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{On the hazards of gardening with dogs.}

In which Ms. Carrie Rollwagen finds it surprisingly simple to shop local-only, we are given eight reasons why writing a novel with your sister is a good idea, and Ms Jennifer Horne proves it is possible to write a southern story without including a dead mule .

March 22, 2015

In This Issue

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


Dearest Readers,

Last weekend her ladyship, the editor, spent most of her time out of doors, planting. The long, cold winter has kept her cooped up indoors and to be honest, she was getting a little antsy. So the moment the temperatures climbed into the 60s, she abandoned her computer and ignored her work, and instead took her dogs out to play while she pottered about in her garden, planting her peas and carrots and radishes, and stopping occasionally to throw the puppy a tennis ball, or to help her old, invalid dog find a nice sunny spot to sit in and watch the world.

Gardening with dogs is a challenge. The beds have to be fenced because the puppy does not understand the purpose of garden paths. She also doesn't understand the purpose of fences, but luckily she is easily distracted by almost anything that moves, and does not often try to jump the fence between her and her ladyship's carrot plot.

The old dog also disapproves of fences, but he has a different philosophy about them than the puppy. Unable to run up and down alongside them, or make occasional attempts to leap over them, the old dog prefers to test the fence for hidden weaknesses and possible holes, which -- since he can barely walk at this point -- often results in him becoming wedged in an inaccessible spot that requires some ingenuity on her ladyship's part (and sometimes a wrenched back) to extract him from.

As a result, her ladyship found herself frequently abandoning her planting mid-row in order to go and rescue the old dog from whatever his current predicament might be, only to return to her side of the garden fence unable to remember where she had left off, or what variety of lettuce she had sown in that last row. So the garden this year will be something of a mystery and a surprise -- as all gardens inevitably are.

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.

Blackbird FlyOn the day we moved to America, it snowed in Chapel Spring, Louisiana, for the first time in twenty years. My mother said it was a sign that the seasons of our lives were changing. Even though I was only four years old, I can still remember how she hugged me close and said we had something wonderful to look forward to: a life as real Americans. When you start a new life, you’re supposed to get rid of everything from your old one—according to my mom, at least—so on the day it snowed, my mom had nothing from the Philippines except for her Catholic Bible and a picture of her grandmother. I had an old postcard and a Beatles cassette tape. Abbey Road, to be exact. My father had written his name on it in black marker a long, long time ago. H. Yengko, it said. Some of the letters had rubbed off, but his name was as clear as ever to me. I grabbed the tape quickly before we left our barangay, because it was the only thing that would fit in my pocket.

For a long time I couldn’t listen to the tape because I didn’t have a tape player, but last year I found one for ten cents at a garage sale and then I heard the tape for the first time. I could tell that my dad listened to it a lot, because the tape was cracked and the names of the songs were faded, but I understood right away why he wore it down. Once you listen to the Beatles, you can’t go back. They’re the best rock band that’s ever lived, in my opinion. George Harrison is my favorite Beatle. He mostly played lead guitar, but he also sang and wrote songs.

If I could ask my dad any question, I would ask him who his favorite Beatle was. I wish I could ask my mom if she knows, but she doesn’t like when I mention my father, and she especially doesn’t like when I talk about music. I think my mom is the only person in the world who doesn’t have a favorite song.

--Erin Entrada Kelly, Blackbird Fly

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SIBA Book Award

The best in Southern Literature from the people who would know: Southern Indie Booksellers

