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Week of February 7, 2019
 
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{It takes a book to feed a town.}
 
In which Mr. Greg Iles puts a booksigning to good purpose, Mr. Alan Gratz doesn't think a book should be banned just because you don't like it, and Mr. Leonard Pitts, Jr. suggests that we've already had one race war and we don't need another.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

Dearest Readers

"There is a tendency in this country to speak almost casually of a possible future race war," says the writer Leonard Pitts, Jr. in his interview with Jon Mayes below, "But it's my contention that the world has already had its race war - 1939 to 1945 - and that if we're smart, we'll never do it again."

We CAst a ShadowNews travels fast in a bookseller's world. And when it comes to books, it also travels early. That Leonard Pitts, Jr. had a new novel coming in the spring was one of those pieces of news passed around from bookseller to bookseller last fall. Pitts is a Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist for the Miami Herald, and the author of numerous books, both nonfiction and fiction. Her ladyship still remembers her own "discovery" of Pitts's work, in a spectacular novel called Freeman, about an escaped slave searching for his wife in a war-ravaged South. The book put Mr. Pitts on her ladyship, the editor's list of "I can't wait for the paperback" writers. She has not once been disappointed.

Leonard Pitts, Jr.'s latest novel, just released this week, is The Things You Surrender -- the story of three different people from the Jim Crow South, who are caught up in the maelstrom of World War II. A white man who survives Pearl Harbor thanks to the sacrifice of one of his black shipmates. A black woman who works at an Alabama shipyard. A black man drafted to fight Nazis in an all-black battalion.

"It is an intensely engaging novel of World War II and of an America at war not only with enemies seeking to conquer and oppress, but with its own realities of racism and oppression." says Stephanie Jones-Byrne from Malaprop's Bookstore/Cafe in Asheville, NC. "It utterly satisfies as page-turning fiction with resonant characters, deft plotting, evocative setting, and visceral depictions. It is also much more... Through these characters we are immersed in a world of deep conflict, change and moral questioning about who matters and why."

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Lady Banks' Pick of the Week
 
 
 
Lady Banks' Commonplace Book
 
Excerpted noteworthy poetry and prose from her ladyship's bedside reading stack.
 

 

The Atlas of Reds and BluesMoving Day in the Ordinary World

. . . In which she moves thirteen long miles to a new house, three girls in tow, their beloved shepherd parked in a kennel, their belongings painstakingly packed box by box and hauled over from the old house bit by bit, the man of the hour, her husband, on a business trip, first France and then Japan, during this entire event. They move from the boundaries of Atlanta’s city limits to just inside the enclosing arms of suburbia. Black clouds waste no time: heavens open up, trees swing like pendulums, thunder fails to cease. The rain unrelenting, impassable roads under perpetual construction, strip malls decorated in neon, gated brick monstrosities and carpet-soft lawns, ravines covered in kudzu, etched metal historical markers dot streets like stop signs—subtly celebrating the Confederacy one hundred and thirty-nine years after the loss; commuters honking a concerto of road rage, the smog-laced air they all breathe, and a pair of shopgirls crossing the street when they see her coming . . .

 

--Devi S. Laskar, The Atlas of Reds and Blues (Counterpoint, 2019) 9781640091535

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Read This! Books with Street Ced
 
Recommended reading from Southern Indie Booksellers


We Cast a Shadow by Maurice Carlos Ruffin
Maurice Carlos Ruffin's new novel, We Cast a Shadow, is an earth-shaking and eye-opening story of how a father will stop at nothing to ensure that his son will have a safe and happy life, even if it means completely erasing who his son is. A passionate story that offers controversial topics and themes, one can't help feel for all the characters involved in this tale of race and what one's place means in society. This book raises all of the right points and is absolutely a must-read.

We Cast a Shadow by Maurice Carlos Ruffin ($27.00*, (PRH) One World), recommended by Bookmarks, Winston-Salem, NC.

