Lady Banks

White sheets on the line just like dropping snow

{White sheets on the line just like dropping snow.}

In which Ms. Joshilyn Jackson and a professor of English literature debate the relative merits of .Jackie Collins and Jacqueline Susann.

March 2, 2014

Dear readers,

Someone Else's Love StoryThis last weekend her ladyship, the editor, attended an author luncheon hosted by her local bookstore, Quarter Moon Books & Gifts of Topsail Beach, NC. It was a “moveable feast,” meaning that while we the attendees all sat around and feasted, the authors at the event were obliged to play moveable chairs, going from table to table, sitting for ten minutes or so and talking to us about their books, while we enjoyed our sweet tea, shrimp scampi, chocolate mousse, and grilled them about the most embarrassing sex scenes in their various novels.

Valley of the Dolls“Which do you like better, Jacqueline Susann or Jackie Collins?” fired one of my tablemates (a professor of English literature) at Joshilyn Jackson. Ms. Jackson did not miss a beat. “Jacqueline Susann,” she answered without hesitation. “She writes better sentences.”

Writers spoke to us about why they had written their books, and why they wrote about the sorts of subjects they did, what made them become writers, what they found rewarding or challenging about the creative life, and why everyone always assumed their novels were autobiographical. (“My first novel had some very hot sex in it,” confided Lydia Netzer, “so my husband is now considered a very lucky man.”)

Shine Shine ShineBut what struck her ladyship in the end was how all these very different novelists were each seeking answers in their own way to some very common questions: What are we afraid of and how do we face our fears? How does love transform us? How does loss? Why do we feel lonely and how do we reach out to others? How do we be ourselves? What gives our lives meaning?

Eight very different writers had eight very different ways to ask these questions. And it was clear from the conversations around the table that there was a different kind of answer for every reader. Such is the power of literature. Especially when it’s a good southern story.

Read independently!

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.

Doing laundry

African American Gardens and Yards in the Rural South"Me and my brother had to get wood and put it under the pot and boil them clothes. Take them out of the pot, then you’d wash them, put them back in the pot, let them boil. Take them out of the pot, and rinse them then and put them on the line. You talk about a pretty white set of clothing on the line. And then some people, they didn’t think to do all that to make clothes clean. And people would talk about that; say “o-o-o-o, they sure don’t know how to wash their clothes.” But most people when they done wash their clothes and bedsheets and pillow cases, and put them out, they were so pretty and white." --Mary Miller, South Carolina

" You know what, ever since people stopped doing that, (boiling washing in a wash pot) you’ve got more disease. When the clothes got dirty, put wood around the wash pot and boil that wash. I mean boil like you were boiling grits or rice and when you think it boiled long enough, you’ve got an old punch stick, about that long, and you’d go in there and punch like that. And they would use lye soap and do the clothes with that. I believe that was taking germs out of your clothes. [Today] the driers will have your clothes dingy. Back then you had no colors, everything was white and those sheets were just like dropping snow. We didn’t know about no Clorox in those times. We’d do our best clothes with Octogon soap." --Janie Pinckney, South Carolina

--Richard Westmacott, African-American Gardens and Yards in the Rural South (UTPress, 1992) 9780870497629

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Book & Author Gossip

Fun HomeSouth Carolina legislators cut university funding over gay-themed books
Members of the South Carolina House of Representatives on Wednesday voted to cut $70,000 in funding from two public colleges that assigned two books about same-sex relationships to freshmen students. The legislators voted to cut $17,000 in funding from the University of South Carolina Upstate for assigning “Out Loud: The Best of Rainbow Radio,” a collection of stories first broadcast on a state radio program. The panel cut $52,000 from the College of Charleston’s budget for assigning “Fun Home,” a graphic autobiography about a young woman growing up in rural Pennsylvania. The amounts reflect the money the two universities spent purchasing the two books. “One of the things I learned over the years is that if you want to make a point, you have to make it hurt,” state Rep. Garry Smith (R), who pushed for the cuts, told The State newspaper. “I understand academic freedom, but this is not academic freedom. … This was about promoting one side with no academic debate involved.”

