On the joys of reading southern literature, naked


{On the joys of reading southern literature, naked}

In which her ladyship starts a project, a boy does something for which getting killed would be preferable to his father finding out, a lady discovers the implications of marrying a man from Arkansas, Mr. Bobby Deen attempts to rescue the South from the butter in his mother’s cooking, and Ms. Ruta Sepetys is given a pair of opera glasses that originally belonged to someone named Willie.

January 20, 2012



Dearest readers,

The other day her ladyship woke to find the first--and no doubt the only--hard frost she will have to endure this winter. She at last bent to the demands of the season and put on a sweater when she walked out to get her morning paper. Then she retreated back inside, set a pot of vegetable soup on the stove to simmer, and spent a glorious day re-arranging her bookshelves. She had decided, on a whim, to sort her fiction by continent--or perhaps by culture, with a view towards giving her beloved Russian novelists more shelf space.

She also decided that “southern fiction” deserved a case all of its own. The South is, after all, a country unto itself.

Southern Fiction Pile

So the first thing her ladyship did was to go through her shelves and pull out any novel set in the South, and stack them neatly on her large library table. This turned out to be something of a mistake, because now, while the library is in the process of being moved around, her ladyship must sit here surround by piles of wonderful southern books. Do you know how hard it is to get any work done under these circumstances? It would be like expecting a paparazzi photographer to ignore Jennifer Love Hewitt walking by with a baby stroller.

So, her ladyship’s day now goes something like this: Work for a couple hours…get distracted in the middle of writing an email by the ancient copy of Michael Malone’s Time’s Witness. Rein herself in, go back to work, then thirty minutes later pick up Bret Lott’s Eyes to See…get lost in the book for awhile, then shake herself and determinedly set the book down. Work work work. She makes little rules for herself, like “I will not pick up another book until I need to make more coffee.” But struck by a sudden memory of a story, she reaches for one anyway.

Another Southern Fiction Pile

It’s been impossible to get any work done, but her ladyship, the editor feels that she has the best of excuses.

Happy Reading!


her ladyship, the editor


Southern Indie Bestsellers

For the week ending January 20, 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. Gone Girl
Gillian Flynn, Crown, $25, 9780307588364
2. Tenth of December
George Saunders, Random House, $26, 9780812993806
3. A Memory of Light
Robert Jordan, Brandon Sanderson, Tor, $34.99, 9780765325952
4. Flight Behavior
Barbara Kingsolver, Harper, $28.99, 9780062124265
5. The Racketeer
John Grisham, Doubleday, $28.95, 9780385535144
6. The Fifth Assassin
Brad Meltzer, Grand Central, $27.99, 9780446553971
7. The Aviator's Wife
Melanie Benjamin, Delacorte Press, $26, 9780345528674
8. Me Before You
Jojo Moyes, Pamela Dorman/Viking, $27.95, 9780670026609
9. The Round House
Louise Erdrich, Harper, $27.99, 9780062065247
10. The Light Between Oceans
M.L. Stedman, Scribner, $25, 9781451681734
11. The Last Runaway
Tracy Chevalier, Dutton, $26.95, 9780525952992
12. The Black Box
Michael Connelly, Little Brown, $27.99, 9780316069434
13. Standing in Another Man's Grave
Ian Rankin, Reagan Arthur Books, $25.99, 9780316224581
14. The Painted Girls
Cathy Marie Buchanan, Riverhead, $27.95, 9781594486241
15. The Art Forger
B.A. Shapiro, Algonquin, $23.95, 9781616201326

Hardcover Nonfiction


1. Help, Thanks, Wow
Anne Lamott, Riverhead, $17.95, 9781594631290
2. My Beloved World
Sonia Sotomayor, Knopf, $27.95, 9780307594884
3. Thomas Jefferson: The Art of Power
Jon Meacham, Random House, $35, 9781400067664
4. I Could Pee on This
Francesco Marciuliano, Chronicle, $12.95, 9781452110585
5. The World Until Yesterday
Jared M. Diamond, Viking, $36, 9780670024810
6. Behind the Beautiful Forevers
Katherine Boo, Random House, $27, 9781400067558
7. Killing Kennedy
Bill O'Reilly, Martin Dugard, Holt, $28, 9780805096668
8. A Higher Call
Adam Makos, Larry Alexander, Berkley, $26.95, 9780425252864
9. The Dude and the Zen Master
Jeff Bridges, Bernie Glassman, Blue Rider Press, $26.95, 9780399161643
10. Jesus Calling
Sarah Young, Integrity, $15.99, 9781591451884
11. My Share of the Task
General Stanley McChrystal, Portfolio, $29.95, 9781591844754
12. Barefoot Contessa Foolproof
Ina Garten, Clarkson Potter, $35, 9780307464873
13. The Last Lion: Winston Spencer Churchill, Defender of the Realm, 1940-1965
William Manchester, Paul Reid, Little Brown, $40, 9780316547703
14. Killing Lincoln
Bill O'Reilly, Martin Dugard, Holt, $28, 9780805093070
15. Heads in Beds
Jacob Tomsky, Doubleday, $25.95, 9780385535632

