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{On grief and objects of affection.}

In which her ladyship, the editor, reads by flashlight, Ms. Monika Schroeder contemplates the meaning of a landfill an new collection of Natchez literature is unveiled to the delight of all, and readers leave tokens of affection at Mr. Pat Conroy's grave.

September 4, 2016

In This Issue

Lady Banks' Commonplace Book | Read This! | Okra Picks | The List | Event Calendar | Southern Indie Bestsellers | Book and Author Gossip | Author 2 Author


Dearest Readers,

This past week while Hermine threatened people's holiday weekend plans, her ladyship, the editor, spent the time with very little change to her usual routine. She has learned, a doubtful benefit of unwanted experience, exactly how to, shall we say, "weather" an oncoming storm and its subsequent inconveniences. She does every scrap of laundry she can, while she can. She empties the freezer of ice cream (such a chore), and fills it with bags and containers of water until it is solidly packed with frozen things. She fills the bathtubs with water, washes all the dishes, cleans the counters and vacuums the floors. She puts clean sheets on the beds and clean towels in the bathrooms, and fills more gallon jugs and pitchers with water and places them strategically around the house. She charges her phone, checks her flashlights, makes sure that both candles and matches are accessible, and takes down her deck umbrella. 

Most importantly, she collects a stack of books that will last her through an extended power outage. Because when a hurricane makes landfall and the power inevitably goes out, the books are the only things in the house that will work as intended. 

This time, her ladyship only spent about four hours without power -- the ice cream would have been safe -- and she spent the time curled up on her couch with her dogs, reading by flashlight even though it was only early afternoon. Through the back porch door Hermine dumped enough rain to leave standing water in her ladyship's yard, which is impressive since her ladyship happens to live at the top of a hill made from a pile of sand. The dark, roiling storm clouds shrouded everything in perpetual gloom and the wind found its way through the cracks around doors and windows,  guttering the candles. But the roof held, the batteries in the flashlight were brand new, and the books were very good, so as storms go, this one was relatively painless. Her ladyship managed to finish Jane Alison's wonderful, strange and inescapably intimate novel, Nine Island, it's sunny Miami setting contrasting oddly against the dim light outside her ladyship's windows.

Nine IslandA story of a woman wondering whether or not to give up on love, and also an exploration into the satisfactions of being alone, served with a sharp sense of humor, it was perhaps an odd choice to read while the winds were whipping around the house at 60 miles per hour, but in truth her ladyship barely noticed the time passing. It was not until a series of clicks and the hum of electric things turning back on made her look up to see that the storm was nearly gone, and the power had been restored, and her clocks were all now off by about four hours. The book, however, was not quite finished, so she went back to reading. 

Read independently. And shop local.

her ladyship, the editor

Liane MoriartyTruly, Madly, Guilty

Read Savannah#ReadSavannah! with Liane Moriarty, author of Truly Madly Guilty

#ReadSavannah is a ticketed event open to the public, a Readers' Afternoon Delight that will include lunch with authors, panels and other programs to allow readers to meet and mingle with presenting authors. Including:


Sharyn McCrumb

The Hilton DeSoto Savannah | September 18, 2016 | 12 noon - 5 PM

Register Here

Lady Banks' Pick of the Week

Lady Banks' Commonplace Book

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

Perfume RiverWhat are Robert Quinlan and his wife feebly arguing about when the homeless man slips quietly in? Moments later Robert could hardly have said. ObamaCare or quinoa or their granddaughter’s new boyfriend. Something. He and Darla are sitting at a table in the dining area of the New Leaf Co-op. Her back is to the man. Robert is facing him. He notices him instantly, though the man is making eye contact with none of the scattered few of them, the health-conscious members of the co-op, dining by the pound from the hot buffet. It’s a chilly North Florida January twilight, but he’s still clearly overbundled, perhaps from the cold drilling deeper into his bones because of a life lived mostly outside. Or perhaps he simply needs to carry all his clothes around with him.


