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{The recipes mama never needed to write down.}

In which Mr. Rick Bragg writes down the recipes his mama never needed to, Mr. John Shelton Reed thinks Clinton may have lost North Carolina because she went to the wrong barbecue joint, and her ladyship, the editor, contemplates re-arranging her bookshelves.

November 27, 2016

In This Issue

Lady Banks' Commonplace Book | Read This! | The List | Okra Picks | Trailer Park | Holiday Gift Guide | A New Heroine for Young Adult Fantasy | Event Calendar | Southern Indie Bestsellers


Dearest Readers

Those of her ladyship's readers who live in the vicinity of Tuscaloosa, Alabama or Franklin, Tennessee, have a new option for your holiday shopping. Two new bookstores have opened (or are in the process of opening) -- each with their own commitment to serve their local communities (and especially their local authors) and each with their own bookselling philosophy.

Bound Booksellers, in Franklin, TN says that "I don’t know if the idea for a bookstore existed initially in our minds — it was more as a community hub for the local artistic community of singers, writers, and artists, but with the backdrop of a bookstore.” (via)

And the owner of Ernest & Hadley Booksellers, which plans to open its doors on December 11th, plans to make her store unique "by encouraging community input and arranging the store chronologically instead of alphabetically or by genre." (via)

That is, book lovers will be able to find a "Lost Generation" section featuring the work of writers like Hemingway, Gertrude Stein, and F. Scott Fitzgerald, but also books about the writers, their era, and the places they lived. History, fiction, poetry, biography . . . all in one place coalesced around one interesting idea. 

Her ladyship, the editor, is entranced by the notion. She is already eyeing her own bookshelves, wondering how she might best re-arrange them.

Read Independently. And shop local!

her ladyship, the editor

Lady Banks' Pick of the Week

The Hundred Story HomeWhen Stanley was 12, he told a friend in carpool, "My mother loves to type! That's all she does! That's what she does all day long!" 

Katherine Clark wins Willie Morris Award for Southern Fiction

Lady Banks' Commonplace Book

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

Serafina and the Twisted StaffAt that moment, she heard a sound from above like an autumn breeze flowing through the tops of the trees. But there wasn't a breeze. The midnight air was chilled and quiet The midnight air was chilled and quiet and perfectly still, like God, was holding breath.

She heard a delicate, almost gossamer, whisper-like murmur. She looked up, but all she could see were the branches of the trees. Rising to her feet, she brushed off the simple green work dress that Mrs. Vanderbilt had given her the day before and walked through the forest, listening for the sound. She tried to determine the direction it was coming from. She tilted her head left and then right, but the sound seemed to have no position. She made her way over to a rocky outcropping, where the ground fell steeply away into a forested valley. From here she could see a great distance, miles yonder across the mist to the silhouettes of the Blue Ridge Mountains on the other side. A thin layer of silvery white clouds glowing with light passed slowly in front of the moon. The brightness of the moon cast a wide-arching halo in the feathery clouds, shone through them, and threw a long, jagged shadow onto the ground behind her.

-- Robert Beatty, Serafina and the Twisted Staff (Disney-Hyperion, 2016) 

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All Over But the Shoutin'"I learned my chicken and dressin' from Sis. Her real name was Maudie, and she and Daddy was first cousins. She was bad to cuss. Everything was blankety-blank this and blankety-blank that. But my God she could cook." 

Rick Bragg on his mama's cookbook


Read This!

Recommended reading from Southern Indie Booksellers

Captive Nation: Black Prison Organizing in the Civil Rights Era

Much like his previous book, The Outlaws of America: the Weather Underground and the Politics of Solidarity, Berger focuses herein on the radical edge of the 1960s/70s movement.

His argument, hardly a new one, is what caused the radicalization of the civil rights movement was the attempt to imprison its most impassioned voices. The leadership of what came to be the Black Power movement was schooled for revolution behind the walls of the American supermax prison system.

