{In praise of the teachers in our lives.}

In which Ms. Shelley Mickle remembers the woman who taught her to read, Mr. Pat Conroy remembers the teachers that saved his life, Ms. Jill Hendrix convinces her customers to take a chance on a book they might never pick up otherwise, and her ladyship, the editor, is surprised to discover that there are not too many cooks in the kitchen.

March 9, 2014

Dear readers,

I Got the RhythmThis past weekend her ladyship, the editor, spent an enjoyable day with a collection of authors and booksellers who had come together in Atlanta to discuss the many issues they face navigating the book industry, and what they might do to support each other in their mutual mission to bring great books to readers.

The first step of this process, it turns out, was to pile on a bus together…a bus with shag carpet-lined walls, leopard and zebra-print doors, disco-lighting, and very loud music dominated by bus-shaking thumping bass lines. At 8:30 in the morning.

In the Garden with BillyThis strange vehicle took the group (all attempting to shout over the music at each other) to a place called “The Food Movement” wherein we were all divided into teams and let loose in a restaurant kitchen to compete, Iron Chef style, in making everyone lunch. It was naturally a very literary, refined, and tasteful occasion.

Okay, perhaps not so much. Although her ladyship can testify that there was quite a bit of tasting going on.

Each group prepared their own versions of the following menu:

Cheddar Cheese Corn bread
Corn Chowder with Bacon
Collard Greens with sweet porkbellies
Buttermilk fried chicken with Milk Gravy
Peach Cobbler

MoonriseThe menu was of course chosen for its low-fat and healthful nature.

Everyone seemed to have their own notions of the proper way to cook a meal. Ms. Renea Winchester made sure that folks followed her grandmother’s instructions on the proper way to shave corn off the cob. Ms. Cassandra King was discovered to be an expert in the making of a good milk gravy. Ms. Connie Morrison concocted a glaze of honey and apple cider vinegar that her ladyship only hopes she wil be able to reproduce at a later date, and Mr. Tom Lowenburg turned out to be a genius at greens, forgoing the usual additions in favor of lemon and fennel.

All of which only proves that the only thing you need to face any challenge is good company, and a good southern meal.

Read independently!

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.

The night I grew two hearts.

Dear One,

The Occupation of Eliza GoodeWhat a stupid dummy-girl! Why had I not even guessed this? How had I misread all the signs? Was it only a child’s wish to have a father, to be out in the world closed to me? O! I was such a stupid puppet! Why not wail and cry and kick on the floor, screaming no, no, no; I would not have it? Ah! But you see, in that moment I understood what I always knew but now grasped in a way I could not ever have been told. I was a whore’s child. This was our world--my mother’s and mine. This was my intended occupation. who was I to flail against it? It had fed us. To be one man’s only was a prize--to be a courtesan! O! Poor stupid mother! This was what she chose as best for me.

Quietly I turned and went out of the room, my feet and hands marble. My very breath narrowed to a wheeze. My world had stopped, and I slid off. Until I could find another to climb onto, I would keep my life in its ice bucket.
That night, I grew two hearts. There was the one, open as ever to whoever walked by. The other, darkly labeled, No Entry. This was where I carved out a sacred spot--where no one had a right to look into. I myself guarded it furiously. My holy of holies. At least this part of me could never be sold.

--Shelley Mickle, The Occupation of Eliza Goode (Koehler Books, 2014)

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Book & Author Gossip

The teachers of my life

The Death of SantiniThe teachers of my life saved my life and sent me out prepared for whatever life I was meant to lead. Like everyone else, I had some bad ones and mediocre ones, but I never had one that I thought was holding me back because of idleness or thoughtlessness. They spent their lives with the likes of me and I felt safe during the time they spent with me. The best of them made me want to be just like them. I wanted young kids to look at me the way I looked at the teachers who loved me. Loving them was not difficult for a boy like me. They lit a path for me and one that I followed with joy.

Tell Us Your Story

Ken Grossman, co-founder of Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. and author of “Beyond the Pale,” and novelist Cassandra King, author of “Moonrise,” will be the featured speakers at the sixth annual Blue Ridge Bookfest at Blue Ridge Community College on April 25 and 26.  The theme for the 2014 festival is “Tell Us Your Story.”

The New Southern Table: It’s not just about fried chicken anymore

The New Southern TableCharleston cookbook author Brys Stephens has some intriguing ideas about what modern Southern cooking should be, and he's captured them in The New Southern Table: Classic Ingredients Revisited.  "It's not a menu of what the new Southern classics are," he says. "It's more a comment on or a snapshot of where I think Southern cooking is heading." And where he sees it heading is quite different from where it was in the past.

