{The best books are like dreams.}

In which an old man points out that a memory cannot be made on Twitter, a bookseller suggests an unusual summer reading list, and Mr. William Faulkner offers advice for people who don’t understand his books.

June 4, 2013



 

Dearest readers,

Are you working on your summer reading list? Deciding what books to take on your summer vacation? Her ladyship, the editor, recommends both the list and the approach to this task suggested by the people at Blue Bicycle Books in Charleston, South Carolina:

The Geography of BlissIf you want to use your trip to read a classic book you’ll never read unless trapped in a car with it and nothing else: Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy, Ulysses by James Joyce

If you aren’t going anywhere but want to pretend you did and then tell people about it: On Becoming a Novelist by John Gardner

If you want to find happiness, like literally: The Geography of Bliss by Eric Weiner 9780446698894

..And so on and so forth.
What is on your summer reading list?

Happy reading.


her ladyship, the editor


Lady Banks' Commonplace Book


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

Year of the CometsThe Hyakutake Comet
A sharp wind made me shiver. I ventured onto the familiar cement porch and down a step into deep darkness. As my eyes adjusted I could make out the silhouettes of shagbark hickories and loblolly pines. I had been coming here for many years; I knew the open spaces of the yard as thoroughly as I knew the passages within the house, the worn walkways between couch and kitchen, bathroom and bed. Yet this night I moved without any confidence. Mom’s impending death was causing my world to tilt in ways I have never thought possible; even the brick-hard clay of Mississippi seemed like chancy footing. I took a few tentative steps out from the house, looked up, and gasped.

The comet stretched halfway across the sky. On this night of no moon, in the deepest rural blackness, its tail reached across continents, across light-years, across entire galaxies. It was a river of sparkling debris. Burning dust glinted from its depths, set afire by speed and friction. In places it thinned, and I could see stars winking through. Along its edges the tail faded unevenly into darkness, thin like smoke, but very still. The head of the comet burned like a great, fuzzy star, a white torch tinged with blue, furious and intense.

I stood planted. Slowly I became aware that a subtle buzzing was rising from deep within me, as if my every molecule were bathed in light. Tim stopped; all emotion disappeared. The world took on a miraculous sheen.

--Jan DeBlieu, Year of the Comets (Shoemaker & Hoard, 2006) 9781593761219

top | share this fb tw


Lady Banks' Receipt Book


The books lying open on her ladyship's kitchen counter.

Around the Southern TableLowcountry Boil

The best Lowcountry boils involve adding each ingredient at just the right time to ensure everything is perfectly seasoned and nothing is overcooked. When the weather is nice,  I like to cook these coastal one-pot meals outside in a turkey fryer, spread some newspapers on a picnic table, and serve right off the paper. Feeding a crowd doesn’t get much easier, or better, than this.

1 3 oz package extra-spicy boil-in-bag shrimp-and-crab boil
1 12oz bottle pale ale beer
1 lemon, cut in half
3 lbs baby red potatoes
2 lbs. mild or hot smoked sausage, cut into 2-inch pieces
6 ears fresh corn, cut in half
2 lb unpeeled, medium-size raw shrimp
2 lb fresh crawfish
cocktail sauce, tartar sauce, and hot sauce

Combine first 3 ingredients and 5 qt. water in a 12-qt. covered stockpot.  Bring to a rolling boil over medium heat. Add potatoes and sausage; cover and cook 10 minutes. Add corn; cover and cook 5 minutes.

Add shrimp and crawfish; cover and cook 2 minutes. Remove from heat.  Let stand, covered, 10 minutes. Drain. Serve with cocktail sauce, tartar sauce and hot sauce.

--Rebecca Lang, Around the Southern Table, (Oxmoor House, 2012) 9780848736538
top | share this fb tw


Lady Banks' Housekeeping Book


Country wisdom from practical people.

How to make popcorn pop as large as possible:

Keep the popcorn stored in your refrigerator or as cold a place as possible. Keep the popcorn in an open not closed container. The popcorn will absorb some moisture in the refrigerator which of course will turn into steam when you heat the corn causing it to burst as large and fluffy as possible. Popcorn that has become dried out and will not pop can be put in a refrigerator and will pop well after being kept in the refrigerator for several weeks.

--George Leonard Herter &  Berthe E. Herter, in Bull Cook and Authentic Historical Recipes and Practices, 1964

top | share this fb tw


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).

Writers who have committed to participate in the festival include Pulitzer Prize-winning Civil War historian James McPherson; New York Times bestselling authors Debbie Macomber, Deborah Harkness and Carl Weber; beloved North Carolina authors Jill McCorkle and Ann B. Ross; and former chairman of the FDIC, Sheila Bair. August Turak will discuss his book “Business Secrets of the Trappist Monks: One CEO’s Quest for Meaning and Authenticity.” BOOKMARKS Festival line up

The Time BetweenSomething terrible has happened to two girls in Karen White's "The Time Between." A mother tends to one daughter who is crumpled on the ground, as the other lies alone, but is conscious enough to feel as if she's floating above herself. While looking above herself, she sees a sweetgrass basketweaver who speaks cryptically. Exactly what happened to these girls, and what those cryptic words mean, won't be told immediately.  The Time Between  9780451239860

top | share this fb tw

Author Gossip

Five photographic studies of William Faulkner by two unidentified photographers.  The first, a portrait in profile of the author with pipe, being a publicity short for promotion of The Marble Faun on auction at Sotheby’s

And Then I Found YouThe best books, in many ways, are like dreams. They sometimes come to me when I need them most. I see symbols and hints in them. I want to share them. I want to remember every vivid detail (which I never can). It is often only the emotional impression they leave that I recall. Patti Callahan Henry 9780312610760

INTERVIEWER: Some people say they can’t understand your writing, even after they read it two or three times. What approach would you suggest for them?
FAULKNER: Read it four times. Paris Review Interview

 

Southern Cross the DogLiterature is probably the last remaining art form where we seem to require experiential authenticity on the part of its practitioners. Quentin Tarantino mashes up slave narratives with spaghetti westerns; Bob Dylan cuts and pastes blues lyrics and Civil War poetry and sings of “Mr. Jinx” and “Miss Lucy.” All to great critical acclaim. And yet, when a novelist comes along whose life story stands at odds with those of his or her main characters, suspicions arise regarding the writer’s authority and the work’s weight. Bill Cheng 9780062225009

William Joyce, whose Guardians of Childhood series and 2012 bestseller, The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore, are published by Atheneum Books for Young Readers, has teamed up with that imprint and his Moonbot Studios to create a new imprint, Moonbot Books. Moonbot Books

Heart of PalmQUESTION: Where do the roots of the story come from?  ANSWER: There are three places. One is the house my grandmother had when I was a little kid. It was actually in New Jersey, a spooky old house I wanted to explore in fiction. I moved the house to Florida and used that as a backdrop. Then there is the memory of a terrible accident that happened to some friends of our family, when their son was killed on a bicycle. The third source was the rapid development that we’ve seen here in North Florida. Talking with Laura Lee Smith 9780802121028

 


