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{The books we didn't know we were waiting for.}

In which Ms. Lisa Howorth writes about what she doesn't know, Ms. Patti Callahan Henry writes the book we've all been waiting for, and Mr. Alan Gratz writes a book especially for people who love his favorite bookstore.

June 29, 2014

Dear readers,

In her ladyship's garden the okra is only about a foot and a half high, but in the land of SIBA it is ready for harvest: The 2014 Summer Okra Picks have just been announced...a dozen more books to look forward to in the upcoming months. Mermaids to Moons, Dollbabies to Dragonflies, Storykeepers to Southern Foodies...there is even a smattering of poetry in the harvest basket.

Okra PicksThe 2014 Summer Okra Picks

The House on Mermaid Point byWendy Wax
9780425263327 | Paperback | Berkley Publishing Group | 07/01/2014  | 15.00

Dollbaby  by Laura Lane McNeal
9780670014736 | Hardcover | Pamela Dorman Books | 07/03/2014 | 26.95

The Girls of August  by Anne Rivers Siddons
9780446527958 | Hardcover | Grand Central Publishing | 07/08/2014 | 27.00

Cancel the Wedding  by Carolyn Dingman
9780062276728  | Paperback |  Harper Paperbacks | 08/05/2014 | 15.99

Palmetto Moon: A Lowcountry Novel  by Kim Boykin
9780425272107  | Paperback | Berkley Publishing Group | 08/05/2014 | 15.00

Poems of the American South by David Biespiel
9780375712449 | Hardcover | Everyman's Library | 08/05/2014 | 14.95

Season of the Dragonflies  by Sarah Creech
9780062307521 | Hardcover | William Morrow & Company | 08/12/2014 | 25.99

The Southern Foodie's Guide to the Pig: A Culinary Tour of Fifty of the South's Best Restaurants and the Recipes That Made Them Famous  by Chris Chamberlain
9781401605025  | Paperback | Thomas Nelson Publishers | 09/01/2014 | 24.99

The Story Keeper  by Lisa Wingate
9781414386898 | Paperback | Tyndale House Publishers | 09/01/2014 | 14.99

Somewhere Safe with Somebody Good: The New Mitford Novel  by Jan Karon
9780399167447 |  Hardcover | Putnam Adult | 09/02/2014 | 27.95

The Edible South: The Power of Food and the Making of an American Region by Marcie Cohen Ferris
9781469617688 | Hardcover |  University of North Carolina Press | 09/22/2014 | 35.00

So...what to read next? Well, now you know.

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 House on Mermaid PointAlthough she hadn’t exactly planned it, Madeline Singer had recently achieved two things that surprised her: a senior citizen discount; and the legal right to date.

Over the course of her twenty-seven-year marriage, Madeline had fulfilled many roles and been described in a variety of ways. She’d begun as a young bride, morphed quite happily into a suburban housewife, and genuinely enjoyed the years spent taking care of her husband and two children that followed. Two years ago, for a time so brief she wasn’t sure it should count, she’d become an “empty nester,” eagerly anticipating what she was sure would be a new and exciting phase of her life. That anticipation had been blotted out by the discovery that she was, in fact, a Ponzi victim; a dark thundercloud of reality that had forever changed her, her family, and her life but which had been rimmed with a silver lining of unsuspected inner strength and sense of purpose. She could now be described by two words that she’d never imagined joined together. Those words were “fifty-one” and “single.”

--Wendy Wax, The House on Mermaid Point (Berkley Trade , 2014) 9780425263327

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Book & Author Gossip

Awesome Indies

Four southern bookshops made Paste Magazine's list of "awesome indies": Malaprop's in Asheville, NC; A Reader's Corner in Lexington, KY; Avid Bookshop in Athens, GA; The Fountain Bookstore in Richmond, VA.

All you have to do is ask

Natchez BurningAll you have to do is ask. That’s how to keep small life-knitting memories from being lost. It’s how to save tales of your grandma’s favorite toy, your mother’s best friend, your dad’s first love. Knowing those stories preserves history that books may never hold. And to get those stories, all you have to do is ask and listen. But, as in the new novel “ Natchez Burning” by Greg Iles, be prepared for what you hear.

