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SEPTEMBER 3, 2017
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The Commonplace Book | Read This! | The List | A Letter from Leah Weiss | Okra Picks | Southern Indie Bestsellers | Events


{The oncoming storm.}

In which her ladyship, the editor, prepares for a storm, Ms Karen Zacharias returns to a well-loved place, Ms. Heather Bell Adams makes things up and ends up with a novel, and ticks are very, very scary.

At the bottom of this missive you will find a list of the week's upcoming upcoming events at independent bookstores throughout the South. With Hurricane Irma approaching the eastern shores all too rapidly, her ladyship, the editor, cautions her readers to double check with the venues to see if events have been cancelled or rescheduled. For the same reason, her ladyship will not be sending out the secondary calendar of events email either this week or next.

Her ladyship begs her readers to be safe, evacuate to shelter when the authorities advise it, and prays that each of you weathers the storm without difficulty or undue damage.

Read Independently (by candlelight, if necessary)! And shop local.


her ladyship, the editor


 

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Lady Banks' Pick of the Week


Lady Banks' Commonplace Book

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

If the Creek Don't RiseSadie Blue

I struggle to my geet, straighten my back, lift my chin, then he hits me again. This time I fall down and stay down while he counts, ". . .eight, nine, ten." He walks out hte trailer door and slams it hard. The latch don't catch, and the foor pops open. I lay on the floor and watch Roy Tupkin cross the dirt yard and disappear into the woods.

My world's gone sideways again.

"Sadie girl." daddy's spirit voice comes soft from behind my open eyes. "You got yourself in a pickle this time. No two ways about it. That husband of yours won't stop till you and your baby draw your last breath. You don't even look like yourself no more. He broke about every piece of sweet in you. You gonna let him break your spirit, too? You gonna do nothing?"

Leah Weiss, If the Creek Don't Rise (Sourcebooks Landmark, 2017) 9781492647454

Meet the author:

Leah Weiss  (author appearance)
Leah Weiss | 09/19/2017, 06:00 pm | Page & Palette | Fairhope, AL

Leah Weiss, If The Creek Don't Rise  (author appearance)
Leah Weiss | 09/20/2017, 06:30 pm | FoxTale Book Shoppe | Woodstock, GA

Book signing with Leah Weiss  (author appearance)
Leah Weiss | 09/21/2017, 06:00 pm | Union Avenue Books | Knoxville, TN

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Christian Bend"When I was a young girl, the community of Christian Bend offered me a place of safety and solace in the aftermath of my father's death in Vietnam. When I set out to write a series of novels, I knew I wanted to honor the community that gave our family respite during that difficult time."

keep reading: Author returns to sanctuary in new novel

 


Marantha Road"In her debut fiction novel she allowed herself the freedom to make everything up and see where it took her."

keep reading: Redemption in small Appalachian town


Read This! Books with Street Cred

Recommended reading from Southern Indie Booksellers

American GirlsWhen fifteen-year-old Anna can't stand her home life, she steals her stepmother's credit card and runs away to Los Angeles to stay with her aspiring actress half-sister and ends up getting hired to research the Manson girls, a real group of murderous young women in the 1960s, for an indie film. What Anna ends up finding isn't quite refuge; instead, it's a clear look at herself and a realization about the dark heart of American girldom (as well as a little romance).

American Girls by Alison Umminger ($9.99*, Flatiron Books), recommended by Hills & Hamlets Bookshop, Chattahoochee Hills, GA.





The GentlemanSo our main character accidentally sells his wife to the Devil. Like ya do. Originally, he believed he hated his newlywed. But now that she is gone, he is bereft beyond all reckoning and assembles a band of misfits as incompetent as himself to journey to the Underworld to get her back. A refreshing romp at once familiar and strange. Readers will love the bumbling main character and his histrionics.

Recommended for readers of Christopher Moore's historical novels and lovers of Monty Python.

The Gentleman by Forrest Leo ($16.00*, Penguin Books), recommended by Fountain Bookstore, Richmond, VA.

 


Eleanor Oliphant is Completely FineAs I began Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine, a novel by Gail Honeyman, I thought I'd encountered a cute little story about a quirky young woman whose unfiltered observations of, and responses to, people in her world were laugh-out-loud funny. But my illusions faded quickly. I learned that Eleanor's social ineptness, and a physical deformity, led to her isolation and profound loneliness. And behind the physical scar were the emotional scars inflicted by an abusive mother. This is a sober book but it's not depressing. Eleanor copes with her situation with the help of another quirky soul and professional counseling. Honeyman does a masterful job of using wit and first person narrative to create a powerful story of innocence, in spite of pain, and the possibility of recovery.

Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman ($26.00*, Pamela Dorman Books), recommended by Quail Ridge Books, Raleigh, NC.


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The Salt Line"So ticks are getting scary, right? I myself can't eat beef or pork any more because of a tick bite, and that's one of the more benign effects in the news lately."

keep reading: Asheville and Durham and deadly ticks

 

 


Princess Pamela's Soul Food CookbookVirtually every recipe is accompanied by a free-style poem of sorts on the facing page. Some of them are about particular recipes or food in general. Some resemble aphorisms about life in general.

keep reading: Lee Bros. bring soul food cookbook back in print


The List: Ten Books That Changed My Life by Leah Weiss

The Sign of the Twisted Candles To Kill a Mockingbird Atlas Shrugged Travels with Charley Shogun Shell Seekers Prodigal Summer The Prince of Tides At Home in Mitford The Book Thief

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A Letter from Leah Weiss

Leah WeissDear Wonderful Southern Independent Booksellers,

Last February, Dave and I left our Lynchburg, Virginia home and drove 3000 miles through the south on a pre-launch book tour and to visit friends. We wound our way along the coast, down to sunny Florida and back up through Georgia and the Carolinas. Along that Snow Bird journey, we stopped at independent bookstores where I gifted ARCs of IF THE CREEK DON'T RISE, and bags of Moon Pies. Dave took photos of me with some of you, and in a matter of minutes we became friends that I look forward to seeing again.

What I discovered on that pleasure trip was that the world of Indies in the south is humming with life! With the help of our GPS, Dave and I found our way to your bookstores in quaint buildings and quirky houses in historic downtowns and to special sanctuaries in shopping malls and side streets. Some of those places were home to well-mannered cats and dogs who warmed my heart as only they can do. I am naturally drawn to places with a sense of clean energy, welcoming smiles, comfortable chairs, steady mugs of good coffee, and enlightened book knowledge. Like my marvelous Indie in Lynchburg (Givens Books and Little Dickens with its festive exterior and thirty year history), your stores are special, intentional places. Havens for bibliophiles. It is clear to say that, thanks to you and the mission of the southern alliance you support, independent bookstores are thriving.

Throughout that trip south, I caught glimpses of the work that you do. The ongoing tasks you perform to stay current in the ever changing book industry, and I commend all of you for your passion and purpose. You make what you do look effortless because it comes from your heart. But I know now that you sift through trades and read interviews every day looking for tomorrow's best sellers. That you read the ARCs and write advance reviews that help the reader and your fellow booksellers. That you give great thought to the layout of your lovely store spaces with the "browser" on the hunt in mind. That you provide a plethora of events as varied as your readers who frequent your stores like the family they are. In short: your work is never done.

Thank you for searching for and supporting the best southern books and for putting them front and center for readers to discover. Thank you for keeping your thumb on the pulse of modern literature and debut voices like mine. For your unquenchable desire to bring educated insight about tomorrow's classics. And, in particular, I thank you for responding so positively to IF HE CREEK DON'T RISE and for selecting it as a coveted Okra Pick. I am overjoyed and honored to stand beside the best.

With deep gratitude,

Leah Weiss

The Okra Pick of the Week

If the Creek Don't RiseHe's gonna be sorry he ever messed with me and Loretta Lynn

Sadie Blue has been a wife for fifteen days. That's long enough to know she should have never hitched herself to Roy Tupkin, even with the baby.

Sadie is desperate to make her own mark on the world, but in remote Appalachia, a ticket out of town is hard to come by, and hope often gets stomped out. When a stranger sweeps into Baines Creek and knocks things off kilter, Sadie finds herself with an unexpected lifeline...if she can just figure out how to use it.

This intimate insight into a fiercely proud, tenacious community unfolds through the voices of the forgotten folks of Baines Creek. With a colorful cast of characters that each contribute a new perspective, If the Creek Don't Riseis a debut novel bursting with heart, honesty, and homegrown grit.

If the Creek Don't Rise by Leah Weiss | Sourcebooks | 9781492647454 | Read the first chapter

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Southern Indie Bestsellers

For the week ending August 27. Books on the Southern Indie Bestseller List that are southern in nature or have been recently recommended by southern indie booksellers.