Perhaps the most influential name of Black Power, George Jackson did not leave prison alive, yet he remains a powerful symbol near half a century after George Jackson was shot down in the prison yard at San Quentin.

Captive Nation: Black Prison Organizing in the Civil Rights Era by Dan Berger (University of North Carolina Press) Recommended by Glen at A Cappella Books Atlanta GA


In the Shadow of Liberty by Kenneth C. Davis

Like paintings with shadowy figures in darkened corners, the lives of four of our nation's first presidents cannot be fully understood without opening the pages of Kenneth Davis' In the Shadow of Liberty . George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, James Madison, and Andrew Jackson were founding fathers who risked their lives for the principles of freedom and liberty, while denying these rights to the slaves they owned, bought, and sold their entire lives.

Davis' exhaustive research and objective narrative reveal men whose lofty ideals were easier to legislate than to apply to their personal lives. The stories of five black slaves whose lives were entwined with these men and their families on a very intimate level are revealed in the context of a society in which the economic value of each could not be denied. Davis highlights the ironic juxtaposition of these bastions of liberty and their enslaved companions with a clarity that made me consider how very difficult it can be to truly live out the values we claim to cherish. A key title in understanding the humanity of these famous Americans for ages 10+.

In the Shadow of Liberty, (Henry Holt $17.99), recommended by Cindy at Quail Ridge Books, Raleigh, NC.


The Secret of Magic

Set in Mississippi at the close of WWII, The Secret of Magic is the story of the tragic treatment of a returning black GI, which draws in noted civil rights attorney Thurgood Marshall. But it also a story about the power of books and stories, especially those we encounter as children, to affect lives.

I loved this book and will be recommending it to fans of The Help and Mudbound.

The Secret of Magic by Deborah Johnson (Berkley) Recommended by Jill at Fiction AddictionGreenville SC 


More bookseller recommendations

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“I don’t know if the idea for a bookstore existed initially in our minds — it was more as a community hub for the local artistic community of singers, writers, and artists, but with the backdrop of a bookstore” 

Bound Booksellers opens in Franklin, Tennessee

The List: Helen's Top Ten History & Biography Books

From Quail Ridge Books: Long-time employees, new customers; new employees, long-time customers! All of us are coming together in our beautiful new space. In order for you to know a bit about us, we’ve put together a new book display in the store called “Take Ten.” Each month we’ll feature one of our stellar staff members and ten books that he or she loves. Look for the display on the column near the front counter. For December, we're featuring Helen Stewart, our Floor Manager, someone you may only catch a glimpse of as she moves through the store making sure all is in order and beautifully presented. Helen is the go-to person for history and biography recommendations. Here’s her top ten:

Undaunted Courage An Army at Dawn The Day of Battle The Guns at Last Light Clementine Louisa Operation Mincement Double Cross Astoria The Lost City of Z

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The World's Largest Man"I think what people need is a book that is a total diversion from politics and reality."

Post-election reading from Indie booksellers


{Book} Trailer Park: Serafina and the Black Cloak

Serafina and the Black Cloak


Holy Smoke"Hillary Clinton’s choice of a barbecue stop in Charlotte at the end of the presidential campaign. She and President Obama ate at the Midwood Smokehouse, which has a varied and upscale menu, and is not considered a traditional barbecue eatery. Meanwhile, Donald Trump was buying one of those $3.50 barbecue sandwiches at Stamey’s in Greensboro."

The politics of North Carolina Barbecue


Okra Picks: The Forgetting

"A well-crafted fable for our time: as we focus on filling the plate in front of us, we risk forgetting where it came from, what it cost, and what that means."  -Kirkus Reviews

What isn't written, isn't remembered. Even your crimes. Nadia lives in the city of Canaan, where life is safe and structured, hemmed in by white stone walls and no memory of what came before. But every twelve years the city descends into the bloody chaos of the Forgetting, a day of no remorse, when each person's memories--of parents, children, love, life, and self--are lost. Unless they have been written.

