Lady Banks

All good southern stories have to include a church


{All good southern stories have to include a church.}

In which library tables should be piled with books, there is nothing amiss with a red crocodile, Mr. William Faulkner is too busy to go get his Nobel Prize, and one must show foresight when naming a dog after a Tennessee Williams character.

April 28, 2013




 

Dearest readers,

Right now, the library table is piled high with stacks of books. Isn’t that how it should always be with library tables? 

Books

In this case, the stacks are copies of the finalists for the 2013 SIBA Book Awards, which will be sent out this week to various bookseller judges to be revisited, read, and reported on.  Over the next few weeks, booksellers will be considering the relative merits of Wiley Cash’s A Land More Kind Than Home against George Singleton’s Stray DEcorum, or Karen White’s Sea Change. They’ll be trying to decide if William Joyce or Carl Hiaasen is the better children’s writer. If a book about the history of New Orleans is better than a story about saving a mountain or a collection of paintings from a Gullah community in South Carolina.

Her ladyship does not envy the judges their task of having to pick one “best” book in a collection of very very fine ones. She does, however, rather envy them the excuse of having to read all these books in order to come to a decision.

Here are a list of the finalists for the 2013  SIBA Book Award. Which would you pick to win?

2013 SIBA Book Award Finalists:

Fiction
A Land More Kind Than Home by Wiley Cash (William Morrow & Company)
Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk by Ben Fountain (Ecco Press)
The Cove by Ron Rash (Ecco Press)
Sea Change by Karen White (New American LIbrary)
Shine Shine Shine by Lydia Netzer (St. Martins Press)
Stray Decorum by George Singleton (Dzanc Books)

Poetry
Descent by Kathryn Stripling Byer (Louisiana State University Press)
Permanent Camp by George Ellison (History Press)
Thrall by Natasha Trethewey (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt)

Nonfiction
The Accidental City: Improvising New Orleans by Lawrence N. Powell (Harvard University Press)
Down Bohicket Road: An Artist S Journey. Paintings and Sketches by Mary Whyte. with Excerpts from Alfreda S World by Mary Whyte (University of South Carolina Press)
Losing My Sister by Judy Goldman (John F. Blair Publisher)
My Bookstore: Writers Celebrate Their Favorite Places to Browse, Read, and Shop by Ron Rice (Black Dog & Leventhal Publishers)
Stand Up That Mountain by Jay Erskine Leutze (Scribner Book Company)

Cooking
The Back in the Day Bakery Cookbook by Cheryl Day & Griffith Day (Artisan)
Fred Thompson's Southern Sides: 250 Dishes That Really Make the Plate by Fred Thompson (University of North Carolina Press)
Mastering the Art of Southern Cooking by Nathalie Dupree and Cynthia Graubart (Gibbs Smith Publishers)
Around the Southern Table: Coming Home to Comforting Meals and Treasured Memories by Rebecca Lang (Oxmoor House)

Children's
Chomp by Carl Hiaasen (Alfred Knopf Books for Young Readers)
The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore by William Joyce (Atheneum Books for Young Readers)
Pete the Cat and His Four Groovy Buttons by Eric Litwin and James Dean (HarperCollins)

Young Adult
34 Pieces of You by Carmen Rodrigues (Simon Pulse)
A Million Suns by Beth Revis (Razorbill)
Fathomless by Jackson Pearce (Little Brown Books for Young Readers)
Three Times Lucky by Sheila Turnage (Dial Books for Young Readers)

Finalists will be judged by a juried panel of SIBA booksellers, and winners will be announced on July 4, "Independents Day." More information about the SIBA Book Awards can be found at sibaweb.com/siba-book-award.

Happy reading!


her ladyship, the editor


Southern Indie Bestsellers

For the week ending April 21, 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. The Burgess Boys
Elizabeth Strout, Random House, $26, 9781400067688
okra2. Z
Therese Anne Fowler, St. Martin's, $25.99, 9781250028655

3. Life After Life
Kate Atkinson, Reagan Arthur Books, $27.99, 9780316176484
okra4. Life After Life
Jill McCorkle, Shannon Ravenel Books, $24.95, 9781565122550

5. Gone Girl
Gillian Flynn, Crown, $25, 9780307588364
6. The Dinner
Herman Koch, Hogarth, $24, 9780770437855
7. The Aviator's Wife
Melanie Benjamin, Delacorte, $26, 9780345528674
8. Six Years
Harlan Coben, Dutton, $27.95, 9780525953487
9. Unintended Consequences
Stuart Woods, Putnam Adult, $26.95, 9780399159879
10. Manuscript Found in Accra
Paulo Coelho, Knopf, $22, 9780385349833
11. Daddy's Gone a Hunting
Mary Higgins Clark, S&S, $26.99, 9781451668940
12. Me Before You
Jojo Moyes, Pamela Dorman/Viking, $27.95, 9780670026609
13. A Week in Winter
Maeve Binchy, Knopf, $26.95, 9780307273574
14. The Golden Egg
Donna Leon, Atlantic Monthly Press, $26, 9780802121011
15. Miss Julia Stirs Up Trouble
Ann B. Ross, Viking, $26.95, 9780670026104

HARDCOVER NONFICTION


1. Lean In
Sheryl Sandberg, Knopf, $24.95, 9780385349949
2. Gulp
Mary Roach, Norton, $26.95, 9780393081572
3. I Could Pee on This
Francesco Marciuliano, Chronicle, $12.95, 9781452110585
4. It's All Good
Gwyneth Paltrow, Grand Central, $32, 9781455522712
5. Help, Thanks, Wow
Anne Lamott, Riverhead, $17.95, 9781594631290
6. My Beloved World
Sonia Sotomayor, Knopf, $27.95, 9780307594884
7. Unbroken
Laura Hillenbrand, Random House, $27, 9781400064168
8. The Girls of Atomic City
Denise Kiernan, Touchstone, $27, 9781451617528
9. Sum It Up
Pat Summitt, Sally Jenkins, Crown Archetype, $28, 9780385346870
10. Behind the Beautiful Forevers
Katherine Boo, Random House, $27, 9781400067558
11. The Drunken Botanist
Amy Stewart, Algonquin, $19.95, 9781616200466
12. Mom & Me & Mom
Maya Angelou, Random House, $22, 9781400066117
13. Smoke and Pickles: Recipes and Stories from a New Southern Kitchen
Edward Lee, Artisan, $29.95, 9781579654924
14. Letters to a Young Scientist
Edward Osborne Wilson, Liveright, $21.95, 9780871403773
okra15. The Lee Bros. Charleston Kitchen
Matt Lee, Ted Lee, Clarkson Potter, $35, 9780307889737


TRADE PAPERBACK FICTION


1. Beautiful Ruins
Jess Walter, Harper Perennial, $15.99, 9780061928178
2. The Paris Wife
Paula McLain, Ballantine, $15, 9780345521316
3. The Light Between Oceans
M.L. Stedman, Scribner, $16, 9781451681758
4. Where'd You Go, Bernadette
Maria Semple, Back Bay, $14.99, 9780316204262
5. The Great Gatsby
F.Scott Fitzgerald, Scribner, $15, 9780743273565
6. The Language of Flowers
Vanessa Diffenbaugh, Ballantine, $15, 9780345525550
7. The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry
Rachel Joyce, Random House, $15, 9780812983456
8. The Orphan Master's Son
Adam Johnson, Random House, $15, 9780812982626
9. Rules of Civility
Amor Towles, Penguin, $16, 9780143121169
okra10. A Land More Kind Than Home
Wiley Cash, Morrow, $14.99, 9780062088239

