Lady Banks

Of goats, porch dogs, and old Dodge trucks


{Of goats, porch dogs, and old Dodge trucks.}

In which Mr. Ron Rash tells it like it is, Ms. Nancy Peacock tells it like it ought to be, and her ladyship and Jill McCorkle are both too busy nesting to say much.

April 8, 2013



Dearest readers,

Here on the Carolina coast, it has finally warmed up enough to be able to sit outdoors and read. Her ladyship’s “tbr” stack, therefore, is now coated in a fine dusting of pine and oak tree pollen; a hazard of the climate she endures simply to be able to sit in a chair on her back porch and read under the warm spring sun.

She could, of course, save her books by reading on her e-reader. But as it turns out, the real books are somewhat more durable than the virtual ones. Or at least more impervious to dust and grit. And small gnats, stray cat hairs, a dog licking the cover, spilled sweet tea, or the greasy crumbs from her ladyship’s buttered corn muffin.
After all, if you are going to be out of doors with a book, you have to expect some of the out of doors to get into your book.

Happy reading!


her ladyship, the editor


Southern Indie Bestsellers

For the week ending March 31, 2013

STARS - 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. Gone Girl
Gillian Flynn, Crown, $25, 9780307588364
2. Z: A Novel of Zelda Fitzgerald
Therese Anne Fowler, St. Martin's, $25.99, 9781250028655
okra3. Life After Life
Jill McCorkle, Shannon Ravenel Books, $24.95, 9781565122550

4. The Burgess Boys
Elizabeth Strout, Random House, $26, 9781400067688
5. Leaving Everything Most Loved
Jacqueline Winspear, Harper, $26.99, 9780062049605
6. The Dinner
Herman Koch, Hogarth, $24, 9780770437855
7. A Week in Winter
Maeve Binchy, Knopf, $26.95, 9780307273574
8. The Storyteller
Jodi Picoult, Atria, $28.99, 9781439102763
9. Six Years
Harlan Coben, Dutton, $27.95, 9780525953487
10. Tenth of December
George Saunders, Random House, $26, 9780812993806
11. The Aviator's Wife
Melanie Benjamin, Delacorte, $26, 9780345528674
12. Flight Behavior
Barbara Kingsolver, Harper, $28.99, 9780062124265
13. The Art Forger
B.A. Shapiro, Algonquin, $23.95, 9781616201326
14. A Tale for the Time Being
Ruth Ozeki, Viking, $28.95, 9780670026630
15. Benediction
Kent Haruf, Knopf, $25.95, 9780307959881

HARDCOVER NONFICTION


1. Lean In
Sheryl Sandberg, Knopf, $24.95, 9780385349949
2. I Could Pee on This
Francesco Marciuliano, Chronicle, $12.95, 9781452110585
3. Help, Thanks, Wow
Anne Lamott, Riverhead, $17.95, 9781594631290
4. Sum It Up
Pat Summitt, Sally Jenkins, Crown Archetype, $28, 9780385346870
5. My Beloved World
Sonia Sotomayor, Knopf, $27.95, 9780307594884
6. The Drunken Botanist
Amy Stewart, Algonquin, $19.95, 9781616200466
7. The FastDiet
Michael Mosley, Mimi Spencer, Atria, $24, 9781476734941
8. Thomas Jefferson: The Art of Power
Jon Meacham, Random House, $35, 9781400067664
9. The Girls of Atomic City: The Untold Story of the Women Who Helped Win World War II
Denise Kiernan, Touchstone, $27, 9781451617528
10. Barefoot Contessa Foolproof
Ina Garten, Clarkson Potter, $35, 9780307464873
11. Those Angry Days: Roosevelt, Lindbergh, and America's Fight Over World War II, 1939-1941
Lynne Olson, Random House, $30, 9781400069743
12. Life Code
Phillip C. McGraw, Bird Street Books, $26, 9780985462734
13. Unbroken
Laura Hillenbrand, Random House, $27, 9781400064168
14. Killing Kennedy
Bill O'Reilly, Martin Dugard, Holt, $28, 9780805096668
15. The Future
Al Gore, Random House, $30, 9780812992946

TRADE PAPERBACK FICTION


1. The Great Gatsby
F.Scott Fitzgerald, Scribner, $15, 9780743273565
2. Rules of Civility
Amor Towles, Penguin, $16, 9780143121169
3. The Paris Wife
Paula McLain, Ballantine, $15, 9780345521316
okra4. A Land More Kind Than Home
Wiley Cash, Morrow, $14.99, 9780062088239

