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{On the not dumb questions we like to ask.}

In which Mr. Thomas Pierce thinks that every teenager is looking for a bible, Mr. T. Geronimo Johnson thinks you can go home again, but you might not recognize it when you get there, and the Booksellers at Laurelwood cheerfully answer some not-dumb questions.

February 22, 2015

Dearest Readers,

Have you ever been too embarrassed to ask a question of the person behind the counter at your local bookstore?

In her days on the front lines as a bookseller, her ladyship, the editor, remembers the way she and her fellow booksellers would often trade stories of the amusing or ridiculous (we thought) questions we had been asked by customers. Everything from "Do you have that book with the blue cover?" to "Where's the nonfiction section?" (a question we would answer with a casual wave that encompassed half the entire shop). Such questions were good for a quiet laugh, perhaps, but given how ofter her ladyship has to ask a clerk where to find the most mundane items in her local supermarket, in truth they are hardly ridiculous.

The Booksellers at Laurelwood don't think so either.

Her ladyship loved their (incomplete) list of "not dumb questions";

Where’s the[fill-in-the-blank]section of the store?”
“I need to get something for my child [grandchild, etc.] to read and I don’t have a clue as to what. Can you help?”
“Where would I find books on [fill-in-the-blank]?”

The truth is, such questions are all about helping people to find the right book, and matching the right book to the right person is the single most rewarding aspect of being a bookseller. The people who are really good at it aren't sales people. As the good folks at Laurelwood note, in the realm of books they are magicians.

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.

Sisters of ShilohThey were sisters, the pretty one and the one who lived in her shadow, a pale, chip-toothed, uncertain girl who made too much noise while eating celery. They lived on the outskirts of Winchester, in a house owned by their father, a dentist by trade. The fields behind their property grew wild with evening primrose and goldenrod. Near the cornfield on the east side of their property stood an apple orchard, and it was here that golden Libby and chipped-toothed Josephine, Libby's elder by a year, made their sanctuary, taking refuge from everything: the yelps of children during tooth extractions, the peskiness of a little brother, the swift, severe gaze of a mother, general pangs, harsh sunlight, and chores.

The other children in town courted the affections of Libby, but she preferred the sweet mixture of orchard and sister, all that shade and adoration.

--Kathy and Becky Hepinstall, Sisters of Shiloh, (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, March 2015) 9780544400009

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Kathy & Becky Hepinstall


Kathy and Becky Hepinstall, two sisters, collaborated on the book Sisters of Shiloh. Kathy Hepinstall is the author of Blue Asylum, The Absence of Nector, and Prince of Lost Places. Becky Hepinstall has a degree in History from the University of Texas and is married to a Navy fighter pilot. Both were born and raised outside of Houston, Texas.

Sisters of ShilohSisters of Shiloh is historical fiction about two sisters who disguise themselves as men to enlist in the Confederate Army. Libby, the youngest sister, lost her husband in one of the battles and swears vengeance on the Yankees. Josephine, the older sister, joins the army in order to protect her sister. While in the army, Josephine starts to fall in love with one of the other soldiers while Libby becomes more delusional with each battle fought.

When did the two of you decide you wanted to collaborate on a book together? And what inspired you to write Sisters of Shiloh?

Becky- It was in September 2002. Kathy said she wanted to write a book with me. When I was a history major in college, I had learned a bit about the real women who disguised themselves as men during the Civil War and was fascinated by them and what would have driven them to do something like that. When I told Kathy about some of those women, she was equally intrigued.

Why did you focus the setting of your book to be during the Civil War instead of during a different war time, such as the Vietnam War or World War I? How different would Sisters of Shiloh been if you had chosen to make the setting during a different war time?

Kathy- Becky has always loved the Civil War, so that was what was most compelling to her. We were so interested in the experiences of these female soldiers, who had left everything they knew to fight in a bloody, brutal war for one cause or another.

How is collaborating on a book with someone else different than writing a book by yourself?

Kathy- Having responsibility to another person, and wanting the book to measure up to their standards. We worked well together, always on the same page, and we could always agree on where we wanted the book to go.