Fiction from the middle of the alphabet

House on Mermaid Point by Wendy Wax, Berkley Publishing Group, 9780425263327
How to Tell Toledo from the Night Sky by Lydia Netzer, St. Martin's Press, 9781250047021
Hurricane Sisters by Dorothea Benton Frank, William Morrow, 9780062132529
Ice Garden by Moira Crone, Carolina Wren, 9780932112965
In the Heart of the Dark Wood by Billy Coffey, Thomas Nelson Publishers, 9781401690090
The Invention of Wings by Sue Monk Kidd, Viking Books, 9780670024780
It Comes in Waves by Erika Marks, New American Library, 9780451418869
Life Intercepted by Charles Martin, Center Street, 9781455554669
Limestone Gumption by Bryan Robinson, Five Star, 9781432827786
Long Man by Amy Greene, Knopf Publishing Group, 9780307593436
A Long Time Gone by Karen White, New American Library, 9780451240460
Lost Lake by Sarah Addison Allen, St. Martins Press, 9781250019806
Miss Julia's Marvelous Makeover by Ann B. Ross, Viking Books, 9780670026111
Natchez Burning by Greg Iles, William Morrow & Company, 9780062311078
Palmetto Moon by Kim Boykin, Berkley Publishing Group, 9780425272107
Queen Elizabeth's Daughter by Anne Barnhill, St. Martins Press, 9780312662127
Risky Undertaking: A Buryin' Barry Mystery by Mark de Castrique, Poisoned Pen Press, 9781464203060

House on Mermaid Point How to Tell Toledo from the Night Sky Hurricane Sisters Ice Garden In the Heart of the Dark Wood The Invention of WingsIt Comes in Waves Life Intercepted Limestone Gumption Long Man A Long Time GoneEach Shining HourLost Lake Miss Julia's Marvelous Makeover Natchez Burning Palmetto MoonQueen Elizabeth's Daughter Risky Undertaking

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Independent Bookstore Day!

May Second is Independent Bookstore Day!

It's time to celebrate your local bookshop. Stores across the country (some 50+ here in the South) will be celebrating with special events and parties, story times and readings, free food and general craziness.

Authors like Roz Chast, Stephen King, Sam McBratney and others have pitched in to show their support for indie bookstores by donating a host of limited edition prints, books, and gifts that will only be available at indie bookstores on that day.

The first thing her ladyship, the editor would do with this map once she hung it on her wall is put in Treasure Island!

If you just have to have it, find the store closest to you on the map:

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Book & Author Gossip

A year of shopping local-only

The Localist“I went into [the shop local-only challenge] thinking it would be almost impossible and really expensive, and then really quickly I found out, it’s not impossible,” Rollwagen said. “It only took a couple weeks to a month to figure out where I should shop for things.” Once a pattern developed, “it was really easy, and I ended up saving a lot of money,” she added. “That was the big takeaway that I was really surprised about, and most people were really surprised to learn about as well.


Eight reasons to write a book with your sister

Sisters of ShilohSome would say the act of writing and the act of sisterhood are two different beasts, to be kept in two different containers, like Japanese fighting fish. But we undertook the task of merging the two 12 years ago, and all for the love of a story called Sisters of Shiloh. Now, on the eve of our first published novel together, here are eight reasons why writing a book with your sister could never be a bad idea



The trust of the innocent

My Sunshine AwayStephen King wrote: “The trust of the innocent is the liar’s most useful tool.” In author, M.O. Walsh’s novel, “My Sunshine Away,” readers become that innocent party as the novel opens and we find ourselves quickly mesmerized by a nameless narrator. While Walsh is known for his previously published short stories, the novel marks his debut into the world of Southern Gothic literature — a place he is quickly gaining momentum.

Teen fashion show

It's not uncommon to find old books sitting on a shelf or piled up somewhere collecting dust. But recently, local teens put old, discarded books to an interesting use: They wore them.  Teen Fashion Show at the Library. The New Hanover County Library hosted a fashion design contest March 3 that gave teenagers a chance to use their creativity and fashion sense to design and create an outfit using discarded library books.

Rick Bragg to be at Tennessee Williams Festival

Jerry Lee LewisSouthern chronicler Rick Bragg will be one of the big draws at this year's Tennessee Williams/New Orleans Literary Festival. Bragg's most recent book "Jerry Lee Lewis: His Own Story" explores genesis of Rock 'n' Roll through the life of the Louisiana-born piano player.




Jennifer Horne's new collection

Tell the World You're a WildflowerJennifer Horne's collection of short stories, "Tell the World You're a Wildflower," has all the right ingredients. There's no dead mule in any of these pieces, but there is a reference to "the donkey in the back yard" and a church bazaar kleptomaniac and "the long lost letter from Great-Uncle Jack that literally fell out of the sky one Fourth of July" and even a chance (and life-changing) encounter with Truman Capote at a child's birthday party.

