{On the relative merits of Harley motorcycles and Silvertone guitars.}

In which Ms. Celia Rivenbark advises us what to read next, and so does Ms. Pauletta Bracy, and so do most of the booksellers in the South. Meanwhile, Mr. David Sedaris recites a poem.

March 23, 2014

Dear readers,

Squirrel Seeks ChipmunkWhen The Daily Tar Heel asked Ms. Celia Rivenbark what books she thought merited inclusion in a list of “The Best of North Carolina Literature” she responded without hesitation: “Squirrel Seeks Chipmunk by David Sedaris.”

Which is not so surprising, coming from a humorist whose own work has been compared (favorably) to Erma Bombeck.  Rivenbark acknowledges that humor is a genre of literature that “does not always earn critical acclaim” (indeed, receiving such acclaim might defeat the purpose) but that Sedaris was a writer who often, shall we say, transcends the boundaries of the genre. Among many other kinds of boundaries.

Rivenbark also identifies a kindred spirit in Jill McCorkle, another North Carolina writer known for her humor but whose books, like the recently published Life After Life, resist simple categorization.

We all have our “best of” book lists, do we not? That shelf--either mental or real--of books that we wish everyone else in the world would read?  Right now Southern booksellers are poring over the annual "long ballot" of titles nominated for the 2014 SIBA Book Awards, trying to pick the books that will be finalists. These are books that they and their customers have nominated as the best Southern books of the previous year. Over eighty different titles, in six different categories.

Which do you think should be chosen?

The 2014 SIBA Book Award Long List

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.

One Way OutDuane Allman was born in Nashville, Tennessee, on November 20, 1946. Baby brother Gregg arrived just over a year later, on December 8, 1947. Their father, Willis Turner Allman, an Army first lieutenant, was murdered on December 26, 1949, shot by a stranger whom he and a friend had met playing pool in a bar and offered a ride home. The widowed Geraldine Allman moved to Daytona Beach, Florida, where Duane and Gregg grew up as exceptionally close siblings.
It was thirteen-year-old Gregg who first brought music into the Allmans’ Daytona, Florida, household when Geraldine bought him a Sears Silvertone guitar.
“I got the guitar and Duane got a motorcycle, a Harley 165, one of those tiny little ones where you mix the gas with the oil,” Gregg recalls.

Before long, Duane, eleven months older, was stealing the instrument and trying to steal his little bother’s licks as well. Countless fights ensued until Duane traded in the remnants of the wrecked Harley for his own guitar.

Alan Paul, One Way Out: The Inside History of The Allman Brothers Band (St. Martin’s Press, 2014)

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Book & Author Gossip

Cousin Tennessee

Streetcar Named DesireA writer, director and producer, Mississippi native Ladd is a natural addition to the Williams Festival in part because she’s a cousin of the great Southern playwright. At the dawn of her acting career, she also appeared in a hit off-Broadway revival of his previously unsuccessful “Orpheus Descending.” And the actress does a great impression of her late cousin, whom she calls Tom. 9780811216029

Two views of William Faulkner

Mr. Faulkner never sought out the flash bulbs. In fact, it’s pretty well known that he disliked the lime light. Considered it an invasion of his privacy and could be angered when his personal space was entered by the uninvited.  So, I’ve always liked the idea that when Mr. Faulkner actually wanted his picture taken, he came to Cofield’s. And I truly believe that his comfort with Grandad, and later with Dad, is largely responsible for the results.

Lancelot and King Arthur

A Lesson Before DyingIf Wiley is the literary Lancelot in the room, Gaines is King Arthur. Wiley has learned at the feet of a master and seems to have taken a lesson in graciousness as well as fiction. "You have to read this," one admirer orders while thumping a magazine page in Wiley's face. This happens just as Gaines, who is ailing and had told organizers that he would not speak, changes his mind and begins a touching tribute from a wheelchair in praise of his former student. It's the first and only time Wiley ignores anyone, and then only temporarily; he drops the man's magazine in his lap until after Gaines speaks, drawing tears from most in the audience.

