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.
|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.
|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...
|Theodore Boone: The Fugitive||John Grisham||
THEODORE BOONE: THE FUGITIVE finds that Theo's quick thinking captures a bail-jumping fugitive to make sure a killer is brought to justice.
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...
|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,...
SOOLEY showcases John Grisham's storytelling genius in another of his trips away from the courtroom to the sports arena - and is gripping and suspenseful as any legal thriller. The reader is allowed to follow an immigrant escaping civil war back home to become a basketball legend. But will this be enough to save his...
|Camino Winds||John Grisham||
CAMINO WINDS follows Bruce Cable, a bookstore owner investigating the death of his friend, an author of thriller novels, who on first glance appears to be the victim of a violent hurricane that swept through their small Florida town, but as Bruce examines the facts and digs for more, he finds the truth may be more...