{On the things your mother-in-law used to say.}

In which a Walker Percy festival is planned and some academics put up a fuss, reading from the King James Bible gives one’s speech a musical quality, a bookstore promises they have almost every kind of book, and Mr. Ron Charles has trouble pronouncing a word.

June 24, 2013



Dearest readers,

When Mr. Ron Charles of the Washington Post recently reviewed the debut novel from Anton DiSclafani (such a nice Italian name for a Southern girl), the much-buzzed and praised The Yonahlossee Riding Camp for Girls, he admitted to having some trouble…not with the writing style. With the title. Which he was having trouble pronouncing.

It took her ladyship somewhat by surprise. Literary names come to this country from a around the globe and her ladyship freely admits to stumbling over more than a few author names in her long career as a bookseller. To this day she is still apt to mispronounce “Coetzee” (here is a handy guide to help with that).

But it had not occurred to her that “Yonahlossee” would be difficult. It is a Cherokee word that means “Trail of the Bear” according to the website of the original resort and camp. This country is strewn with Native American names--opaque, perhaps, to those of us who don’t speak these nearly lost languages, but pronounceable and even musical, as they are always spelled out phonetically.  Just a casual perusal of the map near her own house revealed a waterfall of such names: Ocracoke, Hattaras, Pamlico, Roanoke, Currituck, Manteo…. move further west and there Catawba, Cullowhee, Saxapahaw, Swannanoa, Watauga….

Really, a word like “Yonahlossee” doesn’t give one a moment’s pause. But then, this is the land that reveres Mr. William Faulkner. As one reader commented to her ladyship, “we got through Yoknapatawpha, we can do this.”

Happy reading!


her ladyship, the editor


Lady Banks' Commonplace Book


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

Heart of PalmMarch 1964

Most people never understood why Arla went and married a Bravo. The world genuflected before her. She was beautiful, then: skin like white linen, blue-blooded and hot tempered, stood a full six feet tall in her pink Capezio flats. She could have had so much more. Leon Fontaine, that sweet young man, perfectly lovesick over her and set up so nice like he was in his father’s law practice. He bought her a diamond ring; she thanked him and had it made into a pendant. Donny Pellivier, who took her to the senior prom, got to second base, and then went off to seminary at Our Lady of Perpetual Help in Savannah. He wasn’t there even a week when he nearly went crazy  with longing for her. He embarked on an aggressive and frantic spiritual reckoning, reevaluated the munificent bodily benefits of  lay service, then hitchhiked back home to be with Arla, who wouldn’t have him.
When she told her parents, Mr. and Mrs. James Bolton of St. Augustines Davis Shores, that she intended to marry Dean Bravo, her mother put her hands to her face, and her father went for the Scotch.

--Laura Lee Smith, Heart of Palm (Grove, 2013) 9780802121028

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Lady Banks' Receipt Book


The books lying open on her ladyship's kitchen counter.

Seasoned in the SouthBill Smith's White Peach and Pepper Soup

2.5 pounds white peaches
1/4 cup sugar
1 cup inexpensive medium sweet white wine
1/2 teaspoon dried red pepper flakes
2 teaspoons whole black peppercorns, tied up in cheese cloth or in a tea ball
2 bay leaves
1 cup half-and-half
chopped fresh mint for garnish

Peel and slice the peaches and toss with the sugar. Let sit for 30 minutes then pour them in a nonreactive pot with the wine and the seasonings. Bring them to a simmer until they are just heated through, about 2 minutes. If you go too far they will turn a dull brown and taste like jelly. Fish out the bay leaves and the peppercorns and puree the soup. Add half-and-half. Serve very cold with a garnish of chopped fresh mint. If the soup seems too thick, thin with a little more half-and-half.

--From Seasoned in the South, Recipes from Crook's Corner and from Home (Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill, 2005) 9781565124790

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Lady Banks' Housekeeping Book


Country wisdom from practical people.

Some uses for discarded eggshells:

  • Put shells from hardboiled eggs in your coffee grounds before  brewing, they will cut the bitter taste and acidity of cheap tinned coffee.
  • To clean your teapot, put crushed eggshells, dish soap and hot water in your tea pot and shake vigorously. Leave over night and then rinse it out.
  • You can make sidewalk chalk from eggshells: Wash and dry 4-5 egg shells, place in a bowl and crush to fine powder. Discard any larger pieces. In a second bowl, add 1 teaspoon flour, 1 teaspoon hot water, and 1 tablespoon of the eggshell powder. Mix into a paste (you can add food coloring for colored chalk). Shape into a chalk stick, roll in a paper towel and let dry for several days.

- Secrets of the Universe

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Book Gossip

Literary News & Gossip passed along from the readers, the writers, the reviewers, the resellers, the riff raff, and dutifully repeated here by her ladyship (who falls into the last category).

