{A miracle is a matter of opinion.}

In which Mr. Jayber Crow grows peas and cabbage, Ms. Nelly Custis makes hoecakes, and southern indie booksellers serve up a fresh batch of okra.

August 11, 2013



Dearest Readers,

It may be high summer outside your window, (her ladyship’s zinnias certainly seem to think so), but southern indie booksellers are a forward-looking bunch and they have just sent out their list of Fall “Okra Picks.” These are the southern books they are most excited about, and really, one can see why:

The Fall 2013 Okra Picks List

The Alligator Man by James Sheehan
Center Street, $23.00 October

The Funeral Dress by Susan Gregg Gilmore
Broadway Books, $16.00  September

Guests on Earth by Lee Smith
Shannon Ravenel Books, $25.95 October

Lookaway, Lookaway  by Wilton Barnhardt
St. Martin's Press, $25.99 August

Love and Lament by John Milliken Thompson
Other Press, $15.95 August

Moonrise by Cassandra King
Maiden Lane Press, $26.95 September

Mother of Rain by Karen Spears Zacharias
Mercer University Press, $17.00 September

Necessary Lies by Diane Chamberlain
St. Martin's Press, $26.99 September

Respect Yourself: Stax Records and the Soul Explosion by Robert Gordon
Bloomsbury, $30.00 November

Someone Else's Love Story by Joshilyn Jackson
William Morrow, $26.99 November
9780062105653

The Storied South by William Ferris
UNC Press, $35.00 August
9781469607542

The Tilted World by Tom Franklin & Beth Ann Fennelly
William Morrow, $25.99 October
9780062069184

What I Came to Tell You
by Tommy Hays
Egmont USA, $16.99 September
9781606844335

As if your book budget wasn’t already straining at the seams!

Happy reading!


her ladyship, the editor


Lady Banks' Commonplace Book


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

Jayber CrowA miracle is a matter of opinion

The generation that was old and dying when I settled in Port William had memories that went back to the Civil War. And now my own generation, that calls back to the First World War, is old and dying. And gray  hair is growing on heads that had just looked over tabletops at the time of World War II. I can see how we grow up like crops of wheat and are harvested and carried away.

But as the year warmed in 1937, I was a young man. I hardly knew what I knew, let along what I was going to learn. In March, Burley Coulter brought his breaking plow into the blacksmith shop and, in passing, plowed my garden. It broke beautifully. there was, as Burley said, nothing wrong with it. The dark soil rolled off the moldboard and fell to pieces. In the early mornings and late evenings, and in the intervals between customers, I brought to life the useful things Aunt Cordie had taught me and became a gardener. I worked and manured the ground, and on Good Friday planted potatoes, onions, peas, salad stuff, and set out some cabbage plants. It was lovely, then, to see the green things spring up in my long, straight rows. The garden took up nearly all the space between the shop and the privy out by the back fence, a hundred and fifty feet of so, and was only about eighteen feet wide. Depending on how I spaced them, I could have seven or eight rows.

I became a sort of garden fanatic, and I am not over it yet. You can take a few seed peas, dry and dead, and sow them in a little furrow, and they will sprout into a row of pea vines and bear more peas--it may not be a miracle, but that is a matter of opinion. When the days were lengthening and getting warmer and the sun was shining, I would be back in my garden all the time, working or just looking. When it was warm and I could leave the back door open, I could hear when anybody came into the shop, and I would go in, accomplish the necessary haircut or shave or conversation, and come back out again as soon as I was alone. I knew better than to expect a visible difference in an hour, but I looked anyhow.

--Wendell Berry, Jayber Crow(Counterpoint Press, 2000) 9781582431604
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Lady Banks' Receipt Book


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

Dining with the WashingtonsThe Mount Vernon Estate is hosted an exhibition this summer called “Hoecakes and Hospitality : Cooking with Martha Washington” that featured an inside look at the kitchen of the 18th century plantation mistress, and that made her ladyship feel profoundly grateful for her food processor.  If you didn’t get a chance to see the exhibition, here is a taste:

Nelly Custis's Recipe for Hoecakes

General Washington's typical breakfast has been described by members of his immediate family and several guests. His step-granddaughter, Nelly Custis Lewis, who was raised at Mount Vernon, wrote "He rose before sunrise, always wrote or read until 7 in summer or half past seven in winter. His breakfast was then ready – he ate three small mush cakes (Indian meal) swimming in butter and honey, and drank three cups of tea without cream."  She described the recipe in a letter as: "The bread business is as follows if you wish to make 2 1/2 quarts of flour up-take at night one quart of flour, five table spoonfuls of yeast & as much lukewoarm water as will make it the consistency of pancake batter, mix it in a large stone pot & set it near a warm hearth (or a moderate fire) make it at candlelight & let it remain until the next morning then add the remaining quart & a half by degrees with a spoon when well mixed let it stand 15 or 20 minutes & then bake it – of this dough in the morning, beat up a white & half of the yilk of an egg – add as much lukewarm water as will make it like pancake batter, drop a spoonful at a time on a hoe or griddle (as we say in the south). When done on one side turn the other – the griddle must be rubbed in the first instance with a piece of beef suet or the fat of cold corned beef ..."

Modern adaptation of the recipe:

8 3/4 cups white cornmeal
1/4 teaspoons dry yeast
1 egg
Warm water
Shortening or other cooking grease
Honey & Butter

In large container, mix together 4 cups white cornmeal, 1 1/4 teaspoons dry yeast, and enough warm water to give the mixture the consistency of pancake batter (probably 3-4 cups). Cover and set on the stove or counter overnight.
In the morning, gradually add remaining cornmeal, egg and enough warm water to give the mixture the consistency of pancake batter (3-4 cups). Cover and set aside for 15 to 20 minutes.

Add cooking grease to a griddle or skillet and heat until water sprinkled onto it will bead up.

Pour batter, by the spoonful, onto the hot griddle. (Note: since the batter has a tendency to separate, you will need to stir it well before pouring each batch.) When the hoecake is brown on one side, turn it over and brown the other. Serve warm with butter and honey.

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Lady Banks' Housekeeping Book


Country wisdom from practical people.

Opposites AttackA great way to get rid of musty odors is to put coffee grounds in a square of a paper towel. Secure it with a twist tie. Place it and stinky item in a box. Wait for as long as you can. Like a week or more. This coffee sachet really does work. But it may leave a small stain so be careful where you place it. If a whole room needs it, place coffee grounds in an uncovered bowl where it can't be knocked over or eaten by a pet.

-- Jo Maeder, author of When Opposites Attack, and When I Married My Mother. 9780985548223

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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).

