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{Good books are good medicine.}

In which booksellers are like doctors, there are peaceful solutions to unjust actions, and old women are allowed to change their minds.

February 8, 2015

Dearest Readers,

Last week, her ladyship, the editor's computer started inexplicably smoking, began to make a few distressed sounds, and then quietly exploded under the pressure of the clamor coming from cyberspace on the announcement that Harper Lee was publishing a new novel -- something she had vowed never to do.

Go Set a WatchmanOn the heels of the news came the inevitable speculation:

Why we should be suspicious of Harper Lee's new novel.
The Exploitation of Harper Lee

And why we shouldn't:
What would Atticus do?

And why we might never know:
The Sadness of a Sequel

And why it might all be just  fine:
Harper Lee is Hard of Hearing, Sound of Mind

Controversy aside, when her ladyship asked her friends on Facebook if they would read the new novel, the answer was a unanimous, deafening "YES."  A new book by Harper Lee, whatever else it may be, is a historical event.

Personally, her ladyship feels that is the prerogative of a Southern lady to be allowed to change her mind. Her ladyship changes her own mind about things at least half a dozen times a day and feels not the least bit guilty.

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.

Bewilderment of BoysThe higher I rise, the more the porch swing wobbles, but I do not care. It's high noon Saturday, the seventh ridiculous day of August, and my skinny, freckle-faced twin brothers have gotten on my last nerve, driving their homemade go-cart in the driveway--impersonating the Apollo 15 astronauts they saw on TV a few days ago zooming around on the moon in that fancy lunar roving vehicle. I can't believe I agreed to watch them just so Mama and Gloria Jean could go to the S&H Green Stamp Store in Columbia to buy a crib for a two-month old zygote. You'd think Gloria Jean was incubating the New Messiah, the way she and Mama go on about it.

--Karon Luddy, The Bewilderment of Boys (Backbone Press, 2014) 9780991551804

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Book & Author Gossip

My Sunshine Away

My Sunshine AwayIt’s a page-turning thriller with a heartbreaking crime and an intriguing cast of suspects. But it’s also a love story to Louisiana, with passages that force the reader to pause and contemplate the “wrong-ended telescoping” that gives the state a bad reputation. It’s a coming-of-age story, too, about a boy and his mom and dad, a boy and his crush, a boy and his complicated feelings. It’s a book about love and forgiveness and family and hope. And maybe most of all, it’s a book about memory, about taking the time to look back at childhood and see events not as we experienced them as kids but from the broader, less self-absorbed viewpoint we’ve hopefully gained as adults. 9780399169526

Bound and determined

Since 1982, the bibliophile, who grew up in a town outside of Budapest but fell in love with Asheville, has been helping people pick the perfect paperback, discover the next great novel and find their new favorite author at her store, Malaprop's Bookstore/Café.  "It's kind of like being a good doctor in a way," B'Ràcz said. "When you find the book that is just perfect, it's like good medicine."

On Agate Hill chose for One Book, One Community in Columbia, SC

On Agate HillOn Agate Hill, a work of historical fiction by award-winning novelist and short story writer Lee Smith, has been chosen for this year’s One Book, One Community program. The 2006 novel focuses on the life and struggles of Molly Petree, a young North Carolina girl orphaned by the Civil War. 9781565125773





My dad was a pornographer

Out of the WoodsMy father, Andrew Jefferson Offutt V, grew up in a log cabin in Taylorsville, Ky. The house had 12-inch-thick walls with gun ports to defend against attackers: first Indians, then soldiers during the Civil War. At 12, Dad wrote a novel of the Old West. He taught himself to type with the Columbus method -- find it and land on it -- using one finger on his left hand and two fingers on his right. Dad typed swiftly and with great passion. In this fashion, he eventually wrote and published more than 400 books. Two were science fiction and 24 were fantasy, written under his own name; the rest were pornography, using 17 pseudonyms. 9780684853765