 A Winter 2019 Okra Pick

 

 



The Smiling Man by Joseph Knox
The Smiling Man is a contemporary thriller that reads like an old-fashioned noir. Joseph Knox did a brilliant job telling two parallel stories and tying them together towards the end. While I began to have an inkling of the connection, Knox kept the details sparse enough and the suspense high enough that I was never sure of what I knew and what I had missed completely. Like any noir hero, Aidan Waits is flawed and often unlikable, but he has a core of decency that you can't help but root for. I did not realize that this was the second in a series until after I completed the book. I think it stands alone nicely and I enjoyed it even without any backstory that I may have missed from Book I.

The Smiling Man by Joseph Knox ($26.00*, Crown), recommended by The Oxford Exchange, Tampa, FL.

 



A Curse So Dark and Lonely by Brigid Kemmerer
A tale as old as time with a modern, fresh spin! I loved everything from the smart, empowered characters to the spin on the beast and the curse to the supporting cast of characters--the only problem is a cliffhanger that leaves you on the edge of your seat! 

A Curse So Dark and Lonely by Brigid Kemmerer ($18.99*, Bloomsbury YA), recommended by Bookmarks, Winston-Salem, NC.

 
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Jon Mayes talks with Leonard Pitts, Jr.
 
Excerpted noteworthy poetry and prose from her ladyship's bedside reading stack.
 

 

Leonard Pitts, Jr. The Last Thing You Surrender 

JM: Hi Leonard,

The last time I interviewed you Grant Park had just been released and was receiving rave reviews. And speaking of that blog post, you gave me one of the most thought out and earnest answers to my "Time Travel" question that I have ever received from any author. For readers who haven't had that pleasure you can find it here.

Let's talk a bit about The Last Thing You Surrender, releasing in this month: This book is set during WWII and makes reference to a number of real places and events. Can you talk about what your research process looked like? 

LP: If I had known how much research this book would require before I started it, I don't think I would have started it.  The Second World War was such a traumatic experience for the generation that lived through it that I felt an overwhelming responsibility to get it right - and to not sugarcoat its horrors.  I read, re-read or consulted dozens of books, pestered the Army and Navy about picayune historical details (would the deck of the USS Oklahoma have been made of steel?), downloaded a playlist of World War II era music, haunted a number of museums, including the World War II museum in New Orleans, talked to my doctor about the anatomical challenges of cutting off a human head, spent days at the Library of Congress poring over maps and reading old copies of the Mobile Register and drove down to Mobile, where I spent a few days poking around trying to get a sense of the city.

JM: George Simon, one of the main characters, was pulled from a ship that was severely damaged in the attack at Pearl Harbor. What ship was it?

LP: I purposely didn't name the ship, so as to spare myself grief from historians about any liberties I took, but it's based on the USS Oklahoma, which was struck that morning and capsized in about half an hour.  The scene of the men trapped in steering aft is based on fact.

JM: What was the genesis of the book? Where did the idea first come from and why did you want to write about WWII?

LP: I've always been fascinated by that era - I consider it the hinge point of the 20th century.  I watch the Ken Burns documentary, "The War" every few years, I found myself reading a lot of histories.  At some point, I guess, I figured that if my fascination was that intense, there might be a story hiding in there.

JM: Can you tell us about your trip to Mobile during your research? What did you do there, and how did it influence what went into the book? Did you learn anything surprising about the city?

LP: Had it been feasible, I'd have also gone to Japan and Australia, maybe even Guadalcanal.  Couldn't swing those, but Mobile is just down the highway.  I went to get a sense of the layout of the city, so I did a lot of walking and driving around.  While there, I discovered Bienville Square, which I'd never heard of, and which became a sort of minor character in the book.  What I came to appreciate about the city - and George speaks to this once or twice - is that it has a self-image as a very genteel place, a bastion of Southern refinement.  Of course, as history shows, beneath all that gentility and refinement, the same old hatreds simmered.

"I think of "Surrender" as a novel of race, faith and war." 

