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LADY BANKS COMMONPLACE BOOK
 
Week of May 31, 2019
 
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{On reading Tony Horwitz.}
 
In which Ms. Sarah Dessen considers her waitressing job an early social network, Mr. Derrick E. White honors the legacy of Black college football, and her ladyship, the editor, remembers the first book she ever read by Tony Horwitz.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

2019 Conroy Legacy Award 

Dearest Readers

"Even aimless journeys have a purpose." --Tony Horwitz

 

Confederates in the AtticLike anyone else who admired his work, her ladyship, the editor was profoundly shocked to hear of the sudden and unexpected death this week of Tony Horwitz -- one of this era's most beloved historians and journalists. It is perhaps no good testament to the times we live in that when she first saw the notice her ladyship immediately checked the hoax websites, so incomprehensible and unbelievable was the news. Alas, it was no hoax.

Although Mr. Horwitz already enjoyed an laudable reputation for his journalism -- he won the Pulitzer Prize in 1995 for his Wall Street Journal series on working conditions for low wage workers -- he first came to her ladyship's attention, along with everybody else's, with the release of his runaway bestseller, Confederates in the Attic, over twenty years ago. It has the distinction of being one of the first books her ladyship sent to her mother unsolicited, just because she wanted her to read it, and thus started a tradition wherein they traded book recommendations back and forth that has continued to this day.

It is also, her ladyship admits with some shame, the book that began their habit of calling each other weekly to talk about books, when her ladyship interrupted her mother's impressions to ask "did you get to the part where they pee on their buttons?"

Despite this somewhat inauspicious demonstration of her ladyship's critical thinking skills, the conversation continued on for the better part of an hour, as both she and her mother declaimed over Mr. Horwitz's eye for detail, empathy for his subjects, and general even-handed manner in situations that would have tried less hardy souls. Or, has her ladyship put it less coherently to her mother on the day of that first phone call -- "Boy, he will talk to ANYONE."

Spying on the SouthMore to the point, he wanted to talk to everyone. In a recent piece he wrote for the New York Times on the occasion of the publication of his latest book, Spying on the South, he wrote about the travels he made through the rural South, following the footsteps of Frederick Law Olmsted from dive bar to local watering hole:

"I’ve been met affably, by drinkers open about their views and curious to know mine, as a visiting writer from “Taxachusetts.” Often I hear opinions I don’t expect, like self-described right-wingers dissenting from Trumpian orthodoxy on health care or a border wall."

He writes of his concern over the divisive rhetoric that passes for political discourse in our current culture, unable to see people as "red" or "blue": "I conjure instead the three-dimensional individuals I drank and debated with in factory towns, Gulf Coast oil fields and distressed rural crossroads," he notes, "And I hope they occasionally remember me. Not as a Fox-induced boogeyman on the bar TV, one of those “coastal elites” dripping with contempt and condescension toward Middle America. But rather, as that guy from “up north” who appeared on the next bar stool one Friday after work, asked about their job and life and hopes for the future, and thought what they said was important enough to write down."

 

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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.
 

Don't Date Rosa SantosThe Santos women never go to the sea.

Once upon a lifetime ago a pregnant woman escaped Cuba with her husband by climbing into a boat he had built in secret with nothing but scrap and desperate hope. They left an entire life in the dead of night. They were still too late. The storm was sudden and violent, and the baby could not wait. As he fought a raging sea, she screamed into the angry winds and pulled her wailing daughter from her body.

When Milagro Santos reached the other side, it was only with her newborn baby.

My mom grew up in a new land and despite warnings, dared to love a boy who loved the sea. But the day before her eighteenth birthday, a spring storm formed out in open waters and shattered another dream. My father’s boat was found but never his body. Mom waited at the dock, her screams etched into the town’s memories as she clutched her middle, me growing inside.

That was the sea for us.

