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Week of April 18, 2019
 
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The Commonplace Book | Read This! | Okra Picks | Southern Indie Bestsellers | Events
 
 
{Building the connections between writers, readers, and books.}
 
In which Mr. Richard Powers thinks there are some things more interesting than people, Charis Books wants everyone to nurture their personal book collection, and her ladyship, the editor is looking forward to April 27 and the excuse to eat donuts.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

Dearest Readers

In his essay below, the author Clifford Garstang (The Shaman of Turtle Valley) talks about how independent bookstores have impacted his life as a writer and reader. "It's not simple for a writer," he says, "especially an emerging writer, to connect with readers.":

"booksellers make the connection between the books they have on the shelves and the customers whose preferences they’ve come to know."

Booksellers connect readers to books, and thus writers to readers. It is an awesome responsibility.

 

Independent Bookstore Day 

 

Saturday, April 27 is Independent Bookstore Day -- a national day of recognition of the importance of locally-owned, neighborhood bookshops. Bookstores across the country are hosting special events (aka "parties"), sales of books and gifts, and a gamut of creative (and sometimes crazy) other things as part of their celebrations.

They'll have exclusive and collective stuff (her ladyship has a thing for the tea towels). They will be offering special pricing and sometimes even free copies of books and audio books. They'll be handing out cookies and dressing up their local authors in store staff t-shirts.

There are something like 70 different events listed for Independent Bookstore Day on the Calendar of Events below. Dozens of author readings. A near-universal listing of story times, not to mention the open mics, writers' workshops, raffles, door prizes and drawings, and...

  • ...a donut hour at Horton's Books in Carrollton, GA
  • ...on the spot dog portraits at Avid Bookshop, Athens, GA
  • ...Book Nerd Apron modeling at The Haunted Bookshop, Mobile, AL
  • ...drinking games at Eagle Eye Bookshop, Decatur, GA
  • ...Champagne at Joe's Place Bookstore, Greenville, SC
  • ...face-painting and slime-making at Quail Ridge Books, Raleigh, NC
  • ...Sesame Street story time at Square Books Jr., Oxford, MS
  • ...a Drag Queen story time at Scuppernong Books, Greensboro, NC
  • ...a singalong at Parnassus Books, Nashville, TN
  • ...a theatrical production of "Penguin Problems" at Turnrow Books, Greenwood, MS

...just to cite a few of the 70+ events on the list. Note that if you are planning to hit up the Horton's Books donut hour (who could blame you) you might want to get there early.

 

 

Read independently, and shop local.

 
 
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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.
 

 

Odd Leaves from the Life of a Louisiana Swamp Doctor

The old lady was a shrewd, active dame, kindhearted and long-tongued, benevolent and impartial, making her coffee as strong for the poor pedestrian with his all upon his back as the broadcloth sojourner with his "up-country pacer." She was a member of the church, as well as the daughter of a man who had once owned a race horse; and these circumstances gave her an indisputable right, she thought, to "let on all she knew" when religion or horseflesh was the theme. At one moment she would be heard discussing whether the new "circus rider" (as she always called him) was as affecting in Timothy as the old one was pathetic in Paul, and anon (not anonymous, for the old lady did everything above board, except rubbing her corns at supper) protecting dad's horse from the invidious comparisons of some visitor who having heard, perhaps, that such horses as Fashion and Boston existed, thought himself qualified to doubt the old lady's assertion that her father's horse "Shumach" had run a mile on one particular occasion. "Don't tell me," was her never failing replay to their doubts, "Don't tell me 'bout Fashun or Bosting or any other beating 'Shumach' a fair race, for the thing was unfeasible: didn't he run a mile a minute by Squire Dim's watch, which always stopt 'zactly at twelve, and didn't he start a minute afore and git out, jes as the long hand war givin' its last quiver on ketchin' the short leg of the watch?"

