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In which Mr. Pat Conroy describes his ideal writing day (which includes Mr. Doug Marlette being in a terrible bad mood), a family road trip does not include any time to stop and pee, and Ms. Jill McCorkle takes liberties with her hometown. 

September 25, 2016

In This Issue

Lady Banks' Commonplace Book | Read This! | Okra Picks | The List | Event Calendar | Southern Indie Bestsellers | Book and Author Gossip | STARS Author


Dearest Readers

How can summer already be behind us? Her ladyship knows it is so -- she sees the subtle seasonal indicators that mark the changing of the season; children standing on corners waiting for the school bus. Pots of mums for sale outside the supermarket. And most significantly... the newest crop of seasonal Okra Picks has just been announced!

Here are the books you'll be reading over the next few months:

Robert Walker
The King of the Birds
The Forgetting
Hungry is a Mighty Fine Sauce
Two By Two
The Home Place
Gertie's Leap to Greatness
The Book of Isaias
Among the Living
A Lowcountry Heart
Virgin and Other Stories
Love, Alice
A Question of Mercy


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 Fire This TimeHomegoing, AD

Here's the down south story we didn't tell you: sixteen hours in and Jack can't feel her feet bu we never stop. Our uncle asleep at the wheel and we that closer to death with each mile. Turned around again and again before GPS, we learned North Carolina is a long state: tobacco taller than us, the fields and fields of it, no washing it out of our clothes, the air so wet and thick of it, choking us.

Jack won't fly. Full grown with a dead granddaddy and still she won't fly, she tells us I-95 has always been the way back home so we gun it. Straight through, no stopping, sixteen hours and Jack doesn't care how bad we need to pee, she says Hold it. Sixteen ours till we say the palmetto trees and smelled the paper mill and knew Savage Road was in sight.

Georgie 'n' em got Grandaddy laid out in the front room like a piece of furniture and ushers fanning the top of Grandmama's head. We couldn't find our place in the business of departing: hams out the oven, lemon cake iced, organ tuned, tea made, napkins folded, the children's black patent leather shoes set out for the dirt road come morning.

Kima Jones, in Jesmyn Ward's The Fire This Time (Scribner Book Company, 2016) 9781501126345

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Read This!

Recommended reading from Southern Indie Booksellers

Quail Ridge Books, in Raleigh, North Carolina

MischlingFrom Kent: I never stop recommending Thad Carhart's memoir of the second time he moved to France, The Piano Shop on the Left Bank, which is a primer on the workings of pianos, and a sheer delight to read. Now, in MischlingFinding Fontainebleau: An American Boy in France (Viking $27), Carhart goes back to 1954, when his family of seven moved into a charming old mansion near the Château de Fontainebleau (his father was a NATO official), and immersed themselves in a France still recovering from WWII. His rich experiences as a kid alternate with chapters on the history of the chateau and the assorted French kings who inhabited it. And when he has returned to Fontainebleau as an adult, he gets to share in a restoration of the chateau, and retrace the steps of his childhood in a way we all sometimes wish we could. A perfect book for a summer escape to a very different place and time. 

A Gentleman in MoscowFrom Sarah: I haven't had this much fun reading a book in a long time! In A Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towles (Viking $27), Count Alexander Rostov, one of the great characters in modern fiction, reads like he leaped off the pages of a Tolstoy novel and landed in 1922, where he is placed under house arrest in Moscow's grand Metropol Hotel. The Count is elegant, sophisticated, erudite without being stuffy, wickedly funny, and in love with life. Towles takes you through 32 years of Russian history with a wonderful cast of characters, and a delightfully suspenseful plot. After 480 pages you will still mourn when you reach the end. Even better than his delightful debut, Rules of Civility. We've got a limited number of signed copies available. 

Here I AmFrom Mamie: Don’t be put off by the strong sexual language at the beginning of Here I Am by Jonathan Safran Foer (Farrar, Straus and Giroux $28). It leads you to the skillfully told story of Jacob Bloch, his wife Julia, and their three sons. The growing tension and a destructive earthquake in the Middle East parallel the deterioration of the Blochs’ marriage. Having waited over a decade for a novel by Foer, author of two of my favorites--Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close and Everything is Illuminated--I realize that Foer has only become a more eloquent and empathetic storyteller, willing to take on the difficult issues of our time. 

