{What are you reading now?}

In which Janet Geddis explains her neighborhood’s proud history of prostitution, a poet visiting Books & Books is inspired by the abundance of sequins and brightly colored hair, a reporter tells what it feels like to be the only man at a Sarah Dessen reading, and the folks at Little Shop of Stories change all the light bulbs in the store.

May 19, 2013




 

Dearest readers,

"What are you reading now?"

Is this or is this not one of the most interesting questions ever to be asked? It is a one of the few questions that as readers, we really want to answer. It is one of the few questions that as readers, we really want to ask.

Someone recently asked Jill McCorkle this question, and she responded that she was reading Holly Goddard Jones’ novel The Next Time You See Me, and a short story collection by Jamie Quatro called I Want to Show You More. Tara Conklin was also asked what she was reading, and she said Half a Yellow Sun, The Ballad of the Sad Café, and Meg Wolitzer’s The Interestings.

And isn’t it interesting that no one can respond to that question with just one book?

What is her ladyship reading now? Today it is Daniel Wallace’s The Kings and Queens of Roam and Elaine Neil Orr’s A Different Sun. Tomorrow it may be something else. What are you reading now?

The Interestings I Want to Tell You More A Different Sun The Kings and Queens of Roam

Happy reading.


her ladyship, the editor


Southern Indie Bestsellers

For the week ending May 12, 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. A Delicate Truth
John le Carre, Viking, $28.95, 9780670014897
2. Dead Ever After
Charlaine Harris, Ace, $27.95, 9781937007881
3. The Hit
David Baldacci, Grand Central, $27.99, 9781455521210
okra4. Life After Life
Jill McCorkle, Shannon Ravenel Books, $24.95, 9781565122550

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

6. The Burgess Boys
Elizabeth Strout, Random House, $26, 9781400067688
7. Gone Girl
Gillian Flynn, Crown, $25, 9780307588364
8. Paris
Edward Rutherfurd, Doubleday, $32.5, 9780385535304
9. Best Kept Secret
Jeffrey Archer, St. Martin's, $27.99, 9781250000989
10. Life After Life
Kate Atkinson, Reagan Arthur Books, $27.99, 9780316176484
11. The Woman Upstairs
Claire Messud, Knopf, $25.95, 9780307596901
12. Maya's Notebook
Isabel Allende, Harper, $27.99, 9780062105622
13. The Aviator's Wife
Melanie Benjamin, Delacorte, $26, 9780345528674
14. Me Before You
Jojo Moyes, Pamela Dorman/Viking, $27.95, 9780670026609
15. Flora
Gail Godwin, Bloomsbury, $26, 9781620401200

HARDCOVER NONFICTION


1. Let's Explore Diabetes With Owls
David Sedaris, Little Brown, $27, 9780316154697
2. Cooked
Michael Pollan, Penguin Press, $27.95, 9781594204210
3. Mom & Me & Mom
Maya Angelou, Random House, $22, 9781400066117
4. I Could Pee on This
Francesco Marciuliano, Chronicle, $12.95, 9781452110585
5. Lean In
Sheryl Sandberg, Knopf, $24.95, 9780385349949
6. It's All Good
Gwyneth Paltrow, Grand Central, $32, 9781455522712
7. Bunker Hill
Nathaniel Philbrick, Viking, $32.95, 9780670025442
8. Gulp
Mary Roach, Norton, $26.95, 9780393081572
9. Waiting to Be Heard
Amanda Knox, Harper, $28.99, 9780062217202
10. But Mama Always Put Vodka in Her Sangria!
Julia Reed, St. Martin's, $25.99, 9781250019042
11. Porch Dogs
Neil Dickerson, John F. Blair Publisher, $29.95, 9780895875976
12. The Drunken Botanist
Amy Stewart, Algonquin, $19.95, 9781616200466
13. Help, Thanks, Wow
Anne Lamott, Riverhead, $17.95, 9781594631290
14. The Girls of Atomic City
Denise Kiernan, Touchstone, $27, 9781451617528
15. Vader's Little Princess
Jeffrey Brown, Chronicle, $14.95, 9781452118697

TRADE PAPERBACK FICTION


1. The Great Gatsby
F.Scott Fitzgerald, Scribner, $15, 9781451689433
2. Beautiful Ruins
Jess Walter, Harper Perennial, $15.99, 9780061928178
3. The Art Forger
B.A. Shapiro, Algonquin, $14.95, 9781616203160
4. The Orphan Master's Son
Adam Johnson, Random House, $15, 9780812982626
5. The Light Between Oceans
M.L. Stedman, Scribner, $16, 9781451681758
6. Bring Up the Bodies
Hilary Mantel, Picador USA, $16, 9781250024176
7. Call Me Zelda
Erika Robuck, NAL, $16, 9780451239921
8. Where'd You Go, Bernadette
Maria Semple, Back Bay, $14.99, 9780316204262
9. The Orchardist
Amanda Coplin, Harper Perennial, $15.99, 9780062188519
10. The Enchanted Life of Adam Hope
Rhonda Riley, Ecco Press, $15.99, 9780062099440
11. The Paris Wife
Paula McLain, Ballantine, $15, 9780345521316
12. The Language of Flowers
Vanessa Diffenbaugh, Ballantine, $15, 9780345525550
13. The Yellow Birds
Kevin Powers, Back Bay, $14.99, 9780316219341
14. Broken Harbor
Tana French, Penguin, $16, 9780143123309
15. The Alchemist
Paulo Coelho, HarperOne, $14.99, 9780061122415

