{On New Orleans, at night.}

In which a man looks at the stars from his back yard, A school system tries to keep its students from looking at a book, but fails, and her ladyship watches a movie, and is moved.

September 23, 2013



Dearest Readers,

Late into a Saturday night, while the all rest of the people of New Orleans seemed to be out on the rain-washed streets of the city on their way to clubs loud with saxophone music or restaurants redolent with the smell of shrimp roulade and roasted oysters, her ladyship, the editor stood in the all but empty hall of a hotel gazing down through the windows at the ruckus on Canal Street, which reached her, in a dim fashion, through the plate glass four stories up.
She was waiting on an thin but vivacious elderly woman who had just stepped off the Walking on Moonshineelevator, Ms. Lucy Daniels, whose new memoir, Walking with Moonshine, had just been released a month earlier.  It was slightly strange, perhaps, that her ladyship and Ms. Daniels were meeting for the first time in this dark, wild town on the Gulf coast, seeing as how they live within hours of each other in North Carolina. They were both in this hotel in New Orleans for the same reason--the annual fall trade show of the Southern Independent Booksellers Alliance. And they were also in that quiet hallway late at night for the same reason--to view a screening of “In So Many Words” -- a documentary film of Lucy Daniels’ life-long struggle as both a writer and a young girl fighting for her life against anorexia.

The daughter of the great newspaper family of the state--the Daniels family started and owned the Raleigh News and Observer for most of the twentieth century--Lucy Daniels herself showed literary talent early, but it was perhaps not as well appreciated as it might have been by her very proper mother, who wished for a ladylike child, or her good ole boy father, who wished for a son. It wasn’t until she was placed in a mental hospital to treat her anorexia that her talent for writing received due attention. At the end of her five-year stay at New York Hospital, she began the book that would eventually become Caleb, My Son--a landmark novel about the South under desgregation.

Lucy Daniels would go on to become the youngest recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship, and would publish another novel, High on a Hill, but the early accolades provided little insulation or protection from other hardships, and it would be over forty years before she would pick up her pen again. Her film, In So Many Words, is an exploration into the sources of our creativity, and the role of psychoanalysis in tapping into those sources, as illustrated in Lucy Daniels’ own life.

There are many high points to attending a conference like the SIBA Trade Show. Her ladyship enjoys having dinner with authors like Joshylin Jackson and Robert Morgan, listening to Pat Conroy and William Joyce tell amusing stories from the podium, or having drinks with writers both established and debut and hearing about their new books.  But this year nothing compared to sitting in a darkened room listening to Ms. Lucy Daniels on film describe what it was like to go through electro-shock treatments…without anesthesia…as a seventeen year old girl:

“You feel like your brain explodes into nothing…and then you wake up.”

Read independently!


her ladyship, the editor


Lady Banks' Commonplace Book


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

The Night of the CometHere in Baton Rouge you can still see the stars at night.

Our backyard abuts the last parch of pasture land in the neighborhood, a piece of the old Pike-Burden farm still hanging on at the edge of the city. On a clear night like tonight, when my wife and boy are busy inside, I like to leave my desk for a few minutes and walk down to the rear of our yard, down to where my quarter acre ends at a low ditch and a barb-wire fence, and take in the night air. Beyond the fence the land stretches out flat as calm water. Stands of pine and oak ring the field. Off in the far corner a cow pond gleams in the moonlight. From the east come the swish of cars passing on the Perkins Road; from the north, the distant rumble of I-10.

But a person can’t stand for long on a night like this without looking up. Callit the lure of the ineffable: your eyes are drown skyward, and there they are. The stars. The night is filled with them. Then cluster, they scatter, they shine, they go on forever. They’re beautiful, aren’t they? I’m no expert; I can only name the brightest ones, pick out the most obvious constellations: there’s Polaris and Vega; Ursa Minor, Aries, and Capricorn….But no matter how little I know them, I still love the stars.
--George Bishop, The Night of the Comet (Ballantine Books, 2013) 9780345516008

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Lady Banks' Receipt Book


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

My Family TableWarm Any Fruit Crumble

The name really does say it all. You can use 3 cups of any fruit of berries for a delicious and almost-instant dessert. From the figs used here, to peaches or raspberries, this crumble works. Crumbles can be assembled well in advance and cooked when you’re ready. I like to serve them right out of the oven with a scoop or two of ice cream; it’s hard to image a more satisfying dessert.

