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{Song lyrics on the side of a barn.}

In which a man writes song lyrics on the side of a barn, Mr. Ace Atkins likes Ian Fleming books for all the naked women, one lucky author will win a free glass of wine every day for a year, and her ladyship learns to read while her hair is being pulled.

August 10, 2014

Dear readers,

This is Tyra, the latest edition to her ladyship, the editor's household. As you can see, Tyra is fond of reading the classics (and found of the classics bookshelf, which is taller than any of her ladyship's dogs). Her other favorite place is sitting on her ladyship's  shoulder, purring and chewing on her hair.

tyraSome people enjoy classical music or soft jazz as their background music for reading. Her ladyship reads to the whiffles and whines and tail-thumps, purrs, hissing, and general low-level chaos that comes from a houseful of dogs and cats.  Tyra's gentle low purr is welcome  and familiar.

Of course, being a kitten she has the attention span of a gnat, so after about ninety seconds  she is no longer interested in reading over her ladyship's shoulder, and is much more intent on vanquishing the hairclip in her ladyship's hair.

Her ladyship is mastering the art of reading while having one's hair pulled.

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.

Palmetto MoonThe door closes behind Claire. In her absence and without the thrill of convincing the old bat to let me stay, I see the room for what it really is. The gray flowered wallpaper looks like it might have been lavender at one time. Wild roses meander in an intertwining pattern with plump cherubs, and I'm certain Miss Mamie was not the decorator. But if she wasn't, who was? When I sit up on the edge of the bed, the mattress dips into the slats that are too far apart. I run my hand over the small bedside table that smells sweet, almost like bourbon, and open the drawers. There's nothing but a dark brown stain, most likely evidence of how the last poor boarder survived, or the reason they were expelled. 

A rickety-looking basin stand is beside the window with two threadbare towels folded over the spindle railing. My old suitcase sits on the luggage rack, a reminder of my old life and Rosa Lee and Desmond's sacrifice. I'm sure when my absence was discovered, they were lined up with the rest of the staff and interrogated, but if anyone had looked on the Harrington chest  in the foyer, they'd have seen the note I'd debated leaving. It was short, but not because I didn't have time. I'd written it weeks earlier and stashed it in the pocket of my Sears dress.. A lengthy explanation  would have been a waste of ink and paper.

Dear Mother and Father,

I cannot live in the world you've planned for me, and regret circumstances have forced me to leave. Do not worry about me. As you've so often reminded me, I'm a Hadley. I will make my mark on the world. 

Love, Vada

--Kim Boykin, Palmetto Moon

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Book & Author Gossip

Crook's Corner Book Prize Long List announced:

The Crook’s Corner Book Prize Foundation announces its annual longlist of 
best debut novels set in the American South:

Saint MonkeyQueen Sugar, by Natalie Baszile / A Pamela Dorman book/Viking
Byrd, by Kim Church / Dzanc Books
The Resurrectionist, by Matthew Guinn / W.W. Norton
Flying Shoes, by Lisa Howorth / Bloomsbury USA
Remember Me Like This, by Bret Anthony Johnston / Random House
I Shall Be Near To You, by Erin Lindsay McCabe / Crown
Heart of Palm, by Laura Lee Smith / Grove Press
In the Garden of Stone, by Susan Tekulve / Hub City Press
Saint Monkey, by Jacinda Townsend / W.W. Norton
The Ways of the Dead, by Neely Tucker / Viking
Mother of Rain, by Karen Spears Zacharias / Mercer University 

The goal of the Crook’s Corner Book Prize is to encourage new writers. “This wonderful longlist will give readers and booksellers an opportunity to discover some exceptional new talent,” said Anna Hayes, founder and president of the Crook’s Corner Book Prize Foundation. In November a shortlist will be announced and from these finalists author Randall Kenan will select the winner, to be announced in January 2015

Dzanc Books acquires rights to William Gay's last novel

William GayDzanc Books has acquired world, performance, and audio rights for William Gay’s long-awaited novel, The Lost Country(tentatively scheduled for October 2015), as well as another book entitled Little Sister Deathand paperback reprint rights for Gay’s debut novel, The Long Home. Originally scheduled for publication in Fall 2008 by MacAdam/Cage Publishing,The Lost Country was frequently delayed. Gay was set to turn in a final draft just weeks before his untimely death in 2012. Shortly thereafter his last publisher closed its doors for good, leaving the future of Gay’s works uncertain. Michael C. White, a former editor and publisher of Gay’s, worked diligently with the estate to vet publishers and find the best home for Gay’s literary legacy, Ann Arbor –based Dzanc Books, led by publisher Steve Gillis.

Looking for a few good cooks

Delta Queen CookbookCynthia Nobles is looking for good Southern cookbooks: New ones. Specifically, she wants "good food writers who can produce enticing cookbooks centered around Southern food."

She is the Series Editor for a new LSU Press Southern Table series. Nobles is the author of "The Delta Queen Cookbook: The History and Recipes of the Legendary Steamboat" and contributed to "New Orleans Cuisine: Fourteen Signature Dishes and Their Histories."The cookbooks in the new LSU series will be of interest to a general audience, Nobles said, as well as history buffs, home and professional cooks.

Jolina Petersheim

The MidwifeLong before I knew how to read or write, I would sit on the front porch and try to make up stories. My parents inadvertently encouraged this because my father—a barn builder by trade—would pause in his labors to jot down lyrics on his 2 x 4 boards with a carpenter’s pencil, and my mother would read excerpts from her novels to me like a bedtime story. We also didn’t have a TV for the majority of my childhood, so once I learned how to read, I would bring stacks of books home from the library. This, naturally, developed into a love for writing. I attempted to write my first novel when I was in sixth grade,

 

Ace Atkins

The ForesakenI became passionate about books when I was in high school. I discovered Ian Fleming. For a fifteen-year-old boy to discover the world of Ian Fleming was astounding. Not only were they great travelogues and adventure stories, but there were pages of descriptions of naked women.

Dolly's proud peacocks

In the 1970s, Lucille Ramey Faulkner kept peacocks. She was the wife of John Faulkner, William’s brother, and the aunt of my late wife, Dean Faulkner Wells. The old Ramey home place, “Memory House,” was sold to the University of Mississippi and today houses the Development Office. Aunt Lucille’s nickname was Dolly. She was a serious Episcopalianour lady of the churchfirst to kneel in prayer, last to leave. Dolly kept an artificial Christmas tree in her living room year round, never turning on the lights until Christmas. For some reason that Dean never explained (I don‘t think she knew), Dolly and her mother-in-law, Maud Falkner, existed in a state of war. According to Dean, Maud wouldn’t allow Dolly to enter her home. Her peacocks, a cock and a couple of hens, were equally combative.

Bill McIlwainBill McIlwain, Jr.

William Franklin McIlwain Jr., a former Newsday editor and novelist who wrote eloquently about racial tension and desegregation in the Deep South, has died. McIlwain died of congestive heart and respiratory failure Friday at a nursing home in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, his family said. He was 88.  A SouthCarolina native, McIlwain had stints as editor of the Toronto Star, the Boston Herald-American, Arkansas Gazette in Little Rock and the Sarasota Herald-Tribune in Florida. He also wrote for Esquire, The Atlantic and Harper's during his 50-year journalism career. "He loved to tell stories, and I think as a reporter, he enjoyed the storytelling aspect of it," said his son, also named William.

 Florida Bookstore Day

Florida is the latest member of the union to announce a state-wide day dedicated to bookstores. Florida Bookstore Day has been set for November 15, and is planned to celebrate not just indie retailers, but also used bookstores, small presses, and local authors in the Sunshine State.

