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{On grumpy old men and Elvis tattoos.}

In which her ladyship, the editor, prepares for a road trip, Jaki Shelton Green thinks about hands, Mr. Gary Snyder stops tending his bees long enough to write a letter, and Mr. Wendell Berry unhitches his horses long enough to pen a reply.

September 14, 2014

Dear readers,

While you are reading this her ladyship, the editor, is somewhere along Route 17 or Route 258, (which will depend on how early a start she gets and the anticipated traffic and accessibility of Cracker Barrel restaurants) going north to Norfolk. She is on her way to attend the "Fall in Love Discovery Show" hosted by the Southern Independent Booksellers Alliance -- an annual book show hosted for the industry to showcase new titles, new authors, and generally fascinating new trends in the book industry. You can see the schedule here:

And some of the authors who will be there here:

So her ladyship apologies for the brevity of this note, but right now she is extremely busy trying to decide two very important things: what shoes to pack, and what books she should bring to read on the trip.

And you can just wipe that look off your face. Of course she will be bringing books to the book show! Half the purpose of these shows is for people to get together to share what they are reading. One can hardly do that if one doesn't bring any books along. And besides, her ladyship has not left her house for even so much as a trip to the supermarket with a back up book in hand once in her life, and she has no intention of breaking the habit now. You never know when you are going to need something to read.

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.

Distant NeighborsWendell Berry & Gary Snyder

July 7, 1973

Dear Wendell--

Am reading Continuous Harmony in between building hen-house, tending bees, cutting firewood, and reading  La Barre's Ghost Dance. Sanity! Thank you for helping show that creativity and wisdom come from a base of sanity, not disorientation.

Gary Snyder

July 24, 1973

Dear Gary--

I'm happy to know my book meant something to you. It seems to have been ost, in the main, via publication. I have been reading with pleasure several booklets by you that Jack Shoemaker sent me. We bought an adjoining 40 acre farm last winter to have it from a speculator--which, gives us about 52 acres, a lot of work, a big debt, all in the rainiest summer on record. We decided to farm with horses instead of a tractor. All this adds up to a profound event. We'll be years, I think, learing what to make of it.

Thanks. May your household prosper.

Your friend,

--Distant Neighbors, The Selected Letters of Wendell Berry and Gary Snyder (Counterpoint, 2014) 9781619023055

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Book & Author Gossip

A musical journey

Wayfaring StrangersIt's no secret that a lot of what Americans know as country, folk or roots music was imported more or less directly from Scotland and Northern Ireland in the 1700s and early 1800s. Very few, however, have told this story so well, or so extensively, as Fiona Ritchie and Doug Orr in "Wayfaring Strangers," a gorgeous new coffee-table-sized volume from the University of North Carolina Press. 


Jaki Shelton Green named to NC Literary Hall of Fame

Dead on ArrivalGreen is a poet who thinks a lot about hands. She works a lot with non-traditional writers — “the other folk, the other writers,” she said. She often works with women on death row, and hands are an image she has them use to tell their stories and get into their memories, like the last time they brushed a daughter’s hair years before. 




Driftwood Tides

Driftwood TidesA best-selling author right from the get-go, Gina Holmes has just released her fourth novel, Driftwood Tides, which deals with a young woman searching for the birth mother that did not raise her. The book is set on the beach at Nags Head, where she doesn’t find her mother – but perhaps someone who could be her birth father. She also learns more about who she is, and about how to forgive. 


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STARS Authors

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.

Terri Ann Leidich

S.R. LewisS. R. Lewis has always had a passion for writing, and has written many pages of poetry, and lyrics to songs. She has worked in fields where she is called to make differences in people's lives. Her passion is for helping people develop faith in themselves. She is a Respect Life advocate who believes in the power of prayer, and in angels. She now resides in beautiful Virginia with her husband, daughters, and grandchildren. When she is not writing, researching, or reading, she can be found volunteering for numerous causes.

