Tuesday, August 1, 2017

BOOKFRIENDS Book Raffle


In honor of the Mississippi Book Festival and the state Bicentennial, BOOKFRIENDS of the University Press of Mississippi is sponsoring a book raffle!

Purchase a $20 ticket for a chance to win a grand prize of fifty books from the University Press of Mississippi. The prize includes The Mississippi Encyclopedia, the complete Heritage of Mississippi Series, and such special items as limited edition copies of Dunlap by William Dunlap; Birds by Walter Anderson; and My Mississippi by Willie Morris, with photographs by David Rae Morris, as well as autographed copies of Witnessing by Ellen Douglas; One Writer’s Garden: Eudora Welty’s Home Place by Susan Haltom and Jane Roy Brown, with photographs by Langdon Clay; and more—with a total value of over $2,000!

Tickets will be sold through BOOKFRIENDS board members; on Thursday, August 17 from 5:30-8:00 pm at the Mississippi Bicentennial Celebration; and until 4:00 pm at the BOOKFRIENDS tent at the Mississippi Book Festival on Saturday, August 19. 

Pro tip: If you purchase or renew a BOOKFRIENDS membership at the Mississippi Bicentennial Celebration or at the BOOKFRIENDS tent at the Mississippi Book Festival, you are automatically entered into the raffle for a single chance to win!

See below for the official rules and the complete list of books included in the prize. For more information on purchasing a ticket, see your local Bookfriend or contact University Press of Mississippi at 601-432-6205 or press@ihl.state.ms.us.


This raffle is conducted according to the rules of the state of Mississippi.

All raffle proceeds will support BOOKFRIENDS of the University Press of Mississippi, a 501(c)(3) organization.

Entrants will purchase a $20 ticket for a single chance to win. Entrants may enter as many times as they wish.

Entries will be placed into a drum and blindly drawn at random. The winner will be announced at the close of the Mississippi Encyclopedia panel, 4–5 p.m. on Saturday, August 19, 2017, at the Mississippi Book Festival in Jackson, Mississippi.

One winner will be selected.

The winner is not required to be present at the drawing to win. The winner must arrange to pick up the prize from the University Press of Mississippi offices in Jackson, Mississippi.

Tickets will be sold through BOOKFRIENDS board members; on Thursday, August 17, from 5:30–8:00 p.m. at the Mississippi Bicentennial Celebration; and until 4 p.m. at the BOOKFRIENDS tent at the Mississippi Book Festival in Jackson, Mississippi, on Saturday, August 19.

Anyone who purchases a BOOKFRIENDS membership on Thursday, August 17, at the Mississippi Bicentennial Celebration or prior to 4 p.m. on Saturday, August 19, at the BOOKFRIENDS tent at the Mississippi Book Festival will be entered automatically into the raffle for a single chance to win.

The single prize includes fifty books from the University Press of Mississippi, including The Mississippi Encyclopedia, the complete Heritage of Mississippi Series, and such special items as limited edition copies of Dunlap by William Dunlap; Birds by Walter Anderson; and My Mississippi by Willie Morris, with photographs by David Rae Morris, as well as autographed copies of Witnessing by Ellen Douglas; One Writer’s Garden: Eudora Welty’s Home Place by Susan Haltom and Jane Roy Brown, with photographs by Langdon Clay; and more! A complete list of the books included in the prize is below:



         1.      The Mississippi Encyclopedia
Ted Ownby and Charles Reagan Wilson, senior editors
Ann J. Abadie, Odie Lindsey, and James G. Thomas, Jr., associate editors
2.      Dunlap (limited edition, numbered, signed)
William Dunlap
Essay by J. Richard Gruber
Foreword by Julia Reed
3.      Birds (limited edition, numbered)
Walter Anderson
Introductory Essay by Mary Anderson Pickard
4.      My Mississippi (limited edition, numbered)
Willie Morris
Photographs by David Rae Morris
5.      Witnessing (signed)
Ellen Douglas
6.      One Writer’s Garden: Eudora Welty’s Home Place (signed)
Susan Haltom and Jane Roy Brown
Photographs by Langdon Clay
7.      Great Houses of Mississippi (signed)
Text by Mary Carol Miller
Photographs by Mary Rose Carter
8.      Fortune’s Favorite Child: The Uneasy 
      Life of Walter Anderson (signed)
Christopher Maurer
9.      The Artist’s Sketch: A Biography 
       of Painter Kate Freeman Clark (signed)
Carolyn J. Brown
10.  A Daring Life: A Biography of Eudora Welty (signed)
Carolyn J. Brown
11.  Song of My Life: A Biography of Margaret 
      Walker (signed)
Carolyn J. Brown
12.  Myself and the World: A Biography 
      of William Faulkner (signed)
Robert W. Hamblin
13.  The Mississippi Cookbook
Compiled and edited by the Home Economics Division of the Mississippi Cooperative Extension Service
With a new foreword by Martha Hall Foose
14.  George Ohr: Sophisticate and Rube
Ellen J. Lippert
15.  A Year in Mississippi
Edited by Charline R. McCord and Judy H. Tucker
Foreword by Malcolm White
16.  Christmas Stories from Mississippi
Edited by Judy H. Tucker and Charline R. McCord
Illustrations by Wyatt Waters
17.  Growing Up in Mississippi
Edited by Judy H. Tucker and Charline R. McCord
Foreword by Richard Ford
18.  Willie: The Life of Willie Morris
Teresa Nicholas
19.  The Land of Rowan Oak: An Exploration of Faulkner’s Natural World
Ed Croom
Afterword by Donald M. Kartiganer
20.  Last Barriers: Photographs of Wilderness in the Gulf Islands National Seashore
Photographs by Donald Muir Bradburn
21.  Wildflowers of Mississippi
Stephen L. Timme
22.  Live from the Mississippi Delta
Panny Flautt Mayfield
23.  Juke Joint: Photographs
Birney Imes
Introductory Essay by Richard Ford
24.  Mississippi John Hurt: His Life, His Times, His Blues
Philip R. Ratcliffe
Foreword by Mary Frances Hurt Wright
25.  Mississippi Fiddle Tunes and Songs from the 1930s
Harry Bolick and Stephen T. Austin
26.  Blues Traveling: The Holy Sites of Delta Blues, Third Edition
Steve Cheseborough
27.  Touring Literary Mississippi
Patti Carr Black and Marion Barnwell
28.  David L. Jordan: From the Mississippi Cotton Fields to the State Senate, A Memoir
David L. Jordan with Robert L. Jenkins
Foreword by Mike Espy
29.  William F. Winter and the New Mississippi: A Biography
Charles C. Bolton
30.  Once in a Lifetime: Reflections of a Mississippi First Lady
Elise Varner Winter
Edited by JoAnne Prichard Morris
31.  America’s Great Storm: Leading through Hurricane Katrina
Haley Barbour with Jere Nash
Foreword by Ricky Mathews
32.  Katrina: Mississippi Women Remember
Photography by Melody Golding
Edited by Sally Pfister
33.  The Courting of Marcus Dupree
Willie Morris
34.  Photographs
Eudora Welty
35.  Delta Land
Photographs by Maude Schuyler Clay
36.  A New History of Mississippi
Dennis J. Mitchell
37.  Mississippi: A Documentary History
Edited by Bradley G. Bond
38.  A Place Called Mississippi: Collective Narratives
Edited by Marion Barnwell
39.  The Geology of Mississippi
David T. Dockery III and David E. Thompson
Foreword by Governor Phil Bryant
40.  Mississippi Archaeology Q & A
Evan Peacock
41.  Mississippi Politics: The Struggle for Power, 1976–2008, Second Edition
Jere Nash and Andy Taggart
Foreword by John Grisham
42.  Mississippi Entrepreneurs
Polly Dement
43.  Emmett Till: The Murder That Shocked the World and Propelled the Civil Rights Movement
Devery S. Anderson
Foreword by Julian Bond
With a new preface by the author


Heritage of Mississippi Series
44.  A Literary History of Mississippi
Edited by Lorie Watkins
45.  Mississippi’s American Indians
James F. Barnett Jr.
46.  The Civil War in Mississippi: Major Campaigns and Battles
Michael B. Ballard
47.  Mississippi in the Civil War: The Home Front
Timothy B. Smith
48.  Rednecks, Redeemers, and Race: Mississippi after Reconstruction, 1877–1917
Stephen Cresswell
49.  Religion in Mississippi
Randy J. Sparks
50.  Art in Mississippi, 1720–1980
Patti Carr Black

Prize value is $2,156


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