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{Scout grows up.}

In which Jerry Lee has a case of the "just don't care"s, Harper Lee has a new book, hell has apparently frozen over, and the lights in the night sky are holes in the floor of heaven.

February 1, 2015

Dearest Readers,

Her ladyship had planned this morning on exhorting her readers to take a moment to nominate their favorite southern books of the last year for the SIBA Book Award. But at some point between when she left the computer to start another pot of coffee, and when she returned with a full cup steaming in her hands, the Internet exploded. Suddenly every twitter feed, facebook wall, news reader and book conversation was clamoring with the sort of news that makes one wonder if, in fact, hell had at last frozen over.To Kill a Mockingbird

Harper Lee is publishing a new book.

No, her ladyship is not making that up. As news goes, this is bigger than when the Crimson Tide lost to Ohio State in the Sugar Bowl last year. The book, Go Set a Watchman, is a sequel of sorts to To Kill a Mockingbird although it was written before that, and actually provided the inspiration for the book we all know and love today. It will be published in July.

The novel features a grown up Scout Finch--something that in itself is rather hard to imagine. Her ladyship, the editor, has not felt this disoriented about the world she lives in since it was summarily declared that Pluto was no longer a planet.

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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.

Story of Land and SeaOn days in August when sea storms bite into the North Carolina coast, he drags a tick mattress into the hall and tells his daughter stories, true and false, about her mother. The wooden shutters clatter, and Tabitha folds blankets around them to build a softness for the storm. He always tells of their courting days, of her mother's shyness. She looked like a straight tall pine from a distance; only when he got close could he see her trembling.

"Was she scared?"

"Happy," John says. "We were both happy."

He watches Tab pull the quilt up to her chin, though even the storm can't blow away the heat of summer. She is waiting to hear his secrets. But it is hard to describe how it feels to stand next to someone you love on the shore at dusk.

--Katy Simpson Smith, The Story of Land and Sea (Harper, 2014) 9780062335944

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Book & Author Gossip

Second Harper Lee novel to be published

To Kill a Mockingbird“In the mid-1950s, I completed a novel called ‘Go Set a Watchman,’” the 88-year-old Lee said in a statement issued by Harper. “It features the character known as Scout as an adult woman, and I thought it a pretty decent effort. My editor, who was taken by the flashbacks to Scout’s childhood, persuaded me to write a novel (what became ‘To Kill a Mockingbird’) from the point of view of the young Scout.  “I was a first-time writer, so I did as I was told. I hadn’t realized it (the original book) had survived, so was surprised and delighted when my dear friend and lawyer Tonja Carter discovered it. After much thought and hesitation, I shared it with a handful of people I trust and was pleased to hear that they considered it worthy of publication. I am humbled and amazed that this will now be published after all these years.”

A true tale with a unique outlook

Citizens CreekFamily is the overriding theme in this book. It is family that gets Cow Tom and Rose through hard times. It is family that sustains their success and motivates them. It is family that gives life perspective. “Citizens Creek” is unique in telling the black Indians’ story in their own voices. It is based on a true story, but like any good tale, it doesn’t cleave to the facts so tightly as to render the telling dry and crusty. 9781476753034




35 great quotes by Alabama writers

Somebody Told MeThis is a place where grandmothers hold babies on their laps under the stars and whisper in their ears that the lights in the sky are holes in the floor of heaven. 9780375725524







BP oil spill sets the stage for The Marauders

The MaraudersIt's a tough life for the residents of Jeanette, who make their living by shrimping in The Barataria. When the BP oil spill drifts into south Louisiana wetlands, the residents find breaking even a challenge.  The oil spill sets the stage for Tom Cooper's "The Marauders," but what drives the novel are the colorful characters, working class people not only trying to keep their heads above water but dreaming of a chance to rise above. 9780804140560



Hall of Small Mammals

Hall of Small MammalsIt will be tempting, but hard, for readers to choose a favorite among the stories here. Some will certainly seize on the rich and complicated "More Soon." a bureaucratic farce with a dead body anchoring it at every moment and providing an intermittent dron under the proceedings. This happens throughout the collection. The stories have that merry, postmodern humor, but also a classical love of real human emotion.