TRADE PAPERBACK NONFICTION


1. Proof of Heaven
Eben Alexander, M.D., S&S, $15.99, 9781451695199
2. Wild
Cheryl Strayed, Vintage, $15.95, 9780307476074
3. Quiet
Susan Cain, Broadway, $16, 9780307352156
4. Thinking, Fast and Slow
Daniel Kahneman, FSG, $16, 9780374533557
5. Lots of Candles, Plenty of Cake
Anna Quindlen, Random House, $15, 9780812981667
6. What My Mother Gave Me: Thirty-One Women on the Gifts That Mattered Most
Elizabeth Benedict (Ed.), Algonquin, $15.95, 9781616201357
7. This Is How
Augusten Burroughs, Picador USA, $15, 9781250032102
8. Control
Glenn Beck, Threshold Editions, $12, 9781476739878
9. America the Beautiful
Ben Carson, Zondervan, $14.99, 9780310330912
10. Let's Pretend This Never Happened
Jenny Lawson, Berkley, $16, 9780425261019
11. Why Does the World Exist?
Jim Holt, Liveright, $16.95, 9780871403599
12. Lady Almina and the Real Downton Abbey
The Countess of Carnarvon, Broadway, $15.99, 9780770435622
13. Wreck This Journal
Keri Smith, Perigree, $15, 9780399161940
14. Citizens of London
Lynne Olson, Random House, $17, 9780812979350
15. F in Exams
Richard Benson, Chronicle, $9.95, 9780811878319

MASS MARKET


1. A Game of Thrones
George R.R. Martin, Bantam, $9.99, 9780553593716
2. Ender's Game
Orson Scott Card, Tor, $6.99, 9780812550702
3. A Clash of Kings
George R.R. Martin, Bantam, $9.99, 9780345535429
4. Defending Jacob
William Landay, Dell, $7.99, 9780440246138
5. To Kill a Mockingbird
Harper Lee, Warner, $7.99, 9780446310789
6. A Storm of Swords
George R.R. Martin, Bantam, $9.99, 9780345543981
7. Lord of the Flies
William Golding, Berkley, $9.99, 9780399501487
8. Calico Joe
John Grisham, Dell, $7.99, 9780345541338
9. The Hobbit
J.R.R. Tolkien, Del Rey, $8.99, 9780345534835
10. The Best of Me
Nicholas Sparks, Grand Central, $8, 9780446547635

CHILDREN'S ILLUSTRATED


1. Oh, the Places You'll Go!
Dr. Seuss, Random House, $17.99, 9780679805274
2. Goodnight Moon
Margaret Wise Brown, Clement Hurd (Illus.), Harper, $8.99, 9780694003617
3. Fancy Nancy: Fanciest Doll in the Universe
Jane O'Connor, Robin Preiss Glasser (Illus.), Harper, $17.99, 9780061703843
4. The Dark
Lemony Snicket, Jon Klassen (Illus.), Little Brown, $16.99, 9780316187480
5. Make Way for Ducklings
Robert McCloskey, Puffin, $7.99, 9780140564341
6. The Very Hungry Caterpillar
Eric Carle, Putnam, $10.99, 9780399226908
7. Steam Train, Dream Train
Sherri Duskey Rinker, Tom Lichtenheld (Illus.), Chronicle, $16.99, 9781452109206
8. The Giving Tree
Shel Silverstein, Harper, $16.99, 9780060256654
9. Good Night, Gorilla
Peggy Rathmann, Putnam, $7.99, 9780399230035
10. That Is Not a Good Idea!
Mo Willems, Balzer + Bray, $17.99, 9780062203090

CHILDREN'S INTEREST


1. The 5th Wave
Rick Yancey, Putnam, $18.99, 9780399162411
2. The Fault in Our Stars
John Green, Dutton, $17.99, 9780525478812
3. Poems to Learn by Heart
Caroline Kennedy, Jon J Muth (Illus.), Hyperion, $19.99, 9781423108054
4. Looking for Alaska
John Green, Speak, $9.99, 9780142402511
5. Wonder
R.J. Palacio, Knopf, $15.99, 9780375869020
6. The One and Only Ivan
Katherine Applegate, Patricia Castelao (Illus.), Harper, $16.99, 9780061992254
7. Charlotte's Web
E.B. White, HarperTrophy, $7.99, 9780064400558
8. The Outsiders
S.E. Hinton, Puffin, $9.99, 9780140385724
9. House of Secrets
Chris Columbus, Ned Vizzini, Greg Call (Illus.), Balzer + Bray, $17.99, 9780062192462
10. Bridge to Terabithia
Katherine Paterson, Harper, $6.99, 9780061227288

CHILDREN'S FICTION SERIES TITLES


1. Stallion by Starlight (Magic Tree House, #49)
Mary Pope Osborne, Sal Murdocca (Illus.), Random House, $12.99, 9780307980403
2. Ivy and Bean (Ivy & Bean, #1)
Annie Barrows, Sophie Blackall, Chronicle, $5.99, 9780811849098
3. Divergent
Veronica Roth, Katherine Tegen Books, $9.99, 9780062024039
4. The Lightning Thief (Percy Jackson and the Olympians, Book 1)
Rick Riordan, Hyperion, $7.99, 9781423134947
5. Diary of a Wimpy Kid
Jeff Kinney, Amulet, $13.95, 9780810993136
6. Legend
Marie Lu, Speak, $9.99, 9780142422076
7. The Hunger Games
Suzanne Collins, Scholastic, $12.99, 9780545425117
8. Dark Day in the Deep Sea (Magic Tree House #39)
Mary Pope Osborne, Sal Murdocca (Illus.), Random House, $4.99, 9780375837326
9. Theodore Boone: The Accused
John Grisham, Dutton, $16.99, 9780525425762
10. Pirates Past Noon (Magic Tree House #4)
Mary Pope Osborne, Sal Murdocca (Illus.), Random House, $4.99, 9780679824251
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Lady Banks' Commonplace Book