And the Earth Did Not Devour HimTexas-born Tomás Rivera’s coming-of-age story of a Mexican boy’s life in a migrant family in the 1940s and 1950s, with its themes of family life and tensions, is apparently too much for the parents of a Clarke County seventh-grader and they want the book banned. They demanded that the Clarke County Board of Education overturn Superintendent Philip Lanoue’s decision not to remove the award-winning book from an Athens, Georgia school. Banned in Athens 9780613179591

 

 

Yonahlossee Riding Camp for GirlsSpoiler alert: Mr. Rochester is keeping a horrible secret from Jane Eyre, and the longer he delays telling her what it is, the more horrible his secret had better be. After months of anguished sighing, we don’t want to find out that he cheated on his taxes or ripped the tag off his mattress. We want to be appalled.  That’s the challenge Anton DiSclafani sets up in her first novel: A dreadful secret keeps accruing our compound interest, but can the author pay off the debt of suspense when the bill comes due? Trust her — she can. Yonahlosse is no one-trick pony 9781594486401

The whole time I was working on my review of “The Yonahlossee Riding Camp for Girls,” I froze whenever anyone asked me what I was reading. Sometimes, I’d just hold up the book and let them try to pronounce the title themselves. Other times, I’d call it “That Riding Camp for Girls Book.” Can you spell that?

State of the HeartWhat makes the southerner’s attachment to place unique?  Perhaps the answer lies, as it so often does, in the history. Here, one finds an anomaly, a singular experience, lone in scope and scale, which could most definitely serve as a schism between the South and the nation as a whole; this being, of course, the South’s existence, ever so briefly and long ago, as a nation outside of that one which it helped to found. Writers favorite places 9781611172515

 

 

A Short Time to Stay HereThe winner of the 2012 Willie Morris Award for Southern Fiction has been announced as “A Short Time to Stay Here” by North Carolina novelist Terry Roberts, published by Ingalls Publishing Group.  The award is given annually for a novel set in the original states of the Confederacy that best reflects “hope for belonging, for belief in a people’s better nature, for steadfastness against all that is hollow or crass or rootless or destructive,” - Willie Morris Award  9781932158991

 

 

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Author Gossip

Meet Laura Lee Smith

I wanted to update readers who have expressed interest in the Walker Percy Weekend festival we have planned for Spring 2014, here in St. Francisville. Our local planning committee met last night, and we talked about the complaints we’ve received from a number of academics who want to participate, saying that our initial plan for the festival, in mid-May, was problematic. For many of them, it’s right in the final exam and graduation season. So, to accommodate them, we’ve moved the date to June 6 and 7, 2014. Walker Percy Weekend update

Tamassee-Salem High School has joined the Upstate Heritage Quilt Trail with two quilt blocks…. The 1981 Class of Tamassee-Salem High School is sponsoring a second addition to the school. This quilt block is in honor of their former English teacher, Ron Rash, well-known local writer.  The original quilt, called Crossroads, was made by Mr. Rash’s mother, Sue Holder Rash of Boiling Springs, N.C. Quilting in honor of Ron Rash

In the Garden of StoneOf all the Southern authors I have ever read that weren't named Margaret Mitchell or Mark Twain, Pat Conroy is my very favorite. It almost makes me cry to read his prose. He can describe a salt marsh in such a way that I can taste raw oysters in the back of my throat, and he understands the pathos of growing up in the integrated South and living as a man in that same South just as the wounds that came with segregation were beginning to scab over. Reconnecting with my Southerness

I am awfully fond of my mother-in-law’s sayings. She was a great reader, but the only book she had available to her when she was a child growing up in Bluefield, Virginia, was the Bible, so her everyday speech had the cadence of the King James Bible, and her voice had a quiet musicality to it.  Listening to her talk was almost like listening to someone read a psalm. Susan Tekulve 9781891885211


STARSSTARS Authors on tour:

What 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.

Authors traveling right now:















See the full list online here and find the authors touring in your area here

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Bookstore Gossip

Where’s Waldo? In Raleigh, of course! The famous children’s book character in the striped shirt and black-rimmed specs is visiting once again visiting Shop Local Raleigh businesses throughout our community this July.  Those who spot him can win prizes, gift certificates to local businesses and more! Waldo figurines will be hidden in local establishments all over town. - Where’s Waldo at Quail Ridge Books?

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Lady Banks' {Book} Trailer Park:
Bookstore Tour of A Reader's Corner Bookstore, Louisville, KY


A Reader's Corner Bookstore

A Reader's Corner Bookstore carries almost every category of book!

