{On the advantages of not being able to remember the title}

In which Ms. Lee Smith does not live at the Burwell School, Mr. Charles McNair reconstructs the Manhattan skyline out of the books in his office, and Mr. Wiley Cash prefers that his novels have titles no one can remember.

March 30, 2014

Dear readers,

Okra PicksWhat to read next? And then after that? And after that?
Well, just in case you are at a loss, the Spring Okra Picks have just been selected by southern indie booksellers--a group of people who would be in a position to know exactly what you should read next:

The 2014 Spring Okra Picks

Salvage  by Alexandra Duncan
9780062220141 | Greenwillow Books | 04/01/2014

Under Magnolia: A Southern Memoir by Frances Mayes
9780307885913 | Crown Publishing Group | 04/01/2014

The Whiskey Baron by  Jon Sealy              
9781891885747 | Hub City Press |  04/01/2014

Miss Julia's Marvelous Makeover by Ann B. Ross
9780670026111 | Viking Books | 04/08/2014

Popular: Vintage Wisdom for a Modern Geek  by Maya Van Wagenen
9780525426813 |  Dutton Books | 04/15/2014

Natchez Burning by Greg Iles
9780062311078 | William Morrow & Company | 04/29/2014

The Same Sweet Girl's' Guide to Life: Advice from a Failed Southern Belle by Cassandra King
9781940210032 | Maiden Lane Press | 05/01/2014

A Bird on Water Street by Elizabeth O. Dulemba
9781939775054 | Little Pickle Press | 05/07/2014

Between Wrecks  by George Singleton
9781938103797 | Dzanc Books   | 05/13/2014

A Southern Girl by John Warley
9781611173918 | Story River Books | 05/15/2014

A Long Time Gone by Karen White
9780451240460 | New American Library | 06/03/2014

The Inevitable City: The Resurgence of New Orleans and the Future of Urban America by Scott Cowen
9781137278869 | Palgrave MacMillan | 06/10/2014

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

There is more information about the Okra Picks, along with links to first chapters for download, at okrapicks.com.

Read independently. And shop local.

her ladyship, the editor

Lady Banks' Pick of the Week

Lady Banks' Commonplace Book

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

Under MagnoliaFather among the doves

An early memory of my father: He opens his buff hunting coat, and in all the small interior pockets, doves’ heads droop. He and his friends Bascom and Royce break out the bourbon. From my room in the back of the house, right off the kitchen, I see through the keyhole (keyholes are a large part of childhood) the doves he’s killed piled on the counter, and someone’s hand cleaning a shotgun barrel with a dishrag. The terrible plop-ploop sound of feathers being plucked makes me bury my face under the pillow. When his friends go, my father stays at the table with his tumbler of bourbon. I’m reading with a flashlight under the covers. My specialty is orphans on islands where houses have trapdoors into secret passageways that lead to the sea. Rowboats, menace, treasure, and no parents in the story. As the water darkens and danger grows, I hear my father talking to himself. When I quietly crack the door, I see his head in his hands, his bloodstained coat hung on a hook. Very late, he hits the wall with his fist, and says over and over, “Beastly, Christly, beastly, Christly.” I put the palm of my hand over the spot where he is pounding with his fist and feel the vibration all the way up my arm. I press my nose to the window screen and look out at the still backyard.

--Frances Mayes, Under Magnolia (Crown, 2014) 9780307885913

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Book & Author Gossip

Lee Smith at home

Turn into the driveway of Lee Smith’s grand old home in this historic town and amid the trees and shrubs, the ancient carriage house, and the one-time summer kitchen (where she often writes), you take note of a small sign staked in the yard.  This is not the Burwell School. At the home of a master storyteller such as Smith, even a yard sign has a good story.

William Faulkner Scenic Byway

Tourism officials in New Albany and Oxford are proposing the state highway between the two cities as the William Faulkner Scenic Byway.  Mississippi Highway 30 joins New Albany, the city of the Nobel Prize-winning author's birth, with Oxford, where he spent most of his life. The road offers long Hill Country vistas, connects tiny crossroads communities and traverses farmlands and woodlands familiar to his readers.

Five Days at MemorialSheri Fink wins Ridenhour Book Prize

Sheri Fink's riveting account of a New Orleans tragedy has won the 2014 Ridenhour Book Prize — one of the biggest awards in American journalism.  "Five Days at Memorial: Life and Death in a Storm-Ravaged Hospital" details events at Memorial Medical Center when flood waters from federal levee failures inundated the facility in the wake of Hurricane Katrina. The book also traces the legal fallout from charges that some patients were euthanized during the crisis.


