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{An elegant inefficiency. . . }

In which Joe's Place Books exhibits an elegant inefficiency, Ms. Erica Merrell wants to plug up the holes in people with love, and Mr. Harrison Scott Key would trade a pick up truck and a gun for a chance to write poetry.

July 19, 2015

In This Issue

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


Dearest Readers,

So. It has been a couple days. Surely her ladyship, the editor's readers have all finished it by now.

Go Set a Watchman

Did you like it?

Inquiring minds would like to know.

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.

Serafina and the Black CloakSerafina opened her eyes and scanned the darkened workshop, looking for any rats stupid enough to come into her territory while she slept. She knew they were out there, just beyond her nightly range, crawling in the cracks and shadows of the great house’s sprawling basement, keen to steal whatever they could from the kitchens and storerooms. She had spent most of the day napping in her favorite out-of-the-way places,

but it was here, curled up on the old mattress behind the rusty boiler in the protection of the workshop, that she felt most at home. Hammers, wrenches, and gears hung down from the rough-hewn beams, and the familiar smell of machinery oil filled the air. Her first thought as she looked around her and listened out into the reaching darkness was that it felt like a good night for hunting.

Her pa, who had worked on the construction of Biltmore Estate years before and had lived in the basement without permission ever since, lay sleeping on the cot he’d secretly built behind the supply racks. Embers glowed in the old metal barrel over which he had cooked their dinner of chicken and grits a few hours before. They had huddled around the cook fire for warmth as they ate. As usual, she had eaten the chicken but left the grits.

“Eat your supper,” her pa had grumbled.

“Did,” she had answered, setting down her half-empty tin plate.

“Your whole supper,” he said, pushing the plate toward her, “or you’re never gonna get any bigger than a little shoat.”

Robert Beatty, Serafina and the Black Cloak (Disney, 2015) 9781484709016

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Book & Author Gossip

In the Sanctuary of OutcastsMovie adaptation: In the Sanctuary of Outcasts

Neil White’s prison memoir “In the Sanctuary of Outcasts” is being developed as a movie by veteran producer Stratton Leopold, with Dax Phelan writing the adaptation, Variety has learned exclusively. White was a successful publisher in the early 1990s before being arrested for bank fraud. His book was published in 2010 by Morrow, 15 years after he served 12 months of an 18-month sentence in a minimum security prison in Carville, La. The facility served as a home to quarantined patients of leprosy, also known as Hansen’s Disease.

Joe's Place: An elegant inefficiency

The books are placed like puzzle pieces into the diamond-shaped shelves of the bookstore's wall-sized wine rack — spines tilted to either side, air space left between, the puzzle never meant to be complete. There is an elegance to the inefficiency. A sense of place.

"Miss Maudie Atkinson baked a Lane cake so loaded with shinny it made me tight."

What to eat while reading Harper Lee

In it, Scout Finch's neighbor, Maudie Atkinson, is known for her Lane cakes and guards her recipe closely. She bakes one for Aunt Alexandra when she moves in with the Finch Family. Scout gets buzzed from the whiskey in it and comments, "Miss Maudie Atkinson baked a Lane cake so loaded with shinny it made me tight."

Defying the dragons of oppression and inequality

Over the course of her six years with Wild Iris, she’s accrued the additional ambient roles of community organizer, mentor, facilitator, advocate and friend to anyone who wanders into the courtyard behind Wild Iris. “I feel very strongly about this threshold,” she said, gesturing to the archway connecting the courtyard to the outside world. Stepping through there, she said, should feel like coming home. “I like to think that people have little holes in them,” she said. “And I have a bunch of extra love. So I’m just going to go and plug in your holes while you’re not looking. That’s my job.”

“I like to think that people have little holes in them,” she said. “And I have a bunch of extra love. So I’m just going to go and plug in your holes while you’re not looking."

NYT Review of Go Set a Watchman

Go Set a WatchmanIn 1992, a law professor named Monroe Freedman published an article in Legal Times, a magazine for practitioners. He asserted that Atticus Finch, the iconic hero of Harper Lee's novel To Kill a Mockingbird, out not be lauded as a role model for attorneys.

Kill your darlings

On a smaller scale, maybe Harper Lee is teaching us all a lesson: kill your faves. Your faves aren’t as great as you think. When you begin to idolize a character, you set yourself up for great disappointment. Role models are influential not for their exemplary behavior, but rather the mistakes that they have made. Question your favorites at all time.

Scholars' opinions on Atticus

To Kill a MockingbirdThe way we read Harper Lee will be shaped by which of those two options we find most convincing. The first option adds weight to the arguments academics have been making about race in To Kill A Mockingbird for years. The second option, meanwhile, leaves Finch’s image somewhat more intact, despite the mounting body of criticism. And it emphasizes that Lee’s publisher wasn’t ready in the 1950s for a novel that showed a daughter’s conflicted relationship with a father she recognizes as racist.

