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LADY BANKS COMMONPLACE BOOK
 
Week of March 14, 2019
 
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{On the pleasures of losing track of time in a bookstore.}
 
In which Ms. Kerry Madden-Lunsford meets somebody significant in a pancake house, Mr. E.A. Aymar finds his local bookstore somewhat magic and mysterious, writers call Hillbilly Elegy to a reckoning, and her ladyship, the editor, wonders if she has gone blind.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

Dearest Readers

The little bulbs

L. aestivumHave you ever walked along a regular path and suddenly come upon something wonderful you must have passed by a hundred times before without noticing? Then you stare in amazement and think, what, am I blind? How is it I am only now just seeing this? This past weekend her ladyship, the editor, turned a well-known corner in her garden and was brought up short by the sight of a patch of flowers in full bloom. Tall sprays of silver-white bell-shaped blooms, each precisely ornamented with peridot-green dots at the tip of their petals, shivered in the early morning breeze.

Not two days earlier her ladyship had walked past that very same spot in one of her Sisyphean pursuits to eradicate some particularly aggressive poison ivy, and had not seen a thing. Yet here, suddenly, was a profusion of flowers that were clearly well-established and had been for some time. What?, her ladyship thought, am I blind?

The flowers, it was determined after some consultation with experts (that is, after her ladyship posted a picture to Facebook and asked for help with identification), were Leucojum aestivum, a small bulb known more commonly as "Summer Snowflake." Her ladyship did not plant them, so their existence in that particular spot is a mystery.

The Little Bulbs"Nearly everyone in the South calls a snowflake a snowdrop," writes Elizabeth Lawrence in her book The Little Bulbs, a Tale of Two Gardens. "No matter how often Southerners are told that Leucojum aestivum, found in every dooryard, is a snowflake, they go on calling it snowdrop, just as they go on calling camellias japonicas, and daffodils jonquils." And it is true, the first half dozen people who responded to her ladyship's photo said "snowdrop," which no doubt would have caused Ms. Lawrence to sigh with slight exasperation.

The Little Bulbs is one of her ladyship's favorite gardening books, because while it is certainly about plants, it is also very much about the "Two Gardens" -- Ms. Elizabeth Lawrence's own small city backyard garden in Charlotte, North Carolina, and the more extensive country garden of a man named Mr. Krippendorf, who had hundreds of acres of woodland and appears to be slightly mythical: "Sometimes I am not so sure which is more real to me: finding an early flower in my own garden, or following Mr. Krippendorf's solitary ramblings across his wooded hills...there is nothing else in sight--only Mr. Krippendorf in his leaf-colored jacket, with a red bandanna about his neck."

Her ladyship--who wears a green bandana--feels a sense of kinship with Ms. Lawrence, for the discovery of an early flower in her garden is, indeed, a startlingly real experience.

 

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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.
 

 

Why this book?

 

Appalachian ReckoningThis is a book born out of frustration. This is a book born out of hope. It attempts to speak for no one and to give voice to many. This is a book that could have emerged without Hillbilly Elegy , but it was also created in the explicit context of a postelection, post– Hillbilly Elegy moment. It therefore attempts to respond to those who have felt they understand Appalachia “now that they have read Hillbilly Elegy ” and to push back against and complicate those understandings. It is meant to open a conversation about why that book struck such a deep nerve with many in the region, but it is not meant to demonize J. D. Vance. Instead, the contributors to this book prioritize focusing on the region, reclaiming some of the talk about Appalachia, and offering ideas through the voices of many who have deep, if varied, lived experiences in and of Appalachia.

. . . 

So we’re passing the microphone. We’re making room for scholars who have spent careers thinking about poverty and family and race and labor and addiction to share what they know about some of the topics that Vance touches on in Hillbilly Elegy. We are carving out space for more people to tell their family stories, their Appalachian memories, their lived experiences, and their views of future Appalachias. Inspired by Looking at Appalachia,we are featuring powerful and poignant images that resonate with the writings and offer a perhaps unexpected window into what it means to be Appalachian. May this collection of scholarship, poetry, photography, and personal narrative remind us all that there is and always has been space to differ, to disagree, to protest, to rage, to reimagine, to commemorate, and to learn. There is space for all of us to reclaim Appalachia as it is for us. And there is a desperate need for the fierce hope embedded in these grounded critiques, humorous anecdotes, and captured moments. Let this book inspire a fierce hope for Appalachia.

