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{Tin roofs, wooden stoves, metal dippers, and rope swings.}

In which indie booksellers list the best books of 2015, Mississippi-style, the fight against the stupids is not over, and somebody finally gives her ladyship, the editor, books for Christmas.

December 27, 2015

In This Issue

Lady Banks' Commonplace Book | Book and Author Gossip | Author 2 Author | STARS Author Feature | Okra Picks | Special to the Southern List | Southern Indie Bestsellers | Event Calendar


Dearest Readers,

What books did you get for Christmas? Her ladyship rarely receives books as presents, for any occasion. It is a thing she is resigned to -- her far-flung family seems to all be under the impression that she has already read any book they would like to send her, so as a rule she tends to receive gifts of a more practical nature -- cooking utensils, gift cards to pet supply shops, a year's worth of flea/tick medication for her dogs (much, much appreciated, she admits), new, sturdy gardening gloves. 

But this year was an exception. This year, there were indeed books among the wrapped packages that showed up, one by one, in the post. And not a one that she had already read, which goes to show that her family's estimation of ladyship's ability to read every book that has ever been published is rather unrealistic and over-rated. There are just so many wonderful books out there. Besides, often the best books are the ones chosen for us by the people in our lives who love us.

So here are some of the books her ladyship received for Christmas:

MamushkaThe SympathizerHeirs to Forgotten KingdomsThe Small Heart of Things

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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.

Crooked Lett iBen's Eyes

I loved Grandmama's. I loved the tin roof, the smell of the wood stove, the taste of the metal dipper, the tiny roof above the well, the tomatoes we picked and ate off the vine, the rope swing that hung on the tall hickory, but most of all, Ben's eyes.

Long before six others and I integrated one of the high schools in Houston County, Georgia, in the early sixties, or before I became the drum major and broke the heart of the white football captain, back before I was a teenager and we lived on an Air Force Base in Texas, I used to spend two months of every summer at Grandmama's house in south Georgia.

My older sister, Hattie, who was thirteen then, teased me before everyone as her "country kid-brother." She went to Georgia with me the first time, but she didn't like the single-room house, the bed she had to share with Grandmama, the goats in the yard, the weeding and the hoeing, collard greens every day of the week, no radio, and the six-mile walk--one-way--to the movies. She stood it for about three weeks and then cried until Grandmama let her return early to "Texas civilization and the twentieth century." as Hattie boasted to her girlfriends at our large playground on the base.

Ben was my older cousin, sixteen or seventeen, and he had gorgeous, round, bedroom eyes, with long lashes like the kind women pay to have made up false. Ben's face was a richer black than mine, with not even a hint of tan. He had generous cheeks and a lean chin. His strong red lips could not conceal the slight smile he kept as I stared at him for minutes at a time, not just when we rested in the shade to guzzle water from the Mason jar, be even while I rode with him on the rented single-seater, plowing Grandmama's field. I probably wasn't much help, but he made me feel that I was. 

--Louie Crew, "Ben's Eyes" in Crooked Letter i: Coming Out in the South, edited by Connie Griffin. (New South Books, 2015) 9781588383136

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Holiday Gift Guide: Young Adult Literature, part 2


Gifts for everyone on your list, including yourself! As suggested by Southern Indie Booksellers

The Odds of Getting EvenThe Odds of Getting Even (Tupelo Landing #3) 

The third installment of the Tupelo Landing series is perfect for fans of the humorous, action-filled Newbery honor winner and New York Times bestseller, Three Times Lucky, by Sheila Turnage. Set in Tupelo Landing, NC, the story is centered around the ‘Desperado Detectives’, the two main characters, as they star as witnesses in the biggest court case to ever hit the town. It’s just a matter of time before the confessed kidnapper escapes and is on the run, leaving the whole town in chaos. The Tupelo Landing series offers a perfect blend of mystery and action with more serious themes about family and fathers, all without ever losing its sense of humor. If you’ve still got a young reader on your shopping list or know one that needs to spend some of that gift card money, this series is perfect for kids aged 12 and up.

Goodbye StrangerGoodbye Stranger 

Rebecca Stead writes about youth so well, you’d think she just graduated middle school yesterday! Rumorville has this novel on the Newbery Prize shortlist, but only time will tell if that is true or not. This story focuses on the friendship of three 7th grade girls, all struggling with different changes that come with the awkwardness of middle school. Stead marvelously weaves together love and friendship; betrayal and trust; boys and girls and ultimately how young kids find their way through junior high and high school with their hearts intact. This book would be good for any young reader in middle school or high school.

Fuzzy MudFuzzy Mud 

If you still have a young reader on your holiday shopping list that enjoys scary stories (think Goosebumps level), or ones that involve the environment, then don’t miss out on Louis Sachar’s middle grade thriller! The story follows fifth grader Tamaya Dhilwaddi and seventh grader Marshall Walsh who have been walking to school together every day for years when one day on their way, Marshall gets challenged to a fight by a bully named Chad Wilson. Trying to avoid an altercation the two decide to take a different route home through the forbidden part of the woods where they stumble upon something so dangerous that the FBI must get involved. What they stumble upon could mean the end of the world. 

The Backthorn KeyThe Blackthorn Key 

Magical medicines, powerful potions, cryptic puzzles and forbidden weapons; if you know any young reader who is drawn to these themes, then don’t miss out out on this book because it has it all! Join young apprentice Christopher Rowe on an adventure that starts when a mysterious cult begins to prey on London’s apothecaries and a trail of murders grow closer and closer to his shop forcing him to use every skill he’s learned to discover the key to a terrible secret with the power to tear the world apart.

Dumplin'Dumplin' (Dumplin', #1) 

The first book in this series by Julie Murphy is hilarious, provocative and very touching. This book is marketed towards young readers/young adult but would be perfect for any fan of the genre. It follows Willowdean Dickson, a self-proclaimed fat girl who has been dubbed Dumplin’ by her former beauty queen mother. When Willowdean starts to fall for a handsome jock from a neighboring high school, it is the fact that he seems to like her back that has her questioning herself. So she does the most unexpected thing- she enters herself into Miss Clover City beauty pageant to prove to herself and to everyone else that beauty is not just for the skinny girls.