Me, Truman and Harper Lee

I was born in Monroeville, Alabama, three years before Harper Lee published To Kill a Mockingbird. Although we moved away when I was a small child, my family returned often to visit my parents’ best friends, who lived two doors down from the famous author. As a child I knew “Miss Nelle” as the slightly cranky neighbor lady down the block. We children were instructed not to bother her, as she was said to be trying to write her second book.

Summer reading, Southern style

The World's Largest ManHarrison Scott Key was a little boy living in the suburbs of Memphis, and his dad decided to up and move his family to the rural, rural South, in Mississippi - in the Mississippi Delta. The stories he weaves together to create this memoir are hilarious. You know, he moves to the country where every boy is expected to have, like, a gun and a pickup truck, and all he wants to do is write poems and draw. And it's just the combination of how he arrived at adulthood along with these childhood stories make for a very, very, very funny book.

Main Street Books

I felt like a real idiot snapchatting this shop since everything about a real old school bookstore screams, “PUT DOWN YOUR TECHNOLOGY.” This one is in an old general store and has been here since the 80s.

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Ruthless

"Immersed in a war . . . Peter Wake ends up in a leafy lane just like this, at 2:00 AM, on a spring night in 1886."

The Darkest Shade of Honor

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Meet Robert N. Macomber

Robert N. MacomberRobert N. Macomber is an award-winning author, internationally recognized lecturer, and TV commentator, best known for his novels in the Honor Series. His popular Honor Series of naval thrillers describes the career and personal life of a fictional American naval officer, Peter Wake, which starts in 1863, during the Civil War. From 1882 to the end of his career in 1908, Wake serves in America’s first espionage agency, the Office of Naval Intelligence. The novels illuminate the U.S. Navy’s critical role in the expansion of America from a continental country in the mid-19th century into a global power in the early 20th century. There are 22 novels planned for the Honor Series. Mr. Macomber has readers across North America and Europe, and has garnered acclaim from critics, authors, and readers. His newsletter goes out to over 3,000 of his enthusiastically loyal fans around the world, who have named themselves "Wakians", after the main character of the series. Some years, Mr. Macomber has spent time for 5,000 miles or more at sea, doing research, lectures and book signings. Whether on land or at sea, when he's not on one of his extensive journeys, he lives quietly at The Boat House, an old fisherman’s cottage along Monroe Canal in the port of St. James at the southern end of Pine Island, on the same Southwest Florida coast where he grew up. For relaxation, he enjoys cooking the various world cuisines from his novels, and gunkholing (the old sailors' term for exploring) among the more remote places in the islands near his home.

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Honor Rendered Honor Bound Darkest Shade of Honor Assassin's Honor Unbroken Circles for Schools Unbroken Circles for Schools

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Okra Picks

From the Okra Picks

Bull MountainBrian Panowich stamps words on the page as if they ve been blasted from the barrel of a shotgun, and as with a shotgun blast, no one is safe from the scattered fragments of history that impale the people of Bull Mountain. Wiley Cash, " "New York Times""-bestselling author of This Dark Road to Mercy

"From a remarkable new voice in Southern fiction, a multigenerational saga of crime, family, and vengeance.

Clayton Burroughs comes from a long line of outlaws. For generations, the Burroughs clan has made its home on Bull Mountain in North Georgia, running shine, pot, and meth over six state lines, virtually untouched by the rule of law. To distance himself from his family's criminal empire, Clayton took the job of sheriff in a neighboring community to keep what peace he can. But when a federal agent with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms shows up at Clayton's office with a plan to shut down the mountain, his hidden agenda will pit brother against brother, test loyalties, and could lead Clayton down a path to self-destruction.

In a sweeping narrative spanning decades and told from alternating points of view, the novel brilliantly evokes the atmosphere of the mountain and its inhabitants: forbidding, loyal, gritty, and ruthless. A story of family the lengths men will go to protect it, honor it, or in some cases destroy it Bull Mountain is an incredibly assured debut that heralds a major new talent in fiction.