The Storied South"What this really does is to look at what is called contested memory, the different memories of the South in black and white worlds. Eudora Welty grew up in a family in which books were everywhere, and she was encouraged to read. Alice Walker grew up in a family that encouraged her to read, but had to beg, borrow and steal books from white families to bring home for the children to learn to read. And yet they both began to write about the South. And Robert Penn Warren, who was America's first poet laureate, wrestled with race throughout his life, and wrote a book at the end of his career, Who Speaks for the Negro? in which he interviewed Malcolm X and Aaron Henry and many of the civil rights leaders, looking at how race shapes our nation in such a powerful way. And certainly that continues today." The Storied South 9781469607542

The ReturnedNo brain-eating zombies are here. No Frankenstein monsters are created. And unlike the characters in Stephen King's Pet Sematary, who made the decision to bring back a deceased cat and then went further, what occurs in The Returned is a shock.  The Returned 9780778315339

 

 

 

 

 

Lanterns on the LeveeAmerican high school students should read Southern writers like Faulkner, Eudora Welty, Flannery O'Connor and Walker Percy, author of the 1962 National Book Award-winning The Moviegoer. Percy crafted stories about "the dislocation of man in the modern age," while contributing to a "community of discourse" around fiction writing. His Greenville, Miss., was a wellspring ofoutstanding writers.  Greenville's patriarch, William Alexander Percy, was a lawyer, planter and poet from a suicide-plagued family. He authored the best-selling 1941 memoir Lanterns on the Levee. His second cousin, Walker Percy, and Walker's lifelong best friend, Shelby Foote, were both young when they lost their fathers. Will Percy's book-filled house became a sanctuary for writers, journalists and musicians, as the man himself mentored a region. "I was like a colt in clover among all those books," Shelby Foote said of Percy's library. Southern Literature never ceases to inspire 9780807100721

Whistling Past the GraveyardBetween natural spunk and her temper, Starla is usually in trouble for offenses ranging from sassing back to punching Jimmy Sellers in the nose. (He deserved it.) Whistling Past the Graveyard 9781476707723

Sometimes, the headline is all you need: Huntsville author sends zombie on mission to fix ending of William Faulkner novel

Everyone said I had to be an idiot for opening a bookstore in the age of Amazon and e-readers, but I was never deterred. I was in it for love, not logic. And since the only thing dumber than buying a bookstore is buying a newspaper, I have to imagine that Bezos must care about the fate of newspapers in general, and about the jewel that is The Post in particular. Otherwise he could have just as easily bought a football team. Ann Patchett on Bezos’s Purchase of Washington Post

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Author Gossip

Buffalo DreamsOne of the shortcomings of the recently published Angles of Ascent: A Norton Anthology of Contemporary American Poetry is its failure to include poems by Frank X Walker.  Perhaps the reason that a sampling of Walker’s poems does not appear is the kind of poems he writes.  The editor of the anthology, Charles Henry Powell, argues that “the progressive achievements of both the Black Power movement and the Civil Rights Movement” have meant that young African writers, who are now “free of outside political dicta” and are thus “free to create as they wish,” are asserting “the right to commit themselves to their art, rather than commit themselves to Black America’s political, social, and economic struggles.”  Powell tends to favor poets who “set out as individual poets in their own individual directions.”  Angles of Ascent does include poems by representatives of the Black Arts Movement like Amiri Baraka (who has a scathing review of the anthology in the May 2013 issue of Poetry), but Powell uses the anthology to define contemporary African Poetry as poetry that emphasizes the individual, apolitical lyric as universal experience. The work of Frank X Walker does not fit this definition of poetry.  Frank X. Walker 9780813190884


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:

Susan BoyerSusan M. Boyer  stars-authors-1.jpg

Decatur, GA
08/31/2013 to 09/01/2013
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Rock Hill, SC
08/31/2013 to 09/01/2013
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Shelby, NC
09/04/2013 to 09/05/2013
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Knoxville, TN
09/05/2013 to 09/06/2013
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Greenville, SC
09/07/2013 to 09/08/2013
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Beafort, SC
09/14/2013 to 09/15/2013
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Batesburg, NC
09/29/2013 to 09/30/2013
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Spartanburg, SC
10/02/2013 to 10/03/2013
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Salisbury, NC
10/04/2013 to 10/05/2013
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Chattanooga, TN
10/10/2013 to 10/11/2013
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Nashville, TN
10/11/2013 to 10/15/2013
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Pawley's Island, SC
10/18/2013 to 10/19/2013
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Spartanburg, SC
10/23/2013 to 10/24/2013
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Tampa, FL
10/26/2013 to 10/27/2013
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Tryon, NC
11/23/2013 to 11/24/2013
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Beaufort, SC
12/06/2013 to 12/07/2013
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Panama City, FL
02/01/2014 to 02/02/2014
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Katherine Scott CrawfordKatherine Scott Crawford  stars-authors-1.jpg

09/12/2013 to 09/14/2013
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Kaye Wilkinson BarleyKaye Wilkinson Barley  stars-authors-1.jpg

Surf City, Topsail Island, NC
09/08/2013 to 09/13/2013
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Deron HicksDeron Hicks  stars-authors-1.jpg

New Orleans, LA
09/20/2013 to 09/22/2013
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Nashville, TN
10/12/2013 to 10/13/2013
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Athens, GA
10/19/2013 to 10/20/2013
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Milledgeville, GA
11/09/2013 to 11/10/2013
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Lynne BarrettLynne Barrett  stars-authors-1.jpg

Panama City, FL
09/20/2013 to 09/21/2013
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Coral Gables, FL
10/24/2013 to 10/26/2013
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Sanibel, FL
11/07/2013 to 11/10/2013
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Deanna KlingelDeanna Klingel  stars-authors-1.jpg

Perryville, KY
10/05/2013 to 10/06/2013
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 Murfreesboro, NC
10/12/2013 to 10/13/2013
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See the full list online here and find the authors touring in your area here

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Bookstore Gossip

"We didn't want to be a superstore, so we learned how to get books that people couldn't find online, and to cater as much as we could to the customer. When a customer walks in, we try to make them feel wanted and at home. It's a very personal experience." McIntyre’s Books

Brown also serves on the board of Out & Equal Workplace Advocates, a national organization working to ensure more equal and inclusive workplaces for LGBT people. Brown joined three other women leaders in Charlotte on Sunday at Park Road Books. They shared their experiences of being out in the workplace and read passages from their new anthology, “Out & Equal at Work: From Closet to Corner Office,” released in January and containing the personal experiences and stories of 36 LGBT executives. Out and Equal at Work

Wonderland Books and Games, an independent bookstore, opened on Aug. 1 and is hoping to offer the Martin community a new experience.  “We are the anti-Barnes and Noble. If you go to a Barnes and Noble, it is a big impersonal bookstore with a Starbucks inside it; here you’ve got an independent coffee shop with a small and personal bookstore inside it, a reverse Barnes and Noble,” said Jeff Stumpo, bookstore owner and UTM English professor. Wonderland Books

