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{On baking, books, and bow ties.}

In which Mr. Pat Conroy asks his biographer to write about the life he didn't know he had lived, Mr. Billy Coffey is drawn to the desperate and the damaged, and Mr. John Corey Whaley wants flashlight eyes to be his superpower.

May 29, 2016

In This Issue

Lady Banks' Commonplace Book | Read This! | The Pat Conroy Prize | Okra Picks | Author 2 Author | Lady Banks' Trailer Park | Book and Author Gossip | One Book, One South | Special to the Southern List | Southern Indie Bestsellers | Event Calendar

 

Dearest Readers,

Her ladyship, the editor, hopes her readers all had an enjoyable Memorial Day weekend. Her ladyship own plans were of the quiet, contemplative sort -- read more books, plant her new Viburnums -- upgrade her computer to Windows 10. Apart from this last, her weekend was not overmuch inconvenienced by the looming presence of tropic storm Bonnie, unlike her near neighbors, who have spent the last month building an outdoor Highly Illogical Behaviorkitchen in anticipation of the holiday, only to be driven indoors by the sudden but fairly fierce squalls. Her ladyship's Viburnums, at least, appreciated the soaking. Her ladyship's computer, however, did not appreciate Windows 10, which is why this newsletter is a day over due. Restoring an operating system is a tedious business, easily abandoned in favor of reading something more entertaining than a blinking "copying files...." message.

In this case, abandoned in favor of the contents of a box of advanced reader copies sent to her ladyship from a lovely gentleman at Perseus Books publishers, which happened to include Perfume River, the newest novel by Robert Olen Butler, due out in September. Great Southern literature, as it turns out, is an excellent antidote to computer troubles and life's other little annoyances. 9780802125750


her ladyship, the editor

Read Savannah Liane MoriartyTruly, Madly, Guilty

#ReadSavannah! with Liane Moriarty

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

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

Register Here


Lady Banks' Pick of the Week


Lady Banks' Commonplace Book


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

Highly Illogical BehaviorSolomon never needed to leave the house anyway. He had food. He had water. He could see the mountains from his bedroom window, and his parents were so busy all the time that he pretty much got to be sole ruler of th house. Jason and Valerie Reed let it be this way because, eventually, giving in to their son's condition was the only was to make him better. So, by the time he turned sixteen, he hadn't left the house in three years, two months, and one day. He was pale and chronically barefoot and it worked. It was the only thing that ever had.

He did his schoolwork online--usually finishing it before his parents were home every evening, with bed head and pajamas on. If the phone rang, he'd let it go to voice mail. And, on the rare occasion that someone knocked on the door, he would look through the peephole until whoever it was--a Girl Scout, a politician, or maybe a neighbor--would give up and leave. Solomon lived in the only world that would have him. And even though it was quiet and mundane and sometimes lonely, it never got out of control.

--John Corey Whaley, Highly Illogical Behavior (Dial Books, 2016) 9780525428183

 

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Read This!


Recommended reading from Southern Indie Booksellers

Dancing Lessons For The Advanced In Age (Paperback) by Bohumil HrabalMichael Henry Heim (Translator), Adam Thirlwell (Introduction by) $14.00 ISBN: 9781590173770

Dancing Lessons for the Advanced in Age"The world is a beautiful place, don't you think? Not because it is, but because I see it that way."

The title is the first thing I noticed about this book, but it definitely wasn't what kept me reading it - the writing itself took care of that. This entire novel is ONE sentence. This is a book meant to be devoured in one sitting - you may not stop to catch your breath. Hrabal is a master and he does something really special here. --O.B., Scuppernong Books, Greenville, NC

The Savage Detectives (Hardcover) by Roberto BolanoNatasha Wimmer (Translator) $27.00 ISBN: 9780374191481

The Savage DetectivesExuberant grandiosity! A poet's belief that the world will be changed by a literary movement! You'll find people you know so well you can practically touch them despite the fact they live in Mexico City in the 1970s. I've not had more fun reading a book in ages! --Brian, Scuppernong Books, Greenville, NC

Julia Reed's SouthJulia Reed's South: Spirited Entertaining and High-Style Fun All Year Long by Julia Reed (Rizzoli)

“Any time Julia Reed publishes a new book is a good excuse for a party. And now, with Julia Reed's South, she even gives readers the blueprint for how to do it. What a gift to us all! This book is filled with wonderful ideas for entertaining, fabulous recipes, gorgeous photographs, a host of characters, and, of course, killer cocktails. No one gets the South like Julia, and no matter where you live you'll find inspiration in these pages to make your next gathering unforgettable.”—Cody Morrison (M), Square Books, Oxford, MS—Cody Morrison (M), Square Books, Oxford, MS

Life Without a RecipeLife Without a Recipe: A Memoir of Food and Family by Diana Abu-Jaber

“Is it any wonder that memoir is the richest genre? The stories we live are far more fanciful, heartbreaking, and ridiculous than the ones we create with our imaginations. We have no control over them. They unfold, in spite of our best efforts, in clumsy, unsettled messes that become our lives. In Life Without a Recipe, Abu-Jaber stops along the way to consider the terrain. She can't control the events, but she controls the words with tight, perfect sentences. There's a beauty and elegance to the prose that elevates this story of the author's search for identity, resulting in a warm and wise delicacy to be savored.” —Terry Nebeker (M), One More Page, Arlington, VA—Terry Nebeker (M), One More Page, Arlington, VA

Versions of UsThe Versions of Us: A Novel by Laura Barnett

“This is a lovely debut that swept me along with the story of two people destined to be together after one chance meeting in college. From there, Bennett presents three different versions of their story, and readers see the next decades played out through the couple's eyes. Each story is different, yet features the same players, and each does not turn out as expected. This is a thoughtful and touching novel about love, expectations, and forgiveness.” —Kelly Estep (E), Carmichael's Bookstore, Louisville, KY—Kelly Estep (E), Carmichael's Bookstore, Louisville, KY

More bookseller recommendations

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Ask Kate


Ask Kate

Raymie NightingaleThis spring, Kate DiCamillo's new book, Raymie Nightingale, was chosen by Southern Independent Booksellers as their inaugural One Book, One South, Jr pick. For the past month booksellers have been coordinating with teachers and librarians in their communities to read Raymie Nightingale to classes and at storytimes. Then they had kids write down questions they'd like to ask the author. Earlier this month, Kate answered their questions during a Facebook Q&A.

As we all know, kids ask excellent questions, so for the next couple weeks we're going to pass along some of them, along with Kate's answers.

How come Raymie thinks her soul keeps getting bigger and smaller? Is she trying to protect it by making it small? – 5th grade student

Kate: Raymie’s soul expands and shrinks because that is what my soul does.  And yes, Raymie is trying to protect her soul when she makes it small.

It seems like Louisiana lives by making lots of things up. She’s always pretending. And Beverly never pretends anything. And Raymie is in the middle. How can they be friends when they are so different? – 5th grade student

Kate: This is a brilliant assessment of these three characters.  And I think it is because they are so different that they can be such good friends.

There are some moments in the story that are almost magical – especially around animals. Do you think animals are magic for people? – 5th grade student

Kate: Yes.  They are certainly magical for me.

Are you a dog or a cat person? Did you have pets when you were growing up and do you put them in your stories? – 5th grade student

Kate: I am a dog person!  And I grew up with a wonderful standard poodle named Nanette.  I put animals in my stories because I love animals so much.

Do you ever secretly like to go Phhhhtttt at people? – 5th grade student

Kate: Ha!  Sometimes.  But only in my head.  Maybe when I get really old like Mrs. Borkowski, I will say it out loud.


