Lady Banks

On talking behind the backs of your customers

{On talking behind the backs of your customers}

In which her ladyship, the editor wonders why only April gets the pleasure of being Poetry Month, the booksellers at Avid Bookshop admit they talk about their customers behind their backs (but they say the very nicest things), and Ms. Ann B. Ross admits that Miss Julia has, well, taken over.

April 6, 2014

Dear readers,

Why is it that only April gets to be “Poetry Month”? I feel bad for May, and July, and November. Poetry happens constantly, in sudden, unexpected moments of revelation or quiet periods of contemplation, or moments of overwhelming sorry or joy. It is hardly a thing to be scheduled, and  it doesn’t seem fair to confine it to the one month--especially when we are also all so distracted planting our peas and potatoes, emerging from our houses after an interminable winter to blink in the warm sun, and breathe the air, and sneeze from the pollen that coats everything in a fine greasy yellow dust. Pollen is the enemy of poetry.

In the recommended reading section this week is the list of finalists for the SIBA Book Award in the Poetry category. Have you read any of them? All of them? Her Ladyship, the editor, is fond of the poetry of Ms. Cathy Smith Bowers, and Mr. Joseph Bathanti. But Jillian Weise and Angela Kelly were new names to her.

My Grandmother’s New Piano

Her coal-singed hands drew music like
a poultice from
its keys where in
her weathered house

all else looked shabby now, Yours when
I’m gone
, she said.
I like to think,
in that one month

before the collectors came, her
fingers had to
beg her hands
to let them rest.

--Cathy Smith Bowers, from A Book of Minutes (Iris Press) 0916078582

Read independently. And shop local.

her ladyship, the editor

Lady Banks' Pick of the Week

Lady Banks' Commonplace Book

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

The Whiskey BaronIn the clearing between the woods and the house, the cornstalks clacked together in the wind. The pulse of crickets in the field sounded like a coming plague. Old Testament times. He carried the shovel to the barn and hung it on the wall where he’d found it hours ago. Blood from his shoulder had soaked everything--his arms, his pants, the shovel--but each scoop of soil had brushed off the blood until the shovel was dry dirt and rust and nothing else. The sticky black dirt on his hands clawed its way up his arms like the loose braches of a hickory in winter, so that he looked like he’d been wrestling with Satan himself. Which he might as well have been.
He grabbed his shirt from the peghook in the barn and walked--briskly, but not running, there as no need to run yet--to the front of the house, where the widow sat on the porch swing, rocking slowly, her gray eyes cast toward the shadow of the hills to the west. A lamp burned softly inside the window beside her. Thunder rumbled in the distance, and then heat lightning set fire to the sky, followed by more thunder. Cicadas hissed in the summer air. He kissed her cracked lips, took in the puffs under her eyes, her worn-out brittle hair, and said, “It’s done.”

--Jon Sealy, The Whiskey Baron (Hub City Press, 2014) 9781891885747

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Book & Author Gossip

Under MagnoliaokraSouthern roots pull writer back home

She tells of growing up (in the 1940s and '50s) with hard-drinking parents who were devastatingly attractive, dysfunctional (at about the same level as most Southern parents who become the stuff of memoirs), and stuck in time and culture.

Unpredictable and sometimes explosive, her parents seemed willing to let their acutely observant, headstrong daughter mature in her own ways, as long as she caused no public embarrassment. 9780307885913


What makes a South Carolina writer?

South Carolina Encyclopedia Guide to South Carolina WritersWhat makes a South Carolina writer? Does that mean a writer who lives here, was born here, or made their name here? The 128 writers who make up the new South Carolina Encyclopedia Guide to South Carolina Writers, recently published by the University of South Carolina Press, have lived and worked all over the world, and some have dual residencies. 9781611173475




The Weight of Blood

The Weight of BloodI’ve spent quite a bit of time in the Missouri Ozarks, having kin there, and had never before considered it a particularly spooky or rife-with-secrets kind of place. Bats, yes. Batty, not so much — certainly not on a scale with, say, Stephen King’s Maine or William Faulkner’s Mississippi. Consider me corrected. 9780812995206





Local reader, local writer

East Jesus SouthI have been a great fan of the author T. R. Pearson since 1989, when I bought a copy of his book, “A Short History of a Small Place.” Over the years, as he wrote new books, I added them to my library and have read them over and over. What great characters he brings to us, many relatable, and with unexpected side-splitting laughs. The rest of my family soon realized I was on to a good thing and have also enjoyed his books. During his early writing years, he was living in Carroll County. I often wanted to try to contact him to let him know how much we enjoyed his style of writing, but I decided not to intrude on his privacy. 9780615965604

