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{In praise of a Southern sense of humor.}

In which her ladyship, the editor suggests an alternative to the shopping mall, Mr. Laurence Avery feeds the birds, and Ms. Margaret Eby enjoys the deep-fried grotesque.

November 22, 2015

In This Issue

Lady Banks' Commonplace Book | Book and Author Gossip | Author 2 Author | STARS Author Feature | Okra Picks | Special to the Southern List | Southern Indie Bestsellers | Event Calendar

Dearest Readers,

In just a few days many of her ladyship, the editor's readers will be rising from their chairs after a meal shared with friends and family and thanks, and readying themselves for what may be the most grueling task of the holiday season -- the after Thanksgiving shopping experience. 

Shop Small and Indies First 

No doubt many will be jostling with the crowds in the malls, in pursuit of the ubiquitous "Black Friday" sales. But there is another, more pleasant, less stressful, more sustainable option: skip the mall on Friday and instead celebrate Small Business Saturday. And if books are on your gift-giving list (and surely they are) then a visit to your local indie bookstore may be especially rewarding. All over the country authors are showing up at independent bookstores on Saturday to spend the day talking to customers and recommending books, as part of the Indies First campaign.

Indies First is a national campaign of activities and events in support of independent bookstores, first envisioned by author Sherman Alexie in 2013. It kicks off each November, on Small Business Saturday (November 28, 2015), when independent bookstores host authors as honorary booksellers throughout the day to help sell and sign books, share recommendations, give readings, and more.

Store MapNov. 28, 2015 activities by state | Nov. 28, 2015 activities by store

In her own hometown of Wilmington, NC, her ladyship will be poking her head in to the Pomegranate Bookstore, where authors Sheila Webster Boneham and Wiley Cash will be on hand to offer advice and talk book turkey with visitors. 

 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.

Mountain GravityNovember Afternoon

Metabolism accelerates in the cold, 
else birds freeze. I fill the feeder
and expect them to be at least a little bold,
by necessity, in pecking at the seeds.

A titmouse and finch alight to feast, but stay
only a second. A gust of wind and both
fly off, frightened by a falling leaf they
mistake for a jay or some other bully.

Safe is better than sorry, for sure, but bold,
at least a little, is what I expect of me.
I'll rhyme to warm my spirits against the cold
and hope to tell the difference between jays and leaves.

--Laurence Avery, Mountain Gravity, (New Atlantic Media, 2014) 9780615877471

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Book & Author Gossip

Beyond Southern Gothic

South Toward Home. . . what I found when I worked on my book South Toward Home was that, too often, people are missing the humor in southern literature, the comic asides in the tales of deep-fried grotesque. Just listen to Flannery O'Connor read "A Good Man Is Hard To Find," and you can hear the jokes—though they are, admittedly, embedded in the story of an escaped convict's homicidal spree. Southern fiction is actually full of odd, wry comedy. The flip side to all that haunted, gothic literature is the wealth of dark humor and slapstick to be found below the Mason-Dixon Line.  9780393241112

Lost William Faulkner play published

An early play by a young William Faulkner, in which an author better known for his intense, dark depictions of life in the southern US tries his hand at light humour and romance, has been published for the first time almost a century after it was written. Twixt Cup and Lip was written by Faulkner in the early 1920s, when the author would have been in his 20s. A one-act play, it is set in the apartment of a “well-to-do bachelor”, and sees two friends of around 30, Francis and Jim, each vying to convince the 19-year-old Ruth to marry them.

A Free State

A Free StateTom Piazza’s “Free State” (HarperCollins) offers a fascinating study on the nature of freedom in the guise of a thought-provoking novel. Set in the years before the Civil War, “Free State” focuses on the chance coming together of a black man, who calls himself Henry Sims, and a white man, who calls himself James Douglass. Both are assumed names by characters seeking freedom and a new identity from the lives they were born into and their grim pasts.  9780062284129

New chapter for Book 'Em Book Festival

There are changes coming for the annual Book ‘Em North Carolina Writers’ Conference and Book Fair that are designed to broaden the scope of the event and attract more attendees, particularly those of school age

