Lady Banks

On the usefulness of beach towels in hurricane season.

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{On the usefulness of beach towels in hurricane season.}

In which Mr. Pat Conroy hopes he has outlived his enemies, Union Avenue Books launches (literally) "Crone Delivery," a guidebook tells us where to find a coon dog graveyard, and beach towels are insufficient protection against a hurricane.

June 1, 2014

Dear readers,

June is a month known for many things--for summer flowers and weddings on the beach and busy farmer's markets. If one happens to live on the Carolina coast, it is also the beginning of hurricane season.

Her ladyship, the editor, was forcibly reminded of this fact this week when two new books blew into her tbr stack: Summer Wind, by Mary Alice Monroe, and Dorothea Benton Frank's newest novel, The Hurricane Sisters.

Her ladyship suspects the authors of some collusion.

The Hurricane SistersThe Hurricane Sisters is set in author's beloved South Carolina Lowcountry, amidst of family of three generations, each of whom is facing crisis. A martriarch that is losing control over her life, a daughter whose life threatens to veer into unexpected directions, a granddaughter whose choices are still before her, and who seems set on making the wrong ones. What does it take to bring a family together that is falling apart? There are real and metaphorical maelstroms in this story.

...but really, her ladyship is just coveting the umbrella on the cover of the book, although she concedes it would offer little in the way of protection in a hurricane. Neither are beach towels, for that matter. Something that her ladyship, the editor knowsfor a fact because it was included in the warning and care instruction label of the last beach towel she purchased: "Not for use as protection in a hurricane."

Summer WindWhich brings her ladyship to Mary Alice Monroe's Summer Wind. Another coastal island in the Lowcountry, another family in crisis. Another gathering of several generations of women who come together to support each other in their struggles...both emotional and weather-related. Dora has retreated to her family's house on Sullivan Island to pick up the pieces of her life after her marriage disintigrates. Her sisters and "Mawmaw" rally to her side, but the only one who can cure "broken heart syndrome" is the one whose heart is broken. Summer Wind is the second in a trilogy that began with Summer Girls, but it stands alone, like the family's house, but not like the women of the family who live and love in it.

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.

A Long Time GoneI was born in the same bed that my mama was born in, and her mama before her, and even further back than anybody alive could still remember. It was as if the black wood of the bedposts were meant to root us Walker women to this place of flat fields and fertile soil carved from the great Mississippi. But like the levees built to control the mighty river, it never held us for long.

We were born screaming into this world, the beginning of a lifelong quest to find what would quiet us. Our legacy was our ability to coax living things from fallow ground, along with a desperate need to see what lay beyond the delta. A need to quell a hurt whose source was as unexplainable as its force.

Whatever it was that drove us away was never stronger than the pull of what brought us back. Maybe it was the feel of the dark Mississippi mud or the memory of the old house and the black bed into which we’d been born, but no matter how far we ran, we always came back.

--Karen White, A Long Time Gone (NAL,2014) 9780451240460

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Book & Author Gossip

 

Susan Cato receives Pat Conroy Lifetime Achievement Award

"When people like Pat Conroy have such a microphone to tell the world how wonderful Beaufort is, we want to show how much we appreciate them," Williams said of the Pat Conroy Palmetto Achievement Award, which the writer accepted Friday night during the chamber's annual Civitas Awards Dinner. Conroy, without missing a beat, joked that he must have outlived his enemies if the Beaufort community is honoring him with an annual award.

The book festival that lasts all year long

Save the DateStarting on Tuesday with a release party for Mary Kay Andrews’ new book, the aptly named Save the Date, the Book Festival will kick off a year-round schedule of events, featuring high-profile authors from around the nation

Natchez Burning leaves lasting impression

Greg Iles' bestseller, Natchez Burning, is a thriller about race crimes from the past, and it's likely to be made into a movie. Iles, 54, has already decided he can see Morgan Freeman in the crucial role of a wheelchair-bound defence lawyer.

The writer as exile

The Only Sounds We MakeLee Zacharias’ work is informed by her childhood in the Midwest and her adulthood in the South. The Only Sounds We Make is a book of personal essays concerned with language, image and memory. Published by Spartanburg’s Hub City Press this month, The Only Sounds We Make is a diverse collection of 12 metaphorical essays that explore subjects as varied as the great migration, the geology of the Grand Canyon and the author’s father’s suicide.

 

 

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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.

Meet Karen White

Mary Alice MonroeKaren White's love affair with the south has taken her across much of the region, from her home in Atlanta to Savannah, Mississippi, Louisiana, South Carolina's Lowcountry and the mountains of North Carolina. Her travels have provided inspiration as well as details for the settings of her books, including her recent New York Times bestseller, On Folly Beach.

"My parents are from Mississippi," says Karen, "so I've always considered myself a Southern girl. I've lived all over the world so I didn't actually take root in the South until I moved to Georgia eighteen years ago. But I did spend most of my childhood wishing I had a Southern hometown to call my own, though I learned to be satisfied with visits to my grandmother's house in Indianola, Mississippi and the family ties that always brought us back there."

Request Karen for a book club or event

Karen's Profile Page on STARS

Upcoming events with Karen White at indie bookstores

06/05/2014, 07:00 pm | Bookmiser | Roswell, GA
06/08/2014, 03:00 am | Fiction Addiction | Greenville, SC
06/09/2014, 07:00 pm | The Fountainhead Bookstore | Hendersonville, NC
06/11/2014, 07:00 pm | Park Road Books | Charlotte, NC
06/12/2014, 07:30 pm | Quail Ridge Books & Music | Raleigh, NC
06/14/2014, 11:00 am | The Country Bookshop | Southern Pines, NC
06/16/2014, 12:00 pm | Page & Palette | Fairhope, AL
06/20/2014, 06:00 pm | Octavia Books | New Orleans, LA

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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Lady Banks {Book} Trailer Park

And Still I Rise

And Still I RiseYou may write me down in history
With your bitter, twisted lies,
You may trod me in the very dirt
But still, like dust, I’ll rise.

Does my sassiness upset you?
Why are you beset with gloom?
‘Cause I walk like I’ve got oil wells
Pumping in my living room.