Books on Broadway

A Hopewell native has returned to his hometown to bring the written word to downtown Hopewell. Samuel Thompson, 70, owner and operator of Wellington House Booksellers on Broadway, wanted to come back to not only sell books but help the residents of Hopewell learn how to write and publish their own works.

Flying Shoes

Writing what you don't know

When Howorth was a teenager in 1966, her 9-year-old stepbrother was molested and killed near their home in Bethesda. At the time, the crime was covered on the front page of The Washington Post. His killer has never been found. “There hadn’t been organized searches or milk cartons or Amber alerts or DNA in those days,” Howorth writes in her debut novel, “Flying Shoes.” “Kids didn’t disappear and weren’t killed then. They weren’t sex objects. They didn’t get left to broil in parked cars and day-care vans; there wasn’t such a thing as day care. Newborns weren’t found in Dumpsters. Dumpsters didn’t even exist.”

The Stories We Tell

The book we've been waiting for

It has been a great thrill to follow the career of novelist Patti Callahan Henry for years and years. She has published one book after another and all of them have been successes. Henry strikes a chord with her readers because she bares her heart and her soul in her works. Still there was always an indication that Henry was capable of creating something bigger, better and more compelling. There had to be a story inside her that would reveal more of her talent to the world. Her latest novel, The Stories We Tell, does just that.

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STARS Authors

STARSWhat are "STARS" authors? These are authors listing in the Southern Traveling Authors Registration Service--a directory of authors who live in, or are traveling in the South and are interested in meeting with book clubs, civic groups, classrooms, and readers of all kinds. The STARS directory is brought to you by Southern Indie Booksellers, who want to connect readers with their favorite writers.

Meet Wendy Wax

Wendy WaxWendy Wax, a former broadcaster, is the author of nine novels including Ocean Beach and Ten Beach Road. The mother of two college-age sons, she lives in the Atlanta suburbs with her husband, and is doing her best to adjust to the quiet of her recently emptied nest.

Request Wendy for a book club or event

Wendy's Profile Page on STARS

 

“If you’re a sucker for plucky women who rise to the occasion, this is for you.”—USA Today 

The House on Mermaid PointIn this new novel from the author of Ten Beach Road and Ocean Beach, three unlikely friends who were thrown together by disaster get a do-over on life, love, and happiness . . . 
Maddie, Avery, and Nikki first got to know one another—perhaps all too well—while desperately restoring a beachfront mansion to its former grandeur. Now they’re putting that experience to professional use. But their latest project has presented some challenges they couldn’t have dreamed up in their wildest fantasies—although the house does belong to a man who actually was Maddie’s wildest fantasy once . . .

Rock-and-roll legend “William the Wild” Hightower may be past his prime, estranged from his family, and creatively blocked, but he’s still worshiped by fans—which is why he guards his privacy on his own island in the Florida Keys. He’s not thrilled about letting this crew turn his piece of paradise into a bed-and-breakfast for a reality show . . . though he is intrigued by Maddie. Hard as that is for her to believe as a newly single woman who can barely manage a dog paddle in the dating pool.

But whether it’s an unexpected flirtation with a bona fide rock star, a strained mother-daughter relationship, or a sudden tragedy, these women are in it together. The only thing that might drive them apart is being trapped on a houseboat with one bathroom . . .

See the full list of authors in the STARS Program online here and find the authors touring in your area here

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Lady Banks {Book} Trailer Park

Heart Wide Open

Heart Wide Open“I know two things about Shellie Tomlinson without question: she is an incredibly gifted storyteller with a sense of humor that never fails to save me from despair, and she is a true woman of deep and abiding faith. What I didn’t know until now is that she is able to use both those qualities to teach us how to embrace an intimate relationship with God. In Heart Wide Open she has made me laugh aloud one moment and then be moved with the wisdom of her words at the next line. Shellie shows us how to take the two great commandments—to love God with all our hearts and to love our neighbors as ourselves—and integrate those things into the perfume of our everyday lives. Regardless of how long you have been on your faith journey, you will discover wisdom in these pages that will draw you closer to God and show you how to love His people with more patience. And, my friends, at the close of the day that is what it’s all about.”

—River Jordan, author of Praying for Strangers

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Of Shakespeare, Rayguns and Independent Bookstores: A note from Alan Gratz


 Alan Gratz  

In 2007, I learned an important lesson about independent bookstores.