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Lady Banks {Book} Trailer Park

Madison's Gift

Madison's GiftHistorian David O. Stewart restores James Madison, sometimes overshadowed by his fellow Founders, to his proper place as the most significant framer of the new nation.

Short, plain, balding, neither soldier nor orator, low on charisma and high on intelligence, Madison cared more about achieving results than taking the credit. To reach his lifelong goal of a self-governing constitutional republic, he blended his talents with those of key partners. It was Madison who led the drive for the Constitutional Convention and pressed for an effective new government as his patron George Washington lent the effort legitimacy; Madison who wrote the Federalist Papers with Alexander Hamilton to secure the Constitution's ratification; Madison who corrected the greatest blunder of the Constitution by drafting and securing passage of the Bill of Rights with Washington's support; Madison who joined Thomas Jefferson to found the nation's first political party and move the nation toward broad democratic principles; Madison, with James Monroe, who guided the new nation through its first war in 1812, really its Second War of Independence; and it was Madison who handed the reins of government to the last of the Founders, his old friend and sometime rival Monroe. These were the main characters in his life.

But it was his final partnership that allowed Madison to escape his natural shyness and reach the greatest heights. Dolley was the woman he married in middle age and who presided over both him and an enlivened White House. This partnership was a love story, a unique one that sustained Madison through his political rise, his presidency, and a fruitful retirement.

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Read This! Recommended Reading from Southern Booksellers

Okra Picks

From the Okra Picks

Blackbird Fly
by Erin Entrada Kelly

Blackbird FlyFuture rock star, or friendless misfit? That's no choice at all. Apple Yengko moved from the Philippines to Louisiana when she was little, and now that she is in middle school, she grapples with being different, with friends and backstabbers, and with following her dreams.

Apple has always felt a little different from her classmates. Her mother still cooks Filipino foods, speaks a mix of English and Cebuano, and chastises Apple for becoming "too American." It becomes unbearable in middle school, when the boys--the stupid, stupid boys--in Apple's class put her name on the Dog Log, the list of the most unpopular girls in school. When Apple's friends turn on her and everything about her life starts to seem weird and embarrassing, Apple turns to music. If she can just save enough to buy a guitar and learn to play, maybe she can change herself. It might be the music that saves her . . . or it might be her two new friends, who show how special she really is. Erin Entrada Kelly deftly brings Apple's conflicted emotions to the page in her debut novel about family, friendship, popularity, and going your own way.

Buy from an indie | Read the first chapter!

More Okra Picks!

Recommended by Indie Booksellers

Recommended by Quail Ridge Books Staff and Customers

Epitaph Cat Out of Hell If I Fall I Die Bring Me My Machine Gun Country of My Skull

From René: Epitaph: A Novel of the O.K. Corral by Mary Doria Russell (Ecco $27.99). For two weeks while reading Epitaph, I lived in 1880s Arizona and came to know the people who lived there. Russell is a master at putting her meticulous research into creating a vivid picture of time and place, and brilliantly bringing into life her characters. This book continues with the story started in Doc, focusing here on Wyatt Earp. There is so much more to this man than we have seen in movies. If you are a fan of westerns you will love this book and if you are a fan of books that completely absorb, Epitaph will more than reward. 

From Rosemary: Cat Out of Hell by Lynne Truss (Melville $24.95). Cat lover or hater, you'll be caught up in this quirky mystery from the author of Eats, Shoots and LeavesCat Out of Hell features Roger, a most unusual, talented, and enigmatic feline, and the humans he involves in a case worthy of Sherlock Holmes. Can Roger be trusted? Is Wiggy Winterton, the human aiding him, perhaps going ‘wiggy’? You decide. It's a darkly funny hoot!

