Why writing is best left to scoundrels


{Why writing is best left to scoundrels.}

In which her ladyship asks that her readers show some love for their favorite Southern books, Mr. Frye Gaillard is not impressed with the level of cannibalism to be found in your standard fairy tale, Mr. Frazer Dobson suggests listening to Woody Durham if you wish to hear “what powder blue sounds like,” and Mr. William Faulkner explains why writing is best left to scoundrels, preferably living in brothels.

February 3, 2012



Dearest readers,

This week, whilst you are out buying chocolates and arranging romantic dinners for the love of your life, please take a moment to show some love for your favorite Southern books of the past year.  Nominations for the 2013 SIBA Book Award close on Valentine’s Day. Are your favorite books on the list?

If not, nominate them here. Be sure to include your favorite indie bookstore when you fill out your nomination, or it won’t count!


her ladyship, the editor


Southern Indie Bestsellers

For the week ending February 3, 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. Insane City
Dave Barry, Putnam Adult, $26.95, 9780399158681
4. Flight Behavior
Barbara Kingsolver, Harper, $28.99, 9780062124265
5. Suspect
Robert Crais, Putnam Adult, $27.95, 9780399161483
6. A Memory of Light
Robert Jordan, Brandon Sanderson, Tor, $34.99, 9780765325952
7. The Aviator's Wife
Melanie Benjamin, Delacorte, $26, 9780345528674
8. The Racketeer
John Grisham, Doubleday, $28.95, 9780385535144
9. Speaking From Among the Bones
Alan Bradley, Delacorte, $24, 9780385344036
10. The Fifth Assassin
Brad Meltzer, Grand Central, $27.99, 9780446553971
11. The Round House
Louise Erdrich, Harper, $27.99, 9780062065247
12. The River Swimmer
Jim Harrison, Grove Press, $25, 9780802120731
13. Me Before You
Jojo Moyes, Pamela Dorman/Viking, $27.95, 9780670026609
14. The Twelve Tribes of Hattie
Ayana Mathis, Knopf, $24.95, 9780385350280
15. The Last Runaway
Tracy Chevalier, Dutton, $26.95, 9780525952992

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. Going Clear
Lawrence Wright, Knopf, $28.95, 9780307700667
5. The Future: Six Drivers of Global Change
Al Gore, Random House, $30, 9780812992946
6. Killing Kennedy
Bill O'Reilly, Martin Dugard, Holt, $28, 9780805096668
7. I Could Pee on This
Francesco Marciuliano, Chronicle, $12.95, 9781452110585
8. A Higher Call
Adam Makos, Larry Alexander, Berkley, $26.95, 9780425252864
9. The World Until Yesterday
Jared M. Diamond, Viking, $36, 9780670024810
10. Killing Lincoln
Bill O'Reilly, Martin Dugard, Holt, $28, 9780805093070
11. Behind the Beautiful Forevers
Katherine Boo, Random House, $27, 9781400067558
12. Barefoot Contessa Foolproof
Ina Garten, Clarkson Potter, $35, 9780307464873
13. Unbroken
Laura Hillenbrand, Random House, $27, 9781400064168
14. Wild
Cheryl Strayed, Knopf, $25.95, 9780307592736
15. Ten Years Later: Six People Who Faced Adversity and Transformed Their Lives
Hoda Kotb, S&S, $25, 9781451656039

Trade Paperback Fiction

1. The Paris Wife
Paula McLain, Ballantine, $15, 9780345521316
2. A Land More Kind Than Home
Wiley Cash, Morrow, $14.99, 9780062088239
3. Death Comes to Pemberley
P.D. James, Vintage, $15, 9780307950659
4. The Sense of an Ending
Julian Barnes, Vintage, $14.95, 9780307947727
5. Rules of Civility
Amor Towles, Penguin, $16, 9780143121169
6. The Great Gatsby
F.Scott Fitzgerald, Scribner, $15, 9780743273565
7. The Language of Flowers
Vanessa Diffenbaugh, Ballantine, $15, 9780345525550
8. Canada
Richard Ford, Ecco Press, $15.99, 9780061692031
9. The Night Circus
Erin Morgenstern, Anchor, $15, 9780307744432
10. Wolf Hall
Hilary Mantel, Picador, $16, 9780312429980
11. The Expats
Chris Pavone, Broadway, $15, 9780770435721
12. The Dressmaker
Kate Alcott, Anchor, $15, 9780307948199
13. Fifty Shades of Grey
E.L. James, Vintage, $15.95, 9780345803481
14. The Perks of Being a Wallflower
Stephen Chbosky, MTV Books, $14, 9781451696196
15. After the Rain
Karen White, NAL, $15, 9780451239686

