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{On lawn mowers and secret hideouts.}

In which Minnow builds a hideout, Mr. James McTeer II remembers his grandfather, the witch doctor sheriff, the most important storyteller in Mr. William Faulkner's life is remembered, and her ladyship, the editor, finally mows her lawn.

May 10, 2015

In This Issue

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


Dearest Readers,

Birds of a Lesser ParadiseAfter an interminably long winter, it seems to her ladyship that she blinked and thus missed spring. Suddenly temperatures are in the mid-eighties, bees are humming, fire ants are frantically constructing sandy mounds of potential pain right in the middle of the the garden paths, and the sounds of summer are echoing...or, well, roaring...through the neighborhood. The sounds of summer being an ongoing cacophony of weed eaters, riding lawn mowers, chain saws, and gas-powered hedge trimmers.

Her ladyship, who has never met a small engine that did not decide to malfunction at the site of her, does indeed own a riding lawn mower, which she only uses as a last resort, since it takes about thirty minutes to convince it to start, for the 20 minutes she will then spend mowing the front lawn.

So this spring her ladyship has procured an old-fashioned reel push mower-- of the type to be found in pictures of fathers mowing their suburban lawns in the 1950s. The device has some disadvantages -- it requires some effort to use and it does require several passes to subdue very tall grass. But there are also many advantages -- it never fails to start, and it is utterly quiet. Her ladyship has taken to listening to audio books on lawn-mowing day. Most recently, the audio to Fire Shut Up in My Bones by Charles Blow. 

It's so good, her ladyship is thinking of mowing her neighbor's lawn, so she has a chance to finish the book.

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MinnowHideouts

They took turns telling stories around a small fire in their hideout. The slanting scrap-metal roof was rusted with enough holes to chimney the smoke, but the inside still swirled with a dim haze. Curtains of gray Spanish moss hung down across each open end, keeping out the early morning light.

Minnow had found the place long ago on the edge of a marsh not far from Bay Street. He took the gang there, and they built the hideout together. It was hidden amidst low palmetto fronds and cooled by fresh salty air drifting in fro the river.

Martin stole a box of matches so they could have real fires, and they stocked the hideout with treasures: driftwood pieces, rusty scraps pulled from the pluff mud, raccoon skulls uncovered on the bluff. Everett found an old twisted rag that he said was a hoodoo doll, but they buried it away from their territory. Sometimes they brought food and made a picnic, like they were camping in the wild jungle out on the far islands.

Minnow by James McTeer, Hub City Press, May 2015 9781938235115

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Book & Author Gossip

The Witch Doctor Sheriff

MinnowRecently, The State sat down with James E. McTeer II, recent winner of the South Carolina First Novel Prize Competition.  While McTeer, 31, now lives and works as an elementary-school librarian in Columbia, he says he spent the first 27 years of his life in Beaufort and also lived for a time in Ridgeland.  We talked to McTeer about his childhood growing up in a family where storytelling was second nature and a famous grandfather loomed large. We also talked about writing, on winning one of the area’s top literary prize’s for his debut novel “Minnow,” and how the award has changed his life. Just as some background for our readers, your grandfather, James Edwin McTeer, was known as the boy sheriff, the witch doctor sheriff, a legendary lawman who practiced “white magic.”  Yes, and the high sheriff of the Lowcountry. Sheriff without a gun. A lot of things

Heritage wins James Beard Award

HeritageHeritage took the James Beard Foundation's American Cooking category beating authors Erin Murray and Jeremy Sewall of New England Kitchen and Terry Thompson-Anderson of Texas on the Table. Upon publication in October last year, the cookbook immediately earned acclaim from reviewers across the country. Reviewer Peter Horton called it "a manifesto, a blueprint, an assertion of a culinary philosophy adaptable to any regional cuisine." 

Writing the story of the South

One of the most important storytellers in Faulkner’s early life though was his black nanny, Caroline Barr. She afforded him insight into the world of the South that was usually unavailable to someone of his class and race. She told him tales of slavery, the Ku Klux Klan, and the Civil War. These stories helped open Faulkner’s eyes to the politics of sexuality and race which became so central to his later writings.

Reece Witherspoon to narrate Harper Lee novel

Go Set a Watchman"As a Southerner, it is an honor and privilege to give voice to the Southern characters who inspired my childhood love of reading, Scout and Atticus Finch," Witherspoon, 39, said in a statement. "I am eager for readers to be transported to a pivotal time in American history in the manner that only Harper Lee's gorgeous prose can deliver." 

 

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Lady Banks {Book} Trailer Park

Memphis Movie

Memphis MovieLike almost everyone, Eric Warberg went to Hollywood to make it big. For many years, he was successful, until directing a few box office bombs made him virtually unemployable. When an opportunity presents itself for a return to his hometown of Memphis, to direct a small, independent film, it is a return to his roots in more ways than one. Despite the fact that he's greeted like a star, his homecoming is bittersweet.

The novel begins on the onset of filming of what is temporarily called Memphis Movie. From day one, Eric feels stuck and unable to find his creative spark. He is helped along by a large cast of characters, some from his past and some from the film making industry, including his partner, Sandy, who wrote the script for the movie. Their open relationship will be challenged by Eric's return to his roots.

Running parallel to the film's production is the story of ex-hippie poet Camel Jeremy Eros, who has been hired by Eric to add "Memphis mojo" to the script. Camel, who is in his twilight years, will be both tainted and awakened by his assignment. He is helped along by a teenage runaway who has come to live with him and who may or may not be of the "fairy people."

Memphis Movie reads like a Robert Altman film, with many story strands making up the rich tapestry. The novel's central question: Will Eric lose or find his soul in Memphis, a town where soul has so many meanings?

