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LADY BANKS COMMONPLACE BOOK
 
Week of June 20, 2019
 
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{The world is upside down without a book in my hands.}
 
In which Ms. Regina Porter fondles the books in bookstores, Ms. Helen Ellis advises on what to do when a birthday party goes bad, Ms. Lee Smith is Dolly Parton's favorite Southern writer, and her ladyship, the editor has an obsession with books about books.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

2019 Conroy Legacy Award 

Dearest Readers

"Passages from books are part of my passages across ocean and land, moving me, tying me into a culture and place, into friendships distant and close." -- Karen Elizabeth Gordon, The Ravenous Muse

Like many avid readers, her ladyship, the editor has a particular attraction to books about books. Indeed, there is an entire section in her library that might be labeled "bibliophilia" -- books about other books, about book people, about the worlds-within-worlds of the book-mad.

And, like many of those book-mad people, her ladyship's own book obsession is not limited to accounts of other people's book-hoarding. Like them, she also finds it impossible to resist stories about books, real or imagined. They don't exist on the bibliophilia shelf, but nevertheless, her ladyship can, at any given moment, put her hands on at least a dozen novels wherein the theme is most definitely books. The Shadow of the Wind, The Name of the Rose, Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell, The 351 Books of Irma Acuri, The Bookman's Promise, The Eyre Affair, Fahrenheit 451, Mr. Penumbra's 24-Hour Bookstore, The Thirteenth Tale, Alif the Unseen...the list goes on.

And on, and on. Here are some bookish stories for summer:

The Book Woman of Troublesome CreekThe Book Woman of Troublesome Creek (May, 2019)

"This novel combines history and fabulous storytelling to convey the history of the Kentucky Pack Horse Librarians and the blue people of the same state. Cussy and her family have skin that is tainted blue. They sharply feel the prejudice of the people in their community of Troublesome Creek. Cussy's job is taking books on loan to the people in the isolated mountains. Through reading, these people start to find purpose to their lives, and Cussy starts to learn that even she can be loved." -- Linda Hodges, Fiction Addiction, Greenville, SC

"I loved this wonderful story about Cussy Mary, a pack horse librarian in eastern Kentucky in the 1930's and one of the last of the blue-skinned people of that area. As Cussy faces pressure to marry and difficulties maintaining her arduous book route through the twisty and dangerous mountain passes, she earns the respect of the mountain people she serves to faithfully. Beautifully written and heartbreaking at times, this is a story I will never forget." --Mary Patterson, The Little Bookshop, Midlothian, VA

The Bookish Life of Nina HillThe Bookish Life of Nina Hill (July, 2019)

"A sweet and lovely story about books, love, and family. The perfect summer read!" -- Faith Park-Dodge, Page 158 Books, Wake Forest, NC

"Nina Hill is an all-too-organized, overscheduled bookseller who loves routines and doesn't accept change with the greatest of ease. She loves her friends, her job, her planner, and her trivia team, but when she inherits an unknown family at the same time a romantic interest appears in her life (a trivia competitor nonetheless!), life becomes frazzled and messy for Nina. The end result is a super fun read about adapting to change, accepting people for who they are, and learning to love yourself. I want Nina Hill to be my new friend!" -- Beth Seufer Buss, Bookmarks, Winston-Salem, NC

The Book CharmerThe Book Charmer (July, 2019)

"If an inanimate object has to talk, books are a great choice. The story takes place in Dove Pond and centers around Grace, a woman who has to leave a well-paying job in Charlotte to become the caregiver for both her thirteen-year-old niece and her foster mother, Mama G who is suffering from Dementia. Grace brings her small family to Dove Pond because the little town is where Mama G grew up. The story is also about Sarah Dove who is the town librarian and is also the person books talk to. This is a charming & whimsical story and is a great read if you are looking for something on the light side." --Pam Craw, Bookmiser, Rosewell, GA

