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{The story can't happen without place.}

In which Route 1 becomes a literary trail, Ms. Karen White insists that "place comes first" in her stories, Mr. Clyde Edgerton can't be sent to the principal's office because he's not allowed on school property, sand Ms. Kate DiCamillo is like John Steinbeck (a fact she is surely surprised to discover).

June 5, 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,

Oh, we are in a bit of a kerfuffle here on the southeastern coast of North Carolina. A local writer has been banned from all county school district property, after filing a complaint that an immersion language program at his children's school discriminated against minorities in its acceptance policies.  The original complaint was followed by the kind of organized action that parents with a cause are so good at, and this, in turn ended up with another complaint from another parent who did not appreciate being on the call list. As a result, the school superintendent informed the writer he was banned from all county school property.

The writer is Mr. Clyde Edgerton. Yes, that writer. 

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The ban is unfortunate on any number of levels, not the least of which is that it has overshadowed the issue the author is most concerned about -- fair, non-discriminatory admissions policies in the school system. Mr. Edgerton volunteers as a tutor at his children's school, which is lucky for the students since not everyone can claim they have an North Carolina Literary Hall of Fame inductee helping them with their homework. The tutoring may be on hold, however, since Mr. Edgerton isn't even allowed in the parking lot. As consequences go, that one seems rather counterproductive.

The author also had to miss his kids' elementary school graduation, but it's possible that readers will be the ones to benefit the most from this local scandal. There is always a chance Mr. Edgerton will be tempted to put the whole incident into a book. 

It wouldn't be the first time.

Killer Diller

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.

Last Ride to GracelandI was a premature baby who weighed nine pounds and nine ounces. Yeah, I know. Impossible. But you have to understand that this particular kind of medical miracle is common in the rural South. Jesus still looks down from billboards around here and people still care what their neighbors think. We pray and we salute . . . and most of all, we lie. It's why we have so many good writers per capita, and so many bad writers too, because all of us learned how to bend the truth before we could even half talk.

This may sound bad, until you consider that most people only lie to protect something they love, like their family or their dignity or their reputation. A sense of decorum can be a good thing. In fact, the world doesn't have enough of it. I remember my grandmother crying when she took me to a touring show of Fiddler on the Roof in Savannah, wiping her eyes when they sang "Tradition," saying "That's y life, Cory Beth, that's me up and down. Except for the part where they're Jewish."

--Kim Wright, Last Ride to Graceland (Gallery Books, 2016) 9781501100789

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Read This!


Recommended reading from Southern Indie Booksellers

From Quail Ridge Books in Raleigh, North Carolina:

Everyone Brave is Forgiven Readers who loved All the Light We Cannot See and other well-written novels of World War II will fall in love with Chris Cleaves new book, Everyone Brave is Forgiven . Cleave, the author of Little Bee, has brought his remarkable storytelling skills to this novel of four people touched by the war: Mary North, her fiancé Tom, her best friend Hilda, and Toms friend Alistair. Although there is romance in the book, there is no sentimentality. We see the psychological and physical scars of war first-hand. The New York Times, in reviewing Little Bee, said, Cleave uses his emotionally charged narrative to challenge his readers conceptions of civility, of ethical choice. The same can be said of Everyone Brave is Forgiven.  — Ann

FinaleI just read the inimitable Thomas Mallons acerbic novel of the mid to late Reagan years, Finale (Pantheon $27.95). Mallon has been compared to Gore Vidal; I don't think hes quite that good, but among todays tiny crop of political satirists, hes about the best there is. Wonder if hes taking notes on 2016! —Ann 

 

 

 

Bitter in the MouthBitter in the Mouth: A Novel by Monique Truong (Random House $16). A creatively written coming of age story about a young woman who must work through adoption and synesthesia among other family strains. The relationships she has with a best friend and an older family member added to the delight of the good story telling.  — Martha

The Harder They ComeThe Harder They Come by T.C. Boyle (Ecco $15.99). Boyle writes with visceral descriptions in train-of-thought passages, spiced with alliteration (fissures of irritation fracturing his frog belly eyes), while delving into parents trying to come to terms with their son who is both mentally ill and violent. And Boyle adds in a touch of education about social issues impacting the region of the country he writes about.  — Martha

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Okra Picks


Last Ride to GracelandLauded for her “astute and engrossing” (People) writing style imbued with “originality galore” (RT Book Reviews), Kim Wright channels the best of Jennifer Weiner and Sarah Pekkanen in this delightful novel of self-discovery on the open road as one woman sets out for Graceland hoping to answer the question: Is Elvis Presley her father?

