{On the dangers of taking a vacation}

In which Horton's Books Store discovers they are slightly older than they thought they were, a young woman explains how to be popular without being mean, and Miss Julia explains why it isn't safe to take a vacation.

April 13, 2014

Dear readers,

This week her ladyship, the editor's local farmer's market opened for the season. Her ladyship was practically camped out at the gate, ready with her jute tote bags and spare sacks and fully prepared to start a fight with someone over who would get the best of the turnips, potatoes and carrots on offer. After such a long, cold winter, it was such a relief to return to her farm stand shopping routine. And yes, there were a number of crafts people selling their birdhouses and wind chimes and home-woven alpaca wool blankets (the farmer --a savvy person-- always brings a couple of his alpacas with him, and it is hard to refuse their soft eyes and gentle manners.) But there was also nurseries with herbs in pots and salad bowl containers, jars of homemade pickled okra, jars of local honey, locally-made jam, and soft packages of goat cheese.

Lee Bros. Charleston KitchenAs is usual on market day, her ladyship came home with bags bulging with food she had not expected to purchase, and therefore had no recipes prepared for. Her kitchen counter, therefore is cluttered with cookbooks -- at this point, mostly by the Lee Bros. But really, any of the SIBA Book Award nominated cookbooks would be of use. So once her ladyship shuts the covers of The Lee Bros. Charleston Kitchen, then John Besh's Cooking from the Heart will be ready to take its place when she returns from the market next week, once again overly-laiden with the vegetables she couldn't resist.

Read (and cook) independently. And shop local.

her ladyship, the editor

Lady Banks' Pick of the Week

Lady Banks' Commonplace Book

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

Miss Julia's Marvelous MakeoverOn the dangers of taking a vacation

But, I declare, I didn't want to take off for parts unknown and leave the people who might need me. Why, what would happen to Lloyd without me around to watch over him? And what if Hazel Marie needed help with her twin babies? And what would Lillian do if trouble descended on her or Latisha, her great-granddaughter? To say nothing of the Abbotsville First Presbyterian Church. If I were gone any length of time, there was no telling what Pastor Ledbetter would get in his mind to do. He might change the order of worship again--something that he seemed to do just to keep us off balance. Or to keep us awake, but who knew?

The last time I'd been out of town for a few days--the time I chased jewel thieves all the way to Florida--you wouldn't believe what happened while I was gone. I'd been elected treasurer of the garden club, president of the Lila Mae Harding Sunday School class, and leader of the book club for a whole year. And on top of that, I'd been volunteered to host a Christmas tea and to help with Vacation Bible school the following summer.

No, it wasn't safe to leave town.

--Ann B. Ross, Miss Julia's Marvelous Makeover (Viking, 2014) 9780670026111

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Book & Author Gossip

Alabama Book Festival this weekend

The ninth annual Alabama Book Festival is set to take place this Saturday at Old Alabama Town in Montgomery. More than 50 authors are expected to attend the family-friendly festival, which is free. Throughout the day, authors will read excerpts, answer questions and be available to sign books.

okraThe same sweet girls they've always been

The Same Sweet Girls' Guide to LifeAt a convocation in the mid-1960’s, these young women were being spoken to and being inspired, by a senior, a beauty queen who had been elected National Maid of Cotton. “In a honeyed Southern drawl” the queen “assured her listeners that although she’d been around the world and had met kings and queens and heads of state, she was still the same sweet girl she’s always been.” King and a few others giggled, held it in, then laughed aloud and got into trouble with the dean of women.


White Trash

White TrashIn her latest offering, White Trash, former Olympian Alexandra Allred takes the reader back to the familiar town of Granby, Texas. In a place denoted by gossip and complicated social relationships, a young single mother acts as a commentator, comically analyzing the peculiarities of each person and social group. The text follows the experiences of Thia Franks, a young woman of promise and education who reluctantly returns to her hometown to raise her child. After a young African-American man is found dead and fowl play is suspected, tensions run high and the protagonist must work tirelessly to unravel the truth. The story contains qualities of detective fiction, southern drama, and class satire.


Olivia Kidney Aqcuired by Moonbot Studios

Olivia Kidney"At Moonbot, we're grabbing for magic and Olivia Kidney has captivated us," said William Joyce, Moonbot co-founder and author of the New York Times bestselling book, The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore. "Ellen Potter has crafted a unique and enchanting fantasy that we can't wait to bring to life as a film."






