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NONFICTION

ART, ARCHITECTURE & PHOTOGRAPHY

Clues to American Architecture
Our popular Clues series about American life.
Marilyn Klein
0-913515-18-3, Trade paper, 5 x 7, 64 pp, $7.95
Clues to American Dance (Out of Print)
Our popular Clues series about American life.
Carol Roan
0-913515-83-3, Trade paper, 5 x 7, 80 pp, $7.95
Clues to American Dress
Our popular Clues series about American life.
E. F. Hartley
0-913515-63-9, Trade paper, 5 x 7, 72 pp, $7.95
Clues to American Furniture
Our popular Clues series about American life.
Jean Taylor Federico
0-913515-75-2, Trade paper, 5 x 7, 72 pp, $7.95
Clues to American Music (Out of Print)
Our popular Clues series about American life.
Monroe Levin
0-913515-62-0, Trade paper, 5 x 7, 72 pp, $7.95
Clues to American Sculpture
Our popular Clues series about American life.
Kathleen Sinclair Wood
0-913515-43-4, Trade paper, 5 x 7, 72 pp, $7.95
Leroy's Zoo
Alphabet book featuring the folk-art carvings of Leroy
Ramon Archuleta.
Warren C. Lowe
1-881320-87-1, Hardcover, 8 x 8, 56 pp, $21.00
Look Again! Clues to Modern Painting
Our popular Clues series about American life.
Sally Montanari
0-913515-36-1, Trade paper, 6 x 7, 68 pp, $8.95
Mose T's Slapout Family Album
Paintings from a legendary folk artist are paired with whimsical poems.
Mose Tolliver and Robert Ely
1-881320-11-1, Hardcover, 8 x 8, 48 pp, $20.00
A Sense of Place
Illustrated study of Montgomery's architecturally important buildings.
Jeffrey C. Benton
1-881320-55-3, Hardcover, 8.5 x 11, 280 pp, $39.99

BIOGRAPHY

The Bridal Wreath Bush
A former slave finds the woman he once loved.
Kathryn Tucker Windham
1-880216-92-2, Hardcover, 7 x 7, 32 pp, $14.95
Encounters
Photo essays of the author's long life in Alabama.
Kathryn Tucker Windham
1-881320-94-4, Hardcover, 8.5 x 10, 112 pp, $29.95
My Mother's Witness: The Peggy Morgan Story
Story of a woman caught up in the worst aspects of racial violence, who defied the cycle of fear that had marked her life and society.
Carolyn Haines
1-57966-042-8, Hardcover, 6 x 9, 352 pp, $27.95
No Greater Privilege
Autobiography of a small-town doctor.
J. J. Kirschenfeld, M.D.
0-9622815-8-1, Hardcover, 6 x 9, 200 pp, $29.50
Outlaws (Our of Print)
An illustrated history of the Jesse James and Younger gangs.
Marley Brant
1-880216-36-1, Hardcover, 7 x 9, 224 pp, $29.95
Pie in the Sky: A Few More Clues to the Meaning of Life
Essays that explore the themes of Southern culture and psyche.
Jim Buford
1-57966-049-5, Hardcover, 5 x 7, 144 pp, $17.95
Rough as a Cob: More from the Juliette Journals
Author's second collection of essays, a fun-filled wild ride of tales about his
growing up in the rural South.
Ed Williams
Hardcover: 1-57966-037-1, 6 x 9, 208 pp, $24.95
Trade Paper: 1-57966-038-X, 6 x 9, 208 pp, $16.95

They Call Me Kay
A true love affair in letters, in rural pre-WWII Alabama.
Kathleen White Schad
Nancy G. Anderson, Editor
1-881320-16-2, Hardcover, 6 x 9, 626 pp, $30.00
The Triumphs and Troubles of Theodore Swann
A touching biography of a larger-than-life Birmingham businessman.
Edward Griffith and Carolyn Green Satterfield
1-880216-57-4, Trade paper, 6 x 9, 128 pp, $15.95
Turnaround
True story of Bear Bryant's first season as Alabama's head coach.
Tom Stoddard
1-880216-89-2, Hardcover, 6 x 9, 256 pp, $24.95
Twice Blessed
Illustrated memoir of a writer's life.
Kathryn Tucker Windham
1-881320-47-2, Hardcover, 7 x 8.5, 156 pp, $20.00

