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{ On musical journeys and jars of chow-chow.}

In which her ladyship remembers the music, there are things one should not ask of a jar of pickles, Ms. Cassandra King explains why she does not own a dress, and Sheila Kay Adams's mama explains that it's called "country" for a reason.

October 12, 2014

Dear readers,

Here on the coast of North Carolina her ladyship, the editor, can tell that we have slipped into fall by the way the leaves on the fig tree have lost their luster and started to go dark and brown at their curling edges. Across the breadth of the state, in the foothills of the Blue Ridge mountains, some of her ladyship's friends have gathered together for the Little Mountain Pottery Kiln opening...an annual event now in its fortieth year, she believes. In the  small shed that houses the kiln, the potters display their wares, while outside on the lawn (can it be called a lawn if it is never mowed?) and weather permitting, other local artisans set out tables to show their own craft -- everything from turned wood vessels to handmade musical instruments to hand-bound miniature books.

In the late afternoon, after the wares have been picked over and orders taken, after friends have caught up and exchanged news, and the ice in the plastic coolers has almost all melted, someone brings out his guitar, and another couple pick up their fiddles, and a couple more pull out flutes, dulcimers, triangles and there is even a guy with a "can-jo." And they gather in a circle and start to play, and go on playing in the slanting light as the shadows lengthen until it gets almost too dark to see where to put their fingers.

Wayfaring StrangersThey play old mountain music; the reels and jigs, the dances and ballads (singing along with the rough voices of a generation that learned these songs before smoking was considered a bad thing).  The people playing in the circle come and go from year to year--life happens, after all--but the music, that is eternal. Her ladyship believes that even if the circle were to be completely empty of musicians one year, the music would still be echoing off the slopes of Little Mountain.

Her ladyship has not been to the kiln opening in quite some time (life happens) but she was poignantly reminded of what she was missing when a copy of Wayfaring Strangers found its  way into her hands. In this book is the story of all those tunes the musicians would play into the open air. The story of why a song is sung one way in Tennessee and another in Texas. It's a beautiful testament to the roots of Celtic music and the journeys of the people who brought it to these mountains.  And most importantly, it includes a CD -- which no sooner had her ladyship stuck into her CD player than she was immediately transported back to an earlier time, where she once sat in an earlier circle, listening to friends playing some of the very same songs.

Sometimes, even when things change, they don't really change. 


her ladyship, the editor


Lady Banks' Pick of the Week


Lady Banks' Commonplace Book


Noteworthy poetry and prose from her ladyship's bedside reading stack.

Wayfaring StrangersThe Scots-Irish

Now see momma was the only person in her family to be educated. She went on to college on scholarship during the Depression. And so she was college educated, and she said that we were the Scots-Irish, you know, or the Scots that came here. Only she said, they don't like to be called Scots-Irish. But she said that's what we call ourselves, "the Scots-Irish.: She said, that's where we got our skin. Anyway, momma said that they were the most genetically programmed-to-violence people on the face of the earth. Yes, living in the border country. She said it was called "country" for a reason. It was their country. Northern England, soutehrn Scotland. They were kin, like east Tennessee and western North Carolina--flowed back and forth across the border.

They came through Pennsylvania; some of them came in through Charleston. But they all came here. See, I can name all the way back because that was passed down with the songs.

--Sheila Kay Adams to Fiona Ritchie, 2009 Interview. In Wayfaring Strangers (University of North Carolina Press, 2014) 9781469618227

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Book & Author Gossip

The things you don't ask of a jar of pickles

HeritageHeritage is a different experience, and that is the point. The recipes within Heritage are as much about the process as they are about the result. A process where each element becomes important. Who grew it? What region did come from? Is it in season? These are not questions asked in the grocery when buying a can of soup or a jar of pickles.

Self taught poet inducted into NCLHOF

“I don’t think anybody learns how to write except by reading,” Adcock said. “But you need to read something besides poetry because you need to know the world before you can write about it well. As to influences, poetry is like a river; some of it sticks with you, and you keep what sticks and use it.”

Advice from Cassandra King

Same Sweet Girls Guide to Life"Much to my despair and my mother's delight, Alabama College turned out to be a perfect finishing school for Southern womanhood. It still functioned as if it were a girls' school of the fifties, blissfully unaware of the changing times. We were ruled by the white-gloved hand of the dean of women, who turned out to be even stricter than my mother. My bohemian dreams suffered a crushing blow when I discovered that Alabama College had a dress code. Imagine — female students had to wear dresses at all times: no slacks, jeans, or shorts on campus. Because of that, today I do not own a single dress and have not for years."

