Because every house should come with a copy of Goodnight, Moon


{Because every house should come with a copy of Goodnight, Moon}

In which a dozen books are added to her ladyship’s reading list, Ms. Sarah Dessen thinks Goodnight, Moon should be a requirement for every household, Mr. Wiley Cash insists it’s not just what you do, it’s what you think, and breakfast is served at half past eight.

January 13, 2012



Dearest readers,

What books are in your wish list? Would you like to add a dozen more? Southern Independent Booksellers recently announced their Spring selection of “Okra Picks” -- great forthcoming southern books that have either just landed on store shelves, or will be there in a few weeks. So what is on the list? New books by Ron Rash, Jill McCorkle, and the ever-charming Lee Brothers, among others:

A Long Day at the End of the World by Brent Hendricks Calling Me Home Hope's Gift House Girl Lee Bros Charleston Kitchen Life After Life the Next Time You See Me Nothing Gold Can Stay Wash Wings of Glass OUt of the Easy The Wisdom of Hair

Talk to your local booksellers--they’ll have special cards you can take to download the first chapters of some of the books. Or, you can simply take their word for it--no one knows good books like a good indie bookseller!

Happy Reading!


her ladyship, the editor


Southern Indie Bestsellers

For the week ending January 6, 2013

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. A Memory of Light
Robert Jordan, Brandon Sanderson, Tor, $34.99, 9780765325952
2. Gone Girl
Gillian Flynn, Crown, $25, 9780307588364
3. Tenth of December: Stories
George Saunders, Random House, $26, 9780812993806
4. The Racketeer
John Grisham, Doubleday, $28.95, 9780385535144
5. Flight Behavior
Barbara Kingsolver, Harper, $28.99, 9780062124265
6. The Round House
Louise Erdrich, Harper, $27.99, 9780062065247
7. The Last Runaway
Tracy Chevalier, Dutton, $26.95, 9780525952992
8. The Twelve Tribes of Hattie
Ayana Mathis, Knopf, $24.95, 9780385350280
9. Dear Life
Alice Munro, Knopf, $26.95, 9780307596888
10. Bring Up the Bodies
Hilary Mantel, Holt, $28, 9780805090031
11. Sweet Tooth
Ian McEwan, Nan A. Talese, $26.95, 9780385536820
12. The Casual Vacancy
J.K. Rowling, Little Brown, $35, 9780316228534
13. Me Before You
Jojo Moyes, Pamela Dorman/Viking, $27.95, 9780670026609
14. A Thousand Mornings
Mary Oliver, Penguin Press, $24.95, 9781594204777
15. Collateral Damage
Stuart Woods, Putnam Adult, $26.95, 9780399159862

Hardcover Nonfiction


1. Help, Thanks, Wow
Anne Lamott, Riverhead, $17.95, 9781594631290
2. Thomas Jefferson: The Art of Power
Jon Meacham, Random House, $35, 9781400067664
3. I Could Pee on This
Francesco Marciuliano, Chronicle, $12.95, 9781452110585
4. The World Until Yesterday
Jared M. Diamond, Viking, $36, 9780670024810
5. Killing Kennedy
Bill O'Reilly, Martin Dugard, Holt, $28, 9780805096668
6. Barefoot Contessa Foolproof
Ina Garten, Clarkson Potter, $35, 9780307464873
7. Killing Lincoln
Bill O'Reilly, Martin Dugard, Holt, $28, 9780805093070
8. My Share of the Task
General Stanley McChrystal, Portfolio, $29.95, 9781591844754
9. Wheat Belly
William Davis, Rodale, $25.99, 9781609611545
10. The Dude and the Zen Master
Jeff Bridges, Bernie Glassman, Blue Rider Press, $26.95, 9780399161643
11. Fat Chance
Robert Lustig, Hudson Street Press, $25.95, 9781594631009
12. Unbroken
Laura Hillenbrand, Random House, $27, 9781400064168
13. Behind the Beautiful Forevers
Katherine Boo, Random House, $27, 9781400067558
14. Ninja Innovation
Gary Shapiro, Morrow, $25.99, 9780062242327
15. The Last Lion: Winston Spencer Churchill, Defender of the Realm, 1940-1965
William Manchester, Paul Reid, Little Brown, $40, 9780316547703