Okra Picks


Highly Illogical BehaviorTeen and adult fans of All the Bright PlacesMe and Earl and the Dying Girl, and Everything, Everything will adore this quirky story of coming-of-age, coming out, friendship, love…and agoraphobia.

Sixteen-year-old Solomon is agoraphobic. He hasn’t left the house in three years, which is fine by him.

Ambitious Lisa desperately wants to get into the second-best psychology program for college (she’s being realistic). But how can she prove she deserves a spot there? 

Solomon is the answer.

Determined to “fix” Sol, Lisa thrusts herself into his life, introducing him to her charming boyfriend Clark and confiding her fears in him. Soon, all three teens are far closer than they thought they’d be, and when their facades fall down, their friendships threaten to collapse, as well.  

A hilarious and heartwarming coming-of-age perfect for readers of Matthew Quick and Rainbow Rowell, HIGHLY ILLOGICAL BEHAVIOR showcases the different ways in which we hide ourselves from the world—and the ways in which love, tragedy, and the need for connection may be the only things to bring us back into the light.

BUY FROM AN INDIE

 

A Note from John Corey Whaley

I remember my very first tour—when nobody knew who I was and you’d be hard-pressed to find my debut,Where Things Come Back, in most major bookstores. That tour happened because of independent bookstores, because booksellers like you took the time to read and share a weird little story from a teacher in Louisiana.  I was so honored in 2011 to be an Okra Pick for that novel and I’m just as honored now.  Not just because I’m a Southerner.  Or because it’s good press.  But because I know books are sacred to indie booksellers.  They don’t just sit on your shelves as strangers, waiting to be discovered, in most major bookstores. You discover them and you share them—carrying on a literary tradition that helps inform who we are and what we strive to be—freethinkers and independent minds.  I’ve seen it countless times now, an independent bookseller taking the time to help a reader find that perfect book.  This is no easy task.  But it’s how books like mine get into the hands of readers who may need them.  If you follow me on social media, you’ll notice that when I’m promoting one of my books, I include a link to Indiebound as a way to purchase. ‘Shop indie if you can,’ I always write.  But these aren’t empty gestures. Indie bookstores discovered me and, in turn, I got to discover how truly important they really are.

What I’m Reading Now

Drowning is Inevitable The Serpent King The Haters All-American Boys Honor Girl

Drowning is Inevitable by Shalanda Stanley
The Serpent King by Jeff Zentner
The Haters by Jesse Andrews
All-American Boys by Jason Reynolds and Brendan Kiely
Honor Girl by Maggie Thrash


Okra Picks


Lady Banks' Book Trailer Park


 

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The Pat Conroy Southern Book Prize:
The Short List


The 2016 Pat Conroy Southern Book Prize Finalists Announced

(Columbia, SC) – The votes are in! Southern indie booksellers have chosen the finalists for the Pat Conroy Southern Book Prize. Formerly known as the SIBA Book Award, the Pat Conroy Southern Book Prize features an expanded list of categories – adding Mystery, Thriller, Literary, and History & Life Stories to the traditional categories of Fiction, Nonfiction, Cooking, Children’s and Young Adult.

Finalists were chosen by southern independent booksellers from the long list ballot. The finalist titles will be sent to juried panels of booksellers, who will then decide on the winners in each category. Winners will be announced on July 4, “Independents Day.”


2016 Pat Conroy Southern Book Prize Finalists

Hamster Princess Serafina and the Black Cloak Yard War Seeds of Freedom
HAMSTER PRINCESS: OF MICE AND MAGIC | Ursula Vernon | Dial Books | 9780803739840
SERAFINA AND THE BLACK CLOAK | ROBERT BEATTY | DISNEY-HYPERION | 9781484709016
YARD WAR | Taylor Kitchings | Wendy Lamb Books | 9780553507539
SEEDS OF FREEDOM: THE PEACEFUL INTEGRATION OF HUNTSVILLE, ALABAMA | Hester Bass | Candlewick | 9780763669195

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Book & Author Gossip

An  Appalachian tragedy unfolds

Julia Franks is a crafty, sophisticated author. She attended Vassar and Columbia University, but she is not the looking-down kind. She grew up with strong connections to the knobbly Appalachian universe, a fabric she remakes as visionary homespun — an elegant cut, too. Her sympathies are clearly with the struggles of the hardscrabble mountain poor in the years between the advent of the New Deal and World War II.  9781938235214

Red Door Books & Art Opens in Saxapahaw, NC

The Red Door Books & Art opened earlier this month in the historic Sellers Building at 1616 Jordan Drive in Saxapahaw, N.C. The shop, owned by Glenn, Sandy and Orin Shepherd, carries a variety of new and used books, gift items as well as artwork, art prints, pottery and jewelry created by local artists. Once the back room and courtyard areas are complete, the Red Door will offer a range of programs and events. including art classes, live painting, local meeting space, local music, open mic, local comedy and more.

Alabama novelist Randy White Thornton dies

The rising Alabama novelist who went by the literary name of Randy Thornhorn wrote two books that many literary critics praised as among the best Southern gothic novels ever. In August 2015, both his novels made the top 20 in the list of the Oxford American's 100 "Best Southern Novels of All Time." His book "The Kestrel Waters," published in 2014, was ranked No. 17. "Wicked Temper," published in 2012, was ranked No. 19, ahead of Robert Penn Warren's "All the King's Men" at 20. 9780615967462

Two Pat Conroy biographies in the works

“I told Catherine,” he wrote on his blog, “that if she didn’t include the unexpurgated memories of my friends and enemies, ex-wives and girlfriends, hostile critics and others who have reason to renounce my career and life as a complete failure, her book would be worthless. ... I required her to tell the life story I wasn’t aware I lived or the one I was ashamed of living.”

John Corey Whaley's Highly Illogical Behavior

At a time when young adult literature is actively picking away at the stigma of mental illness, Whaley carves off a healthy chunk with style, sensitivity and humor. Solomon, for his part, is obsessed with "Star Trek: The Next Generation," which has become the lens through which he views the world -- and, as he well knows, he has embarked not on a three-year mission, but on one that could last a lifetime, with endless spinoffs and reboots. Unfortunately for Solomon, the boundaries of his final frontier are the perimeter of his house, the holodeck he's constructed in his garage and may, just maybe, the neutral zone of his backyard.

Whaley's wishlist of top five superpowers

Flashlight Eyes. I just came up with this one right now but, really, it seems like a great superpower.   Want to stay up reading but your spouse doesn’t? Flashlight eyes. Need to read on an airplane when everyone else is sleeping? FLASHLIGHT EYES.

