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{On the art of using your time wisely.}

In which old women have sharper eyes than young men, a community is known by its flotsam and jetsam, a writer wants readers to use their time wisely, and her ladyship, the editor finds herself unable to refuse little girls on her doorstep selling cookies.

January 18, 2014

Dearest Readers,

For many people, the heralds of Spring are to be found in the crocuses and daffodils pushing up through the wet earth. The appearance of a robin or two at the bird feeder. The shift in the wind from the wild and cold northeasterly gusts to the warmer southwesterly breezes carrying the scent of rain.

But at her ladyship, the editor's home, Spring's arrival is much more easily identified. It begins on the day that she opens her door to find a little girl standing on her porch with her father and a box of Girl Scout cookies for sale.

Girl Scout Cookies

Nothing says "Spring" like a box of Thin Mints, of which the minimum order is at least  4, because one simply cannot refuse to hand over all of one's ready cash to little girls   holding out boxes of cookies and trying to raise money for their Girl Scout troop's horse-riding field trip.

Read Independently! And shop local. And eat cookies while you are reading.

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.

NeverhomeI was strong and he was not, so it was me went to war to defend the Republic. I stepped across the border out of Indiana into Ohio. Twenty dollars, two salt-pork sandwiches, and I took jerky, biscuits, sic old apples, fresh underthings, and a blanket too. There was a heat in the air so I walked in my shirtsleeves with my hat pulled low. I wasn't the only one looking to enlist and by and by we had ourselves a band. Farm folk cheered as we went by. Gave us food. Their best shade to stop in. Played to us on their fiddles. Everything you've heard about from the early days, even though it had already been a year since Fort Sumter, adn there had already been the First Bull Run, and Shiloh had stole off its souls, and the early days were done and dead and gone.

The tenth or eleventh night on the road we drank whiskey and hollered under the stars. There was a running race. Knif throwing. Cracker-swalling contest. Feats of strength. One of the boys tried to arm wrestle me and got the back of his hand scraped when I smacked it down. None of the others took a turn.

There was an old lady outside Kettering fetched me up a drink of water from her well, took a long look at me as she handed it to me, and told me I needed to watch my step. No one else outseid that lady saw what I was. I slept just exactly like a pine plank on that walk. I send Bartholomew my first letter from Dayton. I sent him about the same one from Cincinnati. I wrote that I missed him fierce. I wrote that I was fierce happy too.

--Laird Hunt, Neverhome (Little, Brown 2014) 9780316370134

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Book & Author Gossip

Growing up in a nice neighborhood

My Sunshine Away “I grew up in a nice neighborhood in Baton Rouge and have really fond memories of my youth,” Walsh says. “However, I’ve also always remembered overhearing a story about a girl on our block being raped when we were kids. I was too young at the time to know what that word truly meant, but as I’ve gotten older it always haunted me to think that a place I thought of so idyllically could be a sort of nightmare for someone else.” 9780399169526



The flotsam and jetsam of a community

Something Rich and StrangeHe has a poet’s urge not to waste a single word and a scholar’s knowledge of what he’s talking about. He travels back and forth in time, often as far back as the Civil War where neighbors were divided by their loyalties. The divisions persist to this day. He plays with time so effectively that in one story this reader was convinced a few pages were missing. It’s about a pond that has become a kind of lovers’ lane and public park for the region. Its owner is having it drained to avoid legal hassles. We are introduced to the flotsam and jetsam of an entire community. 9780062349347


The autobiographical novel

Flying ShoesLisa Howorth begins with enormous name recognition in the world of Southern letters. She and her husband, Richard, opened Square Books in Oxford, Miss., in 1979, and that store has been voted 2013 best independent bookstore in America. It is arguably the most desired stop for all touring writers. Howorth has had stories published in “Garden & Gun” and “The Oxford American.” “Flying Shoes” is her debut novel.  Set in 1996, in Oxford, there is an autobiographical story at the core. 9781620403013


Small Mammals and Funny Videos

Hall of Small MammalsThere isn't a weak story in Hall of Small Mammals, and Pierce is an endlessly incisive and engaging writer. It's a book full of wisdom and emotion, with stories that explore what it means to live and die in a world filled with invisible things: "You can only pretend the ghost is not there, hope it loses interest, evaporates, moves on, does whatever it is that ghosts do when they disappear completely." But ghosts, it turns out, are like extinct mammals, like videotaped falls, like childhood resentments — they might go invisible for years, but they never truly disappear, not really. 9781594632525

