{On the beauty of a low tide.}

In which Mr. Wiley Cash explains why books are important, Monkey and Jackass explain how to read them, her ladyship remembers going apple-picking with her family, and Mr. Pat Conroy reminds us of the beauty of a low tide.

November 3, 2013



Dearest Readers,

The market gardeners and truck farmers that frequent farmers market her ladyship visits each week are now piling their tables high with cardboard boxes filled with apples of all kinds, and putting out gallon jugs of cider. Having grown up in a part of New York State known as “the fruit belt” this has always been one of her ladyship, the editor’s favorite times of year. As a little girl, her family would take trips out to U-pick orchard, mother and father filling their peck-baskets from what they could reach from the short ladders, while the children Appleswere not above climbing the open branches of the long-suffering trees, reaching with small hands to grasp at fruit almost out of reach, sometimes coming away not just with the fruit, but small twigs and leaves.

Her ladyship does not recall ever having fallen.

Her mother would store several bushels of apples on the unheated back porch, where they would last all winter, one of the few snack foods the children did not have to ask permission to eat. Her ladyship likes to blamer her junk food addictions to her parents’ steadfast resistance to the presence of potato chips for anything but football games. But she must also credit them with the fact that even today, she likes apples better than Fritos corn chips.

This time of year, her ladyship may well forget to stock chips in the pantry. But apples are always present in the crisper.

Read independently,


her ladyship, the editor


Lady Banks' Commonplace Book


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

The Fruits and Fruit Trees of MonticelloJefferson’s Mystery Apple
The Taliaferro (pronounced “Toliver”) is Monticello’s mystery apple. While Jefferson praised it as “the best cyder apple existing,” producing cider “more like wine than any other liquor I have tasted which was not wine,” the Taliaferro was ignored by national pomological writers. The lack of a detailed description of its qualities makes retrieval of the Taliaferro  virtually impossible. Yet the enigma of the extinct Taliaferro has enhanced its stature as a lost treasure….

“…It is not a crab. but a seedling which grew alone in a large old field near Williamsburg where the seed had probably been dropped by some bird. Majr. Taliaferro of that neighborhood remarking it once to be very full of apples gor permission of the owner of the ground to gather them. From these he made a cask of cyder which, in the estimation of every one who tasted it was the finest they had ever seen. He grafted an orchard from it, as did his son in law our late Chancelor Wythe. The cyder they constantly made from this was prefered by every person to the [Hewes] Crab or any other cyder ever known in this state, and it still retains its character in the different places to which it has been transferred. I am familiar with it, and have no hesitation sin pronouncing it much superior to the Hughes’s crab. It has more body, is less acid, and comes nearer to the silky Champagne than any other. Majr. Taliiaferro called it the Robertson apple from the name of the person owning the parent tree, but subsequently it has more justly and generally been distinguished by the name of the Taliaferro apple, after him to whom we are indebted for the discovery of its valuable properties. It is the most juicy apple I have ever known& is very refreshing as an eating apple.”

--Thomas Jefferson in a letter to James Mease, 1814.
in The Fruits and Fruit Trees of Monticello, by Peter Hatch

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Lady Banks' Receipt Book


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

From Seaboard to SideboardScotch Apple Pie

3 large tart apples
1/2 cup white sugar
Juice of 1 lemon
1 stick butter
1 cup brown sugar
1 cup flour

Peel and slice the apples into a pie pan. Cover with white sugar and lemon juice.  Cream butter with brown sugar and work in flour. Crumble this over the apples and bake 25 minutes in a 300F oven. Serves 8.

-- Mrs. Edwin Phillips, in Favorite Recipes of the Lower Cape Fear (Junior League of Wilmington, NC, revised 2011)

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Lady Banks' Housekeeping Book


Country wisdom from practical people.

The Apple Lover's CookbookApple Cider Vinegar Hair Rinse

2 sprigs fresh rosemary
1 cup apple cider vinegar  Cold-pressed and organically grown.
3 cups warm water

Like beer, vinegar is known to leave hair shiny after a wash. Prepare your vinegar a week before doing your rinse. First, chop the fresh rosemary (used to stimulate the scalp and promote hair growth) and fill the jar with a cup of apple cider vinegar. Fill the rest of the jar with water up to the surface. Store in a cool, dry place for one week, shaking the jar often to disperse the rosemary.

After a week is up, dilute a third of a cup of your rosemary cider mixture with three cups of warm water in a bottle, and mix well. Take the bottle into the shower with you and pour all the rinse over your hair after you shampoo. Wash it out thoroughly after a few minutes.

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It's a Book!


It's a Book!

