Lady Banks

On the benefits of just sitting and scribbling.

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{On the benefits of just sitting and scribbling.}

In which her ladyship, the editor, contemplates the nature of the summer reading list, Mr. David Sedaris wants more beauty, not more toilet paper, in his life, Ms. Janet Geddis wishes to sell her purple house of ill-repute, and Mr. Fred Chappell prefers to just sit and scribble.

June 15, 2014

Dear readers,

Do you have a summer reading list?

"Summer" is a word that makes us think of picnics and baseball games, beach vacations and black flies.  When we think of books and summer, we think of battered paperback mysteries and love stories. Page-turner thrillers.  Gentle coming of age stories. Not so gentle coming home tales.

Actually, her ladyship, the editor, thinks of none of these things. She has a somewhat Proustian response to the idea of summer reading--the heat and the high-pitched singing of the cidadas, the heavy sweet smell of the privet in bloom, the wet glass under her fingers when she reaches for lemonade or sweet tea---these all evoke memories of books she had read in past summers, listening to past cicadas, drinking past glasses of iced tea with lemon.

She has, therefore, a "summer reading list" of books she associates with summer:

PentimentoA Tree Grows in Brooklyn

The Minotaur Takes a Cigarette BreakTravels with Charley

There are many other "summery" books, of course. But the odds are that at some point during the worst of the heat her ladyship will find herself picking up one of these to revisit. Because like the tea and the cicadas and the sound of the laundry flapping on the line, they just seem to be a part of summer.

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.

Flying ShoesMary Byrd Thornton knew that breaking things was not a good, adult response to getting sudden, scary news about a terrible thing in the past, a thing buried with the dead and kicked to the curb of consciousness; but that was what she’d done anyway.

She’d been unloading the dishwasher, killing time until school let out and half-listening to NPR. The IRA had broken a truce and bombed London, unwanted rape babies—“ enfants mauvais souvenir,” NPR called them— babies from the massacres in Rwanda over the past two years were abandoned and dying, some scientist was predicting global chaos, calling it Y2K— planes would be falling from the sky and subway trains colliding in the year 2000. Basically it was the usual news; what she and her brothers called every new day’s headlines: More Dead Everywhere. It always seemed like the world was a kitchen full

of leaking gas just waiting for the careless match.

--Lisa Howorth, Flying Shoes (Bloomsbury, 2014) 9781620403013

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Book & Author Gossip

Appalachia

Charles Wright Named America's Poet Laureate

Reached by telephone at his house in Charlottesville, he still sounded a bit wide-eyed with surprise. “I’m very honored and flattered to be picked, but also somewhat confused,” Mr. Wright said in a softly accented voice, after apologizing for the sound of buzz saws cutting trees in the yard that he has described in poem after poem. “I really don’t know what I’m supposed to do,” he continued. “But as soon as I find out, I’ll do it.”

 

Brighten the Corner Where You Are

Fred Chappell at his writing table

“I am what I am,” he said, sitting at his backyard table and wearing a pair of tennis shoes. “What you see is what you get. I just sit and scribble.” A leather bag that he brings with him to his home workstation is stuffed with tools related to his trade, including a full-sized notebook and a pocket-sized companion. It holds several books he’s in the middle of reading — including one of a former student’s poems — a manuscript of his own to review before a reading in Asheville the following day, a series of drawings for which he is supposed to write accompanying prose, a fistful of pens and cough drops. And of course, an “absolutely necessary” rocks glass for wine. The glass only holds water while he is writing, displaced by wine when he finishes.

The Interestings

David Sedaris on summer reads

What is one of your all-time favorite summer reads? I love Meg Wolitzer’s The Interestingsbecause it’s sprawling and beautifully written and it opens at a summer camp. It’s a truly great novel about friendship, and how it deepens and changes over the years. 

Which new title are you the most excited to read this summer? Michael Cunningham’s The Snow QueenBecause it’s Michael Cunningham and the audio version is read by Clare Danes. That means you can listen to it while you’re combing your body for ticks and doing other…summer things. The Snow Queen

Sedaris: I want beauty in my life

When it comes to books, though, I’ve always preferred buying them in an actual store, preferably in a store with a bathroom... I don’t want to buy my books and my toilet paper and my clothing all under the same roof. I want beauty in my life. I want charm. I want contact with actual people. It is, for me, a large part of what makes life worth living.

