{Everyone has an opinion about pimento cheese.}

In which a man listens to the whistle of a train in the early morning, director James Franco talks to dead people, a southern novelist visits the South for the very first time, and everyone has an opinion about pimento cheese.

May 26, 2013



 

Dearest readers,

You’ll notice a few changes to the newsletter this week.  In response to requests from her readers (who are apparently obsessed with cooking and cleaning) her ladyship has added sections for Lady Banks’ Receipt Book (for recipes and cookbooks) and Lady Banks’ Housekeeping Book  (self explanatory).  She has also moved the Southern Indie Bestseller list down,  in favor of emphasizing  the recommended reading she receives from Southern Indie booksellers. The result is many, many more books for your tbr stacks, all of which you can get at your favorite neighborhood bookshop.

Happy reading.


her ladyship, the editor


Lady Banks' Commonplace Book


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

Raintree CountyIt was dawn on Raintree County, and in a little while he would have to yield himself to the ritual day. Past midnight, he had lain awake thinking about the big Fourth of July Program, in which, as principal of the local school and an old friend of the Senator, he had a leading responsibility. First he would drive to Freehaven, where he had some matters to see to before the Senator arrived. Despite the necessarily early hour of the trip, the whole family planned to go along as usual. On the way back, he would stop at the Danwebster Graveyard for his annual visit to the family lot. At nine-thirty the Senator’s special train was due in Waycross, and the substance of Mr. Shawnessy’s dream would be repeated--minus, no doubt, the interesting lady in the Post Office. Then he would entertain the Senator until the G.A.R. Parade and banquet at twelve-thirty. The main program was planned for two-thirty, and after that  he would see the Senator off at the Station. In the evening there was to be a lawn party sponsored by the Literary Society at the home of Mrs. Evelina Brown. It promised to be the most exciting day since his second marriage fourteen years ago.

He could still hear the thunder of the train on distant rails receding. Its passing echoed in the eastern valleys of his sleep. The lone shriek of it at the crossing had been like a calling of his name. The sound of it ebbing down gray lanes of dawn into the west was the lonely music of a century, awakening memories of himself and the Republic. He would lie  awhile and chase a phantom of himself that was always passing on a road from east to west. He would hunt for the earliest mask of an elusive person, a forgotten child named Johnny, the father of a man.

-- Ross Lockridge Jr., Raintree County(Chicago Review Press, 2007) 9781556527104
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Lady Banks' Receipt Book


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

Fred Thompson's Southern SidesFred’s Opinion on Pimento Cheese

To include a pimento cheese, one has to be ready for abuse. Everyone has an opinion about pimento cheese. This is one recipe I use…please don’t laugh at the ingredients.

(Depending on your upbringing, you should be able to get 4 generous sandwiches or feed twenty people at a cocktail party)

2 cups shredded sharp or extra sharp cheddar cheese
2 cups shredded Velveeta
1/2-1 cup Miracle Whip
1 2-ounce jar chopped pimentos, drained
2 teaspoons prepared horseradish, drained
1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
1/4 teaspoon onion powder
Lots of freshly ground black pepper

Put the cheese in a large mixing bowl and add 1/2 cup of the Miracle Whip. Combine with a fork. It you want a creamier pimento cheese, add more Miracle Whip. Fold in the remaining ingredients. Serve immediately  or refrigerate in an airtight container for up to a week--though I doubt you’ll be able to make it last that long.

--Fred Thompson, Fred Thompson’s Southern Sides (UNC Press, 2012) 9780807835708

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Lady Banks' Housekeeping Book


Country wisdom from practical women.

A good way to get the cigarette smoke smell out of a book is to lay it open in a tray with clean cat litter for a day. (from Janet Bollum, The Muse Book Shop in Deland, Florida)

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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).

Sheila Bair, former chairman of the FDIC; No. 1 New York Times bestselling authors Debbie Macomber, Deborah Harkness and Carl Weber; Pulitzer Prize-winning Civil War historian James McPherson; North Carolina authors Jill McCorkle, Robert Inman, Ann B. Ross and Fred Bahnson, the director of the Food, Faith & Religious Leadership Initiative at Wake Forest University’s School of Divinity; and Rachel Renee Russell, the author of the “Dork Diaries” series. “I’m so happy about the diversity and the different genres,” Jamie Rogers Southern, the assistant director of Bookmarks, said in an interview. “I feel like we have a really good mix.” BookMarks Festival line up announced

WashWhat do writers owe the past, and, more specifically, what do they owe their ancestors’ victims? As a white woman born and raised in Birmingham, Ala., Margaret Wrinkle faced those challenging questions. A distant ancestor of hers had practiced slave breeding. Now she has responded to that peculiar historical fact with an original and profound novel called Wash. The medium of fiction allows her to bypass the sensational and delve into the realm of testimony and truth. Wash 9780802120663

And Then I Found You by Patti Callahan Henry is a powerful, emotional story that occupied my thoughts long after I’d finished the book.  It’s a fast read.  I finished it in an afternoon, which was bittersweet because I really wanted more time with it, since the characters felt like friends and family.  Seriously, at times I wondered how in the world I didn’t already know what was going on with them. Patti Callahan Henry

A Land More Kind Than HomeYet unlike the particularly polite conversation at those family events, the text of the Lee brothers book doesn't shy away from the complicated history of Charleston. Cooking the Book

With Carson Chambliss, his novel’s antagonist, Mr. Cash established a new standard by which writers, for years to come, will measure their religious villains. Even with the perspective of three disparate narrators, the depth of Chambliss’ deviltry defies comprehension.  A Land More Kind Than Home 9780062088239

 

Faulkner: Novels 1930-1935I read it twice in high school. I was in a bunch of trouble so I stayed home on the weekends so I wouldn’t get into more trouble with my friends. My father told me that As I Lay Dying was an incredible book with an unforgettable river-crossing scene. I can picture myself late on a Friday night in our cramped den at a tiny wood table with a single desk lamp hunched over the book, trying to understand everything it held. It was a puzzle, but a fascinating puzzle. Faulkner made me want to be a writer James Franco in a conversation (with William Faulkner) 9780940450264

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Author Gossip

Southern Cross the DogIn his debut novel Southern Cross the Dog, Bill Cheng writes in rich detail about a young black man's escape from the 1927 floodwaters in Issaquena County, Mississippi, to a brothel in the town of Bruce east of the Delta, where his path crosses that of a combination voodoo practitioner and piano blues master.  When he left behind the "twisting mule paths" of Crookhand Farm, the character Robert Lee Chatham missed "the grove of tupelos, and the heady perfume that, in the summer, would wash out from its depths." In Bruce, when he goes to do laundry for a prostitute, Robert could hear the Skuna River "beyond the lawns of sweetgrass and reed beds, rilling over the rocks." Cheng may be treated to such sounds and smells himself for the first time next week. A New Yorker’s Southern Novel 9780062225009

Roxanna SladeWhat prompted me to read it: pure reading pleasure. I’ve read this fine novel before, and have no doubt that I’ll read it again. The prose is sublime. Price crafted a story of an ordinary, unassuming woman into an extraordinary piece of literature. Just as people remember where they were when they heard the news that the Challenger space shuttle had exploded, I will always remember where I was on the day Reynolds Price died. What Beth Hoffman is reading 9780684853734

Norma was a notorious French quarter madam in the forties and fifties and I was so fortunate to be able to hear Norma’s voice; late in life, Norma thought “I need to capture my story” so she sat down with a tape recorder and probably a bottle of booze and started recording her life story. Well, a man in new Orleans had these cassette tapes, and he played some of them for me, so I actually got to hear her voice and hear how she described her business, how she ran her business Ruta Sepetys Interview9780399256929


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:

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

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Bookstore Gossip

A perfect independent bookstore like Malaprop’s makes me want to put a For Sale sign in the front yard and pack up for Asheville, NC. I am pretty serious! I miss living in a town with a book store so much that I wish I could say I have stopped buying books all together. But waking into Malaprops brought out cravings in me – the perfect smell of the coffee brewing, the racks of books with staff favorites, local authors, signed copies! I even relish the extras like greeting cards, reading glasses and goofy magnets that extend my browsing time by a minute or two. Malaprop’s Bookstore

If we ever have a Great Flood or any other natural disaster on an Armegeddon-like scale, I imagine that some one will remember to save the animals. The Bible gave us a good tip on that one. But I wonder if someone will remember to save the seeds. It would be nice, if not critical, that any post-apocalyptic world have a few fruits and vegetables. Old Salem Museum & Gardens: Saving the seeds

The events calendar at Pomegranate Books, a general bookstore in Wilmington, North Carolina, is consistently filled with author readings, children’s events, lectures and workshops, community gatherings, and more.  And while the bookstore stocks a wide selection of inventory, owner Kathleen Jewell has special interests in health and healing and finding ways to promote the store’s ability to sell e-books. Pomegranate Books

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Lady Banks' {Book} Trailer Park:
The Cove by Ron Rash


The Cove

 

