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{The Pat Conroy Southern Book Prize.}

In which the SIBA Book Award gets a new name, Ms. SP Rankin remembers a landmark among Southern bookstores, Ms. Julia Reed's phone does not think much of her Southern accent, and Ms. Harper Lee hoped for a quick and merciful death at the hand of her reviewers. She got something else entirely.

February 28, 2016

In This Issue

Lady Banks' Commonplace Book | Read This! | The Pat Conroy Prize | Okra Picks | The Trailer Park | Book and Author Gossip | The Southern Bookstore | STARS Author Feature | Special to the Southern List | Southern Indie Bestsellers | Event Calendar


Dearest Readers,

Today the Southern Independent Booksellers Alliance announced that the annual SIBA Book Award has been renamed The Pat Conroy Southern Book Prize, as a tribute to one of the South's most beloved writers. The re-dedication of the award, which has been in the works since Conroy's 70th birthday, is part of a plan to update the awards to better reflect the current Southern bookselling community. 

Along with the new name, the Pat Conroy Southern Book Prize also features some new categories, including "Mystery," "Thriller," "Literary," and "History & Life Stories." Executive Director Wanda Jewell explained that the categories were driven by the nominations to the award, using the "BISAC" subject headings for books popular in the bookselling industry to determine what categories should be used for the 2016 awards.

Over 140 books were nominated by Southern booksellers and their customers to "The Long List," which can be seen in full here:

http://www.authorsroundthesouth.com/read-this/siba-book-awards

And the nominees in the various categories, named for Pat Conroy books, can be found here:

The Great Santini Fiction Prize
The Prince of Tides Literary Prize
Beach Music Mystery Prize
Lords of Discipline Thriller Prize
The Death of Santini Nonfiction Prize
The Water is Wide History & Life Stories Prize
The Pat Conroy Cookbook Prize
Poppy's Pants, Jr.Youngsters Prize
Poppy's Pants Young Adult Prize

Read independently! And shop local, for obvious reasons.


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.

Summer of the Oak MoonPort Saint Clare, Florida

Two days after graduation, I saw the panther.

Drifting down a shallow creek, I'd cut the motor on my boat and trailed my hand in the water, worrying about my lack of a plan for the rest of my life. Being a girl, local custom didn't demand too much of me, but Mother had her own ideas about what I should strive for. And those ideas, adhered to with the same fervor as Brother Franklin's sermons, meant going away to college and leaving this backwater town for a vague, but much-touted "something better." It was my life, though, and I'd refused to leave, choosing instead to spend the summer wandering the seemingly endless saltwater marshes and tidal creeks that spread away from our house like a gift unfurling in the hot  sunlight. 

I spotted the panther crouched on a rock, facing away from me and staling something in the grass. Growing up on the Apalachee Bay, I'd seen a lot of wildlife. More than once, I'd watched a black bear walk down the woods coastline. But panthers were secretive and scarce, and I'd never seen one.

The cat was smaller than I expected, and the slight quivering of its hind quarter reminded me of Oliver, my gray tabby, when he stalked butterflies in the garden. I must have made some small sound because it turned to look at me and all resemblance to Oliver vanished. As I stared into its wild, unblinking eyes for a few seconds before the panther leapt away, something broke and swirled inside of me, like when Lulu cracked a fresh egg into a bowl of water and read the white patterns she saw there.

If I'd seen y future in that brief encounter with the panther, I don't know if I would've had the courage to live it. Port Saint Clare was my home, but the summer I turned eighteen I realized that what I knew of it was deceptive as gentile waves rippling the surface of the bay, hiding the dangerous undertow that moves below.

Violence and hatred existed in my world. That summer, I ran headlong into them.

Laura Templeton, Summer of the Oak Moon (Month9Books, 2016) 9780986279393

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Read This!


Recommended reading from Southern Indie Booksellers

From Flyleaf Books, Chapel Hill, NC:

Children of ParadiseChildren of Paradise by Laura Secor
($30.00, Riverhead Books)

An essential history of reformist thought in post-revolutionary Iran. Children of Paradise forcefully dispels the notion of Iran as a monolithic member of an "Axis of Evil", pushing the reader towards a nuanced understanding of the exciting intellectual turmoil that remains at the heart of Iranian life. A lovely, humanistic portrait of a people.  -- Hank

 

Daniel Finds a PoemDaniel Finds a Poem by Micha Archer
($16.99, Nancy Paulsen Books)

Stunning collage art and evocative, sensory writing will make Daniel Finds a Poem a favorite for teachers and families alike. Each full page spread has intricate visual interest perfectly paired with each animal's or insect's thoughts on life and poetry. Archer has created a true work of art that will be cherished by many new readers. -- Johanna

More bookseller recommendations

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The Southern Bookstore!


Honoring the South's fine bookselling tradition

The Intimate Bookshop

Remembering The Intimate Bookshop
by SP Rankin

During my time at the Intimate in the mid-1980s, Wallace Kuralt presided over a small chain of stores throughout North Carolina worth over ten million dollars. By the early 1990s the chain grew to nine or twelve (reports vary), including a store in Atlanta. In each, he sought to preserve the original store’s college town minimalist yet well-loved aesthetic and atmosphere. The stores stocked books and pretty much only books—perhaps a few calendars and tote bags crept in. Inventory reflected the interests of the population it served: literature, poetry, and cookbooks in Chapel Hill while business books and travel guides sold well in Charlotte. However, the staff of every store took special pride in being able to finding any book for any customer, and I have vivid memories of the large, packed special order shelves behind the main cash register. And the only database relied upon was the encyclopedic knowledge of long-time staff members, and if that failed, the vast, unflagging memory of Wallace Kuralt himself.

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In 1994, he sued the chains, citing their collusion with publishers and distributors to cut prices, considering it his mission to represent independent bookstores everywhere suffering his same plight. Kuralt pursued his quest even after the Intimate went under. In fact, facing ill health, Kuralt even recorded his deposition in case he died before the case was settled. Ultimately, Kuralt and the Intimate lost their fight in 2003 when the case was dismissed, just a month before Kuralt’s death. One has to wonder how he would feel about the similar fate of many big-box stores, brought down by the very same tactics and changing business models decried by Kuralt.

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It was just these sorts of associations and activities that eventually landed Abernethy in trouble in the 1950s. Even though Contempo had long since ceased publication, and the Intimate Bookshop had been sold in 1950, his radical reputation placed him and other Chapel Hill activists and intellectual in direct conflict with the tense political realities of the time. In 1953, Abernethy faced a U.S. Senate subcommittee hearing on his alleged Communist past. After hours of hostile questioning, including bizarrely detailed testimony about the exact placement of that dangerous printing press and minute-by-minute accounts of who had entered or left the store nearly two decades before, Abernethy was cleared. However, the ordeal and particularly the ugly reaction of many Chapel Hill residents soured Abernethy on his longtime home, and he and his family left. He also left both bookselling and politics behind, and finished his career as a successful stockbroker in New York and Chapel Hill property owner. At the time of his death in 1991, the Intimate Bookshop was still a fixture in Chapel Hill and across North Carolina, but its radical beginnings were forgotten by most.

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SP Rankin is North Carolina writer and graphic designer. In a bygone era, she received a BA from the University of North Carolina, and more recently a MFA in Creative Writing from Queens University in Charlotte. SP loves talking and writing about books and the reading life, and a number of other things you’re probably not all that interested in and who could blame you? Her most recent book, Common Threads: Gastonia and Gaston County Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow, was published in 2014.

 

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Okra Picks


No Shred of EvidenceScotland Yard’s Inspector Ian Rutledge is caught up in a twisted web of vengeance, old grievances, past secrets, and a shocking accusation of murder involving four unlikely suspects in this absorbing entry in the acclaimed New York Times bestselling series.