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Read This! Okra Picks and Recommendations from Alabama Booksmith in Birmingham, AL


Okra Picks

A Place at the TableA Place at the Table by Susan Rebecca White
Touchstone Books, June 2013 9781451608878

Celebrating the healing power of food and the magic of New York City, A Place at the Table follows the lives of three seekers who come together in the understanding that when you embrace the thing that makes you different, you become whole. A Place at the Table tells the story of three unforgettable characters whose paths converge in a storied Manhattan cafe Bobby, a young gay man from Georgia who has been ostracized by his family; Amelia, a wealthy Connecticut woman whose life is upended when a family secret comes to light; and Alice, an African-American chef from North Carolina whose heritage is the basis of a renowned cookbook but whose past is a mystery to those who know her. These characters are exiles--from homeland, from marriage, from family. While they all find companionship and careers through cooking, they hunger for the deeper nourishment of communion. As the narrative sweeps from a freed-slave settlement in 1920s North Carolina to Manhattan during the deadly AIDS epidemic of the 1980s to the well-heeled hamlet of contemporary Old Greenwich, Connecticut, Bobby, Amelia, and Alice are asked to sacrifice everything they ever knew or cared about to find authenticity and fulfillment.

Susan Rebecca White's first two novels were hailed for the beauty of her writing, her wit, her compassion for her characters, and her sharp insights into their inner lives. A Place at the Table announces the maturity of her talents and reveals her wise and open heart.


Recommended Reading from The July Indie Next List

The Illusion of SeparatenessThe Illusion of Separateness: A Novel, by Simon Van Booy
(Harper, 9780062112248, $23.99)
“Van Booy’s newest novel simply reminded me about what it means to take joy in reading. The story, spanning a number of decades, delicately intertwines the lives of several characters who, at a glance, seem like strangers but are, in fact, making an unforgettable impact on each other’s lives. This book sinks its teeth into the hell of war, the pain and unspeakable joy of loving another human being, and what it means to grow up and grow older. With the introduction of each new character, pieces of the story begin to fall into place, building on a truth that Van Booy clings to — that there are no coincidences and the experiences we share with others are vital in shaping who we are as individuals. I could not put this book down!” —Hannah Hester, Lemuria Bookstore, Jackson, MS

LexiconLexicon: A Novel, by Max Barry
(Penguin Press, 9781594205385, $26.95)
“Barry’s newest novel manages to be a gripping, page-turning thriller as well as a phenomenally intelligent dissertation on language’s raw, neurological power. Barry manages to maintain a blistering pace in an ingenious, complex plot structure with seeming ease, while at the same time exploring conspiracy theories, intense paranoia, privacy concerns in the Internet era, and countless other frightening ideas for the reader to ponder long after the book is finished. Lexicon is simultaneously brainy and muscular, like a Heisman Trophy winner who just happens to work as a semiotics professor on the side.” —Hank Stephenson, Flyleaf Books, Chapel Hill, NC

Whistling Past the GraveyardWhistling Past the Graveyard: A Novel, by Susan Crandall
(Gallery Books, 9781476707723, $24.99)
“Fall in love with spunky Starla Claudelle, who runs away from a strict grandmother in 1963 Mississippi to find the mother she hasn’t seen since she was three. As she journeys with a black woman named Eula, Starla has her eyes opened to larger issues of race and segregation. This wonderful novel will be devoured by book clubs and will cause every parent who finishes it to immediately want to find and hug their children.” —Jill Hendrix, Fiction Addiction, Greenville, SC

 

Amy FallsAmy Falls Down: A Novel, by Jincy Willett
(St. Martin’s, 9781250028273, $24.99)
“A once-famed writer considered the voice of her generation 30 years ago, Amy now teaches creative writing online and lives a hermit’s life. One day, she falls down in her yard and receives a concussion, and afterward gives a most peculiar and stirring interview, none of which she remembers. While seemingly inconsequential, the interview restarts her career, and within a year Amy is once again the voice of writers everywhere. Amy Falls Down is a wonderful exploration of the business of writing in our modern era.” —Meaghan Beasley, Island Bookstore, Duck, NC

Imperfect HarmonyImperfect Harmony: Finding Happiness Singing With Others, by Stacy Horn
(Algonquin Books, 9781616200411, paper, $15.95)
“Listening to choral music has always been moving for me, but I never realized the profound emotions felt by the chorus members. In this delightful, charmingly self-effacing memoir, Horn explains how singing with the Choral Society of New York’s Grace Church has been life-affirming, and even life-saving. Drawing on the reflections of other singers, composers of choral music, and scientific evidence, as well as her own experience, Horn beautifully puts into words the joy of singing in harmony with others. Any lover of choral music will love this book!” —Samantha Flynn, Quail Ridge Books & Music, Raleigh, NC