The RisenFrom Rosemary: I'd be happy to read Ron Rash's grocery lists. Rash stays centered in western North Carolina in his new novel, The Risen(Ecco $25.99). But he moves from the sweeping forest vista of Serena and the moral issues of WWI (The Cove) to a more intimate setting. Two brothers have taken very different paths. When the events of a long-ago summer literally rise up, their family history and dynamics come bubbling up, too. 


From Avid Bookshop in Athens, Georgia

Underground RailroadTyler loves The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead: This is the story of Cora and her escape northward from a plantation in Georgia. Her means is the Underground Railroad, a literal underground network of tunnels and rails. Each time she surfaces, Cora finds herself in a different cultural landscape, all strange and dangerous in their own ways. It is a narrative built on true horror, spun into a fascinating but awful dystopic alternate history. Completely brutal, ingenious, and powerful. 


PondJanet loves Pond by Claire-Louise Bennett: Interesting, contemplative, lovely, and full of exquisite prose, Pond is hard for me to define. It's low on plot but high on character development and imagery, and I appreciated how the lead character was revealed little by little through her actions and not-necessarily-reliable brand of honesty.  Also: THAT COVER! #swoon 

Four Roads CrossCaleb loves Four Roads Cross by Max Gladstone: Gladstone's Craft Sequence is the most finely-crafted Urban Fantasy I've seen in years. When money is your soul and corporations are gods and all-powerful skeleton men, who looks our for the little guys? (Magical necromancer lawyers.) 



Flyleaf Books in Chapel Hill, North Carolina

Dancing with the TigerDancing with the Tiger by Lili Wright

The eye of this whirlwind of narcos, chance, mezcal, fate and the opposing wills of la Virgen Guadalupe and Santa Muerte takes place in Oaxaca, Mexico. In a wild chase for Montezuma's funerary mask, these characters forge and recombine alliances as easily and often as a kaleidoscope. The world of posh art collectors clashes with the underbelly they rely on to supply their expensive tastes. Sultry and serrated as a desert landscape, punctuated with humor and polished one-liners. All business, all personal.  -- Amanda 

A Song to Take the World ApartA Song to Take the World Apart by Zan Romanoff

A Song to Take the World Apart is immersive, engaging, and full of teenage emotion. Romanoff explores ancient folklore and the way our pasts impact our futures, all through Lorelai's imperfect teenage mind and body. This novel is about the beauty of magic and uncertainty in one girl's family and the daily struggles and singular experiences everyone faces as they come of age.-- Johanna 

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Okra Picks: Lowcountry Book Club

Lowcountry Book Club“Boyer delivers a beach read filled with quirky, endearing characters and a masterfully layered mystery, all set in the lush lowcountry. Don’t miss this one!” – Mary Alice Monroe, New York Times Bestselling Author of A Lowcountry Wedding

“Boyer writes with humor, grace, and Southern grit in this charmer of a Carolina tale.” – Gretchen Archer, USA Today Bestselling Author of Double Knot

“The authentically Southern Boyer writes with heart, insight, and a deep understanding of human nature.” – Hank Phillippi Ryan, Agatha Award-Winning Author of What You See

“Boyer deftly shapes characters with just enough idiosyncrasies without succumbing to clichés while infusing her lighthearted plot with an insightful look at families.” – Oline Cogdill, South Florida Sun Sentinel

Somebody pushed Shelby Poinsett out her second-floor library window and it wasn’t her husband. At least that’s what Charleston’s most prestigious law firm wants Liz Talbot to prove. Liz must run the spectrum of Southern society, from the local homeless shelter where Shelby volunteered to the one-hundred-year-old book club where Charleston’s genteel ladies are dying to join, to bring a killer to justice.


Okra Picks

The List: September Staff Picks from Inkwood Books


Darktown Underground Railroad Elite Mr. Eternity 

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Book & Author Gossip

Lowcountry Heart‘Yoo-hoo, boy! This is going to be good! 

Pat Conroy's ideal writing day. 