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I highly recommend If I Fall, If I Die by Michael Christie (Hogarth $25). A teenage boy, Will, finds through athletics—in this case skateboarding—a means of escape from the crushing fear of the outside world that he has learned from his agoraphobic mother. The agony of living with mental illness is vividly portrayed as Will's mother comes to understand how her own fears negatively affect her son, a realization that helps her combat her own demons. The author, a former professional skateboarder, beautifully describes Will's exhilaration as his developing physical skills help him overcome his limitations. Don't let the skateboarding language discourage you; the author also knows something about psychology. —Jerry

Two from Ran's 2014 best books list: Bring Me My Machine Gun: The Battle for the Soul of South Africa from Mandela to Zuma by Alec Russell (PublicAffairs 26.95). I spent 3 weeks in South Africa last year and wanted to read about the 21 years since apartheid ended, from the incredible leadership of Nelson Mandela to its current President, Jacob Zuma, who is known for singing on the campaign trail, including his signature tune, “Bring Me My Machine Gun.”

Country of My Skull: Guilt, Sorrow, and the Limits of Forgiveness in the New South Africa by Antjie Krog (Broadway $16). Krog is a reporter who covered the proceedings of South Africa's Truth and Reconciliation Commission, chaired by Nobel Peace Prize winner Bishop Desmond Tutu. The first book is her account of the Commission's work, with graphic stories of the victims and torture and killings during Apartheid, then the stories by the perpetrators and their reasons for doing this, and the search by the Commission for truth, justice, amnesty, and ways to reconcile the races in a new South Africa. (See Ran's full list of recommendations here.)

More bookseller recommendations

Southern Indie Bestsellers

For the week ending March 15, 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 Girl on the Train
Paula Hawkins, Riverhead, $26.95, 9781594633669
2. All the Light We Cannot See
Anthony Doerr, Scribner, $27, 9781476746586
3. The Buried Giant
Kazuo Ishiguro, Knopf, $26.95, 9780307271037
4. A Spool of Blue Thread
Anne Tyler, Knopf, $25.95, 9781101874271
5. Where All Light Tends to Go
David Joy, Putnam, $26.95, 9780399172779
6. World Gone By
Dennis Lehane, Morrow, $27.99, 9780060004903
7. The Nightingale
Kristin Hannah, St. Martin's, $27.99, 9780312577223
8. Gray Mountain
John Grisham, Doubleday, $28.95, 9780385537148
9. Station Eleven
Emily St. John Mandel, Knopf, $24.95, 9780385353304
10. Mightier Than the Sword
Jeffrey Archer, St. Martin's, $27.99, 9781250034519
11. Trigger Warning
Neil Gaiman, Morrow, $26.99, 9780062330260
12. The Whites
Richard Price writing as Harry Brandt, Holt, $28, 9780805093995
13. The Fifth Gospel
Ian Caldwell, S&S, $25.99, 9781451694147
14. Endangered
C.J. Box, Putnam, $26.95, 9780399160776
okra 15. Soil
Jamie Kornegay, S&S, $26, 9781476750811


1. Dead Wake: The Last Crossing of the Lusitania
Erik Larson, Crown, $28, 9780307408860
2. The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up
Marie Kondo, Ten Speed Press, $16.99, 9781607747307
3. Being Mortal
Atul Gawande, Metropolitan, $26, 9780805095159
4. H Is for Hawk
Helen MacDonald, Grove Press, $26, 9780802123411
5. Small Victories
Anne Lamott, Riverhead, $22.95, 9781594486296
6. Yes Please
Amy Poehler, Dey Street, $28.99, 9780062268341
7. Girl in a Band
Kim Gordon, Dey Street, $27.99, 9780062295897
8. Live Right and Find Happiness (Although Beer Is Much Faster)
Dave Barry, Putnam, $26.95, 9780399165955
9. Believer
David Axelrod, Penguin Press, $35, 9781594205873
10. Every Day I Fight
Stuart Scott, Larry Platt, Blue Rider, $26.95, 9780399174063
okra 11. Jerry Lee Lewis: His Own Story
Rick Bragg, Harper, $27.99, 9780062078223

12. The Motivation Manifesto
Brendon Burchard, Hay House, $19.99, 9781401948078
13. Rebel Yell
S.C. Gwynne, Scribner, $35, 9781451673289
14. Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind
Yuval Noah Harari, Harper, $29.99, 9780062316097
15. Everything I Need to Know I Learned From a Little Golden Book
Diane Muldrow, Golden Books, $9.99, 9780307977618