Tracing the singer's roots: both sacred and profane

Jerry Lee LewisBragg also hits the proper stylistic note for the not-quite tall tales of Jerry Lee Lewis' life, subtly mixing exaggeration with understatement. (One Memphis studio musician, we're told, refused to join his backup band: "He did not mind jumping off a roof into a swimming pool now and then, but … touring with Jerry Lee was downright life-threatening.") "All his life," Bragg writes, Lewis "would be cast as a wild creature careening from one crisis to the next, succeeding on raw talent and surviving on gall and guts and luck, with a dose of what country people called the ‘just don't cares.'?"? 9780062078223

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Mocking Bird Next Door

Mockingbird Next DoorTo Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee is one of the best loved novels of the twentieth century. But for the last fifty years, the novel’s celebrated author, Harper Lee, has said almost nothing on the record. Journalists have trekked to her hometown of Monroeville, Alabama, where Harper Lee, known to her friends as Nelle, has lived with her sister, Alice, for decades, trying and failing to get an interview with the author. But in 2001, the Lee sisters opened their door to Chicago Tribune journalist Marja Mills. It was the beginning of a long conversation—and a great friendship.
In 2004, with the Lees’ blessing, Mills moved into the house next door to the sisters. She spent the next eighteen months there, sharing coffee at McDonalds and trips to the Laundromat with Nelle, feeding the ducks and going out for catfish supper with the sisters, and exploring all over lower Alabama with the Lees’ inner circle of friends.
Nelle shared her love of history, literature, and the Southern way of life with Mills, as well as her keen sense of how journalism should be practiced. As the sisters decided to let Mills tell their story, Nelle helped make sure she was getting the story—and the South—right. Alice, the keeper of the Lee family history, shared the stories of their family.
The Mockingbird Next Door is the story of Mills’s friendship with the Lee sisters. It is a testament to the great intelligence, sharp wit, and tremendous storytelling power of these two women, especially that of Nelle.
Mills was given a rare opportunity to know Nelle Harper Lee, to be part of the Lees’ life in Alabama, and to hear them reflect on their upbringing, their corner of the Deep South, how To Kill a Mockingbird affected their lives, and why Nelle Harper Lee chose to never write another novel. 

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Read This! Recommended Reading from Southern Booksellers

Okra Picks

From the Okra Picks

Miss Hazel and the Rosa Parks League
by Jonathan Odell

MIss Hazel and the Rosa Parks LeagueSet in pre-Civil Rights Mississippi, Miss Hazel and the Rosa Parks League is the story of two young mothers, Hazel and Vida one wealthy and white and the other poor and black who have only two things in common: the devastating loss of their children, and a deep and abiding loathing for one another. Embittered and distrusting, Vida is harassed by Delphi s racist sheriff and haunted by the son she lost to the world. Hazel, too, has lost a son and can t keep a grip on her fractured life. After drunkenly crashing her car into a manger scene while gunning for the baby Jesus, Hazel is sedated and bed-ridden. Hazel s husband hires Vida to keep tabs on his unpredictable wife and to care for his sole surviving son. Forced to spend time together with no one else to rely on, the two women find they have more in common than they thought, and together they turn the town on its head. It is the story of a town, a people, and a culture on the verge of a great change that begins with small things, like unexpected friendship."

