Triangle Reads

Indiependents Day


{Love is powerful, and sex is sneaky.}

In which Ms. Joshilyn Jackson explains that love is powerful and sex is sneaky, the Lee Bros. explain their boiled peanut obsession, her ladyship, the editor explains her Brunswick Stew non-obsession, and the proper use of fish forks is finally explained--thus eliminating one of the most prevalent and serious stresses of the holiday season.

November 17, 2013



Dearest Readers,

In a couple days many of you will be sitting down to enjoy a Thanksgiving meal with your friends and families, giving due respect and gratitude for the wonderful people in your life. The next day, you may either be watching football together or, more likely, going shopping. “Black Friday” being a tradition in America nearly as compelling as pecan pie at the Thanksgiving table, (if not nearly as satisfying).

Shop SmallThis year her ladyship, the editor, urges her readers to forgo the stress and the crowds and the lines of the stores on Black Friday, and put off their shopping trip until Saturday, instead. “Small Business Saturday” encourages holiday shoppers to “shop small” at their local mom and pop and indie businesses--the local bookstores and toy shops, dress shops and art galleries, the locally-owned and operated gift shops and music stores and pet shops and nurseries.  Not only does shopping local benefit your community, but let’s face it, anyone can grab a box of something off the big stack in the big box store. But that perfect gift you didn’t even know you were looking for? You’ll find that in the little shop down the street.

Have a happy happy Thanksgiving, and read (and shop) independently!


her ladyship, the editor


Lady Banks' Commonplace Book


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

The Maid's VersionShe frightened me at every dawn the summer I stayed with her. She’d sit on the edge of her bed, long hair down, down to the floor and shaking as she brushed and brushed, shadows ebbing from the room and early light flowing in through both windows. Her hair was as long as her story and she couldn’t walk when her hair was not woven into dense braids and pinned around and atop her head. Otherwise her hair dragged the floor like the train of a medieval down and she had to gather it into a sheaf and coil it about her forearm several times to walk the floor without stepping on herself. She’d been born a farm girl, then served as a maid for half a century, so she couldn’t sleep past dawn to win a bet, and all the mornings I knew with her she’d sit in the first light and brush that witchy-long hair, brushed it in sections, over and over, stroking hair that had scarcely been touched by scissors for decades, hair she would not part with despite the extravagance of time it required each dawn. The hair was mostly white smeared by gray, the hues of a newspaper that lay in the rain until headlines blended across the page.

--Daniel Woodrell, The  Maid’s Version (Little Brown, 2013) 9780316205856

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Lady Banks' Receipt Book


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

Southern Living Comfort Food Her ladyship, the editor, has a love-hate relationship with the Southern catch-all dish known as Brunswick Stew. On the one hand, it is a staple in meat-and-three diners that are also famous for their fried chicken and pulled pork barbecue, so why on earth would you ask for Brunswick Stew when either of the other options are on the menu? Isn’t Brunswick Stew just a waste of good BBQ?

On the other hand, when the temperatures dip into the frosty forties, there is something wonderfully satisfying about a big bowl of stew and a side of piping hot hush puppies. As a little girl up north, her ladyship loved her mother’s beef stew on cool fall evenings. Now that she lives in the South, she finds Brunswick Stew a more than acceptable substitute. The recipe below is one of those “use up stuff in the freezer and pantry” recipes. As such, it is forgiving and very easy to make.

Easy Brunswick Stew

3 pounds shredded cooked pork
4 cups frozen cubed hash brown potatoes
3 (14 1/2-ounce) cans diced tomatoes with garlic and onion
1 (14 1/2-ounce) can whole kernel corn, drained
1 (14 1/2-ounce) can cream-style corn
2 cups frozen lima beans
1/2 barbecue sauce
1 tablespoon hot sauce
1 1/2 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon pepper

Stir together shredded pork, 4 cups water, hash brown potatoes. and remaining ingredients in a 6-quart stockpot. Bring stew to a boil; cover, reduce heat, and simer, stirring often, 45 minutes. Yields 5 quarts.

Southern Living Comfort Food: A Delicious Trip Down Memory Lane, forward by Pat Conroy. (Oxmoor House,  2009) 9780848732660
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Lady Banks' Housekeeping Book


Country wisdom from practical people.

Her Ladyship's Guide to Running One's HomeA note about fish knives

“Fish eaters” (the utensils, not the people) were invented in the nineteenth century and adopted by the up-and-coming middle classes, while being frowned upon by the higher echelons of society: in the 1800s,  etiquette books still advocated eating fish either with two ordinary forks or with a fork and a piece of bread. This disapproval of the new implements lasted for generations; in 1954 John Betjeman published a poem called ‘How to Get On in Society’ in which fish knives were lampooned alongside frills around cutlets and log fires that could be turned on with the flick of a switch.
Times change, however. Nowadays many people find that they have inherited a previous generation’s canteen of cutlery that includes fish knives and forks, and don’t know whether to use them or not.  In this instance, Her Ladyship would simply ask her readers if they find the implements attractive and comfortable to use. If so, use them. She doe herself  and doesn’t care what anyone thinks.

Her Ladyship’s Guide to Running One’s Home by Caroline Taggart (National Trust, 1992)
9781907892134

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Parapalooza! Paragraphs worth spreading:
Better Nate Than Ever


Tim Federle

Better Nate Than EverA small-town boy hops a bus to New York City to crash an audition for E.T.: The Musical.

Nate Foster has big dreams. His whole life, he’s wanted to star in a Broadway show. (Heck, he’d settle for seeing a Broadway show.) But how is Nate supposed to make his dreams come true when he’s stuck in Jankburg, Pennsylvania, where no one (except his best pal Libby) appreciates a good show tune? With Libby’s help, Nate plans a daring overnight escape to New York. There’s an open casting call for E.T.: The Musical, and Nate knows this could be the difference between small-town blues and big-time stardom.
Tim Federle writes a warm and witty debut that's full of broken curfews, second chances, and the adventure of growing up—because sometimes you have to get four hundred miles from your backyard to finally feel at home.

