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"Maybe that's enlightenment enough: to know that there is no final resting place of the mind; no moment of smug clarity. Perhaps wisdom...is realizing how small I am, and unwise, and how far I have yet to go.

Anthony Bourdain

Lauren Groff 
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Square Books  
M-Sat 9 am-9pm; 
Sun 9am-6pm
Off Square Books 
M-Sat 9am-8pm;   
Sun Noon-5pm
  Square Books, Jr.:  
M-Sat 9am-7pm; 
Sun Noon-5pm

Tommy Orange 
signed copies 

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Jon Meacham
signed copies 
Anthony Horowitz
signed copies 
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Walter Isaacson 
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Unless otherwise indicated, author events begin with an informal reception at 5pm, followed by the author's presentation at 5:30, with a book signing both before and after the reading/talk.

Monday, June 18th at 5 p.m.

Rupert Thomson
(Other Press, $25.95)

"This British writer has been rewarding his readers with some of the most unusual and unusually good fiction for ten books now. In his newest work, two European teenage girls meet circa World War I. Through circumstances the father of one marries the mother of the other, enabling Lucie and Suzanne to use their new sister relationship to disguise their love affair. In Paris they run with such literary bulls as Hemingway and Andre Breton, then move to the island of Jersey where they plot their part in the Nazi resistance and put their own lives in jeopardy." - RH

Rupert Thomson is the author of nine highly acclaimed novels, including  SecrecyThe Insult, which was shortlisted for the Guardian Fiction Prize and selected by David Bowie as one of his 100 Must-Read Books of All Time;  The Book of Revelation, which was made into a feature film by Ana Kokkinos; and  Death of a Murderer, which was shortlisted for the Costa Novel of the Year Award. His memoir,  This Party's Got to Stop, was named Writers' Guild Non-Fiction Book of the Year. He lives in London.

Tuesday, June 19th at 5 p.m.

Kristina Stancil
(History Press, $21.99)

North Mississippi's rolling hills and deep forests hide a history steeped in blood. America's first serial killers, the Harpe brothers, brutally murdered as many as fifty people at the end of the 1700s before finally meeting their end on the Natchez Trace. During Reconstruction, politician William Clark Falkner, great-grandfather of the author William Faulkner, was shot in the streets of Ripley by a former business partner after being elected to the state legislature. In the 1960s, Samuel Bowers and the Mississippi Klan tried to start a national race war by orchestrating the Freedom Summer murders and the Ole Miss Riot. Kristina Stancil details the shadowy side of North Mississippi.

Kristina Stancil is an author and freelance journalist. She holds a Master's in Humanities with a concentration in English from Tiffin as well as a B.A. in Social and Criminal Justice from Ashford University. 

Wednesday, June 20th at 5 p.m.

Silas House
(Algonquin, $26.95)

When a flood washes away much of a small community along the Cumberland River in Tennessee, Asher Sharp, an evangelical preacher there, starts to see his life anew. He has already lost a brother due to his inability to embrace his brother's coming out of the closet. Now, in the aftermath of the flood, he tries to offer shelter to two gay men, but he's met with resistance by his wife. Furious about her prejudice, Asher delivers a sermon where he passionately defends the right of gay people to exist without condemnation.

In the heated battle that ensues, Asher loses his job, his wife, and custody of his son, Justin. As Asher worries over what will become of the boy, whom his wife is determined to control, he decides to kidnap Justin and take him to Key West, where he suspects that his estranged brother is now living. It's there that Asher and Justin see a new way of thinking and loving.

Silas House is the author of five novels, including the New York Times bestseller A Parchment of Leaves. He is a frequent contributor to the New York Times and a former commentator for NPR's All Things Considered . House is a member of the Fellowship of Southern Writers and is the winner of the E. B. White Award, the Nautilus Award, the Appalachian Book of the Year, the Hobson Medal for Literature, and other honors.

Thursday, June 21st at 5 p.m.

Nick White
(Blue Rider Press, $25.00)

Praised by the  Washington Post as "Tennessee Williams...transposed to the twenty-first-century South," Nick White returns with a stunning short-story collection that tackles issues of masculinity, identity, and place, with a sharp eye for social commentary and a singular handling of character.