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Book & Author Gossip

Bondwoman's NarrativeIn 2002, a novel thought to be the first written by an African-American woman became a best seller, praised for its dramatic depiction of Southern life in the mid-1850s through the observant eyes of a refined and literate house servant. But one part of the story remained a tantalizing secret: the author’s identity.  That literary mystery may have been solved by a professor of English in South Carolina, who said this week that after years of research, he has discovered the novelist’s name: Hannah Bond, a slave on a North Carolina plantation owned by John Hill Wheeler, is the actual writer of “The Bondwoman’s Narrative,” the book signed by Hannah Crafts. Slave novel mystery solved? 9780446690294

MoonriseThough darker and more mysterious than King’s other novels, Moonrise succeeds at what King always does best: masterfully weaving a story with threads that bind some characters together while pulling other strands loose. The joy of reading her novels lies in learning which relationships will survive and which will not. Moonrise dives into the treacherous waters of women’s friendships with the same level of honesty readers have admired in Margaret Atwood’s Cat’s Eye and The Robber Bride. Moonrise

 

In her finely detailed investigative work, Fink brings the reader into Memorial for a minute by minute harrowing recounting of what happens when things fall apart in a hospital. Five Days at Memorial is a stunning read - Sheri Fink

A Land More Kind Than Home"Early on I understood that life isn't just about the things you do," said Cash, who is a faculty member in Southern New Hampshire University's low-residency MFA in Fiction and Nonfiction program. "It's also about the things you think, and thinking is what reading gave me the time and the tools to do." Wiley Cash

 

 

 

 

The Death of SantiniSome friends who come over to the house think the view is ugly when the tide is out. Everything is exposed. Cassandra and I think low tide is beautiful. It's when small animals come out to eat. Low tide is for the little creatures. But they have to be quick. High tide comes in with a rush, roaring up the creek. It's simply amazing to watch nature in action. The drama of how it all unfolds is the history of life and the sea. The beauty of a low tide

 

 

 

Guests on EarthMorris: Your daddy owned the dimestore in Grundy, Virginia. I imagine the store was a hub of activity where all sorts of characters came to shop. I’ve heard you say that as a child, you would eve’s drop on conversations. How did growing up in that environment influence your writing?  Smith: As a little child, my job was “taking care of the dolls” at my father’s Ben Franklin dimestore—-where I literally grew up.  Not only did I comb their hair and fluff up their frocks, but I also made up long, complicated life stories for them, things that happened to them before they came to the dimestore, things that would happen to them after they left my care. Michael Morris talks to Lee Smith

The GoldfinchNobody would file the novels of Donna Tartt under "thrillers." But that is what she writes. And without a great plot, any thriller — even a beautifully written and very literary one — falls apart. Her previous novel, the self-consciously Southern Gothic "The Little Friend," was, despite its promising subject matter of meth and death, a little lacking in plot and disappointed some fans of her debut, "The Secret History."  Tartt's latest, "The Goldfinch" — only her third novel in 20-plus years — coheres magnificently. Donna Tartt 9780316055437

When somebody tells me they’re a really happy family, what I hear is denial everywhere. When I walk into a family that I hear is a happy one, let me be there for an hour and I’ll tell you where the unhappiness springs from. ... Happy families are a myth

The Maid's VersionDaniel Woodrell's first novel since his celebrated Winter's Bone blends the folkloric with Southern gothic, historical recapitulation with fictional investigative journalism, all suffused in his matchless tenderness of telling. The many-angled perspective of The Maid's Version keeps homing to womenfolk, who, in a brutal and stinted Ozark small-town world, maintain their integrity through the decades, weird and crazy though they may appear, by refusing to enlist amongst "the surrendered". The Maid’s Version 9780316205856

 

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:

Laine CrosbyLaine Crosby   
Atlanta, GA | 12/21/2013 to 12/23/2013 Detail | Request this author!

 

Kay Wilkinson BarleyKaye Wilkinson Barley   
Birmingham, AL | 02/08/2014 to 02/09/2014 Detail | Request this author!

 

 

C.D. MitchellC.D. Mitchell   
Epworth by the Sea, GA | 06/13/2014 to 06/18/2014 Detail | Request this author!

 

Susan BoyerSusan M. Boyer   
Columbia, SC | 11/18/2013 to 11/19/2013 Detail | Request this author!
Tryon, NC | 11/23/2013 to 11/24/2013 Detail | Request this author!
Beaufort, SC | 12/06/2013 to 12/07/2013 Detail | Request this author!
Panama City, FL | 02/01/2014 to 02/02/2014 Detail | Request this author!
Bluffton, SC | 05/14/2014 to 05/15/2014 Detail | Request this author! 