My second novel, Something Rotten, a contemporary young adult mystery based on Shakespeare's Hamlet, came out that year from Penguin. I expected that it, like my first novel, would be carried everywhere—by independents and chains and online. But a few months away from the publication date, my editor e-mailed to tell me the bad news: Barnes & Noble wouldn't be carrying my new book. The one person who chose what books all six hundred-plus Barnes & Noble stores would carry had decided that mine wouldn't be one of them. “We don't do well with Shakespeare adaptations,” Barnes & Noble's book buyer said. And that was it.

My second book was saved by independent bookstores like Malaprop's. With separate book buyers at each bookstore across the country, they each made the decision about whether or not to carry my book. And most did. Independent booksellers made Something Rotten a success, and for that and everything they've done for the five books that followed, I'm eternally grateful. As thanks, and to help make sure that every book and author and reader get a chance to connect, my family and I have committed to buying our books only from independent booksellers like Malaprop's, our local indie.

The League of SevenSo when the time came to promote my eighth book, the first in a middle-grade steampunk fantasy trilogy called The League of Seven, I wanted to find a way to not only sell books, but sell books through Malaprop's. I'd seen online retailers offer digital short stories that download free with the purchase of ebooks, and thought, why can't Malaprop's and I do the same thing with my good-old-fashioned print book and a specially-printed short story? So that's just what we're doing.

The League of Seven is the story of seven super-powered kids who use rayguns and airships and steam-powered machine men to battle giant monsters called the Mangleborn. (If your kids like Scott Westerfeld's Leviathan, Rick Riordan's Percy Jackson books, or the Justice League and the Avengers, this is right up their alley.) The trilogy is set in an alternate 1870s America where all contact with Europe was lost in 1770, forcing New England's European population to join the Iroquois League, becoming the seventh “tribe” in what becomes the United Nations of America. One of the architects of that union, Benjamin Franklin, is the star of the prequel short story I've written, called “Join, or Die.” In “Join, or Die,” Franklin battles sea serpents with the help of a young monster expert and a group of Mohawk warriors during a (greatly) re-imagined Boston Tea Party. It's lots of fun.

Malaprop's is printing up “Join, or Die” as a limited-edition chapbook that will be given away for free to anyone who pre-orders The League of Seven from Malaprop's between now and August 19th, the book's publication date. I'm really excited about this chapbook—it's being specially-printed and numbered, the binding is being hand-sewn, and it will be available exclusively through Malaprop's. And the story's pretty great too, if I do say so myself. :-)

I'll also be signing and personalizing all the pre-orders and chapbooks, which can be picked up at the store or shipped to you at home. You can pre-order your copy of The League of Seven in person at Malaprop's, online at http://www.malaprops.com/book/9780765338228, or by calling Malaprop's at 1-800-441-9829. I hope you'll pre-order a copy of The League of Seven and the limited-edition chapbook “Join, or Die” for a young reader in your life, and continue shopping at your local independent bookstore to ensure that every good book has a chance to find its readers!

Alan Gratz is the author of a number of books for young readers, most of which can probably be purchased at your local independent bookstore. Visit him online at alangratz.com.

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Read This! Okra Picks & Recommended Reading from Southern Booksellers


Okra Picks

From the Okra Picks

The House on Mermaid Point 
by Wendy Wax
9780425263327 | Berkley | 07/01/2014

Read the first chapter!
Flying Shoes

In this new novel from the author of "Ten Beach Road" and "Ocean Beach," three unlikely friends who were thrown together by disaster get a do-over on life, love, and happiness . . . 

Maddie, Avery, and Nikki first got to know one another--perhaps all too well--while desperately restoring a beachfront mansion to its former grandeur. Now they're putting that experience to professional use. But their latest project has presented some challenges they couldn't have dreamed up in their wildest fantasies--although the house does belong to a man who actually was Maddie's wildest fantasy once . . . 

Rock-and-roll legend "William the Wild" Hightower may be past his prime, estranged from his family, and creatively blocked, but he's still worshiped by fans--which is why he guards his privacy on his own island in the Florida Keys. He's not thrilled about letting this crew turn his piece of paradise into a bed-and-breakfast for a reality show . . . though he is intrigued by Maddie. Hard as that is for her to believe as a newly single woman who can barely manage a dog paddle in the dating pool. 

