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{Yes, women can barbecue.}

In which a girl goes blackberry-picking, Mr. Bret Lott remembers when he sold RC Cola, Mr. Greg Iles is called "William Faulkner for the Breaking Bad generation" (whatever generation that might be), and Ms. Melissa Cookson proves that women know their way around a barbecue grill.

May 11, 2014

Dear readers,

Let us take a moment to praise of the books we intended to read!

Yesterday the SIBA Book Award finalists were announced...the "short list" of booksellers' favorite southern books of the year.  How many have you read?

No doubt, at least a few. But no doubt there are also more than a few that you have not read...that you took note of, but for one reason or another did not pick up, and the moment was lost to the next new book to catch your eye, the next enthusiastic recommendation from one of your thousand-plus friends on facebook, the next enticing little little volume you snatched off the dollar shelf at the library sale.

Well, now is the time to revisit all those books you intended to read. The finalists for the SIBA Book Award -- twenty-two books in five different categories -- cover everything from whiskey to whistling, from the earth to the moon (and more).


Guests on Earth by Lee Smith (Shannon Ravenel Books)
Life After Life by Jill McCorkle (Shannon Ravenel Books)
Sycamore Row by John Grisham (Doubleday Books)
The Tilted World by Tom Franklin & Beth Ann Fennelly (William Morrow & Company)
Whistling Past the Graveyard by Susan Crandall (Gallery Books)


The Death of Santiniby Pat Conroy (Nan A. Talese)
Five Days at Memorial by Sheri Fink (Crown Publishing Group)
The Girls of Atomic City by Denise Kiernan (Touchstone Books)
Let's Explore Diabetes With Owlsby David Sedaris (Little, Brown and Company)


A Passion for Breadby Lionel Vatinet (Little, Brown and Company)
The Lee Bros. Charleston Kitchen by Matt & Ted Lee (Clarkson Potter)
Pickles, Pigs & Whiskey by John Currence (Andrews McMeel)


The Book of Goodbyes by  Jillian   Weise   ( BOA Editions Ltd.)
Collected Poems of Cathy Smith Bowers   by Cathy Bowers (Press 53)
Concertina by Joseph Bathanti  (Mercer University Press)
Voodoo for the Other Womanby Angela Kelly (Hub City Press)


The Girl from Felony Bay by J. E. Thompson (Walden Pond Press)
The Mischieviansby William Joyce (Atheneum Books for Young Readers)
Pete the Cat and His Magic Sunglassesby James Dean (HarperCollins)

Young Adult

The Madman's Daughter by Megan Shepherd (Balzer + Bray)
The Moon and Moreby Sarah Dessen (Viking Children’s Books)
Theodore Boone:  The Activist by John Grisham (Dutton Books)

Which deserve to go to the top of your TBR stack?


Read independently...and shop local!

her ladyship, the editor

Lady Banks' Pick of the Week

Lady Banks' Commonplace Book

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

A Bird on Water StreetWe headed west into the Tohachee River Gorge, but cut north on that same winding road I'd seen Eli go up when we'd gone pumpkin huntin' before Halloween. the trees that looked like Fruity Pebbles last fall were now covered in leaves of a million shades of green. The longer we drove, the more lush it became. Piran and I gaped out the windows at the Georgia pines that towered above us with their deep green needles and spiky gray trunks. Light fell across the road, playing tricks on our eyes as we sped through the mottled pattern of calm blue shadows and blinding sun.

"Where we goin'?" I asked.

"To a new blackberry patch your Aunt Livvy told me about--up in a place called Devil's Den, or at least that's what it used to be called."

My ears perked up. Why did that sound familiar?

-- Elizabeth O. Dulemba, A Bird on Water Street (Little Pickle Press, 2014) 9781939775054


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Book & Author Gossip

okraWilliam Faulkner for the Breading Bad generation

Natchez BurningGreg Iles embraces his identity as a Southern writer. On his website, the featured quote about his new book, "Natchez Burning," says: "This is William Faulkner for the 'Breaking Bad' generation." A comment by Stephen King on the book jacket asserts that: "Only a southern man could have written this book, and thank God Greg Iles was there to do the job."