Six reasons to love independent bookstores

Ice cream. More and more independents are providing a place to sit and read those books. Places with coffee, cookies, ice cream. Only the fact that I’d already ingested a week of calories in two days kept me from her ice cream. (And, BTW, best sandwich I’ve ever had? At Gibson’s in New Hampshire.)

Bookstore owner writes first novel

Flying ShoesIn the opening pages of Lisa Howorth’s novel, “Flying Shoes,” her heroine, Mary Byrd Thornton, gets a phone call from a police detective. He has news: The unsolved 30-year-old murder of her brother is being reinvestigated. She picks up a glass-laminate dish, advertised as indestructible, and shatters it on the kitchen floor.

It took years for Ms. Howorth to get that phone ringing. At 63, she is making her debut as a novelist, despite being a longtime fixture in American literary circles. In 1979 she and her husband, Richard Howorth, founded Square Books in Oxford, Miss., a nerve center for contemporary American fiction, and a second home for a long list of Southern writers, including Barry Hannah, Larry Brown and John Grisham. Add to the constant traffic of brilliant writers the long shadow cast by William Faulkner, the writer who drew Ms. Howorth to Oxford in the first place, and you have a recipe for writerly paralysis.

“It’s really intimidating, at least for me,” Ms. Howorth said

The Purple Pagoda is for sale

The owner of Avid Bookshop is selling her house....which also used to be the home of a former well-known local madam.

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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 Sandra Gail-Lambert

Sandra Gail LambertSandra Gail Lambert's novel, The River's Memory, combines her believe in the extraordinary effect of ordinary women with a passion for the natural world of Florida. These days she lives with her partner in Gainesville, Florida but grew up as a military brat and then spent most of a decade owning a southern independent feminist bookstore. Sandra writes fiction and memoir which have been published in a variety of journals and anthologies including New Letters, the North American Review, The Weekly Rumpus, the Alaska Quarterly Review, Brevity, and Arts & Letters. She's won prizes from Big Fiction Magazine and the Saints and Sinners Short Story Contest and is a Yaddo fellow..

Request Sandra for a book club or event

Sandra's Profile Page on STARS

Sandra's upcoming trips

Sandra Gail Lambert | Request author

  • Florida, Winter Park | 08/03/2014 to 08/04/2014

  • Florida, Gainesville | 09/09/2014 to 09/10/2014

River's Memory

The River's MemoryTHE RIVER'S MEMORY tells the story of women living along the banks of a river where water billows from caverns of silent lakes. Before the first Europeans arrive, a potter survives an alligator attack only to be trapped in a deadly game of politics. Centuries later a child of the Florida frontier sits on the baby graves of her siblings and tries to make sense of her mother's depression, race relations, and the habits of caterpillars. Fever and breathlessness, both from the Spanish Flu and a rush of new sexual feeling, sends a fourteen-year- old on a journey of escape that ends where in the years to come a woman born without legs spends her days swimming with manatees, drinking moonshine, and reading the latest Virginia Woolf. That is, until the day a man asks her to wrestle snakes. Today, a store clerk in the river's amusement park sells plastic dream catchers and alligator mugs made in China until divorce, a looming forty- ninth birthday, and a sudden winter storm drive her back to the river she abandoned as a child. And, finally, ten thousand years ago, when the river was only a crack in the earth, a trader walks across the grass savannahs of what will become Florida and searches for a way to end her pregnancy. These women are not famous. None of them have children. Instead, their stories exist in a mosaic of time and shadowed history, and the things of the river--clay and water, trees and bone--carry their memories forward.