COOKING, FOOD & WINE

Bookmarks for Cooks
Novelty bookmarks for keeping track of your favorite recipes.
0-913515-72-8, Trade paper, 8 x 4, 36 pp, $6.95
Candles and Parsley
Jot down everything about your dinner parties. Includes Gibson drawings.
0-913515-45-0, Trade paper, 5 x 6, 32 pp, $4.95
Hey, Leslie! What's Cooking?
Recipes using easy-to-find ingredients and easy-to-follow instructions. Down-home cooking with a Southern flavor.
Leslie Bailey
1-57966-053-3, Hardcover, 11 x 8.5, 196 pp, $28.95

CRAFTS & HOBBIES

The Making of a Baltimore Album Quilt
Letters written by a masterful seamstress making a very special quilt.
Frances Benton
1-881320-45-6, Hardcover, 6.5 x 6.5, 64 pp, $16.95
My Quilts and Me
Folk artist shares her quilts in this beautifully illustrated book.
Nora Ezell
1-881320-21-9, Hardcover, 8.5 x 10, 192 pp, $45.00

DIET & HEALTH

The Backyard Medicine Chest
A primer of natural and inexpensive herbal remedies.
Douglas Schar
1-880216-28-0, Trade paper, 6 x 9, 160 pp, $12.95
Beyond the Smoke and Mirrors (Out of Print)
A study of turmoil in the modern PPM (physician practice management) industry.
William R. Dexheimer
1-57359-018-5, Hardcover, 6 x 9, 288 pp, $27.95
Beyond Viagra
Healthy alternatives to the wonder drug.
Alfred Newman, M.D., Ph.D.
1-57359-014-2, Trade paper, 6 x 9, 200 pp, $13.95
Kind Hearts
Gerontologist tells of the importance of self-esteem in the elderly.
James Frush
1-57359-036-3, Trade paper, 6 x 9, 160 pp, $15.95

HISTORY

Alabama On My Mind
Stories of the state's most fascinating people, by a legendary journalist.
Wayne Greenhaw
0-944404-00-6, Trade paper, 5.5 x 8, 160 pp, $7.95
Combat Carriers
One sailor's behind-the-scenes look at WWII's Pacific theater.
Sam Sommers, Jr.
1-881320-92-8, Hardcover, 6 x 9, 192 pp, $25.00
Empowerment of a Race (Out of Print)
How to strengthen the infrastructure of the African-American community.
Jesse J. Lewis and John Hayman
1-57359-019-3, Hardcover, 6 x 9, 192 pp, $24.95
Freedom Is a Constant Struggle
An anthology of the Civil Rights Movement in Mississippi.
Susie Erenrich, Editor
1-881320-58-8, Trade paper, 8.5 x 11, 544 pp, $28.95
He Slew the Dreamer
The most comprehensive account of Ray's murder of Martin Luther King.
William Bradford Huie
1-57966-005-3, Trade paper, 6 x 9, 256 pp, $14.95
Italians in the Deep South
Second edition of history of Italian Americans in Birmingham.
Frank Fede
1-881320-09-X, Hardcover, 8 x 9.5, 386 pp, $39.95
Montgomery: The River City
Complete and comprehensive pictorial history of the city.
Wayne Greenhaw
1-880216-53-1, Hardcover, 9.5 x 9, 224 pp, $39.95
Pickett's History of Alabama (Our of Stock)
Originally published in 1851 and considered Alabama's definitive early history, when it was the new nation's western frontier.
Albert James Pickett
1-880216-70-1, Hardcover, 6 x 9, 700 pp, $49.50
The Unwept (Out of Print)
The untold story of African-American soldiers in the Spanish-American War.
Edward Van Zile Scott
1-881320-62-6, Hardcover, 5.5 x 7.5, 240 pp, $24.95
A White Preacher's Memoir (Out of Print)
Memoir of a white pastor serving a black congregation during the period of the Montgomery Bus Boycott.
Robert S. Graetz
1-57966-015-0, Trade paper, 6 x 9, 160 pp, $14.95
Who Was Dexter Avenue, Anyhow? (Out of Print)
Origins of street names in Montgomery, Alabama.
Nancy Grisham Anderson, Blair Gaines, ET AL.
1-881320-82-0, Trade paper, 4 x 8.5, 216 pp, $12.95
The Wisdom of Eagles
The history of Maxwell Air Force Base.
Jerome A. Ennels and Wesley Newton
1-880216-55-8, Hardcover, 8.5 x 11, 224 pp, $29.95