The World's Largest Man"Comic memoir about growing up with a father of outsized presence" 

Harrison Scott Key wins Thurber Prize

"locally owned and loved"

Coffee Tree Books is a center for its community



Miss JaneHer irrepressible vitality and generous spirit give her the strength to live her life as she pleases 

Brad Watson, University of Wyoming Creative Writing Program associate professor, is a nominee for the prestigious National Book Award.

“It’s something about him. It’s him. Yeah, this is a cool place, but he makes the place.”

Cottonwood Books is a local fixture

Life After Life“My fictional town looked a whole lot like Lumberton,” she said. “I’ve just taken the liberty of moving it about 30 miles toward the coast.” 

Jill McCorkle wins 2016 Thomas Wolfe Prize

"Literary Innovation: A Juried National Exhibition Inspired by William Faulkner and Ernest Hemingway"

The Catapult Exhibit

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The NC Literary Hall of Fame

Several years ago, her ladyship, the editor found herself driving up and down unfamiliar country roads, occasionally trapped by men driving slow moving farming equipment, and in general feeling more and more uncomfortable in her fancier-than-usual outfit. It had been a long drive, especially in high-heeled shoes. But it was a warm fall day and her ladyship's destination was the beautiful Weymouth Center in the Piedmont area of North Carolina, where the biennial induction ceremony of the North Carolina Literary Hall of Fame is held among the gardens of the historic house, shaded by the old long leaf pines. A beautiful place to honor the best of North Carolina literature

On October 16, the NC Literary Hall of Fame will again gather to induct new members into the hallowed halls (actually, the warm and inviting study of Mr. James Boyd, friend and patron to many writers, from F. Scott Fitzgerald to Thomas Wolfe, William Faulkner to Sherwood Anderson). This year's inductees are each already well loved: Clyde Edgerton (Raney), Margaret Maron (Bootlegger's Daughter) and Carl Sandburg (American Songbag):


Announcing the 2016 North Carolina Literary Hall of Fame Inductees

© David Leone

SOUTHERN PINES—On Sunday, October 16, at 2:00 pm, the North Carolina Literary Hall of Fame will induct three new members.

Clyde EdgertonMargaret Maron, and Carl Sandburg will join the fifty-seven inductees currently enshrined, in a ceremony at theWeymouth Center for the Arts and Humanities in Southern Pines.

The North Carolina Literary Hall of Fame celebrates and promotes the state’s rich literary heritage by commemorating its leading authors and encouraging the continued flourishing of great literature. Inductions are held every other year. A list of inductees, as well as samples of their work and video clips of past inductions, can be found online at

Clyde Edgerton, raised in the Bethesda community near Durham, is the author of ten novels, a book of advice, a memoir, short stories, and essays. Three of his novels—RaneyWalking Across Egypt, and Killer Diller—have been made into feature films, and seven of his books have been adapted for the stage.

He has been a Guggenheim Fellow, and five of his novels have been New York Times Notable Books. He is a member of the Fellowship of Southern Writers and is the Thomas S. Kenan III Distinguished Professor of Creative Writing at UNC Wilmington. He lives in Wilmington, NC, with his wife, Kristina, and their children.

© Robert J. Witchger

Margaret Maron is the author of thirty novels and two collections of short stories. Winner of several major American awards for mysteries (Edgar, Agatha, Anthony, Macavity), her works are on the reading lists of various courses in contemporary Southern literature and have been translated into sixteen languages. She has served as president of Sisters in Crime, the American Crime Writers League, and Mystery Writers of America.

A native Tar Heel—and a cousin of 2014 NCLHOF inductee Shelby Stephenson—she lives on her family’s farm a few miles southeast of Raleigh, the setting for Bootlegger’s Daughter, which is numbered among the 100 Favorite Mysteries of the Century as selected by the Independent Mystery Booksellers Association. In 2004, she received the Sir Walter Raleigh Award for best North Carolina novel of the year. In 2008, she was honored with the North Carolina Award for Literature, the state’s highest civilian honor. In 2013, she was named a Grand Master by Mystery Writers of America for lifetime achievement, and won the R. Hunt Parker Award for Significant Contributions to the Literature of North Carolina.