Rick Bragg's journey

My Southern JourneyRick Bragg's last book, his best-selling biography of Jerry Lee Lewis, was an exhausting enterprise. Bragg spent two summers interviewing Lewis and researched widely. In the writing — 476 pages — he had the struggle of presenting Lewis' drinking, drug use, multiple marriages and generally violent nature in a text that was accurate and fair and still readable and pleasing in the Rick Bragg style. Bragg deserves a break and he gives himself one in "My Southern Journey." In fact he says as much in his Afterword: "this book … is a kind of love story to the South … I have loved writing about our food, our ways, our proclivities."  9780848746391

Let's give thanks for Louisiana authors

Singer-songwriter, poet, cultural activist and environmentalist Zachary Richard's latest book for children, "The Legend of L'il Red," is a fable in the Aesop's tradition, a story of friendship, persistence, tolerance and love. A blind turtle and a one-clawed baby crawfish find each other in the middle of a hurricane and set off in search of a new claw for the little crawfish, encountering a host of creatures and confronting challenges along the way.

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Meet Jo S. Kittinger

Jo S. Kittinger"Optimistic by Nature," as the tee shirt says, Jo loves the outdoors and is inspired by the world around her. Her nonfiction children's books reflect her love of natural science, while her fiction books reveal her imagination and creativity. Jo plays in the mud, as a potter, and loves photography as well. She's always ready for a game of Pictionary and can sometimes be found riding a Kabota tractor at her blueberry farm. Jo loves to travel and enjoys sharing her love of books and writing with fellow writers and students.


The House on Dirty-Third Street

The House on Dirty-Third Street A mother and daughter turn a hopeless old house into a loving family home, with faith, elbow grease, and the support of their community. Illustrations. Southern Traveling Authors Registration Service

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Read This! Recommended Reading from Southern Booksellers

Okra Picks

From the Okra Picks:

Sam Phillips: The Man Who Invented Rock 'n' RollThe author of the critically acclaimed Elvis Presley biography "Last Train to Memphis" brings us the life of Sam Phillips, the visionary genius who singlehandedly steered the revolutionary path of Sun Records. The music that he shaped in his tiny Memphis studio with artists as diverse as Elvis Presley, Ike Turner, Howlin' Wolf, Jerry Lee Lewis, and Johnny Cash, introduced a sound that had never been heard before. He brought forth a singular mix of black and white voices passionately proclaiming the vitality of the American vernacular tradition while at the same time declaring, once and for all, a new, "integrated" musical day. With extensive interviews and firsthand personal observations extending over a 25-year period with Phillips, along with wide-ranging interviews with nearly all the legendary Sun Records artists, Guralnick gives us an ardent, unrestrained portrait of an American original as compelling in his own right as Mark Twain, Walt Whitman, or Thomas Edison. 

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Recommended by Indie Booksellers

From Flyleaf Books in Chapel Hill, NC

The Girl with All the GiftsThe Girl with All the Gifts by M. R. Carey ($15.00, Orbit, 9780316334754)

The title got me started and the story and writing were just too amazing to not finish--which is amazing given I tend to avoid all things zombie related. This is that perfect book that blends just enough sci-fi, fantasy, and thriller to take you away from "now" -- but you can certainly see this happening "tomorrow." The pace tracks along just slow enough that you are kept worrying about every little sound, and each small decision, but you never find yourself bored or skimming. Carey's attention to detail, ability to get inside the heads of each character is matched by his brilliant writing. There is something to be said for an author that writes a dystopian post-apocalyptic novel with such grace. -- Banshion

The Adventures of Miss PetitfourThe Adventures of Miss Petitfour by Anne Michaels, illus. Emma Block ($17.99, Tundra Books, 9781770495005)
I love these whimsical stories from Anne Michaels and the lovely full-color illustrations from Emma Block! Sweet and endearing with just the right touch of fanciful adventure! This is perfect for cat-lovers of all ages and especially those young readers with an interest in writing down their own adventures. -- Johanna