 

--Henry Clay Lewis, in Odd Leaves from the Life of a Louisiana Swamp Doctor, edited by Edwin T. Arnold (Louisiana State University Press, 1997) 9780807121672

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


Miracle Creek by Angie Kim
Wow! What a powerful story and terrific courtroom drama from a debut novelist. Kim’s background as a trial lawyer and a teen aged immigrant from Korea really brought to life the struggles the Yoo family face trying to get to America for the sake of their daughter and makes the courtroom drama so intense that you wish you were there to hear the lawyers’ interrogations in person.

Miracle Creek is a remarkably written story about families and what sacrifices are made and what lies are told to try and protect those near and dear. But, the lies – which seemed harmless by themselves – stack up like dominoes and soon cascade to a tragic end, one that might not have happened if just one small seemingly insignificant act or one small seemingly insignificant lie had not occurred.

Miracle Creek by Angie Kim ($27.00*, Sarah Crichton Books), recommended by Fiction Addiction, Greenville, SC.

 


The Line Tender by Kate AllenWell, this was a completely captivating, emotional roller coaster that left this reader with a greater appreciation of sharks by the end. The Line Tender is a coming-of-age, middle grade novel set on the coast of Massachusetts during the 1990's.

Twelve year-old Lucy has always depended on her best friend, Fred, for emotional support and understanding since the death of her marine biologist mom five years ago. However, their feelings are beginning to shift a bit. They both have insatiable curiosity and are working on a local field guide for an extra credit project when a dead, but massive white shark is brought to shore by a local fisherman. This sets the course for an unexpected chain of events that will rock their small community.

This tale is haunting and unforgettable. I loved the pencil sketches throughout.

The Line Tender by Kate Allen ($17.99*, Dutton Books for Young Readers), recommended by The Country Bookshop, Southern Pines, NC.

 


Southern Lady Code by Helen EllisWell, bless my heart. I love this masterful, whip-smart essay collection so much, I might just dip some Nutter Butters into melted white chocolate, dot them with candy buttons, eat them, and call it a day. Or maybe I'll hop a flight to Topeka, where I won't take part in a three-way. Or maybe I'll clean my whole apartment! The truth is, I just don't quite know what to do with myself after reading Southern Lady Code. It is so, so GOOD, so rooted in its perspective, and so candid; plus, it's so remarkably, frequently moving, oftentimes in unexpected ways. In short, this book is...well, whatever Southern Lady Code is for "a triumph."

Southern Lady Code by Helen Ellis ($22.00*, Doubleday), recommended by Avid Bookshop, Athens, GA.

 A Spring 2019 Okra Pick

 

 

Read This Next: Books to look forward to
 
Recommended forthcoming books from Southern Indie Booksellers

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.

 

The Night Before The 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 Known Riots 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

 

Give, a Novel 6/1/2019
Give"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

 
More bookseller recommendations

 

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Gossip

 

News of a literary nature

The Overstory"I can’t help thinking that some of the appetite for this book and some of the response has been the result of people who need to think some other way about a world that we’re running through very quickly"

keep reading: The Overstory wins Pulitzer Prize

 

"There was a time when our myths and legends and stories were about something greater than individual well-being. When the Cherokees lived here, and told how the Smokies were formed, they said an enormous bird flapped its wings, and every time the wings touched the ground, they beat down a valley."

keep reading: Richard Powers: There are Things More Interesting Than People

 

The Magnetic Girl"Part of Hub City’s mission is championing lesser-heard perspectives,” Reid says. “In our books we’re looking for diversity in voices and experiences in a region that’s really quite huge."

keep reading: New Southern Fiction series from Hub City Press

 

"We want to encourage folks of all ages to develop a personal book collection. Even if that’s five books that you carry throughout your life, almost everyone should have some guiding books that they really invest in."

keep reading: Charis Books finds a new home at Agnes Scott

 

 

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Authors on Indies: Independent Bookstores and the Writer-Reader Connection by Clifford Garstang

 

Clifford GarstangWhen I was beginning to write fiction, a mentor of mine urged me to find a community of writers. That, he said, was more important than taking writing classes or getting an MFA. His point was that writers need to connect with other writers, partly because writing is a solitary profession and we all need human contact, but also because we can find inspiration and encouragement in other writers: She’s making progress on her book, so can I.