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Book & Author Gossip

 

Top Books of 2015, Mississippi-style

Dispatches from Plutoaccording to  Lemuria Books (Jackson), Square Books (Oxford), Turning Pages (Natchez), Turnrow Books (Greenwood)

1. “Dispatches From Pluto: Lost and Found in the Mississippi Delta,” Richard Grant, Simon and Schuster 
2. “Rogue Lawyer,” John Grisham, Doubleday
3. “Chainsaws and Casseroles,” Marshall Ramsey, Tiny Wheels
4. “Greenwood: Mississippi Memories, Vol. 4,”Allen Hammons, Mary Carol Miller, Donny Whitehead, West Washington Books
5. “Mississippi History,” Maude Schuyler Clay, Steidl
6. “A Tapestry of Red and Blue,” Al Povall, Nautilus
Soil7. “My Southern Journey,” Rick Bragg, Oxmoor House
8. “The Last Season,” Stuart Stevens, Knopf
9. “Thomas Jefferson and the Tripoli Pirates,” Brian Kilmeade, Penguin Random House
10. “Soil,” Jamie Kornegay, Simon & Schuster 

Used Bookstores thrive in a digital age

Shane Gottwals, the chain’s co-founder, said some franchisees are fulfilling lifelong dreams to sell books. Others are in it solely for the money. All of them see unmet demand.  “One of the first comments we hear is that the bookstore down the road closed, and there’s no place to buy books anymore,” Gottwals said. “It’s like having a museum or a theater. It’s a cultural center. It’s a place people want to go. And that’s why it’s a good investment.”

A new season of NC Bookwatch

The American PresidentOne thing about the New Year is for sure, and I am celebrating it. A new season of UNC-TV’s North Carolina Bookwatch begins Jan. 10. The first six programs of the new season include three that feature North Carolina writers who were honored recently in Raleigh at the Bouchercon 2015 World Mystery Convention: Kathy Reichs, Sarah Shaber and Margaret Maron. Also featured are the writer of another mystery, Ron Rash, and two authors of important nonfiction works, William Leuchtenburg and Damon Tweedy.  9780195176162

Maple Street Bookshop to remain open through March

The fight against “the stupids” isn’t over yet. The Maple Street Book Shop, the renowned Uptown independent bookstore that has been a destination for New Orleanians and tourists for nearly 52 years, will stay open at least until March, its owner announced Sunday — nearly three months after he said it would have to close its doors at the end of 2015.

Jonathan Odell on M Train

M TrainI'm presently reading Patti Smith's "M Train," a gorgeously written book about nothing, yet everything, and how anything might lead you anywhere, at any time. The memoir covers a year of reflective pilgrimage in the life of the rock icon and is peopled with her friends past and present, as varied as William Burroughs, Frieda Kahlo and Bobby Fisher. Yet it is told with heart, without an ounce of the snark you might expect from someone known as the High Priestess of Punk.  9781101875100

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Meet Cate McGowan

Cate McGowanCate McGowan is the author of the short story collection TRUE PLACES NEVER ARE. She is the recipient of the 2014 Moon City Press Short Fiction Prize, and her award-winning fiction has been widely anthologized in publications such as W. W. Norton’s FLASH FICTION INTERNATIONAL, GLIMMER TRAIN, LOUISVILLE REVIEW, and the English fashion magazine, TANK. She's also been an editor for SFWP, and her art criticism and feature pieces have appeared in national newspapers and magazines. Named a top college professor on Rate My Professors.com, McGowan teaches writing in Florida.

 

True Places Never Are

True Places Never AreIn her debut collection, Cate McGowan introduces us to an assortment of characters, a passenger manifest voyaging through loss and salvation. The book's title borrows from "Moby Dick" It is not down on any map; true places never are. McGowan's characters are indeed off the map; they venture into wondrous worlds as knotty and distressing as the places they aim to leave. 
In prose highlighted by moving observations and vivid imagery, McGowan's characters represent an unusual hodgepodge of everyman children, men, and women who inhabit different eras and countries, all sharing the need for deliverance. They populate the aftermath of tragedy. Deeply affecting and varied in tone, the nineteen stories in the collection are a colony of laundromats and the Louvre; of mule pulls and boxing rings; of Georgia red clay and cobblestones. 

In this collection, true places are indeed hard to find, yet hope is every person's traveling companion. In "True Places Never Are," McGowan reminds us that wherever you are in the world, redemption might not be far away.Southern Traveling Authors Registration Service

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Okra Picks

From the Okra Picks:

Carrying Albert HomeBig Fish meets The Notebook in this emotionally evocative story about a man, a woman, and an alligator that is a moving tribute to love, from the New York Times bestselling author of the award-winning memoir Rocket Boys the basis of the movie October Sky.

Elsie Lavender and Homer Hickam (the father of the author) were high school classmates in the West Virginia coalfields, graduating just as the Great Depression began. When Homer asked for her hand, Elsie instead headed to Orlando where she sparked with a dancing actor named Buddy Ebsen (yes, that Buddy Ebsen). But when Buddy headed for New York, Elsie's dreams of a life with him were crushed and eventually she found herself back in the coalfields, married to Homer.

Unfulfilled as a miner's wife, Elsie was reminded of her carefree days with Buddy every day because of his unusual wedding gift: an alligator named Albert she raised in the only bathroom in the house. When Albert scared Homer by grabbing his pants, he gave Elsie an ultimatum: Me or that alligator After giving it some thought, Elsie concluded there was only one thing to do: Carry Albert home.

Carrying Albert Home is the funny, sweet, and sometimes tragic tale of a young couple and a special alligator on a crazy 1,000-mile adventure. Told with the warmth and down-home charm that made Rocket Boys a beloved bestseller, Homer Hickam's rollicking tale is ultimately a testament to that strange and marvelous emotion we inadequately call love.

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Recommended by Indie Booksellers

From Avid Bookshop in Athens, Georgia

DumplinRecommended from Avid Bookshop

Dumplin' by Julie MurphyDumplin' reminds me of every Dolly Parton movie I've ever seen: earnest and funny, with a cast of wonderful characters, fully representing the south in all its wacky splendor. But the real gem of this story is Willowdean. Her soul glows through the pages. (Frankie)  9780062327185

I Crawl Through ItI Crawl Through It by A. S. King: The heroes at the heart of I Crawl Through It are geniuses with poet-souls and poor test scores. They are overlooked, misunderstood, guilt-ridden, and ashamed. They are looking for love. They are looking for answers. With I Crawl Through It, A.S. King fully embraces her role as one of contemporary fiction's foremost magicians; her language entrances, her storytelling steamrolls, and her characters are as achingly real and identifiable as ever. While it navigates dark terrain, I Crawl Through It gets its fuel from love. What results is a powerful call to arms that we make an effort to really see one another. In that sense alone, this is an important book. In that sense and more, it is an all-out tour-de-force. (Will)  9780316334099

Infinite In BetweenInfinite In Between by Carolyn Mackler: I have so much love for Mackler's Infinite in Between. Despite its large scope (5 teens, 5 perspectives, all 4 years of high school), Infinite manages to feel strikingly quiet. Like in life, all the tiny moments add up, and in the end, what you feel is the ultimate reward: a greater appreciation for those tiny "in-between" moments that really, unexpectedly, mark the ways we grow as individuals. In the way the film "Boyhood" does, Infinite in Between pulls off something remarkable: it manages to be both epic and intimate. Never once does it feel grandiose or unwieldy. And it sure sparkles on every page. (Will)  9780061731075

