{Writers are not like wine.}

In which Mr. Peder Zane explains how writers are not like wine, Mr. William Faulkner poses for his portrait, and weighty matters must be decided, such as pie vs. cake.

January 26, 2014

Pie vs. Cake

Dearest Readers,

Pie or Cake?  Which wins out in your state?  Here in her ladyship the editor’s home state of North Carolina, the question is almost as contentious as whether or not tomatoes belong in a barbecue sauce. (They don’t.)

In order to settle the question and thus do its part to promote world peace, Our State Magazine is hosting a Pie vs. Cake tournament. Which, alas, will be nothing like this, nor like this

However, starting on January 31 you will be able to cast your vote on such vitally important topics as:

Pecan Pie or Buttermilk?
Red Velvet Cake or Lemon Pound Cake?
Sweet Potato Pie or Pumpkin? (That’s an easy one)
Hummingbird cake or Pineapple Upside Down?

Have you nominated your favorite southern books yet?

SIBA Book Award Nomination Form

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her ladyship, the editor


Lady Banks' Pick of the Week


Lady Banks' Commonplace Book


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

Starting OverOn a February afternoon, Wallace Harkins is driving out of town on a five-mile country road to see his mother. He was born and raised in the house where she lives, but the total impracticality of keeping an aging lady out there alone in that large a place is beginning to trouble him.

His mother does not know he is coming. He used to try to telephone, but sometimes she doesn’t answer. She will never admit either to not hearing the ring, or to not being in the mood to pick up the receiver, though one of the other must be true.

At the moment Mrs. Harkins is polishing some silver at the kitchen sing. At times she looks out in the yard. In winter the pecan trees are gray and bare--a network of gray branches, the ones near the trunk large as a man’s wrist, the smaller ones reaching out, lacing and dividing, all going toward cold outer air. Sometimes Mrs. Harkins sees a boy sitting halfway up a tree, among the branches. Who is he? Why is he there? Sometimes he isn’t there.

--Elizabeth Spencer “The Boy in the Tree” in Starting Over, Stories (Liverwright, 2014) 9780871406811

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Book & Author Gossip

Writing about Grief and Loss
Braving the FireBraving the Fire is not a lonely excursion into the tough stuff. Handler welcomes writers of all stages immediately into the community of writers, offering encouragement toward the act of stringing words together. Yet she deftly sidesteps the tired disparagement of “writing as therapy,” a tag used by critics to separate out what is seen as literary from what is not in life writing.  9781250014634

 

 

 

Elizabeth Spencer’s Top Ten List
Starting OverWriters are not like wine; most do not improve with age. For many, their first book is their best; others hit their height mid-career. The number who reach their peak – or rediscover it – in old age is vanishingly small. Which is another reason why we are so lucky to have Elizabeth Spencer. 9780871406811

 

 

 

 

Patrick Smith dies at 87
A Land RememberedSmith has been nominated three times for the Pulitzer Prize, in 1973 for Forever Island, which was a 1974 selection of Reader’s Digest Condensed Books both in the English language edition and in all of the worldwide foreign language editions; in 1978 for Angel City, which was produced as a “Movie of the Week” for the CBS television network; and in 1984 for A Land Remembered, which was an Editors’ Choice selection of the New York Times Book Review. 9781561641161

William Faulkner, dressed for the Hounds
At 10 a.m., Bill pulled up in his little Rambler station wagon. He commenced to taking his riding clothes out of the back of the car. He said, “You got a place I can dress here?”  I said, ‘What kind of outfit is THIS?’ He didn’t say anything. His hair was all groomed and he was clean shaven. It didn’t take him ten minutes to put his riding habit on. I took one look at him and said, ‘My God what an outfit!’ He gave me a genial smile, but he was ready to get on with the picture-making.

Long Man Party Menu
Long ManWhile this set-in-the-South novel takes place during the Great Depression, it seems the small town of Yuneetah is well accustomed to just-getting-by. From the apple trees and corn fields, to Annie Clyde's fried chicken—this novel-inspired menu will transport you and your book club to the East Tennessee town. 9780307593436

 

 

 

 

Jose Emilio Pacheco, Tennessee Williams translator, dies at 74
Battles in the DesertJose Antonio Pascual Rodriguez, a member of the Cervantes Prize jury and representative of the Spanish Royal Academy, called Pacheco "an exceptional poet of daily life, with a depth, a freedom of thought, an ability to create his own world, an ironic distance from reality when it's necessary, and a linguistic use ... that is impeccable."  Pacheco also taught literature at universities in the United States, Britain and Canada and translated works by Samuel Beckett, Tennessee Williams and T.S. Eliot. 9780811210201

 

 

North Carolina’s Wiley Cash
This Dark Road to MercyHow did you come up with the plot for This Dark Road to Mercy? The idea came from a story my wife told me. She grew up playing softball and practicing sliding with her dad. I thought what if a girl was to slide into third base, dust herself off, see her absent father in the stands, and think ‘Why has he tried to come back into my life?’ This novel explores the ties of family and whether people can make right the things they’ve done wrong in the past. I’m really interested in families that don’t always work.” 9780062088253

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STARS Authors: Karen Matthews

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.

Kaye Wilkinson Barley

Kaye Wilkinson BarleyWHIMSEY is Kaye Wilkinson Barley's first novel. She lives with her husband, Don, in the North Carolina mountains along with Harley Doodle Barley, the Wonder Corgi.

Kaye is Blog Mistress of Meanderings and Muses. She also steps in as "Oh, Kaye!" the first Sunday of every month at Jungle Red Writers. Kaye was a contributor to two regional Western North Carolina anthologies - - - "Clothes Lines," and "Women's Spaces Women's Places," both edited by Celia H. Miles and Nancy Dillingham.

Kaye's Touring Schedule:

  • Alabama, Birmingham | 02/08/2014 to 02/09/2014

  • Maryland, Bethesda | 05/02/2014 to 05/05/2014

  • North Carolina, Boone | 06/28/2014 to 06/29/2014

  • Tennessee, Nashville | 08/21/2014 to 08/24/2014

Request Kaye for a book club or event

Kaye's Profile Page on STARS

WhimseyWhimsey

WHIMSEY is a novel of southern fiction with a splash of magic and a touch of fantasy, topped with a sprinkling of humor. The magic was already there when cigar-smoking matriarch Elizabeth Calhoun established an artist’s colony on an island off the coast of Georgia and named it Whimsey. Elizabeth’s ghost still drops in from time to time to make sure things are going as she planned. There’s also a wicked pixie named Earlene who fancies tight-fitting designer clothes and Louboutin stilettos. Elizabeth’s grandniece, Emma Hamilton Foley, a once-promising jewelry designer who moved away from the island, now fears her talent has deserted her. Along with her four best childhood friends, she has been invited to be a resident artist at Whimsey’s new upscale gallery, Les étoiles. To join them, she’ll need to regain her talent, face the demons from her past and her feelings about Eli Tatnall, whom she loved as a girl. Will moving back to the Island of Whimsey bring the magic back? WHIMSEY is a story of hope and affirmation, about families and best girlfriends, connections and feelings. It’s about the things in life that make us happy and the things that scare us to death. And the people who walk through life with us. 9780615768885

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

Drinks and Book Gossip at Inkwood Books

Tequila MockingbirdIt was a delicate dance. But having grown up as a Broadway dancer in musicals such as Gypsy and Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, Tim Federle was up to the task. On the one hand, the folks that crowded Inkwood Books on Jan. 22 were 11-year-old kids with an earnest appreciation for Federle's middle school novels Better Nate Than Ever and Five, Six, Seven, Nate! And on the other they were literature-loving drink aficionados charmed by Tequila Mockingbird: Cocktails with a Literary Twist, his new recipe guide voted the No. 1 cookbook of the year on Goodreads. (Tim Federle) 9780762448654

Half BadNot since the Harry Potter books – yes, I said it! – have I felt so fully immersed in an author’s creation. Sally Green spent most of her life as an accountant, and I must admit that I, as an aspiring author, am a bit jealous that a debut novelist can seemingly come out of nowhere and garner all the trappings of a tremendous book. However, as a bookseller, I couldn’t be more stoked over Half Bad, and this launch novel of a trilogy truly deserves all the hype surrounding it – and much more. (Amanda Hurley) 9780670016785

 

 

CriminalTerra Elan McVoy, part-time bookseller at Little Shop of Stories and full-time author extraordinaire, was named a nominee for the Edgar Award in the Young Adult division for her 2013 novel, Criminal, by the Mystery Writers of America. The winners of this prestigious award, named after Edgar Allan Poe to honor the best in mystery fiction, will be announced on May 1st.  (via) 9781442421622

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Lady Banks' {Book} Trailer Park: Bobby Deen's Everyday Eats


Five Six Seven Nate

Bobby Dean's Everyday EatsBobby Deen’s life has always revolved around food—especially good Southern fare. But he knows that with a busy lifestyle in and out of the kitchen, finding the time to make delicious, nourishing meals can be tough. Just because your schedule is overstuffed doesn’t mean your belly has to be. Now, in Bobby Deen’s Everyday Eats, Bobby helps you get a tasty and good-for-you dinner on the table in no time flat, with dozens of delectable recipes all under 350 calories and all prepared in less than 30 minutes.