Just like moons and like suns,
With the certainty of tides,
Just like hopes springing high,
Still I’ll rise.

Maya Angelou, 1928-2014

 

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Bookstore Gossip

Look! What's that in the sky? It's a bird! It's a plane! It's....

Crone Delivery

Union Avenue Books (Knoxville, TN) announces local downtown delivery...or that the entire staff can now fly. We're not sure.

Meet the owner: Inkwood Books (Tampa, FL)

“Some people say ‘Wow, you’re living my dream of owning a bookstore,”’ she said. “But for me it wasn’t like that. It was just something at the right time in my life.”

Book your lunch: Fiction Addiction (Greenville, SC)

Women are ruling the month of June. The roundup of literary events and news in and around town is full of talented Southern female authors, from Mary Alice Monroe’s book signing at Fiction Addiction to Susan Tekulve’s well-deserved award for best novel published in the South.

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Read This! Okra Picks & Recommended Reading from Southern Booksellers


Okra Picks

From the Okra Picks

A Long Time Gone 
by Karen White

9780451240460 | New American Library | 06/03/2014

Read the first chapter!
A Long Time Gone

"We Walker women were born screaming into this world, the beginning of a lifelong quest to find what would quiet us. But whatever drove us away was never stronger than the pull of what brought us back...."

When Vivien Walker left her home in the Mississippi Delta, she swore never to go back, as generations of the women in her family had. But in the spring, nine years to the day since she'd left, that's exactly what happens--Vivien returns, fleeing from a broken marriage and her lost dreams for children.

What she hopes to find is solace with "Bootsie," her dear grandmother who raised her, a Walker woman with a knack for making everything all right. But instead she finds that her grandmother has died and that her estranged mother is drifting further away from her memories. Now Vivien is forced into the unexpected role of caretaker, challenging her personal quest to find the girl she herself once was.

But for Vivien things change in ways she cannot imagine when a violent storm reveals the remains of a long-dead woman buried near the Walker home, not far from the cypress swamp that is soon to give up its ghosts. Vivien knows there is now only one way to rediscover herself--by uncovering the secrets of her family and breaking the cycle of loss that has haunted her them for generations.

More Okra Picks!


Read This! Recommendations from Southern Indie Booksellers

Staff picks from A Novel Experience in Zebulon, Georgia

A Week in WinterA Week in Winter by Maeve Binchy

Those of you who are fans of Maeve Binchy's great stories will appreciate her last book, A Week in Winter.  The story is set in a small town on the west coast of Ireland.  A decaying mansion is transformed into a place of welcome for vacationing strangers.  You'll meet Chicky Starr, whose dream it is to transform Stone House.  And, you'll meet the guests who begin to enjoy a week in winter there.  A comfortable chair, some time for yourself, and you'll be all set for a satisfying read.
-- Susan

 

Forever DixieForever Dixie: A Field Guide to Southern Cemeteries & Their Residents by Douglas Keister

Recently, I have been working on a history tour of Pike County and, as many of its notables are now located in our many cemeteries, I have had occasion to visit these places. This handy little volume is chock full of tidbits about funerary architecture, symbolism, secret societies and clubs and great photos. There are features on famous Southerners as well as everyday citizens--there's even an entry on a coon dog graveyard. Knowing more about what the monuments mean has enhanced my understanding of how people were honored and remembered by their communities. I keep my copy in the car for impromptu field trips!
-- Chris

More recommended reading from southern bookstores

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Southern Indie Bestsellers

For the week ending May 25, 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.

HARDCOVER FICTION

1. The Goldfinch
Donna Tartt, Little Brown, $30, 9780316055437
okra2. Natchez Burning
Greg Iles, Morrow, $27.99, 9780062311078

3. The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry
Gabrielle Zevin, Algonquin, $24.95, 9781616203214
okra4. The Invention of Wings
Sue Monk Kidd, Viking, $27.95, 9780670024780

5. The One & Only
Emily Giffin, Ballantine, $28, 9780345546883
6. All the Light We Cannot See
Anthony Doerr, Scribner, $27, 9781476746586
7. Delicious!
Ruth Reichl, Random House, $27, 9781400069620
8. The Target
David Baldacci, Grand Central, $28, 9781455521203
9. The Son
Jo Nesbo, Knopf, $25.95, 9780385351379
10. Unlucky 13
James Patterson, Maxine Paetro, Little Brown, $28, 9780316211291
11. Lovers at the Chameleon Club, Paris 1932
Francine Prose, Harper, $26.99, 9780061713781
12. The Last Kind Words Saloon
Larry McMurtry, Liveright, $24.95, 9780871407863
13. The Husband's Secret
Liane Moriarty, Amy Einhorn Books, $25.95, 9780399159343
14. Field of Prey
John Sandford, Putnam Adult, $28.95, 9780399162381
15. Acts of God
Ellen Gilchrist, Algonquin, $23.95, 9781616201104

HARDCOVER NONFICTION

1. Capital in the Twenty-First Century
Thomas Piketty, Belknap Press, $39.95, 9780674430006
2. Flash Boys
Michael Lewis, Norton, $27.95, 9780393244663
3. Everything I Need to Know I Learned
From a Little Golden Book Diane Muldrow, Golden Books, $9.99, 9780307977618
4. Clouds of Glory: The Life and Legend of Robert E. Lee
Michael Korda, Harper Torch, $40, 9780062116291
5. One Nation: What We Can All Do to Save America's Future
Ben Carson, Candy Carson, Sentinel, $25.95, 9781595231123
okra6. Under Magnolia
Frances Mayes, Crown, $26, 9780307885913

7. Stress Test
Timothy F. Geithner, Crown, $35, 9780804138598
8. Congratulations, by the Way
George Saunders, Random House, $14, 9780812996272
9. James Madison: A Life Reconsidered
Lynne Cheney, Viking, $36, 9780670025190
10. Think Like a Freak
Steven D. Levitt, Stephen J. Dubner, Morrow, $28.99, 9780062218339
11. Good Talk, Dad: The Birds and the Bees...and Other Conversations We Forgot to Have
Bill Geist, Willie Geist, Grand Central, $27, 9781455547227
12. Learning to Walk in the Dark
Barbara Brown Taylor, HarperOne, $24.99, 9780062024350
13. Sons of Wichita: How the Koch Brothers Became America's Most Powerful and Private Dynasty
Daniel Schulman, Grand Central, $30, 9781455518739
14. The Opposite of Loneliness
Marina Keegan, Scribner, $23, 9781476753614
15. The Fourth Revolution: The Global Race to Reinvent the State
John Micklethwait, Adrian Wooldridge, Penguin Press, $27.95, 9781594205392