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

Flying Shoes

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Read This! Okra Picks & Recommended Reading from Southern Booksellers


Okra Picks

From the Okra Picks

Flying Shoes 
by Lisa Howorth
9781620403013 | Bloomsbury USA | 06/17/2014

Read the first chapter!
Flying Shoes

Mary Byrd Thornton could understand how a reporter couldn't resist the story: a nine-year-old boy sexually molested and killed on Mother's Day, 1966. A suspect to whom nothing would stick. A neighborhood riddled with secrets. No one, especially the bungling or complicit authorities, had been able to solve the crime. Now, thirty years later, the reporter's call will reel a reluctant Mary Byrd from Mississippi back to Virginia where she must confront her family--and, once again, the murder's irremovable stain of tragedy. Lisa Howorth's remarkable Flying Shoes is a work of fiction, but the murder is based on the still-unsolved case of her stepbrother, a front page story in the Washington Post. And yet this is not a crime novel; it is an honest and luminous story of a particular time and place in the South, where even calamitous weather can be a character, everyone has a story, and all are inextricably entwined. With a flamboyant cast, splendid dark humor, a potent sense of history, and a shocking true story at its heart, Flying Shoes is a rich and candid novel from a fresh new southern voice about family and memory and one woman's flight from a wounded past

More Okra Picks!


Read This! Recommendations from Southern Indie Booksellers

More staff picks from Quail Ridge Books and Music in Raleigh, North Carolina

Auto BiographyFrom Rosemary: Auto Biography: A Classic Car, an Outlaw Motorhead, and 57 Years of the American Dream by Earl Swift (It Books $26.99). Take a spin through the history of America and its suburbification via the provenance of a '57 Chevy. By the time the car reaches its 13th owner both it and he are in need of restoration, and his language would give George Carlin the vapors. But just imagine he's your hard-drinking, short-fused, crazy train uncle who doesn't mean any harm, and enjoy the wild ride. 9780062282668

 

 

The Storied Life of AJ FikryFrom Samantha: The Storied Life of A. J. Fikry: A Novel by Gabrielle Zevin (Algonquin $24.95). There is a fairy tale quality to this enchanting, quirky gem. Caustic, sarcastic A.J., the owner of an independent bookstore on little Alice Island, is one of the great characters of current literature. Sometimes laugh-out-loud funny, sometimes heart breaking, but above all a heartening affirmation of the enduring value of books—real books—this is a tribute to the people who write them, read them and sell them. 9781616203214

 

 

A Southern GirlFrom Julia: A Southern Girl by John Warley (Story River $29.95). A fascinating and emotional look at Charleston upper crust as it struggles to deal with one of its own adopting a Korean infant. Told from the point of view of the birth mother, the Korean orphanage worker, and the adoptive parents—this story will at once frustrate you and warm your heart. I was hooked from the prologue! 9781611173918

 

 

 

 

The Sittin UpFrom Craven: The Strange and Beautiful Sorrows of Ava Lavender by Leslye Walton (Candlewick $17.99, for ages 14+). This book is about many things. It is about a girl born with wings. It is about her wounded mother, her haunted grandmother, and her silent brother. It is about people doing terrible, wonderful things. Mostly it is about love, and the scars it leaves behind. Written in a poetic, atmospheric style and containing a cast of characters that are so real you can smell them, this book is the fairy tale you've always wanted to hear whether you knew it or not. 9780763665661

More recommended reading from southern bookstores

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Southern Indie Bestsellers

For the week ending June 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.

HARDCOVER FICTION

1. Written in My Own Heart's Blood
Diana Gabaldon, Delacorte, $35, 9780385344432
2. The Goldfinch
Donna Tartt, Little Brown, $30, 9780316055437
3. The Hurricane Sisters
Dorothea Benton Frank, Morrow, $26.99, 9780062132529
4. Mr. Mercedes
Stephen King, Scribner, $30, 9781476754451
okra5. The Invention of Wings
Sue Monk Kidd, Viking, $27.95, 9780670024780

6. Midnight in Europe
Alan Furst, Random House, $27, 9781400069491
okra 7. Natchez Burning
Greg Iles, Morrow, $27.99, 9780062311078

8. The Smoke at Dawn
Jeff Shaara, Ballantine, $28, 9780345527417
9. The Matchmaker
Elin Hilderbrand, Little Brown, $28, 9780316099752
10. Save the Date
Mary Kay Andrews, St. Martin's, $26.99, 9781250019691
okra 11. A Long Time Gone
Karen White, NAL, $25.95, 9780451240460