9780804177160

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Read This! Okra Picks, Indie Next & Recommended Reading from Lily Rain


Okra PicksFrom the Okra Picks

Ghosts of Tupelo Landing by Sheila Turnage
Liverwright Publishing Corporation, Hardcover, January
9780871406811

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Ghosts of Tupelo LandingThe eagerly anticipated followup to the Newbery honor winner and "New York Times" bestseller, "Three Times Lucky"

"Small towns have rules. One is, you got to stay who you are -- no matter how many murders you solve."

When Miss Lana makes an Accidental Bid at the Tupelo auction and winds up the mortified owner of an old inn, she doesn't realize there's a ghost in the fine print. Naturally, Desperado Detective Agency (aka Mo and Dale) opens a paranormal division to solve the mystery of the ghost's identity. They've got to figure out who the ghost is so they can interview it for their history assignment (extra credit). But Mo and Dale start to realize that the Inn isn't the only haunted place in Tupelo Landing. People can also be haunted by their own past. As Mo and Dale handily track down the truth about the ghost (with some help from the new kid in town), they discover the truth about a great many other people, too.

The Ghosts of Tupelo LandingA laugh out loud, ghostly, Southern mystery that can be enjoyed by readers visiting Tupelo Landing for the first time, as well as those who are old friends of Mo and Dale.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Read This! Indie Next and Lily Rain's Recommendations

Dept. of SpeculationDept. of Speculation: A Novel, by Jenny Offill
(Knopf, 9780385350815, $22.95)
“I found myself gasping at the sheer beauty and conciseness of Offill’s sentences in this portrait of a marriage. Dept. of Speculation can be devoured quickly, or readers can linger in it over many sittings. Covering the topics of love, loneliness, grief, joy, fidelity, beauty, depression, mania, motherhood, and writing, the shifting points of view are subtle yet profound, and despite the darkness and sadness of the story, when I closed the book I was left more alert and attentive, and feeling more alive. Highly recommended!” —Janet Geddis, Avid Bookshop, Athens, GA

ArchetypeArchetype: A Novel, by M.D. Waters
(Dutton, 9780525954231, $26.95)
“Emma has just woken up with no memories. Her husband, Declan, who is very involved in her recovery, takes time to care for her and help her relearn everything. Then Emma starts to have nightmares that she begins to think may be more real than the life she’s come to know — memories of another husband and of a war and a resistance movement. When Emma’s two lives collide, she has to decide who to trust before both lives are snuffed out. This is a great futuristic novel that will lead readers to questions of ethics and provide lots of material for group discussions.” —Melissa Oates, Fiction Addiction, Greenville, SC - See more at: http://www.bookweb.org/node/28301#sthash.WOBmUAqm.dpuf

From Lily Rain:

Over the past few weeks I’ve looked at the books that would fall on the dystopian and realistic fiction shelves and this week I want to look at, what seems to be the up-and-coming trend: Mythological Fantasy. It’s just a heartbeat away from the infamous “Twilight”, Paranormal-Romance craze, but it’s different enough to catch my attention. Here are some noteworthy Mythological stories with a touch of Southern flavor:    

SentinelThe Book: Sentinel: Covenant Series (book 5)
Author: Jennifer L. Armentrout
Published: November, 2013
Category:
Paranormal, Fantasy, Mythology, Paranormal-Romance
Setting: North Carolina
9781937053574

YA lovers of mythology should not miss out on this series! It’s got the works: good writing, an intriguing plot, a strong female protagonist, lovable characters, forbidden love, and of course the whole thing about fate and destiny. The story follows 17 year-old Alexandria Andros, whose mother is a “Pure Blood” (the daughter of two Gods) and whose father is a human. This makes her a “Half-Blood” (which is also the title of the first book in the series). The characters of this world all live as part of Covenants, which are located in various places around the country and is where pure-bloods and half-bloods live away from the mortal world and are trained for their future jobs. The Covenant that Alex is part of is located on an Island, off the coast of North Carolina. The southern setting is one of the reasons I choose to put this on the list, but also because the author, Jennifer L. Armentrout, is a southern gal from West Virginia. This series is one of the best YA mythologies out there right now! Armentrout does an amazing job of weaving Greek Mythology into her modern day fantasy, which will keep you on your toes, book after book. In the books leading up to “Sentinel”, Alex has many trials to overcome: she has to try and prove herself to the Counsel, who hopes she fails, as a worthy fighter so that she can become a sentinel (versus a servant, or worse, a slave); she has to fight against  her unbounding love for a pure-blood, which is strictly forbidden- all the while trying to figure out how she feels about the guy she’s been fated to be with; There’s a long, forgotten, fanatical group who are out to kill her and the whole thing about fate and destiny and whether she’ll make it to her Awakening. In “Apollyon” the 4th book in the series, which was released in early 2013, Alex needs to find out what it really means to be an Apollyon. The problem is that the only person who can answer these questions has been dead for years. So she finds herself trying to battle her way through the underworld because the God’s will stop at nothing to sever the “God Killer” powers she has. Then, in late 2013, Jennifer Amentrout’s bestselling series ended with a bang in “Sentinel”, the action-packed 5th and final book of the Covenant Series. The mortal world, now in peril and on the verge of complete destruction, Alex must make the most difficult decision she’s had to make yet; will she be able to sacrifice herself to save the world. I highly recommend this series to mythology buffs and lovers of paranormal romance. It’s a great addition for those who already have the Vampire Academy, House of Night, Twilight or Shiver series on their shelves. Not to mention, it has a TV series in the works!                  

Of TritonThe Book: Of Triton: The Syrena Legacy (book 2)
Author:  Anna Banks
Published: May, 2013
Category:
Fantasy, Mermaids, Mythology, Paranormal-Romance
Setting: Florida
9781250003331

Mermaids, anyone? What I love about this series by Anna Banks, is that out of all of the hit YA books on the shelves these days, there’s so few that venture into the unknown underwater world. Set on the shores of sunny Florida, we find ourselves in the middle of a story about Emma, a human girl (or so she thinks) who seems to have an affinity with sea animals and Galen, a Syrena prince (or merman, in layman terms). In the first book, “Of Poseidon”, Galen watches Emma battle off a shark and win, and knowing that there’s more to her than meets the eye he decides to go and find out what it is (as a Syrena, he has the ability to grow legs and appear human). Together the two of them must work together to uncover the mystery of Emma’s heritage, while trying to fight against their growing attraction for one another, because while Galen cannot have Emma for his own, her unique gifts may just be the key to saving his kingdom. What they end up uncovering is that Emma’s mother is a long-lost Poseidon princess.  In “Of Triton”, the 2nd book in the Syrena Legacy, Emma is dealing with a major identity crisis: As a Half-Breed, she’s a freak in the human world and an abomination in the Syrena realm below. Syrena law states that all Half- Breeds should be put to death. To make matters worse, her mother’s reappearance among the Syrena turns the two kingdoms—Poseidon and Triton—against one another. Which leaves Emma with a decision to make: Should she comply with Galen’s request to keep herself safe and just hope for the best? Or should she risk it all and reveal herself—and her Gift—to save a people she’s never known? This series is definitely worth checking out and stands out among other YA novels, by not taking itself too serious. This story is sweet, flirty, quirky and unashamedly fun. The 3rd and final book in the series, “Of Neptune”, is expected to be published in May of this year.   