Pat Conroy turns the pages of a storytelling life for fans

Moments before author Pat Conroy ambled onto the stage of the Township Auditorium, Lucille Mould, retired French professor and lover of books, leaned in to her seatmates and said, “I’ve got to read you this.” What she read in sotto voce was Conroy’s description of his French teacher at Beaufort High School, circa 1961, a woman who, when she spoke of Paris, “it was a distribution of gardenias from the human voice.”  Beautiful, Mould smiled, closing a miniature notebook filled with her tidy handwriting.

Fun HomeNC lit that Randall Kenan Kenan thinks everyone should read

Kenan also chose “White People” by Allan Gurganus.  “I just think he is an extraordinary stylist, and his creations of Falls, North Carolina is one of the great literary postage stamps,” Kenan said.  The cast of characters in this collection of 11 short stories ranges from former debutantes to vacationing senior citizens, blending together different strands of American culture in heartbreaking and hilarious ways.  “Allan digs deep,” he said. “His short stories are almost always about families of a certain social class in a certain type of town. He just goes into that sort of Southern, white protestant family history like nobody else.”

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STARS Authors: Meet Betty Bolte

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.

Kathryn R. Wall

Kathryn WallThough born in Ohio, I have come to love my home in South Carolina as if I had been brought up here. I spent all of my professional life as an accountant and only began writing when the sale of my husband's business enabled me to retire at 50. The success of the Bay Tanner mysteries has been a lovely surprise, and I've particularly enjoyed traveling around the country meeting other people who love books as much as I do. My husband and I enjoy tennis and the outdoor life the island has to offer. We volunteer with several local charities and community groups and can often be found on the back deck of our townhome watching the wading birds scrounge for dinner in the pluff mud at low tide.

Request Kathryn for a book club or event

Kathryn's Profile Page on STARS

St. John's FollySt. John's Folly

In this twelfth installment of the award-winning series set in the South Carolina Lowcountry, Bay Tanner finds herself at the center of her own mystery when she becomes the object of a stalker. The strange, almost childish messages appear at random and quickly escalate from mildly annoying to frightening. While her apparent admirer ramps up the pressure, the inquiry agency accepts a new client. Hub Danforth wants his aging uncle, owner of a dilapidated bungalow on a beachfront property worth millions, placed under surveillance. Malcolm St. John has been acting strangely, and Hub hopes Bay and her associates can help him prove the old man incompetent, paving the way for Danforth to assume control of his assets. Although he claims he has the old man's interests at heart, Bay begins to have her doubts, especially when she discovers a large real estate conglomerate, headed by Danforth's ex-wife, also has designs on the valuable property. Then Malcolm St. John is attacked and one of the principal players is found dead in a hotel room. Are the two incidents related? As Bay tries to probe the erratic memory of the old man, she becomes increasingly aware that he is living in a world long past, one in which life was far simpler, but which keeps him from a full realization of his own vulnerability. Can Bay keep him safe? And who exactly does he need to fear? As her life seems to slide inexorably toward disaster, Bay Tanner must find the courage to face all her demons-both personal and professional-and to realize that reliving the past can be both a blessing-and a curse.

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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Bookstore Gossip


Goodbye, Purdy

If you've ever been to Blue Bicycle Books, downtown Charleston's sole indie bookseller, chances are you at least caught a glimpse of Purdy, the store's big, tortoiseshell cat who roamed the space on silent paws — she rarely disturbed the quiet with so much as a meow, which meant that she was a champ at surprising customers by appearing out of nowhere.   "She was really a community kitty cat," says Blue Bicycle co-owner Lauren Sanchez. "There's just been such an outpouring of love and support for Purdy since she died

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Lady Banks' {Book} Trailer Park:
Southern Fried Blues

Southern Fried Blues

Southern Fried Blues"Divorced" wasn't a label Anna Martin ever wanted. Now she's a thousand miles from home, underemployed, and lonely, but she's squeezing this lemon life gave her and turning it into lemon meringue pie. Never again will she let any man-especially another military man-get in the way of her career. A Southern Gentleman Military Officer Jackson Davis believes in family, football, and Uncle Sam. He treats ladies right, takes his uniform seriously, and he loves his dog, but he doesn't reckon he's built for true love. After all, if a man good as his daddy couldn't do it right, what chance does Jackson have? One Undeniable Attraction These two vulnerable souls are as different as cornbread and ketchup, but they fit together like sweet butter on hot biscuits. Short-term, they're exactly what the other needs. But when their hearts get involved, they're both gonna end up with a big ol' case of Southern Fried Blues.

