{We are all born storytellers.}

In which Mr. Nic Pizzolatto assures us that we are all born storytellers, daffodils teach us about planting potatoes, Miss Lily Rain reads about the zombie apocalypse, and her ladyship, the editor, wishes she were mean and impressive.

January 12, 2014

Dearest Readers,

Last week, January 7, was the birthday of Zora Neale Hurston -- an important fact which many people were utterly ignorant of until they turned on their computers and saw Google’s “doodle” for that day. Her ladyship still remembers vividly her own introduction to Zora:

Zora Neale HurstonOnce upon a time, a long, long (looooong) time ago, when her ladyship was still young even if the world was not, she was spending an afternoon exploring the dusty shelves of an old used bookstore when she came across a postcard of a laughing black woman in a floppy straw hat and dusty dress. The caption under her photo said “I love myself when I am laughing . . . and then again when I am looking mean and impressive.” The woman’s smile, and the sentiment, appealed to me greatly. I became suddenly enamored of Zora Neale Hurston.

 

Mules and MenHer ladyship was rather late in her discovery, of course. Zora Neale Hurston’s reputation had been enjoying resurgence thanks to the enthusiasm of contemporary African American writers like Alice Walker and Toni Morrison—who tended to adore her—which is why there was even a postcard of her in a bookshop in the first place. And really, what’s not to adore? “Zora was funny, irreverent (she was the first to call the Harlem Renaissance literari the “niggerati”), good-looking, sexy.” writes Walker.

She was indeed. But her ladyship’s own personal interest might have ended with the postcard if it wasn’t for the fact that on the shelf next to it she found a slightly abused copy of Hurston’s ground-breaking book (although it would be decades before anyone realized just how ground-breaking it was) Mules and Men. It was a collection of black folk tales and “big old lies.”  Her ladyship had never read anything like them.

Every Tongue Got to ConfessSo this winter, her ladyship, the editor has been re-acquainting herself with the storytelling mastery of Zora Neale Hurston, in both Mules and Men, and the more recently released Every Tongue Got to Confess.  Cold rainy days are excellent for telling tall tales, and nobody tells them taller than Zora. She gives one mean and impressive story.

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Read mean and impressively, (and naturally, independently)!

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Lady Banks' Pick of the Week


Lady Banks' Commonplace Book (the garden journal)


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

Vegetable Gardening in the Southeast

Natural Gardening Signals

In these times of climate change and erratic, unpredictable weather, many scientists and gardeners are returning to the observation of nature as a guide to planting and predicting insect emergence. Phenology is the study of recurring plant and animal life cycles and their relationship to weather. Many historical figures, including Thomas Jefferson, recorded phenological observations that are being resurrected and used to understand how climate and weather have changed over the last century or more.

Plant and insect development is temperature dependent, not calendar dependent….So a gardenr who records bloom times, insect occurrences, and bird migrations and uses the concept of phenology has another important tool for success at their disposal. For example, if you plant your peas when the forsythia blooms, you risk losing a few plants to late frost but you will be in the ballpark.

Phenological Sign / Association
dandelions begin to bloom / sow beets and carrots
daffodils begin to bloom / plant potatoes
forsythia begins to bloom / sow peas
redbuds begin to bloom / expect flea beetles
lilacs in full bloom /   sow beans, squash and cucumbers
oak leaves the size of “squirrel ears”  / sow corn
foxgloves begin to bloom / bean beetle eggs hatch
fall dead nettle shoots emerge  / sow spinach

--Ira Wallace,  The Timber Press Guide to Vegetable Gardening in the Southeast (Timber Press, 2013) 9781604693713

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Book & Author Gossip

Their Eyes Were Watching GodRemembering Zora Neale Hurston

Hurston felt the creative urge from an early age, although in her autobiography, she recalled that she was "weighed down by a power I did not want." She read relentlessly and listened with great interest to the stories of the men and women gathered in the Eatonville general store. "It is one of the blessings of the world," she later wrote, "that few people see visions and dream dreams." 9780060838676

 

 

 

GalvestonHow did you become a storyteller?

We're all born storytellers. It's part of the species. But, more specifically, I suppose a particular combination of sensitivity and trauma made me a writer, an essential disquiet with reality, which required exploration through portrayal. 9781439166666

 

 

 

 

 

To Kill a MockingbirdImagine making $9000 a day from something you did 50 years ago

On Christmas morning in 1956, Harper found a small envelope under the tree with her name on it. Inside the envelop there was a note from Michael Brown and Joy Williams that said: "You have one year off from your job to write whatever you please. Merry Christmas." 9780446310789

 

 

 

 

 

William Alexander PercyThe World That Uncle Will Percy Made

As pleasant a place as its name implies, it still harbors all manner of fractious folk, including Texans and recent refugees from unlikely places like Korea and Michigan, all of whom have learned to get along tolerably well, better than most in fact, who watch LSU football and reruns of M*A*S*H, drink Dixie beer, and eat every sort of food imaginable, which is generally cooked in something called a roux.

 

 

 

This Dark Road to MerchWiley Cash wins Crook’s Corner Book Prize

“It’s just such a fine novel, period. But for it to be a first novel, I think it really knocks it out of the park,” says best-selling author Jill McCorkle, who picked the winning entry from a field of four finalists. “Also, I’m a sucker for a child narrator. I think it is hard to walk that line, but he never once fell off that tightrope.”

Also:  Wiley Cash’s brother talks about Wiley Cash (standing in front of a dumpster, I think).

 

 

The Invention of WingsIn An Age Of Slavery, Two Women Fight For Their 'Wings'

Kidd, author of the best-selling novel The Secret Life of Bees, grew up in Georgia in the '50s and '60s. As a white teenager, she watched as the civil rights movement played out around her. These experiences shaped her, and they still pull at her as a writer.  "I think it's part of my history. It is part of who I am," she says. "I can't explain exactly why it lives within me for so long and passionately. But race matters to me, racial equality matters to me, as does gender. There is something about these kinds of social injustices that go to the deep of me."

Return to Tradd StreetKaren White Releases Latest Tradd Street Novel

White started her first novel in 1996 “as a stay-at-home mom with two babies.” It took her three years to write that book “while the babies were napping.” She entered it in a contest; one of the judges was a literary agent from New York. That led to a contract with a small, now-defunct publishing house. “They paid me maybe grocery money,” White says. But it opened the door to her writing career.

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STARS Authors: Elizabeth O. Dulemba

STARSWhat 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.

Meet Elizabeth O. Dulemba

Elizabeth O. DulembaElizabeth O. Dulemba is an award-winning children's book author/illustrator with two dozen titles to her credit. She gives back to the community that supports her as Illustrator Coordinator for the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators (SCBWI) Southern Breeze region (Alabama, Georgia, Florida panhandle) and as a board member for the Georgia Center for the Book. She is a Visiting Associate Professor at Hollins University in the MFA in Children's Book Writing and Illustrating program. She also teaches writing and illustration at other venues and speaks regularly at schools, festivals, and events. Her latest picture books are LULA'S BREW (Xist Publishing) and THE 12 DAYS OF CHRISTMAS IN GEORGIA (Sterling). Her debut historical fiction mid-grade, A BIRD ON WATER STREET, will come out Spring 2014 (Little Pickle Press), for which she's lining up speaking engagements now (visit http://ABirdOnWaterStreet.com for details). Her "Coloring Page Tuesday" images (free to parents, teachers and librarians) garner around a million hits to her website annually with over 3,000 subscribers to her newsletter. Learn more at http://dulemba.com.

Elizabeth's Touring Schedule:

  • Georgia, Atlanta | 03/14/2014 to 03/16/2014
  • Georgia, Blue Ridge | 04/04/2014 to 04/05/2014
  • Georgia, Atlanta | 09/12/2014 to 09/14/2014
  • North Carolina, Brasstown | 12/03/2014 to 12/06/2014

Request Elizabeth for a book club or event

Elizabeth's Profile Page on STARS

A Bird on Water StreetA Bird on Water Street is a coming of age story about Jack, the son of a miner growing up in a Southern Appalachian town environmentally devastated by a century of poor copper-mining practices. After a tragic accident and a massive company layoff, the miners go on strike. When nature begins to flourish as a result, Jack fights to protect it, but the cost could be the ruin of everything he loves

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

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Bookstore Gossip

Parnassus, musing

Parnassus has launched what they call “our very own laid-back literary journal.”  Called Musing, it is a bookstore blog with author interviews, book recommendations, and the ubiquitous “more.”

