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Week of February 4, 2018


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The Commonplace Book | Read This! | The List | Trailer Park | Okra Picks | Southern Indie Bestsellers | Events


{A writer is just a failed talker.}

In which Mr. Derrick Barnes writes a poem about haircuts, Ms. Tayari Jones goes people-watching in the mall, and Mr. Ed Southern explains why he is a writer, not a talker.

This week the winners of the 2018 Ezra Jack Keats Book Award were announced -- it is one of the awards her ladyship, the editor, especially enjoys not only because of her fond childhood memories of the illustrator it honors (Goggles! was one of her favorite books), but because it specifically celebrates "an outstanding new writer and new illustrator." To be eligible, the writer or illustrator must have no more than three books previously published.

 

Black NatureThis year's winners are Mr. Derrick Barnes, for his book Crown: Ode to the Fresh Cut, and Mr. Evan Turk, who many know from his lovely children's book, The Storyteller, but it is his beautifully done book Muddy, the Story of Blues Legend Muddy Waters, with Michael Malin, that has caught the attention of Southern booksellers. 

 

Almost as beautiful as the books, are the stories behind the books:

"Crown: An Ode To The Fresh Cut is actually a poem I was inspired to write after seeing an illustration from one of my illustrator buddies (shout out to Don Tate!) of his teen son after a trip to the barber,"  said the Charlotte, North Carolina-based Derrick Barnes. "It took me back to when I was a kid, and how sitting in that barber's chair and receiving a dope haircut was probably the only place in the Black community where boys are treated like royalty." ("Still is," he adds).

 

Muddy: The Story of Blues Legend Muddy Waters"I wanted the illustrations to show the journey of Muddy and his music from his roots in Mississippi, the electric explosion in Chicago, and his synthesis of the two," writes Evan Turk on his blog, "In sharecropper cabins, like the one Muddy grew up in in Clarksdale, Mississippi, they only had newspaper to wallpaper their walls. So I collaged newspapers from the local Clarksdale Daily Register from 1918 on the walls."

Muddy Waters Home 

Mississippi Cotton Field 

 
Don't you love it when inspiration turns into something so joyous and gorgeous?

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.

An American Marriage

Roy

There are two kinds of of people in the world, those who leave home, and those who don't. I'm a proud member of the first category. My wife, Celestial, used to say that I'm a country boy at the core, but I never cared for that designation. For one, I'm not from the country per se. Eloe, Louisiana, is a small town. When you hear country, you think raising crops, baling hay, and milking cows. Never in my life have I picked a singly cotton boll, although my daddy did. I have never touched a horse, goat, or pig, nor have I any desire to. Celestial used to laugh, clarifying that she's not saying I'm a farmer, just country. She is from Atlanta, and there was a case to be made that she is country too. But let her tell it, she's a "southern woman," not to be confused with a "southern belle." For some reason, "Georgia peach" is all right with her, and it's all right with me, so there you have it.

 
--Tayari Jones, An American Marriage, (Algonquin Books, 2018) 9781616201340

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An American Marriage " It's the perfect book to read along with a friend or family member. You're going to want to have someone else reading it because it's so juicy. "

keep reading: An American Marriage chosen for Oprah's Book Club

 

" it's an approach that gets back to the "old rules" of customer service by "doing everything they can to help someone out." 

keep reading: Another Chapter for former Humpus Bumpus employee


Read This! Books with Street Cred

Recommended reading from Southern Indie Booksellers


Dreaming in Chocolate Susan Bishop Crispell
Charming and hopeful. Once again Susan Bishop Crispell combines culinary wonder and a touch of magic for a delightful book perfect for cozy winter reading!

Dreaming in Chocolate by Susan Bishop Crispell ($15.99*, St. Martin's Griffin), recommended by Bookmarks, Winston-Salem, NC.