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Book & Author Gossip

This is the Story of a Happy MarriageCalling Ann Patchett’s new book “This Is the Story of a Happy Marriage” a collection of essays is like calling a crime scene a bunch of photo-ops, or the Great Smokies an arboretum.  The author, whose fiction includes two of the greatest novels of her generation (“Bel Canto” and “State of Wonder”), has refashioned previously published articles to create a narrative design with insight, humor and pathos. Ann Patchett

Patchett’s own self-criticism would suggest that as a writer she sometimes “errs frankly on the side of sweetness.” Yet there is little sign of that gentle failing in the essays that make up “This Is the Story of a Happy Marriage.” It’s true she often praises her friends and colleagues, goes out of her way to say nice things about people she knows and loves, and ends up making lemonade with most of the lemons that have been tossed her way. Yet even her kindest portrayals tend to be accurate. More Ann Patchett

Guests on EarthLee Smith is an assured and accomplished writer, and her use of Zelda as a subject in “Guests on Earth” is brilliant. Her choice of Evalina as a narrator is equally fortunate because she is a woman who doesn’t have enough energy to accommodate her talent. Educated by nuns, she is utterly committed to respectable behavior. Again and again, she insists on being an accompanist only; she seems born to submit. In the sanatorium, she watches with awe as Zelda, even in illness, radiates energy. Guests on Earth

In the 45 years since the publication of her first novel, Lee Smith has become one of the South’s most revered storytellers and stylists. Her gifts and reputation make her distinctly qualified to take on the treacherous task of reimagining the last days of Zelda Fitzgerald, the muse behind “The Great Gatsby,” whose tragic life and more tragic end have haunted readers for generations. More about Lee Smith

Someone Else's Love StorySOMEONE ELSE’S LOVE STORY features two sets of male/female best friends: Walcott and Shandi, William and Paula. Shandi falls for William in chapter one, when they are caught together in a robbery gone bad and William steps between the gun and Shandi’s little son. I wanted the romantic focus to stay on William and Shandi, and yet they each had a best friend of the opposite sex. There was too much possibility! Love is powerful, and sex is sneaky. They can sprout between the most unlikely people. Joshylin Jackson

 

Southern FoodJohn Egerton, the author and journalist whose work on Southern food and race gave powerful voice to the complexities of the American South, died Thursday morning in Nashville, Tenn., of a heart attack. He was 78.  Egerton’s book “Southern Food: At Home, On the Road, In History,” published in 1987, is widely considered one the essential texts on the subject. As much a history and travelogue as it is a cookbook, “Southern Food” has endured as a model for approaching Southern cuisine as an avenue to substantive cultural inquiry. John Egerton

For my wife, Nathalie Dupree, and me, our lasting memory of this year’s Southern Book Festival in Nashville will be our having lunch on Saturday with John Egerton at one his downtown hideaways. It marked the 20th anniversary of my first meeting Nathalie, at the 1993 festival. We got married six months to the day later. More Egerton

Lee Bros. Southern CookbookWhat possessed you to start a boiled peanuts catalog as your first business venture? Well, we started off, oddly enough, in New York and just being homesick for boiled peanuts. We were like, “Why can’t we get boiled peanuts here in New York where everything is available?” So we boiled them up in our apartment, and we thought, “This is so cool! We can make this taste travel.” We originally thought that we would sell them in restaurants in New York, that they would take over the world and we would be the boiled peanut magnates. Obviously that didn’t work, and we realized we’d have to sell them by mail order to people who already knew what they were. Matt & Ted’s Excellent Adventure

This Dark Road to MercyAnother author calls Wilmington home. Wiley Cash, author of the well-reviewed 2012 novel A Land More Kind Than Home, closed on a house in the area last week.  Cash originally hails from around Gastonia, but he met his wife at a Wilmington nightspot and his in-laws still live in the vicinity. Wiley Cash

 

 

 

 

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:

Kay Wilkinson BarleyKaye Wilkinson Barley   
Birmingham, AL | 02/08/2014 to 02/09/2014 | Detail | Request this author!

Susan BoyerSusan M. Boyer   
Panama City, FL | 02/01/2014 to 02/02/2014 | Detail | Request this author!
Birmingham, AL | 02/08/2014 to 02/09/2014 | Detail | Request this author!
Dahlonega, GA | 03/07/2014 to 03/09/2014 | Detail | Request this author!
Greenville, SC | 04/07/2014 to 04/08/2014 | Detail | Request this author!
Bluffton, SC | 05/14/2014 to 05/15/2014 | Detail | Request this author!
Columbia, SC | 05/16/2014 to 05/18/2014 | Detail | Request this author!

Laine CrosbyLaine Crosby   Atlanta, GA | 12/20/2013 to 12/29/2013 | Detail | Request this author!

Kaye Hinckley   Atlanta, GA | 12/06/2013 to 12/07/2013 | Detail | Request this author!

C.D. MitchellC.D. Mitchell   
Dahlonega, GA | 03/07/2014 to 03/08/2014 | Detail | Request this author!
Fairhope, AL | 03/28/2014 to 03/29/2014 | Detail | Request this author!
Jonesboro , AR | 04/03/2014 to 04/05/2014 | Detail | Request this author!
Epworth by the Sea, GA | 06/13/2014 to 06/18/2014 | Detail | Request this author!

Bryan Robinson   
Spartanburg, SC | 01/16/2014 to 01/17/2014 | Detail | Request this author!
Charlotte, NC | 02/22/2014 to 02/23/2014 | Detail | Request this author! 
Asheville, NC | 03/07/2014 to 03/08/2014 | 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

There's another option for consumers not interested in hitting the stores on Black Friday.  The fourth annual Small Business Saturday is scheduled for November 30.  "You can get a lot of the same things, often times with a better customer service experience and sometimes some more unique things at your local small business.  And so, that's what Small Business Saturday is really all about.” Avid Bookshop and Small Business Saturday

Spellbound Children’s Books is now entering its fourth chapter.  For almost the past decade, owner Leslie Hawkins has re-imagined her business model in four different spaces in Asheville. On Oct. 20, the bookstore opened in The Lofts at Reynolds Village after sharing a space on Battery Park Avenue downtown with ZaPow art gallery.  “Since my business is not quite like anything else I’ve ever seen, I could just make (my business approach) up,” Hawkins said. “I could have it be whatever it needed to be.” Spellbound Children’s Bookshop

State arson investigators weren’t able to determine what caused the September fire on Front Street in Georgetown, but said it was not arson, according to a report released Thursday by the State Law Enforcement Division. Harborwalk Books fire not arson

While I was in Nashville, I had to make a literary pilgrimage … to a very special independent bookstore. Parnassus Books is named for a mountain in central Greece where the Muses lived—and it’s known as the mythological home of music and poetry, so you know it’s got to be good. Parnassus Books

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Lady Banks' {Book} Trailer Park:
The All Girl Filling Station's Last Reunion


The All Girl Filling Station's Last Reunion

The one and only Fannie Flagg, beloved author of Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Cafe, Can’t Wait to Get to Heaven, and I Still Dream About You, is at her hilarious and superb best in this new comic mystery novel about two women who are forced to reimagine who they are.
 