Quietly and peacefully

Seeds of FreedomThe inspiration for my latest book Seeds of Freedom: The Peaceful Integration of Huntsville, Alabama (Candlewick Press, illustrated by E. B. Lewis) took root on one of my first author visits for my first book, So Many Houses, when I was living in Huntsville. There’s an historical marker in the parking lot: “The first integrated elementary education classes in the state of Alabama took place quietly and peacefully here September 3, 1963.” It was further notable for its “reverse” integration nature – meaning that twelve white students enrolled at a school of black students. 9780763669195

The lessons of Huntsville

The peaceful integration of Huntsville happened quietly, but author and former Huntsville resident Hester Bass was surprised she and many others around the state were unaware of the timeless lessons that mankind could learn from a series of intertwined events during the early 1960s. Her new children's book, "Seeds of Freedom," brings those events together to help people see there are peaceful solutions to unjust actions.

Jonathan Odell on race and womanpower

Miss Hazel and the Rosa Parks LeagueThis is a special story to me. There is nothing more personal that I’ve ever written. I started writing Delphi when my parents and I weren’t talking to each other. I learned about them and myself as I wrote. I realized as I was writing that I didn’t know very much about my childhood. I sort of grew up to get out. Some ancient author said that you write your first book in order to save your soul and you write your second because you’ve been saved.  9781940210049

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My Sunshine Away

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Author 2 Author

Interview with Hester Bass, author of Seeds of Freedom

by Ian and Rachel Oeschger

Hester BassChildrens picture books don’t often put you on the evening news. They don’t often get you four interviews in one day, or live follow-up TV sessions. But Hester Bass’s new book Seeds of Freedom, about the civil rights movement and the determined but peaceful integration of Huntsville, Alabama, has people talking.

The picture book, published on January 26th by Candlewick, written by Hester Bass and beautifully illustrated by E.B. Lewis, brings to life both the vital and the mundane details of a community struggling to surmount segregation. It tells a story that even people of Huntsville may not be familiar with. Bass and Lewis’s book is raising the issue of equality in the best way possible, with brilliant storytelling. 

We caught up with Hester Bass at the very beginning of her author’s tour, which begins in Huntsville. She spoke to us by phone about the inspiration and research for the book, how she hopes the book will be taken up by its readers, and its abiding relevance.

I&R: The scenes in your book--of Blue Jean Sunday, balloons tied with notes, a girl with paper pictures of her feet--convey so fantastically the struggles and the triumphs in Huntsville at that time. Can you talk a little bit about story telling? Are these Huntsville lore, or discoveries? At what point in your writing and research do these emerge?

Hester: Telling a true story should be as entertaining as an imagined one, since good nonfiction engages the reader, as fiction does, with a “what happened next” anticipation. Stories emerge when connections are made, when episodes string together to form a dynamic structure that carries the narrative forward. In this case, that framework was apparent in the facts. I think of picture books as short films, with each spread a scene change, and there were so many cinematic moments here, as you describe, with each action leading to the next, building to a resolution.

Seeds of FreedomAs to how I found this story, I’d been living in Huntsville for about 3 or 4 years when I saw a historical marker in the parking lot of a private school where I was performing an author visit. It was the site of the first so-called “reverse” integration of an elementary school in Alabama. I had tried to learn as much as I could about my new home, yet this was news to me.

A few months later, I was stuck in traffic beside one of the Huntsville hospitals, and noticed another historical marker, this one noting the former location of Fifth Avenue School, site of the first integration of a public school in Alabama. The dates on the two markers were within the same week in September 1963. I’d never heard about this either and felt there must be a story here, so I went to the public library in Huntsville to start my research.

Eventually I was able to interview people who were there, including Dr. Sonnie Hereford III, a civil rights leader in his native Huntsville, whose son was that first black child to enter an Alabama public school. (A note of interest: Both Herefords are among the models who posed for illustrator E. B. Lewis as part of on-location photographic recreations of some of these historical scenes, that E. B. used as reference for his watercolor paintings.)

