Jamie Kornegay and his wife opened TurnRow Books in Greenwood, Mississippi, in 2006. Since then, they've stocked the shelves with a continuous supply of Southern and Mississippi Delta literature, from fiction to cookbooks, memoirs and children's books. This month, Kornegay can add his own debut novel Soil to the collection. We interviewed him recently about the book, the writers who've influenced him and also asked him about the next wave of Mississippi writers whose books he'd excited to promote. Listed below, these writers all have connections to the state, whether being born there or having attended or taught at Ole Miss. Their books, including several signed copies, can be found at TurnRow and online here.
The Southern Cross by Skip Horack
Citrus County by John Brandon
The Resurrectionist by Matthew Guinn
Rivers by Michael Farris Smith
Salvage the Bones by Jesmyn Ward
The Teeth Of The Souls by Steve Yates
The Story Of Land And Sea by Katy Simpson Smith
The Three-Day Affair by Michael Kardos
My Sunshine Away by M.O. Walsh
Two thrillers, a comedy and a romance to keep you up late on those chilly nights leading to spring.
27 of the latest mysteries, thrillers, historical romances and author debuts to curl up with through the winter.
Twenty-six of the latest beach reads, mysteries and romances from down South.
Disappearing husbands, secret-keeping mistresses, a scientific love story and more sizzling plot points to spice up your life as Valentine's Day approaches.
24 new releases, including several author debuts and a few classics, that span from mystery to memoir, spiritual to historical and romantic to coming of age.
Put those big books down. These short stories represent some of the best ever written about the South and offer the chance for escape without the commitment of an entire novel.
Books to get you through the dog days and help usher you into fall.
Twenty-one of the latest beach reads, mysteries and romances from down South.
Our complete Summer Reading List won't launch until the beginning of June, but here's a sneak peek at a few titles in bookstores now that would be perfect for Memorial Day weekend.