Lady Banks

On mementos from the Esso station


{On mementos from the Esso station.}

In which a poet exhibits an idiosyncratic decorating sense, a young girl wonders if all the magic has really gone out of the world, and it is uncertain whether Mr. Louis Rubin is best remembered as a grizzly or a teddy bear.

February 9, 2014

Dearest Readers,

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her ladyship, the editor


Lady Banks' Pick of the Week


Lady Banks' Commonplace Book


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

A Snicker of Magic"They say all the magic is gone up out of this place," said Mama.

She looked straight ahead as she drove, past the white beam of our headlights, deep into the night, like she could see exactly what was up ahead of us. I couldn't see anything though: not a house, not a store, not even an old barking dog. A big fat moon, pale white and lonesome-looking, was our only streetlight. I watched the way the moonlight painted her profile: the dark shadows under her cheekbones, the tight pull of her mouth. I didn't need to see her eyes to know how they'd look: sky blue beautiful. Full of all the sadness in the world.

"Soooo..." I propped my feet up on the dashboard and wiggled my sock-striped toes. "Does that mean there was magic here to start with?"

The wind answered before Mama did; it swooshed through the van and flung her blond hair into a cloud of golden whirls and curls. Only my mama could shine like that when the rest of the world was so dark.

--Natalie Lloyd, A Snicker of Magic (Scholastic, 2014) 9780545552707

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Book & Author Gossip

Pckett's ChargeA Long Conversation with Charles McNair
Charles McNair's first novel, Land O' Goshen, was published in 1994 and nominated for a Pulitzer Prize.  McNair spent nearly two decades writing and rewriting his next book, Pickett's Charge.  Nominated for a 2014 Townsend Prize for Fiction, Pickett's Charge is the story of 114-year-old Civil War veteran Threadgill Pickett, who escapes from an Alabama nursing home and embarks on a wild, absurd, tragic quest for vengeance.  Set in both the 1860s and the 1960s, Pickett's Charge is a tall tale that weaves together historical fiction, magic realism and Southern storytelling, and shows what happens when a Civil War vet encounters the Civil Rights movement.

The Life of a Poet Allergic to Endings
Much of the house’s vitality comes from Spencer’s feisty and powerful personality, still evident in the potent decorating. It is punctuated with curiosities: Why, for example, did the Spencers nail their gas cards over their twin beds like place cards at a dinner party? “Esso Happy Motoring,” each reads, over their printed names.

Savannah Book Festival
In a relatively short time, the Savannah Book Festival has become one of the most highly regarded literary events in the country. “It has taken a lot of hard work and dedication to achieve such recognition,” Robin Gold, the festival’s executive director, says.  “We offer a unique experience in Savannah and authors love it. Our event is well organized and executed and we offer unbelievable Southern hospitality on a one-on-one basis.

Whistling Past the GraveyardSusan Crandall
I was a child in that volatile year of 1963. So much of what was happening was beyond me - which truly helped in forming Starla's understanding. It was fascinating to dig deep into the period and compare my child's views with the realities I discovered.  Right now I'm working on a story set in 1923 featuring an aerial barnstorming act. My dad was a private pilot, so I know something about an aviator's passion for flight. As I research I've discovered so much great fodder for a story in this amazing period of change and excitement.

Remembering Louis Rubin
They talked about his love of the written word, his enthusiasm for baseball, fishing, music and painting. They marveled at the thread that stitched together the many generations that called him friend and mentor – his devotion to his students throughout his life and theirs.  They remembered a man with a brusk voice and bear-like demeanor, who could be intimidating on some occasions and somewhat of a teddy bear at the same time.

Authors talk about Pat Conroy’s influence
I always call Pat the poet of prose. No one does it better. I think I’ve illustrated nearly all his covers at time or another. I did “The Great Santini.” I’ve read everything he’s written. He writes from the soul, with passion. He paints with words.

Starting OverStarting Over
Next time they bring out Spencer’s Selected Fiction they will have to wedge in at least two more masterpieces from Starting Over. “On the Hill” is about a family who sweeps into a rural small town and dazzles everyone with cocktail parties and star presence, only to withdraw and disintegrate obscurely.

 

 

 

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STARS Authors: Meet Susan Boyer

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

Susan Boyer

Susan BoyerSusan M. Boyer loves three things best: her family, books, and beaches. She’s grateful to have been blessed with a vivid imagination, allowing her to write her own books centered around family, beaches, and solving puzzles wherein someone is murdered. Susan lives in Greenville, SC, and runs away to the coast as often as she can. Susan’s debut novel, Lowcountry Boil (a Liz Talbot Mystery) is an Agatha Award winner for Best First Novel, a 2012 Daphne du Maurier Award for Excellence in Mystery/Suspense recipient, and an RWA Golden Heart® finalist. LOWCOUNTRY BOMBSHELL, the next book in the Liz Talbot series, will be released September 3, 2013. Susan’s short fiction has appeared in moonShine Review, Spinetingler Magazine, and Relief Journal among others. Visit Susan on the web at http://susanmboyerbooks.com.

Susan's Touring Schedule:

  • South Carolina, Greenville | 04/07/2014 to 04/08/2014

  • South Carolina, Bluffton | 05/14/2014 to 05/15/2014

  • South Carolina, Columbia | 05/16/2014 to 05/18/2014

Request Susan for a book club or event

Susan's Profile Page on STARS

Lowcountry BombshellLowcountry Bombshell

Private Investigator Liz Talbot thinks she’s seen another ghost when she meets Calista McQueen. She’s the spitting image of Marilyn Monroe. Born precisely fifty years after the ill-fated star, Calista’s life has eerily mirrored the late starlet’s—and she fears the looming anniversary of Marilyn’s death will also be hers. Before Liz can open a case file, Calista’s life coach is executed. Suspicious characters swarm around Calista like mosquitoes on a sultry lowcountry evening: her certifiable mother, a fake aunt, her control-freak psychoanalyst, a private yoga instructor, her peculiar housekeeper, and an obsessed ex-husband. Liz digs in to find a motive for murder, but she’s besieged with distractions. Her ex has marriage and babies on his mind. Her too-sexy partner engages in a campaign of repeat seduction. Mamma needs help with Daddy’s devotion to bad habits. And a gang of wild hogs is running loose on Stella Maris. With the heat index approaching triple digits, Liz races to uncover a diabolical murder plot in time to save not only Calista’s life, but also her own.

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

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Bookstore Gossip

Someone Else's Love StoryA Moveable Feast at Topsail Beach
An even better harbinger of spring than a groundhog is the annual “Moveable Feast of Authors,” sponsored by Quarter Moon Books, 708 S. Anderson Blvd. in Topsail Beach.This year’s event is coming up March 1 and will be held at noon at Quartermasters Restaurant, off N.C. 50 in Surf City.