Kids These Days

Kids These DaysIn a lot of ways, Perry’s novel can be read as perhaps the strongest statement yet about the new middle-American “normal.” Sat alongside Tim McLaurin’s woefully under-read 1989 novel, Woodrow’s Trumpet, Kids These Days bookends the experience of suburban sprawl in the changing South of the late 20th and early 21st centuries. But Perry does even more than that with Kids. In a novel that is always serious without ever seeming austere, that is incredibly funny without ever once making me laugh, Perry explores the odd tensions at play in each of our everyday lives. He examines what it means to suddenly become aware of one’s duty to others, and how even this seemingly appropriate impulse can be perverted into something self-serving. This is a book full of uncertainties, and the way in which Perry plays with names and naming throughout the novel does an incredible job of looking at how we deal with uncertainty, how we attempt to create new presents and (hopefully!) new futures by changing what things are called. 9781616201715

Visiting Eudora Welty’s Home

One Writer's GardenRobin Young visited Jackson a few months ago, and during her trip went to the home of Southern writer Eudora Welty. Welty’s niece, Mary Alice Welty, took Young on a tour of the house, which Welty lived in from 1925 until her death in 2001. The home includes Welty’s substantial library, which Mary Alice Welty says is a major draw for visitors. “They want to read all the titles,” she said. “They want to see what Eudora enjoyed reading.” 9781617031199

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STARS Authors: Meet Anne Barnhill

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

Anne Barnhill

Anne BarnhillI love to play bridge or just about any card game, love to dance, love to sing and play piano. I have three sons and three grandchildren and when we are all together, we love to play charades. I write and publish poetry, short stories, memoir and novels. My first book, At Home in the Land of Oz: Autism, My Sister and Me (Jessica Kingsley Publishers, London), has been called a "beautiful book about autism" by poet Stephen Smith and Fred Chappell says "Barnhill writes economically, cleanly and frankly and her words will go to the heart of every reader." My short story collection, What You Long For, is due out in Spring 09, from Main Street Publishing.

Request Anne for a book club or event

Anne's Profile Page on STARS

At Home in the Land of OzAt Home in the Land of Oz

AT HOME IN THE LAND OF OZ tells the story of a family striving to keep a perilous balance while nurturing an autistic member. It is first of all just that, a story filled with suspense, humor, empathy, frustration, triumph and heartbreak. Anne Barnhill writes economically, cleanly, and frankly and her words will go to the heart of every reader. From her pages I learned that endurance can be the most important component of courage. And I learned in a most entertaining way.”
Fred Chappell, Bollingen Prize-winning author of I Am One of You Forever

“…a story that deserves a far brighter and higher billing than the kind of easy, happy, feel good non-fiction that often tops best-seller lists. This is because her story deals with those quiet heroics that many families and individuals face while they hide away in pain and misunderstanding. In facing autism full on, Ms. Barnhill has demonstrated how humans can love each other in unspeakable ways, learning languages as well as contours of certain rooms of the heart that some of us are never fortunate enough to know.”
Clyde Edgerton, professor at the University of North Carolina Wilmington, and author of Walking Across Egypt

“In this book about crossing barriers and making connections, Anne Barnhill gives us a vivid and wrenching account of her sister’s struggle with autism. It is a story of kinship, intimacy and affection, and one of the barriers it breaks through is with the reader, connecting us with the pain and victories of a life, a family.”
Robert Morgan, author of Gap Creek

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

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Bookstore Gossip

Trust Falls and Martians

The MartianFiction Addiction owner Jill Hendrix had just finished “The Martian” by Andy Weir, a hilarious debut novel about an astronaut who gets stranded on Mars.  “The idea is he gets left for dead on Mars, and then it becomes a survival/adventure story,” Hendrix says. “It’s kind of like MacGyver meets Apollo 13.”

Hendrix loved the book. It was hard not to as a science fiction fan. So she coerced her friends, her husband, brother and mother, who doesn’t normally read science fiction, into reading it. Then she thought about her customers and how many would never buy it just because of the title or cover.
She decided to propose a deal. In an email to customers, Hendrix laid out her quandary, asking, “What I want to know is whether you’ll agree to pre-order this book, sight unseen, just based on our love for it.” 9780804139021

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Lady Banks' {Book} Trailer Park:
American Ghost

American Ghost

American GhostJolie Hoyt is a good Southern girl living in Hendrix, a small Florida Panhandle town. All too aware of her family’s closet full of secrets and long-held distrust of outsiders, Jolie throws caution to the wind when she meets Sam Lense, a Jewish anthropology student from Miami, who is in town to study the ethnic makeup of the region.
Jolie and Sam fall recklessly in love, but their affair ends abruptly when Sam is discovered to have pried too deeply into Hendrix’s dark racial history and he becomes the latest victim in a long tradition of small-town violence. Twelve years later, Jolie and Sam are forced to revisit the unresolved issues of their young love and finally shed light on the ugly history of Jolie’s hometown. A complex and compulsively readable Southern saga, American Ghost is a richly woven exploration of how the events of our past haunt our present.