Women can cook barbecue

Smokin' in the Boys' RoomTraditionally, barbecue has been considered a man's game. While the women stay in the kitchen and cook, the men gather 'round the barbecue and, with much fanfare and fire, cook the meat for dinner. It's a little primal and a little sexist, but we let it slide cause it's tradition. Melissa Cookston won't stand for that, though. The two-time Memphis in May Grand Champion and three-time winner of the World Hog Championship has been putting her barbecue brethren to shame for years as co-owner of the Memphis Barbecue Company. As pitmaster, Cookston is proud to represent not only women in the restaurant industry, but also women in barbecue. 9781449441982

Writers speak up for academic freedom

Spartanburg’s Hub City Press has initiated a T-shirt campaign, Writers Speaking Out Loud, for which writers take pictures of themselves wearing a T-shirt emblazoned with the message: “I’m Speaking Out! Support Academic Freedom. Fight Government Censorship.” Those who sent in selfies range from the nationally acclaimed (Pulitzer Prize winner Junot Diaz, Ann Patchett, Emma Donoghue, Dorothy Allison) to those with local or regional ties (Marjory Wentworth, George Singleton, Kwame Dawes). The pictures are posted on a Tumblr blog,, which is updated daily. The book controversy began in March, when the S.C. House of Representatives voted to penalize two state colleges for their choice of books for freshman reading programs.

My grandmother's story

The Girls of Atomic CityThe Girls of Atomic City is the incredible true story of young women recruited from all across the East Coast and the South who moved to a secret city named Oak Ridge, Tennessee, to help the war effort and, without knowing it, helped to build the world’s first atomic bomb.  My grandmother was one of these women. 9781451617535




okra2014 Kentucky Literary Award

The Next Time You See MeSouthern Kentucky Book Fest partners announced Holly Goddard Jones as the winner of this year’s Kentucky Literary Award for her book The Next Time You See Me.First awarded in 2003 and reintroduced in 2012 after a brief hiatus, the Kentucky Literary Award is given to an author from Kentucky or one whose book has a strong Kentucky theme. Fiction and non-fiction books are recognized in alternating years. 9781451683370


okraFrances Mayes thinks you can go home again

Under MagnoliaAs a child I loved Jekyll Island. It was a playground for Northern robber barons, but after World War II it was largely abandoned. So there were all of these beautiful, deserted, shingled mansions, which were oddly enough called cottages. It was a mysterious place for a child to explore. 9780307885913




RC Colas and Flannery O'Connor

Letters and LifeLott was born in California and grew up on the West Coast, but he said his family carried Southern traditions — sentences dappled with “sirs” and “ma’ams,” breakfasts with pork chops and grits and sweet tea. His college education strung across four majors and a stint as an RC Cola salesman. 9781433537837





SalvageThere are a lot of things that are great about Salvage. Ava is easy to relate to and a very strong narrator. Her voice felt real and authentic, and even when the world around her was unfamiliar, she helped make it an easy transition for me as a reader. Part of that is Duncan's fantastic world-building, as I thought the setting was unique and there was an unusual twist with the male-dominated ship. Salvage was definitely a book with strong female characters! Both Ava and that component reminded me a bit of Birthmarkedby Caragh M. O'Brien, which I loved, and I think fans of that series would also likely enjoy this one. 9780062220141


okraPearls and Pantyhose

Popular“I realized I did want friends and I did want to be liked and I did want to be accepted and while I didn’t have a clear cut definition of popularity, I knew that it wasn’t what I was. More than anything, I didn’t have anything to lose, so I said, ‘You know what? I’ll try it for a month.”’ 9780525426813


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STARS Authors

STARSWhat are "STARS" authors? These are authors listing in the Southern Traveling Authors Registration Service--a directory of authors who live in, or are traveling in the South and are interested in meeting with book clubs, civic groups, classrooms, and readers of all kinds. The STARS directory is brought to you by Southern Indie Booksellers, who want to connect readers with their favorite writers.

Meet Elizabeth O. Dulemba

Since Elizabeth is also the author of this week's featured Okra Pick, we wanted to make sure you knew she is touring and available to speak to schools, book clubs, and library programs.

Elizabeth O. DulembaElizabeth O. Dulemba is an award-winning children's book author/illustrator with two dozen titles to her credit. She gives back to the community that supports her as Illustrator Coordinator for the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators (SCBWI) Southern Breeze region (Alabama, Georgia, Florida panhandle) and as a board member for the Georgia Center for the Book. She is a Visiting Associate Professor at Hollins University in the MFA in Children's Book Writing and Illustrating program. She also teaches writing and illustration at other venues and speaks regularly at schools, festivals, and events. Her latest picture books are LULA'S BREW (Xist Publishing) and THE 12 DAYS OF CHRISTMAS IN GEORGIA (Sterling). Her debut historical fiction mid-grade, A BIRD ON WATER STREET, will come out Spring 2014 (Little Pickle Press), for which she's lining up speaking engagements now (visit for details). Her "Coloring Page Tuesday" images (free to parents, teachers and librarians) garner around a million hits to her website annually with over 3,000 subscribers to her newsletter. Learn more at