 

--Anthony Harkins and Meredith McCarroll, Appalachian Reckoning (West Virginia University Press, 2019) 9781946684790

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


Gingerbread by Helen Oyeyemi
Calling this a fairytale retelling does not do Gingerbread justice. Oyeyemi twists the story of Hansel and Gretel and the lore surrounding gingerbread in so many ways that you almost feel you have consumed the fabled treat yourself and are reawakening in the world of Druhastrana. The heart of this story is the relationships, between family, friends, and one's idea of self. It's a crazy ride and oh so delicious.

Gingerbread by Helen Oyeyemi ($27.00*, Riverhead Books), recommended by Page 158 Books, Wake Forest, NC.

 

 

 



Daisy Jones & The Six by Taylor Jenkins
Holy smokes, Daisy Jones! This is a 24-hour freight train of a book that I couldn't put down. It's a fictionalized documentary of the rise and fall of the band Daisy Jones and The Six. Docudrama binge reading at its best! Having the story laid out simultaneously by several narrators creates a building tension that continues to grow throughout. I loved it and cannot wait to get this on the shelves!  

Daisy Jones & The Six by Taylor Jenkins ($27.00*, Ballantine Books), recommended by The Oxford Exchange, Tampa, FL.

 

 

 



The Women's War by Jenna Glass
Through a great sacrifice, the women in this high fantasy epic novel have been given the unprecedented ability to control their own fertility. Suddenly these women who have been treated little better than brood mares now have the power to control their own bodies.  As you can guess, the men don't take it well.

This is the epic high fantasy feminist story that you didn't know you were looking for...but here it is and it is glorious.

The Women's War by Jenna Glass ($28.00*, Del Rey / Random House Inc), recommended by Bookmiser, Inc., Roswell, GA.

 
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News of a literary nature

Florida"Lauren Groff's Florida (Riverhead Books) is the winner of The Story Prize for books published in 2018."

keep reading: The Story Prize

 

 

"Joe’s Place is an homage to the late owner’s brother who was an avid reader, art collector, and wine enthusiast. It takes all the things Joe loved most and combines it into one amazing store."

keep reading: Joe's Place Books: The Ultimate List of Local Bookstores

 

 

Ernestine's Milky Way"I met her at the pancake house in Maggie Valley, and she became my mountain mother."

keep reading: Kerry Madden-Lunsford practices what she teaches

 

 

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The Southern Bookstore:
EA Aymar on One More Page Books

 

This Little Shop of Yours: How bookstores like One More Page help build community

EA Aymar Over at the Thrill Begins, the website I run on behalf of the International Thriller Writers, we were inspired by Carrie Callaghan’s recent run of Independent columns dedicated to the positive aspects of the writing community…and then we were inspired by Dan Mallory to shamelessly steal her idea.

The result is a weekly series called “The Advocates,” in which the regular contributors to the Thrill Begins write essays or conduct interviews with those who have helped them in their journey toward becoming professional authors, or who have provided a service to the crime-fiction community.

It’s a fun idea (thanks, Carrie and Dan!) and, if it has a flaw, it’s that there’s almost too many people to thank. From teachers to other writers to publications to organizations, the writing community (and the crime-fiction community, in particular) is full of selfless individuals who are more than happy to help those serious about their craft.

To that end, I was going to write a column dedicated to multiple recipients, but that doesn’t seem fair — no one likes to share glory. A better approach is to separate the columns and dedicate one of my Independent essays to One More Page Books, one of the best bookshops in the area.

The store’s not crowded with books but, by some miracle of organization, always seem to have any book you’re looking for.

If you haven’t been to OMP, it’s a small, cozy bookshop minutes outside of DC, nestled in Northern Virginia. The store’s not crowded with books but, by some miracle of organization, always seem to have any book you’re looking for (it’s been years, and I still haven’t figured out how they do that).

