Believing is more fun than not believing


{Believing is more fun than not believing}

In which Ms. Susan Snowden’s novel sells more copies than Fifty Shades of Grey, Ms. Josephine Humphreys discusses ten very important books, a woman named Lila considers whether happy endings are possible in the town of Raeford, and Mr. Ed Southern chooses to believe in the mystical powers of black eyed peas.

December 30, 2012



Dearest readers,

What is the first book you read in 2013? When we inquired this of the people who follow the ARTS Facebook page, we received a fascinating collection of responses—and a list of books that could well carry one over until the next new year. J.K. Rowling’s Casual Vacancy is high on many people’s tbr stack, but among the other books people told us they were planning to pick up are:

Casual Vacancy End of Your Life Book Club Mater Biscuit Sometimes a Great Notion Come In and Cover Me The Panther Shine Shine Shine Quiet Sweet Tooth The Mind of the South Mastery The House at Riverton

The End of Your Life Book Club
Sometimes a Great Notion
‘Mater Biscuit
Come In and Cover Me
The Panther
Shine Shine Shine
Quiet, the Power of Introverts
Sweet Tooth
Minding the South
Mastery
House at Riverton
Dick and Jane and Vampires
13th Sign
Wolf Hall
Chinaberry Sidewalks
Summer Breeze
Elsewhere
The Song of Achilles
The Round House
Come August Come Freedom
The General’s Son
The Kitchen House
Rainbow Pie

The first book her ladyship picked up for 2013? Birds of a Lesser Paradise by Megan Mayhew Bergman. She finished it in about a day and a half. What, she wonders, was yours?

Happy Reading!


her ladyship, the editor


Southern Indie Bestsellers

For the week ending December 30, 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. The Casual Vacancy
J.K. Rowling, Little Brown, $35, 9780316228534
2. Gone Girl
Gillian Flynn, Crown, $25, 9780307588364
3. Flight Behavior
Barbara Kingsolver, Harper, $28.99, 9780062124265
4. The Racketeer
John Grisham, Doubleday, $28.95, 9780385535144
5. The Art Forger
B.A. Shapiro, Algonquin, $23.95, 9781616201326
6. The Round House
Louise Erdrich, Harper, $27.99, 9780062065247
7. The Yellow Birds
Kevin Powers, Little Brown, $24.99, 9780316219365
8. Winter of the World
Ken Follett, Dutton, $36, 9780525952923
9. The Black Box
Michael Connelly, Little Brown, $27.99, 9780316069434
10. Bring Up the Bodies
Hilary Mantel, Holt, $28, 9780805090031
11. This Is How You Lose Her
Junot Díaz, Riverhead, $26.95, 9781594487361
12. Back to Blood
Tom Wolfe, Little Brown, $30, 9780316036313
13. Sweet Tooth
Ian McEwan, Nan A. Talese, $26.95, 9780385536820
14. The Forgotten
David Baldacci, Grand Central, $27.99, 9780446573054
15. The Time Keeper
Mitch Albom, Hyperion, $24.99, 9781401322786

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. The Patriarch
David Nasaw, Penguin Press, $40, 9781594203763
7. Behind the Beautiful Forevers
Katherine Boo, Random House, $27, 9781400067558
8. America Again
Stephen Colbert, Grand Central, $28.99, 9780446583978
9. Killing Lincoln
Bill O'Reilly, Martin Dugard, Holt, $28, 9780805093070
10. No Easy Day
Mark Owen, Dutton, $26.95, 9780525953722
11. Roll Me Up and Smoke Me When I Die
Willie Nelson, Morrow, $22.99, 9780062193643
12. I Could Pee on This
Francesco Marciuliano, Chronicle, $12.95, 9781452110585
13. Hallucinations
Oliver Sacks, Knopf, $26.95, 9780307957245
14. Far From the Tree
Andrew Solomon, Scribner, $37.5, 9780743236713
15. The Signal and the Noise
Nate Silver, Penguin Press, $27.95, 9781594204111