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Read This! Okra Picks & Recommended Reading from Southern Booksellers

Okra Picks

From the Okra Picks

The In-Between Hour
By Barbara Claypole White
(Mira, Hardcover, 9780778314752)

The In-Between HourWhat could be worse than losing your child? Having to pretend he's still alive... 

Bestselling author Will Shepard is caught in the twilight of grief, after his young son dies in a car accident. But when his father's aging mind erases the memory, Will rewrites the truth. The story he spins brings unexpected relief...until he's forced to return to rural North Carolina, trapping himself in a lie. 

Holistic veterinarian Hannah Linden is a healer who opens her heart to strays but can only watch, powerless, as her grown son struggles with inner demons. When she rents her guest cottage to Will and his dad, she finds solace in trying to mend their broken world, even while her own shatters. 

As their lives connect and collide, Will and Hannah become each other's only hope--if they can find their way into a new story, one that begins with love. 

More Okra Picks!

Read This! Recommendations from Southern Indie Booksellers

From the March Indie Next List:

Weight of BloodThe Weight of Blood: A Novel, by Laura McHugh
(Spiegel & Grau, 9780812995206, $26)

“This is a literary thriller that will keep you reading well into the night. Two girls, Lila and Cheri, disappear a generation apart. Lucy, Lila’s grown daughter and Cheri’s friend, soon realizes there is a connection between the two that runs deep in her family. The Ozark Mountain landscape is the perfect setting for this powerful and haunting mystery. Fans of Gillian Flynn will not be disappointed in this gritty coming-of-age story that tests the limits of family loyalty.” —Amanda Skelton, Union Avenue Books, Knoxville, TN

AboveAbove: A Novel, by Isla Morley
(Gallery Books, 9781476731520, $24.99)

“Blythe can’t imagine anything worse than the 17 years she has been held captive in an abandoned underground missile silo until she escapes with her teenage son. The book begins as the compelling story of a teenager who has to endure her abduction by a mad survivalist who was convinced that the world was coming to an end, but it ends as a riveting, heart-stopping tale of determination, love, and hope for the future.” —Nancy McFarlane, Fiction Addiction, Greenville, SC

Boy, Snow BirdBoy, Snow, Bird: A Novel, by Helen Oyeyemi
(Riverhead, 9781594631399, $27.95)

“In 1953, Boy Novak runs away from her home on the Lower East Side of New York and ends up in a small town in Massachusetts. She marries Arturo Whitman, a widower with an adored daughter named Snow, and the three live happily until the birth of Bird, whose dark skin exposes the Whitmans as African-Americans passing for white. Oyeyemi is a stunning talent who examines the disparity in how we perceive ourselves and how we allow others to perceive us. Boy, Snow, Bird is a bewitching and beguiling tale with unforgettable characters.” —Amanda Hurley, Inkwood Books, Tampa, FL

More recommended reading from southern bookstores

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Southern Indie Bestsellers

For the week ending February 23, 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 Goldfinch
Donna Tartt, Little Brown, $30, 9780316055437
okra2. The Invention of Wings
Sue Monk Kidd, Viking, $27.95, 9780670024780

okra3. This Dark Road to Mercy
Wiley Cash, Morrow, $25.99, 9780062088253

4. Sycamore Row
John Grisham, Doubleday, $28.95, 9780385537131
5. Still Life With Bread Crumbs
Anna Quindlen, Random House, $26, 9781400065752
6. Under the Wide and Starry Sky
Nancy Horan, Ballantine, $26, 9780345516534
7. The Martian
Andy Weir, Crown, $24, 9780804139021
8. The Museum of Extraordinary Things
Alice Hoffman, Scribner, $27.99, 9781451693560
9. One More Thing
B.J. Novak, Knopf, $24.95, 9780385351836
10. The Signature of All Things
Elizabeth Gilbert, Viking, $28.95, 9780670024858
11. After I'm Gone
Laura Lippman, Morrow, $26.99, 9780062083395
12. Ripper Isabel
Allende, Harper, $28.99, 9780062291400
13. The Husband's Secret
Liane Moriarty, Amy Einhorn Books, $25.95, 9780399159343
14. Private
L.A. James Patterson, Mark Sullivan, Little Brown, $28, 9780316211123
15. The Kept
James Scott, Harper, $25.99, 9780062236739