Carl Sandburg was born in a three-room cottage in Galesburg, Illinois, in 1878. The son of Swedish immigrants, young Sandburg spent time as a milkman, bricklayer, wheat thresher, shoeshiner, hobo, and soldier before making his name as a journalist, biographer, and poet. He won his first Pulitzer Prize in 1940 for his multi-volume biography of Abraham Lincoln, and his second in 1951 for his Complete Poems.

In 1945, Sandburg and his family—along with their herd of prize-winning goats and their collection of thousands of books—moved to a farm outside Flat Rock, now the Carl Sandburg Home National Historic Site. Sandburg died there in 1967.

The North Carolina Literary Hall of Fame was founded in 1996, under the leadership of poet laureate Sam Ragan, and is a program of the North Carolina Writers’ Network. Since 2008, the Network and the Weymouth Center collaborate with the North Carolina Center for the Book, the North Carolina Humanities Council, and the North Carolina Collection of the Wilson Library at UNC-Chapel Hill to produce the induction ceremony and to promote the NCLHOF and North Carolina’s literary heritage.

For more information, visit the North Carolina Literary Hall of Fame at or the North Carolina Writers’ Network at

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Meet Sara Higinbotham

Susan HiginbothamMy PhD is in early modern literature and my scholarship centers around the intersections of literature and law. I’ve written about the violence of the law in early modern England, critical prison theory, and human rights in children’s literature. My publications appear in Law, Culture, and the Humanities, Columbia Human Rights Law Review, Contemporary Justice Review, The Social History of Crime and Punishment in the United States, Wake Forest Law Review, and Reading Milton. I co-authored a recent book, Human Rights and Children’s Literature: Imagination and the Narrative of Law . For the last eight years, I’ve taught at a men’s prison outside Atlanta, a place where I’ve found — ironically — unparalleled intellectual freedom and creative collaboration. Along with my friend and colleague Bill Taft, I co-direct the nonprofit Common Good Atlanta, which seeks to connect the humanities to the community. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Human Rights in Children's Literature

Human Rights in Children's LiteratureHow can children grow to realize their inherent rights and respect the rights of others? In this book, authors Jonathan Todres and Sarah Higinbotham explore this question through both human rights law and children's literature. Both international and domestic law affirm that children have rights, but how are these norms disseminated so that they make a difference in children's lives? Human rights education research demonstrates that when children learn about human rights, they exhibit greater self-esteem and respect the rights of others. The Convention on the Rights of the Child -- the most widely-ratified human rights treaty -- not only ensures that children have rights, it also requires that states make those rights "widely known, by appropriate and active means, to adults and children alike." This first-of-its-kind requirement for a human rights treaty indicates that if rights are to be meaningful to the lives of children, then government and civil society must engage with those rights in ways that are relevant to children. Human Rights in Children's Literature investigates children's rights under international law -- identity and family rights, the right to be heard, the right to be free from discrimination, and other civil, political, economic, social and cultural rights -- and considers the way in which those rights are embedded in children's literature from Peter Rabbit to Horton Hears a Who to Harry Potter. This book traverses children's rights law, literary theory, and human rights education to argue that in order for children to fully realize their human rights, they first have to imagine and understand them.

Request a visit from Sara Higinbotham via your local bookstore!

Southern Indie Bestsellers

For the week ending September 18. 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 
See the full list here
Printable versions: Hardcover | Paperback | Children.


1. Commonwealth
Ann Patchett, Harper, $27.99, 9780062491794
okra2. Razor Girl
Carl Hiaasen, Knopf, $27.95, 9780385349741
3. The Underground Railroad
Colson Whitehead, Doubleday, $26.95, 9780385542364
4. Nutshell
Ian McEwan, Nan A. Talese, $24.95, 9780385542074
5. A Great Reckoning
Louise Penny, Minotaur, $28.99, 9781250022134


1. Hillbilly Elegy
J.D. Vance, Harper, $27.99, 9780062300546
2. Killing the Rising Sun: How America Vanquished World War II Japan
Bill O'Reilly, Martin Dugard, Holt, $30, 9781627790628
3. The Upside of Inequality: How Good Intentions Undermine the Middle Class
Edward Conard, Portfolio, $29, 9781595231239
4. Hustle: The Power to Charge Your Life with Money, Meaning, and Momentum
Neil Patel, et al., Rodale, $26.99, 9781623367169
5. Best. State. Ever.: A Florida Man Defends His Homeland
Dave Barry, Putnam, $27, 9781101982600

