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{On legacy.}

In which Ms. Kerry Kettler promises to pay it forward, Mr. Tunde Wey wants white Southern food writers to leave the safety of their kitchens, and Mr. Brad Meltzer embarrasses his daughter by attempting to rap.

June 12, 2016

In This Issue

Lady Banks' Commonplace Book | Read This! | The Pat Conroy Prize | Okra Picks | Author 2 Author | Lady Banks' Trailer Park | Book and Author Gossip | Special to the Southern List | Southern Indie Bestsellers | Event Calendar

 

Dearest Readers,

A writer's legacy is and will always be alive in the books they have written. If they are very great books, then the writer's voice will never be silent -- not as long as there is a reader willing to open the book. Indeed, the book seems to take on a life of its own the moment it is printed. Long after its author has passed away, it continues to speak to every new reader. (A writer friend of her ladyship, the editor, once said that "every book has its own strange karma.) 

But if the writer's book lives on, so, too, does the writer--so too do any of us -- in the memories and hearts of the people whose lives we've touched. And in this some of us have vast, far-reaching legacies. Pat Conroy is one of those people. "Pat was a natural-born mentor," was how one writer put it. His legacy to literature did not stop with his books, but lives on as well in the work of the many, many writers he encouraged and helped:

Dear Mr. Conroy,

How do I say thank you to you for all you have done for me when my feelings about it are so big and words are so small?

There is no way to describe what it means to me to have your name and your praise on the jacket of my book—what it means to the young girl I once was who learned to write by reading and rereading your books, who listened to your rhythms, was healed by your insights, discovered a way to transform the language of pain into beauty by studying you.

If ever you’ve had anyone in your life who was a giant to you, someone you admired and tried to emulate, whose influence shaped your very being, then maybe you’ll have some idea of what you’ve given me—a perfect stranger—for no reason other than your giant, generous heart.

Please know I will do my very best to pay that generosity forward—your heart to my heart to the next heart and so on. It is the only way I know how to thank you.

--from Kerry Kettler, author of The First Time She Drowned

Pat ConroyConroy was unstinting in his time and generous in his advice and praise, and it is to honor this aspect of his legacy that people have come together to create The Pat Conroy Literary Center in his hometown of Beaufort, South Carolina.

It's mission is to continue Conroy's legacy of cultivating "a passionate and inclusive reading and writing community" and "spreading his love for literature and writing to future generations."

The Center is set to open this fall, so there is a pilgrimage worth making. And organizers are currently looking for volunteers, instructors, and (naturally) donations. If you are one of the many people whose lives have been touched by Pat Conroy -- by his books, or by his generous spirit, consider "paying it forward" as Kerry Kettler does. Support the Pat Conroy Literary Center.

Read Independently! And shop local.


her ladyship, the editor

Read Savannah Liane MoriartyTruly, Madly, Guilty

#ReadSavannah! with Liane Moriarty

#ReadSavannah is a ticketed event open to the public, a Readers' Afternoon Delight that will include lunch with authors, panels and other programs to allow readers to meet and mingle with presenting authors.

The Hilton DeSoto Savannah | September 18, 2016 | 12 noon - 5 PM

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Lady Banks' Pick of the Week


Lady Banks' Commonplace Book


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

Field of GravesTaylor picked up her portable phone for the tenth tie in ten minutes. She hit Redial, heard the call connect and start ringing, then clicked the Off button and returned the phone to her lap. Once she made this call, there was no going back. Being right wouldn't make her the golden girl. If she were wrong . . . well, she didn't want to think about what could happen. Losing her job would be the least of her worries.

Damned if she did. Damned if she didn't.

She set the phone on the pool table and went down the stairs of her small two-story cabin. In the kitchen, she opened the door to the refrigerator and pulled out a Diet Coke. She laughed to herself. Like more caffeine would give her the courage to make the call. She should try a shot of whiskey. That always worked in the movies.

--J.T. Ellison, Field of Graves (Mira Books, 2016) 9780778318927

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Read This!


Recommended reading from Southern Indie Booksellers

Travels in the ScriptoriumTravels in the Scriptorium by Paul Auster ($14.00, Picador)

Paul Auster is the author I got into after reading all the Haruki Murakami books I could get my hands on. This book is as dreamy and as beautifully strange as the best Murakami. Bizarre and captivating, if you're into weirdness,Travels in the Scriptoriumis for you. --Colin at Flyleaf Books, Chapel Hill, NC 9780312426293

 

 

Literary Publishing in the Twenty-First CenturyLiterary Publishing in the Twenty-First Century ed. Wayne Miller, Kevin Prufer, Travis Kurowski ($20.00, Milkweed Editions)

If you care about the future of books, then Literary Publishing in the Twenty-First Century is an essential volume. There's no question that the way books are made, and the technologies for reading them, have changed drastically in the last decade. In nineteen essays, the writers, editors, and critics in this anthology show how the publishing landscape came to be so destabilized, and explore the diverse models that are emerging to adapt and keep literary culture alive.  The upshot for indie bookstore lovers: the future of books depends on you, but you'll know so much more about why if you read this!    --Travis at Flyleaf Books, Chapel Hill, NC  9781571313546

Wolf CampWolf Camp by Andrea Zuill (Schwartz & Wade, $16.99, 9780553509120). "Oh, to step out of our routines, if only for a moment, and pretend to be someone else. Homer, a pampered pooch, gets to do just that when he goes off to Wolf Camp to experience life as a wolf. Homer and his fellow canine campers survive in the wild with all of its adventures and discomforts and make themselves into a temporary pack. When they take some of their new-found skills home, they enliven the neighborhood. Zuill's witty asides and comical artwork add humor to an already funny story." --Diann Fortune, the Country Bookshop, Southern Pines, N.C. 

Lily and DunkinLily and Dunkin by Donna Gephart (Delacorte, $16.99, 9780553536744). "Lily Jo McGrother is about to start eighth grade, and she's determined that this will be the year she truly becomes Lily instead of Timothy. The year seems to start off on a positive note when Lily meets Dunkin, but Dunkin has his own issues and it appears he would rather get in with the popular crowd than swap secrets with a boy at the bottom of the middle school food chain. This book takes the usual middle school themes and puts gender identity and bipolar disorder in the mix with two special characters who want nothing more than to be accepted for who they are." --Melissa Oates, Fiction Addiction, Greenville, S.C. 

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Okra Picks


Last Ride to Graceland"As always when it comes to author J.T. Ellison, this book is a creation of fear, suspense, with even a little humor thrown in . . . Ellison shows a skill and talent that is more than exceptional at laying out a fresh path leading to a murderer that readers will not believe!"
– Suspense Magazine

With FIELD OF GRAVES, New York Times bestselling author J.T. Ellison goes back to where it all began. All of Nashville is on edge with a serial killer on the loose. A madman is trying to create his own end-of-days apocalypse and the cops trying to catch him are almost as damaged as the killer. Field of Graves reveals the origins of some of J.T. Ellison's most famous creations: the haunted Lieutenant Taylor Jackson; her blunt, exceptional best friend, medical examiner Dr. Samantha Owens; and troubled FBI profiler Dr. John Baldwin. Together, they race the clock and their own demons to find the killer before he claims yet another victim. This dark, thrilling and utterly compelling novel will have readers on the edge of their seats, and Ellison's fans will be delighted with the revelations about their favorite characters.

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Okra Picks



Lady Banks' Book Trailer Park


JT Ellison interview

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The List: What Makes a Beach Book?


44 Suggested Answers from Parnassus Books

Here’s a topic we’ve been chatting about in the back room at Parnassus: What exactly is a “beach read”? Lately we’ve realized that we — booksellers and customers — use the term to mean different things.