Blues musician Cory Ainsworth is barely scraping by after her mother’s death when she discovers a priceless piece of rock ‘n’ roll memorabilia hidden away in a shed out back of the family’s coastal South Carolina home: Elvis Presley’s Stutz Blackhawk, its interior a time capsule of the singer’s last day on earth.

A backup singer for the King, Cory’s mother Honey was at Graceland the day Elvis died. She quickly returned home to Beaufort and married her high school sweetheart. Yearning to uncover the secrets of her mother’s past—and possibly her own identity—Cory decides to drive the car back to Memphis and turn it over to Elvis’s estate, retracing the exact route her mother took thirty-seven years earlier. As she winds her way through the sprawling deep south with its quaint towns and long stretches of open road, the burning question in Cory’s mind—who is my father?—takes a backseat to the truth she learns about her complicated mother, the minister's daughter who spent a lifetime struggling to conceal the consequences of a single year of rebellion.

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Okra Picks


Lady Banks' Book Trailer Park


Love in Mid AirA chance encounter with a stranger on an airplane sends Elyse Bearden into an emotional tailspin. Suddenly Elyse is willing to risk everything: her safe but stale marriage, her seemingly perfect life in an affluent Southern suburb, and her position in the community. She finds herself cutting through all the instincts that say "no" and instead lets "yes" happen. As Elyse embarks on a risky affair, her longtime friend Kelly and the other women in their book club begin to question their own decisions about love, sex, marriage, and freedom. There are consequences for Elyse, her family, and her circle of close friends, all of whom have an investment in her life continuing as normal. But is normal what she really wants after all? In the end it will take an extraordinary leap of faith for Elyse to find--and follow--her own path to happiness.

 

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The List: Route 1 Reads


Route One Reads

2,369 Miles of Adventure on Route 1 From Ft Kent, Maine to Key West, Florida

The State Centers for the Book linked by US Route 1, which extends from Fort Kent, Maine, to Key West, Florida, have joined together to promote books that illuminate important aspects of their states/commonwealths for readers travelling the major and meandering highway.

That’s the focus of the Route1Reads project. Centers for the Book along the eastern seaboard are stringing together some of the stories, sights, tastes and smells of our very own parts and parcels of Route 1. 

New Hampshire: Blood on Hampton Beach by Jed Power 9780985861759
Connecticut: Sacred Cows by Karen E. Olson 9780446616850
Delaware: Test of Wills by Charles Todd 9780062091611
Washington, D.C.: The Ways of the Dead by Neely Tucker 9780143127345
New York: The Doorbell Rang by Rex Stout 9780553237214
Florida: The Deep Blue Good-By by John D. McDonald 9780812983920
Georgia: Out of the Blues by Trudy Nan Boyce 9780399167263
Maine: Once Burned: A Jack McMorrow Mystery by Gerry Boyle 9781939017604
Maryland: Wilde Lake by Laura Lippman  9780062083456
Massachusetts: Truth Be Told: A Jane Ryland Novel by Hank Phillippi Ryan 9780765374943
North Carolina: Bootlegger's Daughter by Margaret Maron 9780446403238
Pennsylvania: Most Wanted by Lisa Scottoline 9781250010131
Rhode Island: Cliff Walk by Bruce DeSilva 9780765335333
South Carolina: Murder on Edisto by C. Hope Clark 9781611945416
Virginia: The Merlot Murders by Ellen Crosby 9781416536048

 

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Book & Author Gossip

Raymie Nightingale

If John Steinbeck's "Of Mice and Men" had been written for children, it might have looked something like Kate DiCamillo's new novel, Raymie Nightingale. In this story by the Newbery Medal-winning author, bonds of sisterhood hold strong even as the best-laid plans  (of 10-year-olds) go very, very awry. Like George, the protagonist in "Of Mice and Men," the main character in DiCamillo's book, a thoughtful fourth-grader named Raymie Clarke, has a dream and a plan. 