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

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Lady Banks' {Book} Trailer Park:
Chickens in the Road


Chickens in the Road

Chickens in the Road"It was a cold late autumn day when I brought my children to live in rural West Virginia. The farmhouse was one hundred years old, there was already snow on the ground, and the heat was sparse--as was the insulation. The floors weren't even, either. My then-twelve-year-old son walked in the door and said, 'You've brought us to this slanted little house to die.'"

Thus begins former romance writer Suzanne McMinn's wild ride into self-sustainable living halfway up a hill on one of the most remote dirt roads in West Virginia, with a cast including her children, an enigmatic partner, the "rural neighborhood" of quirky characters, and a whole slew of ridiculous and uncooperative farm animals. An unlikely adventurer, the suburban-born-and-bred author tackles one daunting challenge after another on her new forty-acre farm, from hatching chickens and milking a cow to herding sheep and making her own cheese. Whether she's trying to convince a goat to accept its baby or just get her ornery neighbor to move over and let her pass on the road, every page of her adventure is fraught with laughter, passion, drama, and the risk of losing it all before she figures out why she's doing it in the first place. And when she does lose it all, she discovers a triumph she never expected--along with the truth for which she'd been searching all along.

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Read This! Okra Picks


Okra Picks


Someone Else's Love StorySomeone Else's Love Story
by Joshilyn Jackson
William Morrow, $26.99 November
9780062105653

Read the first chapter!

Someone Else's Love Story is beloved and highly acclaimed New York Times bestselling author Joshilyn Jackson's funny, charming, and poignant novel about science and miracles, secrets and truths, faith and forgiveness; about falling in love, and learning that things aren't always what they seem--or what we hope they will be. Shandi Pierce is juggling finishing college, raising her delightful three-year-old genius son Nathan, aka Natty Bumppo, and keeping the peace between her eternally warring, long-divorced parents. She's got enough complications without getting caught in the middle of a stick-up and falling in love with William Ashe, who willingly steps between the robber and her son.

Shandi doesn't know that her blond god Thor has his own complications. When he looked down the barrel of that gun he believed it was destiny: It's been one year to the day since a tragic act of physics shattered his world. But William doesn't define destiny the way others do. A brilliant geneticist who believes in facts and numbers, destiny to him is about choice. Now, he and Shandi are about to meet their so-called destinies head on, making choices that will reveal unexpected truths about love, life, and the world they think they know.


 

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Southern Indie Bestsellers: Highlights

For the week ending November 3, 2013. Books on the Southern Indie Bestseller List that are southern in nature or have been recently recommended by southern indie booksellers.

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. Sycamore Row
John Grisham, Doubleday, $28.95, 9780385537131
2. The Goldfinch
Donna Tartt, Little Brown, $30, 9780316055437
okra 6. Guests on Earth
Lee Smith, Shannon Ravenel Books, $25.95, 9781616202538
9. The Longest Ride

Nicholas Sparks, Grand Central, $27, 9781455520657

HARDCOVER NONFICTION

1. The Death of Santini: The Story of a Father and His Son
Pat Conroy, Nan A. Talese, $28.95, 9780385530903
4. The Southerner's Handbook: A Guide to Living the Good Life
Garden & Gun Magazine, HarperWave, $27.99, 9780062242389
12. Let's Explore Diabetes With Owls
David Sedaris, Little Brown, $27, 9780316154697

TRADE PAPERBACK FICTION

okra 4. Life After Life
Jill McCorkle, Shannon Ravenel Books, $14.95, 9781616203221

TRADE PAPERBACK NONFICTION

4. Rude Bitches Make Me Tired
Celia Rivenbark, St. Martin's Griffin, $14.99, 9781250029232
12. Stand Up That Mountain
Jay Erskine Leutze, Scribner, $18, 9781451682649
14. Thomas Jefferson: The Art of Power
Jon Meacham, Random House Trade, $20, 9780812979480

MASS MARKET

5. The Racketeer
John Grisham, Dell, $9.99, 9780345530578

CHILDREN'S ILLUSTRATED

2. Pete the Cat: The First Thanksgiving
James Dean, Kimberly Dean, HarperFestival, $6.99, 9780062198693
4. Pete the Cat and His Magic Sunglasses
James Dean, Kimberly Dean, Harper, $17.99, 9780062275561
10. Pinkalicious: Pink or Treat!
Victoria Kann, HarperFestival, $4.99, 9780062187703

CHILDREN'S INTEREST

7. Counting by 7s
Holly Goldberg Sloan, Dial, $16.99, 9780803738553
8.Chomp
Carl Hiaasen, Ember, $8.99, 9780375868276

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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.