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

top | share this fb tw


Bookstore Gossip

Parnassus Books bestsellers

Though we here at Blue Bike appreciate the annual resurgence of summer road trip mix tapes, we also feel that the equally important summer road trip book mixes are often and unfairly overlooked. We plan to fix this. But please don’t read and drive. Summer Reading from Blue Bicycle Books

top | share this fb tw


Lady Banks' {Book} Trailer Park:
I'll Be Seeing You


I'll Be Seeing You

I'll be Seeing YouI'll Be Seeing You is a deeply moving union of style and charm. Filled with unforgettable characters and grace, it is a timeless celebration of friendship and the strength and solidarity of women. Brought together by an unlikely twist of fate, Glory and Rita begin a remarkable correspondence. The friendship forged by their letters allows them to survive the loneliness and uncertainty of waiting on the home front, and give them the courage to face the battles raging in their very own backyards. 9780778314950

top | share this fb tw


Author 2 Author: Susan Rebecca White and the Real-Life Inspiration for A Place at the Table

Susan Rebecca WhiteI was fascinated by the real-life story of Edna Lewis, the grand dame of Southern cooking. Born in 1916, Edna grew up in a farming community of freed slaves in Albemarle County, Virginia, where her family lived off the land and cooked with the seasons. In the 1930s she moved first to Washington, D.C., then to Manhattan, where she joined the communist party—the only political party that was in favor of integration—worked as a seamstress, an artist’s model, a window dresser, and in the late 1940s became chef at Café Nicholson, which catered to a clientele Mary Cantwell described in a Vanity Fair article as “haute bohemia.” Regulars included Tennessee Williams, Gore Vidal, Tanaquil LeClerq, Truman Capote, Jimmy Baldwin, and the list goes on and on.

I became more and more fascinated with Café Nicholson. It was such an odd place, a bohemian enclave run by “lifelong bachelor” Johnny Nicholson, who kept changing the café’s location, bringing his cranky parrot, Lolita, along each time. (All three locations were in or near Sutton Place, the final one right next to the entryway of the Queensboro Bridge.) The restaurant was famous for its wonderful food and discreet atmosphere, yet despite its popularity, Johnny thought nothing of closing it down for weeks at a time so he could travel with friends to exotic locales.

There was something so elegant about the world of Café Nicholson, something so enchanting and sweet. I decided it had to play a pivotal role in the book, even though Edna Lewis only cooked there for a few years before going on to other culinary pursuits. Perhaps most remarkably, late in life Edna befriended Scott Peacock, a young, gay white chef from a tiny town in Alabama. Edna mentored the young man and eventually they wrote a cookbook together, edited by the legendary Judith Jones. Scott and Edna became so close that they lived together for the last few years of her life.

While I love what Scott and Edna’s friendship represents, their specific story isn’t the one I tell in this book. But I was interested in exploring a friendship that, like Scott and Edna’s, crossed boundaries of age, race, and sexual orientation. And I loved that Southern food, and the meticulous attention both Scott and Edna paid to its preparation, connected them. In my own life food has served as a place of connection over and over again.

A Place at the TableIn A Place at the Table, Bobby Banks is indeed a gay chef from the South who befriends an older black female chef and ultimately ends up living with her. But as far as I know that is the only way in which Bobby’s biography matches up with Scott Peacock’s. With Bobby, a preacher’s son, I was able to explore my own push/pull relationship with Christianity. Bobby also enabled me to examine the darker side of sibling relationships.

The most interesting thing that happened to me during the writing of A Place at the Tablewas that I actually met Johnny Nicholson himself, now in his 90s. He lives just across the street from where Café Nicholson used to be.  I was deeply struck by something Mr. Nicholson said when I interviewed him. He spoke of how in our culture today, the young live on the computer: playing video games, updating Facebook statuses, tweeting. “What in the world are they going to talk about when they’re old and all they have left are their memories?” he asked. “What will their memories be?”

top | share this fb tw


Read This! Okra Picks and Recommendations from the staff at Inkwood Books


Okra Picks

Looking for MeLooking for Me by Beth Hoffman
Pamela Dorman, June 2013 9780670025831

This book combines so many things I personally love; I couldn’t help but enjoy the story. Rural living, antiques, dogs, a reverence for creation, plus a cast of quirky, lovable characters makes even the implausible parts seem possible. Looking for Me

One day I was cleaning my writing library and began to organize old photographs. I came across an envelope containing photos of my grandparents’ farm—some dating as far back as 1883. Q&A with Beth Hoffman

 


Unchained Choices: Staff Picks from Inkwood Books in Tampa, Florida

Always ApprenticesALWAYS APPRENTICES: THE BELIEVER PRESENTS TWENTY-TWO CONVERSATIONS BETWEEN WRITERS edited by VENDELA VIDA – “Writers and readers alike will find this anthology of interviews fascinating. Whether they take place at a local bar, over the phone, or via e-mail, each conversation between writers is an illuminating meditation on the craft of writing and the importance of reading. It’s like a nice, long love letter to the written word. I personally think the interview between Barry Hannah and Wells Tower is worth the price of the whole book.” Amanda. 9781938073250

 


Are You My MOtherARE YOU MY MOTHER? A COMIC DRAMA by ALISON BECHDEL – “If you somehow missed this brilliant graphic novel in hardcover, here’s your shot at redemption. Bechdel’s luminous portrait of her relationship with her mother is sort of like a crash-course in psychology, but it’s also a beautiful story of a woman connecting with her mother in a very visceral and honest way. Bechdel is a giant in the world of graphic novels, and I think her writing is some of the most innovative being done today.” Amanda. 9780544002234             

 


The Burgess BoysTHE BURGESS BOYS BY ELIZABETH STROUT-- "A freak accident killing their father when they were young haunts the three siblings in Strout's stunning novel. While both boys left small-town Maine for NYC, Jim, the older brother who was always the leader, has become a hugely successful corporate lawyer, and Bob,hapless but big-hearted, works for Legal Aid. Bob's twin Susan never left the town, and it is the act of aggression toward the growing Somali community by her lonely teenage son, Zachary, that both pulls the family together and destroys long-held bonds. Strout is a fabulous storyteller, able to take the reader into the inner life of each character, and she expertly explores themes of rivalry, prejudice and power. The many fans of Olive Kitteridge will not be disappointed.  Leslie. 9781400067688

Damage ControlDAMAGE CONTROL by AMBER DERMONT – To continue on with my recent obsession with short stories, I give you Damage Control. Amber Dermont, author of The Starboard Sea, has put together quite the collection. Ranging widely in character and plot—from a man who runs an etiquette school for girls to a frustrated paralegal in L.A. who’s wildly jealous of his old college roommate—each story engages with intelligence and wit the topic of  coming to a crossroads in life, and how we successfully (or not-so-successfully) deal with the uncertainty.” Amanda.  9780312642815          

            

Last FriendsLAST FRIENDS by JANE GARDAM -- "The third, and unfortunately, final installment in Gardam's brilliant Old Filth trilogy will surely delight her fans. Funny, charming, profoundly moving, each book is a necessary part of the portrait of the marriage of Betty and Edward. Raj orphans, Betty, Filth, and their friends were part of the extraordinary post war world in Hong Kong. Gardam tackles class, history, love and duty in a decidedly no-nonsense manner that non-the-less leaves the reader smiling, heart-broken, and wanting more when the last page has been turned. While this book may stand alone, the trilogy is best read in order....and I envy all with that treat ahead of them." Leslie. 9781609450939

