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{Once upon a time two ladies opened a bookstore...}

In which two nice ladies decide to open a bookstore and live happily ever after, a flag comes down and a new dawn rises, and Mr. Wiley Cash discovers that Jim Morrison was a terrible poet.

July 12, 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,

Go Set a WatchmanThe day has at last arrived. It was not quite like standing in front of the bookstore doors at midnight waiting for them to open so you could buy the next Harry Potter -- there was rather less purple and children dressed up as wizards -- but nevertheless the excitement, the curiosity, was intense, in a genteel Southern ladylike manner, of course. By the time this email has landed in people's in boxes, many of her ladyship, the editor's readers will already have their copy of Harper Lee's "new" novel, Go Set a Watchman. More than a few may have already finished reading it. 9780062409850

But if you are not one of those people, then here is a link to the first chapter of the book, which can be read online. And here are a few comments, with mild spoilers.

And here are the first reviews from the the New York Times, with massive spoilers, so reader, beware:

Michiko Kakutani & Alexandra Alter

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.

What About ThisThe Intruder
after Jean Follain

In the evenings they listen to the same
tunes nobody could call happy
somebody turns up at the edge of town
the roses bloom
and an old dinner bell rings once more
under the thunder clouds
In front of the porch posts of the store
a man seated on a soda water case
turns around and spits and says
to everybody
in his new set of clothes
holding up his hands
as long as I live nobody
touches my dogs my friends

--Frank Stafford, What About This: Collected Poems of Frank Stanford (Copper Canyon Press, 2015) 9781556594687

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2015 SIBA Book Award Winners



Book & Author Gossip

Jim Morrison is a terrible poet

This Dark Road to MercyWiley Cash started his writing career by stealing cigarettes from his father and listening to “The Doors” on his Walkman. He found inspiration from Jim Morrison, whom he thought was the “greatest poet of all time,” and began to write doomy, gothic, self-centered poetry. It wasn’t until Cash started his undergraduate study at UNC Asheville that he realized not only was he a terrible poet, so was Jim Morrison. 9780062088260

Once upon a time two ladies opened a bookstore

Once upon a time, there were two very nice ladies who sold books online. After doing this for about seven years, they decided they wanted to have more of a connection with their community, so they opened a bookstore. And that is how Cathy Graham and Serena Wyckoff have been living happily ever after as owners of Copperfish Books

Nikky Finney, "A New Day Dawns"

The World is RoundIt is the pearl blue peep of day. All night the Palmetto sky was seized with the aurora and alchemy of the remarkable. A blazing canopy of newly minted light fluttered in while we slept. We are not free to go on as if nothing happened yesterday, not free to cheer as if all our prayers have finally been answered today. 9780810152335

 

 

Can we blame our pirate obsession on Johnny Depp?

Pirate HuntersWho’s to blame for our improbable love affair with pirates? Robert Louis Stevenson? J.M. Barrie? Walt Disney? Johnny Depp? All of the above, probably, as well as our human propensity to admire the rebel, especially if a couple hundred years have passed. Romanticizing daring exploits is much easier then. 9781400063369

Anarchists in Asheville: Firestorm Books

Originally located downtown on Commerce Street, in the space now occupied by Addissae Ethiopian restaurant, Firestorm Books & Coffee closed in April 2014 to carry out a new vision for the alternative, cooperative bookstore. On Jan. 1, worker-owners announced the purchase of their new location: 610 Haywood Road, the former home of Pro Bikes.

Coleman Barks, Rumi, and the South

Illuminated RumiI ask myself if it is any surprise that a person of the South, a Georgia educator and poet immersed in landscape, light, and place since his earliest childhood recollections of the Tennessee Valley, would be the one, THE one, to open the door and let Rumi in? And I think not — no surprise at all. 9780767900027

 

 

Q&A with Dave and Reba Williams

Small VictoriesDave: Understand motivations. Why are you passionate? The beauty of the object? The story behind the object? We answered yes to both these questions. Reba: And added another: Discovery. We really wanted to make discoveries, find aesthetically fine objects that had stories that no one knew. 9781567925296

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Lady Banks {Book} Trailer Park