The brainchild of Tiffany Razzano, founder of the Tampa Bay arts nonprofit Wordier Than Thou, Florida Bookstore Day has already signed on 30 bookstores to participate, including Inkwood Books in Tampa, and Murder on the Beach in Delray Beach.

Wild Iris Books looking to turn nonprofit

Florida’s only feminist bookstore is looking to make a change to help compensate for the growing difficulty in keeping such a business open. By switching from retail to corporate nonprofit status, Wild Iris will be able to pursue grants and donations, offer intern scholarships and volunteer recognition, and create a board.

Ann Patchett's dog weds in Nashville bookstore

The first wedding at Parnassus Books boasted more than just an usual location. It also featured a couple with eight legs.  Dozens witnessed the union of two neighbors and longtime friends — Sparky, a shelter dog adopted by author and bookstore owner Ann Patchett and her husband Karl VanDevender, and Maggie, adopted by Tory Abel and Pamela Carter.  The bride wore a pink carnation bouquet and a matching harness. The groom went casual in his Hawaiian shirt.

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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 Laura Lane McNeal

Laura Lane McNealLaura Lane McNeal was born and raised in New Orleans. After receiving two undergraduate degrees from Southern Methodist University in Dallas, she went on to earn an MBA from Tulane University. She spent most of her career in advertising, working for agencies in New York and Dallas, before returning to New Orleans where she started her own marketing consulting firm and became a free-lance writer as well as a decorative artist. The devastation of Katrina is what led her to fulfill her lifetime dream of becoming a writer. Laura presently resides in New Orleans. She is married with two sons.

Request Laura for a book club or event

Laura's Profile Page on STARS

DollbabyDollbaby

When Ibby Bell's father dies in the summer of 1964, her mother Vidrine deposits the 11-year-old with her eccentric grandmother Fannie Bell, whom she didn’t know existed. Fannie, who lives in a decrepit Victorian mansion in Uptown New Orleans, tends to wind up in the local asylum every now and then. Her black cook, Queenie, who runs the household, and Queenie’s outspoken daughter, Dollbaby, take young Ibby under their wing and initiate her into the ways of the South—both its grand traditions as well as its darkest secrets. As Ibby uncovers the ghosts of her family's past, she learns that family can be found in places you least expect it. Uplifting and funny, poignant and full of verve, Dollbaby is a novel of Southern eccentricity, secrets and charm. Fans of Sue Monk Kidd, Pat Conroy and Harper Lee won’t want to miss this one! “Every now and then, there’s a book you tell everyone to read, because it is that good. Dollbaby by Laura Lane McNeal is that book.” — The Herald Sun (North Carolina)

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

Georgia Bottoms

Georgia BottomsGeorgia Bottoms: A modern Southern Comic Opera:

Georgia Bottoms may be Six Points, Alabama's finest feature - beautiful, worldly, a splendid cook and faithful churchgoer who cares for her aged mother and sells handmade quilts to her grateful neighbors. 

Georgia also has a discreet side business, "entertaining" six local gentlemen at night. Judge Barnett on Sunday, Sheriff Allred on Friday, the doctor on Wednesday (Monday's are Georgia's own). Each gentleman gets a night tailored to his particular tastes, each has been trained to leave a "gift" to help Georgia get by, and each one thinks he is Georgia's only secret lover.

When Preacher Eugene Hendrix (Saturdays) decides he must confess their affair in front of his wife and the entire congregation, Georgia may be able to stop him in time. But one pin pulled out of her elaborately protected life may be all it takes to send the whole structure to hell in a hurry. Chin high, posture perfect, her Chanel handbag tucked firmly under her arm, Georgia sets out to save herself, her mama, and her particular notion of virtue from total ruin. Nothing in Six Points will ever be the same. 

Written with hilarity, insight, and affection for the many failings of man-and womankind, Georgia Bottoms plumbs the irrepressible workings of the rebellious human heart.

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Read This! Okra Picks & Recommended Reading from Southern Booksellers


Okra Picks

From the Okra Picks

Palmetto Moon by Kim Boykin

DollbabyJune, 1947. Charleston is poised to celebrate the biggest wedding in high-society history, the joining of two of the oldest families in the city. Except the bride is nowhere to be found…

Unlike the rest of the debs she grew up with, Vada Hadley doesn’t see marrying Justin McLeod as a blessing—she sees it as a life sentence. So when she finds herself one day away from a wedding she doesn’t want, she’s left with no choice but to run away from the future her parents have so carefully planned for her.

In Round O, South Carolina, Vada finds independence in the unexpected friendships she forms at the boarding house where she stays, and a quiet yet fulfilling courtship with the local diner owner, Frank Darling. For the first time in her life, she finally feels like she’s where she’s meant to be. But when her dear friend Darby hunts her down, needing help, Vada will have to confront the life she gave up—and decide where her heart truly belongs.

Read the first chapter

More Okra Picks!


Staff Picks from Quail Ridge Books and Music

All the Light We Cannot See I'm adding my accolades to a book that so many of our staff have loved, All the Light We Cannot See (Scribner $27). Award-winning author Anthony Doerr's latest work is set during WWII. Werner, a young German orphan, is coerced into monitoring radio for the Hitler Youth. Marie-Laure, a blind Parisian girl, is forced to flee the city by the Nazi occupation. Carrying on her uncle's work, she broadcasts music to spread hope for her captive nation. Little does she know it will touch the heart of a German boy being held captive in his own way. Doerr's evocative, vivid writing style makes the trials of war jump off the page; Marie-Laure and Werner are like living, breathing people, and their inner strength will move you.

From Nancy:

Lucky UsFrom her excellent first book of stories, Come to Me, I've enjoyed Amy Bloom's fiction, and her new novel, Lucky Us (Random House $26), is her best yet. Two half-sisters, one abandoned by her mother and the other motherless, take off to find fame in Hollywood. After a scandal fueled by gossip columnist Hedda Hopper that ends a short movie career, they cross country to New York City with a delightfully eccentric reconfigured family. World War II factors into their lives and gives the story an interesting historical backdrop. Starred reviews from Publishers WeeklyKirkus and Booklist.

 

Why Can't we Talk About Something More Pleasant?I read cartoonist Roz Chast's graphic-format memoir, Can't We Talk about Something More Pleasant? (Bloomsbury $28) with very diverse emotions. The story of her parents' last years is drawn with her signature wit and the narrative is “as rife with laughs as it is with tears.” This is an extraordinary account of an experience that many of us deal with as our parents age. Starred reviews from Kirkus and Publishers Weekly.

 


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Operation PaperclipFrom Bill: Operation Paperclip: The Secret Intelligence Program that Brought Nazi Scientists to America by Annie Jacobsen (Little Brown $30). Do the ends justify the means? Is the enemy of my enemy my friend? These are just two of the questions that occur while reading this thought-provoking book about America's secret plan to bring German scientists to the U.S. after WWII in a response to the perceived future threat of the Soviet Union's military might. Was that enough justification for bringing Nazis to America? Did the U.S. government make a deal with the devil? You decide.

 

Coco Chanel An Intimate LifeFrom Craven: Coco Chanel: An Intimate Life by Lisa Chaney (Penguin $17). Biographies are hard to balance. One must avoid making the subject a mystical figure, while still giving them the credit they are due. Coco Chanel was a brilliant, but very difficult woman born in very interesting times. Chaney's biography paints a vivid portrait of the style pioneer while keeping her soothingly human. It also contains fascinating analysis on the evolution of women's style. Whether you're interested in her life or her work, this book is a superb choice for learning about Chanel.

