Lady Banks

On the unfathomable, the accidental, the Inevitable City.

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{On the unfathomable, the accidental, the Inevitable City.}

In which Quail Ridge books offers a beach trip checklist (it includes books), Ms. Frances Mayes understands the importance of having a good bottle of wine with one's favorite novel, and Mr. William Joyce proves you can write a book with a smartphone app.

June 8, 2014

Dear readers,

Once a year her ladyship, the editor, takes a trip to a southern city to attend the annual fall trade show of the Southern Independent Booksellers Alliance. The location changes every year, and her ladyship has been to Memphis, and Naples. To Mobile, and Atlanta. To Miami, and Charleston.

Last year, she went to New Orleans.

These trips are always rewarding -- hundreds of authors, thousands of new books! -- but they are not the best way to experience a new southern city. All too often we are captive in a warren of hotel meeting rooms and convention center halls. 

The Inevitable CityNew Orleans was unique-- a fact ladyship believes everyone who lives there already knows. The hotel, being located right on Canal Street, was in the midst of the vibrant culture of the downtown. And if there were the usual crowds of inebriated revelers, there were also the musicians, the street performers, the food. 

Oh, the food.

After that trip, her ladyship found herself ensnared by the magic of the alluring city. And as is usual with her obsessions, she has started to collected books about it. Every obsession needs a dedicated bookshelf in one's library! 

The most recent book to earn a place on the shelf is Scott Cowen's The Inevitable City. but here are some others.  

Unfathomable CityZeitoun

Five Days at MemorialThe Accidental City

What would you put on your New Orleans bookshelf?

Read Independently, and shop local.

her ladyship, the editor

Lady Banks' Pick of the Week

Lady Banks' Commonplace Book

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

The Inevitable CityI'm standing on the banks of the Mississippi River on a humid afternoon, in the sodden grass of what used to be a football field. The air is very still; leaves hang limp on the trees. Then I hear it: the ratcheting sound of a helicopter, followed by a hot wind whirling down from a blur of blades. We've been hearing choppers all week, watching them hover over the city like crazed dragonflies, but this is our chopper, aiming for our ragged band clustered around the dump truck we commandeered to get us out of the city.

At least we hope it's our chopper. Two have already come and gone, the first missing us entirely despite our shouts and waves, the second landing on the batture, the mudflats between the edge of the river and the base of the levee. We crashed the dump truck through a chain-link fence to reach it--a TV helicopter, it turned out--then drove back up the incline to our first position.

We raise the Tulane banner over our heads, waving like mad. The copter hangs in the sky above the football field. It's coming down: I see nearby trees bending under the force of the mechanical wind, and I'm back in basic training. I have a familiar, paradoxical sensation of alert numbness. I don't feel anything, yet I'm all eyes, all ears.

The helicopter descends onto the field and the crew helps one of my senior staff members aboard. It's my turn, but I can't move. I feel a huge sense of anxiety and guilt. I want to get back in the battered motorboat we've been using to get around the campus and go out into the city and rescue people.

"Come on," someone says.

--Scott Cowen, The Inevitable City (Palgrave MacMillan, 2014)

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Book & Author Gossip

A visit with William Joyce

The NumberlysOnce upon a time, people wrote books.  Then movies came along, and sometimes books turned into movies, and sometimes movies turned into books.  We'll cut this short: now a smartphone app can become a children's book.  The proof?  The Numberlys by William Joyce... it began as an app and is now a book and a short film. 9781442473430

'Tuscan Sun' author uncorks new line of wines

Under MagnoliaThey say you shouldn't judge a book by its cover, but let's face it, most of the time we do. The same can be said about wine. How many times have you made your decision on what wine to buy based on the label alone? That's an observation that stuck with writer Frances Mayes when she set out to create her new line of Italian wines. 9780307885913




Reading for hurricane season

The Silver StarAs New Orleans readers hunker down for hurricane season, publishers continue to roll out interesting summer books – not just "beach" fare, but stuff that rewards more sustained attention. This week, for example, the events calendar includes readings by outgoing Tulane University president Scott Cowen; from Jeanette Walls (a double threat as memoirist and fiction writer); and from Andre Dubus III, a best-selling lit star whose fan base includes Oprah Winfrey. 9781451661545

Tomato sandwiches at the Faulkners'

I can remember, as a kid, we’d eat lunch at Grand Dolly’s, where she’d serve tomato sandwiches with homemade mayonnaise on homemade bread. She had the sliced tomatoes on a plate with a flat serving spoon. Seems like every time I’d try to get one of those slices with that spoon, it’d slip off and I’d have to chase it around that table. I’ve got that table here. It’s 5ft x 3.5ft and has four holes in the corners where it would have been attached to the walls in the Colonial Hotel.