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Parapalooza!
Willow Allen reads from Summoning the Mountains


Amy Allen reads from Summoning the Mountains

Summoning the Mountains

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Read This! Okra Picks & Recommended Reading from Lily Rain


Okra PicksFrom the Okra Picks

The Secret of Magic by Deborah Johnson
Amy Einhorn Books/Putnam, Hardcover, January
9780399157721

Read the first chapter!

The Invention of WingsIn 1946, a young female attorney from New York City attempts the impossible: attaining justice for a black man in the Deep South.

Regina Robichard works for Thurgood Marshall, who receives an unusual letter asking the NAACP to investigate the murder of a returning black war hero. It is signed by M. P. Calhoun, the most reclusive author in the country.

As a child, Regina was captivated by Calhoun's "The Secret of Magic," a novel in which white and black children played together in a magical forest.

 

 

Secret of MagicOnce down in Mississippi, Regina finds that nothing in the South is as it seems. She must navigate the muddy waters of racism, relationships, and her own tragic past. "The Secret of Magic" brilliantly explores the power of stories and those who tell them.

 

 

 

 

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Read This! Lily Rain's Recommendations

Because her ladyship, the editor, is a lady of…well, a certain age, she is perhaps not so well-versed in certain kinds of literature. She is, for example, somewhat clueless about that category of books called “young adult” -- a diverse genre that seems to encompass everything from animal stories to the zombie apocalypse.  So her ladyship turned to an expert, her young niece Lily, who reads voraciously and has very strong opinions about what makes a good story.

Specifically, she asked if Lily had any thoughts about which young adult books from the last year might be worthy of consideration for the SIBA Book Award.  She had plenty:

There have been so many wonderful Southern books published in 2013, especially within the Young Adult category-- my favorite! Over the next few weeks, I’m going to talk about some outstanding YA books that you may or may not be familiar with. From werewolves, time travel, young love, dark future worlds, to cancer survival and supernatural teens- we’ve seen it all this year. For the first set, we’re going to take a look at some of the hottest YA books from 2013, which take place in a not-so-pleasant future. Here are some notable YA dystopian stories, with a southern flare. . -- Lily

The EliteThe Book: The Elite: The Selection Series (book two)
Author: Kiera Cass
Published: April 2013
Category:
Dystopian, Science Fiction, Fantasy, Romance
9780062059949

Kiera Cass, a southern gal from South Carolina (currently living in Virginia), is the author behind The New York Times Bestselling series, “The Selection”. This dystopian story is like “The Hunger Games” meets “The Bachelor” meets [insert your favorite fairy tale]. It is set in a post WWWIII United States, where the people are ruled by a royal family and regimented by a prescribed caste system. The books follow 16 year old America Singer, who is chosen to participate in “The Selection”, a contest that includes 35 girls, competing to marry the prince. This series has it all; the dystopian setting, power plays, fierce competition and fairy tale love. It’s also part of the ever growing trend of books that are young adult with a crossover appeal to the adult audience. Released in 2012, the first book follows America through the beginning of “The Selection” process, which is complicated by her love for a boy who is in a caste beneath her, being forced to compete for a crown she doesn’t want and having to reconcile her feelings for the prince. Its wild popularity made the 2nd installment one of the most highly anticipated YA books of 2013. Picking up where the first book leaves off, the competition has been dwindled down to only six girls, “The Elite”. Tension is high at the castle; the rebels, determined to overthrow the monarchy, are growing more violent and the competition for the crown has become even fiercer. Time is running out and America must make a choice that will change her future forever. Equally as gripping as the first book, we can bet that the conclusion, which comes out this spring, will be one of the biggest YA books of 2014. 

The 5th WaveThe Book: The 5th Wave: The 5th wave Series (book one)
Author: Rick Yancey
Published: May 2013
Category:
Science Fiction, Aliens, Dystopian

Single-handedly one of 2013’s hottest YA books, “The 5th Wave” takes a unique spin on dystopia by bringing aliens into the mix. This is the first book in Rick Yancey’s “The 5th Wave Series”, and it’s madly entertaining! Another YA book with adult cross-over appeal, the story sets off after the first “4 waves” have occurred and the characters are now living in “The 5th Wave”. As the book describes, “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”. The book follows 16 year old Cassie, who is trying to rescue her little brother while also trying to survive. This thrilling story, which at times even gets a bit scary, has also been optioned for a movie by Sony Studios. Written by author Rick Yancey, a native Floridian and the author of two other critically acclaimed series: “The Extraordinary Adventures of Alfred Kropp”, for young readers, and “The Highly Effective Detective”, for adults. Both books are set in Knoxville, Tennessee, where Rick lived for ten years before returning to Florida. The 2nd installment of “The 5th Wave Series”, to be titled “The Infinite Sea”, is expected to be released September, 2014.

Endless NightThe Book: Endless Night: The Arcana Chronicles (book two)
Author: Kresley Cole
Published: May 2013
Category:
Paranormal Romance, Dystopian, Science Fiction
Setting: Louisiana
9781442436671

Kresley Cole combines paranormal fantasy and dystopia to bring us The New York Times Bestselling series, “The Arcana Chronicles”. Set in Louisiana, 16 year old Evie Green starts experiencing what she believes are horrifying hallucinations, but after an apocalyptic event decimates her hometown, she realizes she had actually been receiving visions of the future. Desperate for answers, she sets out on a quest with “bad boy” classmate Jack Deveaux, to find out the source of her visions. Along the way she learns that she’s not the only one with special powers and is actually part of an ancient prophesy being played out, where 22 teens have been chosen to reenact the ultimate battle between good and evil. Cole’s second installment “Endless Night”, which debuted at #5 on The New York Times bestseller list in May, 2013, takes readers even deeper into the dark world of Arcana. The story becomes grand, as an epic battle for mankind ensues and Evie must trust new allies against other Arcana, Bagmen zombies, post-apocalyptic storms, and cannibals. Although this story doesn’t have the same cross-over appeal as the first two on this list, it does have a bit of everything else; supernatural creatures, the apocalypse, an agonizing love story, a strong heroine and, potentially, the end of the world. The 3rd book in this series is expected out sometime in the fall of this year.

Other Considerations

A few other notable dystopian Young Adult books worth consideration for this year’s SIBA Book Awards include:

Sever“Sever”, the third and final book of Lauren DeStefano’s New York Times bestselling series, “The Chemical Garden Trilogy”. Set in Florida, this series takes place after a botched effort to create the perfect race left all males with a life span of 25 year and all females with a lifespan of 20- a “genetic time bomb” of sorts. Geneticist are seeking an antidote to restore the human race, but meanwhile poverty and violence have taken over and the main character, Rhine Ellery, becomes one of many girls who get kidnapped and sold as polygamist brides to bear more children. This gripping story follows 16 year old Rhine in her race against time. 9781442409095

Breaking Point“Breaking Point” is the 2nd installment of the exciting “Article 5 Series”, by Southern author Kristen Simmons. This story is more of your pure dystopian, which takes place after New York, Los Angeles, and Washington, D.C. have been abandoned, the Bill of Rights has been revoked and in its place is the “Moral Statutes”. There are no more police; instead soldiers. And there are no more trials or courts in place, rather people who get arrested don’t come back. The story follows 17 year old Ember Miller, who lives a rather simple life, until one day her mother gets arrested for breaking Article 5 of the Moral Statutes. The arresting officer is none other than the only boy Ember has ever loved. This is an action packed story that will keep you on the edge of your seat from beginning to end. The 3rd and final book of this series is expected to be published next month. 9780765329622

Dance of the Red Death“Dance of the Red Death”, by Kentucky author Bethany Griffin, is the final book in the “Masque of the Red Death Saga”. Inspired by the Edger Allen Poe classic, the story takes place after a devastating plague has decimated the population, and those who are left, live in fear of catching it as the city crumbles around them. The story follows seventeen-year-old Araby Worth who is haunted by the death of her twin brother Finn. Trying to forget the devastation that’s all around, Araby spends most of her nights attending club parties, where she ends up meeting Elliott, the reckless nephew of the mad Prince Prospero who controls the city, and Will, a boy who works at the Debauchery Club who is desperately trying to take care of his little brother and sister. These relationships wake her up from the numb acceptance she’d had of the world and she learns that she just might hold the key to saving countless lives. 9780062107824

More recommended reading from southern bookstores

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Southern Indie Bestsellers

For the week ending January 5, 2013. Books on the Southern Indie Bestseller List that are southern in nature or have been recently recommended by southern indie booksellers.

