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LADY BANKS COMMONPLACE BOOK
 
Week of April 4, 2019
 
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The Commonplace Book | Read This! | Okra Picks | Southern Indie Bestsellers | Events
 
 
{On the pleasures of being read to.}
 
In which Ms. Rebecca Wells is grateful for both the beauty and the toxicity she grew up in, the Southern Pines library holds a contest to recreate great literary scenes in marshmallow peeps, and her ladyship, the editor, looks forward to a month's worth of Okra (Picks).
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

Dearest Readers

This week Southern indie booksellers announced their 2019 Spring Okra Picks -- a kind of "best Southern books to look forward to" list for April, May, and June. Her ladyship, the editor, has been told that the list's name is a Southerner's play on "Oprah Picks" and aspires to the same sense of enthusiasm and excitement for great books that made Ms. Winfrey a force of nature in the book industry.

In point of fact, the name "Okra Pick" makes her ladyship think of county fairs and food festivals and all the lucky girls who get chosen to wear the "Miss Strawberry Festival" sash or the "Sweet Potato Queen" crown. So the phrase "Okra Picks" has happy associations: New books! New books with pretty jackets that deserve to be queens of the spring book festivals. New April books that book people are really excited about:

I Miss You When I BlinkI Miss You When I Blink: Essays by Mary Laura Philpott

I couldn't put this collection of vulnerable, hilarious, touching essays down. By the end of it, you feel the satisfaction of a perfect night with a fun, honest friend who makes you laugh, cry, and think. This book is more than time well-spent, each passage is a perfectly executed tug on your own heartstrings, both of which are success points for Philpott, in her own words. Just right.
- Liza Jones, Turnrow Books Greenwood, MS

 

The GulfThe Gulf by Belle Boggs

The Gulf asks lots of questions. Can creative writing be taught? What's a sellout? Can there be form without content? Is it okay to sort of just sort of fall into your life instead of making it do what you always thought it would do? Reading The Gulf is like work-shopping your best friend's choices, her habits, her hopes and mistakes. This'll be an easy sell: anyone with aspirations to write will enjoy this novel. -- Erica Eisdorfer, Flyleaf Books, Chapel Hill, NC

 

Caterpillar SummerCaterpillar Summer by Gillian McDunn

Caterpillar Summer is a heartwarming novel about a brother, Chicken, who has special needs and a sister, Cat, who tries too hard to protect him. Cat's and Chicken's mom works long hours since their dad died. Although Cat is just in fifth grade, she tries to fill in as a part-time mom for Chicken. An unexpected visit with their grandparents, whom they have never met, teaches Cat a lot about being a kid and reveals a lot about her mom that she never knew before. A wonderful debut novel!--Linda Hodges, Fiction Addiction, Spartanburg, SC

 

Magnetic GirlThe Magnetic Girl by Jessica Handler

Very enjoyable and beautifully written. Lulu is a compelling character. She grows through the course of the book into a young woman who is ready to take charge of her own destiny. Her magnetism isn't the only mystery in the book: Is her power "real?" Will she fail or be exposed, and just what is her father up to? Readers who like historical fiction, family drama, and strong female protagonists will enjoy this book.. -- Angela Schroeder, Sunrise Books, High Point, NC

 

Southern Lady CodeSouthern Lady Code: Essays by Helen Ellis

This snappy little collection of essays by American Housewife author Helen Ellis is the perfect pairing for a bath and a bottle of wine after a long day. Bright, bubbly, charming, and just the right amount of naughty, Helen Ellis is a beaming Southern sun above the skyscrapers of Manhattan. --Megan Bell, Underground Books, Carrollton, GA

 

Like LionsLike Lions by Brian Panowich

Like the writing of David Joy or Taylor Brown? Then you'll want to check out Brian Panowich. // Panowich's southern crime fiction is so very entertaining. Despite being Sheriff, Clayton Burroughs is also the last living son of the Bull Mountain crime family which means everyone wants a piece of him. You'll find yourself rooting for the good guys who may actually be bad guys. Don't let Panowich's epilogue sneak up on you in this one. It's mind-blowing. -- Rachel Watkins, Avid Bookshop, Athens, GA

Read independently, and shop local.