ByrdByrd recounts the life of Addie Lockwood, a single woman in her 30s, who, after a reunion with a childhood friend, finds herself pregnant. She eventually gives birth to a baby boy, named Byrd. In secret, she immediately gives him up for adoption. From there, the novelist reveals how this decision affects Lockwood and the important people in her life in ways she never could have imagined.  More than 16 years prior to the novel’s release, Church came up with the premise. She attended a dinner with a man who casually relayed to her that he was the father of a child who was put up for adoption. “I don’t know how he felt about that,” Church said. “There was no emotion attached to the telling of the story, and I wasn’t quite sure why he was telling me.”


okraHow to be popular without being mean

PopularNot all of the advice is the kind of stuff you’d expect to help a modern middle schooler — Van Wagenen had to wear long skirts to school, following the book’s advice, and the only eye makeup she was permitted was some Vaseline on her lids — but it’s hardly a spoiler to say that she learns some valuable lessons about social hierarchies. And her memoir becomes, like the book that inspired it, something of a teen popularity guide itself.

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STARS Authors

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.

C. Hope Clark

C. Hope ClarkeC. Hope Clark is author of The Carolina Slade Mystery Series, to include Lowcountry Bribe (Feb 2012) and Tidewater Murder (April 2013) to date, published through Bell Bridge Books out of Memphis, TN. Hope was born and reared in the South, from Mississippi to South Carolina with a few stints in Alabama and Georgia. The granddaughter of a Mississippi cotton farmer, Hope holds a B.S. in Agriculture with honors from Clemson University and 25 years’ experience with the U. S. Department of Agriculture, all of which enable her to talk the talk of Carolina Slade, the protagonist in her novels. Her love of writing, however, carried her up the ranks to the ability to retire young, and she left USDA to pen her stories and freelance. Lowcountry Bribe's opening chapter took first place in the Phillip Mangelsdorf Award, third place in 2009 Alabama Writer's Conclave Competition and honorable mention in The Writing Show Chapter Competition 2009 as judged by bestselling mystery author C. J. Box. The chapter also made top three finalist status of the 2009 Daphne du Maurier Award for Excellence in Mystery/Suspense sponsored by Romance Writers of America, and is being considered for the 2012 published category of the same. The novel enjoyed semi-finalist status (top 100 out of 10,000) in the 2009 Amazon Breakthrough Novel Contest. In August 2012, Lowcountry Bribe won The Silver Falchion Award at Killer Nashville Conference for mystery writers. It’s also a finalist for the EPIC e-book awards for best mystery. The second book in the series, Tidewater Murder, is due out in April 2013, and the third book, Palmetto Poison, in early 2014.

Request Hope for a book club or event

Hope's Profile Page on STARS

Lowcountry Bribe
Lowcountry Bribe

Lowcountry Bribe by C. Hope Clark is the first in the Carolina Slade Mystery Series. Set in rural Charleston County, Lowcountry Bribe introduces readers to Carolina Slade, a smart, focused, sometimes over-thinking woman who feels safe in the bureaucratic world of the U.S. Department of Agriculture . . . until she’s offered a bribe . . . from a hog farmer. Slade follows proper protocol and reports Jesse Rawlings to superiors. The next thing she knows, Slade is besieged by Senior Special Agent Wayne Largo from the Office of Inspector General in Atlanta. He and his partner have come to investigate Slade’s accusations, and if possible catch Jesse in the act of handing over money. While the situation disrupts her life, Slade reminds herself that following the book in reporting the incident was the right move. However, events do not go smoothly. The IG isn’t telling Slade everything. The agents are also investigating the disappearance of Slade’s manager the year before in connection to possible land fraud. And when the sting on Jesse goes bad, the case is put on hold and Agent Largo is recalled to Atlanta, leaving Slade exposed and vulnerable, fearing not only for her life and job, but for her children’s safety.

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

Older than we thought!

The information on their website says that Horton's Books & Gifts is Georgia's oldest bookstore, established in 1892. That was before someone stumbled across this:

Horton's Bookstore Ad, June 5 1891

It is an ad for the bookstore in an 1891 newspaper. 

"We were looking though some old newspapers last night when I found an ad from Horton's bookstore that was dated June 5, 1891.  Looks like the bookstore is older than we thought." --Horton's staff 

An invitation from Fiction Addiction

As the owner of local independent bookstore Fiction Addiction, I have the pleasure of meeting South Carolina authors on nearly a weekly basis and I’m deeply impressed by the depth of literary talent that our state is home to. It was a natural fit when I joined the board of the South Carolina Academy of Authors last year, since the Academy’s principal purpose is to identify and recognize our state’s distinguished writers.

