{Dog days and dream jobs.}

In which her ladyship packs her bags, Mr. George Singleton has an achievable, if unlikely, goal, and macaroni and cheese is too a vegetable, thank you very much.

October 13, 2013



Dearest Readers,

Founding GardenersHer ladyship, the editor, is once again packing her bags, preparing to take a small vacation visiting the fall gardens of Monticello, Montpelier, and Ash Lawn-Highland--the homes of Presidents Jefferson,  Madison, and James Monroe. It is a pilgrimage of sorts, conceived several years ago when her ladyship--a very haphazard gardener herself--happened to read a wonderful book called Founding Gardeners, delving into the a different kind of vision that the Founding Fathers--at least, the botanically-minded ones--conceived for their newly created country.

Her ladyship is going in search of seeds, but will no doubt return with much, much more. 9780307390684

Read independently!


her ladyship, the editor


Lady Banks' Commonplace Book


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

The Road from Gap CreekDog Days

Mama always said that dog days is when you’re liable to see mad dogs. She never did explain why; but it’s true that every time we did see a mad dog it seemed to be dog days, that time in late July and August when the heat just sets down on top of us and stays, even after it gets dark, and the haze hangs over the mountains, so you can’t hardly see Chimney Top up the river or the tip of the Cicero Mountain or Pinnacle. To the west there is the mountains called the Smoky Mountains, but even here in the Blue Ridge Mountains the haze in dog days gets so thick the sun seems to be hiding and it looks like smoke from a big fire covers everything.

In dog days back then the weeds along the road got covered with dust as fine as soot. The trees didn’t have the fresh green of spring no more. Briars got tougher in the rows of corn, and the ground baked hard. Clods was sharp as bricks. Pools in the branch for a kind of scum on them, a wrinkled brown scum, and springs lost their boldness and got contaminated. In dog days you could get blood poisoning if you walked in dewy grass with a cut on your toe. In dog days copperheads went blind and would strike at anything that come near them. Since they couldn’t see, they crawled at night same as in the daytime.

Robert Morgan, The Road from Gap Creek(Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill, 2013) 9781616201616
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Lady Banks' Receipt Book


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

Screen Doorsand Sweet TeaBaked Macaroni and Cheese
A Vegetable in Some States

Macaroni and cheese is considered a vegetable, not just a side dish, in many places. The kind from a box, however, does not fall into the same category. Baked homeade macaroni and cheese is the only type that qualifies for this amended food pyramid.

1 pound fusilli pasta
2 teaspoons unsalted butter
1 cup fresh bread crumbs
8 ounces extra-sharp Cheddar cheese, grated (2 cups)
1/4 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese
3 1/2 cups whole milk
1/4 cup unbleached all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon minced garlic
1 teaspoon whole grain mustard
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

Preheat the oven to 350F. Butter a shallow 3-quart baking dish.

Cook the pasta in boiling salted water according to the package directions until al dente. Drain well. Set aside.

In  a large saucepan over medium heat, melt the butter. Add the breadcrumbs and cook and stir until browned and crisp, about 3 minutes. Transfer to a small bowl and add 2 tablespoons of the Cheddar and half the Parmesan cheese.

Return the saucepan to medium high heat and add the milk, flour, and garlic: whisk to combine. Bring to a boil, then reduce the heat and simmer for 2 minutes. Remove from the heat and stir in the remaining Cheddar and Parmesan and the mustard, then season with the salt and pepper. Add the cooked pasta and turn the mixture into the prepared baking dish.

Sprinkle crumb topping over the pasta. Bake for 30 minutes or until bubbly around the sides and the crumbs are deep golden brown.

--Martha Hall Foose, Screen Doors and Sweet Tea: Recipes and Tales from a Southern Cook(Clarkson Potter, 2008) 9780307351401
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Lady Banks' Housekeeping Book


Country wisdom from practical people.