Many Rivers to Cross wins Jesse Jones Award

Many Rivers to CrossThomas Zigal just joined the list of notable authors — from Jesmyn Ward to Sheri Fink — who have won big prizes for Katrina-themed books. His 2013 novel, "Many Rivers to Cross," has received the Texas Institute of Letters' Jesse Jones Award for Fiction — an honor with regional appeal, but a very distinguished list of past winners, including Larry McMurtry, Cormac McCarthy and Katherine Anne Porter. 9780875655697




SalvageI loved how different Salvage is. It is refreshing and it deals with a lot of heavy issues. Out of the norm is the best way to describe Salvage. Ava is this barely there girl who does as she is said to do because she lives in this male dominated world aboard the Parastrata. In there the males are encouraged, and even expected, to take multiple wives, they get the coolest jobs (technological jobs for the most part), and they get to just be without looking over their shoulders. Ava buys into all of this of course, she was raised on the principles, but once she makes her escape and starts to learn about the real world her believes change right along with her. In Salvage there is a lot of character development that's for sure. I guess Ava is, at the end of the day, someone you learn to respect and really care for. 9780062220141

The Maid’s Version

The Maid'sVersionIn The Maid’s Version, Daniel Woodrell combines fascinating character sketches of a variety of Midwestern personalities with a gripping mystery. The family history of the Dunahew’s and the lives of a series of characters in the Missouri town of West Table are examined and defined by the explosion at a local dance hall which leaves forty two people dead and many scarred. As Woodrell depicts the lives of people who populate the town and who are affected by the tragedy, we are introduced to a host of odd, common, and suspicious characters. The more we learn about the explosion, the more the mystery surrounding it looks like a cover-up. 9780316205856

okraMiss Julia takes over

Miss Julia's Marvelous MakeoverI had no idea of doing a series when I wrote the first book, “Miss Julia Speaks Her Mind.” In fact, I thought I’d said all I had to say about those characters in that book and approached the writing of more Miss Julia books with fear and trembling in case I couldn’t think of anything for them to do. Yet, each time I’ve started a book — often with nothing in particular in mind — the characters themselves begin to move the story. 9780670026111

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STARS Authors: Meet Anne Barnhill

STARSWhat are "STARS" authors? These are authors listing in the Southern Traveling Authors Registration Service--a directory of authors who live in, or are traveling in the South and are interested in meeting with book clubs, civic groups, classrooms, and readers of all kinds. The STARS directory is brought to you by Southern Indie Booksellers, who want to connect readers with their favorite writers.

Rose Senehi

Rose SenehiDEE PHELPS is an alumnus of The University of Pittsburgh and Wharton School of Nursing. Her family passed down, through generations, tales of life on a Lowcountry cotton and indigo plantation, once owning a Plantation near Beaufort, South Carolina. From those fascinating and sometimes harrowing stories, Dee wrote The Disappointment Room. She is the author of the children’s book, The Flower in the Thickets written under the pen name, Marcella Miller, has written numerous International travel articles for National magazines and was a surgical nurse for over twenty five years. She lives in Beaufort, South Carolina near her three grown sons and five grandchildren.

Request Rose for a book club or event

Rose's Profile Page on STARS

Dancing on the RocksDancing on the Rocks

Simmering beneath the skin and hiding around every corner are a family’s painful memories of a child who disappeared in the middle of the night 30 years ago.

Following her mother’s motorcycle accident, Georgie Haydock returns to the mountain tourist town at the foot of Chimney Rock State Park. But the summer is full of turmoil. As Georgie tries to perform her nursing duties, her mother thrashes in her bed, insisting that the strange woman stalking her store downstairs is Georgie’s missing sister. Meanwhile, Georgie aches to reunite with her childhood sweetheart, but she’s too ashamed of the guilt that drove her away 15 years earlier. For his part, Ron Elliott, the state park’s naturalist, doesn’t care what Georgie did all those years back. She’s the one creature he’s always yearned to possess.
Dancing on Rocks weaves through the network of memories, secrets, and mutual dependencies holding together Chimney Rock, an isolated community of 112 people tucked into Hickory Nut Gorge. Thousands of visitors stream through the tourist destination every week. But in reality, the people in the town have only each other.

See the full list of authors in the STARS Program online here and find the authors touring in your area here

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Bookstore Gossip

The Quivering Pen on Avid Bookshop

The first thing you should know about Avid Bookshop is that its booksellers like to talk about you behind your back.  