- 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 Goldfinch
Donna Tartt, Little Brown, $30, 9780316055437
2. Sycamore Row
John Grisham, Doubleday, $28.95, 9780385537131
3. The First Phone Call From Heaven
Mitch Albom, Harper, $24.99, 9780062294371
4. The Gods of Guilt
Michael Connelly, Little Brown, $28, 9780316069519
5. The Ocean at the End of the Lane
Neil Gaiman, Morrow, $25.99, 9780062255655
6. The All-Girl Filling Station's Last Reunion
Fannie Flagg, Random House, $27, 9781400065943
7. The Circle
Dave Eggers, Knopf, $27.95, 9780385351393
8. We Are Water
Wally Lamb, Harper, $29.99, 9780061941023
okra9. Guests on Earth
Lee Smith, Shannon Ravenel Books, $25.95, 9781616202538

10. The Good Lord Bird
James McBride, Riverhead, $27.95, 9781594486340
11. And the Mountains Echoed
Khaled Hosseini, Riverhead, $28.95, 9781594631764
12. The Luminaries
Eleanor Catton, Little Brown, $27, 9780316074315
13. The Lowland
Jhumpa Lahiri, Knopf, $27.95, 9780307265746
14. Dog Songs
Mary Oliver, Penguin Press, $26.95, 9781594204784
15. The Valley of Amazement
Amy Tan, Ecco, $29.99, 9780062107312

HARDCOVER NONFICTION

1. Things That Matter
Charles Krauthammer, Crown Forum, $28, 9780385349178
2. David and Goliath
Malcolm Gladwell, Little Brown, $29, 9780316204361
3. Everything I Need to Know I Learned From a Little Golden Book
Diane Muldrow, Golden Books, $9.99, 9780307977618
4. The Death of Santini
Pat Conroy, Nan A. Talese, $28.95, 9780385530903
5. Killing Jesus
Bill O'Reilly, Martin Dugard, Holt, $28, 9780805098549
6. The Bully Pulpit
Doris Kearns Goodwin, S&S, $40, 9781416547860
7. This Is the Story of a Happy Marriage
Ann Patchett, Harper, $27.99, 9780062236678
8. The Southerner's Handbook: A Guide to Living the Good Life
Garden & Gun Magazine, HarperWave, $27.99, 9780062242389
9. Grain Brain
David Perlmutter, Little Brown, $27, 9780316234801
10. Stitches
Anne Lamott, Riverhead, $17.95, 9781594632587
11. One Summer: America, 1927
Bill Bryson, Doubleday, $28.95, 9780767919401
12. George Washington's Secret Six
Brian Kilmeade, Don Yaeger, Sentinel, $27.95, 9781595231031
13. My Promised Land
Ari Shavit, Spiegel & Grau, $28, 9780385521703 
14. Financially Fearless
Alexa Von Tobel, Crown Business, $19.99, 9780385347617
15. Help, Thanks, Wow
Anne Lamott, Riverhead, $17.95, 9781594631290

PAPERBACK FICTION

1. Dear Life
Alice Munro, Vintage, $15.95, 9780307743725
2. Where'd You Go, Bernadette
Maria Semple, Back Bay, $14.99, 9780316204262
3. The Aviator's Wife
Melanie Benjamin, Bantam, $15, 9780345528681
4. Me Before You
Jojo Moyes, Penguin, $16, 9780143124542
5. The Dinner
Herman Koch, Hogarth, $14, 9780385346856
6. The Art Forger
B.A. Shapiro, Algonquin, $14.95, 9781616203160
7. The Light Between Oceans
M.L. Stedman, Scribner, $16, 9781451681758
8. The Golem and the Jinni
Helene Wecker, Harper Perennial, $15.99, 9780062110848
9. The Round House
Louise Erdrich, Harper Perennial, $15.99, 9780062065254
10. The Silent Wife
A.S.A. Harrison, Penguin, $16, 9780143123231
okra11. Life After Life
Jill McCorkle, Shannon Ravenel Books, $14.95, 9781616203221

12. The Great Gatsby
F.Scott Fitzgerald, Scribner, $15, 9781451689433
13. Mr. Penumbra's 24-Hour Bookstore
Robin Sloan, Picador, $15, 9781250037756
14. Flight Behavior
Barbara Kingsolver, Harper Perennial, $16.99, 9780062124272
15. The Orphan Master's Son
Adam Johnson, Random House, $15, 9780812982626

TRADE PAPERBACK NONFICTION

1. Hyperbole and a Half
Allie Brosh, Touchstone, $17.99, 9781451666175
2. Quiet
Susan Cain, Broadway, $16, 9780307352156
3. Orange Is the New Black
Piper Kerman, Spiegel & Grau, $16, 9780812986181
4. Unlikely Loves
Jennifer S. Holland, Workman, $13.95, 9780761174424
5. Outliers
Malcolm Gladwell, Back Bay, $16.99, 9780316017930
6. Brain on Fire
Susannah Cahalan, S&S, $16, 9781451621389
7. Dog Shaming
Pascale Lemire, Three Rivers Press, $15, 9780385349345
8. The World Almanac and Book of Facts
Sarah Janssen (Ed.), World Almanac, $13.99, 9781600571824
9. The Old Farmer's Almanac 2014
Old Farmer's Almanac, $7.95, 9781571986030
10. The Wolf of Wall Street
Jordan Belfort, Bantam, $16, 9780553384772
11. Unfathomable City: A New Orleans Atlas
Rebecca Solnit, Rebecca Snedeker, University of California Press, $29.95, 9780520274044
12. The Monuments Men
Robert M. Edsel, Back Bay, $17, 9780316240055
13. Wreck This Journal
Keri Smith, Perigee, $15, 9780399161940
14. The Devil in the White City
Erik Larson, Vintage, $16, 9780375725609
15. Long Walk to Freedom
Nelson Mandela, Back Bay, $18, 9780316323543

MASS MARKET

1. A Game of Thrones
George R.R. Martin, Bantam, $9.99, 9780553593716
2. A Dance With Dragons
George R.R. Martin, Bantam, $9.99, 9780553582017
3. Ender's Game
Orson Scott Card, Tor, $7.99, 9780765370624
4. The Catcher in the Rye
J.D. Salinger, Little Brown, $6.99, 9780316769488
5. 1984
George Orwell, Signet, $9.99, 9780451524935
6. A Clash of Kings
George R.R. Martin, Bantam, $9.99, 9780345535429
7. A Storm of Swords
George R.R. Martin, Bantam, $9.99, 9780345543981
8. Slaughterhouse-Five
Kurt Vonnegut, Laurel Leaf, $7.99, 9780440180296
9. A Feast for Crows
George R.R. Martin, Bantam, $9.99, 9780553582024
10. The Racketeer
John Grisham, Dell, $9.99, 9780345530578

CHILDREN'S ILLUSTRATED

1. The Day the Crayons Quit
Drew Daywalt, Oliver Jeffers (Illus.), Philomel, $17.99, 9780399255373
2. Pete the Cat and His Magic Sunglasses
James Dean, Kimberly Dean, Harper, $17.99, 9780062275561
3. Goodnight Moon
Margaret Wise Brown, Clement Hurd (Illus.), Harper, $8.99, 9780694003617
4. What Does the Fox Say?
Ylvis, Svein Nyhus (Illus.), Simon & Schuster, $17.99, 9781481422239
5. Good Night, Gorilla
Peggy Rathmann, Putnam, $7.99, 9780399230035
6. Barnyard Dance!
Sandra Boynton, Workman, $6.95, 9781563054426
7. Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See?
Bill Martin, Eric Carle (Illus.), Holt, $7.95, 9780805047905
8. Journey
Aaron Becker, Candlewick, $15.99, 9780763660536
9. Pat the Bunny
Dorothy Kunhardt, Golden, $9.99, 9780307120007
10. The Very Hungry Caterpillar
Eric Carle, Putnam, $10.99, 9780399226908

