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{Make cornbread, not war.}

In which Ms. Olivia deBelle Byrd became a writer because she refused to wear a Christmas sweater, Mr. Sean Brock wants us to make cornbread, not war, and William Faulkner's giant head is better than a snarling dog.

November 2, 2014

Dear readers,

This last week saw the first real frost in her ladyship, the editor's garden--something she had anticipated, thanks to her Accuweather app on her smartphone. (She feels obligated to note, however, that when it comes to frost dates, the various weather apps she has used have not been a noticeable improvement over her copy of The Farmer's Almanac). In preparation for the expected chill, her ladyship spent the early part of the week harvesting everything that would not survive a hard frost, and as a result her kitchen is filled with bundles of basil, some squash and sweet potatoes, the last of the cushaw, bowls of small current-sized tomatoes ("Matt's Wild Cherry") and over a quart of peppers of various types.

HeritageThe next week will be spent in the kitchen, doing what she can to put up the harvest.

Summer may be for beach reading, but fall is for cookbooks. Her ladyship's kitchen counters are littered with cookbooks, propped open to favorite recipes or sporting dozens of impromptu book marks--usually old utility bills, grocery receipts, or the coupons that came in the latest Val-pak. The pages are often stained and gritty from spills and being touched with oily or floured fingers.

Which is a shame, really, because the cookbook getting the most use this week really belongs on a coffee table: Sean Brock's Heritage.  Her ladyship is sorry to report that her copy no longer looks as beautiful as its picture. Still, a book is worthless if it isn't read, no? And a cookbook is pointless if it is never used to make a meal.

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.

Heritagerecipe from Heritage: Cracklin' Cornbread

"My favorite ball cap, made by Billy Reid, has a patchon the front that reads "Make Cornbread, Not War." I'm drawn to it because cornbread is such a sacred thing in the South, almost a way of life. But cornbread, like barbeque, can be the subject of great debate among Southerners. Clour or no flour? Sugar or no sugar? Is there an egg involved? All are legitimate questions....

..I am a cornbread snob. My cornbread has no flour  and no sugar. It has the tang of buttermilk and a little smoke from Allan Benton's smokehouse bacon. You've got to cook the cornbread just before you want to eat it, in a black skillet, with plenty of smmoking-hot grease. That is the secret to a golden, crunchy exterior. Use very high heat, so hot that the batter screeches as it hits the pan."

Makes 1 9 inch round loaf

4 ounces bacon, preferably Benton's
2 cups cornmeal, preferably Anson Mills Antebellum Coarse Yellow Cornmeal
1 teaspoon kosher salt
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1 1/2 cups whole-milk buttermilk
1 large egg, lightly beaten

Preheat the oven to 450F. Put a 9-inch cast-iron skillet in the oven to preheat for at least 10 minutes

Run the bacon through a meat grinder or very finely mince it. Put the bacon in a skillet large enough to hold it and cook over medium-low heat, stirring frequently so that it doesn't burn, until the fat is rendered and the bits of bacon are crispy, 4 to 5 minutes. Remove the bits of bacon to a paper towel to drain, reserving the fat. You need 5 tablespoons of fat for this recipe.

Combine the cornmeal, salt, baking soda, baking powder and bits of bacon in a medium bowl. Reserve 1 tablespoon of the bacon fat and combine the remaining 4 tablespoons fat, the buttermilk, and egg in a small bowl. Stir the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients just to combine; do not overmix.

Move the skillet from the oven to the stove, placing it over high heat. Add the reserved tablespoon of bacon fat and swirl to coat the skillet. Pour in the batter, distributing evenly.  It should sizzle.

Bake the cornbread about 20 minutes, until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean Serve warm from the skillet.

--Sean Brock, Heritage (Artisan, 2014) 9781579654634

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Book & Author Gossip

Jerry Lee LewisNumber One with a Bullet

It’s not exactly news that rock stars attract a certain kind of woman, and, given the kind of venues that Jerry Lee Lewis loves best, it will come as no surprise to learn that the women who flocked to him were often associated with men who didn’t take kindly to the performer’s amorous ways. In practice, this sometimes meant that he found a .45 bullet resting on the lid of his piano, a big-caliber IOU that just might be redeemed if he started (or didn’t stop) messing with the wrong gal. In Rick Bragg’s mesmerizing account, Mr. Lewis always knew what the bullet meant, always knew what he had done, although, given how many times he was tempted and how often he succumbed, he didn’t always know with whom.