“I have a confession to make,” owner Janet Geddis told me in an email.  “More often than not, when a customer leaves the store we say something about him or her the moment he/she has left.  You know what it is we say?  ‘I love her.’  ‘I love him.’  ‘I love them.’  ‘That kid is the best.’  I wholeheartedly believe our customers are the best in all the land, and I sure do hope that other bookstore owners feel the exact same way.”

Little Shop of Stories to judge National Book Award Young People’s category

April 1st is the start of the National Book Award process for 2014. Publishers can begin submitting books for consideration and the National Book Foundation, which administers these awards, announced their list of judges this morning. National Book Awards are given in four categories: Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, and Young People's Literature. The majority of judges are accomplished writers within their genre, but the Foundation decided to open the decision process last year to include other experts.  This year's list is available here.

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Lady Banks' {Book} Trailer Park:
The Charleston Academy of Domestic Pursuits

The Charleston Academy of Domestic Pursuits

Charleston Academy of Domestic PursuitsNestled deep in the South is a tiny Academy that teaches classes in the most important subject in the world: the domestic arts. The Academy's unique curriculum includes everything from cocktail-party etiquette to business entertaining, dealing with household guests, and cooking for the holidays. Here, after a little gentle instruction from Deans Pollak and Manigault, interspersed with plenty of humor, students find they are living healthier, having stronger ties to friends and family, and using their houses to branch out in ways they never dreamed possible. Since not everyone can get to their sold-out classes in Charleston, the Deans are now offering this book so happier living can be within everyone's grasp, not just the select few.

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Read This! Okra Picks & Recommended Reading from Southern Booksellers

Okra Picks

From the Okra Picks

The Whiskey Baron
By Jon Sealy

Whiskey BaronLate one night at the end of a scorching summer, a phone call rouses Sheriff Furman Chambers out of bed. Two men have been shot dead on Highway 9 in front of the Hillside Inn, a one-time boardinghouse that is now just a front for Larthan Tull's liquor business. When Sheriff Chambers arrives to investigate, witnesses say a man named Mary Jane Hopewell walked into the tavern, dragged two of Tull's runners into the street, and laid them out with a shotgun. Sheriff Chambers's investigation leads him into the Bell village, where Mary Jane's family lives a quiet, hardscrabble life of working in the cotton mill. While the weary sheriff digs into the mystery and confronts the county's underground liquor operation, the whiskey baron himself is looking for vengeance. Mary Jane has gotten in the way of his business, and you don't do that to Larthan Tull and get away with it.

Hailed as a "grand new talent" (Bret Lott) and a "significant new voice in Southern fiction" (Ron Rash), Jon Sealy has written a haunting debut novel. With its unforgettable characters and evocative setting, "The Whiskey Baron" is a gripping drama about family ties and bad choices, about the folly of power and the limitations of the law.

More Okra Picks!

Read This! Recommendations from Southern Indie Booksellers

Poetry Books from the 2014 SIBA Book Award Long List:

The Book of Goodbyes   
Jillian Weise  
BOA Editions Ltd. 9781938160141

Collected Poems of Cathy Smith Bowers 
Cathy Bowers              
Press 53 9781935708940

Joseph Bathanti             
Mercer 9780881464702

Voodoo for the Other Woman    
Angela Kelly     
Hub City Press 9781891885228

The Book of Goodbyes The Collected Poems of Cathy Smith Bowers Concertina Voodoo for the Other Woman

More recommended reading from southern bookstores

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Southern Indie Bestsellers

For the week ending Marchv30, 2014. Books on the Southern Indie Bestseller List that are southern in nature or have been recently recommended by southern indie booksellers.

- A STARS Author | Okra Pick! - A SIBA Okra Pick 
Titles in red are SIBA Book Award winners and finalists!
Printable versions: Hardcover | Paperback | Children.


1. The Goldfinch
Donna Tartt, Little Brown, $30, 9780316055437
okra2. The Invention of Wings
Sue Monk Kidd, Viking, $27.95, 9780670024780

3. Missing You
Harlan Coben, Dutton, $27.95, 9780525953494
4. The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry
Gabrielle Zevin, Algonquin, $24.95, 9781616203214
5. Still Life With Bread Crumbs
Anna Quindlen, Random House, $26, 9781400065752
6. Sycamore Row
John Grisham, Doubleday, $28.95, 9780385537131
7. The Husband's Secret
Liane Moriarty, Amy Einhorn Books, $25.95, 9780399159343
okra8. This Dark Road to Mercy
Wiley Cash, Morrow, $25.99, 9780062088253