For the Fruit:

3  cups figs, stems removed, or any other chopped fruit or berries
1 egg, lightly beaten
3 tablespoons brown sugar
2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
2 tablespoons butter, melted
1 pinch cinnamon

For the Topping:

2/3 cup all-purpose flour
1/3 cup packed brown sugar
1/4 cup granulated sugar
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1 pinch salt
6 tablespoons butter, cut into 1/2-inch pieces.

1. Preheat the oven to 400F. Toss the fruit into a mixing bowl with the egg, brown sugar, flour, melted butter, and cinnamon to coat. Spoon the fruit mixture into individual ramekins or one big baking dish.

2. For the topping, combine the flour, brown sugar, granulated sugar, cinnamon, and salt in a medium bowl. Cut the butter into the mixture until the topping is crumbly. Sprinkle over the fruit.

3. Bake until the fruit is bubble and the topping turns a lovely golden brown, about 25 minutes. Serve warm with ice cream.

--John Besh, My Family Table, (Andrews McMeel, 2011) 9781449407872

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Lady Banks' Housekeeping Book


Country wisdom from practical people.

Wildly Affordable OrganicThe Freezer

  • Don’t waste space on anything that’s too old to eat or that you won’t eat.
  • Don’t freeze things the store can store for you, unless you’ve got  the room or it’s a big sale. Do you need ten pounds of frozen peas? Ten cans of orange juice?
  • Don’t re-freeze things that have already been frozen.
  • Freeze breadscraps to make bread crumbs. Never throw away homemade bread,no teven the heels.
  • Freeze butter you won’t be using right away in a freezer bag dedicated to butter.
  • Use ice-cube trays to freeze lemon zest and lemon juice
  • If you have a lot of UFOs (Unidentified Frozen Objects), put them in a Mission: Identification area so you can thaw the UFOs and eat what’s edible over the next few weeks.

--from Wildly Affordable Organic by Linda Watson, (Da Capo, 2011) 9780738214689

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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).

Invisible ManThe Randolph County School Board has voted to take Ralph Ellison's "Invisible Man" from its library shelves after a parent complained.  The Asheboro Courier-Tribune reports (http://bit.ly/1dpXuZz ) the board voted 5-2 at its meeting this week to remove all copies of the book.  Committees at both the school and district levels recommended that the book remain in the libraries. A motion to keep the book on the shelves was defeated.  Board members took the action on Monday in response to a complaint from the mother of a Randleman student who said the book was "too much for teenagers." Invisible Man banned from county schools 9780679732761

The Randolph County Board of Education voted Wednesday to rescind its ban on Ralph Ellison's "Invisible Man," returning it to local high school libraries. The Courier-Tribune of Asheboro reports (http://bit.ly/18qbLUY) the board voted 6-1 at a special meeting to reverse the ban it issued 10 days ago. The board voted 5-2 on Sept. 16 to pull the book from high school library shelves. Invisible Man reinstated

The city of Charlotte, with its social-climbing bankers and developers, its flock of mega-churches and its McMansions – where, as the old saying goes, folks believe in the fatherhood of God, the brotherhood of man and the neighborhood of Myers Park – has always made an inviting target. Lookaway

The Realm of Last ChancesWilliam Faulkner famously said that he never needed to leave his “postage stamp of native soil” to write first-rate fiction. For Indianola native Steve Yarbrough, the native ground of Mississippi soil has indeed proved fertile, over a span of short story collections and novels that have established him as one of our best writers. But in his latest novel, “The Realm of Last Chances,” Yarbrough strikes out for territory beyond the South — to the fictional town of Montvale, Mass. In the process, he stretches the parameters of southern fiction. The Realm of Last Chances 9780385349505

Best-selling novelist Wiley Cash will headline “Celebrating Madison County,” featuring literature, music and photography, presented on October 25-26 at UNC Asheville. Cash will offer a solo reading, and other well-known area writers, photographers and performers will share their creative responses to the cultural heritage and rugged physical beauty of Madison County during this free, two-day event. Celebrating Madison County

The Snail Darter and the DamBeneath the surface of Tellico Lake, farmhouses disintegrate.  Like sunken tombstones, they are the last testament to a previous agricultural community and an extensive legal battle that fought to keep it there.  Almost 40 years have passed since the Tennessee Valley Authority v. Hill case, a case that began in East Tennessee and eventually ascended to the Supreme Court.  Thursday evening, former UT law professor Zygmunt Plater – now a professor at Boston College of Law – spoke at Union Avenue Books to promote his new book, "Snail Darter and the Dam," which aims to dispel many misconceptions surrounding the case.  "I needed to write the book," Plater said. "They always get the story wrong that a bunch of Tennesseans used a stupid little fish to halt a gigantic TVA hydroelectric dam." The Snail Darter and the Dam 9780300173246