William Faulkner's giant head

William Faulkner’s giant head now looks over his hometown. The Nobel Prize-winning author was born in New Albany on Sept. 25, 1897, and as of this week, his visage graces a water tower at Mississippi Highway 15 and Bankhead Street. With help from a U.S. Department of Agriculture grant, the water tower went up about a year ago. The engineering company offered to provide a bulldog logo, since that’s New Albany High School’s mascot.  “It was a snarling dog,” said Sean Johnson, the city’s director of marketing and tourism. “I know it’s our high school logo, but you don’t really welcomepeople into your town with a snarling dog.”Something Rich and Strange

Something Rich and Strange

"Something Rich and Strange" arrives at a time when Ron Rash has achieved wide recognition as a masterful craftsperson. With this collection, drawn from more than 20 years of short stories set in the Southern Appalachians, Rash seals his position as this landscape's foremost literary mapmaker and guide. His stories survey this world all the way around the compass wheel, in the process giving them breadth and depth of numerous kinds — emotional, psychological, historical, sociological, and mythological. 9780062349347

An accidental author

Save My PlaceThere was the time she went to a Christmas fundraiser where everyone in the room was bedecked in red and green clothing with holiday-themed pompoms, ribbons, lace, even blinking light earrings.  Byrd was wearing brown. "I got in the car and I just started laughing. So I wrote a funny anecdote about Christmas sweaters," she said. Years later, when Byrd was looking through a filing cabinet, she came across some of the anecdotes and decided to make a concentrated effort to write seriously. "It was like someone turned on a water faucet. It wouldn't stop," she said. "I had paper everywhere. In the car, in the bathroom, by the bed, everywhere. One day I looked and said, 'I do believe I have a book.'" 9780881465013


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STARS Authors

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

Kaye Hinckley

Kaye HinckleyFirst novel, A Hunger in the Heart, endorsed by Winston Groom and Mark Childress.Native of Dothan, Al. Fine Arts graduate of Spring Hill College, Mobile. Creative Writing University of AL, Huntsville. Owner of Advertising Associates for nearly twenty years. Published in Tuscany Anthology of Short Stories, Dappled Things Literary magazine, and others. Mother of five, grandmother of nine.

Request Kaye for a book club or event

Kaye's Profile Page on STARS

Birds of a FeatherBirds of a Feather

From the Publisher: In the past few years Kaye Park Hinckley has emerged as a major talent in what Paul Elie calls “the literature of belief.” Hinckley translates grace in a world on edge, sees a double beginning and ending in everything, literally everything, including the unspeakably awful. Like her novel A Hunger in the Heart, the stories in Birds of a Feather—several of which have won substantive awards—take us to the heart of the matter.

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

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Lady Banks {Book} Trailer Park

Paulette Livers reads from Cementville

"That's what Southern food makes you feel a certain way."

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Read This! Okra Picks & Recommended Reading from Southern Booksellers

Okra Picks

From the Okra Picks

by Sean Brock

Sister Golden HairSean Brock is the chef behind the game-changing restaurants Husk and McCrady s, and his first book offers all of his inspired recipes. With a drive to preserve the heritage foods of the South, Brock cooks dishes that are ingredient-driven and reinterpret the flavors of his youth in Appalachia and his adopted hometown of Charleston. The recipes include all the comfort food (think food to eat at home) and high-end restaurant food (fancier dishes when there s more time to cook) for which he has become so well-known. Brock s interpretation of Southern favorites like Pickled Shrimp, Hoppin John, and Chocolate Alabama Stack Cake sit alongside recipes for Crispy Pig Ear Lettuce Wraps, Slow-Cooked Pork Shoulder with Tomato Gravy, and Baked Sea Island Red Peas. This is a very personal book, with headnotes that explain Brock s background and give context to his food and essays in which he shares his admiration for the purveyors and ingredients he cherishes.

Buy from an indie

More Okra Picks!

