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{In search of magical ducks.}

In which her ladyship, the editor, receives a request that cannot be ignored, Mr. Mark Childress comes back to Alabama, Ms. Natasha Deon remembers sleeping on the side of the road when her family moved to California, and Mr. David Joy doesn't write books about Appalachia, he writes books about desperation.

June 26, 2016

In This Issue

Lady Banks' Commonplace Book | Read This! | The Pat Conroy Prize | Okra Picks | Book and Author Gossip | Special to the Southern List | Southern Indie Bestsellers | Event Calendar

 

Dearest Readers,

Little Free Library with no magical duck books"Dear library keeper," said the note, written in the laboriously careful script of a child not yet comfortable with this thing call handwriting, "I love the little library. Please add more books for kids. I like stories about magical ducks."

The note was unsigned. It was written on a piece of lined notebook paper with in blue pen, and folded and left in her ladyship's Little Free Library that stands under the live oak tree at the end of her drive way.

It is an request which absolutely must be honored. Her ladyship, the editor, appeals to her readers -- what are your favorite children's books about magical ducks?

Read Independently! And shop local.


her ladyship, the editor

Read Savannah Liane MoriartyTruly, Madly, Guilty

#ReadSavannah! with Liane Moriarty

#ReadSavannah is a ticketed event open to the public, a Readers' Afternoon Delight that will include lunch with authors, panels and other programs to allow readers to meet and mingle with presenting authors.

The Hilton DeSoto Savannah | September 18, 2016 | 12 noon - 5 PM

Register Here


Lady Banks' Pick of the Week


Lady Banks' Commonplace Book


Noteworthy poetry and prose from her ladyship's bedside reading stack.

The Cordoba ConnectionGabriel Cohen drove northeast from Atlanta toward Rabun County, Georgia, the terrain rising from piedmont flat to rolling hills. Behind him weather was building in darkening clouds. He did not believe in life after death, but he imagined his wide Leah sitting at his side. 

During the last week of October, leaves of hardwood trees had begun to turn, igniting a cold flame of russets and gold and every shade of crimson and tan. "Brushstrokes from God's palette," Leah had described it. For the next several weeks, days would become shorter and nights colder, Leah had cherished the changing of seasons in the foothills of lower Appalachia, and because she loved it Gabriel had always condescended to come in autumn, whereas spring was his first choice. "The sweet gum and maples are especially nice this year," he said aloud. "Summer was so dry, I think the trees are giving up foliage earlier than usual."

"How long will you go on killing people, Gabriel?"

:As long as it takes," he said.

--C. Terry Cline, Jr., The Cordoba Connection (Rivers Edge Media, 2016) 9781940595269

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Read This!


Recommended reading from Southern Indie Booksellers

From Quail Ridge Books in Raleigh, North Carolina

Mamie and Tony both loved Brad Watson's new novel Miss Jane (Norton $25.95):

Miss JaneMamie: Brad Watson was one of Nancy’s favorite writers, and after reading Miss Jane, I can see why. The main character, Jane Chisolm, doesn’t succumb to self-pity when faced with a genital birth defect. She faces the accompanying limitations and moves on. Through the support and friendship of her family doctor, Jane lives a full and satisfactory life. Watson uses his beautiful writing to tell us the complex story of this wonderful character. 

Tony: A subtle, yet powerful portrait of an extraordinary character, Miss Jane thrills with some of the most gorgeous prose I have ever encountered. Jane Chisholm is born with a genital defect that, in rural Mississippi in the early 20th century, somewhat limits her prospects for a “normal” life. Populated with lovingly wrought characters, sly humor, and keen observations of the human heart, Watson's novel is a beautiful and rare bird indeed. 

fllight of DreamsFrom René: I knew that the Hindenburg exploded but not much more. In the new novel Flight of Dreams (Doubleday $25.95), Ariel Lawhon takes us back three days before that fateful hour. We meet the passengers and crew (based on actual people on board). This is an engrossing and suspenseful story of these individuals, their secrets and their motivations. Although I knew how this would end, it had me sitting on the edge of my seat! The characters, the plot; everything works for a fascinating reading... and I learned a lot more about the Hindenburg! 

 

Girl Waits with GunFrom Julia: Girl Waits With Gun by Amy Stewart (Mariner $14.95). What a fun book! Set in 1914-15 New Jersey, this story, based on true events, enters the lives of three sisters who are trying to figure out how not to be harassed by the local gangster. This involves kidnapping, carrier pigeons, bricks thrown through the windows and pistol-packin’ dames. The heroine actually ends up becoming one of the first female deputy sheriffs. Take this one to the beach with you! 

More bookseller recommendations

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Okra Picks


A last look at the Spring Picks:

Lies and Other Acts of Love Chasing the North Star Raymie Nightingale The Other WidowJulia Reed's South Over the Plain Houses Redemption Road Lily and Dunkin Highly Illogical Behavior Last Ride to Graceland Field of Graves A Thousand Miles to Nowhere
Okra Picks



The List: The BookBalloon Reading List


First, it was a group of people on Salon.com's "Table Talk."  Then there was the great migration to a community called Readerville. When Readerville shut it's cyber-doors, the community rose again, at BookBalloon.com, where is still drifts high, chattering and nattering about books and life and books.

As a rule, her ladyship, the editor, has dismal success with book clubs. They invariably talk too long about inconsequential matters, too little about books, and almost never about the books her ladyship likes to read. But she has been a member of the BookBalloon community for more than ten years -- long before it was called "BookBalloon" and practically since the Paleozoic era in Internet years.

The group has a page that shows all the books being talked about at any given moment: 

http://bookballoon.com/page/bb-reading-list

Some of them will be familiar to Lady Banks' readers:

Over the Plain Houses Hold Still Shake Loose My Skin Spill Simmer Falter Wither

Others perhaps not so, but maybe they should be. It is the kind of list (and indie friendly!) that can be hard on a book lover's pocketbook.

 

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Book & Author Gossip

Mark Childress comes home

Crazy in AlabamaANC: How would you describe the book to someone who hasn’t read it?