Request Terri Ann's for a book club or event

Terri Ann's Profile Page on STARS

Family InheritanceFamily Inheritance

Called to the bedside of their dying mother, three sisters reluctantly return to their childhood home in northern Minnesota. What should be a reunion of love and warmth is tainted by the ghosts of their childhood; their parents' farm is a place of painful memories. With their mother in a coma, Helene leaves behind a shell of a marriage in Atlanta---her country club lifestyle not at all what it seems. Alice has finally fled an abusive husband but is afraid her failing courage will put her children in danger. Waking up beside yet another stranger, Suzanne can no longer deny how an alcohol addiction may destroy everything she's worked for---an addiction that barely masks the terrible wounds on her soul. They may have escaped the farm, but Helene, Alice, and Suzanne find they are still perpetuating a cycle of pain, abuse, alcoholism, anger, fear, and bitterness. Seeing themselves through each other's eyes, the sisters are forced to confront their demons. Will they be able to tread through the wreckage of the past to create lives filled with hope, love, and triumph?.

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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Lady Banks {Book} Trailer Park

Liar, Temptress, Soldier, Spy

Liar, Temptress, Soldier, SpyIn Liar, Temptress, Soldier, Spy, bestselling author Karen Abbott tells the spellbinding true story of four women who risked everything--their homes, their families, and their very lives--during the Civil War.

Seventeen-year-old Belle Boyd, an avowed rebel with a dangerous temper, shot a Union soldier in her home and became a courier and spy for the Confederate army, using her considerable charms to seduce men on both sides. Emma Edmonds disguised herself as a man to enlist as a Union private named Frank Thompson, witnessing the bloodiest battles of the war and infiltrating enemy lines, all the while fearing that her past would catch up with her. The beautiful widow Rose O'Neal Greenhow engaged in affairs with powerful Northern politicians, used her young daughter to send information to Southern generals, and sailed abroad to lobby for the Confederacy, a journey that cost her more than she ever imagined. Elizabeth Van Lew, a wealthy Richmond abolitionist, hid behind her proper Southern manners as she orchestrated a far-reaching espionage ring--even placing a former slave inside the Confederate White House--right under the noses of increasingly suspicious rebel detectives.

Abbott's pulse-quickening narrative weaves the adventures of these four forgotten daredevils into the tumultuous landscape of a broken America, evoking a secret world that will surprise even the most avid enthusiasts of Civil War-era history. With a cast of real-life characters, including Nathaniel Hawthorne, General Stonewall Jackson, Detective Allan Pinkerton, Abraham and Mary Todd Lincoln, and Emperor Napoleon III, Liar, Temptress, Soldier, Spy shines a dramatic new light on these daring--and, until now, unsung--heroines.

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Read This! Okra Picks & Recommended Reading from Southern Booksellers

Okra Picks

From the Okra Picks

The Southern Foodie's Guide to the Pig
by Chris Chamberlain

The Southern Foodie's Guide to the PigChris Chamberlain, author of the popular "The Southern Foodie Cookbook," takes you back to the South for a tour of the restaurants that make the best pig dishes.

When Ben Franklin lobbied his fellow founding fathers to consider the wild turkey as our young country's national symbol, perhaps he should have considered the pig. Arguably the most democratic of all proteins, pork is welcome across the country from a gourmet pork belly dish on the menu of the toniest Charleston bistro to a whole hog roasting in a hole dug in the sand of a beach in LA (Lower Alabama).

Pork is also uniquely democratic in that it is a meat that is welcome at every meal. The old saw goes that when considering a breakfast of bacon and eggs, "the chicken is involved, but the pig is committed." While you may occasionally see a breakfast steak on the menu, the pig is the star of the morning meal. A thick-sliced smoked bologna purchased from a gas station deli in rural Tennessee is the perfect working man's lunch, unless you consider the ultimate demonstration of the nose-to-tail versatility of the pig, a snoot sandwich made from a boiled hog's nose slapped between two slices of white bread. Feel free not to consider that for too long...

"The Southern Foodie's Guide to the Pig" takes you on several journeys. An anatomic survey of the pig introduces readers to all the parts of this versatile animal and teaches procedures and recipes to prepare all sorts of wonderful dishes. A geographic tour of the Southern states will showcase restaurants in the region that have particular talents when it comes to pork. The chefs and pitmasters have shared some of their most sacred secrets, the actual recipes for the best pork, barbecue and bacon dishes that emerge from their kitchens. Finally, since man cannot live by pig alone (unfortunately), there is also a selection of recipes that are great accompaniments to the pork dishes contributed by the fifty Southern restaurants that are featured.

So feel free to keep a copy of this book in your glovebox to help you find the best place for an elegant meal in Atlanta or that hidden gem of a barbecue joint in Kentucky. Or get this book a little dirty in the kitchen as you take your own tour of the South's best pork dishes while you plan your meals for the week. Either way you use it, it's a journey well worth taking.