Summer Reading, Louisiana style

Dirty LoveIt's summertime and what a great season to kick back and enjoy a good book. Here are a few fiction suggestions of books by Louisiana authors.  Andre Dubus III, author of "House of Sand and Fog" and "The Garden of Last Days," returns with "Dirty Love," linked novellas in which characters walk out the back door of one story and into the next. Dubus's writing has received many honors, including a Guggenheim Fellowship, a National Magazine Award, and two Pushcart Prizes. 9780393348910



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STARS Authors

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

Meet Glenda Bailey-Mershom

Glenda Bailey-MershomGlenda Bailey-Mershon is a sixth generation Carolinian. Her publications draw on her family's diverse roots. Saconige/blue smoke: Poems from the Southern Appalachians (Jane's Stories, 2009) relates the mixture of European and Cherokee culture in the Piedmont and Highlands. Her first novel, Eve's Garden (Twisted Road, 2014) grounds the story of a family living on the margins of the Piedmont Textile Belt in a family history of Romani deportees from Scotland who survive slavery and forced indenture. Her other works also portray the challenges of breaking social mores and surviving on the edge. She has been a finalist in Our Stories fiction contest; featured author at the Illinois Book Fair; and a grant recipient from both the Illinois and Florida Humanities Councils as well as the Florida Division of Cultural Affairs. Links to her blog, Weaver's Knot, and to her book reviews at Women and Books can be found at

Request Glenda for a book club or event

Glenda's Profile Page on STARS

Glenda's upcoming trips

Glenda Bailey-Mershon | Request author

  • Georgia, Atlanta | 10/23/2014 to 10/25/2014

  • Florida, Orlando | 11/01/2014 to 11/02/2014

Eve's Garden

Eve's GardenThis multigenerational novel of self-discovery follows a daughter, mother, and grandmother who each face a crisis at a tender age. Eve Gates needs help finding a new path when her best friend since childhood suddenly drops out of her life, but her mother, Maisie, speaks a language Eve can't decipher. What's behind Maisie's loving but stern guidance and her refusal to talk about her own mother? The reader will find in Eve's grandmother, Evangeline Lee Grey, a heroine whose story of resilience and grace establishes a foundation for her daughter and granddaughter's triumph over the social isolation that, as a Romani woman, Evangeline knows only too well.

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

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Lady Banks {Book} Trailer Park

Shadow Catcher

Shadow CatcherFrom James R. Hannibal—a veteran combat pilot with Top Secret clearance from the U.S. government—comes an electrifying high-tech thriller in the great tradition of Tom Clancy…

Over ten years ago, Air Force major Nick Baron was part of a failed special ops mission that left a B-2 stealth bomber at the bottom of the Persian Gulf. Now, leading his men—the Triple Seven Chase team—Baron must find the bomber and dispose of it for good before any unfriendly nation can steal the onboard technology for its own purposes. But as the team embarks on its mission, there are greater dangers waiting.

When the CIA intercepts a call signal from an operative in China long thought dead, the Triple Seven Chase team is given the perilous task of retrieving the lone soldier from deep within the Chinese wilderness. There is only one plane for such a dangerous mission: the Shadow Catcher, a plane with capabilities beyond anything that has ever flown.

What Baron and his men don’t know is that the enemy is already among them—and that the Shadow Catcher itself may be the ultimate prize

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Read This! Okra Picks & Recommended Reading from Southern Booksellers

Okra Picks

From the Okra Picks

The Inevitable City: The Resurgence of New Orleans and the Future of Urban America 
by Scott Cowen
9781137278869 | Palgrave MacMillan | 06/10/2014

Read the first chapter!
The Inevitable City

After seven years of service as the president of Tulane University, Scott Cowen watched the devastation of his beloved New Orleans at the hands of Hurricane Katrina. When federal, state, and city officials couldn't find their way to decisive action, Cowen, known for his gutsy leadership, quickly partnered with a coalition of civic, business, and nonprofit leaders looking to work around the old institutions to revitalize and transform New Orleans. This team led the charge to restore equilibrium and eventually to rebuild. For the past nine years, Cowen has continued this work, helping to bring the city of New Orleans back from the brink. "The Inevitable City "presents 10 principles that changed the game for this city, and, if adopted, can alter the curve for any business, endeavor, community--and perhaps even a nation.This is the story of the resurgence and reinvention of one of America's greatest cities. Ordinary citizens, empowered to actively rescue their own city after politicians and government officials failed them, have succeeded in rebuilding their world. Cowen was at the leading edge of those who articulated, shaped, and implemented a vision of transformative change that has yielded surprising social progress and economic growth: a drowned city identified with the shocking images of devastation and breakdown has transformed itself into a mecca of growth, opportunity, and hope.

