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{On girls who do heroic things.}

In which Mr. Wendell Berry walks in the woods in the dark, Mr. Robert Beatty likes stories about girls who do heroic things, and all the booksellers in a Florida bookshop are raving about the kitchens of the Great Midwest.

August 16, 2015

In This Issue

Lady Banks' Commonplace Book | Book and Author Gossip | Author 2 Author | STARS Author Feature | Trailer Park | Okra Picks | Special to the Southern List | Southern Indie Bestsellers | Event Calendar


Dearest Readers,

A Clear View of the Southern SkyHere is the 2015 list of books all Georgians should read, from the Georgia Center for the Book. One suspects that even if you are not from Georgia, they are worth reading: 

  • A Clear View of the Southern Sky: Stories
    Mary Hood
  • A Prayer Journal
  • Flannery O'Connor, edited by W.A. Sessions
  • Welcome to Braggsville
  • T. Geronimo Johnson
  • Suffer & Grow Strong: The Life of Ella Gertrude Clanton Thomas, 1834–1907
    Carolyn Newton Curry
  • Blood Ties & Brown Liquor
    Sean Hill
  • The Cherokee Rose: A Novel of Gardens and Ghosts
    Tiya Miles
  • Breaking Ground: My Life in Medicine
    Dr. Louis W. Sullivan
  • The Southern Poetry Anthology Volume V: Georgia
    edited by William Wright
  • Untamed: The Wildest Woman in America and the Fight for Cumberland Island
    Will Harlan
  • Those Bones Are Not My Child
    Toni Cade Bambara

Read independently. And shop local.


her ladyship, the editor


Lady Banks' Pick of the Week


Lady Banks' Commonplace Book


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

TerrapinTo Know the Dark

To go in the dark with a light is to know the light.
To know the dark, go dark. Go without sight,
and find that the dark, too, blooms and sings,
and is traveled by dark feet and dark wings.

Woods

I part out the thrusting branches
and come in beneath
the blessed and the blessing trees.
Though I am silent
there is singing around me.
Though I am dark
there is vision around me.
Though I am heavy
there is flight around me.

--Wendell Berry, Terrapin and Other Poems (Counterpoint, 2014) 9781619024250

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Book & Author Gossip

Starline Books opens in Chattanooga, TN

The south side of Chattanooga, Tennessee, a city of more than 167,600 people, will soon welcome a new indie bookstore: Star Line Books. For owner Star Lowe, the idea to open a bookshop began after she moved to the area with her family three years ago, only to discover there were no independent bookstores in the vicinity. Lowe, whose storefront is located right across from the famed Chattanooga Choo Choo, has scheduled her store’s soft opening for August 28.

"I love the idea of girls doing heroic things, and I wanted to give my daughters that kind of story." - Robert Beatty

Q&A with Robert Beatty

Serafina and the Black CloakI like the idea of girls doing heroic things, and I wanted to give my daughters that kind of story. My girls and my wife played a big role in my creative process with Serafina. They listen to and provide feedback on every version of every page I write, guiding me toward the story they want to hear. This has been a family project from the beginning and continues to be that way today. 

 

Randall Kenan and Tim Tyson discuss "Between the World and Me" by Ta-Nehisi Coates

Between the World and MeJoin Randall Kenan and Tim Tyson as we discuss Between the World and Me, Ta-Nehisi Coates’ book-length letter to his son about being black in America, the legacy of slavery and current racism and violence. Coates grounds his own experience in the political, economic and historical context of this country. Between the World and Me is not only on the NY Times Best Seller list, but has been the fastest selling book at the Regulator since it came out. Coates is a national correspondent for The Atlantic and the author of the memoir, The Beautiful Struggle.

 

Youth Books: Yard War

Yard WarA story of family ties and fighting for what you believe in, “Yard War” is full of hilarity, moments of heartbreak, and will have you rooting for the good guys. This novel is relevant in that it explores Jackson’s past, present, and future. While this book shows reasons that might make a person leave Jackson, it also encompasses all the good parts that will make one want to stay. 9780553507539

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Author 2 Author:
Kevin Wilson talks to Leah Stewart

At a recent event at Parnassus Books in Nashville, Kevin Wilson had a chance to talk to Leah Stewart about her new novel, The New Neighbor. They were kind enough to provide a transcript of the interview for her ladyship to pass along to her readers.

Leah StewartKW: I thought maybe we could start off with setting, because it connects us in a way. The book is set in Sewanee and I remember reading the novel and feeling for the first fifty pages or so really disconcerted by recognizing not just the places but the weird customs amongst the people in Sewanee. Living on the mountain you live in this bubble, you feel separate from the rest of the world, and so reading Leah’s book I was unsettled that the bubble was see-through and can be witnessed by outsiders. Or that might just be Leah’s special talent, that she can see so clearly a place that’s not her own. I thought I would ask you, the way that setting works for you. Thinking back to your first novel, Body of a Girl, Memphis is such an integral part of that narrative and in your last book, The History of Us, Cincinnati feels so specific to that narrative, and Sewanee here too.  I think maybe as a writer you admire the things that you can’t do but setting is difficult for me and you’re so good at it, so I wondered why did you choose Sewanee and what does place mean to you when you write?

"I grew up military, and maybe because of that when I was in college writing short stories there was never any setting"

The New NeighborLS: Well I grew up military, and maybe because of that when I was in college writing short stories there was never any setting. Then my senior year _________ came to teach at Vanderbilt and I had an independent study with her. I think one of the best things writing teachers can do for you is pose a challenge that makes you develop a skill that you don’t have, point out to you a blind spot of yours. And she did that for me. She said, you never write about setting and you have to start your next story with a description of setting. And I had spent the summer in Memphis interning at the Commercial Appeal, the Memphis daily paper, and so I wrote a story that started with a description of Mud Island in Memphis.

And I think that hit me with the force of revelation, that I could do that, that it added something. And later when I went back to figure out what I wanted to write a novel about, I went back to that story and I realized that for me, Memphis had a very particular character and part of that character was a sense of both a really interesting, rich history and culture and at the same time a sense of danger, because when I lived there I was 19, I was living by myself for the first time, and the neighborhood where I was living was sort of sketchy and there was a woman assaulted in an alley across the street from where I lived, so I think all of that fed into that first book and the setting of Memphis became really important. Since then, not even really on purpose, I think that I’ve looked for a setting that somehow had the feeling of the book--the right atmosphere or the right thematic concern or was somehow in line with what I was interested in about the characters.

These characters [in The New Neighbor] are deliberately choosing isolation, but at the same time Sewanee is so small that if you get a neighbor you’re highly aware of the fact that you suddenly have a neighbor. So it’s a strange way in which that isolation can also mean an intensity of awareness about the other people who are there.

KW: It’s really masterfully done. Being a person who lives in Sewanee, seeing how many details you perfectly got right made me appreciate the eye for detail that you have, because Sewanee is a part of your life.