 

More recommended reading from southern bookstores

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Southern Indie Bestsellers

For the week ending August 3, 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 Donna Tartt, Little Brown, $30, 9780316055437
2. The Book of Life
Donna Deborah Harkness, Viking, $28.95, 9780670025596
3. All the Light We Cannot See
Donna Anthony Doerr, Scribner, $27, 9781476746586
4. The Heist
Donna Daniel Silva, Harper, $27.99, 9780062320056
okra5. The Invention of Wings
Donna Sue Monk Kidd, Viking, $27.95, 9780670024780
6. Big Little Lies
Donna Liane Moriarty, Amy Einhorn Books, $26.95, 9780399167065
okra7. Dollbaby
Donna Laura Lane McNeal, Pamela Dorman Books, $26.95, 9780670014736
8. The Silkworm
Donna Robert Galbraith, J.K. Rowling, Mulholland, $28, 9780316206877
9. Lucky Us
Donna Amy Bloom, Random House, $26, 9781400067244
10. Wayfaring Stranger
Donna James Lee Burke, S&S, $27.99, 9781476710792
11. Act of War
Donna Brad Thor, Atria, $27.99, 9781476717128
okra12. Natchez Burning
Donna Greg Iles, Morrow, $27.99, 9780062311078
okra13. The Girls of August
Donna Anne Rivers Siddons, Grand Central, $27, 9780446527958
14. Midnight in Europe
Donna Alan Furst, Random House, $27, 9781400069491
15. The Husband's Secret
Donna Liane Moriarty, Amy Einhorn Books, $25.95, 9780399159343

HARDCOVER NONFICTION

1. The Mockingbird Next Door
Donna Marja Mills, Penguin Press, $27.95, 9781594205194
2. A Spy Among Friends: Kim Philby and the Great Betrayal
Donna Ben Macintyre, Crown, $27, 9780804136631
3. Everything I Need to Know I Learned From a Little Golden Book
Donna Diane Muldrow, Golden Books, $9.99, 9780307977618
4. Factory Man
Donna Beth Macy, Little Brown, $28, 9780316231435
5. David and Goliath
Donna Malcolm Gladwell, Little Brown, $29, 9780316204361
6. Flash Boys
Donna Michael Lewis, Norton, $27.95, 9780393244663
7. Hard Choices
Donna Hillary Rodham Clinton, S&S, $35, 9781476751443
8. The Southerner's Handbook
Donna Garden & Gun Magazine, HarperWave, $27.99, 9780062242389
9. Tibetan Peach Pie
Donna Tom Robbins, Ecco, $27.99, 9780062267405
10. One Nation
Donna Ben Carson, M.D., Candy Carson, Sentinel, $25.95, 9781595231123
11. Capital in the Twenty-First Century
Donna Thomas Piketty, Belknap Press, $39.95, 9780674430006
12. Clinton, Inc.
Donna Daniel Halper, Broadside Books, $27.99, 9780062311238
13. Unbroken
Donna Laura Hillenbrand, Random House, $28, 9781400064168
14. The Romanov Sisters
Donna Helen Rappaport, St. Martin's, $27.99, 9781250020208
15. Think Like a Freak
Donna Steven D. Levitt, Stephen J. Dubner, Morrow, $28.99, 9780062218339

TRADE PAPERBACK FICTION

1. Gone Girl
Donna Gillian Flynn, Broadway, $15, 9780307588371
2. The Signature of All Things
Donna Elizabeth Gilbert, Penguin, $17, 9780143125846
3. Me Before You
Donna Jojo Moyes, Penguin, $16, 9780143124542
4. Orphan Train
Donna Christina Baker Kline, Morrow, $14.99, 9780061950728
5. The Cuckoo's Calling
Donna Robert Galbraith, J.K. Rowling, Mulholland, $18, 9780316206853
6. The Valley of Amazement
Donna Amy Tan, Ecco, $16.99, 9780062107329
7. Where'd You Go, Bernadette
Donna Maria Semple, Back Bay, $14.99, 9780316204262
8. The Girl You Left Behind
Donna Jojo Moyes, Penguin, $16, 9780143125778
9. Longbourn
Donna Jo Baker, Vintage, $15.95, 9780345806970
10. The Great Gatsby
Donna F.Scott Fitzgerald, Scribner, $15, 9781451689433
11. Fahrenheit 451
Donna Ray Bradbury, S&S, $15, 9781451673319
12. And the Mountains Echoed
Donna Khaled Hosseini, Riverhead, $16, 9781594632389
13. The Silver Star
Donna Jeannette Walls, Scribner, $16, 9781451661545
14. The Ocean at the End of the Lane
Donna Neil Gaiman, Morrow, $14.99, 9780062255662
15. The All-Girl Filling Station's Last Reunion
Donna Fannie Flagg, Random House, $15, 9780812977172

TRADE PAPERBACK NONFICTION

1. Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience, and Redemption
Donna Laura Hillenbrand, Random House, $16, 9780812974492
2. The Boys in the Boat
Donna Daniel James Brown, Penguin, $17, 9780143125471
3. Behind the Beautiful Forevers
Donna Katherine Boo, Random House, $16, 9780812979329
4. Let's Explore Diabetes With Owls
Donna David Sedaris, Back Bay, $17, 9780316154703
5. How to Read Literature Like a Professor
Donna Thomas C. Foster, Harper Perennial, $15.99, 9780062301673
6. Orange Is the New Black
Donna Piper Kerman, Spiegel & Grau, $16, 9780812986181
7. Outliers
Donna Malcolm Gladwell, Back Bay, $16.99, 9780316017930
8. Wild
Donna Cheryl Strayed, Vintage, $15.95, 9780307476074
9. Into the Wild
Donna Jon Krakauer, Anchor, $14.95, 9780307387172
10. The Glass Castle
Donna Jeannette Walls, Scribner, $16, 9780743247542
11. Gift From the Sea
Donna Anne Morrow Lindbergh, Pantheon, $9.95, 9780679732419
12. Heaven Is for Real
Donna Todd Burpo, Thomas Nelson, $16.99, 9780849922077
13. Night
Donna Elie Wiesel, FSG, $9.95, 9780374500016
14. One Summer: America, 1927
Donna Bill Bryson, Anchor, $16.95, 9780767919418
15. The Other Wes Moore
Donna Wes Moore, Spiegel & Grau, $15, 9780385528207

MASS MARKET

1. To Kill a Mockingbird
Donna Harper Lee, Grand Central, $8.99, 9780446310789
2. I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings
Donna Maya Angelou, Ballantine, $6.99, 9780345514400
3. A Game of Thrones
Donna George R.R. Martin, Bantam, $9.99, 9780553593716
4. 1984
Donna George Orwell, Signet, $9.99, 9780451524935
5. Lord of the Flies
Donna William Golding, Perigee, $9.99, 9780399501487
6. A Clash of Kings
Donna George R.R. Martin, Bantam, $9.99, 9780345535429
7. A Feast for Crows
Donna George R.R. Martin, Bantam, $9.99, 9780553390568
8. The Catcher in the Rye
Donna J.D. Salinger, Little Brown, $8.99, 9780316769488
9. A Dance With Dragons
Donna George R.R. Martin, Bantam, $9.99, 9780553582017
10. Animal Farm
Donna George Orwell, Signet, $9.99, 9780451526342