 

See the full list here.
The Southern Book Prize | A SIBA Okra Pick | Special to the Southern List
Printable versions (PDF): Hardcover | Paperback | Children's

 

HARDCOVER FICTION

1. Glass Houses
Louise Penny, Minotaur, $28.99, 9781250066190
2. A Gentleman in Moscow
Amor Towles, Viking, $27, 9780670026197
3. Camino Island
John Grisham, Doubleday, $28.95, 9780385543026
4. My Absolute Darling
Gabriel Tallent, Riverhead, $27, 9780735211179
5. Y Is for Yesterday
Sue Grafton, Marian Wood Books/Putnam, $29, 9780399163852

HARDCOVER NONFICTION

1. Astrophysics for People in a Hurry
Neil deGrasse Tyson, Norton, $18.95, 9780393609394
2. Hillbilly Elegy
J.D. Vance, Harper, $27.99, 9780062300546
3. Make Your Bed
William H. McRaven, Grand Central, $18, 9781455570249
4. The Subtle Art of Not Giving A F*ck
Mark Manson, HarperOne, $24.99, 9780062457714
5. Why Buddhism Is True
Robert Wright, S&S, $27, 9781439195451

Special to the Southern List

 

Before We Were Yours  Lisa Wingate  How to Find Love in a Bookshop  Veronica Henry  The German Girl  Armando Lucas Correa  If the Creek Don't Rise  Leah Weiss

 

HARDCOVER FICTION

7. The Paris Spy
Susan Elia MacNeal, Bantam, $26, 9780399593802
12. Before We Were Yours
Lisa Wingate, Ballantine, $26, 9780425284681
14. The Last Tudor
Philippa Gregory, Touchstone, $27.99, 9781476758763
15. How to Find Love in a Bookshop
Veronica Henry, Pamela Dorman Books, $25, 9780735223493

HARDCOVER NONFICTION

7. When Breath Becomes Air
Paul Kalanithi, Random House, $25, 9780812988406
8. American Fire: Love, Arson, and Life in a Vanishing Land
Monica Hesse, Liveright, $26.95, 9781631490514
9. Hue 1968
Mark Bowden, Atlantic Monthly Press, $30, 9780802127006
10. Sapiens
Yuval Noah Harari, Harper, $35, 9780062316097
13. Born a Crime
Trevor Noah, Spiegel & Grau, $28, 9780399588174

PAPERBACK FICTION

6. The German Girl
Armando Lucas Correa, Washington Square Press, $16, 9781501121234
10. The Alice Network
Kate Quinn, Morrow, $16.99, 9780062654199
11. The Nightingale
Kristin Hannah, St. Martin's Griffin, $16.99, 9781250080400
12. If the Creek Don't Rise
Leah Weiss, Sourcebooks Landmark, $15.99, 9781492647454
13. The Alchemist
Paulo Coelho, HarperOne, $16.99, 9780062315007

15. The Sympathizer
Viet Thanh Nguyen, Grove Press, $16, 9780802124944

PAPERBACK NONFICTION

3. At the Existentialist Cafe
Sarah Bakewell, Other Press, $17.95, 9781590518892
4. Just Mercy
Bryan Stevenson, Spiegel & Grau, $16, 9780812984965
5. Strong Is the New Pretty
Kate T. Parker, Workman, $17.95, 9780761189138
7. Antifa: The Anti-Fascist Handbook
Mark Bray, Melville House, $16.99, 9781612197036
8. Bad Feminist
Roxane Gay, Harper Perennial, $15.99, 9780062282712
9. White Trash
Nancy Isenberg, Penguin, $17, 9780143129677
10. The New Jim Crow
Michelle Alexander, The New Press, $19.95, 9781595586438
11. The Four Agreements
Don Miguel Ruiz, Amber-Allen, $12.95, 9781878424310
12. Alexander Hamilton
Ron Chernow, Penguin, $20, 9780143034759
13. Quiet
Susan Cain, Broadway, $16, 9780307352156
14. Hidden Figures
Margot Lee Shetterly, Morrow, $15.99, 9780062363602
15. The Zookeeper's Wife
Diane Ackerman, Norton, $15.95, 978039335425

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Events

What's happening at Southern Indies across the South?

See the full calendar | Find a Southern Indie Bookstore near you.