HOLIDAY

Bah, Humbug!
Humorous alternative Christmas wishes.
0-913515-84-1, Postcards, 6 x 4, 18 pp, $6.95
Beyond the Night
A lost boy meets a friendly stranger in the woods-or does he?
Wayne Greenhaw
1-880216-68-X, Hardcover, 5 x 7, 96 pp, $15.95
It's Christmas
Lovely gift book of Christmas memories from Alabama's most renowned storyteller, journalist, photographer, and Southern literary treasure.
Kathryn Tucker Windham
1-57966-031-2, Hardcover, 4 x 6, 32 pp, $15.95

HUMOR

The Best of Times
Remembrances of growing up in a simpler South.
Jim Buford
1-880216-66-3, Hardcover, 5 x 7, 136 pp, $18.00
Rough as a Cob
Author's second collection of essays, a fun-filled wild ride of tales about his growing up in the rural South.
Ed Williams
Hardcover: 1-57966-037-1, 6 x 9, 208 pp, $24.95
Trade Paper: 1-57966-038-X, 6 x 9, 208 pp, $16.95

MISCELLANY

A Book of Weather Clues (Out of Stock)
Our popular Clues series about American life.
Diane Kaiser
0-913515-11-6, Trade paper, 5 x 7, 64 pp, $7.95
Book Lovers' Borrow Book
A handy way to keep track of lendings from your library.
0-913515-24-8, Trade paper, 8 x 4, 36 pp, $6.95
Bride and Groom
Jot down everything about your courtship and wedding.
Includes Gibson drawings.
0-913515-04-3, Trade paper, 5 x 6, 32 pp, $4.95
Cat Lovers' Postcards
Novelty postcards for keeping in touch with other ailurophiles.
0-913515-69-8, Postcards, 6.5 x 4, 18 pp, $6.95
Fighting Words
Thoughts on writing from twenty-one Southern authors.
Bill Caton
1-881320-36-7, Hardcover, 6 x 9, 200 pp, $22.00
The House Book
For recording everything about your house-invaluable when it's time to sell.
0-913515-19-1, Trade paper, 5 x 6, 32 pp, $5.95
Music Lovers' Postcards
Illustrated, with thoughts from Fats Waller, Mark Twain, and others.
0-913515-57-4, Postcards, 6 x 4, 18 pp, $6.95
My Car
Record everything about your favorite car.
0-913515-30-2, Trade paper, 5 x 6, 32 pp, $4.95
My Earthly Possessions
Jot down the histories of your favorite belongings.
0-913515-08-6, Trade paper, 5 x 6, 32 pp, $4.95
Speak Easy
A guide to successful public speaking.
Carol Roan
1-57359-000-2, Trade paper, 5 x 7, 96 pp, $8.95
The Way It Was
Jot down your childhood memories to hand down to your kids, grandkids, etc.
0-913515-02-7, Trade paper, 5 x 6, 32 pp, $4.95

