Triangle Reads

Indiependents Day


{Storytellers in their natural habitat: the South.}

In which Miss Alice and Miss Boojums make a Po’-Boy Sandwich, Ms. Eudora Welty does not ask Mr. Faulkner for help, and Mr. Dee Brown takes a river trip and considers giving up sugar..

August 18, 2013



Dearest Readers,

As some of you know from reading this newsletter, her ladyship, the editor, makes her home on the coast of North Carolina. It has been called “the writingest state,” --a tag line that sounds rather better despite it’s questionable grammar, than the more officially known “the tarheel state.”

“Throw a rock, hit a writer,” is another common observation of the literary culture in North Carolina. But how much of this is boasting, and how much is deserved?  All of it, opines her ladyship. Here, even the restaurants host literary prizes, which is exactly what the celebrated Crook’s Corner Restaurant decided to do when they came up with the “Crook’s Corner Book Prize for Exceptional Debut Novels Set in the South. “ (They also came up with the world’s best book prize logo).

Crook's Corner Book Prize

The “prize” part of the Book Prize is $1000, and more importantly, a free glass of wine every day at the restaurant. The prize for readers, of course, is yet another stellar list of books for the stack by your bed:

Longlist in the Crooks Corner Book Prize

LEAVING TUSCALOOSA, Walter Bennett (Fuze Publishing)
CODE OF THE FOREST, Jon Buchan (Joggling Board Press)
A LAND MORE KIND THAN HOME, Wiley Cash (William Morrow)
GREEN GOSPEL, L.C. Fiore (Livingston Press)
BILLY LYNN’S LONG HALFTIME WALK, Ben Fountain (Ecco)
THE SILENCE OF BONAVENTURE ARROW, Rita Leganski (Harper Collins)
THE SECRETS OF MARY BOWSER, Lois Leveen (William Morrow)
THE TWELVE TRIBES OF HATTIE, Ayana Mathis (Knopf)
THE ENCHANTED LIFE OF ADAM HOPE, Rhonda Riley (Ecco)
GLOW, Jessica Maria Tuccelli (Viking/Penguin)
THE FAMILY FANG, Kevin Wilson (Harper Collins)
WASH, Margaret Wrinkle (Atlantic Monthly Press)
Happy reading!  (With or without wine.)


her ladyship, the editor


Lady Banks' Commonplace Book


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

Escape VelocityMr. Dee Brown takes a river trip

His timing was good, which kept expenses down. He paid a dollar for a night’s lodging at a boarding house near the French Quarter. The trip back was a delight, as Mr. Brown remembers, a leisurely voyage of five or six days. He got full value for his $25. The big splashing wheel pushed the steamer up the Mississippi, the Red, the Black, and at last into the Ouachita at Jonesville, with the two walls of the forest closing in a bit more day by day.
There were fine breakfasts of ham and eggs, when ham was real ham, with grits and hot biscuits. At lunch one day he found a split avocado on his plate, or “alligator pear,” as it was called on the menu. “I had never seen one before. I wouldn’t eat it.” Young Mr. Brown was traveling light and so had to borrow a coat from a waiter at each meal before he could be seated. He had a tiny sleeping cabin to himself with a bunk bed and a single hook on the wall for his wardrobe.

He enjoyed the nightly dances, though he had to sit them out as a wallflower because he didn’t know how to dance. Townsfolk along the way came on board just for the dance, and among them were young Delta sports sneaking drinks of corn whiskey and ginger jake. These were Prohibition days. A young girl from New Orleans, traveling with her family, offered to teach Dee Brown how to dance. “I wanted to dance with her, too, sure, but I just couldn’t bring myself to do it.” This family, he recalls, who had never seen any high ground, marveled over the puny hillocks of the upper river. He remembers an Arkansas woman vowing never again to eat sugar, after seeing the deckhands, dripping with sweat, taking naps on the deck-loaded sacks of sugar.

--Charles Portis, “The Forgotten River” in Escape Velocity, a Charles Portis Miscellany (Butler Center Books, 2012) 9781935106500

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Lady Banks' Receipt Book


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

The Happy Table of Eugene WalterPo’-Boy Sandwich

New Orleans invented the name and makes splendid greedy-guts sandwiches of this genre. BUT, the South being the South, personal variations exist on no matter what theme you might care to mention. Two delightful sisters of Biloxi (I speak of the 1930s,  mid-Depression) known as Miss Alice and Miss Boojums invented this highly successful effect to serve for a passel of unexpected relatives arrived from Tennessee.

2 long, thin French bread loaves
Unsalted butter
Vermouth
Freshly ground black pepper
Onion, grated
Deviled ham, Underwood brand preferred
Creole mustard
Blackberry wine--port
Cucumber, thinly sliced
Salt
Paprika
Dried dill

Slice French loaves lengthwise into 2 sections. Remove most of the soft white (for the birds). Spread the bread with unsalted butter highly flavored with dry vermouth, black pepper, and bit of grated onion.

Next layer: deviled ham with a crop of Creole mustard and a few drops of blackberry wine (port).

On top:  parboiled cucumber slices, salted and dusted with mild paprika and dried dill.

All arranged on baking sheet and put under grill a few minutes.

Alongside: heavy, dark homemade beer.
Think about this!

--Eugene Walter, in The Happy Table of Eugene Walter: Southern Spirits in Food and Drink, edited by Donald Goodman and Thomas Head (UNC Press, 2011) 9780807834831

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Lady Banks' Housekeeping Book


Country wisdom from practical people.