Ruthless

RuthlessA spine-tingling debut about the ultimate game of cat-and-mouse in reverse as a teen struggles to retain hope--and her sanity--while on the run from a cunning and determined killer. 
Ruth Carver has always competed like her life depends on it. Ambitious. Tough. Maybe even mean. It's no wonder people call her Ruthless. 
When she wakes up with a concussion in the bed of a moving pickup trick, she realizes she has been entered into a contest she can't afford to lose. 
At a remote, rotting cabin deep in the Blue Ridge Mountains, Ruth's blindfold comes off and she comes face-to-face with her captor. A man who believes his mission is to punish bad girls like Ruth. A man who has done this six times before. 
The other girls were never heard from again, but Ruth won't go down easy. She escapes into the wilderness, but her hunter is close at her heels. That's when the real battle begins. That's when Ruth must decides just how far she'll go in order to survive. 
Back home, they called her Ruthless. They had no idea just how right they were.

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Meet Ken Johnson

Paulette LiversKen Johnson is better known as "America's Culturalist." He is a Social Scientist (a.k.a. Culturalist) as well as a Collaborative Justice professional with numerous op-ed columns and articles to his credit. He has special training as a Restorative Justice facilitator through the University of West Florida's College of Professional Studies. He also holds special certifications through the Florida Supreme Court as a Certified County Court Mediator as well as the US Department of Agriculture as an agricultural services mediator. Starting college at the age of 16, he has a BA in Social Sciences from the University of West Florida as well as an MBA from Saint Leo University. Presently, he is reviewing options to possibly apply to a doctorate program. Community and culture are important to him. In addition to being heavily involved in his tribe, as the Principal Chief to the Florida Tribe of Cherokee Indians, he has served on numerous non-profit and governmental panels and boards. For his good works, Ken Johnson was commissioned as a Colonel of Kentucky. Collaborative Justice is a passion for him. By using his knowledge of culture and conflict, he works daily to better the lives of our nation's children while also consulting with churches, businesses, schools, and civic groups to understand and overcome conflict-based obstacles.

Unbroken Circles for SchoolsUnbroken Circles for Schools

Unbroken Circles for Schools is a revolutionary program designed to help schools deal with student conflict and behavior issues. It combines the best of three; Restorative Justice, Collaborative Justice, and the author's experience in mediation and negotiation. It is time for an improved and better method of managing troubled children. A unique program that offers schools and other agencies a better modality of CONFLICT RESOLUTION. The program tenders hope in troubled individuals, builds self-esteem, improves student performance, and fosters a greater sense of community within our at risk youth. This book defines the concepts, describes the methods to use and offers user friendly examples.

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Read This! Recommended Reading from Southern Booksellers


Okra Picks

From the Okra Picks

The Flying Circus
by Susan Crandall

Flying CircusFrom the bestselling and award-winning author of Whistling Past the Graveyard comes an adventure tale about two daredevils and a farm boy who embark on the journey of a lifetime across America's heartland in the Roaring Twenties. 

Set in the rapidly changing world of 1920s America, this is a story of three people from very different backgrounds: Henry "Schuler" Jefferson, son of German immigrants from Midwestern farm country; Cora Rose Haviland, a young woman of privilege whose family has lost their fortune; and Charles "Gil" Gilchrist, an emotionally damaged WWI veteran pilot. Set adrift by life-altering circumstances, they find themselves bound together by need and torn apart by blind obsessions and conflicting goals. Each one holds a secret that, if exposed, would destroy their friendship. But their journey of adventure and self-discovery has a price--and one of them won't be able to survive it.

As they crisscross the heartland, exploring the rapidly expanding role of aviation from barnstorming to bootlegging, from a flying circus to the dangerous sport of air racing, the three companions form a makeshift family. It's a one-of-a-kind family, with members as adventurous as they are vulnerable, and as fascinating as they are flawed. But whatever adventure--worldly or private--they find themselves on, they're guaranteed to be a family you won't forget.

Buy from an indie | Read the first chapter!

