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{Soccer, ballet and fighting.}

In which Mr. Pat Conroy never says anything in less than 200 pages, a bookseller suggests books perfect for our bewildering times, a bookshop in Montgomery, Alabama is looking for someone hungering to own a little bookstore, and a little boy in Ms. Barbara O'Connor's class says his grandmother loved soccer, ballet and fighting.

August 28, 2016

In This Issue

Lady Banks' Commonplace Book | Read This! | Okra Picks | The List | Event Calendar | Southern Indie Bestsellers | Book and Author Gossip | Author 2 Author


Dearest Readers,

One of the most common, and wistful, comments her ladyship used to hear in her days working as a bookseller, was from the person who would come to the counter hugging an armful of books, and sigh and say "I would love to own a little bookstore someday."

Who wouldn't?

In truth, it was the kind of statement that one could wholly sympathize with, but always looks a little different from the other side of the counter. Working around books all day is a kind of dream job, but that dream includes things like negotiating leases, working out payroll budgets, analyzing profit and loss, establishing credit histories, predicting inventory demand. In fact, it is remarkable how little time one has to read when one works in a bookstore.

And yet, working in a bookstore is indeed a dream job. For not only can you read any of the books you'd like on the shelves, but you are expected to read them, it is part of the job. Even better you are expected to be able to talk to people about the books you are reading, and the books they are reading, and the books you each want to read. In truth, this is the aspect that her ladyship loved most about being a bookseller. Access to any book she wanted to read was, of course, wonderful. But talking to people all day about what they are reading? That was the very best part of the job.

Seeking: Someone hungering to own their own bookstore

If you are one of those people who have sometimes, or often, thought how wonderful it would be to own a little bookstore, then you should know New South Books in Montgomery, Alabama, is seeking an owner:

New South Books
Seeking equity partner for bookstore in Montgomery, Alabama with tremendous growth potential

For 16 years, NewSouth Books, an independent publisher of mostly Southern history and culture, has operated The NewSouth Bookstore as a low-key sideline to our main business. Our 4,500-sf building—we own it—is in historic downtown Montgomery, Alabama, at the epicenter of Civil War and civil rights history (Rosa Parks sat on the couch in our bookstore). The recent closing (the owners retired) of Montgomery’s beloved independent bookseller, Capitol Book and News, along with increased tourism (300,000 history tourists a year and growing) and a revitalized downtown (1,000 new lofts since 2009) creates a unique opportunity for a successful destination book retailer. NewSouth Books lacks the specific retail bookselling expertise to exploit this opportunity, and we are wholly preoccupied with running our publishing house. We seek an equity (could be sweat-equity) partner with management experience and an entrepreneurial spirit to take over the retail side. The ideal partner will have seven to ten years experience in frontline selling, buying, events coordinating, and more, and will be hungering to own their own store. We offer a turnkey operation with a lot of potential. For more information, please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Serious inquiries only, please, and no phone calls at this initial stage.

That dream you have had about opening a little bookshop? It may be closer than you think.

Read independently. And shop local.

her ladyship, the editor

Liane MoriartyTruly, Madly, Guilty

Read Savannah#ReadSavannah! with Liane Moriarty, author of Truly Madly Guilty

#ReadSavannah is a ticketed event open to the public, a Readers' Afternoon Delight that will include lunch with authors, panels and other programs to allow readers to meet and mingle with presenting authors. Including:


Maggie Steifvater

The Hilton DeSoto Savannah | September 18, 2016 | 12 noon - 5 PM

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Lady Banks' Pick of the Week

Lady Banks' Commonplace Book

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

The RisenFrom the beginning, Ligeia’s ability to appear or disappear seemed magical. The first time, forty-six years ago, was at Panther Creek the summer before my junior year in high school. On Sundays after church and a lunch at our grandfather’s house, my older brother, Bill, and I changed into T-shirts and cutoff jeans, tossed our fishing gear into the ’62 Ford pickup Grandfather had bought us,

and headed west out of Sylva. We’d cross the interstate, turn onto national forestland, and drive a mile down the gravel road bordering Panther Creek, rods and reels rattling in the truck bed as Bill veered onto an old logging trail. Soon tree limbs and saplings raked the hood and windshield. Then there was no longer a road, only a gap in the trees through which Bill wove until skidding to a stop.