5. Spring Fever
Mary Kay Andrews, St. Martin's Griffin, $14.99, 9780312642723
6. Life of Pi
Yann Martel, Mariner, $15.95, 9780547848419
7. The Perks of Being a Wallflower
Stephen Chbosky, MTV Books, $14, 9781451696196
8. The Silence of Bonaventure Arrow
Rita Leganski, Harper Paperbacks, $14.99, 9780062113764
9. The Language of Flowers
Vanessa Diffenbaugh, Ballantine, $15, 9780345525550
10. Death Comes to Pemberley
P.D. James, Vintage, $15, 9780307950659
11. State of Wonder
Ann Patchett, Harper Perennial, $15.99, 9780062049810
12. The Gods of Gotham
Lyndsay Faye, Berkley, $16, 9780425261255
13. The Night Circus
Erin Morgenstern, Anchor, $15, 9780307744432
14. The Prisoner of Heaven
Carlos Ruiz Zafón, Harper Perennial, $14.99, 9780062206299
15. The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry
Rachel Joyce, Random House, $15, 9780812983456

TRADE PAPERBACK NONFICTION


1. Proof of Heaven
Eben Alexander, M.D., S&S, $15.99, 9781451695199
2. Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail
Cheryl Strayed, Vintage, $15.95, 9780307476074
3. Wreck This Journal
Keri Smith, Perigee, $13.95, 9780399533464
4. Quiet
Susan Cain, Broadway, $16, 9780307352156
5. America the Beautiful
Ben Carson, Zondervan, $14.99, 9780310330912
6. Let's Pretend This Never Happened
Jenny Lawson, Berkley, $16, 9780425261019
7. Bossypants
Tina Fey, Reagan Arthur Books, $15.99, 9780316056878
8. When Women Were Birds
Terry Tempest Williams, Picador, $15, 9781250024114
9. Nothing to Lose, Everything to Gain
Ryan Blair, Portfolio, $16, 9781591845997
10. Revelations
Elaine Pagels, Penguin, $16, 9780143121633
11. Why Does the World Exist?
Jim Holt, Liveright, $16.95, 9780871403599
12. In the Garden of Beasts
Erik Larson, Broadway, $16, 9780307408853
13. The Four Agreements
Don Miguel Ruiz, Amber-Allen, $12.95, 9781878424310
14. Lady Almina and the Real Downton Abbey
The Countess of Carnarvon, Broadway, $15.99, 9780770435622
15. Unlikely Friendships
Jennifer S. Holland, Workman, $13.95, 9780761159131

MASS MARKET


1. To Kill a Mockingbird
Harper Lee, Warner, $7.99, 9780446310789
2. A Game of Thrones
George R.R. Martin, Bantam, $9.99, 9780553593716
3. Defending Jacob
William Landay, Dell, $7.99, 9780440246138
4. 1984
George Orwell, Signet, $9.99, 9780451524935
5. Animal Farm
George Orwell, Signet, $9.99, 9780451526342
6. A Clash of Kings
George R.R. Martin, Bantam, $9.99, 9780345535429
7. A Storm of Swords
George R.R. Martin, Bantam, $9.99, 9780553573428
8. American Sniper
Chris Kyle, Harper, $9.99, 9780062238863
9. Twice Tempted
Jeaniene Frost, Avon, $7.99, 9780062076106
10. The Hobbit
J.R.R. Tolkien, Del Rey, $8.99, 9780345534835

CHILDREN’S ILLUSTRATED


1. Pat the Bunny
Dorothy Kunhardt, Golden, $9.99, 9780307120007
2. Goodnight Moon
Margaret Wise Brown, Clement Hurd (Illus.), Harper, $8.99, 9780694003617
3. Otis and the Puppy
Loren Long, Philomel, $17.99, 9780399254697
4. Easter Surprise
Beatrix Potter, Frederick Warne and Company, $6.99, 9780723268901
5. The Night Before Easter
Natasha Wing, Kathy Couri (Illustrator), Grosset & Dunlap, $3.99, 9780448418735
6. Ollie's Easter Eggs
Olivier Dunrea, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, $6.99, 9780547859187
7. This Is Not My Hat
Jon Klassen, Candlewick, $15.99, 9780763655990
8. Where the Wild Things Are
Maurice Sendak, Harper, $17.95, 9780060254926
9. God Gave Us Easter
Lisa Tawn Bergren, Laura J. Bryant (Illus.), Waterbrook, $10.99, 9780307730725
10. Home for a Bunny
Margaret Wise Brown, Golden, $3.99, 9780307930095