--Nina Moreno, Don't Date Rosa Santos, (Disney-Hyperion, 2019) 9781368039703

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


Vessel by LIsa A. Nichols
I am not normally a sci-fi fan but I loved The Martian so decided to give Vessel a try, and boy am I glad I did. It was an amazing look at NASA and the space program including protocols and hardships, and the lives and personal struggles of astronauts. Commander Catherine Wells was on a six-year mission to a newly discovered planet that was believed to be able to support life, when things went horribly wrong. Contact was lost and eventually all were assumed dead. Nine years after the mission was launched Catherine returned home–alone and with no memory of what happened. Vessel is a fast paced very readable novel with strong characters that gives a fantastic look at what could be reality and not fiction in a not-so-distant future.

Vessel by Lisa A. Nichols ($27.00*, Atria/Emily Bestler Books/Alloy Entertainment), recommended by Fiction Addiction, Greenville, SC.



Prairie Fever by Michael Parker
Michael Parker eloquently captures the desolate beauty of the Oklahoma prairie in prose that is somehow both searing and lyrical as he tells the story of two teenage sisters in the early 1900's. The pair are deeply close, although they couldn't be more different. Lorena is sensible, Elise is always lost in flights of fancy. When a series of events leads them to realize they have feelings for the same man, their young teacher, the two are driven apart by years and hundreds of miles. This not a sad story. It is a tale of abiding love infused with charm, wit, and bitingly humorous dialogue. I was enchanted, and to put it simply, I loved how this book made me feel.

Prairie Fever by Michael Parker ($26.95*, Algonquin Books), recommended by The Country Bookshop, Southern Pines, NC.



Let Me Hear a Rhyme by Tiffany D. Jackson
Steph, Jarrell, and Quadir are best friends, going to high school in Brooklyn, when Steph is murdered in the street. Jarrell and Quadir, along with Jasmine, Steph's sister, are left wondering who killed Steph and why. When they discover boxes upon boxes of CDs and tapes of Steph's rap songs, they decide that they are too good to remain unheard. They also figure they can raise money and hire a detective to find out what happened to Steph since the police don't seem to care to find out.

This story takes place in the late 90s and is told through the point of view of Jasmine, Quadir, and Jarrell with a few flashbacks from Steph. Fans of urban fiction, 90s rap, and mystery alike will all enjoy this one.

Let Me Hear a Rhyme by Tiffany D. Jackson ($17.99*, Katherine Tegen Books), recommended by Bookmiser, Roswell, GA.

 
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Blood, Sweat, and Tears

 

Blood, Sweat, & TearsBlack college football began during the nadir of African American life after the Civil War. The first game occurred in 1892, a little less than four years before the Supreme Court ruled segregation legal in PLESSY V. FERGUSON. In spite of Jim Crow segregation, Black colleges produced some of the best football programs in the country. They mentored young men who became teachers, preachers, lawyers, and doctors--not to mention many other professions--and transformed Black communities. But when higher education was integrated, the programs faced existential challenges as predominately white institutions steadily set about recruiting their student athletes and hiring their coaches. BLOOD, SWEAT, AND TEARS explores the legacy of Black college football, with Florida A&M’s Jake Gaither as its central character, one of the most successful coaches in its history. A paradoxical figure, Gaither led one of the most respected Black college football programs, yet many questioned his loyalties during the height of the civil rights movement.

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Gossip

 

News of a literary nature

The Overstory"I hope they occasionally remember me," Horwitz wrote recently of the many Southerners he met in researching his books. "Not as a Fox-induced boogeyman on the bar TV, one of those 'coastal elites' dripping with contempt and condescension toward Middle America. But rather, as that guy from 'up north' who appeared on the next bar stool one Friday after work, asked about their job and life and hopes for the future, and thought what they said was important enough to write down.""

keep reading: Tony Horwitz dies at 60

 

The Rest of the Story"I waited tables and then I taught at UNC so I was used to having a social network"

keep reading: Sarah Dessen, The Rest of the Story

 

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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.

 

"This book was like a balm to my little Cubanita heart. Food plays a large role (as it does in Cuban culture) so now I'm pretty much constantly craving croquetas and pastelitos. And that ending? Tears for daaaaays. (Good ones, I swear)"

recommended by One More Page Books, Arlington, VA.


Don't Date Rosa Santos by Nina Moreno
For fans of Gilmore Girls and To All The Boys I've Loved Before, this effervescent love story from debut author Nina Moreno will sweep you away.