Guests on Earth
The Longest Ride
Just One Evil Act
The Husband's Secret
The Southerner's Handbook: A Guide to Living the Good Life
Let's Explore Diabetes With OwlsRude Bitches Make Me Tired
Tip and the Gipper
Days of Fire: Bush and Cheney in the White House
Help, Thanks, Wow
Life After Life
The Dinner
Mrs. Lincoln's Dressmaker
Rules of Civility
Pinkalicious: Pink or Treat!
Counting by 7s
Chomp
Where the Red Fern Grows
The Giver
Rude Bitches Make Me Tired
Lady Catherine, the Earl, and the Real Downton Abbey hspace=
The Untethered Soul
Stand Up That Mountain
Thomas Jefferson: The Art of Power
The Name of the Wind


Author Readings


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

UNC Humanities Spotlight on Scholars: Literary Battles: Debating the Duties of War Literature in WWI and Today (ticketed)  (other event)
Bryan Robinson
11/12/2013, 04:30 pm
Flyleaf Books
Chapel Hill, NC

NC Symphony previews its November 22-23 Orchestral Showcase  (other event)
11/12/2013, 07:30 pm
Quail Ridge Books & Music
Raleigh, NC

William Conescu-   (author appearance)
William Conescu
11/12/2013, 07:00 pm
Regulator Bookshop
durham, NC

An Italian Palate illustrated by Wyatt Waters by Robert St. John  (author appearance)
Robert St. John
11/12/2013, 05:00 pm
Lemuria Books
JACKSON, MS

Allan Gurganus: LOCAL SOULS  (author appearance)
Alan Gurganus
11/12/2013, 05:00 pm
The Country Bookshop
Southern Pines, NC

CD Mitchell, Author of God's Naked Will  (author appearance)
CD Mitchell
11/12/2013, 04:00 pm
That Bookstore in Blytheville
Blytheville, AR

NAPPY HOUR STORY TIME - TEA PARTY RULES  (other event)
Bryan Robinson
11/12/2013, 11:00 am
Inkwood Books
Tampa, FL

Author Michael Sugich: SIGNS ON THE HORIZONS  (author appearance)
Michael Sugich
11/12/2013, 06:30 pm
Avid Bookshop
Athens, GA

CeCe McDonald and Marissa Alexander Letter Writing Teach-In and Discussion with Crunk Feminist Collective  (writers group)
Bryan Robinson
11/12/2013, 07:30 pm
Charis Books & More
Atlanta, GA

SUSAN GREGG GILMORE The Funeral Dress + LISA PATTON Southern As a Second Language + A Meal Fit for a Dixie Funeral  (author appearance)
Lisa Patton
11/12/2013, 12:30 pm
FoxTale Book Shoppe
Woodstock, GA

Jonathan Miles signs WANT NOT and cookbook WILD CHEF  (author appearance)
Jonathan Miles
11/12/2013, 05:00 pm
Square Books
Oxford, MS

PRB Geek Book Club - The Haunting of Hill House by Shirley Jackson  (book club)
11/13/2013, 07:00 pm
Park Road Books
Charlotte, NC

Provost: Experiences, Reflections and Advice from a Former Number Two on Campus By Larry A. Nielson   (author appearance)
Larry A. Nielson
11/13/2013, 07:30 pm
Quail Ridge Books & Music
Raleigh, NC

Spruce- Upholstery Event with Designer Amanda Brown  (author appearance)
Amanda Brown
11/13/2013, 07:00 pm
Malaprop's Bookstore/Cafe
Asheville, NC

Allan Gurganus- Local Souls  (author appearance)
Allan Gurganus
11/13/2013, 07:00 pm
Regulator Bookshop
durham, NC

New Encylopedia of Southern Culture Set  (other event)
11/13/2013, 05:00 pm
Lemuria Books
JACKSON, MS

Author Talk with Jesmyn Ward  (author appearance)
Jesmyn Ward
11/13/2013, 06:00 pm
Pass Christian Books
Pass Christian, MS

James Bennett - Blach's: The Store, The Family, Their Story  (author appearance)
James Bennett
11/13/2013, 04:00 pm
Alabama Booksmith
Birmingham, AL

Florida's Wildlife: Past, Present and Future  (author appearance)
Charles Sobczak
11/13/2013, 05:30 pm
Copperfish Books, LLC
Punta Gorda, FL

Elaine Viets Booksigning   (author appearance)
Elaine Viets
11/13/2013, 07:00 pm
Murder on the Beach Mystery Bookstore
Delray Beach, FL

Russell Shorto Book Signing  (author appearance)
Russell Shorto
11/13/2013, 07:00 pm
A Cappella Books
Atlanta, GA

Artist's Way Fifth Class  (other event)
Bryan Robinson
11/13/2013, 07:00 pm
Charis Books & More
Atlanta, GA