CHILDREN'S INTEREST

1. The Book Thief
Markus Zusak, Knopf, $12.99, 9780385754729
2. The Fault in Our Stars
John Green, Dutton, $17.99, 9780525478812
3. Looking for Alaska
John Green, Speak, $9.99, 9780142402511
4. Wonder
R.J. Palacio, Knopf, $15.99, 9780375869020
5. Paper Towns
John Green, Speak, $9.99, 9780142414934
6. Fortunately, the Milk
Neil Gaiman, Skottie Young (Illus.), Harper, $14.99, 9780062224071
7. Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children
Ransom Riggs, Quirk, $10.99, 9781594746031
8. Will Grayson, Will Grayson
John Green, David Levithan, Speak, $9.99, 9780142418475
9. An Abundance of Katherines
John Green, Speak, $9.99, 9780142410707
10. Out of My Mind
Sharon M. Draper, Atheneum, $7.99, 9781416971719

CHILDREN'S FICTION SERIES TITLES

1. Divergent
Veronica Roth, Katherine Tegen Books, $9.99, 9780062024039
2. Allegiant
(Divergent, #3) Veronica Roth, Katherine Tegen Books, $19.99, 9780062024060
3. Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Hard Luck
Jeff Kinney, Amulet, $13.95, 9781419711329
4. Insurgent (Divergent, #2)
Veronica Roth, Katherine Tegen Books, $17.99, 9780062024046
5. Catching Fire (The Second Book of the Hunger Games)
Suzanne Collins, Scholastic, $12.99, 9780545586177
6. The Hunger Games
Suzanne Collins, Scholastic, $12.99, 9780545425117
7. Mockingjay (The Final Book of the Hunger Games)
Suzanne Collins, Scholastic, $18.99, 9780439023511
8. The Lightning Thief (Percy Jackson and the Olympians, Book 1)
Rick Riordan, Hyperion, $7.99, 9781423134947
9. City of Ashes (Mortal Instruments, #2)
Cassandra Clare, Margaret K. McElderry Books, $12.99, 9781416972242
10. The House of Hades (The Heroes of Olympus, Book Four)
Rick Riordan, Hyperion, $19.99, 9781423146728

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In This Issue

Special to the
Southern List

(Books that appear on the Southern list, but not the national list); Click on a book to purchase from a great indie bookstore! See the full Southern Indie Bestseller list here.
The All-Girl Filling Station's Last Reunion
We Are Water
Guests on Earth
The Death of Santini
The Southerner's Handbook: A Guide to Living the Good Life
George Washington's Secret Six
Financially Fearless
Help, Thanks, Wow
The Art Forger
The Silent Wife
Life After Life
The Great Gatsby
The Wolf of Wall Street
Unfathomable City: A New Orleans Atlas
The Monuments Men
The Devil in the White City
Slaughterhouse-Five
Pete the Cat and His Magic Sunglasses
Barnyard Dance!
Will Grayson, Will Grayson
Out of My Mind


Author Readings


Events at Southen Indie Bookstores

Stories & Sweets With Suzanne Woods Fisher  (author appearance)
Suzanne Woods Fisher
01/20/2014, 07:00 pm
Fiction Addiction
Greenville, SC

okraDeborah Johnson - The Secret of Magic  (author appearance)
Deborah Johnson
01/22/2014, 04:00 pm
Alabama Booksmith
Birmingham, AL

Lionel Vatinet - A Passion for Bread  (author appearance)
Lionel Vatinet
01/25/2014, 04:00 pm
Alabama Booksmith
Birmingham, AL

James Scott - The Kept  (author appearance)
James Scott
01/30/2014, 05:00 pm
Alabama Booksmith
Birmingham, AL

okraWiley Cash -This Dark Road To Mercy  (author appearance)
Wiley Cash
02/10/2014, 04:00 pm
Alabama Booksmith
Birmingham, AL

Okey Ndibe  (author appearance)
Okey Ndibe
01/18/2014, 03:00 pm
Quail Ridge Books & Music
Raleigh, NC

Cholesterol Clarity: What the HDL is Wrong With My Numbers?  (author appearance)
Jimmy Moore
01/19/2014, 03:00 pm
Quail Ridge Books & Music
Raleigh, NC

okraWiley Cash THIS DARK ROAD TO MERCY  (author appearance)
Wiley Cash
02/07/2014, 05:00 pm
The Country Bookshop
Southern Pines, NC

Short Story Contest reading  (other event)
01/18/2014, 05:30 pm
Fountainhead Bookstore

Author event: Chuck Adkins - Selling Your Home in 45 Days or Less  (author appearance)
Chuck Adkins
01/18/2014, 11:00 am
Park Road Books
Charlotte, NC

Okey Ndibe – Foreign Gods, Inc.  (author appearance)
Okey Ndibe
01/18/2014, 11:00 am
McIntyre's Fine Books
Pittsboro, NC

McIntyre's Books Author Events Dr. Eric Westman and Jimmy Moore – Cholesterol Clarity: What The HDL Is Wrong With My Numbers?  (author appearance)
Jimmy Moore
01/18/2014, 02:00 pm
McIntyre's Fine Books
Pittsboro, NC

okraMcIntyre's Books Author Events Barbara Claypole White – The In-Between Hour  (author appearance)
Barbara Claypole White
01/25/2014, 11:00 am
McIntyre's Fine Books
Pittsboro, NC

The Memoir of a Wine Maker  (author appearance)
Lisa Ezzard
01/18/2014, 06:30 pm
City Lights Bookstore
Sylva, NC

Tami Rasmussen’s Appalachian Mystery  (author appearance)
Tami Rasmussen
01/25/2014, 03:00 pm
City Lights Bookstore
Sylva, NC

okraHave Lunch with Wiley Cash  (author appearance)
Wiley Cash
01/31/2014, 12:00 pm
Blue Ridge Books

Book Club Bash!  (book club)
01/21/2014, 06:00 pm
Blue Ridge Books

Drew Perry  (author appearance)
Drew Perry
01/20/2014, 12:00 pm
Page & Palette
Fairhope, AL

David Bridges  (author appearance)
David Bridges
01/22/2014, 02:00 pm
Page & Palette
Fairhope, AL

okraDeborah Johnson  (author appearance)
Deborah Johnson
01/24/2014, 12:00 pm
Page & Palette
Fairhope, AL

William Woodson In-Store Signing  (author appearance)
William Woodson
01/18/2014, 02:00 pm
Fiction Addiction
Greenville, SC

Stories & Sweets With Elizabeth Michels and Christy English  (author appearance)
Elizabeth Michels
02/08/2014, 02:00 pm
Fiction Addiction
Greenville, SC

Author Bob Lee  (author appearance)
Bob Lee
01/18/2014, 02:00 pm
Copperfish Books

Author Artis Henderson  (author appearance)
Artis Henderson
01/22/2014, 06:00 pm
Copperfish Books

John Katzenbach - Red 1-2-3  (author appearance)
John Katzenbach
01/18/2014, 05:00 pm
Books & Books

Brad Meltzer - I am Amelia Earhart & I am Abraham Lincoln  (author appearance)
Brad Meltzer
01/18/2014, 07:00 pm
Books & Books

OPEN MIC POETRY NIGHT  (other event)
01/19/2014, 07:00 pm
Books & Books

Joan Canner - Sand in My Suit: My Early Years in Miami  (author appearance)
Joan Canner
01/20/2014, 06:30 pm
Books & Books

Tim Federle - Tequila Mockingbird: Cocktails with a Literary Twist  (author appearance)
Tim Federle
01/20/2014, 08:00 pm
Books & Books

Okey Ndibe -- Foreign Gods, Inc.  (author appearance)
Okey Ndibe
01/21/2014, 06:30 pm
Books & Books

David Menasche -- The Priority List   (author appearance)
David Menasche
01/21/2014, 08:00 pm
Books & Books

City Reads for City Wrights  (other event)
01/22/2014, 06:30 pm
Books & Books

City Reads for City Wrights  (other event)
01/22/2014, 06:30 pm
Books & Books

David Ikard -- Blinded by the Whites: Why Race Still Matters in 21st Century America  (author appearance)
David Ikard
01/22/2014, 08:00 pm
Books & Books

Ishmael Beah -- Radiance of Tomorrow   (author appearance)
Ishmael Beah
01/23/2014, 08:00 pm
Books & Books

Anna French -- A Pinch, A Dash, and a Pocketful of Cash   (author appearance)
Anna French
01/24/2014, 06:30 pm
Books & Books

Spanish: Eduard Reboll - Revista Nagari  (author appearance)
Eduard Reboll
01/24/2014, 08:00 pm
Books & Books