Trade Paperback Fiction


1. The Paris Wife
Paula McLain, Ballantine, $15, 9780345521316
2. Rules of Civility
Amor Towles, Penguin, $16, 9780143121169
3. Death Comes to Pemberley
P.D. James, Vintage, $15, 9780307950659
4. The Perks of Being a Wallflower
Stephen Chbosky, MTV Books, $14, 9781451696196
5. The Great Gatsby
F.Scott Fitzgerald, Scribner, $15, 9780743273565
6. Life of Pi
Yann Martel, Mariner, $15.95, 9780547848419
7. Wolf Hall
Hilary Mantel, Picador, $16, 9780312429980
8. After the Rain
Karen White, NAL, $15, 9780451239686
9. Fifty Shades of Grey
E.L. James, Vintage, $15.95, 9780345803481
10. The Dressmaker
Kate Alcott, Anchor, $15, 9780307948199
11. The Language of Flowers
Vanessa Diffenbaugh, Ballantine, $15, 9780345525550
12. The Sense of an Ending
Julian Barnes, Vintage, $14.95, 9780307947727
13. State of Wonder
Ann Patchett, Harper Perennial, $15.99, 9780062049810
14. The Snow Child
Eowyn Ivey, Reagan Arthur/Back Bay Books, $14.99, 9780316175661
15. Fifty Shades Darker
E.L. James, Vintage, $15.95, 9780345803498

Trade Paperback Nonfiction


1. Proof of Heaven
Eben Alexander, M.D., S&S, $15.99, 9781451695199
2. Lady Almina and the Real Downton Abbey
The Countess of Carnarvon, Broadway, $15.99, 9780770435622
3. In the Garden of Beasts
Erik Larson, Broadway, $16, 9780307408853
4. Team of Rivals
Doris Kearns Goodwin, S&S, $21, 9781451688092
5. The World Almanac and Book of Facts 2013
Sarah Janssen (Ed.), World Almanac, $12.99, 9781600571626
6. Citizens of London
Lynne Olson, Random House, $17, 9780812979350
7. Catherine the Great
Robert K. Massie, Random House, $20, 9780345408778
8. Bossypants
Tina Fey, Reagan Arthur Books, $15.99, 9780316056878
9. F for Effort!
Richard Benson, Chronicle, $9.95, 9781452113227
10. Wreck This Journal
Keri Smith, Perigee, $13.95, 9780399533464
11. Cocktail Hour Under the Tree of Forgetfulness
Alexandra Fuller, Penguin, $15, 9780143121343
12. Zagat 2013 Miami/So. Florida Restaurants
Zagat, $15.95, 9781604785258
13. The 5 Love Languages
Gary Chapman, Northfield, $14.99, 9780802473158
14. Fodor's Paris 2013
Fodor's, $19.99, 9780307929280
15. Crossing the Borders of Time
Leslie Maitland, Other Press, $17.95, 9781590515709

Mass Market


1. To Kill a Mockingbird
Harper Lee, Warner, $7.99, 9780446310789
2. The Catcher in the Rye
J.D. Salinger, Warner, $6.99, 9780316769488
3. A Game of Thrones
George R.R. Martin, Bantam, $8.99, 9780553593716
4. The Hobbit
J.R.R. Tolkien, Del Rey, $8.99, 9780345534835
5. Taken
Robert Crais, Berkley, $9.99, 9780425250594
6. A Clash of Kings
George R.R. Martin, Bantam, $8.99, 9780345535429
7. The Diary of a Young Girl
Anne Frank, Bantam, $7.99, 9780553577129
8. A Feast for Crows
George R.R. Martin, Bantam, $8.99, 9780553582024
9. And Then There Were None
Agatha Christie, Harper, $6.99, 9780062073488
10. Kill Shot
Vince Flynn, Atria, $9.99, 9781416595229

Children's Illustrated


1. Goodnight Moon
Margaret Wise Brown, Clement Hurd (Illus.), Harper, $8.99, 9780694003617
2. Pete the Cat and His Four Groovy Buttons
Eric Litwin, James Dean (Illus.), Harper, $16.99, 9780062110589
3. Pete the Cat: I Love My White Shoes
Eric Litwin, James Dean (Illus.), Harper, $16.99, 9780061906220
4. Huggy Kissy
Leslie Patricelli, Candlewick, $6.99, 9780763632465
5. Safari: A Photicular Book
Dan Kainen, Carol Kaufmann, Workman, $24.95, 9780761163800
6. Goodnight, Goodnight, Construction Site
Sherri Duskey Rinker, Tom Lichtenheld (Illus.), Chronicle, $16.99, 9780811877824
7. The Going to Bed Book
Sandra Boynton, Little Simon, $5.99, 9780671449025
8. Splat the Cat: Funny Valentine
Rob Scotton, HarperFestival, $6.99, 9780061978623
9. Where the Wild Things Are
Maurice Sendak, Harper, $17.95, 9780060254926
10. Goodnight Miami
Patricia Baloyra, Sarah Knotz (Illus.), Ampersand, $17.95, 9781450795920

Children's Interest


1. The Fault in Our Stars
John Green, Dutton, $17.99, 9780525478812
2. Looking for Alaska
John Green, Speak, $9.99, 9780142402511
3. LEGO Ninjago: Character Encyclopedia
Claire Sipi, DK Publishing, $18.99, 9780756698126
4. The Book Thief
Markus Zusak, Knopf, $12.99, 9780375842207
5. Wonder
R.J. Palacio, Knopf, $15.99, 9780375869020
6. Chomp
Carl Hiaasen, Knopf, $16.99, 9780375868429
7. Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children
Ransom Riggs, Quirk, $17.99, 9781594744761
8. The Giver
Lois Lowry, Laurel-Leaf, $6.99, 9780440237686
9. The Wimpy Kid Do-It-Yourself Book
Jeff Kinney, Amulet, $12.95, 9780810989955
10. A Tale Dark & Grimm
Adam Gidwitz, Puffin, $6.99, 9780142419670

