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{On the mysterious disappearance and reappearance of the blue bicycle.}

In which her ladyship, the editor, admits an inexplicable fondness for tea towels, Ms. Tennie Self remembers what it took to have her marriage acknowledged in the phone book,, and The Blue Bicycle's blue bicycle disappears and reappears.

April 12, 2015

In This Issue

Lady Banks' Commonplace Book | Book Awards | Book and Author Gossip | STARS Author Feature | Trailer Park | Okra Picks | Special to the Southern List | Southern Indie Bestsellers | Event Calendar


Dearest Readers,

The finalists were just announced for the 2015 SIBA Book Awards -- twenty-one books that cover as much literary territory as the states they hale from. Whether your reading tastes run towards the gothic (A Dark Road to Mercy) or the poetic (Brown Girl Dreaming), the sweet (Blue Ribbon Baking) or the savory (Heritage), the country ballad (Wayfaring Strangers) or rock ‘n roll  (Jerry Lee Lewis) there is a book on this list that a southern indie bookseller somewhere thinks was the absolute best book they read last year. Don't you want to know why?

Fiction

This Dark Road to MercyNatchez BurningThe Invention of Wings
Something Rich and StrangeDollbabyLongman

  • This Dark Road to Mercy by Wiley Cash, William Morrow & Company, 9780062088253
  • Natchez Burning by Greg Iles, William Morrow & Company, 9780062311078
  • The Invention of Wings by Sue Monk Kidd, Viking Books, 9780670024780
  • Something Rich and Strange by Ron Rash, Ecco, 9780062349347
  • Dollbaby by Laura Lane McNeal, Pamela Dorman Books, 9780670014736
  • Long Man by Amy Greene, Knopf Publishing Group, 9780307593436

Nonfiction

Jerry Lee LewisLiar, Temptress, Soldier, SpyRebel Yell
Factory ManWayfaring Strangers

  • Jerry Lee Lewis: His Own Story by Rick Bragg, Harper, 9780062078223
  • Liar, Temptress, Soldier, Spy by Karen Abbott, Harper, 9780062092892
  • Rebel Yell by S. C. Gwynne, Scribner, 9781451673289
  • Factory Man by Beth Macy, Back Bay (Hachette), 9780316231435
  • Wayfaring Strangers: The Musical Voyage from Scotland and Ulster to Appalachia by Fiona Ritchie, University of North Carolina Press, 9781469618227

Cooking

The Edible SouthHeritageBlue Ribbon Baking from a Redneck Kitchen
Pimento Cheese: The Cookbook

  • The Edible South: The Power of Food and the Making of an American Region by Marcie Cohen Ferris, UNC Press, 9781469617688
  • Heritage by Sean Brock, Artisan, 9781579654634
  • Blue Ribbon Baking from a Redneck Kitchen by Francine Bryson, Clarkson Potter, 9780804185783
  • Pimento Cheese: The Cookbook by Perre Coleman Magness, St. Martin's, 9781250047298

Children's

Brown Girl DreamingThe Ghosts of Tupelo LandingA Snicker of Magic

  • Brown Girl Dreaming by Jacqueline Woodson, Nancy Paulsen Books, 9780399252518
  • The Ghosts of Tupelo Landing by Sheila Turnage, Kathy Dawson Books, 9780803736719
  • A Snicker of Magic by Natalie Lloyd, Scholastic, 9780545552707

Young Adult

Skink: No SurrenderLeague of SevenRevolution

  • Skink: No Surrender by Carl Hiaasen, Knopf, 9780375870514
  • League of Seven by Alan Gratz, Starscape/Tor/Macmillan, 9780765338228
  • Revolution by Deborah Wiles, Scholastic, 9780545106078

Finalists will be judged by a juried panel of SIBA booksellers, and winners will be announced on July 4, "Independents Day." More information about the SIBA Book Awards can be found at sibaweb.com/siba-book-award.

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.

I am a TownIn another place, in another town, Greg would have been somebody's punch line, a man with whom to avoid eye contact, a hurried escape to walk on the other side of the street. In another place, nobody would have posted his bail or given him one more chance to show up for work, and I am damn sure that women who look like Karen Harwell would not have been calling him and leaving messages of love and concern. In another town, the most successful of businessmen would not have burned up their cell phones planning whatever was needed to see that our goodbye to Greg was  done properly. In another town, the bar owner who had to turn him away more than once would not ask if he needed to reach for his checkbook to bury the man.

But, this is not another place.

--Shari Smith, I am a Town 9781940595108

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SIBA Book Award


The best in Southern Literature from the people who would know: Southern Indie Booksellers

Young Adult

And We Stay by Jenny Hubbard, Delacorte, 9780385740579
Compulsion by Martina Boone, Simon Pulse, 9781481411226
League of Sevenby 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

And We Stay Compulsion League of Seven Running from Lions Salvage Skink: No SurrenderThe Sittin' Up The Walled City

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Independent Bookstore Day!


May Second is Independent Bookstore Day!

It's time to celebrate your local bookshop. Stores across the country (some 50+ here in the South) will be celebrating with special events and parties, story times and readings, free food and general craziness.

Authors like Roz Chast, Stephen King, Sam McBratney and others have pitched in to show their support for indie bookstores by donating a host of limited edition prints, books, and gifts that will only be available at indie bookstores on that day.

Tea Towels

Her ladyship, the editor, admits to a secret fascination with, and addiction to, tea towels. It is a strange thing, since she never uses them when making tea, and indeed is reluctant to use them at all, lest she accidentally stain them and mar the design.