Step 4: straighten the books. You don’t mean to do this. It’s what you do every day at work, and it’s the least rewarding part of the job. But you do it without noticing. It starts with one James Patterson being out of order, and then by the end you’re seated on the floor reorganizing the entire fiction section. By this point, of course, you realize that you’re reorganizing someone else’s store (this is a task they’re saving for later maybe, and if they come back and find it already straightened, they’ll have nothing to do for the last hour of their shift. But so what). As you sit there you start to hope that people will come up and ask you what you’re doing, so that you can say, “oh, I work in another bookstore, I’m just straightening. Force of habit, etc.” But nobody notices. At best, they’ll just step over you, and more likely, will just avoid the aisle your in altogether.  The Park Road Books Guide to Shopping at a Bookstore Like a Bookseller

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Lady Banks' {Book} Trailer Park:
The Reservoir by John Milliken Thompson


The Reservoir

The Reservoir“I couldn't put this book down. Based on real events in 1885, this is the story of the murder of Lillie, who was eight months pregnant when she was found floating face up in Richmond, Virginia's drinking water reservoir. Was it an accident, suicide, or something more sinister? The author captures not only the feeling of the time, when many legal procedures were far different than today, but also the timeless questions of trust and whether we can ever really know the true motivations of others, even those closest to us.”

-- Mary Kay Brunskill Cohen, Anderson's Bookshop, Naperville, IL

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Read This! Okra Picks and the "Unchained Choices from the staff at Inkwood Books


Okra Picks

Lookaway, LookawayLookaway, Lookaway  by Wilton Barnhardt
St. Martin's Press, $25.99 August
9781250020833

"Lookaway, Lookaway is a wild romp through the South, and therefore the history of our nation, written by an absolute ringmaster of fiction." —Alice Sebold, New York Times bestselling author of The Lovely Bones

Jerene Jarvis Johnston and her husband Duke are exemplars of Charlotte, North Carolina’s high society, where old Southern money—and older Southern secrets—meet the new wealth of bankers, boom-era speculators, and carpetbagging social climbers. Steely and implacable, Jerene presides over her family’s legacy of paintings at the Mint Museum; Duke, the one-time college golden boy and descendant of a Confederate general, whose promising political career was mysteriously short-circuited, has settled into a comfortable semi-senescence as a Civil War re-enactor.  Jerene’s brother Gaston is an infamously dissolute bestselling historical novelist who has never managed to begin his long-dreamed-of literary masterpiece, while their sister Dillard is a prisoner of unfortunate life decisions that have made her a near-recluse.
As the four Johnston children wander perpetually toward scandal and mishap. Annie, the smart but matrimonially reckless real estate maven; Bo, a minister at war with his congregation; Joshua, prone to a series of gay misadventures, and Jerilyn, damaged but dutiful to her expected role as debutante and eventual society bride. Jerene must prove tireless in preserving the family's legacy, Duke’s fragile honor, and what's left of the dwindling family fortune. She will stop at nothing to keep what she has—but is it too much to ask for one ounce of cooperation from her heedless family?

In Lookaway, Lookaway, Wilton Barnhardt has written a headlong, hilarious narrative of a family coming apart, a society changing beyond recognition, and an unforgettable woman striving to pull it all together.

Unchained Choices from Inkwood Books

BattlebornBATTLEBORN by CLAIRE VAYE WATKINS –“Possibly the best collection of short stories I have ever read. The stories are all centered around Watkins’ home state of Nevada, and the characters are as gritty as the Mojave Desert, as full of hope as a man at a slot machine in Vegas and as enduring as an adobe house. That being said, these stories are not heartwarming, but the characters in them are strong, survivors—battleborn. If you appreciate a well-written short story, Battleborn will not disappoint. This is Watkins’s first published collection, and I can’t wait to see what she does with a novel.” Lindsay. 9781594631450


The CatchTHE CATCH by BEN SARGENT - “Who doesn’t love a man who can bring home the sea urchin and fry it up in a pan? Besides the fact that I would gladly eat a baloney sandwich out of his hand, this guy can really COOK a mean CHOWDAH. He began cooking as a Brooklyn surf shop owner trying to attract customers with his homemade chowder and one thing led to another and now he hosts the popular, Hook, Line & Dinner on the Cooking Channel. Buy this if you or someone you know loves to fish, loves to cook, loves seafood or just wants a cute guy to look at in the kitchen.” Stefani. 9780307985521

 

Dear LifeDEAR LIFE by ALICE MUNRO­ –“Alice Munro is the best short story writer of all time. No doubt. She may also be one of the most under read and underappreciated writers of all time. A short story is more difficult to write than a novel, because it must do everything the novel does with a fraction of the words, and no one has mastered the art of the short story like Munro. If you haven’t read anything by her before, now is the time to start. This is Munro’s final collection, and it is one of her best. The stories are semi-autobiographical; they are meditations on life and how our memories shape us.” Lindsay. 9780307743725

 

Fallen LandFALLEN LAND by PATRICK FLANERY—“What is the American dream? Owning your own home with the white picket fence, two cars in the driveway, children playing outside on your bright green lawn, with your family pet nipping at their heels. For Paul Krovik, this dream becomes a nightmare. Flanery depicts the harsh reality of the competitive nature of American society—the things we do to obtain a certain level of ‘success,’ and the way our good intentions to provide for our families can become twisted. Paul is driven to madness as everyone he holds dear abandons him and the house he built falls down around him. This gritty thriller shows Flanery’s talents as great writer. I was hooked after the first ten pages.” Lindsay.  9781594631801     

                      
The Gravity of BirdsTHE GRAVITY OF BIRDS by TRACY GUZEMAN "This debut novel has a story-teller's assurance, and pulls you quickly into the painful lives of two very different sisters and the painter who changed their lives. Natalie and Alice are at very different points in their lives (17 and 14 respectively) when Thomas Berber, 28 and just being discovered as a genius artist, spends a summer near their rental cabin. As the chapters rapidly pass, the reader discovers secrets upon secrets as an ailing Thomas sends his only friend Finch, an art professor, and Jameson, an eccentric authenticator, on a quest to find the two sisters and two paintings he hasn't seen in over 30 years. Guzeman has written a lovely, haunting summer read, and while it all ties up a bit too tidily, it is a satisfying story likely to please fans of The Language of Flowers." Leslie. 9781451689761

Let the Games BeginLET THE GAMES BEGIN BY NICCOLO AMMANITI – If you’re not reading Ammaniti, you should be. This Italian phenom is responsible for the brilliant As God Commands and I’m Not Scared, and offers to us yet another masterfully conceived and executed novel. Staged within the confines of a megalomaniac’s home/theme park during the party of the century, wildly popular—and slightly neurotic—author Fabrizio Ciba collides with The Wilde Beasts of Abaddon, a satanic sect bent on murder. Like a Fellini film on acid, this satiric carnival will simultaneously make you laugh and cringe. Also, what an awesome cover!” Amanda. 9780802121110