CHILDREN’S INTEREST


1. The Fault in Our Stars
John Green, Dutton, $17.99, 9780525478812
2. Poems to Learn by Heart
Caroline Kennedy, Jon J Muth (Illus.), Hyperion, $19.99, 9781423108054
3. Looking for Alaska
John Green, Speak, $9.99, 9780142402511
4. Timmy Failure: Mistakes Were Made
Stephan Pastis, Candlewick, $14.99, 9780763660505
5. The One and Only Ivan
Katherine Applegate, Patricia Castelao (Illus.), Harper, $16.99, 9780061992254
6. Wonder
R.J. Palacio, Knopf, $15.99, 9780375869020
7. The Wimpy Kid Do-It-Yourself Book
Jeff Kinney, Amulet, $12.95, 9780810989955
8. The Further Tale of Peter Rabbit
Emma Thompson, Eleanor Taylor (Illus.), Frederick Warne and Company, $20, 9780723269106
9. An Abundance of Katherines
John Green, Speak, $9.99, 9780142410707
10. Will Grayson, Will Grayson
John Green, David Levithan, Speak, $9.99, 9780142418475

CHILDREN’S FICTION SERIES TITLES


1. Stallion by Starlight (Magic Tree House, #49)
Mary Pope Osborne, Sal Murdocca (Illus.), Random House, $12.99, 9780307980403
2. Diary of a Wimpy Kid:The Third Wheel
Jeff Kinney, Amulet, $13.95, 9781419705847
3. Clockwork Princess (Infernal Devices, #3)
Cassandra Clare, Margaret K. McElderry Books, $19.99, 9781416975908
4. Catching Fire (The Hunger Games, #2)
Suzanne Collins, Scholastic, $18.99, 9780439023498
5. Matched
Ally Condie, Speak, $9.99, 9780142419779
6. Beautiful Creatures
Kami Garcia, Margaret Stohl, Little Brown, $9.99, 9780316077033
7. Divergent
Veronica Roth, Katherine Tegen Books, $9.99, 9780062024039
8. Diary of a Wimpy Kid
Jeff Kinney, Amulet, $13.95, 9780810993136
9. The Maze Runner
James Dashner, Delacorte, $9.99, 9780385737951
10. The Sea of Monsters (Percy Jackson and the Olympians, Book 2)
Rick Riordan, Miramax, $7.99, 9781423103349
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Lady Banks' Commonplace Book


Noteworthy poetry and prose from her ladyship's bedside reading stack.

Head Off & SplitI stand in line. Behind me the hungry stretch & wiggle
out the door. Sterling cake bowls nestle in ice:

mullet  striped bass  whiskered cat  rock shrimp
steel porgies  blue crab  “No eel ‘til Christmas”

mother mussels   flat-faced-flounder  sleeping snapper
whiting  one sea turtle  (lazy fisherman).

In his fishmonger-owner apron Randy is white, round
as a blowfish, confucting this orchestra of desire.

Members: the cut boys and the lined up, who come
every day and wait in between frozen ice and hot oil.

The cut boys are well suited in fish scale and high up
on risers above us. They sing out with their knives.

Stationed inside tiny cutting booths slashing this throat
and that. Fish tune.

--Nikki Finney, from “Liberty Street Seafood” in Head Off & Split: Poems (Triquarterly Books, 2011) 9780810152168
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Book Gossip

Literary News & Gossip passed along from the readers, the writers, the reviewers, the resellers, the riff raff, and dutifully repeated here by her ladyship (who falls into the last category).

Porch DogsPorch Dogs Photo Contest

Around 45 authors will attend the eighth Annual Alabama Book Festival on April 20 in Old Alabama Town. The festival will feature readings, book signings, question and answer sessions and more.  In addition, the Alabama Readers Theatre  will perform a play by Harper Lee called Now Is the Time for All Good Men. Alabama Book Festival

it's best to lie low and live "a small life, a sad life."

