Triangle Reads

Indiependents Day


{On the difference between Yankees and "Damn Yankees."}

In which a foolish man wants to ban a book, Mr. Richard Kadrey is not John Updike, and Ms. Jo Maeder explains the difference between a Yankee, and a “Damn Yankee.” (Please pardon her ladyship’s French.)

September 2, 2013



Dearest Readers,

The Bluest EyeA propos of the upcoming Banned Books Week, September 22-28,  a senator in Alabama has seen fit to call for state educators to ban Toni Morrison’s novel The Bluest Eye from school reading lists and has said he would support the book being pulled from school libraries.  He finds the book “objectionable.”

The good news is that all those school children who were dragging their heels about their required reading are likely picking up The Bluest Eye right now, if only to see what is so objectionable about it.  Her ladyship will give a hint: it’s not the writing, which is wonderful.

The Bluest Eye is only one of three books of Morrison’s to make the American Library Association’s Top 100 Banned or Challenged Books, coming in at #15.  But Beloved and Song of Solomon also appear on the list. Here are some of the other books on the list:

6. I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings, by Maya Angelou
14. The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, by Mark Twain
17. The Color Purple, by Alice Walker
21. To Kill A Mockingbird, by Harper Lee
66. Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry, by Mildred Taylor
67. A Time to Kill, by John Grisham
89. Friday Night Lights, by H.G. Bissenger

Her ladyship suggests that the best way to find out if a book is “objectionable” is to read it.  9780307278449

Read independently,


her ladyship, the editor


Lady Banks' Commonplace Book


Noteworthy poetry and prose from her ladyship's bedside reading stack.

To Kill a MockingbirdMaycomb was an old town, but it was a tired old town when I first knew it. In rainy weather the streets turned to red slop; grass grew on the sidewalks, the courthouse sagged in the square. Somehow, it was hotter then: a black dog suffered on a summer’s day; bony mules hitched to Hoover carts clicked flies in the sweltering shade of the live oaks on the square. Men’s stiff collars wilted by nine in the morning. Ladies bathed before noon, after their three-o’clock naps, and by nightfall were like soft teacakes with frosting of sweat and sweet talcum.
People moved slowly then. They ambled across the square, shuffled in and out of the stores around it, took their time about everything. A day was twenty-four hours long but seemed longer. There was no hurry, for there was nowhere to go, nothing to buy and no money to buy it with, nothing to see outside the boundaries of Maycomb County. But it was a time of vague optimism for some of the people: Maycomb County had recently been told that it had nothing to fear but fear itself.

--Harper Lee, To Kill a Mockingbird 9780446310789

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Lady Banks' Receipt Book


The books lying open on her ladyship's kitchen counter.

Old Favorite Honey RecipesSweet Apple Pickles

2 cups honey
1 cup vinegar
2 inches stick cinnamon
6 whole cloves
Apples

Combine honey, vinegar, and spices and heat to boiling. Have ready 8-10 cups of quartered apples (pared or not, as you like). Cook 2-3 cups of apples at a time in the syrup, handling them gently so they will not mash.  When transparent, lift out, place in a jar or bowl, and continue until all are cooked. Take out spices, pour remaining syrip over the apples, and store in sterilized jars until needed. Serve cold with meats.
--Old Favorite Honey Recipes 9780914875550

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Lady Banks' Housekeeping Book


Country wisdom from practical people.

Good Housekeeping's the Business of HousekeepingThe Single Maid Regime

Monday: Laundry work
Tuesday: Mending
Wednesday: Cleaning of silver, pantry and icebox with a legitimate afternoon out, whether it be housekeeper or maid
Thursday: Alternate a cleaning of living-room, hall and stairs with the cleaning of the dining-room, hall and stairs.
Friday: Clean bedrooms and bath
Saturday: Kitchen and closet and icebox.

--Mildred Maddocks Bentley, Good Housekeeping’s Book on The Business of Housekeeping: New Ways of Handling the Familiar Routine of Housework, 1924

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Book Gossip

Literary News & Gossip passed along from the readers, the writers, the reviewers, the resellers, the riff raff, and dutifully repeated here by her ladyship (who falls into the last category).

More than 85,000 lovers of all things literature poured into downtown Decatur over Labor Day weekend for the 2013 AJC Decatur Book Festival Presented by DeKalb Medical (AJC DBF), the eighth version of the largest independent book festival in the country.  More than 500 authors packed 18 stages, families enjoyed two children’s parades, and art | DBF, an arts and culture showcase featuring nearly 50 Atlanta organizations, made its much anticipated debut. Not to mention it all got started with a keynote address by civil rights icon and Georgia congressman, John Lewis, just two days after the 50th anniversary of the historic March on Washington. DBF breaks attendance records

The Maid's VersionDaniel Woodrell owns the rugged territory in and around the fictional town of West Table, Mo., the way William Faulkner owned Yoknapatawpha County or Sherwood Anderson owned Winesburg, Ohio, and, like those masters of regional poetic realism, Woodrell knows that the present and the future always are tangled in the roots of the past. His latest book, “The Maid’s Version,” is his most ambitious in its array of characters and its complexity of narrative. The weight of the past is palpable throughout.  The Maid’s Version 9780316205856

Southern writer William Faulkner had ties to Pascagoula, and the Jackson County Historical and Genealogical Society wants to highlight these ties with a festival.  The society's first Faulkner Festival will be Jan. 17-18.  The two-day festival, to be held at the Grand Magnolia Ballroom in Pascagoula, will feature guest literary speakers and a theater presentation. Author John Maxwell, who will be headline speaker, is known for his one-man portrayal of Faulkner. Faulkner Fest to debut in January

Having drawn extravagant praise well before publication – both Publishers Weekly and Booklist gave it "starred" reviews – the novel has already been picked up by ABC as a midseason replacement series (retitled "Resurrection"). It's easy to see why the network was so enthusiastic. "The Returned" offers a near-future thriller/disaster plot of a sort that's drawn big ratings lately, like "Revolution" or "Under the Dome." "The Returned," however, is something rather more. It's a rare work of fiction that delivers rounded, nuanced characterization and a brisk plot together with a rare juggling of serious ideas. Some readers might be reminded of P.D. James' "The Children of Men." The Returned

One week after facing an official GOP reprimand for failing to oppose Common Core, Sen. Bill Holtzclaw is calling upon state educators to ban a novel used in conjunction with the national standards.  Holtzclaw objects to "The Bluest Eye," Toni Morrison's first novel, being included on high school reading lists. He said was unaware whether the book was in high school libraries, but that he would also support removal from school libraries."The book is just completely objectionable, from language to the content," Banning The Bluest Eye

Five Days at MemorialIt’s that time of year again — time for remembering and looking forward, measuring how far we’ve come and how far we have yet to go. Hurricane season always brings its memories of Katrina, and books come along with those memories. Reading in the wake of the storm

Eight years ago, Hurricane Katrina hit New Orleans. Floodwaters rose in the Uptown streets surrounding Memorial Medical Center, where hundreds of people slowly realized that they were stranded. The power grid failed, toilets overflowed, stench-filled corridors went dark. Diesel generators gave partial electricity. Hospital staff members smashed windows to circulate air. Gunshots could be heard, echoing in the city. Two stabbing victims turned up at this hospital, which was on life support itself, and were treated.  5 Days at Memorial9780307718969
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Author Gossip