Trade Paperback Nonfiction

1. Proof of Heaven
Eben Alexander, M.D., S&S, $15.99, 9781451695199
2. In the Garden of Beasts
Erik Larson, Broadway, $16, 9780307408853
3. Wreck This Journal
Keri Smith, Perigee, $13.95, 9780399533464
4. Lady Almina and the Real Downton Abbey
The Countess of Carnarvon, Broadway, $15.99, 9780770435622
5. Team of Rivals
Doris Kearns Goodwin, S&S, $21, 9781451688092
6. Quiet
Susan Cain, Broadway, $16, 9780307352156
7. Unlikely Friendships
Jennifer S. Holland, Workman, $13.95, 9780761159131
8. An Invisible Thread
Laura Schroff, Alex Tresniowski, Howard Books, $14.99, 9781451648973
9. The World Almanac and Book of Facts 2013
Sarah Janssen (Ed.), World Almanac, $12.99, 9781600571626
10. The Hare With Amber Eyes
Edmund de Waal, Picador, $16, 9780312569372
11. Outliers
Malcolm Gladwell, Back Bay, $16.99, 9780316017930
12. Below Stairs
Margaret Powell, St. Martin's Griffin, $14.99, 9781250023216
13. ObamaCare Survival Guide
Nick J. Tate, Humanix Books, $19.95, 9780893348625
14. Zagat 2013 Miami/So. Florida Restaurants
Zagat, $15.95, 9781604785258
15. The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks
Rebecca Skloot, Broadway, $16, 9781400052189

Mass Market

1. A Game of Thrones
George R.R. Martin, Bantam, $8.99, 9780553593716
2. To Kill a Mockingbird
Harper Lee, Warner, $7.99, 9780446310789
3. The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
Mark Twain, Bantam Classics, $5.95, 9780553210798
4. A Clash of Kings
George R.R. Martin, Bantam, $8.99, 9780345535429
5. A Feast for Crows
George R.R. Martin, Bantam, $8.99, 9780553582024
6. A Storm of Swords
George R.R. Martin, Bantam, $8.99, 9780553573428
7. Lord of the Flies
William Golding, Berkley, $9.99, 9780399501487
8. The Diary of a Young Girl
Anne Frank, Bantam, $7.99, 9780553577129
9. Taken
Robert Crais, Berkley, $9.99, 9780425250594
10. The Name of the Wind
Patrick Rothfuss, DAW, $8.99, 9780756404741

Children's Illustrated

1. This Is Not My Hat
Jon Klassen, Candlewick, $15.99, 9780763655990
2. Emeraldalicious
Victoria Kann, Harper, $17.99, 9780061781261
3. Splat the Cat: Funny Valentine
Rob Scotton, HarperFestival, $6.99, 9780061978623
4. Goodnight Moon
Margaret Wise Brown, Clement Hurd (Illus.), Harper, $8.99, 9780694003617
5. The Very Fairy Princess Follows Her Heart
Julie Andrews, Emma Walton Hamilton, Little Brown, $16.99, 9780316185592
6. Safari: A Photicular Book
Dan Kainen, Carol Kaufmann, Workman, $24.95, 9780761163800
7. Happy Valentine's Day, Curious George!
H.A. Rey, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, $8.99, 9780547131078
8. Duck and Goose: Goose Needs a Hug
Tad Hills, Schwartz & Wade, $6.99, 9780307982933
9. Huggy Kissy
Leslie Patricelli, Candlewick, $6.99, 9780763632465
10. On the Night You Were Born
Nancy Tillman, Feiwel & Friends, $7.99, 9780312601553

Children's Interest

1. The Fault in Our Stars
John Green, Dutton, $17.99, 9780525478812
2. Wonder
R.J. Palacio, Knopf, $15.99, 9780375869020
3. The One and Only Ivan
Katherine Applegate, Patricia Castelao (Illus.), Harper, $16.99, 9780061992254
4. The Giver
Lois Lowry, Laurel-Leaf, $6.99, 9780440237686
5. The Wimpy Kid Do-It-Yourself Book
Jeff Kinney, Amulet, $12.95, 9780810989955
6. Weird But True! 4: 300 Outrageous Facts
National Geographic Society, $7.95, 9781426310201
7. Three Times Lucky
Sheila Turnage, Dial Books for Young Readers, $16.99, 9780803736702
8. An Awesome Book of Love!
Dallas Clayton, Harper, $16.99, 9780062116666
9. Weird But True! 2: 300 Outrageous Facts
National Geographic Society, $7.95, 9781426306884
10. Who Could That Be at This Hour?
Lemony Snicket, Little Brown, $15.99, 9780316123082

