{On the invisible enchantment of skipping stones.}

In which Mr. Robert Inman remembers the stand in the schoolhouse door, Ms. Dot Jackson would rather write books than wear corsets, and a young boy discovers the enchantment to be found in skipping stones.

June 10, 2013



 

Dearest readers,

Indie booksellers spend a fair amount of their days recommending books to people they don’t know. It’s a chancy business…books are such personal things, and readers are nothing if not strongly opinionated about what they read. Nothing puts a reader off more than picking up a book that comes enthusiastically recommended only to find that the thing would serve a better purpose propping up a rickety table.

But sometimes, you hit it right, and hand the just the right book to just the right person. And sometimes, they write to tell you how grateful they are for your inspired suggestion.

To Bardstown Booksellers, in Bardstown, KY (reprinted with permission)
Subject: Thank you from New York

The Cornbread MafiaMy wife and I visited Bardstown in November 2012. One of my stops was your bookstore where I purchased several books including The Cornbread Mafia by James Higdon. The book caught my attention in your window display and we discussed it for a few minutes. My inquiry to you about the book was if the story would be too local for an outsider to truly appreciate it. You assured me it was not , but that I needed to read the book and draw my own conclusions. If you recall, you gave me you email address and asked me to write you we I finished the book.

Usually my  reading inventory is backed up 18 to 24 months, but this book kept staring at me from my shelf so I took it up last week and finished it today. Without a doubt, I am glad that I read it this quickly because it is a fascinating story. There was a familiarity to the story with the region where  I live in  upstate New York. Tales of Prohibition smuggling  from Canada are legendary here , especially stories told by people whose relatives were poor and survived cold winters this way .

This was a great story about a place and people that most Americans just don't have exposure to nor understand.

Thanks for the recommendation and best wishes in business. I buy books in local stores where ever I go- I have an understanding wife.


Sincerely,
{a customer}

Now when was the last time you wrote a letter like that?

Happy reading!


her ladyship, the editor


Lady Banks' Commonplace Book


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

Camp RedemptionEarly had been skipping stones into these falls since he was old enough to throw, yet there always seemed to be one more flat rock that needed skimming across the surface of the lake. He had once asked his father about this unending supply of smooth, small stones, and Vester Willingham had solemnly replied that their valley was filled with enchantment both old and fine, and that at night, while Early slept, the little people rose silently from the depths of Lake Echota and skipped the stones back to shore. The story had troubled him at first because he wondered why little people lived in his lake. it has seemed an odd place to have a home. He had been just a boy at the time, and he hadn’t quite known whether to believe his father or not, although the elder Willingham was known for his absolute honesty. It was commonly held that the man had never told a lie and would be hard pressed to do so if the need arose.

“Why do they live in the lake?” Early had asked

“Because they always have,” Vester Willingham had responded

“What if they wanted to live somewhere else?”

“If they leave their home, they’ll die.”

Finally Early had been forced to take it all on faith. He had slipped down to the lake many nights, but he had never seen the little people rise from the depths. As he grew older, he came to realize that this invisibility was part of the nature of the enchantment. Magic could not be seen or heard. It couldn’t be controlled or harvested. It was because it was. So Early took the story as gospel--mostly because he wanted it to be true-- and as for the veracity of the claim of the presence of magic in Willingham Valley, well, that was in the stones, the unending supply of stones.

--Raymond Atkins, Camp Redemption (Mercer University Press, 2013)
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Lady Banks' Receipt Book


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

Mastering the Art of Southern CookingLog Cabin Salad

Mrs. Henrietta Dull recommends this banana salad in Southern Cooking (1928). It has served generations of delighted children and adults. The proportions of the ingredients can be varied as needed.  This is the kind of salad I grew up loving. Any kind of sturdy lettuce will do, whether the traditional iceberg or a romaine or endive.

2 bananas
1/2 cup orange juice
1/2 cup chopped nuts (optional)
Lettuce
Fresh or dried cherries, pineapple, grapefruit, cut into bite-sized pieces (optional)
1/2 cup mayonnaise, sour cream, or yogurt

Peel and cut the bananas lengthwise into fourths, move to a bowl, and allow to soak in the orange juice for 1 hour.

Roll banana pieces in the chopped nuts if desired, and then arrange log cabin-style on lettuce. Place any bite-sized fruit as desired in the center,

Serve with mayonnaise, sour cream, or yogurt.

--Nathalie Dupree & Cynthia Graubart, Mastering the Art of Southern Cooking (Gibbs Smith, 2012)

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Lady Banks' Housekeeping Book


Country wisdom from practical people.

The Encyclopedia of Country LivingOven cleaner:

There are 2 alternative approaches to oven cleaning. The first is to keep a box of salt handy and sprinkle fresh spills generously while still hot. Salt will absorb most spills and become an ash-like powder that can be brushed away after the oven has cooled off. for periodic cleaning of build-up, preheat the oven to 200F and turn off heat. Place 2 c. straight ammonia in a shallow (nonaluminum) pan on the middle rack. Close the oven door tight and leave overnight. The hot ammonia gas works its way into the grease film and turns it into a soaplike sludge that can be wiped off. Remember, use plenty of ventilation when working with ammonia. (If you put brown-stained Pyrex dishes in the oven during ammonia treatment, they will be cleaned at the same time.)

--Carla Emery, The Encyclopedia of Country Living

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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).

Brother to a DragonflyThe Rev. Will D. Campbell, a renegade preacher and author who joined the civil rights struggle in the 1950s, quit organized religion and fought injustice with nonviolent protests and a storyteller’s arsenal of autobiographical tales and fictional histories, died on Monday night in Nashville. He was 88. Will D. Campbell 9780826412683

God’s Will

It was fifty years ago today – June 11, 1963.  I was a witness to a piece of history that, as much as anything, propelled me into a career in journalism.  The University of Alabama, where I was a student, was until that moment a segregated institution.  There had been one earlier attempt to integrate, but it ended in mayhem.  Now, on this day fifty years ago, two black students – Vivian Malone and James Hood – appeared to register for classes.  Governor George Wallace physically blocked their way, a piece of theatre that came to be known as “the stand in the schoolhouse door.” The Stand in the Schoolhouse Door

The Time BetweenKaren White's talent as a novelist has been growing by leaps and bounds, one book after another. Now the fruit of her talent is ripe with the story she titled THE TIME BETWEEN. This book is Karen White at her best. It is her most absorbing book, her most definitive book, her most enjoyable book. Review