9. NYPD Red 2
James Patterson, Marshall Karp, Little Brown, $28, 9780316211239
10. The Museum of Extraordinary Things
Alice Hoffman, Scribner, $27.99, 9781451693560
11. Bone Deep
Randy Wayne White, Putnam Adult, $26.95, 9780399158131
12. The Martian
Andy Weir, Crown, $24, 9780804139021
13. Bark
Lorrie Moore, Knopf, $24.95, 9780307594136
14. Be Careful What You Wish for
Jeffrey Archer, St. Martin's, $27.99, 9781250034489
15. The Signature of All Things
Elizabeth Gilbert, Viking, $28.95, 9780670024858


1. Thrive: The Third Metric to Redefining Success and Creating a Life of Well-Being, Wisdom, and Wonder
Arianna Huffington, Harmony, $26, 9780804140843
2. A Call to Action: Women, Religion, Violence, and Power
Jimmy Carter, S&S, $28, 9781476773957
3. 10% Happier
Dan Harris, It Books, $25.99, 9780062265425
4. Uganda Be Kidding Me
Chelsea Handler, Grand Central, $27, 9781455599738
5. Everything I Need to Know I Learned From a Little Golden Book
Diane Muldrow, Golden Books, $9.99, 9780307977618
6. Things That Matter
Charles Krauthammer, Crown Forum, $28, 9780385349178
7. The Southerner's Handbook: A Guide to Living the Good Life
Garden & Gun Magazine, HarperWave, $27.99, 9780062242389
8. Grain Brain
David Perlmutter, Little Brown, $27, 9780316234801
9. How Jesus Became God: From Good Teacher to Divine Savior
Bart D. Ehrman, HarperOne, $27.99, 9780061778186
10. William Shakespeare's The Empire Striketh Back
Ian Doescher, Quirk, $14.95, 9781594747151
11. The Future of the Mind
Michio Kaku, Doubleday, $28.95, 9780385530828
12. How About Never--Is Never Good for You?: My Life in Cartoons
Bob Mankoff, Holt, $32.50, 9780805095906
13. The Death of Santini
Pat Conroy, Nan A. Talese, $28.95, 9780385530903
14. The Boys in the Boat
Daniel James Brown, Viking, $28.95, 9780670025817
15. Killing Jesus
Bill O'Reilly, Martin Dugard, Holt, $28, 9780805098549


1. The Interestings
Meg Wolitzer, Riverhead, $17, 9781594632341
2. Me Before You
Jojo Moyes, Penguin, $16, 9780143124542
3. Life After Life
Kate Atkinson, Back Bay, $18, 9780316176491
4. Where'd You Go, Bernadette
Maria Semple, Back Bay, $14.99, 9780316204262
5. Americanah Chimamanda
Ngozi Adichie, Anchor, $15.95, 9780307455925
6. Cockroaches
Jo Nesbo, Vintage, $14.95, 9780345807151
7. The Aviator's Wife
Melanie Benjamin, Bantam, $15, 9780345528681
8. Orphan Train
Christina Baker Kline, Morrow, $14.99, 9780061950728
9. Beautiful Ruins
Jess Walter, Harper Perennial, $15.99, 9780061928178
10. A Tale for the Time Being
Ruth Ozeki, Penguin, $16, 9780143124870
okra11. A Land More Kind Than Home
Wiley Cash, Morrow, $14.99, 9780062088239

12. The Light Between Oceans
M.L. Stedman, Scribner, $16, 9781451681758
13. The Art Forger
B.A. Shapiro, Algonquin, $14.95, 9781616203160
14. The Expats
Christopher Pavone, Broadway, $15, 9780770435721
okra15. Z
Therese Anne Fowler, St. Martin's Griffin, $15.99, 9781250028662


1. The Girls of Atomic City
Denise Kiernan, Touchstone, $16, 9781451617535
2. Show Your Work!
Austin Kleon, Workman, $11.95, 9780761178972
3. Wild
Cheryl Strayed, Vintage, $15.95, 9780307476074
4. Proof of Heaven
Eben Alexander, M.D., S&S, $15.99, 9781451695199
5. Orange Is the New Black
Piper Kerman, Spiegel & Grau, $16, 9780812986181
6. Steal Like an Artist
Austin Kleon, Workman, $10.95, 9780761169253
7. The Plantagenets: The Warrior Kings and Queens Who Made England
Dan Jones, Penguin, $18, 9780143124924
8. The Unwinding
George Packer, FSG, $16, 9780374534608
9. Dance of the Reptiles
Carl Hiaasen, Vintage, $15.95, 9780345807021
10. The Monuments Men
Robert M. Edsel, Back Bay, $17, 9780316240055
11. Unfathomable City: A New Orleans Atlas
Rebecca Solnit, Rebecca Snedeker, University of California Press, $29.95, 9780520274044
12. Quiet
Susan Cain, Broadway, $16, 9780307352156
13. Brain on Fire
Susannah Cahalan, S&S, $16, 9781451621389
14. Hyperbole and a Half
Allie Brosh, Touchstone, $17.99, 9781451666175
15. Outliers
Malcolm Gladwell, Back Bay, $16.99, 9780316017930