TRADE PAPERBACK FICTION

1. Gone Girl
Gillian Flynn, Broadway, $15, 9780307588371
2. Orphan Train
Christina Baker Kline, Morrow, $14.99, 9780061950728
3. Me Before You
Jojo Moyes, Penguin, $16, 9780143124542
4. Where'd You Go, Bernadette
Maria Semple, Back Bay, $14.99, 9780316204262
okra5. Guests on Earth
Lee Smith, Shannon Ravenel Books, $14.95, 9781616203801

6. Fahrenheit 451
Ray Bradbury, S&S, $13.99, 9781451673319
7. The Circle
Dave Eggers, Vintage, $15.95, 9780345807298
8. A Hundred Summers
Beatriz Williams, Berkley, $16, 9780425270035
okra9. Z
Therese Anne Fowler, St. Martin's Griffin, $15.99, 9781250028662

10. Beautiful Ruins
Jess Walter, Harper Perennial, $15.99, 9780061928178
11. The Light Between Oceans
M.L. Stedman, Scribner, $16, 9781451681758
12. Life After Life
Kate Atkinson, Back Bay, $18, 9780316176491
13. The Interestings
Meg Wolitzer, Riverhead, $17, 9781594632341
14. The Longest Ride
Nicholas Sparks, Grand Central, $15, 9781455520640
15. The Dinner
Herman Koch, Hogarth, $14, 9780385346856

TRADE PAPERBACK NONFICTION

1. Cooked
Michael Pollan, Penguin, $17, 9780143125334
2. Behind the Beautiful Forevers
Katherine Boo, Random House, $16, 9780812979329
3. Heaven Is for Real
Todd Burpo, Thomas Nelson, $16.99, 9780849922077
4. The Girls of Atomic City
Denise Kiernan, Touchstone, $16, 9781451617535
5. A Higher Call
Adam Makos, Berkley, $17, 9780425255735
6. Assholes: A Theory
Aaron James, Anchor, $14.95, 9780804171359
7. Empty Mansions
Bill Dedman, Paul Clark Newell, Jr., Ballantine, $17, 9780345534538
8. F This Test
Richard Benson, Chronicle, $9.95, 9781452127767
9. Dad Is Fat
Jim Gaffigan, Three Rivers Press, $15.99, 9780385349079
10. Hyperbole and a Half
Allie Brosh, Touchstone, $17.99, 9781451666175
11. Everything That Remains
Joshua Fields Millburn, Asymmetrical Press, $16.99, 9781938793189
12. Unfathomable City: A New Orleans Atlas
Rebecca Solnit, Rebecca Snedeker, University of California Press, $29.95, 9780520274044
13. A Dog Walks Into a Nursing Home: Lessons in the Good Life from an Unlikely Teacher
Sue Halpern, Riverhead, $16, 9781594632693
14. The Devil in the White City
Erik Larson, Vintage, $16, 9780375725609
15. Into the Wild
Jon Krakauer, Anchor, $14.95, 9780307387172

MASS MARKET

1. A Game of Thrones
George R.R. Martin, Bantam, $9.99, 9780553593716
2. A Clash of Kings
George R.R. Martin, Bantam, $9.99, 9780345535429
3. To Kill a Mockingbird
Harper Lee, Grand Central, $8.99, 9780446310789
4. A Storm of Swords
George R.R. Martin, Bantam, $9.99, 9780345543981
5. A Dance With Dragons
George R.R. Martin, Bantam, $9.99, 9780553582017
6. Lord of the Flies
William Golding, Berkley, $9.99, 9780399501487
7. Slaughterhouse-Five
Kurt Vonnegut, Laurel Leaf, $7.99, 9780440180296
8. A Feast for Crows
George R.R. Martin, Bantam, $9.99, 9780553390568
9. Gifted Hands
Ben Carson, Zondervan, $6.99, 9780310214694
10. The Catcher in the Rye
J.D. Salinger, Little Brown, $8.99, 9780316769488

CHILDREN'S ILLUSTRATED

1. Oh, the Places You'll Go!
Dr. Seuss, Random House, $17.99, 9780679805274
2. Goodnight Moon
Margaret Wise Brown, Clement Hurd (Illus.), Harper, $8.99, 9780694003617
3. The Day the Crayons Quit
Drew Daywalt, Oliver Jeffers (Illus.), Philomel, $17.99, 9780399255373
4. Frozen (Little Golden Book)
Victoria Saxon, Grace Lee (Illus.), Random House/Disney, $3.99, 9780736430517
5. Fancy Nancy and the Wedding of the Century
Jane O'Connor, Robin Preiss Glasser (Illus.), Harper, $17.99, 9780062083197
6. The Pigeon Needs a Bath!
Mo Willems, Disney Press, $16.99, 9781423190875
7. The Giving Tree
Shel Silverstein, Harper, $16.99, 9780060256654
8. Locomotive
Brian Floca, Atheneum, $17.99, 9781416994152
9. Good Night, Gorilla
Peggy Rathmann, Putnam, $7.99, 9780399230035
10. The Dark
Lemony Snicket, Jon Klassen (Illus.), Little Brown, $16.99, 9780316187480

CHILDREN'S INTEREST

1. The Fault in Our Stars
John Green, Speak, $12.99, 9780142424179
2. The Book Thief
Markus Zusak, Knopf, $12.99, 9780385754729
3. Looking for Alaska
John Green, Speak, $9.99, 9780142402511
4. Wonder
R.J. Palacio, Knopf, $15.99, 9780375869020
okra5. Three Times Lucky
Sheila Turnage, Puffin, $7.99, 9780142426050

