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{On keeping the story alive.}

In which Ms Suzanne Vega pays tribute to Carson McCullers, Mr. Frye Gaillard tells a story for a friend, and Ms. Ann Patchett says she would write the most boring book in the world, (something her readers have good cause to doubt).

November 13, 2016

In This Issue

Lady Banks' Commonplace Book | Read This! | Okra Picks | Trailer Park | The List | Feeding the Funny Farm | Event Calendar | Southern Indie Bestsellers | Book and Author Gossip


Dearest Readers

The newsletters her ladyship, the editor, receives from bookshops across the South have had a common theme this past week:

"When I dream of some tiny step to counteract the current madness, I think about how nice it would be to make a safe place for myself, my family, my friends, and total strangers, a place that is quiet and cheerful, a place that welcomes everyone exactly as they are, while at the same time encouraging them to be better, smarter, and more curious." --Ann Patchett, Parnassus Books in Nashville, TN

"We hope you will continue to think of us when you are looking for a safe place to share ideas and to evaluate options. A place where you can let your curiosity roam free." - Tom Campbell, The Regulator Book Shop, in Durham, NC

A bookseller in the now closed Avenue Victor Hugo Bookshop in Boston once called their shop "a study in wonder, without pinning the butterfly."

A place to be open, to be curious. This describes every bookstore and every library that her ladyship has ever walked into. If you are looking for a place to be yourself, be welcome, and be curious, then make a visit to your local neighborhood bookshop. 

Read Independently. And shop local.

her ladyship, the editor

Lady Banks' Pick of the Week

Lady Banks' Receipt Book

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

The Cigar FactoryJuly, 1893

The sun leaned for down bringing shade to the waterfront. On the other side of the river from where Cassie McGonegal stood, light--low on the horizon--spread across the harbor entrance and surrounding Sea Islands. It was the slack of an ebb tide and there wasn't any breeze worth mentioning. Sounds of men working hard traveled easily up and down the Cooper River: the thump and thud of stevedores emptying a ship's hold, the shouts of longshoremen moving cargo on the dock, the slap of oars as the Mosquito Fleet roved home to Adger's Wharf. Cassie's younger brother Charlie stood upon the remains of an old bateau that once belonged to the Negro fishermen of the fleet. The weathered boards kept Charlie from sinking into the pluff mud. Reluctantly, Cassie stayed on the pier, wishing she had her own hook and her own piece of line.

"Help me, Cassie," Charlie called. She clamored down from the pier, careful to step onto the boards, never-minding her dress and how angry her mother would get when it had to be washed again so soon, never-minding  her doubt that there was anything on the other end of his line besides an even bigger clump of marshgrass than the one he had caught earlier. Together  they pulled, refusing  to let go even as the line cut into Charlie's palms. They kept pulling  until finally they brought up the nicest, biggest, and most beautiful--flounder. 

--Michele Moore, The Cigar Factory (Story River Books, University of South Carolina Press, 2016)

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Read This!

Recommended reading from Southern Indie Booksellers

Ghosts by Raina Telgemeier

When Catrina and her family move to a seaside town in Northern California to accommodate her sister's cystic fibrosis, she is not happy. Bahia de la Luna is cold, foggy, far away from her friends, and, worst of all, reportedly home to a whole lot of ghosts. Cat's sister, Maya, is thrilled by their new town's spooky residents, but Cat wants nothing to do with them until she realizes that she must put aside her fear for both her sister's sake and her own. Graphic novel queen Telgemeier is back, and she has crafted a beautiful, entertaining, and hopeful story about the power of family, friendship, and community -- with an extra dash of ghostly magic for good measure.

Ghosts by Raina Telgemeier (Graphix, $10.99), recommended by Rebecca at One More Page Books, Arlington, VA.


The Gatekeeper: Missy LeHand, FDR, and the Untold Story of the Partnership That Defined a Presidency by Kathryn Smith

From Cindy: An essential thread in the tapestry of FDR and his legacy, Missy LeHand was intuitive, pragmatic and totally devoted to this controversial president. Kathryn Smith's impeccable research and reader-friendly narrative give us an intimate look at this extraordinary woman and an historical perspective on the pivotal role she played in American politics. The facts, the feelings, and the frictions of the years Missy was a primary player in Roosevelt's inner circle are woven together in this biographical gem.