I was little worried when I first heard that Karen White, who often writes about Charleston, S.C., was setting her new book, The Time Between (NAL, digital galley) on Edisto Island, my family’s home turf. It’s kind of like when they replaced the old drawbridge to the island, making it easier for tourists to find us. We used to be a secret. Review

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Author Gossip

Looking for MeI was running for the roses in the world of small business, and I was also growing frail and exhausted. But I was raised on a farm, and my family worked hard every day—fatigue was a given. If we’d had a mantra, it surely would have been “Don’t let the sun set on a job undone.”  So I just kept going. Beth Hoffman, a not-so-charmed life

Birchwood Center fundraiser brings together Dot Jackson, Ron Rash and George Singleton: Why they started writing (it involves corsets)

 

 

The Lee Brothers Charleston KitchenTDM: What’s your favorite kitchen souvenir from your travels?  TL: Well, it would have been my favorite souvenir if I had actually bought it: a beautifully crafted Laguiole oyster knife. I mean, this thing was just the coolest! When you’re from Charleston, you realize how important an oyster knife really is. I still regret it to this day! Around the Kitchen in 3 questions 9780307889737

Pulitzer Prize-winning newspaper columnist and humorist Dave Barry will receive Fall for the Book’s highest honor, the Fairfax Prize, on Sunday, September 22, the opening night of the 15th annual festival. The Fairfax Prize honors outstanding literary achievement and is presented by the Fairfax Library Foundation; in accepting this year’s award, Barry joins a distinguished list of previous winners including Amy Tan, Ann Patchett, E.L. Doctorow, Michael Cunningham, and Michael Chabon. Dave Barry will receive Fairfax Prize

Forty-One False Starts“I just finished Flora, by Gail Godwin (I’m a longtime Gail Godwin fan). She’s so good at writing complicated narrators, enmeshed in setting. At this very moment I’m reading Janet Malcolm’s 41 False Starts. I’ve just finished two essays about visual artists, a subject I know nothing about, but Malcolm’s so amazingly insightful and precise that she can (and does) make anything interesting.” Anton DiSclafani,author of The Yonahlossee Riding Camp for Girls What are you reading now? 9780374157692

 

 

Papadaddy's Book for New FathersIt all started with Matraca Berg. Matraca called me out of the blue. Said she wanted to do a musical called Good Ol' Girls and she wanted to do it with me and she wanted to do it with Lee Smith. She didn't know Lee, but I did, so I called Lee the minute we hung up. Lee didn't seem that excited. Marshall Chapman

It started off as an essay. A friend of mine had just had his first kid and went online on Google and put in “fatherhood.” And the answer was “Do you mean motherhood?  Clyde Edgerton 9780316056922

 


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:


















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

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Bookstore Gossip

Morgan County-based writer and photographer Angelina Bellebuono’s traveling installation, “Goat Ballad: A Pasture Hymn” will be on display at A Novel Experience through the end of the month. Goat Ballad

Emoke and the staff at Malaprop’s Bookstore & Cafe in Asheville share their recommendations for our second Summer Reading List. Summer Reading from Malaprops

When summer rolls around, we like to have a big stack of books on hand to choose from for vacations, for for the pool, for timeout during the heat of the day, and for the millionth time our kids say “I’m bored!” We put our heads together and asked some friends, too, and came up with this list of must-reads to share with you today! Parnassus Books, co-owned by author Ann Patchett (who was listed as one of the Top 100 most influential people of 2012 after opening this first class bookstore) joins us today with some staff picks, as well. Summer Reading from Parnassus Books

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Lady Banks' {Book} Trailer Park:
on writing Yonahlossee


On Writing Yonahlossee

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Author 2 Author: Adriana Trigiani talks to Anton DiSclafani

Anton DiSclafaniAdriana: Anton, you captured the beauty, mystery, and peril of the Appalachians in your novel. Why do you think the mountains of North Carolina make for such an evocative setting? 

Anton:  Even now, when I see the Appalachians after any period of time, I’m taken aback by their loveliness.  I think the Appalachians speak to something very human in all of us—I’m amazed by how many communities and homes are tucked into the highest hillsides, and then think of the people who settled those areas, when there weren’t things like pavement and cars!  There’s such rich history in the Appalachians, both past and present.

Adriana: You are a true Southern belle—you grew up in Florida, spent summers in North Carolina, and studied in Georgia. I'll bet you get your thank-you notes out immediately. What is it about growing up in the South that makes storytelling so delicious and inspires truthful and beautiful prose?

Anton: I think Southerners have a real gift for sitting around and gabbing.  So I grew up around my family, and friends, who just knew how to spin a tale, and took real pleasure in telling a story.  The South prides itself on hospitality—I think we might rival Japan in how welcome we try to make guests feel in our homes—and part of making a person feel welcome is including her in your stories.  Entertaining her.  And Southern women, especially, have such brilliant turns of phrases.  My mother, who is from Alexandria, Louisiana, still surprises my sister and me with little jewels:  wound tighter than Dick’s hatband; I’m gonna do whatever trips my trigger; Pinkie thought he had two heads till he cut one off. 

Yonahlossee Riding Camp for GirlsAdriana:  Aside from Yonahlossee, do you have a favorite Southern spot to visit or somewhere full of memories that you might share with us?

Anton: This is an easy one:  Atlanta.  I went to college there, at Emory, and I love the whole city, and would move back in a heartbeat.  It’s the perfect marriage of old Southern charm and a very progressive arts and political scene. 

Adriana: You attended a camp similar to Yonahlossee, which was an actual riding camp for young women operating up until the 1980s. What was your camp experience like? 

Anton: Nothing like Yonahlossee!  My camp experience—I went to Camp Greystone, in Tuxedo, North Carolina, for two summers—was pretty tame.  The food was delicious—I have such a memory for food!—and so Thea’s meals were inspired by my Camp Greystone meals. 

What scared and titillated me about camp is what I try to evoke in Yonahlossee:  the utter absence of parents.  There are adults, sure, but they’re not attached to you in any sort of meaningful way.  There’s such energy created by the absence of adults:  it’s like a pressure cooker for girls.  And lots of drama happens, naturally.

Adriana: Let’s talk about your heroine, Thea Atwell. She's a total original—strong, feisty, determined. How did you imagine this headstrong, wild young woman? I'm going to ask you the question you will be asked the most when you tour with your beautiful debut novel and meet your readers: Is there any of you in Thea, or is she based on someone you know?

Anton: She is definitely not based on me!  Or anyone I know. I am a pretty cautious person, and have never, ever been accused of being fearless, so I wanted to imagine myself into the brain of someone who isn’t scared of anything, really.  So in a way Thea is the opposite of me.