The Next Time You See MeThe small-town setting of The Next Time You See Me, Holly Goddard Jones' debut novel, is no place for the faint of heart.  The more we see of the people who live here, the easier it is to understand what one character means when he says it's best to lie low and live "a small life, a sad life." The Next Time You See Me

Life After LifeJill McCorkle's first novel in 17 years, Life After Life (Algonquin/ 2013), is set in a retirement community. There, the dying grapple with life and death in humorous, dark turns. One character moved to the area to be close to the grave of her former lover. Another fakes dementia to avoid having to deal with his adult son. Jill McCorkle joins host Frank Stasio to talk about her newest work. Love and Mortality

McCorkle lets the true humor of old age shine through. Getting older, facing death does not mean an end to laughter or to love or to hope. Poignant and thoughtful, this novel follows the circle of life from the other end. It’s the little things

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Author Gossip

Pulling into the dirt driveway on a recent morning, a visitor wandered past an old Dodge truck moldering in the sun, and around garages and outbuildings and house additions, while three dogs excitedly ran in circles. Ms. McCorkle, 54, was eventually found in a large, high-ceilinged kitchen, filling milk bottles. Nesting is better back home

It was important for me to write about those sensory connections being made at the end of a person’s life.

As a writer, I really enjoyed the challenge of trying to introduce sound or something going on in the present that connects with something that the characters remember from the past. Joanna writes about the sound of the flag clanging against the flagpole, and in the mind of the dying person, the sound brings her back to the memory of being on a passenger boat. At another point, Joanna writes about a cardinal outside the window making the sound “cheer, cheer, cheer,” but what the woman is remembering is her husband saying “here, here, here.” It was important for me to write about those sensory connections being made at the end of a person’s life. Q&A with Jill McCorkle

I think that women have more trouble finding time, quiet, physical space, and psychic space for writing, but I think we all need it.

A Broom of One's OwnAK: Is Virginia Woolf’s classic, A Room of One’s Own important to you? Are there other classics with similar themes that you see as influences? NP: I certainly played off of the title A Room of One's Own - A Broom of One's Own. I think that women have more trouble finding time, quiet, physical space, and psychic space for writing, but I think we all need it. In my own life I have, as I've grown older, found it easier to get this for myself, probably because I recognize the importance of it more now than I did when I was younger, and because I am more willing to take it without apology. Interview with Nancy Peacock | Part 2

Nothing Gold Can StayRon Rash is one of our few literary writers who excels at multiple forms. In the past few years, he has published a novel, The Cove, a collection of short stories, Burning Bright, and a book of poetry, Waking— all to rave reviews. But the strength his 14th book, Nothing Gold Can Stay, suggests that he is a short-story writer at heart… Nothing Gold Can Stay

 

STARSSTARS Authors on tour:

What 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.

Authors traveling right now:

 

See the full list online here and find the authors touring in your area here

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Bookstore Gossip

Ed McCarter just couldn’t stay away from books. He and his wife, Miriam, will reopen Special Occasions on Tuesday after a two-year absence from the local bookstore scene. “I just needed something to do,” said McCarter. He even thought about getting a part-time job. “Finally, I just decided I would open back up and do what I’ve been doing,” he said. Local bookstore reopens

Spellbound Children’s Bookshop has launched a crowdfunding campaign on Indiegogo to fund its planned move and expansion. The campaign runs through May 15, 2013 with a funding goal of $18,500 to help cover costs associated with moving the bookstore into a larger space. Spellbound Children’s Bookshop seeks funding

The only thing that sells a book is word of mouth — the right recommending words coming out of readers’ mouths.

The only thing that sells a book is word of mouth — the right recommending words coming out of readers’ mouths. With so much content competing for a reader’s attention (a reader who can quickly become a viewer or a gamer or a late-night snacker/toker) most readers rely on a few trusted sources for recommendations. Diana Capriola at Little Shop of Stories in Decatur, Ga., has personally and repeatedly put my books into her customers’ hands. The Internet expands the way we read

Hub City Bookshop in Spartanburg, SC, will be collecting new and gently used books through the end of April for their “Great Kids Deserve Great Books” campaign to supply books to children in the District 7 school district with books for their summer reading programs. Donations  can be made at the store, and there is also a book drive page on Facebook, where updates on their progress are posted.  Last year the store collected more than 5,000 books for students at seven District 7 schools to take home for summer reading, and they hope to exceed that number this year. Some neighborhoods in Spartanburg average one age-appropriate book for every 300 children. Great kids deserve great books

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Lady Banks' {Book} Trailer Park:
David takes on Goliath


Ron Rash on why Indies matter

 

 

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Read This! Okra Picks and picks from the Indie Next List


Fabulous First Chapters! (click on a book to download)

A Long Day at the End of the World Calling Me Home by Julie Kibler The Lee Bros. Charleston Kitchen by Ted and Matt Lee Life After Life by Jill McCorkle The Next Time You See Me by Holly Goddard Jones Out of the Easy by Ruta Sepetys Wash by Margaret Wrinkle Wings of Glass by Gina Holmes

| Full set of Okra Picks here

Recommended Reading from Southern Booksellers:

More Staff Picks from Fiction Addiction

Before I Go to SleepBefore I Go to Sleep by S.J. Watson (Harper, paperback, $7.99) One of the most unusual and gripping psychological thrillers I have ever read. When Christine wakes up every morning, she remembers only what she does or is told during the day, but then after sleep, she starts all over again with no memories. We share Christine's confusion and her fears as she goes through a roller coaster of emotions reading her journal each day, not knowing what she's remembered or what she's imagined. She doesn't know who to believe or who to fear. We are carried right along for the ride by the brilliant writing and the vehicle that Watson has chosen to tell his story. -Recommended by Nancy, store volunteer

The Best ManThe Best Man by Kristan Higgins (HQN Books, paperback, $7.99)  The Best Man has a wonderful setting of family and small towns told in classic Higgins fashion. I enjoyed the story of family vineyards and siblings working together. Faith, the main character, is the youngest with no clear "place" in the family business. After being left at the altar, she has to find her own place and independence. Any fan of Robin Carr, Nora Roberts, or Lisa Kleypas will enjoy this book. -Recommended by Jackie, store volunteer

The OrchardistThe Orchardist by Amanda Coplin (Harper, paperback, $15.99)  The Orchardist's name is Talmadge and his orchard is located in the isolated Pacific Northwest at the turn of the twentieth century. Talmadge has never quite recovered from the disappearance of his sister, his last living relative, over twenty years ago, and so inevitably he decides to shelter the two young, troubled girls who appear at the orchard one day. This compelling, readable literary debut leaves much room for bookclub discussion.  -Recommended by Jill Hendrix, store owner

this book will leave readers debating the age-old question of free will versus destiny

Jepp Who Defied the StarsJepp, Who Defied the Stars by Katherine Marsh (Disney-Hyperion, hardcover, $16.99) Jepp, a dwarf in 16th century Europe, is tempted from his mother and home by the glitter of court, only to be forced to spring from a pie. When another dwarf in the queen's collection suffers a terrible fate, Jepp finds himself shipped to another unfamiliar place as punishment, a place where the lord of the castle surrounds himself with science and stars, and where Jepp must decide whether the stars determine his fate, or if he can live a life of his own choosing. Wonderfully written and full of rich historical detail, this book will leave readers debating the age-old question of free will versus destiny. -Recommended by Melissa Oates, store employee

 
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In This Issue

Special to the
Southern List

(Books that appear on the Southern list, but not the national list) Click on a book to purchase from a great indie bookstore!

Life After Life
The Aviator's Wife
The Art Forger
A Tale for the Time Being
Thomas Jefferson: The Art of Power
Barefoot Contessa Foolproof
Killing Kennedy
The Future
A Land More Kind Than Home
Spring Fever
The Silence of Bonaventure Arrow
The Gods of Gotham
Nothing to Lose, Everything to Gain
Revelations
Why Does the World Exist?
Lady Almina and the Real Downton Abbey
1984
Animal Farm
Twice Tempted
The Night Before Easter
God Gave Us Easter
Home for a Bunny
The Further Tale of Peter Rabbit
An Abundance of Katherines
Will Grayson, Will Grayson

 


Author Readings


Author at the Muse  (author appearance)
Milchman, Jenny
04/10/2013, 05:00 pm
Author Signing

Jody McAuliffe  (author appearance)
Jody McAuliffe
04/10/2013, 07:00 pm
Regulator Bookshop
durham, NC

Endangered Authors Tour  (author appearance)
Jacqueline West
04/10/2013, 05:30 pm
Page & Palette
Fairhope, AL

LAURA LEE SMITH, HEART OF PALM  (author appearance)
Laura Lee Smith
04/10/2013, 06:00 pm
Inkwood Books
Tampa, FL

Tema Merback -- In the Face of Evil   (author appearance)
Tema Merback
04/10/2013, 06:30 am
Books & Books Inc
Coral Gables, FL

Mark Okun -- A Short Jew in the Body of a Tall Wasp  (author appearance)
Mark Okun
04/10/2013, 06:00 pm
Books & Books Inc
Coral Gables, FL

IN CONVERSATION: Peter de Jonge & James Patterson  (author appearance)
Peter de Jonge
04/10/2013, 07:30 pm
Books & Books Inc
Coral Gables, FL