A few spots are left to be announced but this year’s crop of authors is especially dazzling: Joshilyn Jackson (“Gods in Alabama,” “Between, Georgia”), Lydia Netzer (“How to Tell Toledo from the Night Sky”), Barbara Claypole White (“The Unfinished Garden”), Ariel Lawhon (“The Wife, The Maid and the Mistress”) and Kathleen McCleary (“Leaving Haven”).

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Lady Banks' {Book} Trailer Park:
The Ghosts of Tupelo Landing


The Ghosts of Tupelo Landing

Ghosts of Tupelo LandingThe eagerly anticipated followup to the Newbery honor winner and New York Times bestseller, Three Times Lucky

Small towns have rules. One is, you got to stay who you are -- no matter how many murders you solve.

When Miss Lana makes an Accidental Bid at the Tupelo auction and winds up the mortified owner of an old inn, she doesn't realize there's a ghost in the fine print. Naturally, Desperado Detective Agency (aka Mo and Dale) opens a paranormal division to solve the mystery of the ghost's identity. They've got to figure out who the ghost is so they can interview it for their history assignment (extra credit). But Mo and Dale start to realize that the Inn isn't the only haunted place in Tupelo Landing. People can also be haunted by their own past. As Mo and Dale handily track down the truth about the ghost (with some help from the new kid in town), they discover the truth about a great many other people, too.

A laugh out loud, ghostly, Southern mystery that can be enjoyed by readers visiting Tupelo Landing for the first time, as well as those who are old friends of Mo and Dale.

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Read This! Okra Picks & Recommended Reading from Southern Booksellers


Okra Picks

From the Okra Picks

A Snicker of Magic by Natalie Lloyd
Scholastic, Hardcover, February
9780545552707

A Snicker of MagicIntroducing an extraordinary new voice---a magical debut that will make your skin tingle, your eyes glisten . . .and your heart sing. 

Read the first chapter here

Midnight Gulch used to be a magical place, a town where people could sing up thunderstorms and dance up sunflowers. But that was long ago, before a curse drove the magic away. Twelve-year-old Felicity knows all about things like that; her nomadic mother is cursed with a wandering heart. 

But when she arrives in Midnight Gulch, Felicity thinks her luck's about to change. A "word collector," Felicity sees words everywhere---shining above strangers, tucked into church eves, and tangled up her dog's floppy ears---but Midnight Gulch is the first place she's ever seen the word "home." And then there's Jonah, a mysterious, spiky-haired do-gooder who shimmers with words Felicity's never seen before, words that make Felicity's heart beat a little faster. 

A Snicker of MagicFelicity wants to stay in Midnight Gulch more than anything, but first, she'll need to figure out how to bring back the magic, breaking the spell that's been cast over the town . . . and her mother's broken heart.

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Read This! Recommendations from Southern Indie Booksellers

Recommended by the staff of Inkwood Books in Tampa, Florida:

Article 5ARTICLE 5 by KRISTEN SIMMONS -- "Article 5 takes place in a dystopian future where the Bill of Rights has been replaced with the Moral Statutes and the police have been replaced with soldiers. Ember Miller has done everything she can to keep a low profile so when the ‘Moral Military’ shows up at her door to arrest her mother for noncompliance with Article 5 of the Moral Statutes she is determined to figure out how to save her mother and herself from the future that awaits them upon arrest. To make matters worse one of the arresting officers is Chase Jennings, a boy she once knew and loved. With the sequel ‘Breaking Point’ already out and ‘Three’ on the way this is a series that gives the reader a look into a gruesome new world. Page after page you will be pulled deeper into the story and it will make you both root for and your heart ache for the characters till the end.” Erin at Inkwood Books, Tampa FL

The Death ClassTHE DEATH CLASS by  ERIKA HAYASAKI -- “A student in Professor Norma Bowe’s class on Death visits morgues, cemeteries, and hospice centers on field trips. They find solace in helping others and use their own tragedies and dysfunctional situations to heal others. Hayasaki is a gifted journalist and explores the lives of four students in particular who are changed by the wisdom and guidance of Bowe and their own resilience and determination to live.” Stefani

 

 

Ever After HighEVER AFTER HIGH by SHANNON HALE -- "The Storybook of Legends’ is a unique take on the classic fairy tales we all know and love. The world of fairy tales has been updated and modernized to mirror today’s current society and trends and the story follows both the daughter of Snow White, Apple White, and the daughter of the Evil Queen, Raven Queen. They are in the second year at Ever After High and this is the year where they will sign the Storybook of Legends that ensure their destines as the next generation of fairy tales and force them to follow in their parents footsteps by replaying the same story over and over again with each new generation. This conflict of this book centers around Raven Queen and the question of whether or not she wishes to follow in her mother’s footsteps and be evil just like her. What if she wants her own Happily Ever After? This was a fun read and I can’t wait for more from Shannon Hale.” Erin.

The First True LieTHE FIRST TRUE LIE by MARINA MANDER – “This is one of those books –written with such intense beauty and candor –that holds the tears just behind your eyes throughout its entirety. Little Luca is a perceptive kid, and when his mother doesn’t wake up one day, he decides to live as though nothing has changed. With the help of his cat Blue, Luca navigates the strange world of adults while learning to care for himself, but as things reach their boiling point he’s forced to confront the truth head-on. The First True Lie is a slim little book, but it’s a story that’ll stay with you for a long time.” Amanda

Grasshopper JungleGrasshopper Jungle by Andrew Smith – “We are lucky that when end of the world comes to Ealing, Iowa there's a Polish boy with bags under his eyes to write our history. 16-year old Austin Szcerba is in love with both of his best friends - a guy and a girl - and until one fateful night, that's his biggest problem. A Cold War-era plague of arthropodic Unstoppable Soldiers is unleashed in the back alley known as Grasshopper Jungle, turning his best friend Robby Brees into a homosexual teenaged God and Austin into the recorder of the end of the world. Teenaged angst and confusion are blended seamlessly with a thrilling sc-fi horror, and the result is something that ONLY Andrew Smith could write: beautiful, hilarious, heartbreaking, real, and oh-so-macabre.” Amanda.