The American Girls Handy BookKeeping Bouquets Fresh a Long Time

When you receive a bouquet sprinkle it lightly with fresh water, then put it into a vessel containing some soapsuds; this will take the place of the roots and keep the flowers bright as new. Take the bouquet out of the suds every morning, and lay it sideways, the stems entering first, in clean water; keep it there a minute of two, then take it out, and sprinkle the flowers lightly by hand with the water; replace it in the soapsuds, and it will bloom fresh as when first gathered.

The soapsuds need changing every three or four days. By observing these rules a bouquet can be kept bright and beautiful for at least a month, and will last longer in a very passable state.

--From The American Girls Handy Book: How to Amuse Yourself and Others, by Lina Beard and Adelia B. Beard. (David R. Godine, 1994)  9780879236663

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Parapalooza! Paragraphs worth spreading:
William Conescu reads from Kara Was Here


William Conescu reads from Kara Was Here

Kara Was HereBrad Mitchell's life is falling apart. His marriage is in limbo. The woman he thought he would marry, Kara, died from an overdose. An old friend keeps trying to convince him that Kara was actually murdered. And he has started to see double. Literally. When Kara--or, rather, her ghost--returns to Brad, his past and present blur into a fog. 

Kara Was Here tells the story of a failed actress whose life and sudden death are only partially understood; her teenage sister, Gwen, who starts taking dangerous steps into Kara's secret world; Kara's college friend, Margot, who went from being the football team's sexy secret weapon to the solitary proprietress of a baked goods business; and Kara's one-time lover, Brad, who stands with one foot in the past and one foot in an increasingly uncertain future. 

In the spirit of Clare Messud's The Emperor's Children or Hannah Pittard's The Fates Will Find Their Way, Conescu's novel is at once a mystery about the dangers of aging into adulthood, an exploration of truth and perception, and a story about the ways we keep those we love with us--the people we've lost, the people we no longer see, and the people we used to be. 9781593765330 

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Book & Author Gossip

King's MountainThe Savannah Book Festival continues in its pattern of bringing sought-after best-selling authors to town with the announcement of this year’s headliners Scott Turow, Mitch Albom and Eben Alexander.  Turow, author of nine best-selling books including “Innocent,” “Presumed Innocent” and “The Burden of Proof,” will open the festival on Feb. 13 with a presentation on his new mystery-thriller “Identical.” Savannah Book Festival announces authors

When Sharyn McCrumb jumps into a history story, it’s like Robin Williams taking on the role of the genie in Aladdin. Boy, does she have fun embodying a host of characters. Sharyn McCrumb 9781250011404

 

Stray DecorumWhy do you favor short stories?  The chances of writing a strong, nearly perfect short story are better than writing a strong, nearly perfect novel. It seems an achievable, though unlikely, goal, to write a perfect story. A Conversation with George Sinleton

“I decided I wanted to set the book in Highlands [North Carolina]. The setting came first. Normally it’s the story idea, the characters, that sort of thing,” she says. “But I really thought the story evolved from the setting.” Moonrise

 


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:

Laine CrosbyLaine Crosby   
Fredericksburg, VA | 10/25/2013 to 10/26/2013 Detail | Request this author!
Atlanta, GA | 12/21/2013 to 12/23/2013 Detail | Request this author!

 

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

 

 

 

Larissa ReinhartLarissa Reinhart   
Birmingham, AL | 11/02/2013 to 11/03/2013 Detail | Request this author!

