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{On family mythologies and books with no pictures.}

In which Mr. Pat Conroy reflects on the nature of family stories, Mr. Sean Brock likes to have his hands in his food, Mr. Ron Rash likes to be glared at by Flannery O'Connor, and the number one title on the children's illustrated bestseller list is a book with no pictures.

December 7, 2014

Dearest Readers,

Her ladyship, the editor, was amused to see this morning that the book at the top of the Children's Illustrated Bestseller List this week was B.J. Novak's The Book with No Pictures.

How does that happen? Here is how:

The Book With No Pictures

No doubt you are all rising from your seats, patting your pockets for your car keys, and preparing to search out the book so you may give it to everyone you know who likes to make funny sounds (and is it really a surprise that you know so many?)  Just be sure that when you go to pick up six copies for your six closest friends, you go to your local independent bookstore first.

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.

Death of SantiniFor a long time, I thought  I was born into a mythology instead of a family. My father thundered  out of the sky in black-winged fighter planes, every inch of him a god of war. My mother’s role was goddess of light and harmony—an Arcadian figure spinning through the grasses and wildflowers on long, hot summer days. Peg Peek and Don Conroy brought the mean South and hurt Ireland to each other’s bloodstreams.

Peg came from snake-handling fundamentalists in the mountains of Alabama, while Don  brought  the sensibility of rosary-mad  Chicago into a family that would be raised on military bases through the South. But the myths of our lives had no stories to support them. I’ve no memory of my father sharing one story about his growing up in Chicago, while my mother would simply make up stories of her own privileged upbringing in Atlanta. There, she was the belle of the ball during the seasons of society when the Pinks and Gels crowded into the ballrooms of country clubs before World War II. This was fantasy and an untruth. My mother was dabbling in fiction long before I tried my hand at that slippery game. Mom was always writing a plot where she was a daughter of wealth and privilege. Her actual South was utterly unbeautiful, but we never knew it, because my mama wrote her own mythology, making it up as she went along. My childhood  was storyless except I was being raised by an Irish god of fire and a Georgian goddess of the moon. Their marriage was composed of terror and great violence, storm-tossed and seasoned with all the terrible salts of pain.

--Pat Conroy, The Death of Santini

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Lady Banks' Gift Guide

Lady Banks' Gift Guide: Fiction in all its yummy flavors!

Fantasy Books

A Sudden LightA Sudden Light

If you have anyone on your shopping list that is a fan of paranormal books then you should definitely check out this novel! It has all of the best parts of fiction; family secrets, lies, deception, ghosts and a whole lot of twists and turns along the way. Although it features a 14 year old boy named Trevor, this book is probably better suited for the older reader (later-teens and all adults). When Trevor’s Mom and Dad are on the verge of divorce, he is desperate to keep them together and sets out in search of how they fell in love. He finds out so much more than he could have possibly imagined about his family’s past. Talk about having ghosts in the closet- this one is a real page turner!

Inspirational Fiction

Somewhere Safe with Somebody GoodSomewhere Safe with Somebody Good

Here we have the 10th book in bestselling author Jan Karon’s beloved Mitford Years Series. Although a great choice for any fan of the series, it’s a bit tricky as a Christmas gift unless you have someone on your list that you know has this on their wish list. Or, if you happen to be buying for a fan of Christian Lit that hasn’t begun this series, you would be introducing them to endless hours of sweetness. The charming green hilled, fresh-air village of Mitford has been captivating readers for over 20 years!


The First Phone Call from HeavenThe First Phone Call from Heaven

From the bestselling author of Tuesdays with Morrie comes another fantastically uplifting story that will make the perfect gift for any fan of Inspirational and Historical fiction. Set in a small Michigan town that gets national media attention after residents start receiving phone calls from “the beyond”, this is a story that truly has a bit of it all; family, fantasy, relationships, inspiration, history and a few laughs and tears along the way! There is a lot of fun background surrounding Alexander Graham Bell, a part of the story that will definitely win the hearts of any historical fiction lover; but the connectedness of all the character’s lives and the endless inspiring dialogue will win the hearts of almost any fiction fan out there! Definitely check this one out while you’re Christmas Shopping!