Trade Paperback Fiction


1. Life of Pi
Yann Martel, Mariner, $15.95, 9780547848419
2. The Paris Wife
Paula McLain, Ballantine, $15, 9780345521316
3. Fifty Shades of Grey
E.L. James, Vintage, $15.95, 9780345803481
4. State of Wonder
Ann Patchett, Harper Perennial, $15.99, 9780062049810
5. The Sense of an Ending
Julian Barnes, Vintage, $14.95, 9780307947727
6. Cloud Atlas
David Mitchell, Random House, $15, 9780812984415
7. Rules of Civility
Amor Towles, Penguin, $16, 9780143121169
8. Wolf Hall
Hilary Mantel, Picador, $16, 9780312429980
9. The Perks of Being a Wallflower
Stephen Chbosky, MTV Books, $14, 9781451696196
10. The Hobbit
J.R.R. Tolkien, Mariner, $13.95, 9780547928227
11. The Night Circus
Erin Morgenstern, Anchor, $15, 9780307744432
12. The Marriage Plot
Jeffrey Eugenides, Picador, $16, 9781250014764
13. Fifty Shades Darker
E.L. James, Vintage, $15.95, 9780345803498
14. The Art of Fielding
Chad Harbach, Back Bay, $14.99, 9780316126670
15. The Great Gatsby
F.Scott Fitzgerald, Scribner, $15, 9780743273565

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. F in Exams
Richard Benson, Chronicle, $9.95, 9780811878319
4. Bossypants
Tina Fey, Reagan Arthur Books, $15.99, 9780316056878
5. In the Garden of Beasts
Erik Larson, Broadway, $16, 9780307408853
6. The Swerve
Stephen J. Greenblatt, Norton, $16.95, 9780393343403
7. Unlikely Friendships
Jennifer S. Holland, Workman, $13.95, 9780761159131
8. The World Almanac and Book of Facts
Sarah Janssen (Ed.), World Almanac, $12.99, 9781600571626
9. F for Effort!
Richard Benson, Chronicle, $9.95, 9781452113227
10. The Old Farmer's Almanac 2013
unknown, Old Farmer's Almanac, $6.95, 9781571985736
11. Lady Almina and the Real Downton Abbey
The Countess of Carnarvon, Broadway, $15.99, 9780770435622
12. Catherine the Great
Robert K. Massie, Random House, $20, 9780345408778
13. Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? (and Other Concerns)
Mindy Kaling, Three Rivers, $14, 9780307886279
14. Destiny of the Republic
Candice Millard, Anchor, $16, 9780767929714
15. Tiny Beautiful Things
Cheryl Strayed, Vintage, $14.95, 9780307949332

Mass Market


1. The Hobbit
J.R.R. Tolkien, Del Rey, $8.99, 9780345534835
2. A Game of Thrones
George R.R. Martin, Bantam, $8.99, 9780553593716
3. A Clash of Kings
George R.R. Martin, Bantam, $8.99, 9780345535429
4. Fall of Giants
Ken Follett, Signet, $9.99, 9780451232854
5. A Storm of Swords
George R.R. Martin, Bantam, $8.99, 9780553573428
6. The Fellowship of the Ring
J.R.R. Tolkien, Ballantine, $8.99, 9780345339706
7. 1984
George Orwell, Signet, $9.99, 9780451524935
8. V Is for Vengeance
Sue Grafton, Berkley, $7.99, 9780425250563
9. Ender's Game
Orson Scott Card, Tor, $6.99, 9780812550702
10. The Affair
Lee Child, Dell, $9.99, 9780440246305

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. Pete the Cat: I Love My White Shoes
Eric Litwin, James Dean (Illus.), Harper, $16.99, 9780061906220
5. Pete the Cat and His Four Groovy Buttons
Eric Litwin, James Dean (Illus.), Harper, $16.99, 9780062110589
6. This Is Not My Hat
Jon Klassen, Candlewick, $15.99, 9780763655990
7. The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore
William Joyce, Atheneum, $17.99, 9781442457027
8. Goodnight, Goodnight, Construction Site
Sherri Duskey Rinker, Tom Lichtenheld (Illus.), Chronicle, $16.99, 9780811877824
9. I Want My Hat Back
Jon Klassen, Candlewick, $15.99, 9780763655983
10. The Polar Express
Chris Van Allsburg, Houghton Mifflin, $18.95, 9780395389492

