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{On oysters, river mud, and lady spies.}

In which Mr. Rick Bragg tries an oyster and is not overly wowed, Ms. Linda Lee Peterson ponders forest fires and what people will do for love in a time of war, and her ladyship, the editor, learns how many cans of beer it takes to make a roux.

November 8, 2015

In This Issue

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

Dearest Readers,

"The first one I ate tasted like river mud." That is what Mr. Rick Bragg remembers about the first time he ever ate an oyster, the poor soul. He thought it tasted like tadpole, although he does not explain how he would know.

The Southerner's Cookbook"Your First Oyster" is the essay that opens the "Fish and Shellfish" section of The Southerner's Cookbook: Recipes, Wisdom, and Stories, edited by the good folks at Garden & Gun, and just released this month. Every holiday season her ladyship, the editor, seems to end up with one cookbook that stays open on her kitchen counter for the whole of the season -- pages marked and dog-eared, increasingly gritty from stray dustings of flour or stained from wayward drops of cooking oil. Her ladyship likes to dive into a new cookbook, and for weeks almost every meal will come from the pages of the current favorite.  Last year it was Sean Brock's Heritage that took up far too much counter space for weeks and weeks. One year it was Jean Anderson's A Love Affair with Southern Cooking, one year it was Molly O'Neill's One Big Table.

This year, it is going to be The Southerner's Cookbook, a book that makes one look at all the classic southern dishes with entirely new eyes. Now it is entirely possible that any cook with a handy copy of her local Junior League or Church group cookbook will think another book with recipes for pimento cheese or fried chicken is completely unnecessary. But she would be mistaken. What makes this book so much fun to cook from is not just the recipes (which are all just slightly different enough to be interesting), it's that part of the book implied by the second part of the title -- the "Recipes, Wisdom, and Stories" part:

"Sometimes during other season," says Chef Kevin Callaghan of Acme Food & Beverage Co. in Carrboro, North Carolina about his Smothered Country-Style Green Beans recipe, "I forget how good fresh green beans cooked to hell and back can taste."

The truth is, a cookbook has to be as fun to read as it is to use to earn its spot on her ladyship's kitchen counter. And The Southerner's Cookbook is tons of fun to read. Like Mr. Bragg and his account of unfortunate introduction to shellfish, each section is introduced with an essay from some very familiar names -- Julia Reed on how a college prank ended up with her selling copies of the "Chicken" volume of the Time Life cookbooks to make up the money her daddy took back from her. Randall Kenan's memories of hog-slaughtering day, and of course if anyone was going to talk condiments, it would be Mr. John T. Edge.  (The first 5 recipes in his chapter are for barbecue sauce, but you only need to pay attention to the third -- the Eastern North Carolina-Style vinegar and pepper one).

Likewise, all the individual recipes start off with a story or some history (who knew we had Thomas Jefferson to thank for mac and cheese?) or a few tips and tricks -- like don't slice your okra when you're frying it. Treat them like you would fries. Or the advice on how long it takes to make a roux, which in the case of the duck and oyster gumbo in the book, is a "three-beer roux" -- it's done in when you've finished your third Budweiser.

This is perhaps a problem for her ladyship, who drinks Newcastle when she drinks at all. But cooking is all about discovery and meeting challenges. And there one or the other on pretty much every page of The Southerner's Cookbook.

 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.

My Sweet VidaliaMy momma believes all babies to be gifts from God, no matter what. But for as sure as she was in that truth she understood how, time to time, one or another of them cherubs might get lost or redirected.

Momma reckoned only the bravest of the brave dared commit to this earth, and that, irregardless of pronouncements otherwise, I was one of those, 

"Still--" was all she'd heard. Why, she wished it so hard I could almost see my reflection in her eyes 

"The body doesn't always have a choice," she whispered. "But the spirit does. Ain't that right, baby girl?"

My name is Cieli Mae Jackson, birthed in 1955 on the Fourth of July to Vidalia Lee Kandal Jackson, seventeen, of Willin County, Georgia.

Of importance in this telling is that upon First Breath any omniscience is expunged. Annulled. Poof. Gone.

In plain-speak, had I but gasped, wheezed, panted, or sighed, even one little sigh, I'd have had no recollection of events: past, resent, or to come. As I never did pull that first breath I see most all of what was, what is, and what could be.

I cannot say what might have happened had I come unto Momma by way of more common channels--I can only tell what did happen--because I did not.

--Deborah Mantella, My Sweet Vidalia (Turner, 2015) 9781630269593

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Book & Author Gossip

Ben Carson draws crowd at booksigning

One NationThe crowd gathered for Carson’s noon book signing in downtown Sarasota Wednesday was so big it spilled off the sidewalk and into the streets, prompting police to shut down part of Main Street as a precaution. It was the largest event ever hosted by Bookstore1Sarasota — which has seen a range of notable authors come through — and certainly the most raucous, with protesters chanting across the street and Carson supporters shouting “Win, Ben, Win” as the GOP presidential candidate arrived in a black bus with his name and face printed on the side.

Louisiana booksellers challenge age restriction law

Two New Orleans bookshops are challenging a new Louisiana law that requires websites publishing material deemed harmful to minors to verify the age of their users, saying it would make them appear incorrectly to be “adult” bookstores. Passed earlier this summer, the law says that failure to “electronically acknowledge and attest that the person seeking to access the [harmful to minors] material is 18 years of age or older” will “constitute the unlawful distribution of material harmful to minors through the internet”, risking a fine of up to $10,000

A gorgeous literary tone poem

Above the WaterfallRon Rash’s nearly flawless new novel, “Above the Waterfall,” is less novel than tone poem – and a work of such depth, beauty and simplicity that a reader cannot help but be swept into its reverence for all living things.

New Program Director for DBF

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution Decatur Book Festival Presented by DeKalb Medical (AJC DBF) has named Julie Wilson as program director. Previously, Wilson served as assistant program director for AJC DBF and becomes the fourth person to have served in that role. A North Carolina native, Wilson discovered her love of books from her mother, who was an elementary school librarian.

The Quail's Quill

There’s a change in the air that brings those comforting thoughts of sitting by the fire and reading a good book. The store is bursting with the best books we can find to fit everyone’s interests. Browse our shelves in leisure, talk with our knowledgeable and friendly staff for suggestions, join us to meet an author. And don’t miss our quirky, beautiful gift items for booklovers. My hope is that you feel comfortable and at home at Quail Ridge Books

5 things we learned from creating the Southerner's Cookbook

Southerner's Cookbook1. Don’t judge a recipe by its name.