 

The Thing About JellyfishThe Thing About Jellyfish by Ali Benjamin: A beautiful, heart-bruising depiction of a very smart 12-year-old trying to figure out patterns and rules where none lurk: in grief and mourning. I'm not much of a cry-while-reading type, but this book got to me, and I can think of lots of people of all ages who'll identify with it. The ending is not tied up in a neat bow, but there is a satisfying conclusion that makes the reader wonder what amazing things lie in wait for our girl. (Janet)  9780316380867

 

One Word from SophiaOne Word from Sophia by Jim Averbeck, Yasmeen Ismail (Illustrations): Sophia REALLY wants a pet giraffe for her birthday, and she only needs to say ONE word to get her wish--what could it be? This is such a sweet story, and the playful, bright illustrations are the icing on the cake! (Hannah)  9781481405140

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Southern Indie Bestsellers

For the week ending December 20. 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. Rogue Lawyer
John Grisham, Doubleday, $28.95, 9780385539432
2. All the Light We Cannot See
Anthony Doerr, Scribner, $27, 9781476746586
okra3. Go Set a Watchman
Harper Lee, Harper, $27.99, 9780062409850

4. The Nightingale
Kristin Hannah, St. Martin's, $27.99, 9780312577223
5. The Girl on the Train
Paula Hawkins, Riverhead, $26.95, 9781594633669
6. The Magic Strings of Frankie Presto
Mitch Albom, Harper, $25.99, 9780062294418
7. Felicity
Mary Oliver, Penguin Press, $24.95, 9781594206764
8. Fates and Furies
Lauren Groff, Riverhead, $27.95, 9781594634475
9. Avenue of Mysteries
John Irving, S&S, $28, 9781451664164
10. The Japanese Lover
Isabel Allende, Atria, $28, 9781501116971
11. The Relic Master
Christopher Buckley, S&S, $26.95, 9781501125751
12. Slade House
David Mitchell, Random House, $26, 9780812998689
13. The Crossing
Michael Connelly, Little Brown, $28, 9780316225885
14. Come Rain or Come Shine
Jan Karon, Putnam, $27.95, 9780399167454
15. The Guilty
David Baldacci, Grand Central, $28, 9781455586424

HARDCOVER NONFICTION

1. Between the World and Me
Ta-Nehisi Coates, Spiegel & Grau, $24, 9780812993547
2. Thing Explainer
Randall Munroe, Houghton Mifflin, $24.95, 9780544668256
3. Destiny and Power
Jon Meacham, Random House, $35, 9781400067657
4. Gratitude
Oliver Sacks, Knopf, $17, 9780451492937
5. Thomas Jefferson and the Tripoli Pirates
Brian Kilmeade, Don Yaeger, Sentinel, $27.95, 9781591848066
6. The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up
Marie Kondo, Ten Speed Press, $16.99, 9781607747307
7. The Wright Brothers
David McCullough, S&S, $30, 9781476728742
8. S.P.Q.R: A History of Ancient Rome
Mary Beard, Liveright, $35, 9780871404237
9. Notorious RBG
Irin Carmon, Shana Knizhnik, Dey Street, $19.99, 9780062415837
okra10. The Southerner's Cookbook: Recipes, Wisdom, and Stories
Garden & Gun (Ed.), Harper Wave, $37.5, 9780062242419

11. Killing Reagan
Bill O'Reilly, Martin Dugard, Holt, $30, 9781627792417
12. M Train
Patti Smith, Knopf, $25, 9781101875100
13. H Is for Hawk
Helen MacDonald, Grove Press, $26, 9780802123411
14. My Southern Journey: True Stories from the Heart of the South
Rick Bragg, Oxmoor House, $27.95, 9780848746391
15. Dead Wake
Erik Larson, Crown, $28, 9780307408860

TRADE PAPERBACK FICTION

1. My Brilliant Friend
Elena Ferrante, Europa Editions, $17, 9781609450786
2. The Martian
Andy Weir, Broadway, $15, 9781101903582
3. Brooklyn
Colm Toibin, Scribner, $15, 9781501106477
4. Euphoria
Lily King, Grove Press, $16, 9780802123701
5. A Man Called Ove
Fredrik Backman, Washington Square Press, $16, 9781476738024
6. A Brief History of Seven Killings
Marlon James, Riverhead, $17, 9781594633942
7. The Story of a New Name
Elena Ferrante, Europa Editions, $18, 9781609451349
8. Station Eleven
Emily St. John Mandel, Vintage, $15.95, 9780804172448
9. Descent
Tim Johnston, Algonquin, $15.95, 9781616204778
10. The Story of the Lost Child
Elena Ferrante, Europa Editions, $18, 9781609452865
11. The Goldfinch
Donna Tartt, Back Bay, $20, 9780316055444
okra12. The Invention of Wings
Sue Monk Kidd, Penguin, $17, 9780143121701

13. At the Water's Edge
Sara Gruen, Spiegel & Grau, $16, 9780385523240
14. Ready Player One
Ernest Cline, Broadway, $16, 9780307887443
15. Trigger Warning
Neil Gaiman, Morrow, $16.99, 9780062330321

TRADE PAPERBACK NONFICTION

1. The Boys in the Boat
Daniel James Brown, Penguin, $17, 9780143125471
2. Lost Ocean
Johanna Basford, Penguin, $16.95, 9780143108993
3. The Mindfulness Coloring Book
Emma Farrarons, Experiment, $9.95, 9781615192823
4. The Mindfulness Coloring Book: Volume Two
Emma Farrarons, Experiment, $9.95, 9781615193028
5. In the Heart of the Sea
Nathaniel Philbrick, Penguin, $17, 9780143126812
6. The Big Short
Michael Lewis, Norton, $15.95, 9780393353150
7. The Devil in the White City
Erik Larson, Vintage, $16, 9780375725609
8. Rebel Yell
S.C. Gwynne, Scribner, $20, 9781451673296
9. Just Mercy
Bryan Stevenson, Spiegel & Grau, $16, 9780812984965
10. I Am Malala
Malala Yousafzai, Back Bay, $16, 9780316322423
11. The World Almanac and Book of Facts 2016
Sarah Janssen (Ed.), World Almanac Books, $14.99, 9781600572012
12. Alexander Hamilton
Ron Chernow, Penguin, $20, 9780143034759
13. Good Dog: True Stories of Love, Loss, and Loyalty
David DiBenedetto, Harper Wave, $15.99, 9780062242372
14. Do Unto Animals
Tracey Stewart, Lisel Ashlock (Illus.), Artisan, $19.95, 9781579656232
15. Yes Please
Amy Poehler, Dey Street, $16.99, 9780062268358

