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{The books that find their way into our hearts.}

In which Mr. Thomas Pierce does not write about penguins, Inkwood Books puts up a mailbox, Mr. Pat Conroy fears that nobody has books anymore, and Mr. Clyde Edgerton thinks that "faith" is a slippery term.

January 11, 2014

Dearest Readers,

What would someone deduce about you from the books you keep on your bookshelf? In a recent talk Mr. Pat Conroy mentioned that he would like to peak into the houses of people (that's a writer for you, always looking for a story) and see what books they had. Only, "nobody has books anymore," Mr. Conroy lamented.

Of course this is not true. Certainly it is not true of a group of people who would come to hear Pat Conroy give a talk. They all, presumably, have his books on their shelves--although to give Mr. Conroy credit her ladyship, the editor, doesn't believe he would be all that interested in finding his own books on a shelf. After all, he's already read those.

But  the idea that you can tell something about a person by the books they own (and hopefully read) is a tempting one. A person's books are far more intimate --and easily deciphered-- a choice than the pattern they have chose for their upholstery or the type dishes they use to set their table.

Her ladyship's dishes

Mr. Conroy, should he ever visit her ladyship, the editor, would be gratified to find many books upon which to draw possibly erroneous conclusions about her character. Alas, almost the first deduction he would make is that her ladyship, the editor, never bothers to dust.

Read 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.

Before I GoThe kale is gone. I'm standing in front of the open refrigerator, allowing the cool air to escape around my bare thighs. I've pushed aside the stacks of Tupperware, containing leftovers of dinners that we'll never eat. I've searched the crisper, even digging beneath the wilted celery (does anybody ever use an entire bag of celery before it goes rubbery?). There was some type of slime that had accrued on the bottom of the drawer. I added cleaning it out to my mental list of duties. I even pulled all the organic milk and juice cartons rfrom the top shelf and looked behind them. No dice.

The kale is definitely gone.

Then I hear it. The high-pitched squeal of Queen Gertrude, our Abyssinian guinea pig, coming from the living room. And I know what's happened to my greens.

I feel anger bubble up inside of me ike a bottle of Dr. Pepper that's been rolling around the floorboard of a car--just waiting for the top to be taken off so it can burst free from its confined plastic.

It's just kale.
It's just kale.
It's just cancer.

--Colleen Oakley, Before I Go (Gallery Books, 2015) 9781476761664

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Book & Author Gossip

Clyde Edgerton

RaneyReligion – and the day-to-day practices of faith – are often part of Edgerton’s work. He said the encounters of fundamentalists with the outside world impact people in different ways. “Sometimes it's good. Sometimes bad, sometimes somewhere in between, I'm thinking. After the ‘real world,’ encounter, the person may come to hate the real world – which in my view would be a problem for the person and the real world. Or, the person may desert a belief in mystery, ethics, moral needs – and this could be a problem for the person and the world,” he said. “Faith is a slippery term,” Edgerton said.

Nobody has books anymore

As Conroy was wrapping up the “Laughter & Literature with a Hint of Southern Charm” he told the near-capacity crowd at Flagler College’s Lewis Auditorium something that resonated with me. Conroy said what he’d really like to do is visit each of our houses to see our books. “Nobody has books anymore,” said Conroy. And he’s right.

The Hall of Small Mammals

The Hall of Small MammalsWriter Thomas Pierce has included no penguins in his new short story collection. It's called "Hall of Small Mammals." But the mammals he does showcase, besides humans, of course, tend to be highly unusual - part prehistoric, part ahistoric, magical even. Thomas has a vivid imagination.

Inkwood books has mail

In 3 years our lease is up. I'm putting $5 in this mailbox every time someone compares me to Meg Ryan in You've Got Mail. I should have enough to buy the property by 2018. Also, her store CLOSES at the end of the movie.... and she's a petite blonde! Not happening! But, if you meet a wealthy billionaire who wants to bankroll a small independent bookstore...send him my way...unless his last name is Bezos.

The world made straight made in NC

The World Made Straight“The World Made Straight” is as much a product of North Carolina as any film in recent memory. Written and filmed here, it’s based on a real-life Civil War-era massacre in Madison County – and directed by a Tar Heel native, with soundtrack music from North Carolina artists throughout. But the project had its beginnings in a vow made on the other side of the world.