Adriana: Horses are as much characters in this novel as humans. Even if you aren't an equestrian (and I'm not), it’s easy to fall in in love with your descriptions of the horses. I did. They were so real to me as characters.  Do you ride horses? What role has riding played in your own life?

Anton: I do ride horses.  I grew up riding them, and I ride now, too.  I love being around them—there’s nothing like it.  When I was young, horses were a way to make myself be brave, because you have to kind of forget that you are sitting on a thousand- pound animal, that anything could happen, or else you can’t ride.  Horses can smell fear; as soon as they sense you’re scared, they’re scared, too.  It remains that way today—riding is the one part of my life where I’m completely mentally and physically engaged, where all my normal worrying just sort of falls away and I’m absolutely in the moment. 

Adriana: You know you can't write Southern unless you know how to write heat. Your novel has some seriously steamy love scenes. Do you like writing the love scenes? 

Anton: I’m blushing!  I do like writing love scenes—I guess that’s why I write so many!—but it’s funny, because the writing of those steamy scenes is pretty mechanical.  You have to pay so much attention to the ways bodies are positioned and moved. 

Adriana: What are you most looking forward to as you meet your readers? You should be prepared for their love and enthusiasm. You've written a page turner; it's a spectacular debut. 

Anton: I am so looking forward to traveling around the country, especially the South, and stopping in all these amazing independent bookstores that I’ve heard about for years.  And also hearing what readers think!  This is my first book, so I’ve never had the experience of talking about my work with readers, and I am so eager to hear their reactions!

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Read This! Okra Picks and Recommendations from the Regulator in Durham, NC


Okra Picks

The Yonahlossee Riding Camp for GirlsThe Yonahlossee Riding Camp for Girls by Anton Disclafani
Riverhead Books, June 2013 9781594486401

Who or what inspired you to write this book? My lack of success with short stories.  I tried to place a few short stories in literary journals, after graduation from my MFA program, and failed; I decided to focus all my attention and energy on writing a novel.  It felt safer, in a way—there wasn’t the near-constant rejection of the short-story world (at least that’s how I experienced it) and safer also because there wasn’t going to be anyone critiquing my work along the way (I decided early on not to show anyone the manuscript until it was finished).  That’s the boring, practical answer, and the more romantic version of that is less articulable:  I felt compelled to write this book, to chip away it every day until the story revealed itself.

What else about your book might pique the reader’s interest?
Horses.  Sex.  Southern belles. Interview

 I was nine years old when my friend Emily took me to Bar-B-Ranch.  I had no other barn to compare it to, so Bar-B-Ranch felt like a paradise, but now I understand that it was shoddily run, with horses that no one else wanted and a motley assortment of bridles, saddles, and teenagers who taught us.  Anton DiSlafani

Anton DiSclafani’s moody, achingly suspenseful first novel is a coming-of-age story — and much more.  She has constructed the novel so elegantly that the two worlds headed for collision seem to cast new shadows on every page. Columbus Dispatch

So, here I am reading a 400-page novel about girls at a horseback riding school in Blowing Rock. OK, I think, the horseriding details are fascinating, and I remember once I was on WCQS and a girl called in for horse book recommendations. And now I can say I have something. Review

Like Rumer Godden's classic 1958 novel, The Greengage Summer, this is perhaps one of the classier books a young teen would hide under her covers to read with a flashlight. NPR

What makes “Yonahlossee” emotionally engaging in its own right — this summer’s first romantic page turner — is Ms. DiSclafani’s sure-footed sense of narrative and place, and her decision to portray her heroine, Thea Atwell, in all her complexity: fierce, passionate, strong-willed, but also selfish, judgmental and self-destructive. New York Time Review

Aspects of this story do conjure an aura of Southern gothic melodrama, and at points DiSclafani skitters along that line. But as she immerses us in the closed universe of the girls, a sure hand emerges. The tensions, jealousies and triumphs are deftly blended to vividly portray the coming of age of a gathering of girls at a particular time in a particular place. Yonahlossee


Recommended Reading from the Regulator

The Forest UnseenThe Forest Unseen: A Year's Watch in Nature by David George Haskell. (Penguin, paperback). I can't do any better describing this book than James Gorman's quote on the back cover: "Haskell thinks like a biologist, writes like a poet, and gives the natural world the kind of open-minded attention one expects from a Zen monk rather than a hypothesis-driven scientist." This is a completely wonderful book for anyone who loves the outdoors. Once a week, for a year, Haskell visited a square-meter patch of old-growth Tennessee forest, and in The Forest Unseen he tells us what he saw and what was going on there. The web of life-described deeply and beautifully. 9780670023370

 

The Drunken BotanistThe Drunken Botanist: The Plants That Create the World's Great Drinks by Amy Stewart. (Algonquin Books, hardback). Another spirited look at the natural world! Amaze your friends with your exotic knowledge of the plants that are in all of those bottles up behind the bar. From staples like rye and hops to gentian (Angostura bitters) and wormwood (vermouth and absinthe) and on to plants used for booze in other parts of the world, there's a lot to learn here and Amy Stewart is a fun tour guide. Who knew that sorghum is the probably the world's most-imbibed plant? 9781616200466

 

Those Angry DaysThose Angry Days: Roosevelt, Lindberg, and America's Fight Over World War II, 1939-1941 by Lynne Olson (Random House, hardback). Lynne Olson is a marvelous writer of history, who fills her books with people as well as events, giving them a you-are-there (and you really know what is going on) feeling.  This new book focuses on the United State's slow, hesitant, and not especially courageous path to involvement in World War II. A fascinating read, it shows the truth of a quote from Winston Churchill, reprinted in the front of the book: "You can always count on Americans to do the right thing-after they've tried everything else." 9781400069743

 

Always What Are They ThinkingWhat Are They Thinking?! The Straight facts about the Risk-Taking, Social-Networking, Still-Developing Teen Brain by Aaron White and Scott Swartzwelder (Norton, paperback). Boy, do I wish I had this book when my kids were teenagers! There's a good bit of serious stuff here, but there's also some fun to be had learning just why teens act the way they do. Arron White (who will talk about this book at The Regulator on Wednesday, April 24th) has a PhD in biological psychology, and Scott Swartzwelder is a Duke professor of psychiatry, psychology, and neuroscience. 9780393065800

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Southern Indie Bestsellers

For the week ending June 2, 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. Inferno
Dan Brown, Doubleday, $29.95, 9780385537858
2. And the Mountains Echoed
Khaled Hosseini, Riverhead, $28.95, 9781594631764
okra3. Z
Therese Anne Fowler, St. Martin's, $25.99, 9781250028655