The Governor's LadyWhile working at the news station, Inman devoted his off-time to honing the craft of fiction. "I worked 3 p.m. to midnight at the TV station, so my routine was to get up in the morning, drink a cup of coffee, read the paper and go work for a couple of hours. I would keep the momentum going for a story and I got a lot of work done." Bob Inman 9780895876089

 

 

 

 

 

 

ChickensJanet Lembke was a scholar of the classics, an author and an enthusiast of laying hens.  Lembke died Tuesday after a lengthy illness, family and friends said. She was 80. Lembke lived in Staunton for more than 35 years, though her family roots extend much deeper. Last year, she released the last two of 20 books and was working on yet another, a memoir titled “I Married an Arsonist.” Janet Lembke 9781620870556

 

 

 

Sandman Slim[h]e's much nicer than he looks, or than his books would indicate. Kadrey is a pleasant, even congenial fellow, even when discussing his passion for Grand Guignol levels of violence in his books.  “I’m not someone who’s really into writing hardcore social realist literature," Kadrey says. "There’s plenty of people who are great at that, and I’m not one of them. I’m not John Updike, and I never will be.” Richard Kadrey 9780007460977

 

 

 

 

 

Lookaway, LookawayBarnhardt said that his experience in the classroom was particularly influential when beginning Lookaway, Lookaway! “I got interested in the last few years with some of my students with their piercings and pink hair and tattoos,” Barnhardt said. “Then there were others going to be debu tantes, in secret societies, rich people in country clubs. It in trigued me to see how the old South still exists within the new South.” Lookaway, Lookaway 9781250020833

 

 

 

 

 

MoonriseEvery so often, Cassandra King and her husband Pat Conroy vacation in Highlands, a small town in the North Carolina mountains.  About two summers ago, King was there alone amid the isolation of the mountains. The Beaufort author arrived a few weeks ahead of her husband to work on her new novel. It was a story about a woman, the new wife of a popular newscaster as she tries to fit into his social circle. An interesting premise, she thought, but it needed a hook. As she was strolling the gardens around the house to organize her thoughts, she stumbled over something -- a grave. It was the former owner's. Her novel started to come together. Moonrise 9781940210001

 

 


STARSSTARS Authors on tour:

What 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.

Authors traveling right now:

Susan BoyerSusan M. Boyer  stars-authors-1.jpg

09/14/2013 to 09/15/2013
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Batesburg, NC
09/29/2013 to 09/30/2013
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Spartanburg, SC
10/02/2013 to 10/03/2013
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Salisbury, NC
10/04/2013 to 10/05/2013
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Chattanooga, TN
10/10/2013 to 10/11/2013
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Nashville, TN
10/11/2013 to 10/15/2013
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Pawley's Island, SC
10/18/2013 to 10/19/2013
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Spartanburg, SC
10/23/2013 to 10/24/2013
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Tampa, FL
10/26/2013 to 10/27/2013
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Tryon, NC
11/23/2013 to 11/24/2013
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Beaufort, SC
12/06/2013 to 12/07/2013
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Panama City, FL
02/01/2014 to 02/02/2014
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Katherine Scott CrawfordKatherine Scott Crawford  stars-authors-1.jpg

09/12/2013 to 09/14/2013
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Kaye Wilkinson BarleyKaye Wilkinson Barley  stars-authors-1.jpg

Surf City, Topsail Island, NC
09/08/2013 to 09/13/2013
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Deron HicksDeron Hicks  stars-authors-1.jpg

New Orleans, LA
09/20/2013 to 09/22/2013
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Nashville, TN
10/12/2013 to 10/13/2013
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Athens, GA
10/19/2013 to 10/20/2013
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Milledgeville, GA
11/09/2013 to 11/10/2013
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Lynne BarrettLynne Barrett  stars-authors-1.jpg

Panama City, FL
09/20/2013 to 09/21/2013
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Coral Gables, FL
10/24/2013 to 10/26/2013
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Sanibel, FL
11/07/2013 to 11/10/2013
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Deanna KlingelDeanna Klingel  stars-authors-1.jpg

Perryville, KY
10/05/2013 to 10/06/2013
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 Murfreesboro, NC
10/12/2013 to 10/13/2013
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See the full list online here and find the authors touring in your area here

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Bookstore Gossip

Last night's appearance by two-time National Book Award finalist and MacArthur Genius grant recipient (and Miami's own) Edwidge Danticat continued more than three decades of Books & Books bringing the world's most important and entertaining writers to Miami. It was also one of the first to streamed as part of the store's initiative to permanently archive these writers reading to and interacting with Miami audiences. This is also excellent news if you can't make it out to one of the readings, just want to listen to something interesting instead of doing work at your office, or are a hideous, pustule-crusted monstrosity who knows that the less seen of you in public, the better. Live streaming at Books & Books

Nashville, Tennessee, is a literary city. Home of the Fugitive movement of poetry (centered at Vanderbilt University) and of so many universities that it has long been called “the Athens of the South,” for years the city supported several large and profitable bookstores as well as many used and special-interest bookstores (religious, children’s, and others).  So Nashvillians were taken by surprise in 2010 when two of the city’s largest bookstores, each about 30,000 square feet in size, were closed in quick succession. In both cases the stores were profitable but their owners made a decision on the corporate level that they had to go.  Enter Nashville native Ann Patchett. The author has lived in the city since she was six years old, and she couldn’t stand the thought of living in a city without a good independent bookstore.  The Athens of the South

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Lady Banks' {Book} Trailer Park:
The Reservoir by John Milliken Thompson


The Racketeer

The RacketeerIn the history of the United States, only four active federal judges have been murdered. Judge Raymond Fawcett has just become number five. His body is found in his remote lakeside cabin. There is no sign of forced entry or struggle. Just two dead bodies: Judge Fawcett and his young secretary. And one large, state-of-the-art, extremely secure safe, opened and emptied.
 
One man, a former attorney, knows who killed Judge Fawcett, and why. But that man, Malcolm Bannister, is currently residing in the Federal Prison Camp near Frostburg, Maryland. Though serving time, Malcolm has an ace up his sleeve. He has information the FBI would love to know. Malcolm would love to tell them. But everything has a price—and the man known as the Racketeer wasn’t born yesterday.

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Read This! Okra Picks and recommended reading from indie bookstores


 

Necessary LiesNecessary Lies
by Diane Chamberlain

St. Martin's Press, $26.99 September
9781250010698

After losing her parents, fifteen-year-old Ivy Hart is left to care for her grandmother, older sister and nephew as tenants on a small tobacco farm.  As she struggles with her grandmother’s aging, her sister’s mental illness and her own epilepsy, she realizes they might need more than she can give.

When Jane Forrester takes a position as Grace County’s newest social worker, she doesn’t realize just how much her help is needed.  She quickly becomes emotionally invested in her clients' lives, causing tension with her boss and her new husband.  But as Jane is drawn in by the Hart women, she begins to discover the secrets of the small farm—secrets much darker than she would have guessed.  Soon, she must decide whether to take drastic action to help them, or risk losing the battle against everything she believes is wrong.