11. Death Comes to Pemberley
P.D. James, Vintage, $15, 9780307950659
12. Wolf Hall
Hilary Mantel, Picador, $16, 9780312429980
13. The Sandcastle Girls
Chris Bohjalian, Vintage, $15.95, 9780307743916
14. Life of Pi
Yann Martel, Mariner, $15.95, 9780547848419
15. The Snow Child
Eowyn Ivey, Reagan Arthur/Back Bay Books, $14.99, 9780316175661

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. America the Beautiful
Ben Carson, Zondervan, $14.99, 9780310330912
5. Let's Pretend This Never Happened
Jenny Lawson, Berkley, $16, 9780425261019
6. In the Garden of Beasts
Erik Larson, Broadway, $16, 9780307408853
7. Thinking, Fast and Slow
Daniel Kahneman, FSG, $16, 9780374533557
8. Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? (And Other Concerns)
Mindy Kaling, Three Rivers, $14, 9780307886279
9. Bossypants
Tina Fey, Reagan Arthur Books, $15.99, 9780316056878
10. Escape From Camp 14
Blaine Harden, Penguin, $15, 9780143122913
11. The Righteous Mind
Jonathan Haidt, Vintage, $16, 9780307455772
12. Zagat 2013 Miami/So. Florida Restaurants
Zagat, $15.95, 9781604785258
13. Night
Elie Wiesel, FSG, $9.95, 9780374500016
14. How to Tell If Your Cat Is Plotting to Kill You
Matthew Inman, Andrews McMeel, $14.99, 9781449410247
15. Unlikely Friendships
Jennifer S. Holland, Workman, $13.95, 9780761159131

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. A Storm of Swords
George R.R. Martin, Bantam, $9.99, 9780553573428
4. To Kill a Mockingbird
Harper Lee, Warner, $7.99, 9780446310789
5. Defending Jacob
William Landay, Dell, $7.99, 9780440246138
6. 1984
George Orwell, Signet, $9.99, 9780451524935
7. The Diary of a Young Girl
Anne Frank, Bantam, $7.99, 9780553577129
8. Lord of the Flies
William Golding, Berkley, $9.99, 9780399501487
9. A Feast for Crows
George R.R. Martin, Bantam, $9.99, 9780553582024
10. Calico Joe
John Grisham, Dell, $7.99, 9780345541338

CHILDREN'S ILLUSTRATED


1. The Dark
Lemony Snicket, Jon Klassen (Illus.), Little Brown, $16.99, 9780316187480
2. Goodnight, Goodnight, Construction Site
Sherri Duskey Rinker, Tom Lichtenheld (Illus.), Chronicle, $16.99, 9780811877824
3. Miss Maple's Seeds
Eliza Wheeler, Nancy Paulsen Books, $16.99, 9780399257926
4. Oh, the Places You'll Go!
Dr. Seuss, Random House, $17.99, 9780679805274
5. Tickle Time!
Sandra Boynton, Workman, $6.95, 9780761168836
6. Goodnight Moon
Margaret Wise Brown, Clement Hurd (Illus.), Harper, $8.99, 9780694003617
7. Pinwheel
Salina Yoon, LB Kids, $12.99, 9780316221764
8. Dragons Love Tacos
Adam Rubin, Daniel Salmieri (Illus.), Dial, $16.99, 9780803736801
9. Safari: A Photicular Book
Dan Kainen, Carol Kaufmann, Workman, $24.95, 9780761163800
10. The Giving Tree
Shel Silverstein, Harper, $16.99, 9780060256654

CHILDREN'S INTEREST


1. Poems to Learn by Heart
Caroline Kennedy, Jon J Muth (Illus.), Hyperion, $19.99, 9781423108054
2. Wonder
R.J. Palacio, Knopf, $15.99, 9780375869020
3. The One and Only Ivan
Katherine Applegate, Patricia Castelao (Illus.), Harper, $16.99, 9780061992254
4. What Happened to Goodbye
Sarah Dessen, Speak, $9.99, 9780142423837
5. The Giver
Lois Lowry, Laurel-Leaf, $6.99, 9780440237686
6. The Fault in Our Stars
John Green, Dutton, $17.99, 9780525478812
7. Art2-D2's Guide to Folding and Doodling
Tom Angleberger, Amulet, $12.95, 9781419705342
8. Lincoln's Last Days
Bill O'Reilly, Dwight Jon Zimmerman, Holt, $19.99, 9780805096750
9. Timmy Failure: Mistakes Were Made
Stephan Pastis, Candlewick, $14.99, 9780763660505
10. In a Glass Grimmly
Adam Gidwitz, Dutton, $16.99, 9780525425816

CHILDREN'S FICTION SERIES TITLES


1. Divergent
Veronica Roth, Katherine Tegen Books, $9.99, 9780062024039
2. Diary of a Wimpy Kid:The Third Wheel
Jeff Kinney, Amulet, $13.95, 9781419705847
3. Disney After Dark (Kingdom Keepers, #1)
Ridley Pearson, Hyperion, $8.99, 9781423123118
4. Catching Fire (The Hunger Games, #2)
Suzanne Collins, Scholastic, $18.99, 9780439023498
5. Mockingjay (The Final Book of the Hunger Games)
Suzanne Collins, Scholastic, $17.99, 9780439023511
6. Stallion by Starlight (Magic Tree House, #49)
Mary Pope Osborne, Sal Murdocca (Illus.), Random House, $12.99, 9780307980403
7. Middle School:The Worst Years of My Life
James Patterson, Laura Park (Illus.), Little Brown, $7.99, 9780316101691
8. Mummies in the Morning (Magic Tree House #3)
Mary Pope Osborne, Sal Murdocca (Illus.), Random House, $4.99, 9780679824244
9. Diary of a Wimpy Kid
Jeff Kinney, Amulet, $13.95, 9780810993136
10. Fyre (Septimus Heap, Book 7)
Angie Sage, Mark Zug, Katherine Tegen Books, $17.99, 9780061242458
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Lady Banks' Commonplace Book


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

Stray DecorumStella!
“A couple people down that way,” the woman said, pointing with her thumb down Slaughterhouse Road, “said that you might have taken a stray dog in.” She looked past my body, at all the boxes stacked up in the foyer, reaching back  into the den.

“There aren’t my things,” I said. “These are my wife’s brother’s belongings. These are my ex-wife’s brother’s things. They’re my ex-brother-in-law’s boxes, I swear to God.”
Her name ended up being Tabitha. Tabitha! Who’s named that anymore? She said, “I’m Tabitha. The dog is about half-pit bull, half-retriever, half-shepherd, and half-chow. She’s a sweetheart, and her name is Blanche. Well, when I got her from the pound her name was Stella, but I thought that I didn’t want to go outside yelling ‘Stella!’ like that, you know, so I went with another one of Tennessee Williams’s characters.”

I would’ve bet that Tabitha took me for just an ordinary, white-trash, hoarding fool who didn’t know A Streetcar Named Desire, and that she wanted to show off her sophomore lit skills. I said, “No dogs around here. Why didn’t you name her A Negro Woman or A Mexican Woman? You could’ve named her Eunice, after the landlady, or Prostitute. Or you could’ve changed plays entirely and named her Laura Wingfield.”

I thought about Gentleman Caller, but couldn’t think of that character’s name at the time. And I guess it wouldn’t have worked anyways, what with the dog being female.

Tabitha said “Wow,” and smiled. “You know your Tennessee Williams. I didn’t think anyone around here knew anything about anything.”

--George Singleton, from “Humans Being” in Stray Decorum (Dzanc Books, 2012) 9781938103544

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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).