 A Winter 2018 Okra Pick

 

 

 



An American Marriage by Tayari Jones
I fell in love with Tayari Jones's writing when I read Silver Sparrow in 2011, and I've been waiting somewhat impatiently for Tayari's next book, An American Marriage, to be published. It was well worth the wait. An American Marriage is a beautifully crafted story of love, loyalty, and loss in the midst of an undeserved but all too common tragedy. What does it mean to truly love someone? How can marriage vows be kept when something so unexpected comes between spouses? Just read this. Do not read the jacket copy. Do not read a synopsis. Just trust me.

An American Marriage by Tayari Jones ($26.95*, Algonquin Books), recommended by Avid Bookshop, Athens, GA.

 A Winter 2018 Okra Pick



The Great Alone by Kristin HannahIn The Great Alone, Kristen Hannah captures both the breathtaking beauty and brutal harshness of Alaska. The Allbright family escapes to the state to hopefully banish inner demons and get a fresh start. They are totally unprepared for the starkness, danger and isolation of their new home. Daughter Leni comes of age in this environment and comes to fall in love with the Alaskan wilderness. This book is another sure winner for Hannah!

The Great Alone by Kristin Hannah ($28.99*, St. Martin's Press), recommended by Fiction Addiction, Greenville, SC.

 


More bookseller recommendations

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Parlous Angels" I grew up reading every book of North Carolina folklore and ghost tales that I could get my hands on, but I also grew up hearing stories told. My father and his family are great storytellers. I'm not. Like the Irish say, "A writer is just a failed talker." Lucky for me, my mother's family were quiet people who loved to read. " 

keep reading: An Interview with Ed Southern

 

"I love books and I love bringing books to people"  

keep reading: Introducing Sassafras on Sutton


The List: Reading Red, the Valentine's store make-over from My Sister's Books, Pawleys Island, South Carolina

(in honor of the holiday, the folks at the store put all the books in the shop with red covers front and center)

Aunt Dimity and the Buried TreasureEvil in CarnationsHit ParadeThe Chocolate Jewel Case
Da Vinci Code
Hotel MoscowGrave ApparelPearl of China

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The {Book Trailer} Park



Tayari Jones

"...so I went to the mall and I saw this couple. They were obviously in love, and in trouble."

An American Marriage: Okra Pick and Oprah Pick

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The Okra Pick(s) of the Week


An American Marriage

One of the most anticipated novels of 2018 according to Bustle • Southern Living • Bookish • NyloniBooks

The author of Silver Sparrow returns with a stunning novel about race, loyalty, and love that endures.

Newlyweds Celestial and Roy are the embodiment of both the American Dream and the New South. He is a young executive, and she is an artist on the brink of an exciting career. But as they settle into the routine of their life together, they are ripped apart by circumstances neither could have imagined. Roy is arrested and sentenced to twelve years for a crime Celestial knows he didn't commit. Though fiercely independent, Celestial finds herself bereft and unmoored, taking comfort in Andre, her childhood friend, and best man at their wedding. As Roy's time in prison passes, she is unable to hold on to the love that has been her center. After five years, Roy's conviction is suddenly overturned, and he returns to Atlanta ready to resume their life together.

This stirring love story is a profoundly insightful look into the hearts and minds of three people who are at once bound and separated by forces beyond their control. An American Marriage is a masterpiece of storytelling, an intimate look deep into the souls of people who must reckon with the past while moving forward--with hope and pain--into the future.

An American Marriage by Tayari Jones | Algonquin Books | 9781616201340

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The Problim Children

From the New York Times bestselling author of A Snicker of Magic and The Key to Extraordinary comes a new middle grade series about seven strange siblings all born on a different day of the week and the neighbors who keep trying to tear their family apart. When the Problim children's ramshackle bungalow in the Swampy Woods goes kaboom, the seven siblings and their pet pig have no choice but to move into their Grandpa's abandoned old mansion in Lost Cove. No problem! For the Problim children, every problem is a gift.

Wendell and Thea—twins born two minutes apart on a Wednesday and a Thursday—see the move as a chance to make new friends in time for their birthday cake smash. But the neighbors find the Problims' return problematic—what with Sal's foggy garden full of Wrangling Ivy, toddler Toot's 365 stanktastic fart varieties, and Mona's human catapult.