1. Everything I Need to Know I Learned From a Little Golden Book
Diane Muldrow, Golden Books, $9.99, 9780307977618
2. The Sixth Extinction
Elizabeth Kolbert, Holt, $28, 9780805092998
3. Things That Matter
Charles Krauthammer, Crown Forum, $28, 9780385349178
4. Duty
Robert M. Gates, Knopf, $35, 9780307959478
5. Unbroken
Laura Hillenbrand, Random House, $28, 9781400064168
6. The Southerner's Handbook: A Guide to Living the Good Life
Garden & Gun Magazine, HarperWave, $27.99, 9780062242389
7. The Death of Santini
Pat Conroy, Nan A. Talese, $28.95, 9780385530903
8. This Is the Story of a Happy Marriage
Ann Patchett, Harper, $27.99, 9780062236678
9. Grain Brain
David Perlmutter, Little Brown, $27, 9780316234801
10. Jesus Calling
Sarah Young, Integrity, $15.99, 9781591451884
11. David and Goliath
Malcolm Gladwell, Little Brown, $29, 9780316204361
12. Glitter and Glue
Kelly Corrigan, Ballantine, $26, 9780345532831
13. Killing Jesus
Bill O'Reilly, Martin Dugard, Holt, $28, 9780805098549
14. The Boys in the Boat
Daniel James Brown, Viking, $28.95, 9780670025817
15. I Am Malala
Malala Yousafzai, Little Brown, $26, 9780316322409


1. Dear Life
Alice Munro, Vintage, $15.95, 9780307743725
2. Me Before You
Jojo Moyes, Penguin, $16, 9780143124542
okra3. A Land More Kind Than Home
Wiley Cash, Morrow, $14.99, 9780062088239

4. Cockroaches
Jo Nesbo, Vintage, $14.95, 9780345807151
5. The Aviator's Wife
Melanie Benjamin, Bantam, $15, 9780345528681
6. Where'd You Go, Bernadette
Maria Semple, Back Bay, $14.99, 9780316204262
7. Orphan Train
Christina Baker Kline, Morrow, $14.99, 9780061950728 
8. Tenth of December
George Saunders, Random House, $15, 9780812984255 
9. Beautiful Ruins
Jess Walter, Harper Perennial, $15.99, 9780061928178 
10. The Light Between Oceans
M.L. Stedman, Scribner, $16, 9781451681758 
11. A Week in Winter
Maeve Binchy, Anchor, $14.95, 9780307475503 
12. A Tale for the Time Being
Ruth L. Ozeki, Penguin, $16, 9780143124870 
13. A Well-Tempered Heart
Jan-Philipp Sendker, Other Press, $15.95, 9781590516409 
14. Life After Life
Kate Atkinson, Back Bay, $18, 9780316176491 
15. The Dinner
Herman Koch, Hogarth, $14, 9780385346856


1. The Monuments Men
Robert M. Edsel, Back Bay, $17, 9780316240055
2. Orange Is the New Black
Piper Kerman, Spiegel & Grau, $16, 9780812986181
3. Hyperbole and a Half
Allie Brosh, Touchstone, $17.99, 9781451666175
4. Wreck This Journal
Keri Smith, Perigee, $15, 9780399161940
5. Lone Survivor
Marcus Luttrell, Back Bay, $17, 9780316324106
6. Unlikely Loves
Jennifer S. Holland, Workman, $13.95, 9780761174424
7. Dance of the Reptiles
Carl Hiaasen, Vintage, $15.95, 9780345807021
8. Quiet
Susan Cain, Broadway, $16, 9780307352156
9. Wild
Cheryl Strayed, Vintage, $15.95, 9780307476074
10. 12 Years a Slave 
Solomon Northup, Penguin, $16, 9780143125419
11. Gift From the Sea
Anne Morrow Lindbergh, Pantheon, $9.95, 9780679732419
12. Detroit: An American Autopsy
Charlie LeDuff, Penguin, $17, 9780143124467
13. Show Your Work!: 10 Ways to Share Your Creativity and Get Discovered
Austin Kleon, Workman, $11.95, 9780761178972
14. The Old Farmer's Almanac 2014
Old Farmer's Almanac, $7.95, 9781571986030
15. Outliers
Malcolm Gladwell, Back Bay, $16.99, 9780316017930


