Southern Indie Bestsellers

1. Edge of Eternity 
Ken Follett, Dutton, $36, 9780525953098

okra2. Somewhere Safe With Somebody Good
Jan Karon, Putnam Adult, $27.95, 9780399167447

3. Personal
Lee Child, Delacorte, $28, 9780804178747
4. The Children Act
Ian McEwan, Nan A. Talese, $25, 9780385539708
5. The Bone Clocks
David Mitchell, Random House, $30, 9781400065677

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TAPE is an outstanding debut. Told with crackling prose, shimmering with humor and deeply moving, it will haunt anyone who reads it.

Record a voice and it lasts forever.

In 1993, Ryan records a diary on an old tape. He talks about his mother's death, about his dreams, about his love for a new girl at school who doesn't even know he exists.

In 2013, Ameliah moves in with her grandmother after her parents die. There, she finds a tape in the spare room. A tape with a boy's voice on it a voice she can't quite hear, but which seems to be speaking to her.

Ryan and Ameliah are connected by more than just a tape.

This is their story.

Tape by Steven Camden (HarperCollins) Recommended by Victoria at Cavalier House Books Denham Springs LA  

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The Wayfaring Stranger Throughout the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, a steady stream of Scots migrated to Ulster and eventually onward across the Atlantic to resettle in the United States. Many of these Scots-Irish immigrants made their way into the mountains of the southern Appalachian region. They brought with them a wealth of traditional ballads and tunes from the British Isles and Ireland, a carrying stream that merged with sounds and songs of English, German, Welsh, African American, French, and Cherokee origin. Their enduring legacy of music flows today from Appalachia back to Ireland and Scotland and around the globe. In "Wayfaring Strangers," Fiona Ritchie and Doug Orr guide readers on a musical voyage across oceans, linking people and songs through centuries of adaptation and change.

From ancient ballads at the heart of the tradition to instruments that express this dynamic music, Ritchie and Orr chronicle the details of an epic journey. Enriched by the insights of key contributors to the living tradition on both sides of the Atlantic, this abundantly illustrated volume includes a CD featuring 20 songs by musicians profiled in the book, including Dolly Parton, Dougie MacLean, Cara Dillon, John Doyle, Pete Seeger, Sheila Kay Adams, Jean Ritchie, Doc Watson, David Holt, Anais Mitchell, Al Petteway, and Amy White.

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On living where you can see the stars at night.

In which a lady scolds her jailer, Mr. Charles Martin did not meant to write a football story, and Mr. Will Harlan moves to the mountains so he can see the stars at night. Lady Banks' Commonplace Book

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Jon Mayes and Will Harlan

Jon Mayes and Will Harlan
“One of the big reasons I moved to the mountains was so I could see the stars at night.”

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Southern Indie Lit Crossword Puzzle Book

The Southern Indie Lit Crossword Puzzle Book

How well do you know your Southern lit? We dare you to use a pen on these crossword puzzles, each inspired by one of the winning titles of the SIBA Book Award, honoring ten years of the very best in Southern literature as chosen by the people who would know...Southern Independent Booksellers! A great gift for your book club, for puzzle-lovers, and anyone who loves Southern literature. $9.95 paperback. Available at Southern Indie Bookstores.

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