Children's Fiction Series Titles


1. Diary of a Wimpy Kid:The Third Wheel
Jeff Kinney, Amulet, $13.95, 9781419705847
2. Captain Underpants and the Revolting Revenge of the Radioactive Robo-Boxers
Dav Pilkey, Scholastic, $9.99, 9780545175364
3. Bad Kitty School Daze
Nick Bruel, Roaring Brook, $13.99, 9781596436701
4. Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Cabin Fever
Jeff Kinney, Amulet, $13.95, 9781419702235
5. The Hunger Games
Suzanne Collins, Scholastic, $12.99, 9780545425117
6. Beautiful Creatures
Kami Garcia, Margaret Stohl, Little Brown, $9.99, 9780316077033
7. The Lightning Thief (Percy Jackson and the Olympians, Book 1)
Rick Riordan, Hyperion, $7.99, 9781423134947
8. Mockingjay (The Final Book of the Hunger Games)
Suzanne Collins, Scholastic, $17.99, 9780439023511
9. Dinosaurs Before Dark (Magic Tree House #1)
Mary Pope Osborne, Sal Murdocca (Illus.), Random House, $4.99, 9780679824114
10. Catching Fire (The Hunger Games, #2)
Suzanne Collins, Scholastic, $17.99, 9780439023498

 

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Lady Banks' Commonplace Book


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

When the Whistle BlowsJumping the trains

Every time I go to jump on a steam train as it chugs its way through Rowlesburg--

Every time I throw out my hands to grab the rusty metal rungs and haul myself up onto the side of one of them black coal cars, hoisting my knees up over its churning, screeching wheels--

Every single time I jump on a train--my heart thumps even noisier in my ears than the clanking of the old iron horse I’m hopping up onto. I love steam trains. I love living in a town that’s chock-full of ‘em. I love being on ‘em, being anywhere near ‘em. They’re as much a part of my life around here as the mountains. Or breathing.
But it’s a dangerous business, hopping a ride onto a moving train. First off, there’s always a right decent chance of getting killed. Second, and about ten thousand times worse, my father might find out.

Fran Cannon Slayton, When the Whistle Blows (Puffin, 2010) 9780142417324

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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).

Here is the librarian fantasy you were promised: seductive turn of the century furniture cushioning the tenderly derobed rumps of plucky young literary babes. The strip-readers leave no detail ignored and take great care to glam up what's left, filtering their pin-up hair and make-up through the dancing flicker of candlelight. Some will wear high heels. Naked Women reading southern books

three times LuckyJohn Newbery Medal for the most outstanding contribution to children's literature:  “The One and Only Ivan,” written by Katherine Applegate, is the 2013 Newbery Medal winner. The book is published by HarperCollins Children’s Books, a division of HarperCollins Publishers. Three Newbery Honor Books also were named: “Splendors and Glooms” by Laura Amy Schlitz and published by Candlewick Press; “Bomb: The Race to Build—and Steal—the World’s Most Dangerous Weapon” by Steve Sheinkin and published by Flash Point, an imprint of Roaring Brook Press; and “Three Times Lucky” by Sheila Turnage and published by Dial Books for Young Readers, a division of Penguin Young Readers Group. Okra Pick now a Newbery Honor 9780803736702

Then I quite by accident developed affection for a man from Arkansas, and all of a sudden, the South rushed into my life in a swarm of realities. I was stymied by some of his family's accepted behavioral norms, as I'm sure they were by my own — for one thing, I do not usually hug people I know goodnight every single night, and apparently there are people who do. Exploring the borderland between Midwestern and Southern literature

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Author Gossip

From Mama's Table to MineDeen is not turning his back on his mother’s famous way of cooking; rather he is endeavoring to make it more in line with an active lifestyle and to reflect his own personal commitment to exercise and healthy eating. “I set out to find the major culprits in Southern cooking and dial back some of the bad things so that you can eat it as part of a healthier lifestyle,” It’s not always about the butter 9780345536631

Long, Last HappyRemember that the South—and this is what people forget—the South is sixteen states and it’s the biggest region. It and the West are enormous country. Of the sixteen states, from Texas on up to Virginia, there is a stamp that means love of language and stories. But that might be the extent of the similarities. Texas lit is nothing like Virginia lit. The Tidelands is nothing like Appalachian. We’re talking about an enormous nation. Barry Hannah on Southern Literature 9780802145505

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

When Emöke B’Racz, owner of Malaprop’s, travels and visits other bookstores, she is looking to get a feel for the store and the town as a whole.  This naturally flows from her business “spirit” that inextricably connects Malaprop’s and Asheville.  It is her intention that Malaprop’s emulate and enhance the energy of Asheville’s community, without which Malaprop’s would not exist. The vision to which B’Racz has always remained true is that Malaprop’s has to be good enough for her and for Asheville. If it’s good enough for Emoke, it’s good enough for Asheville

 

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Lady Banks' {Book} Trailer Park


Out of the Easy

Out of the EasyOut of the Easy by Ruth Sepetys

“My introduction to New Orleans actually came through a vintage pair of opera glasses someone gave me for my birthday. They were engraved and dated as a gift for someone named Willie.”