K’ilt (i.e. “killed”) Greens are very much alive with cider-y sweet flavor when wilted in bacon jam. Swampy sounding Chicken Bog is in fact an incredibly satisfying, stick-to-your-ribs one-pot meal. And another nearly forgotten classic, Pinebark Stew, contains catfish instead of chewy tree bark, although the needles that flavor the dish do play a crucial supporting role. (Think of them as kin to rosemary, which in fact they are.)

A Tasty New Cookbook

The cookbook starts, helpfully, with some southern staples that should be included in every larder—like buttermilk, Duke’s mayonnaise, hot sauces and good grits—and then moves through the various courses of a southern dinner.  Appetizer recipes include Old-Florida Smoked Fish Dip and Bacon Crackers, which are comprised of Club crackers, rosemary, brown sugar and, of course, bacon.

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Author 2 Author: Linda Lee Peterson

Love, War, and the Forest Floor

Linda Lee Peterson 

The Spy on the Tennessee WalkerWhen I think about war in all its bravado and all its wreckage, I think about the forest floor. I’m a native Californian, now an Oregonian, and we Far West children grow up being vigilant about forest fire. We are always and forever on a first-name basis with Smokey the Bear.

But here’s the deeper story about forest fires — sometimes they’re good, even essential. From the wreckage grows renewal. Terrible as a forest fire can be, new growth emerges — often with spectacular speed and beauty. Consider the aspens or green rabbit brush or squirreltail — from different geographies, but all early symbols of a recovering forest.

Which brings us back to war, specifically, the Civil War. It was America’s cruelest and bloodiest war. More than a million people were wounded or maimed; 620,000 lost their lives. But there is a forest floor aspect to the Civil War as well. Wreckage loosens strictures. It creates opportunities.

The Civil War liberated four million human beings from slavery. And surprisingly, the Civil War also created opportunities for women. They were nurses, hospital matrons, soldiers, and spies— all jobs that offered far more interest and compensation than had been possible before the war. While there have been women in espionage as long as there has been intelligence to gather, during the Civil War, there was an extraordinary explosion of women who found their calling in hunting and foraging for intelligence. Belle Boyd, Harriet Tubman, Rose Greenhow, Pauline Cushman  — these were women who brought distinctly different backgrounds and gifts to espionage. All were effective. Boyd and Greenhow worked for the Confederacy, with a passion for the cause that blinded them to everything else. At age 17 Boyd, impetuous and fearless, shot and killed an inebriated Union soldier who was disrespectful to her mother.

Greenhow used her legendary charm and leadership skills to worm information out of her gentlemen callers and build an entire network of spies.

On the Union side, spies were just as fervent. Tubman escaped from slavery, and found her calling in the Underground Railroad. As a conductor, she is credited with spiriting more than 300 people to freedom. When war broke out, she became a spy for the Union. Cushman, already an actress, used her thespian skills to deceive Confederate leaders and gather critical information.

The Spy on the Tennessee Walker came about because I could not tear myself away from the stories in the International Spy Museum in Washington, DC. Who were these 19th-century women? Where did they find the courage and ingenuity to take such risks? How did they learn to cipher and code?

It turns out that loosening strictures on women’s opportunity leads to even more straying off the straight and narrow. For example, despite the fact that miscegenation laws were on the books up until 1967, and in many states, remained “codified” until 2000, people went right ahead and fell in love anyway.

When danger and risk are everyday occurrences, human beings reach out to each other for comfort, and sometimes, for love. The romance in The Spy on the Tennessee Walker  was certainly outside the mores of conventional behavior in the 19th century — but stubborn, persistent love finds a way.  No matter the circumstances, love appears to be a renewable resource.

I have always been fascinated by unlikely romances. My parents met during World War II; my mother was five years older than my father and as he often observed, since she was already a Captain in the Army Nurse Corps, she outranked him. She was a Baptist farmer’s daughter from Mississippi. He was the son of a Romanian immigrant and Orthodox Jew. They married right after the war and together, created a bullet-proof, storybook marriage.

Apparently the cliché — opposites attract — continues to have traction in real life. Something draws us to those who are different than we are. The real seduction may be developing the courage to take risks for love. In mysteries, we’re typically looking for whodunit. But to paraphrase a line from Edward Kleban’s lyrics for Chorus Line,  the true mystery is “What we did — and will do — for love.” The answer is: anything and everything.

In this sesquicentennial year of the end of the Civil War, The Spy on the Tennessee Walker celebrates the unquantifiable alchemy of love and courage, and how much we owe those who went before us. The forest floor stirs with new life.

Linda Lee Peterson, author of The Spy on the Tennessee Walker, Edited to Death, The Devil’s Interval

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Lady Banks {Book} Trailer Park

Rick Bragg reads from To Kill a Mockingbird

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Meet Lynne Barrett

Tracy Barrett
Lynne Barrett is the award-winning author of The Secret Names of Women, The Land of Go, and, most recently, Magpies, winner of the Florida Book Award gold medal. She co-edited Birth: A Literary Companion and The James M. Cain Cookbook, a collection of Cain's nonfiction. Her work has appeared in the anthologies Delta Blues, A Dixie Christmas, Blue Christmas, Miami Noir, One Year to a Writing Life, Simply the Best Mysteries, A Hell of a Woman, and in Real South, Ellery Queen’s Mystery Magazine, Painted Bride Quarterly, The Southern Women’s Review, and many other anthologies and journals. Her essay, "What Editors Want," published in The Review Review, was featured in the L.A. Times Book Blog and republished in Glimmer Train's digest. She has received the Edgar Allan Poe Award for best mystery story from the Mystery Writers of America, the Moondance International Film Festival Best Short Story award, and fellowships from the Florida Division of Cultural Affairs and the National Endowment for the Arts. A graduate of Mount Holyoke College, she received her M.F.A. from the University of North Carolina-Greensboro. She teaches in the M.F.A. program in Creative Writing at Florida International University and edits The Florida Book Review.