MC: In Alabama 1965, a boy and his brother have to go live with their uncle in his funeral home because his aunt has murdered her husband, cut off his head, and headed for Hollywood to become a movie star. 

 

 

Natasha Deon talks about writing Grace

GraceWhen my parents left Alabama for California in the 70s, they packed lunches, drove during the day and slept on the side of the road at night. My parents were the first in their family to leave the south since the end of American slavery. And even as a child, I wondered, why didn’t they leave before? It was, after all, the site of the crimes. 

 

Blue Ridge Bookfest shuts down

For the past eight years, the Blue Ridge Bookfest has been a cultural fixture of Western North Carolina, and an important thread in our state’s literary tapestry. Unfortunately, in an e-mail sent today by festival organizers, we’ve learned that 2016 was the last year for the festival. “Over the eight years we hosted more than three hundred talented authors and workshop leaders,” organizer Bill Ramsey said. “We will never forget their presentations and their books. Their comments regarding the event were always positive and helpful. We send our thanks to each of them.”

One Place misUnderstood

Where all the Light Tends to GoI don’t write books about Jackson County. Nor do I write books about Appalachia. I write stories about desperation. A fellow writer and friend, Brian Panowich, says I write love stories, and while I don’t necessarily know whether that’s true, I know it’s a lot closer to the truth than to entertain the notion that my stories are snapshots of a region. I write tragedy. I write the types of stories that I like to read; stories where any hint of privilege is stripped away so that all we are left with is the bitter humanity of it, and stories about lives pinballing between extremes because there is nothing outside of sheer survival. Within those extremes, there is gut-busting laughter, heart-wrenching sadness, murderous anger, and lay-down-my life love. That, for me, is the human condition. 

Books and B&B

Old Books on Front Street, Wilmington, N.C., is building a bed-and-breakfast above the store that should open this fall, according to Star News. The B&B is tentatively named the Top Shelf and will consist of one apartment with a full bath and kitchenette and space for up to five people. Managing partner Gwenyfar Rohler told the paper that she borrowed the idea from the Sylvia Beach Hotel, a literary B&B in Newport, Ore.

The Birds of Opulence

Birds of OpulenceWhile Wilkinson does write about powerful themes and events—mental health, gender equality, rape, and more—she does so in a way that sneaks up on the reader. She doesn’t hammer you over the head until you agree with her theories. She slowly rounds out her characters and their lives and it’s simply beautiful the way it comes around. Almost as beautiful as the scenery her readers must envision readers her passages about dawn, sunset, mist, dew, fog, mountains, trees, birds, etc. It’s a novel that based on the happenings to the characters one knows is heading toward an end even though you’d like to keep on reading for many more pages.

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Southern Indie Bestsellers

For the week ending June 19. Books on the Southern Indie Bestseller List that are southern in nature or have been recently recommended by southern indie booksellers.

- The Pat Conroy Southern Book Prize | Okra Pick! - A SIBA Okra Pick 
Printable versions: Hardcover | Paperback | Children.

HARDCOVER FICTION

1. The Girls
Emma Cline, Random House, $27, 9780812998603
2. A Hero of France
Alan Furst, Random House, $27, 9780812996494
3. End of Watch
Stephen King, Scribner, $30, 9781501129742
4. All the Light We Cannot See
Anthony Doerr, Scribner, $27, 9781476746586
5. Before the Fall
Noah Hawley, Grand Central, $26, 9781455561780
6. Sweetbitter
Stephanie Danler, Knopf, $25, 9781101875940
7. All Summer Long
Dorothea Benton Frank, Morrow, $26.99, 9780062390752
8. Barkskins
Annie Proulx, Scribner, $32, 9780743288781
9. The Nest
Cynthia D'Aprix Sweeney, Ecco, $26.99, 9780062414212
10. The Girl on the Train
Paula Hawkins, Riverhead, $26.95, 9781594633669
11. The Nightingale
Kristin Hannah, St. Martin's, $27.99, 9780312577223
12. Everybody's Fool
Richard Russo, Knopf, $27.95, 9780307270641
13. Modern Lovers
Emma Straub, Riverhead, $26, 9781594634673
14. Everyone Brave Is Forgiven
Chris Cleave, S&S, $26.99, 9781501124372
15. The Weekenders
Mary Kay Andrews, St. Martin's, $27.99, 9781250065940

HARDCOVER NONFICTION

1. The View From the Cheap Seats
Neil Gaiman, Morrow, $26.99, 9780062262264
2. Bill O'Reilly's Legends and Lies: The Patriots
David Fisher, Holt, $35, 9781627797894
3. When Breath Becomes Air
Paul Kalanithi, Random House, $25, 9780812988406
4. The Gene
Siddhartha Mukherjee, Scribner, $32, 9781476733500
5. Valiant Ambition
Nathaniel Philbrick, Viking, $30, 9780525426783
6. Grit
Angela Duckworth, Scribner, $28, 9781501111105
7. Seven Brief Lessons on Physics
Carlo Rovelli, Riverhead, $18, 9780399184413
8. But What If We're Wrong?
Chuck Klosterman, Blue Rider, $26, 9780399184123
9. The Rainbow Comes and Goes
Anderson Cooper, Gloria Vanderbilt, Harper, $27.99, 9780062454942
10. Tribe
Sebastian Junger, Twelve, $22, 9781455566389
siba book award finalist11. My Southern Journey: True Stories from the Heart of the South
Rick Bragg, Oxmoor House, $27.95, 9780848746391
12. Between the World and Me
Ta-Nehisi Coates, Spiegel & Grau, $24, 9780812993547
13. The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up
Marie Kondo, Ten Speed Press, $16.99, 9781607747307
14. Being Mortal
Atul Gawande, Metropolitan, $26, 9780805095159
15. Five Presidents
Clint Hill, Lisa McCubbin, Gallery, $28, 9781476794136

