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{The first book you remember loving.}

In which Ms. Saralee Woods is like Mary Maitlan, Mr. Larry Woods is like James Carville, and Mr. Jonathan Sanchez is like a hermit crab.

December 28, 2014

Dearest Readers,

What is the first book you remember loving? Do you still think about it, even now?

The Tennessean recently ran an interview with Saralee and Larry Woods, well known many as the owners of the BookManBookwoman bookstore in Hillsboro Village, but also known more humorously as "the Mary Maitlan and James Carville" of Nashville." She has served in the administrations of several Republican governors. He's active in Tennessee Democratic politics.  Apparently the secret to a bi-partisan marriage is the love of a good book ("and a sense of humor," adds Saralee).  Perhaps someone should tell Congress?

Manchild in the Promised LandThe books that the Woods remember? For Saralee, is was To Kill a Mockingbird. "“I cried. And I went to my father, he had been in law school for a year — ‘How did this happen? Is it only because he’s black? Why did this happen?’ I was such a Pollyanna; I thought innocent people were not convicted. I thought the justice system was fair.”

Larry remembers Manchild in the Promised Land. “It didn’t occur to me — Boy, there’s not a lot of rich people in this country. And there’s a whole lot of other people in desperate poverty,” he said. 9781451631579

We know that a book can change your life. What we sometimes forget is that the really good ones keep on changing it.

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.

The Secret Wisdom of the EarthThe Appalachian Mountains rise a darker blue on the washed horizon if you’re driving east from Indiana in the morning. The green hills of the piedmont brace the wooded peaks like sandbags against a rising tide. The first settlers were hunters, trappers, and then farmers when the game went west. In between the hills     and mountains are long, narrow hollows where farmers and cattle scratch a living with equal frustration. And under them, from the Tug Fork to the Clinch Valley, a thick plate of the purest bituminous coal on the Eastern Seaboard.

June was midway to my birthday and I remember the miles between Redhill, Indiana, and Medgar, Kentucky, rolling past the station wagon window on an interminable canvas of cornfields and cow pastures, petty towns and irrelevant truck stops. I remember watching my mother from the backseat as she stared at the telephone poles flashing past us, the reflection of the white highway line in the window strobing her haggard face. It had been two months since my brother, Joshua, was killed, and the invulnerability I had felt as a teenager was only a curl  of memory. Mom had folded into herself on the way back from the hospital and had barely spoken since. My father emerged from silent disbelief and was diligently weaving his anger into a smothering blanket for everyone he  touched, especially me. My life then was an inventory of eggshells and expectations unmet.

Christopher Scotton, The Secret Wisdom of the Earth

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Book & Author Gossip

Fountainhead Bookstore expanding

The Fountainhead Bookstore, of Hendersonville NC,  is starting out 2015 with a bang.  "We'll be expanding into part of the upstairs portion of the historic Ewbank & Ewbank building, adding about 700 square feet to the bookstore," said owner Valerie Welbourn.  The expansion is needed due to continuing growth, as well as the increasing book clubs and events.  The Fountainhead Bookstore currently has 6 full in-house bookclubs, and there is a demand for more.

The Ewbank & Ewbank building was constructed in 1923, and designed by Erle Stillwell using the Neoclassical Revival Style.  Spence and Marianne Campbell, owners of the building, have a special connection to it.  Marianne is a Ewbank, and her family built the Ewbank & Ewbank building.  Within the newly expanded bookstore, there will be an exhibit including photos of the historic building, and the Ewbank family.My Friend Hootie

My Friend Hootie

Gene Hester looks the part of an outdoorsman. The comfortably bent brim of his hat curves around the top of his round face that is filled with a smile as he steps into a small jonboat to go visit an unlikely friend. Hester's friend is a small barred owl he's named Hootie.  The 83-year-old retired biologist befriended Hootie about seven years ago in a painstaking process that has made the owl so at ease that he is willing to approach within arm's reach of Hester. The friendship is so unusual, some of Hester's friends and colleagues encouraged him to write a book about it. His new, 30-page book, "My Friend Hootie," is illustrated with about two dozen photos Hester shot. It tells the story of how Hester and Hootie got to know each other in easy-to read text suitable for readers from late elementary school age to adults. 9780983544296