Fiona Ritchie & Doug Orr Explore Appalachia's Musical Lineage

Wayfaring Strangers"We needed to write this book.  It really is the outcome of decades of conversations between myself and my co-author Doug Orr which basically mirrored our own discoveries in the music." "I had moved from Scotland over to North Carolina.  Very quickly realized that I was in the  heartland of some fantastic music.  Also realizing very quickly that it connected to music from where I was from so I went on my own personnel journey of discovery to find out what this connection was all about." 9781469618227

The Scots and Their Mountain Music

The authors warn you not to expect simple answers to questions about the sources of the music of Appalachia and the music it has inspired. They say that if you opened their book “with an old ballad or fiddle tune in mind and hoped to speed read through the book, arriving at the threshold of country music or rock ‘n roll,” you will have “misunderstood the process. There is no one stream and no one source; rather, there is a merging of many tributaries trickling from springs through place and time and coursing together onward across fresh terrain.”

Barry Hannah and I

RayI still remember with hallucinatory precision reading Barry Hannah’s Raywhile laying out on my futon in my graduate school hovel in Charlottesville, Virginia. I was a southern transplant having moved from the north to the south when I was ten. I had a love/hate relationship with the place. None of the then popular southern writers moved me much—Lee Smith, Clyde Edgerton, Jill McCorkle—all romanticized the South and its characters. Hannah, on the other hand, hadn’t gotten the memo about the folksy-soft-glow south; instead he drove full throttle into the taboos of the messed up region, taking on the Jesus-obsessed nuts, the macho lunatics still hurting from the loss of the Civil War, the racial friction, and the lush almost mystical landscape.

The Fault with Free Love

Sister Golden HairCultural transformation was in full swing in the 1970s. From the advent of new entertainment, such as "Pong" and "The 'New' Price Is Right" (the original began in 1956 and was revamped in 1972) to advances in civil rights, including the hiring of the FBI's first female agents, it seemed like everything in America had improved. That wasn't quite the way Brooklyn author Darcey Steinke experienced it, though.

 

The I-55 Tour

Flying ShoesPublisher Sam Lawrence named the journey that authors make between Lemuria Books in Jackson and Square Books in Oxford for book signings and readings the “I-55 Tour.”  But the connection between bookstore founder, owners John Evans (Lemuria) and Richard Howorth (Square Books), “Soul Brothers” by their account, runs much deeper than the roadway connecting the two Mississippi towns.

 

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STARS Authors

STARSWhat are "STARS" authors? These are authors listing in the Southern Traveling Authors Registration Service--a directory of authors who live in, or are traveling in the South and are interested in meeting with book clubs, civic groups, classrooms, and readers of all kinds. The STARS directory is brought to you by Southern Indie Booksellers, who want to connect readers with their favorite writers.

Sarah Weathersby

Sheri CastleSarah Gordon Weathersby is a graduate of Drew University in Madison, NJ. She holds an MBA from Meredith College in Raleigh, NC. She is a retired Information Technology professional. Sarah lives in Raleigh with her husband, when they are not traveling from Agadir to Maui, riding camels or bicycles. 

Request Sarah for a book club or event

Sarah's Profile Page on STARS

Motherless ChildMotherless Child - stories from a life

Imagine you gave a baby up for adoption forty years ago, and after years of trying to find her, she finds you. Now come the hard questions. She's healthy, beautiful, and successful, but she wants to know why you gave her away and why you didn't marry her father. And there is also the unspoken question of "What kind of black woman gives her baby away?" How do you explain to her that giving her away was the best gift you could offer? This is Sarah Weathersby's first published work, a coming-of-age-in-the-sixties-single-black-pregnant and on the way to Germany, memoir.

See the full list of authors in the STARS Program online here and find the authors touring in your area here

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Lady Banks {Book} Trailer Park

Kim WRight reads from An Unexpected Waltz

Unexpected WaltzFrom the author of the critically acclaimed debut "Love in Mid Air" comes this moving novel about a middle-aged widow who finds her feet by embracing a new hobby: ballroom dancing.

Kelly Wilder becomes recently widowed from a much older wealthy man with whom she spent her married life doing charity work, building a lovely home, and, as she says, "pretending to be a whole lot more conservative and stupid and nicer than I really am."