The Cove“Laurel Shelton and her brother live in a cove considered by many to be cursed. Crops fail, untimely deaths occur, and little light ever trickles down onto their plot of land. Their lives are largely isolated until Laurel discovers a mysterious and mute stranger playing the flute in the nearby woods. Set during the final months of WWI in the Appalachians of North Carolina, The Cove is a book that reveals the nature of humans to quickly ostracize those not like themselves and how easily people will demonize a group of people amidst the fever of war.”  -- Eon Alden, City Lights Bookstore, Sylva, NC

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Read This! Okra Picks and Recommendations from the staff at Fiction Addiction


Okra Picks

The Garden of StoneIn the Garden of Stone by Susan Tekulve
Hub City Press, May 2013 9781891885211

How do we reconcile our private grievances with a chaotic, unpredictable world? How do we begin to forgive those who injure us? These are heavy questions, and rather than confront them head-on, Tekulve wisely grounds the novel in evocative descriptions of the setting. Of the coal camp: “The inevitable sadness of coal dust on clean laundry could send her mother to bed for days.” Of a river in the mountains: “On both sides of the river, old mountains folded softly into each other. Patched with swirls of yellow, rust, and green trees, they reminded Emma of the knitted afghan her mother spread across the foot of her childhood bed.” Of a stone garden whose “beauty could restore the soul better than any church.”Ultimately, home is at the heart of this novel—both what it takes to build a home and a life for yourself and your family, and what it means to leave home and return. Susan Tekulve

The characters in Susan Tekulve’s “In the Garden of Stone” celebrate rich and often-overlooked links between Appalachia and Italy. Immigrants from Sicily were part of the wave of workers who came in the late 19th and early 20th centuries to places such as War, W.Va., and Bluefield, Va., the principal settings of this remarkable first novel. Tekulve’s tough, resourceful people mine coal and maintain the rails that carry it, arrange their stony gardens to look like the ones in their stony homeland, and amid days and nights of backbreaking labor, they remember Michelangelo. The Garden of Stone

Tekulve's writing style is pretty, poetic, but not ornate or obfuscated. Each chapter feels like a self-contained short story in many ways; together, they show the arc of a family and place, but individually, there's a brilliant, bright, or blinding moment that stings or illuminates. In the Garden of Stone reviewed


Recommended by Fiction Addiction in Greenville, SC

And Then I Found YouAnd Then I Found You by Patti Callahan Henry (St. Martin's Griffin, hardcover, $24.99,) Emotionally powered by true-life events in her own family, And Then I Found You is Patti Callahan Henry's unforgettable story of star-crossed lovers and the daughter they gave up for adoption and then found again. Patti has written the perfect book club book -- a slim, fast read with deep impact and plenty to discuss. A Summer 2013 SIBA Okra Pick. -Recommended by Jill Hendrix, store owner  (seconded by Jackie, store volunteer) 9780312610760

 

 

The Kings and Queens of RoamThe Kings and Queens of Roam by Daniel Wallace (Touchstone, hardcover, $24.00) Daniel Wallace continues the tradition of Southern folktales and fables with this imaginative fairy tale for adults about two sisters -- one beautiful but blind and one sighted but ugly -- and the lies that come between them. A May 2013 Indie Next Pick. Meet the author at our Book Your Lunch event on May 22nd! -Recommended by Jill Hendrix, store owner  9781476703978

 

 

 

 

Memoirs of an Imaginary FriendMemoirs of an Imaginary Friend by Matthew Dicks (St. Martin's Griffin, paperback, $14.99) In this brilliant, inventive novel, Budo is the imaginary friend of Max, a young boy with Asperger's. When Max is kidnapped, Budo must decide whether to help him escape. The decision to help Max could lead to the end of Budo's existence, and at 6 years old, he is the oldest imaginary friend he knows.  -Recommended by Jill Hendrix, store owner (Melissa and Nancy M. love it, too) 9781847445100

 

 

 

Shadow and BoneShadow and Bone by Leigh Bardugo (Square Fish, paperback, $9.99) Alina is an orphan, and her best friend Mal is the only home she's ever known. When Alina shows a power she never knew she had, she's immediately taken to train with the Grisha, a team of seeming magicians whose leader, the Darkling, sees Alina as their kingdom's only hope against the Shadow Fold, a darkness that has ripped a hole in their land. As Alina's powers are tested, she learns that things at court aren't as they appear, and power in the wrong hands could be devastating. This book made me laugh and cry and hold my breath waiting for the worst and hoping for the best. YA fantasy at its best, and I LOVED it. -Recommended by Melissa Oates, store employee 9781250027436

Of Giants and IceOf Giants and Ice by Shelby Bach (Simon & Schuster, paperback, $6.99) When Rory discovers the Ever After School program, where no one seems to know her famous parents, she's thrilled. Until she finds out that fairy tales are real, and Ever After School is where the Characters are trained and sent on their own Tales. When Rory's new friend Lena gets her own Tale and chooses Rory as a companion, Rory jumps at the chance to help her friend and prove herself in the process. A great blend of adventure and fantasy suited for any middle-grade reader hankering for a good story. -Recommended by Melissa Oates, store employee 9781442431478

 

The Boy on Cinnamon StreetThe Boy on Cinnamon Street by Phoebe Stone (Arthur A. Levine, paperback, $6.99) This tween story of first love would melt the hardest heart. Louise's quiet, wounded sadness touches both Henderson and the reader, who can't help but root for the young couple. The Boy on Cinnamon Street will appeal to Bieber fans, but would also be a great read for any mother-daughter book club. -Recommended by Jill Hendrix, store owner 9780545218283

 

 

 

 

The AbilityThe Ability by M.M. Vaughan (McElderry Books, hardcover, $15.99) Christopher Lane is singled out by everyone for being poor, and thus a troublemaker. Then he gets the surprise of his life by being singled out in a different way: he's accepted into the elite Myers Holt Academy, where Chris and his classmates learn that they have a special Ability that only manifests when they're 12 years old -- and now they must use it to save some of England's most influential people, including the prime minister. An excellent adventure story that will keep young readers on the edge of their seats. -Recommended by Melissa Oates, store employee 9781442452008

 

The RulesThe Rules by Stacey Kade (Disney Press, hardcover, $17.99) A teenage girl as pugnacious as Veronica Mars, Ariane Tucker is doing everything possible to fade into the background so she won't be detected as a half-alien with extrasensory powers who has escaped from her creators. She has succeeded in blending in for 10 years until a Mean Girls-style encounter with high school queen bee Rachel leads to a quest for revenge that unintentionally causes her to break one of the five rules that has governed her life: "Rule #5: Never fall in love." It's hard to stand out in the overcrowded YA field, but Stacey Kade has created a knockout of a new series. -Recommended by Jill Hendrix, store owner 9781423153283

The River of No ReturnThe River of No Return by Bee Ridgway (Dutton, hardcover, $27.95) Part time travel fantasy and part regency romance, this debut novel is all awesomeness. Nick jumped from his natural life in 1813 to 2003, where he was intercepted by the Guild, the guardians of the River of Time. The first rule of the Guild is, "There is no return" -- yet Nick is recruited to go back to 1815 to help with a secret mission involving the Ofan, a different and sometimes opposing group of time travelers. It's in this time that Nick becomes reacquainted with his old neighbor Julia, who may be the key to everything both Ofan and Guild are trying to accomplish. An amazing book that is both entertaining and literary. A May 2013 Indie Next Pick.  -Recommended by Melissa Oates, store employee 9780525953869

Give and TakeGive and Take by Adam M. Grant (The Viking Press, hardcover, $27.95) Reading Give and Take is a mind-opening process as Adam Grant takes the conventional wisdom and turns it on its head to prove that people with honesty and integrity who believe in a "pay it forward" system are some of the most successful Americans and that "greed is good", only-out-for-themselves takers lose out over the long run.  -Recommended by Jill Hendrix, store owner 9780670026555

 

 

 

 

Bristol HouseBristol House by Beverly Swerling (The Viking Press, hardcover, $27.95) Historian Annie Kendall, a recovering alcoholic, hopes to revive her career and boost her self-confidence when she's tasked with verifying the authenticity of a man called the Jew of Holborn who allegedly discovered a trove of Jewish artifacts and secretly brought them to England in the 1500's. But the research she's conducting is connected to a plot that has far reaching implications for the Catholic Church -- and places her in grave danger. Will appeal to those who enjoy learning about religious history and reading about a compelling conspiracy theory. -Recommended by Kathleen Perry, store employee 9780670025930

Parenting: Illustrated with Crappy PicturesParenting: Illustrated with Crappy Pictures by Amber Dusick (Harlequin, hardcover, $16.95)  If you're a parent, you should be familiar with Amber Dusick's website, CrappyPictures.com. If not, let me introduce you. This book tells stories in the format of the author's blog, organized into the typical parenting sections you're used to, but with hilarious anecdotes and equally hysterical (though admittedly crappy) pictures. If you are a parent, have a parent, or even just know a parent, this book will make you LOL.  -Recommended by Melissa Oates, store employee  9780373892747

 

 

