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{Lucky black-eyes and a craving for whiskey.}

In which Mr. Jerry Lee Lewis comes out jumpin', Mr. Fred Thompson has some lucky black-eyes, and Mr. Sean Brock explains why a craving for whiskey is in every Southerner's DNA.

December 28, 2014

Dearest Readers,

So how was your reading year? Her ladyship, the editor, fell somewhat short in the quantity of the books she wished to read, but since this is an annual occurance, she can hardly find in it reason to be disappointed. A year that included books like Wayfaring Strangers, Charles Portis's True Grit, Beth Macy's Factory Man, a new collection from Ron Rash, and Rick Bragg's recounting of the Jerry Lee Lewis version of his own life is not, in any sense, a bad year for books.

The website The Millions asked a series of writers "how was your reading year?", and here's what the southerners on their list said:

Ron Rash

The Narrow Road to the Deep NorthI’ve read several excellent novels this year, including Marilyn Robinson’sjustly acclaimed Lila, but the novel that truly dazzled me was Richard Flanagan’s The Narrow Road to the Deep North. The writing throughout is superb, and at times so vivid that I felt unmoored from my own world and completely in the author’s. The questions the novel tackles are the big ones, including what are the best and worst of what we humans can be, or become. Flanagan’s book blasts apart the canard that realism in fiction is played out. The Narrow Road to the Deep North is not a perfect novel, but I believe it is a great one. As J.M. Coetzee says of the fiction that truly matters, “it is the battle pitched on the highest ground.”

Darcey Steinke

The Little LocksmithFirst published in 1942, The Little Locksmith, by Katherine Butler Hathaway, is a book of great charm and grace. I don’t think I’ve read a book as intensely charming since, as a teenager, sunning myself on the deck of my ranch house, I read Nine Stories by J.D. Salinger. Charm, that most illusive of literary qualities only affects me when it is undercut by deep sorrow. It’s hard to imagine a story that begins as grimly as Hathaways. In 1895, a doctor straps five-year-old Katherine to a board so she won’t become a hunchback. The story moves through her struggle to find a meaningful life despite her bodily limitations. She is honest about her frustrated sexual desire and her longing for a house of her own. Hathaway writes with precision and spiritual dignity, giving advice that jumps off the page and directly into the heart. “It is only by following your deepest instinct that you can lead a rich life, and if you let fear of consequences prevent you from following your deepest  instincts, then your life will be safe, expedient and thin.”

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.

Fred Thompson's Southern SidesGood Luck Black-Eyes

If I didn't eat black-eyed peas on New Year's Day, my mother would have a pure hissy fit. It's been a tradition for as long as I can remember. Hers were a little plainer than this recipe, but I think you'll find the additions welcome.

3 strips of bacon
1 small red bell pepper cut into small dice
1/2 fennel head, cut into small dice
4 carrots, peeled and cut into small dice
2 celery stalks, cut into small dice
1/2 cup diced onion
4 garlic cloves, minced
1 teaspoon red wine vinegar
3 sprigs thyme, tied
2 sage leavves
2 bay leaves
1 pound dried black-eyed peas
6 cups water
kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper

1. Heat the bacon in a large saute pan over medium heat. Cook until the bacon is crisp, 5-8 minutes. Remove the bacon, leaving he fat, drain on paper towels, and crumble.

2. Add the peppers, fennel, carrots, celery, onions, and garlic to the pan. Saute until tender, 6-7 minutes. Pour everything from the pan into a slow-cooker. Add the vinegar, herbs, peas are tender but still retain their shape Remove the thyme and bay leaves and discard. Season with salt and pepepr, garnish with bacon, and serve hot or at room temperature. 

--Fred Thompson's Southern Sides, (UNC Press, 2012) 9780807835708

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Book & Author Gossip

NC names new poet laureate

FiddleDeeDeeGov. Pat McCrory announced the state’s new poet laureate Monday, five months after the previous poet laureate resigned amid controversy over her selection. Shelby Stephenson, a retired English professor, magazine editor and member of the North Carolina Literary Hall of Fame, will be installed during a public ceremony in February at the State Capitol. "Shelby Stephenson will represent the literary greatness of our state, especially through his upcoming work with helping nursing home residents express themselves through poetry," McCrory said in a statement. "We recognize that we didn't follow the traditional process during the last selection. However, this time my appointment comes from the strong recommendation of Secretary (of Cultural Resources Susan) Kluttz and the distinguished members of the selection panel. Mr. Stephenson's selection is a reflection of their excellent work, and North Carolina owes them a debt of gratitude."Something Rich and Strange

