Everyone in the South is writing a novel


{Everyone in the South is writing a novel}

In which Janisse Ray remembers picking peas, Mr. Jeff Kinney fails at becoming a cartoonist, Mr. Clay Jenkinson does his best impression of a young Teddy Roosevelt—which is lost on his motel clerk, and everyone in the South is writing a novel.

December 23, 2012



Dearest readers,

The week after the holidays is one of her ladyship’s favorite times of year. Why? Is it because after the whirlwind of holiday activity one can finally stop and breathe for a moment? Is it because all the time spent in the last few weeks shopping, cleaning, wrapping, cooking can now be spent…well, reading? Or is it because this is  the time when we can finally put the year behind us, and start thinking about what is to come?

Nasturiums Actually, her ladyship’s fondness for the quiet days after Christmas is rooted in something far more prosaic. This is the time of year that her seed catalogs arrive. So for a couple happy days her ladyship gets to pore through her stack of catalogs, putting checkmarks against every plant she is interested in, then circling those that she wishes to buy, then starring the ones she will actually order. And finally crossing things off her order form until the list of plants is within a country mile of her actual budget.

It is a long and enjoyable process that involves much scribbling of overly-ambitious garden plans onto graph paper, agonizing between the relative merits of heirloom versus hybrid resistant varieties, and in general trying to convince herself that even though she lives in a humid zone 8 climate, her ladyship will still be able to grow Sweet Williams and Hollyhocks. To date she has been unsuccessful, but gardening, in these midwinter weeks, is all about dreaming.

Happy Reading!


her ladyship, the editor


Southern Indie Bestsellers

For the week ending December 16, 2012

STARS - 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. Flight Behavior
Barbara Kingsolver, Harper, $28.99, 9780062124265
2. The Racketeer
John Grisham, Doubleday, $28.95, 9780385535144
3. Gone Girl
Gillian Flynn, Crown, $25, 9780307588364
4. The Round House
Louise Erdrich, Harper, $27.99, 9780062065247
5. The Casual Vacancy
J.K. Rowling, Little Brown, $35, 9780316228534
6. Sweet Tooth
Ian McEwan, Nan A. Talese, $26.95, 9780385536820
7. The Art Forger
B.A. Shapiro, Algonquin, $23.95, 9781616201326
8. The Forgotten
David Baldacci, Grand Central, $27.99, 9780446573054
9. The Black Box
Michael Connelly, Little Brown, $27.99, 9780316069434
10. The Twelve Tribes of Hattie
Ayana Mathis, Random House, $24.95, 9780385350280
11. Bring Up the Bodies
Hilary Mantel, Holt, $28, 9780805090031
12. Dear Life
Alice Munro, Knopf, $26.95, 9780307596888
13. The Yellow Birds
Kevin Powers, Little Brown, $24.99, 9780316219365
14. NW
Zadie Smith, Penguin Press, $26.95, 9781594203978
15. The Last Man
Vince Flynn, Atria, $27.99, 9781416595212

Hardcover Nonfiction

1. Thomas Jefferson: The Art of Power
Jon Meacham, Random House, $35, 9781400067664
2. Help, Thanks, Wow
Anne Lamott, Riverhead, $17.95, 9781594631290
3. Killing Kennedy
Bill O'Reilly, Martin Dugard, Holt, $28, 9780805096668
4. Barefoot Contessa Foolproof
Ina Garten, Clarkson Potter, $35, 9780307464873
5. The Last Lion: Winston Spencer Churchill, Defender of the Realm, 1940-1965
William Manchester, Paul Reid, Little Brown, $40, 9780316547703
6. Roll Me Up and Smoke Me When I Die
Willie Nelson, Morrow, $22.99, 9780062193643
7. The Patriarch
David Nasaw, Penguin Press, $40, 9781594203763
8. Killing Lincoln
Bill O'Reilly, Martin Dugard, Holt, $28, 9780805093070
9. Behind the Beautiful Forevers
Katherine Boo, Random House, $27, 9781400067558
10. No Easy Day
Mark Owen, Dutton, $26.95, 9780525953722
11. America Again
Stephen Colbert, Grand Central, $28.99, 9780446583978
12. The Smitten Kitchen Cookbook
Deb Perelman, Knopf, $35, 9780307595652
13. Wild
Cheryl Strayed, Knopf, $25.95, 9780307592736
14. The Signal and the Noise
Nate Silver, Penguin Press, $27.95, 9781594204111
15. My Bookstore: Writers Celebrate Their Favorite Places to Browse, Read, and Shop
Ronald Rice (Ed.), Black Dog & Leventhal, $23.95, 9781579129101