On the north coast of Cornwall, on a warm autumn day, an apparent act of mercy is repaid with an arrest. Four young women of good family, out boating on the River Camel, see a young man alone in another boat that appears to be sinking. In the commotion of the rescue, Harry Saunders, the local banker’s son, is gravely injured. A witness to the event, an upstanding local farmer, accuses the women of attempted murder. Taken into custody, they are placed under house arrest. A shocked father calls in a favor at the Home Office, asking Scotland Yard to review the case. When the original inspector suffers a heart attack, a very reluctant Ian Rutledge is sent to Padstow—too near the scene of another case whose tragic end still haunts him.

Unable to find his dead predecessor’s notes, Rutledge is informed that the investigation is all but closed. With the victim in a coma, there is no one to refute the accusations of the witness. Though Rutledge agrees that circumstances look bad for the young women, he still must determine whether they harmed the young man—and what may have motivated them. His inquiry takes an unexpected personal turn when he discovers that one of the accused is none other than the attractive, levelheaded cousin of the woman he intended to marry in 1914.

To find not just the truth but proof of it, Rutledge will require all his skill to deal with the very powerful and very angry families of the accused, the grieving parents of the victim, local police eager to see these four privileged women sent to the infamous Bodmin Gaol, and his own painful memories. And then another person is savagely attacked—but with the suspects in custody, why hasn’t the killing stopped? The only clue leads nowhere.

With no shred of evidence to clear the young women, Rutledge must delve deep into the darkest secrets of a wild, beautiful, and dangerous place if he is to find a killer who may—or may not—hold the key to their fate. 

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The Pat Conroy Southern Book Prize: Exploring the Long List


Diversity in the Long List

Anything Could Happen Bettyville Anything Could Happen Gin & Gardenias Grant Park The Jemima Code Soul Food Love Juventud Welcome to Braggsville Blackbird Fly Bottle Cap Boys Dancing on Royal Street

Anything Could Happen by Will Walton (Push, 9780545709545)
Bettyville: A Memoir by George Hodgman (Viking, 9780525427209)
Delta Jewels: In Search of My Grandmother’s Wisdom by Alysia Burton Steele (Center Street, 9781455562848)
Gin & Gardenias: A Memoir of Desire, Love, and Loss: Poems by A. Scott Henderson (A. Scott Henderson, 9781934216774)
Grant Park by Leonard Pitts, Jr. (Agate Bolden, 9781932841916)
The Jemima Code: Two Centuries of African American Cookbooks by Toni Tipton-Martin (University of Texas Press, 9780292745483)
Soul Food Love: Healthy Recipes Inspired by One Hundred Years of Cooking in a Black Family by Alice Randall (Clarkson Potter Publishers, 9780804137935)
Juventud by Vanessa Blakeslee (Curbside Splendor Publishing, 9781940430584)
Welcome to Braggsville by T. Geronimo Johnson (William Morrow & Company, 9780062302120)
Blackbird Fly by Erin Entrada Kelly (Greenwillow Books, 9780062238610)
Bottle Cap Boys Dancing on Royal Street by Rita Williams-Garcia (Marimba Books, 9781603490306)

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Book & Author Gossip

Harper Lee and the myth of a post-racial America

To Kill a Mockingbird
The last year of Harper Lee’s life led the public through a maze of conflicting emotions. First there was the excitement about the new book, then the questions about whether Lee had really exercised her will in seeing Go Set a Watchman published, the reluctance to sully a classic with a mediocre sequel, and finally, the feelings of betrayal and shock at learning Atticus Finch’s true colors. But if we objected to the new Atticus of Go Set a Watchman, we knew that no one could go back and rewrite To Kill a Mockingbird. To Kill a Mockingbird, at least, was sacred. Or so we thought.  9780062409850

"I was hoping for a quick and merciful death at the hands of the reviewers." Harper Lee, In her Own Words.

Virginia Law would allow parents to block sexually explicit literature from their kids in the classroom

BelovedIt all started with Laura Murphy, a Fairfax County woman who said she was horrified to discover that one of her sons, a high school senior, had been assigned to read the 1988 Pulitzer Prize-winning novel “Beloved.” The seminal work of fiction, by Nobel laureate Toni Morrison, is about a former slave after the Civil War, and it contains scenes of bestiality and gang rape and an infant’s gruesome murder. Murphy said that makes the book inappropriate for young readers, and she ticked off other critically acclaimed works in the same category: “The Bluest Eye,” also by Morrison, “Invisible Man” by Ralph Ellison and “The Road” by Cormac McCarthy.  9781400033416

Siri, say what?

But Mama Always Put Vodka in the SangriaIt was my left elbow. While crossing one of New Orleans' typically mean streets, a brand-new protrusion of asphalt sent me flying. You'd be amazed at what you need two arms and hands for, including, as it happens, my job. Though almost to a man, everybody I encountered cheerfully insisted that I was lucky, that today's smart technology would see me through. Don't worry, they said, that's what your dictation app is for. It won't be a problem. It was a problem.  9781250049032

 

Joyce's "The Mischievians" a Louisiana Young Readers' Choice Award

The Mischievians
23,000 students throughout the state of Louisiana voted to choose the winners of the 2016 Louisiana Young Readers’ Choice Awards. The Mischievians by William Joyce was the top choice among third through fifth graders. “A stupendous number of kids participate in giving this award,” said William Joyce. "That means a lot of kids read The Mischievians and liked it a lot. For a children's book author, it doesn't get better than that. Makes me want to finish the sequel pronto!”  9781442473478

 

Pat Conroy announces he has pancreatic cancer

My Reading Life"I know you all will understand if you do not hear from me for a while as we move forward with the necessary and various medical treatments," King wrote. "Pat, as you might expect, is facing this ordeal with great courage and with real gratitude to his doctors who have been so wonderful to us.” 9780385533577

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Meet Lori Leger

Lori LegerLori Leger is a wife, mother, doting grandmother, and Mistress of Procrastination. She lives in Louisiana with the love of her life, her very own Studley-do-Right, Michael. He’s earned his spot in the Keeper Husband’s Hall of Fame by allowing her to walk away from an eighteen plus year career as an Engineering Technician in Road Design to stay home and write. She adores writing stories set in her beloved southwest Louisiana, where good Cajun cooking, helping your neighbors, and saying y’all is as normal as hurricanes, heat, and humidity. She figures as long as she’s not tunneling through ten feet of snow to get to her car, it’s a perfectly acceptable trade-off. Lori has ten full-length novels, and one novella published in three series: La Fleur de Love, its spin-off, Halos & Horns, and the Prime of Love series. Her newest series, Prime of Love, are novels about mature characters finding love and laughter through the everyday twists and turns of growing older. She has a third planned for January 2016. She has also contributed to, as well as published, short stories in each of the five Seasons of Love anthologies, an author collaboration series. She’s compiled four of the short stories about one particular couple, Cathryn and Zachary, into a single book called Full Circle Love. It acts as a prequel to the Prime of Love series. Her latest work is a new Christmas Suspense novella titled “Christmas 911” for a multi-authored CRIMINAL CHRISTMAS box set. She’s contributed to the Sweet & Savory Cookbook of Amazon Authors, published by Top Ten Press. Lori also has an article published in the non-fiction book Writing After Retirement: Tips From Retired Writers, published by Rowman and Littlefield Publishers, and edited and compiled by Carol Smallwood and Christine Redman-Waldeyer. Her fourth novel in the Halos & Horns series, “One Year to Forever” recently won the 2015 Romance Novel of Excellence award from InD’tale Review magazine.