"I adored this book. It is so charming and the characters are people you wish you met. From the magical Dove family to still recovering foster children the aspects of the story are so vivid you feel you are watching events unfold. Sarah Dove is trying to save her town, she believes that is her destiny. So what if she is a little quirky, who is not? Grace has more sudden responsibility than a driven and controlling loner could imagine. Only adding to the challenge is that the responsibility is for a parentless eight-year-old and her aging foster Mother who has Alzheimer's. How can they possibly unite for the greater good? Read this book, enjoy every minute and hope for a sequel." -- Jackie Willey, Fiction Addiction, Greenville, SC

Read independently, and shop local.

 
 
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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.
 

The Travelers"You drinking that Coca-Cola like you have to be somewhere?"

The year was 1966. Agnes Miller was nineteen, a majorette in her first year at Buckner County College. She wore a powder-blue shirtdress and a bubbly bouffant in the fashion of Diana Ross and the Supremes. To be a majorette, you had to have nice legs, Agnes's legs were so long they could skip across the Nile. Her hemline was modest. She worked part-time in the college library. Whenever anyone asked Agnes what she wanted to be when she grew up, she would tell him or her automatically that she wanted to be a teacher. It did not matter of Agnes liked the profession. The answer was suitable and pleasing.

"I happen to have a busy schedule." Agnes smiled at the dark brown, well-dressed man sitting on the opposite end of the counter at Kress Five & Dime. Really, she had no place to go but home and nothing to do but homework.

 

Watching the events and lives of one family intertwined come together so beautifully in one novel is an absolute treat, and Regina Porter does not disappoint. "The Travelers" builds and weaves the story of family, strife, love, and frustration and encapsulates what it means to become and to remain a family. This story is absolutely gorgeous as it moves through time and experience and leaves its reader feeling like a part of the family rather than just an observer. --Delany Holcomb, Bookmarks, Winston-Salem, NC

--Regina Porter, The Travelers, (Hogarth, 2019) 9780525576198

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The Southern Bookstore: Regina Porter -- Everyday Heroes
 

The TravelersThe world is upside down without a book in my hands. Whenever I am feeling out of sorts, it usually means I’ve gone too many days without reading. My mother was a stay-at-home mom for several years, but when she returned to work, she would treat me to a new book on her pay day. Books have always figured prominently in my life—high fiction and low fiction. Books are like forts surrounded by moats within whose walls I can retreat, daydream, and become someone else for a while. Many of the places I would travel to as an adult were inspired by novels I’d read when I was a young and voracious reader. (Giovanni’s Room, for example, sent me in search of Baldwin’s Paris. By the time I got there, both Baldwin and his Paris were long gone.)

I have this habit of roaming the aisles of bookstores and lingering at display tables, of running my hands along the covers of books and the seams

There are a handful of independent bookstores in Savannah, Georgia now, but when I was growing up, E. Shaver Booksellers was the main bookstore in town.  The little bookstore, tucked behind the imposing Desoto Hilton, is where my mom treated me to my first copy of To Kill a Mockingbird and, later, Song of Solomon. I have this habit of roaming the aisles of bookstores and lingering at display tables, of running my hands along the covers of books and the seams, of turning the books over to read the jacket before opening the book and reading the first few passages.

This ritual of browsing began as a child and it is one I’ve passed down to my daughters with whom I would later read Ferdinand and The Giving Tree and Amelia Bedelia in the children’s nook at Shavers. The Travelers bristles with the stuff of history and the stuff of fairytales: chance encounters, sudden changes of fortunes, tall tales. Savannah is a port city, a lot of people have come through, free and in chains. Much of its loveliness and complexity owes to the very issues of race and class that are part of its existence. It’s not a coincidence that two fine writers—Flannery O’Connor and James Alan McPherson—both hailed from Savannah and attended the Iowa Writers’ Workshop. (Their works are in conversation with one another.)

