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{Brightly colored scraps of legends.}

In which Ms. Sharyn McCrumb weaves her stories from brightly-colored scraps of legends, Mr. Ron Rash weaves his stories from the darker scraps of left-over cloth, and Ms. Lisa Patton learns just how heavy snow can be when one is forced to shovel it.

December 21, 2014

Dearest Readers,

A happy, happy holiday to you and yours. Be among friends and family, swap stories and cookies, reflect upon the gifts of the year just past, and look forward to the gifts of the year to come.

And read many, many good books.

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.

Nora Bonesteel's Christmas PastThe decades-old tinsel and ribbon Christmas decorations, put up by the town of Hamelin on the first Monday in December, swayed in the wind. The narrow main street was empty now; the few little shops closed at noon on Christmas Eve. Anybody with last-minute shopping to do would have headed for Johnson City where the big chain stores never closed at all. Everyone else had gone home to snug brick houses or to one of the farmhouses scatted across the valley beneath the dark ridge of mountains, with Christmas trees shining in the living room winders and log fire blazing brightly in the fireplaces.

There was a Christmas tree at the little white house on Elm Avenue, where Spencer's mother still lived he had bought it and put it up for her two weeks before, but he had not bothered to get one for his own place. He was seldom home, anyhow. LeDonne wouldn't have one , either. He avoided anything with overtones of sentiment, good or bad. The few Christmas cards he received, mostly from local insurance agents and car dealers, wen straight in the trash. In any case, he was right: there was no  need for either of them to hurry home.

--Sharyn McCrumb, Nora Bonesteel's Christmas Past (Abingdon, 2014) 9781426754210

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Lady Banks' Gift Guide

Lady Banks' Gift Guide: Great Gift Books

American MusicalsAMERICAN MUSICALS BOXED SET (1927 – 1969)

edited by Laurence Maslon.Buying for any fans of Broadway Musicals? This is a great gift option for them, which is an incredible anthology that includes the complete books and lyrics of 16 Classic American Musicals including: Oklahoma!, South Pacific, Guys and Dolls, Fiddler on the Roof, Cabaret.   (9781598532579) $75.00




Civil War Houses of AmericaHOUSES OF CIVIL WAR AMERICA

by Hugh Howard with photographs by Roger Straus, III. This beautiful coffee table book would make a great gift for any fans of American History and just in time for the 150th Civil War Anniversary as well. Including photographs of the homes of Robert E. Lee, Abraham Lincoln, Frederick Douglass, Clara Barton, Stonewall Jackson, and others major influential civil war figures, this book is sure to be hit! Little Brown and Company (9780316227988) $40.00


This unique book would make a great gift for science enthusiasts, or specifically fans of oceanography. This book comes together from rare pieces found in the American Museum of Natural History Library and book includes essays that shaped the foundation and early history of the field of oceanography. This beautifully illustrated book becomes an even cooler gift as it includes 40 frameable prints.      



by Annie Griffiths. This stunning book, released by National Geographic, would be a beautiful addition to anybody’s coffee table! This exquisite book is full of stunning photographs from cover to cover, which includes everything from the moment a firecracker explodes into a burst of electric energy to the last rays of the sun as it stretches across a red-rock valley. National Geographic has a knack for finding some of the world’s most beautiful photographs, and this book is full of them!   Little Brown and Company  (9781426213922) $40.00

Smithsonian Civil War in 3dSMITHSONIAN CIVIL WAR IN 3D

by Michael Stephenson. Just in time for the 150th Civil War Anniversary, this 176 page book would make a great gift for any fans of history! Great for adults and fun for kids, the 35 3D images transports viewers right into the middle of one of our nation’s most defining times. Even if you are worried about whether the person on your shopping list is a fan of 3D or not, the book has so much more to offer! SMITHSONIAN CIVIL WAR IN 3D tells of the story of the Civil War from the soldiers' perspectives, including firsthand descriptions in the form of letters and diaries, depicting everything from what they ate to where they slept and everything in between.  Black Dog & Leventhal Publishers (9781579129729) $34.95

Lego ArchitectureLEGO®  ARCHITECTURE

by Philip Wilkinson. This wonderful book is a great gift option for that adult who was a childhood (or even current) Lego enthusiast! The Visual Guide takes a deep look at the artists, builders, and inspiration behind the LEGO Architecture series. Beautifully illustrated and annotated, this visual guide allows you to explore the LEGO team's creative process in building and understand how LEGO artists translated such iconic buildings into these buildable LEGO sets.