Darker the NightBrown Eyed Girl

Tiffany LeBlanc couldn’t wait to leave the social snobbery of her parents’ inner-circle-elitism in Houston, Texas. She worked her way through two Louisiana universities and stayed on to enjoy the joi de vivre lifestyle of the bayou state. She should feel optimistic about her future, but her cheating fiancé and controlling parents have the successful surgeon feeling anything but. A handsome businessman, with ulterior motives, has her wondering. Has she been settling? Scott `Red’ McAllister comes from a large, hard-working, Scottish-Cajun family in a tiny south Louisiana farming community. He’s a highly respected businessman, owning one successful club in Lafayette, with a second under construction in Lake Coburn. Since he and the good doctor stepped off badly a few months earlier, Red has decided to steal “Doc” 

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Southern Indie Bestsellers

For the week ending February 21. 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 Swans of Fifth Avenue
Melanie Benjamin, Delacorte, $28, 9780345528698
2. The Nightingale
Kristin Hannah, St. Martin's, $27.99, 9780312577223
3. All the Light We Cannot See
Anthony Doerr, Scribner, $27, 9781476746586
4. My Name Is Lucy Barton
Elizabeth Strout, Random House, $26, 9781400067695
5. Midnight Sun
Jo Nesbo, Knopf, $23.95, 9780385354202
6. The Girl on the Train
Paula Hawkins, Riverhead, $26.95, 9781594633669
okra7. Go Set a Watchman
Harper Lee, Harper, $27.99, 9780062409850

8. Cometh the Hour
Jeffrey Archer, St. Martin's, $27.99, 9781250061621
9. The High Mountains of Portugal
Yann Martel, Spiegel & Grau, $27, 9780812997170
10. The Arrangement
Ashley Warlick, Viking, $26, 9780525429661
11. Only Love Can Break Your Heart
Ed Tarkington, Algonquin, $25.95, 9781616203825
12. Rogue Lawyer
John Grisham, Doubleday, $28.95, 9780385539432
13. The Japanese Lover
Isabel Allende, Atria, $28, 9781501116971
14. Arcadia
Iain Pears, Knopf, $27.95, 9781101946824
15. Fates and Furies
Lauren Groff, Riverhead, $27.95, 9781594634475

HARDCOVER NONFICTION

1. When Breath Becomes Air
Paul Kalanithi, Random House, $25, 9780812988406
2. The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up
Marie Kondo, Ten Speed Press, $16.99, 9781607747307
3. Dark Money
Jane Mayer, Doubleday, $29.95, 9780385535595
4. Between the World and Me
Ta-Nehisi Coates, Spiegel & Grau, $24, 9780812993547
5. In Other Words
Jhumpa Lahiri, Knopf, $26.95, 9781101875551
6. The Road to Little Dribbling
Bill Bryson, Doubleday, $28.95, 9780385539289
7. Spark Joy
Marie Kondo, Ten Speed Press, $18.99, 9781607749721
8. Being Mortal
Atul Gawande, Metropolitan, $26, 9780805095159
9. Dead Wake
Erik Larson, Crown, $28, 9780307408860
10. Thomas Jefferson and the Tripoli Pirates
Brian Kilmeade, Don Yaeger, Sentinel, $27.95, 9781591848066
11. My Southern Journey: True Stories from the Heart of the South
Rick Bragg, Oxmoor House, $27.95, 9780848746391
12. The Name of God Is Mercy
Pope Francis, Random House, $26, 9780399588631
13. On My Own
Diane Rehm, Knopf, $23.95, 9781101875285
14. The Wright Brothers
David McCullough, S&S, $30, 9781476728742
15. Notorious RBG
Irin Carmon, Shana Knizhnik, Dey Street, $19.99, 9780062415837

TRADE PAPERBACK FICTION

1. My Brilliant Friend
Elena Ferrante, Europa Editions, $17, 9781609450786
2. Me Before You
Jojo Moyes, Penguin, $16, 9780143124542
3. A Man Called Ove
Fredrik Backman, Washington Square Press, $16, 9781476738024
4. Brooklyn
Colm Toibin, Scribner, $15, 9781501106477
5. The Revenant
Michael Punke, Picador USA, $16, 9781250101198
6. A Little Life
Hanya Yanagihara, Anchor, $17, 9780804172707
7. Descent
Tim Johnston, Algonquin, $15.95, 9781616204778
8. The Story of the Lost Child
Elena Ferrante, Europa Editions, $18, 9781609452865
9. The Buried Giant
Kazuo Ishiguro, Vintage, $16, 9780307455796
10. Euphoria
Lily King, Grove Press, $16, 9780802123701
11. Where All Light Tends to Go
David Joy, Putnam, $16, 9780425279793
12. The Great Gatsby
F.Scott Fitzgerald, Scribner, $15, 9781451689433
13. The Man in the High Castle
Philip K. Dick, Mariner, $14.95, 9780544817289
14. Orphan Train
Christina Baker Kline, Morrow, $14.99, 9780061950728
15. The Goldfinch
Donna Tartt, Back Bay, $20, 9780316055444

TRADE PAPERBACK NONFICTION

1. H Is for Hawk
Helen MacDonald, Grove Press, $16, 9780802124739
2. The Boys in the Boat
Daniel James Brown, Penguin, $17, 9780143125471
3. Alexander Hamilton
Ron Chernow, Penguin, $20, 9780143034759
4. Missoula
Jon Krakauer, Anchor, $16.95, 9780804170567
5. Lost Ocean
Johanna Basford, Penguin, $16.95, 9780143108993
6. Bernie
Ted Rall, Seven Stories Press, $16.95, 9781609806989
7. Just Mercy
Bryan Stevenson, Spiegel & Grau, $16, 9780812984965
8. You Are a Badass
Jen Sincero, Running Press, $16, 9780762447695
9. We Should All Be Feminists
Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, Anchor, $7.95, 9781101911761
10. The Power of Now
Eckhart Tolle, New World, $15, 9781577314806
11. The Four Agreements
Don Miguel Ruiz, Amber-Allen, $12.95, 9781878424310
12. The Devil in the White City
Erik Larson, Vintage, $16, 9780375725609
13. In the Garden of Beasts
Erik Larson, Broadway, $16, 9780307408853
okra14. Dispatches from Pluto: Lost and Found in the Mississippi Delta
Richard Grant, S&S, $16, 9781476709642

15. The Mindfulness Coloring Book
Emma Farrarons, Experiment, $9.95, 9781615192823

MASS MARKET

1. To Kill a Mockingbird
Harper Lee, Grand Central, $8.99, 9780446310789
2. 11/22/1963
Stephen King, Pocket, $9.99, 9781501120602
3. The Catcher in the Rye
J.D. Salinger, Little Brown, $8.99, 9780316769488
4. 1984
George Orwell, Signet, $9.99, 9780451524935
5. The Fiery Cross
Diana Gabaldon, Dell, $9.99, 9780440221661
6. A Game of Thrones
George R.R. Martin, Bantam, $9.99, 9780553593716
7. Be Afraid
Mary Burton, Zebra, $7.99, 9781420132137
8. A Raisin in the Sun
Lorraine Hansberry, Vintage, $7.5, 9780679755333
9. The Stranger
Harlan Coben, Dutton, $9.99, 9780451414137
10. Cuba Straits
Randy Wayne White, Putnam, $9.99, 9780425280096

CHILDREN'S ILLUSTRATED

1. Goodnight Moon
Margaret Wise Brown, Clement Hurd (Illus.), Harper, $8.99, 9780694003617
2. Pat the Bunny
Dorothy Kunhardt, Golden, $9.99, 9780307120007
3. The Day the Crayons Quit
Drew Daywalt, Oliver Jeffers (Illus.), Philomel, $17.99, 9780399255373
4. The Day the Crayons Came Home
Drew Daywalt, Oliver Jeffers (Illus.), Philomel, $18.99, 9780399172755
5. The Giving Tree
Shel Silverstein, Harper, $16.99, 9780060256654
6. Finding Winnie
Lindsay Mattick, Sophie Blackall (Illus.), Little Brown, $18, 9780316324908
7. The Book With No Pictures
B.J. Novak, Dial, $17.99, 9780803741713
8. Last Stop on Market Street
Matt de la Pena, Christian Robinson (Illus.), Putnam, $16.99, 9780399257742
9. Green Eggs and Ham
Dr. Seuss, Random House, $8.99, 9780394800165
10. Where the Wild Things Are
Maurice Sendak, Harper, $18.99, 9780060254926

