{Alien robots disguised as John Deere tractors.}

In which Ms. Harper Lee plays the slot machines, Mr. Clyde Edgerton insists you can’t start reading to a baby too early (he is correct), Ms. Karen White loves her some shoe-sucking beach goo, Mr. William Joyce gives his kids a pile of dirt. (It’s a hit), and Ms. Tracy Thompson suspects that John Deere tractors may be aliens robots in disguise.

July 15, 2013



Dearest Readers,

Another month, another book to Jamal, the young boy who was paired with her ladyship by the Family-to-Family organization’s “One Book at a Time” program. This month her ladyship sent him a copy of Mr. Morris Lessmore’s Fantastic Flying Books, the recent winner of the 2013 SIBA Book Award in the Children’s category.

The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore

It is, on its surface, a somewhat strange tale. But as her ladyship wrote in her letter to Jamal, it is a story about how books can take us far away from adversity and trouble, and in doing so help us to change our lives for the better at home. Mr. William Joyce, the author and illustrator, will, if asked, tell you that his idea for the book (and the short film he made after) came after seeing children reading books in the great stadium shelter after having lost their homes during the Katrina hurricane. And he will tell you how amazed and inspired he was to see young children curled up on cots absorbed in their books, a million miles away from the destruction all around them.

Hurricanes. Refugees. Not usually the topics one thinks of for a children’s book. But flights of fancy, fairy tales, objects that come alive and talk to you?  Those things are more familiar when you remember that a child’s world is full of magic. And as William Joyce well understood, even if you are a grown-up, the best books still come alive in your hands.

Happy reading!


her ladyship, the editor


Lady Banks' Commonplace Book


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

The New Mind of the SouthAlien robots disguised as John Deere Tractors

Driving south from eastern Arkansas into the heart of the Mississippi Delta, I entered a landscape of two-story-high tractors, flat vistas, and no people. It was February, and the fields were still bare and soggy from recent rains. Huge flocks of black starlings wheeled and swooped across the sky, looking for last season’s leftover seeds. It was mid0morning on a weekday, but in one fifty-mile stretch of U.S. Highway 61, I counted exactly twelve cars, two tractor-trailers, and, except for the birds, no other signs of life. From time to time I drove through a small town, identifiable by a gas station, a few businesses, and a town limits sign; sometimes it was just the remnants of a small town, with dried kudzu vines covering a rusty Citgo sign. After a while, I began to get the creepy sense that alien robots disguised as John Deere tractors and grain silos had staged a secret invasion and devoured all human life while no one was looking.

--The New Mind of the South by Tracy Thompson (Simon and Schuster, 2013) 9781439158036

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Lady Banks' Receipt Book


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

Southern Foodways Alliance Community CookbookGinger Ale-Spiked Sweet Potatoes

The recipe below isn’t what you’r call complicated in constroncution. But the flavors( buttery and sweet and hot all at once) are.

The use of three-sneese-fit hot Blenheim Ginger Ale ups the ante. Call it a lazy man’s cheat if you like. Decry the presence of soda pop in what should be  relatively healthy dish. But for John T. Edge, whose family has roots in South Carolina, where Blenheim is bottled, the drink has resonance, both on the palate and in his family’s collective memory.

To keep his son in ginger ale--spiked sweet potatoes and sate a taste for highballs of bourbon and Blenheim, Edge’s father ships a case of Blenheim to Mississippi every year.

Makes 4 to 6 servings

1 tablespoon butter, at room temperature
2 pounds slender sweet potatoes, peeled and cut crosswise into 1/4 inch thick slices.
salt and ground black pepper
1 12 ounce bottle Blenheim Ginger Ale (either regular or hot)

Preheat the oven to 350F.

Butter the bottom of a shallow 2-quart casserole or gratin dish. Arrange the sweet potato slices in rows with their edges overlapping. Season with a bit of salt and a grind or three of pepper. Pour the ginger ale over the top. Bake until the potatoes are tender and glazed with a syrupy sauce, about 30 minutes. Serve hot.

--The Southern Foodways Alliance Community Cookbook (UGA, 2010) 9780820332758

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Lady Banks' Housekeeping Book


Country wisdom from practical people.

The Pests:

Ants: Ants have a strong sense of smell. They hate cinnamon, garlic and mint. Place cinnamon sticks and peeled/sliced garlic cloves around window tracks and holes. Replace every three days until the ants are gone. Plant mint around the foundation of the house. More

Wasps: Punch a hole into the jar lid that’s about as wide in diameter as the base of your pinky finger (you want the wasps to crawl in but not be able to fly out easily). Fill jar about 1/2 full with orange juice (can also use orange soda or some sweet & fruity smelling liquid). Smear raspberry or strawberry jam underneath the lid. Seal jar with the lid then place it at the back of the yard or some place away from foot traffic. The wasps will be attracted to the sweet smelling juice and jam and will crawl into the jar and eventually fall into the juice and drown. Wait until it’s dark outside before emptying the jar of its contents and refilling with a fresh batch of juice and jam. More

Mice: Peppermint Oil deters mice. Use the “cotton ball” approach in your mousy areas. The pantry is an obvious place in our house. Put a couple of drops of peppermint oil on a cotton ball or a piece of a sponge and place them throughout your pantry. The cotton ball or sponge absorbs the oil and acts as a little mouse repeller. When you actually clean your pantry out, add some peppermint oil to your cleaning water. In our case, we scrub the shelves once and then wipe them again. It’s the second wiping where we add the peppermint oil, so that there is a coating of peppermint oil on the shelves themselves. Alternatively, you could spritz your clean shelves (or I suppose even your dirty shelves) with a minty spray diluted as described below. You can use this same idea on any large mousy area in your house. More

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Book Gossip

Literary News & Gossip passed along from the readers, the writers, the reviewers, the resellers, the riff raff, and dutifully repeated here by her ladyship (who falls into the last category).

Stand Up That MountainIt’s not easy to get to the grassy balds located along the Tennessee-North Carolina border, but those who hike to the top are always stunned that such beautiful spots exist outside Switzerland or Scotland. With backdrops straight out of a scene from the Sound of Music, it’s difficult not to break into a Julie Andrews twirl. A trip up that mountain 9781451679007

Florida girl Theodora Atwell is 15 when she enrolls at Yonahlossee, an exclusive school on a secluded estate nestled in the Blue Ridge Mountains in North Carolina. It’s 1930 and the Great Depression is biting. Her father is only a doctor, but the real family money is in citrus. Thea will be mixing with other young ladies from the genteel South, but she is arriving under a black cloud. She has done something to disappoint her parents gravely, something  involving her older cousin Georgie and her twin brother Sam, the full details of which slowly unfold in flashbacks. A Depression Era story

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Author Gossip

To Kill a Mockingbird “I used to take Harper Lee down here until she got too old to play,” her close friend and Methodist minister Thomas Lane Butts tells Seal about the Wind Creek Casino & Hotel, the Vegas-style gambling establishment where she used to feed quarters into slot machines for hours, reveling in the anonymity. Seal reports that Lee used to roll up and down the rows of jangling machines in her wheelchair and nobody seemed to recognize her. To Steal a Mockingbird 9780446310789