1. The Catcher in the Rye
J.D. Salinger, Little Brown, $6.99, 9780316769488
2. A Game of Thrones
George R.R. Martin, Bantam, $9.99, 9780553593716
3. Ender's Game
Orson Scott Card, Tor, $7.99, 9780765370624
4. Night Moves Randy
Wayne White, Berkley, $9.99, 9780425264621
5. The Monuments Men
Robert M. Edsel, Little Brown, $10, 9780316240079
6. A Dance With Dragons
George R.R. Martin, Bantam, $9.99, 9780553582017
7. Speaker for the Dead
Orson Scott Card, Tor, $7.99, 9780812550757
8. A Feast for Crows
George R.R. Martin, Bantam, $9.99, 9780553582024
9. To Kill a Mockingbird
Harper Lee, Grand Central, $7.99, 9780446310789
10. A Clash of Kings
George R.R. Martin, Bantam, $9.99, 9780345535429


1. Goodnight Moon
Margaret Wise Brown, Clement Hurd (Illus.), Harper, $8.99, 9780694003617
2. The Day the Crayons Quit
Drew Daywalt, Oliver Jeffers (Illus.), Philomel, $17.99, 9780399255373
3. Locomotive
Brian Floca, Atheneum, $17.99, 9781416994152
4. Pat the Bunny
Dorothy Kunhardt, Golden, $9.99, 9780307120007
5. On the Night You Were Born
Nancy Tillman, Feiwel & Friends, $7.99, 9780312601553
6. Frozen
Bill Scollon, Disney Artists (Illus.), Random House Disney, $9.99, 9780736430654
7. Pete the Cat: I Love My White Shoes
Eric Litwin, James Dean (Illus.), Harper, $16.99, 9780061906220
8. What Does the Fox Say?
Ylvis, Svein Nyhus (Illus.), S&S, $17.99, 9781481422239
9. Pete the Cat: Big Easter Adventure
James Dean, Kimberly Dean, Harper, $9.99, 9780062198679
10. The Very Hungry Caterpillar
Eric Carle, Putnam, $10.99, 9780399226908


1. The Fault in Our Stars
John Green, Dutton, $17.99, 9780525478812
2. The Book Thief
Markus Zusak, Knopf, $12.99, 9780385754729
3. Flora and Ulysses: The Illuminated Adventures
Kate DiCamillo, K.G. Campbell (Illus.), Candlewick, $17.99, 9780763660406
4. Looking for Alaska
John Green, Speak, $9.99, 9780142402511
5. This Star Won't Go Out: The Life and Words of Esther Grace
Earl Esther Earl, et al., Dutton, $19.99, 9780525426363
6. Paper Towns
John Green, Speak, $9.99, 9780142414934
okra7. Three Times Lucky
Sheila Turnage, Puffin, $7.99, 9780142426050
8. The Wimpy Kid Do-It-Yourself Book
Jeff Kinney, Amulet, $12.95, 9780810989955
9. Wonder
R.J. Palacio, Knopf, $15.99, 9780375869020
10. An Abundance of Katherines
John Green, Speak, $9.99, 9780142410707