Sit down and listen

When a young Englishman travels deep into America's Appalachian Mountains in 1922, his head teems with fantasies of rustic life: men dressed in buckskin, holsters at their sides, boots and breeches on the women, saloons and cabins everywhere. He is conducting an ethnographic survey to record ballads that survive only in the minds of the oldest locals, and he finds an ancient matriarch who sings a song full of words that strike him as "pleasingly archaic." After he notices a tartan hanging on her wall, the Englishman proudly proclaims the clan name of his own Scottish ancestors. A sudden hostile hush falls over the room; their clans were ancient enemies. His hosts want him to hear one more song, a ballad that memorializes the massacre of their ancestors by his. He tries to leave, but they issue a simple order: "Sit down and listen."

TBIB getting a facelift

While TBIB is nearly 40 years old, Crawley said the building itself is roughly 100 years old, and with many facets of the structure, including things like lighting and heating and air, being more than 50 years old, bringing this shop into the 21st century isn't going to be easy or cheap. But Crawley is confident the local community, as well as people throughout Arkansas and the rest of the country, will be more than willing to help restore this legendary independent bookstore.Citizen's Creek

Lalita Tademy

"People would spit at me every day when I went into school," Lalita Tademy recalls. Hers was the first black family to make their home in Castro Valley, California, just south of Oakland, in the 1940s and 50s. "They made it very known that they wanted us out."  But Tademy persevered. She read voraciously and excelled academically. She won scholarships, she climbed the corporate ladder, and in the midst of the first great tech boom, Tademy occupied a position that remains rare for female minorities: she was an executive at a Silicon Valley powerhouse, Sun Microsystems.  And then she quit.

Books & Books, Coral Gables, Florida.

This Miami-area bookstore is especially known for its great selection of art titles and is housed in a stunning building from the 1920′s. “No local author considers himself “made” until he’s read at Books & Books, and no lit-minded visitor considers a vacation complete until he’s browsed for autographed stock in at least one of the stores,” CBS Local writes, adding that the store has constant special events.Jerry Lee Lewis

The Killer

His first day on earth was indicative of what was to follow. Lewis was born Sept. 29, 1935, in Ferriday, La., as the attending doctor slept off a dose of pre-partum liquor served up by Lewis’s father, Elmo, who yanked his breached offspring into the world without apparent harm. “I come out jumpin,’ ” Lewis fondly recalls, “an’ I been jumpin’ ever since.”


A craving for whiskey

Heritage“In the South”, Sean Brock writes in his new book Heritage, “we sure do enjoy a good party. Cocktails and spirits have always been a way for us to make people feel comfortable when they pay us a visit.” Raised in Virginia, in a “coalfield town with no restaurants or stoplights”, Brock went on to open three restaurants of his own, McCrady’s and Husk in Charleston, and Husk in Nashville. At Husk, Brock has what he calls a “great wall of bourbon” — hundreds of old bottles that he has collected. “I think a craving for whiskey is in every Southerner’s DNA.” Here are a couple of the cocktails you might find at Brock’s restaurants; a taste of the celebratory Southern spirit.

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Lady Banks {Book} Trailer Park

Kristin Lippert-Martin reads from Tabula Rasa

Tabula RasaWhen Sarah wakes up from a memory elimination operation it seems that something has gone wrong. Instead of the intended effects she starts to remember snatches of her past. That's something that the harsh governors of her country don't want to happen. Was Sarah a vigilante or an urban terrorist? Could this operation actually be what saves her from a life as a mindless drone? Sarah is forced to starts a crazy battle for her life within the walls of her hospital-turned-prison.

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Read This! Recommended Reading from Southern Booksellers

Okra Picks

From the Okra Picks

Winter is the time for Okra!

Columbia, SC – Although winter is a time for enjoying the year’s harvest, here in the South we’re still picking Okra! The Winter 2015 Okra Picks have just been announced--the best southern lit, fresh off the vine. All the chosen books have a strong Southern focus and are published between January and March, 2015, and all of them have fans among Southern indie booksellers; people who are always looking out for the next great writer who should be on your plate and in your TBR stack. So it is very likely the next time you visit your local Southern indie bookstore, someone will hand you one and say, “You’ve got to read this!”