LS: Right, well we met, Kevin reminded me, in a Waffle House in Sewanee and because I was working for the Sewanee Writer’s Conference which Kevin then started to do, we would see each other there every summer. I also spent a year as a visiting writer there and now I’ve been going back to write at the writer’s colony there. And of course we go to visit Kevin and Leanne so I’ve spent a lot of time there. With a place you don’t live, or used to live but don’t anymore, I think you can have a heightened awareness of what that place is like because you have contrast. And setting is something Kevin and I were talking about earlier because Kevin doesn’t write about setting as much and grew up down the mountain in the same place, so I wonder if that might be one reason why you don’t write about setting. Maybe you didn’t go away and have that sense of now I adapt to a new culture, what is this place, which I think is part of what I developed as a military kid, was a hyperawareness of how, in some ways, you have to be different because each place is different.

KW: Yeah, I don’t assimilate well to anything other than Franklin County [laughter] so every story I write is in Franklin County just out of the ease of not wanting to know any other place.

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Booklover's Giftwrap


Lady Banks {Book} Trailer Park

Born on the Bayou

Born on the BayouIn the tradition of the modern classics "The Tender Bar" by J.R. Moehringer and "The Liars' Club" by Mary Karr, Blaine Lourd's "Born on the Bayou" is a powerful gothic memoir set in the bayous and oil towns of 1970s Louisiana.

Coonass: koon-as] (noun, slang, from the French "conasse") A term of endearment and an expression of cultural and ethnic pride. 
So echoes this all-important definition throughout this good-humored memoir of growing up in the South. A rollercoaster rags-to-riches story, Blaine Lourd's meaningful debut is both a nostalgic send-up of '60s and '70s Louisiana, and a heartfelt portrait of one family's coming of age. 

In honest, confessional prose, "Born on the Bayou "transports us to a pocket of the South where Lourd learns how to be a man from the two people he looks up to the most: his larger-than-life father, "Puffer," a prominent figure in the oil business (coonass translation: "awl bidness"), and his successful older brother, Bryan. With an eye turned perpetually toward the gruff and distant Puffer, Lourd illustrates how those closest to us can cause the most hurt, even as we seek their approval. 

Whether he's learning how to skin a duck at age ten, enjoying his first beer at thirteen, or detailing the finer points of ride-on lawn mowing, Lourd gets to the heart of being a Southerner with rawness and grace. From his early childhood through his eventual pilgrimage to the West Coast, he beautifully details what it means to have tangible roots to a place so ingrained it is a part of your own being. 

From barreling down the low country roads in a shiny Thunderbird to chasing women and learning to be a gentleman, " Born on the Bayou" is one man's struggle against the forces of family love, loyalty and obligation, and the ties that keep us tethered to our roots no matter how far we run. As the saying goes, "a coonass always goes his own way.

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2015 SIBA Book Award Winners


Meet Lisa Wingate

Lisa WingateLisa Wingate is a magazine columnist, speaker, and the author of nineteen mainstream fiction novels, including the national bestseller, Tending Roses, now in its nineteenth printing. She is a seven-time ACFW Carol award nominee, a Christy Award nominee, an Oklahoma Book Award finalist, and a two-time Carol Award winner. Her novel, Blue Moon Bay, was a Booklist Top Ten of 2012 pick. Recently, the group Americans for More Civility, a kindness watchdog organization, selected Lisa along with Bill Ford, Camille Cosby, and six others, as recipients of the National Civies Award, which celebrates public figures who work to promote greater kindness and civility in American life. When not dreaming up stories, Lisa spends time on the road as a motivational speaker. Via internet, she shares with readers as far away as India, where her book, Tending Roses, has been used to promote women's literacy, and as close to home as Tulsa, Oklahoma, where the county library system has used Tending Roses to help volunteers teach adults to read.

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Lisa on tour:

09/11/2015, 08:00 pm | Bookmiser | Roswell, GA
09/12/2015, 01:00 pm | FoxTale Book Shoppe | Woodstock, GA
09/14/2015, 06:00 pm | FoxTale Book Shoppe | Woodstock, GA

Keynote, Preserving Your Family Story by Lisa Wingate,Fundraising Luncheon
09/15/2015, 11:30 am | A Novel Experience | Zebulon, GA

Meet & Greet Signing for Wingate’s new release, The Sea Keeper’s Daughters  
09/15/2015, 01:30 pm | A Novel Experience | Zebulon, GA

09/15/2015, 06:00 pm | FoxTale Book Shoppe | Woodstock, GA
09/16/2015, 03:00 pm | Fiction Addiction | Greenville, SC

Preservation of Story Panel with author Kim Boyken and Lisa Wingate 
09/17/2015, 11:00 am | Park Road Books | Charlotte, NC

09/21/2015, 12:00 pm | Park Road Books | Charlotte, NC
09/21/2015, 07:00 pm | Fiction Addiction | Greenville, SC

The Seakeeper's Daughters

The Sea Keeper's DaughtersFrom modern-day Roanoke Island to the sweeping backdrop of North Carolina's Blue Ridge Mountains and Roosevelt's WPA folklore writers, past and present intertwine to create an unexpected destiny. Restaurant owner Whitney Monroe is desperate to save her business from a hostile takeover. The inheritance of a decaying Gilded Age hotel on North Carolina's Outer Banks may provide just the ray of hope she needs. But things at the Excelsior are more complicated than they seem. Whitney's estranged stepfather is entrenched on the third floor, and the downstairs tenants are determined to save the historic building. Searching through years of stored family heirlooms may be Whitney's only hope of quick cash, but will the discovery of an old necklace and a Depression-era love story change everything?


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Okra Picks

From the Okra Picks

Yard WarIt's 1964 in Jackson, Mississippi, deep in the civil rights movement, and the one black person twelve-year-old Trip Westbrook knows well is Willie Jane, the family maid, who has been a second mother to him. When Trip invites her son, Dee, to play football in the yard, Trip discovers the ugly side of his smiling neighbors. Even his loving grandparents don t approve. But getting to know Dee and playing football, being part of a team, changes Trip. He begins to see all the unspoken rules he lives by but doesn t agree with, such as "respect your elders." What if he thinks their views are wrong? This engaging, honest, and hopeful novel is full of memorable characters, and brings the civil rights era South alive for young readers.

 

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Recommended by Indie Booksellers

Recommended: From Inkwood Books in Tampa, FL

It's no secret that ALL of us here at Inkwood loved Kitchens of the Great Midwest, a wonderful debut novel by J. Ryan Stradal.

Kitchens of the Great MidwestDONOVAN: "This novel is sometimes spicy and sometimes sweet, but always well-done. Requisite food pun aside, Stradal crafts an array of characters that are vividly real and human and petty and just flat-out fun to read more and more about as the pages blow by...This is one of the most natural and fluid and evocative narratives I’ve read in a long time, and it far surpasses any simple plot summarization. This book is for anyone that enjoys the power of good writing and great story-telling..."

AMANDA: "Stradal’s debut shines like a beacon of warm-hearted hope. Kitchens is the tale of Eva Thorvald, a young woman with a prodigious talent and otherwordly palate. We watch Eva grow from a girl who cultivates chocolate habanero peppers in her closet to the architect of the most exclusive pop-up dining experience in the world. A different character and a different dish narrate each chapter, and we are left with a beautiful image of food, culture, and family. Kitchens of the Great Midwest is the book I’ve been looking for."