No. 67

All the King's MenAll the King’s Men is one of American literature’s definitive political novels, as well as a profound study of human fallibility in politics. Set in the 1930s, it describes the dramatic rise to power, as state governor, of Willie Stark, a one-time radical attorney.  The novel is narrated by Jack Burden, a political reporter who comes to work as the governor’s most trusted aide. The passage of Stark’s career is interwoven with Burden’s life story and philosophical reflections. As he says: “This has been the story of Willie Stark, but it is my story, too. It is the story of a man who lived in the world, and to him the world looked one way for a long time and then it looked another and very different way.” 9780156004800

Jonathan Sanchez talks about Y'all Fest

I’m kind of a hermit crab -- more likely to take something else over than start out of nowhere. There was a book festival called the Capital Book Fest that was in Charleston for one year, and the store was involved. I wanted to host an all-YA component at the bookstore, and I asked my friends Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl, authors of the Beautiful Creatures series (it’s set in the Lowcountry) if they wanted to be involved. They were totally psyched, had like 20 of their author friends lined up to come within a few weeks. The thing is, people like to come to Charleston anyway, we figured we’d throw them a killer party in an old historic home, and see what happens. That’s pretty much been the spirit and m.o. of the festival ever since.

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Lady Banks {Book} Trailer Park

Secret Wisdom of the Earth

Setting is such a critical part of the novel, almost a character itself, yet you've never lived in Appalachia—was that a hindrance in writing the novel?

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Read This! Recommended Reading from Southern Booksellers

Okra Picks

From the Okra Picks

Secret Wisdom of the Earth
by Christopher Scotton

Secret Wisdom of the EarthAfter witnessing the death of his younger brother in a terrible home accident, 14-year-old Kevin and his grieving mother are sent for the summer to live with Kevin's grandfather. In this peeled-paint coal town deep in Appalachia, Kevin quickly falls in with a half-wild hollow kid named Buzzy Fink who schools him in the mysteries and magnificence of the woods. The events of this fateful summer will affect the entire town of Medgar, Kentucky. 
Medgar is beset by a massive Mountaintop Removal operation that is blowing up the hills and back filling the hollows. Kevin's grandfather and others in town attempt to rally the citizens against the 'company' and its powerful owner to stop the plunder of their mountain heritage. When Buzzy witnesses the brutal murder of the opposition leader, a sequence is set in play which tests Buzzy and Kevin to their absolute limits in an epic struggle for survival in the Kentucky mountains. 

Redemptive and emotionally resonant, "The Secret Wisdom of the Earth" is narrated by an adult Kevin looking back on the summer when he sloughed the coverings of a boy and took his first faltering steps as a man among a rich cast of characters and an ambitious effort to reclaim a once great community.

Buy from an indie | Read the first chapter!

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Recommended by Quail Ridge Books Staff and their customers (Raleigh, NC)

Blue MindFrom Samantha: Blue Mind: The Surprising Science That Shows How Being Near, In, On, or Under Water Can Make You Happier, Healthier, More Connected, and Better at What You Do by Wallace J. Nichols (Little Brown $27). Marine biologist Nichols reveals groundbreaking neuroscience that proves what we intuitively know: We are emotionally, physically and spiritually healthier when we are near or in the water. He presents the evidence in terms easily accessible to non-scientists and reminds us that it is imperative that we humans protect the waters of our planet for the good of all of the beings who inhabit it. 9780316252089

Digestive Health with Real FoodFrom Cary: Digestive Health with REAL Food: A Practical Guide to an Anti-Inflammatory, Nutrient Dense Diet for IBS & Other Digestive Issues by Aglaée Jacob (Paleo Media Group $34.95). If you're tired of perpetually treating the symptoms of your digestive problems, then learn how to heal naturally by eating the right foods. Through accessible information on digestion and nutrition along with easy recipes, Jacob teaches you how to create the optimum diet for your specific body and issues. Need more recipes? There's also a cookbook. 9780988717206