Lee, however, has been living modestly, in quiet seclusion, in her hometown of Monroeville, Ala. Occasionally she could be spotted feeding ducks or playing quarter slots at a nearby casino. She is now in an assisted living facility, with vision problems, hearing loss, and, according to one friend, paralysis on her left side and a failing short-term memory. She suffered a stroke in 2007.  It was then, in this depleted condition, that she signed away the rights to her novel, the only one she ever wrote. Lee "didn't remember things, and would sign almost anything anybody put in front of her" Harper Lee lawsuit

Papadaddy's Book for New Fathers“You can’t start reading to a baby too early, even though she won’t know what you’re doing at first,” Edgerton tell readers. “But she will see a book and see pages and see words. Papadaddy’s Parenting Advice 9780316056922

Charlotte’s Web is the first book I can remember reading by myself and loving, in second grade.  My parents, eager to get me reading for life, paid me 10 cents a chapter.  They stopped paying me, but sometimes I think of how much money I could have accumulated if they hadn’t! Anton DiSclafani’s Firsts and Lasts

"America, Look at Your Shame!" is reminiscent of the autobiographical writing that culminated in Agee's Pulitzer Prize winning novel, A Death in the Family (1957), a work based on his childhood recollections of his father's sudden death. Like that novel, the essay underscores a personal awakening and, like Let Us Now Praise Famous Men, it relies on the tension between Agee's soaring creativity and his self-absorbed intellectual guilt. James Agee

A Land More Kind Than HomeWiley Cash's much-heralded first novel, “A Land More Kind Than Home,” draws from his experiences growing up in western North Carolina. Cash tells the multi-narrative story of an autistic boy who is smothered during an evangelical healing ceremony. But the plot of Cash's best-selling novel was inspired by a real church healing tragedy on the south side of Chicago. And the style of the novel was shaped by Cash's experience of leaving his native state to live elsewhere for the first time. “I never would've written ‘A Land More Kind Than Home' had I spent my entire life in North Carolina,” he said. A novelist returns home. 9781565122550

 

The Time BetweeKaren White has set her books on Pawleys Island. In McClellanville. And on Folly Beach. It’s the pluff mud that keeps pulling her back. White, a New York Times best-selling author whose latest book was released this month, calls that strangely aromatic, shoe-sucking goo that distinguishes South Carolina beaches “the smell of home.” Pluff mud 9780451239860

 

 

 

 

The Leaf Men and the Do Good BugsA $60 pile of dirt led to the bedtime story that became a book, play and now a movie for Shreveport’s William Joyce. Joyce shared the story of how the movie “EPIC” came to be Thursday night during a meet and greet and book signing at artspace.  In summer 1994, Joyce bought what he called “one of the smartest toy choices” he ever made for his then-early elementary school-aged children.  At twilight when it was time for the kids, who “looked like mud dwellers” to come inside, the glow from the indoor lights attracted bugs of all kinds. “My daughter would ask, ‘Is that a fairy?’ and I’d say ‘Yes,’” Joyce told the group of more than 200. “She’d say, ‘That’s awesome.’” The magic in a pile of dirt 9780064438179

William Alexander PercyWilliam Alexander Percy (1885-1942), of Greenville, Mississippi, was the cousin and adoptive father of the Southern Catholic novelist Walker Percy. He was himself a lawyer and man of letters, a poet, literary mentor, scion of a great family, friend of William Faulkner, and author of a bestselling memoir. His Lanterns on the Levee (1941) recounted his role as chief relief administrator during the Mississippi Delta’s Great Flood of 1927; as an army officer on the front lines in France during World War I; and as aide to his father, Senator LeRoy Percy, during the notorious 1911 campaign against the race-baiting demagogue James Vardaman.  Will Percy’s Secret 9780807835357

STARSSTARS Authors on tour:

What are "STARS" authors? These are authors listing in the Southern Traveling Authors Registration Service--a directory of authors who live in, or are traveling in the South and are interested in meeting with book clubs, civic groups, classrooms, and readers of all kinds. The STARS directory is brought to you by Southern Indie Booksellers, who want to connect readers with their favorite writers.

Authors traveling right now:

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

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Bookstore Gossip

A member of a prominent Raleigh family will become the new owner of Quail Ridge Books & Music. Lisa Robie Poole, wife of Waste Industries CEO Lonnie C. “Ven” Poole III, will acquire the store, owner Nancy Olson announced this afternoon. Ven Poole is son of Lonnie C. Poole Jr., founder and former CEO of Waste Industries and a large benefactor of N.C. State University. New owner for Quail Ridge Books

So, in the early morning hours (3:45 a.m. to be precise) of June 8, 2013, I am sitting on my couch in my pajamas having a beer with the man who once threatened (nicely) to rip my head off and that I have not seen for 17 years!!!!! How Gary O’Neal came to the Family Bookshop

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Lady Banks' {Book} Trailer Park:
A Land More Kind Than Home


A Land More Kind Than Home

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Read This! Okra Picks and Recommendations from Inkwood Books in Tampa, FL


Okra Picks

Click on a book to download the first chapter

A Place at the Table by Susan Rebecca White The Astronaut Wives Club: A True Story by Lily Koppel The Girl from Felony Bay by J.E. Thompson Heart of Palm by Laura Lee Smith In the Garden of Stone by Susan Tekulve Looking for Me by Beth Hoffman The Time Between by Karen White Whistling Past the Graveyard by Susan Crandall The Yonahlossee Riding Camp for Girls by Anton Disclafani Z: A Novel of Zelda Fitzgerald by Therese Anne Fowler


Recommended Reading from Inkwood Books

After IrisAFTER IRIS by NATASHA FARRANT—“Blue Gadsby is never without her video camera, and her chaotic family gives her endless material to document. There's her dramatic older sister; her younger siblings and their pet rats; her eccentric au pair Zoran; and the flitting images of her parents, who work away from home weeks at a time. Superimposed onto these reels of film is the void of Iris, Blue's twin sister who died three years before. The family she's left behind struggles to keep a sense of normalcy, but it's not quite working out. Told from Blue's witty and heartfelt perspective, After Iris is a sweet and often funny story of one family who finds strength and love in the aftermath of a terrible loss.” Amanda 9780803739826

THE ASTOR ORPHANTHE ASTOR ORPHAN by ALEXANDRA ALDRICH -- “If you were intrigued by the documentary Grey Gables or want to understand how family dynasties and mansions fall into ruin even with the most prestigious last names and bank accounts, read this memoir. Aldrich is a direct descendant of the Astor dynasty and spent her childhood in the servant’s quarters of Rokeby, the Hudson River mansion built by her wealthy ancestors. She is no poor little rich girl, however. Smart, funny and resourceful, her childhood is spent figuring out how to survive neglectful parents, eccentric relatives and find order in a dysfunctional world.” Stefani. 9780062223395

 

BEAUTIFULLY UNIQUE SPARKLEPONIESBEAUTIFULLY UNIQUE SPARKLEPONIES by CHRIS KLUWE -- “With the recent Supreme Court ruling on same sex marriage, Kluwe’s book is timely. You may have read his letter to Emmet C. Burns Jr. concerning Burns' derision of a Baltimore Ravens football player who advocated for same sex marriage. Kluwe wrote a hysterical letter laced with creative cursing that went viral. Kluwe is an NFL punter and he certainly kicks a lot of #$% with his witty and profane look at the world through this series of essays. Laugh out loud funny, insightful and irreverent.” Stefani. 9780316236775

