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Unless otherwise indicated, author events usually begin with an informal reception at 5 pm, followed by the author's presentation at 5:30, with book signing both before and after the reading/talk. 

Tuesday, September 12th at 4pm
at Square Books, Jr.

Corabel Shofner
(Farrar, Straus & Giroux, $16.99)

Twelve-year-old Ruby Clyde Henderson's life suddenly changes the day her mother's boyfriend holds up a convenience store and her mother is wrongly imprisoned for assisting with the crime. Ruby and her pet pig, Bunny, terrified and very much alone, find their way to her estranged Aunt Eleanor's home. Aunt Eleanor is a nun who lives on a peach orchard called Paradise and has turned away from their family long ago. Ruby Clyde believes that she's the only one who can find a way to help heal old wounds to save her mother and bring her family back together again. But in the end, she learns that being in a family means that everyone has to work together to support each other.

A quirky and heartfelt middle-grade debut about a spunky girl determined to clear her mother's name.

Tuesday, September 12th at 5pm

Kathleen Wickham
(Yoknapatawpha, $29.95)

On the 55th anniversary of the 1962 crisis at Ole Miss, author Kathleen Wickham traces the footsteps of twelve American journalists and examines the unsolved murder of Paul Guihard, a French reporter who was the only journalist killed during the Civil Rights Movement. Wickham details the challenges faced by these journalists and how they managed to overcome beatings, snipers, and a rogue governor to file the reports which are included.

"Here are flesh-and-blood reporters," writes Jerry Mitchell of the Clarion-Ledger, "whose dispatches from the war-torn University of Mississippi campus remind us what real journalism looks like and why we need it now more than ever."

Another great book from a University of Mississippi faculty member. This book provides a fresh and unique perspective about the Meredith incident.

Wednesday, September 13th at 5pm

Thomas Mullen
(Atria Books, $16.95)

Thomas Mullen continues his chronicle of post world War II Atlanta as told through the trials and tribulations of its first black police officers. As the burgeoning city encounters a population explosion, officers Boggs and Smith are drawn into the battles that result as whites attempt to keep their neighborhoods segregated. With the crime novel, Mullen paints a pointed portrait of a society trying to cling to its outdated philosophy as it contends with a slowly rising civil rights movement while at the same time delineating the difficulties that are attendant to his characters' 
personal lives. -- BC

Thacker Mountain Radio Show
Thursday, September 14th at 6pm

Will Schwalbe
Books for Living
(Vintage, $16.00)

For Will Schwalbe, reading is a way to entertain himself but also to make sense of the world, to become a better person, and to find the answers to the big (and small) questions about how to live his life. In this delightful celebration of reading, Schwalbe invites us along on his quest for books that speak to the specific challenges of living in our modern world, with all its noise and distractions. In each chapter, he discusses a particular book-what brought him to it (or vice versa), the people in his life he associates with it, and how it became a part of his understanding of himself in the world. These books span centuries and genres (from classic works of adult and children's literature to contemporary thrillers and even cookbooks), and each one relates to the questions and concerns we all share. Throughout, Schwalbe focuses on the way certain books can help us honor those we've loved and lost, and also figure out how to live each day more fully. Rich with stories and recommendations,  Books for Living is a treasure for everyone who loves books and loves to hear the answer to the question: "What are you reading?"

Friday, September 15th at 5:30pm

What Makes Oxford Work
A Sit-Down with Mayor Robyn Tannehill and Curtis Wilkie

Join us for HuffPost's Listen to America bus tour, featuring a conversation between Mayor Robyn Tannehill and author Curtis Wilkie.

The Listen to America bus tour attempts to explore and share the diverse voices of America. What does it mean to be American? What do we care about? What are we proud about? What challenges do we face? On a local level? On a national level? Global level? By converting a tour bus into a mobile video studio, they seek to capture conversations with people of all ages and backgrounds--ordinary Americans. 

The bus will be parked on the Square from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. for people to stop by and share what's on their minds. Stop by and then come to Off Square Books at 5:30 p.m. for a talk with Mayor Robyn Tannehill and Curtis Wilkie.

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for upcoming events:

Monday, 9/18
Tuesday, 9/19

Wednesday, 9/20
Thursday, 9/21

Thursday, 9/21
Monday, 9/25
Tuesday, 9/26

Thursday, 9/28
Wednesday, 10/4
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   Events are always free and wheelchair accessible.