Promised LandTwo from Ran: Promised Land: 13 Books That Changed America by Jay Parini. Not a list of the greatest American books, but a discussion of "books that shaped our nation’s idea of itself or that consolidated and defined a major trend." His 13 include the expected (The Federalist PapersThe Journals of Lewis and ClarkWaldenUncle Tom’s CabinThe Adventures of Huckleberry FinnThe Souls of Black Folk, and The Feminine Mystique), but also the unexpected (Dale Carnegie’s How To Win Friends and Influence People, Dr. Spock’s Common Sense Book of Baby and Child Care, and Jack Kerouac’s On the Road). With each book, Parini opens with how the book changed the country, then gives biographical and historical context about the writer, then describes the book in detail, and then argues for the legacy of the book. 9780307386182

Bully PulpitThe Bully Pulpit: Theodore Roosevelt, William Howard Taft, and the Golden Age of Journalism by Doris Kearns Goodwin. The last few years, I had recommended Edmund Morris’ 3-volume biography of Republican Teddy Roosevelt, so I was hesitant to keep reading about one figure. But Goodwin’s book focuses on the friendship between Roosevelt and Taft (and how it disintegrated in Roosevelt’s disappointment in Taft’s Presidency) and the relationship between power and the press, especially the Muckrakers, who with Roosevelt, Robert La Follette, and others, led the Progressive Movement in America. 9781416547877

Hold the DarkTwo from Jerry: Hold the Dark: A Novel by William Giraldi is full of graphic and unrelenting violence. The brutal reality of the book’s Arctic Alaskan wilderness is the setting’s essential element; the same goes for the brutal nature of its two-legged and four-legged residents. Whether it results from the killing of children by hungry wolves or the gutting and shooting of adults by village members, the moral judgments or laws of any outsiders become irrelevant in this setting. Nature watches after its own in this frighteningly gorgeous, savagely powerful book. 9780871406675


The PloughmenAlso not likely to lead to happy dreams is The Ploughmen by Kim Zupan. The Montana wilderness in this novel can be as unforgiving as Hold the Dark’s Alaskan tundra. Violence manifests itself through the brutal behavior of a psychopathic serial killer. The book’s power, humanity, and beauty, however, result from the understanding and respect that gradually develop between the killer and the young jailer who is in charge of watching him during their months of middle of the night conversations. Both books are highly recommended if a reader is willing to accept a kind of terrifying beauty resting beneath all the violence. 9780805099515

Southern Indie Bestsellers

For the week ending December 28, 2014. 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. Gray Mountain
John Grisham, Doubleday, $28.95, 9780385537148
2. All the Light We Cannot See
Anthony Doerr, Scribner, $27, 9781476746586
3. The Escape
David Baldacci, Grand Central, $28, 9781455521197
4. The Goldfinch
Donna Tartt, Little Brown, $30, 9780316055437
okra5. Somewhere Safe With Somebody Good
Jan Karon, Putnam Adult, $27.95, 9780399167447

6. Redeployment
Phil Klay, Penguin Press, $26.95, 9781594204999
7. Lila
Marilynne Robinson, FSG, $26, 9780374187613
8. Let Me Be Frank With You
Richard Ford, Ecco, $27.99, 9780061692062
9. Tom Clancy Full Force and Effect
Mark Greaney, Putnam Adult, $29.95, 9780399173356
10. The Paying Guests
Sarah Waters, Riverhead, $28.95, 9781594633119
okra11. The Invention of Wings
Sue Monk Kidd, Viking, $27.95, 9780670024780

12. Hope to Die
James Patterson, Little Brown, $29, 9780316210966
13. Edge of Eternity
Ken Follett, Dutton, $36, 9780525953098
14. Prince Lestat
Anne Rice, Knopf, $28.95, 9780307962522
15. Revival
Stephen King, Scribner, $30, 9781476770383


1. 41: A Portrait of My Father
George W. Bush, Crown, $28, 9780553447781
2. Killing Patton
Bill O'Reilly, Martin Dugard, Holt, $30, 9780805096682
3. Make It Ahead
Ina Garten, Clarkson Potter, $35, 9780307464880
4. Good Dog: True Stories of Love, Loss, and Loyalty
David Dibenedetto (Ed.), Harperwave, $25.99, 9780062242358
5. Yes Please
Amy Poehler, Dey Street, $28.99, 9780062268341
okra6. Jerry Lee Lewis: His Own Story
Jerry Lee Lewis, Rick Bragg, Harper, $27.99, 9780062078223

