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In which Ms. Eudora Welty recommends herself for a job, Ms. Laura Moore insists the dogs really did eat her homework, and Mssrs. John Warley and Pat Conroy take up basketball to meet women.

May 25, 2014

Dear readers,

When was the last time you had to write a job application letter? Her ladyship, the editor, remembers it as a painful experience--anxious to convince a faceless stranger of her professionalism and competence.

On March 15, 1933, Ms. Eudora Welty sent a letter of application (unsolicited) to the offices of The New Yorker Magazine. She, unlike her ladyship at the same energetic age of twenty-three, did not seem to suffer from either anxiety or insecurity, boldly listing among her qualifications her degree in English Literature and her experience in writing Mule Feed advertisements for the radio. Also, she goes on to say, she can draw:

I can also draw like Mr. Thurber, in case he goes off the deep end. I have studied flower painting.

Really, the only wonder is why the magazine did not hire her on the spot.

Read independently...and shop local!

her ladyship, the editor

Lady Banks' Pick of the Week

Lady Banks' Commonplace Book

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

A Southern GirlOn being ambidextrous

I am ambidextrous. Have been since I was six. I write, eat and throw with either hand. And answer the phone, which is how I remember the call from Jongam that afternoon. Superstitious nonsense probably explains this pattern I thought I had noticed, but for a long time the pattern seemed to hold: bad news came into my right ear because I answered the phone with my right hand. The death of my grandmother? Right ear. An auto accident involving my parents and sister? Right ear. My ex-boyfriend’s soju-aided epiphany that we should see other people? Right ear. Conversely, my promotion to head of the ward? Left ear. The call from the hospital to let me know my parents and sister were okay? Left ear. The plea from my ex-boyfriend to disregard the call he made the night before? Well, you get the picture, which is why the call from Jongam stuck in my memory. Calls from the police station with news of yet another abandoned infant belonged in the right ear.

--John Warley, A Southern Girl (University of South Carolina Press, 2014)  9781611173918

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Book & Author Gossip

My Reading LifeConroy papers to be archived at USC

The author said they could have gone to his alma mater, The Citadel in Charleston, but the military school didn’t have the storage capacity to maintain them. Because Conroy does not use a typewriter or computer, the collection includes 10,000 handwritten pages of all his varied drafts, from early work “The Water is Wide,” through “The Prince of Tides,” ‘’The Lords of Discipline,” and “My Reading Life.” 


okraTough women

In the Garden of StoneTekulve was inspired by her great aunt’s stories of her grandmother’s and grandfather’s families. The author’s grandfather was one of 21 children, and Tekulve said the boys stuck around and found hard work as sons of immigrants. The girls all left. One joined the army. “They were tough women,” Tekulve said. Her work is full of stories about women who endure tough circumstances. 

okraInterview with John Warley

You’re friends with Pat (Conroy). Tell me about how you guys first met. “We both played on The Citadel baseball team together. I came to The Citadel on a football scholarship. Pat was there on a basketball scholarship, and we both played baseball so we could get off the campus in the spring and meet some women, of which there were zero at The Citadel at that time.”

okraThe Whiskey Baron

The Whiskey Baron“The Whiskey Baron” is a stunner of a first novel with roots that run deep in the countryside and textile culture of the Carolinas Piedmont. The book is a captivating tale of the evil plaguing hardy people enduring the hardest of times, the early 1930s when America was defined by the Great Depression and Prohibition. 

Poetry book published in memory of classmate

Tony Abbott, professor Emiritus of English at Davidson College, met Laura Moore when she joined the poetry class and workshop he teaches each fall at Queens University of Charlotte. “She had this magic about her that made everyone around her more human,” Abbott said. Moore first took the class 10 years ago, and like most students in it, signed up again year after year. I had to keep changing the name of it and the poet we were studying, so they could all keep coming back,” Abbott said. “Laura always came in late, but she always had a hilarious reason, usually involving her dogs.”