Elizabeth's Touring Schedule:

  • Tennessee, Copperhill | 05/16/2014 to 05/17/2014

  • North Carolina, Brasstown | 05/17/2014 to 05/19/2014

  • Georgia, Atlanta | 09/12/2014 to 09/14/2014

Request Elizabeth for a book club or event

Elizabeth's Profile Page on STARS

A Bird on Water StreetA Bird on Water Street is a coming of age story about Jack, the son of a miner growing up in a Southern Appalachian town environmentally devastated by a century of poor copper-mining practices. After a tragic accident and a massive company layoff, the miners go on strike. When nature begins to flourish as a result, Jack fights to protect it, but the cost could be the ruin of everything he loves

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

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Lady Banks {Book} Trailer Park

Murder & Mayhem in Goose Pimple Junction

"Busier than a moth in a mitten."

Murder & Mayhem at Goose Pimple JunctionWhen Tess Tremaine starts a new life in the colorful town of Goose Pimple Junction, she thinks she's moved to a quiet little burg. Curiosity leads her to look into a seventy-five-year-old murder, and suddenly she's learning the foreign language of southern speak, resisting her attraction to local celebrity Jackson Wright, and dealing with more mayhem than she can handle.


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Bookstore Gossip

The Lucky Tour

Visiting your favorite bookstore after a long absence is probably the best thing in the entire world. Better than cupcakes or ice cream, better even than my mother’s world famous spaghetti (OK, fine, it isn’t world famous, but that is only because the world hasn’t had a chance to try it yet). Walking through Flyleaf Book’s familiar rooms, now filled with different books, lets you really know you’re home again, and it always helps when you’re favorite bookstore just happens to be the prettiest darn store ever made. Just look at the oranges and greens, the soft lighting, the wooden floor of the event space, the tables with all their books propped up, the shelves filled with all those books I need, that sly little dragonfly out front. Oh, I missed my store.

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Read This! Okra Picks & Recommended Reading from Southern Booksellers

Okra Picks

From the Okra Picks

A Bird on Water Street 
by Elizabeth O. Dulemba

9781939775054   |  Little Pickle Press | 05/07/2014


A Bird on Water Street"A Bird on Water Street" is a coming of age story about Jack, a boy growing up in a Southern Appalachian town environmentally devastated by a century of poor copper-mining practices and pollution. Jack is opposed to the mine where so many of his relatives have died, but how can he tell that to his Dad who wants him to follow in the family trade? Jack just wants his dad safe and the land returned to its pre-mining glory with trees, birds, frogs, and nature--like he's learning about in school. After Jack's uncle is killed in a mining accident and the Company implements a massive layoff, the union organizes and the miners go on strike. It seems Jack's wish is coming true. But the cost may be the ruin of his home and everything he loves.

More Okra Picks!

Read This! Recommendations from Southern Indie Booksellers

Nonfiction from the 2014 SIBA Book Award Long List (Part II):

The Men We Reaped
Jesmyn Ward

More Than a Likeness: The Enduring Art of Mary Whyte
Martha Severens
University of South Carolina Press

The Passion Conversation: Understanding, Sparking, and Sustaining Word of Mouth Marketing
Robbin Phillips Wiley

Old Man River: The Mississippi River in North American History
Paul Schneider
Henry Holt and Co

Respect Yourself: Stax Records and the Soul Explosion
Robert Gordon

Second Bud
Martha Ezzard
Mercer University Press

Si-cology 1: Tales and Wisdom from Duck Dynasty's Favorite Uncle
Si Robertson
Howard Books

State of the Heart: South Carolina Writers on the Places They Love
Aida Rogers
University of South Carolina Press

The Storied South: Voices of Writers and Artists
William Ferris
The University of North Carolina Press

This is the Story of a Happy Marriage
Ann Patchett

What the Dog Knows: The Science and Wonder of Working Dogs
Cat Warren


Men We ReapedMore Than a Likeness The Passion Conversation Old Man RiverRespect yourself Second BudSi-cologyState of the heart The Storied South This is the Story of a Happy Marriage

What the Dog Knows

More recommended reading from southern bookstores

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Southern Indie Bestsellers

For the week ending May 4, 2014. Books on the Southern Indie Bestseller List that are southern in nature or have been recently recommended by southern indie booksellers.

- A STARS Author | Okra Pick! - A SIBA Okra Pick 
Titles in red are SIBA Book Award winners and finalists!
Printable versions: Hardcover | Paperback | Children.