Whiskey BaronOkra Pick!Book Review: The Whiskey Baron

“The Whiskey Baron” reads a little like what you’d get if Cormac McCarthy and William Faulkner co-wrote the HBO series “Boardwalk Empire” while on an especially inspired, existentially tinged bender. In place of Tommy guns and pin-striped suits, Sealy offers steely-eyed country boys with .38s and tired cotton-mill workers enjoying a little moonshine in their overalls while knowing, all along, that there’s little they can do to change their fate or alter the human species’ inevitable downward course.


Charles McNair on Book Reviewing for Paste

For eight years, I have been the books editor there. For a man who loves books and loves writers, it’s a blessing and a curse. Every day at my home office, I receive four or five books from publishing houses or writers who have worked for years on these works and have high hopes for them. And so I’m looking around in my office right now at this Manhattan landscape of books to be considered for review.

This Dark Road to MercyOkra Pick!On book titles no one can remember

“I like to have titles that no one can remember,” joked Wiley Cash, chatting with the audience Monday night (March 17) at Prologue, the StarNews/WHQR book club.  In fact, there’s a certain style to Cash’s titles. His first novel, published last year, was “A Land More Kind Than Home.” His latest, which came out in January, is “This Dark Road to Mercy.”  But there’s a method here. Cash pulled his first title from a quote by one of his favorite authors, Thomas Wolfe, in “You Can’t Go Home Again.” The second came from a remark by Carson McCullers in “The Ballad of the Sad Cafe,” about two orphans being left “to the mercy of the town.”

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STARS Authors: Meet Dee Phelps

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.

Dee Phelps

Dee PhelpsDEE PHELPS is an alumnus of The University of Pittsburgh and Wharton School of Nursing. Her family passed down, through generations, tales of life on a Lowcountry cotton and indigo plantation, once owning a Plantation near Beaufort, South Carolina. From those fascinating and sometimes harrowing stories, Dee wrote The Disappointment Room. She is the author of the children’s book, The Flower in the Thickets written under the pen name, Marcella Miller, has written numerous International travel articles for National magazines and was a surgical nurse for over twenty five years. She lives in Beaufort, South Carolina near her three grown sons and five grandchildren.

Request Dee for a book club or event

Dee's Profile Page on STARS

The Disappointment RoomThe Disappointment Room

The past collides with the present in this exciting tale that begins in 1844 on Coffin Point Plantation, Beaufort, South Carolina. Beginning with Charles Knight, locked away in a Disappointment Room, with only Munday, his black nanny, and Helen, her daughter for companions, the Knight family sage is set in motion. THE DISAPPOINTMENT ROOM is a gripping story of human bondage and the relentless search for freedom, freedom from the ghosts, secrets, terrors, and atrocities of the past. But the past keeps coming back. A fast-paced, exciting read infused with the Gullah culture, voodoo, slavery, and the politics of the antebellum and contemporary South.

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

My Humongous HampsterWhat’s hot at BBGB Tales for Kids

A new picture book we really love handselling is My Humongous Hamster by Lorna Freytag. It has photos of a pet hamster with a huge appetite who grows and grows, while everything around him remains little. The notion of something that is supposed to be little turning out to be big seems to appeal to everyone. It’s a book that is good for both boys and girls, and we’ve had a number of parents and grandparents buy it to read aloud in classrooms.

Bestsellers at Parnassus Books

1. "Wild Tales" by Graham Nash
2. "This Is the Story of a Happy Marriage" by Ann Patchett
3. "We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves" by Karen Joy Fowler
4. "Cry of the Sea" by D.G. Driver
5. "Small Moments" by Mary M. Barrow
6. "In the Water They Can't See You Cry" by Amanda Beard, Rebecca Paley
7. "The Goldfinch" by Donna Tartt
8. "Everything I Need To Know I Learned From a Little Golden Book" by Diane E. Muldrow
9. "Where'd You Go, Bernadette" by Maria Semple
10. "Steal Like an Artist" by Austin Kleon

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Read This! Okra Picks & Recommended Reading from Southern Booksellers

Okra Picks

From the Okra Picks

Under Magnolia: A Southern Memoir
By Frances Mayes

read the first chapter!

Under MagnoliiaA lyrical and evocative memoir from Frances Mayes, the Bard of Tuscany, about coming of age in the Deep South and the region's powerful influence on her life.