Life After LifeLIFE AFTER LIFE by KATE ATKINSON -- "A total departure from the marvelous Jackson Brodie books, Life After Life is like a deadly serious Choose-Your-Own-Adventure for grown-ups. Ursula Todd is born (again and again) in England in 1910, and lives various lives, shaped framed by chance and decisions both of her own and those beyond her control. Atkinson has written a confoundedly clever, sincerely moving, life-affirming novel in which her protagonist dies many times over. The reader grows to love Ursula and is pulled forward as each path her life could take is explored. A wonderful, wonderful book." Leslie. 9780316176484


Life AFter LifeLIFE AFTER LIFE by JILL McCORKLE -- "Seventeen years is a mighty long time to wait for a book, but even so, Life After Life, Jill McCorkle's new novel, is well worth it. Set in the Pine Haven retirement home in North Carolina and filled with singular characters you won't forget, Life After Life is the sort of book that begs to be read out loud. McCorkle writes respectfully about the wisdom and humor and courage of her characters, and she draws the reader in with their inter-connected past, present and future. You will recognize people you know, and some you may hope to become, and by the book's close you will be trying to decide which of your friends you will make read the book. I was lucky enough to hear McCorkle read a chapter of the book to an audience who, when not laughing or getting teary-eyed, was silent in wonder at this sorely missed voice in Southern literature." Leslie. 9781565122550

The Little Paris KitchenTHE LITTLE PARIS KITCHEN by RACHEL KHOO —“Rachel Khoo serves up a modern twist on classic French cooking in her debut cookbook, The Little Paris Kitchen. Five years ago, Rachel packed up her belongings and moved to Paris to enroll at Le Cordon Bleu. Two hundred eggs and forty pounds of butter, sugar, and flour later, she graduated from culinary school and began testing her own recipes. From her tiny kitchen in her apartment with just a mini oven and two gas rings, Rachel compiled a fresh and simple approach on French classics, perfect to share with friends and family.” Lindsay.  9781452113432

 

Open Very CarefullyOPEN VERY CAREFULLY by NICK BROMLEY—“In Open Very Carefully, the classic children’s story The Ugly Duckling is interrupted by a very hungry crocodile. He eats letters, sentences, and even pages! Shake, spin, flip the book! Do whatever you can to get the crocodile out! Your kids will love interacting with this entertaining book.” Lindsay. 9780763661632

 

 

 


Ordinary GraceORDINARY GRACE by WILLIAM KENT KRUEGER -- "A remarkably touching coming of age story, Ordinary Grace is set in small-town Minnesota in the early sixties. Thirteen-year old Frank's perfect world begins to spin apart with the discovery of a boy's body on the nearby railroad tracks. Frank's father is a minister and his mother a head-strong passionate woman not easily suited to the role of a minister's wife, and they are not able to keep the secrets (and resulting dangers) of the adult world from Frank and his brother and sister . The novel has all the elements of a mystery but is written with such thoughtfulness and beauty (yes, grace), and respectfully takes on matters of faith and morality as well. This is a wonderful book, appealing to fans of Plain Song or Gilead, and it made me go back to discover his earlier mystery series." Leslie.                9781451645828             

The Story of Frog Belly RatboneTHE STORY OF FROG BELLY RAT BONE by TIMOTHY ERING -- If Yoda had a cousin it would be Frog Belly Rat Bone. Tim Ering tells the tale of a boy living in the dark and depressing Cementland when he stumbles upon some "specks" of treasure protected by Frog Belly Rat Bone. The two become allies in protecting the specks through some trying times. The book is whimsically illustrated and beautifully told. It was a delight to read to my children, but I secretly took it out of their room after bedtime and read it again. Stefani 9780763666613

 

 

Where'd You Go, BernadetteWHERE’D YOU GO, BERNADETTE  by MARIA SEMPLE—“In an interview with The Daily Beast, Sam Tanenhaus, the editor of The New York Times Book Review, said, ‘Almost no prose makes me laugh. When a reviewer says something or other made him or her laugh ‘out loud,’ I assume he or she is lying.’ The only thing I learned from that interview is that Tanenhaus is a pretentious lit snob. Although it is rare, I do laugh out loud when I read a truly funny book, and I have never laughed as much as when I read Where’d You Go, Bernadette. The novel is written in epistolary form—police reports, shady emails, handwritten notes, letters—strung together by the narration of 15-year-old Bee Branch, who is searching for her missing mother, Bernadette Fox. Bernadette is a fascinating character with an allergy to the city she lives in—Seattle. She hates the weather, almost as much as she hates the people who live there (she affectionately refers to the other mother’s of children who attend Bee’s school as ‘gnats’). Her Microsoft-guru husband, Elgin Branch, is rarely home, leaving her and Bee to their own devices. The novel tells the touching, yet wacky, story of a daughter’s unshakable bond with her mother—this book is a unique must-read.” Lindsay.            9780316204262
top | share this fb tw


Southern Indie Bestsellers

For the week ending May 26, 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. Inferno
Dan Brown, Doubleday, $29.95, 9780385537858
2. And the Mountains Echoed
Khaled Hosseini, Riverhead, $28.95, 9781594631764
3. A Delicate Truth
John le Carre, Viking, $28.95, 9780670014897
okra4. Life After Life
Jill McCorkle, Shannon Ravenel Books, $24.95, 9781565122550

okra5. Z
Therese Anne Fowler, St. Martin's, $25.99, 9781250028655

6. Flora
Gail Godwin, Bloomsbury, $26, 9781620401200
7. Gone Girl
Gillian Flynn, Crown, $25, 9780307588364
8. The Hit
David Baldacci, Grand Central, $27.99, 9781455521210
9. Paris
Edward Rutherfurd, Doubleday, $32.5, 9780385535304
10. Silken Prey
John Sandford, Putnam Adult, $27.95, 9780399159312
11. The Burgess Boys
Elizabeth Strout, Random House, $26, 9781400067688
12. Best Kept Secret
Jeffrey Archer, St. Martin's, $27.99, 9781250000989
13. Life After Life
Kate Atkinson, Reagan Arthur Books, $27.99, 9780316176484
14. The Woman Upstairs
Claire Messud, Knopf, $25.95, 9780307596901
15. Robert B. Parker's Wonderland
Ace Atkins, Putnam Adult, $26.95, 9780399161575

HARDCOVER NONFICTION


1. Let's Explore Diabetes With Owls
David Sedaris, Little Brown, $27, 9780316154697
2. The Guns at Last Light
Rick Atkinson, Holt, $40, 9780805062908
3. Lean In
Sheryl Sandberg, Knopf, $24.95, 9780385349949
4. Eleven Rings: The Soul of Success
Phil Jackson, Hugh Delehanty, Penguin Press, $27.95, 9781594205118
5. The Girls of Atomic City
Denise Kiernan, Touchstone, $27, 9781451617528
6. Cooked
Michael Pollan, Penguin Press, $27.95, 9781594204210
7. But Mama Always Put Vodka in Her Sangria!
Julia Reed, St. Martin's Press, $25.99, 9781250019042
8. The Unwinding: An Inner History of the New America
George Packer, FSG, $27, 9780374102418
9. I Could Pee on This
Francesco Marciuliano, Chronicle, $12.95, 9781452110585
10. Happy, Happy, Happy: My Life and Legacy as the Duck Commander
Phil Robertson, Howard Books, $24.99, 9781476726090
11. Bunker Hill
Nathaniel Philbrick, Viking, $32.95, 9780670025442
12. Help, Thanks, Wow
Anne Lamott, Riverhead, $17.95, 9781594631290
13. The Outsider
Jimmy Connors, Don Yaeger, Harper, $28.99, 9780061242991
14. VB6
Mark Bittman, Clarkson Potter, $26, 9780385344746
15. Obsessed
Mika Brzezinski, Weinstein Books, $26, 9781602861763