DK Publishing (9781465422866) $40.00

LEGO®, the LEGO logo, the Brick and Knob configurations and the Minifigure are trademarks of the LEGO Group. © 2014 The LEGO Group.

The Gardener's GardenTHE GARDENER’S GARDEN

by Dr. Toby Musgrave. Shopping for any fans of gardening? This 480 page book includes images of 250 permanent gardens from leading garden designers, horticulturalists and landscape architects. Spanning across time since the 14th century, this book makes for both a wonderful gardening tool guide as well as an entertaining coffee table read. Phaidon Press (9780714867472) $79.95



by Fiona Ritchie and Doug Orr. “[Ritchie and Orr] strike all the right chords in this pleasantly tuneful survey of the history of the evolution of Scottish music in Appalachia.” —Publishers Weekly. University of North Carolina Press (9781469618227) $39.95







Even This I Get to ExperienceEVEN THIS I GET TO EXPERIENCE

by Norman Lear. The dynamic  and always controversial television producer shares 50 years of show business and politics, with all the candor and wisdom expected from  the creator of All in the Family. Penguin Press (9781594205729) $32.95








by Nicholas Sparks. A beautiful new edition of Sparks’s classic novel to celebrate the 10th Anniversary of the film adaptation starring Ryan Gosling and Rachel McAdams. Grand Central Publishing (9781455558025) $20.00







VideoHound's Golden Movie RetrieverVIDEOHOUND’S GOLDEN MOVIE RETRIEVER (2015)

edited by Jim Craddock. The entertaining source of information on more than 27,000 movies available in various formats. With expanded indexing and a fresh new introduction. Gale Cengage (9781573024914) $25.95


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Book & Author Gossip

Nora Bonesteel's Christmas

Nora Bonesteel's Christmas Past"I take brightly colored scraps of legends, ballads, fragments of rural life, and local tragedy, and I piece them together into a complex whole that tells not only a story, but also a deeper truth about the culture of the mountain South"

A Southerner up north

Being from the South, she didn’t know what it was like to live through a snowy winter, much less three of them. “We don’t know what it’s like to really live on the other end of the snow shovel and know just how heavy snow really is,” Patton said. “We just think, ‘Oh, isn’t that pretty.’ There’s fluffy snow and there’s wet snow and I learned what it was like living there three years. That was a real eye-opener.”

A novelist at his peak in the short story

Something Rich and StrangeRon Rash is a poet and an accomplished novelist whose 2008 novel "Serena" became a New York Times best-seller and a yet-to-be seen motion picture starring Jennifer Lawrence. It's in the short story, though, that he seems to reach his height. He's won the Frank O'Connor award and has been included in "New Stories" from the South" and two O. Henry prize anthologies. Now comes "Something Rich and Strange," a thick retrospective of his work that would make a fine introduction to one of the best living North Carolina writers.

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Lady Banks {Book} Trailer Park

John Thompson reads from The Disappearance at Hangman's Bluff

Nora Bonesteel's Christmas PastWhen someone buys the old Honeycutt house, Nora Bonesteel is glad to see some life brought back to the old mansion, even if it is by summer people. But when they decide to stay through Christmas, they find more than old memories in the walls.

On Christmas Eve, Sheriff Spencer Arrowood and Deputy Joe LeDonne find themselves on an unwelcome call to arrest an elderly man for a minor offense. As they attempt to do their duty, while doing the right thing for a neighbor, it begins to look like they may all spend Christmas away from home.

In a story of spirits, memories, and angels unaware, Sharyn McCrumb revisits her most loved characters who know there is more to this world than the eye can see, especially at Christmastime.