The author of three beloved books about her life in Italy, including "Under the Tuscan Sun" and "Every Day in Tuscany," Frances Mayes revisits the turning points that defined her early years in Fitzgerald, Georgia. With her signature style and grace, Mayes explores the power of landscape, the idea of home, and the lasting force of a chaotic and loving family. 

From her years as a spirited, secretive child, through her university studies--a period of exquisite freedom that imbued her with a profound appreciation of friendship and a love of travel--to her escape to a new life in California, Mayes exuberantly recreates the intense relationships of her past, recounting the bitter and sweet stories of her complicated family: her beautiful yet fragile mother, Frankye; her unpredictable father, Garbert; Daddy Jack, whose life Garbert saved; grandmother Mother Mayes; and the family maid, Frances's confidant Willie Bell. 

"Under Magnolia" is a searingly honest, humorous, and moving ode to family and place, and a thoughtful meditation on the ways they define us, or cause us to define ourselves. With acute sensory language, Mayes relishes the sweetness of the South, the smells and tastes at her family table, the fragrance of her hometown trees, and writes an unforgettable story of a girl whose perspicacity and dawning self-knowledge lead her out of the South and into the rest of the world, and then to a profound return home.

More Okra Picks!

Read This! Recommendations from Southern Indie Booksellers

Children's Books from the 2014 SIBA Book Award Long List:

Darwen Arkwright and the School of Shadows
A.J. Hartley
Razorbill 9781595145437

The Girl From Felony Bay
J E Thompson
Walden Pond Press 9780062104465

Little Red Writing
Joan Holub
Chronicle 9780811878692

Mama Harris' Fried Pie Army 
Richard Mandell
T. Eliot Press 9780979483615

The Mischievians 
William Joyce
Atheneum Books for Young Readers 9781442473478

My Cold Plum Lemon Pie Bluesy Mood
Tameka Fryer Brown
Penguin 9780670012855

Vince Vawter
Delacorte Books for Young Readers 9780385742443

Pete the Cat and His Magic Sunglasses

James Dean
HarperCollins 9780062275561

Darwen Arkwright and the School of Shadows The Girl from Felony Bay Little Red Writing Mama Harris' Fried Pie Army Mischievians My coldPllum Lemon Pie Bluesy Mood Paperboy Pete the Cat and His Magic Sunglasses

More recommended reading from southern bookstores

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Southern Indie Bestsellers

For the week ending March23, 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

3. Missing You
Harlan Coben, Dutton, $27.95, 9780525953494
4. The Husband's Secret
Liane Moriarty, Amy Einhorn Books, $25.95, 9780399159343
5. The Storied Life of A. J. Fikry
Gabrielle Zevin, Algonquin, $24.95, 9781616203214
6. Bone Deep
Randy Wayne White, Putnam Adult, $26.95, 9780399158131
7. The Martian
Andy Weir, Crown, $24, 9780804139021
8. The Museum of Extraordinary Things
Alice Hoffman, Scribner, $27.99, 9781451693560
9. Be Careful What You Wish for
Jeffrey Archer, St. Martin's, $27.99, 9781250034489
10. The Accident
Chris Pavone, Crown, $26, 9780385348454
11. Raising Steam
Terry Pratchett, Doubleday, $26.95, 9780385538268
12. Still Life With Bread Crumbs
Anna Quindlen, Random House, $26, 9781400065752
13. Words of Radiance
Brandon Sanderson, Tor, $28.99, 9780765326362
okra14. This Dark Road to Mercy
Wiley Cash, Morrow, $25.99, 9780062088253

15. Shotgun Lovesongs
Nickolas Butler, Thomas Dunne Books, $25.99, 9781250039811


1. Everything I Need to Know I Learned From a Little Golden Book
Diane Muldrow, Golden Books, $9.99, 9780307977618
2. I Am Malala
Malala Yousafzai, Little Brown, $26, 9780316322409
3. The Promise of a Pencil: How an Ordinary Person Can Create Extraordinary Change
Adam Braun, Scribner, $25, 9781476730622
4. Uganda Be Kidding Me
Chelsea Handler, Grand Central, $27, 9781455599738
5. You Can Date Boys When You're Forty
Dave Barry, Putnam, $26.95, 9780399165948
6. The Sixth Extinction
Elizabeth Kolbert, Holt, $28, 9780805092998
7. The Boys in the Boat
Daniel James Brown, Viking, $28.95, 9780670025817
8. David and Goliath
Malcolm Gladwell, Little Brown, $29, 9780316204361
9. The Blood Sugar Solution 10-Day Detox Diet
Mark Hyman, Little Brown, $28, 9780316230025
10. The Future of the Mind
Michio Kaku, Doubleday, $28.95, 9780385530828
11. House of Outrageous Fortune
Michael Gross, Atria, $28, 9781451666199
12. Things That Matter
Charles Krauthammer, Crown Forum, $28, 9780385349178
13. George Washington's Secret Six
Brian Kilmeade, Don Yaeger, Sentinel, $27.95, 9781595231031 14. Grain Brain David Perlmutter, Little Brown, $27, 9780316234801
15. Killing Jesus
Bill O'Reilly, Martin Dugard, Holt, $28, 9780805098549