Rosa Santos is cursed by the sea-at least, that's what they say. Dating her is bad news, especially if you're a boy with a boat.

But Rosa feels more caught than cursed. Caught between cultures and choices. Between her abuela, a beloved healer and pillar of their community, and her mother, an artist who crashes in and out of her life like a hurricane. Between Port Coral, the quirky South Florida town they call home, and Cuba, the island her abuela refuses to talk about.

As her college decision looms, Rosa collides-literally-with Alex Aquino, the mysterious boy with tattoos of the ocean whose family owns the marina. With her heart, her family, and her future on the line, can Rosa break a curse and find her place beyond the horizon?

Don't Date Rosa Santos by Nina Moreno
May 14, 2019 | Disney-Hyperion | 9781368039703
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Southern Indie Bestsellers
 

For the week ending May 26. 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 Guest Book
Sarah Blake, Flatiron Books, $27.99, 9781250110251
3. Cari Mora
Thomas Harris, Grand Central, $29, 9781538750148
4. Sunset Beach
Mary Kay Andrews, St. Martin's, $28.99, 9781250126108
5. Normal People
Sally Rooney, Hogarth, $26, 9781984822178

 
HARDCOVER NONFICTION
 
1. The Pioneers
David McCullough, S&S, $30, 9781501168680
2. Educated
Tara Westover, Random House, $28, 9780399590504
3. Furious Hours: Murder, Fraud, and the Last Trial of Harper Lee
Casey Cep, Knopf, $26.95, 9781101947869
4. Spying on the South: Travels with Frederick Law Olmsted in a Fractured Land
Tony Horwitz, Penguin Press, $30, 9781101980286
5. The Moment of Lift
Melinda Gates, Flatiron Books, $26.99, 9781250313577
 
Special to the Southern List
 

Cemetery Road Greg Iles, Morrow, $28.99,  Southern Lady Code: Essays Helen Ellis, Doubleday, $22, The Book Woman of Troublesome Creek Kim Michele Richardson, Sourcebooks Landmark, $15.99, The Book Hog Greg Pizzoli, Disney/Hyperion, $16.99, 

 
 
 
FICTION of note
 

1. Where the Crawdads Sing
Delia Owens, Putnam, $26, 9780735219090
11. Cemetery Road
Greg Iles, Morrow, $28.99, 9780062824615
13. The Only Woman in the Room
Marie Benedict, Sourcebooks Landmark, $25.99, 9781492666868
3. The Overstory
Richard Powers, Norton, $18.95, 9780393356687
8. Before We Were Yours
Lisa Wingate, Ballantine, $17, 9780425284704
10. Florida
Lauren Groff, Riverhead Books, $16, 9781594634529
14. The Book Woman of Troublesome Creek
Kim Michele Richardson, Sourcebooks Landmark, $15.99, 9781492671527
15. The Summer I Met Jack
Michelle Gable, St. Martin's Griffin, $16.99, 9781250103253

 
NONFICTION of note
 

9. Southern Lady Code: Essays
Helen Ellis, Doubleday, $22, 9780385543897
13. Vegetables Unleashed: A Cookbook

Jose Andres, Matt Goulding, Anthony Bourdain/Ecco, $39.99, 9780062668387
9. The Best Cook in the World: Tales from My Momma's Southern Table
Rick Bragg, Vintage, $17, 9781400032693
15. The Last Castle
Denise Kiernan, Touchstone, $17, 9781476794051

 
         
 
 
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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.
 