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

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

4. The Target
David Baldacci, Grand Central, $28, 9781455521203
5. The Serpent of Venice
Christopher Moore, Morrow, $26.99, 9780061779763
6. The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry
Gabrielle Zevin, Algonquin, $24.95, 9781616203214
7. Lovers at the Chameleon Club, Paris 1932
Francine Prose, Harper, $26.99, 9780061713781
8. The Husband's Secret
Liane Moriarty, Amy Einhorn Books, $25.95, 9780399159343
9. In Paradise
Peter Matthiessen, Riverhead, $27.95, 9781594633171
10. Chestnut Street
Maeve Binchy, Knopf, $26.95, 9780385351850
11. Be Careful What You Wish for
Jeffrey Archer, St. Martin's, $27.99, 9781250034489
okra12. Miss Julia's Marvelous Makeover
Ann B. Ross, Viking, $26.95, 9780670026111

13. Carnal Curiosity
Stuart Woods, Putnam Adult, $26.95, 9780399164163
okra14. This Dark Road to Mercy
Wiley Cash, Morrow, $25.99, 9780062088253

15. Missing You
Harlan Coben, Dutton, $27.95, 9780525953494


1. Flash Boys
Michael Lewis, Norton, $27.95, 9780393244663
2. A Fighting Chance
Elizabeth Warren, Metropolitan, $28, 9781627790529
3. Everything I Need to Know I Learned From a Little Golden Book
Diane Muldrow, Golden Books, $9.99, 9780307977618
okra4. Under Magnolia
Frances Mayes, Crown, $26, 9780307885913

5. Learning to Walk in the Dark
Barbara Brown Taylor, HarperOne, $24.99, 9780062024350
6. Capital in the Twenty-First Century
Thomas Piketty, Belknap Press, $39.95, 9780674430006
7. Everybody's Got Something
Robin Roberts, Veronica Chambers, Grand Central, $27, 9781455578450
8. Congratulations, by the Way
George Saunders, Random House, $14, 9780812996272
9. Angel Investing
David S. Rose, Wiley, $35, 9781118858257
10. The Southerner's Handbook
Garden & Gun Magazine, HarperWave, $27.99, 9780062242389
11. 10% Happier
Dan Harris, It Books, $25.99, 9780062265425
12. Thrive
Arianna Huffington, Harmony, $26, 9780804140843
13. The Boys in the Boat
Daniel James Brown, Viking, $28.95, 9780670025817
14. Unbroken
Laura Hillenbrand, Random House, $28, 9781400064168
15. Players First
John Calipari, Michael Sokolove, Penguin Press, $28.95, 9781594205736


1. Gone Girl
Gillian Flynn, Broadway, $15, 9780307588371
2. Orphan Train
Christina Baker Kline, Morrow, $14.99, 9780061950728
3. Me Before You
Jojo Moyes, Penguin, $16, 9780143124542
4. Where'd You Go, Bernadette
Maria Semple, Back Bay, $14.99, 9780316204262
5. The Circle
Dave Eggers, Vintage, $15.95, 9780345807298
okra6. Guests on Earth
Lee Smith, Shannon Ravenel Books, $14.95, 9781616203801

7. Beautiful Ruins
Jess Walter, Harper Perennial, $15.99, 9780061928178
8. A Hundred Summers
Beatriz Williams, Berkley, $16, 9780425270035
9. Life After Life
Kate Atkinson, Back Bay, $18, 9780316176491
10. Paris
Edward Rutherfurd, Ballantine, $18, 9780345530769
11. The Last Original Wife
Dorothea Benton Frank, Morrow, $14.99, 9780062132475
12. The Burgess Boys
Elizabeth Strout, Random House, $15, 9780812979510
13. A Tale for the Time Being
Ruth Ozeki, Penguin, $16, 9780143124870
14. The Aviator's Wife
Melanie Benjamin, Bantam, $15, 9780345528681
15. Ladies' Night
Mary Kay Andrews, St. Martin's Griffin, $15.99, 9781250019660


1. Heaven Is for Real
Todd Burpo, Thomas Nelson, $16.99, 9780849922077
2. Behind the Beautiful Forevers
Katherine Boo, Random House, $16, 9780812979329
3. Cooked
Michael Pollan, Penguin, $17, 9780143125334
4. Wild
Cheryl Strayed, Vintage, $15.95, 9780307476074
5. The Girls of Atomic City
Denise Kiernan, Touchstone, $16, 9781451617535
6. What to Expect When You're Expecting
Heidi Murkoff, Sharon Mazel, Workman, $14.95, 9780761148579
7. Gulp
Mary Roach, Norton, $15.95, 9780393348743
8. Assholes: A Theory
Aaron James, Anchor, $14.95, 9780804171359
9. Proof of Heaven
Eben Alexander, M.D., S&S, $15.99, 9781451695199
10. It Always Seems Impossible Until It's Done
Kathryn Petras, Ross Petras, Workman, $9.95, 9780761179887
11. Empty Mansions
Bill Dedman, Paul Clark Newell, Jr., Ballantine, $17, 9780345534538
12. The Snow Leopard
Peter Matthiessen, Penguin, $17, 9780143105510
13. Brain on Fire
Susannah Cahalan, S&S, $16, 9781451621389
14. The Devil in the White City
Erik Larson, Vintage, $16, 9780375725609
15. Gift From the Sea
Anne Morrow Lindbergh, Pantheon, $9.95, 9780679732419