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. The Perks of Being a Wallflower
Stephen Chbosky, MTV Books, $14, 9781451696196
6. The Sense of an Ending
Julian Barnes, Vintage, $14.95, 9780307947727
7. Death Comes to Pemberley
P.D. James, Vintage, $15, 9780307950659
8. Rules of Civility
Amor Towles, Penguin, $16, 9780143121169
9. The Shoemaker's Wife
Adriana Trigiani, Harper, $15.99, 9780061257100
10. The Great Gatsby
F.Scott Fitzgerald, Scribner, $15, 9780743273565
11. State of Wonder
Ann Patchett, Harper Perennial, $15.99, 9780062049810
12. Fifty Shades Darker
E.L. James, Vintage, $15.95, 9780345803498
13. The Language of Flowers
Vanessa Diffenbaugh, Ballantine, $15, 9780345525550
14. Believing the Lie
Elizabeth George, NAL, $16, 9780451237699
15. Fifty Shades Freed
E.L. James, Vintage, $15.95, 9780345803504

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. The Swerve
Stephen J. Greenblatt, Norton, $16.95, 9780393343403
4. In the Garden of Beasts
Erik Larson, Broadway, $16, 9780307408853
5. Lady Almina and the Real Downton Abbey
The Countess of Carnarvon, Broadway, $15.99, 9780770435622
6. Outliers
Malcolm Gladwell, Back Bay, $16.99, 9780316017930
7. The World Almanac and Book of Facts 2013
Sarah Janssen (Ed.), World Almanac, $12.99, 9781600571626
8. Catherine the Great
Robert K. Massie, Random House, $20, 9780345408778
9. Wreck This Journal
Keri Smith, Perigee, $13.95, 9780399533464
10. How to Be a Woman
Caitlin Moran, Harper Perennial, $15.99, 9780062124296
11. Bossypants
Tina Fey, Reagan Arthur Books, $15.99, 9780316056878
12. F in Exams
Richard Benson, Chronicle, $9.95, 9780811878319
13. Eat to Live
Joel Fuhrman, Little Brown, $15.99, 9780316120913
14. I'm a Good Dog
Ken Foster, Viking Studio, $17.50, 9780670026203
15. The Old Farmer's Almanac 2013
Old Farmer's Almanac, $6.95, 9781571985736

Mass Market


1. To Kill a Mockingbird
Harper Lee, Warner, $7.99, 9780446310789
2. A Clash of Kings
George R.R. Martin, Bantam, $8.99, 9780345535429
3. The Hobbit
J.R.R. Tolkien, Del Rey, $8.99, 9780345534835
4. A Feast for Crows
George R.R. Martin, Bantam, $8.99, 9780553582024
5. A Game of Thrones
George R.R. Martin, Bantam, $8.99, 9780553593716
6. Taken
Robert Crais, Berkley, $9.99, 9780425250594
7. The Affair
Lee Child, Dell, $9.99, 9780440246305
8. Lord of the Flies
William Golding, Berkley, $9.99, 9780399501487
9. A Storm of Swords
George R.R. Martin, Bantam, $8.99, 9780553573428
10. Ender's Game
Orson Scott Card, Tor, $6.99, 9780812550702

Children's Illustrated


1. Goodnight Moon
Margaret Wise Brown, Clement Hurd (Illus.), Harper, $8.99, 9780694003617
2. On the Night You Were Born
Nancy Tillman, Feiwel & Friends, $7.99, 9780312601553
3. Safari: A Photicular Book
Dan Kainen, Carol Kaufmann, Workman, $24.95, 9780761163800
4. Pat the Bunny
Dorothy Kunhardt, Golden, $9.99, 9780307120007
5. Pete the Cat and His Four Groovy Buttons
Eric Litwin, James Dean (Illus.), Harper, $16.99, 9780062110589
6. The Very Hungry Caterpillar
Eric Carle, Putnam, $10.99, 9780399226908
7. Huggy Kissy
Leslie Patricelli, Candlewick, $6.99, 9780763632465
8. Good Night, Gorilla
Peggy Rathmann, Putnam, $7.99, 9780399230035
9. Pete the Cat: I Love My White Shoes
Eric Litwin, James Dean (Illus.), Harper, $16.99, 9780061906220
10. Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See?
Bill Martin, Eric Carle (Illus.), Holt, $7.95, 9780805047905

