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In which Ms. Celeste Fletcher McHale remembers an lost friend in fiction, Mr. Taylor Brown discovers that he has lived in a whorehouse, and the Decatur Library brings together a hillbilly wannabe, an Arkansas Living Treasure, a CMA musician of the year, a Pulitzer Prize winning journalist and a recovering heroin addict and puts them all in the same room.

January 31, 2016

In This Issue

Lady Banks' Commonplace Book | Read This! | Okra Picks | The Trailer Park | Book and Author Gossip | Author 2 Author | STARS Author Feature | Special to the Southern List | Southern Indie Bestsellers | Event Calendar


Dearest Readers,

What would it feel like to be in the same room as. . .

. . .an 8-time Country Music Awards Musician of the Year
. . .a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist
. . .a nationally known award winning watercolorist. . .

trioTRIO is coming to the Decatur Library in Decatur, Georgia for the month of February. The unique exhibit features original artwork and music, inspired by and created for a work of literature. Words, Music, Art coalescing together to become a multi-faceted experience of story. Eagle Eye Books will co-host an opening party for TRIO with Georgia Center For The Book at Decatur Library on February 4 at 7:30 pm. Guests who will attend the opening night will be Chris Clifton, the featured songwriter for the book On The WaterJudy Richards, the author of Thelonious RisingShari Smith author of I Am A Town and Eric Erdman, songwriter for the book This Side Of The River and the book's author, Jeffery Stayton.

. . .an Arkansas Living Treasure
. . .a Master in the American Blade Smiths Society
. . .a recovering heroin addict. . .

Sixteen books were put into the hands of sixteen artists and sixteen musicians, each of whom read the work and created a piece or a song inspired by the story. TRIO debuted in September, 2015 in Raleigh, North Carolina at the annual Discovery Show of the Southern Independent Booksellers Alliance (SIBA). TRIO's presence in Decatur is the result of a partnership between the Decatur Branch of the DeKalb Public Library, the Georgia Center for the Book, and Eagle Eye Bookshop, also located in Decatur. Doug Robinson, the owner of Eagle Eye, saw the exhibit at its debut in Raleigh, and approached TRIO organizer Shari Smith about bringing the exhibit to his town.

. . .one SIBA Book Award Winner
. . .one SIBA Book Award Finalist
. . .three Okra Picks. . .

 The exhibit is traveling throughout the South in 2016 and could come to your town. A guide to the exhibit and recordings of the music can be found at trioexhibit.com. TRIO exhibits work in conjunction with southern independent bookstores, so this is a great opportunity to work with your local independent bookstore on a unique, creative, out of the box event for your school, library, literacy organization, or other cause. 

. . .a member of The Carter Family
. . .a member of the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame
. . .hillbilly wannabe
. . .a John Gardner Fiction Book Award finalist
. . .a winner of the Edgar Allan Poe Award for Best Mystery Story
. . .a Grammy winner for Best Americana Album. . .
. . .a two-time winner of the Alabama Library Association award for fiction
. . .the 2009 Sport Artist of the Year
. . .a writer of six #1 singles

The exhibit schedule, along with a request form to bring TRIO to your town can be found online at http://shari-smith.com/trio-exhibit/.  For more information, contact Wanda Jewell at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.%3Fsubject=TRIO">This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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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.

ForsakenAn old man lived alone in a shack near our land. He claimed when he was a boy my age he hid under the stone foundations of his house as the slaves of Turner's rebellion set it alight. They had murdered his parents inside. He said the slaves spoke in tongues he had never heard and their eyes gleamed red int he firelight. I listened, slapping at mosquitoes, breathless.

People said the old man was daft. He seemed to pass his hours in a world of dreams and phantasms, muttering to himself like a mad actor on the stage. People living nearby sometimes heard blood-curdling shrieks at night, and claimed he was a drunk, addled by bad whiskey. But never once did I see him imbibe, or smell spirits on his breath, or discover tell-take jugs hidden in his hovel. Though he scared me, I loved to hear his talk. My mother never discouraged my visits. She  would wrap a meal of cornbread and bacon for him, usually with beans or chickpeas.