The S-WordThe S-Word by Chelsea Pitcher (Gallery Books, paperback, $10.99)  Angie's best friend Lizzie is dead -- she committed suicide after being branded a slut quite publicly and becoming a high school outcast. Now Angie is determined to find someone to blame, or at least to share her own blame. The S-Word follows Angie's pursuit of the truth, which isn't at all what Angie wants to believe -- about Lizzie, about her friends, even about herself. And in the end, Angie has to decide what's more important: revenge or forgiveness. A compelling read for fans of Jay Asher's Thirteen Reasons Why, about the effects high school can have on us and the choices we make every day. -Recommended by Melissa Oates, store employee 9781451695168

 

RumpRump by Liesl Shurtliff (Alfred A. Knopf, hardcover, $16.99)  In a land where names mean everything, "Rump" isn't what you want to be called. But this incomplete name is all that was heard before Rump's mother died, leaving him to search for his own destiny -- which of course involves spinning straw into gold and bargaining for a girl's first-born child. But this re-telling of Rumpelstiltskin stands out for its imagination and characterization, and readers will be rooting for Rump like they never did for the man in the fairy tale. A Spring 2013 Kids' Indie Next Pick.  -Recommended by Melissa Oates, store employee

 

 

The Path of NamesThe Path of Names by Ari Goelman (Arthur A. Levine, hardcover, $16.99) What first appears to be simply a story about 13-year-old Dahlia Sherman not fitting in at summer camp quickly becomes a suspenseful mystery involving the ghosts of two little girls, a maze guarded by an imposing caretaker, clues found in Jewish mysticism, and a long-dead rabbi who appears in Dahlia's dreams, inspiring her to set out to uncover the camp's secrets. A great summer read for those who love a good mystery and a little magic. You do not have to be familiar with Jewish history or the Kabbalah to relate to the characters. -Recommended by Kathleen Perry, store employee 9780307977939

BluebirdBluebird by Bob Staake (Schwartz & Wade, hardcover, $17.99) This wordless picture book follows a young boy who is obviously an outcast, laughed at and bullied by the other kids in his class. When a bluebird starts following him around, the boy doesn't feel so lonely any more, and the two develop a friendship. In this truly touching book, Staake delivers a story that will speak to anyone of any age about the importance of friends. A Spring 2013 Kids' Indie Next Pick.  -Recommended by Melissa Oates, store employee 9780375870378

 

 

Nancy ClancyNancy Clancy, Super Sleuth by Jane O'Connor (HarperCollins, paperback, $4.99) I was happy to find that Jane O'Connor has written a chapter book for girls who have outgrown the Fancy Nancy picture books. Although Nancy is growing up, she hasn't outgrown her love of sharing "fancy" new words and her love of adventure. In this book, Nancy and her best friend Bree decide to form a detective agency and are looking for a mystery to solve. When a blue marble goes missing from their classroom, they set out to solve the high-profile crime. Readers who loved Fancy Nancy will enjoy growing up with Nancy Clancy. -Recommended by Kathleen Perry, store employee 9780062084194

The Lost Summer of Louisa May AlcottThe Lost Summer of Louisa May Alcott by Kelly O'Connor McNees (Berkley, paperback, $15.00) If you loved Little Women, you will find yourself entranced by this speculative story about Louisa May Alcott. In 1855, the Alcott family was forced by circumstances to move from Boston to small-town Walpole, NH. Details of the Alcotts' daily life and hardships ring true, and it's interesting to see the similarities in their story and Little Women. But the imagined romance between Louisa and the fictional Joseph Singer is the heart of the book, bringing to light the struggle Louisa faced between her desire for independence and finding true love. McNees alludes to the fact that Alcott had to have found great love in her life in order to have written so knowingly about it. -Recommended by Nancy Rechtman, store employee 9780425240830

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Southern Indie Bestsellers

For the week ending May 19, 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. Inferno
Dan Brown, Doubleday, $29.95, 9780385537858
2. A Delicate Truth
John le Carre, Viking, $28.95, 9780670014897
3. Gone Girl
Gillian Flynn, Crown, $25, 9780307588364
4. Paris
Edward Rutherfurd, Doubleday, $32.5, 9780385535304
5. The Hit
David Baldacci, Grand Central, $27.99, 9781455521210
6. Dead Ever After
Charlaine Harris, Ace, $27.95, 9781937007881
7. The Woman Upstairs
Claire Messud, Knopf, $25.95, 9780307596901
okra8. Life After Life
Jill McCorkle, Shannon Ravenel Books, $24.95, 9781565122550

okra9. Z
Therese Anne Fowler, St. Martin's, $25.99, 9781250028655

10. The Burgess Boys
Elizabeth Strout, Random House, $26, 9781400067688
11. Best Kept Secret
Jeffrey Archer, St. Martin's, $27.99, 9781250000989
12. A Constellation of Vital Phenomena
Anthony Marra, Hogarth, $26, 9780770436407
13. Silken Prey
John Sandford, Putnam Adult, $27.95, 9780399159312
14. Life After Life
Kate Atkinson, Reagan Arthur Books, $27.99, 9780316176484
15. Unwritten
Charles Martin, Center Street, $21.99, 9781455503957

HARDCOVER NONFICTION


1. Let's Explore Diabetes With Owls
David Sedaris, Little Brown, $27, 9780316154697
2. The Guns at Last Light: The War in Western Europe, 1944-1945
Rick Atkinson, Holt, $40, 9780805062908
3. Cooked
Michael Pollan, Penguin Press, $27.95, 9781594204210
4. Lean In
Sheryl Sandberg, Knopf, $24.95, 9780385349949
5. Bunker Hill
Nathaniel Philbrick, Viking, $32.95, 9780670025442
6. It's All Good
Gwyneth Paltrow, Grand Central, $32, 9781455522712
7. But Mama Always Put Vodka in Her Sangria!
Julia Reed, St. Martin's Press, $25.99, 9781250019042
8. Help, Thanks, Wow
Anne Lamott, Riverhead, $17.95, 9781594631290
9. I Could Pee on This
Francesco Marciuliano, Chronicle, $12.95, 9781452110585
10. Mom & Me & Mom
Maya Angelou, Random House, $22, 9781400066117
11. The Drunken Botanist
Amy Stewart, Algonquin, $19.95, 9781616200466
12. Vader's Little Princess
Jeffrey Brown, Chronicle, $14.95, 9781452118697
13. The Girls of Atomic City
Denise Kiernan, Touchstone, $27, 9781451617528
14. Letters to a Young Scientist
Edward Osborne Wilson, Liveright, $21.95, 9780871403773
15. Unbroken
Laura Hillenbrand, Random House, $28, 9781400064168

TRADE PAPERBACK FICTION


1. The Great Gatsby
F.Scott Fitzgerald, Scribner, $15, 9781451689433
2. Beautiful Ruins
Jess Walter, Harper Perennial, $15.99, 9780061928178
3. The Light Between Oceans
M.L. Stedman, Scribner, $16, 9781451681758
4. The Paris Wife
Paula McLain, Ballantine, $15, 9780345521316
5. The Art Forger
B.A. Shapiro, Algonquin, $14.95, 9781616203160
6. Where'd You Go, Bernadette
Maria Semple, Back Bay, $14.99, 9780316204262
7. City of Women
David R. Gillham, Berkley, $16, 9780425252963
8. The Orphan Master's Son
Adam Johnson, Random House, $15, 9780812982626
9. The Night Circus
Erin Morgenstern, Anchor, $15, 9780307744432
10. Bring Up the Bodies
Hilary Mantel, Picador USA, $16, 9781250024176
11. Broken Harbor
Tana French, Penguin, $16, 9780143123309
12. The Black Box
Michael Connelly, Grand Central, $14.99, 9781455526956
13. Call Me Zelda
Erika Robuck, NAL, $16, 9780451239921
14. Spring Fever
Mary Kay Andrews, St. Martin's Griffin, $14.99, 9780312642723
15. The Dog Stars
Peter Heller, Vintage, $15, 9780307950475

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. In the Garden of Beasts
Erik Larson, Broadway, $16, 9780307408853
4. Lots of Candles, Plenty of Cake
Anna Quindlen, Random House, $15, 9780812981667
5. Quiet
Susan Cain, Broadway, $16, 9780307352156
6. Control
Glenn Beck, Threshold Editions, $12, 9781476739878
7. Thinking, Fast and Slow
Daniel Kahneman, FSG, $16, 9780374533557
8. Wreck This Journal
Keri Smith, Perigree, $15, 9780399161940
9. Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? (And Other Concerns)
Mindy Kaling, Three Rivers, $14, 9780307886279
10. Double Cross
Ben Macintyre, Broadway Books, $15, 9780307888778
11. The Millionaire Dropout
Vince Stanzione, Wiley, $18, 9781118609484
12. You're Only Human
The Gecko, Workman, $11.95, 9780761174820
13. Unlikely Friendships
Jennifer S. Holland, Workman, $13.95, 9780761159131
14. Why Does the World Exist?
Jim Holt, Liveright, $16.95, 9780871403599
15. Citizens of London
Lynne Olson, Random House, $17, 9780812979350