 

Midnight ChoirTHE MIDNIGHT CHOIR by GENE KERRIGAN - "Kerrigan has written a rich, morally complex tale of crime and justice set in contemporary Ireland. Two separate crimes (a near-suicide in Glasgow followed by a discovery of two brutally murdered bodies, and in Dublin, a carefully planned jewelry heist that ends in a death) are investigated by two very different detectives. Det. Inspector Synott, disliked by his peers for his whistle-blowing when he witnessed police brutality, learns that doing the right thing is not always what gets the "right" result. Corruption comes in decisions both big and small, and it is thrilling and heart-rending to watch Kerrigan's wonderfully drawn characters set their destiny choice by choice. The Midnight Choir is a perfect police procedural from Europa's World Noir publications, and, as The New Yorker says, Kerrigan is a gifted writer and ‘his prose is luxury stuff.’" Leslie. 9781933372266

A Million HeavensA MILLION HEAVENS -“A young piano prodigy lies in a coma, looked over by his father and a vigil of acolytes.  A dejected, philosophical wolf circles them, and above them sits a young man in a purgatory of sorts, sorting out how to ‘move on.’ Each character grapples with their ideas of faith, music, love, grief, freedom, and reconciliation, and they are each real enough to walk right off the page, fully formed. With beautiful, lyrical prose, Brandon has created something truly magical, and you’ll love every moment spent in his world.” Amanda. 9781938073342         

 

              
My EducationMY EDUCATION by SUSAN CHOI—“What begins as a typical college infatuation turns out to be anything but. From the moment she lays eyes on him, Regina Gottlieb becomes infatuated with the infamous Professor Nicholas Brodeur. Despite being warned of his past indiscretions, Regina cannot resist signing up for his course. A lesser writer would have then told the story of a lurid affair between Regina and Nicholas. Fortunately, Choi, a Pulitzer Prize finalist, is not one of those writers. This is when Nicholas’s charismatic and equally infamous wife, Martha, comes billowing into Regina’s life, igniting a catastrophic series of events (as affairs typically do). Former/current students of literature, or those who have an affinity for collegiate life (or those who simply enjoy well-written fiction) will not want to pass on this amazing novel.” Lindsay. 9780670024902

The PanopticonTHE PANOPTICON by JENNI FAGAN –“Fagan bursts onto the scene with a beautifully gritty debut. 15-year old Anais has suffered the disorienting and rudderless trauma of over 50 foster care placements. The Panopticon, an old prison and insane asylum repurposed to house juvenile delinquents, is her last hope. While she grapples with her feelings of being unwanted and unloved, Anais is also pursued by her adult, drug-pushing boyfriend; the nightmarish memories of her beloved adoptive mother’s grisly murder; and allegations of battering a police officer who lies in a coma. To her surprise, she and the other “delinquents” form a qausi family, prepared to defend one another against a world that’s forgotten about them. Fagan is certainly a writer to watch out for.” Amanda. 9780385347860

The Books of Elsewhere: The StrangersTHE STRANGERS: THE BOOKS OF ELSEWHERE, Vol. 4 by JACQUELINE WEST –“Olive Dunwoody is back! It’s Halloween and her spooky old house-whose many mysteries she mistakenly thinks she’s solved-throws a real monkey-wrench into her trick-or-treating plans. Unsure of whom she can trust, Olive must once again delve into the murky past of her old house to uncover the root of its power. Her life, and the lives of those she holds dear, may depend on it! Not caught up on the Dunwoody saga? Books 1-3 are now all in paperback!” Amanda. 9780803736900

 

 

The Telling RoomTHE TELLING ROOM by MICHAEL PATERNITI - “Paterniti starts out as a young graduate student in creative writing who applies for a job in a deli to make ends meet and ends up proofreading the monthly newsletter. In one particular issue on Spain he becomes intrigued by a description of the perfect piece of cheese. This sets him on a journey to find the village in Spain where he discovers that this particular piece of cheese has mystery, intrigue, and a murderous plot attached. Paterniti’s story will appeal to foodies, non-fiction lovers and almost anyone who has set out on a quest to find the best of the best.” STEFANI. 9780385337007
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Southern Indie Bestsellers

For the week ending August 4, 2013

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

HARDCOVER FICTION


1. The Cuckoo's Calling
Robert Galbraith, Mulholland, $26, 9780316206846
2. And the Mountains Echoed
Khaled Hosseini, Riverhead, $28.95, 9781594631764
3. The Ocean at the End of the Lane
Neil Gaiman, Morrow, $25.99, 9780062255655
4. Light of the World
James Lee Burke, S&S, $27.99, 9781476710761
5. Bad Monkey
Carl Hiaasen, Knopf, $26.95, 9780307272591
okra6. The Yonahlossee Riding Camp for Girls
Anton DiSclafani, Riverhead, $27.95, 9781594486401

7. Inferno
Dan Brown, Doubleday, $29.95, 9780385537858
8. Gone Girl
Gillian Flynn, Crown, $25, 9780307588364
9. The English Girl
Daniel Silva, Harper, $27.99, 9780062073167
10. The Son
Philipp Meyer, Ecco, $27.99, 9780062120397
11. Life After Life
Kate Atkinson, Reagan Arthur Books, $27.99, 9780316176484
okra12. Whistling Past the Graveyard
Susan Crandall, Gallery, $24.99, 9781476707723

13. & Sons
David Gilbert, Random House, $27, 9780812993967
14. Blood & Beauty
Sarah Dunant, Random House, $27, 9781400069293
okra15. Z
Therese Anne Fowler, St. Martin's, $25.99, 9781250028655


HARDCOVER NONFICTION


1. Let's Explore Diabetes With Owls
David Sedaris, Little Brown, $27, 9780316154697
2. Zealot
Reza Aslan, Random House, $27, 9781400069224
3. This Town
Mark Leibovich, Blue Rider, $27.95, 9780399161308
4. The Boys in the Boat
Daniel James Brown, Viking, $28.95, 9780670025817
5. Lean In
Sheryl Sandberg, Knopf, $24.95, 9780385349949
6. William Shakespeare's Star Wars
Ian Doescher, Quirk, $14.95, 9781594746376
7. The Leadership Contract
Vince Molinaro, Wiley, $24.95, 9781118635575
8. Ava Gardner: The Secret Conversations
Peter Evans, Ava Gardner, S&S, $26, 9781451627695
9. The Girls of Atomic City
Denise Kiernan, Touchstone, $27, 9781451617528
10. I Could Chew on This
Francesco Marciuliano, Chronicle, $12.95, 9781452119038
11. Jerusalem: A Cookbook
Yotam Ottolenghi, Sami Tamimi, Ten Speed Press, $35, 9781607743941
12. Unbroken
Laura Hillenbrand, Random House, $28, 9781400064168
13. Wheat Belly
William Davis, Rodale, $25.99, 9781609611545
okra14. The Astronaut Wives Club
Lily Koppel, Grand Central, $28, 9781455503254