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Read This! Okra Picks & Recommended Reading from Southern Booksellers

Okra Picks

From the Okra Picks

The Secret of Magic
By Deborah Johnson
(Mira, Hardcover, 9780778314752)

read the first chapter!

The In-Between HourIn 1946, a young female attorney from New York City attempts the impossible: attaining justice for a black man in the Deep South.

Regina Robichard works for Thurgood Marshall, who receives an unusual letter asking the NAACP to investigate the murder of a returning black war hero. It is signed by M. P. Calhoun, the most reclusive author in the country.

As a child, Regina was captivated by Calhoun's "The Secret of Magic," a novel in which white and black children played together in a magical forest. 

Once down in Mississippi, Regina finds that nothing in the South is as it seems. She must navigate the muddy waters of racism, relationships, and her own tragic past. "The Secret of Magic" brilliantly explores the power of stories and those who tell them.


More Okra Picks!

Read This! Recommendations from Southern Indie Booksellers

BarkReading Rock Books: Bark by Lorrie Moore
Full disclosure: Lorrie Moore is my favorite writer.

Moore is a master of the short story and it has been sixteen years since her last short story collection (Birds of America) was published.  A lot can happen in sixteen years. In 1998, no one had heard of Barack Obama or Facebook, the economic downturn had not yet taken its toll, and the events of September 11, 2001 could hardly have been imagined.

The stories in Bark, which have appeared individually in various magazines and are now collected into a whole, show just how much the world has changed. In “Subject to Search,” you will find allusions to the Abu Ghraib torture scandal. “Foes” revolves around the polarizing politics of 21st century America. In “Thank You for Having Me,” a character, saddened by the death of Michael Jackson says, “I tried to think positively. ‘Well, at least Whitney Houston didn’t die,’ I said to someone on the the phone.” And yet, those concrete examples of the date and time, or the passage of time as it were, are only part of the issue. Lorrie Moore’s wonderfully-written dialogue simply wouldn’t sound right in a story from another time. There is something intangible yet undeniably effective in the way Moore portrays us.

It is us, after all, that she’s writing about. We’re there, in her words. Her characters struggle through dating after divorce, marriage before divorce, and parenting alone. 9780307594136

More recommended reading from southern bookstores

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Author 2 Author: Shelley Mickle

Shelley MickleI wonder how many of you remember the person who taught you how to read?

For me, it was my grandmother, whom I called Chate.  Her real name was Kate, but I couldn’t pronounce that. She entered our house calling “Yoohoo!” and swept me up in a hug and measured me against her waist. On a good day, she came in at five feet. I thought that clearly she was circus material and wondered why she’d settled for an everyday life. 

She tinted her permed gray hair pine-needle red and fixed it in a style similar to a pot scrubber. Often I tied her up to a chair to practice my cowboy skills. And since she talked of snakes and cats in the same breath, I put my tom cat in the bed with her to watch her come “whooping” out in her nightgown.  
Each afternoon, when I was five, my grandmother and I lay on the double bed in my room with a book propped up.

As she read, I’d study the black squiggles on the page and wonder who decided which word should mean what? Was there someone in the sky, alongside the God who made us, who decided what we would call things? Was there an appointed Communications Bureau Chief who said a rope should be a rope and not a tire?  Or a tire a tire and not be known as a chicken?  My parents had named me, so was there someone who named all things?  Who was in charge of these stories on pages that came to me on my grandmother’s voice?


My grandmother didn’t need to search around for an answer. “God,” she said.  “God made the words. All the words. God made everything.”

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Southern Indie Bestsellers

For the week ending March 2, 2014. Books on the Southern Indie Bestseller List that are southern in nature or have been recently recommended by southern indie booksellers.