More Okra Picks!

Read This! Recommendations from Southern Indie Booksellers

Staff picks from Quail Ridge Books and Music in Raleigh, North Carolina

The Sittin UpThe Sittin' Up: Nina Siegel might not be Mary Poppins, but I felt like I had leapt right into Rembrandt's early masterpiece The Anatomy Lesson of Dr. Nicolaes Tulp. Over the course of a single day, she recreates the social, philosophic, and political scene of Amsterdam in 1632 through the perspectives of the painting's key contributors, including the artist, the surgeon, and even the fresh-from-the-gallows corpse. But with Siegal's artistic insight, what begins as the search for a man's soul becomes a lesson in how to find the soul of a painting in its anatomy.

The Sittin' Up by Sheila P. Moses (Putnam Juvenile) Recommended by Carol at Quail Ridge Books Raleigh NC 9780399257230

Save the DateSave the Date:

Beach trip checklist:

- sunscreen
- sunglasses
- lounge chair
- great summer read

A talented young florist tries to make a go of her business in Savannah and finds more than her share of challenges along the way. This latest from Mary Kay has everything you could want: Romance; break ups; drama; intrigue. Oh, did I mention Goldendoodles?  A total escape! I had so much fun reading this book!

Save The Date by Mary Kay Andrews (St. Martin's Press) Recommended by Samantha at Quail Ridge Books Raleigh NC 9781250019691

More recommended reading from southern bookstores

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Southern Indie Bestsellers

For the week ending June 1, 2014. Books on the Southern Indie Bestseller List that are southern in nature or have been recently recommended by southern indie booksellers.

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


1. The Goldfinch
Donna Tartt, Little Brown, $30, 9780316055437
okra2. Natchez Burning
Greg Iles, Morrow, $27.99, 9780062311078
3. Skin Game
Jim Butcher, Roc, $27.95, 9780451464392
okra4. The Invention of Wings
Sue Monk Kidd, Viking, $27.95, 9780670024780
5. All the Light We Cannot See
Anthony Doerr, Scribner, $27, 9781476746586
6. The One & Only
Emily Giffin, Ballantine, $28, 9780345546883
7. The Son
Jo Nesbo, Knopf, $25.95, 9780385351379
8. The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry
Gabrielle Zevin, Algonquin, $24.95, 9781616203214
9. Delicious!
Ruth Reichl, Random House, $27, 9781400069620
10. Field of Prey
John Sandford, Putnam Adult, $28.95, 9780399162381
11. The Target
David Baldacci, Grand Central, $28, 9781455521203
12. The Last Kind Words Saloon
Larry McMurtry, Liveright, $24.95, 9780871407863
13. The Serpent of Venice
Christopher Moore, Morrow, $26.99, 9780061779763
14. The Lincoln Myth
Steve Berry, Ballantine, $27, 9780345526571
15. The Bees
Laline Paull, Ecco, $25.99, 9780062331151


1. One Nation: What We Can All Do to Save America's Future
Ben Carson, M.D., Candy Carson, Sentinel, $25.95, 9781595231123
2. Tibetan Peach Pie: A True Account of an Imaginative Life
Tom Robbins, Ecco, $27.99, 9780062267405
3. Capital in the Twenty-First Century
Thomas Piketty, Belknap Press, $39.95, 9780674430006
4. Everything I Need to Know I Learned From a Little Golden Book
Diane Muldrow, Golden Books, $9.99, 9780307977618
5. Congratulations, by the Way
George Saunders, Random House, $14, 9780812996272
6. Think Like a Freak
Steven D. Levitt, Stephen J. Dubner, Morrow, $28.99, 9780062218339
7. James Madison
Lynne Cheney, Viking, $36, 9780670025190
8. Stress Test
Timothy F. Geithner, Crown, $35, 9780804138598
9. A Fighting Chance
Elizabeth Warren, Metropolitan, $28, 9781627790529
10. Flash Boys
Michael Lewis, Norton, $27.95, 9780393244663
11. No Place to Hide
Glenn Greenwald, Metropolitan, $27, 9781627790734
12. Clouds of Glory: The Life and Legend of Robert E. Lee
Michael Korda, Harper Torch, $40, 9780062116291
13. You Are Not Special... and Other Encouragements
David McCullough, Jr., Ecco, $21.99, 9780062257345
14. The Good Spy: The Life and Death of Robert Ames
Kai Bird, Crown, $26, 9780307889751
okra15. Under Magnolia
Frances Mayes, Crown, $26, 9780307885913