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

Leaving Gee's BendScraps

It was Mama that first taught me how to stitch. Just like her mama taught her. I still remember the first time she let me hold a needle with my own fingers. It was a few weeks after the accident that made my eye cloud over and stop seeing things. Wasn’t nobody’s fault about my eye. I was just a sliver of hickory that went flying from Daddy’s ax, then had to go and land square in my eye.

I was a little bitty girl, not even in school yet. But I still remember the way my eye burned like it happened just this morning. And I remember how soon as I wasn’t in pain no more, Mama started teaching me all sorts of things. She’d rush through the washing, then sit down beside me.

“Them fields ain’t the place for you, Ludelphelia,” Mama said. “Not with that eye.” Mama pulled some scraps of cloth from her quilting basket. Most of them was ripped into squares. “You got to learn to do quiet things. Ladylike things.”
Mama laid out a few pieces, then handed me the rest. “First thing you got to do is sort the colors. You puts the reds in one stack, the blues in another.” She watched while I sorted. I didn’t say nothing because it wouldn’t have been ladylike, but I didn’t see no point in sorting. Seemed to me some of the best things just happened with no order to them at all. But Mama, she believed in having a plan.

-Irene Latham, Leaving Gee’s Bend (Putnam, 2010) 9780399251795

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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).

Pat ConroyBest-selling author Pat Conroy has long been a favorite son of South Carolina (even though he was born in Georgia). Now the eye and ear he brings to his adopted state will help guide a new South Carolina-based fiction series that the University of South Carolina Press will begin publishing next year.  Conroy will serve as editor-at-large for the new publishing imprint called Story River Books. The publishing house says the series “will brand and expand USC Press’s commitment to publishing top-notch regional fiction under Conroy’s leadership.” Conroy heads up new imprint

In the wee hours of the morning of January 27, 2013, a Wikipedia editor named “Qworty” made a series of 14 separate edits to the Wikipedia page for the late writer Barry Hannah, a well-regarded Southern author with a taste for the Gothic and absurd. The Corruption of Wikipedia

The Complete Poems of James DickeyOfficials have decided to keep a one-room schoolhouse where Confederate poet Henry Timrod once taught at its current site in a park in Florence. The Morning News of Florence reports the schoolhouse is staying at the park that bears his name. Timrod is generally considered the poet laureate of the Confederacy. Southern poet’s schoolhouse

It’s an enormous reminder that Dickey was a poet first and last, full of blood-and-jizz American dreams and nightmares, huge in ambition and scope.  There’s the one about the fishermen who capture a shark and drag it to a beach house, where it thrashes all over the place, spewing blood and guts before they finally subdue it (“The Shark’s Parlor”). Scholar works to revamp James Dickey’s Legacy 9781611170979

James Franco's film adaptation of "As I Lay Dying" by William Faulkner will be in the "Un Certain Regard" competition with 17 other films at Cannes. The official trailer, full of family feuding, sweetness, violence and rage, is here.

A Long Day at the End of the World Brent Hendricks’s memoir, A Long Day at the End of the World, is representative of that venerable genre, the Southern Gothic. But it also participates in an even older tradition, as old as the Book of Lamentations: crying out in grief and anger in the face of loss. A Long Day at the End of the World 9780374146863

A good family saga weaves together the stories of multiple generations of distinctly different but connected characters.  In Life after Life, the family is not the Forsytes, the Snopes, or the Corleones, but the residents and staff of Pine Haven, a retirement community in Fulton, North Carolina. Life After Life

Saints at the RiverThis summer, Austin Peay State University will welcome new students who will register for classes and pick up one of their books that will serve as the common reading assignment for Fall 2013 semester. The new book is “Saints at the River” by Ron Rash, and the community also is invited to read the book and participate in the campus events and book discussions beginning in September. New student orientation and registration will begin May 18th and continue throughout the summer. Saints at the River community Read9780312424916
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Author Gossip

The Ballad of the Sad CafeAfter reading The Ballad of the Sad Café, I became just a little bit obsessed with Carson McCullers and inhaled everything else she had written. The story revolves around a love triangle between three unforgettable characters and offers an examination of what it is to love and be loved. Sad Café often appears as part of a story collection, which gives you a chance to sample more of McCullers’ special brand of atmosphere, moral complexity and weirdness. She does Southern gothic better than pretty much anyone else, and The Ballad of the Sad Café is arguably her finest. What Tara Conklin is reading 9780618565863

I live in that country town, St. Francisville, and have just written a book about my town, its people, my sister, my wayfaring, and my discovery in the middle of the road of my life of a sense of place, one that my late sister always had. Last night, over drinks at the Baton Rouge Galatoire’s,  some friends and I decided that we would work towards starting a Walker Percy Festival in St. Francisville. A Walker Percy Festival?