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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 Mary Alice Monroe

Mary Alice MonroeMary Alice Monroe is the New York Times best selling author of more than a dozen novels and one children's book. She is an active conservationist, serving as a board member of the South Carolina Aquarium and The Leatherback Trust. She's also a member of the local turtle team. Learn more about Mary Alice at

Request Mary Alice for a book club or event

Mary Alice's Profile Page on STARS

Summer Wind"The Summer Wind" is the second book in Monroe's Lowcountry Summer trilogy, following the "New York Times" bestselling "The Summer Girls." This series is a poignant and heartwarming story of three half-sisters and their grandmother, who is determined to help them rediscover their southern roots and family bonds.

It's midsummer and Eudora, nicknamed Dora, is staying at Sea Breeze, the family's ancestral home on Sullivan's Island. For years, Dora has played the role of the perfect wife and mother in a loveless marriage. Now her husband filed for divorce, her child is diagnosed with autism, and her house is on the market. Dora's facade collapses under the weight of her grief and she suffers "broken heart syndrome." Mamaw and the girls rally around Dora--but it's up to Dora to heal herself as she spends the summer prowling the beach, discovering the secrets of the island and her heart. This is a summer of discovery for all the women of Sea Breeze. Carson returns from Florida to face life-changing decisions, Lucille confronts a health scare, and an unexpected visitor has Harper reconsidering her life's direction.

When tropical storm winds batter the island, the women must band together and weather the tempest--both the one outside their windows and the raging sea of emotions within each of them. They must learn again what it means to be a sister. It is up to Mamaw to keep the light burning at Sea Breeze to guide the girls through the lies, the threats, and the rocky waters of indecision to home.

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

John Warley talks about A Southern Girl

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Bookstore Gossip

Fairhope, AL One Town One Tale Community Read Event is The Storied Life of A.J. Firky

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Read This! Okra Picks & Recommended Reading from Southern Booksellers

Okra Picks

From the Okra Picks

A Southern Girl 
by John Warley

9781611173918 | Story River Books | 05/15/2014

Read the first chapter!
A Southern Girl

Set against the exquisite, historical backdrop of Charleston's insular South of Broad neighborhood, A Southern Girl is a tale of international adoption and of families lost, then found anew through revelations, courage, and the perseverance of a love without bounds. With two biological sons and a promising career, Coleman Carter seems set to fulfill his promise as a resourceful trial lawyer, devoted husband, and dutiful father until his wife, Elizabeth, champions their adoption of a Korean orphan. This seemingly altruistic mission estranges Coleman's conservative parents and demands that he now embrace the unknown as fully as he has always entrenched himself in the familiar.

Elizabeth, a self-proclaimed liberal with a global sense of duty, is eager for the adoption, while Coleman, a scion of the Old South, is at best a reluctant participant. But the arrival of Soo Yun (later called Allie) into the Carter household and the challenging reactions of Coleman's peers and parents awakens in him a broadening sense of responsibility and dedication to his new family that opens his eyes to the subtle racism and exclusionary activities that had dominated his sheltered life. To garner Allie's entrance into Charleston society, Coleman must come to terms with his past and guide Allie toward finding her own origins as the Carters forge a new family identity and confront generations-old fears inherent in Southern traditions of purity and prestige.

Deftly told through the distinctive voices of Allie's birth mother, her orphanage nurse, her adoptive mother Elizabeth, and finally Coleman himself, A Southern Girl brings us deeply into Allie's plights--first for her very survival and then for her sense of identity, belonging, and love in her new and not always welcoming culture. In this truly international tale, John Warley guides us through the enclaves of southern privilege in New Hampton, Virginia, and Charleston, the poverty-stricken back alleys of Seoul, South Korea, the jungles of Vietnam, and the stone sidewalks of San Miguel de Allende, Mexico, as the bonds between father and daughter become strong enough to confront the trials of their pasts and present alike.

The first release from Pat Conroy's Story River Books, A Southern Girl includes a foreword by New York Times bestselling novelist Therese Ann Fowler.

More Okra Picks!