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Meet Cate McGowan

Cate McGowanCate McGowan is the author of the short story collection TRUE PLACES NEVER ARE. She is the recipient of the 2014 Moon City Press Short Fiction Prize, and her award-winning fiction has been widely anthologized in publications such as W. W. Norton’s FLASH FICTION INTERNATIONAL, GLIMMER TRAIN, LOUISVILLE REVIEW, and the English fashion magazine, TANK. She's also been an editor for SFWP, and her art criticism and feature pieces have appeared in national newspapers and magazines. Named a top college professor on Rate My Professors.com, McGowan teaches writing in Florida.

 

 

True Places Never AreIn her debut collection, Cate McGowan introduces us to an assortment of characters, a passenger manifest voyaging through loss and salvation. The book's title borrows from "Moby Dick" It is not down on any map; true places never are. McGowan's characters are indeed off the map; they venture into wondrous worlds as knotty and distressing as the places they aim to leave. 
In prose highlighted by moving observations and vivid imagery, McGowan's characters represent an unusual hodgepodge of everyman children, men, and women who inhabit different eras and countries, all sharing the need for deliverance. They populate the aftermath of tragedy. Deeply affecting and varied in tone, the nineteen stories in the collection are a colony of laundromats and the Louvre; of mule pulls and boxing rings; of Georgia red clay and cobblestones. 
In this collection, true places are indeed hard to find, yet hope is every person's traveling companion. In "True Places Never Are," McGowan reminds us that wherever you are in the world, redemption might not be far away.

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Okra Picks

From the Okra Picks

Minnow
by James E. McTeer II

MinnowMinnow is an otherworldly story of a small boy who leaves his dying father's bedside hunting a medicine for a mysterious illness. Sent by his mother to a local druggist in their coastal town, Minnow unexpectedly takes a dark and wondrous journey deep into the ancient Sea Islands, seeking the grave dust of a long-dead hoodoo man to buy him a cure. With only a half-feral dog at his side, Minnow's odyssey is haunted at every turn by the agents of Sorry George, a witch doctor who once stirred up a fever that killed 52 men. Meanwhile, a tempest brews out at sea, threatening to bring untold devastation to the coastal way of life. Minnow is a remarkable debut novel that evokes the fiction of Karen Russell and Lauren Groff a Low Country "Heart of Darkness" about the mysteries of childhood, the sacrifices we make to preserve our families, and the ghosts that linger in the Spanish moss of the South Carolina barrier islands.

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Recommended by Indie Booksellers

God in RuinsA God in Ruins by Kate Atkinson

In this companion novel to Atkinson's bestseller Life After Life she tells the story of Ursula's brother Teddy, the favorite of his mother, his sisters - and, I have to believe, most readers. Teddy's story is no less moving than Ursula's, skipping backward and forward in time from his dotage to his childhood and times in-between. The heart of the story is WWII and Teddy's years as an RAF pilot, making forays deep into German territory, an experience that will color the rest of his long life. A wonderful novel that totally immerses you in a different world and at the same time makes you question many things about your own world. --Sarah at Quail Ridge Books 

Everybody Rise by Stephanie Clifford

Everybody RiseIf you enjoyed The Devil Wears Prada by Lauren Weisberger you'll likely find Stephanie Clifford's debut "Everybody Rise" a treat.  Evelyn Beegan attempts to game her way up the social ladder only to find she's the one who's been gamed all along.  A fast, fun read. - Zora at Book Booker Bookstore

 

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Southern Indie Bestsellers

For the week ending May 3, 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
okra 3. The Bone Tree
Greg Iles, Morrow, $27.99, 9780062311115

4. God Help the Child
Toni Morrison, Knopf, $24.95, 9780307594174
5. Memory Man
David Baldacci, Grand Central, $28, 9781455559824
6. The Nightingale
Kristin Hannah, St. Martin's, $27.99, 9780312577223
7. The Buried Giant
Kazuo Ishiguro, Knopf, $26.95, 9780307271037
8. At the Water's Edge
Sara Gruen, Spiegel & Grau, $28, 9780385523233
9. Gathering Prey
John Sandford, Putnam, $28.95, 9780399168796
10. Early Warning
Jane Smiley, Knopf, $26.95, 9780307700322
11. A Spool of Blue Thread
Anne Tyler, Knopf, $25.95, 9781101874271
12. Blood on Snow
Jo Nesbo, Knopf, $23.95, 9780385354196
13. Hot Pursuit
Stuart Woods, Putnam, $27.95, 9780399169168
14. The Stranger
Harlan Coben, Dutton, $27.95, 9780525953500
15. Where All Light Tends to Go
David Joy, Putnam, $26.95, 9780399172779

HARDCOVER NONFICTION

1. The Road to Character
David Brooks, Random House, $28, 9780812993257
2. Dead Wake
Erik Larson, Crown, $28, 9780307408860
3. The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up
Marie Kondo, Ten Speed Press, $16.99, 9781607747307
4. Being Mortal
Atul Gawande, Metropolitan, $26, 9780805095159
5. The Motivation Manifesto
Brendon Burchard, Hay House, $19.99, 9781401948078
6. Between You & Me
Mary Norris, Norton, $24.95, 9780393240184
7. H Is for Hawk
Helen MacDonald, Grove Press, $26, 9780802123411
8. Very Good Lives
J.K. Rowling, Little Brown, $15, 9780316369152
9. Capital Dames: The Civil War and the Women of Washington, 1848-1868
Cokie Roberts, Harper, $27.99, 9780062002761
10. The Residence
Kate Andersen Brower, Harper, $27.99, 9780062305190
11. Dealing With China
Henry M. Paulson, Jr., Michael Carroll, Twelve, $32, 9781455504213
12. Bill O'Reilly's Legends and Lies: The Real West
Bill O'Reilly, David Fisher, Holt, $32, 9781627795074
13. Missoula
Jon Krakauer, Doubleday, $28.95, 9780385538732
14. On the Move: A Life
Oliver Sacks, Knopf, $27.95, 9780385352543
15. And the Good News Is...
Dana Perino, Twelve, $26, 9781455584901