 

Flight Patterns

Apalachicola is the star of what may be White’s most complicated plot to date — a story of sisters estranged by tragedy, a search for a precious heirloom, a bittersweet homecoming, buried family secrets, beekeeping explored and explained, a historical mystery solved and a hero recognized, and, of course, a romance or two, laced throughout with a thorough exploration of the charms of this small Gulf Coast town. 

The story can't happen without place

When Karen White begins writing a novel, the place comes first. “The story can’t happen without place,” the best-selling author said. “My setting is always as much of a character as my living, breathing, speaking characters. So, that comes first and then from that sort of evolves the rest of the story and the main character.”

Highly Illogical Behavior

Whaley has a gift for creating appealing characters, and here he gives Solomon something unusual in YA fiction: terrific parents, who give their son nothing but love and support. The painful realism in the depiction of the debilitating nature of panic attacks comes from the author’s own struggle with chronic anxiety. 

 

 

Lily and Dunkin

Gephart, using alternating voices of Lily and Dunkin (Lily’s nickname for Norbert), brings great sensitivity along with humor and heart to this compelling novel of an adolescent bravely grappling with the difficulty of being transgender and taking command of her destiny no matter the cost. One particular scene with Lily and her Dad, who has finally come around to understanding Lily’s point of view, may bring a tear to your eye.  

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Southern Indie Bestsellers

For the week ending May 29. 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. The Weekenders
Mary Kay Andrews, St. Martin's, $27.99, 9781250065940
2. Everybody's Fool
Richard Russo, Knopf, $27.95, 9780307270641
3. All the Light We Cannot See
Anthony Doerr, Scribner, $27, 9781476746586
4. Everyone Brave Is Forgiven
Chris Cleave, S&S, $26.99, 9781501124372
5. The Fireman
Joe Hill, Morrow, $28.99, 9780062200631
6. The City of Mirrors
Justin Cronin, Ballantine, $28, 9780345505002
7. The Nightingale
Kristin Hannah, St. Martin's, $27.99, 9780312577223
8. The Nest
Cynthia D'Aprix Sweeney, Ecco, $26.99, 9780062414212
9. Zero K
Don DeLillo, Scribner, $27, 9781501135392
10. Eligible
Curtis Sittenfeld, Random House, $28, 9781400068326
11. The After Party
Anton DiSclafani, Riverhead, $26, 9781594633164
12. The Girl on the Train
Paula Hawkins, Riverhead, $26.95, 9781594633669
13. LaRose
Louise Erdrich, Harper, $27.99, 9780062277022
14. Sweetbitter
Stephanie Danler, Knopf, $25, 9781101875940
15. 15th Affair
James Patterson, Maxine Paetro, Little Brown, $28, 9780316407076

HARDCOVER NONFICTION

1. Tribe: On Homecoming and Belonging
Sebastian Junger, Twelve, $22, 9781455566389
2. When Breath Becomes Air
Paul Kalanithi, Random House, $25, 9780812988406
3. The Rainbow Comes and Goes
Anderson Cooper, Gloria Vanderbilt, Harper, $27.99, 9780062454942
4. The Gene
Siddhartha Mukherjee, Scribner, $32, 9781476733500
5. Valiant Ambition
Nathaniel Philbrick, Viking, $30, 9780525426783
6. The Romanovs: 1613-1918
Simon Sebag Montefiore, Knopf, $35, 9780307266521
7. Seven Brief Lessons on Physics
Carlo Rovelli, Riverhead, $18, 9780399184413
8. The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up
Marie Kondo, Ten Speed Press, $16.99, 9781607747307
9. Becoming Grandma
Lesley Stahl, Blue Rider, $27, 9780399168154
10. Old Age: A Beginner's Guide
Michael Kinsley, Tim Duggan Books, $18, 9781101903766
11. Between the World and Me
Ta-Nehisi Coates, Spiegel & Grau, $24, 9780812993547
12. Grit
Angela Duckworth, Scribner, $28, 9781501111105
13. The Bridge Ladies
Betsy Lerner, Harper Wave, $25.99, 9780062354464
14. Being Mortal
Atul Gawande, Metropolitan, $26, 9780805095159
15. Lab Girl
Hope Jahren, Knopf, $26.95, 9781101874936