This April, the Academy will be holding its first-ever awards ceremony in Greenville and three of the four writers we are inducting into the state’s literary hall of fame have ties to the Upstate. I invite everyone who supports the literary arts — from readers, to writers, to teachers — to join us the weekend of April 25th-26 to celebrate the accomplishments of Gilbert Allen, Janette Turner Hospital, John Lane and Robert Quillen.

Quail Ridge Book (and Music!)

Chances are, you’ve probably been asked this question as a casual conversation starter. At the first classical music discussion at Quail Ridge Books & Music, this was the first question posed at the start of the “Desert Island Recordings” segment. While Quail Ridge Books & Music has had discussion groups dedicated to classical music in the past, until recently, these groups had been disbanded. Samantha Flynn, the Classical Music Specialist, restarted this discussion group Saturday. The group met inside the bookstore at 10 a.m. in a cozy circle of armchairs. The group was small, but full of enthusiasm about classical music. Casual conversation and introductions ensued before the discussion began.

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Read This! Okra Picks & Recommended Reading from Southern Booksellers

Okra Picks

From the Okra Picks

Miss Julia's Marvelous Makeover
By Ann B. Ross

Read the first chapter!

Miss Julia's Marvelous MakeoverMiss Julia masterminds a makeover in "New York Times "bestselling author Ann B. Ross's latest installment in her popular series 

It's summer in Abbotsville, and Miss Julia has visions of enjoying a life of leisure. But before she can even sip some iced tea on her front porch, a letter from her long-lost cousin Elsie informs her that Elsie's granddaughter is on a bus headed to Abbotsville that very day. Reminding Miss Julia of an old family debt, Elsie proclaims that she is sending Trixie to Miss Julia's to learn to become a lady. The nerve of some people! When the rude and unkempt Trixie arrives, even Sam and Lloyd agree that Miss Julia faces quite a challenge. 

Meanwhile, Sam has decided to run for state senate. But when he has a fainting spell and has to go into the hospital for tests, who will run his campaign? Is his no-good rival going to cakewalk into office? No sir, not if Miss Julia has anything to say about it--and indeed she does, including up on the stump. 

In this marvelous addition to the popular series, Miss Julia is sure to have a summer that she--and Abbotsville--will never forget!

More Okra Picks!

Read This! Recommendations from Southern Indie Booksellers

Cooking Books from the 2014 SIBA Book Award Long List:

A Passion For Bread
Lionel Vatinet
Little, Brown and Company

Bobby Deen's Everyday Eats
Bobby Deen
Ballantine Books

Cooking from the Heart: My Favorite Lessons Learned Along the Way
John Besh
Andrews McMeel Publishing

Greek Revival from the Garden: Growing and Cooking for Life
Patricia Moore-Pastides
University of South Carolina Press

Lee Bros. Charleston Kitchen
Matt Lee & Ted Lee
Clarkson Potter

Pickels, Pigs, & Whiskey
John Currence
Andrews McMeel Publishing

Southern My Way: Food & Family
Gena Knox
Gena Knox Media

A Passion for Bread Bobby Deen's Everyday Eats Cooking from the Heart Greek Revival from the Garden Lee Bros. Charleston Kitchen Pickles Pigs and Whiskey Southern My Way Food and Family

More recommended reading from southern bookstores

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Southern Indie Bestsellers

For the week ending April 6, 2014. 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.


1. The Goldfinch
Donna Tartt, Little Brown, $30, 9780316055437
okra2. The Invention of Wings
Sue Monk Kidd, Viking, $27.95, 9780670024780

3. The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry
Gabrielle Zevin, Algonquin, $24.95, 9781616203214
4. Missing You
Harlan Coben, Dutton, $27.95, 9780525953494
5. Be Careful What You Wish for
Jeffrey Archer, St. Martin's, $27.99, 9781250034489
6. The Husband's Secret
Liane Moriarty, Amy Einhorn Books, $25.95, 9780399159343
7. Frog Music
Emma Donoghue, Little Brown, $27, 9780316324687
okra8. This Dark Road to Mercy
Wiley Cash, Morrow, $25.99, 9780062088253