Truth be told, rumors are flying about the Problims! Rumors of a bitter feud, a treasure, and a certain kind of magic lingering in the halls of #7 Main Street. And the neighbors will do anything to get their hands on those secrets—including sending the Problim children to seven different homes on seven different continents!

With a snicker of Lemony Snicket, a dollop of the Addams Family, and a healthy dose of charm, The Problim Children is an unforgettable tale about adventure, family, and finding the courage to tackle any problem heart-first.

The Problim Children by Natalie Lloyd | Katherine Tegen Books | 9780062428202

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Southern Indie Bestsellers

For the week ending February 4. 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. A Gentleman in Moscow
Amor Towles, Viking, $27, 9780670026197
2. The Woman in the Window
A.J. Finn, Morrow, $26.99, 9780062678416
3. Sing, Unburied, Sing
Jesmyn Ward, Scribner, $26, 9781501126062
4. The Immortalists
Chloe Benjamin, Putnam, $26, 9780735213180
5. Still Me
Jojo Moyes, Pamela Dorman Books, $27, 9780399562457

HARDCOVER NONFICTION

1. Fire and Fury
Michael Wolff, Holt, $30, 9781250158062
2. Leonardo da Vinci
Walter Isaacson, S&S, $35, 9781501139154
3. Hillbilly Elegy
J.D. Vance, Harper, $27.99, 9780062300546
4. Killers of the Flower Moon
David Grann, Doubleday, $28.95, 9780385534246
5. When: The Scientific Secrets of Perfect Timing
Daniel H. Pink, Riverhead, $28, 9780735210622

Special to the Southern List

Robicheaux James Lee Burke, S&S, $27.99,  The Last Castle Denise Kiernan, Touchstone, $28,  A Piece of the World Christina Baker Kline, Morrow, $16.99,  Clementine: The Life of Mrs. Winston Churchill Sonia Purnell, Penguin, $18,

HARDCOVER FICTION

3. Sing, Unburied, Sing
Jesmyn Ward, Scribner, $26, 9781501126062
6. Robicheaux

James Lee Burke, S&S, $27.99, 9781501176845
8. Before We Were Yours

Lisa Wingate, Ballantine, $26, 9780425284681
10. Munich

Robert Harris, Knopf, $27.95, 9780525520269
13. Need to Know

Karen Cleveland, Ballantine, $26, 9781524797027

HARDCOVER NONFICTION

3. Hillbilly Elegy
J.D. Vance, Harper, $27.99, 9780062300546
6. Naziocracy: The Corruption of the American Republic
David Frum, Harper, $25.99, 9780062796738
9. The Last Castle

Denise Kiernan, Touchstone, $28, 9781476794044
14. Make Your Bed
William H. McRaven, Grand Central, $18, 9781455570249
15. Bobby Kennedy: A Raging Spirit
Chris Matthews, S&S, $28.99, 9781501111860

PAPERBACK FICTION

9. A Piece of the World
Christina Baker Kline, Morrow, $16.99, 9780062356277
10. Autumn
Ali Smith, Anchor, $15.95, 9781101969946
11. Ready Player One
Ernest Cline, Broadway, $16, 9780307887443
12. Commonwealth
Ann Patchett, Harper Perennial, $16.99, 9780062491831
14. The Great Gatsby
F.Scott Fitzgerald, Scribner, $16, 9780743273565
15. News of the World
Paulette Jiles, Morrow, $15.99, 9780062409218


 

PAPERBACK NONFICTION

3. South and West
Joan Didion, Vintage, $15, 9780525434191
4. The Four Agreements
Don Miguel Ruiz, Amber-Allen, $12.95, 9781878424310
6. Hidden Figures

Margot Lee Shetterly, Morrow, $15.99, 9780062363602
8. Alexander Hamilton
Ron Chernow, Penguin, $20, 9780143034759
9. Clementine: The Life of Mrs. Winston Churchill
Sonia Purnell, Penguin, $18, 9780143128915
10. The Power of Habit
Charles Duhigg, Random House, $16, 9780812981605
11. The New Jim Crow
Michelle Alexander, The New Press, $19.95, 9781595586438
13. Lab Girl
Hope Jahren, Vintage, $16, 9781101873724
14. The Fire Next Time
James Baldwin, Vintage, $13.95, 9780679744726
15. How to Fight
Thich Nhat Hanh, Jason DeAntonis (Illus.), Parallax Press, $9.95, 9781941529867

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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.

