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Week of April 11, 2019
The Commonplace Book | Read This! | Okra Picks | Southern Indie Bestsellers | Events
{Books to look forward to.}
In which one bookseller wonders if writing can be taught, one writer wonders where she would be without booksellers, and her ladyship, the editor tries to decide what to read next.


Dearest Readers

The books on her ladyship, the editor's bedside table are comprised of a mixture of titles. Some were first published years ago, and took her this long to discover. Some were just released, and quickly snatched up because friends had insisted she would like them. And some exist as bound galleys and advance reading copies and will not be on the shelves for months. Working as she does in the book industry, her ladyship is frequently "reading ahead" in anticipation of new and important books due to publish in the upcoming months.


Like her ladyship, booksellers are prone to reading ahead. The books you see on the the bookstore shelves may have just been published, but the booksellers who put them there probably read them months ago. Read, reviewed, and talked about with their bookseller friends and colleagues. Below are some of the books coming out in May and June they are really looking forward to. You won't find them on the shelves just yet, but pre-orders are always welcome and let's be honest -- getting a book you forgot you had ordered several months ago is like a little present from the universe!


The Night BeforeThe Night Before 5/14/2019

"Look up page-turner in the dictionary and you will find The Night Before. Every theory I had was proved wrong. What a delightful reading experience that makes! I want more from Wendy Walker!" -- Amanda, Page 158 Books, Wake Forest, NC




Riots I Have KnownRiots I Have Known 5/21/2019

"Ryan Chapman’s debut takes very little time to grab the reader and refuse to let go. The story’s unnamed narrator weaves a tale so brutal, narcissistic, and often funny, the book flies by. A bizarre love letter to literature set in a New York penitentiary. Chapman is an author to watch." -- James, Malaprop's Bookstore/Cafe, Asheville, NC




GiveGive, a Novel 6/1/2019

"I met Erica at a conference and after hearing her speak, I couldn't wait to read her book - I was not disappointed. Jessie and Emma are the product of a broken marriage between Len and Laurel. Laurel was absent and at times a danger to the girls and Emma no longer wants to spend summers with her the way Jessie does. This novel tells of the trials and tribulations of loyalty to their two moms as well as their dad and the struggles of life in general. It's a lovely coming of age story that shows an honest portrait of a family that loves each other but may not always know the best ways to show it. " -- Andrea, Fountain Bookstore, Richmond, VA


Grace Will Lead Us HomeGrace Will Lead Us Home 6/4/2019

"Hawes writes a well-researched and sobering account of the Charleston Church Massacre. Her access to survivors, relatives of the dead, police, and city officials gives her a unique view of what happened that day in Charleston in 2015. She also presents an unbiased portrait of Dylann Roof, giving glimpses into his life that could have contributed to the shooter's mindset. At times intense, other times reflective, this is an account you don't won't to miss if you want to know more about this tragic shooting." -- Linda, Fiction Addiction, Greenville, SC


The Body in Question The Body in Question 6/11/2019

"I picked this up at work, read one chapter and took it home to finish that night. Then brought it back to work and made my boss read it. It was absorbing, dangerous, morally challenging in the best way and I loved it all. Between C-2 and F-17's relationship, one twin who set her brother on fire, another twin who may have manipulated a murder, and a dying husband, I left his book questioning where the line between right and wrong could even be drawn. There was so much packed into this little novel, but what a large impact it has after reading it. I hope I can get this book into as many hands as possible. It is a must read." -- Olivia, The Bookshelf, Thomasville, GA


Wicked Saints by Emily A. Duncan The Body Lies 6/18/2019

"When I read a book like THE BODY LIES I am reminded of WHY I read in the first place. The beauty and structure of Baker's language, the way she decided to tell this particular story, the suspense (is it real? is it imagined?) all combine to make my reading of this book an emotional and thought-provoking one. It has stayed in my head for days and I am still thinking through some of the deep questions she asks. Is my reading of this book different because I am a woman and a mother of a small child? Maybe. Should male readers also read this book? Absolutely. This is a headwrecker of a book, in the best possible way." -- Jamie, Bookmarks, Winston-Salem, NC


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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 Gulf

They were Christian poems and stories and novels, or rather the novels and stories and poems of Christians, and Marianne could hardly bear to look at them, much less read more than a page or two at a time. First off, a good number of them had been printed on pastel paper, pinks and blues and yellows and creams. Easter egg colors, baby blanket colors, three-pack-of-panties colors, clashing, in their ever-growing stacks, with her room's dark-and-bright seventies' decor, the grainy wood furniture and the demented cabbage roses on the upholstery. And they smelled, some like talcum powder and others like a cloying, familiar perfume, many like menthol cigarettes. Together the smells blended into a noxious, headache-inducing sweetness that drove Marianne outside, into the hazy light of Florida's late summer.


