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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 editor-in-chief Katie E. Keene.

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The Welcome

By Hubert Creekmore
Introduction by Phillip Gordon
Categories: Literature
Series: Banner Books

Ashton, Mississippi, provides the deceptively sterile, conforming, and blindly respectable background in The Welcome, a novel written by Hubert Creekmore in 1948. After moving to New York following Jim’s ...

Blues and Trouble

By Tom Piazza
Categories: Literature
Series: Banner Books

Exploring the diverse landscape of American life, the stories in Blues and Trouble: Twelve Stories capture the lives of people caught between circumstance and their own natures or on the run from fate, ...

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 ...


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 (1924–2013) picks up where the award-winning Brother to a Dragonfly leaves off, accounting his adventures during the tumultuous civil rights era. As he navigates ...

Brother to a Dragonfly

In Brother to a Dragonfly, Will D. Campbell (1924–2013) writes about his life growing up poor in Amite County, Mississippi, during the 1930s alongside his older brother, Joe. Though they grew up in ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...