Dale Engelson Sessa - And All the Queen's Men  (author appearance)
Dale Engelson Sessa
01/25/2014, 07:00 pm
Books & Books

Laurie Friedman - Can You Say Catastrophe?  (author appearance)
Laurie Friedman
01/26/2014, 02:00 pm
Books & Books

Clint Hill & Lisa McCubbin - Five Days in November  (author appearance)
Clint Hill
01/27/2014, 08:00 pm
Books & Books

An Evening with Arthur and Pauline Frommer  (other event)
01/28/2014, 06:30 pm
Books & Books

Brian Bandell - Mute  (author appearance)
Brian Bandell
01/28/2014, 08:00 pm
Books & Books

Joe Nelms - The Last Time I Died  (author appearance)
Joe Nelms
01/29/2014, 06:30 pm
Books & Books

Edwidge Danticat -- Haiti Noir 2: The Classics  (author appearance)
Edwidge Danticat
01/29/2014, 08:00 pm
Books & Books

Alexis Valdés - Con todo mi humor  (author appearance)
01/30/2014, 06:30 pm
Books & Books

Allan Greenberg - Allan Greenberg: Classical Architect  (author appearance)
Allan Greenberg
01/30/2014, 08:00 pm
Books & Books

Alastair Gordon & Christopher Rawlins - Fire Island Modernist  (author appearance)
Alastair Gordon
01/31/2014, 08:00 pm
Books & Books

Isabel Allende - Ripper - Miami Dade College, Wolfson Campus - Chapman Conference Cente  (author appearance)
Isabel Allende
02/01/2014, 07:00 pm
Books & Books

Poetry Local Mic  (other event)
01/19/2014, 02:00 pm
Bookstore1Sarasota
Sarasota, FL

Sunday Sleuths  (book club)
01/19/2014, 03:00 pm
Murder on the Beach Mystery Bookstore
Delray Beach, FL

Book Club  (book club)
01/21/2014, 06:30 pm
Oxford Exchange
Tampa, FL

BRAD MELTZER presents I Am Abraham Lincoln and I Am Amelia Earhart  (author appearance)
Brad Meltzer
01/19/2014, 02:00 pm
Vero Beach Book Center
Vero Beach, FL

JAMES SHEEHAN presents The Alligator Man: A Novel  (author appearance)
James Sheehan
01/20/2014, 07:00 pm
Vero Beach Book Center
Vero Beach, FL

Jayne Anne Phillips Book Signing -Quiet Dell  (author appearance)
Jayne Anne Phillips
01/22/2014, 06:00 pm
A Cappella Books
Atlanta, GA

Ishmael Beah Book Signing  (author appearance)
Ishmael Beah
01/22/2014, 07:00 pm
A Cappella Books
Atlanta, GA

An Evening with Malcolm Gladwell  (author appearance)
Malcolm Gladwell
01/29/2014, 08:00 pm
A Cappella Books
Atlanta, GA

James Scott Book Signing  (author appearance)
James Scott
02/01/2014, 02:00 pm
A Cappella Books
Atlanta, GA

Meet Author Laurie Halse Anderson  (author appearance)
Laurie Halse Anderson
01/18/2014, 02:00 pm
Avid Bookshop
Athens, GA

Bowen Craig Book Launch for HITCHHIKING WITH SALMON  (author appearance)
Bowen Craig
01/25/2014, 06:30 pm
Avid Bookshop
Athens, GA

Mini Writing Workshop with Author Jessica Handler  (writers group)
01/27/2014, 07:00 pm
Avid Bookshop
Athens, GA

Warrior Mother: Fierce Love, Unbearable Loss and Rituals that Heal: an evening with Sheila K. Collins  (author appearance)
Sheila K. Collins
01/22/2014, 07:30 pm
Charis Books & More
Atlanta, GA

An Evening of Femme Literary Fabulousness Featuring: Miel Rose, Kathleen Delaney-Adams, & Francis Varian with special guests Adriana Chiknas & Asha Le  (other event)
01/23/2014, 07:30 pm
Charis Books & More
Atlanta, GA

Writing With Intent: Regaining Focus and Prioritizing Your Writing  (writers group)
01/27/2014, 06:30 pm
Charis Books & More
Atlanta, GA

You Gotta Read This: A Literature Roundtable on the "Beloved Community" with Kung Li, Susana Morris, and Elizabeth Anderso  (other event)
01/30/2014, 07:30 pm
Charis Books & More
Atlanta, GA

Carrie Vaughn signs Dreams of the Golden Age  (author appearance)
Carrie Vaughn
01/18/2014, 01:00 pm
Eagle Eye Bookshop

St. John's Lutheran Church Book Club  (book club)
01/20/2014, 07:00 pm
Eagle Eye Bookshop

WENDY WEBB, THE VANISHING  (author appearance)
Wendy Webb
01/28/2014, 06:30 pm
FoxTale Book Shoppe
Woodstock, GA

Katie Wainwright: The Azaleas  (author appearance)
Katie Wainwright
01/18/2014, 01:00 pm
Garden District Book Shop
New Orleans, LA

okraThe Secret of Magic by Deborah Johnson  (author appearance)
Deborah Johnson
01/23/2014, 05:00 pm
Lemuria Books
JACKSON, MS

okraThe Last Days of California by Mary Miller  (author appearance)
Mary Miller
01/30/2014, 05:00 pm
Lemuria Books
JACKSON, MS

Hank Shaw signs DUCK, DUCK, GOOSE at City Grocery  (author appearance)
Hank Shaw
01/21/2014, 05:00 pm
Square Books
Oxford, MS

okraDeborah Johnson signs THE SECRET OF MAGIC  (author appearance)
Deborah Johnson
01/27/2014, 05:00 pm
Square Books
Oxford, MS

Mary Miller signs THE LAST DAYS OF CALIFORNIA  (author appearance)
Mary Miller
01/29/2014, 05:00 pm
Square Books
Oxford, MS

Jessica Handler signs BRAVING THE FIRE  (author appearance)
Jessica Handler
01/31/2014, 05:00 pm
Square Books
Oxford, MS

Saturday Story Time  (other event)
01/18/2014, 10:30 am
Parnassus Books
Nashville, TN

Author event with Okey Ndibe - Author of Arrows of Rain  (author appearance)
Okey Ndibe
01/19/2014, 02:00 pm
Parnassus Books
Nashville, TN

Wendy Webb reads from her new thriller The Vanishing  (author appearance)
Wendy Webb
02/01/2014, 11:00 am
Flyleaf Books
Chapel Hill, NC

okraWiley Cash discusses his new novel This Dark Road to Mercy  (author appearance)
Wiley Cash
02/04/2014, 07:00 pm
Flyleaf Books
Chapel Hill, NC

(Family-friendly) improv show presented by the NC Comedy Arts Festival  (other event)
02/08/2014, 03:00 pm
Flyleaf Books
Chapel Hill, NC

Flyleaf, UNC Program in the Humanities and NC Comedy Arts Festival Present: Adult Spelling Bee Part III!  (other event)
02/10/2014, 06:30 pm
Flyleaf Books
Chapel Hill, NC

Carla Buckley discusses her new mystery The Deepest Secret  (author appearance)
Carla Buckley
02/18/2014, 07:00 pm
Flyleaf Books
Chapel Hill, NC

TALK WITH HUMANIST GRETA CHRISTINA  (author appearance)
Greta Christina
01/18/2014, 10:00 am
Malaprop's Bookstore/Cafe
Asheville, NC

FAITH HUNTER READING & SIGNING  (author appearance)
Faith Hunter
01/18/2014, 07:00 pm
Malaprop's Bookstore/Cafe
Asheville, NC

okraWRITERS AT HOME WITH TOMMY HAYS  (other event)
01/19/2014, 03:00 pm
Malaprop's Bookstore/Cafe
Asheville, NC

COMIX CLUB - Hypernaturals vol.1  (book club)
01/21/2014, 07:00 pm
Malaprop's Bookstore/Cafe
Asheville, NC

SARAH ADDISON ALLEN Reading & Signing  (author appearance)
Sarah Addison Allen
01/24/2014, 07:00 pm
Malaprop's Bookstore/Cafe
Asheville, NC

LUCY DANIELS  (author appearance)
01/26/2014, 03:00 pm
Malaprop's Bookstore/Cafe
Asheville, NC