Josie, the 17-year-old daughter of a French Quarter prostitute, is striving to escape 1950 New Orleans and enroll at prestigious Smith College when she becomes entangled in a murder investigation, in this eagerly anticipated follow-up to "Between Shades of Gray." 9780399256929

 

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Read This! Okra Picks and the bestselling fiction of 2012 at Park Road Books, Charlotte, NC


Out of the EasyOut of the Easy by Ruta Sepetys

It's 1950, and as the French Quarter of New Orleans simmers with secrets, seventeen-year-old Josie Moraine is silently stirring a pot of her own. Known among locals as the daughter of a brothel prostitute, Josie wants more out of life than the Big Easy has to offer. She devises a plan get out, but a mysterious death in the Quarter leaves Josie tangled in an investigation that will challenge her allegiance to her mother, her conscience, and Willie Woodley, the brusque madam on Conti Street.

Out of the EasyJosie is caught between the dream of an elite college and a clandestine underworld. New Orleans lures her in her quest for truth, dangling temptation at every turn, and escalating to the ultimate test.

With characters as captivating as those in her internationally bestselling novel "Between Shades of Gray, " Ruta Sepetys skillfully creates a rich story of secrets, lies, and the haunting reminder that decisions can shape our destiny.

read the first chapter!

Full set of Okra Picks here


Park Road Books Fiction Bestsellers for 2012

Code of the ForestCode of the Forest by Jon Buchan. A powerful environmental and legal thriller set in South Carolina, and the best part is it's a debut novel. So we hope to hear a lot more from Mr. Buchan in the future. Several reviews compare this novel to the early works of John Grisham, but we think it's even better. 9780984107353

A Good American A Good American by Alex George. Yet another amazing debut novel, a family saga about immigration and the American experience that spans most of the 20th century. Sally flipped for this one, and you (and your book club) will too. 9780425253175

The CoveThe Cove by Ron Rash. Ron Rash of course is a Park Road favorite; his intense novels with their spare poetic language resonate with many readers, including all of our staff. The Cove is now in paperback, and would be a great book club combo with #7 in our list, since both deal with the classic elemental story of a stranger coming to town. 9780061804205

Gone GirlGone Girl by Gillian Flynn. Ms. Flynn's first two novels sold well for us, but nothing could have prepared us for her latest, Gone Girl. We could barely keep it in stock. It was a huge bestseller nationwide, with many weeks at the top of the New York Times bestseller list. My sales rep and bookseller friends have all been asking, "Have you read it yet?" I haven't but I will soon. A dark, disturbing, twisty thriller that will have you reading far past your bedtime. 9780753827666

A Land More Kind Than HomeA Land More Kind Than Home by Wiley Cash. Yet another stunning debut (2012 was a good year for debut novelists), a literary thriller about evil and redemption in a small North Carolina town. If you haven't read this yet, well, what are you waiting for? 9780062088239

Flight Behavior by Barbara Kingsolver. Ms Kingsolver rarely disappoints, and her latest was one of the staff's favorites of the year. It features the unforgettable image of an entire hillside that seems at first to be on fire, but is really covered with millions of butterflies. As always, the author combines environmental activism with a deeply personal narrative.

Heading Out to WodnerfulHeading Out to Wonderful by Robert Goolrick. This was one of my favorites of the year, and not because I work for the publisher. Another "stranger comes to town" story, every bit as dark and sly as Goolrick's previous novel, the bestselling A Reliable Wife. 9781616202798

FreemanFreeman by Leonard Pitts. Mr. Pitts is one of my favorite columnists, and his gripping novel of the post-Civil War South is superbly written. A few months after Lincoln's assassination, runaway slave Sam leaves his safe haven of Philadelphia on a desperate mission to find his wife and son whom he left 15 years earlier. Historical fiction at its finest. 9781932841640

Man in the Blue MoonMan in the Blue Moon by Michael Morris. Michael is a favorite of ours--he's almost supernaturally nice--and a perennial Park Road Books bestseller. Yet another story of a stranger coming to a small Southern town, and in Morris's able hands, it comes to life. A lovely story of faith and forgiveness. 9781414368429

Round House by Louise Erdrich. National Book Award winner. I have not read this one, but everything I've ever read by Ms. Erdrich has been powerfully affecting. An Ojibwe woman, Geraldine, is savagely attacked, and her son must find the truth of what happened. Literary fiction doesn't get much better than this.

The Devil All the timeThe Devil All the Time by Donald Ray Pollock. This odd, violent novel weaves together disparate strands, like a pair of serial killers, crooked politicians, and a crazed preacher--dark, heady stuff, but it became a favorite of our staff. 9780099563389

Winter of the World by Ken Follett. Our staff and many of our customers love Ken Follett's sprawling historical novels. This is part 2 of a trilogy and covers World War 2 and the dawn of the Atomic Age.

The 13th TargetThe 13th Target by Mark DeCastrique. Mark is an old friend of the store, and his books always sell very well for us. This intricate thriller features Russell Mullins, former Secret Service agent, who is drawn into a national financial conspiracy. 9781590586174

Yellow Birds by Kevin Powers. Sally and many Southeastern booksellers loved this superb novel of the Iraq War circa 2005. The characters, primarily two young men unprepared for war and their sergeant, come to brilliant life. Yet another debut novel, and we look forward to more from Mr. Powers.

The Invisible Ones by Stef Penney. Sally really loved Ms. Penney's first novel The Tenderness of Wolves. Her sophomore effort is quite different but no less excellent. This ones a tricky mystery set in England in the 80s involving Gypsies that, as Publisher's Weekly says, has "two truly shocking twists at the story's end."

