Announcing the Ultimate Southern Reading List! The 2015 SIBA Book Award Long List
Over one hundred titles made the 2015 SIBA Book Award "Long List" -- all books that made somebody's "best of the year" list in Southern literature. Books were nominated in five categories: Children's, Cooking, Fiction, Nonfiction, and Young Adult. To be eligible the nominee had to be a book that was Southern in nature, or by a Southern author, or both. And the nomination had to come via a Southern Independent Bookstore.
Bookstores that are members of the Southern Independent Booksellers Alliance (SIBA) will vote on the long list to determine the finalists in each category by April 1. Finalists are then judged by a jury of SIBA booksellers, and the winners in each category will be announced on July 4, 2015 "Independents Day."
For more information about the SIBA Book Award, visit sibaweb.com/siba-book-award
The Long (Long, Long, Looooonnng) List!
A Snicker of Magic by Natalie Lloyd, Scholastic, 9780545552707
Bird on Water Street by Elizabeth O. Dulemba, Little Pickle Press, 9781939775054
Brown Girl Dreaming by Jacqueline Woodson, Nancy Paulsen Books, 9780399252518
The Ghosts of Tupelo Landing by Sheila Turnage, Kathy Dawson Books, 9780803736719
Hostie by Kate Sally Palmer, Warbranch Press, 9780966711493
The Map to Everywhere by Carrie Ryan, Little Brown, 9780316240772
Nuts: Bedtime at the Nut House by Eric Litwin, Little Brown, 9780316322447
Blue Ribbon Baking from a Redneck Kitchen by Francine Bryson, Clarkson Potter, 9780804185783
BTC Old Fashioned Grocery Store Cookbook by Alexe Van Bueren, Clarkson Potter, 9780385345002
Down South: Bourbon, Pork, Gulf Shrimp & Second Helpings of Everything by Donald Link, Clarkson Potter, 9780770433185
Drink the Harvest by Nan Chase, Storey, 9781612121598
The Edible South: The Power of Food and the Making of an American Region by Marcie Cohen Ferris, UNC Press, 9781469617688
Good Catch: Recipes and Stories Celebrating the Best of Florida's Waters by Pam Brandon, University Press of Florida, 9780813060156
Heritage by Sean Brock, Artisan, 9781579654634
Pimento Cheese: The Cookbook by Perre Coleman Magness, St. Martin's, 9781250047298
The Southern Foodie's Guide to the Pig: A Culinary Tour of Fifty of the South's Best Restaurants and the Recipes That Made Them Famous by Chris Chamberlain, Thomas Nelson, 9781401605025
Southern Holidays by Debbie Moose, UNC Press, 9781469617893
The Southern Pantry Cookbook: 105 Recipes Already Hiding in Your Kitchen by Jennifer Chandler, Thomas Nelson, 9781401605216
Third Thursday Community Potluck Cookbook: Recipes and Stories to Celebrate the Bounty of the Moment by Nancy Vienneau, Thomas Nelson, 9781401605179
A Far Gone Night by John Carenen Neverland Publishing, 9780990314851
All I Have in This World by Michael Parker, Workman, 9781616201623
Arcana by Jessica Leake, Talos, 9781940456140
Between Wrecks by George Singleton, Dzanc, 9781938103797
By The Red Glare by Mark Sibley-Jones, USC Press, 9781611173994
Byrd by Kim Church, Dzanc Books, 9781938604522
Cancel the Wedding by Carolyn Dingman, Harper, 9780062276728
Charleston by Margaret Thornton, Ecco, 9780062332523
Citizens Creek by Lalita Tademy, Atria Books, 9781476753034
Dollbaby by Laura Lane McNeal, Pamela Dorman Books, 9780670014736
Don't Ever Look Back by Daniel Friedman, Minotaur, 9781250027566
Don't Talk to Strangers by Amanda Kyle Williams, Bantam, 9780553808094
Each Shining Hour: A Novel of Watervalley by Jeff High, New American Library, 9780451419279