JAMES SCOTT  (author appearance)
James Scott
01/28/2014, 07:00 pm
Malaprop's Bookstore/Cafe
Asheville, NC

JEANIENE FROST  (author appearance)
Jeaniene Frost
01/29/2014, 07:00 pm
Malaprop's Bookstore/Cafe
Asheville, NC

STEVE VINAY GUNTHER DISCUSSION & SIGNING  (author appearance)
Steve Vinay Gunther
01/30/2014, 07:00 pm
Malaprop's Bookstore/Cafe
Asheville, NC

okraWILEY CASH Reading & Signing  (author appearance)
Wiley Cash
01/31/2014, 07:00 pm
Malaprop's Bookstore/Cafe
Asheville, NC

WENDY WEBB  (author appearance)
Wendy Webb
02/01/2014, 07:00 pm
Malaprop's Bookstore/Cafe
Asheville, NC

Sarah Addison Allen – Lost Lake  (author appearance)
Sarah Addison Allen
01/25/2014, 02:00 pm
McIntyre's Fine Books
Pittsboro, NC

okraWiley Cash – This Dark Road to Mercy  (author appearance)
Wiley Cash
02/08/2014, 11:00 am
McIntyre's Fine Books
Pittsboro, NC

Joshua Zeitz – Lincoln’s Boys: John Hay, John Nicolay, and the War for Lincoln’s Image  (author appearance)
Joshua Zeitz
02/08/2014, 02:00 pm
McIntyre's Fine Books
Pittsboro, NC

Carla Buckley – The Deepest Secret  (author appearance)
Carla Buckley
02/15/2014, 11:00 am
McIntyre's Fine Books
Pittsboro, NC

Sarah Addison Allen  (author appearance)
Sarah Addison Allen
01/22/2014, 07:30 pm
Quail Ridge Books & Music
Raleigh, NC

Buried Memories: Katie Beers' Story  (author appearance)
Katie Beers
01/24/2014, 07:30 pm
Quail Ridge Books & Music
Raleigh, NC

okraElizabeth Spencer  (author appearance)
Elizabeth Spencer
01/26/2014, 03:00 pm
Quail Ridge Books & Music
Raleigh, NC

Daniel Stashower- The Hour of Peril: The Secret Plot to Murder Lincoln Before the Civil War  (author appearance)
Daniel Stashower
01/29/2014, 07:30 pm
Quail Ridge Books & Music
Raleigh, NC

Rilla Askew and Timothy O'Grady Readings  (author appearance)
Rilla Askew
01/23/2014, 07:00 pm
Nightbird Books
Fayetteville, AR

SciFi Book Club  (book club)
01/27/2014, 07:00 pm
Nightbird Books
Fayetteville, AR

okraBeth Ann Fennelly and Tom Franklin Reading  (author appearance)
Beth Ann Fennelly
01/31/2014, 06:30 pm
Nightbird Books
Fayetteville, AR

Author event: Snowden Wright - Play Pretty Blues  (author appearance)
Snowden Wright
01/19/2014, 02:00 pm
Park Road Books
Charlotte, NC

Author event: Drew Perry - Kids These Days  (author appearance)
Drew Perry
01/23/2014, 07:00 pm
Park Road Books
Charlotte, NC

Author event: Tara Egan - Better Behavior for Ages 2-10  (author appearance)
Tara Egan
01/25/2014, 11:00 am
Park Road Books
Charlotte, NC

Author event: Lucy Daniels - Walking With Moonshine  (author appearance)
Lucy Daniels
01/25/2014, 02:00 pm
Park Road Books
Charlotte, NC

Author event: Lisa Zerkle - Heart of the Light  (author appearance)
Lisa Zerkle
01/26/2014, 02:00 pm
Park Road Books
Charlotte, NC

PRB Foodie Book Club - Best Food Writing 2013 ed. by Holly Hughes  (book club)
01/28/2014, 07:00 pm
Park Road Books
Charlotte, NC

okraAuthor event: Wiley Cash - This Dark Road to Mercy  (author appearance)
Wiley Cash
01/29/2014, 07:00 pm
Park Road Books
Charlotte, NC

Author event: Wendy Webb - The Vanishing  (author appearance)
Wendy Webb
01/30/2014, 07:00 pm
Park Road Books
Charlotte, NC

Special travel presentation: Pauline Frommer of Frommer's Guidebooks  (other event)
01/31/2014, 07:00 pm
Park Road Books
Charlotte, NC

Great Durham Pun Championship!  (other event)
02/11/2014, 07:00 pm
Regulator Bookshop
durham, NC

Battle This Book Gala  (other event)
01/26/2014, 03:00 pm
Little Shop of Stories
Decatur, GA

James Underwood, Author, Deadly Censorship  (author appearance)
James Underwood
01/24/2014, 11:00 am
Litchfield Books
Pawleys Island, SC

okraTommy Hays, Author, What I Came to Tell You  (author appearance)
Tommy Hays
01/31/2014, 11:00 am
Litchfield Books
Pawleys Island, SC

Satch Krantz, Author, Riverbanks Zoo and Garden  (author appearance)
Satch Krantz
02/07/2014, 11:00 am
Litchfield Books
Pawleys Island, SC

Cokie Roberts, Author, Founding Mothers  (author appearance)
Cokie Roberts
02/15/2014, 11:00 am
Litchfield Books
Pawleys Island, SC

Carla Buckley, Author, The Deepest Secret  (author appearance)
Carla Buckley
02/21/2014, 11:00 am
Litchfield Books
Pawleys Island, SC

Mac McAlister, Author, The Lumber Boom  (author appearance)
Mac McAlister
02/28/2014, 11:00 am
Litchfield Books
Pawleys Island, SC

Tom Eamon  (author appearance)
Tom Eamon
01/23/2014, 07:00 pm
Regulator Bookshop
durham, NC

Marie Hammond  (author appearance)
Marie Hammond
01/30/2014, 07:00 pm
Regulator Bookshop
durham, NC

okraElizabeth Spencer discusses her short story collection Starting Over (with an introduction by Lee Smith and Allan Gurganus)  (author appearance)
Elizabeth Spencer
01/19/2014, 03:00 pm
Flyleaf Books
Chapel Hill, NC

Drew Perry discusses his novel Kids These Days  (author appearance)
Drew Perry
01/21/2014, 07:00 pm
Flyleaf Books
Chapel Hill, NC

Pre-School Storytime  (other event)
01/23/2014, 10:30 am
Flyleaf Books
Chapel Hill, NC

Pre-School Storytime  (other event)
01/30/2014, 10:30 am
Flyleaf Books
Chapel Hill, NC

Poetry Local/Mic  (other event)
Linda Albert Gabrielle Lennon
01/19/2014, 02:00 pm
Bookstore1Sarasota
Sarasota, FL

Author Appearance  (author appearance)
Patricia Averbach
01/23/2014, 06:00 pm
Bookstore1Sarasota
Sarasota, FL

Author Appearance  (author appearance)
M.P. Manilla
01/26/2014, 02:00 pm
Bookstore1Sarasota
Sarasota, FL

Author Appearance  (author appearance)
Lynn Waddell
01/28/2014, 06:00 pm
Bookstore1Sarasota
Sarasota, FL

Author Appearance  (author appearance)
Alexis Orgera
01/30/2014, 06:00 pm
Bookstore1Sarasota
Sarasota, FL

Contemporary Poetry Book Club  (book club)
Jim Daniels
01/19/2014, 05:00 pm
Bookstore1Sarasota
Sarasota, FL

Alexis Orgera's Mix Tape Poetry Book Club  (book club)
Czeslaw Milosz
01/21/2014, 07:00 pm
Bookstore1Sarasota
Sarasota, FL

Barry's Book Club  (book club)
Theo Coster
01/22/2014, 07:00 pm
Bookstore1Sarasota
Sarasota, FL

Book Study Club  (book club)
Jared Diamond
01/29/2014, 07:00 pm
Bookstore1Sarasota
Sarasota, FL

A History of the Chattooga River  (author appearance)
Laura Ann Garren
02/01/2014, 02:00 pm
City Lights Bookstore
Sylva, NC

YA Panel Discussion and Book Signing  (author appearance)
Megan Shepherd
02/08/2014, 03:00 pm
City Lights Bookstore
Sylva, NC

Date Night at City Lights: Wine, Chocolate and Books  (author appearance)
Martha Ezzard
02/14/2014, 06:30 pm
City Lights Bookstore
Sylva, NC