The Southern Foodie's Guide to the Pig

More Okra Picks!

Staff Picks from Park Road Books in Charlotte, NC

HeritageOne from me, Frazer, that isn't out yet, but you'll want to buy a copy for every foodie on your gift list: Heritage by brilliant Charleston chef Sean Brock. He's got two restaurants in Charleston--Husk and McCrady's--and another Husk in Nashville. Sally and I went to Husk this summer, and it may have been the best restaurant meal I've ever had in Charleston, which is saying something. I was dubious of the Crispy Pig Ear Lettuce Wraps, but one bite shoved my doubts out the window. And you'll find that recipe, and many more, in Sean Brock's debut cookbook. We'll have copies in the store in late September-early October. Reserve your copy now! 

Man Called OveTwo from Sally: A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman. Best grumpy old man book ever! I promise that you will laugh and cry---maybe at the same time. An immediate bestseller when published in Sweden, it has now been published in 25 countries. 





The Lewis ManAnd The Lewis Man by Peter Black, a thrilling mystery about a mummified body thought to be over 2000 years old until an Elvis tattoo is found on the corpse. This is the second in the Lewis mystery series set on the largest island in the Scottish Outer Hebrides, and I cannot wait for the third. 





High DivideA couple from Frank: The High Divide by Lin Enger, which will come out mid-September. The high plains of the upper Midwest in the late nineteenth century provides the setting for this beautifully crafted story of family redemption, set amid the disappearance of the buffalo and the prelude to and aftermath of Custer's Indian campaigns. A western reinvention of Homer's Odyssey. [The author is the brother of Leif Enger who did Peace Like a River; this is relevant only because fans of that novel will likely enjoy The High Divide as well.] 


Dark SpiesAnd Dark Spies by Matthew Dunn, on-sale October 4. This is the fourth novel in the Spycatcher series, which is a great spy series that has everyone devouring them book after book. 






The Art of Non-ConformityFrom Becky: The Art of Non-Conformity: Set Your Own Rules, Live the Life You Want, and Change the World, by Chris Guillbeau. The author does not have a magical formula for success but he does give us the tools to pull the motivation and inspiration from within ourselves to create a plan to bring out entrepreneurial or life vision to fruition. 




Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki and His Years of PilgrimageFrom Allen: Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki and His Years of Pilgrimage by Haruki Murakami. I am a little more than half way through the new novel, and I can report clear, concise prose concerning troubles and anxieties that are universal that are central in the novel. The titular character has suffered the ignominious distinction of being ostracized from a tight-knit circle of friends from his youth, never knowing the cause of this rupture. In the intervening years he has had trouble forming close relationships. When a budding romance appears on his horizon, this love interest suggests he delve into his past to uncover the truth concerning this pivotal event in his formative years. His writing is so precise and spare that one speeds through the work.. One thing is for certain: although this is my first venture into the manifold worlds of Haruki Murakami, it won't be my last. 

In the Kingdom of IceOne from Trudy: In the Kingdom of Ice: The Grand and Terrible Polar Voyage of the USS Jeannette by Hampton Sides, $28.95 The most engaging true story of the lost USS Jeannette in the open Polar Sea in 1879. A page-turner for even people who just read fiction. 





AcceptanceAnd from Michelle: Acceptance by Jeff VanderMeer. After finishing the first two novels of the Southern Reach trilogy, I was dying to read the final book and it was well worth the wait. With multiple view points from previously introduced characters, Acceptance holds up its creepy never-wanting-to-put-the-novel-down prose and pace as we try to find the truth behind Area X. [Frazer's. note: I read the first in this trilogy, Annihilation, and I wholeheartedly concur with Michelle. I've got the second novel next on my to-read pile. Mysterious and loaded with creepy atmosphere, these novels show that literary fiction and science fiction can co-exist within one novel.] 