AwakenThe Book: Awaken: Abandon Trilogy (book 3)
Author: Meg Cabot
Published: February, 2013
Category:
Fantasy, Mythology, Paranormal-Romance
Setting: Florida
9780545284127

New York Times bestselling author Meg Cabot brings us a dark, fantastical, mythological tale in her Abandon Series that is set in both Florida and the Underworld. Cabot does an excellent job of being imaginative and creative while still sticking to mythological roots, which is not always an easy combination to find in YA mythologies. The series follows Pierce, a normal teen, except that she’s perhaps maybe overly empathetic and born into a privileged family. Then she dies. Pierce escapes the keeper of the Underworld, John, but isn’t the same anymore. She has violent outbursts and to the rest of the world, who think she should be grateful for this second shot at life, she seems angry and different. So her mother takes her to a small island off the Florida Keys, where she grows up and where her family still resides. It’s there that Pierce starts to get answers to questions about things she didn’t even know existed, and the worst part is that she learns that the Furies are after her and want to take her back to the Underworld. In the 2nd book of the series, “Underworld”, Pierce finds herself being held against her will in the dim, twilit world between heaven and hell, where the spirits of the deceased wait before embarking upon their final journey. She is being held by John, who is keeping her there to protect her from the Furies who were after her in the first book. In “Awaken”, the third and final book of this series, which was published in July of last year, Pierce has a lot on her plate: she’s got to try and save John from a permanent death, save the Underworld from the Furies who are causing major chaos, save her cousin Alex and try to right a balance in the Underworld that was set adrift by John's actions in bringing him back from the dead, and also save her friend Kayla who got dragged into the Underworld trying to save her life. Phew- it’s a lot of action and definitely a page turner. All-in-all, this series is extremely entertaining with some creative twists, intertwining modern day times with age old mythology, and the thrills, chills and suspense that will keep you up reading all night.

Other Considerations

TeardropTeardrop, the first book in Lauren Kate’s new “Teardrop” trilogy, is set in New Iberia, Louisiana, and follows Seventeen-year-old Eureka, a young girl who has been told never, ever to cry, but never why. The reason I wanted to mention this book is because I think the setting is perfect! This is mythological-fantasy about Atlantis, and draws upon the wild winds and hurricane prone seas of Louisiana, to create the perfect place for this story to be told. For a YA novel, this story is a bit on the sadder side. Eureka watches as her mother is tragically swallowed by a wave and dies. The aftermath leaves her with so much sadness and no outlet that she’s suicidal. I think the subject matter puts the book on the 13-14 year old+ shelf. Otherwise, it’s an entertaining read, and probably what most fans of Kate’s bestselling “Fallen Series” were hoping for. The over-all idea of this series starter- Eureka finds herself living with her father after her mother’s tragic accident, who hasn’t been the same since her mother divorced him. He’s re-married now to a woman who annoys Eureka, sending her to therapy all of the time, but on the bright side, has two new adorable kids, Eureka’s four year old step-twin brothers. The story starts unfolding when she receives some final gifts from her mother; a mysterious thunderstone, a locket and a book- “The Book of Love”, which is written in a language that only the local fortune teller knows. The mystery is revealed piece by piece, as we learn why Eureka is told never to cry, her lineage to “Selene's Tearline”, about Ander, the sexy Seadbearer and his role in her life, and the Atlantean myth involving two ancient lovers, Leander and Selene. It’s all very exciting if you can get past all of the angst! The 2nd book in the trilogy, “Waterfall”, is expected to be published October of this year. 9780385742658

Midnight FrostMidnight Frost, the 5th book in the “Mythos Academy” series, follows Gwen Frost who attends Mythos Academy; a school of myths, magic and warrior whiz kids. I choose to mention this book, not only because I love the myths, magic and warrior whiz concept, but also because it’s written by bestselling southern author Jennifer Estep, who writes the majority of her books, set in the south. This one happens to be set in Ashville, North Carolina and centers on Gwen, a teenage Gypsy who has the gift of psychometry (which means she gets psychic impressions from the things she touches). Shortly after the death of her mom, Gwen's grandmother enrolled her in the Mythos Academy, where the halls are filled with Valkyrie, Amazons, Spartans, and other skilled warriors. The story follows her as she learns to use her powers to, for example, solve a mysterious murder at the school when everyone else seems to not care. She also runs into, what will become a big problem for her, the Reapers of Chaos. In “Midnight Frost” Gwen and her friends find themselves on a road trip to Colorado, after a failed attempt by the Reapers to poison Gwen went bad and they ended up poisoning someone else instead. They have to go to Colorado, to the Mythos Academy there, in hopes of finding a cure. The 6th and final book of the series is expected to be published in February. 9780758281494

More recommended reading from southern bookstores

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Southern Indie Bestsellers

For the week ending January 19, 2013. Books on the Southern Indie Bestseller List that are southern in nature or have been recently recommended by southern indie booksellers.

- A STARS Author | Okra Pick! - A SIBA Okra Pick 
Titles in red are SIBA Book Award winners and finalists!
Printable versions: Hardcover | Paperback | Children.

HARDCOVER FICTION


1. The Goldfinch
Donna Tartt, Little Brown, $30, 9780316055437
okra2. The Invention of Wings
Sue Monk Kidd, Viking, $27.95, 9780670024780

3. Sycamore Row
John Grisham, Doubleday, $28.95, 9780385537131
4. The Dead in Their Vaulted Arches
Alan Bradley, Delacorte, $24, 9780385344050
5. Gone Girl
Gillian Flynn, Crown, $25, 9780307588364
6. The First Phone Call From Heaven
Mitch Albom, Harper, $24.99, 9780062294371
7. The Signature of All Things
Elizabeth Gilbert, Viking, $28.95, 9780670024858
8. The Luminaries
Eleanor Catton, Little Brown, $27, 9780316074315
9. The Good Lord Bird
James McBride, Riverhead, $27.95, 9781594486340
10. The Husband's Secret
Liane Moriarty, Amy Einhorn Books, $25.95, 9780399159343
11. Radiance of Tomorrow
Ishmael Beah, Sarah Crichton Books, $25, 9780374246020
12. The Gods of Guilt
Michael Connelly, Little Brown, $28, 9780316069519
13. The Kept
James Scott, Harper, $25.99, 9780062236739
14. Command Authority
Tom Clancy, Putnam Adult, $29.95, 9780399160479
15. The Cuckoo's Calling
Robert Galbraith, Mulholland, $26, 9780316206846

HARDCOVER NONFICTION


1. Duty: Memoirs of a Secretary at War
Robert M. Gates, Knopf, $35, 9780307959478
2. Things That Matter
Charles Krauthammer, Crown Forum, $28, 9780385349178
3. David and Goliath
Malcolm Gladwell, Little Brown, $29, 9780316204361
4. The Death of Santini
Pat Conroy, Nan A. Talese, $28.95, 9780385530903
5. Everything I Need to Know I Learned From a Little Golden Book
Diane Muldrow, Golden Books, $9.99, 9780307977618
6. Love & War: Twenty Years, Three Presidents, Two Daughters & One Louisiana Home
James Carville, Mary Matalin, Blue Rider, $28.95, 9780399167249
7. Killing Jesus
Bill O'Reilly, Martin Dugard, Holt, $28, 9780805098549
8. The Southerner's Handbook: A Guide to Living the Good Life
Garden & Gun Magazine, HarperWave, $27.99, 9780062242389
9. Downton Tabby
Chris Kelly, S&S, $10, 9781476765938
10. This Is the Story of a Happy Marriage
Ann Patchett, Harper, $27.99, 9780062236678
11. George Washington's Secret Six
Brian Kilmeade, Don Yaeger, Sentinel, $27.95, 9781595231031
12. Little Failure
Gary Shteyngart, Random House, $27, 9780679643753
13. Stitches
Anne Lamott, Riverhead, $17.95, 9781594632587
14. Your Life Calling: Reimagining the Rest of Your Life
Jane Pauley, S&S, $26, 9781476733760
15. A Short Guide to a Long Life
David B. Agus, S&S, $17.95, 9781476730950

PAPERBACK FICTION


1. Life After Life
Kate Atkinson, Back Bay, $18, 9780316176491
2. Tenth of December
George Saunders, Random House, $15, 9780812984255
3. Me Before You
Jojo Moyes, Penguin, $16, 9780143124542
4. Dear Life
Alice Munro, Vintage, $15.95, 9780307743725
5. The Aviator's Wife
Melanie Benjamin, Bantam, $15, 9780345528681
6. The Light Between Oceans
M.L. Stedman, Scribner, $16, 9781451681758
7. Flight Behavior
Barbara Kingsolver, Harper Perennial, $16.99, 9780062124272
8. Where'd You Go, Bernadette
Maria Semple, Back Bay, $14.99, 9780316204262
9. The Golem and the Jinni
Helene Wecker, Harper Perennial, $15.99, 9780062110848
10. Return to Tradd Street
Karen White, NAL, $15, 9780451240590
11. The Dinner
Herman Koch, Hogarth, $14, 9780385346856
12. A Tale for the Time Being
Ruth Ozeki, Penguin, $16, 9780143124870
13. The Great Gatsby
F.Scott Fitzgerald, Scribner, $15, 9781451689433
14. The Round House
Louise Erdrich, Harper Perennial, $15.99, 9780062065254
okra15. Life After Life
Jill McCorkle, Shannon Ravenel Books, $14.95, 9781616203221