Also of note:

okra8. The Risen
Ron Rash, Ecco, $25.99, 9780062436313
okra4. Raymie Nightingale
Kate DiCamillo, Candlewick, $16.99, 9780763681173

Special to the Southern List
The RisenBest State EverThings Fall ApartJust Mercy

Click on a book to purchase from a great indie bookstore! See the full Southern Indie Bestseller list and the books that are Special to the Southern List here.

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Events at Southern Indie Bookstores

See the full calendar | Find a Southern Indie Bookstore near you

Craig Johnson – An Obvious Fact  (author appearance)
Craig Johnson | 09/17/2017, 11:00 am | McIntyre's Fine Books | Pittsboro, NC

OFFSITE: Carl Hiaasen - Razor Girl - Gables  (author appearance)
Carl Hiaasen | 09/28/2016, 07:30 pm | Books & Books Inc | Coral Gables, FL

Cynthia Graubart Book Signing  (author appearance)
Cynthia Graubart | 09/28/2016, 07:00 pm | A Cappella Books | Atlanta, GA

Chef John Currence's BIG BAD BREAKFAST: Book Signing Event at 5 & 10  (author appearance)
John Currence | 09/28/2016, 05:00 pm | Avid Bookshop | Athens, GA

Meet Author Ben Hatke: Mighty Jack  (author appearance)
Ben Hatke | 09/28/2016, 06:30 pm | Avid Bookshop | Athens, GA

TRENTON LEE STEWART presents THE SECRET KEEPERS (YA)  (author appearance)
Trenton Lee Stewart | 09/28/2016, 07:00 pm | Malaprop's Bookstore/Cafe | Asheville, NC

Author Event: Jeff Diamant - Heist: The Oddball Crew Behind the $17 Million Loomis Fargo Theft  (author appearance)
Jeff Diamant | 09/28/2016, 07:00 pm | Park Road Books | Charlotte, NC

Jennifer Brulé & Fred Thompson - Two Southern Cookbooks (& samples)  (author appearance)
Jennifer Brulé | 09/28/2016, 07:00 pm | Quail Ridge Books & Music | Raleigh, NC

Author event with Paul Freedman author of Ten Restaurants That Changed America  (author appearance)
Paula Freedman | 09/28/2016, 06:30 pm | Parnassus Books | Nashville, TN

Juana Medina  (author appearance)
Juana Medina | 09/28/2016, 06:00 pm | Hooray For Books | Alexandria, VA

Acclaimed astrologer and bestselling author Leslie McGuirk presents The Power Of Mercury  (author appearance)
Leslie McGuirk | 09/29/2016, 06:00 pm | Vero Beach Book Center | Vero Beach, FL

Wenonah Hauter - Frackopoly  (author appearance)
Wenonah Hauter | 09/29/2016, 07:00 pm | A Cappella Books | Atlanta, GA

Author Event: Landis Wade - Legally Binding Christmas  (author appearance)
Landis Wade | 09/29/2016, 07:00 pm | Park Road Books | Charlotte, NC

Trenton Lee Stewart - The Secret Keepers  (author appearance)
Trenton Lee Stewart | 09/29/2016, 07:00 pm | Quail Ridge Books & Music | Raleigh, NC

Jennifer Brulé, Learn to Cook 25 Southern Classics 3 Ways  (author appearance)
Jennifer Brulé | 09/29/2016, 07:00 pm | Regulator Bookshop | Durham, NC

Storytime Thursday  (author appearance)
09/29/2016, 10:30 am | Fiction Addiction | Greenville, SC

Kathryn Smith  (author appearance)
Kathryn Smith | 09/29/2016, 06:00 pm | Hub City Bookshop | Spartanburg, SC

okraCorey Mesler  (author appearance)
Corey Mesler | 09/29/2016, 05:30 pm | Burke's Book Store | Memphis, TN