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


1. The Goldfinch  
Donna Tartt, Little Brown, $30, 9780316055437  
okra2. The Invention of Wings  
Sue Monk Kidd, Viking, $27.95, 9780670024780
3. Sycamore Row  
John Grisham, Doubleday, $28.95, 9780385537131  
4. Bark: Stories  
Lorrie Moore, Knopf, $24.95, 9780307594136  
okra5. This Dark Road to Mercy  
Wiley Cash, Morrow, $25.99, 9780062088253  

6. The Husband's Secret  
Liane Moriarty, Amy Einhorn Books, $25.95, 9780399159343  
7. Still Life With Bread Crumbs  
Anna Quindlen, Random House, $26, 9781400065752  
8. The Museum of Extraordinary Things  
Alice Hoffman, Scribner, $27.99, 9781451693560  
9. Tiger Shrimp Tango  
Tim Dorsey, Morrow, $25.99, 9780062092816  
10. Under the Wide and Starry Sky  
Nancy Horan, Ballantine, $26, 9780345516534  
11. One More Thing  
B.J. Novak, Knopf, $24.95, 9780385351836  
12. Ripper  
Isabel Allende, Harper, $28.99, 9780062291400  
13. An Officer and a Spy  
Robert Harris, Knopf, $27.95, 9780385349581  
14. The Circle  
Dave Eggers, Knopf, $27.95, 9780385351393  
15. The Kept  
James Scott, Harper, $25.99, 9780062236739  


1. Things That Matter  
Charles Krauthammer, Crown Forum, $28, 9780385349178  
2. Everything I Need to Know I Learned From a Little Golden Book  
Diane Muldrow, Golden Books, $9.99, 9780307977618  
3. The Future of the Mind: The Scientific Quest to Understand, Enhance, and Empower the Mind  
Michio Kaku, Doubleday, $28.95, 9780385530828  
4. The Southerner's Handbook: A Guide to Living the Good Life  
Garden & Gun Magazine, HarperWave, $27.99, 9780062242389  
5. The Boys in the Boat  
Daniel James Brown, Viking, $28.95, 9780670025817  
6. The Blood Sugar Solution 10-Day Detox Diet  
Mark Hyman, Little Brown, $28, 9780316230025  
7. Unbroken  
Laura Hillenbrand, Random House, $28, 9781400064168  
8. Glitter and Glue  
Kelly Corrigan, Ballantine, $26, 9780345532831  
9. I Am Malala  
Malala Yousafzai, Little Brown, $26, 9780316322409  
10. The Virgin Diet Cookbook: 150 Easy and Delicious Recipes to Lose Weight and Feel Better Fast  
J.J. Virgin, Grand Central, $28, 9781455577798  
11. My Promised Land  
Ari Shavit, Spiegel & Grau, $28, 9780385521703  
12. Stitches  
Anne Lamott, Riverhead, $17.95, 9781594632587  
13. HRC  
Jonathan Allen, Amie Parnes, Crown, $26, 9780804136754  
14. Duty  
Robert M. Gates, Knopf, $35, 9780307959478  
15. Where Nobody Knows Your Name: Life in the Minor Leagues of Baseball  
John Feinstein, Doubleday, $26.95, 9780385535939    


1. Life After Life  
Kate Atkinson, Back Bay, $18, 9780316176491  
okra2. A Land More Kind Than Home  
Wiley Cash, Morrow, $14.99, 9780062088239
3. Where'd You Go, Bernadette  
Maria Semple, Back Bay, $14.99, 9780316204262  
4. Dear Life  
Alice Munro, Vintage, $15.95, 9780307743725  
5. Cockroaches  
Jo Nesbo, Vintage, $14.95, 9780345807151  
6. Me Before You  
Jojo Moyes, Penguin, $16, 9780143124542  
7. The Aviator's Wife  
Melanie Benjamin, Bantam, $15, 9780345528681  
8. The Light Between Oceans  
M.L. Stedman, Scribner, $16, 9781451681758  
9. Orphan Train  
Christina Baker Kline, Morrow, $14.99, 9780061950728  
10. Beautiful Ruins  
Jess Walter, Harper Perennial, $15.99, 9780061928178  
11. A Constellation of Vital Phenomena  
Anthony Marra, Hogarth, $15, 9780770436421  
12. Tenth of December  
George Saunders, Random House, $15, 9780812984255  
13. The Son  
Philipp Meyer, Ecco, $16.99, 9780062120403  
14. A Tale for the Time Being  
Ruth L. Ozeki, Penguin, $16, 9780143124870  
okra15. Life After Life  
Jill McCorkle, Shannon Ravenel Books, $14.95, 9781616203221  