Other Uses for Bar Soap

1. Clean Counter Tops
From her ladyship’s mother, who learned it from the family’s old Italian carpenter and plumber: " The best way to clean Formica counter tops, or grimy build up on stoves and the rings in bathtubs, is to use regular bar soap and a dry nylon scrubbing pad. Rub the pad on the soap and then use it to clean the counter top. Wipe down the counter with a damp sponge after."

2. Dirty finger nails: Before you do your next gardening project, scrape your fingernails over a bar of soap. The resulting soap accumulation will keep dirt from getting under your fingernails and will wash away at clean up. (via.)

3. Lubricant: rubbing a bar of soap along hinges will stop them squeaking. Along the tracks of drawers will help them to slide more smoothly.  On the tips of screws and nails will help drive them into the wood more easily. On the teeth edge of saws they will slide though the wood with less effort. (via.)

4: Deodorizer: wrap up bar soap in cheese cloth and put it in your clothes drawer or suitcase. (via.)

5: Outdoor cooking: Prevent soot build-up on your cast iron camping pots/pans. Rub a bar of soap over the bottom before cooking over open fire. (via.)

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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).

Crook’s Corner Café and Bar in Chapel Hill, N.C., announced the 12 books named to the Crook’s Corner Book Prize Longlist of exceptional debut novels set in the American South. The first year for the book prize, the selection was chosen from 68 submissions by the Crook’s Corner Book Prize Foundation. The foundation is comprised of authors, editors, publishers, publicists, and voracious readers. The prize is open to both self-published and traditionally published authors.  “It was exciting to find so many great books—several of them from independent publishers (even micro-publishers)—emerging from our reading,” said Anna Hayes, founder and president of the Crook’s Corner Book Prize Foundation. The prize, inspired by café awards in Paris, will reward the winner with $1000, as well as a daily complimentary glass of wine at the restaurant for one year. Crook’s Corner Book Prize

The Storied SouthEudora Welty told Ferris about sailing on Sardis Lake with William Faulkner. Since the lake didn't have a bank, she waded through the water to get to his boat: "Of course, I was wet. But you cannot ask William Faulkner to wring you out."  Alice Walker explains the end of "The Color Purple": "Celie understands that if God is anything, God is everything. And so the birds, the trees she sees - she makes a long list of all these things -- that is what this book is primarily about."  Those reminiscences are in the section about writers, but Ferris also documents the storytelling gifts of Southern musicians Bobby Rush and Pete Seeger, photographers Walker Evans and William Eggleston, and a host of painters including Benny Andrews and Carroll Cloar. Interviews and film are included on a CD and DVD that come with the book. The Storied South 9781469607542

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Parapalooza! Paragraphs worth spreading:
Randy Quarles reads from Olsen's Nation


Randy Quarles reads from Olsen's Nation

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Author Gossip

The Omni AmericansWith a freewheeling prose style influenced by jazz and the blues — Duke Ellington called him “the unsquarest man I know” — Mr. Murray challenged conventional assumptions about art, race and American identity in books like the essay collection “Stomping the Blues” and the memoir “South to a Very Old Place.” He gave further expression to those views in a series of autobiographical novels, starting with “Train Whistle Guitar” in 1974. Albert Murray dies at 97 9780306803956

 

 

 

The Iguana Tree“I wanted to tell a story about people who go through tremendous hardships and have to figure out how to get to the other side of that hardship and continue on with their lives,” she says….All of this from a little prompt at a workshop eight years ago in which Stone wrote a paragraph about a rocking chair in a third-world village. The paragraph became the short story “Dance of the Coyote.” The story won two awards, and those awards gave Stone the push she needed to write more. Michel Stone 9781891885167

 

 

 

Lookaway, LookawayBut who is Wilton Barnhardt, and, the bigger question, how does he know about Charlotte?  He has never lived in Charlotte; he grew up in Winston-Salem, the son of a cigarette company chemist and a schoolteacher. He got an inside glimpse of Charlotte as a boy when he visited a beloved aunt, the late Anna Hendrix, a woman of “great refined habits” who lived on Lexington Avenue in Dilworth.  His aunt, he says, “is now rotating in her grave that I’ve even vulgarly mentioned her in an interview.” Lookaway, Lookaway 9781250020833

Starla’s pretty insightful for someone so young. My favorite line so far: “Grown-ups is real complicated.”
(Laughs.) Yeah, and they are. She’s very insightful. She’s bright. She isn’t sure what to do with all the insight she has gathered. She is pretty on the spot when she watches what goes on around her. I think that’s what turned me into a writer, the person who always watches and observes and soaks in. Interview with Susan Crandall


STARSSTARS Authors on tour:

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

Authors traveling right now:

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

Decatur, GA
08/31/2013 to 09/01/2013
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Rock Hill, SC
08/31/2013 to 09/01/2013
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Shelby, NC
09/04/2013 to 09/05/2013
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Knoxville, TN
09/05/2013 to 09/06/2013
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Greenville, SC
09/07/2013 to 09/08/2013
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Beafort, SC
09/14/2013 to 09/15/2013
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Batesburg, NC
09/29/2013 to 09/30/2013
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Spartanburg, SC
10/02/2013 to 10/03/2013
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Salisbury, NC
10/04/2013 to 10/05/2013
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Chattanooga, TN
10/10/2013 to 10/11/2013
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Nashville, TN
10/11/2013 to 10/15/2013
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Pawley's Island, SC
10/18/2013 to 10/19/2013
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Spartanburg, SC
10/23/2013 to 10/24/2013
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Tampa, FL
10/26/2013 to 10/27/2013
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Tryon, NC
11/23/2013 to 11/24/2013
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Beaufort, SC
12/06/2013 to 12/07/2013
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Panama City, FL
02/01/2014 to 02/02/2014
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Katherine Scott CrawfordKatherine Scott Crawford  stars-authors-1.jpg