 

THE DAY THE CRAYONS QUITTHE DAY THE CRAYONS QUIT by DREW DAYWALT illustrated by OLIVER JEFFERS –“When I was a kid, I had the tendency to assign human characteristics—dreams, feelings, and affronts—to my inanimate friends (perhaps I’d seen The Brave Little Toaster one time too many?) So, naturally, I fell in love with this book about crayon activism. The anal Purple crayon longs for Duncan to color in the lines. Orange and Yellow, jockeying for position as the true color of the sun, have become absolutely hostile. And poor, over-worked Blue! The entire crayon box is on the picket line, and it’s up to Duncan to appease their various demands if he ever wants to color again. This is a hilarious book that’ll have you and the little ones laughing out loud and, hopefully, you’ll all come away from it seeing a few more colors in the world.” Amanda. 9780399255373

I WEAR THE BLACK HATI WEAR THE BLACK HAT by CHUCK KLOSTERMAN -- “What does it mean to be a villain? In his hilarious and insightful manner, Klosterman explores villainy - both real and fictional – from various and unexpected angles. From cartoon villain Snidely Whiplash tying women to train tracks to Bill Clinton's unlikely redemption, I Wear the Black Hat will have readers reevaluating their notions of the dark side.” -Christian 9781439184493

 

 

 

HOW SHOULD A PERSON BEHOW SHOULD A PERSON BE? by SHEILA HETI—“Heti has written a book most young, creative women can relate to. Much of the book deals with the struggles to become an artist, to maintain friendships (especially with girlfriends) and to maintain sexual relationships (or not maintain them). The novel is composed of mostly factual conversations, real emails, and events that actually occurred intertwined with fictional ones. The narrator is named Sheila, and the narrator’s friends share first names and occupations with Heti’s real-life friends and collaborators. A lot of the conversations read likes ones I’ve had with my own friends. And this book is funny! Think HBO’s ‘Girls’ in book form. In a generation defined by reality TV stars and sex tapes, really, how should a person be?” Lindsay. 9781250032447

THE ILLUSION OF SEPARATENESSTHE ILLUSION OF SEPARATENESS by SIMON VAN BOOY—“Van Booy's novel, inspired by true events, tells the story of seemingly unrelated lives - a deformed German soldier, a blind museum curator, a caregiver at a retirement home for actors, two Jewish newlyweds separated by World War II, a film director struggling with his loneliness, a hungry child thrust into the arms of a teenage Parisian during the German invasion-  and masterfully, and beautifully reveals the thread that connects their lives. The chapters move back and forth through time as Van Booy slowly shows how the choices his characters (and we, the readers) make—instinctive, random, or possibly with love -have lasting effects on others. I confess I am a true believer in the romantic notion that what we do each day matters, and Van Booy's lovely novel left me filled with hope." Leslie. 9780062112248

IN THE HOUSE UPON THE DIRT BETWEEN  THE LAKE AND THE WOODSIN THE HOUSE UPON THE DIRT BETWEEN THE LAKE AND THE WOODS by MATT BELL—“The premise of Bell’s book seems quite pleasant: husband and wife move into the wilderness to build a house and start a family. The first ten pages, however,  make it clear that life for his characters is not going to be that simple. The unnamed narrator’s wife has the first of many miscarriages, leading him down a dark path of grief and anger. The book reads like a bizarre fairy tale, employing magical-realism in order to deal with difficult subject matter, and the format works—it's ‘one of the smartest meditations on the subjects of love, family and marriage in recent years’ (NPR). You will not be disappointed by Bell’s grotesquely beautiful debut.” Lindsay. 9781616952532

ShiningGirls SHINING GIRLS by LAUREN BEUKES--"What could be a better beach read than a book about a time-traveling serial killer? Kirby Mizrachi is the victim who doesn't die, and insteads begins to piece together clues from unsolved murders in Chicago that leads her to an impossible conclusion. Beukes creepy thriller is oddly lyrical, and the historical details are perfect. The reader has to pay attention as the killer, jumping through time, leaves clues as he takes souveneirs from each of his "shining girls". The growing relationship between Kirby and Dan, the ex-homicide reporter who covered her case and is reluctantly drawn into the search, is enough to make you wish this improbable book was the beginning of a series." Leslie 9780316216852

SuttonSUTTON by J.R. MOEHRINGER – “Willie Sutton was a modern day Robin Hood who made his living stealing from New York City banks in the 40’s and 50’s. In this fictional account of a real life master thief, Moehringer gives us a glimpse into the romantic reasons (first love) Sutton became a career criminal. Based on real interviews after his release from prison in 1969, the novel explores Sutton’s childhood in Brooklyn, his first love and even his passion for classic books. If you like mysteries, history, romance and true crime, you will love this book.” Stefani. 9781401312688

 

 

This is ParadiseTHIS IS PARADISE: STORIES by KRISTIANA KAHAKAUWILA –“From a place renowned for its beauty and tranquility comes a gritty collection of stories that capture true life in modern –day Hawaii. A new talent on the scene, Kahakauwila is being compared to such luminaries as Junot Diaz and Justin Torres. I also detect a touch of Jamaica Kincaid, but we could play this game forever. She possesses a unique, beautiful voice, and has created an intense, compelling portrait of a complicated place. I think my favorite story is “Thirty-Nine Rules for Making a Hawaiian Funeral into a Drinking Game,” in which she seamlessly blends the grief of loss with the history of a people.” Amanda. 9780770436254

 

Three Women in a MirrorTHREE WOMEN IN A MIRROR by ERIC-EMMANUEL SCHMITT –“Schmitt interweaves the stories of three women separated by time, but unified in their quest for self-realization. Anne is born in Bruges in the 16th century, when most of the young men are fighting the Crusades, and is “lucky” enough to be chosen by one of the remaining few for marriage. She chooses, instead, the life of a St. Francis-like mystic. Hanna, in 20th century Vienna, has wed a man who adores her, but she suffers from a desperate lack of contentment. And in contemporary Hollywood, the brilliant actress Anny is drowning in a sea of sycophants and chooses a path of self-destruction to find relief. I’d be remiss not to mention the similarity of the story to The Hours, and Schmitt has written a tale with the same kind of sensitive, tragic beauty.” Amanda. 9781609451226

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Southern Indie Bestsellers

For the week ending July 7, 2013

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

HARDCOVER FICTION


1. And the Mountains Echoed
Khaled Hosseini, Riverhead, $28.95, 9781594631764
2. Inferno
Dan Brown, Doubleday, $29.95, 9780385537858
3. Bad Monkey
Carl Hiaasen, Knopf, $26.95, 9780307272591
4. The Ocean at the End of the Lane
Neil Gaiman, Morrow, $25.99, 9780062255655
5. The Silver Star
Jeannette Walls, Scribner, $26, 9781451661507
6. Gone Girl
Gillian Flynn, Crown, $25, 9780307588364
okra7. The Yonahlossee Riding Camp for Girls
Anton DiSclafani, Riverhead, $27.95, 9781594486401