 

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

 

 

Susan BoyerSusan M. Boyer   
Pawley's Island, SC | 10/18/2013 to 10/19/2013 Detail | Request this author!
Spartanburg, SC | 10/23/2013 to 10/24/2013 Detail | Request this author!
Tampa, FL | 10/26/2013 to 10/27/2013 Detail | Request this author!
Vero Beach, FL | 10/29/2013 to 10/30/2013 Detail | Request this author!
Mt. Pleasant, SC | 10/31/2013 to 11/01/2013 Detail | Request this author!
Columbia, SC | 11/18/2013 to 11/19/2013 Detail | Request this author!
Tryon, NC | 11/23/2013 to 11/24/2013 Detail | Request this author!
Beaufort, SC | 12/06/2013 to 12/07/2013 Detail | Request this author!
Panama City, FL | 02/01/2014 to 02/02/2014 Detail | Request this author!
Bluffton, SC | 05/14/2014 to 05/15/2014 Detail | Request this author!

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

 

 

Deron HicksDeron Hicks   
Athens, GA | 10/19/2013 to 10/20/2013 Detail | Request this author!
Milledgeville, GA | 11/09/2013 to 11/10/2013 Detail | Request this author!
Nashville, TN | 10/12/2013 to 10/13/2013 Detail | Request this author!

 

 

Lynne BarrettLynne Barrett   
Coral Gables, FL | 10/24/2013 to 10/26/2013 Detail | Request this author!
Sanibel, FL | 11/07/2013 to 11/10/2013 Detail | Request this author!

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

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Bookstore Gossip

Harborwalk Books, Georgetown, S.C., whose building was among several in the town's historic district destroyed by fire last month, has opened temporarily at 105 Screven Street, near its former location, with help from Michele Overton and Lauren Call. Owner Ann Carlson wrote, "We will be moving back to the original location as soon as the building is replaced." Harborwalk Books reopens in temporary location

When we first opened, we had a gentleman who would come into the store every six months or so and tell me that the store would never last for long.  He never bought anything, of course, and he eventually stopped coming in after about the third year.   Thankfully, we can count the pessimists and critics on one hand, and I have always been extremely proud and humbled by the support that you -- our customers, friends and neighbors -- have given us.  This is a dream job for me, and I have loved every minute of it. Bound to be Read Books

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Lady Banks' {Book} Trailer Park:
Pete the Cat and the MagicSunglasses


Pete the Cat and the Magic Sunglasses

 

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Read This! Okra Picks and recommendations from Square Books


Okra Picks


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

Read the first chapter!

Set against the backdrop of the historic flooding of the Mississippi River, The Tilted World is an extraordinary tale of murder and moonshine, sandbagging and saboteurs, and a man and a woman who find unexpected love, from Tom Franklin, the acclaimed author of the New York Times bestsellerCrooked Letter, Crooked Letter, and award-winning poet Beth Ann Fennelly.

The year is 1927. As rains swell the Mississippi, the mighty river threatens to burst its banks and engulf everything in its path, including federal revenue agent Ted Ingersoll and his partner, Ham Johnson. Arriving in the tiny hamlet of Hobnob, Mississippi, to investigate the disappearance of two fellow agents who'd been on the trail of a local bootlegger, they are astonished to find a baby boy abandoned in the middle of a crime scene.

The Tilted WorldIngersoll, an orphan raised by nuns, is determined to find the infant a home, and his search leads him to Dixie Clay Holliver. A strong woman married too young to a philandering charmer, Dixie Clay has lost a child to illness and is powerless to resist this second chance at motherhood. From the moment they meet, Ingersoll and Dixie Clay are drawn to each other. He has no idea that she's the best bootlegger in the county and may be connected to the agents' disappearance. And while he seems kind and gentle, Dixie Clay knows full well that he is an enemy who can never be trusted.

When Ingersoll learns that a saboteur might be among them, planning a catastrophe along the river that would wreak havoc in Hobnob, he knows that he and Dixie Clay will face challenges and choices that they will be fortunate to survive. Written with extraordinary insight and tenderness, The Tilted World is that rarest of creations, a story of seemingly ordinary people who find hope and deliverance where they least expect it--in each other.