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

 

Mothers and StrangersMama

My good friend Samia Serageldin took me out to lunch in Chapel Hill, shortly after the death of her powerful and aristocratic Egyptian mother, along with another friend, Margaret Rich, whose own mother, a strong-willed southern matriarch, had just died at the age of one hundred in Greenville, South Carolina. "I have an idea," Samia said in her charming, lilting way. "Let's write a book about our mothers." Immediately we were in. We told other friends the idea, and they were in, too. We were all in. Because somehow we have come to that time in our lives when all the parents are gone, leaving us motherless, or fatherless, or, often now, orphans--suddenly out in the world alone, with nothing to stand between us and well, what? What? It is a time of reckoning. And who was she, that one who gave us birth, surely the most intimate of all physical relationships? Hers was the first face we say, the first voice we heard...surely this is especially important for a writer, how we first experience language....Who was she to us, or we to her? Who are we now, without her?

 

--Lee Smith, in Mothers and Strangers, edited by Samia Serageldin and Lee Smith (UNC Press, 2019) 9781469651675

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

Wicked Saints by Emily A. DuncanEmily Duncan's Wicked Saints is dark, disquieting, and utterly unputdownable. Her ferocious girls and her doubtful princes and her devious gods are compelling and entirely believable, and her world of magic and blood and holy war will frighten and enchant readers, as any good fairy tale should.

Wicked Saints by Emily A. Duncan ($18.99*, Wednesday Books), recommended by One More Page Books, Arlington, VA.



Bark in the Park!: Poems for Dog Lovers by Avery Corman, Hyewon Yum (Illustrator)
Dog lovers young and old will devour these fun canine inspired poets. Super cute illustrations of pups and owners will inspire giggles and young readers will surely ask to hear the rhyming poems again and again. Perfect for any dog lover!

Bark in the Park!: Poems for Dog Lovers by Avery Corman, Hyewon Yum (Illustrator) ($17.99*, Orchard Books), recommended by The Country Bookshop, Southern Pines, NC.

 


Sky Without Stars by Jessica Brody, Joanne RendellThe top reviews kept saying "Les Mis in space!" and "if you liked The Lunar Chronicles, this is for you." Sometimes the reviews are right. If you like retellings and liked the Lunar Chronicles, you're going to love Sky without Stars!

I certainly did. The characters are fleshed out in a way you don't get from the original. I found myself falling in love and rooting for Marcellus, Aloutte, and Chatine. They're all wonderfully flawed in their own way and I stayed up way too late reading this. I can't wait for the next part of the story. The book wrapped up some loose ends while opening new ones--the best way to keep you excited for more.

Sky Without Stars by Jessica Brody, Joanne Rendell ($19.99*, Simon Pulse), recommended by Story on the Square, McDonough, GA.

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Gossip

 

News of a literary nature

The Book of Liz (Script)"Her job is making delicious cheeseballs, but when her position is given to a less experienced man, Liz abandons the Squeamish for a secular world she’s never experienced."

keep reading: The Book of Liz

 

 

 

"Picture any iconic scene from literature. Say, Tom Robinson’s trial in “To Kill a Mockingbird.” Or maybe James Gatz’s sparsely attended funeral in “The Great Gatsby.”

Except that the characters are marshmallow bunnies."

keep reading: The protagonist was a peep

 

Divine Secrets of the Ya Ya Sisterhood"I am grateful for the rapture and beauty and toxicity that I grew up in; it means that not only will I never lack material to write about, but that I will be in therapy until the day I die.."

keep reading: An interview with Rebecca Wells

 

 

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The Southern Bookstore: Stephanie Gordon, MD & Story on the Square


Store and location
: Story on the Square, 19 Griffin Street, McDonough, Ga 30253, and The Rough Draft, our beer and wine cafe inside the store.

Social Media Stats: Facebook likes 4000, Instagram 1600

Our website: www.storyonthesquare.com

Event planner: Sharon Spann, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Buyer: Deanna Bailey, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Number of years as a booksellerJust over one year.

Best part about being a bookseller: Talking to book lovers all day long! I love being in the store and sharing ideas with our customers.

What book(s) are you reading? Just finished Queenie by Candice Carty-Williams, and finished the ARC for The Starless Seaby Erin Morgenstern last night-so good!