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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 Fifth Assassin The Aviator's Wife Me Before You The Light Between Oceans The Last Runaway The Black Box The Painted Girls The Art Forger Jesus Calling My Share of the Task The Last Lion: Winston Spencer Churchill, Defender of the Realm, 1940-1965 Killing Lincoln Heads in Beds After the Rain Fifty Shades Darker Citizens of London Catherine the Great F for Effort! Wreck This Journal Cocktail Hour Under the Tree of Forgetfulness
Zagat 2013 Miami/So. Florida Restaurants

The 5 Love Languages Fodor's Paris 2013 Crossing the Borders of Time Taken The Diary of a Young Girl And Then There Were None Kill Shot Pete the Cat and His Four Groovy Buttons Pete the Cat: I Love My White Shoes Huggy Kissy The Going to Bed Book Goodnight Miami Chomp Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children A Tale Dark & Grimm


Author Readings

Jen Lancaster, author of Here I Go Again at Garden District Book Shop in New Orleans, LA  (01/29/2013)   See more

Andrea Ford, author of at City Lights Bookstore in Sylva, NC  (01/29/2013)   See more

James C. Cobb, author of at Avid Bookshop in Athens, GA  (01/29/2013)   See more

Panel Discussion on Representations of Violence in the Cinema at Books & Books Inc in Coral Gables, FL  (01/29/2013)   See more

Milton Brasher-Cunningham, author of Keeping the Feast at Regulator Bookshop in durham, NC  (01/29/2013)   See more

Fiction Book Club: The Yellow Birds at Nightbird Books in Fayetteville, AR  (01/29/2013)   See more

Bernice Steinhardt, author of Memories of Survival at Books & Books Inc in Coral Gables, FL  (01/30/2013)   See more

Amy Wilentz, author of Farewell, Fred Voodoo at Books & Books Inc in Coral Gables, FL  (01/30/2013)   See more

Bookaholics Anonymous at Union Ave Books at Union Avenue Books in Knoxville, TN  (01/30/2013)   See more

Free Artist's Way Introduction Class at Charis Books & More in Atlanta, GA  (01/30/2013)   See more

Staff Favorites Book Club: Motherless Brooklyn by Jonathan Lethem at Nightbird Books in Fayetteville, AR  (01/30/2013)   See more

Paul Reid, author of The Last Lion: Winston Spencer Churchill, Defender of the Realm 1940-1965 at The Country Bookshop in Southern Pines, NC  (01/30/2013)   See more

Jen Lancaster, author of at Page & Palette in Fairhope, AL  (01/30/2013)   See more

Winter's Bone - Film screening and book discussion at Nightbird Books in Fayetteville, AR  (01/31/2013)   See more

Paul Reid, author of The Last Lion: Winston Spencer Churchill, Defender of the Realm 1940-1965 at Quail Ridge Books & Music in Raleigh, NC  (01/31/2013)   See more

Edward J. Branley, author of Legendary Locals of New Orleans at Octavia Books in New Orleans, LA  (01/31/2013)   See more

Temple Grandin -- University of Miami BankUnited Center at Books & Books Inc in Coral Gables, FL  (01/31/2013)   See more

Exploring Feminist and Womanist Spirituality and Ethics: a New Book Club at Charis Books & More in Atlanta, GA  (01/31/2013)   See more

After School Story Time at Parnassus Books in Nashville, TN  (01/31/2013)   See more

Jen Lancaster, author of Here I Go Again at Fiction Addiction in Greenville, SC  (01/31/2013)   See more

UNIVERSITY OF MIAMI IBIS LITERARY & PERFORMANCE SERIES: Valerie Martinez at Books & Books Inc in Coral Gables, FL  (01/31/2013)   See more

Herman Parish, author of at Little Shop of Stories in Decatur, GA  (01/31/2013)   See more

Herman Parish, author of at Little Shop of Stories in Decatur, GA  (01/31/2013)   See more

Eric Grizzle, author of Frederic: The Transforming Power of a Storm at Page & Palette in Fairhope, AL  (02/01/2013)   See more

George, Susan, author of How to Pack at Books & Books Inc in Coral Gables, FL  (02/01/2013)   See more

Jeter, John, author of Rockin’ a Hard Place at Malaprop's Bookstore/Cafe in Asheville, NC  (02/01/2013)   See more

Grizzle, Eric, author of Frederic: The Transforming Power of a Storm at Page & Palette in Fairhope, AL  (02/01/2013)   See more

Willingham, David, author of I'm Lonely at Literary BookPost in Salisbury, NC  (02/01/2013)   See more

Cohn, Rachel, author of BETA at Books & Books Inc in Coral Gables, FL  (02/01/2013)   See more

Addison, Mike, author of The Life Boat: One Man's Journey with Mental Illness at Books on Broad in Camden, SC  (02/02/2013)   See more

Borges, Carole Ann, author of Dreamseeker's Daughter at Union Avenue Books in Knoxville, TN  (02/02/2013)   See more

Martin, Gail, author of Ice Forged at Park Road Books in Charlotte, NC  (02/02/2013)   See more

Harrison, Kim, author of Ever After at Quail Ridge Books & Music in Raleigh, NC  (02/02/2013)   See more

Gore, Al, author of The Future at Parnassus Books in Nashville, TN  (02/02/2013)   See more

Socol, Sharon, author of Plus One at Books & Books Inc in Coral Gables, FL  (02/02/2013)   See more

Walker, LynDee, author of Front Page Fatality at Fountain Bookstore in Richmond, VA  (02/02/2013)   See more

Pirate Party with Barnacle Bill at Literary BookPost in Salisbury, NC  (02/02/2013)   See more

Schwab, Victoria, author of The Archived at Malaprop's Bookstore/Cafe in Asheville, NC  (02/02/2013)   See more