TRADE PAPERBACK FICTION

1. The Goldfinch
Donna Tartt, Back Bay, $20, 9780316055444
2. Euphoria
Lily King, Grove Press, $16, 9780802123701
3. The Husband's Secret
Liane Moriarty, Berkley, $16, 9780425267721
4. The Rosie Project
Graeme Simsion, S&S, $15.99, 9781476729091
5. Americanah
Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, Anchor, $15.95, 9780307455925
6. The Narrow Road to the Deep North
Richard Flanagan, Vintage, $15.95, 9780804171472
7. The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry
Gabrielle Zevin, Algonquin, $14.95, 9781616204518
8. The Great Gatsby
F.Scott Fitzgerald, Scribner, $15, 9781451689433
9. The Martian
Andy Weir, Broadway, $15, 9780553418026
10. Orphan Train
Christina Baker Kline, Morrow, $14.99, 9780061950728
11. Leaving Time
Jodi Picoult, Ballantine, $16, 9780345544940
12. The Children Act
Ian McEwan, Anchor, $15, 9781101872871
okra13. A Long Time Gone
Karen White, NAL, $15, 9780451468550

14. One More Thing
B.J. Novak, Vintage, $14.95, 9780804169783
15. One Plus One
Jojo Moyes, Penguin, $16, 9780143127505

TRADE PAPERBACK NONFICTION

1. The Boys in the Boat
Daniel James Brown, Penguin, $17, 9780143125471
2. Wild
Cheryl Strayed, Vintage, $15.95, 9781101873441
3. The Lady in Gold
Anne-Marie O'Connor, Vintage, $17.95, 9781101873120
4. Dotcom Secrets: The Underground Playbook for Growing Your Company Online
Russell Brunson, Morgan James Publishing, $19.95, 9781630474775
5. How to Love
Thich Nhat Hanh, Parallax Press, $9.95, 9781937006884
6. What the Dog Knows
Cat Warren, Touchstone, $16, 9781451667325
7. Unbroken
Laura Hillenbrand, Random House, $16, 9780812987119
okra8. Under Magnolia: A Southern Memoir
Frances Mayes, Broadway, $15, 9780307885920

9. An Astronaut's Guide to Life on Earth
Chris Hadfield, Back Bay, $17, 9780316253031
10. The Sixth Extinction
Elizabeth Kolbert, Picador USA, $16, 9781250062185
11. The Opposite of Loneliness
Marina Keegan, Scribner, $15, 9781476753911
12. David and Goliath
Malcolm Gladwell, Back Bay, $18, 9780316204378
13. Hyperbole and a Half
Allie Brosh, Touchstone, $19.99, 9781451666175
14. Wreck This Journal
Keri Smith, Perigee, $15, 9780399161940
15. Ask
Ryan Levesque, Dunham Books, $12.99, 9781939447722

MASS MARKET

1. To Kill a Mockingbird
Harper Lee, Grand Central, $8.99, 9780446310789
okra2. Natchez Burning
Greg Iles, Harper, $9.99, 9780062311092

3. Personal
Lee Child, Dell, $9.99, 9780804178754
4. Outlander
Diana Gabaldon, Dell, $9.99, 9780553393699
5. Dune
Frank Herbert, Ace, $9.99, 9780441172719
6. American Sniper
Chris Kyle, Scott McEwen, Harper, $9.99, 9780062376572
7. 1984
George Orwell, Signet, $9.99, 9780451524935
8. The Diary of a Young Girl
Anne Frank, Bantam, $7.99, 9780553577129
9. Gone Girl
Gillian Flynn, Broadway, $9.99, 9780553418354
10. A Game of Thrones
George R.R. Martin, Bantam, $9.99, 9780553593716

CHILDREN'S ILLUSTRATED

1. Oh, the Places You'll Go!
Dr. Seuss, Random House, $17.99, 9780679805274
2. Goodnight Moon
Margaret Wise Brown, Clement Hurd (Illus.), Harper, $8.99, 9780694003617
3. The Adventures of Beekle: The Unimaginary Friend
Dan Santat, Little Brown, $17, 9780316199988
4. The Day the Crayons Quit
Drew Daywalt, Oliver Jeffers (Illus.), Philomel, $17.99, 9780399255373
5. Dragons Love Tacos
Adam Rubin, Daniel Salmieri (Illus.), Dial, $16.99, 9780803736801
6. Pete the Cat's Groovy Guide to Life
James Dean, Kimberly Dean (Illus.), Harper, $12.99, 9780062351357
7. On the Night You Were Born
Nancy Tillman, Feiwel & Friends, $7.99, 9780312601553
8. Where the Wild Things Are
Maurice Sendak, Harper, $18.99, 9780060254926
9. The Giving Tree
Shel Silverstein, Harper, $16.99, 9780060256654
10. The Book With No Pictures
B.J. Novak, Dial, $17.99, 9780803741713

CHILDREN'S INTEREST

1. Paper Towns
John Green, Speak, $9.99, 9780142414934
2. Looking for Alaska (Special 10th Anniversary Edition)
John Green, Dutton, $19.99, 9780525428022
3. The Book Thief
Markus Zusak, Knopf, $12.99, 9780385754729
4. An Abundance of Katherines
John Green, Speak, $9.99, 9780142410707
5. Brown Girl Dreaming
Jacqueline Woodson, Nancy Paulsen Books, $16.99, 9780399252518
6. An Ember in the Ashes
Sabaa Tahir, Razorbill, $19.95, 9781595148032
7. The Fault in Our Stars
John Green, Speak, $14.28, 9780142424179
8. Charlotte's Web
E.B. White, HarperTrophy, $7.99, 9780064400558
9. The Island of Dr. Libris
Chris Grabenstein, Random House, $16.99, 9780385388443
10. Dear Hank Williams
Kimberly Willis Holt, Henry Holt & Company, $16.99, 9780805080223