James Dashner  (author appearance)
James Dashner | 09/30/2016, 04:30 pm | Page & Palette | Fairhope, AL

Local Author Book Party: Jefferson Bass for Without Mercy: A Body Farm Novel  (author appearance)
Jefferson Bass | 09/30/2016, 06:30 pm | Avid Bookshop | Athens, GA

okraRon Rash to Present His New Novel  (author appearance)
Ron Rash | 09/30/2016, 06:30 pm | City Lights Bookstore | Sylva, NC

Jennifer Brulé presents Learn to Cook 25 Southern Classics 3 Ways at The Root Cellar  (author appearance)
Jennifer Brulé | 09/30/2016, 12:00 pm | Flyleaf Books | Chapel Hill, NC

JEFF ALT signing THE ADVENTURES OF BUBBA JONES  (author appearance)
Jeff Alt | 09/30/2016, 01:00 pm | Malaprop's Bookstore/Cafe | Asheville, NC

REGIONAL FOCUS: JOSEPH MEIGS presents ARTIST'S TALES  (author appearance)
Joseph Meigs | 09/30/2016, 07:00 pm | Malaprop's Bookstore/Cafe | Asheville, NC

Angela Pisel - With Love From the Inside  (author appearance)
Angela Pisel | 09/30/2016, 07:00 pm | Quail Ridge Books & Music | Raleigh, NC

Patrick Phillips, Blood at the Root  (author appearance)
Patrick Phillips | 09/30/2016, 07:00 pm | Regulator Bookshop | Durham, NC

Poet Charlotte Matthews, Whistle What Can’t Be Said  (author appearance)
Charlotte Matthews | 09/30/2016, 07:00 pm | Scuppernong Books | Greensboro, NC

Kathryn Smith Author of The Gatekeeper  (author appearance)
Kathryn Smith | 09/30/2016 | Litchfield Books | Pawleys Island, SC

Author event with Leigh Bardugo author of Crooked Kingdom  (author appearance)
Leigh Bardugo | 09/30/2016, 06:30 pm | Parnassus Books | Nashville, TN

Reception and book launch for Maria Cornelius, author of The Final Season: The Perseverance of Pat Summitt  (author appearance)
Maria Cornelius | 09/30/2016, 05:30 pm | Union Avenue Books | Knoxville, TN

James Ponti  (author appearance)
James Ponti | 09/30/2016, 06:00 pm | Hooray For Books | Alexandria, VA

Katherine Clark - The Harvard Bride: A Mountain Brook Novel  (author appearance)
Katherine Clark | 10/01/2016 | Alabama Booksmith | Birmingham, AL

Ben Montgomery | 10/01/2016, 03:00 pm | Inkwood Books | Tampa, FL

Promise of the Black Monks  (author appearance)
Robert E. Hirsch | 10/01/2016, 01:00 pm | Lemuria Books | Jackson, MS

ALTON BROWN presents EVERYDAYCOOK  (author appearance)
Alton Brown | 10/01/2016, 07:00 pm | Malaprop's Bookstore/Cafe | Asheville, NC

Patrick Phillips – Blood at the Root  (author appearance)
Patrick Phillips | 10/01/2016, 11:00 am | McIntyre's Fine Books | Pittsboro, NC

Author Event: Michael Roels - Turning Pain in to Love  (author appearance)
Michael Roels | 10/01/2016, 11:00 am | Park Road Books | Charlotte, NC

Kerri Maniscalco - Stalking Jack the Ripper  (author appearance)
Kerri Maniscalco | 10/01/2016, 03:00 pm | Quail Ridge Books & Music | Raleigh, NC

Author Signing and Talk  (author appearance)
Kathryn Smith | 10/01/2016, 02:00 pm | Edisto Bookstore | Edisto Island, SC

Author event with Kate Dopriak author of You're My Boo  (author appearance)
Kate Dopirak | 10/01/2016, 02:00 pm | Parnassus Books | Nashville, TN

Election Prep Event with Jack Trammell and Guy Terrell!   (author appearance)
Guy Terrell | 10/01/2016, 02:00 pm | Fountain Bookstore | Richmond, VA