Children's Interest


1. The Fault in Our Stars
John Green, Dutton, $17.99, 9780525478812
2. Son
Lois Lowry, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, $17.99, 9780547887203
3. Wonder
R.J. Palacio, Knopf, $15.99, 9780375869020
4. Looking for Alaska
John Green, Speak, $9.99, 9780142402511
5. Who Could That Be at This Hour?
Lemony Snicket, Little Brown, $15.99, 9780316123082
6. The Book Thief
Markus Zusak, Knopf, $12.99, 9780375842207
7. Number the Stars
Lois Lowry, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, $6.99, 9780547577098
8. Paper Towns
John Green, Speak, $9.99, 9780142414934
9. Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children
Ransom Riggs, Quirk, $17.99, 9781594744761
10. Just One Day
Gayle Forman, Dutton, $17.99, 9780525425915

Children's Fiction Series Titles


1. Diary of a Wimpy Kid:The Third Wheel
Jeff Kinney, Amulet, $13.95, 9781419705847
2. Mockingjay (The Final Book of the Hunger Games)
Suzanne Collins, Scholastic, $17.99, 9780439023511
3. Catching Fire (The Hunger Games, #2)
Suzanne Collins, Scholastic, $17.99, 9780439023498
4. Bad Kitty School Daze
Nick Bruel, Roaring Brook, $13.99, 9781596436701
5. The Mark of Athena (The Heroes of Olympus, Book Three)
Rick Riordan, Hyperion, $19.99, 9781423140603
6. The Hunger Games
Suzanne Collins, Scholastic, $12.99, 9780545425117
7. The Son of Neptune (The Heroes of Olympus, Book Two)
Rick Riordan, Hyperion, $19.99, 9781423140597
8. Crossed (Matched, Book 2)
Ally Condie, Dutton, $17.99, 9780525423652
9. Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Cabin Fever
Jeff Kinney, Amulet, $13.95, 9781419702235
10. Night of the Ninjas (Magic Tree House #5)
Mary Pope Osborne, Sal Murdocca (Illus.), Random House, $4.99, 9780679863717

 

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Lady Banks' Commonplace Book


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

An Antebellum Plantation HouseholdA morning at The Eutaw

Perhaps you would like to know how we spend our days. Breakfast is from half past eight to quarter to nine. I get up at seven. Mr. Sinkler five mornings out of seven gets up at four or five and mounts a horse and goes off to shoot English wild ducks or deer or foxes.  All the family assemble at nine thirty for family prayers. There is a great variety of hot cakes, waffles, biscuits. I don’t take to all these vanities however and always eat toast for breakfast and supper. They make excellent wheat bread and toast it very nicely by the coals. Hominy is a most favorite dish. They eat it at all their meals. It is what is called grits in Philadelphia. We take breakfast in the hall and sit there all morning. Soon after breakfast our little carriage comes to the door and we set off to take a drive. The whole equipage is quite comme il faut. The carriage is perfectly plain just holding two persons. The horses are very dark brown with plain black harness. When we set out the dogs come running up so we have a cortege of two greyhounds and two terriers generally. We are always proceeded by Sampson on horseback to open gates. We are home at twelve or one and I then read and sew until dinner time. We dine between three and four. Eliza is an excellent housekeeper, and the ice cream here is really the best I ever tasted. We have supper at half past eight which is very much like breakfast except we have cold meat and after the cloth is removed wine and cordials. In the evening we have music, both piano and guitar.

--Emily Wharton Sinkler, letter, December 5 1842. An Antebellum Plantation Household by Anne Sinkler Whaley LeClercq (University of South Carolina Press, 1996) 9781570036347

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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).

The Iguana TreeThe Iguana Tree is a novel concerned with what it means to want, to believe, to love, to fail, to hope. Héctor and Lilia fight for independence, for parenthood, for marriage, for legacy, for a place of their own in the allegedly hospitable American South. Beauty and corruption, good and evil, exist in a near-perfect balance on both sides of the border—and within the conflicted thoughts and actions of the protagonists themselves. The Iguana Tree 9781891885167

A Town of Empty RoomsThe collision between outsiders and the South is a well-worn theme in Southern literature. Sometimes, the Outsider is actually a local, like young Scout in “To Kill a Mockingbird” or the Atlanta yuppies on a river-raft outing gone wrong in James Dickey’s “Deliverance.” Wilmington writer Karen Bender gives the old motif a new spin in her second novel, “A Town of Empty RoomsWilmington writer gives old motif new spin 9781619020696