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. A Dance With Dragons
George R.R. Martin, Bantam, $9.99, 9780553582017
4. To Kill a Mockingbird
Harper Lee, Grand Central, $7.99, 9780446310789
5. The Quiet Game
Greg Iles, Signet, $9.99, 9780451180421
6. The Diary of a Young Girl
Anne Frank, Bantam, $7.99, 9780553577129
7. Ender's Game
Orson Scott Card, Tor, $7.99, 9780765370624
8. Never Go Back
Lee Child, Dell, $9.99, 9780440246329
9. 1984
George Orwell, Signet, $9.99, 9780451524935
10. The Catcher in the Rye
J.D. Salinger, Little Brown, $6.99, 9780316769488


1. Oh, the Places You'll Go!
Dr. Seuss, Random House, $17.99, 9780679805274
2. Goodnight Moon
Margaret Wise Brown, Clement Hurd (Illus.), Harper, $8.99, 9780694003617
3. The Pigeon Needs a Bath!
Mo Willems, Disney Press, $16.99, 9781423190875
4. Duck & Goose Go to the Beach
Tad Hills, Schwartz & Wade, $17.99, 9780385372350
5. Frozen (Little Golden Book)
Victoria Saxon, Grace Lee (Illus.), Random House/Disney, $3.99, 9780736430517
6. On the Night You Were Born
Nancy Tillman, Feiwel & Friends, $7.99, 9780312601553
7. How to Babysit a Grandma
Jean Reagan, Lee Wildish (Illus.), Knopf Books for Young Readers, $16.99, 9780385753845
8. Pat the Bunny
Dorothy Kunhardt, Golden, $9.99, 9780307120007
9. The Very Hungry Caterpillar
Eric Carle, Putnam, $10.99, 9780399226908
10. Frozen (Big Golden Book)
Bill Scollon, Disney Storybook Artists (Illus.), Random House/Disney, $9.99, 9780736430654


1. The Fault in Our Stars
John Green, Speak, $12.99, 9780142424179
2. The Book Thief
Markus Zusak, Knopf, $12.99, 9780385754729
3. Looking for Alaska
John Green, Speak, $9.99, 9780142402511
4. Paper Towns
John Green, Speak, $9.99, 9780142414934
5. Minecraft: Essential Handbook
Scholastic, Scholastic, $7.99, 9780545669931
6. Dorothy Must Die
Danielle Paige, Harper, $17.99, 9780062280671
7. Wonder
R.J. Palacio, Knopf, $15.99, 9780375869020
8. Minecraft: Redstone Handbook
Scholastic, Scholastic, $7.99, 9780545685153
okra9. Three Times Lucky
Sheila Turnage, Puffin, $7.99, 9780142426050

okra10. The Ghosts of Tupelo Landing
Sheila Turnage, Kathy Dawson Books, $16.99, 9780803736719


1. Divergent
Veronica Roth, Katherine Tegen Books, $9.99, 9780062289858
2. Insurgent (Divergent, #2)
Veronica Roth, Katherine Tegen Books, $17.99, 9780062024046
3. Allegiant (Divergent, #3)
Veronica Roth, Katherine Tegen Books, $19.99, 9780062024060
4. Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children
Ransom Riggs, Quirk, $10.99, 9781594746031
5. The Maze Runner
James Dashner, Delacorte, $9.99, 9780385737951
6. Frozen: Big Snowman, Little Snowman (Step Into Reading Series)
Tish Rabe, Disney Storybook Artists (Illus.), Random House/Disney, $3.99, 9780736431194
7. The Mark of Athena (The Heroes of Olympus, Book 3)
Rick Riordan, Hyperion, $9.99, 9781423142003
8. The Scorch Trials (The Maze Runner, Book 2)
James Dashner, Ember, $9.99, 9780385738767
9. Catching Fire (The Second Book of the Hunger Games)
Suzanne Collins, Scholastic, $12.99, 9780545586177
10. Pirates Past Noon (Magic Tree House #4)
Mary Pope Osborne, Sal Murdocca (Illus.), Random House, $4.99, 9780679824251