From Rosemary: I lived for many years in Hyde Park, so an almost yearly expedition to the FDR Presidential Library down the street was in order. The 'extended family' that he invited into the White House was essentially on a 24/7 on-call status for years, and this eclectic mix of staff, family, and friends (some belonging to multiple categories) always fascinated me. I am delighted to finally find material on Missy LeHand, a woman ahead of her time. Her story also reveals inner circle anecdotes about FDR's band, and indeed, on FDR himself. The pre-presidential accounts of his battle with polio, and Missy's efforts toward his recovery are new to me, and worth the book alone.

The Gatekeeper: Missy LeHand, FDR, and the Untold Story of the Partnership That Defined a Presidency by Kathryn Smith, ($28, Touchstone), recommended by Cindy and Rosemary, Quail Ridge Books, Raleigh, NC.


A Plague on All Our Houses: Medical Intrigue, Hollywood, and the Discovery of AIDS by Bruce J. Hillman

A Plague on All Our Houses examines the AIDS epidemic and the doctors behind the discovery of its cause and the tangled motivations of the search.  Readers delve into knowledge about how academia works, and whether the work is for ego or for helping the sick. The book also details how Hollywood and the government would not acknowledge what was happening as the crisis developed.

A Plague on All Our Houses by Bruce J. Hillman (Foreedge, $29.95), recommended by Suzanne at Page 158 Books, Wake Forest, NC.



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{Book} Trailer Park

The Cigar Factory

The Cigar FactoryThe sun leaned for down bringing shade to the waterfront, begins Michele Moore's entrancing debut novel, harkening back to an era when the legendary fishermen of Charleston's Mosquito Fleet rowed miles offshore for their daily catch. With evocative dialect and remarkable prose, The Cigar Factory tells the story of two entwined families, both devout Catholics the white McGonegals and the African American Ravenels in the storied port city of Charleston, South Carolina, during the World Wars. Moore's novel follows the parallel lives of family matriarchs working on segregated floors of the massive Charleston cigar factory, where white and black workers remain divided and misinformed about the duties and treatment received by each other. Cassie McGonegal and her niece Brigid work upstairs in the factory rolling cigars by hand. Meliah Amey Ravenel works in the basement, where she stems the tobacco. While both white and black workers suffer in the harsh working conditions of the factory and both endure the sexual harassment of the foremen, segregation keeps them from recognizing their common plight until the Tobacco Workers Strike of 1945. Through the experience of a brutal picket line, the two women come to realize how much they stand to gain by joining forces, creating a powerful moment in labor history that gives rise to the Civil Rights anthem, We Shall Overcome. Moore's extensive historical research included interviews with her own family members who worked at the cigar factory, adding a layer of nuance and authenticity to her empowering story of families and friendships fostered through struggle, loss, and redemption. The Cigar Factory includes a foreword by New York Times best-selling author and Story River Books editor at large Pat Conroy.

Okra Picks: The King of the Birds

The King of the Birds

“It all started with a chicken who could walk backwards and forwards.”

In this picture book, inspired by the life of Flannery O’Connor, a young fan of fowl brings home a peacock to be the king of her collection, but he refuses to show off his colorful tail. The girl goes to great lengths to encourage the peacock to display his plumage — she throws him a party, lets him play in the fig tree, feeds him flowers and stages a parade — all to no avail.

Then she finally stumbles on the perfect solution. When she introduces the queen of the birds — a peahen — to her collection, the peacock immediately displays his glorious shimmering tail.

This delightful story, full of humor and heart, celebrates the legacy of a great American writer.
Includes an author’s note about Flannery O’Connor.



Okra Picks

The List: Ann Patchett's Post Election Reading List

At Parnassus we specialize in books, and books, along with dogs, have been the greatest comfort of my life. Karen Hayes and I opened the doors five years ago and since then Parnassus has been a vital part of Nashville’s community through good times and bad. Regardless of whether or not you see this as a good time, a bad time, or just another moment in history’s larger picture, we’re here for you now. Come in and pull up a chair, pull a dog into your lap (Opie is big but he can be a lap dog in a pinch) and take heart. (via)

Destiny and Power Brother, I'm Dying What is the What The Handmaid's Tale Underground Airlines This Changes Everything The Angel of History

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On Telling the Story: An Interview with Frye Gaillard

Frye Gaillard
 has spent his career as a journalist and author chronicling the people, places, events, and stories of the American South, focusing on the convergence of race, history, politics, and culture. As a long-time reporter for the Charlotte Observer, he covered the region's journey to public school desegregation, the rise and spectacular fall of televangelist Jim Bakker, Elvis Presley's funeral, and the presidency of Jimmy Carter. Gaillard has also authored numerous books, on subjects ranging from country music to the history of native Americans in the South. At present, he is the writer-in-residence at the University of South Alabama, and lives in Mobile with his wife, Nancy, who teaches in the university's College of Education.