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Author Gossip

A Land More Kind Than HomeI grew up with a mother who read to my sister, brother, and me, and early on I understood that life isn’t just about the things you do; it’s also about the things you think, and thinking is what reading gave me the time and the tools to do. That may be why I was always so taken with the sculpture “Storyteller” that sat in the foyer of the main branch of the Gaston County Public Library. An interview with Wiley Cash 9780062088239

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

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Bookstore Gossip

Goodnight MoonIf Sarah Dessen had her way, every household would come equipped with “Goodnight Moon.” But not every home has a copy of the children’s classic ready-for-bed story, or “Make Way for Ducklings” or the Madeline books, Dessen understands. That’s why the Chapel Hill writer of young adult novels is such a big supporter of Book Harvest. “Reading helps you get out of your own life,” Dessen said recently. “It’s a starting point for your imagination. I was fortunate that I grew up in a household with lots of books, and I believe everyone should have that same opportunity.” A book harvest at Flyleaf Books 9780060775858

Over the last few years, a long-rundown stretch of South Main Street has seen a revival as an emerging arts district. The Civic Media Center, the Citizens Co-op food market and an array of art studios and galleries have moved into storefronts and abandoned church and garage buildings. Wild Iris Books has plans to relocate here and join the burgeoning arts and activism scene.  But this growing, tight-knit community of artists and sustainability activists has concerns that city government may break their momentum. Relocation plans concern community

The Racketeer“Mary Gay was an early advocate for both ‘A Time to Kill’ and ‘The Firm,’” Grisham, in an email to Arkansas Business, said of his first novels, published in 1989 and 1991. “She hand-sold hundreds of them and pushed them with great enthusiasm. For a rookie author, this was huge.” John Grisham on That Bookstore in Blytheville 9780385535144

A monster corporation edging out a locally owned business -- it's a tale as old as You've Got Mail. (Hey, remember when AOL was culturally relevant?) Coconut Grove's quaint cafe/bookseller, Bookstore in the Grove, is the latest to face this modern fate. Luckily, the iconic local spot isn't closing entirely, just relocating. Bookstore in the Grove forced to move

The warehouses that once serviced the wharves of Richmond, Va., now house restaurants and stores, including the venerable independent Fountain Bookstore. A heron rookery bustles in the riverside treetops, the nestlings nourished by the fish that crowd the turbulent, oxygen-rich shallows below. The rapids offer the best urban kayaking in the United States. The Fall Line’s Fault

One of the South Carolina stores was opened by retired lawyer and University of South Carolina Adjunct Professor of English Bill Funderburk with his wife, state Rep. Laurie Slade Funderburk. On June 12, the Funderburks opened Books on Broad in downtown Camden, South Carolina. Camden is seeing a surge in local shopping, and Funderburk is happy to be a part of  it. 42 new indie bookstores in 2012

 

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Lady Banks' {Book} Trailer Park


The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks

The Immortal Life of Heniretta LacksThe Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot

Her name was Henrietta Lacks, but scientists know her as HeLa. She was a poor Southern tobacco farmer who worked the same land as her slave ancestors, yet her cells--taken without her knowledge--became one of the most important tools in medicine. The first "immortal" human cells grown in culture, they are still alive today, though she has been dead for more than sixty years. If you could pile all HeLa cells ever grown onto a scale, they'd weigh more than 50 million metric tons--as much as a hundred Empire State Buildings. HeLa cells were vital for developing the polio vaccine; uncovered secrets of cancer, viruses, and the atom bomb's effects; helped lead to important advances like in vitro fertilization, cloning, and gene mapping; and have been bought and sold by the billions. 

Yet Henrietta Lacks remains virtually unknown, buried in an unmarked grave. 
Now Rebecca Skloot takes us on an extraordinary journey, from the "colored" ward of Johns Hopkins Hospital in the 1950s to stark white laboratories with freezers full of HeLa cells; from Henrietta's small, dying hometown of Clover, Virginia--a land of wooden slave quarters, faith healings, and voodoo--to East Baltimore today, where her children and grandchildren live and struggle with the legacy of her cells. 

