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{On creepy children, hot air balloons and all-you-can-eat corn dog stands.}

In which Ms. Julia Elliot is unsettled by her audience, Mr. John Grisham admits that he has read Sophie's Choice at least five times, and Mr. George Singleton highly recommends Opthalmological Anatomy with Some Illustrative Cases, by J. Herbert Fisher, published in 1904, because of the plot.

November 1, 2015

In This Issue

Lady Banks' Commonplace Book | Book and Author Gossip | STARS Author Feature | Trailer Park | Okra Picks | Special to the Southern List | Southern Indie Bestsellers | Event Calendar


Dearest Readers,

It's that time of year again. 

No, not time to put up your Christmas decorations. (Shame on you if you already have them up!).  It is that time when the days are shorter (thank you, Daylight Savings Time) and the year is winding down. When we start to reflect on the things we meant to do, the changes we planned for our lives, the most memorable moments of the past year.

Yes, it is time for the "Best of 2015" lists. 

Publisher's Weekly has already posted what it considers the best books of the past year, and there are some familiar Southern titles on the list. Most of these books have been mentioned in this newsletter at one point or another -- usually recommended by one of the southern indie booksellers who contribute reviews:

Hold Still Delicious Foods Freedom's Child The Gates of Evangeline Drowned City Saint Anything 

But of course her ladyship, the editor, has her own ideas of the "best of..." and she is sure her readers do as well. So what are your "best books of 2015"?

 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.

Honey from the LionKennison Mountain, billowing white with chestnut blossoms. Petals clung to the coats of soldiers. It you touched a branch, the blossoms fell like snow. In forty years, a blight would wither the chestnut trees and end white summer forever. By then, Eugene Helena would be a minority whip, an arm-twisting U.S. Senator, and nearly vice president but for a sliver of votes. 

But now, in July of 1861, he was a young infantryman with little more than a bellyful of green apples, a pain in his heel, and a question as to the whereabouts of the just and righteous God he'd learned of in Sunday school Why create the world only to excuse yourself from it?

He kept this thought to himself. The confetti of blossoms was no comfort.

--Matthew Neal Null, Honey from the Lion (Lookout Press, 2015) 9781940596082

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Book & Author Gossip

Julia Elliott's haunted reading

The WildsI took my post, opened my copy of The Wilds, and gazed out at the audience, trying to establish meaningful eye contact. That’s when I noticed that six preteen boys had somehow materialized on the third row. As I remember it, they all wore navy blazers, were the exact same petite size, and had identical shades of pale blond hair. They stared at me, expressionless, stiff in their chairs, hands in laps.  9781935639923

" . . . if we could only admit to each other, black and white, that we've closed our minds off to reconciliation - and if we could admit that, we could come to a point where we could all be redeemed from that cauldron of hatred and bigotry and prejudice."

Barry Moser on Two Brothers

We Were Brothers"I think that it has to do with reconciliation. If two brothers as broadly different as my brother and I were - if at - toward the end of one of our lives, if we could reconcile each other, then our relationship has been redeemed. And I think that if you take that into a broader stroke, a broader brush - you might say that if we could only admit to each other, black and white, that we've closed our minds off to reconciliation - and if we could admit that, we could come to a point where we could all be redeemed from that cauldron of hatred and bigotry and prejudice."  9781616204136

John Grisham on the books in his life:

The Little Drummer GirlThe books I’ve read over and over again There are three, actually. I mentioned The Grapes of Wrath. I reread John le Carré’s The Little Drummer Girl every five years or so, just to remind myself what brilliant suspense sounds like. And I’ve read William Styron’s Sophie’s Choice at least five times in the past 25 years.  9780143119746

 


Ellen Malphrus

Untying the MoonEllen Malphrus is an amazing person. I first met her in 1987 when she came by my store to ask if I knew of any property for sale. At that time there wasn't, but a year or two later a house came on the market and Ellen snapped it up. That was the beginning of our friendship.  9781611176100

A gathering of poets at Scuppernong Books

Stephenson’s face is a landscape unto itself. When he takes a moment to choose his words — which he does often — his wrinkles drift into the sides of his face. He moves and speaks slowly. A self-proclaimed farmboy who studied law at UNC- Chapel Hill, Stephenson came into the position in the midst of controversy. Stephenson was chosen only after the first 2014 Poet Laureate Valerie Macon resigned. Gov. Pat McCrory had originally selected Macon without consultation from the Arts Council. She was a state employee with a thin publishing résumé who was quickly swimming in accusations of being a McCrory-insider and stepped down. Stephenson was a more deliberate pick. His poems are a lifetime of reflections on growing up in a rural farming family in Benson. Baseball gloves, God and fields are just some of the themes from the poem that he read before allowing the fellows to take their turn

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Author 2 Author: Jon Mayes talks to George Singleton


Excerpted with permission from Advance Reading Copy.

So first off I have to ask George to forgive me for telling this story AGAIN, but it's too good not to share. 

So a Publisher's Rep walks into a bar,............... no really.

Now you have to remember that George Singleton does have a certain reputation for knowing, first hand, the best hang-over cures in the world. He has spoken publicly on the subject, on more than one occasion. 
I was to meet George for lunch at a bar just down the street from the fabulous Hub City Bookshop, in Spartanburg, SC.  We were to talk about his new book and his author tour plans. I walk in and there he is, sitting at the bar chatting with the pretty bar tender. He greets me very warmly and we seat ourselves at a table on the other side of the room. The waitress comes over and right away tells us how happy she is that we were there because there were so many strait-laced guys in the room that she was having to wait on, inferring, I presumed, that we were not of that sort.

You see, I learned pretty quickly that George Singleton has a way about himself that will put people at ease very quickly. This woman was certainly at ease with us. Very quickly.

Before long, after we both were enjoying glasses of beer from a fine local Spartanburg brewery, she came back and started telling us stories about her boyfriend and their latest bar experiences. She went on to explain how she slapped his friend as hard as she could because his friend had asked her to. And then went and on and on about that particular evening.  Near the end she started showing us the videos from her iPhone. Apparently the whole incident had been posted on YouTube. Finally, after we were finished with our meal, she came back again and very covertly, clearly looking around for her boss, asked George to do Jägermeister shots with her. Ever the gentleman he, of course, acquiesced (I did not BTW). I started wondering if this was an exceptional or completely normal dining experience for George. I wouldn't be surprised if it was the later. It wasn't for me, waitresses tend to leave me alone for some reason, but I loved it none the less

George Singleton has been described as a "Classic Southern humorist of the first caliber", he is not only that, I have found him to also be a gentleman and a gracious human being.

9780142180358

Calloustown

Calloustown, from Dzanc Books, is his the seventh collection of his writings. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution says he is the “unchallenged king of the comic Southern short story,” and continues to say "George Singleton is at the absolute top of his game as he traces the unlikely inhabitants of the titular Calloustown in all their humanity. Whether exploring family, religion, politics or the true meaning of home, his stories range from deeply affecting to wildly absurd and back again, all in the blink of an eye."