MASS MARKET

1. The Martian
Andy Weir, Broadway, $9.99, 9781101905005
2. A Game of Thrones
George R.R. Martin, Bantam, $9.99, 9780553593716
3. 1984
George Orwell, Signet, $9.99, 9780451524935
4. Ender's Game
Orson Scott Card, Tor, $7.99, 9780765370624
5. The Name of the Wind
Patrick Rothfuss, DAW, $8.99, 9780756404741
6. Good Omens
Neil Gaiman, Terry Pratchett, HarperTorch, $7.99, 9780060853983
7. American Gods
Neil Gaiman, HarperTorch, $7.99, 9780380789030
8. The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy
Douglas Adams, Del Rey, $7.99, 9780345391803
9. A Clash of Kings
George R.R. Martin, Bantam, $9.99, 9780345535429
10. The Catcher in the Rye
J.D. Salinger, Little Brown, $8.99, 9780316769488

CHILDREN'S ILLUSTRATED

1. The Day the Crayons Came Home
Drew Daywalt, Oliver Jeffers (Illus.), Philomel, $18.99, 9780399172755
2. The Polar Express: 30th Anniversary Edition
Chris Van Allsburg, Harcourt, $19.99, 9780544580145
3. Goodnight Moon
Margaret Wise Brown, Clement Hurd (Illus.), Harper, $8.99, 9780694003617
4. How the Grinch Stole Christmas
Dr. Seuss, Random House, $15, 9780394800790
5. The Day the Crayons Quit
Drew Daywalt, Oliver Jeffers (Illus.), Philomel, $17.99, 9780399255373
6. Where the Wild Things Are
Maurice Sendak, Harper, $18.99, 9780060254926
7. Pete the Cat and the Bedtime Blues
James Dean, Kimberly Dean (Illus.), Harper, $17.99, 9780062304308
8. Little Blue Truck
Alice Schertle, Jill McElmurry (Illus.), Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, $6.99, 9780547248288
9. Little Blue Truck's Christmas
Alice Schertle, Jill McElmurry (Illus.), Harcourt, $14.99, 9780544320413
10. The Book With No Pictures
B.J. Novak, Dial, $17.99, 9780803741713

CHILDREN'S INTEREST

1. Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard: The Sword of Summer
Rick Riordan, Hyperion, $19.99, 9781423160915
2. Harry Potter Coloring Book
Scholastic, $15.99, 9781338029994
3. Star Wars: Absolutely Everything You Need to Know
Adam Bray, et al., DK Publishing, $19.99, 9781465437853
okra4. Serafina and the Black Cloak
Robert Beatty, Disney/Hyperion, $16.99, 9781484709016

5. The Best Christmas Pageant Ever
Barbara Robinson, HarperTrophy, $5.99, 9780064402750
6. The Marvels
Brian Selznick, Scholastic, $32.99, 9780545448680
7. Crenshaw
Katherine Applegate, Feiwel & Friends, $16.99, 9781250043238
8. The Totally Irresponsible Science Kit: 18 Daring Experiments for Young Scientists
Sean Connolly, Workman, $22.95, 9780761181781
9. The Thing About Jellyfish
Ali Benjamin, Little Brown, $17, 9780316380867
10. Star Wars: The Force Awakens Visual Dictionary
Pablo Hidalgo, DK Publishing, $19.99, 9781465438164

CHILDREN'S FICTION SERIES TITLES

1. Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Old School
Jeff Kinney, Amulet, $13.95, 9781419717017
2. Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone: The Illustrated Edition (2015)
J.K. Rowling, Jim Kay (Illus.), Arthur A. Levine Books, $39.99, 9780545790352
3. Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone
J.K.Rowling, Scholastic, $10.99, 9780590353427
4. The 5th Wave
Rick Yancey, Speak, $10.99, 9780147519085
5. Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children
Ransom Riggs, Quirk, $10.99, 9781594746031
6. The Maze Runner
James Dashner, Delacorte, $10.99, 9780385385206
7. Tales from a Not-So-Perfect Pet Sitter (Dork Diaries, #10)
Rachel Renee Russell, Aladdin, $13.99, 9781481457040
8. Diary of a Wimpy Kid
Jeff Kinney, Amulet, $13.95, 9780810993136
9. Ivy and Bean (Ivy & Bean, #1)
Annie Barrows, Sophie Blackall, Chronicle, $5.99, 9780811849098
10. Dory Fantasmagory
Abby Hanlon, Puffin, $7.99, 9780147510679

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The Relic Master The Crossing Come Rain or Shine The Southerner's Cookbook Killing Reagan My Southern Journey Dead Wake The Story of the Lost Child The Goldfinch The Invention of Wings Ready Player One The Devil in the White City Rebel Yell The World Almanac and Book of Facts 2016 Good Dog Do Unto Animals 1984 Ender's Game Good Omens American Gods The The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy A Clash of Kings The Catcher in the Rye” width= Pete the Cat and the Bedtime Blues Serafina and the Black CloakThe Best Christmas Pageant EverThe Totally Irresponsible Science Kit


Events

Events at Southern Indie Bookstores

authors all around the south!

Poetry LocalMic with Special Guest, Rick Hilles  (author appearance)
Rick Hilles | 01/03/2016, 02:00 pm | Bookstore 1 Sarasota | Sarasota, FL

Okra Pick!Young Readers' Book Club: SERAFINA AND THE BLACK CLOAK by Robert Beatty  (book club)
01/03/2016, 06:15 pm | Avid Bookshop | Athens, GA

Poetrio featuring PHILLIP BARRON and two other poets TBA  (author appearance)
Phillip Barron | 01/03/2016, 03:00 pm | Malaprop's Bookstore/Cafe | Asheville, NC

Graphic Novel Book Club: AMAZING FANTASTIC INCREDIBLE: A MARVELOUS MEMOIR by Stan Lee  (book club)
01/04/2016, 06:15 pm | Avid Bookshop | Athens, GA

LGBTQ BOOK CLUB discusses RUBYFRUIT JUNGLE  (book club)
01/04/2016, 07:00 pm | Malaprop's Bookstore/Cafe | Asheville, NC

SARAH ADDISON ALLEN paperback launch for FIRST FROST!  (author appearance)
Sarah Addison Allen | 01/04/2016, 07:00 pm | Malaprop's Bookstore/Cafe | Asheville, NC

Author Signing: Michael Livingston - The Shards of Heaven  (author appearance)
Michael Livingston | 01/04/2016, 07:00 pm | Park Road Books | Charlotte, NC

Michael Livingston discusses his debut historical fantasy novel, The Shards of Heaven  (author appearance)
Michael Livingston | 01/05/2016, 07:00 pm | Flyleaf Books | Chapel Hill, NC