CHILDREN'S INTEREST

1. Pax
Sara Pennypacker, Jon Klassen (Illus.), Balzer + Bray, $16.99, 9780062377012
2. Salt to the Sea
Ruta Sepetys, Philomel, $18.99, 9780399160301
3. Anna and the Swallow Man
Gavriel Savit, Knopf Books for Young Readers, $17.99, 9780553513349
4. Harry Potter Coloring Book
Scholastic, $15.99, 9781338029994
5. Escape From Mr. Lemoncello's Library
Chris Grabenstein, Yearling, $6.99, 9780307931474
6. Crenshaw
Katherine Applegate, Feiwel & Friends, $16.99, 9781250043238
7. Mr. Lemoncello's Library Olympics
Chris Grabenstein, Random House, $16.99, 9780553510409
8. Wonder
R.J. Palacio, Knopf, $16.99, 9780375869020
okra9. Serafina and the Black Cloak
Robert Beatty, Disney/Hyperion, $16.99, 9781484709016

10. Counting by 7s
Holly Goldberg Sloan, Puffin, $8.99, 9780142422861

CHILDREN'S FICTION SERIES TITLES

1. Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Old School
Jeff Kinney, Amulet, $13.95, 9781419717017
2. Big Nate Blasts Off
Lincoln Peirce, Balzer + Bray, $13.99, 9780062111111
3. The Maze Runner
James Dashner, Delacorte, $10.99, 9780385385206
4. Glass Sword (Red Queen, #2)
Victoria Aveyard, Harper, $19.99, 9780062310668
5. Calamity (The Reckoners, #3)
Brandon Sanderson, Delacorte, $18.99, 9780385743600
6. The 5th Wave
Rick Yancey, Speak, $10.99, 9780147519085
7. Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone
J.K.Rowling, Scholastic, $10.99, 9780590353427
8. Dinosaurs Before Dark (Magic Tree House, #1)
Mary Pope Osborne, Sal Murdocca (Illus.), Random House, $4.99, 9780679824114
9. Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children
Ransom Riggs, Quirk, $10.99, 9781594746031
10. The Lightning Thief (Percy Jackson and the Olympians, Book 1)
Rick Riordan, Hyperion, $7.99, 9781423134947

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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 Arrangement Only Love Can Break Your Heart Arcadia Dead Wake Thomas Jefferson and the Tripoli Pirates My Southern Journey: True Stories from the Heart of the South On My Own The Wright Brothers The Story of the Lost Child Where All Light Tends to Go The Great Gatsby The Man in the High Castle Orphan Train The Goldfinch Bernie The Power of Now The Four Agreements The Devil in the White City In the Garden of Beasts Dispatches from Pluto: Lost and Found in the Mississippi Delta The Catcher in the Rye 1984 The Fiery Cross A Game of Thrones Be AfraidA Raisin in the Sun The StrangerCuba StraightsThe Giving TreeGreen Eggs and HamSerafina and the Black Cloak Counting by 7s


Events

Events at Southern Indie Bookstores

authors all around the south!

Carole Boston Weatherford: Freedom in Congo Square  (author appearance)
Carole Boston Weatherford | 02/28/2016, 02:00 pm | Garden District Book Shop | New Orleans, LA

NANCY DILLINGHAM & CELIA MILES present IT'S ALL RELATIVE  (author appearance)
Nancy Dillingham | 02/28/2016, 03:00 pm | Malaprop's Bookstore/Cafe | Asheville, NC

NCPS Reading Series  (other event)
02/28/2016, 02:00 pm | McIntyre's Fine Books | Pittsboro, NC

Mary R. Arno - THANKSGIVING  (author appearance)
Mary R. Arno | 02/29/2016, 06:00 pm | Octavia Books | New Orleans, LA

Katy Simpson Smith - Free Men  (author appearance)
Katy Simpson Smith | 02/29/2016, 07:00 pm | Quail Ridge Books & Music | Raleigh, NC

Author event with Julia Claiborne Johnson author of Be Frank With Me  (author appearance)
Julia Claiborne | 02/29/2016, 06:30 pm | Parnassus Books | Nashville, TN

Trudy Nan Boyce presents Out Of The Blues  (author appearance)
03/01/2016, 06:00 pm | Vero Beach Book Center | Vero Beach, FL

Julie Smith (editor), Ace Atkins, Nevada Barr, O'Neil DeNoux, and Maurice Ruffin: New Orleans Noir: The Classics  (other event)
03/01/2016, 06:00 pm | Garden District Book Shop | New Orleans, LA

Emilie Bahr - URBAN REVOLUTIONS: A Woman's Guide to Two-Wheeled Transportation  (author appearance)
Emilie Bahr | 03/01/2016, 06:00 pm | Octavia Books | New Orleans, LA

UNC Humanities Great Books Reading Group: The Stranger by Albert Camus  (book club)
03/01/2016, 10:00 am | Flyleaf Books | Chapel Hill, NC

UNC Humanities Spotlight on Scholars: Rethinking Workplace Equality: Gender and Rights in Modern America with Katherine Turk  (other event)
03/01/2016, 04:30 pm | Flyleaf Books | Chapel Hill, NC

Katy Simpson Smith discusses her new novel, Free Men  (author appearance)
Katy Simpson Smith | 03/01/2016, 07:00 pm | Flyleaf Books | Chapel Hill, NC

CURRENT EVENTS BOOK CLUB  (book club)
03/01/2016, 07:00 pm | Malaprop's Bookstore/Cafe | Asheville, NC

WILD BOOK CLUB discusses THIS CHARMING MAN  (book club)
03/01/2016, 07:00 pm | Malaprop's Bookstore/Cafe | Asheville, NC

Bart Ehrman - 'Jesus Before the Gospels'  (author appearance)
Bart Ehrman | 03/01/2016, 07:00 pm | Quail Ridge Books & Music | Raleigh, NC

Ben Ratliff with Mac McCaughan, -Every Song Ever  (author appearance)
Ben Ratliff | 03/01/2016, 07:00 pm | Regulator Bookshop | Durham, NC

Writers' Night Out  (writers group)
03/01/2016, 06:00 pm | Hub City Bookshop | Spartanburg, SC

Author Kris Radish  (author appearance)
Kris Radish | 03/02/2016, 06:00 pm | Copperfish Books, LLC | Punta Gorda, FL

UNC Humanities in Action: Two Chinas, One Cook: Culture and Conflict between Taiwan and the People’s Republic  (other event)
03/02/2016, 04:30 pm | Flyleaf Books | Chapel Hill, NC

New York Times bestselling author and UNC professor Bart Ehrman discusses his latest book, Jesus Before the Gospels  (author appearance)
Bart Ehrman | 03/02/2016, 07:00 pm | Flyleaf Books | Chapel Hill, NC

AUTISM BOOK CLUB discusses BLACKSTOCK'S COLLECTIONS  (book club)
03/02/2016, 01:00 pm | Malaprop's Bookstore/Cafe | Asheville, NC

ARIEL LAWHON presents FLIGHT OF DREAMS  (author appearance)
Ariel Lawhon | 03/02/2016, 07:00 pm | Malaprop's Bookstore/Cafe | Asheville, NC

MALAPROP'S BOOK CLUB discusses IRONWEED  (book club)
03/02/2016, 07:00 pm | Malaprop's Bookstore/Cafe | Asheville, NC

John Feinstein -The Legends Club  (author appearance)
John Feinstein | 03/02/2016, 07:00 pm | Quail Ridge Books & Music | Raleigh, NC

Paul Goldberg -The Yid  (author appearance)
Paul Goldberg | 03/02/2016, 07:00 pm | Regulator Bookshop | Durham, NC

Katy Simpson Smith: FREE MEN   (author appearance)
Katy Simpson Smith | 03/02/2016, 05:00 pm | The Country Bookshop | Southern Pines, NC