Now, with too much time and money on her hands, Kelly has absolutely no idea what happens next. So on a whim she signs up for a ballroom dancing class, and slowly, step by high-heeled step, begins to rebuild her life with the help of friends old and new: Nik, a young Russian dance teacher who sees the artistic potential she left behind; Carolina, a woman in hospice, anxious to experience a whole lifetime in a few months; and Elyse, Kelly's girlhood best friend who knows all of her past secrets--including the truth about the man who long ago broke Kelly's heart.

In the vein of Jennifer Weiner's novels, "Unexpected Waltz" is a deeply felt story about moving on after loss and finding a new walk--or dance--of life through the power of second chances.

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Read This! Okra Picks & Recommended Reading from Southern Booksellers


Okra Picks

From the Okra Picks

Wayfaring Strangers
by Fiona Ritchie and Doug Orr

Wayfaring StrangersThroughout 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.

Buy from an indie | Read the first chapter!

More Okra Picks!


Recommended Reading from the November Indie Next List

Not My Father's SonNot My Father’s Son: A Memoir, by Alan Cumming
(Dey Street Books, 9780062225061, $26.99)

“Every so often reading a memoir feels like a conversation rather than a strict narrative or — the death knell for memoir — a self-indulgent romp down memory lane. Cumming’s memoir is a gorgeous, intimate conversation and it reads beautifully. The pace is perfect, the presentation truly lovely, and I felt like a close friend rather than an impersonal audience. Cumming’s early life was a struggle and he hardly shies from relating details, but the driving force behind this book is the demonstration of the many ways one can bring oneself to peace after hardship. I enjoyed it immensely.” —Demi Marshall, Park Road Books, Charlotte, NC

Sometimes the WolfSometimes the Wolf: A Novel, by Urban Waite
(William Morrow, 9780062216915, $26.99)

“In this powerful story set amidst the lush landscape of the Northwest, former sheriff Patrick Drake has just been released from prison. As he tries to make a new start with his son, who is a sheriff’s deputy in his father’s old department, his past comes back to haunt him. Violence from Patrick’s old life plays out in the forefront, and the issues of family loss, disappointment, and forgiveness are the backdrop for this rapidly paced, spellbinding novel.” —Stephanie Crowe, Page & Palette, Fairhope, AL

Jerry Lee LewisJerry Lee Lewis: His Own Story, by Rick Bragg
(Harper, 9780062078223, $27.99)

“It is possible only Rick Bragg could do true justice to The Killer, a man whose music is an indelible aspect of the American cultural scene. Bragg’s knowledge of the South enables him to provide the background of a region of incredible contradictions that spawned Jerry Lee Lewis and helped contribute to a musical revolution, which eventually swept the world. Lewis’ own improbable life complements the story of a cultural phenomenon that helped to change society and is still relevant today.” —Bill Cusumano, Square Books, Oxford, MS

Being MortalBeing Mortal: Medicine and What Matters in the End, by Atul Gawande
(Metropolitan Books, 9780805095159, $26)

“Widely respected and honored physician Gawande addresses aging and end-of-life issues in his newest book. He notes that we treat sickness, aging, and mortality as medical concerns, but that the medical professions are poorly equipped to help with the issues of what makes the quality life significant. Gawande proposes that well-being should be the focus at the end of life and carefully illustrates how to approach this difficult subject. A gracefully written book of great importance.” —Ann Carlson, Waterfront Books, Georgetown, SC

Fire Shut Up in My BonesFire Shut Up in My Bones: A Memoir, by Charles M. Blow
(Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 9780544228047, $27)

“Mirroring so many of the memories, feelings, and imaginings from my own childhood in small-town Arkansas, Blow’s moving memoir tells the pitiless Southern experience of a black man coming of age in Louisiana in a world and time when the legacy of slavery’s grip is slipping away ever so slowly but still leaves its searing sting. An important book.” —Chris Crawley, That Bookstore in Blytheville, Blytheville, AR

More recommended reading from southern bookstores

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Southern Indie Bestsellers

For the week ending October 12, 2014. Books on the Southern Indie Bestseller List that are southern in nature or have been recently recommended by southern indie booksellers.

- A STARS Author | Okra Pick! - A SIBA Okra Pick 
Titles in red are SIBA Book Award winners and finalists!
Printable versions: Hardcover | Paperback | Children.