Flying Shoes by Lisa Howorth, Bloomsbury, 9781620403013
The Forsaken by Ace Atkins, Putnam Adult, 9780399161797
The Girls of August by Anne Rivers Siddons, Grand Central Publishing, 9780446527958
The Gone Dead Train by Lisa Turner, William Morrow, 9780062136190
House on Mermaid Point by Wendy Wax, Berkley Publishing Group, 9780425263327
How to Tell Toledo from the Night Sky by Lydia Netzer, St. Martin's Press, 9781250047021
Hurricane Sisters by Dorothea Benton Frank, William Morrow, 9780062132529
Ice Garden by Moira Crone, Carolina Wren, 9780932112965
In the Heart of the Dark Wood by Billy Coffey, Thomas Nelson Publishers, 9781401690090
The Invention of Wings by Sue Monk Kidd, Viking Books, 9780670024780
It Comes in Waves by Erika Marks, New American Library, 9780451418869
Life Intercepted by Charles Martin, Center Street, 9781455554669
Limestone Gumption by Bryan Robinson, Five Star, 9781432827786
Long Man by Amy Greene, Knopf Publishing Group, 9780307593436
A Long Time Gone by Karen White, New American Library, 9780451240460
Lost Lake by Sarah Addison Allen, St. Martins Press, 9781250019806
Miss Julia's Marvelous Makeover by Ann B. Ross, Viking Books, 9780670026111
Natchez Burning by Greg Iles, William Morrow & Company, 9780062311078
Palmetto Moon by Kim Boykin, Berkley Publishing Group, 9780425272107
Queen Elizabeth's Daughter by Anne Barnhill, St. Martins Press, 9780312662127
Risky Undertaking: A Buryin' Barry Mystery by Mark de Castrique, Poisoned Pen Press, 9781464203060
Save The Date by Mary Kay Andrews, St. Martins Press, 9781250019691
Season of the Dragonflies by Sarah Creech, William Morrow & Company, 9780062307521
The Secret of Magic by Deborah Johnson, Amy Einhorn Books, 9780399157721
A Shelter of Others by Charles White, Fiddleback Press, 9780988687257
The Sheltering by Mark Powell, USC Press, 9781611174342
Silent Sister by Diane Chamberlain, St. Martins Press, 9781250010711
Sister Golden Hair by Darcey Steinke, Tin House Books, 9781935639947
Something Rich and Strange by Ron Rash, Ecco, 9780062349347
Somewhere Safe with Somebody Good by Jan Karon, Putnam Adult , 9780399167447
A Southern Girl by John Warley, Story River Books , 9781611173918
Southern Heat by David Burnsworth, Five Star, 9781432828004
Starting Over: Stories by Elizabeth Spencer, Liveright Publishing Corporation, 9780871406811
The Story Keeper by Lisa Wingate, Tyndale House Publishers, 9781414388267
The Story of Land and Sea by Katy Simpson Smith, Harper, 9780062335944
Stories We Tell by Patti Callahan Henry, St. Martins Press, 9781250040312
Summer Wind by Mary Alice Monroe, Gallery Books, 9781476709017
Tell the World You're a Wildflower by Jennifer Horne, University of Alabama Press, 9780817318451
This Dark Road to Mercy by Wiley Cash, William Morrow & Company, 9780062088253
Thorn Tree by Heather Marshall, MP Publishing, 9781849823074
Three Story House by Courtney Miller Santo, William Morrow, 9780062130549
Tiger Shrimp Tango by Tim Dorsey, William Morrow, 9780062092816
To See the Moon Again by Jamie Langston Turner, Berkley Publishing Group, 9780425253021
The Whiskey Baron by Jon Sealy, Hub City Press, 9781891885747
The Wilds by Julia Elliott, Tin House, 9781935639923
Wink of an Eye by Lynn Chandler Willis, Minotaur Books, 9781250053190
Bearwallow by Jeremy Jones, Blair, 9780895876249
Beautiful at All Seasons by Elizabeth Lawrence, Duke University Press, 9780822357766
Blessed Experiences by James Clyburn, USC Press, 9781611173376
Call to Action by Jimmy Carter, Simon and Schuster, 9781476773957