Ferrill Gibbs  (author appearance)
Ferrill Gibbs | 09/08/2017, 06:00 pm | Page & Palette | Fairhope, AL

Avid Poetry Series: Sabrina Orah Mark and Deirdre Sugiuchi  (author appearance)
Deirdre Suguichi | 09/08/2017, 06:30 pm | Avid Bookshop | Athens, GA

An Evening with Authors Louise Penny - GLASS HOUSES - and Trudy Nan Boyce - OUT OF THE BLUES  (author appearance)
Louise Penny | 09/08/2017, 06:00 pm | Octavia Books | New Orleans, LA

Jessamyn Stanley Yoga  (author appearance)
Jessamyn Stanley | 09/08/2017, 08:00 am | Bookmarks | Winston-Salem, NC

Jamie Ford Eat & Greet  (author appearance)
Jamie Ford | 09/08/2017, 11:30 am | Bookmarks | Winston-Salem, NC

Robert Hicks, a Fiction Reading  (author appearance)
Robert Hicks | 09/08/2017, 02:00 pm | Bookmarks | Winston-Salem, NC

Jancee Dunn: Girls' Night Out  (author appearance)
Jancee Dunn | 09/08/2017, 07:00 pm | Bookmarks | Winston-Salem, NC

James Costa with Darwin's Backyard  (author appearance)
James Costa | 09/08/2017, 06:30 pm | City Lights Bookstore | Sylva, NC

Sonia Belasco discusses her debut YA novel Speak of Me As I Am  (author appearance)
Sonia Belasco | 09/08/2017, 07:00 pm | Flyleaf Books | Chapel Hill, NC

Jenny Zervakis, The Complete Strange Growths, 1991-1997  (author appearance)
Jenny Zervakis | 09/08/2017, 07:00 pm | Regulator Bookshop | Durham, NC

Alice Ratteree Launch party  (author appearance)
Alice Ratteree, | 09/08/2017, 04:00 pm | Fiction Addiction | Greenville, SC

Sean Keefer Author of The Solicitor  (author appearance)
Sean Keefer | 09/08/2017, 11:00 am | Litchfield Books | Pawleys Island, SC

Author Meet and Greet: Dorothy Scarbrough  (author appearance)
Dorothy Scarbrough | 09/09/2017, 10:30 pm | Ernest & Hadley Booksellers | Tuscaloosa, AL

Local Author Dac Crossley: The Hand of Lou Diamond  (author appearance)
Dac Crossley | 09/09/2017, 06:30 pm | Avid Bookshop at Five Points | Athens, GA

Kathryn K. Fontenot at the Crescent City Farmers Market – The Lousiana Urban Gardener: A Beginners Guide to Growing Vegetables and Herbs  (author appearance)
Kathryn K. Fontenot | 09/09/2017, 08:30 am | Garden District Book Shop | New Orleans, LA

John Feinstein Eat & Greet  (book festival)
John Feinstein | 09/09/2017, 08:30 am | Bookmarks | Winston-Salem, NC

McIntyre's Books Author Events Sheri Castle – Sugar Butter Flour: The Waitress Pie Book  (author appearance)
Sheri Castle | 09/09/2017, 11:00 am | McIntyre's Fine Books | Pittsboro, NC

Author Event: Dawn Reno Langley  (author appearance)
Dawn Reno Langley | 09/09/2017, 03:00 pm | Page 158 Books | Wake Forest, NC

MEET THE AUTHOR  (author appearance)
EMANUEL NGWAINMBI | 09/09/2017, 10:00 am | Page After Page | Elizabeth City, NC

Local Author Event: Lois Simon - Bogey the Golfball  (author appearance)
Lois Simon | 09/09/2017, 11:00 am | Park Road Books | Charlotte, NC

Southern Author Event: Terry Barr - Don't Date Baptists  (author appearance)
Terry Barr | 09/09/2017, 02:00 pm | Park Road Books | Charlotte, NC

Drew Daywalt and Mike Myers - Star Wars: BB-8 on the Run  (author appearance)
Drew Daywalt | 09/09/2017, 02:00 pm | Quail Ridge Books & Music | Raleigh, NC

Andre Vann, African Americans of Durham County  (author appearance)
Andre D. Vann | 09/09/2017, 03:00 pm | Regulator Bookshop | Durham, NC

Strangers to Temptation with Scott Gould  (author appearance)
Scott Gould | 09/09/2017, 03:00 pm | Blue Bicycle Books | Charleston, SC

Concert and Booksigning featuring Kathryn Scheldt and Frye Gaillard  (author appearance)
Frye Gaillard | 09/09/2017, 02:00 pm | Books on Broad | Camden, SC

Southern Author Panel Talk & Signing  (author appearance)
four authors | 09/09/2017, 02:00 am | Fiction Addiction | Greenville, SC

Author event with Rebecca Green, author of How to Make Friends with a Ghost  (author appearance)
Rebecca Green | 09/09/2017, 02:00 pm | Parnassus Books | Nashville, TN

Meet the Author: Candice Ransom  (author appearance)
Candice Ransom | 09/09/2017, 10:30 am | Hooray For Books | Alexandria, VA