At first glance, the stories in  Sweet & Low seem grounded in the everyday: they paint pictures of idyllic Southern landscapes, characters fulfilling their roles as students, wives, boyfriends, sons. But they are not what they seem. In these stories, Nick White deconstructs the core qualities of Southern fiction, exposing deeply flawed and fascinating characters-promiscuous academics, aging podcasters, woodpecker assassins, and lawnmower enthusiasts, among others-all on wildly compelling quests. From finding an elusive bear to locating a prized timepiece to making love on the grave of an iconic writer, each story is a thrilling adventure with unexpected turns. White's honest and provocative prose will jolt readers awake with its urgency.

Nick White is the author of the novel How to Survive a Summer. His fiction and essays have appeared in  The Kenyon Review, Guernica, The Literary Review, Literary Hub, and elsewhere. He teaches creative writing at The Ohio State University.

Friday, June 22nd at 5 p.m.

Paul Kix
(Harper, $27.99)

In the tradition of Agent Zigzag comes this breathtaking biography, as fast-paced and emotionally intuitive as the very best spy thrillers, which illuminates an unsung hero of the French Resistance during World War II-Robert de La Rochefoucauld, an aristocrat turned anti-Nazi saboteur-and his daring exploits as a rĂ©sistant trained by Britain's Special Operations Executive.

A scion of one of the most storied families in France, Robert de La Rochefoucauld was raised in a magnificent chateau and educated in Europe's finest schools. When the Nazis invaded and imprisoned his father, La Rochefoucauld escaped to England and learned the dark arts of anarchy and combat-cracking safes and planting bombs and killing with his bare hands-from a collection of British spies, beloved by Winston Churchill, who altered the war in Europe with their covert tactics. With his newfound skills, La Rochefoucauld returned to France and organized Resistance cells, blew up fortified compounds and munitions factories, interfered with Germany's wartime missions, and executed Nazi officers. Caught by the Germans, La Rochefoucauld withstood months of torture and escaped his own death sentence, not once but twice.

Paul Kix is a deputy editor at ESPN the Magazine. His work has appeared in the  New Yorker, GQ, New York, Men's Journal, and the  Wall Street Journal, among others. He lives in Connecticut with his wife and children.
Pre-order a signed first edition of the next John Grisham novel

by John Grisham
(Doubleday, $29.95)

John Grisham returns to Clanton, Mississippi, to tell the story of an unthinkable murder, the bizarre trial that follows it, and its profound and lasting effect on the people of Ford County.

Pete Banning was Clanton's favorite son, a returning war hero, the patriarch of a prominent family, a farmer, father, neighbor, and a faithful member of the Methodist church. Then one cool October morning in 1946. he rose early, drove into town, walked into the Church, and calmly shot and killed the Reverend Dexter Bell. As if the murder wasn't shocking enough, it was even more baffling that Pete's only statement about it--to the sheriff, to his defense attorney, to the judge, to his family and friends, and to the people of Clanton--was "I have nothing to say." And so the murder of the esteemed Reverend Bell became the most mysterious and unforgettable crime Ford County had ever known. 

The book releases on October 23rd. Pre-order your  signed first edition here or give us a call at 662-236-2262.
Introducing our Teen's First Subscription

Square Books, Jr. hosts scores of writers every year who sign wonderful, fun, or important books here, and often those who wish to get the book -- for whatever reason -- miss the opportunity. With a Teen's First Subscription, you -- or, if you are purchasing this as a gift, your teen -- will be guaranteed signed books and you will be forming the foundation for a life of reading and a lovely, valuable personal library, too!

Starting in June 2018, a subscription gets you three signed books for this year. The first pick is Claire Legrand's Furyborn. Provide us your name, mailing address, and preferred method of billing, and we will you send you a book in June, September,  and November. There is no additional charge for the signing -- all books are billed at list price, plus postage. For more information, please contact Sami Thomason  sami@squarebooks.com.

by Claire Legrand
(Sourcebooks Fire, $18.99)

Furyborn is an epic fantasy of otherworldly beings, antiheroes, and intricate world-building. As Rielle strives to control her elemental magic to fulfull a prophecy and win the prince she secretly loves, we also follow Elianna, an assassin known as Dread, as she struggles to protect her family and maintain her morality amidst the growing darkness in her soul. Rielle and Elianna are separated by thousands of years, but both are forces to be reckoned with as they shape the futures of the kingdoms they hold dear. -- Sami

for upcoming events:

Thursday 6/28

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   Events are always free and wheelchair accessible.