WILD BOOK CLUB discusses THE TIME IN BETWEEN  (book club)
01/05/2016, 07:00 pm | Malaprop's Bookstore/Cafe | Asheville, NC

CURRENT EVENTS BOOK CLUB discusses THE SIXTH EXTINCTION  (book club)
01/05/2016, 07:00 pm | Malaprop's Bookstore/Cafe | Asheville, NC

Author event with Ed Tarkington author of Only Love Can Break Your Heart  (author appearance)
Ed Tarkington | 01/05/2016, 06:30 pm | Parnassus Books | Nashville, TN

Deborah Graham - Get Your Head Out of Your App  (author appearance)
Deborah Graham | 01/06/2016, 07:00 pm | Books & Books Inc | Coral Gables, FL

Bernard Diederich - The Asson and the Cross | PAMIR - Gables  (author appearance)
Bernard Diederich | 01/06/2016, 08:00 pm | Books & Books Inc | Coral Gables, FL

Book Club -- My Brilliant Friend  (book club)
01/06/2016, 06:00 pm | Copperfish Books, LLC | Punta Gorda, FL

Karol Brandt-Gilmartin and Robby D'Angelo: The Struggle is Real  (author appearance)
Karol Brandt-Gilmartin | 01/06/2016, 06:00 pm | Garden District Book Shop | New Orleans, LA

Carly Hallman, YEAR OF THE GOOSE, in Conversation with Cate Dicharry, THE FINE ART OF F$#KING UP  (author appearance)
Carly Hallman | 01/06/2016, 06:00 pm | Octavia Books | New Orleans, LA

AUTISM BOOK CLUB discusses A MIND APART  (book club)
01/06/2016, 01:00 pm | Malaprop's Bookstore/Cafe | Asheville, NC

MALAPROP'S BOOK CLUB discusses ANNA KARENINA  (book club)
01/06/2016, 07:00 pm | Malaprop's Bookstore/Cafe | Asheville, NC

Author Signing: Preeti Simran Sethi - Bread, Wine, Chocolate: The Slow Loss of Food We Love  (author appearance)
Simran Sethi | 01/06/2016, 07:00 pm | Park Road Books | Charlotte, NC

Tim Johnston - Descent - Gables  (author appearance)
Tim Johnston | 01/07/2016, 08:00 pm | Books & Books Inc | Coral Gables, FL

Wendy's Book Club  (book club)
01/07/2016, 06:00 pm | Literary BookPost | Salisbury, NC

Elise Blackwell and Julia Elliott  (author appearance)
Elise Blackwell | 01/07/2016, 07:00 pm | Hub City Bookshop | Spartanburg, SC

Author event with David D. Plater author of The Butlers of Iberville Parish, Louisiana  (author appearance)
David D. Plater | 01/07/2016, 06:30 pm | Parnassus Books | Nashville, TN

Coral Gables Gallery Night Opening: A Picture is worth a thousand words by Arturo Fridman - Gables  (author appearance)
Arturo Fridman | 01/08/2016, 07:00 pm | Books & Books Inc | Coral Gables, FL

Alejandro Zambra - Mis documentos - Gables  (author appearance)
Alejandro Zambra | 01/08/2016, 08:00 pm | Books & Books Inc | Coral Gables, FL

Happy Hour with Tim Johnston and B.A. Shapiro  (author appearance)
B.A. Shapiro | 01/08/2016, 07:00 pm | Inkwood Books | Tampa, FL

Author event with Angela Howell author of Finding the Gift  (author appearance)
Angela Howell | 01/08/2016, 06:30 pm | Parnassus Books | Nashville, TN

Ramón París - Estaba la rana - Gables  (author appearance)
Ramón París | 01/09/2016, 11:00 am | Books & Books Inc | Coral Gables, FL

Jirones de mi Ser - Lilian Vizcaíno - Gables  (author appearance)
Lilian Vizcaíno | 01/09/2016, 06:00 pm | Books & Books Inc | Coral Gables, FL

Alexander Motyl - Vovochka - Bal Harbour  (author appearance)
Alexander Motyl | 01/09/2016, 07:00 pm | Books & Books Inc | Coral Gables, FL

Octavia Books Science Fiction Book Club - WOOL  (book club)
01/09/2016, 10:45 am | Octavia Books | New Orleans, LA

Free Prompt Writing Class with Nancy Peacock  (writers group)
01/09/2016, 10:00 am | Flyleaf Books | Chapel Hill, NC

SARAH KAUFMAN presents THE ART OF GRACE  (author appearance)
Sarah Kaufman | 01/09/2016, 07:00 pm | Malaprop's Bookstore/Cafe | Asheville, NC

Korby Lenker – Medium Hero  (author appearance)
Korby Lenker | 01/09/2016, 02:00 pm | McIntyre's Fine Books | Pittsboro, NC

Author Bill Harrington - Just There  (author appearance)
Bill Harrington | 01/09/2016, 03:00 pm | Page 158 Books | Wake Forest, NC

Author Signing: Al Reeder - Stanley's Colors  (author appearance)
Al Reeder | 01/09/2016, 11:00 am | Park Road Books | Charlotte, NC

Stewart O’Nan  (author appearance)
Stewart O’Nan | 01/09/2016, 02:00 pm | The Country Bookshop | Southern Pines, NC

Johnathan Tasini - The Essential Bernie Sanders and His Vision for America - Gables  (author appearance)
Johnathan Tasini | 01/10/2016, 04:00 pm | Books & Books Inc | Coral Gables, FL

Warren Zanes: Petty: A Biography - At Billy Reid on Magazine Street  (author appearance)
Warren Zanes | 01/10/2016, 04:00 pm | Garden District Book Shop | New Orleans, LA

WIL WELDON presents his documentary about Reynolds Price, PASS IT ON  (author appearance)
Wil Weldon | 01/10/2016, 05:00 pm | Malaprop's Bookstore/Cafe | Asheville, NC

James Rollins - THE BONE LABYRINTH  (author appearance)
James Rollins | 01/11/2016, 06:00 pm | Octavia Books | New Orleans, LA

MYSTERY BOOK CLUB discusses HELL AT THE BREECH  (book club)
01/11/2016, 07:00 pm | Malaprop's Bookstore/Cafe | Asheville, NC

John Lane Book Talk & Signing  (author appearance)
John Lane | 01/11/2016, 10:00 am | Fiction Addiction | Greenville, SC

2016 Teen Writing Seminar  (writers group)
01/11/2016, 04:30 pm | Fiction Addiction | Greenville, SC

Val McDermid - Splinter the Silence - Gables  (author appearance)
Val McDermid | 01/12/2016, 08:00 pm | Books & Books Inc | Coral Gables, FL

Author Ben Montgomery  (author appearance)
Ben Montgomery | 01/12/2016, 06:00 pm | Copperfish Books, LLC | Punta Gorda, FL