How to Wash a Woolly MammothHOW TO WASH A WOOLY MAMMOTH by MICHELLE ROBINSON illus. by KATE HINDLEY – “If you think it’s tough getting your own kids into the bath, try coercing a wooly mammoth. Robinson’s step-by-step guide, adorably illustrated by Kate Hindley, will have you and the little ones giggling through bath and bed time, and this sweet story is sure to become a read-aloud favorite.” Amanda

 

Ivan Ramen, Love, Obsession and RecipesIvan Ramen, Love, Obsession and Recipes by Ivan Orkin -- “Ivan Orkin grew up in the 70’s eating his mother’s okay meatloaf and chicken breasts covered in mushroom soup. Perhaps this is why he becomes obsessed with Japanese food and the essence of ramen noodle soup. This isn’t the ramen you reheated in college to save for beer. Orkin has mastered the perfect noodle and broth. The recipes are amazing and the story of an unlikely chef and restaurant owner so well-written that even a ramen re-heater will love it!” Stefani

 

The UnAmericansTHE UNAMERICANS by MOLLY ANTOPOL – “The characters that inhabit Antopol’s absurdly excellent debut collection of stories are all tossed between the Old World and the New, both figuratively and literally. She deals masterfully with the plight of the emigrant, of the perpetual outsider, looking for home and hoping it still exists. From the newly widowed Ukrainian woman returning home to the Jewish grandmother recalling her escape from the communist wave in Europe, these are tales of survival; of the common and uncommon bonds of humanity, and of the breaking-down and building-up of life.” Amanda.

Un-Remarried WidowUNREMARRIED WIDOW by ARTIS HENDERSON -- “World traveler, writer, free-spirit; these are the labels Henderson was comfortable with before marrying Miles, a Texas soldier, and becoming an Army wife. When he dies in Afghanistan, her classification as an Un-Remarried Widow forces her to examine her life and live through her grief. Henderson’s eloquent writing style captures the love story she shared with Miles and her attempt to love again.” Stefani

 

 

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Read This! Young Adult Recommendations from Lily Rain


Over the past month I’ve been looking back at some of the best southern YA books of 2013. So far I’ve looked at the dystopian, mythology, realistic fiction and fantasy genres. I’d like to wrap things up this week by sharing with you some of hottest paranormal and supernatural Young Adult books published last year! 

OriginsThe Book: Origin: Lux Series (book four)
Author: Jennifer L. Armentrout
Published: August, 2013
Category:
Science Fiction, Aliens, Paranormal, Supernatural
Setting: West Virginia
9781622660759
The Lux Series first launched in 2011 and the whole YA world learned that Jennifer L. Armentrout really knows how to make aliens sexy! The story follows Katy, who is forced to move with her family after the death of her father, from her home in Florida to a small town in West Virginia. She is everything but thrilled about having to start over at a new school her senior year and to make matters worse, her gruesomely handsome next door neighbor is rude, unwelcoming and just happens to be from another planet called Lux. Daemon and his family are trying to keep their identity a secret, not just from Katy but from all of humanity, because they’ve got a galaxy of enemies hunting them down, trying to steal their powers. Even though Katy can’t stand Daemon, being near him and his twin sister (who becomes Katy’s new BFF), has caused something to happen inside her that basically turns her into a honing signal to other aliens, so has to stay near Daemon, regardless of her feelings. The 4th installment of this series, “Origin”, was released in 2013 and the reason I decided to include it on this list, is not only because it’s been such a big YA hit, but also because the southern setting plays a pretty big part in creating the tone of the series. Of course, the story ends up nose-diving into a full-fledged love story, which fans of “Twilight” and other dramatic paranormal romances will love. This series stands out though, as story about beautiful aliens with supernatural powers and a human. Folks, this is a page turner!

Sweet PerilThe Book: Sweet Peril: The Sweet Trilogy (book 2)
Author: Wendy Higgins
Published: April 2013
Category:
Paranormal, Angels, Paranormal Romance
Setting: Georgia, Alabama
9780062265944
What better place to tell a story about the child of a guardian angel and a demon, then the south!? Tenderhearted Southern girl Anna Whitt was born with the sixth sense to see and feel emotions of other people. However, it isn’t until her 16th birthday that she learns the truth about her heritage from a boy named Kaidan, the son of The Duke of Lust. Kaidan’s a Nephilim and so is she, but what makes her different is that her mother is an angel. This means she must make a choice about which part of her nature to embrace, but in order to do so she must meet her father first. In the first book of the series, Anna and Kaidan take a road trip together where she ultimately learns her father is an evil being whose business is the polluting of souls. In the 2nd installment of this hit series, “Sweet Peril”, we find Anna having a hard time keeping her promise to never do the bidding of her father. When an unexpected lost message from the angels surfaces, Anna finds herself traveling the globe with Kopano, son of Wrath, in an attempt to gain support of fellow Nephilim and give them hope for the first time. It soon becomes clear that whatever freedoms Anna and the rest of the Neph are hoping to win will not be gained without a fight. All the while Anna is trying to reconcile her feelings for Kaidan, who’s plaguing her heart and mind. This book is worth considering because Wendy Higgins has created a world that truly stands out among other YA books about angels and demons. Her story sticks to the traditionally dark idea of the Nephilim. All in all, she has combined so much of what readers love to read in YA books- an agonizing love story with an epic tale of good versus evil- with a bit of religious history. The series concludes this April, with “Sweet Reckoning”.

InfernoThe Book: Inferno: Chronicles of Nick (book 4)
Author: Sherrilyn Kenyon
Published: April, 2013
Category:
Paranormal, Supernatural, Urban Fantasy
Setting:  New Orleans
9781250002839
In a genre that’s typically saturated by female main characters and gushy romance, it’s nice to find a series like the “Chronicles of Nick”, featuring a witty, strong, teen-aged dude saving the world! This series kicked off in 2010, when totally normal 14-year old Nick was just another kid at school until his friends try to kill him and he finds himself caught up in a secret world of vampire hunters, whose sole purpose is to save humanity. In the first book we have zombies, in the 2nd book there’s shape shifters and demons and in the 3rd book Nick learns a lot more about who he is and is destined to be. In the 4th installment, “Inferno”, which was published in 2013, Nick is getting older and his story becomes darker and much grander. In this book, he is learning how to control his power over the elements, more specifically Fire. This series is so much fun- and there’s really not much else out there like it- a YA paranormal/supernatural book, starring a guy who has to fight all kinds of dark beings, all the while maintaining a semi-normal high school life and things like girlfriends, getting a license… and a father who wants to kill him. Sherrilyn Kenyon’s series will reach fans of “Harry Potter”, “Percy Jackson” and other hit PNR- while appealing to both boys and girls. I choose to put this one on the list because sadly, it’s rare to find characters as awesome as Nick, who just happens to be from New Orleans!   