Clouds of Glory by Michael Korda, Harper, 9780062116291
Dreaming Bears by J. Michael Holloway, Epicenter Press, 9781935347309
Elemental by Bill Brown, 3:A Taos Press, 9780984792566
Everglades by Mac Stone, University Press of Florida, 9780813049854
Factory Man by Beth Macy, Back Bay (Hachette), 9780316231435
Farming, Friends & Fried Bologna Sandwiches by Renea Winchester, Mercer University Press, 9780881465044
Jerry Lee Lewis: His Own Story by Rick Bragg, Harper, 9780062078223
Liar, Temptress, Soldier, Spy by Karen Abbott, Harper, 9780062092892
One Way Out: The Inside History of the Allman Brothers Band by Alan Paul, St. Martin's Press, 9781250040497
Poems of the American South by David Biespiel, Everyman's Library, 9780375712449
Popular: Vintage Wisdom for a Modern Geek by Maya Van Wagenen, Dutton Books, 9780525426813
Rebel Yell by S. C. Gwynne, Scribner, 9781451673289
Rough Beast by Tim Peeler, Future Cycle, 9781938853555
Strong Inside by Andrew Maraniss, Vanderbilt University Press, 9780826520234
The Inevitable City: The Resurgence of New Orleans and the Future of Urban America by Scott Cowen, Palgrave MacMillan, 9781137278869
The Loyal Lieutenant by George Hincapie, William Morrow, 9780062330918
The Only Sounds We Make by Lee Zacharias, Hub City Press, 9781938235009
The Same Sweet Girl's' Guide to Life: Advice from a Failed Southern Belle by Cassandra King, Maiden Lane Press, 9781940210032
Under Magnolia: A Southern Memoir by Frances Mayes, Crown Publishing Group, 9780307885913
Unbreakable by Thom Shea, Clobercroft, 9781940262376
Wayfaring Strangers: The Musical Voyage from Scotland and Ulster to Appalachia by Fiona Ritchie , University of North Carolina Press, 9781469618227
Web of Water by John Lane, Hub City Press, 9781938235054
Without Mercy: The Stunning True Story of Race, Crime, and Corruption in the Deep South by David Beasley, St. Martin's Press, 9781250014665
And We Stay by Jenny Hubbard, Delacorte, 9780385740579
Compulsion by Martina Boone, Simon Pulse, 9781481411226
League of Seven by Alan Gratz, Starscape/Tor/Macmillan, 9780765338228
Revolution by Deborah Wiles, Scholastic, 9780545106078
Running from Lions by Julian Vaca, Createspace, 9781491204573
Salvage by Alexandra Duncan, Greenwillow Books, 9780062220141
Skink: No Surrender by Carl Hiaasen, Knopf, 9780375870514
The Last Days of California by Mary Miller, Liveright Publishing Corporation, 9780871405883
The Sittin' Up by Shelia Moses, Putnam Publishing Group, 9780399257230
The Walled City by Ryan Graudin, Little, Brown Books for Young Readers, 9780316405058
- Published: 01 March 2015
Kathy and Becky Hepinstall, two sisters, collaborated on the book Sisters of Shiloh. Kathy Hepinstall is the author of Blue Asylum, The Absence of Nector, and Prince of Lost Places. Becky Hepinstall has a degree in History from the University of Texas and is married to a Navy fighter pilot. Both were born and raised outside of Houston, Texas.
Sisters of Shiloh is historical fiction about two sisters who disguise themselves as men to enlist in the Confederate Army. Libby, the youngest sister, lost her husband in one of the battles and swears vengeance on the Yankees. Josephine, the older sister, joins the army in order to protect her sister. While in the army, Josephine starts to fall in love with one of the other soldiers while Libby becomes more delusional with each battle fought.
When did the two of you decide you wanted to collaborate on a book together? And what inspired you to write Sisters of Shiloh?