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

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

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

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

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

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Bookstore Gossip

Brian Lampkin has worked in and operated bookstores his entire life, from Seattle to Buffalo, N.Y. Now Lampkin and business partner Greg Grieve plan open a bookstore this December in downtown Greensboro. The 3,200-square-foot first-floor store at 304 S. Elm St. will feature literature, bestsellers and classics and have a standalone children’s section. A coffee and wine bar will be integrated in among the stacks, and the store will also have a community meeting space available. The independent store will be named Scuppernong Books after the scuppernong grape, the North Carolina state fruit with origins dating back to the Lost Colony of Roanoke Island. Scuppernong Books

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


The Returned

The Returned"Jacob was time out of sync, time more perfect than it had been. He was life the way it was supposed to be all those years ago. That's what all the Returned were."

Harold and Lucille Hargrave's lives have been both joyful and sorrowful in the decades since their only son, Jacob, died tragically at his eighth birthday party in 1966. In their old age they've settled comfortably into life without him, their wounds tempered through the grace of time.... Until one day Jacob mysteriously appears on their doorstep--flesh and blood, their sweet, precocious child, still eight years old.
All over the world people's loved ones are returning from beyond. No one knows how or why this is happening, whether it's a miracle or a sign of the end. Not even Harold and Lucille can agree on whether the boy is real or a wondrous imitation, but one thing they know for sure: he's their son. As chaos erupts around the globe, the newly reunited Hargrave family finds itself at the center of a community on the brink of collapse, forced to navigate a mysterious new reality and a conflict that threatens to unravel the very meaning of what it is to be human.

With spare, elegant prose and searing emotional depth, award-winning poet Jason Mott explores timeless questions of faith and morality, love and responsibility. A spellbinding and stunning debut, The Returned is an unforgettable story that marks the arrival of an important new voice in contemporary fiction.

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Read This! Okra Picks and the Staff Picks from Avid Bookshop


Okra Picks

Love and LamentA dauntless heroine coming of age at the turn of the twentieth century confronts the hazards of patriarchy and prejudice, and discovers the unexpected opportunities of World War I 

Set in rural North Carolina between the Civil War and the Great War, "Love and Lament" chronicles the hardships and misfortunes of the Hartsoe family. 
Mary Bet, the youngest of nine children, was born the same year that the first railroad arrived in their county. As she matures, against the backdrop of Reconstruction and rapid industrialization, she must learn to deal with the deaths of her mother and siblings, a deaf and damaged older brother, and her father's growing insanity and rejection of God. 

In the rich tradition of Southern gothic literature, John Milliken Thompson transports the reader back in time through brilliant characterizations and historical details, to explore what it means to be a woman charting her own destiny in a rapidly evolving world dominated by men.

Staff Picks from Avid Bookshop

Paintbrush of the GodsBrush of the Gods
This tells an imagined story of China's greatest painter Wu Daozi. Meilo So's illustrations pop the story to life. The author's notes declare that Daozi almost single-handedly changed the way people viewed painting. This is one of my favorite art/picture books of 2013. (Rachel, events & PR) 9780375870019

 

 


NWNW
This book has so much style you don't know what to do with it. Luckily though, Zadie Smith does, and wrote a novel about a London neighborhood that is both all encompassing and heartbreakingly intimate. (Tyler, bookseller) 9780143123934

 

 

 

 

 

 

Instructions for a HeatwaveInstructions for a Heat Wave

Phenomenal. O'Farrell's latest is my favorite book of the year so far. She has such a talent for creating flawed but lovable characters. Her use of the third person is a deftly wielded tool here as she seamlessly transfers point of view from one character to another. I may have to reread this some day! (Janet, bookshop owner/founder) 9780385349406

 

 

 

 

 

The Woman UpstairsThe Woman Upstairs.

The premise of this book could have been off-putting, but Messud's revelations into core aspects of humanity (such as intimacy, loneliness and the need to be desired) were overwhelmingly beautiful. (Rachel, events & PR) 9780307596901

    

 

 

 

 

                      
A Place at the TableA Place at the Table.


White has really come into her own with her newest novel (and this is coming from someone who really enjoyed her previous books). The storyline is sophisticated and smart, and I loved getting to know these sensitive, creative characters as they encountered both unexpected and predictable challenges in their lives. My feeling is that the ending came on a little too abruptly; you could argue that I felt that way because I wasn't ready for it to end, and maybe you'd be right. A solid four stars. Recommended reading!  (Janet, bookshop founder & owner) 9781451608878

 

 

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Southern Indie Bestsellers

For the week ending August 11, 2013

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

HARDCOVER FICTION


1. The Cuckoo's Calling
Robert Galbraith, Mulholland, $26, 9780316206846
2. The Ocean at the End of the Lane
Neil Gaiman, Morrow, $25.99, 9780062255655
3. And the Mountains Echoed
Khaled Hosseini, Riverhead, $28.95, 9781594631764
4. Inferno
Dan Brown, Doubleday, $29.95, 9780385537858
5. Bad Monkey
Carl Hiaasen, Knopf, $26.95, 9780307272591
6. Gone Girl
Gillian Flynn, Crown, $25, 9780307588364
7. The English Girl
Daniel Silva, Harper, $27.99, 9780062073167
8. Light of the World
James Lee Burke, S&S, $27.99, 9781476710761
okra9. The Yonahlossee Riding Camp for Girls
Anton DiSclafani, Riverhead, $27.95, 9781594486401