It was a surprise for me to discover in my informal research, asking Alabamians if they knew where school integration had first occurred in the state, that this part of Huntsville’s history did not seem to be common knowledge. I do love little-known bits of history, when ordinary people changed their world, and felt this was a story overdue to be told.

Read the full interview here

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Read This! Recommended Reading from Southern Booksellers

Okra Picks

From the Okra Picks

My Sunshine Away
by M.O. Walsh

My Sunshine AwayThe debut novel everyone is talking about...   “The last page is as satisfying as the first.” —Kathryn Stockett  “I really loved this book... I can't praise it enough.”—Anne Rice   “It's a book to read and reread, one that will only get better with time.”—Tom Franklin   

It was the summer everything changed.…   

My Sunshine Away unfolds in a Baton Rouge neighborhood best known for cookouts on sweltering summer afternoons, cauldrons of spicy crawfish, and passionate football fandom. But in the summer of 1989, when fifteen-year-old Lindy Simpson—free spirit, track star, and belle of the block—experiences a horrible crime late one evening near her home, it becomes apparent that this idyllic stretch of Southern suburbia has a dark side, too.

In My Sunshine Away, M.O. Walsh brilliantly juxtaposes the enchantment of a charmed childhood with the gripping story of a violent crime, unraveling families, and consuming adolescent love. Acutely wise and deeply honest, it is an astonishing and page-turning debut about the meaning of family, the power of memory, and our ability to forgive. 

Buy from an indie

More Okra Picks!

Recommended by Nancy McFarlane at Fiction Addiction Greenville, SC

Breaking Creed by Alex Kava

Breaking CreedOnce again, Alex Kava has proven herself as a seasoned author with this latest novel. It is a fast paced and educational look at how dogs are trained and work for law enforcement. A Colombian connection, a DC connection, and a Florida connection meet head on and FBI agent Maggie O'Dell works with Ryder Creed and his team of dogs to solve a terrible crime spree. Breaking Creed is the first, I hope, of many books to feature Creed and his team of trained dogs. 9780399170768



Before He Finds Her by Michael Kardos

Before He Finds HerThis fast paced thriller takes you on a wild ride, filled with ups and downs, as the young protagonist searches for the father who murdered her mother 15 years ago. Just when I thought this story was becoming predictable, it would change course. Totally unexpected twists throughout kept me guessing, and its stunning ending really was a surprise!! 9780802123190




Among Thieves by John Clarkson

Among ThievesJames Beck wasn't a criminal when he was sentenced to prison on a falsified charge of killing a policeman, but he was very, very smart, and he did what he had to in order to survive. Eight years later, when his conviction is overturned, he leaves prison with a group of ex-cons who will do anything for him. They are family, so when a distant cousin of one of the ex-cons needs help James Beck steps in. Little does he know they will soon be fighting a Russian arms dealer, Bosnian war criminals, and the NYPD.Among Thieves is an amazingly intelligent, fast paced, well written story about how to get even, steal 116 million dollars and not end up back in jail. 9781250047243

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Southern Indie Bestsellers

For the week ending February 1, 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. All the Light We Cannot See
Anthony Doerr, Scribner, $27, 9781476746586
2. The Girl on the Train
Paula Hawkins, Riverhead, $26.95, 9781594633669
3. Gray Mountain
John Grisham, Doubleday, $28.95, 9780385537148
4. First Frost
Sarah Addison Allen, St. Martin's, $25.99, 9781250019837
5. Redeployment
Phil Klay, Penguin Press, $26.95, 9781594204999
6. The Boston Girl
Anita Diamant, Scribner, $26, 9781439199350
okra 7. The Secret Wisdom of the Earth
Chris Scotton, Grand Central, $26, 9781455551927