HARDCOVER FICTION

1. Lila
Marilynne Robinson, FSG, $26, 9780374187613
okra2. Somewhere Safe With Somebody Good
Jan Karon, Putnam Adult, $27.95, 9780399167447
3. Edge of Eternity
Ken Follett, Dutton, $36, 9780525953098
4. All the Light We Cannot See
Anthony Doerr, Scribner, $27, 9781476746586
5. The Children Act
Ian McEwan, Nan A. Talese, $25, 9780385539708
6. The Goldfinch
Donna Tartt, Little Brown, $30, 9780316055437
7. The Paying Guests
Sarah Waters, Riverhead, $28.95, 9781594633119
8. Some Luck
Jane Smiley, Knopf, $26.95, 9780307700315
okra9. The Invention of Wings
Sue Monk Kidd, Viking, $27.95, 9780670024780
10. Personal
Lee Child, Delacorte, $28, 9780804178747
11. The Bone Clocks
David Mitchell, Random House, $30, 9781400065677
12. Paris Match
Stuart Woods, Putnam Adult, $26.95, 9780399169120
13. Deadline
John Sandford, Putnam Adult, $27.95, 9780399162374
14. The Assassination of Margaret Thatcher
Hilary Mantel, Holt, $27, 9781627792103
15. Big Little Lies
Liane Moriarty, Amy Einhorn Books/Putnam, $26.95, 9780399167065

HARDCOVER NONFICTION

1. Killing Patton
Bill O'Reilly, Martin Dugard, Holt, $30, 9780805096682
2. Not That Kind of Girl
Lena Dunham, Random House, $28, 9780812994995
3. Being Mortal: Medicine and What Matters in the End
Atul Gawande, Metropolitan, $26, 9780805095159
4. Everything I Need to Know I Learned From a Little Golden Book
Diane Muldrow, Golden Books, $9.99, 9780307977618
5. Worthy Fights: A Memoir of Leadership in War and Peace
Leon Panetta, Penguin Press, $36, 9781594205965
6. Rebel Yell
S.C. Gwynne, Scribner, $35, 9781451673289
7. The Innovators: How a Group of Hackers, Geniuses, and Geeks Created the Digital Revolution
Walter Isaacson, S&S, $35, 9781476708690
8. Agents of the Apocalypse: A Riveting Look at the Key Players of the End Times
David Jeremiah, Tyndale House, $24.99, 9781414380490
9. World Order
Henry Kissinger, Penguin Press, $36, 9781594206146
10. Ocean
Dan Kainen, Workman, $25.95, 9780761180517
okra11. Wayfaring Strangers
Fiona Ritchie, Doug Orr, University of North Carolina Press, $39.95, 9781469618227
12. What If?
Randall Munroe, Houghton Mifflin, $24, 9780544272996
13. The Meaning of Human Existence
Edward Osborne Wilson, Liveright, $23.95, 9780871401007
14. How to Cook Everything Fast: A Better Way to Cook Great Food
Mark Bittman, Houghton Mifflin, $35, 9780470936306
15. Factory Man
Beth Macy, Little Brown, $28, 9780316231435

TRADE PAPERBACK FICTION

1. Gone Girl
Gillian Flynn, Broadway, $15, 9780553418361
2. Orphan Train
Christina Baker Kline, Morrow, $14.99, 9780061950728
3. The Signature of All Things
Elizabeth Gilbert, Penguin, $17, 9780143125846
4. The Rosie Project
Graeme Simsion, S&S, $15.99, 9781476729091
5. Sharp Objects
Gillian Flynn, Three Rivers, $14, 9780307341556
6. Me Before You
Jojo Moyes, Penguin, $16, 9780143124542
7. This Is Where I Leave You
Jonathan Tropper, Plume, $16, 9780142181713
8. The Luminaries
Eleanor Catton, Back Bay, $18, 9780316074292
9. Americanah
Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, Anchor, $15.95, 9780307455925
10. Under the Wide and Starry Sky
Nancy Horan, Ballantine, $16, 9780345516541
11. Someone
Alice McDermott, Picador USA, $15, 9781250055361
12. Dark Places
Gillian Flynn, Three Rivers, $14, 9780307341570
13. You Should Have Known
Jean Hanff Korelitz, Grand Central, $15, 9781455599516
14. The Target
David Baldacci, Grand Central, $16, 9781455521180
15. Where'd You Go, Bernadette
Maria Semple, Back Bay, $14.99, 9780316204262