--Robert Olen Butler, Perfume River (Atlantic Monthly Press, 2016)

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Read This!

Recommended reading from Southern Indie Booksellers

SweetbitterSweetbitter by Stephanie Danler 

This is long-form poetry. Rich, complex, dark with notes of longing, shocking as a flood of serotonin. Danler has flayed her prose, revealing the marbling and texture of syntax taut with awareness, sensual with tension. You will smart like knuckles after learning a voice can rap like rulers. Pay attention.  -- Amanda, Flyleaf Books in Chapel Hill, NC

Underground AirlinesUnderground Airlines by Ben Winters 

Published adjacent to the similar-in-some-respects The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead, Underground Airlines takes a more speculative approach to America's original sin. Winters imagines an alternative America where the Civil War never happened and slavery persists in four Southern States. The main character is a fugitive slave turned fugitive slave-catcher, living in the North and struggling to reconcile his morally compromised existence. It's a fascinating set-up for a deeply relevant work of noir fiction. -- Hank, Flyleaf Books in Chapel Hill, NC

DevourersThe Devourers by Indra Das 

I cannot decide what part I love best about this tale. The standouts include: The poetic language and the imagery, the characters and their struggles, and being transported to an entirely new world. It completely defies genre--blending fantasy, fairy tale, horror, and historical fiction. Finally, it seamlessly jumps around between various times, places, and points of view without ever losing the reader (not an easy task). If you read one stand-alone fantasy book this year, it has to be this one!-- Banshion, Flyleaf Books in Chapel Hill, NC

The Uncorker of Ocean BottlesThe Uncorker of Ocean Bottles by Michelle Cuevas, illus. Erin E. Stead

Michelle Cuevas with Erin E. Stead is a perfect match! The whimsy, heart, and artistry from both talents makes for a lovely reading experience. I'm sure the textured watercolors and imaginative story will win your heart just as it won mine!  -- Johanna, Flyleaf Books in Chapel Hill, NC

When WatchedWhen Watched by Leopoldine Core:

Core delves into the wonderful strangeness that is the human mind. These characters--and the relationships they form--can be funny, unsettling, irritating, and are always entirely captivating. If you want to read about the complexities of love and sex, read this. If you want to read a book you can't put down, read this.  - Elizabeth, Avid Bookshop, Athens, GA


The HopefulsThe Hopefuls by Jennifer Close

This is the story of Beth, a woman who moves to DC when her husband Matt gets a job campaigning for Obama during the 2008 election. For Beth, the city never feels like home until she and Matt become friends with Ash and her husband Jimmy, who also works in the administration. The rest of the novel is a sometimes comedy, always careful study of these four people, and how their friendships, relationships, and professional lives entangle and constrict. The backdrop of the Obama administration and Texas politics are fascinating, and Close's dry humor and sharp observations make The Hopefuls an "open it and realize four hours have gone by" novel.   - Tyler, Avid Bookshop, Athens, GA

LookLook by Solmaz Sharif:

"Until now, now that I've reached my thirties; / All my Muse's poetry has been harmless." This line, from the poem "Desired Appreciation," speaks to the shock that aging into "a brain born into war" can bring; it's this shock, this coming-through-the-numbness, that drives Solmaz Sharif's masterful Look. These poems do not offer narratives of aging beyond trauma. Instead, they are prayers of the most desperate and urgent order. Look is made to break us. It drowns us in the language of war and devastates. It will also, likely, be the boldest, most masterful collection to be released in 2016. Do NOT turn a blind eye to it. "  - Will, Avid Bookshop, Athens, GA

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Okra Picks: Perfume River

Perfume RiverFrom one of America’s most important writers, Perfume River is an exquisite novel that examines family ties and the legacy of the Vietnam War through the portrait of a single North Florida family.