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Parapalooza! Paragraphs worth spreading:
George Bishop reading from The Night of the Comet


George Bishop reads from The Night of the Comet

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Author Gossip

The Funeral DressThe Funeral Dress is a realistic, sometimes heartbreaking work of Southern literature—a story set primarily in the 1970s that centers on a young woman, Emmalee Bullard, who is trying to escape harsh poverty and her abusive, alcoholic father.  When Emmalee drops out of high school and gets a job in a shirt factory, she becomes part of a special community of wage-earning women who gossip, laugh and sometimes fight during their shifts sewing collars and shirts. An Interview with Susan Gregg Gilmore 9780307886217

 

 

Five Days at MemorialYou know what you’d do in a crisis – or do you? Could you ignore your inner voice and do something wrong, that seems right? That’s what allegedly happens in the new book “Five Days at Memorial” by Pulitzer Prize-winning author Sheri Fink: one of our country’s worst disasters may have led to one of medicine’s most questionable acts. Five Days at Memorial raises questions
Q&A with Sheri Fink


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.

Larissa ReinhartAuthors traveling right now:

Larissa Reinhart stars-authors-1.jpg
Birmingham, AL
11/02/2013 to 11/03/2013 | Detail | Request this author!

Danville, KY
10/12/2013 to 10/13/2013 | Detail | Request this author!

 

 

C.D.MitchellC.D. Mitchell stars-authors-1.jpg
Epworth by the Sea, GA
06/13/2014 to 06/18/2014 | Detail | Request this author!

 

Lisa WingateLisa Wingate stars-authors-1.jpg

Charlotte, Gastonia & Raleigh, NC, NC
09/30/2013 to 10/02/2013 | Detail | Request this author!

Outer Banks, NC various locations, NC
10/03/2013 to 10/09/2013 | Detail | Request this author!

 

 

Michelle Nelson-SchmidtMichelle Nelson-Schmidt stars-authors-1.jpg
Tampa, FL
10/14/2013 to 10/18/2013 | Detail | Request this author!

 

 

Karen  Spears ZachariasKaren Spears Zacharias stars-authors-1.jpg

Asheville , NC
09/28/2013 to 09/29/2013 | Detail | Request this author!

Greeneville, TN
09/29/2013 to 09/30/2013 | Detail | Request this author!

Nashville, TN
10/11/2013 to 10/12/2013 | Detail | Request this author!

 

Susan BoyerSusan M. Boyer stars-authors-1.jpg
Batesburg, NC
09/29/2013 to 09/30/2013 | Detail | Request this author!

Salisbury, NC
10/04/2013 to 10/05/2013 | Detail | Request this author!

Chattanooga, TN
10/10/2013 to 10/11/2013 | Detail | Request this author!

Nashville, TN
10/11/2013 to 10/15/2013 | Detail | Request this author!

Mt. Pleasant, SC
10/31/2013 to 11/01/2013 | Detail | Request this author!

Pawley's Island, SC
10/18/2013 to 10/19/2013 | Detail | Request this author!

Spartanburg, SC
10/23/2013 to 10/24/2013 | Detail | Request this author!

Tampa, FL
10/26/2013 to 10/27/2013 | Detail | Request this author!

Vero Beach, FL
10/29/2013 to 10/30/2013 | Detail | Request this author!

Columbia, SC
11/18/2013 to 11/19/2013 | Detail | Request this author!

Tryon, NC
11/23/2013 to 11/24/2013 | Detail | Request this author!

Beaufort, SC
12/06/2013 to 12/07/2013 | Detail | Request this author!

Panama City, FL
02/01/2014 to 02/02/2014 | Detail | Request this author!

Bluffton, SC
05/14/2014 to 05/15/2014 | Detail | Request this author!

 

Kaye Wilkinson BarleyKaye Wilkinson Barley stars-authors-1.jpg
Birmingham, AL
02/08/2014 to 02/09/2014 | Detail | Request this author!

 

 

Deron HicksDeron Hicks stars-authors-1.jpg

Nashville, TN
10/12/2013 to 10/13/2013 | Detail | Request this author!

Athens, GA
10/19/2013 to 10/20/2013 | Detail | Request this author!

Milledgeville, GA
11/09/2013 to 11/10/2013 | Detail | Request this author!

Lynne BarrettLynne Barrett stars-authors-1.jpg

Coral Gables, FL
10/24/2013 to 10/26/2013 | Detail | Request this author!