1. The Monuments Men  
Robert M. Edsel, Back Bay, $17, 9780316240055  
2. Dance of the Reptiles  
Carl Hiaasen, Vintage, $15.95, 9780345807021  
3. Quiet  
Susan Cain, Broadway, $16, 9780307352156  
4. Wild  
Cheryl Strayed, Vintage, $15.95, 9780307476074  
5. Hyperbole and a Half  
Allie Brosh, Touchstone, $17.99, 9781451666175  
6. Philomena  
Martin Sixsmith, Penguin, $16, 9780143124726  
7. Proof of Heaven  
Eben Alexander, M.D., S&S, $15.99, 9781451695199  
8. Lone Survivor  
Marcus Luttrell, Back Bay, $17, 9780316324106  
9. The 5 Love Languages  
Gary Chapman, Northfield, $14.99, 9780802473158  
10. The Wolf of Wall Street  
Jordan Belfort, Bantam, $16, 9780345549334  
11. 12 Years a Slave  
Solomon Northup, Penguin, $16, 9780143125419  
12. Orange Is the New Black  
Piper Kerman, Spiegel & Grau, $16, 9780812986181  
13. Detroit: An American Autopsy  
Charlie LeDuff, Penguin, $17, 9780143124467  
14. My Beloved World  
Sonia Sotomayor, Vintage, $15.95, 9780345804839  
15. Outliers  
Malcolm Gladwell, Back Bay, $16.99, 9780316017930    


1. The Catcher in the Rye  
J.D. Salinger, Little Brown, $6.99, 9780316769488  
2. The Monuments Men  
Robert M. Edsel, Little Brown, $10, 9780316240079  
3. Six Years  
Harlan Coben, Signet, $9.99, 9780451414113  
4. Ender's Game  
Orson Scott Card, Tor, $7.99, 9780765370624  
5. To Kill a Mockingbird  
Harper Lee, Grand Central, $7.99, 9780446310789  
6. Lord of the Flies  
William Golding, Berkley, $9.99, 9780399501487  
7. All Quiet on the Western Front  
Erich Maria Remarque, Ballantine, $6.99, 9780449213940  
8. Seven Grams of Lead  
Keith Thomson, Anchor, $7.99, 9780307949905  
9. 1984  
George Orwell, Signet, $9.99, 9780451524935  
10. Unintended Consequences  
Stuart Woods, Signet, $9.99, 9780451414397    


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. Green Eggs and Ham  
Dr. Seuss, Random House, $8.99, 9780394800165  
4. Where the Wild Things Are  
Maurice Sendak, Harper, $18.99, 9780060254926  
5. Frozen  
Victoria Saxon, Grace Lee (Illus.), Random House/Disney, $3.99, 9780736430517  
6. The Cat in the Hat  
Dr. Seuss, Random House, $8.99, 9780394800011  
7. The Lorax  
Dr.Seuss, Random House, $14.95, 9780394823379  
8. Pete the Cat: Big Easter Adventure  
Kimberly Dean, James Dean, Harper, $9.99, 9780062198679  
9. Oh, the Places You'll Go!  
Dr. Seuss, Random House, $17.99, 9780679805274  
10. Love You Forever  
Robert Munsch, Sheila McGraw (Illus.), Firefly, $5.95, 9780920668375    


1. The Fault in Our Stars  
John Green, Dutton, $17.99, 9780525478812  
2. The Book Thief
 Markus Zusak, Knopf, $12.99, 9780385754729  
3. Flora and Ulysses: The Illuminated Adventures  
Kate DiCamillo, K.G. Campbell (Illus.), Candlewick, $17.99, 9780763660406  
4. Looking for Alaska  
John Green, Speak, $9.99, 9780142402511  
5. Wonder  
R.J. Palacio, Knopf, $15.99, 9780375869020  
6. The Giver  
Lois Lowry, Laurel-Leaf, $6.99, 9780440237686  
7. An Abundance of Katherines  
John Green, Speak, $9.99, 9780142410707  
okra8. Three Times Lucky  
Sheila Turnage, Puffin, $7.99, 9780142426050  

okra9. The Ghosts of Tupelo Landing  
Sheila Turnage, Kathy Dawson Books, $16.99, 9780803736719
10. The Phantom Tollbooth  
Norton Juster, Jules Feiffer (Illus.), Yearling, $6.99, 9780394820378    