TRADE PAPERBACK NONFICTION

1. Unbroken
Laura Hillenbrand, Random House, $16, 9780812974492
2. The Boys in the Boat
Daniel James Brown, Penguin, $17, 9780143125471
3. Unlikely Heroes
Jennifer Holland, Workman, $13.95, 9780761174417
4. Wild
Cheryl Strayed, Vintage, $15.95, 9780307476074
5. Zealot
Reza Aslan, Random House, $18, 9780812981483
6. Night
Elie Wiesel, FSG, $9.95, 9780374500016
7. This Is the Story of a Happy Marriage
Ann Patchett, Harper Perennial, $15.99, 9780062236685
8. Really Important Stuff My Dog Has Taught Me
Cynthia L. Copeland, Workman, $12.95, 9780761181798
9. Eat Q: Unlock the Weight-Loss Power of Emotional Intelligence
Susan Albers, HarperOne, $15.99, 9780062222770
10. Gift From the Sea
Anne Morrow Lindbergh, Pantheon, $9.95, 9780679732419
11. Orange Is the New Black
Piper Kerman, Spiegel & Grau, $16, 9780812986181
12. Men We Reaped
Jesmyn Ward, Bloomsbury, $16, 9781608197651
13. Bad Feminist
Roxane Gay, Harper Perennial, $15.99, 9780062282712
14. Hyperbole and a Half
Allie Brosh, Touchstone, $19.99, 9781451666175
15. The Heart of Everything That Is
Bob Drury, Tom Clavin, S&S, $17, 9781451654684

MASS MARKET

1. Gone Girl
Gillian Flynn, Broadway, $9.99, 9780553418354
2. Outlander
Diana Gabaldon, Dell, $9.99, 9780553393699
3. To Kill a Mockingbird
Harper Lee, Grand Central, $8.99, 9780446310789
4. 1984
George Orwell, Signet, $9.99, 9780451524935
5. Dragonfly in Amber
Diana Gabaldon, Dell, $9.99, 9780440215622
6. Sycamore Row
John Grisham, Dell, $9.99, 9780345543240
7. The Best of Me
Nicholas Sparks, Grand Central, $8, 9781455556564
8. A Dance With Dragons
George R.R. Martin, Bantam, $9.99, 9780553582017
9. Fall of Giants
Ken Follett, Signet, $9.99, 9780451232854
10. The Name of the Wind
Patrick Rothfuss, DAW, $8.99, 9780756404741

CHILDREN'S ILLUSTRATED

1. Room on the Broom
Julia Donaldson, Axel Scheffler (Illus.), Puffin, $6.99, 9780142501122
2. The Day the Crayons Quit
Drew Daywalt, Oliver Jeffers (Illus.), Philomel, $17.99, 9780399255373
3. The Book With No Pictures
B.J. Novak, Dial, $17.99, 9780803741713
4. Goodnight Moon
Margaret Wise Brown, Clement Hurd (Illus.), Harper, $8.99, 9780694003617
5. Llama Llama Trick or Treat
Anna Dewdney, Viking Children's Books, $5.99, 9780451469786
6. Otis and the Scarecrow
Loren Long, Philomel, $17.99, 9780399163968
7. Ladybug Girl and the Dress-Up Dilemma
Jacky Davis, David Soman (Illus.), Dial, $17.99, 9780803735842
8. Bunny Cakes
Rosemary Wells, Puffin, $6.99, 9780140566673
9. Frozen (Little Golden Book)
Victoria Saxon, Grace Lee (Illus.), Random House/Disney, $3.99, 9780736430517
10. Happy Halloween, Ladybug Girl!
David Soman, Jacky Davis, Grosset & Dunlap, $6.99, 9780448478609

CHILDREN'S INTEREST

1. Skink: No Surrender
Carl Hiaasen, Knopf, $18.99, 9780375870514
2. The Giver
Lois Lowry, Harcourt, $9.99, 9780544340688
3. The Fault in Our Stars
John Green, Speak, $12.99, 9780142424179
4. If I Stay
Gayle Forman, Speak, $10.99, 9780147514530
5. Minecraft: Construction Handbook
Scholastic, $7.99, 9780545685177
6. Wonder
R.J. Palacio, Knopf, $16.99, 9780375869020
7. Frank Einstein and the Antimatter Motor
Jon Scieszka, Brian Biggs (Illus.), Amulet, $13.95, 9781419712180
8. Thirteen Reasons Why
Jay Asher, Razorbill, $10.99, 9781595141880
9. Looking for Alaska
John Green, Speak, $9.99, 9780142402511
10. Minecraft: Combat Handbook
Scholastic, $7.99, 9780545685160