John Coggin -- Walkin' Lawton   (author appearance)
John Coggin
04/10/2013, 08:00 pm
Books & Books Inc
Coral Gables, FL

Lee Craig  (author appearance)
Lee Craig
04/11/2013, 07:30 pm
Quail Ridge Books & Music
Raleigh, NC

Brenda Marie Osbey - HISTORY AND OTHER POEMS  (author appearance)
Brenda Marie Osbey
04/11/2013, 06:00 pm
Octavia Books
New Orleans, LA

Elaine Neil Orr - A Different Sun: A Novel of Africa  (author appearance)
Elaine Neil Orr
04/11/2013, 07:00 pm
Park Road Books
Charlotte, NC

Tea Rex Day   (author appearance)
Molly Idle
04/11/2013, 11:00 am
The Fountainhead Bookstore
Hendersonville, NC

Ann B. Ross-Miss Julia Stirs Up Trouble talk/signing  (author appearance)
Ann B. Ross
04/11/2013, 07:00 pm
Eagle Eye Book Shop
Atlanta, GA

Read It & Eat with William Kent Krueger  (author appearance)
William Kent Krueger
04/11/2013, 12:00 pm
Page & Palette
Fairhope, AL

Author event with Jamie Quatro and Jessica Francis Kane  (author appearance)
Jamie Quatro
04/11/2013, 06:30 pm
Parnassus Books
Nashville, TN

Rabbi Edwin Goldberg -- Saying No and Letting Go  (author appearance)
Rabbi Edwin Goldberg
04/11/2013, 06:30 pm
Books & Books Inc
Coral Gables, FL

Laura Lee Smith -- Heart of Palm  (author appearance)
Laura Lee Smith
04/11/2013, 08:00 pm
Books & Books Inc
Coral Gables, FL

Read It & Eat with William Kent Krueger  (author appearance)
William Kent Krueger
04/11/2013, 12:00 pm
Page & Palette
Fairhope, AL

Local Author Night  (author appearance)
Lucien O'Kelley
04/11/2013, 06:00 pm
The Bookstore in the Grove
Coconut Grove, FL

Okra Pick!Kim Boykin signs The Wisdom of Hair  (author appearance)
Kim Boykin
04/11/2013, 05:00 pm
Books on Broad
Camden, SC

Monica Wesolowska  (author appearance)
Monica Wesolowska
04/11/2013, 07:00 pm
Regulator Bookshop
durham, NC

William Kent Krueger  (author appearance)
William Kent Krueger
04/12/2013, 07:30 pm
Quail Ridge Books & Music
Raleigh, NC

Okra Pick!Read It & Eat with Jill McCorkle  (author appearance)
Jill McCorkle
04/12/2013, 12:00 pm
Page & Palette
Fairhope, AL

ROD DREHER  (author appearance)
Rod Dreher
04/12/2013, 07:00 pm
Malaprop's Bookstore/Cafe
Asheville, NC

Amy Stewart -- The Drunken Botanist  (author appearance)
Amy Stewart
04/12/2013, 08:00 pm
Books & Books Inc
Coral Gables, FL

The Energy Thief- Clay Howard  (author appearance)
Clay Howard
04/12/2013, 06:00 pm
Barnhill's
Winston-Salem, NC

Mike Greenberg  (author appearance)
Mike Greenberg
04/13/2013, 09:00 am
Quail Ridge Books & Music
Raleigh, NC

Jenny Brown- The Lucky Ones: My Passionate Fight for Farm Animals  (author appearance)
Jenny Brown
04/13/2013, 04:30 pm
Quail Ridge Books & Music
Raleigh, NC

Cecily White: Prophecy Girl  (author appearance)
Cecily White
04/13/2013, 01:00 pm
Garden District Book Shop
New Orleans, LA

Daniel Anthony Hartis - Charlotte Beer: A History of Brewing in the Queen City  (author appearance)
Daniel Anthony Hartis
04/13/2013, 02:00 pm
Park Road Books
Charlotte, NC

Meet Rod Dreher   (author appearance)
Rod Dreher
04/13/2013, 02:00 pm
Eagle Eye Book Shop
Atlanta, GA

Second Saturday with  (author appearance)
Ashton Lee
04/13/2013, 06:00 pm
Turning Pages Books & More
Natchez, MS

DALE NEAL PRESENTS NEW NOVEL: HALF LIFE OF HOME  (author appearance)
Dale Neal
04/13/2013, 07:00 pm
Malaprop's Bookstore/Cafe
Asheville, NC