TRADE PAPERBACK NONFICTION


1. Wild
Cheryl Strayed, Vintage, $15.95, 9780307476074
2. The Monuments Men
Robert M. Edsel, Back Bay, $17, 9780316240055
3. The Wolf of Wall Street
Jordan Belfort, Bantam, $16, 9780345549334
4. Proof of Heaven
Eben Alexander, M.D., S&S, $15.99, 9781451695199
5. Lone Survivor
Marcus Luttrell, Back Bay, $17, 9780316067607
6. Thinking, Fast and Slow
Daniel Kahneman, FSG, $16, 9780374533557
7. Quiet
Susan Cain, Broadway, $16, 9780307352156
8. My Beloved World
Sonia Sotomayor, Vintage, $15.95, 9780345804839
9. Hyperbole and a Half
Allie Brosh, Touchstone, $17.99, 9781451666175
10. Orange Is the New Black
Piper Kerman, Spiegel & Grau, $16, 9780812986181
11. Wreck This Journal
Keri Smith, Perigee, $15, 9780399161940
12. Philomena
Martin Sixsmith, Penguin, $16, 9780143124726
13. Unfathomable City: A New Orleans Atlas
Rebecca Solnit, Rebecca Snedeker, University of California Press, $29.95, 9780520274044
14. The World Almanac and Book of Facts
Sarah Janssen (Ed.), World Almanac, $13.99, 9781600571824
15. Unlikely Loves
Jennifer S. Holland, Workman, $13.95, 9780761174424

MASS MARKET


1. Lone Survivor
Marcus Luttrell, Little Brown, $9, 9780316324069
2. A Game of Thrones
George R.R. Martin, Bantam, $9.99, 9780553593716
3. The Diary of a Young Girl
Anne Frank, Bantam, $7.99, 9780553577129
4. Animal Farm
George Orwell, Signet, $9.99, 9780451526342
5. To Kill a Mockingbird
Harper Lee, Grand Central, $7.99, 9780446310789
6. 1984
George Orwell, Signet, $9.99, 9780451524935
7. A Dance With Dragons
George R.R. Martin, Bantam, $9.99, 9780553582017
8. Lord of the Flies
William Golding, Berkley, $9.99, 9780399501487
9. Unintended Consequences
Stuart Woods, Signet, $9.99, 9780451414397
10. A Feast for Crows
George R.R. Martin, Bantam, $9.99, 9780553582024

CHILDREN'S ILLUSTRATED


1. Goodnight Moon
Margaret Wise Brown, Clement Hurd (Illus.), Harper, $8.99, 9780694003617
2. The Day the Crayons Quit
Drew Daywalt, Oliver Jeffers (Illus.), Philomel, $17.99, 9780399255373
3. Thomas Jefferson: Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Everything
Maira Kalman, Nancy Paulsen Books, $17.99, 9780399240409
4. On the Night You Were Born
Nancy Tillman, Feiwel & Friends, $7.99, 9780312601553
5. What Does the Fox Say?
Ylvis, Svein Nyhus (Illus.), Simon & Schuster, $17.99, 9781481422239
6. Good Night, Gorilla
Peggy Rathmann, Putnam, $7.99, 9780399230035
7. The Very Hungry Caterpillar
Eric Carle, Putnam, $10.99, 9780399226908
8. Pete the Cat: Valentine's Day Is Cool
Kimberly Dean, James Dean (Illus.), HarperFestival, $9.99, 9780062198655
9. How to Train a Train
Jason Carter Eaton, John Rocco (Illus.), Candlewick, $16.99, 9780763663070
10. Pete the Cat and His Magic Sunglasses
James Dean, Kimberly Dean, Harper, $17.99, 9780062275561

CHILDREN'S INTEREST


1. The Book Thief
Markus Zusak, Knopf, $12.99, 9780385754729
2. The Fault in Our Stars
John Green, Dutton, $17.99, 9780525478812
3. Looking for Alaska
John Green, Speak, $9.99, 9780142402511
4. The Giver
Lois Lowry, Laurel-Leaf, $6.99, 9780440237686
5. Wonder
R.J. Palacio, Knopf, $15.99, 9780375869020
6. The LEGO Movie: The Piece of Resistance
Scholastic, Ameet Studio (Illus.), Scholastic, $8.99, 9780545624619
7. Paper Towns
John Green, Speak, $9.99, 9780142414934
8. Flora and Ulysses: The Illuminated Adventures
Kate DiCamillo, K.G. Campbell (Illus.), Candlewick, $17.99, 9780763660406
9. Hatchet
Gary Paulsen, Aladdin, $6.99, 9781416936473
10. Alabama Moon
Watt Key, Square Fish, $7.99, 9780312384289

CHILDREN'S FICTION SERIES TITLES


1. Divergent
Veronica Roth, Katherine Tegen Books, $9.99, 9780062024039
2. Hollow City (The Second Novel of Miss Peregrine's Peculiar Children)
Ransom Riggs, Quirk, $17.99, 9781594746123
3. Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Hard Luck
Jeff Kinney, Amulet, $13.95, 9781419711329
4. Insurgent (Divergent, #2)
Veronica Roth, Katherine Tegen Books, $17.99, 9780062024046
5. Mockingjay (The Final Book of the Hunger Games)
Suzanne Collins, Scholastic, $18.99, 9780439023511
6. Allegiant (Divergent, #3)
Veronica Roth, Katherine Tegen Books, $19.99, 9780062024060
7. Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children
Ransom Riggs, Quirk, $10.99, 9781594746031
8. The Hunger Games
Suzanne Collins, Scholastic, $12.99, 9780545425117
9. I Am Amelia Earhart (Ordinary People Change World)
Brad Meltzer, Christopher Eliopoulos (Illus.), Dial, $12.99, 9780803740822
10. The Lost Hero (The Heroes of Olympus, Book One)
Rick Riordan, Hyperion, $9.99, 9781423113461

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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! See the full Southern Indie Bestseller list here.
The Husband's Secret
Radiance of Tomorrow
The Gods of Guilt
 The Kept
Command Authority
The Cuckoo's Calling
The Death of Santini
Love & War: Twenty Years, Three Presidents, Two Daughters & One Louisiana Home
Killing Jesus
The Southerner's Handbook: A Guide to Living the Good Life
Downton Tabby
George Washington's Secret Six
Your Life Calling: Reimagining the Rest of Your Life
Flight Behavior
Return to Tradd Street
The Great Gatsby
Life After Life
The Wolf of Wall Street
Thinking, Fast and Slow
Unfathomable City: A New Orleans Atlas
The Diary of a Young Girl
Animal Farm
Lord of the Flies
Unintended Consequences
How to Train a Train
Pete the Cat and His Magic Sunglasses
The LEGO Movie: The Piece of Resistance
Hatchet
Alabama Moon


Author Readings


Events at Southen Indie Bookstores 

James Scott - The Kept  (author appearance)
James Scott
01/30/2014, 05:00 pm
Alabama Booksmith
Birmingham, AL

okraWiley Cash -This Dark Road To Mercy  (author appearance)
Wiley Cash
02/10/2014, 04:00 pm
Alabama Booksmith
Birmingham, AL

okraWiley Cash THIS DARK ROAD TO MERCY  (author appearance)
Wiley Cash
02/07/2014, 05:00 pm
The Country Bookshop
Southern Pines, NC

okraHave Lunch with Wiley Cash  (author appearance)
Wiley Cash
01/31/2014, 12:00 pm
Blue Ridge Books

Stories & Sweets With Elizabeth Michels and Christy English  (author appearance)
Elizabeth Michels
02/08/2014, 02:00 pm
Fiction Addiction
Greenville, SC

Joe Nelms - The Last Time I Died  (author appearance)
Joe Nelms
01/29/2014, 06:30 pm
Books & Books

Edwidge Danticat -- Haiti Noir 2: The Classics  (author appearance)
Edwidge Danticat
01/29/2014, 08:00 pm
Books & Books

Alexis Valdés - Con todo mi humor  (author appearance)
01/30/2014, 06:30 pm
Books & Books