EW has the first image from the William Faulkner adaptation that also stars Franco (natch) along with "True Blood" thesp Jim Parrack, with Danny McBride, Ahna O'Reilly, Logan Marshall-Green and Tim Blake Nelson. To say the movie is ambitious is an understatement, as the source material itself is challenging, told through the voices of 15 different characters, but Franco has been working hard to get it right. A first look at As I Lay Dying

“There’s something about holding a book in your hands that makes it so special,” said historian Mary Ann Neeley, who has written extensively about her favorite subject. “A setting like the one we have today couldn’t have been better, either.” Alabama Book Festival

Man in the Blue MoonThe cadence of Morris’ tale is the beat of the Southern heart, so familiar, yet with all the surprises, twists and turns that evolve in real life. I have to say that I believe his grandfather’s story. This is the kind of tale that people tell over and over again while sitting on the porch on long summer evenings as the cicadas make their music in the background. Man in the Blue Moon

“I’ve never run across a good Southern story that doesn’t have mention of a church or someone going to church, and it’s never just church, but it’s a specific one” What makes a southern story?

And Then I Found YouPatti Callahan Henry is a well-loved Southern author who is known for her ability to tap into women’s hearts and bring forth stories that touch the soul. “And Then I Found You” is a prime example of Henry’s storytelling mastery. This novel contains a tale of first love and kisses, promises of forever, loss, heartache, and finding love again. And Then I Found You

Citizen-Times columnist George Ellison, recently named a winner of one of Wild South’s Roosevelt-Ashe Conservation Awards, has received another honor for his work, this time for his poetry. Ellison, who recently edited “High Vistas: An Anthology of Nature Writing from Western North Carolina and the Great Smoky Mountains,” has been nominated by the Southern Independent Booksellers Alliance as a finalist for the 2013 SIBA Book Award in poetry for his book “Permanent Camp” (History Press). Permanent Camp

An awful lot of people die in Jill McCorkle's uplifting new novel, “Life After Life.” The first death — that of 80-year-old Lois Elizabeth Malcolm Flowers — comes as something of a shock, but you soon become used to it. Life After Life

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Author Gossip

University of Montevallo graduate and bestselling author Cassandra King will be the featured speaker at the institution's spring commencement May 4. The university will honor King with a Doctor of Letters honoris causa from her alma mater at the ceremony. She earned her bachelor's and master's degrees in English from the university. Cassandra King

Author George Singleton is leaving the Governor’s School for the Arts, where he’s been a teacher for 13 years. In the fall, Singleton moves to Wofford College, where he’ll hold the John C. Cobb Endowed Chair in the Humanities. George Singleton

In 1950, when Mississippi author William Faulkner received a call telling him that he had won the Nobel Prize for Literature, he answered, “I won’t be able to come to receive the prize myself. It’s too far away. I am a farmer down here and I can’t get away.” William Faulkner

When one of my favorite writers, Norman Maclean, first attempted to publish his collection of short stories that contains his now-famous novella, “A River Runs Through It,” one publisher who rejected the manuscript included a note that read, “These stories have trees in them!” Maclean joked about this response in the prologue of his book, calling the “trees” in his writing “my literary handicap.” Susan Tekulve

To Spartanburg novelist Susan Tekulve, “You have to follow where your story takes you, no matter how long and circuitous the journey.” Like an immigrant itself, her prize-winning novel, In the Garden of Stone, began in Italy but ended up finding its home in the coal towns of West Virginia. In the Garden of Stone

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

I always want the bookstore to feel fun and welcoming, and for the staff and books to seem very approachable. The main ways I help connect kids to books are listening closely, asking good questions, and always staying tuned in to my younger self and what would have intrigued or excited me about a book at a certain age. Whether helping a kid, a parent, or both, genuine enthusiasm is by far the best tool in my bookseller toolbox. Spellbound Children’s Bookshop

The original bookstore was named after a 1919 novel by Christopher Morley. In tribute to both the book and the original store, Bienville Books has dubbed their upstairs area ‘The Haunted Book Loft.” Despite the tribute, the owners assure there are no actual ghosts present in the building. Bienville Books

Janet Bollum's bookstore is a fixture in downtown DeLand. Customers browse and often engage in conversation about both the classics and new releases. But the underlying story line for Bollum at the Muse Book Shop is more of an adventure, a mystery rather than a thriller with a happy ending. She remains perplexed that in Florida she must collect sales tax, an additional 6.5 percent on purchases when online giants like Amazon.com don't. Muse Book Shop

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


The 5th Wave

The 5th Wave

The Passage meets Ender's Game in an epic new series from award-winning author Rick Yancey. After the 1st wave, only darkness remains. After the 2nd, only the lucky escape. And after the 3rd, only the unlucky survive. After the 4th wave, only one rule applies: trust no one. Now, it's the dawn of the 5th wave, and on a lonely stretch of highway, Cassie runs from Them. The beings who only look human, who roam the countryside killing anyone they see. Who have scattered Earth's last survivors. To stay alone is to stay alive, Cassie believes, until she meets Evan Walker. Beguiling and mysterious, Evan Walker may be Cassie's only hope for rescuing her brother--or even saving herself. But Cassie must choose: between trust and despair, between defiance and surrender, between life and death. To give up or to get up.

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Read This! Okra Picks and recommendations from Quail Ridge Books


Summer Okra Picks:

 Place at the TableAnd Then I Found YouThe Astronaught Wives ClubThe Girl from Felony BayHeart of PalmIn the Garden of StoneLooking for MeMoonriseThe Time BetweenWhistling Past the GraveyardThe Yonahlossee Riding Camp for GirlsZ


Recommended Reading from Southern Booksellers:

Recommended by Sandra at Quail Ridge Books:

A Different SunA Different Sun by Elaine Neil Orr: In pre-Civil War days, a 21-year-old daughter of a wealthy Georgia plantation owner marries a man twice her age and leaves with him to take up his life as a missionary in Africa.  A Different Sun describes the social and spiritual awakening of this young woman as well as the lonely and hard life she leads.  I was mesmerized by her story as well as the portrait of the beauty of the continent and its native people. 9780425261309

The Burgess Boys by Elizabeth Strout: Elizabeth Strouts's stories and novels are always strong with deep detail and plot.  The Burgess Boys is no exception as this is a story of a dysfunctional family and the ethnic differences in a small Maine town that is intertwined with the drama of a very bad juvenile prank. Both love and hatred within the family and community are what help begin to heal wounds that could occur in any family or town. 9781400067688

A Wedding in HaitiA Wedding in Haiti by Julia Alvarez: Even though the story of two journeys from the Dominican Republic to Haiti is filled with  accounts of illegal border crossings, bad or no roads, rivers to ford, situations to negotiate and the horrors of the earthquake, I read it with sheer joy.  Haiti is the poorest country in the world and we all need to try and understand how its people survive.  This true story will take you beyond what is presented in the media to where you will believe there can be a future for this beautiful country. 9781616201302

Thomas Jefferson’s Crème Brulee by Thomas J. Craughwell: Thomas Jefferson a foodie?  More than a century before Julia Child taught us the art and science of French cooking, Thomas Jefferson took his slave, James Hemings, to Paris to be trained by the finest Paris chefs in haute cuisine.  He came back with new foods and great meal ideas which would  be served at Monticello and later the White House, along with fine wine that he brought from the grand cru vineyards he toured.  This is a book for all history  buffs! 9781594745782

My Brilliant FriendMy Brilliant Friend, Book One by Elena Ferrante, Ann Goldstein: Using a cast list that helps a reader keep track of the many characters, I was engrossed with this tale of two smart Italian girls growing up in the 1950s in a remote area of Naples, Italy.  Shaped by poverty, violence and a patriarchal society, these best friends endure a complex friendship that describes a way of life perhaps long gone but not necessarily missed.  As it's the first of a trilogy, I will look forward to following this story that began with a present day disappearance of one of these two.  9781609450786

Paris versus New York: A Tally of Two Cities by Vahram Muratyan: I can see a party game based on this book:  I'll tell you about a specific Paris/New York image, and you tell me the New York/Paris equivalent.  This is a book for lovers of one or both of these cities that weaves a series of comparisons and connections for travelers.  You'll want to visit each again. 9780143120254