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Recommended by Indie Booksellers

From IndieNext

Barefoot to AvalonBarefoot to Avalon: A Brother’s Story by David Payne
(Grove Press, 9780802123541, $26)

“This memoir is the most courageous book I have ever read. The author takes readers with him as he endeavors to make sense of his relationships with his parents and siblings, mental illness, personal shortcomings, and the journey to becoming a writer. The book leaves readers amazed at how much pain the heart can hold and still emerge peaceful, whole, and full of hope. Payne holds nothing back, and his depictions of events are real and full of all that makes us human, both the good and the bad.” —Sharon Wheeler, Purple Crow Books, Hillsborough, NC

Mrs. Sinclair’s SuitcaseMrs. Sinclair’s Suitcase: A Novel, by Louise Walters
(Putnam, 9780399169502, $26.95)

“Working in a used bookstore, Roberta has a habit of keeping letters or notes she may discover in the used books she receives. One day, her father brings her an old suitcase filled with books that belonged to her grandmother. In one of the books, Roberta finds a letter written by her grandfather to her grandmother, months after he supposedly died in the war, referencing a dark secret from over 70 years ago. A story of love lost, secret love, and love found, set in the English countryside during WWII and in a bookstore in modern England, Mrs. Sinclair’s Suitcase had me hooked with the simple line, ‘In wartime, people become desperate.’” —Sylvia Smith, Bookmiser, Roswell, GA

Dancing With the Devil in the City of GodDancing With the Devil in the City of God: Rio de Janeiro on the Brink, by Juliana Barbassa
(Touchstone, 9781476756257, $27)

“Rio de Janeiro is one of the world’s most exotic cities and much in the news over the past few years, hosting both the World Cup in 2014 and the upcoming 2016 Olympics. Journalist and Brazilian native Barbassa presents a complex portrait of a city, country, and society attempting to present the best possible face to the world while having to confront numerous problems, particularly a level of crime that is almost beyond belief. Barbassa’s description of this massive change being attempted from on high and the resulting disruption to an entrenched society is informative, instructive, and mesmerizing as she strips bare the glitter and glitz of the famous beaches and gives us a revealing portrait of the true Rio.” —Bill Cusumano, Square Books, Oxford, MS

The Watchmaker of Filigree StreetThe Watchmaker of Filigree Street, by Natasha Pulley
(Bloomsbury, 9781620408339, $26)

“It takes a special talent to have a reader truly suspend disbelief, but Pulley succeeds spectacularly well in this debut. In 1880s London, Thaniel Steepleton is a telegraphist whose life is saved by a very timely pocket watch. When he meets its maker, Keita Mori, his entire life is upended and made more beautiful — and dangerous. The clock is ticking on this new friendship, and Thaniel must use his ingenuity and previously untapped bravery to save Keita’s life and his own future. Fans of David Mitchell and Erin Morgenstern will be intrigued, and I think it’s safe to say that we can expect great things from Pulley.” —Amanda Hurley, Inkwood Books, Tampa, FL

The Pope’s DaughterThe Pope’s Daughter: A Novel, by Dario Fo
(Europa Editions, 9781609452742, trade paper, $16)

“This is a delicious narrative that refutes the traditional belief that Lucrezia Borgia was an absolute villain. As Fo declares, ‘there are two sides to every story,’ and this retelling offers the positive side of Borgia’s accomplishments, revealing both her humanity and her compassion. In his first novel, Nobel laureate and Italian Playwright Fo weaves an engaging tale both informative and humorous, while also portraying the violence of the Borgia family and the times in which Lucrezia lived, holding a mirror to the abuses of power in our own time.” —Stephanie Crowe, Page & Palette, Fairhope, AL

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Southern Indie Bestsellers

For the week ending July 12, 2015. 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.

HARDCOVER FICTION

1. All the Light We Cannot See
Anthony Doerr, Scribner, $27, 9781476746586
2. The Girl on the Train
Paula Hawkins, Riverhead, $26.95, 9781594633669
3. The English Spy
Daniel Silva, Harper, $27.99, 9780062320131
4. The Nightingale
Kristin Hannah, St. Martin's, $27.99, 9780312577223
5. The Little Paris Bookshop
Nina George, Crown, $25, 9780553418774
6. Luckiest Girl Alive
Jessica Knoll, S&S, $25, 9781476789637
7. In the Unlikely Event
Judy Blume, Knopf, $27.95, 9781101875049
8. Our Souls at Night
Kent Haruf, Knopf, $24, 9781101875896
9. The Rumor
Elin Hilderbrand, Little Brown, $28, 9780316334525
10. The Idea of Love
Patti Callahan Henry, St. Martin's, $25.99, 9781250040329
11. Code of Conduct
Brad Thor, Atria, $27.99, 9781476717159
okra12. Bull Mountain
Brian Panowich, Putnam, $26.95, 9780399173967

13. The President's Shadow
Brad Meltzer, Grand Central, $28, 9780446553933
14. All the Single Ladies
Dorothea Benton Frank, Morrow, $26.99, 9780062132567
15. To Kill a Mockingbird
Harper Lee, Harper, $25.99, 9780062420701