Joe Cuhaj - Best Dog Hikes: Alabama  (author appearance)
Joe Cuhaj | 06/01/2019, 03:00 pm | Page & Palette | Fairhope, AL

Kyandreia Jones  (author appearance)
Kyandreia Jones | 06/01/2019, 01:00 pm | Books & Books, Inc. | Coral Gables, FL

Jill Liberman & Sean Kanan  (author appearance)
Jill Liberman | 06/01/2019, 07:00 pm | Books & Books, Inc. | Coral Gables, FL

Book Birthday Party with Sunshine State Author Sherri Winston  (author appearance)
Sherri Winston | 06/01/2019, 02:00 pm | Writers Block Bookstore | Winter Park, FL

Intersectional and Intergenerational Organizing for Justice with Mandy Carter and Matt Meyer  (author appearance)
Mandy Carter | 06/01/2019, 07:30 pm | Charis Books & More | Decatur, GA

Benjamin Cutler Poetry Launch  (author appearance)
Benjamin Cutler | 06/01/2019, 06:30 pm | City Lights Bookstore | Sylva, NC

Andrew Lawler: How the Lost Colony Got Lost  (author appearance)
Andrew Lawler | 06/01/2019, 01:00 pm | Downtown Books | Manteo, NC

Peter Guzzardi, Emeralds of Oz  (author appearance)
Peter Guzzardi | 06/01/2019, 11:00 am | McIntyre's Books | Pittsboro, NC

Kick-off Summer Reading with author Gillian McDunn, Caterpillar Summer  (author appearance)
Gillian McDunn | 06/01/2019, 02:00 pm | McIntyre's Books | Pittsboro, NC

Author Event: Hope Anderson  (author appearance)
Hope Andersen | 06/01/2019, 01:00 pm | Page 158 Books | Wake Forest, NC

Kim Beall Book Launch  (author appearance)
Kim Beall | 06/01/2019, 03:00 pm | Page 158 Books | Wake Forest, NC

Bethany L. John and Margaret M. Quilan present You're Doing It Wrong!  (author appearance)
Bethany L. John | 06/01/2019, 11:00 am | Park Road Books | Charlotte, NC

Jolandra Houston presents Children's book Germy Germs Lessons on Germs  (author appearance)
Jolandra Houston | 06/01/2019, 11:00 am | Park Road Books | Charlotte, NC

Children's Storytime  (author appearance)
06/01/2019, 11:00 am | Scuppernong Books | Greensboro, NC

Pop-Up Author - Tim Baker  (author appearance)
Tim Baker | 06/01/2019, 10:00 am | M. Judson Booksellers | Greenville, SC

Pop-Up Author - Tom Baker   (author appearance)
Tom Baker | 06/01/2019, 10:00 am | M. Judson Booksellers | Greenville, SC

Children's author event with Marianne Richmond, author of Hooray for You!  (author appearance)
Marianne Richmond | 06/01/2019, 02:00 pm | Parnassus Books | Nashville, TN

Priya Mahadevan  (author appearance)
Priya Mahadevan | 06/01/2019, 12:00 pm | New Dominion Bookshop | Virginia, VA

Kim Hoover   (author appearance)
Kim Hoover | 06/02/2019, 06:00 pm | Books & Books, Inc. | Coral Gables, FL

Frank Harmon - Native Places  (author appearance)
Frank Harmon | 06/02/2019, 02:00 pm | A Cappella Books | Atlanta, GA

Cameron McWhirter - Red Summer  (author appearance)
Cameron McWhirter | 06/02/2019, 03:00 pm | A Cappella Books | Atlanta, GA

Teri Turner - No Crumbs Left  (author appearance)
Teri Turner | 06/02/2019, 01:00 pm | A Cappella Books | Atlanta, GA

More Than Just a Flag: the inside story of the creation of the Trans Pride Flag with Monica Helms  (author appearance)
Monica Helms | 06/02/2019, 03:00 pm | Charis Books & More | Decatur, GA

Kell Kellum LIVE / with William Boyle  (author appearance)
William Boyle | 06/02/2019, 06:00 pm | Turnrow Books | Greenwood, MS

Poetrio  (author appearance)
Susan Underwood | 06/02/2019, 03:00 pm | Malaprop's Bookstore & Cafe | Asheville, NC

Andrew Lawler, author of Secret Token  (author appearance)
Andrew Lawler | 06/02/2019, 01:00 pm | Buxton Books | Charleston, SC

The Abolitionist's Daughter by Diane McPhail  (author appearance)
Diane McPhail | 06/02/2019, 02:00 pm | Union Avenue Books | Knoxville, TN