Recommended Reading from Fountain Bookstore in Richmond, Virginia and Quail Ridge Books in Raleigh, North Carolina

The FallFrom Fountain Bookstore:

I don't know what to call The Fall. It's classified as a memoir, but I think of it more as some sort of breathtaking and heartbreaking collage.  Diogo Mainardi tells the story of his inspirational son who is afflicted with cerebral palsy by using imagery drawn from the Holocaust, Venice architecture, Neil Young, Humpty Dumpty, Proust and Freud. And it works. It works beautifully. I have not read a book that has moved me and surprised me this much in years. 9781590517000

From Quail Ridge Bookstore

By the BookFrom Mamie: By the Book: Writers on Literature and the Literary Life from The New York Times Book Review edited by Pamela Paul with foreword by Scott Turow (Henry Holt $28). A collection of NYTBR weekly columns. A few interviews into the book, I knew I was going to have to take notes on the wonderful recommendations by favorite authors such as Michael Chabon, Elizabeth Gilbert, and Francine Prose. Behind the Beautiful Forevers by Katherine Boo, and Wolf Hall by Hilary Mantel topped the authors' recommendations and are part of what is now my very long to-read list! 9781627791458

Gutenberg ElegiesFrom Sarah:  I just finished The Gutenberg Elegies: The Fate of Reading in an Electronic Age by Sven Birkerts (Faber & Faber $16). Though it was originally published in 1994 (the introduction and afterword were updated in 2006), it is still fresh and provocative. Birkerts makes a passionate and elegant case for reading literature in print format, rather than electronically. He explores how reading works and makes a case for the authority and intimacy of the author/reader/printed page relationship. Best of all, as The New Yorker said: "Birkerts on reading fiction is like M.F.K. Fisher on eating or Norman Maclean on fly casting. He makes you want to go do it." That sent me in search of some more recent reports from the digital vs. print frontier, such as this even-handed one from Scientific AmericanThe Reading Brain in the Digital Age: The Science of Paper versus Screens. After reading both of these, I'm feeling more confirmed and less like a dinosaur for preferring print to e-books. And yes, I'm aware of the irony of my writing that in this e-newsletter! But we've never claimed the QuailMail was literature. And even so, it probably reads better on paper. 9780865479579

More recommended reading from southern bookstores

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Southern Indie Bestsellers

For the week ending October 19, 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. Gray Mountain
John Grisham, Doubleday, $28.95, 9780385537148
2. Leaving Time
Jodi Picoult, Ballantine, $28, 9780345544926
3. Edge of Eternity
Ken Follett, Dutton, $36, 9780525953098
4. All the Light We Cannot See
Anthony Doerr, Scribner, $27, 9781476746586
5. Lila
Marilynne Robinson, FSG, $26, 9780374187613
6. Some Luck
Jane Smiley, Knopf, $26.95, 9780307700315
okra7. Somewhere Safe With Somebody Good
Jan Karon, Putnam Adult, $27.95, 9780399167447

8. The Children Act
Ian McEwan, Nan A. Talese, $25, 9780385539708
9. First Impressions
Charlie Lovett, Viking, $27.95, 9780525427247
10. The Bone Clocks
David Mitchell, Random House, $30, 9781400065677
okra11. The Invention of Wings
Sue Monk Kidd, Viking, $27.95, 9780670024780

12. The Narrow Road to the Deep North
Richard Flanagan, Knopf, $26.95, 9780385352857
13. Desert God
Wilbur Smith, Morrow, $28.99, 9780062276452
14. Beautiful You
Chuck Palahniuk, Doubleday, $25.95, 9780385538039
15. Blue Horses
Mary Oliver, Penguin Press, $24.95, 9781594204791


1. Killing Patton
Bill O'Reilly, Martin Dugard, Holt, $30, 9780805096682
2. Not That Kind of Girl
Lena Dunham, Random House, $28, 9780812994995
3. Being Mortal
Atul Gawande, Metropolitan, $26, 9780805095159
4. Rebel Yell
S.C. Gwynne, Scribner, $35, 9781451673289
5. Everything I Need to Know I Learned From a Little Golden Book
Diane Muldrow, Golden Books, $9.99, 9780307977618
6. Good Dog: True Stories of Love, Loss, and Loyalty
David Dibenedetto, Harperwave, $25.99, 9780062242358
7. Your Hidden Riches
Chris Attwood, et al., Harmony, $25, 9780385348553
8. Just Mercy
Bryan Stevenson, Spiegel & Grau, $28, 9780812994520
9. The Innovators
Walter Isaacson, S&S, $35, 9781476708690
10. Worthy Fights
Leon Panetta, Penguin Press, $36, 9781594205965
11. Everything I Need to Know About Christmas I Learned from a Little Golden Book
Diane Muldrow, Golden Books, $9.99, 9780553497359
okra 12. Heritage
Sean Brock, Artisan, $40, 9781579654634