Trade Paperback Fiction

1. The Paris Wife
Paula McLain, Ballantine, $15, 9780345521316
2. Life of Pi
Yann Martel, Mariner, $15.95, 9780547848419
3. Wolf Hall
Hilary Mantel, Picador, $16, 9780312429980
4. Fifty Shades of Grey
E.L. James, Vintage, $15.95, 9780345803481
5. Rules of Civility
Amor Towles, Penguin, $16, 9780143121169
6. The Hobbit
J.R.R. Tolkien, Mariner, $13.95, 9780547928227
7. Cloud Atlas
David Mitchell, Random House, $15, 9780812984415
8. The Night Circus
Erin Morgenstern, Anchor, $15, 9780307744432
9. The Sense of an Ending
Julian Barnes, Vintage, $14.95, 9780307947727
10. The Perks of Being a Wallflower
Stephen Chbosky, MTV Books, $14, 9781451696196
11. The Language of Flowers
Vanessa Diffenbaugh, Ballantine, $15, 9780345525550
12. The Cove
Ron Rash, Ecco Press, $14.99, 9780061804205
13. The Art of Racing in the Rain
Garth Stein, Harper, $14.99, 9780061537967
14. State of Wonder
Ann Patchett, Harper Perennial, $15.99, 9780062049810
15. The Marriage Plot
Jeffrey Eugenides, Picador, $16, 9781250014764

Trade Paperback Nonfiction

1. Proof of Heaven
Eben Alexander, M.D., S&S, $15.99, 9781451695199
2. Team of Rivals
Doris Kearns Goodwin, S&S, $21, 9781451688092
3. Unlikely Friendships
Jennifer S. Holland, Workman, $13.95, 9780761159131
4. Bossypants
Tina Fey, Reagan Arthur Books, $15.99, 9780316056878
5. In the Garden of Beasts
Erik Larson, Broadway, $16, 9780307408853
6. The World Almanac and Book of Facts 2013
World Almanac, $12.99, 9781600571626
7. Catherine the Great
Robert K. Massie, Random House, $20, 9780345408778
8. Rin Tin Tin: The Life and the Legend
Susan Orlean, S&S, $16, 9781439190142
9. F in Exams
Richard Benson, Chronicle, $9.95, 9780811878319
10. The Old Farmer's Almanac 2013
Old Farmer's Almanac, $6.95, 9781571985736
11. The Swerve
Stephen J. Greenblatt, Norton, $16.95, 9780393343403
12. F for Effort!
Richard Benson, Chronicle, $9.95, 9781452113227
13. Dancers Among Us
Jordan Matter, Workman, $17.95, 9780761171706
14. Lady Almina and the Real Downton Abbey
The Countess of Carnarvon, Broadway, $15.99, 9780770435622
15. Heaven Is for Real
Todd Burpo, Thomas Nelson, $16.99, 9780849946158

Mass Market

1. The Hobbit
J.R.R. Tolkien, Del Rey, $8.99, 9780345534835
2. Fall of Giants
Ken Follett, Signet, $9.99, 9780451232854
3. To Kill a Mockingbird
Harper Lee, Warner, $7.99, 9780446310789
4. A Storm of Swords
George R.R. Martin, Bantam, $8.99, 9780553573428
5. A Feast for Crows
George R.R. Martin, Bantam, $8.99, 9780553582024
6. Ender's Game
Orson Scott Card, Tor, $6.99, 9780812550702
7. The Catcher in the Rye
J.D. Salinger, Warner, $6.99, 9780316769488
8. A Game of Thrones
George R.R. Martin, Bantam, $8.99, 9780553593716
9. The Official Scrabble Players Dictionary, 4th Edition
Merriam-Webster, $7.50, 9780877799290
10. The Name of the Wind
Patrick Rothfuss, DAW, $8.99, 9780756404741