--Belle Boggs, The Gulf, (Graywolf Press, 2019) 9781555978341


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

Finding My Voice by Valerie Jarrett
I enjoyed this intimate portrayal of Valerie's Jarrett life from childhood to life after eight years in President Obama's administration. This memoir will greatly appeal to anyone who appreciates political memoirs, gender and race studies, or current events.

Finding My Voice by Valerie Jarrett ($30.00*, Viking), recommended by Bookmarks, Winston-Salem, NC.



Caterpillar 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!

Caterpillar Summer by Gillian McDunn ($16.99*, Bloomsbury Childen's Books), recommended by Fiction Addiction, Greenville, SC.

 A Spring 2019 Okra Pick

Women Talking by Miriam Toews
This novel is definitely true to its title, made up almost entirely of women talking--illiterate Mennonite women of a remote colony who have recently realized that the nighttime terrors the men of the colony have told them are dreams or demonic possessions or punishment for sins were actually these men, their relatives and neighbors, tranquilizing and then raping them.

Inspired by real events, this novel isn’t interested in the horrors of this Handmaid’s Tale-esque story but rather how these women come together to grapple with what they will do about this injustice, in light of their values, their faith, and their own limited understanding of the world. What may not come across in the elevator pitch of this book is how full of sparks the conversation is between these women, at turns funny, philosophical, biting, and real. This book was certainly thought-provoking but it was also a joy to read. Praise be women talking.

Women Talking by Miriam Toews ($24.00*, Bloomsbury Publishing), recommended by Underground Books, Carrollton, GA.


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News of a literary nature

Solitary"“I turned my cell into a university, a hall of debate, a law school,” he writes of the years of solitary confinement (and debilitating bouts of claustrophobia) that swiftly followed."

keep reading: The Stoic Philosopher of the Lock Up




"We are sad, but we are also happy for this new adventure."

keep reading: Relocation and name change for SC indie bookseller


Our Prince of Scribes"Pat Conroy used to say (in jest) that he had never won an award anyone had ever heard of. Today his Scribes have won an award you might have heard of."

keep reading: Our Prince of Scribes receives IPPY award



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Authors on Indies: Why I Value Independent Bookstores, by Susanna Calkins


Susanna CalkinsBefore publishing my first novel in 2013, I had only ever interacted with independent bookstores as a customer. I knew very little about how book events worked or what to expect from signings. I started reaching out to local bookstores, initially with some trepidation, and quickly found the owners and staff members to be gracious, friendly, and welcoming. They also helped me develop professionally as a published author.

For example,  The Bookstore of Glen Ellyn (IL) gave me great suggestions on how to help promote my book. Aunt Agatha’s in Ann Arbor, MI (sadly closed now) had an amazing newsletter with book reviews and news. The Book Stall (Winnetka, IL) connected me with other authors and helped me think through effective interview and panel questions. Mystery One in Milwaukee (also closed now) showed me which page to sign and date my books.

Collectively, independent book stores provide community, connecting readers and authors, around the books we all love. I appreciate how many, like The Book Bin (Northbrook, IL), Lake Forest Books (IL) and Scene of the Crime Books (Toronto) will travel to libraries, conferences and other venues to ensure that the author has books available to sign.

Some offer valuable space and time for writing communities to meet. For example, Centuries and Sleuths (Forest Park, IL) has generously long allowed Mystery Writers of America Midwest Chapter and Sisters in Crime Chicagoland chapter to hold their meetings for the local crime-fiction writing community. 57th Street Books on Chicago’s south side hosted a “Murder at the Mic”, allowing both published and unpublished authors to read from their works in progress. This offered a wonderful opportunity for writers to learn and grow, and for readers to be exposed to new works. I also appreciate the niche bookstores, such as those in my genre of crime fiction,  Mystery to Me (Madison, WI) and Once Upon a Crime (Minneapolis, MN) do so much to promote specific authors and books within the crime fiction genre.

Through independent bookstores, I’ve had some amazing opportunities to connect with the larger literary community.

Through independent bookstores, I’ve had some amazing opportunities to connect with the larger literary community. For example:

  • I participated in the “Readers’ Apothecary” at the Book Cellar in Chicago, where authors suggested good books to readers that will help them with different “ailments.”
  • I contributed to World Book Night Pick Up Party at CityLit Books (Chicago), reading a passage from Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children to encourage the discovery of great books;
  • I’ve joined other authors to do “meet and greet” events, such as at Barbara’s Books (Vernon Hills) and Prairie Fox Books (Ottawa, IL), which is a wonderful way to meet new readers. Prairie Fox books even hosted a very entertaining 1920s murder mystery dinner!