CHILDREN'S FICTION SERIES TITLES

1. The Blood of Olympus (The Heroes of Olympus, Book Five)
Rick Riordan, Hyperion, $19.99, 9781423146735
2. The Maze Runner
James Dashner, Delacorte, $10.99, 9780385385206
3. The Scorch Trials (The Maze Runner, Book 2)
James Dashner, Ember, $9.99, 9780385738767
4. Four: A Divergent Collection
Veronica Roth, Katherine Tegen Books, $17.99, 9780062345219
5. Insurgent (Divergent, #2)
Veronica Roth, Katherine Tegen Books, $17.99, 9780062024046
6. The Death Cure (The Maze Runner, Book 3)
James Dashner, Delacorte, $9.99, 9780385738781
7. The Kill Order (The Maze Runner Prequel)
James Dashner, Delacorte, $9.99, 9780385742894
8. Allegiant (Divergent, #3)
Veronica Roth, Katherine Tegen Books, $19.99, 9780062024060
9. Pete the Cat and the Bad Banana
James Dean, Harper, $3.99, 9780062303820
10. The Lightning Thief (Percy Jackson and the Olympians, Book 1)
Rick Riordan, Hyperion, $7.99, 9781423134947

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In This Issue

Special to the Southern List

Click on a book to purchase from a great indie bookstore! See the full Southern Indie Bestseller list here.
Somewhere Safe With Somebody Good
The Invention of Wings
Paris Match
Big Little Lies
Agents of the Apocalypse: A Riveting Look at the Key Players of the End Times
Ocean
Wayfaring Strangers
The Meaning of Human Existence
How to Cook Everything Fast: A Better Way to Cook Great Food
Factory Man
Sharp Objects
Me Before You
Under the Wide and Starry Sky
Dark Places
You Should Have Known
Where'd You Go, Bernadette
Unlikely Heroes
Night
Really Important Stuff My Dog Has Taught Me
Eat Q: Unlock the Weight-Loss Power of Emotional Intelligence
Gift From the Sea
Men We Reaped
Hyperbole and a Half
To Kill a Mockingbird
1984
A Dance With Dragons
Fall of Giants
The Name of the Wind
Bunny Cakes
Skink: No Surrender
Frank Einstein and the Antimatter Motor
Thirteen Reasons Why


Events

Events at Southen Indie Bookstores 

Short Story Book Club  (book club)
10/21/2014, 07:00 pm
Cock and Bull Pub

Katariina Rosenblatt - Stolen: The True Story of a Sex Trafficking Survivor  (author appearance)
Katariina Rosenblatt
10/21/2014, 08:00 pm
Books & Books Inc
Coral Gables, FL

ORANGE IS THE NEW BLACK LADIES' NIGHT!  (other event)
10/21/2014, 07:00 pm
Inkwood Books
Tampa, FL

Wayne Curtis: The Last Great Walk: The True Story of a 1909 Walk from New York to San Francisco, and Why It Matters Today  (author appearance)
Wayne Curtis
10/21/2014, 06:00 pm
Garden District Book Shop
New Orleans, LA

Christopher Schaberg - DECONSTRUCTING BRAD PITT  (author appearance)
Christopher Schaberg
10/21/2014, 06:00 pm
Octavia Books
New Orleans, LA

Ed King and Trent Watts sign ED KING'S MISSISSIPPI  (author appearance)
Trent Watts
10/21/2014, 05:00 pm
Square Books
Oxford, MS

Okra Pick!Darcey Steinke discusses Sister Golden Hair  (author appearance)
Darcey Steinke
10/21/2014, 12:00 pm
Turnrow Books
Greenwood, MS

Ed Williams discusses Liberating Dixie: An Editor’s Life, from Ole Miss to Alabama  (author appearance)
Ed Williams
10/21/2014, 07:00 pm
Flyleaf Books
Chapel Hill, NC

COMIX CLUB discusses BEASTS OF BURDEN  (book club)
10/21/2014, 07:00 pm
Malaprop's Bookstore/Cafe
Asheville, NC

JULIA ELLIOTT presents THE WILDS  (author appearance)
Julia Elliott
10/21/2014, 07:00 pm
Malaprop's Bookstore/Cafe
Asheville, NC

Tommy Greenwald  (author appearance)
Tommy Greenwald
10/21/2014, 07:00 pm
Quail Ridge Books & Music
Raleigh, NC

Richard Blanco- The Prince of los Cocuyos: A Miami Childhood  (author appearance)
Richard Blanco
10/21/2014, 07:30 pm
Quail Ridge Books & Music
Raleigh, NC

David Need -Roses: The Late French Poetry of Rainer Maria Rilke  (author appearance)
David Need
10/21/2014, 07:00 pm
Regulator Bookshop
durham, NC