4. Gone Girl
Gillian Flynn, Crown, $25, 9780307588364
5. The Son
Philipp Meyer, Ecco Press, $27.99, 9780062120397
okra6. Looking for Me
Beth Hoffman, Pamela Dorman Books, $27.95, 9780670025831

7. A Delicate Truth
John le Carre, Viking, $28.95, 9780670014897
8. The Hit
David Baldacci, Grand Central, $27.99, 9781455521210
okra9. Life After Life
Jill McCorkle, Shannon Ravenel Books, $24.95, 9781565122550

10. Paris
Edward Rutherfurd, Doubleday, $32.5, 9780385535304
11. Best Kept Secret
Jeffrey Archer, St. Martin's, $27.99, 9781250000989
12. The Burgess Boys
Elizabeth Strout, Random House, $26, 9781400067688
13. Life After Life
Kate Atkinson, Reagan Arthur Books, $27.99, 9780316176484
14. Flora
Gail Godwin, Bloomsbury, $26, 9781620401200
15. The Human Division
John Scalzi, Tor, $25.99, 9780765333513

HARDCOVER NONFICTION


1. Let's Explore Diabetes With Owls
David Sedaris, Little Brown, $27, 9780316154697
2. The Guns at Last Light
Rick Atkinson, Holt, $40, 9780805062908
3. Happy, Happy, Happy: My Life and Legacy as the Duck Commander
Phil Robertson, Howard Books, $24.99, 9781476726090
4. Lean In
Sheryl Sandberg, Knopf, $24.95, 9780385349949
5. It's All Good
Gwyneth Paltrow, Grand Central, $32, 9781455522712
6. The Outsider
Jimmy Connors, Harper, $28.99, 9780061242991
7. The Unwinding
George Packer, FSG, $27, 9780374102418
8. Cooked
Michael Pollan, Penguin Press, $27.95, 9781594204210
9. Bunker Hill
Nathaniel Philbrick, Viking, $32.95, 9780670025442
10. I Could Pee on This
Francesco Marciuliano, Chronicle, $12.95, 9781452110585
11. The Girls of Atomic City
Denise Kiernan, Touchstone, $27, 9781451617528
12. Papadaddy's Book for New Fathers
Clyde Edgerton, Daniel Wallace (Illus.), Little Brown, $25, 9780316056922
13. Eleven Rings
Phil Jackson, Hugh Delehanty, Penguin Press, $27.95, 9781594205118
14. The Feud: The Hatfields and McCoys: The True Story
Dean King, Little Brown, $28, 9780316167062
15. Vader's Little Princess
Jeffrey Brown, Chronicle, $14.95, 9781452118697

TRADE PAPERBACK FICTION


1. The Great Gatsby
F.Scott Fitzgerald, Scribner, $15, 9781451689433
2. Beautiful Ruins
Jess Walter, Harper Perennial, $15.99, 9780061928178
3. The Light Between Oceans
M.L. Stedman, Scribner, $16, 9781451681758
4. The Paris Wife
Paula McLain, Ballantine, $15, 9780345521316
5. Where'd You Go, Bernadette
Maria Semple, Back Bay, $14.99, 9780316204262
6. The Art Forger
B.A. Shapiro, Algonquin, $14.95, 9781616203160
7. The Orphan Master's Son
Adam Johnson, Random House, $15, 9780812982626
8. City of Women
David R. Gillham, Berkley, $16, 9780425252963
9. World War Z
Max Brooks, Broadway, $14.95, 9780770437411
10. The Orchardist
Amanda Coplin, Harper Perennial, $15.99, 9780062188519
11. The Language of Flowers
Vanessa Diffenbaugh, Ballantine, $15, 9780345525550
12. Fahrenheit 451
Ray Bradbury, S&S, $13.99, 9781451673319
13. Rules of Civility
Amor Towles, Penguin, $16, 9780143121169
14. The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry
Rachel Joyce, Random House, $15, 9780812983456
15. The Yellow Birds
Kevin Powers, Back Bay, $14.99, 9780316219341

TRADE PAPERBACK NONFICTION


1. Proof of Heaven
Eben Alexander, M.D., S&S, $15.99, 9781451695199
2. Wild
Cheryl Strayed, Vintage, $15.95, 9780307476074
3. Quiet
Susan Cain, Broadway, $16, 9780307352156
4. Midnight in Peking
Paul French, Paul French, Penguin, $16, 9780143123361
5. How to Read Literature Like a Professor
Thomas C. Foster, Harper, $15.99, 9780060009427
6. The Glass Castle
Jeannette Walls, Scribner, $16, 9780743247542
7. ObamaCare Survival Guide
Nick J. Tate, Humanix, $19.95, 9780893348625
8. The Black Count
Tom Reiss, Broadway, $16, 9780307382474
9. Wreck This Journal
Keri Smith, Perigree, $15, 9780399161940
10. America the Beautiful
Ben Carson, Zondervan, $14.99, 9780310330912
11. Citizens of London
Lynne Olson, Random House, $17, 9780812979350
12. Guns, Germs, and Steel
Jared Diamond, Norton, $18.95, 9780393317558
13. Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? (And Other Concerns)
Mindy Kaling, Three Rivers, $14, 9780307886279
14. Bossypants
Tina Fey, Reagan Arthur Books, $15.99, 9780316056878
15. Tiny Beautiful Things
Cheryl Strayed, Vintage, $14.95, 9780307949332

MASS MARKET


1. A Game of Thrones
George R.R. Martin, Bantam, $9.99, 9780553593716
2. A Clash of Kings
George R.R. Martin, Bantam, $9.99, 9780345535429
3. Ender's Game
Orson Scott Card, Tor, $6.99, 9780812550702
4. A Wanted Man
Lee Child, Dell, $9.99, 9780440246312
5. The Catcher in the Rye
J.D. Salinger, Warner, $6.99, 9780316769488
6. A Feast for Crows
George R.R. Martin, Bantam, $9.99, 9780553582024
7. Old Man's War
John Scalzi, Tor, $7.99, 9780765348272
8. 1984
George Orwell, Signet, $9.99, 9780451524935
9. To Kill a Mockingbird
Harper Lee, Warner, $7.99, 9780446310789
10. Lord of the Flies
William Golding, Berkley, $9.99, 9780399501487