MagpiesIn Magpies, Lynne Barrett's characters move through the past decade's glitter and darkness. From the Internet's fragmented pages to a gossip columnist's sweet poison to the ABCs of a hurricane season, these tales explore story form and storytelling as a means of connection, betrayal, and survival for characters who learn, sometimes too late, the value of what's grasped and what's lost.Southern Traveling Authors Registration Service

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Okra Picks

From the Okra Picks:

My Sweet VidaliaOn July 4, 1955, in rural Georgia, an act of violence threatens the life of Vidalia Lee Kandal's pre-born daughter. Despite the direst of circumstances, the spirit of the lost child refuses to leave her ill-equipped young mother's side.

For as long as she is needed through troubled pregnancies, through poverty, through spousal abuse and agonizing betrayals Cieli Mae, the determined spirit child, narrates their journey. Serving as a safe place and sounding board for Vidalia's innermost thoughts and confusions, lending a strength to her momma's emerging voice, Cieli Mae provides her own special brand of comfort and encouragement, all the while honoring the restrictions imposed by her otherworldly status.

Vidalia finds further support in such unlikely townsfolk and relations as Doc Feldman, Gamma Gert and her Wild Women of God, and, most particularly, in Ruby Pearl Banks, the kind, courageous church lady, who has suffered her own share of heartache in their small Southern town of yesteryear's prejudices and presumptions.

"My Sweet Vidalia" is wise and witty, outstanding for its use of vibrant, poetic language and understated Southern dialect, as well as Mantella's clear-eyed observations of "race relations" as "human relations," a cast of unforgettable characters, an in-depth exploration of the ties that bind, and its creative perspective. My Sweet Vidalia is a rare, wonderful, and complex look at hope, strength, the unparalleled power of unconditional love, and a young mother's refusal to give up.


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Recommended by Indie Booksellers

Books on the November Indie Next List

What She KnewWhat She Knew: A Novel, by Gilly Macmillan
(William Morrow Paperbacks, 9780062413864, $15.99)

“This is the story of a mother’s anguish and desperation when her eight-year-old son runs ahead on an ordinary Sunday afternoon walk in a park and vanishes. It is the story of the lead detective, told partly in sessions he has with a psychologist because of the toll the case is taking on his personal life. It is the story of family and friends and the secrets they have been keeping that are slowly revealed. And it is the story of how the media and the public are quick to point fingers and assign blame. But, most of all, it is the story of a mother’s love and her strength and will to push everything aside and do anything to bring her son home.” —Nancy McFarlane, Fiction Addiction, Greenville, SC

Page and PaletteTightrope, by Simon Mawer
(Other Press, 9781590517239, paper, $15.95)

“Picking up where he left off in Trapeze, Mawer reacquaints readers with Marian Sutro, whose role with the WWII Special Operations Executive resulted in interrogation, incarceration, and the brutalities of a concentration camp. Returning to London, Sutro attempts to put her life back together, but players from her past reemerge, leading her down the familiar paths of deceit and deception, this time within the shifting landscape of the Cold War. Mawer brilliantly blends fact and fiction, and what results is a gripping tale of suspense, intrigue, and espionage that will keep readers up late into the night.” —Anderson McKean, Page and Palette, Fairhope, AL

Like FamilyLike Family: A Novel, by Paolo Giordano
(Pamela Dorman Books/Viking, 9780525428763, $22)

“This short, spare, beautifully evocative novel becomes a major meditation on the mystery of life, with all of its attendant joy and sorrow. The story of Anna — caretaker, nanny, and confidant — becomes the tale of all families with the extremes of happiness and sadness inherent in every situation. Like Family is poignant, sure to stir emotions in any reader and, in the end, a paean to living the life that is given.” —Bill Cusumano, Square Books, Oxford, MS


Postmark Bayou ChenePostmark Bayou Chene: A Novel, by Gwen Roland
(LSU Press, 9780807161449, $25.95)

“As if a near-dead dog towed by an empty skiff wasn’t enough to rattle the village of Bayou Chene, a misdirected letter returns, dragging a host of secrets in its wake. In the ensuing fracas, three young friends find out that the perils of their swamp are tame compared to the vagaries of the human heart — territory more dangerous than a wad of cottonmouths in high water. Roland’s ear for dialogue and eye for detail bring the vanished community of Bayou Chene and the realities of love and loss on the river back to life in a well-crafted, bittersweet tribute.” —Christine Curry, A Novel Experience, Zebulon, GA

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Southern Indie Bestsellers

For the week ending November 1. 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.


1. Rogue Lawyer
John Grisham, Doubleday, $28.95, 9780385539432
2. All the Light We Cannot See
Anthony Doerr, Scribner, $27, 9781476746586
3. Slade House
David Mitchell, Random House, $26, 9780812998689
4. City on Fire
Garth Risk Hallberg, Knopf, $30, 9780385353779
5. See Me
Nicholas Sparks, Grand Central, $27, 9781455520619
6. A Banquet of Consequences
Elizabeth George, Viking, $28.95, 9780525954330
7. Career of Evil
J.K.Rowling writing as Robert Galbraith, Mulholland, $28, 9780316349932
8. Felicity
Mary Oliver, Penguin Press, $24.95, 9781594206764
9. Welcome to Night Vale
Joseph Fink, Jeffrey Cranor, Harper Perennial, $19.99, 9780062351425
10. The Secret Chord
Geraldine Brooks, Viking, $27.95, 9780670025770
11. The Lake House
Kate Morton, Atria, $28, 9781451649321
12. The Nightingale
Kristin Hannah, St. Martin's, $27.99, 9780312577223
13. Fates and Furies
Lauren Groff, Riverhead, $27.95, 9781594634475
14. After You
Jojo Moyes, Pamela Dorman Books, $26.95, 9780525426592
15. The Girl in the Spider's Web
David Lagercrantz, Knopf, $27.95, 9780385354288