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Recommended by Indie Booksellers

From Quail Ridge Books, Raleigh, NC

Hold StillFrom Nancy: Imagine my surprise and delight when I opened the March 27 issue of The Week magazine and found that our wonderful author friend, Allan Gurganus, was their author of the week with some of his favorite books. I was pleased to see that one of my all-time favorite books, The Book of Ebenezer Le Page by G.B. Edwards (NYRB Classics $16.95), was his first choice. Allan says of the book: “Presented as the reminiscences of an elderly Channel Islander (Isle of Guernsey) . . . it has the irresistible energy of Beethoven's ‘Pastoral Symphony’.” The novella Decoy, from Allan's latest book, Local Souls, is now available as a stand-alone paperback (Liveright $12.95). 9781590172339

 

The Man Who Stalked EinsteinFrom Helen: The Man Who Stalked Einstein: How Nazi Scientist Philipp Lenard Changed the Course of History by Bruce Hillman, Birgit Ertl-Wagner, and Bernd Wagner (Lyons $26.95). Full of memorable scenes, from students in Berlin's Opera Square tossing 25,000 books on a bonfire to Einstein letting his driver deliver his lecture on relativity, The Man Who Stalked Einstein recounts the feud between Einstein and German physicist Philipp Lenard. There are letters, articles and debates full of antisemitism, sarcasm, insults and humor. Ironically, antisemitism and the coming holocaust force Einstein and thousands of scientists to leave Germany which shifts the forefront of physics to the United States. 9781493010011

The Water KnifeTwo from Tony: The Water Knife by Paolo Bacigalupi (Knopf $25.95). In this oh-so-topical dystopian thriller set in the drought-ravaged Southwest, water is power. Angel works as a water knife for Las Vegas, cutting the supply to weaker communities. When he finds himself in the dying city of Phoenix entangled with a water deal gone wrong, a tough, pretty, local journalist, and plenty of dead bodies, he must rethink everything he knows. Full of complex characters, The Water Knife is a compelling story set in a future that doesn't seem so distant after all. 9780385352871

 

UprootedUprooted by Naomi Novik (Del Rey $25). I've read Naomi Novik in the past (the fantastic Temeraire series) and somehow I always forget what a wonderful storyteller she is,and just how much fun her books are. Uprooted is no exception. Based on the Polish fairy tales of the author's childhood, it features a heroine who doesn't know how truly special she is, and a powerful magic that bonds people to the earth for better or for worse. I promise not to forget the magic of storytelling! 9780804179034

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Southern Indie Bestsellers

For the week ending July 5, 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. In the Unlikely Event
Judy Blume, Knopf, $27.95, 9781101875049
5. All the Single Ladies
Dorothea Benton Frank, Morrow, $26.99, 9780062132567
6. The Little Paris Bookshop
Nina George, Crown, $25, 9780553418774
7. The Nightingale
Kristin Hannah, St. Martin's, $27.99, 9780312577223
8. The Rumor
Elin Hilderbrand, Little Brown, $28, 9780316334525
9. Luckiest Girl Alive
Jessica Knoll, S&S, $25, 9781476789637
10. Beach Town
Mary Kay Andrews, St. Martin's, $26.99, 9781250065933
11. Our Souls at Night
Kent Haruf, Knopf, $24, 9781101875896
12. The Cartel
Don Winslow, Knopf, $27.95, 9781101874998
13. The Idea of Love
Patti Callahan Henry, St. Martin's, $25.99, 9781250040329
14. Memory Man
David Baldacci, Grand Central, $28, 9781455559824
15. My Grandmother Asked Me to Tell You She's Sorry
Fredrik Backman, Atria, $25, 9781501115066

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. Modern Romance
Aziz Ansari, Penguin Press, $28.95, 9781594206276
4. The Road to Character
David Brooks, Random House, $28, 9780812993257
5. Being Mortal
Atul Gawande, Metropolitan, $26, 9780805095159
6. Dead Wake
Erik Larson, Crown, $28, 9780307408860
7. The Quartet
Joseph J. Ellis, Knopf, $27.95, 9780385353403
8. Primates of Park Avenue
Wednesday Martin, S&S, $26, 9781476762623
9. H Is for Hawk
Helen MacDonald, Grove Press, $26, 9780802123411
10. Sick in the Head
Judd Apatow, Random House, $27, 9780812997576
11. Hold Still
Sally Mann, Little Brown, $32, 9780316247764
12. The Residence
Kate Andersen Brower, Harper, $27.99, 9780062305190
13. Being Nixon: A Man Divided
Evan Thomas, Random House, $35, 9780812995367
14. Yes Please
Amy Poehler, Dey Street, $28.99, 9780062268341
15. The Oregon Trail: A New American Journey
Rinker Buck, S&S, $28, 9781451659160