Ashley Warlick  (author appearance)
Ashley Warlick | 03/02/2016, 12:00 pm | Hub City Bookshop | Spartanburg, SC

Story Time at Joe’s Place  (other event)
03/02/2016, 10:30 am | Joe's Place | Greenville, SC

Susan Stautberg - Women on Board: Insider Secrets to Getting on a Board and Succeeding as a Director  (author appearance)
Susan Stautberg | 03/03/2016, 06:00 pm | Classic Bookshop of the Palm Beaches Inc. | Palm Beach, FL

Okra Pick!Chris Offutt discusses and signs his book, My Father the Pornographer  (author appearance)
Chris Offutt | 03/03/2016, 06:00 pm | Garden District Book Shop | New Orleans, LA

Anne Boyd Rioux - Constance Fenimore Woolson: Portrait of a Lady Novelist + Miss Grief and Other Stories  (author appearance)
Anne Boyd Rioux | 03/03/2016, 06:00 pm | Octavia Books | New Orleans, LA

John Feinstein discusses his ACC basketball book The Legends Club  (author appearance)
John Feinstein | 03/03/2016, 07:00 pm | Flyleaf Books | Chapel Hill, NC

SOHO PRESS NIGHT featuring Lene Kaaberbøl and Agnete Friis!  (author appearance)
Agnete Friis | 03/03/2016, 07:00 pm | Malaprop's Bookstore/Cafe | Asheville, NC

Meet the Author: David K. McDonnell  (author appearance)
David K. McDonnell | 03/04/2016, 05:00 pm | Page After Page Bookstore | Elizabeth City

First Friday Author Round Up - Alexis Heflin  (author appearance)
Alexis Heflin | 03/04/2016, 06:00 pm | Page & Palette | Fairhope, AL

Yuri Herrera - SIGNS PRECEDING THE END OF THE WORLD & Lina Wolff - BRET EASTON ELLIS AND THE OTHER DOGS  (author appearance)
03/04/2016, 06:00 pm | Octavia Books | New Orleans, LA

BRYAN ROBINSON in conversation with JOE D'AGNESE  (author appearance)
Bryan Robinson | 03/04/2016, 07:00 pm | Malaprop's Bookstore/Cafe | Asheville, NC

Nixon, Blevins & Gage - Live Music  (other event)
03/04/2016, 07:00 pm | Quail Ridge Books & Music | Raleigh, NC

Michele Moore- Author of The Cigar Factory: A Novel of Charleston  (author appearance)
Michele Moore | 03/04/2016, 11:00 am | Litchfield Books | Pawleys Island, SC

Author event with David Dark author of Life's Too Short to Pretend You're Not Religious  (author appearance)
David Dark | 03/04/2016, 06:30 pm | Parnassus Books | Nashville, TN

Meet the Author: David K. McDonnell  (author appearance)
David K. McDonnell | 03/05/2016, 10:00 am | Page After Page Bookstore | Elizabeth City

Meet the Author: Maxine Sweeney  (author appearance)
Maxine Sweeney | 03/05/2016, 10:00 am | Page After Page Bookstore | Elizabeth City

Mari Redondo - Menopause & M.A.R.I. - Gables  (author appearance)
Mari Redondo | 03/05/2016, 07:00 pm | Books & Books Inc | Coral Gables, FL

Grand Opening at New Location!!  (other event)
03/05/2016, 10:00 am | Copperfish Books, LLC | Punta Gorda, FL

Miki Bennett author signing  (author appearance)
Miki Bennett | 03/05/2016, 11:00 am | Hooked On Books | Islamorada, FL

Author Monica McFawn - BRIGHT SHARDS OF SOMEPLACE ELSE  (author appearance)
Monica McFawn | 03/05/2016, 05:00 pm | Inkwood Books | Tampa, FL

National League of American Pen Women Boca Branch Book Talk  (other event)
03/05/2016, 02:00 pm | Murder on the Beach Mystery Bookstore | Delray Beach, FL

Okra Pick!Meet Author Ross Howell, Jr.: FORSAKEN  (author appearance)
Ross Howell Jr. | 03/05/2016, 06:30 pm | Avid Bookshop | Athens, GA

Special Story Time with Mo O'Hara: MY BIG FAT ZOMBIE GOLDFISH  (author appearance)
Mo O'Hara | 03/05/2016, 10:30 am | Avid Bookshop | Athens, GA

Jonda Beattie & Diane Quintana Author Event  (author appearance)
Jonda Beattie | 03/05/2016, 01:00 pm | Eagle Eye Book Shop | Atlanta, GA

Ray Atkins, South of the Etowah: The View From The Wrong Side of The River  (author appearance)
Ray Atkins | 03/05/2016, 01:00 pm | FoxTale Book Shoppe | Woodstock, GA

M.J. Pullen, Regrets Only  (author appearance)
M.J. Pullen | 03/05/2016, 04:00 pm | FoxTale Book Shoppe | Woodstock, GA

C.S. Harris signs her book, When Falcons Fall  (author appearance)
03/05/2016, 01:00 pm | Garden District Book Shop | New Orleans, LA

V. E. SCHWAB presents A GATHERING OF SHADOWS  (author appearance)
V. E. Schwab | 03/05/2016, 03:00 pm | Malaprop's Bookstore/Cafe | Asheville, NC

THE GIRL WHO RACED FAIRYLAND ALL THE WAY HOME launch party with CATHERYNNE VALENTE  (author appearance)
Catherynne Valente | 03/05/2016, 06:00 pm | Malaprop's Bookstore/Cafe | Asheville, NC

Lene Kaaberbol & Agnete Friis – The Considerate Killer  (author appearance)
Lene Kaaberbol | 03/05/2016, 11:00 am | McIntyre's Fine Books | Pittsboro, NC

Carla Buckley – The Good Goodbye  (author appearance)
Carla Buckley | 03/05/2016, 02:00 pm | McIntyre's Fine Books | Pittsboro, NC

Kelly Starling Lyons - One More Dino On the Floor  (author appearance)
Kelly Starling Lyons | 03/05/2016, 02:00 pm | Quail Ridge Books & Music | Raleigh, NC

Feast of Authors Luncheon 2016!  (author appearance)
Cassandra King | 03/05/2016, 12:00 pm | Quarter Moon Bookstore | Topsail Beach, NC

Shilpi Somaya Gowda -The Golden Son  (author appearance)
Shilpi Somaya | 03/05/2016, 04:00 pm | Regulator Bookshop | Durham, NC

Book Signing with Tyffani Clark Kemp  (author appearance)
Tyffani Clark Kemp | 03/05/2016, 02:00 pm | Joe's Place | Greenville, SC

Author event with Ronald Kidd author of Dreambender  (author appearance)
Ronald Kidd | 03/05/2016, 02:00 pm | Parnassus Books | Nashville, TN

Straight Talk with Real Muslims, hosted by Ismail Suayah and Krista Bremer  (other event)
03/06/2016, 02:00 pm | Flyleaf Books | Chapel Hill, NC

CYNTHIA SURRISI celebrates the launch of THE MAYPOP KIDNAPPING  (author appearance)
Cynthia Surrisi | 03/06/2016, 11:00 am | Malaprop's Bookstore/Cafe | Asheville, NC

NCPS Reading Series  (author appearance)
Maureen Sherbondy | 03/06/2016, 02:00 pm | McIntyre's Fine Books | Pittsboro, NC

2nd Anniversary Celebration  (other event)
03/06/2016, 12:00 pm | Joe's Place | Greenville, SC

Author event with Liz Johnson author of The Red Door Inn  (author appearance)
Liz Johnson | 03/06/2016, 02:00 pm | Parnassus Books | Nashville, TN

Book Club -- Claire of the Sea Light  (book club)
03/07/2016, 06:00 pm | Copperfish Books, LLC | Punta Gorda, FL

Jack McGugart Book Launch Party  (author appearance)
Jack McGugart | 03/07/2016, 07:00 pm | Eagle Eye Book Shop | Atlanta, GA