--Ron Rash, The Risen  9780062436313
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Read This!

Recommended reading from Southern Indie Booksellers

The QuickHow to Set a Fire and Why: A Novel by Jesse Ball (Pantheon, $24.95, 9781101870570). "On page one of Ball's new novel, 16-year-old Lucia Stanton gets kicked out of school for stabbing the star basketball player in the neck with a pencil. Lucia is a delinquent, a philosopher, a shard of glass. She's also an aspiring arsonist and an iconoclast, who is vibrant, alive, and charming in a misanthropic way. Ball's prose is precise and deceptively spare, his message dynamic in what he doesn't write. Enlightenment thinkers used the symbol of the flame to represent the power and transmission of knowledge. It's in this tradition that How to Set a Fire and Why becomes Ball's pyrotechnic masterpiece." --Matt Nixon, The Booksellers at Laurelwood, Memphis, Tenn

Underground RailroadThe Underground Railroad Colson Whitehead

Colson Whitehead will probably win the Pulitzer for this and boy does he deserve it. The Underground Railroad transforms a fugitive slave narrative into a phantasmagorical odyssey, taking a Swiftian look at the various forms racial discrimination has taken through American history. Mythic and more than a little strange, Underground Railroad seems perfect for our bewildering times.  -- Hank, Flyleaf Books, Chapel Hill, NC 

Textbook Amy Krouse RosenthaTextbook Amy Krouse Rosenthal Amy Krouse Rosenthal

Amy Krouse Rosenthal is an utterly charming and undeniably talented artist. I've always loved her clever and heartfelt picture books but Textbook Amy Krouse Rosenthal is another category entirely. Her singular wit and unique outlook on her life and the world shine through in lovely ways within Textbook. Rather than become gimmicky or overwrought, the interactive elements feel like sincere connections between author and reader - or even reader and reader. This is an engaging piece of creative non-fiction perfect to hand to all kinds of readers, especially those exploring the artistic process or looking for new ways to find depth or brightness in their everyday lives. -- Johanna, Flyleaf Books, Chapel Hill, NC 

More bookseller recommendations

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Okra Picks: The Risen

The Risen“The Risen” is an important novel – and an intriguing one – from one of our master storytellers. In its pages, the past rises up, haunting and chiding, demanding answers of us all. -Dannye Romine Powell, The Charlotte Observer

New York Times bestselling author Ron Rash demonstrates his superb narrative skills in this suspenseful and evocative tale of two brothers whose lives are altered irrevocably by the events of one long-ago summer—and one bewitching young woman—and the secrets that could destroy their lives.

While swimming in a secluded creek on a hot Sunday in 1969, sixteen-year-old Eugene and his older brother, Bill, meet the entrancing Ligeia. A sexy, free-spirited redhead from Daytona Beach banished to their small North Carolina town until the fall, Ligeia will not only bewitch the two brothers, but lure them into a struggle that reveals the hidden differences in their natures.

Drawn in by her raw sensuality and rebellious attitude, Eugene falls deeper under her spell. Ligeia introduces him to the thrills and pleasures of the counterculture movement, then in its headiest moment. But just as the movement’s youthful optimism turns dark elsewhere in the country that summer, so does Eugene and Ligeia’s brief romance. Eugene moves farther and farther away from his brother, the cautious and dutiful Bill, and when Ligeia vanishes as suddenly as she appeared, the growing rift between the two brothers becomes immutable.

Decades later, their relationship is still turbulent, and the once close brothers now lead completely different lives. Bill is a gifted and successful surgeon, a paragon of the community, while Eugene, the town reprobate, is a failed writer and determined alcoholic.