For some, beach reading means thumbing through a light paperback with one hand and tipping back a margarita with the other. For others, it means finally having the time to open that big, heavy tome you’ve been waiting all year to dive into. Sometimes we say “beach reading” to mean anything we read when we’ve got a little time off — whether that’s actually at the seaside or not. What makes a “beach book” for you? Tell us on FacebookTwitter, or Instagram!

The Excellent LombardsMeanwhile, here’s our list, including some all-time favorites and plenty of new releases in hardcover and paperback, too.

The Excellent Lombards | By Jane Hamilton

This is the book Jane Hamilton was born to write, and it is a book that thrilled me to read. The Excellent Lombards is, in fact, magnificent. Take it to the beach! – Ann Patchett

The Folded Clock: A Diary | By Heidi Julavits

The Folded ClockOstensibly a journal containing the internal musings of a writer as she goes about her daily personal and professional life, it’s really quite a polished collection of mini-essays. You can read one, go for a swim, read another, crack open a beer, and read one more before you build a sandcastle. You’ll be happier and smarter (and maybe tanner, depending on your SPF) by the end of the day. – Mary Laura Philpott

Sweet Lamb of Heaven | By Lydia Millet

Sweet Lamb of HeavenI don’t know about you, but I never go anywhere near a beach without at least one book featuring a women who hears voices running from her crazed politician husband. Thankfully, Lydia Millet’s got my back on this one. – Lindsay Lynch

 

Burial Rites | By Hannah Kent

Burial RitesI really enjoy reading books in the summer that are not typical “beach reads,” and this fits the bill. Based on the real story of the last woman Iceland ever executed (in 1829, I might add), Agnes Magnusdottir, this is historical fiction at its finest. – Catherine Bock

Garden Spells | By Sarah Addison Allen

Garden SpellsThis book started my addiction to Sarah Addison Allen novels. If you like stories about sisters, small towns, and magical realism, tuck this paperback into your beach bag. – Rae Ann Parker

 

 

Sex Object: A Memoir  | By Jessica Valenti

Sex ObjectWe’re riding the fourth wave of feminism, and Jessica Valenti is a major reason why. Take this to the beach, because it will be what everyone’s talking about when you return. – Tristan Charles

A Tree Grows in Brooklyn  | By Betty Smith, Anna Quindlen (Foreword by)

A Tree Grows in Brooklyn“Serene was a word you could put to Brooklyn, New York. Especially in the summer of 1912.” The opening lines of my all-time favorite novel never fail to transport me back in time. Betty Smith’s writing creates such a sense of place that it’s almost like taking a trip to the Williamsburg neighborhood. – Jackie Gregory

 

The Marauders | By Tom Cooper

The MauradersThis Parnassus Book Club pick caught my attention and so happy it did. Swamp noir fiction at it’s best! The perfect beach read. Funny, poignant, and captures the crazy, Gulf Coast cast of characters at their very best — and worse. – River Jordan

 See the full list

 

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Book & Author Gossip

Brad Meltzer, rap star

House of SecretsBestselling author, TV host and South Florida resident Brad Meltzer has been on a whirlwind media tour for his new thriller, The House of Secrets, going from CBS This Morning to Fox & Friends. But none of it impressed his 10-year-old daughter Lila until, in a green room, he ran into internet rapping superstar and Justin Bieber lookalike MattyB, who has a billion (really) views on YouTube. “I didn’t know who he was, but my daughter did. So I did what any other embarrassing father would do: I asked him to do a rap with me. My daughter was mortified. She still won’t let me live it down.” 9781455559497

Who owns Southern Food?

The Cooking GeneYes, things are changing—albeit not fast enough for my “taste.” Instead of a complete relinquishing, there’s an offering of compromise, of “sharing.” John T. has decided to share this column with me—why the fuck would I not accept half his column wage when I have these debts to pay? Brock has decided to accept Twitty’s invitation to share a kitchen and cook together—shit, get some money out that pot, Michael, Sean seems good for it. But each of course will eventually retreat after this gesture to the safety of his own privilege: John T. to his writing and non-profiteering, Sean to his celebrated kitchen. Unless we keep them honest and desperately uncomfortable.  9780062379290

Which Alabama author has sold the most books?

Freedom of the MaskHere in Alabama we have had several authors with huge best-sellers -- Rick Bragg with “All Over But the Shoutin’,” Homer Hickam with “Rocket Boys” and Winston Groom with “Forrest Gump,” but after Harper Lee, Robert McCammon may be the Alabama writer who has sold the most books.  9781596067752

Pat Conroy Literary Center to open in Writer's Hometown

The Pat Conroy Literary Center will be based in Beaufort, South Carolina, where the author known for such novels as "The Prince of Tides" and "The Great Santini" lived for many years. His publisher, Doubleday, told The Associated Press on Thursday that the center will host readings, lectures and book groups; offer writing courses and scholarships; and help facilitate other educational programs.

My Father, the Pornographer

My Father the PornographerDespite the book’s provocative premise, Offutt mostly holds out on the reader’s prurient interest in his father’s work. He focuses more on Andy’s mentality than on his actual prose. This was a man who enforced such a rigid code of silence in the house where he wrote that his son was driven outside to find solace in the company of rocks and trees; who devoted his life to sadomasochistic fantasies yet could not muster the courage to explain “the birds and the bees” to his children. This is a far more arresting story than anything Andy Offutt ever put on paper (though when Offutt does pause to share his father’s material, the effect is sometimes overwhelming). One wonders how Chris Offutt survived such a father to become the writer he is now. Reading his subtle, devastating prose, one also suspects it could not have happened any other way.  9781501112461

Talking shop with the Gulf Coast Bookstore

Talking shop with Patti Jefferson, co-owner with Tim Jacobs, of Gulf Coast Bookstore in Fort MyersWhat do you sell? Gulf Coast Bookstore is strictly local. The authors are from Fort Myers and Cape Coral. The farthest that we’ve accepted a book is Marco and Venice because that person had local ties.

Genius

Max Perkins Editor of GeniusGenius, a likable, if sluggish adaptation of A. Scott Berg's biography of old-school New York book editor Maxwell Perkins, is thrown out of joint from the start by a British cast — great actors all — wrecking their vocal chords on regional American accents from Montauk to the Carolinas. In principle I'm all for anyone playing anyone, but the story of Perkins' turbulent personal and professional relationship with Southern writer Thomas Wolfe (Look Homeward, Angel) couldn't be more North-versus-South Yankee if it wrapped itself in stars and stripes.  9780399584831

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Southern Indie Bestsellers

For the week ending June 5. Books on the Southern Indie Bestseller List that are southern in nature or have been recently recommended by southern indie booksellers.

- The Pat Conroy Southern Book Prize | Okra Pick! - A SIBA Okra Pick 
Printable versions: Hardcover | Paperback | Children.