15. My Beloved World
Sonia Sotomayor, Knopf, $27.95, 9780307594884

TRADE PAPERBACK FICTION


1. Beautiful Ruins
Jess Walter, Harper Perennial, $15.99, 9780061928178
2. Flight Behavior
Barbara Kingsolver, Harper Perennial, $16.99, 9780062124272
3. The Art Forger
B.A. Shapiro, Algonquin, $14.95, 9781616203160
4. The Secret Keeper
Kate Morton, Washington Square Press, $16, 9781439152812
5. Joyland
Stephen King, Hard Case Crime, $12.95, 9781781162644
6. The Great Gatsby
F.Scott Fitzgerald, Scribner, $15, 9781451689433
7. Dear Life
Alice Munro, Vintage, $15.95, 9780307743725
8. The Light Between Oceans
M.L. Stedman, Scribner, $16, 9781451681758
9. The Casual Vacancy
J.K. Rowling, Little Brown, $18, 9780316228589
10. The Orphan Master's Son
Adam Johnson, Random House, $15, 9780812982626
11. Sweet Tooth
Ian McEwan, Anchor, $15.95, 9780345803450
12. Where'd You Go, Bernadette
Maria Semple, Back Bay, $14.99, 9780316204262
13. Seating Arrangements
Maggie Shipstead, Vintage, $15, 9780307743954
14. The Summer Girls
Mary Alice Monroe, Gallery, $16, 9781476709000
15. The Chaperone
Laura Moriarty, Riverhead, $16, 9781594631436

TRADE PAPERBACK NONFICTION


1. Proof of Heaven
Eben Alexander, M.D., S&S, $15.99, 9781451695199
2. Wild
Cheryl Strayed, Vintage, $15.95, 9780307476074
3. Quiet
Susan Cain, Broadway, $16, 9780307352156
4. The End of Your Life Book Club
Will Schwalbe, Vintage, $15, 9780307739780
5. Thinking, Fast and Slow
Daniel Kahneman, FSG, $16, 9780374533557
6. Night
Elie Wiesel, FSG, $9.95, 9780374500016
7. Into the Wild
Jon Krakauer, Anchor, $14.95, 9780307387172
8. The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks
Rebecca Skloot, Broadway, $16, 9781400052189
9. Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? (And Other Concerns)
Mindy Kaling, Three Rivers, $14, 9780307886279
10. The Glass Castle
Jeannette Walls, Scribner, $16, 9780743247542
11. Hallucinations
Oliver Sacks, Vintage, $15.95, 9780307947437
12. Elsewhere
Richard Russo, Vintage, $15, 9780307949769
13. The Devil in the White City
Erik Larson, Vintage, $16, 9780375725609
14. On Writing Well
William Zinsser, Harper, $15.99, 9780060891541
15. Drive
Daniel H. Pink, Riverhead, $16, 9781594484803

MASS MARKET


1. A Game of Thrones
George R.R. Martin, Bantam, $9.99, 9780553593716
2. Ender's Game
Orson Scott Card, Tor, $7.99, 9780812550702
3. Lord of the Flies
William Golding, Berkley, $9.99, 9780399501487
4. To Kill a Mockingbird
Harper Lee, Grand Central, $7.99, 9780446310789
5. 1984
George Orwell, Signet, $9.99, 9780451524935
6. Animal Farm
George Orwell, Signet, $9.99, 9780451526342
7. The Catcher in the Rye
J.D. Salinger, Little Brown, $6.99, 9780316769488
8. A Clash of Kings
George R.R. Martin, Bantam, $9.99, 9780345535429
9. A Feast for Crows
George R.R. Martin, Bantam, $9.99, 9780553582024
10. Mythology
Edith Hamilton, Grand Central, $9.99, 9780446574754

CHILDREN'S ILLUSTRATED


1. Goodnight Moon
Margaret Wise Brown, Clement Hurd (Illus.), Harper, $8.99, 9780694003617
2. The Day the Crayons Quit
Drew Daywalt, Oliver Jeffers (Illus.), Philomel, $17.99, 9780399255373
3. Pete the Cat: Rocking in my School Shoes
Eric Litwin, James Dean (Illus.), Harper, $16.99, 9780061910241
4. Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See?
Bill Martin, Eric Carle (Illus.), Holt, $7.95, 9780805047905
5. Where's Waldo?
Martin Handford, Candlewick, $7.99, 9780763634988
6. Pete the Cat: I Love My White Shoes
Eric Litwin, James Dean (Illus.), Harper, $16.99, 9780061906220
7. Where's Waldo? The Totally Essential Travel Collection
Martin Handford, Candlewick, $14.99, 9780763661786
8. Steam Train, Dream Train
Sherri Duskey Rinker, Tom Lichtenheld (Illus.), Chronicle, $16.99, 9781452109206
9. Goodnight, Goodnight, Construction Site
Sherri Duskey Rinker, Tom Lichtenheld (Illus.), Chronicle, $16.99, 9780811877824
10. Pete the Cat: The Wheels on the Bus
James Dean, Harper, $9.99, 9780062198716

CHILDREN'S INTEREST


1. The Fault in Our Stars
John Green, Dutton, $17.99, 9780525478812
2. The Book Thief
Markus Zusak, Knopf, $12.99, 9780375842207
3. Looking for Alaska
John Green, Speak, $9.99, 9780142402511
4. Paper Towns
John Green, Speak, $9.99, 9780142414934
5. Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children
Ransom Riggs, Quirk, $10.99, 9781594746031
6. Art2-D2's Guide to Folding and Doodling
Tom Angleberger, Amulet, $12.95, 9781419705342
7. The 5th Wave
Rick Yancey, Putnam, $18.99, 9780399162411
8. Will Grayson, Will Grayson
John Green, David Levithan, Speak, $9.99, 9780142418475
9. An Abundance of Katherines
John Green, Speak, $9.99, 9780142410707
10. Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing
Judy Blume, Puffin, $5.99, 9780142408810