“And what have you read lately?” was the question

The TravelersThe South has a rich literary tradition, despite the low literacy rate. And as a child, I grew up with an awareness of the importance of books.  The late W.W. Law—a mailman and the President of the local branch of the NAACP—documented Savannah’s African-American history and was active in the Civil Rights Movement. He lived around the corner from our house and my family held him in high esteem. He also loved to gossip with my mother and sometimes asked after her oyster stew. Dr. Law kept a living room run amok with books that students could come and pick through to help them with their studies. “And what have you read lately?” was the question.  One of my favorite books, which in some ways informed the chapter in The Travelers, “The Moving Man Stands Still”, is a picture book I found at E. Shaver Booksellers about the Civil Rights Movement in Savannah. I bought that book and read it often to my girls, delighting in the fact that I once knew this extraordinary, everyday man.

 

Regina PorterRegina Porter is a graduate of the Iowa Writers’ Workshop, where she was an Iowa Arts Fellow and recipient of a 2017-2018 Rae Armour West Postgraduate Scholarship. She is also a 2017 Tin House Summer Workshop Scholar. Her fiction has been published in The Harvard Review. An award-winning writer with a background in playwriting, Porter has worked with Playwrights Horizons, the Joseph Papp Theater, New York Stage and Film, the Women’s Project, Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company, and Horizon Theatre Company. She has been anthologized in Plays from Woolly Mammoth by Broadway Play Services and Heinemann’s Scenes for Women by Women. She has also been profiled in Southern Women Playwrights: New Essays in History and Criticism from the University of Alabama Press. Porter was born in Savannah, Georgia, and lives in Brooklyn.

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


Sorcery of Thorns by Margaret Rogerson
It is a truth universally acknowledged that those of us who love books, are especially enamored with books ABOUT books and this novel is a very special one of those. Action-packed and romantic, Sorcery of Thorns is a tale of ink-tears, girls with swords, boys summoning storms and volume upon volume of living leather bound books, some of whom behave rather badly. It’s a book about majestic, revered libraries equipped with their own small armies of librarians and sword-wielding wardens. It’s a book about demonic energy and sorcery. It’s a book about brave people with vastly varied strengths and skills, all worthy in their own right, fighting the good fight. Darker, larger in scope but just as brilliantly crafted as her first novel, Margaret Rogerson has captured me once again. I love this book!

Sorcery of Thorns by Margaret Rogerson ($17.99*, Margaret K. McElderry Books), recommended by Books & Books, Coral Gables, FL.



They Bled Blue by Jason Turbow
With his last book (the wonderful Dynastic, Bombastic, Fantastic) Jason Turbow made me a fan of the Oakland A's, a team for which I had no opinion whatsoever. Now with They Bled Blue, the author has made me appreciate the history of a team I actively dislike, maybe even hate. The Dodgers of the late 70's and early 80's were an interesting bunch and Turbow's new book is expertly told and really gives you an entire picture of LA in 1981: the drugs, the celebrities, Fernandomania, the MLB strike of 1981 and the hugely impactful MLBPA victory, the contracts and the inner workings and of course the baseball. Jason Turbow once again strikes gold--or perhaps Dodger blue--with the must-read sports book of the summer.

They Bled Blue by Jason Turbow ($26.00*, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt), recommended by Flyleaf Books, Chapel Hill, NC.



Fix Her Up by Tessa Bailey
There are all sorts of things that need to be fixed in Georgie Castle’s life: her stalled business as a birthday clown, her newly purchased but rundown house, and perhaps most important: her family’s inability to see her as anything but the baby of the family. When injured baseball player Travis Ford returns to town with a reputation and career that both need to be fixed, their attraction is immediate, which turns everything in Georgie’s life on end. A fun, sexy summer read that kicks off a new series from romance author Tessa Bailey!

Fix Her Up by Tessa Bailey ($14.99*, Avon), recommended by Bookmarks, Winston-Salem, NC.