Main Street Books for sale

Saying they’re ready to retire, the owners of Main Street Books in downtown Davidson have put the shop up for sale. “The time has come,” Betty Reinke said Wednesday. “We’re getting too old to work such long days.” Reinke, 77, has co-owned the business for the past 20 years with Barbara Freund, who founded it in 1987 after taking over a small bookstore on the site.  Main Street Books is at 126 S. Main St., next door to Summit Coffee. Over the years, and through the decline of chain bookstores and the Great Recession, Reinke and Freund have kept the business alive.

Byrd wins Crooks Corner Book Prize

ByrdTwo things the South has in spades: good food and great writers. And what better place to unite the two than Chapel Hill, North Carolina’s iconic Crook’s Corner? Long known for both its sumptuous take on Southern comfort food and as a gathering spot for the city’s abundant creative community, the restaurant took a cue from the Bohemian cafés of Paris for a concept well suited to Southern soil—the Crook’s Corner Book Prize. Now in its second year, the prize is reserved for debut novels set in the South and drew some 45 submissions in 2014. Just announced this week is this year’s winning author, Raleigh-based Kim Church for her debut, Byrd: A kaleidoscope of letters, musical lyrics, and narrated vignettes that center on the story of a small-town North Carolina bookstore clerk, Addie. After reuniting with her youthful love, she bears a son but surrenders him for adoption, and then must come to grips with her choice.

Q&A with Chris Scotton

The Secret Wisdom of the EarthIn my teens and 20s I was an avid backpacker and backwoods camper and took many trips into the mountains of Appalachia, primarily in Virginia and West Virginia. Those trips infused in me an intense love of the mountains and the people of the region — I’ve come to love it like a local. I chose eastern Kentucky because it seems to be a place of great paradox — stunning natural beauty but saddled with an economy that is destroying the very essence of the place.

What is it about chefs and tattoos

What is it with chefs and tattoos? Is there a male chef out there under 30 who hasn’t got ink all up his arms and probably all up his back too? I don’t doubt a few women chefs have tats as well, but if they do they’re a bit more discrete about it.

Pomegranate Books opening cafe

Ever since Kathleen Jewell opened Pomegranate Books nearly 10 years ago, she has envisioned her shop with a café.  “I love the idea of having a cup of coffee or tea while browsing a bookstore,” she said. For several years Jewell served coffee brewed from a Bunn-O-Matic to her customers while searching for ways to incorporate a café into her bookstore, 4418 Park Ave. Now, with the help of daughter Adrian and son-in-law Manol Georgieff, Café Zola is coming to life.

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Lady Banks {Book} Trailer Park

The Terrible Two

“You don’t have to be a cow, like cows, or even know a cow to love the Terrible Two.” —Dave Eggers

The Secret Wisdom of the EarthMiles Murphy is not happy to be moving to Yawnee Valley, a sleepy town that's famous for one thing and one thing only: cows. In his old school, everyone knew him as the town's best prankster, but Miles quickly discovers that Yawnee Valley already has a prankster, and a great one. If Miles is going to take the title from this mystery kid, he is going to have to raise his game. 

It's prankster against prankster in an epic war of trickery, until the two finally decide to join forces and pull off the biggest prank ever seen: a prank so huge that it would make the members of the International Order of Disorder proud. 

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Read This! Recommended Reading from Southern Booksellers

Okra Picks

From the Okra Picks

The Hall of Small Mammals
by Thomas Pierce

The Hall of Small MammalsA wild, inventive ride of a short story collection from a distinctive new American storyteller.

The stories in Thomas Pierce’s Hall of Small Mammals take place at the confluence of the commonplace and the cosmic, the intimate and the infinite. A fossil-hunter, a comedian, a hot- air balloon pilot, parents and children, believers and nonbelievers, the people in these stories are struggling to understand the absurdity and the magnitude of what it means to exist in a family, to exist in the world.

