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.
|Fugitives of the Heart||William Gay||
FUGITIVES OF THE HEART is a coming-of-age story set in Depression era Tennessee, with characters and gorgeous language reminiscence of Mark Twain. There are two distinguishing features of this work: one is that it was discovered after the death of the author and the other is that our owner and founder, Jake Reiss calls...
|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...
|Setting Free the Kites||Alex George||
SETTING FREE THE KITES is a coming of age story featuring two unlikely teenage friends. One is cautious, the other daring, one an observer, the other curious. They bond while working one summer at a run-down amusement park. This warm and moving story explores the pain and joy of youthful friendship, by the author of...
|A Good American||Alex George||
A GOOD AMERICAN remains a store favorite. This poignant, funny and heartbreaking tale follows a German immigrant's family from their arrival in America, through two generations. Along the way, we meet some of the most interesting characters in literature including a teen-age giant, a gumbo-cooking jazz musician, a...
|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...
|Shadows of Berlin||David Gillham||
SHADOWS OF BERLIN is a truly unforgettable saga that examines learning to love and forgive in a powerful story set in New York of the 1950s with flashbacks to the horrors of war-torn Germany. David Gillham perfectly captures the thought patterns of a survivor's guilt over actions necessary to stay alive. This epic tale...
|A House Among the Trees||Julia Glass||
A HOUSE AMONG THE TREES is an expertly written tale of a famous author of children's books who leaves his fortune to his long-time assistant, and her attempts to honor his final requests for the many people whose lives he touched with his work and his vibrant personality.
THIS COPY (shown below...
|And the Dark Sacred Night||Julia Glass||
AND THE DARK SACRED NIGHT is an exquisitely memorable tale of the search for an unknown father. There are unexpected twists and turns throughout the story to keep the reader mesmerized.
THIS COPY (shown below) was signed by Julia Glass on a page that was bound into the book. It is a new...