 
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Gossip

 

News of a literary nature

Going Down Home with Daddy"Much like a lazy summer afternoon, “Going Down Home with Daddy” unwinds at a leisurely pace, covering a mere weekend but starting with a restless car ride."

keep reading: Children's book feels like being snuggled in a soft blanket

 

Southern Lady Code"In these witty essays, Ellis reflects on important things like how to get along with your husband, how to interact with family ghosts, and what to do when a birthday party goes bad."

keep reading: 19 books to read this summer

Dimestore"I have a favorite Southern writer named Lee Smith. She writes all these great stories about country people, mountain people."

keep reading: Dolly Parton's favorite Southern writer

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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.

 

"What a good book! A mishmash of a genealogical chart told in the various voices of the different branches relating a fascinating history of the last 50 years or so. Totally engaging, hits real, real, high on the unputdownable quotient." —recommended by Pete Mock at McIntyre's Books, Fearrington, North Carolina

The Travelers by Regina PorterMeet James Samuel Vincent, an affluent Manhattan attorney who shirks his modest Irish American background but hews to his father's meandering ways. James muddles through a topsy-turvy relationship with his son, Rufus, which is further complicated when Rufus marries Claudia Christie.

Claudia's mother--Agnes Miller Christie--is a beautiful African American woman who survives a chance encounter on a Georgia road that propels her into a new life in the Bronx. Soon after, her husband, Eddie Christie, is called to duty on an air craft carrier in Vietnam, where Tom Stoppard's play "Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead" becomes Eddie's life anchor, as he grapples with mounting racial tensions on the ship and counts the days until he will see Agnes again.

These unforgettable characters' lives intersect with a cast of lovers and friends--the unapologetic black lesbian who finds her groove in 1970s Berlin; a moving man stranded in Portsmouth, New Hampshire during a Thanksgiving storm; two half-brothers who meet as adults in a crayon factory; and a Coney Island waitress whose Prince Charming is too good to be true.

With piercing humor, exacting dialogue, and a beautiful sense of place, Regina Porter's debut is both an intimate family portrait and a sweeping exploration of what it means to be American today.

The Travelers by Regina Porter
June 18, 2019 | Hogarth | 9780525576198
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Southern Indie Bestsellers
 

For the week ending June 16. 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. City of Girls
Elizabeth Gilbert, Riverhead Books, $28, 9781594634734
3. On Earth We're Briefly Gorgeous
Ocean Vuong, Penguin Press, $26, 9780525562023
4. Fall; or, Dodge in Hell
Neal Stephenson, Morrow, $35, 9780062458711
5. Normal People
Sally Rooney, Hogarth, $26, 9781984822178

 
HARDCOVER NONFICTION
 
1. Educated
Tara Westover, Random House, $28, 9780399590504
2. The Pioneers
David McCullough, S&S, $30, 9781501168680
3. Spying on the South: Travels with Frederick Law Olmsted in a Fractured Land
Tony Horwitz, Penguin Press, $30, 9781101980286
4. Unfreedom of the Press
Mark R. Levin, Threshold Editions, $28, 9781476773094
5. The British Are Coming
Rick Atkinson, Holt, $40, 9781627790437
 
Special to the Southern List
 

The Summer Guests Mary Alice Monroe, Gallery, $26.99,  Girl, Wash Your Face Rachel Hollis, Thomas Nelson, $24.99, Transcription Kate Atkinson, Back Bay, $16.99, Confederates in the Attic: Dispatches from the Unfinished Civil War Tony Horwitz, Vintage, $17, 

 
 