From Avid Bookshop in Athens, GA

The First Bad ManThe First Bad Man by Miranda July: Cheryl is a forty year old woman living alone until, suddenly, she isn't. Clee is the girl half her age who is the reason Cheryl doesn't live alone anymore. What happens when these two collide might shock, and will definitely amaze, as July shepherds us through the astoundingly weird to the stunningly humane. Sometimes I stopped reading to talk to myself out loud about how good this book is. It is really, really good, and it contains every kind of love. Cheryl thinks her story might not be a Great American Love Story for Our Time, but in Miranda July's hands that is just what it is. (Tyler)  9781439172575

Three Parts DeadThree Parts Dead by Max Gladstone: A god is dead. Tara Abernathy has to find who killed him, and more importantly--who gets to decide what his replacement is like. Money is soul, corporations are literally people, and divine grace is exchanged like stocks.. Sound fun yet? It should. Max Gladstone has created a world that lives, breathes, excites, and jokes. This is my favorite fantasy series in recent memory, and one of the only truly modern urban fantasies. This will rock your world. Read it. (Caleb)  9780765333117

Black ChalkBlack Chalk by Christopher J. Yates: Written by a professional puzzle maker, Black Chalk is a puzzle of friendship between six college students in England. Friendship dramas that can be fairly routine (teasing, bullying, tormenting each other) become high stakes when the friends join a secret gaming society whose consequences for failure are always painful and often involve public humiliation. This is a great thriller! (Rachel W.)  9781250075550

Wolf in White VanWolf in White Van by John Darnielle: Packed with phrases that belong scrawled on walls and skin. John Darnielle's talent, and the humanity he uses it to depict, stun. I feel lucky to live in a time when he's creating. (Frankie)  9781250074713

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Southern Indie Bestsellers

For the week ending November 15. 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. Rogue Lawyer
John Grisham, Doubleday, $28.95, 9780385539432
2. All the Light We Cannot See
Anthony Doerr, Scribner, $27, 9781476746586
3. Avenue of Mysteries
John Irving, S&S, $28, 9781451664164
4. The Japanese Lover
Isabel Allende, Atria, $28, 9781501116971
5. Slade House
David Mitchell, Random House, $26, 9780812998689
6. The Magic Strings of Frankie Presto
Mitch Albom, Harper, $25.99, 9780062294418
7. The Bazaar of Bad Dreams
Stephen King, Scribner, $30, 9781501111679
8. Fates and Furies
Lauren Groff, Riverhead, $27.95, 9781594634475
9. See Me
Nicholas Sparks, Grand Central, $27, 9781455520619
10. City on Fire
Garth Risk Hallberg, Knopf, $30, 9780385353779
11. Career of Evil
J.K. Rowling writing as Robert Galbraith, Mulholland, $28, 9780316349932
12. The Crossing
Michael Connelly, Little Brown, $28, 9780316225885
13. The Nightingale
Kristin Hannah, St. Martin's, $27.99, 9780312577223
okra 14. Go Set a Watchman
Harper Lee, Harper, $27.99, 9780062409850

15. After Alice
Gregory Maguire, Morrow, $26.99, 9780060548957


1. Destiny and Power: The American Odyssey of George Herbert Walker Bush
Jon Meacham, Random House, $35, 9781400067657
2. Thomas Jefferson and the Tripoli Pirates: The Forgotten War That Changed American History
Brian Kilmeade, Don Yaeger, Sentinel, $27.95, 9781591848066
3. Killing Reagan
Bill O'Reilly, Martin Dugard, Holt, $30, 9781627792417
4. The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up
Marie Kondo, Ten Speed Press, $16.99, 9781607747307
5. The Witches
Stacy Schiff, Little Brown, $32, 9780316200608
6. Big Magic
Elizabeth Gilbert, Riverhead, $24.95, 9781594634710
7. M Train
Patti Smith, Knopf, $25, 9781101875100
okra8. My Southern Journey: True Stories from the Heart of the South
Rick Bragg, Oxmoor House, $27.95, 9780848746391