CHILDREN'S ILLUSTRATED


1. Goodnight Moon
Donna Margaret Wise Brown, Clement Hurd (Illus.), Harper, $8.99, 9780694003617
2. Frozen (Little Golden Book)
Donna Victoria Saxon, Grace Lee (Illus.), Random House/Disney, $3.99, 9780736430517
3. The Day the Crayons Quit
Donna Drew Daywalt, Oliver Jeffers (Illus.), Philomel, $17.99, 9780399255373
4. The Pout-Pout Fish Goes to School
Donna Deborah Diesen, Dan Hanna (Illus.), FSG, $16.99, 9780374360955
5. On the Night You Were Born
Donna Nancy Tillman, Feiwel & Friends, $7.99, 9780312601553
6. Where's Waldo?
Donna Martin Handford, Candlewick, $7.99, 9780763634988
7. Good Night, Gorilla
Donna Peggy Rathmann, Putnam, $7.99, 9780399230035
8. Goodnight, Goodnight, Construction Site
Donna Sherri Duskey Rinker, Tom Lichtenheld (Illus.), Chronicle, $16.99, 9780811877824
9. Three Bears in a Boat
Donna David Soman, Dial, $17.99, 9780803739932
10. Where the Wild Things Are
Donna Maurice Sendak, Harper, $18.99, 9780060254926

CHILDREN'S INTEREST

1. The Fault in Our Stars
Donna John Green, Speak, $12.99, 9780142424179
2. If I Stay
Donna Gayle Forman, Speak, $10.99, 9780147514530
3. The Giver
Donna Lois Lowry, Harcourt, $9.99, 9780544340688
4. Looking for Alaska
Donna John Green, Speak, $9.99, 9780142402511
5. Wonder
Donna R.J. Palacio, Knopf, $15.99, 9780375869020
6. An Abundance of Katherines
Donna John Green, Speak, $9.99, 9780142410707
7. Paper Towns
Donna John Green, Speak, $9.99, 9780142414934
8. The Book Thief
Donna Markus Zusak, Knopf, $12.99, 9780385754729
9. Minecraft: Essential Handbook
Donna Scholastic, $7.99, 9780545669931
10. We Were Liars
Donna E. Lockhart, Delacorte, $17.99, 9780385741262

CHILDREN'S FICTION SERIES TITLES

1. Four: A Divergent Collection
Donna Veronica Roth, Katherine Tegen Books, $17.99, 9780062345219
2. Divergent
Donna Veronica Roth, Katherine Tegen Books, $9.99, 9780062289858
3. The Maze Runner
Donna James Dashner, Delacorte, $9.99, 9780385737951
4. Insurgent (Divergent, #2)
Donna Veronica Roth, Katherine Tegen Books, $17.99, 9780062024046
5. Return of the Padawan (Star Wars: Jedi Academy, Book 2)
Donna Jeffrey Brown, Scholastic, $12.99, 9780545621250
6. Allegiant (Divergent, #3)
Donna Veronica Roth, Katherine Tegen Books, $19.99, 9780062024060
7. A Grimm Warning (The Land of Stories, #3)
Donna Chris Colfer, Little Brown, $18, 9780316406819
8. Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children
Donna Ransom Riggs, Quirk, $10.99, 9781594746031
9. Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone
Donna J.K.Rowling, Scholastic, $10.99, 9780590353427
10. The Scorch Trials (The Maze Runner, Book 2)
Donna James Dashner, Ember, $9.99, 9780385738767

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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.
Dollbaby
Wayfaring Stranger
Natchez Burning
The Girls of August
Midnight in Europe
The Husband's Secret
Factory Man
The Southerner's Handbook
Clinton, Inc.
The Romanov Sisters
Me Before You
Longbourn
The Great Gatsby
Fahrenheit 451
The All-Girl Filling Station's Last Reunion
How to Read Literature Like a Professor
Into the Wild
The Glass Castle
Gift From the Sea
Night
The Other Wes Moore
1984
Lord of the Flies
A Feast for Crows
The Catcher in the Rye
Animal Farm
The Pout-Pout Fish Goes to School
Goodnight, Goodnight, Construction Site
Three Bears in a Boat


Events

Events at Southen Indie Bookstores 

Book Club -- Hotel at the Corner of Bitter and Sweet  (book club)
08/15/2014, 09:00 am
Copperfish Books

Chris Warner- Saved at the Alabama-Florida Line  (author appearance)
Chris Warner
08/15/2014, 04:00 pm
Page & Palette
Fairhope, AL

Mariano Martínez - 75 Astros Latinos en Grandes Ligas  (author appearance)
Mariano Martínez
08/15/2014, 08:00 pm
Books & Books Inc
Coral Gables, FL

High Heels & High Times: A Femme Variety Show to Benefit Charis Circle  (other event)
08/15/2014, 07:30 pm
Charis Books & More
Atlanta, GA

Luisa Bosco Arico signs INSIDE MY ITALIAN KITCHEN  (author appearance)
Luisa Bosco Arico
08/15/2014, 05:00 pm
Square Books
Oxford, MS

Flyleaf Books YA Book Club: Gayle Forman’s If I Stay  (book club)
08/15/2014, 05:30 pm
Flyleaf Books
Chapel Hill, NC

SARAH CREECH Reading & Signing  (author appearance)
Sarah Creech
08/15/2014, 07:00 pm
Malaprop's Bookstore/Cafe
Asheville, NC

A.S. Perry  (author appearance)
A.S. Perry
08/15/2014, 07:30 pm
Quail Ridge Books & Music
Raleigh, NC

Kevin B. Reid- Images of Greensboro  (author appearance)
Kevin B. Reid
08/15/2014, 07:00 pm
Scuppernong Books
Greensboro, NC

okraKim Boykin, Author of Palmetto Moon  (author appearance)
Kim Boykin
08/15/2014, 11:00 am
Litchfield Books
Pawleys Island, SC

okraKim Boykin, Author of Palmetto Moon  (author appearance)
Kim Boykin
08/15/2014, 02:00 pm
Litchfield Books
Pawleys Island, SC

Author event with Jenny Milchman and AJ Scudiere  (author appearance)
Jenny Milchman
08/15/2014, 06:30 pm
Parnassus Books
Nashville, TN

Breakfast 'Serial' Book Club  (book club)
08/16/2014, 10:30 am
Bookstore1Sarasota, 1359 Main Street, Sarasota

Jennifer Bisram - First Day of School: Do You Want to be My Friend?  (author appearance)
Jennifer Bisram
08/16/2014, 10:00 am
Books & Books Inc
Coral Gables, FL

Authors Academy Workshop-How to Get Published: Be Your Own Agent  (writers group)
08/16/2014, 10:00 am
Murder on the Beach Mystery Bookstore
Delray Beach, FL

Story Time with Miss Rachel  (other event)
08/16/2014, 10:30 am
Avid Bookshop
Athens, GA

New Town Revue: Sabrina Orah Mark, Tim Earley, Jessica Comola, Thayer Sarrano  (author appearance)
Sabrina Orah Mark
08/16/2014, 06:30 pm
Avid Bookshop
Athens, GA

Octavia Books Book Club  (book club)
08/16/2014, 10:30 am
Octavia Books
New Orleans, LA

Slam Asheville Youth Poetry Open Mic  (other event)
08/16/2014, 10:00 am
Malaprop's Bookstore/Cafe
Asheville, NC

Walt Wolfram & Jeffrey Reaser – Talkin’ Tarheel  (author appearance)
Walt Wolfram
08/16/2014, 02:00 pm
McIntyre's Fine Books
Pittsboro, NC

Meet the Author: Earl Swift  (author appearance)
Earl Swift
08/16/2014, 11:00 am
Page After Page
Elizabeth City, NC

Teen Author Summer Slam  (other event)
08/16/2014, 01:00 pm
Quail Ridge Books & Music
Raleigh, NC