1. The Husband's Secret
Liane Moriarty, Berkley, $16, 9780425267721
2. Redeployment
Phil Klay, Penguin, $16, 9780143126829
3. The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry
Gabrielle Zevin, Algonquin, $14.95, 9781616204518
4. Orphan Train
Christina Baker Kline, Morrow, $14.99, 9780061950728
5. The Paris Architect
Charles Belfoure, Sourcebooks Landmark, $14.99, 9781402294150
6. The Rosie Project
Graeme Simsion, S&S, $15.99, 9781476729091
7. The Martian
Andy Weir, Broadway, $15, 9780553418026
8. The Light Between Oceans
M.L. Stedman, Scribner, $16, 9781451681758
9. One More Thing
B.J. Novak, Vintage, $14.95, 9780804169783
10. Me Before You
Jojo Moyes, Penguin, $16, 9780143124542
11. Still Alice
Lisa Genova, Gallery, $16, 9781501106422
12. China Dolls
Lisa See, Random House, $16, 9780812982824
13. The Great Gatsby
F.Scott Fitzgerald, Scribner, $15, 9781451689433
14. The Signature of All Things
Elizabeth Gilbert, Penguin, $17, 9780143125846
15. My Brilliant Friend
Elena Ferrante, Europa Editions, $17, 9781609450786


1. The Boys in the Boat
Daniel James Brown, Penguin, $17, 9780143125471
2. Wild
Cheryl Strayed, Vintage, $15.95, 9781101873441
3. Bad Feminist
Roxane Gay, Harper Perennial, $15.99, 9780062282712
4. American Sniper
Chris Kyle, Scott McEwen, Morrow, $15.99, 9780062376336
5. What the Dog Knows: Scent, Science, and the Amazing Ways Dogs Perceive the World
Cat Warren, Touchstone, $16, 9781451667325
6. Wreck This Journal
Keri Smith, Perigee, $15, 9780399161940
7. Unbroken
Laura Hillenbrand, Random House, $16, 9780812987119
8. Quiet
Susan Cain, Broadway, $16, 9780307352156
9. How to Love
Thich Nhat Hanh, Parallax Press, $9.95, 9781937006884
10. Epic Tomatoes: How to Select and Grow the Best Varieties of All Time
Craig Lehoullier, Storey Publishing, $19.95, 9781612122083
11. The New Jim Crow
Michelle Alexander, The New Press, $19.95, 9781595586438
12. We Should All Be Feminists
Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, Anchor, $7.95, 9781101911761
13. Behind the Beautiful Forevers
Katherine Boo, Random House, $16, 9780812979329
14. The 5 Love Languages
Gary Chapman, Northfield, $15.99, 9780802412706
15. Healing After Loss
Martha Whitmore Hickman, Harper Perennial, $12.99, 9780380773381


1. To Kill a Mockingbird
Harper Lee, Grand Central, $8.99, 9780446310789
2. American Sniper
Chris Kyle, Scott McEwen, Harper, $9.99, 9780062376572
3. American Gods
Neil Gaiman, HarperTorch, $7.99, 9780380789030
4. Gone Girl
Gillian Flynn, Broadway, $9.99, 9780553418354
5. Lord of the Flies
William Golding, Perigee, $9.99, 9780399501487
6. Blackberry Pie Murder
Joanne Fluke, Kensington, $7.99, 9780758280381
7. The Catcher in the Rye
J.D. Salinger, Little Brown, $8.99, 9780316769488
8. Animal Farm
George Orwell, Signet, $9.99, 9780451526342
9. A Dance With Dragons
George R.R. Martin, Bantam, $9.99, 9780553582017
10. The Hobbit
J.R.R. Tolkien, Del Rey, $8.99, 9780345534835