Football, Florida, and the Soul of College Sports - An Exclusive Conversation with Mike McIntire  (author appearance)
MIke McIntire | 09/10/2017, 11:30 am | Oxford Exchange | Tampa, FL

Carol Leifer - How to Succeed in Business Without Really Crying  (author appearance)
Carol Leifer | 09/10/2017, 07:30 pm | A Cappella Books | Atlanta, GA

Robin Sloan - Sourdough  (author appearance)
Robin Sloan | 09/10/2017, 02:00 pm | A Cappella Books | Atlanta, GA

Historian & Author W. Jeff Bishop at Chatt Hills History Club  (author appearance)
W. Jeff | 09/10/2017, 07:00 pm | Hills and Hamlets Bookshop | Chattahoochee Hills, GA

Book Signing of She Stands with author Stacey Wilson   (author appearance)
Stacey Wilson | 09/10/2017, 02:00 pm | The Conundrum | St. Francisville, LA

A Lee Brothers Brunch  (author appearance)
Matt and Ted Lee | 09/10/2017, 10:30 am | Bookmarks | Winston-Salem, NC

Diana Gabaldon - Bookmarks Keynote Closing Event  (author appearance)
Diana Gabaldon | 09/10/2017, 05:00 pm | Bookmarks | Winston-Salem, NC

Book Reading & Signing  (author appearance)
09/10/2017, 03:00 am | Foggy Pine Books | Boone, NC

Betty Adcock - Rough Fugue  (author appearance)
Betty Adcock | 09/10/2017, 02:00 pm | Quail Ridge Books & Music | Raleigh, NC

Alan Gratz Signing  (author appearance)
Alan Gratz | 09/10/2017, 03:00 pm | South Main Book Company | Salisbury, NC

Author Meet and Greet: Ken Gaddy  (author appearance)
Kenneth Gaddy | 09/11/2017, 05:30 pm | Ernest & Hadley Booksellers | Tuscaloosa, AL

Author Event: D.J. Butler - Witchy Eye  (author appearance)
D.J. Butler | 09/11/2017, 07:00 pm | Park Road Books | Charlotte, NC

Noah Strote - Lions and Lambs: Conflict in Weimar and the Creation of Post-Nazi Germany  (author appearance)
Noah Strote | 09/11/2017, 07:00 pm | Quail Ridge Books & Music | Raleigh, NC

Author event with Jon Acuff, author of Finish  (author appearance)
Jonathan Acuff | 09/11/2017, 06:30 pm | Parnassus Books | Nashville, TN

An After Hours Event with Ross Hudgins  (author appearance)
Ross Hudgins | 09/11/2017, 06:00 pm | Words of Wisdom Bookstore | Hermitage, TN

Daren Wang - The Hidden Light of Northern Fires   (author appearance)
Daren Wang | 09/12/2017, 05:00 pm | Alabama Booksmith | Birmingham, AL

Patti Callahan Henry  (author appearance)
Patti Callahan Henry | 09/12/2017, 12:00 pm | Page & Palette | Fairhope, AL

Chantel Acevedo  (author appearance)
09/12/2017, 08:00 pm | Books & Books Inc | Coral Gables, FL

Ronnie Virgets: Saints and Lesser Souls: The New Orleans Views of Ronnie Virgets  (author appearance)
Ronnie Virgets | 09/12/2017, 06:00 pm | Garden District Book Shop | New Orleans, LA

Kathleen Wickham with WE BELIEVED WE WERE IMMORTAL  (author appearance)
Kathleen Wickham | 09/12/2017, 05:00 pm | Square Books | Oxford, MS

Michael S. Erwin discusses his book Lead Yourself First  (author appearance)
Michael S. | 09/12/2017, 05:45 pm | Flyleaf Books | Chapel Hill, NC

Manoush Zomorodi - Bored and Brilliant (Offsite Event at NCSU Hunt Library)  (author appearance)
Manoush Zomorodi | 09/12/2017, 07:00 pm | Quail Ridge Books & Music | Raleigh, NC

Catherynne Valente - The Glass Town Game  (author appearance)
Catherynne Valente | 09/12/2017, 07:00 pm | Quail Ridge Books & Music | Raleigh, NC

Benjamin Rachlin: Ghost of the Innocent Man  (author appearance)
Benjamin Rachlin | 09/12/2017, 07:00 pm | Regulator Bookshop | Durham, NC

Charleston Author Series Luncheon with Dorothy St. James the Southern Chocolate Shop Mysteries  (author appearance)
Dorothy St. James | 09/12/2017, 12:00 pm | Blue Bicycle Books | Charleston, SC