HARDCOVER NONFICTION

1. The Wright Brothers
David McCullough, S&S, $30, 9781476728742
2. The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up
Marie Kondo, Ten Speed Press, $16.99, 9781607747307
3. Dead Wake
Erik Larson, Crown, $28, 9780307408860
4. Modern Romance
Aziz Ansari, Penguin Press, $28.95, 9781594206276
5. The Quartet
Joseph J. Ellis, Knopf, $27.95, 9780385353403
6. H Is for Hawk
Helen MacDonald, Grove Press, $26, 9780802123411
7. The Road to Character
David Brooks, Random House, $28, 9780812993257
8. Primates of Park Avenue
Wednesday Martin, S&S, $26, 9781476762623
9. Everything I Need to Know I Learned From a Little Golden Book
Diane Muldrow, Golden Books, $9.99, 9780307977618
10. The Oregon Trail
Rinker Buck, S&S, $28, 9781451659160
11. Being Mortal
Atul Gawande, Metropolitan, $26, 9780805095159
12. A Full Life: Reflections at Ninety
Jimmy Carter, S&S, $28, 9781501115639
13. Hold Still
Sally Mann, Little Brown, $32, 9780316247764
14. Sick in the Head
Judd Apatow, Random House, $27, 9780812997576
okra15. The World's Largest Man: A Memoir
Harrison Scott Key, Harper, $26.99, 9780062351494

TRADE PAPERBACK FICTION

1. Grey
E.L. James, Vintage, $15.95, 9781101946343
2. The Martian
Andy Weir, Broadway, $15, 9780553418026
3. Euphoria
Lily King, Grove Press, $16, 9780802123701
okra4. The Invention of Wings
Sue Monk Kidd, Penguin, $17, 9780143121701

5. The Vacationers
Emma Straub, Riverhead, $16, 9781594633881
6. Station Eleven
Emily St. John Mandel, Vintage, $15.95, 9780804172448
7. The Husband's Secret
Liane Moriarty, Berkley, $16, 9780425267721
8. The Goldfinch
Donna Tartt, Back Bay, $20, 9780316055444
9. To Kill a Mockingbird
Harper Lee, Perennial, $14.99, 9780060935467
10. Dark Places
Gillian Flynn, Broadway, $14, 9780553418484
11. Dollbaby
Laura Lane McNeal, Penguin, $16, 9780143127499
12. Ready Player One
Ernest Cline, Broadway, $14, 9780307887443
13. Everything I Never Told You
Celeste Ng, Penguin, $16, 9780143127550
14. Me Before You
Jojo Moyes, Penguin, $16, 9780143124542
15. Americanah
Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, Anchor, $15.95, 9780307455925

TRADE PAPERBACK NONFICTION

1. The Boys in the Boat
Daniel James Brown, Penguin, $17, 9780143125471
2. I Am Malala
Malala Yousafzai, Back Bay, $16, 9780316322423
3. Wild
Cheryl Strayed, Vintage, $15.95, 9781101873441
4. How to Read Literature Like a Professor
Thomas C. Foster, Harper Perennial, $15.99, 9780062301673
5. Unbroken
Laura Hillenbrand, Random House, $16, 9780812987119
6. Orange Is the New Black
Piper Kerman, Spiegel & Grau, $16, 9780812986181
7. In Cold Blood
Truman Capote, Vintage, $15, 9780679745587
8. The New Jim Crow
Michelle Alexander, The New Press, $19.95, 9781595586438
9. Outliers
Malcolm Gladwell, Back Bay, $16.99, 9780316017930
10. The Mindfulness Coloring Book: Anti-Stress Art Therapy for Busy People
Emma Farrarons, Experiment, $9.95, 9781615192823
11. The Glass Castle
Jeannette Walls, Scribner, $16, 9780743247542
12. Bad Feminist
Roxane Gay, Harper Perennial, $15.99, 9780062282712
13. The Mockingbird Next Door: Life with Harper Lee
Marja Mills, Penguin, $17, 9780143127666
14. The Sixth Extinction
Elizabeth Kolbert, Picador USA, $16, 9781250062185
15. David and Goliath
Malcolm Gladwell, Back Bay, $18, 9780316204378

MASS MARKET

1. To Kill a Mockingbird
Harper Lee, Grand Central, $8.99, 9780446310789
2. A Game of Thrones
George R.R. Martin, Bantam, $9.99, 9780553593716
3. Lord of the Flies
William Golding, Perigee, $9.99, 9780399501487
4. 1984
George Orwell, Signet, $9.99, 9780451524935
5. A Clash of Kings
George R.R. Martin, Bantam, $9.99, 9780345535429
6. Slaughterhouse-Five
Kurt Vonnegut, Laurel Leaf, $7.99, 9780440180296
7. The Catcher in the Rye
J.D. Salinger, Little Brown, $8.99, 9780316769488
8. Animal Farm
George Orwell, Signet, $9.99, 9780451526342
9. Zoo
James Patterson, Michael Ledwidge, Grand Central, $8, 9781455591237
10. The Hobbit
J.R.R. Tolkien, Del Rey, $8.99, 9780345534835