Meet Author Lynn Cullen: TWAIN'S END  (author appearance)
Lynn Cullen | 01/12/2016, 06:30 pm | Avid Bookshop | Athens, GA

Okra Pick!Rebecca Scherm discusses her novel Unbecoming  (author appearance)
Rebecca Scherm | 01/12/2016, 07:00 pm | Flyleaf Books | Chapel Hill, NC

Martin Echavarria - Enabling Collaboration - Gables  (author appearance)
Martin Echavarria | 01/13/2016, 06:30 pm | Books & Books Inc | Coral Gables, FL

Eric Weiner - The Geography of Genius - Gables  (author appearance)
Eric Weiner | 01/13/2016, 08:00 pm | Books & Books Inc | Coral Gables, FL

Val McDermid Booksigning  (author appearance)
Val McDermid | 01/13/2016, 07:00 pm | Murder on the Beach Mystery Bookstore | Delray Beach, FL

Paperback Tour: UNBECOMING by Rebecca Scherm  (author appearance)
Rebecca Scherm | 01/13/2016, 06:30 pm | Avid Bookshop | Athens, GA

Charles Belfoure - House of Thieves  (author appearance)
Charles Belfoure | 01/13/2016, 06:30 pm | FoxTale Book Shoppe | Woodstock, GA

Book Group discusses A Sudden Light  (book club)
01/13/2016, 06:00 pm | Garden District Book Shop | New Orleans, LA

Ed Tarkington discusses his debut novel Only Love Can Break Your Heart  (author appearance)
01/13/2016, 07:00 pm | Flyleaf Books | Chapel Hill, NC

Ed Tarkington discusses his debut novel Only Love Can Break Your Heart  (author appearance)
Ed Tarkington | 01/13/2016, 07:00 pm | Flyleaf Books | Chapel Hill, NC

Nonfiction Authors Association  (writers group)
01/13/2016, 06:30 pm | Regulator Bookshop | Durham, NC

Authors Helen Ellis & Martin Wilson: AMERICAN HOUSEWIFE and WHAT THEY ALWAYS TELL US  (author appearance)
Helen Ellis | 01/14/2016, 06:30 pm | Avid Bookshop | Athens, GA

Val McDermid in Conversation with Greg Herren – Splinter the Silence  (author appearance)
Val McDermid | 01/14/2016, 06:00 pm | Garden District Book Shop | New Orleans, LA

Local writer Juyanne James joins us to share her new collection, THE PERSIMMON TRAIL AND OTHER STORIES  (author appearance)
Juyanne James | 01/14/2016, 06:00 pm | Octavia Books | New Orleans, LA

SIMRAN SETHI presents BREAD, WINE, CHOCOLATE: THE SLOW LOSS OF FOODS WE LOVE  (author appearance)
Simran Sethi | 01/14/2016, 07:00 pm | Malaprop's Bookstore/Cafe | Asheville, NC

Author Signing: Sandra Warren - We Bought A WWII Bomber  (author appearance)
Sandra Warren | 01/14/2016, 07:00 pm | Park Road Books | Charlotte, NC

Nazeeh Abdul-Hakeem- The Athaan in the Bull City  (author appearance)
Nazeeh Abdul-Hakeem | 01/14/2016, 07:00 pm | Regulator Bookshop | Durham, NC

The Writing Show: The Art of the Short Story  (writers group)
01/14/2016, 07:00 pm | Hub City Bookshop | Spartanburg, SC

FREDA LOVE SMITH presents RED VELVET UNDERGROUND  (author appearance)
Freda Love Smith | 01/15/2016, 07:00 pm | Malaprop's Bookstore/Cafe | Asheville, NC

Author event with Jessica Young author of All Paws on Deck: Haggis and Tank Unleashed  (author appearance)
Jessica Young | 01/15/2016, 06:30 pm | Parnassus Books | Nashville, TN

FOR KIDS: Mike Muller - Mirabelle and the Butterfly - Gables  (author appearance)
Mike Muller | 01/16/2016, 10:30 am | Books & Books Inc | Coral Gables, FL

Lisandra Álvarez - Me lo contó la paloma - Gables  (author appearance)
Lisandra Álvarez | 01/16/2016, 03:00 pm | Books & Books Inc | Coral Gables, FL

Louis K. Lowy - Pedal - Gables  (author appearance)
Louis K. | 01/16/2016, 05:00 pm | Books & Books Inc | Coral Gables, FL

Nagari - Las Barcelonas - Gables  (other event)
01/16/2016, 08:00 pm | Books & Books Inc | Coral Gables, FL

Local Author John Pence Graphic Novel Launch Party: THE BALLAD OF BRIGHID OF ATLANTA  (author appearance)
John Pence | 01/16/2016, 06:30 pm | Avid Bookshop | Athens, GA

Hoda Kotb – Where We Belong: Journeys That Show Us The Way  (author appearance)
Hoda Kotb | 01/16/2016, 05:00 pm | Garden District Book Shop | New Orleans, LA

Octavia Books Book Club - THE MAGIC MOUNTAIN  (book club)
01/16/2016, 10:30 am | Octavia Books | New Orleans, LA

CANDIDE JONES presents IN THE TREE TOP  (author appearance)
Candide Jones | 01/16/2016, 03:00 pm | Malaprop's Bookstore/Cafe | Asheville, NC

Robert A. Schultz, MD Author Event & Book Signing  (author appearance)
Robert A. Schultz | 01/16/2016, 01:00 pm | Page 158 Books | Wake Forest, NC

Author Signing: Vic Kirkman - Talking Trees  (author appearance)
Vic Kirkman | 01/16/2016, 11:00 am | Park Road Books | Charlotte, NC

Author Signing: Steve Lang - 2 Minutes to Midnight: Strange Tales of the Unusual  (author appearance)
Steve Lang | 01/16/2016, 02:00 pm | Park Road Books | Charlotte, NC

New Year's Resolution Author Panel Talk & Signing  (author appearance)
Hannah Papp | 01/16/2016, 02:00 pm | Fiction Addiction | Greenville, SC

Linda K. Wertheimer - Faith Ed - Gables  (author appearance)
Linda K. | 01/17/2016, 04:00 pm | Books & Books Inc | Coral Gables, FL

David Unger - El manipulador - Gables  (author appearance)
David Unger | 01/17/2016, 06:00 pm | Books & Books Inc | Coral Gables, FL

Dr. Robert Gaston - Oriental Herbology Clinical Notes - Gables  (author appearance)
Dr. Robert | 01/17/2016, 06:00 pm | Books & Books Inc | Coral Gables, FL

Paperback Fiction Book Club: OUR SPOONS CAME FROM WOOLWORTHS by Barbara Comyns  (book club)
01/17/2016, 06:30 pm | Avid Bookshop | Athens, GA