Sanibel, FL
11/07/2013 to 11/10/2013 | Detail | Request this author!

 

 

Deanna KlingelDeanna Klingel stars-authors-1.jpg

Ridgefield, CT
09/28/2013 to 09/29/2013 | Detail | Request this author!

Perryville, KY
10/05/2013 to 10/06/2013 | Detail | Request this author!

Murfreesboro, NC
10/12/2013 to 10/13/2013 | Detail | Request this author!

 

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

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Bookstore Gossip

A fire that destroyed eight buildings along Georgetown’s historic Front Street early Wednesday is contained, while crews continue to put out hotspots and try to determine what started the blaze, officials said. Fire destroys Harbourwalk Books, eight other buildings

Toys and games will take center stage at Literary Bookpost when Just the Thing moves in this week. The two businesses are merging, and the bookstore at 110 S. Main St. is making way for Just the Thing’s educational games, gadgets and gizmos in a central area on the first floor, as well as throughout the 7,000-square-foot store. Literary Bookpost merges with toy store

To celebrate National PARK(ing) Day last week, when people are encouraged to reimagine parking spaces as parks, Prince Books, Norfolk, Va., and the downtown Norfolk Civic League collaborated on this "parklet" on the street in fro nt of the store. The League provided the furniture, and Prince Books provided several dozen ARCs. Prince Books Parklet

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Lady Banks' {Book} Trailer Park:
Michael Farris Smith on writing Rivers


Michael Ferris Smith on writing Rivers 

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Read This! Okra Picks and recommendations Reading Rock Books, Booklover's Bookstore, and Quail Ridge Books


Okra Picks


The Funeral DressThe Funeral Dress by Susan Gregg Gilmore

A deeply touching Southern story filled with struggle and hope. 

Emmalee Bullard and her new baby are on their own. Or so she thinks, until Leona Lane, the older seamstress who sat by her side at the local shirt factory where both women worked as collar makers, insists Emmalee come and live with her. Just as Emmalee prepares to escape her hardscrabble life in Red Chert holler, Leona dies tragically. Grief-stricken, Emmalee decides she'll make Leona's burying dress, but there are plenty of people who don't think the unmarried Emmalee should design a dress for a Christian woman - or care for a child on her own. But with every stitch, Emmalee struggles to do what is right for her daughter and to honor Leona the best way she can, finding unlikely support among an indomitable group of seamstresses and the town's funeral director. In a moving tale exploring Southern spirit and camaraderie among working women, a young mother will compel a town to become a community. 

Now with Extra Libris material, including a reader's guide and bonus content


Bookseller Recommendations:

Five Books to read this fall from Linda Barrett, Malaprops

The Woman Who Lost Her SoulBob Shacochis, The Woman Who Lost Her Soul: This is, according to one of Linda's colleagues, perhaps the most important novel to read this year. Robert Olen Butler wrote, "Renowned through four award-winning books for his gritty and revelatory visions of the Carribbean, Shacochis returns to occupied Haiti in The Woman Who Lost Her Soul before sweeping across time and continents to unravel tangled knots of romance, espionage, and vengeance. In riveting prose, Shacochis builds a complex and disturbing story about the coming of age of America in a pre-9/11 world."  9780802119827

 

Command and ControlEric Schlosser, Command and Control: Nuclear Weapons, The Damascus Accident, and the Illusion of  Safety: While it might not be a "fun" read, this will likely be an important book. Schlosser, who is known for his depiction of the underbelly of American culture, researches the accidents and near-misses related to nuclear power. (Release date: September 17) 9781594202278

 

 

 

Bridget Jones Mad About the BoyHelen Fielding, Bridget Jones: Mad About the Boy: This third Bridget Jones novel is shrouded in some mystery: written fifteen years after the last Bridget Jones diary, where will the story pick up? Who's the boy mentioned in the title? If our math is right, Bridget should be in her 50's now. In any case, we can count on some awkward interactions and overall feistiness. (Release date: October 15) 9780385350860

 

 

 

We Are WaterWally Lamb, We Are Water: Wally Lamb's novels always tell startlingly profound stories of characters who you have nothing in common with. While it can be difficult to depict relatable characters while putting them in wholly unique contexts, Lamb inevitably captures the essences of relationships, love, and American society. This one is based on a historic Connecticut flood, the woman whose mother died in the rushing waters, and her lifelong secrets. (Release date: October 22) 9780061941023

 

 

This is the Story of a Happy MarriageAnn Patchett, This is the Story of a Happy Marriage: Patchett, whose novels are known for their insight and stark truths, tells the deeply personal story of her own relationship with love in this collection of essays.  (Release date: November 5) 9780062236678

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Author 2 Author: My Heroes Have Always Been Cowboys


My Heroes Have Always Been Cowboys
Michael Farris Smith

Michael Ferris

I did a brief stint in Oxford, Mississippi back in 1997. I lived a half block off the Square, in a big house divided up into apartments, right across the street from the original office of The Oxford-American. One evening I walked over to Square Books, for the first time, and on the front table I found a story collection called Big, Bad Love, and a novella titled Ray. This was my introduction to both Larry Brown and Barry Hannah.