Allan Greenberg - Allan Greenberg: Classical Architect  (author appearance)
Allan Greenberg
01/30/2014, 08:00 pm
Books & Books

Alastair Gordon & Christopher Rawlins - Fire Island Modernist  (author appearance)
Alastair Gordon
01/31/2014, 08:00 pm
Books & Books

Isabel Allende - Ripper - Miami Dade College, Wolfson Campus - Chapman Conference Cente  (author appearance)
Isabel Allende
02/01/2014, 07:00 pm
Books & Books

An Evening with Malcolm Gladwell  (author appearance)
Malcolm Gladwell
01/29/2014, 08:00 pm
A Cappella Books
Atlanta, GA

James Scott Book Signing  (author appearance)
James Scott
02/01/2014, 02:00 pm
A Cappella Books
Atlanta, GA

You Gotta Read This: A Literature Roundtable on the "Beloved Community" with Kung Li, Susana Morris, and Elizabeth Anderso  (other event)
01/30/2014, 07:30 pm
Charis Books & More
Atlanta, GA

okraThe Last Days of California by Mary Miller  (author appearance)
Mary Miller
01/30/2014, 05:00 pm
Lemuria Books
JACKSON, MS

okraMary Miller signs THE LAST DAYS OF CALIFORNIA  (author appearance)
Mary Miller
01/29/2014, 05:00 pm
Square Books
Oxford, MS

Jessica Handler signs BRAVING THE FIRE  (author appearance)
Jessica Handler
01/31/2014, 05:00 pm
Square Books
Oxford, MS

Wendy Webb reads from her new thriller The Vanishing  (author appearance)
Wendy Webb
02/01/2014, 11:00 am
Flyleaf Books
Chapel Hill, NC

okraWiley Cash discusses his new novel This Dark Road to Mercy  (author appearance)
Wiley Cash
02/04/2014, 07:00 pm
Flyleaf Books
Chapel Hill, NC

(Family-friendly) improv show presented by the NC Comedy Arts Festival  (other event)
02/08/2014, 03:00 pm
Flyleaf Books
Chapel Hill, NC

Flyleaf, UNC Program in the Humanities and NC Comedy Arts Festival Present: Adult Spelling Bee Part III!  (other event)
02/10/2014, 06:30 pm
Flyleaf Books
Chapel Hill, NC

Carla Buckley discusses her new mystery The Deepest Secret  (author appearance)
Carla Buckley
02/18/2014, 07:00 pm
Flyleaf Books
Chapel Hill, NC

JEANIENE FROST  (author appearance)
Jeaniene Frost
01/29/2014, 07:00 pm
Malaprop's Bookstore/Cafe
Asheville, NC

STEVE VINAY GUNTHER DISCUSSION & SIGNING  (author appearance)
Steve Vinay Gunther
01/30/2014, 07:00 pm
Malaprop's Bookstore/Cafe
Asheville, NC

okraWILEY CASH Reading & Signing  (author appearance)
Wiley Cash
01/31/2014, 07:00 pm
Malaprop's Bookstore/Cafe
Asheville, NC

WENDY WEBB  (author appearance)
Wendy Webb
02/01/2014, 07:00 pm
Malaprop's Bookstore/Cafe
Asheville, NC

okraWiley Cash – This Dark Road to Mercy  (author appearance)
Wiley Cash
02/08/2014, 11:00 am
McIntyre's Fine Books
Pittsboro, NC

Joshua Zeitz – Lincoln’s Boys: John Hay, John Nicolay, and the War for Lincoln’s Image  (author appearance)
Joshua Zeitz
02/08/2014, 02:00 pm
McIntyre's Fine Books
Pittsboro, NC

Carla Buckley – The Deepest Secret  (author appearance)
Carla Buckley
02/15/2014, 11:00 am
McIntyre's Fine Books
Pittsboro, NC

Daniel Stashower- The Hour of Peril: The Secret Plot to Murder Lincoln Before the Civil War  (author appearance)
Daniel Stashower
01/29/2014, 07:30 pm
Quail Ridge Books & Music
Raleigh, NC

okraBeth Ann Fennelly and Tom Franklin Reading  (author appearance)
Beth Ann Fennelly
01/31/2014, 06:30 pm
Nightbird Books
Fayetteville, AR

okraAuthor event: Wiley Cash - This Dark Road to Mercy  (author appearance)
Wiley Cash
01/29/2014, 07:00 pm
Park Road Books
Charlotte, NC

Author event: Wendy Webb - The Vanishing  (author appearance)
Wendy Webb
01/30/2014, 07:00 pm
Park Road Books
Charlotte, NC

Special travel presentation: Pauline Frommer of Frommer's Guidebooks  (other event)
01/31/2014, 07:00 pm
Park Road Books
Charlotte, NC

Great Durham Pun Championship!  (other event)
02/11/2014, 07:00 pm
Regulator Bookshop
durham, NC

okraTommy Hays, Author, What I Came to Tell You  (author appearance)
Tommy Hays
01/31/2014, 11:00 am
Litchfield Books
Pawleys Island, SC

Satch Krantz, Author, Riverbanks Zoo and Garden  (author appearance)
Satch Krantz
02/07/2014, 11:00 am
Litchfield Books
Pawleys Island, SC

Cokie Roberts, Author, Founding Mothers  (author appearance)
Cokie Roberts
02/15/2014, 11:00 am
Litchfield Books
Pawleys Island, SC

Carla Buckley, Author, The Deepest Secret  (author appearance)
Carla Buckley
02/21/2014, 11:00 am
Litchfield Books
Pawleys Island, SC

Mac McAlister, Author, The Lumber Boom  (author appearance)
Mac McAlister
02/28/2014, 11:00 am
Litchfield Books
Pawleys Island, SC

Marie Hammond  (author appearance)
Marie Hammond
01/30/2014, 07:00 pm
Regulator Bookshop
durham, NC

Pre-School Storytime  (other event)
01/30/2014, 10:30 am
Flyleaf Books
Chapel Hill, NC

Author Appearance  (author appearance)
Alexis Orgera
01/30/2014, 06:00 pm
Bookstore1Sarasota
Sarasota, FL

Book Study Club  (book club)
Jared Diamond
01/29/2014, 07:00 pm
Bookstore1Sarasota
Sarasota, FL

A History of the Chattooga River  (author appearance)
Laura Ann Garren
02/01/2014, 02:00 pm
City Lights Bookstore
Sylva, NC

YA Panel Discussion and Book Signing  (author appearance)
Megan Shepherd
02/08/2014, 03:00 pm
City Lights Bookstore
Sylva, NC

Date Night at City Lights: Wine, Chocolate and Books  (author appearance)
Martha Ezzard
02/14/2014, 06:30 pm
City Lights Bookstore
Sylva, NC

1st in Series Book Club: Spirit Animals  (book club)
01/29/2014, 05:00 pm
Spellbound Children's Bookshop
Asheville, NC

David McAdams GAME-CHANGER  (author appearance)
David McAdams
02/02/2014, 02:00 pm
The Country Bookshop
Southern Pines, NC

okraBarbara Claypole White: THE IN-BETWEEN   (author appearance)
Barbara Claypole White
02/13/2014, 05:00 pm
The Country Bookshop
Southern Pines, NC

David Bridges  (author appearance)
David Bridges
02/18/2014, 05:30 pm
Fountainhead Bookstore

Four Poems and a Party  (other event)
02/01/2014, 01:00 pm
Barnhill's
Winston-Salem, NC

Dr. Robert Kiger presents The Wizard: A Man History Almost Forgot  (author appearance)
Robert Kiger
01/30/2014, 06:00 pm
Books on Broad
Camden, SC

Book Your Lunch With Sarah Addison Allen  (author appearance)
Sarah Addison Allen
02/07/2014, 12:00 pm
Fiction Addiction
Greenville, SC

Book Your Lunch With Sonja Condit  (author appearance)
Sonja Condit
02/12/2014, 12:00 pm
Fiction Addiction
Greenville, SC

Cookbook Club  (book club)
02/17/2014, 07:00 pm
Fiction Addiction
Greenville, SC

Lovestruck YA Talk & Signing  (author appearance)
Megan Shepherd
02/22/2014, 04:00 pm
Fiction Addiction
Greenville, SC

okraWiley Cash A Dark Road to Mercy  (author appearance)
Wiley Cash
01/30/2014, 07:00 pm
Hub City Bookshop
Spartanburg, SC

Author event with Ariel Lawhon, author of The Wife, the Maid, and the Mistress  (author appearance)
Ariel Lawhon
01/30/2014, 06:30 pm
Parnassus Books
Nashville, TN