Shennette Garrett-Scott  (author appearance)
Shennette Garrett-Scott | 06/02/2019, 03:00 pm | New Dominion Bookshop | Virginia, VA

Margaret McMullan  (author appearance)
Margaret McMullan | 06/03/2019, 08:00 pm | Books & Books, Inc. | Coral Gables, FL

Michael Knight  (author appearance)
Michael Knight | 06/03/2019, 06:30 pm | Oxford Exchange | Tampa, FL

Patti Callahan Henry in conversation with Mary Kay Andrews Book Launch  (author appearance)
Patti Callahan Henry | 06/03/2019, 07:15 pm | Eagle Eye Book Shop | Decatur, GA

Laura King Edwards discusses her memoir Run to the Light  (author appearance)
Laura King Edwards | 06/03/2019, 07:00 pm | Flyleaf Books | Chapel Hill, NC

Reina Weiner presents Trust Your Doctor...but Not That Much: Be Your Own Best Healthcare Advocate  (author appearance)
Reina Weiner | 06/03/2019, 06:00 pm | Malaprop's Bookstore & Cafe | Asheville, NC

Luncheon with Michelle Gable  (author appearance)
Michelle Gable | 06/03/2019, 12:00 pm | The Country Bookshop | Southern Pines, NC

YA author event with Margaret Rogerson, author of Sorcery of Thorns  (author appearance)
Margaret Rogerson | 06/03/2019, 06:30 pm | Parnassus Books | Nashville, TN

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

Lea Geller  (author appearance)
Lea Geller | 06/04/2019, 08:00 pm | Books & Books, Inc. | Coral Gables, FL

Burgin Mathews: DOC: THE STORY OF A BIRMINGHAM JAZZ MAN  (author appearance)
Burgin Mathews | 06/04/2019, 06:30 am | Avid Bookshop | Athens, GA

Robert Buettner Book Launch for My Enemy's Enemy  (author appearance)
Robert Buettner | 06/04/2019, 07:00 am | Eagle Eye Book Shop | Decatur, GA

Michael Ford with NORTH MISSISSIPPI HOMEPLACE: PHOTOGRAPHS AND FOLKLIFE   (author appearance)
Michael Ford | 06/04/2019, 05:30 pm | Square Books | Oxford, MS

Kate Stewart / PARCHMAN FARM  (author appearance)
Kate Stewart | 06/04/2019, 05:30 pm | Turnrow Books | Greenwood, MS

Robot, Take the Wheel with author & Jalopnik editor Jason Torchinsky  (author appearance)
Jason Torchinsky | 06/04/2019, 07:00 pm | Flyleaf Books | Chapel Hill, NC

Mason Deaver presents I Wish You All the Best, in conversation with Becky Albertalli  (author appearance)
Mason Deaver | 06/04/2019, 06:00 pm | Malaprop's Bookstore & Cafe | Asheville, NC

Anthony Barkley, The 6 Laws of Success  (author appearance)
Anthony Barkley | 06/04/2019, 07:00 pm | Scuppernong Books | Greensboro, NC

In Conversation with Scott Pelley  (author appearance)
Scott Pelley | 06/04/2019, 06:00 pm | The Country Bookshop | Southern Pines, NC

Melanie Benjamin Author of Mistress of the Ritz  (author appearance)
Melanie Benjamin | 06/04/2019, 11:00 am | Litchfield Books | Pawleys Island, SC

Southern Sass & Killer Cravings - Get Yer Southern Cozy Mystery on with Kate Young!  (author appearance)
Kate Young | 06/05/2019, 10:00 am | Sundog Books | Santa Rosa Beach, FL

Wine - Wisdom - Words Presents: Gary Shteyngart  (author appearance)
Gary Shteyngart | 06/05/2019, 06:30 pm | Writers Block Bookstore | Winter Park, FL

The Man They Wanted Me To Be: Toxic Masculinity and a Crisis of Our Own Making  (author appearance)
Jared Yates Sexton | 06/05/2019, 07:30 pm | Charis Books & More | Decatur, GA

Jane T. Bertrand - YOU STARTED WHAT AFTER 60? Highpointing Across America  (author appearance)
Jane T. Bertrand | 06/05/2019, 06:00 pm | Octavia Books | New Orleans, LA