Wit and Spark Trivia Night  (author appearance)
10/21/2014, 07:00 pm
Scuppernong Books
Greensboro, NC

Kimberly Cross Teter Book Talk & Signing  (author appearance)
Kimberly Cross Teter
10/21/2014, 04:00 pm
Fiction Addiction
Greenville, SC

Read for the Record  (other event)
10/21/2014, 10:00 am
Fiction Addiction
Greenville, SC

Salon@615 with Jodi Picoult, author of Leaving Time  (author appearance)
Jodi Picoult
10/21/2014, 06:15 pm
Parnassus Books
Nashville, TN

NaNoWriMo Success With Erica Orloff  (other event)
10/21/2014, 06:30 pm
Fountain Bookstore
Richmond, VA

Jacqueline Ripstein - The Art of Healing Art - Gables  (author appearance)
Jacqueline Ripstein
10/22/2014, 08:00 pm
Books & Books Inc
Coral Gables, FL

Celebrate Our Rivers: Book Launch and Film at Cine  (author appearance)
Joe Cook
10/22/2014, 06:30 pm
Avid Bookshop
Athens, GA

An Indigenous Peoples' History of the United States by Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz  (author appearance)
Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz
10/22/2014, 07:30 pm
Charis Books & More
Atlanta, GA

Susan Morse: The Dog Stays in the Picture  (author appearance)
Susan Morse
10/22/2014, 06:00 pm
Garden District Book Shop
New Orleans, LA

John Hailman signs THE SEARCH FOR GOOD WINE  (author appearance)
John Hailman
10/22/2014, 05:00 pm
Square Books
Oxford, MS

UNC Humanities' Humanities in Action: Justice Corrupted: How the Drug War Wastes Money and Ruins Lives, with Stanley W. Black, Arthur Benavie, Profess  (other event)
10/22/2014, 04:30 pm
Flyleaf Books
Chapel Hill, NC

WOMEN WHO RUN WITH THE WOLVES SERIES  (author appearance)
10/22/2014, 07:00 pm
Malaprop's Bookstore/Cafe
Asheville, NC

Preschool Storytime at McIntyre’s  (other event)
10/22/2014, 11:00 am
McIntyre's Fine Books
Pittsboro, NC

Jacqueline Woodson- Brown Girl Dreaming  (author appearance)
Jacqueline Woodson
10/22/2014, 07:00 pm
Quail Ridge Books & Music
Raleigh, NC

Tana Johnson: Organizational Progeny  (author appearance)
Tana Johnson
10/22/2014, 07:00 pm
Regulator Bookshop
durham, NC

Bob Garner  (author appearance)
Bob Garner
10/22/2014, 07:00 pm
Scuppernong Books
Greensboro, NC

Okra Pick!Author event with Jeff High, author of Each Shining Hour  (author appearance)
Jeff High
10/22/2014, 06:30 pm
Parnassus Books
Nashville, TN

Michael I. Meyerson on the Birth of Religious Freedom in America  (author appearance)
Michael I. Meyerson
10/22/2014, 07:00 pm
Fountain Bookstore
Richmond, VA

Author Kris Radish Returns to Copperfish Books!  (book club)
10/23/2014, 06:00 pm
Copperfish Books

Sharyn McCrumb  (author appearance)
Sharyn McCrumb
10/23/2014, 05:00 pm
Fountainhead Bookstore

Margaret Cunningham  (author appearance)
Margaret Cunningham
10/23/2014, 04:00 pm
Page & Palette
Fairhope, AL

EXILE Books Talk: RUTH & MARVIN SACKNER discussing Six from the Sixties  (other event)
10/23/2014, 08:00 pm
Books & Books Inc
Coral Gables, FL

Haunted Ybor City spooky author talk & signing with Deborah Frethem  (author appearance)
Deborah Frethem
10/23/2014, 07:00 pm
Inkwood Books
Tampa, FL

Jeffrey "Hammerhead" Philips Booksigning  (author appearance)
Jeffrey Phillips
10/23/2014, 07:00 pm
Murder on the Beach Mystery Bookstore
Delray Beach, FL

Charlie Lovett Presents FIRST IMPRESSIONS A Novel of Old Books, Unexpected Love and Jane Austen  (author appearance)
Charlie Lovett
10/23/2014, 06:00 pm
Vero Beach Book Center
Vero Beach, FL

New Town Revue: Jericho Brown, Alex Gallo-Brown, & Four Eyes  (other event)
10/23/2014, 06:30 pm
Avid Bookshop
Athens, GA