MASS MARKET


1. A Game of Thrones
George R.R. Martin, Bantam, $9.99, 9780553593716
2. Lord of the Flies
William Golding, Berkley, $9.99, 9780399501487
3. Ender's Game
Orson Scott Card, Tor, $6.99, 9780812550702
4. To Kill a Mockingbird
Harper Lee, Warner, $7.99, 9780446310789
5. A Feast for Crows
George R.R. Martin, Bantam, $9.99, 9780553582024
6. A Clash of Kings
George R.R. Martin, Bantam, $9.99, 9780345535429
7. Defending Jacob
William Landay, Dell, $7.99, 9780440246138
8. A Storm of Swords
George R.R. Martin, Bantam, $9.99, 9780345543981
9. American Sniper
Chris Kyle, Harper, $9.99, 9780062238863
10. I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings
Maya Angelou, Ballantine, $6.99, 9780345514400

CHILDREN'S ILLUSTRATED


1. Oh, the Places You'll Go!
Dr. Seuss, Random House, $17.99, 9780679805274
2. The Dark
Lemony Snicket, Jon Klassen (Illus.), Little Brown, $16.99, 9780316187480
3. Fancy Nancy: Fanciest Doll in the Universe
Jane O'Connor, Robin Preiss Glasser (Illus.), Harper, $17.99, 9780061703843
4. Goodnight Moon
Margaret Wise Brown, Clement Hurd (Illus.), Harper, $8.99, 9780694003617
5. If You Want to See a Whale
Julie Fogliano, Erin E. Stead (Illus.), Roaring Brook, $16.99, 9781596437319
6. Oh, No!
Candace Fleming, Eric Rohmann (Illus.), Schwartz & Wade, $17.99, 9780375842719
7. That Is Not a Good Idea!
Mo Willems, Balzer + Bray, $17.99, 9780062203090
okra8. Pete the Cat and His Four Groovy Buttons
Eric Litwin, James Dean (Illus.), Harper, $16.99, 9780062110589

9. Steam Train, Dream Train
Sherri Duskey Rinker, Tom Lichtenheld (Illus.), Chronicle, $16.99, 9781452109206
10. Pete the Cat: I Love My White Shoes
Eric Litwin, James Dean (Illus.), Harper, $16.99, 9780061906220

CHILDREN'S INTEREST


1. The 5th Wave
Rick Yancey, Putnam, $18.99, 9780399162411
2. The Fault in Our Stars
John Green, Dutton, $17.99, 9780525478812
3. Looking for Alaska
John Green, Speak, $9.99, 9780142402511
4. Wonder
R.J. Palacio, Knopf, $15.99, 9780375869020
5. Poems to Learn by Heart
Caroline Kennedy, Jon J Muth (Illus.), Hyperion, $19.99, 9781423108054
6. Timmy Failure: Mistakes Were Made
Stephan Pastis, Candlewick, $14.99, 9780763660505
7. The One and Only Ivan
Katherine Applegate, Patricia Castelao (Illus.), Harper, $16.99, 9780061992254
8. Matilda
Roald Dahl, Quentin Blake (Illus.), Puffin, $6.99, 9780142410370
9. Paperboy
Vince Vawter, Delacorte, $16.99, 9780385742443
10. The Diviners
Libba Bray, Little Brown, $19.99, 9780316126113

CHILDREN'S FICTION SERIES TITLES


1. Divergent
Veronica Roth, Katherine Tegen Books, $9.99, 9780062024039
2. Catching Fire (The Hunger Games, #2)
Suzanne Collins, Scholastic, $18.99, 9780439023498
3. The Mysterious Benedict Society
Trenton Lee Stewart, Little Brown, $7.99, 9780316003957
4. Middle School:The Worst Years of My Life
James Patterson, Laura Park (Illus.), Little Brown, $7.99, 9780316101691
5. Stallion by Starlight (Magic Tree House, #49)
Mary Pope Osborne, Sal Murdocca (Illus.), Random House, $12.99, 9780307980403
6. The Hunger Games
Suzanne Collins, Scholastic, $12.99, 9780545425117
7. The Emerald Atlas (The Books of Beginning, #1)
John Stephens, Yearling, $7.99, 9780375872716
8. Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone
J.K.Rowling, Scholastic, $10.99, 9780590353427
9. The Maze Runner
James Dashner, Delacorte, $9.99, 9780385737951
10. A Wrinkle in Time (Time Quartet, #1)
Madeleine L'Engle, Square Fish, $6.99, 9780312367541

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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!
Life After Life
Z
Silken Prey
Unwritten
But Mama Always Put Vodka in Her Sangria!
Mom & Me & Mom
The Girls of Atomic City
Letters to a Young Scientist
Unbroken
City of Women
The Night Circus
The Black Box
Call Me Zelda
Spring Fever
In the Garden of Beasts
Control
Double Cross
The Millionaire Dropout
You're Only Human
Citizens of London
Lord of the Flies
American Sniper
I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings
If You Want to See a Whale
Oh, No!
Pete the Cat and His Four Groovy Buttons
Pete the Cat: I Love My White Shoes
Matilda
Paperboy
The Diviners


Author Readings


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

Elizabeth Becker: Overbooked  (author appearance)
Elizabeth Becker
05/29/2013, 05:30 pm
Garden District Book Shop
New Orleans, LA

Norman Fischer  (author appearance)
Norman Fischer
05/29/2013, 07:00 pm
Regulator Bookshop
durham, NC

John Scalzi  (author appearance)
John Scalzi
05/29/2013, 07:30 pm
Quail Ridge Books & Music
Raleigh, NC

Tamar Myers - The Girl Who Married an Eagle: A Mystery  (author appearance)
Tamar Myers
05/29/2013, 07:00 pm
Park Road Books
Charlotte, NC

Bookaholics Anonymous at Union Ave Books  (book club)
Michele Nutwell
05/29/2013, 12:00 pm
Union Avenue Books
Knoxville, TN

Deborah Coonts -- Lucky Bastard   (author appearance)
Deborah Coonts
05/29/2013, 08:00 pm
Books & Books Inc
Coral Gables, FL

CALL ME ZELDA -READING & SIGNING WITH NOVELIST ERIKA ROBUCK  (author appearance)
Erika Robuck
05/29/2013, 07:00 pm
Malaprop's Bookstore/Cafe
Asheville, NC

Carol Peppe Hewitt discusses her book Financing our Foodshed: Growing Local Food with Slow Money  (author appearance)
Carol Peppe Hewitt
05/29/2013, 07:30 pm
Flyleaf Books
Chapel Hill, NC

Okra Pick!Beth Hoffman signs Looking for Me  (author appearance)
Beth Hoffman
05/29/2013, 07:00 pm
Booksellers at Laurelwood
Memphis, TN

Michael Henry signs THE ELECTION  (author appearance)
Michael Henry
05/30/2013, 05:00 pm
Square Books
Oxford, MS

Ian Baucom  (author appearance)
Ian Baucom
05/30/2013, 07:00 pm
Regulator Bookshop
durham, NC

Junie B. Jones Stupid Smelly Bus Tour  (author appearance)
Junie B. Jones
05/30/2013, 04:30 pm
Quail Ridge Books & Music
Raleigh, NC

Michael Avery discusses his book The Federalist Society: How Conservatives Took the Law Back from Liberals  (author appearance)
Michael Avery
05/30/2013, 07:00 pm
Flyleaf Books
Chapel Hill, NC

Write on Main Writer's Group  (writers group)
05/30/2013, 02:00 pm
Sundial Books
Chincoteague, VA

John Scalzi signs, The Human Division  (author appearance)
John Scalzi
05/30/2013, 07:00 pm
Eagle Eye Book Shop
Atlanta, GA

After School Story Time  (author appearance)
Michele Nutwell
05/30/2013, 03:30 pm
Parnassus Books
Nashville, TN

Author event with Tammy Algood - Author of Farm Fresh Southern Cooking  (author appearance)
Tammy Allgood
05/30/2013, 05:30 pm
Parnassus Books
Nashville, TN

Erika Robuck Book Club Giveaway Frenzy for Call Me Zelda!!!  (author appearance)
Erika Robuck
05/30/2013, 06:30 pm
Fountain Bookstore
Richmond, VA

Cristina Suarez Krumsick -- No Bake Makery  (author appearance)
Cristina Suarez Krumsick
05/30/2013, 08:00 pm
Books & Books Inc
Coral Gables, FL

Staff Favorites Book Club - The End of Vandalism  (book club)
Michele Nutwell
05/30/2013, 06:30 pm
Nightbird Books
Fayetteville, AR

Writing for Excellence and Publication  (writers group)
Michele Nutwell
05/30/2013, 05:45 pm
Barnhill's
Winston-Salem, NC

SUFI PIR SHABDA KAHN  (author appearance)
Shabda Kahn
05/30/2013, 07:00 pm
Malaprop's Bookstore/Cafe
Asheville, NC

Gabriel Paletz  (other event)
Michele Nutwell
05/31/2013, 07:00 pm
Regulator Bookshop
durham, NC