When a shocking reminder of the past unexpectedly surfaces, Eugene is plunged back into that fateful summer, and the girl he cannot forget. The deeper he delves into his memories, the closer he comes to finding the truth. But can Eugene’s recollections be trusted? And will the truth set him free and . . . or destroy his damaged life and everyone he loves?


Okra Picks

The List: 3 Books Jake Reiss thinks you should read this summer

Jake Reiss is the owner of Alabama Booksmith, in Homewood, Alabama

Kill 'Em and Leave Mattie C's Boy Bad Ass Librarians of Timbuktu 

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Book & Author Gossip


Lowcountry Heart "But being Pat he has gotten 200 pages into it, and he has just got them graduating from college"

Cassandra King on the unpublished and forthcoming books by Pat Conroy 

Welcome to BraggsvilleA sense of conscience and moral purpose takes shape at the heart of the book

T. Geronimo Johnson wins 2016 Saroyan Prize 





 Whisperin' Bill Anderson“Still to this day when I hear one of my favorite songs, Bill undoubtedly wrote it.” 

Whisperin' Bill Anderson returns to his Georgia roots 

Serafina and the Black CloakThese young people have great insights into what they read and it’s interesting that they can take away something completely different," from an adult's perspective

Serafina and the Black Cloak chosen for SOKY Reads! program 

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The Seed of an Idea: Monika Schroeder talks to Barbara O'Connor

Monika Schröder interviews Barbara O’Connor, author of WISH (Farrar, Straus & Giroux)

Barbara O'Connor & Monika SchroederChildren’s authors Monika Schröder and Barbara O’Connor have been friends for years, brought together when they shared the same editor, Frances Foster at FSG. After communicating by email for a year or so, they finally met in person at a librarians’ conference in Washington, DC. But their bond grew closer when Barbara moved from Boston to Asheville, North Carolina, a short distance from Monika. Now they enjoy chatting all things book related while walking their dogs once a week in the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains. Making the bond even more special is the fact that they each have new children’s novels being published just days apart.

Barbara is the author of award-winning novels for children, including How to Steal a DogThe Small Adventure of Popeye and Elvis, and The Fantastic Secret of Owen Jester. Her latest novel, Wish, is published this fall by Farrar, Straus & Giroux. Visit her at:

Monika is the author of Saraswati's Way, The Dog in the Wood and My Brother's Shadow. Her latest novel for middle-grade readers, Be Light Like a Bird, will be published by Capstone on September 1st. Visit her at:

Monika: You’re known for your novels with Southern settings. Why did you decide to exclusively write books with Southern settings and tone?

WishBarbara: As a new and inexperienced writer, I was struggling to find my writing voice. Then I read Missing May by Cynthia Rylant and had a light bulb moment. I adored her voice in that book and I realized how much voice and setting were intertwined in her work. That’s when I began to write books set in the South, where I grew up. My childhood memories are closely connected with the South: the kudzu, the steamy summer weather, the boiled peanuts and collard greens, the great Southern folks with their accents and phrases like “I’m fixin’ to go” and “I like to died.” By drawing on those memories, I found my writing voice.

Monika: I have a feeling that your recent move to the Blue Ridge Mountains had an impact on the setting of Wish. Am I right?

Barbara: Absolutely! I grew up at the bottom of those beautiful mountains and have many happy memories of day trips up the winding roads. The woods were lush with ferns and cool, damp moss. The creeks were icy cold with giant boulders warm from the sun, perfect for a barefoot little girl to jump on. After 26 years in snowy Boston, I headed back to the Blue Ridge Mountains. I felt so at home again that I knew I had to set my next book there.

Monika: I know that often stories start with the seed of an idea. What was the seed for Wish?

Barbara: I was teaching a writing workshop to a class of fifth graders at an elementary school in Massachusetts. The students were given a set of questions to use to interview a relative. The next day, they brought those interview questions back to class and I would work with them on writing a short biography of that person. (Many people don’t know this, but I actually started my career writing biographies for children.)

What were some of your favorite activities as a child?” His grandmother had answered, “Soccer, ballet and fighting.