10. The Son
Philipp Meyer, Ecco, $27.99, 9780062120397
11. The Last Original Wife
Dorothea Benton Frank, Morrow, $26.99, 9780062132468
12. The Thinking Woman's Guide to Real Magic
Emily Croy Barker, Pamela Dorman Books, $27.95, 9780670023660
okra13. Whistling Past the Graveyard
Susan Crandall, Gallery, $24.99, 9781476707723

14. TransAtlantic
Colum McCann, Random House, $27, 9781400069590
15. A Dance With Dragons
George R.R. Martin, Bantam, $35, 9780553801477

HARDCOVER NONFICTION


1. Zealot
Reza Aslan, Random House, $27, 9781400069224
2. Let's Explore Diabetes With Owls
David Sedaris, Little Brown, $27, 9780316154697
3. This Town
Mark Leibovich, Blue Rider, $27.95, 9780399161308
4. William Shakespeare's Star Wars
Ian Doescher, Quirk, $14.95, 9781594746376
5. I Could Chew on This
Francesco Marciuliano, Chronicle, $12.95, 9781452119038
6. Grumpy Cat: A Grumpy Book
Grumpy Cat, Chronicle, $12.95, 9781452126579
7. Lean In
Sheryl Sandberg, Knopf, $24.95, 9780385349949
8. Collision 2012: Obama vs. Romney and the Future of Elections in America
Dan Balz, Viking, $32.95, 9780670025947
9. I Could Pee on This
Francesco Marciuliano, Chronicle, $12.95, 9781452110585
10. Lawrence in Arabia: War, Deceit, Imperial Folly and the Making of the Modern Middle East
Scott Anderson, Doubleday, $28.95, 9780385532921
11. The Guns at Last Light
Rick Atkinson, Holt, $40, 9780805062908
12. Wheat Belly
William Davis, Rodale, $25.99, 9781609611545
13. The Sports Gene: Inside the Science of Extraordinary Athletic Performance
David Epstein, Current, $26.95, 9781591845119
14. The Drunken Botanist
Amy Stewart, Algonquin, $19.95, 9781616200466
15. These Few Precious Days: The Final Year of Jack with Jackie
Christopher Andersen, Gallery, $27, 9781476732329

TRADE PAPERBACK FICTION


1. Beautiful Ruins
Jess Walter, Harper Perennial, $15.99, 9780061928178
2. The Casual Vacancy
J.K. Rowling, Little Brown, $18, 9780316228589
3. The Light Between Oceans
M.L. Stedman, Scribner, $16, 9781451681758
4. Flight Behavior
Barbara Kingsolver, Harper Perennial, $16.99, 9780062124272
5. Me Before You
Jojo Moyes, Penguin, $16, 9780143124542
6. The Bat
Jo Nesbo, Vintage, $14.95, 9780345807090
7. The Great Gatsby
F.Scott Fitzgerald, Scribner, $15, 9781451689433
8. The Secret Keeper
Kate Morton, Washington Square Press, $16, 9781439152812
9. The Silent Wife
A.S.A. Harrison, Penguin, $16, 9780143123231
10. Dear Life
Alice Munro, Vintage, $15.95, 9780307743725
11. Where'd You Go, Bernadette
Maria Semple, Back Bay, $14.99, 9780316204262
12. Sharp Objects
Gillian Flynn, Three Rivers, $14, 9780307341556
13. Back to Blood
Tom Wolfe, Back Bay, $18, 9780316036337
14. The Art Forger
B.A. Shapiro, Algonquin, $14.95, 9781616203160
15. The Summer Girls
Mary Alice Monroe, Gallery, $16, 9781476709000

TRADE PAPERBACK NONFICTION


1. Proof of Heaven
Eben Alexander, M.D., S&S, $15.99, 9781451695199
2. Quiet
Susan Cain, Broadway, $16, 9780307352156
3. The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks
Rebecca Skloot, Broadway, $16, 9781400052189
4. Outliers
Malcolm Gladwell, Back Bay, $16.99, 9780316017930
5. In the Garden of Beasts
Erik Larson, Broadway, $16, 9780307408853
6. Wild
Cheryl Strayed, Vintage, $15.95, 9780307476074
7. Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? (And Other Concerns)
Mindy Kaling, Three Rivers, $14, 9780307886279
8. How to Read Literature Like a Professor
Thomas C. Foster, Harper, $15.99, 9780060009427
9. The End of Your Life Book Club
Will Schwalbe, Vintage, $15, 9780307739780
10. Waging Heavy Peace
Neil Young, Plume, $18, 9780142180310
11. Night
Elie Wiesel, FSG, $9.95, 9780374500016
12. Heads in Beds: A Reckless Memoir of Hotels, Hustles, and So-Called Hospitality
Jacob Tomsky, Anchor, $15, 9780307948342
13. Let's Pretend This Never Happened
Jenny Lawson, Berkley, $16, 9780425261019
14. Brain on Fire: My Month of Madness
Susannah Cahalan, S&S, $16, 9781451621389
15. Wreck This Journal
Keri Smith, Perigee, $15, 9780399161940

MASS MARKET


1. A Game of Thrones
George R.R. Martin, Bantam, $9.99, 9780553593716
2. A Clash of Kings
George R.R. Martin, Bantam, $9.99, 9780345535429
3. Ender's Game
Orson Scott Card, Tor, $7.99, 9780812550702
4. To Kill a Mockingbird
Harper Lee, Grand Central, $7.99, 9780446310789
5. A Storm of Swords
George R.R. Martin, Bantam, $9.99, 9780345543981
6. Lord of the Flies
William Golding, Berkley, $9.99, 9780399501487
7. 1984
George Orwell, Signet, $9.99, 9780451524935
8. Animal Farm
George Orwell, Signet, $9.99, 9780451526342
9. A Feast for Crows
George R.R. Martin, Bantam, $9.99, 9780553582024
10. The Catcher in the Rye
J.D. Salinger, Little Brown, $6.99, 9780316769488