Code of the ForestCode of the Forest by Jon Buchan: With smart characters who quote Shakespeare and random musical lyrics along with believable courtroom scenes, this first novel from Jon Buchan is one that will hold your reading interest.  The author uses his experience as a journalist and lawyer as well as his knowledge of the nuances of a coastal Carolina town to bring a tale of political corruption that takes you from the newsroom of a small paper to the backrooms of an exclusive hunting club where deals are created and rules are broken. 9780984107353

The Sandcastle Girls by Chris Bohjalian: Chris Bohjalian's account of the gruesome killing of over a million people in the Armenian genocide weaves between past and present as he tells of this little known event in two stories. One is of an American who goes to Syria in 1915 for a philanthropic expedition. Another is how her descendant looks for the truth of what her grandparents experienced. Readers will be engrossed with the descriptions of atrocities that are brought to life yet are told with compassion and grace. 9780385534796

Sacre BleuSacre Bleu: A Comedy d’Art by Christopher Moore: Add one part 19th century French art history (pictures included), another part Parisian culture, and mix  in a whole lot of humor.  All of this  adds up to a tale of the powers of the intoxicating color blue that begins on the night that Vincent Van Gogh committed suicide.  Or did he? 9780061779749
 
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Author 2 Author: Getting to Know Sands Hetherington

Getting to know Sands Hetherington, author of Night Buddies, Imposters, and One Far-Out Flying Machine, Dune Buggy Press, by Nancy Naigle

Sands Hetherington  will be at Barnhill's in Winston-Salem, NC 05/11/2013, 11:00 am!

Sands Hetherington

Night BuddiesSands Hetherington writes fantastic and delightful fun-filled adventure book for kids. His latest, Night Buddies, Imposters, and One Far-Out Flying Machine is now available. Sands credits his son John for being his principal motivator. Sands raised his son as a single parent from the time John was six. He read to him every night during those formative years. He and young John developed the Crosley crocodile character in the series during months of bedtime story give-and-take. 

Nancy: I love these books. They are so colorful, and it’s got to be quite a feeling to bring something that was so special between you and your son to others to enjoy. Can you share a little about when you realized your stories were meant to be shared with a broader audience?

Sands: You seem to know some of the background: that I read to John every night from the time he could hear speech, that one night he introduced me to a red Crocodile named Crosley that he had invented for an after-lights-out buddy.John and I started throwing Crosley ideas around and making up episodes, and Crosley got to be a real member of the family.

I had a literary background and had written some grownup short stories over a number of years.I read the entire kids' canon to John.When Crosley came along I hadn't written anything in forever.Then one Saturday night I was with John at our cabin in the mountains, walking across the living room, and it just landed on me: Put John and Crosley into a sure-enough adventure!It's what they had been doing for over a year anyway.Crosley had started out as a bedtime buddy for a kid named John, so why not make him a member of Night Buddies Amalgamated, whose charter is to rescue kids from lying in bed awake and take them out on adventures.It just fell into my lap.All I had to do was figure out why Crosley was red!(It’s because he is allergic to water.Sort of.)

Nancy: Night Buddies, Imposters, and One Far-Out Flying Machine is the second in this series. Tell us a little about the story.

Sands: It's a much longer and more complicated tale than the first book, Night Buddies and the Pineapple Cheesecake Scare, but it starts the very next time John is wide awake and Crosley shows up in his room.Crosley actually dozes off under the bed this time and John has to look for him and wake him up.

Same deal, same formula.This part was already there for me.When they get outside, though, I didn't know what to do with them, and wouldn't you know, neither does Crosley.He hasn't been able to reach his brother Crenwinkle, the Night Buddies dispatcher.John and Crosley wander around trying to get in touch with Crenwinkle and finally find him getting off a bus.By that time I had it figured out.I would have Crosley look-alikes running all over town doing bad things and trying to ruin Crosley's reputation.Crenwinkle is right there with me and has come to warn them.So the Program now is to get the business stopped before Crosley is run out of town for being an undesirable.(Meaning no more Night Buddies!)

Our two friends decide on a stakeout, and this means going to a fantastic Emporium and getting a magic flying machine.The deal is, Rodney Oglesby's sauerkraut and jellybean hot dog cart keeps getting attacked by a fake Crosley, and our friends determine to fly over on top of it and watch.Soon enough, an extraneous red crocodile sneaks up and snatches the cart and sails off down the sidewalk with it, causing general pandemonium.John and Crosley chase from the air, but the impostor turns into the adjacent park and escapes.

What's going on?Why is Rodney Oglesby's sauerkraut and jellybean hot dog cart being attacked?When John and Crosley finally figure this out, the contest begins.It takes many twists and turns, and a night of fantastical flying around, and John and Crosley meet lots of cool new characters who help along the way.It's almost dawn when things get wrapped up.

Nancy: The books are eye-catching. Tell us a little about the collaborative process between you, as the author, and your illustrator.

Sands: I think I can say that I had nothing at all to do with the aesthetics of the thing, which is good.I gave the illustrator, Jessica Love, complete freedom of interpretation and choice of scenes.I only interfered when the picture strayed from the script.

Nancy: Will there be another book in the Night Buddies series? When can we expect it?

Sands: I'm working on book three as we speak and hope to have it roughed out by the end of summer.It will feature John and Crosley, of course, and my next favorite character the racing blimp.

Nancy: I’m a dog-lover and I know you are too. We just added a yellow lab puppy, Cheyenne, to our family. We now have the complete Labrador Retriever rainbow – gold, black, chocolate. Tell us about yours.

Sands: “Cheyenne,” I like that one!My two Saint Bernards are Dudley and Maggie, five-year-old littermates born on Valentine's Day.They couldn't be much more different.Dudley is a big lumbering doofus clown with a long ("rough") coat, and Maggie is an electric 110-pound runt with a short ("smooth") coat.As sweet as she can be, but you wouldn't believe the power!She once ripped a large hole on my chain-link fence with her paws, just to go visit the neighbors' dog.I finally had to electrify the fence.The two siblings are very attached, and Maggie likes to sleep half on top of Dudley.

Nancy: What do you enjoy most about being a writer?

Sands: That's easy.Mark Twain said it: "Having written."

Nancy: What’s on the horizon?

Sands: Finishing book three and doing readings at schools and bookstores.John just moved from Granada to Brussels and I need to go make sure he's behaving.After that I wouldn't mind seeing Patagonia.

Nancy: What else would you like to share?

Sands: John is thirty-three now and is a trained chef and an interpreter in five or six languages.He hasn't decided which one to do in Belgium.