6. An Abundance of Katherines
John Green, Speak, $9.99, 9780142410707
7. Paper Towns
John Green, Speak, $9.99, 9780142414934
8. Minecraft: Redstone Handbook
Scholastic, $7.99, 9780545685153
9. We Were Liars
E. Lockhart, Delacorte, $17.99, 9780385741262
10. Minecraft: Essential Handbook
Scholastic, $7.99, 9780545669931

CHILDREN'S FICTION SERIES TITLES

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. The Maze Runner
James Dashner, Delacorte, $9.99, 9780385737951
5. The One (The Selection, #3)
Kiera Cass, Harper, $17.99, 9780062059994
6. The Scorch Trials (The Maze Runner, Book 2)
James Dashner, Ember, $9.99, 9780385738767
7. Princess Labelmaker to the Rescue! (An Origami Yoda Book)
Tom Angleberger, Amulet, $13.95, 9781419710520
8. Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Hard Luck
Jeff Kinney, Amulet, $13.95, 9781419711329
9. The Death Cure (The Maze Runner, Book 3)
James Dashner, Delacorte, $9.99, 9780385738781
10. The School for Good and Evil
Soman Chainani, Harper, $6.99, 9780062104908

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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.

Lovers at the Chameleon Club, Paris 1932
The Husband's Secret
Acts of God
Clouds of Glory: The Life and Legend of Robert E. Lee
One Nation: What We Can All Do to Save America's Future
Under Magnolia
James Madison: A Life Reconsidered
Good Talk, Dad: The Birds and the Bees...and Other Conversations We Forgot to Have
Learning to Walk in the Dark
Sons of Wichita: How the Koch Brothers Became America's Most Powerful and Private Dynasty
The Opposite of Loneliness
The Fourth Revolution: The Global Race to Reinvent the State
Guests on Earth
Fahrenheit 451
A Hundred Summers
Z
The Light Between Oceans
Life After Life
The Dinner
A Higher Call
Assholes: A Theory
Empty Mansions
F This Test
Everything That Remains
Unfathomable City: A New Orleans Atlas
A Dog Walks Into a Nursing Home: Lessons in the Good Life from an Unlikely Teacher
The Devil in the White City
Into the Wild
A Clash of Kings
To Kill a Mockingbird
A Storm of Swords
Lord of the Flies
Slaughterhouse-Five
A Feast for Crows
Gifted Hands
The Catcher in the Rye
The Giving Tree
Locomotive
The Dark
Three Times Lucky


Events

Events at Southen Indie Bookstores 

Casto Ocando - Chavistas en el Imperio  (author appearance)
Casto Ocando
06/05/2014, 06:30 pm
Books & Books Inc
Coral Gables, FL

Deeny Kaplan Lorber - Waiting at Joe's  (author appearance)
Deeny Kaplan Lorber
06/05/2014, 07:00 pm
Books & Books Inc
Coral Gables, FL

John Dufresne - No Regrets, Coyote  (author appearance)
John Dufresne
06/05/2014, 08:00 pm
Books & Books Inc
Coral Gables, FL

NAOMI WOOD presents Mrs. Hemingway  (author appearance)
Naomi Wood
06/05/2014, 06:00 pm
Vero Beach Book Center
Vero Beach, FL

okraKaren White  (author appearance)
Karen White
06/05/2014, 07:00 pm
Bookmiser
Roswell, GA

Edward Branley - NEW ORLEANS JAZZ  (author appearance)
Edward J. Branley
06/05/2014, 06:00 pm
Octavia Books
New Orleans, LA

Amy Conner signs THE RIGHT THING  (author appearance)
Amy Conner
06/05/2014, 12:00 pm
Square Books
Oxford, MS

Polly Dement signs MISSISSIPPI ENTREPRENUERS  (author appearance)
Polly Dement
06/05/2014, 05:00 pm
Square Books
Oxford, MS

okraJohn Warley discusses his novel A Southern Girl  (author appearance)
John Warley
06/05/2014, 07:00 pm
Flyleaf Books
Chapel Hill, NC

Jeanette Walls – Silver Star  (author appearance)
Jeanette Walls
06/05/2014, 06:30 pm
McIntyre's Fine Books
Pittsboro, NC

Evelyn J. Hadden signing - Hellstrip Gardening: Create a Paradise Between the Sidewalk and the Curb  (author appearance)
Evelyn J. Hadden
06/05/2014, 01:00 pm
Old Salem Museums & Gardens
Winston-Salem, NC

Author event: Lee Zacharias - The Only Sounds We Make  (author appearance)
Lee Zacharias
06/05/2014, 07:00 pm
Park Road Books
Charlotte, NC

Mary Kay Andrews- Save the Date  (author appearance)
Mary Kay Andrews
06/05/2014, 07:30 pm
Quail Ridge Books & Music
Raleigh, NC

Stories & Sweets With Rose Senehi  (author appearance)
Rose Senehi
06/05/2014, 02:00 pm
Fiction Addiction
Greenville, SC

Author event with Barbara Herman, author of Scent and Subversion  (author appearance)
Barbara Herman
06/05/2014, 06:30 pm
Parnassus Books
Nashville, TN

Bruce Holsinger tells us about A Burnable Book!  (author appearance)
Bruce Holsinger
06/05/2014, 07:00 pm
Fountain Bookstore
Richmond, VA

First Friday Author Round Up  (other event)
06/06/2014, 06:00 pm
Page & Palette
Fairhope, AL

Coral Gables Gallery Night Opening -Cubans: The Forgotten Faces by Yamila Lomba   (other event)
06/06/2014, 07:00 pm
Books & Books Inc
Coral Gables, FL

Carlos Harrison - The Ghosts of Hero Street  (author appearance)
Carlos Harrison
06/06/2014, 08:00 pm
Books & Books Inc
Coral Gables, FL

JOHN BRANDON returns to Inkwood with FURTHER JOY!  (author appearance)
John Brandon
06/06/2014, 07:00 pm
Inkwood Books
Tampa, FL

Poetry Group  (other event)
06/06/2014, 07:00 pm
A Novel Experience
Zebulon, GA

Steve Berry - The Lincoln Myth  (author appearance)
Steve Berry
06/06/2014, 07:00 pm
BookMark
Charlotte, NC