By the time I went to sleep that night, whatever time that was, I had devoured both books. Inhaled them. Loved them and immediately loved the writers who had written with such striking, beautiful prose. I remember that what kept occurring to me as I read was the notion that I knew the people they were writing about. I knew those winding, dark, bumpy back roads. I knew the dimly lit bars and cheap brands of bourbon and the feelings of loneliness and wonder that these characters were experiencing. It was only recently that I had become a reader and most of what I had read were the big names. Hemingway, Faulkner, Dickens, Fitzgerald. Those were the only names I recognized. But when I met the stories of Larry Brown and Barry Hannah, I realized what it meant to be a Southern writer in the here and now. I knew their Mississippi first hand and it shook me.

RiversWhat I didn’t know, but now realize, is that was the beginnings of my becoming a writer. I didn’t start writing for another couple of years, but that feeling was in me, and the nights I later spent on the balcony of Square Books, drinking coffee and reading more Brown and Hannah, and then William Gay and Richard Yates and Harry Crews, those nights and those writers and their stories had gotten into me and were not to let go. Literary Cowboys, that’s what they were to me. And the more I read of the Southern grit, the more I found in myself and my own landscape.

It wasn’t only the fiction of Brown and Hannah and others like them that influenced me, but I have been just as inspired by reading their interviews, and listening to what they had to say about the struggle. The time it took to get someone to accept their stories, to read their novels, to accept them out there somewhere. Hannah called writing a matter of life and death. Brown described the years of rejection and the burned manuscripts in his backyard. They both preached stamina, belief, loving the work no matter what the end result. During my learning years (which are still ongoing and I suspect they will always be), their notions of hanging on, and believing in your work stuck with me as I went through the rejection and gnashing of teeth that all writers experience. From afar, they kept me going through both their work and encouragement.

Eventually, all of this led to some published stories, and then my Paris novella The Hands of Strangers, and now Rivers. My own Mississippi novel. And when it came time to look for other writers to share the manuscript with, to ask for blurbs, to say, “Hey, man. You’ve really influenced me,” the Literary Cowboys were no longer around. Larry Brown, Barry Hannah, Harry Crews, William Gay. Those were the first names that came into my head, and it was bittersweet to know they were gone.
But we move on and try to carry the torch, knowing what giant boots these are to fill. And I think about that evening back in 1997, when I had nothing to do, and the last light fell across the quaint Mississippi town, and I meandered over to the independent bookstore and began to look around. Get ready, is what I would say to myself now. There they are.

Michael Farris Smith has been awarded the Transatlantic Review Award, Brick Streets Press Short Story Award, Mississippi Arts Commission Literary Arts Fellowship, and the Alabama Arts Council Fellowship Award for Literature. He is a graduate of Mississippi State and the Center for Writers at Southern Miss. He lives in Columbus, Mississippi, with his wife and two daughters. His first novel, Rivers, was published by Simon & Schuster in September 2013.

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Southern Indie Bestsellers: Highlights

For the week ending September 15, 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

okra4. Lookaway, Lookaway
Wilton Barnhardt, St. Martin's, $25.99, 9781250020833

okra 13. Moonrise
Cassandra King, Maiden Lane, $26.95, 9781940210001

HARDCOVER NONFICTION

14. Five Days at Memorial: Life and Death in a Storm-Ravaged Hospital
Sheri Fink, Crown, $27, 9780307718969 -- a One Book/One SIBA pick

TRADE PAPERBACK FICTION

okra 11. A Land More Kind Than Home
Wiley Cash, Morrow, $14.99, 9780062088239
--a SIBA Book Award Winner

TRADE PAPERBACK NONFICTION

12. In the Sanctuary of Outcasts
Neil White, Harper Perennial, $14.99, 9780061351631
--a SIBA Book Award Finalist

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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!