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Read This! Okra Picks and

Recommended Reading from City Lights in Sylva, NC


WashWash by Margaret Wrinkle

In this luminous debut, Margaret Wrinkle takes us on an unforgettable journey across continents and through time, from the burgeoning American South to West Africa and deep into the ancestral stories that reside in the soul. "Wash" introduces a remarkable new voice in American literature.

In early 1800s Tennessee, two men find themselves locked in an intimate power struggle. Richardson, a troubled Revolutionary War veteran, has spent his life fighting not only for his country but also for wealth and status. When the pressures of westward expansion and debt threaten to destroy everything he's built, he sets Washington, a young man he owns, to work as his breeding sire. Wash,the first member of Washhis family to be born into slavery, struggles to hold onto his only solace: the spirituality inherited from hisshamanic mother. As he navigates the treacherous currents of his position, despair and disease lead him to a potent healer named Pallas. Their tender love unfolds against this turbulent backdrop while she inspires him to forge a new understanding of his heritage and his place in it. Once Richardson and Wash find themselves at a crossroads, all three lives are pushed to the brink.

read the first chapter!

Full set of Okra Picks here


Recommended Reading from City Lights in Sylva, NC:

The RacketeerThe Outpost by Jake Tapper: When commanders in Washington D.C. decide to build an outpost in the valley of one of the most remote regions in Afghanistan, many of the soldiers tasked with operating from it have their doubts about the outpost's placement.  The terrain makes it too difficult to supply the outpost from the air so the only way to get supplies is from a treacherously narrow and deteriorating road.  Each trip is met with increasingly effective ambushes.  The enemy has the high ground and it seems that everyone, including the local villagers knows a large attack is impending.    On October 3rd 2009 that attack happened.  An estimated 400 insurgents attacked the 53 soldiers living at outpost.  This book is a terrific look in the realities of the war in Afghanistan, told with the perspectives of the soldiers whose lives are impacted by the misguided decisions of far-off commanders.  --Eon Alden 9780316185394

Jujitsu Rabbi and the Godless BlondeJujitsu Rabbi and the Godless Blonde by Rebecca Dana: I loved this book.  It's a fun read.  Dana's writing is beautiful one moment and humorous the next.  While there are not earth-shattering discoveries in the book, it is still a worthwhile read for those of us who have been disenchanted by organized religion.  The story also gives insight to those who have been so captivated by religion that they shut their eyes to the beauty of others. --Robin Whitley 9780399158773

In 2012 I read three older wonderful, quirky non-fiction books that shared a common element: despite not being memoir, each author's experience becomes intertwined with the story they're telling.

The Hare with the Amber EyesThe Hare with Amber Eyes by Edmund de Waal is a family history framed by a collection of netsuke (miniature carvings from Japan) which was assembled in belle epoch Paris by an ancestor of the author, and passed down to him through turns that illuminate the momentous events of the intervening years.

The Immortal LIfe of Henrietta LacksHeLa, the first immortal cell line was cultured from cancerous cells taken from a woman named Henrietta Lacks shortly before her death.In The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks, author Rebecca Skloot mixes medical history, ethics, physiology of cells and cancer, as well as the story of the Lacks family.  Skloot spent years compiling her rich, multi-faceted story, and in the course of writing the book she befriended Henrietta's youngest daughter, and so was herself changed by the storytelling.

Young Men and FireYoung Men and Fire by Norman MacLean is a decidedly un-polished account of the 1949 Mann Gulch tragedy in which 13 firefighters were killed by a wildfire in the rugged Montana mountains.  MacLean (author of A River Runs Through It) was somewhat obsessed with the story, and spent most of the latter years of his life trying to get the facts down on paper.  The manuscript was eventually published after his death, and while it's clunky, it is an interesting book showing a masterful writer struggling with a difficult story and his own mortality.  --Chris Wilcox

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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!

