First Thursday BookTalks

Join us the First Thursday of each month at noon
with Ms. Joyce’s famous meat & three lunch for $8.00

September 1, 2016

Bee Donley, Mostly Today: A Capricious Retirement – Poetic insight into the delight, love & sadness of retirement.

October 6, 2016

Charlie Spillers, Confessions of an Undercover Agent, Adventures, close calls & the toll of living a double life. Charlie Spillers of Oxford, Mississippi, a former career federal prosecutor, describes his hair-raising experiences during a decade of undercover crime fighting and narrow escapes. The book has repeatedly been one of the top ten best-selling books in the state, and was recognized by Amazon as “the #1 New Release” nationwide in law enforcement memoirs.

November 3, 2016

Teresa Nichols, Willie: The Life of Willie Morris. After conducting over fifty interviews and combing through over eighty boxes of papers in the archives at the University of Mississippi, many of which had never been seen before by researchers, Teresa Nicholas provides new perspectives on a Mississippi writer and editor who changed journalism and redefined what being southern could mean. More than fifty photographs–some published here for the first time, including several by renowned photographer David Rae Morris, Willie’s son–enhance the exploration.

December 1, 2016

Ed Croom, The Land of Rowan Oak, A botanical history of Faulkner’s home.

January 5, 2017

John Jones, Lines Were Crossed: Remembering Court-Ordered Integration at a Mississippi High School. The reality of forced desegregation at Murrah High School.

February 2, 2017

John Floyd, Dreamland. Tales of Hitchcockian suspense and surprises.

March 2, 2017

April 6, 2017

Janet Ferguson, Tackling the Fields, The Southern Hearts Series, Vol.3. Finding grace where there is pain, and hope after tragedy.

May 4, 2017

June 1, 2017