Other Considerations

Code“Code” is the 3rd book in the “Virals” series by Kathy Reichs, which follows Tory Brennan, the niece of acclaimed forensic anthropologist Temperance Brennan (of the “Bones” novels and hit TV show)! I love the TV show “Bones” and thought this was such a cool idea for a book. Tory is the leader of a ragtag band of teenage "sci-philes" who live on a secluded island off the coast of South Carolina. When the group rescues a dog caged for medical testing on a nearby island, they are exposed to an experimental strain of canine parvovirus that changes their lives forever. As they discover their heightened senses and animal-quick reflexes, they realize that they are now more than friends, they've become a pack; “The Virals”. In the first book they are able to use their scientific curiosity with their newfound physical gifts to investigate a cold murder case. In the second book, “Seizzure”, Tory learns of an old Charleston legend about a famous she-pirate, Anne Bonney, whose fortune was never found, and she and her friends find themselves going on an adventurous treasure hunt. In the 3rd book, “Code”, Tori and her pack find a geocache containing an ornate puzzle box made by "The Gamemaster". They find themselves in a dark game with this individual who has disguised a bomb as one of these puzzles. The 4th and final book in these series, “Exposure”, comes out this March. These are fun adventure books that are driven by mystery and friendship! 
9781595144126 

School Spirits“School Spirits” is the first book in a spinoff series of Rachel Hawkins New York Times Bestselling “Hex Hall” series. Released in 2013, “School Spirit” stars fifteen-year-old Izzy Brannick (first introduced in Hex Hall’s, “Spell Bound”) who is part of a centuries old family tradition of hunting magical creatures and fighting monsters. When Izzy’s older sister vanishes without a trace while on a job, Izzy's mom decides they need to take a break from hunting and moves them to Mississippi, where Izzy finds herself, for the first time ever, in a normal high school, among normal teenagers. But a series of hauntings has been plaguing the local high school, and it’s the perfect chance for Izzy to prove herself as the trained hunter that she is. But assuming the guise of an average teenager is easier said than done, and for a tough girl who's always been on her own, it’s strange to suddenly make friends and maybe even have a crush. All-in-all, this is a promising start to a spin-off series that makes a name of its own. What’s nice about this story is that it’s not a romance story sprinkled with supernatural, but actually focuses on magic, monsters and adventure! It’s a good choice for those who like fantasy but get tired of all the kissing!
9781423148494

 Midnight Frost“Elemental Assassin Series”- I had never heard of this series by Jennifer Estep until last year but wanted to include it on this list because these little pocket books have a cult-like following and, as it turns out, are secret treasures! The story is set in Ashland, a made up place on the border of Tennessee and North Carolina, and follows the kick butt character Gin; the most feared assassin in the South. Gin is a Stone elemental, which means she can hear everything from the whispers of the gravel on the road to the vibrations of the soaring Appalachian Mountains above. This world does have vampires and long-lived dwarves in it but the main paranormal focus comes from the various elemental magic users which is a nice change of pace from other books out there. In 2013, Estep released the 8th (“Deadly Sting”), 9th (“Heart of Venom”) and 10th (“The Spider”) books of this 12 book series. 9780758281494

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Southern Indie Bestsellers

For the week ending February 2, 2014. Books on the Southern Indie Bestseller List that are southern in nature or have been recently recommended by southern indie booksellers.

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

HARDCOVER FICTION

1. The Goldfinch
Donna Tartt, Little Brown, $30, 9780316055437
okra2. The Invention of Wings
Sue Monk Kidd, Viking, $27.95, 9780670024780

okra3. This Dark Road to Mercy
Wiley Cash, Morrow, $25.99, 9780062088253

4. Still Life With Bread Crumbs
Anna Quindlen, Random House, $26, 9781400065752
5. Ripper
Isabel Allende, Harper, $28.99, 9780062291400
6. Gone Girl
Gillian Flynn, Crown, $25, 9780307588364
7. Lost Lake
Sarah Addison Allen, St. Martin's, $25.99, 9781250019806
8. Sycamore Row
John Grisham, Doubleday, $28.95, 9780385537131
9. Standup Guy
Stuart Woods, Putnam Adult, $26.95, 9780399164156
10. Under the Wide and Starry Sky
Nancy Horan, Ballantine, $26, 9780345516534
11. The Days of Anna Madrigal
Armistead Maupin, Harper, $26.99, 9780062196248
12. Dog Songs
Mary Oliver, Penguin Press, $26.95, 9781594204784
13. On Such a Full Sea
Chang-rae Lee, Riverhead, $27.95, 9781594486104
14. Starting Over
Elizabeth Spencer, Liveright, $24.95, 9780871406811
15. The Husband's Secret
Liane Moriarty, Amy Einhorn Books, $25.95, 9780399159343

HARDCOVER NONFICTION

1. Duty
Robert M. Gates, Knopf, $35, 9780307959478
2. The Death of Santini
Pat Conroy, Nan A. Talese, $28.95, 9780385530903
3. Everything I Need to Know I Learned From a Little Golden Book
Diane Muldrow, Golden Books, $9.99, 9780307977618
4. David and Goliath
Malcolm Gladwell, Little Brown, $29, 9780316204361
5. This Is the Story of a Happy Marriage
Ann Patchett, Harper, $27.99, 9780062236678
6. Killing Jesus
Bill O'Reilly, Martin Dugard, Holt, $28, 9780805098549
7. The Bully Pulpit
Doris Kearns Goodwin, S&S, $40, 9781416547860
8. The Love Playbook: Rules for Love, Sex, and Happiness
La La Anthony, Karen Hunter, Penguin, $24.95, 9780451466440
9. The Southerner's Handbook: A Guide to Living the Good Life
Garden & Gun Magazine, HarperWave, $27.99, 9780062242389
10. George Washington's Secret Six
Brian Kilmeade, Don Yaeger, Sentinel, $27.95, 9781595231031
11. Grain Brain
David Perlmutter, Little Brown, $27, 9780316234801
12. Things That Matter
Charles Krauthammer, Crown Forum, $28, 9780385349178
13. Little Failure
Gary Shteyngart, Random House, $27, 9780679643753
14. Stitches
Anne Lamott, Riverhead, $17.95, 9781594632587
15. I Am Malala
Malala Yousafzai, Little Brown, $26, 9780316322409

PAPERBACK FICTION

1. The Dinner
Herman Koch, Hogarth, $14, 9780385346856
2. Where'd You Go, Bernadette
Maria Semple, Back Bay, $14.99, 9780316204262
3. Life After Life
Kate Atkinson, Back Bay, $18, 9780316176491
4. Orphan Train
Christina Baker Kline, Morrow, $14.99, 9780061950728
5. Tenth of December
George Saunders, Random House, $15, 9780812984255
6. Me Before You
Jojo Moyes, Penguin, $16, 9780143124542
okra7. A Land More Kind Than Home
Wiley Cash, Morrow, $14.99, 9780062088239