Robert Quinlan is a seventy-year-old historian, teaching at Florida State University, where his wife Darla is also tenured. Their marriage, forged in the fervor of anti-Vietnam-war protests, now bears the fractures of time, both personal and historical, with the couple trapped in an existence of morning coffee and solitary jogging and separate offices. For Robert and Darla, the cracks remain under the surface, whereas the divisions in Robert’s own family are more apparent: he has almost no relationship with his brother Jimmy, who became estranged from the family as the Vietnam War intensified. Robert and Jimmy’s father, a veteran of WWII, is coming to the end of his life, and aftershocks of war ripple across their lives once again, when Jimmy refuses to appear at his father’s bedside. And an unstable homeless man whom Robert at first takes to be a fellow Vietnam veteran turns out to have a deep impact not just on Robert, but on his entire family.


Okra Picks

The List: Books to refill your beach bag, from Parnassus Books, Nashville, TN

Actually, there are enough recommendations to stuff about twenty beach bags full. See the full list here

Underground Railroad Underground Airlines The Sympathizer Chinaberry Sidewalks 

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Book & Author Gossip


Wasted "We writers often toil in the dark"

Rona Simmons on local authors and their local bookstores

A Lowcountry Heart"People have come to the quiet place and left objects of affection: a little basketball, conch shells, a Mason jar of sea water, money from Hong Kong weighted down by a metallic cricket."

Small objects of affection left at Pat Conroy's grave



 Above the Waterfall“This rugged Appalachian stretch is Ron Rash’s country and he is bewitched by it.” 

Irish Independent reviews Above the Waterfall


Collected Stories of Eudora Welty"My favorite is someone who has always been my idol, and that is Eudora Welty"

Co-Lin unveils unique collection of Natchez-inspired literature.





Robicheaux's Roots"The importance of the land, the music, the language, the food, the family heritage, all play a part in making Robicheaux the fascinating, appealing character that his readers find him to be."

On the folklore in James Lee Burke's Robicheaux novels

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Finding our way through grief: Barbara O'Connor talks to Monika Schroeder

Barbara O’Connor interviews Monika Schröder, author of Be Light Like a Bird (Capstone)

Barbara O'Connor & Monika SchroederChildren’s authors Monika Schröder and Barbara O’Connor have been friends for years, brought together when they shared the same editor, Frances Foster at FSG. After communicating by email for a year or so, they finally met in person at a librarians’ conference in Washington, DC. But their bond grew closer when Barbara moved from Boston to Asheville, North Carolina, a short distance from Monika. Now they enjoy chatting all things book related while walking their dogs once a week in the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains. Making the bond even more special is the fact that they each have new children’s novels being published just days apart.

Barbara is the author of award-winning novels for children, including How to Steal a DogThe Small Adventure of Popeye and Elvis, and The Fantastic Secret of Owen Jester. Her latest novel, Wish, is published this fall by Farrar, Straus & Giroux. Visit her at:

Monika is the author of Saraswati's Way, The Dog in the Wood and My Brother's Shadow. Her latest novel for middle-grade readers, Be Light Like a Bird, will be published by Capstone on September 1st. Visit her at:

Barbara: You grew up in Germany and have lived all over the world. Your previous books have been set in Germany and India.  What made you want to write a book set in the United States?

Be LIght Like a BirdMonika: I often start a book with setting. The 'seed idea' for Be Light Like a Bird came to me the first time I saw a landfill. My husband and I had cleaned out the cabin my husband inherited from his father in Michigan's Upper Peninsula. I couldn't believe it when he drove all the stuff to a landfill nearby, a big hole where people bury unwanted items. In Germany we recycle or incinerate most of our garbage, so it left an impression on me when I saw a guy dropping a vacuum cleaner, a book shelf and an entire carpet into the landfill. . .a cemetery for junk.