12. The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry
Gabrielle Zevin, Algonquin, $24.95, 9781616203214
13. All the Light We Cannot See
Anthony Doerr, Scribner, $27, 9781476746586
14. The Vacationers
Emma Straub, Riverhead, $26.95, 9781594631573
15. The Last Kind Words Saloon
Larry McMurtry, Liveright, $24.95, 9780871407863

HARDCOVER NONFICTION

1. Hard Choices
Hillary Rodham Clinton, S&S, $35, 9781476751443
2. One Nation
Ben Carson, Candy Carson, Sentinel, $25.95, 9781595231123
3. Carsick
John Waters, FSG, $26, 9780374298630
4. Capital in the Twenty-First Century
Thomas Piketty, Belknap Press, $39.95, 9780674430006
5. Think Like a Freak
Steven D. Levitt, Stephen J. Dubner, Morrow, $28.99, 9780062218339
6. Tibetan Peach Pie
Tom Robbins, Ecco, $27.99, 9780062267405
7. Everything I Need to Know I Learned From a Little Golden Book
Diane Muldrow, Golden Books, $9.99, 9780307977618
8. Good Talk, Dad
Bill Geist, Willie Geist, Grand Central, $27, 9781455547227
9. Unbroken
Laura Hillenbrand, Random House, $28, 9781400064168
10. David and Goliath
Malcolm Gladwell, Little Brown, $29, 9780316204361
11. Jesus Calling
Sarah Young, Integrity, $15.99, 9781591451884
12. Flash Boys
Michael Lewis, Norton, $27.95, 9780393244663
13. Clouds of Glory
Michael Korda, Harper Torch, $40, 9780062116291
14. Killing Jesus
Bill O'Reilly, Martin Dugard, Holt, $28, 9780805098549
15. Players First
John Calipari, Michael Sokolove, Penguin Press, $28.95, 9781594205736

TRADE PAPERBACK FICTION

1. Gone Girl
Gillian Flynn, Broadway, $15, 9780307588371
2. And the Mountains Echoed
Khaled Hosseini, Riverhead, $16, 9781594632389
3. The Ocean at the End of the Lane
Neil Gaiman, Morrow, $14.99, 9780062255662
okra4. The Yonahlossee Riding Camp for Girls
Anton DiSclafani, Riverhead, $16, 9781594632709

5. The Silver Star
Jeannette Walls, Scribner, $16, 9781451661545
6. Where'd You Go, Bernadette
Maria Semple, Back Bay, $14.99, 9780316204262
7. Orphan Train
Christina Baker Kline, Morrow, $14.99, 9780061950728
okra 8. The Tilted World
Tom Franklin, Beth Ann Fennelly, Morrow, $14.99, 9780062069191

9. The Last Original Wife
Dorothea Benton Frank, Morrow, $14.99, 9780062132475
10. Bad Monkey
Carl Hiaasen, Grand Central, $15, 9780446556149
11. The Cuckoo's Calling
Robert Galbraith, J.K. Rowling, Mulholland, $18, 9780316206853
12. Beautiful Ruins
Jess Walter, Harper Perennial, $15.99, 9780061928178
13. The Rosie Project
Graeme Simsion, S&S, $15.99, 9781476729091
14. Fahrenheit 451
Ray Bradbury, S&S, $15, 9781451673319
15. Americanah
Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, Anchor, $15.95, 9780307455925

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
okra3. The Astronaut Wives Club
Lily Koppel, Grand Central, $17, 9781455503247

4. How to Read Literature Like a Professor
Thomas C. Foster, Harper Perennial, $15.99, 9780062301673
5. Behind the Beautiful Forevers
Katherine Boo, Random House, $16, 9780812979329
6. Lawrence in Arabia
Scott Anderson, Anchor, $17.95, 9780307476418
7. Heaven Is for Real
Todd Burpo, Thomas Nelson, $16.99, 9780849922077
8. Orange Is the New Black
Piper Kerman, Spiegel & Grau, $16, 9780812986181
9. Confessions of the World's Best Father
Dave Engledow, Gotham, $18, 9781592408894
10. One Summer: America, 1927
Bill Bryson, Anchor, $16.95, 9780767919418
11. Wild
Cheryl Strayed, Vintage, $15.95, 9780307476074
12. The Guns at Last Light
Rick Atkinson, Picador USA, $20, 9781250037817
13. A Higher Call
Adam Makos, Berkley, $17, 9780425255735
14. The Monuments Men
Robert M. Edsel, Back Bay, $17, 9780316240055
15. Man Made Meals
Steven Raichlen, Workman, $24.95, 9780761166443