Set in rural Grace County, North Carolina in a time of state-mandated sterilizations and racial tension, Necessary Lies tells the story of these two young women, seemingly worlds apart, but both haunted by tragedy.  Jane and Ivy are thrown together and must ask themselves: how can you know what you believe is right, when everyone is telling you it’s wrong?


Make Haste From BabylonMaking Haste from Babylon: The Mayflower Pilgrims and Their World: A New History by Nick Bunker (Vintage) Recommended by Julia at Quail Ridge Books Raleigh NC
If you thought that America's settlement began with the Mayflower, think again.  Nick Bunker treats us to a fascinating background check of those who sailed in 1620 and the myriad reasons for doing so, including the possibility of making a fortune from the already established beaver and cod-fishing trade in North America.  This book is an intriguing eye-opener for those of us who, through our high school American History classes, had the impression that religious freedom was the basis of the 17th century emigration to North America.   9780307386267

 

The REvised Fundamentals of CaregivingThe Revised Fundamentals of Caregiving by Jonathan Evison (Algonquin) Recommended by Frazer at Park Road Books Charlotte NC
Ben Benjamin has lost everything: his family, his marriage, his livelihood. Before the tragedy that destroys everything he holds dear (which is gradually revealed over the course of the novel) he was a stay-at-home dad, so his employment options are limited. Desperate for money and purpose, he enrolls in a night class called the Fundamentals of Caregiving, and soon lands a job caring for a teenager named Trevor who has advanced muscular dystrophy. After a rocky start, Ben and Trev form a tight friendship, which eventually leads them to embark on a road trip to visit Trev’s ailing father, and, along the way, see odd tourist attractions which Trev is fascinated by. Of course, they meet some misfits along the way, and have various adventures. This is a truly wonderful novel, often very funny (at one point, Ben tries to chase down a mysterious Buick Skylark that has been following them wearing only a Speedo and a neck brace), and also piercingly sad (you’ll need some tissues). Evison doesn’t sentimentalize his characters: at the beginning, neither Ben nor Trevor are particularly sympathetic, but by the end, you’re rooting for them. I’ll finish by quoting a paragraph from the novel, which still gives me chills when I read it:    -Listen to me: everything you think you know, every relationship you’ve ever taken for granted, every plan or possibility you’ve ever hatched, every conceit or endeavor you’ve ever concocted, can be stripped from you in an instant. Sooner or later, it will happen. So prepare yourself. Be ready not to be ready. Be ready to be brought to your knees and beaten to dust. Because no stable foundation, no act of will, no force of cautious habit will save you from this fact: nothing is indestructible.- 9781616203153

The Miniature Wife and Other StoriesThe Miniature Wife And Other Stories by Manuel Gonzales (Riverhead) Recommended by Brian at Park Road Books

This is one of those best of both worlds types of books. The stories have all the inventiveness and wit of Kafka, without all the bleak, paranoid overtones of, well, Kafka.  In one story an airplane is hijacked, and circles Dallas for 20 years. In the title story, a man accidentally shrinks his wife to the size of a coffee mug, which, of course, makes her quite angry (it may be one of the funniest stories I’ve read in a long time). But despite the fantastical and strange premises of these stories, they all feel real and immediate because of the clear, smooth, and engaging way that Gonzales writes. I’d recommend this to anyone who likes their reading to be fun, and maybe a little quirky. 9781594486043

Whisper IslandWhisper Island by Anola Pickett (Sweetwater) Recommended by Geegee at Buxton Village Books Buxton NC

This is a charming historical novel written for the younger set but equally as interesting for adults.  Primmy is a young woman living on the Outer Banks in 1913. An adventurous soul she longs to join the U S Life Saving Service, but during that era women were not welcome. Set at Chicamacomico, the station location and the language evoke history of the Carolina coast. 9781462111671

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Author 2 Author: Susan Crandall Talks to Jo Maeder


Jo Maeder with Mama Jo

Susan: Jo, tell us a little bit about the experience you had that inspired your novel, Opposites Attack.

Jo: In the summer of 2001, I had just lost a big job as an announcer. I had also been dating a French-Canadian who would talk to his mother on the phone in French. It irritated me that I didn’t know what he was saying. I had long felt pathetic that I couldn’t speak another language. A flyer arrived in the mail for a total-immersion language school in the South of France and I took the plunge. It was a fantastic experience, though only lasting two weeks I was almost as bad at French when I left as when I started. While there, I began to imagine delicious scenarios of the students and the hosts who gave them a place to stay. It was like a cruise ship for smart people.

Susan: In the beginning of this book, your main character, Alyce, takes one misstep after another, some quite unwittingly.  Did any of these come from your own experiences?  ( I particularly loved the moped through the wall incident! )

When Opposites Attack

Jo: Though I’ve done many stupid and clumsy things, none of Alyce’s gaffes were mine. At some point in writing this, the book Candy by Terry Southern and Mason Hoffenberg floated up into my brain from my tweens. It was the naughty book everyone read in secret back then. Re-reading it as an adult was hilarious. I hadn’t realized what a send-up it was. So some of Candy Christian was channeled through Alyce. I thought, what kind of trouble would an older Candy get into?

Susan: You’ve written both a memoir and a novel.  What made you choose to present Opposites Attack as a novel inspired by true events, as opposed to a memoir?

Jo: My trip there was exceedingly boring in comparison. For example, my hosts had a single man in mind for me but he wasn’t interested when he heard I was leaving. At least that’s what he said. Blind dates were not common there. There are other elements of Opposites Attack that grew out of real-life situations far from France that I reveal at the end of the book. A lot of things were puzzling me in real life that were woven into this story. Fiction can provide an interesting and safe way to explore them.

Susan: Fiction and non-fiction require different skill sets.  Do you prefer writing one over the other?  What do you like about each?

Jo: With non-fiction I’m often worrying about offending someone but the subject will be about something that goes so close to my marrow—and more importantly, to the marrow of the reader—and is so cathartic to write about I can’t let that stop me. Fiction can be more fun because I’m not constrained by reality. That can also be a problem—too much freedom. I enjoy the balance of the two but in the end both are about what you leave out.

Susan: After reading your book and its beautiful descriptions, I’d love to visit a vineyard in the South of France.  Is Jean-Luc’s vineyard an actual place?

Jo: No, completely fabricated. The small city where I stayed, Hyères, is located where Provence and the Côte d’Azur meet. There were vineyards inland and beaches close by. Perfect variation. Avenue Gambetta is the main drag in my book and in Hyères.

Susan: You’ve chosen to give your American audience a taste of France and did it so very well.  As a writer, do you feel that you need to experience a place personally to paint an accurate picture for your readers?  If so, can you elaborate on the types of things you discovered that you would have missed had you not been there?