8. The Light Between Oceans
M.L. Stedman, Scribner, $16, 9781451681758
9. Dear Life
Alice Munro, Vintage, $15.95, 9780307743725
10. The Son
Philipp Meyer, Ecco, $16.99, 9780062120403
okra11. Life After Life
Jill McCorkle, Shannon Ravenel Books, $14.95, 9781616203221

12. The Secret History
Donna Tartt, Vintage, $16, 9781400031702
13. The Aviator's Wife
Melanie Benjamin, Bantam, $15, 9780345528681
14. The Art of Hearing Heartbeats
Jan-Philipp Sendker, Other Press, $14.95, 9781590514634
15. Beautiful Ruins
Jess Walter, Harper Perennial, $15.99, 9780061928178

TRADE PAPERBACK NONFICTION

1. The Monuments Men
Robert M. Edsel, Back Bay, $17, 9780316240055
2. Wild
Cheryl Strayed, Vintage, $15.95, 9780307476074
3. Lone Survivor
Marcus Luttrell, Back Bay, $17, 9780316324106
4. Dance of the Reptiles
Carl Hiaasen, Vintage, $15.95, 9780345807021
5. Orange Is the New Black
Piper Kerman, Spiegel & Grau, $16, 9780812986181
6. Outliers
Malcolm Gladwell, Back Bay, $16.99, 9780316017930
7. Hyperbole and a Half
Allie Brosh, Touchstone, $17.99, 9781451666175
8. In the Garden of Beasts
Erik Larson, Broadway, $16, 9780307408853
9. The 5 Love Languages
Gary Chapman, Northfield, $14.99, 9780802473158
10. Detroit: An American Autopsy
Charlie LeDuff, Penguin, $17, 9780143124467
11. Proof of Heaven
Eben Alexander, M.D., S&S, $15.99, 9781451695199
12. My Beloved World
Sonia Sotomayor, Vintage, $15.95, 9780345804839
13. Wave
Sonali Deraniyagala, Vintage, $15, 9780345804310
14. Unfathomable City: A New Orleans Atlas
Rebecca Solnit, Rebecca Snedeker, University of California Press, $29.95, 9780520274044
15. The Power of Now
Eckhart Tolle, New World, $15, 9781577314806

MASS MARKET

1. To Kill a Mockingbird
Harper Lee, Grand Central, $7.99, 9780446310789
2. The Catcher in the Rye
J.D. Salinger, Little Brown, $6.99, 9780316769488
3. Up From the Grave
Jeaniene Frost, Avon, $7.99, 9780062076113
4. A Game of Thrones
George R.R. Martin, Bantam, $9.99, 9780553593716
5. A Storm of Swords
George R.R. Martin, Bantam, $9.99, 9780345543981
6. Lone Survivor
Marcus Luttrell, Little Brown, $9, 9780316324069
7. Candide
Voltaire, Bantam Classics, $4.95, 9780553211665
8. The Diary of a Young Girl
Anne Frank, Bantam, $7.99, 9780553577129
9. Slaughterhouse-Five
Kurt Vonnegut, Laurel Leaf, $7.99, 9780440180296
10. A Clash of Kings
George R.R. Martin, Bantam, $9.99, 9780345535429

CHILDREN'S ILLUSTRATED

1. Pete the Cat: Valentine's Day Is Cool
Kimberly Dean, James Dean (Illus.), HarperFestival, $9.99, 9780062198655
2. The Day the Crayons Quit
Drew Daywalt, Oliver Jeffers (Illus.), Philomel, $17.99, 9780399255373
3. Goodnight Moon
Margaret Wise Brown, Clement Hurd (Illus.), Harper, $8.99, 9780694003617
4. Locomotive
Brian Floca, Atheneum, $17.99, 9781416994152
5. Founding Mothers: Remembering the Ladies
Cokie Roberts, Diane Goode (Illus.), Harper, $17.99, 9780060780029
6. Mr. Wuffles!
David Wiesner, Clarion, $17.99, 9780618756612
7. The Very Hungry Caterpillar
Eric Carle, Putnam, $10.99, 9780399226908
8. Barnyard Dance!
Sandra Boynton, Workman, $6.95, 9781563054426
9. The I Love You Book
Todd Parr, LB Kids, $6.99, 9780316247566
10. Press Here
Herve Tullet, Chronicle, $15.99, 9780811879545

CHILDREN'S INTEREST

1. The Fault in Our Stars
John Green, Dutton, $17.99, 9780525478812
2. The Book Thief
Markus Zusak, Knopf, $12.99, 9780385754729
3. Flora and Ulysses: The Illuminated Adventures
Kate DiCamillo, K.G. Campbell (Illus.), Candlewick, $17.99, 9780763660406
4. This Star Won't Go Out: The Life and Words of Esther Grace Earl
Esther Earl, et al., Dutton, $19.99, 9780525426363
5. Her Dark Curiosity
Megan Shepherd, Balzer + Bray, $17.99, 9780062128058
6. Eleanor & Park
Rainbow Rowell, St. Martin's Griffin, $18.99, 9781250012579
7. Wonder
R.J. Palacio, Knopf, $15.99, 9780375869020
8. Paper Towns
John Green, Speak, $9.99, 9780142414934
9. Looking for Alaska
John Green, Speak, $9.99, 9780142402511
10. Charlotte's Web
E.B. White, HarperTrophy, $7.99, 9780064400558

CHILDREN'S FICTION SERIES TITLES

1. Insurgent (Divergent, #2)
Veronica Roth, Katherine Tegen Books, $17.99, 9780062024046
2. Divergent
Veronica Roth, Katherine Tegen Books, $9.99, 9780062024039
3. Hollow City (The Second Novel of Miss Peregrine's Peculiar Children)
Ransom Riggs, Quirk, $17.99, 9781594746123
4. Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Hard Luck
Jeff Kinney, Amulet, $13.95, 9781419711329
5. Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children
Ransom Riggs, Quirk, $10.99, 9781594746031
6. The Lightning Thief (Percy Jackson and the Olympians, Book 1)
Rick Riordan, Hyperion, $7.99, 9781423134947
7. Allegiant (Divergent, #3)
Veronica Roth, Katherine Tegen Books, $19.99, 9780062024060
8. I Am Abraham Lincoln (Ordinary People Change The World)
Brad Meltzer, Christopher Eliopoulos (Illus.), Dial, $12.99, 9780803740839
9. High Time for Heroes (Magic Tree House, #51)
Mary Pope Osborne, Sal Murdocca (Illus.), Random House, $12.99, 9780307980496
10. Mockingjay (The Final Book of the Hunger Games)
Suzanne Collins, Scholastic, $18.99, 9780439023511