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In This Issue

Special to the Southern List

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

Be Careful What You Wish For
Miss Julia's Marvelous Makeover
Carnal Curiosity
This Dark Road to Mercy
Missing You
Under Magnolia
Learning to Walk in the Dark
Angel Investing
Southerner's Handbook
Players First
Guests on Earth
A Hundred Summers
The Last Original Wife
The Aviator's Wife
Ladies' Night
What to Expect When You're Expecting
Assholes: A Theory
It Always Seems ImpossibleUntil It's Done
Empty Mansions
Snow Leopard
The Devil in the White City
Gift From the Sea
To Kill a Mockingbird
The Quiet Game
The Diary of a Young Girl
Ender's Game
The Catcher in the Rye
On the Night That You Were Born
Dorothy Must Die
Three Times Lucky
The Ghosts of Tupelo Landing


Events at Southen Indie Bookstores 

Read It & Eat with Sarah Pekkanen  (author appearance)
Sarah Pekkanen
05/14/2014, 01:00 pm
Page & Palette
Fairhope, AL

Julia Cooke - The Other Side of Paradise: Life in the New Cuba  (author appearance)
Julia Cooke
Books & Books Inc
Coral Gables, FL

Kelly Luce - Three Scenarios in Which Hana Sasaki Grows a Tail  (author appearance)
Kelly Luce
05/14/2014, 08:00 pm
Books & Books Inc
Coral Gables, FL

Fierce Reads: YA Author Tour  (author appearance)
Marie Rutoski
05/14/2014, 06:00 pm
Avid Bookshop
Athens, GA

Special Storytime with Laurie Fisher  (author appearance)
Laurie Fisher
05/14/2014, 10:00 am
Square Books
Oxford, MS

Kim Sunee discusses A Mouthful of Stars: A Constellation of Favorite Recipes from My World Travels, with an introduction by Frances Mayes  (author appearance)
Kim Sunee
05/14/2014, 07:00 pm
Flyleaf Books
Chapel Hill, NC

05/14/2014, 07:00 pm
Malaprop's Bookstore/Cafe
Asheville, NC

Charles de Lint
05/14/2014, 07:00 pm
Malaprop's Bookstore/Cafe
Asheville, NC

Virginia Morris – How to Care for Aging Parents  (author appearance)
Virginia Morris
05/14/2014, 06:00 pm
McIntyre's Fine Books
Pittsboro, NC

Jeffery Deaver launches his new book The Skin Collector  (author appearance)
Jeffery Deaver
05/14/2014, 07:30 pm
Quail Ridge Books & Music
Raleigh, NC

Kami Kinard In-Store Signing  (author appearance)
Kami Kinard
05/14/2014, 04:00 pm
Fiction Addiction
Greenville, SC

Author event with Michael Pollan, author of Cooked  (author appearance)
Michael Pollan
05/14/2014, 06:30 pm
Parnassus Books
Nashville, TN

Kendra Bailey Morris signs The Southern Slowcooker  (author appearance)
Kendra Bailey Morris
05/14/2014, 07:00 pm
Fountain Bookstore
Richmond, VA

Earl Swift  (author appearance)
Earl Swift
05/14/2014, 07:00 pm
Prince Books
Norfolk, VA

Read It & Eat with Beth Hoffman  (author appearance)
Beth Hoffman
05/15/2014, 12:00 pm
Page & Palette
Fairhope, AL

Michael Pollan - Cooked  (author appearance)
Michael Pollan
05/15/2014, 07:30 pm
Books & Books Inc
Coral Gables, FL

María Antonieta Collins - ¿Muerta? … ¡Pero de la risa!  (author appearance)
05/15/2014, 08:00 pm
Books & Books Inc
Coral Gables, FL

May Book Club  (book club)
05/15/2014, 07:00 pm
Bound To Be Read Books
Atlanta, GA

Cliterati Open No Mic Featuring Poets Emily Lake Hansen and Erin Ganaway  (other event)
05/15/2014, 07:30 pm
Charis Books & More
Atlanta, GA

Porter Shreve - The End of the Book: A Novel   (author appearance)
Porter Shreve
05/15/2014, 06:00 pm
Maple Street Book Shop
New Orleans, LA

Coffee with the Poet Featuring Louis-Virie Blanche  (other event)
Louis-Virie Blanche
05/15/2014, 10:30 am
City Lights Bookstore
Sylva, NC

Roland Lazenby discusses his biography Michael Jordan: The Life  (author appearance)
Roland Lazenby
05/15/2014, 07:00 pm
Flyleaf Books
Chapel Hill, NC

