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Lady Banks Pick of the Week

A Perfect Love Song
Crooked Letter, Crooked Letter
I Still Dream About You Love, Charleston
My Only Sunshine Virals
Zora and Me The Typist
Carry the Rock Greek Revival
My Reading Life Southern Plate
They Came to Nashville  

A Recipe for Great Reading!
SIBA Announces the 2010 Fall Okra Picks

(Columbia, SC) Fall is for harvesting and here in the South the crop is Okra! Southern Indie Booksellers have a selected a seasoning of books for the Fall Okra Picks —great southern books, fresh off the vine. A baker’s dozen of titles representing a wide range of tastes, all the books selected have the following things in common:  1) They are Southern in nature. 2) They are 2010 Fall releases and 3) There is a SIBA member Bookstore who is really excited about the book. Southern booksellers love their Southern authors—we grow good books!

The Okra Picks, 2010 Fall Edition:


A Perfect Love Song
by Patti Callahan Henry

9781593156169 Vanguard Press, October 2010 $15.95

Crooked Letter, Crooked Letter
by Tom Franklin

9780060594664 Morrow, October 2010 $24.99

I Still Dream About You
by Fannie Flagg

9781400065936 Random House November 2010 $26.00

Love, Charleston
by Beth Webb Hart

9781595542014 Thomas Nelson, September 2010 $14.99

My Only Sunshine
by Lou Dischler

9781891885723, Hub City, October 2010 $21.95

by Kathy Reichs

9781595143426 Razorbill, November 2010 (Penguin) $17.99

Zora and Me
by Victoria Bond
and T.R. Simon
9780763643003 Candlewick Press October 2010 $16.99Z

The Typist
by Michael Knight

9780802119506 Atlantic Monthly Press August 2010 $20.00


Carry the Rock
by Jay Jennings

9781605296371 Rodale September 2010

Greek Revival
by Patricia Moore-Pastides

9781570039393 USC Press October 2010 $34.95

My Reading Life
by Pat Conroy

9780385533577 Nan A. Talese, November 2010 $25.00

Southern Plate
by Christy Jordan

9780061991011 Morrow, October 2010 $27.50

They Came to Nashville
by Marshall Chapman

9780826517357 Vanderbilt U Press, October 2010 $25.00

Watch for more Okra Picks promotions.  Visit the Okra Picks Patch at  Lady Banks will introduce the Okra Picks to over 5000 consumer subscribers in the September issue.  Okra Pick titles will be highlighted on the Southern Indie Bestseller list. SIBA will post at marketing and promotional materials as part of an “Okra Picks toolkit” for booksellers to help them talk up these titles.

For more information on the Okra Picks program, visit SIBA’s website at