The 2015 Winter Okra Picks

The Secret Wisdom of the Earth by Chris Scotton
9781455551927 | Grand Central Publishing | 01/06/2015 | 26.00

Hall of Small Mammals: Stories by Thomas Pierce
9781594632525 | Riverhead Books | 01/08/2015 | 27.95

Unbecoming by Rebecca Scherm
9780525427506 | Viking Books | 01/22/2015 | 27.95

Seeds of Freedom: The Peaceful Integration of Huntsville, Alabama by Hester Bass

9780763669195 |Candlewick Press (MA) | 01/27/2015 | 16.99

Miss Hazel and the Rosa Parks League by Jonathan Odell
9781940210049 | Maiden Lane Press | 02/04/2015 | 16.00

My Sunshine Away by M O Walsh
9780399169526 | Putnam Adult | 02/10/2015 | 26.95

Welcome to Braggsville by T. Geronimo Johnson
9780062302120 | William Morrow & Company | 02/17/2015 | 25.99

Sisters of Shiloh by Becky and Kathy Hepinstall
9780544400009 | Houghton Mifflin | 03/03/2015 | 24.00

Mosquitoland by David Arnold
9780451470775 | Viking Children's Books | 03/03/ 2015 | 17.99

A Season of Fear by Brian Freeman
9781623654078 | Quercus | 03/03/2015 | 26.99

Soil by Jamie Kornegay
9781476750811 |Simon & Schuster | 03/10/2015 | 26.00

Blackbird Fly by Erin Entrada Kelly
9780062238610 | Greenwillow Books | 03/24/2015 | 16.99

Okra Picks are chosen every season by Southern Independent Bookstores. For more information visit

More Okra Picks!

Recommended by Malaprop's in Asheville, NC

Malaprops nonfiction recommendations

Yes PleaseAmy talks about how she got into comedy, about working and being creative while raising kids, and about all the wonderful relationships she’s formed along the way. She talks a lot about self-acceptance, too, and her journey toward that — and the fact that it’s a constant battle, for most of us I think. It’s sweet, it’s sharp and it’s full of embarrassing pictures of Amy as she was growing up. In other words, it’s just about as perfect as a memoir can get.



Smoke Gets in Your EyesIt’s a strange thing to say about a book written about a woman’s time working in a crematorium, but Caitlin Doughty’s memoir, “Smoke Gets in Your Eyes and Other Lessons from the Crematory,” is a sweet and thoughtful look at the ways in which we view life and death. It’s an especially good book to read in winter, where the close of the warm seasons and the longer hours of darkness can sometimes make it feel like a time of dying.

Southern Indie Bestsellers

For the week ending December 21, 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. Gray Mountain
John Grisham, Doubleday, $28.95, 9780385537148
2. All the Light We Cannot See
Anthony Doerr, Scribner, $27, 9781476746586
3. Redeployment
Phil Klay, Penguin Press, $26.95, 9781594204999
4. The Escape
David Baldacci, Grand Central, $28, 9781455521197
okra5. Somewhere Safe With Somebody Good
Jan Karon, Putnam Adult, $27.95, 9780399167447

6. Revival
Stephen King, Scribner, $30, 9781476770383
7. Let Me Be Frank With You
Richard Ford, Ecco, $27.99, 9780061692062
8. Lila
Marilynne Robinson, FSG, $26, 9780374187613
9. Something Rich and Strange: Selected Stories
Ron Rash, Ecco, $27.99, 9780062349347
10. The Goldfinch
Donna Tartt, Little Brown, $30, 9780316055437
11. The Narrow Road to the Deep North
Richard Flanagan, Knopf, $26.95, 9780385352857
12. The Burning Room
Michael Connelly, Little Brown, $28, 9780316225939
13. The Boston Girl
Anita Diamant, Scribner, $26, 9781439199350
14. Prince Lestat
Anne Rice, Knopf, $28.95, 9780307962522
okra15. The Invention of Wings
Sue Monk Kidd, Viking, $27.95, 9780670024780


1. Killing Patton
Bill O'Reilly, Martin Dugard, Holt, $30, 9780805096682
okra2. Jerry Lee Lewis: His Own Story
Rick Bragg, Jerry Lee Lewis, Harper, $27.99, 9780062078223