Billy Coffey on the appeal of unlikable characters

Perhaps it is owed to a fundamental flaw in my character or that behind me stretches a long line of desperate and damaged kin, but those are the people to whom I’ve always been drawn. In life, but upon the page especially. Many of my novels are populated by characters who mired in a precarious dance upon the thin line of good and evil, right and wrong. They wobble and skirt and fall forward and back. Just like most. Like me, if I’m honest. 9780718026820

Harrison Scott Key coming to Southern Lit Alliance

"It took many years before I realized I must have baffled him as much as he confused me," Key writes. "What must he have made of me, with my love of baking and books and bow ties? What a riddling abyss I must have seemed to him, when I announced that when I grew up, I desired very much to be a ventriloquist? Mom made sure I got a Bozo the Clown dummy that Christmas, and the only real trick I learned was to create a sense of shame and dread in my father. 9780062351500

Truman Capote's car to be restored

TRUMAN CAPOTE’S CAR DAMAGED IN SAG HARBOR, NY, ACCIDENT Truman Capote’s car is an ongoing symbol of friendship for a New York couple with whom he once spent substantial time. Some friendships have special status, lasting beyond a lifetime. Truman Capote, it seems, enjoyed such a friendship with Myron Clement and Joe Petrocik, a couple that was gifted his prized 1968 Ford Mustang Convertible after Capote’s death. On April 28, Myron Clement, today aged 93, drove the beautiful, cherry red convertible over a curb and through the front plate glass window of the Henry Lehr store in Sag Harbor. Mr. Hampton was taken to the hospital for precautionary evaluation. No onlookers were injured. The front end of the Mustang did sustain some damage, but will be restored to its former glory by the current owners, who considered Capote a close, personal friend

Worth the Wait

Redemption RoadFive years have gone by since his fourth novel, 2011’s “The Iron House,” was published, but “Redemption Road” proves the wait was worth it. While Hart’s previous mysteries were atmospheric tales enhanced by aspects of the Southern novel, “Redemption Road” is fueled by more of a thriller plot with acute attention to its well-sculpted characters. As the title implies, Hart’s novel is about redemption, but also about trust and betrayal, and those emotional roads that most of us never want to travel. 9780312380366

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Southern Indie Bestsellers

For the week ending May 22. Books on the Southern Indie Bestseller List that are southern in nature or have been recently recommended by southern indie booksellers.

- The Pat Conroy Southern Book Prize | Okra Pick! - A SIBA Okra Pick 
Printable versions: Hardcover | Paperback | Children.

HARDCOVER FICTION

1. Everybody's Fool
Richard Russo, Knopf, $27.95, 9780307270641
2. The Weekenders
Mary Kay Andrews, St. Martin's, $27.99, 9781250065940
3. The Fireman
Joe Hill, Morrow, $28.99, 9780062200631
4. The Nest
Cynthia D'Aprix Sweeney, Ecco, $26.99, 9780062414212
5. The Nightingale
Kristin Hannah, St. Martin's, $27.99, 9780312577223
6. All the Light We Cannot See
Anthony Doerr, Scribner, $27, 9781476746586
okra7. Redemption Road
John Hart, Thomas Dunne Books, $27.99, 9780312380366
8. The Last Mile
David Baldacci, Grand Central, $29, 9781455586455
9. LaRose
Louise Erdrich, Harper, $27.99, 9780062277022
10. Everyone Brave Is Forgiven
Chris Cleave, S&S, $26.99, 9781501124372
11. Zero K
Don DeLillo, Scribner, $27, 9781501135392
12. The Swans of Fifth Avenue
Melanie Benjamin, Delacorte, $28, 9780345528698
13. My Name Is Lucy Barton
Elizabeth Strout, Random House, $26, 9781400067695
14. The After Party
Anton DiSclafani, Riverhead, $26, 9781594633164
15. Lilac Girls
Martha Hall Kelly, Ballantine, $26, 9781101883075

HARDCOVER NONFICTION

1. The Rainbow Comes and Goes
Anderson Cooper, Gloria Vanderbilt, Harper, $27.99, 9780062454942
2. Seven Brief Lessons on Physics
Carlo Rovelli, Riverhead, $18, 9780399184413
3. The Gene: An Intimate History
Siddhartha Mukherjee, Scribner, $32, 9781476733500
4. When Breath Becomes Air
Paul Kalanithi, Random House, $25, 9780812988406
5. Valiant Ambition
Nathaniel Philbrick, Viking, $30, 9780525426783
okra6. Dimestore: A Writer's Life
Lee Smith, Algonquin, $24.95, 9781616205027
7. The Mathews Men: Seven Brothers and the War Against Hitler's U-Boats
William Geroux, Viking, $28, 9780525428152
8. Being Mortal
Atul Gawande, Metropolitan, $26, 9780805095159
9. Lab Girl
Hope Jahren, Knopf, $26.95, 9781101874936
10. Pit Bull: The Battle Over an American Icon
Bronwen Dickey, Knopf, $26.95, 9780307961761
11. The Abundance
Annie Dillard, Ecco, $25.99, 9780062432971
12. The Bridge Ladies: A Memoir
Betsy Lerner, Harper Wave, $25.99, 9780062354464
13. Shoe Dog
Phil Knight, Scribner, $29, 9781501135910
14. Between the World and Me
Ta-Nehisi Coates, Spiegel & Grau, $24, 9780812993547
15. Hold Still
Sally Mann, Little Brown, $32, 9780316247764

TRADE PAPERBACK FICTION

1. A Man Called Ove
Fredrik Backman, Washington Square Press, $16, 9781476738024
2. The Sympathizer
Viet Thanh Nguyen, Grove Press, $16, 9780802124944
3. My Brilliant Friend
Elena Ferrante, Europa Editions, $17, 9781609450786
4. A Spool of Blue Thread
Anne Tyler, Ballantine, $16, 9780553394399
5. Me Before You
Jojo Moyes, Penguin, $16, 9780143109464
6. The Little Paris Bookshop
Nina George, Broadway, $16, 9780553418798
7. My Grandmother Asked Me to Tell You She's Sorry
Fredrik Backman, Washington Square Press, $16, 9781501115073
8. A Little Life
Hanya Yanagihara, Anchor, $17, 9780804172707
siba book award finalist9. Go Set a Watchman
Harper Lee, Harper Perennial, $15.99, 9780062409867
10. In the Unlikely Event
Judy Blume, Vintage, $15.95, 9781101873984
11. Luckiest Girl Alive
Jessica Knoll, S&S, $15.99, 9781476789644
12. All the Single Ladies
Dorothea Benton Frank, Morrow, $15.99, 9780062132581
siba book award finalist13. My Sunshine Away
M.O. Walsh, Putnam, $16, 9780425278109
14. A Lowcountry Wedding
Mary Alice Monroe, Gallery, $16, 9781501125430
15. The Story of a New Name
Elena Ferrante, Europa Editions, $18, 9781609451349

TRADE PAPERBACK NONFICTION

1. The 10 Pillars of Wealth
Alex Becker, Brown Books, $12.99, 9781612549200
2. Dead Wake
Erik Larson, Broadway, $17, 9780307408877
3. The Wright Brothers
David McCullough, S&S, $17, 9781476728759
4. H Is for Hawk
Helen Macdonald, Grove Press, $16, 9780802124739
5. Alexander Hamilton
Ron Chernow, Penguin, $20, 9780143034759
6. The Boys in the Boat
Daniel James Brown, Penguin, $17, 9780143125471
7. Hold Still
Sally Mann, Back Bay, $18.99, 9780316247757
8. Barbarian Days
William Finnegan, Penguin, $17, 9780143109396
9. The Devil in the White City
Erik Larson, Vintage, $16, 9780375725609
10. We Should All Be Feminists
Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, Anchor, $7.95, 9781101911761
11. Just Mercy
Bryan Stevenson, Spiegel & Grau, $16, 9780812984965
12. You Are a Badass
Jen Sincero, Running Press, $16, 9780762447695
13. This Chair Rocks: A Manifiesto Against Ageism
Ashton Applewhite, Networked Books, $19.95, 9780996934701
14. Quiet
Susan Cain, Broadway, $16, 9780307352156
15. On the Move
Oliver Sacks, Vintage, $16.95, 9780804170932