YA Author Rebecca Ross: The Queen's Rising  (author appearance)
Rebecca Ross | 02/09/2018, 06:00 pm | Avid Bookshop | Athens, GA

A Conversation with Tayari Jones and Pearl Cleage on An American Marriage  (author appearance)
Tayari Jones | 02/09/2018, 07:00 pm | Charis Books & More | Atlanta, GA

Gillian Philip writing as Erin Hunter, Bravelands  (author appearance)
Erin Hunter | 02/09/2018, 04:30 pm | FoxTale Book Shoppe | Woodstock, GA

Mississippi poems by Ann Fisher-Wirth, photographs by Maude Schuyler Clay  (author appearance)
Ann Fisher-Wirth | 02/09/2018, 05:00 pm | Lemuria Books | Jackson, MS

Holly Kays to Present Her Novel  (author appearance)
Holly Kays | 02/09/2018, 07:00 pm | City Lights Bookstore | Sylva, NC

Gerry Bowles + Andrea Bertole - Once in a Blue Moon Election  (author appearance)
Gerry Bowles | 02/09/2018, 07:00 pm | Quail Ridge Books | Raleigh, NC

UNCG MFA Student Reading: Emma Listen & Michelle Reed  (author appearance)
Michelle S. Reed | 02/09/2018, 07:00 pm | Scuppernong Books | Greensboro, NC

Murder at the Library! Two Night Mystery Event with Multiple Authors   (author appearance)
Fiona Quinn | 02/09/2018, 07:00 pm | Fountain Bookstore | Richmond, VA

Carl Hiaasen  (author appearance)
Carl Hiaasen | 02/10/2018, 04:00 pm | Books & Books at the Studios | Key West, FL

Lisa Gardner Booksigning  (author appearance)
Lisa Gardner | 02/10/2018, 06:00 pm | Murder on the Beach Mystery Bookstore | Delray Beach, FL

Margaret Mincks at Writer's Block Bookstore  (author appearance)
Margaret Mincks | 02/10/2018, 03:00 pm | Writers Block Bookstore | Winter Park, FL

Meet-and-Greet with McCall Hoyle and Katie Nelson  (author appearance)
McCall Hoyle | 02/10/2018, 06:00 pm | Avid Bookshop | Athens, GA

Patti Callahan Henry, Love Our Readers Luncheon  (author appearance)
Patti Callahan Henry | 02/10/2018, 10:00 am | FoxTale Book Shoppe | Woodstock, GA

Alan Michael Parker: Reading + Signing  (author appearance)
Alan Michael Parker | 02/10/2018, 04:00 pm | Main Street Books | Davidson, NC

Children's Storytime with Norma Noble, Fun at Della's House  (author appearance)
Norma Noble | 02/10/2018, 11:00 am | Scuppernong Books | Greensboro, NC

Jason Fort  (author appearance)
Jason Fort | 02/10/2018, 02:00 pm | Joe's Place Bookstore | Greenville, SC

Author event with Tracy Barrett, author of Marabel and the Book of Fate  (author appearance)
Tracy Barrett | 02/10/2018, 02:00 pm | Parnassus Books | Nashville, TN

Book Launch: The Problim Children by Natalie Lloyd  (author appearance)
Natalie Lloyd | 02/10/2018, 04:00 pm | Star Line Books | Chattanooga, TN

Murder at the Library! Two Night Mystery Event with Multiple Authors   (author appearance)
Tina Glasneck | 02/10/2018, 07:00 pm | Fountain Bookstore | Richmond, VA

Meet the Author: Jane O'Connor  (author appearance)
Jane O' Connor | 02/10/2018, 11:30 am | Hooray For Books | Alexandria, VA