9. My Life on the Road
Gloria Steinem, Random House, $28, 9780679456209
10. Between the World and Me
Ta-Nehisi Coates, Spiegel & Grau, $24, 9780812993547
11. Being Mortal
Atul Gawande, Metropolitan, $26, 9780805095159
12. The Wright Brothers
David McCullough, S&S, $30, 9781476728742
13. The Southerner's Cookbook: Recipes, Wisdom, and Stories
Garden & Gun (Ed.), Harper Wave, $37.50, 9780062242419
14. The Generals: Patton, MacArthur, Marshall, and the Winning of World War II
Winston Groom, National Geographic, $30, 9781426215490
15. Lights Out
Ted Koppel, Crown, $26, 9780553419962


1. My Brilliant Friend
Elena Ferrante, Europa Editions, $17, 9781609450786
2. The Martian
Andy Weir, Broadway, $15, 9781101903582
3. Big Little Lies
Liane Moriarty, Berkley, $16, 9780425274866
4. Euphoria
Lily King, Grove Press, $16, 9780802123701
5. A Brief History of Seven Killings
Marlon James, Riverhead, $17, 9781594633942
6. The Husband's Secret
Liane Moriarty, Berkley, $16, 9780425267721
7. Trigger Warning
Neil Gaiman, Morrow, $16.99, 9780062330321
8. Everything I Never Told You
Celeste Ng, Penguin, $16, 9780143127550
9. At the Water's Edge
Sara Gruen, Spiegel & Grau, $16, 9780385523240
10. Orphan Train
Christina Baker Kline, Morrow, $14.99, 9780061950728
11. The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry
Gabrielle Zevin, Algonquin, $14.95, 9781616204518
12. A Man Called Ove
Fredrik Backman, Washington Square Press, $16, 9781476738024
13. The Rosie Project
Graeme Simsion, S&S, $15.99, 9781476729091
14. Memory Man
David Baldacci, Grand Central, $15.99, 9781455559817
15. Dog Songs
Mary Oliver, Penguin, $16, 9780143125839


1. The Boys in the Boat
Daniel James Brown, Penguin, $17, 9780143125471
2. Lost Ocean
Johanna Basford, Penguin, $16.95, 9780143108993
3. The Mindfulness Coloring Book
Emma Farrarons, Experiment, $9.95, 9781615192823
4. The Mindfulness Coloring Book: Volume Two
Emma Farrarons, Experiment, $9.95, 9781615193028
5. Do Unto Animals
Tracey Stewart, Lisel Ashlock (Illus.), Artisan, $19.95, 9781579656232
6. I Am Malala
Malala Yousafzai, Back Bay, $16, 9780316322423
7. Wreck This Journal
Keri Smith, Perigee, $15, 9780399161940
8. Alexander Hamilton
Ron Chernow, Penguin, $20, 9780143034759
9. Just Mercy
Bryan Stevenson, Spiegel & Grau, $16, 9780812984965
10. Really Important Stuff My Dog Has Taught Me
Cynthia L. Copeland, Workman, $12.95, 9780761181798
11. Good Dog: True Stories of Love, Loss, and Loyalty
David DiBenedetto, Harper Wave, $15.99, 9780062242372
12. Yes Please
Amy Poehler, Dey Street, $16.99, 9780062268358
13. Not That Kind of Girl
Lena Dunham, Random House, $16, 9780812985177
14. The Best American Essays 2015
Ariel Levy, Robert Atwan (Eds.), Mariner, $14.95, 9780544569621
15. Besh Big Easy: 101 Home Cooked New Orleans Recipes
John Besh, Andrews McMeel, $25, 9781449469177


1. The Martian
Andy Weir, Broadway, $9.99, 9781101905005
2. Lord of the Flies
William Golding, Perigee, $9.99, 9780399501487
3. To Kill a Mockingbird
Harper Lee, Grand Central, $8.99, 9780446310789
4. The Catcher in the Rye
J.D. Salinger, Little Brown, $8.99, 9780316769488
5. Ender's Game
Orson Scott Card, Tor, $7.99, 9780765370624
6. Slaughterhouse-Five
Kurt Vonnegut, Laurel Leaf, $7.99, 9780440180296
7. Still Life
Louise Penny, St. Martin's, $7.99, 9780312948559
8. The Tempest
William Shakespeare, Washington Square Press, $5.99, 9780743482837
9. A Game of Thrones
George R.R. Martin, Bantam, $9.99, 9780553593716
10. A Storm of Swords
George R.R. Martin, Bantam, $9.99, 9780345543981