Jo: The Internet has been a phenomenal aid to writers but I do feel I need to go to a place to write about it. I don’t have to stay long but there’s nothing like being there. I wouldn’t have known what it’s like to be a student in a total-immersion situation. I wouldn’t have known about the squished dates covering the sidewalks, the light summer rains that appear and quickly disappear, and I heard about Super-Mecs while there. It’s their version of Chippendale dancers. Also, imagining Hyères and having the feeling of being there inside me when I wrote this book was like being on vacation myself. I loved revisiting it. Maybe that’s why I’ve worked on it so dang long. (12 years.) I never wanted to leave.

Susan: You’ve used humor to diffuse difficult life situations in this book, tell us a little about why you made that decision and how it affects your story.

Jo: I wanted to write a story that had a lot of grist for conflict, but was also an escapist, fun read. Ideally, when someone finishes the book they head straight to their computer and start researching cooking or language classes, or how much a ticket to their dream destination costs. The complex, deeply wounded Jean-Luc makes sure it doesn’t go too far in the ha-ha direction. Jean-Luc and Alyce both ground the story for different reasons, and lighten it as well.

Susan: You say you are now a true “Southerner,” after living in New York for years.  Can you highlight some of the differences in lifestyles and how it was to adapt between them? 

Jo: To a Southerner I will always be a Damn Yankee—one who visits the South, spends their money and stays, versus a regular Yankee who leaves. When I started returning to New York and cringing when I heard so much swearing, I knew something was changing. Then I started saying dang instead of damn. It just…happened! Little by little Southern charm and the lower cost of living here has worked on me to the point that I doubt I’ll leave. But life is full of surprises, as I’ve found out.

Susan: Where do you feel most at home?

Jo: That’s a tough question to answer. When I’m back in New York I feel at home instantly. I feel that way in South Florida, too, where I used to live. Home is where my friends are. And my cat.

Susan: What is next for you, writing wise?

Jo: I’m working on a new memoir that’s a prequel to When I Married My Mother, an essay about the Bee Gees, and I have a novel loosely based on my life in radio that I need to revisit.

Susan: I enjoyed Alyce’s adventure in France and admire you for being brave enough to take yourself into such an adventure in real life!

Jo: Thank you, but it was nothing compared to moving to the South to take care of Mama Jo!

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Southern Indie Bestsellers

For the week ending August 25, 2013

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

HARDCOVER FICTION


1. The Cuckoo's Calling
Robert Galbraith, Mulholland, $26, 9780316206846
2. The Ocean at the End of the Lane
Neil Gaiman, Morrow, $25.99, 9780062255655
3. And the Mountains Echoed
Khaled Hosseini, Riverhead, $28.95, 9781594631764
4. Night Film
Marisha Pessl, Random House, $28, 9781400067886
5. Inferno
Dan Brown, Doubleday, $29.95, 9780385537858
6. The Bone Season
Samantha Shannon, Bloomsbury, $24, 9781620401392
7. Gone Girl
Gillian Flynn, Crown, $25, 9780307588364
8. Bad Monkey
Carl Hiaasen, Knopf, $26.95, 9780307272591
9. TransAtlantic
Colum McCann, Random House, $27, 9781400069590
10. Love, Dishonor, Marry, Die, Cherish, Perish 
David Rakoff, Doubleday, $26.95, 9780385535212
11. The English Girl
Daniel Silva, Harper, $27.99, 9780062073167
12. The Good Lord Bird 
James McBride, Riverhead, $27.95, 9781594486340
13. The Infatuations 
Javier Marias, Knopf, $26.95, 9780307960726
14. Light of the World 
James Lee Burke, S&S, $27.99, 9781476710761
15. Life After Life 
Kate Atkinson, Reagan Arthur Books, $27.99, 9780316176484

HARDCOVER NONFICTION

1. Zealot
Reza Aslan, Random House, $27, 9781400069224
2. Let's Explore Diabetes With Owls
David Sedaris, Little Brown, $27, 9780316154697
3. Lawrence in Arabia
Scott Anderson, Doubleday, $28.95, 9780385532921
4. This Town
Mark Leibovich, Blue Rider, $27.95, 9780399161308
5. William Shakespeare's Star Wars
Ian Doescher, Quirk, $14.95, 9781594746376
6. Lean In
Sheryl Sandberg, Knopf, $24.95, 9780385349949
7. I Could Pee on This
Francesco Marciuliano, Chronicle, $12.95, 9781452110585
8. The Boys in the Boat
Daniel James Brown, Viking, $28.95, 9780670025817
9. Grumpy Cat: A Grumpy Book
Grumpy Cat, Chronicle, $12.95, 9781452126579
10. The Liberty Amendments
Mark R. Levin, Threshold Editions, $26.99, 9781451606270
11. I Could Chew on This
Francesco Marciuliano, Chronicle, $12.95, 9781452119038
12. Unbroken
Laura Hillenbrand, Random House, $28, 9781400064168
13. Jerusalem: A Cookbook
Yotam Ottolenghi, Sami Tamimi, Ten Speed Press, $35, 9781607743941
14. Cooked
Michael Pollan, Penguin Press, $27.95, 9781594204210
14. Darth Vader and Son
Jeffrey Brown, Chronicle, $14.95, 9781452106557

 

TRADE PAPERBACK FICTION

1. Beautiful Ruins
Jess Walter, Harper Perennial, $15.99, 9780061928178
2. Where'd You Go, Bernadette
Maria Semple, Back Bay, $14.99, 9780316204262
3. Flight Behavior
Barbara Kingsolver, Harper Perennial, $16.99, 9780062124272
4. The Casual Vacancy
J.K. Rowling, Little Brown, $18, 9780316228589
5. The Silent Wife
A.S.A. Harrison, Penguin, $16, 9780143123231
6. Me Before You
Jojo Moyes, Penguin, $16, 9780143124542
7. The Light Between Oceans
M.L. Stedman, Scribner, $16, 9781451681758
8. Dear Life
Alice Munro, Vintage, $15.95, 9780307743725
9. The Orphan Master's Son
Adam Johnson, Random House, $15, 9780812982626
10. The Art Forger
B.A. Shapiro, Algonquin, $14.95, 9781616203160
11. The Bat
Jo Nesbo, Vintage, $14.95, 9780345807090
12. Sweet Tooth
Ian McEwan, Anchor, $15.95, 9780345803450
13. The Orchardist
Amanda Coplin, Harper Perennial, $15.99, 9780062188519
14. Joyland
Stephen King, Hard Case Crime, $12.95, 9781781162644
15. A Hologram for the King
Dave Eggers, Vintage, $15.95, 9780307947512

 

TRADE PAPERBACK NONFICTION

1. Wild
Cheryl Strayed, Vintage, $15.95, 9780307476074
2. Orange Is the New Black
Piper Kerman, Spiegel & Grau, $16, 9780385523394
3. Proof of Heaven
Eben Alexander, M.D., S&S, $15.99, 9781451695199
4. Quiet
Susan Cain, Broadway, $16, 9780307352156
5. Brain on Fire
Susannah Cahalan, S&S, $16, 9781451621389
6. Thinking, Fast and Slow
Daniel Kahneman, FSG, $16, 9780374533557
7. Short Nights of the Shadow Catcher
Timothy Egan, Mariner, $15.95, 9780544102767
8. Waging Heavy Peace
Neil Young, Plume, $18, 9780142180310
9. Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? (And Other Concerns)
Mindy Kaling, Three Rivers, $14, 9780307886279
10. Elsewhere
Richard Russo, Vintage, $15, 9780307949769
11. Outliers
Malcolm Gladwell, Back Bay, $16.99, 9780316017930
12. Let's Pretend This Never Happened
Jenny Lawson, Berkley, $16, 9780425261019
13. Hallucinations
Oliver Sacks, Vintage, $15.95, 9780307947437
14. The End of Your Life Book Club
Will Schwalbe, Vintage, $15, 97803077397
15. Wreck This Journal
Keri Smith, Perigee, $15, 9780399161940