Special Poetry Event with Will Schutt and Joshua Robbins  (author appearance)
Will Schutt
04/13/2013, 02:00 pm
Parnassus Books
Nashville, TN

Martha Saconchik-Pytel -- Baker's Haulover  (author appearance)
Martha Saconchik-Pytel
04/13/2013, 02:00 pm
Books & Books Inc
Coral Gables, FL

Deena Hoagland -- Breaths That Count   (author appearance)
Deena Hoagland
04/13/2013, 05:00 pm
Books & Books Inc
Coral Gables, FL

Henriette Lazaridis Power -- The Clover House  (author appearance)
Henriette Lazaridis Power
04/13/2013, 07:00 pm
Books & Books Inc
Coral Gables, FL

Yolanda Johnson-Bryant- Circumstances  (author appearance)
Yolanda Johnson-Bryant
04/13/2013, 02:00 pm
Barnhill's
Winston-Salem, NC

Book Your Lunch With William Kent Krueger  (author appearance)
William Kent Krueger
04/13/2013, 12:00 pm
Fiction Addiction
Greenville, SC

Donald McCaig  (author appearance)
Donald McCaig
04/14/2013, 03:00 pm
Quail Ridge Books & Music
Raleigh, NC

JJ Cook - That Old Flame of Mine  (author appearance)
J. J. Cook
04/14/2013, 02:00 pm
Park Road Books
Charlotte, NC

Lisa Scottoline signs Don't Go  (author appearance)
Lisa Scottoline
04/14/2013, 02:00 pm
Eagle Eye Book Shop
Atlanta, GA

Andrew Gross- No Way Back  (author appearance)
Andrew Gross
04/14/2013, 07:00 pm
The Book Mark

Asheville poet Keith Flynn's latest collection Colony Collapse Disorder  (author appearance)
Keith Flynn
04/14/2013, 02:00 pm
Union Avenue Books
Knoxville, TN

Jennifer Kronenberg -- So, You Want to be a Ballet Dancer   (author appearance)
Jennifer Kronenberg
04/14/2013, 06:00 pm
Books & Books Inc
Coral Gables, FL

Rod Dehrer and THE LITTLE WAY OF RUTHIE LEMING  (author appearance)
Rod Dreher
04/14/2013, 04:00 pm
Avid Bookshop
Athens, GA

Judy Lessler discusses Food for the Mind - Food for the Body  (author appearance)
Judy Lessler
04/15/2013, 07:30 pm
Quail Ridge Books & Music
Raleigh, NC

William Kent Krueger: Ordinary Grace  (author appearance)
William Kent Krueger
04/15/2013, 05:30 pm
Garden District Book Shop
New Orleans, LA

Okra Pick!Matt & Ted Lee - Lee Bros. Charleston Kitchen  (author appearance)
Matt and Ted Lee
04/15/2013, 04:00 pm
Alabama Booksmith
Birmingham, AL

Philip Gura: Truth’s Ragged Edge: The Rise of the American Novel  (author appearance)
Philip Gura
04/15/2013, 07:00 pm
Flyleaf Books
Chapel Hill, NC

Okra Pick!Jill McCorkle Book Signing  (author appearance)
Jill McCorkle
04/15/2013, 05:00 pm
That Bookstore in Blytheville
Blytheville, AR

Stuart Woods  (author appearance)
Stuart Woods
04/15/2013, 06:00 pm
Page & Palette
Fairhope, AL

Ken Treister -- Maya Architecture  (author appearance)
Kenneth Treister
04/15/2013, 08:00 pm
Books & Books Inc
Coral Gables, FL

Okra Pick!Author event with Jill McCorkle  (author appearance)
Jill McCorkle
04/16/2013, 06:30 pm
Parnassus Books
Nashville, TN

Barbara Olschner -- The Reluctant Republican  (author appearance)
Barbara Olschner
04/16/2013, 06:30 pm
Books & Books Inc
Coral Gables, FL

Danny Bernstein- Mountains-to-Sea Trail  (author appearance)
Danny Bernstein
04/17/2013, 04:00 pm
The Fountainhead Bookstore
Hendersonville, NC

Sarah Dessen -- What Happened to Goodbye   (author appearance)
Sarah Dessen
04/17/2013, 07:00 pm
Books & Books Inc
Coral Gables, FL

Beth Dunlop -- The Tropical Cottage  (author appearance)
Beth Dunlop
04/17/2013, 08:00 pm
Books & Books Inc
Coral Gables, FL