Other incredible books by George Singleton include:

Between Wrecks Novel Drowning in Gruel Stray Decorum

Here are George's completely serious, solemn and thoughtful answers to my interview questions. 

Tell me about where you live and why you love it so much.

I live in Spartanburg, South Carolina.  I love the place, because four days out of the week, downtown, there are free hot air balloon rides, plus all-you-can-eat corn-dogs.  Everyone is brutally liberal-minded here.  It’s paradise.  Sometimes I wish there was the sound of automatic weapons being tested right down the road from where I live, so that I could feel a sense of danger, and thus conflict, and then have stories handed over to my brain. Sometimes I wish that a slew of fools would argue inexorably about how they needed that confederate flag flying so that they could feel a sense of “heritage.”

            Wait.  I might have gotten confused by this question.

Where were you living when you were 7 years old? Are they fond memories?

I lived two months of my seventh year in Anaheim, California, and then the next ten months in Greenwood, South Carolina.  Oh, yes--very fond memories.  My father had fallen forty-five feet into the empty hold of a ship a couple years earlier, broken fifty-seven bones in total, became a morphine addict, then Darvon addict, then alcoholic over the years to deal with his righteous pains (those broken bones included both hips, his back, neck, arms in a couple places, both femurs, and so on).  Anyway, he was disabled.  (Aside: Over the years he had a number of operations and could walk without a cane the last years of his life.)

Anyway, my mother and father decided to move from California to South Carolina so that my father could work “under the table” for his father.  On the drive east--here’s where the very fond memory comes in--we stopped in Dallas to see his biological mother.  She played honky-tonk piano at a bar owned by Jack Ruby. Grandma Nelta--whom I’d not met--said, “Little George, the Easter Bunny left you something here.” Understand that Easter took place in April or thereabouts.  This was mid-July, in an un-air conditioned apartment in Dallas, Texas. 

She handed over a chocolate bunny.  It had turned white.  Its head was missing, and appeared to be gnawed off.  I was traumatized, slightly.  My father hit me in the back of the hamstrings with one of his crutches and said, “What do you say, son?”

I said, “Thank you.”

Thanks for allowing me to relive those fond memories, Jon.

Did you have a favorite teacher and are you still in touch with him or her?

No. Well, yes, I’ve had some favorite teachers over the years, but they’ve asked that I not stay in touch with them.

Is there a book that changed the way you look at life?

Indubitably.  It’s Opthalmological Anatomy with Some Illustrative Cases, by J. Herbert Fisher, published in 1904. Man.  Talk about plot.

Seriously, The Complete Stories of Flannery O’Connor changed the way I felt about writing.  When I first started out, I thought, “No one wants to read about small southern towns.”  

9780374515362

Do you have a favorite children’s book and what about it makes it so?

I wasn’t a big reader as a child. I read sports books.  My father went and bought me, from this cool used book store in Hodges, SC--which moved to Coronaca SC, and now exists in Tryon NC--called Noah’s Ark Book Attic, a bunch of Bobby Blake books.  Bobby Blake was a precursor to Hardy Boys.  My father had read them when he was a child, in Dallas.  They were godawful, in my opinion.  By the way, Noah’s Ark Book Attic is run by a man named Donald Hawthorne, and his wife Marilyn was the only good teacher I had growing up.  She taught me to love Ethan Frome, by god.  I’m serious.

Read the full interview here

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Dispatches from Pluto

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Meet Tracy Barrett

Tracy Barrett
Tracy Barrett is the author of numerous books and magazine articles for young readers. She holds a Bachelor's Degree with honors in Classics-Archaeology from Brown University and an M.A. and Ph.D. in Medieval Italian Literature from the University of California, Berkeley. Her scholarly interests in the ancient and medieval worlds overlap in her fiction and nonfiction works. A grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities to study medieval women writers led to the writing of her award-winning young-adult novel, Anna of Byzantium. Her most recent books include the popular Sherlock Files series, and two young-adult historical novels set in ancient Greece, King of Ithaka (Macmillan) and Dark of the Moon (Harcourt). From 1999 to 2009 Tracy Barrett was the Regional Advisor for the Midsouth (Tennessee and Kentucky) with the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators. She is currently SCBWI's Regional Advisor Coordinator. Tracy has taught courses on writing for children and on children's literature at various institutions and frequently makes presentations to groups of students, librarians, teachers, and others. She recently resigned her teaching position at Vanderbilt University in order to concentrate on writing and speaking about writing.

Anna of Byzantium  9780692306130

Anna of ByzantiumFor fans of Joan of Arc and Alexander the Great, comes "a gripping saga of alliances, intrigues, deceits, and treacheries" about Anna Comnena of the Byzantine Empire. 

Anna Comnena has every reason to feel entitled. She's a princess, her father's firstborn and his chosen successor. Someday she expects to sit on the throne and rule the vast Byzantine Empire. So the birth of a baby brother doesn't perturb her. Nor do the "barbarians" from foreign lands, who think only a son should ascend to power. Anna is as dismissive of them as are her father and his most trusted adviser--his mother, a manipulative woman with whom Anna studies the art of diplomacy. Anna relishes her lessons, proving adept at checkmating opponents in swift moves of mental chess. But as she matures into a young woman, her arrogance and intelligence threaten her grandmother. Anna will be no one's puppet. Almost overnight, Anna sees her dreams of power wrenched from her and bestowed on her little brother. Bitter at the betrayal, Anna waits to avenge herself, and to seize what is rightfully hers. Southern Traveling Authors Registration Service

Praise for Anna of Byzantium:
A "Bulletin" Blue Ribbon Book
An ALA Quick Pick
An ALA Best Book for Young Adults
A "Booklist" Editor's Choice
A "Booklist" Top Ten Historical Fiction Pick

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Okra Picks

From the Okra Picks:

Dispatches from PlutoAdventure writer Richard Grant takes on "the most American place on Earth"--the enigmatic, beautiful, often derided Mississippi Delta

Richard Grant and his girlfriend were living in a shoebox apartment in New York City when they decided on a whim to buy an old plantation house in the Mississippi Delta. "Dispatches from Pluto" is their journey of discovery into this strange and wonderful American place. Imagine "A Year In Provence" with alligators and assassins, or "Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil" with hunting scenes and swamp-to-table dining. 

On a remote, isolated strip of land, three miles beyond the tiny community of Pluto, Richard and his girlfriend, Mariah, embark on a new life. They learn to hunt, grow their own food, and fend off alligators, snakes, and varmints galore. They befriend an array of unforgettable local characters--blues legend T-Model Ford, cookbook maven Martha Foose, catfish farmers, eccentric millionaires, and the actor Morgan Freeman. Grant brings an adept, empathetic eye to the fascinating people he meets, capturing the rich, extraordinary culture of the Delta, while tracking its utterly bizarre and criminal extremes. Reporting from all angles as only an outsider can, Grant also delves deeply into the Delta's lingering racial tensions. He finds that de facto segregation continues. Yet even as he observes major structural problems, he encounters many close, loving, and interdependent relationships between black and white families--and good reasons for hope. 