Becky- It was in September 2002. Kathy said she wanted to write a book with me. When I was a history major in college, I had learned a bit about the real women who disguised themselves as men during the Civil War and was fascinated by them and what would have driven them to do something like that. When I told Kathy about some of those women, she was equally intrigued.
Why did you focus the setting of your book to be during the Civil War instead of during a different war time, such as the Vietnam War or World War I? How different would Sisters of Shiloh been if you had chosen to make the setting during a different war time?
Kathy- Becky has always loved the Civil War, so that was what was most compelling to her. We were so interested in the experiences of these female soldiers, who had left everything they knew to fight in a bloody, brutal war for one cause or another.
How is collaborating on a book with someone else different than writing a book by yourself?
Kathy- Having responsibility to another person, and wanting the book to measure up to their standards. We worked well together, always on the same page, and we could always agree on where we wanted the book to go.
Becky- Kathy’s spirit, and that she had already published several other novels, really helped. We were able to bounce ideas and characters off each other – it really brought us closer together.
Who is your favorite character in Sisters of Shiloh? Why?
Kathy - Eleanor and Floyd, because they each have a different, unique perspective.
What was the biggest challenge you two had in writing Sisters of Shiloh? How did the two of you work together to overcome that challenge?
Kathy & Becky- Our biggest challenge was getting people to read it and interested enough to publish it. That took us 12 years! Another was the amount of research that went into the book in order to get our story right. Also, on a personal level we had a big struggle with time zone differences since we lived far apart, and we had to talk on the phone to each other a lot in order to get it to work.
What do you hope your readers will get out of reading Sisters of Shiloh?
Kathy- Just a good story. I don’t particularly have an agenda.
Becky- The idea that love conquers all and love overcomes evil. Also I’d like readers to think about choices you make out of love and what you are willing to die for, the way the sisters are willing to die for each other. And I would be happy if someone learns something new about the history behind the story as well.
What advice would you give to someone interested in getting published?
Kathy- Embrace tenacity! And constantly ask yourself, “Is this really good enough?” There is always room to improve and I think people sometimes focus too much on how it is, not on what it could be.
Becky- There is always room for a story to evolve. Stories always go through change so be willing to opening yourself to that change, and to making room for improvement.
- Published: 22 February 2015
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- Heritage by Sean Brock- Cookbook Trailer
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- The Story Keeper by Lisa Wingate
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- Interview with Patti Callahan Henry
- The Summer Girls Trailer by Mary Alice Monroe
- Heart Wide Open Trailer, by Shellie Tomlinson
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- The Charleston Academy of Domestic Pursuit
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- Published: 25 February 2015
Interview with Hester Bass, author of Seeds of Freedom
Ian and Rachel Oeschger
Childrens picture books don’t often put you on the evening news. They don’t often get you four interviews in one day, or live follow-up TV sessions. But Hester Bass’s new book Seeds of Freedom, about the civil rights movement and the determined but peaceful integration of Huntsville, Alabama, has people talking.
The picture book, published on January 26th by Candlewick, written by Hester Bass and beautifully illustrated by E.B. Lewis, brings to life both the vital and the mundane details of a community struggling to surmount segregation. It tells a story that even people of Huntsville may not be familiar with. Bass and Lewis’s book is raising the issue of equality in the best way possible, with brilliant storytelling.
We caught up with Hester Bass at the very beginning of her author’s tour, which begins in Huntsville. She spoke to us by phone about the inspiration and research for the book, how she hopes the book will be taken up by its readers, and its abiding relevance.
I&R: The scenes in your book--of Blue Jean Sunday, balloons tied with notes, a girl with paper pictures of her feet--convey so fantastically the struggles and the triumphs in Huntsville at that time. Can you talk a little bit about story telling? Are these Huntsville lore, or discoveries? At what point in your writing and research do these emerge?
Hester: Telling a true story should be as entertaining as an imagined one, since good nonfiction engages the reader, as fiction does, with a “what happened next” anticipation. Stories emerge when connections are made, when episodes string together to form a dynamic structure that carries the narrative forward. In this case, that framework was apparent in the facts. I think of picture books as short films, with each spread a scene change, and there were so many cinematic moments here, as you describe, with each action leading to the next, building to a resolution.