Lawrence Thackston Returns with a New Mystery  (author appearance)
Lawrence Thackston
06/06/2014, 06:30 pm
City Lights Bookstore
Sylva, NC

First Friday: Bruce Roberts Signing  (author appearance)
Bruce Roberts
06/06/2014, 05:00 pm
Duck's Cottage
Manteo, NC

JEANNETTE WALLS Presents The Silver Star   (author appearance)
Jeanette Walls
06/06/2014, 07:00 pm
Malaprop's Bookstore/Cafe
Asheville, NC

First Friday Artwalk Feturing Artist, Donna Strickland + Meet the Author, Toby Tate  (author appearance)
Toby Tate
06/06/2014, 05:00 pm
Page After Page
Elizabeth City, NC

okraJohn Warley- A Southern Girl  (author appearance)
John Warley
06/06/2014, 12:00 pm
Quail Ridge Books & Music
Raleigh, NC

Helen Pruden Kaufmann- White Gloves and Collards: A Memoir  (author appearance)
Helen Pruden Kaufmann
06/06/2014, 07:30 pm
Quail Ridge Books & Music
Raleigh, NC

Happy Hour with Dorothea Benton Frank!  (author appearance)
Dorothea Benton Frank
06/06/2014, 05:30 pm
Blue Bicycle Books
Charleston, SC

Congressman Jim Clyburn signs Blessed Experiences  (author appearance)
Jim Clyburn
06/06/2014, 05:00 pm
Books on Broad
Camden, SC

Lee Zacharias- The Only Sounds We Make  (author appearance)
Lee Zacharias
06/06/2014, 07:00 pm
Hub City Bookshop
Spartanburg, SC

Dra. Isabel - Cartas a la Dra. Isabel  (author appearance)
Dra. Isabel
06/07/2014, 02:00 pm
Books & Books Inc
Coral Gables, FL

Natalia Sylvester - Chasing the Sun  (author appearance)
Natalia Sylvester
06/07/2014, 07:00 pm
Books & Books Inc
Coral Gables, FL

Terry Godbey presents Hold Still  (author appearance)
Terry Godbey
06/07/2014, 03:00 pm
Vero Beach Book Center
Vero Beach, FL

Meet Local Children's Author Susan Nees  (author appearance)
Susan Nees
06/07/2014, 10:30 am
Avid Bookshop
Athens, GA

Brittani Sonnenberg signs HOME LEAVE  (author appearance)
Brittani Sonnenberg
06/07/2014, 05:00 pm
Square Books
Oxford, MS

LEE ZACHARIAS Presents THE ONLY SOUNDS WE MAKE  (author appearance)
Lee Zacharias
06/07/2014, 07:00 pm
Malaprop's Bookstore/Cafe
Asheville, NC

McIntyre's Books Author Events Helen Kaufman – White Gloves and Collards  (author appearance)
Helen Pruden Kaufmann
06/07/2014, 11:00 am
McIntyre's Fine Books
Pittsboro, NC

Molly Weston Mystery Tour  (author appearance)
Hannah Dennison
06/07/2014, 02:00 pm
McIntyre's Fine Books
Pittsboro, NC

Author event: Richard Plumer - Charlotte and the American Revolution  (author appearance)
Richard Plumer
06/07/2014, 11:00 am
Park Road Books
Charlotte, NC

Author event: Ruth Moose - Doing It at the Dixie Dew  (author appearance)
Ruth Moose
06/07/2014, 02:00 pm
Park Road Books
Charlotte, NC

Dori Jalazo- One’s Own Self  (author appearance)
Dori Jalazo
06/07/2014, 10:00 am
Scuppernong Books
Greensboro, NC

Poetry Slam: Writers Unleashed Youth Poetry Slam  (other event)
06/07/2014, 03:00 pm
Scuppernong Books
Greensboro, NC

Rose Senehi Reading Dancing on Rocks  (author appearance)
Rose Senehi
06/07/2014, 07:00 pm
Scuppernong Books
Greensboro, NC

Book Your Lunch with Mary Kay Andrews  (author appearance)
Mary Kay Andrews
06/07/2014, 12:00 pm
Fiction Addiction
Greenville, SC

Jason Handelsman - Jimi Hendrix Dies, Jason Handelsman is Born  (author appearance)
Jason Handelsman
06/08/2014, 06:00 pm
Books & Books Inc
Coral Gables, FL

YA for Not-So-YAs Book Club: WE WERE LIARS by E. Lockhart  (book club)
06/08/2014, 06:15 pm
Avid Bookshop
Athens, GA

Khaled Hosseini - AND THE MOUNTAINS ECHOED  (author appearance)
Khaled Hosseini
06/08/2014, 05:30 pm
Octavia Books
New Orleans, LA

HENRY NIESE Presents THE MEDICINE IS SACRED  (author appearance)
Henry Niese
06/08/2014, 03:00 pm
Malaprop's Bookstore/Cafe
Asheville, NC

Karen Pullen and Friends – Nineteen Tales of Lust, Love, and Longing  (author appearance)
Karen Pullen
06/08/2014, 02:00 pm
McIntyre's Fine Books
Pittsboro, NC

Author event: Anthony Abbott - Angel Dialogues  (author appearance)
Anthony Abbott
06/08/2014, 02:00 pm
Park Road Books
Charlotte, NC

okraTalk and Signing: Karen White  (author appearance)
Karen White
06/08/2014, 03:00 am
Fiction Addiction
Greenville, SC

okraConversation with Karen White  (author appearance)
Karen White
06/09/2014, 07:00 pm
Skyland Theater

Gabrielle Zevin - The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry  (author appearance)
Gabrielle Zevin
06/09/2014, 06:00 pm
Page & Palette
Fairhope, AL

Vero Beach Bookies June-The Burgess Boys  (book club)
06/09/2014, 10:30 am
Vero Beach Book Center
Vero Beach, FL

Making Space: A Community Writing Group for Activists, Healers, and Every Day Heroes  (writers group)
06/09/2014, 06:30 pm
Charis Books & More
Atlanta, GA