STEFANI: "What Donavan and Amanda said. I just make the peanut butter bars…..and they are FREAKIN’ AWESOME!!!" 9780525429142

Barbara the Slut and Other PeopleBarbara the Slut and Other People by Lauren Holmes

Recommended by DONOVAN:

"A collection of stories at once understated and aggressive, subtle yet shouting to be heard. Holmes traces a set of people similarly lost—romantically, financially, maternally—at a similar stage in life (generally between college grad and actual adulthood). These stories offer multiple vantages to the problems we all have or will someday face, illuminating possible paths in some instances while muddying the waters even further in others...And she does so with an array of characters as diverse as they are tangible and breathing. Holmes is a great new writer who will likely be heard from again and again in the years to follow." 9781594633782

The Enchanted Files: Diary of a Mad BrownieThe Enchanted Files: Diary of a Mad Brownie by Bruce Coville

Recommended by AMANDA:

"Angus Cairns has recently celebrated his 150th birthday, and that's when everything goes wrong. He's a brownie - an elvish being from the Enchanted Realm, dedicated to good housekeeping and mischief - bound by a curse to serve the family McGonagall. When his mistress and friend Sarah dies he learns he is to be passed on to the youngest girl in her line: in America! Angus is beholden to Alex, a sweet young girl with the filthiest room he's ever seen, but her slovenly ways will be the least of his worries, as he unknowingly carries with him a second, potentially disastrous, curse. Told in journal entries from Alex and Angus, as well as pages from the Enchanted Realm's encyclopedia, this is a fun and hilarious story you'll smile your way through." 9780385392471Hiawatha and the Peacemaker

Hiawatha and the Peacemaker By Robbie Robertson, illus. by David Shannon

Recommended by STEFANI:

"For parents, teachers, and media specialists who would love to expose their students and children to a wider variety of diverse books. Robbie Robertson, the gifted musician from The Band, is of Mohawk and Cayuga descent. He learned the story of Hiawatha and the Peacemaker as a child living on the Six Nations of the Grand River Indian Reservation. Robertson tells a beautiful story brought to life by the exquisite illustrations of David Shannon. The book includes a CD narrated by Robertson."  9781419712203

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Southern Indie Bestsellers

For the week ending August 9. Books on the Southern Indie Bestseller List that are southern in nature or have been recently recommended by southern indie booksellers.

- A STARS Author | Okra Pick! - A SIBA Okra Pick 
Titles in red are SIBA Book Award winners and finalists!
Printable versions: Hardcover | Paperback | Children.

The Southern Indie Bestseller List, as brought to you by IndieBound and SIBA, for the week ended Sunday, August 9, 2015. Based on reporting from the independent booksellers of the Southern Independent Booksellers Alliance and IndieBound. For an independent bookstore near you, visit IndieBound.org.

HARDCOVER FICTION

okra1. Go Set a Watchman
Harper Lee, Harper, $27.99, 9780062409850

2. All the Light We Cannot See
Anthony Doerr, Scribner, $27, 9781476746586
3. The Girl on the Train
Paula Hawkins, Riverhead, $26.95, 9781594633669
4. Circling the Sun
Paula McLain, Ballantine, $28, 9780345534187
5. The Nightingale
Kristin Hannah, St. Martin's, $27.99, 9780312577223
6. Wind/Pinball: Two Novels
Haruki Murakami, Knopf, $25.95, 9780385352123
7. The Rumor
Elin Hilderbrand, Little Brown, $28, 9780316334525
8. The English Spy
Daniel Silva, Harper, $27.99, 9780062320131
9. Armada
Ernest Cline, Crown, $26, 9780804137256
10. Kitchens of the Great Midwest
J.Ryan Stradal, Pamela Dorman Books, $25, 9780525429142
11. Luckiest Girl Alive
Jessica Knoll, S&S, $25, 9781476789637
12. The Marriage of Opposites
Alice Hoffman, S&S, $27.99, 9781451693591
13. The Redeemers
Ace Atkins, Putnam, $26.95, 9780399173943
14. The Little Paris Bookshop
Nina George, Crown, $25, 9780553418774
15. Badlands
C.J. Box, Minotaur, $26.99, 9780312583217

HARDCOVER NONFICTION

1. The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up
Marie Kondo, Ten Speed Press, $16.99, 9781607747307
2. Between the World and Me
Ta-Nehisi Coates, Spiegel & Grau, $24, 9780812993547
3. The Wright Brothers
David McCullough, S&S, $30, 9781476728742
4. Being Mortal
Atul Gawande, Metropolitan, $26, 9780805095159
5. The Oregon Trail
Rinker Buck, S&S, $28, 9781451659160
6. Dead Wake
Erik Larson, Crown, $28, 9780307408860
7. Barbarian Days
William Finnegan, Penguin Press, $27.95, 9781594203473
8. Everything I Need to Know I Learned from a Disney Little Golden Book
Diane Muldrow, Random House/Disney, $9.99, 9780736434256
9. A Full Life
Jimmy Carter, S&S, $28, 9781501115639
10. Modern Romance
Aziz Ansari, Penguin Press, $28.95, 9781594206276
11. H Is for Hawk
Helen MacDonald, Grove Press, $26, 9780802123411
12. Plunder and Deceit
Mark R. Levin, Threshold Editions, $27, 9781451606300
13. Voices in the Ocean: A Journey Into the Wild and Haunting World of Dolphins
Susan Casey, Doubleday, $27.95, 9780385537308
14. Barefoot to Avalon
David Payne, Atlantic Monthly Press, $26, 9780802123541
15. What If?
Randall Munroe, Houghton Mifflin, $24, 9780544272996

TRADE PAPERBACK FICTION

1. The Martian
Andy Weir, Broadway, $15, 9780553418026
2. Euphoria
Lily King, Grove Press, $16, 9780802123701
3. Station Eleven
Emily St. John Mandel, Vintage, $15.95, 9780804172448
4. The Invention of Wings
Sue Monk Kidd, Penguin, $17, 9780143121701
5. The Goldfinch
Donna Tartt, Back Bay, $20, 9780316055444
6. The Boston Girl
Anita Diamant, Scribner, $16, 9781439199367
7. Everything I Never Told You
Celeste Ng, Penguin, $16, 9780143127550
8. Grey
E.L. James, Vintage, $15.95, 9781101946343
okra 9. Somewhere Safe With Somebody Good
Jan Karon, Berkley, $16, 9780425276211

10. The Vacationers
Emma Straub, Riverhead, $16, 9781594633881
11. The Husband's Secret
Liane Moriarty, Berkley, $16, 9780425267721
12. The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry
Gabrielle Zevin, Algonquin, $14.95, 9781616204518
13. Fahrenheit 451
Ray Bradbury, S&S, $15, 9781451673319
14. The Rosie Project
Graeme Simsion, S&S, $15.99, 9781476729091
15. To Kill a Mockingbird
Harper Lee, Perennial, $14.99, 9780060935467

