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{On the importance of eating right when you are a national literary icon.}

In which a fondness for Super Sonic burgers can be detrimental to your literary reputation, and the state of North Carolina experiences a bit of a poetry slam.

July 20, 2014

Dear readers,

Last week the literati in her ladyship, the editor's home state of North Carolina were thrown into a tizzy when the governor of the state announced his appointment of a new poet laureate, bypassing all the established procedures for selecting a candidate for the office. Her ladyship's twitter and facebook feeds promptly burst into flames. The governor appeared to be caught by surprise at the decibel level of the protest -- not being a literary man himself, her ladyship is of the opinion that he was under the impression nobody cared about poetry.  He knows better now.

The controversy did set her ladyship wondering, however, just how many people knew who their state poet laureates were? Her ladyship's readers will recognize some of the names from North Carolina -- The winner of the 2014 SIBA Book Award in Poetry, Cathy Smith Bowers, served as poet laureate. As did one of the finalists, Joseph Bathanti, (Concertina) --who is just stepping down. Last year's winner in poetry, Kathryn Stripling Byer, (Descent) also serves as North Carolina's poet laureate. This leads her ladyship, the editor, to conclude that regardless of the opinion of her state's governor, it isn't just poets that care about poetry.

Descent The Collected Poems of Cathy Smith Bowers Concertina

Here are the poets laureate for other Southern states. How well do you know them?

Alabama Andrew Glaze
Arkansas Peggy Vining
Florida Vacant (shame!)
Georgia Judson Mitcham
Kentucky Frank X Walker
Louisiana Ava Leavell Haymon
Mississippi Natasha Trethewey
North Carolina Valerie Macon (stepped down)
South Carolina Marjory Heath Wentworth
Tennessee Margaret Britton Vaughn
Virginia Ron Smith
West Virginia Marc Harshman

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.

Dollbabysemi semi dash

The last time I saw Big Logos he was walking
to the Quantum Physics Store to buy magnets.
He told me his intentions. He was wearing

a jumpsuit with frayed cuffs. I thought the cuffs
got that way from him rubbing them against
his lips but he said they got that way

with age. We had two more blocks to walk.
"Once I do this, what are you going to do?"
he asked. "I wish you wouldn't do it," I said.

Big Logos bought the magnets and a crane
delivered them to his house. After he built
the 900-megahertz superconductor, I couldn't go

to his house anymore because I have all kinds
of metal in my body. I think if you love someone,
you shouldn't do that, build something like that,

on purpose, right in front of them.

--Jillian Weise, The Book of Goodbyes (BOA editions, 2013) 9781938160141 A SIBA Book Award Finalist

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Book & Author Gossip

I can't pretend to have no response (an interview with Jillian Weise)

The Book of GoodbyesI want poems that break script. One of the scripts is something like, “You will not respond to critiques of your work.” One side effect is that we are expected to feign ignorance of critiques. I can take the critiques. They are standard barbs levelled against minority writers to silence us and dismiss our work. But I can’t pretend to have no response. That’s asking too much of me, and not enough of poetry. 9781938160141

Valladares named Executive Director of SonEdna

SonEdna is proud to announce and welcome Banu Valladares as the new executive director. Valladares will be responsible for the overall operation of the organization, including programming, fundraising, public relations, and new strategic initiatives. Based in Charleston, Miss., SonEdna was founded in 2006 by Myrna Colley-Lee to celebrate and support the literary arts and writers of all backgrounds.

If only Harper Lee had moved to Greenwich Village

The Mockingbird Next DoorNote to self: if Dwight Garner is to review my future books, do not let him know about my penchant for reading literary criticism while shoving a Super Sonic No. 2 with a Route 44 Coke Zero down my rusticated Southern gob. He’ll wonder, with sadness, how on earth I learned breathe through my nose. 9781594205194

Poetry Slam

if you like your incompetence scandals a little more literary, think of Valerie Macon, who was North Carolina’s Poet Laureate for all of six days. To be fair, it wasn’t so much Macon’s inadequacy for the position that came under fire as Governor Pat McCrory’s disregard for the selection process, apparently typical of his general disengagement with cultural issues.

And poetical responses to the poet laureate scandal:

Tar Heel haiku

North Carolina –
Where polished words live beside
Meandering ones.