But whether it's an unexpected flirtation with a bona fide rock star, a strained mother-daughter relationship, or a sudden tragedy, these women are in it together. The only thing that might drive them apart is being trapped on a houseboat with one bathroom . . .

More Okra Picks!

More recommended reading from southern bookstores

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Southern Indie Bestsellers

For the week ending June 22, 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.

HARDCOVER FICTION


1. Written in My Own Heart's Blood
Diana Gabaldon, Delacorte, $35, 9780385344432
2. The Silkworm
Robert Galbraith, J.K. Rowling, Mulholland, $28, 9780316206877
3. The Goldfinch
Donna Tartt, Little Brown, $30, 9780316055437
4. The Hurricane Sisters
Dorothea Benton Frank, Morrow, $26.99, 9780062132529
5. Mr. Mercedes
Stephen King, Scribner, $30, 9781476754451
6. Midnight in Europe
Alan Furst, Random House, $27, 9781400069491
7. Save the Date
Mary Kay Andrews, St. Martin's, $26.99, 9781250019691
8. All the Light We Cannot See
Anthony Doerr, Scribner, $27, 9781476746586
okra9. Natchez Burning
Greg Iles, Morrow, $27.99, 9780062311078
10. The Matchmaker
Elin Hilderbrand, Little Brown, $28, 9780316099752
okra11. A Long Time Gone
Karen White, NAL, $25.95, 9780451240460
12. Top Secret Twenty-One
Janet Evanovich, Bantam, $28, 9780345542922
13. The One & Only
Emily Giffin, Ballantine, $28, 9780345546883
14. All Fall Down
Jennifer Weiner, Atria, $26.99, 9781451617788
15. The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry
Gabrielle Zevin, Algonquin, $24.95, 9781616203214

HARDCOVER NONFICTION


1. Hard Choices
Hillary Rodham Clinton, S&S, $35, 9781476751443
2. Carsick
John Waters, FSG, $26, 9780374298630
3. Capital in the Twenty-First Century
Thomas Piketty, Belknap Press, $39.95, 9780674430006
4. Everything I Need to Know I Learned From a Little Golden Book
Diane Muldrow, Golden Books, $9.99, 9780307977618
5. One Nation
Ben Carson, M.D., Candy Carson, Sentinel, $25.95, 9781595231123
6. Tibetan Peach Pie
Tom Robbins, Ecco, $27.99, 9780062267405
okra7. Under Magnolia
Frances Mayes, Crown, $26, 9780307885913
8. Unbroken
Laura Hillenbrand, Random House, $28, 9781400064168
9. The Southerner's Handbook
Garden & Gun Magazine, HarperWave, $27.99, 9780062242389
10. The Good Spy
Kai Bird, Crown, $26, 9780307889751
11. Flash Boys
Michael Lewis, Norton, $27.95, 9780393244663
12. Think Like a Freak
Steven D. Levitt, Stephen J. Dubner, Morrow, $28.99, 9780062218339
13. Clouds of Glory
Michael Korda, Harper Torch, $40, 9780062116291
14. Untamed: The Wildest Woman in America and the Fight for Cumberland Island
Will Harlan, Grove Press, $26, 9780802122582
15. David and Goliath
Malcolm Gladwell, Little Brown, $29, 9780316204361

TRADE PAPERBACK FICTION


1. Gone Girl
Gillian Flynn, Broadway, $15, 9780307588371
okra 2. The Yonahlossee Riding Camp for Girls
Anton DiSclafani, Riverhead, $16, 9781594632709

3. And the Mountains Echoed
Khaled Hosseini, Riverhead, $16, 9781594632389
4. The Silver Star
Jeannette Walls, Scribner, $16, 9781451661545
5. The Ocean at the End of the Lane
Neil Gaiman, Morrow, $14.99, 9780062255662
6. The Summer Wind
Mary Alice Monroe, Gallery, $16, 9781476709017
7. The Interestings
Meg Wolitzer, Riverhead, $17, 9781594632341
8. Where'd You Go, Bernadette
Maria Semple, Back Bay, $14.99, 9780316204262
9. Me Before You
Jojo Moyes, Penguin, $16, 9780143124542
10. Americanah
Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, Anchor, $15.95, 9780307455925
11. Bad Monkey
Carl Hiaasen, Grand Central, $15, 9780446556149
12. Orphan Train
Christina Baker Kline, Morrow, $14.99, 9780061950728
13. The Rosie Project
Graeme Simsion, S&S, $15.99, 9781476729091
14. Longbourn
Jo Baker, Vintage, $15.95, 9780345806970
15. The Light Between Oceans
M.L. Stedman, Scribner, $16, 9781451681758