Jennie Fields- Author of Age of Desire  (author appearance)
Jennie Fields
05/31/2013, 11:00 am
Litchfield Books
Pawleys Island, SC

Omar Manejwala Author, Craving  (author appearance)
Omar Manejwala
05/31/2013, 06:00 pm
Hub City Bookshop
Spartanburg, SC

Yolo Akili: Dear Universe Atlanta Book Release Party  (author appearance)
Yolo Akili
05/31/2013, 07:00 pm
Charis Books & More
Atlanta, GA

Mandy Ingber -- Yogalosophy: 28 Days to the Ultimate Mind-Body Makeover  (author appearance)
Mandy Ingber
05/31/2013, 12:00 pm
Books & Books Inc
Coral Gables, FL

Workshop: How to Turn Your Passion for Food into a Career  (author appearance)
Dianne Jacob
05/31/2013, 06:00 pm
FoxTale Book Shoppe
Woodstock, GA

Heather Davis: TMI Mom  (author appearance)
Heather Davis
05/31/2013, 05:00 pm
Nightbird Books
Fayetteville, AR

An Evening with David Sedaris  (author appearance)
David Sedaris
05/31/2013, 06:00 pm
Parnassus Books
Nashville, TN

Linda Felker  (author appearance)
Linda Felker
05/31/2013, 06:00 pm
Barnhill's
Winston-Salem, NC

Meet authors of young adult novels LURLENE MCDANIEL & LAUREN MORRILL  (author appearance)
Lurlene McDaniel
05/31/2013, 07:00 pm
Malaprop's Bookstore/Cafe
Asheville, NC

Kathryn Byer and George Ellison Reading and Reception  (author appearance)
Kathryn Byer
05/31/2013, 07:00 pm
City Lights Bookstore
Sylva, NC

David Sedaris signs LET'S EXPLORE DIABETES WITH OWLS  (author appearance)
David Sedaris
06/01/2013, 02:00 pm
Square Books
Oxford, MS

Fiona Zedde Presents: Broken in Soft Places  (author appearance)
Fiona Zedde
06/01/2013, 07:30 pm
Charis Books & More
Atlanta, GA

Storytime: Origami Ninja with Jenny Maxwell  (other event)
06/01/2013, 10:30 pm
Books on Broad
Camden, SC

Deb Williams - Charlotte Motor Speedway History: From Granite to Gold  (author appearance)
Deb Williams
06/01/2013, 11:00 am
Park Road Books
Charlotte, NC

Cheris Hodges - Forces of Nature  (author appearance)
Cheris Hodges
06/01/2013, 02:00 pm
Park Road Books
Charlotte, NC

PLAYWRIGHT, AUTHOR, AND ACTIVITST: Eve Ensler -- In the Body of the World  (author appearance)
Eve Ensler
06/01/2013, 06:00 pm
Books & Books Inc
Coral Gables, FL

Live Music in the Courtyard -- Tasha Wenger  (author appearance)
06/01/2013, 07:30 pm
Books & Books Inc
Coral Gables, FL

Four Poems and a Party  (other event)
06/01/2013, 01:00 pm
Barnhill's
Winston-Salem, NC

Book Signing - The Renegades by Tom Young  (author appearance)
Tom Young
06/01/2013, 11:00 am
Sundial Books
Chincoteague, VA

Jim Dincalci will give a talk: Why is forgiving so difficult?  (other event)
Michele Nutwell
06/01/2013, 01:00 pm
Flyleaf Books
Chapel Hill, NC

Storytime: Origami Ninja with Jenny Maxwell  (other event)
Michele Nutwell
06/01/2013, 10:30 am
Books on Broad
Camden, SC

Gabrielle Tee and Company  (other event)
Michele Nutwell
06/01/2013, 07:00 pm
City Lights Bookstore
Sylva, NC

Bistro Music Series: Ciera Ouellette  (other event)
Michele Nutwell
06/01/2013, 06:00 pm
Booksellers at Laurelwood
Memphis, TN

Saturday Story Time  (other event)
Michele Nutwell
06/01/2013, 10:30 pm
Parnassus Books
Nashville, TN

Young Readers' Book Club: THE ONE AND ONLY IVAN  (book club)
Michele Nutwell
06/02/2013, 06:15 pm
Avid Bookshop
Athens, GA

Jonathan Martin - Prototype: What Happens When You Discover You're More Like Jesus Than You Think?  (author appearance)
Jonathan Martin
06/02/2013, 02:00 pm
Park Road Books
Charlotte, NC

Elysium Magazine Launch  (other event)
06/02/2013, 01:00 pm
Books & Books Inc
Coral Gables, FL

Live Music in the Courtyard/Special Performance: KING DJANGO  (other event)
06/02/2013, 07:30 pm
Books & Books Inc
Coral Gables, FL

JUNIE B JONES TRUNK OF JUNK SHOW & TELL  (author appearance)
Junie B. Jones
06/02/2013, 01:00 pm
Malaprop's Bookstore/Cafe
Asheville, NC

POETRIO, FEATURING ROSE MCLARNEY, MATTHEW OLZMANN & JULIE SUK  (author appearance)
Julie Suk
06/02/2013, 03:00 pm
Malaprop's Bookstore/Cafe
Asheville, NC

Susanna Kearsley   (author appearance)
Susanna Kearsley
06/02/2013, 03:00 pm
Quail Ridge Books & Music
Raleigh, NC

Clyde Edgerton: Papadaddy's Book for New Fathers: Advice to Dads of All Ages  (author appearance)
Clyde Edgerton
06/02/2013, 02:00 pm
Flyleaf Books
Chapel Hill, NC

Ace Atkins signs THE BROKEN PLACES  (author appearance)
Ace Atkins
06/03/2013, 06:00 pm
Square Books
Oxford, MS

MARY KAY ANDREWS — LADIES NIGHT  (author appearance)
Mary Kay Andrews
06/03/2013, 06:00 pm
FoxTale Book Shoppe
Woodstock, GA

Michael Fischman -- Stumbling into Infinity  (author appearance)
Michael Fischman
06/03/2013, 08:00 pm
Books & Books Inc
Coral Gables, FL

Flyleaf Book Lovers Club discussion: Prague Winter by Madeline Albright  (book club)
06/03/2013, 07:00 pm
Flyleaf Books
Chapel Hill, NC

BRIDGING DIFFERENCES BOOKCLUB  (book club)
06/03/2013, 07:00 pm
Malaprop's Bookstore/Cafe
Asheville, NC

LOCAL MATTERS, THE MOUNTAIN XPRESS BOOKCLUB  (book club)
06/03/2013, 07:00 pm
Malaprop's Bookstore/Cafe
Asheville, NC

Sarah Dessen  (author appearance)
Sarah Dessen
06/03/2013, 07:00 pm
Regulator Bookshop
durham, NC

Rick Atkinson- The Guns at Last Light  (author appearance)
Rick Atkinson
06/03/2013, 07:30 pm
Quail Ridge Books & Music
Raleigh, NC

Author event with Jennie Fields - Author of Age of Desire  (author appearance)
Jennie Fields
06/03/2013, 06:30 pm
Parnassus Books
Nashville, TN

A Ghostly Shade of Pale by Merle Temple  (author appearance)
Merle Temple
06/03/2013, 05:00 pm
Lemuria Books
JACKSON, MS

Theresa Levitt signs A SHORT BRIGHT FLASH  (author appearance)
Theresa Levitt
06/04/2013, 05:00 pm
Square Books
Oxford, MS

Book Club Meeting - The Shadow of the Wind  (book club)
Michele Nutwell
06/04/2013, 07:00 pm
Cavalier House Books
Denham Springs, LA

Launch Event for The Guest House by Erika Marks  (author appearance)
Erika Marks
06/04/2013, 07:00 pm
The Fountainhead Bookstore
Hendersonville, NC

Village Writers Group   (writers group)
06/04/2013, 07:00 pm
Eagle Eye Book Shop
Atlanta, GA

Joachim de Posada -- Keep Your Eye on the Marshmallow  (author appearance)
Joachim de Posada
06/04/2013, 08:00 pm
Books & Books Inc
Coral Gables, FL

ASK THE CAREER EXPERTS WITH SUSAN GROSOFF-FEINBLATT AND JANE FALTER  (other event)
06/04/2013, 07:00 pm
Malaprop's Bookstore/Cafe
Asheville, NC

Charlie Lovett - The Bookman's Tale  (author appearance)
Charlie Lovett
06/04/2013, 05:00 pm
Alabama Booksmith
Birmingham, AL

Peter Carlson- Junius and Albert's Adventures in the Confederacy: A Civil War Odyssey  (author appearance)
Peter Carlson
06/04/2013, 07:30 pm
Quail Ridge Books & Music
Raleigh, NC

Mobile Ballet Angelina Ballerina Storytime  (other event)
Michele Nutwell
06/04/2013, 11:00 am
Page & Palette
Fairhope, AL

Kent Wascom  (author appearance)
Kent Wascom
06/04/2013, 06:00 pm
Page & Palette
Fairhope, AL