Gaden M. Corpening Book Signing  (author appearance)
Gaden M. Corpening
08/16/2014, 05:00 pm
The Book Shelf
Tryon, NC

International Justice Awareness Event  (other event)
08/16/2014, 02:00 pm
The Fountainhead Bookstore
Hendersonville, NC

okraKim Boykin book launch and signing  (author appearance)
Kim Boykin
08/16/2014, 02:00 pm
Fiction Addiction
Greenville, SC

Saturday Storytime  (other event)
08/16/2014, 10:30 am
Parnassus Books
Nashville, TN

Meet & Greet and Book Signing-Reiny Pierson  (author appearance)
Reiny Pierson
08/16/2014, 03:00 pm
Prince Books
Norfolk, VA

Joshua Mehigan - Accepting the Disaster  (author appearance)
Joshua Mehigan
08/17/2014, 04:00 pm
Books & Books Inc
Coral Gables, FL

Sunday Sleuths- The Expats by Chris Pavone  (book club)
08/17/2014, 03:00 pm
Murder on the Beach Mystery Bookstore
Delray Beach, FL

Paperback Fiction Book Club: THE INTERESTINGS by Meg Wolitzer  (book club)
08/17/2014, 06:15 pm
Avid Bookshop
Athens, GA

Jenny Milchman Book Talk & Signing  (author appearance)
Jenny Milchman
08/17/2014, 02:00 pm
Fiction Addiction
Greenville, SC

Author event with Korby Lenker, author of Medium Hero  (author appearance)
Korby Lenker
08/17/2014, 02:00 pm
Parnassus Books
Nashville, TN

THE GREAT ESCAPE Mystery Authors Panel with Jenny Milchman, Carla Buckley, Jamie Mason, and Bryan Robinson  (author appearance)
Jenny Milchman
08/18/2014, 07:00 pm
Malaprops Bookstore

Joe Dabney-Mountain Spirits book signing  (author appearance)
Joe Dabney
08/18/2014, 07:15 pm
Eagle Eye Book Shop
Atlanta, GA

Fall Book Club Bash  (author appearance)
08/18/2014, 07:00 pm
Quail Ridge Books & Music
Raleigh, NC

Salon@615 with Jon Scieszka, author of Frank Einstein and the Antimatter Motor  (author appearance)
Jon Scieszka
08/18/2014, 06:15 pm
Parnassus Books
Nashville, TN

Parnassus Book Club - The Dinner  (book club)
08/18/2014, 06:30 pm
Parnassus Books
Nashville, TN

Launch event for Etta-Mae's Worst Bad-Luck Day  (author appearance)
Ann B. Ross
08/19/2014, 05:00 pm
Fountainhead Bookstore

Comix Club discusses GREEN RIVER KILLER  (book club)
08/19/2014, 07:00 pm
Malaprops Bookstore

Wine Seminar with Mark Spivak-The Wines of Argentina  (other event)
08/19/2014, 06:00 pm
Murder on the Beach Mystery Bookstore
Delray Beach, FL

Randy Wayne White- Haunted  (author appearance)
Randy Wayne White
08/19/2014, 03:00 pm
Sunshine Booksellers
Marco Island, FL

Pearl Cleage at the Decatur Library: Things I Should Have Told My Daughter: Lies, Lessons & Love Affairs  (author appearance)
Pearl Cleage
08/19/2014, 07:15 pm
Charis Books & More
Atlanta, GA

James Rollins signs- The Sixth Extinction  (author appearance)
James Rollins
08/19/2014, 07:00 pm
Eagle Eye Book Shop
Atlanta, GA

Maggie McNeill discusses her short story collection Ladies of the Night  (author appearance)
Maggie McNeill
08/19/2014, 07:00 pm
Flyleaf Books
Chapel Hill, NC

Author event: Jenny Milchman - Ruin Falls  (author appearance)
Jenny Milchman
08/19/2014, 07:00 pm
Park Road Books
Charlotte, NC

Launch event for Etta-Mae's Worst Bad-Luck Day  (author appearance)
Ann B. Ross
08/19/2014, 05:00 pm
The Fountainhead Bookstore
Hendersonville, NC

Randy Wayne White  (author appearance)
Randy Wayne White
08/20/2014, 12:00 pm
Bookstore 1 Sarasota

Shlomo Attia - Steps to Salvation  (author appearance)
Shlomo Attia
08/20/2014, 08:00 pm
Books & Books Inc
Coral Gables, FL

RANDY WAYNE WHITE discusses and signs HAUNTED  (author appearance)
Randy Wayne White
08/20/2014, 07:00 pm
Inkwood Books
Tampa, FL

Fall Book Club Bash- am version  (author appearance)
08/20/2014, 10:00 am
Quail Ridge Books & Music
Raleigh, NC

Factory Man: How One Furniture Maker Battled Offshoring, Stayed Local - and Helped Save an American Town   (author appearance)
Beth Macy
08/20/2014, 07:30 pm
Quail Ridge Books & Music
Raleigh, NC

Mary Ann Claud: DANCIN' MAN  (author appearance)
Mary Ann Claud
08/20/2014, 05:00 pm
The Country Bookshop
Southern Pines, NC

Time to Read!  (other event)
08/21/2014, 10:00 am
Bookstore1Sarasota, 1359 Main Street, Sarasota

okraKim Boykin signs Palmetto Moon  (author appearance)
Kim Boykin
08/21/2014, 03:00 pm
Signing

Mandee Heller Adler  (author appearance)
Mandee Heller Adler
08/21/2014, 08:00 pm
Books & Books Inc
Coral Gables, FL

JAMES ROLLINS booktalk and signing with THE 6TH EXTINCTION  (author appearance)
James Rollins
08/21/2014, 07:00 pm
Inkwood Books
Tampa, FL

Joshilyn Jackson  (author appearance)
Joshilyn Jackson
08/21/2014, 07:00 pm
Bookmiser
Roswell, GA

Cliterati Open No Mic Featuring Darlene Burns  (other event)
08/21/2014, 07:30 pm
Charis Books & More
Atlanta, GA

Jon Scieszka signs FRANK EINSTEIN AND THE ANTIMATTER MOTOR  (author appearance)
Jon Scieszka
08/21/2014, 04:00 pm
Square Books
Oxford, MS

Coffee with the Poet Featuring J. Robin Whitley  (author appearance)
J. Robin Whitley
08/21/2014, 10:30 am
City Lights Bookstore
Sylva, NC

Jenny Milchman discusses her mystery Ruin Falls  (author appearance)
Jenny Milchman
08/21/2014, 07:00 pm
Flyleaf Books
Chapel Hill, NC

Ann B. Ross signs ETTA MAE'S WORST BAD LUCK DAY  (author appearance)
Ann B. Ross
08/21/2014, 12:00 pm
Quail Ridge Books & Music
Raleigh, NC

Children's Storytime  (other event)
08/21/2014, 10:30 am
Fiction Addiction
Greenville, SC

okraCarolyn Dingman Book Your Lunch  (author appearance)
Carolyn Dingman
08/21/2014, 12:00 pm
Fiction Addiction
Greenville, SC

Parnassus Book Club - The Dinner  (book club)
08/21/2014, 10:00 am
Parnassus Books
Nashville, TN

Afternoon Storytime  (other event)
08/21/2014, 03:30 pm
Parnassus Books
Nashville, TN

Michael Largo - Big, Bad Book of Botany  (author appearance)
Michael Largo
08/22/2014, 06:47 pm
Books & Books Inc
Coral Gables, FL