13. Stacking the Deck
David S. Pottruck, Jossey-Bass, $28, 9781118966884
okra14. Wayfaring Strangers
Fiona Ritchie, Doug Orr, University of North Carolina Press, $39.95, 9781469618227

15. You Are Here
Christopher Hadfield, Little Brown, $26, 9780316379649


1. Gone Girl
Gillian Flynn, Broadway, $15, 9780553418361
2. Orphan Train
Christina Baker Kline, Morrow, $14.99, 9780061950728
3. Americanah
Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, Anchor, $15.95, 9780307455925
4. Me Before You
Jojo Moyes, Penguin, $16, 9780143124542
5. The Rosie Project
Graeme Simsion, S&S, $15.99, 9781476729091
6. The Luminaries
Eleanor Catton, Back Bay, $18, 9780316074292
7. The Ocean at the End of the Lane
Neil Gaiman, Morrow, $14.99, 9780062255662
8. The Signature of All Things
Elizabeth Gilbert, Penguin, $17, 9780143125846
9. Under the Wide and Starry Sky
Nancy Horan, Ballantine, $16, 9780345516541
10. Sharp Objects
Gillian Flynn, Three Rivers, $14, 9780307341556
11. The Bookman's Tale
Charlie Lovett, Penguin, $16, 9780143125389
12. The Museum of Extraordinary Things
Alice Hoffman, Scribner, $16, 9781451693577
13. This Is Where I Leave You
Jonathan Tropper, Plume, $16, 9780142181713
14. The Best American Short Stories 2014
Jennifer Egan, Heidi Pitlor (Eds.), Mariner, $14.95, 9780547868868
okra 15. A Land More Kind Than Home
Wiley Cash, Morrow, $14.99, 9780062088239


1. Unbroken
Laura Hillenbrand, Random House, $16, 9780812974492
2. The Boys in the Boat
Daniel James Brown, Penguin, $17, 9780143125471
3. This Is the Story of a Happy Marriage
Ann Patchett, Harper Perennial, $15.99, 9780062236685
4. The Map of Heaven
Eben Alexander, M.D., S&S, $16.99, 9781476766409
5. Night
Elie Wiesel, FSG, $9.95, 9780374500016
6. Wild
Cheryl Strayed, Vintage, $15.95, 9780307476074
7. Wreck This Journal
Keri Smith, Perigee, $15, 9780399161940
8. Really Important Stuff My Dog Has Taught Me
Cynthia L. Copeland, Workman, $12.95, 9780761181798
9. Refinery29: Style Stalking
Piera Gelardi, Christene Barberich, Potter Style, $19.99, 9780804185530
10. The Devil in the White City
Erik Larson, Vintage, $16, 9780375725609
11. Quiet
Susan Cain, Broadway, $16, 9780307352156
12. The Heart of Everything That Is
Bob Drury, Tom Clavin, S&S, $17, 9781451654684
13. Bad Feminist
Roxane Gay, Harper Perennial, $15.99, 9780062282712
14. The Men Who United the States
Simon Winchester, Harper Perennial, $16.99, 9780062079619
15. The Imaginary World Of...
Keri Smith, Perigee, $16, 9780399165252


1. Gone Girl
Gillian Flynn, Broadway, $9.99, 9780553418354
2. To Kill a Mockingbird
Harper Lee, Grand Central, $8.99, 9780446310789
3. Outlander
Diana Gabaldon, Dell, $9.99, 9780553393699
4. The Catcher in the Rye
J.D. Salinger, Little Brown, $8.99, 9780316769488
5. Lord of the Flies
William Golding, Perigee, $9.99, 9780399501487
6. Hamlet
William Shakespeare, Washington Square Press, $5.99, 9780743477123
7. Sycamore Row
John Grisham, Dell, $9.99, 9780345543240
8. Dragonfly in Amber
Diana Gabaldon, Dell, $9.99, 9780440215622
9. I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings
Maya Angelou, Ballantine, $6.99, 9780345514400
10. The Name of the Wind
Patrick Rothfuss, DAW, $8.99, 9780756404741