All Girl Filling Station's Last ReunionMrs. Sookie Poole of Point Clear, Alabama, has just married off the last of her daughters and is looking forward to relaxing and perhaps traveling with her husband, Earle. The only thing left to contend with is her mother, the formidable Lenore Simmons Krackenberry. Lenore may be a lot of fun for other people, but is, for the most part, an overbearing presence for her daughter. Then one day, quite by accident, Sookie discovers a secret about her mother’s past that knocks her for a loop and suddenly calls into question everything she ever thought she knew about herself, her family, and her future.
 
Sookie begins a search for answers that takes her to California, the Midwest, and back in time, to the 1940s, when an irrepressible woman named Fritzi takes on the job of running her family’s filling station. Soon truck drivers are changing their routes to fill up at the All-Girl Filling Station. Then, Fritzi sees an opportunity for an even more groundbreaking adventure. As Sookie learns about the adventures of the girls at the All-Girl Filling Station, she finds herself with new inspiration for her own life.

Fabulous, fun-filled, spanning decades and generations, and centered on a little-known aspect of America’s twentieth-century story, The All-Girl Filling Station’s Last Reunionis another irresistible novel by the remarkable Fannie Flagg.

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Read This! Recommended Reading from The Booklover's Bookstore in Aiken, SC and Inkwood Books in Tampa, FL


From Fran Bush at The Booklover’s Bookstore in Aiken, SC:

Ghost Gone WildCarolyn Hart is one of my favorite authors and Bailey Ruth is one of my favorite characters. Ghost Gone Wild is a Wonderful Read! Just Good Fun. I love Carolyn's view of Heaven! 9780425260753

 

 

 

 

 

Mrs. Jeffries and the Merry GentlemenThe Mrs. Jeffries series by Emily Brightwell is one of my favorite Mystery series. Mrs. Jeffries and the Merry Gentleman is a Great Holiday Read. Inspector Witherspoon has a case that needs to be solved now so they can all enjoy Christmas and his Housekeeper, Mrs. Jeffries, and the rest of the household and a few dear friends are there to help, in the background, of course.  9780425268087

 

 

 

The Walnut TreeThe Walnut Tree: A Holiday Tale by Charles Todd (mother and son, writing team - Caroline and Charles are some of our favorite people and favorite authors. "The Walnut Tree" is set at the beginning of WW I in England with a Lady who becomes a Nursing Sister. Don and I enjoy their Ian Rutledge series and Bess Crawford series. "The Walnut Tree" is loosely tided to the Bess Crawford series.  9780062236876

 

 


From Inkwood Books in Tampa, FL

The Book of MenTHE BOOK OF MEN: EIGHTY WRITERS ON HOW TO BE A MAN edited by COLUM McCANN -- “If you haven’t heard of the amazing literary non-profit Narrative 4, humor me a second. Founded by such heavy-hitters as Reza Aslan, Ishmael Beah and Ron Rash (to name but a very few) Narrative 4 is based on the principle belief that understanding, empathy and compassion are fostered thru collective storytelling. To help launch Narrative 4, Esquire asked eighty of the world’s greatest writers to send in a story, all with the prompt, “How to Be a Man.” The result is a compelling, lovely exploration not only of masculinity and all its trappings, but of humanity itself." Amanda. 9781250047762


David and GoliathDAVID AND GOLIATH: UNDERDOGS, MISFITS, AND THE ART OF BATTLING GIANTS by MALCOLM GLADWELL -- “From the bestselling author of Outliers, The Tipping Point, and Blink, Malcolm Gladwell's newest book bases its premise on the ancient battle between David and Goliath. He argues that a smaller opponent can defeat a larger opponent when they begin to think unconventionally. To succeed, the small guy doesn't need to play by the same rules as the big guy. He cites examples from business to guerilla warfare to a below average basketball team that went nearly undefeated with the full court press. Yet another incredibly interesting, inspiring and informative must-read from Gladwell.” Christian. 9780316204361

The Diary of Edward the HampsterTHE DIARY OF EDWARD THE HAMSTER 1990-1990 by Miriam and Ezra Elia- “'It’s my anniversary and no one seems to have noticed. Six months today.  Six months since they “bought” me from Sniffles Pet Shop.' Thus begins the Diary of a snarky, chain-smoking hamster named Edward with bouts of hopeful joy and deep depression depending on the day, hour or minute. I have not had one customer who has not laughed out loud after reading this book. We have signed copies from Edward when he was on the book tour.  If you need a laugh or a gift to brighten someone’s day with a dark sense of humor…..READ THIS NOW!!!!” Stefani 9780399165979


The DinnerTHE DINNER by HERMAN KOCH—“Herman Koch’s thriller brilliantly weaves multiple story lines into the span of a single dinner. Two couples meet at fancy restaurant, for what appears to be a casual chance to catch-up. But as the evening goes on, polite smiles can no longer hide the tension radiating across the table. Each couple has a fifteen year old son. The two boys are united by their accountability for a single horrific act, resulting in a police investigation. The couples must decide how to act, forcing them to show just how far they are willing to go to protect the ones they love.” Lindsay. 9780385346856


A Greyhound of a GirlA GREYHOUND OF A GIRL by RODDY DOYLE - "Though billed as a book for young adults, I'd nevertheless gift this novel to friends young and old. Doyle's lovely ghost story unites four generations of women -'one of them dead, one of them dying, one of them driving, and one of them just starting out' - for a wild midnight joyride along the Irish seaside. The slight spookiness will draw kids in, and they'll be charmed by the heroines' cheekiness. Adults will relish in the bittersweet mediation on death, family bonds, and the passage of time. It struck a cord in me to vicariously reconnect with my own past through these women, and I'd recommend Greyhound to all who love a good laugh, a good cry, and most importantly a smashing good story." Amanda. 9781419707988


Heart of DarknessHEART OF DARKNESS
by JOSEPH CONRAD illustrated by MATT KISH -- Attention literary nerds! Conrad’s masterpiece of human depravity has been made even awesome-er by the addition of Matt Kish’s page-by-page illumination, and is a necessary addition to your library. If any further proof needs to be had on the superiority of print books over e-books, it’s hard copies of astounding beauty like this one. And if you haven’t yet read Heart of Darkness, or have soporific memories of it from high school, trust me and give it a chance. Amanda. 9781935639664