TRADE PAPERBACK FICTION

1. Me Before You
Jojo Moyes, Penguin, $16, 9780143109464
2. My Brilliant Friend
Elena Ferrante, Europa Editions, $17, 9781609450786
3. A Man Called Ove
Fredrik Backman, Washington Square Press, $16, 9781476738024
4. The Little Paris Bookshop
Nina George, Broadway, $16, 9780553418798
5. The Sympathizer
Viet Thanh Nguyen, Grove Press, $16, 9780802124944
siba book award finalist6. Go Set a Watchman
Harper Lee, Harper Perennial, $15.99, 9780062409867
7. The Girl in the Spider's Web
David Lagercrantz, Vintage Crime/Black Lizard, $16.95, 9781101872000
8. The Lake House
Kate Morton, Washington Square Press, $17, 9781451649352
9. A Spool of Blue Thread
Anne Tyler, Ballantine, $16, 9780553394399
10. Circling the Sun
Paula McLain, Ballantine, $16, 9780345534200
11. A Little Life
Hanya Yanagihara, Anchor, $17, 9780804172707
12. Bay of Sighs
Nora Roberts, Berkley, $17, 9780425280119
13. The Marriage of Opposites
Alice Hoffman, S&S, $16, 9781451693607
14. In the Unlikely Event
Judy Blume, Vintage, $15.95, 9781101873984
15. Fahrenheit 451
Ray Bradbury, S&S, $15.99, 9781451673319

TRADE PAPERBACK NONFICTION

1. Alexander Hamilton
Ron Chernow, Penguin, $20, 9780143034759
2. The Wright Brothers
David McCullough, S&S, $17, 9781476728759
3. The Boys in the Boat
Daniel James Brown, Penguin, $17, 9780143125471
4. Dead Wake
Erik Larson, Broadway, $17, 9780307408877
5. H Is for Hawk
Helen Macdonald, Grove Press, $16, 9780802124739
6. Modern Romance
Aziz Ansari, Penguin, $17, 9780143109259
7. The Devil in the White City
Erik Larson, Vintage, $16, 9780375725609
8. How to Read Literature Like a Professor
Thomas C. Foster, Harper Perennial, $15.99, 9780062301673
9. I Am Malala
Malala Yousafzai, Back Bay, $16, 9780316322423
10. Barbarian Days
William Finnegan, Penguin, $17, 9780143109396
11. Just Mercy
Bryan Stevenson, Spiegel & Grau, $16, 9780812984965
12. Wreck This Journal
Keri Smith, Perigee, $15, 9780399161940
13. You Are a Badass
Jen Sincero, Running Press, $16, 9780762447695
14. The Oregon Trail
Rinker Buck, S&S, $16.99, 9781451659177
15. The Outward Mindset
The Arbinger Institute, Berrett-Koehler, $16.95, 9781626567153

MASS MARKET

1. A Game of Thrones
George R.R. Martin, Bantam, $9.99, 9780553593716
2. 1984
George Orwell, Signet, $9.99, 9780451524935
3. The Diary of a Young Girl
Anne Frank, Bantam, $7.99, 9780553577129
4. 11/22/63
Stephen King, Pocket, $9.99, 9781501120602
5. To Kill a Mockingbird
Harper Lee, Grand Central, $9.99, 9781455538966
6. Finders Keepers
Stephen King, Pocket, $9.99, 9781501100123
7. Me Before You
Jojo Moyes, Penguin, $9.99, 9780143130154
8. Lord of the Flies
William Golding, Perigee, $9.99, 9780399501487
9. Mr. Mercedes
Stephen King, Pocket, $9.99, 9781501125607
10. Animal Farm
George Orwell, Signet, $9.99, 9780451526342

CHILDREN'S ILLUSTRATED

1. Oh, the Places You'll Go!
Dr. Seuss, Random House, $17.99, 9780679805274
2. Our Great Big Backyard
Laura Bush, Jenna Bush Hager, Jacqueline Rogers (Illus.), Harper, $18.99, 9780062468352
3. Nobody Likes a Goblin
Ben Hatke, First Second, $17.99, 9781626720817
4. Beach Baby
Kate Merritt, Workman, $5.95, 9780761187325
5. Where the Wild Things Are
Maurice Sendak, Harper, $18.99, 9780060254926
6. Gator Dad
Brian Lies, HMH Books for Young Readers, $17.99, 9780544534339
7. Where's Waldo?
Martin Handford, Candlewick, $7.99, 9780763634988
8. Because I'm Your Dad
Ahmet Zappa, Dan Santat (Illus.), Disney/Hyperion, $7.99, 9781484726617
9. Daddies Are Awesome
Meredith Costain, Polona Lovsin (Illus.), Holt, $16.99, 9781627794527
10. The Day the Crayons Quit
Drew Daywalt, Oliver Jeffers (Illus.), Philomel, $17.99, 9780399255373

CHILDREN'S INTEREST

1. The BFG
Roald Dahl, Puffin, $7.99, 9781101997697
2. The Trials of Apollo: The Hidden Oracle
Rick Riordan, Hyperion, $19.99, 9781484732748
3. Wonder
R.J. Palacio, Knopf, $16.99, 9780375869020
4. The Book Thief
Markus Zusak, Knopf, $12.99, 9780385754729
5. Looking for Alaska (Special 10th Anniversary Edition)
John Green, Dutton, $19.99, 9780525428022
6. The Giver
Lois Lowry, Harcourt, $9.99, 9780544340688
7. Roller Girl
Victoria Jamieson, Dial, $12.99, 9780803740167
okra8. Raymie Nightingale
Kate DiCamillo, Candlewick, $16.99, 9780763681173
9. Holes
Louis Sachar, Yearling, $6.99, 9780440419464
10. A Wrinkle in Time
Madeleine L'Engle, Square Fish, $6.99, 9780312367541

CHILDREN'S FICTION SERIES TITLES

1. Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children
Ransom Riggs, Quirk, $10.99, 9781594746031
2. The Last Star: The Final Book of the 5th Wave
Rick Yancey, Putnam, $18.99, 9780399162435
3. The Thank You Book (Elephant & Piggie)
Mo Willems, Disney/Hyperion, $9.99, 9781423178286
4. The 5th Wave
Rick Yancey, Speak, $10.99, 9780147519085
5. Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone
J.K.Rowling, Scholastic, $10.99, 9780590353427
6. Return to the Isle of the Lost: A Descendants Novel
Melissa de la Cruz, Disney/Hyperion, $17.99, 9781484750711
7. The Maze Runner
James Dashner, Delacorte, $10.99, 9780385385206
8. The Lightning Thief (Percy Jackson and the Olympians, Book 1)
Rick Riordan, Hyperion, $7.99, 9781423134947
9. Serafina and the Black Cloak
Robert Beatty, Disney/Hyperion, $7.99, 9781484711873
10. The Mark of Athena (The Heroes of Olympus, Book 3)
Rick Riordan, Hyperion, $9.99, 9781423142003

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Special to the Southern List

Click on a book to purchase from a great indie bookstore! See the full Southern Indie Bestseller list here.