An illustrated review of The Hall of Small Mammals

Paris Interview with Thomas Pierce

In radio, you’re always aware that you have to win the listener’s attention. You’re wrestling them away from their breakfast or their drive or kids. So lesson one is to be interesting and engaging. You also learn quickly that the best sentence to read over the air is usually the simplest one—complex ideas don’t necessarily require complex sentences. Don’t get me wrong, I love beautiful, confusing sentences, too, but I also value clarity—and radio helped me in that regard.

You may only have ninety seconds to tell a story on the radio. When you write a radio script, there’s software you can use with a little clock in the upper right-hand corner that tells you the piece’s length in terms of time. This helps you to remember that what you’re creating will occupy a portion of a person’s day. One of my short stories might steal forty-two minutes from your life. I want to use your time wisely.

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Read This! Recommended Reading from Southern Booksellers

Okra Picks

From the Okra Picks

Unbecoming: A Novel
by Rebecca Scherm

The Hall of Small MammalsA major debut novel of psychological suspense about a daring art heist, a cat-and-mouse waiting game, and a small-town girl's mesmerizing transformation

On the grubby outskirts of Paris, Grace restores bric-a-brac, mends teapots, re-sets gems. She calls herself Julie, says she’s from California, and slips back to a rented room at night. Regularly, furtively, she checks the hometown paper on the Internet. Home is Garland, Tennessee, and there, two young men have just been paroled. One, she married; the other, she’s in love with. Both were jailed for a crime that Grace herself planned in exacting detail. The heist went bad—but not before she was on a plane to Prague with a stolen canvas rolled in her bag. And so, in Paris, begins a cat-and-mouse waiting game as Grace’s web of deception and lies unravels—and she becomes another young woman entirely.

Unbecoming is an intricately plotted and psychologically nuanced heist novel that turns on suspense and slippery identity. With echoes of Alfred Hitchcock and Patricia Highsmith, Rebecca Scherm’s mesmerizing debut is sure to entrance fans of Gillian Flynn, Marisha Pessl, and Donna Tartt.

Buy from an indie

More Okra Picks!

Recommended by Southern Booksellers on the January IndieNext List

DescentDescent: A Novel, by Tim Johnston

(Algonquin Books, 9781616203047, $25.95)

Descent is a gripping, utterly engrossing account of a girl’s disappearance in the Rocky Mountains. The aftermath of this tragedy is told in alternating voices: the injured brother at the scene of the accident when she left with a stranger to get help; the mother who has been hospitalized and stunned into breathtaking grief; the father who has been unable to leave the small town where the family was vacationing when his daughter disappeared — and most stunning of all, through the words of the victim herself. A real page-turner with a brilliantly conceived climax!” —Kelly Estep, Carmichael’s Bookstore, Louisville, KY

Almost Famous WomenAlmost Famous Women: Stories, by Megan Mayhew Bergman

(Scribner, 9781476786568, $25)

“Bergman’s latest collection of short stories is simply spectacular. In the tradition of her award-winning first collection, Birds of a Lesser Paradise, Bergman has given readers tales filled with achingly real, exquisitely crafted characters who seem to leap off the page. Beautifully told, the stories provide intimate snapshots of unique, lesser-known women in history, each facing life’s challenges head on — poverty and prejudice, hardship and sacrifice — bravely charging forward without looking back.” —Anderson McKean, Page & Palette, Fairhope, AL

The Unquiet DeadThe Unquiet Dead: A Novel, by Ausma Zehanat Khan

(Minotaur, 9781250055118, $25.99)

“This is part page-turning murder mystery with complex characters and part heartbreaking story of the Bosnian war that explores the themes of loss and the cost of justice. Rachel Getty and Esa Kahattak work in a special division of the Canadian police that handles minority-sensitive cases. They get called in on a case that looks like someone fell off the bluffs in an unfortunate accident, but rumors are that the victim isn’t an ‘average Joe’ at all, but a Bosnian war criminal using an assumed identity. As Esa and Rachel begin to investigate, they find that nothing is really as clear-cut as it seems. This is a brilliant debut, and I can’t wait to see more from this talented author.” —Amanda Skelton, Union Avenue Books, Knoxville, TN