NCPS Reading Series  (other event)
01/26/2014, 02:00 pm
McIntyre's Fine Books
Pittsboro, NC

1st in Series Book Club: Spirit Animals  (book club)
01/29/2014, 05:00 pm
Spellbound Children's Bookshop
Asheville, NC

David McAdams GAME-CHANGER  (author appearance)
David McAdams
02/02/2014, 02:00 pm
The Country Bookshop
Southern Pines, NC

okraBarbara Claypole White: THE IN-BETWEEN   (author appearance)
Barbara Claypole White
02/13/2014, 05:00 pm
The Country Bookshop
Southern Pines, NC

David Bridges  (author appearance)
David Bridges
02/18/2014, 05:30 pm
Fountainhead Bookstore

Four Poems and a Party  (other event)
02/01/2014, 01:00 pm
Barnhill's
Winston-Salem, NC

Storytime with Urban Forester Liz Gilland  (other event)
01/18/2014, 10:30 am
Books on Broad
Camden, SC

Storytime with Mary Hay Gantt  (other event)
01/25/2014, 10:30 am
Books on Broad
Camden, SC

Dr. Robert Kiger presents The Wizard: A Man History Almost Forgot  (author appearance)
Robert Kiger
01/30/2014, 06:00 pm
Books on Broad
Camden, SC

Cookbook Club  (book club)
01/20/2014, 07:00 pm
Fiction Addiction
Greenville, SC

Book Your Lunch With Sarah Addison Allen  (author appearance)
Sarah Addison Allen
02/07/2014, 12:00 pm
Fiction Addiction
Greenville, SC

Book Your Lunch With Sonja Condit  (author appearance)
Sonja Condit
02/12/2014, 12:00 pm
Fiction Addiction
Greenville, SC

Cookbook Club  (book club)
02/17/2014, 07:00 pm
Fiction Addiction
Greenville, SC

Lovestruck YA Talk & Signing  (author appearance)
Megan Shepherd
02/22/2014, 04:00 pm
Fiction Addiction
Greenville, SC

Sheila Ingle- Brave Elizabeth  (author appearance)
Sheila Ingle
01/28/2014, 03:00 pm
Hub City Bookshop
Spartanburg, SC

okraWiley Cash A Dark Road to Mercy  (author appearance)
Wiley Cash
01/30/2014, 07:00 pm
Hub City Bookshop
Spartanburg, SC

Author event with Ariel Lawhon, author of The Wife, the Maid, and the Mistress  (author appearance)
Ariel Lawhon
01/30/2014, 06:30 pm
Parnassus Books
Nashville, TN

Saturday Story Time  (other event)
02/01/2014, 10:30 pm
Parnassus Books
Nashville, TN

Author event with James Scott, author of The Kept  (author appearance)
James Scott
02/03/2014, 06:30 pm
Parnassus Books
Nashville, TN

Author event with Lia Farrell, author of One Dog Too Many  (author appearance)
Lia Farrell
02/04/2014, 06:30 pm
Parnassus Books
Nashville, TN

Salon@615 with Anna Quindlen - Author of One True Thing  (author appearance)
Anna Quindlen
02/05/2014, 06:15 pm
Parnassus Books
Nashville, TN

After School Story Time  (other event)
02/06/2014, 03:30 pm
Parnassus Books
Nashville, TN

Saturday Story Time  (other event)
02/08/2014, 10:30 am
Parnassus Books
Nashville, TN

Author event with Aram Goudsouzian, author of King of the Court  (writers group)
Aram Goudsouzian
02/11/2014, 06:30 pm
Parnassus Books
Nashville, TN

Salon@615 with Laura Lippman, author of What the Dead Know  (author appearance)
Laura Lippman
02/12/2014, 06:00 pm
Parnassus Books
Nashville, TN

Author event with Anita Shreve, author of The Pilot's Wife  (author appearance)
Anita Shreve
02/13/2014, 06:30 pm
Parnassus Books
Nashville, TN

Keith Thomson - 7 Grams of Lead  (author appearance)
Keith Thomson
02/25/2014, 04:00 pm
Alabama Booksmith
Birmingham, AL

Tim Dorsey - Tiger Shrimp Tango  (author appearance)
Tim Dorsey
02/28/2014, 04:00 pm
Alabama Booksmith
Birmingham, AL

Steven Gregory Signing Cold Winter Rain  (author appearance)
Steven Gregory
02/01/2014, 12:00 pm
Little Professor Book Center
Homewood, AL

Mark Burrows Signing Little Things Aren't Little When You're Little  (author appearance)
Mark Burrows
02/04/2014, 04:00 pm
Little Professor Book Center
Homewood, AL

Barbara Eubanks Signing Humorous Happenings In Holy Places  (author appearance)
Barbara Eubanks
02/15/2014, 01:00 pm
Little Professor Book Center
Homewood, AL

First Friday Author Round Up- Alison Knight, Marian Powell & David Spear  (author appearance)
Alison Holt Knight
02/07/2014, 06:00 pm
Page & Palette
Fairhope, AL

Bobby Deen  (author appearance)
Bobby Deen
02/11/2014, 06:00 pm
Page & Palette
Fairhope, AL

Read It & Eat with Nancy Horan  (author appearance)
Nancy Horan
02/13/2014, 12:00 pm
Page & Palette
Fairhope, AL

Robert Bailey  (author appearance)
Robert Bailey
02/15/2014, 01:00 pm
Page & Palette
Fairhope, AL

Read It & Eat with Jen Lancaster  (author appearance)
Jen Lancaster
02/17/2014, 12:00 pm
Page & Palette
Fairhope, AL

Read It & Eat with Cathy Marie Buchanan  (author appearance)
Cathy Marie Buchanan
02/19/2014, 12:00 pm
Page & Palette
Fairhope, AL

Wine & Words - Come Tour Chile!  (other event)
01/20/2014, 06:00 pm
Copperfish Books

Hunting for Hemingway in Cuba  (author appearance)
Diane Madsen
01/29/2014, 05:30 pm
Copperfish Books

TIM FEDERLE - 5, 6, 7 NATE & TEQUILA MOCKINGBIRD!  (author appearance)
Tim Federle
01/22/2014, 07:00 pm
Inkwood Books
Tampa, FL

ARTIS HENDERSON - UNREMARRIED WIDOW  (author appearance)
Artis Henderson
01/23/2014, 07:00 pm
Inkwood Books
Tampa, FL

TIM DORSEY - TIGER SHRIMP TANGO  (author appearance)
Tim Dorsey
01/30/2014, 07:00 pm
Inkwood Books
Tampa, FL

SUE MONK KIDD at the UNIVERSITY CLUB!  (author appearance)
Sue Monk Kidd
02/19/2014, 07:30 pm
Inkwood Books
Tampa, FL

Gregg E. Brickman  (author appearance)
Gregg E. Brickman
02/07/2014, 07:00 pm
Murder on the Beach Mystery Bookstore
Delray Beach, FL

Meet James Patterson  (author appearance)
James Patterson
02/10/2014, 07:00 pm
Murder on the Beach Mystery Bookstore
Delray Beach, FL

Tim Dorsey Booksigning  (author appearance)
Tim Dorsey
02/11/2014, 07:00 pm
Murder on the Beach Mystery Bookstore
Delray Beach, FL

Wednesday Murder Club  (book club)
02/19/2014, 06:30 pm
Murder on the Beach Mystery Bookstore
Delray Beach, FL

January Book Club: Persuasion  (book club)
01/21/2014, 06:30 pm
Oxford Exchange
Tampa, FL

Chang-rae Lee Book signing for On Such a Full Sea  (author appearance)
Chang-Rae Lee
01/26/2014, 02:00 pm
Oxford Exchange
Tampa, FL

BOBBY ORR signs Orr: My Story  (author appearance)
Bobby Orr
01/27/2014, 04:00 pm
Vero Beach Book Center
Vero Beach, FL

TIM DORSEY presents Tiger Shrimp Tango: A Serge Novel  (author appearance)
Tim Dorsey
02/03/2014, 07:00 pm
Vero Beach Book Center
Vero Beach, FL

Chef John Moeller presents Dining at the White House: From the President's Table to Yours  (author appearance)
John Moeller
02/06/2014, 01:00 pm
Vero Beach Book Center
Vero Beach, FL