Read This! Recommendations from Southern Indie Booksellers

Staff picks from Cavalier House Books in Denham Springs, Louisiana

TubesTubes: A Journey to the Center of the Internet

An around the world tour of all of the tangible workings behind that seemingly intangible construct known as the internet. Lots of great information on where & how your news, emails and favorite adorable kitten videos are stored & transmitted to your computer monitor. Great for techies but also great for readers interested in history or just good non-fiction. No computer science degree required. -John 9780061994951



Heart-Shaped BoxHeart-Shaped Box

Often over-looked in favor of his newer works, Joe Hill's first novel is no less enjoyable than Horns or NOS4A2. While you can certainly say that Hill's writing style has improved with each subsequent book, Heart-Shaped Box is still an enjoyable read about a man obsessed with the macabre. -Omar 





Eleanor & ParkEleanor & Park

Eleanor and Park is a quiet story of the difficulties and beauties of life and love. Eleanor is a shy, self-conscious girl living in an unhappy household. When she meets quirky, music and comic-loving Park, the two form an unbreakable bond in the face of bullying and self-doubt. It’s a lovely story, one that affects you without you even realizing it. It’s the kind that leaves you wide-eyed and more aware of the wonders of life when you finish. -Victoria 



The Secret HistoryThe Secret History

I was such a late comer to this book that I feel obligated to inculde it here for others like me who may have missed the boat. The Secret History is so good that I need explitives to describe it. This is just my type of page turner; dark, brooding, full of literary allusions. A book about such horrible, insufferable individuals has no right to be as enjoyable as this book is. Donna Tartt rules us all. - Michelle 

More recommended reading from southern bookstores

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Southern Indie Bestsellers

For the week ending May 18, 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.


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

okra3. The Invention of Wings
Sue Monk Kidd, Viking, $27.95, 9780670024780

4. The Target
David Baldacci, Grand Central, $28, 9781455521203
5. The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry
Gabrielle Zevin, Algonquin, $24.95, 9781616203214
6. The Last Kind Words Saloon
Larry McMurtry, Liveright, $24.95, 9780871407863
7. All the Light We Cannot See
Anthony Doerr, Scribner, $27, 9781476746586
8. The Son
Jo Nesbo, Knopf, $25.95, 9780385351379
9. Field of Prey
John Sandford, Putnam Adult, $28.95, 9780399162381
10. Unlucky 13
James Patterson, Maxine Paetro, Little Brown, $28, 9780316211291
11. The Serpent of Venice
Christopher Moore, Morrow, $26.99, 9780061779763
12. The Husband's Secret
Liane Moriarty, Amy Einhorn Books, $25.95, 9780399159343
13. The Skin Collector
Jeffery Deaver, Grand Central, $28, 9781455517138
14. Lovers at the Chameleon Club, Paris 1932
Francine Prose, Harper, $26.99, 9780061713781
15. Robert B. Parker's Cheap Shot
Ace Atkins, Putnam Adult, $26.95, 9780399161582


1. Everything I Need to Know I Learned From a Little Golden Book
Diane Muldrow, Golden Books, $9.99, 9780307977618
2. Capital in the Twenty-First Century
Thomas Piketty, Belknap Press, $39.95, 9780674430006
3. Stress Test: Reflections on Financial Crises
Timothy Geithner, Crown, $35, 9780804138598
4. Flash Boys
Michael Lewis, Norton, $27.95, 9780393244663
5. Congratulations, by the Way
George Saunders, Random House, $14, 9780812996272
6. Think Like a Freak: The Authors of Freakonomics Offer to Retrain Your Brain
Steven D. Levitt, Stephen J. Dubner, Morrow, $28.99, 9780062218339
7. Learning to Walk in the Dark
Barbara Brown Taylor, HarperOne, $24.99, 9780062024350
8. A Fighting Chance
Elizabeth Warren, Metropolitan, $28, 9781627790529
9. Everybody's Got Something
Robin Roberts, Grand Central, $27, 9781455578450
10. Can't We Talk About Something More Pleasant?
Roz Chast, Bloomsbury, $28, 9781608198061
11. Spartan Up!: A Take-No-Prisoners Guide to Overcoming Obstacles and Achieving Peak Performance in Life
Joe DeSena, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, $24, 9780544286177
12. The Closer
Mariano Rivera, Little Brown, $28, 9780316400732
13. Thrive
Arianna Huffington, Harmony, $26, 9780804140843
14. The Keillor Reader
Garrison Keillor, Viking, $27.95, 9780670020584
okra15. Under Magnolia: A Southern Memoir
Frances Mayes, Crown, $26, 9780307885913