HARDCOVER FICTION

1. Before the Fall
Noah Hawley, Grand Central, $26, 9781455561780
2. A Hero of France
Alan Furst, Random House, $27, 9780812996494
3. The Weekenders
Mary Kay Andrews, St. Martin's, $27.99, 9781250065940
4. All Summer Long
Dorothea Benton Frank, Morrow, $26.99, 9780062390752
5. Everybody's Fool
Richard Russo, Knopf, $27.95, 9780307270641
6. All the Light We Cannot See
Anthony Doerr, Scribner, $27, 9781476746586
7. The Nightingale
Kristin Hannah, St. Martin's, $27.99, 9780312577223
8. The Nest
Cynthia D'Aprix Sweeney, Ecco, $26.99, 9780062414212
9. The After Party
Anton DiSclafani, Riverhead, $26, 9781594633164
10. The Girl on the Train
Paula Hawkins, Riverhead, $26.95, 9781594633669
okra11. Redemption Road
John Hart, Thomas Dunne Books, $27.99, 9780312380366
12. LaRose
Louise Erdrich, Harper, $27.99, 9780062277022
13. Zero K
Don DeLillo, Scribner, $27, 9781501135392
14. Eligible
Curtis Sittenfeld, Random House, $28, 9781400068326
15. Everyone Brave Is Forgiven
Chris Cleave, S&S, $26.99, 9781501124372

HARDCOVER NONFICTION

1. The View from the Cheap Seats: Selected Nonfiction
Neil Gaiman, Morrow, $26.99, 9780062262264
2. The Rainbow Comes and Goes
Anderson Cooper, Gloria Vanderbilt, Harper, $27.99, 9780062454942
3. Self Made: Becoming Empowered, Self-Reliant, and Rich in Every Way
Nely Galan, Spiegel & Grau, $25, 9780812989755
4. When Breath Becomes Air
Paul Kalanithi, Random House, $25, 9780812988406
5. Valiant Ambition
Nathaniel Philbrick, Viking, $30, 9780525426783
6. Tribe: On Homecoming and Belonging
Sebastian Junger, Twelve, $22, 9781455566389
7. Joy on Demand: The Art of Discovering the Happiness Within
Chade-Meng Tan, HarperOne, $26.99, 9780062378859
8. The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up
Marie Kondo, Ten Speed Press, $16.99, 9781607747307
9. The Code of the Extraordinary Mind
Vishen Lakhiani, Rodale, $26.99, 9781623367084
10. The Gene
Siddhartha Mukherjee, Scribner, $32, 9781476733500
11. Pit Bull: The Battle Over an American Icon
Bronwen Dickey, Knopf, $26.95, 9780307961761
12. Being Mortal
Atul Gawande, Metropolitan, $26, 9780805095159
13. Bill O'Reilly's Legends and Lies: The Patriots
David Fisher, Holt, $35, 9781627797894
14. Shoe Dog
Phil Knight, Scribner, $29, 9781501135910
15. The Romanovs: 1613-1918
Simon Sebag Montefiore, Knopf, $35, 9780307266521

TRADE PAPERBACK FICTION

1. Me Before You
Jojo Moyes, Penguin, $16, 9780143109464
2. The Sympathizer
Viet Thanh Nguyen, Grove Press, $16, 9780802124944
3. The Little Paris Bookshop
Nina George, Broadway, $16, 9780553418798
4. A Man Called Ove
Fredrik Backman, Washington Square Press, $16, 9781476738024
5. Circling the Sun
Paula McLain, Ballantine, $16, 9780345534200
6. My Brilliant Friend
Elena Ferrante, Europa Editions, $17, 9781609450786
7. The Girl in the Spider's Web
David Lagercrantz, Vintage Crime/Black Lizard, $16.95, 9781101872000
8. A Spool of Blue Thread
Anne Tyler, Ballantine, $16, 9780553394399
9. My Grandmother Asked Me to Tell You She's Sorry
Fredrik Backman, Washington Square Press, $16, 9781501115073
10. Station Eleven
Emily St. John Mandel, Vintage, $15.95, 9780804172448
siba book award finalist11. Go Set a Watchman
Harper Lee, Harper Perennial, $15.99, 9780062409867
12. A Little Life
Hanya Yanagihara, Anchor, $17, 9780804172707
13. A Lowcountry Wedding
Mary Alice Monroe, Gallery, $16, 9781501125430
14. Seveneves
Neal Stephenson, Morrow, $17.99, 9780062334510
15. Luckiest Girl Alive
Jessica Knoll, S&S, $15.99, 9781476789644

TRADE PAPERBACK NONFICTION

1. Dead Wake
Erik Larson, Broadway, $17, 9780307408877
2. Alexander Hamilton
Ron Chernow, Penguin, $20, 9780143034759
3. The Wright Brothers
David McCullough, S&S, $17, 9781476728759
4. H Is for Hawk
Helen Macdonald, Grove Press, $16, 9780802124739
5. The Devil in the White City
Erik Larson, Vintage, $16, 9780375725609
6. I Am Malala
Malala Yousafzai, Back Bay, $16, 9780316322423
7. Just Mercy
Bryan Stevenson, Spiegel & Grau, $16, 9780812984965
8. The Boys in the Boat
Daniel James Brown, Penguin, $17, 9780143125471
9. We Should All Be Feminists
Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, Anchor, $7.95, 9781101911761
siba book award finalist10. The World's Largest Man: A Memoir
Harrison Scott Key, Harper, $15.99, 9780062351500
11. Lessons from the Sand: Family-Friendly Science Activities You Can Do on a Carolina Beach
Orrin H. Pilkey, Charles O. Pilkey, University of North Carolina Press, $19, 9781469627373
12. The Mindfulness Coloring Book
Emma Farrarons, Experiment, $9.95, 9781615192823
13. Hold Still
Sally Mann, Back Bay, $18.99, 9780316247757
14. Barbarian Days
William Finnegan, Penguin, $17, 9780143109396
15. Into the Wild
Jon Krakauer, Anchor, $14.95, 9780307387172

MASS MARKET

1. Me Before You
Jojo Moyes, Penguin, $9.99, 9780143130154
2. A Game of Thrones
George R.R. Martin, Bantam, $9.99, 9780553593716
3. Lord of the Flies
William Golding, Perigee, $9.99, 9780399501487
4. A Clash of Kings
George R.R. Martin, Bantam, $9.99, 9780345535429
5. To Kill a Mockingbird
Harper Lee, Grand Central, $9.99, 9781455538966
6. 1984
George Orwell, Signet, $9.99, 9780451524935
7. The Catcher in the Rye
J.D. Salinger, Little Brown, $8.99, 9780316769488
8. A Dance With Dragons
George R.R. Martin, Bantam, $9.99, 9781101886038
9. A Storm of Swords
George R.R. Martin, Bantam, $9.99, 9780345543981
10. The Name of the Wind
Patrick Rothfuss, DAW, $8.99, 9780756404741

CHILDREN'S ILLUSTRATED

1. Oh, the Places You'll Go!
Dr. Seuss, Random House, $17.99, 9780679805274
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. Where the Wild Things Are
Maurice Sendak, Harper, $18.99, 9780060254926
5. Our Great Big Backyard
Laura Bush, Jenna Bush Hager, Jacqueline Rogers (Illus.), Harper, $18.99, 9780062468352
6. Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See?
Bill Martin, Eric Carle (Illus.), Holt, $7.95, 9780805047905
7. Because I'm Your Dad
Ahmet Zappa, Dan Santat (Illus.), Disney/Hyperion, $7.99, 9781484726617
8. Good Night, Gorilla
Peggy Rathmann, Putnam, $7.99, 9780399230035
9. Pete the Cat's Groovy Guide to Life
James Dean, Kimberly Dean (Illus.), Harper, $12.99, 9780062351357
10. Mother Bruce
Ryan T. Higgins, Disney/Hyperion, $17.99, 9781484730881