JM: In your own words, how would you describe the books? 

LP: I think of "Surrender" as a novel of race, faith and war.  It follows two families - one black, one white - from the Jim Crow South through the turmoil of the Second World War and traces the fighting that went on in Europe, the Pacific, and right here at home.

 

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Cemetery Road"When I read recently that the Stewpot has been feeding people for one dollar per meal, I realized that the booksigning could provide more than 10,000 meals for needy folks in our town."

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If I Can Cook You Know God Can"Tavis Smiley says he “is the most insightful and inspiring columnist of his generation.”"

keep reading: A Conversation with Leonard Pitts, Jr.

 

Ban This Book"it doesn’t matter whether you like a book or do n’t like a book – it’s not about taste. All books should be there and available for everybody"

keep reading: Alan Gratz and the Secret Banned Book Locker Library

 

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The Okra Picks: The winter season

 

Make a New Year’s Resolution to read more Okra! Southern Independent booksellers have chosen the 2019 Winter Okra Picks – a collection of the best forthcoming Southern books of the season. Add a bit of tasty reading to your literary diet. Serve yourself a helping of Okra Picks.

 

"This is one of those stories that sticks with you. Haunting and horrific. Poetic and poignant. Beautiful and brutal. A story that needs to be told from a voice who deserves to be heard. "
--Amanda, Page 158 Books, Wake Forest, NC


The Atlas of Reds and Blues by Devi LaskarWhen a woman—known only as Mother—moves her family from Atlanta to its wealthy suburbs, she discovers that neither the times nor the people have changed since her childhood in a small Southern town. Despite the intervening decades, Mother is met with the same questions: Where are you from? No, where are you really from? The American-born daughter of Bengali immigrants, she finds that her answer—Here—is never enough.

Mother's simmering anger breaks through one morning, when, during a violent and unfounded police raid on her home, she finally refuses to be complacent. As she lies bleeding from a gunshot wound, her thoughts race from childhood games with her sister and visits to cousins in India, to her time in the newsroom before having her three daughters, to the early days of her relationship with a husband who now spends more time flying business class than at home.

The Atlas of Reds and Blues grapples with the complexities of the second-generation American experience, what it means to be a woman of color in the workplace, and a sister, a wife, and a mother to daughters in today's America. Drawing inspiration from the author's own terrifying experience of a raid on her home, Devi S. Laskar's debut novel explores, in exquisite, lyrical prose, an alternate reality that might have been.

The Atlas of Reds and Blues by Devi Laskar

February 2, 2019 | (IPS) Counterpoint | 9781640091535

"A big, fat Southern family saga sure to please book clubs and individual readers alike! Fall in love with the Forsters, a big rangy clan of soda pop tycoons and their kin. Travel from a small town Mississippi drug store to Hollywood, from the White House to Josephine Baker's bedroom in Paris. Just as diverse as the locations are the personalities of the Forsters, various in-laws and hangers-on, faithful employees, and mortal enemies. And so many secrets!!! Treat yourself to the Libro.fm audiobook version. It's spectacular. Feels like you're on a ride! "
--Kelly, Fountain Bookstore, Richmond, VA


American Pop by Snowden WrightThe story of a family.

The story of an empire.

The story of a nation.

Moving from Mississippi to Paris to New York and back again, an epic saga of family, ambition, passion, and tragedy that brings to life one unforgettable Southern dynasty—the Forsters, founders of the world’s first major soft-drink company—against the backdrop of more than a century of American cultural history.

The child of immigrants, Houghton Forster has always hungered for more—from his time as a young boy in Mississippi, working twelve-hour days at his father’s drugstore; to the moment he first laid eyes on his future wife, Annabelle Teague, a true Southern belle of aristocratic lineage; to his invention of the delicious fizzy drink that would transform him from tiller boy into the founder of an empire, the Panola Cola Company, and entice a youthful, enterprising nation entering a hopeful new age.