Charles McNair signs Pickett's Charge  (author appearance)
Charles McNair
11/13/2013, 06:30 pm
Eagle Eye Book Shop
Atlanta, GA

Flyleaf Second Thursday Poetry Reading & Open Mic, featuring Beth Copeland!  (other event)
Bryan Robinson
11/14/2013, 07:00 pm
Flyleaf Books
Chapel Hill, NC

Author event: Anne Rodgers & Maureen Whelihan - Kiss and Tell: Secrets of Sexual Desire from Women 15 to 97  (author appearance)
Anne Rodgers
11/14/2013, 07:00 pm
Park Road Books
Charlotte, NC

Little Santa By Jon Agee  (author appearance)
Jon Agee
11/14/2013, 05:00 pm
Quail Ridge Books & Music
Raleigh, NC

Kara Was Here By William Conescu   (author appearance)
William Conescu
11/14/2013, 07:30 pm
Quail Ridge Books & Music
Raleigh, NC

Want Not by Jonathan Miles  (author appearance)
Jonathan Miles
11/14/2013, 06:00 pm
Lemuria Books
JACKSON, MS

The All-Girl Filling Station's Last Reunion by Fannie Flagg  (author appearance)
Fannie Flagg
11/14/2013, 05:00 pm
Lemuria Books
JACKSON, MS

Lynne Olson CITIZENS OF LONDON: THE AMERICANS WHO STOOD WITH BRITAN IN ITS DARKEST, FINEST HOUR THOSE ANGRY DAYS: ROOSEVELT, LINDBERG AND AMERICA’S   (author appearance)
Lynne Olson
11/14/2013, 10:00 am
The Country Bookshop
Southern Pines, NC

TARA CONKLIN: THE HOUSE GIRL  (author appearance)
Tara Conklin
11/14/2013, 05:00 pm
The Country Bookshop
Southern Pines, NC

I Am Madame X -- Book Discussion  (other event)
Bryan Robinson
11/14/2013, 05:00 pm
Copperfish Books, LLC
Punta Gorda, FL

PHILIP CROWLEY discussses and signs POSSESSED  (author appearance)
Philip Crowley
11/14/2013, 07:00 pm
Inkwood Books
Tampa, FL

Books Make Great Gifts with Sarah Nasif + Toni Hetzel, Random House  (other event)
Bryan Robinson
11/14/2013, 06:00 pm
Avid Bookshop
Athens, GA

You Gotta Read This: A Southern Lit Roundtable with Kung Li, Susana Morris, and Elizabeth Anderson  (author appearance)
Bryan Robinson
11/14/2013, 07:30 pm
Charis Books & More
Atlanta, GA

Robert Gordon signs RESPECT YOURSELF  (author appearance)
Robert Gordon
11/14/2013, 06:00 pm
Square Books
Oxford, MS

Susan Gregg Gilmore signs THE FUNERAL DRESS  (author appearance)
Susan Gregg Gilmore
11/14/2013, 06:00 pm
Square Books
Oxford, MS

Amanda Brown discusses Spruce: A Step-By-Step Guide to Upholstery and Design  (author appearance)
Amanda Brown
11/15/2013, 06:30 pm
Flyleaf Books
Chapel Hill, NC

A Permanent Member of the Family By Russell Banks   (author appearance)
Russell Banks
11/15/2013, 07:30 pm
Quail Ridge Books & Music
Raleigh, NC

TARA CONKLIN presents her novel The House Girl  (author appearance)
Tara Conklin
11/15/2013, 07:00 pm
Malaprop's Bookstore/Cafe
Asheville, NC

Book Your Lunch With Tara Conklin  (author appearance)
Tara Conklin
11/15/2013, 12:00 pm
Fiction Addiction
Greenville, SC

My Mama's Closet by Alice Rhea Mitchell  (author appearance)
Alice Rhea Mitchell
11/15/2013, 05:00 pm
Lemuria Books
JACKSON, MS

Author Event! J. E. Thompson- The Girl from Felony Bay  (author appearance)
J. E. Thompson
11/15/2013, 06:00 pm
Blue Ridge Books

Jonathan Miles - Want Not  (author appearance)
Jonathan Miles
11/15/2013, 04:00 pm
Alabama Booksmith
Birmingham, AL

Randy Rawls Booksigning  (author appearance)
Randy Rawls
11/15/2013, 07:00 pm
Murder on the Beach Mystery Bookstore
Delray Beach, FL

Avid Poetry Series: Erika Jo Brown, B.J. Love & Gale Marie Thompson  (author appearance)
Gale Marie Thompson
11/15/2013, 06:30 pm
Avid Bookshop
Athens, GA

Robert St. John and Wyatt Waters sign AN ITALIAN PALATE  (author appearance)
Robert St. John
11/15/2013, 05:00 pm
Square Books
Oxford, MS