Pat Conroy fans will finally get the real story about his father, the man who inspired the novel “The Great Santini.”Doubleday announced Monday that the author has a memoir coming out in October, “The Death of Santini.” The publisher is calling the book “a heart-wrenching account” of Conroy’s father, the late Donald Conroy, a Marine Corps fighter pilot whom his son has depicted as cruel and abusive. The two Conroys eventually became closer, and the memoir will demonstrate how love can “conquer even the meanest of men” New memoir from Pat Conroy

The Moon and MoreI got there just a few minutes before the event started, so was only able to say a quick hello to Elyse before going to find a seat. The place was PACKED. I was one of like four males in attendance (one of whom was Sarah's husband)- not sure if they were just with their girl friends or if they really did like Sarah and her books.  Going to see Sarah Dessen 9780670785605

“I just read a first novel by Holly Goddard Jones, The Next Time You See Me and Jamie Quattro’s first short story collection I Want To Show You More. They’re both young writers, and I think both are so fresh. They just have striking voices.”  Jill McCorkle, author of Life After Life What are you reading now

Writer Therese Anne Fowler never met Zelda Fitzgerald, but has come to know her well.  “I feel like we’re close friends; she’s always around,” said Fowler, whose historical fiction novel, based on Fitzgerald’s life and her 20-year marriage to writer F. Scott Fitzgerald Through Zelda’s Eyes


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

Janet Geddis Home

"During the time of segregation, Addieville was part of  the “colored” New Town neighborhood and considered entirely separate from the adjacent, all-white Boulevard neighborhood. A white big shot named Clifford Parks, notorious liquor wholesaler and pimp, allegedly ran a brothel out of Addieville with his lover, Bertha, a neighborhood black woman, as the madam. The Home of Avid Bookshop’s Janet Geddis

I was having lunch at Books & Books, which is like a front seat at a fast-past paced parade of impromptu, in-the-moment theater. Then there she/he was coming towards me.  First there was the sequin sparkle, purple hair in the sunlight, bright colors of many flavors. That’s so Miami

At a Monday news conference kicking off the network’s Raleigh coverage, Nancy Olsen, owner of Quail Ridge Books, noted that the capital city is “rich and infused with history and culture.”  “We have hundreds of authors of fiction and non-fiction,” she said. “who help us understand and hopefully help us learn from our past. We know Raleigh is booming economically and technologically, but just as important, or maybe more so, is our cultural growth and enlightenment, which encourages us to strive for humanity and which helps make a civilization great.” CSPAN comes to Quail Ridge Books

Last year, I co-founded and continue to operate an organization called Bookleggers, a Miami-based mobile library, meant to fill the void created by the waning lack of community around books. Giving people books for free has been immensely rewarding. We’ve had old and young, all races and types of faces come and take a book of their choosing with a look of gratitude that is worth measurably more than the books themselves. I never forget some of these personal interactions: an old man in a wheelchair nearly brought to tears over an art book of a French chateau he once visited; a young Latin man who found a particular author from his home country after a long search; or giving a wide-eyed child an illustrated book of fairy tales. I initially saw this project as a response to the phenomena of bookstores closing. But now I understand the issue as much more subtle and layered. Bookstores not the only measure of literary health

When Little Shop of Stories opened its current location five years ago they installed new light fixtures, mostly using standard spotlight bulbs. The best available alternative at the time was compact florescent lights (CFLs). As CFLs do not emit a full spectrum of light, they are not great in terms of reading . In the meantime Light Emitting Diodes (LEDs) have become more affordable. The quality of light is excellent. … Little Shop, with the help of Intown Ace Hardware (the Coolest Ace on the Planet), is switching over to LEDs this month. Given the lower electricity use, lower replacement cost, and lower air conditioning use (these LEDs do not emit a lot of heat), they hope to make the investment back within a year. They’ll keep you updated. If their experiment works, you may want to consider these for your home. Changing the lights

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Lady Banks' {Book} Trailer Park:
So you want to work at an indie bookstore


ckingbirds Sing

 

When Mockingbirds SingWhat marks the boundary between a miracle from God and the imagination of a child?

Leah is a child from away, isolated from her peers because of her stutter. But then she begins painting scenes that are epic in scope, brilliant in detail, and suffused with rich, prophetic imagery. When the event foreshadowed in the first painting dramatically comes true, the town of Mattingly takes notice.

Leah attributes her ability to foretell the future to an invisible friend she calls the Rainbow Man. Some of the townsfolk are enchanted with her. Others fear her. But there is one thing they all agree on—there is no such thing as the Rainbow Man.

Her father, the town psychologist, is falling apart over his inability to heal his daughter or fix his marriage. And the town minister is unraveled by the notion a mere child with no formal training may be hearing from God more clearly than he does.

While the town bickers over what to do with this strange child, the content of Leah’s paintings grows darker. Still, Leah insists that the Rainbow Man’s heart is pure. But then a dramatic and tragic turn of events leaves the town reeling and places everyone’s lives in danger. Now the people of Mattingly face a single choice:

Will they cling to what they know . . . or embrace the things Leah believes in that cannot be seen?