1. Gone Girl
Gillian Flynn, Broadway, $15, 9780307588371
2. Orphan Train
Christina Baker Kline, Morrow, $14.99, 9780061950728
3. Where'd You Go, Bernadette
Maria Semple, Back Bay, $14.99, 9780316204262
4. The Longest Ride
Nicholas Sparks, Grand Central, $15, 9781455520640
5. Me Before You
Jojo Moyes, Penguin, $16, 9780143124542
6. The Gods of Guilt
Michael Connelly, Grand Central, $15, 9781455575992
7. Americanah
Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, Anchor, $15.95, 9780307455925
8. The Circle
Dave Eggers, Vintage, $15.95, 9780345807298
9. The Interestings
Meg Wolitzer, Riverhead, $17, 9781594632341
10. The Last Original Wife
Dorothea Benton Frank, Morrow, $14.99, 9780062132475
11. A Hundred Summers
Beatriz Williams, Berkley, $16, 9780425270035
12. Inferno
Dan Brown, Anchor, $16, 9780804172264
13. The Supreme Macaroni Company
Adriana Trigiani, Harper, $15.99, 9780062136596
14. The Cuckoo's Calling
Robert Galbraith, J.K. Rowling, Mulholland, $18, 9780316206853
15. The Burgess Boys
Elizabeth Strout, Random House, $15, 9780812979510


1. Heaven Is for Real
Todd Burpo, Thomas Nelson, $16.99, 9780849922077
2. Cooked
Michael Pollan, Penguin, $17, 9780143125334
3. Behind the Beautiful Forevers
Katherine Boo, Random House, $16, 9780812979329
4. Proof of Heaven
Eben Alexander, M.D., S&S, $15.99, 9781451695199
5. The Girls of Atomic City
Denise Kiernan, Touchstone, $16, 9781451617535
6. A Higher Call
Adam Makos, Berkley, $17, 9780425255735
7. The Plantagenets
Dan Jones, Penguin, $18, 9780143124924
8. Wild
Cheryl Strayed, Vintage, $15.95, 9780307476074
9. My Beloved World
Sonia Sotomayor, Vintage, $15.95, 9780345804839
10. The Guns at Last Light: The War in Western Europe, 1944-1945
Rick Atkinson, Picador USA, $20, 9781250037817
11. What to Expect When You're Expecting
Heidi Murkoff, Sharon Mazel, Workman, $14.95, 9780761148579
12. Everything That Remains
Joshua Fields Millburn, Asymmetrical Press, $16.99, 9781938793189
13. Unfathomable City: A New Orleans Atlas
Rebecca Solnit, Rebecca Snedeker, University of California Press, $29.95, 9780520274044
14. Quiet
Susan Cain, Broadway, $16, 9780307352156
15. The Monuments Men
Robert M. Edsel, Back Bay, $17, 9780316240055


1. A Game of Thrones
George R.R. Martin, Bantam, $9.99, 9780553593716
2. A Clash of Kings
George R.R. Martin, Bantam, $9.99, 9780345535429
3. To Kill a Mockingbird
Harper Lee, Grand Central, $8.99, 9780446310789
4. The Catcher in the Rye
J.D. Salinger, Little Brown, $8.99, 9780316769488
5. 1984
George Orwell, Signet, $9.99, 9780451524935
6. Animal Farm
George Orwell, Signet, $9.99, 9780451526342
7. A Dance With Dragons
George R.R. Martin, Bantam, $9.99, 9780553582017
8. The Devil's Punchbowl
Greg Iles, Pocket Star, $9.99, 9781416524557
9. Slaughterhouse-Five
Kurt Vonnegut, Laurel Leaf, $7.99, 9780440180296
10. A Feast for Crows
George R.R. Martin, Bantam, $9.99, 9780553390568