8. The Last Original Wife
Dorothea Benton Frank, Morrow, $26.99, 9780062132468
9. Ladies' Night
Mary Kay Andrews, St. Martin's, $26.99, 9781250019677
10. TransAtlantic
Colum McCann, Random House, $27, 9781400069590
11. Revenge Wears Prada
Lauren Weisberger, S&S, $25.99, 9781439136638
okra12. Z
Therese Anne Fowler, St. Martin's, $25.99, 9781250028655

13. The Son
Philipp Meyer, Ecco, $27.99, 9780062120397
okra14. Whistling Past the Graveyard
Susan Crandall, Gallery, $24.99, 9781476707723

15. The Bookman's Tale
Charlie Lovett, Viking, $27.95, 9780670026470

HARDCOVER NONFICTION


1. Let's Explore Diabetes With Owls
David Sedaris, Little Brown, $27, 9780316154697
2. I Could Pee on This
Francesco Marciuliano, Chronicle, $12.95, 9781452110585
3. The Unwinding
George Packer, FSG, $27, 9780374102418
4. Lean In
Sheryl Sandberg, Knopf, $24.95, 9780385349949
5. The Boys in the Boat
Daniel James Brown, Viking, $28.95, 9780670025817
6. Dad Is Fat
Jim Gaffigan, Crown Archetype, $25, 9780385349055
7. Happy, Happy, Happy
Phil Robertson, Howard Books, $24.99, 9781476726090
8. The Girls of Atomic City
Denise Kiernan, Touchstone, $27, 9781451617528
9. Eleven Rings
Phil Jackson, Hugh Delehanty, Penguin Press, $27.95, 9781594205118
10. Bunker Hill
Nathaniel Philbrick, Viking, $32.95, 9780670025442
okra11. The Astronaut Wives Club
Lily Koppel, Grand Central, $28, 9781455503254

12. How Music Works
David Byrne, McSweeney's, $32, 9781936365531
13. My Beloved World
Sonia Sotomayor, Knopf, $27.95, 9780307594884
14. Unbroken
Laura Hillenbrand, Random House, $28, 9781400064168
15. Revolutionary Summer
Joseph J. Ellis, Knopf, $26.95, 9780307701220

TRADE PAPERBACK FICTION


1. Beautiful Ruins
Jess Walter, Harper Perennial, $15.99, 9780061928178
2. Flight Behavior
Barbara Kingsolver, Harper Perennial, $16.99, 9780062124272
3. The Light Between Oceans
M.L. Stedman, Scribner, $16, 9781451681758
4. The Art Forger
B.A. Shapiro, Algonquin, $14.95, 9781616203160
5. Joyland
Stephen King, Hard Case Crime, $12.95, 9781781162644
6. The Bat
Jo Nesbo, Vintage, $14.95, 9780345807090
7. The Summer Girls
Mary Alice Monroe, Gallery, $16, 9781476709000
8. The Paris Wife
Paula McLain, Ballantine, $15, 9780345521316
9. Where'd You Go, Bernadette
Maria Semple, Back Bay, $14.99, 9780316204262
10. The Great Gatsby
F.Scott Fitzgerald, Scribner, $15, 9781451689433
11. The Chaperone
Laura Moriarty, Riverhead, $16, 9781594631436
12. World War Z
Max Brooks, Broadway, $14.95, 9780770437411
13. Bring Up the Bodies
Hilary Mantel, Picador, $16, 9781250024176
14. A Hologram for the King
Dave Eggers, Vintage, $15.95, 9780307947512
15. Rules of Civility
Amor Towles, Penguin, $16, 9780143121169

TRADE PAPERBACK NONFICTION


1. Wild
Cheryl Strayed, Vintage, $15.95, 9780307476074
2. Proof of Heaven
Eben Alexander, M.D., S&S, $15.99, 9781451695199
3. Quiet
Susan Cain, Broadway, $16, 9780307352156
4. The Glass Castle
Jeannette Walls, Scribner, $16, 9780743247542
5. Let's Pretend This Never Happened
Jenny Lawson, Berkley, $16, 9780425261019
6. The End of Your Life Book Club
Will Schwalbe, Vintage, $15, 9780307739780
7. Outliers
Malcolm Gladwell, Back Bay, $16.99, 9780316017930
8. Into the Wild
Jon Krakauer, Anchor, $14.95, 9780307387172
9. Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? (And Other Concerns)
Mindy Kaling, Three Rivers, $14, 9780307886279
10. Gift From the Sea
Anne Morrow Lindbergh, Pantheon, $9.95, 9780679732419
11. How to Read Literature Like a Professor
Thomas C. Foster, Harper, $15.99, 9780060009427
12. Lots of Candles, Plenty of Cake
Anna Quindlen, Random House, $15, 9780812981667
13. The 5 Love Languages
Gary Chapman, Northfield, $14.99, 9780802473158
14. F in Exams
Richard Benson, Chronicle, $9.95, 9780811878319
15. In the Garden of Beasts
Erik Larson, Broadway, $16, 9780307408853

MASS MARKET


1. A Game of Thrones
George R.R. Martin, Bantam, $9.99, 9780553593716
2. A Clash of Kings
George R.R. Martin, Bantam, $9.99, 9780345535429
3. Ender's Game
Orson Scott Card, Tor, $7.99, 9780812550702
4. A Storm of Swords
George R.R. Martin, Bantam, $9.99, 9780345543981
5. 1984
George Orwell, Signet, $9.99, 9780451524935
6. A Feast for Crows
George R.R. Martin, Bantam, $9.99, 9780553582024
7. A Wanted Man
Lee Child, Dell, $9.99, 9780440246312
8. American Sniper
Chris Kyle, Harper, $9.99, 9780062238863
9. The Catcher in the Rye
J.D. Salinger, Little Brown, $6.99, 9780316769488
10. Killing Floor
Lee Child, Jove, $9.99, 9780515153651

CHILDREN'S ILLUSTRATED


1. The Day the Crayons Quit
Drew Daywalt, Oliver Jeffers (Illus.), Philomel, $17.99, 9780399255373
2. Goodnight Moon
Margaret Wise Brown, Clement Hurd (Illus.), Harper, $8.99, 9780694003617
3. The Dark
Lemony Snicket, Jon Klassen (Illus.), Little Brown, $16.99, 9780316187480
4. Pat the Bunny
Dorothy Kunhardt, Golden, $9.99, 9780307120007
5. If You Want to See a Whale
Julie Fogliano, Erin E. Stead (Illus.), Roaring Brook, $16.99, 9781596437319
6. Where's Waldo?
Martin Handford, Candlewick, $7.99, 9780763634988
7. Goodnight, Goodnight, Construction Site
Sherri Duskey Rinker, Tom Lichtenheld (Illus.), Chronicle, $16.99, 9780811877824
8. Where's Waldo? The Totally Essential Travel Collection
Martin Handford, Candlewick, $14.99, 9780763661786
9. Pete the Cat: The Wheels on the Bus
James Dean, Harper, $9.99, 9780062198716
10. Good Night, Gorilla
Peggy Rathmann, Putnam, $7.99, 9780399230035