3. Good Dog: True Stories of Love, Loss, and Loyalty
David Dibenedetto, Harperwave, $25.99, 9780062242358
4. Yes Please
Amy Poehler, Dey Street, $28.99, 9780062268341
5. Small Victories
Anne Lamott, Riverhead, $22.95, 9781594486296
6. 41: A Portrait of My Father
George W. Bush, Crown, $28, 9780553447781
7. Make It Ahead
Ina Garten, Clarkson Potter, $35, 9780307464880
8. Winners Dream: A Journey from Corner Store to Corner Office
Bill McDermott, S&S, $28, 9781476761084
9. The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up
Marie Kondo, Ten Speed Press, $16.99, 9781607747307
10. Everything I Need to Know I Learned From a Little Golden Book
Diane Muldrow, Golden Books, $9.99, 9780307977618
11. Everything I Need to Know About Christmas I Learned From a Little Golden Book
Diane Muldrow, Golden Books, $9.99, 9780553497359
12. Being Mortal
Atul Gawande, Metropolitan, $26, 9780805095159
13. Rebel Yell
S.C. Gwynne, Scribner, $35, 9781451673289
14. What If?
Randall Munroe, Houghton Mifflin, $24, 9780544272996
15. The Innovators
Walter Isaacson, S&S, $35, 9781476708690


1. The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry
Gabrielle Zevin, Algonquin, $14.95, 9781616204518
2. Orphan Train
Christina Baker Kline, Morrow, $14.99, 9780061950728
3. The Martian
Andy Weir, Broadway, $15, 9780553418026
4. Gone Girl
Gillian Flynn, Broadway, $15, 9780553418361
5. The Strange Library
Haruki Murakami, Knopf, $18, 9780385354301
6. The Rosie Project
Graeme Simsion, S&S, $15.99, 9781476729091
7. The Best American Short Stories 2014
Jennifer Egan, Heidi Pitlor (Eds.), Mariner, $14.95, 9780547868868
8. Where'd You Go, Bernadette
Maria Semple, Back Bay, $14.99, 9780316204262
9. Me Before You
Jojo Moyes, Penguin, $16, 9780143124542
10. The Luminaries
Eleanor Catton, Back Bay, $18, 9780316074292
11. The Alchemist (25th Anniversary Edition)
Paulo Coelho, HarperOne, $16.99, 9780062315007
12. Americanah
Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, Anchor, $15.95, 9780307455925
13. Still Life With Bread Crumbs
Anna Quindlen, Random House, $16, 9780812976892
okra14. This Dark Road to Mercy
Wiley Cash, Morrow, $14.99, 9780062088260

15. This Is Where I Leave You
Jonathan Tropper, Plume, $16, 9780142181713


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. The World Almanac and Book of Facts 2015
Sarah Janssen (Ed.), World Almanac, $13.99, 9781600571909
5. Really Important Stuff My Dog Has Taught Me
Cynthia L. Copeland, Workman, $12.95, 9780761181798
6. This Is the Story of a Happy Marriage
Ann Patchett, Harper Perennial, $15.99, 9780062236685
7. George Washington's Secret Six
Brian Kilmeade, Don Yaeger, Sentinel, $16, 9781595231109
8. Wreck This Journal
Keri Smith, Perigee, $15, 9780399161940
9. Let's Explore Diabetes With Owls
David Sedaris, Back Bay, $17, 9780316154703
10. Bad Feminist
Roxane Gay, Harper Perennial, $15.99, 9780062282712
11. The Heart of Everything That Is
Bob Drury, Tom Clavin, S&S, $17, 9781451654684
12. The Death of Santini: The Story of a Father and His Son
Pat Conroy, Dial Press, $16, 9780385343527
13. Pogue's Basics
David Pogue, Flatiron, $19.99, 9781250053480
14. Unlikely Heroes
Jennifer S. Holland, Workman, $13.95, 9780761174417
15. The Old Farmer's Almanac 2015
Old Farmer's Almanac, $7.95, 9781571986368