In “Shirley Temple Three,” a mother must shoulder her son’s burden—a cloned and resurrected wooly mammoth who wreaks havoc on her house, sanity, and faith. In “The Real Alan Gass,” a physicist in search of a mysterious particle called the “daisy” spends her days with her boyfriend, Walker, and her nights with the husband who only exists in the world of her dreams, Alan Gass.  Like the daisy particle itself—“forever locked in a curious state of existence and nonexistence, sliding back and forth between the two”—the stories in Thomas Pierce’s Hall of Small Mammals are exquisite, mysterious, and inextricably connected.

From this enchanting primordial soup, Pierce’s voice emerges—a distinct and charming testament of the New South, melding contemporary concerns with their prehistoric roots to create a hilarious, deeply moving symphony of stories.

Buy from an indie

More Okra Picks!

Recommended by Lemuria Books (Jackson, MS)

From the Lemuria Books Blog: If I ever get to read again, part 2

Tell the Wolves I'm HomeTell the Wolves I’m Home by Carol Rifka Brunt

Two summers ago a customer came into the store and successfully sold this book to three Lemurians. I am the last of the three who has not yet read it, and it eats me up inside. Hannah can tell you, this book is amazing.





The Tropic of Serpents by Marie Brennan

Blue MindI love the first book in this series, A Natural History of Dragons, and I mean love. Then again, I do love dragons, but there’s more to this book than just mythical creatures. Personally, I think the main idea behind this series is really creative. It’s a memoir of a fictional woman in a fictional world where there are such things as dragon naturalists. Did I mention the action and adventure?

The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde

HOW HAVE I NOT YET READ THIS?? My life is missing crucial elements and experiences and this book is one of them. One day, Mr. Wilde, I will read this book of yours, hopefully, in the not too distant future.Jane Eyre

Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte

While Jane Eyre is not necessarily something Ron Weasley would describe as “a bit of light reading,” (that’s a Harry Potter reference for you crazy kids out there who have yet to read the series) I have always wanted to read this classic. And I think this winter, under the cold and rain-drenched skies, would be an excellent time to start.




Blue Mind

The Orenda by Joseph Boyden

If you have found yourself within Lemuria during this past year, then you have most likely heard of this book. It’s even been blogged about before, by Hannah and Andre; and for good reason, it’s amazing. Maybe I’m not allowed to technically say that yet since I’m only halfway through, but who cares? I’m going to say it anyway. IT’S AMAZING.


The Shadow of the Wind by Carlos Ruiz Zafon

Shadow of the WindHave you ever experienced that moment when you come across a book and find yourself drawn to it without knowing anything about it, other than what the cover says, that this is the book for you? Well, that is how I feel about this book. I can’t say whether I will love it or not since I have not read it yet, but there is something inside me that says I don’t have a choice in the matter. Just read this excerpt:

“Once, in my father’s bookshop, I heard a regular customer say that few things leave a deeper mark on a reader than the first book that finds its way into his heart. Those first images, the echo of words we think we have left behind, accompany us throughout our lives and sculpt a palace in our memory to which, sooner or later—no matter how many books we read, how many worlds we discover, or how much we learn or forget—we will return.”The Name of the Wind

The Name of the Wind by Patrick Rothfuss

This just looks wonderful, if you’re into fantasy, then this is the book for you. When anyone comes into the store looking for something in this genre, it’s one of the first books either Austenor Daniel will recommend.





The Kept by James Scott

The KeptI’m not far into the story, just thirty pages or so, but it was interesting enough to get me to buy a copy of the book for myself. Which is saying something, because I am a poor college student who can’t afford to purchase a copy of every book I want to read.

More bookseller recommendations


Southern Indie Bestsellers

For the week ending December 28, 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. All the Light We Cannot See
Anthony Doerr, Scribner, $27, 9781476746586
2. Gray Mountain
John Grisham, Doubleday, $28.95, 9780385537148
3. The Goldfinch
Donna Tartt, Little Brown, $30, 9780316055437
4. Station Eleven
Emily St. John Mandel, Knopf, $24.95, 9780385353304
okra5. Somewhere Safe With Somebody Good
Jan Karon, Putnam Adult, $27.95, 9780399167447

