopened first edition. Published in November, 2012 by...

Sycamore Row John Grisham

SYCAMORE ROW returns to the setting of A Time to Kill with a wealthy man who writes a second will - handwritten, and all potential heirs are in a fight to the end.

 

THIS COPY (shown below) was signed by John Grisham on a page that was bound into the book.  It is a new, unread,...

The Guardians John Grisham

THE GUARDIANS finds Quincy Miller, a man found guilty of murdering his former lawyer, spending his life in prison and claiming his innocence. After twenty-two years, he finally reaches Cullen Post, a young lawyer and Episcopal minister willing to help try to prove his innocence. However, Cullen finds himself in the...