1. A Game of Thrones
George R.R. Martin, Bantam, $9.99, 9780553593716
2. Outlander
Diana Gabaldon, Dell, $9.99, 9780553393699
3. Gone Girl
Gillian Flynn, Broadway, $9.99, 9780553418354
4. A Clash of Kings
George R.R. Martin, Bantam, $9.99, 9780345535429
5. The Catcher in the Rye
J.D. Salinger, Little Brown, $8.99, 9780316769488
6. American Sniper
Chris Kyle, Scott McEwen, Harper, $9.99, 9780062376572
7. Sycamore Row
John Grisham, Dell, $9.99, 9780345543240
8. The Name of the Wind
Patrick Rothfuss, DAW, $8.99, 9780756404741
9. The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy
Douglas Adams, Del Rey, $7.99, 9780345391803
10. A Dance With Dragons
George R.R. Martin, Bantam, $9.99, 9780553582017


1. The Book With No Pictures
B.J. Novak, Dial, $17.99, 9780803741713
2. How the Grinch Stole Christmas
Dr. Seuss, Random House, $15, 9780394800790
3. The Day the Crayons Quit
Drew Daywalt, Oliver Jeffers (Illus.), Philomel, $17.99, 9780399255373
4. The Animals' Santa
Jan Brett, Putnam Juvenile, $17.99, 9780399257841
5. Goodnight Moon
Margaret Wise Brown, Clement Hurd (Illus.), Harper, $8.99, 9780694003617
6. Little Blue Truck's Christmas
Alice Schertle, Jill McElmurry (Illus.), Harcourt, $14.99, 9780544320413
7. Skippyjon Jones Snow What
Judy Schachner, Dial, $17.99, 9780803737891
8. Once Upon an Alphabet
Oliver Jeffers, Philomel, $26.99, 9780399167911
9. Mix It Up!
Herve Tullet, Chronicle, $15.99, 9781452137353
10. Little Blue Truck
Alice Schertle, Jill McElmurry (Illus.), Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, $6.99, 9780547248288


1. Unbroken (Young Adult Adaptation)
Laura Hillenbrand, Delacorte Press, $19.99, 9780385742511
2. If I Stay
Gayle Forman, Speak, $10.99, 9780147514530
3. Brown Girl Dreaming
Jacqueline Woodson, Nancy Paulsen Books, $16.99, 9780399252518
4. The Book Thief
Markus Zusak, Knopf, $12.99, 9780385754729
5. The Fault in Our Stars
John Green, Speak, $12.99, 9780142424179
6. We Were Liars
E. Lockhart, Delacorte, $17.99, 9780385741262
7. The Best Christmas Pageant Ever
Barbara Robinson, HarperTrophy, $5.99, 9780064402750
8. Rush Revere and the American Revolution
Rush Limbaugh, Threshold Editions, $19.99, 9781476789873
9. The Giver
Lois Lowry, Harcourt, $9.99, 9780544340688
10. Wonder
R.J. Palacio, Knopf, $16.99, 9780375869020


1. Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul
Jeff Kinney, Amulet, $13.95, 9781419711893
2. The Maze Runner
James Dashner, Delacorte, $10.99, 9780385385206
3. The Blood of Olympus (The Heroes of Olympus, Book Five)
Rick Riordan, Hyperion, $19.99, 9781423146735
4. The Scorch Trials (The Maze Runner, Book 2)
James Dashner, Ember, $9.99, 9780385738767
5. Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone
J.K.Rowling, Scholastic, $10.99, 9780590353427
6. The Mysterious Benedict Society
Trenton Lee Stewart, Little Brown, $8, 9780316003957
7. Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children
Ransom Riggs, Quirk, $10.99, 9781594746031
8. Insurgent (Divergent, #2)
Veronica Roth, Katherine Tegen Books, $17.99, 9780062024046
9. The Lightning Thief (Percy Jackson and the Olympians, Book 1)
Rick Riordan, Hyperion, $7.99, 9781423134947
10. Waiting Is Not Easy! (Elephant & Piggie )
Mo Willems, Disney/Hyperion, $8.99, 9781423199571

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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
Let Me Be Frank With You
Something Rich and Strange: Selected Stories
Prince Lestat
The Invention of Wings
Jerry Lee Lewis: His Own Story
Good Dog: True Stories of Love, Loss, and Loyalty
Winners Dream: A Journey from Corner Store to Corner Office
Rebel Yell
Where'd You Go, Bernadette
Me Before You
The Alchemist (25th Anniversary Edition)
This Dark Road to Mercy
This Is Where I Leave You
The Boys in the Boat
Wreck This Journal
Bad Feminist
The Death of Santini: The Story of a Father and His Son
Pogue's Basics
Unlikely Heroes
A Clash of Kings
The Catcher in the Rye
The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy
A Dance With Dragons
Mix It Up!
The Best Christmas Pageant Ever
Rush Revere and the American Revolution