FEMFESSIONALS: BUSINESS WOMEN'S MEET & GREET  (other event)
06/09/2014, 07:00 pm
Malaprop's Bookstore/Cafe
Asheville, NC

Mystery Book Club  (book club)
06/09/2014, 07:00 pm
Malaprop's Bookstore/Cafe
Asheville, NC

Author event: Helen Pruden Kaufmann - White Gloves and Collards: A Memoir  (author appearance)
Helen Pruden Kaufmann
06/09/2014, 07:00 pm
Park Road Books
Charlotte, NC

Carrie Knowles- Ashoan's Rug  (author appearance)
Carrie Knowles
06/09/2014, 07:00 pm
Scuppernong Books
Greensboro, NC

okraKaren White  (author appearance)
Karen White
06/09/2014, 07:00 pm
The Fountainhead Bookstore
Hendersonville, NC

Salon@615 with Emily Giffin, author of The One and Only  (author appearance)
Emily Giffin
06/09/2014, 06:30 pm
Parnassus Books
Nashville, TN

Book Club -- Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail  (book club)
06/10/2014, 09:00 am
Copperfish Books

Jeff Shaara  (author appearance)
Jeff Shaara
06/10/2014, 06:00 pm
Page & Palette
Fairhope, AL

Michael Deibert - In the Shadow of Saint Death  (author appearance)
Michael Deibert
06/10/2014, 08:00 pm
Books & Books Inc
Coral Gables, FL

Chef Gale Gand here for a signing & tasting with LUNCH!  (author appearance)
Gale Gand
06/10/2014, 07:00 pm
Inkwood Books
Tampa, FL

Brittani Sonnenberg at the Toco Hills Library  (author appearance)
Brittani Sonnenberg
06/10/2014, 07:00 pm
Charis Books & More
Atlanta, GA

Immigration Law 101 for LGBTQ couples and families with Kerry McGrath--Co-sponsored by Atlanta Pride  (other event)
06/10/2014, 07:30 pm
Charis Books & More
Atlanta, GA

Jeanette Walls: The Silver Star  (author appearance)
Jeanette Walls
06/10/2014, 06:00 pm
Garden District Book Shop
New Orleans, LA

okraScott Cowen - THE INEVITABLE CITY: The Resurgence of New Orleans and the Future of Urban America  (author appearance)
Scott Cowen
06/10/2014, 07:00 pm
Octavia Books
New Orleans, LA

Andre Dubus III signs DIRTY LOVE  (author appearance)
Andre Dubus III
06/10/2014, 05:00 pm
Square Books
Oxford, MS

John Brandon signs FURTHER JOY  (author appearance)
John Brandon
06/10/2014, 05:00 pm
Square Books
Oxford, MS

okraLily Koppel - The Astronaut Wives Club  (author appearance)
Lily Koppel
06/10/2014, 07:00 pm
BookMark
Charlotte, NC

Kim Church discusses her novel Byrd  (author appearance)
Kim Church
06/10/2014, 07:00 pm
Flyleaf Books
Chapel Hill, NC

okraKAREN WHITE Presents A LONG TIME GONE  (author appearance)
Karen White
06/10/2014, 07:00 pm
Malaprop's Bookstore/Cafe
Asheville, NC

Author event: Mary Kay Andrews - Save the Date  (author appearance)
Mary Kay Andrews
06/10/2014, 07:00 pm
Park Road Books
Charlotte, NC

Orson Scott Card and Aaron Johnston  (author appearance)
Orson Scott Card
06/10/2014, 07:30 pm
Quail Ridge Books & Music
Raleigh, NC

Andrew Kaufman--Give War and Peace a Chance  (author appearance)
Andrew Kaufman
06/10/2014, 07:00 pm
Regulator Bookshop
durham, NC

Gregory Price Grieve- Playing with Religion in Video Games   (author appearance)
Gregory Price Grieve
06/10/2014, 07:00 pm
Scuppernong Books
Greensboro, NC

Kiera Cass  (author appearance)
Kiera Cass
06/10/2014, 05:00 pm
Blue Bicycle Books
Charleston, SC

Tryon Writers Hit Spartanburg!Stockdale, Powers, McMinn  (author appearance)
Suki McMinn
06/10/2014, 07:00 pm
Hub City Bookshop
Spartanburg, SC

okraCODE READ! The Inevitable City: The Resurgence of New Orleans and the Future of Urban America  (other event)
06/10/2014, 10:00 am
Fountain Bookstore
Richmond, VA

Barb Schmidt - The Practice: Simple Tools for Managing Stress, Finding Inner Peace, and Uncovering Happiness  (author appearance)
Barb Schmidt
06/11/2014, 08:00 pm
Books & Books Inc
Coral Gables, FL

Mary Boyle and Ron Smith-Atlanta Beer: A Heady History of Brewing in the Hub of the South  (author appearance)
Mary Boyle
06/11/2014, 07:15 pm
Eagle Eye Book Shop
Atlanta, GA

Peter Heller signs THE PAINTER  (author appearance)
Peter Heller
06/11/2014, 05:30 pm
Square Books
Oxford, MS

UNC Humanities' Humanities in Action: Forecasting the 2014 Midterm Elections with political science professor Sarah Treul Roberts  (other event)
06/11/2014, 04:30 pm
Flyleaf Books
Chapel Hill, NC

More Than Two: a discussion of polyamory with authors Franklin Veaux and Eve Rickert  (author appearance)
Franklin Veaux
06/11/2014, 07:00 pm
Flyleaf Books
Chapel Hill, NC

WOMEN WHO RUN WITH THE WOLVES SERIES  (other event)
06/11/2014, 07:00 pm
Malaprop's Bookstore/Cafe
Asheville, NC

okraAuthor event: Karen White - A Long Time Gone  (author appearance)
Karen White
06/11/2014, 07:00 pm
Park Road Books
Charlotte, NC

Dorothea Benton Frank- The Hurricane Sisters  (author appearance)
Dorothea Benton Frank
06/11/2014, 12:00 pm
Quail Ridge Books & Music
Raleigh, NC