Vero Beach Bookies Book Group discuss Defending Jacob by William Landay  (book club)
02/10/2014, 10:30 am
Vero Beach Book Center
Vero Beach, FL

ROBIN OLIVEIRA presents I Always Loved You  (author appearance)
Robin Oliveira
02/13/2014, 04:00 pm
Vero Beach Book Center
Vero Beach, FL

Daniel Stashower Book Signing  (author appearance)
Daniel Stashower
01/28/2014, 07:00 pm
A Cappella Books
Atlanta, GA

Clint Hill Book Signing  (author appearance)
Clint Hill
01/30/2014, 07:00 pm
A Cappella Books
Atlanta, GA

Anna Quindlen Book Signing  (author appearance)
Anna Quindlen
02/03/2014, 07:00 pm
A Cappella Books
Atlanta, GA

Robin Oliveria Book Signing  (author appearance)
Robin Oliveria
02/12/2014, 07:00 pm
A Cappella Books
Atlanta, GA

Alvin Townley Book Signing  (author appearance)
Alvin Townley
02/12/2014, 07:00 pm
A Cappella Books
Atlanta, GA

Meet Authors Jacob Appel and Christopher Bundy  (author appearance)
Jacob Appel
01/19/2014, 04:30 pm
Avid Bookshop
Athens, GA

Paperback Fiction Book Club: THE NEWLYWEDS  (book club)
01/19/2014, 06:15 pm
Avid Bookshop
Athens, GA

Avid Poetry Series: Melissa Crowe and Becca Myers  (other event)
01/24/2014, 06:30 pm
Avid Bookshop
Athens, GA

New & Notable Book Club: MEN WE REAPED  (book club)
01/26/2014, 06:15 pm
Avid Bookshop
Athens, GA

Meet Author Sam Starnes  (author appearance)
Sam Starnes
02/21/2014, 06:30 pm
Avid Bookshop
Athens, GA

February Book Club  (book club)
02/20/2014, 07:00 pm
Bound To Be Read Books
Atlanta, GA

Tearing Down Oakurst: An Oral History of Gentrification  (other event)
02/13/2014, 07:30 pm
Charis Books & More
Atlanta, GA

David Beasley signs Without Mercy: The Stunning True Story of Race, Crime, and Corruption in the Deep Southe  (author appearance)
David Beasley
02/04/2014, 07:00 pm
Eagle Eye Bookshop

MULTI AUTHOR EVENT!  (author appearance)
Ariel Lawhon
01/20/2014, 06:30 pm
FoxTale Book Shoppe
Woodstock, GA

DELILAH DAWSON, WICKED AFTER MIDNIGHT  (author appearance)
Delilah Dawson
01/31/2014, 07:00 pm
FoxTale Book Shoppe
Woodstock, GA

SARAH ADDISON ALLEN, LOST LAKE  (author appearance)
Sarah Addison Allen
02/04/2014, 06:30 pm
FoxTale Book Shoppe
Woodstock, GA

Fredrick Barton: Courting Pandemonium  (author appearance)
Fredrick Barton
01/23/2014, 06:00 pm
Garden District Book Shop
New Orleans, LA

Jesmyn Ward - Men We Reaped - Uptown  (author appearance)
Jesmyn Ward
01/24/2014, 06:00 pm
Maple Street Book Shop
New Orleans, LA

First Tuesday Book Club  (book club)
02/04/2014, 05:45 pm
Maple Street Book Shop
New Orleans, LA

Joshua Field Millburn and Ryan Nicodemus will be discussing their book Everything That Remains  (author appearance)
Joshua Field Millburn
02/05/2014, 06:30 pm
Maple Street Book Shop
New Orleans, LA

John H. Baron - CONCERT LIFE IN NINETEENTH-CENTURY NEW ORLEANS  (author appearance)
John H. Baron
01/30/2014, 06:00 pm
Octavia Books
New Orleans, LA

Kid Chef Eliana – COOL KIDS COOK: Fresh & Fit  (author appearance)
Kid Eliana
02/01/2014, 10:30 am
Octavia Books
New Orleans, LA

Wendy Webb – The Vanishing  (author appearance)
Wendy Webb
02/04/2014, 06:00 pm
Octavia Books
New Orleans, LA

Power, Greed, and Hubris: Judicial Bribery in Mississippi  (author appearance)
James R. Crockett
01/22/2014, 05:00 pm
Lemuria Books
JACKSON, MS

okraStarting Over: Stories by Elizabeth Spencer  (author appearance)
Elizabeth Spencer
02/04/2014, 05:00 pm
Lemuria Books
JACKSON, MS

Ingrid Persaud - If I Never Went Home  (author appearance)
Ingrid Persaud
02/01/2014, 05:00 pm
Books & Books

Deborah Weitzman - Pandora Learns to Sing: A Journey Towards Wholeness  (author appearance)
Deborah Weitzman
02/02/2014, 04:00 pm
Books & Books

Joshua Max Feldman - The Book of Jonah   (author appearance)
Joshua Max Feldman
02/03/2014, 08:00 pm
Books & Books

Carl Hiaasen - Dance of the Reptiles  (author appearance)
Carl Hiaasen
02/04/2014, 07:30 pm
Books & Books

Che Scott - I Like Girls: Honor The New Guy Code  (author appearance)
Che Scott
02/05/2014, 06:30 pm
Books & Books

Amy S. Greenberg - A Wicked War  (author appearance)
Amy S. Greenberg
02/05/2014, 08:00 pm
Books & Books

Elaine King -- Tu plan de vida en USA  (author appearance)
Elaine King
02/06/2014, 06:30 pm
Books & Books

Gary Shteyngart - Little Failure: A Memoir  (author appearance)
Gary Shteyngart
02/06/2014, 08:00 pm
Books & Books

Sarah Churchwell - Careless People: Murder, Mayhem, and the Invention of the Great Gatsby  (author appearance)
Sarah Churchwell
02/07/2014, 08:00 pm
Books & Books

Christopher Isaiah Penn Smith with his family - Guess Who, Mr Dinosaur  (author appearance)
Christopher Isaiah Penn Smith
02/08/2014, 10:00 am
Books & Books

Chef John Moeller - Dining at the White House: From the President’s Table to Yours  (author appearance)
Chef John Moeller
02/08/2014, 07:00 pm
Books & Books

Rachel Caine - Prince of Shadows: A Novel of Romeo and Juliet  (author appearance)
Rachel Caine
02/10/2014, 07:00 pm
Books & Books

Malcolm Gladwell - David and Goliath  (author appearance)
02/11/2014, 06:30 pm
Books & Books

Sean Strub - Body Count  (author appearance)
Sean Strub
02/11/2014, 08:00 pm
Books & Books

Alejandra Llamas - Maestría de vida  (author appearance)
Alejandra Llamas
02/12/2014, 07:00 pm
Books & Books

Phyllis Chesler - An American Bride in Kabul: A Memoir  (author appearance)
Phyllis Chesler
02/12/2014, 08:00 pm
Books & Books

Suslix Alonso -- Alma en sortilegio  (author appearance)
Suslix Alonso
02/13/2014, 06:30 pm
Books & Books

okraElizabeth Spencer signs STARTING OVER  (author appearance)
Elizabeth Spencer
02/03/2014, 05:00 pm
Square Books
Oxford, MS

James Scott signs THE KEPT  (author appearance)
James Scott
02/04/2014, 05:00 pm
Square Books
Oxford, MS

James Magnuson signs FAMOUS WRITERS I HAVE KNOWN  (author appearance)
James Magnuson
02/05/2014, 05:00 pm
Square Books
Oxford, MS

UPDATED EVENT!! Greg Sestero Signs The Disaster Artist and Tommy Wiseau Signs DVDs of The Room  (author appearance)
Greg Sestero
01/25/2014, 02:00 pm
Fountain Bookstore
Richmond, VA

Virginia Author Showcase at Hopewell Library: Lamar Giles, Hopewell Native  (author appearance)
Lamar Giles
02/01/2014, 02:00 pm
Fountain Bookstore
Richmond, VA

Author event with TJ Jarrett, Beth Bachmann, and Kamilah Aisha Moon  (author appearance)
Kamilah Aisha Moon
01/21/2014, 06:30 pm
Parnassus Books
Nashville, TN

Author event with Brodi Ashton, author of Evertrue, and Jodi Meadows, author of Infinite  (author appearance)
Brodi Ashton
01/31/2014, 06:30 pm
Parnassus Books
Nashville, TN


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