TRAVEL

Alabama Troubadour
Songs, essays, and photographs celebrating Alabama's unique natural and cultural sites.
Karren Pell
1-57966-045-2, Hardcover, 8 x 10, 208 pp, $29.95
Bimini: Tales of an Island Getaway
Recreates the excitement and danger of Bimini for the traveler who prefers the safety of the armchair.
David T. Warner
1-57966-046-0, Hardcover, 6 x 8, 160 pp, $20.00
Literary Cafés of Paris
Our popular series for vacationing book lovers.
Noel Riley Fitch
0-913515-42-6, Trade paper, 5 x 7, 80 pp, $8.95
Literary Hills of San Francisco
Our popular series for vacationing book lovers.
Luree Miller
0-913515-76-0, Trade paper, 5 x 7, 80 pp, $8.95
Literary Levees of New Orleans
Our popular series for vacationing book lovers.
Alan Brown
0-913515-44-2, Trade paper, 5 x 7, 80 pp, $8.95
Literary Landmarks of Chicago
Our popular series for vacationing book lovers.
Alan Brown
0-913515-50-7, Trade paper, 5 x 7, 148 pp, $8.95
Literary Neighborbhoods of New York (Out of Print)
Our popular series for vacationing book lovers.
Marcia Liesner
0-913515-40-X, Trade Paper, 5 x 7, 73 pp, $8.95
Literary Sands of Key West
Our popular series for vacationing book lovers.
Pat Altobello and Deirdre Pierce
1-57359-004-5, Trade paper, 5 x 7, 72 pp, $8.95
Literary Villages of London (Out of Print)
Our popular series for vacationing book lovers.
Luree Miller
0-913515-41-8, Trade Paper, 5 x 7, 80 pp, $8.95
Starr Smith's Southern Scenes
The South's premier travel writer visits 31 favorite vacation venues.
Starr Smith
0-913515-46-9, Hardcover, 8 x 9.5, 250 pp, $29.95
Vanishing Florida
Travel spots most tourists never see.
David T. Warner
0-913515-49-3, Trade paper, 7 x 10, 302 pp, $19.95

FICTION

LITERARY FICTION

Blues in the Wind (Out of Print)
Epic novel about an African-American family as the blues evolved in 1930s Louisiana.
Whitney LeBlanc
0-913515-47-7, Hardcover, 6 x 9, 330 pp, $23.95
Cloud Cuckoo Land
Young female street musician's search for a home, both real and spiritual.
Lisa Borders
1-57966-030-4, Hardcover, 6 x 9, 453 pp, $27.95
Course of the Waterman
Coming-of-age story of boy who wants to be a waterman on the Chesapeake, like his father, grandfather, and generations before him.
Nancy Taylor Robson
1-57966-052-5, Hardcover, 6 x 9, 176 pp, $23.95
The Golfer (Out of Print)
Novel about a young golfer's trials on a low-paying tour.
Wayne Greenhaw
0-944404-01-4, Trade paper, 5.5 x 8, 224 pp, $9.95
High-Sheriff Jim Turner
Tales of a legendary lawman-part true, part folklore. Just reprinted, with additional illustrations.
David T. Warner
1-57966-019-3, Trade paper, 5 x 7, 128 pp, $15.00
Isle of Joy
Comic send-up of Mardi Gras and the larger-than-life social, political
and religious human fauna of Mobile, Alabama.
Franklin Daugherty
1-881320-78-2, Hardcover, 6 x 9, 320 pp, $23.00
King of Country
Novel about a singer who idolizes Hank Williams.
Wayne Greenhaw
1-881320-14-6, Hardcover, 5.5 x 8.5, 384 pp, $22.00
The Legend of Dornar Caule
Novel about a special child destined to serve mankind.
Hilary Milton
1-57359-023-1, Hardcover, 5 x 8, 160 pp, $15.95
The Long Journey
A boy's adventures in travelling to meet his brother returning home from WWI.
Wayne Greenhaw
1-57966-028-2, Hardcover, 6 x 9, 314 pp, $25.95
The Lost Sunshine
Novel about growing up in the changing 1950s.
Clyde Bolton
1-881320-06-5, Hardcover, 5.5 x 8.5, 192 pp, $20.00
Nobody's Hero
Bittersweet story of salvation and resurrection for a high school football hero by a widely published Nieman Fellow and Pulitzer Prize nominee.
Paul Hemphill
1-57966-029-0, Hardcover, 6 x 9, 336 pp, $25.95
Nothin' Left to Lose
Suspense novel set in the world of country music.
Carl T. Smith
1-887714-47-2, Hardcover, 6 x 9, 280 pp, $22.00
Outbound: The Curious Secession of Latter-Day Charleston (Out of Stock)
The Charleston peninsula breaks off from mainland South Carolina in this satirical send-up of an entrenched society.
Charlie Geer
1-57966-062-2, Hardcover, 6 x 9, 272 pp, $24.95
A Posturing of Fools
Satire on pretension, money, and values as seen by a disillusioned young husband.
Brewster Milton Robertson
1-57966-051-7, Hardcover, 6 x 9, 408 pp, $27.95
The Professor
Novel tracks the early life and career of a law professor obsessed with the Constitution.
Karl B. Friedman
1-880216-58-2, Hardcover, 6 x 9, 256 pp, $27.95
Some Personal Papers
Award-winning novel about a woman's misguided love for children in her care.
JoAllen Bradham
1-57359-021-5, Hardcover, 5 x 8, 160 pp, $19.95
The Spelling Bee
Whimsical novel about a woman and a boy who fix misspelled words.
Brent Davis
1-881320-66-9, Hardcover, 6 x 9, 316 pp, $23.00
Thanh Ho Delivers
Masterful novel about a Vietnamese entrepreneur in 1970s Birmingham.
Fred Bonnie
1-880216-51-5, Hardcover, 6 x 9, 448 pp, $24.95
Turn Left on Green
Stock car racing meets romance in this exciting novel by a legendary sports writer.
Clyde Bolton
1-57966-027-4, Hardcover, 6 x 9, 200 pp, $24.95
The Turning Hour
Modern classic about a teenager's recovery from attempted suicide.
Shelley Fraser Mickle
Hardcover: 0-913515-22-1, 6 x 9, 272 pp, $24.95
Trade Paper: 1-57966-008-8, 6 x 9, 272 pp, $16.95