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Read This! Okra Picks and Recommendations from the volunteers at Fiction Addiction


Okra Picks

The Girl From Felony BayThe Girl from Felony Bay by J.E. Thompson
Walden Pond Press, May 2013 9780062104465

I had been writing thrillers aimed at an adult audience, but my 12-year old daughter asked me to write something she could read. I really wanted to honor her request and asked her to give me her favorite 5 books. She gave me: Hoot by Carl Hiaasen, Holes by Louis Sachar, City of Ember by Jeanne DuPrau, The Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan and Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins. Meet J.E. Thompson

 

 

 

Heart of PalmHeart of Palm by Laura Lee Smith
Grove Press, April 2013 9780802121028

St. Augustine author Laura Lee Smith’s first novel, “Heart of Palm,” is on Oprah’s book club list under the headline, “15 Riveting Reads to Pick Up in May 2013.” Oprah pick


In many ways, Laura Lee Smith’s Florida-set debut novel is about loving things to death.  It’s set in Utina, a bitty town on the Intracoastal between St. Augustine and Jacksonville, the sort of sleepy place you might find if you get off the interstate. Natives and long-timers would call it “Old Florida.” The fictional Utina, Smith writes, “inauspiciously named for the chief of a tribe of doomed Timucuan Indians, had been known historically for two things: palms and booze.” Living on the edge of Florida

Recommended by Fiction Addiction in Greenville, SC

The Roots of the Olive TreeThe Roots of the Olive Tree by Courtney Miller Santo (William Morrow, paperback, $14.99) This amazing debut novel engaged me from the first page and never lost my attention. The story is about five generations of first born daughters and the amazing longevity of the family. The public interest due to the matriarch's age of 112 brings generations-old secrets into the open that will shake the women's bonds to each other. A May 2013 Indie Next Pick.  -Recommended by Jackie, store volunteer  9780062130525

 

 

The Iguana TreeThe Iguana Tree by Michel Stone (Hub City Press, paperback, $16.00)  This story about the perils illegal immigrants face when attempting to come to America is one of tragedy, heartbreak, and the human desire for a better life for your family. The descriptions are so vivid that at some points I felt a physical reaction to the horrid conditions faced in the crossing to America. Hector and Lilia's journey to America is fraught with peril and physical and emotional trials. At some points you despair for them as you have come to know them well through the author's description. The story is very well crafted and provides an excellent tale of the human spirit. And congrats to Upstate author Michel Stone, as The Iguana Tree has been chosen as Clemson's incoming Freshman Read! -Recommended by Jackie, store volunteer 9781891885167

The Absent OneThe Absent One by Jussi Adler-Olsen (Plume, paperback, $16.00) The crimes in The Absent One might be brutal and gruesome, but the sarcasm and humor exhibited when Carl and his cohorts interact more than make up for it. Once again Carl ignores his superiors to explore a 20 year old case to which someone confessed. The problem is that Carl doesn't think he was the only one guilty, or that the crime he confessed to was his only crime. Department Q has another new quirky and flawed assistant in Rose, and she along with Assad and Carl make the perfect team, even if Carl hasn't yet figured that out.  -Recommended by Nancy M., store volunteer  9780142196830

 

Don't Ever Get OldDon't Ever Get Old by Daniel Friedman (Minotaur Books, paperback, $14.99) Don't Ever Get Old is a laugh-out-loud clever who-done-it with heart that I couldn't put down. Ex-Memphis Homicide Detective Buck Schatz may be 87 years old, have trouble getting around, and rely on his memory book at times, but that doesn't keep the grouchy, hard-ass ex-cop from trying to find a Nazi SS guard who almost killed him 60 years ago and the gold he is supposed to have.  -Recommended by Nancy M., store volunteer  9781250028921

 

 

The Innocence GameThe Innocence Game by Michael Harvey (Alfred A. Knopf, hardcover, $24.95)  Three extremely bright grad students are selected for a journalism class to look at convictions and their validity. As they delve into a particular case, they begin to wonder if innocent people been framed and convicted by the police and if a serial killer is still on the loose. It seems entirely possible the three may be the killer's next victims as they sift through scraps of evidence and try to learn who, if anyone, they can trust. A tale with enough twists and turns to satisfy even the most demanding mystery readers. -Recommended by Jackie, store volunteer 9780307961259

 

Dark SecretsDark Secrets by Michael Jhorth (Grand Central Publishing, paperback, $14.99)  There are many dark secrets in this intricate Scandinavian mystery featuring the very quirky psychologist and criminal profiler, Sebastian Bergman. I was hooked from the beginning and was led astray more than once. Even after the surprise ending there were more surprises waiting. A great start to a wonderful new crime series. -Recommended by Nancy M., store volunteer  9781455520756

 

 

 

The Hero's Guide to Savinf theKingdomThe Hero's Guide to Saving Your Kingdom by Christopher Healy (Walden Pond Press, paperback, $7.99) Thanks to the Grimm Brothers, Hollywood, and a certain group of amusement parks, everyone knows fairy tales, but do we really know the whole story? Is the princess always helplessly waiting for her beloved? Are there really gallant, genteel, and heroic princes riding around looking for damsels to save? Are monsters just lurking in forbidden forests looking for a lost soul to eat? In this parody of misconceptions, you will find out that there is more to these tales than just Happily Ever After. Book 2 in the series, The Hero's Guide to Storming the Castle, is now available in hardcover for $16.99, and it's even better than the first one! -Recommended by Gretchen, store volunteer  9780062117458

SeductionSeduction by M.J. Rose (Atria Books, hardcover, $24.00) Fans of Les Mis, the TV show Medium, and Daphne Du Maurier's Rebecca will want to pick up a copy of Seduction by M.J. Rose. This historical suspense novel features Victor Hugo, his obsession with the occult, and a modern-day woman whose therapist believes her hallucinations are really glimpses into her past lives. A May 2013 Indie Next Pick. -Recommended by Jacki, store volunteer 9781451621501