KRISTINA HORTON presents MARTYR OF LORAY MILL  (author appearance)
Kristina Horton | 01/17/2016, 03:00 pm | Malaprop's Bookstore/Cafe | Asheville, NC

Debra Fine - Beyond Texting - Gables  (author appearance)
Debra Fine | 01/18/2016, 08:00 pm | Books & Books Inc | Coral Gables, FL

Queer Fiction Book Club: THE TRAITOR BARU CORMORANT by Seth Dickinson  (book club)
01/18/2016, 06:15 pm | Avid Bookshop | Athens, GA

Karen Marie Moning - FEVERBORN  (author appearance)
Karen Marie Moning | 01/18/2016, 09:00 am | Octavia Books | New Orleans, LA

Writers Coffeehouse with Jake Bible  (writers group)
01/18/2016, 07:00 pm | Malaprop's Bookstore/Cafe | Asheville, NC

Cookbook Club  (book club)
01/18/2016, 07:00 pm | Fiction Addiction | Greenville, SC

Mary Morris - The Jazz Palace - Gables  (author appearance)
Mary Morris | 01/19/2016, 09:00 pm | Books & Books Inc | Coral Gables, FL

Abby Geni with THE LIGHTKEEPERS  (author appearance)
Abby Geni | 01/19/2016, 05:00 pm | Square Books | Oxford, MS

Award-winning author Carl Nordgen discusses his latest novel Worlds Between  (author appearance)
Carl Nordgren | 01/19/2016, 07:00 pm | Flyleaf Books | Chapel Hill, NC

STEVE SCHAPIRO presents BLISS  (author appearance)
Steve Schapiro | 01/19/2016, 07:00 pm | Malaprop's Bookstore/Cafe | Asheville, NC

June Gardner  (author appearance)
June Gardner | 01/19/2016, 05:00 pm | Hub City Bookshop | Spartanburg, SC

Author event with Freda Love Smith author of Red Velvet Underground  (author appearance)
Freda Love Smith | 01/19/2016, 06:30 pm | Parnassus Books | Nashville, TN

Mary Lindemann - The Merchant Republics - Gables  (author appearance)
Mary Lindemann | 01/20/2016, 08:00 pm | Books & Books Inc | Coral Gables, FL

Taylor Brown: Fallen Land  (author appearance)
Taylor Brown | 01/20/2016, 05:00 pm | The Country Bookshop | Southern Pines, NC

De un solo tajo - Andrés Hernández Alende - Gables  (author appearance)
Andrés Hernández | 01/21/2016, 06:30 pm | Books & Books Inc | Coral Gables, FL

Okra Pick!Taylor Brown discusses his debut novel Fallen Land  (author appearance)
Taylor Brown | 01/21/2016, 07:00 pm | Flyleaf Books | Chapel Hill, NC

Alexandra Fuller – Leaving Before the Rains Come  (author appearance)
Alexandra Fuller | 01/21/2016, 06:30 pm | McIntyre's Fine Books | Pittsboro, NC

Coloring, Cocktails, & Conversation — Girls’ Night In at Fiction Addiction  (other event)
01/21/2016, 07:00 pm | Fiction Addiction | Greenville, SC

Author event with Alexandra Bracken author of Passenger  (author appearance)
Alexandra Bracken | 01/21/2016, 06:30 pm | Parnassus Books | Nashville, TN

Crónicas del Caribe - Jesús Díaz Loyola - Gables Esta es la biografía, escrita en primera persona y con trazos novelescos, de un asturiano que d  (author appearance)
Jesús Díaz | 01/22/2016, 08:00 pm | Books & Books Inc | Coral Gables, FL

Avid Poetry Series: Selah Saterstrom, Kristen Nelson & Sara Renee Marshall  (author appearance)
Selah Saterstrom | 01/22/2016, 06:30 pm | Avid Bookshop | Athens, GA

Jeffrey J. Lefko Launch Party  (author appearance)
Jeffrey J. | 01/22/2016, 05:00 pm | Fiction Addiction | Greenville, SC

Author event with Clay Stafford author of Killer Nashville Noir: Cold-Blooded  (author appearance)
Clay Stafford | 01/22/2016, 06:30 pm | Parnassus Books | Nashville, TN

José Fernández - Reta tu vida - Gables  (author appearance)
José Fernández | 01/23/2016, 01:00 pm | Books & Books Inc | Coral Gables, FL

CJ Schuster - Yo ... Anina y tú  (author appearance)
CJ Schuster | 01/23/2016, 06:30 pm | Books & Books Inc | Coral Gables, FL

Holly LeCraw – The Half-Brother  (author appearance)
Holly Lecraw | 01/23/2016, 02:00 pm | McIntyre's Fine Books | Pittsboro, NC

Dasha Kelly - Almost Crimson - Gables  (author appearance)
Dasha Kelly | 01/24/2016, 04:00 pm | Books & Books Inc | Coral Gables, FL

New & Notable Book Club  (book club)
01/24/2016, 06:15 pm | Avid Bookshop | Athens, GA

Neil J Young - We Gather Together - Gables  (author appearance)
01/26/2016, 08:00 pm | Books & Books Inc | Coral Gables, FL

Okra Pick!Julie Cantrell with THE FEATHERED BONE  (author appearance)
Julie Cantrell | 01/26/2016, 05:00 pm | Square Books | Oxford, MS

Okra Pick!Taylor Brown- Hub City Writers Project  (author appearance)
Taylor Brown | 01/26/2016, 07:00 pm | Hub City Bookshop | Spartanburg, SC

Harvey and Myrna Frommer - It Happened in Miami | When it Was Just a Game - Gables  (author appearance)
Harvey and Myrna Katz Frommer | 01/27/2016, 06:30 pm | Books & Books Inc | Coral Gables, FL

Deborah Graham - Get Your Head Out of Your App - Gables  (author appearance)
Deborah Graham | 01/27/2016, 08:00 pm | Books & Books Inc | Coral Gables, FL

Nick Bruel - Bad Kitty Goes to the Vet  (author appearance)
Nick Bruel | 01/27/2016, 04:30 pm | FoxTale Book Shoppe | Woodstock, GA

Jay Williams - Life Is Not an Accident  (author appearance)
Jay Williams | 01/27/2016, 07:00 pm | Regulator Bookshop | Durham, NC

León Febres-Cordero - El teléfono de García Lorca - Gables  (author appearance)
León Febres-Cordero | 01/28/2016, 06:30 pm | Books & Books Inc | Coral Gables, FL

Janice Y. K. Lee - The Expatriate - Gables  (author appearance)
Janice Y. | 01/28/2016, 08:00 pm | Books & Books Inc | Coral Gables, FL

Tim Dorsey  (author appearance)
Tim Dorsey | 01/28/2016, 07:00 pm | Inkwood Books | Tampa, FL