Larry G. Johnson, author of The War Baby at Horton's Books & Gifts in Carrollton, GA  (02/02/2013)   See more

Wilkes, Lucy, author of Cackle, Packle & Friends at Park Road Books in Charlotte, NC  (02/02/2013)   See more

Kim Harrison, author of at Quail Ridge Books & Music in Raleigh, NC  (02/02/2013)   See more

Maginnes, Al, author of Inventing Constellations at Malaprop's Bookstore/Cafe in Asheville, NC  (02/03/2013)   See more

Barry, Dave, author of Insane City at Books & Books Inc in Coral Gables, FL  (02/03/2013)   See more

February Young Readers' Book Club: A WRINKLE IN TIME at Avid Bookshop in Athens, GA  (02/03/2013)   See more

Sacheck, Jen, author of Thinner This Year at Books & Books Inc in Coral Gables, FL  (02/04/2013)   See more

Dunn, Marvin, author of The Beast in Florida at Books & Books Inc in Coral Gables, FL  (02/04/2013)   See more

Chi, Yue, author of Drive the Silk Road at Bookstore1Sarasota in Sarasota, FL  (02/04/2013)   See more

Book Fair at Cavalier House Books in Denham Springs, LA  (02/04/2013)   See more

Harrison, Kim, author of Ever After at Malaprop's Bookstore/Cafe in Asheville, NC  (02/04/2013)   See more

Epstein, Dwayne, author of Lee Marvin: Point Blank at Books & Books Inc in Coral Gables, FL  (02/05/2013)   See more

Dove, Rita, author of American Smooth at Bookstore1Sarasota in Sarasota, FL  (02/05/2013)   See more

Margaret Wrinkle, author of Wash at Alabama Booksmith in Birmingham, AL  (02/05/2013)   See more

John Parascandola, author of King of Poisons: A History of Arsenic at Fountain Bookstore in Richmond, VA  (02/05/2013)   See more

Reeve Lindbergh, author of Anne Morrow Lindbergh: Against Wind and Tide at Sanibel Island Bookshop in Sanibel, FL  (02/06/2013)   See more

Judith Rock, author of Pernelle's Escape: A Rhetoric of Death Novella at Bookstore1Sarasota in Sarasota, FL  (02/06/2013)   See more

Appelhans, Lenore, author of Level 2 at Fountain Bookstore in Richmond, VA  (02/06/2013)   See more

Murakami, Haruki, author of South of the Border, West of the Sun at Bookstore1Sarasota in Sarasota, FL  (02/06/2013)   See more

Barton, Brian, author of Mindset: Awareness and Action at Books & Books Inc in Coral Gables, FL  (02/06/2013)   See more

Meyer, Marissa, author of Scarlet at Parnassus Books in Nashville, TN  (02/06/2013)   See more

Pollock, Anne, author of Medicating Race at Charis Books & More in Atlanta, GA  (02/07/2013)   See more

Jacoby, Robert, author of The Map To Love: How to Navigate the ART of the HeART at Malaprop's Bookstore/Cafe in Asheville, NC  (02/07/2013)   See more

Milchman, Jenny, author of Cover of Snow at Flyleaf Books in Chapel Hill, NC  (02/07/2013)   See more

Bridges, Robin, author of The Unfailing Light at Page & Palette in Fairhope, AL  (02/07/2013)   See more

Crowley, Chris, author of Younger Next Year at Regulator Bookshop in durham, NC  (02/07/2013)   See more

Speck, Jeff, author of Walkable City at Books & Books Inc in Coral Gables, FL  (02/07/2013)   See more

Jonathan Katz, author of The Big Truck That Went By at Regulator Bookshop in durham, NC  (02/07/2013)   See more

Crowley, Chris, author of Younger Next Year at Regulator Bookshop in durham, NC  (02/07/2013)   See more

Rock, Judith, author of Pernelle's Escape: A Rhetoric of Death Novella at Bookstore1Sarasota in Sarasota, FL  (02/07/2013)   See more

Dorsey, Tim, author of The Riptide Ultra-Glide at Books & Books Inc in Coral Gables, FL  (02/07/2013)   See more

Brian Hare, author of The Genius of Dogs at Regulator Bookshop in durham, NC  (02/08/2013)   See more

Jenny Milchman, author of Cover of Snow at Quail Ridge Books & Music in Raleigh, NC  (02/08/2013)   See more

New Town Revue - Poetry/ Reading Series at Avid Bookshop in Athens, GA  (02/08/2013)   See more

Spruce, Georganne, author of Awakening to the Dance at Malaprop's Bookstore/Cafe in Asheville, NC  (02/08/2013)   See more

Milchman, Jenny, author of Cover of Snow at Quail Ridge Books in ,   (02/08/2013)   See more

Gyatso, Geshe Kelsang, author of Eight Steps to Happiness at Flyleaf Books in Chapel Hill, NC  (02/08/2013)   See more

Hare, Brian, author of The Genius of Dogs: How Dogs Are Smarter than You Think at Regulator Bookshop in durham, NC  (02/08/2013)   See more

Barnes, Peter and Cheryl, author of President Adams' Alligator at Fountain Bookstore in Richmond, VA  (02/08/2013)   See more

Hare, Brian, author of The Genius of Dogs: How Dogs Are Smarter than You Think at Regulator Bookshop in durham, NC  (02/08/2013)   See more

Smith, Karen, author of Pillar of Thorns at Literary BookPost in Salisbury, NC  (02/09/2013)   See more

Rogers, Bob, author of First Dark at Park Road Books in Charlotte, NC  (02/09/2013)   See more