Children's Illustrated

1. Safari: A Photicular Book
Dan Kainen, Carol Kaufmann, Workman, $24.95, 9780761163800
okra2. Pete the Cat Saves Christmas
Eric Litwin, James Dean (Illus.), Harper, $17.99, 9780062110626

3. Goodnight Moon
Margaret Wise Brown, Clement Hurd (Illus.), Harper, $8.99, 9780694003617
4. How the Grinch Stole Christmas
Dr. Seuss, Random House, $15, 9780394800790
5. Pete the Cat and His Four Groovy Buttons
Eric Litwin, James Dean (Illus.), Harper, $16.99, 9780062110589
6. The Elf on the Shelf
Carol Abersoldt, Coe Steinwart (Illus.), CCA and B, $20, 9780976990703
7. The Polar Express
Chris Van Allsburg, Houghton Mifflin, $18.95, 9780395389492
8. Pete the Cat: I Love My White Shoes
Eric Litwin, James Dean (Illus.), Harper, $16.99, 9780061906220
9. Olivia and the Fairy Princesses
Ian Falconer, Atheneum, $17.99, 9781442450271
10. This Moose Belongs to Me
Oliver Jeffers, Philomel, $16.99, 9780399161032

Children's Interest

1. Who Could That Be at This Hour?
Lemony Snicket, Little Brown, $15.99, 9780316123082
2. The Fault in Our Stars
John Green, Dutton, $17.99, 9780525478812
3. The Best Christmas Pageant Ever
Barbara Robinson, HarperTrophy, $5.99, 9780064402750
4. Lego Ninjago: Character Encyclopedia
Claire Sipi, DK Publishing, $18.99, 9780756698126
5. Recycled Robots: 10 Robot Projects
Robert Malone, Workman, $24.95, 9780761154662
6. Wonder
R.J. Palacio, Knopf, $15.99, 9780375869020
7. Star Wars: A Galactic Pop-Up Adventure
Matthew Reinhart, Lucasfilm, Orchard, $36.99, 9780545176163
8. Star Wars Origami
Chris Alexander, Workman, $16.95, 9780761169437
9. Son
Lois Lowry, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, $17.99, 9780547887203
10. Every Day
David Levithan, Knopf, $17.99, 9780307931887

Children's Fiction Series Titles

1. Diary of a Wimpy Kid:The Third Wheel
Jeff Kinney, Amulet, $13.95, 9781419705847
2. The Mark of Athena (The Heroes of Olympus, Book Three)
Rick Riordan, Hyperion, $19.99, 9781423140603
3. The Hunger Games
Suzanne Collins, Scholastic, $12.99, 9780545425117
4. Catching Fire (The Hunger Games, #2)
Suzanne Collins, Scholastic, $17.99, 9780439023498
5. Reached (Matched Trilogy, Book 3)
Ally Condie, Dutton, $17.99, 9780525423669
6. Divergent
Veronica Roth, Katherine Tegen Books, $9.99, 9780062024039
7. A Ghost Tale for Christmas Time (Magic Tree House,#44)
Mary Pope Osborne, Sal Murdocca (Illus.), Random House, $4.99, 9780375856532
8. Dinosaurs Before Dark (Magic Tree House #1)
Mary Pope Osborne, Sal Murdocca (Illus.), Random House, $4.99, 9780679824114
9. The Lightning Thief (Percy Jackson and the Olympians, Book 1)
Rick Riordan, Hyperion, $7.99, 9781423134947
10. Mockingjay (The Final Book of the Hunger Games)
Suzanne Collins, Scholastic, $17.99, 9780439023511

 

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Lady Banks' Commonplace Book


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

In the pea patch

The Seed Underground My heart first opened to gardens in the time of cowpeas. I remember one specific day. It happened before my mother stopped wearing pants, before she adopted a religion that forbade them. On this day she wore dark blue pedal pushers because she had come to her mother’s garden, since she herself did not have one; she had a junkyard, what she and my father called a wrecking yard. She had come to help my grandmother put up peas—field peas, not garden peas.