Randy Wayne White- Haunted  (author appearance)
Randy Wayne White
08/22/2014, 08:00 pm
BookMark
Charlotte, NC

Author event/poetry reading: Grace Ocasio - Speed of our Lives  (author appearance)
Grace Ocasio
08/22/2014, 06:00 pm
Park Road Books
Charlotte, NC

Jenny Milchman  (author appearance)
Jenny Milchman
08/22/2014, 07:30 pm
Quail Ridge Books & Music
Raleigh, NC

Fred Chappell- Familiars  (author appearance)
Fred Chappell
08/22/2014, 07:00 pm
The Fountainhead Bookstore
Hendersonville, NC

Mark Powell Author of The Sheltering  (author appearance)
Mark Powell
08/22/2014, 11:00 am
Litchfield Books
Pawleys Island, SC

Mark Powell, Author of The Sheltering  (author appearance)
Mark Powell
08/22/2014, 11:00 am
Litchfield Books
Pawleys Island, SC

Mark Powell, Author of The Sheltering  (author appearance)
Mark Powell
08/22/2014, 02:00 pm
Litchfield Books
Pawleys Island, SC

Garden Event on Native Plants  (author appearance)
Janet Lilley
08/23/2014, 03:00 pm
Blue Ridge Books

Breakfast 'Serial' Book Club  (book club)
08/23/2014, 10:30 am
Bookstore1Sarasota, 1359 Main Street, Sarasota

BOOKTOPIA Celebration of Authors - Open to the Public  (author appearance)
Krista Bremer
08/23/2014, 06:30 pm
Malaprops Bookstore

Creole World: Photographs of New Orleans and the Latin Caribbean Sphere  (author appearance)
Richard Sexton
08/23/2014, 07:00 pm
Books & Books Inc
Coral Gables, FL

Authors Academy Workshop -How to Get Published: Be Your Own Agent  (writers group)
08/23/2014, 10:00 am
Murder on the Beach Mystery Bookstore
Delray Beach, FL

Randy Wayne White  (author appearance)
Randy Wayne White
08/23/2014, 04:30 pm
Vero Beach Book Center
Vero Beach, FL

Classics Group  (book club)
08/23/2014, 07:00 pm
A Novel Experience
Zebulon, GA

Illumination: An Evening of Ecstatic Poems - Chris Jansen's New Collection of Rumi Translations  (other event)
08/23/2014, 06:30 pm
Avid Bookshop
Athens, GA

All Ages Zine Making Workshop by The Atlanta Zine Library and Atlanta Zine Fest  (writers group)
08/23/2014, 02:00 pm
Charis Books & More
Atlanta, GA

Garden Event on Native Plants  (author appearance)
Linda McFarland
08/23/2014, 03:00 pm
Blue Ridge Books & News
Waynesville, NC

Mark Powell Presents His New Novel  (author appearance)
Mark Powell
08/23/2014, 06:30 pm
City Lights Bookstore
Sylva, NC

James Salzman – Drinking Water: A History  (author appearance)
James Salzman
08/23/2014, 11:00 am
McIntyre's Fine Books
Pittsboro, NC

Saturday Storytime  (other event)
08/23/2014, 10:30 pm
Parnassus Books
Nashville, TN

Author Event with Fred Chappell  (author appearance)
Fred Chappell
08/24/2014, 03:00 pm
Blue Ridge Books

Paul Ryan  (author appearance)
Paul Ryan
08/24/2014, 06:00 pm
Bookstore 1 Sarasota

Randy Wayne White Booksigning   (author appearance)
Randy Wayne White
08/24/2014, 06:00 pm
Murder on the Beach Mystery Bookstore
Delray Beach, FL

New & Notable Book Club: CUBED: A SECRET HISTORY OF THE WORKPLACE by Nikil Saval  (book club)
08/24/2014, 06:15 pm
Avid Bookshop
Athens, GA

NCPS Reading Series  (other event)
08/24/2014, 02:00 pm
McIntyre's Fine Books
Pittsboro, NC

Scoot Davis- Memories and Scenes: Shtetl, Childhood  (author appearance)
Scott Davis
08/24/2014, 03:00 pm
Quail Ridge Books & Music
Raleigh, NC

Andy Andrews  (author appearance)
Andy Andrews
08/25/2014, 11:30 am
Page & Palette
Fairhope, AL

Randy Wayne White - Haunted  (author appearance)
Randy Wayne White
08/25/2014, 08:00 pm
Books & Books Inc
Coral Gables, FL

KATHLEEN FLINN- BURNT TOAST MAKES YOU SING GOOD  (author appearance)
Kathleen Flinn
08/25/2014, 07:00 pm
Inkwood Books
Tampa, FL

Writing With Intent  (writers group)
08/25/2014, 06:30 pm
Charis Books & More
Atlanta, GA

Ann B. Ross-Etta Mae's Worst Bad-Luck Day signing  (author appearance)
Ann B. Ross
08/25/2014, 07:15 pm
Eagle Eye Book Shop
Atlanta, GA

Emperor Pickletine Back to School Party!  (author appearance)
Tom Angleberger
08/25/2014, 03:30 pm
Flyleaf Books
Chapel Hill, NC

Jon Scieszka signs FRANK EINSTEIN AND THE ANTIMATTER MOTOR  (author appearance)
Jon Scieszka
08/25/2014, 07:00 pm
Quail Ridge Books & Music
Raleigh, NC

Ace Atkins Book Talk & Signing  (author appearance)
Ace Atkins
08/25/2014, 06:30 pm
Fiction Addiction
Greenville, SC

Author event with Martha Woodroof, author of Small Blessings  (author appearance)
Martha Woodroof
08/25/2014, 06:30 pm
Parnassus Books
Nashville, TN

MARTHA WOODROOF Reading & Signing  (author appearance)
Martha Woodroof
08/26/2014, 07:00 pm
Malaprops Bookstore

Book Club of the Fantastic  (book club)
08/26/2014, 08:00 pm
Avid Bookshop
Athens, GA

Kidliterate: A book club by Laurel Snyder and Rebekah Goode-Peoples  (book club)
08/26/2014, 07:00 pm
Charis Books & More
Atlanta, GA

Michael Pitre - FIVES and TWENTY-FIVES  (author appearance)
Michael Pitre
08/26/2014, 06:00 pm
Octavia Books
New Orleans, LA

A celebration of Bull City Summer: A Season at the Ballpark  (other event)
08/26/2014, 07:00 pm
Flyleaf Books
Chapel Hill, NC

A celebration of Bull City Summer: A Season at the Ballpark  (other event)
08/26/2014, 07:00 pm
Flyleaf Books
Chapel Hill, NC

PRB Foodie Book Club  (book club)
08/26/2014, 07:00 pm
Park Road Books
Charlotte, NC

Ace Atkins signs THE FORSAKEN  (author appearance)
Ace Atkins
08/26/2014, 07:30 pm
Quail Ridge Books & Music
Raleigh, NC

Author event with Tony Earley, author of Mr. Tall  (author appearance)
Tony Earley
08/26/2014, 06:30 pm
Parnassus Books
Nashville, TN

WOMEN WHO RUN WITH THE WOLVES SERIES  (other event)
08/27/2014, 07:00 pm
Malaprops Bookstore

Ann B. Ross signs ETTA MAE'S WORST BAD LUCK DAY  (author appearance)
Ann B. Ross
08/27/2014, 05:30 pm
Square Books
Oxford, MS

Louise Penny -The Long Way Home: A Chief Inspector Gamache Novel  (author appearance)
Louise Penny
08/27/2014, 06:30 pm
McIntyre's Fine Books
Pittsboro, NC