TRADE PAPERBACK NONFICTION


1. The Boys in the Boat
Daniel James Brown, Penguin, $17, 9780143125471
2. Let's Explore Diabetes With Owls
David Sedaris, Back Bay, $17, 9780316154703
3. Orange Is the New Black
Piper Kerman, Spiegel & Grau, $16, 9780812986181
4. Wreck This Journal
Keri Smith, Perigee, $15, 9780399161940
5. Behind the Beautiful Forevers
Katherine Boo, Random House, $16, 9780812979329
6. Into the Wild
Jon Krakauer, Anchor, $14.95, 9780307387172
7. How to Read Literature Like a Professor
Thomas C. Foster, Harper Perennial, $15.99, 9780062301673
8. Heaven Is for Real
Todd Burpo, Thomas Nelson, $16.99, 9780849922077
9. Outliers
Malcolm Gladwell, Back Bay, $16.99, 9780316017930
okra10. The Astronaut Wives Club
Lily Koppel, Grand Central, $17, 9781455503247

11. The Girls of Atomic City
Denise Kiernan, Touchstone, $16, 9781451617535
12. The Glass Castle
Jeannette Walls, Scribner, $16, 9780743247542
13. Wild
Cheryl Strayed, Vintage, $15.95, 9780307476074
14. Empty Mansions
Bill Dedman, Paul Clark Newell, Jr., Ballantine, $17, 9780345534538
15. Night
Elie Wiesel, FSG, $9.95, 9780374500016

MASS MARKET


1. A Game of Thrones
George R.R. Martin, Bantam, $9.99, 9780553593716
2. I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings
Maya Angelou, Ballantine, $6.99, 9780345514400
3. 1984
George Orwell, Signet, $9.99, 9780451524935
4. To Kill a Mockingbird
Harper Lee, Grand Central, $7.99, 9780446310789
5. The Catcher in the Rye
J.D. Salinger, Little Brown, $6.99, 9780316769488
6. A Dance With Dragons
George R.R. Martin, Bantam, $9.99, 9780553582017
7. Ender's Game
Orson Scott Card, Tor, $7.99, 9780765370624
8. A Feast for Crows
George R.R. Martin, Bantam, $9.99, 9780553390568
9. Animal Farm
George Orwell, Signet, $9.99, 9780451526342
10. Lord of the Flies
William Golding, Berkley, $9.99, 9780399501487

CHILDREN'S ILLUSTRATED


1. Goodnight Moon
Margaret Wise Brown, Clement Hurd (Illus.), Harper, $8.99, 9780694003617
2. The Day the Crayons Quit
Drew Daywalt, Oliver Jeffers (Illus.), Philomel, $17.99, 9780399255373
3. The Very Hungry Caterpillar
Eric Carle, Putnam, $10.99, 9780399226908
4. Frozen (Little Golden Book)
Victoria Saxon, Grace Lee (Illus.), Random House/Disney, $3.99, 9780736430517
5. Good Night North Carolina
Adam Gamble, Anne Rosen (Illus.), Good Night Books, $9.95, 9781602190337
okra 6. Pete the Cat and His Magic Sunglasses
James Dean, Kimberly Dean, Harper, $17.99, 9780062275561

7. Where the Wild Things Are
Maurice Sendak, Harper, $18.99, 9780060254926
8. A Day at the Seashore
Kathryn Jackson, Byron Jackson, Golden Books, $3.99, 9780375854255
9. Love You Forever
Robert Munsch, Sheila McGraw (Illus.), Firefly, $5.95, 9780920668375
10. Three Bears in a Boat
David Soman, Dial, $17.99, 9780803739932