My skinny, gentle sister was wearing pants with little flowers printed on them and flat-cotton sneakers of light blue. She was six, holding my hand. I was two. My mother was picking, hoping my baby brother back at the house with Grandmama would stay asleep long enough for her to fill her pails. With this many children, three so far, how to even find the time to put food by? My uncle was also in the pea-patch with my mother, helping harvest the peas that Mama and Grandmama would shell back on the porch. My sister walked me toward the edge of the garden. The peas had grown out of their lines and tangled together. The made an undulating sea that threatened to wash over us.

“Sis, watch out for snakes,” my uncle called to my sister. All the females in my mother’s family get called “Sis.” “Maybe y’all best go back to the house. I’d hate to see a snake bite you.” The vines smelled like thunder.

—Janisse Ray, The Seed Underground (Chelsea Green, 2012)

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Book Gossip

Literary News & Gossip passed along from the readers, the writers, the reviewers, the resellers, the riff raff, and dutifully repeated here by her ladyship (who falls into the last category).

A Land More Kind Than HomeWiley Cash’s A Land More Kind Than Home and Laura Netzer’s Shine Shine Shine are among the New York Times “most notable books of 2012”

Philip Rashoon, former owner of the Outwrite Bookstore & Coffeehouse in Atlanta, will become the Atlanta Journal-Constitution Decatur Book Festival’s programming director.

One Night of MadnessStokes McMillan's self-published book, One Night of Madness, was named winner of the 2012 Mississippi Author Award. Inspired by articles written by his journalist father in 1950, McMillan’s One Night of Madness is the true story of how local, white citizens in the pre–civil rights South unite to hunt down racist white murderers in a small Mississippi town. Self published title wins Mississippi Author Award

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Author Gossip

The Moviegoer“Randy: It reads well — I’d be glad to look at rest, but must tell you I’ve had to give up finding agent or publisher for unpublished writers — I’d be doing nothing else. Everybody in the South is writing a novel – Best, W.P.” A note from Walker Percy

A week ago I did a book signing in Williston at one of my favorite independent bookstores, Books on Broadway. It was a quasi-blizzardy night. I signed more than a hundred books, and a parade of wonderful people, some of them straight out of Dickens, stomped in shedding snow, to say hello.  Somehow I got a room in Williston. When I checked in at 9 p.m. I asked the desk clerk, in the manner of young Theodore Roosevelt in Wibaux in 1885, “where a man can get a morsel of food in this town?” The clerk had the slight look of Uriah Heep (“David Copperfield”). He seemed to be about 17. “Mister, you want to go to Big Willy’s,” he said, “so close that you can walk back to your room later.” I think he meant I’d be able to stagger or crawl back to my room later, without any danger of a DUI. On the road with Charles Dickens

Diary of a Wimpy Kid The Third WheelYoung readers also will get a special valentine Feb. 16 when best-selling author Jeff Kinney makes an appearance at the festival. Author of the wildly popular “Diary of a Wimpy Kid” series, Kinney originally had another career in mind. “I wanted to be a newspaper cartoonist,” Kinney said in a telephone interview Monday. “I couldn’t break into the business because the odds were stacked too heavily against me. I took a different path by trying to get my cartoons into books.” Jeff Kinney coming to Savannah Book Festival

The Always Broken Plates of Mountains"Rose is a regional writer after Flannery O'Connor's definition,” said Debra Alberry, director of the MFA Program for Writers at Warren Wilson College, where McLarney was both a student and a teaching fellow. “[The definition] is one which recognizes the abundance and full integrity and abiding honor of that term,” she said. “She's a writer who understands that the identity of her Southern home — the land and its people — is not made from what passes, but from those qualities that endure, regardless of what passes. Rose's poems rise from and are firmly rooted in this landscape, but the truth in them reaches far beyond it." Rose McLarney wins emerging writer prize 9781935536192

STARSSTARS Authors on tour:

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

see the full list online here and find the authors touring in your area here

Hester Bass  , Brandon, MS 01/16/2013 - 01/19/2013

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Bookstore Gossip

At The Regulator Bookshop in Durham, N.C., co-owner Tom Campbell says he is losing business as customers come in to photograph his books or jot down notes, conducting their research before they buy the books online to avoid a sales tax. Push for online sales tax gains steam

Empanadas are the ideal takeout fare, and the baked versions — some in traditional half-moons, others pinched into little hobo sacks — at the Café at The Bookstore in the Grove are bestsellers. Bookstore’s empanadas are bestsellers

Literary Dogs and the South Carolina WritersJill Hendrix, owner of Fiction Addiction, counts close to 30 books by local authors (or with local settings) published in the past six months. And those are just the ones from commercial publishers. A list of self-published books would yield a list at least three times as long.  Among the batch, Hendrix suggests “Literary Dogs & Their South Carolina Writers” as “a wonderful holiday gift for any dog lover or reader on your holiday list.” Buy local (authors) 9781891885983

 

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Lady Banks' {Book} Trailer Park


The Lost Saints of Tennessee

The Lost Saints of TennesseeThe Lost Saints of Tennessee by Amy Franklin-Willis

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Read This!

Okra Picks and Recommended Reading from Pomagranate Books in Wilmington, NC


Palmetto BloodOkra Picks: Teacakes for Tosh by Kelly Starling Lyons

A young boy helps his beloved grandmother remember an important family story.

Tosh loves listening to Grandma Honey tell family stories. His favorite is about the special tea cakes that smell like vanilla and sunshine. They were great-great-great-great-grandma Ida's specialty when she was a cook in the big house of a plantation. Unlike Tosh, the slave children weren't allowed to have any of the treats, though Grandma Ida always found a way to put the sugary sweetness into their hands anyway. It was a promise and taste of freedom to come. Tosh knows this is an important story and he takes care to remember every word. And when grandma Honey begins to forget, he can return the gift of tea cakes and stories. A touching family tale, Tea Cakes for Tosh celebrates the important bond between grandchild and grandparent and the stories that make a family strong.Palmetto Blood

 

Full set of Okra Picks here

 

 

 

Recommended Reading from Kathleen Jewell at Pomagranate Books in Wilmington, NC

Eldritch ManorEldritch Manor by Kim Thompson: I never know what to expect when i hear this six word phrase familiar to all booksellers: "My friend has written a book."  In this case, I am so grateful that a dear friend has introduced me to the delightful story telling of Kim Thompson. This book has not gotten a lot of press in the U.S. and I might have missed it all together, but I am enjoying the tale of Willa Fuller and her not-so-fabulous summer that turns out unexpectedly. People of a certain age will remember long afternoons curling up and being transported by books like this one.

Help Thanks WowHelp, Thanks. Wow: The Three Essential Prayers  by Anne Lamott:  Most of you know I am a huge fan of Anne Lamott.  I love her humor, her honesty and her glorious imperfection. Here, she distills humankind's relation to the divine into three simple messages. What's most appealing are the wise observations and references to other works that keep one ruminating long after reading.

Another Insane DevotionAnother Insane Devotion: On the Love of Cats and Persons  by Peter Trachtenberg: Peter Trachtenberg is not a household name, but he should be. Does he ever write anything unworthy of our attention? Most recently he tackled suffering in The Book of Calamities. Now he  takes on cats (or is it love?). Nick Flynn says "I found myself carried along by its lucidity, its generosity, its deep wisdom."

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In This Issue

Special to the Southern List

(Books that appear on the Southern list, but not the national list)  Click on a book to purchase from a great indie bookstore!