Author event: Ace Atkins - The Forsaken  (author appearance)
Ace Atkins
08/27/2014, 07:00 pm
Park Road Books
Charlotte, NC

Martha Woodroof brings us Small Blessings  (author appearance)
Martha Woodroof
08/27/2014, 07:30 pm
Quail Ridge Books & Music
Raleigh, NC

Author event with Mark Powell, author of The Sheltering  (author appearance)
Mark Powell
08/27/2014, 06:30 pm
Parnassus Books
Nashville, TN

Faedah M. Totah at Reveille for Preserving the Old City of Damascus  (author appearance)
Faedah M. Totah
08/27/2014, 10:30 pm
Fountain Bookstore
Richmond, VA

AUTISM: WHAT DOES IT MEAN TO ME? with CATHERINE FAHERTY  (author appearance)
Catherine Faherty
08/28/2014, 07:00 pm
Malaprops Bookstore

Works in Translation Book Club discusses SEVERINA  (book club)
08/28/2014, 07:00 pm
Malaprops Bookstore

2nd Official Book Club!  (book club)
08/28/2014, 07:00 pm
Inkwood Books
Tampa, FL

Jon Scieszka signs FRANK EINSTEIN AND THE ANTIMATTER MOTOR  (author appearance)
Jon Scieszka
08/28/2014, 05:00 pm
Vero Beach Book Center
Vero Beach, FL

Linwood Barclay-No Safe House  (author appearance)
Linwood Barclay
08/28/2014, 07:00 pm
BookMark
Charlotte, NC

Lev Grossman discusses his novel The Magician’s Land  (author appearance)
Lev Grossman
08/28/2014, 07:00 pm
Flyleaf Books
Chapel Hill, NC

John Scalzi  (author appearance)
John Scalzi
08/28/2014, 07:30 pm
Quail Ridge Books & Music
Raleigh, NC

David Nahm- Ancient Oceans of Central Kentucky  (author appearance)
David Nahm
08/28/2014, 07:00 pm
Regulator Bookshop
durham, NC

Rick Mulkey-  (author appearance)
Rick Mulkey
08/28/2014, 07:00 pm
Hub City Bookshop
Spartanburg, SC

Afternoon Storytime  (other event)
08/28/2014, 03:30 pm
Parnassus Books
Nashville, TN

Author event: David Nahm - Ancient Oceans of Central Kentucky  (author appearance)
David Nahm
08/29/2014, 06:00 pm
Park Road Books
Charlotte, NC

Linwood Barclay, Author of No Safe House  (author appearance)
Linwood Barclay
08/29/2014, 11:00 am
Litchfield Books
Pawleys Island, SC

Linwood Barclay, Author of No Safe House  (author appearance)
Linwood Barclay
08/29/2014, 02:00 pm
Litchfield Books
Pawleys Island, SC

Breakfast 'Serial' Book Club  (book club)
08/30/2014, 10:30 am
Bookstore1Sarasota, 1359 Main Street, Sarasota

JEANIENE FROST Reading & Signing  (author appearance)
Jeaniene Frost
08/30/2014, 03:00 pm
Malaprops Bookstore

YA Book Club August  (book club)
08/30/2014, 03:00 pm
Vero Beach Book Center
Vero Beach, FL

Happy Black Gay Pride! Fiona Zedde and Sheree L. Greer Present: The Blood and Wine Tour  (author appearance)
Fiona Zedde
08/30/2014, 07:00 pm
Charis Books & More
Atlanta, GA

Bob Rogers: The Laced Chameleon  (author appearance)
Bob Rogers
08/30/2014, 01:00 pm
Garden District Book Shop
New Orleans, LA

Timm Muth- Disciple of the Flames  (author appearance)
Timm Muth
08/30/2014, 03:00 pm
City Lights Bookstore
Sylva, NC

Saturday Storytime  (other event)
08/30/2014, 10:30 am
Parnassus Books
Nashville, TN

ANN B. ROSS presents ETTA MAE'S WORST BAD-LUCK DAY  (author appearance)
Ann B. Ross
08/31/2014, 03:00 pm
Malaprops Bookstore

Author event: Benny Lewis - Fluent in 3 Months: How Anyone at Any Age Can Learn to Speak Any Language from Anywhere in the World  (author appearance)
Benny Lewis
08/31/2014, 02:00 pm
Park Road Books
Charlotte, NC

Cookbook author JESSICA MERCHANT here with SERIOUSLY DELISH  (author appearance)
Jessica Merchant
09/02/2014, 07:00 pm
Inkwood Books
Tampa, FL

Charles Martin- A Life Intercepted  (author appearance)
Charles Martin
09/02/2014, 07:00 pm
BookMark
Charlotte, NC

PRB Book Club  (book club)
09/02/2014, 06:30 pm
Park Road Books
Charlotte, NC

Angela Pneuman signs LAY IT ON MY HEART  (author appearance)
Angela Pneuman
09/03/2014, 05:00 pm
Square Books
Oxford, MS

Author event: Margaret Stohl - Idols (Icons #2)  (author appearance)
Margaret Stohl
09/03/2014, 04:30 pm
Park Road Books
Charlotte, NC

Author event: Tony Earley - Mr. Tall: A Novella and Stories  (author appearance)
Tony Earley
09/03/2014, 07:00 pm
Park Road Books
Charlotte, NC

ALINA GARCIA-LAPUERTA discusses and signs LA BELLE CREOLE: THE CUBAN COUNTESS WHO CAPTIVATED HAVANA, MADRID & PARIS  (author appearance)
Alina Garcia-Lapuerta
09/04/2014, 07:00 pm
Inkwood Books
Tampa, FL

Katy Simpson Smith - THE STORY of LAND and SEA  (author appearance)
Katy Simpson Smith
09/04/2014, 06:00 pm
Octavia Books
New Orleans, LA

Margaret Stohl discusses her young adult novel Idols  (author appearance)
Margaret Stohl
09/04/2014, 06:30 pm
Flyleaf Books
Chapel Hill, NC

Barbara Davis discusses her novel The Wishing Tide  (author appearance)
Barbara Davis
09/04/2014, 07:00 pm
Flyleaf Books
Chapel Hill, NC

Author event: J Phillips Johnston - True South: Leadership Lessons from Polar Extremes  (author appearance)
09/04/2014, 05:00 pm
Park Road Books
Charlotte, NC

Author event: Larry Rogers - Sword and Scalpel: A Doctor Looks Back on Vietnam  (author appearance)
Larry Rogers
09/04/2014, 07:00 pm
Park Road Books
Charlotte, NC

Susan Vreeland Book Talk & Signing  (author appearance)
Susan Vreeland
09/04/2014, 02:00 pm
Fiction Addiction
Greenville, SC

Meet the Author: Barbara Davis!  (author appearance)
Barbara Davis
09/05/2014, 05:00 pm
Page After Page Bookstore

First Friday Author Round Up-Ken Kilner, Philip Levin, Warren Freeman, Jacqueline Schnitzer  (author appearance)
Ken Kilner
09/05/2014, 06:00 pm
Page & Palette
Fairhope, AL

Jenny Bennett Returns with a New Novel  (author appearance)
Jenny Bennett
09/05/2014, 06:30 pm
City Lights Bookstore
Sylva, NC

Roland Lazenby: Michael Jordan: The Life  (author appearance)
Roland Lazenby
09/05/2014, 07:30 pm
Quail Ridge Books & Music
Raleigh, NC

Tracy Guzeman: THE GRAVITY OF BIRDS  (author appearance)
Tracy Guzeman
09/05/2014, 05:00 pm
The Country Bookshop
Southern Pines, NC