CHILDREN'S ILLUSTRATED


1. Oh, the Places You'll Go!
Dr. Seuss, Random House, $17.99, 9780679805274
2. Goodnight Moon
Margaret Wise Brown, Clement Hurd (Illus.), Harper, $8.99, 9780694003617
3. Octopus Alone
Divya Srinivasan, Viking, $16.99, 9780670785155
4. Fancy Nancy: Fanciest Doll in the Universe
Jane O'Connor, Robin Preiss Glasser (Illus.), Harper, $17.99, 9780061703843
5. Miss Maple's Seeds
Eliza Wheeler, Nancy Paulsen Books, $16.99, 9780399257926
6. Good Night, Gorilla
Peggy Rathmann, Putnam, $7.99, 9780399230035
7. Steam Train, Dream Train
Sherri Duskey Rinker, Tom Lichtenheld (Illus.), Chronicle, $16.99, 9781452109206
8. The Dark
Lemony Snicket, Jon Klassen (Illus.), Little Brown, $16.99, 9780316187480
9. Goodnight, Goodnight, Construction Site
Sherri Duskey Rinker, Tom Lichtenheld (Illus.), Chronicle, $16.99, 9780811877824
10. Green Eggs and Ham
Dr. Seuss, Random House, $8.99, 9780394800165

CHILDREN'S INTEREST


1. The Fault in Our Stars
John Green, Dutton, $17.99, 9780525478812
2. The 5th Wave
Rick Yancey, Putnam, $18.99, 9780399162411
3. The Book Thief
Markus Zusak, Knopf, $12.99, 9780375842207
4. Wonder
R.J. Palacio, Knopf, $15.99, 9780375869020
5. Looking for Alaska
John Green, Speak, $9.99, 9780142402511
6. The One and Only Ivan
Katherine Applegate, Patricia Castelao (Illus.), Harper, $16.99, 9780061992254
7. Timmy Failure: Mistakes Were Made
Stephan Pastis, Candlewick, $14.99, 9780763660505
8. Will Grayson, Will Grayson
John Green, David Levithan, Speak, $9.99, 9780142418475
9. The Wimpy Kid Do-It-Yourself Book
Jeff Kinney, Amulet, $12.95, 9780810989955
10. House of Secrets
Chris Columbus, Ned Vizzini, Greg Call (Illus.), Balzer + Bray, $17.99, 9780062192462

CHILDREN'S FICTION SERIES TITLES


1. Theodore Boone: The Activist
John Grisham, Dutton, $16.99, 9780525425779
2. Ivy and Bean (Ivy & Bean, #1)
Annie Barrows, Sophie Blackall, Chronicle, $5.99, 9780811849098
3. Divergent
Veronica Roth, Katherine Tegen Books, $9.99, 9780062024039
4. The Hunger Games
Suzanne Collins, Scholastic, $12.99, 9780545425117
5. Catching Fire (The Hunger Games, #2)
Suzanne Collins, Scholastic, $17.99, 9780439023498
6. The Lightning Thief (Percy Jackson and the Olympians, Book 1)
Rick Riordan, Hyperion, $7.99, 9781423134947
7. Legend
Marie Lu, Speak, $9.99, 9780142422076
8. The Lost Hero (The Heroes of Olympus, Book One)
Rick Riordan, Hyperion, $9.99, 9781423113461
9. The Maze Runner
James Dashner, Delacorte, $9.99, 9780385737951
10. Junie B. Jones and the Stupid Smelly Bus
Barbara Park, Denise Brunkas (Illus.), Random House, $4.99, 9780679826422
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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!

Looking for Me
Life After Life
Best Kept Secret
Flora
The Human Division
Happy, Happy, Happy: My Life and Legacy as the Duck Commander
The Girls of Atomic City
Papadaddy's Book for New Fathers
The Feud: The Hatfields and McCoys: The True Story
City of Women
Fahrenheit 451
Rules of Civility
How to Read Literature Like a Professor
The Glass Castle
ObamaCare Survival Guide
America the Beautiful
Citizens of London
Guns, Germs, and Steel
Old Man's War
Lord of the Flies
Octopus Alone
Miss Maple's Seeds
Green Eggs and Ham
Will Grayson, Will Grayson
House of Secrets


Author Readings


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

okraAuthor Event Luncheon - Karen White  (author appearance)
Karen White
06/12/2013, 12:00 pm
The Country Bookshop
Southern Pines, NC

Rick Atkinson-The Guns at Last Light talk & signing  (author appearance)
Rick Atkinson
06/12/2013, 07:15 pm
Eagle Eye Book Shop
Atlanta, GA

Book Your Lunch with Dorothea Benton Frank  (author appearance)
Dorothea Benton Frank
06/12/2013, 12:00 pm
Fiction Addiction
Greenville, SC

Fierce Reads Tour with Anna Banks, Leigh Bardugo, Jessica Brody, Emmy Laybourne, and Gennifer Albin  (author appearance)
Anna Banks
06/12/2013, 07:00 pm
Books & Books Inc
Coral Gables, FL

Laurence Leamer -- The Price of Justice   (author appearance)
Laurence Leamer
06/12/2013, 08:00 pm
Books & Books Inc
Coral Gables, FL

Country Jam  (other event)
06/12/2013, 06:00 pm
Barnhill's
Winston-Salem, NC

WILL SCHWALBE presents his book THE END OF YOUR LIFE BOOK CLUB  (author appearance)
Will Schwalbe
06/12/2013, 07:00 pm
Malaprop's Bookstore/Cafe
Asheville, NC

Dorothea Benton Frank  (author appearance)
Dorothea Benton Frank
06/12/2013, 09:00 pm
Hub City Bookshop
Spartanburg, SC

Lionel Shriver- Big Brother  (author appearance)
Lionel Shriver
06/12/2013, 07:30 pm
Quail Ridge Books & Music
Raleigh, NC

Omar Manejwala, M.D. discusses Craving: Why We Can't Seem to Get Enough  (author appearance)
Omar Manejwala
06/12/2013, 07:00 pm
Flyleaf Books
Chapel Hill, NC

okraANTON DISCLAFANI discusses and signs THE YONAHLOSSEE RIDING CAMP FOR GIRLS  (author appearance)
Anton DiSclafani
06/12/2013, 06:00 pm
Inkwood Books
Tampa, FL

John Hunter signs World Peace and Other 4th-Grade Achievements  (author appearance)
John Hunter
06/12/2013, 04:00 pm
Booksellers at Laurelwood
Memphis, TN

Mary Kay Andrews signs Ladies' Night  (author appearance)
Mary Kay Andrews
06/12/2013, 06:00 pm
Booksellers at Laurelwood
Memphis, TN

Annotations: Authors @ Cheekwood  (author appearance)
Michele Nutwell
06/12/2013, 06:30 pm
Parnassus Books
Nashville, TN