Historical Fiction


If you are shopping for a fan of love stories set in dreamy historic places, Charleston might be just the right one. The story follows the life of Charleston native Eliza Poinsett, an art historian living in London, who finds her present life colliding with her past in a series of unlikely events. This sweet story is not just about a romance between a girl and her hometown sweetheart; it’s also about a girl and her love of the extraordinary city of Charleston.


The Story of Land and SeaThe Story of Land and Sea

Katy Simpson Smiths’ debut novel transports us back to 18th century North Carolina where she wraps you into a literary world that feels immediate and real. This bestselling historical fiction would be appealing to any southern lover of stories of hope and despair. Great for book club discussions or to read beside the winter fireplace, Smith’s first novel is slow but good!




Ruth's Journey
Ruth's Journey

Shopping for any Gone with the Wind fans? Ruth’s Journey would be the perfect gift for them! Authorized by Margaret Mitchell Estate, this is the first prequel ever to be released set in the world of one of the most loved books of all time. Here we follow the story of Mammy, the beloved supporting character of Scarlet O'Hara. This book shows the other side of life on the plantation, taking the reader into the world of the house slaves, showing us how dependent they were on their master and their choices. Those who love the infamous story Gone with the Wind will surely appreciate this expansion of the story-world, starring one of it’s most beloved side characters!

The Paying GuestsThe Paying Guests

Sarah Waters’ flourishes in her first ever novel set in post-WWI, creating the perfect stage for her favorite theme of gender and class. WWI created an unprecedented situation for England in which the men were off at war and the women were left to pick up the slack, granting them work opportunities which they had never dreamed of before. Water’s, the three time Booker Award finalist, has written a book that encompasses romance, suspense and morally complicated characters making this book a great gift for so many different people on your Christmas list!


Edge of EternityEdge of Eternity

Ken Follett rocks the third and final book of his Century Trilogy ! This vastly sweeping epic story follows the lives of five culturally different families as they make their way through the 20th century. In typical Follett fashion, the historical essence of this story is brilliantly researched, immersing readers in a richly realistic world. If you’re shopping for someone who might enjoy this story, check out buying them all three; it could just be the perfect gift set!


And Then Comes ChristmasFlesh and Blood

Patricia Cornwell brings us the 22nd book in her Kay Scarpetta Series, which she first released almost 25 years ago! An incredible testament to her talent, Cornwell has managed to keep this massive series fresh, which follows medical examiner, Dr. Kay Scarpetta. These riveting mysteries are sure to be a hit for fans of murder-mystery- just make sure they’re read the first books before buying them this one!

Gray MountainGray Mountain

Author mega-star, who John Gresham became infamous for his hit legal thrillers (which often get made into movies), has brought us a new protagonist… and it’s a girl!   This suspenseful, “issues-driven” novel will make a fantastic Christmas gift for any fan of Grisham’s work! When the 2008 recession hit, jobless Wall Street lawyer Samantha Kofer takes the only ‘job’ she can find, sending her on a high speed dangerous adventure in the place she least expected; a small mining town in the hills of Appalachia.


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Book & Author Gossip

If you need a recommendation, look local

If you're stumped on an idea for a Christmas gift, the answer might still lie at your corner bookstore. Contrary to rumor, Americans are still reading. A survey this fall by the Pew Research Center found that 88 percent of Americans younger than 30 read at least one book a year (compared with 79 percent of those 30 and older). But which book and what kind? Wilmington area book sellers and librarians have lots of suggestions for you.

Ron Rash's 6 favorite Southern fiction books

Wise BloodI have a photo of Flannery O'Connor hanging on the wall in the room where I write, and she glares down at me, keeping me humble. I love her short stories best, but her first novel, about a nihilist who wants to start his own religion, marked her early as a singular talent — a writer in her early 20s who had already found her voice and her vision.




Voyage Complete

Wayfaring Strangers
Seven weeks after publication, all 10,000 copies of “Wayfaring Strangers: The Musical Voyage from Scotland and Ulster to Appalachia” (UNC Press, $39.95) by Fiona Ritchie and Doug Orr have sold, prompting publisher UNC Press to rush a new printing to press before the Christmas holiday. On Sunday, “Wayfaring Strangers” was listed as a bestseller in the travel section of the New York Times Book Review.