It is a sweet story, as literary back stories go. Wiley went to the University of Louisiana in Lafayette for his Ph.D. specifically because he wanted to study under its writer-in-residence Gaines, whom he believed was the South's greatest living writer. Louisiana's wonderful but alien atmosphere made Wiley miss his own "postage stamp of land," to quote another master, Faulkner. Wiley loved Louisiana but missed his mountains.

Gaines' example helped Wiley realize that he could have both places - the Mardi Gras and Abita beer, mountains and pork barbecue. All Wiley had to do was write himself home.

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STARS Authors: Meet Anne Barnhill

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

Karen Matthews

Karen MatthewsKaren Matthews is a technical writer and the owner of Carolina Souvenirs, a business developing fresh new souvenir products for the North and South Carolina tourist industry. She has a bachelor's degree in English from the University of Alabama.

"The Legend of Lizard Lick: A North Carolina Folktale" is her first book. It is a children's picture book that tells the whimsical story of how the real place Lizard Lick, North Carolina, got its funny name. Hint - it has something to do with lizards and frogs fighting over the water drying up in a pond and how they resolve their dispute.

Karen Matthews lives with her husband, Richard, on a small farm in Sanford, North Carolina. Karen got the idea for the book when she lived in Wendell, just down the road from Lizard Lick. When she discovered the real reason Lizard Lick got its name had to do with lizards licking liquor on a fence, she thought to herself "that's not a story you can tell to children." So she decided to come up with a story suitable for children to fill the void.

This book features 26 full-color illustrations by award-winning Chapel Hill artist, Josh Taylor, and is worth the price just for the illustrations alone.

Kirkus Reviews writes: "A wholesome, down-home children's book, with fine illustrations and a kid-friendly moral."

Quick Links:

Request Katherine for a book club or event

Katherine's Profile Page on STARS

Keowee ValleyThe Legend of Lizard Lick

How did the community of Lizard Lick, North Carolina, get its funny name? Now, children ages four-to twelve-years-old can discover the delightful fictional story and learn all about community, teamwork, sharing, and forgiveness along the way. Sweetwater Pond is where the frogs and lizards share a friendly coexistence until a drought comes. How will Mayor Frog deal with Mayor Walla and the lizards damaging their lily pad homes? Coach Toad Runner may have the answer, and they may have to get Hoot Owl involved. Hardcover and ebook editions also available.

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

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Bookstore Gossip

Multicultural Childrens Book Night at Quail Ridge Books

I’ve heard Pauletta Bracy praised for more than two decades. Curiously, our paths never crossed until last month when I finally met N.C. Central’s illustrious professor at a celebration of multicultural children’s books that she’s led at Quail Ridge Books & Music in Raleigh for 13 years. . .I was greeted that evening by the sight of multicultural books heaped on a large table. I was savoring that image when Carol Moyer, head of Quail Ridge’s children’s department, presented me with Bracey’s 20-page bibliography – a cornucopia of books featuring characters of color.

Finally, Bracy turned to the large collection of noteworthy books from the past year. Here is a a short list of some of her favorites to start your multicultural musings:

  • Monica Brown’s biography, “Tito Puente, Mambo King” (HarperCollins; ages 5-8).
  • Bonnie Christensen’s “A Single Pebble: A Story of the Silk Road” (Roaring Brook, ages 5-9).
  • Leesa Cline-Ransome’s “Light in the Darkness: A Story About How Slaves Learned in Secret” (Jump at the Sun, ages 7-10).
  • Kelly Cunnane’s Mauritanian tale, “Deep in the Sahara” (Schwartz & Wade, ages 5-8).
  • Ji-li Jiang’s story of the China’s Cultural Revolution, “Red Kite, Blue Kite” (Hyperion, ages 8 and up).
  • Alma Flor Ada’s complex views of Latinos through 12 narrative poems, “Yes! We Are Latinos!” (Charlesbridge, ages 12 and up).

Tito Puente Mambo King A Single Pebble Light in the Darkness Deep in the Sahara Red Kite Blue Kite Yes! We Are Latinos!