--Ross Howell, Jr., Forsaken (New South Books, 2016) 9781588383174

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Recommended reading from Southern Indie Booksellers

From the Indie Next List

Orphan XOrphan X: A Novel, by Gregg Hurwitz
(Minotaur Books, 9781250067845, $25.99)

“The U.S. government secretly trained a group of orphaned children to be lethal assassins when they grew up. Evan, one of these children and now a grown man, has left the program and disappeared, resurfacing only to help those in desperate need. It is through this work that one of his enemies has found him, but which enemy — the government, one of his fellow orphans, or a relative of one of the many bad guys he has gotten rid of? Filled with lots of twists and turns and neat techno gadgets, Orphan X takes you on a roller coaster ride that will leave you breathless and waiting for the next installment of the Nowhere Man.” —Nancy McFarlane, Fiction Addiction, Greenville, SC

All the Birds in the SkyAll the Birds in the Sky, by Charlie Jane Anders
(Tor Books, 9780765379948, $25.99)

“All the Birds in the Sky reads like an instant classic. In tackling big questions about what is really important in life and how we are all connected, the novel soars through magic and science, good and evil, and all the shades in between; through the struggles of children against clueless parents, teachers, and spiteful kids; and through the struggles of adults against a heedless society, all with a love story at its heart. Deep, dark, funny, and wonderful!” —Sara Hinckley, Hudson Booksellers, Marietta, GA

 

The RamblersThe Ramblers: A Novel, by Aiden Donnelley Rowley
(William Morrow, 9780062413314, $25.99)

“This charming book is an homage to families — both the ones we are born with and the ones we create. It follows three characters in their early 30s who are trying to take the next steps toward growing up, deciding who they really are, and what they really want to do with the rest of their lives. They are closely linked and surrounded by family members who are in turns supportive, destructive, and ultimately loving. As members of New York’s privileged, they are free to explore their options while enjoying the best the city has to offer. You will laugh, cry, and cheer these characters on as they come to terms with both their past and their future.” —Ann Carlson, Waterfront Books, Georgetown, SC

 

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Okra Picks


Okra Picks

 

ForsakenForsaken is a gripping, beautifully realized work of historical fiction by Ross Howell Jr. It tells the story of the sensational crime committed by Virginia Christian, a young black girl who, in 1912 Virginia, was convicted of murder and sentenced to death in the electric chair. Charlie Mears, a white man, covered the case as a rookie reporter. The book chronicles the story of the trial and its aftermath as seen through Mears’s eyes. The novel’s premise is ambitious, its events striking and tragic, and fiction and non-fiction are deftly blended in this powerful read on the themes of injustice, corruption, and racial conflict set in the poisonous epoch known as Jim Crow.

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The Feathered Bone: Review


by Michelle Cavalier, Cavalier House Books

FEathered BoneMany authors set out to write ‘important’ novels about ‘big issues’ that are meant to be buoyed by the stories that are pervasive throughout the culture at the moment. These are sometimes met with success, but Julie Cantrell’s The Feathered Bone is a different breed. This is absolutely an important novel with a big issue at its core (especially for those of us along the I-12 Corridor), but it is not meant to be buoyed by stories of missing girls – this is not a novel that feeds on the news. This is a novel that serves its subjects. The Feathered Bone gives us a fictional story of a girl abducted and the small world she was torn from so that the reader may gain knowledge and empathy about an all too real problem that is so far from most of our daily lives as to feel completely impossible.

Amanda Salassi has a normal suburban life; two best friends, a great kid, a typical marriage with its ups and downs…until she doesn’t. While chaperoning her daughter’s sixth grade field trip she loses one of the kids in her care – Sarah, the twelve-year-old daughter of her childhood best friend, is abducted from a crowded restaurant. The aftermath of this event changes the course of Amanda’s entire life. The realities that spring up in the aftermath of Sarah’s disappearance are handled with an amount of empathy and grace that is admirable. Cantrell’s true strengths as a writer come from her ability to understand and channel deep suffering. I could feel the pain radiating from many pages, but alongside it I could feel hope and abiding love.

While The Feathered Bone is a devastating story, it is ultimately a story of hope. Cantrell tackles several big issues that affect many of our lives but that we often prefer not to talk about. From marriages that have lost their love and become habitual (even abusive) to teenage depression, these are not issues that are rare, but they are so closeted that most are afraid to speak out about them. Amanda feels a great guilt about not being the wife that her husband needs; thinking that if she could just be better things would be better. Her daughter, Ellie, feels an unbelievable grief and guilt over Sarah’s abduction wishing that it had been her who was lost, not Sarah. Both women lose sight of their worthiness. The ultimate message of The Feathered Bone is to hold tight to hope because you are loved and you are deserving of love.