MASS MARKET

1. I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings
Maya Angelou, Ballantine, $6.99, 9780345514400
2. A Game of Thrones
George R.R. Martin, Bantam, $9.99, 9780553593716
3. The Catcher in the Rye
J.D. Salinger, Little Brown, $8.99, 9780316769488
4. To Kill a Mockingbird
Harper Lee, Grand Central, $8.99, 9780446310789
5. A Clash of Kings
George R.R. Martin, Bantam, $9.99, 9780345535429
6. 1984
George Orwell, Signet, $9.99, 9780451524935
7. Lord of the Flies
William Golding, Berkley, $9.99, 9780399501487
8. Inferno
Dan Brown, Anchor, $9.99, 9781400079155
9. Ender's Game
Orson Scott Card, Tor, $7.99, 9780765370624
10. The Diary of a Young Girl
Anne Frank, Bantam, $7.99, 9780553577129

CHILDREN'S ILLUSTRATED

1. Goodnight Moon
Margaret Wise Brown, Clement Hurd (Illus.), Harper, $8.99, 9780694003617
2. Oh, the Places You'll Go!
Dr. Seuss, Random House, $17.99, 9780679805274
3. The Pigeon Needs a Bath!
Mo Willems, Disney Press, $16.99, 9781423190875
4. The Day the Crayons Quit
Drew Daywalt, Oliver Jeffers (Illus.), Philomel, $17.99, 9780399255373
5. Where the Wild Things Are
Maurice Sendak, Harper, $18.99, 9780060254926
6. Frozen (Little Golden Book)
Victoria Saxon, Grace Lee (Illus.), Random House/Disney, $3.99, 9780736430517
7. I Love My Daddy
Giles Andreae, Emma Dodd (Illus.), Disney/Hyperion, $6.99, 9781423199700
8. Pete the Cat: I Love My White Shoes
Eric Litwin, James Dean (Illus.), Harper, $17.99, 9780061906220
9. Little Blue Truck
Alice Schertle, Jill McElmurry (Illus.), Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, $6.99, 9780547248288
10. Three Bears in a Boat
David Soman, Dial Books, $17.99, 9780803739932

CHILDREN'S INTEREST

1. The Fault in Our Stars
John Green, Speak, $12.99, 9780142424179
2. Paper Towns
John Green, Speak, $9.99, 9780142414934
3. Looking for Alaska
John Green, Speak, $9.99, 9780142402511
4. An Abundance of Katherines
John Green, Speak, $9.99, 9780142410707
5. The Book Thief
Markus Zusak, Knopf, $12.99, 9780385754729
6. We Were Liars
E. Lockhart, Delacorte, $17.99, 9780385741262
7. Minecraft: Essential Handbook
Scholastic, $7.99, 9780545669931
8. The Giver
Lois Lowry, Laurel-Leaf, $6.99, 9780440237686
9. Wonder
R.J. Palacio, Knopf, $15.99, 9780375869020
10. Eleanor & Park
Rainbow Rowell, St. Martin's Griffin, $18.99, 9781250012579

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. Soccer on Sunday (Magic Tree House, #52)
Mary Pope Osborne, Sal Murdocca (Illus.), Random House, $12.99, 9780307980533
8. Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone
J.K.Rowling, Scholastic, $10.99, 9780590353427
9. Frozen: A Tale of Two Sisters (Step Into Reading Series)
Melissa Lagonegro, Maria Elena Naggi (Illus.), Random House/Disney, $3.99, 9780736431200
10. The Death Cure (The Maze Runner, Book 3)
James Dashner, Delacorte, $9.99, 9780385738781

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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.