1. M Train
Patti Smith, Knopf, $25, 9781101875100
2. Killing Reagan
Bill O'Reilly, Martin Dugard, Holt, $30, 9781627792417
3. The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up
Marie Kondo, Ten Speed Press, $16.99, 9781607747307
4. My Southern Journey: True Stories from the Heart of the South
Rick Bragg, Oxmoor House, $27.95, 9780848746391
5. The Witches: Salem, 1692
Stacy Schiff, Little Brown, $32, 9780316200608
6. Big Magic
Elizabeth Gilbert, Riverhead, $24.95, 9781594634710
7. Being Mortal
Atul Gawande, Metropolitan, $26, 9780805095159
8. Between the World and Me
Ta-Nehisi Coates, Spiegel & Grau, $24, 9780812993547
9. Brave Enough
Cheryl Strayed, Knopf, $16.95, 9781101946909
10. Notorious RBG: The Life and Times of Ruth Bader Ginsburg
Irin Carmon, Shana Knizhnik, Dey Street, $19.99, 9780062415837
11. A More Perfect Union
Ben Carson, Candy Carson, Sentinel, $26.95, 9781591848042
12. Unfaithful Music & Disappearing Ink
Elvis Costello, Blue Rider, $30, 9780399167256
13. My Life on the Road
Gloria Steinem, Random House, $28, 9780679456209
14. Hunger Makes Me a Modern Girl: A Memoir
Carrie Brownstein, Riverhead, $27.95, 9781594486630
15. The Wright Brothers
David McCullough, S&S, $30, 9781476728742


1. The Martian
Andy Weir, Broadway, $15, 9781101903582
2. My Brilliant Friend
Elena Ferrante, Europa Editions, $17, 9781609450786
3. Lila
Marilynne Robinson, Picador USA, $16, 9781250074843
4. Memory Man
David Baldacci, Grand Central, $15.99, 9781455559817
okra 5. The Invention of Wings
Sue Monk Kidd, Penguin, $17, 9780143121701

6. A Brief History of Seven Killings
Marlon James, Riverhead, $17, 9781594633942
7. Big Little Lies
Liane Moriarty, Berkley, $16, 9780425274866
8. A Man Called Ove
Fredrik Backman, Washington Square Press, $16, 9781476738024
9. The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry
Gabrielle Zevin, Algonquin, $14.95, 9781616204518
10. Station Eleven
Emily St. John Mandel, Vintage, $15.95, 9780804172448
11. Euphoria
Lily King, Grove Press, $16, 9780802123701
12. Gray Mountain
John Grisham, Bantam, $16, 9781101964873
13. Gilead
Marilynne Robinson, Picador, $16, 9780312424404
14. Me Before You
Jojo Moyes, Penguin, $16, 9780143124542
15. Mrs. Roosevelt's Confidante
Susan Elia MacNeal, Bantam, $15, 9780804178709


1. The Mindfulness Coloring Book
Emma Farrarons, Experiment, $9.95, 9781615192823
2. Lost Ocean: An Inky Adventure and Coloring Book
Johanna Basford, Penguin, $16.95, 9780143108993
3. The Boys in the Boat
Daniel James Brown, Penguin, $17, 9780143125471
4. I Am Malala
Malala Yousafzai, Back Bay, $16, 9780316322423
5. The Mindfulness Coloring Book: Volume Two
Emma Farrarons, Experiment, $9.95, 9781615193028
6. Just Mercy
Bryan Stevenson, Spiegel & Grau, $16, 9780812984965
7. The Devil in the White City
Erik Larson, Vintage, $16, 9780375725609
8. Do Unto Animals
Tracey Stewart, Lisel Ashlock (Illus.), Artisan, $19.95, 9781579656232
9. A Walk in the Woods
Bill Bryson, Broadway, $15.99, 9781101905494
10. Fantastic Cities
Steve McDonald (Illus.), Chronicle, $14.95, 9781452149578
11. One Nation
Ben Carson, Sentinel, $15, 9781595231222
12. The Comic Book Story of Beer
Jonathan Hennessey, Ten Speed Press, $18.99, 9781607746355
13. Voices from Chernobyl: The Oral History of a Nuclear Disaster
Svetlana Alexievich, Picador USA, $16, 9780312425845
14. Killing Lincoln
Bill O'Reilly, Martin Dugard, St. Martin's Griffin, $15.99, 9781250012166
15. Zen Coloring: Ocean
GMC Publications, $9.95, 9781784941222


1. The Martian
Andy Weir, Broadway, $9.99, 9781101905005
2. To Kill a Mockingbird
Harper Lee, Grand Central, $8.99, 9780446310789
3. Lord of the Flies
William Golding, Perigee, $9.99, 9780399501487
4. Gray Mountain
John Grisham, Dell, $9.99, 9780345543257
5. Of Mice and Men
John Steinbeck, Penguin, $11, 9780140177398
6. Deadline
John Sandford, Berkley, $9.99, 9780425275184
7. The Name of the Wind
Patrick Rothfuss, DAW, $8.99, 9780756404741
8. Slaughterhouse-Five
Kurt Vonnegut, Laurel Leaf, $7.99, 9780440180296
9. A Storm of Swords
George R.R. Martin, Bantam, $9.99, 9780345543981
10. Haunted
Randy Wayne White, Berkley, $9.99, 9780425275160


1. The Day the Crayons Came Home
Drew Daywalt, Oliver Jeffers (Illus.), Philomel, $18.99, 9780399172755
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. Room on the Broom
Julia Donaldson, Axel Scheffler (Illus.), Puffin, $6.99, 9780142501122
5. Pete the Cat: Five Little Pumpkins
James Dean, Harper, $9.99, 9780062304186
6. Spooky Pookie
Sandra Boynton, Robin Corey Books, $5.99, 9780553512335
7. What Pet Should I Get?
Dr. Seuss, Random House, $17.99, 9780553524260
8. Where the Wild Things Are
Maurice Sendak, Harper, $18.99, 9780060254926
9. Pete the Cat and the Bedtime Blues
James Dean, Kimberly Dean (Illus.), Harper, $17.99, 9780062304308
10. Waiting
Kevin Henkes, Greenwillow, $17.99, 9780062368430


1. Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard: The Sword of Summer
Rick Riordan, Hyperion, $19.99, 9781423160915
2. The Giver
Lois Lowry, Harcourt, $9.99, 9780544340688
3. Serafina and the Black Cloak
Robert Beatty, Disney/Hyperion, $16.99, 9781484709016
4. Carry On
Rainbow Rowell, St. Martin's Griffin, $19.99, 9781250049551
5. Crenshaw
Katherine Applegate, Feiwel & Friends, $16.99, 9781250043238
6. The Isle of the Lost
Melissa de la Cruz, Disney/Hyperion, $17.99, 9781484720974
7. The Witches
Roald Dahl, Quentin Blake (Illus.), Puffin, $7.99, 9781101996997
8. The Story of Diva and Flea
Mo Willems, Tony DiTerlizzi (Illus.), Disney/Hyperion, $14.99, 9781484722848
9. Escape From Mr. Lemoncello's Library
Chris Grabenstein, Yearling, $6.99, 9780307931474
10. Wonder
R.J. Palacio, Knopf, $16.99, 9780375869020