I asked the students to share with the class one of their favorite questions from the interview. One young boy had interviewed his grandmother and he chose to share the question, “What were some of your favorite activities as a child?” His grandmother had answered, “Soccer, ballet and fighting.”

I now had a character to plunk down into those mountains. Her name is Charlie Reese, a feisty, troubled child with a bad temper.

Monika: I love the character of Howard, who tries so hard to befriend hot-headed Charlie. Can you shed any light on the creation of Howard?

Barbara: Howard was actually a character in a manuscript that I abandoned (something I almost never do). The story wasn’t working, but I liked Howard so much that I snatched him out of that story and knew he’d be a perfect friend for Charlie. He is very much the yin to her yang.

Monika: Wish tells the story of a child displaced from her home due to dysfunctional parents. You’ve also written about a homeless child in your novel, How to Steal a Dog. Your books are geared toward readers aged 9 to 12. How do you handle such tough issues for young readers?

Barbara: I’m a strong believer in not sugar-coating the world for children. Some families are dysfunctional. Some children are homeless. To never write about those things doesn’t make them go away. And by writing about them, some children will see themselves and relate, while others will learn more about the world around them and perhaps gain more empathy.

On the subject of protecting children from the harsh realities of life, I like to quote Phyllis Fogelman, the editor of Mildred Taylor’s Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry. She says, “It is generally knowledge, not a lack of it, that arms children and helps to prepare them for the world as it is rather than what we would like it to be.” To which I reply, “Amen.”

Monika: What do you see as the main difference between writing for children and writing for adults? For instance, do you ever write in order to teach a moral or a lesson? Do you make a point of keeping vocabulary more simplistic?

Barbara: I never write to teach a moral or a lesson. My main goal in writing for children is simply to entertain them. If they learn a bit along the way, that’s a good thing, too.

As far as vocabulary, I never think about it. Maybe that means my brain is stuck in fourth grade. I definitely don’t “dumb down” the vocabulary.

Monika: Any advise for aspiring children’s writers?

Barbara: The obvious: read. Read as many books as you can, particularly book written in the genre and style of your own writing. It’s important to read new books to stay abreast of the market and to see which publishers are publishing which types of books.

Also, I always recommend that aspiring children’s writers join the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators ( That organization provides a wealth of information and support. If possible, attend one of their regional conferences. You’ll come away informed and inspired.

Lastly, your writing process will very likely be different from others. Some writers write every day. (I don’t.) Some writers keep journals. (I don’t.) Some writers outline. (I don’t.) Do what works for you.

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Southern Indie Bestsellers

For the week ending August 21. Books on the Southern Indie Bestseller List that are southern in nature or have been recently recommended by southern indie booksellers.

- The Pat Conroy Southern Book Prize | Okra Pick! - A SIBA Okra Pick 
See the full list here
Printable versions: Hardcover | Paperback | Children.


1. The Underground Railroad
Colson Whitehead, Doubleday, $26.95, 9780385542364
2. Truly Madly Guilty
Liane Moriarty, Flatiron, $26.99, 9781250069795
3. The Woman in Cabin 10
Ruth Ware, Gallery/Scout Press, $26, 9781501132933
4. The Girls
Emma Cline, Random House, $27, 9780812998603
5. The Last Days of Night
Graham Moore, Random House, $28, 9780812988901


1. Hillbilly Elegy
J.D. Vance, Harper, $27.99, 9780062300546
2. The Girl With the Lower Back Tattoo
Amy Schumer, Gallery, $28, 9781501139888
3. When Breath Becomes Air
Paul Kalanithi, Random House, $25, 9780812988406
4. Armageddon
Dick Morris, Eileen McGann, Humanix, $24.99, 9781630060589
5. The View From the Cheap Seats
Neil Gaiman, Morrow, $26.99, 9780062262264

Also of note - politics:

9. How Everything Became War and the Military Became Everything
Rosa Brooks, S&S, $29.95, 9781476777863
4. Armageddon
Dick Morris, Eileen McGann, Humanix, $24.99, 9781630060589
12. Clinton Cash
Peter Schweizer, Harper, $16.99, 9780062369291

Special to the Southern List
Last Days of NightThe Rainbow Comes and GoesLight Between the OceansJust mercy

Click on a book to purchase from a great indie bookstore! See the full Southern Indie Bestseller list and the books that are Special to the Southern List here.