The Feathered Bone is a novel you will want to pass around. One of the books purposes (though this never feels obvious while reading it) is to educate. Art exists to hold a mirror out to the world, and Cantrell uses that mirror to shine a light in some dark places. The darkest of which is human trafficking. Cantrell chose to tell the story primarily through Amanda’s perspective but we get several short glimpses of what Sarah is going through. It is painfully obvious what is happening to Sarah and while that may be triggering to survivors, Cantrell takes care that the reader never becomes too mired in the horrors Sarah experiences. Many authors use gory details to express the dark reality of rape and abuse to the point that it often feels self-serving and gratuitous. Cantrell does something greater – she uses the simple innocence of her young character’s voice.

Sarah’s voice coupled with Amanda’s story will make you want to educate yourself about the realities of human trafficking and what we can do both to help those that make it to the other side of this tragedy and what we can watch for to protect those in our community. Julie Cantrell grew up here in Walker and set The Feathered Bone in the area both because of how much she loves Livingston Parish and due to the very real danger that this issue is here. During the course of her research for the novel, Julie met many professionals who are working to end human trafficking in Livingston Parish, the Greater Baton Rouge Area, and beyond. We will be hosting a discussion regarding human trafficking at the Livingston Parish Courthouse on February 27 at 10am with a few of these individuals including Livingston Parish Sheriff Jason Ard, a representative from the State Police, and Emily Morrow and George Mills from Trafficking Hope. Each of them has dedicated themselves to the eradication of human trafficking and will offer several insights as to how we can help and what the community needs to know.

 

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Book & Author Gossip

Ross Howell Jr.’s harrowing ‘Forsaken’ blends fact and fiction

ForsakenIn the only existing photo of Virginia “Virgie” Christian, a mug shot taken during her arrest for the murder of her abusive employer in the spring of 1912, she gazes longingly into the camera, her expression vulnerable and entreating, as if hoping the truth of her story will one day be told. She was 16 years old, black, and soon to be the first and only female juvenile to die in Virginia’s electric chair.9781588383174

 

Lost friend becomes inspiration for novel

The Secret to Hummingbird CakeCeleste Fletcher McHale didn't intend to pen a novel about the best friend she lost to cancer. "I just started thinking about her, and I started typing out a memory that became the first chapter," McHale recalls.  Nearly three years and a lot of tears later, "The Secret to Hummingbird Cake" has an official release date of Feb. 9  9780718039561

 

 

T. Geronimo Johnson received Ernest J. Gaines Award

Welcome to BraggsvilleJohnson began a writing career after working in the world of finance for more than a decade. Writing, he said, allows him to "fully participate in the human world in a way that I can be helpful." "I have to find different ways to do good work in this life. Teaching is one way but writing is another activity for which I can feel I'm engaging in the important discussions and hopefully leaving the world better than I found it."  9780062302137

 

 

Wendell Berry received 2016 Sidney Lanier Prize

Our Only WorldMercer University’s Center for Southern Studies will award the 2016 Sidney Lanier Prize for Southern Literature to Wendell Berry. The prize honors significant career contributions to Southern writing in drama, fiction or poetry. The prize presentation will take place on Saturday, April 23, 1 p.m., in the Presidents Dining Room of the University Center on the Macon campus.  9781619027008

 

 

Taylor Brown and James Fenimore Cooper

Fallen LandIn both books, the object is to make a journey to a place of safety in an unsafe world—to believe that once it is achieved, a normal life of some sort can commence. Brown moves us at a relentless pace, and Callum and Ava’s desperation ratchets up, as does the pace of storytelling. Cooper, on the other hand, wanders us through endless circles in the forest, and visits multiple villages and ambushes. The scenery is such that readers are just as lost as characters—endless in this vast expanse of American wilderness. Brown actually moves his characters forward at a pretty remarkable clip: They have limited stores and few opportunities to replenish. If they don’t keep going, they will die from starvation, dehydration or their pursuers. There is no dallying for these two. They make that mistake once. The lesson is painful—a memorable one the reader will ruminate on days after finishing the book.