Elizabeth A. Evans, Chapel Hill

Hometown burning

Natchez BurningIles says Natchez has a more European feel than other Southern towns. "It's not like Atlanta, where they just put up a town because that's where the railroads crossed and it grew into a city. It really grew organically out of the land, the climate, the topography. And it just gives you a sense of place that you just never get out of you."  9780062311078

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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.

Meet Margaret Maron

Margaret MaronMargaret Maron grew up on a farm near Raleigh and lived in Brooklyn for many years. Returning to her North Carolina roots prompted Margaret to write a series based on her own background, the first of which,Bootlegger's Daughter, was a Washington Post bestseller and swept the major mystery awards for 1993. DESIGNATED DAUGHTERS is the nineteenth book in the acclaimed Deborah Knott series. Visit her website at

Request Margaret for a book club or event

Margaret's Profile Page on STARS

Designated DaughtersDesignated Daughters

When Judge Deborah Knott is summoned to her ailing Aunt Rachel's bedside, she assumes the worst. Thankfully when she arrives at the hospice center she learns that Rachel hasn't passed; in fact, the dying woman is awake. Surrounded by her children, her extended family, and what seems like half of Colleton County, a semi-conscious Rachel breaks weeks of pained silence with snippets of stories as randomly pieced together as a well-worn patchwork quilt. But the Knott family's joy quickly gives way to shock: less than an hour later, Aunt Rachel is found dead in her bed, smothered with a pillow.

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

The 3rd Option

The 3rd Option

The 3rd OptionAllan Chappel enrolled in seminary to change the world, but people lied and people died, and he turned in his clerical collar for an office cubicle. Now, years later, the ghosts of his past are back to haunt him, and they're uglier and more powerful than before. When the offices of a new medical think tank called Inc.Ubator are destroyed in a fiery blast, Allan finds himself the prime suspect and the target of an international manhunt. Forced into hiding, he sets out to find the terrorists responsible and clear his name. But his quest for answers only leads to more questions: What were the researchers at Inc.Ubator hiding? And who was willing to spill blood to keep their work a secret? Allan must stay alive long enough to untwist the truth. Unfortunately, the forces opposing him will stop at nothing to prevent the release of the 3rd Option.

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Read This! Okra Picks & Recommended Reading from Southern Booksellers

Okra Picks

From the Okra Picks

July Picks

The Girls of August The House on Mermaid PointDollbaby

More Okra Picks!

Staff Picks from North Carolina Booksellers

Your Fathers, Where Are They?Your Fathers, Where Are They? And the Prophets, Do They Live Forever? by Dave Eggers
Unputdownable and dark and political and Eggersly. Perfect for the beach if you're going to the beach in North Korea. Says Booklist: "A jazz session - a brief, single helping of strangeness that flaunts his panache for stylistic experimentation. . . The writing is compelling and the characterization astute."   - Erica at Flyleaf Books in Chapel Hill, NC

The Bok of LIfeLooking to dive into a world of witches, vampires, and demons? Deborah Harkness' All Souls trilogy, which concludes with The Book of Life (Viking $28.95), is the richest portrayal of that universe since Dark Shadows (and I say that with pleasure and affection). I don't want to leak any spoilers here—you have to read the trilogy in sequence—but Harkness has invented a fascinating history for her creatures. This is literary adult fantasy that stays deeply attached to the real world. And if you've read A Discovery of Witches and Shadow of Night, you'll be very satisfied with the passion, terror, and (yes) humor Harkness uses to bring the saga of the Bishops and Clairmonts to a conclusion. - Rosemary at Quail Ridge Books in Raleigh, NC 

Unruly PlacesUnruly Places: Lost Spaces, Secret Cities, and Other Inscrutable Geographies by Alastair Bonnett (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt). Did you know there were such things as floating trash islands? A professor of social geography, Bonnett explores the meaning of place in our lives while taking readers to some spaces that are lost, hidden, or ephemeral. He also looks at our need to have 'a world that is not totally known and that has the capacity to surprise us.' The book's format makes it very easy to digest in either small bits or from cover to cover. Unruly Places provides a fun, vicarious way to explore, as well as a means for reflection.” —- Valerie Welbourn, The Fountainhead Bookstore, Hendersonville, NC  

More recommended reading from southern bookstores

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Southern Indie Bestsellers

For the week ending July 13, 2014. Books on the Southern Indie Bestseller List that are southern in nature or have been recently recommended by southern indie booksellers.