Me Before You Collateral Damage My Share of the Task Wheat Belly Ninja Innovation The Last Lion: Winston Spencer Churchill, Defender of the Realm, 1940-1965 The Shoemaker's Wife Fifty Shades Darker Believing the Lie Fifty Shades Freed Outliers Catherine the Great How to Be a Woman F in Exams Eat to Live I'm a Good Dog Taken
The Affair
Lord of the Flies Pete the Cat and His Four Groovy Buttons Huggy Kissy Pete the Cat: I Love My White Shoes Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See? Number the Stars Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children Just One Day


Author Readings

Melissa de la Cruz, author of Gates of Paradise, will be appearing at Little Shop of Stories, 01/23/2013 (13848)

Stephen Simms, author of Geoshifting: Social Cause Games, will be appearing at Park Road Books, 01/23/2013 (13758)

Luis Alberto Urrea, author of Queen of America, will be appearing at Parnassus Books, 01/23/2013 (13775)

Curtis Jobling, author of Nest of Serpents, Wereworld #4, will be appearing at Flyleaf Books, 01/23/2013 (13787)

James Farwell will be appearing at Garden District Book Shop, 01/23/2013 (13806)

Star Wolf, author of Spirit of the Wolf: Discovering the Power of Lupine Energy, will be appearing at Malaprop's Bookstore/Cafe, 01/24/2013 (13833)

Little Shop of Stories is hosting the event Little Shop Awards Storytime on 01/24/2013 (13849)

Joan Wickersham, author of The News From Spain, will be appearing at Bookstore1Sarasota, 01/24/2013 (13870)

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

Tim Dorsey will be appearing at Inkwood Books, 01/24/2013 (13767)

Keith O'Brien, author of OUTSIDE SHOT, will be appearing at Octavia Books, 01/24/2013 (13770)

Marjorie Celona, author of Y, will be appearing at Parnassus Books, 01/24/2013 (13776)

Barbara Frederickson will be appearing at Flyleaf Books, 01/24/2013 (13788)

Books & Books Inc is hosting the event MUSEUM LECTURE: Tom Gjelten -- Bacardi and the Long Fight for Cuba on 01/24/2013 (13817)

Barbara Vinick, author of Today I am a Woman: Stories of Bat Mitzvah Around the World, will be appearing at Books & Books Inc, 01/24/2013 (13818)

Tommy Hays will be appearing at Malaprop's Bookstore/Cafe, 01/25/2013 (13834)

Mary Jane Clark will be appearing at Bookstore1Sarasota, 01/25/2013 (13871)

Nightbird Books is hosting the event Ann Teague reading from Adrienne Rich: A Tribute Anthology on 01/25/2013 (13877)

Books & Books Inc is hosting the event PANEL DISCUSSION IN SPANISH: El sincretismo cultural y la literatura on 01/25/2013 (13889)

Quail Ridge Books & Music is hosting the event Swift Creek with Winner Winner Chicken Dinner on 01/25/2013 (13751)

Joe Baroody, author of Chronicles of an Irreverent Reverend, will be appearing at Burry Bookstore, 01/25/2013 (13761)

Books & Books Inc is hosting the event Live Music in the Couryard: Saavedra on 01/25/2013 (13819)

Malaprop's Bookstore/Cafe is hosting the event JANUARY AUTHORS BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION FOR CHILDREN! on 01/26/2013 (13835)

Frank Lentriccia, author of The Accidental Pallbearer, will be appearing at Malaprop's Bookstore/Cafe, 01/26/2013 (13836)

Joanna Brady, author of The Woman at the Light, will be appearing at Hooked On Books, 01/26/2013 (13845)

Rolanda Turner, author of The Call, will be appearing at Literary BookPost, 01/26/2013 (13863)

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

Page & Palette is hosting the event Fairhope Writer's Forum - Public Reading of Original Works on 01/26/2013 (13754)

Emily Smith Pearce will be appearing at Park Road Books, 01/26/2013 (13759)

Susan Puckett, author of EAT DRINK DELTA: A Hungry Traveler?s Journey through the Soul of the South, will be appearing at Avid Bookshop, 01/26/2013 (13765)

Cornell Landry will be appearing at Octavia Books, 01/26/2013 (13771)

Parnassus Books is hosting the event Jazz By The Book on 01/26/2013 (13777)

Parnassus Books is hosting the event Saturday Story Time on 01/26/2013 (13778)

Ken Foster will be appearing at Union Avenue Books, 01/26/2013 (13790)

River Jordan , author of Praying for Strangers, will be appearing at FoxTale Book Shoppe, 01/26/2013 (13799)

Achim Nowak, author of Infectious, will be appearing at Books & Books Inc, 01/26/2013 (13821)

Walter Bennett, author of Leaving Tuscaloosa, will be appearing at Malaprop's Bookstore/Cafe, 01/27/2013 (13837)