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Recommended by Booksellers at Hub City Bookshop, Spartanburg, SC

Tiny Beautiful ThingsTiny Beautiful Things: Advice on Life and Love from Dear Sugar by Cheryl Strayed 9780307949332

Before she became the woman behind Wild, Cheryl Strayed was Sugar, a life advice columnist for The Rumpus. This collection of columns tackles just about everything, but what’s remarkable isn’t so much Strayed’s wisdom as her unflinching candor. Reading Tiny Beautiful Things is like sharing a drink with the older, wiser sister you never knew you needed. —Rachel Richardson


Give Me Everything You HaveGive Me Everything You Have: On Being Stalked by James Ladsun 9781250043573

While James Ladsun’s book on his former student turned cyber-stalker Nasreen isn’t nearly as salacious as the title implies, it’s nevertheless a compelling read. Nasreen and her obsessive email abuse are just one thread in this book. Ladsun explores everything from Hitchcock movies to Sir Gawain and the Green Knight, anti-Semitism to Macbeth. Both academic and approachable, Ladsun merges memoir and essay. The result is, according to the New York Times, “smart, rigorous, and beautifully written.” —Rachel Richardson


Dare MeDare Me by Megan Abbott 9780316097772

Thrilling, dark, and intense. Beth Cassidy and Addy Hanlon have always been best friends. Beth calls the shots, and Addy carries them out. Now, as senior high-school cheerleaders, a young new coach arrives and catches the attention of their entire squad, including Addy. Unsettled, Beth remains outside of the Coach’s circle, trying to regain her “golden top girl” status with Addy and the team. However, after a sudden suicide, the police begin an investigation that closes in on the Coach and her squad. Left with shock and grief, Addy tries to uncover the truth behind the “suicide,” learning that things are not always as they seem. Feelings are hurt, and friendships are tested as this novel dives into the terrains of high school, girlhood, friendship, and the darkness of how far someone will go to reach the top. —Whitney Rauenhorst

Love, RosieLove, Rosie by Cecelia Ahren 9780786891085

Set in Dublin, Ahrens tells the story about two best friends who are meant to be together but can’t seem to get it right. Told through letters, emails, instant messages, the novel reveals the relationship of Rosie Dunne and Alex Stewart. In high school, Alex finds out that his family is moving to Boston, so Alex and Rosie devise a plan for Rosie to apply to colleges in the U.S. She gets into Boston University, and Alex gets into Harvard; however, everything changes when Rosie finds out that she’s pregnant with another man’s child. Rosie stays in Dublin to become a single mother while Alex pursues a medical career and finds a new love in Boston.Destiny is a funny thing, so what will theirs be? —Whitney Rauenhorst

Rabbit Back Literature SocietyThe Rabbit Back Literature Society
by Pasi Ilmari Jääskeläinen

The Rabbit Back Literature Society was one of the weirdest books I've read in a long time, that introduced me to the wild and popular genre of Finnish speculative fiction. RBLS unceremoniously drops the reader into the fictional town of Rabbit Back, the birthplace of the Finnish equivalent of J.K. Rowling, who in the first pages, disappears in a swirl of snow. Plus, the creepy and magical creatures in her books may actually be real. At times funny, fantastical, and gross, this book is never not entertaining. —Meg Reid

HerHer by Harriet Lane 9780316369879

Two dramatically different women meet and are drawn into each others lives in Harriet Lane's Her. Emma is a young mother, overwhelmed by the demands her burgeoning life puts on her. Nina is a graceful, well-respected artist, whose children are grown and whose world seems enviably stable. One of them is lying. The book is fast-paced, even though it has a double narration, where each scene is relayed by Nina and Emma. The increasingly edgy plot is set in motion by their first meeting and tense right to the harrowing last pages. An intelligent, well-composed (psychological) thriller. —Meg Reid

Love Me BackLove Me Back by Meritt Tierce 9780385538077

The premise of this book—Marie, a young single mother, works an upscale waitressing job to support her daughter, while battling her own self-destructive impulses—might seem timeworn, but this is not a story you've read before. Tierce allows us to ache with and for Marie as she succeeds at a job where she is often objectified but can't seem to do what is necessary to be a mother. The book is often explicit and is less a linear narrative than a collection of fragmented experiences related in sparse, piercing prose. It's not a story you've read before. But it's a necessary, painful, luminous one. —Casey Patrick