Hurricane Sisters
The Smoke at Dawn
Save the Date
A Long Time Gone
The Storied Life of AJ Fikry
Jesus Calling
Clouds of Glory
Killing Jesus
Players First
The Tilted World
The Last Original Wife
The Cuckoo's Calling
Farenheit 451
The Astronaut Wives Club
How to Read Literature Like a Professor
Confessions of the World's Best Father
Guns at Last Light
Monuments Men
Man Made Meals
The Catcher in the Rye
To Kill a Mockingbird
Lord of the Flies” height=
Ender's Game
The Diary of a Young Girl
Three Bears in a Boat


Events

Events at Southen Indie Bookstores 

Eric Poses - All Things Equal, Inc.  (author appearance)
Eric Poses
06/21/2014, 11:00 am
Books & Books Inc
Coral Gables, FL

Oscar Fuentes - 4 Nights with Betsy  (author appearance)
Oscar Fuentes
06/21/2014, 07:00 pm
Books & Books Inc
Coral Gables, FL

Meet Author Dale M. Kushner: THE CONDITIONS OF LOVE  (author appearance)
Dale M. Kushner
06/21/2014, 06:30 pm
Avid Bookshop
Athens, GA

Richelle Putnam signs THE INSPIRING LIFE OF EUDORA WELTY  (author appearance)
Richelle Putnam
06/21/2014, 01:00 pm
Square Books
Oxford, MS

Susan Surman, Writing Workshop  (writers group)
06/21/2014, 10:00 am
Barnhill's
Winston-Salem, NC

Nelma Jean Bryson Introduces Her New Mystery Series  (author appearance)
Nelma Jean Bryson
06/21/2014, 03:00 pm
City Lights Bookstore
Sylva, NC

Slam Asheville Youth Poetry Open Mic  (other event)
06/21/2014, 10:00 am
Malaprop's Bookstore/Cafe
Asheville, NC

Lee Zacharias – The Only Sounds We Make  (author appearance)
Lee Zacharias
06/21/2014, 11:00 am
McIntyre's Fine Books
Pittsboro, NC

Nan Chase – Drink the Harvest!  (author appearance)
Nan Chase
06/21/2014, 02:00 pm
McIntyre's Fine Books
Pittsboro, NC

Author event: Steve Lindahl - White Horse Regressions  (author appearance)
Steve Lindahl
06/21/2014, 11:00 am
Park Road Books
Charlotte, NC

Author event: Jeffrey Leak - Visible Man: The Life of Henry Dumas  (author appearance)
Jeffrey Leak
06/21/2014, 02:00 pm
Park Road Books
Charlotte, NC

Nan Chase and DeNeice Guest   (author appearance)
DeNeice Guest
06/21/2014, 11:00 am
Quail Ridge Books & Music
Raleigh, NC

Saturday Storytime!  (other event)
06/21/2014, 11:00 am
Regulator Bookshop
durham, NC

Christopher Watson signs The Handyman  (author appearance)
Christopher Watson
06/21/2014, 01:00 pm
Books on Broad
Camden, SC

Author event with Mary Kay Andrews, author of Save the Date  (author appearance)
Mary Kay Andrews
06/21/2014, 02:00 pm
Parnassus Books
Nashville, TN

Mary Alice Monroe  (author appearance)
Mary Alice Monroe
06/22/2014, 05:00 pm
Fountainhead Bookstore

Talk by Mary Alice Monroe  (author appearance)
Mary Alice Monroe
06/22/2014, 05:00 pm
The Cedars

Oliver North  (author appearance)
Oliver North
06/22/2014, 06:00 pm
Page & Palette
Fairhope, AL

Sunday Sleuths  (book club)
06/22/2014, 03:00 pm
Murder on the Beach Mystery Bookstore
Delray Beach, FL

Book Signing with SARAH JONES!  (author appearance)
Sarah Lucia Jones
06/22/2014, 10:00 am
Malaprop's Bookstore/Cafe
Asheville, NC

BRYS STEPHENS Cookbook Presentation, Tasting & Booksigning  (author appearance)
Brys Stephens
06/22/2014, 03:00 pm
Malaprop's Bookstore/Cafe
Asheville, NC

NCPS Reading Series- Susan Laughter Meyers  (author appearance)
Susan Laughter Meyers
06/22/2014, 02:00 pm
McIntyre's Fine Books
Pittsboro, NC

Author event: Brenda Bevan Remmes - The Quaker Cafe  (author appearance)
Brenda Bevan Remmes
06/22/2014, 02:00 pm
Park Road Books
Charlotte, NC