Children's Interest


1. The Fault in Our Stars
John Green, Dutton, $17.99, 9780525478812
2. Who Could That Be at This Hour?
Lemony Snicket, Little Brown, $15.99, 9780316123082
3. Lego Ninjago: Character Encyclopedia
Claire Sipi, DK Publishing, $18.99, 9780756698126
4. Looking for Alaska
John Green, Puffin, $9.99, 9780142402511
5. The Further Tale of Peter Rabbit
Emma Thompson, Eleanor Taylor (Illus.), Frederick Warne and Company, $20, 9780723269106
6. The Book Thief
Markus Zusak, Knopf, $12.99, 9780375842207
7. The Wimpy Kid Movie Diary (Dog Days revised and expanded edition)
Jeff Kinney, Amulet, $15.95, 9781419706424
8. Paper Towns
John Green, Speak, $9.99, 9780142414934
9. The Wimpy Kid Do-It-Yourself Book
Jeff Kinney, Amulet, $12.95, 9780810989955
10. Liar & Spy
Rebecca Stead, Wendy Lamb Books, $15.99, 9780385737432

Children's Fiction Series Titles


1. Diary of a Wimpy Kid:The Third Wheel
Jeff Kinney, Amulet, $13.95, 9781419705847
2. The Hunger Games
Suzanne Collins, Scholastic, $12.99, 9780545425117
3. Matched
Ally Condie, Speak, $9.99, 9780142419779
4. Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Cabin Fever
Jeff Kinney, Amulet, $13.95, 9781419702235
5. The Mark of Athena (The Heroes of Olympus, Book Three)
Rick Riordan, Hyperion, $19.99, 9781423140603
6. The Knight at Dawn (The Magic Tree House #2)
Mary Pope Osborne, Sal Murdocca (Illus.), Random House, $4.99, 9780679824121
7. The Lost Hero (The Heroes of Olympus, Book One)
Rick Riordan, Hyperion, $9.99, 9781423113461
8. Catching Fire (The Hunger Games, #2)
Suzanne Collins, Scholastic, $17.99, 9780439023498
9. Dinosaurs Before Dark (Magic Tree House #1)
Mary Pope Osborne, Sal Murdocca (Illus.), Random House, $4.99, 9780679824114
10. Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone
J.K.Rowling, Scholastic, $10.99, 9780590353427

 

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Lady Banks' Commonplace Book


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

Birds of a Lesser ParadiseMore beautiful than proud

Lila pulled out of the prison gates, her body still humming with adrenaline. She didn’t have enough time to go hoome before meeting Clay at the wine bar in town, so she pulled the truck over on the side of the road near the old Edgerton place. The road was empty and she couldn’t see anyone around, so she got out of the car and opened the passenger-side door, which faced the tree line. Lila stepped out of her boots and work pants and for a second exposed the naked body she was still proud of. She slipped the black dress over her head, the soft fabric sliding down her back and falling into place.

She used the passenger-side mirror to do her lipstick, careful to cover the pink, tattooed lines where the swollen flesh of her lip used to end.

To her right, wild turkeys ran through barren fields, fields that once grew cotton and tobacco, fields that someone was too poor or too old to tend. She wiped the lipstick from her teeth.

Maybe tonight would be different. Maybe Clay would take her hand and she’d let him. Maybe, after wine, they’d eat a big meal at Brodie’s, tip like movie stars.
But what kind of woman found a happy ending in Raeford? Lila drove the deserted country road toward the dying town she called home. She imagined Clay’s strong hands on her body again and wished she was more beautiful than proud.

--Megan Mayhew Bergman, Birds of a Lesser Paradise: Stories (Scribner, 2012) 9781451643350.

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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).

Folkstreams is an incredible online archive of documentary films about American folk and roots music and culture. folkstream.net

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Author Gossip

The Grimke SistersWith thoughts of writing a historical novel, she began researching the lives of Sarah and Angelina Grimké, daughters of a wealthy plantation owner, who traveled throughout the United States proselytizing for the American Anti-Slavery Society. The novel never materialized, but her research led to a new career. Gerda Lerner dies at 92

As the highest decorated poet in the land, Trethewey is a Mississippi champion. Her league is “Arts and Letters” and her sport is “poetry,” and though she once cheered her Bulldogs from the sidelines as head cheerleader at the University of Georgia in the late 1980s, the recent honor of U.S. poet laureate puts her on a playing field shared by just a select few. A working writer

My mother and father are 79 and 82 respectively, and in need of more and more of me as time flies. After twenty years of driving through the Smoky Mountains of Tennessee and North Carolina in order to get to them, it is now time to remove those seven hours and those winding roads, that I feel I know every bump and curve of from the equation. After thirty-eight years of being away from South Carolina it is time to go home. Nikki Finney decides to go home 