Bookseller Recommendations: From the Square Books “Dear Reader” newsletter

The Maid's VersionThe Maid’s Version
Daniel Woodrell, the author of nine previous books, including the acclaimed Winter’s Bone now offers the story of an explosion in a dance hall in 1929 that killed 42 and scarred many in a small Missouri town. The cause remained  unknown, but one maid, a relative of a victim, shares her story with her grandson; but genuine understanding can only come with learning the history of all the victims, the intractable social structure of the town and long memories of those left behind who can’t leave or won’t. Woodrell writes beautifully about an often brutal land. CFR 9780316205856

 

 

The PurchaseTHE PURCHASE
Linda Spalding
Set in Virginia at the end of the 18th century, The Purchase tells the story of a widowed man and his family’s struggle to survive a harsh frontier life after being banished from their strict religious community. Exploring the complex issues of slavery, religion, freedom, sin and redemption by delving deeply into each of the characters’ inner lives and personal tragedies, The Purchase is a novel both dark and hopeful. The authentic voices that are the lifeblood of this story hooked me from the first page, and the drama, romance and psychological intrigue made it difficult to put down. AL 9780307908414

 

Dissident GardensDISSIDENT GARDENS 
Jonathan Lethem
(Doubleday, hd. 27.95, avail. 9/10)
The always erudite Jonathan Lethem turns his gaze to the borough of Queens and the history of American radicalism in his latest effort. At the center of the novel is the interwoven story of two women, Rose Zimmer, an unreconstructed Communist and tyrannical mother, and Miriam, her strong willed, brilliant daughter who flees her mother’s influence to join the bohemians in Greenwich Village. Spanning three generations and stretching from the age of McCarthyism to today’s Occupy movement, Lethem spins a moving, satirical tale of Utopian dreams that is sure to be a hit with readers and critics alike. CM 9780385534932

And Sons& SONS
David Gilbert (Random House, hd. 27.00)
If you went to the beach but failed to find a suitable book, get & Sons and pretend you’re at the beach, as you’ll be quickly engrossed in this novel and won’t know you’re not at the beach. The story’s momentum begins with the funeral of the life-long best friend of a famous, reclusive novelist, and never lets up as we follow the fates of sons & lovers, the effect a literary career has upon the author’s real-life characters, and the pulsing life of modern day New York. Reading pleasure one might expect by breeding The Hair of Harold Roux with The Rules of Civility. RH 9780812993967

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Southern Indie Bestsellers: Highlights

For the week ending September 29, 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

okra5. Moonrise
Cassandra King, Maiden Lane Press, $26.95, 9781940210001

okra 7. Lookaway, Lookaway
Wilton Barnhardt, St. Martin's, $25.99, 9781250020833

HARDCOVER NONFICTION

7. Men We Reaped
Jesmyn Ward, Bloomsbury, $26, 9781608195213
8. Si-Cology 1
Si Robertson, Howard Books, $22.99, 9781476745374
11. Let's Explore Diabetes With Owls
David Sedaris, Little Brown, $27, 9780316154697

TRADE PAPERBACK FICTION

6. Flight Behavior
Barbara Kingsolver, Harper Perennial, $16.99, 9780062124272
13. The Great Gatsby
F.Scott Fitzgerald, Scribner, $15, 9781451689433

TRADE PAPERBACK NONFICTION

10. Gift From the Sea
Anne Morrow Lindbergh, Pantheon, $9.95, 9780679732419
11. The Old Farmer's Almanac 2014
Old Farmer's Almanac, $7.95, 9781571986030

MASS MARKET

1. To Kill a Mockingbird
Harper Lee, Grand Central, $7.99, 9780446310789

8. The Racketeer
John Grisham, Dell, $9.99, 9780345530578

CHILDREN'S ILLUSTRATED

10. Little Blue Truck
Alice Schertle, Jill McElmurry (Illus.), Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, $6.99, 9780547248288

CHILDREN'S INTEREST

7. Paper Towns
John Green, Speak, $9.99, 9780142414934
8. Al Capone Does My Shirts
Gennifer Choldenko, Penguin, $6.99, 9780142403709