Becky- Kathy’s spirit, and that she had already published several other novels, really helped. We were able to bounce ideas and characters off each other – it really brought us closer together.

Who is your favorite character in Sisters of Shiloh? Why?

Kathy - Eleanor and Floyd, because they each have a different, unique perspective.

What was the biggest challenge you two had in writing Sisters of Shiloh? How did the two of you work together to overcome that challenge?

Kathy & Becky- Our biggest challenge was getting people to read it and interested enough to publish it. That took us 12 years! Another was the amount of research that went into the book in order to get our story right. Also, on a personal level we had a big struggle with time zone differences since we lived far apart, and we had to talk on the phone to each other a lot in order to get it to work.

What do you hope your readers will get out of reading Sisters of Shiloh?

Kathy- Just a good story. I don’t particularly have an agenda.

Becky- The idea that love conquers all and love overcomes evil. Also I’d like readers to think about choices you make out of love and what you are willing to die for, the way the sisters are willing to die for each other. And I would be happy if someone learns something new about the history behind the story as well.

What advice would you give to someone interested in getting published?

Kathy- Embrace tenacity! And constantly ask yourself, “Is this really good enough?” There is always room to improve and I think people sometimes focus too much on how it is, not on what it could be.

Becky- There is always room for a story to evolve. Stories always go through change so be willing to opening yourself to that change, and to making room for improvement.

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Book & Author Gossip

teenager seeks bible, guide for life

Straw for the FireThe writers’ published journal is a troubled genre: it’s a form that takes the private public, and forever embalms in-process drafts. And that’s exactly the appeal, says Thomas Pierce, author of Hall of Small Mammals. When I spoke to Pierce for this series, he explained his obsession with Straw for the Fire, a book that culls from several hundred notebooks the American poet Theodore Roethke filled in the last two decades of his life. For Pierce, the unguarded imperfection of Roethke’s private writing has been a revelation—perhaps more important to him, ultimately, than the finished poems are

You can go home again, sort of.

Welcome to BraggsvilleD'aron Davenport feels like a catfish out of his pond when he leaves his Georgia town of about 700 people to go to school in Berkeley, Calif. But within just a few months, it's his hometown that becomes a little hard to understand in his own, changed eyes. He brings three Berkeley friends from diverse backgrounds back home to Georgia, where they decide to stage a mock lynching during a Civil War reenactment — and it proves to be a bit too close to real history.


The real Miss Hazel

Miss Hazel and the Rosa Parks LeagueFor much of his childhood, Odell’s mother was a homemaker, “and one year she wanted to try working. I was 5 years old, and I was kind of a caretaker for her,” Odell said in a recent phone interview “She was not emotionally all-there sometimes. So I took care of her, and I took care of my two younger brothers. So I was supposed to be the little man of the house, and she went out and hired a maid and went off to work. And in my little 5-year-old mind, I was thinking that this maid was running my mama away, so I hated her, and she hated me.”

Filling the void

Seven years ago, Shane Gottwals opened his first used bookstore, Gottwals Books, in Warner Robins, Ga. After being approached by a franchiser, Gottwals decided to create his own franchise operation under the Walls of Books name, starting with one in Tifton in 2012. To date, he has opened four Gottwals stores in Georgia and four Walls of Books in other states. At present he has five stores’ worth of inventory in his warehouse and plans to use it to open another five to 10 more Walls of Books over the next 12 months. “I see this as a prime time for opening bookstores. With used books, our margins are strong, and we can have as good a selection as a chain bookstore,” said Gottwals

The power of confession

My Sunshine Away"When people hear about the crime, they assume my book will center on police procedure, but it's not really a detective story," Walsh said. "I didn't set out to write a crime story. My book is about emotional after effects. It's the crime that forces my narrator to look back to his teen years as he tries to square who he is now with the things he did then. What drives my story is the power of retrospection."