The Turning Hour Educator's Guide
Shelley Fraser Mickle
1-57966-040-1, Trade paper, 8.5 x 11, 40 pp, $9.95

MYSTERY & SUSPENSE

Lowcountry Boil
Enigmatic school teacher and undercover agent expose a community that looks the other way when crime-drug smuggling-pays.
Carl T. Smith
Hardcover: 1-57966-043-6, 6 x 9, 392 pp, $27.95 (Out of Print)
Trade paper: 1-57966-065-7,6 x 9, 416 pp, $15.95

Speaks the Nightbird
New York Times bestselling author's critically acclaimed historical mystery set in colonial South Carolina.
Robert McCammon
1-880216-62-0, Hardcover, 6 x 9, 700 pp, $27.95
Speaks the Nightbird Limited Edition
Robert McCammon
1-880216-63-9, Hardcover with slipcase, $125.00
Summer of the Redeemers (Out of Print)
Summertime antics become deadly serious with a secretive religious sect, a mysterious newcomer, and a kidnapped baby.
Carolyn Haines
1-57966-060-6, Trade paper, 6 x 9, 456 pp, $15.95
Touched
Mail-order bride is caught in a whirlwind of violence and revenge in 1926 small-town Mississippi.
Carolyn Haines
1-57966-006-1, Trade paper, 6 x 9, 372 pp, $15.95

POETRY

Blue Angels
Huggins's second collection of poems.
Peter Huggins
0-913515-21-3, Hardcover, 6 x 8, 140 pp, $20.00
Either/Ur
The first book in our River City Poetry Series.
Shawn Sturgeon
1-880216-56-6, Hardcover, 6 x 8, 192 pp, $20.00
Enemies of the State
Eighth book of poetry by an American master.
Thomas Rabbitt
1-57966-022-3, Hardcover, 5 x 8, 96 pp, $15.95
Haiku: The Travelers of Eternity
Haiku and sumi-e drawings.
Charles Ghigna and Armor Keller
0-913515-15-9, Hardcover, 6 x 10, 48 pp, $21.95
How We Came To Stand on That Shore
Second book in the River City Poetry Series.
Jay Rogoff
1-57966-032-0, Hardcover, 6 x 9, 104 pp, $20.00
The Map That Lies Between Us
Last book of poetry from one of America's best-loved writers.
Anne George
1-880216-88-4, Hardcover, 5 x 8, 96 pp, $15.95
Necessary Acts
The poetry of everyday life with "poems as well wrought as any stone cairn."
Peter Huggins
1-57966-054-1, Hardcover, 6 x 8, 96 pp, $20.00
Plastic Soup
Poetry by a versatile and acclaimed writer.
Charles Ghigna
1-57966-004-5, Hardcover, 5.5 x 7, 80 pp, $14.95
Prepositional Heaven
New collection of poems by one of America's most respected poets.
Thomas Rabbitt
0-913515-20-5, Hardcover, 6 x 8, 100 pp, $20.00
The Soft Blare
Third book in the River City Poetry Series.
Nick Norwood
1-57966-048-7, Hardcover, 6 x 8, 96 pp, $20.00
Ready To Eat the Sky
Award-winning poet's book is the fourth volume of the River City Poetry Series.
Kevin Pilkington
1-57966-014-2, Hardcover, 6 x 8, 96 pp, $20.00
White for Harvest: New and Selected Poems
Poems of passion and faith from the Franklin Award winner.
Jeanie Thompson
0-913515-48-5, Hardcover, 5 x 6.5, 96 pp, $20.00