Tim Dorsey  (author appearance)
Tim Dorsey | 02/11/2018, 03:30 pm | Writers Block Bookstore | Winter Park, FL

Natasha Boyd at the Timrod Library - Southern Author Series  (author appearance)
Natasha Boyd | 02/11/2018, 02:00 pm | Buxton Books | Charleston, SC

John T. Edge Reading The Potlikker Papers  (author appearance)
John T. Edge | 02/11/2018, 03:00 pm | Hub City Bookshop | Spartanburg, SC

Sunday Sit-Down Supper with Author John T. Edge and Chef Shawn Kelly   (author appearance)
John T. Edge | 02/11/2018, 07:00 pm | M. Judson | Greenville, SC

Author event with Jim Brown author of Ending Our Uncivil War  (author appearance)
Jim Brown | 02/11/2018, 02:00 pm | Parnassus Books | Nashville, TN

Zadie Smith's #FEELFREE Atlanta Book Tour  (author appearance)
Zadie Smith | 02/12/2018, 07:00 pm | A Cappella Books | Atlanta, GA

Francine Klagsbrun - LIONESS: Golda Meir and the Nation of Israel  (author appearance)
Francine Klagsbrun | 02/13/2018, 06:00 pm | Books & Books at the Studios | Key West, FL

Author Mike Gunter  (author appearance)
Mike Gunter | 02/13/2018, 06:00 pm | Copperfish Books | Punta Gorda, FL

Tim Dorsey Booksigning  (author appearance)
Tim Dorsey | 02/13/2018, 07:00 pm | Murder on the Beach Mystery Bookstore | Delray Beach, FL

Jamie Quatro - Fire Sermon  (author appearance)
Jamie Quatro | 02/13/2018, 07:00 pm | A Cappella Books | Atlanta, GA

Bart Ehrman -The Triumph of Christianity: How a Forbidden Religion Swept the World  (author appearance)
Bart Ehrman | 02/13/2018, 07:00 pm | Quail Ridge Books | Raleigh, NC

Page Pairings  (author appearance)
Bryn Chancellor | 02/13/2018, 06:30 pm | M. Judson | Greenville, SC

Author event with Janet Beard, author of The Atomic City Girls  (author appearance)
Janet Beard | 02/13/2018, 06:30 pm | Parnassus Books | Nashville, TN

Amy Bloom presents White Houses  (author appearance)
Amy Bloom | 02/14/2018, 06:00 pm | Malaprop's Bookstore & Cafe | Asheville, NC

Robin White Star, Calling from the Heart: An Invitation to Your Soul Companion  (author appearance)
Robin White Star | 02/14/2018, 07:00 pm | Scuppernong Books | Greensboro, NC

Book Reading & Signing: A Well Timed Murder by Tracee de Hahn  (author appearance)
Tracee de Hahn | 02/14/2018, 07:30 pm | Star Line Books | Chattanooga, TN

Book signing with Janet Beard - The Atomic City Girls  (author appearance)
Janet Beard | 02/14/2018, 06:00 pm | Union Avenue Books | Knoxville, TN

Author Jamie Quatro: Fire Sermon  (author appearance)
Jamie Quatro | 02/15/2018, 06:00 pm | Avid Bookshop | Athens, GA

Tracee de Hahn, Jonathan Putnam, Roger Johns – Mystery Authors  (author appearance)
Tracee de Hahn | 02/15/2018, 06:30 pm | FoxTale Book Shoppe | Woodstock, GA

Radney Foster on Thacker Mountain Radio with FOR YOU TO SEE THE STARS  (author appearance)
Radney Foster | 02/15/2018, 06:00 pm | Square Books | Oxford, MS

John Kessel - Pride and Prometheus  (author appearance)
John Kessell | 02/15/2018, 07:00 pm | Quail Ridge Books | Raleigh, NC

In Conversation with Jim Dant- This I Know: A Simple Biblical Defense for LGBTQ Christians  (author appearance)
Jim Dant | 02/15/2018, 07:00 pm | M. Judson | Greenville, SC

Meet the Author: Steve Metzger  (author appearance)
Steve Metzger | 02/15/2018, 04:00 pm | Hooray For Books | Alexandria, VA