6. The Escape
David Baldacci, Grand Central, $28, 9781455521197
7. Leaving Time
Jodi Picoult, Ballantine, $28, 9780345544926
8. Redeployment
Phil Klay, Penguin Press, $26.95, 9781594204999
9. Lila
Marilynne Robinson, FSG, $26, 9780374187613
10. The Book of Strange New Things
Michel Faber, Hogarth, $28, 9780553418842
11. Some Luck
Jane Smiley, Knopf, $26.95, 9780307700315
12. Hope to Die
James Patterson, Little Brown, $29, 9780316210966
13. The Paying Guests
Sarah Waters, Riverhead, $28.95, 9781594633119
14. Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki and His Years of Pilgrimage
Haruki Murakami, Knopf, $25.95, 9780385352109
15. Nora Webster
Colm Toibin, Scribner, $27, 9781439138335


1. Yes Please
Amy Poehler, Dey Street, $28.99, 9780062268341
2. Small Victories
Anne Lamott, Riverhead, $22.95, 9781594486296
3. The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up
Marie Kondo, Ten Speed Press, $16.99, 9781607747307
4. Killing Patton
Bill O'Reilly, Martin Dugard, Holt, $30, 9780805096682
okra5. Jerry Lee Lewis: His Own Story
Jerry Lee Lewis, Rick Bragg, Harper, $27.99, 9780062078223
6. Being Mortal
Atul Gawande, Metropolitan, $26, 9780805095159
7. Everything I Need to Know I Learned From a Little Golden Book
Diane Muldrow, Golden Books, $9.99, 9780307977618
8. Deep Down Dark
Hector Tobar, FSG, $26, 9780374280604
9. The Motivation Manifesto
Brendon Burchard, Hay House, $19.99, 9781401948078
10. The Adrenal Reset Diet
Alan Christianson, Harmony, $26, 9780804140539
11. 41: A Portrait of My Father
George W. Bush, Crown, $28, 9780553447781
12. Not That Kind of Girl
Lena Dunham, Random House, $28, 9780812994995
13. Undeniable: Evolution and the Science of Creation
Bill Nye, St. Martin's, $25.99, 9781250007131
14. The Innovators
Walter Isaacson, S&S, $35, 9781476708690
15. Can't We Talk About Something More Pleasant?
Roz Chast, Bloomsbury, $28, 9781608198061


1. Orphan Train
Christina Baker Kline, Morrow, $14.99, 9780061950728
2. Gone Girl
Gillian Flynn, Broadway, $15, 9780553418361
3. The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry
Gabrielle Zevin, Algonquin, $14.95, 9781616204518
4. The Martian
Andy Weir, Broadway, $15, 9780553418026
5. The Luminaries
Eleanor Catton, Back Bay, $18, 9780316074292
6. Where'd You Go, Bernadette
Maria Semple, Back Bay, $14.99, 9780316204262
7. The Rosie Project
Graeme Simsion, S&S, $15.99, 9781476729091
8. Dept. of Speculation
Jenny Offill, Vintage, $15, 9780345806871
9. The Strange Library
Haruki Murakami, Knopf, $18, 9780385354301
10. The Ocean at the End of the Lane
Neil Gaiman, Morrow, $14.99, 9780062255662
11. The Signature of All Things
Elizabeth Gilbert, Penguin, $17, 9780143125846
12. Americanah
Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, Anchor, $15.95, 9780307455925
13. The Light Between Oceans
M.L. Stedman, Scribner, $16, 9781451681758
14. Sharp Objects
Gillian Flynn, Three Rivers, $14, 9780307341556
15. The Alchemist (25th Anniversary Edition)
Paulo Coelho, HarperOne, $16.99, 9780062315007