8. Descent
Tim Johnston, Algonquin, $25.95, 9781616203047
9. Lila
Marilynne Robinson, FSG, $26, 9780374187613
10. Saint Odd
Dean Koontz, Bantam, $28, 9780345545879
11. Big Little Lies
Liane Moriarty, Amy Einhorn Books/Putnam, $26.95, 9780399167065
12. The Goldfinch
Donna Tartt, Little Brown, $30, 9780316055437
13. Private Vegas
James Patterson, Maxine Paetro, Little Brown, $28, 9780316211154
14. Station Eleven
Emily St. John Mandel, Knopf, $24.95, 9780385353304
15. The Escape
David Baldacci, Grand Central, $28, 9781455521197


1. Being Mortal
Atul Gawande, Metropolitan, $26, 9780805095159
2. The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up
Marie Kondo, Ten Speed Press, $16.99, 9781607747307
3. Deep Down Dark
Hector Tobar, FSG, $26, 9780374280604
4. Everything I Need to Know I Learned From a Little Golden Book
Diane Muldrow, Golden Books, $9.99, 9780307977618
okra5. Jerry Lee Lewis: His Own Story
Jerry Lee Lewis, Rick Bragg, Harper, $27.99, 9780062078223

6. Killing Patton
Bill O'Reilly, Martin Dugard, Holt, $30, 9780805096682
7. Small Victories
Anne Lamott, Riverhead, $22.95, 9781594486296
8. God, Guns, Grits, and Gravy
Mike Huckabee, St. Martin's, $26.99, 9781250060990
9. Make It Ahead
Ina Garten, Clarkson Potter, $35, 9780307464880
10. Leaving Before the Rains Come
Alexandra Fuller, Penguin Press, $26.95, 9781594205866
11. Everything I Need to Know About Love I Learned From a Little Golden Book
Diane Muldrow, Golden Books, $9.99, 9780553508758
12. Zillow Talk: The New Rules of Real Estate
Spencer Rascoff, Stan Humphries, Grand Central, $28, 9781455574742
13. Gateway to Freedom: The Hidden History of the Underground Railroad
Eric Foner, Norton, $26.95, 9780393244076
14. Good Dog: True Stories of Love, Loss, and Loyalty
David Dibenedetto (Ed.), Harperwave, $25.99, 9780062242358
15. The Work: My Search for a Life That Matters
Wes Moore, Spiegel & Grau, $25, 9780812993578


1. The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry
Gabrielle Zevin, Algonquin, $14.95, 9781616204518
2. The Rosie Project
Graeme Simsion, S&S, $15.99, 9781476729091
3. Gone Girl
Gillian Flynn, Broadway, $15, 9780553418361
4. Orphan Train
Christina Baker Kline, Morrow, $14.99, 9780061950728
5. The Martian
Andy Weir, Broadway, $15, 9780553418026
6. The Paris Architect
Charles Belfoure, Sourcebooks Landmark, $14.99, 9781402294150
7. Still Alice
Lisa Genova, Gallery, $16, 9781501106422
8. The Alchemist
Paulo Coelho, HarperOne, $14.99, 9780061122415
9. Me Before You
Jojo Moyes, Penguin, $16, 9780143124542
10. Americanah
Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, Anchor, $15.95, 9780307455925
11. Queen Sugar
Natalie Baszile, Penguin, $16, 9780143126232
12. The Ocean at the End of the Lane
Neil Gaiman, Morrow, $14.99, 9780062255662
13. Fifty Shades of Grey
E.L. James, Vintage, $15.95, 9780804172073
14. Still Life With Bread Crumbs
Anna Quindlen, Random House, $16, 9780812976892
15. Under the Wide and Starry Sky
Nancy Horan, Ballantine, $16, 9780345516541