Events at Southen Indie Bookstores

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

Coral Gables Gallery Night Opening - Mike Fernandez: Humbled by the Journey - Gables  (author appearance)
Mike Fernandez
01/02/2015, 07:00 pm
Books & Books Inc
Coral Gables, FL

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

Author Event: Putt Girl: Best Day Yet - Deborah Saunders  (author appearance)
Deborah Saunders
01/04/2015, 02:00 pm
Park Road Books
Charlotte, 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

Leon Logothetis signs The Kindness Diaries  (author appearance)
Leon Logothetis
01/06/2015, 07:00 pm
Eagle Eye Book Shop
Atlanta, GA

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

Bill Loehfelm: Doing the Devil's Work  (author appearance)
Bill Loehfelm
01/06/2015, 06:00 pm
Garden District Book Shop
New Orleans, LA

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

Colleen Oakley signs Before I Go  (author appearance)
Colleen Oakley
01/07/2015, 07:00 pm
Eagle Eye Book Shop
Atlanta, GA

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

J. Dana Trent -Saffron Cross  (author appearance)
J. Dana Trent
01/07/2015, 07:00 pm
Scuppernong Books
Greensboro, 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

The Vero Beach Writer's Guild  (writers group)
01/08/2015, 05:00 pm
Vero Beach Book Center
Vero Beach, FL

Stuart Smith: Crude Justice: How I Fought Big Oil and Won, and What You Should Know About the New Environmental Attack on America  (author appearance)
Stuart Smith
01/08/2015, 06:00 pm
Garden District Book Shop
New Orleans, LA

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

Alwyn Featherston- The Making of Heroes  (author appearance)
Alwyn Featherston
01/08/2015, 07:00 pm
Regulator Bookshop
durham, NC

Storytime Thursdays  (other event)
01/08/2015, 10:30 am
Fiction Addiction
Greenville, SC

Colleen Oakley Launch Party  (author appearance)
Colleen Oakley
01/08/2015, 06:30 pm
Fiction Addiction
Greenville, SC

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

FOR Y/A: Amie Kaufman & Meagan Spooner - This Shattered World - Gables  (author appearance)
Amie Kaufman
01/09/2015, 08:00 pm
Books & Books Inc
Coral Gables, FL

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

Bernie Schein -Famous All Over Town  (author appearance)
Bernie Schein
01/09/2015, 07:00 pm
Charlotte, NC

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

Ruth Little - Cameron Park  (author appearance)
Ruth Little
01/09/2015, 07:00 pm
Quail Ridge Books & Music
Raleigh, 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

FOR KIDS: Tinka Ellington Hooper - Hazel Wide Awake - Gables  (author appearance)
Tinka Ellington Hooper
01/10/2015, 10:30 am
Books & Books Inc
Coral Gables, FL

Dr. Michael K. Bagnell - Health Detectives - Gables  (author appearance)
Michael K. Bagnell
01/10/2015, 07:00 pm
Books & Books Inc
Coral Gables, FL

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

Brad Taylor Presents NO FORTUNATE SON: A Pike Logan Thriller  (author appearance)
Brad Taylor
01/10/2015, 04:00 pm
Vero Beach Book Center
Vero Beach, 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

Rosary O'Neill Speaks and Signs New Orleans Carnival Krewes: The History, Spirit, and Secrets of Mardi Gras  (author appearance)
Rosary O'Neill
01/10/2015, 11:00 pm
Pass Christian Books
Pass Christian, MS

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

Laura Wagner – Hold Tight, Don’t Let Go  (author appearance)
Laura Wagner
01/10/2015, 02:00 pm
McIntyre's Fine Books
Pittsboro, NC

Mette Ivie Harrison – The Bishop’s Wife with guest Orson Scott Card   (author appearance)
Mette Ivie Harrison
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

Author Event: Beyond Three Paths (#3 of the Beyond Series) - Maureen Miller  (author appearance)
Maureen Miller
01/11/2015, 02:00 pm
Park Road Books
Charlotte, NC

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