1. Where'd You Go, Bernadette
Maria Semple, Back Bay, $14.99, 9780316204262
2. Americanah Chimamanda
Ngozi Adichie, Anchor, $15.95, 9780307455925
3. Life After Life
Kate Atkinson, Back Bay, $18, 9780316176491
4. Me Before You
Jojo Moyes, Penguin, $16, 9780143124542
5. The Secret History
Donna Tartt, Vintage, $16, 9781400031702
6. Cockroaches
Jo Nesbo, Vintage, $14.95, 9780345807151
7. Orphan Train
Christina Baker Kline, Morrow, $14.99, 9780061950728
8. A Well-Tempered Heart
Jan-Philipp Sendker, Other Press, $15.95, 9781590516409
9. The Aviator's Wife
Melanie Benjamin, Bantam, $15, 9780345528681
10. The Art of Hearing Heartbeats
Jan-Philipp Sendker, Other Press, $15.95, 9781590514634
11. The Art Forger
B.A. Shapiro, Algonquin, $14.95, 9781616203160
12. The Light Between Oceans
M.L. Stedman, Scribner, $16, 9781451681758
13. The Great Gatsby
F.Scott Fitzgerald, Scribner, $15, 9781451689433
14. The Round House
Louise Erdrich, Harper Perennial, $15.99, 9780062065254
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Therese Anne Fowler, St. Martin's Griffin, $15.99, 9781250028662


1. The Monuments Men
Robert M. Edsel, Back Bay, $17, 9780316240055
2. The Girls of Atomic City
Denise Kiernan, Touchstone, $16, 9781451617535
3. The Silver Lining: A Supportive and Insightful Guide to Breast Cancer
Hollye Jacobs, Elizabeth Messina, Atria, $29.99, 9781476743714
4. 12 Years a Slave
Solomon Northup, Penguin, $16, 9780143125419
5. Show Your Work!
Austin Kleon, Workman, $11.95, 9780761178972
6. Orange Is the New Black
Piper Kerman, Spiegel & Grau, $16, 9780812986181
7. Wild
Cheryl Strayed, Vintage, $15.95, 9780307476074
8. Philomena
Martin Sixsmith, Penguin, $16, 9780143124726
9. Gift From the Sea
Anne Morrow Lindbergh, Pantheon, $9.95, 9780679732419
10. Quiet
Susan Cain, Broadway, $16, 9780307352156
11. Proof of Heaven
Eben Alexander, M.D., S&S, $15.99, 9781451695199
12. Detroit: An American Autopsy
Charlie LeDuff, Penguin, $17, 9780143124467
13. The Wolf of Wall Street
Jordan Belfort, Bantam, $16, 9780345549334
14. Hiking North Carolina's National Forests
Johnny Molloy, University of North Carolina Press, $22, 9781469611679
15. Lone Survivor
Marcus Luttrell, Back Bay, $17, 9780316324106


1. A Dance With Dragons
George R.R. Martin, Bantam, $9.99, 9780553582017
2. Six Years
Harlan Coben, Signet, $9.99, 9780451414113
3. To Kill a Mockingbird
Harper Lee, Grand Central, $7.99, 9780446310789
4. A Game of Thrones
George R.R. Martin, Bantam, $9.99, 9780553593716
5. The Diary of a Young Girl
Anne Frank, Bantam, $7.99, 9780553577129
6. 1984
George Orwell, Signet, $9.99, 9780451524935
7. The English Girl
Daniel Silva, Harper, $9.99, 9780062073181
8. Slaughterhouse-Five
Kurt Vonnegut, Laurel Leaf, $7.99, 9780440180296
9. Lord of the Flies
William Golding, Berkley, $9.99, 9780399501487
10. A Storm of Swords
George R.R. Martin, Bantam, $9.99, 9780345543981