If you just have to have it, find the store closest to you on the map:

http://indiemap.bookweb.org/

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Book & Author Gossip

Break of DayFrances Mayes' 5 most memorable books

When I read Colette, I was just launching myself as a writer. She was my mentor because of her genius at capturing the immediacy of experience through sensory images. Break of Day may be why I later ended up buying a house and decamping to a Mediterranean life. I apprenticed myself to her language and learned how to make images that suited me.

The Blue Bicycle's blue bicycle

From the Facebook page of Blue Bicycle Books, Charleston, S.C., on Saturday: "This afternoon someone stole our light blue Raleigh bicycle. Jonathan bought this bike even before he bought the bookstore. It is our namesake AND WE WANT IT BACK. If you see it, will you bring it back please?!" And then yesterday, a happy ending: "Look who is home!!! Thanks to you guys, a helpful tip from Michael LaMontagne, and Officer Webb we got our baby back. We cannot thank you enough for sharing the post and keeping an eye for it. Who says social media doesn't pay off?!"

North Carolina Writers Reflect

Amazing PlaceFrom Thomas Wolfe to Lee Smith, the state of North Carolina is home to a wealth of literary greats. But what is it about the Tarheel State that inspires these authors? That's the prompt Marianne Gingher asked 21 North Carolina writers. Their answers form a new creative nonfiction collection called Amazing Place: What North Carolina Means to Writers

 

 

Church's Byrd

ByrdThe heroine of “Byrd” is a single mother who gives up a child for adoption. Church quickly dispensed with the three most asked questions she gets: Is it autobiographical. No. Is it based on someone real? No. How long did it take to write? Ten years, she said, five on the first draft and five rewriting it. “The characters kept me going.” The book is about learning to make and accept our own choices.

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Lady Banks {Book} Trailer Park

Delta Jewels

Delta JewelsInspired by memories of her beloved grandmother, photographer and author Alysia Burton Steele--picture editor on a Pulitzer Prize-winning team--combines heart-wrenching narrative with poignant photographs of more than 50 female church elders in the Mississippi Delta. 

These ordinary women lived extraordinary lives under the harshest conditions of the Jim Crow era and during the courageous changes of the Civil Rights Movement. With the help of local pastors, Steele recorded these living witnesses to history and folk ways, and shares the significance of being a Black woman--child, daughter, sister, wife, mother, and grandmother in Mississippi--a Jewel of the Delta. From the stand Mrs. Tennie Self took for her marriage to be acknowledged in the phone book, to the life-threatening sacrifice required to vote for the first time, these 50 inspiring portraits are the faces of love and triumph that will teach readers faith and courage in difficult times.

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Meet Laura McNeill

Laura McNeillAfter six years behind the anchor desk at two CBS affiliates, Laura moved to the Alabama Gulf Coast to raise her family and write novels. Laura was recently awarded a 2-book deal with Thomas Nelson Publishing, a division of HarperCollins. Her domestic suspense novel, Center of Gravity, set in Mobile, Ala., will be published July 14, 2015. Her writing awards include those from the Faulkner-Wisdom Creative Writing Competition, Writer’s Digest, RWA, and the Eric Hoffer competition. Her broadcasting awards from the Associated Press include Best News Anchor and Best Specialized Reporter. She holds a master’s degree in journalism from The Ohio State University and a bachelor’s degree in English from Clarion University of Pennsylvania. She is currently pursuing her MFA from New England College.

Laura is on tour will be available to meet with book clubs and other groups during her travels.

Request an author appearance

Center of GravityThe truth could cost her everything. When Ava Kennedy meets Mitchell Carson, a handsome widower and father to adorable ten year-old Jack, she thinks she’s finally found happily ever after. When a new baby is welcomed into the family, life seems close to perfect. But instead of creating joy, the event tips Mitchell dangerously off-kilter. As he slips further into delusional jealousy, Mitchell begins a chilling campaign to extract and destroy everything Ava holds dear. When Mitchell disappears with their two young children, Ava must face her deepest fears to rescue them, even if it means losing her own life to save her family. Center of Gravity explores what it means to be a family—the decisions we make, the choices made for us—and the redemptive power of love.

Southern Traveling Authors Registration Service

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Read This! Recommended Reading from Southern Booksellers


Okra Picks

From the Okra Picks

The Water and the Wild
by K.E. Ormsbee

The Water and the WildA green apple tree grows in the heart of Thirsby Square, and tangled up in its magical roots is the story of Lottie Fiske. For as long as Lottie can remember, the only people who seem to care about her are her best friend, Eliot, and the mysterious letter writer who sends her birthday gifts. But now strange things are happening on the island Lottie calls home, and Eliot's getting sicker, with a disease the doctors have given up trying to cure. Lottie is helpless, useless, powerless—until a door opens in the apple tree. Follow Lottie down through the roots to another world in pursuit of the impossible: a cure for the incurable, a use for the useless, and protection against the pain of loss.