1. Gone Girl
Gillian Flynn, Broadway, $15, 9780307588371
2. Orphan Train
Christina Baker Kline, Morrow, $14.99, 9780061950728
3. Where'd You Go, Bernadette
Maria Semple, Back Bay, $14.99, 9780316204262
okra4. Guests on Earth
Lee Smith, Shannon Ravenel Books, $14.95, 9781616203801
5. The Last Original Wife
Dorothea Benton Frank, Morrow, $14.99, 9780062132475
6. Americanah
Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, Anchor, $15.95, 9780307455925
7. The Longest Ride
Nicholas Sparks, Grand Central, $15, 9781455520640
8. Me Before You
Jojo Moyes, Penguin, $16, 9780143124542
9. The Circle
Dave Eggers, Vintage, $15.95, 9780345807298
10. The Cuckoo's Calling
Robert Galbraith, J.K. Rowling, Mulholland, $18, 9780316206853
11. Beautiful Ruins
Jess Walter, Harper Perennial, $15.99, 9780061928178
12. Crazy Rich Asians
Kevin Kwan, Anchor, $15, 9780345803788
13. The Light Between Oceans
M.L. Stedman, Scribner, $16, 9781451681758
14. The Truth About the Harry Quebert Affair
Joel Dicker, Penguin, $18, 9780143126683
15. A Tale for the Time Being
Ruth Ozeki, Penguin, $16, 9780143124870


1. The Boys in the Boat
Daniel James Brown, Penguin, $17, 9780143125471
2. Behind the Beautiful Forevers
Katherine Boo, Random House, $16, 9780812979329
3. Night
Elie Wiesel, FSG, $9.95, 9780374500016
4. Gift From the Sea
Anne Morrow Lindbergh, Pantheon, $9.95, 9780679732419
5. I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings
Maya Angelou, Random House, $17, 9780812980028
6. Heaven Is for Real
Todd Burpo, Thomas Nelson, $16.99, 9780849922077
7. Cooked
Michael Pollan, Penguin, $17, 9780143125334
8. The Monuments Men
Robert M. Edsel, Back Bay, $17, 9780316240055
9. The Official Sea Glass Searcher's Guide
Cindy Bilbao, Countryman Press, $9.95, 9781581572506
10. The Power of Habit
Charles Duhigg, Random House, $16, 9780812981605
11. Quiet
Susan Cain, Broadway, $16, 9780307352156
12. Assholes: A Theory
Aaron James, Anchor, $14.95, 9780804171359
13. The Girls of Atomic City
Denise Kiernan, Touchstone, $16, 9781451617535
14. Empty Mansions
Bill Dedman, Paul Clark Newell, Jr., Ballantine, $17, 9780345534538
15. Unfathomable City: A New Orleans Atlas
Rebecca Solnit, Rebecca Snedeker, University of California Press, $29.95, 9780520274044


1. I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings
Maya Angelou, Ballantine, $6.99, 9780345514400
2. A Game of Thrones
George R.R. Martin, Bantam, $9.99, 9780553593716
3. 1984
George Orwell, Signet, $9.99, 9780451524935
4. The Catcher in the Rye
J.D. Salinger, Little Brown, $8.99, 9780316769488
5. A Storm of Swords
George R.R. Martin, Bantam, $9.99, 9780345543981
6. A Clash of Kings
George R.R. Martin, Bantam, $9.99, 9780345535429
7. Inferno
Dan Brown, Anchor, $9.99, 9781400079155
8. Lord of the Flies
William Golding, Berkley, $9.99, 9780399501487
9. To Kill a Mockingbird
Harper Lee, Grand Central, $8.99, 9780446310789
10. The Hobbit
J.R.R. Tolkien, Del Rey, $8.99, 9780345534835


1. Oh, the Places You'll Go!
Dr. Seuss, Random House, $17.99, 9780679805274
2. Goodnight Moon
Margaret Wise Brown, Clement Hurd (Illus.), Harper, $8.99, 9780694003617
3. The Day the Crayons Quit
Drew Daywalt, Oliver Jeffers (Illus.), Philomel, $17.99, 9780399255373
4. Nelly Gnu and Daddy Too
Anna Dewdney, Viking Children's Books, $17.99, 9780670012275
5. The Pigeon Needs a Bath!
Mo Willems, Disney Press, $16.99, 9781423190875
6. Fancy Nancy and the Wedding of the Century
Jane O'Connor, Robin Preiss Glasser (Illus.), Harper, $17.99, 9780062083197
7. Frozen (Little Golden Book)
Victoria Saxon, Grace Lee (Illus.), Random House/Disney, $3.99, 9780736430517
8. I Love My Daddy
Giles Andreae, Emma Dodd (Illus.), Disney/Hyperion, $6.99, 9781423199700
9. The Giving Tree
Shel Silverstein, Harper, $16.99, 9780060256654
10. Fancy Nancy: Sand Castles and Sand Palaces
Jane O'Connor, Robin Preiss Glasser (Illus.), HarperFestival, $4.99, 9780062269546