Andrew Kaufman--Give War and Peace a Chance  (author appearance)
Andrew Kaufman
06/11/2014, 07:30 pm
Quail Ridge Books & Music
Raleigh, NC

Joshua H. Nadel -Futbol! Why Soccer Matters in Latin America  (author appearance)
Joshua H. Nadel
06/11/2014, 07:00 pm
Regulator Bookshop
durham, NC

Richard Mandell LEGENDARY EVOLUTION OF PINEHURST: HOME OF AMERICAN GOLF (Meet and Greet)  (author appearance)
Richard Mandell
06/11/2014, 05:30 pm
The Country Bookshop
Southern Pines, NC

okraAnton DiSclafani  (author appearance)
Anton DiSclafani
06/12/2014, 12:00 pm
Page & Palette
Fairhope, AL

Lynn Waddell - Fringe Florida  (author appearance)
Lynn Waddell
06/12/2014, 06:30 pm
Books & Books Inc
Coral Gables, FL

Marc Levy in conversation with Patrick Alexander - Replay  (author appearance)
Marc Levy
06/12/2014, 08:00 pm
Books & Books Inc
Coral Gables, FL

okraLILY KOPPEL presents The Astronaut Wives Club  (author appearance)
Lily Koppel
06/12/2014, 06:00 pm
Vero Beach Book Center
Vero Beach, FL

Avid Poetry Series: Rachael Katz, Michael Flatt, Jeff Fallis  (other event)
06/12/2014, 06:30 pm
Avid Bookshop
Athens, GA

Estelle Ford-Williamson and Majok Marier: Seed of South Sudan  (author appearance)
Majok Marier
06/12/2014, 07:00 pm
Charis Books & More
Atlanta, GA

Steve Raichlen signs Man Made Meals  (author appearance)
Steven Raichlen
06/12/2014, 07:00 pm
Eagle Eye Book Shop
Atlanta, GA

Andre Dubus III - DIRTY LOVE  (author appearance)
Andre Dubus III
06/12/2014, 06:00 pm
Octavia Books
New Orleans, LA

Maude Schuyler Clay signs DELTA DOGS  (author appearance)
Maude Schuyler Clay
06/12/2014, 05:00 pm
Square Books
Oxford, MS

ROY HOFFMAN Presents COME LANDFALL  (author appearance)
Roy Hoffman
06/12/2014, 07:00 pm
Malaprop's Bookstore/Cafe
Asheville, NC

PRB Geek book club - Ancillary Justice by Ann Leckie  (book club)
06/12/2014, 07:00 pm
Park Road Books
Charlotte, NC

okraKaren White- A Long Time Gone  (author appearance)
Karen White
06/12/2014, 07:30 pm
Quail Ridge Books & Music
Raleigh, NC

Author event with Peter Heller, author of The Painter  (author appearance)
Peter Heller
06/12/2014, 06:30 pm
Parnassus Books
Nashville, TN

Melody Dillard presents Threads of Grace: A Survivor's Journey  (author appearance)
Melody Dillard
06/12/2014, 12:00 pm
Fountain Bookstore
Richmond, VA

Daniel James Brown  (author appearance)
Daniel James Brown
06/13/2014, 06:00 pm
Page & Palette
Fairhope, AL

okraLily Koppel - The Astronaut Wives Club  (author appearance)
Lily Koppel
06/13/2014, 01:00 pm
Books & Books Inc
Coral Gables, FL

Elsie Mae Jones - Psongs For My Mother  (author appearance)
Elsie Mae Jones
06/13/2014, 06:30 pm
Books & Books Inc
Coral Gables, FL

Carlos Savournin - Name Not One Man  (author appearance)
Carlos Savournin
06/13/2014, 08:00 pm
Books & Books Inc
Coral Gables, FL

The Magic Tree House Live Reading Tour  (other event)
06/13/2014, 11:00 am
Vero Beach Book Center
Vero Beach, FL

Flyleaf Books' inaugural YA (Young Adult) Book Club, featuring E. Lockhart's We Were Liars  (book club)
06/13/2014, 05:30 pm
Flyleaf Books
Chapel Hill, NC

AN END TO SUFFERING WITH KHENPO TSULTRIM TENZIN  (other event)
06/13/2014, 07:00 pm
Malaprop's Bookstore/Cafe
Asheville, NC

Teen Writers Collective  (other event)
06/13/2014, 07:00 pm
Quail Ridge Books & Music
Raleigh, NC

Richard Moss EDEN IN THE PINES  (author appearance)
Richard Moss
06/13/2014, 05:00 pm
The Country Bookshop
Southern Pines, NC

Author event with Bill and Willie Geist, authors of Good Talk, Dad  (author appearance)
Bill and Willie Geist
06/13/2014, 06:30 pm
Parnassus Books
Nashville, TN

Ticketed Dinner with Celebrity Chef Steven Raichlen at Camden's Dogtown Market!  (author appearance)
Steven Raichlen
06/13/2014, 07:00 pm
Fountain Bookstore
Richmond, VA

Launch Party for Jeremy B. Jones- Bearwallow: A Personal History of a Mountain Homeland  (author appearance)
Jeremy B. Jones
06/14/2014, 03:00 pm
Fountainhead Bookstore

Zoe Fishman  (author appearance)
Zoe Fishman
06/14/2014, 01:00 pm
Page & Palette
Fairhope, AL

Super Duper Story Time with Miss Rachel - at ReBlossom  (other event)
06/14/2014, 12:30 pm
Avid Bookshop
Athens, GA

Estelle Ford-Williamson and Majok Marier: Seed of South Sudan (at Clarkston Library)  (author appearance)
Estelle Ford-Williamson
06/14/2014, 03:00 pm
Charis Books & More
Atlanta, GA

Anne Zachry signs RETRO BABY  (author appearance)
Anne Zachry
06/14/2014, 10:30 am
Square Books
Oxford, MS

Robbin Monteith’s Vampire Tale  (author appearance)
Robbin Monteith
06/14/2014, 03:00 pm
City Lights Bookstore
Sylva, NC

Free Prompt Writing Class with Nancy Peacock  (writers group)
06/14/2014, 10:00 am
Flyleaf Books
Chapel Hill, NC