TRADE PAPERBACK NONFICTION

1. The Boys in the Boat
Daniel James Brown, Penguin, $17, 9780143125471
2. People Tools for Love and Relationships: The Journey from Me to Us
Alan Fox, Select Books, $16.95, 9781590793565
3. I Am Malala
Malala Yousafzai, Back Bay, $16, 9780316322423
4. How to Read Literature Like a Professor
Thomas C. Foster, Harper Perennial, $15.99, 9780062301673
5. The Mindfulness Coloring Book
Emma Farrarons, Experiment, $9.95, 9781615192823
6. Encyclical on Climate Change and Inequality: On Care for Our Common Home
Pope Francis, Melville House, $14.95, 9781612195285
7. In Cold Blood
Truman Capote, Vintage, $15, 9780679745587
8. How Not to Be Wrong
Jordan Ellenberg, Penguin, $17, 9780143127536
9. The Devil in the White City
Erik Larson, Vintage, $17.6, 9780375725609
10. Magic Garden
ArsEdition (Illus.), Barron's Educational Series, $12.99, 9781438006390
11. The Lady in Gold
Anne-Marie O'Connor, Vintage, $17.95, 9781101873120
12. Factory Man
Beth Macy, Back Bay, $17, 9780316231411
13. The Opposite of Loneliness
Marina Keegan, Scribner, $15, 9781476753911
14. The New Jim Crow
Michelle Alexander, The New Press, $19.95, 9781595586438
15. Wild
Cheryl Strayed, Vintage, $15.95, 9781101873441

MASS MARKET

1. To Kill a Mockingbird
Harper Lee, Grand Central, $8.99, 9780446310789
2. 1984
George Orwell, Signet, $9.99, 9780451524935
3. The Catcher in the Rye
J.D. Salinger, Little Brown, $8.99, 9780316769488
4. Lord of the Flies
William Golding, Perigee, $9.99, 9780399501487
5. A Clash of Kings
George R.R. Martin, Bantam, $9.99, 9780345535429
6. A Game of Thrones
George R.R. Martin, Bantam, $9.99, 9780553593716
7. Macbeth
William Shakespeare, Washington Square Press, $5.99, 9780743477109
8. Dune
Frank Herbert, Ace, $9.99, 9780441172719
9. Hamlet
William Shakespeare, Washington Square Press, $5.99, 9780743477123
10. Zoo
James Patterson, Michael Ledwidge, Grand Central, $8, 9781455591237

CHILDREN'S ILLUSTRATED

1. What Pet Should I Get?
Dr.Seuss, Random House, $17.99, 9780553524260
2. Goodnight Moon
Margaret Wise Brown, Clement Hurd (Illus.), Harper, $8.99, 9780694003617
3. The Book With No Pictures
B.J. Novak, Dial, $17.99, 9780803741713
4. The Cat in the Hat
Dr. Seuss, Random House, $8.99, 9780394800011
5. Pat the Bunny
Dorothy Kunhardt, Golden, $9.99, 9780307120007
6. The Day the Crayons Quit
Drew Daywalt, Oliver Jeffers (Illus.), Philomel, $17.99, 9780399255373
7. The Pout-Pout Fish
Deborah Diesen, Dan Hanna (Illus.), FSG, $7.99, 9780374360979
8. Guess How Much I Love You
Sam McBratney, Anita Jeram (Illus.), Candlewick, $7.99, 9780763642648
9. On the Night You Were Born
Nancy Tillman, Feiwel & Friends, $7.99, 9780312601553
10. Llama Llama Red Pajama
Anna Dewdney, Viking Books for Young Readers, $8.99, 9780451474575

CHILDREN'S INTEREST

1. Paper Towns
John Green, Speak, $10.99, 9780147517654
2. The Isle of the Lost
Melissa de la Cruz, Disney/Hyperion, $17.99, 9781484720974
3. Wonder
R.J. Palacio, Knopf, $16.99, 9780375869020
4. Looking for Alaska (Special 10th Anniversary Edition)
John Green, Dutton, $19.99, 9780525428022
5. An Abundance of Katherines
John Green, Speak, $9.99, 9780142410707
6. Me and Earl and the Dying Girl
Jesse Andrews, Amulet, $9.95, 9781419719462
7. Flora and Ulysses: The Illuminated Adventures
Kate DiCamillo, K.G. Campbell (Illus.), Candlewick, $8.99, 9780763676711
8. The Giver
Lois Lowry, Harcourt, $9.99, 9780544340688
okra9. Serafina and the Black Cloak
Robert Beatty, Disney/Hyperion, $16.99, 9781484709016

10. Saint Anything
Sarah Dessen, Viking, $19.99, 9780451474704

CHILDREN'S FICTION SERIES TITLES

1. The Land of Stories: Beyond the Kingdoms
Chris Colfer, Little Brown, $18, 9780316406895
2. The Maze Runner
James Dashner, Delacorte, $10.99, 9780385385206
3. The House of Hades (The Heroes of Olympus, #4)
Rick Riordan, Hyperion, $9.99, 9781423146773
4. Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children
Ransom Riggs, Quirk, $10.99, 9781594746031
5. Tales from a Not-So-Dorky Drama Queen (Dork Diaries, #9)
Rachel Renee Russell, Aladdin, $13.99, 9781442487697
6. Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul
Jeff Kinney, Amulet, $13.95, 9781419711893
7. Dinosaurs Before Dark (Magic Tree House, #1)
Mary Pope Osborne, Sal Murdocca (Illus.), Random House, $4.99, 9780679824114
8. Pete the Cat: Pete at the Beach (My First I Can Read Series)
James Dean, Harper, $3.99, 9780062110725
9. The Scorch Trials (The Maze Runner, Book 2)
James Dashner, Ember, $9.99, 9780385738767
10. Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Hard Luck
Jeff Kinney, Amulet, $13.95, 9781419711329

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Events

Events at Southern Indie Bookstores

authors all around the south!

Luther Campbell - The Book of Luke - Gables  (author appearance)
Luther Campbell | 08/18/2015, 07:00 pm | Books & Books Inc | Coral Gables, FL

Tuesday Murder Club  (book club)
08/18/2015, 06:30 pm | Murder on the Beach Mystery Bookstore | Delray Beach, FL

Fatima Shaik - WHAT WENT MISSING AND WHAT GOT FOUND  (author appearance)
Fatima Shaik | 08/18/2015, 06:00 pm | Octavia Books | New Orleans, LA

Tiffany Quay Tyson  (author appearance)
Tiffany Quay Tyson | 08/18/2015, 05:00 am | Turnrow Books | Greenwood, MS

COMIX CLUB discusses IT'S OH SO QUIET  (book club)
08/18/2015, 07:00 pm | Malaprop's Bookstore/Cafe | Asheville, NC

MICHAEL SWANWICK presents CHASING THE PHOENIX  (author appearance)
Michael Swanwick | 08/18/2015, 07:00 pm | Malaprop's Bookstore/Cafe | Asheville, NC

David Payne -Barefoot to Avalon  (author appearance)
David Payne | 08/18/2015, 07:00 pm | Quail Ridge Books & Music | Raleigh, NC

YAW - YA Wednesdays! THE ARCHIVIST WASP by NICOLE KORNHER-STACE YAW - YA Wednesdays!  (book club)
08/19/2015, 07:00 pm | Inkwood Books | Tampa, FL

Katy Simpson Smith  (author appearance)
Katy Simpson Smith | 08/19/2015, 06:30 pm | Avid Bookshop | Athens, GA