MASS MARKET

1. A Game of Thrones
George R.R. Martin, Bantam, $9.99, 9780553593716
2. Me Before You
Jojo Moyes, Penguin, $9.99, 9780143130154
3. Lord of the Flies
William Golding, Perigee, $9.99, 9780399501487
4. Make Me
Lee Child, Dell, $9.99, 9780804178792
5. To Kill a Mockingbird
Harper Lee, Grand Central, $9.99, 9781455538966
6. A Clash of Kings
George R.R. Martin, Bantam, $9.99, 9780345535429
7. The Diary of a Young Girl
Anne Frank, Bantam, $7.99, 9780553577129
8. The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy
Douglas Adams, Del Rey, $7.99, 9780345391803
9. The Name of the Wind
Patrick Rothfuss, DAW, $8.99, 9780756404741
10. The Catcher in the Rye
J.D. Salinger, Little Brown, $8.99, 9780316769488

CHILDREN'S ILLUSTRATED

1. Oh, the Places You'll Go!
Dr. Seuss, Random House, $17.99, 9780679805274
2. Mother Bruce
Ryan T. Higgins, Disney/Hyperion, $17.99, 9781484730881
3. Goodnight Moon
Margaret Wise Brown, Clement Hurd (Illus.), Harper, $8.99, 9780694003617
4. Beach Baby
Kate Merritt, Workman, $5.95, 9780761187325
5. There Is a Tribe of Kids
Lane Smith, Roaring Brook Press, $18.99, 9781626720565
6. Our Great Big Backyard
Laura Bush, Jenna Bush Hager, Jaqueline Rogers (Illus.), Harper, $18.99, 9780062468352
7. Little Blue Truck
Alice Schertle, Jill McElmurry (Illus.), HMH Books for Young Readers, $6.99, 9780547248288
8. On the Night You Were Born
Nancy Tillman, Feiwel & Friends, $7.99, 9780312601553
9. The Book With No Pictures
B.J. Novak, Dial, $17.99, 9780803741713
10. The Day the Crayons Quit
Drew Daywalt, Oliver Jeffers (Illus.), Philomel, $17.99, 9780399255373

CHILDREN'S INTEREST

1. The Trials of Apollo: The Hidden Oracle
Rick Riordan, Hyperion, $19.99, 9781484732748
2. Raymie Nightingale
Kate DiCamillo, Candlewick, $16.99, 9780763681173
3. The BFG
Roald Dahl, Quentin Blake (Illus.), Puffin, $6.99, 9780142410387
4. The Giver
Lois Lowry, Harcourt, $9.99, 9780544340688
5. Looking for Alaska (Special 10th Anniversary Edition)
John Green, Dutton, $19.99, 9780525428022
6. Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard: The Sword of Summer
Rick Riordan, Hyperion, $19.99, 9781423160915
7. Three Times Lucky
Sheila Turnage, Puffin, $7.99, 9780142426050
8. Matilda
Roald Dahl, Quentin Blake (Illus.), Puffin, $7.99, 9780142410370
9. Wolf Hollow
Lauren Wolk, Dutton Books for Young Readers, $16.99, 9781101994825
10. Percy Jackson's Greek Gods
Rick Riordan, John Rocco (Illus.), Hyperion, $12.99, 9781484712375

CHILDREN'S FICTION SERIES TITLES

1. Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone
J.K.Rowling, Scholastic, $10.99, 9780590353427
2. The Thank You Book (Elephant & Piggie)
Mo Willems, Disney/Hyperion, $9.99, 9781423178286
3. The Crown (The Selection, Book 5)
Kiera Cass, HarperTeen, $19.99, 9780062392176
4. Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children
Ransom Riggs, Quirk, $10.99, 9781594746031
5. The Lightning Thief (Percy Jackson and the Olympians, Book 1)
Rick Riordan, Hyperion, $7.99, 9781423134947
6. A Court of Mist and Fury (A Court of Thorns and Roses, Book 2)
Sarah J. Maas, Bloomsbury U.S.A. Children's Books, $18.99, 9781619634466
7. Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets
J.K.Rowling, Scholastic, $10.99, 9780439064873
8. Legend
Marie Lu, Speak, $9.99, 9780142422076
9. The Scandal (Theodore Boone, #6)
John Grisham, Dutton Books for Young Readers, $17.99, 9780525426394
10. Diary of a Wimpy Kid
Jeff Kinney, Amulet, $13.95, 9780810993136

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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.

 


Events

Events at Southern Indie Bookstores

authors all around the south!

Book Club Night  (book club)
06/02/2016, 06:00 pm | Page & Palette | Fairhope, AL

YA AUTHOR Lynne Matson with Nil On Fire  (author appearance)
Lynne Matson | 06/02/2016, 07:00 pm | Inkwood Books | Tampa, FL

A Page from the Book Festival presents Andi Dorfman  (author appearance)
Andi Dorfman | 06/02/2016, 07:30 pm | A Cappella Books | Atlanta, GA

Paul Brandus Book Signing  (author appearance)
Paul Brandus | 06/02/2016, 07:00 pm | A Cappella Books | Atlanta, GA

Everybody's Fool by Richard Russo  (author appearance)
Richard Russo | 06/02/2016, 04:30 pm | Lemuria Books | Jackson, MS

Bill Haltom with MILK AND SUGAR  (author appearance)
Bill Haltom | 06/02/2016, 05:00 pm | Square Books | Oxford, MS

Grady Hendrix discusses his new novel My Best Friend's Exorcism  (author appearance)
Grady Hendrix | 06/02/2016, 07:00 pm | Flyleaf Books | Chapel Hill, NC

MARY KAY ANDREWS presents THE WEEKENDERS  (author appearance)
Mary Kay Andrews | 06/02/2016, 07:00 pm | Malaprop's Bookstore/Cafe | Asheville, NC

Author Event: Webb Hubbell - Game of Inches  (author appearance)
Webb Hubbell | 06/02/2016, 07:00 pm | Park Road Books | Charlotte, NC

Bronwen Dickey, Pit Bull: The Battle over an American Icon with John Lane, Coyote Settles in the South  (author appearance)
Bronwen Dickey | 06/02/2016, 07:00 pm | Regulator Bookshop | Durham, NC

Author event with Matthew Quick author of Every Exquisite Thing  (author appearance)
Matthew Quick | 06/02/2016, 06:30 pm | Parnassus Books | Nashville, TN

Danny Bernstein’s New Book on Southern National Parks  (author appearance)
Danny Bernstein | 06/03/2016, 06:30 pm | City Lights Bookstore | Sylva, NC

RANDY JOHNSON presents GRANDFATHER MOUNTAIN  (author appearance)
Randy Johnson | 06/03/2016, 03:00 pm | Malaprop's Bookstore/Cafe | Asheville, NC

Author Event: Rolonda Watts-Destiny Lingers  (author appearance)
Rolonda Watts | 06/03/2016, 07:00 pm | Park Road Books | Charlotte, NC

Bronwen Dickey & John Lane - Two Authors On Fate of Animals  (author appearance)
John Lane | 06/03/2016, 07:00 pm | Quail Ridge Books & Music | Raleigh, NC

Author event with Jolina Petersheim author of The Alliance  (author appearance)
Jolina Petersheim | 06/03/2016, 06:30 pm | Parnassus Books | Nashville, TN

Meet the Author: K Stone  (author appearance)
K Stone | 06/04/2016, 10:00 am | Page After Page Bookstore | Elizabeth City

YA Author Panel: Amy Reed, Megan Shepherd, Robin Constantine, and Amber Smith  (author appearance)
Robin Constantine | 06/04/2016, 06:15 pm | Avid Bookshop | Athens, GA

Randy Johnson’s History of Grandfather Mountain  (author appearance)
Randy Johnson | 06/04/2016, 03:00 pm | City Lights Bookstore | Sylva, NC

Ralph Hardy discusses his middle grade novel Argos: The Story of Odysseus as Told by His Loyal Dog  (author appearance)
Ralph Hardy | 06/04/2016, 02:00 pm | Flyleaf Books | Chapel Hill, NC