In Canaan, your book is your truth and your identity, and Nadia knows exactly who hasn't written the truth. Because Nadia is the only person in Canaan who has never forgotten.

But when Nadia begins to use her memories to solve the mysteries of Canaan, she discovers truths about herself and Gray, the handsome glassblower, that will change her world forever. As the anarchy of the Forgetting approaches, Nadia and Gray must stop an unseen enemy that threatens both their city and their own existence - before the people can forget the truth. And before Gray can forget her.


Okra Picks

When the store opens Lambert-Brown said a section of it will be dedicated to the authors of “the Lost Generation,” such as Hemingway, Gertrude Stein and F. Scott Fitzgerald.

Ernest & Hadley Bookstore opening in Tuscaloosa, Alabama


The Holiday Gift Guide, the children's books

Holiday Gift Guide

At the end of the year her ladyship posts a holiday gift guide of books to be found in the gift catalogs of Southern indie bookstores. You can find the full guide here. Or ask for a catalog from your local bookshop.

If you are shopping for anyone this Christmas season, ages 9-12, a wonderful new series has hit the shelves called Serafina and the Black Cloak by Robert Beatty. Serafina’s father is the maintenance man at the Biltmore mansion and they secretly live in the estate mansion. She has always minded her father and never wandered into the parts of the estate that were forbidden but when children start to go missing Serafina decides to take action before each and every one of them are gone. She wanders into the woods where she discovers hidden legends of magic that are tied to her heritage which she in turn must use to defeat the evil man kidnapping the kids. This debut series is sure to be a thrilling adventure for young readers to enjoy and the setting is a place they can actually visit one day! Serafina is wonderful new hero and a fun new middle grade series. 

The New York City Ballet has been known for delivering classic ballet stories with a modern twist. This year they bring to us George Balanchine’s quintessential production, The Nutcracker, and just in time to be the perfect holiday gift! The New York City Ballet production of this hit classic is considered to be “the” leading production in the world and now it can be enjoyed right in the homes of those who can’t necessarily travel to the city. This is a beautiful picture book which encompasses illustrations inspired by the actual backdrops and scenery they use in the real-life production. The story also imitates the choreography of the famous ballet. This is a must-have for every aspiring ballerina’s library or any family who enjoys this classic story at Christmastime. 

Young Reader Non-Fiction

Shopping for any animal lovers between the ages of 8-12? If the answer is yes, check out these two book by Animal Planet; Animal Planet Animal Atlas and Animal Planet Strange, Unusual, Gross & Cool Animals. The first is an atlas of animals which takes you continent by continent to visit animals in their habitats globally. The second is a fun book and bound to be a hit with kids, especially for reluctant readers or anyone who loves totally gross and amazing animals. It is stocked full with over 200 vibrant photographs and fun facts about animals with unusual behaviors, strange appearances, and remarkable stats. 

If you are a military family or are shopping for any kiddo that is in one, Brave Like Me, by Barbara Kerley is must have for this Christmas! Through the story of a young girl and boy dealing with deployment, this book captures the worries, fears, trials, and triumphs they experience while waiting for their parents to return home. Another great option to consider is Paws of Courage: True Tales of Heroic Dogs that Protect and Serve by Nancy Furstinger. In this touching book we get a glimpse into the lives of some real canine war heroes. Their touching stories are sure to inspire animal lovers everywhere through stunning imagery and inspiring tales of bravery, friendship, heroism, and devotion. 

If you’re shopping for anybody between the ages of 8-12 that has fun doing science projects and experiments, look no further, Maker Lab: Make Your Own Science Experiments is the perfect book for you! In this cool Smithsonian approved book you’ll find 30 kid-tested experiments that use household products. This is a very user friendly book with lots of pictures, so even if you’re not a science-minded adult, you’ll have fun doing these crafts with your kids. 