1. Divergent  
Veronica Roth, Katherine Tegen Books, $9.99, 9780062289858  
2. Insurgent (Divergent, #2)  
Veronica Roth, Katherine Tegen Books, $17.99, 9780062024046  
3. Allegiant (Divergent, #3)  
Veronica Roth, Katherine Tegen Books, $19.99, 9780062024060  
4. Hollow City (The Second Novel of Miss Peregrine's Peculiar Children)  
Ransom Riggs, Quirk, $17.99, 9781594746123  
5. Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Hard Luck  
Jeff Kinney, Amulet, $13.95, 9781419711329  
6. Pete the Cat: Cool for School (My First I Can Read Series)  
James Dean, Harper, $3.99, 9780062110756  
7. Catching Fire (The Second Book of the Hunger Games)  
Suzanne Collins, Scholastic, $12.99, 9780545586177  
8. Timmy Failure: Now Look What You've Done  
Stephan Pastis, Candlewick, $14.99, 9780763660512  
9. Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children
 Ransom Riggs, Quirk, $10.99, 9781594746031  
10. Dinosaurs Before Dark (Magic Tree House #1)  
Mary Pope Osborne, Sal Murdocca (Illus.), Random House, $4.99, 9780679824114

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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.

This Dark Road to Mercy
Tiger Shrimp Tango
Under the Wide and Starry Sky
The Kept
My Promised Land
Where Nobody Knows Your Name: Life in the Minor Leagues of Baseball
A Land More Kind Than Home
The Aviator's Wife
The Son
A Tale for the Time Being
The 5 Love Languages
The Wolf of Wall Street
Lord of the Flies
All Quiet on the Western Front
Seven Grams of Lead
Unintended Consequences
The Cat in the Hat
Pete the Cat: Big Easter Adventure
Love You Forever
The Giver
The Ghosts of Tupelo Landing
The Phantom Tollbooth


Events at Southen Indie Bookstores 

Kim Harrison- The Undead Pool  (author appearance)
Kim Harrison
03/10/2015, 06:30 pm
FoxTale Book Shoppe
Woodstock, GA

T.D. Allman - Finding Florida: The True History of the Sunshine State  (author appearance)
T.D. Allman
03/13/2014, 06:30 pm
Books & Books Inc.

Myra MacPherson - The Scarlet Sisters: Sex, Suffrage, and Scandal in the Gilded Age   (author appearance)
Myra MacPherson
03/13/2014, 08:00 pm
Books & Books Inc.

R. Scot Duncan - Southern Wonder: Alabama's Surprising Biodiversity  (author appearance)
R. Scot Duncan
03/13/2014, 04:00 pm
Alabama Booksmith
Birmingham, AL

Dr. Sampson Davis - LIVING AND DYING IN BRICK CITY  (author appearance)
Dr. Sampson Davis
03/13/2014, 07:00 pm
Inkwood Books
Tampa, FL

Cara Black Booksigning  (author appearance)
Cara Black
03/13/2014, 07:00 pm
Murder on the Beach Mystery Bookstore
Delray Beach, FL

ANNE FORTIER presents The Lost Sisterhood  (author appearance)
Anne Fortier
03/13/2014, 06:00 pm
Vero Beach Book Center
Vero Beach, FL

Anna Quindlen Book Signing  (author appearance)
Anna Quindlen
03/13/2014, 07:00 pm
A Cappella Books
Atlanta, GA

Spring Into Ayurveda With Deepali Gokhale  (other event)
03/13/2014, 07:00 pm
Charis Books & More
Atlanta, GA

Stephan Pastis, Timmy Failure: Now Look What You’ve Done  (author appearance)
Stephan Pastis
03/13/2014, 04:30 pm
FoxTale Book Shoppe
Woodstock, GA

Kellie Martin - Madam: A Novel  (author appearance)
Kellie Martin
03/13/2014, 06:00 pm
Garden District Book Shop
New Orleans, LA

Bourbon Street: A History By Richard Campanella  (author appearance)
Richard Campanella
03/13/2014, 06:00 pm
Octavia Books
New Orleans, LA

Flyleaf Second Thursday Poetry Reading & Open Mic  (other event)
03/13/2014, 07:00 pm
Flyleaf Books
Chapel Hill, NC

SHAKESPEARE SALON: The Tempest  (other event)
03/13/2014, 05:00 pm
Malaprop's Bookstore/Cafe
Asheville, NC

Brynn Bonner  (author appearance)
Brynn Bonner
03/13/2014, 07:30 pm
Quail Ridge Books & Music
Raleigh, NC

Kenneth Calhoun  (author appearance)
Kenneth Calhoun
03/13/2014, 07:00 pm
Regulator Bookshop
durham, NC

Book Your Lunch With Erika Robuck  (author appearance)
Erika Robuck
03/13/2014, 12:00 pm
Fiction Addiction
Greenville, SC

Linda Lawrence Hunt Book Talk at St. Giles  (author appearance)
Linda Lawrence Hunt
03/13/2014, 10:00 am
Fiction Addiction
Greenville, SC

Book Your Lunch With Erika Robuck  (author appearance)
Erika Robuck
03/13/2014, 12:00 pm
Fiction Addiction
Greenville, SC

Author event with Ed Pettersen, author of I Curse the River of Time  (author appearance)
Ed Pettersen
03/13/2014, 06:30 pm
Parnassus Books
Nashville, TN

James Grippando - Black Horizon  (author appearance)
James Grippando
03/14/2014, 08:00 pm
Books & Books Inc.