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Read This! Okra Picks & Recommended Reading from Southern Booksellers

Okra Picks

From the Okra Picks

Risky Undertaking
by Mark de Castrique

Risky UndertakingWhen Cherokee burial remains are unearthed on the site expanding a local cemetery, the dual occupations of Barry Clayton, part-time deputy and full-time undertaker, collide. Then, during the interment of the wife of one of Gainesboro, North Carolina s most prominent citizens, Cherokee activist Jimmy Panther leads a protest. Words and - fists fly. When Panther turns up executed on the grave of the deceased woman, Barry is forced to confront her family as the chief suspects. But the case lurches in a new direction with the arrival of Sheriff Tommy Lee Wadkin s Army pal, Boston cop Kevin Malone. He s on the trail of a Boston hit man who arrived at the Cherokee reservation only days before the murder. Malone is convinced his quarry is the triggerman. But who paid him? And why? The accelerating investigation draws Barry onto the reservation where Panther s efforts to preserve Cherokee traditions threatened the development of a new casino, a casino bringing millions of dollars of construction plus huge yearly payouts to every member of the tribe. Leading an unlikely team his childhood nemesis Archie Donovan and his elderly fellow undertaker Uncle Wayne Barry goes undercover. But the stakes are higher than he realized in this risky undertaking. And the life of a Cherokee boy becomes the wager. Barry must play his cards very carefully

Buy from an indie

More Okra Picks!

Southern Indie Bestsellers

For the week ending December 14, 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. All the Light We Cannot See
Anthony Doerr, Scribner, $27, 9781476746586
2. Gray Mountain
John Grisham, Doubleday, $28.95, 9780385537148
okra3. Somewhere Safe With Somebody Good
Jan Karon, Putnam Adult, $27.95, 9780399167447

4. Redeployment
Phil Klay, Penguin Press, $26.95, 9781594204999
5. Let Me Be Frank With You
Richard Ford, Ecco, $27.99, 9780061692062
6. The Goldfinch
Donna Tartt, Little Brown, $30, 9780316055437
7. Something Rich and Strange: Selected Stories
Ron Rash, Ecco, $27.99, 9780062349347
8. The Escape
David Baldacci, Grand Central, $28, 9781455521197
9. The Burning Room
Michael Connelly, Little Brown, $28, 9780316225939
10. Lila
Marilynne Robinson, FSG, $26, 9780374187613
11. Leaving Time
Jodi Picoult, Ballantine, $28, 9780345544926
12. The Narrow Road to the Deep North
Richard Flanagan, Knopf, $26.95, 9780385352857
13. Tom Clancy Full Force and Effect
Mark Greaney, Putnam Adult, $29.95, 9780399173356
okra14. The Invention of Wings
Sue Monk Kidd, Viking, $27.95, 9780670024780

15. Station Eleven
Emily St. John Mandel, Knopf, $24.95, 9780385353304


1. Small Victories
Anne Lamott, Riverhead, $22.95, 9781594486296
2. Killing Patton
Bill O'Reilly, Martin Dugard, Holt, $30, 9780805096682
okra3. Jerry Lee Lewis: His Own Story
Rick Bragg, Jerry Lee Lewis, Harper, $27.99, 9780062078223

4. Yes Please
Amy Poehler, Dey Street, $28.99, 9780062268341
5. 41: A Portrait of My Father
George W. Bush, Crown, $28, 9780553447781
6. Good Dog: True Stories of Love, Loss, and Loyalty
David Dibenedetto, Harperwave, $25.99, 9780062242358
7. Being Mortal
Atul Gawande, Metropolitan, $26, 9780805095159
8. Everything I Need to Know About Christmas I Learned From a Little Golden Book
Diane Muldrow, Golden Books, $9.99, 9780553497359
9. Everything I Need to Know I Learned From a Little Golden Book
Diane Muldrow, Golden Books, $9.99, 9780307977618
10. The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up
Marie Kondo, Ten Speed Press, $16.99, 9781607747307
11. Make It Ahead
Ina Garten, Clarkson Potter, $35, 9780307464880
12. Rebel Yell
S.C. Gwynne, Scribner, $35, 9781451673289
13. The Innovators
Walter Isaacson, S&S, $35, 9781476708690
14. What If?
Randall Munroe, Houghton Mifflin, $24, 9780544272996
15. Deep Down Dark: The Untold Stories of 33 Men Buried in a Chilean Mine, and the Miracle That Set Them Free
Hector Tobar, FSG, $26, 9780374280604