Bad apples

UnbecomingWe first encounter Grace, the well-mannered young sociopath at the center of Rebecca Scherm ’s suspenseful and terrific debut, “Unbecoming” (Viking, 308 pages, $27.95), as she’s laboring in Paris as an antiques restorer. Grace was raised in Garland, Tenn.; then went to college and worked as an art appraiser in New York, with a brief sojourn in Prague. Though physically settled in rented rooms, she is mentally on the lam. She retains her childhood perception of being a “bad apple”: “Being rotten was like being poor, but in your heart. Nothing to be done. You get what you get and you don’t get upset.”

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Lady Banks {Book} Trailer Park

In Deep

In Deep"Swim."

Nothing else matters to Brynn as she trains her body and mind to win. Not her mediocre grades and lack of real friends at school. Not the gnawing grief over her fallen hero father. Not the strained relationship with her absent mother and clueless stepdad. In the turquoise water, swimming is an escape and her ticket to somewhere--anywhere--else. And nothing will get in her way of claiming victory. 

But when the competitive streak follows Brynn out of the pool in a wickedly seductive cat-and-mouse game between herself, her wild best friend, and a hot new college swimmer, Brynn's single-mindedness gets her in over her head, with much more than a trophy to lose.

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Read This! Recommended Reading from Southern Booksellers

Okra Picks

From the Okra Picks

Sisters of Shiloh
by Kathy & Becky Hepinstall

Sisters of ShilohA best-selling novelist enlists her own sister to bring us the story of two Southern sisters, disguised as men, who join the Confederate Army--one seeking vengeance on the battlefield, the other finding love. 

In a war pitting brother against brother, two sisters choose their own battle. 

Joseph and Thomas are fresh recruits for the Confederate Army, daring to join the wild fray that has become the seemingly endless Civil War, sharing everything with their fellow soldiers--except the secret that would mean their undoing: they are sisters. 

Before the war, Joseph and Thomas were Josephine and Libby. But that bloodiest battle, Antietam, leaves Libby to find her husband, Arden, dead. She vows vengeance, dons Arden's clothes, and sneaks off to enlist with the Stonewall Brigade, swearing to kill one Yankee for every year of his too-short life. Desperate to protect her grief-crazed sister, Josephine insists on joining her. Surrounded by flying bullets, deprivation, and illness, the sisters are found by other dangers: Libby is hurtling toward madness, haunted and urged on by her husband's ghost; Josephine is falling in love with a fellow soldier. She lives in fear both of revealing their disguise and of losing her first love before she can make her heart known to him. 

In her trademark "vibrant" ("Washington Post Book World") and "luscious" ("Atlanta Journal-Constitution") prose, Kathy Hepinstall joins with her sister Becky to show us the hopes of love and war, the impossible-to-sever bonds of sisterhood, and how what matters most can both hurt us and heal us.

Buy from an indie | Read the first chapter!

More Okra Picks!

Recommended by A Capella Books in Atlanta, GA

From Frank:

The Fierce Urgency of NowThe Fierce Urgency of Now 9781594204340

Especially timely with all the discussion generated by the movie "Selma." Zelizer, while taking nothing away from LBJ's political skill and accomplishments, like the film, shows the Civil Rights Movement itself led the way in forcing through long-stalled progressive legislation. Congress followed, while the President seized the moment.



Strong INsideStrong Inside 9780826520234

Much more than a sports book. Like his father, the Pulitzer Prize winning journalist/author David, Andrew Maraniss uses sports as a setting and vehicle to paint a vivid picture of a time and place--the last gasps of an openly, unapologetically segregated South. He also gives due to a true unsung hero in the march toward racial equality: Perry Wallace.

More bookseller recommendations

Southern Indie Bestsellers

For the week ending February 15, 2014. Books on the Southern Indie Bestseller List that are southern in nature or have been recently recommended by southern indie booksellers.

- A STARS Author | Okra Pick! - A SIBA Okra Pick 
Titles in red are SIBA Book Award winners and finalists!
Printable versions: Hardcover | Paperback | Children.