1. Goodnight Moon
Margaret Wise Brown, Clement Hurd (Illus.), Harper, $8.99, 9780694003617
2. Pete the Cat: Big Easter Adventure
Kimberly Dean, James Dean, Harper, $9.99, 9780062198679
3. The Day the Crayons Quit
Drew Daywalt, Oliver Jeffers (Illus.), Philomel, $17.99, 9780399255373
4. Frozen
Victoria Saxon, Grace Lee (Illus.), Random House/Disney, $3.99, 9780736430517
5. Pat the Bunny
Dorothy Kunhardt, Golden, $9.99, 9780307120007
6. God Gave Us Easter
Lisa Tawn Bergren, Laura J. Bryant (Illus.), Waterbrook Press, $10.99, 9780307730725
7. On the Night You Were Born
Nancy Tillman, Feiwel & Friends, $7.99, 9780312601553
8. Locomotive
Brian Floca, Atheneum, $17.99, 9781416994152
9. Barnyard Dance!
Sandra Boynton, Workman, $6.95, 9781563054426
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. Rush Revere and the First Patriots
Rush Limbaugh, Threshold Editions, $19.99, 9781476755885
4. Flora and Ulysses: The Illuminated Adventures
Kate DiCamillo, K.G. Campbell (Illus.), Candlewick, $17.99, 9780763660406
5. Three Times Lucky
Sheila Turnage, Puffin, $7.99, 9780142426050
6. An Abundance of Katherines
John Green, Speak, $9.99, 9780142410707
7. Wonder
R.J. Palacio, Knopf, $15.99, 9780375869020
8. Looking for Alaska
John Green, Speak, $9.99, 9780142402511
9. Because of Winn-Dixie
Kate DiCamillo, Candlewick, $6.99, 9780763644321
10. Paper Towns
John Green, Speak, $9.99, 9780142414934


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. Big Nate: In the Zone
Lincoln Peirce, Harper, $13.99, 9780061996658
5. Mockingjay (The Final Book of the Hunger Games)
Suzanne Collins, Scholastic, $12.99, 9780545663267
6. Hollow City (The Second Novel of Miss Peregrine's Peculiar Children)
Ransom Riggs, Quirk, $17.99, 9781594746123
7. Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children
Ransom Riggs, Quirk, $10.99, 9781594746031
8. Timmy Failure: Now Look What You've Done
Stephan Pastis, Candlewick, $14.99, 9780763660512
9. Princess Labelmaker to the Rescue! (An Origami Yoda Book)
Tom Angleberger, Amulet, $13.95, 9781419710520
10. Timmy Failure: Mistakes Were Made
Stephan Pastis, Candlewick, $14.99, 9780763660505

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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.

Be Careful What You Wish for
Bone Deep
The Accident
Words of Radiance
This Dark Road to Mercy
The Promise of a Pencil: How an Ordinary Person Can Create Extraordinary Change
House of Outrageous Fortune
Things That Matter
George Washington's Secret Six
Jesus Calling
The Secret History
Life After Life
A Well-Tempered Heart
The Aviator's Wife
The Art of Hearing Heartbeats
The Art Forger
The Round House
The Silver Lining: A Supportive and Insightful Guide to Breast Cancer
Gift From the Sea
The Wolf of Wall Street
The Diary of a Young Girl
Lord of the Flies
A Storm of Swords
God Gave Us Easter
Because of Winn-Dixie


Events at Southen Indie Bookstores 

Michael Reppas - Ateni Samjak  (author appearance)
Michael Reppas
04/05/2014, 04:00 pm
Books & Books Inc.

Poetry in the Park: Robert Hass & Nikky Finney  (other event)
Robert Hass
04/05/2014, 05:00 pm
Books & Books Inc.

Mee the Author: John Sauls  (author appearance)
Sauls, John
04/05/2014, 11:00 am
Page After Page Bookstore

PHIL MADEIRA - GOD ON THE ROCKS // book talk, music, whiskey tasting  (author appearance)
Phil Madeira
04/05/2014, 05:00 pm
Inkwood Books
Tampa, FL

TANIA ORTEGA-COWAN presents Fire Rescue: My Adventure with Indian River County Rescue  (author appearance)
Tania Ortega-Cowan
04/05/2014, 11:00 am
Vero Beach Book Center
Vero Beach, FL

Mohanalakshmi Rajakumar  (author appearance)
Mohanalakshmi Rajakumar
04/05/2014, 06:30 pm
Avid Bookshop
Athens, GA

Jane Scott Hodges: Linens: For Every Room and Occasion  (author appearance)
Jane Scott Hodges
04/05/2014, 01:00 pm
Garden District Book Shop
New Orleans, LA