"Dispatches from Pluto" is a book as unique as the Delta itself. It's lively, entertaining, and funny, containing a travel writer's flair for in-depth reporting alongside insightful reflections on poverty, community, and race. It's also a love story, as the nomadic Grant learns to settle down. He falls not just for his girlfriend but for the beguiling place they now call home. Mississippi, Grant concludes, is the best-kept secret in America..

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Books for Reading Groups from My Sister's Books, Pawley's Island, South Carolina

The Tusk That Did the DamageThe Secret Keeper
By: Kate Morton

Laurel witnessed a horrific event when she was sixteen. Fifty years later, she returns to her Mother’s side and decides to finally question what had happened. She gets to know a whole other side of her Mom, as she recounts the story of her life, WWII and the two people who changed her life forever.

From the very beginning, this book reaches out and grabs readers’ attention. Chocked full of details, readers will be transported back in time. The author writes using several metaphors to make the story play out in front of the readers’ eyes. Told through several points of views and through several different time periods, may be confusing for some. However, this book will make for a great discussion between friends and Reading Groups.  9781439152812

The Tusk That Did the DamageSmall Blessings
By: Martha Woodroof

Rose Callahan has always been a wanderer, never staying long enough to get too emotionally attached to people.  However, when she starts her new job at the college bookstore, the welcoming, quirky individuals pull at her heart. Tom Putnam leads a monotonous life and with the help of his mother-in-law, they try to cope with his wife’s debilitating depression. When a shocking letter arrives, declaring Tom a father of a ten year old son, his world Is about to change forever. How will the people of this small college town cope, as their lives turn upside down?

Martha Woodroof challenges readers to think about the qualities that truly make up a family, whether it is love, duty, responsibility or blood. Broken into two distinct parts, the first section is a fast paced action ride, while the second is more descriptive and verbose. There is a strong cast of secondary characters that play a vital part to the story. With a little help from Shakespeare and Harry Potter, readers will dive into the magic of life and the beauty of love. This debut novel will leave readers hoping for more.  9781250040534

The Tusk That Did the DamageMrs. Lincoln’s Dressmaker
By: Jennifer Chiaverini

Mary Todd Lincoln was a wife and mother, before she became the First Lady of the United States. With her new title, came new privileges, one of them being a personal seamstress. Enter Lizzie Keckley, a freed slave, making a living sewing gowns for the wives of high ranking political figures. Lizzie and Mrs. Lincoln form a bond as life delivers them devastating news and as their country is ripped apart at the seams.

Readers will be transported back in time to the heart of Washington, DC, during all the angst and turmoil as the States began to war with themselves. The point of view is told from an outsider’s perspective as they peer through the window and watch the main character’s development, cluing readers into her emotions. Each section is dated from a significant part of American history, which will not only give readers a bit of warning, but also to give them further information that the main characters themselves have not yet experienced. Fans of this era and fictionalized memoirs, will appreciate Chiaverini’s book.  9780142180358

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Southern Indie Bestsellers

For the week ending October 25. 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. Rogue Lawyer
John Grisham, Doubleday, $28.95, 9780385539432
2. Career of Evil
J.K. Rowling writing as Robert Galbraith, Mulholland, $28, 9780316349932
3. See Me
Nicholas Sparks, Grand Central, $27, 9781455520619
4. All the Light We Cannot See
Anthony Doerr, Scribner, $27, 9781476746586
5. Felicity
Mary Oliver, Penguin Press, $24.95, 9781594206764
6. The Nightingale
Kristin Hannah, St. Martin's, $27.99, 9780312577223
7. City on Fire
Garth Risk Hallberg, Knopf, $30, 9780385353779
8. The Secret Chord
Geraldine Brooks, Viking, $27.95, 9780670025770
9. The Lake House
Kate Morton, Atria, $28, 9781451649321
okra10. Go Set a Watchman
Harper Lee, Harper, $27.99, 9780062409850

11. After You
Jojo Moyes, Pamela Dorman Books, $26.95, 9780525426592
12. Welcome to Night Vale
Joseph Fink, Jeffrey Cranor, Harper Perennial, $19.99, 9780062351425
13. Come Rain or Come Shine
Jan Karon, Putnam, $27.95, 9780399167454
14. A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms
George R.R. Martin, Bantam, $30, 9780345533487
15. All the Stars in the Heavens
Adriana Trigiani, Harper, $26.99, 9780062319197

HARDCOVER NONFICTION

1. My Southern Journey: True Stories from the Heart of the South
Rick Bragg, Oxmoor House, $27.95, 9780848746391
2. M Train
Patti Smith, Knopf, $25, 9781101875100
3. Killing Reagan
Bill O'Reilly, Martin Dugard, Holt, $30, 9781627792417
4. The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up
Marie Kondo, Ten Speed Press, $16.99, 9781607747307
5. The Wright Brothers
David McCullough, S&S, $30, 9781476728742
6. Big Magic
Elizabeth Gilbert, Riverhead, $24.95, 9781594634710
7. Between the World and Me
Ta-Nehisi Coates, Spiegel & Grau, $24, 9780812993547
8. Being Mortal
Atul Gawande, Metropolitan, $26, 9780805095159
9. Furiously Happy
Jenny Lawson, Flatiron, $26.99, 9781250077004
10. A More Perfect Union
Ben Carson, Candy Carson, Sentinel, $26.95, 9781591848042
11. Unfaithful Music & Disappearing Ink
Elvis Costello, Blue Rider, $30, 9780399167256
12. The Pioneer Woman Cooks: Dinnertime
Ree Drummond, Morrow, $29.99, 9780062225245
13. Dead Wake
Erik Larson, Crown, $28, 9780307408860
14. Binge
Tyler Oakley, Gallery, $24, 9781501117695
15. The Last of the President's Men
Bob Woodward, S&S, $28, 9781501116445

TRADE PAPERBACK FICTION

1. The Martian
Andy Weir, Broadway, $15, 9781101903582
2. My Brilliant Friend
Elena Ferrante, Europa Editions, $17, 9781609450786
3. The Alchemist (25th Anniversary Edition)
Paulo Coelho, HarperOne, $16.99, 9780062315007
4. Lila
Marilynne Robinson, Picador USA, $16, 9781250074843
5. Station Eleven
Emily St. John Mandel, Vintage, $15.95, 9780804172448
6. A Man Called Ove
Fredrik Backman, Washington Square Press, $16, 9781476738024
7. Euphoria
Lily King, Grove Press, $16, 9780802123701
8. Dog Songs
Mary Oliver, Penguin, $16, 9780143125839
9. The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry
Gabrielle Zevin, Algonquin, $14.95, 9781616204518
10. A Brief History of Seven Killings
Marlon James, Riverhead, $17, 9781594633942
11. The Best American Short Stories 2015
T.C. Boyle, Heidi Pitlor (Eds.), Mariner, $14.95, 9780547939414
12. Fahrenheit 451
Ray Bradbury, S&S, $15.99, 9781451673319
13. A Paris Apartment
Michelle Gable, St. Martin's Griffin, $15.99, 9781250067777
14. Gray Mountain
John Grisham, Bantam, $16, 9781101964873
15. Memory Man
David Baldacci, Grand Central, $15.99, 9781455559817

