Lady Banks

Drinking rot-gut champagne with Pat Conroy


{Drinking rot-gut champagne with Pat Conroy.}

In which Mr. Donald Link explains how to fix a drink, Mr. Tim Dorsey thinks Florida crime is “weird,” Mr. David George Haskell spends an inordinate amount of time staring at a patch of dirt, and Ms. Nathalie Dupree thinks she may have attended too many parties.

February 23, 2014

Well, dear readers,

Last week her ladyship, the editor wrote about reading Russian novelists during the winter ice storm. This week the ice has melted away, the days are warmer, the nights less frigid, and the signs of spring are impossible to miss--redbuds and plums are in bloom, daffodils are up, as are all the peas in her ladyship’s garden. Overhead the Canadian geese are on their way north, but in the field across the street the robins are flocking.

Pilgrim at Tinker CreekSo her ladyship is re-reading one of her favorite “spring” books, Pilgrim at Tinker Creek by Annie Dillard. It is a book that has been a personal touchstone for her since she was a little girl and was first given the book by her mother.  But she loves to read it during this time of year, especially, because this is the time when things are first coming forth, and Annie Dillard is someone who teaches one to look closely and carefully at the small things coming forth.

For those of her readers who also remember Annie Dillard’s obsession with her creek fondly, her ladyship also recommends a more recent book, The Forest Unseen: A Year’s Watch in Nature, by David George Haskell.  Mr. Haskell, who must be a bit mad, spent a year watching a patch of old-growth forest in Tennessee and reports on the riveting events he witnesses therein. And when she says “a patch”  what her ladyship means is one square meter--an area rather less than half her ladyship’s dining room table.

The Forest UnseenThere is a reason Mr. Haskell’s book has made its appearance on the bestseller lists. As it turns out, there really is a world to be seen in a grain of sand. Or dirt. 9780143122944 9780061233326

 

 

 

 

 

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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.

Down SouthokraLet’s start with a drink

Salty, sand-dusted beach shacks along the Gulf Coast. Sweaty backyard barbecues and crawfish boils with the Black Keys blaring. Freeze-your-ass-off deer hunts and balmy evening fishing trips.

In my home town of New Orleans, there’s an elixir of options that range from fancy cocktail parties in the Garden District to a random sunny afternoon on St. Charles Avenue. It’s hard to imagine kicking back with friends anywhere--anytime--in the South without cranking music and imbibing some sort of adult beverage. Lucky for us booze, like food, is relished with gusto.

In the last couple of years, the craft cocktail trend has exploded in cities across the South. While I’m not one for affectation, the bars that do it right, with an understanding of historic context and a reliance on quality small-batch ingredients, serve some pretty spectacular drinks. It’s worth the fuss at home too--a balanced, well-made cocktail that relies on fresh citrus juice, infused simple syrups, aromatic bitters, and quality spirits is a world apart from a sloppy drink.

Herbsaint Champagne Cocktail
Use real champagne. Makes ONE drink

1/2 ounce crème de mûre
Splash of Herbsaint
Champagne
Twist of lemon peel

Combine the crème de mûre and Herbsaint in a champagne flute and then fill the remainder of the glass with Champagne. Rub the rim of the flute with the lemon twist and drop it in the cocktail.

Donald Link, in Down South: Bourbon, Pork, Gulf Shrimp & Second Helpings of Everything (Potter, 2014) 9780770433185

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Book & Author Gossip

Tiger Shrimp TangoDoes Southern Lit include Florida?

Tim Dorsey’s latest novel, Tiger Shrimp Tango, is a delightfully demented crime story/Florida pseudo-travel-guide about a serial killer named Serge Storms.  Rambling around the Sunshine State, he hunts down scam artists and scumbags and doles out inventive, lethal forms of punishment, such as trapping a crook in a huge soda container, then performing a jumbo-sized version of the Diet Coke and Mentos trick.  Dorsey is part of a school of Florida writers that includes John D. MacDonald, Carl Hiaasen and Dave Barry.  They are “writing the history of Florida in real time, in the mystery genre,” Dorsey says.  “It’s weird crime, too.” 9780062092816