TRADE PAPERBACK FICTION


1. The Great Gatsby
F.Scott Fitzgerald, Scribner, $15, 9781451689433
2. Beautiful Ruins
Jess Walter, Harper Perennial, $15.99, 9780061928178
3. The Art Forger
B.A. Shapiro, Algonquin, $14.95, 9781616203160
4. The Light Between Oceans
M.L. Stedman, Scribner, $16, 9781451681758
5. Where'd You Go, Bernadette
Maria Semple, Back Bay, $14.99, 9780316204262
6. City of Women
David R. Gillham, Berkley, $16, 9780425252963
7. The Orphan Master's Son
Adam Johnson, Random House, $15, 9780812982626
8. The Language of Flowers
Vanessa Diffenbaugh, Ballantine, $15, 9780345525550
9. The Paris Wife
Paula McLain, Ballantine, $15, 9780345521316
10. World War Z
Max Brooks, Broadway, $14.95, 9780770437411
okra11. A Land More Kind Than Home
Wiley Cash, Morrow, $14.99, 9780062088239

12. Broken Harbor
Tana French, Penguin, $16, 9780143123309
13. Fifty Shades of Grey
E.L. James, Vintage, $15.95, 9780345803481
14. The Forgotten
David Baldacci, Grand Central, $14.99, 9781455523153
15. The Orchardist
Amanda Coplin, Harper Perennial, $15.99, 9780062188519

TRADE PAPERBACK NONFICTION


1. Proof of Heaven
Eben Alexander, M.D., S&S, $15.99, 9781451695199
2. Wild
Cheryl Strayed, Vintage, $15.95, 9780307476074
3. Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? (And Other Concerns)
Mindy Kaling, Three Rivers, $14, 9780307886279
4. How to Read Literature Like a Professor
Thomas C. Foster, Harper, $15.99, 9780060009427
5. Bossypants
Tina Fey, Reagan Arthur Books, $15.99, 9780316056878
6. The Barefoot Spirit: How Hardship, Hustle, and Heart Built America's #1 Wine Brand
Bonnie Harvey, Michael Houlihan, Evolve, $15.95, 9780988224544
7. Control
Glenn Beck, Threshold Editions, $12, 9781476739878
8. Let's Pretend This Never Happened
Jenny Lawson, Berkley, $16, 9780425261019
9. Tiny Beautiful Things
Cheryl Strayed, Vintage, $14.95, 9780307949332
10. Gift From the Sea
Anne Morrow Lindbergh, Pantheon, $9.95, 9780679732419
11. Father to Daughter: Life Lessons on Raising a Girl
Harry H. Harrison, Jr., Workman, $8.95, 9780761174899
12. Thinking, Fast and Slow
Daniel Kahneman, FSG, $16, 9780374533557
13. Dancers Among Us
Jordan Matter, Workman, $17.95, 9780761171706
14. The Black Count: Glory, Revolution, Betrayal, and the Real Count of Monte Cristo
Tom Reiss, Broadway, $16, 9780307382474
15. America the Beautiful
Ben Carson, Zondervan, $14.99, 9780310330912

MASS MARKET


1. A Game of Thrones
George R.R. Martin, Bantam, $9.99, 9780553593716
2. Ender's Game
Orson Scott Card, Tor, $6.99, 9780812550702
3. A Clash of Kings
George R.R. Martin, Bantam, $9.99, 9780345535429
4. A Storm of Swords
George R.R. Martin, Bantam, $9.99, 9780345543981
5. The Catcher in the Rye
J.D. Salinger, Warner, $6.99, 9780316769488
6. Lord of the Flies
William Golding, Berkley, $9.99, 9780399501487
7. Animal Farm
George Orwell, Signet, $9.99, 9780451526342
8. 1984
George Orwell, Signet, $9.99, 9780451524935
9. To Kill a Mockingbird
Harper Lee, Warner, $7.99, 9780446310789
10. Stolen Prey
John Sandford, Berkley, $9.99, 9780425260999

CHILDREN'S ILLUSTRATED


1. Oh, the Places You'll Go!
Dr. Seuss, Random House, $17.99, 9780679805274
2. Goodnight Moon
Margaret Wise Brown, Clement Hurd (Illus.), Harper, $8.99, 9780694003617
3. Fanciest Doll in the Universe
Jane O'Connor, Robin Preiss Glasser (Illus.), Harper, $17.99, 9780061703843
4. Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See?
Bill Martin, Eric Carle (Illus.), Holt, $7.95, 9780805047905
5. Steam Train, Dream Train
Sherri Duskey Rinker, Tom Lichtenheld (Illus.), Chronicle, $16.99, 9781452109206
6. Miss Maple's Seeds
Eliza Wheeler, Nancy Paulsen Books, $16.99, 9780399257926
7. Goodnight, Goodnight, Construction Site
Sherri Duskey Rinker, Tom Lichtenheld (Illus.), Chronicle, $16.99, 9780811877824
8. The Dark
Lemony Snicket, Jon Klassen (Illus.), Little Brown, $16.99, 9780316187480
9. On the Night You Were Born
Nancy Tillman, Feiwel & Friends, $7.99, 9780312601553
10. Moo, Baa, La La La!
Sandra Boynton, S&S, $5.99, 9780671449018

CHILDREN'S INTEREST


1. The Fault in Our Stars
John Green, Dutton, $17.99, 9780525478812
2. The 5th Wave
Rick Yancey, Putnam, $18.99, 9780399162411
3. Looking for Alaska
John Green, Speak, $9.99, 9780142402511
4. Poems to Learn by Heart
Caroline Kennedy, Jon J Muth (Illus.), Hyperion, $19.99, 9781423108054
5. The One and Only Ivan
Katherine Applegate, Patricia Castelao (Illus.), Harper, $16.99, 9780061992254
6. The School for Good and Evil
Soman Chainani, et al., Harper, $16.99, 9780062104892
7. The Book Thief
Markus Zusak, Knopf, $12.99, 9780375842207
8. Wonder
R.J. Palacio, Knopf, $15.99, 9780375869020
9. Paper Towns
John Green, Speak, $9.99, 9780142414934
10. National Geographic Kids Almanac 2014
National Geographic Society, $14.99, 9781426311185