Fallen Land inspired by Asheville

The time that Taylor Brown spent in Asheville wasn’t the easiest of his life, but it spawned the idea for his debut novel. He and his then-wife moved to town in 2009 without knowing anyone and without much money. They lived on the outskirts of downtown in a rented bungalow. Calling it unsafe would be an understatement. “The landlady told us that it had been an old whorehouse. That was her word,” the author says. “We thought she meant in the days of Thomas Wolfe or something. … Hell no, it was a whorehouse or crackhouse much more recently than that. I saw seven people arrested basically off our front porch in the first two weeks.”  9781250077974

What did you pretend to be when you were a child?

Life After LifeJill McCorkle recently asked a group of Wesley Pines residents what they “pretended to be” when they were children. The question was a prompt for a creative writing workshop the novelist conducts at the retirement community. After scribbling their responses in notepads, the residents were invited to share what they had written with the room. One man said that he pretended to be an adult by using his father’s razor as a prop. A woman told stories about how she would mimic movie stars with her siblings inside the Proctor Law building. Another woman talked about her imaginary adventures with the Swiss Family Robinson.  9781616203221

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Meet Ellen Brown

Ellen BrownEllen Brown is a lawyer and award-winning freelance writer. She lives in Richmond, Virginia's historic Fan District with her husband, their two sons, and a basset hound named Leo. She loves working with indie bookstores and welcomes the opportunity to travel. She is also available for Skype events.

 

Margaret Mitchell's Gone with the WindMargaret Mitchell's Gone with the Wind

Margaret Mitchell's Gone With the Wind: A Bestseller's Odyssey from Atlanta to Hollywood presents the first comprehensive overview of how this iconic novel became an international phenomenon that has managed to sustain the public's interest for seventy-five years. Various Mitchell biographies and several compilations of her letters tell part of the story, but, until now, no single source has revealed the full saga. This entertaining account of a literary and pop culture phenomenon tells how Mitchell's book was developed, marketed, distributed, and otherwise groomed for success in the 1930s and the savvy measures taken since then by the author, her publisher, and her estate to ensure its longevity.

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Southern Indie Bestsellers

For the week ending January 24. 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.

The Southern Indie Bestseller List, as brought to you by IndieBound and SIBA, for the week ended Sunday, January 17, 2016. Based on reporting from the independent booksellers of the Southern Independent Booksellers Alliance and IndieBound. For an independent bookstore near you, visit IndieBound.org.

HARDCOVER FICTION

1. My Name Is Lucy Barton
Elizabeth Strout, Random House, $26, 9781400067695
2. All the Light We Cannot See
Anthony Doerr, Scribner, $27, 9781476746586
3. Rogue Lawyer
John Grisham, Doubleday, $28.95, 9780385539432
4. Fates and Furies
Lauren Groff, Riverhead, $27.95, 9781594634475
5. The Nightingale
Kristin Hannah, St. Martin's, $27.99, 9780312577223
6. Even Dogs in the Wild
Ian Rankin, Little Brown, $26, 9780316342513
7. The Girl on the Train
Paula Hawkins, Riverhead, $26.95, 9781594633669
8. The Muralist
B.A. Shapiro, Algonquin, $26.95, 9781616203573
9. Dictator
Robert Harris, Knopf, $26.95, 9780307957948
10. Circling the Sun
Paula McLain, Ballantine, $28, 9780345534187
11. American Housewife: Stories
Helen Ellis, Doubleday, $24, 9780385541039
12. The Guest Room
Chris Bohjalian, Doubleday, $25.95, 9780385538893
13. Only Love Can Break Your Heart
Ed Tarkington, Algonquin, $25.95, 9781616203825
14. The Guilty
David Baldacci, Grand Central, $28, 9781455586424
15. See Me
Nicholas Sparks, Grand Central, $27, 9781455520619