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Southern Indie Bestsellers

For the week ending June 16, 2013

STARS - 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. And the Mountains Echoed
Khaled Hosseini, Riverhead, $28.95, 9781594631764
2. Inferno
Dan Brown, Doubleday, $29.95, 9780385537858
3. Bad Monkey
Carl Hiaasen, Knopf, $26.95, 9780307272591
okra4. The Yonahlossee Riding Camp for Girls
Anton DiSclafani, Riverhead, $27.95, 9781594486401

5. The Silver Star
Jeannette Walls, Scribner, $26, 9781451661507
6. The Last Original Wife
Dorothea Benton Frank, Morrow, $26.99, 9780062132468
7. Gone Girl
Gillian Flynn, Crown, $25, 9780307588364
8. TransAtlantic
Colum McCann, Random House, $27, 9781400069590
9. The Son
Philipp Meyer, Ecco Press, $27.99, 9780062120397
10. Ladies' Night
Mary Kay Andrews, St. Martin's, $26.99, 9781250019677
okra11. Z
Therese Anne Fowler, St. Martin's, $25.99, 9781250028655

12. A Delicate Truth
John le Carre, Viking, $28.95, 9780670014897
okra13. The Time Between
Karen White, NAL, $25.95, 9780451239860

14. Revenge Wears Prada
Lauren Weisberger, S&S, $25.99, 9781439136638
15. A Dance With Dragons
George R.R. Martin, Bantam, $35, 9780553801477

HARDCOVER NONFICTION

1. Let's Explore Diabetes With Owls
David Sedaris, Little Brown, $27, 9780316154697
2. The Guns at Last Light
Rick Atkinson, Holt, $40, 9780805062908
3. Happy, Happy, Happy
Phil Robertson, Howard Books, $24.99, 9781476726090
4. The Unwinding
George Packer, FSG, $27, 9780374102418
5. The Boys in the Boat
Daniel James Brown, Viking, $28.95, 9780670025817
6. Keep It Pithy
Bill O'Reilly, Crown Archetype, $21.99, 9780385346627
7. Vader's Little Princess
Jeffrey Brown, Chronicle, $14.95, 9781452118697
8. Eleven Rings
Phil Jackson, Hugh Delehanty, Penguin Press, $27.95, 9781594205118
9. I Could Pee on This
Francesco Marciuliano, Chronicle, $12.95, 9781452110585
10. Lean In
Sheryl Sandberg, Knopf, $24.95, 9780385349949
11. Cooked
Michael Pollan, Penguin Press, $27.95, 9781594204210
12. The Girls of Atomic City
Denise Kiernan, Touchstone, $27, 9781451617528
13. Unbroken
Laura Hillenbrand, Random House, $28, 9781400064168
14. The Drunken Botanist
Amy Stewart, Algonquin, $19.95, 9781616200466
15. Help, Thanks, Wow
Anne Lamott, Riverhead, $17.95, 9781594631290

 

TRADE PAPERBACK FICTION


1. Joyland
Stephen King, Hard Case Crime, $12.95, 9781781162644
2. Flight Behavior
Barbara Kingsolver, Harper Perennial, $16.99, 9780062124272
3. The Great Gatsby
F.Scott Fitzgerald, Scribner, $15, 9781451689433
4. The Art Forger
B.A. Shapiro, Algonquin, $14.95, 9781616203160
5. Beautiful Ruins
Jess Walter, Harper Perennial, $15.99, 9780061928178
6. Where'd You Go, Bernadette
Maria Semple, Back Bay, $14.99, 9780316204262
7. The Chaperone
Laura Moriarty, Riverhead, $16, 9781594631436
8. The Light Between Oceans
M.L. Stedman, Scribner, $16, 9781451681758
9. City of Women
David R. Gillham, Berkley, $16, 9780425252963
10. World War Z
Max Brooks, Broadway, $14.95, 9780770437411
11. A Hologram for the King
Dave Eggers, Vintage, $15.95, 9780307947512
12. A Thousand Splendid Suns
Khaled Hosseini, Riverhead, $16, 9781594483851
13. The Orphan Master's Son
Adam Johnson, Random House, $15, 9780812982626
14. The Language of Flowers
Vanessa Diffenbaugh, Ballantine, $15, 9780345525550
15. Bring Up the Bodies
Hilary Mantel, Picador USA, $16, 9781250024176