Shopping for any Lego Lovers? Lego has released another book in their line of non-fiction and this one covers the topic of our world and everything in it. In the 176 pages of Fantastic: A Lego Adventure in the Real World, you’ll find inspiration for every boy and girl with full page spreads of everything related to our world from geography and history to technology and pop-culture.

Young Adult

If you have any fans of Young Adult on your shopping list this year, young or old, here are three books you should consider adding to their library. Every Exquisite Thing is a contemporary realistic fiction by Matthew Quick. This is a sad, fun eye-opening and at times weird ode to the misfits, following the life of Nanette O’Hare. She’s been a good girl all of her life but when a favorite teacher gifts her his old copy of The Bubblegum Reaper, a mysterious, out-of-print cult classic, the rebel within Nanette awakens.

The next book to look at is Holding Up the Universe by Jennifer Niven. This young adult romance novel stars a morbidly obese girl (who has to be removed from her house by a crane in order to join the real world) and a boy who cannot recognize anyone’s faces. When these two wind up in group counseling together, the time they spend together changes them. This book has rave reviews and is bound to be a hit with readers aged 14 and up.


The last YA book that you should consider checking out is Replica by bestselling author Lauren Oliver (author of “Before I Fall” and the “Delirium” trilogy). Replica is a truly unique science fiction/fantasy book or a duology as they are calling it, containing two narratives; turn the book one way and read Lyra’s story, or turn the book over and upside down and read Gemma's story. This is a masterful “flip book” novel that explores issues of individuality, identity, and humanity. The story centers around Haven Institute and all the mysteries surrounding this secretive facility where thousands of replicas, or human models, are born, raised, and observed. 

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A New Heroine for Young Adult Fantasy

(Reprinted with permission from Historical Novels Review, Issue 78, November 2016)

Serafina and the Twisted StaffRobert Beatty’s new series featuring Serafina, a twelve-year-old girl living in the basement of the famous Biltmore Estate in North Carolina during the Gilded Age, has ignited the world of Young Adult fiction and is quickly becoming the next big thing within the genre, as well as crossing over to an older audience.

Serafina and the Black Cloak (Disney Hyperion, 2015) received its much anticipated follow-up in 2016 with Serafina and the Twisted Staff, which carried over seamlessly with an action-packed introduction and fresh mystery for the beloved protagonist.

Serafina, the proverbial underdog, is at once a relatable, awkward pre-teen girl and a mysterious, otherworldly creature with questionable ancestry. What, other than this magnificent characterization, has made her such a hit?

An impressive mix of history and folklore, this series borders on a subgenre which has been quite prolific in the industry: historical fantasy. While many of these novels have vague settings with imaginative storylines rather than factual ones, the Serafina books stay true to both the era and the history of the Biltmore Estate, which is a major tourist attraction in scenic Asheville, North Carolina. As such, the books have historical integrity while also delving into Appalachian lore, albeit with a magical twist.

The folklore, in particular, has opened this series to many readers — those who love Harry Potter-type books, as well as Southern and local enthusiasts, who are interested in the background and history of the Blue Ridge Mountains. Serafina’s father, a mountain man and the chief mechanic at the Biltmore Estate, speaks in Appalachian dialect, giving his character credibility and the added charm of resembling Hogwart’s groundskeeper, Hagrid. In addition, there are catamounts, along with other wildlife of the region, and eerie places such as an overgrown graveyard, an abandoned town, and miles of dark, though beautiful, forests. Mention of haints, shape-shifters and creatures of the night bring this series fully into the ranks of Young Adult Gothic novels.

As for the historical aspect, George Washington Vanderbilt II, his wife, Edith Stuyvesant Dresser Vanderbilt, and the estate’s landscape architect, Frederick Law Olmsted, are all real historical figures of the late 19th and early 20th centuries. In Serafina and the Twisted Staff, there is even a scene with Consuelo Vanderbilt, a prominent member of the Vanderbilt family who was a fashion icon and married to the 9th Duke of Marlborough.