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Lady Banks' {Book} Trailer Park:
Squirrel Meets Chipmunk

Squirrel Meets Chipmunk

If animals were more like us
If mice kept pets and toads could cuss…

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Read This! Okra Picks & Recommended Reading from Southern Booksellers

Okra Picks

From the Okra Picks

The Invention of Wings
By Sue Monk Kidd

read the first chapter!

The Invention of WingsHetty "Handful" Grimke, an urban slave in early nineteenth century Charleston, yearns for life beyond the suffocating walls that enclose her within the wealthy Grimke household. The Grimke's daughter, Sarah, has known from an early age she is meant to do something large in the world, but she is hemmed in by the limits imposed on women. 

Kidd's sweeping novel is set in motion on Sarah's eleventh birthday, when she is given ownership of ten year old Handful, who is to be her handmaid. We follow their remarkable journeys over the next thirty five years, as both strive for a life of their own, dramatically shaping each other's destinies and forming a complex relationship marked by guilt, defiance, estrangement and the uneasy ways of love. 
As the stories build to a riveting climax, Handful will endure loss and sorrow, finding courage and a sense of self in the process. Sarah will experience crushed hopes, betrayal, unrequited love, and ostracism before leaving Charleston to find her place alongside her fearless younger sister, Angelina, as one of the early pioneers in the abolition and women's rights movements. 

Inspired by the historical figure of Sarah Grimke, Kidd goes beyond the record to flesh out the rich interior lives of all of her characters, both real and invented, including Handful's cunning mother, Charlotte, who courts danger in her search for something better. 

More Okra Picks!

Read This! Recommendations from Southern Indie Booksellers

Young Adult Books from the 2014 SIBA Book Award Long List:

13th Sign
Kristin O'Donnell Tubb  Feiwel & Friends

The Madman's Daughter
Megan Shepherd Balzer + Bray

The Moon and More 
Sarah Dessen Viking Juvenile

Prisoner B-3087
Alan Gratz Scholastic

Shades of Earth: An Across the Universe Novel 
Beth Revis Razorbill

Theodore Boone: The Activist
John Grisham Dutton Juvenile

Tower of the Five Orders
Deron Hicks Houghton Mifflin

What I Came to Tell You 
Tommy Hays Egmont USA

13th Sign The Madman's Daughter The Moon and More Prisoner B-3087 Shades of Earth Theodore Boone The Activist Tower of the Five Orders What I Came to Tell You

More recommended reading from southern bookstores

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Southern Indie Bestsellers

For the week ending March 16, 2014. Books on the Southern Indie Bestseller List that are southern in nature or have been recently recommended by southern indie booksellers.

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


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

3. Still Life With Bread Crumbs
Anna Quindlen, Random House, $26, 9781400065752
4. Redeployment
Phil Klay, Penguin Press, $26.95, 9781594204999
5. Sycamore Row
John Grisham, Doubleday, $28.95, 9780385537131
6. The Husband's Secret
Liane Moriarty, Amy Einhorn Books, $25.95, 9780399159343
7. Bone Deep Randy
Wayne White, Putnam Adult, $26.95, 9780399158131
okra8. This Dark Road to Mercy
Wiley Cash, Morrow, $25.99, 9780062088253

9. The Martian
Andy Weir, Crown, $24, 9780804139021
okra10. Long Man
Amy Greene, Knopf, $25.95, 9780307593436

11. The Museum of Extraordinary Things
Alice Hoffman, Scribner, $27.99, 9781451693560
12. Be Careful What You Wish for
Jeffrey Archer, St. Martin's, $27.99, 9781250034489
13. Stone Cold
C.J. Box, Putnam Adult, $26.95, 9780399160769
14. Ripper Isabel
Allende, Harper, $28.99, 9780062291400
15. The Signature of All Things
Elizabeth Gilbert, Viking, $28.95, 9780670024858