Favorite handsell on your radar for 2019: The Starless Sea

Best thing you did this year at your store: Hired a mess of wonderful booksellers and bartenders- they are a motley crew of outstanding individuals who are passionate about their work.

What are some ways you work with your community? We host 8 book clubs, host book fairs, have story time each week, host non-profit events in our event space, and are building relationships with our schools to help them buy books through us.

Do you have any community partners you work with regularly? We are developing these partnerships as we have been in our permanent location only seven weeks. We will help relaunch Young Professional of Henry County this week at a book event, and are working with local writers groups to promote their writing. We sponsor First Readers (who purchase books and provide them for free monthly to children born in our country from birth to age 5, 60 books in total).

Do you have passions that carry over into your bookselling life? I’m a physician in real life; this is my side hustle, so healthcare, public health issues, and particularly women’s heath are dear issues to me. I love STEM books and want to educate my community on how important it is to read to understand increasingly complex STEM subjects.

Top priority for 2019: Letting people know we are here and serving our community. Telling our story to the world, and then inviting them in to join us.

 

Authors on Indies: Why I'm a Fan of the Indie Bookstore, by Caroline Taylor

 

As a reader . . . 
Caroline Taylor

There is nothing as convenient as ordering the book you want from an online bookstore. But it only works if you know the particular title (or author) you’re looking for. When you think about it, that’s pretty limiting. I should know. I’m a book addict. I read at least three books a week, if not more, depending on length or complexity. An online bookstore cannot introduce me to new titles or new authors in a way that makes sense. That’s because it uses algorithms along the lines of “if you liked this author/title, you’ll want to try that one.” The only problem is the algorithm isn’t human. It doesn’t know nuances—like subgenre or that I am not a fan of self-published books (been disappointed too often) or that post-apocalyptic fantasies are not my cup of tea. McIntyre’s Books does know these things.

"I’ve been introduced to more new and exciting authors while browsing through McIntyre’s than I ever encountered online."

Independent bookstores like McIntyre’s remind me of the old-fashioned library card catalog, the one where you’re looking for something on a particular topic and, while thumbing through the physical cards, discover a book or books that are quite similar and therefore worth checking into—or checking out. I’ve been introduced to more new and exciting authors while browsing through McIntyre’s than I ever encountered online. Timothy Hallinan, Christopher Brookmyre, Susan Hill, Adrian McKinty, Anna Burns, Stuart MacBride, and many more.

There’s been a lot of talk about the disappearance of the printed book, but lately, there is more talk about the fact that it’s easier and more pleasant to thumb through the pages of a printed book than to swipe a screen. Yes, e-readers have their place—on planes, trains, and automobiles, for example—but when you reach page 213 of the story and the character Sophie Landrieu is mentioned and you know you’ve read the name earlier but can’t remember exactly who she is, it’s oh so much easier to flip back through the pages of a printed book to find her.


As an author . . .

An online bookstore doesn’t do book launches or readings where you can meet prospective readers and sign actual printed books. You can only do that in a physical bookstore. Most of those are indies. Book launches are the only way virtual unknowns like me can sell books to people who don’t know me from a grain of sand on the beach. Once, while doing a book signing for my second novel, Jewelry from a Grave, I encountered a ten-year-old girl who was thrilled to “meet the author.” She asked me how many pages I had written and seemed to be amazed that it was such a large number. After I signed a copy of the book for her (to read when she got a bit older, her mother and I agreed), she told me she was going to write a book, too. I hope she does, and I hope that independent bookstores will still be around when she’s ready for her first book launch.


CAROLINE TAYLOR is the author of four mystery novels—What Are Friends For?Jewelry from a GraveLoose Ends, and The Typist—and a collection of short stories, Enough: Thirty Stories of Fielding Life’s Little Curve Balls. A longtime resident of Washington, D.C., Caroline now lives in North Carolina. Read more of her numerous short stories and essays featured on her website at www.carolinestories.com.

 

The Okra Picks: The Spring season

 

Make a New Year’s Resolution to read more Okra! Southern Independent booksellers have chosen the 2019 Spring 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.

 

Mothers and Strangers by Samia SerageldinIn this anthology of creative nonfiction, twenty-eight writers set out to discover what they know, and don't know, about the person they call Mother.