Jane Nickerson signs THE MIRK AND MIDNIGHT HOUR  (author appearance)
Jane Nickerson
04/05/2014, 11:00 am
Square Books
Oxford, MS

Larry Thomas discusses The Lady Who Shot Lee Morgan  (author appearance)
Larry Thomas
04/05/2014, 02:00 pm
Flyleaf Books
Chapel Hill, NC

Meet the Author: John Sauls  (author appearance)
John Sauls
04/05/2014, 11:00 am
Page After Page
Elizabeth City, NC

Author event: Dr. Ron Williamson - Dr Ron Speaks: The Journey Begins  (author appearance)
Ronald Williamson
04/05/2014, 11:00 am
Park Road Books
Charlotte, NC

Chelsea Handler  (author appearance)
Chelsea Handler
04/05/2014, 02:00 pm
Quail Ridge Books & Music
Raleigh, NC

Virginia is for Mysteries -Book Signing  (author appearance)
Smita Harish Jain
04/05/2014, 01:00 pm
Prince Books
Norfolk, VA

Emma Donoghue - Frog Music  (author appearance)
Emma Donoghue
04/06/2014, 04:00 pm
Books & Books Inc.

Michael Thompson  (author appearance)
Michael Thompson
04/06/2014, 05:00 pm
Page & Palette
Fairhope, AL

Open Mic Night!  (other event)
04/06/2014, 06:30 pm
Inkwood Books
Tampa, FL

POETRIO PLUS  (other event)
04/06/2014, 03:00 pm
Malaprop's Bookstore/Cafe
Asheville, NC

Sundry Poets  (other event)
Quail Ridge Books & Music
Raleigh, NC

ShalomFest '14: Upstate SC Jewish Festival  (author appearance)
Scott Reich
04/06/2014, 10:30 am
Fiction Addiction
Greenville, SC

Author event with Gennifer Choldenko, Curtis Jobling, C. Alexander London, and Jacqueline West  (author appearance)
Ginnifer Choldenko
04/06/2014, 02:00 pm
Parnassus Books
Nashville, TN

A Night in the Spotlight for Local Authors - Part 2  (other event)
04/07/2014, 05:30 pm
Copperfish Books

RODY JOHNSON presents Chasing the Wind: Inside the Alternative Energy Battle  (author appearance)
Rody Johnson
04/07/2014, 06:00 pm
Vero Beach Book Center
Vero Beach, FL

Kevin Young Book Signing  (author appearance)
Kevin Young
04/07/2014, 07:00 pm
A Cappella Books
Atlanta, GA

Tobias Wolff signs at Square Books  (author appearance)
Tobias Wolff
04/07/2014, 06:00 pm
Square Books
Oxford, MS

Dane Huckelbridge signs BOURBON  (author appearance)
Dane Huckelbridge
04/07/2014, 06:00 pm
Square Books
Oxford, MS

Bridging Differences Book Cub  (book club)
04/07/2014, 07:00 pm
Malaprop's Bookstore/Cafe
Asheville, NC

okraAnn B. Ross  (author appearance)
Ann B. Ross
04/08/2014, 05:00 pm
Fountainhead Bookstore

Dave Barry-You Can Date Boys When You're Forty book signing  (author appearance)
Dave Barry
04/08/2014, 05:30 pm
Murder on the Beach Mystery Bookstore
Delray Beach, FL

April Book Club  (book club)
04/08/2014, 06:30 pm
Oxford Exchange
Tampa, FL

okraLaunch for Miss Julia's Marvelous Makeover  (author appearance)
Ann B. Ross
04/08/2014, 05:00 pm
Jasper, GA

Kristie Macrakis Book Signing  (author appearance)
Kristie Macrakis
04/08/2014, 07:00 pm
A Cappella Books
Atlanta, GA

Dreaming Me: Black, Baptist and Buddhist with Jan Willis  (author appearance)
Jan Willis
04/08/2014, 07:30 pm
Charis Books & More
Atlanta, GA

Ridley Pearson, Kingdom Keepers  (author appearance)
Ridley Pearson
04/08/2014, 04:30 pm
FoxTale Book Shoppe
Woodstock, GA

Bourbon: A History of the American Spirit by Dane Huckelbridge  (author appearance)
Dane Huckelbridge
04/08/2014, 05:00 pm
Lemuria Books

Robin O'Bryant signs KETCHUP IS A VEGETABLE  (author appearance)
Robin O'Bryant
04/08/2014, 05:00 pm
Square Books
Oxford, MS