There’s wine and chocolates available for purchase, and a lively, entertaining staff — and, for those of who live and shop in the DC/MD/VA region, you understand what a rarity a cheerful retail staff is. I’ve gone to the store and seen the staff belting out karaoke, or dancing, or discussing the deeper ramifications of “Buffy the Vampire Slayer” (a conversation in which I absolutely, passionately took part, and which will probably be the topic of a future column).

Eileen McGervey, since founding One More Page in 2011, has done a wonderful job cultivating a loyal staff and devoted following, and the bookstore has remained relevant in a fiercely competitive atmosphere without losing its humor — the shop was once visited by President Obama, and now a cutout of the former commander-in-chief is a store fixture.

Like the best bookstores, it’s easy to lose track of time when you’re there.

The UnrepentantLike the best bookstores, it’s easy to lose track of time when you’re there. But there’s an intimacy to the store and its location in a quiet Arlington neighborhood. You visit and you want to be part of its story.

Rebecca Speas, the store’s events coordinator, maintains a robust schedule of author events, and I’ve been lucky to appear there in promotion of books or panels — “lucky” being the correct term. The first time I appeared there, my second novel was coming out through a small, relatively unknown publisher, and my first novel hadn’t exactly established me.

Asking them to host my book launch was presumptuous, coupled with a healthy dose of naivety. When they agreed, I was over-the-moon excited. I’d been at the store in support of other writers, but every published writer knows the thrill of finally standing in front of a crowd, rather than in it.

I’m indebted to them for taking a chance, half a decade ago, on a scruffy book; I’m just as lucky, this March, they’re going to host my launch of The Unrepentant (in which I’ll be joined by vocalist Ayana Reed). I hope you’ll come see me, but, if not, make a point of visiting the store in the future — tonight, in fact, one of crime fiction’s rising stars, David Swinson, will be promoting his new book, Trigger.

Writers and readers owe a debt to stores like One More Page for having the courage to step out into a brutal retail landscape in the service of recommending and providing books, all in the hopes that the local public will find a certain story to fall in love with. It’s a debt we should forever, gladly, pay.

This column originally appeared in the Washington Independent Review of Books

E.A. Aymar’s other thrillers include the novel-in-stories The Night of the Flood (in which he served as co-editor and contributor), as well as I’ll Sleep When You’re Dead and You’re As Good As Dead. Aymar’s column, “Decisions and Revisions,” appears monthly in the Washington Independent Review of Books, and he is also the Managing Editor of The Thrill Begins, International Thriller Writers’ online resource for aspiring and debut thriller writers; he also serves on the Board of the International Thriller Writers, as Vice President of Author Programs. In addition to ITW, he is a member of the Mystery Writers of America and Sisters in Crime. Aymar also runs the Noir at the Bar series for Washington, D.C., and has hosted and spoken at a variety of crime fiction, writing, and publishing events nationwide. He was born in Panama and now lives and writes in the D.C./MD/VA triangle. https://eaymar.com/

 

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.

 

"Yowza, did I just maybe read a future crime fiction classic? Possibly. It has all the right elements. Great characters- 2 ex-porn stars, a 14 year old girl, and a psycho with a sledgehammer- dialogue that tickles the ear, and a sense of place so vivid I thought I was reading in 3-D. And the plot! I'm not going to say anything other than 500,000 dollars in a briefcase and a frisky octogenarian are involved. My only regret? I read the book way too fast, just couldn't stop turning the pages. Oh well, there are worse things in life."
--Pete, McIntyre's Books, Fearrington, NC


A Friend Is a Gift You Give Yourself by William BoyleGoodfellas meets Thelma and Louise when an unlikely trio of women in New York find themselves banding together to escape the clutches of violent figures from their pasts.

After Brooklyn mob widow Rena Ruggiero hits her eighty-year-old neighbor Enzio in the head with an ashtray when he makes an unwanted move on her, she embarks on a bizarre adventure. Taking off in Enzio’s ’62 Impala, she retreats to the Bronx home of her estranged daughter, Adrienne, and her granddaughter, Lucia, only to be turned away by Adrienne at the door. Their neighbor, Lacey "Wolfie" Wolfstein, a one-time Golden Age porn star and retired Florida Suncoast grifter, takes Rena in and befriends her.