I’ve even contributed a short story to “Between the Covers: A Bookstore Erotica Anthology”—with a follow-up cringe-worthy reading—to support Volumes Bookcafe (Chicago).

Overall, I deeply value the community that independent bookstores forge, for readers and authors alike, and I appreciate their commitment to the written word.

SUSANNA CALKINS became fascinated with seventeenth century England while pursuing her doctorate in British history and uses her fiction to explore this chaotic period. Originally from Philadelphia, Calkins now lives outside of Chicago with her husband and two sons. A Murder at Rosamund's Gate is her first novel.

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.


"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. Anyone with aspirations to write will enjoy this novel." --Erica, Flyleaf Books, Chapel Hill, NC

The Gulf by Belle Boggs
Marianne is in a slump: barely able to support herself by teaching, not making progress on her poetry, about to lose her Brooklyn apartment. When her novelist ex-fiancé, Eric, and his venture capitalist brother, Mark, offer her a job directing a low-residency school for Christian writers at a motel they've inherited on Florida's Gulf Coast, she can't come up with a reason to say no.

The Genesis Inspirational Writing Ranch is born, and liberal, atheist Marianne is soon knee-deep in applications from writers whose political and religious beliefs she has always opposed but whose money she's glad to take. Janine is a schoolteacher whose heartfelt poems explore the final days of Terri Schiavo's life. Davonte is a former R&B superstar who hopes to reboot his career with a bestselling tale of excess and redemption. Lorraine and Tom, eccentric writers in need of paying jobs, join the Ranch as instructors.

Mark finds an investor in God's Word God's World, a business that develops for-profit schools for the Christian market, but the conditions that come along with their support become increasingly problematic, especially as Marianne grows closer to the students. As unsavory allegations mount, a hurricane bears down on the Ranch, and Marianne is faced with the consequences of her decisions.

With sharp humor and deep empathy, The Gulf is a memorable debut novel in which Belle Boggs plumbs the troubled waters dividing America.

The Gulf by Belle Boggs
April 2, 2019 | Graywolf Press | 9781555978341


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Southern Indie Bestsellers

For the week ending April 7. 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

1. Where the Crawdads Sing
Delia Owens, Putnam, $26, 9780735219090
2. The American Agent
Jacqueline Winspear, Harper, $27.99, 9780062436665
3. Cemetery Road
Greg Iles, Morrow, $28.99, 9780062824615
4. Run Away
Harlan Coben, Grand Central, $29, 9781538748466
5. Daisy Jones & The Six
Taylor Jenkins Reid, Ballantine, $27, 9781524798628

1. Educated
Tara Westover, Random House, $28, 9780399590504
2. Becoming
Michelle Obama, Crown, $32.50, 9781524763138
3. The Matriarch: Barbara Bush and the Making of an American Dynasty
Susan Page, Twelve, $32.50, 9781538713648
4. I Miss You When I Blink: Essays
Mary Laura Philpott, Atria, $25, 9781982102807
5. Real Estate Titans: 7 Key Lessons from the World's Top Real Estate Investors
Erez Cohen, Wiley, $28, 9781119550044
Special to the Southern List

Miss Julia Takes the Wheel Ann B. Ross, Viking, $27,  Holy Envy: Finding God in the Faith of Others Barbara Brown Taylor, HarperOne, $25.99, The Line Becomes a River: Dispatches from the Border Francisco Cantú, Riverhead Books, $17, The Bettencourt Affair Tom Sancton, Dutton, $17, 

FICTION of note

1. Where the Crawdads Sing
Delia Owens, Putnam, $26, 9780735219090
9. Miss Julia Takes the Wheel

Ann B. Ross, Viking, $27, 9780525560487
12. My Lovely Wife
Samantha Downing, Berkley, $26, 9780451491725
15. The Last Romantics
Tara Conklin, Morrow, $26.99, 9780062358202
7. The Overstory
Richard Powers, Norton, $17.95, 9780393356687
10. Rules of Civility
Amor Towles, Penguin, $17, 9780143121169
11. An American Marriage
Tayari Jones, Algonquin Books, $16.95, 9781616208684

4. I Miss You When I Blink: Essays
Mary Laura Philpott, Atria, $25, 9781982102807
10. Holy Envy: Finding God in the Faith of Others
Barbara Brown Taylor, HarperOne, $25.99, 9780062406569
9. The Line Becomes a River: Dispatches from the Border
Francisco Cantú, Riverhead Books, $17, 9780735217737
10. The Last Castle
Denise Kiernan, Touchstone, $17, 9781476794051
13. The Bettencourt Affair
Tom Sancton, Dutton, $17, 9781101984499
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What's happening at Southern Indies across the South?
See the full calendar | Find a Southern Indie Bookstore near you.