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Recommended by Indie Booksellers

From Joe's Place in Greenville, South Carolina

The Midnight Plan of the Repo ManThe Midnight Plan of the Repo Man

This book has it all - crime, comedy, repo men, an angry goose, a stuffed bear, what more could you want?! And it just so happens there's a character named Becky, which only heightened my enjoyment of the book. If you like Carl Hiaasen, you'll love W. Bruce Cameron's new book! But if laughter is not your thing, then this book is NOT for you! - Becky 9780765377487

 

 

From the Country Bookshop in Southern Pines, North Carolina

Inside the O'briensINSIDE THE O'BRIENS

Joe O'Brien is a stereotypical Irish Catholic Boston police officer.  His family's life is stereotypical, too, until he is diagnosed with Huntington's Disease.  Then things are turned on their heads.  This insidious disease affects each member of the family and Genova has written a revealing story of how each of them cope with their father's diagnosis and their own prognosis.  I highly recommend it and know that book clubs will have great discussions about it. -Beth 9781476717777

 

RavensbruckRAVENSBRUCK

A must read for those with an interest in WWII history. Ravensbruck was a concentration camp built for women, and this well written book explores the information that was hidden behind the Iron Curtain -- Bill 9780385520591

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Southern Indie Bestsellers

For the week ending April 5, 2015. 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.

HARDCOVER FICTION

1. The Girl on the Train
Paula Hawkins, Riverhead, $26.95, 9781594633669
2. All the Light We Cannot See
Anthony Doerr, Scribner, $27, 9781476746586
3. A Spool of Blue Thread
Anne Tyler, Knopf, $25.95, 9781101874271
4. The Buried Giant
Kazuo Ishiguro, Knopf, $26.95, 9780307271037
5. At the Water's Edge
Sara Gruen, Spiegel & Grau, $28, 9780385523233
6. The Nightingale
Kristin Hannah, St. Martin's, $27.99, 9780312577223
7. World Gone By
Dennis Lehane, Morrow, $27.99, 9780060004903
8. The Stranger
Harlan Coben, Dutton, $27.95, 9780525953500
9. Cuba Straits
Randy Wayne White, Putnam, $26.95, 9780399158148
10. Leaving Berlin
Joseph Kanon, Atria, $27, 9781476704647
11. The Harder They Come
T.C. Boyle, Ecco, $27.99, 9780062349378
12. Gray Mountain
John Grisham, Doubleday, $28.95, 9780385537148
13. The Fifth Gospel
Ian Caldwell, S&S, $25.99, 9781451694147
14. Where All Light Tends to Go
David Joy, Putnam, $26.95, 9780399172779
15. Descent
Tim Johnston, Algonquin, $25.95, 9781616203047

HARDCOVER NONFICTION

1. Dead Wake
Erik Larson, Crown, $28, 9780307408860
2. The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up
Marie Kondo, Ten Speed Press, $16.99, 9781607747307
3. H Is for Hawk
Helen MacDonald, Grove Press, $26, 9780802123411
4. Being Mortal
Atul Gawande, Metropolitan, $26, 9780805095159
5. Between You & Me: Confessions of a Comma Queen
Mary Norris, Norton, $24.95, 9780393240184
6. Everything I Need to Know I Learned From a Little Golden Book
Diane Muldrow, Golden Books, $9.99, 9780307977618
okra7. Jerry Lee Lewis: His Own Story
Rick Bragg, Harper, $27.99, 9780062078223

8. Unforgettable: A Son, a Mother, and the Lessons of a Lifetime
Scott Simon, Flatiron, $24.99, 9781250061133
9. Do the Kind Thing: Think Boundlessly, Work Purposefully, Live Passionately
Daniel Lubetzky, Ballantine, $26, 9780553393248
10. Yes Please
Amy Poehler, Dey Street, $28.99, 9780062268341
11. Better Than Before
Gretchen Rubin, Crown, $26, 9780385348614
12. Heretic: Why Islam Needs a Reformation Now
Ayaan Hirsi Ali, Harper, $27.99, 9780062333933
13. Girl in a Band
Kim Gordon, Dey Street, $27.99, 9780062295897
14. Small Victories
Anne Lamott, Riverhead, $22.95, 9781594486296
15. The Secret Game: A Wartime Story of Courage, Change, and Basketball's Lost Triumph
Scott Ellsworth, Little Brown, $27, 9780316244619

TRADE PAPERBACK FICTION

1. The Husband's Secret
Liane Moriarty, Berkley, $16, 9780425267721
2. The Rosie Project
Graeme Simsion, S&S, $15.99, 9781476729091
3. The Martian
Andy Weir, Broadway, $15, 9780553418026
4. Euphoria
Lily King, Grove Press, $16, 9780802123701
5. The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry
Gabrielle Zevin, Algonquin, $14.95, 9781616204518
6. Redeployment
Phil Klay, Penguin, $16, 9780143126829
7. One Plus One
Jojo Moyes, Penguin, $16, 9780143127505
8. Where'd You Go, Bernadette
Maria Semple, Back Bay, $14.99, 9780316204262
9. Still Alice
Lisa Genova, Gallery, $16, 9781501106422
10. Orphan Train
Christina Baker Kline, Morrow, $14.99, 9780061950728
11. Me Before You
Jojo Moyes, Penguin, $16, 9780143124542
12. The Great Gatsby
F.Scott Fitzgerald, Scribner, $15, 9781451689433
13. The Paris Architect
Charles Belfoure, Sourcebooks Landmark, $14.99, 9781402294150
14. My Brilliant Friend
Elena Ferrante, Europa Editions, $17, 9781609450786
15. Ruby
Cynthia Bond, Crown, $16, 9780804188241