Author event with Dean King - Author of The Feud: The Hatfields and McCoys  (author appearance)
Dean King
06/12/2013, 06:30 pm
Parnassus Books
Nashville, TN

Game Drive by Marie Moore  (author appearance)
Marie Moore
06/13/2013, 05:00 pm
Lemuria Books
JACKSON, MS

Dean King signs THE FEUD  (author appearance)
Dean King
06/13/2013, 05:00 pm
Square Books
Oxford, MS

Dan Kennedy has a Novel American Spirit  (author appearance)
Dan Kennedy
06/13/2013, 06:30 pm
Avid Bookshop
Athens, GA

Safety Third's March to the Sea: Slow Burn Reading Tour  (author appearance)
John Carroll
06/13/2013, 08:30 pm
Avid Bookshop
Athens, GA

Author Event - Charlie Lovett's The Bookman's Tale  (author appearance)
Charlie Lovett
06/13/2013, 04:30 pm
The Country Bookshop
Southern Pines, NC

David Leddick -- The Beauty of Men Never Dies   (author appearance)
David Leddick
06/13/2013, 12:00 pm
Books & Books Inc
Coral Gables, FL

Madeleine de Cubas -- Los zapatos de Isidro  (author appearance)
Madeleine de Cubas
06/13/2013, 06:30 pm
Books & Books Inc
Coral Gables, FL

okraAnton DiSclanfani -- The Yonahlossee Riding Camp for Girls  (author appearance)
Anton DiSclafani
06/13/2013, 08:00 pm
Books & Books Inc
Coral Gables, FL

Book Club  (book club)
06/13/2013, 07:00 pm
Barnhill's
Winston-Salem, NC

ELLIOTT HOLT presents her novel YOU ARE ONE OF THEM  (author appearance)
Elliot Holt
06/13/2013, 07:00 pm
Malaprop's Bookstore/Cafe
Asheville, NC

Gin Phillips - The Hidden Summer  (author appearance)
Gin Phillips
06/13/2013, 04:00 pm
Alabama Booksmith
Birmingham, AL

okraThe Time Between with Karen White  (author appearance)
Karen White
06/13/2013, 03:00 pm
The Edisto Bookstore
Edisto Island, SC

Moon Over Edisto with Beth Webb Hart  (author appearance)
Beth Webb Hart
06/13/2013, 03:00 pm
The Edisto Bookstore
Edisto Island, SC

Will Schwalbe  (author appearance)
Will Schwalbe
06/13/2013, 07:30 pm
Quail Ridge Books & Music
Raleigh, NC

Pre-School Story Time  (other event)
Michele Nutwell
06/13/2013, 10:30 am
Flyleaf Books
Chapel Hill, NC

Lionel Shriver discusses & signs Big Brother  (author appearance)
Lionel Shriver
06/13/2013, 12:00 pm
Flyleaf Books
Chapel Hill, NC

Flyleaf Second Thursday Poetry Reading & Open Mic  (other event)
Michele Nutwell
06/13/2013, 07:00 pm
Flyleaf Books
Chapel Hill, NC

Literacy Mid-South presents Literatini  (other event)
Michele Nutwell
06/13/2013, 06:00 pm
Booksellers at Laurelwood
Memphis, TN

After School Story Time  (other event)
Michele Nutwell
06/13/2013, 03:30 pm
Parnassus Books
Nashville, TN

Author event with Mary Kay Andrews - Author of Spring Fever  (author appearance)
Mary Kay Andrews
06/13/2013, 06:30 pm
Parnassus Books
Nashville, TN

Jon Pineda- Apology: A Novel   (author appearance)
Jon Pineda
06/13/2013, 07:00 pm
Prince Books
Norfolk, VA

Minrose Gwin and Frank X Walker sign REMEMBERING MEDGAR EVERS  (author appearance)
Minrose Gwin
06/14/2013, 05:00 pm
Square Books
Oxford, MS

okraKaren White- Author of The Time Between  (author appearance)
Karen White
06/14/2013, 11:00 am
Litchfield Books
Pawleys Island, SC

Two Day Right Brain Business Plan Workshop with Stacey Beth Schulman  (other event)
Georgia Court
06/14/2013, 07:00 pm
Charis Books & More
Atlanta, GA

Bestselling Author B.A. Shapiro Presents The Art Forger at 1708 Gallery  (author appearance)
B. A. Shapiro
06/14/2013, 06:30 pm
Fountain Bookstore
Richmond, VA

Kite Runner author KHALED HOSSEINI presents new novel AND THE MOUNTAINS ECHOED *ticket required  (author appearance)
Khaled Hosseini
06/14/2013, 07:00 pm
Malaprop's Bookstore/Cafe
Asheville, NC

Author C.C. Humphreys Books & Brews Tour  (author appearance)
C.C. Humphreys
06/14/2013, 06:00 pm
Avid Bookshop
Athens, GA

Author Event - S. J. Tagliareni's Hitler's Priest  (author appearance)
S. J. Tagliareni
06/14/2013, 10:00 am
The Country Bookshop
Southern Pines, NC

Merrie Haskell  (author appearance)
Merrie Haskell- Handbook for Dragon Slayers
06/14/2013, 07:00 pm
Regulator Bookshop
durham, NC

4 Fantasy/Science Fiction Authors  (author appearance)
Anna Banks
06/14/2013, 07:00 pm
Quail Ridge Books & Music
Raleigh, NC

Book Signing: Father Me, by Laurel Taitt, PH.D.  (author appearance)
Laurel Taitt
06/15/2013, 01:00 pm
Bible Emporium
North Miami, FL

David Mezzapelle & Becky Woodbridge Booksigning  (author appearance)
Becky Woodbridge
06/15/2013, 01:00 pm
Murder on the Beach Mystery Bookstore
Delray Beach, FL

THE CURIOUS VISION OF SAMMY LEVITT by Cliff Graubart  (author appearance)
Cliff Graubart
06/15/2013, 01:00 pm
FoxTale Book Shoppe
Woodstock, GA

Book Signing - Tom Angleberger and CeCe Bell  (author appearance)
Tom Angleberger
06/15/2013, 11:00 am
Sundial Books
Chincoteague, VA

TEEN BOOK CLUB!  (other event)
06/15/2013, 02:00 pm
Inkwood Books
Tampa, FL

Pre-School Story Time  (other event)
06/15/2013, 10:30 am
Flyleaf Books
Chapel Hill, NC

Marcialto Cam  (author appearance)
Marcialto Cam
06/15/2013, 02:00 pm
Barnhill's
Winston-Salem, NC

BEAR AND BEE with SERGIO RUZZIER  (author appearance)
Sergio Ruzzier
06/15/2013, 03:00 pm
Malaprop's Bookstore/Cafe
Asheville, NC

