First Thursday BookTalks at St. James’

Join us at 11:45 am on the first Thursday of each month for the First Thursday BookTalks at St. James’. Enjoy Ms. Joyce’s famous meat & three buffet and hear one of Mississippi’s authors speak on their latest book. Lemuria will be on hand with copies of the books to sell also. Invite your friends and family. The more the merrier!

September 1mostly-todayBee Donley, Mostly Today,  A Capricious Retirement.


charlie-spillers-bookOctober 6 – Charlie Spillers, Confessions of an Undercover Agent. Adventures, Close Calls & the toll of living a double life in the MS Bureau of Narcotics.



willie-teresa-nicholsNovember 3 -Teresa Nicholas, Willie: The Life of Willie Morris. New perspective on a Mississippi journalist who redefined what being southern could mean.


land-of-rowan-oakDecember 1
– Ed Croom, 
The Land of Rowan Oak. A botanical History of Faulkner’s Home.


lines-were-drawnJanuary 5 -Teena F. Horn, Alan Huffman, John Griffin Jones, Lines Were Drawn: Remembering Court-Ordered Integration at a Mississippi High School. The Reality of forced desegregation at Murrah High School.


dreamlandFebruary 2 -John Floyd, Dreamland. Tales of Hitchcockian suspense.



the-civil-war-siege-of-jackson-msMarch 2 -Jim Woodrick,  The Civil War Siege of Jackson Mississippi. Jackson’s devastation and rebirth.



tackling-the-fieldsApril 6 – Janet Ferguson,  Tackling the Fields: The Southern Hears Series, Vol. 3. Finding grace where there is pain, and hope after tragedy.

in-search-of-walker-wellsMay 4 – Culpepper Webb, In Search of Walker Wells. A Novel 15 years in the making tells the story of a man whose struggles with grief cloud his relationship with a distant God, whom he views as “the ultimate spectator”.


chainsaws-and-casserolesJune 1 -Marshall Ramsey,  Chainsaws and Casseroles. A book of short stories and cartoons that have a very important golden thread running through them: Some of our best moments come from our worst.