Tiffany Quay Tyson  (author appearance)
Tiffany Quay Tyson | 08/19/2015, 05:00 pm | Square Books | Oxford, MS

David Payne discusses his new memoir Barefoot to Avalon in conversation with Steven Petrow  (author appearance)
David Payne | 08/19/2015, 07:00 pm | Flyleaf Books | Chapel Hill, NC

Messages To the Heart Salon  (author appearance)
Elise Okrend | 08/19/2015, 05:00 pm | Malaprop's Bookstore/Cafe | Asheville, NC

Author Event: Jeff Diamant - Heist: The $17 Million Loomis Fargo Theft  (author appearance)
Jeff Diamant | 08/19/2015, 07:00 pm | Park Road Books | Charlotte, NC

Margaret Maron - Long Upon the Land   (author appearance)
Margaret Maron | 08/19/2015, 12:00 pm | Quail Ridge Books & Music | Raleigh, NC

KITCHENS OF THE GREAT MIDWEST Book Club Potluck  (book club)
08/20/2015, 07:00 pm | Books & Books Inc | Coral Gables, FL

Cliterati No Open Mic Featuring Maryann "Leaf" Hopper  (author appearance)
Maryann Hopper | 08/20/2015, 07:30 pm | Charis Books & More | Atlanta, GA

PLEASE FORWARD: How Blogging Reconnected New Orleans After Katrina  (author appearance)
Cynthia Joyce | 08/20/2015, 06:00 pm | Octavia Books | New Orleans, LA

Sandra Beasley- Count the Waves  (author appearance)
Sandra Beasley | 08/20/2015, 05:00 pm | Square Books | Oxford, MS

Author Event - Barton Swaim: The Speechwriter  (author appearance)
Barton Swaim | 08/20/2015, 07:00 pm | Park Road Books | Charlotte, NC

Dr. Ray Barfield - The Book of Colors  (author appearance)
Dr. Ray Barfield | 08/20/2015, 07:00 pm | Quail Ridge Books & Music | Raleigh, NC

Tiffany Quay Tyson  (author appearance)
Tiffany Quay Tyson | 08/20/2015, 06:00 pm | Booksellers at Laurelwood | Memphis, TN

Scott Wilbanks - The Lemoncholy Life of Annie Aster - Gables  (author appearance)
Scott Wilbanks | 08/21/2015, 08:00 pm | Books & Books Inc | Coral Gables, FL

Avid Poetry Series: L.S. McKee, Jenny Gropp, and Andre Nance  (other event)
08/21/2015, 06:30 pm | Avid Bookshop | Athens, GA

Author Event - Theresa M. Williams: From Agnostic to Deacon  (author appearance)
Theresa M. Williams | 08/21/2015, 07:00 pm | Park Road Books | Charlotte, NC

YA Book Club  (book club)
08/21/2015, 06:00 pm | Regulator Bookshop | Durham, NC

Brett Parks - Miracle Man - Gables  (author appearance)
Brett Parks | 08/22/2015, 08:00 pm | Books & Books Inc | Coral Gables, FL

Judy Walker - COOKING UP A STORM  (author appearance)
Judy Walker | 08/22/2015, 08:30 am | Octavia Books | New Orleans, LA

All-Family Storytime and Book Drive for SafeSchoolsNC!  (other event)
08/22/2015, 02:00 pm | Flyleaf Books | Chapel Hill, NC

Author Event: Gail Z. Martin - War of Shadows & Iron and Blood  (author appearance)
Gail Z. Martin | 08/22/2015, 02:00 pm | Park Road Books | Charlotte, NC

Louise Mason  (author appearance)
Louise Mason | 08/23/2015, 02:00 pm | Page & Palette | Fairhope, AL

Stella Santamaria - In Between Spaces | Miami - Coral Gables  (author appearance)
Stella Santamaria | 08/23/2015, 04:00 pm | Books & Books Inc | Coral Gables, FL

New & Notable Book Club: H IS FOR HAWK by Helen Macdonald  (book club)
08/23/2015, 06:15 pm | Avid Bookshop | Athens, GA

Don Brown - DROWNED CITY: Hurricane Katrina and New Orleans  (author appearance)
Don Brown | 08/23/2015, 02:00 pm | Octavia Books | New Orleans, LA

Haley Barbour with AMERICA'S GREAT STORM About the Author  (author appearance)
Haley Barbour | 08/23/2015, 02:00 pm | Square Books | Oxford, MS

Martha Ertman discusses her new book, Love’s Promises: How Formal and Informal Contracts Shape All Kinds of Families  (author appearance)
Martha Ertman | 08/23/2015, 02:00 pm | Flyleaf Books | Chapel Hill, NC

JOHN SHEFFIELD presents ROSELAND'S SECRET  (author appearance)
John Sheffield | 08/23/2015, 03:00 pm | Malaprop's Bookstore/Cafe | Asheville, NC

John Rosenthal - AFTER  (author appearance)
John Rosenthal | 08/23/2015, 02:00 pm | Quail Ridge Books & Music | Raleigh, NC

Teresita Levy - Puerto Ricans in the Empire - Gables  (author appearance)
Teresita Levy | 08/24/2015, 08:00 pm | Books & Books Inc | Coral Gables, FL

Ellen Urbani - LANDFALL  (author appearance)
Ellen Urbani | 08/24/2015, 06:00 pm | Octavia Books | New Orleans, LA

Book Lovers club at Flyeaf disscuses All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr  (book club)
08/24/2015, 07:00 pm | Flyleaf Books | Chapel Hill, NC

PAM DURBAN presents SOON: STORIES  (author appearance)
Pam Durban | 08/24/2015, 07:00 pm | Malaprop's Bookstore/Cafe | Asheville, NC

Katy Simpson Smith   (author appearance)
Katy Simpson Smith | 08/25/2015, 12:00 pm | Page & Palette | Fairhope, AL

Letra Urbana Encuentros @ Books & Books - Luis Felipe Lomelí - Gables LIVE STREAM  (other event)
08/25/2015, 08:00 pm | Books & Books Inc | Coral Gables, FL

Book Club of the Fantastic: UPROOTED by Naomi Novik  (book club)
Naomi Novik | 08/25/2015, 06:15 pm | Avid Bookshop | Athens, GA

Writing With Intent--New Night!  (writers group)
08/25/2015, 06:30 pm | Charis Books & More | Atlanta, GA

Blaine Lourd - BORN ON THE BAYOU  (author appearance)
Blaine Lourd | 08/25/2015, 06:00 pm | Octavia Books | New Orleans, LA

Devery Anderson with EMMETT TILL About the Author  (author appearance)
Devery Anderson | 08/25/2015, 05:00 pm | Square Books | Oxford, MS

Michael Martin - Extended Remark  (author appearance)
Michael Martin | 08/25/2015, 06:00 pm | Quail Ridge Books & Music | Raleigh, NC

Eric Litwin Performance and Book Signing  (author appearance)
Eric Litwin | 08/25/2015, 06:00 pm | Fiction Addiction | Greenville, SC

Gervasio Goris - Hombre Verde - Gables  (author appearance)
Gervasio Goris | 08/26/2015, 06:30 pm | Books & Books Inc | Coral Gables, FL