TRADE PAPERBACK FICTION

1. Me Before You
Jojo Moyes, Penguin, $16, 9780143109464
2. A Man Called Ove
Fredrik Backman, Washington Square Press, $16, 9781476738024
3. The Little Paris Bookshop
Nina George, Broadway, $16, 9780553418798
4. My Brilliant Friend
Elena Ferrante, Europa Editions, $17, 9781609450786
5. The Sympathizer
Viet Thanh Nguyen, Grove Press, $16, 9780802124944
siba book award finalist6. Go Set a Watchman
Harper Lee, Harper Perennial, $15.99, 9780062409867
7. A Spool of Blue Thread
Anne Tyler, Ballantine, $16, 9780553394399
8. My Grandmother Asked Me to Tell You She's Sorry
Fredrik Backman, Washington Square Press, $16, 9781501115073
9. The Girl in the Spider's Web
David Lagercrantz, Vintage Crime/Black Lizard, $16.95, 9781101872000
10. A Lowcountry Wedding
Mary Alice Monroe, Gallery, $16, 9781501125430
11. The Alchemist (25th Anniversary Edition)
Paulo Coelho, HarperOne, $16.99, 9780062315007
12. A Confederacy of Dunces
John Kennedy Toole, Grove/Atlantic, $16, 9780802130204
13. Americanah
Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, Anchor, $15.95, 9780307455925
14. The Crossing
Michael Connelly, Grand Central, $15.99, 9781455524143
15. The Readers of Broken Wheel Recommend
Katarina Bivald, Sourcebooks Landmark, $16.99, 9781492623441

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. The Boys in the Boat
Daniel James Brown, Penguin, $17, 9780143125471
5. Hold Still
Sally Mann, Back Bay, $18.99, 9780316247757
6. Barbarian Days
William Finnegan, Penguin, $17, 9780143109396
7. The 10 Pillars of Wealth
Alex Becker, Brown Books, $12.99, 9781612549200
8. H Is for Hawk
Helen Macdonald, Grove Press, $16, 9780802124739
9. Just Mercy
Bryan Stevenson, Spiegel & Grau, $16, 9780812984965
10. The Devil in the White City
Erik Larson, Vintage, $16, 9780375725609
11. The Mindfulness Coloring Book
Emma Farrarons, Experiment, $9.95, 9781615192823
12. Into the Wild
Jon Krakauer, Anchor, $14.95, 9780307387172
13. We Should All Be Feminists
Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, Anchor, $7.95, 9781101911761
14. Killing Kennedy: The End of Camelot
Bill O'Reilly, Martin Dugard, St. Martin's Griffin, $15.99, 9781250092335
15. Thinking, Fast and Slow
Daniel Kahneman, FSG, $16, 9780374533557

MASS MARKET

1. A Game of Thrones
George R.R. Martin, Bantam, $9.99, 9780553593716
2. Lord of the Flies
William Golding, Perigee, $9.99, 9780399501487
3. A Clash of Kings
George R.R. Martin, Bantam, $9.99, 9780345535429
4. Me Before You
Jojo Moyes, Penguin, $9.99, 9780143130154
5. Outlander
Diana Gabaldon, Dell, $9.99, 9780553393699
6. 1984
George Orwell, Signet, $9.99, 9780451524935
7. Naked Greed
Stuart Woods, Putnam, $9.99, 9780451477217
8. Good Omens
Neil Gaiman, Terry Pratchett, HarperTorch, $7.99, 9780060853983
9. The Bone Tree
Greg Iles, Morrow, $9.99, 9780062311139
10. One Second After
William R. Forstchen, Tor, $9.99, 9780765356864