Park Road Books Geek book club - Daytripper by Fabio Moon and Gabriel Ba  (book club)
04/08/2014, 07:00 pm
Park Road Books
Charlotte, NC

Talkin' Tar Heel: How Our Voices Tell the Story of North Carolina  (author appearance)
Walt Wolfram
04/08/2014, 07:30 pm
Quail Ridge Books & Music
Raleigh, NC

African American Music Trails of Eastern NC - A Jazz & Poetry Celebration  (other event)
04/08/2014, 07:00 pm
Regulator Bookshop
durham, NC

okraAuthor Ann B. Ross  (author appearance)
Ann B. Ross
04/08/2014, 05:00 pm
The Fountainhead Bookstore
Hendersonville, NC

The Center for Literature and Theater at Miami Dade College celebrates reading in 2014 with The Big Read  (other event)
04/09/2014, 08:00 pm
Books & Books Inc.

Earl H. Tilford & Jack Drake - Turning the Tide: The University of Alabama in the 1960s  (author appearance)
Earl H. Tilford
04/09/2014, 04:00 pm
Alabama Booksmith
Birmingham, AL

Izzeldin Abuelaish  (author appearance)
Izzeldin Abuelaish
04/09/2014, 07:30 pm
Sarasota, FL

okraUnder Magnolia: A Southern Memoir by Frances Mayes  (author appearance)
Frances Mayes
04/09/2014, 05:00 pm
Lemuria Books

Ashton Lee Speaks and Signs The Reading Circle  (author appearance)
Ashton Lee
04/09/2014, 06:00 pm
Pass Christian Books
Pass Christian, MS

UNC Humanities' Humanities in Action: Muslim Women in the Media with Juliane Hammer  (other event)
04/09/2014, 04:30 pm
Flyleaf Books
Chapel Hill, NC

Walt Wolfram and Jeffrey Reaser discuss Talkin’ Tar Heel: How Our Voices Tell The Story of North Carolina  (author appearance)
Walt Wolfram
04/09/2014, 07:00 pm
Flyleaf Books
Chapel Hill, NC

JUDITH ORLOFF Presents The Ecstasy of Surrender  (author appearance)
Judith Orloff
04/09/2014, 07:00 pm
Malaprop's Bookstore/Cafe
Asheville, NC

Jen McConnel  (author appearance)
Jen McConnel
04/09/2014, 07:00 pm
Regulator Bookshop
durham, NC

Author event with Toni Aleo, author of the Assassins series  (author appearance)
Toni Aleo
04/09/2014, 06:30 pm
Parnassus Books
Nashville, TN

Ricardo Pau-Llosa - Man   (author appearance)
Ricardo Pau-Llosa
04/10/2014, 08:00 pm
Books & Books Inc.

Roy Hoffman  (author appearance)
Roy Hoffman
04/10/2014, 06:00 pm
Page & Palette
Fairhope, AL

Cousin Vinny with The Devil's Glove  (author appearance)
Cousin Vinny
04/10/2014, 07:00 pm
Inkwood Books
Tampa, FL

Ellen Griffith Spears at the Auburn Ave. Research Library  (author appearance)
Ellen Griffith Spears
04/10/2014, 07:00 pm
Charis Books & More
Atlanta, GA

Zachary Lazar: I Pity the Poor Immigrant  (author appearance)
Zachary Lazar
04/10/2014, 06:00 pm
Garden District Book Shop
New Orleans, LA

George Mitchell signs MISSISSIPPI HILL COUNTRY BLUES 1967  (author appearance)
George Mitchell
04/10/2014, 06:00 pm
Square Books
Oxford, MS

okraFrances Mayes signs UNDER MAGNOLIA  (author appearance)
Francis Mayes
04/10/2014, 06:00 pm
Square Books
Oxford, MS

Dane Huckelbridge discusses his book Bourbon: A History of the American Spirit, with a bourbon tasting at The Crunkleton (ticketed event)  (author appearance)
Dane Huckelbridge
04/10/2014, 07:00 pm
Flyleaf Books
Chapel Hill, NC

Flyleaf Second Thursday Poetry Reading & Open Mic  (other event)
04/10/2014, 07:00 pm
Flyleaf Books
Chapel Hill, NC

NEW WORLDS YA PANEL  (author appearance)
Megan Shepherd
04/10/2014, 07:00 pm
Malaprop's Bookstore/Cafe
Asheville, NC

Author event with Jovan Haye, author of Bigger Than Me  (author appearance)
Jovan Haye
04/10/2014, 06:30 pm
Parnassus Books
Nashville, TN