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In This Issue

Special to the Southern List

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

This Dark Road to Mercy
Lost Lake
Standup Guy
On Such a Full Sea
Starting Over
The Husband's Secret
The Death of Santini
The Love Playbook: Rules for Love, Sex, and Happiness
The Southerner's Handbook: A Guide to Living the Good Life
George Washington's Secret Six
Little Failure
A Land More Kind Than Home
The Secret History
The Aviator's Wife
The Art of Hearing Heartbeats
In the Garden of Beasts
The 5 Love Languages
Unfathomable City: A New Orleans Atlas
The Power of Now
Up From the Grave
A Storm of Swords
Candide
The Diary of a Young Girl
Slaughterhouse-Five
Barnyard Dance!
Press Here
Her Dark Curiosity
Charlotte's Web


Author Readings

Events at Southen Indie Bookstores 

Suslix Alonso -- Alma en sortilegio  (author appearance)
Suslix Alonso
02/13/2014, 06:30 pm
Books & Books

Read It & Eat with Nancy Horan  (author appearance)
Nancy Horan
02/13/2014, 12:00 pm
Page & Palette
Fairhope, AL

Myron Lubell - The Sixth Borough  (author appearance)
02/13/2014, 08:00 pm
Books & Books Inc
Coral Gables, FL

ROBIN OLIVEIRA presents I Always Loved You  (author appearance)
Robin Oliveira
02/13/2014, 04:00 pm
Vero Beach Book Center
Vero Beach, FL

The Willson Center at UGA Presents Nathalie Handal at Ciné  (author appearance)
Nathalie Handal
02/13/2014, 07:00 pm
Avid Bookshop
Athens, GA

Tearing Down Oakurst: An Oral History of Gentrification  (other event)
02/13/2014, 07:30 pm
Charis Books & More
Atlanta, GA

Tsh Oxenreider, Notes From A Blue Bike  (author appearance)
Tsh Oxenreider
02/13/2014, 06:30 pm
FoxTale Book Shoppe
Woodstock, GA

Okra Pick!Sheila Turnage Author Event  (author appearance)
Sheila Turnage
02/13/2014, 07:00 pm
Little Shop of Stories
Decatur, GA

Cynthia Graubart Author/Sampling Event  (author appearance)
Cynthia Graubart
02/13/2014, 07:30 pm
Little Shop of Stories
Decatur, GA

Natalie Baszile: Queen Sugar  (author appearance)
Natalie Baszile
02/13/2014, 06:00 pm
Garden District Book Shop
New Orleans, LA

Sarah Baird + Chase Chauffe - Kentucky Sweets  (author appearance)
Sarah Baird
02/13/2014, 06:30 pm
Maple Street Book Shop
New Orleans, LA

Errol Laborde – MARDI GRAS: Chronicles of the New Orleans Carnival  (author appearance)
Errol Laborde
02/13/2014, 06:00 pm
Octavia Books
New Orleans, LA

Em & Me Perform at Cat Island Coffeehouse  (other event)
02/13/2014, 06:30 pm
Pass Christian Books
Pass Christian, MS

Megan Abbott on Thacker Mountain Radio  (author appearance)
Megan Abbott
02/13/2014, 06:00 pm
Square Books
Oxford, MS

Flyleaf Second Thursday Poetry Reading & Open Mic  (other event)
02/13/2014, 07:00 pm
Flyleaf Books
Chapel Hill, NC

SCI FI YA PANEL  (other event)
02/13/2014
Malaprop's Bookstore/Cafe
Asheville, NC

Author event: Margot Sloan - In That Moment  (author appearance)
Margot Sloan
02/13/2014, 07:00 pm
Park Road Books
Charlotte, NC

Henry Winkler  (author appearance)
Henry Winkler
02/13/2014, 07:00 pm
Quail Ridge Books & Music
Raleigh, NC

Okra Pick!Barbara Claypole White: THE IN-BETWEEN   (author appearance)
Barbara Claypole White
02/13/2014, 05:00 pm
The Country Bookshop
Southern Pines, NC

Author event with Anita Shreve, author of The Pilot's Wife  (author appearance)
Anita Shreve
02/13/2014, 06:30 pm
Parnassus Books
Nashville, TN

Robin Oliveira - I Always Loved You  (author appearance)
Robin Oliveira
02/14/2014, 08:00 pm
Books & Books Inc
Coral Gables, FL

Joel Dinerstein  (author appearance)
Joel Dinerstein
02/14/2014, 06:00 pm
Maple Street Book Shop
New Orleans, LA

Date Night at City Lights: Wine, Chocolate and Books  (author appearance)
Martha Ezzard
02/14/2014, 06:30 pm
City Lights Bookstore
Sylva, NC

BOOK LOVERS SPEED DATING  (other event)
02/14/2014, 07:00 pm
Malaprop's Bookstore/Cafe
Asheville, NC

Author Meet'n'Greet: XOXO: Sweet and Sexy Romance- Contributor Kristina Wright  (author appearance)
Kristina Wright
02/14/2014, 02:30 pm
Fountain Bookstore
Richmond, VA

Georgia Native Plants Society Symposium  (other event)
02/15/2014, 03:00 pm
Eagle Eye Bookshop

Barbara Eubanks Signing Humorous Happenings In Holy Places  (author appearance)
Barbara Eubanks
02/15/2014, 01:00 pm
Little Professor Book Center
Homewood, AL

Robert Bailey  (author appearance)
Robert Bailey
02/15/2014, 01:00 pm
Page & Palette
Fairhope, AL

Irwin Kornfeld - Hu's Hoo and the Zoo  (author appearance)
02/15/2014, 10:00 am
Books & Books Inc
Coral Gables, FL

Tim Dorsey- Meet the Author & Book Signing  (author appearance)
Tim Dorsey
02/15/2014, 04:30 pm
Hooked On Books
Islamorada, FL

Book Signing with Mary Lou Johnson  (author appearance)
Mary Lou Johnson
02/15/2014, 04:00 pm
Oxford Exchange
Tampa, FL

Meet Author Nicki Salcedo  (author appearance)
Nicki Salcedo
02/15/2014, 03:00 pm
Bound To Be Read Books
Atlanta, GA

RAYMOND ATKINS, Writer’s Workshop  (writers group)
02/15/2014, 01:00 pm
FoxTale Book Shoppe
Woodstock, GA

7th Annual Fancy Storytime  (other event)
02/15/2014, 11:00 am
Little Shop of Stories
Decatur, GA