1. The Day the Crayons Quit
Drew Daywalt, Oliver Jeffers (Illus.), Philomel, $17.99, 9780399255373
2. Aqualicious
Victoria Kann, Harper, $17.99, 9780062330161
3. Goodnight Moon
Margaret Wise Brown, Clement Hurd (Illus.), Harper, $8.99, 9780694003617
4. The Adventures of Beekle: The Unimaginary Friend
Dan Santat, Little Brown, $17, 9780316199988
5. Ten Easter Eggs
Vijaya Bodach, Laura Logan (Illus.), Cartwheel, $8.99, 9780545747301
6. Good Night, Gorilla
Peggy Rathmann, Putnam, $7.99, 9780399230035
7. Llama Llama Easter Egg
Anna Dewdney, Viking Books for Young Readers, $5.99, 9780451469823
8. Pete the Cat: Big Easter Adventure
Kimberly Dean, James Dean, Harper, $9.99, 9780062198679
9. The Book With No Pictures
B.J. Novak, Dial, $17.99, 9780803741713
10. Pat the Bunny
Dorothy Kunhardt, Golden, $9.99, 9780307120007


1. Looking for Alaska (Special 10th Anniversary Edition)
John Green, Dutton, $19.99, 9780525428022
2. Wonder
R.J. Palacio, Knopf, $16.99, 9780375869020
3. Ms. Rapscott's Girls
Elise Primavera, Dial, $16.99, 9780803738225
4. Flora and Ulysses: The Illuminated Adventures
Kate DiCamillo, K.G. Campbell (Illus.), Candlewick, $8.99, 9780763676711
5. The Giver
Lois Lowry, Harcourt, $9.99, 9780544340688
6. The Terrible Two
Jory John, Mac Barnett, Kevin Cornell (Illus.), Amulet, $13.95, 9781419714917
7. Shadow Scale
Rachel Hartman, Random House Books for Young Readers, $18.99, 9780375866579
8. Red Queen
Victoria Aveyard, HarperTeen, $17.99, 9780062310637
9. Smile
Raina Telgemeier, Graphix, $10.99, 9780545132060
10. All the Bright Places
Jennifer Niven, Knopf, $17.99, 9780385755887


1. The Death Cure (The Maze Runner, Book 3)
James Dashner, Delacorte, $9.99, 9780385738781
2. Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul
Jeff Kinney, Amulet, $13.95, 9781419711893
3. The Scorch Trials (The Maze Runner, Book 2)
James Dashner, Ember, $9.99, 9780385738767
4. Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children
Ransom Riggs, Quirk, $10.99, 9781594746031
5. Insurgent (Divergent, #2)
Veronica Roth, Katherine Tegen Books, $12.99, 9780062372857
6. Dinosaurs Before Dark (Magic Tree House, #1)
Mary Pope Osborne, Sal Murdocca (Illus.), Random House, $4.99, 9780679824114
7. The 5th Wave
Rick Yancey, Speak, $10.99, 9780142425831
8. Ivy and Bean (Ivy & Bean, #1)
Annie Barrows, Sophie Blackall, Chronicle, $5.99, 9780811849098
9. The Maze Runner
James Dashner, Delacorte, $10.99, 9780385385206
10. Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone
J.K.Rowling, Scholastic, $10.99, 9780590353427

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Special to the Southern List

Click on a book to purchase from a great indie bookstore! See the full Southern Indie Bestseller list here.

Where All Light Tends to Go Gray Mountain Mightier Than the Sword Soil Small Victories Jerry Lee Lewis: His Own StoryThe Motivation Manifesto Rebel Yell Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind The Paris Architect The Light Between Oceans Me Before You The Great Gatsby The Signature of All Things My Brilliant Friend Bad Feminist Wreck This Journal Quiet Epic Tomatoes: How to Select and Grow the Best Varieties of All Time The New Jim Crow Behind the Beautiful Forevers The 5 Love Languages Healing After LossAmerican GodsBlackberry Pie MurderThe Catcher in the RyeAnimal FarmA Dance With DragonsThe HobbitTen Easter EggsPete the Cat: Big Easter AdventureMs. Rapscott's Girls


Events at Southern Indie Bookstores

Marlin Barton  (author appearance)
Marlin Barton | 03/28/2015, 02:00 pm | Page & Palette | Fairhope, AL