1. To Kill a Mockingbird
Harper Lee, Grand Central, $7.99, 9780446310789
2. 1984
George Orwell, Signet, $9.99, 9780451524935
3. The English Girl
Daniel Silva, Harper, $9.99, 9780062073181
4. A Game of Thrones
George R.R. Martin, Bantam, $9.99, 9780553593716
5. A Dance With Dragons
George R.R. Martin, Bantam, $9.99, 9780553582017
6. A Clash of Kings
George R.R. Martin, Bantam, $9.99, 9780345535429
7. The Heist
Janet Evanovich, Lee Goldberg, Bantam, $8.99, 9780345543059
8. Slaughterhouse-Five
Kurt Vonnegut, Laurel Leaf, $7.99, 9780440180296
9. The Catcher in the Rye
J.D. Salinger, Little Brown, $6.99, 9780316769488
10. A Feast for Crows
George R.R. Martin, Bantam, $9.99, 9780553582024


1. Pete the Cat: Big Easter Adventure
Kimberly Dean, James Dean, Harper, $9.99, 9780062198679
2. The Day the Crayons Quit
Drew Daywalt, Oliver Jeffers (Illus.), Philomel, $17.99, 9780399255373
3. Pat the Bunny
Dorothy Kunhardt, Golden, $9.99, 9780307120007
4. Frozen (Little Golden Book)
Victoria Saxon, Grace Lee (Illus.), Random House/Disney, $3.99, 9780736430517
5. Goodnight Moon
Margaret Wise Brown, Clement Hurd (Illus.), Harper, $8.99, 9780694003617
6. On the Night You Were Born
Nancy Tillman, Feiwel & Friends, $7.99, 9780312601553
7. Locomotive
Brian Floca, Atheneum, $17.99, 9781416994152
8. Where the Wild Things Are
Maurice Sendak, Harper, $18.99, 9780060254926
9. God Gave Us Easter
Lisa Tawn Bergren, Laura J. Bryant (Illus.), Waterbrook Press, $10.99, 9780307730725
10. Good Night, Gorilla
Peggy Rathmann, Putnam, $7.99, 9780399230035


1. The Fault in Our Stars
John Green, Dutton, $17.99, 9780525478812
2. Looking for Alaska
John Green, Speak, $9.99, 9780142402511
3. The Book Thief
Markus Zusak, Knopf, $12.99, 9780385754729
4. Paper Towns
John Green, Speak, $9.99, 9780142414934
5. Will Grayson, Will Grayson
John Green, David Levithan, Speak, $9.99, 9780142418475
6. Eleanor & Park
Rainbow Rowell, St. Martin's Griffin, $18.99, 9781250012579
7. Minecraft: Redstone
Handbook Scholastic, $7.99, 9780545685153
okra8. The Ghosts of Tupelo Landing
Sheila Turnage, Kathy Dawson Books, $16.99, 9780803736719

9. Flora and Ulysses: The Illuminated Adventures
Kate DiCamillo, K.G. Campbell (Illus.), Candlewick, $17.99, 9780763660406
10. Rush Revere and the First Patriots
Rush Limbaugh, Threshold Editions, $19.99, 9781476755885


1. Divergent
Veronica Roth, Katherine Tegen Books, $9.99, 9780062289858
2. Insurgent (Divergent, #2)
Veronica Roth, Katherine Tegen Books, $17.99, 9780062024046
3. Allegiant (Divergent, #3)
Veronica Roth, Katherine Tegen Books, $19.99, 9780062024060
4. The Maze Runner
James Dashner, Delacorte, $9.99, 9780385737951
5. Princess Labelmaker to the Rescue! (An Origami Yoda Book)
Tom Angleberger, Amulet, $13.95, 9781419710520
6. Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Hard Luck
Jeff Kinney, Amulet, $13.95, 9781419711329
7. Frozen: A Tale of Two Sisters (Step Into Reading Series)
Melissa Lagonegro, Maria Elena Naggi (Illus.), Random House/Disney, $3.99, 9780736431200
8. Big Nate: In the Zone
Lincoln Peirce, Harper, $13.99, 9780061996658
9. Timmy Failure: Now Look What You've Done
Stephan Pastis, Candlewick, $14.99, 9780763660512
10. Mockingjay (The Final Book of the Hunger Games)
Suzanne Collins, Scholastic, $12.99, 9780545663267