Good storytelling

Jerry Lee LewisWho could resist a call to write the story of rock ’n’ roll legend Jerry Lee Lewis and have a series of conversations with him at his home? Not Rick Bragg.  And Bragg, author of the memoir “All Over but the Shoutin’” plus two winning hard-knocks sequels, is the perfect match. His has been the redeeming and at times unholy voice of the down but never defeated.



Brock grew up in southern Virginia, where eating out at restaurants was rarely an option. "We grew everything; we fished, we hunted -- we saw where food came from, and that was huge for me," Brock says. "That's when I really fell in love with food, because I had my hands in it all day."Heritage

from farm to table

I’ve been keeping a notebook since I was 18. There’s a hushpuppy recipe in there from when I was eighteen. I am 36 now, so that’s literally almost 20 years of notebooks. I went through them, and if something felt right, I would work it into the book. Those notebooks are an important part of my life.

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Lady Banks {Book} Trailer Park

The Book With No Pictures

The Book With No Pictures In what is becoming a tradition for the organization, the Southern Independent Booksellers Alliance (SIBA) has released a video book trailer of B.J. Novak’s best-selling children’s book, The Book With No Pictures. The video features authors who appeared at SIBA’s Discovery Show in September in Norfolk, each of whom reads a page from what has been described as a "wildly funny” and "irresistibly silly” book about the joys of made-up words, wacky sounds, and reading out loud to kids (both the real kind and the inner-child kind).

Clearly, some of the participating authors had no trouble tapping into their own inner child in order to read out "I am a robot monkey” (M.O. Walsh, My Sunshine Away) or "My head made of blueberry pizza” (J.E. Thompson, The Girl from Felony Bay), or even to break into a musical rendition of "Glug, glug, glug” --for which author Rachel Vail (Unfriended) deserves the SIBA version of a Grammy.

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Read This! Okra Picks & Recommended Reading from Southern Booksellers

Okra Picks

From the Okra Picks

Wink of an Eye
by Lynn Chandler Willis

In the Heart of the Dark WoodOn the run from a double-cross, Las Vegas private investigator Gypsy Moran shows up unexpectedly at his sister Rhonda's house in Wink, Texas. She introduces Gypsy to one of her former students, 12-year-old Tatum McCallen, who is in need of Gypsy's services. Tatum wants to hire Gypsy to investigate his father Ryce's alleged suicide. His dad was a deputy with the Sheriff's department and was found hanged in their backyard. Tatum believes his father was murdered after he went inquiring after the disappearance of  several teenage girls, all undocumented immigrants. Against his better judgment, Gypsy agrees to snoop around to see what he can find. Between dealing with his now married high school sweetheart, a sexy reporter, and hostile police officers, Gypsy has his work cut out for him.

Lynn Chandler Willis' Wink of an Eye is a strong addition to a long list of The Private Eye Writers of America (PWA) Competition winners that includes Steve Hamilton and Michael Koryta.

Buy from an indie

More Okra Picks!

Southern Indie Bestsellers

For the week ending November 30, 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. All the Light We Cannot See
Anthony Doerr, Scribner, $27, 9781476746586
3. The Escape
David Baldacci, Grand Central, $28, 9781455521197
4. Let Me Be Frank With You
Richard Ford, Ecco, $27.99, 9780061692062
okra5. Somewhere Safe With Somebody Good
Jan Karon, Putnam Adult, $27.95, 9780399167447

6. Revival
Stephen King, Scribner, $30, 9781476770383
7. Hope to Die
James Patterson, Little Brown, $29, 9780316210966
8. The Burning Room
Michael Connelly, Little Brown, $28, 9780316225939
9. The Children Act
Ian McEwan, Nan A. Talese, $25, 9780385539708
10. Lila
Marilynne Robinson, FSG, $26, 9780374187613
11. Something Rich and Strange
Ron Rash, Ecco, $27.99, 9780062349347
12. Blue Horses
Mary Oliver, Penguin Press, $24.95, 9781594204791
13. Edge of Eternity
Ken Follett, Dutton, $36, 9780525953098
14. Flesh and Blood
Patricia Cornwell, Morrow, $28.99, 9780062325341
15. Prince Lestat
Anne Rice, Knopf, $28.95, 9780307962522