1. The Day the Crayons Came Home
Drew Daywalt, Oliver Jeffers (Illus.), Philomel, $18.99, 9780399172755
2. I Love to Gobble You Up!
Sandra Magsamen, LB Kids, $7.99, 9780316378772
3. The Day the Crayons Quit
Drew Daywalt, Oliver Jeffers (Illus.), Philomel, $17.99, 9780399255373
4. The Turnip
Jan Brett, Putnam, $17.99, 9780399170706
5. Goodnight Moon
Margaret Wise Brown, Clement Hurd (Illus.), Harper, $8.99, 9780694003617
6. Waiting
Kevin Henkes, Greenwillow, $17.99, 9780062368430
7. Finding Winnie: The True Story of the World's Most Famous Bear
Lindsay Mattick, Sophie Blackall (Illus.), Little Brown, $18, 9780316324908
8. Little Tree
Loren Long, Philomel, $17.99, 9780399163975
9. The Giving Tree
Shel Silverstein, Harper, $16.99, 9780060256654
10. Little Critter: Just a Special Thanksgiving
Mercer Mayer, HarperFestival, $4.99, 9780061478116


1. Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard: The Sword of Summer
Rick Riordan, Hyperion, $19.99, 9781423160915
2. Harry Potter Coloring Book
Scholastic, $15.99, 9781338029994
3. The Story of Diva and Flea
Mo Willems, Tony DiTerlizzi (Illus.), Disney/Hyperion, $14.99, 9781484722848
4. The Thing About Jellyfish
Ali Benjamin, Little Brown, $17, 9780316380867
5. The Amazing Book Is Not on Fire: The World of Dan and Phil
Dan Howell, Phil Lester, Random House, $18.99, 9781101939840
6. The Marvels
Brian Selznick, Scholastic, $32.99, 9780545448680
7. Carry On
Rainbow Rowell, St. Martin's Griffin, $19.99, 9781250049551
8. It's Your World: Get Informed, Get Inspired & Get Going!
Chelsea Clinton, Philomel, $18.99, 9780399176128
9. Sisters
Raina Telgemeier, Graphix, $10.99, 9780545540605
10. Smile
Raina Telgemeier, Graphix, $10.99, 9780545132060


1. Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Old School
Jeff Kinney, Amulet, $13.95, 9781419717017
2. Winter (The Lunar Chronicles)
Marissa Meyer, Feiwel & Friends, $22.99, 9780312642983
3. Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone: The Illustrated Edition
J.K. Rowling, Jim Kay (Illus.), Arthur A. Levine Books, $39.99, 9780545790352
4. I Really Like Slop! (Elephant & Piggie)
Mo Willems, Disney/Hyperion, $9.99, 9781484722626
5. Tales from a Not-So-Perfect Pet Sitter (Dork Diaries, #10)
Rachel Renee Russell, Aladdin, $13.99, 9781481457040
6. The Lightning Thief (Percy Jackson and the Olympians, Book 1)
Rick Riordan, Hyperion, $7.99, 9781423134947
7. Diary of a Wimpy Kid:The Third Wheel
Jeff Kinney, Amulet, $13.95, 9781419705847
8. The Princess in Black and the Perfect Princess Party
Shannon Hale, Dean Hale, Candlewick, $14.99, 9780763665111
9. Thanksgiving on Thursday (Magic Tree House #27)
Mary Pope Osborne, Sal Murdocca (Illus.), Random House, $4.99, 9780375806155
10. The Death Cure (The Maze Runner, Book 3)
James Dashner, Delacorte, $9.99, 9780385738781

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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.