1. Divergent
Veronica Roth, Katherine Tegen Books, $9.99, 9780062289858
2. Insurgent (Divergent, #2)
Veronica Roth, Katherine Tegen Books, $17.99, 9780062024046
3. Allegiant (Divergent, #3)
Veronica Roth, Katherine Tegen Books, $19.99, 9780062024060
4. Hollow City (The Second Novel of Miss Peregrine's Peculiar Children)
Ransom Riggs, Quirk, $17.99, 9781594746123
5. Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Hard Luck
Jeff Kinney, Amulet, $13.95, 9781419711329
6. Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children
Ransom Riggs, Quirk, $10.99, 9781594746031
7. Wildwood (The Wildwood Chronicles, Book I)
Colin Meloy, Carson Ellis (Illus.), Balzer + Bray, $8.99, 9780062024701
8. Catching Fire (The Second Book of the Hunger Games)
Suzanne Collins, Scholastic, $12.99, 9780545586177
9. The House of Hades (The Heroes of Olympus, Book Four)
Rick Riordan, Hyperion, $19.99, 9781423146728
10. The Sea of Monsters (Percy Jackson and the Olympians, Book 2)
Rick Riordan, Hyperion, $7.99, 9781423103349

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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.

This Dark Road to Mercy
The Signature of All Things
After I'm Gone
Private L.A.
The Kept
The Southerner's Handbook: A Guide to Living the Good Life
The Death of Santini
This Is the Story of a Happy Marriage
Jesus Calling
Killing Jesus
A Land More Kind Than Home
The Aviator's Wife
A Week in Winter
A Well-Tempered Heart
The Dinner
Dance of the Reptiles
12 Years a Slave
Gift From the Sea
Show Your Work!: 10 Ways to Share Your Creativity and Get Discovered
The Old Farmer's Almanac 2014
Night Moves
Speaker for the Dead
Pete the Cat: I Love My White Shoes
Pete the Cat: Big Easter Adventure


Events at Southen Indie Bookstores 

A Night in the Spotlight for Local Authors - Part 1  (other event)
03/04/2014, 05:30 pm
Copperfish Books

Alex Berenson Booksigning   (author appearance)
Alex Berenson
03/04/2014, 07:00 pm
Murder on the Beach Mystery Bookstore
Delray Beach, FL

Book Club- City of Women by David R. Gillham  (book club)
03/04/2014, 07:30 pm
The Bookstore in the Grove
Coconut Grove, FL

UNC Humanities' Spotlight on Scholars: Big Decisions and Transformative Experiences with L.A. Paul  (other event)
03/04/2014, 04:30 pm
Flyleaf Books
Chapel Hill, NC

Bruce Holsinger discusses his historical novel A Burnable Book  (author appearance)
Bruce Holsinger
03/04/2014, 07:00 pm
Flyleaf Books
Chapel Hill, NC

03/04/2014, 07:00 pm
Malaprop's Bookstore/Cafe
Asheville, NC

WILD Book Club  (book club)
03/04/2014, 07:00 pm
Malaprop's Bookstore/Cafe
Asheville, NC

PRB Book Club: Radiance of Tomorrow by Ishmael Beah *AUTHOR IN ATTENDANCE*  (author appearance)
Ishmael Beah
03/04/2014, 06:30 pm
Park Road Books
Charlotte, NC

Edna Andrews- The Multilingual Brain  (other event)
03/04/2014, 07:00 pm
Regulator Bookshop
durham, NC

Author event with Tammy Algood, author of In a Snap!  (author appearance)
Tammy Algood
03/04/2014, 05:30 pm
Parnassus Books
Nashville, TN

Julie Mansfield - Maybe God Was Busy - Gables  (author appearance)
Julie Mansfield
03/05/2014, 06:30 pm
Books & Books Inc.

Anna Whitelock - The Queen's Bed: An Intimate History of Elizabeth's Court - Gables  (author appearance)
Anna Whitelock
03/05/2014, 08:00 pm
Books & Books Inc.

Author Appearance  (author appearance)
Randy Wayne White
03/05/2014, 12:00 pm
Sarasota, FL

RANDY WAYNE WHITE with BONE DEEP  (author appearance)
Randy Wayne White
03/05/2014, 07:00 pm
Inkwood Books
Tampa, FL

Speaking Pages (Open Mic)  (other event)
03/05/2014, 06:30 pm
Avid Bookshop
Athens, GA

Advanced Beekeeping with Olly  (other event)
03/05/2014, 07:30 pm
Charis Books & More
Atlanta, GA

Okra Pick!Long Man by Amy Greene  (author appearance)
Amy Greene
03/05/2014, 05:00 pm
Lemuria Books