CHILDREN'S INTEREST


1. The Fault in Our Stars
John Green, Speak, $12.99, 9780142424179
2. Looking for Alaska
John Green, Speak, $9.99, 9780142402511
3. The Book Thief
Markus Zusak, Knopf, $12.99, 9780385754729
4. Paper Towns
John Green, Speak, $9.99, 9780142414934
5. Wonder
R.J. Palacio, Knopf, $15.99, 9780375869020
6. The Giver
Lois Lowry, Laurel-Leaf, $6.99, 9780440237686
7. An Abundance of Katherines
John Green, Speak, $9.99, 9780142410707
8. If I Stay
Gayle Forman, Speak, $10.99, 9780142415436
9. Will Grayson, Will Grayson
John Green, David Levithan, Speak, $9.99, 9780142418475
10. Minecraft: Redstone Handbook
Scholastic, $7.99, 9780545685153

CHILDREN'S FICTION SERIES TITLES


1. Divergent
Veronica Roth, Katherine Tegen Books, $9.99, 9780062289858
2. Insurgent (Divergent, #2)
Veronica Roth, Katherine Tegen Books, $17.99, 9780062024046
3. The Maze Runner
James Dashner, Delacorte, $9.99, 9780385737951
4. Allegiant (Divergent, #3)
Veronica Roth, Katherine Tegen Books, $19.99, 9780062024060
5. Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children
Ransom Riggs, Quirk, $10.99, 9781594746031
6. City of Heavenly Fire (Mortal Instruments, #6)
Cassandra Clare, Margaret K. McElderry Books, $24.99, 9781442416895
7. The Scorch Trials (The Maze Runner, Book 2)
James Dashner, Ember, $9.99, 9780385738767
8. Soccer on Sunday (Magic Tree House, #52)
Mary Pope Osborne, Sal Murdocca (Illus.), Random House, $12.99, 9780307980533
9. Hollow City (The Second Novel of Miss Peregrine's Peculiar Children)
Ransom Riggs, Quirk, $17.99, 9781594746123
10. The Lightning Thief (Percy Jackson and the Olympians, Book 1)
Rick Riordan, Hyperion, $7.99, 9781423134947

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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.


The Hurricane Sisters
Save the Date
Natchez Burning
A Long Time Gone
Top Secret Twenty-One
The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry
Under Magnolia
The Southerner's Handbook
The Good Spy
The Tilted World
Untamed: The Wildest Woman in America and the Fight for Cumberland Island
The Summer Wind
Me Before You
The Light Between Oceans
Wreck This Journal
Into the Wild
How to Read Literature Like a Professor
Outliers
The Astronaut Wives Club
The Girls of Atomic City
The Glass Castle” height=
Empty Mansions
Night
1984
To Kill a Mockingbird
The Catcher in the Rye
Ender's Game
Animal Farm
Lord of the Flies
Good Night North Carolina
Pete the Cat and His Magic Sunglasses
A Day at the Seashore
Love You Forever
Three Bears in a Boat


Events

Events at Southen Indie Bookstores 

Mary Alice Monroe  (author appearance)
Mary Alice Monroe
07/02/2014, 05:00 pm
Vero Beach Book Center
Vero Beach, FL

Sacrificial Poets Touchstone Open Mic  (other event)
07/02/2014, 06:30 pm
Flyleaf Books
Chapel Hill, NC

Autism Bookclub  (book club)
07/02/2014, 12:00 pm
Malaprop's Bookstore/Cafe
Asheville, NC

Malaprop's Bookclub  (book club)
07/02/2014, 07:00 pm
Malaprop's Bookstore/Cafe
Asheville, NC

Terry McMillan - WHO ASKED YOU?  (author appearance)
Terry McMillan
07/03/2014, 07:00 pm
Octavia Books
New Orleans, LA

Quincey Heatley  (author appearance)
Quincey Heatley
07/03/2014, 05:30 pm
Burry Bookstore
Hartsville, SC

Lydia Netzer Shows Us How To Tell Toledo from the Night Sky (with special guest Robert Goolrick!)  (author appearance)
Lydia Netzer
07/03/2014, 06:30 pm
Fountain Bookstore
Richmond, VA

Coral Gables Gallery Night Opening - Double Take by Maggie Evans Silverstein  (author appearance)
Maggie Evans Silverstein
07/04/2014, 07:00 pm
Books & Books Inc
Coral Gables, FL

Breakfast 'Serial' Book Club  (book club)
07/05/2014, 10:30 am
Bookstore1Sarasota, 1359 Main Street, Sarasota