1. Oh, the Places You'll Go!
Dr. Seuss, Random House, $17.99, 9780679805274
2. Goodnight Moon
Margaret Wise Brown, Clement Hurd (Illus.), Harper, $8.99, 9780694003617
3. The Day the Crayons Quit
Drew Daywalt, Oliver Jeffers (Illus.), Philomel, $17.99, 9780399255373
4. Fancy Nancy and the Wedding of the Century
Jane O'Connor, Robin Preiss Glasser (Illus.), Harper, $17.99, 9780062083197
5. Frozen (Little Golden Book)
Victoria Saxon, Grace Lee (Illus.), Random House/Disney, $3.99, 9780736430517
6. The Very Hungry Caterpillar
Eric Carle, Putnam, $10.99, 9780399226908
7. Nelly Gnu and Daddy Too
Anna Dewdney, Viking Children's Books, $17.99, 9780670012275
8. Where the Wild Things Are
Maurice Sendak, Harper, $18.99, 9780060254926
9. Goodnight, Goodnight, Construction Site
Sherri Duskey Rinker, Tom Lichtenheld (Illus.), Chronicle, $16.99, 9780811877824
10. The Pigeon Needs a Bath!
Mo Willems, Disney Press, $16.99, 9781423190875


1. The Fault in Our Stars
John Green, Speak, $12.99, 9780142424179
2. The Book Thief
Markus Zusak, Knopf, $12.99, 9780385754729
3. Looking for Alaska
John Green, Speak, $9.99, 9780142402511
4. An Abundance of Katherines
John Green, Speak, $9.99, 9780142410707
5. We Were Liars
E. Lockhart, Delacorte Press, $17.99, 9780385741262
6. Minecraft: Redstone Handbook
Scholastic, $7.99, 9780545685153
7. Flora and Ulysses: The Illuminated Adventures
Kate DiCamillo, K.G. Campbell (Illus.), Candlewick, $17.99, 9780763660406
8. Paper Towns
John Green, Speak, $9.99, 9780142414934
9. Wonder
R.J. Palacio, Knopf, $15.99, 9780375869020
10. Minecraft: Essential Handbook
Scholastic, $7.99, 9780545669931


1. Divergent
Veronica Roth, Katherine Tegen Books, $9.99, 9780062289858
2. Insurgent (Divergent, #2)
Veronica Roth, Katherine Tegen Books, $17.99, 9780062024046
3. Allegiant (Divergent, #3)
Veronica Roth, Katherine Tegen Books, $19.99, 9780062024060
4. The Maze Runner
James Dashner, Delacorte, $9.99, 9780385737951
5. Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone
J.K.Rowling, Scholastic, $10.99, 9780590353427
6. The One (The Selection, #3)
Kiera Cass, Harper, $17.99, 9780062059994
7. Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets
J.K.Rowling, Scholastic, $10.99, 9780439064873
8. The Lightning Thief (Percy Jackson and the Olympians, Book 1)
Rick Riordan, Hyperion, $7.99, 9781423134947
9. Big Nate: Mr. Popularity
Lincoln Peirce, Harper, $9.99, 9780062087003
10. Ivy and Bean (Ivy & Bean, #1)
Annie Barrows, Sophie Blackall, Chronicle, $5.99, 9780811849098

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In This Issue

Special to the Southern List

Click on a book to purchase from a great indie bookstore! See the full Southern Indie Bestseller list here.

The Skin Collector
Lovers at the Chameleon Club, Paris 1932
Robert B. Parker's Cheap Shot
Learning to Walk in the Dark
Everybody's Got Something
Spartan Up!: A Take-No-Prisoners Guide to Overcoming Obstacles and Achieving Peak Performance in Life
The Keillor Reader
Under Magnolia: A Southern Memoir
Me Before You
The Last Original Wife
A Hundred Summers
The Supreme Macaroni Company
A Higher Call
My Beloved World
What to Expect When You're Expecting
Everything That Remains
Unfathomable City: A New Orleans Atlas
The Monuments Men
To Kill a Mockingbird
The Catcher in the Rye
Animal Farm
The Devil's Punchbowl
A Feast for Crows
Goodnight, Goodnight, Construction Site