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


1. The Goldfinch
Donna Tartt, Little Brown, $30, 9780316055437
2. All the Light We Cannot See
Anthony Doerr, Scribner, $27, 9781476746586
3. The Silkworm
Robert Galbraith, J.K. Rowling, Mulholland, $28, 9780316206877
4. The Hurricane Sisters
Dorothea Benton Frank, Morrow, $26.99, 9780062132529
5. The Vacationers
Emma Straub, Riverhead, $26.95, 9781594631573
6. Close Your Eyes, Hold Hands
Chris Bohjalian, Doubleday, $25.95, 9780385534833
okra7. The Girls of August
Anne Rivers Siddons, Grand Central, $27, 9780446527958

okra8. The Invention of Wings
Sue Monk Kidd, Viking, $27.95, 9780670024780
9. Written in My Own Heart's Blood
Diana Gabaldon, Delacorte, $35, 9780385344432
okra10. Natchez Burning
Greg Iles, Morrow, $27.99, 9780062311078

okra11. Dollbaby
Laura Lane McNeal, Pamela Dorman Books, $26.95, 9780670014736

12. Act of War
Brad Thor, Atria, $27.99, 9781476717128
13. California
Edan Lepucki, Little Brown, $26, 9780316250818
okra14. Flying Shoes
Lisa Howorth, Bloomsbury, $26, 9781620403013
15. Save the Date
Mary Kay Andrews, St. Martin's, $26.99, 9781250019691


1. Unbroken
Laura Hillenbrand, Random House, $28, 9781400064168
2. Everything I Need to Know I Learned From a Little Golden Book
Diane Muldrow, Golden Books, $9.99, 9780307977618
3. David and Goliath
Malcolm Gladwell, Little Brown, $29, 9780316204361
4. Capital in the Twenty-First Century
Thomas Piketty, Belknap Press, $39.95, 9780674430006
5. Blood Feud
Edward Klein, Regnery, $27.99, 9781621573135
6. Hard Choices
Hillary Rodham Clinton, S&S, $35, 9781476751443
7. Tibetan Peach Pie
Tom Robbins, Ecco, $27.99, 9780062267405
8. America: Imagine a World Without Her
Dinesh D'Souza, Regnery, $29.99, 9781621572039
9. One Nation
Ben Carson, M.D., Candy Carson, Sentinel, $25.95, 9781595231123
10. Flash Boys
Michael Lewis, Norton, $27.95, 9780393244663
11. A Fighting Chance
Elizabeth Warren, Metropolitan, $28, 9781627790529
12. Carsick
John Waters, FSG, $26, 9780374298630
13. The Alliance: Managing Talent in the Networked Age
Reid Hoffman, et al., Harvard Business School Press, $25, 9781625275776
14. Can't We Talk About Something More Pleasant?
Roz Chast, Bloomsbury, $28, 9781608198061
15. Think Like a Freak
Steven D. Levitt, Stephen J. Dubner, Morrow, $28.99, 9780062218339


1. Gone Girl
Gillian Flynn, Broadway, $15, 9780307588371
okra2. The Yonahlossee Riding Camp for Girls
Anton DiSclafani, Riverhead, $16, 9781594632709

3. The Cuckoo's Calling
Robert Galbraith, J.K. Rowling, Mulholland, $18, 9780316206853
4. The Signature of All Things
Elizabeth Gilbert, Penguin, $17, 9780143125846
5. Orphan Train
Christina Baker Kline, Morrow, $14.99, 9780061950728
6. The Girl You Left Behind
Jojo Moyes, Penguin, $16, 9780143125778
7. Where'd You Go, Bernadette
Maria Semple, Back Bay, $14.99, 9780316204262
8. The Silver Star
Jeannette Walls, Scribner, $16, 9781451661545
9. Me Before You
Jojo Moyes, Penguin, $16, 9780143124542
10. Longbourn
Jo Baker, Vintage, $15.95, 9780345806970
11. The Ocean at the End of the Lane
Neil Gaiman, Morrow, $14.99, 9780062255662
12. And the Mountains Echoed
Khaled Hosseini, Riverhead, $16, 9781594632389
13. Bad Monkey
Carl Hiaasen, Grand Central, $15, 9780446556149
okra14. Lookaway, Lookaway
Wilton Barnhardt, Picador USA, $16, 9781250022288