Saturday Story Time  (other event)
02/01/2014, 10:30 pm
Parnassus Books
Nashville, TN

Author event with James Scott, author of The Kept  (author appearance)
James Scott
02/03/2014, 06:30 pm
Parnassus Books
Nashville, TN

Author event with Lia Farrell, author of One Dog Too Many  (author appearance)
Lia Farrell
02/04/2014, 06:30 pm
Parnassus Books
Nashville, TN

Salon@615 with Anna Quindlen - Author of One True Thing  (author appearance)
Anna Quindlen
02/05/2014, 06:15 pm
Parnassus Books
Nashville, TN

After School Story Time  (other event)
02/06/2014, 03:30 pm
Parnassus Books
Nashville, TN

Saturday Story Time  (other event)
02/08/2014, 10:30 am
Parnassus Books
Nashville, TN

Author event with Aram Goudsouzian, author of King of the Court  (writers group)
Aram Goudsouzian
02/11/2014, 06:30 pm
Parnassus Books
Nashville, TN

Salon@615 with Laura Lippman, author of What the Dead Know  (author appearance)
Laura Lippman
02/12/2014, 06:00 pm
Parnassus Books
Nashville, TN

Author event with Anita Shreve, author of The Pilot's Wife  (author appearance)
Anita Shreve
02/13/2014, 06:30 pm
Parnassus Books
Nashville, TN

Keith Thomson - 7 Grams of Lead  (author appearance)
Keith Thomson
02/25/2014, 04:00 pm
Alabama Booksmith
Birmingham, AL

Tim Dorsey - Tiger Shrimp Tango  (author appearance)
Tim Dorsey
02/28/2014, 04:00 pm
Alabama Booksmith
Birmingham, AL

Steven Gregory Signing Cold Winter Rain  (author appearance)
Steven Gregory
02/01/2014, 12:00 pm
Little Professor Book Center
Homewood, AL

Mark Burrows Signing Little Things Aren't Little When You're Little  (author appearance)
Mark Burrows
02/04/2014, 04:00 pm
Little Professor Book Center
Homewood, AL

Barbara Eubanks Signing Humorous Happenings In Holy Places  (author appearance)
Barbara Eubanks
02/15/2014, 01:00 pm
Little Professor Book Center
Homewood, AL

First Friday Author Round Up- Alison Knight, Marian Powell & David Spear  (author appearance)
Alison Holt Knight
02/07/2014, 06:00 pm
Page & Palette
Fairhope, AL

Bobby Deen  (author appearance)
Bobby Deen
02/11/2014, 06:00 pm
Page & Palette
Fairhope, AL

Read It & Eat with Nancy Horan  (author appearance)
Nancy Horan
02/13/2014, 12:00 pm
Page & Palette
Fairhope, AL

Robert Bailey  (author appearance)
Robert Bailey
02/15/2014, 01:00 pm
Page & Palette
Fairhope, AL

Read It & Eat with Jen Lancaster  (author appearance)
Jen Lancaster
02/17/2014, 12:00 pm
Page & Palette
Fairhope, AL

Read It & Eat with Cathy Marie Buchanan  (author appearance)
Cathy Marie Buchanan
02/19/2014, 12:00 pm
Page & Palette
Fairhope, AL

Hunting for Hemingway in Cuba  (author appearance)
Diane Madsen
01/29/2014, 05:30 pm
Copperfish Books

TIM DORSEY - TIGER SHRIMP TANGO  (author appearance)
Tim Dorsey
01/30/2014, 07:00 pm
Inkwood Books
Tampa, FL

okraSUE MONK KIDD at the UNIVERSITY CLUB!  (author appearance)
Sue Monk Kidd
02/19/2014, 07:30 pm
Inkwood Books
Tampa, FL

Gregg E. Brickman  (author appearance)
Gregg E. Brickman
02/07/2014, 07:00 pm
Murder on the Beach Mystery Bookstore
Delray Beach, FL

Meet James Patterson  (author appearance)
James Patterson
02/10/2014, 07:00 pm
Murder on the Beach Mystery Bookstore
Delray Beach, FL

Tim Dorsey Booksigning  (author appearance)
Tim Dorsey
02/11/2014, 07:00 pm
Murder on the Beach Mystery Bookstore
Delray Beach, FL

Wednesday Murder Club  (book club)
02/19/2014, 06:30 pm
Murder on the Beach Mystery Bookstore
Delray Beach, FL

TIM DORSEY presents Tiger Shrimp Tango: A Serge Novel  (author appearance)
Tim Dorsey
02/03/2014, 07:00 pm
Vero Beach Book Center
Vero Beach, FL

Chef John Moeller presents Dining at the White House: From the President's Table to Yours  (author appearance)
John Moeller
02/06/2014, 01:00 pm
Vero Beach Book Center
Vero Beach, FL

Vero Beach Bookies Book Group discuss Defending Jacob by William Landay  (book club)
02/10/2014, 10:30 am
Vero Beach Book Center
Vero Beach, FL

ROBIN OLIVEIRA presents I Always Loved You  (author appearance)
Robin Oliveira
02/13/2014, 04:00 pm
Vero Beach Book Center
Vero Beach, FL

Clint Hill Book Signing  (author appearance)
Clint Hill
01/30/2014, 07:00 pm
A Cappella Books
Atlanta, GA

Anna Quindlen Book Signing  (author appearance)
Anna Quindlen
02/03/2014, 07:00 pm
A Cappella Books
Atlanta, GA

Robin Oliveria Book Signing  (author appearance)
Robin Oliveria
02/12/2014, 07:00 pm
A Cappella Books
Atlanta, GA

Alvin Townley Book Signing  (author appearance)
Alvin Townley
02/12/2014, 07:00 pm
A Cappella Books
Atlanta, GA

Meet Author Sam Starnes  (author appearance)
Sam Starnes
02/21/2014, 06:30 pm
Avid Bookshop
Athens, GA

February Book Club  (book club)
02/20/2014, 07:00 pm
Bound To Be Read Books
Atlanta, GA

Tearing Down Oakurst: An Oral History of Gentrification  (other event)
02/13/2014, 07:30 pm
Charis Books & More
Atlanta, GA

David Beasley signs Without Mercy: The Stunning True Story of Race, Crime, and Corruption in the Deep Southe  (author appearance)
David Beasley
02/04/2014, 07:00 pm
Eagle Eye Bookshop

DELILAH DAWSON, WICKED AFTER MIDNIGHT  (author appearance)
Delilah Dawson
01/31/2014, 07:00 pm
FoxTale Book Shoppe
Woodstock, GA

SARAH ADDISON ALLEN, LOST LAKE  (author appearance)
Sarah Addison Allen
02/04/2014, 06:30 pm
FoxTale Book Shoppe
Woodstock, GA

First Tuesday Book Club  (book club)
02/04/2014, 05:45 pm
Maple Street Book Shop
New Orleans, LA

Joshua Field Millburn and Ryan Nicodemus will be discussing their book Everything That Remains  (author appearance)
Joshua Field Millburn
02/05/2014, 06:30 pm
Maple Street Book Shop
New Orleans, LA

John H. Baron - CONCERT LIFE IN NINETEENTH-CENTURY NEW ORLEANS  (author appearance)
John H. Baron
01/30/2014, 06:00 pm
Octavia Books
New Orleans, LA

Kid Chef Eliana – COOL KIDS COOK: Fresh & Fit  (author appearance)
Kid Eliana
02/01/2014, 10:30 am
Octavia Books
New Orleans, LA

Wendy Webb – The Vanishing  (author appearance)
Wendy Webb
02/04/2014, 06:00 pm
Octavia Books
New Orleans, LA

okraStarting Over: Stories by Elizabeth Spencer  (author appearance)
Elizabeth Spencer
02/04/2014, 05:00 pm
Lemuria Books
JACKSON, MS

Ingrid Persaud - If I Never Went Home  (author appearance)
Ingrid Persaud
02/01/2014, 05:00 pm
Books & Books

Deborah Weitzman - Pandora Learns to Sing: A Journey Towards Wholeness  (author appearance)
Deborah Weitzman
02/02/2014, 04:00 pm
Books & Books

Joshua Max Feldman - The Book of Jonah   (author appearance)
Joshua Max Feldman
02/03/2014, 08:00 pm
Books & Books

Carl Hiaasen - Dance of the Reptiles  (author appearance)
Carl Hiaasen
02/04/2014, 07:30 pm
Books & Books