When Lucia discovers that Adrienne is planning to hit the road with her ex-boyfriend Richie, she figures Rena’s her only way out of a life on the run with a mother she can’t stand. But Richie has massacred a few members of the Brancaccio crime family for a big payday, and he drags even more trouble into the mix in the form of an unhinged enforcer named Crea. The stage is set for an explosion that will propel Rena, Wolfie, and Lucia down a strange path, each woman running from something and unsure what comes next.

A Friend Is a Gift You Give Yourself is a screwball noir about finding friendship and family where you least expect it, in which William Boyle again draws readers into the familiar—and sometimes frightening—world in the shadows at the edges of New York’s neighborhoods.

A Friend Is a Gift You Give Yourself by William Boyle
March 5, 2019 | (WWNor) Pegasus Books | 9781643130583

 

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Southern Indie Bestsellers
 

For the week ending March 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. Cemetery Road
Greg Iles, Morrow, $28.99, 9780062824615
3. Daisy Jones & The Six
Taylor Jenkins Reid, Ballantine, $27, 9781524798628
4. The Silent Patient
Alex Michaelides, Celadon Books, $26.99, 9781250301697
5. The Last Romantics
Tara Conklin, Morrow, $26.99, 9780062358202

 
HARDCOVER NONFICTION
 
1. Educated
Tara Westover, Random House, $28, 9780399590504
2. Becoming
Michelle Obama, Crown, $32.50, 9781524763138
3. Dreyer's English
Benjamin Dreyer, Random House, $25, 9780812995701
4. The Threat
Andrew G. McCabe, St. Martin's, $29.99, 9781250207579
5. The Source of Self-Regard: Selected Essays, Speeches, and Meditations
Toni Morrison, Knopf, $28.95, 9780525521037
 
Special to the Southern List
 

Nine Perfect Strangers Liane Moriarty, Flatiron, $28.99,  Spearhead: An American Tank Gunner, His Enemy, and a Collision of Lives in World War II Adam Makos, Ballantine, $28, Sissy: A Coming-of-Gender Story Jacob Tobia, Putnam, $26,Beneath a Scarlet Sky Mark Sullivan, Lake Union Publishing, $14.95, 

 
 
 
FICTION of note
 

1. Where the Crawdads Sing
Delia Owens, Putnam, $26, 9780735219090
11. Nine Perfect Strangers

Liane Moriarty, Flatiron, $28.99, 9781250069825
12. Norse Mythology

Neil Gaiman, Norton, $15.95, 9780393356182
15. Beneath a Scarlet Sky

Mark Sullivan, Lake Union Publishing, $14.95, 9781503943377
7. Refugee

Alan Gratz, Scholastic Press, $16.99, 9780545880831
10. The Fault in Our Stars

John Green, Penguin, $12.99, 9780142424179


 
NONFICTION of note
 
12. Spearhead: An American Tank Gunner, His Enemy, and a Collision of Lives in World War II
Adam Makos, Ballantine, $28, 9780804176729
14. The Point of It All

Charles Krauthammer, Crown Forum, $28, 9781984825483
15. Sissy: A Coming-of-Gender Story
Jacob Tobia, Putnam, $26, 9780735218826
3. Red Notice

Bill Browder, S&S, $16, 9781476755748
8. The Triumph of Christianity: How a Forbidden Religion Swept the World

Bart D. Ehrman, S&S, $17, 9781501136719
12. Appalachian Reckoning: A Region Responds to Hillbilly Elegy

Anthony Harkins, Meredith McCarroll (Eds.), West Virginia University Press, $28.99, 9781946684790
6. Hidden Figures (Young Readers' Edition)

Margot Lee Shetterly, Harper, $7.99, 9780062662378
 
         
 
 
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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.
 