CHILDREN'S ILLUSTRATED

1. Oh, the Places You'll Go!
Dr. Seuss, Random House, $17.99, 9780679805274
2. Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See?
Bill Martin, Eric Carle (Illus.), Holt, $7.95, 9780805047905
3. Where the Wild Things Are
Maurice Sendak, Harper, $18.99, 9780060254926
4. Goodnight Moon
Margaret Wise Brown, Clement Hurd (Illus.), Harper, $8.99, 9780694003617
5. Mother Bruce
Ryan T. Higgins, Disney/Hyperion, $17.99, 9781484730881
6. On the Night You Were Born
Nancy Tillman, Feiwel & Friends, $7.99, 9780312601553
7. The Pout-Pout Fish
Deborah Diesen, Dan Hanna (Illus.), FSG, $7.99, 9780374360979
8. The Runaway Bunny
Margaret Wise Brown, Clement Hurd (Illus.), Harper, $8.99, 9780061074295
9. The Little Engine That Could
Watty Piper, Penguin, $8.99, 9780448405209
10. Sylvester and the Magic Pebble
William Steig, Aladdin, $7.99, 9780671662691

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
okra3. Raymie Nightingale
Kate DiCamillo, Candlewick, $16.99, 9780763681173
4. The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian
Sherman Alexie, Ellen Forney (Illus.), Little Brown, $15.99, 9780316013697
5. The Giver
Lois Lowry, Harcourt, $9.99, 9780544340688
6. Keep Curious and Carry a Banana: Words of Wisdom From the World of Curious George
H.A. Rey, Justin Martin, HMH Books for Young Readers, $12.99, 9780544656482
7. Wonder
R.J. Palacio, Knopf, $16.99, 9780375869020
8. James and the Giant Peach
Roald Dahl, Quentin Blake (Illus.), Puffin, $7.99, 9780142410363
9. Six of Crows
Leigh Bardugo, Holt, $18.99, 9781627792127
10. Wolf Hollow
Lauren Wolk, Dutton Books for Young Readers, $16.99, 9781101994825

CHILDREN'S FICTION SERIES TITLES

1. The Last Star: The Final Book of the 5th Wave
Rick Yancey, Putnam, $18.99, 9780399162435
2. Return to the Isle of the Lost: A Descendants Novel
Melissa de la Cruz, Disney/Hyperion, $17.99, 9781484750711
3. The Thank You Book (Elephant & Piggie)
Mo Willems, Disney/Hyperion, $9.99, 9781423178286
4. Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children
Ransom Riggs, Quirk, $10.99, 9781594746031
5. The Lightning Thief (Percy Jackson and the Olympians, Book 1)
Rick Riordan, Hyperion, $7.99, 9781423134947
6. Diary of a Wimpy Kid
Jeff Kinney, Amulet, $13.95, 9780810993136
7. The 5th Wave
Rick Yancey, Speak, $10.99, 9780147519085
8. Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone
J.K.Rowling, Scholastic, $10.99, 9780590353427
9. Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Old School
Jeff Kinney, Amulet, $13.95, 9781419717017
10. The Maze Runner
James Dashner, Delacorte, $10.99, 9780385385206

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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!

Sebastian Junger Book Signing  (author appearance)
Sebastian Junger | 06/09/2016, 07:00 pm | A Cappella Books | Atlanta, GA

BRUNCH IS THE NEW LUNCH!!! Join Us for the Dorothea Benton Frank, All Summer Long, Brunch Event  (author appearance)
Dorothea Benton Frank | 06/09/2016, 11:30 am | FoxTale Book Shoppe | Woodstock, GA

Brad Meltzer, The House of Secrets Thursday, June 9 (Offsite) at 7:00pm Performing Arts Theater at Elm Street Cultural Arts Village in Woodstock  (author appearance)
Brad Meltzer | 06/09/2016, 07:00 pm | FoxTale Book Shoppe | Woodstock, GA

Judge Edward Butler, Sr.: Galvez/Spain - Our Forgotten Ally in the American Revolutionary War: A Concise Summary Of Spanish Assistance  (author appearance)
Judge Edward Butler Sr. | 06/09/2016, 06:00 pm | Garden District Book Shop | New Orleans, LA

Flyleaf Second Thursday Poetry Reading and Open Mic featuring Sara Claytor and Jonathan Rice  (other event)
06/09/2016, 07:00 pm | Flyleaf Books | Chapel Hill, NC

