Southern Indie Bestsellers

 

HARDCOVER FICTION


1. All the Light We Cannot See
Anthony Doerr, Scribner, $27, 9781476746586
2. Gray Mountain
John Grisham, Doubleday, $28.95, 9780385537148
okra3. Somewhere Safe With Somebody Good
Jan Karon, Putnam Adult, $27.95, 9780399167447

4. Redeployment
Phil Klay, Penguin Press, $26.95, 9781594204999
5. Let Me Be Frank With You
Richard Ford, Ecco, $27.99, 9780061692062

HARDCOVER NONFICTION


1. Small Victories
Anne Lamott, Riverhead, $22.95, 9781594486296
2. Killing Patton
Bill O'Reilly, Martin Dugard, Holt, $30, 9780805096682
okra3. Jerry Lee Lewis: His Own Story
Rick Bragg, Jerry Lee Lewis, Harper, $27.99, 9780062078223

4. Yes Please
Amy Poehler, Dey Street, $28.99, 9780062268341
5. 41: A Portrait of My Father
George W. Bush, Crown, $28, 9780553447781

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I read all kinds of fantasy novels and it takes new ideas to capture me like California Bones did. 

I have never come up against the idea of Osteomancy being the bringer of magic.  Osteomancy is the use of bones in magic.  That is a simple explanation, but it means that the magic comes from consuming the bones of magical creatures in a kind of soup.


This book takes place in California, a California that has seceded from the United States.  The places that we know as Amusement Parks, Disneyland and others are, real places of magic.  There is so much magic in this book that you can almost smell it, like the characters can in the story. 

I recommend you read California Bones by Greg Van Eekhout if you want to go on a magic carpet ride.

California Bones by Greg Van Eekhout (Tor Books) Recommended by Molly at The Fountainhead Bookstore Hendersonville NC

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Each Shining HourWelcome to the timeless charms of small-town Watervalley, Tennessee—where young Dr. Luke Bradford is beginning to feel at home… 

When he comes to the aid of a woman at the grocery store, Luke is fascinated to learn she is Estelle Pillow, the cheery sister to his prickly housekeeper, Connie. Estelle wants to open a bakery in town—and Connie’s disapproval of the venture stirs up a whirlwind of emotions between the siblings. But Luke’s attention is soon diverted when he learns about a long-ago double murder. . .

During World War II, an unknown traveler arrived in town, and before the day was over, he and the local baker lay dead near the bandstand at the local lake. The incident has since been exaggerated into Watervalley lore—with the newcomer rumored to have been a German spy. As Luke pieces together exactly what happened, he realizes that the consequences of this event have rippled painfully into the lives of townsfolk he has come to know.

As winter gives way to spring, Luke keeps busy at the medical clinic and enters a tentative, exhilarating romance. And when his support of Estelle’s bakery collides with new revelations about the old murder, Luke witnesses the true power of reconciliation working in the hearts of those he holds dear—a revelation that will change his life.

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Brightly colored scraps of legends.

In which Ms. Sharyn McCrumb weaves her stories from brightly-colored scraps of legends, Mr. Ron Rash weaves his stories from the darker scraps of left-over cloth, and Ms. Lisa Patton learns just how heavy snow can be when one is forced to shovel it.. 

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Lalita Tademy

Lalita Tademy
“I worry about everything. As a writer, that’s my job.”

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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.

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