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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!
Moonrise
Lookaway, Lookaway
The Husband's Secret
Winning from Within: A Breakthrough Method for Leading, Living, and Lasting Change
Wilson
Men We Reaped
Si-Cology 1
Everything I Need to Know I Learned from a Little Golden Book
You First: Inspire Your Team to Grow Up, Get Along, and Get Stuff Done
Lawrence in Arabia
An Appetite for Wonder: The Making of a Scientist
The Secret Keeper
Fifty Shades of Grey
The Paris Wife
The Great Gatsby
Winter of the World
Gift From the Sea
Joseph Anton: A Memoir
Convert Every Click” hspace=
Black Fridays
A Wanted Man
Ollie's Halloween” hspace=
Little Blue Truck
Paper Towns
Al Capone Does My Shirts


Author Readings


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

Healthy Stables by John Blackburn Author Event  (author appearance)
John Blackburn
10/16/2013, 05:30 pm
Books on Broad
Camden, SC

Hank Phillippi Ryan  (author appearance)
Hank Phillippi Ryan
10/16/2013, 07:00 pm
Murder on the Beach Mystery Bookstore
Delray Beach, FL

Parnassus Book Club - The Great Santini  (book club)
10/16/2013, 06:30 pm
Parnassus Books
Nashville, TN

okraJOHN MILLIKEN THOMPSON Reads From His Novel LOVE & LAMENT  (author appearance)
John Milliken Thompson
10/16/2013, 07:00 pm
Malaprop's Bookstore/Cafe
Asheville, NC

Artist's Way Third Class (Registration Required)  (other event)
10/16/2013, 07:00 pm
Charis Books & More
Atlanta, GA

Allison Alsup, Elizabeth Pearce, Richard Read - French Quarter Drinking Companion - Uptown  (author appearance)
Allison Alsup
10/16/2013, 06:00 pm
Maple Street Book Shop
New Orleans, LA

Claudia Caporal -- La jefa de la casa  (author appearance)
Claudia Caporal
10/16/2013, 06:30 pm
Books & Books Inc
Coral Gables, FL

Tom Anderson -- The Value of Debt  (author appearance)
Tom Anderson
10/16/2013, 08:00 pm
Books & Books Inc
Coral Gables, FL

okraTom Franklin & Beth Ann Fennelly - The Tilted World  (author appearance)
Beth Ann Fennelly
10/16/2013, 04:00 pm
Alabama Booksmith
Birmingham, AL

Richard A. Serrano Recounts the Stories of -Last of the Blue and Gray  (author appearance)
Richard A. Serrano
10/16/2013, 06:30 pm
Fountain Bookstore
Richmond, VA

Kissing Oscar Wilde  (author appearance)
Jade Sylvan
10/16/2013, 07:00 pm
Regulator Bookshop
durham, NC

Adam Gidwitz  (author appearance)
Adam Gidwitz
10/16/2013, 05:00 pm
Quail Ridge Books & Music
Raleigh, NC

Jo Maeder: OPPOSITES ATTACK & WHEN I MARRIED MY MOTHER  (author appearance)
Jo Maeder
10/16/2013, 05:00 pm
The Country Bookshop
Southern Pines, NC

Readers Circle  (book club)
10/16/2013, 06:00 pm
Copperfish Books, LLC
Punta Gorda, FL

STEPHEN JIMENEZ discusses and signs THE BOOK OF MATT  (author appearance)
Stephen Jimenez
10/16/2013, 07:00 pm
Inkwood Books
Tampa, FL

Hank Phillippi Ryan Booksigning  (author appearance)
Hank Phillippi Ryan
10/16/2013
Murder on the Beach Mystery Bookstore
Delray Beach, FL

Barefoot Contessa!  (author appearance)
Ina Garten
10/16/2013, 08:00 pm
A Cappella Books
Atlanta, GA