CHILDREN'S INTEREST

1. The Trials of Apollo: The Hidden Oracle
Rick Riordan, Hyperion, $19.99, 9781484732748
2. The BFG
Roald Dahl, Puffin, $7.99, 9781101997697
3. The Book Thief
Markus Zusak, Knopf, $12.99, 9780385754729
okra4. Raymie Nightingale
Kate DiCamillo, Candlewick, $16.99, 9780763681173
5. Pax
Sara Pennypacker, Jon Klassen (Illus.), Balzer + Bray, $16.99, 9780062377012
6. Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard: The Sword of Summer
Rick Riordan, Hyperion, $19.99, 9781423160915
7. Paper Towns
John Green, Penguin, $10.99, 9780147517654
8. The War That Saved My Life
Kimberly Brubaker Bradley, Puffin, $8.99, 9780147510488
9. Wonder
R.J. Palacio, Knopf, $16.99, 9780375869020
10. The Wild Robot
Peter Brown, Little Brown, $16.99, 9780316381994

CHILDREN'S FICTION SERIES TITLES

1. Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children
Ransom Riggs, Quirk, $10.99, 9781594746031
2. Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone
J.K.Rowling, Scholastic, $10.99, 9780590353427
3. The 5th Wave
Rick Yancey, Speak, $10.99, 9780147519085
4. The Last Star: The Final Book of the 5th Wave
Rick Yancey, Putnam, $18.99, 9780399162435
5. Return to the Isle of the Lost: A Descendants Novel
Melissa de la Cruz, Disney/Hyperion, $17.99, 9781484750711
6. The Thank You Book (Elephant & Piggie)
Mo Willems, Disney/Hyperion, $9.99, 9781423178286
7. The Lightning Thief (Percy Jackson and the Olympians, Book 1)
Rick Riordan, Hyperion, $7.99, 9781423134947
8. The Scandal (Theodore Boone, #6)
John Grisham, Dutton, $17.99, 9780525426394
9. The Lost Hero (The Heroes of Olympus, Book One)
Rick Riordan, Hyperion, $9.99, 9781423113461
10. Legend
Marie Lu, Speak, $9.99, 9780142422076

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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.


Events

Events at Southern Indie Bookstores

authors all around the south!

Nilo Cruz - Sotto Voce - Gables  (author appearance)
Nilo Cruz | 06/15/2016, 08:00 pm | Books & Books Inc | Coral Gables, FL

Mike King Book Signing  (author appearance)
Mike King | 06/15/2016, 07:00 pm | A Cappella Books | Atlanta, GA

Jeffrey & Carole Boston Weatherford You Can Fly: The Tuskegee Airmen  (author appearance)
Jeffrey and Carole Boston Weatherford | 06/15/2016, 07:00 pm | Regulator Bookshop | Durham, NC

Mark Beaver, Suburban Gospel,and Ray McManus, Punch  (author appearance)
Ray McManus | 06/15/2016, 07:00 pm | Scuppernong Books | Greensboro, NC

Curious George Story Time @ 10:30 AM & 3:30 PM  (other event)
06/15/2016, 10:30 am | Joe's Place | Greenville, SC

Harper Lee Theme Dinner with The Author of Mockingbird, Charles Shields at Camden’s Dogtown Market  (author appearance)
Charles Shields | 06/15/2016, 06:30 pm | Fountain Bookstore | Richmond, VA

Glen Weldon  (author appearance)
Glen Weldon | 06/15/2016, 07:00 pm | Hooray For Books | Alexandria, VA

Inkwood Adult Book Club  (book club)
06/16/2016, 07:00 pm | Inkwood Books | Tampa, FL

Meet Author Alison Umminger: AMERICAN GIRLS  (author appearance)
Alison Umminger | 06/16/2016, 06:30 pm | Avid Bookshop | Athens, GA

Erin M. Greenwald - MARC-ANTOINE CAILLOT AND THE COMPANY OF THE INDIES IN LOUISIANA TRADE IN THE FRENCH ATLANTIC WORLD  (author appearance)
06/16/2016, 06:00 pm | Octavia Books | New Orleans, LA

Sunset City by Melissa Ginsburg  (author appearance)
Melissa Ginsburg | 06/16/2016, 05:00 pm | Lemuria Books | Jackson, MS

Coffee with the Poet Featuring Ray Whitaker  (author appearance)
Ray Whitaker | 06/16/2016, 10:30 am | City Lights Bookstore | Sylva, NC

Leigh Himes discusses her novel The One That Got Away  (author appearance)
Leigh Himes | 06/16/2016, 07:00 pm | Flyleaf Books | Chapel Hill, NC

ROBERT BURKE WARREN presents PERFECTLY BROKEN  (author appearance)
Robert Burke | 06/16/2016, 07:00 pm | Malaprop's Bookstore/Cafe | Asheville, NC

Bookends Book Club discusses Alexis de Toqueville  (book club)
06/16/2016, 04:00 pm | McIntyre's Fine Books | Pittsboro, NC

Stephen Jurovics -Hospitable Planet: Faith, Action, and Climate Change  (author appearance)
Stephen Jurovics | 06/16/2016, 07:00 am | Regulator Bookshop | Durham, NC

Sit. Sip. Color.  (other event)
06/16/2016, 07:00 pm | Joe's Place | Greenville, SC

New Vineyard Wine Tasting  (other event)
06/16/2016, 11:00 am | Joe's Place | Greenville, SC

Julie Marie Wade - CATECHISM - Gables  (author appearance)
Julie Marie Wade | 06/17/2016, 08:00 pm | Books & Books Inc | Coral Gables, FL

Eddie Huang Book Signing  (author appearance)
Eddie Huang | 06/17/2016, 07:00 pm | A Cappella Books | Atlanta, GA

Meet Author Sally Kilpatrick  (author appearance)
Sally Kilpatrick | 06/17/2016, 06:30 pm | Avid Bookshop | Athens, GA

Author Sally Kilpatrick   (author appearance)
Sally Kilpatrick | 06/17/2016, 06:30 pm | Avid Bookshop | Athens, GA

Brandon Dean Lamson with STARSHIP TAHITI  (author appearance)
Brandon Dean Lamson | 06/17/2016, 05:00 pm | Square Books | Oxford, MS

Richard Lutman  (author appearance)
Richard Lutman | 06/17/2016, 01:00 pm | Hub City Bookshop | Spartanburg, SC

Singer/Songwriter Al Watson  (other event)
06/17/2016, 06:30 pm | Joe's Place | Greenville, SC

Author event with Robert Burke Warren author of Perfectly Broken  (author appearance)
Robert Burke | 06/17/2016, 06:30 pm | Parnassus Books | Nashville, TN

Have Lunch with Elin Hilderbrand!   (author appearance)
Elin Hilderbrand | 06/17/2016, 12:30 pm | Fountain Bookstore | Richmond, VA

Emelina Núñez - Cuba: Las garras de los cuervos verdes - Gables  (author appearance)
Emelina Núñez | 06/18/2016, 05:00 pm | Books & Books Inc | Coral Gables, FL

Cathleen Schine - They May Not Mean To, but They Do - Gables  (author appearance)
Cathleen Schine | 06/18/2016, 07:00 pm | Books & Books Inc | Coral Gables, FL

Author Matthew Neill Null  (author appearance)
Matthew Neill Null | 06/18/2016, 06:30 pm | Avid Bookshop | Athens, GA

Octavia Books Book Club - RUBY  (book club)
06/18/2016, 12:00 pm | Octavia Books | New Orleans, LA

Dispatches from Pluto by Richard Grant  (author appearance)
Richard Grant | 06/18/2016, 11:00 am | Lemuria Books | Jackson, MS

Matthew Tooni Performance  (other event)
06/18/2016, 01:00 pm | City Lights Bookstore | Sylva, NC

TERRY ROBERTS presents THAT BRIGHT LAND  (author appearance)
Terry Roberts | 06/18/2016, 07:00 pm | Malaprop's Bookstore/Cafe | Asheville, NC