Author Appearance  (author appearance)
Randy Wayne White | 03/28/2015, 07:00 pm | Bookstore 1 Sarasota | Sarasota, FL

Frank Ruffolo Booksigning  (author appearance)
03/28/2015, 01:00 pm | Murder on the Beach Mystery Bookstore | Delray Beach, FL

Hometown Book Launch: A COLORFUL HOME by Susan Hable and Rinne Allen  (author appearance)
03/28/2015, 06:30 pm | Avid Bookshop | Athens, GA

Cat Warren – What the Dog Knows  (author appearance)
Cat Warren | 03/28/2015, 02:00 pm | McIntyre's Fine Books | Pittsboro, NC

okraJamie Kornegay – Soil  (author appearance)
Jamie Kornegay | 03/28/2015, 11:00 am | McIntyre's Fine Books | Pittsboro, NC

Author Event: Sally McMillen - Lucy Stone: An Unapologetic Life  (author appearance)
Sally McMillen | 03/28/2015, 02:00 pm | Park Road Books | Charlotte, NC

Latina Book Club discusses Ripper by Isabel Allende  (book club)
Isabel Allende | 03/28/2015, 03:00 pm | Pomegranate Books | Wilmington, NC

Author event with Jane Herring, author of One Day I Wrote Back  (author appearance)
03/28/2015, 02:00 pm | Parnassus Books | Nashville, TN

Marie Bostwick for the Richmond Quilter's Guild - OPEN TO THE PUBLIC  (author appearance)
Marie Bostwick | 03/28/2015 | Fountain Bookstore | Richmond, VA

Prose Local/Mic  (author appearance)
Kurt Landefeld | 03/29/2015, 02:00 pm | Bookstore 1 Sarasota | Sarasota, FL

“SAY WHAT?” Crafting Authentic Dialogue Workshop  (writers group)
Christine Moughamian | 03/29/2015, 02:00 pm | Pomegranate Books | Wilmington, NC

Noel Crook & John Hoppenthaler - Two NC Poets  (author appearance)
Noel Crook | 03/29/2015, 03:00 pm | Quail Ridge Books & Music | Raleigh, NC

Annotations: Authors at Cheekwood - Kristin Tubb, author of The 13th Sign  (author appearance)
Kristin Tubb | 03/29/2015, 03:30 pm | Parnassus Books | Nashville, TN

Book Club Bash - Evening Edition  (book club)
03/30/2015, 07:00 pm | Quail Ridge Books & Music | Raleigh, NC

World Fantasy Award Finalist Daryl Gregory Presents Harrison Squared  (author appearance)
03/30/2015, 06:30 pm | Fountain Bookstore | Richmond, VA

Paul Leonard - When the Spirit Moves  (author appearance)
Paul Leonard | 03/31/2015, 07:00 pm | Quail Ridge Books & Music | Raleigh, NC

Book Club Bash - Morning Edition  (book club)
03/31/2015, 10:00 am | Quail Ridge Books & Music | Raleigh, NC

Jason Miller  (author appearance)
Jason Miller | 03/31/2015, 06:30 pm | Booksellers at Laurelwood | Memphis, TN

Author event with Christina Stoddard, author of Hive  (author appearance)
03/31/2015, 06:30 pm | Parnassus Books | Nashville, TN

Mark Bailey - Of All the Gin Joints - Gables  (author appearance)
04/01/2015, 06:30 pm | Books Books Inc.

Randy Wayne White Booksigning  (author appearance)
Randy Wayne White | 04/01/2015, 07:00 pm | Murder on the Beach Mystery Bookstore | Delray Beach, FL

Marianne Gingher - Amazing Place  (author appearance)
Marianne Gingher | 04/01/2015, 07:00 pm | Quail Ridge Books & Music | Raleigh, NC

Samar Yorde - @ Soy saludable en la cocina  (author appearance)
04/02/2015, 06:30 pm | Books Books Inc.

