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This series contains reprints of classic works, most of which have a strong connection to the state or region. Included are works by notable writers such as Will D. Campbell, Jerome Charyn, William Demby, Ellen Douglas, Myrlie Evers, and Elizabeth Spencer.

For more information or to submit a proposal, contact senior acquisitions editor Katie E. Keene.

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Friendship and Devotion, or Three Months in Louisiana

By Camille Lebrun
Translated with commentary by E. Joe Johnson & Robin Anita White
Categories: Literature
Series: Banner Books

Parisian Pauline Guyot (1805–1886), who wrote under the nom de plume Camille Lebrun, published many novels, translations, collections of tales, and articles in French magazines of her day. Yet she has ...

Chita

By Lafcadio Hearn
Edited by Delia LaBarre
Introduction by Jefferson Humphries
Categories: Literature
Series: Banner Books

On August 10, 1856, the Gulf of Mexico reared up and hurled itself over Last Island, near New Orleans. The storm essentially split the island in half and swept much of it away, including its inhabitants, ...

Forty Acres and a Goat

In Forty Acres and a Goat, Will D. Campbell picks up where the award-winning Brother to a Dragonfly leaves off, accounting his adventures during the tumultuous civil rights era. As he navigates through ...

Brother to a Dragonfly

In Brother to a Dragonfly, Will D. Campbell writes about his life growing up poor in Amite County, Mississippi, during the 1930s alongside his older brother, Joe. Though they grew up in a close-knit family ...

High Cotton

By Gerard Helferich
Categories: Mississippi
Series: Banner Books

This dirt-under-the-fingernails portrait of a small-time farmer follows Zack Killebrew over a single year as he struggles to defend his cotton against such timeless adversaries as weeds, insects, and ...

Pelican Road

By Howard Bahr
Categories: Literature
Series: Banner Books

Winner of the Mississippi Institute of Arts and Letters Fiction Award (2009)

Early on the morning of Christmas Eve, 1940, Artemus Kane leaves his sweetheart's New Orleans flat to catch the northbound Silver ...

Jujitsu for Christ

By Jack Butler
Afterword by Brannon Costello
Categories: Literature
Series: Banner Books

Jack Butler's Jujitsu for Christ--originally published in 1986--follows the adventures of Roger Wing, a white born-again Christian and karate instructor who opens a martial arts studio in downtown Jackson, ...

On The Gulf

By Elizabeth Spencer
Categories: Literature
Series: Banner Books

The magnetic appeal of land, sea, and sky along the southern coast has drawn Elizabeth Spencer many times to this lush and semitropical setting. This collection brings together six of her stories set ...

Fire in the Morning

By Elizabeth Spencer
Categories: Literature
Series: Banner Books

Admirers of Elizabeth Spencer's writing will welcome back into print her first novel, and her new readers will discover the sources of her notable talent in this book. Published in 1948 to extraordinary ...

A Lifetime Burning

By Ellen Douglas
Categories: Literature
Series: Banner Books

So spontaneous is the writing in A Lifetime Burning, one might believe these are indeed words of a woman desperately trying to understand what has happened to her life, beginning with the fact that her ...