Children's Fiction Series Titles

1. Diary of a Wimpy Kid:The Third Wheel
Jeff Kinney, Amulet, $13.95, 9781419705847
2. Beautiful Creatures
Kami Garcia, Margaret Stohl, Little Brown, $9.99, 9780316077033
3. Prodigy (A Legend Novel)
Marie Lu, Putnam, $17.99, 9780399256769
4. Captain Underpants and the Revolting Revenge of the Radioactive Robo-Boxers
Dav Pilkey, Scholastic, $9.99, 9780545175364
5. Ivy and Bean (Ivy & Bean, #1)
Annie Barrows, Sophie Blackall, Chronicle, $5.99, 9780811849098
6. Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Cabin Fever
Jeff Kinney, Amulet, $13.95, 9781419702235
7. Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Last Straw
Jeff Kinney, Amulet, $13.95, 9780810970687
8. Matched
Ally Condie, Speak, $9.99, 9780142419779
9. Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days
Jeff Kinney, Amulet, $13.95, 9780810983915
10. Mockingjay (The Final Book of the Hunger Games)
Suzanne Collins, Scholastic, $17.99, 9780439023511

 

 

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Lady Banks' Commonplace Book


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

The Gaudy PlaceThe eastern sky had darkened to an inky purple and the west was streaked broadly with red and orange, sharp blue mountains shouldering into these streaks. Overhead a few lonesome stars had leaked through; and a breeze, warm and dampish, wandered the streets, tightening her dress against the backs of her legs. Did you ever think how probably the same breeze was blowing in New York and Texas and all over the United States of America? Suddenly Clemmie remembered that she owned two hundred dollars. What she ought to do was tell this Mickey Mouse town to go screw itself and buy herself a bus ticket. Catch the first Greyhound to California. There was nothing to hold her here, not a thing any more, except the fact that she had been born here, in a filthy apartment on Flint Street, and any other place she tried to imagine seemed as flossy and unbelievable as a Technicolor movie.

--Fred Chappell, The Gaudy Place (Louisiana State University Press, 1994) 9780807119341

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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 Books That MatteredIt was not fairy tales that brought Gaillard to the thrill of reading. He impishly notes in the first words of his first essay that fairy tales were “as far as I could tell, stories of cannibalism and mayhem in which giants and witches, tigers and wolves did their best to eat small children.” It was instead his Aunt Mamie’s tales of the Revolutionary War that enchanted him.  Joy entwines love letters to Southern literature

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Author Gossip

If you mean me, the best job that was ever offered to me was to become a landlord in a brothel. In my opinion it’s the perfect milieu for an artist to work in. William Faulkner explains why writing is best left to scoundrels, preferably living in brothels.

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

The rise in popularity of young adult books has been one of the publishing world’s success stories of recent years. Ten years ago, major children’s book publishers were releasing 80% picture books and 20% books for older “young readers.” This has now flip-flopped to 20% for picture books and 80% for middle grade and young adult readers. Parnassus Young Adult First Editions: Not your mother’s book club

At Hub City, we're always working to move the organization--and Spartanburg--forward. We're doing just that with our new Writers House Residencies, 10-week and 9-month residencies each year in an historic cottage in the Hampton Heights neighborhood. The program is open to emerging writers in the United States who have completed a graduate school degree in creative writing within the past five years. Hub City Writers House Residencies

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Lady Banks' {Book} Trailer Park: The Warmth of Other Suns


The Warmth of Other Suns

The Warmth of Other Suns“I looked at it as the biggest under-reported story of the twentieth century.”

From 1915 to 1970, this exodus of almost six million people changed the face of America. Wilkerson compares this epic migration to the migrations of other peoples in history. She interviewed more than a thousand people, and gained access to new data and official records, to write this definitive and vividly dramatic account of how these American journeys unfolded, altering our cities, our country, and ourselves.

With stunning historical detail, Wilkerson tells this story through the lives of three unique individuals: Ida Mae Gladney, who in 1937 left sharecropping and prejudice in Mississippi for Chicago, where she achieved quiet blue-collar success and, in old age, voted for Barack Obama when he ran for an Illinois Senate seat; sharp and quick-tempered George Starling, who in 1945 fled Florida for Harlem, where he endangered his job fighting for civil rights, saw his family fall, and finally found peace in God; and Robert Foster, who left Louisiana in 1953 to pursue a medical career, the personal physician to Ray Charles as part of a glitteringly successful medical career, which allowed him to purchase a grand home where he often threw exuberant parties.