1. Wild
Cheryl Strayed, Vintage, $15.95, 9781101873441
2. Unbroken
Laura Hillenbrand, Random House, $16, 9780812987119
3. The Boys in the Boat
Daniel James Brown, Penguin, $17, 9780143125471
4. American Sniper
Chris Kyle, Scott McEwen, Morrow, $15.99, 9780062376336
5. The Sixth Extinction
Elizabeth Kolbert, Picador USA, $16, 9781250062185
6. Night
Elie Wiesel, FSG, $9.95, 9780374500016
7. Alan Turing: The Enigma
Andrew Hodges, Princeton University Press, $16.95, 9780691164724
8. The Four Agreements
Don Miguel Ruiz, Amber-Allen, $12.95, 9781878424310
9. How to Love
Thich Nhat Hanh, Parallax Press, $9.95, 9781937006884
10. Wreck This Journal
Keri Smith, Perigee, $15, 9780399161940
11. All Joy and No Fun: The Paradox of Modern Parenthood
Jennifer Senior, Ecco, $15.99, 9780062072245
12. The World Almanac and Book of Facts
Sarah Janssen (Ed.), World Almanac, $13.99, 9781600571909
13. 1,000 Foods to Eat Before You Die
Mimi Sheraton, Workman, $24.95, 9780761141686
14. Healing After Loss
Martha Whitmore Hickman, Harper Perennial, $12.99, 9780380773381
15. Quiet
Susan Cain, Broadway, $16, 9780307352156


1. American Sniper
Chris Kyle, Scott McEwen, Harper, $9.99, 9780062376572
2. 1984
George Orwell, Signet, $9.99, 9780451524935
3. To Kill a Mockingbird
Harper Lee, Grand Central, $8.99, 9780446310789
4. Gone Girl
Gillian Flynn, Broadway, $9.99, 9780553418354
5. Lord of the Flies
William Golding, Perigee, $9.99, 9780399501487
6. Gifted Hands
Ben Carson, Zondervan, $7.99, 9780310214694
7. A Game of Thrones
George R.R. Martin, Bantam, $9.99, 9780553593716
8. A Dance With Dragons
George R.R. Martin, Bantam, $9.99, 9780553582017
9. A Raisin in the Sun
Lorraine Hansberry, Vintage, $7.5, 9780679755333
10. Outlander
Diana Gabaldon, Dell, $9.99, 9780553393699


1. The Book With No Pictures
B.J. Novak, Dial, $17.99, 9780803741713
2. Goodnight Moon
Margaret Wise Brown, Clement Hurd (Illus.), Harper, $8.99, 9780694003617
3. Llama Llama I Love You
Anna Dewdney, Viking, $5.99, 9780451469816
4. The Day the Crayons Quit
Drew Daywalt, Oliver Jeffers (Illus.), Philomel, $17.99, 9780399255373
5. Amelia Bedelia's First Valentine
Herman Parish, Lynne Avril (Illus.), Greenwillow, $6.99, 9780061544606
6. Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See?
Bill Martin, Eric Carle (Illus.), Holt, $7.95, 9780805047905
7. On the Night You Were Born
Nancy Tillman, Feiwel & Friends, $7.99, 9780312601553
8. The Very Hungry Caterpillar
Eric Carle, Putnam, $10.99, 9780399226908
9. The Giving Tree
Shel Silverstein, Harper, $16.99, 9780060256654
10. Frozen (Big Golden Book)
Bill Scollon, Disney Storybook Artists (Illus.), Random House/Disney, $9.99, 9780736430654


1. Looking for Alaska (Special 10th Anniversary Edition)
John Green, Dutton, $19.99, 9780525428022
2. The Terrible Two
Jory John, Mac Barnett, Kevin Cornell (Illus.), Amulet, $13.95, 9781419714917
3. The Book Thief
Markus Zusak, Knopf, $12.99, 9780385754729
4. All the Bright Places
Jennifer Niven, Knopf, $17.99, 9780385755887
5. Brown Girl Dreaming
Jacqueline Woodson, Nancy Paulsen Books, $16.99, 9780399252518
6. Paper Towns
John Green, Speak, $9.99, 9780142414934
7. If I Stay
Gayle Forman, Speak, $10.99, 9780147514530
8. Drama
Raina Telgemeier, Graphix, $10.99, 9780545326995
9. Wonder
R.J. Palacio, Knopf, $16.99, 9780375869020
10. Escape from Mr. Lemoncello's Library
Chris Grabenstein, Yearling, $6.99, 9780307931474


1. Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul
Jeff Kinney, Amulet, $13.95, 9781419711893
2. The Maze Runner
James Dashner, Delacorte, $10.99, 9780385385206
3. The Scorch Trials (The Maze Runner, Book 2)
James Dashner, Ember, $9.99, 9780385738767
4. The Death Cure (The Maze Runner, Book 3)
James Dashner, Delacorte, $9.99, 9780385738781
5. The Blood of Olympus (The Heroes of Olympus, Book Five)
Rick Riordan, Hyperion, $19.99, 9781423146735
6. Fairest: Levana's Story (The Lunar Chronicles)
Marissa Meyer, Feiwel & Friends, $17.99, 9781250060556
7. I Totally Funniest (I Funny)
James Patterson, Chris Grabenstein, Little Brown, $13.99, 9780316405935
8. Divergent
Veronica Roth, Katherine Tegen Books, $12.99, 9780062387240
9. The Kill Order (The Maze Runner Prequel)
James Dashner, Delacorte, $9.99, 9780385742894
10. Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone
J.K.Rowling, Scholastic, $10.99, 9780590353427

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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.

First Frost
Big Little Lies
Jerry Lee Lewis: His Own Story
God, Guns, Grits, and Gravy
Make It Ahead
Good Dog: True Stories of Love, Loss, and Loyalty
The Work: My Search for a Life That Matters
The Alchemist
Me Before You
Queen Sugar
The Ocean at the End of the Lane
Under the Wide and Starry Sky
The Four Agreements
Wreck This Journal
The World Almanac and Book of Facts
1,000 Foods to Eat Before You Die
Healing After Loss
To Kill a Mockingbird
Lord of the Flies
Gifted Hands
A Game of Thrones
A Dance With Dragons
A Raisin in the Sun
Amelia Bedelia's First Valentine
On the Night You Were Born
Frozen (Big Golden Book)
All the Bright Places
Escape from Mr. Lemoncello's Library
The Very Hungry Caterpillar
The Giving Tree
Gateway to Freedom: The Hidden History of the Underground Railroad


Events at Southern Indie Bookstores

The Stories behind Their Stories  (author appearance)
Kris Radish
02/12/2015, 06:00 pm
Copperfish Books

Tim Dorsey - Shark Skin Suite -Gables  (author appearance)
Tim Dorsey
02/12/2015, 06:30 pm
Books & Books Inc
Coral Gables, FL

BARNEY SALTZBERG visits TAMPA!  (author appearance)
Barney Saltzberg
02/12/2015, 08:00 am
Inkwood Books
Tampa, FL

Trudier Harris, Martin Luther King Jr., Heroism, and African American Literature  (author appearance)
Trudier Harris
02/12/2015, 03:30 pm
Bull's Head Bookshop
Chapel Hill, NC

Jason Miller - Origins of the Dream  (author appearance)
Jason Miller
02/12/2015, 07:00 pm
Quail Ridge Books & Music
Raleigh, NC

The Writing Show: Writing About Food  (other event)
02/12/2015, 07:00 pm
Hub City Bookshop
Spartanburg, SC

okraJonathan Odell  (author appearance)
Jonathan Odell
02/13/2015, 12:00 pm
Page & Palette
Fairhope, AL

Berit Brogaard - On Romantic Love  (author appearance)
Berit Brogaard
02/13/2015, 06:30 pm
Books & Books Inc
Coral Gables, FL