Charles Todd Booksigning  (author appearance)
Charles Todd | 02/16/2018, 07:00 pm | Murder on the Beach Mystery Bookstore | Delray Beach, FL

Cooking with Spices by Mark C. Stevens  (author appearance)
Mark C. Stevens | 02/16/2018, 05:00 pm | Lemuria Books | Jackson, MS

Malaprop's Presents an Evening with Kristin Hannah  (author appearance)
Kristin Hannah | 02/16/2018, 06:00 pm | Malaprop's Bookstore & Cafe | Asheville, NC

In conversation with Amanda Kabak's- The Mathematics of Change  (author appearance)
Amanda Kabak | 02/16/2018, 07:00 pm | M. Judson | Greenville, SC

YA author event with C.J. Redwine, author of The Traitor Prince  (author appearance)
C.J. Redwine | 02/16/2018, 06:30 pm | Parnassus Books | Nashville, TN

Meet the Author: Winifred Conkling  (author appearance)
Winifred Conkling | 02/16/2018, 06:30 pm | Hooray For Books | Alexandria, VA

Author Meet & Greet: Laura Murray  (author appearance)
Laura Murray | 02/17/2018, 11:00 am | Ernest & Hadley Booksellers | Tuscaloosa, AL

Lisa Black and Michael Wiley Booksigning  (author appearance)
Lisa Black | 02/17/2018, 06:00 pm | Murder on the Beach Mystery Bookstore | Delray Beach, FL

Hometown Book Launch for Xhenet Aliu and Timothy O'Keefe  (author appearance)
Timothy O'Keefe | 02/17/2018, 06:00 pm | Avid Bookshop | Athens, GA

Hometown Book Launch for Xhenet Aliu and Timothy O'Keefe: BRASS and YOU ARE THE PHENOMENOLOGY  (author appearance)
Xhenet Aliu | 02/17/2018, 06:00 pm | Avid Bookshop | Athens, GA

Bryn Chancellor, Sycamore  (author appearance)
Bryn Chancellor | 02/17/2018, 02:00 pm | FoxTale Book Shoppe | Woodstock, GA

Joyce D'Mot  (author appearance)
Joyce D'Mot | 02/17/2018, 03:00 pm | Tall Tales Atlanta | Atlanta, GA

The Writers & Readers Symposium  (author appearance)
M.O. Walsh | 02/17/2018, 08:30 am | The Conundrum | St. Francisville, LA

Mark Stevens with COOKING WITH SPICES at Chicory Market  (author appearance)
Mark Stevens | 02/17/2018, 02:00 pm | Square Books | Oxford, MS

Bart Ehrman Luncheon  (author appearance)
Bart Ehrman | 02/17/2018, 12:00 pm | Blue Ridge Books & News | Waynesville, NC

Cindy Geary & LaHoma Romocki – Going to School in Black and White  (author appearance)
LaHoma Romocki | 02/17/2018, 11:00 am | McIntyre's Books | Pittsboro, NC

Author Event: Donna Everhart  (author appearance)
Donna Everhart | 02/17/2018, 03:00 pm | Page 158 Books | Wake Forest, NC

Young Adult Author: Mary Jane Capps - Iloray  (author appearance)
Mary Jane Capps | 02/17/2018, 11:00 am | Park Road Books | Charlotte, NC

Poet Conor Bracken  (author appearance)
Conor Bracken | 02/17/2018, 07:00 pm | Scuppernong Books | Greensboro, NC

Author event with Billy and Yolanda Jackson authors of I Thee Wed  (author appearance)
Billy and | 02/17/2018, 02:00 pm | Parnassus Books | Nashville, TN

Dr. Brian King: The Laughing Cure  (author appearance)
Brian King | 02/18/2018, 02:00 pm | Third House Books & Coffee | Gainesville, FL

Cooking Class with Chef Jamie Dement  (author appearance)
Jamie DeMent | 02/18/2018, 04:00 pm | Main Street Books | Davidson, NC