TRADE PAPERBACK NONFICTION

1. Do Unto Animals
Tracey Stewart, Lisel Ashlock (Illus.), Artisan, $19.95, 9781579656232
2. The Mindfulness Coloring Book
Emma Farrarons, Experiment, $9.95, 9781615192823
3. I Am Malala
Malala Yousafzai, Back Bay, $16, 9780316322423
4. Just Mercy
Bryan Stevenson, Spiegel & Grau, $16, 9780812984965
5. The Boys in the Boat
Daniel James Brown, Penguin, $17, 9780143125471
6. Yes Please
Amy Poehler, Dey Street, $16.99, 9780062268358
7. The Best American Essays 2015
Ariel Levy, Robert Atwan (Eds.), Mariner, $14.95, 9780544569621
8. Smoke Gets in Your Eyes
Caitlin Doughty, Norton, $15.95, 9780393351903
9. Vive Le Color! Energy
Marabout, et al., Abrams, $14.95, 9781419720529
10. The New Jim Crow
Michelle Alexander, The New Press, $19.95, 9781595586438
11. Guinness World Records 2016 Gamer's Edition
Guinness World Records, $14.99, 9781910561096
12. David and Goliath
Malcolm Gladwell, Back Bay, $18, 9780316204378
13. The Mindfulness Coloring Book: Volume Two
Emma Farrarons, Experiment, $9.95, 9781615193028
14. A Walk in the Woods
Bill Bryson, Broadway, $15.99, 9781101905494
15. Rocket Boys: A Memoir
Homer H. Hickam, Delta, $17, 9780385333214

MASS MARKET

1. The Martian
Andy Weir, Broadway, $9.99, 9781101905005
2. Gray Mountain
John Grisham, Dell, $9.99, 9780345543257
3. Lord of the Flies
William Golding, Perigee, $9.99, 9780399501487
4. To Kill a Mockingbird
Harper Lee, Grand Central, $8.99, 9780446310789
5. The 36-Hour Day
Nancy L. Mace, Peter V. Rabins, Grand Central, $10, 9781455521159
6. October Sky
Homer H. Hickam, Dell, $7.99, 9780440235507
7. Atlas Shrugged
Ayn Rand, Signet, $9.99, 9780451191144
8. Of Mice and Men
John Steinbeck, Penguin, $11, 9780140177398
9. Hyperion
Dan Simmons, Spectra, $7.99, 9780553283686
10. Macbeth
William Shakespeare, Washington Square Press, $5.99, 9780743477109

CHILDREN'S ILLUSTRATED

1. The Day the Crayons Came Home
Drew Daywalt, Oliver Jeffers (Illus.), Philomel, $18.99, 9780399172755
2. Pete the Cat: Five Little Pumpkins
James Dean, Harper, $9.99, 9780062304186
3. Goodnight Moon
Margaret Wise Brown, Clement Hurd (Illus.), Harper, $8.99, 9780694003617
4. Spooky Pookie
Sandra Boynton, Robin Corey Books, $5.99, 9780553512335
5. Room on the Broom
Julia Donaldson, Axel Scheffler (Illus.), Puffin, $6.99, 9780142501122
6. Pete the Cat and the Bedtime Blues
James Dean, Kimberly Dean (Illus.), Harper, $17.99, 9780062304308
7. The Paper Bag Princess
Robert Munsch, Michael Martchenko (Illus.), Annick, $6.95, 9780920236161
8. The Day the Crayons Quit
Drew Daywalt, Oliver Jeffers (Illus.), Philomel, $17.99, 9780399255373
9. What Pet Should I Get?
Dr. Seuss, Random House, $17.99, 9780553524260
10. The Very Hungry Caterpillar
Eric Carle, Putnam, $10.99, 9780399226908

CHILDREN'S INTEREST

1. Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard: The Sword of Summer
Rick Riordan, Hyperion, $19.99, 9781423160915
2. Crenshaw
Katherine Applegate, Feiwel & Friends, $16.99, 9781250043238
okra3. Serafina and the Black Cloak
Robert Beatty, Disney/Hyperion, $16.99, 9781484709016

4. Carry On
Rainbow Rowell, St. Martin's Griffin, $19.99, 9781250049551
5. Everything, Everything
Nicola Yoon, Delacorte, $18.99, 9780553496642
6. The Marvels
Brian Selznick, Scholastic, $32.99, 9780545448680
7. The Giver
Lois Lowry, Harcourt, $9.99, 9780544340688
8. It's Your World: Get Informed, Get Inspired & Get Going!
Chelsea Clinton, Philomel, $18.99, 9780399176128
9. Auggie & Me
R.J. Palacio, Knopf, $16.99, 9781101934852
10. The Outsiders
S.E. Hinton, Puffin, $9.99, 9780140385724

CHILDREN'S FICTION SERIES TITLES

1. Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone: The Illustrated Edition
J.K. Rowling, Jim Kay (Illus.), Arthur A. Levine Books, $39.99, 9780545790352
2. Tales from a Not-So-Perfect Pet Sitter (Dork Diaries, #10)
Rachel Renee Russell, Aladdin, $13.99, 9781481457040
3. Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children
Ransom Riggs, Quirk, $10.99, 9781594746031
4. Library of Souls: The Third Novel of Miss Peregrine's Peculiar Children
Ransom Riggs, Quirk, $18.99, 9781594747588
5. Twilight Tenth Anniversary/Life and Death Dual Edition
Stephenie Meyer, Little Brown, $21.99, 9780316268394
6. Hollow City: The Second Novel of Miss Peregrine's Peculiar Children
Ransom Riggs, Quirk, $10.99, 9781594747359
7. The Princess in Black
Shannon Hale, Dean Hale, Candlewick, $6.99, 9780763678883
8. The Scorch Trials (The Maze Runner, Book 2)
James Dashner, Delacorte, $10.99, 9780553538410
9. Captain Underpants and the Sensational Saga of Sir Stinks-A-Lot
Dav Pilkey, Scholastic, $9.99, 9780545504928
10. Winter Turning (Wings of Fire, #7)
Tui T. Sutherland, Scholastic, $16.99, 9780545685375

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Events

Events at Southern Indie Bookstores

authors all around the south!