1. You Can Date Boys When You're Forty: Dave Barry on Parenting and Other Topics He Knows Very Little about
Dave Barry, Putnam, $26.95, 9780399165948
2. Everything I Need to Know I Learned From a Little Golden Book
Diane Muldrow, Golden Books, $9.99, 9780307977618
3. Grain Brain
David Perlmutter, Little Brown, $27, 9780316234801
4. Uganda Be Kidding Me
Chelsea Handler, Grand Central, $27, 9781455599738
5. The Boys in the Boat
Daniel James Brown, Viking, $28.95, 9780670025817
6. Where Nobody Knows Your Name: Life in the Minor Leagues of Baseball
John Feinstein, Doubleday, $26.95, 9780385535939
7. The Sixth Extinction
Elizabeth Kolbert, Holt, $28, 9780805092998
8. Duty
Robert M. Gates, Knopf, $35, 9780307959478
9. David and Goliath
Malcolm Gladwell, Little Brown, $29, 9780316204361
10. Killing Jesus
Bill O'Reilly, Martin Dugard, Holt, $28, 9780805098549
11. Blood Will Out: The True Story of a Murder, a Mystery, and a Masquerade
Walter Kirn, Liveright, $25.95, 9780871404510
12. The Future of the Mind
Michio Kaku, Doubleday, $28.95, 9780385530828
13. Things That Matter
Charles Krauthammer, Crown Forum, $28, 9780385349178
14. Jesus Calling
Sarah Young, Integrity, $15.99, 9781591451884
15. HRC 
Jonathan Allen, Amie Parnes, Crown, $26, 9780804136754


1. Where'd You Go, Bernadette
Maria Semple, Back Bay, $14.99, 9780316204262
2. Me Before You
Jojo Moyes, Penguin, $16, 9780143124542
3. Life After Life
Kate Atkinson, Back Bay, $18, 9780316176491
okra4. Z: A Novel of Zelda Fitzgerald Therese
Anne Fowler, St. Martin's Griffin, $15.99, 9781250028662

5. Cockroaches
Jo Nesbo, Vintage, $14.95, 9780345807151
6. The Light Between
Oceans M.L. Stedman, Scribner, $16, 9781451681758
7. Dear Life
Alice Munro, Vintage, $15.95, 9780307743725
8. Orphan Train
Christina Baker Kline, Morrow, $14.99, 9780061950728
okra9. A Land More Kind Than Home
Wiley Cash, Morrow, $14.99, 9780062088239

10. Tenth of December
George Saunders, Random House, $15, 9780812984255
11. The Great Gatsby
F.Scott Fitzgerald, Scribner, $15, 9781451689433
12. Americanah Chimamanda
Ngozi Adichie, Anchor, $15.95, 9780307455925
13. The Aviator's Wife
Melanie Benjamin, Bantam, $15, 9780345528681
14. Mr. Penumbra's 24-Hour Bookstore
Robin Sloan, Picador, $15, 9781250037756
15. A Tale for the Time Being
Ruth Ozeki, Penguin, $16, 9780143124870


1. The Monuments Men
Robert M. Edsel, Back Bay, $17, 9780316240055
2. The Girls of Atomic City: The Untold Story of the Women Who Helped Win World War II
Denise Kiernan, Touchstone, $16, 9781451617535
3. 12 Years a Slave
Solomon Northup, Penguin, $16, 9780143125419
4. Wild
Cheryl Strayed, Vintage, $15.95, 9780307476074
5. Lone Survivor
Marcus Luttrell, Back Bay, $17, 9780316324106
6. Outliers
Malcolm Gladwell, Back Bay, $16.99, 9780316017930
7. Hyperbole and a Half
Allie Brosh, Touchstone, $17.99, 9781451666175
8. Quiet
Susan Cain, Broadway, $16, 9780307352156
9. Orange Is the New Black
Piper Kerman, Spiegel & Grau, $16, 9780812986181
10. Heaven Is for Real
Todd Burpo, Thomas Nelson, $16.99, 9780849946158
11. The Gifts of Imperfection
Brene Brown, Hazelden, $14.95, 9781592858491
12. Wave
Sonali Deraniyagala, Vintage, $15, 9780345804310
13. Show Your Work!
Austin Kleon, Workman, $11.95, 9780761178972
14. Gift From the Sea
Anne Morrow Lindbergh, Pantheon, $9.95, 9780679732419
15. In Cold Blood
Truman Capote, Vintage, $15, 9780679745587