Salon@615 with Jesmyn Ward, author of Sing, Unburied, Sing  (author appearance)
Jesmyn Ward | 09/12/2017, 06:30 pm | Parnassus Books | Nashville, TN

Daren Wang  (author appearance)
Daren Wang | 09/13/2017, 06:00 pm | Page & Palette | Fairhope, AL

Margarita Engle and Mike Curato at Chickasaw Public Library  (author appearance)
Margarita Engle | 09/13/2017, 06:30 pm | Writer's Block Bookstore | Winter Park, FL

Author & Musician Peter McDade and Kim Ware: The Weight of Sound  (author appearance)
Peter McDade | 09/13/2017, 06:30 pm | Avid Bookshop | Athens, GA

Thomas Mullen with LIGHTNING MEN  (author appearance)
Thomas Mullen | 09/13/2017, 05:00 pm | Square Books | Oxford, MS

Eleanor Henderson discusses her novel The Twelve-Mile Straight  (author appearance)
Eleanor Henderson | 09/13/2017, 07:00 pm | Flyleaf Books | Chapel Hill, NC

Local Author Event: Leigh Ann Walker Young - Finding My Father's Voice  (author appearance)
Leigh Ann | 09/13/2017, 07:00 pm | Park Road Books | Charlotte, NC

Scott Reintgen - Nyxia  (author appearance)
Scott Reintgen | 09/13/2017, 07:00 pm | Quail Ridge Books & Music | Raleigh, NC

PRESCHOOL STORY TIME with Amy Godfrey!  (author appearance)
09/13/2017, 10:15 am | Regulator Bookshop | Durham, NC

M DRESSLER, The Last to See Me: A Novel  (author appearance)
M. Dressler | 09/13/2017, 07:00 pm | Regulator Bookshop | Durham, NC

Catherynne Valente: Glass Town Game  (author appearance)
Catherynne Valente | 09/13/2017, 04:00 pm | The Country Bookshop | Southern Pines, NC

Salon@615 with RL Stine and Marc Brown  (author appearance)
RL Stine | 09/13/2017, 06:15 pm | Parnassus Books | Nashville, TN

The Making of A Hero-Princess: Geanna Culbertson & The Crisanta Knight Series  (author appearance)
Geanna Culbertson | 09/14/2017, 06:00 pm | Page & Palette | Fairhope, AL

Daren Wang - The Hidden Light of Northern Fires  (author appearance)
Daren Wang | 09/14/2017, 06:00 pm | Octavia Books | New Orleans, LA

Will Schwalbe with BOOKS FOR LIVING  (author appearance)
Will Schwalbe | 09/14/2017, 06:00 pm | Square Books | Oxford, MS

Heather Adams - Maranatha Road  (author appearance)
Heather Adams | 09/14/2017, 07:00 pm | Quail Ridge Books & Music | Raleigh, NC

Nancy W. Poling, Before It Was Legal: A Black-White Marriage (1945-1987)  (author appearance)
Nancy W. | 09/14/2017, 07:00 pm | Regulator Bookshop | Durham, NC

Reading and Signing with Author Michael Bishop  (author appearance)
Michael Bishop | 09/14/2017, 07:00 pm | M. Judson, booksellers and storytellers | Greenville, SC

Author event with Billy Bragg, author of Roots, Radicals and Rockers  (author appearance)
Billy Bragg | 09/14/2017, 01:00 pm | Parnassus Books | Nashville, TN

Victoria Landis Booksigning  (author appearance)
Victoria Landis | 09/15/2017, 07:00 pm | Murder on the Beach Mystery Bookstore | Delray Beach, FL

Matthew Baker's New Book on His Mountain Heroes  (author appearance)
Matthew Baker | 09/15/2017, 06:30 pm | City Lights Bookstore | Sylva, NC

Craig Johnson - The Western Star: A Longmire Novel  (author appearance)
Craig Johnson | 09/15/2017, 07:00 pm | Quail Ridge Books & Music | Raleigh, NC

Jim Fergus Author of The Vengeance of Mothers: The Journals of Margaret Kelly & Molly McGill: A Novel  (author appearance)
Jim Fergus | 09/15/2017, 11:00 am | Litchfield Books | Pawleys Island, SC

Conversations at NPL presents Dr. Ibram X. Kendi  (author appearance)
Ibram X. | 09/15/2017, 06:15 pm | Parnassus Books | Nashville, TN

Author event with Will Schwalbe author of Books for Living  (author appearance)
Will Schwalbe | 09/15/2017, 06:30 pm | Parnassus Books | Nashville, TN