1. Tales from a Not-So-Perfect Pet Sitter (Dork Diaries, #10)
Rachel Renee Russell, Aladdin, $13.99, 9781481457040
2. Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone: The Illustrated Edition
J.K. Rowling, Jim Kay (Illus.), Arthur A. Levine Books, $39.99, 9780545790352
3. Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children
Ransom Riggs, Quirk, $10.99, 9781594746031
4. I Really Like Slop! (Elephant & Piggie)
Mo Willems, Disney/Hyperion, $9.99, 9781484722626
5. Library of Souls: The Third Novel of Miss Peregrine's Peculiar Children
Ransom Riggs, Quirk, $18.99, 9781594747588
6. The 5th Wave
Rick Yancey, Speak, $10.99, 9780142425831
7. Twilight Tenth Anniversary/Life and Death Dual Edition
Stephenie Meyer, Little Brown, $21.99, 9780316268394
8. Wildwood (The Wildwood Chronicles, Book I)
Colin Meloy, Carson Ellis (Illus.), Balzer + Bray, $8.99, 9780062024701
9. Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Cabin Fever
Jeff Kinney, Amulet, $13.95, 9781419702235
10. Captain Underpants and the Sensational Saga of Sir Stinks-A-Lot
Dav Pilkey, Scholastic, $9.99, 9780545504928

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The Lake House The Nightingale After You My Southern Journey: True Stories from the Heart of the South The Wright Brothers The Invention of Wings A Man Called Ove The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry Gilead Me Before You Mrs. Roosevelt's Confidante Just Mercy The Devil in the White City A Walk in the Woods Fantastic Cities One Nation  The Comic Book Story of Beer Voices from Chernobyl: The Oral History of a Nuclear Disaster Killing Lincoln Zen Coloring: Ocean Lord of the Flies The Name of the Wind Slaughterhouse-Five” width= A Storm of Swords HauntedSerafina and the Black CloakThe Isle of the LostThe Witches Escape From Mr. Lemoncello's Library


Events at Southern Indie Bookstores

authors all around the south!

Miguel Génova - Encuentros con el silencio - Gables  (author appearance)
Miguel Génova | 11/11/2015, 06:30 pm | Books & Books Inc | Coral Gables, FL

Kathryn Freeman - British Women Writers and the Asiatic Society of Bengal, 1785-1835 - Gables  (author appearance)
Kathryn Freeman | 11/11/2015, 08:00 pm | Books & Books Inc | Coral Gables, FL

Author Libby Schaefer  (author appearance)
Libby Schaefer | 11/11/2015, 06:00 pm | Copperfish Books, LLC | Punta Gorda, FL

Lynn Cullen signs Twain's End  (author appearance)
Lynn Cullen | 11/11/2015, 07:00 pm | Eagle Eye Book Shop | Atlanta, GA

Peter Golden- Wherever There is Light  (author appearance)
Peter Golden | 11/11/2015, 06:30 pm | FoxTale Book Shoppe | Woodstock, GA

UNC Humanities in Action: Race and Reconciliation in Post-Apartheid South Africa  (other event)
11/11/2015, 04:30 pm | Flyleaf Books | Chapel Hill, NC

Alejandro Velasco, Barrio Rising: Urban Politics and the Making of Modern Venezuela  (author appearance)
Alejandro Velasco | 11/11/2015, 07:00 pm | Regulator Bookshop | Durham, NC

Veteran's Day Reading & Open Mic  (other event)
11/11/2015, 07:00 pm | Scuppernong Books | Greensboro, NC

Salon@615 with Chelsea Clinton author of It's Your World: Get Informed, Get Inspired & Get Going!  (author appearance)
Chelsea Clinton | 11/11/2015, 06:15 pm | Parnassus Books | Nashville, TN

Author event with Rebecca Cooper author of Hey God? Yes, Charles  (author appearance)
Rebecca Cooper | 11/11/2015, 06:30 pm | Parnassus Books | Nashville, TN

Richelle Mead  (author appearance)
Richelle Mead | 11/12/2015, 06:00 pm | Page & Palette | Fairhope, AL

V Lynn Whitfield - The Party's Not Over Until God Says So - Gables  (author appearance)
11/12/2015, 08:00 pm | Books & Books Inc | Coral Gables, FL

Author & UGA Law Professor Mehrsa Baradaran: HOW THE OTHER HALF BANKS  (author appearance)
Mehrsa Baradaran | 11/12/2015, 06:30 pm | Avid Bookshop | Athens, GA

Diana Butler Bass  (author appearance)
Diana Butler | 11/12/2015, 07:00 pm | Charis Books & More | Atlanta, GA

Alexis De Veaux, Prize-winning author of YABO and biographer of Audre Lorde, reads at Charis  (author appearance)
Alexis De | 11/12/2015, 07:30 pm | Charis Books & More | Atlanta, GA

Jacob Myers Book Launch Making Love With Scripture  (author appearance)
Jacob Myers | 11/12/2015, 07:00 pm | Eagle Eye Book Shop | Atlanta, GA

Ned and Constance Sublette - THE AMERICAN SLAVE COAST  (author appearance)
Ned and Constance Sublette | 11/12/2015, 06:00 pm | Octavia Books | New Orleans, LA

Vu Tran with DRAGONFISH  (author appearance)
Vu Tran | 11/12/2015, 06:00 pm | Square Books | Oxford, MS

Flyleaf Second Thursday Poetry Reading and Open Mic, special launch party featuring Ravi Shankar and Charles Wyatt  (author appearance)
Charles Wyatt | 11/12/2015, 07:00 pm | Flyleaf Books | Chapel Hill, NC

Madeline Levine, A Memoir of the Warsaw Uprising  (other event)
11/12/2015, 07:00 pm | Regulator Bookshop | Durham, NC

Jeffrey Stayton  (author appearance)
Jeffrey Stayton | 11/12/2015, 05:00 pm | Books on Broad | Camden, SC

Author event with Jack Bishop author of 100 Recipes: The Absolute Best Ways to Make True Essentials  (author appearance)
Jack Bishop | 11/12/2015, 06:30 pm | Parnassus Books | Nashville, TN