CHILDREN'S FICTION SERIES TITLES

1. Pete the Cat and the Bad Banana
James Dean, Harper, $3.99, 9780062303820
2. Big Nate Lives It Up
Lincoln Peirce, Balzer + Bray, $13.99, 9780062111081
3. Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone
J.K.Rowling, Scholastic, $10.99, 9780590353427
4. Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets
J.K.Rowling, Scholastic, $10.99, 9780439064873
5. The Maze Runner
James Dashner, Delacorte, $10.99, 9780385385206
6. The Scorch Trials (The Maze Runner, Book 2)
James Dashner, Ember, $9.99, 9780385738767
7. Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul
Jeff Kinney, Amulet, $13.95, 9781419711893
8. The Lost Hero (The Heroes of Olympus, Book One)
Rick Riordan, Hyperion, $9.99, 9781423113461
9. Tales from a Not-So-Fabulous Life (Dork Diaries, #1)
Rachel Renee Russell, Aladdin, $13.99, 9781416980063
10. Kingdom Keepers: The Return
Ridley Pearson, Disney/Hyperion, $17.99, 9781423184317

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Special to the Southern List

Click on a book to purchase from a great indie bookstore! See the full Southern Indie Bestseller list here.


Hot Pursuit Where All Light Tends to Go Capital Dames: The Civil War and the Women of Washington, 1848-1868 The Residence Dealing With China And the Good News Is...The Great Gatsby A Long Time Gone Under Magnolia: A Southern Memoir An Astronaut's Guide to Life on Earth Hyperbole and a Half Wreck This Journal  Natchez Burning Dune 1984 The Diary of a Young Girl Gone Girl A Game of Thrones Dragons Love TacosOn the Night You Were BornCharlotte's WebThe Island of Dr. LibrisDear Hank Williams


Events

Events at Southern Indie Bookstores

Gene Baur - Living the Farm Sanctuary Life - Gables  (author appearance)
Gene Baur | 05/13/2015, 08:00 pm | Books & Books Inc | Coral Gables, FL

Karen White  (author appearance)
Karen White | 05/13/2015, 07:00 pm | Bookmiser | Roswell, GA

Jeffery Deaver discusses Solitude Creek, his new Kathryn Dance thriller  (author appearance)
Jeffery Deaver | 05/13/2015, 07:00 pm | Flyleaf Books | Chapel Hill, NC

MARGARET McMULLAN presents EVERY FATHER'S DAUGHTER  (author appearance)
Margaret McMullan | 05/13/2015, 07:00 pm | Malaprop's Bookstore/Cafe | Asheville, NC

Author Event: Michael White - Travels In Vermeer: A Memoir and Vermeer In Hell and Gail Peck - The Braided Light  (author appearance)
05/13/2015, 07:00 pm | Park Road Books | Charlotte, NC

Noel Crook and John Hoppenthaler  (author appearance)
Noel Crook | 05/13/2015, 07:00 pm | Regulator Bookshop | Durham, NC

What We Talk About When We Talk About Death, with Stimp Hawkins  (author appearance)
05/13/2015, 07:00 pm | Scuppernong Books | Greensboro, NC

Meet-and-Greet with Ann B. Ross  (author appearance)
Ann B. Ross | 05/13/2015, 05:30 pm | Hub City Bookshop | Spartanburg, SC

Author event with Ginger Manley, author of Disarmed: An Exceptional Journey  (author appearance)
Ginger Manley | 05/13/2015, 06:30 pm | Parnassus Books | Nashville, TN

Meryl Shriver-Rice - Inclusion in New Danish Cinema - Gables  (author appearance)
05/14/2015, 08:00 pm | Books & Books Inc | Coral Gables, FL

Gene Baur  (author appearance)
Gene Baur | 05/14/2015, 06:00 pm | Bookstore 1 Sarasota | Sarasota, FL

Book Club -- The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry  (book club)
Gabrielle Zevin | 05/14/2015, 06:00 pm | Copperfish Books, LLC | Punta Gorda, FL

Karen White signs The Sound of Glass  (author appearance)
Karen White | 05/14/2015, 07:00 pm | Eagle Eye Book Shop | Atlanta, GA

Frye Gaillard Books Signing  (author appearance)
Frye Gaillard | 05/14/2015, 05:00 pm | Horton's Books & Gifts | Carrollton, GA

SY SAFRANSKY presents MANY ALARM CLOCKS  (author appearance)
Sy Safransky | 05/14/2015, 07:00 pm | Malaprop's Bookstore/Cafe | Asheville, NC

Author Event: Virginia Willis - Lighten Up Y'All  (author appearance)
Virginia Willis | 05/14/2015, 07:00 pm | Park Road Books | Charlotte, NC

Christmas Abbott - The Badass Body Diet  (author appearance)
05/14/2015, 07:00 pm | Quail Ridge Books & Music | Raleigh, NC

Devon Flaherty- The Night of One Hundred Thieves  (author appearance)
Devon Flaherty | 05/14/2015, 07:00 pm | Regulator Bookshop | Durham, NC

Science Cafe: Paul Brinkman, paleontologist  (author appearance)
05/14/2015, 07:00 pm | Scuppernong Books | Greensboro, NC

Author event with Alethea Kontis, author of Dearest  (author appearance)
Alethea Kontis | 05/14/2015, 06:30 pm | Parnassus Books | Nashville, TN

Jo Ivester - The Outskirts of Hope - Gables  (author appearance)
05/15/2015, 08:00 pm | Books & Books Inc | Coral Gables, FL