H. Zumbado  (author appearance)
H. Zumbado | 03/15/2019, 06:30 pm | Books & Books, Inc. | Coral Gables, FL

Snowden Wright Signs American Pop  (author appearance)
Snowden Wright | 03/15/2019, 10:00 am | Sundog Books | Santa Rosa Beach, FL

Jessica Salfia and Emily Hilliard present 55 Strong: Inside the West Virginia Teachers' Strike  (author appearance)
Jessica Salfia | 03/15/2019, 07:00 pm | Malaprop's Bookstore & Cafe | Asheville, NC

Cocktail Party in Honor of the release of Carla Buckley’s Latest Thriller, The Liar’s Child, with Special Guest Lee Child  (author appearance)
Carla Buckley | 03/15/2019, 06:30 pm | McIntyre's Books | Pittsboro, NC

James Riley - Revenge of Magic  (author appearance)
James Riley | 03/15/2019, 07:00 pm | Quail Ridge Books | Raleigh, NC

Michael Mewshaw, The Lost Prince: A Search for Pat Conroy  (author appearance)
Michael Mewshaw | 03/15/2019, 07:00 pm | Scuppernong Books | Greensboro, NC

Richard E. Rankin, Jr.  (author appearance)
Richard E. Rankin | 03/15/2019, 11:00 am | Litchfield Books | Pawleys Island, SC

Book Reading andSigning with G.Ward Hubbs  (author appearance)
Guy Hubbs | 03/16/2019, 10:30 am | Ernest & Hadley Booksellers | Tuscaloosa, AL

Bill Hogg and Bill Andre Book Signings  (author appearance)
William Hogg | 03/16/2019, 12:00 pm | Page & Palette | Fairhope, AL

Lauren Clark  (author appearance)
Lauren Clark | 03/16/2019, 01:00 pm | Page & Palette | Fairhope, AL

Joyce Vath (Signing)  (author appearance)
Joyce Vath | 03/16/2019, 02:00 pm | Page & Palette | Fairhope, AL

Renee Linnell  (author appearance)
Renee Linnell | 03/16/2019, 02:00 pm | Books & Books, Inc. | Coral Gables, FL

Lisa See  (author appearance)
Lisa See | 03/16/2019, 07:00 pm | Books & Books, Inc. | Coral Gables, FL

Joy Jordan-Lake Signs A Tangled Mercy  (author appearance)
Joy Jordan-Lake | 03/16/2019, 10:00 am | Sundog Books | Santa Rosa Beach, FL

George Singleton’s New Short Story Collection  (author appearance)
George Singleton | 03/16/2019, 03:00 pm | City Lights Bookstore | Sylva, NC

An Afternoon with Judy Goldman  (author appearance)
Judy Goldman | 03/16/2019, 04:00 pm | Main Street Books | Davidson, NC

Allan Wolf presents The Day the Universe Exploded My Head: Poems to Take You into Space and Back Again  (author appearance)
Allan Wolf | 03/16/2019, 04:00 pm | Malaprop's Bookstore & Cafe | Asheville, NC

Anthony Harkins and Meredith McCarroll present Appalachian Reckoning: A Region Responds to Hillbilly Elegy  (author appearance)
Anthony Harkins | 03/16/2019, 07:00 pm | Malaprop's Bookstore & Cafe | Asheville, NC

Carla Buckley, The Liar’s Child with Special Guest Host, Lee Child  (author appearance)
Carla Buckley | 03/16/2019, 11:00 am | McIntyre's Books | Pittsboro, NC

Scott Huler, A Delicious Country: Rediscovering the Carolinas along the Route of John Lawson’s 1700 Expedition  (author appearance)
Scott Huler | 03/16/2019, 02:00 pm | McIntyre's Books | Pittsboro, NC

Children's Author Event: John Norton - Eva's Secret Name  (author appearance)
John Norton | 03/16/2019, 11:00 am | Park Road Books | Charlotte, NC

Author Event: Gareth Frank - The Moment Between  (author appearance)
Gareth Frank | 03/16/2019, 02:00 pm | Park Road Books | Charlotte, NC

Special Under the Tree Storytime! feat. Camille Andros  (author appearance)
Camille Andros | 03/16/2019, 10:30 am | Quail Ridge Books | Raleigh, NC