9. Destroyer Angel
Nevada Barr, Minotaur, $26.99, 9780312614584
10. The Signature of All Things
Elizabeth Gilbert, Viking, $28.95, 9780670024858
11. I've Got You Under My Skin
Mary Higgins Clark, S&S, $26.99, 9781476749068
12. The King
J.R. Ward, NAL, $27.95, 9780451417053
13. Still Life With Bread Crumbs
Anna Quindlen, Random House, $26, 9781400065752
14. Ripper
Isabel Allende, Harper, $28.99, 9780062291400
15. Bone Deep
Randy Wayne White, Putnam Adult, $26.95, 9780399158131


1. Flash Boys: A Wall Street Revolt
Michael Lewis, Norton, $27.95, 9780393244663
2. A Call to Action
Jimmy Carter, S&S, $28, 9781476773957
3. Everything I Need to Know I Learned From a Little Golden Book
Diane Muldrow, Golden Books, $9.99, 9780307977618
4. 10% Happier
Dan Harris, It Books, $25.99, 9780062265425
okra5. Under Magnolia: A Southern Memoir
Frances Mayes, Crown, $26, 9780307885913

6. Thrive
Arianna Huffington, Harmony, $26, 9780804140843
7. David and Goliath
Malcolm Gladwell, Little Brown, $29, 9780316204361
8. How Jesus Became God
Bart D. Ehrman, HarperOne, $27.99, 9780061778186
9. The Boys in the Boat
Daniel James Brown, Viking, $28.95, 9780670025817
10. Grain Brain
David Perlmutter, Little Brown, $27, 9780316234801
11. I Am Malala
Malala Yousafzai, Little Brown, $26, 9780316322409
12. The Drunken Botanist
Amy Stewart, Algonquin, $19.95, 9781616200466
13. The Story of the Jews
Simon Schama, Ecco, $39.99, 9780060539184
14. Unbroken
Laura Hillenbrand, Random House, $28, 9781400064168
15. The Sixth Extinction
Elizabeth Kolbert, Holt, $28, 9780805092998


1. The Interestings
Meg Wolitzer, Riverhead, $17, 9781594632341
2. Me Before You
Jojo Moyes, Penguin, $16, 9780143124542
3. Orphan Train
Christina Baker Kline, Morrow, $14.99, 9780061950728
4. The Great Gatsby
F.Scott Fitzgerald, Scribner, $15, 9781451689433
5. The Light Between Oceans
M.L. Stedman, Scribner, $16, 9781451681758
6. Dear Life
Alice Munro, Vintage, $15.95, 9780307743725
7. The Other Typist
Suzanne Rindell, Berkley, $16, 9780425268421
8. Life After Life
Kate Atkinson, Back Bay, $18, 9780316176491
9. Beautiful Ruins
Jess Walter, Harper Perennial, $15.99, 9780061928178
10. The Aviator's Wife
Melanie Benjamin, Bantam, $15, 9780345528681
11. The Flamethrowers
Rachel Kushner, Scribner, $17, 9781439142011
12. Where'd You Go, Bernadette
M.L. Stedman, Scribner, $16, 9781451681758
13. A Constellation of Vital Phenomena
Anthony Marra, Hogarth, $15, 9780770436421
14. The Secret History
Donna Tartt, Vintage, $16, 9781400031702
15. The Last Original Wife
Donna Tartt, Vintage, $16, 9781400031702


1. The Monuments Men
Robert M. Edsel, Back Bay, $17, 9780316240055
2. The Silver Lining: A Supportive and Insightful Guide to Breast Cancer
Hollye Jacobs, Atria, $29.99, 9781476743714
3. The Fall of the House of Dixie: The Civil War and the Social Revolution That Transformed the South
Bruce Levine, Random House, $17, 9780812978728
4. Dance of the Reptiles
Carl Hiaasen, Vintage, $15.95, 9780345807021
5. The Plantagenets
Dan Jones, Penguin, $18, 9780143124924
6. The Girls of Atomic City
Denise Kiernan, Touchstone, $16, 9781451617535
7. Heaven Is for Real
Todd Burpo, Thomas Nelson, $16.99, 9780849946158
8. Gulp: Adventures on the Alimentary Canal
Mary Roach, Norton, $15.95, 9780393348743
9. The Food Lover's Guide to Paris
Patricia Wells, Workman, $16.95, 9780761173380
10. Show Your Work!
Austin Kleon, Workman, $11.95, 9780761178972
11. My Beloved World
Sonia Sotomayor, Vintage, $15.95, 9780345804839
12. The 5 Love Languages
Gary Chapman, Northfield, $14.99, 9780802473158
13. The Power of Habit
Charles Duhigg, Random House, $16, 9780812981605
14. Pearls Falls Fast
Stephan Pastis, Andrews McMeel, $18.99, 9781449446598
15. Quiet
Susan Cain, Broadway, $16, 9780307352156