1. Yes Please
Amy Poehler, Dey Street, $28.99, 9780062268341
2. 41: A Portrait of My Father
George W. Bush, Crown, $28, 9780553447781
3. Small Victories
Anne Lamott, Riverhead, $22.95, 9781594486296
4. Killing Patton
Bill O'Reilly, Martin Dugard, Holt, $30, 9780805096682
5. Being Mortal
Atul Gawande, Metropolitan, $26, 9780805095159
6. Good Dog: True Stories of Love, Loss, and Loyalty
David Dibenedetto, Harperwave, $25.99, 9780062242358
7. Make It Ahead
Ina Garten, Clarkson Potter, $35, 9780307464880
okra 8. Jerry Lee Lewis: His Own Story
Rick Bragg, Jerry Lee Lewis, Harper, $27.99, 9780062078223

9. Everything I Need to Know About Christmas I Learned From a Little Golden Book
Diane Muldrow, Golden Books, $9.99, 9780553497359
10. Money Master the Game: 7 Simple Steps to Financial Freedom
Tony Robbins, S&S, $28, 9781476757803
11. Everything I Need to Know I Learned From a Little Golden Book
Diane Muldrow, Golden Books, $9.99, 9780307977618
12. Ocean
Carol Kaufmann, Workman, $25.95, 9780761180517
13. The Innovators
Walter Isaacson, S&S, $35, 9781476708690
14. The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up
Marie Kondo, Ten Speed Press, $16.99, 9781607747307
15. Not That Kind of Girl
Lena Dunham, Random House, $28, 9780812994995


1. Gone Girl
Gillian Flynn, Broadway, $15, 9780553418361
2. The Storied Life of A. J. Fikry
Gabrielle Zevin, Algonquin, $14.95, 9781616204518
3. Orphan Train
Christina Baker Kline, Morrow, $14.99, 9780061950728
4. Still Life With Bread Crumbs
Anna Quindlen, Random House, $16, 9780812976892
5. The Rosie Project
Graeme Simsion, S&S, $15.99, 9781476729091
6. The Museum of Extraordinary Things
Alice Hoffman, Scribner, $16, 9781451693577
7. Me Before You
Jojo Moyes, Penguin, $16, 9780143124542
8. Americanah
Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, Anchor, $15.95, 9780307455925
9. The Luminaries
Eleanor Catton, Back Bay, $18, 9780316074292
10. The Martian
Andy Weir, Broadway, $15, 9780553418026
11. The Ship of Brides
Jojo Moyes, Penguin, $16, 9780143126478
12. The Ocean at the End of the Lane
Neil Gaiman, Morrow, $14.99, 9780062255662
13. Where'd You Go, Bernadette
Maria Semple, Back Bay, $14.99, 9780316204262
14. Olive Kitteridge
Elizabeth Strout, Random House, $15, 9780812987638
okra15. This Dark Road to Mercy
Wiley Cash, Morrow, $14.99, 9780062088260


1. Unbroken
Laura Hillenbrand, Random House, $16, 9780812987119
2. The Boys in the Boat
Daniel James Brown, Penguin, $17, 9780143125471
3. Wild
Cheryl Strayed, Vintage, $15.95, 9781101873441
4. George Washington's Secret Six
Brian Kilmeade, Don Yaeger, Sentinel, $16, 9781595231109
5. This Is the Story of a Happy Marriage
Ann Patchett, Harper Perennial, $15.99, 9780062236685
6. Really Important Stuff My Dog Has Taught Me
Cynthia L. Copeland, Workman, $12.95, 9780761181798
7. Let's Explore Diabetes With Owls
David Sedaris, Back Bay, $17, 9780316154703
8. Unlikely Heroes
Jennifer S. Holland, Workman, $13.95, 9780761174417
9. The Map of Heaven
Eben Alexander, M.D., S&S, $16.99, 9781476766409
10. Zealot
Reza Aslan, Random House, $18, 9780812981483
11. Wreck This Journal
Keri Smith, Perigee, $15, 9780399161940
12. Bad Feminist
Roxane Gay, Harper Perennial, $15.99, 9780062282712
13. Vanished: The Sixty-Year Search for the Missing Men of World War II
Wil S. Hylton, Riverhead, $16, 9781594632860
14. The Heart of Everything That Is
Bob Drury, Tom Clavin, S&S, $17, 9781451654684
15. The Old Farmer's Almanac 2015
Old Farmer's Almanac, $7.95, 9781571986368