J. Todd Scott – The Far Empty  (author appearance)
J. Todd Scott | 06/18/2016, 11:00 am | McIntyre's Fine Books | Pittsboro, NC

T.D. Johnston – Friday Afternoon & Other Stories  (author appearance)
T.D. Johnston | 06/18/2016, 02:00 pm | McIntyre's Fine Books | Pittsboro, NC

Author Event: Stacy McAnulty-Excellent ED  (author appearance)
Stacy McAnulty | 06/18/2016, 11:00 am | Park Road Books | Charlotte, NC

Kim Boykin  (author appearance)
Kim Boykin | 06/18/2016, 06:00 pm | Fiction Addiction | Greenville, SC

Book Signing with Jamie Mason  (author appearance)
Jamie Mason | 06/18/2016, 02:00 am | Joe's Place | Greenville, SC

Saluda River Strings: Live Band  (other event)
06/18/2016, 06:00 pm | Joe's Place | Greenville, SC

Jamie Mason  (author appearance)
Jamie Mason | 06/18/2016, 02:00 pm | Joe's Place | Greenville, SC

Artist Reception for Painter Jenny Abrams!  (other event)
06/18/2016, 06:00 pm | Over the Moon Bookstore & Artisan Gallery | Crozet, VA

Robert Burke Warren Book Signing  (author appearance)
Robert Burke Warren | 06/19/2016, 06:00 pm | A Cappella Books | Atlanta, GA

Paperback Fiction Book Club: IN BETWEEN DAYS by Andrew Porter  (book club)
06/19/2016, 06:15 pm | Avid Bookshop | Athens, GA

WRITERS AT HOME  (other event)
06/19/2016, 03:00 pm | Malaprop's Bookstore/Cafe | Asheville, NC

Singer/Songwriter Michael Buffalo Smith  (other event)
06/19/2016, 02:00 pm | Joe's Place | Greenville, SC

KATHLEEN McAULIFFE - This is Your Brain on Parasites - Gables  (author appearance)
Kathleen McAuliffe | 06/20/2016, 08:00 pm | Books & Books Inc | Coral Gables, FL

Joseph Beck Book Signing  (author appearance)
Joseph Beck | 06/20/2016, 07:00 pm | A Cappella Books | Atlanta, GA

Social Justice Book Club: BLACK GIRL DANGEROUS by Mia McKenzie  (book club)
06/20/2016, 06:15 pm | Avid Bookshop | Athens, GA

WRITERS COFFEEHOUSE  (writers group)
06/20/2016, 07:00 pm | Malaprop's Bookstore/Cafe | Asheville, NC

Cookbook Club  (book club)
06/20/2016, 07:00 pm | Fiction Addiction | Greenville, SC

Author event with Gary McDowell  (author appearance)
Gary McDowell | 06/20/2016, 06:30 pm | Parnassus Books | Nashville, TN

Beyond Margins, Within Intersections: Caribbean LGBTQ Literature - Gables  (other event)
06/21/2016, 08:00 pm | Books & Books Inc | Coral Gables, FL

okraBrian Panowich Book Signing  (author appearance)
Brian Panowich | 06/21/2016, 06:00 am | A Cappella Books | Atlanta, GA

Anton DiSclafani, The After Party luncheon  (author appearance)
Anton DiSclafani | 06/21/2016, 12:30 pm | FoxTale Book Shoppe | Woodstock, GA

Wendy Wax, Sunshine Beach  (author appearance)
Wendy Wax | 06/21/2016, 06:30 pm | FoxTale Book Shoppe | Woodstock, GA

Rebecca Makkai and Matthew Neill Null discuss their new story collections  (author appearance)
Rebecca Makkai | 06/21/2016, 07:00 pm | Flyleaf Books | Chapel Hill, NC

STEPHEN CRIMI presents KATABATIC WIND  (author appearance)
Stephen Crimi | 06/21/2016 | Malaprop's Bookstore/Cafe | Asheville, NC

okraHarrison Scott Key discusses his memoir The World's Largest Man  (author appearance)
Harrison Scott Key | 06/21/2016, 07:00 pm | Pomegranate Books | Wilmington, NC

John Bassett - Making It In America  (author appearance)
John Bassett | 06/21/2016, 07:00 pm | Quail Ridge Books & Music | Raleigh, NC

William Dunlap  (author appearance)
William Dunlap | 06/21/2016, 06:00 pm | Hub City Bookshop | Spartanburg, SC

Books & Beyond: Book Club  (book club)
Bryan Robinson | 06/21/2016, 06:30 pm | Joe's Place | Greenville, SC

Elin Hilderbrand Author of Here's to Us  (author appearance)
Elin Hilderbrand | 06/21/2016, 11:00 am | Litchfield Books | Pawleys Island, SC

Chitra Divakaruni - BEFORE WE VISIT THE GODDESS - Gables  (author appearance)
Chitra Divakaruni | 06/22/2016, 08:00 pm | Books & Books Inc | Coral Gables, FL

Marta McDowell, All The Presidents’ Gardens  (author appearance)
Marta McDowell | 06/22/2016, 12:30 pm | FoxTale Book Shoppe | Woodstock, GA

WILLIAM DUNLAP presents SHORT, MEAN FICTION  (author appearance)
Willam Dunlap | 06/22/2016, 07:00 pm | Malaprop's Bookstore/Cafe | Asheville, NC

Book Talk & Signing with John Ligato  (author appearance)
John Ligato | 06/22/2016, 06:00 pm | Fiction Addiction | Greenville, SC

Artist Carol John Book Launch  (author appearance)
Carol John | 06/23/2016, 06:30 pm | Avid Bookshop | Athens, GA

Author Event: Terry Roberts-Bright Land  (author appearance)
Terry Roberts | 06/23/2016, 07:00 pm | Park Road Books | Charlotte, NC

Danny Bernstein’s New Book on Southern National Parks  (author appearance)
Danny Bernstein | 06/23/2016, 07:00 pm | Pomegranate Books | Wilmington, NC

Launch Event: Growing Great Readers  (other event)
06/23/2016, 04:00 pm | Hub City Bookshop | Spartanburg, SC

William Page - In This Maybe Best of All Possible Worlds  (author appearance)
William Page | 06/23/2016, 05:30 pm | Burke's Book Store | Memphis, TN

Author event with Cynthia D'Aprix Sweeney author of The Nest  (author appearance)
Cynthia D'Aprix | 06/23/2016, 06:30 pm | Parnassus Books | Nashville, TN

okraKATE DiCAMILLO with RAYMIE NIGHTINGALE  (author appearance)
Kate DiCamillo | 06/24/2016, 06:00 pm | Inkwood Books | Tampa, FL

Carrie Highley  (author appearance)
Carrie Highley | 06/24/2016, 07:00 pm | Malaprop's Bookstore/Cafe | Asheville, NC

Cara Black - Murder on the Quai  (author appearance)
Cara Black | 06/24/2016, 07:00 pm | Quail Ridge Books & Music | Raleigh, NC

Brian Panowich  (author appearance)
Brian Panowich | 06/24/2016, 07:00 pm | Hub City Bookshop | Spartanburg, SC

Facts & Fiction: Literary Trivia Night  (other event)
06/24/2016, 07:00 pm | Joe's Place | Greenville, SC

Litchfield Books Moveable Feast with Wendy Wax  (author appearance)
Wendy Wax | 06/24/2016, 11:00 am | Litchfield Books | Pawleys Island, SC

Author event with Brad Thor author of Foreign Agent  (author appearance)
Brad Thor | 06/24/2016, 06:30 pm | Parnassus Books | Nashville, TN