1. A Game of Thrones
George R.R. Martin, Bantam, $9.99, 9780553593716
2. To Kill a Mockingbird
Harper Lee, Grand Central, $7.99, 9780446310789
3. Never Go Back
Lee Child, Dell, $9.99, 9780440246329
4. The Catcher in the Rye
J.D. Salinger, Little Brown, $6.99, 9780316769488
5. A Feast for Crows
George R.R. Martin, Bantam, $9.99, 9780553582024
6. A Clash of Kings
George R.R. Martin, Bantam, $9.99, 9780345535429
7. Slaughterhouse-Five
Kurt Vonnegut, Laurel Leaf, $7.99, 9780440180296
8. A Storm of Swords
George R.R. Martin, Bantam, $9.99, 9780345543981
9. The Name of the Wind
Patrick Rothfuss, DAW, $8.99, 9780756404741
10. A Dance With Dragons
George R.R. Martin, Bantam, $9.99, 9780553582017


1. The Pigeon Needs a Bath!
Mo Willems, Disney Press, $16.99, 9781423190875
2. Goodnight Moon
Margaret Wise Brown, Clement Hurd (Illus.), Harper, $8.99, 9780694003617
3. Frozen (Little Golden Book)
Victoria Saxon, Grace Lee (Illus.), Random House/Disney, $3.99, 9780736430517
4. Pete the Cat: Big Easter Adventure
Kimberly Dean, James Dean, Harper, $9.99, 9780062198679
5. The Day the Crayons Quit
Drew Daywalt, Oliver Jeffers (Illus.), Philomel, $17.99, 9780399255373
6. The Berenstain Bears' Easter Parade
Mike Berenstain, HarperFestival, $3.99, 9780062075543
7. Oh, the Places You'll Go!
Dr. Seuss, Random House, $17.99, 9780679805274
8. The Night Before Easter
Natasha Wing, Kathy Couri (Illustrator), Grosset & Dunlap, $3.99, 9780448418735
9. God Gave Us Easter
Lisa Tawn Bergren, Laura J. Bryant (Illus.), Waterbrook Press, $10.99, 9780307730725
10. Where the Wild Things Are
Maurice Sendak, Harper, $18.99, 9780060254926


1. The Fault in Our Stars
John Green, Dutton, $17.99, 9780525478812
2. Looking for Alaska
John Green, Speak, $9.99, 9780142402511
3. The Book Thief
Markus Zusak, Knopf, $12.99, 9780385754729
okra4. The Ghosts of Tupelo Landing
Sheila Turnage, Kathy Dawson Books, $16.99, 9780803736719

5. Paper Towns
John Green, Speak, $9.99, 9780142414934
okra6. Three Times Lucky
Sheila Turnage, Puffin, $7.99, 9780142426050

7. Flora and Ulysses: The Illuminated Adventures
Kate DiCamillo, K.G. Campbell (Illus.), Candlewick, $17.99, 9780763660406
8. Here Comes the Easter Cat
Deborah Underwood, Claudia Rueda (Illus.), Dial Press, $16.99, 9780803739390
9. An Abundance of Katherines
John Green, Speak, $9.99, 9780142410707
10. The Wimpy Kid Do-It-Yourself Book
Jeff Kinney, Amulet, $12.95, 9780810989955


1. Divergent
Veronica Roth, Katherine Tegen Books, $9.99, 9780062289858
2. Insurgent (Divergent, #2)
Veronica Roth, Katherine Tegen Books, $17.99, 9780062024046
3. Allegiant (Divergent, #3)
Veronica Roth, Katherine Tegen Books, $19.99, 9780062024060
4. Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Hard Luck
Jeff Kinney, Amulet, $13.95, 9781419711329
5. Big Nate: In the Zone
Lincoln Peirce, Harper, $13.99, 9780061996658
6. The Maze Runner
James Dashner, Delacorte, $9.99, 9780385737951
7. Princess Labelmaker to the Rescue! (An Origami Yoda Book)
Tom Angleberger, Amulet, $13.95, 9781419710520
8. Frozen: A Tale of Two Sisters (Step Into Reading Series)
Melissa Lagonegro, Maria Elena Naggi (Illus.), Random House/Disney, $3.99, 9780736431200
9. Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children
Ransom Riggs, Quirk, $10.99, 9781594746031
10. The Scorch Trials (The Maze Runner, Book 2)
James Dashner, Ember, $9.99, 9780385738767

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In This Issue

Special to the Southern List

Click on a book to purchase from a great indie bookstore! See the full Southern Indie Bestseller list here.