Book Lovers club at Flyeaf disscuses Everything I Never Told You by Celeste Ng  (book club)
06/22/2016, 07:00 pm | Flyleaf Books | Chapel Hill, NC

Andrew Malan Milward with I WAS A REVOLUTIONARY  (author appearance)
Andrew Malan Milward | 08/27/2016, 05:00 pm | Square Books | Oxford, MS

An Evening with Rick Hall  (author appearance)
Rick Hall | 11/04/2015, 05:00 pm | Page & Palette | Fairhope, AL

John Besh – Besh Big Easy: 101 Home Cooked New Orleans Recipes  (author appearance)
John Besh | 11/04/2015, 06:00 pm | Garden District Book Shop | New Orleans, LA

Gerry Wilson with CROSSCURRENTS AND OTHER STORIES  (author appearance)
Gerry Wilson | 11/04/2015, 05:00 pm | Square Books | Oxford, MS

UNC Humanities in Action: Creating a United Europe: A Visionary Strategy or an Idea from Hell?  (other event)
11/04/2015, 04:30 pm | Flyleaf Books | Chapel Hill, NC

Charlie Lovett--The Further Adventures of Ebenezer Scrooge  (author appearance)
Charlie Lovett | 11/04/2015, 07:00 pm | Regulator Bookshop | Durham, NC

Laura Hart McKinney, Men Against Women  (author appearance)
Laura Hart McKinney | 11/04/2015, 07:00 pm | Scuppernong Books | Greensboro, NC

Author event with John Baeder, featured artist in John Baeder's Road Well Taken  (author appearance)
Jay Williams | 11/04/2015, 06:00 pm | Parnassus Books | Nashville, TN

Rick Hall  (author appearance)
Rick Hall | 11/05/2015, 05:30 pm | Page & Palette | Fairhope, AL

Avid & The Georgia Review present Jeffrey Harrison - a Georgia Poetry Circuit Event  (author appearance)
Jeffrey Harrison | 11/05/2015, 07:00 pm | Avid Bookshop | Athens, GA

Elizabeth George-A Banquet of Consequences  (author appearance)
Elizabeth George | 11/05/2015, 07:00 pm | Eagle Eye Book Shop | Atlanta, GA

Cheryl Gerber: New Orleans: Life and Death in the Big Easy  (author appearance)
Cheryl Gerber | 11/05/2015, 06:00 pm | Garden District Book Shop | New Orleans, LA

Wright Thompson with THE BEST AMERICAN SPORTSWRITING  (author appearance)
Wright Thompson | 11/05/2015, 06:00 pm | Square Books | Oxford, MS

okraRichard Grant with DISPATCHES FROM PLUTO  (author appearance)
Richard Grant | 11/05/2015, 06:00 pm | Square Books | Oxford, MS

Jehanne Gheith and Laura Hanson discuss Being Mortal by Atul Gawande  (other event)
11/05/2015, 07:00 pm | Regulator Bookshop | Durham, NC

Live Music featuring Schatzi + The String Boffin  (other event)
11/05/2015, 06:00 pm | Joe's Place | Greenville, SC

Author event with Ariel Lawhon author of Flight of Dreams and Greer Macallister author of The Magician's Lie  (author appearance)
Ariel Lawhon | 11/05/2015, 06:30 pm | Parnassus Books | Nashville, TN

Meet the Author: Bland Simpson  (author appearance)
Bland and Ann Simpson | 11/06/2015, 05:00 pm | Page After Page Bookstore | Elizabeth City

First Friday Author Round Up - Gloria Corona, Kasey Lovlie & Eric Nager  (author appearance)
Gloria Corona | 11/06/2015, 06:00 pm | Page & Palette | Fairhope, AL

Jeff Lindsay Booksigning  (author appearance)
JEFF LINDSAY | 11/06/2015, 07:00 pm | Murder on the Beach Mystery Bookstore | Delray Beach, FL

Craig Johnson presenting Wait for Signs  (author appearance)
Craig Johnson | 11/06/2015, 06:00 pm | Vero Beach Book Center | Vero Beach, FL

Wright Thompson, Seth Wickersham, Don van Natta, Scott Eden, Chris Jones and Chris Ballard with BEST AMERICAN SPORTS WRITING 2015  (author appearance)
Wright Thompson | 11/06/2015, 05:00 pm | Square Books | Oxford, MS

Carolina Writers at Home: Kathryn Byer and Thomas Rain Crowe  (author appearance)
Kathryn Byer | 11/06/2015, 06:30 pm | City Lights Bookstore | Sylva, NC

Flyleaf YA Book Club discusses Carry On by Rainbow Rowell  (book club)
11/06/2015, 06:00 pm | Flyleaf Books | Chapel Hill, NC

Year of Melville Theater: Moby Dick, A Rehearsal by Orson Welles  (other event)
11/06/2015, 07:00 pm | Scuppernong Books | Greensboro, NC

okraDiane Chamberlain talk and signing  (author appearance)
Diane Chamberlain | 11/06/2015 | Fiction Addiction | Greenville, SC

Meet the Author featuring Jeffrey Stayton  (author appearance)
Jeffrey Stayton | 11/06/2015, 07:00 pm | Joe's Place | Greenville, SC

First Fridays at Joe’s Place  (other event)
11/06/2015, 06:00 pm | Joe's Place | Greenville, SC

Meet the Author featuring Jeffrey Stayton  (author appearance)
Jeffrey Stayton | 11/06/2015, 07:00 pm | Joe's Place | Greenville, SC

Ellen Malphrus  (author appearance)
Ellen Malphrus | 11/06/2015, 02:00 pm | Litchfield Books | Pawleys Island, SC

Author event with Courtney C. Stevens author of The Lies About Truth  (author appearance)
Courtney C. Stevens | 11/06/2015, 06:30 pm | Parnassus Books | Nashville, TN

AAUW Luncheon with Carolina Authors  (author appearance)
Karen Bender | 11/07/2015, 12:00 pm | Pomegranate Books | Wilmington, NC

67 Press: Affinity: an Anthology  (other event)
11/07/2015, 07:00 pm | Scuppernong Books | Greensboro, NC

Book Signing with Gregg and Dianne Stroud  (author appearance)
Gregg and Dianne Stroud | 11/07/2015, 01:00 pm | Books on Broad | Camden, SC

Kay Bratt Talk and Signing  (author appearance)
Kay Bratt | 11/07/2015, 03:00 pm | Fiction Addiction | Greenville, SC

Meet the Authors featuring Glenda Bailey-Mershon and Pat Spears  (author appearance)
Glenda Bailey-Mershon | 11/07/2015, 02:00 pm | Joe's Place | Greenville, SC

Wine Tasting  (other event)
11/07/2015, 01:00 pm | Joe's Place | Greenville, SC

Author event with Sam Quinones author of Dreamland: The True Tale of America's Opiate Epidemic  (author appearance)
Sam Quinones | 11/07/2015, 01:00 pm | Parnassus Books | Nashville, TN

James Patterson with TREASURE HUNTERS~ Secrets of the Forbidden City and THE MURDER HOUSE  (author appearance)
James Patterson | 11/08/2015, 01:00 pm | Vero Beach Book Center | Vero Beach, FL

Poet Gibbons Ruark, The Road to Ballyvaughan  (author appearance)
Gibbons Ruark | 11/08/2015, 03:00 pm | Scuppernong Books | Greensboro, NC