TRADE PAPERBACK NONFICTION


1. Proof of Heaven
Eben Alexander, M.D., S&S, $15.99, 9781451695199
2. Quiet
Susan Cain, Broadway, $16, 9780307352156
3. Wild
Cheryl Strayed, Vintage, $15.95, 9780307476074
4. The End of Your Life Book Club
Will Schwalbe, Vintage, $15, 9780307739780
5. How to Read Literature Like a Professor
Thomas C. Foster, Harper, $15.99, 9780060009427
6. Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? (And Other Concerns)
Mindy Kaling, Three Rivers, $14, 9780307886279
7. Double Cross
Ben Macintyre, Broadway, $15, 9780307888778
8. Outliers
Malcolm Gladwell, Back Bay, $16.99, 9780316017930
9. Into the Wild
Jon Krakauer, Anchor, $14.95, 9780307387172
10. Lots of Candles, Plenty of Cake
Anna Quindlen, Random House, $15, 9780812981667
11. Let's Pretend This Never Happened
Jenny Lawson, Berkley, $16, 9780425261019
12. America the Beautiful
Ben Carson, Zondervan, $14.99, 9780310330912
13. How to Tell If Your Cat Is Plotting to Kill You
Matthew Inman, Andrews McMeel, $14.99, 9781449410247
14. All Over But the Shoutin'
Rick Bragg, Vintage, $15.95, 9780679774020
15. The Devil in the White City
Erik Larson, Vintage, $16, 9780375725609

MASS MARKET


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. 1984
George Orwell, Signet, $9.99, 9780451524935
4. To Kill a Mockingbird
Harper Lee, Warner, $7.99, 9780446310789
5. Lord of the Flies
William Golding, Berkley, $9.99, 9780399501487
6. A Storm of Swords
George R.R. Martin, Bantam, $9.99, 9780345543981
7. Ender's Game
Orson Scott Card, Tor, $6.99, 9780812550702
8. Animal Farm
George Orwell, Signet, $9.99, 9780451526342
9. A Feast for Crows
George R.R. Martin, Bantam, $9.99, 9780553582024
10. The Hobbit
J.R.R. Tolkien, Del Rey, $8.99, 9780345534835

CHILDREN'S ILLUSTRATED


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. Good Night, Gorilla
Peggy Rathmann, Putnam, $7.99, 9780399230035
4. Where the Wild Things Are
Maurice Sendak, Harper, $17.95, 9780060254926
5. When a Dad Says "I Love You"
Douglas Wood, Jennifer A. Bell (Illus.), S&S, $16.99, 9780689875328
6. Fancy Nancy: Fanciest Doll in the Universe
Jane O'Connor, Robin Preiss Glasser (Illus.), Harper, $17.99, 9780061703843
7. Steam Train, Dream Train
Sherri Duskey Rinker, Tom Lichtenheld (Illus.), Chronicle, $16.99, 9781452109206
8. The Giving Tree
Shel Silverstein, Harper, $16.99, 9780060256654
9. A Day at the Seashore
Kathryn Jackson, Byron Jackson, Golden, $3.99, 9780375854255
10. The Very Hungry Caterpillar
Eric Carle, Putnam, $10.99, 9780399226908

CHILDREN'S INTEREST


1. The Fault in Our Stars
John Green, Dutton, $17.99, 9780525478812
2. The 5th Wave
Rick Yancey, Putnam, $18.99, 9780399162411
3. Wonder
R.J. Palacio, Knopf, $15.99, 9780375869020
4. The Moon and More
Sarah Dessen, Viking, $19.99, 9780670785605
5. The Book Thief
Markus Zusak, Knopf, $12.99, 9780375842207
6. Looking for Alaska
John Green, Speak, $9.99, 9780142402511
7. Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children
Ransom Riggs, Quirk, $10.99, 9781594746031
8. The One and Only Ivan
Katherine Applegate, Patricia Castelao (Illus.), Harper, $16.99, 9780061992254
9. Tuck Everlasting
Natalie Babbitt, Square Fish, $6.99, 9780312369811
10. Paper Towns
John Green, Speak, $9.99, 9780142414934

CHILDREN'S FICTION SERIES TITLES


1. Pete the Cat: Pete at the Beach (My First I Can Read Series)
James Dean, Harper, $3.99, 9780062110725
2. Theodore Boone: The Activist
John Grisham, Dutton, $16.99, 9780525425779
3. Tales from a Not-So-Happy Heartbreaker (Dork Diaries, #6)
Rachel Renee Russell, Aladdin, $13.99, 9781442449633
4. The Hunger Games
Suzanne Collins, Scholastic, $12.99, 9780545425117
5. Divergent
Veronica Roth, Katherine Tegen Books, $9.99, 9780062024039
6. Catching Fire (The Second Book of the Hunger Games)
Suzanne Collins, Scholastic, $12.99, 9780545586177
7. Matched
Ally Condie, Speak, $9.99, 9780142419779
8. Theodore Boone: Kid Lawyer
John Grisham, Puffin Books, $7.99, 9780142417225
9. The Name of This Book Is Secret (The Secret Series)
Pseudonymous Bosch, Little Brown, $7.99, 9780316113694
10. Mockingjay (The Final Book of the Hunger Games)
Suzanne Collins, Scholastic, $17.99, 9780439023511
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In This Issue

Special to the
Southern List

(Books that appear on the Southern list, but not the national list) Click on a book to purchase from a great indie bookstore!