As the heads of a preeminent American family spoken about in the same breath as the Hearsts and the Rockefellers, Houghton and Annabelle raise their four children with the expectation they’ll one day become world leaders. The burden of greatness falls early on eldest son Montgomery, a handsome and successful politician who has never recovered from the horrors and heartbreak of the Great War. His younger siblings Ramsey and Lance, known as the “infernal twins,” are rivals not only in wit and beauty, but in their utter carelessness with the lives and hearts of others. Their brother Harold, as gentle and caring as the twins can be cruel, is slowed by a mental disability—and later generations seem equally plagued by misfortune, forcing Houghton to seriously consider: who should control the company after he’s gone?

A tour de force of original storytelling, American Pop is an irresistible blend of fact and fiction, the mundane and the mythical, and utilizes techniques of historical reportage to capture how, in Nathaniel Hawthorne’s words, “families are always rising and falling in America,” and to explore the many ways in which nostalgia can manipulate cultural memory—and the stories we choose to tell about ourselves.

American Pop by Snowden Wright
February 5, 2019 | William Morrow | 9780062697745

 

 

 

 

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Southern Indie Bestsellers
 

For the week ending February 3. Books on the Southern Indie Bestseller List that are southern in nature or have been recently recommended by southern indie booksellers.

 

Southern Indie Bestsellers

 
See the full list here.
The Southern Book Prize | A SIBA Okra Pick
Special to the Southern List | Read This Next!
Printable versions (PDF): Hardcover | Paperback | Children's
 
 
 
HARDCOVER FICTION
 

1. Where the Crawdads Sing
Delia Owens, Putnam, $26, 9780735219090
2. Unsheltered
Barbara Kingsolver, Harper, $29.99, 9780062684561
3. The New Iberia Blues
James Lee Burke, S&S, $27.99, 9781501176876
4. The Overstory
Richard Powers, Norton, $27.95, 9780393635522
5. The Reckoning
John Grisham, Doubleday, $29.95, 9780385544153

 
HARDCOVER NONFICTION
 
1. Becoming
Michelle Obama, Crown, $32.50, 9781524763138
2. Educated
Tara Westover, Random House, $28, 9780399590504
3. The Library Book
Susan Orlean, S&S, $28, 9781476740188
4. The First Conspiracy
Brad Meltzer, Josh Mensch, Flatiron Books, $29.99, 9781250130334
5. Salt, Fat, Acid, Heat
Samin Nosrat, Wendy MacNaughton (Illus.), S&S, $35, 9781476753836
 
Special to the Southern List
 

We Cast a Shadow Maurice Carlos Ruffin, One World, $27,  Almost Everything Anne Lamott, Riverhead, $20, One Day in December Josie Silver, Broadway, $16, Jefferson's Daughters: Three Sisters, White and Black, in a Young America Catherine Kerrison, Ballantine, $18, 

 
 
 
FICTION of note
 

1. Where the Crawdads Sing
Delia Owens, Putnam, $26, 9780735219090
8. Sugar Run

Mesha Maren, Algonquin, $26.95, 9781616206215
9. The Current
Tim Johnston, Algonquin, $27.95, 9781616206772
13. No Sunscreen for the Dead
Tim Dorsey, Morrow, $26.99, 9780062795885
15. We Cast a Shadow
Maurice Carlos Ruffin, One World, $27, 9780525509066
12. One Day in December

Josie Silver, Broadway, $16, 9780525574682
15. The Handmaid's Tale

Margaret Atwood, Anchor, $15.95, 9780525435006
2. Merci Suárez Changes Gears

Meg Medina, Candlewick, $16.99, 9780763690496
8. The Gilded Wolves
Roshani Chokshi, Wednesday Books, $18.99, 9781250144546
9. The Giver
Lois Lowry, HMH Books for Young Readers, $9.99, 9780544340688
10. Blended
Sharon M. Draper, Atheneum/Caitlyn Dlouhy Books, $16.99, 9781442495005