I learned more about this landfill and read about the people in the community who had fought its expansion. Then I asked myself a "What if...?" question: What if there were a girl who loved birds and whose bird watching was threatened by the expansion of the landfill? Once I had that girl in my mind, I found myself asking more and more about her life. How did she get to Michigan's Upper Peninsula? And why was birding so important to her? I learned that her father had recently died and that her mother had more or less dragged her up north. She was grieving and lonely and once she arrived in Upper Michigan she came up with a plan to make her mother stay. From there the story of Wren developed.

In Germany we recycle or incinerate most of our garbage, so it left an impression on me when I saw a guy dropping a vacuum cleaner, a book shelf and an entire carpet into the landfill...a cemetery for junk.

Barbara: The characters in Be light Like a Bird grieve in many different ways - tears, anger, detachment, moving on, not moving on - and it is hard for Wren to know how to deal with her loss. What do you want readers to understand about grief and mourning?

Monika: Grief and mourning are difficult and hard emotions to go through and, while there may be similarities in the ways people deal with the loss of a loved one, I don’t think there is “one right way” to process those emotions. That’s why I wanted to create characters who show a variety of reactions to their pain.

Barbara: There are several references to burial in your book. Wren's father is lost at sea without the chance for the family to conduct a proper burial. Wren, feeling the need for such closure, buries road kill instead. 'Burying' unwanted items in the landfill. The un-burying of Native American sacred objects originally intended to accompany the dead on their journey to the afterlife. And one could even say Wren's mother is trying to 'bury', to hide and forget her feelings for her dead husband. Could you talk a little about this aspect of the book?

Monika: That's an interesting question. Perhaps it wasn't a coincidence that the first title, the working title of my novel was 'Buried'. In a way your question already may provide the key to what was going through my mind as I was working on the book. I can't say that I intended to illustrate some grand theme but perhaps my subconscious tied these instances of burial together in the different subplots of the story.

Barbara: Tweens and teens can have complicated relationships with their parents, even when a major life-changing event (such as a death in the family) doesn't occur.  What can readers learn from Wren's changing relationship with her mother?

Monika: It takes a long time for Wren to finally learn what causes her mother to act the way she does. It was only in my twenties that I realized the reason for my longstanding conflict with my mother. That understanding enabled me to see her with more empathy, and be less judgmental. It may not be possible for a 12-year old to see past her own emotions when judging a parent, but I hope that reading about Wren and her mother helps young readers to realize that adults have their own struggles to deal with, and this might cause them to act in a way children might find inexplicable.

Barbara: Theo is a great friend and the developing friendship between Theo and Wren helps her to get through the conflict with her mother. Did you have a model for their friendship?

Monika: Kids that age may have to go through some mocking or bullying since at that age girls like to stay with girls and boys with boys. But I used to teach fourth grade for many years and I remember a few of these boy-girl relationships among my students and they helped me to create the relationship between Wren and Theo.

Barbara: What are you working on next?

Monika: I am working on two projects, a middle-grade mystery novel set in Calcutta 1832, and I have recently submitted a manuscript for a picture book about my dog, Frank, whom we adopted from the streets of India. In it Frank exchanges a series of letters with a dog-friend back in Delhi, describing his new, spoiled life in the US.

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Southern Indie Bestsellers

For the week ending August 28. 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 Underground Railroad
Colson Whitehead, Doubleday, $26.95, 9780385542364
2. Truly Madly Guilty
Liane Moriarty, Flatiron, $26.99, 9781250069795
3. All the Light We Cannot See
Anthony Doerr, Scribner, $27, 9781476746586
4. The Nightingale
Kristin Hannah, St. Martin's, $27.99, 9780312577223
5. The Woman in Cabin 10
Ruth Ware, Gallery/Scout Press, $26, 9781501132933