 


Events

Events at Southern Indie Bookstores

authors all around the south!

Abbi Glines - Up in Flames - Gables  (author appearance)
Abbi Glines | 06/29/2016, 08:00 pm | Books & Books Inc | Coral Gables, FL

Diane Swearingen Signs The Smallest Tadpole's War in the Land of Mysterious Waters  (author appearance)
06/29/2016, 10:00 am | Sundog Books | Santa Rosa Beach, FL

Author Wendy Wax  (author appearance)
Wendy Wax | 06/29/2016, 06:00 pm | Writer's Block Bookstore | Winter Park, FL

okraAuthor Event: Julia Franks-Over the Plain Houses  (author appearance)
Julia Franks | 06/29/2016, 07:00 pm | Park Road Books | Charlotte, NC

Timber Hawkeye - Faithfully Religionless  (author appearance)
Timber Hawkeye | 06/29/2016, 07:00 pm | Quail Ridge Books & Music | Raleigh, NC

Jason Morgan Ward- Hanging Bridge  (author appearance)
Jason Morgan Ward | 06/29/2016, 07:00 pm | Regulator Bookshop | Durham, NC

Author event with Pete Catalano author of Artifacts  (author appearance)
Pete Catalano | 06/29/2016, 06:30 pm | Parnassus Books | Nashville, TN

VONA/Voices Faculty Readings - Books & Books, Coral Gables  (other event)
06/30/2016, 07:30 pm | Books & Books Inc | Coral Gables, FL

A Page from the Book Festival presents Emily Giffin  (author appearance)
Emily Giffin | 06/30/2016, 07:30 pm | A Cappella Books | Atlanta, GA

Timber Hawkeye discusses his memoir Faithfully Religionless  (author appearance)
Timber Hawkeye | 06/30/2016, 07:00 pm | Flyleaf Books | Chapel Hill, NC

Author event with Shelly Peiken author of Confessions of a Serial Songwriter  (author appearance)
Shelly Peiken | 06/30/2016, 06:30 pm | Parnassus Books | Nashville, TN

Meet the Author: Carol Willett  (author appearance)
Carol Willett | 07/01/2016, 05:00 pm | Page After Page Bookstore | Elizabeth City

First Friday Author Round Up - Ryan Miller, Robert Maldonado, John Clarke & Linda Knowles  (author appearance)
Linda Sealy | 07/01/2016, 06:00 pm | Page & Palette | Fairhope, AL

Angel Kitts signs Buddy Goes Beachside  (author appearance)
Angel Kitts | 07/01/2016, 06:00 pm | Sundog Books | Santa Rosa Beach, FL

UB at An Evening with Sarah Kay and Mahogany L. Browne  (other event)
07/01/2016, 08:00 pm | Underground Books | Carrollton, GA

Flyleaf Sci-Fi Fantasy Book Club   (book club)
07/01/2016, 08:00 pm | Flyleaf Books | Chapel Hill, NC

TIMBER HAWKEYE  (author appearance)
Timber Hawkeye | 07/01/2016, 07:00 pm | Malaprop's Bookstore/Cafe | Asheville, NC

Bronwen Dickey Author of Pit Bull, Battle Over an American Icon  (author appearance)
Bronwen Dickey | 07/01/2016, 11:00 am | Litchfield Books | Pawleys Island, SC

Meet the Author: Carol Willett  (author appearance)
Carol Willett | 07/02/2016, 10:00 am | Page After Page Bookstore | Elizabeth City

Sallie Powell Signs Free in the Kitchen  (author appearance)
Sallie Powell | 07/02/2016, 09:00 am | Sundog Books | Santa Rosa Beach, FL

Love Your Indie Author/Bookstore Celebration  (other event)
07/02/2016, 10:30 am | Fiction Addiction | Greenville, SC

G. Ray Sullivan - Zen and the Art of Dog Walking  (author appearance)
G. Ray | 07/03/2016, 10:00 am | Sundog Books | Santa Rosa Beach, FL

Young Readers' Book Club: CARTWHEELING IN THUNDERSTORMS by Katherine Rundell  (book club)
07/03/2016, 06:15 pm | Avid Bookshop | Athens, GA

Book Launch celebration1  (author appearance)
Brad Hulsey | 07/04/2016, 04:00 pm | The Book Worm Bookstore | Powder Springs, GA

Book Launch celebration2  (author appearance)
Ryan Manley | 07/04/2016, 04:00 pm | The Book Worm Bookstore | Powder Springs, GA

Han Vance Book Signing  (author appearance)
Han Vance | 07/05/2016, 07:00 pm | A Cappella Books | Atlanta, GA

CURRENT EVENTS BOOK CLUB discusses DARK MONEY  (book club)
07/05/2016, 07:00 pm | Malaprop's Bookstore/Cafe | Asheville, NC

WILD BOOK CLUB discusses H IS FOR HAWK  (book club)
07/05/2016, 07:00 pm | Malaprop's Bookstore/Cafe | Asheville, NC

Susan M. Boyer Launch Party  (author appearance)
Susan M. Boyer | 07/05/2016, 05:30 pm | Fiction Addiction | Greenville, SC

An Evening with Brad Taylor and Special Guest Mark Greaney  (author appearance)
Brad Taylor | 07/05/2016, 06:30 pm | Booksellers at Laurelwood | Memphis, TN