Celebrated writers Samia Serageldin and Lee Smith have curated a diverse and insightful collection that challenges stereotypes about mothers and expands our notions of motherhood in the South. The mothers in these essays were shaped, for good and bad, by the economic and political crosswinds of their time. Whether their formative experience was the Great Depression or the upheavals of the 1970s, their lives reflected their era and influenced how they raised their children. The writers in Mothers and Strangers explore the reliability of memory, examine their family dynamics, and come to terms with the past.

In addition to the editors, contributors include Belle Boggs, Marshall Chapman, Hal Crowther, Clyde Edgerton, Marianne Gingher, Jaki Shelton Green, Sally Greene, Stephanie Elizondo Griest, Jacquelyn Dowd Hall, Eldridge "Redge" Hanes, Lynden Harris, Randall Kenan, Phillip Lopate, Michael Malone, Frances Mayes, Jill McCorkle, Melody Moezzi, Elaine Neil Orr, Steven Petrow, Margaret Rich, Omid Safi, James Seay, Alan Shapiro, Bland Simpson, Sharon K. Swanson, and Daniel Wallace.

Mothers and Strangers by Samia Serageldin
April 1, 2019 | University of North Carolina Press | 9781469651675
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Southern Indie Bestsellers
 

For the week ending March 31. 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. The American Agent
Jacqueline Winspear, Harper, $27.99, 9780062436665
3. Daisy Jones & The Six
Taylor Jenkins Reid, Ballantine, $27, 9781524798628
4. The Silent Patient
Alex Michaelides, Celadon Books, $26.99, 9781250301697
5. Run Away
Harlan Coben, Grand Central, $29, 9781538748466

 
HARDCOVER NONFICTION
 
1. Educated
Tara Westover, Random House, $28, 9780399590504
2. Becoming
Michelle Obama, Crown, $32.50, 9781524763138
3. Holy Envy
Barbara Brown Taylor, HarperOne, $25.99, 9780062406569
4. Mama's Last Hug
Frans de Waal, Norton, $27.95, 9780393635065
5. The Energy Codes
Dr Sue Morter, Atria, $27, 9781501169304
 
Special to the Southern List
 

See You in the Piazza Frances Mayes, Crown, $27,  The Source of Self-Regard Toni Morrison, Knopf, $28.95, Genesis: The Deep Origin of Societies Edward O. Wilson, Liveright Publishing, $23.95, Lead from the Outside: How to Build Your Future and Make Real Change Stacey Abrams, Picador, $17, 

 
 
 
FICTION of note
 

1. Where the Crawdads Sing
Delia Owens, Putnam, $26, 9780735219090
9. The Reckoning

John Grisham, Doubleday, $29.95, 9780385544153
15. The Overstory
Richard Powers, Norton, $27.95, 9780393635522
10. An American Marriage
Tayari Jones, Algonquin Books, $16.95, 9781616208684
14. The Nightingale

Kristin Hannah, St. Martin's Griffin, $16.99, 9781250080400
4. Lovely War
Julie Berry, Viking Books for Young Readers, $18.99, 9780451469939
8. Refugee

Alan Gratz, Scholastic Press, $16.99, 9780545880831
10. The Whiz Mob and the Grenadine Kid
Colin Meloy, Carson Ellis (Illus.), Balzer + Bray, $8.99, 9780062342461

 
NONFICTION of note
 
9. See You in the Piazza
Frances Mayes, Crown, $27, 9780451497697
12. The Source of Self-Regard
Toni Morrison, Knopf, $28.95, 9780525521037
14. Genesis: The Deep Origin of Societies
Edward O. Wilson, Liveright Publishing, $23.95, 9781631495540
3. Lead from the Outside: How to Build Your Future and Make Real Change
Stacey Abrams, Picador, $17, 9781250214805
7. The Last Castle
Denise Kiernan, Touchstone, $17, 9781476794051
8. Appalachian Reckoning: A Region Responds to Hillbilly Elegy
Anthony Harkins, Meredith McCarroll (Eds.), West Virginia University Press, $28.99, 9781946684790
10. Homo Deus
Yuval Noah Harari, Harper Perennial, $22.99, 9780062464347
11. The Gulf: The Making of an American Sea
Jack E. Davis, Liveright Publishing, $17.95, 9781631494024
12. What You Are Getting Wrong about Appalachia
Elizabeth Catte, Belt Publishing, $16.95, 9780998904146
14. Heavy: An American Memoir
Kiese Laymon, Scribner, $16, 9781501125669
 
         
 
 
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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.
 