The Last Original Wife
Ladies' Night
Z
The Time Between
Happy, Happy, Happy
Keep It Pithy
The Girls of Atomic City
Help, Thanks, Wow
The Chaperone
City of Women
A Thousand Splendid Suns
How to Read Literature Like a Professor
Outliers
Into the Wild
America the Beautiful
How to Tell If Your Cat Is Plotting to Kill You
All Over But the Shoutin'
The Devil in the White City
Lord of the Flies
Animal Farm
The Hobbit
Fancy Nancy: Fanciest Doll in the Universe
The Giving Tree
A Day at the Seashore
Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children
The One and Only Ivan
Tuck Everlasting


Author Readings


(events in BOLD are STARS authors available for readings and meetings with bookclubs and other groups)

Philipp Meyer -- The Son  (author appearance)
Philipp Meyer
06/24/2013, 08:00 pm
Books & Books Inc
Coral Gables, FL

Kerry Madden-Lunsford  (author appearance)
Kerry Madden-Lunsford
06/24/2013, 04:00 pm
Page & Palette
Fairhope, AL

YA TRIO WITH STEPHANIE PERKINS, NOVA REN SUMA & BETH REVIS  (author appearance)
Nova Ren Suma
06/24/2013, 07:00 pm
Malaprop's Bookstore/Cafe
Asheville, NC

POLITICS OF FOOD BOOKCLUB  (book club)
06/24/2013, 07:00 pm
Malaprop's Bookstore/Cafe
Asheville, NC

Kate Salley Palmer- First South Carolinians  (author appearance)
Kate Salley Palmer
06/24/2013, 02:00 pm
Hub City Bookshop
Spartanburg, SC

Author event with Glennon Melton - Founder of Momastery  (author appearance)
Glennon Melton
06/24/2013, 06:30 pm
Parnassus Books
Nashville, TN

SciFi Book Club  (book club)
06/24/2013, 07:00 pm
Nightbird Books
Fayetteville, AR

KENT WASCOM discusses and signs THE BLOOD OF HEAVEN  (author appearance)
Kent Wascom
06/24/2013, 07:00 pm
Inkwood Books
Tampa, FL

Writing With Intent  (writers group)
06/24/2013, 06:30 pm
Charis Books & More
Atlanta, GA

DOROTHEA BENTON FRANK THE LAST ORIGINAL WIFE: A NOVEL  (author appearance)
Dorothea Benton Frank
06/24/2013, 12:00 pm
FoxTale Book Shoppe
Woodstock, GA

Michael Harvey signs THE INNOCENCE GAME  (author appearance)
Michael Harvey
06/24/2013, 05:00 pm
Square Books
Oxford, MS

Kent Wascom -- The Blood of Heaven  (author appearance)
Kent Wascom
06/25/2013, 07:00 pm
Books & Books Inc
Coral Gables, FL

Reba White Williams -- Restrike   (author appearance)
Reba White Williams
06/25/2013, 08:00 pm
Books & Books Inc
Coral Gables, FL

Judith Paterson  (author appearance)
Judith Paterson
06/25/2013, 06:00 pm
Page & Palette
Fairhope, AL

DOROTHY PARKER ONE-WOMAN SHOW performed by ROSELYNN KATZ  (other event)
06/25/2013, 07:00 pm
Malaprop's Bookstore/Cafe
Asheville, NC

Author Event - Dale Neal, The Half Life of Home  (author appearance)
Dale Neal
06/25/2013, 04:30 pm
The Country Bookshop
Southern Pines, NC

Lee Mims discusses Hiding Gladys  (author appearance)
Lee Mims
06/25/2013, 07:00 pm
Flyleaf Books
Chapel Hill, NC

George Packer  (author appearance)
06/25/2013, 07:30 pm
Quail Ridge Books & Music
Raleigh, NC

Author event with Philipp Meyer - Author of American Rust  (author appearance)
Philipp Meyer
06/25/2013, 06:30 pm
Parnassus Books
Nashville, TN

Dr. Carl Hart -- High Price  (author appearance)
Dr. Carl Hart
06/26/2013, 08:00 pm
Books & Books Inc
Coral Gables, FL