Lookaway, Lookaway
Moonrise
The Girl You Left Behind
Before Happiness
Happy, Happy, Happy
Lawrence in Arabia
1,227 Quite Interesting Facts to Blow Your Socks Off
Insane City
A Land More Kind Than Home
Fifty Shades of Grey
The Paris Wife
The Devil in the White City
What to Expect When You're Expecting
Lots of Candles, Plenty of Cake
In the Sanctuary of Outcasts
America the Beautiful
Southern Living the Official SEC Tailgating Cookbook
The Bone Bed
Defending Jacob” hspace=
Lord of the Flies
Creole Belle
Pete the Cat: The Wheels on the Bus” hspace=
Wherever You Are: My Love Will Find You
Click, Clack, Boo!: A Tricky Treat
Holes
The Outsiders


Author Readings


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

Meet The Author - Christian Freed  (author appearance)
Christian Freed
09/28/2013, 11:00 am
Page After Page
Elizabeth City, NC

BOOKAPALOOZA TIME  (other event)
Elizabeth O. Dulemba stars-authors-1.jpg
09/28/2013, 07:00 pm
Fountainhead Bookstore

Storytime with artist Bobbi Adams  (other event)
Elizabeth O. Dulemba stars-authors-1.jpg
09/28/2013, 10:30 am
Books on Broad one-book-at-a-time-1.jpg
Camden, SC

Gatherings from the Garden Booksigning with Bobbi Adams  (author appearance)
Elizabeth O. Dulemba stars-authors-1.jpg
09/28/2013, 01:30 pm
Books on Broad one-book-at-a-time-1.jpg
Camden, SC

Author event with Tammy Andrews - Author of Of Human Misery  (author appearance)
Tammy Andrews
09/28/2013, 02:00 pm
Parnassus Books one-book-at-a-time-1.jpg
Nashville, TN

Danny Ellis Recalls The Boy at the Gate: A Memoir  (author appearance)
Danny Ellis
09/28/2013, 02:00 pm
Fountain Bookstore one-book-at-a-time-1.jpg
Richmond, VA

Sharyn McCrumb Returns with a New Ballad Novel  (author appearance)
Sharyn McCrumb
09/28/2013, 06:30 pm
City Lights Bookstore
Sylva, NC

Jill Smith Entrekin  (author appearance)
Jill Smith Entrekin
09/28/2013, 01:00 pm
Page & Palette
Fairhope, AL

Sindo Pacheco -- Un pie en lo alto y otras encerronas   (author appearance)
Sindo Pacheco
09/28/2013, 03:00 pm
Books & Books Inc
Coral Gables, FL

Abbe Smith & Monroe Freedman -- How Can You Represent Those People?  (author appearance)
Abbe Smith
09/28/2013, 07:00 pm
Books & Books Inc
Coral Gables, FL

MEET GENE BELL & READ 2 SUCCEED ASHEVILLE!  (other event)
Elizabeth O. Dulemba stars-authors-1.jpg
09/28/2013, 03:00 pm
Malaprop's Bookstore/Cafe
Asheville, NC

okraNOVELISTS ANN HITE & KAREN SPEARS ZACHARIAS  (author appearance)
Karen Spears Zacharias stars-authors-1.jpg
09/28/2013, 07:00 pm
Malaprop's Bookstore/Cafe
Asheville, NC

Florida Authors Academy Workshop   (writers group)
Elizabeth O. Dulemba stars-authors-1.jpg
09/28/2013, 10:00 am
Murder on the Beach Mystery Bookstore
Delray Beach, FL

Story Time with Miss Maureen   (other event)
Elizabeth O. Dulemba stars-authors-1.jpg
09/28/2013, 11:30 am
Maple Street Book Shop
New Orleans, LA

Poppy Tooker - Louisiana Eats  (author appearance)
Poppy Tooker
09/28/2013, 11:30 am
Maple Street Book Shop
New Orleans, LA

Kate Porter Book Signing  (author appearance)
Kate Porter
09/28/2013, 02:00 pm
Fiction Addiction one-book-at-a-time-1.jpg
Greenville, SC

Author event with Hannah Kent - Author of Burial Rites  (author appearance)
Hannah Kent
09/29/2013, 02:00 pm
Parnassus Books one-book-at-a-time-1.jpg
Nashville, TN

Author event: Kathleen Purvis - Bourbon & Belinda Ellis - Biscuits  (author appearance)
Belinda Ellis
09/29/2013, 02:00 pm
Park Road Books
Charlotte, NC

Lucy Daniels Writer, clinical psychologist, children's advocate  (author appearance)
Lucy Daniels
09/29/2013, 02:00 pm
Quail Ridge Books & Music
Raleigh, NC