Dual reading: Lyn Hawks & David Frauenfelder discuss their novels for young readers  (author appearance)
Lyn Hawks
11/16/2013, 02:00 pm
Flyleaf Books
Chapel Hill, NC

Russell Banks – A Permanent Member of the Family  (author appearance)
Russell Banks
11/16/2013, 11:00 am
McIntyre's Fine Books
Pittsboro, NC

Author event: Sandra Gutierrez - Latin American Street Food: The Best Flavors of Markets, Beaches, & Roadside Stands from Mexico to Argentina  (author appearance)
Sandra Gutierrez
11/16/2013, 02:00 pm
Park Road Books
Charlotte, NC

Eight Dolphins of Katrina: A True Tale of Survival  (author appearance)
Janet Wyman Coleman
11/16/2013, 11:00 am
Lemuria Books
JACKSON, MS

Annual Afternoon Tea  (other event)
Bryan Robinson
11/16/2013, 02:00 pm
Page & Palette
Fairhope, AL

TARA CONKLIN presents The House Girl: A Novel  (author appearance)
Tara Conklin
11/16/2013, 04:00 pm
Vero Beach Book Center
Vero Beach, FL

Meet the Author: THE CHATTOOGA RIVER: A NATURAL AND CULTURAL HISTORY  (author appearance)
Laura Garren
11/16/2013, 07:30 pm
Avid Bookshop
Athens, GA

WNC Patriot and Legend: Robert Henry  (author appearance)
Richard Russell
11/16/2013, 03:00 pm
City Lights Bookstore
Sylva, NC

Jill Dahan – Starting Fresh  (author appearance)
Jill Dahan
11/17/2013, 02:00 pm
McIntyre's Fine Books
Pittsboro, NC

Author event: Cynthia Goch - Mama Mia Cucina  (author appearance)
Cynthia Goch
11/17/2013, 02:00 pm
Park Road Books
Charlotte, NC

Sunday Sleuths  (book club)
Bryan Robinson
11/17/2013, 03:00 pm
Murder on the Beach Mystery Bookstore
Delray Beach, FL

Author Allen C. Shelton: WHERE THE NORTH SEA TOUCHES ALABAMA  (author appearance)
Allen C. Shelton
11/17/2013, 08:30 pm
Avid Bookshop
Athens, GA

Paperback Fiction Book Club: MAY WE BE FORGIVEN  (book club)
Bryan Robinson
11/17/2013, 06:15 pm
Avid Bookshop
Athens, GA

Guests on Earth By Lee Smith  (author appearance)
Lee Smith
11/18/2013, 07:30 pm
Quail Ridge Books & Music
Raleigh, NC

Play Pretty Blues by Snowden Wright  (author appearance)
Snowden Wright
11/18/2013, 05:00 pm
Lemuria Books
JACKSON, MS

Lionel Vatinet  (author appearance)
Lionel Vatinet
11/18/2013, 07:00 pm
Regulator Bookshop
durham, NC

Tara Conklin  (author appearance)
Tara Conklin
11/18/2013, 12:00 pm
Page & Palette
Fairhope, AL

Amanda Brown signs Spruce: A Step by Step Guide to Upholstery  (author appearance)
Amanda Brown
11/18/2013, 07:00 pm
Eagle Eye Book Shop
Atlanta, GA

Lee Smith discusses her new novel Guests On Earth  (author appearance)
Lee Smith
11/19/2013, 07:00 pm
Flyleaf Books
Chapel Hill, NC

Susie Wilde- Wilde Awards Live!  (other event)
11/19/2013, 07:00 pm
Quail Ridge Books & Music
Raleigh, NC

Respect Yourself: Stax Records and the Soul Explosion by Robert Gordon  (author appearance)
Robert Gordon
11/19/2013, 05:00 pm
Lemuria Books
JACKSON, MS

Judy Hogan  (author appearance)
Judy Hogan
11/19/2013, 07:00 pm
Regulator

Nora Gaskin TIME OF DEATH and UNTIL PROVEN: A MYSTERY IN TWO PARTS  (author appearance)
Nora Gaskin
11/19/2013, 05:00 pm
The Country Bookshop
Southern Pines, NC

NAPPY HOUR STORY TIME - CAPTAIN CAT  (other event)
Bryan Robinson
11/19/2013, 11:00 am
Inkwood Books
Tampa, FL

John Pritchard signs SAILING TO ALLUVIUM  (author appearance)
John Pritchard
11/19/2013, 05:00 pm
Square Books
Oxford, MS