Brandi Perry: The Jury  (author appearance)
Brandi Perry
02/15/2014, 01:00 pm
Garden District Book Shop
New Orleans, LA

Storytime with Miss Maureen  (other event)
02/15/2014, 11:30 am
Maple Street Book Shop
New Orleans, LA

(Family-friendly) Improv show presented by the NC Comedy Arts Festival  (other event)
02/15/2014, 03:00 pm
Flyleaf Books
Chapel Hill, NC

Carla Buckley – The Deepest Secret  (author appearance)
Carla Buckley
02/15/2014, 11:00 am
McIntyre's Fine Books
Pittsboro, NC

Okra Pick!McIntyre's Books Author Events Bill Ferris – The Storied South: Voices of Writers and Artists  (author appearance)
Bill Ferris
02/15/2014, 02:00 pm
McIntyre's Fine Books
Pittsboro, NC

Author event: Cynthia Skorlinski - My Little Erica  (author appearance)
Cynthia Skorlinski
02/15/2014, 11:00 am
Park Road Books
Charlotte, NC

Young Adult science-fiction panel w/ authors Amie Kaufman, Jodi Meadows, Lissa Price, Beth Revis, and Meagan Spooner  (writers group)
02/15/2014, 02:00 pm
Park Road Books
Charlotte, NC

Valentine's Cabaret  (other event)
02/15/2014, 07:00 pm
Regulator Bookshop
durham, NC

Cokie Roberts, Author, Founding Mothers  (author appearance)
Cokie Roberts
02/15/2014, 11:00 am
Litchfield Books
Pawleys Island, SC

Jazz by the Book  (other event)
02/15/2014, 04:00 pm
Parnassus Books
Nashville, TN

Meet Randi Wolf Lauterbach, Author of Matzo Balls and Christmas Trees: Memories of My Jewish Mother  (author appearance)
Randi Wolf Lauterbach
02/15/2014, 02:00 pm
Fountain Bookstore
Richmond, VA

Poetry Reading  (other event)
02/15/2014, 07:00 pm
Prince Books
Norfolk, VA

Patricia Schultz-1000 Places to See Before You Die  (author appearance)
Patricia Schultz
02/16/2014, 02:00 pm
Eagle Eye Bookshop

HOWL ~ Women's Open Mic  (other event)
02/16/2014, 06:30 pm
Nightbird Books
Fayetteville, AR

Maria de La Gandara with special guest Salvador Delgado - Rumble  (author appearance)
Maria De La Gandara
02/16/2014, 04:00 pm
Books & Books Inc
Coral Gables, FL

Poetry Local Mic  (other event)
02/16/2014, 02:00 pm
Bookstore1Sarasota
Sarasota, FL

Poetry Local/Mic  (author appearance)
Ernesto Epistola, Roberta Beary
02/16/2014
Bookstore1Sarasota
Sarasota, FL

Contemporary Poetry Book Club  (book club)
Tracy K. Smith
02/16/2014, 05:00 pm
Bookstore1Sarasota
Sarasota, FL

Former Governor Charlie Crist -Meet the Author & Book Signing  (author appearance)
Charlie Crist
02/16/2014, 03:00 pm
Hooked On Books
Islamorada, FL

Ayesha Mattu Book Signing  (author appearance)
Ayesha Mattu
02/16/2014, 05:30 pm
A Cappella Books
Atlanta, GA

Paperback Fiction Book Club: WHERE'D YOU GO, BERNADETTE?  (book club)
02/16/2014, 06:15 pm
Avid Bookshop
Athens, GA

Elephant and Piggie Presidents' Day Storytime  (other event)
02/16/2014, 03:00 pm
Little Shop of Stories
Decatur, GA

Joyce Allen launches her young adult novel The Threads of Earth  (author appearance)
Joyce Allen
02/16/2014, 02:00 pm
Flyleaf Books
Chapel Hill, NC

WRITERS AT HOME WITH TOMMY HAYS  (writers group)
02/16/2014, 03:00 pm
Malaprop's Bookstore/Cafe
Asheville, NC

FORGOTTEN PRESIDENTS  (other event)
02/16/2014, 05:00 pm
Malaprop's Bookstore/Cafe
Asheville, NC

Author event: David Bridges - The Broken Circle  (author appearance)
David Bridges
02/16/2014, 02:00 pm
Park Road Books
Charlotte, NC

Scott Blumenthal  (author appearance)
Scott Blumenthal
02/16/2014, 03:00 pm
Quail Ridge Books & Music
Raleigh, NC

YA Sci-Fi Sunday with Meagan Spooner, Amie Kaufman, Lissa Price, and Jodi Meadows  (author appearance)
Meagan Spooner
02/16/2014, 02:00 pm
Fountain Bookstore
Richmond, VA

Terry Perrel - Cooley & Rose: A Novel  (author appearance)
Terry Perrel
02/16/2014, 02:00 pm
Prince Books
Norfolk, VA

Read It & Eat with Jen Lancaster  (author appearance)
Jen Lancaster
02/17/2014, 12:00 pm
Page & Palette
Fairhope, AL

Barry Eisler - Graveyard of Memories  (author appearance)
Barry Eisler
02/17/2014, 06:30 pm
Books & Books Inc
Coral Gables, FL

Lesley Rosenthal - Good Counsel: Meeting the Legal Needs of Nonprofits  (author appearance)
Lesley Rosenthal
02/17/2014, 08:00 pm
Books & Books Inc
Coral Gables, FL

Book Club  (book club)
02/17/2014, 12:00 pm
Hooked On Books
Islamorada, FL

Book Signing Event with Tim Dorsey!   (author appearance)
Tim Dorsey
02/17/2014, 01:00 pm
Sanibel Island Bookshop
Sanibel, FL

PlayMakers discussion of Love Alone  (other event)
02/17/2014, 06:00 pm
McIntyre's Fine Books
Pittsboro, NC

Alice Hoffman  (author appearance)
Alice Hoffman
02/17/2014, 07:30 pm
Quail Ridge Books & Music
Raleigh, NC

Kayla Williams with her novel PLENTY OF TIME WHEN WE GET HOME: LOVE AND RECOVERY IN THE AFTERMATH OF WAR  (author appearance)
Kayla Williams
02/17/2014, 04:30 pm
The Country Bookshop
Southern Pines, NC

Cookbook Club  (book club)
02/17/2014, 07:00 pm
Fiction Addiction
Greenville, SC

Parnassus Book Club - The Group  (book club)
02/17/2014, 06:30 pm
Parnassus Books
Nashville, TN