The Sound and the FuryRemembering Faulkner for the wow and the whiskey

When I was in high school in Virginia, an inspired teacher introduced us to Faulkner with a long, descriptive passage from one of his novels. The text was complex and yet clear, singular and poetic. And when the reading was done, as if to communicate his awe, Fr. Charles Norman of Bishop Ireton High snapped the book closed with an audible pop and whispered a single word: “Wow.”  More than 40 years later, I stood at Faulkner’s gravesite Tuesday afternoon and wondered how many remembered him for the “wow” and how many for the whiskey. 9780679600176

Faulkner movie maker supports Faulkner film festival

Lee Caplin is founder and chairman of Picture Entertainment Corporation, co-owner of Keystone Studios and author of the book The Business of Art. Caplin’s relationship with Faulkner dates back to the 1950′s when the two were neighbors. Faulkner used to watch Caplin play little league baseball. Having such a personal connection to the family, Caplin takes the writer’s name very seriously. “People who want to license quotes must use them in proper context,” he said. “Nothing can diminish or depreciate his reputation. Even the issue of whether or not to have a gift shop at Rowan Oak was a long, thought-out decision.”

Mastering the Art of Southern CookingDrinking Rot-Gut Champagne with Pat Conroy

Nathalie Dupree, co-author, “Mastering the Art of Southern Cooking” (with Cynthia Graubart): “Pat hung out at the Old New York Book Shop. Cliff (Graubart, the owner) was a friend of mine. He used to have big author parties with rot-gut champagne. Everybody drank too much. I went to a lot of those parties.” 9781423602750

 

 

MoonriseokraFirst Wife, Second Wife, Green-Eyed Monster

Where does a fiction writer get ideas?  Imagine she rents a historic summer house in the Blue Ridge Mountains and comes across its eerily beautiful, but neglected garden—a garden that only blooms at night.  Imagine that this writer stumbles over a strange circle of stones that marks the grave of the previous owner, the lady of the house.  Now, picture this writer with a favorite book in her hand—Daphne du Maurier’s Rebecca 9781940210001

Book’Em Book Fest draws a crowd

This year’s Book ‘Em North Carolina Writer’s Conference and Book Fair was the biggest one yet, said organizer Patricia Terrell, but even as the author paused to sign books and answer questions, Terrell said her mind was already making plans for next year.  Terrell, a Lumberton author who writes under the pen name p.m. terrell, was all smiles at Saturday’s event, which took place between 9:30 a.m. and 4 p.m. at Robeson Community College. And who could blame her? After just three years of holding the annual event in Robeson County, Terrell says that attendance has doubled from last year, attracting 4,000 book lovers from all over the state.

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STARS Authors: Meet Betty Bolte

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.

Betty Bolte

Betty BolteBetty Bolté writes both historical and contemporary stories that feature strong, loving women and brave, compassionate men. No matter whether the stories are set in the past or the present, she loves to include a touch of the inexplicable (i.e., supernatural or paranormal). HOMETOWN HEROINES: TRUE STORIES OF BRAVERY, DARING, AND ADVENTURE (2012) is a collection of short historical fiction based on the real-life achievements of 19 American girls in the 19th century, each with a landmark in the United States of America. The first edition won Honorable Mention in the 2003 Writer’s Digest International Self-Published Book Awards and 2000 Writer’s Digest Writing Competition. She’s the author of several nonfiction books and currently marketing a romantic historical fiction trilogy. Watch for her latest book, TRACES, a contemporary romantic women’s fiction novel set in a haunted plantation home in Tennessee, scheduled for release on April 28, 2014.

Betty's Touring Schedule:

  • South Carolina, Charleston | 02/27/2014 to 03/01/2014

  • South Carolina, Myrtle Beach | 03/01/2014 to 03/07/2014

  • Virginia, Harrisonburg | 10/12/2014 to 10/18/2014

Request Betty for a book club or event

Betty's Profile Page on STARS

Hometown HeroinesHometown Heroines: True Stories of Bravery, Daring, and Adventure

During the 1800s, numerous courageous girls helped America grow bigger and better. Many are missing from our history books. Virginia Reed, at 12, survived the trek to California with the Donner Party. Belle Boyd risked her life to spy for the Rebels during the American Civil War. Kate Shelly, at 15, crawled across a nearly washed-out railroad bridge in a ferocious thunderstorm to 'stop' the next train before it come barreling through. These are just a few of the inspiring true stories of 19th century American Girls who made a difference in their world.