Che Scott - I Like Girls: Honor The New Guy Code  (author appearance)
Che Scott
02/05/2014, 06:30 pm
Books & Books

Amy S. Greenberg - A Wicked War  (author appearance)
Amy S. Greenberg
02/05/2014, 08:00 pm
Books & Books

Elaine King -- Tu plan de vida en USA  (author appearance)
Elaine King
02/06/2014, 06:30 pm
Books & Books

Gary Shteyngart - Little Failure: A Memoir  (author appearance)
Gary Shteyngart
02/06/2014, 08:00 pm
Books & Books

Sarah Churchwell - Careless People: Murder, Mayhem, and the Invention of the Great Gatsby  (author appearance)
Sarah Churchwell
02/07/2014, 08:00 pm
Books & Books

Christopher Isaiah Penn Smith with his family - Guess Who, Mr Dinosaur  (author appearance)
Christopher Isaiah Penn Smith
02/08/2014, 10:00 am
Books & Books

Chef John Moeller - Dining at the White House: From the President’s Table to Yours  (author appearance)
Chef John Moeller
02/08/2014, 07:00 pm
Books & Books

Rachel Caine - Prince of Shadows: A Novel of Romeo and Juliet  (author appearance)
Rachel Caine
02/10/2014, 07:00 pm
Books & Books

Malcolm Gladwell - David and Goliath  (author appearance)
02/11/2014, 06:30 pm
Books & Books

Sean Strub - Body Count  (author appearance)
Sean Strub
02/11/2014, 08:00 pm
Books & Books

Alejandra Llamas - Maestría de vida  (author appearance)
Alejandra Llamas
02/12/2014, 07:00 pm
Books & Books

Phyllis Chesler - An American Bride in Kabul: A Memoir  (author appearance)
Phyllis Chesler
02/12/2014, 08:00 pm
Books & Books

Suslix Alonso -- Alma en sortilegio  (author appearance)
Suslix Alonso
02/13/2014, 06:30 pm
Books & Books

okraElizabeth Spencer signs STARTING OVER  (author appearance)
Elizabeth Spencer
02/03/2014, 05:00 pm
Square Books
Oxford, MS

James Scott signs THE KEPT  (author appearance)
James Scott
02/04/2014, 05:00 pm
Square Books
Oxford, MS

James Magnuson signs FAMOUS WRITERS I HAVE KNOWN  (author appearance)
James Magnuson
02/05/2014, 05:00 pm
Square Books
Oxford, MS

Virginia Author Showcase at Hopewell Library: Lamar Giles, Hopewell Native  (author appearance)
Lamar Giles
02/01/2014, 02:00 pm
Fountain Bookstore
Richmond, VA

Author event with Brodi Ashton, author of Evertrue, and Jodi Meadows, author of Infinite  (author appearance)
Brodi Ashton
01/31/2014, 06:30 pm
Parnassus Books
Nashville, TN

David McAdams--Game Changer  (author appearance)
David McAdams
02/04/2014, 07:00 pm
Regulator Bookshop
durham, NC

LUCY DANIELS  (author appearance)
Lucy Daniels
02/12/2014, 07:00 pm
Regulator Bookshop
durham, NC

TONY ABBOTT  (author appearance)
Tony Abbott
02/21/2014, 07:00 pm
Regulator Bookshop
durham, NC

Ann Millett-Gallant  (author appearance)
Ann Millett-Gallant
02/22/2014, 02:00 pm
Regulator Bookshop
durham, NC

Sarah Sharma  (author appearance)
Sarah Sharma
02/28/2014, 07:00 pm
Regulator Bookshop
durham, NC

MARKETING WORKSHOP FOR AUTHORS  (writers group)
02/09/2014, 04:00 pm
Book Exchange
Marietta, GA

Annabel Monaghan Skype Visit  (other event)
02/02/2014, 03:00 pm
Spellbound Children's Bookshop
Asheville, NC

Kayla Williams with her novel PLENTY OF TIME WHEN WE GET HOME: LOVE AND RECOVERY IN THE AFTERMATH OF WAR  (author appearance)
Kayla Williams
02/17/2014, 04:30 pm
The Country Bookshop
Southern Pines, NC

Bookapalooza Spring 2014  (book festival)
03/01/2014, 05:30 pm
Fountainhead Bookstore

Heather Webb  (author appearance)
Heather Webb
02/01/2014, 03:00 pm
Quail Ridge Books & Music
Raleigh, NC

Sundry Poets  (author appearance)
Tim Peeler
02/02/2014, 03:00 pm
Quail Ridge Books & Music
Raleigh, NC

okraWiley Cash  (author appearance)
Wiley Cash
02/05/2014, 07:30 pm
Quail Ridge Books & Music
Raleigh, NC

okraSheila Turnage  (author appearance)
Sheila Turnage
02/06/2014, 07:00 pm
Quail Ridge Books & Music
Raleigh, NC

Thomas Brothers  (author appearance)
Thomas Brothers
02/09/2014, 03:00 pm
Quail Ridge Books & Music
Raleigh, NC

okraDeborah Johnson  (author appearance)
Deborah Johnson
02/10/2014, 07:30 pm
Quail Ridge Books & Music
Raleigh, NC

Henry Winkler  (author appearance)
Henry Winkler
02/13/2014, 07:00 pm
Quail Ridge Books & Music
Raleigh, NC

Scott Blumenthal  (author appearance)
Scott Blumenthal
02/16/2014, 03:00 pm
Quail Ridge Books & Music
Raleigh, NC

Alice Hoffman  (author appearance)
Alice Hoffman
02/17/2014, 07:30 pm
Quail Ridge Books & Music
Raleigh, NC

Dr. Pauletta Bracy and Tameka Fryer Brown  (author appearance)
Tameka Fryer Brown
02/18/2014, 07:00 pm
Quail Ridge Books & Music
Raleigh, NC

Carla Buckley   (author appearance)
Carla Buckley
02/19/2014, 07:30 pm
Quail Ridge Books & Music
Raleigh, NC

Lovestruck Tour  (author appearance)
Kasie West
02/20/2014, 07:00 pm
Quail Ridge Books & Music
Raleigh, NC

Shelia Moses  (author appearance)
Shelia P Moses
02/22/2014, 03:30 pm
Quail Ridge Books & Music
Raleigh, NC

Jenifer Ringer  (author appearance)
Jenifer Ringer
02/27/2014, 07:30 pm
Quail Ridge Books & Music
Raleigh, NC

Mountain Writers!  (writers group)
02/11/2014, 01:00 pm
Blue Ridge Books & News
Waynesville, NC

Coffee with the Poet Featuring Samuel Fox  (author appearance)
Samuel Fox
02/20/2014, 10:30 am
City Lights Bookstore
Sylva, NC

Author event: Tim Curran - Keep It $imple $tupid  (author appearance)
Tim Curran
02/01/2014, 11:00 am
Park Road Books
Charlotte, NC

Author event: Jim & Joyce Lavene writing as JJ Cook - Playing with Fire  (author appearance)
J.J. Cook
02/01/2014, 02:00 pm
Park Road Books
Charlotte, NC

Author event: Vic Kirkman - A Penny's Worth of Pearls  (author appearance)
Vic Kirkman
02/02/2014, 02:00 pm
Park Road Books
Charlotte, NC

PRB book club - A Tale for the Time Being by Ruth Ozeki  (book club)
02/04/2014, 06:30 pm
Park Road Books
Charlotte, NC

Author event: John Pritchard - Sailing to Alluvium  (author appearance)
John Pritchard
02/05/2014, 07:00 pm
Park Road Books
Charlotte, NC

Illustrator event: Marquin Campbell - Jazzy and the Dog Walk  (author appearance)
Marquin Campbell
02/08/2014, 11:00 am
Park Road Books
Charlotte, NC

Janet McCanless  (author appearance)
Janet McCanless
02/08/2014, 02:00 pm
Park Road Books
Charlotte, NC

Author event: Helen Weaver - One Percent Chance: A Mother's Story  (author appearance)
Helen Weaver
02/09/2014, 02:00 pm
Park Road Books
Charlotte, NC

PRB Geek book club - Fevre Dream by George RR Martin  (book club)
02/11/2014, 07:00 pm
Park Road Books
Charlotte, NC

McIntyre's Books Author Events Larry Rochelle – Southport Sisters  (author appearance)
Larry Rochelle
02/02/2014, 02:00 pm
McIntyre's Fine Books
Pittsboro, NC

McIntyre's Books Author Events Bill Ferris – The Storied South: Voices of Writers and Artists  (author appearance)
Bill Ferris
02/15/2014, 02:00 pm
McIntyre's Fine Books
Pittsboro, NC