TRADE PAPERBACK NONFICTION

1. The Boys in the Boat
Daniel James Brown, Penguin, $17, 9780143125471
2. Wild
Cheryl Strayed, Vintage, $15.95, 9781101873441
3. The Entrepreneur's Solution: The Modern Millionaire's Path to More Profit, Fans & Freedom
Mel H. Abraham, Morgan James Publishing, $17.95, 9781630473303
4. Flash Boys
Michael Lewis, Norton, $16.95, 9780393351590
5. Gift From the Sea
Anne Morrow Lindbergh, Pantheon, $9.95, 9780679732419
6. Amazing Place: What North Carolina Means to Writers
Marianne Gingher (Ed.), University of North Carolina Press, $20, 9781469622392
7. American Sniper
Chris Kyle, Scott McEwen, Morrow, $15.99, 9780062376336
okra8. Under Magnolia: A Southern Memoir
Frances Mayes, Broadway, $15, 9780307885920

9. Unbroken
Laura Hillenbrand, Random House, $16, 9780812987119
10. What the Dog Knows
Cat Warren, Touchstone, $16, 9781451667325
11. Bad Feminist
Roxane Gay, Harper Perennial, $15.99, 9780062282712
12. We Should All Be Feminists
Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, Anchor, $7.95, 9781101911761
13. 10% Happier
Dan Harris, Dey Street, $15.99, 9780062265432
14. The Lady in Gold
Anne-Marie O'Connor, Vintage, $17.95, 9781101873120
15. The Complete Vegetarian Cookbook
America's Test Kitchen, $29.95, 9781936493968

MASS MARKET

1. To Kill a Mockingbird
Harper Lee, Grand Central, $8.99, 9780446310789
2. A Game of Thrones
George R.R. Martin, Bantam, $9.99, 9780553593716
3. 1984
George Orwell, Signet, $9.99, 9780451524935
4. The Catcher in the Rye
J.D. Salinger, Little Brown, $8.99, 9780316769488
5. The Name of the Wind
Patrick Rothfuss, DAW, $8.99, 9780756404741
6. Animal Farm
George Orwell, Signet, $9.99, 9780451526342
7. The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy
Douglas Adams, Del Rey, $7.99, 9780345391803
okra8. Natchez Burning
Greg Iles, Harper, $9.99, 9780062311092

9. Outlander
Diana Gabaldon, Dell, $9.99, 9780553393699
10. Sycamore Row
John Grisham, Dell, $9.99, 9780345543240

CHILDREN'S ILLUSTRATED

1. The Day the Crayons Quit
Drew Daywalt, Oliver Jeffers (Illus.), Philomel, $17.99, 9780399255373
2. Aqualicious
Victoria Kann, Harper, $17.99, 9780062330161
3. The Book With No Pictures
B.J. Novak, Dial, $17.99, 9780803741713
4. The Adventures of Beekle: The Unimaginary Friend
Dan Santat, Little Brown, $17, 9780316199988
5. Llama Llama Easter Egg
Anna Dewdney, Viking Books for Young Readers, $5.99, 9780451469823
6. The Golden Egg Book
Margaret Wise Brown, Golden Books, $3.99, 9780385384766
7. Easter Egg
Jan Brett, Putnam, $17.99, 9780399252389
8. Pat the Bunny
Dorothy Kunhardt, Golden, $9.99, 9780307120007
9. Oh, the Places You'll Go!
Dr. Seuss, Random House, $17.99, 9780679805274
10. Richard Scarry's Bunnies
Richard Scarry, Golden Books, $8.99, 9780385385183

CHILDREN'S INTEREST

1. Paper Towns
John Green, Speak, $9.99, 9780142414934
2. Looking for Alaska (Special 10th Anniversary Edition)
John Green, Dutton, $19.99, 9780525428022
3. The Giver
Lois Lowry, Harcourt, $9.99, 9780544340688
4. Eleanor & Park
Rainbow Rowell, St. Martin's Griffin, $18.99, 9781250012579
5. The Island of Dr. Libris
Chris Grabenstein, Random House, $16.99, 9780385388443
6. The Fault in Our Stars
John Green, Speak, $12.99, 9780142424179
7. Wonder
R.J. Palacio, Knopf, $16.99, 9780375869020
8. The Outsiders
S.E. Hinton, Puffin, $9.99, 9780140385724
9. The Book Thief
Markus Zusak, Knopf, $12.99, 9780385754729
10. An Abundance of Katherines
John Green, Speak, $9.99, 9780142410707

CHILDREN'S FICTION SERIES TITLES

1. The Penderwicks in Spring
Jeanne Birdsall, Knopf Books for Young Readers, $16.99, 9780375870774
2. Big Nate Lives It Up
Lincoln Peirce, Balzer + Bray, $13.99, 9780062111081
3. Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul
Jeff Kinney, Amulet, $13.95, 9781419711893
4. Divergent
Veronica Roth, Katherine Tegen Books, $12.99, 9780062387240
5. Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children
Ransom Riggs, Quirk, $10.99, 9781594746031
6. Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Last Straw
Jeff Kinney, Amulet, $13.95, 9780810970687
7. The Death Cure (The Maze Runner, Book 3)
James Dashner, Delacorte, $9.99, 9780385738781
8. Insurgent (Divergent, #2)
Veronica Roth, Katherine Tegen Books, $12.99, 9780062372857
9. The Evertree (Spirit Animals, Book 7)
Marie Lu, Scholastic, $12.99, 9780545535212
10. The Last Olympian (Percy Jackson and the Olympians, Book 5)
Rick Riordan, Hyperion, $7.99, 9781423101505

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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.