Robert Beatty is a regular visitor to the estate and has minutely detailed his story to match the setting as it was in the late 19th century. The rooms and grounds are described accurately, including statues, secret passages, and even props that exist to this day.

Beatty has been forthcoming in interviews about the fact that this series is heavily influenced by the opinions of his wife and daughters. They are his sounding board for ideas and suggestions, and have also been involved with the making of the book trailers. With such a thorough and kid-inclusive process, it’s no wonder the series has received overwhelmingly positive reviews and occasioned much excitement among school-aged readers.

The immensely brave and good-hearted Serafina has found her place among the ranks of popular children’s series and is cornering the market on local lore in the South. With a packed author event schedule and opportunity for avid fans to explore the Biltmore Estate first-hand, Serafina is finding her way into the hands — and hearts — of eager audiences. What’s next for our admirable Chief Rat Catcher? After revelations at the end of Serafina and the Twisted Staff, the third book — as yet untitled — can’t be released soon enough!

Arleigh Johnson has worked in the book industry for more than a decade and is an active member of the book blogging community with her websites and She has been reviewing books online for nine years, and for the HNS since 2011.

Okra Picks


Southern Indie Bestsellers

For the week ending November 20. Books on the Southern Indie Bestseller List that are southern in nature or have been recently recommended by southern indie booksellers.

- The Pat Conroy Southern Book Prize | Okra Pick! - A SIBA Okra Pick 
See the full list here
Printable versions: Hardcover | Paperback | Children.


1. The Whistler
John Grisham, Doubleday, $28.95, 9780385541190
2. The Underground Railroad
Colson Whitehead, Doubleday, $26.95, 9780385542364
3. Night School
Lee Child, Delacorte, $28.99, 9780804178808
4. No Man's Land
David Baldacci, Grand Central, $29, 9781455586516
5. Swing Time
Zadie Smith, Penguin Press, $27, 9781594203985


1. Hillbilly Elegy
J.D. Vance, Harper, $27.99, 9780062300546
2. Settle for More
Megyn Kelly, Harper, $29.99, 9780062494603
3. Our Revolution: A Future to Believe In
Bernie Sanders, Thomas Dunne Books, $27, 9781250132925
4. Born to Run
Bruce Springsteen, S&S, $32.50, 9781501141515
5. A Lowcountry Heart: Reflections on a Writing Life
Pat Conroy, Nan A. Talese, $25, 9780385530866

Also of note:

7. Two by Two
Nicholas Sparks, Grand Central, $27, 9781455520695
5. A Lowcountry Heart: Reflections on a Writing Life
Pat Conroy, Nan A. Talese, $25, 9780385530866
6. Raymie Nightingale
Kate DiCamillo, Candlewick, $16.99, 9780763681173
6. Serafina and the Black Cloak
Robert Beatty, Disney/Hyperion, $7.99, 9781484711873

Special to the Southern List

Click on a book to purchase from a great indie bookstore! See the full Southern Indie Bestseller list and the books that are Special to the Southern List here.

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Events at Southern Indie Bookstores

See the full calendar | Find a Southern Indie Bookstore near you

Thomas Swick Book Signing  (author appearance)
Thomas Swick | 11/30/2016, 07:00 pm | A Cappella Books | Atlanta, GA

Bill Lascher - EVE OF A HUNDRED MIDNIGHTS  (author appearance)
Bill Lascher | 11/30/2016, 07:00 pm | Octavia Books | New Orleans, LA

News of the World by Paulette Jiles  (author appearance)
Paulette Jiles | 11/30/2016, 05:00 pm | Lemuria Books | Jackson, MS

Author Event: H. Stephen Shoemaker - Jesus Stories  (author appearance)
H. Stephen Shoemaker | 11/30/2016 | Park Road Books | Charlotte, NC

Elizabeth Cox - A Question of Mercy  (author appearance)
Elizabeth Cox | 11/30/2016, 07:00 pm | Quail Ridge Books & Music | Raleigh, NC