Katy Simpson Smith discusses and signs her book, Free Men  (author appearance)
Katy Simpson Smith | 03/07/2016, 06:00 pm | Garden District Book Shop | New Orleans, LA

Human Thriving in the Anthropocene? A discussion with Jedediah Purdy and Roy Scranton  (author appearance)
Jedediah Purdy | 03/07/2016, 07:00 pm | Flyleaf Books | Chapel Hill, NC

TRAVIS MULHAUSER presents SWEETGIRL  (author appearance)
Travis Mulhauser | 03/07/2016, 07:00 pm | Malaprop's Bookstore/Cafe | Asheville, NC

LGBTQ BOOK CLUB discusses LAND'S END  (book club)
03/07/2016, 07:00 pm | Malaprop's Bookstore/Cafe | Asheville, NC

Ariel Lawhon  (author appearance)
Ariel Lawhon | 03/08/2016, 06:00 pm | Page & Palette | Fairhope, AL

Okra Pick!Joshilyn Jackson, The Opposite of Everyone  (author appearance)
Joshilyn Jackson | 03/08/2016, 06:30 pm | FoxTale Book Shoppe | Woodstock, GA

UNC Humanities Great Books Reading Group: The Tin Drum by Günter Grass  (book club)
03/08/2016, 10:00 am | Flyleaf Books | Chapel Hill, NC

Bart Ehrman -Jesus Before the Gospels  (author appearance)
Bart Ehrman | 03/08/2016, 07:00 pm | Regulator Bookshop | Durham, NC

Okra Pick!Author event with Jeff Zentner author of The Serpent King  (author appearance)
Jeff Zentner | 03/08/2016, 06:30 pm | Parnassus Books | Nashville, TN

Jeffery Deaver -- The Steel Kiss  (author appearance)
Jeffery Deaver | 03/09/2016, 07:15 pm | Eagle Eye Book Shop | Atlanta, GA

Garden District Book Shop Book Club  (book club)
03/09/2016, 06:00 pm | Garden District Book Shop | New Orleans, LA

Marlene Trestman - FAIR LABOR LAWYER: The Remarkable Life of New Deal Attorney and Supreme Court Advocate Bessie Margolin  (author appearance)
03/09/2016, 06:00 pm | Octavia Books | New Orleans, LA

UNC Humanities in Action: “Plato to NATO”: What You Need To Know About Central Asia  (other event)
03/09/2016, 04:30 pm | Flyleaf Books | Chapel Hill, NC

TEGAN WREN author of INCONCEIVABLE & SAMANTHA BRYANT author of GOING THROUGH THE CHANGE  (author appearance)
Samantha Bryant | 03/09/2016, 07:00 pm | Malaprop's Bookstore/Cafe | Asheville, NC

Book Signing: John A. Connell - Spoils of Victory  (author appearance)
John A. Connell | 03/09/2016, 07:00 pm | Park Road Books | Charlotte, NC

Willie Drye- For Sale: American Paradise: How Our Nation was Sold an Impossible Dream in Florida  (author appearance)
Willie Drye | 03/09/2016, 06:30 pm | Regulator Bookshop | Durham, NC

Grandmother Storyteller Class with Connie Cazort  (other event)
03/10/2016, 01:00 pm | Page & Palette | Fairhope, AL

T. M. Causey (Toni McGee Causey) The Saints of the Lost and Found  (author appearance)
T. M. Causey | 03/10/2016, 06:00 pm | Garden District Book Shop | New Orleans, LA

Travis Ian Smith - INDIE DARLING--Launch!  (author appearance)
Travis Ian Smith | 03/10/2016, 06:00 pm | Octavia Books | New Orleans, LA

Flyleaf Second Thursday Poetry Reading and Open Mic featuring Diana Pinckney and Tony Morris  (other event)
03/10/2016, 07:00 pm | Flyleaf Books | Chapel Hill, NC

ZELDA FITZGERALD DAY  (other event)
03/10/2016, 06:30 pm | Malaprop's Bookstore/Cafe | Asheville, NC

A Conversation on Organic Pioneer Bill Dow and his Memoir -What I Stand On -with Fred Broadwell  (other event)
03/10/2016, 07:00 pm | Regulator Bookshop | Durham, NC

The Writing Show: Publishing Your Children's Book  (writers group)
03/10/2016, 07:00 pm | Hub City Bookshop | Spartanburg, SC

JIM GRIMSLEY presents HOW I SHED MY SKIN  (author appearance)
Jim Grimsley | 03/11/2016, 07:00 pm | Malaprop's Bookstore/Cafe | Asheville, NC

Coloring & Conversation: A Girls’ Night Out  (other event)
03/11/2016, 07:00 pm | Joe's Place | Greenville, SC

Michelle Gable-- Author of I'll See You in Paris  (author appearance)
Michelle Gable | 03/11/2016, 11:00 am | Litchfield Books | Pawleys Island, SC

Author event with Kimberly Brubaker Bradley author of The War That Saved My Life  (author appearance)
Kimberly Brubaker | 03/11/2016, 06:30 pm | Parnassus Books | Nashville, TN

Octavia Books Science Fiction Book Club - ELYSIUM  (book club)
03/12/2016, 10:30 am | Octavia Books | New Orleans, LA

Free Prompt Writing Class with Nancy Peacock  (writers group)
03/12/2016, 10:00 am | Flyleaf Books | Chapel Hill, NC

BRYCE PALMYRA presents THINGS TO BRING MY FAMILY WHEN I DIE: A GO-TO GUIDE FOR THE SOUTHERN CHEF  (author appearance)
Bryce Palmyra | 03/12/2016, 07:00 pm | Malaprop's Bookstore/Cafe | Asheville, NC

Bart Ehrman – Jesus Before the Gospels  (author appearance)
Bart Ehrman | 03/12/2016, 11:00 am | McIntyre's Fine Books | Pittsboro, NC

Book Signing: Carmen Owens - Katy, The Cooking Kangroo  (author appearance)
Carmen Owens | 03/12/2016, 11:00 am | Park Road Books | Charlotte, NC

Book Signing: Michelle Gable - I'll See You in Paris  (author appearance)
Michelle Gable | 03/12/2016, 02:00 pm | Park Road Books | Charlotte, NC

Ten Minute Tarot featuring Phil Powers  (other event)
03/12/2016, 06:00 pm | Joe's Place | Greenville, SC

Author event with William M. Akers author of Mrs. Ravenbach's Way  (author appearance)
William M. Akers | 03/12/2016, 02:00 pm | Parnassus Books | Nashville, TN

FABIENNE JOSAPHAT with DANCING IN THE BARON'S SHADOW  (author appearance)
Fabienne Josaphat | 03/13/2016, 03:00 pm | Inkwood Books | Tampa, FL

MATT CASHION presents LAST WORDS OF THE HOLY GHOST  (author appearance)
Matt Cashion | 03/13/2016, 03:00 pm | Malaprop's Bookstore/Cafe | Asheville, NC

Book Signing: Another Sunday - Cynthia Strauff  (author appearance)
Cynthia Strauff | 03/13/2016, 02:00 pm | Park Road Books | Charlotte, NC

Matt De La Peña  (author appearance)
Matt De La Pena | 03/13/2016, 03:00 pm | Regulator Bookshop | Durham, NC

Author event with LynnMarie Rink author of Wrap Your Heart Around It  (author appearance)
LynnMarie Rink | 03/13/2016, 02:00 pm | Parnassus Books | Nashville, TN

ANNIE NOVAK presents THE ROOFTOP GROWING GUIDE  (author appearance)
Annie Novak | 03/14/2016, 07:00 pm | Malaprop's Bookstore/Cafe | Asheville, NC

Parnassus Book Club - The Marauders  (book club)
03/14/2016, 06:30 pm | Parnassus Books | Nashville, TN

Katy Simpson Smith  (author appearance)
Katy Simpson Smith | 03/15/2016, 06:00 pm | Page & Palette | Fairhope, AL