1. Hillbilly Elegy
J.D. Vance, Harper, $27.99, 9780062300546
2. The Girl With the Lower Back Tattoo
Amy Schumer, Gallery, $28, 9781501139888
3. 2 Chairs: The Secret That Changes Everything
Bob Beaudine, Worthy Publishing, $20, 9781617958014
4. White Trash
Nancy Isenberg, Viking, $28, 9780670785971
5. Crisis of Character
Gary J. Byrne, Center Street, $27, 9781455568871

Also of note - new on the kids' lists:

5. Baby Peekaboo
Kate Merritt, Workman, $5.95, 9780761181811
9. Baby Babble
Kate Merritt, Workman, $5.95, 9780761168805
8. The Candymakers and the Great Chocolate Chase
Wendy Mass, Little Brown, $18.99, 9780316089197

Special to the Southern List
One ManThe Perfect HorseThe Heart Goes LastIn Cold Blood

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

Fred Chappell  (author appearance)
Fred Chappell | 09/08/2016, 05:30 pm | Blue Ridge Books

Mary Palmer  (author appearance)
Mary Palmer | 09/08/2016, 06:00 pm | Page & Palette | Fairhope, AL

Dr. Juan Rivera - Mejora tu salud de poquito a poco - Gables   (author appearance)
Dr. Juan | 09/08/2016, 06:00 pm | Books & Books Inc | Coral Gables, FL

Dave Barry  (author appearance)
Dave Barry | 09/08/2016, 07:00 pm | Vero Beach Book Center | Vero Beach, FL

Ken Foster - THE DOGS WHO FOUND ME (re-release and 10th anniversary)  (author appearance)
Ken Foster | 09/08/2016, 06:00 pm | Octavia Books | New Orleans, LA

Empire of Storms by Sarah J. Maas  (author appearance)
Sarah J. Maas | 09/08/2016, 06:00 pm | Lemuria Books | Jackson, MS

Delta Rainbow: The Irrepressible Betty Bobo Pearson  (author appearance)
Sally Palmer Thomason | 09/08/2016, 05:30 pm | Turnrow Books | Greenwood, MS

Danny Johnson on The Last Road Home  (author appearance)
Danny Johnson | 09/08/2016, 06:30 pm | City Lights Bookstore | Sylva, NC

Flyleaf Second Thursday Poetry Reading and Open Mic featuring Janice Moore Fuller and J.S. Absher  (author appearance)
Janice Moore Fuller | 09/08/2016, 07:00 pm | Flyleaf Books | Chapel Hill, NC

Jenny Brule, Learn to Cook 25 Southern Classics 3 Ways cookbook  (author appearance)
Jenny Brule | 09/08/2016, 06:00 pm | Main Street Books | Davidson, NC

ELIZABETH HEANEY presents The Honor Was Mine: A Look Inside the Struggle of Military veterans  (author appearance)
Elizabeth Heaney | 09/08/2016, 07:00 pm | Malaprop's Bookstore/Cafe | Asheville, NC

Scuppernong Books Words of Note Festival 2016  (author appearance)
Gary Reid | 09/08/2016, 07:00 pm | Scuppernong Books | Greensboro, NC

Visiting Writer Series presents Jacqueline Woodson at Crosstown Arts' story booth  (author appearance)
Jacqueline Woodson | 09/08/2016, 06:00 pm | Booksellers at Laurelwood | Memphis, TN

Special Edition Salon@615 featuring Glennon Melton in conversation with Ann Patchett at War Memorial Auditorium  (author appearance)
Glennon Melton | 09/08/2016, 06:30 pm | Parnassus Books | Nashville, TN

Author event with Sharon Cameron author of The Forgetting  (author appearance)
Sharon Cameron | 09/08/2016, 06:30 pm | Parnassus Books | Nashville, TN

Mary Buford Hitz Talks About The History of Wintergreen Resort  (author appearance)
Mary Buford Hitz | 09/08/2016, 06:30 pm | Fountain Bookstore | Richmond, VA