Ruth Hartman Berge and Prudy Taylor Board  (author appearance)
Ruth Hartman Berge | 09/16/2017, 06:00 pm | Murder on the Beach Mystery Bookstore | Delray Beach, FL

Roger Johns, Dark River Rising with Trudy Nan Boyce & Tracee de Hahn  (author appearance)
Roger Johns | 09/16/2017, 02:00 pm | FoxTale Book Shoppe | Woodstock, GA

Robert Beatty - SERAFINA  (author appearance)
Robert Beatty | 09/16/2017, 02:00 pm | Octavia Books | New Orleans, LA

Sharyn McCrumb to Present Her New Novel  (author appearance)
Sharyn McCrumb | 09/16/2017, 07:00 pm | City Lights Bookstore | Sylva, NC

Book Event with Illustrator: Matt Myers - Infamous Ratsos   (author appearance)
Matt Myers | 09/16/2017, 11:00 am | Park Road Books | Charlotte, NC

Author Event: Eric Braeden - I'll Be Damned  (author appearance)
Eric Braeden | 09/16/2017, 02:00 pm | Park Road Books | Charlotte, NC

Mike Lupica - Lone Stars  (author appearance)
Mike Lupica | 09/16/2017, 02:00 pm | Quail Ridge Books & Music | Raleigh, NC

Author Pop-Up with Dr. Laurel Shaler  (author appearance)
Dr. Laurel | 09/16/2017, 09:00 am | M. Judson, booksellers and storytellers | Greenville, SC

An After Hours Event with Dr. Michael Marcades  (author appearance)
Michael Marcades | 09/16/2017, 06:00 pm | Words of Wisdom Bookstore | Hermitage, TN

Author Event: Ana Homayoun - Social Media Wellness   (author appearance)
Ana Homayoun | 09/17/2017, 02:00 pm | Park Road Books | Charlotte, NC

MINDFUL PARENTING: From Chaos to Calm -- with Sumi Loundon Kim  (author appearance)
Sumi Loundon | 09/17/2017, 03:00 pm | Regulator Bookshop | Durham, NC

David Burnsworth Launch Party  (author appearance)
David Burnsworth | 09/17/2017, 06:00 pm | Fiction Addiction | Greenville, SC

Author event with Crystal Day, author of Mason the Bull  (author appearance)
Crystal Day | 09/17/2017, 02:00 pm | Parnassus Books | Nashville, TN

Author event with Stuart Gibbs, bestselling children's book author  (author appearance)
Stuart Gibbs | 09/17/2017, 04:30 pm | Parnassus Books | Nashville, TN

Author Meet & Greet: John Sledge  (author appearance)
John Sledge | 09/18/2017, 05:30 pm | Ernest & Hadley Booksellers | Tuscaloosa, AL

Maryn McKenna - Big Chicken  (author appearance)
Maryn McKenna | 09/18/2017, 07:00 pm | A Cappella Books | Atlanta, GA

Jim Fergus - The Vengeance of Mothers  (author appearance)
Jim Fergus | 09/18/2017, 07:00 pm | Quail Ridge Books & Music | Raleigh, NC

Leah Weiss  (author appearance)
Leah Weiss | 09/19/2017, 06:00 pm | Page & Palette | Fairhope, AL

James Ponti at Winter Park Public Library  (author appearance)
James Ponti | 09/19/2017, 06:30 pm | Writer's Block Bookstore | Winter Park, FL

Celeste Headlee - We Need to Talk   (author appearance)
Celeste Headlee | 09/19/2017, 07:00 pm | A Cappella Books | Atlanta, GA

Property Brothers - It Takes Two: Our Story  (author appearance)
Jonathan and | 09/19/2017, 07:30 pm | A Cappella Books | Atlanta, GA

Sonny Seals & George Hart: Historic Rural Churches of Georgia  (author appearance)
Sonny Seals | 09/19/2017, 06:30 pm | Avid Bookshop at Five Points | Athens, GA

Book Launch Party and Mandala Workshop  (author appearance)
Susanne Fincher | 09/19/2017, 07:00 pm | Eagle Eye Book Shop | Atlanta, GA

Christopher Kelly: America Invaded: A State by State Guide to Fighting on American Soil.  (author appearance)
Christopher Kelly | 09/19/2017, 06:00 pm | Garden District Book Shop | New Orleans, LA

Buddy Roemer - SCOPENA: A Memoir of Home  (author appearance)
Buddy Roemer | 09/19/2017, 06:00 pm | Octavia Books | New Orleans, LA