Monica Byrne – The Girl in the Road  (author appearance)
Monica Byrne
06/14/2014, 11:00 am
McIntyre's Fine Books
Pittsboro, NC

Meet the Author: Sarah Downing  (author appearance)
SARAH DOWNING
06/14/2014, 11:00 am
Page After Page
Elizabeth City, NC

Author event: Carol Fore Injaychock - Matters of the Heart  (author appearance)
Carol Fore Injaychock
06/14/2014, 11:00 am
Park Road Books
Charlotte, NC

Word Weavers special event w/ author Jill Lord  (writers group)
06/14/2014, 02:00 pm
Park Road Books
Charlotte, NC

Saturday Storytime! Featuring Robert Dunne and drawing!  (author appearance)
Robert Dunne
06/14/2014, 11:00 am
Regulator Bookshop
durham, NC

okraKaren White A LONG TIME GONE  (author appearance)
Karen White
06/14/2014, 11:00 am
The Country Bookshop
Southern Pines, NC

Brian McCreight signs Great Googly Moogly! A Lowcountry Liar's Tales of History and Mystery  (author appearance)
Brian McCreight
06/14/2014, 02:00 pm
Books on Broad
Camden, SC

okraKaren White  (author appearance)
Karen White
06/16/2014, 12:00 pm
Page & Palette
Fairhope, AL

Bloomsday Celebration  (other event)
06/16/2014, 06:00 pm
Books & Books Inc
Coral Gables, FL

Tom Rachman - The Rise and Fall of Great Powers  (author appearance)
Tom Rachman
06/16/2014, 08:00 pm
Books & Books Inc
Coral Gables, FL

okraMeet the Author: Barbara Claypole White  (author appearance)
Barbara Claypole White
06/16/2014, 04:00 pm
Page After Page
Elizabeth City, NC

Cookbook Club  (book club)
06/16/2014, 07:00 pm
Fiction Addiction
Greenville, SC

Lisa See - China Dolls  (author appearance)
Lisa See
06/17/2014, 08:00 pm
Books & Books Inc
Coral Gables, FL

okraLisa Howorth signs FLYING SHOES  (author appearance)
Lisa Howorth
06/17/2014, 05:00 pm
Square Books
Oxford, MS

Mary Alice Monroe- The Summer Wind  (author appearance)
Mary Alice Monroe
06/17/2014, 12:00 pm
Hub City Bookshop
Spartanburg, SC

José María Campagnoli - Democracia y corrupción en la Argentina  (author appearance)
José María Campagnoli
06/18/2014, 06:30 pm
Books & Books Inc
Coral Gables, FL

Neely Tucker - The Ways of the Dead  (author appearance)
Neely Tucker
06/18/2014, 08:00 pm
Books & Books Inc
Coral Gables, FL

Nan Chase and DeNeice Guest DRINKING THE HARVEST: MAKING AND PRESERVING JUICES, WINES, MEADS, TEAS, AND CIDERS  (author appearance)
Nan Chase
06/18/2014, 04:30 pm
The Country Bookshop
Southern Pines, NC

Book Your Lunch with Mary Alice Monroe  (author appearance)
Mary Alice Monroe
06/18/2014, 12:00 pm
Fiction Addiction
Greenville, SC

Dee Phelps Booksigning  (author appearance)
Dee Phelps
06/19/2014, 07:00 pm
Murder on the Beach Mystery Bookstore
Delray Beach, FL

Alan Furst - MIDNIGHT IN EUROPE  (author appearance)
Alan Furst
06/19/2014, 06:00 pm
Octavia Books
New Orleans, LA

Coffee with the Poet Featuring Rosemary Rhodes Royston  (author appearance)
Rosemary Rhodes Royston
06/19/2014, 10:30 am
City Lights Bookstore
Sylva, NC

Author event: Kurma Murrain - In the Prism of Your Soul  (author appearance)
Kurma Murrain
06/19/2014, 06:00 pm
Park Road Books
Charlotte, NC

okraKaren White- A Long Time Gone  (author appearance)
Karen White
06/20/2014, 06:00 pm
Octavia Books
New Orleans, LA

Anya Kassoff - THE VIBRANT TABLE  (author appearance)
Anya Kassoff
06/21/2014, 05:00 pm
Inkwood Books
Tampa, FL

Susan Surman, Writing Workshop  (writers group)
06/21/2014, 10:00 am
Barnhill's
Winston-Salem, NC

Author event: Steve Lindahl - White Horse Regressions  (author appearance)
Steve Lindahl
06/21/2014, 11:00 am
Park Road Books
Charlotte, NC

Author event: Jeffrey Leak - Visible Man: The Life of Henry Dumas  (author appearance)
Jeffrey Leak
06/21/2014, 02:00 pm
Park Road Books
Charlotte, NC

Mary Alice Monroe  (author appearance)
Mary Alice Monroe
06/22/2014, 05:00 pm
Fountainhead Bookstore

Talk by Mary Alice Monroe  (author appearance)
Mary Alice Monroe
06/22/2014, 05:00 pm
The Cedars

Meet Charles Dodd White   (author appearance)
Charles Dodd White
06/22/2014, 02:00 pm
The Book Shelf
Tryon, NC

Writer's Workshop for Tween and Teens  (writers group)
06/24/2014, 09:00 am
Fountainhead Bookstore

Nigel Hamilton - THE MANTLE OF COMMAND: FDR at War, 1941-1942  (author appearance)
Nigel Hamilton
06/24/2014, 06:00 pm
Octavia Books
New Orleans, LA

Jean Kwok-Mambo in Chinatown  (author appearance)
Jean Kwok
06/25/2014, 07:15 am
Eagle Eye Book Shop
Atlanta, GA

Mary Ann Claud – The Dancin’ Man  (author appearance)
Mary Ann Claud
06/27/2014, 04:00 pm
The Book Shelf
Tryon, NC

Luncheon with Marie Alice Monroe  (author appearance)
Mary Alice Monroe
06/28/2014, 12:00 pm
Page After Page
Elizabeth City, NC

Meet the Author: John Sauls  (author appearance)
John Sauls
07/19/2014, 05:30 pm
Page After Page
Elizabeth City, NC


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