1. Gone Girl
Gillian Flynn, Broadway, $9.99, 9780553418354
2. A Dance With Dragons
George R.R. Martin, Bantam, $9.99, 9780553582017
3. To Kill a Mockingbird
Harper Lee, Grand Central, $8.99, 9780446310789
4. Outlander
Diana Gabaldon, Dell, $9.99, 9780553393699
5. A Game of Thrones
George R.R. Martin, Bantam, $9.99, 9780553593716
6. The Diary of a Young Girl
Anne Frank, Bantam, $7.99, 9780553577129
7. Slaughterhouse-Five
Kurt Vonnegut, Laurel Leaf, $7.99, 9780440180296
8. Winter of the World
Ken Follett, Signet, $9.99, 9780451468222
9. The Name of the Wind
Patrick Rothfuss, DAW, $8.99, 9780756404741
okra10. The Quiet Game
Greg Iles, Signet, $9.99, 9780451180421


1. The Book With No Pictures
B.J. Novak, Dial, $17.99, 9780803741713
2. The Day the Crayons Quit
Drew Daywalt, Oliver Jeffers (Illus.), Philomel, $17.99, 9780399255373
3. The Animals' Santa
Jan Brett, Putnam Juvenile, $17.99, 9780399257841
4. Little Blue Truck's Christmas
Alice Schertle, Jill McElmurry (Illus.), Harcourt, $14.99, 9780544320413
5. Skippyjon Jones Snow What
Judy Schachner, Dial, $17.99, 9780803737891
6. How the Grinch Stole Christmas
Dr. Seuss, Random House, $15, 9780394800790
7. Goodnight Moon
Margaret Wise Brown, Clement Hurd (Illus.), Harper, $8.99, 9780694003617
8. The Polar Express
Chris Van Allsburg, Houghton Mifflin, $18.95, 9780395389492
9. Once Upon an Alphabet
Oliver Jeffers, Philomel, $26.99, 9780399167911
10. Who Is Coming to Our House?
Joseph Slate, Ashley Wolff (Illus.), Putnam Juvenile, $6.99, 9780399234101


1. Paper Towns
John Green, Speak, $9.99, 9780142414934
2. The Fault in Our Stars
John Green, Speak, $12.99, 9780142424179
3. Minecraft: Construction Handbook
Scholastic, $7.99, 9780545685177
4. Wonder
R.J. Palacio, Knopf, $16.99, 9780375869020
5. We Were Liars
E. Lockhart, Delacorte, $17.99, 9780385741262
6. The Giver
Lois Lowry, Harcourt, $9.99, 9780544340688
7. Skink: No Surrender
Carl Hiaasen, Knopf, $18.99, 9780375870514
8. Minecraft: Combat Handbook
Scholastic, $7.99, 9780545685160
9. If I Stay
Gayle Forman, Speak, $10.99, 9780147514530
10. Minecraft: Essential Handbook
Scholastic, $7.99, 9780545669931


1. Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul
Jeff Kinney, Amulet, $13.95, 9781419711893
2. The Blood of Olympus (The Heroes of Olympus, Book Five)
Rick Riordan, Hyperion, $19.99, 9781423146735
3. The Maze Runner
James Dashner, Delacorte, $10.99, 9780385385206
4. Mockingjay (The Final Book of the Hunger Games)
Suzanne Collins, Scholastic, $12.99, 9780545788298
5. The Lightning Thief (Percy Jackson and the Olympians, Book 1)
Rick Riordan, Hyperion, $7.99, 9781423134947
6. Insurgent (Divergent, #2)
Veronica Roth, Katherine Tegen Books, $17.99, 9780062024046
7. Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Rodrick Rules
Jeff Kinney, Amulet, $13.95, 9780810994737
8. Diary of a Wimpy Kid
Jeff Kinney, Amulet, $13.95, 9780810993136
9. Tales from a Not-So-Fabulous Life (Dork Diaries, #1)
Rachel Renee Russell, Aladdin, $13.99, 9781416980063
10. Pete the Cat and the Bad Banana
James Dean, Harper, $3.99, 9780062303820