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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
The Aviator's Wife
Unintended Consequences
Daddy's Gone a Hunting
Me Before You
A Week in Winter
Miss Julia Stirs Up Trouble
The Girls of Atomic City
Sum It Up
Smoke and Pickles: Recipes and Stories from a New Southern Kitchen
The Lee Bros. Charleston Kitchen
Rules of Civility
A Land More Kind Than Home
Death Comes to Pemberley
Wolf Hall
The Sandcastle Girls
The Snow Child
The Righteous Mind
Zagat 2013 Miami/So. Florida Restaurants
Night
Unlikely Friendships
The Diary of a Young Girl
Lord of the Flies
Calico Joe
Miss Maple's Seeds
Tickle Time!
Pinwheel
Dragons Love Tacos
Safari: A Photicular Book
The Giving Tree
What Happened to Goodbye
The Giver
Lincoln's Last Days
In a Glass Grimmly


Author Readings

H. Brandt Ayers - In Love With Defeat:The Making of a Southern Liberal  (author appearance)
H. Brandt Ayers
05/02/2013, 04:00 pm
Alabama Booksmith
Birmingham, AL

Writing for Excellence and Publication  (writers group)
05/02/2013, 05:45 pm
Barnhill's
Winston-Salem, NC

Denise Kiernan - The Girls of Atomic City: The Untold Story of the Women Who Helped Win World War II  (author appearance)
Denise Kiernan
05/02/2013, 07:00 pm
Park Road Books
Charlotte, NC

Author event with Katrina Kenison - Author of The Gift of an Ordinary Day  (author appearance)
Katrina Kenison
05/02/2013, 06:30 pm
Parnassus Books
Nashville, TN

ERIC PFIEFFER discusses and signs WINNING STRATEGIES FOR SUCCESSFUL AGING  (author appearance)
Eric Pfieffer
05/02/2013, 07:00 pm
Inkwood Books
Tampa, FL

Tad Hills - GOOSE NEEDS A HUG  (author appearance)
Tad Hills
05/02/2013, 04:30 pm
Octavia Books
New Orleans, LA

SPANISH EVENT: Guillermo Ferrara -- El secreto de Adán  (author appearance)
Guillermo Ferrara
05/02/2013, 06:30 pm
Books & Books Inc
Coral Gables, FL

Preston Allen -- Every Boy Should Have a Man  (author appearance)
Preston L. Allen
05/02/2013, 08:00 pm
Books & Books Inc
Coral Gables, FL

Jamie Mason, Three Graves Full  (author appearance)
Jamie Mason
05/02/2013, 05:00 pm
The Country Bookshop
Southern Pines, NC

ENVIRONMENTALIST & CONSERVATIONIST TOM EARNHARDT  (author appearance)
Tom Earnhardt
05/02/2013, 07:00 pm
Malaprop's Bookstore/Cafe
Asheville, NC

Pre-School Story Time  (other event)
05/02/2013, 10:30 pm
Flyleaf Books
Chapel Hill, NC

Beth Dunlop -- The Tropical Cottage  (author appearance)
Beth Dunlop
05/03/2013, 07:00 pm
The Bookstore in the Grove
Coconut Grove, FL

Dale Neal- The Half-Life of Home  (author appearance)
Dale Neal
05/03/2013, 07:30 pm
Quail Ridge Books & Music
Raleigh, NC

Writer and Musician Ted Olson  (author appearance)
Ted Olson
05/03/2013, 06:30 pm
City Lights Bookstore
Sylva, NC

Francis Koster- Book Signing  (author appearance)
Francis Koster
05/03/2013, 06:00 pm
Literary BookPost
Salisbury, NC

Salon@615 with Isabel Allende - Author of The House of the Spirits  (author appearance)
Isabel Allende
05/03/2013, 06:15 pm
Parnassus Books
Nashville, TN

First Friday Author Round Up- F.J. Wilson  (author appearance)
F.J. Wilson
05/03/2013, 06:00 pm
Page & Palette
Fairhope, AL

Augusten Burroughs - THIS IS HOW: Surviving What You Think You Can't  (author appearance)
Augusten Burroughs
05/03/2013, 06:00 pm
Octavia Books
New Orleans, LA

AUTHOR/ILLUSTRATORS: Chris Raschka & Bob Staake  (author appearance)
Chris Raschka
05/03/2013, 06:00 pm
Books & Books Inc
Coral Gables, FL

Rhonda Riley -- The Enchanted LIfe of Adam Hope  (author appearance)
Rhonda Riley
05/03/2013, 08:00 pm
Books & Books Inc
Coral Gables, FL

DEFIANT DAUGHTERS READING & SIGNING WITH CONTRIBUTOR LAURA WRIGHT  (author appearance)
Carol J. Adams
05/03/2013, 07:00 pm
Malaprop's Bookstore/Cafe
Asheville, NC

Tom Earnhardt - Crossroads of the Natural World: Exploring North Carolina with Tom Earnhardt  (author appearance)
Tom Earnhardt
05/04/2013, 02:00 pm
Park Road Books
Charlotte, NC

Four Poems and a Party  (other event)
05/04/2013, 01:00 pm
Barnhill's
Winston-Salem, NC

Timothy Tron  (author appearance)
Timothy W. Tron
05/04/2013, 03:00 pm
Barnhill's
Winston-Salem, NC

Deborah Schlag Discusses Healing and Overcoming Traumatic Brain Injury  (author appearance)
Deborah Schlag
05/04/2013, 03:00 pm
City Lights Bookstore
Sylva, NC

Ed Norvell- Book Signing  (author appearance)
Ed Norvell
05/04/2013, 10:30 am
Literary BookPost
Salisbury, NC

Kimberly Hunter - Destiny's Choice  (author appearance)
Kimberly Hunter
05/04/2013, 11:00 am
Park Road Books
Charlotte, NC

Author event with Nell Dickerson  (author appearance)
Nell Dickerson
05/04/2013, 02:00 pm
Parnassus Books
Nashville, TN

Poetry Atlanta Presents: Amanda Auchter, Megan Volpert, and Julie E. Bloemeke  (author appearance)
Amanda Auchter
05/04/2013, 07:30 pm
Charis Books & More
Atlanta, GA

RAYMOND ATKINS, CAMP REDEMPTION  (author appearance)
Raymond Atkins
05/04/2013, 01:00 pm
FoxTale Book Shoppe
Woodstock, GA

KIDS: Chris Raschka & Bob Staake  (author appearance)
Chris Raschka
05/04/2013, 11:00 am
Books & Books Inc
Coral Gables, FL

Cynthia Aracena -- The Curse of the Demon  (author appearance)
Cynthia Aracena
05/04/2013, 02:00 pm
Books & Books Inc
Coral Gables, FL

Augusten Burroughs -- This Is How  (author appearance)
Augusten Burroughs
05/04/2013, 04:00 pm
Books & Books Inc
Coral Gables, FL

Peter Eisner -- The Pope's Last Crusade   (author appearance)
Peter Eisner
05/04/2013, 07:00 pm
Books & Books Inc
Coral Gables, FL

Gary and Michele Washington- JUST BUSINESS: Principle-based Strategies to Achieve Business Success  (author appearance)
Gary and Michele Washington
05/04/2013, 11:00 am
Swift Books
Orangeburg, SC

THERESE ANNE FOWLER PRESENTS Z: A NOVEL OF ZELDA FITZGERALD  (author appearance)
Therese Anne Fowler
05/04/2013, 07:00 pm
Malaprop's Bookstore/Cafe
Asheville, NC

Dan Heath  (author appearance)
05/05/2013, 03:00 pm
Quail Ridge Books & Music
Raleigh, NC

Barbara Conrad - Wild Plums  (author appearance)
Barbara Conrad
05/05/2013, 02:00 pm
Park Road Books
Charlotte, NC

Author event with Julia Reed - Author of Ham Biscuits, Hostess Gowns, and Other Southern Specialties  (author appearance)
Julia Reed
05/05/2013, 02:00 pm
Parnassus Books
Nashville, TN

Young Readers Book Club, THE TERRIBLE THING THAT HAPPENED TO BARNABY BROCKET  (book club)
05/05/2013, 06:15 pm
Avid Bookshop
Athens, GA

Yoga at Charis  (other event)
05/05/2013, 11:00 am
Charis Books & More
Atlanta, GA

Paul Farmer -- To Repair the World  (author appearance)
Paul Farmer
05/05/2013, 04:00 pm
Books & Books Inc
Coral Gables, FL

Richard Rashke -- Useful Enemies   (author appearance)
Richard Rashke
05/05/2013, 05:00 pm
Books & Books Inc
Coral Gables, FL

POETRIO, FEATURING MIMI WHITE, TED OLSON & STEVE BROOKS  (author appearance)
Mimi White
05/05/2013, 03:00 pm
Malaprop's Bookstore/Cafe
Asheville, NC