Children's Story Time at A Reader's Corner Bookstore in Louisville, KY  (02/09/2013)   See more

Weaver, Robin, author of Blue Ridge Fear at Park Road Books in Charlotte, NC  (02/09/2013)   See more

Omer-Sherman, Ranen, author of Narratives of Dissent at Books & Books Inc in Coral Gables, FL  (02/09/2013)   See more

VOV Documentary Film screening at Nightbird Books in Fayetteville, AR  (02/09/2013)   See more

Brighten Your Writing at The Fountainhead Bookstore in Hendersonville, NC  (02/09/2013)   See more

Ladinksky, Daniel, author of The Purity of Desire: 100 Poems of Rumi at Malaprop's Bookstore/Cafe in Asheville, NC  (02/09/2013)   See more

Dorsey, Tim, author of The Riptide Ultra-Glide at Hooked On Books in Islamorada, FL  (02/09/2013)   See more

Smoak, Shelby, author of Bleeder at Flyleaf Books in Chapel Hill, NC  (02/09/2013)   See more

Deen, Bobby, author of From Mama's Table to Mine at Page & Palette in Fairhope, AL  (02/09/2013)   See more

Heyen, William, author of Football Corporations at Bookstore1Sarasota in Sarasota, FL  (02/10/2013)   See more

Milchman, Jenny, author of Cover of Snow at Park Road Books in Charlotte, NC  (02/10/2013)   See more

Poets Heyen, Brady & Asmussen, author of Multiple Books at Bookstore1Sarasota in Sarasota, FL  (02/10/2013)   See more

Dorsey, Tim, author of The Riptide Ultra-Glide at Sanibel Island Bookshop in Sanibel, FL  (02/11/2013)   See more

Cash, Wiley, author of A Land More Kind Than Home at Literary BookPost in Salisbury, NC  (02/11/2013)   See more

White, Neil, author of Sanctuary of Outcasts at Bayou Book Company in Niceville, FL  (02/11/2013)   See more

Parfitt, Tudor, author of Black Jews in Africa and the Americas at Books & Books Inc in Coral Gables, FL  (02/11/2013)   See more

Lerangis, Peter, author of The Seven Wonders Book One: The Colossus Rises at Quail Ridge Books & Music in Raleigh, NC  (02/11/2013)   See more

Peter Lerangis, author of at Quail Ridge Books & Music in Raleigh, NC  (02/11/2013)   See more

Revis, Beth, author of Shades of Earth at Flyleaf Books in Chapel Hill, NC  (02/11/2013)   See more

Smith, Hedrick, author of Who Stole the American Dream at Books & Books Inc in Coral Gables, FL  (02/12/2013)   See more

Beth Revis, author of at Fiction Addiction in Greenville, SC  (02/12/2013)   See more

Schwartzwol, Holly, author of What We Tell at Books & Books Inc in Coral Gables, FL  (02/12/2013)   See more

Robert Sherer, author of Blood Works at Eagle Eye Book Shop in Atlanta, GA  (02/12/2013)   See more

Florland, Laura, author of The Chocolate Kiss at Regulator Bookshop in durham, NC  (02/12/2013)   See more

Sherer, Robert, author of Blood Works: The Sanguineous Art of Robert Sherer at Eagle Eye Book Shop in Atlanta, GA  (02/12/2013)   See more

Lerangis, Peter, author of The Seven Wonders Book One: The Colossus Rises at Flyleaf Books in Chapel Hill, NC  (02/12/2013)   See more

Florland, Laura, author of The Chocolate Kiss at Regulator Bookshop in durham, NC  (02/12/2013)   See more

Landis, Lindsay, author of Breakfast for Dinner at Parnassus Books in Nashville, TN  (02/12/2013)   See more

Kerasote, Ted, author of Pukka's Promise: The Quest for Longer-Lived Dogs at Quail Ridge Books & Music in Raleigh, NC  (02/13/2013)   See more

Tim Dorsey, author of Pineapple Grenade at Cape Coral Books in Cape Coral, FL  (02/13/2013)   See more

Kawabata, Yasunari, author of Snow Country at Bookstore1Sarasota in Sarasota, FL  (02/13/2013)   See more

Katz, Jonathan, author of The Big Truck That Went By at Regulator Bookshop in durham, NC  (02/13/2013)   See more

Yeager, Bunny, author of Bunny Yeager's Darkroom at Books & Books Inc in Coral Gables, FL  (02/13/2013)   See more

Katz, Jonathan, author of The Big Truck That Went By at Regulator Bookshop in durham, NC  (02/13/2013)   See more

Cable, Pamela King, author of Televenge at Malaprops Bookstore/ Cafe in ,   (02/13/2013)   See more

Wright, Kristina, author of Duty and Desire at Fountain Bookstore in Richmond, VA  (02/14/2013)   See more

Milchman, Jenny, author of Cover of Snow at Malaprop's Bookstore/Cafe in Asheville, NC  (02/14/2013)   See more

Barry, Dave, author of Insane City at Eagle Eye Book Shop in Atlanta, GA  (02/14/2013)   See more

Wally Lamb, author of I Know That Much Is True at Bookstore1Sarasota in Sarasota, FL  (02/15/2013)   See more

Sleuthfest Author Event at Bookstore1Sarasota in Sarasota, FL  (02/15/2013)   See more

Hare, Brian, author of The Genius of Dogs: How Dogs Are Smarter than You Think at Quail Ridge Books & Music in Raleigh, NC  (02/15/2013)   See more