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
4. The Vacationers
Emma Straub, Riverhead, $16, 9781594633881
okra5. The Invention of Wings
Sue Monk Kidd, Penguin, $17, 9780143121701

6. The Husband's Secret
Liane Moriarty, Berkley, $16, 9780425267721
7. Station Eleven
Emily St. John Mandel, Vintage, $15.95, 9780804172448
8. Everything I Never Told You
Celeste Ng, Penguin, $16, 9780143127550
9. The Goldfinch
Donna Tartt, Back Bay, $20, 9780316055444
10. The Rosie Project
Graeme Simsion, S&S, $15.99, 9781476729091
okra11. Dollbaby
Laura Lane McNeal, Penguin, $16, 9780143127499

12. Leaving Time
Jodi Picoult, Ballantine, $16, 9780345544940
13. My Brilliant Friend
Elena Ferrante, Europa Editions, $17, 9781609450786
14. Dark Places
Gillian Flynn, Broadway, $14, 9780553418484
15. The Alchemist (25th Anniversary Edition)
Paulo Coelho, HarperOne, $16.99, 9780062315007

TRADE PAPERBACK NONFICTION

1. The Boys in the Boat
Daniel James Brown, Penguin, $17, 9780143125471
2. The Mockingbird Next Door: Life with Harper Lee
Marja Mills, Penguin, $17, 9780143127666
3. Wild
Cheryl Strayed, Vintage, $15.95, 9781101873441
4. Factory Man
Beth Macy, Back Bay, $17, 9780316231411
5. How to Read Literature Like a Professor
Thomas C. Foster, Harper Perennial, $15.99, 9780062301673
6. The Mindfulness Coloring Book: Anti-Stress Art Therapy for Busy People
Emma Farrarons, Experiment, $9.95, 9781615192823
7. David and Goliath
Malcolm Gladwell, Back Bay, $18, 9780316204378
8. I Am Malala
Malala Yousafzai, Back Bay, $16, 9780316322423
9. Empire of Sin: A Story of Sex, Jazz, Murder, and the Battle for Modern New Orleans
Gary Krist, Broadway, $16, 9780770437084
10. Wreck This Journal
Keri Smith, Perigee, $15, 9780399161940
11. The Lady in Gold
Anne-Marie O'Connor, Vintage, $17.95, 9781101873120
12. The Sixth Extinction
Elizabeth Kolbert, Picador USA, $16, 9781250062185
13. How Not to Be Wrong
Jordan Ellenberg, Penguin, $17, 9780143127536
14. How to Love
Thich Nhat Hanh, Parallax Press, $9.95, 9781937006884
15. Unbroken
Laura Hillenbrand, Random House, $16, 9780812987119

MASS MARKET

1. 1984
George Orwell, Signet, $9.99, 9780451524935
2. A Clash of Kings
George R.R. Martin, Bantam, $9.99, 9780345535429
3. To Kill a Mockingbird
Harper Lee, Grand Central, $8.99, 9780446310789
4. A Dance With Dragons
George R.R. Martin, Bantam, $9.99, 9780553582017
5. Lord of the Flies
William Golding, Perigee, $9.99, 9780399501487
6. The Catcher in the Rye
J.D. Salinger, Little Brown, $8.99, 9780316769488
okra7. Natchez Burning
Greg Iles, Harper, $9.99, 9780062311092

8. Slaughterhouse-Five
Kurt Vonnegut, Laurel Leaf, $7.99, 9780440180296
9. A Game of Thrones
George R.R. Martin, Bantam, $9.99, 9780553593716
10. And Then There Were None
Agatha Christie, HarperTorch, $6.99, 9780062073488