Little Shop of Stories is hosting the event Caldecott Storytime on 01/27/2013 (13850)

Enid Shomer, author of The Twelve Rooms of the Nile, will be appearing at Bookstore1Sarasota, 01/27/2013 (13872)

Mary Jane Clark, author of The Twelve Rooms of the Nile, will be appearing at Inkwood Books, 01/27/2013 (13882)

Douglas Wa;;er, author of Wild Bill Donovan: The Spymaster Who Created the OSS and Modern American Espionage, will be appearing at Quail Ridge Books & Music, 01/27/2013 (13752)

James C. Howell, author of Struck from Behind: My Memories of God, will be appearing at Park Road Books, 01/27/2013 (13760)

Avid Bookshop is hosting the event January New & Notable Book Club: BRAIN ON FIRE on 01/27/2013 (13766)

Kadir Nelson will be appearing at Flyleaf Books, 01/27/2013 (13789)

David Madden will be appearing at Union Avenue Books, 01/27/2013 (13791)

James Johnson, author of For Gods and for Men, will be appearing at Fountain Bookstore, 01/27/2013 (13802)

Books & Books Inc is hosting the event Las Dos Brujas Workshop Participant Reading on 01/27/2013 (13822)

Sonia Behar, author of Isla Blanca, will be appearing at Books & Books Inc, 01/27/2013 (13823)

Books & Books Inc is hosting the event LAW & ORDER SERIES PRODUCER: Dick Wolf -- The Intercept on 01/28/2013 (13824)

Mary Jane Clark, author of Footprints in the Sand, will be appearing at Bookstore1Sarasota, 01/28/2013 (13873)

Books & Books Inc is hosting the event Panel Discussion on Representations of Violence in the Cinema on 01/29/2013 (13825)

James C. Cobb will be appearing at Avid Bookshop, 01/29/2013 (13857)

Nightbird Books is hosting the event Fiction Book Club: The Yellow Birds on 01/29/2013 (13878)

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

Milton Brasher-Cunningham, author of Keeping the Feast, will be appearing at Regulator Bookshop, 01/29/2013 (13781)

Andrea Ford, author of Keeping the Feast, will be appearing at City Lights Bookstore, 01/29/2013 (13795)

Jen Lancaster, author of Here I Go Again, will be appearing at Garden District Book Shop, 01/29/2013 (13807)

Bernice Steinhardt, author of Memories of Survival, will be appearing at Books & Books Inc, 01/30/2013 (13826)

Amy Wilentz, author of Farewell, Fred Voodoo, will be appearing at Books & Books Inc, 01/30/2013 (13827)

Nightbird Books is hosting the event Staff Favorites Book Club: Motherless Brooklyn by Jonathan Lethem on 01/30/2013 (13879)

Jen Lancaster will be appearing at Page & Palette, 01/30/2013 (13755)

Paul Reid, author of The Last Lion: Winston Spencer Churchill, Defender of the Realm 1940-1965, will be appearing at The Country Bookshop, 01/30/2013 (13756)

Union Avenue Books is hosting the event Bookaholics Anonymous at Union Ave Books on 01/30/2013 (13792)

Charis Books & More is hosting the event Free Artist's Way Introduction Class on 01/30/2013 (13800)

Books & Books Inc is hosting the event Temple Grandin -- University of Miami BankUnited Center on 01/31/2013 (13828)

Books & Books Inc is hosting the event UNIVERSITY OF MIAMI IBIS LITERARY & PERFORMANCE SERIES: Valerie Martinez on 01/31/2013 (13829)

Herman Parish will be appearing at Little Shop of Stories, 01/31/2013 (13851)

Paul Reid, author of The Last Lion: Winston Spencer Churchill, Defender of the Realm 1940-1965, will be appearing at Quail Ridge Books & Music, 01/31/2013 (13860)

Nightbird Books is hosting the event Winter's Bone - Film screening and book discussion on 01/31/2013 (13880)

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)

Edward J. Branley, author of Legendary Locals of New Orleans, will be appearing at Octavia Books, 01/31/2013 (13772)

Parnassus Books is hosting the event After School Story Time on 01/31/2013 (13779)

Charis Books & More is hosting the event Exploring Feminist and Womanist Spirituality and Ethics: a New Book Club on 01/31/2013 (13794)