The Last Man The Forgotten Roll Me Up and Smoke Me When I Die No Easy Day My Bookstore: Writers Celebrate Their Favorite Places to Browse, Read, and Shop The Cove The Art of Racing in the Rain The Marriage Plot Catherine the Great Rin Tin Tin: The Life and the Legend Lady Almina and the Real Downton Abbey Heaven Is for Real

The Catcher in the Rye
The Name of the Wind Pete the Cat and His Four Groovy Buttons Pete the Cat: I Love My White Shoes Star Wars: A Galactic Pop-Up Adventure Every Day


Author Readings

Books & Books Inc is hosting the event 2012 Wordspeak on 12/27/2012 (13640)

That Bookstore in Blytheville is hosting the event KOBO Orientation on 12/28/2012 (13606)

Sheridan Hough will be appearing at Eagle Eye Book Shop, 12/29/2012 (13598)

Flyleaf Books is hosting the event Sacrificial Poets Touchstone Open Mic on 01/02/2013 (13634)

Malaprop's Bookstore/Cafe is hosting the event MALAPROP'S BOOKCLUB- Ten Little Indians, by Sherman Alexie on 01/02/2013 (13650)

Matthew Hughy, author of White Bound, will be appearing at Malaprop's Bookstore/Cafe, 01/03/2013 (13651)

Flyleaf Books is hosting the event Pre-School Story Time on 01/03/2013 (13667)

Christy Hemenway, author of The Thinking Beekeeper, will be appearing at Garden District Book Shop, 01/03/2013 (13684)

Tim Dorsey, author of The Riptide Ultra-Guide, will be appearing at Books & Books Inc, 01/03/2013 (13713)

Emily Epstein Landau, author of SPECTACULAR WICKEDNESS: Sex, Race, and Memory in Storyville, New Orleans, will be appearing at Octavia Books, 01/03/2013 (13729)

Books & Books Inc is hosting the event Coral Gables Gallery Night: Juan Carlos Mirabal on 01/04/2013 (13641)

Rodrigo de la Luiz, author of La luz que se prolonga, will be appearing at Books & Books Inc, 01/04/2013 (13642)

Larry Cammarata, author of A Year of Living Mindfully: 52 Quotes & Weekly Mindfulness Practices, will be appearing at Malaprop's Bookstore/Cafe, 01/04/2013 (13652)

F.J. Wilson, author of Celestine: The House on Rue Du Maine, will be appearing at Page & Palette, 01/04/2013 (13662)

Paul Reid, author of The Last Lion: Winston Spencer Churchill, Defender of the Realm 1940-1965, will be appearing at Malaprop's Bookstore/Cafe, 01/05/2013 (13653)

Malaprop's Bookstore/Cafe is hosting the event JANUARY AUTHORS BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION FOR CHILDREN! on 01/05/2013 (13654)

Hanne Blank, author of The Unapologetic Fat Girl's Guide to Exercise, will be appearing at Charis Books & More, 01/05/2013 (13674)

William Meller, author of Bloody Roads to Germany: At Huertgen Forest and the Bulge--an American Soldier's Courageous Story of World War II, will be appearing at Books on Broad, 01/05/2013 (13690)

Amy Allen, author of Summoning the Mountains: Pilgrimage into Forty, will be appearing at City Lights Bookstore, 01/05/2013 (13704)

Barnhill's is hosting the event The Writer's Compass: Four Points of Creative Being on 01/05/2013 (13708)

Barnhill's is hosting the event Poetry in Plain Sight with Rodney Holman, Jacinta White, Emily Wilson, Isabel Zuber on 01/05/2013 (13709)

Books & Books Inc is hosting the event Live Music in the Courtyard: SHELLY FRALEY on 01/05/2013 (13714)

Nancy Dillingham will be appearing at Malaprop's Bookstore/Cafe, 01/06/2013 (13655)

Charis Books & More is hosting the event Reading Rainbow Book Club-Middlesex by Jeffery Eugenidies on 01/06/2013 (13675)

Avid Bookshop is hosting the event January Meeting of Young Readers' Book Club: WHO COULD THAT BE AT THIS HOUR? on 01/06/2013 (13681)

Books & Books Inc is hosting the event Sundays in the Courtyard -- Special Musical Guest: King Django on 01/06/2013 (13715)

Flyleaf Books is hosting the event The Nation Discussion Group on 01/07/2013 (13668)

Dr. Arthur Fournier, author of Vodou Saints, will be appearing at Books & Books Inc, 01/08/2013 (13643)

Karen White , author of After the Rain, will be appearing at FoxTale Book Shoppe, 01/08/2013 (13682)