Poet Barbara Crooker, Les Fauves  (author appearance)
Barbara Crooker | 02/18/2018, 02:00 pm | Scuppernong Books | Greensboro, NC

Author event with Mark Deutschmann author of One-Mile Radius  (author appearance)
Mark Deutschmann | 02/18/2018, 02:00 pm | Parnassus Books | Nashville, TN

Peter Ford, Glenn Ford: A Life  (author appearance)
Peter Ford | 02/19/2018, 07:30 pm | Scuppernong Books | Greensboro, NC

George Saunders: Lincoln and the Bardo – Offsite Ticketed Event  (author appearance)
George Saunders | 02/20/2018, 07:00 pm | Garden District Book Shop | New Orleans, LA

Frank Morelli, No Sad Songs  (author appearance)
Frank Morelli | 02/20/2018, 07:00 pm | Scuppernong Books | Greensboro, NC

Author event with Mark C. Stevens, author of Cooking with Spices  (author appearance)
Mark C. Stevens | 02/20/2018, 06:30 pm | Parnassus Books | Nashville, TN

Poet Todd Boss: Tough Luck  (author appearance)
Todd Boss | 02/21/2018, 06:30 pm | Avid Bookshop | Athens, GA

JOHN LELAND presents HAPPINESS IS A CHOICE YOU MAKE: Lessons from a Year Among the Oldest Old  (author appearance)
John Leland | 02/21/2018, 06:00 pm | Malaprop's Bookstore & Cafe | Asheville, NC

Rabbi Rami Shapiro - Holy Rascals  (author appearance)
Rami Shapiro | 02/21/2018, 07:00 pm | Quail Ridge Books | Raleigh, NC

Author Csongor Daniel  (author appearance)
Csongor Daniel | 02/22/2018, 06:00 pm | Copperfish Books | Punta Gorda, FL

Elizabeth Cobbs at Hyatt Regency Orlando  (author appearance)
Elizabeth Cobbs | 02/22/2018, 07:30 pm | Writers Block Bookstore | Winter Park, FL

Zachary Lazar  (author appearance)
Zachary Lazar | 02/22/2018, 07:00 pm | Garden District Book Shop | New Orleans, LA

Elizabeth Crook with THE WHICH WAY TREE  (author appearance)
Elizabeth Crook | 02/22/2018, 06:00 pm | Square Books | Oxford, MS

In-store Signing: POET ANDREA GIBSON presents TAKE ME WITH YOU  (author appearance)
Andrea Gibson | 02/22/2018, 02:30 pm | Malaprop's Bookstore & Cafe | Asheville, NC

AMY DUERNBERGER presents EXPLORING THE SOUTHERN APPALACHIAN GRASSY BALDS: A HIKING GUIDE  (author appearance)
Amy Duernberger | 02/22/2018, 06:00 pm | Malaprop's Bookstore & Cafe | Asheville, NC

Author Event: John Leland - Happiness Is a Choice You Make  (author appearance)
John Leland | 02/22/2018, 07:00 pm | Park Road Books | Charlotte, NC

John Kessel, Pride and Prometheus  (author appearance)
John Kessell | 02/22/2018, 07:00 pm | The Regulator Bookshop | Durham, NC

Whippoorwill Calls in Art & Prose  (author appearance)
Gabrielle Songe | 2/10/2018, 1 | novel. | Memphis, TN

6th Annual Movable Feast featuring 26 authors   (author appearance)
Bren McClain | 2/11/2018, 3pm | Bookmarks | Winston-Salem, NC

John T. Edge in Conversation with Chef Kelly English  (author appearance)
John T. Edge | 2/12/2018, 1 | novel. | Memphis, TN

Michael Twitty: "Foodways to Community"  (author appearance)
Michael Twitty | 2/15/2018, 6pm | Bookmarks | Winston-Salem, NC

Peter Ford - RiverRun Retro  (author appearance)
Peter Ford | 2/20/2018, 7pm | Bookmarks | Winston-Salem, NC

Tom Ryan: Will's Red Coat  (author appearance)
Tom Ryan | 2/9/2018, 1 | novel. | Memphis, TN

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