CHILDREN'S ILLUSTRATED

1. The Day the Crayons Quit
Drew Daywalt, Oliver Jeffers (Illus.), Philomel, $17.99, 9780399255373
2. Goodnight Moon
Margaret Wise Brown, Clement Hurd (Illus.), Harper, $8.99, 9780694003617
3. Your Baby's First Word Will Be DADA
Jimmy Fallon, Miguel Ordonez (Illus.), Feiwel & Friends, $16.99, 9781250009340
4. Where's Waldo?
Martin Handford, Candlewick, $7.99, 9780763634988
5. The Very Hungry Caterpillar
Eric Carle, Putnam, $10.99, 9780399226908
6. Where's Waldo Now?
Martin Handford, Candlewick, $7.99, 9780763634995
7. Aqualicious
Victoria Kann, Harper, $17.99, 9780062330161
8. Home
Carson Ellis, Candlewick, $16.99, 9780763665296
9. Oh, the Places You'll Go!
Dr. Seuss, Random House, $17.99, 9780679805274
10. Guess How Much I Love You
Sam McBratney, Anita Jeram (Illus.), Candlewick, $7.99, 9780763642648

CHILDREN'S INTEREST

1. Paper Towns
John Green, Speak, $10.99, 9780147517654
2. Looking for Alaska (Special 10th Anniversary Edition)
John Green, Dutton, $19.99, 9780525428022
3. Me and Earl and the Dying Girl
Jesse Andrews, Amulet, $9.95, 9781419719462
4. An Abundance of Katherines
John Green, Speak, $9.99, 9780142410707
5. Saint Anything
Sarah Dessen, Viking Books for Young Readers, $19.99, 9780451474704
6. The Book Thief
Markus Zusak, Knopf, $12.99, 9780385754729
7. Eleanor & Park
Rainbow Rowell, St. Martin's Griffin, $18.99, 9781250012579
8. Will Grayson, Will Grayson
John Green, David Levithan, Speak, $10.99, 9780142418475
9. The One and Only Ivan
Katherine Applegate, Patricia Castelao (Illus.), Harper, $7.99, 9780061992278
10. Wonder
R.J. Palacio, Knopf, $16.99, 9780375869020

CHILDREN'S FICTION SERIES TITLES

1. Tales from a Not-So-Dorky Drama Queen (Dork Diaries, #9)
Rachel Renee Russell, Aladdin, $13.99, 9781442487697
2. The Maze Runner
James Dashner, Delacorte, $10.99, 9780385385206
3. The Land of Stories: Beyond the Kingdoms
Chris Colfer, Little Brown, $18, 9780316406895
4. The Wishing Spell (The Land of Stories, #1)
Chris Colfer, Little Brown, $8, 9780316201568
5. The Isle of the Lost: A Descendants Novel
Melissa de La Cruz, Disney/Hyperion, $17.99, 9781484720974
6. Theodore Boone: The Fugitive
John Grisham, Dutton Books for Young Readers, $17.99, 9780525426387
7. Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone
J.K.Rowling, Scholastic, $10.99, 9780590353427
8. The Death Cure (The Maze Runner, Book 3)
James Dashner, Delacorte, $9.99, 9780385738781
9. Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone (Book 1)
J.K. Rowling, Scholastic, $12.99, 9780545582889
10. Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets
J.K.Rowling, Scholastic, $10.99, 9780439064873

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The Little Paris Bookshop
The Idea of Love
Bull Mountain
The President's Shadow
All the Single Ladies
To Kill a Mockingbird
Primates of Park Avenue
Being Mortal
A Full Life: Reflections at Ninety
Sick in the Head
Station Eleven
Dollbaby
Everything I Never Told You
Me Before You
Americanah
I Am Malala
How to Read Literature Like a Professor
Unbroken
Orange Is the New Black
Outliers
The Mindfulness Coloring Book: Anti-Stress Art Therapy for Busy People
The Glass Castle
The Sixth Extinction
A Game of Thrones
Lord of the Flies
1984
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The Catcher in the Rye
Animal Farm
The Hobbit
Where's Waldo?
Where's Waldo Now?
Aqualicious
Home
Guess How Much I Love You
The Book Thief


Events

Events at Southern Indie Bookstores

authors all around the south!