HARDCOVER NONFICTION

1. When Breath Becomes Air
Paul Kalanithi, Random House, $25, 9780812988406
2. Dark Money
Jane Mayer, Doubleday, $29.95, 9780385535595
3. The Road to Little Dribbling
Bill Bryson, Doubleday, $28.95, 9780385539289
4. My Southern Journey
Rick Bragg, Oxmoor House, $27.95, 9780848746391
5. The Sustainable Edge
Ron Carson, Greenleaf Book Group Press, $19.95, 9781626342149
6. The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up
Marie Kondo, Ten Speed Press, $16.99, 9781607747307
7. Spark Joy
Marie Kondo, Ten Speed Press, $18.99, 9781607749721
8. Between the World and Me
Ta-Nehisi Coates, Spiegel & Grau, $24, 9780812993547
9. Thomas Jefferson and the Tripoli Pirates
Brian Kilmeade, Don Yaeger, Sentinel, $27.95, 9781591848066
10. Destiny and Power
Jon Meacham, Random House, $35, 9781400067657
11. Being Mortal
Atul Gawande, Metropolitan, $26, 9780805095159
12. Dead Wake
Erik Larson, Crown, $28, 9780307408860
13. H Is for Hawk
Helen MacDonald, Grove Press, $26, 9780802123411
14. Gratitude
Oliver Sacks, Knopf, $17, 9780451492937
15. S.P.Q.R
Mary Beard, Liveright, $35, 9780871404237

TRADE PAPERBACK FICTION

1. My Brilliant Friend
Elena Ferrante, Europa Editions, $17, 9781609450786
2. The Revenant
Michael Punke, Picador USA, $16, 9781250101198
3. The Buried Giant
Kazuo Ishiguro, Vintage, $16, 9780307455796
4. The Story of a New Name
Elena Ferrante, Europa Editions, $18, 9781609451349
5. The Song of Hartgrove Hall
Natasha Solomons, Plume, $16, 9780147517593
6. Descent
Tim Johnston, Algonquin, $15.95, 9781616204778
7. Brooklyn
Colm Toibin, Scribner, $15, 9781501106477
8. A Man Called Ove
Fredrik Backman, Washington Square Press, $16, 9781476738024
9. The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry
Gabrielle Zevin, Algonquin, $14.95, 9781616204518
10. The Martian
Andy Weir, Broadway, $15, 9781101903582
11. Me Before You
Jojo Moyes, Penguin, $16, 9780143124542
12. The Goldfinch
Donna Tartt, Back Bay, $20, 9780316055444
13. A Paris Apartment
Michelle Gable, St. Martin's Griffin, $15.99, 9781250067777
14. A Brief History of Seven Killings
Marlon James, Riverhead, $17, 9781594633942
15. Orphan Train
Christina Baker Kline, Morrow, $14.99, 9780061950728

TRADE PAPERBACK NONFICTION

1. The Boys in the Boat
Daniel James Brown, Penguin, $17, 9780143125471
2. Alexander Hamilton
Ron Chernow, Penguin, $20, 9780143034759
3. The Big Short
Michael Lewis, Norton, $15.95, 9780393353150
4. Lost Ocean
Johanna Basford, Penguin, $16.95, 9780143108993
5. We Should All Be Feminists
Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, Anchor, $7.95, 9781101911761
6. In the Heart of the Sea
Nathaniel Philbrick, Penguin, $17, 9780143126812
7. The Mindfulness Coloring Book
Emma Farrarons, Experiment, $9.95, 9781615192823
8. 13 Hours
Mitchell Zuckoff, Twelve, $16.99, 9781455538447
9. The Devil in the White City
Erik Larson, Vintage, $16, 9780375725609
10. The Mindfulness Coloring Book: Volume Two
Emma Farrarons (Illus.), Experiment, $9.95, 9781615193028
11. When Hitler Took Cocaine and Lenin Lost His Brain
Giles Milton, Picador USA, $16, 9781250078773
12. Leaving Before the Rains Come
Alexandra Fuller, Penguin, $17, 9780143128427
13. Outliers
Malcolm Gladwell, Back Bay, $16.99, 9780316017930
14. Empire of Sin
Gary Krist, Broadway, $16, 9780770437084
15. Yes Please
Amy Poehler, Dey Street, $16.99, 9780062268358