Annual Author Luncheon  (author appearance)
J.C. Sasser | 03/16/2019, 12:00 pm | Quarter Moon Bookstore | Topsail Beach, NC

Greg Howard  (author appearance)
Greg Howard | 03/16/2019, 02:00 pm | Litchfield Books | Pawleys Island, SC

Author event with Bill Haltom author of Full Court Press  (author appearance)
Bill Haltom | 03/16/2019, 02:00 pm | Parnassus Books | Nashville, TN

An Afternoon with Poet Bill Brown  (author appearance)
Bill Brown | 03/16/2019, 03:00 pm | Star Line Books | Chattanooga, TN

Deanna Raybourn Returns with A Dangerous Collaboration!   (author appearance)
Deanna Raybourn | 03/16/2019, 02:00 pm | Fountain Bookstore | Richmond, VA

Meet the Author: Melissa Thomson  (author appearance)
Melissa Thomson | 03/16/2019, 02:00 pm | Hooray For Books | Alexandria, VA

The Island of Sea Women  (author appearance)
Lisa See | 03/17/2019, 06:30 pm | Oxford Exchange | Tampa, FL

Andrea Gabor  (author appearance)
Andrea Gabor | 03/17/2019, 02:00 pm | Bookstore 1 Sarasota | Sarasota, FL

George Lakey, How We Win: A Guide to Nonviolent Direct Action Campaigning  (author appearance)
George Lakey | 03/17/2019, 03:00 pm | Scuppernong Books | Greensboro, NC

Claudia Marcucetti  (author appearance)
Claudia Marcucetti | 03/18/2019, 06:30 pm | Books & Books, Inc. | Coral Gables, FL

J. Reuben Appelman  (author appearance)
J. Reuben Appleman | 03/18/2019, 08:00 pm | Books & Books, Inc. | Coral Gables, FL

Poet Leontia Flynn  (author appearance)
Leontia Flynn | 03/18/2019, 07:00 pm | Avid Bookshop | Athens, GA

Jeffery Beam & Clive Hicks-Jenkins discuss Spectral Pegasus / Dark Movements: a collection of poetry & paintings  (author appearance)
Jeffery Beam | 03/18/2019, 07:00 pm | Flyleaf Books | Chapel Hill, NC

A Poetry Reading and Discussion of the Animals in Jodie Hollander and Mildred Barya's Poetry  (author appearance)
Jodie Hollander | 03/18/2019, 06:00 pm | Malaprop's Bookstore & Cafe | Asheville, NC

Author Event: Anne Rosen - Deep South Dispatch  (author appearance)
Anne Rosen | 03/18/2019, 07:00 pm | Park Road Books | Charlotte, NC

Lisa See - The Island of Sea Women (Reserved Seating Available)  (author appearance)
Lisa See | 03/18/2019, 07:00 pm | Quail Ridge Books | Raleigh, NC

Eric Metaxas - Martin Luther: The Man Who Rediscovered God and Changed the World  (author appearance)
Eric Metaxas | 03/19/2019, 07:00 pm | Alabama Booksmith | Homewood, AL

Book Signing • Sherrie Flick  (author appearance)
Sherrie Flick | 03/19/2019, 04:30 pm | Ernest & Hadley Booksellers | Tuscaloosa, AL

George E. Krietemeyer  (author appearance)
George E.Krietemeyer | 03/19/2019, 06:00 pm | Page & Palette | Fairhope, AL

Andrew Ross  (author appearance)
Andrew Ross | 03/19/2019, 08:00 pm | Books & Books, Inc. | Coral Gables, FL

Bonnie Kistler  (author appearance)
Bonnie Kistler | 03/19/2019, 05:00 pm | Bookstore 1 Sarasota | Sarasota, FL

Barbara Brown Taylor signs Holy Envy  (author appearance)
Barbara Brown Taylor | 03/19/2019, 05:00 pm | Lemuria Books | Jackson, MS

Dan Santat with AFTER THE FALL & Sharon Draper with OUT OF MY MIND at Square Books, Jr.   (author appearance)
Dan Santat | 03/19/2019, 03:00 pm | Square Books | Oxford, MS