New Town Revue: CJ Bartunek, Fabrice Julien, Lilly Brown & Amanda Kapousouz  (other event)
06/15/2013, 06:30 pm
Avid Bookshop
Athens, GA

Bill Skywalker Walker Visits City Lights Bookstore  (author appearance)
Bill Walker
06/15/2013, 06:30 pm
City Lights Bookstore
Sylva, NC

Storytime with Sandy Fitts  (other event)
06/15/2013, 10:30 am
Books on Broadway
Siloam Springs, AR

Khaled Hosseini- And the Mountains Echoed  (author appearance)
Khaled Hosseini
06/15/2013, 07:00 pm
Quail Ridge Books & Music
Raleigh, NC

Russell Blount  (author appearance)
Russell Blount
06/15/2013, 01:00 pm
Page & Palette
Fairhope, AL

Junie B. Jones Stupid Smelly Bus Tour  (author appearance)
Barbara Park
06/15/2013, 02:00 pm
Page & Palette
Fairhope, AL

Bill “Skywalker” Walker Visits City Lights Bookstore  (author appearance)
Bill Walker
06/15/2013, 06:30 pm
City Lights Bookstore
Sylva, NC

Lee Craig - Josephus Daniels  (author appearance)
Lee Craig
06/15/2013, 02:00 pm
Park Road Books
Charlotte, NC

Sheri Joseph signs Where You Can Find Me  (author appearance)
Sheri Joseph
06/15/2013, 02:00 pm
Booksellers at Laurelwood
Memphis, TN

Bistro Music Series: Side Street Steppers  (other event)
Michele Nutwell
06/15/2013, 06:00 pm
Booksellers at Laurelwood
Memphis, TN

Saturday Story Time  (other event)
Michele Nutwell
06/15/2013, 10:30 am
Parnassus Books
Nashville, TN

Author event with David Berg - Author of Run, Brother, Run  (author appearance)
David Berg
06/15/2013, 02:00 pm
Parnassus Books
Nashville, TN

okraSusan Tekulve - In the Garden of Stone  (author appearance)
Susan Tekulve
06/16/2013, 02:00 pm
Park Road Books
Charlotte, NC

McIntyre's Books Author Events Peter Makuck – Allegiance and Betrayal: Stories  (author appearance)
Peter Makuck
06/16/2013, 02:00 pm
McIntyre's Fine Books
Pittsboro, NC

Mary Kay Andrews  (author appearance)
Mary Kay Andrews
06/17/2013, 12:00 pm
Quail Ridge Books & Music
Raleigh, NC

Parnassus Book Club with Laura Moriarty - The Chaperone  (book club)
06/17/2013, 06:30 pm
Parnassus Books
Nashville, TN

Author event: Scott Phillips - Rake  (author appearance)
Scott Phillips
06/18/2013, 06:00 pm
Nightbird Books
Fayetteville, AR

Author Event Luncheon - Dorthea Benton Frank  (author appearance)
Dorothea Benton Frank
06/18/2013, 12:00 pm
The Country Bookshop
Southern Pines, NC

Dinner Event - Jim Dodson and Don J. Snyder  (author appearance)
Jim Dodson
06/18/2013, 06:00 pm
The Country Bookshop
Southern Pines, NC

Rebecca Lee discusses Bobcat and Other Stories  (author appearance)
Rebecca Lee
06/18/2013, 07:00 pm
Flyleaf Books
Chapel Hill, NC

Alter Yourself Workshop with Marne Harris  (other event)
06/18/2013, 06:00 pm
City Lights Bookstore
Sylva, NC

Dorothea Benton Frank  (author appearance)
Dorothea Benton Frank
06/18/2013, 07:30 pm
Quail Ridge Books & Music
Raleigh, NC

Phaye Poliakoff-Chen  (author appearance)
Phaye Poliakoff-Chen
06/18/2013, 07:00 pm
Hub City Bookshop
Spartanburg, SC

Author event with Craig Johnson - Author of The Walt Longmire Mysteries  (author appearance)
Craig Johnson
06/18/2013, 06:30 pm
Parnassus Books
Nashville, TN

Author Event - Bite-Sized Fiction with Rebecca Lee  (author appearance)
Rebecca Lee
06/19/2013, 05:30 pm
The Country Bookshop
Southern Pines, NC

Dean King  (author appearance)
Dean King
06/19/2013, 07:30 pm
Quail Ridge Books & Music
Raleigh, NC

okraBook Your Lunch With Beth Hoffman  (author appearance)
Beth Hoffman
06/19/2013, 12:00 pm
Fiction Addiction
Greenville, SC

Parnassus Book Club - The Chaperone  (book club)
06/19/2013, 06:30 pm
Parnassus Books
Nashville, TN

Laura Moriarty: The Chaperone  (author appearance)
Laura Moriarty
06/19/2013, 06:00 pm
Garden District Book Shop
New Orleans, LA

Charlie Lovett  (author appearance)
Charlie Lovett
06/20/2013, 07:00 pm
Regulator Bookshop
durham, NC

Coffee with the Poet Featuring Brenda Kay Ledford  (author appearance)
Brenda Kay Ledford
06/20/2013, 10:30 am
City Lights Bookstore
Sylva, NC

Craig Johnson  (author appearance)
Craig Johnson
06/20/2013, 07:30 pm
Quail Ridge Books & Music
Raleigh, NC

Author event with Michael Streissguth - Author of Outlaw  (author appearance)
Michael Streissguth
06/20/2013, 06:30 am
Parnassus Books
Nashville, TN

Parnassus Book Club - The Chaperone  (book club)
06/20/2013, 10:00 am
Parnassus Books
Nashville, TN

After School Story Time  (other event)
06/20/2013, 03:30 pm
Parnassus Books
Nashville, TN

David Berg: Run, Brother, Run  (author appearance)
David Berg
06/20/2013, 05:30 pm
Garden District Book Shop
New Orleans, LA

Tom Higgins- Racing Into the Past  (author appearance)
Tom Higgins
06/21/2013, 05:00 pm
Literary BookPost
Salisbury, NC

Tom Higgins- Racing Into the Past  (author appearance)
Tom Higgins
06/21/2013, 05:00 pm
Literary BookPost
Salisbury, NC

Linda Watson   (author appearance)
Linda Watson
06/21/2013, 07:30 pm
Quail Ridge Books & Music
Raleigh, NC

okraBeth Hoffman Author of Looking For Me  (author appearance)
Beth Hoffman
06/21/2013, 11:00 am
Litchfield Books
Pawleys Island, SC