UNC Humanities Spotlight on Scholars: Girls' Education in Africa (ticketed)  (other event)
10/16/2013, 05:30 pm
Flyleaf Books
Chapel Hill, NC

Annual Book Club Party  (other event)
10/17/2013, 06:00 pm
Fiction Addiction
Greenville, SC

Parnassus Book Club - The Great Santini  (book club)
10/17/2013, 10:00 am
Parnassus Books
Nashville, TN

Author event with Clara Parkes - Author of The Knitter's Book of Socks  (author appearance)
Clara Parkes
10/17/2013, 06:30 pm
Parnassus Books
Nashville, TN

Teen '13 Book & Author Celebration, featuring VA authors for young readers  (book festival)
10/17/2013, 06:00 pm
Fountain Bookstore
Richmond, VA

MARK PINSKY  (author appearance)
Mark Pinksy
10/17/2013, 07:00 pm
Malaprop's Bookstore/Cafe
Asheville, NC

Rebecca Theim - HELL AND HIGH WATER: The Battle to Save the Daily New Orleans Times-Picayune  (author appearance)
Rebecca Theim
10/17/2013, 06:00 pm
Octavia Books
New Orleans, LA

Ellen Kanner -- Feeding the Hungry Ghost  (author appearance)
Ellen Kanner
10/17/2013, 07:30 pm
Books & Books Inc
Coral Gables, FL

Lightsey Darst  (author appearance)
Lightsey Darst
10/17/2013, 07:00 pm
Regulator Bookshop
durham, NC

Mary Kay Andrews  (author appearance)
Mary Kay Andrews
10/17/2013, 12:00 pm
Quail Ridge Books & Music
Raleigh, NC

Mary Kay Andrews  (author appearance)
Mary Kay Andrews
10/17/2013, 07:30 pm
Quail Ridge Books & Music
Raleigh, NC

Bruce Cameron signs THE DOGS OF CHRISTMAS  (author appearance)
Bruce Cameron
10/17/2013, 06:00 pm
Square Books
Oxford, MS

Allan Gurganus signs LOCAL SOULS  (author appearance)
Allan Gurganus
10/17/2013, 06:00 pm
Square Books
Oxford, MS

Susan Gregg Gilmore discusses her new book The Funeral Dress  (author appearance)
Susan Gregg Gilmore
10/17/2013, 07:00 pm
Flyleaf Books
Chapel Hill, NC

Coffee with the Poet Featuring Kathy Nelson  (author appearance)
Kathy Nelson
10/17/2013, 10:00 am
City Lights Bookstore
Sylva, NC

New York Times Bestselling Author and Speaker, Andy Andrews  (author appearance)
Andy Andrews
10/17/2013, 06:00 pm
Page & Palette
Fairhope, AL

HALLOWEEN BOOK SIGNING with JOHN CINCHETT, DEBORAH FRETHEM, LYNN WADDELL, & GINNA WILKERSON  (other event)
10/17/2013, 07:00 pm
Inkwood Books
Tampa, FL

Becky Masterman- Rage Against the Dying  (author appearance)
Becky Masterman
10/17/2013, 06:00 pm
Vero Beach Book Center
Vero Beach, FL

October Book Club  (book club)
10/17/2013, 07:00 pm
Bound To Be Read Books
Atlanta, GA

Cliterati Open No-Mic Featuring Shyla Hardwick  (other event)
10/17/2013, 07:30 pm
Charis Books & More
Atlanta, GA

Chip Kidd speaks on Failing Better at InnoVAte Virginia  (author appearance)
Chip Kidd
10/18/2013
Fountain Bookstore
Richmond, VA

Lee Smith Presents Guests on Earth  (author appearance)
Lee Smith
10/18/2013, 06:30 pm
Fountain Bookstore
Richmond, VA

Sundial Back Porch Music Jam  (author appearance)
10/18/2013, 07:00 pm
Sundial Books
Chincoteague, VA