David Machado  (author appearance)
David Machado | 04/12/2019, 08:00 pm | Books & Books, Inc. | Coral Gables, FL

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

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

Lynn Bernfield Psychotherapist/Author  (author appearance)
Lynn Bernfield | 04/14/2019, 02:00 pm | Bookstore 1 Sarasota | Sarasota, FL

Author Event: Scott Huler - A Delicious Country  (author appearance)
Scott Huler | 04/14/2019, 02:00 pm | Park Road Books | Charlotte, NC

César Brioso  (author appearance)
César Brioso | 04/15/2019, 08:00 pm | Books & Books, Inc. | Coral Gables, FL

Renee Linnell discusses her memoir The Burn Zone  (author appearance)
Renee Linnell | 04/15/2019, 07:00 pm | Flyleaf Books | Chapel Hill, NC

Barbara Brown Taylor presents Holy Envy: Finding God in the Faith of Others  (author appearance)
Barbara Brown Taylor | 04/15/2019, 06:00 pm | Malaprop's Bookstore & Cafe | Asheville, NC

Martha Hall Kelly - Lost Roses   (author appearance)
Martha Hall Kelly | 04/15/2019, 07:00 pm | Quail Ridge Books | Raleigh, NC

Claire Gibson Author Luncheon at the Poinsett Club   (author appearance)
Claire Gibson | 04/15/2019, 12:00 pm | Fiction Addiction | Greenville, SC

An evening with Ruth Reichl to benefit Second Harvest Food Bank  (author appearance)
Ruth Reichl | 04/15/2019, 06:30 pm | Parnassus Books | Nashville, TN

New Date! One-Hour Dairy-Free Cheese Tasting and Meet-And-Greet with Claudia Lucero   (author appearance)
Claudia Lucero | 04/15/2019 | Fountain Bookstore | Richmond, VA

Helen Ellis - Southern Lady Code  (author appearance)
Helen Ellis | 04/16/2019, 05:00 pm | Alabama Booksmith | Homewood, AL

River Jordan  (author appearance)
River Jordan | 04/16/2019, 06:00 pm | Page & Palette | Fairhope, AL

Liam Callanan  (author appearance)
Liam Callanan | 04/16/2019, 08:00 pm | Books & Books, Inc. | Coral Gables, FL

Robert Macomber  (author appearance)
Robert N. Macomber | 04/16/2019, 01:00 pm | MacIntosh Books and Paper | Sanibel, FL

Gwendolyn Womack: The Time Collector  (author appearance)
Gwendolyn Womack | 04/16/2019, 06:00 pm | Garden District Book Shop | New Orleans, LA

Clive Wilson - TIME OF MY LIFE: Jazz Journey from London to New Orleans  (author appearance)
Clive Wilson | 04/16/2019, 06:00 pm | Octavia Books | New Orleans, LA

William Alsup signs Won Over  (author appearance)
William Alsup | 04/16/2019, 05:00 pm | Lemuria Books | Jackson, MS

Kerry Madden Story Time  (author appearance)
Kerry Madden | 04/16/2019, 04:00 pm | City Lights Bookstore | Sylva, NC

Belle Boggs presents The Gulf, in conversation with Taylor Sykes  (author appearance)
Belle Boggs | 04/16/2019, 06:00 pm | Malaprop's Bookstore & Cafe | Asheville, NC

Author Event: Mesha Maren  (author appearance)
Mesha Maren | 04/16/2019, 07:00 pm | Page 158 Books | Wake Forest, NC

Virginia & Dana Beach Authors of A Wholly Admirable Thing: Defending Nature and Community on the South Carolina Coast  (author appearance)
Virginia and | 04/16/2019, 11:00 am | Litchfield Books | Pawleys Island, SC

Author event with Barbara Brown Taylor in conversation with Betsy Coughlin  (author appearance)
Barbara Brown Taylor | 04/16/2019, 06:30 pm | Parnassus Books | Nashville, TN

Launch Event for Cat Winters at The Poe Museum   (author appearance)
Cat Winters | 04/16/2019, 06:30 pm | Fountain Bookstore | Richmond, VA

Pam Jenoff, author of THE LOST GIRLS OF PARIS  (author appearance)
Pam Jenoff | 04/17/2019, 06:00 pm | Books & Books at the Studios | Key West, FL