What Light Can DoWhat Light Can Do: Essays on Art, Imagination, and the Natural World by Robert Hass 9780061923913

Full of the same lyrical language and intelligence that Hass brings to his award-winning poetry, these essays cover a variety of subjects, including nature, war, writing, and photography. The wide variety of topics gives it a broad appeal, while the precision and insight Hass brings to each piece will make you want to keep reading. This is a book to be kept by your bedside and savored. —Casey Patrick


The Sixth ExtinctionThe Sixth Extinction: An Unnatural History by Elizabeth Kolbert 9781250062185

Kolbert is a little like the aging John McPhee, just as smart, not as literary, and not quite as detailed. But she's funnier than McPhee, and has that same interest in deep time. This book is about whether or not we are in the midst of a sixth mass extinction of life on earth. Scientists think we are and they are monitoring what could be the worst extinction event since that damned asteroid slammed into what is now the Yucatan about 65 million years ago. This time it's not an asteroid; it's our Homo sapien fossil fuels, our humanoid ease of transportation of toxic organisms from continent to continent, and our species specific standards of living that may well do in a big chunk of the biome. Essential reading prior to the collapse. —John Lane

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Southern Indie Bestsellers

For the week ending January 25, 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. The Goldfinch
Donna Tartt, Little Brown, $30, 9780316055437
okra5. The Secret Wisdom of the Earth
Chris Scotton, Grand Central, $26, 9781455551927

6. Redeployment
Phil Klay, Penguin Press, $26.95, 9781594204999
okra7. The Invention of Wings
Sue Monk Kidd, Viking, $27.95, 9780670024780

8. The Escape
David Baldacci, Grand Central, $28, 9781455521197
9. Descent
Tim Johnston, Algonquin, $25.95, 9781616203047
10. The Boston Girl
Anita Diamant, Scribner, $26, 9781439199350
11. Insatiable Appetites
Stuart Woods, Putnam Adult, $27.95, 9780399169151
12. First Frost
Sarah Addison Allen, St. Martin's Press, $25.99, 9781250019837
13. The Narrow Road to the Deep North
Richard Flanagan, Knopf, $26.95, 9780385352857
14. The Paying Guests
Sarah Waters, Riverhead, $28.95, 9781594633119
15. The First Bad Man
Miranda July, Scribner, $25, 9781439172568


1. Being Mortal
Atul Gawande, Metropolitan, $26, 9780805095159
2. Small Victories
Anne Lamott, Riverhead, $22.95, 9781594486296
3. Deep Down Dark
Hector Tobar, FSG, $26, 9780374280604
4. God, Guns, Grits, and Gravy
Mike Huckabee, St. Martin's, $26.99, 9781250060990
5. The Motivation Manifesto
Brendon Burchard, Hay House, $19.99, 9781401948078
6. Killing Patton
Bill O'Reilly, Martin Dugard, Holt, $30, 9780805096682
7. The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up
Marie Kondo, Ten Speed Press, $16.99, 9781607747307
8. Good Dog: True Stories of Love, Loss, and Loyalty
David Dibenedetto (Ed.), Harperwave, $25.99, 9780062242358
9. Everything I Need to Know I Learned From a Little Golden Book
Diane Muldrow, Golden Books, $9.99, 9780307977618
10. Everything I Need to Know About Love I Learned from a Little Golden Book
Diane Muldrow, Golden Books, $9.99, 9780553508758
11. Not That Kind of Girl
Lena Dunham, Random House, $28, 9780812994995
12. Make It Ahead
Ina Garten, Clarkson Potter, $35, 9780307464880
13. Can't We Talk About Something More Pleasant?
Roz Chast, Bloomsbury, $28, 9781608198061
14. Yes Please
Amy Poehler, Dey Street, $28.99, 9780062268341
15. The Innovators
Walter Isaacson, S&S, $35, 9781476708690