Carrie Jane Knowles – Ashoan’s Rug  (author appearance)
Carrie Jane Knowles
09/29/2013, 02:00 pm
McIntyre's Fine Books
Pittsboro, NC

SHARYN MCCRUMB Reading & Signing her New Ballad Novel KING'S MOUNTAIN  (author appearance)
Sharyn McCrumb
09/29/2013, 03:00 pm
Malaprop's Bookstore/Cafe
Asheville, NC

Sunday Sleuths   (book club)
Elizabeth O. Dulemba stars-authors-1.jpg
09/29/2013, 03:00 pm
Murder on the Beach Mystery Bookstore
Delray Beach, FL

Author event: Lisa Wingate - The Prayer Box  (author appearance)
Lisa Wingate stars-authors-1.jpg
09/30/2013, 07:00 pm
Park Road Books
Charlotte, NC

Nicholas Sparks in conversation with Jackie Nespral -- The Longest Ride  (author appearance)
Nicholas Sparks
09/30/2013, 07:30 pm
Books & Books Inc
Coral Gables, FL

Politics Of Food Bookclub  (author appearance)
Elizabeth O. Dulemba stars-authors-1.jpg
09/30/2013, 07:00 pm
Malaprop's Bookstore/Cafe
Asheville, NC

Lynn Cullen signs Mrs. Poe  (author appearance)
Lynn Cullen
09/30/2013, 07:15 pm
Eagle Eye Book Shop
Atlanta, GA

Danny Ellis- The Boy at the Gate  (author appearance)
Danny Ellis
09/30/2013, 06:00 pm
Hub City Bookshop
Spartanburg, SC

Alan Gurganus - Local Souls  (author appearance)
Alan Gurganus
10/01/2013, 04:00 pm
Alabama Booksmith
Birmingham, AL

Lucy Daniels: WALKING WITH WILL  (author appearance)
Lucy Daniels
10/01/2013, 04:30 pm
The Country Bookshop
Southern Pines, NC

Writers’ Night Out A community of writers  (writers group)
10/01/2013, 06:00 pm
Hub City Bookshop
Spartanburg, SC

Jamie Deen  (author appearance)
Jamie Deen
10/01/2013, 12:00 pm
Quail Ridge Books & Music
Raleigh, NC

Maile Meloy  (author appearance)
Maile Meloy
10/01/2013, 07:00 pm
Quail Ridge Books & Music
Raleigh, NC

PRB Book Club - The Bartender's Tale by Ivan Doig  (book club)
10/01/2013, 06:30 pm
Park Road Books
Charlotte, NC

An evening with Jeffery Deaver  (author appearance)
Jeffery Deaver
10/01/2013, 07:00 pm
Flyleaf Books
Chapel Hill, NC

NAPPY HOUR Storytime! DO NOT OPEN THIS BOOK!  (other event)
10/01/2013, 11:00 am
Inkwood Books
Tampa, FL

Danny Ellis  (author appearance)
Danny Ellis
10/02/2013, 07:00 pm
Regulator Bookshop
durham, NC

Book Your Lunch With Sharyn McCrumb  (author appearance)
Sharyn McCrumb
10/02/2013, 12:00 pm
Fiction Addiction one-book-at-a-time-1.jpg
Greenville, SC

Sacrificial Poets Touchstones Open Mic  (other event)
10/02/2013, 06:30 pm
Flyleaf Books
Chapel Hill, NC

Steven Brust & Skyler White discuss & sign their urban fantasy novel The Incrementalists  (author appearance)
Steven Brust
10/02/2013, 07:00 pm
Flyleaf Books
Chapel Hill, NC

How Much is My Book Worth?  (other event)
10/02/2013, 02:00 am
Copperfish Books, LLC
Punta Gorda, FL

Carla Norton & Elizabeth Romero Booksigning  (author appearance)
Carla Norton
10/02/2013, 07:00 pm
Murder on the Beach Mystery Bookstore
Delray Beach, FL

Author event: Sharyn McCrumb - King's Mountain  (author appearance)
Sharyn McCrumb
10/03/2013, 07:00 pm
Park Road Books
Charlotte, NC

Patricia Engel  (author appearance)
Patricia Engel
10/03/2013, 07:00 pm
Regulator Bookshop
durham, NC

Let's Talk Books with Donna Nicely and Wyatt Prunty  (other event)
10/03/2013, 01:30 pm
Parnassus Books one-book-at-a-time-1.jpg
Nashville, TN