1. The Book With No Pictures
B.J. Novak, Dial, $17.99, 9780803741713
2. Room on the Broom
Julia Donaldson, Axel Scheffler (Illus.), Puffin, $6.99, 9780142501122
3. The Day the Crayons Quit
Drew Daywalt, Oliver Jeffers (Illus.), Philomel, $17.99, 9780399255373
4. Llama Llama Trick or Treat
Anna Dewdney, Viking Children's Books, $5.99, 9780451469786
5. Otis and the Scarecrow
Loren Long, Philomel, $17.99, 9780399163968
6. Ladybug Girl and the Dress-Up Dilemma
Jacky Davis, David Soman (Illus.), Dial, $17.99, 9780803735842
7. Once Upon an Alphabet
Oliver Jeffers, Philomel, $26.99, 9780399167911
8. Goodnight Moon
Margaret Wise Brown, Clement Hurd (Illus.), Harper, $8.99, 9780694003617
9. Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day
Judith Viorst, Ray Cruz (Illus.), S&S, $7.99, 9780689711732
10. Sam & Dave Dig a Hole
Mac Barnett, Jon Klassen (Illus.), Candlewick, $16.99, 9780763662295


1. If I Stay
Gayle Forman, Speak, $10.99, 9780147514530
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. Skink: No Surrender
Carl Hiaasen, Knopf, $18.99, 9780375870514
6. Minecraft: Construction Handbook
Scholastic, $7.99, 9780545685177
7. Percy Jackson's Greek Gods
Rick Riordan, John Rocco (Illus.), Hyperion, $24.99, 9781423183648
8. Frank Einstein and the Antimatter Motor
Jon Scieszka, Brian Biggs (Illus.), Amulet, $13.95, 9781419712180
9. Looking for Alaska
John Green, Speak, $9.99, 9780142402511
10. Minecraft: Combat Handbook
Scholastic, $7.99, 9780545685160


1. The Blood of Olympus (The Heroes of Olympus, Book Five)
Rick Riordan, Hyperion, $19.99, 9781423146735
2. The Maze Runner
James Dashner, Delacorte, $10.99, 9780385385206
3. Tales from a Not-So-Happily Ever After (Dork Diaries, #8)
Rachel Renee Russell, Aladdin, $13.99, 9781481421843
4. Blue Lily, Lily Blue (Raven Cycle, #3)
Maggie Stiefvater, Scholastic, $18.99, 9780545424967
5. The Scorch Trials (The Maze Runner, Book 2)
James Dashner, Ember, $9.99, 9780385738767
6. Pete the Cat and the Bad Banana
James Dean, Harper, $3.99, 9780062303820
7. The Kill Order (The Maze Runner Prequel)
James Dashner, Delacorte, $9.99, 9780385742894
8. Dinosaurs Before Dark (Magic Tree House #1)
Mary Pope Osborne, Sal Murdocca (Illus.), Random House, $4.99, 9780679824114
9. Allegiant (Divergent, #3)
Veronica Roth, Katherine Tegen Books, $19.99, 9780062024060
10. Insurgent (Divergent, #2)
Veronica Roth, Katherine Tegen Books, $17.99, 9780062024046

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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.

Somewhere Safe With Somebody Good
First Impressions
The Invention of Wings
Desert God
Good Dog: True Stories of Love, Loss, and Loyalty
Your Hidden Riches
Just Mercy
Everything I Need to Know About Christmas I Learned from a Little Golden Book
Stacking the Deck
Wayfaring Strangers
You Are Here
Me Before You
Sharp Objects
The Bookman's Tale
This Is Where I Leave You
A Land More Kind Than Home
Wreck This Journal
Really Important Stuff My Dog Has Taught Me
Refinery29: Style Stalking
The Devil in the White City
The Imaginary World Of...
To Kill a Mockingbird
The Catcher in the Rye
Lord of the Flies
Dragonfly in Amber
I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings
The Name of the Wind
Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day
Skink: No Surrender
Percy Jackson's Greek Gods
Frank Einstein and the Antimatter Motor


Events at Southen Indie Bookstores 

Breakfast with the Reps!  (other event)
11/06/2014, 09:00 am
Malaprops Bookstore

Book signing with AMY REED  (author appearance)
Amy Reed
11/06/2014, 03:00 pm
Malaprops Bookstore

Ludovica Squirru - Horóscopo Chino 2015  (author appearance)
Ludovica Squirru
11/06/2014, 06:30 pm
Books & Books Inc
Coral Gables, FL