Blue Ridge Books & News is hosting the event Mountain Writers Group on 01/08/2013 (13712)

Dr. Arthur Fournier, author of Vodou Saints, will be appearing at Books & Books Inc, 01/08/2013 (13716)

Stuart Neville, author of Ratlines, will be appearing at Quail Ridge Books & Music, 01/09/2013 (13658)

Sherry and John Petersik, author of Young House Love, will be appearing at Books & Books Inc, 01/09/2013 (13717)

Chris Kuzneski will be appearing at Inkwood Books, 01/10/2013 (13607)

Dr Brown, author of Daring Greatly, will be appearing at Alabama Booksmith, 01/10/2013 (13644)

Claudine R. Moreau, author of Dark Machines, will be appearing at Flyleaf Books, 01/10/2013 (13669)

Chris Kuzneski will be appearing at Inkwood Books, 01/10/2013 (13679)

Hannah Gamble, author of Your Invitation to a Modest Breakfast, will be appearing at Parnassus Books, 01/10/2013 (13695)

Sherry and John Petersik, author of Young House Love, will be appearing at Books & Books Inc, 01/10/2013 (13718)

Carolina Garc?a-Aguilera, author of Magnolia, will be appearing at Books & Books Inc, 01/10/2013 (13719)

Bettina Love, author of Hip Hop?s Li?l Sistas Speak: Negotiating Identities and Politics in the New South, will be appearing at Charis Books & More, 01/11/2013 (13676)

Kristin Tubb will be appearing at Parnassus Books, 01/11/2013 (13696)

Dr. James Andrews, author of Any Given Monday, will be appearing at Alabama Booksmith, 01/11/2013 (13700)

Books & Books Inc is hosting the event Live Music in the Courtyard: ERROL RACKIPOV TRIO featuring RANDY BURNSEN on 01/11/2013 (13720)

James Grippando will be appearing at Books & Books Inc, 01/11/2013 (13721)

Tisha Duncan, author of Myrtle the Blue-eyed Turtle, will be appearing at Quail Ridge Books & Music, 01/12/2013 (13659)

Flyleaf Books is hosting the event Prompt Writing with Nancy Peacock on 01/12/2013 (13670)

Donald Eugene Koger, author of The Corrupter, will be appearing at Books on Broad, 01/12/2013 (13691)

Ronald Cooper, author of It's My Trail Too, will be appearing at City Lights Bookstore, 01/12/2013 (13705)

Jason Graves, author of Blood Roses, will be appearing at Barnhill's, 01/12/2013 (13710)

Michael Muller, author of Mirabelle Goes For a Walk, will be appearing at Books & Books Inc, 01/12/2013 (13722)

Books & Books Inc is hosting the event W.J Bryan Elementary Museums Magnet School -- Through the Eyes of My Haitian Friend on 01/12/2013 (13723)

Books & Books Inc is hosting the event FOCUS ON HAITI: So Spoke the Earth on 01/12/2013 (13724)

Books & Books Inc is hosting the event Live Music in the Courtyard: Sam Savage Trio on 01/12/2013 (13725)

Octavia Books is hosting the event Octavia Books Science Fiction Book Club- The Pastel City on 01/12/2013 (13730)

Flyleaf Books is hosting the event Flyleaf Book Lovers Club Discussion: Everything is Obvious: How Common Sense Fails Us by Duncan Watts on 01/14/2013 (13671)

Charis Books & More is hosting the event Writing With Intent on 01/14/2013 (13677)

Miles Arceneaux, author of Thin Slice of Life, will be appearing at Garden District Book Shop, 01/14/2013 (13685)

Parnassus Books is hosting the event Parnassus Book Club: The Paris Wife and A Moveable Feast on 01/14/2013 (13697)

Gayle Forman will be appearing at Books & Books Inc, 01/14/2013 (13726)

Richard Leonard, author of House by the Creek, will be appearing at Quail Ridge Books & Music, 01/15/2013 (13660)

Page & Palette is hosting the event Book Club Night with Anderson and Stephanie on 01/15/2013 (13663)

Regulator Bookshop is hosting the event Daniel Greyber in conversation with Joe Harvard on 01/15/2013 (13665)