Michele Oka Doner - Into the Mysterium - Gables  (author appearance)
Michele Oka Doner | 09/09/2016, 08:00 pm | Books & Books Inc | Coral Gables, FL

Dan Yaccarino: I Am A Story  (author appearance)
Dan Yaccarino | 09/09/2016, 04:30 pm | Garden District Book Shop | New Orleans, LA

Sandpiper: My Journey with Sight and Blindness by Karen Brown  (author appearance)
Karen Brown | 09/09/2016, 05:30 pm | Lemuria Books | Jackson, MS

Susan Crawford, author of The Other Widow  (author appearance)
Susan Crawford | 09/09/2016, 12:00 pm | Main Street Books | Davidson, NC

Jacqueline Woodson - Another Brooklyn  (author appearance)
Jacqueline Woodson | 09/09/2016, 07:00 pm | Quail Ridge Books & Music | Raleigh, NC

David Menconi  (author appearance)
David Menconi | 09/09/2016, 07:00 pm | Scuppernong Books | Greensboro, NC

Alex Bledsoe Book Signing at the Enchanted Chalice Renaissance Faire   (author appearance)
Alex Bledsoe | 09/09/2016, 05:00 pm | Fiction Addiction | Greenville, SC

Jim Casada, Author of Bird Dog Days, Wingshooting Ways  (author appearance)
Jim Casada | 09/09/2016, 11:00 am | Litchfield Books | Pawleys Island, SC

Author event with Cathryn J. Prince author of American Daredevil  (author appearance)
Cathryn J. Prince | 09/09/2016, 06:00 pm | Parnassus Books | Nashville, TN

Eva Abbo - La encrucijada del ayer - Gables  (author appearance)
Eva Abbo | 09/10/2016, 05:00 pm | Books & Books Inc | Coral Gables, FL

KIDS: Brad Meltzer - I AM JANE GOODALL I AM GEORGE WASHINGTON - Gables  (author appearance)
Brad Meltzer | 09/10/2016, 07:00 pm | Books & Books Inc | Coral Gables, FL

SANDOR KATZ presents WILD FERMENTATION!  (author appearance)
Sandor Katz | 09/10/2016, 07:00 pm | Malaprop's Bookstore/Cafe | Asheville, NC

Ruth Moose – Wedding Bell Blues: A Dixie Dew Mystery   (author appearance)
Ruth Moose | 09/10/2016, 11:00 am | McIntyre's Fine Books | Pittsboro, NC

Nicholson Baker – Substitute: Going to School with a Thousand Kids  (author appearance)
Nicholson Baker | 09/10/2016, 02:00 pm | McIntyre's Fine Books | Pittsboro, NC

Okra Pick!Author Event: Susan Crawford - The Other Widow  (author appearance)
Susan Crawford | 09/10/2016, 02:00 pm | Park Road Books | Charlotte, NC

Andrea Beaty - Ada Twist, Scientist  (author appearance)
Andrea Beaty | 09/10/2016, 10:00 am | Quail Ridge Books & Music | Raleigh, NC

Penny Parsons (with Musician Friends), Foggy Mountain Troubadour: The Life and Music of Curly Seckler  (author appearance)
Penny Parsons | 09/10/2016, 07:00 pm | Scuppernong Books | Greensboro, NC

Jennifer Brulé: Learn to Cook 25 Southern Classics 3 Ways  (author appearance)
Jennifer Brulé | 09/10/2016, 04:00 pm | The Country Bookshop | Southern Pines, NC

Author event with Kiersten Modglin author of If it Walks Like A Killer  (author appearance)
Kiersten Modglin | 09/10/2016, 02:00 pm | Parnassus Books | Nashville, TN

Middle Grade Authors BARBARA O'CONNOR and MONIKA SCHRÖDER  (author appearance)
Barbara O’Connor | 09/11/2016, 03:00 pm | Malaprop's Bookstore/Cafe | Asheville, NC