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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
The Children Act
Something Rich and Strange
Flesh and Blood
Good Dog: True Stories of Love, Loss, and Loyalty
Jerry Lee Lewis: His Own Story
Me Before You
The Ship of Brides
Where'd You Go, Bernadette
This Dark Road to Mercy
Really Important Stuff My Dog Has Taught Me
Unlikely Heroes
Wreck This Journal
Vanished: The Sixty-Year Search for the Missing Men of World War II
The Old Farmer's Almanac 2015
A Dance With Dragons
To Kill a Mockingbird
The Diary of a Young Girl
Winter of the World
The Name of the Wind
The Quiet Game
Who Is Coming to Our House?
Skink: No Surrender


Events at Southen Indie Bookstores

Nanci E LaGarenne  (author appearance)
Nanci E LaGarenne
Sanibel Island Bookshop
Sanibel, FL

James W. Hall Booksigning  (author appearance)
James W. Hall
01/15/2015, 07:00 pm
Murder on the Beach Mystery Bookstore
Delray Beach, FL

Megan Mayhew Bergman Reading Almost Famous Women  (author appearance)
Megan Mayhew Bergman
01/16/2015, 07:00 pm
Hub City Bookshop
Spartanburg, SC

Okra Pick!RICK BRAGG presents JERRY LEE LEWIS: HIS OWN STORY  (author appearance)
Rick Bragg
12/10/2014, 07:00 pm
Malaprops Bookstore

Steve Martorano - It Ain't Sauce, It's Gravy - Gables  (author appearance)
Steve Martorano
12/10/2014, 06:30 pm
Books & Books Inc
Coral Gables, FL

Steve Martorano - It Ain't Sauce, It's Gravy - Gables  (author appearance)
Steve Martorano
12/10/2014, 06:30 pm
Books & Books Inc
Coral Gables, FL

Meryl Comer - Slow Dancing with a Stranger - Gables  (author appearance)
Meryl Comer
12/10/2014, 08:00 pm
Books & Books Inc
Coral Gables, FL

John Cressler Signs Emeralds of the Alhambra  (author appearance)
John Cressler
12/10/2014, 07:00 pm
Eagle Eye Book Shop
Atlanta, GA

Ralph Adamo, Ava Leavall Haymon, Gina Ferrara, Andy Young - POETRY READING  (author appearance)
Ralph Adamo
12/10/2014, 06:00 pm
Octavia Books
New Orleans, LA

Fred Chappell - Familiars: Poems  (author appearance)
Fred Chappell
12/10/2014, 07:30 pm
Quail Ridge Books & Music
Raleigh, NC

Art Chansky- The Blue Divide  (author appearance)
Art Chansky
12/10/2014, 05:00 pm
Regulator Bookshop
durham, NC

Daisy Hernandez- A Cup of Water Under My Bed  (author appearance)
Daisy Hernandez
12/10/2014, 07:00 pm
Scuppernong Books
Greensboro, NC

Dave Tavernier- More Stories of the Rich and Famous  (author appearance)
Dave Tavernier
12/10/2014, 02:30 pm
Burry Bookstore
Hartsville, SC

Salon@615 with Richard Ford, author of Let Me Be Frank With You  (author appearance)
Richard Ford
12/10/2014, 06:15 pm
Parnassus Books
Nashville, TN

Gertrud Mueller Nelson  (author appearance)
Gertrud Mueller Nelson
12/11/2014, 02:00 pm
Page & Palette
Fairhope, AL

Gertrud Mueller Nelson  (author appearance)
Gertrud Mueller Nelson
12/11/2014, 02:00 pm
Page & Palette
Fairhope, AL

Miami Literario: Encuentro de narradores locales: José Abreu Felippe, Madeleine de Cubas, José Díaz Díaz, Camilo Pino, Rosana Ubanell, José Ignac  (author appearance)
Madeleine de Cubas
12/11/2014, 06:30 pm
Books & Books Inc
Coral Gables, FL

Ana Sofia Pelaez & Ellen Silverman - The Cuban Table - Gables  (author appearance)
Ana Sofia Pelaez
12/11/2014, 08:00 pm
Books & Books Inc
Coral Gables, FL

Jennifer Booker Signs Field Peas to Foie Gras: Southern Recipes with a French Accent  (author appearance)
Jennifer Booker
12/11/2014, 07:00 pm
Eagle Eye Book Shop
Atlanta, GA

Ron Drez: The War of 1812: Conflict and Deception: The British Attempt to Seize New Orleans and Nullify the Louisiana Purchase  (author appearance)
Ron Drez
12/11/2014, 06:00 pm
Garden District Book Shop
New Orleans, LA