Jennifer Steil - The Ambassador's Wife - Gables  (author appearance)
Jennifer Steil | 08/26/2015, 08:00 pm | Books & Books Inc | Coral Gables, FL

Libba Bray - LAIR OF DREAMS  (author appearance)
Libba Bray | 08/26/2015, 06:00 pm | Octavia Books | New Orleans, LA

Cynthia Joyce with PLEASE FORWARD  (author appearance)
Cynthia Joyce | 08/26/2015, 05:00 pm | Square Books | Oxford, MS

I Am Enough Salon  (other event)
08/26/2015, 07:00 pm | Malaprop's Bookstore/Cafe | Asheville, NC

Author Event - Kim Boykin: Peach of a Pair  (author appearance)
Kim Boykin | 08/26/2015, 07:00 pm | Park Road Books | Charlotte, NC

okraB.O.B. bookclub  (book club)
Harper Lee | 08/26/2015, 10:30 am | Books on Broad | Camden, SC

Laura McNeal Book Talk and Signing  (author appearance)
Laura Lane McNeal | 08/26/2015, 02:00 pm | Fiction Addiction | Greenville, SC

Dog Days of Summer Open House  (author appearance)
08/26/2015, 10:00 am | My Sister's Books, Inc. | Pawleys Island, SC

Vanessa Diffenbaugh, Bestselling Author of THE LANGUAGE OF FLOWERS  (author appearance)
Vanessa Diffenbaugh | 08/27/2015, 12:00 pm | Page & Palette | Fairhope, AL

Robert Goolrick - The Fall of Princes - Gables  (author appearance)
Robert Goolrick | 08/27/2015, 08:00 pm | Books & Books Inc | Coral Gables, FL

PINKIES with local author Shane Hinton  (author appearance)
Shane Hinton | 08/27/2015, 07:00 pm | Books & Books Inc | Coral Gables, FL

The Sisters are Alright: Changing the Broken Narrative of Black Women in America  (author appearance)
Tamara Winfrey-Harris | 08/27/2015, 07:30 pm | Charis Books & More | Atlanta, GA

Katherine E. Browne - STANDING IN THE NEED: Culture, Comfort, and Coming Home After Katrina  (author appearance)
Katherine E. | 08/27/2015, 06:00 pm | Octavia Books | New Orleans, LA

WORKS IN TRANSLATION BOOK CLUB discusses GRANMA NINETEEN AND THE SOVIET'S SECRET  (book club)
08/27/2015, 07:00 pm | Malaprop's Bookstore/Cafe | Asheville, NC

Author Event - Jena Lee Nardella: One Thousand Wells  (author appearance)
Jena Lee | 08/27/2015, 06:00 pm | Park Road Books | Charlotte, NC

Dirk Philipsen- The Little Big Number  (author appearance)
Dirk Philipsen | 08/27/2015, 07:00 pm | Regulator Bookshop | Durham, NC

Coloring, Cocktails and Conversation  (other event)
08/27/2015, 07:00 pm | Fiction Addiction | Greenville, SC

Andrew Malan Milward with I WAS A REVOLUTIONARY  (author appearance)
Andrew Malan Milward | 08/27/2016, 05:00 pm | Square Books | Oxford, MS

Jesús A. Rojo Pinilla - Cuando éramos invencibles - Gables  (author appearance)
Jesús A. | 08/28/2015, 08:00 pm | Books & Books Inc | Coral Gables, FL

Jenny Milchman with AS NIGHT FALLS  (author appearance)
Jenny Milchman | 08/28/2015, 05:00 pm | Square Books | Oxford, MS

Jena Lee Nardella - One Thousand Wells  (author appearance)
Jena Lee | 08/28/2015, 07:00 pm | Quail Ridge Books & Music | Raleigh, NC

Ellen Fischer storytime and release party for If an Elephant Went to School  (author appearance)
Ellen Fischer | 08/29/2015, 02:00 pm | Flyleaf Books | Chapel Hill, NC

Author Event: Robert Burns - Flipping Men's Footwear  (author appearance)
Robert Burns | 08/29/2015, 02:00 pm | Park Road Books | Charlotte, NC

Jessica Asis - The New Year's Dilemma - Bal Harbour Shops  (author appearance)
Jessica Asis | 08/30/2015, 12:00 pm | Books & Books Inc | Coral Gables, FL

Phil Bildner - MARVELOUS CORNELIUS: Hurricane Katrina and the Spirit of New Orleans  (author appearance)
Phil Bildner | 08/30/2015, 02:00 pm | Octavia Books | New Orleans, LA

Francis Owen Drewrey discusses his debut novel Mascots  (author appearance)
Francis Owen | 08/30/2015, 02:00 pm | Flyleaf Books | Chapel Hill, NC

Jimmy Moore & Eric Westman - The Ketogenic Cookbook  (author appearance)
Jimmy Moore | 08/30/2015, 02:00 pm | Quail Ridge Books & Music | Raleigh, NC

Inkwood Kids' Book Club!  (book club)
08/31/2015, 06:30 pm | Inkwood Books | Tampa, FL

PIH ENGAGE PUBLIC HEALTH BOOK CLUB  (book club)
08/31/2015, 07:00 pm | Malaprop's Bookstore/Cafe | Asheville, NC

ELIOT COWAN presents PLANT SPIRIT MEDICINE  (author appearance)
Eliot Cowan | 08/31/2015, 07:00 pm | Malaprop's Bookstore/Cafe | Asheville, NC

Just Add Water with Author Robert Yehling  (author appearance)
Robert Yehling | 09/01/2015, 07:00 pm | Inkwood Books | Tampa, FL

Adam Johnson with FORTUNE SMILES  (author appearance)
Adam Johnson | 09/01/2015, 05:00 pm | Square Books | Oxford, MS

Louise Penny - The Nature of the Beast(  (author appearance)
Louise Penny | 09/01/2015, 07:00 pm | Quail Ridge Books & Music | Raleigh, NC

Sacrificial Poets Touchstone Open Mic  (other event)
09/02/2015, 06:30 pm | Flyleaf Books | Chapel Hill, NC

Meet Author Margaret Lazarus Dean: LEAVING ORBIT  (author appearance)
Margaret Lazarus Dean | 09/03/2015, 06:30 pm | Avid Bookshop | Athens, GA

Vanessa Lafaye - UNDER A DARK SUMMER SKY  (author appearance)
Vanessa Lafaye | 09/03/2015, 06:00 pm | Octavia Books | New Orleans, LA

okraHester Young with THE GATES OF EVANGELINE  (author appearance)
Hester Young | 09/03/2015, 06:00 pm | Square Books | Oxford, MS

Adam Johnson - Fortune Smiles  (author appearance)
Adam Johnson | 09/03/2015, 07:00 pm | Quail Ridge Books & Music | Raleigh, NC

Meet Author David Levithan: ANOTHER DAY  (author appearance)
David Levithan | 09/04/2015, 06:30 pm | Avid Bookshop | Athens, GA

Ed Meek with RIOT: WITNESS TO ANGER AND CHANGE  (author appearance)
Ed Meek | 09/04/2015, 05:00 pm | Square Books | Oxford, MS