As to how I found this story, I’d been living in Huntsville for about 3 or 4 years when I saw a historical marker in the parking lot of a private school where I was performing an author visit. It was the site of the first so-called “reverse” integration of an elementary school in Alabama. I had tried to learn as much as I could about my new home, yet this was news to me.
A few months later, I was stuck in traffic beside one of the Huntsville hospitals, and noticed another historical marker, this one noting the former location of Fifth Avenue School, site of the first integration of a public school in Alabama. The dates on the two markers were within the same week in September 1963. I’d never heard about this either and felt there must be a story here, so I went to the public library in Huntsville to start my research.
Eventually I was able to interview people who were there, including Dr. Sonnie Hereford III, a civil rights leader in his native Huntsville, whose son was that first black child to enter an Alabama public school. (A note of interest: Both Herefords are among the models who posed for illustrator E. B. Lewis as part of on-location photographic recreations of some of these historical scenes, that E. B. used as reference for his watercolor paintings.)
It was a surprise for me to discover in my informal research, asking Alabamians if they knew where school integration had first occurred in the state, that this part of Huntsville’s history did not seem to be common knowledge. I do love little-known bits of history, when ordinary people changed their world, and felt this was a story overdue to be told.
I&R: You lived in Georgia as a young girl, before integration. Did your own first hand experience with school segregation influence this book?
Hester: Absolutely. I was taught, as my parents were before me, that all people deserve respect and consideration, that everyone deserves a fair chance to live up to their potential and be happy. It’s frustrating to me when the uninformed express an assumption that all white Southerners were bigots, because that was not my experience.
As a little girl, I recall violent images on television that I did not understand. My parents tried to explain the prejudice of others, and I remember thinking as a child that it seemed ridiculous to be so mean to somebody because of the way they looked. I still feel that way.
I was a first grader in 1962. All my classmates were white. When I saw black children in town, I wondered where they went to school. In fifth grade, a few black students were present on the first day, and I don’t remember anybody saying anything about it. The ratio gradually increased until I think by ninth grade, students were pretty well mixed. So while my school was regrettably slow to integrate, I knew that peaceful integration was possible and not celebrated often enough.
The dramatic imagery and the swiftness of Huntsville’s peaceful integration are compelling, due to the impressive people who were involved. Both sides had to remain committed to nonviolence and ultimately cooperate. It was difficult, and there were setbacks, but these are everyday people who had the courage to seek change through peaceful means and the perseverance to make it happen. It is the people who inspired me most.
I&R: You also lived in Huntsville up until recently, and now live in the Southwest. What's your sense about the legacy of integration in present-day Huntsville and the South in general?
Hester: I was born in the south, spent much of my early adulthood in the northeast, and now live in the southwest. I recommend traveling and moving around because it widens perspective – and provides a bank vault of experiences for a writer! Yet I find “legacy” in this case is a hard thing to pin down because the viewpoint is still quite close.
Stemming from the 1962 lawsuit referred to in the book, the public schools in Huntsville still operate under a federal school desegregation court order. Dozens of communities in America from California to New York must do the same, in some cases due to factors that could arguably be claimed to be out of their control, such as neighborhoods that retain traditional racial boundaries. Education is the key to progress, and yet education remains part of the problem. Race relations in America seems to have become a tape loop that needs to somehow be cut.
I lived in Huntsville for ten years and found it to be a vibrant community of highly educated people, with a population representing cultures from around the world. Everybody seemed to get along just fine. But I recall from my research, that in the early 1960s when the African-American leaders first proposed to the Mayor that a Biracial Committee be formed to consider the possibilities for negotiating an end to segregation, the response was that no white leaders could be initially convinced to serve because (and I’m paraphrasing) we can all go to the same bank and we don’t really have any of “those” problems in Huntsville. In essence: we all get along fine. Appearances don’t always tell the whole story.