More recommended reading from southern bookstores

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Southern Indie Bestsellers

For the week ending September 7, 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.


okra1. Somewhere Safe With Somebody Good
Jan Karon, Putnam Adult, $27.95, 9780399167447

2. Personal
Lee Child, Delacorte, $28, 9780804178747
3. The Bone Clocks
David Mitchell, Random House, $30, 9781400065677
4. The Secret Place
Tana French, Viking, $27.95, 9780670026326
5. Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki and His Years of Pilgrimage
Haruki Murakami, Knopf, $25.95, 9780385352109
6. The Long Way Home
Louise Penny, Minotaur, $27.99, 9781250022066
7. The Goldfinch
Donna Tartt, Little Brown, $30, 9780316055437
8. Big Little Lies
Liane Moriarty, Amy Einhorn Books/Putnam, $26.95, 9780399167065
okra9. The Invention of Wings
Sue Monk Kidd, Viking, $27.95, 9780670024780

10. All the Light We Cannot See
Anthony Doerr, Scribner, $27, 9781476746586
11. Lisette's List
Susan Vreeland, Random House, $27, 9781400068173
12. A Life Intercepted
Charles Martin, Center Street, $26, 9781455554669
13. We Are Not Ourselves
Matthew Thomas, S&S, $28, 9781476756660
14. The Book of Life
Deborah Harkness, Viking, $28.95, 9780670025596
15. The Miniaturist
Jessie Burton, Ecco, $26.99, 9780062306814


1. The Mockingbird Next Door
Marja Mills, Penguin Press, $27.95, 9781594205194
2. Everything I Need to Know I Learned From a Little Golden Book
Diane Muldrow, Golden Books, $9.99, 9780307977618
3. What If?: Serious Scientific Answers to Absurd Hypothetical Questions
Randall Munroe, Houghton Mifflin, $24, 9780544272996
4. In the Kingdom of Ice
Hampton Sides, Doubleday, $28.95, 9780385535373
5. Liar, Temptress, Soldier, Spy: Four Women Undercover in the Civil War
Karen Abbott, Harper, $27.99, 9780062092892
6. The Organized Mind
Daniel J. Levitin, Dutton, $27.95, 9780525954187
7. Diary of a Mad Diva
Joan Rivers, Berkley, $26.95, 9780425269022
8. The First Family Detail
Ronald Kessler, Crown Forum, $26, 9780804139212
9. How to Be Parisian Wherever You Are: Love, Style, and Bad Habits
Anne Berest, et al., Doubleday, $25, 9780385538657
10. My Conference Can Beat Your Conference
Paul Finebaum, Gene Wojciechowski, Harper, $26.99, 9780062297419
11. Learning to Walk in the Dark
Barbara Brown Taylor, HarperOne, $24.99, 9780062024350
12. Factory Man
Beth Macy, Little Brown, $28, 9780316231435
13. Goodnight Darth Vader
Jeffrey Brown, Chronicle, $14.95, 9781452128306
14. The Death of Santini
Pat Conroy, Nan A. Talese, $28.95, 9780385530903
15. Blood Feud
Edward Klein, Regnery, $27.99, 9781621573135


1. Gone Girl
Gillian Flynn, Broadway, $15, 9780553418361
2. Orphan Train
Christina Baker Kline, Morrow, $14.99, 9780061950728
3. The Signature of All Things
Elizabeth Gilbert, Penguin, $17, 9780143125846
4. Me Before You
Jojo Moyes, Penguin, $16, 9780143124542
5. We Are Water
Wally Lamb, Harper Perennial, $16.99, 9780061941030
6. Sycamore Row
John Grisham, Bantam, $16, 9780553393613
7. The Girl You Left Behind
Jojo Moyes, Penguin, $16, 9780143125778
8. The Valley of Amazement
Amy Tan, Ecco, $16.99, 9780062107329
9. The Great Gatsby
F.Scott Fitzgerald, Scribner, $15, 9781451689433
10. Where'd You Go, Bernadette
Maria Semple, Back Bay, $14.99, 9780316204262
11. The Cuckoo's Calling
Robert Galbraith, J.K. Rowling, Mulholland, $18, 9780316206853
12. Americanah
Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, Anchor, $15.95, 9780307455925
13. The Rosie Project
Graeme Simsion, S&S, $15.99, 9781476729091
14. The Good Lord Bird
James McBride, Riverhead, $16, 9781594632785
15. The Alchemist
Paulo Coelho, HarperOne, $14.99, 9780061122415