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

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Bookstore Gossip

BusLittle Shop of Stories wins grant for Bookmobile
Little Shop has written about the grant on it’s blog this morning, stating in part… The check came yesterday. There are no stipulations. There are no strings attached.  So … we’re buying a bus. We have absolutely no idea what we’re doing, but we’ll figure it out.

Other grant recipients: Park Road Books in Charlotte, NC; Page and Palette in Fairhope, AL; Malaprops in Asheville, NC; Books & Books – Coral Gables, FL;  Parnassus Books – Nashville, TN

Bayou Book Company (Niceville, Florida)  is up for 4 categories in the “Finest of on the Emerald Coast” Award for 2014: Bookstore, gift store, locally-owned business, and greeting card/novelties.

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Lady Banks' {Book} Trailer Park:
One Way Out: The Inside History of the Allman Brothers Band


One More River

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Read This! Okra Picks & Recommended Reading from Southern Booksellers


Okra Picks

From the Okra Picks

Down South: Bourbon, Pork, Gulf Shrimp & Second Helpings of Everything
By Donald Link; Paula Disbrowe
(Clarkson Potter, Hardcover, 9780770433185, 256pp.)
February

Down South"A born and bred Cajun who grew up eating his grandparents' homecooked food, Donald also learned to love "shooting rifles, hunting, fishing...drinking beer with the boys, [and] water skiing in snake-infested rivers." And as a good citizen of the South, he's done his due diligence traveling the region, tasting foods from all over, and falling for true down home flavors. "It's impossible for me to say which part of the South has the best food, because each place has it's own soul." And Link explores it all in DOWN SOUTH--from the slow-cooked pork barbecue of Memphis, to spicy gumbos of Louisiana, fresh seafood all along the Gulf, and shell beans from the farmlands in Mississippi and Alabama. In 110 recipes and 100 full-color photographs, he takes readers on a tour of the best of the area, introducing all sorts of characters and places along the way, including pitmaster Nick Pihakis of Jim & Nick's BBQ, Louisiana goat and pig farmer Bill Ryal, Tupelo honey maker Donald Smiley in Florida, beloved Southern writer Julia Reed, and a Texas lamb ranch with a llama named Fritz"

More Okra Picks!


Read This! Recommendations from Southern Indie Booksellers

Book Club recommendations from Blue Ridge Books in Waynesville, North Carolina:

God's HotelGod's Hotel by Victoria Sweet 9781594486548

God's Hotel is a doctor's memoir about her experiences practicing medicine in a way seldom seen in our day.  Dr. Sweet spent 20 years working in San Francisco's Laguna Honda Hospital, which provided long term hospital care for patients with no other options.  Dr. Sweet share her insights into the practice of medicine by sharing the stories of the patients she treated.  Dr. Sweet believes modern medicine may have taken a wrong turn in the search for "efficiency" and forgotten the art of what she calls slow medicine.  Slow medicine involves being with the patient, examining, listening, and maybe doing it all again.  Along with what she learned at Laguna Honda, Dr. Sweet discusses the lessons she learned while studying the healing work of the medieval cloistered nun, Hildegard of Bingen.

My Beautiful HippieMy Beautiful Hippie by Janet Lynch 9780823426034

Haight-Ashbury in 1967, The Summer of Love and Joanne is 15. She discovers bell bottoms, acid, love beads and Martin,  her 'beautiful hippie' boyfriend. This is a very sweet coming of age story with clever dialogue and references to some fantastic music and fashion from the 60's. I am not convinced that teens in 2014 would enjoy this story as much as someone in their 50s and 60s would but I encourage all age groups to read it!


The Round HouseThe Round House by Louise Erdrich 9780062065254

Winner, 2012 National Book Award, Round House is a story told by a 13 year old boy whose mother is brutally attacked one summer day on the reservation where they live. In one day, Joe's life is irrevocably transformed. He tries to heal his mother, but she will not leave her bed and slips into an abyss of solitude. Increasingly alone, Joe finds himself thrust prematurely into an adult world for which he is ill prepared. Joe becomes frustrated at the slow pace of solving the crime and sets out with his trusted friends, Cappy, Zack, and Angus, to get some answers of his own. Their quest takes them to the Round House, a sacred place of worship for the Ojibwe. The Round House is a thriller and a coming of age story and told in Erdrich's signature style; pointed, truthful and without flourish.