Jonathan Safran Foer – Here I Am: A Novel  (author appearance)
Jonathan Safran Foer | 09/11/2016, 02:00 pm | McIntyre's Fine Books | Pittsboro, NC

SOLD OUT EVENT with author Kate DiCamillo!   (author appearance)
Kate DiCamillo | 09/11/2016, 02:00 pm | Park Road Books | Charlotte, NC

Author Event: Leigh Himes - One That Got Away  (author appearance)
Leigh Himes | 09/11/2016, 03:00 pm | Park Road Books | Charlotte, NC

Tim Crothers - The Queen of Katwe  (author appearance)
Tim Crothers | 09/11/2016, 02:00 pm | Quail Ridge Books & Music | Raleigh, NC

Ruth Moose: Wedding Bell Blues  (author appearance)
Ruth Moose | 09/11/2016, 02:00 pm | The Country Bookshop | Southern Pines, NC

Darrell Uselton and Jimmye Pidgeon sign Pidgeon Droppings  (author appearance)
Jimmye Pidgeon | 09/11/2016, 02:00 pm | Booksellers at Laurelwood | Memphis, TN

Author event with Michael T. McRay author of Where The River Bends  (author appearance)
Michael T. McRay | 09/11/2016, 02:00 pm | Parnassus Books | Nashville, TN

Prost For Prose with Ben Kessler, author of Rivers of Wind: Nature & Language at Starr Hill!  (author appearance)
Ben Kessler | 09/11/2016, 04:30 pm | Over the Moon Bookstore & Artisan Gallery | Crozet, VA

Nicholson Baker Book Signing  (author appearance)
Nicholson Baker | 09/12/2016, 07:30 pm | A Cappella Books | Atlanta, GA

Lillah Schwartz | 09/12/2016, 07:00 pm | Malaprop's Bookstore/Cafe | Asheville, NC

Alan Schwarz - ADHD NATION: Children, Doctors, Big Pharma, and the Making of an American Epidemic  (author appearance)
Alan Schwarz | 09/12/2016, 07:00 pm | Regulator Bookshop | Durham, NC

Special Edition Salon@615 featuring Ann Patchett  (author appearance)
Ann Patchett | 09/12/2016, 06:15 pm | Parnassus Books | Nashville, TN

D.P. Lyle  (author appearance)
D.P. Lyle | 09/13/2016, 05:00 pm | Page & Palette | Fairhope, AL

A Prologue to the 25th Edition of the Book Festival of the MJCCA presents Joby Warrick  (author appearance)
Joby Warrick | 09/13/2016, 07:30 pm | A Cappella Books | Atlanta, GA

Launch Party for THE CREEPY CASE FILES OF MARGO MALOO by Drew Weing  (author appearance)
Drew Weing | 09/13/2016, 06:30 pm | Avid Bookshop | Athens, GA

Celebrate Avie's Dreams: An Afro-Futurist Feminist Coloring Book by Makeda Lewis  (author appearance)
Makeda Lewis | 09/13/2016, 07:30 pm | Charis Books & More | Atlanta, GA

Rosalind Wiseman -- Queen Bees and Wannabes  (author appearance)
Rosalind Wiseman | 09/13/2016, 07:00 pm | Eagle Eye Book Shop | Atlanta, GA

Rosemary Wells Workshop  (author appearance)
Rosemary Wells | 09/13/2016, 07:00 pm | Eagle Eye Book Shop | Atlanta, GA

John Currence with BIG BAD BREAKFAST - EVENT AT BBB  (author appearance)
John Currence | 09/13/2016, 12:00 pm | Square Books | Oxford, MS

ROBERT OLEN BUTLER presents PERFUME RIVER  (author appearance)
Robert Olen Butler | 09/13/2016, 07:00 pm | Malaprop's Bookstore/Cafe | Asheville, NC

Alan Schwarz - ADHD Nation  (author appearance)
Alan Schwarz | 09/13/2016, 07:00 pm | Quail Ridge Books & Music | Raleigh, NC