Authors Academy Workshop   (writers group)
09/06/2014, 10:00 am
Murder on the Beach Mystery Bookstore
Delray Beach, FL

Tracy Guzeman discusses her novel The Gravity of Birds  (author appearance)
Tracy Guzeman
09/06/2014, 11:00 am
Flyleaf Books
Chapel Hill, NC

Author event/poetry reading: Glenn Proctor - Kicking Bottles, News & Dust  (author appearance)
Glenn Proctor
09/06/2014, 11:00 am
Park Road Books
Charlotte, NC

Author event: Michelle Icard - Middle School Makeover: Improving the Way You and Your Child Experience the Middle School Years  (author appearance)
Michelle Icard
09/06/2014, 02:00 pm
Park Road Books
Charlotte, NC

Sampson Parker signs Unthinkable Choice  (author appearance)
Sampson Parker
09/06/2014, 02:00 pm
Books on Broad
Camden, SC

James Baldwin Book Club - The Fire Next Time  (book club)
09/07/2014, 03:00 pm
Wild Iris Books, Inc.
Gainesville, FL

Young Readers’ Book Club: THE THICKETY by J. A. White  (book club)
09/07/2014, 06:15 pm
Avid Bookshop
Athens, GA

Author event: Jennifer Murphy - I Love You More  (author appearance)
Jennifer Murphy
09/07/2014, 02:00 pm
Park Road Books
Charlotte, NC

Eric Litwin  (author appearance)
Eric Litwin
09/07/2014, 03:00 pm
Quail Ridge Books & Music
Raleigh, NC

okraJan Karon  (author appearance)
Jan Karon
09/07/2014, 07:00 pm
Quail Ridge Books & Music
Raleigh, NC

Young Adult Book Club!  (book club)
09/08/2014, 07:00 pm
Inkwood Books
Tampa, FL

Karen Abbott  (author appearance)
Karen Abbott
09/08/2014, 07:30 pm
Quail Ridge Books & Music
Raleigh, NC

Tony Earley- Mr. Tall: a Novella and Stories  (author appearance)
Tony Earley
09/08/2014, 07:00 pm
Regulator Bookshop
durham, NC

Scott Berg  (author appearance)
Scott Berg
09/09/2014, 06:00 pm
Page & Palette
Fairhope, AL

ION Conference - TAMPA  (author appearance)
Tristan Gooley
09/09/2014, 07:00 pm
Inkwood Books
Tampa, FL

PRB Geek Book Club  (book club)
09/09/2014, 07:00 pm
Park Road Books
Charlotte, NC

Margaret Maron- Designated Daughters  (author appearance)
Margaret Maron
09/09/2014, 12:00 pm
Quail Ridge Books & Music
Raleigh, NC

Eric Schlosser  (author appearance)
Eric Schlosser
09/09/2014, 07:30 pm
Quail Ridge Books & Music
Raleigh, NC

Lou Anders  (author appearance)
Lou Anders
09/10/2014, 04:00 pm
Page & Palette
Fairhope, AL

Tony Earley- Mr. Tall: a Novella and Stories  (author appearance)
Tony Earley
09/10/2014, 07:30 pm
Quail Ridge Books & Music
Raleigh, NC

Barbara Davis: THE WISHING TIDE  (author appearance)
Barbara Davis
09/10/2014, 05:00 pm
The Country Bookshop
Southern Pines, NC

Charles Martin  (author appearance)
Charles Martin
09/11/2014, 06:00 pm
Page & Palette
Fairhope, AL

RUTH VANDYKE discusses and signs REFINED BY FIRE  (author appearance)
Ruth Vandyke
09/11/2014, 07:00 pm
Inkwood Books
Tampa, FL

Books & Beer at Roost with Hinson & Friedrich  (author appearance)
Neil Hinson
09/11/2014, 05:00 pm
McIntyre's Fine Books
Pittsboro, NC

Lydia Dawson and Pattie Hopkins- Traditional Duets  (other event)
09/11/2014, 07:30 pm
Quail Ridge Books & Music
Raleigh, NC

okraJan Karon On-Stage Conversation, Q&A, and Meet & Greet  (author appearance)
Jan Karon
09/11/2014, 07:00 pm
Fountain Bookstore
Richmond, VA

James Costa Presents His Book: On The Organic Law of Change  (author appearance)
James Costa
09/12/2014, 06:30 pm
City Lights Bookstore
Sylva, NC

Kim Harrison  (author appearance)
Kim Harrison
09/12/2014, 07:30 pm
Quail Ridge Books & Music
Raleigh, NC

Author event: Mary Ann Young - Plainly and Simply: A Memoir of Alzheimers  (author appearance)
Mary Ann Young
09/13/2014, 11:00 am
Park Road Books
Charlotte, NC

Author event: Peggy Savage Baumgardner - Andersons Survive the Civil War Then Seal It with a Kiss  (author appearance)
Peggy Savage Baumgardner
09/13/2014, 02:00 pm
Park Road Books
Charlotte, NC

Lisa Leake 100 DAYS OF REAL FOOD: HOW WE DID IT, WHAT WE LEARNED , AND 100 eASY, WHOLESOME RECIPES YOUR FAMILY WILL LOVE  (author appearance)
Lisa Leake
09/13/2014, 01:00 pm
The Country Bookshop
Southern Pines, NC

Reed Farrel Coleman Booksigning  (author appearance)
Reed Farrel Coleman
09/14/2014, 06:00 pm
Murder on the Beach Mystery Bookstore
Delray Beach, FL

The YA for not-so-Y-As Book Club  (book club)
09/14/2014, 06:15 pm
Avid Bookshop
Athens, GA

Book Club -- Whistling Past the Graveyard  (book club)
09/16/2014, 09:00 am
Copperfish Books

New Monthly Zinester Writing Group for 11-19 year olds!  (writers group)
09/16/2014, 05:00 pm
Charis Books & More
Atlanta, GA

Jesmyn Ward: Men We Reaped  (author appearance)
Jesmyn Ward
09/16/2014, 06:00 pm
Garden District Book Shop
New Orleans, LA

Paula Marcoux Cooking With Fire Dinner At Camden's Dogtown Market (Bring Your Safety Goggles!)  (author appearance)
Paula Marcoux
09/16/2014, 07:00 pm
Fountain Bookstore
Richmond, VA

Books & Beer at Roost with Chris Phillips  (author appearance)
Christopher Phillips
09/18/2014, 05:00 pm
McIntyre's Fine Books
Pittsboro, NC

Sunday Sleuths  (book club)
09/21/2014, 03:00 pm
Murder on the Beach Mystery Bookstore
Delray Beach, FL

Martha Woodroof shares Small Blessings  (author appearance)
Martha Woodroof
09/23/2014, 06:30 pm
Fountain Bookstore
Richmond, VA

Fantasy authors Melissa Marr and Jeaniene Frost!  (author appearance)
Melissa Marr
09/24/2014, 06:30 pm
Fountain Bookstore
Richmond, VA

okraWiley Cash leads us down This Dark Road to Mercy  (author appearance)
Wiley Cash
09/29/2014, 06:30 pm
Fountain Bookstore
Richmond, VA

Jeff VanderMeer brings us Acceptance  (author appearance)
Jeff Vandermeer
09/30/2014, 06:30 pm
Fountain Bookstore
Richmond, VA

Vincent Sachar Booksigning  (author appearance)
Vincent Sachar
10/24/2014, 07:00 pm
Murder on the Beach Mystery Bookstore
Delray Beach, FL


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