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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!
Life After Life
Z
Best Kept Secret
The Aviator's Wife
Me Before You
Flora
But Mama Always Put Vodka in Her Sangria!
Porch Dogs
The Girls of Atomic City
Call Me Zelda
The Enchanted Life of Adam Hope
The Yellow Birds
The Alchemist
This Is How
Control
Lady Almina and the Real Downton Abbey
Wreck This Journal
Citizens of London
F in Exams
Lord of the Flies
Calico Joe
The Hobbit
The Best of Me
The Giving Tree
Charlotte's Web
The Outsiders
Bridge to Terabithia


Author Readings


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

Lauren Oliver -- Requiem  (author appearance)
Lauren Oliver
05/11/2014, 07:00 pm
Books & Books Inc
Coral Gables, FL

Steve Yates - Some Kinds of Love  (author appearance)
Steve Yates
05/15/2014, 04:00 pm
Nightbird Books
Fayetteville, AR

Jonathan Evison  (author appearance)
Jonathan Evison
05/22/2013, 07:00 pm
Regulator Bookshop
durham, NC

Karen Booth discusses and signs her novel Bring Me Back  (author appearance)
Karen Booth
05/22/2013, 07:30 pm
Flyleaf Books
Chapel Hill, NC

Daniel Wallace - The Kings and Queens of Roam  (author appearance)
Daniel Wallace
05/22/2013, 07:00 pm
Park Road Books
Charlotte, NC

Author event with Bill Cheng - Author of Southern Cross the Dog  (author appearance)
Bill Cheng
05/22/2013, 06:30 pm
Parnassus Books
Nashville, TN

David Gillham- City of Women  (author appearance)
David Gillham
05/22/2013, 07:00 pm
The Book Mark

Daniel Wallace  (author appearance)
Daniel Wallace
05/22/2013, 12:00 pm
Fiction Addiction
Greenville, SC

Mitchell Zuckoff  (author appearance)
Mitchell Zuckoff
05/22/2013, 06:00 pm
Page & Palette
Fairhope, AL

Jason Wood -- From Fighting to Forgiving/De la lucha al perdón  (author appearance)
Jason Wood
05/22/2013, 06:30 pm
Books & Books Inc
Coral Gables, FL

Liliana Paez -- Female Power  (author appearance)
Liliana Paez
05/22/2013, 08:00 pm
Books & Books Inc
Coral Gables, FL

British journalist EMMA BROCKES presents her chilling memoir SHE LEFT ME THE GUN  (author appearance)
Emma Brockes
05/22/2013, 07:00 pm
Malaprop's Bookstore/Cafe
Asheville, NC

Cate Lineberry  (author appearance)
Cate Lineberry
05/23/2013, 07:30 pm
Quail Ridge Books & Music
Raleigh, NC

Hub City Book Club- Where'd You Go, Bernadette  (book club)
05/23/2013, 06:00 pm
Hub City Bookshop
Spartanburg, SC

Authors Nathaniel Rich and Bradley Bazzle  (author appearance)
Nathaniel Rich
05/23/2013, 06:00 pm
Avid Bookshop
Athens, GA

Introduction to the Right Brain Business Plan: Grow Your Creative Life!  (other event)
05/23/2013, 07:30 pm
Charis Books & More
Atlanta, GA

Claudia Gray - SPELLCASTER  (author appearance)
Claudia Gray
05/23/2013, 06:00 pm
Octavia Books
New Orleans, LA

Write on Main Writer's Group  (writers group)
05/23/2013, 02:00 pm
Sundial Books
Chincoteague, VA

After School Story Time  (other event)
05/23/2013, 03:30 pm
Parnassus Books
Nashville, TN

Author event with Craig Havighurst  (author appearance)
Craig Havighurst
05/23/2013, 06:30 pm
Parnassus Books
Nashville, TN

Booksigning with Sarah Elle Emm   (author appearance)
Sarah Elle Emm
05/23/2013, 11:00 am
Sanibel Island Bookshop
Sanibel, FL

CUBA THEN, CUBA NOW with Robert Macomber  (author appearance)
Robert Macomber
05/23/2013, 06:00 pm
Bookstore1Sarasota
Sarasota, FL

Ambushed by W. R. Tustin  (author appearance)
W. R. Tustin
05/23/2013, 05:30 pm
Little Professor Book Center
Homewood, AL

David Ebenbach -- Into the Wilderness & The Artist’s Torah  (author appearance)
David Ebenbach
05/23/2013, 06:30 pm
Books & Books Inc
Coral Gables, FL

Leila Cobo - Jenni Rivera  (author appearance)
Leila Cobo
05/23/2013, 08:00 pm
Books & Books Inc
Coral Gables, FL

Write Night  (writers group)
05/23/2013, 05:45 pm
Barnhill's
Winston-Salem, NC

DANIEL WALLACE, author of Big Fish, presents new novel THE KINGS AND QUEENS OF ROAM  (author appearance)
Daniel Wallace
05/23/2013, 07:00 pm
Malaprop's Bookstore/Cafe
Asheville, NC

Jayne Bowers Author Event  (author appearance)
Jayne Bowers
05/23/2013, 05:00 pm
Books on Broad
Camden, SC

On The Same Page Art Auction  (other event)
05/24/2013, 05:00 pm
Little Shop of Stories
Decatur, GA

Matías de Stefano -- Vivir en la tierra/Vivir en el universo  (author appearance)
Matías de Stefano
05/24/2013, 06:30 pm
Books & Books Inc
Coral Gables, FL

Solange Mayo -- A Very Bright Sun   (author appearance)
Solange Mayo
05/24/2013, 08:00 pm
Books & Books Inc
Coral Gables, FL