1. The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry
Gabrielle Zevin, Algonquin, $14.95, 9781616204518
2. Gone Girl
Gillian Flynn, Broadway, $15, 9780553418361
3. The Rosie Project
Graeme Simsion, S&S, $15.99, 9781476729091
4. Orphan Train
Christina Baker Kline, Morrow, $14.99, 9780061950728
5. Still Life With Bread Crumbs
Anna Quindlen, Random House, $16, 9780812976892
6. The Ocean at the End of the Lane
Neil Gaiman, Morrow, $14.99, 9780062255662
7. I Am Pilgrim
Terry Hayes, Atria, $16, 9781439177730
8. An Unnecessary Woman
Rabih Alameddine, Grove Press, $16, 9780802122940
9. Lost Lake
Sarah Addison Allen, St. Martin's Griffin, $15.99, 9781250019820
10. The Martian
Andy Weir, Broadway, $15, 9780553418026
okra11. Serena
Ron Rash, Ecco, $14.99, 9780061470844

12. The Kept
James Scott, Harper Perennial, $15.99, 9780062236654
13. The Paris Architect
Charles Belfoure, Sourcebooks Landmark, $14.99, 9781402294150
14. Life After Life
Kate Atkinson, Back Bay, $18, 9780316176491
15. The Strange Library
Haruki Murakami, Knopf, $18, 9780385354301


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
okra5. The Death of Santini: The Story of a Father and His Son
Pat Conroy, Dial Press, $16, 9780385343527

6. The World Almanac and Book of Facts
Sarah Janssen (Ed.), World Almanac, $13.99, 9781600571909
7. The Power of Habit
Charles Duhigg, Random House, $16, 9780812981605
8. The Heart of Everything That Is
Bob Drury, Tom Clavin, S&S, $17, 9781451654684
9. How to Love
Thich Nhat Hanh, Parallax Press, $9.95, 9781937006884
10. Night
Elie Wiesel, FSG, $9.95, 9780374500016
11. 10% Happier
Dan Harris, Dey Street, $15.99, 9780062265432
12. The Plantagenets
Dan Jones, Penguin, $18, 9780143124924
13. How to Travel the World on $50 a Day
Matt Kepnes, Perigee, $15, 9780399173288
14. Alan Turing: The Enigma
Andrew Hodges, Princeton University Press, $16.95, 9780691164724
15. The Four Agreements
Don Miguel Ruiz, Amber-Allen, $12.95, 9781878424310


1. American Sniper
Chris Kyle, Scott McEwen, Harper, $9.99, 9780062376572
2. To Kill a Mockingbird
Harper Lee, Grand Central, $8.99, 9780446310789
3. Gone Girl
Gillian Flynn, Broadway, $9.99, 9780553418354
4. Lord of the Flies
William Golding, Perigee, $9.99, 9780399501487
5. Ender's Game
Orson Scott Card, Tor, $7.99, 9780765370624
6. A Dance With Dragons
George R.R. Martin, Bantam, $9.99, 9780553582017
7. 1984
George Orwell, Signet, $9.99, 9780451524935
8. Be Careful What You Wish for
Jeffrey Archer, St. Martin's, $9.99, 9781250034465
9. A Game of Thrones
George R.R. Martin, Bantam, $9.99, 9780553593716
10. A Clash of Kings
George R.R. Martin, Bantam, $9.99, 9780345535429


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. The Book With No Pictures
B.J. Novak, Dial, $17.99, 9780803741713
4. Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See?
Bill Martin, Eric Carle (Illus.), Holt, $7.95, 9780805047905
5. Little Blue Truck
Alice Schertle, Jill McElmurry (Illus.), Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, $6.99, 9780547248288
6. Hide and Seek, Pout-Pout Fish
Deborah Diesen, Daniel X. Hanna (Illus.), Square Fish, $8.99, 9781250060112
7. Llama Llama I Love You
Anna Dewdney, Viking, $5.99, 9780451469816
8. Once Upon an Alphabet
Oliver Jeffers, Philomel, $26.99, 9780399167911
9. Pat the Bunny
Dorothy Kunhardt, Golden, $9.99, 9780307120007
10. Where the Wild Things Are
Maurice Sendak, Harper, $18.99, 9780060254926