MASS MARKET

1. Slaughterhouse-Five
Kurt Vonnegut, Laurel Leaf, $7.99, 9780440180296
2. Animal Farm
George Orwell, Signet, $9.99, 9780451526342
3. 1984
George Orwell, Signet, $9.99, 9780451524935
4. The Diary of a Young Girl
Anne Frank, Bantam, $7.99, 9780553577129
5. The Catcher in the Rye
J.D. Salinger, Little Brown, $8.99, 9780316769488
6. To Kill a Mockingbird
Harper Lee, Grand Central, $8.99, 9780446310789
7. The Martian
Andy Weir, Broadway, $9.99, 9781101905005
8. The Kill Artist
Daniel Silva, Signet, $9.99, 9780451209337
9. The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
Mark Twain, Bantam Classics, $5.95, 9780553210798
10. Of Mice and Men
John Steinbeck, Penguin, $11, 9780140177398

CHILDREN'S ILLUSTRATED

1. Love From the Very Hungry Caterpillar
Eric Carle, Grosset & Dunlap, $8.99, 9780448489322
2. Finding Winnie
Lindsay Mattick, Sophie Blackall (Illus.), Little Brown, $18, 9780316324908
3. Goodnight Moon
Margaret Wise Brown, Clement Hurd (Illus.), Harper, $8.99, 9780694003617
4. The Day the Crayons Quit
Drew Daywalt, Oliver Jeffers (Illus.), Philomel, $17.99, 9780399255373
5. Last Stop on Market Street
Matt De La Pena, Christian Robinson (Illus.), Putnam, $16.99, 9780399257742
6. The Day the Crayons Came Home
Drew Daywalt, Oliver Jeffers (Illus.), Philomel, $18.99, 9780399172755
7. Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See?
Bill Martin, Eric Carle (Illus.), Holt, $7.95, 9780805047905
8. Mother Bruce
Ryan T. Higgins, Disney/Hyperion, $17.99, 9781484730881
9. Where the Wild Things Are
Maurice Sendak, Harper, $18.99, 9780060254926
10. The Very Hungry Caterpillar
Eric Carle, Putnam, $10.99, 9780399226908

CHILDREN'S INTEREST

1. Wonder
R.J. Palacio, Knopf, $16.99, 9780375869020
2. Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard: The Sword of Summer
Rick Riordan, Hyperion, $19.99, 9781423160915
3. The Giver
Lois Lowry, Harcourt, $9.99, 9780544340688
4. Star Wars: Absolutely Everything You Need to Know
Adam Bray, et al., DK Publishing, $19.99, 9781465437853
5. Mr. Lemoncello's Library Olympics
Chris Grabenstein, Random House, $16.99, 9780553510409
6. The War That Saved My Life
Kimberly Brubaker Bradley, Dial, $16.99, 9780803740815
7. Charlotte's Web
E.B. White, HarperTrophy, $7.99, 9780064400558
8. Where the Red Fern Grows
Wilson Rawls, Yearling, $6.99, 9780440412670
9. Number the Stars
Lois Lowry, Houghton Mifflin, $7.99, 9780547577098
10. Auggie & Me
R.J. Palacio, Knopf, $16.99, 9781101934852

CHILDREN'S FICTION SERIES TITLES

1. The 5th Wave
Rick Yancey, Speak, $10.99, 9780147519085
2. Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Old School
Jeff Kinney, Amulet, $13.95, 9781419717017
3. Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets
J.K.Rowling, Scholastic, $10.99, 9780439064873
4. The Lightning Thief (Percy Jackson and the Olympians, Book 1)
Rick Riordan, Hyperion, $7.99, 9781423134947
5. Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone: The Illustrated Edition
J.K. Rowling, Jim Kay (Illus.), Arthur A. Levine Books, $39.99, 9780545790352
6. The Infinite Sea: The Second Book of the 5th Wave
Rick Yancey, Speak, $10.99, 9781101996980
7. Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children
Ransom Riggs, Quirk, $10.99, 9781594746031
8. The Enchantress Returns (The Land of Stories, #2)
Chris Colfer, Little Brown, $8.99, 9780316201551
9. The Wishing Spell (The Land of Stories, #1)
Chris Colfer, Little Brown, $8.99, 9780316201568
10. The Maze Runner
James Dashner, Delacorte, $10.99, 9780385385206

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Special to the Southern List