Michael Knight - At Briarwood School for Girls  (author appearance)
Michael Knight | 04/06/2019, 02:00 pm | Alabama Booksmith | Homewood, AL

Book Signing with Paula Wildgrube  (author appearance)
Paula Wildgrube | 04/06/2019, 10:30 am | Ernest & Hadley Booksellers | Tuscaloosa, AL

Rod Cate  (author appearance)
Rod Cate | 04/06/2019, 02:00 pm | Page & Palette | Fairhope, AL

Storytime & Craft  (author appearance)
04/06/2019, 10:30 am | Books & Books, Inc. | Coral Gables, FL

Belle Boggs  (author appearance)
Belle Boggs | 04/06/2019, 05:00 pm | Books & Books, Inc. | Coral Gables, FL

Whitney Stewart - WHAT DO YOU CELEBRATE?  (author appearance)
Whitney Stewart | 04/06/2019 | Octavia Books | New Orleans, LA

T. K. Lee signs To Square a Circle  (author appearance)
T.K. Lee | 04/06/2019, 02:00 pm | Lemuria Books | Jackson, MS

Patsy McClure’s Book on the Addie Community  (author appearance)
Patsy McClure | 04/06/2019, 03:00 pm | City Lights Bookstore | Sylva, NC

Jaki Shelton Green, I want to Undie You  (author appearance)
Jaki Shelton Green | 04/06/2019, 11:00 am | McIntyre's Books | Pittsboro, NC

Anna Jean Mayhew, Tomorrow’s Bread  (author appearance)
Anna Jean Mayhew | 04/06/2019, 02:00 pm | McIntyre's Books | Pittsboro, NC

Young Adult Author Panel  (author appearance)
Kristin Smith | 04/06/2019, 11:00 am | Park Road Books | Charlotte, NC

Author Event: E. Vernon F. Glenn - Friday Calls  (author appearance)
E.Vernon F. Glenn | 04/06/2019, 02:00 pm | Park Road Books | Charlotte, NC

Ihsan Rajab, The Bee Hive  (author appearance)
Ihsan Rajab | 04/06/2019 | Scuppernong Books | Greensboro, NC

Children's author event with Hannah Carmona Dias, author of Dazzling Travis: A Story About Being Confident & Original  (author appearance)
Hannah Carmona Dias | 04/06/2019, 02:00 pm | Parnassus Books | Nashville, TN

How to Be Less Stupid About Race by Crystal Fleming  (author appearance)
Crystal Fleming | 04/06/2019, 06:00 pm | Union Avenue Books | Knoxville, TN

Poetrio  (author appearance)
Joan Barasovska | 04/07/2019, 03:00 pm | Malaprop's Bookstore & Cafe | Asheville, NC

Author Event: Jennifer Hurvitz - Woulda. Coulda. Shoulda. A Divorce Coach's Guide to Staying Married  (author appearance)
Jennifer Hurvitz | 04/07/2019, 02:00 pm | Park Road Books | Charlotte, NC

Barbara Brown Taylor - Holy Envy: Finding God in the Faith of Others  (author appearance)
Barbara Brown Taylor | 04/07/2019, 02:00 pm | Quail Ridge Books | Raleigh, NC

Jane Gabin, The Paris Photo  (author appearance)
Jane Gabin | 04/07/2019, 02:00 pm | Scuppernong Books | Greensboro, NC

Steve Miller, North Carolina Unionists and the Fight Over Secession  (author appearance)
Steve Miller | 04/07/2019, 04:00 pm | Scuppernong Books | Greensboro, NC

Author event with Brad Taylor author of Intentional Success  (author appearance)
Brad Taylor | 04/07/2019, 02:00 pm | Parnassus Books | Nashville, TN

Ridley Pearson  (author appearance)
Ridley Pearson | 04/08/2019, 06:30 pm | Books & Books, Inc. | Coral Gables, FL

Cartoonist Cathy Guisewite  (author appearance)
Cathy Guisewite | 04/08/2019, 05:00 pm | Bookstore 1 Sarasota | Sarasota, FL