1. The Fault in Our Stars
John Green, Speak, $12.99, 9780142424179
2. The Book Thief
Markus Zusak, Knopf, $12.99, 9780385754729
3. Looking for Alaska
John Green, Speak, $9.99, 9780142402511
4. We Were Liars
E. Lockhart, Delacorte, $17.99, 9780385741262
5. Paper Towns
John Green, Speak, $9.99, 9780142414934
6. Wonder
R.J. Palacio, Knopf, $15.99, 9780375869020
7. Minecraft: Essential Handbook
Scholastic, $7.99, 9780545669931
8. Minecraft: Redstone Handbook
Scholastic, $7.99, 9780545685153
9. An Abundance of Katherines
John Green, Speak, $9.99, 9780142410707
okra10. Three Times Lucky
Sheila Turnage, Puffin, $7.99, 9780142426050


1. City of Heavenly Fire (Mortal Instruments, #6)
Cassandra Clare, Margaret K. McElderry Books, $24.99, 9781442416895
2. Divergent
Veronica Roth, Katherine Tegen Books, $9.99, 9780062289858
3. Insurgent (Divergent, #2)
Veronica Roth, Katherine Tegen Books, $17.99, 9780062024046
4. Allegiant (Divergent, #3)
Veronica Roth, Katherine Tegen Books, $19.99, 9780062024060
5. The Maze Runner
James Dashner, Delacorte, $9.99, 9780385737951
6. The Kill Order (The Maze Runner Prequel)
James Dashner, Delacorte, $9.99, 9780385742894
7. The Scorch Trials (The Maze Runner, Book 2)
James Dashner, Ember, $9.99, 9780385738767
8. City of Bones (Mortal Instruments, #1)
Cassandra Clare, Margaret K. McElderry Books, $12.99, 9781442485389
9. Pete the Cat: A Pet for Pete (My First I Can Read Series)
James Dean, Harper, $3.99, 9780062303790
10. Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children
Ransom Riggs, Quirk, $10.99, 9781594746031

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In This Issue

Special to the Southern List

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

Field of Prey
The Lincoln Myth
James Madison
Clouds of Glory: The Life and Legend of Robert E. Lee
You Are Not Special... and Other Encouragements
The Good Spy: The Life and Death of Robert Ames
Under Magnolia
Guests on Earth
Crazy Rich Asians
The Light Between Oceans
A Tale for the Time Being
Gift From the Sea
I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings
The Monuments Men
The Official Sea Glass Searcher's Guide
Assholes: A Theory
Empty Mansions
Unfathomable City: A New Orleans Atlas
The Catcher in the Rye
A Storm of Swordsheight=
A Clash of Kings
Lord of the Flies
To Kill a Mockingbird
The Hobbit
The Giving Tree
Fancy Nancy: Sand Castles and Sand Palaces
Three Times Lucky


Events at Southen Indie Bookstores 

Barb Schmidt - The Practice: Simple Tools for Managing Stress, Finding Inner Peace, and Uncovering Happiness  (author appearance)
Barb Schmidt
06/11/2014, 08:00 pm
Books & Books Inc
Coral Gables, FL

Mary Boyle and Ron Smith-Atlanta Beer: A Heady History of Brewing in the Hub of the South  (author appearance)
Mary Boyle
06/11/2014, 07:15 pm
Eagle Eye Book Shop
Atlanta, GA

Peter Heller signs THE PAINTER  (author appearance)
Peter Heller
06/11/2014, 05:30 pm
Square Books
Oxford, MS

UNC Humanities' Humanities in Action: Forecasting the 2014 Midterm Elections with political science professor Sarah Treul Roberts  (other event)
06/11/2014, 04:30 pm
Flyleaf Books
Chapel Hill, NC

More Than Two: a discussion of polyamory with authors Franklin Veaux and Eve Rickert  (author appearance)
Franklin Veaux
06/11/2014, 07:00 pm
Flyleaf Books
Chapel Hill, NC

06/11/2014, 07:00 pm
Malaprop's Bookstore/Cafe
Asheville, NC

okraAuthor event: Karen White - A Long Time Gone  (author appearance)
Karen White
06/11/2014, 07:00 pm
Park Road Books
Charlotte, NC

Dorothea Benton Frank- The Hurricane Sisters  (author appearance)
Dorothea Benton Frank
06/11/2014, 12:00 pm
Quail Ridge Books & Music
Raleigh, NC