Breakfast 'Serial' Book Club  (book club)
Mary Pope Osbourne
07/05/2014, 11:15 am
Bookstore1Sarasota, 1359 Main Street, Sarasota

Katie Clark signs RIVER ROYALS: MASTER THE MISSISSIPPI  (author appearance)
Katie Clark
07/05/2014, 10:30 am
Square Books
Oxford, MS

Joseph Boyden signs THE ORENDA  (author appearance)
Joseph Boyden
07/05/2014, 05:00 pm
Square Books
Oxford, MS

Charles Van Bibber-A Marine Relates His Vietnam Experiences  (author appearance)
Charles Van Bibber
07/05/2014, 03:00 pm
City Lights Bookstore
Sylva, NC

Suzanne Adair – A Hostage to Heritage  (author appearance)
Suzanne Adair
07/05/2014, 02:00 pm
McIntyre's Fine Books
Pittsboro, NC

Love Your Indie Author/Bookstore Celebration!  (other event)
07/05/2014, 10:00 am
Fiction Addiction
Greenville, SC

Young Readers' Book Club: ESCAPE FROM MR. LEMONCELLO'S LIBRARY by Chris Grabenstein  (book club)
07/06/2014, 06:15 pm
Avid Bookshop
Athens, GA

POETRIO  (other event)
07/06/2014, 03:00 pm
Malaprop's Bookstore/Cafe
Asheville, NC

Terry McMillan at Georgia Center for the Book at the Decatur Public Library  (author appearance)
Terry McMillan
07/07/2014, 07:15 pm
Charis Books & More
Atlanta, GA

Wilton Barnhardt discusses his novel Lookaway, Lookaway  (author appearance)
Wilton Barnhardtokra
07/07/2014, 07:00 pm
Flyleaf Books
Chapel Hill, NC

Bridging Differences Bookclub  (book club)
07/07/2014, 07:00 pm
Malaprop's Bookstore/Cafe
Asheville, NC

Jenna Blum and Karen White  (author appearance)
Karen Whiteokra
07/08/2014, 07:00 pm
Bookmiser
Roswell, GA

Amanda Kyle Williams on BookTalk Nation  (other event)
07/08/2014, 07:00 pm
Eagle Eye Book Shop
Atlanta, GA

Brian Krans   (author appearance)
Brian Krans
07/08/2014, 06:00 pm
Garden District Book Shop
New Orleans, LA

Neely Tucker signs THE WAYS OF THE DEAD  (author appearance)
Neely Tucker
07/08/2014, 05:30 pm
Square Books
Oxford, MS

Wilton Barnhardt – Lookaway, Lookaway  (author appearance)
Wilton Barnhardtokra
07/08/2014, 06:30 pm
McIntyre's Fine Books
Pittsboro, NC

Terry McMillan  (author appearance)
Terry McMillan
07/08/2014, 07:30 pm
Quail Ridge Books & Music
Raleigh, NC

Elsie's Brioche and Books Club  (book club)
Orhan Pamuk
07/09/2014, 09:00 am

Joan E. Childs - Why Did She Jump?  (author appearance)
Joan E. Childs
07/09/2014, 08:00 pm
Books & Books Inc
Coral Gables, FL

Taking Charge of your ADHD  (other event)
07/09/2014, 05:30 pm
Malaprop's Bookstore/Cafe
Asheville, NC

WOMEN WHO RUN WITH THE WOLVES SERIES  (other event)
07/09/2014, 07:00 pm
Malaprop's Bookstore/Cafe
Asheville, NC

Patti Callahan Henry  (author appearance)
Patti Callahan Henry
07/09/2014, 12:00 pm
Quail Ridge Books & Music
Raleigh, NC

Jeff VanderMeer  (author appearance)
Jeff Vandermeer
07/09/2014, 07:00 pm
Hub City Bookshop
Spartanburg, SC

Ira Mark Egdall - Einstein Relatively Simple- Gables  (author appearance)
Ira Mark Egdall
07/10/2014, 06:30 pm
Books & Books Inc
Coral Gables, FL

David Leddick with special guest D.A Belmont - I'm Not for Everyone. Neither Are You.  (author appearance)
David Leddick
07/10/2014, 08:00 pm
Books & Books Inc
Coral Gables, FL