7. Small Victories
Anne Lamott, Riverhead, $22.95, 9781594486296
8. Being Mortal
Atul Gawande, Metropolitan, $26, 9780805095159
9. The Innovators
Walter Isaacson, S&S, $35, 9781476708690
10. Rebel Yell
S.C. Gwynne, Scribner, $35, 9781451673289
11. Everything I Need to Know About Christmas I Learned From a Little Golden Book
Diane Muldrow, Golden Books, $9.99, 9780553497359
12. So, Anyway...
John Cleese, Crown Archetype, $28, 9780385348249
13. The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up
Marie Kondo, Ten Speed Press, $16.99, 9781607747307
14. The Motivation Manifesto
Brendon Burchard, Hay House, $19.99, 9781401948078
15. Don't Give Up, Don't Give in: Lessons from an Extraordinary Life
Louis Zamperini, David Rensin, Dey Street, $22.99, 9780062368331


1. The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry
Gabrielle Zevin, Algonquin, $14.95, 9781616204518
2. Gone Girl
Gillian Flynn, Broadway, $15, 9780553418361
3. The Martian
Andy Weir, Broadway, $15, 9780553418026
4. The Rosie Project
Graeme Simsion, S&S, $15.99, 9781476729091
5. Orphan Train
Christina Baker Kline, Morrow, $14.99, 9780061950728
6. Americanah
Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, Anchor, $15.95, 9780307455925
7. The Ocean at the End of the Lane
Neil Gaiman, Morrow, $14.99, 9780062255662
8. Still Life With Bread Crumbs
Anna Quindlen, Random House, $16, 9780812976892
9. The Strange Library
Haruki Murakami, Knopf, $18, 9780385354301
10. The Signature of All Things
Elizabeth Gilbert, Penguin, $17, 9780143125846
11. Me Before You
Jojo Moyes, Penguin, $16, 9780143124542
12. Where'd You Go, Bernadette
Maria Semple, Back Bay, $14.99, 9780316204262
13. The Luminaries
Eleanor Catton, Back Bay, $18, 9780316074292
14. The Alchemist
Paulo Coelho, HarperOne, $14.99, 9780061122415
15. Dept. of Speculation
Jenny Offill, Vintage, $15, 9780345806871


1. Unbroken
Laura Hillenbrand, Random House, $16, 9780812987119
2. Wild
Cheryl Strayed, Vintage, $15.95, 9781101873441
3. The Boys in the Boat
Daniel James Brown, Penguin, $17, 9780143125471
4. George Washington's Secret Six
Brian Kilmeade, Don Yaeger, Sentinel, $16, 9781595231109
5. Really Important Stuff My Dog Has Taught Me
Cynthia L. Copeland, Workman, $12.95, 9780761181798
6. The Death of Santini: The Story of a Father and His Son
Pat Conroy, Dial Press, $16, 9780385343527
7. Let's Explore Diabetes With Owls
David Sedaris, Back Bay, $17, 9780316154703
8. Wreck This Journal
Keri Smith, Perigee, $15, 9780399161940
9. The World Almanac and Book of Facts, 2015
Sarah Janssen (Ed.), World Almanac, $13.99, 9781600571909
10. The Power of Habit
Charles Duhigg, Random House, $16, 9780812981605
11. Unlikely Heroes
Jennifer S. Holland, Workman, $13.95, 9780761174417
12. The Old Farmer's Almanac 2015
Old Farmer's Almanac, $7.95, 9781571986368
13. One Summer: America, 1927
Bill Bryson, Anchor, $16.95, 9780767919418
14. American Sniper
Chris Kyle, Scott McEwen, Morrow, $15.99, 9780062376336
15. Outliers
Malcolm Gladwell, Back Bay, $16.99, 9780316017930


1. 1984
George Orwell, Signet, $9.99, 9780451524935
2. A Game of Thrones
George R.R. Martin, Bantam, $9.99, 9780553593716
3. American Sniper
Chris Kyle, Scott McEwen, Harper, $9.99, 9780062376572
4. Gone Girl
Gillian Flynn, Broadway, $9.99, 9780553418354
5. A Dance With Dragons
George R.R. Martin, Bantam, $9.99, 9780553582017
6. The Catcher in the Rye
J.D. Salinger, Little Brown, $8.99, 9780316769488
7. To Kill a Mockingbird
Harper Lee, Grand Central, $8.99, 9780446310789
8. A Storm of Swords
George R.R. Martin, Bantam, $9.99, 9780345543981
9. A Feast for Crows
George R.R. Martin, Bantam, $9.99, 9780553390568
10. A Clash of Kings
George R.R. Martin, Bantam, $9.99, 9780345535429