He might have added, except that it probably seemed too obvious, that writers also need to connect with readers. I’ve managed to connect with other writers in various workshops and conferences, and I’ve learned a great deal from these peer-to-peer and mentor-to-peer interactions. I’ve been able to share in the successes of my writing friends, and commiserate over failures.

It’s not as simple for a writer, especially an emerging writer, to connect with readers.

That is just one of the ways independent bookstores are important, to both writers and readers. I don’t mean necessarily that I’m going to walk into an independent bookstore and literally meet readers, although that of course does happen. It happens all the time, in fact, when those stores host readings in which writers do share their work directly with readers. As both a writer and a reader I love that kind of interaction and it’s another reason to treasure independent bookstores.

what I really mean is that the booksellers make the connection between the books they have on the shelves and the customers whose preferences they’ve come to know.

The Shaman of Turtle ValleyBut what I really mean is that the booksellers make the connection between the books they have on the shelves and the customers whose preferences they’ve come to know. When I walk into one of the independent bookstores I frequent, I’m likely to be met with a recommendation. “Did you like that book by Wiley Cash you bought last month?” the bookseller might ask. “If you did, I bet you’d like this one by Jon Pineda.” Or, “I know you like Lee Smith’s work, so you should take a look at the latest by Jill McCorkle.” That kind of handselling of books doesn’t happen anywhere else.

So, for me, the true value of the Independent Bookstore is the community it creates. Sometimes that’s a real connection between writer and reader, in person, in real life, but more often than not it’s a virtual introduction for the reader, not to the writer herself, but to her words.


Clifford Garstang is the author of the novel in stories, What the Zhang Boys Know, winner of the Library of Virginia Literary Award for Fiction, and the short story collection In an Uncharted Country. He is also the editor of Everywhere Stories: Short Fiction from a Small Planet, a three-volume anthology of stories set around the world. A former Peace Corps Volunteer in South Korea and an international lawyer, Garstang lives in the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia.

 

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.

 

"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, Fiction Addiction, Greenville, SC

Caterpillar Summer by Gillian McDunnCat and her brother Chicken have always had a very special bond--Cat is one of the few people who can keep Chicken happy. When he has a "meltdown" she's the one who scratches his back and reads his favorite story. She's the one who knows what Chicken needs. Since their mom has had to work double-hard to keep their family afloat after their father passed away, Cat has been the glue holding her family together.

But even the strongest glue sometimes struggles to hold. When a summer trip doesn't go according to plan, Cat and Chicken end up spending three weeks with grandparents they never knew. For the first time in years, Cat has the opportunity to be a kid again, and the journey she takes shows that even the most broken or strained relationships can be healed if people take the time to walk in one another's shoes.

Caterpillar Summer by Gillian McDunn
April 2, 2019 | Bloomsbury Publishing | 9781681197432

 

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Southern Indie Bestsellers
 

For the week ending April 14. 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. Run Away
Harlan Coben, Grand Central, $29, 9781538748466
4. Daisy Jones & The Six
Taylor Jenkins Reid, Ballantine, $27, 9781524798628
5. The Silent Patient
Alex Michaelides, Celadon Books, $26.99, 9781250301697

 
HARDCOVER NONFICTION
 
1. Educated
Tara Westover, Random House, $28, 9780399590504
2. Becoming
Michelle Obama, Crown, $32.50, 9781524763138
3. Working
Robert A. Caro, Knopf, $25, 9780525656340
4. The Matriarch: Barbara Bush and the Making of an American Dynasty
Susan Page, Twelve, $32.50, 9781538713648
5. Say Nothing: A True Story of Murder and Memory in Northern Ireland
Patrick Radden Keefe, Doubleday, $28.95, 9780385521314
 