Kim Harrison - The Drafter  (author appearance)
Kim Harrison | 09/04/2015, 07:00 pm | Quail Ridge Books & Music | Raleigh, NC

Author Event - Kim Harrison: The Drafter  (author appearance)
Kim Harrison | 09/05/2015, 12:00 pm | Park Road Books | Charlotte, NC

Christopher Moore - Secondhand Souls  (author appearance)
Christopher Moore | 09/05/2015, 07:00 pm | Quail Ridge Books & Music | Raleigh, NC

Young Readers' Book Club: THE SECRET SCIENCE ALLIANCE AND THE COPYCAT CROOK by Eleanor Davis  (book club)
09/06/2015, 06:15 pm | Avid Bookshop | Athens, GA

Graphic Novel Book Club: THE DIVINE by Asuf Hanaka  (book club)
09/07/2015, 06:15 pm | Avid Bookshop | Athens, GA

Meet Author Naomi Jackson: THE STAR SIDE OF BIRD HILL  (author appearance)
Naomi Jackson | 09/08/2015, 06:30 pm | Avid Bookshop | Athens, GA

Andrew Malan Milward - I WAS A REVOLUTIONARY & M.O. Walsh - MY SUNSHINE AWAY  (author appearance)
Andrew Malan Milward | 09/08/2015, 06:00 pm | Octavia Books | New Orleans, LA

Nancie McDermott discusses her new cookbook Southern Soups and Stews  (author appearance)
Nancie McDermott | 09/08/2015, 07:00 pm | Flyleaf Books | Chapel Hill, NC

Judy Schachner - Dewey Bob  (author appearance)
Judy Schachner | 09/08/2015, 06:00 pm | Quail Ridge Books & Music | Raleigh, NC

Randall Kenan and Tim Tyson discuss Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates  (other event)
09/08/2015, 07:00 pm | Regulator Bookshop | Durham, NC

Meet Local Author Mark Katzman: PLAYDATE  (author appearance)
Mark Katzman | 09/09/2015, 06:30 pm | Avid Bookshop | Athens, GA

okraHester Young - THE GATES OF EVANGELINE  (author appearance)
Hester Young | 09/09/2015, 06:00 pm | Octavia Books | New Orleans, LA

Eric Weber with UNITING MISSISSIPPI  (author appearance)
Eric Weber | 09/09/2015, 05:00 pm | Square Books | Oxford, MS

Gilbert Gaul discusses his new book Billion Dollar Ball: A Journey Through the Big-Money Culture of College Football  (author appearance)
Gilbert Gaul | 09/09/2015, 07:00 pm | Flyleaf Books | Chapel Hill, NC

Author Event - Ron Rash: Above the Waterfall  (author appearance)
Ron Rash | 09/09/2015, 07:00 pm | Park Road Books | Charlotte, NC

Damon Tweedy - Black Man in a White Coat  (author appearance)
Damon Tweedy | 09/09/2015, 07:00 pm | Quail Ridge Books & Music | Raleigh, NC

Nonfiction Authors Association  (writers group)
09/09/2015, 06:15 pm | Regulator Bookshop | Durham, NC

okraTaylor Kitchings with YARD WAR  (author appearance)
Taylor Kitchings | 09/10/2015, 04:00 pm | Square Books | Oxford, MS

Gilbert Gaul - Billion-Dollar Ball  (author appearance)
Gilbert Gaul | 09/10/2015, 07:00 pm | Quail Ridge Books & Music | Raleigh, NC

Nancie McDermott -Southern Soups and Stews  (author appearance)
Nancie McDermott | 09/10/2015, 07:00 pm | Regulator Bookshop | Durham, NC

Meet Author Liza Wieland: LAND OF ENCHANTMENT  (author appearance)
Liza Wieland | 09/11/2015, 06:30 pm | Avid Bookshop | Athens, GA

Lisa Wingate  (author appearance)
Lisa Wingate | 09/11/2015, 08:00 pm | Bookmiser | Roswell, GA

Flyleaf YA Book club discusses This Song Will Save Your Life  (book club)
09/11/2015, 06:00 pm | Flyleaf Books | Chapel Hill, NC

Ingrid Law - Switch  (author appearance)
Ingrid Law | 09/11/2015 | Quail Ridge Books & Music | Raleigh, NC

Local Author Philip Lee Williams: THE COLOR OF ALL THINGS: 99 LOVE POEMS  (author appearance)
Philip Lee Williams | 09/12/2015, 06:30 pm | Avid Bookshop | Athens, GA

Lisa Wingate  (author appearance)
Lisa Wingate | 09/12/2015, 01:00 pm | FoxTale Book Shoppe | Woodstock, GA

Octavia Books Science Fiction Book Club - CRUX  (book club)
09/12/2015, 10:30 am | Octavia Books | New Orleans, LA

Elise Winter with ONCE IN A LIFETIME  (author appearance)
Elise Winter | 09/12/2015, 10:30 am | Square Books | Oxford, MS

Free Prompt-Writing Class with Nancy Peacock  (writers group)
09/12/2015, 10:00 am | Flyleaf Books | Chapel Hill, NC

Author Event: Cynthia Ferich - Mama Mia Cucina  (author appearance)
Cynthia Ferich | 09/12/2015, 02:00 pm | Park Road Books | Charlotte, NC

Garth Stein's Paperback Book Tour: A SUDDEN LIGHT  (author appearance)
Garth Stein | 09/13/2015, 07:00 pm | Avid Bookshop | Athens, GA

Diversity in Our Community - What's Going On?  (other event)
09/13/2015, 02:00 pm | Quail Ridge Books & Music | Raleigh, NC

Lisa Wingate discusses The Sea Keeper’s Daughters  (author appearance)
Lisa Wingate | 09/14/2015, 06:00 pm | FoxTale Book Shoppe | Woodstock, GA

Matthew Neill Null discusses his debut novel Honey from the Lion; Introduction by Allan Gurganus  (author appearance)
Matthew Neill Null | 09/14/2015, 05:30 pm | Flyleaf Books | Chapel Hill, NC

Ron Rash - Above the Waterfall  (author appearance)
Ron Rash | 09/14/2015, 07:00 pm | Quail Ridge Books & Music | Raleigh, NC

Amy Stewart -Girl Waits With Gun  (author appearance)
Amy Stewart | 09/14/2015, 07:00 pm | Regulator Bookshop | Durham, NC

Keynote, Preserving Your Family Story by Lisa Wingate,Fundraising Luncheon  (author appearance)
Lisa Wingate | 09/15/2015, 11:30 am | A Novel Experience | Zebulon, GA

Meet & Greet Signing for Wingate’s new release, The Sea Keeper’s Daughters  (author appearance)
Lisa Wingate | 09/15/2015, 01:30 pm | A Novel Experience | Zebulon, GA

Lisa Wingate booktalk and signing  (author appearance)
Lisa Wingate | 09/15/2015, 06:00 pm | FoxTale Book Shoppe | Woodstock, GA

Celebrate the release of Tom Piazza's latest book A Free State  (author appearance)
Tom Piazza | 09/15/2015, 06:00 pm | Octavia Books | New Orleans, LA

UNC Humanities Great Books Reading Group discusses Madame Bovary by Gustave Flaubert  (book club)
09/15/2015, 10:00 am | Flyleaf Books | Chapel Hill, NC