Tova Mirvis - VISIBLE CITY (JCC)  (author appearance)
Tova Morvis
12/11/2014, 07:00 pm
Octavia Books
New Orleans, LA

Flyleaf Second Thursday Poetry Series & Open Mic, featuring Fred Chappell and Pat Riviere-Seel  (author appearance)
Fred Chappell
12/11/2014, 07:00 pm
Flyleaf Books
Chapel Hill, NC

Pre-School Storytime  (other event)
12/11/2014, 10:30 am
Flyleaf Books
Chapel Hill, NC

Okra Pick!Rick Bragg - Jerry Lee Lewis  (author appearance)
Rick Bragg
12/11/2014, 07:30 pm
Quail Ridge Books & Music
Raleigh, NC

An Evening with Livingston Press: Gregg Cusick, LC Fiore, & Miriam Herin  (other event)
12/11/2014, 07:00 pm
Scuppernong Books
Greensboro, NC

Rachel Haynie Book Signing  (author appearance)
Rachel Haynie
12/11/2014, 04:00 pm
Fiction Addiction
Greenville, SC

Afternoon Storytime  (other event)
12/11/2014, 03:30 pm
Parnassus Books
Nashville, TN

Jennifer Milius Brings Us Einstein and the Leaf  (author appearance)
Jennifer Milius
12/11/2014, 12:30 pm
Fountain Bookstore
Richmond, VA

Lefty Driesell and F. Martin Harmon  (author appearance)
F. Martin Harmon
12/11/2014, 12:00 pm
Prince Books
Norfolk, VA

Maria Laurino - The Italian Americans: A History - Gables  (author appearance)
Maria Laurino
12/12/2014, 06:30 pm
Books & Books Inc
Coral Gables, FL

Flyleaf YA Book Club discussion of Glory O'Brien's History of the Future  (book club)
12/12/2014, 05:30 pm
Flyleaf Books
Chapel Hill, NC

Okra Pick!Rick Bragg--Jerry Lee Lewis: His Own Story  (author appearance)
Rick Bragg
12/12/2014, 07:00 pm
Regulator Bookshop
durham, NC

Pat Branning- Author of Shrimp, Collards and Grits: Ray Ellis Edition  (author appearance)
Pat Branning
12/12/2014, 11:00 am
Litchfield Books
Pawleys Island, SC

Photographer Ben Greenberg Brings Us Natural Virginia  (author appearance)
Ben Greenberg
12/12/2014, 12:30 pm
Fountain Bookstore
Richmond, VA

Coach Howard Schnellenberger - Passing the Torch - Gables  (author appearance)
Howard Schnellenberger
12/13/2014, 03:00 pm
Books & Books Inc
Coral Gables, FL

Mark Spivak Booksigning  (author appearance)
Mark Spivak
12/13/2014, 06:00 pm
Murder on the Beach Mystery Bookstore
Delray Beach, FL

Super Duper Story Time with Miss Rachel - at ReBlossom  (other event)
12/13/2014, 11:30 am
Avid Bookshop
Athens, GA

Author Event with Richard Ford  (author appearance)
Richard Ford
12/13/2014, 12:00 pm
Pass Christian Books
Pass Christian, MS

Okra Pick!Rick Bragg – Jerry Lee Lewis: His Own Story  (author appearance)
Rick Bragg
12/13/2014, 10:00 am
McIntyre's Fine Books
Pittsboro, NC

Hal Crowther – An Infuriating American  (author appearance)
Hal Crowther
12/13/2014, 02:00 pm
McIntyre's Fine Books
Pittsboro, NC

Author Event: Stacy McAnulty - Dear Santasaurus  (author appearance)
Stacy McAnulty
12/13/2014, 11:00 am
Park Road Books
Charlotte, NC

Johnny Moore & Art Chansky - The Blue Divide  (author appearance)
Johnny Moore
12/13/2014, 04:00 pm
Quail Ridge Books & Music
Raleigh, NC

Kate Salley Palmer & Melinda Long In-Store Signing  (author appearance)
Kate Salley Palmer
12/13/2014, 11:00 am
Fiction Addiction
Greenville, SC

Author event with Joy Wilson, author of Joy the Baker Homemade Decadence  (author appearance)
Joy Wilson
12/13/2014, 02:00 pm
Parnassus Books
Nashville, TN