Lydia Fitzpatrick: Lights All Night Long   (author appearance)
Lydia Fitzpatrick | 04/08/2019, 06:00 pm | Garden District Book Shop | New Orleans, LA

Georgann Eubanks discusses The Month of Their Ripening: North Carolina Heritage Foods through the Year  (author appearance)
Georgann Eubanks | 04/08/2019, 07:00 pm | Flyleaf Books | Chapel Hill, NC

Mary Laura Philpott presents I Miss You When I Blink: Essays  (author appearance)
Mary Laura Philpott | 04/08/2019, 06:00 pm | Malaprop's Bookstore & Cafe | Asheville, NC

Amy Hempel - Sing To It: New Stories  (author appearance)
Amy Hempel | 04/08/2019, 07:00 pm | Quail Ridge Books | Raleigh, NC

Lunch & Lit with Mary Laura Philpott   (author appearance)
Mary Laura Philpott | 04/08/2019, 12:00 pm | M. Judson Booksellers | Greenville, SC

Margaret Verble  (author appearance)
Margaret Verble | 04/08/2019, 05:30 pm | Fiction Addiction | Greenville, SC

Lunch & Lit with Mary Laura Philpott  (author appearance)
Mary Laura Philpott | 04/08/2019, 12:00 pm | M. Judson, booksellers and storytellers | Greenville, SC

Barbara Brown Taylor @ First Presbyterian Church  (author appearance)
Barbara Brown Taylor | 04/08/2019, 07:00 pm | Union Avenue Books | Knoxville, TN

Robert Macomber  (author appearance)
Robert N. Macomber | 04/09/2019, 06:00 pm | Midtown Reader | Tallahassee, FL

Rick Bragg  (author appearance)
Rick Bragg | 04/09/2019, 07:30 pm | Oxford Exchange | Tampa, FL

Writers at the Wrecking Bar Presents Jessica Handler - The Magnetic Girl  (author appearance)
Jessica Handler | 04/09/2019, 07:00 pm | A Cappella Books | Atlanta, GA

UGA's Creative Writing Program and Avid Bookshop present LeAnne Howe and Magdalena Zurawski  (author appearance)
Magdalena Zurawski | 04/09/2019, 07:00 pm | Avid Bookshop | Athens, GA

An Evening with Amor Towles - A GENTLEMAN IN MOSCOW  (author appearance)
Amor Towles | 04/09/2019, 07:00 pm | Octavia Books | New Orleans, LA

Donna Everhart & Anna Jean Mayhew discuss their latest novels  (author appearance)
Donna Everhart | 04/09/2019, 07:00 pm | Flyleaf Books | Chapel Hill, NC

Mary Laura Philpott  (author appearance)
Mary Laura Philpott | 04/09/2019, 07:00 pm | Main Street Books | Davidson, NC

Nathan Ballingrud presents Wounds: Six Stories from the Border of Hell  (author appearance)
Nathan Ballingrud | 04/09/2019, 06:00 pm | Malaprop's Bookstore & Cafe | Asheville, NC

Flint Taylor, The Torture Machine: Racism and Police Violence in Chicago  (author appearance)
Flint Taylor | 04/09/2019, 07:00 pm | Scuppernong Books | Greensboro, NC

Jennie Holton Fant Author of Sojourns in Charleston, South Carolina, 1865-1947: From the Ruins of War to the Rise of Tourism  (author appearance)
Jennie Holton Fant | 04/09/2019, 11:00 am | Litchfield Books | Pawleys Island, SC

Parnassus Book Club discusses The House of Broken Angels  (author appearance)
04/09/2019, 06:30 pm | Parnassus Books | Nashville, TN

NASA Night with Authors Kathryn Schwille and Jonathan Ward   (author appearance)
Kathryn Schwille | 04/09/2019, 06:30 pm | Fountain Bookstore | Richmond, VA

Chanel Cleeton presents When We Left Cuba - A Novel  (author appearance)
Chanel Cleeton | 04/10/2019, 06:00 pm | Vero Beach Book Center | Vero Beach, FL

MJCCA Page from the Book Festival Presents Amor Towles - A Gentleman in Moscow  (author appearance)
Amor Towles | 04/10/2019, 07:30 pm | A Cappella Books | Atlanta, GA