Doing the Devil's WorkDoing the Devil’s Work: A Novel, by Bill Loehfelm

(Sarah Crichton Books, 9780374298586, $26)

“In this third book in a series, Maureen Coughlin, a gritty, strong-willed redhead, is finally a full-fledged New Orleans cop. After a mysterious corpse is found and a late-night traffic stop goes awry, all hell breaks loose. Is Maureen a target yet again? This book grabs readers from the first paragraph and only releases them wanting more a few hundred pages later. Venture in and become a part of Maureen Coughlin’s New Orleans, and you’ll be holding your breath for the entire ride!” —Amy Loewy, Garden District Book Shop, New Orleans, LA

Viking BayViking Bay: A Kay Hamilton Novel, by M.A. Lawson

(Blue Rider Press, 9780399165740, $26.95)

“As recounted in the first book in this series, Rosarito Beach, Kay Hamilton went rogue when working for the DEA and was fired. She now has the perfect job working for the Callahan Group, a top secret agency that does the government’s dirty work. Lawson has found the perfect vehicle for Kay’s daredevil personality and her no-holds-barred action when she is trying to right a wrong or bring someone to justice. A rogue agent in a rogue agency suits Kay to a T and makes for nonstop action and a great, entertaining read.” —Nancy McFarlane, Fiction Addiction, Greenville, SC

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Southern Indie Bestsellers

For the week ending January 11, 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. All the Light We Cannot See
Anthony Doerr, Scribner, $27, 9781476746586
2. Gray Mountain
John Grisham, Doubleday, $28.95, 9780385537148
3. Descent
Tim Johnston, Algonquin, $25.95, 9781616203047
4. The Boston Girl
Anita Diamant, Scribner, $26, 9781439199350
5. Insatiable Appetites
Stuart Woods, Putnam Adult, $27.95, 9780399169151
6. The Burning Room
Michael Connelly, Little Brown, $28, 9780316225939
7. The Escape
David Baldacci, Grand Central, $28, 9781455521197
8. As Chimney Sweepers Come to Dust
Alan Bradley, Delacorte, $25, 9780345539939
9. Redeployment
Phil Klay, Penguin Press, $26.95, 9781594204999
okra10. The Secret Wisdom of the Earth
Chris Scotton, Grand Central, $26, 9781455551927

11. Something Rich and Strange
Ron Rash, Ecco, $27.99, 9780062349347
12. The Goldfinch
Donna Tartt, Little Brown, $30, 9780316055437
13. Lila
Marilynne Robinson, FSG, $26, 9780374187613
14. The Rosie Effect
Graeme Simsion, S&S, $25.99, 9781476767314
15. The Paying Guests
Sarah Waters, Riverhead, $28.95, 9781594633119


1. Make It Ahead
Ina Garten, Clarkson Potter, $35, 9780307464880
2. Being Mortal
Atul Gawande, Metropolitan, $26, 9780805095159
3. Yes Please
Amy Poehler, Dey Street, $28.99, 9780062268341
4. The Motivation Manifesto
Brendon Burchard, Hay House, $19.99, 9781401948078
5. Can't We Talk About Something More Pleasant?
Roz Chast, Bloomsbury, $28, 9781608198061
6. Killing Patton
Bill O'Reilly, Martin Dugard, Holt, $30, 9780805096682
7. The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up
Marie Kondo, Ten Speed Press, $16.99, 9781607747307
8. Small Victories
Anne Lamott, Riverhead, $22.95, 9781594486296
9. Deep Down Dark
Hector Tobar, FSG, $26, 9780374280604
10. Everything I Need to Know I Learned From a Little Golden Book
Diane Muldrow, Golden Books, $9.99, 9780307977618
okra 11. Wayfaring Strangers
Fiona Ritchie, Doug Orr, University of North Carolina Press, $39.95, 9781469618227

12. Good Dog
David Dibenedetto (Ed.), Harperwave, $25.99, 9780062242358
13. The 20/20 Diet: Turn Your Weight Loss Vision Into Reality
Dr. Phil McGraw, Bird Street, $26, 9781939457318
okra14. Jerry Lee Lewis: His Own Story
Jerry Lee Lewis, Rick Bragg, Harper, $27.99, 9780062078223