Book Lovers club at Flyeaf disscuses Everything I Never Told You by Celeste Ng (book club)
06/22/2016, 07:00 pm | Flyleaf Books | Chapel Hill, NC

Pre-school Story Time with Special guest Kathy Mcgougan & Buddy the Dog (other event)
07/10/2016 | The Country Bookshop | Southern Pines, NC

Nancy Sharp - Both Sides Now - Gables (author appearance)
Nancy Sharp | 07/23/2015, 08:00 pm | Books & Books Inc | Coral Gables, FL

Veda Stamps: Flexible Wings (author appearance)
Veda Stamps | 07/23/2015, 06:00 pm | Garden District Book Shop | New Orleans, LA

CHARLES THOMPSON presents BORDER ODYSSEY (author appearance)
Charles Thompson | 07/23/2015, 07:00 pm | Malaprop's Bookstore/Cafe | Asheville, NC

The Lost Nomads - Live Concert (other event)
07/23/2015, 07:00 pm | Quail Ridge Books & Music | Raleigh, NC

Book Signing Event with President Jimmy Carter (author appearance)
Jimmy Carter | 07/23/2015, 04:30 pm | Parnassus Books | Nashville, TN

Paul Levine Booksigning (author appearance)
Paul Levine | 07/24/2015, 07:00 pm | Murder on the Beach Mystery Bookstore | Delray Beach, FL

Webb Hubbell: Ginger Snaps (author appearance)
Webb Hubbell | 07/24/2015, 06:00 pm | Garden District Book Shop | New Orleans, LA

okraHarrison Scott Key - The World's Largest Man (author appearance)
Harrison Scott Key | 07/24/2015, 06:00 pm | Octavia Books | New Orleans, LA

Author Event: Lisa Jakub - You Look Like That Girl (author appearance)
Lisa Jakub | 07/24/2015, 01:00 pm | Park Road Books | Charlotte, NC

Author Appearance: Anna Goodwin McCarthy (author appearance)
Anna Goodwin | 07/25/2015, 10:00 am | Page After Page Bookstore | Elizabeth City

Ace Atkins with THE REDEEMERS (author appearance)
Ace Atkins | 07/25/2015, 05:00 pm | Square Books | Oxford, MS

Carolina McMullen Returns with Her second novel (author appearance)
Carolina McMullen | 07/25/2015, 03:00 pm | City Lights Bookstore | Sylva, NC

okraROBERT BEATTY presents SERAFINA AND THE BLACK CLOAK (author appearance)
Robert Beatty | 07/25/2015, 03:00 pm | Malaprop's Bookstore/Cafe | Asheville, NC

Author event with Allison Estes author of Izzy and Oscar (author appearance)
Allison Estes | 07/25/2015, 02:00 pm | Parnassus Books | Nashville, TN

Local Author Book Launch: Jordan Rothacker - THE PIT, AND NO OTHER STORIES (author appearance)
Jordan Rothacker | 07/26/2015, 05:00 pm | Avid Bookshop | Athens, GA

Paul Tremblay discusses his novel A Head Full of Ghosts (author appearance)
Paul Tremblay | 07/26/2015, 04:00 pm | Flyleaf Books | Chapel Hill, NC

WRITING WORKSHOP with PEGGY TABOR MILLIN (writers group)
Peggy Tabor Millin | 07/26/2015, 02:00 pm | Malaprop's Bookstore/Cafe | Asheville, NC

Author Event: Margaret Thornton - Charleston (author appearance)
Margaret Thornton | 07/26/2015, 02:00 pm | Park Road Books | Charlotte, NC

Home Grown - QRB Celebrates Locally Published Authors (author appearance)
Sallie Hite McDaniel | 07/26/2015, 02:00 pm | Quail Ridge Books & Music | Raleigh, NC

Author event with Miranda Kenneally author of Jesse's Girl (author appearance)
Miranda Kenneally | 07/26/2015, 02:00 pm | Parnassus Books | Nashville, TN

Book Lovers club at Flyeaf disscuses Nothing to Envy by Barbara Demick Mon 7/27 7pm-8:30pm Book Lovers Club at Flyleaf This month’s book: Nothi (author appearance)
07/27/2015, 07:00 pm | Flyleaf Books | Chapel Hill, NC

DR. RAYMOND BARFIELD presents his novel THE BOOK OF COLORS (author appearance)
Raymond Barfield | 07/27/2015, 07:00 pm | Malaprop's Bookstore/Cafe | Asheville, NC

Book Signing - Lois Szymanski (author appearance)
Lois Szymanski | 07/27/2015, 11:00 am | Sundial Books | Chincoteague, VA

Book Club of the Fantastic: A NATURAL HISTORY OF DRAGONS by Marie Brennan (book club)
07/28/2015, 08:15 pm | Avid Bookshop | Athens, GA

Ace Atkins signs The Redeemers (author appearance)
Ace Atkins | 07/28/2015, 07:00 pm | Eagle Eye Book Shop | Atlanta, GA

Author Event: Dasha Kelly - Almost Crimson (author appearance)
Dasha Kelly | 07/28/2015, 07:00 pm | Park Road Books | Charlotte, NC

Duke Young Writers Camp (writers group)
07/28/2015, 07:15 pm | Regulator Bookshop | Durham, NC

Author event with Mark Claypool author of We're In This Together (author appearance)
Mark Claypool | 07/28/2015, 06:30 pm | Parnassus Books | Nashville, TN