Frye Gaillard and Kathryn Scheldt  (author appearance)
Frye Gaillard | 12/01/2016, 06:00 pm | Page & Palette | Fairhope, AL

Raghavan Iyer - Smashed, Mashed, Boiled, and Baked--And Fried, Too! - Gables  (author appearance)
Raghavan Iyer | 12/01/2016, 08:00 pm | Books & Books Inc | Coral Gables, FL

Andrew Gross Booksigning  (author appearance)
Andrew Gross | 12/01/2016, 07:00 pm | Murder on the Beach Mystery Bookstore | Delray Beach, FL

A History Forum with Dr. Robert Taylor featuring guest historian, author Larrie D. Ferreiro presenting - Brothers At Arms  (author appearance)
Larrie D. Ferreiro | 12/01/2016, 04:00 pm | Vero Beach Book Center | Vero Beach, FL

David Sansing with MISSISSIPPI GOVERNORS  (author appearance)
David Sansing | 12/01/2016, 05:00 pm | Square Books | Oxford, MS

Author Event: Jessica Stevens - Secondhand Romance  (author appearance)
Jessica Stevens | 12/01/2016, 07:00 pm | Park Road Books | Charlotte, NC

Sarah Shaber - Louise's Lies  (author appearance)
Sarah Shaber | 12/01/2016, 07:00 pm | Quail Ridge Books & Music | Raleigh, NC

THE CAROLINA TABLE: North Carolina Writers on Food   (author appearance)
Lee Smith | 12/01/2016, 07:00 pm | Regulator Bookshop | Durham, NC

Backroads and Byways of Virginia's Bill Lohmann/Bob Brown Meet and Greet!   (author appearance)
Bill Lohmann | 12/01/2016, 12:30 pm | Fountain Bookstore | Richmond, VA

J. STEVEN MANOLIS presenting Key West: Changing Colors  (author appearance)
J. Steven Manolis | 12/02/2016, 07:00 pm | Books & Books Inc | Coral Gables, FL

Fred Lichtenberg  (author appearance)
Fred Lichtenberg | 12/02/2016, 07:00 pm | Murder on the Beach Mystery Bookstore | Delray Beach, FL

Sarah Hubbard & Sarah Cook: THE STORY OF A SWEET GUM  (author appearance)
Sarah Hubbard | 12/02/2016, 06:30 pm | Avid Bookshop | Athens, GA

A Night of Queer Memoir and Magic From Transgress Press  (author appearance)
Antonia Amprino | 12/02/2016, 07:30 pm | Charis Books & More | Atlanta, GA

The Infinite by Nicholas Mainieri  (author appearance)
Nicholas Mainieri | 12/02/2016, 05:30 pm | Lemuria Books | Jackson, MS

Warren Ellis discusses his new techno-thriller Normal  (author appearance)
Warren Ellis | 12/02/2016, 07:00 pm | Flyleaf Books | Chapel Hill, NC

Scott McBride | 12/02/2016, 05:00 pm | Page After Page | Elizabeth City, NC

Cassandra King - A Lowcountry Heart  (other event)
12/02/2016, 11:00 am | Litchfield Books | Pawleys Island, SC

Meet Annie Hallinan, Author of The Sweetest Christmas Eve  (author appearance)
Annie Hallinan | 12/02/2016, 12:30 pm | Fountain Bookstore | Richmond, VA

Niels Shoe Meulman - SHOE is My Middle Name - Miami Beach  (author appearance)
Niels Shoe Meukman | 12/03/2016, 05:00 pm | Books & Books Inc | Coral Gables, FL

OFFSITE: Andy Cohen - Superficial - Temple Beth David  (author appearance)
Andy Cohen | 12/03/2016, 07:30 pm | Books & Books Inc | Coral Gables, FL