Herman and RosieHERMAN AND ROSIE by GUS GORDON—“This is the story of how Herman met Rosie. Herman and Rosie lived in a very busy city. Herman liked playing the oboe, the smell of hot dogs, and watching films about the ocean. Rosie liked pancakes, listening to jazz records, and watching films about the ocean. Despite living in a vibrant, bustling city, Herman and Rosie were both lonely, until one night Rosie heard the familiar sounds of a groovy jazz number…leading her to Herman! This is such a sweet, beautifully illustrated story. Your kids will fall in love with Herman and Rosie.” Lindsay. 9781596438569


A HIstory of the World in 100 ObjectsA HISTORY OF THE WORLD IN 100 OBJECTS by NEIL MACGREGOR—“This kind of book sits on a coffee table or next to your bed and is read over and over again for years.  Each time you open it, MacGregor uses humor, facts and photographs to educate readers on the objects that shaped civilization. From the Rosetta Stone to a Buckskin Map what you learn here will help you or the curious person in your life entertain at dinner parties and family holiday dinners. I wish my dentist would buy a copy of this book and put it in the waiting room instead of Golf Digest!” Stefani. 9780143124153


The Kinfolk TableTHE KINFOLK TABLE: RECIPES FOR SMALL GATHERINGS  by NATHAN WILLIAMS—“The Kinfolk Table is about good food, but it’s just as much about opening up the table to the people around you. Too many meals are spent in front of the TV these days. The dinner table used to be a place for friends, family and conversation, and Nathan Williams and the people of Kinfolk are trying to make it a cool place to eat again. Beautifully photographed, The Kinfolk Table shares go-to recipes that are uncomplicated, inexpensive, and exactly what you need to prepare understated, unfussy meals. This is the perfect book to help you prepare for the holidays that are just around the corner. I plan on making the Pumpkin Bread with Maple Cinnamon Glaze and the Sweet Potato Biscuits for Thanksgiving!” Lindsay. 9781579655327

Much LovedMUCH LOVED by MARK NIXON -- “A photography book for everyone who has ever loved a stuffed bear or bunny to the point of threadbare existence. Nixon captures each well-loved image accompanied by age, story and owner information. There is particular poignancy and humor in BED TED and BROWNIE. On the last page, Nixon invites you to paste a photo of your own MUCH LOVED animal and write down why they helped you through the good and bad times of childhood and (sometimes) beyond.” Stefani, Amanda, Lindsay. 9781419710124

Stay Up with MeSTAY UP WITH ME: STORIES by TOM BARBASH --"I can't promise that you'll necessarily like all of the characters in these stories, but I can say that Barbash's stories elicit empathy where you least expect it. From a single mother who interfers to an uncomfortable extent in her son's love life to the host of a Thanksgiving Day parade party swathed in his swank apartment and trying to keep the myth of his marriage alive, Barbash compellingly portrays the torrent of emotions we humans are subject to. Plus, Dave Eggers says right on the book jacket that it's one of the most satisfying collections he's ever read, so what more do you need?" Amanda. 9780062258120

This is Between UsTHIS IS BETWEEN US by KEVIN SAMPELL -- “Sampell is my new hero, a bookseller turned author who understands middle-aged heartbreak and love. This couple has baggage that does not fit in the overhead compartment or almost anywhere else in their respective lives. Over the course of 5 years Sampell tells their story of sexual obsession, turned romance, turned mature relationship with remarkable insight. At certain points I thought he may have been spying on me!” Stefani. 9781935639701

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Southern Indie Bestsellers: Highlights

For the week ending November 17, 2013. Books on the Southern Indie Bestseller List that are southern in nature or have been recently recommended by southern indie booksellers.

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. Sycamore Row
John Grisham, Doubleday, $28.95, 9780385537131
2. The Goldfinch
Donna Tartt, Little Brown, $30, 9780316055437
3. The Valley of Amazement
Amy Tan, Ecco, $29.99, 9780062107312
4. The First Phone Call From Heaven
Mitch Albom, Harper, $24.99, 9780062294371
okra5. Guests on Earth
Lee Smith, Shannon Ravenel Books, $25.95, 9781616202538

6. The All-Girl Filling Station's Last Reunion
Fannie Flagg, Random House, $27, 9781400065943
7. Aimless Love
Billy Collins, Random House, $26, 9780679644057
8. Dust
Patricia Cornwell, Putnam Adult, $28.95, 9780399157578
9. The Signature of All Things
Elizabeth Gilbert, Viking, $28.95, 9780670024858
10. We Are Water
Wally Lamb, Harper, $29.99, 9780061941023
11. The Lowland
Jhumpa Lahiri, Knopf, $27.95, 9780307265746
12. The Luminaries
Eleanor Catton, Little Brown, $27, 9780316074315
13. Dog Songs
Mary Oliver, Penguin Press, $26.95, 9781594204784
14. Doctor Sleep
Stephen King, Scribner, $30, 9781476727653
15. Want Not
Jonathan Miles, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, $26, 9780547352206

HARDCOVER NONFICTION

1. Things That Matter
Charles Krauthammer, Crown Forum, $28, 9780385349178
2. The Death of Santini
Pat Conroy, Nan A. Talese, $28.95, 9780385530903
3. The Bully Pulpit
Doris Kearns Goodwin, S&S, $40, 9781416547860
4. David and Goliath
Malcolm Gladwell, Little Brown, $29, 9780316204361
5. Killing Jesus
Bill O'Reilly, Martin Dugard, Holt, $28, 9780805098549
6. This Is the Story of a Happy Marriage
Ann Patchett, Harper, $27.99, 9780062236678
7.Double Down
Mark Halperin, John Heilemann, Penguin Press, $29.95, 9781594204401
8. I Am Malala
Malala Yousafzai, Little Brown, $26, 9780316322409
9. Everything I Need to Know I Learned From a Little Golden Book
Diane Muldrow, Golden Books, $9.99, 9780307977618
10. Stitches
Anne Lamott, Riverhead, $17.95, 9781594632587
11. Grain Brain: The Surprising Truth about Wheat, Carbs, and Sugar--Your Brain's Silent Killers
David Perlmutter, Little Brown, $27, 9780316234801
12. The Southerner's Handbook: A Guide to Living the Good Life
Garden & Gun Magazine, HarperWave, $27.99, 9780062242389
13. One Summer: America, 1927
Bill Bryson, Doubleday, $28.95, 9780767919401
14. The Aviators: Eddie Rickenbacker, Jimmy Doolittle, Charles Lindbergh, and the Epic Age of Flight
Winston Groom, National Geographic, $30, 9781426211560
15. The Men Who United the States
Simon Winchester, Harper, $29.99, 9780062079602