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In This Issue

Special to the Southern List

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

Sycamore Row
This Dark Road to Mercy
NYPD Red 2
Bone Deep
Be Careful What You Wish for
The Signature of All Things
Things That Matter
The Southerner's Handbook: A Guide to Living the Good Life
How Jesus Became God: From Good Teacher to Divine Savior
The Death of Santini
Killing Jesus
A Land More Kind Than Home
The Light Between Oceans
The Art Forger
The Expats
Steal Like an Artist
Dance of the Reptiles
Unfathomable City: A New Orleans Atlas
Brain on Fire
The English Girl
The Heist
God Gave Us Easter
The Ghosts of Tupelo Landing



Events at Southen Indie Bookstores 

Ricardo Pau-Llosa - Man   (author appearance)
Ricardo Pau-Llosa
04/10/2014, 08:00 pm
Books & Books Inc.

Roy Hoffman  (author appearance)
Roy Hoffman
04/10/2014, 06:00 pm
Page & Palette
Fairhope, AL

Cousin Vinny with The Devil's Glove  (author appearance)
Cousin Vinny
04/10/2014, 07:00 pm
Inkwood Books
Tampa, FL

Ellen Griffith Spears at the Auburn Ave. Research Library  (author appearance)
Ellen Griffith Spears
04/10/2014, 07:00 pm
Charis Books & More
Atlanta, GA

Zachary Lazar: I Pity the Poor Immigrant  (author appearance)
Zachary Lazar
04/10/2014, 06:00 pm
Garden District Book Shop
New Orleans, LA

George Mitchell signs MISSISSIPPI HILL COUNTRY BLUES 1967  (author appearance)
George Mitchell
04/10/2014, 06:00 pm
Square Books
Oxford, MS

okraFrances Mayes signs UNDER MAGNOLIA  (author appearance)
Francis Mayes
04/10/2014, 06:00 pm
Square Books
Oxford, MS

Dane Huckelbridge discusses his book Bourbon: A History of the American Spirit, with a bourbon tasting at The Crunkleton (ticketed event)  (author appearance)
Dane Huckelbridge
04/10/2014, 07:00 pm
Flyleaf Books
Chapel Hill, NC

Flyleaf Second Thursday Poetry Reading & Open Mic  (other event)
04/10/2014, 07:00 pm
Flyleaf Books
Chapel Hill, NC

NEW WORLDS YA PANEL  (author appearance)
Megan Shepherd
04/10/2014, 07:00 pm
Malaprop's Bookstore/Cafe
Asheville, NC

Author event with Jovan Haye, author of Bigger Than Me  (author appearance)
Jovan Haye
04/10/2014, 06:30 pm
Parnassus Books
Nashville, TN

Blake Bailey Discussion and Book Signing   (author appearance)
Blake Bailey
04/10/2014, 07:00 pm
Prince Books
Norfolk, VA

Blake Bailey- The Splendid Things We Planned   (author appearance)
Blake Bailey
04/10/2014, 07:00 pm
Prince Books
Norfolk, VA

Meet Local Author G. Derek Adams  (author appearance)
G. Derek Adams
04/11/2014, 03:00 pm
Avid Bookshop
Athens, GA

okraFrances Mayes: Under Magnolia  (author appearance)
Frances Mayes
04/11/2014, 06:00 pm
Garden District Book Shop
New Orleans, LA

okraSHEILA TURNAGE READING & SIGNING  (author appearance)
Sheila Turnage
04/11/2014, 07:00 pm
Malaprop's Bookstore/Cafe
Asheville, NC

John Maass  (author appearance)
John Maass
04/11/2014, 07:00 pm
Regulator Bookshop
durham, NC

Dane Huckelbridge signs BOURBON: A HISTORY OF THE AMERICAN SPIRIT  (author appearance)
Dane Huckelbridge
04/11/2014, 01:00 pm
The Country Bookshop
Southern Pines, NC

Tom Mack, Author, The South Carolina Encyclopedia Guide to South Carolina Writers  (author appearance)
Tom Mack
04/11/2014, 11:00 am
Litchfield Books
Pawleys Island, SC

Galadrielle Allman signs, Please Be With Me  (author appearance)
Galadrielle Allman
04/12/2014, 03:00 pm
Eagle Eye Bookshop

Zoe Fishman signs Driving Lessons  (author appearance)
Zoe Fishman
04/12/2014, 07:00 pm
Eagle Eye Bookshop

Tween Panel Extravaganza  (author appearance)
Donna Gephart
04/12/2014, 02:00 pm
Fountainhead Bookstore