15. The Innovators
Walter Isaacson, S&S, $35, 9781476708690


1. The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry
Gabrielle Zevin, Algonquin, $14.95, 9781616204518
2. Orphan Train
Christina Baker Kline, Morrow, $14.99, 9780061950728
3. The Rosie Project
Graeme Simsion, S&S, $15.99, 9781476729091
4. Me Before You
Jojo Moyes, Penguin, $16, 9780143124542
5. Gone Girl
Gillian Flynn, Broadway, $15, 9780553418361
6. The Martian
Andy Weir, Broadway, $15, 9780553418026
7. Inherent Vice
Thomas Pynchon, Penguin, $17, 9780143126850
8. Americanah
Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, Anchor, $15.95, 9780307455925
9. The Luminaries
Eleanor Catton, Back Bay, $18, 9780316074292
10. Where'd You Go, Bernadette
Maria Semple, Back Bay, $14.99, 9780316204262
11. Dept. of Speculation
Jenny Offill, Vintage, $15, 9780345806871
12. Sharp Objects
Gillian Flynn, Three Rivers, $14, 9780307341556
13. Dark Places
Gillian Flynn, Three Rivers, $14, 9780307341570
okra14. The Secret of Magic
Deborah Johnson, Berkley, $16, 9780425272787

15. Serena
Ron Rash, Ecco, $14.99, 9780061470844


1. Unbroken
Laura Hillenbrand, Random House, $16, 9780812987119
2. Wild
Cheryl Strayed, Vintage, $15.95, 9781101873441
3. The Boys in the Boat
Daniel James Brown, Penguin, $17, 9780143125471
4. American Sniper
Chris Kyle, Scott McEwen, Morrow, $15.99, 9780062376336
5. The World Almanac and Book of Facts, 2015
Sarah Janssen (Ed.), World Almanac, $13.99, 9781600571909
6. The Power of Habit
Charles Duhigg, Random House, $16, 9780812981605
7. Really Important Stuff My Dog Has Taught Me
Cynthia L. Copeland, Workman, $12.95, 9780761181798
8. Eat Bacon, Don't Jog
Grant Petersen, Workman, $13.95, 9780761180548
9. The Heart of Everything That Is
Bob Drury, Tom Clavin, S&S, $17, 9781451654684
10. The Power of Now
Eckhart Tolle, New World, $15, 9781577314806
11. The Men Who United the States
Simon Winchester, Harper Perennial, $16.99, 9780062079619
12. The Sixth Extinction: An Unnatural History
Elizabeth Kolbert, Picador USA, $16, 9781250062185
13. Provence, 1970
Luke Barr, Clarkson Potter, $15, 9780307718358
14. The Death of Santini
Pat Conroy, Dial, $16, 9780385343527
15. Wreck This Journal
Keri Smith, Perigee, $15, 9780399161940


1. Gone Girl
Gillian Flynn, Broadway, $9.99, 9780553418354
2. American Sniper
Chris Kyle, Scott McEwen, Harper, $9.99, 9780062376572
3. To Kill a Mockingbird
Harper Lee, Grand Central, $8.99, 9780446310789
4. The Name of the Wind
Patrick Rothfuss, DAW, $8.99, 9780756404741
5. The Catcher in the Rye
J.D. Salinger, Little Brown, $8.99, 9780316769488
6. Lord of the Flies
William Golding, Perigee, $9.99, 9780399501487
7. 1984
George Orwell, Signet, $9.99, 9780451524935
8. The Hobbit
J.R.R. Tolkien, Del Rey, $8.99, 9780345534835
9. The Tragedy of Julius Caesar
William Shakespeare, Washington Square Press, $5.99, 9780743482745
10. The Lord of the Rings:The Fellowship of the Ring
J.R.R. Tolkien, Ballantine, $8.99, 9780345339706