CHILDREN'S FICTION SERIES TITLES


1. Theodore Boone: The Activist
John Grisham, Dutton, $16.99, 9780525425779
2. Pete the Cat: Pete at the Beach (My First I Can Read Series)
James Dean, Harper, $3.99, 9780062110725
3. Divergent
Veronica Roth, Katherine Tegen Books, $9.99, 9780062024039
4. The Hunger Games
Suzanne Collins, Scholastic, $12.99, 9780545425117
5. Junie B. Jones and the Stupid Smelly Bus
Barbara Park, Denise Brunkas (Illus.), Random House, $4.99, 9780679826422
6. Dinosaurs Before Dark (Magic Tree House #1)
Mary Pope Osborne, Sal Murdocca (Illus.), Random House, $4.99, 9780679824114
7. The Lost Hero (The Heroes of Olympus, Book One)
Rick Riordan, Hyperion, $9.99, 9781423113461
8. Big Nate: Genius Mode
Lincoln Peirce, Harper, $9.99, 9780062086983
9. Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone
J.K.Rowling, Scholastic, $10.99, 9780590353427
10. Matched
Ally Condie, Speak, $9.99, 9780142419779
top | share this fb tw





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
Flora
Silken Prey
Best Kept Secret
Robert B. Parker's Wonderland
The Girls of Atomic City
But Mama Always Put Vodka in Her Sangria!
Happy, Happy, Happy: My Life and Legacy as the Duck Commander
The Outsider
Obsessed
A Land More Kind Than Home
Fifty Shades of Grey
The Forgotten
The Orchardist
How to Read Literature Like a Professor
The Barefoot Spirit: How Hardship, Hustle, and Heart Built America's #1 Wine Brand
Control
Tiny Beautiful Things
Gift From the Sea
Father to Daughter: Life Lessons on Raising a Girl
Dancers Among Us
America the Beautiful
Lord of the Flies
Animal Farm
Stolen Prey
Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See?
Miss Maple's Seeds
On the Night You Were Born
Moo, Baa, La La La!


Author Readings


(events in BOLD are STARS authors available for readings and meetings with bookclubs and other groups)


okraKAREN WHITE — THE TIME BETWEEN  (author appearance)
Karen White
06/05/2013, 06:30 pm
FoxTale Book Shoppe
Woodstock, GA

Lee Zacharias - At Random  (author appearance)
Lee Zacharias
06/05/2013, 07:00 pm
Park Road Books
Charlotte, NC

SPANISH: Maruchi Mendez -- Buscando Mi Estrella  (author appearance)
Maruchi Mendez
06/05/2013, 06:30 pm
Books & Books Inc
Coral Gables, FL

Ward Wilson -- Five Myths About Nuclear Weapons  (author appearance)
Ward Wilson
06/05/2013, 08:00 pm
Books & Books Inc
Coral Gables, FL

MALAPROP'S BOOKCLUB  (book club)
06/05/2013, 07:00 pm
Malaprop's Bookstore/Cafe
Asheville, NC

Walter Mosley- Little Green: An Easy Rawlins Mystery  (author appearance)
Walter Mosley
06/05/2013, 07:30 pm
Quail Ridge Books & Music
Raleigh, NC

Sacrificial Poets Touchstones Open Mic  (other event)
Michele Nutwell
06/05/2013, 06:30 pm
Flyleaf Books
Chapel Hill, NC

Ace Atkins signs The Broken Places  (author appearance)
Ace Atkins
06/05/2013, 06:00 pm
Booksellers at Laurelwood
Memphis, TN

Author event with Cathie Pelletier  (author appearance)
Cathie Pelletier
06/05/2013, 06:30 pm
Parnassus Books
Nashville, TN

The Devil in Her Way by Bill Loehfelm  (author appearance)
Bill Loehfelm
06/05/2013, 05:00 pm
Lemuria Books
JACKSON, MS

William Hustwit signs JAMES K. KILPATRICK: SALESMAN FOR SEGREGATION  (author appearance)
William Hustwit
06/06/2013, 05:00 pm
Square Books
Oxford, MS

Scott Phillips signs RAKE  (author appearance)
Scott Phillips
06/06/2013, 05:00 pm
Square Books
Oxford, MS

Story Time  (other event)
Michele Nutwell
06/06/2013, 10:30 am
Avid Bookshop
Athens, GA

Hometown Heroes Joint Reading with Collin Kelley and Theresa Davis  (author appearance)
Theresa Davis
06/06/2013, 07:30 pm
Charis Books & More
Atlanta, GA

Mystery Authors Deborah Coonts & Brad Parks in Conversation  (author appearance)
Brad Parks
06/06/2013, 06:30 pm
Fountain Bookstore
Richmond, VA

okraAnton Disclafani - The Yonahlossee Riding Camp for Girls  (author appearance)
Anton DiSclafani
06/06/2013, 07:00 pm
Park Road Books
Charlotte, NC

Summer Crush Tour with Sara Shepard, Katie Sise & Sarah Strohmeyer  (author appearance)
Sara Shepard
06/06/2013, 06:30 pm
Books & Books Inc
Coral Gables, FL

Pre-School Story Time  (other event)
06/06/2013, 10:00 am
Flyleaf Books
Chapel Hill, NC

DAVID SEDARIS  (author appearance)
David Sedaris
06/06/2013, 07:00 pm
Malaprop's Bookstore/Cafe
Asheville, NC

Robert Edsel - Saving Italy The Race to Rescue a Nation's Treasures from the Nazis  (author appearance)
Robert Edsel
06/06/2013, 07:00 pm
Alabama Booksmith
Birmingham, AL

Jeffery Deaver- The Kill Room: A Lincoln Rhyme Novel  (author appearance)
Jeffery Deaver
06/06/2013, 07:30 pm
Quail Ridge Books & Music
Raleigh, NC

Cathie Pelletier signs The One-Way Bridge  (author appearance)
Cathie Pelletier
06/06/2013, 06:00 pm
Booksellers at Laurelwood
Memphis, TN

After School Story Time  (other event)
Michele Nutwell
06/06/2013, 03:30 pm
Parnassus Books
Nashville, TN

Paul Parsons- Baden-Powell's Beads  (author appearance)
Paul Parsons
06/06/2013, 06:30 pm
Parnassus Books
Nashville, TN

The Broken Places by Ace Atkins  (author appearance)
Ace Atkins
06/06/2013, 05:00 pm
Lemuria Books
JACKSON, MS

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

Cathie Pelletier signs THE ONE WAY BRIDGE  (author appearance)
Cathie Pelletier
06/07/2013, 05:00 pm
Square Books
Oxford, MS

Mary Kay Andrews- Author of Ladies’ Night  (author appearance)
Mary Kay Andrews
06/07/2013, 11:00 am
Litchfield Books
Pawleys Island, SC

State of the Heart Lane, Trakas, Rogers and Neely  (author appearance)
Deno Trakas
06/07/2013, 07:30 pm
Hub City Bookshop
Spartanburg, SC

First Friday with Marty Hartman  (author appearance)
Marty Hartman
06/07/2013, 05:30 pm
Literary BookPost
Salisbury, NC

Raquel Cepeda -- Bird of Paradise  (author appearance)
Raquel Cepeda
06/07/2013, 08:00 pm
Books & Books Inc
Coral Gables, FL

okraYONAHLOSSEE RIDING CAMP FOR GIRLS presented by NOVELIST ANTON DISCLAFANI  (author appearance)
Anton DiSclafani
06/07/2013, 07:00 pm
Malaprop's Bookstore/Cafe
Asheville, NC

First Friday Author Round Up- Keith Currie  (author appearance)
Keith W. Currie
06/07/2013, 06:00 pm
Page & Palette
Fairhope, AL

