Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Books Make Great Gifts

Book make great holiday gifts. UPM has several for the reader on your gift list. Below is the official UPM Holiday Book Gift Guide:
  • A Daring Life: A Biography of Eudora Welty, by Carolyn J. Brown. This biography tell the story of one of the most significant writers of the past century, a prolific author who comprehends and transcends her Mississippi roots to create short stories, novels, and nonfiction that will endure for all time. Met the author and get a signed copy this Saturday at Lemuria.

  • Juke Joint: Photographs by Birney Imes. A Mississippi classic available in hardcover once again. This book features approximately sixty photographs taken between 1983 and 1989 as Imes traveled throughout the Delta.

  • We End in Joy: Memoirs of a First Daughter by Angela Fordice Jordan.
    A unique perspective on public life in an intimate account from the daughter of a highly controversial southern governor and a widely beloved first lady.

  • Death in the Delta: Uncovering a Mississippi Family Secret by Molly Walling. A deeply personal account of a quest to confront a terrible family legacy. Against the advice and warnings of family, Walling exposes her father's guilty agency in the deaths of two men.

  • James Meredith and the Ole Miss Riot: A Soldier's Story by Henry Gallagher. A first person account of the James Meredith era at Ole Miss; told by the head of his US Army security detail. A unique perspective on a pivotal moment in American history as well as an in-depth look at a unique home-front military action.

For other holiday recommendations, see the UPM staff picks on our Pinterest board.

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