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Events at Southern Indie Bookstores

See the full calendar | Find a Southern Indie Bookstore near you

Young Adult Author Panel Talk & Signing  (author appearance)
Lauren Gibaldi | 08/31/2016, 05:30 pm | Fiction Addiction | Greenville, SC

Author event with Serena Burdick author of Girl in the Afternoon  (author appearance)
Serena Burdick | 08/31/2016, 06:30 pm | Parnassus Books | Nashville, TN

The Bookaholics will discuss Louisa May Alcott’s Little Women and March by Geraldine Brooks  (book club)
08/31/2016, 12:00 pm | Union Avenue Books | Knoxville, TN

Henry Cole with Eddie the Bully  (author appearance)
Henry Cole | 08/31/2016, 05:00 pm | Hooray For Books | Alexandria, VA

New Town Revue: Rob Spillman, Garrard Conley, and Erin Lovett  (author appearance)
09/01/2016, 06:30 pm | Avid Bookshop | Athens, GA

Cedric Tillman, Poetry reading  (author appearance)
Cedric Tillman | 09/01/2016, 06:00 pm | Main Street Books | Davidson, NC

Robin Kirk - Peculiar Motion  (author appearance)
Robin Kirk | 09/01/2016 | Regulator Bookshop | Durham, NC

Alyssa Maxwell signs Murder at Rough Point  (author appearance)
Alyssa Maxwell | 09/02/2016, 07:00 pm | Murder on the Beach Mystery Bookstore | Delray Beach, FL

Ransom Riggs Midnight Release Party!!  (author appearance)
09/02/2016, 09:00 pm | Sundog Books | Santa Rosa Beach, FL

AJC Decatur Book Festival 2016  (book festival)
09/02/2016, 05:00 pm | A Cappella Books | Atlanta, GA

Kim Boykin, Author of Echoes of Mercy  (author appearance)
Kim Boykin | 09/02/2016, 11:00 am | Litchfield Books | Pawleys Island, SC

Author Event with RF Wilson  (author appearance)
RF Wilson | 09/03/2016, 03:00 pm | Blue Ridge Books

Lynn Wilson  (author appearance)
Lynn Wilson | 09/03/2016, 01:00 pm | Page & Palette | Fairhope, AL

Ann Hite to Present Her New Novel  (author appearance)
Ann Hite | 09/03/2016, 03:00 pm | City Lights Bookstore | Sylva, NC

Louise Penny Reading  (author appearance)
Louise Penny | 09/03/2016, 04:00 pm | Fiction Addiction | Greenville, SC

Author Event with Richard Von der Veen  (author appearance)
Richard Von der Veen | 09/04/2016, 03:00 pm | Blue Ridge Books

Francisco Fialli - Trading y bolsa - Gables  (author appearance)
Francisco Fialli | 09/04/2016, 05:00 pm | Books & Books Inc | Coral Gables, FL

Sarah Coleman - Little Lobster's First Play Date  (author appearance)
Sarah Coleman | 09/04/2016, 10:00 am | Sundog Books | Santa Rosa Beach, FL

Aditi Khorana - MIRROR IN THE SKY  (author appearance)
Aditi Khorana | 09/04/2016, 03:00 pm | Octavia Books | New Orleans, LA

LOUISE PENNY presents A GREAT RECKONING  (author appearance)
Louise Penny | 09/04/2016, 07:00 pm | Malaprop's Bookstore/Cafe | Asheville, NC

POETRIO  (author appearance)
Janet Joyner | 09/04/2016, 03:00 pm | Malaprop's Bookstore/Cafe | Asheville, NC

Mac Barnett & Adam Rex - How This Book Was Made  (author appearance)
Mac Barnett | 09/04/2016, 02:00 pm | Quail Ridge Books & Music | Raleigh, NC