CHILDREN'S FICTION SERIES TITLES


1. Divergent
Veronica Roth, Katherine Tegen Books, $9.99, 9780062024039
2. The Lightning Thief (Percy Jackson and the Olympians, Book 1)
Rick Riordan, Hyperion, $7.99, 9781423134947
3. Insurgent (Divergent Series, #2)
Veronica Roth, Katherine Tegen Books, $17.99, 9780062024046
4. City of Bones (Mortal Instruments, #1)
Cassandra Clare, Margaret K. McElderry Books, $12.99, 9781442485389
5. Hurry Up, Houdini! (Magic Tree House, #50)
Mary Pope Osborne, Sal Murdocca (Illus.), Random House, $12.99, 9780307980458
6. Catching Fire (The Second Book of the Hunger Games)
Suzanne Collins, Scholastic, $12.99, 9780545586177
7. Tales From a Not-So-Happy Heartbreaker (Dork Diaries, #6)
Rachel Renee Russell, Aladdin, $13.99, 9781442449633
8. Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Cabin Fever
Jeff Kinney, Amulet, $13.95, 9781419702235
9. The Lost Hero (The Heroes of Olympus, Book One)
Rick Riordan, Hyperion, $9.99, 9781423113461
10. Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets
J.K.Rowling, Scholastic, $10.99, 9780439064873
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In This Issue

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

The Yonahlossee Riding Camp for Girls Whistling Past the Graveyard Blood & Beauty Z The Leadership Contract Ava Gardner: The Secret Conversations The Girls of Atomic City Wheat Belly The Astronaut Wives Club My Beloved World The Great Gatsby Seating Arrangements The Summer Girls The Chaperone Night Into the Wild The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks The Devil in the White City On Writing Well Drive Lord of the Flies Animal Farm Mythology Pete the Cat: Rocking in my School Shoes Pete the Cat: I Love My White Shoes Pete the Cat: The Wheels on the Bus Art2-D2's Guide to Folding and Doodling Will Grayson, Will Grayson Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing


Author Readings


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

okraWilton Barnhardt  (author appearance)
Wilton Barnhardt
08/08/2014, 07:30 pm
Quail Ridge Books & Music
Raleigh, NC

James' Choice Book Club  (book club)
08/14/2013, 12:00 pm
Bookstore1Sarasota
Sarasota, FL

Sheri Booker: Nine Years Under: Coming of Age in an Inner City Funeral Home Start: 19:30 End: 21:00 Six Feet Under meets The Wire in a dazzling   (author appearance)
Sheri Booker
08/14/2013, 07:30 pm
Charis Books & More
Atlanta, GA

Tell about Night Flowers: Eudora Welty's Gardening Letters, 1940-1949 by Julia Eichelberger  (author appearance)
Julia Eichelberger
08/14/2013, 05:00 pm
Lemuria Books
JACKSON, MS

Annotations: Authors @ Cheekwood with Jeanne Ray  (author appearance)
Janisse Ray
08/14/2013, 06:30 pm
Parnassus Books one-book-at-a-time-1.jpg
Nashville, TN

Author signing: Fred Bahnson - Soil & Sacrement: A Spiritual Memoir of Food and Faith  (author appearance)
Fred Bahnson
08/14/2013, 07:00 pm
Park Road Books
Charlotte, NC

Many Stories, One Miami Discussion -- Acts of Faith  (other event)
08/14/2013, 08:00 pm
Books & Books Inc
Coral Gables, FL

Christopher Bakken recounts -Honey, Olives, Octopus: Adventures at the Greek Table  (author appearance)
Christopher Bakken
08/14/2013, 06:30 pm
Fountain Bookstore one-book-at-a-time-1.jpg
Richmond, VA

Greg Armstrong- The Day Buddy Flew  (author appearance)
Greg Armstrong
08/14/2013, 03:30 pm
Nightbird Books
Fayetteville, AR

Poetry Book Club  (book club)
08/14/2013, 05:00 pm
Nightbird Books
Fayetteville, AR

Pre-School Story Time  (other event)
08/15/2013, 10:30 am
Flyleaf Books
Chapel Hill, NC

The Southern Tailgating Cookbook: A Game-Day Guide for Lovers of Food, Football, and the South  (author appearance)
Taylor Mathis
08/15/2013, 07:30 pm
Quail Ridge Books & Music
Raleigh, NC

John Hannah - Offensive Conduct: My Life on the Line  (author appearance)
John Hannah
08/15/2013, 05:00 pm
Alabama Booksmith
Birmingham, AL

August Book Club  (book club)
08/15/2013, 07:00 pm
Bound To Be Read Books
Atlanta, GA

Long Division by Kiese Laymon  (author appearance)
Kiese Laymon
08/15/2013, 05:00 pm
Lemuria Books
JACKSON, MS

John Dufresne signs NO REGRETS, COYOTE  (author appearance)
John Dufresne
08/15/2013, 05:00 pm
Square Books
Oxford, MS

Elaine Hussey signs THE SWEETEST HALLELUJAH  (author appearance)
Elaine Hussey
08/15/2013, 05:00 pm
Square Books
Oxford, MS

John Dufresne -- No Regrets, Coyote  (author appearance)
John Dufresne
08/15/2013, 06:00 pm
Books & Books Inc
Coral Gables, FL

Claudia Caporal -- La jefa de la casa   (author appearance)
Claudia Caporal
08/15/2013, 06:30 pm
Books & Books Inc
Coral Gables, FL

Will McIntosh Presents -Love Minus Eighty  (author appearance)
Will McIntosh
08/15/2013, 06:30 pm
Fountain Bookstore one-book-at-a-time-1.jpg
Richmond, VA

Coffee with the Poet Featuring Michael Beadle  (author appearance)
Michael Beadle
08/15/2013, 10:30 am
City Lights Bookstore
Sylva, NC

Shira E. and Atta  (other event)
08/15/2013, 08:00 pm
Nightbird Books
Fayetteville, AR

Rose Tomlin, Author- Duel of the Heart  (author appearance)
Rose Tomlin
08/16/2013, 11:00 am
Litchfield Books
Pawleys Island, SC

Sundial Back Porch Music Jam  (other event)
08/16/2013, 07:00 pm
Sundial Books one-book-at-a-time-1.jpg
Chincoteague, VA

John Dufresne Booksigning  (author appearance)
John Dufresne
08/16/2013, 07:00 pm
Murder on the Beach Mystery Bookstore
Delray Beach, FL

EDWARD KELSEY MOORE, The Supremes at Earl’s All-You-Can-Eat  (author appearance)
Edward Kelsey Moore
08/17/2013, 05:00 pm
FoxTale Book Shoppe
Woodstock, GA

Georgia McBride  (author appearance)
Georgia McBride
08/17/2013, 03:00 pm
Quail Ridge Books & Music
Raleigh, NC

Zeata P.Ruff Book Signing  (author appearance)
Zeata P.Ruff
08/17/2013, 03:00 pm
City Lights Bookstore
Sylva, NC

Music in the Cafe: Build Me A Boat  (other event)
08/17/2013, 07:00 pm
City Lights Bookstore
Sylva, NC