Myrna Quiles
04/12/2014, 01:00 pm
Bible Emporium
North Miami, FL

Springtime Open House with Pat the Bunny  (other event)
04/12/2014, 11:00 am
Vero Beach Book Center
Vero Beach, FL

DEBBIE MACOMBER presents Blossom Street Brides  (author appearance)
Debbie Macomber
04/12/2014, 03:00 pm
Vero Beach Book Center
Vero Beach, FL

The Reading Circle by Ashton Lee  (author appearance)
Ashton Lee
04/12/2014, 01:00 pm
Lemuria Books

okraJon Sealy discusses his novel The Whiskey Baron  (author appearance)
Jon Sealy
04/12/2014, 02:00 pm
Flyleaf Books
Chapel Hill, NC

04/12/2014, 10:00 am
Malaprop's Bookstore/Cafe
Asheville, NC

Ashley English
04/12/2014, 07:00 pm
Malaprop's Bookstore/Cafe
Asheville, NC

Andrea Weigl – Pickles and Jean Anderson – Jean Anderson’s Preserving Guide  (author appearance)
Andrea Weigl
04/12/2014, 11:00 am
McIntyre's Fine Books
Pittsboro, NC

Ed Williams – Liberating Dixie  (author appearance)
Ed Williams
04/12/2014, 02:00 pm
McIntyre's Fine Books
Pittsboro, NC

Poetry Night!  (other event)
04/12/2014, 05:30 pm
Page After Page
Elizabeth City, NC

Elizabeth Langston  (author appearance)
Elizabeth Langston
04/12/2014, 03:00 pm
Quail Ridge Books & Music
Raleigh, NC

Matthew Kennedy  (author appearance)
Matthew Kennedy
04/12/2014, 07:00 pm
Regulator Bookshop
durham, NC

David M. Crowe; WAR CRIMES, GENOCIDE, AND JUSTICE: A GLOBAL HISTORY  (author appearance)
David M. Crowe
04/12/2014, 02:00 pm
The Country Bookshop
Southern Pines, NC

Tween Panel Extravaganza  (author appearance)
Natalie Lloyd
04/12/2014, 02:00 pm
The Fountainhead Bookstore
Hendersonville, NC

CJ Box at Chesterfield Central Library for Stone Cold: A Joe Pickett Novel  (author appearance)
CJ Box
04/12/2014, 07:00 pm
Fountain Bookstore
Richmond, VA

Book Signing - Linda J. White launches her newest mystery  (author appearance)
Linda J. White
04/12/2014, 06:00 pm
Sundial Books
Chincoteague, VA

Contemporary Poetry Book Club   (book club)
Tess Gallagher
04/13/2014, 05:00 pm
Bookstore1Sarasota, 1359 Main Street, Sarasota

Poetry Local/Mic   (author appearance)
Nathan Polsky
04/13/2014, 02:00 pm
Bookstore1Sarasota, 1359 Main Street, Sarasota

Greg Gutfeld   (author appearance)
Greg Gutfeld
04/13/2014, 07:00 pm
Page & Palette
Fairhope, AL

Girl Power!: A Panel on Powerful Women in Young Adult Literature featuring Jessica Spotswood, Nathan Kotecki, and Meagan Spooner   (author appearance)
Meagan Spooner
04/13/2014, 02:00 pm
Flyleaf Books
Chapel Hill, NC

Celebrating Bulgarian Writers: Virginia Zaharieva and Albena Stambolova in conversation with Asheville's own Elizabeth Kostova   (other event)
04/13/2014, 03:00 pm
Malaprop's Bookstore/Cafe
Asheville, NC

okraMichael Parker – All I Have in this World   (author appearance)
Michael Parker
04/13/2014, 02:00 pm
McIntyre's Fine Books
Pittsboro, NC

Tupelo Honey Cafe: New Southern Flavors from the Blue Ridge Mountains   (author appearance)

 Elizabeth Sims
04/13/2014, 03:00 pm
Quail Ridge Books & Music
Raleigh, NC

Actor/Author/Veteran John Rixey Moore Presents His Two Books   (author appearance)
John Rixey Moore
04/13/2014, 02:00 pm
Fountain Bookstore One Book at a Time
Richmond, VA

okraFrances Mayes - Under Magnolia   (author appearance)
Frances Mayes
04/14/2014, 04:00 pm
Alabama Booksmith
Birmingham, AL

Vero Beach Bookies April-The Pickup   (book club)
04/14/2014, 10:30 am
Vero Beach Book Center
Vero Beach, FL

Mystery Book Club   (book club)
04/14/2014, 07:00 pm
Malaprop's Bookstore/Cafe
Asheville, NC