Justice While Black: Helping African-American Families Navigate and Survive the Criminal Justice System with Robbin Shipp  (author appearance)
Robbin Shipp
10/23/2014, 07:30 pm
Charis Books & More
Atlanta, GA

Dylan Landis: Rainey Royal  (author appearance)
Dylan Landis
10/23/2014, 06:00 pm
Garden District Book Shop
New Orleans, LA

James Nolan - YOU DON'T KNOW ME  (author appearance)
James Nolan
10/23/2014, 06:00 pm
Octavia Books
New Orleans, LA

Marcie Cohen Ferris & Eddie Huang at The Lyric Theatre  (author appearance)
Eddie Huang
10/23/2014, 06:00 pm
Square Books
Oxford, MS

Middle grade authors Edith Cohn and Rebecca Petruck discuss Spirit’s Key and Steering Toward Normal  (author appearance)
Edith Cohn
10/23/2014, 07:00 pm
Flyleaf Books
Chapel Hill, NC

CHARLES E. COBB, JR. presents THIS NONVIOLENT STUFF'LL GET YOU KILLED  (author appearance)
Charles E. Cobb
10/23/2014, 07:00 pm
Malaprop's Bookstore/Cafe
Asheville, NC

Author Event: John Davis - Bloodline  (author appearance)
John Davis
10/23/2014, 07:00 pm
Park Road Books
Charlotte, NC

Michael A. Ross- The Great New Orleans Kidnapping Case: Race, Law, and Justice in the Reconstruction Era  (author appearance)
Michael A. Ross
10/23/2014, 07:30 pm
Quail Ridge Books & Music
Raleigh, NC

Scott Hilton Davis- Memories and Scenes: Shtetl, Childhood, Writers  (author appearance)
Scott Hilton Davis
10/23/2014, 07:00 pm
Regulator Bookshop
durham, NC

Scott Blumenthal  (author appearance)
Scott Blumenthal
10/23/2014, 07:00 pm
Scuppernong Books
Greensboro, NC

Literary Luncheon with Sharyn McCrumb  (author appearance)
Sharyn McCrumb
10/23/2014, 12:00 pm
Hub City Bookshop
Spartanburg, SC

Wine with the Author - Héctor Tobar, author of Deep Down Dark  (author appearance)
Héctor Tobar
10/23/2014, 06:30 pm
Parnassus Books
Nashville, TN

Craig Collins Presents a Portrait of American Gun Culture  (author appearance)
Craig K. Collins
10/23/2014, 06:30 pm
Fountain Bookstore
Richmond, VA

William Navarrete - Fugas  (author appearance)
William Navarrete
10/24/2014, 06:30 pm
Books & Books Inc
Coral Gables, FL

Charlie Lovett - First Impressions  (author appearance)
Charlie Lovett
10/24/2014, 08:00 pm
Books & Books Inc
Coral Gables, FL

Vincent Sachar Booksigning  (author appearance)
Vincent Sachar
10/24/2014, 07:00 pm
Murder on the Beach Mystery Bookstore
Delray Beach, FL

Our Annual Halloween Party & Magic Show  (other event)
10/24/2014, 07:00 pm
Vero Beach Book Center
Vero Beach, FL

Avid Poetry Series: Anne Cecilia Holmes, Caroline Cabrera and Gale Marie Thompson  (author appearance)
Anne Cecelia Holmes
10/24/2014, 05:30 pm
Avid Bookshop
Athens, GA

Georgia Review Reading Series: Julia Elliott at The Globe  (author appearance)
Julia Elliott
10/24/2014, 07:00 pm
Avid Bookshop
Athens, GA

Marcus Samuelsson: Marcus Off Duty: The Recipes I Cook at Home @ The New SoFAB Museum  (author appearance)
Marcus Samuelsson
10/24/2014, 02:00 pm
Garden District Book Shop
New Orleans, LA

Good Night, Sleep Tight (Halloween) Story Hour  (other event)
10/24/2014, 05:00 pm
Octavia Books
New Orleans, LA

Sharyn McCrumb Reading and Signing  (author appearance)
Sharyn McCrumb
10/24/2014, 06:30 pm
City Lights Bookstore
Sylva, NC

Okla Elliott  (author appearance)
Okla Elliott
10/24/2014, 07:00 pm
Scuppernong Books
Greensboro, NC

Lindy Carter- Annaliese From Off  (author appearance)
Lindy Carter
10/24/2014, 05:00 pm
Blue Bicycle Books
Charleston, SC


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