 
NONFICTION of note
 
12. Almost Everything
Anne Lamott, Riverhead, $20, 9780525537441
14. Calypso
David Sedaris, Little Brown, $28, 9780316392389
15. The Point of It All
Charles Krauthammer, Crown Forum, $28, 9781984825483
4. The Last Castle
Denise Kiernan, Touchstone, $17, 9781476794051
7. Jefferson's Daughters: Three Sisters, White and Black, in a Young America
Catherine Kerrison, Ballantine, $18, 9781101886267
8. Grant
Ron Chernow, Penguin, $22, 9780143110637
9. Hillbilly Elegy
J.D. Vance, Harper, $16.99, 9780062300553
10. The Color of Law
Richard Rothstein, Liveright, $17.95, 9781631494536
14. The Glass Castle
Jeannette Walls, Scribner, $17, 9781501171581
15. Shoe Dog
Phil Knight, Scribner, $20, 9781501135927
 
         
 
 
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Events
 
What's happening at Southern Indies across the South?
 
See the full calendar | Find a Southern Indie Bookstore near you.
 

Charles Todd Booksigning  (author appearance)
Charles Todd | 02/08/2019, 07:00 pm | Murder on the Beach Mystery Bookstore | Delray Beach, FL

Jill Santopolo  (author appearance)
Jill Santopolo | 02/08/2019, 06:30 pm | Oxford Exchange | Tampa, FL

Kristina McMorris  (author appearance)
Kristina McMorris | 02/08/2019, 11:00 am | Bookstore 1 Sarasota | Sarasota, FL

Author Kristina McMorris  (author appearance)
Kristina McMorris | 02/08/2019, 06:00 pm | Copperfish Books | Punta Gorda, FL

Elizabeth Weitzman with RENEGADE WOMEN IN FILM AND TV  (author appearance)
Elizabeth Weitzman | 02/08/2019, 12:00 pm | Square Books | Oxford, MS

J.D. Allen - Skin Game: A Sin City Investigation  (author appearance)
J.D. Allen | 02/08/2019, 07:00 pm | Quail Ridge Books | Raleigh, NC

Gareth Frank Author of The Moment Between  (author appearance)
Gareth Frank | 02/08/2019, 11:00 am | Litchfield Books | Pawleys Island, SC

Hue Henry: Take Down: Inside the Jan Kemp Affair @ Avid Prince location  (author appearance)
Hue Henry | 02/09/2019, 06:30 pm | Avid Bookshop | Athens, GA

On the Come Up: Angie Thomas and Nic Stone in Conversation   (author appearance)
Angie Thomas | 02/09/2019, 06:30 pm | Charis Books & More | Atlanta, GA

Charles Martin, What If It’s True?  (author appearance)
Charles Martin | 02/09/2019, 02:00 pm | FoxTale Book Shoppe | Woodstock, GA

Michael Revere’s New Poetry Collection  (author appearance)
Michael Revere | 02/09/2019, 03:00 pm | City Lights Bookstore | Sylva, NC

Book Signing: Michelle Breyer  (author appearance)
Michelle Breyer | 02/09/2019, 10:30 am | Main Street Books | Davidson, NC

Why Old Places Matter: A Conversation with Author Tom Mayes  (author appearance)
Tom Mayes | 02/09/2019, 04:00 pm | Main Street Books | Davidson, NC

Author Event: Michelle Neely Stowe - Mindful Moments  (author appearance)
Michelle Neely Stowe | 02/09/2019, 10:00 am | Park Road Books | Charlotte, NC

Children's Storytime: Carey Pahel, Rufus the Mild-Mannered Bull  (author appearance)
Carey Pahel | 02/09/2019, 11:00 am | Scuppernong Books | Greensboro, NC

Author Fest  (author appearance)
02/09/2019, 10:00 am | Page After Page Bookstore | Elizabeth City, NC

Rufus by Paul F. Brown  (author appearance)
Paul F. Brown | 02/09/2019, 02:00 pm | Union Avenue Books | Knoxville, TN