Charis Books & More is hosting the event Exploring Feminist and Womanist Spirituality and Ethics: a New Book Club on 01/31/2013 (13801)

Eric Grizzle, author of Frederic: The Transforming Power of a Storm, will be appearing at Page & Palette, 02/01/2013 (13865)

Kim Harrison will be appearing at Quail Ridge Books & Music, 02/02/2013 (13861)

Literary BookPost is hosting the event Pirate Party with Barnacle Bill on 02/02/2013 (13864)

Larry G. Johnson, author of The War Baby, will be appearing at Horton's Books & Gifts, 02/02/2013 (13898)

Avid Bookshop is hosting the event February Young Readers' Book Club: A WRINKLE IN TIME on 02/03/2013 (13858)

Cavalier House Books is hosting the event Book Fair on 02/04/2013 (13838)

Eagle Eye Book Shop is hosting the event Atlanta Writers Club-Decatur on 02/04/2013 (13886)

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

Eagle Eye Book Shop is hosting the event Village Writers Group on 02/05/2013 (13885)

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

John Parascandola, author of King of Poisons: A History of Arsenic, will be appearing at Fountain Bookstore, 02/05/2013 (13694)

Reeve Lindbergh, author of Anne Morrow Lindbergh: Against Wind and Tide, will be appearing at Sanibel Island Bookshop, 02/06/2013 (13855)

Judith Rock, author of Pernelle's Escape: A Rhetoric of Death Novella, will be appearing at Bookstore1Sarasota, 02/06/2013 (13891)

Jonathan Katz, author of The Big Truck That Went By, will be appearing at Regulator Bookshop, 02/07/2013 (13840)

Brian Hare, author of The Genius of Dogs, will be appearing at Regulator Bookshop, 02/08/2013 (13841)

Avid Bookshop is hosting the event New Town Revue - Poetry/ Reading Series on 02/08/2013 (13859)

Jenny Milchman, author of Cover of Snow, will be appearing at Quail Ridge Books & Music, 02/08/2013 (13862)

The Fountainhead Bookstore is hosting the event Brighten Your Writing on 02/09/2013 (13842)

Hooked On Books is hosting the event TIM DORSEY, RIPTIDE ULTRA-GLIDE on 02/09/2013 (13846)

A Reader's Corner Bookstore is hosting the event Children's Story Time on 02/09/2013 (13852)

Nightbird Books is hosting the event VOV Documentary Film screening on 02/09/2013 (13881)

Quail Ridge Books & Music is hosting the event Director of the NC Symphony William Henry Curry on 02/10/2013 (13874)

Poets Heyen, Brady & Asmussen, author of Multiple Books, will be appearing at Bookstore1Sarasota, 02/10/2013 (13892)

Peter Lerangis will be appearing at Quail Ridge Books & Music, 02/11/2013 (13875)

Beth Revis will be appearing at Fiction Addiction, 02/12/2013 (13854)

Robert Sherer, author of Blood Works, will be appearing at Eagle Eye Book Shop, 02/12/2013 (13887)

Tim Dorsey, author of Pineapple Grenade, will be appearing at Cape Coral Books, 02/13/2013 (13856)

Wally Lamb, author of I Know That Much Is True, will be appearing at Bookstore1Sarasota, 02/15/2013 (13890)

Bookstore1Sarasota is hosting the event Sleuthfest Author Event on 02/15/2013 (13893)

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

Mark Statman, author of BLACK TULIPS: The Selected Poems of Jos? Mar?a Hinojosa, will be appearing at Octavia Books, 02/25/2013 (13769)

Stacey Cordery, author of Juliette Gordon Low: The Remarkable Founder of the Girl Scouts, will be appearing at Bookstore1Sarasota, 03/05/2013 (13894)

Ora Mendels, author of Family Wars: A Novel of Modern Israel, will be appearing at Bookstore1Sarasota, 03/07/2013 (13895)

Robert Macomber, author of Honorable Lies, will be appearing at Bookstore1Sarasota, 03/10/2013 (13896)

Adriana Trigiani will be appearing at Bookstore1Sarasota, 03/22/2013 (13897)

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

Okra Pick!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)

Okra Pick!Jill McCorkle will be appearing at That Bookstore in Blytheville, 04/15/2013 (13762)

 


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