1. Unbroken
Laura Hillenbrand, Random House, $16, 9780812974492
2. The Boys in the Boat
Daniel James Brown, Penguin, $17, 9780143125471
3. Wild
Cheryl Strayed, Vintage, $15.95, 9780307476074
4. Night
Elie Wiesel, FSG, $9.95, 9780374500016
5. Inbound Marketing: Attract, Engage, and Delight Customers Online
Brian Halligan, Dharmesh Shah, Wiley, $20, 9781118896655
6. Behind the Beautiful Forevers
Katherine Boo, Random House, $16, 9780812979329
7. Quiet
Susan Cain, Broadway, $16, 9780307352156
8. How to Sit
Thich Nhat Hanh, Parallax Press, $9.95, 9781937006587
9. Wreck This Journal
Keri Smith, Perigee, $15, 9780399161940
10. The 5 Love Languages
Gary Chapman, Northfield, $14.99, 9780802473158
11. Wilson
A.Scott Berg, Berkley, $22, 9780425270066
12. Let's Explore Diabetes With Owls
David Sedaris, Back Bay, $17, 9780316154703
13. Proof of Heaven
Eben Alexander, M.D., S&S, $15.99, 9781451695199
14. The Girls of Atomic City
Denise Kiernan, Touchstone, $16, 9781451617535
15. One Summer: America, 1927
Bill Bryson, Anchor, $16.95, 9780767919418


1. To Kill a Mockingbird
Harper Lee, Grand Central, $8.99, 9780446310789
2. 1984
George Orwell, Signet, $9.99, 9780451524935
3. Inferno
Dan Brown, Anchor, $9.99, 9781400079155
4. Lord of the Flies
William Golding, Perigee, $9.99, 9780399501487
5. A Clash of Kings
George R.R. Martin, Bantam, $9.99, 9780345535429
6. The Scarlet Letter
Nathaniel Hawthorne, Bantam Classics, $3.95, 9780553210095
7. Outlander
Diana Gabaldon, Dell, $9.99, 9780553393699
8. Anthem
Ayn Rand, Signet, $7.99, 9780451191137
9. Animal Farm
George Orwell, Signet, $9.99, 9780451526342
10. Gone Girl
Gillian Flynn, Broadway, $9.99, 9780553418354


1. Goodnight Moon
Margaret Wise Brown, Clement Hurd (Illus.), Harper, $8.99, 9780694003617
2. Otis and the Scarecrow
Loren Long, Philomel, $17.99, 9780399163968
3. Uni the Unicorn
Amy Krouse Rosenthal, Random House, $17.99, 9780385375559
4. Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See?
Bill Martin, Eric Carle (Illus.), Holt, $7.95, 9780805047905
5. The Giving Tree
Shel Silverstein, Harper, $16.99, 9780060256654
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. Pete the Cat and the New Guy
Kimberly Dean, James Dean (Illus.), Harper, $17.99, 9780062275608
9. Frozen (Big Golden Book)
Bill Scollon, Disney Storybook Artists (Illus.), Random House/Disney, $9.99, 9780736430654
10. Frozen (Little Golden Book)
Victoria Saxon, Grace Lee (Illus.), Random House/Disney, $3.99, 9780736430517


1. If I Stay
Gayle Forman, Speak, $10.99, 9780147514530
2. The Giver
Lois Lowry, Harcourt, $9.99, 9780544340688
3. The Fault in Our Stars
John Green, Speak, $12.99, 9780142424179
4. Wonder
R.J. Palacio, Knopf, $16.99, 9780375869020
5. Percy Jackson's Greek Gods
Rick Riordan, John Rocco (Illus.), Hyperion, $24.99, 9781423183648
6. Where She Went
Gayle Forman, Speak, $10.99, 9780142420898
7. Minecraft: Combat Handbook
Scholastic, Scholastic, $7.99, 9780545685160
8. Frank Einstein and the Antimatter Motor
Jon Scieszka, Brian Biggs (Illus.), Amulet, $13.95, 9781419712180
9. 365 Days of Wonder: Mr. Browne's Book of Precepts
R.J. Palacio, Knopf, $14.99, 9780553499049
10. Paper Towns
John Green, Speak, $9.99, 9780142414934