Scott Ellsworth- The Secret Game  (author appearance)
Scott Ellsworth | 04/02/2015, 07:00 pm | Quail Ridge Books & Music | Raleigh, NC

First Friday Art Walk Book Signing with Karen Yankosky  (author appearance)
Karen Yankosky | 04/03/2015, 05:00 pm | Page After Page Bookstore | Elizabeth City

Little Writer's Workshop  (other event)
04/04/2015, 10:30 am | Bookstore 1 Sarasota | Sarasota, FL

Cookbook Day!!!  (author appearance)
04/04/2015, 10:00 am | My Sister's Books, Inc. | Pawleys Island, SC

Vanessa Hoffman  (author appearance)
04/04/2015, 02:00 pm | Booksellers at Laurelwood | Memphis, TN

Chris Grabenstein - The Island of Dr. Libris  (author appearance)
Chris Grabenstein | 04/06/2015, 07:00 pm | Quail Ridge Books & Music | Raleigh, NC

Poetry Book Club  (book club)
Billy Collins | 04/07/2015, 07:00 pm | Bookstore 1 Sarasota | Sarasota, FL

Pate McMichael  (author appearance)
04/07/2015, 06:30 pm | Booksellers at Laurelwood | Memphis, TN

Book Your Lunch with Cheryl and Griffith Day  (author appearance)
Cheryl and Griffith Day | 04/08/2015, 12:00 pm | Fiction Addiction | Greenville, SC

Stuart Woods Booksigning   (author appearance)
Stuart Woods | 04/09/2015, 07:00 pm | Murder on the Beach Mystery Bookstore | Delray Beach, FL

Alysia Burton Steele- Delta Jewels  (author appearance)
04/09/2015, 06:00 pm | Booksellers at Laurelwood | Memphis, TN

Verse and Vibes  (other event)
04/10/2015 | Page After Page Bookstore | Elizabeth City

Lou Berney Booksigning  (author appearance)
04/10/2015, 07:00 pm | Murder on the Beach Mystery Bookstore | Delray Beach, FL

Poetry Local/Mic  (author appearance)
Doug Knowlton | 04/12/2015, 02:00 pm | Bookstore 1 Sarasota | Sarasota, FL

Book Club-- An Unnecessary Woman  (book club)
04/13/2015, 06:00 pm | Copperfish Books

Andrew Gross Booksigning  (author appearance)
Andrew Gross | 04/13/2015, 07:00 pm | Murder on the Beach Mystery Bookstore | Delray Beach, FL

Ann B. Ross Talk and Signing  (author appearance)
Ann B. Ross | 04/14/2015, 02:00 pm | Fiction Addiction | Greenville, SC

Boarding Pass to Murder  (book club)
Ian Hamilton | 04/15/2015, 05:00 pm | Bookstore 1 Sarasota | Sarasota, FL

Ashton Lee  (author appearance)
Ashton Lee | 04/16/2015, 06:30 pm | Booksellers at Laurelwood | Memphis, TN

Susan M. Boyer Booksigning  (author appearance)
Susan M. Boyer | 04/17/2015, 07:00 pm | Murder on the Beach Mystery Bookstore | Delray Beach, FL

Richard Lange  (author appearance)
04/17/2015, 06:30 pm | Booksellers at Laurelwood | Memphis, TN

N. Turner Simkins  (author appearance)
04/19/2015, 02:00 pm | Booksellers at Laurelwood | Memphis, TN

Margaret Read MacDonald  (author appearance)
04/21/2015, 04:30 pm | Booksellers at Laurelwood | Memphis, TN

Kimberly Willis Holt  (author appearance)
04/22/2015, 06:30 pm | Booksellers at Laurelwood | Memphis, TN

Eric Jerome Dickey  (author appearance)
Eric Jerome Dickey | 04/24/2015, 06:30 pm | Booksellers at Laurelwood | Memphis, TN

Nina Gaby & Susan Cushman  (author appearance)
04/28/2015, 06:30 pm | Booksellers at Laurelwood | Memphis, TN

Jazz Writer/Photographer Ken Franckling  (author appearance)
Ken Franckling | 04/30/2015, 06:00 pm | Copperfish Books

Erik Larson - Dead Wake  (author appearance)
Erik Larson | 05/01/2015, 07:30 pm | Books Books Inc.


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