Author event with Victoria Schwab author of This Savage Song  (author appearance)
Victoria Schwab | 07/05/2016, 06:30 pm | Parnassus Books | Nashville, TN

okraAuthor John Gregory Brown: A THOUSAND MILES FROM NOWHERE  (author appearance)
John Gregory | 07/06/2016, 06:30 pm | Avid Bookshop | Athens, GA

ERIK LARS MYERS and SARAH H. FICKE present NORTH CAROLINA CRAFT BEER & BREWERIES  (author appearance)
Eric Myers | 07/06/2016, 07:00 pm | Malaprop's Bookstore/Cafe | Asheville, NC

MALAPROP'S BOOK CLUB discusses THE ELEPHANT'S JOURNEY  (book club)
07/06/2016, 07:00 pm | Malaprop's Bookstore/Cafe | Asheville, NC

Orrin Pilkey and Charles Pilkey  (author appearance)
Orrin Pilkey | 07/06/2016, 07:00 pm | Regulator Bookshop | Durham, NC

Writer Nancy Stancill, Winning Texas  (author appearance)
Nancy Stancill | 07/06/2016, 07:00 pm | Scuppernong Books | Greensboro, NC

D. Gilson  (author appearance)
07/06/2016, 07:00 pm | Hub City Bookshop | Spartanburg, SC

Award-Winning Netherlands Horror Writer Thomas Olde Heuvelt  (author appearance)
Thomas Olde | 07/06/2016, 06:30 pm | Fountain Bookstore | Richmond, VA

Karen Spears Zacharias  (author appearance)
Karen Spears | 07/07/2016, 06:00 pm | Page & Palette | Fairhope, AL

Book Club -- The Readers of Broken Wheel Recommend  (book club)
07/07/2016, 06:00 pm | Copperfish Books, LLC | Punta Gorda, FL

Pat Muth Signs A Title in the Making  (author appearance)
Pat Muth | 07/07/2016, 11:00 am | Sundog Books | Santa Rosa Beach, FL

okraJohn Gregory Brown - A THOUSAND MILES TO NOWHERE  (author appearance)
John Gregory | 07/07/2016, 06:00 pm | Octavia Books | New Orleans, LA

Peter Rizzolo discusses his new novel Judging Laura  (author appearance)
Peter Rizzolo | 07/07/2016, 07:00 pm | Flyleaf Books | Chapel Hill, NC

DANE HUCKELBRIDGE presents THE UNITED STATES OF BEER  (author appearance)
Dane Huckelbridge | 07/07/2016, 07:00 pm | Malaprop's Bookstore/Cafe | Asheville, NC

Author Event: Timber Kawkeye Faithfully Religious  (author appearance)
Timber Hawkeye | 07/07/2016, 07:00 pm | Park Road Books | Charlotte, NC

Elementary Battle of the Books Book Club  (book club)
07/07/2016, 10:00 am | The Country Bookshop | Southern Pines, NC

Middle School Battle of the Books Book Club  (book club)
07/07/2016, 11:00 am | The Country Bookshop | Southern Pines, NC

Jacob Appel & Steve Weddle: In Conversation About the Dark Side of Fiction   (author appearance)
Jacob M. | 07/07/2016, 06:30 pm | Fountain Bookstore | Richmond, VA

Meet the Author: Ashley Terrell  (author appearance)
Ashley Terrell | 07/08/2016, 05:00 pm | Page After Page Bookstore | Elizabeth City

John Hollan Signs Adventures of the Starfish Family  (author appearance)
John Hollan | 07/08/2016, 01:00 pm | Sundog Books | Santa Rosa Beach, FL

Curtis Blanton’s Book of Humdingers  (author appearance)
Curtis Blanton | 07/08/2016, 06:30 pm | City Lights Bookstore | Sylva, NC

Curtis Blanton’s Book of Humdingers  (author appearance)
Curtis Blanton | 07/08/2016, 06:30 pm | City Lights Bookstore | Sylva, NC

Flyleaf YA Book Club discusses Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens  (book club)
07/08/2016, 06:00 pm | Flyleaf Books | Chapel Hill, NC

ESTHER K. SMITH presents MAKING BOOKS WITH KIDS  (author appearance)
Esther K. | 07/08/2016, 11:00 am | Malaprop's Bookstore/Cafe | Asheville, NC

Beatriz Williams Author of A Certain Age  (author appearance)
Beatriz Williams | 07/08/2016, 11:00 am | Litchfield Books | Pawleys Island, SC

Meet the Author: Chris Kohler  (author appearance)
Chris Kohler | 07/09/2016, 10:00 am | Page After Page Bookstore | Elizabeth City

Second Saturday Story Time Saturday July 9, 2016 10:30 AM - 11:15 AM  (other event)
07/09/2016, 10:30 am | Copperfish Books, LLC | Punta Gorda, FL

Kyle Petit Signs 30 Shades of GrAyton!  (author appearance)
Kyle Petit | 07/09/2016, 11:00 am | Sundog Books | Santa Rosa Beach, FL

Super Duper Story Time with Miss Rachel - at ReBlossom  (other event)
07/09/2016, 11:30 am | Avid Bookshop | Athens, GA

Beatriz Williams, A Certain Age  (author appearance)
Beatriz Williams | 07/09/2016, 01:00 pm | FoxTale Book Shoppe | Woodstock, GA

Octavia Books Science Fiction Book Club - THE THREE BODY PROBLEM  (book club)
07/09/2016, 10:30 am | Octavia Books | New Orleans, LA

Shana Smith - Meditations for Moms and Dads: 108 Tips for Parents and Caregivers  (author appearance)
07/09/2016, 03:00 pm | City Lights Bookstore | Sylva, NC

Free Prompt Writing Class with Nancy Peacock  (writers group)
07/09/2016, 10:00 am | Flyleaf Books | Chapel Hill, NC

POETRY ON REQUEST  (other event)
07/09/2016, 03:30 pm | Malaprop's Bookstore/Cafe | Asheville, NC

Children's Storytime with author Veaney McIrvin  (author appearance)
Veaney McIrvin | 07/09/2016, 11:00 am | Scuppernong Books | Greensboro, NC