1. To Kill a Mockingbird
Harper Lee, Grand Central, $7.99, 9780446310789
2. A Game of Thrones
George R.R. Martin, Bantam, $9.99, 9780553593716
3. A Dance With Dragons
George R.R. Martin, Bantam, $9.99, 9780553582017
4. The Catcher in the Rye
J.D. Salinger, Little Brown, $6.99, 9780316769488
5. A Clash of Kings
George R.R. Martin, Bantam, $9.99, 9780345535429
6. 1984
George Orwell, Signet, $9.99, 9780451524935
7. Six Years
Harlan Coben, Signet, $9.99, 9780451414113
8. Lord of the Flies
William Golding, Berkley, $9.99, 9780399501487
9. The Diary of a Young Girl
Anne Frank, Bantam, $7.99, 9780553577129
10. A Storm of Swords
George R.R. Martin, Bantam, $9.99, 9780345543981


1. Pete the Cat: Big Easter Adventure
Kimberly Dean, James Dean, Harper, $9.99, 9780062198679
2. Goodnight Moon
Margaret Wise Brown, Clement Hurd (Illus.), Harper, $8.99, 9780694003617
3. Goodnight Songs: Illustrated by Twelve Award-Winning Picture Book Artists
Margaret Wise Brown, Sterling, $17.95, 9781454904465
4. Pat the Bunny
Dorothy Kunhardt, Golden, $9.99, 9780307120007
5. Frozen
Victoria Saxon, Grace Lee (Illus.), Random House/Disney, $3.99, 9780736430517
6. The Day the Crayons Quit
Drew Daywalt, Oliver Jeffers (Illus.), Philomel, $17.99, 9780399255373
7. The Very Hungry Caterpillar
Eric Carle, Putnam, $10.99, 9780399226908
8. Green Eggs and Ham
Dr. Seuss, Random House, $8.99, 9780394800165
9. Pete the Cat and His Magic Sunglasses
James Dean, Kimberly Dean, Harper, $17.99, 9780062275561
10. Hi, Koo!: A Year of Seasons line-height: normal
Jon J Muth, Scholastic, $17.99, 9780545166683


1. The Fault in Our Stars
John Green, Dutton, $17.99, 9780525478812
2. The Book Thief
Markus Zusak, Knopf, $12.99, 9780385754729
3. Looking for Alaska
John Green, Speak, $9.99, 9780142402511
4. Wonder
R.J. Palacio, Knopf, $15.99, 9780375869020
5. Paper Towns
John Green, Speak, $9.99, 9780142414934
okra6. The Ghosts of Tupelo Landing
Sheila Turnage, Kathy Dawson Books, $16.99, 9780803736719

7. Rush Revere and the First Patriots: Time-Travel Adventures with Exceptional Americans
Rush Limbaugh, Threshold Editions, $19.99, 9781476755885
8. An Abundance of Katherines
John Green, Speak, $9.99, 9780142410707
okra9. Three Times Lucky
Sheila Turnage, Puffin, $7.99, 9780142426050

10. Flora and Ulysses: The Illuminated Adventures
Kate DiCamillo, K.G. Campbell (Illus.), Candlewick, $17.99, 9780763660406