Norman Hadler  (author appearance)
Norman Hadler
04/17/2013, 07:00 pm
Regulator Bookshop
durham, NC

Chef Todd Gray and Ellen Kassoff-Gray  (author appearance)
Chef Todd Gray and Ellen Kassoff-Gray
04/17/2013, 05:00 pm
Undercover Books & Gifts
Christiansted, VI

Dave Liniger -- My Next Step   (author appearance)
Dave Liniger
04/18/2013, 06:30 pm
Books & Books Inc
Coral Gables, FL

Doreen Carvajal -- The Forgetting River   (author appearance)
Doreen Carvajal
04/18/2013, 08:00 pm
Books & Books Inc
Coral Gables, FL

Coffee with the Poet Featuring Janice Hornburg  (author appearance)
Janice Hornburg
04/18/2013, 10:30 pm
City Lights Bookstore
Sylva, NC

Read It & Eat with Rod Dreher  (author appearance)
Rod Dreher
04/18/2013, 12:00 pm
Page & Palette
Fairhope, AL

Katie Gardenia - A Bubble Moment  (author appearance)
Katie Gardenia
04/18/2013, 11:00 am
Sanibel Island Bookshop
Sanibel, FL

Elaine Neil Orr  (author appearance)
Elaine Neil Orr
04/18/2013, 07:00 pm
Regulator Bookshop
durham, NC

Thane Rosenbaum -- Payback: The Case for Revenge  (author appearance)
Thane Rosenbaum
04/19/2013, 08:00 pm
Books & Books Inc
Coral Gables, FL

Dale Neal to Read From His New Novel The Half-Life of Home  (author appearance)
Dale Neal
04/19/2013, 07:00 pm
City Lights Bookstore
Sylva, NC

Author at the Muse  (author appearance)
lewis, s. r.
04/20/2013, 02:00 pm
Author Talk and Signing

Ken Burger Book Signing  (author appearance)
Ken Burger
04/20/2013, 01:00 pm
Fiction Addiction
Greenville, SC

Bear is Broken-Lachlan Smith  (author appearance)
Lachlan Smith
04/20/2013, 12:00 pm
Little Professor Book Center
Homewood, AL

Debbie Byrd with Lily & Grace: Friends To the Rescue  (author appearance)
Debbie Byrd
04/20/2013, 11:00 am
Yawn's Books & More
Canton, GA

Edith McClintock -- Monkey Love and Murder  (author appearance)
Edith McClintock
04/20/2013, 07:00 pm
Books & Books Inc
Coral Gables, FL

Author at The Muse  (author appearance)
S. R. Lewis
04/20/2013, 02:00 pm
Author Signing

Miss Miniver's Secret Garden Birthday Party  (author appearance)
Burnett Frances Hodgson
04/20/2013, 12:01 pm
Horton's Books & Gifts
Carrollton, GA

Book Your Lunch With Therese Fowler  (author appearance)
Therese Fowler
04/23/2013, 12:00 pm
Fiction Addiction
Greenville, SC

Okra Pick!Jill McCorkle  (author appearance)
Jill McCorkle
04/23/2013, 07:00 pm
Regulator Bookshop
durham, NC

Aaron White  (author appearance)
Aaron White
04/24/2013, 07:00 pm
Regulator Bookshop
durham, NC

S. R. Lewis Will be Signing Falling Into Place  (author appearance)
S. R. Lewis
04/26/2013, 11:00 am
Sanibel Island Bookshop
Sanibel, FL

Author Reading: Natalie Goldberg  (author appearance)
Natalie Goldberg
04/26/2013, 06:00 pm
Avid Bookshop
Athens, GA

Susan Reynolds and Katherine Gettys  (author appearance)
Susan D. Reynolds
04/27/2013, 10:30 pm
Burry Bookstore
Hartsville, SC

Book Your Lunch With Denise Kiernan  (author appearance)
Denise Kiernan
05/10/2013, 12:00 pm
Fiction Addiction
Greenville, SC

Sallie Bissell author of Music of Ghosts  (author appearance)
Sallie Bissell
05/13/2013, 06:00 pm
Union Avenue Books
Knoxville, TN

Book Your Lunch with Ann B. Ross (Tickets required)  (author appearance)
Ann B Ross
05/16/2013, 12:00 pm
Fiction Addiction
Greenville, SC

David Sedaris  (author appearance)
David Sedaris
06/07/2013, 07:30 pm
Quail Ridge Books & Music
Raleigh, NC


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