 
FICTION of note
 

1. Where the Crawdads Sing
Delia Owens, Putnam, $26, 9780735219090
6. The Summer Guests
Mary Alice Monroe, Gallery, $26.99, 9781501193620
7. Cari Mora
Thomas Harris, Grand Central, $29, 9781538750148
14. Sunset Beach
Mary Kay Andrews, St. Martin's, $28.99, 9781250126108
1. The Overstory
Richard Powers, Norton, $18.95, 9780393356687
5. Before We Were Yours
Lisa Wingate, Ballantine, $17, 9780425284704
15. Transcription
Kate Atkinson, Back Bay, $16.99, 9780316176668

 
NONFICTION of note
 

11. Girl, Wash Your Face
Rachel Hollis, Thomas Nelson, $24.99, 9781400201655
6. Confederates in the Attic: Dispatches from the Unfinished Civil War
Tony Horwitz, Vintage, $17, 9780679758334
9. The Secret Token: Myth, Obsession, and the Search for the Lost Colony of Roanoke
Andrew Lawler, Anchor, $17, 9781101974605
10. Shoe Dog
Phil Knight, Scribner, $20, 9781501135927
12. Rich Dad Poor Dad
Robert T. Kiyosaki, Plata Publishing, $17.95, 9781612680170

 
         
 
 
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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.
 

Tim McGraw and Jon Meacham - Songs of America   (author appearance)
Jon Meacham | 06/22/2019, 08:00 pm | A Cappella Books | Atlanta, GA

Tammy L. Turner signs Dick Waterman  (author appearance)
Tammy L. Turner | 06/22/2019, 02:00 pm | Lemuria Books | Jackson, MS

David Joy  (author appearance)
David Joy | 06/22/2019, 03:00 pm | Blue Ridge Books & News | Waynesville, NC

Mason Lackey Book Signing  (author appearance)
Mason Lackey | 06/22/2019, 03:00 pm | City Lights Bookstore | Sylva, NC

STEAM Stories with Maura + Special Guest Kristy Dempsey  (author appearance)
Kristy Dempsey | 06/22/2019, 10:00 am | Main Street Books | Davidson, NC

An Afternoon with Andrew Lawler  (author appearance)
Andrew Lawler | 06/22/2019, 04:00 pm | Main Street Books | Davidson, NC

Cara Black, Murder in Bel-Air  (author appearance)
Cara Black | 06/22/2019, 11:00 am | McIntyre's Books | Pittsboro, NC

Teresa Worley presents I Never Thought It Would Be Me  (author appearance)
Teresa Worley | 06/22/2019, 02:00 pm | Park Road Books | Charlotte, NC

Jessica Handler - The Magnetic Girl  (author appearance)
Jessica Handler | 06/22/2019, 02:00 pm | Quail Ridge Books | Raleigh, NC

Jerry Ratcliffe  (author appearance)
Jerry Ratcliffe | 06/22/2019, 08:00 pm | New Dominion Bookshop | Virginia, VA

A Natural History Of Cumberland Island Talk & Exhibit with Carol Ruckdeschel  (author appearance)
Carol Ruckdeschel | 06/23/2019, 04:00 pm | Eagle Eye Book Shop | Decatur, GA

Kristy Dempsey presents Papa Put a Man on the Moon  (author appearance)
Kristy Dempsey | 06/23/2019, 11:00 am | Malaprop's Bookstore & Cafe | Asheville, NC

North Carolina Poetry Society Readings  (author appearance)
Ruth Moose | 06/23/2019, 02:00 pm | McIntyre's Books | Pittsboro, NC

Evangelist Evonn Firms present Chronicles of a Single Mama Vol. 1  (author appearance)
Evonn Firms | 06/23/2019, 02:00 pm | Park Road Books | Charlotte, NC

Cara Black - Murder in Bel-Air  (author appearance)
Cara Black | 06/23/2019, 02:00 pm | Quail Ridge Books | Raleigh, NC

Dana Wildsmith, One Light  (author appearance)
Dana Wildsmith | 06/23/2019, 03:00 pm | Scuppernong Books | Greensboro, NC