CHILDREN'S ILLUSTRATED


1. The Day the Crayons Quit
Drew Daywalt, Oliver Jeffers (Illus.), Philomel, $17.99, 9780399255373
2. Goodnight Moon
Margaret Wise Brown, Clement Hurd (Illus.), Harper, $8.99, 9780694003617
3. Steam Train, Dream Train
Sherri Duskey Rinker, Tom Lichtenheld (Illus.), Chronicle, $16.99, 9781452109206
4. The Kissing Hand
Audrey Penn, Ruth E.Harper, Nancy M. Leak (Illus.), Tanglewood, $17.95, 9781933718002
5. Goodnight, Goodnight, Construction Site
Sherri Duskey Rinker, Tom Lichtenheld (Illus.), Chronicle, $16.99, 9780811877824
6. The Giving Tree
Shel Silverstein, Harper, $16.99, 9780060256654
7. Fancy Nancy: Fanciest Doll in the Universe
Jane O'Connor, Robin Preiss Glasser (Illus.), Harper, $17.99, 9780061703843
8. Where's Waldo?
Martin Handford, Candlewick, $7.99, 9780763634988
9. Pete the Cat: The Wheels on the Bus
James Dean, Harper, $9.99, 9780062198716
10. Make Way for Ducklings
Robert McCloskey, Puffin, $7.99, 9780140564341

CHILDREN'S INTEREST


1. The Fault in Our Stars
John Green, Dutton, $17.99, 9780525478812
2. Wonder
R.J. Palacio, Knopf, $15.99, 9780375869020
3. Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children
Ransom Riggs, Quirk, $10.99, 9781594746031
4. Looking for Alaska
John Green, Speak, $9.99, 9780142402511
5. The Book Thief
Markus Zusak, Knopf, $12.99, 9780375842207
6. Paper Towns
John Green, Speak, $9.99, 9780142414934
7. The 5th Wave
Rick Yancey, Putnam, $18.99, 9780399162411
8. An Abundance of Katherines
John Green, Speak, $9.99, 9780142410707
9. The Moon and More
Sarah Dessen, Viking, $19.99, 9780670785605
10. The One and Only Ivan
Katherine Applegate, Patricia Castelao (Illus.), Harper, $16.99, 9780061992254

CHILDREN'S FICTION SERIES TITLES


1. Divergent
Veronica Roth, Katherine Tegen Books, $9.99, 9780062024039
2. The Surprise Attack of Jabba the Puppett (Origami Yoda, #4)
Tom Angleberger, Amulet, $12.95, 9781419708589
3. The Lightning Thief (Percy Jackson and the Olympians, Book 1)
Rick Riordan, Hyperion, $7.99, 9781423134947
4. Insurgent (Divergent Series, #2)
Veronica Roth, Katherine Tegen Books, $17.99, 9780062024046
5. The Hunger Games
Suzanne Collins, Scholastic, $12.99, 9780545425117
6. City of Bones (Mortal Instruments, #1)
Cassandra Clare, Margaret K. McElderry Books, $12.99, 9781442485389
7. The Sea of Monsters (Percy Jackson and the Olympians, Book 2)
Rick Riordan, Hyperion, $7.99, 9781423103349
8. Catching Fire (The Second Book of the Hunger Games)
Suzanne Collins, Scholastic, $12.99, 9780545586177
9. Tales From a Not-So-Happy Heartbreaker (Dork Diaries, #6)
Rachel Renee Russell, Aladdin, $13.99, 9781442449633
10. The Maze Runner
James Dashner, Delacorte, $9.99, 9780385737951
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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!


Light of the Worl
The Yonahlossee Riding Camp for Girls
The Last Original Wife
The Thinking Woman's Guide to Real Magic
Whistling Past the Graveyard
The Guns at Last Light
Wheat Belly
The Sports Gene: Inside the Science of Extraordinary Athletic Performance
The Drunken Botanist
These Few Precious Days: The Final Year of Jack with Jackie
The Great Gatsby
Where'd You Go, Bernadette
Sharp Objects
Back to Blood
The Summer Girls
The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks
In the Garden of Beasts
Wild
How to Read Literature Like a Professor
Night
Heads in Beds: A Reckless Memoir of Hotels, Hustles, and So-Called Hospitality
Wreck This Journal
Lord of the Flies
Animal Farm
The Kissing Hand
The Giving Tree
Fancy Nancy: Fanciest Doll in the Universe
Where's Waldo?
Pete the Cat: The Wheels on the Bus The Moon and More


Author Readings


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

Actor’s Playhouse Preview  (other event)
Diane Chamberlain stars-authors-1.jpg
07/13/2014, 12:30 pm
Books & Books Inc
Coral Gables, FL

okraWilton Barnhardt  (author appearance)
Wilton Barnhardt
08/08/2014, 07:30 pm
Quail Ridge Books & Music
Raleigh, NC

Fred Bahnson  (author appearance)
Fred Bahnson
08/21/2013, 07:00 pm
Regulator Bookshop
durham, NC

Marjorie Hudson  (author appearance)
Marjorie Hudson stars-authors-1.jpg
08/21/2013, 12:00 pm
Quail Ridge Books & Music
Raleigh, NC