Andrew Kaufman--Give War and Peace a Chance  (author appearance)
Andrew Kaufman
06/11/2014, 07:30 pm
Quail Ridge Books & Music
Raleigh, NC

Joshua H. Nadel -Futbol! Why Soccer Matters in Latin America  (author appearance)
Joshua H. Nadel
06/11/2014, 07:00 pm
Regulator Bookshop
durham, NC

Richard Mandell LEGENDARY EVOLUTION OF PINEHURST: HOME OF AMERICAN GOLF (Meet and Greet)  (author appearance)
Richard Mandell
06/11/2014, 05:30 pm
The Country Bookshop
Southern Pines, NC

Josh Barkan reads Blind Speed  (author appearance)
Josh Barkan
06/12/2014, 06:00 pm
Bookstore 1 Sarasota

Anton DiSclafani  (author appearance)
Anton DiSclafani
06/12/2014, 12:00 pm
Page & Palette
Fairhope, AL

Lynn Waddell - Fringe Florida  (author appearance)
Lynn Waddell
06/12/2014, 06:30 pm
Books & Books Inc
Coral Gables, FL

Marc Levy in conversation with Patrick Alexander - Replay  (author appearance)
Marc Levy
06/12/2014, 08:00 pm
Books & Books Inc
Coral Gables, FL

okraLILY KOPPEL presents The Astronaut Wives Club  (author appearance)
Lily Koppel
06/12/2014, 06:00 pm
Vero Beach Book Center
Vero Beach, FL

Avid Poetry Series: Rachael Katz, Michael Flatt, Jeff Fallis  (other event)
06/12/2014, 06:30 pm
Avid Bookshop
Athens, GA

Estelle Ford-Williamson and Majok Marier: Seed of South Sudan  (author appearance)
Majok Marier
06/12/2014, 07:00 pm
Charis Books & More
Atlanta, GA

Steve Raichlen signs Man Made Meals  (author appearance)
Steven Raichlen
06/12/2014, 07:00 pm
Eagle Eye Book Shop
Atlanta, GA

Andre Dubus III - DIRTY LOVE  (author appearance)
Andre Dubus III
06/12/2014, 06:00 pm
Octavia Books
New Orleans, LA

Maude Schuyler Clay signs DELTA DOGS  (author appearance)
Maude Schuyler Clay
06/12/2014, 05:00 pm
Square Books
Oxford, MS

ROY HOFFMAN Presents COME LANDFALL  (author appearance)
Roy Hoffman
06/12/2014, 07:00 pm
Malaprop's Bookstore/Cafe
Asheville, NC

PRB Geek book club - Ancillary Justice by Ann Leckie  (book club)
06/12/2014, 07:00 pm
Park Road Books
Charlotte, NC

okraKaren White- A Long Time Gone  (author appearance)
Karen White
06/12/2014, 07:30 pm
Quail Ridge Books & Music
Raleigh, NC

Author event with Peter Heller, author of The Painter  (author appearance)
Peter Heller
06/12/2014, 06:30 pm
Parnassus Books
Nashville, TN

Melody Dillard presents Threads of Grace: A Survivor's Journey  (author appearance)
Melody Dillard
06/12/2014, 12:00 pm
Fountain Bookstore
Richmond, VA

Daniel James Brown  (author appearance)
Daniel James Brown
06/13/2014, 06:00 pm
Page & Palette
Fairhope, AL

okraLily Koppel - The Astronaut Wives Club  (author appearance)
Lily Koppel
06/13/2014, 01:00 pm
Books & Books Inc
Coral Gables, FL

Elsie Mae Jones - Psongs For My Mother  (author appearance)
Elsie Mae Jones
06/13/2014, 06:30 pm
Books & Books Inc
Coral Gables, FL

Carlos Savournin - Name Not One Man  (author appearance)
Carlos Savournin
06/13/2014, 08:00 pm
Books & Books Inc
Coral Gables, FL

The Magic Tree House Live Reading Tour  (other event)
06/13/2014, 11:00 am
Vero Beach Book Center
Vero Beach, FL

okraJohn Warley Book Signing: A Southern Girl  (author appearance)
John Warley
06/13/2014, 10:00 am
Duck's Cottage
Manteo, NC

Flyleaf Books' inaugural YA (Young Adult) Book Club, featuring E. Lockhart's We Were Liars  (book club)
06/13/2014, 05:30 pm
Flyleaf Books
Chapel Hill, NC

06/13/2014, 07:00 pm
Malaprop's Bookstore/Cafe
Asheville, NC

Teen Writers Collective  (other event)
06/13/2014, 07:00 pm
Quail Ridge Books & Music
Raleigh, NC

