Southern Indie Bestsellers

okra1. Somewhere Safe With Somebody Good
Jan Karon, Putnam Adult, $27.95, 9780399167447

2. Personal
Lee Child, Delacorte, $28, 9780804178747
3. The Bone Clocks
David Mitchell, Random House, $30, 9781400065677
4. The Secret Place
Tana French, Viking, $27.95, 9780670026326
5. Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki and His Years of Pilgrimage
Haruki Murakami, Knopf, $25.95, 9780385352109

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Patti Callahan Henry and Mary Alice Monroe

Patti Callahan Henry and Mary Alice Monroe
“But then there I was, standing on your front porch with a suitcase ready to stay the night and I thought, What if she is crazy and I’m about to enter Crazy-Land?.”

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Okra Picks

On the benefits of (bad) reading habits.

In which Mr. Jason Mott finds inspiration in a call center, Ms. Patti Callahan Henry admits that she sometimes does bad things to the books she's reading, and Ms. Janisse Ray wants to start a revolution. Lady Banks' Commonplace Book

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Free BookWe understand that you can buy books anywhere.  You understand that while loving independent bookstores is a wonderful thing, loving them with your shopping dollars is even more wonderful! 
These Southern Indie Booksellers want to entice you to shop with them.  Buy online or in store from any of these shops, then complete the form below and mail it in with your receipt and get a free book.  
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Southern Indie Lit Crossword Puzzle Book

The Southern Indie Lit Crossword Puzzle Book

How well do you know your Southern lit? We dare you to use a pen on these crossword puzzles, each inspired by one of the winning titles of the SIBA Book Award, honoring ten years of the very best in Southern literature as chosen by the people who would know...Southern Independent Booksellers! A great gift for your book club, for puzzle-lovers, and anyone who loves Southern literature. $9.95 paperback. Available at Southern Indie Bookstores.

Play a sample puzzle online! | See the answers