KIDS: Yuyi Morales- Thunder Boy Jr. - Gables  (author appearance)
Yuyi Morales | 06/25/2016, 11:00 am | Books & Books Inc | Coral Gables, FL

An Evening with MIchael Connelly and Mark Billingham  (author appearance)
Mark Billingham | 06/25/2016, 05:00 pm | Inkwood Books | Tampa, FL

Summer of the Cicadas by Cole Lavalais in Conversation with Tina McElroy Ansa  (author appearance)
Cole Lavalais | 06/25/2016, 01:00 pm | Charis Books & More | Atlanta, GA

Susan Branch, Martha’s Vineyard, Isle of Dreams  (author appearance)
Susan Branch | 06/25/2016, 01:00 pm | FoxTale Book Shoppe | Woodstock, GA

Waldo 5K  (other event)
06/25/2016, 08:00 am | Horton's Books & Gifts | Carrollton, GA

okraJulia Franks Reading and Book Signing  (author appearance)
Julia Franks | 06/25/2016, 06:30 pm | City Lights Bookstore | Sylva, NC

Day of Signings  (author appearance)
Leslie Boyd | 06/25/2016, 10:00 pm | Malaprop's Bookstore/Cafe | Asheville, NC

ORISON BOOKS LAUNCH  (author appearance)
Jordan Rice | 06/25/2016, 07:00 pm | Malaprop's Bookstore/Cafe | Asheville, NC

Author Event: Troy Brown-Lois and the Red Balloon  (author appearance)
Troy Brown | 06/25/2016, 11:00 am | Park Road Books | Charlotte, NC

Author Event: Kyle Milligan-Hang-Ups and Hangovers  (author appearance)
Kyle Milligan | 06/25/2016, 02:00 pm | Park Road Books | Charlotte, NC

Fiction Addiction Book talk and signing with Wendy Wax  (author appearance)
Wendy Wax | 06/25/2016, 02:00 pm | Fiction Addiction | Greenville, SC

Francine Bryson  (author appearance)
Francine Bryson | 06/25/2016, 01:00 pm | Hub City Bookshop | Spartanburg, SC

Book Signing with Adam W. Jones  (author appearance)
Adam Jones | 06/25/2016, 02:00 pm | Joe's Place | Greenville, SC

Reflexology Session with Carlos O’Neal  (other event)
06/25/2016, 11:00 am | Joe's Place | Greenville, SC

Adam W. Jones  (author appearance)
Adam W. | 06/25/2016, 02:00 pm | Joe's Place | Greenville, SC

Author event with Jeffery Hess author of Beachhead  (author appearance)
Jeffery Hess | 06/25/2016, 02:00 pm | Parnassus Books | Nashville, TN

Sally Mann - Hold Still: A Memoir in Photographs - Gables  (author appearance)
Sally Mann | 06/26/2016, 04:00 pm | Books & Books Inc | Coral Gables, FL

New & Notable Book Club: THE QUEEN OF THE NIGHT by Alexander Chee  (book club)
06/26/2016, 06:15 pm | Avid Bookshop | Athens, GA

Patrick Hemstreet: The God Wave  (author appearance)
Patrick Hemstreet | 06/26/2016, 02:00 pm | Garden District Book Shop | New Orleans, LA

JAY SILTZER presents THE BOOK OF MALACHI  (author appearance)
Jay Siltzer | 06/26/2016, 03:00 pm | Malaprop's Bookstore/Cafe | Asheville, NC

J. J. Johnson - Believarexic  (author appearance)
J.J. Johnson | 06/26/2016, 04:00 pm | Quail Ridge Books & Music | Raleigh, NC

Author event with Debora H. Goldstein and Jaden Terrell  (author appearance)
Debora H. | 06/26/2016, 02:00 pm | Parnassus Books | Nashville, TN

Debut Mystery Novelist Heather Weidner Launch Party for Secret Lives and Private Eyes at Uptown Alley  (author appearance)
Heather Weidner | 06/26/2016, 02:00 pm | Fountain Bookstore | Richmond, VA

Cara Black - Murder on the Quai - Gables  (author appearance)
Cara Black | 06/27/2016, 08:00 pm | Books & Books Inc | Coral Gables, FL

Author Wendy Wax  (author appearance)
Wendy Wax | 06/27/2016, 06:00 pm | Copperfish Books, LLC | Punta Gorda, FL

SUSAN BRANCH presents MARTHA'S VINEYARD ISLE OF DREAMS  (author appearance)
Susan Branch | 06/27/2016, 07:00 pm | Malaprop's Bookstore/Cafe | Asheville, NC

Author event with Martha Hall Kelly author of Lilac Girls  (author appearance)
Martha Hall Kelly | 06/27/2016, 06:30 pm | Parnassus Books | Nashville, TN

Maritza Wills - Jhon Jairo Velásquez: Mi vida como sicario de Pablo Escobar - Gables  (author appearance)
Maritza Wills | 06/28/2016, 07:00 pm | Books & Books Inc | Coral Gables, FL

SHORTS Book Club -- Amsterdam  (book club)
06/28/2016, 06:00 pm | Copperfish Books, LLC | Punta Gorda, FL

Bethanne Patrick - THE BOOKS THAT CHANGED MY LIFE  (author appearance)
Bethanne Patrick | 06/28/2016, 06:00 pm | Octavia Books | New Orleans, LA

Duke Young Writers' Camp, Readings at The Regulator  (writers group)
06/28/2016, 07:00 pm | Regulator Bookshop | Durham, NC

Blue Skies and Green Lights  (author appearance)
Susan A. | 06/28/2016, 07:00 pm | Hub City Bookshop | Spartanburg, SC

We Welcome Back Timber Hawkeye, Author of Buddhist Boot Camp and Faithfully Religionless  (author appearance)
Timber Hawkeye | 06/28/2016, 06:30 pm | Fountain Bookstore | Richmond, VA

Abbi Glines - Up in Flames - Gables  (author appearance)
Abbi Glines | 06/29/2016, 08:00 pm | Books & Books Inc | Coral Gables, FL

Author Wendy Wax  (author appearance)
Wendy Wax | 06/29/2016, 06:00 pm | Writer's Block Bookstore | Winter Park, FL

Author Event: Julia Franks-Over the Plain Houses  (author appearance)
Julia Franks | 06/29/2016, 07:00 pm | Park Road Books | Charlotte, NC

Timber Hawkeye - Faithfully Religionless  (author appearance)
Timber Hawkeye | 06/29/2016, 07:00 pm | Quail Ridge Books & Music | Raleigh, NC

Jason Morgan Ward- Hanging Bridge  (author appearance)
Jason Morgan Ward | 06/29/2016, 07:00 pm | Regulator Bookshop | Durham, NC

Author event with Pete Catalano author of Artifacts  (author appearance)
Pete Catalano | 06/29/2016, 06:30 pm | Parnassus Books | Nashville, TN

VONA/Voices Faculty Readings - Books & Books, Coral Gables  (other event)
06/30/2016, 07:30 pm | Books & Books Inc | Coral Gables, FL

A Page from the Book Festival presents Emily Giffin  (author appearance)
Emily Giffin | 06/30/2016, 07:30 pm | A Cappella Books | Atlanta, GA

Timber Hawkeye discusses his memoir Faithfully Religionless  (author appearance)
Timber Hawkeye | 06/30/2016, 07:00 pm | Flyleaf Books | Chapel Hill, NC

Author event with Shelly Peiken author of Confessions of a Serial Songwriter  (author appearance)
Shelly Peiken | 06/30/2016, 06:30 pm | Parnassus Books | Nashville, TN