1. The Book With No Pictures
B.J. Novak, Dial, $17.99, 9780803741713
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. How the Grinch Stole Christmas
Dr. Seuss, Random House, $15, 9780394800790
5. Once Upon an Alphabet
Oliver Jeffers, Philomel, $26.99, 9780399167911
6. The Animals' Santa
Jan Brett, Putnam Juvenile, $17.99, 9780399257841
7. Little Blue Truck's Christmas
Alice Schertle, Jill McElmurry (Illus.), Harcourt, $14.99, 9780544320413
8. The Giving Tree
Shel Silverstein, Harper, $16.99, 9780060256654
9. Pete the Cat Saves Christmas
Eric Litwin, James Dean (Illus.), Harper, $17.99, 9780062110626
10. Skippyjon Jones Snow What
Judy Schachner, Dial, $17.99, 9780803737891


1. If I Stay
Gayle Forman, Speak, $10.99, 9780147514530
2. Unbroken (Young Adult Adaptation)
Laura Hillenbrand, Delacorte Press, $19.99, 9780385742511
3. Minecraft: Construction Handbook
Scholastic, $7.99, 9780545685177
4. Paper Towns
John Green, Speak, $9.99, 9780142414934
5. Looking for Alaska
John Green, Speak, $9.99, 9780142402511
6. Brown Girl Dreaming
Jacqueline Woodson, Nancy Paulsen Books, $16.99, 9780399252518
7. We Were Liars
E. Lockhart, Delacorte, $17.99, 9780385741262
8. Wonder
R.J. Palacio, Knopf, $16.99, 9780375869020
9. The Fault in Our Stars
John Green, Speak, $12.99, 9780142424179
10. Minecraft: Essential Handbook
Scholastic, $7.99, 9780545669931


1. Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul
Jeff Kinney, Amulet, $13.95, 9781419711893
2. The Maze Runner
James Dashner, Delacorte, $10.99, 9780385385206
3. The Scorch Trials (The Maze Runner, Book 2)
James Dashner, Ember, $9.99, 9780385738767
4. The Blood of Olympus (The Heroes of Olympus, Book Five)
Rick Riordan, Hyperion, $19.99, 9781423146735
5. Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone
J.K.Rowling, Scholastic, $10.99, 9780590353427
6. The Death Cure (The Maze Runner, Book 3)
James Dashner, Delacorte, $9.99, 9780385738781
7. Divergent
Veronica Roth, Katherine Tegen Books, $12.99, 9780062387240
8. Insurgent (Divergent, #2)
Veronica Roth, Katherine Tegen Books, $17.99, 9780062024046
9. The Lightning Thief (Percy Jackson and the Olympians, Book 1)
Rick Riordan, Hyperion, $7.99, 9781423134947
10. Mockingjay (The Final Book of the Hunger Games)
Suzanne Collins, Scholastic, $12.99, 9780545788298

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In This Issue

Special to the Southern List

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

Somewhere Safe With Somebody Good
Let Me Be Frank With You
Tom Clancy Full Force and Effect
The Paying Guests
The Invention of Wings
Edge of Eternity
Prince Lestat
Good Dog: True Stories of Love, Loss, and Loyalty
Jerry Lee Lewis: His Own Story
Rebel Yell
The Motivation Manifesto
Don't Give Up, Don't Give in: Lessons from an Extraordinary Lifeheight=
Me Before You
The Alchemist
Dept. of Speculation
The Death of Santini: The Story of a Father and His Son
Wreck This Journal
Unlikely Heroes
The Old Farmer's Almanac 2015
One Summer: America, 1927
A Dance With Dragons
The Catcher in the Rye
To Kill a Mockingbirdheight=
A Storm of Swords
A Feast for Crows
A Clash of Kings
The Giving Tree
Pete the Cat Saves Christmas