Author event with EK Johnston, Julie Murphy and Bethany Hagen moderated by Victoria Schwab  (author appearance)
E.K. Johnston | 11/08/2015, 02:00 pm | Parnassus Books | Nashville, TN

The Bookies Book Club Discussing Book of Ages: The Life & Opinions of Jane Franklin by Jill Lapore  (book club)
11/09/2015, 10:30 am | Vero Beach Book Center | Vero Beach, FL

Suzanne Rheinstein: Rooms For Living: A Style for Today with Things from the Past  (author appearance)
Suzanne Rheinstein | 11/09/2015, 06:00 pm | Garden District Book Shop | New Orleans, LA

Pamela Newkirk - SPECTACLE: The Astonishing Life of Ota Benga  (author appearance)
Pamela Newkirk | 11/09/2015, 06:00 pm | Octavia Books | New Orleans, LA

Roberta Kaplan with THEN COMES MARRIAGE  (author appearance)
Roberta Kaplan | 11/09/2015, 05:00 pm | Square Books | Oxford, MS

Rachel E. Kelly Presents Her Colorworld Series  (author appearance)
Rachel E. Kelly | 11/09/2015, 06:30 pm | City Lights Bookstore | Sylva, NC

Author event with Timothy Charles Davis author of The Hot Chicken Cookbook  (author appearance)
Timothy Charles | 11/09/2015, 06:30 pm | Parnassus Books | Nashville, TN

Author Libby Schaefer  (author appearance)
Libby Schaefer | 11/10/2015, 06:00 pm | Copperfish Books, LLC | Punta Gorda, FL

Rosanna Pansino autographing The Nerdy Nummies Cookbook ...Bus Tour  (author appearance)
Rosanna Pansino | 11/10/2015, 03:00 pm | Vero Beach Book Center | Vero Beach, FL

UNC Humanities Great Books Reading Group: Master and Margarita by Mikhail Bulgakov with Eren Tasar, Assistant Professor of History  (book club)
11/10/2015, 10:00 am | Flyleaf Books | Chapel Hill, NC

Booksigning with Elias Weiss Friedman photographer who created The Dogist  (author appearance)
Elias Weiss Friedman | 11/10/2015, 06:30 pm | Parnassus Books | Nashville, TN

Author Libby Schaefer  (author appearance)
Libby Schaefer | 11/11/2015, 06:00 pm | Copperfish Books, LLC | Punta Gorda, FL

Lynn Cullen signs Twain's End  (author appearance)
Lynn Cullen | 11/11/2015, 07:00 pm | Eagle Eye Book Shop | Atlanta, GA

UNC Humanities in Action: Race and Reconciliation in Post-Apartheid South Africa  (other event)
11/11/2015, 04:30 pm | Flyleaf Books | Chapel Hill, NC

Alejandro Velasco, Barrio Rising: Urban Politics and the Making of Modern Venezuela  (author appearance)
Alejandro Velasco | 11/11/2015, 07:00 pm | Regulator Bookshop | Durham, NC

Veteran's Day Reading & Open Mic  (other event)
11/11/2015, 07:00 pm | Scuppernong Books | Greensboro, NC

Salon@615 with Chelsea Clinton author of It's Your World: Get Informed, Get Inspired & Get Going!  (author appearance)
Chelsea Clinton | 11/11/2015, 06:15 pm | Parnassus Books | Nashville, TN

Author event with Rebecca Cooper author of Hey God? Yes, Charles  (author appearance)
Rebecca Cooper | 11/11/2015, 06:30 pm | Parnassus Books | Nashville, TN

Richelle Mead  (author appearance)
Richelle Mead | 11/12/2015, 06:00 pm | Page & Palette | Fairhope, AL

Author & UGA Law Professor Mehrsa Baradaran: HOW THE OTHER HALF BANKS  (author appearance)
Mehrsa Baradaran | 11/12/2015, 06:30 pm | Avid Bookshop | Athens, GA

Jacob Myers Book Launch Making Love With Scripture  (author appearance)
Jacob Myers | 11/12/2015, 07:00 pm | Eagle Eye Book Shop | Atlanta, GA

Ned and Constance Sublette - THE AMERICAN SLAVE COAST  (author appearance)
Ned and Constance Sublette | 11/12/2015, 06:00 pm | Octavia Books | New Orleans, LA

Vu Tran with DRAGONFISH  (author appearance)
Vu Tran | 11/12/2015, 06:00 pm | Square Books | Oxford, MS

Flyleaf Second Thursday Poetry Reading and Open Mic, special launch party featuring Ravi Shankar and Charles Wyatt  (author appearance)
Charles Wyatt | 11/12/2015, 07:00 pm | Flyleaf Books | Chapel Hill, NC

Madeline Levine, A Memoir of the Warsaw Uprising  (other event)
11/12/2015, 07:00 pm | Regulator Bookshop | Durham, NC

Jeffrey Stayton  (author appearance)
Jeffrey Stayton | 11/12/2015, 05:00 pm | Books on Broad | Camden, SC

Author event with Jack Bishop author of 100 Recipes: The Absolute Best Ways to Make True Essentials  (author appearance)
Jack Bishop | 11/12/2015, 06:30 pm | Parnassus Books | Nashville, TN

Meet the Authors: Local Author Night!  (author appearance)
various authors | 11/13/2015, 05:00 pm | Page After Page Bookstore | Elizabeth City

Nina Romano and D.J.Niko Booksigning  (author appearance)
Nina Romano | 11/13/2015, 07:00 pm | Murder on the Beach Mystery Bookstore | Delray Beach, FL

Avid & THE GEORGIA REVIEW Present: Author George Singleton   (author appearance)
George Singleton | 11/13/2015, 06:30 pm | Avid Bookshop | Athens, GA

Rosanna Pansino: The Nerdy Nummies Cookbook: Sweet Treats For the Geek in All of Us  (author appearance)
Rosanna Pansino | 11/13/2015, 01:00 pm | Garden District Book Shop | New Orleans, LA

Neely Tucker with MURDER, DC  (author appearance)
Neely Tucker | 11/13/2015, 12:00 pm | Square Books | Oxford, MS

Peter Guralnick with SAM PHILLIPS: THE MAN WHO INVENTED ROCK 'N' ROLL  (author appearance)
Peter Guralnick | 11/13/2015, 05:00 pm | Square Books | Oxford, MS

Mark de Castrique Returns with a New Mystery Novel  (author appearance)
Mark de Castrique | 11/13/2015, 06:30 pm | City Lights Bookstore | Sylva, NC

James Joseph, Saved for a Purpose: A Journey from Private Virtues to Public Values  (author appearance)
James Joseph | 11/13/2015, 07:00 pm | Regulator Bookshop | Durham, NC

Tracy Crow, On Point: A Guide to Writing the Military Story  (author appearance)
Tracy Crow | 11/13/2015, 07:00 pm | Scuppernong Books | Greensboro, NC