Mark Bray discusses his book Antifa: The Anti-Fascist Handbook  (author appearance)
Mark Bray | 09/19/2017, 07:00 pm | Flyleaf Books | Chapel Hill, NC

AN EVENING OF SPECULATIVE FICTION & FANTASY with Becca Gomez Farrell, Mur Lafferty, & James Maxey  (author appearance)
Rebecca Gomez | 09/19/2017, 07:00 pm | Regulator Bookshop | Durham, NC

Dr. Mary Jane Ingui  (author appearance)
Dr. Mary | 09/20/2017, 04:00 pm | Page & Palette | Fairhope, AL

Jimmy Webb - The Cake and The Rain  (author appearance)
09/20/2017, 07:00 pm | A Cappella Books | Atlanta, GA

Author Maryn McKenna: BIG CHICKEN  (author appearance)
Maryn McKenna | 09/20/2017, 06:30 pm | Avid Bookshop | Athens, GA

Leah Weiss, If The Creek Don't Rise  (author appearance)
Leah Weiss | 09/20/2017, 06:30 pm | FoxTale Book Shoppe | Woodstock, GA

Karen Zacharias, Christian Bend  (author appearance)
Karen Zacharias | 09/20/2017, 02:00 pm | FoxTale Book Shoppe | Woodstock, GA

Panny Mayfield with LIVE FROM THE MISSISSIPPI DELTA  (author appearance)
Panny Mayfield | 09/20/2017, 05:00 pm | Square Books | Oxford, MS

Double Author Event: Brock Adams & Holly Goddard Jones  (author appearance)
Brock Adams | 09/20/2017, 07:00 pm | Park Road Books | Charlotte, NC

Gabrielle Zevin - Young Jane Young  (author appearance)
Gabrielle Zevin | 09/20/2017, 07:00 pm | Quail Ridge Books & Music | Raleigh, NC

John Sledge  (author appearance)
John Sledge | 09/21/2017, 06:00 pm | Page & Palette | Fairhope, AL

Author and Journalist Celeste Headlee: WE NEED TO TALK  (author appearance)
Celeste Headlee | 09/21/2017, 06:30 pm | Avid Bookshop | Athens, GA

Cliterati Open No Mic Featuring Andrea Jurjević  (author appearance)
Andrea Jurjević | 09/21/2017, 07:30 pm | Charis Books & More | Atlanta, GA

Patty Friedmann: An Organized Panic: A Novel  (author appearance)
Patty Friedmann | 09/21/2017, 06:00 pm | Garden District Book Shop | New Orleans, LA

Daren Wang with THE HIDDEN LIGHT OF NORTHERN FIRES  (author appearance)
Daren Wang | 09/21/2017, 06:00 pm | Square Books | Oxford, MS

Eileen Myles with AFTERGLOW  (author appearance)
Eileen Myles | 09/21/2017, 06:00 pm | Square Books | Oxford, MS

Coffee with the Poet Featuring Kelly Lenox  (author appearance)
Kelly Lenox | 09/21/2017, 10:30 am | City Lights Bookstore | Sylva, NC

Local Author Event: Alessandra Macaluso - Real Deal Bridal Bible  (author appearance)
Alessandra Macaluso | 09/21/2017, 07:00 pm | Park Road Books | Charlotte, NC

Emily Herring Wilson - The Three Graces of Val-Kill: Eleanor Roosevelt, Marion Dickerman, and Nancy Cook in the Place They Made Their Own  (author appearance)
Emily Herring Wilson | 09/21/2017, 07:00 pm | Quail Ridge Books & Music | Raleigh, NC

Michael Hardt, Assembly  (author appearance)
Michael Hardt | 09/21/2017, 07:00 pm | Regulator Bookshop | Durham, NC

Author event with Jamie Ford author of Love and Other Consolation Prizes  (author appearance)
Jamie Ford | 09/21/2017, 06:30 pm | Parnassus Books | Nashville, TN

Book Reading and Signing with Brian L.Tucker (Swimming the Echo)  (author appearance)
Brian L.Tucker | 09/21/2017, 06:00 pm | Star Line Books | Chattanooga, TN

Book signing with Leah Weiss  (author appearance)
Leah Weiss | 09/21/2017, 06:00 pm | Union Avenue Books | Knoxville, TN

An After Hours Event with Jim Nesbitt  (author appearance)
Jim Nesbitt | 09/21/2017, 06:00 pm | Words of Wisdom Bookstore | Hermitage, TN

Annalee Newitz, Founding Editor of iO9, Presents Autonomous  (author appearance)
Annalee Newitz | 09/21/2017, 06:30 pm | Fountain Bookstore | Richmond, VA

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