Samuel Freedman signs BREAKING THE LINE  (author appearance)
Samuel Freedman
03/05/2014, 05:00 pm
Square Books
Oxford, MS

Autism Book Club  (book club)
03/05/2014, 12:00 pm
Malaprop's Bookstore/Cafe
Asheville, NC

Malaprop's Book Club  (book club)
03/05/2014, 07:00 pm
Malaprop's Bookstore/Cafe
Asheville, NC

Ishmael Beah   (author appearance)
Ishmael Beah
03/05/2014, 07:30 pm
Quail Ridge Books & Music
Raleigh, NC

Author event with Kathy Reichs and Brendan Reichs, authors of Exposure  (author appearance)
Kathy and Brendan Reichs
03/05/2014, 06:30 pm
Parnassus Books
Nashville, TN

Bruce Holsinger Reveals -A Burnable Book  (author appearance)
Bruce Holsinger
03/05/2014, 06:30 pm
Fountain Bookstore
Richmond, VA

Emily Parker - Now I Know Who My Comrades Are: Voices from the Internet Underground - Gables  (author appearance)
Emily Parker
03/06/2014, 08:00 pm
Books & Books Inc.

Juan Carlos Ortiz - Cortos/Shorts  (author appearance)
Juan Carlos Ortiz
03/06/2014, 06:30 pm
Books & Books Inc.

David Leddick - How to Hit 70 Doing 100  (author appearance)
David Leddick
03/06/2014, 07:30 pm
Books & Books Inc.

Barry Singer - Churchill Style: The Art of Being Winston Churchill  (author appearance)
Barry Singer
03/06/2014, 04:00 pm
Alabama Booksmith
Birmingham, AL

Barry Singer - Churchill Style: The Art of Being Winston Churchill  (author appearance)
Barry Singer
03/06/2014, 04:00 pm
Alabama Booksmith
Birmingham, AL

James Grippando Booksigning   (author appearance)
James Grippando
03/06/2014, 07:00 pm
Murder on the Beach Mystery Bookstore
Delray Beach, FL

Book Signing Event with Randy Wayne White   (author appearance)
Randy Wayne White
03/06/2014, 06:30 pm
Sanibel Island Bookshop
Sanibel, FL

No-Guilt Drop-in Book Club  (book club)
03/06/2014, 07:00 pm
A Novel Experience
Zebulon, GA

Meet Local Author Anna Steffl  (author appearance)
Anna Steffl
03/06/2014, 06:00 pm
Avid Bookshop
Athens, GA

Meet the Author of the BABYMOUSE and SQUISH: Jennifer L. Holm  (author appearance)
Jennifer L. Holm
03/06/2014, 06:30 pm
Avid Bookshop
Athens, GA

Exodus Politics: Civil Rights and Leadership in African American Literature and Culture  (other event)
03/06/2014, 07:00 pm
Charis Books & More
Atlanta, GA

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie at First Baptist Church of Decat  (author appearance)
Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
03/06/2014, 07:00 pm
Charis Books & More
Atlanta, GA

Ann Benoit – NEW ORLEANS' BEST ETHNIC RESTAURANTS  (author appearance)
Ann Benoit
03/06/2014, 06:00 pm
Octavia Books
New Orleans, LA

Thacker Mountain Radio honoring Jake Adam York  (other event)
03/06/2014, 06:00 pm
Square Books
Oxford, MS

Mur Lafferty discusses her fantasy novel Ghost Train to New Orleans  (author appearance)
Mur Lafferty
03/06/2014, 07:00 pm
Flyleaf Books
Chapel Hill, NC

Author event: Neil Hinson & Paul Friedrich - Man. v. Liver  (author appearance)
Paul Friedrich
03/06/2014, 07:00 pm
Park Road Books
Charlotte, NC

Author event with Hunter Armistead, author of The Nashville 100  (author appearance)
Hunter Armistead
03/06/2014, 06:30 pm
Parnassus Books
Nashville, TN

Maud Casey Tells Us About The Man Who Walked Away  (author appearance)
Maud Casey
03/06/2014, 06:30 pm
Fountain Bookstore
Richmond, VA

Coral Gables Gallery Night: Annette Bonnier - Gables  (other event)
03/07/2014, 07:00 pm
Books & Books Inc.