Book Club  (author appearance)
06/26/2013, 07:00 pm
Barnhill's
Winston-Salem, NC

Jacob Berger & Daniel Coston - There Was A Time: Rock & Roll in the 1960s in Charlotte, and North Carolina  (author appearance)
Jacob Berger & Daniel Coston
06/26/2013, 07:00 pm
Park Road Books
Charlotte, NC

Peter Rand  (author appearance)
Peter Rand
06/26/2013, 07:00 pm
Regulator Bookshop
durham, NC

Sarah Dessen  (author appearance)
Sarah Dessen
06/26/2013, 07:00 pm
Quail Ridge Books & Music
Raleigh, NC

Author event with Jim Harwell - Author of Confessions of a Practical Joker  (author appearance)
Jim Harwell
06/26/2013, 06:30 pm
Parnassus Books
Nashville, TN

Poetry Book Club  (book club)
06/26/2013, 05:00 pm
Nightbird Books
Fayetteville, AR

It’s a Patti Callahan Henry (And Then I Found You) and Mary Kay Andrews, (Ladies’ Night) Double Header!  (author appearance)
Mary Kay Andrews
06/26/2013, 06:30 pm
FoxTale Book Shoppe
Woodstock, GA

Philipp Meyer  (author appearance)
Philipp Meyer
06/26/2013, 05:00 pm
Lemuria Books
JACKSON, MS

Joshua Kryah signs WE ARE STARVED  (author appearance)
Joshua Kryah
06/26/2013, 05:00 pm
Square Books
Oxford, MS

Allen Barra - Mickey & Willie: Mantle and Mays, the Parallel Lives of Baseball's Golden Age  (author appearance)
Allen Barra
06/26/2013, 04:00 pm
Alabama Booksmith
Birmingham, AL

Arthur Rosenfeld -- Tai Chi -- The Perfect Exercise  (author appearance)
Arthur Rosenfeld
06/27/2013, 08:00 pm
Books & Books Inc
Coral Gables, FL

Dr. Carl Hart -- High Price  (author appearance)
Dr. Carl Hart
06/27/2013, 06:00 pm
Books & Books Inc
Coral Gables, FL

HOW SHOULD A PERSON BE? reading with author SHEILA HETI  (author appearance)
Sheila Heti
06/27/2013, 07:00 pm
Malaprop's Bookstore/Cafe
Asheville, NC

John Hunter - World Peace and Other 4th-Grade Achievements  (author appearance)
John Hunter
06/27/2013, 07:00 pm
Park Road Books
Charlotte, NC

Howard Jacobson  (author appearance)
Howard Jacobson
06/27/2013, 07:00 pm
Regulator Bookshop
durham, NC

Summer Reading Challenge Event 1  (other event)
06/27/2013, 07:00 pm
Literary BookPost
Salisbury, NC

Pre-School Story Time  (other event)
06/27/2013, 10:30 am
Flyleaf Books
Chapel Hill, NC

Summer Reading Challenge Event 1  (other event)
06/27/2013, 07:00 pm
Literary BookPost
Salisbury, NC

Peter Rand  (author appearance)
Peter Rand
06/27/2013, 07:30 pm
Quail Ridge Books & Music
Raleigh, NC

Book Your Lunch With Mary Alice Monroe  (author appearance)
Mary Alice Monroe
06/27/2013, 12:00 pm
Fiction Addiction
Greenville, SC

LORI ROY discusses and signs UNTIL SHE COMES HOME  (author appearance)
Lori Roy
06/27/2013, 07:00 pm
Inkwood Books
Tampa, FL

Urban Alchemy: Restoring Joy in America's Sorted Out Cities  (author appearance)
Dr. Mindy Thompson Fullilove
06/27/2013, 07:00 pm
Charis Books & More
Atlanta, GA

Charis and Atlanta Pride Present Zach Wahls at the Friends School of Atlanta  (author appearance)
Zach Wahls
06/27/2013, 07:00 pm
Charis Books & More
Atlanta, GA

Philipp Meyer signs THE SON  (author appearance)
Philipp Meyer
06/27/2013, 05:00 pm
Square Books
Oxford, MS

Kent Wascom - The Blood of Heaven  (author appearance)
Kent Wascom
06/27/2013, 04:00 pm
Alabama Booksmith
Birmingham, AL

FOR KIDS: Bedtime Math Pajama Party  (other event)
06/28/2013, 06:00 pm
Books & Books Inc
Coral Gables, FL

Sheila Heti -- How Should a Person Be?  (author appearance)
Sheila Heti
06/28/2013, 08:00 pm
Books & Books Inc
Coral Gables, FL

TRAVIS NICHOLS: THE MORE YOU IGNORE ME   (author appearance)
Travis Nichols
06/28/2013, 07:00 pm
Malaprop's Bookstore/Cafe
Asheville, NC