Special to the Southern List
 

kaddish.com: Nathan Englander, Knopf, $24.95,  When We Left Cuba Chanel Cleeton, Berkley, $16, On Cussing: Bad Words and Creative Cursing Katherine Dunn, Tin House Books, $12.95, Lovely War Julie Berry, Viking Books for Young Readers, $18.99, 

 
 
 
FICTION of note
 

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

John Grisham, Doubleday, $29.95, 9780385544153

15. kaddish.com:
Nathan Englander, Knopf, $24.95, 9781524732752
7. The Overstory
Richard Powers, Norton, $17.95, 9780393356687
10. When We Left Cuba
Chanel Cleeton, Berkley, $16, 9780451490865
11. An American Marriage
Tayari Jones, Algonquin Books, $16.95, 9781616208684
12. Rules of Civility
Amor Towles, Penguin, $17, 9780143121169

 
NONFICTION of note
 
10. Holy Envy: Finding God in the Faith of Others
Barbara Brown Taylor, HarperOne, $25.99, 9780062406569
11. I Miss You When I Blink: Essays
Mary Laura Philpott, Atria Books, $25, 9781982102807
15. See You in the Piazza: New Places to Discover in Italy
Frances Mayes, Crown, $27, 9780451497697
6. The Last Castle
Denise Kiernan, Touchstone, $17, 9781476794051
11. Hillbilly Elegy
J.D. Vance, Harper, $16.99, 9780062300553
13. On Cussing: Bad Words and Creative Cursing
Katherine Dunn, Tin House Books, $12.95, 9781947793262
14. Under the Tuscan Sun
Frances Mayes, Broadway, $15, 9780767916066
15. Democracy in Chains: The Deep History of the Radical Right's Stealth Plan for America
Nancy MacLean, Penguin, $18, 9781101980972
 
         
 
 
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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.
 

Robert McCammon - Cardinal Black  (author appearance)
Robert McCammon | 04/20/2019, 02:00 pm | Alabama Booksmith | Homewood, AL

Local Author Showcase  (author appearance)
J.C. Crumpton | 04/20/2019, 02:00 pm | Bookish: An Indie Shop for Folks Who Read | Fort Smith, AR

Lou Hernandez  (author appearance)
Lou Hernandez | 04/20/2019, 05:00 pm | Books & Books, Inc. | Coral Gables, FL

Ann Melton  (author appearance)
Ann Melton | 04/20/2019, 03:00 pm | City Lights Bookstore | Sylva, NC

Samia Serageldin and Lee Smith, Mothers and Strangers  (author appearance)
Lee Smith | 04/20/2019, 11:00 am | McIntyre's Books | Pittsboro, NC

David Rowell, Wherever the Sound Takes You: Heroics and Heartbreak in Music Making  (author appearance)
David Rowell | 04/20/2019, 04:00 pm | McIntyre's Books | Pittsboro, NC

Marjy Marj presents The Shimmigrant  (author appearance)
Marjy Marj | 04/20/2019, 02:00 pm | Park Road Books | Charlotte, NC

Reading and Book Signing with Donna Everhart  (author appearance)
Donna Everhart | 04/20/2019, 02:00 pm | Quarter Moon Bookstore | Topsail Beach, NC

Jeff Mann & Julia Watts present LGBTQ Fiction and Poetry from Appalachia  (author appearance)
Julia Watts | 04/22/2019, 06:00 pm | Malaprop's Bookstore & Cafe | Asheville, NC

Scott Reintgen - Nyxia Uprising  (author appearance)
Scott Reintgen | 04/22/2019, 07:00 pm | Quail Ridge Books | Raleigh, NC

Author event with Miriam Towes author of Women Talking  (author appearance)
Miriam Toews | 04/22/2019, 06:30 pm | Parnassus Books | Nashville, TN

Ruth Reichl at Bal Harbour Shops  (author appearance)
Ruth Reichl | 04/23/2019, 01:00 pm | Books & Books, Inc. | Coral Gables, FL

Author Lucy Burdette  (author appearance)
Lucy Burdette | 04/23/2019, 06:00 pm | Copperfish Books | Punta Gorda, FL