More recommended reading from southern bookstores

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Southern Indie Bestsellers

For the week ending February 16, 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

okra1. The Invention of Wings
Sue Monk Kidd, Viking, $27.95, 9780670024780

2. The Goldfinch
Donna Tartt, Little Brown, $30, 9780316055437
3. Still Life With Bread Crumbs
Anna Quindlen, Random House, $26, 9781400065752
4. Sycamore Row
John Grisham, Doubleday, $28.95, 9780385537131
okra5. This Dark Road to Mercy
Wiley Cash, Morrow, $25.99, 9780062088253

6. Ripper
Isabel Allende, Harper, $28.99, 9780062291400
7. The Husband's Secret
Liane Moriarty, Amy Einhorn Books, $25.95, 9780399159343
8. The Martian
Andy Weir, Crown, $24, 9780804139021
9. One More Thing
B.J. Novak, Knopf, $24.95, 9780385351836
10. The Days of Anna Madrigal
Armistead Maupin, Harper, $26.99, 9780062196248
11. The Kept
James Scott, Harper, $25.99, 9780062236739
12. An Officer and a Spy
Robert Harris, Knopf, $27.95, 9780385349581
13. Private L.A.
James Patterson, Mark Sullivan, Little Brown, $28, 9780316211123
14. The First Phone Call From Heaven
Mitch Albom, Harper, $24.99, 9780062294371
15. The Circle
Dave Eggers, Knopf, $27.95, 9780385351393

HARDCOVER NONFICTION

1. Things That Matter
Charles Krauthammer, Crown Forum, $28, 9780385349178
2. The Sixth Extinction: An Unnatural History
Elizabeth Kolbert, Holt, $28, 9780805092998
3. David and Goliath
Malcolm Gladwell, Little Brown, $29, 9780316204361
4. Duty
Robert M. Gates, Knopf, $35, 9780307959478
5. Everything I Need to Know I Learned From a Little Golden Book
Diane Muldrow, Golden Books, $9.99, 9780307977618
6. The Bully Pulpit
Doris Kearns Goodwin, S&S, $40, 9781416547860
7. This Is the Story of a Happy Marriage
Ann Patchett, Harper, $27.99, 9780062236678
8. Killing Jesus
Bill O'Reilly, Martin Dugard, Holt, $28, 9780805098549
9. The Boys in the Boat
Daniel James Brown, Viking, $28.95, 9780670025817
10. HRC: State Secrets and the Rebirth of Hillary Clinton
Jonathan Allen, Amie Parnes, Crown, $26, 9780804136754
11. Zealot
Reza Aslan, Random House, $27, 9781400069224
12. George Washington's Secret Six
Brian Kilmeade, Don Yaeger, Sentinel, $27.95, 9781595231031
13. Jerusalem: A Cookbook
Yotam Ottolenghi, Sami Tamimi, Ten Speed Press, $35, 9781607743941
14. The Bank on Yourself Revolution
Pamela Yellen, Benbella, $25.95, 9781939529305
15. The Southerner's Handbook: A Guide to Living the Good Life
Garden & Gun Magazine, HarperWave, $27.99, 9780062242389

TRADE PAPERBACK FICTION

1. Me Before You
Jojo Moyes, Penguin, $16, 9780143124542
2. Tenth of December
George Saunders, Random House, $15, 9780812984255
3. Dear Life
Alice Munro, Vintage, $15.95, 9780307743725
4. Beautiful Ruins
Jess Walter, Harper Perennial, $15.99, 9780061928178
5. Life After Life
Kate Atkinson, Back Bay, $18, 9780316176491
6. Where'd You Go, Bernadette
Maria Semple, Back Bay, $14.99, 9780316204262
7. Cockroaches
Jo Nesbo, Vintage, $14.95, 9780345807151
8. The Light Between Oceans
M.L. Stedman, Scribner, $16, 9781451681758
okra9. A Land More Kind Than Home
Wiley Cash, Morrow, $14.99, 9780062088239

10. The Secret History
Donna Tartt, Vintage, $16, 9781400031702
11. A Week in Winter
Maeve Binchy, Anchor, $14.95, 9780307475503
12. The Son
Philipp Meyer, Ecco, $16.99, 9780062120403
13. A Constellation of Vital Phenomena
Anthony Marra, Hogarth, $15, 9780770436421
14. The Dinner
Herman Koch, Hogarth, $14, 9780385346856
15. Mr. Penumbra's 24-Hour Bookstore
Robin Sloan, Picador, $15, 9781250037756