MATTHEW QUICK presents EVERY EXQUISITE THING  (author appearance)
Matthew Quick | 06/04/2016, 07:00 pm | Malaprop's Bookstore/Cafe | Asheville, NC

MATTHEW QUICK in conversation with ALLAN WOLF  (author appearance)
Matthew Quick | 06/04/2016, 07:00 pm | Malaprop's Bookstore/Cafe | Asheville, NC

Author Event: Jason Stoogenke - Swamp Soon  (author appearance)
Jason Stoogenke | 06/04/2016, 11:00 am | Park Road Books | Charlotte, NC

Book Signing: Katherine Clark - Expressions of Poetry in Season  (author appearance)
Katherine Clark | 06/04/2016, 02:00 pm | Park Road Books | Charlotte, NC

Author event with Rick Yancey author of The Last Star  (author appearance)
Rick Yancey | 06/04/2016, 02:00 pm | Parnassus Books | Nashville, TN

WWII YA Literature Panel  (author appearance)
CarolineTung Richmond | 06/04/2016, 03:00 pm | Hooray For Books | Alexandria, VA

Young Readers' Book Club: SUMMERLOST by Ally Condie  (book club)
06/05/2016, 06:15 pm | Avid Bookshop | Athens, GA

Debra Goldstein - Should Have Played Poker  (author appearance)
Debra Goldstein | 06/05/2016, 02:00 pm | Tall Tales Book Shop, Inc. | Atlanta, GA

Pamela Skjolsvik: Death Becomes Us  (author appearance)
Pamela Skjolsvik | 06/05/2016, 02:00 pm | Garden District Book Shop | New Orleans, LA

POETRIO  (other event)
06/05/2016, 03:00 pm | Malaprop's Bookstore/Cafe | Asheville, NC

POETRIO- Alice Osborn (Heroes Without Capes), Rebecca Morgan Frank (The Spokes of Venus), and Patrick Ryan Frank (The Opposite of People).  (author appearance)
Alice Osborn | 06/05/2016, 03:00 pm | Malaprop's Bookstore/Cafe | Asheville, NC

William Jackson Blackley/Pat Riviere-Seel/Scott Owens - Triple Poet Program  (author appearance)
Scott Owens | 06/05/2016, 02:00 pm | Quail Ridge Books & Music | Raleigh, NC

Brandon & the Books: Live Band  (other event)
06/05/2016, 02:00 pm | Joe's Place | Greenville, SC

Poetry Reading with Linda Parsons  (author appearance)
Linda Parsons | 06/05/2016, 02:00 pm | Union Avenue Books | Knoxville, TN

Graphic Novel Book Club: PAPER GIRLS by Brian K. Vaughan and Cliff Chiang  (book club)
06/06/2016, 06:15 pm | Avid Bookshop | Athens, GA

Mockingbird: A Portrait of Harper Lee, From Scout to Go Set a Watchman by Charles Shields  (author appearance)
Charles Shields | 06/06/2016, 05:00 pm | Lemuria Books | Jackson, MS

LGBTQ BOOK CLUB  (book club)
06/06/2016, 07:00 pm | Malaprop's Bookstore/Cafe | Asheville, NC

GRADY HENDRIX presents MY BEST FRIEND'S EXORCISM  (author appearance)
Grady Hendrix | 06/06/2016, 07:00 pm | Malaprop's Bookstore/Cafe | Asheville, NC

LGBTQ BOOK CLUB discusses PRELUDE TO BRUISE  (book club)
06/06/2016, 07:00 pm | Malaprop's Bookstore/Cafe | Asheville, NC

Author Event: Anton DiSclafani- The After Party  (author appearance)
Anton DiSclafani | 06/06/2016, 07:00 pm | Park Road Books | Charlotte, NC

Author event with Alan Furst author of A Hero of France  (author appearance)
Alan Furst | 06/06/2016, 06:30 pm | Parnassus Books | Nashville, TN

Howard T. Weir, III Native American History Talk: A Paradise of Blood - The Creek War of 1813-14  (author appearance)
Howard T. Weir | 06/06/2016, 06:30 pm | Fountain Bookstore | Richmond, VA

Susan Tucker: City of Remembering: A History of Genealogy in New Orleans  (author appearance)
Susan Tucker | 06/07/2016, 06:00 pm | Garden District Book Shop | New Orleans, LA

Lauren S. Cardon - FASHION AND FICTION: Self-Transformation in Twentieth-Century American Literature  (author appearance)
Lauren S. Cardon | 06/07/2016, 06:00 pm | Octavia Books | New Orleans, LA

Charles Shields with MOCKINGBIRD  (author appearance)
Charles Shields | 06/07/2016, 05:00 pm | Square Books | Oxford, MS

okraHarrison Scott Key discusses his memoir The World's Largest Man  (author appearance)
Harrison Scott Key | 06/07/2016, 07:00 pm | Flyleaf Books | Chapel Hill, NC

WILD BOOK CLUB discusses THE SUMMER BOOK  (book club)
06/07/2016, 07:00 pm | Malaprop's Bookstore/Cafe | Asheville, NC

CURRENT EVENTS BOOK CLUB discusses THE DEEP STATE  (book club)
06/07/2016, 07:00 pm | Malaprop's Bookstore/Cafe | Asheville, NC

WILD BOOK CLUB discusses THE SUMMER BOOK  (book club)
06/07/2016, 07:00 pm | Malaprop's Bookstore/Cafe | Asheville, NC

CURRENT EVENTS BOOK CLUB discusses THE DEEP STATE  (book club)
06/07/2016, 07:00 pm | Malaprop's Bookstore/Cafe | Asheville, NC

COLIN CAMPBELL presents FREE DAYS WITH GEORGE  (author appearance)
Colin Campbell | 06/07/2016, 07:00 pm | Malaprop's Bookstore/Cafe | Asheville, NC

Anton DiSclafani - The After Party  (author appearance)
Anton DiSclafani | 06/07/2016, 07:00 pm | Quail Ridge Books & Music | Raleigh, NC

Luncheon with Dorothea Benton Frank  (author appearance)
Dorothea Benton Frank | 06/07/2016, 12:00 pm | Books on Broad | Camden, SC

Book Signing with Donna Rhodes  (author appearance)
Donna Rhodes | 06/07/2016, 06:00 pm | Joe's Place | Greenville, SC

New York Times Bestselling author of Zita the Spacegirl Ben Hatke!!!!  (author appearance)
Ben Hatke | 06/07/2016, 04:30 pm | Fountain Bookstore | Richmond, VA

Rachel Renee Russell  (author appearance)
Rachel Renee Russell | 06/07/2016, 05:00 pm | Hooray For Books | Alexandria, VA

Book Club -- Epitaph: A Novel of the O.K. Corral  (book club)
06/08/2016, 06:00 pm | Copperfish Books, LLC | Punta Gorda, FL

John Hart: Redemption Road  (author appearance)
John Hart | 06/08/2016, 06:00 pm | Garden District Book Shop | New Orleans, LA

Garden District Book Shop Book Club reads The Sellout by Paul Beatty  (book club)
06/08/2016, 06:00 pm | Garden District Book Shop | New Orleans, LA

The Dogs Buried Over the Bridge: A Memoir in Dog Years by Rheta Grimsley Johnson  (author appearance)
Rheta Grimsley Johnson | 06/08/2016, 05:00 pm | Lemuria Books | Jackson, MS

Joy Callaway discusses her novel The Fifth Avenue Artists Society  (author appearance)
Joy Callaway | 06/08/2016, 07:00 pm | Flyleaf Books | Chapel Hill, NC