Author event with Stephen and Jessica Rose in conversation with Lisa Donovan  (author appearance)
Stephen and Jessica Rose | 06/23/2019, 02:00 pm | Parnassus Books | Nashville, TN

Permission to Fly by Layng Martine Jr.  (author appearance)
Layng Martine, Jr. | 06/23/2019, 02:00 pm | Union Avenue Books | Knoxville, TN

Missy Buchanan - Beach Calling  (author appearance)
Missy Buchanan | 06/24/2019, 03:00 pm | Page & Palette | Fairhope, AL

Lynn Shebat  (author appearance)
Lynn Shebat | 06/24/2019, 06:30 pm | Books & Books, Inc. | Coral Gables, FL

David Epstein - Range: Why Generalists Triumph in a Specialized World   (author appearance)
David Epstein | 06/24/2019, 07:00 pm | A Cappella Books | Atlanta, GA

Peter Stein discusses his World War II memoir A Boy's Journey  (author appearance)
Peter Stein | 06/24/2019, 07:00 pm | Flyleaf Books | Chapel Hill, NC

Elizabeth Trinkaus presents Enough Already! Yes, You Are, in conversation with Susi Gott Séguret  (author appearance)
Elizabeth Trinkaus | 06/24/2019, 06:00 pm | Malaprop's Bookstore & Cafe | Asheville, NC

Charles Fishman - One Giant Leap: The Impossible Mission That Flew Us to the Moon  (author appearance)
Charles Fishman | 06/24/2019, 07:00 pm | Quail Ridge Books | Raleigh, NC

Book and a Beer with Jessica Handler  (author appearance)
Jessica Handler | 06/24/2019, 07:00 pm | M. Judson Booksellers | Greenville, SC

Salon@615 with Janet Napolitano in conversation with John Dwyer  (author appearance)
Janet Napolitano | 06/24/2019, 06:15 pm | Parnassus Books | Nashville, TN

Lori Roy with Gone Too Long in Conversation with Lisa Unger  (author appearance)
Lori Roy | 06/25/2019, 06:30 pm | Oxford Exchange | Tampa, FL

Jim Auchmutey - Smokelore  (author appearance)
Jim Auchmutey | 06/25/2019, 07:00 pm | A Cappella Books | Atlanta, GA

Authors Jessica Handler + Kathryn Schwille  (author appearance)
Kathryn Schwille | 06/25/2019, 07:00 pm | Main Street Books | Davidson, NC

Amber Smith presents Something Like Gravity, in conversation with Megan Shepherd  (author appearance)
Amber Smith | 06/25/2019, 06:00 pm | Malaprop's Bookstore & Cafe | Asheville, NC

Louise Penny, Kingdom of the Blind + A Better Man  (author appearance)
Louise Penny | 06/25/2019, 06:30 pm | McIntyre's Books | Pittsboro, NC

Elin Hilderbrand - Summer of 69  (author appearance)
Elin Hilderbrand | 06/25/2019, 07:00 pm | Quail Ridge Books | Raleigh, NC

S.M. Koz - Risking It All  (author appearance)
S.M. Koz | 06/25/2019, 05:00 pm | The Country Bookshop | Southern Pines, NC

Author event with Alix Ohlin and Julia Phillips  (author appearance)
Alix Ohlin | 06/25/2019, 06:30 pm | Parnassus Books | Nashville, TN

White Boy by Tom Graves  (author appearance)
Tom Graves | 06/25/2019, 06:30 pm | Union Avenue Books | Knoxville, TN

Culinary History Of Atlanta Talk and Signing with Akila Sankar McConnell  (author appearance)
Akila Sankar McConnell | 06/26/2019, 06:00 pm | Eagle Eye Book Shop | Decatur, GA

TINDERBOX: An Evening with Robert W. Fieseler in Conversation with Laine Kaplan-Levenson  (author appearance)
Robert W. Fiesler | 06/26/2019, 06:00 pm | Octavia Books | New Orleans, LA