TRADE PAPERBACK NONFICTION

1. The Monuments Men
Robert M. Edsel, Back Bay, $17, 9780316240055
2. Lone Survivor
Marcus Luttrell, Back Bay, $17, 9780316324106
3. Hyperbole and a Half
Allie Brosh, Touchstone, $17.99, 9781451666175
4. Dance of the Reptiles
Carl Hiaasen, Vintage, $15.95, 9780345807021
5. Wild
Cheryl Strayed, Vintage, $15.95, 9780307476074
6. Orange Is the New Black
Piper Kerman, Spiegel & Grau, $16, 9780812986181
7. Wreck This Journal
Keri Smith, Perigee, $15, 9780399161940
8. Gift From the Sea
Anne Morrow Lindbergh, Pantheon, $9.95, 9780679732419
9. My Beloved World
Sonia Sotomayor, Vintage, $15.95, 9780345804839
10. Quiet
Susan Cain, Broadway, $16, 9780307352156
11. Philomena
Martin Sixsmith, Penguin, $16, 9780143124726
12. The 5 Love Languages
Gary Chapman, Northfield, $14.99, 9780802473158
13. What to Expect When You're Expecting
Heidi Murkoff, Sharon Mazel, Workman, $14.95, 9780761148579
14. Outliers
Malcolm Gladwell, Back Bay, $16.99, 9780316017930
15. Unlikely Loves
Jennifer S. Holland, Workman, $13.95, 9780761174424

MASS MARKET

1. The Catcher in the Rye
J.D. Salinger, Little Brown, $6.99, 9780316769488
2. To Kill a Mockingbird
Harper Lee, Grand Central, $7.99, 9780446310789 3. A
Game
of Thrones George R.R. Martin, Bantam, $9.99, 9780553593716
4. The Monuments Men
Robert M. Edsel, Little Brown, $10, 9780316240079
5. A Storm of Swords
George R.R. Martin, Bantam, $9.99, 9780345543981
6. The Name of the Wind
Patrick Rothfuss, DAW, $8.99, 9780756404741
7. Six Years
Harlan Coben, Signet, $9.99, 9780451414113
8. A Dance With Dragons
George R.R. Martin, Bantam, $9.99, 9780553582017
9. Night Moves
Randy Wayne White, Berkley, $9.99, 9780425264621
10. 1984
George Orwell, Signet, $9.99, 9780451524935

CHILDREN'S ILLUSTRATED

1. Pete the Cat: Valentine's Day Is Cool
Kimberly Dean, James Dean (Illus.), HarperFestival, $9.99, 9780062198655
2. The Day the Crayons Quit
Drew Daywalt, Oliver Jeffers (Illus.), Philomel, $17.99, 9780399255373
3. Locomotive
Brian Floca, Atheneum, $17.99, 9781416994152
4. Goodnight Moon
Margaret Wise Brown, Clement Hurd (Illus.), Harper, $8.99, 9780694003617
5. Little Blue Truck
Alice Schertle, Jill McElmurry (Illus.), Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, $6.99, 9780547248288
6. On the Night You Were Born
Nancy Tillman, Feiwel & Friends, $7.99, 9780312601553
7. Never Too Little to Love
Jeanne Willis, Jan Fearnley (Illus.), Candlewick, $8.99, 9780763666569
8. Mr. Tiger Goes Wild
Peter Brown, Little Brown, $18, 9780316200639
9. The LEGO Movie: The Piece of Resistance
Ameet Studio (Illus.), Scholastic, $8.99, 9780545624619
10. Where the Wild Things Are
Maurice Sendak, Harper, $18.99, 9780060254926

CHILDREN'S INTEREST

1. The Fault in Our Stars
John Green, Dutton, $17.99, 9780525478812
2. The Book Thief
Markus Zusak, Knopf, $12.99, 9780385754729
3. Flora and Ulysses: The Illuminated Adventures
Kate DiCamillo, K.G. Campbell (Illus.), Candlewick, $17.99, 9780763660406
4. Looking for Alaska
John Green, Speak, $9.99, 9780142402511
okra5. Three Times Lucky
Sheila Turnage, Puffin, $7.99, 9780142426050

okra6. The Ghosts of Tupelo Landing
Sheila Turnage, Kathy Dawson Books, $16.99, 9780803736719