ANTON DISCLAFANI presents THE AFTER PARTY  (author appearance)
Anton DiSclafani | 06/08/2016, 07:00 pm | Malaprop's Bookstore/Cafe | Asheville, NC

Author event with Sarah Hays Coomer at The Family Wash  (author appearance)
Sarah Hays | 06/08/2016, 06:00 pm | Parnassus Books | Nashville, TN

Women's History/Music History Author Quincy Whitney Presents American Luthier: Carleen Hutchins  (author appearance)
Quincy Whitney | 06/08/2016, 06:30 pm | Fountain Bookstore | Richmond, VA

Sebastian Junger Book Signing  (author appearance)
Sebastian Junger | 06/09/2016, 07:00 pm | A Cappella Books | Atlanta, GA

BRUNCH IS THE NEW LUNCH!!! Join Us for the Dorothea Benton Frank, All Summer Long, Brunch Event  (author appearance)
Dorothea Benton Frank | 06/09/2016, 11:30 am | FoxTale Book Shoppe | Woodstock, GA

Brad Meltzer, The House of Secrets Thursday, June 9 (Offsite) at 7:00pm Performing Arts Theater at Elm Street Cultural Arts Village in Woodstock  (author appearance)
Brad Meltzer | 06/09/2016, 07:00 pm | FoxTale Book Shoppe | Woodstock, GA

Judge Edward Butler, Sr.: Galvez/Spain - Our Forgotten Ally in the American Revolutionary War: A Concise Summary Of Spanish Assistance  (author appearance)
Judge Edward Butler Sr. | 06/09/2016, 06:00 pm | Garden District Book Shop | New Orleans, LA

Flyleaf Second Thursday Poetry Reading and Open Mic featuring Sara Claytor and Jonathan Rice  (other event)
06/09/2016, 07:00 pm | Flyleaf Books | Chapel Hill, NC

JOY CALLAWAY presents THE FIFTH AVENUE ARTISTS SOCIETY  (author appearance)
Joy Callaway | 06/09/2016, 07:00 pm | Malaprop's Bookstore/Cafe | Asheville, NC

Author Event: Ella Miriam-Chasing Freedom  (author appearance)
Ella Miriam | 06/09/2016, 07:00 pm | Park Road Books | Charlotte, NC

Randy Johnson, Grandfather Mountain: The History and Guide to an Appalachian Icon  (author appearance)
Randy Johnson | 06/09/2016, 07:00 pm | Regulator Bookshop | Durham, NC

Richard Lyons- Un Poco Loco  (author appearance)
Richard Lyons | 06/09/2016, 05:30 pm | Burke's Book Store | Memphis, TN

Danny Bernstein  (author appearance)
Danny Bernstein | 06/09/2016, 06:00 pm | Union Avenue Books | Knoxville, TN

Colin Campbell Book Signing  (author appearance)
Colin Campbell | 06/10/2016, 06:00 pm | A Cappella Books | Atlanta, GA

Darren Grem with THE BLESSINGS OF BUSINESS  (author appearance)
Darren Grem | 06/10/2016, 05:00 pm | Square Books | Oxford, MS

NetWest Open Mic Night  (other event)
06/10/2016, 07:00 pm | City Lights Bookstore | Sylva, NC

YA Book Club discusses The Boy in the Black Suit by Jason Reynolds  (book club)
06/10/2016, 06:45 pm | Flyleaf Books | Chapel Hill, NC

T.D. JOHNSTON presents FRIDAY AFTERNOON AND OTHER STORIES  (author appearance)
T.D. Johnston | 06/10/2016, 07:00 pm | Malaprop's Bookstore/Cafe | Asheville, NC

Open Mic Night  (other event)
06/10/2016, 07:00 pm | Joe's Place | Greenville, SC

Nick Penniman - Nation on the Take  (author appearance)
Nick Penniman | 06/10/2016, 06:00 pm | Union Avenue Books | Knoxville, TN

Meet the Author: Shay Goodman  (author appearance)
Shay Goodman | 06/11/2016, 10:00 am | Page After Page Bookstore | Elizabeth City

Martha Hall Kelly, Lilac Girls  (author appearance)
Martha Hall Kelly | 06/11/2016, 01:00 pm | FoxTale Book Shoppe | Woodstock, GA

Pablo Khan - Head Hunter  (author appearance)
Pablo Khan | 06/11/2016, 06:00 pm | Tall Tales Book Shop, Inc. | Atlanta, GA

An Afternoon with Gwen Roland  (author appearance)
Gwen Roland | 06/11/2016, 02:00 pm | Cavalier House Books | Denham Springs, LA

Octavia Books Science Fiction Book Club - J  (book club)
06/11/2016, 10:30 am | Octavia Books | New Orleans, LA

Janet Joyner Poetry Reading  (author appearance)
Janet Joyner | 06/11/2016, 03:00 pm | City Lights Bookstore | Sylva, NC

Free Prompt Writing Class with Nancy Peacock  (writers group)
06/11/2016, 10:00 am | Flyleaf Books | Chapel Hill, NC

POETRY ON REQUEST  (other event)
06/11/2016, 03:30 pm | Malaprop's Bookstore/Cafe | Asheville, NC

MARNIE MULLER presents BORNING IN AND BORNING OUT  (author appearance)
Marnie Muller | 06/11/2016, 07:00 pm | Malaprop's Bookstore/Cafe | Asheville, NC

Author Event: John Cox-To Kill a People: Genocide in the Twentieth Century  (author appearance)
John Cox | 06/11/2016, 07:00 pm | Park Road Books | Charlotte, NC

Nicole Sarrocco - Ill-Mannered Ghosts  (author appearance)
Nicole Sarrocco | 06/11/2016, 05:00 pm | Quail Ridge Books & Music | Raleigh, NC

Ten-Minute Tarot  (other event)
06/11/2016, 06:00 pm | Joe's Place | Greenville, SC

Author event with Stephen King at the Ryman Auditorium  (author appearance)
Stephen King | 06/11/2016, 08:00 pm | Parnassus Books | Nashville, TN

T. John Hughes: Talk on Architecture and Preservation  (author appearance)
T. John Hughes | 06/11/2016, 06:30 pm | Fountain Bookstore | Richmond, VA

Ralph Hardy discusses his middle grade novel Argos: The Story of Odysseus as Told by His Loyal Dog  (author appearance)
Ralph Hardy | 06/11/2016, 02:00 pm | Hooray For Books | Alexandria, VA

TOM & POLLY DAVIS  (author appearance)
Tom Davis | 06/12/2016, 03:00 pm | Malaprop's Bookstore/Cafe | Asheville, NC

Author event with Shawn Johnson at Harding Academy  (author appearance)
Shawn Johnson | 06/12/2016, 02:00 pm | Parnassus Books | Nashville, TN

Mark Cooper Book Launch for Mapping Your Adventure at St. James’ Episcopal  (author appearance)
D. Mark Cooper | 06/12/2016, 11:30 am | Fountain Bookstore | Richmond, VA

Musician/Author David J: WHO KILLED MISTER MOONLIGHT? BAUHAUS, BLACK MAGICK, AND BENEDICTION  (author appearance)
David J | 06/13/2016, 06:30 pm | Avid Bookshop | Athens, GA

Sloane Crosley: The Clasp  (author appearance)
Sloane Crosley | 06/13/2016, 06:00 pm | Garden District Book Shop | New Orleans, LA

Whitney Terrell with THE GOOD LIEUTENANT  (author appearance)
Whitney Terrell | 06/13/2016, 05:00 pm | Square Books | Oxford, MS

David Denby discusses his book Lit Up  (author appearance)
David Denby | 06/13/2016, 07:00 pm | Flyleaf Books | Chapel Hill, NC

