Christmas Memories

Let me tell you about an upcoming event at Lemuria Books in Jackson, MS. My friend, Charline McCord is the co-editor of a series of books and has a new one being released this Fall, just in time for the Holidays.  Charline R. McCord and Judy H. Tucker, editors, and Wyatt Waters, illustrator, invite you to come meet editors, artist, writers and Press at the signing and reception for

Christmas Memories from Mississippi

published by University Press of Mississippi

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

5:00 to 7:00 p.m.

Lemuria Book Store

4465 I-55 North, Jackson, MS 39206


This beautiful book of thirty-eight essays, illustrated by Mississippi’s premier watercolorist Wyatt Waters, will ring true with treasured recollections of Christmases past. These Mississippi writers celebrate Christmas pageants, decorating, and family dinners—even as they recognize war and loss as part of our lives and sometimes part of our holidays. Christmas Memories from Mississippi looks at the holidays from the early twentieth century through the present and offers celebrations from various points of view, both religious and secular.  The book makes an ideal gift of shared holiday traditions and lovingly extends the spirit of the season across the state’s diversity.

Essays by Glen C. Allison • Mary Anderson • Maude Williams Ballou • Patti Carr Black • Lottie Brent Boggan • Billy G. Bridges • Freda McKissic Bush • Jerry Lee Bustin • Will D. Campbell • John M. Floyd • Richard Ford • Chris Gilmer • Bishop Duncan Gray III • Carolyn Haines • Beverly Wade Hogan • Walter Howell • Richard Howorth • Caroline Langston • Beverly Lowry • Bill Luckett • Beverly Marshall • Charline R. McCord • Margaret McMullan • Mary Ann Mobley • Mary Libby Payne • Maureen Ryan • Michael F. Smith • Ronnie Riggs • Dorothy Shawhan • Lester Senter Wilson • Seetha Srinivasan • Judy H. Tucker • Wyatt Waters • Robin Whitfield • Oprah Winfrey • Elise Winter • John M. Yarborough • and Steve Yarbrough.

So come on down all’ya’all and get a jump on your Holiday shopping. . . or contact Lemuria to order a copy!


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