TRADE PAPERBACK FICTION

1. Dear Life
Alice Munro, Vintage, $15.95, 9780307743725
2. The Round House
Louise Erdrich, Harper Perennial, $15.99, 9780062065254
3. Me Before You
Jojo Moyes, Penguin, $16, 9780143124542
4. Beautiful Ruins
Jess Walter, Harper Perennial, $15.99, 9780061928178
5. Where'd You Go, Bernadette
Maria Semple, Back Bay, $14.99, 9780316204262
okra 6. The House Girl
Tara Conklin, Morrow, $14.99, 9780062207517

7. Flight Behavior
Barbara Kingsolver, Harper Perennial, $16.99, 9780062124272
8. The Dinner
Herman Koch, Hogarth, $14, 9780385346856
9. The Light Between Oceans
M.L. Stedman, Scribner, $16, 9781451681758
10. Hateship, Friendship, Courtship, Loveship, Marriage
Alice Munro, Vintage, $15.95, 9780375727436
11. The Storyteller
Jodi Picoult, Atria, $16, 9781439102770
12. The Silent Wife
A.S.A. Harrison, Penguin, $16, 9780143123231
13. The Great Gatsby
F.Scott Fitzgerald, Scribner, $15, 9781451689433
14. Orphan Train
Christina Baker Kline, Morrow, $14.99, 9780061950728
15. Winter of the World
Ken Follett, NAL, $25, 9780451419248

TRADE PAPERBACK NONFICTION

1. Hyperbole and a Half
Allie Brosh, Touchstone, $17.99, 9781451666175
2. Proof of Heaven
Eben Alexander, M.D., S&S, $15.99, 9781451695199
3. Unlikely Loves
Jennifer S. Holland, Workman, $13.95, 9780761174424
4. Wild
Cheryl Strayed, Vintage, $15.95, 9780307476074
5. Orange Is the New Black
Piper Kerman, Spiegel & Grau, $16, 9780812986181
6. Night
Elie Wiesel, FSG, $9.95, 9780374500016
7. Lady Catherine, the Earl, and the Real Downton Abbey
The Countess of Carnarvon, Broadway, $15.99, 9780385344968
8. Wreck This Journal
Keri Smith, Perigee, $15, 9780399161940
9. The Best American Essays 2013
Cheryl Strayed, Robert Atwan (Eds.), Mariner, $14.95, 9780544103887
10.Thomas Jefferson: The Art of Power
Jon Meacham, Random House, $20, 9780812979480
11. Rude Bitches Make Me Tired
Celia Rivenbark, Griffin, $14.99, 9781250029232
12. Unfathomable City: A New Orleans Atlas
Rebecca Solnit, Rebecca Snedeker, University of California Press, $29.95, 9780520274044
13. The Old Farmer's Almanac 2014
Old Farmer's Almanac, $7.95, 9781571986030
14. The Genius of Dogs
Vanessa Woods, Brian Hare, Plume, $17, 9780142180464
15. The End of Your Life Book Club
Will Schwalbe, Vintage, $15, 9780307739780

MASS MARKET

1. Ender's Game
Orson Scott Card, Tor, $7.99, 9780765370624
2. A Dance With Dragons
George R.R. Martin, Bantam, $9.99, 9780553582017
3. The Catcher in the Rye
J.D. Salinger, Little Brown, $6.99, 9780316769488
4. To Kill a Mockingbird
Harper Lee, Grand Central, $7.99, 9780446310789
5. A Game of Thrones
George R.R. Martin, Bantam, $9.99, 9780553593716
6. 1984
George Orwell, Signet, $9.99, 9780451524935
7. Lord of the Flies
William Golding, Berkley, $9.99, 9780399501487
8. The Name of the Wind
Patrick Rothfuss, DAW, $8.99, 9780756404741
9. A Clash of Kings
George R.R. Martin, Bantam, $9.99, 9780345535429
10. The Racketeer
John Grisham, Dell, $9.99, 9780345530578

CHILDREN'S ILLUSTRATED

1. The Day the Crayons Quit
Drew Daywalt, Oliver Jeffers (Illus.), Philomel, $17.99, 9780399255373
2. Pete the Cat: The First Thanksgiving
James Dean, Kimberly Dean, HarperFestival, $6.99, 9780062198693
3. An Otis Christmas
Loren Long, Philomel, $17.99, 9780399163951
4. Pete the Cat and His Magic Sunglasses
Drew Daywalt, Oliver Jeffers (Illus.), Philomel, $17.99, 9780399255373
5. Goodnight Moon
Margaret Wise Brown, Clement Hurd (Illus.), Harper, $8.99, 9780694003617
6. Little Santa
Jon Agee, Dial, $17.99, 9780803739062
7. Cinders: A Chicken Cinderella
Jan Brett, Putnam, $17.99, 9780399257834
8. Goodnight, Goodnight, Construction Site
Sherri Duskey Rinker, Tom Lichtenheld (Illus.), Chronicle, $16.99, 9780811877824
9. Ladybug Girl and the Big Snow
Jacky Davis, David Soman (Illus.), Dial, $17.99, 9780803735835
10. Who Is Coming to Our House?
Joseph Slate, Ashley Wolff (Illus.), Putnam, $6.99, 9780399234101

CHILDREN'S INTEREST

1. The Book Thief
Markus Zusak, Knopf, $12.99, 9780385754729
2. The Fault in Our Stars
John Green, Dutton, $17.99, 9780525478812
3. Rush Revere and the Brave Pilgrims
Rush Limbaugh, Threshold Editions, $19.99, 9781476755861
4. Wonder
R.J. Palacio, Knopf, $15.99, 9780375869020
5. Flora and Ulysses: The Illuminated Adventures
Kate DiCamillo, K.G. Campbell (Illus.), Candlewick, $17.99, 9780763660406
6. Journey to Rainbow Island
Christie Hsiao, Benbella, $17.95, 9781939529244
7. The Christmas Tale of Peter Rabbit
Emma Thompson, Eleanor Taylor (Illus.), Frederick Warne and Company, $20, 9780723276944
8.Giving Thanks: Poems, Prayers, and Praise Songs of Thanksgiving
Katherine Paterson, Chronicle, $18.99, 9781452113395
9. Looking for Alaska
John Green, Speak, $9.99, 9780142402511
10. The Boy in the Striped Pajamas
John Boyne, David Fickling, $8.99, 9780385751537