Author event with Gary Slaughter author of Sea Stories: A Memoir of a Naval Officer  (author appearance)
Gary Slaughter | 09/04/2016, 02:00 pm | Parnassus Books | Nashville, TN

Louise Penny TICKETED EVENT  (author appearance)
Louise Penny | 09/05/2016, 05:00 pm | The Country Bookshop | Southern Pines, NC

Author event with Mac Barnett and Adam Rex author and illustrator of How This Book Was Made  (author appearance)
Mac Barnett | 09/05/2016, 10:30 am | Parnassus Books | Nashville, TN

Eli Gold - Crimson Nation  (author appearance)
Eli Gold | 09/06/2016, 05:00 pm | Alabama Booksmith | Birmingham, AL

OFFSITE: Dave Barry - BEST. STATE. EVER. - CGCC  (author appearance)
Dave Barry | 09/06/2016, 07:30 pm | Books & Books Inc | Coral Gables, FL

Pajama Story Time with Author/Illustrator John Agee: Lion Lessons  (author appearance)
Jon Agee | 09/06/2016, 06:30 pm | Avid Bookshop | Athens, GA

FRANK BROWNING presents THE FATE OF GENDER  (author appearance)
Frank Browning | 09/06/2016, 07:00 pm | Malaprop's Bookstore/Cafe | Asheville, NC

Sabaa Tahir with Renee Ahdieh - A Torch Against the Night  (author appearance)
Sabaa Tahir | 09/06/2016, 07:00 pm | Quail Ridge Books & Music | Raleigh, NC

Bruce Frazer and Carol Glasgow, Extreme Forgiveness: WWII German Pilot Sinks American Destroyer But Finds Forgiveness  (author appearance)
Bruce Frazer | 09/06/2016, 07:00 pm | Regulator Bookshop | Durham, NC

Ask a Muslim Anything  (author appearance)
09/06/2016, 07:00 pm | Scuppernong Books | Greensboro, NC

Author event with Anne Byrn author of American Cake  (author appearance)
Anne Byrn | 09/06/2016, 06:30 pm | Parnassus Books | Nashville, TN

Launch Party for Mary Lou Hall and Wirewalker!  (author appearance)
Mary Lou | 09/06/2016, 06:30 pm | Fountain Bookstore | Richmond, VA

Nancy Mitchell Book Signing  (author appearance)
Nancy Mitchell | 09/07/2016, 07:00 pm | A Cappella Books | Atlanta, GA

A Prologue to the 25th Edition of the Book Festival of the MJCCA presents Steve Spurrier  (author appearance)
Steve Spurrier | 09/07/2016, 06:30 pm | A Cappella Books | Atlanta, GA

Blues Hands by Joseph A. Rosen  (author appearance)
Joseph A. Rosen | 09/07/2016, 05:00 pm | Lemuria Books | Jackson, MS

W. Scott Poole | 09/07/2016, 07:00 pm | Malaprop's Bookstore/Cafe | Asheville, NC

OFFSITE: [Durham Armory] Dave Barry, Best. State. Ever: A Florida Man Defends His Homeland  (author appearance)
Dave Barry | 09/07/2016, 07:00 pm | Regulator Bookshop | Durham, NC

Salon@615 with Jacqueline Woodson author of Another Brooklyn  (author appearance)
Jacqueline Woodson | 09/07/2016, 06:15 pm | Parnassus Books | Nashville, TN

Fred Chappell  (author appearance)
Fred Chappell | 09/08/2016, 05:30 pm | Blue Ridge Books

Mary Palmer  (author appearance)
Mary Palmer | 09/08/2016, 06:00 pm | Page & Palette | Fairhope, AL

Dr. Juan Rivera - Mejora tu salud de poquito a poco - Gables   (author appearance)
Dr. Juan | 09/08/2016, 06:00 pm | Books & Books Inc | Coral Gables, FL

Dave Barry  (author appearance)
Dave Barry | 09/08/2016, 07:00 pm | Vero Beach Book Center | Vero Beach, FL