15. The Lowland
Jhumpa Lahiri, Vintage, $15.95, 9780307278265


1. The Boys in the Boat
Daniel James Brown, Penguin, $17, 9780143125471
2. Let's Explore Diabetes With Owls
David Sedaris, Back Bay, $17, 9780316154703
3. How to Read Literature Like a Professor
Thomas C. Foster, Harper Perennial, $15.99, 9780062301673
4. Launch
Jeff Walker, Morgan James Publishing, $17.95, 9781630470173
5. Orange Is the New Black
Piper Kerman, Spiegel & Grau, $16, 9780812986181
6. Wild
Cheryl Strayed, Vintage, $15.95, 9780307476074
7. Behind the Beautiful Forevers
Katherine Boo, Random House, $16, 9780812979329
8. Outliers
Malcolm Gladwell, Back Bay, $16.99, 9780316017930
9. One Summer: America, 1927
Bill Bryson, Anchor, $16.95, 9780767919418
10. Night
Elie Wiesel, FSG, $9.95, 9780374500016
11. The Girls of Atomic City
Denise Kiernan, Touchstone, $16, 9781451617535
12. Wreck This Journal
Keri Smith, Perigee, $15, 9780399161940
13. The Glass Castle
Jeannette Walls, Scribner, $16, 9780743247542
14. F This Test
Richard Benson, Chronicle, $9.95, 9781452127767
15. Guns, Germs, and Steel
Jared Diamond, Norton, $18.95, 9780393317558


1. A Game of Thrones
George R.R. Martin, Bantam, $9.99, 9780553593716
2. 1984
George Orwell, Signet, $9.99, 9780451524935
3. I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings
Maya Angelou, Ballantine, $6.99, 9780345514400
4. A Dance With Dragons
George R.R. Martin, Bantam, $9.99, 9780553582017
5. A Clash of Kings
George R.R. Martin, Bantam, $9.99, 9780345535429
6. The Catcher in the Rye
J.D. Salinger, Little Brown, $8.99, 9780316769488
7. To Kill a Mockingbird
Harper Lee, Grand Central, $8.99, 9780446310789
8. Lord of the Flies
William Golding, Perigee, $9.99, 9780399501487
9. A Storm of Swords
George R.R. Martin, Bantam, $9.99, 9780345543981
10. Animal Farm
George Orwell, Signet, $9.99, 9780451526342


1. Goodnight Moon
Margaret Wise Brown, Clement Hurd (Illus.), Harper, $8.99, 9780694003617
2. The Day the Crayons Quit
Drew Daywalt, Oliver Jeffers (Illus.), Philomel, $17.99, 9780399255373
3. Where the Wild Things Are
Maurice Sendak, Harper, $18.99, 9780060254926
4. Frozen (Little Golden Book)
Victoria Saxon, Grace Lee (Illus.), Random House/Disney, $3.99, 9780736430517
5. On the Night You Were Born
Nancy Tillman, Feiwel & Friends, $7.99, 9780312601553
6. The Giving Tree
Shel Silverstein, Harper, $16.99, 9780060256654
7. Pete the Cat and His Magic Sunglasses
James Dean, Kimberly Dean, Harper, $17.99, 9780062275561
8. Fancy Nancy: Sand Castles and Sand Palaces
Jane O'Connor, Robin Preiss Glasser (Illus.), HarperFestival, $4.99, 9780062269546
9. The Pigeon Needs a Bath!
Mo Willems, Disney Press, $16.99, 9781423190875
10. Three Bears in a Boat
David Soman, Dial Books, $17.99, 9780803739932


1. The Fault in Our Stars
John Green, Speak, $12.99, 9780142424179
2. Looking for Alaska
John Green, Speak, $9.99, 9780142402511
3. If I Stay
Gayle Forman, Speak, $10.99, 9780147514530
4. Paper Towns
John Green, Speak, $9.99, 9780142414934
5. An Abundance of Katherines
John Green, Speak, $9.99, 9780142410707
6. The Book Thief
Markus Zusak, Knopf, $12.99, 9780385754729
7. Wonder
R.J. Palacio, Knopf, $15.99, 9780375869020
8. The Giver
Lois Lowry, Harcourt, $9.99, 9780544340688
9. Will Grayson, Will Grayson
John Green, David Levithan, Speak, $9.99, 9780142418475
10. Minecraft: Essential Handbook
Scholastic, $7.99, 9780545669931