1. The Girl on the Train
Paula Hawkins, Riverhead, $26.95, 9781594633669
2. All the Light We Cannot See
Anthony Doerr, Scribner, $27, 9781476746586
3. A Spool of Blue Thread
Anne Tyler, Knopf, $25.95, 9781101874271
4. The Nightingale
Kristin Hannah, St. Martin's, $27.99, 9780312577223
5. Trigger Warning
Neil Gaiman, Morrow, $26.99, 9780062330260
6. Gray Mountain
John Grisham, Doubleday, $28.95, 9780385537148
7. Descent
Tim Johnston, Algonquin, $25.95, 9781616203047
8. The Escape
David Baldacci, Grand Central, $28, 9781455521197
9. Redeployment
Phil Klay, Penguin Press, $26.95, 9781594204999
10. The Boston Girl
Anita Diamant, Scribner, $26, 9781439199350
11. Funny Girl
Nick Hornby, Riverhead, $27.95, 9781594205415
12. Shark Skin Suite
Tim Dorsey, Morrow, $26.99, 9780062240019
13. The First Bad Man
Miranda July, Scribner, $25, 9781439172568
14. Station Eleven
Emily St. John Mandel, Knopf, $24.95, 9780385353304
okra15. My Sunshine Away
M.O. Walsh, Putnam Adult, $26.95, 9780399169526


1. Everything I Need to Know About Love I Learned From a Little Golden Book
Diane Muldrow, Golden Books, $9.99, 9780553508758
2. Being Mortal
Atul Gawande, Metropolitan, $26, 9780805095159
3. The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up
Marie Kondo, Ten Speed Press, $16.99, 9781607747307
4. Believer: My Forty Years in Politics
David Axelrod, Penguin Press, $35, 9781594205873
5. Killing Patton
Bill O'Reilly, Martin Dugard, Holt, $30, 9780805096682
6. Leaving Before the Rains Come
Alexandra Fuller, Penguin Press, $26.95, 9781594205866
7. Everything I Need to Know I Learned From a Little Golden Book
Diane Muldrow, Golden Books, $9.99, 9780307977618
okra 8. Jerry Lee Lewis: His Own Story
Jerry Lee Lewis, Rick Bragg, Harper, $27.99, 9780062078223

9. Small Victories
Anne Lamott, Riverhead, $22.95, 9781594486296
10. Deep Down Dark
Hector Tobar, FSG, $26, 9780374280604
11. Yes Please
Amy Poehler, Dey Street, $28.99, 9780062268341
12. The Motivation Manifesto
Brendon Burchard, Hay House, $19.99, 9781401948078
13. Jesus Calling
Sarah Young, Integrity, $15.99, 9781591451884
14. Not That Kind of Girl
Lena Dunham, Random House, $28, 9780812994995
15. The Churchill Factor
Boris Johnson, Riverhead, $27.95, 9781594633027


1. Fifty Shades of Grey
E.L. James, Vintage, $15.95, 9780804172073
2. The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry
Gabrielle Zevin, Algonquin, $14.95, 9781616204518
3. The Martian
Andy Weir, Broadway, $15, 9780553418026
4. Orphan Train
Christina Baker Kline, Morrow, $14.99, 9780061950728
5. Gone Girl
Gillian Flynn, Broadway, $15, 9780553418361
6. Still Alice
Lisa Genova, Gallery, $16, 9781501106422
7. The Rosie Project
Graeme Simsion, S&S, $15.99, 9781476729091
8. Americanah
Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, Anchor, $15.95, 9780307455925
9. Ruby
Cynthia Bond, Random House, $16, 9780804188241
10. One More Thing
B.J. Novak, Vintage, $14.95, 9780804169783
11. The Paris Architect
Charles Belfoure, Sourcebooks Landmark, $14.99, 9781402294150
12. Where'd You Go, Bernadette
Maria Semple, Back Bay, $14.99, 9780316204262
13. To Kill a Mockingbird
Harper Lee, Perennial, $14.99, 9780060935467
okra14. Miss Hazel and the Rosa Parks League
Jonathan Odell, Maiden Lane Press, $16, 9781940210049

