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 our $10 lunch 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!
Please contact the church office at 601-982-4880 to reserve your seat!

Julian Rankin_Catfish DreamSeptember 6 – Julian Rankin, Catfish Dreamabout an unsung African-American hero-farmer who fought for civil rights and battled institutional discrimination in the Delta, armed only with his wherewithal, his tractor, and his particular conception of the American dream.

EllenMeachum_Delta EpiphanyOctober 4 – Ellen Meachum, Delta Epiphany, Robert F. Kennedy in Mississippi. tells the story of Kennedy’s visit to the Delta, while also examining the forces of history, economics, and politics that shaped the lives of the children he met in Mississippi in 1967 and the decades that followed.


George Malvaney _ Cups Up

November 1George Malvaney, Cups Up: How I Organized a Klavern, Plotted a Coup, Survived Prison, Graduated College, Fought Polluters, and Started a Business.



Just Trying to Have School


December 6 – Natalie & James Adams, Just Trying to Have School: The Struggle for Desegregation in Mississippi.




Unspeakable Things, A Novel.

February 7
 – Jackie Tatum, Unspeakable Things, A Novel will speak on The Healing Power of Writing.





March 7
 – Elizabeth Heiskill. What Can I Bring? Southern Food for Anyh Occasion Life Serves Up and The Southern Living Party Cookbook, A Modern Guide to Gathering.





The Hidden History of Jackson

April 4 – Josh Foreman and Ryan Starrett, The Hidden History of Jackson is filled with gripping tales of horrors and heroism.





The Bravo Way! Building a Southern Restaurant Dynasty

May 2 – Dawn Dugle, The BRAVO! Way: Building a Southern Restaurant Dynasty.