1. The Maze Runner
James Dashner, Delacorte, $10.99, 9780385385206
2. Four: A Divergent Collection
Veronica Roth, Katherine Tegen Books, $17.99, 9780062345219
3. Insurgent (Divergent, #2)
Veronica Roth, Katherine Tegen Books, $17.99, 9780062024046
4. Divergent
Veronica Roth, Katherine Tegen Books, $9.99, 9780062289858
5. The Revenge of Seven (Lorien Legacies)
Pittacus Lore, Harper, $17.99, 9780062194725
6. The Scorch Trials (The Maze Runner, Book 2)
James Dashner, Ember, $9.99, 9780385738767
7. Captain Underpants and the Tyrannical Retaliation of the Turbo Toilet 2000
Dav Pilkey, Scholastic, $9.99, 9780545504904
8. The Lightning Thief (Percy Jackson and the Olympians, Book 1)
Rick Riordan, Hyperion, $7.99, 9781423134947
9. Emperor Pickletine Rides the Bus (Origami Yoda)
Tom Angleberger, Amulet, $13.95, 9781419709333
10. Allegiant (Divergent, #3)
Veronica Roth, Katherine Tegen Books, $19.99, 9780062024060

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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.

Lisette's List
A Life Intercepted
The Mockingbird Next Door
Liar, Temptress, Soldier, Spy
The First Family Detail
My Conference Can Beat Your Conference
Learning to Walk in the Dark
Factory Man
The Death of Santini
Blood Feud
Sycamore Row
The Girl You Left Behind
The Great Gatsby
Where'd You Go, Bernadette
The Cuckoo's Calling
The Alchemist
Inbound Marketing
How to Sit
Wreck This Journal
The 5 Love Languages
Proof of Heaven
The Girls of Atomic City
To Kill a Mockingbird
Lord of the Flies
A Clash of Kings
Scarlet Letter
Animal Farm
The Giving Tree
Pete the Cat and the New Guy
Frank Einstein and the Antimatter Motor


Events at Southen Indie Bookstores 

MASTIN KIPP BOOK LAUNCH PARTY *Tickets Required  (author appearance)
Mastin Kipp
09/15/2014, 06:00 pm
Malaprops Bookstore

Patrick Alexander's Wine Appreciation Program - Fall Wine Class Edition  (other event)
09/15/2014, 06:00 pm
Books & Books Inc
Coral Gables, FL

Ellen Stimson - Good Grief: Life in a Tiny Vermont Village  (author appearance)
Ellen Stimson
09/15/2014, 08:00 pm
Books & Books Inc
Coral Gables, FL

Stephen Schottenfeld signs BLUFF CITY PAWN  (author appearance)
Stephen Schottenfeld
09/15/2014, 05:00 pm
Square Books
Oxford, MS

Katy Simpson Smith discusses her debut novel The Story of Land and Sea  (author appearance)
Katy Simpson Smith
09/15/2014, 07:00 pm
Flyleaf Books
Chapel Hill, NC

PlayMakers Season Preview, Discussion of Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike  (other event)
09/15/2014, 06:00 pm
McIntyre's Fine Books
Pittsboro, NC

REZA ASLAN presents ZEALOT  (author appearance)
Reza Aslan
09/15/2014, 07:30 pm
Quail Ridge Books & Music
Raleigh, NC

Cookbook Club  (book club)
09/15/2014, 07:00 pm
Fiction Addiction
Greenville, SC

Bruce Weinstein and Mark Scarbrough-  (author appearance)
Bruce Weinstein
09/15/2014, 06:00 pm
Hub City Bookshop
Spartanburg, SC

Parnassus Book Club - Regeneration  (book club)
09/15/2014, 06:30 pm
Parnassus Books
Nashville, TN

Book Club -- Whistling Past the Graveyard  (book club)
09/16/2014, 09:00 am
Copperfish Books

Comix Club discusses INVISIBLES V. 1  (book club)
09/16/2014, 07:00 pm
Malaprops Bookstore

Lisa Wingate signs The Story Keeper  (author appearance)
Lisa Wingateokra
09/16/2014, 12:00 pm
Roswell, GA

New Monthly Zinester Writing Group for 11-19 year olds!  (writers group)
09/16/2014, 05:00 pm
Charis Books & More
Atlanta, GA

Jesmyn Ward: Men We Reaped  (author appearance)
Jesmyn Ward
09/16/2014, 06:00 pm
Garden District Book Shop
New Orleans, LA

Jennifer Egan Signs in Square Books Cafe  (author appearance)
Jennifer Egan
09/16/2014, 05:00 pm
Square Books
Oxford, MS

UNC Humanities Spotlight on Scholars  (other event)
09/16/2014, 04:30 pm
Flyleaf Books
Chapel Hill, NC