Michael Lister Booksigning  (author appearance)
05/15/2015, 07:00 pm | Murder on the Beach Mystery Bookstore | Delray Beach, FL

Ed and Christopher Lucas with SEEING HOME  (author appearance)
05/15/2015, 05:00 pm | Square Books | Oxford, MS

Flyleaf YA Book Club discusses The Coldest Girl in Coldtown  (book club)
Holly Black | 05/15/2015, 05:30 pm | Flyleaf Books | Chapel Hill, NC

ALLI MARSHALL presents HOW TO TALK TO ROCKSTARS  (author appearance)
05/15/2015, 07:00 pm | Malaprop's Bookstore/Cafe | Asheville, NC

Author Event: Marlin Barton - Pasture Art  (author appearance)
Marlin Barton | 05/15/2015, 07:00 pm | Park Road Books | Charlotte, NC

Ángela Oramas Camero - Lluvias y sueños - Gables  (author appearance)
05/16/2015, 03:00 pm | Books & Books Inc | Coral Gables, FL

Ángela Oramas Camero - Lluvias y sueños - Gables  (author appearance)
05/16/2015, 03:00 pm | Books & Books Inc | Coral Gables, FL

Alexis Romay - La apertura cubana - Gables  (author appearance)
05/16/2015, 08:00 pm | Books & Books Inc | Coral Gables, FL

Margret Aldrich - THE LITTLE FREE LIBRARY BOOK  (author appearance)
05/16/2015, 02:00 pm | Octavia Books | New Orleans, LA

Sarah Frances Hardy with DRESS ME!  (author appearance)
Sarah Frances Hardy | 05/16/2015, 10:00 am | Square Books | Oxford, MS

Okra Pick!M.O. Walsh with MY SUNSHINE AWAY  (author appearance)
M.O. Walsh | 05/16/2015, 07:30 pm | Square Books | Oxford, MS

Diana Kenney- How Cancer Transformed Our Lives  (author appearance)
05/16/2015, 03:00 pm | City Lights Bookstore | Sylva, NC

JONI TEVIS presents THE WORLD IS ON FIRE  (author appearance)
Joni Tevis | 05/16/2015, 07:00 pm | Malaprop's Bookstore/Cafe | Asheville, NC

Eric G. Wilson – Keep it Fake: Inventing an Authentic Life  (author appearance)
05/16/2015, 02:00 pm | McIntyre's Fine Books | Pittsboro, NC

Congressman David Price Holding Office Hours  (other event)
05/16/2015, 01:00 pm | Quail Ridge Books & Music | Raleigh, NC

Ladies Night Out with Karen White  (author appearance)
Karen White | 05/16/2015, 06:00 pm | Books on Broad | Camden, SC

Glenn Parris Book Signing  (author appearance)
Glenn Parris | 05/16/2015, 01:00 pm | Fiction Addiction | Greenville, SC

Author event with Anastasia Higginbotham, author of Divorce Is the Worst  (author appearance)
05/16/2015, 02:00 pm | Parnassus Books | Nashville, TN

Sunday Sleuths  (book club)
William Kent Krueger | 05/17/2015, 03:00 pm | Murder on the Beach Mystery Bookstore | Delray Beach, FL

Writers at Home Reading Series  (other event)
05/17/2015, 03:00 pm | Malaprop's Bookstore/Cafe | Asheville, NC

Author event with Jessica Young, author of Spy Guy  (author appearance)
Jessica Young | 05/17/2015, 02:00 pm | Parnassus Books | Nashville, TN

KIDS' BOOK CLUB - EL DEAFO  (book club)
Cece Bell | 05/18/2015, 06:30 pm | Inkwood Books | Tampa, FL

Meet Author Mark Z. Danielewski: THE FAMILIAR, VOLUME 1: One Rainy Day in May  (author appearance)
Mark Z. Danielewski | 05/18/2015, 07:00 pm | Avid Bookshop | Athens, GA

Renee Ahdieh reads from her debut YA novel, The Wrath and the Dawn  (author appearance)
05/18/2015, 07:00 pm | Flyleaf Books | Chapel Hill, NC

ELISE & PHIL OKREND present MESSAGES TO THE HEART  (author appearance)
05/18/2015, 07:00 pm | Malaprop's Bookstore/Cafe | Asheville, NC

Mary Robinette Kowal & Marie Brennan - Historical Fantasy Reigns  (author appearance)
Mary Robinette Kowal | 05/18/2015, 07:00 pm | Quail Ridge Books & Music | Raleigh, NC

Michael Fournier -Swing State  (author appearance)
Michael Fournier | 05/18/2015, 07:00 pm | Regulator Bookshop | Durham, NC

Jorge Posada - The Journey Home - Gables  (author appearance)
05/19/2015, 07:00 pm | Books & Books Inc | Coral Gables, FL

Elaine Viets Booksigning  (author appearance)
Elaine Viets | 05/19/2015, 07:00 pm | Murder on the Beach Mystery Bookstore | Delray Beach, FL

Jeffery Deaver sign Solitude Creek  (author appearance)
Jeffery Deaver | 05/19/2015, 07:15 pm | Eagle Eye Book Shop | Atlanta, GA

Mary Robinette Kowal and Marie Brennan read from Of Noble Family and Voyage of the Basilisk  (author appearance)
Mary Robinette Kowal | 05/19/2015, 07:00 pm | Flyleaf Books | Chapel Hill, NC

Comix Club - Princeless  (book club)
05/19/2015, 07:00 pm | Malaprop's Bookstore/Cafe | Asheville, NC

Sarah Dessen - Saint Anything  (author appearance)
Sarah Dessen | 05/19/2015, 07:00 pm | Quail Ridge Books & Music | Raleigh, NC