Rhonda Riley  (author appearance)
Rhonda Riley
05/06/2013, 07:30 pm
Quail Ridge Books & Music
Raleigh, NC

Daniel Wallace, new novel The Kings and Queens of Roam Book Launch!  (author appearance)
Daniel Wallace
05/06/2013, 07:00 pm
Flyleaf Books
Chapel Hill, NC

Augusten Burroughs -- This Is How  (author appearance)
Augusten Burroughs
05/06/2013, 08:00 pm
Books & Books Inc
Coral Gables, FL

BRIDGING DIFFERENCES BOOKCLUB  (book club)
05/06/2013, 07:00 pm
Malaprop's Bookstore/Cafe
Asheville, NC

Rhonda Riley  (author appearance)
Rhonda Riley
05/07/2013, 07:00 pm
Regulator Bookshop
durham, NC

Daniel Wallace  (author appearance)
Daniel Wallace
05/07/2013, 07:30 pm
Quail Ridge Books & Music
Raleigh, NC

Alex McKeithen - The Seventh Angel  (author appearance)
Alex McKeithen
05/07/2013, 07:00 pm
Park Road Books
Charlotte, NC

okraBook Your Lunch With Patti Callahan Henry  (author appearance)
Patti Callahan Henry
05/07/2013, 12:00 pm
Fiction Addiction
Greenville, SC

Writers’ Night Out  (writers group)
05/07/2013, 08:00 pm
Hub City Bookshop
Spartanburg, SC

Salon@615 with Augusten Burroughs - Author of Running with Scissors and Dry  (author appearance)
Augusten Burroughs
05/07/2013, 06:15 pm
Parnassus Books
Nashville, TN

Launch Party for Debut Novelist Virginia Pye - River of Dust  (author appearance)
Virginia Pye
05/07/2013, 06:00 pm
Fountain Bookstore
Richmond, VA

Erin Greenwald: A Company Man: The Remarkable French-Atlantic Voyage of a Clerk for the Company of the Indies  (author appearance)
Erin Greenwald
05/07/2013, 05:30 pm
Garden District Book Shop
New Orleans, LA

Wenonah Hauter - Foodopoly: The Battle Over the Future of Food and Farming in America  (author appearance)
Wenonah Hunter
05/07/2013, 06:00 pm
Octavia Books
New Orleans, LA

Village Writers Group meets at EE in the RR Room!  (writers group)
05/07/2013, 07:00 pm
Eagle Eye Book Shop
Atlanta, GA

Rick Yancey -- The 5th Wave  (author appearance)
Rick Yancey
05/07/2013, 07:00 pm
Books & Books Inc
Coral Gables, FL

Clea Fernandez -- Agustin Fernandez: The Metamorphosis of Experience  (author appearance)
Clea Fernandez
05/07/2013, 08:00 pm
Books & Books Inc
Coral Gables, FL

Beverly Crider - Lost Birmingham: Forgotten Magic City Landmarks  (author appearance)
Beverly Crider
05/07/2013, 04:00 pm
Alabama Booksmith
Birmingham, AL

okraPATTI CALLAHAN HENRY READING & SIGNING  (author appearance)
Patti Callahan Henry
05/07/2013, 07:00 pm
Malaprop's Bookstore/Cafe
Asheville, NC

ALL ROMANCE ALL THE TIME BOOKCLUB  (book club)
05/07/2013, 07:00 pm
Malaprop's Bookstore/Cafe
Asheville, NC

Al Munn & Jim Scancarelli - Diary of Squandered Valor  (author appearance)
Al Munn
05/08/2013, 12:00 pm
Park Road Books
Charlotte, NC

Carol Hewitt  (author appearance)
Carol Hewitt
05/08/2013, 07:00 pm
Regulator Bookshop
durham, NC

Clyde Edgerton  (author appearance)
Clyde Edgerton
05/08/2013, 07:30 pm
Quail Ridge Books & Music
Raleigh, NC

Wenonah Hauter - Foodopoly: The Battle Over the Future of Food and Farming in America  (author appearance)
Wenonah Hunter
05/08/2013, 07:00 pm
Park Road Books
Charlotte, NC

Author event with Jess Walter - Author of Beautiful Ruins  (author appearance)
Jess Walter
05/08/2013, 06:30 pm
Parnassus Books
Nashville, TN

Sharon Socol -- Plus One  (author appearance)
Sharon Socol
05/08/2013, 06:30 pm
Books & Books Inc
Coral Gables, FL

Preston Allen -- Every Boy Should Have a Man  (author appearance)
Preston L. Allen
05/08/2013, 07:00 pm
Books & Books Inc
Coral Gables, FL

Lee Craig author of Josephus Daniels  (author appearance)
Lee Craig
05/08/2013, 06:00 pm
The Country Bookshop
Southern Pines, NC

Book Club!  (book club)
05/08/2013, 07:30 pm
The Bookstore in the Grove
Coconut Grove, FL

Tamlin Allbritten  (author appearance)
Tamlin Allbritten
05/09/2013, 06:00 pm
Page & Palette
Fairhope, AL

Clyde Edgerton  (author appearance)
Clyde Edgerton
05/09/2013, 07:00 pm
Regulator Bookshop
durham, NC

Nathaniel Philbrick  (author appearance)
Nathaniel Philbrick
05/09/2013, 07:30 pm
Quail Ridge Books & Music
Raleigh, NC

Writing for Excellence and Publication  (writers group)
05/09/2013, 05:45 pm
Barnhill's
Winston-Salem, NC

Flyleaf Second Thursday Poetry Reading & Open Mic  (other event)
05/09/2013, 07:00 pm
Flyleaf Books
Chapel Hill, NC

Rhonda Riley - The Enchanted Life of Adam Hope  (author appearance)
Rhonda Riley
05/09/2013, 07:00 pm
Park Road Books
Charlotte, NC

Anti-Book Club Book Club  (book club)
05/09/2013, 07:00 pm
Hub City Bookshop
Spartanburg, SC

Jean Morgan Meaux: In Pursuit of Alaska: An Anthology of Travelers' Tales 1879-1909  (author appearance)
Jean Morgan Meaux
05/09/2013, 05:30 pm
Garden District Book Shop
New Orleans, LA

The Oracle @ WiFi: an Interactive Art event  (other event)
05/09/2013, 07:30 pm
Charis Books & More
Atlanta, GA

Ann Helen Wainer -- Jewish and Brazilian Connections to New York, India, and Ecology: A Collection of Essays  (author appearance)
Ann Helen Wainer
05/09/2013, 06:30 pm
Books & Books Inc
Coral Gables, FL

Dr. Jeffrey Arnett -- When Will My Grown-Up Kid Grow Up?  (author appearance)
Dr. Jeffrey Arnett
05/09/2013, 06:30 pm
Books & Books Inc
Coral Gables, FL

Ben Greenman -- The Slippage  (author appearance)
Ben Greenman
05/09/2013, 08:00 pm
Books & Books Inc
Coral Gables, FL

Haitian Novelist ELSIE AUGUSTAVE Reading & Signing  (author appearance)
Elsie Augustave
05/09/2013, 07:00 pm
Malaprop's Bookstore/Cafe
Asheville, NC

Book Your Lunch With Denise Kiernan  (author appearance)
Denise Kiernan
05/10/2013, 12:00 pm
Fiction Addiction
Greenville, SC

Wenonah Hauter  (author appearance)
WENONAH HAUTER
05/10/2013, 07:00 pm
Regulator Bookshop
durham, NC

Mary Robinette Kowal  (author appearance)
Mary Robinette Kowal
05/10/2013, 07:30 pm
Quail Ridge Books &mmp; Music
Raleigh, NC