CHILDREN'S FICTION SERIES TITLES

1. Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Hard Luck
Jeff Kinney, Amulet, $13.95, 9781419711329
2. The House of Hades (The Heroes of Olympus, Book Four)
Rick Riordan, Hyperion, $19.99, 9781423146728
3. Allegiant (Divergent, #3)
Veronica Roth, Katherine Tegen Books, $19.99, 9780062024060
4. Divergent
Veronica Roth, Katherine Tegen Books, $9.99, 9780062024039
5. Catching Fire (The Second Book of the Hunger Games)
Suzanne Collins, Scholastic, $12.99, 9780545586177
6. Royal Ranger (Ranger's Apprentice)
John Flanagan, Philomel, $18.99, 9780399163609
7. The Hunger Games
Suzanne Collins, Scholastic, $12.99, 9780545425117
8. Legend
Marie Lu, Speak, $9.99, 9780142422076
9. Thanksgiving on Thursday (Magic Tree House #27)
Mary Pope Osborne, Sal Murdocca (Illus.), Random House, $4.99, 9780375806155
10. Mockingjay (The Final Book of the Hunger Games)
Suzanne Collins, Scholastic, $18.99, 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! See the full Southern Indie Bestseller list here.


Guests on Earth
The All-Girl Filling Station's Last Reunion
Want Not
The Southerner's Handbook: A Guide to Living the Good Life
One Summer: America, 1927
The Aviators: Eddie Rickenbacker, Jimmy Doolittle, Charles Lindbergh, and the Epic Age of Flight
Hateship, Friendship, Courtship, Loveship, Marriage
The Silent Wife
The Great Gatsby
Orphan Train
Winter of the World
Night
Lady Catherine, the Earl, and the Real Downton Abbey
Wreck This Journal
Thomas Jefferson: The Art of Power
Rude Bitches Make Me Tired
Unfathomable City: A New Orleans Atlas
The Genius of Dogs
The End of Your Life Book Club
Lord of the Flies
The Name of the Wind
Little Santa
Who Is Coming to Our House?
Journey to Rainbow Island
The Christmas Tale of Peter Rabbit
Giving Thanks: Poems, Prayers, and Praise Songs of Thanksgiving
The Boy in the Striped Pajamas


Author Readings


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

Where the Mountain Meets the Moon Party  (other event)
11/14/2014, 07:00 pm
Little Shop of Stories
Decatur, GA

The Resurrectionist by Matthew Guinn  (author appearance)
Matthew Guinn
11/29/2013, 10:00 am
Lemuria Books
JACKSON, MS

okraThe Tilted World by Beth Ann Fennelly and Tom Franklin  (author appearance)
Beth Ann Fennelly
11/29/2013, 12:00 pm
Lemuria Books
JACKSON, MS

Y'All Come Over by Amy Lyles Wilson  (author appearance)
Amy Lyles Wilson
11/29/2013, 02:00 pm
Lemuria Books
JACKSON, MS

William Woodson Author of Waccamaw Gold  (author appearance)
William Woodson
11/29/2013, 11:00 pm
Litchfield Books
Pawleys Island, SC

Story Time with Mrs. Claus  (other event)
Bryan Robinson
11/29/2013, 05:30 pm
Page After Page
Elizabeth City, NC

Raul Rubio -- La Habana  (author appearance)
Raul Rubio
11/29/2013, 06:30 pm
Book & Books Inc.

Adam Rubin- Dragons Love Tacos  (author appearance)
Adam Rubin
11/29/2013, 12:30 pm
Quail Ridge Books

William Murdock  (author appearance)
William Murdock
11/30/2013, 11:00 am
Accent On Books

Author event: Sheri Wren Haymore - A Higher Voice  (author appearance)
Sheri Wren Haymore
11/30/2013, 11:00 am
Park Road Books
Charlotte, NC

Author event: Deborah Lystrom - Dancing to my Heartbeat  (author appearance)
Deborah Lystrom
11/30/2013, 02:00 pm
Park Road Books
Charlotte, NC

Rivers by Michael Farris Smith  (author appearance)
Michael Farris Smith
11/30/2013, 11:00 am
Lemuria Books
JACKSON, MS

Banjo's Dream by Marshall Ramsey  (author appearance)
Marshall Ramsey
11/30/2013, 03:00 pm
Lemuria Books
JACKSON, MS

Indies First Day featuring Daniel Wallace, Rosecrans Baldwin & Alan Shapiro!  (author appearance)
Daniel Wallace
11/30/2013, 09:00 am
Flyleaf Books
Chapel Hill, NC

Irene Irelynn -The Forgotten Book and the Gatekeeper's Circle  (author appearance)
Irene Irelynn
11/30/2013, 01:00 pm
Little Professor Book Center
Homewood, AL

Book Signing With Deb Sharp  (author appearance)
Deborah Sharp
11/30/2013, 11:00 am
Sanibel Island Bookshop
Sanibel, FL

JENNIFER PHARR DAVIS presents her hiking memoir Called Again  (author appearance)
Jennifer Pharr Davis
11/30/2013, 07:00 pm
Malaprops Bookstore

CLASSICS BOOK GROUP  (book club)
11/30/2013, 07:00 pm
A Novel Experience
Zebulon, GA

Charles McNair- Pickett’s Charge  (author appearance)
Charles McNair
11/30/2013, 01:00 pm
FoxTale Book Shoppe
Woodstock, GA

Meet Deron Hicks  (author appearance)
Deron Hicks
11/30/2013, 11:00 am
The Book Tavern
Augusta, GA

Mary Popham Book Signing  (author appearance)
Mary Popham
11/30/2013, 01:00 pm
A Reader's Corner Bookstore
Louisville, KY

Indies First Saturday with Pearl Cleage, Isabel Wilkerson, and Fiona Zedde  (other event)
11/30/2013, 11:00 am
Charis Books & More
Atlanta, GA

Celebrate Indies on Small Business Saturday  (other event)
11/30/2013, 10:00 am
Sundial Books
Chincoteague, VA

Eerie South Carolina Author Event  (author appearance)
Sherman Carmichael
11/30/2013, 02:00 pm
Books on Broad
Camden, SC

Celebrate Small Business and Small Press Saturday!  (other event)
11/30/2013, 10:00 am
Fiction Addiction
Greenville, SC

Welcome Home, Indigeax! Author/Illustrator Reading and Signing  (author appearance)
Wendy Woods
11/30/2013, 02:00 pm
Cavalier House Books
Denham Springs, LA

William Woodson Author of Waccamaw Gold  (author appearance)
William Woodson
11/30/2013, 02:00 pm
Litchfield Books
Pawleys Island, SC

M.A. Kirkwood - Claire Ange - Uptown  (author appearance)
M.A. Kirkwood
11/30/2013, 11:30 pm
Maple Street Book Shop
New Orleans, LA

RONALD D. LANKFORD -- Sleigh Rides, Jingle Bells and Silent Nights  (author appearance)
RONALD D. LANKFORD
11/30/2013, 02:00 pm
Books & Books Inc.