 

MASS MARKET

1. A Game of Thrones
George R.R. Martin, Bantam, $9.99, 9780553593716
2. Ender's Game
Orson Scott Card, Tor, $7.99, 9780812550702
3. A Storm of Swords
George R.R. Martin, Bantam, $9.99, 9780345543981
4.The Catcher in the Rye
J.D. Salinger, Little Brown, $6.99, 9780316769488
5. A Feast for Crows
George R.R. Martin, Bantam, $9.99, 9780553582024
6. A Clash of Kings
George R.R. Martin, Bantam, $9.99, 9780345535429
7.To Kill a Mockingbird
Harper Lee, Grand Central, $7.99, 9780446310789
8. 1984
George Orwell, Signet, $9.99, 9780451524935
9. The Last Man
Vince Flynn, Pocket, $9.99, 9781416595236 10. Defending Jacob
William Landay, Dell, $7.99, 9780440246138

CHILDREN'S ILLUSTRATED

1. The Day the Crayons Quit
Drew Daywalt, Oliver Jeffers (Illus.), Philomel, $17.99, 9780399255373
2. Goodnight Moon
Margaret Wise Brown, Clement Hurd (Illus.), Harper, $8.99, 9780694003617
3. Llama Llama and the Bully Goat
Anna Dewdney, Viking Children's Books, $17.99, 9780670013951
4. Pat the Bunny
Dorothy Kunhardt, Golden, $9.99, 9780307120007
5. The Night Before Kindergarten
Natasha Wing, Julie Durrell (Illus.), Grosset & Dunlap, $3.99, 9780448425009
6. Where the Wild Things Are
Maurice Sendak, Harper, $17.95, 9780060254926
7. Steam Train, Dream Train
Sherri Duskey Rinker, Tom Lichtenheld (Illus.), Chronicle, $16.99, 9781452109206
8. Goodnight, Goodnight, Construction Site
Sherri Duskey Rinker, Tom Lichtenheld (Illus.), Chronicle, $16.99, 9780811877824
9. Oh, the Places You'll Go!
Dr. Seuss, Random House, $17.99, 9780679805274
10. The Very Hungry Caterpillar
Eric Carle, Putnam, $10.99, 9780399226908
11. Good Night, Gorilla
Peggy Rathmann, Putnam, $7.99, 9780399230035
12. Make Way for Ducklings
Robert McCloskey, Puffin, $7.99, 9780140564341
13. Blueberries for Sal
Rober McCloskey, Puffin, $7.99, 9780140501698
14. Little Blue Truck
Alice Schertle, Jill McElmurry (Illus.), Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, $6.99, 9780547248288
15. On the Night You Were Born
Nancy Tillman, Feiwel & Friends, $7.99, 9780312601553

CHILDREN'S INTEREST

1. The Fault in Our Stars
John Green, Dutton, $17.99, 9780525478812
2. Looking for Alaska
John Green, Speak, $9.99, 9780142402511
3. Wonder
R.J. Palacio, Knopf, $15.99, 9780375869020
4. Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children
Ransom Riggs, Quirk, $10.99, 9781594746031
5. The Book Thief
Markus Zusak, Knopf, $12.99, 9780375842207
6. An Abundance of Katherines
John Green, Speak, $9.99, 9780142410707
7. Paper Towns
John Green, Speak, $9.99, 9780142414934
8. The One and Only Ivan
Katherine Applegate, Patricia Castelao (Illus.), Harper, $16.99, 9780061992254
9. Eleanor & Park
Rainbow Rowell, St. Martin's Griffin, $18.99, 9781250012579
10. The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian
Sherman Alexie, Ellen Forney (Illus.), Little Brown, $15, 9780316013697 11. Will Grayson, Will Grayson
John Green, David Levithan, Speak, $9.99, 9780142418475
12. The 5th Wave
Rick Yancey, Putnam, $18.99, 9780399162411
13. Charlotte's Web
E.B. White, HarperTrophy, $7.99, 9780064400558
14. Art2-D2's Guide to Folding and Doodling
Tom Angleberger, Amulet, $12.95, 9781419705342
15. Al Capone Does My Homework
Gennifer Choldenko, Dial, $17.99, 9780803734722

CHILDREN'S FICTION SERIES TITLES

1. Magic Tree House (hardcover and paperback)
Mary Pope Osborne, Sal Murdocca (Illus.), Random House
2. Mortal Instruments (hardcover and paperback)
Cassandra Clare, Margaret K. McElderry
3. Percy Jackson and the Olympians (hardcover and paperback)
Rick Riordan, Miramax
4. Ivy & Bean (hardcover and paperback)
Annie Barrows, Sophie Blackall (Illus.), Chronicle
5. Divergent (hardcover and paperback)
Veronica Roth, Katherine Tegen Books
6. Origami Yoda (hardcover and paperback)
Tom Angleberger, Amulet
7. Diary of a Wimpy Kid (hardcover)
Jeff Kinney, Amulet
8. Dork Diaries (hardcover and paperback)
Rachel Renee Russell, Aladdin
9. The Heroes of Olympus (hardcover and paperback)
Rick Riordan, Hyperion
10. Harry Potter (hardcover and paperback)
J.K. Rowling, Scholastic/Arthur A. Levine Books

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In This Issue

Special to the
Southern List

(Books that appear on the Southern list, but not the national list) Click on a book to purchase from a great indie bookstore!
 Lookaway, Lookaway
 The Yonahlossee Riding Camp for Girls
 The Son
 Treme: Stories and Recipes from the Heart of New Orleans
These Few Precious Days
Happy, Happy, Happy
Happy, Happy, Happy
Soil and Sacrament: A Spiritual Memoir of Food and Faith
The Secret Keeper
The Paris Wife
Mary Alice Monroe, Gallery
The Great Gatsby
Survive the Unthinkable: A Total Guide to Women's Self-Protection
The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks
Night
The Devil in the White City
The Four Agreements
Stand Up That Mountain
The Glass Castle
Lord of the Flies” hspace=
Merriam-Webster's Spanish-English Dictionary
The Hobbit
The Diary of a Young Girl” hspace=
Pete the Cat: The Wheels on the Bus
Barnyard Dance!
Pete the Cat and His Four Groovy Buttons
The Giver” hspace=
Timmy Failure: Mistakes Were Made

 


Author Readings


(events in BOLD are STARS authors available for readings and meetings with bookclubs and other groups

North Carolina Author B.J. Vaughn  (author appearance)
B.J. Vaughn
09/07/2013, 03:00 pm
The Country Bookshop
Southern Pines, NC