PlayMakers discussion of Love Alone  (other event)
02/17/2014, 06:00 pm
McIntyre's Fine Books
Pittsboro, NC

McIntyre's Books Author Events Alice Hoffman – The Museum of Extraordinary Things  (author appearance)
Alice Hoffman
02/19/2014, 06:30 pm
McIntyre's Fine Books
Pittsboro, NC

North Carolina Poetry Society Readings with Beth Cagle, Leslie Rupracht, & Lisa Zerkle  (other event)
02/23/2014, 02:00 pm
McIntyre's Fine Books
Pittsboro, NC

Paul Canonici signs DELTA ITALIANS VOLUME II  (author appearance)
Paul Canonici
02/10/2014, 05:00 pm
Square Books
Oxford, MS

Philipp Meyer discusses his historical novel The Son  (author appearance)
Philipp Meyer
02/06/2014, 07:00 pm
Flyleaf Books
Chapel Hill, NC

okraDeborah Johnson discusses her novel The Secret of Magic  (author appearance)
Deborah Johnson
02/11/2014, 07:00 pm
Flyleaf Books
Chapel Hill, NC

Flyleaf Second Thursday Poetry Reading & Open Mic  (other event)
02/13/2014, 07:00 pm
Flyleaf Books
Chapel Hill, NC

(Family-friendly) Improv show presented by the NC Comedy Arts Festival  (other event)
02/15/2014, 03:00 pm
Flyleaf Books
Chapel Hill, NC

Joyce Allen launches her young adult novel The Threads of Earth  (author appearance)
Joyce Allen
02/16/2014, 02:00 pm
Flyleaf Books
Chapel Hill, NC

Tom Eamon discusses his book The Making of a Southern Democracy: North Carolina Politics from Kerr Scott to Pat McCrory  (author appearance)
Tom Eamon
02/20/2014, 07:00 pm
Flyleaf Books
Chapel Hill, NC

Book Premier for Susan: The Story of a Miracle  (author appearance)
George White
02/12/2014, 06:00 pm
Pass Christian Books
Pass Christian, MS

James Carville and Mary Matalin sign Love & War  (author appearance)
James Carville
02/01/2014, 02:00 pm
Pass Christian Books
Pass Christian, MS

Michael Murphy – EAT DAT NEW ORLEANS  (author appearance)
Michael Murphy
02/06/2014, 06:00 pm
Octavia Books
New Orleans, LA

Dianne de Las Casas – CINDERELLAPHANT  (author appearance)
Dianne de Las Casas
02/08/2014, 01:30 pm
Octavia Books
New Orleans, LA

Peter Cooley – NIGHT BUS TO THE AFTERLIFE  (author appearance)
Peter Cooley
02/10/2014, 06:00 pm
Octavia Books
New Orleans, LA

Errol Laborde – MARDI GRAS: Chronicles of the New Orleans Carnival  (author appearance)
Errol Laborde
02/13/2014, 06:00 pm
Octavia Books
New Orleans, LA

Dawn Ruth Wilson – The Night Walker's Song  (author appearance)
Dawn Ruth Wilson
02/18/2014, 06:00 pm
Octavia Books
New Orleans, LA

okraWiley Cash – THIS DARK ROAD TO MERCY  (author appearance)
Wiley Cash
02/20/2014, 06:00 pm
Octavia Books
New Orleans, LA

Story Time  (other event)
02/01/2014, 11:30 am
Maple Street Book Shop
New Orleans, LA

George Fowler III: My Cuba Libre: Bringing Fidel Castro to Justice  (author appearance)
George Fowler
02/04/2014, 06:00 pm
Garden District Book Shop
New Orleans, LA

Alan G. Gauthreaux: Italian Louisiana: History, Heritage & Tradition  (author appearance)
Alan G. Gauthreaux
02/09/2014, 02:00 pm
Garden District Book Shop
New Orleans, LA

Arthur and Pauline Frommer: Frommer's Travel Guides  (other event)
02/11/2014, 06:00 pm
Garden District Book Shop
New Orleans, LA

Nancy Horan: Under the Wide and Starry Sky  (author appearance)
Nancy Horan
02/12/2014, 06:00 pm
Garden District Book Shop
New Orleans, LA

Natalie Baszile: Queen Sugar  (author appearance)
Natalie Baszile
02/13/2014, 06:00 pm
Garden District Book Shop
New Orleans, LA

Brandi Perry: The Jury  (author appearance)
Brandi Perry
02/15/2014, 01:00 pm
Garden District Book Shop
New Orleans, LA

Children's Story Time with Author  (author appearance)
Tytianna N.M. Wells Smith
02/08/2014, 11:00 am
A Reader's Corner Bookstore
Louisville, KY

An Evening with Cokie Roberts  (author appearance)
Cokie Roberts
02/05/2014, 07:00 pm
Little Shop of Stories
Decatur, GA

The Little Shop Players presents William Shakespeare's Star Wars!  (other event)
02/06/2014, 07:00 pm
Little Shop of Stories
Decatur, GA

Colin Meloy & Carson Ellis Author & Illustrator Event  (author appearance)
Colin Meloy
02/07/2014, 07:00 pm
Little Shop of Stories
Decatur, GA

EDWARD KELSEY MOORE  (author appearance)
Edward Kelsey Moore
02/08/2014, 12:00 pm
Malaprop's Bookstore/Cafe
Asheville, NC

COLIN MELOY & CARSON ELLIS  (author appearance)
Colin Meloy
02/08/2014, 07:00 pm
Malaprop's Bookstore/Cafe
Asheville, NC

POETRIO  (author appearance)
Kathy Ackerman
02/02/2014, 03:00 pm
Malaprop's Bookstore/Cafe
Asheville, NC

Self-Published and Small Press Author Event  (writers group)
02/09/2014, 03:00 pm
Malaprop's Bookstore/Cafe
Asheville, NC

Bridging Differences Book Club  (book club)
02/03/2014, 07:00 pm
Malaprop's Bookstore/Cafe
Asheville, NC

WILD Book Club  (book club)
02/04/2014, 07:00 pm
Malaprop's Bookstore/Cafe
Asheville, NC

ENNEAGRAM SERIES WITH SANDRA SMITH: TYPE 6 & TYPE 9  (other event)
02/04/2014, 07:00 pm
Malaprop's Bookstore/Cafe
Asheville, NC

Autism Book Club  (author appearance)
02/05/2014, 12:00 pm
Malaprop's Bookstore/Cafe
Asheville, NC

Malaprop's Book Club  (book club)
02/05/2014, 07:00 pm
Malaprop's Bookstore/Cafe
Asheville, NC

JOHN PRITCHARD  (author appearance)
John Pritchard
02/06/2014, 07:00 pm
Malaprop's Bookstore/Cafe
Asheville, NC

okraDeborah Johnson Signing and Meet and Greet  (author appearance)
Deborah Johnson
02/07/2014, 03:00 pm
Malaprop's Bookstore/Cafe
Asheville, NC

PHILIPP MEYER  (author appearance)
Philipp Meyer
02/07/2014, 07:00 pm
Malaprop's Bookstore/Cafe
Asheville, NC

Mystery Book Club  (book club)
02/10/2014, 07:00 pm
Malaprop's Bookstore/Cafe
Asheville, NC

SCI FI YA PANEL  (other event)
02/13/2014
Malaprop's Bookstore/Cafe
Asheville, NC

BOOK LOVERS SPEED DATING  (other event)
02/14/2014, 07:00 pm
Malaprop's Bookstore/Cafe
Asheville, NC

okraWRITERS AT HOME WITH TOMMY HAYS  (writers group)
02/16/2014, 03:00 pm
Malaprop's Bookstore/Cafe
Asheville, NC

FORGOTTEN PRESIDENTS  (other event)
02/16/2014, 05:00 pm
Malaprop's Bookstore/Cafe
Asheville, NC

COMIX CLUB - Delilah Dirk  (book club)
02/18/2014, 07:00 pm
Malaprop's Bookstore/Cafe
Asheville, NC

LOVESTRUCK TOUR WITH YOUNG ADULT AUTHORS SHEPHERD, MIRANDA, CONSTANTINE, & WEST  (author appearance)
Megan Shepherd
02/19/2014, 07:00 pm
Malaprop's Bookstore/Cafe
Asheville, NC

Rilla Askew and Timothy O'Grady  (author appearance)
Rilla Askew
02/06/2014, 07:00 pm
Nightbird Books
Fayetteville, AR


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