04/14/2014, 07:00 pm
Malaprop's Bookstore/Cafe
Asheville, NC

World Book Night Giver Reception   (other event)
04/14/2014, 05:30 pm
Fiction Addiction One Book at a Time
Greenville, SC

Parnassus Book Club - We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves   (book club)
04/14/2014, 06:30 pm
Parnassus Books One Book at a Time
Nashville, TN

Reader's Circle Book Club -- The Roots of the Olive Tree   (book club)
04/15/2014, 06:00 pm
Copperfish Books

Anne Barnhill in the House   (author appearance)
Anne Barnhill Stars Author
04/15/2014, 04:00 pm
Fountainhead Bookstore

Robin O'Bryant   (author appearance)
Robin O'Bryant
04/15/2014, 01:00 pm
Page & Palette
Fairhope, AL

THE DEPTHS with JONATHAN ROTTENBERG   (author appearance)
Jonathan Rottenberg
04/15/2014, 07:00 pm
Inkwood Books
Tampa, FL

Guillermo Vicente Vidal presents Boxing for Cuba   (author appearance)
Guillermo Vicente Vidal
04/15/2014, 06:00 pm
Vero Beach Book Center
Vero Beach, FL

An Evening with Malcom Gladwell   (author appearance)
Malcom Gladwell
04/15/2014, 07:30 pm
A Cappella Books
Atlanta, GA

Author Visit from Len Vlahos for THE SCAR BOYS   (author appearance)
Len Vlahos
04/15/2014, 06:30 pm
Avid Bookshop One Book at a Time
Athens, GA

COMIX CLUB - Blue   (book club)
04/15/2014, 07:00 pm
Malaprop's Bookstore/Cafe
Asheville, NC

Anne Clinard Barnhill
04/15/2014, 07:30 pm
Malaprop's Bookstore/Cafe
Asheville, NC

Laura Elliott   (author appearance)
Laura Elliott
04/15/2014, 07:00 pm
Quail Ridge Books & Music
Raleigh, NC

Bart Ehrman   (author appearance)
Bart Ehrman
04/15/2014, 07:00 pm
Regulator Bookshop
durham, NC

Anne Barnhill QUEEN ELIZABETH'S DAUGHTER: A NOVEL OF ELIZABETH 1   (author appearance)
Anne Barnhill Stars Author
04/15/2014, 04:00 pm
The Fountainhead Bookstore
Hendersonville, NC

World Book Night Thank You, Givers! Reception   (other event)
04/15/2014, 06:00 pm
Fountain Bookstore One Book at a Time
Richmond, VA

Barry's Book Club   (book club)
Hampton Sides
04/16/2014, 07:00 pm
Bookstore1Sarasota, 1359 Main Street, Sarasota

Gary Lloyd - Trussville Alabama: A Brief History   (author appearance)
Gary Lloyd
04/16/2014, 04:00 pm
Alabama Booksmith
Birmingham, AL

Bret Witter Book Signing   (author appearance)
Bret Witter
04/16/2014, 07:00 pm
A Cappella Books
Atlanta, GA

Robin O’Bryant, Ketchup is a Vegetable   (author appearance)
Robin O’Bryant
04/16/2014, 06:30 pm
FoxTale Book Shoppe
Woodstock, GA

Justin Go: The Steady Running of the Hour   (author appearance)
Justin Go
04/16/2014, 06:00 pm
Garden District Book Shop One Book at a Time
New Orleans, LA

UNC Humanities' Humanities in Action: Televangelism and the Rebirth of the American Prosperity Gospel   (other event)
04/16/2014, 04:30 pm
Flyleaf Books
Chapel Hill, NC

Patti Digh
04/16/2014, 07:00 pm
Malaprop's Bookstore/Cafe
Asheville, NC

okraAnn B. Ross   (author appearance)
Ann B. Ross
04/16/2014, 12:00 pm
Quail Ridge Books & Music
Raleigh, NC

Jenny Hubbard and Jenny Han   (author appearance)
Jenny Han
04/16/2014, 07:00 pm
Quail Ridge Books & Music
Raleigh, NC

Walt Wolfram and Jeffrey Reaser   (author appearance)
Walt Wolfram
04/16/2014, 07:00 pm
Regulator Bookshop
durham, NC

okraStories & Sweets With Barbara Claypole White and Anne Clinard Barnhill   (author appearance)
Barbara Claypole White
04/16/2014, 07:00 pm
Fiction Addiction One Book at a Time
Greenville, SC

Parnassus Book Club - We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves   (author appearance)
04/16/2014, 06:30 pm
Parnassus Books One Book at a Time
Nashville, TN

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