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Even the Dogs in the Wild The Muralist Circling the Sun American Housewife: Stories Only Love Can Break Your Heart See Me My Southern Journey Thomas Jefferson and the Tripoli Pirates Destiny and Power Dead Wake The Song of Hartgrove Hall The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry Me Before You The Goldfinch A Paris Apartment A Brief History of Seven Killings Orphan Train We Should All Be Feminists The Devil in the White City When Hitler Took Cocaine and Lenin Lost His Brain Outliers Empire of Sin Yes Please Slaughterhouse-Five Animal Farm1984 The Diary of a Young GirlThe Catcher in the RyeTo Kill a MockingbirdThe Kill ArtistThe Adventures of Huckleberry Finn Of Mice and Men Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See? Mother Bruce The War That Saved My Life Charlotte's Web Where the Red Fern Grows Number the Stars


Events

Events at Southern Indie Bookstores

authors all around the south!

CHRISTINE CARBO author of THE WILD INSIDE  (author appearance)
Christine Carbo | 02/03/2016, 06:00 pm | Inkwood Books | Tampa, FL

An Afternoon for Book Groups  (other event)
02/03/2016, 04:00 pm | Vero Beach Book Center | Vero Beach, FL

Where It Hurts by Reed Farrel  (author appearance)
Reed Farrel Coleman | 02/03/2016, 06:00 pm | Vero Beach Book Center | Vero Beach, FL

Club Nova presents a discussion of Elin Widdifield's Behind the Wall  (book club)
02/03/2016, 06:00 pm | Flyleaf Books | Chapel Hill, NC

AUTISM BOOK CLUB discusses THE OBSESSIVE JOY OF AUTISM  (book club)
02/03/2016, 01:00 pm | Malaprop's Bookstore/Cafe | Asheville, NC

MALAPROP'S BOOK CLUB discusses ANNA KARENINA  (book club)
02/03/2016, 07:00 pm | Malaprop's Bookstore/Cafe | Asheville, NC

Book Signing: Lawrence M. Schoen - Barsk: The Elephants' Graveyard  (author appearance)
Lawrence M. Schoen | 02/03/2016, 07:00 pm | Park Road Books | Charlotte, NC

Travis Mulhauser - Sweetgirl  (author appearance)
Travis Mulhauser | 02/03/2016, 07:00 pm | Quail Ridge Books & Music | Raleigh, NC

Elizabeth McKenzie - The Portable Veblen  (author appearance)
Elizabeth McKenzie | 02/03/2016, 07:00 pm | Regulator Bookshop | Durham, NC

Okra Pick!Taylor Brown Presents His Glorious Civil War Odyssey: Fallen Land  (author appearance)
Taylor Brown | 02/03/2016, 02:30 pm | Fountain Bookstore | Richmond, VA

Rafael Baralt - Identidad compartida - Gables  (author appearance)
Rafael Baralt | 02/04/2016, 08:00 pm | Books & Books Inc | Coral Gables, FL

Lawrence M. Schoen discusses his new novel Barsk: The Elephants' Graveyard  (author appearance)
Lawrence M. Schoen | 02/04/2016, 07:00 pm | Flyleaf Books | Chapel Hill, NC

Jim & Mary Angelo - I Found Someone to Play With  (author appearance)
02/04/2016, 07:00 pm | Regulator Bookshop | Durham, NC

Historian Edward Lengel Presents First Entrepreneur: How George Washington Built His--And the Nation's--Prosperity  (author appearance)
Edward Lengel | 02/04/2016, 06:30 pm | Fountain Bookstore | Richmond, VA

Meet Author Gavriel Savit: ANNA AND THE SWALLOW MAN  (author appearance)
Gavriel Savit | 02/05/2016, 06:30 pm | Avid Bookshop | Athens, GA

Lawrence M. Schoen - Barsk  (author appearance)
Lawrence M. Schoen | 02/05/2016, 07:00 pm | Quail Ridge Books & Music | Raleigh, NC

Travis Mulhauser - Sweetgirl  (author appearance)
Travis Mulhauser | 02/05/2016, 07:00 pm | Regulator Bookshop | Durham, NC

Veronica Cervera - La cocina Cubana de Vero - Gables  (author appearance)
Veronica Cervera | 02/06/2016, 06:30 pm | Books & Books Inc | Coral Gables, FL

Tim Dorsey  (author appearance)
Tim Dorsey | 02/06/2016, 06:00 pm | Muse Book Shop | Deland, FL