Sarah Hunter- Downsize...Start Now!  (author appearance)
Sarah Hunter
05/10/2013, 05:30 pm
Barnhill's
Winston-Salem, NC

Pat Jobe With Nan Lundeen  (author appearance)
Pat Jobe
05/10/2013, 07:00 pm
Hub City Bookshop
Spartanburg, SC

Storytime with Sheila Booth-Alberstadt- Wayne Academy Field Trip  (other event)
05/10/2013, 10:00 am
Page & Palette
Fairhope, AL

Carl Abbott -- Informed by the Land  (author appearance)
Carl Abbott
05/10/2013, 08:00 pm
Books & Books Inc
Coral Gables, FL

Kate Cambell & Dr. Wayne Flynt - Live at the Library  (other event)
05/10/2013, 04:00 pm
Alabama Booksmith
Birmingham, AL

Novelist RHONDA RILEY presents The Enchanted Life of Adam Hope  (author appearance)
Rhonda Riley
05/10/2013, 07:00 pm
Malaprop's Bookstore/Cafe
Asheville, NC

David Carter -Pop-Up Master  (author appearance)
David Carter
05/11/2013, 02:00 pm
Quail Ridge Books & Music
Raleigh, NC

Sands Hetherington  (author appearance)
Sands Hetherington
05/11/2013, 11:00 am
Barnhill's
Winston-Salem, NC

Sylvia Patzold- The Goblet  (author appearance)
Sylvia Patzold
05/11/2013, 02:00 pm
Barnhill's
Winston-Salem, NC

Wrenwyck Williams  (author appearance)
Wrenwyck Williams
05/11/2013, 05:00 pm
Barnhill's
Winston-Salem, NC

Gwen Clifford  (author appearance)
Gwen Clifford
05/11/2013, 10:00 am
Blue Ridge Books & News
Waynesville, NC

Sallie Bissell to Read from Music of Ghosts  (author appearance)
Sallie Bissell
05/11/2013, 03:00 pm
City Lights Bookstore
Sylva, NC

Prompt Writing with Nancy Peacock  (writers group)
05/11/2013, 10:00 am
Flyleaf Books
Chapel Hill, NC

Hap Lea - The Darkness of Light #2: Tomb of Shadows  (author appearance)
Hap Lea
05/11/2013, 11:00 am
Park Road Books
Charlotte, NC

Maudy Fowler & Gail Hunt - Angel Whispers: Messages of Hope and Healing from Loved Ones  (author appearance)
Maudy Fowler
05/11/2013, 02:00 pm
Park Road Books
Charlotte, NC

Jackson Galaxy: Cat Daddy: What the World's Most Incorrigible Cat Taught Me About Life, Love, and Coming Clean  (author appearance)
Jackson Galaxy
05/11/2013, 02:00 pm
Garden District Book Shop
New Orleans, LA

Rebecca Emberley - The Itsy Bitsy Spider  (author appearance)
Rebecca Emberley
05/11/2013, 11:00 am
Octavia Books
New Orleans, LA

Stone Skipping with Author J. J. Ferrer: Children's Book Week Party  (author appearance)
J. J. Ferrer
05/11/2013, 02:00 pm
Avid Bookshop
Athens, GA

Randy and Pam Golden – 60 Hikes Within 60 Miles of Atlanta  (author appearance)
Randy and Pam Golden
05/11/2013, 01:00 pm
FoxTale Book Shoppe
Woodstock, GA

ALEX HUGHES, SHARP: A MINDSPACE INVESTIGATION NOVEL   (author appearance)
Alexandra Hughes
05/11/2013, 05:00 pm
FoxTale Book Shoppe
Woodstock, GA

L.A Campbell -- Cartboy and the Time Capsule  (author appearance)
L.A Campbell
05/11/2013, 01:00 pm
Books & Books Inc
Coral Gables, FL

CELEBRITY AUTOGRAPHING: George Lopez -- I'm Not Gonna Lie  (author appearance)
George Lopez
05/11/2013, 04:00 pm
Books & Books Inc
Coral Gables, FL

Storytime with Author Constance Brown  (other event)
05/11/2013, 10:30 pm
Books on Broad
Camden, SC

Sustain-a-Bull Day at the Regulator  (other event)
05/11/2013, 10:00 am
Regulator Bookshop
durham, NC

THE ARTFUL PARENT: A hands-on children’s event with Jean Van’T Hul  (author appearance)
Jean Van’t Hul
05/11/2013, 03:00 pm
Malaprop's Bookstore/Cafe
Asheville, NC

WE'LL NEVER HAVE PARIS  (author appearance)
Andria Alefhi
05/11/2013, 07:00 pm
Malaprop's Bookstore/Cafe
Asheville, NC

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

Chamber Orchestra of the Triangle  (other event)
05/12/2013, 04:30 pm
Quail Ridge Books & Music
Raleigh, NC

Dale Neal - The Half-Life of Home  (author appearance)
Dale Neal
05/12/2013, 02:00 pm
Park Road Books
Charlotte, NC

The Good Life Ride & Hangout  (other event)
05/12/2013, 08:30 am
Page & Palette
Fairhope, AL

Celebrate Sara Baker's Book Launch!  (author appearance)
Sara Baker
05/12/2013, 04:00 pm
Avid Bookshop
Athens, GA

Does Jesus Really Love ME?: A Gay Christian's Pilgrimage in Search of God in America  (author appearance)
Jeff Chu
05/13/2013, 07:30 pm
Quail Ridge Books & Music
Raleigh, NC

Mindsweat: Lulu Lemon Book Club - Daring Greatly  (book club)
05/13/2013, 06:30 pm
Parnassus Books
Nashville, TN

Sallie Bissell author of Music of Ghosts  (author appearance)
Sallie Bissell
05/13/2013, 06:00 pm
Union Avenue Books
Knoxville, TN

Author in the Shop!- Erin Hunter  (author appearance)
Erin Hunter
05/13/2013, 04:00 pm
bbgb
Richmond, VA

Julia Reed: But Mama Always Put Vodka in Her Sangria!: Adventures in Eating, Drinking, and Making Merry  (author appearance)
Julia Reed
05/13/2013, 05:30 pm
Garden District Book Shop
New Orleans, LA

Writing With Intent  (writers group)
05/13/2013, 06:30 pm
Charis Books & More
Atlanta, GA

Rachel Hawkins -- School Spirits  (author appearance)
Rachel Hawkins
05/13/2013, 07:00 pm
Books & Books Inc
Coral Gables, FL

Marianne Cusato -- The Just Right Home  (author appearance)
Marianne Cusato
05/13/2013, 08:00 pm
Books & Books Inc
Coral Gables, FL

Sallie Bissell author of Music of Ghosts  (author appearance)
Sallie Bissell
05/13/2013, 06:00 pm
Union Avenue Books
Knoxville, TN

10:00am Morning Book Club  (book club)
05/13/2013, 10:00 am
Bayou Book Company
Niceville, FL

6:00pm Evening Book Club  (book club)
05/13/2013, 06:00 pm
Bayou Book Company
Niceville, FL

ZEN TEACHER CHERI HUBER and her co-author present new book  (author appearance)
Cheri Huber
05/13/2013, 07:00 pm
Malaprop's Bookstore/Cafe
Asheville, NC

Happy Hour Book Club  (book club)
05/14/2013, 05:30 pm
Curiosity Shop Bookstore
Murphy, NC

Carol Peppe Hewitt shares Financing Our Foodshed  (author appearance)
Carol Peppe Hewitt
05/14/2013, 07:30 pm
Quail Ridge Books & Music
Raleigh, NC

Elaine Neill Orr Author, A Different Sun  (author appearance)
Elaine Neill Orr
05/14/2013, 06:30 pm
Hub City Bookshop
Spartanburg, SC