Events at Southen Indie Bookstores 

Orlando Luis Pardo Lazo - Cuba in Splinters  (author appearance)
Orlando Luis Pardo Lazo
05/28/2014, 06:30 pm
Books & Books Inc
Coral Gables, FL

Elaine Viets - Catnapped!  (author appearance)
Elaine Viets
05/28/2014, 08:00 pm
Books & Books Inc
Coral Gables, FL

okraMeet Author of THE WHISKEY BARON, Jon Sealy  (author appearance)
Jon Sealy
05/28/2014, 06:30 pm
Avid Bookshop
Athens, GA

Corban Addison discusses his novel The Garden of Burning Sand  (author appearance)
Corban Addison
05/28/2014, 07:00 pm
Flyleaf Books
Chapel Hill, NC

05/28/2014, 07:00 pm
Malaprop's Bookstore/Cafe
Asheville, NC

Book event: Barbara Birge - Awakening of the Desert  (author appearance)
Barbara Birge
05/28/2014, 07:00 pm
Park Road Books
Charlotte, NC

Craig Johnson- Any Other Name  (author appearance)
Craig Johnson
05/28/2014, 07:30 pm
Quail Ridge Books & Music
Raleigh, NC

Monica Byrne: The Girl in the Road  (author appearance)
Monica Byrne
05/28/2014, 07:00 pm
Regulator Bookshop
durham, NC

Aaron Gwyn  (author appearance)
Aaron Gwyn
05/28/2014, 06:00 pm
Scuppernong Books
Greensboro, NC

B.O.B. Book Club - Inappropriate Behavior  (book club)
05/28/2014, 10:30 am
Books on Broad
Camden, SC

Maruchi Mendez / Roxanne Vargas - 100 Things To Do In Miami Before You Die  (author appearance)
Maruchi Mendez
05/29/2014, 06:30 pm
Books & Books Inc
Coral Gables, FL

MICHELLE & RANDY ROSADO present Pursuing Your Destiny  (author appearance)
Michelle and Randy Rosado
05/29/2014, 05:00 pm
Vero Beach Book Center
Vero Beach, FL

Writing the Tough Stuff Workshop with Jessica Handler  (author appearance)
Jessica Handler
05/29/2014, 06:00 pm
A Cappella Books
Atlanta, GA

Benjamin Ross Book Signing  (author appearance)
Benjamin Ross
05/29/2014, 07:00 pm
A Cappella Books
Atlanta, GA

Jamie Anderson discusses her rock ‘n’ roll memoir Drive All Night  (author appearance)
Jamie Anderson
05/29/2014, 07:00 pm
Flyleaf Books
Chapel Hill, NC

Corban Addison
05/29/2014, 07:00 pm
Malaprop's Bookstore/Cafe
Asheville, NC

okraAuthor event: George Singleton - Between Wrecks  (author appearance)
George Singleton
05/29/2014, 07:00 pm
Park Road Books
Charlotte, NC

Charles Marsh- Strange Glory: A Life of Dietrich Bonhoeffer  (author appearance)
Charles Marsh
05/29/2014, 07:30 pm
Quail Ridge Books & Music
Raleigh, NC

Aaron Gwyn: Wynne's War  (author appearance)
Aaron Gwyn
05/29/2014, 07:00 pm
Regulator Bookshop
durham, NC

Kami Garcia & Margaret Stohl – Dangerous Creatures  (author appearance)
Kami Garcia
05/29/2014, 05:00 pm
Blue Bicycle Books
Charleston, SC

Kai Bird - The Good Spy  (author appearance)
Kai Bird
05/30/2014, 08:00 pm
Books & Books Inc
Coral Gables, FL

Craig Johnson Book Signing  (author appearance)
Craig Johnson
05/30/2014, 12:15 pm
A Cappella Books
Atlanta, GA

Wendy Wax  (author appearance)
Wendy Wax
05/30/2014, 02:00 pm
Roswell, GA

okraJohn Warley, A Southern Girl  (author appearance)
John Warley
05/30/2014, 06:00 pm
FoxTale Book Shoppe
Woodstock, GA