Finding My Voice: Valerie Jarrett and Stacey Abrams in conversation  (author appearance)
Valerie Jarrett | 04/23/2019, 07:00 pm | Charis Books & More | Decatur, GA

Miriam Toews with WOMEN TALKING   (author appearance)
Miriam Toews | 04/23/2019, 05:00 pm | Square Books | Oxford, MS

Robert Hunter / Relapse + Revival  (author appearance)
Robert Hunter | 04/23/2019, 05:30 pm | Turnrow Books | Greenwood, MS

Scott Huler and Holly FitzGerald discuss their latest books: A Delicious Country and Ruthless River  (author appearance)
Holly FitzGerald | 04/23/2019, 07:00 pm | Flyleaf Books | Chapel Hill, NC

Bonnie Kistler, author of House on Fire in conversation with Mark de Castrique  (author appearance)
Bonnie Kistler | 04/23/2019, 06:00 pm | Malaprop's Bookstore & Cafe | Asheville, NC

Ali Standish - August Isle  (author appearance)
Ali Standish | 04/23/2019, 07:00 pm | Quail Ridge Books | Raleigh, NC

Salon@615 with Kwame Alexander at Lipscomb's Collins Auditorium  (author appearance)
Kwame Alexander | 04/23/2019, 06:15 pm | Parnassus Books | Nashville, TN

Tanya Hernandez  (author appearance)
Tanya Hernandez | 04/24/2019, 06:30 pm | Southern Independent Booksellers Alliance | Columbia

Roger McNamee - Zucked: Waking Up to the Facebook Catastrophe  (author appearance)
Roger McNamee | 04/24/2019, 08:00 pm | Books & Books, Inc. | Coral Gables, FL

Nathan Turner  (author appearance)
Nathan Turner | 04/24/2019, 06:30 pm | Oxford Exchange | Tampa, FL

Wine ◊ Wisdom ◊ Words Presents: Kristy Harvey Woodson  (author appearance)
Kristy Harvey Woodson | 04/24/2019, 06:30 pm | Writers Block Bookstore | Winter Park, FL

The Lee Bros. Present Their Book Hotbox at 3rd Annual Global Growers Fundraiser  (author appearance)
The Lee Brothers | 04/24/2019, 07:00 pm | A Cappella Books | Atlanta, GA

James Campbell - Mississippi Witness  (author appearance)
James Campbell | 04/24/2019, 07:00 pm | A Cappella Books | Atlanta, GA

Chelsea Clinton: DON'T LET THEM DISAPPEAR  (author appearance)
Chelsea Clinton | 04/24/2019, 07:00 pm | Avid Bookshop | Athens, GA

Brad Richard - Parasite Kingdom + Elizabeth Gross - this body / that lightning show  (author appearance)
Brad Richard | 04/24/2019, 06:00 pm | Octavia Books | New Orleans, LA

Helen Ellis signs Southern Lady Code  (author appearance)
Helen Ellis | 04/24/2019, 05:00 pm | Lemuria Books | Jackson, MS

Literary Luncheon with Anna Quindlen  (author appearance)
Anna Quindlen | 04/24/2019, 12:00 pm | McIntyre's Books | Pittsboro, NC

Anna Quindlen - Nanaville: Adventures in Grandparenting (Reserved Seating Available)  (author appearance)
Anna Quindlen | 04/24/2019, 07:00 pm | Quail Ridge Books | Raleigh, NC

Special Off Site Event: Jason Reynolds, Author of Ghost  (author appearance)
Jason Reynolds | 04/24/2019, 07:00 pm | Scuppernong Books | Greensboro, NC

Larry Nielson - Nature's Allies  (author appearance)
Larry Nielson | 04/24/2019, 05:00 pm | The Country Bookshop | Southern Pines, NC

Lydia Fitzpatrick  (author appearance)
Lydia Fitzpatrick | 04/25/2019, 08:00 pm | Books & Books, Inc. | Coral Gables, FL