Entree to Entrelac workshops  (author appearance)
Gwen Bortner
09/07/2013, 09:00 am
Fiction Addiction one-book-at-a-time-1.jpg
Greenville, SC

Susan Boyer Launch Party and Book Signing  (author appearance)
Susan M. Boyer stars-authors-1.jpg
09/07/2013, 04:00 pm
Fiction Addiction one-book-at-a-time-1.jpg
Greenville, SC

lorida Authors Academy Workshop- Six Degrees of Humor  (writers group)
09/07/2013, 10:00 am
Murder on the Beach Mystery Bookstore
Delray Beach, FL

Writers Read- Shaping Our World  (writers group)
09/07/2013, 08:00 pm
The Bookstore in the Grove
Coconut Grove, FL

Randy Wayne White- Deceived  (author appearance)
Randy Wayne White
09/07/2013, 04:00 pm
Vero Beach Book Center
Vero Beach, FL

Story Time  (other event)
09/07/2013, 10:30 am
Avid Bookshop one-book-at-a-time-1.jpg
Athens, GA

The Pocket Scavenger Hunt  (other event)
09/07/2013, 06:30 pm
Avid Bookshop one-book-at-a-time-1.jpg
Athens, GA

Kids Express Yourself Art Workshop  (other event)
09/07/2013, 01:00 pm
Charis Books & More
Atlanta, GA

Brian Floca - LOCOMOTIVE  (author appearance)
Brian Floca
09/07/2013, 10:30 am
Octavia Books
New Orleans, LA

Susan Cooper - GHOST HAWK  (author appearance)
Susan Cooper
09/07/2013, 01:30 pm
Octavia Books
New Orleans, LA

Michaela Haas - DAKINI POWER: Twelve Extraordinary Women Shaping the Transmission of Tibetan Buddhism in the West  (author appearance)
Michaela Haas
09/07/2013, 06:00 pm
Octavia Books
New Orleans, LA

Saturday Story Time  (other event)
09/07/2013, 10:30 am
Parnassus Books one-book-at-a-time-1.jpg
Nashville, TN

Author signing: Jenna McCormick - No Rules  (author appearance)
Jenna McCormick
09/07/2013, 11:00 am
Park Road Books
Charlotte, NC

Mary Lou Faircloth: CARA’S BOOK ABOUT GRANDMOTHERS AND SHAWN’S BOOK ABOUT GRANDFATHERS  (author appearance)
Mary Lou Faircloth
09/07/2013, 01:00 pm
The Country Bookshop
Southern Pines, NC

Wilton Barnhardt – Lookaway, Lookaway: A Novel  (author appearance)
Wilton Barnhardt
09/07/2013, 11:00 am
McIntyre's Fine Books
Pittsboro, NC

Louise Penny – How the Light Gets In  (author appearance)
Louise Penny
09/07/2013, 02:00 pm
McIntyre's Fine Books
Pittsboro, NC

A Community of Memory: Life Story Writing Workshop for Senior Citizens with Rebekah L. Cowell  (writers group)
09/07/2013, 11:00 am
Flyleaf Books
Chapel Hill, NC

Kiko Ricote -- Miami Visually Speaking  (author appearance)
Kiko Ricote
09/07/2013, 06:00 pm
Books & Books Inc
Coral Gables, FL

TEEN FICTION EVENT WITH AUTHORS Sarah Maas, Erin Bowman, & Susan Dennard  (author appearance)
Sarah J. Maas
09/07/2013, 07:00 pm
Malaprop's Bookstore/Cafe
Asheville, NC

DIARY OF A WIMPY KID - THE HARD LUCK TRUCK!  (other event)
09/08/2013, 02:00 pm
Inkwood Books
Tampa, FL

Randy Wayne White Booksigning  (author appearance)
Randy Wayne White
09/08/2013, 06:00 pm
Murder on the Beach Mystery Bookstore
Delray Beach, FL

Xhenet Aliu Book Launch  (author appearance)
Xhenet Aliu
09/08/2013, 02:00 pm
Avid Bookshop one-book-at-a-time-1.jpg
Athens, GA

YA for not-so-Y-As Book Club: PROXY  (book club)
09/08/2013, 06:15 pm
Avid Bookshop one-book-at-a-time-1.jpg
Athens, GA

Adrian Miller  (author appearance)
Adrian Miller
09/08/2013, 03:00 pm
Quail Ridge Books & Music
Raleigh, NC

Participatory Poetry Event: The 60 Minute Poet with Forrest Heaton  (writers group)
09/08/2013, 02:00 pm
McIntyre's Fine Books
Pittsboro, NC

Louise Penny discusses How The Light Gets In  (author appearance)
Louise Penny
09/08/2013, 12:00 pm
Flyleaf Books
Chapel Hill, NC

Sarah J Maas discusses her new young adult fantasy novel Crown of Midnight  (author appearance)
Sarah J Maas
09/08/2013, 03:00 pm
Flyleaf Books
Chapel Hill, NC

FIU Fall Alumni Reading  (other event)
09/08/2013, 04:00 pm
Books & Books Inc
Coral Gables, FL

PAT SCHNEIDER  (author appearance)
Pat Schneider
09/08/2013, 03:00 pm
Malaprop's Bookstore/Cafe
Asheville, NC

10:00am Morning Club  (book club)
09/09/2013, 10:00 am
Bayou Book Company
Niceville, FL

6:00pm Evening Club  (book club)
09/09/2013, 06:00 pm
Bayou Book Company
Niceville, FL

BOB SHACOCHIS discusses and signs THE WOMAN WHO LOST HER SOUL  (author appearance)
Bob Shacochis
09/09/2013, 07:00 pm
Inkwood Books
Tampa, FL

Vero Beach Bookies  (book club)
09/09/2013, 10:30 am
Vero Beach Book Center
Vero Beach, FL

Julie Cantrell signs WHEN MOUNTAINS MOVE  (author appearance)
Julie Cantrell stars-authors-1.jpg
09/09/2013, 05:00 pm
Square Books
Oxford, MS

Randy Wayne White -- Deceived  (author appearance)
Randy Wayne White
09/09/2013, 06:30 pm
Books & Books Inc
Coral Gables, FL

Anton Piatigorsky -- The Iron Bridge  (author appearance)
Anton Piatigorsky
09/09/2013, 08:00 pm
Books & Books Inc
Coral Gables, FL

Mystery Book Club  (author appearance)
09/09/2013, 07:00 pm
Malaprop's Bookstore/Cafe
Asheville, NC

AMHERST WRITERS DEMONSTRATION WORKSHOP WITH ANNIE FAHY, LCSW  (writers group)
09/09/2013, 07:00 pm
Malaprop's Bookstore/Cafe
Asheville, NC

Pat Kogos: Priory, Louisiana  (author appearance)
Pat Kogos
09/10/2013, 06:00 pm
Garden District Book Shop one-book-at-a-time-1.jpg
New Orleans, LA

Book Your Lunch With Kate Tierney  (other event)
09/10/2013, 12:00 am
Fiction Addiction one-book-at-a-time-1.jpg
Greenville, SC