CHILDREN'S ILLUSTRATED

1. Where's Waldo?
Martin Handford, Candlewick, $7.99, 9780763634988
2. The Day the Crayons Quit
Drew Daywalt, Oliver Jeffers (Illus.), Philomel, $17.99, 9780399255373
3. Goodnight Moon
Margaret Wise Brown, Clement Hurd (Illus.), Harper, $8.99, 9780694003617
4. Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See?
Bill Martin, Eric Carle (Illus.), Holt, $7.95, 9780805047905
5. The Adventures of Beekle: The Unimaginary Friend
Dan Santat, Little Brown, $17, 9780316199988
6. Llama Llama Sand and Sun
Anna Dewdney, Grosset & Dunlap, $12.99, 9780448496399
7. On the Night You Were Born
Nancy Tillman, Feiwel & Friends, $7.99, 9780312601553
8. Penguin on Vacation
Salina Yoon, Bloomsbury, $7.99, 9780802738370
9. The Book With No Pictures
B.J. Novak, Dial, $17.99, 9780803741713
10. Good Night Beach
Adam Gamble, Cooper Kelly (Illus.), Our World of Books, $9.95, 9781602190023

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. An Abundance of Katherines
John Green, Speak, $9.99, 9780142410707
4. The Book Thief
Markus Zusak, Knopf, $12.99, 9780385754729
5. Me and Earl and the Dying Girl
Jesse Andrews, Amulet, $9.95, 9781419719462
6. Saint Anything
Sarah Dessen, Viking Books for Young Readers, $19.99, 9780451474704
7. Wonder
R.J. Palacio, Knopf, $16.99, 9780375869020
8. The Fault in Our Stars
John Green, Speak, $12.99, 9780142424179
9. Counting by 7s
Holly Goldberg Sloan, Puffin, $8.99, 9780142422861
10. Flora and Ulysses: The Illuminated Adventures
Kate DiCamillo, K.G. Campbell (Illus.), Candlewick, $8.99, 9780763676711

CHILDREN'S FICTION SERIES TITLES

1. The Isle of the Lost: A Descendants Novel
Melissa de La Cruz, Disney/Hyperion, $17.99, 9781484720974
2. The Phantom Bully (Star Wars: Jedi Academy, #3)
Jeffrey Brown, Scholastic, $12.99, 9780545621267
3. Tales from a Not-So-Dorky Drama Queen (Dork Diaries, #9)
Rachel Renee Russell, Aladdin, $13.99, 9781442487697
4. The Scorch Trials (The Maze Runner, Book 2)
James Dashner, Ember, $9.99, 9780385738767
5. The Selection
Kiera Cass, HarperTeen, $9.99, 9780062059949
6. The Maze Runner
James Dashner, Delacorte, $10.99, 9780385385206
7. The Lost Hero (The Heroes of Olympus, Book One)
Rick Riordan, Hyperion, $9.99, 9781423113461
8. Mockingjay (The Final Book of the Hunger Games)
Suzanne Collins, Scholastic, $12.99, 9780545788298
9. Matched
Ally Condie, Speak, $9.99, 9780142419779
10. The Heir (The Selection, Book 4)
Kiera Cass, HarperTeen, $18.99, 9780062349859

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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.


All the Single Ladies Beach Town The Cartel The Idea of Love Memory Man My Grandmother Asked Me to Tell You She's Sorry The Residence Being Nixon: A Man Divided The Husband's Secret Dollbaby My Brilliant Friend Dark Places The Alchemist (25th Anniversary Edition) The Mockingbird Next Door: Life with Harper Lee Factory Man How to Read Literature Like a Professor The Mindfulness Coloring Book: Anti-Stress Art Therapy for Busy People Empire of Sin: A Story of Sex, Jazz, Murder, and the Battle for Modern New Orleans Wreck This Journal The Lady in Gold How to Love A Clash of Kings A Dance With Dragons Lord of the Flies The Catcher in the Rye Natchez Burning width= Slaughterhouse-Five And Then There Were None Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See? On the Night You Were Born Good Night Beach


Events

Events at Southern Indie Bookstores

authors all around the south!

okraSusan Crandall  (author appearance)
Susan Crandall | 07/14/2015, 12:00 pm | Page & Palette | Fairhope, AL

Jeff Lindsay - Dexter is Dead - Gables  (author appearance)
JEFF LINDSAY | 07/14/2015, 08:00 pm | Books & Books Inc | Coral Gables, FL

okraGO SET A WATCHMAN Release Party  (other event)
07/14/2015, 05:30 pm | Copperfish Books, LLC | Punta Gorda, FL

Ray Dan Parker  (author appearance)
Ray Dan Parker | 07/14/2015, 10:00 am | Sundog Books | Santa Rosa Beach, FL