Karen White, Beatriz Williams & Lauren Willig - The Forgotten Room  (author appearance)
Karen White | 01/28/2016, 06:30 pm | FoxTale Book Shoppe | Woodstock, GA

Music Critic Rashod Ollison Presents His Memoir Soul Serenade at Steady Sounds  (author appearance)
Rashod Ollison | 01/28/2016, 06:30 pm | Fountain Bookstore | Richmond, VA

Tim Dorsey  (author appearance)
Tim Dorsey | 01/29/2016, 05:00 pm | Book Swap of Carrollwood | Tampa, FL

Liane Sangollo - SOS Love - Gables  (author appearance)
Liane Sangollo | 01/29/2016, 06:00 pm | Books & Books Inc | Coral Gables, FL

Chaos, Dictatorship and Rebirth - Gables  (author appearance)
Katia D. | 01/29/2016, 08:00 pm | Books & Books Inc | Coral Gables, FL

Lindsay Starck launches her debut novel Noah's Wife  (author appearance)
Lindsay Starck | 01/29/2016, 07:00 pm | Flyleaf Books | Chapel Hill, NC

Carol Wall's husband Dick Wall – Mr. Owita’s Guide to Gardening  (author appearance)
01/29/2016, 11:00 am | McIntyre's Fine Books | Pittsboro, NC

Pre-School Story Time: Kathy McGougan & Buddy the Dog  (author appearance)
Kathy McGougan | 01/29/2016, 10:30 am | The Country Bookshop | Southern Pines, NC

Rashod Ollison- Soul Serenade: Rhythm, Blues & Coming of Age Through Vinyl  (author appearance)
Rashod Ollison | 01/29/2016, 07:00 pm | Prince Books | Norfolk, VA

Susan Meissner - Stars Over Sunset Boulevard  (author appearance)
Susan Meissner | 01/30/2016, 01:00 pm | FoxTale Book Shoppe | Woodstock, GA

Tim Dorsey  (author appearance)
Tim Dorsey | 02/01/2016, 06:00 pm | Vero Beach Book Center | Vero Beach, FL

Graphic Novel Book Club: SET TO SEA by Drew Weing and SECRET SCIENCE ALLIANCE by Eleanor Davis  (book club)
02/01/2016, 06:15 pm | Avid Bookshop | Athens, GA

Frank Lentricchia - The Morelli Thing  (author appearance)
Frank Lentricchia | 02/01/2016, 07:00 pm | Regulator Bookshop | Durham, NC

Lindsay Starck -Noah's Wife  (author appearance)
Lindsay Starck | 02/02/2016, 07:00 pm | Regulator Bookshop | Durham, NC

Elizabeth McKenzie - The Portable Veblen  (author appearance)
Elizabeth McKenzie | 02/03/2016, 07:00 pm | Regulator Bookshop | Durham, NC

Jim & Mary Angelo - I Found Someone to Play With  (author appearance)
02/04/2016, 07:00 pm | Regulator Bookshop | Durham, NC

Meet Author Gavriel Savit: ANNA AND THE SWALLOW MAN  (author appearance)
Gavriel Savit | 02/05/2016, 06:30 pm | Avid Bookshop | Athens, GA

Travis Mulhauser - Sweetgirl  (author appearance)
Travis Mulhauser | 02/05/2016, 07:00 pm | Regulator Bookshop | Durham, NC

Tim Dorsey  (author appearance)
Tim Dorsey | 02/06/2016, 06:00 pm | Muse Book Shop | Deland, FL

Author Gail Karwoski: THE WEDDING HEARD 'ROUND THE WORLD: America's First Gay Marriage  (author appearance)
Gail Karwoski | 02/06/2016, 06:30 pm | Avid Bookshop | Athens, GA

David Joy – Where All the Light Tends to Go  (author appearance)
David Joy | 02/06/2016, 11:00 am | McIntyre's Fine Books | Pittsboro, NC

Philip Warburg--Harness the Sun  (author appearance)
Philip Warburg | 02/08/2016, 07:00 pm | Regulator Bookshop | Durham, NC

2016 Teen Writing Seminar  (writers group)
02/08/2016, 04:30 pm | Fiction Addiction | Greenville, SC

Tim Dorsey  (author appearance)
Tim Dorsey | 02/09/2016, 07:00 pm | Murder on the Beach Mystery Bookstore | Delray Beach, FL

Ashley Warlick - The Arrangement  (author appearance)
Ashley Warlick | 02/10/2016, 07:00 pm | Regulator Bookshop | Durham, NC

Tim Dorsey  (author appearance)
Tim Dorsey | 02/11/2016, 06:30 pm | Books & Books Inc | Coral Gables, FL

Karen Branan - The Family Tree: A Lynching in Georgia  (author appearance)
Karen Branan | 02/11/2016, 07:00 pm | Regulator Bookshop | Durham, NC

Books to Fall in Love With Author Panel Talk & Signing  (author appearance)
Jessica Leake | 02/11/2016, 05:30 pm | Fiction Addiction | Greenville, SC

Sunil Yapa - YOUR HEART IS A MUSCLE THE SIZE OF A FIST  (author appearance)
Sunil Yapa | 02/12/2016, 06:00 pm | Octavia Books | New Orleans, LA

Valentine's Cabaret with Ellen Ciompi & Glenn Mehrbach  (other event)
02/12/2016, 07:00 pm | Regulator Bookshop | Durham, NC

Tim Dorsey  (author appearance)
Tim Dorsey | 02/13/2016, 04:30 pm | Hooked On Books | Islamorada, FL

Tim Dorsey  (author appearance)
Tim Dorsey | 02/15/2016, 01:00 pm | Sanibel Island Bookshop | Sanibel, FL

Nonfiction Authors Association  (writers group)
02/17/2016, 06:45 pm | Regulator Bookshop | Durham, NC

Ross Howell Jr - Forsaken  (author appearance)
Ross Howell | 02/18/2016, 07:00 pm | Regulator Bookshop | Durham, NC

Tim Dorsey - Coconut Cowboy  (author appearance)
Tim Dorsey | 02/22/2016, 06:30 pm | FoxTale Book Shoppe | Woodstock, GA

Patricia Bell-Scott - The Firebrand and the First Lady  (author appearance)
Patricia Bell-Scott | 02/23/2016, 07:00 pm | Regulator Bookshop | Durham, NC

Travis Mulhauser: SWEETGIRL  (author appearance)
Travis Mulhauser | 02/23/2016, 05:00 pm | The Country Bookshop | Southern Pines, NC

A Community Conversation on Climate Change with Jedediah Purdy and After Nature  (author appearance)
Jedediah Purdy | 02/25/2016, 07:00 pm | Regulator Bookshop | Durham, NC

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