Lauren Rothman -- Style Bible: What to Wear to Work  (author appearance)
Lauren Rothman
11/30/2013, 05:00 pm
Books & Books Inc.

Alexander J. Motyl -- Sweet Snow  (author appearance)
Alexander J. Motyl
11/30/2013, 07:00 pm
Books Books Inc.

Book signing  (author appearance)
Dr. Steve Davis
11/30/2013, 11:00 am
Horton's Books & Gifts
Carrollton, GA

LOCAL AUTHORS (and the Archivist of the United States) BECOME BOOKSELLERS FOR A DAY!  (other event)
11/30/2013, 10:00 am
Regulator Bookshop
durham, NC

Book event: How Lucky We Are by Barbara McMahon  (author appearance)
Barbara McMahon
12/01/2013, 02:00 pm
Park Road Books
Charlotte, NC

Horace Feliu -- The Nativity Conspiracy   (author appearance)
Horace Feliu
12/01/2013, 04:00 pm
Books & Books Inc.

Mishpacha  (other event)
12/01/2013, 02:00 pm
Quail Ridge Books & Music
Raleigh, NC

Flyleaf Books Lovers Club discusses Zealot: The Life and Times of Jesus of Nazareth by Reza Aslan  (book club)
12/02/2013, 07:00 pm
Flyleaf Books
Chapel Hill, NC

Donna Schaper -- Grace at Table  (author appearance)
Donna Schaper
12/02/2013, 06:30 pm
Books & Books Inc.

Josh Ruxin -- A Thousand Hills to Heaven   (author appearance)
Josh Ruxin
12/02/2013, 08:00 pm
Book & Books Inc.

Nicholas Carnes--White Collar Government  (author appearance)
Nicholas Carnes
12/02/2013, 07:00 pm
Regulator Bookshop
durham, NC

PRB Book Club - Mira Corpora by Jeff Jackson - meet the author!  (book club)
12/03/2013, 06:30 pm
Park Road Books
Charlotte, NC

UNC Humanities Spotlight on Scholars: Soccer Politics: Understanding Football in Latin America  (other event)
12/03/2013, 04:30 pm
Flyleaf Books
Chapel Hill, NC

Author Robert Macomber  (author appearance)
Robert Macomber
12/03/2013, 06:00 pm
Copperfish Books

Book Signing - James W. Hall  (author appearance)
James W. Hall
12/03/2013, 01:00 pm
Hooked On Books
Islamorada, FL

YA Author ARIN GREENWOOD Signs and Discusses SAVE THE ENEMY  (author appearance)
Arin Greenwood
12/03/2013, 07:00 pm
Inkwood Books
Tampa, FL

Pickles, Pigs & Whiskey: Recipes from My Three Favorite Food Groups and Then Some  (author appearance)
John Currence
12/03/2013, 05:00 pm
Lemuria Books
JACKSON, MS

Ann Patchett - This is the Story of a Happy Marriage  (author appearance)
Ann Patchett
12/03/2013, 04:00 pm
Alabama Booksmith
Birmingham, AL

Bernice Berger Miller -- Liver Transplant: My Story  (author appearance)
Bernice Berger Miller
12/03/2013, 06:30 pm
Books & Books Inc.

Victoria Wilson in conversation with Foster Hirsch -- A Life of Barbara Stanwyck  (author appearance)
Victoria Wilson
12/03/2013, 08:00 pm
Books & Books Inc.

Anne Allsion--Precarious Japan  (author appearance)
Anne Allsion
12/03/2013, 07:00 pm
Regulator Bookshop
durham, NC

William Conescu  (author appearance)
William Conescu
12/04/2013, 05:00 pm
The Country Bookshop
Southern Pines, NC

Author event: Theresa Bruce - The Other Mother  (author appearance)
Theresa Bruce
12/04/2013, 07:00 pm
Park Road Books
Charlotte, NC

Sacrificial Poets Open Mic  (other event)
12/04/2013, 06:30 pm
Flyleaf Books
Chapel Hill, NC

An Evening with Pat Conroy - Literacy Council Benefit  (author appearance)
Pat Conroy
12/04/2013, 07:00 pm
Alabama Booksmith
Birmingham, AL

Billy Collins - Aimless Love - Straz Center!  (author appearance)
Billy Collins
12/04/2013, 07:30 pm
Inkwood Books
Tampa, FL

La quiebra del Estado Constitucional -- Luis Fernando Torres  (author appearance)
Luis Fernando Torres
12/04/2013, 06:30 pm
Books & Books Inc.

James W. Hall -- Going Dark   (author appearance)
James W. Hall
12/04/2013, 08:00 pm
Books & Books Inc.

Laura Florand--Chocolate Heart  (author appearance)
Laura Florand
12/04/2013, 07:00 pm
Regulator Bookshop
durham, NC

Author event: Robert Inman - The Governor's Lady  (author appearance)
Robert Inman
12/05/2013, 07:00 pm
Park Road Books
Charlotte, NC

The 2013 Wilde Awards for Children's Literature  (other event)
12/05/2013, 07:00 pm
Flyleaf Books
Chapel Hill, NC

Acoustic Performance by FISTFUL  (other event)
12/05/2013, 07:00 pm
Inkwood Boooks

JAMES W. HALL presents Going Dark: A Thorn Novel  (author appearance)
James W. Hall
12/05/2013, 06:00 pm
Vero Beach Book Center
Vero Beach, FL

Estrella Flores-Carretero -- Piel de agua   (author appearance)
Estrella Flores-Carretero
12/05/2013, 06:30 pm
Book & Books Inc.

Congressman Luis Gutierrez -- Still Dreaming: My Journey from the Barrio to Capitol Hill  (author appearance)
Luis Gutierrez
12/05/2013, 08:00 pm
Books & Books Inc.