15. The Alchemist
Paulo Coelho, HarperOne, $14.99, 9780061122415


1. The Boys in the Boat
Daniel James Brown, Penguin, $17, 9780143125471
2. Wild
Cheryl Strayed, Vintage, $15.95, 9781101873441
3. Unbroken
Laura Hillenbrand, Random House, $16, 9780812987119
4. American Sniper
Chris Kyle, Scott McEwen, Morrow, $15.99, 9780062376336
5. Alan Turing: The Enigma
Andrew Hodges, Princeton University Press, $16.95, 9780691164724
6. How to Love
Thich Nhat Hanh, Parallax Press, $9.95, 9781937006884
7. The Lost City of Z
David Grann, Vintage, $16.95, 9781400078455
8. Bad Feminist
Roxane Gay, Harper Perennial, $15.99, 9780062282712
okra9. The Death of Santini
Pat Conroy, Dial Press, $16, 9780385343527

10. The Sixth Extinction
Elizabeth Kolbert, Picador USA, $16, 9781250062185
11. Really Important Stuff My Dog Has Taught Me
Cynthia L. Copeland, Workman, $12.95, 9780761181798
12. Citizen
Claudia Rankine, Graywolf Press, $20, 9781555976903
13. The World Almanac and Book of Facts
Sarah Janssen (Ed.), World Almanac, $13.99, 9781600571909
14. Our Mathematical Universe
Max Tegmark, Vintage, $16.95, 9780307744258
15. Tiny Beautiful Things
Cheryl Strayed, Vintage, $15.95, 9780307949332


1. To Kill a Mockingbird
Harper Lee, Grand Central, $8.99, 9780446310789
2. American Sniper
Chris Kyle, Scott McEwen, Harper, $9.99, 9780062376572
3. Gone Girl
Gillian Flynn, Broadway, $9.99, 9780553418354
4. Merriam-Webster's Spanish-English Dictionary
Merriam-Webster, Merriam-Webster, $6.99, 9780877798248
5. I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings
Maya Angelou, Ballantine, $6.99, 9780345514400
6. The Lord of the Rings:The Fellowship of the Ring
J.R.R. Tolkien, Ballantine, $8.99, 9780345339706
7. 1984
George Orwell, Signet, $9.99, 9780451524935
8. The Hobbit
J.R.R. Tolkien, Del Rey, $8.99, 9780345534835
9. The Diary of a Young Girl
Anne Frank, Bantam, $7.99, 9780553577129
10. Lord of the Flies
William Golding, Perigee, $9.99, 9780399501487


1. Goodnight Moon
Margaret Wise Brown, Clement Hurd (Illus.), Harper, $8.99, 9780694003617
2. Llama Llama I Love You
Anna Dewdney, Viking Children's Books, $5.99, 9780451469816
3. Where the Wild Things Are
Maurice Sendak, Harper, $18.99, 9780060254926
4. The Book With No Pictures
B.J. Novak, Dial, $17.99, 9780803741713
5. The Day the Crayons Quit
Drew Daywalt, Oliver Jeffers (Illus.), Philomel, $17.99, 9780399255373
6. Pete the Cat: Valentine's Day Is Cool
Kimberly Dean, James Dean (Illus.), HarperFestival, $9.99, 9780062198655
7. All Kinds of Kisses
Nancy Tafuri, LB Kids, $6.99, 9780316122368
8. The I Love You Book
Todd Parr, LB Kids, $6.99, 9780316247566
9. Oh, the Places You'll Go!
Dr. Seuss, Random House, $17.99, 9780679805274
10. Pat the Bunny
Dorothy Kunhardt, Golden, $9.99, 9780307120007


1. Looking for Alaska (Special 10th Anniversary Edition)
John Green, Dutton, $19.99, 9780525428022
2. Brown Girl Dreaming
Jacqueline Woodson, Nancy Paulsen Books, $16.99, 9780399252518
3. The Fault in Our Stars
John Green, Speak, $12.99, 9780142424179
4. Paper Towns
John Green, Speak, $9.99, 9780142414934
5. The One and Only Ivan
Katherine Applegate, Patricia Castelao (Illus.), Harper, $7.99, 9780061992278
6. Where She Went
Gayle Forman, Speak, $10.99, 9780142420898
7. If I Stay
Gayle Forman, Speak, $10.99, 9780147514530
8. All the Bright Places
Jennifer Niven, Knopf, $17.99, 9780385755887
9. The Giver
Lois Lowry, Harcourt, $9.99, 9780544340688
10. Charlotte's Web
E.B. White, HarperTrophy, $7.99, 9780064400558


1. Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul
Jeff Kinney, Amulet, $13.95, 9781419711893
2. The Maze Runner
James Dashner, Delacorte, $10.99, 9780385385206
3. The Scorch Trials (The Maze Runner, Book 2)
James Dashner, Ember, $9.99, 9780385738767
4. Allegiant (Divergent, #3)
Veronica Roth, Katherine Tegen Books, $19.99, 9780062024060
5. Waiting Is Not Easy! (Elephant & Piggie )
Mo Willems, Disney/Hyperion, $8.99, 9781423199571
6. Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days
Jeff Kinney, Amulet, $13.95, 9780810983915
7. The Lost Hero (The Heroes of Olympus, Book One)
Rick Riordan, Hyperion, $9.99, 9781423113461
8. Fairest: Levana's Story (The Lunar Chronicles)
Marissa Meyer, Feiwel & Friends, $17.99, 9781250060556
9. The Ruby Circle (A Bloodlines Novel)
Richelle Mead, Razorbill, $18.99, 9781595143228
10. The Blood of Olympus (The Heroes of Olympus, Book Five)
Rick Riordan, Hyperion, $19.99, 9781423146735

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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 Escape
Shark Skin Suite
My Sunshine Away
Jerry Lee Lewis: His Own Story
Yes Please
Jesus Calling
The Churchill Factor
The Paris Architect
Where'd You Go, Bernadette
To Kill a Mockingbird
Miss Hazel and the Rosa Parks League
The Alchemist
The Lost City of Z
Bad Feminist
The Death of Santini: The Story of a Father and His Son
Really Important Stuff My Dog Has Taught Me
The World Almanac and Book of Facts
Our Mathematical Universe
Tiny Beautiful Things
Merriam-Webster's Spanish-English Dictionary
I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings
The Lord of the Rings:The Fellowship of the Ring
The Hobbit
The Diary of a Young Girl
Lord of the Flies
All Kinds of Kisses
Where She Went
Oh, the Places You'll Go!
If I Stay
All the Bright Places
Charlotte's Web


Events at Southern Indie Bookstores

Meeting the Shadow Salon  (other event)
02/25/2015, 07:00 pm
Malaprops Bookstore

Author Luncheon  (author appearance)
Anna Quindlen
02/25/2015, 11:00 am
Michael's on East,

Author Appearance  (author appearance)
Alan Dershowitz
02/25/2015, 07:00 pm
Ritz Carlton

David Putnam Booksigning  (author appearance)
David Putnam
02/25/2015, 07:00 pm
Murder on the Beach Mystery Bookstore
Delray Beach, FL

Christine Jernigan: Family Language Learning  (author appearance)
Christine Jernigan
02/25/2015, 07:00 pm
Regulator Bookshop
durham, NC

WORKS IN TRANSLATION Book Club discusses FACES IN THE CROWD  (book club)
02/26/2015, 07:00 pm
Malaprops Bookstore

Mark Harris - Five Came Back - Gables  (author appearance)
Mark Harris
02/26/2015, 08:00 pm
Books & Books Inc
Coral Gables, FL

THEODORE RICHARDS presents THE CONVERSIONS  (author appearance)
Theodore Richards
02/27/2015, 07:00 pm
Malaprops Bookstore

Alfred J. Lopez - Jose Marti: A Revolutionary Life - Gables  (author appearance)
Alfred J. Lopez
02/27/2015, 08:00 pm
Books & Books Inc
Coral Gables, FL

Jonathan ODell- Miss Hazel and the Rosa Parks League  (author appearance)
Jonathan Odell
02/27/2015, 07:00 pm
Charlotte, NC

Louise Runyon Poetry Reading  (author appearance)
Louise Runyon
02/27/2015, 06:30 pm
City Lights Bookstore
Sylva, NC