7. Paper Towns
John Green, Speak, $9.99, 9780142414934
8. An Abundance of Katherines
John Green, Speak, $9.99, 9780142410707
9. This Star Won't Go Out: The Life and Words of Esther Grace Earl
Esther Earl, et al., Dutton, $19.99, 9780525426363
10. Counting by 7s
Holly Goldberg Sloan, Dial, $16.99, 9780803738553

CHILDREN'S FICTION SERIES TITLES

1. Divergent
Veronica Roth, Katherine Tegen Books, $9.99, 9780062024039
2. Allegiant (Divergent, #3)
Veronica Roth, Katherine Tegen Books, $19.99, 9780062024060
3. Hollow City (The Second Novel of Miss Peregrine's Peculiar Children)
Ransom Riggs, Quirk, $17.99, 9781594746123
4. Insurgent (Divergent, #2)
Veronica Roth, Katherine Tegen Books, $17.99, 9780062024046
5. Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children
Ransom Riggs, Quirk, $10.99, 9781594746031
6. The Hunger Games
Suzanne Collins, Scholastic, $12.99, 9780545425117
7. Legend
Marie Lu, Speak, $9.99, 9780142422076
8. Cress (Lunar Chronicles, #3)
Marissa Meyer, Feiwel & Friends, $18.99, 9780312642976
9. Wildwood (The Wildwood Chronicles, Book I)
Colin Meloy, Carson Ellis (Illus.), Balzer + Bray, $8.99, 9780062024701
10. Mockingjay (The Final Book of the Hunger Games)
Suzanne Collins, Scholastic, $18.99, 9780439023511

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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.

The Husband's Secret
The Kept
Private L.A.
The First Phone Call From Heaven
Killing Jesus
Zealot
George Washington's Secret Six
Jerusalem: A Cookbook
The Bank on Yourself Revolution
The Southerner's Handbook: A Guide to Living the Good Life
The Light Between Oceans
A Land More Kind Than Home
The Secret History
The Son
The Dinner
Dance of the Reptiles
Wild
Gift From the Sea
The 5 Love Languages
What to Expect When You're Expecting
Outliers
The Name of the Wind
Six Years
Night Moves
Little Blue Truck
Mr. Tiger Goes Wild
The Ghosts of Tupelo Landing


Events

Events at Southen Indie Bookstores 

Fayetteville Philosopher's Collective  (book club)
02/27/2014, 06:30 am
Nightbird Books
Fayetteville, AR

Shamar Rinpoche - The Path to Awakening: How Buddhism's Seven Points of Mind Training Can Lead You to a Life of Enlightenment and Happiness   (author appearance)
Shamar Rinpoche
02/27/2014, 06:30 pm
Books & Books Inc
Coral Gables, FL

Rodrigo de la Luz - Cien hombres, una mujer y otros delincuentos  (author appearance)
Rodrigo de la Luiz
02/27/2014, 07:00 pm
Books & Books Inc
Coral Gables, FL

Laura Lippman - After I'm Gone  (author appearance)
Laura Lippman
02/27/2014, 08:00 pm
Books & Books Inc
Coral Gables, FL

Louis W. Sullivan Book Signing  (author appearance)
Louis W. Sullivan
02/27/2014, 07:00 pm
A Cappella Books
Atlanta, GA

Down to the Crossroads by Aram Goudsouzian  (author appearance)
Aram Goudsouzian
02/27/2014, 05:00 pm
Lemuria Books
JACKSON, MS

Robert Bailey signs THE PROFESSOR  (author appearance)
Robert Bailey
02/27/2014, 06:00 pm
Square Books
Oxford, MS

okraWilliam Ferris discusses his book The Storied South  (author appearance)
William Ferris
02/27/2014, 07:00 pm
Flyleaf Books
Chapel Hill, NC

Pre-School Storytime  (other event)
02/27/2014, 10:30 am
Flyleaf Books
Chapel Hill, NC

PAUL SELIG  (author appearance)
Paul Selig
02/27/2014, 07:00 pm
Malaprop's Bookstore/Cafe
Asheville, NC

Jenifer Ringer  (author appearance)
Jenifer Ringer
02/27/2014, 07:30 pm
Quail Ridge Books & Music
Raleigh, NC

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

Maids of Jubilee Parade  (other event)
02/28/2014, 06:45 pm
Page & Palette
Fairhope, AL