Events at Southen Indie Bookstores

AUTISM Book Club discusses AUTISM & THE MYTH OF THE PERSON ALONE  (book club)
01/07/2015, 01:00 pm
Malaprops Bookstore

MALAPROP'S Book Club discusses THE BARTENDER'S TALE  (book club)
01/07/2015, 07:00 pm
Malaprops Bookstore

Colleen Oakley signs Before I Go  (author appearance)
Colleen Oakley
01/07/2015, 07:00 pm
Eagle Eye Book Shop
Atlanta, GA

Author Event: Millionaire Rogue - Jessica Peterson  (author appearance)
Millionaire Rogue
01/07/2015, 07:00 pm
Park Road Books
Charlotte, NC

Sylvia Wilkinson- Big Cactus  (author appearance)
Sylvia Wilkinson
01/07/2015, 07:00 pm
Regulator Bookshop
durham, NC

J. Dana Trent -Saffron Cross  (author appearance)
J. Dana Trent
01/07/2015, 07:00 pm
Scuppernong Books
Greensboro, NC

FOR KIDS: Brandon Sanderson - Firefight - Gables  (author appearance)
Brandon Sanderson
01/08/2015, 06:30 pm
Books & Books Inc
Coral Gables, FL

Carolyn Klepser - Lost Miami Beach - Gables  (author appearance)
Carolyn Klepser
01/08/2015, 08:00 pm
Books & Books Inc
Coral Gables, FL

The Vero Beach Writer's Guild  (writers group)
01/08/2015, 05:00 pm
Vero Beach Book Center
Vero Beach, FL

Stuart Smith: Crude Justice: How I Fought Big Oil and Won, and What You Should Know About the New Environmental Attack on America  (author appearance)
Stuart Smith
01/08/2015, 06:00 pm
Garden District Book Shop
New Orleans, LA

Author Event: Little Book Of Do - Kel Landis  (author appearance)
Kel Landis III
01/08/2015, 07:00 pm
Park Road Books
Charlotte, NC

Alwyn Featherston- The Making of Heroes  (author appearance)
Alwyn Featherston
01/08/2015, 07:00 pm
Regulator Bookshop
durham, NC

Storytime Thursdays  (other event)
01/08/2015, 10:30 am
Fiction Addiction
Greenville, SC

Colleen Oakley Launch Party  (author appearance)
Colleen Oakley
01/08/2015, 06:30 pm
Fiction Addiction
Greenville, SC

The Writing Show: Social Media for Writers  (other event)
01/08/2015, 07:00 pm
Hub City Bookshop
Spartanburg, SC

House Broken: Book Launch with Sonja Yoerg  (author appearance)
Sonja Yoerg
01/08/2015, 06:30 pm
Fountain Bookstore
Richmond, VA

FOR Y/A: Amie Kaufman & Meagan Spooner - This Shattered World - Gables  (author appearance)
Amie Kaufman
01/09/2015, 08:00 pm
Books & Books Inc
Coral Gables, FL

Good Night, Sleep Tight (New Year) Story Hour  (other event)
01/09/2015, 05:00 pm
Octavia Books
New Orleans, LA

Bernie Schein -Famous All Over Town  (author appearance)
Bernie Schein
01/09/2015, 07:00 pm
Charlotte, NC

Author Event: Before I Go - Colleen Oakley  (author appearance)
Colleen Oakley
01/09/2015, 07:00 pm
Park Road Books
Charlotte, NC

Ruth Little - Cameron Park  (author appearance)
Ruth Little
01/09/2015, 07:00 pm
Quail Ridge Books & Music
Raleigh, NC

Christoper Boyle- Author of Mansfield Plantation  (author appearance)
Christoper Boyle
01/09/2015, 11:00 am
Litchfield Books
Pawleys Island, SC

Andrew Lawler
01/10/2015, 07:00 pm
Malaprops Bookstore

FOR KIDS: Stella G. Taylor - The Wizard  (author appearance)
Stella G. Taylor
01/10/2015, 02:00 pm
Books & Books Inc
Coral Gables, FL

FOR KIDS: Tinka Ellington Hooper - Hazel Wide Awake - Gables  (author appearance)
Tinka Ellington Hooper
01/10/2015, 10:30 am
Books & Books Inc
Coral Gables, FL