First Friday with Marty Hartman  (author appearance)
Marty Hartman
06/07/2013, 05:30 pm
Literary BookPost
Salisbury, NC

The Biographical Adventure of Two Civil War Journalists  (author appearance)
Peter Carlson
06/07/2013, 06:30 pm
City Lights Bookstore
Sylva, NC

ACE ATKINS discusses BROKEN PLACES  (author appearance)
Ace Atkins
06/07/2013, 06:00 pm
Inkwood Books
Tampa, FL

Summer of Stories: Art2-D2's Star Wars Party  (other event)
Michele Nutwell
06/08/2013, 02:00 pm
Cavalier House Books
Denham Springs, LA

Author Event - Mary Kay Andrews- Ladies' Night  (author appearance)
Mary Kay Andrews
06/08/2013, 10:00 am
The Country Bookshop
Southern Pines, NC

Crazy Ladies Book Tour  (author appearance)
Peggy Payne
06/08/2013, 06:00 pm
Hub City Bookshop
Spartanburg, SC

Deborah Coonts, LUCKY BASTARD  (author appearance)
Deborah Coonts
06/08/2013, 01:00 pm
FoxTale Book Shoppe
Woodstock, GA

Claire Cook, TIME FLIES (LAUNCH PARTY)  (author appearance)
Claire Cook
06/08/2013, 05:00 pm
FoxTale Book Shoppe
Woodstock, GA

Amalie Jahn - The Clay Lion  (author appearance)
Amalie Jahn
06/08/2013, 02:00 pm
Park Road Books
Charlotte, NC

FOR KIDS: Walter Wally – What Daddy Did Today   (author appearance)
Walter Wally
06/08/2013, 10:00 am
Books & Books Inc
Coral Gables, FL

Alan Greenberg -- Every Night the Trees Disappear & Love in Vai  (author appearance)
Alan Greenberg
06/08/2013, 02:30 pm
Books & Books Inc
Coral Gables, FL

Darah Zeledon – Girl With the Crooked Smile  (author appearance)
Darah Zeledon
06/08/2013, 05:00 pm
Books & Books Inc
Coral Gables, FL

Harry Underwood  (author appearance)
Harry Underwood
06/08/2013, 11:00 am
Barnhill's
Winston-Salem, NC

C. David Gelly  (author appearance)
C. David Gelly
06/08/2013, 02:00 pm
Barnhill's
Winston-Salem, NC

JUNIUS & ALBERT'S ADVENTURES IN THE CONFEDERACY WITH AUTHOR PETER CARLSON  (author appearance)
Peter Carlson
06/08/2013, 07:00 pm
Malaprop's Bookstore/Cafe
Asheville, NC

Live music: Wooden Indian Burial Ground, Native American  (other event)
Michele Nutwell
06/08/2013, 09:00 pm
Nightbird Books
Fayetteville, AR

Write To Publish- Samuel Beckett's Waiting for Godot  (writers group)
Michele Nutwell
06/08/2013, 06:30 pm
Quail Ridge Books & Music
Raleigh, NC

Prompt Writing with Nancy Peacock   (writers group)
Michele Nutwell
06/08/2013, 10:00 am
Flyleaf Books
Chapel Hill, NC

Dual reading: Peter Makuck & Katey Schultz  (author appearance)
Peter Makuck
06/08/2013, 02:00 pm
Flyleaf Books
Chapel Hill, NC

Bistro Music Series: Stephen Starritt  (other event)
Michele Nutwell
06/08/2013, 06:00 pm
Booksellers at Laurelwood
Memphis, TN

Saturday Story Time  (other event)
Michele Nutwell
06/08/2013, 10:30 pm
Parnassus Books
Nashville, TN

YA for not-so-Y-As Book Club: SHADOW AND BONE  (book club)
Michele Nutwell
06/09/2013, 06:15 pm
Avid Bookshop
Athens, GA

54th Annual NSSA Awards Weekend  (other event)
06/09/2013, 01:30 pm
Literary BookPost
Salisbury, NC

Book Your Lunch with Mary Kay Andrews  (author appearance)
Mary Kay Andrews
06/09/2013, 01:00 pm
Fiction Addiction
Greenville, SC

Ransom Riggs -- Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children  (author appearance)
Ransom Riggs
06/09/2013, 02:00 pm
Books & Books Inc
Coral Gables, FL

RACHELLE ROGERS presents her memoir RARE ATMOSPHERE  (author appearance)
Rachelle Rogers
06/09/2013, 03:00 pm
Malaprop's Bookstore/Cafe
Asheville, NC

54th Annual NSSA Awards Weekend  (other event)
Michele Nutwell
06/09/2013, 01:30 pm
Literary BookPost
Salisbury, NC

Author event with Rosemary Zibart - Author of True Brit  (author appearance)
Rosemary Zibart
06/09/2013, 02:00 pm
Parnassus Books
Nashville, TN

Writing With Intent  (writers group)
Georgia Court
06/10/2013, 06:30 pm
Charis Books & More
Atlanta, GA

okraKaren White- The Time Between  (author appearance)
Karen White
06/10/2013, 07:00 pm
The Fountainhead Bookstore
Hendersonville, NC

okraBook Your Lunch With Karen White  (author appearance)
Karen White
06/10/2013, 12:00 pm
Fiction Addiction
Greenville, SC

Jami Attenberg -- The Middlesteins  (author appearance)
Jami Attenberg
06/10/2013, 08:00 pm
Books & Books Inc
Coral Gables, FL

MYSTERY BOOKCLUB  (book club)
06/10/2013, 07:00 pm
Malaprop's Bookstore/Cafe
Asheville, NC

THE GOOD NURSE Reading by Author CHARLES GRAEBER  (author appearance)
The Good Nurse
06/10/2013, 07:00 pm
Malaprop's Bookstore/Cafe
Asheville, NC

Mary Kay Andrews - Ladies' Night  (author appearance)
Mary Kay Andrews
06/10/2013, 04:00 pm
Alabama Booksmith
Birmingham, AL

10:00am Morning Club  (book club)
Michele Nutwell
06/10/2013, 10:00 am
Bayou Book Company
Niceville, FL

6:00pm Evening Club  (book club)
Michele Nutwell
06/10/2013, 06:00 pm
Bayou Book Company
Niceville, FL

okraAnton DiSclafani- The Yonahlossee Riding Camp for Girls  (author appearance)
Anton DiSclafani
06/10/2013, 07:30 pm
Quail Ridge Books & Music
Raleigh, NC

The Blood of Heaven by Kent Wascom  (author appearance)
Kent Wascom
06/10/2013, 05:00 pm
Lemuria Books
JACKSON, MS

Kent Wascom signs THE BLOOD OF HEAVEN  (author appearance)
Kent Wascom
06/11/2013, 05:00 pm
Square Books
Oxford, MS

Dorothea Benton Frank- Author of The Last Original Wife  (author appearance)
Dorothea Benton Frank
06/11/2013, 11:00 am
Litchfield Books
Pawleys Island, SC

Charis Co-hosts The Yonahlossee Riding Camp for Girls by Emory alum Anton DiSclafani @ Toco Hills Library  (author appearance)
Anton DiSclafani
06/11/2013, 07:00 pm
Charis Books & More
Atlanta, GA