Michael Ford / NORTH MISSISSIPPI HOMEPLACE  (author appearance)
Michael Ford | 06/05/2019, 05:30 pm | Turnrow Books | Greenwood, MS

SARAH DOWNING- Fish Tales & Salty Gales!  (author appearance)
Sarah Downing | 06/05/2019, 03:30 pm | Downtown Books | Manteo, NC

John Ross presents The Forecast for D-Day And the Weatherman Behind Ike's Biggest Gamble  (author appearance)
John Ross | 06/05/2019, 06:00 pm | Malaprop's Bookstore & Cafe | Asheville, NC

Peter Guzzardi presents Emeralds of Oz  (author appearance)
Peter Guzzardi | 06/05/2019, 07:00 pm | Park Road Books | Charlotte, NC

Author event with Megan Griswold author of The Book of Help  (author appearance)
Megan Griswold | 06/05/2019, 06:30 pm | Parnassus Books | Nashville, TN

Kristen Arnett  (author appearance)
Kristen Arnett | 06/06/2019, 08:00 pm | Books & Books, Inc. | Coral Gables, FL

Clay Risen - Crowded Hour  (author appearance)
Clay Risen | 06/06/2019, 07:00 pm | A Cappella Books | Atlanta, GA

New York Times Bestselling Author MARY KAY ANDREWS--"Sunset Beach"  (author appearance)
Mary Kay Andrews | 06/06/2019, 06:00 pm | Bookmiser | Marietta, GA

Epic Pride YA Author Tour!  (author appearance)
Abdi Nazemian | 06/06/2019, 07:00 pm | Charis Books & More | Decatur, GA

Michael Ford signs North Mississippi Homeplace  (author appearance)
Michael Ford | 06/06/2019, 05:00 pm | Lemuria Books | Jackson, MS

SARAH DOWNING- Chronicles of the Outer Banks  (author appearance)
Sarah Downing | 06/06/2019, 09:00 am | Downtown Books | Manteo, NC

Jacquelyn Dowd Hall discusses Sisters and Rebels: A Struggle for the Soul of America  (author appearance)
Jacquelyn Dowd Hall | 06/06/2019, 07:00 pm | Flyleaf Books | Chapel Hill, NC

Dorothea Benton Frank  (author appearance)
Dorothea Benton Frank | 06/06/2019, 12:00 pm | Main Street Books | Davidson, NC

Jared Yates Sexton presents The Man They Wanted Me to Be  (author appearance)
Jared Yates Sexton | 06/06/2019, 06:00 pm | Malaprop's Bookstore & Cafe | Asheville, NC

Rob Christensen presents Rise and Fall of the Branchhead Boys  (author appearance)
Rob Christensen | 06/06/2019, 07:00 pm | Park Road Books | Charlotte, NC

Kristy Woodson Harvey - The Southern Side of Paradise  (author appearance)
Kristy Woodson Harvey | 06/06/2019, 05:00 pm | The Country Bookshop | Southern Pines, NC

Meet the Author: Sarah Downing  (author appearance)
Sarah Downing | 06/06/2019, 05:00 pm | Page After Page Bookstore | Elizabeth City, NC

In Conversation With Thom Shea   (author appearance)
Thom Shea | 06/06/2019, 07:00 pm | M. Judson Booksellers | Greenville, SC

Author event with Liz Moody in conversation with McKel Hill and Laura Lea Goldberg  (author appearance)
Liz Moody | 06/06/2019, 06:30 pm | Parnassus Books | Nashville, TN

Janet Wiggins  (author appearance)
Janet Wiggins | 06/07/2019, 06:00 pm | Page & Palette | Fairhope, AL

Wynona Rogers - First Friday Signing  (author appearance)
Wynona Rogers | 06/07/2019, 06:00 pm | Page & Palette | Fairhope, AL

Chelsea Rathburn  (author appearance)
Chelsea Rathburn | 06/07/2019, 06:30 pm | Books & Books, Inc. | Coral Gables, FL