Richard Moss EDEN IN THE PINES  (author appearance)
Richard Moss
06/13/2014, 05:00 pm
The Country Bookshop
Southern Pines, NC

Author event with Bill and Willie Geist, authors of Good Talk, Dad  (author appearance)
Bill and Willie Geist
06/13/2014, 06:30 pm
Parnassus Books
Nashville, TN

Ticketed Dinner with Celebrity Chef Steven Raichlen at Camden's Dogtown Market!  (author appearance)
Steven Raichlen
06/13/2014, 07:00 pm
Fountain Bookstore
Richmond, VA

Launch Party for Jeremy B. Jones- Bearwallow: A Personal History of a Mountain Homeland  (author appearance)
Jeremy B. Jones
06/14/2014, 03:00 pm
Fountainhead Bookstore

Zoe Fishman  (author appearance)
Zoe Fishman
06/14/2014, 01:00 pm
Page & Palette
Fairhope, AL

Super Duper Story Time with Miss Rachel - at ReBlossom  (other event)
06/14/2014, 12:30 pm
Avid Bookshop
Athens, GA

Estelle Ford-Williamson and Majok Marier: Seed of South Sudan (at Clarkston Library)  (author appearance)
Estelle Ford-Williamson
06/14/2014, 03:00 pm
Charis Books & More
Atlanta, GA

Anne Zachry signs RETRO BABY  (author appearance)
Anne Zachry
06/14/2014, 10:30 am
Square Books
Oxford, MS

Robbin Monteith’s Vampire Tale  (author appearance)
Robbin Monteith
06/14/2014, 03:00 pm
City Lights Bookstore
Sylva, NC

Free Prompt Writing Class with Nancy Peacock  (writers group)
06/14/2014, 10:00 am
Flyleaf Books
Chapel Hill, NC

Monica Byrne – The Girl in the Road  (author appearance)
Monica Byrne
06/14/2014, 11:00 am
McIntyre's Fine Books
Pittsboro, NC

Meet the Author: Sarah Downing  (author appearance)
Sarah Downing
06/14/2014, 11:00 am
Page After Page
Elizabeth City, NC

Author event: Carol Fore Injaychock - Matters of the Heart  (author appearance)
Carol Fore Injaychock
06/14/2014, 11:00 am
Park Road Books
Charlotte, NC

Word Weavers special event w/ author Jill Lord  (writers group)
06/14/2014, 02:00 pm
Park Road Books
Charlotte, NC

Saturday Storytime! Featuring Robert Dunne and drawing!  (author appearance)
Robert Dunne
06/14/2014, 11:00 am
Regulator Bookshop
durham, NC

okraKaren White A LONG TIME GONE  (author appearance)
Karen White
06/14/2014, 11:00 am
The Country Bookshop
Southern Pines, NC

Brian McCreight signs Great Googly Moogly! A Lowcountry Liar's Tales of History and Mystery  (author appearance)
Brian McCreight
06/14/2014, 02:00 pm
Books on Broad
Camden, SC

okraKaren White  (author appearance)
Karen White
06/16/2014, 12:00 pm
Page & Palette
Fairhope, AL

Bloomsday Celebration  (other event)
06/16/2014, 06:00 pm
Books & Books Inc
Coral Gables, FL

Tom Rachman - The Rise and Fall of Great Powers  (author appearance)
Tom Rachman
06/16/2014, 08:00 pm
Books & Books Inc
Coral Gables, FL

Flyleaf Book Lovers Club discusses Cloud Atlas by David Mitchell at Chapel Hill Public Library  (book club)
06/16/2014, 07:00 pm
Flyleaf Books
Chapel Hill, NC

okraMeet the Author: Barbara Claypole White  (author appearance)
Barbara Claypole White
06/16/2014, 04:00 pm
Page After Page
Elizabeth City, NC

Cookbook Club  (book club)
06/16/2014, 07:00 pm
Fiction Addiction
Greenville, SC

Lisa See - China Dolls  (author appearance)
Lisa See
06/17/2014, 08:00 pm
Books & Books Inc
Coral Gables, FL

okraLisa Howorth signs FLYING SHOES  (author appearance)
Lisa Howorth
06/17/2014, 05:00 pm
Square Books
Oxford, MS

Mary Alice Monroe- The Summer Wind  (author appearance)
Mary Alice Monroe
06/17/2014, 12:00 pm
Hub City Bookshop
Spartanburg, SC

José María Campagnoli - Democracia y corrupción en la Argentina  (author appearance)
José María Campagnoli
06/18/2014, 06:30 pm
Books & Books Inc
Coral Gables, FL