Carolyn Kolb: New Orleans Memories: One Writer's City  (author appearance)
Carolyn Kolb
10/18/2013, 06:00 pm
Garden District Book Shop
New Orleans, LA

On The Same Page Book Club  (book club)
10/18/2013, 05:00 pm
Little Shop of Stories
Decatur, GA

Patricia Chapple Wright -- High Moon Over the Amazon  (author appearance)
Patricia Chapple Wright
10/18/2013, 08:00 pm
Books & Books Inc
Coral Gables, FL

Liliana Hirmas -- The Winelands & Soul of Chile  (author appearance)
Liliana Hirmas
10/18/2013, 08:00 pm
Books & Books Inc
Coral Gables, FL

Octavia Spencer - Randi Rhodes, Ninja Detective: The Case of the Time-Capsule Bandit  (author appearance)
Octavia Spencer
10/18/2013, 05:00 pm
Alabama Booksmith
Birmingham, AL

Susan Boyer, Author of Lowcountry Bombshell  (author appearance)
Susan M. Boyer
10/18/2013, 11:00 am
Litchfield Books
Pawleys Island, SC

Ron MacLean  (author appearance)
Ron MacLean
10/18/2013, 07:00 pm
Regulator Bookshop
durham, NC

The Raleigh Little Theatre- Junie B. in Jingle Bells, Batman Smells!  (other event)
10/18/2013, 05:00 pm
Quail Ridge Books & Music
Raleigh, NC

Robert Jordan signs OLE MISS: A PHOTOGRAPHIC ESSAY  (author appearance)
Robert Jordan
10/18/2013, 05:00 pm
Square Books
Oxford, MS

West End Poetry Festival Opening Celebration with Readings and Reception  (other event)
10/18/2013, 06:30 pm
Flyleaf Books
Chapel Hill, NC

Carrie Morey CALLIE'S BISCUITS AND SOUTHERN TRADITIONS: HEIRLOOM RECIPES FROM OUR FAMILY KITCHEN  (author appearance)
Carrie Morey
10/18/2013, 05:30 pm
The Country Bookshop
Southern Pines, NC

Exploring Eighteenth-Century Southern Foodways  (author appearance)
Kay Moss
10/18/2013, 06:30 pm
City Lights Bookstore
Sylva, NC

Charles Salzberg Book Signing and Author Discussion  (author appearance)
Charles Salzberg
10/18/2013, 05:00 pm
Page & Palette
Fairhope, AL

Readers Circle  (book club)
10/18/2013, 03:00 pm
Copperfish Books, LLC
Punta Gorda, FL

Kenya Jackson Presents: Navigating the Quarterlife Crisis with Wisdom and Skill: Part Four  (author appearance)
Kenya Jackson
10/19/2013, 07:00 pm
Charis Books & More
Atlanta, GA

Hobbit Day!  (other event)
10/19/2013, 01:00 pm
Fountainhead Bookstore

Author event with Bobbie Pyron - Author of The Dogs of Winter  (author appearance)
Bobbie Pyron
10/19/2013, 02:00 pm
Parnassus Books
Nashville, TN

David Sedaris Comes to RVA!  (author appearance)
David Sedaris
10/19/2013, 08:00 pm
Fountain Bookstore
Richmond, VA

Octavia Books Book Club  (book club)
10/19/2013, 10:30 am
Octavia Books
New Orleans, LA

Rob Owen - Spyboy, Cheyenne, and 96 Crayons - Uptown  (author appearance)
Rob Owen
10/19/2013, 11:30 am
Maple Street Book Shop
New Orleans, LA

A Performance of Music and Poetry: The Bechtler Ensemble  (other event)
10/19/2013, 04:00 pm
Books & Books Inc
Coral Gables, FL

Danforth Prince -- Those Glamorous Gabors   (author appearance)
Danforth Prince
10/19/2013, 07:00 pm
Books & Books Inc
Coral Gables, FL