Ten-Minute Tarot  (other event)
07/09/2016, 06:00 pm | Joe's Place | Greenville, SC

Southern Festival of Books Launch Party  (book festival)
07/09/2016, 05:30 pm | Parnassus Books | Nashville, TN

YA for Not-so-YAs Book Club: TENDER MORSELS by Margo Lanagan  (other event)
07/10/2016, 06:15 pm | Avid Bookshop | Athens, GA

okraHarrison Scott Key  (author appearance)
Harrison Scott Key | 07/10/2016, 07:00 pm | Hub City Bookshop | Spartanburg, SC

MYSTERY BOOK CLUB discusses TEARS OF THE GIRAFFE  (book club)
07/11/2016, 07:00 pm | Malaprop's Bookstore/Cafe | Asheville, NC

Heather Havrilesky - How to Be a Person in the World  (author appearance)
Heather Havrilesky | 07/11/2016, 07:00 pm | Regulator Bookshop | Durham, NC

NC Writers' Network, Open Mic  (other event)
07/11/2016, 07:00 pm | Scuppernong Books | Greensboro, NC

Author event with David Bell author of Since Since She Went Away  (author appearance)
David Bell | 07/11/2016, 06:30 pm | Parnassus Books | Nashville, TN

Social Justice Book Club: DIETLAND by Sarai Walker  (author appearance)
Sarai Walker | 07/12/2016, 08:00 pm | Avid Bookshop | Athens, GA

okraA Thousand Miles from Nowhere by John Gregory Brown  (author appearance)
John Gregory | 07/12/2016, 05:00 pm | Lemuria Books | Jackson, MS

Ace Atkins with THE INNOCENTS  (author appearance)
Ace Atkins | 07/12/2016, 05:00 pm | Square Books | Oxford, MS

Jennie Spallone, Fatal Reaction  (author appearance)
Jennie Spallone | 07/12/2016, 07:00 pm | Scuppernong Books | Greensboro, NC

Dalene Vickery Parker and Linda Jeffords Gilden  (author appearance)
Dalene Vickery | 07/12/2016, 05:00 pm | Hub City Bookshop | Spartanburg, SC

Orville Veron Burton and Eldred E Prince, Jr.  (author appearance)
Orville Veron | 07/12/2016, 11:00 am | Litchfield Books | Pawleys Island, SC

Author event with Emma Straub author of Modern Lovers  (author appearance)
Emma Straub | 07/12/2016, 06:30 pm | Parnassus Books | Nashville, TN

okraJohn Gregory Brown with A THOUSAND MILES FROM NOWHERE & Carrie Brown with THE STARGAZER'S SISTER  (author appearance)
Carrie Brown | 07/13/2016, 05:00 pm | Square Books | Oxford, MS

Erik Lars Myers discusses his guide North Carolina Craft Beer & Breweries, with a free beer tasting  (author appearance)
Erik Lars Myers | 07/13/2016, 07:00 pm | Flyleaf Books | Chapel Hill, NC

Chuck Palahniuk, - Fight Club 2 - Graphic Novel  (author appearance)
Chuck Palahniuk | 07/13/2016, 04:00 pm | Regulator Bookshop | Durham, NC

Author event with Juli Brenning author of Maggi and Milo Make New Friends  (author appearance)
Juli Brenning | 07/13/2016, 06:30 pm | Parnassus Books | Nashville, TN

Undoing Monogamy: Queer Feminist Science with Angie Willey  (author appearance)
Angie Willey | 07/14/2016, 07:30 pm | Charis Books & More | Atlanta, GA

Trials of the Earth Book Celebration  (other event)
07/14/2016, 05:00 pm | Square Books | Oxford, MS

Flyleaf Second Thursday Poetry Reading and Open Mic featuring Bill Blackley and Julie Suk  (other event)
07/14/2016, 07:00 pm | Flyleaf Books | Chapel Hill, NC

Sybil MacBeth signs "Pray and Color"  (author appearance)
Sybil MacBeth | 07/14/2016, 06:30 pm | Booksellers at Laurelwood | Memphis, TN

okraAuthor event with John Gregory Brown in conversation with Lee Boudreaux  (author appearance)
John Gregory | 07/14/2016, 06:30 pm | Parnassus Books | Nashville, TN

Diane Cameron Shares Her Memoir - Never Leave Your Dead: A True Story of War Trauma, Murder, and Madness  (author appearance)
Diane Cameron | 07/14/2016, 06:30 pm | Fountain Bookstore | Richmond, VA

Meet the Author: Shane Wilson  (author appearance)
Shane Wilson | 07/15/2016, 05:30 pm | Page After Page Bookstore | Elizabeth City

Carrie Highley's Memoir  (author appearance)
Carrie Highley | 07/15/2016, 06:30 pm | City Lights Bookstore | Sylva, NC

DAVID LEVITHAN & STEPHANIE PERKINS present You Know Me Well and Summer Days and Summer Nights  (author appearance)
Stephanie Perkins | 07/15/2016, 07:00 pm | Malaprop's Bookstore/Cafe | Asheville, NC

Emily Edwards Author of Bars, Blues, and Booze  (author appearance)
Emily Edwards | 07/15/2016, 11:00 am | Litchfield Books | Pawleys Island, SC

Meet the Author: Adam W. Jones  (author appearance)
Adam W. | 07/16/2016, 10:00 am | Page After Page Bookstore | Elizabeth City

Cynthia Eden  (author appearance)
Cynthia Eden | 07/16/2016, 02:00 pm | Page & Palette | Fairhope, AL

Trudy Nan Boyce, Out of the Blues  (author appearance)
Trudy Nan Boyce | 07/16/2016, 01:00 pm | FoxTale Book Shoppe | Woodstock, GA

Octavia Books Book Club - THE SYMPATHIZER  (book club)
07/16/2016, 10:30 am | Octavia Books | New Orleans, LA

Ashley Terrell Presents Her New Book  (author appearance)
Ashley Terrell | 07/16/2016, 03:00 pm | City Lights Bookstore | Sylva, NC