Have the years that I began with greens, black-eyed peas and corn bread been luckier and more prosperous than those that I did not?  Well, yes, by and large, as best as I can remember.  Do I really believe that this meal has mystical powers?  I’d say I believe it for the same reason I believe in ghosts: it’s so much more fun than not believing. And a prosperous New Year to you, too

Rich in Love“I wound up spending four years at Duke under his spell—a spell that will last . . . for the rest of my life. What he gave me, and gave everyone, was a faith in language—as a path to wisdom, as healing medicine, as revelation. Nothing less.” Josephine Humphreys’ Top Ten list

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

Renea Winchester star , Jefferson , Texas 01/17/2013 - 01/20/2013

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Bookstore Gossip

Square Books, Books and Books, Faulkner House: the best bookstores in America

2012 Bestsellers are all about the local authors at The Fountainhead Bookstore in Hendersonville, NC

Southern Fried LiesHendersonville can be particularly proud that 6 of these titles were written by Local authors.  Additionally, 2 of the titles are by a regional author. In the number one spot, the Miss Julia series is an all-time favorite written by local resident Ann B. Ross.  The books, set in the fictional small southern town of Abbottsville, are popular nationwide as attested by the fact that the Miss Julia series consistently hits the New York Times Bestsellers list. In the number two slot, another local author with her debut novel, Southern Fried Lies by Susan Snowden.  Although Snowden has been published in many literary journals, this is her first novel. Through shear word of mouth, Southern Fried Lies quickly climbed the bestselling list, even beating out Fifty Shades of Grey. For an extended bestsellers list (which includes a couple more local authors) go to www.fountainheadbookstore.com.

1.  Miss Julia to the Rescue, Ann B. Ross (Local)
2. Southern Fried Lies, Susan Snowden, (Local)
3. Sea Change, Karen White (Regional)
4. Fifty Shades of Grey, James
5.  Lions of the West, Robert Morgan (Local)
6.  Casual Vacancy, J. K. Rowling
7.  Laurie Bakke's Cookbook (her third straight year on the top 10 list - Local)
8.  Gifts of Imperfection, Brene Brown
9.  State of Wonder, Ann Patchett
10.  House on Tradd Street, Karen White (Regional)
11. Miss Julia Speaks Her Mind, Ann B. Ross (Local)
12.  Hendersonville and Flat Rock, Terry Ruscin (Local)

 

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Lady Banks' {Book} Trailer Park


The Dry Grass of August

The Dry Grass of AugustThe Dry Grass of August by Anna Jean Mayhew

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Read This!

Recommended Reading from The Indie Next List


A True HistoryA True History of the Captivation, Transport to Strange Lands, & Deliverance of Hannah Guttentag by Josh Russell

Like the Puritan-era narratives she studies, Hannah Guttentag's early-1990s narrative is a chronicle of the strange places she travels--Nashville, Ithaca, New Orleans, Cleveland, Nebraska--the savages who captivate her--librarians, grad students, professors, her baby--and the redemption she earns.

Josh Russell's previous novels are Yellow Jack and My Bright Midnight. An Illinois native--born in Carbondale, raised in Normal--he now lives in Decatur, Georgia with his wife and daughter.

True History

 

Full set of Okra Picks here

 

 

 

Snow White Must DieSnow White Must Die, by Nele Neuhaus
(Minotaur, $24.99, 9780312604257)
“This mesmerizing story comes from one of Germany’s most popular mystery writers. A seemingly normal small town is turned upside down when the body of a young woman is found and the convicted killer of two young girls who have never been found returns home after 10 years in prison. Nothing is as it seems as neighbor turns against neighbor and dark secrets from the past are slowly revealed by the diligent work of two police detectives who fear they have not done enough or worked quickly enough to save lives. Filled with enough twists and turns and motives and means to keep you guessing to the very end!” —Nancy McFarlane, Fiction Addiction, Greenville, SC

The InterceptThe Intercept: A Jeremy Fisk Novel, by Dick Wolf
(William Morrow, $27.99, 9780062064837)
“This debut by Wolf, the award-winning creator of the television series Law & Order, introduces Jeremy Fisk, a detective in the NYPD’s antiterrorism intelligence-gathering agency. After an attempted airline hijacking is foiled by a handful of passengers just days before the President is scheduled to attend a July 4th celebration in New York City, Fisk and other law enforcement specialists surmise that the hijacking was just a diversion. But then who — or what — is the real target? And how can the plan be foiled without knowing the identity of the real terrorist? Time is of the essence in this well written page-turner.” —Ellen Klein, Hooray for Books!, Alexandria, VA