1. Four: A Divergent Collection
Veronica Roth, Katherine Tegen Books, $17.99, 9780062345219
2. The Maze Runner
James Dashner, Delacorte, $9.99, 9780385737951
3. Divergent
Veronica Roth, Katherine Tegen Books, $9.99, 9780062289858
4. Insurgent (Divergent, #2)
Veronica Roth, Katherine Tegen Books, $17.99, 9780062024046
5. The Scorch Trials (The Maze Runner, Book 2)
James Dashner, Ember, $9.99, 9780385738767
6. Allegiant (Divergent, #3)
Veronica Roth, Katherine Tegen Books, $19.99, 9780062024060
7. Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children
Ransom Riggs, Quirk, $10.99, 9781594746031
8. The Land of Stories: A Grimm Warning
Chris Colfer, Little Brown, $18, 9780316406819
9. City of Heavenly Fire (Mortal Instruments, #6)
Cassandra Clare, Margaret K. McElderry Books, $24.99, 9781442416895
10. Middle School: Save Rafe!
James Patterson, Chris Tebbetts, Laura Park (Illus.), Little Brown, $13.99, 9780316322126

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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.

The Hurricane Sisters
The Girls of August
Natchez Burning
Flying Shoes
Save the Date
America: Imagine a World Without Her
The Yonahlossee Riding Camp for Girls
Me Before You
Lookaway, Lookaway
How to Read Literature Like a Professor
The Girls of Atomic City
The Glass Castle
F This Test
Guns, Germs, and Steel
To Kill a Mockingbird
Lord of the Flies
Animal Farm
The Giving Tree” height=
Pete the Cat and His Magic Sunglasses
Fancy Nancy: Sand Castles and Sand Palaces
Three Bears in a Boat


Events at Southen Indie Bookstores 

Dr. Camilo Cruz - Arquitectura del Éxito  (author appearance)
Dr. Camilo Cruz
07/23/2014, 08:00 pm
Books & Books Inc
Coral Gables, FL

Feminist Book Club at Wild Iris Books  (book club)
07/23/2014, 06:00 pm
Wild Iris Books, Inc.
Gainesville, FL

Sean Wilsey - MORE CURIOUS  (author appearance)
Sean Wilsey
07/23/2014, 06:00 pm
Octavia Books
New Orleans, LA

okraLaura Lane McNeal signs DOLLBABY  (author appearance)
Laura Lane McNeal
07/23/2014, 12:00 pm
Square Books
Oxford, MS

Ace Atkins signs THE FORSAKEN  (author appearance)
Ace Atkins
07/23/2014, 05:00 pm
Square Books
Oxford, MS

Batman 75th Anniversary Celebration  (other event)
07/23/2014, 09:00 am
City Lights Bookstore
Sylva, NC

Virginia Pye discusses her novel River of Dust  (author appearance)
Virginia Pye
07/23/2014, 07:00 pm
Flyleaf Books
Chapel Hill, NC

07/23/2014, 07:00 pm
Malaprop's Bookstore/Cafe
Asheville, NC

D. B. JACKSON presents A PLUNDER OF SOULS  (author appearance)
D.B. Jackson
07/23/2014, 07:00 pm
Malaprop's Bookstore/Cafe
Asheville, NC

Close Your Eyes, Hold Hands By Chris Bohjalian  (author appearance)
Chris Bohjalian
07/23/2014, 07:30 pm
Quail Ridge Books & Music
Raleigh, NC

Tom Young- Sand and Fire  (author appearance)
Tom Young
07/23/2014, 07:00 pm
Regulator Bookshop
durham, NC

Heath Hardage Lee at Reveille for Winnie Davis: Daughter of the Lost Cause  (author appearance)
Heath Hardage Lee
07/23/2014, 10:30 am
Fountain Bookstore
Richmond, VA

Judith Richards  (author appearance)
Judith Richards
07/24/2014, 06:00 pm
Page & Palette
Fairhope, AL

John Warley - A Southern Girl  (author appearance)
John Warley
07/24/2014, 08:00 pm
Books & Books Inc
Coral Gables, FL