1. The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry
Gabrielle Zevin, Algonquin, $14.95, 9781616204518
2. The Martian
Andy Weir, Broadway, $15, 9780553418026
3. Orphan Train
Christina Baker Kline, Morrow, $14.99, 9780061950728
4. The Rosie Project
Graeme Simsion, S&S, $15.99, 9781476729091
5. Where'd You Go, Bernadette
Maria Semple, Back Bay, $14.99, 9780316204262
6. Gone Girl
Gillian Flynn, Broadway, $15, 9780553418361
7. Me Before You
Jojo Moyes, Penguin, $16, 9780143124542
8. The Strange Library
Haruki Murakami, Knopf, $18, 9780385354301
9. Someone
Alice McDermott, Picador USA, $15, 9781250055361
10. Americanah
Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, Anchor, $15.95, 9780307455925
11. The Luminaries
Eleanor Catton, Back Bay, $18, 9780316074292
12. I Am Pilgrim
Terry Hayes, Atria, $16, 9781439177730
13. The Ocean at the End of the Lane
Neil Gaiman, Morrow, $14.99, 9780062255662
14. Still Life With Bread Crumbs
Anna Quindlen, Random House, $16, 9780812976892
15. The Light Between Oceans
M.L. Stedman, Scribner, $16, 9781451681758


1. Unbroken
Laura Hillenbrand, Random House, $16, 9780812987119
2. Wild
Cheryl Strayed, Vintage, $15.95, 9781101873441
3. The Boys in the Boat
Daniel James Brown, Penguin, $17, 9780143125471
4. Really Important Stuff My Dog Has Taught Me
Cynthia L. Copeland, Workman, $12.95, 9780761181798
5. The Death of Santini: The Story of a Father and His Son
Pat Conroy, Dial Press, $16, 9780385343527
6. All Over But the Shoutin'
Rick Bragg, Vintage, $15.95, 9780679774020
7. The World Almanac and Book of Facts 2015
Sarah Janssen (Ed.), World Almanac, $13.99, 9781600571909
8. The Old Farmer's Almanac 2015
Old Farmer's Almanac, $7.95, 9781571986368
9. Let's Explore Diabetes With Owls
David Sedaris, Back Bay, $17, 9780316154703
10. George Washington's Secret Six
Brian Kilmeade, Don Yaeger, Sentinel, $16, 9781595231109
11. Pogue's Basics: Essential Tips and Shortcuts (That No One Bothers to Tell You) for Simplifying the Technology in Your Life
David Pogue, Flatiron, $19.99, 9781250053480
12. This Is the Story of a Happy Marriage
Ann Patchett, Harper Perennial, $15.99, 9780062236685
13. The Heart of Everything That Is
Bob Drury, Tom Clavin, S&S, $17, 9781451654684
14. Unlikely Heroes
Jennifer S. Holland, Workman, $13.95, 9780761174417
15. Wreck This Journal
Keri Smith, Perigee, $15, 9780399161940


1. Gone Girl
Gillian Flynn, Broadway, $9.99, 9780553418354
2. To Kill a Mockingbird
Harper Lee, Grand Central, $8.99, 9780446310789
3. American Sniper
Chris Kyle, Scott McEwen, Harper, $9.99, 9780062376572
4. Outlander
Diana Gabaldon, Dell, $9.99, 9780553393699
5. A Game of Thrones
George R.R. Martin, Bantam, $9.99, 9780553593716
6. Lord of the Flies
William Golding, Perigee, $9.99, 9780399501487
7. A Feast for Crows
George R.R. Martin, Bantam, $9.99, 9780553390568
8. Slaughterhouse-Five
Kurt Vonnegut, Laurel Leaf, $7.99, 9780440180296
9. The Diary of a Young Girl
Anne Frank, Bantam, $7.99, 9780553577129
10. 1984
George Orwell, Signet, $9.99, 9780451524935