Reforming Arts: what is the state of arts and humanities education in Georgia prisons?  (other event)
Georgia Court
06/11/2013, 07:30 pm
Charis Books & More
Atlanta, GA

Kevin Duffus to Visit Bookpost  (author appearance)
Kevin Duffus
06/11/2013, 02:30 pm
Literary BookPost
Salisbury, NC

okraKaren White - The Time Between  (author appearance)
Karen White
06/11/2013, 07:00 pm
Park Road Books
Charlotte, NC

FOR KIDS: Junie B Jones Bus Tour  (author appearance)
Junie B. Jones
06/11/2013, 06:00 pm
Books & Books Inc
Coral Gables, FL

Colum McCann -- TransAtlantic  (author appearance)
Colum McCann
06/11/2013, 08:00 pm
Books & Books Inc
Coral Gables, FL

DEAN KING presents his book on the Hatfields & the McCoys  (author appearance)
Dean King
06/11/2013, 07:00 pm
Malaprop's Bookstore/Cafe
Asheville, NC

Allen Barra - Mickey & Willie: Mantle and Mays, the Parallel Lives of Baseball's Golden Age  (author appearance)
Allen Barra
06/11/2013, 04:00 pm
Alabama Booksmith
Birmingham, AL

Daniel James Brown- The Boys in the Boat: Nine Americans and Their Epic Quest for Gold at the 1936 Berlin Olympics  (author appearance)
Daniel James Brown
06/11/2013, 07:30 pm
Quail Ridge Books & Music
Raleigh, NC

Ladies' Night with Mary Kay Andrews  (author appearance)
Mary Kay Andrews
06/11/2013, 06:00 pm
Page & Palette
Fairhope, AL

Kevin Duffus to visit Bookpost  (author appearance)
Kevin Duffus
06/11/2013, 02:30 pm
Literary BookPost
Salisbury, NC

Fierce Reads Tour  (author appearance)
Anna Banks
06/11/2013, 06:00 pm
Booksellers at Laurelwood
Memphis, TN

Wine with the Author event with Daphne Kalotay - Author of Russian Winter  (author appearance)
Daphne Kalotay
06/11/2013, 06:30 pm
Parnassus Books
Nashville, TN

okraAuthor Event Luncheon - Karen White  (author appearance)
Karen White
06/12/2013, 12:00 pm
The Country Bookshop
Southern Pines, NC

Rick Atkinson-The Guns at Last Light talk & signing  (author appearance)
Rick Atkinson
06/12/2013, 07:15 pm
Eagle Eye Book Shop
Atlanta, GA

Book Your Lunch with Dorothea Benton Frank  (author appearance)
Dorothea Benton Frank
06/12/2013, 12:00 pm
Fiction Addiction
Greenville, SC

Fierce Reads Tour with Anna Banks, Leigh Bardugo, Jessica Brody, Emmy Laybourne, and Gennifer Albin  (author appearance)
Anna Banks
06/12/2013, 07:00 pm
Books & Books Inc
Coral Gables, FL

Laurence Leamer -- The Price of Justice   (author appearance)
Laurence Leamer
06/12/2013, 08:00 pm
Books & Books Inc
Coral Gables, FL

Country Jam  (other event)
06/12/2013, 06:00 pm
Barnhill's
Winston-Salem, NC

WILL SCHWALBE presents his book THE END OF YOUR LIFE BOOK CLUB  (author appearance)
Will Schwalbe
06/12/2013, 07:00 pm
Malaprop's Bookstore/Cafe
Asheville, NC

Lionel Shriver- Big Brother  (author appearance)
Lionel Shriver
06/12/2013, 07:30 pm
Quail Ridge Books & Music
Raleigh, NC

Omar Manejwala, M.D. discusses Craving: Why We Can't Seem to Get Enough  (author appearance)
Omar Manejwala
06/12/2013, 07:00 pm
Flyleaf Books
Chapel Hill, NC

okraANTON DISCLAFANI discusses and signs THE YONAHLOSSEE RIDING CAMP FOR GIRLS  (author appearance)
Anton DiSclafani
06/12/2013, 06:00 pm
Inkwood Books
Tampa, FL

John Hunter signs World Peace and Other 4th-Grade Achievements  (author appearance)
John Hunter
06/12/2013, 04:00 pm
Booksellers at Laurelwood
Memphis, TN

Mary Kay Andrews signs Ladies' Night  (author appearance)
Mary Kay Andrews
06/12/2013, 06:00 pm
Booksellers at Laurelwood
Memphis, TN

Annotations: Authors @ Cheekwood  (author appearance)
Michele Nutwell
06/12/2013, 06:30 pm
Parnassus Books
Nashville, TN

Author event with Dean King - Author of The Feud: The Hatfields and McCoys  (author appearance)
Dean King
06/12/2013, 06:30 pm
Parnassus Books
Nashville, TN

Game Drive by Marie Moore  (author appearance)
Marie Moore
06/13/2013, 05:00 pm
Lemuria Books
JACKSON, MS

Dean King signs THE FEUD  (author appearance)
Dean King
06/13/2013, 05:00 pm
Square Books
Oxford, MS

Dan Kennedy has a Novel American Spirit  (author appearance)
Dan Kennedy
06/13/2013, 06:30 pm
Avid Bookshop
Athens, GA

Safety Third's March to the Sea: Slow Burn Reading Tour  (author appearance)
John Carroll
06/13/2013, 08:30 pm
Avid Bookshop
Athens, GA

Author Event - Charlie Lovett's The Bookman's Tale  (author appearance)
Charlie Lovett
06/13/2013, 04:30 pm
The Country Bookshop
Southern Pines, NC

David Leddick -- The Beauty of Men Never Dies   (author appearance)
David Leddick
06/13/2013, 12:00 pm
Books & Books Inc
Coral Gables, FL

Madeleine de Cubas -- Los zapatos de Isidro  (author appearance)
Madeleine de Cubas
06/13/2013, 06:30 pm
Books & Books Inc
Coral Gables, FL

okraAnton DiSclanfani -- The Yonahlossee Riding Camp for Girls  (author appearance)
Anton DiSclafani
06/13/2013, 08:00 pm
Books & Books Inc
Coral Gables, FL

Book Club  (book club)
06/13/2013, 07:00 pm
Barnhill's
Winston-Salem, NC

ELLIOTT HOLT presents her novel YOU ARE ONE OF THEM  (author appearance)
Elliot Holt
06/13/2013, 07:00 pm
Malaprop's Bookstore/Cafe
Asheville, NC

Gin Phillips - The Hidden Summer  (author appearance)
Gin Phillips
06/13/2013, 04:00 pm
Alabama Booksmith
Birmingham, AL

The Time Between with Karen White  (author appearance)
Karen White
06/13/2013, 03:00 pm
The Edisto Bookstore
Edisto Island, SC

Moon Over Edisto with Beth Webb Hart  (author appearance)
Beth Webb Hart
06/13/2013, 03:00 pm
The Edisto Bookstore
Edisto Island, SC

Will Schwalbe  (author appearance)
Will Schwalbe
06/13/2013, 07:30 pm
Quail Ridge Books & Music
Raleigh, NC

Pre-School Story Time  (other event)
Michele Nutwell
06/13/2013, 10:30 am
Flyleaf Books
Chapel Hill, NC