1. Unbroken
Laura Hillenbrand, Random House, $16, 9780812987119
2. Wild
Cheryl Strayed, Vintage, $15.95, 9781101873441
3. The Boys in the Boat
Daniel James Brown, Penguin, $17, 9780143125471
4. Wreck This Journal
Keri Smith, Perigee, $15, 9780399161940
5. American Sniper
Chris Kyle, Scott McEwen, Morrow, $15.99, 9780062376336
6. The World Almanac and Book of Facts, 2015
Sarah Janssen (Ed.), World Almanac, $13.99, 9781600571909
7. Quiet
Susan Cain, Broadway, $16, 9780307352156
8. The Old Farmer's Almanac 2015
Old Farmer's Almanac, $7.95, 9781571986368
9. The Map of Heaven
Eben Alexander, M.D., S&S, $16.99, 9781476766409
10. Black Diamonds: The Downfall of an Aristocratic Dynasty and the Fifty Years That Changed England
Catherine Bailey, Penguin, $17, 9780143126843
11. The Imitation Game: Alan Turing, the Enigma
Andrew Hodges, Princeton University Press, $16.95, 9780691164724
12. The Death of Santini: The Story of a Father and His Son
Pat Conroy, Dial Press, $16, 9780385343527
13. A Brief History of Time
Stephen Hawking, Bantam, $18, 9780553380163
14. The Girls of Atomic City
Denise Kiernan, Touchstone, $16, 9781451617535
15. Let's Explore Diabetes With Owls
David Sedaris, Back Bay, $17, 9780316154703


1. A Game of Thrones
George R.R. Martin, Bantam, $9.99, 9780553593716
2. Gone Girl
Gillian Flynn, Broadway, $9.99, 9780553418354
3. The Catcher in the Rye
J.D. Salinger, Little Brown, $8.99, 9780316769488
4. A Dance With Dragons
George R.R. Martin, Bantam, $9.99, 9780553582017
5. American Sniper
Chris Kyle, Scott McEwen, Harper, $9.99, 9780062376572
6. 1984
George Orwell, Signet, $9.99, 9780451524935
7. Lord of the Flies
William Golding, Perigee, $9.99, 9780399501487
8. The Hobbit
J.R.R. Tolkien, Del Rey, $8.99, 9780345534835
9. Dune
Frank Herbert, Ace, $9.99, 9780441172719
10. Good Omens
Neil Gaiman, Terry Pratchett, HarperTorch, $7.99, 9780060853983


1. The Book With No Pictures
B.J. Novak, Dial, $17.99, 9780803741713
2. The Day the Crayons Quit
Drew Daywalt, Oliver Jeffers (Illus.), Philomel, $17.99, 9780399255373
3. Goodnight Moon
Margaret Wise Brown, Clement Hurd (Illus.), Harper, $8.99, 9780694003617
4. Once Upon an Alphabet
Oliver Jeffers, Philomel, $26.99, 9780399167911
5. Pete the Cat Saves Christmas
Eric Litwin, James Dean (Illus.), Harper, $17.99, 9780062110626
6. The Bunny Rabbit Show!
Sandra Boynton, Workman, $6.95, 9780761180609
7. Pat the Bunny
Dorothy Kunhardt, Golden, $9.99, 9780307120007
8. Frozen (Little Golden Book)
Victoria Saxon, Grace Lee (Illus.), Random House/Disney, $3.99, 9780736430517
9. The Animals' Santa
Jan Brett, Putnam Juvenile, $17.99, 9780399257841
10. Caps for Sale
Esphyr Slobodkina, Esphyr Slobodkina (Illus.), HarperTrophy, $6.99, 9780064431439


1. We Were Liars
E. Lockhart, Delacorte, $17.99, 9780385741262
2. Paper Towns
John Green, Speak, $9.99, 9780142414934
3. Looking for Alaska
John Green, Speak, $9.99, 9780142402511
4. Unbroken (Young Adult Adaptation)
Laura Hillenbrand, Delacorte Press, $19.99, 9780385742511
5. An Abundance of Katherines
John Green, Speak, $9.99, 9780142410707
6. If I Stay
Gayle Forman, Speak, $10.99, 9780147514530
7. The Fault in Our Stars
John Green, Speak, $12.99, 9780142424179
8. Minecraft: Construction Handbook
Scholastic, $7.99, 9780545685177
9. Brown Girl Dreaming
Jacqueline Woodson, Nancy Paulsen Books, $16.99, 9780399252518
10. The Giver
Lois Lowry, Harcourt, $9.99, 9780544340688


1. Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul
Jeff Kinney, Amulet, $13.95, 9781419711893
2. The Maze Runner
James Dashner, Delacorte, $10.99, 9780385385206
3. The Scorch Trials (The Maze Runner, Book 2)
James Dashner, Ember, $9.99, 9780385738767
4. The Blood of Olympus (The Heroes of Olympus, Book Five)
Rick Riordan, Hyperion, $19.99, 9781423146735
5. Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone
J.K.Rowling, Scholastic, $10.99, 9780590353427
6. The Death Cure (The Maze Runner, Book 3)
James Dashner, Delacorte, $9.99, 9780385738781
7. Insurgent (Divergent, #2)
Veronica Roth, Katherine Tegen Books, $17.99, 9780062024046
8. Divergent
Veronica Roth, Katherine Tegen Books, $12.99, 9780062387240
9. Allegiant (Divergent, #3)
Veronica Roth, Katherine Tegen Books, $19.99, 9780062024060
10. Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Hard Luck
Jeff Kinney, Amulet, $13.95, 9781419711329

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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.

Gray Mountain
Somewhere Safe With Somebody Good
Leaving Time
The Book of Strange New Things
Some Luck
Nora Webster
Jerry Lee Lewis: His Own Story
The Adrenal Reset Diet
Undeniable: Evolution and the Science of Creation
The Luminaries
Where'd You Go, Bernadette
The Signature of All Things
The Light Between Oceans
Sharp Objects
The Alchemist (25th Anniversary Edition)
Wreck This Journal
The Old Farmer's Almanac 2015
The Map of Heaven
Black Diamonds: The Downfall of an Aristocratic Dynasty and the Fifty Years That Changed England
The Imitation Game: Alan Turing, the Enigma
A Brief History of Time
The Girls of Atomic City
The Catcher in the Rye
A Dance With Dragons
Lord of the Flies
The Hobbit
Good Omens
Pete the Cat Saves Christmas
The Bunny Rabbit Show!
Caps for Sale
An Abundance of Katherines



Events at Southen Indie Bookstores

MEGAN MAYHEW BERGMAN presents ALMOST FAMOUS WOMEN  (author appearance)
Megan Mayhew Bergman
01/15/2015, 07:00 pm
Malaprops Bookstore

Julian Zelizer - The Urgency of Now - Gables  (author appearance)
Julian Zelizer
01/15/2015, 08:00 pm
Books & Books Inc
Coral Gables, FL

KIDS: Chris Grabenstein - ESCAPE FROM MR. LEMONCELLO'S LIBRARY - Gables  (author appearance)
Chris Grabenstein
01/15/2015, 06:30 pm
Books & Books Inc
Coral Gables, FL

INKWOOD'S Official Book Club! -- READY PLAYER ONE  (book club)
01/15/2015, 07:00 pm
Inkwood Books
Tampa, FL

James W. Hall Booksigning  (author appearance)
James W. Hall
01/15/2015, 07:00 pm
Murder on the Beach Mystery Bookstore
Delray Beach, FL

TAMI HOAG presents COLD COLD HEART  (author appearance)
Tami Hoag
01/15/2015, 06:00 pm
Vero Beach Book Center
Vero Beach, FL

January Book Club  (book club)
01/15/2015, 07:00 pm
Bound To Be Read Books
Atlanta, GA

Cliterati Open No Mic  (other event)
01/15/2015, 07:30 pm
Charis Books & More
Atlanta, GA

Brian Boyles: New Orleans Boom and Blackout: One Hundred Days in America's Coolest Hot Spot  (author appearance)
Brian Boyles
01/15/2015, 06:00 pm
Garden District Book Shop
New Orleans, LA

Bill Loehfelm - DOING the DEVIL'S WORK (Roots of Music Fundraiser)  (author appearance)
Bill Loehfelm
01/15/2015, 06:00 pm
Octavia Books
New Orleans, LA

okraDeborah Johnson -The Secret of Magic  (author appearance)
Deborah Johnson
01/15/2015, 07:00 pm
Charlotte, NC

Coffee with the Poet Featuring Kirk Thomas  (other event)
01/15/2015, 10:30 am
City Lights Bookstore
Sylva, NC