An Evening with Atticus  (other event)
11/13/2015, 06:30 pm | Joe's Place | Greenville, SC

Charlie Lovett  (author appearance)
Charlie Lovett | 11/13/2015, 02:00 pm | Litchfield Books | Pawleys Island, SC

New Town Revue: Remixing Shakespeare  (other event)
11/14/2015, 06:30 pm | Avid Bookshop | Athens, GA

Deborah Diesen with THE NOT VERY MERRY POUT POUT FISH  (author appearance)
Deborah Diesen | 11/14/2015, 03:00 pm | Square Books | Oxford, MS

Free Prompt-Writing Class with Nancy Peacock  (writers group)
11/14/2015, 10:00 am | Flyleaf Books | Chapel Hill, NC

Sara Foster discusses her latest cookbook, Foster's Market Favorites with samples from the book!  (author appearance)
Sara Foster | 11/14/2015, 02:00 pm | Flyleaf Books | Chapel Hill, NC

Adam Christopher discusses his new novel, Made to Kill  (author appearance)
Adam Christopher | 11/14/2015, 06:00 pm | Flyleaf Books | Chapel Hill, NC

Scott Ellsworth, The Secret Game  (author appearance)
Scott Ellsworth | 11/14/2015, 07:00 pm | Regulator Bookshop | Durham, NC

Writers Steph Post, Aubrie Cox, Jim Warner & Beth Gilstrap  (writers group)
11/14/2015, 07:00 pm | Scuppernong Books | Greensboro, NC

Ten Minute Tarot featuring Phil Powers  (other event)
11/14/2015, 06:00 pm | Joe's Place | Greenville, SC

Wine Tasting  (other event)
11/14/2015, 06:00 pm | Joe's Place | Greenville, SC

Author event with Taylor Kitchings author of Yard War  (author appearance)
Taylor Kitchings | 11/14/2015, 02:00 pm | Parnassus Books | Nashville, TN

Robert Crais with THE PROMISE  (author appearance)
Robert Crais | 11/15/2015, 02:00 pm | Vero Beach Book Center | Vero Beach, FL

Poets Michael White and Stuart Dischell  (author appearance)
Michael White | 11/15/2015, 03:00 pm | Scuppernong Books | Greensboro, NC

Author event with Dana Carpenter author of Bohemian Gospel  (author appearance)
Dana Chamblee Carpenter | 11/15/2015, 02:00 pm | Parnassus Books | Nashville, TN

Victoria Kelly at Prince Books  (author appearance)
Victoria Kelly | 11/15/2015, 03:00 pm | Prince Books | Norfolk, VA

Winston Groom signs The Generals  (author appearance)
Winston Groom | 11/16/2015, 07:00 pm | Eagle Eye Book Shop | Atlanta, GA

Parnassus Book Club - Go Set a Watchman  (book club)
11/16/2015, 06:30 pm | Parnassus Books | Nashville, TN

Tim Cope  (author appearance)
Tim Cope | 11/17/2015, 06:00 pm | Page & Palette | Fairhope, AL

okraLeonard Pitts - GRANT PARK  (author appearance)
Leonard Pitts | 11/17/2015, 06:00 pm | Octavia Books | New Orleans, LA

Dana Chamblee Carpenter with BOHEMIAN GOSPEL  (author appearance)
Dana Chamblee Carpenter | 11/17/2015, 05:00 pm | Square Books | Oxford, MS

Bland Simpson & Cary Ann Simpson, Little Rivers and Waterway Tales  (author appearance)
Bland and Ann Simpson | 11/17/2015, 07:00 pm | Scuppernong Books | Greensboro, NC

Heidi Vukov Author of Bonjour Y'all  (author appearance)
Heidi Vukov | 11/17/2015, 02:00 pm | Litchfield Books | Pawleys Island, SC

Author event with George Singleton author of Calloustown  (author appearance)
George Singleton | 11/17/2015, 06:30 pm | Parnassus Books | Nashville, TN

The Natural Wonders of Charlotte County, a presentation by Charlie Sobczak  (author appearance)
Charlie Sobczak | 11/18/2015, 06:00 pm | Copperfish Books, LLC | Punta Gorda, FL

Debbie Diesen presenting The Not Very Merry Pout Pout Fish  (author appearance)
Debbie Diesen | 11/18/2015, 03:00 pm | Vero Beach Book Center | Vero Beach, FL

Avid & THE GEORGIA REVIEW present Author Julia Elliott  (author appearance)
Julia Elliott | 11/18/2015, 06:30 pm | Avid Bookshop | Athens, GA

Eberhard Lo Faber   (author appearance)
Eberhard Lo Faber | 11/18/2015, 06:00 pm | Octavia Books | New Orleans, LA

Don Winslow with THE CARTEL  (author appearance)
Don Winslow | 11/18/2015, 05:00 pm | Square Books | Oxford, MS

Nonfiction Authors Association  (writers group)
11/18/2015, 06:45 pm | Regulator Bookshop | Durham, NC

Travel Talk: Cuba, with Adeline Talbot  (other event)
11/18/2015, 07:00 pm | Scuppernong Books | Greensboro, NC

Meet Author Valerie J. Frey: PRESERVING FAMILY RECIPES: How to Save and Celebrate Your Food Traditions  (author appearance)
Valerie J. | 11/19/2015, 06:30 pm | Avid Bookshop | Athens, GA

Tanwi Nandini Islam: Bright Lines  (author appearance)
Tanwi Nandini | 11/19/2015, 06:00 pm | Garden District Book Shop | New Orleans, LA

okraTom Piazza with A FREE STATE  (author appearance)
Tom Piazza | 11/19/2015, 06:00 pm | Square Books | Oxford, MS

George Singleton discusses his newest story collection, Calloustown  (author appearance)
George Singleton | 11/19/2015, 07:00 pm | Flyleaf Books | Chapel Hill, NC

Will Read for Food! with the UNCG MFA Faculty  (other event)
11/19/2015, 07:00 pm | Scuppernong Books | Greensboro, NC

Winston Groom  (author appearance)
Winston Groom | 11/20/2015, 06:00 pm | Page & Palette | Fairhope, AL

Avid Poetry Series  (other event)
11/20/2015, 06:30 pm | Avid Bookshop | Athens, GA

Open House  (other event)
11/20/2015, 06:00 pm | Horton's Books & Gifts | Carrollton, GA

Deborah Diesen - NOT VERY MERRY POUT POUT FISH  (author appearance)
Deborah Diesen | 11/20/2015, 04:00 pm | Octavia Books | New Orleans, LA

Al Povall with A TAPESTRY OF RED AND BLUE  (author appearance)
Al Povall | 11/20/2015, 05:00 pm | Square Books | Oxford, MS

Ari Berman, Give Us the Ballot  (author appearance)
Ari Berman | 11/20/2015, 06:00 pm | Regulator Bookshop | Durham, NC

Is Social Media Making Us Anti-Social? -conversation with Natasha Nicole Lake  (other event)
11/20/2015, 07:00 pm | Scuppernong Books | Greensboro, NC