Cate Lineberry discusses The Secret Rescue: An Untold Story of American Nurses and Medics Behind Nazi Lines  (author appearance)
Cate Lineberry
08/17/2013, 12:00 pm
Flyleaf Books
Chapel Hill, NC

Melody Moezzi – Haldol and Hyacinths: A Bipolar Life  (author appearance)
Melody Moezzi
08/17/2013, 11:00 am
McIntyre's Fine Books
Pittsboro, NC

Storytime with music educator Helen Walker  (other event)
08/17/2013
Books on Broad one-book-at-a-time-1.jpg
Camden, SC

Poetry Reading - Ghost Gardner  (author appearance)
Ghost Gardner
08/17/2013, 05:00 pm
Sundial Books one-book-at-a-time-1.jpg
Chincoteague, VA

Local Favorite Gigi Amateau Returns with Macadoo of the Maury River --Special Event at Maymont  (author appearance)
Gigi Amateau stars-authors-1.jpg
08/17/2013, 10:30 am
Fountain Bookstore one-book-at-a-time-1.jpg
Richmond, VA

Florida Authors Academy Workshop  (writers group)
08/17/2013, 10:00 am
Murder on the Beach Mystery Bookstore
Delray Beach, FL

Navigating the Quarterlife Crisis with Wisdom and Skill pt. 2  (author appearance)
Kenya Jackson
08/17/2013, 07:30 pm
Charis Books & More
Atlanta, GA

Meet Lisa Poole!  (other event)
08/18/2013, 03:00 pm
Quail Ridge Books & Music
Raleigh, NC

Larry Rochelle – Back to the Rat  (author appearance)
Larry Rochelle
08/18/2013, 02:00 pm
McIntyre's Fine Books
Pittsboro, NC

Local and Small Press Author Day!  (other event)
08/18/2013, 12:00 pm
Fountain Bookstore one-book-at-a-time-1.jpg
Richmond, VA

Sunday Sleuths book club  (book club)
08/18/2013, 03:00 pm
Murder on the Beach Mystery Bookstore
Delray Beach, FL

Medicinal Weed Walk Around Greater Little 5 Points Area  (other event)
08/18/2013, 07:00 pm
Charis Books & More
Atlanta, GA

Jay Leutze--Stand Up That Mountain  (author appearance)
Jay Erskine Leutze
08/19/2013, 07:00 pm
Regulator Bookshop
durham, NC

Marly Youmans & Jay Bryan: dual reading  (author appearance)
Marly Youmans
08/20/2013, 07:00 pm
Flyleaf Books
Chapel Hill, NC

H.V. Traywick Jr. reveals Empire of the Owls  (author appearance)
H.V. Traywick Jr.
08/20/2013, 06:30 pm
Fountain Bookstore one-book-at-a-time-1.jpg
Richmond, VA

Classic Literature Book Club  (book club)
08/20/2013, 06:30 pm
Nightbird Books
Fayetteville, AR

Carol O’Connell- Mallory’s Oracle   (author appearance)
Carol O’Connell
08/20/2013, 12:00 pm
Bookstore1Sarasota
Sarasota, FL

Haldol and Hyacinths: A Bipolar Life with Melody Moezzi  (author appearance)
Melody Moezzi
08/20/2013, 07:30 pm
Charis Books & More
Atlanta, GA

Fred Bahnson  (author appearance)
Fred Bahnson
08/21/2013, 07:00 pm
Regulator Bookshop
durham, NC

Marjorie Hudson  (author appearance)
Marjorie Hudson stars-authors-1.jpg
08/21/2013, 12:00 pm
Quail Ridge Books & Music
Raleigh, NC

Marly Youmans  (author appearance)
Marly Youmans
08/21/2013, 07:30 pm
Quail Ridge Books & Music
Raleigh, NC

RVa Author Bill Blume Tells the Tales of a 10th Grade Vampire Hunter  (author appearance)
Bill Blume
08/21/2013, 06:30 pm
Fountain Bookstore one-book-at-a-time-1.jpg
Richmond, VA

Barry's Classics Book Club  (book club)
08/21/2013, 12:00 pm
Bookstore1Sarasota
Sarasota, FL

Victoria Wilcox -Southern Son Book Tour  (author appearance)
Victoria Wilcox
08/22/2013, 05:00 pm
Sundog Books
Santa Rosa Beach, FL

Phil Garrett Launch Party  (author appearance)
Phil Garrett
08/22/2013, 08:00 pm
Fiction Addiction one-book-at-a-time-1.jpg
Greenville, SC

Pre-School Story Time  (other event)
08/22/2013, 10:30 pm
Flyleaf Books
Chapel Hill, NC

Fred Bahnson discusses his memoir Soil and Sacrament  (author appearance)
Fred Bahnson
08/22/2013, 07:00 pm
Flyleaf Books
Chapel Hill, NC

Fred Bahnson discusses his memoir Soil and Sacrament  (author appearance)
Fred Bahnson
08/22/2013, 07:00 pm
Flyleaf Books
Chapel Hill, NC

James McBride - The Good Lord Bird  (author appearance)
James McBride
08/22/2013, 05:00 pm
Alabama Booksmith
Birmingham, AL

Radical Relationships: Anxiety and Relationships to Money  (other event)
08/22/2013, 07:30 pm
Charis Books & More
Atlanta, GA

John Dufresne  (author appearance)
John Dufresne
08/23/2013, 07:00 pm
Regulator Bookshop
durham, NC

Kate Sally Palmer, Author of First South Carolinians  (author appearance)
Kate Sally Palmer
08/23/2013, 11:00 am
Litchfield Books
Pawleys Island, SC

Sikivu Hutchinson presents: Godless Americana: Race and Religious Rebels  (author appearance)
Sikivu Hutchinson
08/23/2013, 07:30 pm
Charis Books & More
Atlanta, GA

Lindi Peterson- Rich In Love  (author appearance)
Lindi Peterson
08/23/2013, 06:30 pm
FoxTale Book Shoppe
Woodstock, GA

Gwyneth Thayer  (author appearance)
Gwyneth Thayer
08/24/2013, 02:00 pm
Quail Ridge Books & Music
Raleigh, NC

Special Guest Story-Time with  (author appearance)
Anna Browning
08/24/2013, 11:00 am
City Lights Bookstore
Sylva, NC

Marisha Pessl reads and signs her new novel Night Film  (author appearance)
Marisha Pessl
08/24/2013, 02:00 pm
Flyleaf Books
Chapel Hill, NC

Reading/Book Signing - Matthew Bell  (author appearance)
Matthew Bell
08/24/2013, 06:00 pm
Sundial Books one-book-at-a-time-1.jpg
Chincoteague, VA

Bruce Jones -The Lost Reflection  (author appearance)
Bruce Jones
08/24/2013, 02:00 pm
Prince Books
Norfolk, VA