Feminism and the Supernatural: Authors Jenna Glass and Jodie Lynn Zdrok in Conversation  (author appearance)
Jenna Glass | 03/19/2019, 07:00 pm | Flyleaf Books | Chapel Hill, NC

Author Salon with Jeff Jackson discussing Destroy All Monsters  (author appearance)
Jeff Jackson | 03/19/2019, 07:00 pm | Malaprop's Bookstore & Cafe | Asheville, NC

Paul Crenshaw, This One Will Hurt You  (author appearance)
Paul Crenshaw | 03/19/2019, 07:00 pm | Scuppernong Books | Greensboro, NC

John McMahon Book Talk & Signing  (author appearance)
John McMahon | 03/19/2019, 06:30 pm | Fiction Addiction | Greenville, SC

Author event with Deanna Raybourn author of A Dangerous Collaboration  (author appearance)
Deanna Raybourn | 03/19/2019, 06:30 pm | Parnassus Books | Nashville, TN

Laura Albritton and Jerry Wilkinson  (author appearance)
Laura Albritton | 03/20/2019, 07:00 pm | Books & Books, Inc. | Coral Gables, FL

Katie Arnold  (author appearance)
Katie Arnold | 03/20/2019, 08:00 pm | Books & Books, Inc. | Coral Gables, FL

J. Reuben Appelman Booksigning  (author appearance)
J. Reuben Appleman | 03/20/2019, 07:00 pm | Murder on the Beach Mystery Bookstore | Delray Beach, FL

Singer, songwriter, author Jimmy Webb presents The Cake And Rain - A Memoir  (author appearance)
Jimmy Webb | 03/20/2019, 04:00 pm | Vero Beach Book Center | Vero Beach, FL

Chef Jeanie Roland - Demo 2  (author appearance)
Jeanie Roland | 03/20/2019, 06:00 pm | Copperfish Books | Punta Gorda, FL

Atlanta Science Festival Presents: Ed Yong - I Contain Multitudes  (author appearance)
Ed Yong | 03/20/2019, 06:30 pm | A Cappella Books | Atlanta, GA

Bryan Wagner: The Life and Legend of Bras-Coupe: The Fugitive Slave Who Fought the Law, Ruled the Swamp, Danced at Congo Square, Invented Jazz, and Di  (author appearance)
Bryan Wagner | 03/20/2019, 06:00 pm | Garden District Book Shop | New Orleans, LA

Frances Mayes presents See You in the Piazza: New Places to Discover in Italy  (author appearance)
Frances Mayes | 03/20/2019, 06:00 pm | Malaprop's Bookstore & Cafe | Asheville, NC

Tom Angleberger - Didi Dodo, Future Spy: Recipe for Disaster  (author appearance)
Tom Angleberger | 03/20/2019, 06:30 pm | Quail Ridge Books | Raleigh, NC

Poetics of Existence: A Reading  (author appearance)
Steve Cushman | 03/20/2019, 02:00 pm | New Dominion Bookshop | Virginia, VA

Jarrett Krosoczka  (author appearance)
03/20/2019, 04:00 pm | New Dominion Bookshop | Virginia, VA

R.J. Lee  (author appearance)
R.J. Lee | 03/21/2019, 06:00 pm | Page & Palette | Fairhope, AL

Christine Agro  (author appearance)
Christine Agro | 03/21/2019, 06:30 pm | Books & Books, Inc. | Coral Gables, FL

Gladys Mezrahi  (author appearance)
Gladys Mezrahi | 03/21/2019 | Books & Books, Inc. | Coral Gables, FL

Russell Canan  (author appearance)
Russell Canan | 03/21/2019, 08:00 pm | Books & Books, Inc. | Coral Gables, FL

K.J. McGillick, Mystery & Suspense Author  (author appearance)
03/21/2019, 01:00 pm | FoxTale Book Shoppe | Woodstock, GA

Forrest Ashworth signs The Rejected  (author appearance)
Forrest Ashworth | 03/21/2019, 05:00 pm | Lemuria Books | Jackson, MS