RANDY WAYNE WHITE  (author appearance)
Randy Wayne White | 03/15/2016, 07:00 pm | Sanibel Island Bookshop | Sanibel, FL

Pajama Story Time with Picture Book Author & Illustrator: Philip and Erin Stead  (author appearance)
Phillip Stead | 03/15/2016, 06:00 am | Avid Bookshop | Athens, GA

Roy Blount Jr. - SAVE ROOM FOR PIE: Food Songs and Chewy Ruminations  (author appearance)
03/15/2016, 06:00 pm | Octavia Books | New Orleans, LA

UNC Humanities Great Books Reading Group continues their discussion of The Stranger  (book club)
03/15/2016, 10:00 am | Flyleaf Books | Chapel Hill, NC

View From Tuesday - Diversity: What Is It?  (other event)
03/15/2016, 07:00 pm | Quail Ridge Books & Music | Raleigh, NC

Kit Wienert, -Analogs of Eden  (author appearance)
Kit Wienert | 03/15/2016, 07:00 pm | Regulator Bookshop | Durham, NC

Paul Houle  (author appearance)
Paul Houle | 03/15/2016, 05:00 pm | Hub City Bookshop | Spartanburg, SC

John A. Connell - Author of Spoils of Victory  (author appearance)
John A. Connell | 03/15/2016, 11:00 am | Litchfield Books | Pawleys Island, SC

Journalist Christy Feinberg  (author appearance)
Christy Feinberg | 03/16/2016, 06:00 pm | Copperfish Books, LLC | Punta Gorda, FL

Dirk Lammers - BASEBALL'S NO-HIT WONDERS @ LOVE'S  (author appearance)
Dirk Lammers | 03/16/2016, 05:30 pm | Inkwood Books | Tampa, FL

YA Wednesday! FIRSTS by Laurie Flynn  (book club)
03/16/2016, 07:00 pm | Inkwood Books | Tampa, FL

UNC Humanities in Action: The Idea of India: From Gandhi to Modi  (other event)
03/16/2016, 04:30 pm | Flyleaf Books | Chapel Hill, NC

MELISSA BURCH presents MY JOURNEY THROUGH WAR & PEACE  (author appearance)
Melissa Burch | 03/16/2016, 07:00 pm | Malaprop's Bookstore/Cafe | Asheville, NC

NONFICTION AUTHORS ASSOCIATION (NFAA)  (writers group)
03/16/2016, 06:45 pm | Regulator Bookshop | Durham, NC

Denise Ditto  (author appearance)
Denise Ditto | 03/16/2016, 05:00 pm | Hub City Bookshop | Spartanburg, SC

Story Time at Joe’s Place  (other event)
03/16/2016, 10:00 am | Joe's Place | Greenville, SC

Inkwood Adult Book Club - THE EVIL HOURS  (book club)
03/17/2016, 07:00 pm | Inkwood Books | Tampa, FL

Peter Bergen - UNITED STATES OF JIHAD: Investigating America's Homegrown Terrorists  (author appearance)
Peter Bergen | 03/17/2016, 06:00 pm | Octavia Books | New Orleans, LA

New York Times bestselling author Stephanie Evanovich discusses her latest novel, The Total Package  (author appearance)
Stephanie Evanovich | 03/17/2016, 07:00 pm | Flyleaf Books | Chapel Hill, NC

DANA CARPENTER, author of BOHEMIAN GOSPEL & ERICA WRIGHT, author of THE GRANITE MOTH  (author appearance)
Dana Chamblee Carpenter | 03/17/2016, 07:00 pm | Malaprop's Bookstore/Cafe | Asheville, NC

Bookends Book Club discusses Hawthorne’s Short Stories  (book club)
03/17/2016, 04:00 pm | McIntyre's Fine Books | Pittsboro, NC

Okra Pick!Charles Todd Returns to Celebrate the Publication of No Shred of Evidence  (author appearance)
Charles Todd | 03/17/2016, 06:30 pm | Fountain Bookstore | Richmond, VA

Atlanta Author Trudy Nan Boyce: OUT OF THE BLUES  (author appearance)
Trudy Nan Boyce | 03/18/2016, 06:30 pm | Avid Bookshop | Athens, GA

Jonah Winter discusses his picture-book biography, Hillary  (author appearance)
Jonah Winter | 03/18/2016, 06:00 pm | Flyleaf Books | Chapel Hill, NC

NICOLE SARROCCO presents ILL-MANNERED GHOSTS  (author appearance)
Nicole Sarrocco | 03/18/2016, 07:00 pm | Malaprop's Bookstore/Cafe | Asheville, NC

Stephanie Evanovich: THE TOTAL PACKAGE  (author appearance)
Stephanie Evanovich | 03/18/2016, 05:00 pm | The Country Bookshop | Southern Pines, NC

Matt Cashion  (author appearance)
Matt Cashion | 03/18/2016, 05:00 pm | Hub City Bookshop | Spartanburg, SC

Bill Noel - Author of Boneyard Beach  (author appearance)
Bill Noel | 03/18/2016, 11:00 am | Litchfield Books | Pawleys Island, SC

RANDY WAYNE WHITE returns with DEEP BLUE  (author appearance)
Randy Wayne White | 03/19/2016, 02:00 pm | Inkwood Books | Tampa, FL

Meet Author Virginia Reeves: WORK LIKE ANY OTHER  (author appearance)
Virginia Reeves | 03/19/2016, 06:30 pm | Avid Bookshop | Athens, GA

Octavia Books Book Club - LAND OF LOVE AND DROWNING  (book club)
03/19/2016, 10:30 am | Octavia Books | New Orleans, LA

BRIAN FREEMAN presents GOODBYE TO THE DEAD  (author appearance)
Brian Freeman | 03/19/2016, 07:00 pm | Malaprop's Bookstore/Cafe | Asheville, NC

Okra Pick!Susan Higginbotham – Hanging Mary  (author appearance)
Susan Higginbotham | 03/19/2016, 11:00 am | McIntyre's Fine Books | Pittsboro, NC

Book Signing: Taji Warren Hillson - Katie and Me: Triumph Over Tragedy  (author appearance)
Taji Warren | 03/19/2016, 11:00 am | Park Road Books | Charlotte, NC

Book Signing: Jack Hammond Jr. - The Last Hanging in Scots Bend  (author appearance)
Jack Hammond | 03/19/2016, 02:00 pm | Park Road Books | Charlotte, NC

Beecher's Fault: Live Band  (other event)
03/19/2016, 02:00 am | Joe's Place | Greenville, SC

Singer/Songwriter Al Watson  (other event)
03/19/2016, 06:30 pm | Joe's Place | Greenville, SC

Author event with Melissa Burch author of My Journey Through War and Peace  (author appearance)
Melissa Burch | 03/19/2016, 02:00 pm | Parnassus Books | Nashville, TN

Female Pioneers of Fort Myers  (author appearance)
Robin C. | 03/20/2016, 02:00 pm | Copperfish Books, LLC | Punta Gorda, FL

Writers at Home with Tommy Hays  (other event)
03/20/2016, 03:00 pm | Malaprop's Bookstore/Cafe | Asheville, NC

NCPS Reading Series  (other event)
03/20/2016, 02:00 pm | McIntyre's Fine Books | Pittsboro, NC

Book Signing: Carmela E. Head - Be Transformed: Empowering You For Destiny  (author appearance)
Carmela E. | 03/20/2016, 02:00 pm | Park Road Books | Charlotte, NC

Singer/Songwriter Michael Buffalo Smith  (other event)
03/20/2016, 02:00 pm | Joe's Place | Greenville, SC

Barry Day - The World of Raymond Chandler  (author appearance)
Barry Day | 03/21/2016, 06:00 pm | Classic Bookshop of the Palm Beaches Inc. | Palm Beach, FL

Writers Coffeehouse with Jake Bible  (writers group)
03/21/2016, 07:00 pm | Malaprop's Bookstore/Cafe | Asheville, NC