1. The Book With No Pictures
B.J. Novak, Dial, $17.99, 9780803741713
2. The Day the Crayons Quit
Drew Daywalt, Oliver Jeffers (Illus.), Philomel, $17.99, 9780399255373
3. Little Blue Truck's Christmas
Alice Schertle, Jill McElmurry (Illus.), Harcourt, $14.99, 9780544320413
4. Goodnight Moon
Margaret Wise Brown, Clement Hurd (Illus.), Harper, $8.99, 9780694003617
5. How the Grinch Stole Christmas
Dr. Seuss, Random House, $15, 9780394800790
6. Once Upon an Alphabet
Oliver Jeffers, Philomel, $26.99, 9780399167911
7. Frozen (Little Golden Book)
Victoria Saxon, Grace Lee (Illus.), Random House/Disney, $3.99, 9780736430517
8. The Polar Express
Chris Van Allsburg, Houghton Mifflin, $18.95, 9780395389492
9. The Night Before Christmas
Clement C. Moore, Corinne Malvern (Illus.), Golden Books, $7.99, 9780385384742
10. The Animals' Santa
Jan Brett, Putnam Juvenile, $17.99, 9780399257841


1. Unbroken (Young Adult Adaptation)
Laura Hillenbrand, Delacorte Press, $19.99, 9780385742511
2. The Book Thief
Markus Zusak, Knopf, $12.99, 9780385754729
3. Brown Girl Dreaming
Jacqueline Woodson, Nancy Paulsen Books, $16.99, 9780399252518
4. House of Robots
James Patterson, Chris Grabenstein, Little Brown, $13.99, 9780316405911
5. The Best Christmas Pageant Ever
Barbara Robinson, HarperTrophy, $5.99, 9780064402750
6. We Were Liars
E. Lockhart, Delacorte, $17.99, 9780385741262
7. I Am Malala: The Girl Who Stood Up for Education and Changed the World
Malala Yousafzai, Little Brown, $17, 9780316327930
8. The Glass Sentence
S.E. Grove, Viking, $17.99, 9780670785025
9. Counting by 7s
Holly Goldberg Sloan, Puffin, $8.99, 9780142422861
10. Charlotte's Web
E.B. White, HarperTrophy, $7.99, 9780064400558


1. Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul
Jeff Kinney, Amulet, $13.95, 9781419711893
2. The Blood of Olympus (The Heroes of Olympus, Book Five)
Rick Riordan, Hyperion, $19.99, 9781423146735
3. The Maze Runner
James Dashner, Delacorte, $10.99, 9780385385206
4. The Scorch Trials (The Maze Runner, Book 2)
James Dashner, Ember, $9.99, 9780385738767
5. The Christmas Party (Step Into Reading Series)
Andrea Posner-Sanchez, Random House/Disney, $4.99, 9780736432795
6. Dinosaurs Before Dark (Magic Tree House, #1)
Mary Pope Osborne, Sal Murdocca (Illus.), Random House, $4.99, 9780679824114
7. Waiting Is Not Easy! (Elephant & Piggie )
Mo Willems, Disney/Hyperion, $8.99, 9781423199571
8. Four: A Divergent Collection
Veronica Roth, Katherine Tegen Books, $17.99, 9780062345219
9. The Death Cure (The Maze Runner, Book 3)
James Dashner, Delacorte, $9.99, 9780385738781
10. Diary of a Wimpy Kid
Jeff Kinney, Amulet, $13.95, 9780810993136

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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.

Somewhere Safe With Somebody Good
Something Rich and Strange
Tom Clancy Full Force and Effect
The Invention of Wings
Jerry Lee Lewis: His Own Story
Good Dog: True Stories of Love, Loss, and Loyalty
Rebel Yell
Where'd You Go, Bernadette
Me Before You
I Am Pilgrim
Still Life With Bread Crumbs
The Light Between Oceans
The Death of Santini: The Story of a Father and His Son
All Over But the Shoutin
Pogue's Basics: Essential Tips and Shortcuts
Unlikely Heroes
Wreck This Journal
To Kill a Mockingbird
Lord of the Flies
A Feast for Crows
The Diary of a Young Girl
The Night Before Christmas
The Best Christmas Pageant Ever
The Glass Sentence
Counting by 7s
Charlotte's Web


Events at Southen Indie Bookstores

Book Club of the Fantastic  (book club)
12/23/2014, 08:00 pm
Avid Bookshop
Athens, GA