Michael Childers - Icons & Legends: The Photography of Michael Childer  (author appearance)
Michael Childers
03/14/2014, 06:30 pm
Books & Books Inc.

Author Luncheon  (author appearance)
Dorothea Benton Frank
03/14/2014, 11:00 am
Polo Grill

Renaissance Luncheon  (author appearance)
Dr. Ruth Westheimer
03/14/2014, 10:00 am
Ritz Carlton

Sherri Graves Smith  (author appearance)
Sherri Graves Smith
03/14/2014, 10:00 am
Page & Palette
Fairhope, AL

Lori Nichols  (author appearance)
Lori Nichols
03/14/2014, 11:00 am
Page & Palette
Fairhope, AL

Kate Sweeney Book Signing  (author appearance)
Kate Sweeney
03/14/2014, 07:30 pm
A Cappella Books
Atlanta, GA

Donna Glee Williams’ Debut Novel Release Party  (author appearance)
Donna Glee Williams
03/14/2014, 06:30 pm
City Lights Bookstore
Sylva, NC

Erika Robuck
03/14/2014, 07:00 pm
Malaprop's Bookstore/Cafe
Asheville, NC

Terry Kay, Author, The Seventh Mirror  (author appearance)
Terry Kay
03/14/2014, 11:00 am
Litchfield Books
Pawleys Island, SC

Annabelle Gurwitch - I See You Made an Effort  (author appearance)
Annabelle Gurwitch
03/15/2014, 07:00 pm
Books & Books Inc.

ACLU Public Forum on Civil Liberties  (other event)
03/15/2014, 05:00 pm
Books & Books Inc.

Steven Dos Santos - The Sowing  (author appearance)
Steven dos Santos
03/15/2014, 07:30 pm
Books & Books Inc.

Patrice Kononchek  (author appearance)
Patrice Kononchek
03/15/2014, 11:00 am
Page & Palette
Fairhope, AL

Charlie Price  (author appearance)
Charlie Price
03/15/2014, 01:00 pm
Page & Palette
Fairhope, AL

W.S. Culpepper  (author appearance)
W.S. Culpepper
03/15/2014, 02:00 pm
Page & Palette
Fairhope, AL

Chelsea Handler Book Signing  (author appearance)
Chelsea Handler
03/15/2014, 02:00 pm
A Cappella Books
Atlanta, GA

Meet YA Author Sarah Mlynowski  (author appearance)
Sarah Mlynowski
03/15/2014, 06:30 pm
Avid Bookshop
Athens, GA

Rona Simmons, The Quiet Room  (author appearance)
Rona Simmons
03/15/2014, 01:00 pm
FoxTale Book Shoppe
Woodstock, GA

Diana Anosike will sign I'm Winning, I Promise   (author appearance)
Diana Anosike
03/15/2014, 01:00 pm
A Reader's Corner Bookstore
Louisville, KY

C. S. Harris: Why Kings Confess  (author appearance)
C. S. Harris
03/15/2014, 01:00 pm
Garden District Book Shop
New Orleans, LA

Jan-Philipp Sendker - A WELL-TEMPERED HEART  (author appearance)
Jan-Philipp Sendker
03/15/2014, 06:42 pm
Octavia Books
New Orleans, LA

BJ Jones Presents His Novels  (author appearance)
B.J. Jones
03/15/2014, 02:00 pm
City Lights Bookstore
Sylva, NC

Find Momo, the adorable dog and Instagram sensation!  (author appearance)
Andrew Knapp
03/15/2014, 02:00 pm
Flyleaf Books
Chapel Hill, NC

GIRLS OF ATOMIC CITY Paperback Party with Author Denise Kiernan  (author appearance)
Denise Kiernan
03/15/2014, 05:00 pm
Malaprop's Bookstore/Cafe
Asheville, NC

Tom Eamon – The Making of a Southern Democracy  (author appearance)
Tom Eamon
03/15/2014, 11:00 am
McIntyre's Fine Books
Pittsboro, NC

Author Event: Julia Rogers - Adventures of Mac the Doodle  (author appearance)
Julia Rogers
03/15/2014, 11:00 am
Park Road Books
Charlotte, NC

Author Event: Erika Robuck - Fallen Beauty  (author appearance)
Erika Robuck
03/15/2014, 02:00 pm
Park Road Books
Charlotte, NC

Andrea Weigl PICKLES AND PRESERVES  (author appearance)
Andrea Weigl
03/15/2014, 11:00 am
The Country Bookshop
Southern Pines, NC

Stephan Pastis - Timmy Failure #2: Now Look What You've Done  (author appearance)
Stephan Pastis
03/16/2014, 02:00 pm
Books & Books Inc.