City on Fire The Nightingale Go Set a Watchman My Southern Journey: True Stories from the Heart of the South The Southerner's Cookbook: Recipes, Wisdom, and Stories The Generals: Patton, MacArthur, Marshall, and the Winning of World War II Lights Out Big Little Lies The Husband's Secret Orphan Train The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry The Rosie Project Memory Man Dog Songs Do Unto Animals Wreck This Journal Alexander Hamilton Just Mercy Really Important Stuff My Dog Has Taught Me Good Dog: True Stories of Love, Loss, and Loyalty The Best American Essays 2015 Besh Big Easy: 101 Home Cooked New Orleans Recipes Lord of the Flies” width= The Catcher in the Rye Ender's GameSlaughterhouse-FiveStill LifeThe TempestA Game of ThronesA Storm of SwordsWaiting Finding Winnie: The True Story of the World's Most Famous BearThe Giving TreeLittle Critter: Just a Special ThanksgivingIt's Your World: Get Informed, Get Inspired & Get Going!


Events at Southern Indie Bookstores

authors all around the south!

Meet Author Lynn Cullen: TWAIN'S END  (author appearance)
Lynn Cullen | 01/12/2016, 06:30 pm | Avid Bookshop | Athens, GA

Book Lovers club at Flyeaf disscuses Everything I Never Told You by Celeste Ng  (book club)
06/22/2016, 07:00 pm | Flyleaf Books | Chapel Hill, NC

Andrew Malan Milward with I WAS A REVOLUTIONARY  (author appearance)
Andrew Malan Milward | 08/27/2016, 05:00 pm | Square Books | Oxford, MS

Kate Alcott -A Touch of Stardust  (author appearance)
Kate Alcott | 11/28/2015, 03:00 pm | Blue Ridge Books

Cynthia Carris Alonso - Passage to Cuba - Gables  (author appearance)
Cynthia Carris | 11/28/2015, 07:00 pm | Books & Books Inc | Coral Gables, FL

The YA Book Club Christmas Party discussing The Maze Runner by James Dashner  (book club)
11/28/2015, 03:00 pm | Vero Beach Book Center | Vero Beach, FL

Shawn Gibson   (author appearance)
Shawn Gibson | 11/28/2015, 01:00 pm | Diana's Bookstore | Elkin, NC

Charlie Lovett: The Further Adventures of Ebenezer Scrooge  (author appearance)
Charlie Lovett | 11/28/2015, 10:30 am | The Country Bookshop | Southern Pines, NC

Small Business Day!  (other event)
11/28/2015, 10:00 am | My Sister's Books, Inc. | Pawleys Island, SC

Celebrate Indies First  (author appearance)
Anna Burger | 11/28/2015, 11:00 am | Sundial Books | Chincoteague, VA

Guest Booksellers from the Chincoteague Island Writer's Project!   (other event)
11/28/2015, 02:00 pm | Sundial Books | Chincoteague, VA

11/29/2015, 12:00 am | Charis Books & More | Atlanta, GA

David Brock - Killing the Messenger - Gables  (author appearance)
David Brock | 11/30/2015, 08:00 pm | Books & Books Inc | Coral Gables, FL

Photographer Ken Abbott- Useful Work  (author appearance)
Ken Abbott | 11/30/2015, 07:00 pm | Scuppernong Books | Greensboro, NC

Alex Wolff -The Audacity of Hoop and the Age of Obama  (author appearance)
Alex Wolff | 12/01/2015, 07:00 pm | Regulator Bookshop | Durham, NC

David Baldacci presents The Guilty  (author appearance)
David Baldacci | 12/02/2015, 06:00 pm | Vero Beach Book Center | Vero Beach, FL

Todd Mouton - WAY DOWN IN LOUISIANA: Clifton Chenier, Cajun, Zydeco, and Swamp Pop Music  (author appearance)
Todd Mouton | 12/02/2015, 06:00 pm | Octavia Books | New Orleans, LA

Sara Foster -Foster's Market Favorites: 25th Anniversary Collection  (author appearance)
Sara Foster | 12/02/2015, 07:00 pm | Regulator Bookshop | Durham, NC

Katherine Clark & Pat Conroy  (author appearance)
Katherine Clark | 12/03/2015, 06:00 pm | Page & Palette | Fairhope, AL

Johnny Moore -100 Things Duke Fans Should Know & Do Before They Die  (author appearance)
Johnny Moore | 12/03/2015, 07:00 pm | Regulator Bookshop | Durham, NC