Mary Kay Andrews- Wine & Sign Author Event  (author appearance)
Mary Kay Andrews | 05/20/2015, 06:00 pm | Page & Palette | Fairhope, AL

Glenda Travieso - Sanar es una elección - Gables  (author appearance)
05/20/2015, 06:30 pm | Books & Books Inc | Coral Gables, FL

Roberta Brandes Gratz- WE'RE STILL HERE YA BASTARDS: How the People of New Orleans Rebuilt Their City  (author appearance)
05/20/2015, 06:30 pm | Octavia Books | New Orleans, LA

CHOP NC screening of Un Buen Carnicero featuring Victoria Boulabasis and Tolo Martinez of Cliff's Meat Market  (other event)
05/20/2015, 07:00 pm | Flyleaf Books | Chapel Hill, NC

MARIE BRENNAN & MARY ROBINETTE KOWAL  (author appearance)
05/20/2015, 07:00 pm | Malaprop's Bookstore/Cafe | Asheville, NC

Jeffery Deaver - Solitude Creek  (author appearance)
Jeffery Deaver | 05/20/2015, 07:00 pm | Quail Ridge Books & Music | Raleigh, NC

C. Nicole Swiner -How to Avoid the Superwoman Complex  (author appearance)
05/20/2015, 07:00 pm | Regulator Bookshop | Durham, NC

Lynda Lippman-Lockhart Book signing  (author appearance)
Lynda Lippman-Lockhart | 05/20/2015, 01:00 pm | Fiction Addiction | Greenville, SC

Reading with Joni Tevis  (author appearance)
Joni Tevis | 05/20/2015, 07:00 pm | Hub City Bookshop | Spartanburg, SC

May Book Club  (writers group)
Jasper Fforde | 05/21/2015, 07:00 pm | Bound To Be Read

Eleni N. Gage - The Ladies of Managua - Gables  (author appearance)
05/21/2015, 08:00 pm | Books & Books Inc | Coral Gables, FL

INKWOOD'S Official Book Club! -- SPARE PARTS  (book club)
Joshua Davis | 05/21/2015, 07:00 pm | Inkwood Books | Tampa, FL

BEATRIZ WILLIAMS presents THE SECRET LIFE OF VIOLET GRANT  (author appearance)
Beatriz Williams | 05/21/2015, 07:00 pm | Malaprop's Bookstore/Cafe | Asheville, NC

Mary Kay Andrews - Beach Town  (author appearance)
Mary Kay Andrews | 05/21/2015, 07:00 pm | Quail Ridge Books & Music | Raleigh, NC

Jim Grimsley- How I Shed My Skin  (author appearance)
Jim Grimsley | 05/21/2015, 02:00 pm | Regulator Bookshop | Durham, NC

Frances Fuller -In Borrowed Houses  (author appearance)
05/21/2015, 07:00 pm | Regulator Bookshop | Durham, NC

Literary Luncheon with Mary Alice Monroe  (author appearance)
Mary Alice Monroe | 05/21/2015, 12:00 pm | Hub City Bookshop | Spartanburg, SC

ACE ATKINS here with Robert B. Parker's KICKBACK  (author appearance)
Ace Atkins | 05/22/2015, 07:00 pm | Inkwood Books | Tampa, FL

Edward Fahey Returns with a New Novel  (author appearance)
Edward Fahey | 05/22/2015, 06:30 pm | City Lights Bookstore | Sylva, NC

CHRISTIAN HAGESETH & JOE D'AGNESE  (author appearance)
05/22/2015, 07:00 pm | Malaprop's Bookstore/Cafe | Asheville, NC

Durham Mighty Pen Young Writers  (writers group)
05/22/2015, 07:00 pm | Regulator Bookshop | Durham, NC

Mary Alice Monroe  (author appearance)
Mary Alice Monroe | 05/22/2015, 11:00 am | Litchfield Books | Pawleys Island, SC

The Mending Time with Meta Commmerse  (author appearance)
05/23/2015, 03:00 pm | Blue Ridge Books

Adia Kamaria - Yellow Tulips and Red Buses - Gables  (author appearance)
05/23/2015, 07:00 pm | Books & Books Inc | Coral Gables, FL

Multi-Author Event: Michael K. Brown, Lynda Fitzgerald, and Kerry Denney  (author appearance)
05/23/2015, 06:30 pm | Avid Bookshop | Athens, GA

John Connell Books Signing  (author appearance)
05/23/2015, 11:00 am | Horton's Books & Gifts | Carrollton, GA

Allison Estes with IZZY & OSCAR  (author appearance)
05/23/2015, 10:00 am | Square Books | Oxford, MS

Kirk Thomas  (author appearance)
05/23/2015, 03:00 pm | City Lights Bookstore | Sylva, NC

LESBIAN NOVELIST PANEL  (author appearance)
05/23/2015, 07:00 pm | Malaprop's Bookstore/Cafe | Asheville, NC

Mary Alice Monroe  (author appearance)
Mary Alice Monroe | 05/23/2015, 05:00 pm | Quarter Moon Bookstore | Topsail Beach, NC

SEAMUS McGRAW presents BETTING THE FARM ON A DROUGHT  (author appearance)
05/24/2015, 05:00 pm | Malaprop's Bookstore/Cafe | Asheville, NC

PIH ENGAGE PUBLIC HEALTH BOOK CLUB discusses POOR ECONOMICS  (book club)
05/25/2015, 07:00 pm | Malaprop's Bookstore/Cafe | Asheville, NC

Veterans for Peace, Alternative Memorial Day Celebration  (other event)
05/25/2015, 07:00 pm | Regulator Bookshop | Durham, NC

Author Nancy Dale Talks about The Legacy of the Florida Pioneer Cow Hunters  (author appearance)
05/26/2015, 05:30 pm