Cash, Wiley, author of A Land More Kind Than Home at The Country Bookshop in Southern Pines, NC  (02/16/2013)   See more

Doctorow, Cory, author of Homeland at Flyleaf Books in Chapel Hill, NC  (02/16/2013)   See more

Sheehan, James, author of The Lawyer's Lawyer at Hooked On Books in Islamorada, FL  (02/16/2013)   See more

Claytor, Sara, author of Carrboro Poetica at Flyleaf Books in Chapel Hill, NC  (02/17/2013)   See more

Gray, Shelley Shepard, author of Daybreak at The Lazy Goat in ,   (02/18/2013)   See more

Okra Pick!Rash, Ron, author of Nothing Gold Can Stay at Flyleaf Books in Chapel Hill, NC  (02/20/2013)   See more

Doctorow, Cory, author of Homeland at Octavia Books in New Orleans, LA  (02/20/2013)   See more

Margo Berwin, author of Scents of Darkness at Page & Palette in Fairhope, AL  (02/20/2013)   See more

Beissert, Caleb, author of Beautiful at City Lights Bookstore in Sylva, NC  (02/21/2013)   See more

Okra Pick!Ron Rash, author of Nothing Gold Can Stay at Alabama Booksmith in Birmingham, AL  (02/22/2013)   See more

Presley, Christal, author of Thirty Days with My Father: Finding Peace from Wartime PTSD at Flyleaf Books in Chapel Hill, NC  (02/23/2013)   See more

Skip Tucker, author of Pale Blue Light at Page & Palette in Fairhope, AL  (02/23/2013)   See more

Mark Statman, author of BLACK TULIPS: The Selected Poems of Jos? Mar?a Hinojosa at Octavia Books in New Orleans, LA  (02/25/2013)   See more

Djankian, Ariel, author of The Office of Mercy at Flyleaf Books in Chapel Hill, NC  (02/26/2013)   See more

Hunt, Jean, author of Pirate Tales and Musical Trails: Bogey, Mattie and Tucker Discover Hidden Treasure at The Lazy Goat in ,   (02/27/2013)   See more

Stacey Cordery, author of Juliette Gordon Low: The Remarkable Founder of the Girl Scouts at Bookstore1Sarasota in Sarasota, FL  (03/05/2013)   See more

White, Randy Wayne, author of Night Moves at Sanibel Island Bookshop in Sanibel, FL  (03/06/2013)   See more

Fluke, Joanne, author of Red Velvet Cupcake Murder at Classic Bookshop of the Palm Beaches Inc. in Palm Beach, FL  (03/07/2013)   See more

Ora Mendels, author of Family Wars: A Novel of Modern Israel at Bookstore1Sarasota in Sarasota, FL  (03/07/2013)   See more

Joanne Fluke, author of Red Velvet Cupcake Murder at Classic Bookshop of the Palm Beaches Inc. in Palm Beach, FL  (03/07/2013)   See more

Joanne Fluke, author of Red Velvet Cupcake Murder at Books & Books Inc in Coral Gables, FL  (03/09/2013)   See more

Fluke, Joanne, author of Red Velvet Cupcake Murder at Books & Books Inc in Coral Gables, FL  (03/09/2013)   See more

Robert Macomber, author of Honorable Lies at Bookstore1Sarasota in Sarasota, FL  (03/10/2013)   See more

Jackson, Joshilyn, author of A Grown-up Kind of Pretty at Book Exchange in Marietta, GA  (03/11/2013)   See more

Joanne Fluke, author of Red Velvet Cupcake Murder at Park Road Books in Charlotte, NC  (03/13/2013)   See more

Fluke, Joanne, author of Red Velvet Cupcake Murder at Park Road Books in Charlotte, NC  (03/13/2013)   See more

Joanne Fluke, author of Red Velvet Cupcake Murder at Quail Ridge Books & Music in Raleigh, NC  (03/14/2013)   See more

Joanne Fluke, author of Red Velvet Cupcake Murder at Regulator Bookshop in durham, NC  (03/14/2013)   See more

Fluke, Joanne, author of Red Velvet Cupcake Murder at Regulator Bookshop in durham, NC  (03/14/2013)   See more

Fluke, Joanne, author of Red Velvet Cupcake Murder at Quail Ridge Books & Music in Raleigh, NC  (03/15/2013)   See more

Joanne Fluke, author of Red Velvet Cupcake Murder at Quail Ridge Books & Music in Raleigh, NC  (03/15/2013)   See more

Loren Long, author of Otis and the Puppy at Page & Palette in Fairhope, AL  (03/15/2013)   See more

Joanne Fluke, author of Red Velvet Cupcake Murder at Fountain Bookstore in Richmond, VA  (03/19/2013)   See more

Fluke, Joanne, author of Red Velvet Cupcake Murder at Fountain Bookstore in Richmond, VA  (03/19/2013)   See more

Adriana Trigiani, author of at Bookstore1Sarasota in Sarasota, FL  (03/22/2013)   See more

An Evening with Garrison Keillor at Alabama Booksmith in Birmingham, AL  (03/25/2013)   See more

Okra Pick!Jill McCorkle, author of at Alabama Booksmith in Birmingham, AL  (04/08/2013)   See more

Ann B. Ross, author of at The Fountainhead Bookstore in Hendersonville, NC  (04/09/2013)   See more

William Kent Krueger, author of Ordinary Grace at Page & Palette in Fairhope, AL  (04/11/2013)   See more

Okra Pick!Jill McCorkle, author of at That Bookstore in Blytheville in Blytheville, AR  (04/15/2013)   See more


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