His new book for young readers, Go South to Freedom (NewSouth Books, $17.95), explores the complex story of the Black Seminoles: runaway slaves who lived with the Seminole Indians in Florida. Gaillard expands the story of his friend Robert Croshon's family story into a heartfelt novel for young readers, and illuminates a dramatic and important chapter in American history.

Gaillard shared his thoughts with Lady Banks on writing Go South to Freedom, the challenges facing a journalist writing fiction, and his quest to keep a friend's story alive for new generations:

Why did you make Go South to Freedom a children's story?

There were a lot of ways to write this story. I had written a much shorter version, very straight-forward, in an earlier piece about my friend, Robert Croshon, who told the story to me. I had been thinking about writing a children's book. I had collaborated on one earlier with a North Carolina teacher named Melinda Farbman - the true story of Ham, the little chimpanzee that NASA launched into space back in 1961. One of my grandchildren had recently asked me if I was ever going to do another "book for kids," and I decided this story might lend itself to that. The more I wrote, the more certain I was that his was a good setting for such a moving and dramatic oral history.

Go South to Freedom isn't your story, it is the story of the family of a friend, Mr. Robert Croshon. Even though you had his blessing to tell the story to a wider audience, did you ever worry that it wasn't your story to tell?

I've spent much of my career as a journalist, a profession in which you're always writing somebody else's story. There's an inherent presumption in that, and the only antidotes to it are listening carefully and treating these stories with respect. This wasn't hard in the case of my friend, Robert Croshon. He was one of the kindest, most genteel and dignified men I've ever known, and I had great affection for him. He said he was pleased after I first wrote a brief account of his oral history, and he seemed pleased that I wanted to turn it into this little book. It took me a while to get to it on a fairly long list of writing projects, and sadly he passed away before I did. I think it's clear in the book, both within the story itself, and also in an afterword that details my debts, not only to Robert but to scholars who had researched and written about the broader history, that this is somebody else's story - hopefully written with tenderness and respect.

In the book, the storyteller is the great-grandson of the baby in the story of the family's escape from slavery. Is that who Robert Croshon heard the story from?

Yes, Robert Croshon learned the story from his great-aunt when she was quite old and he was quite young, and she was the infant in the story.






Even though it is written as historical fiction, Go South to Freedom talks about some real events, places, and people. What were "Black Seminoles" and who was John Horse? Why did you include him as a character in the story?

The Black Seminoles were runaway slaves and their descendants who lived with the Seminole Indians in Florida. Usually in separate, contiguous villages. The Seminole Wars, I learned, were as much about re-capturing the runaways as they were about subduing the Indians. The Black Seminoles fought side-by-side with their Indian neighbors in all of those wars - very bravely and tenaciously, according to all accounts. There was a lot at stake. These were, in effect, the largest slave uprisings in U.S. history, or at least you could make that case. John Horse, one of the most important leaders of the Black Seminoles, was a historical figure whose story is well-documented, but not well-known - a war chief, among other things, who fought along side the famous Native American chief, Osceola. I hope to write more about Horse in the future. It's fun, of course, to learn things you didn't know before.

How was it possible for a free black community to exist in Mobile, Alabama, before the Civil War? How long did it survive?

The free black community in Mobile traced back to the time in the 18th century when Mobile was controlled by the French and then the Spanish. Some were Creoles, or mixed-blood people whose ancestors were French, Indian, and black, and their legal status was secure before Mobile became a part of the United States. As time went by this community also included former slaves who had been freed by their owners, sometimes because the owners had moved from plantations to the small city of Mobile to work in various professions - lawyers, merchants, doctors, whatever - and they found they didn't really need slaves, or at least not as many. The free people of color in Mobile, whether black or Creole, faced restrictions on their lives - their right to bear arms, their freedom to assemble or participate in the democracy around them. They also faced dire penalties if they took in runaway slaves, and yet some of them did it anyway. They remained free through the Civil War, when, of course, slavery ended altogether and a new struggle began.

The illustrations for the book are beautiful. How did you find the artist, Anne Kent Rush?

Anne Kent Rush and I had been friends for years. I knew her work as an artist and thought she would be the perfect illustrator. I was definitely right about this!