Meet the Authors: Local Author Night!  (author appearance)
various authors | 11/13/2015, 05:00 pm | Page After Page Bookstore | Elizabeth City

Alicia Borges Betancourt - A Taste of the World from Alicia’s Kitchen - Gables  (author appearance)
Alicia Borges | 11/13/2015, 08:00 pm | Books & Books Inc | Coral Gables, FL

Nina Romano and D.J.Niko Booksigning  (author appearance)
Nina Romano | 11/13/2015, 07:00 pm | Murder on the Beach Mystery Bookstore | Delray Beach, FL

Avid & THE GEORGIA REVIEW Present: Author George Singleton   (author appearance)
George Singleton | 11/13/2015, 06:30 pm | Avid Bookshop | Athens, GA

Rosanna Pansino: The Nerdy Nummies Cookbook: Sweet Treats For the Geek in All of Us  (author appearance)
Rosanna Pansino | 11/13/2015, 01:00 pm | Garden District Book Shop | New Orleans, LA

Neely Tucker with MURDER, DC  (author appearance)
Neely Tucker | 11/13/2015, 12:00 pm | Square Books | Oxford, MS

Peter Guralnick with SAM PHILLIPS: THE MAN WHO INVENTED ROCK 'N' ROLL  (author appearance)
Peter Guralnick | 11/13/2015, 05:00 pm | Square Books | Oxford, MS

Mark de Castrique Returns with a New Mystery Novel  (author appearance)
Mark de Castrique | 11/13/2015, 06:30 pm | City Lights Bookstore | Sylva, NC

James Joseph, Saved for a Purpose: A Journey from Private Virtues to Public Values  (author appearance)
James Joseph | 11/13/2015, 07:00 pm | Regulator Bookshop | Durham, NC

Tracy Crow, On Point: A Guide to Writing the Military Story  (author appearance)
Tracy Crow | 11/13/2015, 07:00 pm | Scuppernong Books | Greensboro, NC

An Evening with Atticus  (other event)
11/13/2015, 06:30 pm | Joe's Place | Greenville, SC

Charlie Lovett  (author appearance)
Charlie Lovett | 11/13/2015, 02:00 pm | Litchfield Books | Pawleys Island, SC

Colleen Hoover- November 9- Gables  (author appearance)
Colleen Hoover | 11/14/2015, 05:00 pm | Books & Books Inc | Coral Gables, FL

Paul Kubis - The Gorger - Gables  (author appearance)
Paul Kubis | 11/14/2015, 07:00 pm | Books & Books Inc | Coral Gables, FL

New Town Revue: Remixing Shakespeare  (other event)
11/14/2015, 06:30 pm | Avid Bookshop | Athens, GA

okraDiane Chamberlain- Pretending to Dance  (author appearance)
Diane Chamberlain | 11/14/2015, 01:00 pm | FoxTale Book Shoppe | Woodstock, GA

Deborah Diesen with THE NOT VERY MERRY POUT POUT FISH  (author appearance)
Deborah Diesen | 11/14/2015, 03:00 pm | Square Books | Oxford, MS

Free Prompt-Writing Class with Nancy Peacock  (writers group)
11/14/2015, 10:00 am | Flyleaf Books | Chapel Hill, NC

Sara Foster discusses her latest cookbook, Foster's Market Favorites with samples from the book!  (author appearance)
Sara Foster | 11/14/2015, 02:00 pm | Flyleaf Books | Chapel Hill, NC

Adam Christopher discusses his new novel, Made to Kill  (author appearance)
Adam Christopher | 11/14/2015, 06:00 pm | Flyleaf Books | Chapel Hill, NC

Scott Ellsworth, The Secret Game  (author appearance)
Scott Ellsworth | 11/14/2015, 07:00 pm | Regulator Bookshop | Durham, NC

Writers Steph Post, Aubrie Cox, Jim Warner & Beth Gilstrap  (writers group)
11/14/2015, 07:00 pm | Scuppernong Books | Greensboro, NC

Ten Minute Tarot featuring Phil Powers  (other event)
11/14/2015, 06:00 pm | Joe's Place | Greenville, SC

Wine Tasting  (other event)
11/14/2015, 06:00 pm | Joe's Place | Greenville, SC

Meet the Author featuring Rick Veal  (author appearance)
Rick Veal | 11/14/2015, 02:00 pm | Joe's Place | Greenville, SC

Author event with Taylor Kitchings author of Yard War  (author appearance)
Taylor Kitchings | 11/14/2015, 02:00 pm | Parnassus Books | Nashville, TN

Richelle Mead - Soundless - Gables  (author appearance)
Richelle Mead | 11/15/2015, 01:00 pm | Books & Books Inc | Coral Gables, FL

Robert Crais with THE PROMISE  (author appearance)
Robert Crais | 11/15/2015, 02:00 pm | Vero Beach Book Center | Vero Beach, FL

Poets Michael White and Stuart Dischell  (author appearance)
Michael White | 11/15/2015, 03:00 pm | Scuppernong Books | Greensboro, NC

Author event with Dana Carpenter author of Bohemian Gospel  (author appearance)
Dana Chamblee Carpenter | 11/15/2015, 02:00 pm | Parnassus Books | Nashville, TN

Victoria Kelly at Prince Books  (author appearance)
Victoria Kelly | 11/15/2015, 03:00 pm | Prince Books | Norfolk, VA

Winston Groom signs The Generals  (author appearance)
Winston Groom | 11/16/2015, 07:00 pm | Eagle Eye Book Shop | Atlanta, GA

Parnassus Book Club - Go Set a Watchman  (book club)
11/16/2015, 06:30 pm | Parnassus Books | Nashville, TN

Tim Cope  (author appearance)
Tim Cope | 11/17/2015, 06:00 pm | Page & Palette | Fairhope, AL

Leonard Pitts - GRANT PARK  (author appearance)
Leonard Pitts | 11/17/2015, 06:00 pm | Octavia Books | New Orleans, LA

Dana Chamblee Carpenter with BOHEMIAN GOSPEL  (author appearance)
Dana Chamblee Carpenter | 11/17/2015, 05:00 pm | Square Books | Oxford, MS

Bland Simpson & Cary Ann Simpson, Little Rivers and Waterway Tales  (author appearance)
Bland and Ann Simpson | 11/17/2015, 07:00 pm | Scuppernong Books | Greensboro, NC