Karen Stokes- Author of True Stories of Civilians, Soldiers & War  (author appearance)
Karen Stokes
02/27/2015, 11:00 am
Litchfield Books
Pawleys Island, SC

HEATHER WEBB presents RODIN'S LOVER  (author appearance)
Heather Webb
02/28/2015, 07:00 pm
Malaprops Bookstore

Mike Lupica - The Only Game - Gables  (author appearance)
Mike Lupica
02/28/2015, 02:00 pm
Books & Books Inc
Coral Gables, FL

Eva Gates Booksigning  (author appearance)
Eva Gates
02/28/2015, 01:00 pm
Murder on the Beach Mystery Bookstore
Delray Beach, FL

Elizabeth Harris Book Signing  (author appearance)
Elizabeth Harris
02/28/2015, 03:00 pm
City Lights Bookstore
Sylva, NC

Author Appearance  (author appearance)
Susan Nusbaum
03/01/2015, 02:00 pm
Bookstore1Sarasota, 1359 Main Street, Sarasota

Short Story Book Club  (book club)
Junot Diaz
03/03/2015, 07:00 pm
Cock and Bull Pub

Poetry Book Club  (book club)
03/03/2015, 07:00 pm
The Club at 1350 Main Street, Sarasota

First Friday Art Walk Book Signing with Angie Steele  (author appearance)
Angie Steele
03/06/2015, 05:00 pm
Page After Page Bookstore

Little Writers Workshop  (writers group)
03/07/2015, 10:30 am
Bookstore1Sarasota, 1359 Main Street, Sarasota

Poetry Local/Mic  (other event)
03/08/2015, 02:00 pm
Bookstore1Sarasota, 1359 Main Street, Sarasota

Elsie's Barista Book Club  (book club)
M.L. Stedman
03/10/2015, 09:00 am
Bookstore1Sarasota, 1359 Main Street, Sarasota

Jamie Kornegay book launch for Soil  (author appearance)
Jamie Kornegay
03/10/2015, 05:30 pm
Turnrow Books
Greenwood, MS

David Joy discusses his novel Where All Light Tends to Go  (author appearance)
David Joy
03/11/2015, 07:00 pm
Flyleaf Books
Chapel Hill, NC

Attention all Civil War Enthusiasts  (author appearance)
Jeff Stayton
03/13/2015, 11:00 am
Horton's Books & Gifts
Carrollton, GA

Author Appearance  (author appearance)
Abassador Christopher Hill
03/17/2015, 06:00 pm
Mildred Sainer Pavillion on campus of New College

Author Luncheon  (author appearance)
03/18/2015, 11:30 am
Florida Studio Theatre

Boarding Pass to Murder  (book club)
Manuel Vazquez Montalban
03/19/2015, 05:00 pm
Bookstore1Sarasota, 1359 Main Street, Sarasota

Author Appearance  (author appearance)
Ambassador Christopher Hill
03/19/2015, 06:00 pm
Bookstore1Sarasota, 1359 Main Street, Sarasota

Author Appearance  (author appearance)
Randy Wayne White
03/28/2015, 07:00 pm
Bookstore1Sarasota, 1359 Main Street, Sarasota

Prose Local/Mic  (author appearance)
Kurt Landefeld
03/29/2015, 02:00 pm
Bookstore1Sarasota, 1359 Main Street, Sarasota

First Friday Art Walk Book Signing with Karen Yankosky  (author appearance)
Karen Yankosky
04/03/2015, 05:00 pm
Page After Page Bookstore

Little Writer's Workshop  (other event)
04/04/2015, 10:30 am
Bookstore 1 Sarasota

Poetry Book Club  (book club)
Billy Collins
04/07/2015, 07:00 pm
The Club at 1350 Main Street, Sarasota

Poetry Local/Mic  (author appearance)
04/12/2015, 02:00 pm
Bookstore1Sarasota, 1359 Main Street, Sarasota

Boarding Pass to Murder  (book club)
Ian Hamilton
04/15/2015, 05:00 pm
Bookstore1Sarasota, 1359 Main Street, Sarasota

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