Kristyn Kusek Lewis discusses Save Me  (author appearance)
Kristyn Kusek Lewis
01/15/2015, 07:00 pm
Flyleaf Books
Chapel Hill, NC

Bookends Book Club discusses Winesburg Ohio  (book club)
01/15/2015, 04:00 pm
McIntyre's Fine Books
Pittsboro, NC

Author Event: Power Through Partnership: How Women Lead Better Together - Betsey Joseph and Maggie Chotas  (author appearance)
Maggie Chotas
01/15/2015, 07:00 pm
Park Road Books
Charlotte, NC

Jim Dotson - Taking On Goliath  (author appearance)
Jim Dotson
01/15/2015, 07:00 pm
Quail Ridge Books & Music
Raleigh, NC

Living at the End of Life: A Panel Discussion  (other event)
01/15/2015, 07:00 pm
Scuppernong Books
Greensboro, NC

Author event with Andra Watkins author of Not Without My Father  (author appearance)
Andra Watkins
01/15/2015, 06:30 pm
Parnassus Books
Nashville, TN

JENNIFER NIVEN presents ALL THE BRIGHT PLACES  (author appearance)
Jennifer Niven
01/16/2015, 07:00 pm
Malaprops Bookstore

Luty Molíns - El último romántico - Gables  (author appearance)
Luty Molíns
01/16/2015, 06:30 pm
Books & Books Inc
Coral Gables, FL

David J. Pollay - The 3 Promises - Gables  (author appearance)
01/16/2015, 08:00 pm
Books & Books Inc
Coral Gables, FL

Sam Daley- Harris - Reclaiming Our Democracy - Gables  (author appearance)
Sam Daley-Harris
01/16/2015, 06:30 pm
Books & Books Inc
Coral Gables, FL

HAPPY HOUR with MICHAEL GARRIGA author of THE BOOK OF DUELS  (author appearance)
Michael Garriga
01/16/2015, 05:00 pm
Inkwood Books
Tampa, FL

Tami Hoag  (author appearance)
Tami Hoag
01/16/2015, 07:00 pm
Murder on the Beach Mystery Bookstore
Delray Beach, FL

okraDEBORAH JOHNSON presents THE SECRET OF MAGIC  (author appearance)
Deborah Johnson
01/16/2015, 01:00 pm
Vero Beach Book Center
Vero Beach, FL

Amy-Jill Levine- Short Stories by Jesus  (author appearance)
Amy-Jill Levine
01/16/2015, 07:00 pm
Turnrow Books
Greenwood, MS

Catherine Carter Reads from Her New Chapbook  (author appearance)
Catherine Carter
01/16/2015, 06:30 pm
City Lights Bookstore
Sylva, NC

Megan Mayhew Bergman Reading Almost Famous Women  (author appearance)
Megan Mayhew Bergman
01/16/2015, 07:00 pm
Hub City Bookshop
Spartanburg, SC

Elizabeth Hein-Author of How to Climb the Eiffel Tower  (author appearance)
Elizabeth Hein
01/16/2015, 11:00 am
Litchfield Books
Pawleys Island, SC

David Hagberg  (author appearance)
David Hagberg
01/17/2015, 05:00 pm
Bookstore 1 Sarasota

Aleyso Bridger - Tu quinceañera - Gables  (author appearance)
Aleyso Bridger
01/17/2015, 02:00 pm
Books & Books Inc
Coral Gables, FL

Amy Fleisher Madden - A Million Miles - Gables  (author appearance)
Amy Fleisher Madden
01/17/2015, 07:00 pm
Books & Books Inc
Coral Gables, FL

Junior Orange Bowl Creative Writing Award Ceremony - What can we do about climate change? - Gables  (other event)
01/17/2015, 11:00 am
Books & Books Inc
Coral Gables, FL

Heidi Siefkas - When All Balls Drop: The Upside to Losing Everything - Gables  (author appearance)
Heidi Siefkas
01/17/2015, 05:00 pm
Books & Books Inc
Coral Gables, FL

David Hagberg- Retribution  (author appearance)
David Hagberg
01/17/2015, 05:00 pm
Bookstore 1 Sarasota
Sarasota, FL