Classics Book Club  (book club)
08/24/2013, 07:00 pm
A Novel Experience
Zebulon, GA

HOVER by Bestselling Young Adult Author Melissa West  (author appearance)
Melissa West
08/24/2013, 05:00 pm
FoxTale Book Shoppe
Woodstock, GA

Marisha Pessl  (author appearance)
Marisha Pessl
08/25/2013, 02:00 pm
Quail Ridge Books & Music
Raleigh, NC

Sunday Supper Potluck at Pasture with Kendra Bailey Morris: Book Release Party for The Southern Slow Cooker Cookbook!  (author appearance)
Kendra Bailey Morris
08/25/2013, 05:00 pm
Fountain Bookstore one-book-at-a-time-1.jpg
Richmond, VA

Don Farmer and Chris Curle talk and signing  (author appearance)
Don Farmer
08/25/2013, 02:00 pm
Eagle Eye Book Shop
Atlanta, GA

Book Club Bash  (other event)
08/26/2013, 07:00 pm
Quail Ridge Books & Music
Raleigh, NC

A Celebration of Food and Faith  (other event)
08/26/2013, 06:30 pm
City Lights Bookstore
Sylva, NC

Flyleaf Book Lovers Club Discussion  (book club)
08/26/2013, 07:00 pm
Flyleaf Books
Chapel Hill, NC

Writing With Intent: Plot Clinic for Narrative Writers  (writers group)
08/26/2013, 06:30 pm
Charis Books & More
Atlanta, GA

Welcome back the Casserole Queens with their newest book!  (author appearance)
Crystal Cook
08/26/2013, 06:30 pm
FoxTale Book Shoppe
Woodstock, GA

okraWilton Barnhardt  (author appearance)
Wilton Barnhardt
08/27/2013, 07:00 pm
Regulator Bookshop
durham, NC

Jason Mott launches his new novel The Returned  (author appearance)
Jason Mott
08/27/2013, 07:00 pm
Flyleaf Books
Chapel Hill, NC

Moses Gates Shows Us Hidden Cities: Travels to the Secret Corners of the World's Great Metropolises; A Memoir of Urban Exploration  (author appearance)
Moses Gates
08/27/2013, 06:30 pm
Fountain Bookstore one-book-at-a-time-1.jpg
Richmond, VA

Book Club Night with Stephanie & Anderson  (book club)
08/27/2013, 06:00 pm
Page & Palette
Fairhope, AL

RICKY SKAGGS- KENTUCKY TRAVELER  (author appearance)
Ricky Skaggs
08/27/2013, 07:00 pm
FoxTale Book Shoppe
Woodstock, GA

Ann Prospero  (author appearance)
Ann Prospero
08/28/2013, 07:00 pm
Regulator Bookshop
durham, NC

Book Club Bash Morning Edition  (other event)
08/28/2013, 10:00 am
Quail Ridge Books & Music
Raleigh, NC

Stormi Souter and Elizabeth Weichel  (author appearance)
Elizabeth Weichel
08/28/2013, 07:30 pm
Quail Ridge Books & Music
Raleigh, NC

Richmond Author Dean King Speaks about The Feud: The Hatfields and McCoys: The True Story -- Reveille's Book Review Series  (author appearance)
Dean King
08/28/2013, 10:30 am
Fountain Bookstore one-book-at-a-time-1.jpg
Richmond, VA

Lyle Estill   (author appearance)
Lyle Estill
08/29/2013, 07:30 pm
Quail Ridge Books & Music
Raleigh, NC

Pre-School Story Time  (other event)
08/29/2013, 10:30 am
Flyleaf Books
Chapel Hill, NC

Fantasy writer Richard Kadrey discusses Kill City Blues, his latest Sandman Slim novel  (author appearance)
Richard Kadrey
08/29/2013, 07:00 pm
Flyleaf Books
Chapel Hill, NC

JOHN DUFRESNE discusses and signs NO REGRETS, COYOTE  (author appearance)
John Dufresne
08/29/2013, 07:00 pm
Inkwood Books
Tampa, FL

If you could be mine--an author event with Sara Farizan  (author appearance)
Sara Farizan
08/29/2013, 07:30 pm
Charis Books & More
Atlanta, GA

2013 AJC Decatur Book Festival Kidnote Address - Tomie dePaola  (author appearance)
Tomie DePaola
08/30/2013, 05:00 pm
Little Shop of Stories
Decatur, GA

2013 AJC Decatur Book Festival Keynote Address - John Lewis  (author appearance)
John Lewis
08/30/2013, 07:00 pm
Little Shop of Stories
Decatur, GA

Tom Young  (author appearance)
Tom Young
08/31/2013, 07:00 pm
Regulator Bookshop
durham, NC

Raleigh 'Write to Publish' for the Aspiring Writer  (writers group)
08/31/2013, 06:30 pm
Quail Ridge Books & Music
Raleigh, NC

Susan Reinhardt Returns to City Lights  (author appearance)
Susan Reinhardt stars-authors-1.jpg
08/31/2013, 03:00 pm
City Lights Bookstore
Sylva, NC

Jason Gilmer signing Where Champions Play  (author appearance)
Jason Gilmer
08/31/2013, 11:00 am
Hub City Bookshop
Spartanburg, SC

Harmon Snipes  (author appearance)
Harmon Snipes
08/31/2013, 01:00 pm
Page & Palette
Fairhope, AL

2013 AJC Decatur Book Festival - Children's Stage on Saturday  (book festival)
08/31/2013, 09:30 am
Little Shop of Stories
Decatur, GA

2013 AJC Decatur Book Festival - Teen Stage on Saturday  (book festival)
08/31/2013, 11:00 am
Little Shop of Stories
Decatur, GA

2013 AJC Decatur Book Festival - Special Children's Programming on Saturday  (book festival)
08/31/2013, 10:00 am
Little Shop of Stories
Decatur, GA

Randy Wayne White  (author appearance)
Randy Wayne White
09/03/2013, 03:00 pm
Sunshine Booksellers
Marco Island, FL

Randy Wayne White will introduce his latest novel Deceived  (author appearance)
Randy Wayne White
09/04/2013, 12:00 pm
Bookstore1Sarasota
Sarasota, FL

Randy Wayne White  (author appearance)
Randy Wayne White
09/05/2013, 06:30 pm
Sanibel Island Bookshop
Sanibel, FL

North Carolina Author B.J. Vaughn  (author appearance)
B.J. Vaughn
09/07/2013, 03:00 pm
The Country Bookshop
Southern Pines, NC

okraLiterary Luncheon: Karen Zacharias and Ann Hite  (author appearance)
Karen Zacharias
09/11/2013, 12:00 pm
Hub City Bookshop
Spartanburg, SC


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