Mary Parry presents her picture book Sadie McGrady Runs for President  (author appearance)
Mary Parry | 10/02/2016, 12:00 pm | Flyleaf Books | Chapel Hill, NC

POETRIO  (author appearance)
Sue Weaver | 10/02/2016, 03:00 pm | Malaprop's Bookstore/Cafe | Asheville, NC

Arnold Johanson, Valerie Macon & Maureen Sherbondy - An Afternoon of Poetry  (author appearance)
Arnie Johanson | 10/02/2016, 02:00 pm | Quail Ridge Books & Music | Raleigh, NC

Patrick Phillips: Blood at the Root  (author appearance)
Patrick Phillips | 10/02/2016, 02:00 pm | The Country Bookshop | Southern Pines, NC

okraGertie's Leap to Greatness by Kate Beasley  (author appearance)
Kate Beasley | 10/03/2016, 03:00 pm | Lemuria Books | Jackson, MS

PAULETTE JILES presents NEWS OF THE WORLD  (author appearance)
Paulette Jiles | 10/03/2016, 07:00 pm | Malaprop's Bookstore/Cafe | Asheville, NC

Author event with Sarah Sadler author of Southernmost  (author appearance)
Sarah Sadler | 10/03/2016, 06:30 pm | Parnassus Books | Nashville, TN

James and Kimberly Dean  (author appearance)
James and | 10/04/2016, 04:30 pm | Page & Palette | Fairhope, AL

Winston Groom at The Steeple  (author appearance)
Winston Groom | 10/04/2016, 06:00 pm | Page & Palette | Fairhope, AL

Kaye Minchew Book Signing  (author appearance)
Kaye Minchew | 10/04/2016, 07:00 pm | A Cappella Books | Atlanta, GA

Avid Poetry Series: Masande Ntshanga with Gabrielle Hovendon  (author appearance)
10/04/2016, 07:00 pm | Avid Bookshop | Athens, GA

The Land of Rowan Oak by Ed Croom  (author appearance)
Ed Croom | 10/04/2016, 05:00 pm | Lemuria Books | Jackson, MS

D. G. Martin - North Carolina's Roadside Eateries  (author appearance)
D. G. | 10/04/2016, 07:00 pm | Quail Ridge Books & Music | Raleigh, NC

Ryan McKaig, Bull City Blues  (author appearance)
Ryan McKaig | 10/04/2016, 07:00 pm | Regulator Bookshop | Durham, NC

Book Your Lunch with Charlaine Harris  (author appearance)
Charlaine Harris | 10/04/2016, 01:00 pm | Fiction Addiction | Greenville, SC

Author event with Belle Blackburn and Leanne W. Smith  (author appearance)
Belle Blackburn | 10/04/2016, 06:30 pm | Parnassus Books | Nashville, TN

Adam Gidwitz  (author appearance)
Adam Gidwitz | 10/04/2016, 06:30 pm | Hooray For Books | Alexandria, VA

Winston Groom at The Book Cellar  (author appearance)
Winston Groom | 10/05/2016, 06:00 pm | Page & Palette | Fairhope, AL

Author Emma Donoghue: THE WONDER  (author appearance)
Emma Donoghue | 10/05/2016, 06:30 pm | Avid Bookshop | Athens, GA

okraThomas Mullen-Darktown & Gray Stewart Haylow  (author appearance)
Thomas Mullen | 10/05/2016, 07:15 pm | Eagle Eye Book Shop | Atlanta, GA

Book Launch -- Author Mark Byrd  (author appearance)
Mark Byrd | 10/05/2016, 06:00 pm | FoxTale Book Shoppe | Woodstock, GA

Errol Laborde - ESSENTIAL NEW ORLEANS: 15 Places We Love  (author appearance)
Errol Laborde | 10/05/2016, 06:00 pm | Octavia Books | New Orleans, LA

Sherry Turkle - Reclaiming Conversation  (author appearance)
Sherry Turkle | 10/05/2016, 07:00 pm | Quail Ridge Books & Music | Raleigh, NC

Syl Sobel  (author appearance)
Syl Sobel | 10/05/2016, 06:00 pm | Hooray For Books | Alexandria, VA

Authors Round the South


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