Luis Martínez-Fernández - Revolutionary Cuba: A History  (author appearance)
Luis Martínez-Fernández
11/06/2014, 08:00 pm
Books & Books Inc
Coral Gables, FL

Sally J. Ling  (author appearance)
Sally J. Ling
11/06/2014, 07:00 pm
Murder on the Beach Mystery Bookstore
Delray Beach, FL

Charis Birthday Week Continues with former Charis co-owner Sandra Lambert Reading From The River's Memory  (author appearance)
Sandra Gail Lambert
11/06/2014, 07:30 pm
Charis Books & More
Atlanta, GA

Anna Quindlen  (author appearance)
Anna Quindlen
11/06/2014, 07:00 pm
Flyleaf Books
Chapel Hill, NC

Author Event: Barbara Davis - The Wishing Tide  (author appearance)
Barbara Davis
11/06/2014, 07:00 pm
Park Road Books
Charlotte, NC

Jean Anderson- Mad for Muffins: 70 Amazing Muffin Recipes from Savory to Sweet  (author appearance)
Jean Anderson
11/06/2014, 12:00 pm
Quail Ridge Books & Music
Raleigh, NC

Ron Rash- Something Rich and Strange  (author appearance)
Ron Rash
11/06/2014, 07:30 pm
Quail Ridge Books & Music
Raleigh, NC

Kenan-CDS Visiting Writers Series in Ethics, Society, and Documentary Art Public Reading, Reception, and Book Signing with Eula Biss  (author appearance)
Eula Biss
11/06/2014, 07:00 pm
Regulator Bookshop
durham, NC

Charlie Lovett  (author appearance)
Charlie Lovett
11/06/2014, 05:00 pm
The Country Bookshop
Southern Pines, NC

Triple-Treat Author Event  (author appearance)
Gaynell Gavin
11/06/2014, 04:00 pm
Books on Broad
Camden, SC

okraWiley Cash Book Talk & Signing  (author appearance)
Wiley Cash
11/06/2014, 02:00 pm
Fiction Addiction
Greenville, SC

Author event with Judy Schachner, author of Skippyjon Jones Snow What  (author appearance)
Judy Schachner
11/06/2014, 04:30 pm
Parnassus Books
Nashville, TN

Author event with Raymond White, author of An Irish Mystery  (author appearance)
Raymond White
11/06/2014, 06:30 pm
Parnassus Books
Nashville, TN

RON RASH presents his collected stories SOMETHING RICH AND STRANGE  (author appearance)
Ron Rash
11/07/2014, 07:00 pm
Malaprops Bookstore

First Friday Author Round Up- Richelle Putnam, Renee Broadhead, Robert Gray, Creighton C. Forsman  (author appearance)
Renee Broadhead
11/07/2014, 06:00 pm
Page & Palette
Fairhope, AL

Coral Gables Gallery Night Opening - Exile Books Exhibition Gallery  (other event)
11/07/2014, 07:00 pm
Books & Books Inc
Coral Gables, FL

EXILE Books Talk: Adler Guerrier  (other event)
11/07/2014, 08:00 pm
Books & Books Inc
Coral Gables, FL

Elaine Viets  (author appearance)
Elaine Viets
11/07/2014, 07:00 pm
Murder on the Beach Mystery Bookstore
Delray Beach, FL

Coffee with Diane Muldrow  (other event)
11/07/2014, 10:30 am
Vero Beach Book Center
Vero Beach, FL

Paperback Book Launch: SET TO SEA by Drew Weing  (author appearance)
Drew Weing
11/07/2014, 06:30 pm
Avid Bookshop
Athens, GA

Feminisms Futures: A Charis 40th Birthday Keynote Discussion with Kiese Laymon and Susana Morris  (author appearance)
Kiese Laymon
11/07/2014, 07:30 pm
Charis Books & More
Atlanta, GA

Jim Leutze - Entering North Carolina  (author appearance)
Jim Leutze
11/07/2014, 07:00 pm
Park Road Books
Charlotte, NC

William Gibson at Motorco with The Peripheral  (author appearance)
William Gibson
11/07/2014, 07:30 pm
Regulator Bookshop
durham, NC

Sal Tagliareni THE CROSS OR THE SWASTIKA  (author appearance)
Sal Tagliareni
11/07/2014, 02:00 pm
The Country Bookshop
Southern Pines, NC