William Rau, author of 19th-Century European Painting: From Barbizon to La Belle ?poque, will be appearing at Garden District Book Shop, 01/15/2013 (13686)

L. Jagi Lamplighter, author of Prospero in Hell , will be appearing at Fountain Bookstore, 01/15/2013 (13693)

Katrina Kenison, author of Magical Journey: An Apprenticeship in Contentment, will be appearing at Parnassus Books, 01/15/2013 (13698)

Andrea Ford, author of The Wisdom of the Enneagram: The Complete Guide to Psychological and Spiritual Growth for the Nine Personality Types , will be appearing at City Lights Bookstore, 01/15/2013 (13706)

Vernon Valentine Palmer, author of THROUGH THE CODES DARKLY, will be appearing at Octavia Books, 01/15/2013 (13731)

Quail Ridge Books & Music is hosting the event NC Opera's Eric Mitchko on The Ring on 01/16/2013 (13661)

Michael Morris, author of , will be appearing at Page & Palette, 01/16/2013 (13664)

Audra Ang, author of To the People, Food Is Heaven: Stories of Food and Life in a Changing China, will be appearing at Flyleaf Books, 01/16/2013 (13672)

Nick Bruell, author of Bad Kitty School Daze, will be appearing at FoxTale Book Shoppe, 01/16/2013 (13683)

Adamari Lopez, author of Viviendo, will be appearing at Books & Books Inc, 01/16/2013 (13727)

Bound To Be Read Books is hosting the event January Book Club discusses The Perks of Being a Wallflower on 01/17/2013 (13635)

Charis Books & More is hosting the event Cliterati Open No-Mic Featuring Mariana McDonald on 01/17/2013 (13678)

James Sheehan will be appearing at Inkwood Books, 01/17/2013 (13680)

Susannah Cahalan, author of Brain on Fire , will be appearing at Books & Books Inc, 01/17/2013 (13728)

Flyleaf Books is hosting the event A Conversation with theatre director Anne Bogart on 01/19/2013 (13673)

The Fountainhead Bookstore is hosting the event Reception for Fiction Contest Winner Tom Hooker on 01/19/2013 (13687)

Janis Ian, author of Society's Child, will be appearing at Parnassus Books, 01/19/2013 (13699)

Linda Star Wolf, author of Sacred Medicine of Bee, Butterfly, Earthworm & Spider, will be appearing at City Lights Bookstore, 01/19/2013 (13707)

Chuck Thurston, author of Senior Scribbles Unearthed, will be appearing at Barnhill's, 01/19/2013 (13711)

Octavia Books is hosting the event Octavia Books Book Club on 01/19/2013 (13732)

John Parascandola, author of King of Poisons: A History of Arsenic, will be appearing at Fountain Bookstore, 01/22/2013 (13694)

Kim Marie Vaz, author of THE BABY DOLLS - Breaking the Race and Gender Barriers of the New Orleans Mardi Gras Tradition, will be appearing at Octavia Books, 01/22/2013 (13733)

Barbara Fredrickson will be appearing at Flyleaf Books, 01/24/2013 (13666)

Janna McMahan  will be appearing at Books on Broad, 01/26/2013 (13692)

Park Road Books is hosting the event Park Road Books Foodie Book Club on 01/29/2013 (13657)

Jen Lancaster, author of Here I Go Again, will be appearing at Fiction Addiction, 01/31/2013 (13689)

Cavalier House Books is hosting the event Book Club Meeting - Thinking Fast and Slow on 02/05/2013 (13629)

Margaret Wrinkle, author of Wash, will be appearing at Alabama Booksmith, 02/05/2013 (13645)

Ron Rash, author of Nothing Gold Can Stay, will be appearing at Alabama Booksmith, 02/22/2013 (13701)

Alabama Booksmith is hosting the event An Evening with Garrison Keillor on 03/25/2013 (13702)

Jill McCorkle will be appearing at Alabama Booksmith, 04/08/2013 (13703)

Ann B. Ross will be appearing at The Fountainhead Bookstore, 04/09/2013 (13688)

 


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