Express Yourself with the Expressionista!  (author appearance)
Jackie Walker
09/10/2013, 07:00 pm
Inkwood Books
Tampa, FL

Randy Wayne White-Deceived talk and signing  (author appearance)
Randy Wayne White
09/10/2013, 07:00 pm
Eagle Eye Book Shop
Atlanta, GA

Pat Kogos: Priory, Louisiana  (author appearance)
Pat Kogos
09/10/2013, 06:00 pm
Garden District Book Shop one-book-at-a-time-1.jpg
New Orleans, LA

Robert Khayat signs THE EDUCATION OF A LIFETIME  (author appearance)
Robert Khayat
09/10/2013, 05:00 pm
Square Books
Oxford, MS

Sarah Kennedy takes us for a search for The Altarpiece  (author appearance)
Sarah Kennedy
09/10/2013, 06:30 pm
Fountain Bookstore one-book-at-a-time-1.jpg
Richmond, VA

Author event with Bob Ravener  (author appearance)
Bob Ravener
09/10/2013, 06:30 pm
Parnassus Books one-book-at-a-time-1.jpg
Nashville, TN

Lyle Estill  (author appearance)
Lyle Estill
09/10/2013, 07:00 pm
Regulator Bookshop
durham, NC

Diane Chamberlain  (author appearance)
Diane Chamberlain stars-authors-1.jpg
09/10/2013, 07:30 pm
Quail Ridge Books & Music
Raleigh, NC

Geek Book Club - Space Chronicles  (book club)
09/10/2013, 04:00 pm
Park Road Books
Charlotte, NC

Robert Inman with his book The Governor's Lady  (author appearance)
Robert Inman
09/10/2013, 04:00 pm
The Country Bookshop
Southern Pines, NC

William Ferris: THE STORIED SOUTH  (author appearance)
William Ferris
09/10/2013, 05:30 pm
The Country Bookshop
Southern Pines, NC

Pat Schneider discusses How the Light Gets in: Writing as a Spiritual Practice  (author appearance)
Pat Schneider
09/10/2013, 07:00 pm
Flyleaf Books
Chapel Hill, NC

Bob Shacochis -- The Woman Who Lost Her Soul  (author appearance)
Bob Shacochis
09/10/2013, 08:00 pm
Books & Books Inc
Coral Gables, FL

Literary Luncheon: Karen Zacharias and Ann Hite  (author appearance)
Karen Zacharias
09/11/2013, 12:00 pm
Hub City Bookshop
Spartanburg, SC

Read It & Eat with Michael Kardos  (author appearance)
Michael Kardos
09/11/2013, 12:00 pm
Page & Palette
Fairhope, AL

Daniel Woodrell signs THE MAID'S VERSION  (author appearance)
Daniel Woodrell
09/11/2013, 05:00 pm
Square Books
Oxford, MS

Bestselling Author Charles Todd Brings Back Bess Crawford in A Question of Honor  (author appearance)
Charles Todd
09/11/2013, 06:30 pm
Fountain Bookstore one-book-at-a-time-1.jpg
Richmond, VA

Annotations: Authors @ Cheekwood with Joel Harrington  (other event)
09/11/2013, 06:30 pm
Parnassus Books one-book-at-a-time-1.jpg
Nashville, TN

Author event with Laurie Notaro, Jen Lancaster, & Quinn Cummings  (author appearance)
Laurie Notaro
09/11/2013, 06:30 pm
Parnassus Books one-book-at-a-time-1.jpg
Nashville, TN

MIPSO live music!  (other event)
09/11/2013, 07:30 pm
Quail Ridge Books & Music
Raleigh, NC

Author signing: Wilton Barnhardt - Lookaway, Lookaway  (author appearance)
Wilton Barnhardt
09/11/2013, 07:00 pm
Park Road Books
Charlotte, NC

Brandt Ayers discusses In Love with Defeat: The Making of a Southern Liberal  (author appearance)
Brandt Ayers
09/11/2013, 07:00 pm
Flyleaf Books
Chapel Hill, NC

Malaprop's Book club  (book club)
09/11/2013, 07:00 pm
Malaprop's Bookstore/Cafe
Asheville, NC

Book Your Lunch With Ann Hite and Karen Spears Zacharias  (author appearance)
Karen Spears Zacharias stars-authors-1.jpg
09/12/2013, 12:00 pm
Fiction Addiction one-book-at-a-time-1.jpg
Greenville, SC

Greenville County Reads Event: Meet Clyde Edgerton  (author appearance)
Clyde Edgerton
09/12/2013, 07:00 pm
Fiction Addiction one-book-at-a-time-1.jpg
Greenville, SC

SELF-PUB CLUB Book Signing!  (writers group)
09/12/2013, 07:00 pm
Inkwood Books
Tampa, FL

Story Time  (other event)
09/12/2013, 01:30 pm
Avid Bookshop one-book-at-a-time-1.jpg
Athens, GA

Jojo Moyes bestselling author of Me Before You at GA Center for the Book  (author appearance)
Jojo Moyes
09/12/2013, 07:15 pm
Charis Books & More
Atlanta, GA

Susan Larson - THE BOOKLOVER'S GUIDE TO NEW ORLEANS  (author appearance)
Susan Larson
09/12/2013, 06:00 pm
Octavia Books
New Orleans, LA

Rivers by Michael Farris Smith  (author appearance)
Michael Farris Smith
09/12/2013, 05:00 pm
Lemuria Books
JACKSON, MS

Bob Shacochis signs THE WOMAN WHO LOST HER SOUL  (author appearance)
Bob Shacochis
09/12/2013, 06:00 pm
Square Books
Oxford, MS

Stacy Hawkins Adams Continues Her Winds of Change Series with Lead Me Home  (author appearance)
Stacy Hawkins Adams
09/12/2013, 12:30 pm
Fountain Bookstore one-book-at-a-time-1.jpg
Richmond, VA

After School Story Time  (other event)
09/12/2013, 03:30 pm
Parnassus Books one-book-at-a-time-1.jpg
Nashville, TN

Salon@615 with Marisha Pessl - Author of Special Topics in Calamity Physics  (author appearance)
Marisha Pessl
09/12/2013, 06:15 pm
Parnassus Books one-book-at-a-time-1.jpg
Nashville, TN

Jennifer Dawn Farley--Duke Homestead  (author appearance)
Jennifer Dawn Farley
09/12/2013, 07:00 pm
Regulator Bookshop
durham, NC

William Ferris  (author appearance)
William Ferris
09/12/2013, 07:30 pm
Quail Ridge Books & Music
Raleigh, NC

Flyleaf Second Thursday Poetry Reading & Open Mic  (other event)
09/12/2013, 07:00 pm
Flyleaf Books
Chapel Hill, NC

Robert Inman- The Governor’s Lady  (author appearance)
Robert Inman
09/13/2013, 11:00 am
Litchfield Books
Pawleys Island, SC

Samantha Bell Launch Party & Book Signing  (author appearance)
Samantha Bell
09/13/2013, 03:00 pm
Fiction Addiction one-book-at-a-time-1.jpg
Greenville, SC