Chuck Palahniuk - MAKE SOMETHING UP - MDC Chapman Conference Center  (author appearance)
Chuck Palahniuk | 05/26/2015, 07:30 pm | Books & Books Inc | Coral Gables, FL

Author Events Letra Urbana Encuentros @ Books & Books - Juan Carlos Botero - Gables LIVE STREAM  (other event)
05/26/2015, 08:00 pm | Books & Books Inc | Coral Gables, FL

Mary Alice Monroe  (author appearance)
Mary Alice Monroe | 05/26/2015, 01:30 pm | Book Exchange | Marietta, GA

Mary Alice Monroe  (author appearance)
Mary Alice Monroe | 05/26/2015, 07:30 pm | Malaprop's Bookstore/Cafe | Asheville, NC

Lee Mims - Saving Cecil  (author appearance)
Lee Mims | 05/26/2015, 07:00 pm | Quail Ridge Books & Music | Raleigh, NC

Nancie McDermott-Simply Vegetarian Thai Cooking  (author appearance)
Nancie McDermott | 05/26/2015, 07:00 pm | Regulator Bookshop | Durham, NC

Casey Patrick Swan Song Reading  (author appearance)
05/26/2015, 07:00 pm | Hub City Bookshop | Spartanburg, SC

Noemi Capote - La musa - Gables  (author appearance)
05/27/2015, 06:30 pm | Books & Books Inc | Coral Gables, FL

UNC Humanities in Action: The Decline of the U.S. Congress  (other event)
05/27/2015, 04:30 pm | Flyleaf Books | Chapel Hill, NC

DEBORAH HARKNESS presents THE BOOK OF LIFE *ticketed event*  (author appearance)
Deborah Harkness | 05/27/2015, 07:00 pm | Malaprop's Bookstore/Cafe | Asheville, NC

Peder Zane - Off the Books: On Literature and Culture  (author appearance)
Peder Zane | 05/27/2015, 07:00 pm | Quail Ridge Books & Music | Raleigh, NC

Raymond Barfield -The Book of Colors  (author appearance)
05/27/2015, 07:00 pm | Regulator Bookshop | Durham, NC

The Lowcountry Summer Trilogy with Mary Alice Monroe  (author appearance)
Mary Alice Monroe | 05/28/2015, 06:30 pm | Blue Ridge Books

Sofía Segovia - El murmullo de las abejas - Gables  (author appearance)
05/28/2015, 08:00 pm | Books & Books Inc | Coral Gables, FL

NICKOLE BROWN & JESSICA JACOBS  (author appearance)
05/28/2015, 07:00 pm | Malaprop's Bookstore/Cafe | Asheville, NC

A. Brad Schwartz - Broadcast Hysteria  (author appearance)
05/28/2015, 07:00 pm | Quail Ridge Books & Music | Raleigh, NC

Donald Nonini -Getting By: Class and State Formation Among Chinese in Malaysia  (author appearance)
05/28/2015, 07:00 pm | Regulator Bookshop | Durham, NC

Alysia Burton Steele  (author appearance)
05/28/2015, 06:00 pm | Hub City Bookshop | Spartanburg, SC

J.T. Ellison  (author appearance)
J.T. Ellison | 05/28/2015, 06:30 pm | Reading Rock Books | Dickson, TN

Bob Brink - Murder in Palm Beach - Gables  (author appearance)
05/29/2015, 08:00 pm | Books & Books Inc | Coral Gables, FL

Timothy Spira Returns with New Field Guide  (author appearance)
05/29/2015, 06:30 pm | City Lights Bookstore | Sylva, NC

Mary Alice Monroe Booksigning  (author appearance)
Mary Alice Monroe | 05/29/2015, 06:00 pm | Books on Broad | Camden, SC

Martha Cinader  (author appearance)
Martha Cinader | 05/29/2015, 07:00 pm | Joe's Place | Greenville, SC

Robert Sorrell- Blue Ridge Fire Towers  (author appearance)
05/30/2015, 03:00 pm | City Lights Bookstore | Sylva, NC

Gurudev Hamsah Nandatha discusses In The Presence of Truth  (author appearance)
05/30/2015, 02:00 pm | Flyleaf Books | Chapel Hill, NC

HARRY POTTER TRIVIA NIGHT  (other event)
05/30/2015, 07:00 pm | Malaprop's Bookstore/Cafe | Asheville, NC

Lindsay Eyre - The Best Friend Battle  (author appearance)
05/30/2015, 02:00 pm | Quail Ridge Books & Music | Raleigh, NC

Dan Ariely -Irrationally Yours  (author appearance)
Dan Ariely | 05/30/2015, 07:00 pm | Regulator Bookshop | Durham, NC

KAREN WHITE presents THE SOUND OF GLASS  (author appearance)
Karen White | 05/31/2015, 03:00 pm | Malaprop's Bookstore/Cafe | Asheville, NC

Craig Johnson - Dry Bones: A Longmire Novel  (author appearance)
Craig Johnson | 05/31/2015, 03:00 pm | Quail Ridge Books & Music | Raleigh, NC

Cindy Henry McMahon, author of Fresh Water from Old Wells  (author appearance)
05/31/2015, 02:00 pm | Union Avenue Books | Knoxville, TN

NPR's STEVE INSKEEP discusses JACKSONLAND *ticketed event*  (author appearance)
06/01/2015, 07:00 pm | Malaprop's Bookstore/Cafe | Asheville, NC

Charles Martin Talk and Signing  (author appearance)
Charles Martin | 06/01/2015, 06:30 pm | Fiction Addiction | Greenville, SC

Dan Conaway signs Arrested  (author appearance)
06/02/2015, 07:15 pm | Eagle Eye Book Shop | Atlanta, GA

Bill Hancock with RIDING WITH THE BLUE MOTH  (author appearance)
06/02/2015, 05:00 pm | Square Books | Oxford, MS