Justin Fox Burks (aka The Chubby Vegetarian) and Amy Lawrence sign The Southern Vegetarian Cookbook  (author appearance)
Justin Fox Burks
06/04/2013, 06:00 pm
Booksellers at Laurelwood
Memphis, TN

Launch Event  (author appearance)
Erika Marks
06/04/2013, 07:00 pm
The Fountainhead Bookstore
Hendersonville, NC

Let's Talk Books with Donna Nicely and Nick Zeppos  (other event)
Michele Nutwell
06/04/2013, 01:30 pm
Parnassus Books
Nashville, TN

But Mama Always Put Vodka in Her Sangria!: Adventures in Eating, Drinking, and Making Merry  (author appearance)
Julia Reed
06/04/2013, 05:00 pm
Lemuria Books
JACKSON, MS

Okra Pick!KAREN WHITE — THE TIME BETWEEN  (author appearance)
Karen White
06/05/2013, 06:30 pm
FoxTale Book Shoppe
Woodstock, GA

Lee Zacharias - At Random  (author appearance)
Lee Zacharias
06/05/2013, 07:00 pm
Park Road Books
Charlotte, NC

SPANISH: Maruchi Mendez -- Buscando Mi Estrella  (author appearance)
Maruchi Mendez
06/05/2013, 06:30 pm
Books & Books Inc
Coral Gables, FL

Ward Wilson -- Five Myths About Nuclear Weapons  (author appearance)
Ward Wilson
06/05/2013, 08:00 pm
Books & Books Inc
Coral Gables, FL

MALAPROP'S BOOKCLUB  (book club)
06/05/2013, 07:00 pm
Malaprop's Bookstore/Cafe
Asheville, NC

Walter Mosley- Little Green: An Easy Rawlins Mystery  (author appearance)
Walter Mosley
06/05/2013, 07:30 pm
Quail Ridge Books & Music
Raleigh, NC

Sacrificial Poets Touchstones Open Mic  (other event)
Michele Nutwell
06/05/2013, 06:30 pm
Flyleaf Books
Chapel Hill, NC

Ace Atkins signs The Broken Places  (author appearance)
Ace Atkins
06/05/2013, 06:00 pm
Booksellers at Laurelwood
Memphis, TN

Author event with Cathie Pelletier  (author appearance)
Cathie Pelletier
06/05/2013, 06:30 pm
Parnassus Books
Nashville, TN

The Devil in Her Way by Bill Loehfelm  (author appearance)
Bill Loehfelm
06/05/2013, 05:00 pm
Lemuria Books
JACKSON, MS

William Hustwit signs JAMES K. KILPATRICK: SALESMAN FOR SEGREGATION  (author appearance)
William Hustwit
06/06/2013, 05:00 pm
Square Books
Oxford, MS

Scott Phillips signs RAKE  (author appearance)
Scott Phillips
06/06/2013, 05:00 pm
Square Books
Oxford, MS

Story Time  (other event)
Michele Nutwell
06/06/2013, 10:30 am
Avid Bookshop
Athens, GA

Hometown Heroes Joint Reading with Collin Kelley and Theresa Davis  (author appearance)
Theresa Davis
06/06/2013, 07:30 pm
Charis Books & More
Atlanta, GA

Mystery Authors Deborah Coonts & Brad Parks in Conversation  (author appearance)
Brad Parks
06/06/2013, 06:30 pm
Fountain Bookstore
Richmond, VA

Okra Pick!Anton Disclafani - The Yonahlossee Riding Camp for Girls  (author appearance)
Anton DiSclafani
06/06/2013, 07:00 pm
Park Road Books
Charlotte, NC

Summer Crush Tour with Sara Shepard, Katie Sise & Sarah Strohmeyer  (author appearance)
Sara Shepard
06/06/2013, 06:30 pm
Books & Books Inc
Coral Gables, FL

Pre-School Story Time  (other event)
06/06/2013, 10:00 am
Flyleaf Books
Chapel Hill, NC

DAVID SEDARIS  (author appearance)
David Sedaris
06/06/2013, 07:00 pm
Malaprop's Bookstore/Cafe
Asheville, NC

Robert Edsel - Saving Italy The Race to Rescue a Nation's Treasures from the Nazis  (author appearance)
Robert Edsel
06/06/2013, 07:00 pm
Alabama Booksmith
Birmingham, AL

Jeffery Deaver- The Kill Room: A Lincoln Rhyme Novel  (author appearance)
Jeffery Deaver
06/06/2013, 07:30 pm
Quail Ridge Books & Music
Raleigh, NC

Cathie Pelletier signs The One-Way Bridge  (author appearance)
Cathie Pelletier
06/06/2013, 06:00 pm
Booksellers at Laurelwood
Memphis, TN

After School Story Time  (other event)
Michele Nutwell
06/06/2013, 03:30 pm
Parnassus Books
Nashville, TN

Paul Parsons- Baden-Powell's Beads  (author appearance)
Paul Parsons
06/06/2013, 06:30 pm
Parnassus Books
Nashville, TN

The Broken Places by Ace Atkins  (author appearance)
Ace Atkins
06/06/2013, 05:00 pm
Lemuria Books
JACKSON, MS

David Sedaris  (author appearance)
David Sedaris
06/07/2013, 07:30 pm
Quail Ridge Books & Music
Raleigh, NC

Cathie Pelletier signs THE ONE WAY BRIDGE  (author appearance)
Cathie Pelletier
06/07/2013, 05:00 pm
Square Books
Oxford, MS

Mary Kay Andrews- Author of Ladies’ Night  (author appearance)
Mary Kay Andrews
06/07/2013, 11:00 am
Litchfield Books
Pawleys Island, SC

State of the Heart Lane, Trakas, Rogers and Neely  (author appearance)
Deno Trakas
06/07/2013, 07:30 pm
Hub City Bookshop
Spartanburg, SC

First Friday with Marty Hartman  (author appearance)
Marty Hartman
06/07/2013, 05:30 pm
Literary BookPost
Salisbury, NC

Raquel Cepeda -- Bird of Paradise  (author appearance)
Raquel Cepeda
06/07/2013, 08:00 pm
Books & Books Inc
Coral Gables, FL

Okra Pick!YONAHLOSSEE RIDING CAMP FOR GIRLS presented by NOVELIST ANTON DISCLAFANI  (author appearance)
Anton DiSclafani
06/07/2013, 07:00 pm
Malaprop's Bookstore/Cafe
Asheville, NC

First Friday Author Round Up- Keith Currie  (author appearance)
Keith W. Currie
06/07/2013, 06:00 pm
Page & Palette
Fairhope, AL

First Friday with Marty Hartman  (author appearance)
Marty Hartman
06/07/2013, 05:30 pm
Literary BookPost
Salisbury, NC

The Biographical Adventure of Two Civil War Journalists  (author appearance)
Peter Carlson
06/07/2013, 06:30 pm
City Lights Bookstore
Sylva, NC

ACE ATKINS discusses BROKEN PLACES  (author appearance)
Ace Atkins
06/07/2013, 06:00 pm
Inkwood Books
Tampa, FL

Summer of Stories: Art2-D2's Star Wars Party  (other event)
Michele Nutwell
06/08/2013, 02:00 pm
Cavalier House Books
Denham Springs, LA

Author Event - Mary Kay Andrews- Ladies' Night  (author appearance)
Mary Kay Andrews
06/08/2013, 10:00 am
The Country Bookshop
Southern Pines, NC

Crazy Ladies Book Tour  (author appearance)
Peggy Payne
06/08/2013, 06:00 pm
Hub City Bookshop
Spartanburg, SC

Deborah Coonts, LUCKY BASTARD  (author appearance)
Deborah Coonts
06/08/2013, 01:00 pm
FoxTale Book Shoppe
Woodstock, GA

Claire Cook, TIME FLIES (LAUNCH PARTY)  (author appearance)
Claire Cook
06/08/2013, 05:00 pm
FoxTale Book Shoppe
Woodstock, GA

Amalie Jahn - The Clay Lion  (author appearance)
Amalie Jahn
06/08/2013, 02:00 pm
Park Road Books
Charlotte, NC

FOR KIDS: Walter Wally – What Daddy Did Today   (author appearance)
Walter Wally
06/08/2013, 10:00 am
Books & Books Inc
Coral Gables, FL

Alan Greenberg -- Every Night the Trees Disappear & Love in Vai  (author appearance)
Alan Greenberg
06/08/2013, 02:30 pm
Books & Books Inc
Coral Gables, FL

Darah Zeledon – Girl With the Crooked Smile  (author appearance)
Darah Zeledon
06/08/2013, 05:00 pm
Books & Books Inc
Coral Gables, FL

Harry Underwood  (author appearance)
Harry Underwood
06/08/2013, 11:00 am
Barnhill's
Winston-Salem, NC

C. David Gelly  (author appearance)
C. David Gelly
06/08/2013, 02:00 pm
Barnhill's
Winston-Salem, NC

JUNIUS & ALBERT'S ADVENTURES IN THE CONFEDERACY WITH AUTHOR PETER CARLSON  (author appearance)
Peter Carlson
06/08/2013, 07:00 pm
Malaprop's Bookstore/Cafe
Asheville, NC