CHILDREN'S INTEREST


1. The Fault in Our Stars
John Green, Dutton, $17.99, 9780525478812
2. Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children
Ransom Riggs, Quirk, $10.99, 9781594746031
3. Looking for Alaska
John Green, Speak, $9.99, 9780142402511
4. The Moon and More
Sarah Dessen, Viking, $19.99, 9780670785605
5. Wonder
R.J. Palacio, Knopf, $15.99, 9780375869020
6. The 5th Wave
Rick Yancey, Putnam, $18.99, 9780399162411
7. The Book Thief
Markus Zusak, Knopf, $12.99, 9780375842207
8. Paper Towns
John Green, Speak, $9.99, 9780142414934
9. The Mouse with the Question Mark Tail
Richard Peck, Kelly Murphy (Illus.), Dial, $16.99, 9780803738386
10. An Abundance of Katherines
John Green, Speak, $9.99, 9780142410707

CHILDREN'S FICTION SERIES TITLES


1. Divergent
Veronica Roth, Katherine Tegen Books, $9.99, 9780062024039
2. Tales From a Not-So-Happy Heartbreaker (Dork Diaries, #6)
Rachel Renee Russell, Aladdin, $13.99, 9781442449633
3. Insurgent (Divergent Series, #2)
Veronica Roth, Katherine Tegen Books, $17.99, 9780062024046
4. Catching Fire (The Second Book of the Hunger Games)
Suzanne Collins, Scholastic, $12.99, 9780545586177
5. Middle School: How I Survived Bullies, Broccoli, and Snake Hill
James Patterson, Chris Tebbetts, Little Brown, $14, 9780316231756
6. The Lightning Thief (Percy Jackson and the Olympians, Book 1)
Rick Riordan, Hyperion, $7.99, 9781423134947
7. Warriors: The Untold Stories
Erin Hunter, Wayne McLoughlin (Illus.), Harper, $6.99, 9780062232922
8. The Hunger Games
Suzanne Collins, Scholastic, $12.99, 9780545425117
9. Tallstar's Revenge (Warriors Super Edition)
Erin Hunter, James L. Barry (Illus.), Harper, $18.99, 9780062218049
10. City of Bones (Mortal Instruments, #1)
Cassandra Clare, Margaret K. McElderry Books, $12.99, 9781416955078

 

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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!


The Last Original Wife Ladies' Night Z Whistling Past the Graveyard The Bookman's Tale Happy, Happy, Happy The Girls of Atomic City Eleven Rings The Astronaut Wives Club How Music Works My Beloved World The Summer Girls The Chaperone Rules of Civility Into the Wild Gift From the Sea How to Read Literature Like a Professor The 5 Love Languages F in Exams American Sniper Killing Floor If You Want to See a Whale The Mouse with the Question Mark Tail


Author Readings


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

Actor’s Playhouse Preview  (other event)
Diane Chamberlain
07/13/2014, 12:30 pm
Books & Books Inc
Coral Gables, FL

Parnassus Book Club - City of Women  (book club)
07/17/2013, 06:30 pm
Parnassus Books
Nashville, TN

Mary Alice Monroe, Author, The Summer Girls  (author appearance)
Mary Alice Monroe
07/17/2013, 01:30 pm
Book Exchange
Marietta, GA

Cathleen Schine -- Fin & Lady  (author appearance)
Cathleen Schine
07/17/2013, 08:00 pm
Books & Books Inc
Coral Gables, FL

Kent Wascom  (author appearance)
Kent Wascom
07/17/2013, 07:00 pm
Regulator Bookshop
durham, NC

John Gillgren  (author appearance)
John Gillgren
07/17/2013, 11:00 am
Books Plus
Amelia Island, FL

E. Louise Jagues  (author appearance)
E. Louise Jagues
07/17/2013, 03:00 pm
Books Plus
Amelia Island, FL

Barry's Classics Book Club  (book club)
Diane Chamberlain
07/17/2013, 12:00 pm
Bookstore1Sarasota
Sarasota, FL

okraSusan Crandall talk/signing Whistling Past the Graveyard  (author appearance)
Susan Crandall
07/17/2013, 07:00 pm
Eagle Eye Book Shop
Atlanta, GA

Leonard Adkins - Hiking and Traveling the Blue Ridge Parkway  (author appearance)
Leonard Adkins
07/17/2013, 07:00 pm
Park Road Books
Charlotte, NC

T. DeLene Beeland shares The Secret World of Red Wolves  (author appearance)
T. DeLene Beeland
07/17/2013, 07:30 pm
Quail Ridge Books & Music
Raleigh, NC

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

Jerry DeWitt with Ethan Brown: Hope After Faith  (author appearance)
Jerry DeWitt
07/17/2013, 06:00 pm
Garden District Book Shop
New Orleans, LA

Big Girl Panties by Stephanie Evanovich  (author appearance)
Stephanie Evanovich
07/17/2013, 05:00 pm
Lemuria Books
JACKSON, MS

Author event with Michael Harvey - Author of The Innocence Game  (author appearance)
Michael Harvey
07/18/2013, 06:30 pm
Parnassus Books
Nashville, TN

Laura Golden - Every Day After  (author appearance)
Laura Golden
07/18/2013, 04:00 pm
Alabama Booksmith
Birmingham, AL

Moonrise Kingdom Screening  (other event)
07/18/2013, 08:00 pm
Nightbird Books
Fayetteville, AR

KAREN BROWN discusses and signs her new book THE LONGINGS OF WAYWARD GIRLS  (author appearance)
Karen Brown
07/18/2013, 07:00 pm
Inkwood Books
Tampa, FL

James Swain Booksigning  (author appearance)
JAMES SWAIN
07/18/2013, 07:00 pm
Murder on the Beach Mystery Bookstore
Delray Beach, FL

Coffee with the Poet Featuring Brent Martin  (author appearance)
Brent Martin
07/18/2013, 10:30 pm
City Lights Bookstore
Sylva, NC

July Book Club  (book club)
07/18/2013, 07:00 pm
Bound To Be Read Books
Atlanta, GA

Karen Rose and Wendy Corsi Staub  (author appearance)
Karen Rose
07/18/2013, 06:30 pm
Book Exchange
Marietta, GA

Kate Christensen -- Blue Plate Special  (author appearance)
Kate Christensen
07/18/2013, 08:00 pm
Books & Books Inc
Coral Gables, FL

HIKING & TRAVELING THE BLUE RIDGE PARKWAY: Presentation with Author LEONARD ADKINS  (author appearance)
Leonard Adkins
07/18/2013, 07:00 pm
Malaprop's Bookstore/Cafe
Asheville, NC

Barbara Cohea  (author appearance)
Barbara Cohea
07/18/2013, 11:00 am
Books Plus
Amelia Island, FL

Matthew Guinn - THE RESURRECTIONIST  (author appearance)
Matthew Guinn
07/18/2013, 06:00 pm
Octavia Books
New Orleans, LA

Kent Wascom discusses The Blood of Heaven  (author appearance)
Kent Wascom
07/18/2013, 07:00 pm
Flyleaf Books
Chapel Hill, NC