Blake Bailey Discussion and Book Signing   (author appearance)
Blake Bailey
04/10/2014, 07:00 pm
Prince Books
Norfolk, VA

Blake Bailey- The Splendid Things We Planned   (author appearance)
Blake Bailey
04/10/2014, 07:00 pm
Prince Books
Norfolk, VA

Meet Local Author G. Derek Adams  (author appearance)
G. Derek Adams
04/11/2014, 03:00 pm
Avid Bookshop
Athens, GA

okraFrances Mayes: Under Magnolia  (author appearance)
Frances Mayes
04/11/2014, 06:00 pm
Garden District Book Shop
New Orleans, LA

okraSHEILA TURNAGE READING & SIGNING  (author appearance)
Sheila Turnage
04/11/2014, 07:00 pm
Malaprop's Bookstore/Cafe
Asheville, NC

John Maass  (author appearance)
John Maass
04/11/2014, 07:00 pm
Regulator Bookshop
durham, NC

Dane Huckelbridge signs BOURBON: A HISTORY OF THE AMERICAN SPIRIT  (author appearance)
Dane Huckelbridge
04/11/2014, 01:00 pm
The Country Bookshop
Southern Pines, NC

Tom Mack, Author, The South Carolina Encyclopedia Guide to South Carolina Writers  (author appearance)
Tom Mack
04/11/2014, 11:00 am
Litchfield Books
Pawleys Island, SC

Galadrielle Allman signs, Please Be With Me  (author appearance)
Galadrielle Allman
04/12/2014, 03:00 pm
Eagle Eye Bookshop

Zoe Fishman signs Driving Lessons  (author appearance)
Zoe Fishman
04/12/2014, 07:00 pm
Eagle Eye Bookshop

Tween Panel Extravaganza  (author appearance)
Donna Gephart
04/12/2014, 02:00 pm
Fountainhead Bookstore

Tween Panel Extravaganza  (book festival)
04/12/2014, 02:00 pm
Skyland Theater

Myrna Quiles
04/12/2014, 01:00 pm
Bible Emporium
North Miami, FL

Springtime Open House with Pat the Bunny  (other event)
04/12/2014, 11:00 am
Vero Beach Book Center
Vero Beach, FL

DEBBIE MACOMBER presents Blossom Street Brides  (author appearance)
Debbie Macomber
04/12/2014, 03:00 pm
Vero Beach Book Center
Vero Beach, FL

The Reading Circle by Ashton Lee  (author appearance)
Ashton Lee
04/12/2014, 01:00 pm
Lemuria Books

Jon Sealy discusses his novel The Whiskey Baron  (author appearance)
Jon Sealy
04/12/2014, 02:00 pm
Flyleaf Books
Chapel Hill, NC

04/12/2014, 10:00 am
Malaprop's Bookstore/Cafe
Asheville, NC

Ashley English
04/12/2014, 07:00 pm
Malaprop's Bookstore/Cafe
Asheville, NC

Andrea Weigl – Pickles and Jean Anderson – Jean Anderson’s Preserving Guide  (author appearance)
Andrea Weigl
04/12/2014, 11:00 am
McIntyre's Fine Books
Pittsboro, NC

Ed Williams – Liberating Dixie  (author appearance)
Ed Williams
04/12/2014, 02:00 pm
McIntyre's Fine Books
Pittsboro, NC

Poetry Night!  (other event)
04/12/2014, 05:30 pm
Page After Page
Elizabeth City, NC

Elizabeth Langston  (author appearance)
Elizabeth Langston
04/12/2014, 03:00 pm
Quail Ridge Books & Music
Raleigh, NC

Matthew Kennedy  (author appearance)
Matthew Kennedy
04/12/2014, 07:00 pm
Regulator Bookshop
durham, NC

David M. Crowe; WAR CRIMES, GENOCIDE, AND JUSTICE: A GLOBAL HISTORY  (author appearance)
David M. Crowe
04/12/2014, 02:00 pm
The Country Bookshop
Southern Pines, NC

Tween Panel Extravaganza  (author appearance)
Natalie Lloyd
04/12/2014, 02:00 pm
The Fountainhead Bookstore
Hendersonville, NC

CJ Box at Chesterfield Central Library for Stone Cold: A Joe Pickett Novel  (author appearance)
CJ Box
04/12/2014, 07:00 pm
Fountain Bookstore
Richmond, VA

Book Signing - Linda J. White launches her newest mystery  (author appearance)
Linda J. White
04/12/2014, 06:00 pm
Sundial Books
Chincoteague, VA

Authors Round the South

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