Author event with Maile Meloy - Author of The Apothecary  (author appearance)
Maile Meloy
10/03/2013, 06:30 pm
Parnassus Books one-book-at-a-time-1.jpg
Nashville, TN

Robert Morgan  (author appearance)
Robert Morgan
10/03/2013, 07:30 pm
Quail Ridge Books & Music
Raleigh, NC

Cat Warren discusses her book What the Dog Knows: The Science and Wonder of Working Dogs  (author appearance)
Cat Warren
10/03/2013, 07:00 pm
Flyleaf Books
Chapel Hill, NC

Danny Ellis  (author appearance)
Danny Ellis
10/03/2013, 06:00 pm
Barnhill's
Winston-Salem, NC

Local author Roger Bull  (author appearance)
Roger Bull
10/03/2013, 06:00 pm
Page & Palette
Fairhope, AL

Book Discussion & Signing with Local Historian Vernon Peeples  (author appearance)
Vernon Peeples
10/03/2013, 05:30 pm
Copperfish Books, LLC
Punta Gorda, FL

Eric Westman and Jimmy Moore--Cholesterol Clarity  (author appearance)
Eric C. Westman
10/04/2013, 07:00 pm
Regulator Bookshop
durham, NC

Paul Grady and Melissa Walker- Recovering the Piedmont Past  (author appearance)
Paul Grady
10/04/2013, 04:30 pm
Hub City Bookshop
Spartanburg, SC

Reba Williams, Author of Restrike  (author appearance)
Reba Williams
10/04/2013
Litchfield Books
Pawleys Island, SC

Jennifer Chiaverini  (author appearance)
Jennifer Chiaverini
10/04/2013, 12:00 pm
Quail Ridge Books & Music
Raleigh, NC

Sharyn McCrumb  (author appearance)
Sharyn McCrumb
10/04/2013, 07:30 pm
Quail Ridge Books & Music
Raleigh, NC

Jennifer Chiaverini discusses her new historical fiction, The Spymistress  (author appearance)
Jennifer Chiaverini
10/04/2013, 07:00 pm
Flyleaf Books
Chapel Hill, NC

Danny Ellis  (author appearance)
Danny Ellis
10/04/2013, 06:30 pm
City Lights Bookstore
Sylva, NC

Music in the Cafe: Tina and Her Pony  (other event)
10/04/2013, 07:00 pm
City Lights Bookstore
Sylva, NC

W.S. Culpepper  (author appearance)
W.S. Culpepper
10/04/2013, 03:00 pm
Page & Palette
Fairhope, AL

Jamie Deen  (author appearance)
Jamie Deen
10/04/2013, 06:00 pm
Page & Palette
Fairhope, AL

Ancient Teachings and Practices of Yoga  (other event)
10/04/2013, 04:00 pm
Copperfish Books, LLC
Punta Gorda, FL

McIntyre's Books Author Events Lee Craig – Josephus Daniels  (author appearance)
Lee Craig
10/04/2014, 02:00 pm
McIntyre's Fine Books
Pittsboro, NC

The Tears on Her Face are From Laughter: Queer Stories of Survival by Julie Marie Wade, Sassafras Lowrey, and Alysia Angel  (author appearance)
Sassafras Lowrey
10/05/2013, 07:30 pm
Charis Books & More
Atlanta, GA

Brian Cuban  (author appearance)
Brian Cuban
10/05/2013, 12:00 pm
Regulator Bookshop
durham, NC

Star Wars Reads Day!  (other event)
10/05/2013, 01:00 pm
Fountainhead Bookstore

My Friend, The Blues with Shrimp City Slim  (other event)
10/05/2013, 02:30 pm
Books on Broad one-book-at-a-time-1.jpg
Camden, SC

Star Wars Reads Day  (other event)
10/05/2013, 12:00 pm
Fiction Addiction one-book-at-a-time-1.jpg
Greenville, SC

Wilson Casey Meet the Trivia Guy  (other event)
10/05/2013, 10:00 am
Hub City Bookshop
Spartanburg, SC

Author event with Jody Casella  (author appearance)
Jody Casella
10/05/2013, 02:00 pm
Parnassus Books one-book-at-a-time-1.jpg
Nashville, TN

Author event: Danny Ellis - The Boy at the Gate: A Memoir  (author appearance)
Danny Ellis
10/05/2013, 02:00 pm
Park Road Books
Charlotte, NC

2013 Piedmont Poet Laureate children's book roundtable featuring John Claude Bemis  (author appearance)
Clay Carmichael stars-authors-1.jpg
10/05/2013, 02:00 pm
Flyleaf Books
Chapel Hill, NC


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