Writing for Excellence and Publication  (writers group)
Diane Chamberlain
07/18/2013, 05:45 pm
Barnhill's
Winston-Salem, NC

Michelle Buckman - Rachel's Contrition  (author appearance)
Michelle Buckman
07/18/2013, 07:00 pm
Park Road Books
Charlotte, NC

Cathleen Schine  (author appearance)
Cathleen Schine
07/18/2013, 07:30 pm
Quail Ridge Books & Music
Raleigh, NC

Author Event - Dorie Clark's Reinventing You  (author appearance)
Dorie Clark
07/18/2013, 05:00 pm
The Country Bookshop
Southern Pines, NC

Coffee with the Poet Featuring Brent Martin  (author appearance)
Brent Martin
07/18/2013, 10:30 am
City Lights Bookstore
Sylva, NC

Story Time  (other event)
07/18/2013, 10:30 am
Avid Bookshop
Athens, GA

Story Time  (other event)
07/18/2013, 10:30 am
Avid Bookshop
Athens, GA

Cliterati Open No-Mic Featuring Rushelle Frazier  (other event)
07/18/2013, 07:30 pm
Charis Books & More
Atlanta, GA

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

Thalia Tex Seggelink and Ritchie Blaze Spencer: The Thinking Moms' Revolution  (author appearance)
Thalia Seggelink
07/18/2013, 06:00 pm
Garden District Book Shop
New Orleans, LA

Bill Heavey Presents It's Only Slow Food Until You Try to Eat It: Misadventures of a Suburban Hunter-Gatherer  (author appearance)
Bill Heavey
07/18/2013, 06:30 pm
Fountain Bookstore
Richmond, VA

Stories Behind the Songs with Julie Lee and Janne Henshaw  (other event)
07/19/2013, 06:30 pm
Parnassus Books
Nashville, TN

Mary Lois Timbes- That Was Tomorrow  (author appearance)
Mary Lois Timbes
07/19/2013, 01:00 pm
Page & Palette
Fairhope, AL

Pamela Druckerman -- BÉBÉ DAY BY DAY   (author appearance)
Pamela Druckerman
07/19/2013, 06:30 pm
Books & Books Inc
Coral Gables, FL

Mandy Baca -- The Sizzling History of Miami Cuisine  (author appearance)
Mandy Baca
07/19/2013, 08:00 pm
Books & Books Inc
Coral Gables, FL

Mountain Shadow Memories Book Signing with Author Joe Cobb Crawford  (author appearance)
Joe Cobb Crawford
07/19/2013, 12:00 pm
Malaprop's Bookstore/Cafe
Asheville, NC

Bill Reynolds  (author appearance)
Bill Reynolds
07/19/2013, 10:00 am
Books Plus
Amelia Island, FL

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

Julia Keller - A Killing in the Hills  (author appearance)
Julia Keller
07/19/2013, 07:00 pm
Park Road Books
Charlotte, NC

Saturday Story Time with Jesse Ellis  (other event)
07/20/2013, 10:30 am
Parnassus Books
Nashville, TN

Abbi Glines & Colleen Hoover  (author appearance)
Abbi Glines
07/20/2013, 06:00 pm
Page & Palette
Fairhope, AL

The Iron Giant Screening  (other event)
07/20/2013, 08:00 pm
Nightbird Books
Fayetteville, AR

Debut YA Novelist Jeff Yager  (author appearance)
Jeff Yager
07/20/2013, 04:00 pm
Inkwood Books
Tampa, FL

Florida Authors Academy Workshop   (writers group)
07/20/2013, 10:00 am
Murder on the Beach Mystery Bookstore
Delray Beach, FL

Weekly Storytime  (other event)
07/20/2013, 11:00 am
City Lights Bookstore
Sylva, NC

Elizabeth Worley Presents Her Memoir  (author appearance)
Elizabeth Worley
07/20/2013, 03:00 pm
City Lights Bookstore
Sylva, NC

Marcus Howell -- Clairvoyant...My Definition, My Story  (author appearance)
Marcus Howell
07/20/2013, 04:00 pm
Books & Books Inc
Coral Gables, FL

KENT WASCOM Reading and Signing  (author appearance)
Kent Wascom
07/20/2013, 07:00 pm
Malaprop's Bookstore/Cafe
Asheville, NC

Dale Neal  (author appearance)
Dale Neal
07/20/2013, 11:00 am
Barnhill's
Winston-Salem, NC

Judith Davis Kuhn  (author appearance)
Judith Davis Kuhn
07/20/2013, 02:00 pm
Barnhill's
Winston-Salem, NC

Tom Angleberger  (author appearance)
Tom Angleberger
07/20/2013, 02:00 pm
Quail Ridge Books & Music
Raleigh, NC

Pre-School Story Time  (other event)
07/20/2013, 10:30 pm
Flyleaf Books
Chapel Hill, NC

Elizabeth Worley Presents Her Memoir  (author appearance)
Elizabeth Worley
07/20/2013, 03:00 pm
City Lights Bookstore
Sylva, NC

Avon Writers Roundtable at the RWA  (writers group)
07/20/2013, 02:00 pm
Eagle Eye Book Shop
Atlanta, GA

Author Kacy Tedder for Story Time with Crafts  (author appearance)
Kacy Allen Tedder
07/20/2013, 01:00 pm
Avid Bookshop
Athens, GA

Kenya Jackson Presents: Navigating the Quarterlife Crisis with Wisdom and Skill: Part One  (author appearance)
Kenya Jackson
07/20/2013, 07:30 pm
Charis Books & More
Atlanta, GA

WENDY HIGGINS – SWEET EVIL and SWEET PERIL AND JENNIFER ARMENTROUT  (author appearance)
Wendy Higgins
07/20/2013, 01:00 pm
FoxTale Book Shoppe
Woodstock, GA

Summer of Stories: Not-So-Scary Monster Romp  (other event)
07/20/2013, 02:00 pm
Cavalier House Books
Denham Springs, LA

Scotty and Elvis: Aboard the Mystery Train by Scotty Moore  (author appearance)
Scotty Moore
07/20/2013, 01:00 pm
Lemuria Books
JACKSON, MS

Teachers' Night!  (other event)
07/21/2013, 05:00 pm
Parnassus Books
Nashville, TN

Howl  (other event)
07/21/2013, 06:30 pm
Nightbird Books
Fayetteville, AR

Sunday Sleuths   (book club)
07/21/2013, 03:00 pm
Murder on the Beach Mystery Bookstore
Delray Beach, FL

CHARLES F. PRICE  (author appearance)
Charles F. Price
07/21/2013, 03:00 pm
Malaprop's Bookstore/Cafe
Asheville, NC

Joan Adams - You've Got To Be Kidding Me: An Educators' Secret Handbook  (author appearance)
Joan Adams
07/21/2013, 02:00 pm
Park Road Books
Charlotte, NC

Author Event - Anne Russell and Melton McLaurin's The Wayward Girls of Samarcand  (author appearance)
Anne Russell
07/21/2013, 02:00 pm
The Country Bookshop
Southern Pines, NC