Emily Levine  (author appearance)
Emily Levine
12/05/2013, 07:00 pm
Regulator Bookshop
durham, NC

Nancy Stancill- Saving Texas  (author appearance)
Nancy Stancill
12/05/2013, 07:30 pm
Quail Ridge Books & Music
Raleigh, NC

Dana Wildsmith Presents Her Christmas Chapbook  (author appearance)
Dana Wildsmith
12/06/2013, 06:30 pm
City Lights Bookstore
Sylva, NC

James W. Hall  (author appearance)
James W. Hall
12/06/2013, 07:00 pm
Murder on the Beach Mystery Bookstore
Delray Beach, FL

Regina Anavy -- Out of Cuba  (author appearance)
Regina Anavy
12/06/2013, 06:30 pm
Books & Books Inc.

Coral Gables Gallery Night: Elyse Littenberg -- 2013 The Living Series: The Long and Winding Road from the Exterior to the Interior  (author appearance)
Elyse Littenberg
12/06/2013, 07:00 pm
Books & Books Inc.

Nixon, Blevins & Gage- PICKING ON CHRISTMAS  (other event)
12/06/2013, 07:30 pm
Quail Ridge Books & Music
Raleigh, NC

CHICKEN SOUP FOR THE SOUL Just Us Girls and Parenthood editions.  (other event)
12/07/2013, 02:00 pm
The Country Bookshop
Southern Pines, NC

Author event: Clarkie Brown - A Dasher Christmas  (author appearance)
Clarkie Brown
12/07/2013, 02:00 pm
Park Road Books
Charlotte, NC

Hunting for Hemingway author Diane Madsen  (author appearance)
Diane Madsen
12/07/2013, 02:00 pm
Copperfish Books

Take Your Child To A Bookstore Day  (other event)
12/07/2013, 10:00 am
Murder on the Beach Mystery Bookstore
Delray Beach, FL

Local Authors Booksigning  (author appearance)
12/07/2013, 01:00 pm
Highland Books
Brevard, NC

Rachel Niketopoulos- The Carnival of the Animals  (other event)
12/07/2013, 03:00 pm
Quail Ridge Books & Music
Raleigh, NC

Author event: Lionel Vatinet - A Passion for Bread: Lessons from a Master Baker  (author appearance)
Lionel Vatinet
12/08/2013, 02:00 pm
Park Road Books
Charlotte, NC

Poetry Local Mic  (other event)
12/08/2013, 02:00 pm
Bookstore 1 Sarasota

Stacy McAnulty- Dear Santasaurus  (author appearance)
Stacy McAnulty
12/08/2013, 03:00 pm
Quail Ridge Boooks & Music

Pam Saulsby- Holding it Down  (other event)
12/08/2013, 04:30 pm
Quail Ridge Books & Music
Raleigh, NC

Bestselling Author Pat Conroy  (author appearance)
Pat Conroy
12/09/2013, 06:00 pm
Page & Palette
Fairhope, AL

Celia Rivenbark  (author appearance)
Celia Rivenbark
12/09/2013, 12:00 pm
Quail Ridge Books & Music
Raleigh, NC

okraAuthor event: Lee Smith - Guests on Earth  (author appearance)
Lee Smith
12/10/2013, 07:00 pm
Park Road Books
Charlotte, NC

okraBestselling Author Cassandra King  (author appearance)
Cassandra King
12/10/2013, 12:00 pm
Page & Palette
Fairhope, AL

JAMES HALL discusses and signs GOING DARK   (author appearance)
James Hall
12/10/2013, 07:00 pm
Inkwood Books
Tampa, FL

Ten Thousand Breakfasts, A Tale of Wonder  (author appearance)
Ann Ehringhaus
12/10/2013, 07:00 pm
Regulator Bookshop
durham, NC

The Raleigh Boychoir  (other event)
12/10/2013, 05:30 pm
Quail Ridge Books & Music
Raleigh, NC

PRB Geek Book Club - Sabriel by Garth Nix  (book club)
12/11/2013, 07:00 pm
Park Road Books
Charlotte, NC

Sarah Bryan and Beverly Patterson  (author appearance)
Sarah Bryan
12/11/2013, 07:30 pm
Quail Ridge Books & Music
Raleigh, NC

Author event: Larry Meyer - Mother Fracker  (author appearance)
Larry Meyer
12/12/2013, 07:00 pm
Park Road Books
Charlotte, NC

Flyleaf Second Thursday Poetry Reading & Open Mic  (other event)
12/12/2013, 07:00 pm
Flyleaf Books
Chapel Hill, NC

The Christmas Village children’s Author Melissa Goodwin  (author appearance)
Melissa Goodwin
12/12/2013, 05:30 pm
Copperfish Books

Pat Conroy  (author appearance)
Pat Conroy
12/12/2013, 07:00 pm
Quail Ridge Books & Music
Raleigh, NC

Sandra Balzo Booksigning  (author appearance)
Sandra Balzo
12/13/2013, 07:00 pm
Murder on the Beach Mystery Bookstore
Delray Beach, FL

Grown Up Science Night at Hands On!  (other event)
12/14/2013, 07:00 pm
Fountainhead Bookstore

Author event: Scott Fowler - 100 Things Panthers Fans Should Know & Do Before They Die  (author appearance)
Scott Fowler
12/14/2013, 02:00 pm
Park Road Books
Charlotte, NC

Prompt Writing with Nancy Peacock  (writers group)
12/14/2013, 10:00 am
Flyleaf Books
Chapel Hill, NC

Authors Ed & Deb Higgins  (author appearance)
Ed and Deb Higgins
12/14/2013, 05:00 pm
Copperfish Books

Book Signing - Steve Gibbs  (author appearance)
Steve Gibbs
12/14/2013, 11:00 am
Hooked On Books
Islamorada, FL

YA Author Vivi Barnes signs and discusses Olivia Twisted  (author appearance)
Vivi Barnes
12/14/2013, 02:00 pm
Inkwood Books
Tampa, FL

Theresa Crater signing The Star Family  (author appearance)
Theresa Crater
12/14/2013, 03:00 pm
Moravian Book & Gift Shop

Meet The Grinch!  (other event)
12/14/2013, 02:00 pm
Quail Ridge Books & Music
Raleigh, NC

Sunday Sleuths  (book club)
12/15/2013, 03:00 pm
Murder on the Beach Mystery Bookstore
Delray Beach, FL

Maury Levine  (author appearance)
Maury Levine
12/17/2013, 06:00 pm
Little Professor Book Center
Homewood, AL

Alex Albright  (author appearance)
Alex Albright
12/17/2013, 07:30 pm
Quail Ridge Books & Music
Raleigh, NC

Theresa Levitt-   (author appearance)
Theresa Levitt
12/29/2013, 03:00 pm
Quail Ridge Books & Music
Raleigh, NC


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