The Boy in the SnowThe Boy in the Snow: An Edie Kiglatuk Mystery, by M.J. McGrath
(Viking Adult, $25.95, 9780670023691)
“Highly recommended for fans of Dana Stabenow’s Kate Shugak series, this follow-up to McGrath’s debut, White Heat, offers a view of the life of Inuits in Alaska. Half-Inuit Edie Kiglatuk is another strong heroine who has a troubled past but tries to do what she can to make things right. I look forward to learning more about what drives her in future books in this series.” —Nancy McFarlane, Fiction Addiction, Greenville, SC

The Great Pearl HeistThe Great Pearl Heist: London’s Greatest Thief and Scotland Yard’s Hunt for the World’s Most Valuable Necklace, by Molly Caldwell Crosby
(Berkley Hardcover, $25.95, 9780425252802)
“This is the true story of the heist of the most valuable pearl necklace in the world in 1913 London by one of the biggest international jewel thieves and the man who sent him to jail. This little-known case is a great read about how Scotland Yard began to use forensic sleuthing to solve crimes as well as a compelling description of how the criminals were almost able to get away with the theft.” —Beth Carpenter, The Country Bookshop, Southern Pines, NC

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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 Art Forger
The Round House

Back to Blood
The Forgotten
The Time Keeper
The Patriarch
No Easy Day

Roll Me Up and Smoke Me When I Die

Hallucinations

The Signal and the Noise

Fifty Shades Darker

The Art of Fielding
The Great Gatsby Lady Almina and the Real Downton Abbey

Destiny of the Republic
Tiny Beautiful Things
The Fellowship of the Ring
1984
The Affair

Pete the Cat: I Love My White Shoes
Pete the Cat and His Four Groovy Buttons

The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore

The Wimpy Kid Movie Diary (Dog Days revised and expanded edition)

Paper Towns

 


Author Readings

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)

Eric Meyers, author of The Astrology of Awakening: Volume 1-Eclipse of the Ego, will be appearing at Malaprop's Bookstore/Cafe, 01/10/2013 (13737)

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)

Jubal Tiner, author of The Waterhouse, will be appearing at Malaprop's Bookstore/Cafe, 01/12/2013 (13738)

Janice Fletcher, author of Wisdom from the Inner Teacher, will be appearing at Park Road Books, 01/12/2013 (13745)

Trey Carland, author of A Seekers Guide to Inner Peace (Notes to Self), will be appearing at Malaprop's Bookstore/Cafe, 01/13/2013 (13739)

M.O. Phoenix, author of Funniest Things My 6yr Old Says, will be appearing at Park Road Books, 01/13/2013 (13746)

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)

Adrian Van Young, author of The Man Who Noticed Everything, will be appearing at Malaprop's Bookstore/Cafe, 01/14/2013 (13740)

Malaprop's Bookstore/Cafe is hosting the event MYSTERY BOOKCLUB- I Am Half Sick of Shadows on 01/14/2013 (13741)

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)

Malaprop's Bookstore/Cafe is hosting the event COMIX CLUB - The Underwater Welder on 01/15/2013 (13742)

Malaprop's Bookstore/Cafe is hosting the event IT'S TIME TO TALK ABOUT IT SERIES ON EATING DISORDERS: EATING DISORDERS & WELLNESS: INTEGRATING THE RECOVERY MODEL WITH YOGA AND MINDFULNESS-BASED INT on 01/15/2013 (13743)

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)

georganne Spruce, author of With and Without Her: A Memoir of Being and Losing A Twin, will be appearing at Malaprop's Bookstore/Cafe, 01/17/2013 (13744)

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)

Bill Horn, author of Seasons on the Flats, will be appearing at Hooked On Books, 01/19/2013 (13734)

Janna McMahan , author of ANONYMITY, will be appearing at Park Road Books, 01/19/2013 (13747)

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)

Melissa de la Cruz, author of Gates of Paradise, will be appearing at Little Shop of Stories, 01/23/2013 (13748)

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)

Herman Parish will be appearing at Little Shop of Stories, 01/31/2013 (13749)

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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