Heidi Vukov Author of Bonjour Y'all  (author appearance)
Heidi Vukov | 11/17/2015, 02:00 pm | Litchfield Books | Pawleys Island, SC

Author event with George Singleton author of Calloustown  (author appearance)
George Singleton | 11/17/2015, 06:30 pm | Parnassus Books | Nashville, TN

The Natural Wonders of Charlotte County, a presentation by Charlie Sobczak  (author appearance)
Charlie Sobczak | 11/18/2015, 06:00 pm | Copperfish Books, LLC | Punta Gorda, FL

Debbie Diesen presenting The Not Very Merry Pout Pout Fish  (author appearance)
Debbie Diesen | 11/18/2015, 03:00 pm | Vero Beach Book Center | Vero Beach, FL

Avid & THE GEORGIA REVIEW present Author Julia Elliott  (author appearance)
Julia Elliott | 11/18/2015, 06:30 pm | Avid Bookshop | Athens, GA

Eberhard Lo Faber   (author appearance)
Eberhard Lo Faber | 11/18/2015, 06:00 pm | Octavia Books | New Orleans, LA

Don Winslow with THE CARTEL  (author appearance)
Don Winslow | 11/18/2015, 05:00 pm | Square Books | Oxford, MS

Nonfiction Authors Association  (writers group)
11/18/2015, 06:45 pm | Regulator Bookshop | Durham, NC

Travel Talk: Cuba, with Adeline Talbot  (other event)
11/18/2015, 07:00 pm | Scuppernong Books | Greensboro, NC

Meet Author Valerie J. Frey: PRESERVING FAMILY RECIPES: How to Save and Celebrate Your Food Traditions  (author appearance)
Valerie J. | 11/19/2015, 06:30 pm | Avid Bookshop | Athens, GA

Tanwi Nandini Islam: Bright Lines  (author appearance)
Tanwi Nandini | 11/19/2015, 06:00 pm | Garden District Book Shop | New Orleans, LA

Tom Piazza with A FREE STATE  (author appearance)
Tom Piazza | 11/19/2015, 06:00 pm | Square Books | Oxford, MS

George Singleton discusses his newest story collection, Calloustown  (author appearance)
George Singleton | 11/19/2015, 07:00 pm | Flyleaf Books | Chapel Hill, NC

Will Read for Food! with the UNCG MFA Faculty  (other event)
11/19/2015, 07:00 pm | Scuppernong Books | Greensboro, NC

Winston Groom  (author appearance)
Winston Groom | 11/20/2015, 06:00 pm | Page & Palette | Fairhope, AL

Avid Poetry Series: Shamala Gallagher and Carrie Lorig  (author appearance)
11/20/2015, 06:30 pm | Avid Bookshop | Athens, GA

Dasha Kelly reads from Almost Crimson  (author appearance)
Dasha Kelly | 11/20/2015, 07:30 pm | Charis Books & More | Atlanta, GA

Open House  (other event)
11/20/2015, 06:00 pm | Horton's Books & Gifts | Carrollton, GA

Deborah Diesen - NOT VERY MERRY POUT POUT FISH  (author appearance)
Deborah Diesen | 11/20/2015, 04:00 pm | Octavia Books | New Orleans, LA

Al Povall with A TAPESTRY OF RED AND BLUE  (author appearance)
Al Povall | 11/20/2015, 05:00 pm | Square Books | Oxford, MS

Ari Berman, Give Us the Ballot  (author appearance)
Ari Berman | 11/20/2015, 06:00 pm | Regulator Bookshop | Durham, NC

Is Social Media Making Us Anti-Social? -conversation with Natasha Nicole Lake  (other event)
11/20/2015, 07:00 pm | Scuppernong Books | Greensboro, NC

Live Music featuring Al Watson  (other event)
11/20/2015, 07:00 pm | Joe's Place | Greenville, SC

Litchfield Holiday Gift Books Review with the Litchfield Books Staff  (other event)
11/20/2015, 02:00 pm | Litchfield Books | Pawleys Island, SC

Wine & Cheese Party- Robert N. Macomber's 10th Annual Central Florida Reader Rendezvous  (author appearance)
Robert N. Macomber | 11/21/2015, 03:00 pm | Muse Book Shop | Deland, FL

Wine and Cheese with Robert Macomber  (author appearance)
Robert Macomber | 11/21/2015, 03:00 pm | Muse Book Shop | Deland, FL

Sara Foster with FOSTER'S MARKET FAVORITES  (author appearance)
11/21/2015, 05:00 pm | Square Books | Oxford, MS

Freckles & the Great Beach Rescue- with Ellen Lloyd and special appearance by Freckles!  (author appearance)
Ellen Lloyd | 11/21/2015, 11:00 am | Scuppernong Books | Greensboro, NC

Meet the Author - Ben Matthews  (author appearance)
Ben Matthews | 11/21/2015, 01:00 pm | Joe's Place | Greenville, SC

Meet the Author featuring Steve Doughty  (author appearance)
Steve Doughty | 11/21/2015, 01:00 pm | Joe's Place | Greenville, SC

Wine Tasting  (other event)
11/21/2015, 01:00 pm | Joe's Place | Greenville, SC

Johnathon Scott Barrett   (author appearance)
Johnathon Scott Barrett | 11/22/2015, 01:00 pm | Page & Palette | Fairhope, AL

Rick Bragg  (author appearance)
Rick Bragg | 11/22/2015, 05:00 pm | Page & Palette | Fairhope, AL

Robert Macomber  (author appearance)
Robert Macomber | 11/22/2015, 01:30 pm | Writer's Block Bookstore | Winter Park, FL

New & Notable Book Club: THE WITCHES by Stacy Schiff  (book club)
11/22/2015, 06:15 pm | Avid Bookshop | Athens, GA

An Evening with Mitch Albom - THE MAGIC STRINGS OF FRANKIE PRESTO  (author appearance)
Mitch Albom | 11/22/2015, 07:00 pm | Octavia Books | New Orleans, LA

Poets Dorianne Laux, Joseph Millar and J. Scott Brownlee  (author appearance)
Dorianne Laux | 11/22/2015, 03:00 pm | Scuppernong Books | Greensboro, NC

Live Music featuring Michael Buffalo Smith  (other event)
11/22/2015, 02:00 pm | Joe's Place | Greenville, SC