Dr. Michael K. Bagnell - Health Detectives - Gables  (author appearance)
Michael K. Bagnell
01/10/2015, 07:00 pm
Books & Books Inc
Coral Gables, FL

Nanci E LaGarenne  (author appearance)
Nanci E LaGarenne
Sanibel Island Bookshop
Sanibel, FL

Brad Taylor Presents NO FORTUNATE SON: A Pike Logan Thriller  (author appearance)
Brad Taylor
01/10/2015, 04:00 pm
Vero Beach Book Center
Vero Beach, FL

Community Service Celebration: Learn How to BE A CHANGEMAKER and Start Something That Matters  (other event)
01/10/2015, 06:30 pm
Avid Bookshop
Athens, GA

Octavia Books Science Fiction Book Club - LEXICON  (book club)
01/10/2015, 10:30 am
Octavia Books
New Orleans, LA

Rosary O'Neill Speaks and Signs New Orleans Carnival Krewes: The History, Spirit, and Secrets of Mardi Gras  (author appearance)
Rosary O'Neill
01/10/2015, 11:00 pm
Pass Christian Books
Pass Christian, MS

Charla Muller – Pretty Takes Practice  (author appearance)
Charla Muller
01/10/2015, 11:00 am
McIntyre's Fine Books
Pittsboro, NC

Laura Wagner – Hold Tight, Don’t Let Go  (author appearance)
Laura Wagner
01/10/2015, 02:00 pm
McIntyre's Fine Books
Pittsboro, NC

Mette Ivie Harrison – The Bishop’s Wife with guest Orson Scott Card   (author appearance)
Mette Ivie Harrison
01/10/2015, 11:00 am
McIntyre's Fine Books
Pittsboro, NC

Author Event: Vice Versa: A Detective Tale of Greed and Getting Off - Allen Cowan  (author appearance)
Allen Cowan
01/10/2015, 11:00 am
Park Road Books
Charlotte, NC

Lee Zacharias with Writing Nonfiction Workshop (Free)  (writers group)
01/10/2015, 09:30 am
Quail Ridge Books & Music
Raleigh, NC

TED M. ALEXANDER presents THE FALL OF SUMMER  (author appearance)
Ted M. Alexander
01/11/2015, 07:00 pm
Malaprops Bookstore

YA for Not-So-YAs Book Club: FEED by M.T. Anderson  (book club)
01/11/2015, 06:15 pm
Avid Bookshop
Athens, GA

Penny Hawkins presents the $2 Dinners Cookbook  (author appearance)
Penny Hawkins
01/11/2015, 03:00 pm
Flyleaf Books
Chapel Hill, NC

Author Event: Beyond Three Paths (#3 of the Beyond Series) - Maureen Miller  (author appearance)
Maureen Miller
01/11/2015, 02:00 pm
Park Road Books
Charlotte, NC

YA BOOK CLUB! - WINGER  (book club)
01/12/2015, 07:00 pm
Inkwood Books
Tampa, FL

Vero Beach Bookies discuss Angle of Repose  (book club)
01/12/2015, 10:30 am
Vero Beach Book Center
Vero Beach, FL

James W. Hall- The Big Finish   (author appearance)
James W. Hall
01/12/2015, 07:00 pm
Charlotte, NC

Smedes York discusses his memoir Growing Up With Raleigh  (author appearance)
Smedes York
01/12/2015, 07:00 pm
Flyleaf Books
Chapel Hill, NC

MYSTERY Book Club discusses ORDINARY GRACE  (book club)
01/12/2015, 07:00 pm
Malaprop's Bookstore/Cafe
Asheville, NC

Megan Mayhew Bergman -Almost Famous Women  (author appearance)
Megan Mayhew Bergman
01/12/2015, 07:00 pm
Regulator Bookshop
durham, NC

Meagan Spooner
01/13/2015, 07:00 pm
Malaprops Bookstore

ArtTuesdays Miami Networking - Gables  (other event)
01/13/2015, 06:30 pm
Books & Books Inc
Coral Gables, FL

Dave Romanelli - Happy is the New Healthy  (author appearance)
Dave Romanelli
01/13/2015, 08:00 pm
Books & Books Inc
Coral Gables, FL

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