TIGERTAIL’s WordSpeak Book Launch & Reading - Gables  (author appearance)
Maylin Enamorado
12/26/2014, 08:00 pm
Books & Books Inc
Coral Gables, FL

Holiday Hearts YA Panel Talk & Signing  (author appearance)
Jessica Khoury
12/27/2014, 03:00 pm
Fiction Addiction
Greenville, SC

Backyard Building with Jeanie & David Stiles  (author appearance)
Jeanie and David Stiles
12/27/2014, 01:00 pm
Fountain Bookstore
Richmond, VA

12/28/2014, 06:15 pm
Avid Bookshop
Athens, GA

Kevin Birmingham - The Most Dangerous Book  (author appearance)
Kevin Birmingham
12/29/2014, 08:00 pm
Books & Books Inc
Coral Gables, FL

Book Club of the Fantastic THE BLOODY CHAMBER by Angela Carter  (book club)
12/30/2014, 08:00 pm
Avid Bookshop
Athens, GA

THE ART FORGER - B.O.B. December Bookclub  (book club)
12/30/2014, 10:30 am
Books on Broad
Camden, SC

First Friday Author Round Up-Don Churchwell, Richard Hurt, Alexis Heflin  (author appearance)
Donald Churchwell
01/02/2015, 06:00 pm
Page & Palette
Fairhope, AL

Author Event: Tea de Leon - Carolina McMullen  (author appearance)
Tea de Leon
01/03/2015, 11:00 am
Park Road Books
Charlotte, NC

Author Event: Anung's Journey: An Ancient Ojibway Legend as Told by Steve Fobister - Carl Nordgren  (author appearance)
Carl Nordgren
01/03/2015, 02:00 pm
Park Road Books
Charlotte, NC

Book Scouts Meeting- Escape from Mr. Lemoncello’s Library  (book club)
01/03/2015, 01:00 pm
Fiction Addiction
Greenville, SC

Murder at the Book Group: Launch Party with Maggie King  (author appearance)
Maggie King
01/03/2015, 02:00 pm
Fountain Bookstore
Richmond, VA

Young Reader's Book Club: THE SASQUATCH ESCAPE by Suzanne Selfors  (book club)
01/04/2015, 06:15 pm
Avid Bookshop
Athens, GA

Penelope Easton discusses her memoir Learning to Like Muktuk  (author appearance)
Penelope Easton
01/04/2015, 03:00 pm
Flyleaf Books
Chapel Hill, NC

PlayMakers discussion of Trouble In Mind  (other event)
01/05/2015, 06:00 pm
McIntyre's Fine Books
Pittsboro, NC

Leon Logothetis - The Kindness Diaries  (author appearance)
Leon Logothetis
01/05/2015, 07:00 pm
Quail Ridge Books & Music
Raleigh, NC

Relationship Enneagram Series  (other event)
01/06/2015, 07:00 pm
Malaprops Bookstore

CURRENT EVENTS Book Club discusses THIS CHANGES EVERYTHING-Capitalism vs. the Climate  (book club)
01/06/2015, 07:00 pm
Malaprops Bookstore

Jimmy Herrera - La que peca y reza  (author appearance)
Jimmy Herrera
01/06/2015, 08:00 pm
Books & Books Inc
Coral Gables, FL

Colleen Oakley’s BOOK LAUNCH PARTY – Before I Go  (author appearance)
Colleen Oakley
01/06/2015, 06:30 pm
FoxTale Book Shoppe
Woodstock, GA

Sylvia Wilkinson discusses her novel Big Cactus  (author appearance)
Sylvia Wilkinson
01/06/2015, 07:00 pm
Flyleaf Books
Chapel Hill, NC

Edwin Outwater - Symphony Guest Conductor on Gershwin  (other event)
Edwin Outwater
01/06/2015, 07:00 pm
Quail Ridge Books & Music
Raleigh, NC

AUTISM Book Club discusses AUTISM & THE MYTH OF THE PERSON ALONE  (book club)
01/07/2015, 01:00 pm
Malaprops Bookstore

MALAPROP'S Book Club discusses THE BARTENDER'S TALE  (book club)
01/07/2015, 07:00 pm
Malaprops Bookstore