Tom Angleberger & Cece Bell present their new kids book Crankee Doodle  (author appearance)
Tom Angleberger
07/21/2013, 11:00 am
Flyleaf Books
Chapel Hill, NC

Paperback Fiction Book Club: THE YEAR OF THE GADFLY  (book club)
07/21/2013, 06:15 pm
Avid Bookshop
Athens, GA

Medicinal Weed Walk Around Greater Little 5 Points Area  (other event)
07/21/2013, 10:45 pm
Charis Books & More
Atlanta, GA

Yoga @ Charis: Movement, Reflection, Community  (other event)
07/21/2013, 11:00 am
Charis Books & More
Atlanta, GA

Frederick Starr and Robert Brantley: Une Belle Maison: The Lombard Plantation House in New Orlean's Bywater  (author appearance)
Frederick Starr
07/21/2013, 02:00 pm
Garden District Book Shop
New Orleans, LA

Live Music - Greg Shupe & Men with Issues  (other event)
07/21/2013, 07:00 pm
Sundial Books
Chincoteague, VA

Richard Louv  (author appearance)
Richard Louv
07/22/2013, 06:00 pm
Page & Palette
Fairhope, AL

Leonard M. Adkins Presents His Book on The Blue Ridge Parkway  (author appearance)
Leonard M. Adkins
07/22/2013, 06:30 pm
City Lights Bookstore
Sylva, NC

Daniel Silva -- The English Girl  (author appearance)
Daniel Silva
07/22/2013, 07:30 pm
Books & Books Inc
Coral Gables, FL

JOSEPH MAIOLO READING & SIGNING  (author appearance)
Joseph Maiolo
07/22/2013, 07:00 pm
Malaprop's Bookstore/Cafe
Asheville, NC

Flyleaf Book Lovers Club Discussion  (book club)
07/22/2013, 07:00 pm
Flyleaf Books
Chapel Hill, NC

Leonard M. Adkins Presents His Book on The Blue Ridge Parkway  (author appearance)
Leonard Adkins
07/22/2013, 06:30 pm
City Lights Bookstore
Sylva, NC

Writing With Intent  (writers group)
07/22/2013, 06:30 pm
Charis Books & More
Atlanta, GA

Book Signing - Seeds of Evidence  (author appearance)
Linda J. White
07/22/2013, 11:00 am
Sundial Books
Chincoteague, VA

Author event with Ginger Manley - Author of Assisted Loving  (author appearance)
Ginger Manley
07/23/2013, 06:30 pm
Parnassus Books
Nashville, TN

Certified Holistic Health Coach Samantha Pollack DISCUSSES DIET  (other event)
07/23/2013, 07:00 pm
Malaprop's Bookstore/Cafe
Asheville, NC

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

Mark De Castrique - A Murder in Passing  (author appearance)
Mark de Castrique
07/23/2013, 07:00 pm
Park Road Books
Charlotte, NC

okraSusan Crandall, WHISTLING PAST THE GRAVEYARD  (author appearance)
Susan Crandall
07/23/2013, 05:30 pm
Fountainhead Bookstore

Roadside Geology in Georgia by Gore & Witherspoon talk/signing  (author appearance)
Bill Witherspoon
07/23/2013, 08:30 pm
Eagle Eye Book Shop
Atlanta, GA

Richard Sexton ▪ Randy Harelson ▪ Brian Costello ─ NEW ROADS AND OLD RIVERS  (author appearance)
Brian Costello
07/23/2013, 02:00 pm
Octavia Books
New Orleans, LA

Author event with Kevin West - Author of Saving the Season  (author appearance)
Kevin West
07/24/2013, 06:30 pm
Parnassus Books
Nashville, TN

Amelia Earhart Day  (other event)
07/24/2013, 12:00 pm
Horton's Books & Gifts
Carrollton, GA

Curso: El oficio de lector  (other event)
07/24/2013, 06:30 pm
Books & Books Inc
Coral Gables, FL

okraSusan Tekulve & Angela Kelly Visit for a Joint Reading  (author appearance)
ANGELA KELLY
07/24/2013, 07:00 pm
Malaprop's Bookstore/Cafe
Asheville, NC

Barbara Shumannfang  (author appearance)
Barbara Shumannfang
07/24/2013, 07:00 pm
Regulator Bookshop
durham, NC

okraAnton DiSclafani signs THE YONAHLOSSEE RIDING CAMP FOR GIRLS  (author appearance)
Anton DiSclafani
07/24/2013, 05:00 pm
Square Books
Oxford, MS

Book Signing - Seeds of Evidence  (author appearance)
Linda J. White
07/24/2013, 07:00 pm
Sundial Books
Chincoteague, VA

Walter S. Griggs Jr. uncovers The Collapse of Richmond's Church Hill Tunnel  (author appearance)
Walter S. Griggs Jr,
07/24/2013, 10:30 am
Fountain Bookstore
Richmond, VA

Local Author Night  (author appearance)
M. K. Ducote
07/25/2013, 07:00 pm
The Bookstore in the Grove
Coconut Grove, FL

okraSusan Tekulve & Angela Kelly Visit for a Joint Reading  (author appearance)
Susan Tekulve
07/25/2013, 06:30 pm
City Lights Bookstore
Sylva, NC

Manny Lopez -- Room at the Top   (author appearance)
Manny Lopez
07/25/2013, 08:00 pm
Books & Books Inc
Coral Gables, FL

okraAnton Disclafani - The Yonahlossee Riding Camp for Girls  (author appearance)
Anton DiSclafani
07/25/2013, 04:00 pm
Alabama Booksmith
Birmingham, AL

okraLydia Netzer   (author appearance)
07/25/2013, 07:30 pm
Quail Ridge Books & Music
Raleigh, NC

Carol Jordan - Japanese Animal Tales  (author appearance)
Carol Jordan
07/25/2013, 07:00 pm
Park Road Books
Charlotte, NC

Leonard Adkins  (author appearance)
Leonard Adkins
07/25/2013, 01:00 pm
Fountainhead Bookstore

Jenna Black discusses her new teen science fiction novel Replica  (author appearance)
Jenna Black
07/25/2013, 07:00 pm
Flyleaf Books
Chapel Hill, NC

okraSusan Tekulve & Angela Kelly Visit for a Joint Reading  (author appearance)
Susan Tekulve
07/25/2013, 06:30 pm
City Lights Bookstore
Sylva, NC

Story Time  (other event)
07/25/2013, 10:30 am
Avid Bookshop
Athens, GA

Radical Relationships: Sexing Outside the Box: Keeping your relationship hot and intense!—  (other event)
07/25/2013, 07:30 pm
Charis Books & More
Atlanta, GA

S. Frederick Starr - UNE BELLE MAISON  (author appearance)
S. Frederick Starr
07/25/2013, 06:00 pm
Octavia Books
New Orleans, LA

Book Signing - Seeds of Evidence  (author appearance)
Linda J. White
07/25/2013, 02:00 pm
Sundial Books
Chincoteague, VA

Caley Cantrell Signs You're Bringing Me a Baby  (author appearance)
Caley Cantrell
07/25/2013, 06:30 pm
Fountain Bookstore
Richmond, VA

okraRead It & Eat with Karen White  (author appearance)
Karen White
07/26/2013, 12:00 pm
Page & Palette
Fairhope, AL