NEAL THOMPSON IN CONVERSATION WITH DENISE KIERNAN  (author appearance)
Neal Thompson
05/24/2013, 07:00 pm
Malaprop's Bookstore/Cafe
Asheville, NC

Storytime with Author Sandra Thomas  (other event)
05/25/2013, 10:30 am
Books on Broad
Camden, SC

Dielle Ciesco to Read and Perform Healing Tonal Music  (author appearance)
Dielle Ciesco
05/25/2013, 03:00 pm
City Lights Bookstore
Sylva, NC

THE CURIOUS VISION OF SAMMY LEVITT by Cliff Graubart  (author appearance)
Cliff Graubart
05/25/2013, 01:00 pm
FoxTale Book Shoppe
Woodstock, GA

Summer of Stories: Tea Rex Tea Party  (other event)
05/25/2013, 02:00 pm
Cavalier House Books
Denham Springs, LA

Saturday Story Time  (other event)
05/25/2013, 10:30 am
Parnassus Books
Nashville, TN

Jacqueline Loss -- Dreaming in Russian and Odette Casamayor-Cisneros  (author appearance)
Jacqueline Loss
05/25/2013, 07:30 pm
Books & Books Inc
Coral Gables, FL

A Green One for Woody- Patrick O'Sullivan  (author appearance)
Patrick O'Sullivan
05/25/2013, 02:00 pm
Barnhill's
Winston-Salem, NC

MAY AUTHORS BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION FOR CHILDREN  (other event)
05/25/2013, 03:00 pm
Malaprop's Bookstore/Cafe
Asheville, NC

Kids' Ink Saturday Morning Story Time  (other event)
05/25/2013, 11:00 am
Literary BookPost
Salisbury, NC

Karen Pullen - Cold Feet: A Stella Lavender Mystery  (author appearance)
Karen Pullen
05/26/2013, 02:00 pm
Park Road Books
Charlotte, NC

New & Notable Book Club: THE GIRL WITH NO NAME  (book club)
05/26/2013, 06:15 pm
Avid Bookshop
Athens, GA

Jeff Shaara, author of Chain of Thunder: A Novel of the Siege of Vicksburg  (author appearance)
Jeff Shaara
05/26/2013, 03:00 pm
Union Avenue Books
Knoxville, TN

WRITERS AT HOME: A Reading and Celebration for The Great Smokies Review  (other event)
05/26/2013, 03:00 pm
Malaprop's Bookstore/Cafe
Asheville, NC

David Gillham - City of Women  (author appearance)
David Gillham
05/27/2013, 01:00 pm
Park Road Books
Charlotte, NC

POLITICS OF FOOD BOOKCLUB  (book club)
05/27/2013, 07:00 pm
Malaprop's Bookstore/Cafe
Asheville, NC

IN HONOR OF MEMORIAL DAY: KATEY SCHULTZ PRESENTS SHORT STORY COLLECTION: FLASHES OF WAR  (author appearance)
Katie Schultz
05/27/2013, 07:00 pm
Malaprop's Bookstore/Cafe
Asheville, NC

David Gillham  (author appearance)
David Gillham
05/28/2013, 12:00 pm
Quail Ridge Books & Music
Raleigh, NC

Town Meeting on Gun Violence  (other event)
05/28/2013, 07:30 pm
Quail Ridge Books & Music
Raleigh, NC

Poetry Reading with Thibault Raoult and Heidi Lynn Staples  (author appearance)
Heidi Lynn Staples
05/28/2013, 06:30 pm
Avid Bookshop
Athens, GA

ERIKA ROBUCK, CALL ME ZELDA  (author appearance)
Erika Robuck
05/28/2013, 06:00 am
FoxTale Book Shoppe
Woodstock, GA

Ozark Poets & Writers Collective  (other event)
05/28/2013, 07:00 pm
Nightbird Books
Fayetteville, AR

NORA GASKIN READS FROM HER MYSTERY UNTIL PROVEN  (author appearance)
Nora Gaskin
05/28/2013, 07:00 pm
Malaprop's Bookstore/Cafe
Asheville, NC

Mayumi Nishimura  (author appearance)
Mayumi Nishimura
05/28/2013, 06:00 pm
Page & Palette
Fairhope, AL

Norman Fischer  (author appearance)
Norman Fischer
05/29/2013, 07:00 pm
Regulator Bookshop
durham, NC

John Scalzi  (author appearance)
John Scalzi
05/29/2013, 07:30 pm
Quail Ridge Books & Music
Raleigh, NC

Tamar Myers - The Girl Who Married an Eagle: A Mystery  (author appearance)
Tamar Myers
05/29/2013, 07:00 pm
Park Road Books
Charlotte, NC

Book Your Lunch With Rhonda Riley  (author appearance)
Rhonda Riley
05/29/2013, 04:00 pm
Fiction Addiction
Greenville, SC

Bookaholics Anonymous at Union Ave Books  (book club)
05/29/2013, 12:00 pm
Union Avenue Books
Knoxville, TN

Deborah Coonts -- Lucky Bastard   (author appearance)
Deborah Coonts
05/29/2013, 08:00 pm
Books & Books Inc
Coral Gables, FL

CALL ME ZELDA -READING & SIGNING WITH NOVELIST ERIKA ROBUCK  (author appearance)
Erika Robuck
05/29/2013, 07:00 pm
Malaprop's Bookstore/Cafe
Asheville, NC