Ruth Moose- Doing It at the Dixie Dew: A Mystery  (author appearance)
Ruth Moose
06/22/2014, 06:00 pm
Quail Ridge Books & Music
Raleigh, NC

Meet Charles Dodd White   (author appearance)
Charles Dodd White
06/22/2014, 02:00 pm
The Book Shelf
Tryon, NC

Author event with Graeme Simsion, author of The Rosie Project  (author appearance)
Graeme Simsion
06/22/2014, 02:00 pm
Parnassus Books
Nashville, TN

Jenny Milchman  (author appearance)
Jenny Milchman
06/23/2014, 12:00 pm
Page & Palette
Fairhope, AL

Writing With Intent: World Building  (writers group)
06/23/2014, 06:30 pm
Charis Books & More
Atlanta, GA

okraLISA HOWORTH READING & SIGNING  (author appearance)
Lisa Howorth
06/23/2014, 07:00 pm
Malaprop's Bookstore/Cafe
Asheville, NC

Duke Young Writers  (other event)
06/23/2014, 07:00 pm
Regulator Bookshop
durham, NC

Author event with Cory Basil, author of The Shovel & The Hare  (author appearance)
Cory Basil
06/23/2014, 06:30 pm
Parnassus Books
Nashville, TN

Writer's Workshop for Tween and Teens  (writers group)
06/24/2014, 09:00 am
Fountainhead Bookstore

The Krane Reading Series - Outside: Short Plays   (other event)
06/24/2014, 08:00 pm
Books & Books Inc
Coral Gables, FL

Meet Author Mary Alice Monroe at the Athens-Clarke County Library  (author appearance)
Mary Alice Monroe
06/24/2014, 07:00 pm
Avid Bookshop
Athens, GA

Meet Author Mary Alice Monroe at the Athens-Clarke County Library  (author appearance)
Mary Alice Monroe
06/24/2014, 07:00 pm
Avid Bookshop
Athens, GA

Meet Author Mary Alice Monroe at the AthensClarke County Library  (author appearance)
Mary Alice Monroe
06/24/2014, 07:00 pm
Avid Bookshop
Athens, GA

Nigel Hamilton - THE MANTLE OF COMMAND: FDR at War, 1941-1942  (author appearance)
Nigel Hamilton
06/24/2014, 06:00 pm
Octavia Books
New Orleans, LA

Megan Abbott signs THE FEVER  (author appearance)
Megan Abbott
06/24/2014, 05:00 pm
Square Books
Oxford, MS

Kate Sweeney Presents AMERICAN AFTERLIFE: Encounters in the Customs of Mourning  (author appearance)
Kate Sweeney
06/24/2014, 07:00 pm
Malaprop's Bookstore/Cafe
Asheville, NC

PRB Foodie Book Club - Salt Sugar Fat by Michael Moss  (book club)
06/24/2014, 07:00 pm
Park Road Books
Charlotte, NC

okraLisa Howorth--Flying Shoes  (author appearance)
Lisa Howorth
06/24/2014, 07:00 pm
Regulator Bookshop
durham, NC

Author event with Tracy Barrett, author of The Stepsister's Tale  (author appearance)
Tracy Barrett
06/24/2014, 06:30 pm
Parnassus Books
Nashville, TN

CODE READ! No River Too Wide by Emilie Richards  (other event)
06/24/2014, 10:00 am
Fountain Bookstore
Richmond, VA

Ricardo Chávez en conversación con Ismael CALA, y con la visita especial de Sonya Smith - Tu Vida No Tiene Que Ser Una Novela   (author appearance)
Ricardo Chávez
06/25/2014, 05:30 pm
Books & Books Inc
Coral Gables, FL

JENNY MILCHMAN returns to Inkwood with RUIN FALLS  (author appearance)
Jenny Milchman
06/25/2014, 07:00 pm
Inkwood Books
Tampa, FL

Jean Kwok-Mambo in Chinatown  (author appearance)
Jean Kwok
06/25/2014, 07:15 am
Eagle Eye Book Shop
Atlanta, GA

Dennis Mitchell signs A NEW HISTORY OF MISSISSIPPI  (author appearance)
Dennis Mitchell
06/25/2014, 05:00 pm
Square Books
Oxford, MS