MYSTERY BOOK CLUB discusses DEVIL IN A BLUE DRESS  (book club)
06/13/2016, 07:00 pm | Malaprop's Bookstore/Cafe | Asheville, NC

Morgan Guyton, How Jesus Saved the World from Us: 12 Antidotes to Toxic Christianity  (author appearance)
Morgan Guyton | 06/13/2016, 07:00 pm | Regulator Bookshop | Durham, NC

okraAuthor event with J.T. Ellison and Heather Graham at the Green Hills library  (author appearance)
J.T. Ellison | 06/13/2016, 06:30 pm | Parnassus Books | Nashville, TN

Parnassus Book Club - The Strangler Vine  (book club)
06/13/2016, 06:30 pm | Parnassus Books | Nashville, TN

Saru Jayaraman Book Signing  (author appearance)
Saru Jayaraman | 06/14/2016, 07:00 pm | A Cappella Books | Atlanta, GA

Mary Kay Andrews, The Weekenders  (author appearance)
Mary Kay Andrews | 06/14/2016, 06:30 pm | FoxTale Book Shoppe | Woodstock, GA

Patrick J. Maney - BILL CLINTON: New Gilded Age President  (author appearance)
Patrick J. | 06/14/2016, 06:00 pm | Octavia Books | New Orleans, LA

Deeper Currents: The Sacraments of Hunting and Fishing by Donald C. Jackson  (author appearance)
Donald C. | 06/14/2016, 05:00 pm | Lemuria Books | Jackson, MS

Katie Rose Guest Pryal launches her new novel, Chasing Chaos  (author appearance)
Katie Rose Guest Pryal | 06/14/2016, 07:00 pm | Flyleaf Books | Chapel Hill, NC

DAWN TRIPP presents GEORGIA  (author appearance)
Dawn Tripp | 06/14/2016, 07:00 pm | Malaprop's Bookstore/Cafe | Asheville, NC

Mike King Book Signing  (author appearance)
Mike King | 06/15/2016, 07:00 pm | A Cappella Books | Atlanta, GA

Jeffrey & Carole Boston Weatherford You Can Fly: The Tuskegee Airmen  (author appearance)
Jeffrey and Carole Boston Weatherford | 06/15/2016, 07:00 pm | Regulator Bookshop | Durham, NC

Harper Lee Theme Dinner with The Author of Mockingbird, Charles Shields at Camden’s Dogtown Market  (author appearance)
Charles Shields | 06/15/2016, 06:30 pm | Fountain Bookstore | Richmond, VA

Glen Weldon  (author appearance)
Glen Weldon | 06/15/2016, 07:00 pm | Hooray For Books | Alexandria, VA

Inkwood Adult Book Club  (book club)
06/16/2016, 07:00 pm | Inkwood Books | Tampa, FL

Meet Author Alison Umminger: AMERICAN GIRLS  (author appearance)
Alison Umminger | 06/16/2016, 06:30 pm | Avid Bookshop | Athens, GA

Erin M. Greenwald - MARC-ANTOINE CAILLOT AND THE COMPANY OF THE INDIES IN LOUISIANA TRADE IN THE FRENCH ATLANTIC WORLD  (author appearance)
06/16/2016, 06:00 pm | Octavia Books | New Orleans, LA

Sunset City by Melissa Ginsburg  (author appearance)
Melissa Ginsburg | 06/16/2016, 05:00 pm | Lemuria Books | Jackson, MS

Coffee with the Poet Featuring Ray Whitaker  (author appearance)
Ray Whitaker | 06/16/2016, 10:30 am | City Lights Bookstore | Sylva, NC

Leigh Himes discusses her novel The One That Got Away  (author appearance)
Leigh Himes | 06/16/2016, 07:00 pm | Flyleaf Books | Chapel Hill, NC

ROBERT BURKE WARREN presents PERFECTLY BROKEN  (author appearance)
Robert Burke | 06/16/2016, 07:00 pm | Malaprop's Bookstore/Cafe | Asheville, NC

Stephen Jurovics -Hospitable Planet: Faith, Action, and Climate Change  (author appearance)
Stephen Jurovics | 06/16/2016, 07:00 am | Regulator Bookshop | Durham, NC

Sit. Sip. Color.  (other event)
06/16/2016, 07:00 pm | Joe's Place | Greenville, SC

Eddie Huang Book Signing  (author appearance)
Eddie Huang | 06/17/2016, 07:00 pm | A Cappella Books | Atlanta, GA

Meet Author Sally Kilpatrick  (author appearance)
Sally Kilpatrick | 06/17/2016, 06:30 pm | Avid Bookshop | Athens, GA

Brandon Dean Lamson with STARSHIP TAHITI  (author appearance)
Brandon Dean | 06/17/2016, 05:00 pm | Square Books | Oxford, MS

Singer/Songwriter Al Watson  (other event)
06/17/2016, 06:30 pm | Joe's Place | Greenville, SC

Author event with Robert Burke Warren author of Perfectly Broken  (author appearance)
Robert Burke | 06/17/2016, 06:30 pm | Parnassus Books | Nashville, TN

Have Lunch with Elin Hilderbrand!   (author appearance)
Elin Hilderbrand | 06/17/2016, 12:30 pm | Fountain Bookstore | Richmond, VA

Octavia Books Book Club - RUBY  (book club)
06/18/2016, 12:00 pm | Octavia Books | New Orleans, LA

Dispatches from Pluto by Richard Grant  (author appearance)
Richard Grant | 06/18/2016, 11:00 am | Lemuria Books | Jackson, MS

Matthew Tooni Performance  (other event)
06/18/2016, 01:00 pm | City Lights Bookstore | Sylva, NC

TERRY ROBERTS presents THAT BRIGHT LAND  (author appearance)
Terry Roberts | 06/18/2016, 07:00 pm | Malaprop's Bookstore/Cafe | Asheville, NC

Author Event: Stacy McAnulty-Excellent ED  (author appearance)
Stacy McAnulty | 06/18/2016, 11:00 am | Park Road Books | Charlotte, NC

Book Signing with Jamie Mason  (author appearance)
Jamie Mason | 06/18/2016, 02:00 am | Joe's Place | Greenville, SC

Robert Burke Warren Book Signing  (author appearance)
Robert Burke | 06/19/2016, 06:00 pm | A Cappella Books | Atlanta, GA

Paperback Fiction Book Club: IN BETWEEN DAYS by Andrew Porter  (book club)
06/19/2016, 06:15 pm | Avid Bookshop | Athens, GA

WRITERS AT HOME  (other event)
06/19/2016, 03:00 pm | Malaprop's Bookstore/Cafe | Asheville, NC

Singer/Songwriter Michael Buffalo Smith  (other event)
06/19/2016, 02:00 pm | Joe's Place | Greenville, SC

Joseph Beck Book Signing  (author appearance)
Joseph Beck | 06/20/2016, 07:00 pm | A Cappella Books | Atlanta, GA

Social Justice Book Club: BLACK GIRL DANGEROUS by Mia McKenzie  (book club)
06/20/2016, 06:15 pm | Avid Bookshop | Athens, GA

WRITERS COFFEEHOUSE  (writers group)
06/20/2016, 07:00 pm | Malaprop's Bookstore/Cafe | Asheville, NC

Author event with Gary McDowell  (author appearance)
Gary McDowell | 06/20/2016, 06:30 pm | Parnassus Books | Nashville, TN

okraBrian Panowich Book Signing  (author appearance)
Brian Panowich | 06/21/2016, 06:00 am | A Cappella Books | Atlanta, GA