Avid Bookshop Events: Chef Demo: Paula Disbrowe with Fire & Flavor  (author appearance)
Paula Disbrowe | 04/10/2019, 06:30 pm | Avid Bookshop at Five Points | Athens, GA

Feminista Jones Presents Reclaiming Our Space  (author appearance)
Feminista Jones | 04/10/2019, 07:30 pm | Charis Books & More | Decatur, GA

SCHR Speaker Series: Robert L. Tsai  (author appearance)
Robert L. | 04/10/2019, 06:30 pm | Charis Books & More | Decatur, GA

Jamie Bernstein - FAMOUS FATHER GIRL  (author appearance)
Jamie Bernstein | 04/10/2019, 07:00 pm | Octavia Books | New Orleans, LA

Amy Hempel discusses her short story collection: Sing to It  (author appearance)
Amy Hempel | 04/10/2019, 07:00 pm | Flyleaf Books | Chapel Hill, NC

Evan Williams launches Ripples  (author appearance)
Evan Williams | 04/10/2019, 06:00 pm | Malaprop's Bookstore & Cafe | Asheville, NC

Author Event: Brad Taylor - Intentional Success  (author appearance)
Brad Taylor | 04/10/2019, 07:00 pm | Park Road Books | Charlotte, NC

Jean Willoughby, Nature's Remedies  (author appearance)
Jean Willoughby | 04/10/2019, 07:00 pm | Scuppernong Books | Greensboro, NC

Scott Huler - A Delicious Country  (author appearance)
Scott Huler | 04/10/2019, 05:00 pm | The Country Bookshop | Southern Pines, NC

Author event with Nell Freudenberger author of Lost and Wanted  (author appearance)
Nell Freudenberger | 04/10/2019, 06:30 pm | Parnassus Books | Nashville, TN

Chanel Cleeton  (author appearance)
Chanel Cleeton | 04/11/2019, 06:30 pm | Oxford Exchange | Tampa, FL

MJCCA Page from the Book Festival Presents Clea Shearer & Joanna Teplin - The Home Edit  (author appearance)
Clea Shearer | 04/11/2019, 07:30 pm | A Cappella Books | Atlanta, GA

Akiba Solomon and Kenrya Rankin - How We Fight White Supremacy   (author appearance)
Akiba Solomon | 04/11/2019, 07:00 pm | A Cappella Books | Atlanta, GA

A Bound Woman is a Dangerous Thing: The Incarceration of African American Women from Harriet Tubman to Sandra Bland  (author appearance)
DaMaris B. | 04/11/2019, 07:30 pm | Charis Books & More | Decatur, GA

Jimmy Cajoleas signs The Rambling  (author appearance)
Jimmy Cajoleas | 04/11/2019, 05:00 pm | Lemuria Books | Jackson, MS

Flyleaf Second Thursday Poetry Series & Open Mic feat. Janet Joyner and Valerie Nieman  (author appearance)
Valerie Nieman | 04/11/2019, 08:30 pm | Flyleaf Books | Chapel Hill, NC

Lisa Joy Mitchell presents Sacred & Delicious: A Modern Ayurvedic Cookbook  (author appearance)
Lisa Joy Mitchell | 04/11/2019, 06:00 pm | Malaprop's Bookstore & Cafe | Asheville, NC

Glenn Morris  (author appearance)
Glenn Morris | 04/11/2019, 07:00 pm | Quail Ridge Books | Raleigh, NC

Pierre Jarawan, The Storyteller  (author appearance)
Pierre Jarawan | 04/11/2019, 07:00 pm | Scuppernong Books | Greensboro, NC

Climate Change Discussion with Dr. Rick Van Noy  (author appearance)
Rick Van | 04/11/2019, 06:00 pm | Hub City Books | Spartanburg, SC

Michelle Nadasi Reading and Booksigning  (author appearance)
Michelle Nadasi | 04/12/2019, 06:00 pm | Poetic Justice Books and Arts | Port St. Lucie, FL

Mary Laura Philpott: I MISS YOU WHEN I BLINK  (author appearance)
Mary Laura Philpott | 04/12/2019, 06:30 pm | Avid Bookshop | Athens, GA

Nell Freudenberger signs Lost and Wanted  (author appearance)
Nell Freudenberger | 04/12/2019, 05:00 pm | Lemuria Books | Jackson, MS