1. Divergent
Veronica Roth, Katherine Tegen Books, $9.99, 9780062289858
2. Insurgent(Divergent, #2)
Veronica Roth, Katherine Tegen Books, $17.99, 9780062024046
3. Allegiant (Divergent, #3)
Veronica Roth, Katherine Tegen Books, $19.99, 9780062024060
4. Princess Labelmaker to the Rescue! (An Origami Yoda Book)
Tom Angleberger, Amulet, $13.95, 9781419710520
5. Big Nate: In the Zone
Lincoln Peirce, Harper, $13.99, 9780061996658
6. Hollow City (The Second Novel of Miss Peregrine's Peculiar Children)
Ransom Riggs, Quirk, $17.99, 9781594746123
7. The Lightning Thief (Percy Jackson and the Olympians, Book)
Rick Riordan, Hyperion, $7.99, 9781423134947
8. Mockingjay (The Final Book of the Hunger Games)
Suzanne Collins, Scholastic, $12.99, 9780545663267
9. Timmy Failure: Now Look What You've Done
Stephan Pastis, Candlewick, $14.99, 9780763660512
10. Catching Fire (The Second Book of the Hunger Games)
Suzanne Collins, Scholastic, $12.99, 9780545586177

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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.

Sycamore Row
Bone Deep
This Dark Road to Mercy
Be Careful What You Wish for
The Signature of All Things
Where Nobody Knows Your Name: Life in the Minor Leagues of Baseball
Killing Jesus
Things That Matter
Jesus Calling
A Land More Kind Than Home
A Land More Kind Than Home
The Great Gatsby
The Aviator's Wife
Heaven Is for Real
The Gifts of Imperfection
Gift From the Sea
In Cold Blood
Six Years
Lord of the Flies
The Diary of a Young Girl
Pete the Cat and His Magic Sunglasses


Events at Southen Indie Bookstores 

Letra Urbana Encuentros @ Books and Books - Gisela Savdie  (other event)
03/29/2014, 04:00 pm
Books & Books Inc.

The Novelexperience Event  (other event)
03/29/2014, 10:00 am
Eagle Eye Bookshop

Jennifer McQuiston signs, Moonlight On My Mind  (author appearance)
Jennifer McQuiston
03/29/2014, 01:00 pm
Eagle Eye Bookshop

Pensters & Poetic Presence Poetry Reading  (writers group)
03/29/2014, 12:00 pm
Page & Palette
Fairhope, AL

Book Signing: Welcome to the Exclusive Zone by Zachary Cross  (author appearance)
Zachary Cross
03/29/2014, 01:00 pm
Bible Emporium
North Miami, FL

Joan Kornblatt- I See Colors  (author appearance)
Joan Kornblatt
03/29/2014, 12:00 pm
G.J. Ford Bookshop
St. Simons Island, GA

C. S. Harris: Why Kings Confess  (author appearance)
C. S. Harris
03/29/2014, 01:00 pm
Garden District Book Shop
New Orleans, LA

A Boy Called Combustion by Bill Keeton  (author appearance)
Bill Keeton
03/29/2014, 01:00 pm
Lemuria Books

D.J. MacHale signs STORM  (author appearance)
D.J. MacHale
03/29/2014, 03:00 pm
Square Books
Oxford, MS

A Discussion on Self Care and Caring for the Injured  (author appearance)
Deborah Schlag
03/29/2014, 03:00 pm
City Lights Bookstore
Sylva, NC

Natalie Goldberg discusses her new book on writing and creativity, Living Color: Painting, Writing, and the Bones of Seeing  (author appearance)
03/29/2014, 02:00 pm
Flyleaf Books
Chapel Hill, NC

Jessica Brody
03/29/2014, 07:00 pm
Malaprop's Bookstore/Cafe
Asheville, NC

McIntyre's Books Author Events Bart Ehrman – How Jesus Became God  (author appearance)
Bart Ehrman
03/29/2014, 11:00 am
McIntyre's Fine Books
Pittsboro, NC

CarolinaKinder's Storytime  (other event)
03/29/2014, 10:30 am
Quail Ridge Books & Music
Raleigh, NC

Salon@615 with Susan Minot and Lorrie Moore  (author appearance)
Lorrie Moore
03/29/2014, 04:00 pm
Parnassus Books
Nashville, TN

Author Appearance  (author appearance)
Barbara Fleisher
03/30/2014, 02:00 pm
Sarasota, FL

Bruce DeSilva Booksigning   (author appearance)
Bruce DeSilva
03/30/2014, 05:00 pm
Murder on the Beach Mystery Bookstore
Delray Beach, FL

Author event: Anne Marie Thompson - Audiation  (author appearance)
Anne Marie Thompson
03/30/2014, 02:00 pm
Park Road Books
Charlotte, NC

César Vidal - Mahoma, el guía   (author appearance)
César Vidal
03/31/2014, 06:30 pm
Books & Books Inc.