Alafair Burke Booksigning  (author appearance)
Alafair Burke | 04/25/2019, 07:00 pm | Murder on the Beach Mystery Bookstore | Delray Beach, FL

Jessie Morgan-Owens - GIRL IN BLACK AND WHITE  (author appearance)
Jessie Morgan-Owens | 04/25/2019, 06:00 pm | Octavia Books | New Orleans, LA

Ali Benjamin signs The Next Great Paulie Fink  (author appearance)
Ali Benjamin | 04/25/2019, 05:00 pm | Lemuria Books | Jackson, MS

Matt & Ted Lee with HOTBOX: INSIDE CATERING, THE FOOD WORLD'S RISKIEST BUSINESS   (author appearance)
Matt and Ted Lee | 04/25/2019, 05:30 pm | Square Books | Oxford, MS

Author Event: Dr. Zeev E. Neuwirth MD. - Reframing Healthcare  (author appearance)
Zeev E. | 04/25/2019, 07:00 pm | Park Road Books | Charlotte, NC

Young Adult Panel with Kathleen Burkinshaw, Linda Phillips, & Lisa Williams Kline  (author appearance)
Linda Phillips | 04/25/2019, 11:00 am | Park Road Books | Charlotte, NC

Book and a Beer with Taylor Brown  (author appearance)
Taylor Brown | 04/25/2019, 07:00 pm | M. Judson Booksellers | Greenville, SC

Reading with Sarah Arvio  (author appearance)
Sarah Arvio | 04/25/2019, 05:30 pm | Burke's Book Store | Memphis, TN

Anthony Harkins, Meredith McCarroll, TRC Hutton and Ivy Brashear discuss Appalachian Reckoning  (author appearance)
Anthony Harkins | 04/25/2019, 06:30 pm | Parnassus Books | Nashville, TN

Claudia Lucero presents One-Hour Dairy Free Cheese  (author appearance)
Claudia Lucero | 04/26/2019, 06:00 pm | Malaprop's Bookstore & Cafe | Asheville, NC

Joseph Finder - Judgment  (author appearance)
Joseph Finder | 04/26/2019, 07:00 pm | Quail Ridge Books | Raleigh, NC

Frances Mayes Author of See You in the Piazza  (author appearance)
Frances Mayes | 04/26/2019, 11:00 am | Litchfield Books | Pawleys Island, SC

Independent Bookstore Day with William L. Garner   (author appearance)
William L. | 04/27/2019, 12:00 pm | Bayou Book Co. | Niceville, FL

Renee Linnell - The Burn Zone   (author appearance)
Renee Linnell | 04/27/2019, 02:00 pm | A Cappella Books | Atlanta, GA

Helen Ellis: SOUTHERN LADY CODE  (author appearance)
Helen Ellis | 04/27/2019, 06:30 pm | Avid Bookshop | Athens, GA

Latricia Taylor  (author appearance)
Latricia Taylor | 04/27/2019, 12:00 pm | Tall Tales Atlanta | Atlanta, GA

Belle Boggs, The Gulf, and Theresa Anne Fowler, A Well-Behaved Woman  (author appearance)
Belle Boggs | 04/27/2019, 11:00 am | McIntyre's Books | Pittsboro, NC

Marilyn Lueking presents Mikey and Tom Cat  (author appearance)
Marilyn Lueking | 04/27/2019, 02:00 pm | Park Road Books | Charlotte, NC

David Burnsworth Launch Party  (author appearance)
David Burnsworth | 04/27/2019, 02:00 pm | Fiction Addiction | Greenville, SC

Author R J Jacobs in Conversation  (author appearance)
04/27/2019, 02:00 pm | Star Line Books | Chattanooga, TN

Independent Bookstore Day - Featured Author: Heath Lee, League of Wives  (author appearance)
Heath Lee | 04/27/2019, 01:00 pm | Book No Further | Roanoke, VA

Mothers and Strangers with Lee Smith & Friends  (author appearance)
Lee Smith | 4/23/2019, 7:00 PM | Bookmarks | Winston-Salem, NC

 

 
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