Wilkerson brilliantly captures their first treacherous and exhausting cross-country trips by car and train and their new lives in colonies that grew into ghettos, as well as how they changed these cities with southern food, faith, and culture and improved them with discipline, drive, and hard work. Both a riveting microcosm and a major assessment, The Warmth of Other Suns is a bold, remarkable, and riveting work, a superb account of an "unrecognized immigration" within our own land. Through the breadth of its narrative, the beauty of the writing, the depth of its research, and the fullness of the people and lives portrayed herein, this book is destined to become a classic.

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


The Next Time You See MeCalling Me Home by Julie Kibler

Calling Me Home by Julie Kibler is a soaring debut interweaving the story of a heartbreaking, forbidden love in 1930s Kentucky with an unlikely modern-day friendship.

Eighty-nine-year-old Isabelle McAllister has a favor to ask her hairdresser Dorrie Curtis. It's a big one. Isabelle wants Dorrie, a black single mom in her thirties, to drop everything to drive her from her home in Arlington, Texas, to a funeral in Cincinnati. With no clear explanation why. Tomorrow. 

Dorrie, fleeing problems of her own and curious whether she can unlock the secrets of Isabelle's guarded past, scarcely hesitates before agreeing, not knowing it will be a journey that changes both their lives. 

Calling Me HomeOver the years, Dorrie and Isabelle have developed more than just a business relationship. They are friends. But Dorrie, fretting over the new man in her life and her teenage son's irresponsible choices, still wonders why Isabelle chose her. 

Isabelle confesses that, as a willful teen in 1930s Kentucky, she fell deeply in love with Robert Prewitt, a would-be doctor and the black son of her family's housekeeper--in a town where blacks weren't allowed after dark. The tale of their forbidden relationship and its tragic consequences makes it clear Dorrie and Isabelle are headed for a gathering of the utmost importance and that the history of Isabelle's first and greatest love just might help Dorrie find her own way.

read the first chapter!

Full set of Okra Picks here


Park Road Books Nonfiction Bestsellers for 2012

Losing My SisterLosing My Sister by Judy Goldman. Judy is a great friend of our store and, oh yeah, a pretty wonderful writer too. Her first two novels, The Slow Way Back and Early Leaving were critically acclaimed and bestsellers at our store. Her new book is a memoir of her complicated relationship with her sister Brenda, and it's pretty amazing. Judy is a poet, and her prose is spare, elegant, and beautiful. Losing My Sister is often painful but it's also ravishingly beautiful and we're thrilled to be able to declare her a #1 Bestseller. 9780895875839

Stand Up That MountainStand Up That Mountain by Jay Erskine Leutze. Mr. Leutze's complicated and deeply compelling story is about Avery County where a local mining concern seeks to destroy a mountain along the Appalachian Trail. It's a stirring story of people standing together against threats to the environment, yet Leutze never demonizes his opponents. 9781451679007

PecansPecans by Kathleen Purvis. I have been waiting for a book by my friend Kathleen Purvis, food editor for the Observer, for a long time. This is one of the first two in the University of North Carolina Press's new "Savor the South" series, with each book focusing on a classic Southern ingredient. (The second, Buttermilk by Debbie Moose, is also well worth your while.) The recipe for Kathleen's grandmother's Nibble Mix is worth the price of admission, but there is much more to be found here. A terrific cookbook from a terrific writer. 9780807835791

Help Thanks WowHelp, Thanks, Wow: The Three Essential Prayers by Anne Lamott. Bestselling author Lamott's newest book talks about the three essential prayers (which apply whether or not the reader is a Christian, though Ms. Lamott is): Help (the request for assistance), Thanks (the gratitude for said assistance), and Wow (the expression of delight at the wonder of the world that makes the first two prayers possible). A beautiful little book, often very funny, and a great gift for any occasion. 9781594631290

Woody DurhamWoody Durham: A Tar Heel Voice by Woody Durham and Adam Lucas. A memoir by the Voice of the Tar Heels--Carolina fans will all want this one. As Our State magazine once said, Mr. Durham is "what powder blue sounds like." 9780895875778

I Could Pee On This, and Other Poems by Cats by Francesco Marciuliano. A small hilarious gift book about cat poetry. Those of us who live with cats and know how they actually act will find much that's familiar here. Utterly hilarious. 9781452110585

Twelve Desperate MilesTwelve Desperate Miles by Tim Brady. Have all the stories of World War 2 been told? Absolutely not, as Mr. Brady shows adroitly in this thrilling narrative nonfiction that reads like the best fiction. In 1942, a commando raid against North Africa is carried out by a motley crew on a beat-up merchant ship, the Contessa. 9780307590374