Reader's Circle Book Club -- Before Women Had Wings  (book club)
03/31/2014, 09:00 am
Copperfish Books

Science Fiction Book Club  (book club)
03/31/2014, 07:00 pm
Nightbird Books
Fayetteville, AR

Patrick Allitt Book Signing  (author appearance)
Patrick Allitt
03/31/2014, 07:15 pm
A Cappella Books
Atlanta, GA

Ashton Lee (Rob Kuehine) signs THE READING CIRCLE  (author appearance)
Ashton Lee
03/31/2014, 05:00 pm
Square Books
Oxford, MS

Politics of Food Book Club  (book club)
03/31/2014, 07:00 pm
Malaprop's Bookstore/Cafe
Asheville, NC

Author event: Carole Radziwell - The Widow's Guide to Sex and Dating  (author appearance)
Carole Radziwell
03/31/2014, 07:00 pm
Park Road Books
Charlotte, NC

Parnassus Book Club with special guest Margaret Wrinkle, author of Wash  (author appearance)
Margaret Wrinkle
03/31/2014, 06:30 pm
Parnassus Books
Nashville, TN

Michelle Richmond  (author appearance)
Michelle Richmond
04/01/2014, 01:00 pm
Page & Palette
Fairhope, AL

BEN MONTGOMERY discusses and signs GRANDMA GATEWOOD'S WALK  (author appearance)
Ben Montgomery
04/01/2014, 07:00 pm
Inkwood Books
Tampa, FL

BEATRIZ WILLIAMS presents A Hundred Summers  (author appearance)
Beatriz Williams
04/01/2014, 06:00 pm
Vero Beach Book Center
Vero Beach, FL

Michael Saag Book Signing  (author appearance)
Michael Saag
04/01/2014, 07:00 pm
A Cappella Books
Atlanta, GA

Nevada Barr: Destroyer Angel  (author appearance)
Nevada Barr
04/01/2014, 06:00 pm
Garden District Book Shop
New Orleans, LA

1718 Society - The Columns Hotel  (other event)
04/01/2014, 07:00 pm
Maple Street Book Shop
New Orleans, LA

The First Tuesday Book Club   (book club)
04/01/2014, 07:00 pm
Maple Street Book Shop
New Orleans, LA

Edward Slingerland discusses Trying Not To Try: The Art and Science of Spontaneity  (author appearance)
Edward Slingerland
04/01/2014, 07:00 pm
Flyleaf Books
Chapel Hill, NC

Alexandra Duncan Book Launch  (author appearance)
Alexandra Duncan
04/01/2014, 05:00 pm
Malaprop's Bookstore/Cafe
Asheville, NC

04/01/2014, 07:00 pm
Malaprop's Bookstore/Cafe
Asheville, NC

Wild Book Club  (book club)
04/01/2014, 07:00 pm
Malaprop's Bookstore/Cafe
Asheville, NC

Park Road Books book club - Ordinary Grace by William Kent Krueger  (book club)
04/01/2014, 06:30 pm
Park Road Books
Charlotte, NC

Frances Mayes  (author appearance)
Frances Mayes
04/01/2014, 07:30 pm
Quail Ridge Books & Music
Raleigh, NC

Artist Amy Kindred  (author appearance)
Amy Kindred
04/02/2014, 05:30 pm
Copperfish Books

Dr. Jonathan Schanzer, Vice President of Research—Foundation for Defense of Democracies  (author appearance)
Jonathan Schanzer
04/02/2014, 07:30 pm
Eagle Eye Bookshop

BEATRIZ WILLIAMS  (author appearance)
Beatriz Williams
04/02/2014, 12:00 pm
Page & Palette
Fairhope, AL