Mamta Chaudhry and Alix Ohlin  (author appearance)
Mamta Chaudhry | 06/26/2019, 05:00 pm | Lemuria Books | Jackson, MS

Chanelle Benz with THE GONE DEAD   (author appearance)
Chanelle Benz | 06/26/2019, 05:30 pm | Square Books | Oxford, MS

An Evening with Bishop Michael Curry  (author appearance)
Michael Curry | 06/26/2019, 06:00 pm | Malaprop's Bookstore & Cafe | Asheville, NC

Albert Dulin presents Billie Heartwing  (author appearance)
Albert Dulin | 06/26/2019, 07:00 pm | Park Road Books | Charlotte, NC

Louise Penny - Three Pines Mysteries Click here to get your tickets now!  (author appearance)
Louise Penny | 06/26/2019, 07:00 pm | Quail Ridge Books | Raleigh, NC

Sarah Dessen - The Rest of the Story  (author appearance)
Sarah Dessen | 06/26/2019, 07:00 pm | Quail Ridge Books | Raleigh, NC

Author event with LaRue Cook Author of Man in the (Rearview) Mirror  (author appearance)
LaRue Cook | 06/26/2019, 06:30 pm | Parnassus Books | Nashville, TN

Jonathan M. Hansen  (author appearance)
Jonathan M. Hansen | 06/27/2019, 08:00 pm | Books & Books, Inc. | Coral Gables, FL

Kristy Dempsey: Papa Put a Man on the Moon  (author appearance)
Kristy Dempsey | 06/27/2019, 06:30 pm | Avid Bookshop | Athens, GA

Chanelle Benz signs The Gone Dead  (author appearance)
Chanelle Benz | 06/27/2019, 05:00 pm | Lemuria Books | Jackson, MS

DUAL CITIZENS   (author appearance)
Alix Ohlin | 06/27/2019, 05:30 pm | Square Books | Oxford, MS

Mystery Writers Panel  (author appearance)
David Burnsworth | 06/27/2019, 06:00 pm | Malaprop's Bookstore & Cafe | Asheville, NC

Andy Parker, For Alison: The Murder of a Young Journalist and a Father's Fight for Gun Safety  (author appearance)
Andy Parker | 06/27/2019, 07:00 pm | Scuppernong Books | Greensboro, NC

Author event with Jennifer Berry Hawes author of Grace Will Lead Us Home  (author appearance)
Jennifer Berry Hawes | 06/27/2019, 06:30 pm | Parnassus Books | Nashville, TN

Erin L. Richman: Mary Blair Destiny  (author appearance)
Erin L. Richman | 06/28/2019, 06:30 pm | Avid Bookshop | Athens, GA

Daniel Brook with THE ACCIDENT OF COLOR: A STORY OF RACE IN RECONSTRUCTION   (author appearance)
Daniel Brook | 06/28/2019, 05:30 pm | Square Books | Oxford, MS

Author Event: Olive Balla  (author appearance)
Olive Balla | 06/28/2019, 06:30 pm | Page 158 Books | Wake Forest, NC

Mary Edna Fraser & Cecelia Dailey Author of The Batik Art of Mary Edna Fraser  (author appearance)
Mary Edna Fraser | 06/28/2019, 11:00 am | Litchfield Books | Pawleys Island, SC

Irène Mathieu (Grand Marronage) and Annie Kim (Into the Cyclorama)  (author appearance)
Annie Kim | 06/28/2019, 08:00 pm | New Dominion Bookshop | Virginia, VA

Evidence of Being 50 Years After Stonewall: Black Gay Cultural Legacies in Times of Terror  (author appearance)
06/29/2019, 07:00 am | Charis Books & More | Decatur, GA

Josh Foreman and Ryan Starrett sign The Hidden History of the Mississippi Sound  (author appearance)
Josh Foreman | 06/29/2019, 02:00 pm | Lemuria Books | Jackson, MS