Be Careful What You Wish for
This Dark Road to Mercy
The Signature of All Things
I've Got You Under My Skin
The King
Bone Deep
Under Magnolia: A Southern Memoir
How Jesus Became God: From Good Teacher to Divine Savior
I Am Malala
The Drunken Botanist
The Great Gatsby
The Aviator's Wife
The Secret History
The Last Original Wife
The Silver Lining: A Supportive and Insightful Guide to Breast Cancer
The Fall of the House of Dixie: The Civil War and the Social Revolution That Transformed the South
Dance of the Reptiles
The Food Lover's Guide to Paris
The 5 Love Languages
Pearls Falls Fast
The Name of the Wind
The Berenstain Bears' Easter Parade
The Night Before Easter
God Gave Us Easter
The Ghosts of Tupelo Landing
Three Times Lucky
The Wimpy Kid Do-It-Yourself Book



Events at Southen Indie Bookstores 

Elsie's WhoDunit Book Club  (book club)
Martin Bruno
04/17/2014, 05:00 pm

Deborah Scarpa - Business S.O.S  (author appearance)
Deborah Scarpa
04/17/2014, 06:30 pm
Books & Books Inc.

Len Vlahos - The Scar Boys  (author appearance)
Len Vlahos
04/17/2014, 08:00 pm
Books & Books Inc.

Alexis's Mix Tape Book Club  (book club)
Campbell McGrath
04/17/2014, 07:00 pm
Bookstore1Sarasota, 1359 Main Street, Sarasota

okraCassandra King - The Same Sweet Girl's' Guide to Life: Advice from a Failed Southern Belle  (author appearance)
Cassandra King
04/17/2014, 04:00 pm
Alabama Booksmith
Birmingham, AL

Justin Go: The Steady Running of the Hour  (author appearance)
Justin Go
04/17/2014, 12:00 pm
Page & Palette
Fairhope, AL

Ron Meszaros  (author appearance)
Ron Meszaros
04/17/2014, 06:00 pm
Page & Palette
Fairhope, AL

Hilary Davidson Booksigning  (author appearance)
Hilary Davidson
04/17/2014, 07:00 pm
Murder on the Beach Mystery Bookstore
Delray Beach, FL

George Patton Signs Sequatchie Valley Justice  (author appearance)
George Patton
04/17/2014, 10:00 am
Sundog Books
Santa Rosa Beach, FL

STUART WOODS presents Carnal Curiosity  (author appearance)
Stuart Woods
04/17/2014, 07:00 pm
Vero Beach Book Center
Vero Beach, FL

Cliterati Open No Mic featuring YaNi and the women of Southern Sin  (other event)
04/17/2014, 07:30 pm
Charis Books & More
Atlanta, GA

Mississippi Folk and the Tales They Tell: Myths, Legends and Bald-Faced Lies by Diane Williams  (author appearance)
Diane Williams
04/17/2014, 05:30 pm
Lemuria Books

Abby Geni signs THE LAST ANIMAL  (author appearance)
Abby Geni
04/17/2014, 06:00 pm
Square Books
Oxford, MS

William Boyle signs GRAVESEND  (author appearance)
William Boyle
04/17/2014, 06:00 pm
Square Books
Oxford, MS

A Night With Jenny Han & Sarah Dessen, authors of To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before and The Moon and More  (author appearance)
Jenny Han
04/17/2014, 07:00 pm
Flyleaf Books
Chapel Hill, NC

ROBIN O’BRYANT READING & SIGNING  (author appearance)
Robin O’Bryant
04/17/2014, 07:00 pm
Malaprop's Bookstore/Cafe
Asheville, NC

Carolina African American Writers Collective   (other event)
04/17/2014, 07:30 pm
Quail Ridge Books & Music
Raleigh, NC

William Cohan  (author appearance)
William Cohan
04/17/2014, 07:00 pm
Regulator Bookshop
durham, NC

William Cohan: The Price of Silence  (author appearance)
William Cohan
04/17/2014, 07:00 pm
Regulator Bookshop
durham, NC

Walt Wolfram and Jeffrey Reaser TALKIN’ TAR HEEL  (author appearance)
Jeffrey Reaser
04/17/2014, 05:00 pm
The Country Bookshop
Southern Pines, NC

How to Market Your Book-The Writing Show  (writers group)
04/17/2014, 07:00 pm
Hub City Bookshop
Spartanburg, SC

Linda Baletsa - Operation Mockingbird  (author appearance)
Linda Baletsa
04/18/2014, 06:30 pm
Books & Books Inc.