BOB ZIELSDORF presents Sealed With A Kiss  (author appearance)
Bob Zielsdorf
04/02/2014, 06:00 pm
Vero Beach Book Center
Vero Beach, FL

Finding The College That Best Fits Your Teen And Your Wallet--a community workshop for high schoolers and parents  (other event)
04/02/2014, 07:30 pm
Charis Books & More
Atlanta, GA

Reading Between the Wines   (book club)
04/02/2014, 07:00 pm
Maple Street Book Shop
New Orleans, LA

Autism Book Club  (book club)
04/02/2014, 12:00 pm
Malaprop's Bookstore/Cafe
Asheville, NC

Malaprop's Book Club  (book club)
04/02/2014, 07:00 pm
Malaprop's Bookstore/Cafe
Asheville, NC

PRESIDENT JIMMY CARTER  (author appearance)
Jimmy Carter
04/02/2014, 12:00 pm
Quail Ridge Books & Music
Raleigh, NC

Edward Slingerland  (author appearance)
Edward Slingerland
04/02/2014, 07:00 pm
Regulator Bookshop
durham, NC

Robert Morgan THE ROAD FROM GAP CREEK  (author appearance)
Robert Morgan
04/02/2014, 05:00 pm
The Country Bookshop
Southern Pines, NC

Sam Uhl hosts The Cheerful Word  (other event)
04/03/2014, 11:00 am
Fountainhead Bookstore

Suzanne Rindell  (author appearance)
Suzanne Rindell
04/03/2014, 01:00 pm
Page & Palette
Fairhope, AL

JOHN HENRY FLEMING with SONGS FOR THE DEAF  (author appearance)
John Henry Fleming
04/03/2014, 07:00 pm
Inkwood Books
Tampa, FL

CHRIS PAVONE presents The Accident  (author appearance)
Chris Pavone
04/03/2014, 06:00 pm
Vero Beach Book Center
Vero Beach, FL

Drinking From a Bitter Cup: a Southern Novel of Redemption by Angela Jackson-Brown  (author appearance)
Angela Jackson-Brown
04/03/2014, 07:30 pm
Charis Books & More
Atlanta, GA

Beatriz Williams, A Hundred Summers  (author appearance)
Beatriz Williams
04/03/2014, 06:30 pm
FoxTale Book Shoppe
Woodstock, GA

Eva Augustin Rumpf - In Liberty's Name  (author appearance)
Eva Augustin Rumpf
04/03/2014, 06:00 pm
Maple Street Book Shop
New Orleans, LA

Declutter Your Home and Your Heart with Lauren Rosenfeld  (author appearance)
Lauren Rosenfeld
04/03/2014, 07:00 pm
Malaprop's Bookstore/Cafe
Asheville, NC

Cooks & Books: Lunch with Michael Ruhlman  (author appearance)
Michael Ruhlman
04/03/2014, 01:00 pm
McIntyre's Fine Books
Pittsboro, NC

Frances Mayes  (author appearance)
Frances Mayes
04/03/2014, 07:00 pm
Regulator Bookshop
durham, NC

First Friday Author Round Up - Judy Diller, Fred Marchman, Charles Price & Liz Story  (author appearance)
Fred Marchman
04/04/2014, 06:00 pm
Page & Palette
Fairhope, AL

Michael Grabell, Aran Donovan, and Anne Marie Rooney - Best New Poets - Uptown  (author appearance)
Anne Marie Rooney
04/04/2014, 06:00 pm
Maple Street Book Shop
New Orleans, LA

BEATRIZ WILLIAMS  (author appearance)
Beatriz Williams
04/04/2014, 07:00 pm
Malaprop's Bookstore/Cafe
Asheville, NC

First Friday Art Walk! Carolyn Peel and JG Sauls  (author appearance)
John Sauls
04/04/2014, 05:00 am
Page After Page
Elizabeth City, NC

N.P. Simpson’s B.O.Q.  (author appearance)
N.P. Simpson
04/04/2014, 07:30 pm
Quail Ridge Books & Music
Raleigh, NC

Authors Round the South

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