Live music: Wooden Indian Burial Ground, Native American  (other event)
Michele Nutwell
06/08/2013, 09:00 pm
Nightbird Books
Fayetteville, AR

Write To Publish- Samuel Beckett's Waiting for Godot  (writers group)
Michele Nutwell
06/08/2013, 06:30 pm
Quail Ridge Books & Music
Raleigh, NC

Prompt Writing with Nancy Peacock   (writers group)
Michele Nutwell
06/08/2013, 10:00 am
Flyleaf Books
Chapel Hill, NC

Dual reading: Peter Makuck & Katey Schultz  (author appearance)
Peter Makuck
06/08/2013, 02:00 pm
Flyleaf Books
Chapel Hill, NC

Bistro Music Series: Stephen Starritt  (other event)
Michele Nutwell
06/08/2013, 06:00 pm
Booksellers at Laurelwood
Memphis, TN

Saturday Story Time  (other event)
Michele Nutwell
06/08/2013, 10:30 pm
Parnassus Books
Nashville, TN

YA for not-so-Y-As Book Club: SHADOW AND BONE  (book club)
Michele Nutwell
06/09/2013, 06:15 pm
Avid Bookshop
Athens, GA

54th Annual NSSA Awards Weekend  (other event)
06/09/2013, 01:30 pm
Literary BookPost
Salisbury, NC

Book Your Lunch with Mary Kay Andrews  (author appearance)
Mary Kay Andrews
06/09/2013, 01:00 pm
Fiction Addiction
Greenville, SC

Ransom Riggs -- Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children  (author appearance)
Ransom Riggs
06/09/2013, 02:00 pm
Books & Books Inc
Coral Gables, FL

RACHELLE ROGERS presents her memoir RARE ATMOSPHERE  (author appearance)
Rachelle Rogers
06/09/2013, 03:00 pm
Malaprop's Bookstore/Cafe
Asheville, NC

54th Annual NSSA Awards Weekend  (other event)
Michele Nutwell
06/09/2013, 01:30 pm
Literary BookPost
Salisbury, NC

Author event with Rosemary Zibart - Author of True Brit  (author appearance)
Rosemary Zibart
06/09/2013, 02:00 pm
Parnassus Books
Nashville, TN

Writing With Intent  (writers group)
Georgia Court
06/10/2013, 06:30 pm
Charis Books & More
Atlanta, GA

Okra Pick!Karen White- The Time Between  (author appearance)
Karen White
06/10/2013, 07:00 pm
The Fountainhead Bookstore
Hendersonville, NC

Okra Pick!Book Your Lunch With Karen White  (author appearance)
Karen White
06/10/2013, 12:00 pm
Fiction Addiction
Greenville, SC

Jami Attenberg -- The Middlesteins  (author appearance)
Jami Attenberg
06/10/2013, 08:00 pm
Books & Books Inc
Coral Gables, FL

MYSTERY BOOKCLUB  (book club)
06/10/2013, 07:00 pm
Malaprop's Bookstore/Cafe
Asheville, NC

THE GOOD NURSE Reading by Author CHARLES GRAEBER  (author appearance)
The Good Nurse
06/10/2013, 07:00 pm
Malaprop's Bookstore/Cafe
Asheville, NC

Okra Pick!Karen White- The Time Between  (author appearance)
Karen White
06/10/2013, 07:00 pm
Fountainhead Bookstore

10:00am Morning Club  (book club)
Michele Nutwell
06/10/2013, 10:00 am
Bayou Book Company
Niceville, FL

6:00pm Evening Club  (book club)
Michele Nutwell
06/10/2013, 06:00 pm
Bayou Book Company
Niceville, FL

Okra Pick!Anton DiSclafani- The Yonahlossee Riding Camp for Girls  (author appearance)
Anton DiSclafani
06/10/2013, 07:30 pm
Quail Ridge Books & Music
Raleigh, NC

Okra Pick!Karen White- The Time Between  (author appearance)
Karen White
06/10/2013, 07:00 pm
Fountainhead Bookstore

The Blood of Heaven by Kent Wascom  (author appearance)
Kent Wascom
06/10/2013, 05:00 pm
Lemuria Books
JACKSON, MS

Kent Wascom signs THE BLOOD OF HEAVEN  (author appearance)
Kent Wascom
06/11/2013, 05:00 pm
Square Books
Oxford, MS

Dorothea Benton Frank- Author of The Last Original Wife  (author appearance)
Dorothea Benton Frank
06/11/2013, 11:00 am
Litchfield Books
Pawleys Island, SC

Okra Pick!Charis Co-hosts The Yonahlossee Riding Camp for Girls by Emory alum Anton DiSclafani @ Toco Hills Library  (author appearance)
Anton DiSclafani
06/11/2013, 07:00 pm
Charis Books & More
Atlanta, GA

Reforming Arts: what is the state of arts and humanities education in Georgia prisons?  (other event)
Georgia Court
06/11/2013, 07:30 pm
Charis Books & More
Atlanta, GA

Kevin Duffus to Visit Bookpost  (author appearance)
Kevin Duffus
06/11/2013, 02:30 pm
Literary BookPost
Salisbury, NC

Okra Pick!Karen White - The Time Between  (author appearance)
Karen White
06/11/2013, 07:00 pm
Park Road Books
Charlotte, NC

FOR KIDS: Junie B Jones Bus Tour  (author appearance)
Junie B. Jones
06/11/2013, 06:00 pm
Books & Books Inc
Coral Gables, FL

Colum McCann -- TransAtlantic  (author appearance)
Colum McCann
06/11/2013, 08:00 pm
Books & Books Inc
Coral Gables, FL

DEAN KING presents his book on the Hatfields & the McCoys  (author appearance)
Dean King
06/11/2013, 07:00 pm
Malaprop's Bookstore/Cafe
Asheville, NC

Daniel James Brown- The Boys in the Boat: Nine Americans and Their Epic Quest for Gold at the 1936 Berlin Olympics  (author appearance)
Daniel James Brown
06/11/2013, 07:30 pm
Quail Ridge Books & Music
Raleigh, NC

Ladies' Night with Mary Kay Andrews  (author appearance)
Mary Kay Andrews
06/11/2013, 06:00 pm
Page & Palette
Fairhope, AL

Kevin Duffus to visit Bookpost  (author appearance)
Kevin Duffus
06/11/2013, 02:30 pm
Literary BookPost
Salisbury, NC

Fierce Reads Tour  (author appearance)
Anna Banks
06/11/2013, 06:00 pm
Booksellers at Laurelwood
Memphis, TN

Wine with the Author event with Daphne Kalotay - Author of Russian Winter  (author appearance)
Daphne Kalotay
06/11/2013, 06:30 pm
Parnassus Books
Nashville, TN

Okra Pick!Author Event Luncheon - Karen White  (author appearance)
Karen White
06/12/2013, 12:00 pm
The Country Bookshop
Southern Pines, NC

Rick Atkinson-The Guns at Last Light talk & signing  (author appearance)
Rick Atkinson
06/12/2013, 07:15 pm
Eagle Eye Book Shop
Atlanta, GA

Book Your Lunch with Dorothea Benton Frank  (author appearance)
Dorothea Benton Frank
06/12/2013, 12:00 pm
Fiction Addiction
Greenville, SC

Fierce Reads Tour with Anna Banks, Leigh Bardugo, Jessica Brody, Emmy Laybourne, and Gennifer Albin  (author appearance)
Anna Banks
06/12/2013, 07:00 pm
Books & Books Inc
Coral Gables, FL

Laurence Leamer -- The Price of Justice   (author appearance)
Laurence Leamer
06/12/2013, 08:00 pm
Books & Books Inc
Coral Gables, FL

Country Jam  (other event)
06/12/2013, 06:00 pm
Barnhill's
Winston-Salem, NC

WILL SCHWALBE presents his book THE END OF YOUR LIFE BOOK CLUB  (author appearance)
Will Schwalbe
06/12/2013, 07:00 pm
Malaprop's Bookstore/Cafe
Asheville, NC

Lionel Shriver- Big Brother  (author appearance)
Lionel Shriver
06/12/2013, 07:30 pm
Quail Ridge Books & Music
Raleigh, NC

Omar Manejwala, M.D. discusses Craving: Why We Can't Seem to Get Enough  (author appearance)
Omar Manejwala
06/12/2013, 07:00 pm
Flyleaf Books
Chapel Hill, NC

Okra Pick!ANTON DISCLAFANI discusses and signs THE YONAHLOSSEE RIDING CAMP FOR GIRLS  (author appearance)
Anton DiSclafani
06/12/2013, 06:00 pm
Inkwood Books
Tampa, FL

John Hunter signs World Peace and Other 4th-Grade Achievements  (author appearance)
John Hunter
06/12/2013, 04:00 pm
Booksellers at Laurelwood
Memphis, TN

Mary Kay Andrews signs Ladies' Night  (author appearance)
Mary Kay Andrews
06/12/2013, 06:00 pm
Booksellers at Laurelwood
Memphis, TN