Laird Hunt discusses his historical novel Neverhome  (author appearance)
Laird Hunt
09/16/2014, 07:00 pm
Flyleaf Books
Chapel Hill, NC

Tommy Hays- What I Came to Tell You  (author appearance)
Tommy Haysokra
09/16/2014, 07:00 pm
Quail Ridge Books & Music
Raleigh, NC

Katy Simpson Smith--The Story of Land and Sea  (author appearance)
Katy Simpson Smith
09/16/2014, 07:00 pm
Regulator Bookshop
durham, NC

Virginia Beach signs Rice & Ducks and Dana Beach signs Deveaux  (author appearance)
Virginia Beach
09/16/2014, 06:00 pm
Books on Broad
Camden, SC

Author event with Chris Chamberlain, author of The Southern Foodie's Guide to the Pig  (author appearance)
Chris Chamberlainokra
09/16/2014, 06:30 pm
Parnassus Books
Nashville, TN

Paula Marcoux Cooking With Fire Dinner At Camden's Dogtown Market (Bring Your Safety Goggles!)  (author appearance)
Paula Marcoux
09/16/2014, 07:00 pm
Fountain Bookstore
Richmond, VA

LAIRD HUNT presents NEVERHOME  (author appearance)
Laird Hunt
09/17/2014, 07:00 pm
Malaprops Bookstore

Chris Guillebeau - The Pursuit of Happiness  (author appearance)
Chris Guillebeau
09/17/2014, 08:00 pm
Books & Books Inc
Coral Gables, FL

N.D.B. Connolly - A World More Concrete  (author appearance)
09/17/2014, 06:30 pm
Books & Books Inc
Coral Gables, FL

Penny Mickelbury returns to Atlanta with her new novel: Belle City  (author appearance)
Penny Mickelbury
09/17/2014, 07:15 pm
Charis Books & More
Atlanta, GA

Gridiron Diplomat’s Carolina Dacha  (author appearance)
Tom Kelly
09/17/2014, 06:30 pm
City Lights Bookstore
Sylva, NC

Paula Marcoux discusses her book Cooking with Fire  (author appearance)
Paula Marcoux
09/17/2014, 07:00 pm
Flyleaf Books
Chapel Hill, NC

Katy Simpson Smith - THE STORY of LAND and SEA  (author appearance)
Katy Simpson Smith
09/17/2014, 07:30 pm
Quail Ridge Books & Music
Raleigh, NC

Young Adult Book Club Alice in Zombieland  (book club)
09/17/2014, 07:00 pm
Regulator Bookshop
durham, NC

Clay Rice Performance, Booksigning & Silhouettes  (other event)
09/17/2014, 03:00 pm
Books on Broad
Camden, SC

Lisa Wingate Book Talk & Signing  (author appearance)
Lisa Wingateokra
09/17/2014, 03:00 pm
Fiction Addiction
Greenville, SC

KATY SIMPSON SMITH presents her novel THE STORY OF LAND & SEA  (author appearance)
Katy Simpson Smith
09/18/2014, 07:00 pm
Malaprops Bookstore

Abbi Glines  (author appearance)
Abbi Glines
09/18/2014, 06:00 pm
Page & Palette
Fairhope, AL

Cyndi Lee - May I Be Happy   (author appearance)
Cyndi Lee
09/18/2014, 08:00 pm
Books & Books Inc
Coral Gables, FL

CHRIS GUILLEBEAU discusses and signs THE HAPPINESS OF PURSUIT  (author appearance)
Chris Guillbeau
09/18/2014, 07:00 pm
Inkwood Books
Tampa, FL

September Book Club  (book club)
09/18/2014, 07:00 pm
Bound To Be Read Books
Atlanta, GA

Cliterati Open No Mic Featuring Mariana McDonald  (other event)
09/18/2014, 07:30 pm
Charis Books & More
Atlanta, GA

Jen Mann signs People I Want To Punch In The Throat  (author appearance)
Jen Mann
09/18/2014, 07:00 pm
Eagle Eye Book Shop
Atlanta, GA

Laird Hunt signs NEVERHOME  (author appearance)
Laird Hunt
09/18/2014, 06:00 pm
Square Books
Oxford, MS

Coffee with the Poet Featuring Teresa Robbins  (author appearance)
Teresa Robbins
09/18/2014, 10:30 am
City Lights Bookstore
Sylva, NC