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Cuba Straits Gray Mountain Where All Light Tends to Go Descent Jerry Lee Lewis: His Own Story Do the Kind Thing: Think Boundlessly, Work Purposefully, Live PassionatelyHeretic: Why Islam Needs a Reformation Now Small Victories The Secret Game: A Wartime Story of Courage, Change, and Basketball's Lost Triumph Where'd You Go, Bernadette Still Alice Me Before You The Great Gatsby The Paris Architect Ruby The Entrepreneur's Solution: The Modern Millionaire's Path to More Profit, Fans & Freedom Gift From the Sea Under Magnolia: A Southern Memoir Bad Feminist The Complete Vegetarian Cookbook A Game of Thrones 1984 The Catcher in the RyeThe Name of the WindAnimal FarmThe Hitchhiker's Guide to the GalaxyNatchez BurningOutlanderOh, the Places You'll Go!Richard Scarry's BunniesThe Outsiders>

Events

Events at Southern Indie Bookstores

Silvana Paternostro - Soledad y compañía - Gables  (author appearance)
04/16/2015, 06:30 pm | Books & Books Inc | Coral Gables, FL

Steven Noss - Weaven's World: A Journey With Fantasy Hair  (author appearance)
04/16/2015 | Books & Books Inc | Coral Gables, FL

Chantel Acevedo - The Distant Marvels - Gables  (author appearance)
Chantel Acevedo | 04/16/2015, 08:00 pm | Books & Books Inc | Coral Gables, FL

INKWOOD'S Official Book Club! - Ruby  (book club)
04/16/2015, 07:00 pm | Inkwood Books | Tampa, FL

Okra Pick!Jamie Kornegay: Soil  (author appearance)
Jamie Kornegay | 04/16/2015, 06:00 pm | Garden District Book Shop | New Orleans, LA

STEVEN SHERRILL presents JOY, PA  (author appearance)
04/16/2015, 07:00 pm | Malaprop's Bookstore/Cafe | Asheville, NC

Ann B. Ross – Miss Julia Lays Down the Law  (author appearance)
Ann B. Ross | 04/16/2015, 06:30 pm | McIntyre's Fine Books | Pittsboro, NC

Author Event: Robin Moore - In Search Of Lost Frogs  (author appearance)
04/16/2015, 07:00 pm | Park Road Books | Charlotte, NC

Craig LeHoullier -Epic Tomatoes  (author appearance)
Craig LeHoullier | 04/16/2015, 07:00 pm | Regulator Bookshop | Durham, NC

Ashton Lee  (author appearance)
Ashton Lee | 04/16/2015, 06:30 pm | Booksellers at Laurelwood | Memphis, TN

Author event with Tara Weaver, author of Orchard House  (author appearance)
04/16/2015, 06:30 pm | Parnassus Books | Nashville, TN

The Southern Writers Book Group  (book club)
04/16/2015, 06:00 pm | Union Avenue Books | Knoxville, TN

César Vidal - La herencia del cristianismo - Gables  (author appearance)
César Vidal | 04/17/2015, 06:30 pm | Books & Books Inc | Coral Gables, FL

FOR KIDS: Ridley Pearson - Kingdom Keepers: The Return Book One Disney Lands - Gables  (author appearance)
Ridley Pearson | 04/17/2015, 08:00 pm | Books & Books Inc | Coral Gables, FL

Okra Pick!Susan M. Boyer Booksigning  (author appearance)
Susan M. Boyer | 04/17/2015, 07:00 pm | Murder on the Beach Mystery Bookstore | Delray Beach, FL

Meet Local Poets: Eugene Bianchi, Clela Reed and Bob Ambrose, Jr.  (author appearance)
Clela Reed | 04/17/2015, 06:30 pm | Avid Bookshop | Athens, GA

ANN B. ROSS presents MISS JULIA LAYS DOWN THE LAW  (author appearance)
Ann B. Ross | 04/17/2015, 02:00 pm | Malaprop's Bookstore/Cafe | Asheville, NC

Author Event: Jeanne Bogino - Rock Angel  (author appearance)
04/17/2015, 07:00 pm | Park Road Books | Charlotte, NC

Richard Lange  (author appearance)
04/17/2015, 06:30 pm | Booksellers at Laurelwood | Memphis, TN

Author event with Matthew Baker,author of If You Find This  (author appearance)
04/17/2015, 06:30 pm | Parnassus Books | Nashville, TN

Amy Yarsinske -Norfolk: Through Time  (author appearance)
04/17/2015, 12:00 pm | Prince Books | Norfolk, VA

Berta Medina-Garcia - Lessons From the Roof of Africa - Gables  (author appearance)
04/18/2015, 05:00 pm | Books & Books Inc | Coral Gables, FL

Thane Rosenbaum - How Sweet It Is - Gables  (author appearance)
Thane Rosenbaum | 04/18/2015, 07:00 pm | Books & Books Inc | Coral Gables, FL

L. Kevin Coleman - DIFFERENT SPRINGS  (author appearance)
04/18/2015, 06:00 pm | Octavia Books | New Orleans, LA

Steven Harvey Discussion & Signing  (author appearance)
04/18/2015, 03:00 pm | City Lights Bookstore | Sylva, NC

Cat Warren discusses her book What the Dog Knows: The Science and Wonder of Working Dogs  (author appearance)
Cat Warren | 04/18/2015, 02:00 pm | Flyleaf Books | Chapel Hill, NC

Abigail Thomas – What Comes Next And How to Like It  (author appearance)
04/18/2015, 11:00 am | McIntyre's Fine Books | Pittsboro, NC