Author James Dashner: THE GAME OF LIVES, Book 3 of The Mortality Doctrine  (author appearance)
James Dashner | 12/04/2015, 06:30 pm | Avid Bookshop | Athens, GA

Daniel de Visé – Andy and Don  (author appearance)
Daniel de Visé | 12/04/2015, 02:00 pm | McIntyre's Fine Books | Pittsboro, NC

Carolina Writers at Home  (other event)
12/04/2015, 07:00 pm | Regulator Bookshop | Durham, NC

Wine Tasting  (other event)
12/04/2015, 07:00 pm | Joe's Place | Greenville, SC

Tom Poland Author of Georgialina  (author appearance)
Tom Poland | 12/04/2015, 02:00 pm | Litchfield Books | Pawleys Island, SC

Ann Woodford -When All God’s Children Get Together  (author appearance)
Ann Woodford | 12/05/2015, 03:00 pm | Blue Ridge Books

Meet the Author: Jason Vines  (author appearance)
Jason Vines | 12/05/2015, 10:00 am | Page After Page Bookstore | Elizabeth City

The Book Widows   (author appearance)
Rona Simmons | 12/05/2015, 02:00 pm | The Book Worm Bookstore | Powder Springs, GA

Take Your Child to a Bookstore Day  (other event)
12/05/2015, 10:00 am | Fiction Addiction | Greenville, SC

Wine Tasting  (other event)
12/05/2015, 01:00 pm | Joe's Place | Greenville, SC

Anna Burger  (author appearance)
Anna Burger | 12/05/2015, 01:00 pm | Prince Books | Norfolk, VA

PoetryLocalMic  (other event)
12/06/2015, 02:00 pm | Bookstore 1 Sarasota | Sarasota, FL

Book Club -- Miss Emily  (book club)
12/07/2015, 06:00 pm | Copperfish Books, LLC | Punta Gorda, FL

Manger Mouse with Special Guest  (author appearance)
Sarah Martin | 12/07/2015, 06:30 pm | Diana's Bookstore | Elkin, NC

NancyKay Wessman  (author appearance)
NancyKay Wessman | 12/08/2015, 02:00 pm | Page & Palette | Fairhope, AL

Barry Saunders -And the Horse You Rode in On Saunders  (author appearance)
Barry Saunders | 12/09/2015, 07:00 pm | Regulator Bookshop | Durham, NC

Robert N. Macomber Book Signing  (author appearance)
Robert N. Macomber | 12/10/2015, 07:00 pm | Murder on the Beach Mystery Bookstore | Delray Beach, FL

Judy Hogan--The Sands of Gower  (author appearance)
Judy Hogan | 12/10/2015, 07:00 pm | Regulator Bookshop | Durham, NC

Dick Schmidt & Dean Mosher  (author appearance)
Dick Schmidt | 12/11/2015, 05:00 pm | Page & Palette | Fairhope, AL

Flyleaf YA Book Club discusses Going Bovine  (book club)
12/11/2015, 06:00 pm | Flyleaf Books | Chapel Hill, NC

Meet the Author: Kay Stone  (author appearance)
Kay Stone | 12/12/2015, 10:00 am | Page After Page Bookstore | Elizabeth City

Story Time with Santa Claus and Miss Rachel  (other event)
12/12/2015, 10:30 am | Avid Bookshop | Athens, GA

Free Prompt Writing Class with Nancy Peacock  (writers group)
12/12/2015, 10:00 am | Flyleaf Books | Chapel Hill, NC

Meet the Author featuring Lou Sahadi  (author appearance)
Lou Sahadi | 12/12/2015, 02:00 pm | Joe's Place | Greenville, SC

Ten Minute Tarot featuring Phil Powers  (other event)
12/12/2015, 06:00 pm | Joe's Place | Greenville, SC

Avid Poetry Series: Meghan Lamb, Ginger Ko & Jay Morris  (author appearance)
12/15/2015, 06:30 pm | Avid Bookshop | Athens, GA

Reflexology Session with Carlos O’Neal  (other event)
12/18/2015, 11:00 am | Joe's Place | Greenville, SC

Authors Round the South

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