John S. Friedman - The Secret Histories: Hidden Truths that Challenged the Past and Changed the World  (author appearance)
John S. Friedman
03/16/2014, 04:00 pm
Books & Books Inc.

Stephen King Signing  (author appearance)
Stephen King
03/16/2014, 04:00 pm
Sarasota, FL

Stephen King Signing  (author appearance)
Stephen King
03/16/2014, 04:00 pm
Sarasota, FL

Paperback Fiction Book Club: THE DINNER  (book club)
03/16/2014, 06:15 pm
Avid Bookshop
Athens, GA

Carol Henderson, Living with Illness: A Reading  (author appearance)
Carol Henderson
03/16/2014, 03:00 pm
Flyleaf Books
Chapel Hill, NC

WRITERS AT HOME  (other event)
03/16/2014, 03:00 pm
Malaprop's Bookstore/Cafe
Asheville, NC

Poetry with Jim Tolan, Nicole Callihan, and Lorraine Doran  (author appearance)
Jim Tolan
03/16/2014, 05:00 pm
Malaprop's Bookstore/Cafe
Asheville, NC

Author Event: Scott Syfert - The First American Declaration of Independence?  (author appearance)
Scott Syfert
03/16/2014, 02:00 pm
Park Road Books
Charlotte, NC

Erika Robuck FALLEN BEAUTY  (author appearance)
Erika Robuck
03/16/2014, 02:00 pm
The Country Bookshop
Southern Pines, NC

Wes Moore - The Other Wes Moore  (author appearance)
Wes Moore
03/17/2014, 07:14 pm
Alabama Booksmith
Birmingham, AL

Read It & Eat with Jan-Philipp Sendker  (author appearance)
Jan-Philipp Sendker
03/17/2014, 12:00 pm
Page & Palette
Fairhope, AL

Read It & Eat with Jan-Philipp Sendker  (author appearance)
Jan-Philipp Sendker
03/17/2014, 12:00 pm
Page & Palette
Fairhope, AL

Book Club  (book club)
03/17/2014, 12:00 pm
Hooked On Books
Islamorada, FL

Trans and Friends: a Project of the Feminist Outlawz  (author appearance)
03/17/2014, 07:00 pm
Charis Books & More
Atlanta, GA

Three Nightmares You Can’t Resist tour featuring Kristen Simmons, Mindee Arnett, & Jenna Black  (author appearance)
Mindee Arnett
03/17/2014, 07:00 pm
Flyleaf Books
Chapel Hill, NC

Three Nightmares You Can’t Resist tour featuring Kristen Simmons, Mindee Arnett, & Jenna Black  (author appearance)
Mindee Arnett
03/17/2014, 07:00 pm
Flyleaf Books
Chapel Hill, NC

St. Patrick's Day Storytime  (other event)
03/17/2014, 01:00 pm
Page After Page
Elizabeth City, NC

Author event with Nicole Callihan, James Tolan, and Lorraine Doran  (author appearance)
Nicole Callihan
03/17/2014, 06:30 pm
Parnassus Books
Nashville, TN

Andrew Ticer & Michael Hudman - Collards & Carbonara: Southern Cooking, Italian Roots  (author appearance)
Andrew Ticer
03/18/2014, 02:00 pm
Alabama Booksmith
Birmingham, AL

Tim Hollis - Memories of Downtown Birmingham  (author appearance)
Tim Hollis
03/18/2014, 04:00 pm
Alabama Booksmith
Birmingham, AL

Beverly Crider - Legends and Lore of Birmingham and Central Alabama  (author appearance)
Beverly Crider
03/18/2014, 04:00 pm
Alabama Booksmith
Birmingham, AL

Wine Seminar with Mark Spivak   (author appearance)
Mark Spivak
03/18/2014, 06:00 pm
Murder on the Beach Mystery Bookstore
Delray Beach, FL

JAN-PHILIPP SENDKER presents A Well-Tempered Heart  (author appearance)
Jan-Philipp Sendker
03/18/2014, 06:00 pm
Vero Beach Book Center
Vero Beach, FL


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