1. Goodnight Moon
Margaret Wise Brown, Clement Hurd (Illus.), Harper, $8.99, 9780694003617
2. The Day the Crayons Quit
Drew Daywalt, Oliver Jeffers (Illus.), Philomel, $17.99, 9780399255373
3. Pat the Bunny
Dorothy Kunhardt, Golden, $9.99, 9780307120007
4. The Very Hungry Caterpillar
Eric Carle, Putnam, $10.99, 9780399226908
5. Once Upon an Alphabet
Oliver Jeffers, Philomel, $26.99, 9780399167911
6. Goodnight, Goodnight, Construction Site
Sherri Duskey Rinker, Tom Lichtenheld (Illus.), Chronicle, $16.99, 9780811877824
7. The Book With No Pictures
B.J. Novak, Dial, $17.99, 9780803741713
8. Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See?
Bill Martin, Eric Carle (Illus.), Holt, $7.95, 9780805047905
9. Little Blue Truck
Alice Schertle, Jill McElmurry (Illus.), Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, $6.99, 9780547248288
10. Green Eggs and Ham
Dr. Seuss, Random House, $8.99, 9780394800165


1. The Giver
Lois Lowry, Harcourt, $9.99, 9780544340688
2. All the Bright Places
Jennifer Niven, Knopf Books for Young Readers, $17.99, 9780385755887
3. Paper Towns
John Green, Speak, $9.99, 9780142414934
4. Looking for Alaska
John Green, Speak, $9.99, 9780142402511
5. Brown Girl Dreaming
Jacqueline Woodson, Nancy Paulsen Books, $16.99, 9780399252518
6. The Fault in Our Stars
John Green, Speak, $12.99, 9780142424179
7. If I Stay
Gayle Forman, Speak, $10.99, 9780147514530
8. The One and Only Ivan
Katherine Applegate, Patricia Castelao (Illus.), Harper, $7.99, 9780061992278
9. Big Magic for Little Hands: 25 Astounding Illusions for Young Magicians
Joshua Jay, Workman, $19.95, 9780761180098
10. The Book Thief
Markus Zusak, Knopf, $12.99, 9780385754729


1. Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul
Jeff Kinney, Amulet, $13.95, 9781419711893
2. The Lightning Thief (Percy Jackson and the Olympians, Book 1)
Rick Riordan, Hyperion, $7.99, 9781423134947
3. The Death Cure (The Maze Runner, Book 3)
James Dashner, Delacorte, $9.99, 9780385738781
4. The Scorch Trials (The Maze Runner, Book 2)
James Dashner, Ember, $9.99, 9780385738767
5. The Blood of Olympus (The Heroes of Olympus, Book Five)
Rick Riordan, Hyperion, $19.99, 9781423146735
6. The Lost Hero (The Heroes of Olympus, Book One)
Rick Riordan, Hyperion, $9.99, 9781423113461
7. The Hunger Games
Suzanne Collins, Scholastic, $12.99, 9780545425117
8. Firefight (The Reckoners, #2)
Brandon Sanderson, Delacorte, $18.99, 9780385743587
9. The Maze Runner
James Dashner, Delacorte, $10.99, 9780385385206
10. Insurgent (Divergent, #2)
Veronica Roth, Katherine Tegen Books, $17.99, 9780062024046

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In This Issue

Special to the Southern List

Click on a book to purchase from a great indie bookstore! See the full Southern Indie Bestseller list here.

Insatiable Appetites
The Secret Wisdom of the Earth
Something Rich and Strange
The Motivation Manifesto
Wayfaring Strangers
Good Dog
Jerry Lee Lewis: His Own Story
The Innovators
Me Before You
The Luminaries
Dept. of Speculation
Sharp Objects
Dark Places
The Secret of Magic
Really Important Stuff My Dog Has Taught Me
Eat Bacon, Don't Jog
The Power of Now
The Men Who United the States
Provence, 1970
The Death of Santini
Wreck This Journal
To Kill a Mockingbird
The Name of the Wind
The Catcher in the Rye
Lord of the Flies
The Hobbit
The Tragedy of Julius Caesar
The Lord of the Rings:The Fellowship of the Ring
Goodnight, Goodnight, Construction Site
Green Eggs and Ham
Big Magic for Little Hands: 25 Astounding Illusions for Young Magicians
Where'd You Go, Bernadette


Events at Southen Indie Bookstores

Michael Fernandez - Humbled by the Journey - Gables  (author appearance)
Michael Fernandez
01/22/2015, 07:00 pm
Books & Books Inc
Coral Gables, FL