I notice that the illustrations were often more informative than pictures of the scenes in the story -- pictures of wildlife, of the Seminoles and of how they lived. Why did you and the Anne Kent Rush decide do to that?

Kent Rush really made the decisions about what illustrations to include. She wanted the book to be as educational as possible for young readers. My only contribution to her decisions was to say something like, "wow, that's great!" when she showed me the pictures. Suzanne LaRosa, our publisher at NewSouth Books, had some input also, but I think Suzanne will tell you as well that most artistic decisions were Kent's. The illustrations are one of the great strengths of the book, though I will add that the layout and artistic design by NewSouth were a perfect setting for Kent's work, flowing sort of organically from the art.






Any story about slavery, not to mention war, has a lot of violence in it. How how do you deal with that in a children's book?

I tried to deal with the violence as gently as possible, softening it through the gentle voice of the narrator, whose voice by the way - in spirit, if not identically in form - was inspired by Robert Croshon's. It's the first time I've ever written a whole book in somebody else's voice. But Robert's ability to see inspiration more than bitterness in this story kind of flows through the whole telling, and the hard realities serve more as a backdrop for the heroism and tenacity than as something to horrify young readers. It's still delicate, of course. I remember when my oldest granddaughter, Abby, first learned in elementary school that there had been something called slavery. She called me in tears: "Granddad, it's just not fair." So I thought about that as I was writing the book. It's a hard thing.

At the end of the book, the storyteller tells his audience not to forget the stories he just told: "It's like my great-grandmamma said. We carry a piece of that story inside us. We just got to keep it alive." Is that why you wrote Go South to Freedom? To keep the story alive? Or because everyone has a piece of a story inside them that ought to be told?

Yes. I wrote Go South to Freedom to help keep alive the story that a dear friend had honored me by sharing. I also wanted to honor the bravery and tenacity of people who wanted to escape the terrible scourge of slavery. (My own ancestors had been on the wrong side of that history.) But I also remembered the lessons from Roots, not, of course, in the sense of comparing myself to Alex Haley, but of remembering why Haley's story was so universal. It was not only the story of slavery, it was the story of family. All families have their histories, their stories, some well-preserved, some not, but I hoped to help inspire kids to talk to their parents and grandparents about things that happened in their lives and before. We do need to keep our stories alive.

Okra Picks


Book & Author Gossip

Literary News & Gossip passed along from the readers, the writers, the reviewers, the resellers, the riff raff, and dutifully repeated here by her ladyship (who falls into the last category).

The Hundred Story Home"I feel her faults are very human, and her work is too. It’s not a perfect, idealized world she presents, but glimmers of one as presented through the empathy and capacity for love of her characters."

Suzanne Vega's tribute to Carson McCullers

"I would like to spend more time with my family. I missed a lot by owning and running a small business, so it's time for me to do something else."

Nashville's BookManBookWoman store to close


Commonwealth“I would write the most boring book in the world”.

Ann Patchett swore she would never write an autobiographical novel.


That Bright Land"It is elegantly written with strong, interesting characters."

Terry Roberts wins Thomas Wolfe Memorial Literary Award for That Bright Land




Wayfaring Strangers"It's the music that America comes home to."

Singing with "Wayfaring Strangers"





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Southern Indie Bestsellers

For the week ending November 6. Books on the Southern Indie Bestseller List that are southern in nature or have been recently recommended by southern indie booksellers.

- The Pat Conroy Southern Book Prize | Okra Pick! - A SIBA Okra Pick 
See the full list here
Printable versions: Hardcover | Paperback | Children.


1. The Whistler
John Grisham, Doubleday, $28.95, 9780385541190
2. Commonwealth
Ann Patchett, Harper, $27.99, 9780062491794
3. Small Great Things
Jodi Picoult, Ballantine, $28.99, 9780345544957
4. The Underground Railroad
Colson Whitehead, Doubleday, $26.95, 9780385542364
5. A Gentleman in Moscow
Amor Towles, Viking, $27, 9780670026197


1. Hillbilly Elegy
J.D. Vance, Harper, $27.99, 9780062300546
2. Appetites
Anthony Bourdain, Laurie Woolever, Ecco, $37.50, 9780062409959
3. A Lowcountry Heart: Reflections on a Writing Life
Pat Conroy, Nan A. Talese, $25, 9780385530866
4. Cooking for Jeffrey
Ina Garten, Clarkson Potter, $35, 9780307464897
5. Upstream
Mary Oliver, Penguin Press, $26, 9781594206702

Also of note:

7. Two by Two
Nicholas Sparks, Grand Central, $27, 9781455520695
3. A Lowcountry Heart: Reflections on a Writing Life
Pat Conroy, Nan A. Talese, $25, 9780385530866
6. Brown Girl Dreaming
Jacqueline Woodson, Puffin, $10.99, 9780147515827

Special to the Southern List
The NightingaleNight in PortugalLowcountry HeartBait

Click on a book to purchase from a great indie bookstore! See the full Southern Indie Bestseller list and the books that are Special to the Southern List here.