Author Event: Selah Jessie - 26 Weeks: Lessons in Life, Love and Relationships  (author appearance)
Selah Jessie | 07/16/2016, 02:00 pm | Park Road Books | Charlotte, NC

Sean Patrick Flanery Book Talk & Signing  (author appearance)
Sean Patrick | 07/16/2016, 04:00 pm | Fiction Addiction | Greenville, SC

Cathryn J. Prince signs American Daredevil: The Extraordinary Life of Richard Halliburton, the World's First Celebrity Travel Writer  (author appearance)
Cathryn J. | 07/16/2016, 02:00 pm | Booksellers at Laurelwood | Memphis, TN

Author event with Anna K. Morgan author of Secrets, Lies and Scandals  (author appearance)
Anna K. | 07/16/2016, 02:00 pm | Parnassus Books | Nashville, TN

Paperback Fiction Book Club: AMONG THE TEN THOUSAND THINGS by Julia Pierpont  (book club)
07/17/2016, 06:15 pm | Avid Bookshop | Athens, GA

Writer's Group of the Triad  (writers group)
07/17/2016, 03:00 pm | Scuppernong Books | Greensboro, NC

Cake Tasting and Talk with Caroline Wright!  (author appearance)
Caroline Wright | 07/17/2016, 04:30 pm | Fountain Bookstore | Richmond, VA

Patrick Ryan with THE DREAM LIFE OF ASTRONAUTS  (author appearance)
Patrick Ryan | 07/18/2016, 05:00 pm | Square Books | Oxford, MS

Elizabeth George - A Banquet of Consequences  (author appearance)
Elizabeth George | 07/18/2016, 07:00 pm | Quail Ridge Books & Music | Raleigh, NC

Kevin Lacz  (author appearance)
Kevin Lacz | 07/19/2016, 06:00 pm | Page & Palette | Fairhope, AL

Bill Loehfelm - LET THE DEVIL OUT  (author appearance)
Bill Loehfelm | 07/19/2016, 06:00 pm | Octavia Books | New Orleans, LA

Brad Watson with MISS JANE  (author appearance)
Brad Watson | 07/19/2016, 05:00 pm | Square Books | Oxford, MS

BETH REVIS presents A WORLD WITHOUT YOU in conversation with Alexa Duncan  (author appearance)
07/19/2016, 07:00 pm | Malaprop's Bookstore/Cafe | Asheville, NC

Nicole Cox -Itchy Pig (NH Storytime at Midtown Park)  (author appearance)
Midtown Park) | 07/19/2016, 10:00 am | Quail Ridge Books & Music | Raleigh, NC

Duke Young Writers' Camp, Readings at The Regulator  (writers group)
07/19/2016, 07:00 pm | Regulator Bookshop | Durham, NC

Mary M. Dalton & Laura R. Linder, The Sitcom Reader  (author appearance)
Mary M. | 07/19/2016, 07:00 pm | Scuppernong Books | Greensboro, NC

Donald Ray Pollock signs "The Heavenly Table at Crosstown Arts story booth  (author appearance)
Donald Ray | 07/19/2016, 06:30 pm | Booksellers at Laurelwood | Memphis, TN

The Many Faces of Fantasy with David B. Coe and Jack Heckel  (author appearance)
David B. Coe | 07/19/2016, 06:30 pm | Fountain Bookstore | Richmond, VA

Donald Ray Pollock with THE HEAVENLY TABLE  (author appearance)
Donald Ray | 07/20/2016, 05:00 pm | Square Books | Oxford, MS

Author Event: Hilda Gurdian - Discover Your Path to Success  (author appearance)
Hilda Gurdian | 07/20/2016 | Park Road Books | Charlotte, NC

okraJulia Franks, Over the Plain Houses  (author appearance)
Julia Franks | 07/20/2016, 07:00 pm | Scuppernong Books | Greensboro, NC

Shared Worlds: Nnedi Okorafor and Jeff VanderMeer  (author appearance)
Nnedi Okorafor | 07/20/2016, 06:30 pm | Hub City Bookshop | Spartanburg, SC

Parnassus Book Club - Small Moments with special guest Mary Barrow  (book club)
Mary M. Barrow | 07/20/2016, 06:30 pm | Parnassus Books | Nashville, TN

Mark Landler Book Signing  (author appearance)
Mark Landler | 07/21/2016, 06:30 pm | A Cappella Books | Atlanta, GA

Robert Hamlin with MYSELF AND THE WORLD *At main SB location*  (author appearance)
Robert Hamlin | 07/21/2016 | Square Books | Oxford, MS

Coffee with the Poet Featuring Newton Smith  (other event)
07/21/2016, 10:30 am | City Lights Bookstore | Sylva, NC

Author Event: Charlotte Corbin Barnes - Tom Dooley Files  (author appearance)
Charlotte Corbin | 07/21/2016, 07:00 pm | Park Road Books | Charlotte, NC

okraJulia Franks, Over the Plain Houses  (author appearance)
Julia Franks | 07/21/2016, 07:00 pm | Regulator Bookshop | Durham, NC

Free Book Talk & Signing with J.R. Thornton at Trade Route  (author appearance)
J.R. Thornton | 07/21/2016, 04:00 pm | Fiction Addiction | Greenville, SC

Brad Watson with MISS JANE  (author appearance)
Brad Watson | 07/22/2016, 06:00 pm | Page & Palette | Fairhope, AL

Julia Franks Author of Over The Plain Houses  (author appearance)
Julia Franks | 07/22/2016, 11:00 am | Litchfield Books | Pawleys Island, SC

Joseph Finder  (author appearance)
Joseph Finder | 07/23/2016, 05:00 pm | Page & Palette | Fairhope, AL

Jane Green, Falling: A Love Story  (author appearance)
Jane Green | 07/23/2016, 01:00 pm | FoxTale Book Shoppe | Woodstock, GA

Sheila Grinell - Appetite  (author appearance)
Sheila Grinell | 07/23/2016, 02:00 pm | Tall Tales Book Shop, Inc. | Atlanta, GA