Catherine Faherty discusses her book Autism: What Does It Mean To Me?  (author appearance)
Catherine Faherty
01/22/2015, 07:00 pm
Flyleaf Books
Chapel Hill, NC

Robert Weiss and Zalman Raffael - Preview Carolina Ballet Performance  (other event)
01/22/2015, 07:00 pm
Quail Ridge Books & Music
Raleigh, NC

Stephen Hren -Max's Hungry Ghost  (author appearance)
Stephen Hren
01/22/2015, 07:00 pm
Regulator Bookshop
durham, NC

Heather W. Cobham  (author appearance)
Heather W. Cobham
01/22/2015, 07:00 pm
Scuppernong Books
Greensboro, NC

Storytime Thursdays  (other event)
01/22/2015, 10:30 am
Fiction Addiction
Greenville, SC

Author event with Bridgette Bates, author of What Is Not Missing Is Light  (author appearance)
Bridgette Bates
01/22/2015, 06:30 pm
Parnassus Books
Nashville, TN

Panel discussion with Sharon Draper: Diversity in Children's Books  (author appearance)
Sharon Draper
01/22/2015, 06:00 pm
Parnassus Books
Nashville, TN

DEIDRE FRANKLIN presents PINUPS FOR PITBULLS  (author appearance)
Deidre Franklin
01/23/2015, 07:00 pm
Malaprops Bookstore

Ted Henken - Entrepreneurial Cuba - Gables  (author appearance)
Ted Henken
01/23/2015, 06:30 pm
Books & Books Inc
Coral Gables, FL

Marcus Jovaisa - Unseen Cuba - Gables  (author appearance)
Marcus Jovaisa
01/23/2015, 08:00 pm
Books & Books Inc
Coral Gables, FL

Marcus Jovaisa - Unseen Cuba - Gables  (author appearance)
Marcus Jovaisa
01/23/2015, 08:00 pm
Books & Books Inc
Coral Gables, FL

Chris Cox Reading  (author appearance)
Chris Cox
01/23/2015, 06:30 pm
City Lights Bookstore
Sylva, NC

okraChristopher Scotton reads from his novel The Secret Wisdom of the Earth  (author appearance)
Christopher Scotton
01/23/2015, 07:00 pm
Flyleaf Books
Chapel Hill, NC

Sarah Addison Allen - First Frost  (author appearance)
Sarah Addison Allen
01/23/2015, 07:00 pm
Quail Ridge Books & Music
Raleigh, NC

Jeremy Jones- Bearwallow  (author appearance)
Jeremy Jones
01/23/2015, 07:00 pm
Scuppernong Books
Greensboro, NC

J. Grahame Long -Author of Stolen Charleston  (author appearance)
J. Grahame Long
01/23/2015, 11:00 am
Litchfield Books
Pawleys Island, SC

READ-A-THON PARTY!  (other event)
01/24/2015, 12:00 pm
Malaprops Bookstore

Ricardo Fleshman
01/24/2015, 11:00 am
Page After Page Bookstore

María Manuela Pinto - Bianca é Bianca - Gables  (author appearance)
María Manuela Pinto
01/24/2015, 04:00 pm
Books & Books Inc
Coral Gables, FL

Badass, Lip Service: True Stories, The Double Album edited by Andrea Askowitz - Gables  (author appearance)
Andrea Askowitz
01/24/2015, 07:00 pm
Books & Books Inc
Coral Gables, FL

Antonio Simon Jr. - The Gullwing Odyssey - Gables  (author appearance)
Antonio Simon Jr.
01/24/2015, 07:00 pm
Books & Books Inc
Coral Gables, FL

Colleen Oakley – Before I Go  (author appearance)
Colleen Oakley
01/24/2015, 02:00 pm
McIntyre's Fine Books
Pittsboro, NC

McIntyre's Books Author Events Sarah Addison Allen – First Frost  (author appearance)
Sarah Addison Allen
01/24/2015, 11:00 am
McIntyre's Fine Books
Pittsboro, NC

Author Event: A History Of Lake Norman - Chuck McShane  (author appearance)
Chuck McShane
01/24/2015, 02:00 pm
Park Road Books
Charlotte, NC