Patricia Vermillion with HOUND DAWG  (author appearance)
Patricia Vermillion | 11/23/2015, 03:00 pm | Square Books | Oxford, MS

Book Lovers Club at Flyleaf discuss How the Great Gatsby Came to Be and Why It Endures by Maureen Corrigan  (book club)
11/23/2015, 07:00 pm | Flyleaf Books | Chapel Hill, NC

NC Writers Network Open Mic  (other event)
11/23/2015, 07:00 pm | Scuppernong Books | Greensboro, NC

Author DL Havlin  (author appearance)
DL Havlin | 11/24/2015, 06:00 pm | Copperfish Books, LLC | Punta Gorda, FL

Book Club of the Fantastic: DUPLEX by Kathryn Davis  (book club)
11/24/2015, 08:00 pm | Avid Bookshop | Athens, GA

Kidliterate Book Club: Jennifer, Hecate, Macbeth, William Mckinley, And Me, Elizabeth  (book club)
11/24/2015, 07:00 pm | Charis Books & More | Atlanta, GA

Peggy Scott Laborde and Judi Bottoni - NEW ORLEANS MARDI GRAS MOMENTS (Launch!)  (author appearance)
Judi Bottoni | 11/24/2015, 06:00 pm | Octavia Books | New Orleans, LA

Jon Meacham | 11/24/2015, 05:00 pm | Square Books | Oxford, MS

UNC Humanities Great Books Reading Group continues their discussion of Master and Margarita by Mikhail Bulgakov  (book club)
11/24/2015, 10:00 am | Flyleaf Books | Chapel Hill, NC

Tony Reevy and Pablo Delano, The Railroad Photography of Jack Delano  (author appearance)
Tony Reevy | 11/24/2015, 07:00 pm | Regulator Bookshop | Durham, NC

Cynthia Carris Alonso - Passage to Cuba - Gables  (author appearance)
Cynthia Carris | 11/28/2015, 07:00 pm | Books & Books Inc | Coral Gables, FL

The YA Book Club Christmas Party discussing The Maze Runner by James Dashner  (book club)
11/28/2015, 03:00 pm | Vero Beach Book Center | Vero Beach, FL

Shawn Gibson   (author appearance)
Shawn Gibson | 11/28/2015, 01:00 pm | Diana's Bookstore | Elkin, NC

11/29/2015, 12:00 am | Charis Books & More | Atlanta, GA

David Brock - Killing the Messenger - Gables  (author appearance)
David Brock | 11/30/2015, 08:00 pm | Books & Books Inc | Coral Gables, FL

Photographer Ken Abbott- Useful Work  (author appearance)
Ken Abbott | 11/30/2015, 07:00 pm | Scuppernong Books | Greensboro, NC

Alex Wolff -The Audacity of Hoop and the Age of Obama  (author appearance)
Alex Wolff | 12/01/2015, 07:00 pm | Regulator Bookshop | Durham, NC

David Baldacci presents The Guilty  (author appearance)
David Baldacci | 12/02/2015, 06:00 pm | Vero Beach Book Center | Vero Beach, FL

Todd Mouton - WAY DOWN IN LOUISIANA: Clifton Chenier, Cajun, Zydeco, and Swamp Pop Music  (author appearance)
Todd Mouton | 12/02/2015, 06:00 pm | Octavia Books | New Orleans, LA

Sara Foster -Foster's Market Favorites: 25th Anniversary Collection  (author appearance)
Sara Foster | 12/02/2015, 07:00 pm | Regulator Bookshop | Durham, NC

Katherine Clark & Pat Conroy  (author appearance)
Katherine Clark | 12/03/2015, 06:00 pm | Page & Palette | Fairhope, AL

Johnny Moore -100 Things Duke Fans Should Know & Do Before They Die  (author appearance)
Johnny Moore | 12/03/2015, 07:00 pm | Regulator Bookshop | Durham, NC

Daniel de Visé – Andy and Don  (author appearance)
Daniel de Visé | 12/04/2015, 02:00 pm | McIntyre's Fine Books | Pittsboro, NC

Carolina Writers at Home  (other event)
12/04/2015, 07:00 pm | Regulator Bookshop | Durham, NC

Wine Tasting  (other event)
12/04/2015, 07:00 pm | Joe's Place | Greenville, SC

Tom Poland Author of Georgialina  (author appearance)
Tom Poland | 12/04/2015, 02:00 pm | Litchfield Books | Pawleys Island, SC

Meet the Author: Jason Vines  (author appearance)
Jason Vines | 12/05/2015, 10:00 am | Page After Page Bookstore | Elizabeth City

Take Your Child to a Bookstore Day  (other event)
12/05/2015, 10:00 am | Fiction Addiction | Greenville, SC

Wine Tasting  (other event)
12/05/2015, 01:00 pm | Joe's Place | Greenville, SC

Anna Burger  (author appearance)
Anna Burger | 12/05/2015, 01:00 pm | Prince Books | Norfolk, VA

PoetryLocalMic  (other event)
12/06/2015, 02:00 pm | Bookstore 1 Sarasota | Sarasota, FL

Book Club -- Miss Emily  (book club)
12/07/2015, 06:00 pm | Copperfish Books, LLC | Punta Gorda, FL

Manger Mouse with Special Guest  (author appearance)
Sarah Martin | 12/07/2015, 06:30 pm | Diana's Bookstore | Elkin, NC

NancyKay Wessman  (author appearance)
NancyKay Wessman | 12/08/2015, 02:00 pm | Page & Palette | Fairhope, AL

Barry Saunders -And the Horse You Rode in On Saunders  (author appearance)
Barry Saunders | 12/09/2015, 07:00 pm | Regulator Bookshop | Durham, NC

Robert N. Macomber Book Signing  (author appearance)
Robert N. Macomber | 12/10/2015, 07:00 pm | Murder on the Beach Mystery Bookstore | Delray Beach, FL

Judy Hogan--The Sands of Gower  (author appearance)
Judy Hogan | 12/10/2015, 07:00 pm | Regulator Bookshop | Durham, NC

Dick Schmidt & Dean Mosher  (author appearance)
Dick Schmidt | 12/11/2015, 05:00 pm | Page & Palette | Fairhope, AL

Meet the Author featuring Lou Sahadi  (author appearance)
Lou Sahadi | 12/12/2015, 02:00 pm | Joe's Place | Greenville, SC

Authors Round the South

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