Destiny of the RepublicDestiny of the Republic by Candice Millard. Ms. Millard is well known to our readers for her bestselling River of Doubt, wherein Teddy Roosevelt is stricken by flesh-eating bacteria. Her latest weaves the story of doomed U.S. President James Garfield, his assassin, and Alexander Graham Bell. President Garfield, many readers have noted, could have been a great president, but he had the misfortune to be shot at a time when doctors didn't pay attention to the little things, like washing one's hands. 9780767929714

No Easy DayNo Easy Day by Mark Owen. The gripping story of the raid that killed Osama bin Laden by a man who was there (the pseudonymous Mr. Owen). Detailed and unflinching, it's an unforgettable read. 9780525953722

Stuff Every American Should KnowStuff Every American Should Know by Denise Kiernan. Quick--why do paratroopers yell "Geronimo!" when they jump? How does one bake the perfect apple pie? What are buffalo nickels? The answers to these and many more questions are in this slim volume which is filled with essential American knowledge. 9781594745829

Behind the Beautiful ForeversBehind the Beautiful Forevers by Katherine Boo. This first book by a New Yorker staff writer won the National Book Award. It's the wrenching tale of the lives of the residents of a slum near the airport in Mumbai. Boo's stunning book will stick with you for a long time. 9781400067558

Daring GreatlyDaring Greatly by Brene Brown. A fascinating and empowering exploration of vulnerability and trust. Ms. Brown considers how vulnerability can ultimately lead us to success. 9781592407330

Last LionThe Last Lion by William Manchester and Paul Reid. The final volume of Mr. Manchester's towering biography of Winston Churchill, finished posthumously by North Carolina author Paul Reid. Mr. Reid has finished the work of his friend and fellow Red Sox fan quite admirably. History buffs will love this. 9780316547703

Toxic CharityToxic Charity by Robert Lupton. Mr. Lupton's thought-provoking book examines how charity can have unintended consequences in the lives of its recipients. How do we hurt those whom we seek to help? And how can we change the dynamic? 9780062076212

Hellhound on His TrailHellhound on His Trail by Hampton Sides. Sally generally prefers fiction, but this riveting narrative nonfiction account of the assassination of Martin Luther King Jr. had her hooked. Mr. Sides is an accomplished writer (Ghost Soldiers, etc.) but this could be his best yet. 9780307387431

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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!

Insane City
The Racketeer
The Fifth Assassin
Me Before You
Killing Lincoln
Ten Years Later: Six People Who Faced Adversity and Transformed Their Lives
A Land More Kind Than Home
The Expats
After the Rain
An Invisible Thread
The Hare With Amber Eyes
Outliers
Below Stairs
ObamaCare Survival Guide
Zagat 2013 Miami/So. Florida Restaurants
The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks
The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
Lord of the Flies
The Diary of a Young Girl
Taken
The Name of the Wind
The Very Fairy Princess Follows Her Heart
Duck and Goose: Goose Needs a Hug
Huggy Kissy
On the Night You Were Born
The Wimpy Kid Do-It-Yourself Book
Weird But True! 4: 300 Outrageous Facts
Weird But True! 2: 300 Outrageous Facts

 


Author Readings

Peter Lerangis, author of at Quail Ridge Books & Music in Raleigh, NC  (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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Florland, Laura, author of The Chocolate Kiss at Regulator Bookshop in durham, NC  (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

Landis, Lindsay, author of Breakfast for Dinner at Parnassus Books in Nashville, TN  (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

Smith, Hedrick, author of Who Stole the American Dream 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

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

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

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

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

Tim Dorsey, author of Pineapple Grenade at Cape Coral Books in Cape Coral, 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

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

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

Hicks, Deborah, author of The Road Out at Regulator Bookshop in durham, NC  (02/19/2013)   See more

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

Okra Pick!Wrinkle, Margaret, author of Wash at Regulator Bookshop in durham, NC  (02/20/2013)   See more

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

Doctorow, Cory, author of Homeland at Octavia Books in New Orleans, LA  (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

Okra Pick!Holly Goddard Jones, author of The Next Time You See Me at Regulator Bookshop in durham, NC  (02/22/2013)   See more

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

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

Sarah Azaransky, author of The Dream Is Freedom at Regulator Bookshop in durham, NC  (02/26/2013)   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

Chimamanda Adichie, author of Purple Hibiscus at Regulator Bookshop in durham, NC  (02/27/2013)   See more

Gordon Mantler, author of Power to the Poor at Regulator Bookshop in durham, NC  (02/28/2013)   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

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

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

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

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 Quail Ridge Books & Music in Raleigh, NC  (03/15/2013)   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 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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