Bill Cobb  (author appearance)
Bill Cobb | 03/22/2016, 06:00 pm | Page & Palette | Fairhope, AL

SHORTS Book Club -- The Red Collar  (book club)
03/22/2016, 06:00 pm | Copperfish Books, LLC | Punta Gorda, FL

Randy Wayne White Booksigning.  (author appearance)
Randy Wayne White | 03/22/2016, 07:00 pm | Murder on the Beach Mystery Bookstore | Delray Beach, FL

Keith Lee Morris - TRAVELERS REST  (author appearance)
Keith Lee Morris | 03/22/2016, 06:00 pm | Octavia Books | New Orleans, LA

UNC Humanities Great Books Reading Group continues their discussion of The Tin Drum  (other event)
03/22/2016, 10:00 am | Flyleaf Books | Chapel Hill, NC

UNC Professor Kenneth Robert Janken discusses his book, The Wilmington Ten  (author appearance)
Kenneth Robert | 03/22/2016, 07:00 pm | Flyleaf Books | Chapel Hill, NC

LIBBY WARE presents LUM  (author appearance)
Libby Ware | 03/22/2016, 07:00 pm | Malaprop's Bookstore/Cafe | Asheville, NC

Book Signing: Amber Smith - The Way I Used to Be  (author appearance)
Amber Smith | 03/22/2016, 07:00 pm | Park Road Books | Charlotte, NC

UNC Humanities in Action: Muslim Societies since 1945  (other event)
03/23/2016, 04:30 pm | Flyleaf Books | Chapel Hill, NC

ERIK LARSON in conversation with DENISE KIERNAN -ticketed event at UNCA's Humanities Lecture Hall  (author appearance)
Erik Larson | 03/23/2016, 07:00 pm | Malaprop's Bookstore/Cafe | Asheville, NC

William Brettmann discusses War Poets of the Western Front  (author appearance)
William Brettmann | 03/23/2016, 04:00 pm | McIntyre's Fine Books | Pittsboro, NC

Okra Pick!Lee Smith - 'Dimestore: A Writer's Life' (off-site event; free admission; signing line ticket)  (author appearance)
Lee Smith | 03/23/2016, 07:00 pm | Quail Ridge Books & Music | Raleigh, NC

Henry Petroski -The Road Taken  (author appearance)
Henry Petroski | 03/23/2016, 07:00 pm | Regulator Bookshop | Durham, NC

Happy Hours Book Club  (book club)
03/24/2016, 03:00 pm | Page & Palette | Fairhope, AL

Global Georgia Initiative: Paul Sutter – LET US NOW PRAISE FAMOUS GULLIES: PROVIDENCE CANYON AND THE SOILS OF THE SOUTH  (author appearance)
Paul Sutter | 03/24/2016, 05:00 pm | Avid Bookshop | Athens, GA

Laurent Dubois, -The Banjo: America's African Instrument  (author appearance)
Laurent Dubois | 03/24/2016, 07:00 pm | Regulator Bookshop | Durham, NC

Erik Larson: Dead Wake  (author appearance)
Erik Larson | 03/24/2016, 05:00 pm | The Country Bookshop | Southern Pines, NC

Okra Pick!Ross Howell Jr.  (author appearance)
Ross Howell Jr. | 03/24/2016, 05:00 pm | Hub City Bookshop | Spartanburg, SC

Author event with Alison Goodman, Alwyn Hamilton, Rachel Hawkins, Sabaa Tahir and April Genevieve Tucholke  (author appearance)
Alison Goodman | 03/24/2016, 06:30 pm | Parnassus Books | Nashville, TN

Erik Larson - Dead Wake (off-site ticketed event)  (author appearance)
Erik Larson | 03/25/2016, 07:00 pm | Quail Ridge Books & Music | Raleigh, NC

Jan Ellison - Author of A Small Indiscretion  (author appearance)
Jan Ellison | 03/25/2016, 11:00 am | Litchfield Books | Pawleys Island, SC

Author Philip R. Wright: A GEECHEE HOMECOMING  (author appearance)
Philip R. | 03/26/2016, 06:30 pm | Avid Bookshop | Athens, GA

Okra Pick!J.T. Ellison, No One Knows; Ariel Lawhon, Flight of Dreams  (author appearance)
J.T. Ellison | 03/26/2016, 01:00 pm | FoxTale Book Shoppe | Woodstock, GA

Sacrificial Poets Voicebox Youth Slam  (other event)
03/26/2016, 06:30 pm | Flyleaf Books | Chapel Hill, NC

Erik Larson – Dead Wake: The Last Crossing of the Lusitania  (author appearance)
Erik Larson | 03/26/2016, 11:00 am | McIntyre's Fine Books | Pittsboro, NC

Lindsay Starck – Noah’s Wife  (author appearance)
Lindsay Starck | 03/26/2016, 02:00 pm | McIntyre's Fine Books | Pittsboro, NC

Double Book Signing: Gail Z. Martin - Shadow and Flame & Vendetta  (author appearance)
Gail Z. Martin | 03/26/2016, 02:00 pm | Park Road Books | Charlotte, NC

KIDS' Book Club - Special VIP Q&A with author Greg Neri! Book signing to follow  (author appearance)
Greg Neri | 03/28/2016, 06:30 pm | Inkwood Books | Tampa, FL

Baz Dreisinger - INCARCERATION NATIONS: A Journey to Prisons Around the World  (author appearance)
03/28/2016, 06:00 pm | Octavia Books | New Orleans, LA

There’s a Story Here with Jordy Searcy  (other event)
03/29/2016, 07:00 pm | Page & Palette | Fairhope, AL

Author Raymond Arroyo: WILL WILDER: THE RELIC OF PERILOUS FALLS  (author appearance)
Raymond Arroyo | 03/29/2016, 06:30 pm | Avid Bookshop | Athens, GA

MATTHEW GRIFFIN presents HIDE  (author appearance)
Matthew Griffin | 03/29/2016, 07:00 pm | Malaprop's Bookstore/Cafe | Asheville, NC

UNC Humanities in Action: The Challenges to Democracy in Latin America  (other event)
03/30/2016, 04:30 pm | Flyleaf Books | Chapel Hill, NC

Okra Pick!Susan Higginbotham discusses her historical novel Hanging Mary  (author appearance)
Susan Higginbotham | 03/30/2016, 07:00 pm | Flyleaf Books | Chapel Hill, NC

KEITH LEE MORRIS presents TRAVELERS REST  (author appearance)
Keith Morris | 03/30/2016, 07:00 pm | Malaprop's Bookstore/Cafe | Asheville, NC

Book Signing: Katherine Clark - Expressions of Poetry in Season  (author appearance)
Katherine Clark | 03/30/2016, 07:00 pm | Park Road Books | Charlotte, NC

Michael Muhammad Knight -Why I am a Salafi  (author appearance)
Michael Muhammad | 03/30/2016, 07:00 pm | Regulator Bookshop | Durham, NC

DAVID KUSHNER discusses and signs ALLIGATOR CANDY  (author appearance)
David Kushner | 03/31/2016, 07:00 pm | Inkwood Books | Tampa, FL

WORKS IN TRANSLATION BOOK CLUB discusses THE ISLANDERS  (author appearance)
03/31/2016, 07:00 pm | Malaprop's Bookstore/Cafe | Asheville, NC

Steve Jurovics - Hospitable Planet (at QRB On the Fly)  (author appearance)
Steve Jurovics | 03/31/2016, 07:00 pm | Quail Ridge Books & Music | Raleigh, NC

Darnelle Arnoult -Galaxie Wagon  (author appearance)
Darnelle Arnoult | 03/31/2016, 07:00 pm | Regulator Bookshop | Durham, NC

Keith Lee Morris  (author appearance)
Keith Lee Morris | 03/31/2016, 07:00 pm | Hub City Bookshop | Spartanburg, SC

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