Joseph Millar Poetry Reading  (author appearance)
Joseph Millar | 07/14/2015, 06:00 pm | City Lights Bookstore | Sylva, NC

okraBrian Panowich discusses his debut novel Bull Mountain  (author appearance)
Brian Panowich | 07/14/2015, 07:00 pm | Flyleaf Books | Chapel Hill, NC

Duke Young Writers Camp  (writers group)
07/14/2015, 07:15 pm | Regulator Bookshop | Durham, NC

okraGO SET A WATCHMAN Book Launch Day!!  (other event)
07/14/2015, 10:00 am | The Country Bookshop | Southern Pines, NC

Laura Lee Huttenbach - The Boy Is Gone - Gables  (author appearance)
Laura Lee Huttenbach | 07/15/2015, 08:00 pm | Books & Books Inc | Coral Gables, FL

okraBRIAN PANOWICH presents BULL MOUNTAIN  (author appearance)
Brian Panowich | 07/15/2015, 07:00 pm | Malaprop's Bookstore/Cafe | Asheville, NC

Dr. Saif Ataya- WHAT IS THIS? THE DEMYSTIFICATION OF ISLAM  (other event)
07/15/2015, 05:00 pm | The Country Bookshop | Southern Pines, NC

Parnassus Book Club - Under Magnolia  (book club)
07/15/2015, 06:30 pm | Parnassus Books | Nashville, TN

READ IT & EAT AUTHOR LUNCHEON with Laura Lane McNeal & Patti Callahan Henry  (author appearance)
Laura Lane McNeal | 07/16/2015, 12:00 pm | Page & Palette | Fairhope, AL

Doreen Colondres - La cocina no muerde - Gables  (author appearance)
Doreen Colondres | 07/16/2015, 08:00 pm | Books & Books Inc | Coral Gables, FL

Inkwood Adult Book Club  (book club)
07/16/2015, 07:00 pm | Inkwood Books | Tampa, FL

Tony Dunbar: Night Watchman: A Tubby Dubonnet Mystery  (author appearance)
Tony Dunbar | 07/16/2015, 06:00 pm | Garden District Book Shop | New Orleans, LA

Julia Pierpont with AMONG THE TEN THOUSAND THINGS  (author appearance)
Julia Pierpont | 07/16/2015, 05:00 pm | Square Books | Oxford, MS

Coffee with the Poet Featuring Valerie Nieman  (author appearance)
Valerie Nieman | 07/16/2015, 10:30 am | City Lights Bookstore | Sylva, NC

Author Talk & Signing with Sydney Campanella & Lauren-Kate Stewart  (author appearance)
Sydney Campanella | 07/16/2015, 04:00 pm | Main Street Books | Davidson, NC

Martin Clark - The Jezebel Remedy  (author appearance)
Martin Clark | 07/16/2015, 07:00 pm | Quail Ridge Books & Music | Raleigh, NC

Paul Levine - Bum Rap - Gables  (author appearance)
Paul Levine | 07/17/2015, 08:00 pm | Books & Books Inc | Coral Gables, FL

Mark Shulman - MOM AND DAD ARE PALINDROMES  (author appearance)
07/17/2015, 04:00 pm | Octavia Books | New Orleans, LA

Legendary Locals signing with Wayne Gray  (author appearance)
Wayne Gray | 07/17/2015, 11:00 am | Duck's Cottage | Manteo, NC

PHIL JAMISON presents HOEDOWNS, REELS, AND FROLICS: ROOTS AND BRANCHES OF SOUTHERN APPALACHIAN DANCE  (author appearance)
Phil Jamison | 07/17/2015, 07:00 pm | Malaprop's Bookstore/Cafe | Asheville, NC

Jon Acuff- Do Over: Rescue Monday, Reinvent Your Work, and Never Get Stuck  (author appearance)
Jonathan Acuff | 07/17/2015, 07:00 pm | Regulator Bookshop | Durham, NC

okraSusan Crandall Book Talk and Signing  (author appearance)
Susan Crandall | 07/17/2015, 02:00 pm | Fiction Addiction | Greenville, SC

Author Event- Adam Silvera in conversation with David Arnold  (author appearance)
Adam Silvera | 07/17/2015, 06:30 pm | Parnassus Books | Nashville, TN