Meet the Author: Carol Willett  (author appearance)
Carol Willett | 07/01/2016, 05:00 pm | Page After Page Bookstore | Elizabeth City

First Friday Author Round Up - Ryan Miller, Robert Maldonado, John Clarke & Linda Knowles  (author appearance)
Linda Sealy | 07/01/2016, 06:00 pm | Page & Palette | Fairhope, AL

Flyleaf Sci-Fi Fantasy Book Club   (book club)
07/01/2016, 08:00 pm | Flyleaf Books | Chapel Hill, NC

Bronwen Dickey Author of Pit Bull, Battle Over an American Icon  (author appearance)
Bronwen Dickey | 07/01/2016, 11:00 am | Litchfield Books | Pawleys Island, SC

Meet the Author: Carol Willett  (author appearance)
Carol Willett | 07/02/2016, 10:00 am | Page After Page Bookstore | Elizabeth City

Love Your Indie Author/Bookstore Celebration  (other event)
07/02/2016, 10:30 am | Fiction Addiction | Greenville, SC

Young Readers' Book Club: CARTWHEELING IN THUNDERSTORMS by Katherine Rundell  (book club)
07/03/2016, 06:15 pm | Avid Bookshop | Athens, GA

Susan M. Boyer Launch Party  (author appearance)
Susan M. Boyer | 07/05/2016, 05:30 pm | Fiction Addiction | Greenville, SC

Author event with Victoria Schwab author of This Savage Song  (author appearance)
Victoria Schwab | 07/05/2016, 06:30 pm | Parnassus Books | Nashville, TN

okraAuthor John Gregory Brown: A THOUSAND MILES FROM NOWHERE  (author appearance)
John Gregory | 07/06/2016, 06:30 pm | Avid Bookshop | Athens, GA

Orrin Pilkey and Charles Pilkey  (author appearance)
Orrin Pilkey | 07/06/2016, 07:00 pm | Regulator Bookshop | Durham, NC

Writer Nancy Stancill, Winning Texas  (author appearance)
Nancy Stancill | 07/06/2016, 07:00 pm | Scuppernong Books | Greensboro, NC

Karen Spears Zacharias  (author appearance)
Karen Spears | 07/07/2016, 06:00 pm | Page & Palette | Fairhope, AL

okraJohn Gregory Brown - A THOUSAND MILES TO NOWHERE  (author appearance)
John Gregory | 07/07/2016, 06:00 pm | Octavia Books | New Orleans, LA

Peter Rizzolo discusses his new novel Judging Laura  (author appearance)
Peter Rizzolo | 07/07/2016, 07:00 pm | Flyleaf Books | Chapel Hill, NC

Meet the Author: Ashley Terrell  (author appearance)
Ashley Terrell | 07/08/2016, 05:00 pm | Page After Page Bookstore | Elizabeth City

Curtis Blanton’s Book of Humdingers  (author appearance)
Curtis Blanton | 07/08/2016, 06:30 pm | City Lights Bookstore | Sylva, NC

Curtis Blanton’s Book of Humdingers  (author appearance)
Curtis Blanton | 07/08/2016, 06:30 pm | City Lights Bookstore | Sylva, NC

Flyleaf YA Book Club discusses Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens  (book club)
07/08/2016, 06:00 pm | Flyleaf Books | Chapel Hill, NC

Beatriz Williams Author of A Certain Age  (author appearance)
Beatriz Williams | 07/08/2016, 11:00 am | Litchfield Books | Pawleys Island, SC

Meet the Author: Chris Kohler  (author appearance)
Chris Kohler | 07/09/2016, 10:00 am | Page After Page Bookstore | Elizabeth City

Super Duper Story Time with Miss Rachel - at ReBlossom  (other event)
07/09/2016, 11:30 am | Avid Bookshop | Athens, GA

Beatriz Williams, A Certain Age  (author appearance)
Beatriz Williams | 07/09/2016, 01:00 pm | FoxTale Book Shoppe | Woodstock, GA

Octavia Books Science Fiction Book Club - THE THREE BODY PROBLEM  (book club)
07/09/2016, 10:30 am | Octavia Books | New Orleans, LA

Shana Smith - Meditations for Moms and Dads: 108 Tips for Parents and Caregivers  (author appearance)
07/09/2016, 03:00 pm | City Lights Bookstore | Sylva, NC

Free Prompt Writing Class with Nancy Peacock  (writers group)
07/09/2016, 10:00 am | Flyleaf Books | Chapel Hill, NC

Children's Storytime with author Veaney McIrvin  (author appearance)
Veaney McIrvin | 07/09/2016, 11:00 am | Scuppernong Books | Greensboro, NC

Ten-Minute Tarot  (other event)
07/09/2016, 06:00 pm | Joe's Place | Greenville, SC

Southern Festival of Books Launch Party  (book festival)
07/09/2016, 05:30 pm | Parnassus Books | Nashville, TN

YA for Not-so-YAs Book Club: TENDER MORSELS by Margo Lanagan  (other event)
07/10/2016, 06:15 pm | Avid Bookshop | Athens, GA

Heather Havrilesky - How to Be a Person in the World  (author appearance)
Heather Havrilesky | 07/11/2016, 07:00 pm | Regulator Bookshop | Durham, NC

NC Writers' Network, Open Mic  (other event)
07/11/2016, 07:00 pm | Scuppernong Books | Greensboro, NC

Author event with David Bell author of Since Since She Went Away  (author appearance)
David Bell | 07/11/2016, 06:30 pm | Parnassus Books | Nashville, TN

Social Justice Book Club: DIETLAND by Sarai Walker  (author appearance)
Sarai Walker | 07/12/2016, 08:00 pm | Avid Bookshop | Athens, GA

okraA Thousand Miles from Nowhere by John Gregory Brown  (author appearance)
John Gregory | 07/12/2016, 05:00 pm | Lemuria Books | Jackson, MS

Ace Atkins with THE INNOCENTS  (author appearance)
Ace Atkins | 07/12/2016, 05:00 pm | Square Books | Oxford, MS

Jennie Spallone, Fatal Reaction  (author appearance)
Jennie Spallone | 07/12/2016, 07:00 pm | Scuppernong Books | Greensboro, NC

Orville Veron Burton and Eldred E Prince, Jr.  (author appearance)
Orville Veron | 07/12/2016, 11:00 am | Litchfield Books | Pawleys Island, SC

Author event with Emma Straub author of Modern Lovers  (author appearance)
Emma Straub | 07/12/2016, 06:30 pm | Parnassus Books | Nashville, TN

okraJohn Gregory Brown with A THOUSAND MILES FROM NOWHERE & Carrie Brown with THE STARGAZER'S SISTER  (author appearance)
Carrie Brown | 07/13/2016, 05:00 pm | Square Books | Oxford, MS

Erik Lars Myers discusses his guide North Carolina Craft Beer & Breweries, with a free beer tasting  (author appearance)
Erik Lars Myers | 07/13/2016, 07:00 pm | Flyleaf Books | Chapel Hill, NC

Chuck Palahniuk, - Fight Club 2 - Graphic Novel  (author appearance)
Chuck Palahniuk | 07/13/2016, 04:00 pm | Regulator Bookshop | Durham, NC

Author event with Juli Brenning author of Maggi and Milo Make New Friends  (author appearance)
Juli Brenning | 07/13/2016, 06:30 pm | Parnassus Books | Nashville, TN

Undoing Monogamy: Queer Feminist Science with Angie Willey  (author appearance)
Angie Willey | 07/14/2016, 07:30 pm | Charis Books & More | Atlanta, GA

Trials of the Earth Book Celebration  (other event)
07/14/2016, 05:00 pm | Square Books | Oxford, MS