Author Event: David Burnsworth - Southern Heat  (author appearance)
David Burnsworth | 04/18/2015, 11:00 am | Park Road Books | Charlotte, NC

Author Event: Reita Pendry - Two Wrongs  (author appearance)
04/18/2015, 02:00 pm | Park Road Books | Charlotte, NC

Afternoon Tea with Margaret Bradham Thornton  (author appearance)
Margaret Bradham Thornton | 04/18/2015, 02:30 pm | Books on Broad | Camden, SC

Author event with E.J. Simon, author of Death Logs In  (author appearance)
E.J. Simon | 04/18/2015, 02:00 pm | Parnassus Books | Nashville, TN

Michael Pearson  (author appearance)
04/18/2015, 04:00 pm | Prince Books | Norfolk, VA

Michael Testa - Clouds In My Coffee - Gables  (author appearance)
04/19/2015, 04:00 pm | Books & Books Inc | Coral Gables, FL

E.J. Simon signs Death Logs In  (author appearance)
E.J. Simon | 04/19/2015, 03:00 pm | Eagle Eye Book Shop | Atlanta, GA

Shannon Ables: Choosing the Simply Luxurious Life: A Modern Woman's Guide  (author appearance)
04/19/2015, 02:00 pm | Garden District Book Shop | New Orleans, LA

ABIGAIL THOMAS presents WHAT COMES NEXT AND HOW TO LIKE IT  (author appearance)
04/19/2015, 05:00 pm | Malaprop's Bookstore/Cafe | Asheville, NC

Elin Abercrombie – Behind the Wall: The True Story of Mental Illness as Told by Parents  (author appearance)
04/19/2015, 02:00 pm | McIntyre's Fine Books | Pittsboro, NC

Author Event: Poetry Sunday: Doris Browder, Kimberlyn Blum- Hyclak, and Julie Ann Cook  (author appearance)
04/19/2015, 02:00 pm | Park Road Books | Charlotte, NC

Susanna Kearsley Book Talk & Signing  (author appearance)
Susanna Kearsley | 04/19/2015, 03:00 pm | Fiction Addiction | Greenville, SC

N. Turner Simkins  (author appearance)
04/19/2015, 02:00 pm | Booksellers at Laurelwood | Memphis, TN

2nd Annual Nashville Reads Writing Contest  (author appearance)
Jeff High | 04/19/2015, 03:30 pm | Parnassus Books | Nashville, TN

Dawn Coppock author of As Sweet As It's Going To Get  (author appearance)
04/19/2015, 02:00 pm | Union Avenue Books | Knoxville, TN

T.C. Boyle - The Harder They Come - Gables  (author appearance)
04/20/2015, 08:00 pm | Books & Books Inc | Coral Gables, FL

YA BOOK CLUB - WE ALL LOOKED UP  (book club)
04/20/2015, 07:00 pm | Inkwood Books | Tampa, FL

Parnassus Classics Club - The Good Earth  (book club)
04/20/2015, 06:30 pm | Parnassus Books | Nashville, TN

Lea Black - Red Carpets & White Lies - Gables  (author appearance)
04/21/2015, 06:30 pm | Books & Books Inc | Coral Gables, FL

Dana Thomas - Gods and Kings -Bal Harbour Shops  (author appearance)
Dana Thomas | 04/21/2015, 06:30 pm | Books & Books Inc | Coral Gables, FL

Celebrating the publication of David Baldacci's 30th book -Memory Man  (author appearance)
David Baldacci | 04/21/2015, 06:00 pm | Garden District Book Shop | New Orleans, LA

CHRIS HOKE & BRYAN BLISS  (author appearance)
04/21/2015, 07:00 pm | Malaprop's Bookstore/Cafe | Asheville, NC

Okra Pick!Susan M. Boyer Booksigning  (author appearance)
Susan M. Boyer | 04/21/2015, 05:00 pm | Fiction Addiction | Greenville, SC

Margaret Read MacDonald  (author appearance)
04/21/2015, 04:30 pm | Booksellers at Laurelwood | Memphis, TN

Author event with Abigail Thomas, author of What Comes Next and How to Like It  (author appearance)
04/21/2015, 06:30 pm | Parnassus Books | Nashville, TN

Chantel Acevedo   (author appearance)
Chantel Acevedo | 04/22/2015, 12:00 pm | Page & Palette | Fairhope, AL

Gay Leonhardt - SHAKING UP PROHIBITION IN NEW ORLEANS  (author appearance)
04/22/2015, 06:00 pm | Octavia Books | New Orleans, LA

Courtney Maum reads from her novel I Am Having So Much Fun Here Without You  (author appearance)
04/22/2015, 07:00 pm | Flyleaf Books | Chapel Hill, NC

Cooks & Books: Samples with Sandra Guiterrez  (author appearance)
Sandra Gutierrez | 04/22/2015, 05:00 pm | McIntyre's Fine Books | Pittsboro, NC

Kimberly Willis Holt  (author appearance)
04/22/2015, 06:30 pm | Booksellers at Laurelwood | Memphis, TN

Salon@615 with Steve Berry, author of The Patriot Threat  (author appearance)
Steve Berry | 04/22/2015, 06:15 pm | Parnassus Books | Nashville, TN

Janice Law  (author appearance)
04/23/2015, 11:00 am | Page & Palette | Fairhope, AL

Brigadier General Dan Cherry  (author appearance)
04/23/2015, 10:00 am | Sundog Books | Santa Rosa Beach, FL