Salon@615 with JR Ward author of The Bourbon Kings (author appearance)
J.R. Ward | 07/28/2015, 06:15 pm | Parnassus Books | Nashville, TN

Author Event: Ace Atkins - The Redeemers (author appearance)
Ace Atkins | 07/29/2015, 07:00 pm | Park Road Books | Charlotte, NC

Samuel Fromartz -In Search of the Perfect Loaf (author appearance)
Samuel Fromartz | 07/29/2015, 07:00 pm | Regulator Bookshop | Durham, NC

John E. Wade II: The Bipolar Millionaire and the Operation (author appearance)
John E. | 07/30/2015, 06:00 pm | Garden District Book Shop | New Orleans, LA

New York Times–bestselling author Ace Atkins discusses his new Quinn Colson novel, The Redeemers (author appearance)
Ace Atkins | 07/30/2015, 07:00 pm | Flyleaf Books | Chapel Hill, NC

MARGARET BRADHAM THORNTON presents CHARLESTON (author appearance)
Margaret Bradham Thornton | 07/30/2015, 07:00 pm | Malaprop's Bookstore/Cafe | Asheville, NC

Author Event: Martin Clark - The Jezebel Remedy (author appearance)
Martin Clark | 07/30/2015, 07:00 pm | Park Road Books | Charlotte, NC

Benjamin Hedin - In Search of the Movement (author appearance)
Benjamin Hedin | 07/30/2015, 07:00 pm | Quail Ridge Books & Music | Raleigh, NC

Kathleen DuVal -Independence Lost: Lives on the Edge of the American Revolution (author appearance)
Kathleen DuVal | 07/30/2015, 07:00 pm | Regulator Bookshop | Durham, NC

Author event with Dan Washburn author of The Forbidden Game: Golf and the Chinese Dream (author appearance)
Dan Washburn | 07/30/2015, 06:30 pm | Parnassus Books | Nashville, TN

Jaclyn Spainhour (author appearance)
Jaclyn Spainhour | 07/30/2015, 12:30 pm | Prince Books | Norfolk, VA

Ace Atkins - The Redeemers (author appearance)
Ace Atkins | 07/31/2015, 07:00 pm | Quail Ridge Books & Music | Raleigh, NC

YA AUTHOR EVENT featuring Mary McCoy & Ash Parsons (author appearance)
Mary McCoy | 08/01/2015, 02:00 pm | Page & Palette | Fairhope, AL

Ilan Ehrlich - Eduardo Chibás: The Incorrigible Man of Cuban Politics - Gables (author appearance)
Ilan Ehrlich | 08/01/2015, 02:00 pm | Books & Books Inc | Coral Gables, FL

Author event with Elizabeth Alexander author of The light of the World (author appearance)
Elizabeth Alexander | 08/01/2015, 02:00 pm | Parnassus Books | Nashville, TN

ACE ATKINS presents THE REDEEMERS (author appearance)
Ace Atkins | 08/03/2015, 07:00 pm | Malaprop's Bookstore/Cafe | Asheville, NC

Barton Swaim Talk and Signing (author appearance)
Barton Swaim | 08/03/2015, 06:00 pm | Fiction Addiction | Greenville, SC

Linwood Barclay Booksigning (author appearance)
Linwood Barclay | 08/04/2015, 07:00 pm | Murder on the Beach Mystery Bookstore | Delray Beach, FL

Author Talk & Signing with Virginia Cornue and So Much Blood (author appearance)
Virginia Cornue | 08/04/2015, 12:00 pm | Main Street Books | Davidson, NC

BILLY COFFEY presents THE CURSE OF CROW HOLLOW (author appearance)
Billy Coffey | 08/04/2015, 07:00 pm | Malaprop's Bookstore/Cafe | Asheville, NC

WILD BOOK CLUB discusses WOMEN OF THE SILK (book club)
08/04/2015, 07:00 pm | Malaprop's Bookstore/Cafe | Asheville, NC

CURRENT EVENTS BOOK CLUB (book club)
08/04/2015, 07:00 pm | Malaprop's Bookstore/Cafe | Asheville, NC

Salon@615 with Paula McLain author of Circling the Sun (author appearance)
Paula McLain | 08/04/2015, 06:15 pm | Parnassus Books | Nashville, TN

AUTISM BOOK CLUB discusses COLIN FISCHER (book club)
08/05/2015, 01:00 pm | Malaprop's Bookstore/Cafe | Asheville, NC

MALAPROP'S BOOKCLUB discusses THE BOYS IN THE BOAT (author appearance)
08/05/2015, 07:00 pm | Malaprop's Bookstore/Cafe | Asheville, NC