Lovejoy Boteler with CROOKED SNAKE: THE LIFE AND CRIMES OF ALBERT LEPARD   (author appearance)
Lovejoy Boteler | 03/21/2019, 06:00 pm | Square Books | Oxford, MS

Bryant Holsenbeck discusses her book The Last Straw: A Continuing Quest for Life without Disposable Plastic  (author appearance)
Bryant Holsenbeck | 03/21/2019, 07:00 pm | Flyleaf Books | Chapel Hill, NC

George Singleton presents Staff Picks: Stories  (author appearance)
George Singleton | 03/21/2019, 06:00 pm | Malaprop's Bookstore & Cafe | Asheville, NC

Wilton Barnhardt - Every True Pleasure: LGBTQ Tales of North Carolina   (author appearance)
Wilton Barnhardt | 03/21/2019, 07:00 pm | Quail Ridge Books | Raleigh, NC

David Wojahn, For the Scribe  (author appearance)
David Wojahn | 03/21/2019, 07:00 pm | Scuppernong Books | Greensboro, NC

In Conversation: Brenda McClain, author of One Good Mama Bone  (author appearance)
Bren McClain | 03/21/2019, 06:30 pm | Two Sisters Bookery | Wilmington, NC

William B Gravely: Reading and Signing  (author appearance)
03/21/2019, 06:00 pm | Hub City Books | Spartanburg, SC

Plan Your Next Southern Road Trip with Caroline Eubanks   (author appearance)
Caroline Eubanks | 03/21/2019, 06:30 pm | Fountain Bookstore | Richmond, VA

Land Use and Foodsheds in the MId-Atlantic  (author appearance)
Pam Dawling | 03/21/2019, 03:30 pm | New Dominion Bookshop | Virginia, VA

U.S. Senator Doug Jones - Bending Toward Justice  (author appearance)
Doug Jones | 03/22/2019, 07:00 pm | A Cappella Books | Atlanta, GA

U.S. Senator Doug Jones - Bending Toward Justice  (author appearance)
Doug Jones | 03/22/2019, 07:00 pm | A Cappella Books | Atlanta, GA

Susan Meissner  (author appearance)
Susan Meissner | 03/22/2019, 11:00 am | Litchfield Books | Pawleys Island, SC

Greg Iles signs Cemetery Road  (author appearance)
Greg Iles | 3/15/2019, 2:00 PM | Pass Books | Pass Christian, MS

C.H. Hooks at Foggy Pine w/Caleb Johnson  (author appearance)
CH Hooks | 3/15/2019, 5:00 PM | Foggy Pine Books | Boone, NC

Gwen Carpenter Roland, author visit   (author appearance)
Gwen Roland | 3/16/2019, 1:00 PM | The Conundrum | St. Francisville, LA

"This Atom Bomb in Me" by Lindsey Freeman  (author appearance)
Lindsey Freeman | 3/16/2019, 2:00 PM | Union Avenue Books | Knoxville, TN

Carolyn Welch and Caroline Malone  (author appearance)
Carolyn Welch | 3/17/2019, 2:00 PM | Union Avenue Books | Knoxville, TN

C.J. Box in Conversation with Drake Hall  (author appearance)
CJ Box | 3/18/2019, 6:00 PM | novel. | Memphis, TN

Lisa See and THE ISLAND OF SEA WOMEN  (author appearance)
Lisa See | 3/19/2019, 7:00 PM | Bookmarks | Winston-Salem, NC

Steven Mulroy: Rethinking US Election Law  (author appearance)
Steven Mulroy | 3/19/2019, 6:00 PM | novel. | Memphis, TN

"Staff Picks" by George Singleton  (author appearance)
George Singleton | 3/20/2019, 6:00 PM | Union Avenue Books | Knoxville, TN

Gordon Cotton on Warren County Folklore  (author appearance)
3/21/2019, 5:30 PM | Lorelei Books | Vicksburg, MS

Preparing for a Post-Roe Tuscaloosa  (author appearance)
Robin Marty | 3/22/2019, 7:00 PM | Ernest & Hadley Booksellers | Tuscaloosa, AL

 

 
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