Marly Youmans  (author appearance)
Marly Youmans
08/21/2013, 07:30 pm
Quail Ridge Books & Music
Raleigh, NC

RVa Author Bill Blume Tells the Tales of a 10th Grade Vampire Hunter  (author appearance)
Bill Blume
08/21/2013, 06:30 pm
Fountain Bookstore one-book-at-a-time-1.jpg
Richmond, VA

Barry's Classics Book Club  (book club)
08/21/2013, 12:00 pm
Bookstore1Sarasota
Sarasota, FL

Mississippi Hill Country Blues 1967 by George Mitchell  (author appearance)
George Mitchell
08/21/2013, 05:00 pm
Lemuria Books
JACKSON, MS

John Dufresne signs NO REGRETS, COYOTE  (author appearance)
John Dufresne
08/21/2013, 05:00 pm
Square Books
Oxford, MS

Victoria Wilcox -Southern Son Book Tour  (author appearance)
Victoria Wilcox
08/22/2013, 05:00 pm
Sundog Books
Santa Rosa Beach, FL

Phil Garrett Launch Party  (author appearance)
Phil Garrett
08/22/2013, 08:00 pm
Fiction Addiction one-book-at-a-time-1.jpg
Greenville, SC

Pre-School Story Time  (other event)
08/22/2013, 10:30 pm
Flyleaf Books
Chapel Hill, NC

Fred Bahnson discusses his memoir Soil and Sacrament  (author appearance)
Fred Bahnson
08/22/2013, 07:00 pm
Flyleaf Books
Chapel Hill, NC

Fred Bahnson discusses his memoir Soil and Sacrament  (author appearance)
Fred Bahnson
08/22/2013, 07:00 pm
Flyleaf Books
Chapel Hill, NC

James McBride - The Good Lord Bird  (author appearance)
James McBride
08/22/2013, 05:00 pm
Alabama Booksmith
Birmingham, AL

Radical Relationships: Anxiety and Relationships to Money  (other event)
08/22/2013, 07:30 pm
Charis Books & More
Atlanta, GA

James A. Cobb, Jr. - FLOOD OF LIES  (author appearance)
James A. Cobb, Jr.
08/22/2013, 06:00 pm
Octavia Books
New Orleans, LA

Author signing: Jay Erskine Leutze - Stand Up That Mountain  (author appearance)
Jay Erskine Leutze
08/22/2013, 07:00 pm
Park Road Books
Charlotte, NC

MARISHA PESSL Author of Special Topics in Calamity Physics presents NIGHT FILM  (author appearance)
Marisha Pessl
08/22/2013, 07:00 pm
Malaprop's Bookstore/Cafe
Asheville, NC

John Dufresne  (author appearance)
John Dufresne
08/23/2013, 07:00 pm
Regulator Bookshop
durham, NC

Kate Sally Palmer, Author of First South Carolinians  (author appearance)
Kate Sally Palmer
08/23/2013, 11:00 am
Litchfield Books
Pawleys Island, SC

Sikivu Hutchinson presents: Godless Americana: Race and Religious Rebels  (author appearance)
Sikivu Hutchinson
08/23/2013, 07:30 pm
Charis Books & More
Atlanta, GA

Lindi Peterson- Rich In Love  (author appearance)
Lindi Peterson
08/23/2013, 06:30 pm
FoxTale Book Shoppe
Woodstock, GA

okraBill Ferris signs THE STORIED SOUTH: VOICES OF WRITERS & ARTISTS  (author appearance)
Bill Ferris
08/23/2013, 05:00 pm
Square Books
Oxford, MS

Gwyneth Thayer  (author appearance)
Gwyneth Thayer
08/24/2013, 02:00 pm
Quail Ridge Books & Music
Raleigh, NC

Special Guest Story-Time with  (author appearance)
Anna Browning
08/24/2013, 11:00 am
City Lights Bookstore
Sylva, NC

Marisha Pessl reads and signs her new novel Night Film  (author appearance)
Marisha Pessl
08/24/2013, 02:00 pm
Flyleaf Books
Chapel Hill, NC

Reading/Book Signing - Matthew Bell  (author appearance)
Matthew Bell
08/24/2013, 06:00 pm
Sundial Books one-book-at-a-time-1.jpg
Chincoteague, VA

Bruce Jones -The Lost Reflection  (author appearance)
Bruce Jones
08/24/2013, 02:00 pm
Prince Books
Norfolk, VA

Classics Book Club  (book club)
08/24/2013, 07:00 pm
A Novel Experience
Zebulon, GA

HOVER by Bestselling Young Adult Author Melissa West  (author appearance)
Melissa West
08/24/2013, 05:00 pm
FoxTale Book Shoppe
Woodstock, GA

okraThe Storied South: Voices of Writers and Artists by William Ferris  (author appearance)
William Ferris
08/24/2013, 04:00 pm
Lemuria Books
JACKSON, MS

Paper Bag Puppet Party  (other event)
08/24/2013, 11:00 am
Square Books
Oxford, MS

Author signing: Taylor Mathis - The Southern Tailgating Cookbook: A Game-Day Guide for Lovers of Food, Football, and the South  (author appearance)
Taylor Mathis
08/24/2013, 02:00 pm
Park Road Books
Charlotte, NC

Bobby Mustin- Sam's Place: Stories  (author appearance)
Bobby Mustin
08/24/2013, 01:00 pm
Fountainhead Bookstore

Robert Morgan- The Road from Gap Creek  (author appearance)
Robert Morgan
08/24/2013, 05:30 pm
The Fountainhead Bookstore
Hendersonville, NC