Tyler Cook Presents His New Fantasy Novel  (author appearance)
Tyler Cook | 07/23/2016, 03:00 pm | City Lights Bookstore | Sylva, NC

WILL FREY presents EASE INTO FREEDOM  (author appearance)
Will Frey | 07/23/2016, 07:00 pm | Malaprop's Bookstore/Cafe | Asheville, NC

WILL FREY presents EASE INTO FREEDOM  (author appearance)
Will Frey | 07/23/2016, 07:00 pm | Malaprop's Bookstore/Cafe | Asheville, NC

Author Event: Ericka Spradley- 30 Min. Career Coach  (author appearance)
Ericka Spradley | 07/23/2016, 11:00 am | Park Road Books | Charlotte, NC

Adam Jones: Fate Ball  (author appearance)
Adam Jones | 07/23/2016, 04:00 pm | The Country Bookshop | Southern Pines, NC

New & Notable Book Club: BOY ERASED by Garrard Conley  (book club)
07/24/2016, 06:15 pm | Avid Bookshop | Athens, GA

HOW I BECAME A PIRATE Pre-Performance Warm-Up  (other event)
07/24/2016, 03:00 pm | Malaprop's Bookstore/Cafe | Asheville, NC

Classics Book Club: MIDDLEMARCH by George Eliot  (book club)
07/25/2016, 06:15 pm | Avid Bookshop | Athens, GA

Ace Atkins signs The Innocents  (author appearance)
Ace Atkins | 07/25/2016, 06:30 pm | Booksellers at Laurelwood | Memphis, TN

Parnassus Classics Club - Heart of Darkness  (book club)
07/25/2016, 10:00 am | Parnassus Books | Nashville, TN

Kidliterate Book Club Reads Dominic by William Steig  (book club)
07/26/2016, 07:00 pm | Charis Books & More | Atlanta, GA

Author Event: James Rosebuch - True Reagan  (author appearance)
James Rosebuch | 07/26/2016, 07:00 pm | Park Road Books | Charlotte, NC

Shared Worlds: Tobias Buckell, Julia Elliott, Leah Thomas, Nathan Ballingrud, and Terra Elan McVoy  (author appearance)
Tobias Buckell | 07/26/2016, 06:30 pm | Hub City Bookshop | Spartanburg, SC

Morgan Matson signs The Unexpected Everything  (author appearance)
Morgan Matson | 07/26/2016, 06:30 pm | Booksellers at Laurelwood | Memphis, TN

NYT Bestseller John Hart at Reveille UMC Book Review  (author appearance)
John Hart | 07/26/2016, 10:30 am | Fountain Bookstore | Richmond, VA

ERICA WESTLY presents FASTPITCH  (author appearance)
Erica Westly | 07/27/2016, 07:00 pm | Malaprop's Bookstore/Cafe | Asheville, NC

An Evening of Mystery with Wendy Sand Eckel, author of Death at the Day Lily Cafe  (author appearance)
Wendy Sand | 07/27/2016, 08:00 pm | Fountain Bookstore | Richmond, VA

Jeanie Thompson  (author appearance)
Jeanie Thompson | 07/28/2016, 06:00 pm | Page & Palette | Fairhope, AL

WORKS IN TRANSLATION BOOK CLUB discusses WAR, SO MUCH WAR  (book club)
07/28/2016, 07:00 pm | Malaprop's Bookstore/Cafe | Asheville, NC

Triad Storytellers Exchange: Story Slam  (other event)
07/28/2016, 07:00 pm | Scuppernong Books | Greensboro, NC

Jeff VanderMeer and Thomas Olde Heuvelt  (author appearance)
Jeff Vandermeer | 07/28/2016, 05:00 pm | Hub City Bookshop | Spartanburg, SC

Odie Lindsey signs We Come to Our Senses  (author appearance)
Odie Lindsey | 07/28/2016, 06:30 pm | Booksellers at Laurelwood | Memphis, TN

What's Going On In YA These Days? With Five Authors In Discussion!   (author appearance)
Megan Shepherd | 07/28/2016, 06:30 pm | Fountain Bookstore | Richmond, VA

Byron Motley Book Signing  (author appearance)
Byron Motley | 07/29/2016, 07:00 pm | A Cappella Books | Atlanta, GA

West Fraser Author of Painting the Southern Coast  (author appearance)
West Fraser | 07/29/2016, 11:00 am | Litchfield Books | Pawleys Island, SC

Harry Potter Ministry Ball  (other event)
07/30/2016, 10:00 am | Horton's Books & Gifts | Carrollton, GA

Harry Potter Magical Midnight Release Party  (other event)
07/30/2016, 10:00 pm | Square Books | Oxford, MS

Bob Mustin Presents New Short Story Collection  (author appearance)
Bob Mustin | 07/30/2016, 03:00 pm | City Lights Bookstore | Sylva, NC

Harry Potter and The Cursed Child Midnight Release Party  (other event)
07/30/2016, 10:00 pm | Flyleaf Books | Chapel Hill, NC

SHARED WORLDS reading & signing  (author appearance)
Nathan Ballingrud | 07/30/2016, 05:00 pm | Malaprop's Bookstore/Cafe | Asheville, NC

HARRY POTTER AND THE CURSED CHILD launch party & midnight release!  (other event)
07/30/2016, 08:00 pm | Malaprop's Bookstore/Cafe | Asheville, NC

Author Event: Catherine Pike Plough - The Blu Phenomenon  (author appearance)
Catherine Pike | 07/30/2016, 11:00 am | Park Road Books | Charlotte, NC

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child Parts One and Two - Release Party  (other event)
07/30/2016, 10:00 pm | Quail Ridge Books & Music | Raleigh, NC

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child -- RELEASE PARTY!  (other event)
07/30/2016, 11:30 pm | Regulator Bookshop | Durham, NC

Kyle T. Webster, Please Say Please!  (author appearance)
Kyle T. | 07/30/2016, 11:00 am | Scuppernong Books | Greensboro, NC

Penny Parsons - Foggy Mountain Troubadour with live music  (author appearance)
Penny Parsons | 07/31/2016, 02:00 pm | Quail Ridge Books & Music | Raleigh, NC

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