Ruth Allen: PINK CAKE  (author appearance)
Ruth Allen | 06/07/2019, 06:30 pm | Avid Bookshop | Athens, GA

BITES, BEVERAGES, AND BOOKS WITH MARY KAY ANDREWS  (author appearance)
Mary Kay Andrews | 06/07/2019, 07:00 pm | Eagle Eye Book Shop | Decatur, GA

First Friday: Amy Gaw!  (author appearance)
Amy Gaw | 06/07/2019, 05:30 pm | Downtown Books | Manteo, NC

Ocean Vuong - On Earth We're Briefly Gorgeous (Reserved Seating Available)  (author appearance)
Ocean Vuong | 06/07/2019, 07:00 pm | Quail Ridge Books | Raleigh, NC

Meet the Author: Steve Miller  (author appearance)
Steve Miller | 06/07/2019, 05:00 pm | Page After Page Bookstore | Elizabeth City, NC

Patti Callahan Henry Author of The Favorite Daughter  (author appearance)
Patti Callahan Henry | 06/07/2019, 11:00 am | Litchfield Books | Pawleys Island, SC

In Conversation with Jacob Boyd   (author appearance)
Jacob Boyd | 06/07/2019, 07:00 pm | M. Judson Booksellers | Greenville, SC

YA author event with Sarah Dessen, author of The Rest of the Story  (author appearance)
Sarah Dessen | 06/07/2019, 06:30 pm | Parnassus Books | Nashville, TN

Book Signing ? R. K. Brown  (author appearance)
R.K. Brown | 6/1/2019, 10:30 AM | Ernest & Hadley Booksellers | Tuscaloosa, AL

Andy Parker Book Signing  (author appearance)
Andy Parker | 6/1/2019, 12:00 PM | Givens Books & Little Dickens | Lynchburg, VA

Timothy J. Lockhart at Prince Books  (author appearance)
Timothy Lockhart | 6/1/2019, 4:00 PM | Prince Books | Norfolk, VA

Mary Kay Andrews - Sunset Beach and Patti Callahan Henry - The Favorite Daughter  (author appearance)
Patti Callahan Henry | 6/2/2019, 2:00 PM | Alabama Booksmith | Homewood, AL

Mary Kay Andrews - Sunset Beach and Patti Callahan Henry - The Favorite Daughter  (author appearance)
Mary Kay Andrews | 6/2/2019, 2:00 PM | Alabama Booksmith | Homewood, AL

Lunch with Andrew Lawler Exploring New Findings On The Lost Colony of Roanoke  (author appearance)
Andrew Lawler | 6/3/2019, 12:30 PM | Fountain Bookstore | Richmond, VA

Kristen Arnett 'Mostly Dead Things' Book Release Party + Signing  (author appearance)
Kristen Arnett | 6/4/2019, 7:30 PM | park ave cds | orlando, FL

Lacy M. Johnson discusses and signs her book, The Reckonings: Essays.  (author appearance)
Lacy Johnson | 6/4/2019, 6:00 PM | Garden District Book Shop | New Orleans, LA

Dr. Shennette Garrett-Scott at The Black History Museum  (author appearance)
Shennette Garrett-Scott | 6/4/2019, 5:30 PM | Fountain Bookstore | Richmond, VA

Marybeth Lima discusses and signs her book, Adventures of a Lousiaina Birder: One Year, Two Wings, Three Hundred Species.  (author appearance)
Marybeth Lima | 6/5/2019, 6:00 PM | Garden District Book Shop | New Orleans, LA

Meet Bejamin Puckett  (author appearance)
Benjamin Puckett | 6/6/2019, 4:00 PM | The Book Worm Bookstore | Powder Springs, GA

Martin Walker discusses and signs his book, The Body in the Castle Well: A Bruno, Chief of Police Novel.  (author appearance)
Martin Walker | 6/6/2019, 6:00 PM | Garden District Book Shop | New Orleans, LA

An Evening with Maurice Martin in conversation with Erik Zilen  (author appearance)
Maurice Martin | 6/6/2019, 6:30 PM | Star Line Books | Chattanooga, TN

Jean Kwok & SEARCHING FOR SYLVIE LEE  (author appearance)
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