Neely Tucker - The Ways of the Dead  (author appearance)
Neely Tucker
06/18/2014, 08:00 pm
Books & Books Inc
Coral Gables, FL

UNC Humanities’ Humanities in Action: An Update on Obamacare: The Promise and Pitfalls of Health Care Reform with social medicine professor Jonathan  (other event)
06/18/2014, 04:30 pm
Flyleaf Books
Chapel Hill, NC

Nan Chase
06/18/2014, 04:30 pm
The Country Bookshop
Southern Pines, NC

Book Your Lunch with Mary Alice Monroe  (author appearance)
Mary Alice Monroe
06/18/2014, 12:00 pm
Fiction Addiction
Greenville, SC

Dee Phelps Booksigning  (author appearance)
Dee Phelps
06/19/2014, 07:00 pm
Murder on the Beach Mystery Bookstore
Delray Beach, FL

Alan Furst - MIDNIGHT IN EUROPE  (author appearance)
Alan Furst
06/19/2014, 06:00 pm
Octavia Books
New Orleans, LA

Coffee with the Poet Featuring Rosemary Rhodes Royston  (author appearance)
Rosemary Rhodes Royston
06/19/2014, 10:30 am
City Lights Bookstore
Sylva, NC

Nan Chase & DeNeice Guest discuss their book Drink the Harvest: Making and Preserving Juices, Wines, Meads, Teas, and Cider  (author appearance)
Nan Chase
06/19/2014, 07:00 pm
Flyleaf Books
Chapel Hill, NC

Author event: Kurma Murrain - In the Prism of Your Soul  (author appearance)
Kurma Murrain
06/19/2014, 06:00 pm
Park Road Books
Charlotte, NC

okraKaren White- A Long Time Gone  (author appearance)
Karen White
06/20/2014, 06:00 pm
Octavia Books
New Orleans, LA

Anya Kassoff - THE VIBRANT TABLE  (author appearance)
Anya Kassoff
06/21/2014, 05:00 pm
Inkwood Books
Tampa, FL

Susan Surman, Writing Workshop  (writers group)
06/21/2014, 10:00 am
Winston-Salem, NC

Nelma Jean Bryson Introduces Her New Mystery Series  (author appearance)
Nelma Jean Bryson
06/21/2014, 03:00 pm
City Lights Bookstore
Sylva, NC

Author event: Steve Lindahl - White Horse Regressions  (author appearance)
Steve Lindahl
06/21/2014, 11:00 am
Park Road Books
Charlotte, NC

Author event: Jeffrey Leak - Visible Man: The Life of Henry Dumas  (author appearance)
Jeffrey Leak
06/21/2014, 02:00 pm
Park Road Books
Charlotte, NC

Mary Alice Monroe  (author appearance)
Mary Alice Monroe
06/22/2014, 05:00 pm
Fountainhead Bookstore

Talk by Mary Alice Monroe  (author appearance)
Mary Alice Monroe
06/22/2014, 05:00 pm
The Cedars

Meet Charles Dodd White   (author appearance)
Charles Dodd White
06/22/2014, 02:00 pm
The Book Shelf
Tryon, NC

Writer's Workshop for Tween and Teens  (writers group)
06/24/2014, 09:00 am
Fountainhead Bookstore

Nigel Hamilton - THE MANTLE OF COMMAND: FDR at War, 1941-1942  (author appearance)
Nigel Hamilton
06/24/2014, 06:00 pm
Octavia Books
New Orleans, LA

Jean Kwok-Mambo in Chinatown  (author appearance)
Jean Kwok
06/25/2014, 07:15 am
Eagle Eye Book Shop
Atlanta, GA

Jean Kwok discusses her new novel Mambo in Chinatown  (author appearance)
Jean Kwok
06/26/2014, 07:00 pm
Flyleaf Books
Chapel Hill, NC

Patti Callahan Henry discusses her new novel The Stories We Tell  (author appearance)
Patti Callahan Henry
06/27/2014, 07:00 pm
Flyleaf Books
Chapel Hill, NC

Mary Ann Claud – The Dancin’ Man  (author appearance)
Mary Ann Claud
06/27/2014, 04:00 pm
The Book Shelf
Tryon, NC

Storytime with Betsey Anderson, author of Maggie Goes to Maine!  (author appearance)
Betsey Anderson
06/28/2014, 11:00 am
Flyleaf Books
Chapel Hill, NC

Luncheon with Marie Alice Monroe  (author appearance)
Mary Alice Monroe
06/28/2014, 12:00 pm
Page After Page
Elizabeth City, NC

Meet the Author: John Sauls  (author appearance)
John Sauls
07/19/2014, 05:30 pm
Page After Page
Elizabeth City, NC

Authors Round the South

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