POETRY LocalMic  (other event)
12/14/2014, 02:00 pm
Bookstore 1 Sarasota

Poetry Local/Mic  (author appearance)
12/14/2014, 02:00 pm
Bookstore1Sarasota, 1359 Main Street, Sarasota

Elisa Albo - Each Day More - Gables  (author appearance)
Elisa Albo
12/14/2014, 04:00 pm
Books & Books Inc
Coral Gables, FL

Anjanette Delgado - La clarividente de la Calle Ocho - Gables  (author appearance)
Anjanette Delgado
12/14/2014, 05:00 pm
Books & Books Inc
Coral Gables, FL

YA for Not-So-YAs Book Club: Glory O'Brien's History of the Future  (book club)
12/14/2014, 06:15 pm
Avid Bookshop
Athens, GA

Mishpacha Free Hannukah Concert  (other event)
12/14/2014, 02:00 pm
Quail Ridge Books & Music
Raleigh, NC

Ann Trueblood Raper- A Quaker Courtship  (author appearance)
Ann Trueblood Raper
12/14/2014, 03:00 pm
Scuppernong Books
Greensboro, NC

Sunday Sleuths  (book club)
12/14/2015, 03:00 pm
Murder on the Beach Mystery Bookstore
Delray Beach, FL

Giselle Blondet - Tengo 50 ¿y qué? - Gables  (author appearance)
Giselle Blondet
12/15/2014, 08:00 pm
Books & Books Inc
Coral Gables, FL

Monday Morning Storytime for Preschoolers  (other event)
12/15/2014, 10:30 am
Quail Ridge Books & Music
Raleigh, NC

Cookbook Club  (book club)
12/15/2014, 07:00 pm
Fiction Addiction
Greenville, SC

COMIX CLUB - Invisibles vol 1  (book club)
12/16/2014, 07:00 pm
Malaprops Bookstore

Mandy Baca - Discovering Vintage Miami: A Guide to the City’s Timeless Shops, Hotels, Restaurants & More - Gables  (author appearance)
Mandy Baca
12/16/2014, 08:00 pm
Books & Books Inc
Coral Gables, FL

Tuesday Murder Club Book Discussion Group  (book club)
12/16/2014, 06:30 pm
Murder on the Beach Mystery Bookstore
Delray Beach, FL

New Monthly Zinester Writing Group for 11-19 year olds!  (writers group)
12/16/2014, 05:00 pm
Charis Books & More
Atlanta, GA

View from Tuesday - Topics for Educators  (other event)
12/16/2014, 07:00 pm
Quail Ridge Books & Music
Raleigh, NC

Fred Chappell -Familiars  (author appearance)
Fred Chappell
12/16/2014, 07:00 pm
Regulator Bookshop
durham, NC

Debbie Moose  (author appearance)
Debbie Moose
12/17/2014, 07:00 pm
Flyleaf Books
Chapel Hill, NC

Okra Pick!Rick Bragg Reading  (author appearance)
Rick Bragg
12/17/2014, 07:00 pm
Hub City Bookshop
Spartanburg, SC

Boarding Pass to Murder  (book club)
Adrian Hyland
12/18/2014, 05:00 pm

Abby & the Eaglet Booksigning Event!   (author appearance)
Charlotte Davenport
12/18/2014, 11:00 am
Sanibel Island Bookshop
Sanibel, FL

Cliterati Open No Mic  (other event)
12/18/2014, 07:30 pm
Charis Books & More
Atlanta, GA

Mystery Writers' Lunch Break  (author appearance)
Nichelle Clarke
12/18/2014, 12:30 pm
Fountain Bookstore
Richmond, VA

John Carenen  (author appearance)
John Carenen
12/19/2014, 03:30 pm
Burry Bookstore
Hartsville, SC

Okra Pick!Rick Bragg- Author of Jerry Lee Lewis: His Own Story  (author appearance)
Rick Bragg
12/19/2014, 11:00 am
Litchfield Books
Pawleys Island, SC

GRINCHY Story Time with John Pence!  (other event)
12/20/2014, 10:30 am
Avid Bookshop
Athens, GA

Donald Davis Storytelling  (other event)
12/20/2014, 11:00 am
McIntyre's Fine Books
Pittsboro, NC

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