ROBERT MORGAN Reading & Signing New Novel THE ROAD FROM GAP CREEK  (author appearance)
Robert Morgan
08/24/2013, 02:00 pm
Malaprop's Bookstore/Cafe
Asheville, NC

WILLIAM MATTHEWS POETRY PRIZE WINNERS Reading & Signing Hosted by Keith Flynn  (other event)
08/24/2013, 07:00 pm
Malaprop's Bookstore/Cafe
Asheville, NC

Book Fair  (book festival)
08/24/2013, 10:00 pm
Curiosity Shop Bookstore
Murphy, NC

Booksellers hosts the 4th Annual Imagicopter  (other event)
08/24/2013, 01:00 pm
Booksellers at Laurelwood
Memphis, TN

Bistro Music Series: PRIZM Ensemble  (other event)
08/24/2013, 06:00 pm
Booksellers at Laurelwood
Memphis, TN

Vesuvius Day  (other event)
08/24/2013, 12:00 am
Horton's Books & Gifts
Carrollton, GA

Marisha Pessl  (author appearance)
Marisha Pessl
08/25/2013, 02:00 pm
Quail Ridge Books & Music
Raleigh, NC

Sunday Supper Potluck at Pasture with Kendra Bailey Morris: Book Release Party for The Southern Slow Cooker Cookbook!  (author appearance)
Kendra Bailey Morris
08/25/2013, 05:00 pm
Fountain Bookstore one-book-at-a-time-1.jpg
Richmond, VA

Don Farmer and Chris Curle talk and signing  (author appearance)
Don Farmer
08/25/2013, 02:00 pm
Eagle Eye Book Shop
Atlanta, GA

Alex McConduit - Thorn in My Horn  (author appearance)
Alex McConduit
08/25/2013, 01:00 pm
Octavia Books
New Orleans, LA

Book Club Bash  (other event)
08/26/2013, 07:00 pm
Quail Ridge Books & Music
Raleigh, NC

A Celebration of Food and Faith  (other event)
08/26/2013, 06:30 pm
City Lights Bookstore
Sylva, NC

Flyleaf Book Lovers Club Discussion  (book club)
08/26/2013, 07:00 pm
Flyleaf Books
Chapel Hill, NC

Writing With Intent: Plot Clinic for Narrative Writers  (writers group)
08/26/2013, 06:30 pm
Charis Books & More
Atlanta, GA

Welcome back the Casserole Queens with their newest book!  (author appearance)
Crystal Cook
08/26/2013, 06:30 pm
FoxTale Book Shoppe
Woodstock, GA

Politics Of Food Bookclub  (book club)
08/26/2013, 07:00 pm
Malaprop's Bookstore/Cafe
Asheville, NC

Wilton Barnhardt  (author appearance)
Wilton Barnhardt
08/27/2013, 07:00 pm
Regulator Bookshop
durham, NC

Jason Mott launches his new novel The Returned  (author appearance)
Jason Mott
08/27/2013, 07:00 pm
Flyleaf Books
Chapel Hill, NC

Moses Gates Shows Us Hidden Cities: Travels to the Secret Corners of the World's Great Metropolises; A Memoir of Urban Exploration  (author appearance)
Moses Gates
08/27/2013, 06:30 pm
Fountain Bookstore one-book-at-a-time-1.jpg
Richmond, VA

Book Club Night with Stephanie & Anderson  (book club)
08/27/2013, 06:00 pm
Page & Palette
Fairhope, AL

RICKY SKAGGS- KENTUCKY TRAVELER  (author appearance)
Ricky Skaggs
08/27/2013, 07:00 pm
FoxTale Book Shoppe
Woodstock, GA

Dr. Steve Stein -- El vino y sus revoluciones en Argentina: Un siglo de lucha por la calidad  (author appearance)
Dr. Steve Stein
08/27/2013, 07:00 pm
Books & Books Inc
Coral Gables, FL

Edwidge Danticat -- Claire of the Sea Light  (author appearance)
Edwidge Danticat
08/27/2013, 08:00 pm
Books & Books Inc
Coral Gables, FL

Lunch Bunch Bookclub  (book club)
08/27/2013, 11:45 pm
Curiosity Shop Bookstore
Murphy, NC

John Jackson Miller signs Kenobi: Star Wars  (author appearance)
John Jackson Miller
08/27/2013, 06:00 pm
Booksellers at Laurelwood
Memphis, TN

Ann Prospero  (author appearance)
Ann Prospero
08/28/2013, 07:00 pm
Regulator Bookshop
durham, NC

Book Club Bash Morning Edition  (other event)
08/28/2013, 10:00 am
Quail Ridge Books & Music
Raleigh, NC

Stormi Souter and Elizabeth Weichel  (author appearance)
Elizabeth Weichel
08/28/2013, 07:30 pm
Quail Ridge Books & Music
Raleigh, NC

Richmond Author Dean King Speaks about The Feud: The Hatfields and McCoys: The True Story -- Reveille's Book Review Series  (author appearance)
Dean King
08/28/2013, 10:30 am
Fountain Bookstore one-book-at-a-time-1.jpg
Richmond, VA

Doreen Cronin & Betsy Lewin - CLICK, CLACK, BOO!: A Tricky Treat  (author appearance)
Doreen Cronin
08/28/2013, 04:00 pm
Octavia Books
New Orleans, LA

The New Encyclopedia of Southern Culture: Volume 24: Race   (other event)
08/28/2013, 05:30 pm
Square Books
Oxford, MS

NATHAN BALLINGRUD & MARLY YOUMANS READING & BOOKSIGNING  (author appearance)
Nathan Ballingrud
08/28/2013, 07:00 pm
Malaprop's Bookstore/Cafe
Asheville, NC