1. Looking for Alaska (Special 10th Anniversary Edition)
John Green, Dutton, $19.99, 9780525428022
2. The Giver
Lois Lowry, Harcourt, $9.99, 9780544340688
3. Wonder
R.J. Palacio, Knopf, $16.99, 9780375869020
4. The Fault in Our Stars
John Green, Speak, $12.99, 9780142424179
5. Paper Towns
John Green, Speak, $9.99, 9780142414934
6. The Book Thief
Markus Zusak, Knopf, $12.99, 9780385754729
7. A Bear Called Paddington
Michael Bond, Peggy Fortnum (Illus.), Harper, $9.99, 9780062312181
8. Out of My Mind
Sharon M. Draper, Atheneum, $8.99, 9781416971719
9. Minecraft: Combat Handbook
Scholastic, $7.99, 9780545685160
10. We Were Liars
E. Lockhart, Delacorte, $17.99, 9780385741262


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. Insurgent (Divergent, #2)
Veronica Roth, Katherine Tegen Books, $12.99, 9780062024053
6. Divergent
Veronica Roth, Katherine Tegen Books, $12.99, 9780062387240
7. Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Rodrick Rules
Jeff Kinney, Amulet, $13.95, 9780810994737
8. Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days
Jeff Kinney, Amulet, $13.95, 9780810983915
9. Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Last Straw
Jeff Kinney, Amulet, $13.95, 9780810970687
10. Allegiant (Divergent, #3)
Veronica Roth, Katherine Tegen Books, $19.99, 9780062024060

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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 Invention of Wings
Insatiable Appetites
First Frost
The Narrow Road to the Deep North
The Paying Guests
God, Guns, Grits, and Gravy
Good Dog: True Stories of Love, Loss, and Loyalty
The Innovators
The Ocean at the End of the Lane
I Am Pilgrim
An Unnecessary Woman
Lost Lake
The Kept
The Paris Architect
Life After Life
The Strange Library
The Death of Santini: The Story of a Father and His Son
The World Almanac and Book of Facts
The Plantagenets
How to Travel the World on $50 a Day
The Four Agreements
To Kill a Mockingbird
Lord of the Flies
Ender's Game
A Dance With Dragons
Be Careful What You Wish for
A Game of Thrones
A Clash of Kings
Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See?
Out of My Mind
We Were Liars


Events at Southern Indie Bookstores

AUTISM Book Club discusses POKER WITHOUT CARDS  (book club)
02/04/2015, 01:00 pm
Malaprops Bookstore

MALAPROP'S Book Club discusses MOLL FLANDERS  (book club)
02/04/2015, 07:00 pm
Malaprops Bookstore

Megan Shepherd
02/04/2015, 07:00 pm
Malaprops Bookstore

Irvine Welsh - The Sex Lives of Siamese Twins - Gables  (author appearance)
Irvine Welsh
02/04/2015, 07:00 pm
Books & Books Inc
Coral Gables, FL

Lisa Gardner signs Crash & Burn  (author appearance)
Lisa Gardner
02/04/2015, 07:00 pm
Eagle Eye Book Shop
Atlanta, GA

Victoria L. Rovine- African Fashion, Global Style: Histories, Innovations, and Ideas You Can Wear  (author appearance)
Victoria L. Rovine
02/04/2015, 03:30 pm
Bull's Head Bookshop
Chapel Hill, NC

Sacrificial Poets Touchstone Open Mic  (other event)
02/04/2015, 06:30 pm
Flyleaf Books
Chapel Hill, NC