Annotations: Authors @ Cheekwood  (author appearance)
Michele Nutwell
06/12/2013, 06:30 pm
Parnassus Books
Nashville, TN

Author event with Dean King - Author of The Feud: The Hatfields and McCoys  (author appearance)
Dean King
06/12/2013, 06:30 pm
Parnassus Books
Nashville, TN

Game Drive by Marie Moore  (author appearance)
Marie Moore
06/13/2013, 05:00 pm
Lemuria Books
JACKSON, MS

Dean King signs THE FEUD  (author appearance)
Dean King
06/13/2013, 05:00 pm
Square Books
Oxford, MS

Dan Kennedy has a Novel American Spirit  (author appearance)
Dan Kennedy
06/13/2013, 06:30 pm
Avid Bookshop
Athens, GA

Safety Third's March to the Sea: Slow Burn Reading Tour  (author appearance)
John Carroll
06/13/2013, 08:30 pm
Avid Bookshop
Athens, GA

Author Event - Charlie Lovett's The Bookman's Tale  (author appearance)
Charlie Lovett
06/13/2013, 04:30 pm
The Country Bookshop
Southern Pines, NC

David Leddick -- The Beauty of Men Never Dies   (author appearance)
David Leddick
06/13/2013, 12:00 pm
Books & Books Inc
Coral Gables, FL

Madeleine de Cubas -- Los zapatos de Isidro  (author appearance)
Madeleine de Cubas
06/13/2013, 06:30 pm
Books & Books Inc
Coral Gables, FL

Okra Pick!Anton DiSclanfani -- The Yonahlossee Riding Camp for Girls  (author appearance)
Anton DiSclafani
06/13/2013, 08:00 pm
Books & Books Inc
Coral Gables, FL

Book Club  (book club)
06/13/2013, 07:00 pm
Barnhill's
Winston-Salem, NC

ELLIOTT HOLT presents her novel YOU ARE ONE OF THEM  (author appearance)
Elliot Holt
06/13/2013, 07:00 pm
Malaprop's Bookstore/Cafe
Asheville, NC

Will Schwalbe  (author appearance)
Will Schwalbe
06/13/2013, 07:30 pm
Quail Ridge Books & Music
Raleigh, NC

Pre-School Story Time  (other event)
Michele Nutwell
06/13/2013, 10:30 am
Flyleaf Books
Chapel Hill, NC

Lionel Shriver discusses & signs Big Brother  (author appearance)
Lionel Shriver
06/13/2013, 12:00 pm
Flyleaf Books
Chapel Hill, NC

Flyleaf Second Thursday Poetry Reading & Open Mic  (other event)
Michele Nutwell
06/13/2013, 07:00 pm
Flyleaf Books
Chapel Hill, NC

Literacy Mid-South presents Literatini  (other event)
Michele Nutwell
06/13/2013, 06:00 pm
Booksellers at Laurelwood
Memphis, TN

After School Story Time  (other event)
Michele Nutwell
06/13/2013, 03:30 pm
Parnassus Books
Nashville, TN

Author event with Mary Kay Andrews - Author of Spring Fever  (author appearance)
Mary Kay Andrews
06/13/2013, 06:30 pm
Parnassus Books
Nashville, TN

Jon Pineda- Apology: A Novel   (author appearance)
Jon Pineda
06/13/2013, 07:00 pm
Prince Books
Norfolk, VA

Minrose Gwin and Frank X Walker sign REMEMBERING MEDGAR EVERS  (author appearance)
Minrose Gwin
06/14/2013, 05:00 pm
Square Books
Oxford, MS

Okra Pick!Karen White- Author of The Time Between  (author appearance)
Karen White
06/14/2013, 11:00 am
Litchfield Books
Pawleys Island, SC

Two Day Right Brain Business Plan Workshop with Stacey Beth Schulman  (other event)
Georgia Court
06/14/2013, 07:00 pm
Charis Books & More
Atlanta, GA

Bestselling Author B.A. Shapiro Presents The Art Forger at 1708 Gallery  (author appearance)
B. A. Shapiro
06/14/2013, 06:30 pm
Fountain Bookstore
Richmond, VA

Kite Runner author KHALED HOSSEINI presents new novel AND THE MOUNTAINS ECHOED *ticket required  (author appearance)
Khaled Hosseini
06/14/2013, 07:00 pm
Malaprop's Bookstore/Cafe
Asheville, NC

Merrie Haskell  (author appearance)
Merrie Haskell- Handbook for Dragon Slayers
06/14/2013, 07:00 pm
Regulator Bookshop
durham, NC

4 Fantasy/Science Fiction Authors  (author appearance)
Anna Banks
06/14/2013, 07:00 pm
Quail Ridge Books & Music
Raleigh, NC

Book Signing: Father Me, by Laurel Taitt, PH.D.  (author appearance)
Laurel Taitt
06/15/2013, 01:00 pm
Bible Emporium
North Miami, FL

David Mezzapelle & Becky Woodbridge Booksigning  (author appearance)
Becky Woodbridge
06/15/2013, 01:00 pm
Murder on the Beach Mystery Bookstore
Delray Beach, FL

THE CURIOUS VISION OF SAMMY LEVITT by Cliff Graubart  (author appearance)
Cliff Graubart
06/15/2013, 01:00 pm
FoxTale Book Shoppe
Woodstock, GA

Book Signing - Tom Angleberger and CeCe Bell  (author appearance)
Tom Angleberger
06/15/2013, 11:00 am
Sundial Books
Chincoteague, VA

TEEN BOOK CLUB!  (other event)
06/15/2013, 02:00 pm
Inkwood Books
Tampa, FL

Pre-School Story Time  (other event)
06/15/2013, 10:30 am
Flyleaf Books
Chapel Hill, NC

Marcialto Cam  (author appearance)
Marcialto Cam
06/15/2013, 02:00 pm
Barnhill's
Winston-Salem, NC

BEAR AND BEE with SERGIO RUZZIER  (author appearance)
Sergio Ruzzier
06/15/2013, 03:00 pm
Malaprop's Bookstore/Cafe
Asheville, NC

Khaled Hosseini- And the Mountains Echoed  (author appearance)
Khaled Hosseini
06/15/2013, 07:00 pm
Quail Ridge Books & Music
Raleigh, NC

Russell Blount  (author appearance)
Russell Blount
06/15/2013, 01:00 pm
Page & Palette
Fairhope, AL

Junie B. Jones Stupid Smelly Bus Tour  (author appearance)
Barbara Park
06/15/2013, 02:00 pm
Page & Palette
Fairhope, AL

Bill “Skywalker” Walker Visits City Lights Bookstore  (author appearance)
Bill Walker
06/15/2013, 06:30 pm
City Lights Bookstore
Sylva, NC

Lee Craig - Josephus Daniels  (author appearance)
Lee Craig
06/15/2013, 02:00 pm
Park Road Books
Charlotte, NC

Sheri Joseph signs Where You Can Find Me  (author appearance)
Sheri Joseph
06/15/2013, 02:00 pm
Booksellers at Laurelwood
Memphis, TN

Bistro Music Series: Side Street Steppers  (other event)
Michele Nutwell
06/15/2013, 06:00 pm
Booksellers at Laurelwood
Memphis, TN

Saturday Story Time  (other event)
Michele Nutwell
06/15/2013, 10:30 am
Parnassus Books
Nashville, TN

Author event with David Berg - Author of Run, Brother, Run  (author appearance)
David Berg
06/15/2013, 02:00 pm
Parnassus Books
Nashville, TN

Author event: Scott Phillips - Rake  (author appearance)
Scott Phillips
06/18/2013, 06:00 pm
Nightbird Books
Fayetteville, AR

Donald Koger signs The Corrupter  (author appearance)
Donald Eugene Koger
06/22/2013, 02:00 pm
Fountainhead Bookstore

Launch of new Sam Blackman Mystery  (author appearance)
Mark de Castrique
07/02/2013, 05:30 pm
The Fountainhead Bookstore
Hendersonville, NC

Talk by Mary Alice Monroe  (author appearance)
Mary Alice Monroe
07/07/2013, 05:00 pm
The Fountainhead Bookstore
Hendersonville, NC

Mary Alice Monroe Luncheon and Q & A  (author appearance)
Mary Alice Monroe
07/09/2013, 11:30 pm
Literary BookPost
Salisbury, NC

Mary Alice Monroe  (author appearance)
Mary Alice Monroe
07/11/2013, 06:00 pm
Quarter Moon Bookstore
Topsail Beach, NC

Ray McAllister  (author appearance)
Ray McAllister
07/17/2013, 02:00 pm
Quarter Moon Bookstore
Topsail Beach, NC

Ann Ipock  (author appearance)
Ann Ipock
07/18/2013, 04:00 pm
Quarter Moon Bookstore
Topsail Beach, NC

Okra Pick!Talk by Susan Crandall  (author appearance)
Susan Crandall
07/23/2013, 05:30 pm
The Fountainhead Bookstore
Hendersonville, NC


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