Carol Peppe Hewitt discusses her book Financing our Foodshed: Growing Local Food with Slow Money  (author appearance)
Carol Peppe Hewitt
05/29/2013, 07:30 pm
Flyleaf Books
Chapel Hill, NC

Ian Baucom  (author appearance)
Ian Baucom
05/30/2013, 07:00 pm
Regulator Bookshop
durham, NC

Junie B. Jones Stupid Smelly Bus Tour  (author appearance)
Junie B. Jones
05/30/2013, 04:30 pm
Quail Ridge Books & Music
Raleigh, NC

Michael Avery discusses his book The Federalist Society: How Conservatives Took the Law Back from Liberals  (author appearance)
Michael Avery
05/30/2013, 07:00 pm
Flyleaf Books
Chapel Hill, NC

John Scalzi signs, The Human Division  (author appearance)
John Scalzi
05/30/2013, 07:00 pm
Eagle Eye Book Shop
Atlanta, GA

After School Story Time  (author appearance)
05/30/2013, 03:30 pm
Parnassus Books
Nashville, TN

Author event with Tammy Algood - Author of Farm Fresh Southern Cooking  (author appearance)
Tammy Allgood
05/30/2013, 05:30 pm
Parnassus Books
Nashville, TN

Erika Robuck Book Club Giveaway Frenzy for Call Me Zelda!!!  (author appearance)
Erika Robuck
05/30/2013, 06:30 pm
Fountain Bookstore
Richmond, VA

Cristina Suarez Krumsick -- No Bake Makery  (author appearance)
Cristina Suarez Krumsick
05/30/2013, 08:00 pm
Books & Books Inc
Coral Gables, FL

Staff Favorites Book Club - The End of Vandalism  (book club)
05/30/2013, 06:30 pm
Nightbird Books
Fayetteville, AR

Writing for Excellence and Publication  (writers group)
05/30/2013, 05:45 pm
Barnhill's
Winston-Salem, NC

SUFI PIR SHABDA KAHN  (author appearance)
Shabda Kahn
05/30/2013, 07:00 pm
Malaprop's Bookstore/Cafe
Asheville, NC

Gabriel Paletz  (other event)
05/31/2013, 07:00 pm
Regulator Bookshop
durham, NC

Omar Manejwala Author, Craving  (author appearance)
Omar Manejwala
05/31/2013, 06:00 pm
Hub City Bookshop
Spartanburg, SC

Yolo Akili: Dear Universe Atlanta Book Release Party  (author appearance)
Yolo Akili
05/31/2013, 07:00 pm
Charis Books & More
Atlanta, GA

Workshop: How to Turn Your Passion for Food into a Career  (author appearance)
Dianne Jacob
05/31/2013, 06:00 pm
FoxTale Book Shoppe
Woodstock, GA

An Evening with David Sedaris  (author appearance)
David Sedaris
05/31/2013, 06:00 pm
Parnassus Books
Nashville, TN

Linda Felker  (author appearance)
Linda Felker
05/31/2013, 06:00 pm
Barnhill's
Winston-Salem, NC

Meet authors of young adult novels LURLENE MCDANIEL & LAUREN MORRILL  (author appearance)
Lurlene McDaniel
05/31/2013, 07:00 pm
Malaprop's Bookstore/Cafe
Asheville, NC

Kathryn Byer and George Ellison Reading and Reception  (author appearance)
Kathryn Byer
05/31/2013, 07:00 pm
City Lights Bookstore
Sylva, NC

Book Signing - The Renegades by Tom Young  (author appearance)
Tom Young
06/01/2013, 11:00 am
Sundial Books
Chincoteague, VA

Jim Dincalci will give a talk: Why is forgiving so difficult?  (other event)
06/01/2013, 01:00 pm
Flyleaf Books
Chapel Hill, NC

Storytime: Origami Ninja with Jenny Maxwell  (other event)
06/01/2013, 10:30 am
Books on Broad
Camden, SC

Gabrielle Tee and Company  (other event)
06/01/2013, 07:00 pm
City Lights Bookstore
Sylva, NC

Susanna Kearsley   (author appearance)
Susanna Kearsley
06/02/2013, 03:00 pm
Quail Ridge Books & Music
Raleigh, NC

Clyde Edgerton: Papadaddy's Book for New Fathers: Advice to Dads of All Ages  (author appearance)
Clyde Edgerton
06/02/2013, 02:00 pm
Flyleaf Books
Chapel Hill, NC

Sarah Dessen  (author appearance)
Sarah Dessen
06/03/2013, 07:00 pm
Regulator Bookshop
durham, NC

Rick Atkinson- The Guns at Last Light  (author appearance)
Rick Atkinson
06/03/2013, 07:30 pm
Quail Ridge Books & Music
Raleigh, NC

Charlie Lovett - The Bookman's Tale  (author appearance)
Charlie Lovett
06/04/2013, 05:00 pm
Alabama Booksmith
Birmingham, AL

Peter Carlson- Junius and Albert's Adventures in the Confederacy: A Civil War Odyssey  (author appearance)
Peter Carlson
06/04/2013, 07:30 pm
Quail Ridge Books & Music
Raleigh, NC

Mobile Ballet Angelina Ballerina Storytime  (other event)
06/04/2013, 11:00 am
Page & Palette
Fairhope, AL

Kent Wascom  (author appearance)
Kent Wascom
06/04/2013, 06:00 pm
Page & Palette
Fairhope, AL

Launch Event  (author appearance)
Erika Marks
06/04/2013, 07:00 pm
The Fountainhead Bookstore
Hendersonville, NC

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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