Author Event: Millionaire Rogue - Jessica Peterson  (author appearance)
Millionaire Rogue
01/07/2015, 07:00 pm
Park Road Books
Charlotte, NC

Sylvia Wilkinson- Big Cactus  (author appearance)
Sylvia Wilkinson
01/07/2015, 07:00 pm
Regulator Bookshop
durham, NC

FOR KIDS: Brandon Sanderson - Firefight - Gables  (author appearance)
Brandon Sanderson
01/08/2015, 06:30 pm
Books & Books Inc
Coral Gables, FL

Carolyn Klepser - Lost Miami Beach - Gables  (author appearance)
Carolyn Klepser
01/08/2015, 08:00 pm
Books & Books Inc
Coral Gables, FL

Author Event: Little Book Of Do - Kel Landis  (author appearance)
Kel Landis III
01/08/2015, 07:00 pm
Park Road Books
Charlotte, NC

The Writing Show: Social Media for Writers  (other event)
01/08/2015, 07:00 pm
Hub City Bookshop
Spartanburg, SC

House Broken: Book Launch with Sonja Yoerg  (author appearance)
Sonja Yoerg
01/08/2015, 06:30 pm
Fountain Bookstore
Richmond, VA

Good Night, Sleep Tight (New Year) Story Hour  (other event)
01/09/2015, 05:00 pm
Octavia Books
New Orleans, LA

Author Event: Before I Go - Colleen Oakley  (author appearance)
Colleen Oakley
01/09/2015, 07:00 pm
Park Road Books
Charlotte, NC

Author Event: Before I Go - Colleen Oakley  (author appearance)
Colleen Oakley
01/09/2015, 07:00 pm
Park Road Books
Charlotte, NC

Christoper Boyle- Author of Mansfield Plantation  (author appearance)
Christoper Boyle
01/09/2015, 11:00 am
Litchfield Books
Pawleys Island, SC

Andrew Lawler
01/10/2015, 07:00 pm
Malaprops Bookstore

FOR KIDS: Stella G. Taylor - The Wizard  (author appearance)
Stella G. Taylor
01/10/2015, 02:00 pm
Books & Books Inc
Coral Gables, FL

Nanci E LaGarenne  (author appearance)
Nanci E LaGarenne
Sanibel Island Bookshop
Sanibel, FL

Community Service Celebration: Learn How to BE A CHANGEMAKER and Start Something That Matters  (other event)
01/10/2015, 06:30 pm
Avid Bookshop
Athens, GA

Octavia Books Science Fiction Book Club - LEXICON  (book club)
01/10/2015, 10:30 am
Octavia Books
New Orleans, LA

Charla Muller – Pretty Takes Practice  (author appearance)
Charla Muller
01/10/2015, 11:00 am
McIntyre's Fine Books
Pittsboro, NC

Author Event: Vice Versa: A Detective Tale of Greed and Getting Off - Allen Cowan  (author appearance)
Allen Cowan
01/10/2015, 11:00 am
Park Road Books
Charlotte, NC

Lee Zacharias with Writing Nonfiction Workshop (Free)  (writers group)
01/10/2015, 09:30 am
Quail Ridge Books & Music
Raleigh, NC

TED M. ALEXANDER presents THE FALL OF SUMMER  (author appearance)
Ted M. Alexander
01/11/2015, 07:00 pm
Malaprops Bookstore

YA for Not-So-YAs Book Club: FEED by M.T. Anderson  (book club)
01/11/2015, 06:15 pm
Avid Bookshop
Athens, GA

Penny Hawkins presents the $2 Dinners Cookbook  (author appearance)
Penny Hawkins
01/11/2015, 03:00 pm
Flyleaf Books
Chapel Hill, NC

Smedes York discusses his memoir Growing Up With Raleigh  (author appearance)
Smedes York
01/12/2015, 07:00 pm
Flyleaf Books
Chapel Hill, NC

MYSTERY Book Club discusses ORDINARY GRACE  (book club)
01/12/2015, 07:00 pm
Malaprop's Bookstore/Cafe
Asheville, NC

Megan Mayhew Bergman -Almost Famous Women  (author appearance)
Megan Mayhew Bergman
01/12/2015, 07:00 pm
Regulator Bookshop
durham, NC

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