Ken Foster - THE DOGS WHO FOUND ME (re-release and 10th anniversary)  (author appearance)
Ken Foster | 09/08/2016, 06:00 pm | Octavia Books | New Orleans, LA

Empire of Storms by Sarah J. Maas  (author appearance)
Sarah J. Maas | 09/08/2016, 06:00 pm | Lemuria Books | Jackson, MS

Delta Rainbow: The Irrepressible Betty Bobo Pearson  (author appearance)
Sally Palmer | 09/08/2016, 05:30 pm | Turnrow Books | Greenwood, MS

Danny Johnson on The Last Road Home  (author appearance)
Danny Johnson | 09/08/2016, 06:30 pm | City Lights Bookstore | Sylva, NC

Flyleaf Second Thursday Poetry Reading and Open Mic featuring Janice Moore Fuller and J.S. Absher  (author appearance)
Janice Moore Fuller | 09/08/2016, 07:00 pm | Flyleaf Books | Chapel Hill, NC

Jenny Brule, Learn to Cook 25 Southern Classics 3 Ways cookbook  (author appearance)
Jenny Brule | 09/08/2016, 06:00 pm | Main Street Books | Davidson, NC

ELIZABETH HEANEY presents The Honor Was Mine: A Look Inside the Struggle of Military veterans  (author appearance)
Elizabeth Heaney | 09/08/2016, 07:00 pm | Malaprop's Bookstore/Cafe | Asheville, NC

Scuppernong Books Words of Note Festival 2016  (author appearance)
Gary Reid | 09/08/2016, 07:00 pm | Scuppernong Books | Greensboro, NC

Visiting Writer Series presents Jacqueline Woodson at Crosstown Arts' story booth  (author appearance)
Jacqueline Woodson | 09/08/2016, 06:00 pm | Booksellers at Laurelwood | Memphis, TN

Special Edition Salon@615 featuring Glennon Melton in conversation with Ann Patchett at War Memorial Auditorium  (author appearance)
Glennon Melton | 09/08/2016, 06:30 pm | Parnassus Books | Nashville, TN

Author event with Sharon Cameron author of The Forgetting  (author appearance)
Sharon Cameron | 09/08/2016, 06:30 pm | Parnassus Books | Nashville, TN

Mary Buford Hitz Talks About The History of Wintergreen Resort  (author appearance)
Mary Buford | 09/08/2016, 06:30 pm | Fountain Bookstore | Richmond, VA

Michele Oka Doner - Into the Mysterium - Gables  (author appearance)
Michele Oka | 09/09/2016, 08:00 pm | Books & Books Inc | Coral Gables, FL

Dan Yaccarino: I Am A Story  (author appearance)
Dan Yaccarino | 09/09/2016, 04:30 pm | Garden District Book Shop | New Orleans, LA

Sandpiper: My Journey with Sight and Blindness by Karen Brown  (author appearance)
Karen Brown | 09/09/2016, 05:30 pm | Lemuria Books | Jackson, MS

Susan Crawford, author of The Other Widow  (author appearance)
Susan Crawford | 09/09/2016, 12:00 pm | Main Street Books | Davidson, NC

Jacqueline Woodson - Another Brooklyn  (author appearance)
Jacqueline Woodson | 09/09/2016, 07:00 pm | Quail Ridge Books & Music | Raleigh, NC

David Menconi  (author appearance)
David Menconi | 09/09/2016, 07:00 pm | Scuppernong Books | Greensboro, NC

Alex Bledsoe Book Signing at the Enchanted Chalice Renaissance Faire   (author appearance)
Alex Bledsoe | 09/09/2016, 05:00 pm | Fiction Addiction | Greenville, SC

Jim Casada, Author of Bird Dog Days, Wingshooting Ways  (author appearance)
Jim Casada | 09/09/2016, 11:00 am | Litchfield Books | Pawleys Island, SC

Author event with Cathryn J. Prince author of American Daredevil  (author appearance)
Cathryn J. Prince | 09/09/2016, 06:00 pm | Parnassus Books | Nashville, TN

Authors Round the South


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