Craig LeHoullier - Epic Tomatoes  (author appearance)
Craig LeHoullier
02/04/2015, 07:00 pm
Quail Ridge Books & Music
Raleigh, NC

GREGG LEVOY presents VITAL SIGNS  (author appearance)
Gregg Levoy
02/05/2015, 07:00 pm
Malaprops Bookstore

Charles Salzberg  (author appearance)
Charles Salzberg
02/05/2015, 04:00 pm
Page & Palette
Fairhope, AL

okraJonathan Odell, Miss Hazel and the Rosa Parks League  (author appearance)
Jonathan Odell
02/05/2015, 06:30 pm
FoxTale Book Shoppe
Woodstock, GA

Joy Bateman - THE ART OF DINING IN NEW ORLEANS 2  (author appearance)
Joy Bateman
02/05/2015, 06:00 pm
Octavia Books
New Orleans, LA

Candis Watts Smith  (author appearance)
Candis Watts Smith
02/05/2015, 03:30 pm
Bull's Head Bookshop
Chapel Hill, NC

Jim Leutze discusses his book Entering North Carolina: Set Clocks Back 100 Years  (author appearance)
Jim Leutze
02/05/2015, 07:00 pm
Flyleaf Books
Chapel Hill, NC

Betsy Polk & Maggie Chotas - Power Through Partnership  (author appearance)
Betsy Polk
02/05/2015, 07:00 pm
Quail Ridge Books & Music
Raleigh, NC

Kim Daisy In-Store Signing  (author appearance)
Kim Daisy
02/05/2015, 05:00 pm
Fiction Addiction
Greenville, SC

JAMIE MASON in conversation with JOE D'AGNESE  (author appearance)
Jamie Mason
02/06/2015, 07:00 pm
Malaprops Bookstore

First Friday Author Round Up- Julie Carlyle, Rachell Jackson, Jane Sprouse, Chelsea Berler  (author appearance)
Julie Carlyle
02/06/2015, 06:00 pm
Page & Palette
Fairhope, AL

Tim Dorsey -Shark Skin Suite  (author appearance)
Tim Dorsey
02/06/2015, 07:00 pm
Charlotte, NC

Will Harlan Presents Untamed  (author appearance)
Will Harlan
02/06/2015, 06:30 pm
City Lights Bookstore
Sylva, NC

Kristin Hannah - The Nightingale  (author appearance)
Kristin Hannah
02/06/2015, 07:00 pm
Quail Ridge Books & Music
Raleigh, NC

Jim Rogers - Looking Around  (author appearance)
Jim Rogers
02/06/2015, 11:00 am
Litchfield Books
Pawleys Island, SC

Lera Auerbach  (author appearance)
Lera Auerbach
02/07/2015, 07:00 pm
Bookstore1 Sarasota

Little Writers Workshop  (writers group)
02/07/2015, 10:30 am
Bookstore1Sarasota, 1359 Main Street, Sarasota

Author Appearance  (author appearance)
Lera Auerbach
02/07/2015, 07:00 pm
Bookstore1Sarasota, 1359 Main Street, Sarasota

Craig Roberts  (author appearance)
Craig Roberts
02/07/2015, 02:00 pm
Page & Palette
Fairhope, AL

Alain Pupo - Alain el clarividente - Gables  (author appearance)
Alain Pupo
02/07/2015, 08:00 pm
Books & Books Inc
Coral Gables, FL

Kristin Hannah- The Nightingale  (author appearance)
Kristin Hannah
02/07/2015, 01:00 pm
FoxTale Book Shoppe
Woodstock, GA

Kim Wright – The Unexpected Waltz  (author appearance)
Kim Wright
02/07/2015, 11:00 am
McIntyre's Fine Books
Pittsboro, NC

Book Scouts Meeting  (book club)
02/07/2015, 01:00 pm
Fiction Addiction
Greenville, SC

Poetry Local/Mic  (other event)
02/08/2015, 02:00 pm
Bookstore1Sarasota, 1359 Main Street, Sarasota