Deborah Sharp Booksigning  (author appearance)
Deborah Sharp
09/13/2013, 07:00 pm
Murder on the Beach Mystery Bookstore
Delray Beach, FL

Avid Poetry Series: Alyse Knorr, Kate Partridge, and Johnny Damm  (author appearance)
Alyse Knorr
09/13/2013, 06:30 pm
Avid Bookshop one-book-at-a-time-1.jpg
Athens, GA

Mark Brennan Rosenberg signs EATING MY FEELINGS  (author appearance)
Mark Brennan Rosenberg
09/13/2013, 05:00 pm
Square Books
Oxford, MS

Will Daniel showcases his James River Reflections  (author appearance)
Will Daniel
09/13/2013, 06:30 pm
Fountain Bookstore one-book-at-a-time-1.jpg
Richmond, VA

John Thompson signs Love and Lament  (author appearance)
John Milliken Thompson
09/13/2013, 07:00 pm
Regulator Bookshop
durham, NC

Second Friday With Author and Musician, Stephen March!  (author appearance)
Stephen March
09/13/2013, 05:00 am
Page After Page
Elizabeth City, NC

Rudy Baker and Roy Douglass  (author appearance)
Rudy Baker
09/13/2013, 07:30 pm
Quail Ridge Books & Music
Raleigh, NC

Book club night with Jojo Moyes  (book club)
09/13/2013, 07:00 pm
Flyleaf Books
Chapel Hill, NC

WILTON BARNHARDT  (author appearance)
Wilton Barnhardt
09/13/2013, 07:00 pm
Malaprop's Bookstore/Cafe
Asheville, NC

Sally Smith  (author appearance)
Sally Rideout Smith
09/14/2013, 01:00 pm
Page & Palette
Fairhope, AL

Welcome debut YA author Amy Christine Parker!  (author appearance)
Amy Christine Parker
09/14/2013, 02:00 pm
Inkwood Books
Tampa, FL

Meet the Author of THE FIRST APARTMENT BOOK  (author appearance)
Heather Summerville
09/14/2013, 06:30 pm
Avid Bookshop one-book-at-a-time-1.jpg
Athens, GA

Kenya Jackson Presents: Navigating the Quarterlife Crisis with Wisdom and Skill: Part Three  (author appearance)
Kenya Jackson
09/14/2013, 07:30 pm
Charis Books & More
Atlanta, GA

Susan Larson: The Booklover's Guide to New Orleans  (author appearance)
Susan Larson
09/14/2013, 01:00 pm
Garden District Book Shop one-book-at-a-time-1.jpg
New Orleans, LA

Nancy Tillman signs I'D KNOW YOU ANYWHERE, MY LOVE  (author appearance)
Nancy Tillman
09/14/2013, 11:00 am
Square Books
Oxford, MS

Tim Seibles & Tom Robotham  (author appearance)
Tim Seibles
09/14/2013, 01:00 pm
Prince Books
Norfolk, VA

Special Musical Story Time with Janis Ian  (author appearance)
Janis Ian
09/14/2013, 10:30 am
Parnassus Books one-book-at-a-time-1.jpg
Nashville, TN

Write to Publish  (writers group)
09/14/2013, 06:30 pm
Quail Ridge Books & Music
Raleigh, NC

Author signing: Renate Moore - A Frog in Grandma's Cup  (author appearance)
Renate Moore
09/14/2013, 11:00 am
Park Road Books
Charlotte, NC

Author signing: AJ Hartley - Darwen Arkwright and the School of Shadows  (author appearance)
A. J. Hartley
09/14/2013, 02:00 pm
Park Road Books
Charlotte, NC

John Milliken Thompson – Love and Lament  (author appearance)
John Milliken Thompson
09/14/2013, 11:00 am
McIntyre's Fine Books
Pittsboro, NC

Doris Betts Tribute with Lyn Fairchild Hawks & David Frauenfelde  (author appearance)
Lyn Fairchild Hawks
09/14/2013, 02:00 pm
McIntyre's Fine Books
Pittsboro, NC

Prompt Writing Class with Nancy Peacock  (writers group)
09/14/2013, 10:00 am
Flyleaf Books
Chapel Hill, NC

The Hinge Literary Center presents Writers' Day  (writers group)
09/14/2013, 02:00 pm
Flyleaf Books
Chapel Hill, NC

Eva McCall Presents Her Appalachian Mystery  (author appearance)
Eva McCall stars-authors-1.jpg
09/14/2013, 03:00 pm
City Lights Bookstore
Sylva, NC

Music in the Cafe: A Man Called Bruce  (other event)
09/14/2013, 07:00 pm
City Lights Bookstore
Sylva, NC

BOB SHACOCHIS Reading from THE WOMAN WHO LOST HER SOUL  (author appearance)
Bob Shacochis
09/14/2013, 07:00 pm
Malaprop's Bookstore/Cafe
Asheville, NC

John Hannah - Offensive Conduct: My Life on the Line  (author appearance)
John Hannah
09/15/2013, 05:00 pm
Alabama Booksmith
Birmingham, AL

Paperback Book Club: SHINE SHINE SHINE  (book club)
09/15/2013, 06:15 pm
Avid Bookshop one-book-at-a-time-1.jpg
Athens, GA

Lynda Dawson discusses the Bluegrass movement and performs  (other event)
09/15/2013, 02:00 pm
Quail Ridge Books & Music
Raleigh, NC

John Milliken Thompson reads and signs Love and Lament  (author appearance)
John Milliken Thompson
09/15/2013, 02:00 pm
Flyleaf Books
Chapel Hill, NC

Cassandra King signs MOONRISE  (author appearance)
Cassandra King
09/16/2013, 05:00 pm
Square Books
Oxford, MS

Parnassus Book Club - Little Century  (book club)
09/16/2013, 06:30 pm
Parnassus Books one-book-at-a-time-1.jpg
Nashville, TN

Reid Wilson--Anxious Kids, Anxious Parents  (author appearance)
Reid Wilson
09/16/2013, 07:00 pm
Regulator Bookshop
durham, NC

Colin McAdam- A Beautiful Truth  (author appearance)
Colin McAdam
09/17/2013, 06:00 pm
Vero Beach Book Center
Vero Beach, FL

Poppy Tooker - LOUISIANA EATS!  (author appearance)
Poppy Tooker
09/17/2013, 06:00 pm
Octavia Books
New Orleans, LA

Literary Trivia Night  (other event)
09/18/2013, 06:30 pm
Avid Bookshop one-book-at-a-time-1.jpg
Athens, GA

Joe Baroody- Chronicles of an Irreverent Reverend  (author appearance)
Joe Baroody
09/20/2013, 11:00 am
Litchfield Books
Pawleys Island, SC

Kat Carlton Booksigning   (author appearance)
Kat Carlton
09/20/2013, 07:00 pm
Murder on the Beach Mystery Bookstore
Delray Beach, FL

Book Your Lunch With Robert Inman  (author appearance)
Robert Inman
09/24/2013, 12:00 pm
Fiction Addiction one-book-at-a-time-1.jpg
Greenville, SC

Meet The Author - Christian Freed  (author appearance)
Christian Freed
09/28/2013, 11:00 am
Page After Page
Elizabeth City, NC


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