Anton DiSclafani, The After Party luncheon  (author appearance)
Anton DiSclafani | 06/21/2016, 12:30 pm | FoxTale Book Shoppe | Woodstock, GA

Wendy Wax, Sunshine Beach  (author appearance)
Wendy Wax | 06/21/2016, 06:30 pm | FoxTale Book Shoppe | Woodstock, GA

Rebecca Makkai and Matthew Neill Null discuss their new story collections  (author appearance)
Rebecca Makkai | 06/21/2016, 07:00 pm | Flyleaf Books | Chapel Hill, NC

STEPHEN CRIMI presents KATABATIC WIND  (author appearance)
Stephen Crimi | 06/21/2016 | Malaprop's Bookstore/Cafe | Asheville, NC

John Bassett - Making It In America  (author appearance)
John Bassett | 06/21/2016, 07:00 pm | Quail Ridge Books & Music | Raleigh, NC

Books & Beyond: Book Club  (book club)
Bryan Robinson | 06/21/2016, 06:30 pm | Joe's Place | Greenville, SC

Marta McDowell, All The Presidents’ Gardens  (author appearance)
Marta McDowell | 06/22/2016, 12:30 pm | FoxTale Book Shoppe | Woodstock, GA

WILLIAM DUNLAP presents SHORT, MEAN FICTION  (author appearance)
Willam Dunlap | 06/22/2016, 07:00 pm | Malaprop's Bookstore/Cafe | Asheville, NC

Author Event: Terry Roberts-Bright Land  (author appearance)
Terry Roberts | 06/23/2016, 07:00 pm | Park Road Books | Charlotte, NC

William Page - In This Maybe Best of All Possible Worlds  (author appearance)
William Page | 06/23/2016, 05:30 pm | Burke's Book Store | Memphis, TN

Author event with Cynthia D'Aprix Sweeney author of The Nest  (author appearance)
Cynthia D'Aprix | 06/23/2016, 06:30 pm | Parnassus Books | Nashville, TN

okraKATE DiCAMILLO with RAYMIE NIGHTINGALE  (author appearance)
Kate DiCamillo | 06/24/2016, 06:00 pm | Inkwood Books | Tampa, FL

Carrie Highley  (author appearance)
Carrie Highley | 06/24/2016, 07:00 pm | Malaprop's Bookstore/Cafe | Asheville, NC

Cara Black - Murder on the Quai  (author appearance)
Cara Black | 06/24/2016, 07:00 pm | Quail Ridge Books & Music | Raleigh, NC

Author event with Brad Thor author of Foreign Agent  (author appearance)
Brad Thor | 06/24/2016, 06:30 pm | Parnassus Books | Nashville, TN

An Evening with MIchael Connelly and Mark Billingham  (author appearance)
Mark Billingham | 06/25/2016, 05:00 pm | Inkwood Books | Tampa, FL

Susan Branch, Martha’s Vineyard, Isle of Dreams  (author appearance)
Susan Branch | 06/25/2016, 01:00 pm | FoxTale Book Shoppe | Woodstock, GA

Waldo 5K  (other event)
06/25/2016, 08:00 am | Horton's Books & Gifts | Carrollton, GA

okraJulia Franks Reading and Book Signing  (author appearance)
Julia Franks | 06/25/2016, 06:30 pm | City Lights Bookstore | Sylva, NC

Day of Signings  (author appearance)
Leslie Boyd | 06/25/2016, 10:00 pm | Malaprop's Bookstore/Cafe | Asheville, NC

ORISON BOOKS LAUNCH  (author appearance)
Jordan Rice | 06/25/2016, 07:00 pm | Malaprop's Bookstore/Cafe | Asheville, NC

Author Event: Troy Brown-Lois and the Red Balloon  (author appearance)
Troy Brown | 06/25/2016, 11:00 am | Park Road Books | Charlotte, NC

Author Event: Kyle Milligan-Hang-Ups and Hangovers  (author appearance)
Kyle Milligan | 06/25/2016, 02:00 pm | Park Road Books | Charlotte, NC

Author event with Jeffery Hess author of Beachhead  (author appearance)
Jeffery Hess | 06/25/2016, 02:00 pm | Parnassus Books | Nashville, TN

New & Notable Book Club: THE QUEEN OF THE NIGHT by Alexander Chee  (book club)
06/26/2016, 06:15 pm | Avid Bookshop | Athens, GA

Patrick Hemstreet: The God Wave  (author appearance)
Patrick Hemstreet | 06/26/2016, 02:00 pm | Garden District Book Shop | New Orleans, LA

JAY SILTZER presents THE BOOK OF MALACHI  (author appearance)
Jay Siltzer | 06/26/2016, 03:00 pm | Malaprop's Bookstore/Cafe | Asheville, NC

Author event with Debora H. Goldstein and Jaden Terrell  (author appearance)
Debora H. | 06/26/2016, 02:00 pm | Parnassus Books | Nashville, TN

Debut Mystery Novelist Heather Weidner Launch Party for Secret Lives and Private Eyes at Uptown Alley  (author appearance)
Heather Weidner | 06/26/2016, 02:00 pm | Fountain Bookstore | Richmond, VA

Author Wendy Wax  (author appearance)
Wendy Wax | 06/27/2016, 06:00 pm | Copperfish Books, LLC | Punta Gorda, FL

SUSAN BRANCH presents MARTHA'S VINEYARD ISLE OF DREAMS  (author appearance)
Susan Branch | 06/27/2016, 07:00 pm | Malaprop's Bookstore/Cafe | Asheville, NC

Author event with Martha Hall Kelly author of Lilac Girls  (author appearance)
Martha Hall Kelly | 06/27/2016, 06:30 pm | Parnassus Books | Nashville, TN

SHORTS Book Club -- Amsterdam  (book club)
06/28/2016, 06:00 pm | Copperfish Books, LLC | Punta Gorda, FL

Bethanne Patrick - THE BOOKS THAT CHANGED MY LIFE  (author appearance)
Bethanne Patrick | 06/28/2016, 06:00 pm | Octavia Books | New Orleans, LA

Duke Young Writers' Camp, Readings at The Regulator  (writers group)
06/28/2016, 07:00 pm | Regulator Bookshop | Durham, NC

We Welcome Back Timber Hawkeye, Author of Buddhist Boot Camp and Faithfully Religionless  (author appearance)
Timber Hawkeye | 06/28/2016, 06:30 pm | Fountain Bookstore | Richmond, VA

okraAuthor Event: Julia Franks-Over the Plain Houses  (author appearance)
Julia Franks | 06/29/2016, 07:00 pm | Park Road Books | Charlotte, NC

Timber Hawkeye - Faithfully Religionless  (author appearance)
Timber Hawkeye | 06/29/2016, 07:00 pm | Quail Ridge Books & Music | Raleigh, NC

Jason Morgan Ward- Hanging Bridge  (author appearance)
Jason Morgan Ward | 06/29/2016, 07:00 pm | Regulator Bookshop | Durham, NC

Author event with Pete Catalano author of Artifacts  (author appearance)
Pete Catalano | 06/29/2016, 06:30 pm | Parnassus Books | Nashville, TN

A Page from the Book Festival presents Emily Giffin  (author appearance)
Emily Giffin | 06/30/2016, 07:30 pm | A Cappella Books | Atlanta, GA

Timber Hawkeye discusses his memoir Faithfully Religionless  (author appearance)
Timber Hawkeye | 06/30/2016, 07:00 pm | Flyleaf Books | Chapel Hill, NC

Author event with Shelly Peiken author of Confessions of a Serial Songwriter  (author appearance)
Shelly Peiken | 06/30/2016, 06:30 pm | Parnassus Books | Nashville, TN

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