Adam Abramowitz Booksigning  (author appearance)
Adam Abramowitz | 04/17/2019, 07:00 pm | Murder on the Beach Mystery Bookstore | Delray Beach, FL

Josip Novakovich Award-Winning Croation-American Author  (author appearance)
Josip Novakovich | 04/17/2019, 02:00 pm | Bookstore 1 Sarasota | Sarasota, FL

Dorianne Laux & Wilton Barnhardt discuss their writing on love & pleasure  (author appearance)
Dorianne Laux | 04/17/2019, 07:00 pm | Flyleaf Books | Chapel Hill, NC

Frank Harmon presents Native Places: Drawing as a Way to See  (author appearance)
Frank Harmon | 04/17/2019, 06:00 pm | Malaprop's Bookstore & Cafe | Asheville, NC

Belle Boggs - The Gulf: A Novel  (author appearance)
Belle Boggs | 04/17/2019, 07:00 pm | Quail Ridge Books | Raleigh, NC

Author event with Nathaniel Rich author of Losing Earth  (author appearance)
Nathaniel Rich | 04/17/2019, 06:30 pm | Parnassus Books | Nashville, TN

David Sedaris!!!!!!   (author appearance)
David Sedaris | 04/17/2019, 07:30 pm | Fountain Bookstore | Richmond, VA

StacyPlays  (author appearance)
StacyPlays | 04/18/2019, 06:30 pm | Books & Books, Inc. | Coral Gables, FL

Nathaniel Rich - Losing Earth  (author appearance)
Nathaniel Rich | 04/18/2019, 07:00 pm | A Cappella Books | Atlanta, GA

Luke Lampton and Karen Evers sign Images in Mississippi Medicine  (author appearance)
Luke Lampton | 04/18/2019, 04:30 pm | Lemuria Books | Jackson, MS

William Alsup | 04/18/2019, 11:00 am | Square Books | Oxford, MS

Mary Laura Philpott on Thacker Mountain Radio with I MISS YOU WHEN I BLINK   (author appearance)
Mary Laura Philpott | 04/18/2019, 06:00 pm | Square Books | Oxford, MS

Brandon Amico's Disappearing, Inc.  (author appearance)
Brandon Amico | 04/18/2019, 06:30 pm | Firestorm Books & Coffee | Asheville, NC

Andrew Reynolds presents The Children of Harvey Milk: How LGBTQ Politicians Changed the World, in conversation with Jasmine Beach-Ferrara   (author appearance)
Andrew Reynolds | 04/18/2019, 06:00 pm | Malaprop's Bookstore & Cafe | Asheville, NC

Author Event: Mesha Maren - Sugar Run  (author appearance)
Mesha Maren | 04/18/2019, 07:00 pm | Park Road Books | Charlotte, NC

Author event with Susan Page in conversation with Michael Anastasi  (author appearance)
Susan Page | 04/18/2019, 06:30 pm | Parnassus Books | Nashville, TN

Susan Crawford Explains the Next Tech Revolution and Why America Is Falling Behind   (author appearance)
Susan Crawford | 04/18/2019, 06:30 pm | Fountain Bookstore | Richmond, VA

Jason Dewees, author of DESIGNING WITH PALMS  (author appearance)
Jason Dewees | 04/19/2019, 06:00 pm | Books & Books at the Studios | Key West, FL

An Evening with Bret Easton Ellis  (author appearance)
Bret Easton | 04/19/2019, 08:00 pm | Books & Books, Inc. | Coral Gables, FL

Bettina L. Love: WE WANT TO DO MORE THAN SURVIVE  (author appearance)
Bettina Love | 04/19/2019, 06:30 pm | Avid Bookshop | Athens, GA

Bettina L. Love: WE WANT TO DO MORE THAN SURVIVE  (author appearance)
Bettina Love | 04/19/2019, 06:30 pm | Avid Bookshop | Athens, GA

Corporate Greed and the Criminalization of Educators  (author appearance)
Shani Robinson | 04/19/2019, 06:00 pm | Firestorm Books & Coffee | Asheville, NC

YA Panel with Brenda Rufener and Jaye Robin Brown, moderated by Amber Smith  (author appearance)
Brenda Rufener | 04/19/2019, 07:00 pm | Quail Ridge Books | Raleigh, NC

Carla Buckley Author of The Liar's Child  (author appearance)
Carla Buckley | 04/19/2019, 11:00 am | Litchfield Books | Pawleys Island, SC

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

Bleachers Book Launch with Joseph Mills  (author appearance)
Joseph Mills | 4/18/2019, 7:00 PM | Bookmarks | Winston-Salem, NC


Authors Round the South |
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