Barbara Davis launches her new novel Summer at Hideaway Key (author appearance)
Barbara Davis | 08/06/2015, 07:00 pm | Flyleaf Books | Chapel Hill, NC

ADAM CARESS presents THE DAY ALTERNATIVE MUSIC DIED (author appearance)
Adam Caress | 08/06/2015, 07:00 pm | Malaprop's Bookstore/Cafe | Asheville, NC

Clay and Susan Griffith - Crown & Key Series (author appearance)
Clay and Susan Griffith | 08/06/2015, 07:00 pm | Quail Ridge Books & Music | Raleigh, NC

David Payne -Barefoot to Avalon (author appearance)
David Payne | 08/06/2015, 07:00 pm | Regulator Bookshop | Durham, NC

Rinker Buck - Oregon Trail (author appearance)
Rinker Buck | 08/07/2015, 07:00 pm | Quail Ridge Books & Music | Raleigh, NC

Author event with Jennifer Steil author of The Ambassador's Wife (author appearance)
Jennifer Steil | 08/07/2015, 06:30 pm | Parnassus Books | Nashville, TN

Author Panel Discussion and Signing with Beverly Tiernan and Wolf Schimanski (author appearance)
Beverly Tiernan | 08/08/2015, 01:00 pm | Murder on the Beach Mystery Bookstore | Delray Beach, FL

Wilford Corbin on Growing Up in Appalachia (author appearance)
Wilford Corbin | 08/08/2015, 03:00 pm | City Lights Bookstore | Sylva, NC

CHRIS KINSLEY signs EXPLORING BILTMORE ESTATE FROM A TO Z (author appearance)
Chris Kinsley | 08/08/2015, 03:00 pm | Malaprop's Bookstore/Cafe | Asheville, NC

Author event with Susan Eaddy author of Poppy's Best Paper (author appearance)
Susan Eaddy | 08/08/2015, 02:00 pm | Parnassus Books | Nashville, TN

GARY REID signs THE BLUEGRASS HALL OF FAME & THE MUSIC OF THE STANLEY BROS. (author appearance)
Gary Reid | 08/09/2015, 03:00 pm | Malaprop's Bookstore/Cafe | Asheville, NC

MIRANDA RICHMOND MOUILLOT presents A FIFTY-YEAR SILENCE (author appearance)
Miranda Richmond Mouillot | 08/09/2015, 05:00 pm | Malaprop's Bookstore/Cafe | Asheville, NC

Author event with Martha Ertman (author appearance)
Martha Ertman | 08/09/2015, 02:00 pm | Parnassus Books | Nashville, TN

Margaret Maron - Long Upon the Land (author appearance)
Margaret Maron | 08/11/2015, 07:00 pm | Quail Ridge Books & Music | Raleigh, NC

Author event with Adi Alsaid author of Never Always Sometimes (author appearance)
Adi Alsaid | 08/11/2015, 06:30 pm | Parnassus Books | Nashville, TN

DAVID PAYNE presents BAREFOOT TO AVALON (author appearance)
David Payne | 08/12/2015, 07:00 pm | Malaprop's Bookstore/Cafe | Asheville, NC

Nonfiction Authors Association (writers group)
08/12/2015, 06:15 pm | Regulator Bookshop | Durham, NC

Author event with Bradley Somer author of Fishbowl (author appearance)
Bradley Somer | 08/12/2015, 06:30 pm | Parnassus Books | Nashville, TN

Meet Author John Scalzi: THE END OF ALL THINGS (author appearance)
John Scalzi | 08/13/2015, 06:30 pm | Avid Bookshop | Athens, GA

Barbara Davis signing Hideaway Key (author appearance)
Barbara Davis | 08/14/2015, 04:00 pm | MacIntosh Books and Paper | Sanibel, FL

Author Appearance: Mandi Carrigan and Nancy Wolfe (author appearance)
Mandi Carrigan | 08/15/2015, 10:00 am | Page After Page Bookstore | Elizabeth City

Tiffany Quay Tyson (author appearance)
Tiffany Quay Tyson | 08/15/2015, 02:00 am | Turning Pages Books & More | Natchez, MS

Tina FireWolf Workshop- How to Ignite Everyday Enlightenment (other event)
08/15/2015, 12:45 pm | City Lights Bookstore | Sylva, NC

Author event with Dennis Bryon author of You Should Be Dancing: My life with the Bee Gees (author appearance)
Dennis Bryon | 08/15/2015, 02:00 pm | Parnassus Books | Nashville, TN

Author event with Anna Watson Carl author of The Yellow Table Cookbook (author appearance)
Anna Watson | 08/15/2015, 06:30 pm | Parnassus Books | Nashville, TN

Sunday Sleuths (book club)
08/16/2015, 03:00 pm | Murder on the Beach Mystery Bookstore | Delray Beach, FL

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

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

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

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

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

okraLaura 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

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