Lionel Shriver discusses & signs Big Brother  (author appearance)
Lionel Shriver
06/13/2013, 12:00 pm
Flyleaf Books
Chapel Hill, NC

Flyleaf Second Thursday Poetry Reading & Open Mic  (other event)
Michele Nutwell
06/13/2013, 07:00 pm
Flyleaf Books
Chapel Hill, NC

Literacy Mid-South presents Literatini  (other event)
Michele Nutwell
06/13/2013, 06:00 pm
Booksellers at Laurelwood
Memphis, TN

After School Story Time  (other event)
Michele Nutwell
06/13/2013, 03:30 pm
Parnassus Books
Nashville, TN

Author event with Mary Kay Andrews - Author of Spring Fever  (author appearance)
Mary Kay Andrews
06/13/2013, 06:30 pm
Parnassus Books
Nashville, TN

Jon Pineda- Apology: A Novel   (author appearance)
Jon Pineda
06/13/2013, 07:00 pm
Prince Books
Norfolk, VA

Minrose Gwin and Frank X Walker sign REMEMBERING MEDGAR EVERS  (author appearance)
Minrose Gwin
06/14/2013, 05:00 pm
Square Books
Oxford, MS

okraKaren White- Author of The Time Between  (author appearance)
Karen White
06/14/2013, 11:00 am
Litchfield Books
Pawleys Island, SC

Two Day Right Brain Business Plan Workshop with Stacey Beth Schulman  (other event)
Georgia Court
06/14/2013, 07:00 pm
Charis Books & More
Atlanta, GA

Bestselling Author B.A. Shapiro Presents The Art Forger at 1708 Gallery  (author appearance)
B. A. Shapiro
06/14/2013, 06:30 pm
Fountain Bookstore
Richmond, VA

Kite Runner author KHALED HOSSEINI presents new novel AND THE MOUNTAINS ECHOED *ticket required  (author appearance)
Khaled Hosseini
06/14/2013, 07:00 pm
Malaprop's Bookstore/Cafe
Asheville, NC

Author C.C. Humphreys Books & Brews Tour  (author appearance)
C.C. Humphreys
06/14/2013, 06:00 pm
Avid Bookshop
Athens, GA

Merrie Haskell  (author appearance)
Merrie Haskell- Handbook for Dragon Slayers
06/14/2013, 07:00 pm
Regulator Bookshop
durham, NC

4 Fantasy/Science Fiction Authors  (author appearance)
Anna Banks
06/14/2013, 07:00 pm
Quail Ridge Books & Music
Raleigh, NC

Book Signing: Father Me, by Laurel Taitt, PH.D.  (author appearance)
Laurel Taitt
06/15/2013, 01:00 pm
Bible Emporium
North Miami, FL

David Mezzapelle & Becky Woodbridge Booksigning  (author appearance)
Becky Woodbridge
06/15/2013, 01:00 pm
Murder on the Beach Mystery Bookstore
Delray Beach, FL

THE CURIOUS VISION OF SAMMY LEVITT by Cliff Graubart  (author appearance)
Cliff Graubart
06/15/2013, 01:00 pm
FoxTale Book Shoppe
Woodstock, GA

Book Signing - Tom Angleberger and CeCe Bell  (author appearance)
Tom Angleberger
06/15/2013, 11:00 am
Sundial Books
Chincoteague, VA

TEEN BOOK CLUB!  (other event)
06/15/2013, 02:00 pm
Inkwood Books
Tampa, FL

Pre-School Story Time  (other event)
06/15/2013, 10:30 am
Flyleaf Books
Chapel Hill, NC

Marcialto Cam  (author appearance)
Marcialto Cam
06/15/2013, 02:00 pm
Barnhill's
Winston-Salem, NC

BEAR AND BEE with SERGIO RUZZIER  (author appearance)
Sergio Ruzzier
06/15/2013, 03:00 pm
Malaprop's Bookstore/Cafe
Asheville, NC

New Town Revue: CJ Bartunek, Fabrice Julien, Lilly Brown & Amanda Kapousouz  (other event)
06/15/2013, 06:30 pm
Avid Bookshop
Athens, GA

Khaled Hosseini- And the Mountains Echoed  (author appearance)
Khaled Hosseini
06/15/2013, 07:00 pm
Quail Ridge Books & Music
Raleigh, NC

Russell Blount  (author appearance)
Russell Blount
06/15/2013, 01:00 pm
Page & Palette
Fairhope, AL

Junie B. Jones Stupid Smelly Bus Tour  (author appearance)
Barbara Park
06/15/2013, 02:00 pm
Page & Palette
Fairhope, AL

Bill “Skywalker” Walker Visits City Lights Bookstore  (author appearance)
Bill Walker
06/15/2013, 06:30 pm
City Lights Bookstore
Sylva, NC

Lee Craig - Josephus Daniels  (author appearance)
Lee Craig
06/15/2013, 02:00 pm
Park Road Books
Charlotte, NC

Sheri Joseph signs Where You Can Find Me  (author appearance)
Sheri Joseph
06/15/2013, 02:00 pm
Booksellers at Laurelwood
Memphis, TN

Bistro Music Series: Side Street Steppers  (other event)
Michele Nutwell
06/15/2013, 06:00 pm
Booksellers at Laurelwood
Memphis, TN

Saturday Story Time  (other event)
Michele Nutwell
06/15/2013, 10:30 am
Parnassus Books
Nashville, TN

Author event with David Berg - Author of Run, Brother, Run  (author appearance)
David Berg
06/15/2013, 02:00 pm
Parnassus Books
Nashville, TN

Author event: Scott Phillips - Rake  (author appearance)
Scott Phillips
06/18/2013, 06:00 pm
Nightbird Books
Fayetteville, AR

Donald Koger signs The Corrupter  (author appearance)
Donald Eugene Koger
06/22/2013, 02:00 pm
Fountainhead Bookstore

Launch of new Sam Blackman Mystery  (author appearance)
Mark de Castrique
07/02/2013, 05:30 pm
The Fountainhead Bookstore
Hendersonville, NC

Talk by Mary Alice Monroe  (author appearance)
Mary Alice Monroe
07/07/2013, 05:00 pm
The Fountainhead Bookstore
Hendersonville, NC

Mary Alice Monroe Luncheon and Q & A  (author appearance)
Mary Alice Monroe
07/09/2013, 11:30 pm
Literary BookPost
Salisbury, NC

Mary Alice Monroe  (author appearance)
Mary Alice Monroe
07/11/2013, 06:00 pm
Quarter Moon Bookstore
Topsail Beach, NC

Ray McAllister  (author appearance)
Ray McAllister
07/17/2013, 02:00 pm
Quarter Moon Bookstore
Topsail Beach, NC

Ann Ipock  (author appearance)
Ann Ipock
07/18/2013, 04:00 pm
Quarter Moon Bookstore
Topsail Beach, NC

Brad Herzog Author Event  (author appearance)
Brad Herzog
07/19/2013, 03:00 pm
Spellbound Children's Bookshop
Asheville, NC

okraTalk by Susan Crandall  (author appearance)
Susan Crandall
07/23/2013, 05:30 pm
The Fountainhead Bookstore
Hendersonville, NC


Authors Round the South
www.authorsroundthesouth.com