Can't Get Enough! An Erotic Evening with Tenille Brown  (author appearance)
Tenille Brown
07/24/2014, 07:30 pm
Charis Books & More
Atlanta, GA

Amelia Earhart Day  (other event)
07/24/2014, 12:00 pm
Horton's Books & Gifts
Carrollton, GA

Lynette Tanner - CHAINED TO THE LAND: Voices from Cotton & Cane Plantations  (author appearance)
Lynette Tanner
07/24/2014, 06:00 pm
Octavia Books
New Orleans, LA

Josh Weil signs THE GREAT GLASS SEA  (author appearance)
Josh Weil
07/24/2014, 05:30 pm
Square Books
Oxford, MS

Special Pre-School Storytime with Ellen Fischer, Author of If An Armadillo Went to a Restaurant!  (other event)
07/24/2014, 10:30 am
Flyleaf Books
Chapel Hill, NC

The Center for Teaching Quality presents Jose Vilson (This Is Not a Test: A New Narrative on Race, Class, and Education) and Barnett Berry (Teacherpre  (author appearance)
Barnett Berry
07/24/2014, 07:00 pm
Flyleaf Books
Chapel Hill, NC

Chris Bohjalian
07/24/2014, 07:00 pm
Malaprop's Bookstore/Cafe
Asheville, NC

Barry S. Brown  (author appearance)
Barry S. Brown
07/24/2014, 04:00 am
Quarter Moon Bookstore
Topsail Beach, NC

Richard Saxton, Stuart Hyatt, and Kurt Wagner  (other event)
07/24/2014, 07:00 am
Regulator Bookshop
durham, NC

Bill Morris- Motor City Burning  (author appearance)
Bill Morris
07/24/2014, 07:00 pm
Scuppernong Books
Greensboro, NC

David Burnworth  (author appearance)
David Burnworth
07/24/2014, 06:00 pm
Hub City Bookshop
Spartanburg, SC

Author event with Carol Bradley, author of Last Chain on Billie  (author appearance)
Carol Bradley
07/24/2014, 06:30 pm
Parnassus Books
Nashville, TN

Ed Offley Reports on The Burning Shore: How Hitler's U-Boats Brought World War II to America  (author appearance)
Ed Offley
07/24/2014, 06:30 pm
Fountain Bookstore
Richmond, VA

JL Phelan - The Purloined Legacy  (author appearance)
JL Phelan
07/25/2014, 06:30 pm
Books & Books Inc
Coral Gables, FL

The Mockingbird Next Door: Life with Harper Lee at First Baptist Church of Decatur  (author appearance)
Marja Mills
07/25/2014, 07:00 pm
Charis Books & More
Atlanta, GA

Sinister Wisdom Issue 93 Release Party: Southern Lesbian-Feminist Herstory 1968-1994 Co-Sponsored by SONG  (other event)
07/25/2014, 07:30 pm
Charis Books & More
Atlanta, GA

07/25/2014, 07:00 pm
Malaprop's Bookstore/Cafe
Asheville, NC

Bill Morris- Motor City Burning  (author appearance)
Bill Morris
07/25/2014, 07:00 pm
Regulator Bookshop
durham, NC

THANK YOU, OCTOPUS: Special Story Time Author Event  (author appearance)
Darren Farrell
07/25/2014, 10:30 am
The Country Bookshop
Southern Pines, NC

Picture Book Club  (book club)
07/26/2014, 10:30 am
Bookstore1Sarasota, 1359 Main Street, Sarasota

Breakfast Serial Book Club  (book club)
07/26/2014, 11:00 am
Bookstore 1 Sarasota
Sarasota, FL

Authors Academy Workshop  (writers group)
07/26/2014, 10:00 am
Murder on the Beach Mystery Bookstore
Delray Beach, FL

Ruth Hartman Berge Booksigning  (author appearance)
Ruth Hartman Berge
07/26/2014, 06:00 pm
Murder on the Beach Mystery Bookstore
Delray Beach, FL

The YA Book Club discusses every day by David Levithan  (book club)
07/26/2014, 03:00 pm
Vero Beach Book Center
Vero Beach, FL

Author Lynn Tincher  (author appearance)
Lynn Tincher
07/26/2014, 01:00 pm
A Reader's Corner Bookstore
Louisville, KY