Any look at current news headlines could make one wonder how far we have actually come in fifty years. Perhaps the legacy of integration in the south can be determined in another fifty or maybe a hundred years, when there’ll be no one living who endured the indignities of segregation.
Eventually, through the peaceful events in Huntsville as described in Seeds of Freedom, enough folks came around to the thinking that over a hundred years of “just the way it is” could be, and should be, changed. My hope is that more people today will examine whatever problems they are facing in getting along with each other in their communities, and find the courage and the creativity to do the same.
I&R: The contrasts in the book and the subtle treatment of historical events like MLK's speeches give the book a real unique voice. How do you envision this book being used and read? Who is your ideal reader?"
Hester: I see it as a book for schools and libraries, for parents to read aloud to their children, and that children can read on their own as an introduction to the civil rights movement. To me, it’s a book of hope, written for all ages, for everyone.
Candlewick Press has produced a Teachers’ Guide with several suggestions for using the book as a tool to help children understand this difficult time in America’s history. I imagine most people have heard the old adage that those who do not learn from history are doomed to repeat it, and this is certainly one time in history from which I hope we can move forward through education.
My ideal reader would be someone who is as inspired as I was by the peaceful events in Huntsville, who would look around his or her own community and, if something needs changing, take positive steps to improve things. My ideal reader would be someone who takes the last words of the Author’s Note to heart and to action: “Sometimes all it takes is one person to start something good. In your community, that person could be you.”
Ian and Rachel Oeschger live in Wilmington, NC, far away from the Bay Area where they ran an independent bookstore in the 90s. Rachel is a Montessori-trained preschool teacher at a parents cooperative preschool. Ian is a developer at IBM who moonlights occasionally for SIBA and directs a kids coding program at their son’s elementary school.
- Published: 08 February 2015
Winter is the time for Okra!
Columbia, SC – Although winter is a time for enjoying the year’s harvest, here in the South we’re still picking Okra! The Winter 2015 Okra Picks have just been announced--the best southern lit, fresh off the vine. All the chosen books have a strong Southern focus and are published between January and March, 2015, and all of them have fans among Southern indie booksellers; people who are always looking out for the next great writer who should be on your plate and in your TBR stack. So it is very likely the next time you visit your local Southern indie bookstore, someone will hand you one and say, “You’ve got to read this!”
The 2015 Winter Okra Picks
The Secret Wisdom of the Earth by Christ Scotton
9781455551927 | Grand Central Publishing | 01/06/2015 | 26.00
Hall of Small Mammals: Stories by Thomas Pierce
9781594632525 | Riverhead Books | 01/08/2015 | 27.95
Unbecoming by Rebecca Scherm
9780525427506 | Viking Books | 01/22/2015 | 27.95
Seeds of Freedom: The Peaceful Integration of Huntsville, Alabama by Hester Bass
9780763669195 |Candlewick Press (MA) | 01/27/2015 | 16.99
Miss Hazel and the Rosa Parks League by Jonathan Odell
9781940210049 | Maiden Lane Press | 02/04/2015 | 16.00
My Sunshine Away by M O Walsh
9780399169526 | Putnam Adult | 02/10/2015 | 26.95
Welcome to Braggsville by T. Geronimo Johnson
9780062302120 | William Morrow & Company | 02/17/2015 | 25.99
Sisters of Shiloh by Becky and Kathy Hepinstall
9780544400009 | Houghton Mifflin | 03/03/2015 | 24.00
Mosquitoland by David Arnold
9780451470775 | Viking Children's Books | 03/03/ 2015 | 17.99
A Season of Fear by Brian Freeman
9781623654078 | Quercus | 03/03/2015 | 26.99
Soil by Jamie Kornegay
9781476750811 |Simon & Schuster | 03/10/2015 | 26.00
Blackbird Fly by Erin Entrada Kelly
9780062238610 | Greenwillow Books | 03/24/2015 | 16.99
Okra Picks are chosen every season by Southern Independent Bookstores. For more information visit sibaweb.com/okra.
- Published: 01 January 2015