SHAKESPEARE SALON: A Midsummer Night's Dream  (other event)
05/15/2014, 05:00 pm
Malaprop's Bookstore/Cafe
Asheville, NC

okraGEORGE SINGLETON Reading and Signing  (author appearance)
George Singleton
05/15/2014, 07:00 pm
Malaprop's Bookstore/Cafe
Asheville, NC

Author event: Jon Sealy - The Whiskey Baron  (author appearance)
Jon Sealy
05/15/2014, 07:00 pm
Park Road Books
Charlotte, NC

Virginia Morris- How to Care for Aging Parents  (author appearance)
Virginia Morris
05/15/2014, 07:30 pm
Quail Ridge Books & Music
Raleigh, NC

Joshua Bernstein: The Complete Beer Course @ Fullsteam  (author appearance)
Joshua Bernstein
05/15/2014, 06:00 pm
Regulator Bookshop
durham, NC

Pat Conroy Booksigning  (author appearance)
Pat Conroy
05/15/2014, 03:00 pm
Books on Broad
Camden, SC

Book Talk & Signing With Joshua Fields Millburn and Ryan Nicodemus (aka The Minimalists)  (author appearance)
Ryan Nicodemus
05/15/2014, 07:00 pm
Fiction Addiction
Greenville, SC

Writing Family Stories-The Writing Show  (writers group)
05/15/2014, 07:00 pm
Hub City Bookshop
Spartanburg, SC

Planting Seeds: Books, Families, and Faith  (other event)
05/15/2014, 06:30 pm
Parnassus Books
Nashville, TN

Patricia Schultz - 1000 Places to See Before You Die  (author appearance)
Patricia Schultz
05/16/2014, 08:00 pm
Books & Books Inc
Coral Gables, FL

Robin Roberts Signs Everybody's Got Something  (author appearance)
Robin Roberts
05/16/2014, 06:00 pm
Pass Christian Books
Pass Christian, MS

Eden Glenn- Romance So Hot It Burns Off the Pages  (author appearance)
Eden Glenn
05/16/2014, 06:30 pm
City Lights Bookstore
Sylva, NC

okraJON SEALY READING & SIGNING  (author appearance)
Jon Sealy
05/16/2014, 07:00 pm
Malaprop's Bookstore/Cafe
Asheville, NC

Michael Pollan - Cooked  (author appearance)
Michael Pollan
05/16/2014, 07:30 pm
Quail Ridge Books & Music
Raleigh, NC

Melinda Long In-Store Signing  (author appearance)
Melinda Long
05/16/2014, 04:00 pm
Fiction Addiction
Greenville, SC

Jane Spillane- My Life with Mickey  (author appearance)
Jane Spillane
05/16/2014, 11:00 am
Litchfield Books
Pawleys Island, SC

Author event with Charles Holt, author of Between Me and Dad  (author appearance)
Charles Holt
05/16/2014, 06:30 pm
Parnassus Books
Nashville, TN

David Grand - Mount Terminus  (author appearance)
David Grand
05/17/2014, 05:00 pm
Books & Books Inc
Coral Gables, FL

Indies First Storytime Day with Edward Bloor author of Tangerine  (author appearance)
Edward Bloor
05/17/2014, 11:00 am
Family Book Shop
Deland, FL

Elaine Viets Booksigning  (author appearance)
Elaine Viets
05/17/2014, 06:00 pm
Murder on the Beach Mystery Bookstore
Delray Beach, FL

Julie T. Lamana - Upside Down in the Middle of Nowhere  (author appearance)
Julie T. Lamana
05/17/2014, 11:30 am
Maple Street Book Shop
New Orleans, LA

Jazz Cats in the Pass with Illustrator Chuck Galey  (author appearance)
Chuck Galey
05/17/2014, 11:00 am
Pass Christian Books
Pass Christian, MS

Indie's First Storytime with Ace Atkins and Curious George  (other event)
05/17/2014, 10:00 am
Square Books
Oxford, MS

John Stiles Examines the Perceptions of Christianity  (author appearance)
John Stiles
05/17/2014, 03:00 pm
City Lights Bookstore
Sylva, NC

Brent Martin’s New Chapbook  (author appearance)
Brent Martin
05/17/2014, 06:30 pm
City Lights Bookstore
Sylva, NC

Amy Rowland discusses her novel The Transcriptionist  (author appearance)
Amy Rowland
05/17/2014, 11:00 am
Flyleaf Books
Chapel Hill, NC

Ruth Moose discusses her new mystery Doing It at the Dixie Dew  (author appearance)
Ruth Moose
05/17/2014, 02:00 pm
Flyleaf Books
Chapel Hill, NC