Book Signing – Lynn Tincher  (author appearance)
Lynn Tincher
07/26/2014, 01:00 pm
A Reader's Corner Bookstore
Louisville, KY

Renee Broadhead and P. L. Jones: Unveiled and Bound By Blood  (author appearance)
Renee Broadhead
07/26/2014, 02:00 pm
Garden District Book Shop
New Orleans, LA

Sheri Wren Haymore- Two Novels of Suspense and Romance  (author appearance)
Sheri Wren Haymore
07/26/2014, 03:00 pm
City Lights Bookstore
Sylva, NC

Stacy Merten
07/26/2014, 04:00 pm
Malaprop's Bookstore/Cafe
Asheville, NC

ALI ABUNIMAH READING & SIGNING  (author appearance)
Ali Abunimah
07/26/2014, 07:00 pm
Malaprop's Bookstore/Cafe
Asheville, NC

Meet the Author: Ashley Terrell  (author appearance)
Ashley Terrell
07/26/2014, 11:00 am
Page After Page
Elizabeth City, NC

Author event: Yvette Araujo - Origin & Loathing  (author appearance)
Yvette Araujo
07/26/2014, 11:00 pm
Park Road Books
Charlotte, NC

Home Grown: Quail Ridge Books & Music Celebrates Locally-Published Authors   (author appearance)
J. Daniel Day
07/26/2014, 02:00 pm
Quail Ridge Books & Music
Raleigh, NC

New & Notable Book Club: CALIFORNIA by Edan Lepucki  (book club)
07/27/2014, 06:15 pm
Avid Bookshop
Athens, GA

Meet Edan Lepucki, Author of CALIFORNIA  (author appearance)
Edan Lepucki
07/27/2014, 07:30 pm
Avid Bookshop
Athens, GA

John E. Wade II and Charlotte Livingston Piotrowski: Glimpses of Heaven on Earth: Inspiring Quotations and Insightful Essays  (author appearance)
Charlotte Livingston Piotrowski
07/27/2014, 02:00 pm
Garden District Book Shop
New Orleans, LA

NCPS Reading Series  (other event)
07/27/2014, 02:00 pm
McIntyre's Fine Books
Pittsboro, NC

The Sisters in Crime Inc.  (other event)
07/27/2014, 02:00 pm
Quail Ridge Books & Music
Raleigh, NC

Book Signing - Seeds of Evidence  (author appearance)
Linda J. White
07/27/2014, 05:00 pm
Sundial Books
Chincoteague, VA

NOW Summer Film Series - July - Miss Representation  (other event)
07/28/2014, 07:00 pm
Wild Iris Books, Inc.
Gainesville, FL

Writing With Intent: Poetry for Prose Writers  (writers group)
07/28/2014, 06:30 pm
Charis Books & More
Atlanta, GA

EDAN LEPUCKI presents her novel CALIFORNIA  (author appearance)
Edan Lepucki
07/28/2014, 07:00 pm
Malaprop's Bookstore/Cafe
Asheville, NC

Author event with Emery Lord and Courtney Stevens  (author appearance)
Emery Lord
07/28/2014, 06:30 pm
Parnassus Books
Nashville, TN

Book Signing - Lois Szymansky  (author appearance)
Lois Szymansky
07/28/2014, 11:00 am
Sundial Books
Chincoteague, VA

Book Signing - Jayne Silberman - In the Herd  (author appearance)
Jayne Silberman
07/28/2014, 03:00 pm
Sundial Books
Chincoteague, VA

Kidliterate: A book club by Laurel Snyder and Rebekah Goode-Peoples  (other event)
07/29/2014, 07:00 pm
Charis Books & More
Atlanta, GA

BILL MORRIS presents his novel MOTOR CITY BURNING  (author appearance)
Bill Morris
07/29/2014, 07:00 pm
Malaprop's Bookstore/Cafe
Asheville, NC

PRB Foodie Book Club - A Fork in the Road  (book club)
07/29/2014, 07:00 pm
Park Road Books
Charlotte, NC

Ed Offley- The Burning Shore: How Hitler's U-Boats Brought World War II to America  (author appearance)
Ed Offley
07/29/2014, 07:30 pm
Quail Ridge Books & Music
Raleigh, NC

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