Lyle Estill   (author appearance)
Lyle Estill
08/29/2013, 07:30 pm
Quail Ridge Books & Music
Raleigh, NC

Pre-School Story Time  (other event)
08/29/2013, 10:30 am
Flyleaf Books
Chapel Hill, NC

Fantasy writer Richard Kadrey discusses Kill City Blues, his latest Sandman Slim novel  (author appearance)
Richard Kadrey
08/29/2013, 07:00 pm
Flyleaf Books
Chapel Hill, NC

JOHN DUFRESNE discusses and signs NO REGRETS, COYOTE  (author appearance)
John Dufresne
08/29/2013, 07:00 pm
Inkwood Books
Tampa, FL

If you could be mine--an author event with Sara Farizan  (author appearance)
Sara Farizan
08/29/2013, 07:30 pm
Charis Books & More
Atlanta, GA

Click, Clack, Boo!: A Tricky Treat by Doreen Cronin illustrated by Betsy Lewin  (author appearance)
Doreen Cronin
08/29/2013, 04:00 pm
Lemuria Books
JACKSON, MS

Author book launch: Robert Inman - The Governor's Lady  (author appearance)
Robert Inman
08/29/2013, 07:00 pm
Park Road Books
Charlotte, NC

DRONE WARFARE A Discussion and signing with author & activist MEDEA BENJAMIN of CODEPINK  (author appearance)
Medea Benjamin
08/29/2013, 07:00 pm
Malaprop's Bookstore/Cafe
Asheville, NC

2013 AJC Decatur Book Festival Kidnote Address - Tomie dePaola  (author appearance)
Tomie DePaola
08/30/2013, 05:00 pm
Little Shop of Stories
Decatur, GA

2013 AJC Decatur Book Festival Keynote Address - John Lewis  (author appearance)
John Lewis
08/30/2013, 07:00 pm
Little Shop of Stories
Decatur, GA

Howard Camner -- Poems from the Mud Room: Collected Works 1976-2012  (author appearance)
Howard Camner
08/30/2013, 08:00 pm
Books & Books Inc
Coral Gables, FL

Author event: Kathy Reichs - Bones of the Lost  (author appearance)
Kathy Reichs
08/30/2013, 06:00 pm
Park Road Books
Charlotte, NC

Frankenstein Day  (other event)
08/30/2013, 12:00 am
Horton's Books & Gifts
Carrollton, GA

Tom Young  (author appearance)
Tom Young
08/31/2013, 07:00 pm
Regulator Bookshop
durham, NC

Raleigh 'Write to Publish' for the Aspiring Writer  (writers group)
08/31/2013, 06:30 pm
Quail Ridge Books & Music
Raleigh, NC

Susan Reinhardt Returns to City Lights  (author appearance)
Susan Reinhardt stars-authors-1.jpg
08/31/2013, 03:00 pm
City Lights Bookstore
Sylva, NC

Jason Gilmer signing Where Champions Play  (author appearance)
Jason Gilmer
08/31/2013, 11:00 am
Hub City Bookshop
Spartanburg, SC

Harmon Snipes  (author appearance)
Harmon Snipes
08/31/2013, 01:00 pm
Page & Palette
Fairhope, AL

2013 AJC Decatur Book Festival - Children's Stage on Saturday  (book festival)
08/31/2013, 09:30 am
Little Shop of Stories
Decatur, GA

2013 AJC Decatur Book Festival - Teen Stage on Saturday  (book festival)
08/31/2013, 11:00 am
Little Shop of Stories
Decatur, GA

2013 AJC Decatur Book Festival - Special Children's Programming on Saturday  (book festival)
08/31/2013, 10:00 am
Little Shop of Stories
Decatur, GA

NC LITERARY REVIEW PUBLICATION PARTY  (other event)
08/31/2013, 03:00 pm
Malaprop's Bookstore/Cafe
Asheville, NC

Wanda Ramirez signs Hurricane Tsunamis  (author appearance)
Wanda Ramirez
08/31/2013, 02:00 pm
Booksellers at Laurelwood
Memphis, TN

Bistro Music Series: Brennan Whalen  (other event)
08/31/2013, 06:00 pm
Booksellers at Laurelwood
Memphis, TN

ROYAL Book Club September: RAILSEA  (book club)
09/01/2013, 04:00 pm
Spellbound Books
Homestead, FL

Randy Wayne White  (author appearance)
Randy Wayne White
09/03/2013, 03:00 pm
Sunshine Booksellers
Marco Island, FL

T.K. Thorne - Last Chance for Justice (Launch Event)  (author appearance)
T.K. Thorne
09/03/2013, 05:00 pm
Alabama Booksmith
Birmingham, AL

Randy Wayne White will introduce his latest novel Deceived  (author appearance)
Randy Wayne White
09/04/2013, 12:00 pm
Bookstore1Sarasota
Sarasota, FL

okraCassandra King - Moonrise  (author appearance)
Cassandra King
09/04/2013, 04:00 pm
Alabama Booksmith
Birmingham, AL

Randy Wayne White  (author appearance)
Randy Wayne White
09/05/2013, 06:30 pm
Sanibel Island Bookshop
Sanibel, FL

Kim Johnston - Haunted Shelby County, Alabama  (author appearance)
Kim Johnston
09/05/2013, 04:00 pm
Alabama Booksmith
Birmingham, AL

okraCassandra King- Moonrise  (author appearance)
Cassandra King
09/06/2013, 11:00 am
Litchfield Books
Pawleys Island, SC

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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