CHOP NC Gathering (3rd Wednesdays) featuring Frances Mayes, author of Under The Tuscan Sun Cookbook  (author appearance)
Frances Mayes
11/20/2013, 07:00 pm
Flyleaf Books
Chapel Hill, NC

Author event: Carrie Knowles - Ashoan's Rug  (author appearance)
Carrie Knowles
11/20/2013, 07:00 pm
Park Road Books
Charlotte, NC

Stella Bain By Anita Shreve  (author appearance)
Anita Shreve
11/20/2013, 07:30 pm
Quail Ridge Books & Music
Raleigh, NC

Quiet Dell by Jayne Anne Phillips  (author appearance)
Jayne Anne Phillips
11/20/2013, 05:00 pm
Lemuria Books
JACKSON, MS

Kate Cooper--Band of Angels  (author appearance)
Kate Cooper
11/20/2013, 07:00 pm
Regulator Bookshop
durham, NC

Joshilyn Jackson  (author appearance)
Joshilyn Jackson
11/20/2013, 05:30 pm
Page & Palette
Fairhope, AL

Meg Cabot Booksigning  (author appearance)
Meg Cabot
11/20/2013, 08:00 pm
Murder on the Beach Mystery Bookstore
Delray Beach, FL

Wednesday Murder Club  (book club)
Bryan Robinson
11/20/2013, 06:30 pm
Murder on the Beach Mystery Bookstore
Delray Beach, FL

PRB Foodie Book Club - Taco USA: How Mexican Food Conquered America by Gustavo Arellano  (book club)
11/21/2013, 07:00 pm
Park Road Books
Charlotte, NC

Band of Angels: The Forgotten World of Early Christian Women by Kate Cooper  (author appearance)
Kate Cooper
11/21/2013, 07:30 pm
Quail Ridge Books & Music
Raleigh, NC

Lee Smith  (author appearance)
Lee Smith
11/21/2013, 07:00 pm
Regulator Bookshop
durham, NC

Oliver North discusses his new book American Heroes on the Homefront: The Hearts of Heroes  (author appearance)
Oliver North
11/21/2013
Flyleaf Books
Chapel Hill, NC

Nancy Peacock THE LIFE AND TIMES OF PERSIMMON WILSON  (author appearance)
Nancy Peacock
11/21/2013, 04:30 pm
The Country Bookshop
Southern Pines, NC

John Besh  (author appearance)
John Besh
11/21/2013, 11:00 am
Page & Palette
Fairhope, AL

Frog Trouble Day featuring Frog Trouble by Sandra Boynton  (author appearance)
Sandra Boynton
11/21/2013, 04:00 pm
Page & Palette
Fairhope, AL

Joshilyn Jackson signs Someone Else's Love Story  (author appearance)
Joshilyn Jackson
11/21/2013, 07:00 pm
Eagle Eye Book Shop
Atlanta, GA

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 21, 12:00-2:00 PATRICIA MOORE-PASTIDES, GREEK REVIVAL: COOKING FOR LIFE — A TASTING AT LEANING LADDER PREMIUM OLIVE OIL AND VINEG  (author appearance)
Patricia Moore-Pastides
11/21/2013, 12:00 pm
FoxTale Book Shoppe
Woodstock, GA

Jayne Anne Phillips signs QUIET DELL  (author appearance)
Jayne Anne Phillips
11/21/2013, 06:00 pm
Square Books
Oxford, MS

Coffee with the Poet: Workshop with Kathryn Byer  (author appearance)
Kathryn Byer
11/21/2013, 10:30 am
City Lights Bookstore
Sylva, NC

Jonathan Miles  (author appearance)
Jonathan Miles
11/22/2013, 07:00 pm
Regulator Books

Nicholas Dawidoff signs COLLISON LOW CROSSERS  (author appearance)
Nicholas Dawidoff
11/22/2013, 05:00 pm
Square Books
Oxford, MS

Lee Smith – Guests on Earth  (author appearance)
Lee Smith
11/23/2013, 02:00 pm
McIntyre's Fine Books
Pittsboro, NC

Author event: Jan Brett - Cinders  (author appearance)
Jan Brett
11/23/2013, 10:00 am
Park Road Books
Charlotte, NC

Cinders: A Chicken Cinderella By Jan Brett  (author appearance)
Jan Brett
11/23/2013, 05:00 pm
Quail Ridge Books & Music
Raleigh, NC

Jordan MacLean  (author appearance)
Jordan MacLean
11/23/2013, 03:00 pm
The Country Bookshop
Southern Pines, NC

Dianne de Las Casas - The House that Santa Built - Uptown  (author appearance)
Dianne de Las Casas
11/23/2013, 11:30 pm
Maple Street Book Shop
New Orleans, LA