Padgett Powell with CRIES FOR HELP, VARIOUS  (author appearance)
Padgett Powell | 09/16/2015, 05:00 pm | Square Books | Oxford, MS

Author Event: Sonja Yoerg - Middle of Somewhere  (author appearance)
Sonja Yoerg | 09/16/2015, 07:00 pm | Park Road Books | Charlotte, NC

Alexander Rosenberg -The Girl from Krakow  (author appearance)
Alexander Rosenberg | 09/16/2015, 07:00 pm | Regulator Bookshop | Durham, NC

Lisa Wingate discusses The Sea Keeper’s Daughters  (author appearance)
Lisa Wingate | 09/16/2015, 03:00 pm | Fiction Addiction | Greenville, SC

Meet Author Lauren Groff: FATES & FURIES  (author appearance)
Lauren Groff | 09/17/2015, 06:30 pm | Avid Bookshop | Athens, GA

Matthew Guinn - THE SCRIBE  (author appearance)
Matthew Guinn | 09/17/2015, 06:00 pm | Octavia Books | New Orleans, LA

Garth Stein with A SUDDEN LIGHT  (author appearance)
Garth Stein | 09/17/2015, 06:00 pm | Square Books | Oxford, MS

Preservation of Story Panel with author Kim Boyken and Lisa Wingate  (author appearance)
Lisa Wingate | 09/17/2015, 11:00 am | Park Road Books | Charlotte, NC

Wil Haygood - Showdown  (author appearance)
Wil Haygood | 09/17/2015, 07:00 pm | Quail Ridge Books & Music | Raleigh, NC

Nina de Gramont -The Last September  (author appearance)
Nina de Gramont | 09/17/2015, 07:00 pm | Regulator Bookshop | Durham, NC

Leslie Zemeckis - GODDESS OF LOVE INCARNATE  (author appearance)
Leslie Zemeckis | 09/18/2015, 02:00 pm | Octavia Books | New Orleans, LA

Ron Rash with ABOVE THE WATERFALL  (author appearance)
Ron Rash | 09/18/2015, 05:00 pm | Square Books | Oxford, MS

YA Book Club  (book club)
09/18/2015, 06:00 pm | Regulator Bookshop | Durham, NC

Octavia Books Book Club - MODERN BAPTISTS   (book club)
09/19/2015, 10:30 am | Octavia Books | New Orleans, LA

Austin Kleon discusses his new book The Steal Like An Artist Journal with a presentation, Q&A, and signing  (author appearance)
Austin Kleon | 09/19/2015, 11:00 am | Flyleaf Books | Chapel Hill, NC

Author Event: Valerie M. Grant - Good night Granddaddy  (author appearance)
Valerie M. Grant | 09/19/2015, 11:00 am | Park Road Books | Charlotte, NC

Author Event: Peg Robarchek- Inventing Sex  (author appearance)
Peg Robarchek | 09/20/2015, 02:00 pm | Park Road Books | Charlotte, NC

Queer Fiction Book Club: TBD  (book club)
09/21/2015, 06:15 pm | Avid Bookshop | Athens, GA

Christina Vella - GEORGE WASHINGTON CARVER: A Life  (author appearance)
Christina Vella | 09/21/2015, 06:00 pm | Octavia Books | New Orleans, LA

Lisa Wingate discusses The Sea Keeper’s Daughters  (author appearance)
Lisa Wingate | 09/21/2015, 12:00 pm | Park Road Books | Charlotte, NC

Matthew Guinn -The Scribe  (author appearance)
Matthew Guinn | 09/21/2015, 07:00 pm | Regulator Bookshop | Durham, NC

Lisa Wingate discusses The Sea Keeper’s Daughters  (author appearance)
Lisa Wingate | 09/21/2015, 07:00 pm | Fiction Addiction | Greenville, SC

Lisa Wingate discusses The Sea Keeper’s Daughters  (author appearance)
Lisa Wingate | 09/21/2015, 07:00 pm | Fiction Addiction | Greenville, SC

Book Club of the Fantastic: THREE PARTS DEAD by Max Gladstone  (book club)
09/22/2015, 06:15 pm | Avid Bookshop | Athens, GA

Jonathan Franzen with PURITY  (author appearance)
Jonathan Franzen | 09/22/2015, 05:00 pm | Square Books | Oxford, MS

Lisa Wingate discusses The Sea Keeper’s Daughters  (author appearance)
Lisa Wingate | 09/22/2015, 07:00 pm | Malaprop's Bookstore/Cafe | Asheville, NC

Bruce Levingston with BRIGHT FIELDS: THE MASTERY OF MARIE HULL  (author appearance)
Bruce Levingston | 09/23/2015, 05:00 pm | Square Books | Oxford, MS

Lisa Wingate discusses The Sea Keeper’s Daughters  (author appearance)
Lisa Wingate | 09/23/2015, 06:00 pm | Duck's Cottage | Manteo, NC

Lisa Wingate Booktalk with highlights about The Lost Colonists  (author appearance)
Lisa Wingate | 09/23/2015, 06:00 pm | Duck's Cottage | Manteo, NC

David Bockino -The Guidebook Experiment  (author appearance)
David Bockino | 09/23/2015, 07:00 pm | Regulator Bookshop | Durham, NC

Lisa Wingate discusses The Sea Keeper’s Daughters  (author appearance)
Lisa Wingate | 09/24/2015, 04:00 pm | Page After Page Bookstore | Elizabeth City

Author Roy Scranton: LEARNING TO DIE IN THE ANTHROPOCENE  (author appearance)
Roy Scranton | 09/24/2015, 06:30 pm | Avid Bookshop | Athens, GA

Elise Blackwell - THE LOWER QUARTER  (author appearance)
Elise Blackwell | 09/24/2015, 06:00 pm | Octavia Books | New Orleans, LA

Author Event - Ben Matthews: Pursuit of Justice  (author appearance)
Ben Matthews | 09/24/2015, 07:00 pm | Park Road Books | Charlotte, NC

Michael Brantley -Memory Cards: Portraits from a Rural Journey  (author appearance)
Michael Brantley | 09/24/2015, 07:00 pm | Regulator Bookshop | Durham, NC

Stuart Stevens with THE LAST SEASON  (author appearance)
Stuart Stevens | 09/25/2015, 06:00 pm | Square Books | Oxford, MS

Lisa Wingate- Moveable Feast Luncheon and Booksigning  (author appearance)
Lisa Wingate | 09/25/2015, 12:00 pm | Litchfield Books | Pawleys Island, SC

Lisa Wingate discusses The Sea Keeper’s Daughters  (author appearance)
Lisa Wingate | 09/26/2015, 12:00 pm | Quarter Moon Bookstore | Topsail Beach, NC

New & Notable Book Club: LEAVING ORBIT by Margaret Lazarus Dean  (book club)
09/27/2015, 06:15 pm | Avid Bookshop | Athens, GA

Sonja Williams -Word Warrior: Richard Durham, Radio, and Freedom  (author appearance)
Sonja Williams | 09/28/2015, 07:00 pm | Regulator Bookshop | Durham, NC

Meet the Author: Steve Sheinkin  (author appearance)
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