Ellen Ciompi Valentine's Cabaret  (other event)
02/13/2015, 07:00 pm
Regulator Bookshop
durham, NC

John Lane-Author of Fate Morelands Widow  (author appearance)
John Lane
02/13/2015, 11:00 am
Litchfield Books
Pawleys Island, SC

TIM DORSEY presents SHARK SKIN SUITE A Serge Novel  (author appearance)
Tim Dorsey
02/14/2015, 04:30 pm
Hooked On Books
Islamorada, FL

Joshua Jay
02/14/2015, 04:00 pm
Inkwood Books
Tampa, FL

okraM.O. Walsh- My Sunshine Away  (author appearance)
M.O. Walsh
02/14/2015, 01:00 pm
FoxTale Book Shoppe
Woodstock, GA

Michael Sears – Long Way Down  (author appearance)
Michael Sears
02/14/2015, 02:00 pm
McIntyre's Fine Books
Pittsboro, NC

Madelyn Rosenberg - How to Behave at a Tea Party  (author appearance)
Madelyn Rosenberg
02/14/2015, 11:00 am
Quail Ridge Books & Music
Raleigh, NC

Amelia Morris - Bon Appétempt: A Coming of Age Story with Recipes  (author appearance)
Amelia Morris
02/14/2015, 02:00 pm
Quail Ridge Books & Music
Raleigh, NC

Sherra Babcock Talk  (other event)
Sherra Babcock
02/15/2015, 02:00 pm
Bookstore1Sarasota, 1359 Main Street, Sarasota

Writers at Home Reading Series  (other event)
02/15/2015, 03:00 pm
Malaprops Bookstore

Kenan Trebinčević - The Bosina List - Gables  (author appearance)
Kenan Trebinčević
02/15/2015, 04:00 pm
Books & Books Inc
Coral Gables, FL

Sunday Sleuths  (book club)
02/15/2015, 03:00 pm
Murder on the Beach Mystery Bookstore
Delray Beach, FL

Jeff Markowitz Booksigning   (book club)
Jeff Markowitz
02/15/2015, 01:00 pm
Murder on the Beach Mystery Bookstore
Delray Beach, FL

Penelope Easton – Learning to Like Muktuk  (author appearance)
Penelope Easton
02/15/2015, 02:00 pm
McIntyre's Fine Books
Pittsboro, NC

David O. Stewart - Madison's Gift - Gables  (author appearance)
David O. Stewart
02/16/2015, 08:00 pm
Books & Books Inc
Coral Gables, FL

Author Event: Sharon Johnston - The Nature Of Change  (author appearance)
Sharon Johnston
02/16/2015, 06:00 pm
Park Road Books
Charlotte, NC

Carolyn J. Brown - Song of My Life: A Biography of Margaret Walker  (author appearance)
Carolyn J. Brown
02/16/2015, 07:00 pm
Quail Ridge Books & Music
Raleigh, NC

okraJonathan Odell signs Miss Hazel and the Rosa Parks League  (author appearance)
Jonathan Odell
02/16/2015, 05:00 pm
Books on Broad
Camden, SC

COMIX CLUB discusses GHOST WORLD  (book club)
02/17/2015, 07:00 pm
Malaprops Bookstore

LISA UNGER with her new book CRAZY LOVE YOU  (author appearance)
Lisa Unger
02/17/2015, 07:00 pm
Inkwood Books
Tampa, FL

Jamie Mason- Monday’s Lie  (author appearance)
Jamie Mason
02/17/2015, 06:30 pm
FoxTale Book Shoppe
Woodstock, GA

Gabrielle Zevin discusses her novel The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry  (author appearance)
Gabrielle Zevin
02/17/2015, 07:00 pm
Flyleaf Books
Chapel Hill, NC

Dr. Pauletta Bracy - On Multicultural Magnificence  (other event)
02/17/2015, 07:00 pm
Quail Ridge Books & Music
Raleigh, NC