NC Children's Authors with Writing for Children Workshop  (writers group)
01/24/2015, 11:00 am
Quail Ridge Books & Music
Raleigh, NC

National Readathon Day  (other event)
01/24/2015, 04:00 pm
Fiction Addiction
Greenville, SC

The 2015 Upstate Regional Finals of Poetry Out Loud  (other event)
01/24/2015, 02:00 pm
Hub City Bookshop
Spartanburg, SC

Author event with Sandy Arevalo, author of Artisan Caramels  (author appearance)
Sandy Arevalo
01/24/2015, 02:00 pm
Parnassus Books
Nashville, TN

Lynn Yvonne Moon- In the Defendant's Chair  (author appearance)
Lynn Yvonne Moon
01/24/2015, 10:00 am
Prince Books
Norfolk, VA

Joan Childs - Panel Discussion with Dr. Abbey Strauss - Gables  (author appearance)
Joan Childs
01/25/2015, 04:00 pm
Books & Books Inc
Coral Gables, FL

Lili Bita and Robert Zaller  (author appearance)
Lili Bita
01/25/2015, 02:00 pm
Bookstore 1 Sarasota
Sarasota, FL

New & Notable Book Club: STATION ELEVEN by Emily St. John Mandel  (book club)
01/25/2015, 06:15 pm
Avid Bookshop
Athens, GA

Dr David Grimes discusses Every Third Woman in America: How Legal Abortion Transformed Our Nation  (author appearance)
David Grimes
01/25/2015, 02:00 pm
Flyleaf Books
Chapel Hill, NC

Author Event: The Political Career of W. Kerr Scott: The Squire from Haw River ( New Directions in Southern History ) - Julian Pleasants  (author appearance)
Julian Pleasants
01/25/2015, 02:00 pm
Park Road Books
Charlotte, NC

Coral Gables…READS!  (other event)
01/26/2015, 06:00 pm
Books & Books Inc
Coral Gables, FL

CORAL GABLES READS: Les Standiford - Last Train to Paradise - Gables  (other event)
01/26/2015, 06:00 pm
Books & Books Inc
Coral Gables, FL

01/26/2015, 06:30 pm
Inkwood Books
Tampa, FL

Writing With Intent  (writers group)
01/26/2015, 06:30 pm
Charis Books & More
Atlanta, GA

Book Lovers Club  (book club)
01/26/2015, 07:00 pm
Flyleaf Books
Chapel Hill, NC

Walt Wolfram, Neal Hutcheson & Danica Cullinan - First Language DVD  (other event)
01/26/2015, 07:00 pm
Quail Ridge Books & Music
Raleigh, NC

Tim Johnston- Descent  (author appearance)
Tim Johnston
01/26/2015, 07:00 pm
Scuppernong Books
Greensboro, NC

okraChristopher Scotton Book Talk & Signing  (author appearance)
Christopher Scotton
01/26/2015, 06:30 pm
Fiction Addiction
Greenville, SC

Author event with Frank Portman- author of King Dork Approximately  (author appearance)
Frank Portman
01/26/2015, 05:30 pm
Parnassus Books
Nashville, TN

Florida Animals for Everyday Naturalists  (author appearance)
Larry Allan
01/27/2015, 05:30 pm
Copperfish Books

TIM JOHNSTON presents DESCENT  (author appearance)
Tim Johnston
01/27/2015, 07:00 pm
Malaprops Bookstore

Ismael Cala - Un buen hijo de ...p - Gables  (author appearance)
Ismael Cala
01/27/2015, 06:30 pm
Books & Books Inc
Coral Gables, FL

Dan Gutman- The Genius Files #5: License to Thrill   (author appearance)
Dan Gutman
01/27/2015, 04:30 pm
Octavia Books
New Orleans, LA

Kel Landis discusses The Little Book of Do!  (author appearance)
Kel Landis III
01/27/2015, 02:00 pm
Flyleaf Books
Chapel Hill, NC

Matt Kepnes - How to Travel the World on $50 a Day  (author appearance)
Matt Kepnes
01/27/2015, 07:00 pm
Quail Ridge Books & Music
Raleigh, NC

Shalom Goldman -Zeal for Zion  (author appearance)
Shalom Goldman
01/27/2015, 07:00 pm
Regulator Bookshop
durham, NC

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