Olivia Debelle Byrd and Kim Boykin  (author appearance)
Kim Boykin
11/07/2014, 02:00 pm
Books on Broad
Camden, SC

Staff Review  (other event)
11/07/2014, 11:00 am
Litchfield Books
Pawleys Island, SC

Author event with Robin LaFevers, author of Mortal Heart  (author appearance)
Robin LaFevers
11/07/2014, 06:30 pm
Parnassus Books
Nashville, TN

Breakfast 'Serial' Story Time  (other event)
11/08/2014, 10:30 am
Bookstore1Sarasota, 1359 Main Street, Sarasota

Bookseller Picks Tea!  (other event)
11/08/2014, 02:00 pm
Malaprops Bookstore

WILLIAM POWERS presents NEW SLOW CITY  (author appearance)
William Powers
11/08/2014, 07:00 pm
Malaprops Bookstore

Lip Service! @ The Miracle Theater  (other event)
11/08/2014, 08:00 pm
Books & Books Inc
Coral Gables, FL

40th Birthday Celebration at the Marianna: a Fundraiser for Charis Circle!  (other event)
11/08/2014, 07:00 pm
Charis Books & More
Atlanta, GA

Marta McDowell, Beatrix Potter’s Gardening Life  (author appearance)
Marta McDowell
11/08/2014, 01:00 pm
FoxTale Book Shoppe
Woodstock, GA

A Plot For Pridemore by Stephen Roth  (author appearance)
Stephen Roth
11/08/2014, 06:30 pm
FoxTale Book Shoppe
Woodstock, GA

Octavia Books Science Fiction Book Club - THE YEAR'S BEST WEIRD FICTION VOLUME 1   (book club)
11/08/2014, 10:30 am
Octavia Books
New Orleans, LA

Free Prompt Writing Class with Nancy Peacock  (writers group)
11/08/2014, 10:00 am
Flyleaf Books
Chapel Hill, NC

Lauren Kate discusses her YA novel Waterfall  (author appearance)
Lauren Kate
11/08/2014, 02:00 pm
Flyleaf Books
Chapel Hill, NC

Fuminori Nakamura – Last Winter We Parted  (author appearance)
Fuminori Nakamura
11/08/2014, 11:00 am
McIntyre's Fine Books
Pittsboro, NC

McIntyre's Books Author Events Stuart Neville, The Final Silence  (author appearance)
Stuart Neville
11/08/2014, 02:00 pm
McIntyre's Fine Books
Pittsboro, NC

Author Event: Linda Phillips - Crazy  (author appearance)
Linda Phillips
11/08/2014, 02:00 pm
Park Road Books
Charlotte, NC

Robin LaFevers- Mortal Heart  (author appearance)
Robin LaFevers
11/08/2014, 03:00 pm
Quail Ridge Books & Music
Raleigh, NC

Brenda Bartella Peterson- No Rehearsal: A Memoir  (author appearance)
Brenda Bartella Peterson
11/08/2014, 05:30 pm
Quail Ridge Books & Music
Raleigh, NC

Tom Maxwell: Hell: My Life in the Squirrel Nut Zippers  (author appearance)
Tom Maxwell
11/08/2014, 07:00 pm
Regulator Bookshop
durham, NC

Frederick Baus Launch Party  (author appearance)
Frederick Baus
11/08/2014, 12:00 pm
Fiction Addiction
Greenville, SC

Lockhart Moon In-Store Signing  (author appearance)
Lockhart Moon
11/08/2014, 04:00 pm
Fiction Addiction
Greenville, SC

Public Lecture with Scott Turow  (author appearance)
Scott Turow
11/08/2014, 10:00 am
Parnassus Books
Nashville, TN

Author event with Bill Brown, author of Elemental  (author appearance)
Bill Brown
11/08/2014, 02:00 pm
Parnassus Books
Nashville, TN

The LEGO Neighborhood Book Launch  (author appearance)
Brian and Jason Lyles
11/08/2014, 02:00 pm
Fountain Bookstore
Richmond, VA

Whiskey/Beer Tasting At Southern Railway Taphouse with Whiskey Expert Lew Bryson  (author appearance)
Lew Bryson
11/08/2014, 03:30 pm
Fountain Bookstore
Richmond, VA

Kristin Lyle- Sweetheart, Poach Me An Egg  (author appearance)
Kristin Lyle
11/08/2014, 06:00 pm
Sundial Books
Chincoteague, VA

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