Dual Reading: Jamil Nasir & Alex Wilson  (author appearance)
Jamil Nasir
06/28/2013, 07:00 pm
Flyleaf Books
Chapel Hill, NC

Al Yankovic  (author appearance)
Al Yankovic
06/28/2013, 07:00 pm
Quail Ridge Books & Music
Raleigh, NC

Bill Baldwin, Lee Brockington, Aida Rogers; Author/Editors-State of the Heart: SC Writer and the Places They Love  (author appearance)
Lee Brockington
06/28/2013, 11:00 pm
Litchfield Books
Pawleys Island, SC

Where's Waldo in Norfolk!  (other event)
06/28/2013, 09:00 am
Prince Books
Norfolk, VA

Matt Mooney Booksigning  (author appearance)
Matt Mooney
06/28/2013, 05:00 pm
Nightbird Books
Fayetteville, AR

Sweetwater: Black Women and Narratives of Resilience--a Book Celebration with Robin Boylorn  (author appearance)
Robin Boylorn
06/28/2013, 07:30 pm
Charis Books & More
Atlanta, GA

Bedtime Math Pajama Party  (other event)
06/29/2013, 10:00 am
Page & Palette
Fairhope, AL

Flight of the Northern Star By James Jack   (author appearance)
James Jack
06/29/2013, 12:00 pm
Little Professor Book Center
Homewood, AL

MARGARET COUCH COGSWELL BOOKMAKING DEMO & SIGNING  (author appearance)
Margaret Couch Cogswell
06/29/2013, 03:00 pm
Malaprop's Bookstore/Cafe
Asheville, NC

Author event with Theron Humphrey - Author of Maddie on Things  (author appearance)
Theron Humphrey
06/29/2013, 02:00 pm
Parnassus Books
Nashville, TN

Live music: Water Liars, Phillip Farris, John Moreland  (other event)
06/29/2013, 09:00 pm
Nightbird Books
Fayetteville, AR

Florida Authors Academy Workshop  (writers group)
06/29/2013, 10:00 am
Murder on the Beach Mystery Bookstore
Delray Beach, FL

Sheila Heti - HOW SHOULD A PERSON BE?  (author appearance)
Sheila Heti
06/29/2013, 06:00 pm
Octavia Books
New Orleans, LA

Terry Cline Memorial  (other event)
06/30/2013, 10:30 am
Page & Palette
Fairhope, AL

JAMES WILLIAMSON presents his novel THE RAVINE  (author appearance)
James Williamson
06/30/2013, 03:00 pm
Malaprop's Bookstore/Cafe
Asheville, NC

Launch of new Sam Blackman Mystery  (author appearance)
Mark de Castrique
07/02/2013, 05:30 pm
The Fountainhead Bookstore
Hendersonville, NC

Mary Alice Monroe, Author, The Summer Girls  (author appearance)
Mary Alice Monroe
07/02/2013, 11:00 am
Litchfield Books
Pawleys Island, SC

Love Your Indie Author/Bookstore Celebration!  (author appearance)
07/06/2013, 10:00 am
Fiction Addiction
Greenville, SC

Talk by Mary Alice Monroe  (author appearance)
Mary Alice Monroe
07/07/2013, 05:00 pm
The Fountainhead Bookstore
Hendersonville, NC

Mary Alice Monroe Luncheon and Q & A  (author appearance)
Mary Alice Monroe
07/09/2013, 11:30 pm
Literary BookPost
Salisbury, NC

Mary Alice Monroe  (author appearance)
Mary Alice Monroe
07/11/2013, 06:00 pm
Quarter Moon Bookstore
Topsail Beach, NC

Children's Story Time  (other event)
07/13/2013, 11:00 am
A Reader's Corner Bookstore
Louisville, KY

Ray McAllister  (author appearance)
Ray McAllister
07/17/2013, 02:00 pm
Quarter Moon Bookstore
Topsail Beach, NC

Ann Ipock  (author appearance)
Ann Ipock
07/18/2013, 04:00 pm
Quarter Moon Bookstore
Topsail Beach, NC

Brad Herzog Author Event  (author appearance)
Brad Herzog
07/19/2013, 03:00 pm
Spellbound Children's Bookshop
Asheville, NC

Okra Pick!Talk by Susan Crandall  (author appearance)
Susan Crandall
07/23/2013, 05:30 pm
The Fountainhead Bookstore
Hendersonville, NC

Okra Pick!Read It & Eat with Karen White  (author appearance)
Karen White
07/26/2013, 12:00 pm
Page & Palette
Fairhope, AL

Miriam Rubin signing Tomatoes a Savor the South cookbook  (author appearance)
Miriam Rubin
08/02/2013, 03:00 pm
Old Salem Museums & Gardens
Winston-Salem, NC


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