Eddie Huffman, John Prine: In Spite of Himself, (with music by Molly McGinn)  (author appearance)
Eddie Huffman | 09/13/2016, 07:00 pm | Scuppernong Books | Greensboro, NC

Sara First signs Memphis Boo!  (author appearance)
Sara First | 09/13/2016, 06:30 pm | Booksellers at Laurelwood | Memphis, TN

Author event with Amor Towles author of A Gentleman in Moscow  (author appearance)
Amor Towles | 09/13/2016, 06:30 pm | Parnassus Books | Nashville, TN

What's Up With YA These Days? With Meg Medina, Hannah Barnaby, and Kristen-Paige Madonia  (author appearance)
Meg Medina | 09/13/2016, 06:30 pm | Fountain Bookstore | Richmond, VA

DJ Niko at The Womens National Book Association monthly meeting  (author appearance)
DJ Niko | 09/14/2016, 06:30 pm | Murder on the Beach Mystery Bookstore | Delray Beach, FL

Joseph Lelyveld Book Signing  (author appearance)
Joseph Lelyveld | 09/14/2016, 07:00 pm | A Cappella Books | Atlanta, GA

Renowned Author-Illustrator Rosemary Wells: Hand in Hand  (author appearance)
Rosemary Wells | 09/14/2016, 06:30 pm | Avid Bookshop | Athens, GA

Brendan Jones - THE ALASKAN LAUNDRY  (author appearance)
Brendan Jones | 09/14/2016, 06:00 pm | Octavia Books | New Orleans, LA

Author Event: F.Y. Drum - A Gardner's Devotion Book  (author appearance)
F.Y. Drum | 09/14/2016, 07:00 pm | Park Road Books | Charlotte, NC

Okra Pick!ROBERT OLEN BUTLER - Perfume River  (author appearance)
Robert Olen Butler | 09/14/2016, 07:00 pm | Regulator Bookshop | Durham, NC

Leah Tinari: The Magical Fantastical Fridge  (author appearance)
Leah Tinari | 09/14/2016, 04:00 pm | The Country Bookshop | Southern Pines, NC

Marcia Mabee Shares Her Memoir Naked Mountain  (author appearance)
Marcia Mabee | 09/14/2016, 04:00 pm | Fountain Bookstore | Richmond, VA

Okra Pick!Ron Rash - The Risen  (author appearance)
Ron Rash | 09/15/2016, 05:00 pm | Alabama Booksmith | Birmingham, AL

Sonny Seals and George S. Hart Book Signing  (author appearance)
Sonny Seals | 09/15/2016, 07:00 pm | A Cappella Books | Atlanta, GA

John Currence with BIG BAD BREAKFAST  (author appearance)
John Currence | 09/15/2016, 06:00 pm | Square Books | Oxford, MS

Coffee with the Poet with Richard VanderVeen  (author appearance)
Richard VanderVeen | 09/15/2016, 10:30 am | City Lights Bookstore | Sylva, NC

Author Event: Jennifer Brule - Learn to Cook 25 Southern Classics 3 Ways  (author appearance)
Jennifer Brule | 09/15/2016, 07:00 pm | Park Road Books | Charlotte, NC

Okra Pick!Robert Olen Butler - Perfume River  (author appearance)
Robert Olen Butler | 09/15/2016, 07:00 pm | Quail Ridge Books & Music | Raleigh, NC

William Ferris - The South in Color: A Visual Journal  (author appearance)
William Ferris | 09/15/2016, 07:00 pm | Regulator Bookshop | Durham, NC

Backstreets magazine editor Chris Phillips (with music by Nicholas Rich), Talk About A Dream: The Essential Interviews of Bruce Springsteen  (author appearance)
Chris Phillips | 09/15/2016, 07:00 pm | Scuppernong Books | Greensboro, NC

Authors Round the South


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