Author Event with Nina Gaby & Susan Cushman: DUMPED: STORIES OF WOMEN UNFRIENDING WOMEN  (author appearance)
04/23/2015, 06:30 pm | Avid Bookshop | Athens, GA

Frederick Barton- In the Wake of the Flagship  (author appearance)
04/23/2015, 06:00 pm | Garden District Book Shop | New Orleans, LA

Kimberly Willis Holt  (author appearance)
04/23/2015, 04:00 pm | Octavia Books | New Orleans, LA

Okra Pick!AMY GREENE presents LONG MAN  (author appearance)
Amy Greene | 04/23/2015, 07:00 pm | Malaprop's Bookstore/Cafe | Asheville, NC

Bookends Book Club discusses Southern Ladies and Gentlemen  (book club)
04/23/2015, 04:00 pm | McIntyre's Fine Books | Pittsboro, NC

Author event with Joseph Ingle, author of Slouching Toward Tyranny  (author appearance)
04/23/2015, 06:30 pm | Parnassus Books | Nashville, TN

GREG SESTERO here with THE DISASTER ARTIST -- about the making of the cult classic THE ROOM  (author appearance)
Greg Sestero | 04/24/2015, 05:00 pm | Inkwood Books | Tampa, FL

Steve Berry signs The Patriot Threat  (author appearance)
Steve Berry | 04/24/2015, 07:00 pm | Eagle Eye Book Shop | Atlanta, GA

Mary Willingham and Jay Smith discuss Cheated  (author appearance)
04/24/2015, 07:00 pm | Flyleaf Books | Chapel Hill, NC

David Baldacci  (author appearance)
David Baldacci | 04/24/2015, 07:00 pm | Park Road Books | Charlotte, NC

Eric Jerome Dickey  (author appearance)
Eric Jerome Dickey | 04/24/2015, 06:30 pm | Booksellers at Laurelwood | Memphis, TN

Author event with Kid President at Harding Academy  (author appearance)
04/24/2015, 06:00 pm | Parnassus Books | Nashville, TN

Author event with Wyatt Prunty and Adam Vines  (author appearance)
Wyatt Prunty | 04/24/2015, 06:30 pm | Parnassus Books | Nashville, TN

Ari Friendlander  (author appearance)
04/25/2015, 02:00 pm | Page & Palette | Fairhope, AL

William Everett Reading & Signing  (author appearance)
William Everett | 04/25/2015, 03:00 pm | City Lights Bookstore | Sylva, NC

TIM SPIRA presents WATERFALLS & WILDFLOWERS IN THE SOUTHERN APPALACHIANS  (author appearance)
Tim Spira | 04/25/2015, 07:00 pm | Malaprop's Bookstore/Cafe | Asheville, NC

Craig LeHouiller – Epic Tomatoes: How to Select and Grow the Best Varieties of All Time  (author appearance)
04/25/2015, 11:00 am | McIntyre's Fine Books | Pittsboro, NC

Author Event: Bernie Schein - Famous All Over Town  (author appearance)
Bernie Schein | 04/25/2015, 11:00 am | Park Road Books | Charlotte, NC

Author event with Rick Hall, author of The Man from Muscle Shoals  (author appearance)
04/25/2015, 02:00 pm | Parnassus Books | Nashville, TN

MEL RYANE presents TEACHING WILL  (author appearance)
04/26/2015, 03:00 pm | Malaprop's Bookstore/Cafe | Asheville, NC

Author Event: James Scott - Target Tokyo  (author appearance)
James Scott | 04/26/2015, 02:00 pm | Park Road Books | Charlotte, NC

Adam Pelzman  (author appearance)
04/27/2015, 12:00 pm | Page & Palette | Fairhope, AL

KIDS' BOOK CLUB - BY THE GRACE OF TODD  (book club)
04/27/2015, 06:30 pm | Inkwood Books | Tampa, FL

Eric Jerome Dickey signs One Night  (author appearance)
Eric Jerome Dickey | 04/27/2015, 07:00 pm | Eagle Eye Book Shop | Atlanta, GA

YA PANEL featuring AMY REED, ROBIN CONSTANTINE, JAYE ROBIN BROWN & DELILAH DAWSON  (author appearance)
Amy Reed | 04/28/2015, 07:00 pm | Malaprop's Bookstore/Cafe | Asheville, NC

Nina Gaby & Susan Cushman  (author appearance)
04/28/2015, 06:30 pm | Booksellers at Laurelwood | Memphis, TN

Guy De La Valdene & Charles Gaines  (author appearance)
04/29/2015, 06:00 pm | Page & Palette | Fairhope, AL

THOMAS RAIN CROWE presents BEATITUDE MAGAZINE AND THE 1970S SAN FRANCISCO RENAISSANCE  (author appearance)
Thomas Rain Crowe | 04/29/2015, 07:00 pm | Malaprop's Bookstore/Cafe | Asheville, NC

Jazz Writer/Photographer Ken Franckling  (author appearance)
Ken Franckling | 04/30/2015, 06:00 pm | Copperfish Books

SARAH GERARD debut author of BINARY STAR  (author appearance)
04/30/2015, 04:00 pm | Inkwood Books | Tampa, FL

Rupert Nacoste discusses his education book Taking on Diversity: How We Can Move from Anxiety to Respect  (author appearance)
Rupert Nacoste | 04/30/2015, 07:00 pm | Flyleaf Books | Chapel Hill, NC