Elizabeth Romero -- Means to an End   (author appearance)
Elizabeth Romero
10/19/2013, 07:00 pm
Books & Books Inc
Coral Gables, FL

Dean Swinford  (author appearance)
Dean Swinford
10/19/2013, 02:00 pm
Regulator Bookshop
durham, NC

Raleigh Write to Publish  (writers group)
10/19/2013, 06:30 pm
Quail Ridge Books & Music
Raleigh, NC

okraSusan Gregg Gilmore – The Funeral Dress  (author appearance)
Susan Gregg-Gilmore
10/19/2013, 11:00 am
McIntyre's Fine Books
Pittsboro, NC

Richard A. Serrano – Last of the Blue and Gray: Old Men, Stolen Glory, and the Mystery that Outlived the Civil War  (author appearance)
Richard Serrano
10/19/2013, 02:00 pm
McIntyre's Fine Books
Pittsboro, NC

Duke Lemur Center fundraising and bookselling event!  (other event)
10/19/2013, 02:00 pm
Flyleaf Books
Chapel Hill, NC

Sandra Gutierrez LATIN AMERICAN STREET FOOD and THE NEW SOUTHERN-LATINO TABLE  (author appearance)
Sandra Gutierrez
10/19/2013, 04:00 pm
The Country Bookshop
Southern Pines, NC

Reception for The Knot Hole Tree  (author appearance)
Daniel Leary
10/19/2013, 03:00 pm
City Lights Bookstore
Sylva, NC

Michael Sears Booksigning  (author appearance)
Michael Sears
10/19/2013, 07:00 pm
Murder on the Beach Mystery Bookstore
Delray Beach, FL

Laura Ann Garren Book Signing  (author appearance)
Laura Ann Garren
10/19/2013, 01:00 pm
A Cappella Books
Atlanta, GA

Meet the Author & Illustrator of THE SHAKESPEARE MYSTERIES Series  (author appearance)
Deron Hicks Snipes
10/19/2013, 10:30 am
Avid Bookshop
Athens, GA

Sunday Sleuths  (book club)
10/20/2013, 03:00 pm
Murder on the Beach Mystery Bookstore
Delray Beach, FL

Author event with Lisa Patton - Author of Whistlin' Dixie in a Nor'easter  (author appearance)
Lisa Patton
10/20/2013, 02:00 pm
Parnassus Books
Nashville, TN

okraWRITERS AT HOME: Today's Featured Guest is Tommy Hays  (author appearance)
Tommy Hays
10/20/2013, 03:00 pm
Malaprop's Bookstore/Cafe
Asheville, NC

Tom Zigal: Many Rivers to Cross  (author appearance)
Tom Zigal
10/20/2013
Garden District Book Shop
New Orleans, LA

Richard Serrano  (author appearance)
Richard Serrano
10/20/2013, 02:00 pm
Quail Ridge Books & Music
Raleigh, NC

Brett Martin signs DIFFICULT MEN  (author appearance)
Brett Martin
10/20/2013, 01:00 pm
Square Books
Oxford, MS

Author event: Jeremiah Bropleh with Julie Green - Uncivil War: Recovering from Life as a Child Soldier  (author appearance)
Jeremiah Bropleh
10/20/2013, 02:00 pm
Park Road Books
Charlotte, NC

Elizabeth George – Just One Evil Act  (author appearance)
Elizabeth George
10/20/2013, 02:00 pm
McIntyre's Fine Books
Pittsboro, NC

Sunday Sleuths  (book club)
10/20/2013, 03:00 pm
Murder on the Beach Mystery Bookstore
Delray Beach, FL

Paperback Fiction Book Club: THE LIGHT BETWEEN OCEANS  (author appearance)
M.L. Stedman
10/20/2013, 06:15 pm
Avid Bookshop
Athens, GA


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