Rosalind Bunn - Thunder and a Lightening Bug Launch Party  (author appearance)
Rosalind Bunn | 12/03/2016, 01:00 pm | FoxTale Book Shoppe | Woodstock, GA

Little Stories by Malcolm White  (author appearance)
Malcolm White | 12/03/2016, 11:00 am | Lemuria Books | Jackson, MS

Life Is Gift: Remembrances of John Rowan Claypool IV  (other event)
12/03/2016, 01:00 pm | Lemuria Books | Jackson, MS

Mississippians in the Great War  (author appearance)
Anne Webster | 12/03/2016, 03:00 pm | Lemuria Books | Jackson, MS

Sheryl Monks Short Story Collection   (author appearance)
Sheryl Monks | 12/03/2016, 03:00 pm | City Lights Bookstore | Sylva, NC

Michael Mayo – Jimmy & Fay  (author appearance)
Michael Mayo | 12/03/2016, 11:00 am | McIntyre's Fine Books | Pittsboro, NC

Storytime with Lonia Broderick  (author appearance)
Lonia Broderick | 12/03/2016, 12:00 pm | Page 158 Books | Wake Forest, NC

Author Event: "The Education of Dixie Dupree," by Donna Everhart  (author appearance)
Donna Everhart | 12/03/2016, 02:00 pm | Page 158 Books | Wake Forest, NC

Natasha Ervin  (author appearance)
Natasha Ervin | 12/03/2016, 10:00 am | Page After Page | Elizabeth City, NC

Melinda Long & Kate Salley Palmer In-Store Signing  (author appearance)
Kate Salley Palmer | 12/03/2016, 11:00 am | Fiction Addiction | Greenville, SC

Andrea Pippins with Becoming Me: A Work in Progress  (author appearance)
Andrea Pippins | 12/03/2016, 05:00 pm | Hooray For Books | Alexandria, VA

Colin W. Sargent at Prince Books  (author appearance)
Colin W. Sargent | 12/03/2016, 02:00 pm | Prince Books | Norfolk, VA

Jennifer Holland - Unlikely Friendships: Dogs - Bal Harbour Shops  (author appearance)
Jennifer S. Holland | 12/04/2016, 12:00 pm | Books & Books Inc | Coral Gables, FL

Cully Perlman - The Losses - Gables  (author appearance)
Cully Perlman | 12/04/2016, 04:00 pm | Books & Books Inc | Coral Gables, FL

Sara Claytor, Cedric Tillman & Janet Joyner - An Afternoon of NC Poets  (author appearance)
Cedric Tillman | 12/04/2016, 02:00 pm | Quail Ridge Books & Music | Raleigh, NC

The Christmas Donkey  (author appearance)
Donna Thornton | 12/04/2016, 01:00 pm | Hub City Bookshop | Spartanburg, SC

Signing with Emily Martin  (author appearance)
Emily B. Martin | 12/04/2016, 02:00 pm | M. Judson, booksellers and storytellers | Simpsonville, SC

Charlie Engle - Running Man  (author appearance)
Charlie Engle | 12/05/2016, 07:00 pm | Quail Ridge Books & Music | Raleigh, NC

Sheryl Monks  (author appearance)
Sheryl Monks | 12/05/2016, 06:00 pm | Hub City Bookshop | Spartanburg, SC

FANNIE FLAGG  (author appearance)
Fannie Flagg | 12/06/2016, 06:00 pm | Page & Palette | Fairhope, AL

William Dunlap - Short Mean Fiction - Gables  (author appearance)
William Dunlap | 12/06/2016, 06:30 pm | Books & Books Inc | Coral Gables, FL

Mardy Grothe - Metaphors Be With You  (author appearance)
Mardy Grothe | 12/06/2016, 07:00 pm | Quail Ridge Books & Music | Raleigh, NC

Ticketed Indian Feast with Author Monica Bhide at Camden's Dogtown Market   (author appearance)
Monica Bhide | 12/06/2016, 06:30 pm | Fountain Bookstore | Richmond, VA

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