CHRIS McDOUGALL presents NATURAL BORN HEROES  (author appearance)
Chris McDougall | 04/30/2015, 07:00 pm | Malaprop's Bookstore/Cafe | Asheville, NC

Author Event: Scott Ellsworth - The Secret Game  (author appearance)
Scott Ellsworth | 04/30/2015, 07:00 pm | Park Road Books | Charlotte, NC

Christopher McDougall  (author appearance)
05/01/2015, 05:30 pm | Page & Palette | Fairhope, AL

Erik Larson - Dead Wake  (author appearance)
Erik Larson | 05/01/2015, 07:30 pm | Books & Books Inc | Coral Gables, FL

Poetry Salon Luncheon  (author appearance)
Billy Collins | 05/01/2015, 11:30 am | Bookstore 1 Sarasota | Sarasota, FL

Live on Sage  (author appearance)
Billy Collins | 05/01/2015, 07:00 pm | Bookstore 1 Sarasota | Sarasota, FL

Poetry Salon Luncheon  (other event)
Billy Collins | 05/01/2015, 11:30 am | Bookstore 1 Sarasota | Sarasota, FL

Live on Stage: Billy Collins, Marie Howe and Tracy K. Smith  (author appearance)
Billy Collins | 05/01/2015, 07:00 pm | Bookstore 1 Sarasota | Sarasota, FL

James O. Born  (author appearance)
05/01/2015, 07:00 pm | Murder on the Beach Mystery Bookstore | Delray Beach, FL

Indie Bookstore Day  (other event)
05/02/2015, 10:00 am | Page After Page Bookstore | Elizabeth City

Young Voices Poetry Reading  (author appearance)
Billy Collins | 05/02/2015, 01:00 pm | Bookstore 1 Sarasota | Sarasota, FL

Young Voices Poetry Reading  (other event)
Marie Howe | 05/02/2015, 01:00 pm | Bookstore 1 Sarasota | Sarasota, FL

Independent Bookstore Day  (book festival)
05/02/2015, 09:30 am | Horton's Books & Gifts | Carrollton, GA

Author Event: Jennifer O'Toole - Sisterhood of the Spectrum  (author appearance)
05/02/2015, 11:00 am | Park Road Books | Charlotte, NC

David Joy, author of Where All Light Tends to Go  (author appearance)
David Joy | 05/02/2015, 02:00 pm | Union Avenue Books | Knoxville, TN

Yue Chi -Travel Adventurer  (author appearance)
05/03/2015, 02:00 pm | Bookstore 1 Sarasota | Sarasota, FL

Connie Jordan Green, author of Household Inventory  (author appearance)
05/03/2015, 02:00 pm | Union Avenue Books | Knoxville, TN

Elizabeth Berg -Read It & Eat Author Luncheon  (author appearance)
Elizabeth Berg | 05/04/2015, 12:00 pm | Page & Palette | Fairhope, AL

More Paddles in Paradise Authors Ed & Deb Higgins  (author appearance)
Ed and Deb Higgins | 05/05/2015, 06:00 pm | Copperfish Books

Book launch for LESSER BEASTS by MARK ESSIG  (author appearance)
05/05/2015, 07:00 pm | Malaprop's Bookstore/Cafe | Asheville, NC

Jan-Philipp Sendker   (author appearance)
Jan-Philipp Sendker | 05/07/2015, 06:00 pm | Page & Palette | Fairhope, AL

DO OVER with author JON ACUFF  (author appearance)
Jonathan Acuff | 05/07/2015, 07:00 pm | Inkwood Books | Tampa, FL

Okra Pick!Sign between the Wines with Author Susan Boyer  (author appearance)
Susan M. Boyer | 05/07/2015, 05:00 pm | Books on Broad | Camden, SC

NY Times Bestselling Author Greg Iles- Wine & Sign Author Event  (author appearance)
Greg Iles | 05/08/2015, 06:00 pm | Page & Palette | Fairhope, AL

YA BOOK CLUB - THIS ONE SUMMER  (book club)
05/11/2015, 07:00 pm | Inkwood Books | Tampa, FL

Gene Baur  (author appearance)
Gene Baur | 05/14/2015, 06:00 pm | Bookstore 1 Sarasota | Sarasota, FL

Frye Gaillard Books Signing  (author appearance)
Frye Gaillard | 05/14/2015, 05:00 pm | Horton's Books & Gifts | Carrollton, GA

KIDS' BOOK CLUB - EL DEAFO  (book club)
Cece Bell | 05/18/2015, 06:30 pm | Inkwood Books | Tampa, FL

INKWOOD'S Official Book Club! -- SPARE PARTS  (book club)
Joshua Davis | 05/21/2015, 07:00 pm | Inkwood Books | Tampa, FL

ACE ATKINS here with Robert B. Parker's KICKBACK  (author appearance)
Ace Atkins | 05/22/2015, 07:00 pm | Inkwood Books | Tampa, FL

John Connell Books Signing  (author appearance)
05/23/2015, 11:00 am | Horton's Books & Gifts | Carrollton, GA

Cindy Henry McMahon, author of Fresh Water from Old Wells  (author appearance)
05/31/2015, 02:00 pm | Union Avenue Books | Knoxville, TN

Charles Martin Talk and Signing  (author appearance)
Charles Martin | 06/01/2015, 06:30 pm | Fiction Addiction | Greenville, SC

Dog Days of Summer Open House  (other event)
08/26/2015, 10:00 am | My Sister's Books, Inc. | Pawleys Island, SC

 

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