Live Music featuring Al Watson  (other event)
11/20/2015, 07:00 pm | Joe's Place | Greenville, SC

Litchfield Holiday Gift Books Review with the Litchfield Books Staff  (other event)
11/20/2015, 02:00 pm | Litchfield Books | Pawleys Island, SC

Wine & Cheese Party- Robert N. Macomber's 10th Annual Central Florida Reader Rendezvous  (author appearance)
Robert N. Macomber | 11/21/2015, 03:00 pm | Muse Book Shop | Deland, FL

Sara Foster with FOSTER'S MARKET FAVORITES  (author appearance)
11/21/2015, 05:00 pm | Square Books | Oxford, MS

Freckles & the Great Beach Rescue- with Ellen Lloyd and special appearance by Freckles!  (author appearance)
Ellen Lloyd | 11/21/2015, 11:00 am | Scuppernong Books | Greensboro, NC

Meet the Author - Ben Matthews  (author appearance)
Ben Matthews | 11/21/2015, 01:00 pm | Joe's Place | Greenville, SC

Meet the Author featuring Steve Doughty  (author appearance)
Steve Doughty | 11/21/2015, 01:00 pm | Joe's Place | Greenville, SC

Wine Tasting  (other event)
11/21/2015, 01:00 pm | Joe's Place | Greenville, SC

Johnathon Scott Barrett   (author appearance)
Johnathon Scott Barrett | 11/22/2015, 01:00 pm | Page & Palette | Fairhope, AL

Rick Bragg  (author appearance)
Rick Bragg | 11/22/2015, 05:00 pm | Page & Palette | Fairhope, AL

New & Notable Book Club: THE WITCHES by Stacy Schiff  (book club)
11/22/2015, 06:15 pm | Avid Bookshop | Athens, GA

An Evening with Mitch Albom - THE MAGIC STRINGS OF FRANKIE PRESTO  (author appearance)
Mitch Albom | 11/22/2015, 07:00 pm | Octavia Books | New Orleans, LA

Poets Dorianne Laux, Joseph Millar and J. Scott Brownlee  (author appearance)
Dorianne Laux | 11/22/2015, 03:00 pm | Scuppernong Books | Greensboro, NC

Live Music featuring Michael Buffalo Smith  (other event)
11/22/2015, 02:00 pm | Joe's Place | Greenville, SC

Patricia Vermillion with HOUND DAWG  (author appearance)
Patricia Vermillion | 11/23/2015, 03:00 pm | Square Books | Oxford, MS

Book Lovers Club at Flyleaf discuss How the Great Gatsby Came to Be and Why It Endures by Maureen Corrigan  (book club)
11/23/2015, 07:00 pm | Flyleaf Books | Chapel Hill, NC

NC Writers Network Open Mic  (other event)
11/23/2015, 07:00 pm | Scuppernong Books | Greensboro, NC

Author DL Havlin  (author appearance)
DL Havlin | 11/24/2015, 06:00 pm | Copperfish Books, LLC | Punta Gorda, FL

Book Club of the Fantastic: DUPLEX by Kathryn Davis  (book club)
11/24/2015, 08:00 pm | Avid Bookshop | Athens, GA

Peggy Scott Laborde and Judi Bottoni - NEW ORLEANS MARDI GRAS MOMENTS (Launch!)  (author appearance)
Judi Bottoni | 11/24/2015, 06:00 pm | Octavia Books | New Orleans, LA

Jon Meacham with DESTINY AND POWER: THE AMERICAN ODYSSEY OF GEORGE H.W. BUSH  (author appearance)
Jon Meacham | 11/24/2015, 05:00 pm | Square Books | Oxford, MS

UNC Humanities Great Books Reading Group continues their discussion of Master and Margarita by Mikhail Bulgakov  (book club)
11/24/2015, 10:00 am | Flyleaf Books | Chapel Hill, NC

Tony Reevy and Pablo Delano, The Railroad Photography of Jack Delano  (author appearance)
Tony Reevy | 11/24/2015, 07:00 pm | Regulator Bookshop | Durham, NC

The YA Book Club Christmas Party discussing The Maze Runner by James Dashner  (book club)
11/28/2015, 03:00 pm | Vero Beach Book Center | Vero Beach, FL

Shawn Gibson   (author appearance)
Shawn Gibson | 11/28/2015, 01:00 pm | Diana's Bookstore | Elkin, NC

Photographer Ken Abbott- Useful Work  (author appearance)
Ken Abbott | 11/30/2015, 07:00 pm | Scuppernong Books | Greensboro, NC

Robert N. Macomber  (author appearance)
Robert N. Macomber | 12/02/2015, 07:30 pm | Copperfish Books, LLC | Punta Gorda, FL

David Baldacci presents The Guilty  (author appearance)
David Baldacci | 12/02/2015, 06:00 pm | Vero Beach Book Center | Vero Beach, FL

Todd Mouton - WAY DOWN IN LOUISIANA: Clifton Chenier, Cajun, Zydeco, and Swamp Pop Music  (author appearance)
Todd Mouton | 12/02/2015, 06:00 pm | Octavia Books | New Orleans, LA

Daniel de Visé – Andy and Don  (author appearance)
Daniel de Visé | 12/04/2015, 02:00 pm | McIntyre's Fine Books | Pittsboro, NC

Wine Tasting  (other event)
12/04/2015, 07:00 pm | Joe's Place | Greenville, SC

Tom Poland Author of Georgialina  (author appearance)
Tom Poland | 12/04/2015, 02:00 pm | Litchfield Books | Pawleys Island, SC

Meet the Author: Jason Vines  (author appearance)
Jason Vines | 12/05/2015, 10:00 am | Page After Page Bookstore | Elizabeth City

Take Your Child to a Bookstore Day  (other event)
12/05/2015, 10:00 am | Fiction Addiction | Greenville, SC

Wine Tasting  (other event)
12/05/2015, 01:00 pm | Joe's Place | Greenville, SC

Anna Burger  (author appearance)
Anna Burger | 12/05/2015, 01:00 pm | Prince Books | Norfolk, VA

Book Club -- Miss Emily  (book club)
12/07/2015, 06:00 pm | Copperfish Books, LLC | Punta Gorda, FL

Manger Mouse with Special Guest  (author appearance)
Sarah Martin | 12/07/2015, 06:30 pm | Diana's Bookstore | Elkin, NC

Robert N. Macomber Book Signing  (author appearance)
Robert N. Macomber | 12/10/2015, 07:00 pm | Murder on the Beach Mystery Bookstore | Delray Beach, FL

Meet the Author featuring Lou Sahadi  (author appearance)
Lou Sahadi | 12/12/2015, 02:00 pm | Joe's Place | Greenville, SC

Harriett Brill Outlaw- Wine & Sign Author Event  (author appearance)
Harriett Brill Outlaw | 12/20/2015, 06:00 pm | Page & Palette | Fairhope, AL

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