Michael Croley (in conversation with Michael Farris Smith) with ANY OTHER PLACE: STORIES  (author appearance)
Michael Croley | 06/29/2019, 05:30 pm | Square Books | Oxford, MS

Daniel Brook / THE ACCIDENT OF COLOR  (author appearance)
Daniel Brook | 06/29/2019, 02:00 pm | Turnrow Books | Greenwood, MS

Erin Osetek  (author appearance)
Erin Osetek | 06/29/2019 | Main Street Books | Davidson, NC

Kristy Dempsey presents Papa Put a Man on the Moon  (author appearance)
Kristy Dempsey | 06/29/2019, 11:00 am | Park Road Books | Charlotte, NC

Author event with Lauren Maddox, Tennessee Michael Langston Tomlin and Richard Tomlin  (author appearance)
Lauren Maddox | 06/29/2019, 02:00 pm | Parnassus Books | Nashville, TN

Author event with Karman Meyer author of Eat to Sleep  (author appearance)
Karman Meyer | 06/29/2019, 05:00 pm | Parnassus Books | Nashville, TN

Lecture Night in Camel City: Celebrity & Youth  (author appearance)
Spring-Serenity Duvall | 6/22/2019, 7:00 PM | Bookmarks | Winston-Salem, NC

NSMA Sports Writer Parapalooza  (author appearance)
6/23/2019, 2:00 PM | Bookmarks | Winston-Salem, NC

A Thrilling Evening with Debut Science Fiction Author Cadwell Turnbull  (author appearance)
Cadwell Turnbull | 6/24/2019, 6:30 PM | Fountain Bookstore | Richmond, VA

Book Signing ? Jim Noles & UNDEFEATED  (author appearance)
Jim Noles | 6/25/2019, 4:30 PM | Ernest & Hadley Booksellers | Tuscaloosa, AL

Professor of Law Robert Tsai Examines the Future of Legal Equality in America  (author appearance)
Robert Tsai | 6/25/2019, 6:30 PM | Fountain Bookstore | Richmond, VA

Missy Buchanan's Latest Book, Beach Calling  (author appearance)
Missy Buchanan | 6/26/2019, 4:00 PM | Story & Song Neighborhood Bookstore Bistro | Fernandina Beach, FL

An Evening with Tom Graves: A Reading and Signing  (author appearance)
Tom Graves | 6/26/2019, 6:00 PM | Star Line Books | Chattanooga, TN

Lori Roy Booksigning  (author appearance)
Lori Roy | 6/27/2019, 7:00 PM | Murder on the Beach Mystery Bookstore | Delray Beach, FL

Rebecca L. Marsha: When The Storm Ends  (author appearance)
Rebecca Marsha | 6/27/2019, 4:00 PM | The Book Worm Bookstore | Powder Springs, GA

William Gilmore: No Space for Justice  (author appearance)
William Gilmore | 6/27/2019, 4:00 PM | The Book Worm Bookstore | Powder Springs, GA

Bookmarks presents Louise Penny  (author appearance)
Louise Penny | 6/27/2019, 6:30 PM | Bookmarks | Winston-Salem, NC

Meet Author Amy Parker!  (author appearance)
Amy Parker | 6/27/2019, 11:00 AM | Reading Rock Books | Dickson, TN

Join Us for a Magical Evening with Debut Fantasy Author Jeremy Martin  (author appearance)
Jeremy Martin | 6/27/2019, 6:30 PM | Fountain Bookstore | Richmond, VA

Daphney Antoine Booksigning  (author appearance)
Daphney Antoine | 6/28/2019, 6:00 PM | Murder on the Beach Mystery Bookstore | Delray Beach, FL

Meet Photographer John Alexander Dersham  (author appearance)
John Dersham | 6/29/2019, 11:00 AM | Ernest & Hadley Booksellers | Tuscaloosa, AL

 
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