John Henry Fleming - Songs for the Deaf & Vanessa Blakeslee - Train Shots  (author appearance)
Vanessa Blakeslee
04/18/2014, 08:00 pm
Books & Books Inc.

SANDRA LANSKY with DAUGHTER OF THE KING  (author appearance)
Sandra Lansky
04/18/2014, 07:00 pm
Inkwood Books
Tampa, FL

Stuart Woods Booksigning  (author appearance)
Stuart Woods
04/18/2014, 07:00 pm
Murder on the Beach Mystery Bookstore
Delray Beach, FL

UNC Humanities & Flyleaf Books present: Adult Spelling Bee, Take Four!  (other event)
04/18/2014, 06:00 pm
Flyleaf Books
Chapel Hill, NC

okraFRANCES MAYES READING & SIGNING  (author appearance)
Frances Mayes
04/18/2014, 07:00 pm
Malaprop's Bookstore/Cafe
Asheville, NC

Barbara Bonner – Inspiring Generosity  (author appearance)
Barbara Bonner
04/18/2014, 02:00 pm
McIntyre's Fine Books
Pittsboro, NC

Heather McCuiston: Little Lemon, Book 1  (author appearance)
Heather McCuiston
04/18/2014, 07:00 pm
Regulator Bookshop
durham, NC

Jon Sealy, Author of The Whiskey Baron  (author appearance)
Jon Sealy
04/18/2014, 11:00 am
Litchfield Books
Pawleys Island, SC

Sant Jordi   (other event)
04/19/2014, 05:00 pm
Books & Books Inc.

Sittin' by the Don on the Bay with Don Share - Paraiso Bay Sales Center  (author appearance)
Don Share
04/19/2014, 06:00 pm
Books & Books Inc.

Author and Wellness Coach, Kate Hanley  (author appearance)
Kate Hanley
04/19/2014, 02:00 pm
Page & Palette
Fairhope, AL

Birds of Lace Chapbook Release Party for Kristen Stone with guests Gabrielle Lucille Fuentes and Gale Marie Thompson  (author appearance)
Kristen Stone
04/19/2014, 06:30 pm
Avid Bookshop
Athens, GA

JC Walkup’s Saga of Texas  (author appearance)
J.C. Walkup
04/19/2014, 03:00 pm
City Lights Bookstore
Sylva, NC

Free Prompt Writing Class with Nancy Peacock  (writers group)
04/19/2014, 10:00 am
Flyleaf Books
Chapel Hill, NC

Michele Bryan
04/19/2014, 10:00 am
Malaprop's Bookstore/Cafe
Asheville, NC

Author event: Terry Lursen - The Treasure within the Kingdom of God  (author appearance)
Terry Lursen
04/19/2014, 11:00 am
Park Road Books
Charlotte, NC

Author event: Jim & Joyce Lavene writing as JJ Cook - Death on Eat Street  (author appearance)
J.J. Cook
04/19/2014, 02:00 pm
Park Road Books
Charlotte, NC

Ashton Lee In-Store Signing  (author appearance)
Ashton Lee
04/19/2014, 02:00 pm
Fiction Addiction
Greenville, SC

Author event with Carla Hall, author of Carla's Comfort Foods  (author appearance)
Carla Hall
04/19/2014, 02:19 pm
Parnassus Books
Nashville, TN

Paperback Fiction Book Club: A Constellation of Vital Phenomena  (book club)
04/20/2014, 06:15 pm
Avid Bookshop
Athens, GA

04/20/2014, 03:00 pm
Malaprop's Bookstore/Cafe
Asheville, NC

Tad Hills - Duck and Goose Go to the Beach  (author appearance)
Tad Hills
04/20/2014, 03:00 pm
Quail Ridge Books & Music
Raleigh, NC

Ann VanderMeer discusses the anthology The Time Traveler’s Almanac  (author appearance)
Ann VanderMeer
04/21/2014, 07:00 pm
Flyleaf Books
Chapel Hill, NC

Juliet S. Erazo - Governing Indigenous Territories  (author appearance)
Juliet S. Erazo
04/22/2014, 08:00 pm
Books & Books Inc.