Alvaro Fernández - Cómo invertir en su cerebro  (author appearance)
Alvaro Fernández
02/28/2014, 06:30 pm
Books & Books Inc
Coral Gables, FL

WORDSPEAK – Tigertail's Teen Spoken Word Project featuring Dasha Kelly  (other event)
02/28/2014, 08:00 pm
Books & Books Inc
Coral Gables, FL

Karen Russell in Conversation with Greta Johnsen  (author appearance)
Karen Russell
02/28/2014, 07:00 pm
Malaprop's Bookstore/Cafe
Asheville, NC

Sarah Sharma  (author appearance)
Sarah Sharma
02/28/2014, 07:00 pm
Regulator Bookshop
durham, NC

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

Bookapalooza Spring 2014  (book festival)
03/01/2014, 05:30 pm
Fountainhead Bookstore

Michelle Madow - The Secret Diamond Sisters  (author appearance)
Michelle Madow
03/01/2014, 03:00 pm
Books & Books Inc
Coral Gables, FL

Reef Perkins- Meet the Author & Book Signing  (author appearance)
Reef Perkins
03/01/2014, 11:00 am
Hooked On Books
Islamorada, FL

HARRIET HILL presents Escaping Viet Nam  (author appearance)
Harriet Hill
03/01/2014, 02:00 pm
Vero Beach Book Center
Vero Beach, FL

Meet Author Jenny Offill  (author appearance)
Jenny Offill
03/01/2014, 02:00 pm
Avid Bookshop
Athens, GA

SUSAN MALLERY, EVENING STARS  (author appearance)
Susan Mallery
03/01/2014, 12:30 pm
FoxTale Book Shoppe
Woodstock, GA

Special Seussian Storytime  (other event)
03/01/2014, 10:00 am
Square Books
Oxford, MS

KATHERINE STANLEY presents A BOOK OF BULLIES  (author appearance)
Katherine Stanley
03/01/2014, 01:00 pm
Malaprop's Bookstore/Cafe
Asheville, NC

Storyteller GARY CARDEN  (author appearance)
Gary Carden
03/01/2014, 07:00 pm
Malaprop's Bookstore/Cafe
Asheville, NC

Happy Birthday, Dr. Seuss! Storytime  (other event)
03/01/2014, 10:34 am
Books on Broad
Camden, SC

Author Event: The First American Declaration of Independence? by Scott   (author appearance)
Scott Syfert
03/01/2014, 02:00 pm
Books on Broad
Camden, SC

David Burnsworth Launch Party  (author appearance)
David Burnsworth
03/01/2014, 03:00 pm
Fiction Addiction
Greenville, SC

Read Across America: Dr. Seuss's Birthday Party!  (other event)
03/02/2014, 11:30 am
Avid Bookshop
Athens, GA

Young Readers' Book Club: SEVEN STORIES UP  (book club)
03/02/2014, 06:15 pm
Avid Bookshop
Athens, GA

POETRIO: Joseph Bathanti, Adrian Rice, and Debra Daniel  (author appearance)
Joseph Bathanti
03/02/2014, 03:00 pm
Malaprop's Bookstore/Cafe
Asheville, NC

BEN BRADLEE, JR. presents The Kid: The Immortal Life of Ted Williams  (author appearance)
Ben Bradlee Jr
03/03/2014, 01:00 pm
Vero Beach Book Center
Vero Beach, FL

Alex Berenson presents The Counterfeit Agent  (author appearance)
Alex Berenson
03/03/2014, 06:00 pm
Vero Beach Book Center
Vero Beach, FL

Bridging Differences Bookclub  (book club)
03/03/2014, 07:00 pm
Malaprop's Bookstore/Cafe
Asheville, NC

Writer’s Workshops!  (writers group)
03/03/2014, 10:00 am
Quarter Moon Bookstore
Topsail Beach, NC

A Night in the Spotlight for Local Authors - Part 1  (other event)
03/04/2014, 05:30 pm
Copperfish Books

Alex Berenson Booksigning   (author appearance)
Alex Berenson
03/04/2014, 07:00 pm
Murder on the Beach Mystery Bookstore
Delray Beach, FL

Book Club- City of Women by David R. Gillham  (book club)
03/04/2014, 07:30 pm
The Bookstore in the Grove
Coconut Grove, FL