Julie Marie Wade - Wishbone: A Memoir in Fractures - Gables  (author appearance)
Julie Marie Wade
02/08/2015, 04:00 pm
Books & Books Inc
Coral Gables, FL

INDEPENDENT PUBLISHER NIGHT featuring Morgan Entrekin (Grove Atlantic), Michael Reynolds (Europa Editions), and Craig Popelars (Algonuin)  (other event)
02/09/2015, 05:30 pm
Malaprops Bookstore

MYSTERY Book Club discusses DISSOLUTION  (book club)
02/09/2015, 07:00 pm
Malaprops Bookstore

STEWART O'NAN presents WEST OF SUNSET  (author appearance)
Stewart O'Nan
02/09/2015, 07:30 pm
Malaprops Bookstore

Jeff Seymour - The Real Life Actor - Gables  (author appearance)
Jeff Seymour
02/09/2015, 06:30 pm
Books & Books Inc
Coral Gables, FL

Donna Schaper - Prayers For People Who Can't Pray - Gables  (author appearance)
Donna Schaper
02/09/2015, 08:00 pm
Books & Books Inc
Coral Gables, FL

YA BOOK CLUB  (book club)
02/09/2015, 07:00 pm
Inkwood Books
Tampa, FL

Charles Belfoure- The Paris Architect  (author appearance)
Charles Belfoure
02/09/2015, 12:30 pm
FoxTale Book Shoppe
Woodstock, GA

PlayMakers discussion of An Enemy of the People  (other event)
02/09/2015, 06:00 pm
McIntyre's Fine Books
Pittsboro, NC

Gordon Korman - Masterminds  (author appearance)
Gordon Korman
02/09/2015, 07:00 pm
Quail Ridge Books & Music
Raleigh, NC

Elsie's Barista Book Club  (book club)
Marcus Zusak
02/10/2015, 09:00 am
Bookstore1Sarasota, 1359 Main Street, Sarasota

LYNNE TRUSS presents CAT OUT OF HELL  (author appearance)
Lynne Truss
02/10/2015, 07:30 pm
Malaprops Bookstore

Nina Obier - Listen. Learn. Love. Lead - Gables  (author appearance)
Nina Obier
02/10/2015, 08:00 pm
Books & Books Inc
Coral Gables, FL

Second Tuesday Poetry Night  (other event)
02/10/2015, 07:00 pm
Inkwood Books
Tampa, FL

Nic Brown discusses In Every Way, his new novel  (author appearance)
Nic Brown
02/10/2015, 07:00 pm
Flyleaf Books
Chapel Hill, NC

Alex Kava Book Talk & Signing  (author appearance)
Alex Kava
02/10/2015, 06:30 pm
Fiction Addiction
Greenville, SC

Bookstore1@FST Luncheon  (other event)
J.Todd Moye
02/11/2015, 11:30 am
Florida Studio Theatre Court Caberet

Reading Group Choices Book Club Bash  (other event)
02/11/2015, 10:30 am
Malaprops Bookstore

Meeting the Shadow Salon  (other event)
02/11/2015, 07:00 pm
Malaprops Bookstore

AZAR NAFISI presents THE REPUBLIC OF IMAGINATION  (author appearance)
Azar Nafisi
02/11/2015, 07:30 pm
Malaprops Bookstore

Author Luncheon  (author appearance)
David Baldacci
02/11/2015, 11:30 am
The Devyn, 7113 S. Tamiami Trail, Sarasota, 34231

W.H Shearin - The Language of Atoms - Gables  (author appearance)
W.H Shearin
02/11/2015, 08:00 pm
Books & Books Inc
Coral Gables, FL

Augusa Scattergood
02/11/2015, 07:00 pm
Inkwood Books
Tampa, FL

Preschool Storytime at McIntyre’s  (other event)
02/11/2015, 11:00 am
McIntyre's Fine Books
Pittsboro, NC

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

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