CHARLES MARTIN discusses and signs UNWRITTEN  (author appearance)
Charles Martin
05/14/2013, 07:00 pm
Inkwood Books
Tampa, FL

Black and White on the Rocks  (author appearance)
Michael Barnett
05/14/2013, 05:30 pm
Garden District Book Shop
New Orleans, LA

David Levithan & Andrea Cremer -- Invisibility  (author appearance)
David Levithan
05/14/2013, 07:00 pm
Books & Books Inc
Coral Gables, FL

A Different Sun: A Novel of Africa  (author appearance)
Elaine Neill Orr
05/14/2013, 04:30 pm
The Country Bookshop
Southern Pines, NC

Bobby Horton - Civil War Day  (other event) 05/14/2013, 04:00 pm
Alabama Booksmith
Birmingham, AL

STRESS EFFECTS & WHOLE-SELF HEALING WITH MICHELE FULLER  (other event) 05/14/2013, 07:00 pm
Malaprop's Bookstore/Cafe
Asheville, NC

Grant Llewellyn on Rite of Spring  (other event) 05/15/2013, 07:30 pm
Quail Ridge Books & Music
Raleigh, NC

FANCY NANCY Mobile Tour  (author appearance)
Robin Preiss Glasser
05/15/2013, 04:00 pm
Page & Palette
Fairhope, AL

Eve Olive  (author appearance)
Eve Olive
05/15/2013, 07:00 pm
Regulator Bookshop
durham, NC

Ophira Eisenberg - Screw Everyone: Sleeping My Way to Monogamy  (author appearance)
Ophira Eisenberg
05/15/2013, 07:00 pm
Park Road Books
Charlotte, NC

Sheri Joseph talks craft and reads from Where You Can Find Me  (author appearance)
Sheri Joseph
05/15/2013, 07:30 pm
Charis Books & More
Atlanta, GA

KIDS: Soman Chainani -- The School for Good & Evil  (author appearance)
Soman Chainani
05/15/2013, 06:00 pm
Books & Books Inc
Coral Gables, FL

Daniel Wallace - The Kings and Queens of Roam  (author appearance)
Daniel Wallace
05/15/2013, 04:00 pm
Alabama Booksmith
Birmingham, AL

BLUEPRINT YOUR BESTSELLER: ADVICE FOR WRITERS FROM STUART HORWITZ  (author appearance)
Stuart Horwitz
05/15/2013, 07:00 pm
Malaprop's Bookstore/Cafe
Asheville, NC

Book Your Lunch with Ann B. Ross (Tickets required)  (author appearance)
Ann B Ross
05/16/2013, 12:00 pm
Fiction Addiction
Greenville, SC

Peggy Payne & Carrie Knowles- Crazy Ladies Book Tour  (author appearance)
Carrie Knowles
05/16/2013, 07:00 pm
Regulator Bookshop
durham, NC

Denise Kiernan shares The Girls of Atomic City  (author appearance)
Denise Kiernan
05/16/2013, 07:30 pm
Quail Ridge Books & Music
Raleigh, NC

okraJill McCorkle -- Life After Life  (author appearance)
Jill McCorkle
05/16/2013, 05:30 pm
Garden District Book Shop
New Orleans, LA

S. Frederick Starr - UNE BELLE MAISON  (author appearance)
S. Frederick Starr
05/16/2013, 06:00 pm
Octavia Books
New Orleans, LA

May Book Club  (book club) 05/16/2013, 07:00 pm
Bound To Be Read Books
Atlanta, GA

Art Chat: Christy Gast in conversation with Thom Collins  (other event)
05/16/2013, 07:00 pm
Books & Books Inc
Coral Gables, FL

Writing for Excellence and Publication  (writers group) 05/16/2013, 05:45 pm
Barnhill's
Winston-Salem, NC

Gay Christian author JEFF CHU presents DOES JESUS REALLY LOVE ME?  (author appearance)
Jeff Chu
05/16/2013, 07:00 pm
Malaprop's Bookstore/Cafe
Asheville, NC

Emily Matchar discusses Homeward Bound: Why Women Are Embracing the New Domesticity  (author appearance)
Emily Matchar
05/16/2013, 07:00 pm
Flyleaf Books
Chapel Hill, NC

Stuart Horwitz  (author appearance)
Stuart Horwitz
05/17/2013, 07:30 pm
Quail Ridge Books & Music
Raleigh, NC

Dean King - Feud: The Hatfields and McCoys  (author appearance)
Dean King
05/17/2013, 07:00 pm
Park Road Books
Charlotte, NC

Larry Colton  (author appearance)
Larry Colton
05/17/2013, 06:00 pm
Page & Palette
Fairhope, AL

Harriet Hill & H'Yoanh Buonya - Escaping Viet Nam  (author appearance)
H'Yoanh Buonya
05/17/2013, 12:00 pm
Park Road Books
Charlotte, NC

Emily Matchar  (author appearance)
Emily Matchar
05/17/2013, 07:00 pm
Regulator Bookshop
durham, NC

JON BUCHAN PRESENTS HIS LEGAL DRAMA, CODE OF THE FOREST  (author appearance)
Jon Buchan
05/17/2013, 07:00 pm
Malaprop's Bookstore/Cafe
Asheville, NC

Raleigh Write to Publish  (writers group)
05/18/2013, 06:30 pm
Quail Ridge Books & Music
Raleigh, NC

Olson Huff - Why The Clown Wouldn't Smile  (author appearance)
Olson Huff
05/18/2013, 11:00 pm
Park Road Books
Charlotte, NC

Lauryn Marie Burks - My 100 Hands  (author appearance)
Lauryn Marie Burks
05/18/2013, 02:00 pm
Park Road Books
Charlotte, NC

Jeff Klinkenberg -- Alligators in B-Flat  (author appearance)
Jeff Klinkenberg
05/18/2013, 04:00 pm
Books & Books Inc
Coral Gables, FL

TEENS: Margaret Papillon -- The Legend of Quisqueya  (author appearance)
Margaret Papillon
05/18/2013, 05:00 pm
Books & Books Inc
Coral Gables, FL

Wendy Williams -- Ask Wendy  (author appearance)
Wendy Williams
05/18/2013, 07:00 pm
Books & Books Inc
Coral Gables, FL

Storytime: Origami Ninja with Jenny Maxwell  (other event)
05/18/2013, 10:30 pm
Books on Broad
Camden, SC

The Artful Parent- Jean Van’t Hul  (author appearance)
Jean Van’t Hul
05/18/2013, 07:00 pm
Regulator Bookshop
durham, NC

Aspiring Children's Book Creators  (writers group)
05/19/2013, 02:00 pm
Quail Ridge Books & Music
Raleigh, NC

Pat Davies - Wizard Jasper and the Wandering Princess  (author appearance)
Pat Davies
05/19/2013, 02:00 pm
Park Road Books
Charlotte, NC

TEENS: Alix Flinn -- Towering   (author appearance)
Alix Flinn
05/19/2013, 04:00 pm
Books & Books Inc
Coral Gables, FL

So you want to write a children's book...: A Workshop for Adults  (writers group)
05/19/2013, 02:00 pm
The Country Bookshop
Southern Pines, NC

Gail Godwin   (author appearance)
Gail Godwin
05/20/2013, 07:30 pm
Quail Ridge Books & Music
Raleigh, NC

Jonathan Evison  (author appearance)
Jonathan Evison
05/20/2013, 12:00 pm
Page & Palette
Fairhope, AL

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

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

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

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

Launch Event for The Guest House by Erika Marks  (author appearance)
Erika Marks
06/04/2013, 07:00 pm
Fountainhead Bookstore

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

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

okraKaren White- The Time Between  (author appearance)
Karen White
06/10/2013, 07:00 pm
Fountainhead Bookstore

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

 


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