Quilters- IMPROVISE! Meet & Greet Booksigning with SHERRI LYNN WOOD  (author appearance)
06/02/2015, 04:00 pm | Malaprop's Bookstore/Cafe | Asheville, NC

CURRENT EVENTS BOOK CLUB  (book club)
06/02/2015, 07:00 pm | Malaprop's Bookstore/Cafe | Asheville, NC

WILD BOOK CLUB discusses THE INVENTION OF WINGS  (book club)
06/02/2015, 07:00 pm | Malaprop's Bookstore/Cafe | Asheville, NC

CINDY McMAHON presents FRESH WATER FROM OLD WELLS  (author appearance)
06/02/2015, 07:00 pm | Malaprop's Bookstore/Cafe | Asheville, NC

AUTISM BOOK CLUB discusses THE ASPERKID'S SECRET BOOK OF SOCIAL RULES  (book club)
06/03/2015, 01:00 pm | Malaprop's Bookstore/Cafe | Asheville, NC

MALAPROP'S BOOK CLUB discusses THE HOUSE OF THE SEVEN GABLES  (book club)
06/03/2015, 07:00 pm | Malaprop's Bookstore/Cafe | Asheville, NC

James Grippando Booksigning  (author appearance)
James Grippando | 06/04/2015, 07:00 pm | Murder on the Beach Mystery Bookstore | Delray Beach, FL

STORIES OF MAGIC & SPIRIT FROM THE LIBRARY OF ANCIENT EGYPT with NORMANDI ELLIS  (author appearance)
06/04/2015, 07:00 pm | Malaprop's Bookstore/Cafe | Asheville, NC

ROBERT MORGAN presents DARK ENERGY  (author appearance)
Robert Morgan | 06/05/2015, 07:00 pm | Malaprop's Bookstore/Cafe | Asheville, NC

Contemplative Photography Companion for the Journey Home  (author appearance)
06/06/2015, 03:00 pm | City Lights Bookstore | Sylva, NC

YA PANEL featuring BECKY ALBERTALLI, JASMINE WARGA & AISHA SAEED  (other event)
06/06/2015, 07:00 pm | Malaprop's Bookstore/Cafe | Asheville, NC

Darin Kennedy discusses his paranormal thriller The Mussorgsky Riddle  (author appearance)
06/07/2015, 02:00 pm | Flyleaf Books | Chapel Hill, NC

POETRIO featuring THERESE HALSCHEID, MAGGIE ANDERSON & TERRY L. KENNEDY  (author appearance)
06/07/2015, 03:00 pm | Malaprop's Bookstore/Cafe | Asheville, NC

JENNIFER BEAN BOWER presents NORTH CAROLINA AVIATRIX VIOLA GENTRY: THE FLYING CASHIER  (author appearance)
Jennifer Bean Bower | 06/08/2015, 07:00 pm | Malaprop's Bookstore/Cafe | Asheville, NC

MYSTERY BOOK CLUB discusses LEARNING TO SWIM  (book club)
06/08/2015, 07:00 pm | Malaprop's Bookstore/Cafe | Asheville, NC

ALAN GRATZ celebrates the publication of THE DRAGON LANTERN  (author appearance)
Alan Gratz | 06/09/2015, 07:00 pm | Malaprop's Bookstore/Cafe | Asheville, NC

UNC Humanities in Action: Was Congress Always Like This? Will It Always Be Like This?  (other event)
06/10/2015, 04:30 pm | Flyleaf Books | Chapel Hill, NC

JOHN CONNELL presents RUINS OF WAR  (author appearance)
06/10/2015, 07:00 pm | Malaprop's Bookstore/Cafe | Asheville, NC

Meeting the Shadow Salon, Part 10, 1 of 2: Owning Your Dark Side Through Insight, Art, and Ritual  (other event)
06/10/2015, 07:00 pm | Malaprop's Bookstore/Cafe | Asheville, NC

MICHELLE MILLER presents THE UNDERWRITING  (author appearance)
06/11/2015, 07:00 pm | Malaprop's Bookstore/Cafe | Asheville, NC

John Lane Presents His First Novel  (author appearance)
John Lane | 06/12/2015, 06:30 pm | City Lights Bookstore | Sylva, NC

YA PANEL featuring MEGAN SHEPHERD, CARRIE RYAN, RENEE AHDIEH & GWENDA BOND  (author appearance)
Megan Shepherd | 06/12/2015, 07:00 pm | Malaprop's Bookstore/Cafe | Asheville, NC

Robin Whitley new CD Release  (author appearance)
Robin Whitley | 06/13/2015, 06:00 pm | City Lights Bookstore | Sylva, NC

STAR WARS PAR-TAY!  (other event)
06/13/2015, 03:00 pm | Malaprop's Bookstore/Cafe | Asheville, NC

LAURIE McKAY presents THE LAST DRAGON CHARMER #1: VILLAIN KEEPER  (author appearance)
06/14/2015, 03:00 pm | Malaprop's Bookstore/Cafe | Asheville, NC

Judy Blume - In the Unlikely Event - Temple Judea  (author appearance)
06/15/2015, 07:30 pm | Books & Books Inc | Coral Gables, FL

Robert Venditti Book Signing  (author appearance)
Robert Venditti | 06/17/2015, 02:00 pm | Fiction Addiction | Greenville, SC

Wendy Wax Talk and Signing  (author appearance)
Wendy Wax | 06/27/2015, 02:00 pm | Fiction Addiction | Greenville, SC

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

Tiffany Quay Tyson  (author appearance)
08/18/2015, 05:30 pm | Turnrow Books | Greenwood, MS

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

Tiffany Quay Tyson  (author appearance)
08/20/2015, 06:30 pm | Booksellers at Laurelwood | Memphis, TN

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

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