Aaron Gwyn discusses his novel Wynne’s War (with proceeds benefitting the NC Therapeutic Riding Center)!  (author appearance)
Aaron Gwyn
05/30/2014, 07:00 pm
Flyleaf Books
Chapel Hill, NC

okraJohn Sealy: The Whiskey Baron  (author appearance)
John Sealy
05/30/2014, 07:00 pm
Regulator Bookshop
durham, NC

Adventure Carolinas!  (author appearance)
Joe Miller
05/30/2014, 07:00 pm
Scuppernong Books
Greensboro, NC

Corban Addison- The Garden of Burning Sand  (author appearance)
Corban Addison
05/30/2014, 07:00 pm
The Fountainhead Bookstore
Hendersonville, NC

Peter Warren- The Horry County Murders  (author appearance)
Peter Warren
05/30/2014, 11:00 am
Litchfield Books
Pawleys Island, SC

DR. BEN CARSON'S ONE NATION BOOK TOUR  (author appearance)
Ben Carson
05/31/2014, 07:30 pm
Inkwood Books
Tampa, FL

Alexandra Duncan to Read From Salvage  (author appearance)
Alexandra Duncan
05/31/2014, 06:30 pm
City Lights Bookstore
Sylva, NC

Ben Montgomery
05/31/2014, 07:00 pm
Malaprop's Bookstore/Cafe
Asheville, NC

Aaron Gwyn – Wynne’s War  (author appearance)
Aaron Gwyn
05/31/2014, 02:00 pm
McIntyre's Fine Books
Pittsboro, NC

Author event: Joe Miller - Adventure Carolinas  (author appearance)
Joe Miller
05/31/2014, 02:00 pm
Park Road Books
Charlotte, NC

Saturday Storytime!  (other event)
05/31/2014, 11:00 am
Regulator Bookshop
durham, NC

okraJohn Sealy: The Whiskey Baron  (author appearance)
John Sealy
05/31/2014, 07:00 pm
Scuppernong Books
Greensboro, NC

C. Hope Clark- Palmetto Poison  (author appearance)
C. Hope Clark
05/31/2014, 01:00 pm
Books on Broad
Camden, SC

Author event: Rose Senehi - Dancing on Rocks  (author appearance)
Rose Senehi
06/01/2014, 02:00 pm
Park Road Books
Charlotte, NC

Sundry Poets  (other event)
06/01/2014, 03:00 pm
Quail Ridge Books & Music
Raleigh, NC

Queer Youth Awards Banquet  (other event)
06/01/2014, 01:00 pm
Regulator Bookshop
durham, NC

okraAuthor event: John Warley - A Southern Girl  (author appearance)
John Warley
06/02/2014, 07:00 pm
Park Road Books
Charlotte, NC

PRB Book Club - Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie  (book club)
06/03/2014, 06:30 pm
Park Road Books
Charlotte, NC

Kevin Duffus- The Last Days of Blackbeard The Pirate  (author appearance)
Kevin Duffus
06/03/2014, 07:30 pm
Quail Ridge Books & Music
Raleigh, NC

Author event: Webb Hubbell - When Men Betray  (author appearance)
Webb Hubbell
06/04/2014, 07:00 pm
Park Road Books
Charlotte, NC

Jeannette Walls- The Silver Star  (author appearance)
Jeannette Walls
06/04/2014, 07:30 pm
Quail Ridge Books & Music
Raleigh, NC

okraJohn Warley- A Southern Girl  (author appearance)
John Warley
06/04/2014, 12:00 pm
Scuppernong Books
Greensboro, NC

Alex Albright- The Forgotten First: B1 and the Integration of the Modern Navy   (author appearance)
Alex Albright
06/04/2014, 06:00 pm
Scuppernong Books
Greensboro, NC

Stories and Sweets with Dorothea Benton Frank  (author appearance)
Dorothea Benton Frank
06/04/2014, 07:00 pm
Fiction Addiction
Greenville, SC

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Authors Round the South

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