Andrew Dally  (author appearance)
Andrew Dally | 04/12/2019, 07:00 pm | Hub City Books | Spartanburg, SC

Anna Jean Mayhew Author of Tomorrow's Bread  (author appearance)
Jean Mayhew | 04/12/2019, 11:00 am | Litchfield Books | Pawleys Island, SC

Author event with Lee Smith, Samia Serageldin, Hal Crowther, Jill McCorkle and Marshall Chapman  (author appearance)
Jill McCorkle | 04/12/2019, 06:30 pm | Parnassus Books | Nashville, TN

Book Signing • Milan Sergent and the Candlewicke 13 Series  (author appearance)
Milan Sergent | 04/13/2019, 01:00 pm | Ernest & Hadley Booksellers | Tuscaloosa, AL

River Jordan Signs Confessions of a Christian Mystic  (author appearance)
River Jordan | 04/13/2019, 04:00 pm | Sundog Books | Santa Rosa Beach, FL

Robert Macomber  (author appearance)
Robert N. Macomber | 04/13/2019, 05:00 pm | The Muse Book Shop | Deland, FL

Mary Laura Philpott - I Miss You When I Blink  (author appearance)
Mary Laura Philpott | 04/13/2019, 04:00 pm | A Cappella Books | Atlanta, GA

Joe Miller - US of AA   (author appearance)
Joe Miller | 04/13/2019, 02:00 pm | A Cappella Books | Atlanta, GA

Justin Gardiner: BENEATH THE SHADOW  (author appearance)
Justin Gardiner | 04/13/2019, 06:30 pm | Avid Bookshop | Athens, GA

Florence Williams Author Event for The Nature Fix: Why Nature Makes Us Happier, Healthier, & More Creative  (author appearance)
Florence Williams | 04/13/2019, 02:00 pm | Hills and Hamlets Bookshop | Chattahoochee Hills, GA

Event with Cara Meredith, James Meredith, and Jemar Tisby  (author appearance)
Cara Meredith | 04/13/2019, 02:00 pm | Lemuria Books | Jackson, MS

Jimmy Cajoleas with THE RAMBLING   (author appearance)
Jimmy Cajoleas | 04/13/2019, 04:00 pm | Square Books | Oxford, MS

Poetry Month Celebration  (author appearance)
Sue Dunlap | 04/13/2019, 03:00 pm | City Lights Bookstore | Sylva, NC

Davidson Basketball Alumnus and Author Ian Johnson  (author appearance)
Ian Johnson | 04/13/2019, 04:00 pm | Main Street Books | Davidson, NC

Judy Goldman, Together: A Memoir of a Marriage and a Medical Mishap  (author appearance)
Judy Goldman | 04/13/2019, 02:00 pm | McIntyre's Books | Pittsboro, NC

Author Event: Michelle Tonkin - Lyme & Co-Infections  (author appearance)
Michelle Tonkin | 04/13/2019, 11:00 am | Park Road Books | Charlotte, NC

Author Event: Nelli Levental - Art Family  (author appearance)
Nelli Levental | 04/13/2019, 02:00 pm | Park Road Books | Charlotte, NC

Kelly Starling Lyons - Going Down Home with Daddy  (author appearance)
Kelly Starling Lyons | 04/13/2019, 02:00 pm | Quail Ridge Books | Raleigh, NC

Author event with Heather Helton author of Undeniable Presence  (author appearance)
Heather Helton | 04/13/2019, 02:00 pm | Parnassus Books | Nashville, TN

Author Event: KE Lanning Listen to the Birds  (author appearance)
KE Lanning | 04/13/2019, 01:00 pm | Book No Further | Roanoke, VA

Threatening Property: Segregated Neighborhoods in the Camel City  (author appearance)
Elizabeth Herbin-Triant | 4/11/2019, 7:00 PM | Bookmarks | Winston-Salem, NC

New Orleans La An Evening with David Sedaris  (author appearance)
David Sedaris | 4/12/2019, 8:00 PM | Octavia Books | New Orleans, LA

Once Upon A... Zoo: Storytime with Rosalind Bunn  (author appearance)
Rosalind Bunn | 4/6/2019, 10:30 AM | Buxton Books | Charleston, SC

 

 
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