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Events at Southern Indie Bookstores

See the full calendar | Find a Southern Indie Bookstore near you

James B. McClintock  (author appearance)
James B. McClintock | 11/17/2016, 06:00 pm | Page & Palette | Fairhope, AL

Rachel Cohn and David Levithan: THE TWELVE DAYS OF DASH & LILY  (author appearance)
Rachel Cohn | 11/17/2016, 06:30 pm | Avid Bookshop | Athens, GA

Coffee with the Poet Featuring Michael Revere  (author appearance)
Michael Revere | 11/17/2016, 10:30 am | City Lights Bookstore | Sylva, NC

Ann Campanella & Pam Brunell: a conversation about Alzheimer's  (author appearance)
Ann Campanella | 11/17/2016, 06:00 pm | Main Street Books | Davidson, NC

DONALD DAVIS presents CRIPPLE JOE  (author appearance)
Donald Davis | 11/17/2016, 07:00 pm | Malaprop's Bookstore/Cafe | Asheville, NC

Author Event: Christian Giudice - A Fire Within  (author appearance)
Christian Giudice | 11/17/2016 | Park Road Books | Charlotte, NC

Ed Yong - I Contain Multitudes   (author appearance)
Ed Yong | 11/17/2016, 07:00 pm | Quail Ridge Books & Music | Raleigh, NC

JUAN FELIPE HERRERA--U.S. Poet Laureate  (author appearance)
Juan Felipe Herrera | 11/17/2016, 04:30 pm | Regulator Bookshop | Durham, NC

Author event with Maria Semple author of Today Will Be Different  (author appearance)
Maria Semple | 11/17/2016, 06:30 pm | Parnassus Books | Nashville, TN

Duck Dynasty's Willie Robertson  (author appearance)
Willie Robertson | 11/18/2016, 05:00 pm | Page & Palette | Fairhope, AL

Claire Legrand, Heidi Schulz, Kat Yeh and Mackenzi Lee, A Hero for Every Girl  (author appearance)
Claire Legrand | 11/18/2016, 06:30 pm | FoxTale Book Shoppe | Woodstock, GA

Dan Bright and Justin Nobel - THE STORY OF DAN BRIGHT: Crime, Corruption, and Injustice in the Crescent City (launch)  (author appearance)
Dan Bright | 11/18/2016, 05:30 pm | Octavia Books | New Orleans, LA

Harry Potter Trivia  (other event)
11/18/2016, 07:00 pm | Malaprop's Bookstore/Cafe | Asheville, NC

Tim Barnwell - Two Great NC Vistas Books  (author appearance)
Tim Barnwell | 11/18/2016, 07:00 pm | Quail Ridge Books & Music | Raleigh, NC

Community Conversation with Roy Scranton - War Porn  (author appearance)
Roy Scranton | 11/18/2016, 07:00 pm | Regulator Bookshop | Durham, NC

Paula Lenor Webb  (author appearance)
Paula Lenor Webb | 11/19/2016, 01:00 pm | Page & Palette | Fairhope, AL

Larry Weill  (author appearance)
Larry Weill | 11/19/2016, 05:00 pm | A Novel Experience | Zebulon, GA

Peggy Scott Laborde - FAIR GROUNDS THROUGH THE LENS: Photographs and Memories of Horse Racing in New Orleans  (author appearance)
Peggy Scott Laborde | 11/19/2016, 01:00 pm | Octavia Books | New Orleans, LA

Authors Out of Carolina Panel  (author appearance)
Kim Wright | 11/19/2016, 11:00 am | McIntyre's Fine Books | Pittsboro, NC

Author Event: Tracy Curtis - Holidazed  (author appearance)
Tracy Curtis | 11/19/2016, 11:00 am | Park Road Books | Charlotte, NC