Marty Friedman- Love Letter From God  (author appearance)
Marty Friedman
07/10/2014, 08:00 pm
Books & Books Inc
Coral Gables, FL

Barbara Brown Taylor: Learning to Walk in the Dark  (author appearance)
Barbara Brown Taylor
07/10/2014, 07:30 pm
Charis Books & More
Atlanta, GA

Laura Lane McNeal: Dollbaby  (author appearance)
Laura Lane McNeal
07/10/2014, 06:00 pm
Garden District Book Shop
New Orleans, LA

Terry McMillan signs WHO ASKED YOU?  (author appearance)
Terry McMillan
07/10/2014, 05:30 pm
Square Books
Oxford, MS

Special Pre-School Storytime with Darren Farrell, Author of Thank You, Octopus!  (author appearance)
Darren Farrell
07/10/2014, 10:30 am
Flyleaf Books
Chapel Hill, NC

PATTI CALLAHAN HENRY Presents THE STORIES WE TELL  (author appearance)
Patti Callahan Henry
07/10/2014, 07:00 pm
Malaprop's Bookstore/Cafe
Asheville, NC

Jeff VanderMeer  (author appearance)
Jeff Vandermeer
07/10/2014, 07:30 pm
Quail Ridge Books & Music
Raleigh, NC

Adam Sosby and Sam Stephenson -Bull City Summer  (author appearance)
Adam Sosby
07/10/2014, 07:00 pm
Regulator Bookshop
durham, NC

Salon@615 with David Baldacci, author of The Finisher  (author appearance)
David Baldacci
07/10/2014, 06:15 pm
Parnassus Books
Nashville, TN

Howard Owen presents Parker Field: A Willie Black Mystery  (author appearance)
Howard Owen
07/10/2014, 06:30 pm
Fountain Bookstore
Richmond, VA

Wilton Barnhardt  (author appearance)
Wilton Barnhardtokra
07/11/2014, 12:00 pm
Page & Palette
Fairhope, AL

David Leddick with special guest D.A Belmont - I'm Not for Everyone. Neither Are You  (author appearance)
David Leddick
07/11/2014, 08:00 pm
Books & Books Inc
Coral Gables, FL

Alvin Townley-Defiant talk/book signing  (author appearance)
Alvin Townley
07/11/2014, 12:15 pm
Eagle Eye Book Shop
Atlanta, GA

David Webb Discusses His Findings on Judaculla Rock  (author appearance)
David Webb
07/11/2014, 06:30 pm
City Lights Bookstore
Sylva, NC

Suzanne Palmieri  (author appearance)
Suzanne Palmieri
07/11/2014, 07:00 pm
Regulator Bookshop
durham, NC

Author Luncheon Series: Mary Alice Monroe  (author appearance)
Mary Alice Monroe
07/11/2014, 12:00 pm
Blue Bicycle Books
Charleston, SC

Author event with Patti Callahan Henry, author of The Stories We Tell  (author appearance)
Patti Callahan Henry
07/11/2014, 06:30 pm
Parnassus Books
Nashville, TN

Annotations: Authors at Cheekwood - Robert Brandt, author of Natural Nashville  (author appearance)
Robert Brandt
07/11/2014, 06:30 pm
Parnassus Books
Nashville, TN

Picture Book Club  (book club)
07/12/2014, 10:30 am
Bookstore1Sarasota, 1359 Main Street, Sarasota

Breakfast 'Serial' Book Club  (book club)
Mary Pope Osborne
07/12/2014, 11:15 am
Bookstore1Sarasota, 1359 Main Street, Sarasota

Teana Tache - Turned Upside Down   (author appearance)
Teana Tache
07/12/2014, 11:00 am
Books & Books Inc
Coral Gables, FL

Authors Academy Workshop   (writers group)
07/12/2014, 10:00 am
Murder on the Beach Mystery Bookstore
Delray Beach, FL

Super Duper Story Time with Miss Rachel - at Donderos'  (other event)
07/12/2014, 11:30 am
Avid Bookshop
Athens, GA

Rose Senehi Presents Her Latest Blue Ridge Novel  (author appearance)
Rose Senehi
07/12/2014, 02:00 pm
City Lights Bookstore
Sylva, NC

Free Prompt Writing Class with Nancy Peacock  (writers group)
07/12/2014, 10:00 am
Flyleaf Books
Chapel Hill, NC


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