Flyleaf Second Thursday Poetry Reading and Open Mic featuring Bill Blackley and Julie Suk  (other event)
07/14/2016, 07:00 pm | Flyleaf Books | Chapel Hill, NC

okraAuthor event with John Gregory Brown in conversation with Lee Boudreaux  (author appearance)
John Gregory | 07/14/2016, 06:30 pm | Parnassus Books | Nashville, TN

Meet the Author: Shane Wilson  (author appearance)
Shane Wilson | 07/15/2016, 05:30 pm | Page After Page Bookstore | Elizabeth City

Carrie Highley's Memoir  (author appearance)
Carrie Highley | 07/15/2016, 06:30 pm | City Lights Bookstore | Sylva, NC

Emily Edwards Author of Bars, Blues, and Booze  (author appearance)
Emily Edwards | 07/15/2016, 11:00 am | Litchfield Books | Pawleys Island, SC

Meet the Author: Adam W. Jones  (author appearance)
Adam W. | 07/16/2016, 10:00 am | Page After Page Bookstore | Elizabeth City

Cynthia Eden  (author appearance)
Cynthia Eden | 07/16/2016, 02:00 pm | Page & Palette | Fairhope, AL

Trudy Nan Boyce, Out of the Blues  (author appearance)
Trudy Nan Boyce | 07/16/2016, 01:00 pm | FoxTale Book Shoppe | Woodstock, GA

Octavia Books Book Club - THE SYMPATHIZER  (book club)
07/16/2016, 10:30 am | Octavia Books | New Orleans, LA

Ashley Terrell Presents Her New Book  (author appearance)
Ashley Terrell | 07/16/2016, 03:00 pm | City Lights Bookstore | Sylva, NC

Sean Patrick Flanery Book Talk & Signing  (author appearance)
Sean Patrick | 07/16/2016, 04:00 pm | Fiction Addiction | Greenville, SC

Author event with Anna K. Morgan author of Secrets, Lies and Scandals  (author appearance)
Anna K. | 07/16/2016, 02:00 pm | Parnassus Books | Nashville, TN

Paperback Fiction Book Club: AMONG THE TEN THOUSAND THINGS by Julia Pierpont  (book club)
07/17/2016, 06:15 pm | Avid Bookshop | Athens, GA

Writer's Group of the Triad  (writers group)
07/17/2016, 03:00 pm | Scuppernong Books | Greensboro, NC

Patrick Ryan with THE DREAM LIFE OF ASTRONAUTS  (author appearance)
Patrick Ryan | 07/18/2016, 05:00 pm | Square Books | Oxford, MS

Elizabeth George - A Banquet of Consequences  (author appearance)
Elizabeth George | 07/18/2016, 07:00 pm | Quail Ridge Books & Music | Raleigh, NC

Kevin Lacz  (author appearance)
Kevin Lacz | 07/19/2016, 06:00 pm | Page & Palette | Fairhope, AL

Bill Loehfelm - LET THE DEVIL OUT  (author appearance)
Bill Loehfelm | 07/19/2016, 06:00 pm | Octavia Books | New Orleans, LA

Brad Watson with MISS JANE  (author appearance)
Brad Watson | 07/19/2016, 05:00 pm | Square Books | Oxford, MS

Duke Young Writers' Camp, Readings at The Regulator  (writers group)
07/19/2016, 07:00 pm | Regulator Bookshop | Durham, NC

Mary M. Dalton & Laura R. Linder, The Sitcom Reader  (author appearance)
Mary M. | 07/19/2016, 07:00 pm | Scuppernong Books | Greensboro, NC

Donald Ray Pollock with THE HEAVENLY TABLE  (author appearance)
Donald Ray | 07/20/2016, 05:00 pm | Square Books | Oxford, MS

okraJulia Franks, Over the Plain Houses  (author appearance)
Julia Franks | 07/20/2016, 07:00 pm | Scuppernong Books | Greensboro, NC

Parnassus Book Club - Small Moments with special guest Mary Barrow  (book club)
Mary M. Barrow | 07/20/2016, 06:30 pm | Parnassus Books | Nashville, TN

Robert Hamlin with MYSELF AND THE WORLD *At main SB location*  (author appearance)
Robert Hamlin | 07/21/2016 | Square Books | Oxford, MS

Coffee with the Poet Featuring Newton Smith  (other event)
07/21/2016, 10:30 am | City Lights Bookstore | Sylva, NC

okraJulia Franks, Over the Plain Houses  (author appearance)
Julia Franks | 07/21/2016, 07:00 pm | Regulator Bookshop | Durham, NC

Brad Watson with MISS JANE  (author appearance)
Brad Watson | 07/22/2016, 06:00 pm | Page & Palette | Fairhope, AL

Julia Franks Author of Over The Plain Houses  (author appearance)
Julia Franks | 07/22/2016, 11:00 am | Litchfield Books | Pawleys Island, SC

Joseph Finder  (author appearance)
Joseph Finder | 07/23/2016, 05:00 pm | Page & Palette | Fairhope, AL

Jane Green, Falling: A Love Story  (author appearance)
Jane Green | 07/23/2016, 01:00 pm | FoxTale Book Shoppe | Woodstock, GA

Tyler Cook Presents His New Fantasy Novel  (author appearance)
Tyler Cook | 07/23/2016, 03:00 pm | City Lights Bookstore | Sylva, NC

New & Notable Book Club: BOY ERASED by Garrard Conley  (book club)
07/24/2016, 06:15 pm | Avid Bookshop | Athens, GA

Classics Book Club: MIDDLEMARCH by George Eliot  (book club)
07/25/2016, 06:15 pm | Avid Bookshop | Athens, GA

Parnassus Classics Club - Heart of Darkness  (book club)
07/25/2016, 10:00 am | Parnassus Books | Nashville, TN

Kidliterate Book Club Reads Dominic by William Steig  (book club)
07/26/2016, 07:00 pm | Charis Books & More | Atlanta, GA

Jeanie Thompson  (author appearance)
Jeanie Thompson | 07/28/2016, 06:00 pm | Page & Palette | Fairhope, AL

Triad Storytellers Exchange: Story Slam  (other event)
07/28/2016, 07:00 pm | Scuppernong Books | Greensboro, NC

West Fraser Author of Painting the Southern Coast  (author appearance)
West Fraser | 07/29/2016, 11:00 am | Litchfield Books | Pawleys Island, SC

Harry Potter Ministry Ball  (other event)
07/30/2016, 10:00 am | Horton's Books & Gifts | Carrollton, GA

Harry Potter Magical Midnight Release Party  (other event)
07/30/2016, 10:00 pm | Square Books | Oxford, MS

Bob Mustin Presents New Short Story Collection  (author appearance)
Bob Mustin | 07/30/2016, 03:00 pm | City Lights Bookstore | Sylva, NC

Harry Potter and The Cursed Child Midnight Release Party  (other event)
07/30/2016, 10:00 pm | Flyleaf Books | Chapel Hill, NC

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child Parts One and Two - Release Party  (other event)
07/30/2016, 10:00 pm | Quail Ridge Books & Music | Raleigh, NC

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child -- RELEASE PARTY!  (other event)
07/30/2016, 11:30 pm | Regulator Bookshop | Durham, NC

Kyle T. Webster, Please Say Please!  (author appearance)
Kyle T. | 07/30/2016, 11:00 am | Scuppernong Books | Greensboro, NC

Penny Parsons - Foggy Mountain Troubadour with live music  (author appearance)
Penny Parsons | 07/31/2016, 02:00 pm | Quail Ridge Books & Music | Raleigh, NC

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