Author Event: Lisa Leake - 100 Days of Real Food: Fast and Fabulous  (author appearance)
Lisa Leake | 11/19/2016, 02:00 pm | Park Road Books | Charlotte, NC

Daniel Ariely - Payoff: The Hidden Logic That Shapes Our Motivations  (author appearance)
Daniel Ariely | 11/19/2016, 04:00 pm | Regulator Bookshop | Durham, NC

Tamara Saviano - Without Getting Killed or Caught: The Life and Music of Guy Clark  (author appearance)
Tamara Saviano | 11/19/2016, 07:00 pm | Regulator Bookshop | Durham, NC

Kershaw native Lauren Faulkenberry signs her Southern romance series  (author appearance)
Lauren Faulkenberry | 11/19/2016, 02:00 pm | Books on Broad | Camden, SC

Clemson, SC, Author Emily B. Martin to Sign Debut Novel  (author appearance)
Emily B. Martin | 11/19/2016, 02:00 pm | Fiction Addiction | Greenville, SC

Reading & Signing with Michele Moore - Cigar Factory  (author appearance)
Michele Moore | 11/19/2016, 05:30 pm | Hub City Bookshop | Spartanburg, SC

Author event with John Lewis author of March  (author appearance)
John Lewis | 11/19/2016, 10:00 am | Parnassus Books | Nashville, TN

Author event with Andy Cohen author of Superficial: More Adventures From the Andy Cohen Diaries  (author appearance)
Andy Cohen | 11/19/2016, 02:00 pm | Parnassus Books | Nashville, TN

Maggie King Release Party at Bon Air Library!!!   (author appearance)
Maggie King | 11/19/2016, 02:00 pm | Fountain Bookstore | Richmond, VA

Anne Marie Pace  (author appearance)
Anne Marie Pace | 11/19/2016, 02:00 pm | Hooray For Books | Alexandria, VA

Liz Williams  (author appearance)
Liz Williams | 11/20/2016, 01:00 pm | Page & Palette | Fairhope, AL

Troy Gilbert  (author appearance)
Troy Gilbert | 11/20/2016, 01:00 pm | Page & Palette | Fairhope, AL

Katherine Clark  (author appearance)
Katherine Clark | 11/20/2016, 02:00 pm | Page & Palette | Fairhope, AL

Jim Proser - Mr. Copacabana  (author appearance)
Jim Proser | 11/20/2016, 02:00 pm | Bookstore 1 Sarasota | Sarasota, FL

Anne Byrn - American Cake: From Colonial Gingerbread to Classic Layer, the Stories and Recipes Behind More Than 125 of Our Best-Loved Cakes  (author appearance)
Anne Byrn | 11/20/2016, 02:00 pm | Octavia Books | New Orleans, LA

Author Event: Cynthia Skorlinski - Sekhmet: The Curse of the Cat Queen  (author appearance)
Cynthia Skorlinski | 11/20/2016, 02:00 pm | Park Road Books | Charlotte, NC

James Applewhite & More - Poetry Readings  (author appearance)
James Applewhite | 11/20/2016, 02:00 pm | Quail Ridge Books & Music | Raleigh, NC

In Conversation With Michael Livingston, Gates of Hell with historian Kelly DeVries   (author appearance)
Michael Livingston | 11/20/2016, 04:00 pm | M. Judson, booksellers and storytellers | Simpsonville, SC

Author event with McKel Hill author of Nutrition Stripped  (author appearance)
McKel Hill | 11/20/2016, 02:00 pm | Parnassus Books | Nashville, TN

Ross King - Mad Enchantment: Claude Monet and the Painting of the Water Lilies  (author appearance)
Ross King | 11/21/2016, 07:00 pm | Quail Ridge Books & Music | Raleigh, NC

John DeSantis - THE THIBODAUX MASSACRE: Racial Violence and the 1887 Sugar Cane Labor Strike  (author appearance)
John DeSantis | 11/22/2016, 06:00 pm | Octavia Books | New Orleans, LA

Author Event: Luther Hodges - Bank Notes  (author appearance)
Luther Hodges | 11/22/2016, 06:00 pm | Park Road Books | Charlotte, NC

Book Launch with Ann Ipock!  (author appearance)
Ann Ipock | 11/22/2016, 07:00 pm | Pomegranate Books | Wilmington, NC

Reading & Signing with Furman Daniel- 21st Century Patton   (author appearance)
Furman Daniel | 11/22/2016, 07:00 pm | M. Judson, booksellers and storytellers | Simpsonville, SC

Authors Round the South


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