Tommy Hays Reading and Book Signing  (author appearance)
Tommy Hays
11/23/2013, 03:00 pm
City Lights Bookstore
Sylva, NC

Cooks & Books: Pickles, Pigs & Whiskey Reception with Chef John Currence  (author appearance)
Chef John Currence
11/24/2013, 03:00 pm
McIntyre's Fine Books
Pittsboro, NC

Author event: Stacey Marshall - Captain Courage and the World's Most Shocking Secret  (author appearance)
Stacey Marshall
11/24/2013, 03:30 pm
Park Road Books
Charlotte, NC

Whisper Falls By Elizabeth Langston   (author appearance)
Elizabeth Langston
11/24/2013, 03:00 pm
Quail Ridge Books & Music
Raleigh, NC

Author event: Pat Conroy - The Death of the Santini & Cassandra King - Moonrise  (author appearance)
Pat Conroy
11/25/2013, 05:00 pm
Park Road Books
Charlotte, NC

Someone Else's Love Story By Joshilyn Jackson   (author appearance)
Joshilyn Jackson
11/25/2013, 07:30 pm
Quail Ridge Books & Music
Raleigh, NC

An Italian Palate with Robert St. John  (author appearance)
Robert St. John
11/25/2013, 06:00 pm
Pass Christian Books
Pass Christian, MS

Nicholas Dawidoff  (author appearance)
Nicholas Dawidoff
11/25/2013, 07:00 pm
Regulator Books

A Special Luncheon with Patricia Wells to celebrate her new book: The French Kitchen Cookbook  (author appearance)
Patricia Wells
11/25/2013, 11:30 am
Flyleaf Books
Chapel Hill, NC

Author event: Keith Larson - That Season of Hope  (author appearance)
Keith Larson
11/26/2013, 07:00 pm
Park Road Books
Charlotte, NC

The French Kitchen Cookbook: Recipes and Lessons from Paris and Provence By Patricia Wells  (author appearance)
Patricia Wells
11/26/2013, 12:00 pm
Quail Ridge Books & Music
Raleigh, NC

Moonrise By Cassandra King  (author appearance)
Cassandra King
11/26/2013, 07:30 pm
Quail Ridge Books & Music
Raleigh, NC

Tom Franklin & Beth Ann Fennelly  (author appearance)
Beth Ann Fennelly
11/26/2013, 06:00 pm
Page & Palette
Fairhope, AL

The Resurrectionist by Matthew Guinn  (author appearance)
Matthew Guinn
11/29/2013, 10:00 am
Lemuria Books
JACKSON, MS

The Tilted World by Beth Ann Fennelly and Tom Franklin  (author appearance)
Beth Ann Fennelly
11/29/2013, 12:00 pm
Lemuria Books
JACKSON, MS

Y'All Come Over by Amy Lyles Wilson  (author appearance)
Amy Lyles Wilson
11/29/2013, 02:00 pm
Lemuria Books
JACKSON, MS

Story Time with Mrs. Claus  (other event)
Bryan Robinson
11/29/2013, 05:30 pm
Page After Page
Elizabeth City, NC

Author event: Sheri Wren Haymore - A Higher Voice  (author appearance)
Sheri Wren Haymore
11/30/2013, 11:00 am
Park Road Books
Charlotte, NC

Author event: Deborah Lystrom - Dancing to my Heartbeat  (author appearance)
Deborah Lystrom
11/30/2013, 02:00 pm
Park Road Books
Charlotte, NC

Rivers by Michael Farris Smith  (author appearance)
Michael Farris Smith
11/30/2013, 11:00 am
Lemuria Books
JACKSON, MS

Banjo's Dream by Marshall Ramsey  (author appearance)
Marshall Ramsey
11/30/2013, 03:00 pm
Lemuria Books
JACKSON, MS

Indies First Day featuring Daniel Wallace, Rosecrans Baldwin & Alan Shapiro!  (author appearance)
Daniel Wallace
11/30/2013, 09:00 am
Flyleaf Books
Chapel Hill, NC

Welcome Home, Indigeax! Author/Illustrator Reading and Signing  (author appearance)
Wendy Woods
11/30/2013, 02:00 pm
Cavalier House Books
Denham Springs, LA

M.A. Kirkwood - Claire Ange - Uptown  (author appearance)
M.A. Kirkwood
11/30/2013, 11:30 pm
Maple Street Book Shop
New Orleans, LA

Pickles, Pigs & Whiskey: Recipes from My Three Favorite Food Groups and Then Some  (author appearance)
John Currence
12/03/2013, 05:00 pm
Lemuria Books
JACKSON, MS

Theresa Crater signing The Star Family  (author appearance)
Theresa Crater
12/14/2013, 03:00 pm
Moravian Book & Gift Shop


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