Tim Federle - HICKORY DAIQUIRI DOCK: Cocktails with a Nursery Rhyme Twist  (author appearance)
Tim Federle
01/17/2015, 06:00 pm
Octavia Books
New Orleans, LA

McIntyre's Books Author Events Kel Landis – The Little Book of Do!  (author appearance)
Kel Landis III
01/17/2015, 11:00 am
McIntyre's Fine Books
Pittsboro, NC

McIntyre's Books Author Events Elizabeth Russell – Other People’s Money  (author appearance)
Elizabeth Russell
01/17/2015, 02:00 pm
McIntyre's Fine Books
Pittsboro, NC

Author Event: Fatal Choices - Cathy Zalenski  (author appearance)
Cathy Zalenski
01/17/2015, 11:00 am
Park Road Books
Charlotte, NC

Author Event: Curbside Events - Multiple Authors - Curbside Splendor Publishing  (author appearance)
Dmitry Samarov
01/17/2015, 02:00 pm
Park Road Books
Charlotte, NC

Mamie Potter with -Good Relations: QRB & the Self-Published Author Workshop  (writers group)
01/17/2015, 10:00 am
Quail Ridge Books & Music
Raleigh, NC

Daniel Wallace -The Cat's Pajamas  (author appearance)
Daniel Wallace
01/17/2015, 11:00 am
Regulator Bookshop
durham, NC

Kristen Jeffers -A Black Urbanist  (author appearance)
Kristen Jeffers
01/17/2015, 07:00 pm
Scuppernong Books
Greensboro, NC

Reception for Fiction Contest Winner Heather Bell Adams  (other event)
01/17/2015, 05:00 pm
The Fountainhead Bookstore
Hendersonville, NC

Bucky Williams-Hooker Launch Party  (author appearance)
Bucky Williams-Hooker
01/17/2015, 01:00 pm
Fiction Addiction
Greenville, SC

Alicia Moody  (author appearance)
Alicia Moody
01/17/2015, 07:00 pm
Hub City Bookshop
Spartanburg, SC

okraAuthor event with Deborah Johnson, author of The Secret of Magic  (author appearance)
Deborah Johnson
01/17/2015, 02:00 pm
Parnassus Books
Nashville, TN

POETRY LocalMic-A PoetryLife Community Event  (author appearance)
Patricia Averbach
01/18/2015, 02:00 pm
Bookstore 1 Sarasota

Writers at Home Reading Series  (other event)
01/18/2015, 03:00 pm
Malaprops Bookstore

Sean Strub: Body Counts  (author appearance)
Sean Strub
01/18/2015, 04:00 pm
Books & Books Inc
Coral Gables, FL

Poetry LocalMic  (author appearance)
Patricia Averbach
01/18/2015, 02:00 pm
Bookstore 1 Sarasota
Sarasota, FL

Sunday Sleuths  (book club)
01/18/2015, 03:00 pm
Murder on the Beach Mystery Bookstore
Delray Beach, FL

Paperback Fiction Book Club  (book club)
01/18/2015, 06:15 pm
Avid Bookshop
Athens, GA

Brad Taylor, No Fortunate Son  (author appearance)
Brad Taylor
01/18/2015, 02:00 pm
FoxTale Book Shoppe
Woodstock, GA

Author Event: Dream: A Guide To Grieving Gracefully: 5 Keys To Unlock The Grip Of Grief - Kristi Smith  (author appearance)
Kristi Smith
01/18/2015, 02:00 pm
Park Road Books
Charlotte, NC

Lorenzo Marion, Psychic Medium & Spiritual Teacher  (author appearance)
Lorenzo Marion
01/19/2015, 06:00 pm
Copperfish Books

SARAH ADDISON ALLEN presents FIRST FROST  (author appearance)
Sarah Addison Allen
01/19/2015, 07:00 pm
Malaprops Bookstore

Francine Mary Netter - Medicine's Michelangelo - Gables  (author appearance)
Francine Mary Netter
01/19/2015, 06:30 pm
Books & Books Inc
Coral Gables, FL

15 Views of Miami - Gables  (author appearance)
15 Views of Miami
01/19/2015, 08:00 pm
Books & Books Inc
Coral Gables, FL

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