Randy Blythe, Lamb of God Vocalist, Presents Dark Days: A Memoir  (author appearance)
Randy Blythe | 07/17/2015, 07:00 pm | Fountain Bookstore | Richmond, VA

Octavia Books Book Club - THE SPACE BETWEEN   (book club)
07/18/2015, 10:30 am | Octavia Books | New Orleans, LA

Brandi & Kyle McElhaney with FOUNDERS FORCE  (author appearance)
Brandi and Kyle McElhaney | 07/18/2015, 10:00 am | Square Books | Oxford, MS

Author Event: Myra DeBruhl - Changing Places  (author appearance)
Myra DeBruhl | 07/18/2015, 02:00 pm | Park Road Books | Charlotte, NC

Tom Young -The Hunters  (author appearance)
Tom Young | 07/18/2015, 07:00 pm | Regulator Bookshop | Durham, NC

Author Event  (author appearance)
Barbara Claypole White | 07/18/2015, 02:00 pm | The Country Bookshop | Southern Pines, NC

Author Event with Alex Bledsoe author of Long Black Curl  (author appearance)
Alex Bledsoe | 07/18/2015, 02:00 pm | Parnassus Books | Nashville, TN

Hard Sci Fi Author Carolyn Ives Gilman Brings Us Into Dark Orbit  (author appearance)
Carolyn Ives Gilman | 07/18/2015, 02:00 pm | Fountain Bookstore | Richmond, VA

Sunday Sleuths  (book club)
07/19/2015, 03:00 pm | Murder on the Beach Mystery Bookstore | Delray Beach, FL

Alex Bledsoe signs Long Black Curl  (author appearance)
Alex Bledsoe | 07/19/2015, 03:00 pm | Eagle Eye Book Shop | Atlanta, GA

Author Event: Laura McNeill - Center of Gravity  (author appearance)
Laura McNeill | 07/19/2015, 01:00 pm | Park Road Books | Charlotte, NC

Elliot Engel - A Bit of Bronte, a Dollop of Dickinson, an Offering of Austen  (other event)
07/19/2015, 02:00 pm | Quail Ridge Books & Music | Raleigh, NC

okraSusan Crandall -The Flying Circus  (author appearance)
Susan Crandall | 07/20/2015, 07:00 pm | Regulator Bookshop | Durham, NC

Author event with Yarrott Benz author of The Bone Bridge  (author appearance)
Yarrott Benz | 07/20/2015, 06:30 pm | Parnassus Books | Nashville, TN

Tuesday Murder Club  (book club)
07/21/2015, 06:30 pm | Murder on the Beach Mystery Bookstore | Delray Beach, FL

David G. Spielman: The Katrina Decade: Images of An Altered City  (author appearance)
David G. | 07/21/2015, 06:00 pm | Garden District Book Shop | New Orleans, LA

Bob Strother Book Launch and Signing  (author appearance)
Bob Strother | 07/21/2015, 05:00 pm | Fiction Addiction | Greenville, SC

Author Event with Margaret Verble author of Maud's Line  (author appearance)
Margaret Verble | 07/21/2015, 06:30 pm | Parnassus Books | Nashville, TN

Scott Hawkins Signs The Library At Mount Char  (author appearance)
Scott Hawkins | 07/22/2015, 07:15 pm | Eagle Eye Book Shop | Atlanta, GA

Laura McNeill: Center of Gravity  (author appearance)
Laura McNeill | 07/22/2015, 06:00 pm | Garden District Book Shop | New Orleans, LA

MARLA MILLING presents ONLY IN ASHEVILLE: AN ECLECTIC HISTORY  (author appearance)
Marla Milling | 07/22/2015, 07:00 pm | Malaprop's Bookstore/Cafe | Asheville, NC

Katie Rose Guest Pryal -Engtanglement  (author appearance)
Katie Rose Guest Pryal | 07/22/2015, 07:00 pm | Regulator Bookshop | Durham, NC

Author event with Ginny Owens and Andrew Greer authors of Transcending Mysteries  (author appearance)
Ginny Owens | 07/22/2015, 06:30 pm | Parnassus Books | Nashville, TN

Reveille UMC Book Review - Kristen Green  (author appearance)
Kristen Green | 07/22/2015, 10:30 am | Fountain Bookstore | Richmond, VA

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

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

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

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

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 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

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

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

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

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

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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