Donald Koger signs The Corrupter  (author appearance)
Donald Eugene Koger
06/22/2013, 02:00 pm
Fountainhead Bookstore

Libby Bagby - One Lucky Dog  (author appearance)
Libby Bagby
06/22/2013, 11:00 am
Park Road Books
Charlotte, NC

T Delene Beeland - The Secret World of Red Wolves: The Fight to Save North America's Other Wolf  (author appearance)
T Delene Beeland
06/22/2013, 02:00 pm
Park Road Books
Charlotte, NC

Storytime with Norma Young  (other event)
06/22/2013, 10:30 pm
Books on Broad
Camden, SC

Saturday Story Time  (book club)
06/22/2013, 10:30 pm
Parnassus Books
Nashville, TN

Author event with Adam Schrager - Author of The Sixteenth Rail  (author appearance)
Adam Schrager
06/22/2013, 02:00 pm
Parnassus Books
Nashville, TN

Summer of Stories: Don't Let the Pigeon Throw a Party!  (other event)
06/22/2013, 02:00 pm
Cavalier House Books
Denham Springs, LA

Stephen Shoemaker and Janet Pittard  (author appearance)
Stephen Shoemaker
06/23/2013, 03:00 pm
Quail Ridge Books & Music
Raleigh, NC

Kate Salley Palmer- First South Carolinians  (author appearance)
Kate Salley Palmer
06/24/2013, 02:00 pm
Hub City Bookshop
Spartanburg, SC

Author event with Glennon Melton - Founder of Momastery  (author appearance)
Glennon Melton
06/24/2013, 06:30 pm
Parnassus Books
Nashville, TN

Author Event - Dale Neal, The Half Life of Home  (author appearance)
Dale Neal
06/25/2013, 04:30 pm
The Country Bookshop
Southern Pines, NC

Lee Mims discusses Hiding Gladys  (author appearance)
Lee Mims
06/25/2013, 07:00 pm
Flyleaf Books
Chapel Hill, NC

George Packer  (author appearance)
06/25/2013, 07:30 pm
Quail Ridge Books & Music
Raleigh, NC

Author event with Philipp Meyer - Author of American Rust  (author appearance)
Philipp Meyer
06/25/2013, 06:30 pm
Parnassus Books
Nashville, TN

Jacob Berger & Daniel Coston - There Was A Time: Rock & Roll in the 1960s in Charlotte, and North Carolina  (author appearance)
Jacob Berger & Daniel Coston
06/26/2013, 07:00 pm
Park Road Books
Charlotte, NC

Peter Rand  (author appearance)
Peter Rand
06/26/2013, 07:00 pm
Regulator Bookshop
durham, NC

Sarah Dessen  (author appearance)
Sarah Dessen
06/26/2013, 07:00 pm
Quail Ridge Books & Music
Raleigh, NC

Author event with Jim Harwell - Author of Confessions of a Practical Joker  (author appearance)
Jim Harwell
06/26/2013, 06:30 pm
Parnassus Books
Nashville, TN

John Hunter - World Peace and Other 4th-Grade Achievements  (author appearance)
John Hunter
06/27/2013, 07:00 pm
Park Road Books
Charlotte, NC

Howard Jacobson  (author appearance)
Howard Jacobson
06/27/2013, 07:00 pm
Regulator Bookshop
durham, NC

Summer Reading Challenge Event 1  (other event)
06/27/2013, 07:00 pm
Literary BookPost
Salisbury, NC

Pre-School Story Time  (other event)
06/27/2013, 10:30 am
Flyleaf Books
Chapel Hill, NC

Summer Reading Challenge Event 1  (other event)
06/27/2013, 07:00 pm
Literary BookPost
Salisbury, NC

Peter Rand  (author appearance)
Peter Rand
06/27/2013, 07:30 pm
Quail Ridge Books & Music
Raleigh, NC

Book Your Lunch With Mary Alice Monroe  (author appearance)
Mary Alice Monroe
06/27/2013, 12:00 pm
Fiction Addiction
Greenville, SC

Dual Reading: Jamil Nasir & Alex Wilson  (author appearance)
Jamil Nasir
06/28/2013, 07:00 pm
Flyleaf Books
Chapel Hill, NC

Al Yankovic  (author appearance)
Al Yankovic
06/28/2013, 07:00 pm
Quail Ridge Books & Music
Raleigh, NC

Bill Baldwin, Lee Brockington, Aida Rogers; Author/Editors-State of the Heart: SC Writer and the Places They Love  (author appearance)
Lee Brockington
06/28/2013, 11:00 pm
Litchfield Books
Pawleys Island, SC

Where's Waldo in Norfolk!  (other event)
06/28/2013, 09:00 am
Prince Books
Norfolk, VA

Author event with Theron Humphrey - Author of Maddie on Things  (author appearance)
Theron Humphrey
06/29/2013, 02:00 pm
Parnassus Books
Nashville, TN

Launch of new Sam Blackman Mystery  (author appearance)
Mark de Castrique
07/02/2013, 05:30 pm
The Fountainhead Bookstore
Hendersonville, NC

Mary Alice Monroe, Author, The Summer Girls  (author appearance)
Mary Alice Monroe
07/02/2013, 11:00 am
Litchfield Books
Pawleys Island, SC

Love Your Indie Author/Bookstore Celebration!  (author appearance)
07/06/2013, 10:00 am
Fiction Addiction
Greenville, SC

Talk by Mary Alice Monroe  (author appearance)
Mary Alice Monroe
07/07/2013, 05:00 pm
The Fountainhead Bookstore
Hendersonville, NC

Mary Alice Monroe Luncheon and Q & A  (author appearance)
Mary Alice Monroe
07/09/2013, 11:30 pm
Literary BookPost
Salisbury, NC

Mary Alice Monroe  (author appearance)
Mary Alice Monroe
07/11/2013, 06:00 pm
Quarter Moon Bookstore
Topsail Beach, NC

Ray McAllister  (author appearance)
Ray McAllister
07/17/2013, 02:00 pm
Quarter Moon Bookstore
Topsail Beach, NC

Ann Ipock  (author appearance)
Ann Ipock
07/18/2013, 04:00 pm
Quarter Moon Bookstore
Topsail Beach, NC

Brad Herzog Author Event  (author appearance)
Brad Herzog
07/19/2013, 03:00 pm
Spellbound Children's Bookshop
Asheville, NC

okraTalk by Susan Crandall  (author appearance)
Susan Crandall
07/23/2013, 05:30 pm
The Fountainhead Bookstore
Hendersonville, NC


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