ABSTINENCE BETWEEN STRONG TEENS INTERNATIONAL, Inc.  (other event)
07/26/2013, 06:30 pm
Bible Emporium
North Miami, FL

Zingonia Zingone -- Los naufragios del desierto  (author appearance)
Zingonia Zingone
07/26/2013, 08:00 pm
Books & Books Inc
Coral Gables, FL

Saving the Season: A Mid-Summer Cookbook Celebration with Kevin West  (author appearance)
Kevin West
07/26/2013, 07:30 pm
Charis Books & More
Atlanta, GA

Live Music with Hemlock Hollow  (other event)
07/26/2013, 07:00 pm
Sundial Books
Chincoteague, VA

Author event with JD DuPuy and Mary Laura Philpott - Authors of Poetic Justice  (author appearance)
Mary Laura Philpott
07/27/2013, 06:30 pm
Parnassus Books
Nashville, TN

James McEachin  (author appearance)
James McEachin
07/27/2013, 02:00 pm
Page & Palette
Fairhope, AL

Florida Authors Academy Worshop  (writers group)
07/27/2013, 10:00 am
Murder on the Beach Mystery Bookstore
Delray Beach, FL

Classics Book Club  (book club)
07/27/2013, 06:30 pm
A Novel Experience
Zebulon, GA

Lady Harris  (author appearance)
Lady Harris
07/27/2013, 02:00 pm
Barnhill's
Winston-Salem, NC

Tiffany Moen -- The Spices of My Life  (author appearance)
Tiffany Moen
07/27/2013, 11:00 am
Books & Books Inc
Coral Gables, FL

Jennifer Nicole Lee -- The Sexy Body Diet   (author appearance)
Jennifer Nicole Lee
07/27/2013, 07:00 pm
Books & Books Inc
Coral Gables, FL

CD RELEASE PARTY WITH JONAH MICHEA JUDY  (other event)
07/27/2013, 07:00 pm
Malaprop's Bookstore/Cafe
Asheville, NC

Carol Peacock Williams - Thwack Go Their Tails!  (author appearance)
Carol Peacock Williams
07/27/2013, 11:00 am
Park Road Books
Charlotte, NC

Julia Keller – A Killing in the Hills  (author appearance)
Julia Keller
07/27/2013, 11:00 am
McIntyre's Fine Books
Pittsboro, NC

David Rosenfelt-Dogtripping & Unleashed talk/signing  (author appearance)
David Rosenfelt
07/27/2013, 11:00 am
Eagle Eye Book Shop
Atlanta, GA

Kevin West Wants You to SAVE THE SEASON  (author appearance)
Kevin West
07/27/2013, 12:00 pm
Avid Bookshop
Athens, GA

Feminist: Stories From Women's Liberation Film Screening  (other event)
07/27/2013, 07:30 pm
Charis Books & More
Atlanta, GA

Jolina Petersheim, OUTCAST  (author appearance)
Jolina Petersheim
07/27/2013, 05:00 pm
FoxTale Book Shoppe
Woodstock, GA

Book Signing - Seeds of Evidence  (author appearance)
Linda J. White
07/27/2013, 11:00 am
Sundial Books
Chincoteague, VA

SCI-FI/FANTASY SHARED WORLDS Reading & Signing  (author appearance)
Karen Lord
07/28/2013, 03:00 pm
Malaprop's Bookstore/Cafe
Asheville, NC

Helen Kimbrough - My Soul: African-American Spirituals: Embracing the Journey  (author appearance)
Helen Kimbrough
07/28/2013, 02:00 pm
Park Road Books
Charlotte, NC

NCPS Reading Series  (other event)
07/28/2013, 02:00 pm
McIntyre's Fine Books
Pittsboro, NC

New & Notable Book Club: HER: A Memoir  (book club)
07/28/2013, 06:15 pm
Avid Bookshop
Athens, GA

Medicinal Weed Walk Around Greater Little 5 Points Area  (other event)
07/28/2013, 10:45 am
Charis Books & More
Atlanta, GA

Yoga @ Charis: Movement, Reflection, Community  (other event)
07/28/2013, 11:00 am
Charis Books & More
Atlanta, GA

POLITICS OF FOOD BOOKCLUB  (book club)
07/29/2013, 07:00 pm
Malaprop's Bookstore/Cafe
Asheville, NC

KEVIN WEST READING & SIGNING  (author appearance)
Kevin West
07/29/2013, 07:00 pm
Malaprop's Bookstore/Cafe
Asheville, NC

Carol Bjorlie- Cello Performance and Poetry Reading  (author appearance)
Carol Bjorlie
07/29/2013, 06:30 pm
City Lights Bookstore
Sylva, NC

Author event with Jolina Petersheim - Author of The Outcast  (author appearance)
Jolina Petersheim
07/30/2013, 06:30 pm
Parnassus Books
Nashville, TN

Alex Kava & Erica Spindler  (author appearance)
Alex Kava
07/30/2013, 12:00 pm
Page & Palette
Fairhope, AL

JON D'AMORE discusses and signs his new book THE BOSS ALWAYS SITS IN THE BACK  (author appearance)
Jon D'Amore
07/30/2013, 07:00 pm
Inkwood Books
Tampa, FL

Shani Curry-St. Vil -- The 10 Things Every Woman Should Keep in her Purse  (author appearance)
Shani Curry-St. Vil
07/30/2013, 08:00 pm
Books & Books Inc
Coral Gables, FL

PRB Foodie Book Club - Memoir of the Sunday Brunch  (book club)
07/30/2013, 07:00 pm
Park Road Books
Charlotte, NC

Unleash Your Creativity - an intro class on stimulating creativity  (other event)
07/30/2013, 07:30 pm
Charis Books & More
Atlanta, GA

Stephen Maitland-Lewis: Ambition  (author appearance)
Stephen Maitland-Lewis
07/30/2013, 06:00 pm
Garden District Book Shop
New Orleans, LA

Ingrid Hoffmann -- Latin D'lite  (author appearance)
Ingrid Hoffmann
07/31/2013, 07:00 pm
Books & Books Inc
Coral Gables, FL

Book Your Lunch With Kate Salley Palmer and James Palmer  (author appearance)
Kate Salley Palmer
08/02/2013, 12:00 pm
Fiction Addiction
Greenville, SC

Miriam Rubin signing Tomatoes a Savor the South cookbook  (author appearance)
Miriam Rubin
08/02/2013, 03:00 pm
Old Salem Museums & Gardens
Winston-Salem, NC

Music: Kathryn Sheldt  (other event)
08/03/2013, 01:00 pm
Books on Broad
Camden, SC

George Bishop - The Night of the Comet  (author appearance)
George Bishop
08/06/2013, 04:00 pm
Alabama Booksmith
Birmingham, AL

Writers’ Night Out A community of writers  (writers group)
08/06/2013, 06:00 pm
Hub City Bookshop
Spartanburg, SC

Victoria Wilcox -Southern Son Book Tour  (author appearance)
Victoria Wilcox
08/22/2013, 05:00 pm
Sundog Books
Santa Rosa Beach, FL


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