Douglas Stone & Sheila Heen - Thanks for the Feedback - Gables  (author appearance)
Douglas Stone
03/07/2014, 08:00 pm
Books & Books Inc.

Annette Bonnier - India's Elephants  (author appearance)
Annette Bonnier
03/07/2014, 06:30 pm
Books & Books Inc.

Dave Barry-You Can Date Boys When You're Forty book signing  (author appearance)
Dave Barry
03/07/2014, 07:00 pm
Eagle Eye Bookshop

First Friday Author Round Up-Janet Parker, Joe Pileggi & Wynona Rogers  (author appearance)
Janet Brice Parker
03/07/2014, 06:00 pm
Page & Palette
Fairhope, AL

J.A. Jance Booksigning  (author appearance)
J.A. Jance
03/07/2014, 07:00 pm
Murder on the Beach Mystery Bookstore
Delray Beach, FL

Poetry Group  (other event)
03/07/2014, 07:00 pm
A Novel Experience
Zebulon, GA

A Fictional Tale of Mountain Mystery That Sparked International Romance  (author appearance)
Edward Fahey
03/07/2014, 06:30 pm
City Lights Bookstore
Sylva, NC

Bryan Robinson
03/07/2014, 06:30 pm
Malaprop's Bookstore/Cafe
Asheville, NC

Kim Harrison  (author appearance)
Kim Harrison
03/07/2014, 07:30 pm
Quail Ridge Books & Music
Raleigh, NC

Larry Thomas- The Lady Who Shot Lee Morgan  (author appearance)
Larry Thomas
03/07/2014, 07:00 pm
Regulator Bookshop
durham, NC

Okra Pick!Wiley Cash -This Dark Road to Mercy  (author appearance)
Wiley Cash
03/07/2014, 11:00 am
Litchfield Books
Pawleys Island, SC

Miguel Ruiz Jr. - Los cincos niveles del apego - Gables  (author appearance)
Miguel Ruiz Jr.
03/08/2014, 02:00 pm
Books & Books Inc.

Dave Barry - You Can Date Boys When You're Forty  (author appearance)
Dave Barry
03/08/2014, 08:00 pm
Books & Books Inc.

T.D. Allman  (author appearance)
T.D. Allman
03/08/2014, 06:00 pm
Sarasota, FL

Author Appearance  (author appearance)
T.D. Allman
03/08/2014, 06:00 pm
Sarasota, FL

Super Duper Story Time at Donderos' with Miss Rachel  (other event)
03/08/2014, 12:30 pm
Avid Bookshop
Athens, GA

Argyle Wolf-Knapp & Jeremy Labadie: New Orleans Beer: A Hoppy History of Big Easy Brewing  (author appearance)
Argyle Wolf-Knapp
03/08/2014, 12:00 pm
Garden District Book Shop
New Orleans, LA

Bonnie Warren and Cheryl Gerber: New Orleans Historic Homes  (author appearance)
Bonnie Warren
03/08/2014, 01:00 pm
Garden District Book Shop
New Orleans, LA

Mostly Mississippi: The Long Listening by Bee Donley  (author appearance)
Bee Donley
03/08/2014, 02:00 pm
Lemuria Books

Free Prompt Writing Class (with a special guest substituting for Nancy Peacock!)  (writers group)
03/08/2014, 10:00 am
Flyleaf Books
Chapel Hill, NC

MAN V. LIVER  (author appearance)
Neil Hinson
03/08/2014, 07:00 pm
Malaprop's Bookstore/Cafe
Asheville, NC

Cara Black – Murder in Pigalle  (author appearance)
Cara Black
03/08/2014, 02:00 pm
McIntyre's Fine Books
Pittsboro, NC

Meet the Author: Nancy Wolfe  (author appearance)
Wolfe, Nancy
03/08/2014, 11:00 am
Page After Page
Elizabeth City, NC

Author Event: Brenda Johnson Kreuzer - Do You See What I See?  (author appearance)
Brenda Johnson Kreuzer
03/08/2014, 11:00 am
Park Road Books
Charlotte, NC

Authors Round the South

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