ENNEAGRAM SERIES WITH SANDRA SMITH: TYPE 1 & TYPE 4  (other event)
03/04/2014, 07:00 pm
Malaprop's Bookstore/Cafe
Asheville, NC

WILD Book Club  (book club)
03/04/2014, 07:00 pm
Malaprop's Bookstore/Cafe
Asheville, NC

Edna Andrews- The Multilingual Brain  (other event)
03/04/2014, 07:00 pm
Regulator Bookshop
durham, NC

Edna Andrews- The Multilingual Brain lecture  (other event)
03/04/2014, 07:00 pm
Regulator Bookshop
durham, NC

Julie Mansfield - Maybe God Was Busy - Gables  (author appearance)
Julie Mansfield
03/05/2014, 06:30 pm
Books & Books Inc.

Anna Whitelock - The Queen's Bed: An Intimate History of Elizabeth's Court - Gables  (author appearance)
Anna Whitelock
03/05/2014, 08:00 pm
Books & Books Inc.

RANDY WAYNE WHITE with BONE DEEP  (author appearance)
Randy Wayne White
03/05/2014, 07:00 pm
Inkwood Books
Tampa, FL

Speaking Pages (Open Mic)  (other event)
03/05/2014, 06:30 pm
Avid Bookshop
Athens, GA

Advanced Beekeeping with Olly  (other event)
03/05/2014, 07:30 pm
Charis Books & More
Atlanta, GA

okraLong Man by Amy Greene  (author appearance)
Amy Greene
03/05/2014, 05:00 pm
Lemuria Books
JACKSON, MS

Samuel Freedman signs BREAKING THE LINE  (author appearance)
Samuel Freedman
03/05/2014, 05:00 pm
Square Books
Oxford, MS

Autism Book Club  (book club)
03/05/2014, 12:00 pm
Malaprop's Bookstore/Cafe
Asheville, NC

Malaprop's Book Club  (book club)
03/05/2014, 07:00 pm
Malaprop's Bookstore/Cafe
Asheville, NC

Emily Parker - Now I Know Who My Comrades Are: Voices from the Internet Underground - Gables  (author appearance)
Emily Parker
03/06/2014, 08:00 pm
Books & Books Inc.

Barry Singer - Churchill Style: The Art of Being Winston Churchill  (author appearance)
Barry Singer
03/06/2014, 04:00 pm
Alabama Booksmith
Birmingham, AL

Barry Singer - Churchill Style: The Art of Being Winston Churchill  (author appearance)
Barry Singer
03/06/2014, 04:00 pm
Alabama Booksmith
Birmingham, AL

James Grippando Booksigning   (author appearance)
James Grippando
03/06/2014, 07:00 pm
Murder on the Beach Mystery Bookstore
Delray Beach, FL

Book Signing Event with Randy Wayne White   (author appearance)
Randy Wayne White
03/06/2014, 06:30 pm
Sanibel Island Bookshop
Sanibel, FL

No-Guilt Drop-in Book Club  (book club)
03/06/2014, 07:00 pm
A Novel Experience
Zebulon, GA

Meet Local Author Anna Steffl  (author appearance)
Anna Steffl
03/06/2014, 06:00 pm
Avid Bookshop
Athens, GA

Meet the Author of the BABYMOUSE and SQUISH: Jennifer L. Holm  (author appearance)
Jennifer L. Holm
03/06/2014, 06:30 pm
Avid Bookshop
Athens, GA

Exodus Politics: Civil Rights and Leadership in African American Literature and Culture  (other event)
03/06/2014, 07:00 pm
Charis Books & More
Atlanta, GA

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie at First Baptist Church of Decat  (author appearance)
Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
03/06/2014, 07:00 pm
Charis Books & More
Atlanta, GA

Ann Benoit – NEW ORLEANS' BEST ETHNIC RESTAURANTS  (author appearance)
Ann Benoit
03/06/2014, 06:00 pm
Octavia Books
New Orleans, LA

Thacker Mountain Radio honoring Jake Adam York  (other event)
03/06/2014, 06:00 pm
Square Books
Oxford, MS

Coral Gables Gallery Night: Annette Bonnier - Gables  (other event)
03/07/2014, 07:00 pm
Books & Books Inc.

Douglas Stone & Sheila Heen - Thanks for the Feedback - Gables  (author appearance)
Douglas Stone
03/07/2014, 08:00 pm
Books & Books Inc.


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