Erin Lane -Lessons in Belonging  (author appearance)
Erin Lane
02/17/2015, 07:00 pm
Regulator Bookshop
durham, NC

Book Club -Heart of Palm  (book club)
02/18/2015, 09:00 am
Copperfish Books

Sara Blaedel - The Forgotten Girl - Gables  (author appearance)
Sara Blaedel
02/18/2015, 08:00 pm
Books & Books Inc
Coral Gables, FL

Dubliners Discussion Series  (other event)
02/18/2015, 04:00 pm
McIntyre's Fine Books
Pittsboro, NC

Eric Mitchko - Previews NC Opera's La Traviata  (other event)
02/18/2015, 07:00 pm
Quail Ridge Books & Music
Raleigh, NC

Rafael Yglesias- The Wisdom of Perversity  (author appearance)
Rafael Yglesias
02/18/2015, 07:00 pm
Regulator Bookshop
durham, NC

Author Dinner  (author appearance)
Isabel Wilkerson
02/19/2015, 06:00 pm

Boarding Pass to Murder  (book club)
Pierre LeMaitre
02/19/2015, 05:00 pm
Bookstore1Sarasota, 1359 Main Street, Sarasota

David Leddick - Nakeder Than Thou - Gables  (author appearance)
David Leddick
02/19/2015, 06:30 pm
Books & Books Inc
Coral Gables, FL

INKWOOD'S Official Book Club! - The Future for Curious People  (book club)
02/19/2015, 07:00 pm
Inkwood Books
Tampa, FL

The Book Club discusses Bonk: The Curious Coupling of Science and Sex by Mary Roach  (book club)
02/19/2015, 07:00 am
Charis Books & More
Atlanta, GA

Jonathan Odell
02/20/2015, 07:00 pm
Malaprops Bookstore

Barbara Bonner - Inspiring Generosity - Gables  (author appearance)
Barbara Bonner
02/20/2015, 08:00 pm
Books & Books Inc
Coral Gables, FL

Carrie Knowles - Apricots in a Turkish Garden  (author appearance)
Carrie Knowles
02/20/2015, 07:00 pm
Quail Ridge Books & Music
Raleigh, NC

Carolyn Brown- Author of Song Of My Life  (author appearance)
Carolyn Brown
02/20/2015, 11:00 am
Litchfield Books
Pawleys Island, SC

MARCIE FERRIS presents THE EDIBLE SOUTH  (author appearance)
Marcie Cohen Ferris
02/21/2015, 04:00 pm
Malaprops Bookstore

Organic Education: Teaching Without Failure by Marietta Johnson  (author appearance)
Marietta Johnson
02/21/2015, 02:00 pm
Page & Palette
Fairhope, AL

John Horvat II - Return to Order - Gables  (author appearance)
John Horvat II
02/21/2015, 05:00 pm
Books & Books Inc
Coral Gables, FL

Sergei Boissier - Damage Control - Gables  (author appearance)
Sergei Boissier
02/21/2015, 07:00 pm
Books & Books Inc
Coral Gables, FL

Octavia Books Book Club - THE ALCHEMIST  (book club)
02/21/2015, 10:30 am
Octavia Books
New Orleans, LA

okraT. Geronimo Johnson - WELCOME TO BRAGGSVILLE  (author appearance)
T. Geronimo Johnson
02/21/2015, 06:00 pm
Octavia Books
New Orleans, LA

Thomas Rain Crowe Book Signing- Beatitude Magazine and the 1970s San Francisco Renaissance  (author appearance)
Thomas Rain Crowe
02/21/2015, 03:00 pm
City Lights Bookstore
Sylva, NC

Bridgette Lacy with Publicity Boot Camp Workshop (Fee)  (other event)
02/21/2015, 09:00 am
Quail Ridge Books & Music
Raleigh, NC

Authors Round the South

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