05/17/2014, 10:00 pm
Malaprop's Bookstore/Cafe
Asheville, NC

Author event: Gail Martin - Reign of Ash  (author appearance)
Gail Martin
05/17/2014, 02:00 pm
Park Road Books
Charlotte, NC

Indies First Storytime  (other event)
05/17/2014, 03:00 pm
Quail Ridge Books & Music
Raleigh, NC

Indies First Storytime Day with Stephanie Greene, Jackie Ogburn, & Heather McCuiston  (other event)
05/17/2014, 11:00 am
Regulator Bookshop
durham, NC

Joe Miller
05/17/2014, 11:30 am
The Country Bookshop
Southern Pines, NC

Indies First Storytime Day  (other event)
05/17/2014, 10:30 am
Books on Broad
Camden, SC

Author event with Chelsea Handler, author of Uganda Be Kidding Me  (author appearance)
Chelsea Handler
05/17/2014, 02:00 pm
Parnassus Books
Nashville, TN

Author event with Helene Dunbar, author of These Gentle Wounds  (author appearance)
Helene Dunbar
05/17/2014, 06:00 pm
Parnassus Books
Nashville, TN

Indie First Storytime with Lamar Giles  (author appearance)
Lamar Giles
05/17/2014, 10:30 am
Prince Books
Norfolk, VA

Rosa María Britton - Laberintos de orgullo/Historias de mujeres crueles  (author appearance)
Rosa María Britton
05/18/2014, 03:00 pm
Books & Books Inc
Coral Gables, FL

Ron Suskind - Life, Animated  (author appearance)
Ron Suskind
05/18/2014, 05:00 pm
Books & Books Inc
Coral Gables, FL

Sunday Sleuths  (book club)
05/18/2014, 03:00 pm
Murder on the Beach Mystery Bookstore
Delray Beach, FL

Author Panel Discussion -Romance to Mystery: Making the Switch   (author appearance)
Alyssa Maxwell
05/18/2014, 05:00 pm
Murder on the Beach Mystery Bookstore
Delray Beach, FL

Mary Ann Claud – The Dancin’ Man  (author appearance)
Mary Ann Claud
05/18/2014, 02:00 pm
McIntyre's Fine Books
Pittsboro, NC

Ruth Moose- Doing It at the Dixie Dew: A Mystery  (author appearance)
Ruth Moose
05/18/2014, 02:00 pm
The Country Bookshop
Southern Pines, NC

Laura Ann Garren In-Store Signing  (author appearance)
Laura Ann Garren
05/18/2014, 01:00 pm
Fiction Addiction
Greenville, SC

Nicole Mary Kelby- The Pink Suit  (author appearance)
Nicole Mary Kelby
05/19/2014, 08:00 pm
Books & Books Inc
Coral Gables, FL

Randall Balmer Book Signing  (author appearance)
Randall Balmer
05/19/2014, 07:00 pm
A Cappella Books
Atlanta, GA

Everything That Remains: A Memoir by the Minimalists  (author appearance)
Joshua Fields Millburn
05/19/2014, 07:00 pm
Quail Ridge Books & Music
Raleigh, NC

Elizabeth Robinson- The Soul of the Nurse  (author appearance)
Elizabeth Robinson
05/19/2014, 07:00 pm
Regulator Bookshop
durham, NC

Spring 2014 Fierce Reads tour stop!  (author appearance)
Anna Banks
05/20/2014, 06:00 pm
Vero Beach Book Center
Vero Beach, FL

Jenks Farmer signs DEEP ROOTED WISDOM  (author appearance)
Jenks Farmer
05/20/2014, 05:00 pm
Square Books
Oxford, MS

Our View From Tuesday- Summer Reading for Adults  (other event)
05/20/2014, 07:00 pm
Quail Ridge Books & Music
Raleigh, NC

okraCoffee and Cake with John Warley  (author appearance)
John Warley
05/20/2014, 02:00 pm
Fiction Addiction
Greenville, SC

Testigo del siglo. Homenaje a Ismael Viñas - Eduardo Montes-Bradley  (other event)
05/21/2014, 06:30 pm
Books & Books Inc
Coral Gables, FL

Michael Pollan at Nutt Auditorium  (author appearance)
Michael Pollan
05/21/2014, 06:30 pm
Square Books
Oxford, MS

Scott Blumenthal discusses his historical novel The Kiss  (author appearance)
Scott Blumenthal
05/21/2014, 07:00 pm
Flyleaf Books
Chapel Hill, NC

okraBarbara Claypole White- THE IN-BETWEEN HOUR   (author appearance)
Barbara Claypole White
05/21/2014, 05:00 pm
The Country Bookshop
Southern Pines, NC

Authors Round the South

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