SHORT FICTION

Baby, Let's Make a Baby: Plus Ten More Stories
Stories that explore the dilemmas of complex, conflicted people trying to live with things they can't quite overcome.
Kirk Curnutt
1-57966-036-3, Hardcover, 6 x 9, 260 pp, $23.95
Faith and Other Stories
Short stories about everyday people.
R. T. Smith
1-881320-34-0, Hardcover, 6 x 9, 176 pp, $20.00
Food Fights
Stories from a beloved Alabama author.
Fred Bonnie
1-881320-73-1, Hardcover, 6 x 9, 192 pp, $24.00
Love to the Spirits
Debut collection of stories that feature people in moments of crisis and transition, who make their journeys with subtle, often comic, grace.
Stephen March
1-57966-057-6, Hardcover, 6 x 9, 192 pp, $23.95
The Presence Is in Exile, Too
Stories about strife overseas among Jewish immigrants.
Hanan J. Ayalti
1-881320-22-7, Hardcover, 6 x 9, 256 pp, $25.00
Somewhere in All This Green
Award-winning book of short stories.
William Cobb
1-57966-001-0, Hardcover, 6 x 9, 172 pp, $20.00
The Spider's Web: A Novella and Other Stories
Stories of a boy struggling toward manhood, wisdom, and redemption in small-town Alabama during the1950s.
Wayne Greenhaw
1-57966-044-4, Hardcover, 6 x 9, 238 pp, $23.95
These People Are Us
Darkly funny debut story collection from up-and-coming writer.
George Singleton
1-880216-94-9, Hardcover, 6 x 9, 250 pp, $23.95
Tombigbee and other Stories
Some of the best short stories by a prize-winning author.
Wayne Greenhaw
0-944404-02-2, Trade paper, 5.5 x 8, 160 pp, $9.95

CHILDREN'S

BABY & PRESCHOOL

The Alphabet Parade
Animals and alphabet meet in this lively and colorful children's book.
Charles Ghigna
1-880216-74-4, Hardcover, 8.5 x 11, 32 pp, $17.95

AGES 4-8

It Was Big, It Was Scary, It Was . . .
U. Noah Elf helps a young boy learn that the monster under the bed isn't so scary after all.
Diana Aubut and Leslie Nordness
1-880216-73-6, Trade paper, 11 x 8.5, 24 pp, $7.95
Jimbo on Board the Nettie Quill
Children's book about an African-American boy's adventures on a steamboat.
Henry Ford Harrison
Illustrated by Jeffrey Hurst
1-881320-19-7, Hardcover, 8.5 x 8, 40 pp, $16.00

AGES 9-12

Cochula's Journey
Fictional Indian girl travels with DeSoto.
Virginia Pounds Brown
1-881320-40-5, Hardcover, 5 x 7, 160 pp, $18.00

ALL AGES

Moon of the Wishing Night
Lonely Moon leaves the Blue Ridge to travel the world. Lyrical verse is richly
illustrated with delicate, evocative watercolor paintings.
Gail Renfroe Lamar, ill. Cynthia Mask
1-57966-047-9, Hardcover, 8.5 x 11, 32 pp, $17.95

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