Virginia Morris signs How To Care For Aging Parents  (author appearance)
Virginia Morris
02/18/2014, 07:00 pm
Eagle Eye Bookshop

David Bridges  (author appearance)
David Bridges
02/18/2014, 05:30 pm
Fountainhead Bookstore

Natasha Shidlovskaya, writing as Betta Stone - Amoremiobello  (author appearance)
Natasha Shidlovskaya
02/18/2014, 06:30 pm
Books & Books Inc
Coral Gables, FL

Mark Haskell Smith - Raw: A Love Story  (author appearance)
Mark Haskell Smith
02/18/2014, 08:00 pm
Books & Books Inc
Coral Gables, FL

MixTape Poetry Book Club  (book club)
02/18/2014, 07:00 pm
Bookstore1Sarasota
Sarasota, FL

THE TUESDAY BOOK CLUB  (book club)
02/18/2014, 09:30 am
Bookmiser
Roswell, GA

Plenty of Time When We Get Home: Love and Recovery in the Aftermath of War  (author appearance)
Kayla Williams
02/18/2014, 07:15 pm
Charis Books & More
Atlanta, GA

Michael Murphy with Sara Roahen & Poppy Tooker: Eat Dat: A Guide to the Unique Food Culture of the Crescent City  (author appearance)
Michael Murphy
02/18/2014, 06:00 pm
Garden District Book Shop
New Orleans, LA

Dawn Ruth Wilson – The Night Walker's Song  (author appearance)
Dawn Ruth Wilson
02/18/2014, 06:00 pm
Octavia Books
New Orleans, LA

Wiley Cash signs THIS DARK ROAD TO MERCY  (author appearance)
Wiley Cash
02/18/2014, 05:00 pm
Square Books
Oxford, MS

Carla Buckley discusses her new mystery The Deepest Secret  (author appearance)
Carla Buckley
02/18/2014, 07:00 pm
Flyleaf Books
Chapel Hill, NC

COMIX CLUB - Delilah Dirk  (book club)
02/18/2014, 07:00 pm
Malaprop's Bookstore/Cafe
Asheville, NC

Dr. Pauletta Bracy and Tameka Fryer Brown  (author appearance)
Tameka Fryer Brown
02/18/2014, 07:00 pm
Quail Ridge Books & Music
Raleigh, NC

Parnassus Book Club - The Group  (book club)
02/18/2014, 06:30 pm
Parnassus Books
Nashville, TN

Author Luncheon  (author appearance)
Mary Jane Clark
02/19/2014, 12:00 pm
Florida Studio Theatre

Author Luncheon  (author appearance)
Kitty Kelley
02/19/2014, 11:30 am
Sarasota Yacht Club

Read It & Eat with Cathy Marie Buchanan  (author appearance)
Cathy Marie Buchanan
02/19/2014, 12:00 pm
Page & Palette
Fairhope, AL

Poetry Book Club  (book club)
02/19/2014, 06:30 pm
Nightbird Books
Fayetteville, AR

Renee, Jennifer, & Lana Graziano - How to Use a Meat Cleaver  (author appearance)
02/19/2014, 07:00 pm
Books & Books Inc
Coral Gables, FL

Pati Jinich - Pati's Mexican Table  (author appearance)
Pati Jinich
02/19/2014, 06:30 pm
Books & Books Inc
Coral Gables, FL

Virginia Morris - How to Care for Aging Parents  (author appearance)
Virginia Morris
02/19/2014, 08:00 pm
Books & Books Inc
Coral Gables, FL

Barry's Bookclub  (book club)
02/19/2014, 07:00 pm
Bookstore1Sarasota
Sarasota, FL

Mary Jane Clark  (author appearance)
Mary Jane Clark
02/19/2014, 12:00 pm
Bookstore1Sarasota
Sarasota, FL

Barry's Book Club  (book club)
Norman Mailer
02/19/2014, 07:00 pm
Bookstore1Sarasota
Sarasota, FL

Okra Pick!SUE MONK KIDD at the UNIVERSITY CLUB!  (author appearance)
Sue Monk Kidd
02/19/2014, 07:30 pm
Inkwood Books
Tampa, FL

Wednesday Murder Club  (book club)
02/19/2014, 06:30 pm
Murder on the Beach Mystery Bookstore
Delray Beach, FL

Careless People: Murder, Mayhem, and the Invention of The Great Gatsby @ GA Center for the Book  (author appearance)
Sarah Churchwell
02/19/2014, 07:15 pm
Charis Books & More
Atlanta, GA

The Amazing Jimmi Mayes: Sideman to the Stars by Jimmi Mayes  (author appearance)
Jimmi Mayes
02/19/2014, 05:00 pm
Lemuria Books
JACKSON, MS

LOVESTRUCK TOUR WITH YOUNG ADULT AUTHORS SHEPHERD, MIRANDA, CONSTANTINE, & WEST  (author appearance)
Megan Shepherd
02/19/2014, 07:00 pm
Malaprop's Bookstore/Cafe
Asheville, NC

McIntyre's Books Author Events Alice Hoffman – The Museum of Extraordinary Things  (author appearance)
Alice Hoffman
02/19/2014, 06:30 pm
McIntyre's Fine Books
Pittsboro, NC

Author event: Jerry Shinn - Dixie Autumn  (author appearance)
Jerry Shinn
02/19/2014, 07:00 pm
Park Road Books
Charlotte, NC

Carla Buckley   (author appearance)
Carla Buckley
02/19/2014, 07:30 pm
Quail Ridge Books & Music
Raleigh, NC

Author event with Willy Vlautin, author of The Free  (author appearance)
Willy Vlautin
02/19/2014, 06:30 pm
Parnassus Books
Nashville, TN

Who Dunnit Book Club by Elsie Souza  (book club)
Robert Crais
02/20/2014, 05:00 pm

Georgia Arbor Day talk & book signing with Jim Robbins: The Power of Trees And How It Can Help Save the World  (author appearance)
Jim Robbins
02/20/2014, 06:00 pm
Eagle Eye Bookshop

Okra Pick!Sue Monk Kidd - The Invention of Wings   (author appearance)
02/20/2014, 07:00 pm
Books & Books Inc
Coral Gables, FL

Leonardo Padura - Herejes  (author appearance)
Leonardo Padura
02/20/2014, 07:30 pm
Books & Books Inc
Coral Gables, FL

Nancy Horan - Under the Wide and Starry Sky   (author appearance)
Nancy Horan
02/20/2014, 08:00 pm
Books & Books Inc
Coral Gables, FL

WhoDunit Book Club led by Elsie Souza  (book club)
02/20/2014, 05:00 pm
Bookstore1Sarasota
Sarasota, FL

 


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