Southern Indie Bestsellers


1. Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki and His Years of Pilgrimage
Haruki Murakami, Knopf, $25.95, 9780385352109
2. Big Little Lies
Liane Moriarty, Amy Einhorn Books/Putnam, $26.95, 9780399167065
3. The Goldfinch
Donna Tartt, Little Brown, $30, 9780316055437
4. All the Light We Cannot See
Anthony Doerr, Scribner, $27, 9781476746586
okra5. The Invention of Wings
Sue Monk Kidd, Viking, $27.95, 9780670024780

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Patti Callahan Henry and Mary Alice Monroe

Patti Callahan Henry and Mary Alice Monroe
“But then there I was, standing on your front porch with a suitcase ready to stay the night and I thought, What if she is crazy and I’m about to enter Crazy-Land?.”

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Okra Picks

On the benefits of fried bologna sandwiches.

In which Mr. Andrew Hudgins's mother does her ironing, her ladyship reads a book in a plain brown wrapper, and Mr. Steve Almond preaches against football and lives to tell the tale (so far). Lady Banks' Commonplace Book

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HOLD LOVE STRONG by MATTHEW AARON GOODMAN

HOLD LOVE STRONG by MATTHEW AARON GOODMAN – “Goodman’s relevant and enlightening debut novel belongs somewhere on the shelf between Richard Wright’s Native Son and Lorraine Hansberry’s A Raisin in the Sun, both for its social importance and literary beauty. The novel is told in a series of vignettes, and centers around Abraham Singleton, a young man using all his available resources to navigate the housing projects of New York City. For Abraham, desperation and hope always coexist, but with the ups and downs of his life he finds one constant: the enduring love of his family. A brilliant read, everyone should be able to get into this coming of age story.” Amanda at Inkwood Book in Tampa, FL

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Southern Indie Lit Crossword Puzzle Book

The Southern Indie Lit Crossword Puzzle Book

How well do you know your Southern lit? We dare you to use a pen on these crossword puzzles, each inspired by one of the winning titles of the SIBA Book Award, honoring ten years of the very best in Southern literature as chosen by the people who would know...Southern Independent Booksellers! A great gift for your book club, for puzzle-lovers, and anyone who loves Southern literature. $9.95 paperback. Available at Southern Indie Bookstores.

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