Frank Harmon discusses Native Places: Drawing as a Way to See  (author appearance)
Frank Harmon | 02/10/2019, 02:00 pm | Flyleaf Books | Chapel Hill, NC

Classic Valentine’s Day Dinner with Sheri Castle  (author appearance)
Sheri Castle | 02/10/2019, 03:00 pm | McIntyre's Books | Pittsboro, NC

Author Event: Hope Young - The Foreigners are in 709  (author appearance)
Hope Young | 02/10/2019, 02:00 pm | Park Road Books | Charlotte, NC

Author event with Cecelia Tichi author of What Would Mrs. Astor Do?  (author appearance)
Cecelia Tichi | 02/10/2019, 02:00 pm | Parnassus Books | Nashville, TN

Karen Rose presenting Say You're Sorry - A Novel  (author appearance)
Karen Rose | 02/11/2019, 06:00 pm | Vero Beach Book Center | Vero Beach, FL

Author Craig Pittman  (author appearance)
Craig Pittman | 02/11/2019, 03:00 pm | Copperfish Books | Punta Gorda, FL

Garth Davis, MD presents Proteinaholic: How Our Obsession with Meat Is Killing Us and What We Can Do about It  (author appearance)
Garth Davis | 02/11/2019, 06:00 pm | Malaprop's Bookstore & Cafe | Asheville, NC

Tim Dorsey - No Sunscreen for the Dead  (author appearance)
Tim Dorsey | 02/11/2019, 07:00 pm | Quail Ridge Books | Raleigh, NC

Tara Conklin - The Last Romantics  (author appearance)
Tara Conklin | 02/11/2019, 05:00 pm | The Country Bookshop | Southern Pines, NC

E.G. Scott presenting The Woman Inside - A Novel  (author appearance)
E.G. Scott | 02/12/2019, 06:00 pm | Vero Beach Book Center | Vero Beach, FL

Marlon James | Black Leopard, Red Wolf  (author appearance)
Marlon James | 02/12/2019, 07:00 pm | A Cappella Books | Atlanta, GA

Nancy Penrose - A DREAM AND A CHISEL: Louisiana Sculptor Angela Gregory in Paris, 1925-1928  (author appearance)
Nancy Penrose | 02/12/2019, 06:00 pm | Octavia Books | New Orleans, LA

Cathy Barrow - PIE SQUARED  (author appearance)
Cathy Barrow | 02/12/2019, 07:00 pm | Octavia Books | New Orleans, LA

Elizabeth Trinkaus discusses her inspirational book: Enough Already! Yes, You Are.  (author appearance)
Elizabeth Trinkaus | 02/12/2019, 07:00 pm | Flyleaf Books | Chapel Hill, NC

Laura E. Wolfson presents For Single Mothers Working As Train Conductors in conversation with Elizabeth Kostova  (author appearance)
Laura E. Wolfson | 02/12/2019, 06:00 pm | Malaprop's Bookstore & Cafe | Asheville, NC

Author Event: Judy Goldman - Together  (author appearance)
Judy Goldman | 02/12/2019, 07:00 pm | Park Road Books | Charlotte, NC

Nelson Stover, Enhancing the Global Classroom  (author appearance)
Nelson Stover | 02/12/2019, 07:00 pm | Scuppernong Books | Greensboro, NC

A Wholly Admirable Thing  (author appearance)
Dana Beach | 02/12/2019, 05:30 pm | Buxton Books | Charleston, SC

Lunch & Lit with Kimmery Martin  (author appearance)
Kimmery Martin | 02/12/2019, 12:00 pm | M. Judson Booksellers | Greenville, SC

Salon@615 Special Edition with Angie Thomas at War Memorial Auditorium  (author appearance)
Angie Thomas | 02/12/2019, 06:15 pm | Parnassus Books | Nashville, TN

TIM DORSEY!!!!!!! Ticketed Event!   (author appearance)
Tim Dorsey | 02/12/2019, 06:30 pm | Fountain Bookstore | Richmond, VA