JOY CALLAWAY presents THE FIFTH AVENUE ARTISTS SOCIETY  (author appearance)
Joy Callaway | 06/09/2016, 07:00 pm | Malaprop's Bookstore/Cafe | Asheville, NC

Author Event: Ella Miriam-Chasing Freedom  (author appearance)
Ella Miriam | 06/09/2016, 07:00 pm | Park Road Books | Charlotte, NC

Randy Johnson, Grandfather Mountain: The History and Guide to an Appalachian Icon  (author appearance)
Randy Johnson | 06/09/2016, 07:00 pm | Regulator Bookshop | Durham, NC

Richard Lyons- Un Poco Loco  (author appearance)
Richard Lyons | 06/09/2016, 05:30 pm | Burke's Book Store | Memphis, TN

Danny Bernstein  (author appearance)
Danny Bernstein | 06/09/2016, 06:00 pm | Union Avenue Books | Knoxville, TN

Colin Campbell Book Signing  (author appearance)
Colin Campbell | 06/10/2016, 06:00 pm | A Cappella Books | Atlanta, GA

Avid Poetry Series: Sandra Simonds, Raquel Salas-Rivera and Emily Belanger  (author appearance)
Sandra Simonds, | 06/10/2016, 06:30 pm | Avid Bookshop | Athens, GA

Darren Grem with THE BLESSINGS OF BUSINESS  (author appearance)
Darren Grem | 06/10/2016, 05:00 pm | Square Books | Oxford, MS

NetWest Open Mic Night  (other event)
06/10/2016, 07:00 pm | City Lights Bookstore | Sylva, NC

YA Book Club discusses The Boy in the Black Suit by Jason Reynolds  (book club)
06/10/2016, 06:45 pm | Flyleaf Books | Chapel Hill, NC

T.D. JOHNSTON presents FRIDAY AFTERNOON AND OTHER STORIES  (author appearance)
T.D. Johnston | 06/10/2016, 07:00 pm | Malaprop's Bookstore/Cafe | Asheville, NC

Open Mic Night  (other event)
06/10/2016, 07:00 pm | Joe's Place | Greenville, SC

Nick Penniman - Nation on the Take  (author appearance)
Nick Penniman | 06/10/2016, 06:00 pm | Union Avenue Books | Knoxville, TN

Meet the Author: Shay Goodman  (author appearance)
Shay Goodman | 06/11/2016, 10:00 am | Page After Page Bookstore | Elizabeth City

Martha Hall Kelly, Lilac Girls  (author appearance)
Martha Hall Kelly | 06/11/2016, 01:00 pm | FoxTale Book Shoppe | Woodstock, GA

Pablo Khan - Head Hunter  (author appearance)
Pablo Khan | 06/11/2016, 06:00 pm | Tall Tales Book Shop, Inc. | Atlanta, GA

An Afternoon with Gwen Roland  (author appearance)
Gwen Roland | 06/11/2016, 02:00 pm | Cavalier House Books | Denham Springs, LA

Octavia Books Science Fiction Book Club - J  (book club)
06/11/2016, 10:30 am | Octavia Books | New Orleans, LA

Janet Joyner Poetry Reading  (author appearance)
Janet Joyner | 06/11/2016, 03:00 pm | City Lights Bookstore | Sylva, NC

Free Prompt Writing Class with Nancy Peacock  (writers group)
06/11/2016, 10:00 am | Flyleaf Books | Chapel Hill, NC

POETRY ON REQUEST  (other event)
06/11/2016, 03:30 pm | Malaprop's Bookstore/Cafe | Asheville, NC

MARNIE MULLER presents BORNING IN AND BORNING OUT  (author appearance)
Marnie Muller | 06/11/2016, 07:00 pm | Malaprop's Bookstore/Cafe | Asheville, NC

Author Event: John Cox-To Kill a People: Genocide in the Twentieth Century  (author appearance)
John Cox | 06/11/2016, 07:00 pm | Park Road Books | Charlotte, NC