Nancy Castaldo discusses her kids’ nonfiction book Sniffer Dogs (with a portion of proceeds benefitting the Orange County Animal Shelter)!  (author appearance)
Nancy Castaldo
09/18/2014, 07:00 pm
Flyleaf Books
Chapel Hill, NC

Books & Beer at Roost with Chris Phillips  (author appearance)
Christopher Phillips
09/18/2014, 05:00 pm
McIntyre's Fine Books
Pittsboro, NC

Bookends Book Club Discusses She  (book club)
09/18/2014, 04:00 pm
McIntyre's Fine Books
Pittsboro, NC

Marcie Ferris – The Edible South Book Launch  (author appearance)
Marcie Ferrisokra
09/18/2014, 06:30 pm
McIntyre's Fine Books
Pittsboro, NC

April McGreger- Sweet Potatoes  (author appearance)
April McGreger
09/18/2014, 07:30 pm
Quail Ridge Books & Music
Raleigh, NC

John Darnielle-Wolf in White Van  (author appearance)
John Darnielle
09/18/2014, 07:30 pm
Regulator Bookshop
durham, NC

Andra Watkins- To Live Forever: An Afterlife Journey of Meriwether Lewis   (author appearance)
Andra Watkins
09/18/2014, 05:00 pm
Blue Bicycle Books
Charleston, SC

Caroline Smith Sherman & Millie Huff Coleman In-Store Signing  (author appearance)
Caroline Smith Sherman
09/18/2014, 03:00 pm
Fiction Addiction
Greenville, SC

Tom Poland  (author appearance)
Tom Poland
09/18/2014, 05:00 pm
Hub City Bookshop
Spartanburg, SC

Author event with Seth Casteel author of Underwater Puppies  (author appearance)
Seth Casteel
09/18/2014, 06:30 pm
Parnassus Books
Nashville, TN

THE GOODLY SPELLBOOK EVENT  (author appearance)
Dixie Deerman
09/19/2014, 07:00 pm
Malaprops Bookstore

Peggy Webb  (author appearance)
Peggy Webb
09/19/2014, 12:00 pm
Page & Palette
Fairhope, AL

Héctor Manuel Castro - La iglesia del diablo  (author appearance)
Héctor Manuel Castro
09/19/2014, 06:30 pm
Books & Books Inc
Coral Gables, FL

Jorge Duany - Un pueblo disperso  (author appearance)
Jorge Duany
09/19/2014, 08:00 pm
Books & Books Inc
Coral Gables, FL

Avid Poetry Series: Jennifer Coleman, Laura Solomon, and Kristen Gleason  (other event)
09/19/2014, 06:30 pm
Avid Bookshop
Athens, GA

War is Beautiful Film Screening  (other event)
09/19/2014, 06:30 pm
City Lights Bookstore
Sylva, NC

Peter Lovesey - The Stone Wife  (author appearance)
Peter Lovesey
09/19/2014, 07:30 pm
Quail Ridge Books & Music
Raleigh, NC

Tim Duffy--We Are the Music Makers  (author appearance)
Tim Duffy
09/19/2014, 07:00 pm
Regulator Bookshop
durham, NC

Francine Bryson Author of Blue Ribbon Baking From a Redneck Kitchen  (author appearance)
Francine Bryson
09/19/2014, 11:00 am
Litchfield Books
Pawleys Island, SC

Meet Rose Caraway and Kristina Wright!  (author appearance)
Rose Caraway
09/19/2014, 12:30 pm
Fountain Bookstore
Richmond, VA

Journal Making Workshop with Kent Stewart  (other event)
09/20/2014, 03:00 pm
Blue Ridge Books

DAVID MADDEN presents THE LAST BIZARRE TALE: STORIES  (author appearance)
David Madden
09/20/2014, 07:00 pm
Malaprops Bookstore

Robin Korth - Soul On the Run  (author appearance)
Robin Korth
09/20/2014, 07:00 pm
Books & Books Inc
Coral Gables, FL

Journey to the Land of Angels Book Signing with Author Sophia Moon  (author appearance)
Sophia Moon
09/20/2014, 01:00 pm
Charis Books & More
Atlanta, GA

Meet Fmr. Capt. & NYT Bestseller Luis C. Montalvan  (author appearance)
Luis C. Montalvan
09/20/2014, 11:30 am
Eagle Eye Book Shop
Atlanta, GA

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