B.A. Shapiro Booksigning  (author appearance)
B.A. Shapiro | 02/13/2019, 07:00 pm | Murder on the Beach Mystery Bookstore | Delray Beach, FL

Karen Rose Book Signing  (author appearance)
Karen Rose | 02/13/2019, 06:30 pm | Writers Block Bookstore | Winter Park, FL

Chris Wilson and Bret Witter - The Master Plan: My Journey from Life in Prison to a Life of Purpose  (author appearance)
Chris Wilson | 02/13/2019, 07:00 pm | A Cappella Books | Atlanta, GA

MJCCA Page from the Book Festival Presents Elinor Lippman - Good Riddance  (author appearance)
Elinor Lippman | 02/13/2019, 07:30 pm | A Cappella Books | Atlanta, GA

Maurice Carlos Ruffin -- WE CAST A SHADOW  (author appearance)
Maurice Carlos | 02/13/2019, 06:00 pm | Octavia Books | New Orleans, LA

Devi S. Laskar discusses her debut novel The Atlas of Reds and Blues  (author appearance)
Devi S. | 02/13/2019, 07:00 pm | Flyleaf Books | Chapel Hill, NC

Judy Goldman presents Together: A Memoir of a Marriage and a Medical Mishap  (author appearance)
Judy Goldman | 02/13/2019, 06:00 pm | Malaprop's Bookstore & Cafe | Asheville, NC

Author Reading from North Carolina Literary Review  (author appearance)
Miriam Herin | 02/13/2019, 07:00 pm | Park Road Books | Charlotte, NC

Chanavia Haddock: Miracle  (author appearance)
Chanavia Haddock | 02/13/2019, 05:00 pm | The Country Bookshop | Southern Pines, NC

Sean Sexton, Poet Laureate presenting May Darkness Restore - Poems  (author appearance)
Sean Sexton | 02/14/2019, 06:00 pm | Vero Beach Book Center | Vero Beach, FL

Sally Fernandez  (author appearance)
Sally Fernandez | 02/14/2019, 11:00 am | Bookstore 1 Sarasota | Sarasota, FL

Jeff VanderMeer Meet and Greet  (author appearance)
Jeff Vandermeer | 02/14/2019, 05:00 pm | Avid Bookshop | Athens, GA

Bren McClain on Thacker Mountain Radio with ONE GOOD MAMA BONE   (author appearance)
Bren McClain | 02/14/2019, 06:00 pm | Square Books | Oxford, MS

DaMaris Hill presents A Bound Woman is a Dangerous Thing  (author appearance)
DaMaris Hill | 02/14/2019, 06:00 pm | Malaprop's Bookstore & Cafe | Asheville, NC

Author event with Jasmine Guillory, author of The Wedding Date and The Proposal  (author appearance)
Jasmine Guillory | 02/14/2019, 06:30 pm | Parnassus Books | Nashville, TN

Snowden Wright: American Pop  (author appearance)
Snowden Wright | 2/10/2019, 2:00 PM | novel. | Memphis, TN

Novel & Libro Present: Lit & Libations with Tim Johnston  (author appearance)
Tim Johnston | 2/12/2019, 6:00 PM | novel. | Memphis, TN

Erin Clabough Book Launch: Second Nature  (author appearance)
Erin Clabough | 2/8/2019, 7:00 PM | New Dominion Bookshop | Virginia, VA

Seventh Annual Movable Feast  (author appearance)
2/9/2019, 7:00 PM | Bookmarks | Winston-Salem, NC

Michael Lewis: The Fifth Risk ? with John Grisham at the Paramount  (author appearance)
Michael Lewis | 2/9/2019, 2:00 PM | New Dominion Bookshop | Virginia, VA

Evelyn Edson: Cristoforo Buondelmounti's Description of the Aegean and Other Islands  (author appearance)
Evelyn Edson | 2/9/2019, 4:00 PM | New Dominion Bookshop | Virginia, VA

 
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