Nicole Sarrocco - Ill-Mannered Ghosts  (author appearance)
Nicole Sarrocco | 06/11/2016, 05:00 pm | Quail Ridge Books & Music | Raleigh, NC

Ten-Minute Tarot  (other event)
06/11/2016, 06:00 pm | Joe's Place | Greenville, SC

Author event with Stephen King at the Ryman Auditorium  (author appearance)
Stephen King | 06/11/2016, 08:00 pm | Parnassus Books | Nashville, TN

T. John Hughes: Talk on Architecture and Preservation  (author appearance)
T. John Hughes | 06/11/2016, 06:30 pm | Fountain Bookstore | Richmond, VA

Ralph Hardy discusses his middle grade novel Argos: The Story of Odysseus as Told by His Loyal Dog  (author appearance)
Ralph Hardy | 06/11/2016, 02:00 pm | Hooray For Books | Alexandria, VA

TOM & POLLY DAVIS  (author appearance)
Tom Davis | 06/12/2016, 03:00 pm | Malaprop's Bookstore/Cafe | Asheville, NC

Author event with Shawn Johnson at Harding Academy  (author appearance)
Shawn Johnson | 06/12/2016, 02:00 pm | Parnassus Books | Nashville, TN

Mark Cooper Book Launch for Mapping Your Adventure at St. James’ Episcopal  (author appearance)
D. Mark Cooper | 06/12/2016, 11:30 am | Fountain Bookstore | Richmond, VA

Musician/Author David J: WHO KILLED MISTER MOONLIGHT? BAUHAUS, BLACK MAGICK, AND BENEDICTION  (author appearance)
David J | 06/13/2016, 06:30 pm | Avid Bookshop | Athens, GA

Sloane Crosley: The Clasp  (author appearance)
Sloane Crosley | 06/13/2016, 06:00 pm | Garden District Book Shop | New Orleans, LA

Whitney Terrell with THE GOOD LIEUTENANT  (author appearance)
Whitney Terrell | 06/13/2016, 05:00 pm | Square Books | Oxford, MS

David Denby discusses his book Lit Up  (author appearance)
David Denby | 06/13/2016, 07:00 pm | Flyleaf Books | Chapel Hill, NC

MYSTERY BOOK CLUB discusses DEVIL IN A BLUE DRESS  (book club)
06/13/2016, 07:00 pm | Malaprop's Bookstore/Cafe | Asheville, NC

Morgan Guyton, How Jesus Saved the World from Us: 12 Antidotes to Toxic Christianity  (author appearance)
Morgan Guyton | 06/13/2016, 07:00 pm | Regulator Bookshop | Durham, NC

okraAuthor event with J.T. Ellison and Heather Graham at the Green Hills library  (author appearance)
J.T. Ellison | 06/13/2016, 06:30 pm | Parnassus Books | Nashville, TN

Parnassus Book Club - The Strangler Vine  (book club)
06/13/2016, 06:30 pm | Parnassus Books | Nashville, TN

Saru Jayaraman Book Signing  (author appearance)
Saru Jayaraman | 06/14/2016, 07:00 pm | A Cappella Books | Atlanta, GA

Mary Kay Andrews, The Weekenders  (author appearance)
Mary Kay Andrews | 06/14/2016, 06:30 pm | FoxTale Book Shoppe | Woodstock, GA

Patrick J. Maney - BILL CLINTON: New Gilded Age President  (author appearance)
Patrick J. | 06/14/2016, 06:00 pm | Octavia Books | New Orleans, LA

Deeper Currents: The Sacraments of Hunting and Fishing by Donald C. Jackson  (author appearance)
Donald C. | 06/14/2016, 05:00 pm | Lemuria Books | Jackson, MS

Katie Rose Guest Pryal launches her new novel, Chasing Chaos  (author appearance)
Katie Rose Guest Pryal | 06/14/2016, 07:00 pm | Flyleaf Books | Chapel Hill, NC

DAWN TRIPP presents GEORGIA  (author appearance)
Dawn Tripp | 06/14/2016, 07:00 pm | Malaprop's Bookstore/Cafe | Asheville, NC

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Robert Burke Warren Book Signing  (author appearance)
Robert Burke | 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

okraAuthor 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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