Krista Bremer launches her memoir My Accidental Jihad  (author appearance)
Krista Bremer
04/22/2014, 07:00 pm
Flyleaf Books
Chapel Hill, NC

MUD SEASON WITH ELLEN STIMSON  (author appearance)
Ellen Stimson
04/22/2014, 07:00 pm
Malaprop's Bookstore/Cafe
Asheville, NC

Maestro Grant Llewellyn  (other event)
04/22/2014, 07:30 pm
Quail Ridge Books & Music
Raleigh, NC

Marian Read Place: Slowing Down in a Speedstressed World  (author appearance)
Marian Read Place
04/22/2014, 07:00 pm
Regulator Bookshop
durham, NC

He Said, She Said Author Road Show with Wendelin Van Draanen and Mark Parsons  (author appearance)
Mark Parsons
04/22/2014, 04:30 pm
Fiction Addiction
Greenville, SC

Jane Green, Author of Tempting Fate  (author appearance)
Jane Green
04/22/2014, 11:00 am
Litchfield Books
Pawleys Island, SC

Marie Arana - Bolivar: American Liberator  (author appearance)
Marie Arana
04/23/2014, 08:00 pm
Books & Books Inc.

Samuel Clarke, Jr. - The Rise of Man  (author appearance)
Samuel Clarke, Jr.
04/23/2014, 06:30 pm
Books & Books Inc.

Generation Zero: A New Century of Cuban Poetry - Miami Light Project  (author appearance)
Yosie Crespo
04/23/2014, 07:00 pm
Books & Books Inc.

Book Study Club  (book club)
S.C. Gwynne
04/23/2014, 07:00 pm
Bookstore1Sarasota, 1359 Main Street, Sarasota

Stuart Woods signs, Carnal Curiousity  (author appearance)
Stuart Woods
04/23/2014, 07:00 pm
Eagle Eye Bookshop

Roy Hoffman - Come Landfall  (author appearance)
Roy Hoffman
04/23/2014, 04:00 pm
Alabama Booksmith
Birmingham, AL

Drew Perry Book Signing  (author appearance)
Drew Perry
04/23/2014, 07:00 pm
A Cappella Books
Atlanta, GA

Jennifer Dickey Bo ok Signing- A Tough Little Patch of History  (author appearance)
Jennifer Dickey
04/23/2014, 07:15 pm
A Cappella Books
Atlanta, GA

World Book Night  (other event)
04/23/2014, 07:00 pm
Roswell, GA

World Book Night and giver party  (other event)
04/23/2014, 07:00 pm
Maple Street Book Shop
New Orleans, LA

Andy Griffiths signs THE-26 STORY TREEHOUSE  (author appearance)
Andy Griffiths
04/23/2014, 04:00 pm
Square Books
Oxford, MS

Magician Mike Lane performs magic and discusses his new books The Vanishing Coin and The Incredible Twisting Arm (the first two installments of the Ma  (author appearance)
Mike Lane
04/23/2014, 03:00 pm
Flyleaf Books
Chapel Hill, NC

UNC Humanities' Humanities in Action: Why Atheism? with Walter Sinnott-Armstrong  (other event)
04/23/2014, 04:30 pm
Flyleaf Books
Chapel Hill, NC

Ellen Stimson discusses her memoir Mud Season  (author appearance)
Ellen Stimson
04/23/2014, 07:00 am
Flyleaf Books
Chapel Hill, NC

SALLIE BISSELL  (author appearance)
Sallie Bissell
04/23/2014, 07:00 pm
Malaprop's Bookstore/Cafe
Asheville, NC

Katherine Applegate - with The One and Only Ivan  (author appearance)
Katherine Applegate
04/23/2014, 07:00 pm
Quail Ridge Books & Music
Raleigh, NC

Lucy Daniels: Walking with Moonshine  (author appearance)
Lucy Daniels
04/23/2014, 07:00 pm
Regulator Bookshop
durham, NC

Book Your Lunch with Jane Green  (author appearance)
Jane Green
04/23/2014, 12:00 pm
Fiction Addiction
Greenville, SC

Author event with Jim Rooney, author of In It for the Long Run  (author appearance)
Jim Rooney
04/23/2014, 06:30 pm
Parnassus Books
Nashville, TN

World Book Night  (other event)
04/23/2014, 05:00 pm
Fountain Bookstore
Richmond, VA

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