WOMEN WHO RUN WITH THE WOLVES SERIES  (other event)
06/25/2014, 07:00 pm
Malaprop's Bookstore/Cafe
Asheville, NC

Amanda Lamb  (author appearance)
Amanda Lamb
06/25/2014, 07:30 pm
Quail Ridge Books & Music
Raleigh, NC

B.O.B Book Club June Selection: Pat Conroy's My Losing Season  (book club)
06/25/2014, 10:30 am
Books on Broad
Camden, SC

Stories & Sweets With Nan Chase and DeNeice Guest  (author appearance)
Nan Chase
06/25/2014, 07:00 pm
Fiction Addiction
Greenville, SC

Author event with Nancy Vienneau, author of The Third Thursday Community Potluck Cookbook  (author appearance)
Nancy Vienneau
06/25/2014, 06:30 pm
Parnassus Books
Nashville, TN

John Milliken Thompson at Reveille for The Reservoir  (author appearance)
John Milliken Thompson
06/25/2014, 10:30 am
Fountain Bookstore
Richmond, VA

Poetry reading with GIANNA RUSSO and SUSAN LILLEY  (author appearance)
Susan Lilley
06/26/2014, 07:00 pm
Inkwood Books
Tampa, FL

Jean Kwok discusses her new novel Mambo in Chinatown  (author appearance)
Jean Kwok
06/26/2014, 07:00 pm
Flyleaf Books
Chapel Hill, NC

Joseph Wheelan  (author appearance)
Joseph Wheelan
06/26/2014, 07:30 pm
Quail Ridge Books & Music
Raleigh, NC

Jamie Anderson- Drive All Night  (author appearance)
Jamie Anderson
06/26/2014, 07:00 pm
Regulator Bookshop
durham, NC

Jeremy Jones- Bearwallow   (author appearance)
Jeremy Jones
06/26/2014, 05:00 pm
Blue Bicycle Books
Charleston, SC

Heather Marshall Launch Party  (author appearance)
Heather Marshall
06/26/2014, 05:30 pm
Fiction Addiction
Greenville, SC

Author event with Emma Straub, author of The Vacationers  (author appearance)
Emma Straub
06/26/2014, 06:30 pm
Parnassus Books
Nashville, TN

Jenny Milcham - Ruin Falls  (author appearance)
Jenny Milcham
06/27/2014, 08:00 pm
Books & Books Inc
Coral Gables, FL

Pearl Cleage at Charis! Things I Should Have Told My Daughter: Lies, Lessons & Love Affairs  (author appearance)
Pearl Cleage
06/27/2014, 07:30 pm
Charis Books & More
Atlanta, GA

Webb Hubbell: When Men Betray  (author appearance)
Webb Hubbell
06/27/2014, 06:00 pm
Garden District Book Shop
New Orleans, LA

okraPatti Callahan Henry discusses her new novel The Stories We Tell  (author appearance)
Patti Callahan Henry
06/27/2014, 07:00 pm
Flyleaf Books
Chapel Hill, NC

ELIZABETH GILBERT Presents THE SIGNATURE OF ALL THINGS  (author appearance)
Elizabeth Gilbert
06/27/2014, 07:00 pm
Malaprop's Bookstore/Cafe
Asheville, NC

Earl Swift – Auto Biography  (author appearance)
Earl Swift
06/27/2014, 02:00 pm
McIntyre's Fine Books
Pittsboro, NC

Mary Ann Claud – The Dancin’ Man  (author appearance)
Mary Ann Claud
06/27/2014, 04:00 pm
The Book Shelf
Tryon, NC

okraBook Your Lunch With Patti Callahan Henry  (author appearance)
Patti Callahan Henry
06/27/2014, 12:00 pm
Fiction Addiction
Greenville, SC

YA Book Club  (book club)
06/28/2014, 03:00 pm
Vero Beach Book Center
Vero Beach, FL

Charis Celebrates the Atlanta Issue of Original Plumbing  (other event)
06/28/2014, 04:00 pm
Charis Books & More
Atlanta, GA

okraAlexandra Duncan - SALVAGE  (author appearance)
Alexandra Duncan
06/28/2014, 05:00 pm
Octavia Books
New Orleans, LA


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