Author Gail Karwoski: THE WEDDING HEARD 'ROUND THE WORLD: America's First Gay Marriage  (author appearance)
Gail Karwoski | 02/06/2016, 06:30 pm | Avid Bookshop | Athens, GA

John Connell signs Spoils Of Victory  (author appearance)
John Connell | 02/06/2016, 02:00 pm | Eagle Eye Book Shop | Atlanta, GA

RESCHEDULED: George Singleton’s New Short Story Collection  (author appearance)
George Singleton | 02/06/2016, 03:00 pm | City Lights Bookstore | Sylva, NC

CECIL BOTHWELL presents USIN' THE JUICE  (author appearance)
Cecil Bothwell | 02/06/2016, 07:00 pm | Malaprop's Bookstore/Cafe | Asheville, NC

David Joy – Where All the Light Tends to Go  (author appearance)
David Joy | 02/06/2016, 11:00 am | McIntyre's Fine Books | Pittsboro, NC

M. M. Angelo – I Found Someone to Play With  (author appearance)
M. M. Angelo | 02/06/2016, 02:00 pm | McIntyre's Fine Books | Pittsboro, NC

Book Signing: Dr. Felicia Williams-McGowan - Hattie's Journey  (author appearance)
Felicia Williams-McGowan | 02/06/2016, 11:00 am | Park Road Books | Charlotte, NC

David Burnsworth Launch Party   (author appearance)
David Burnsworth | 02/06/2016, 02:00 pm | Fiction Addiction | Greenville, SC

Author event with Mary M. Barrow author of Small Moments: A Child's Memories of the Civil Rights Movement  (author appearance)
Mary M. Barrow | 02/06/2016, 02:00 pm | Parnassus Books | Nashville, TN

Meet Bestselling Author Tim Dorsey  (author appearance)
Tim Dorsey | 02/07/2016, 06:00 pm | Writer's Block Bookstore | Winter Park, FL

POETRIO  (author appearance)
Holly E. | 02/07/2016, 03:00 pm | Malaprop's Bookstore/Cafe | Asheville, NC

Workshop & Signing with BETH REVIS Author of Paper Hearts  (author appearance)
Beth Revis | 02/07/2016, 05:00 pm | Malaprop's Bookstore/Cafe | Asheville, NC

Michael Sears – Saving Jason  (author appearance)
Michael Sears | 02/07/2016, 02:00 pm | McIntyre's Fine Books | Pittsboro, NC

Enrique's Journey: The Story of a Boy's Dangerous Odyssey to Reunite with His Mother  (author appearance)
Sonia Nazario | 02/08/2016, 10:30 am | Vero Beach Book Center | Vero Beach, FL

MYSTERY BOOK CLUB discusses THE PECAN MAN  (book club)
02/08/2016, 07:00 pm | Malaprop's Bookstore/Cafe | Asheville, NC

Philip Warburg--Harness the Sun  (author appearance)
Philip Warburg | 02/08/2016, 07:00 pm | Regulator Bookshop | Durham, NC

2016 Teen Writing Seminar  (writers group)
02/08/2016, 04:30 pm | Fiction Addiction | Greenville, SC

Author event with Gavriel Savit author of Anna and the Swallow Man  (author appearance)
Gavriel Savit | 02/08/2016, 06:30 pm | Parnassus Books | Nashville, TN

Tim Dorsey  (author appearance)
Tim Dorsey | 02/09/2016, 07:00 pm | Murder on the Beach Mystery Bookstore | Delray Beach, FL

New Town Revue: Jessica Handler, Hope Hilton, and Dave Marr  (author appearance)
Jessica Handler | 02/09/2016, 06:30 pm | Avid Bookshop | Athens, GA

UNC Humanities Great Books Reading Group: On the Road by Jack Kerouac with Hassan Melehy  (book club)
02/09/2016, 10:00 am | Flyleaf Books | Chapel Hill, NC

Town Meeting - On What Does the Future Hold for the Humanities?  (other event)
02/09/2016, 07:00 pm | Quail Ridge Books & Music | Raleigh, NC

Author event with Diane Les Becquets author of Breaking Wild  (author appearance)
Diane Les Becquets | 02/09/2016, 06:30 pm | Parnassus Books | Nashville, TN

Women’s National Book Association Meeting w/Talia Carner author of Hotel Moscow  (author appearance)
02/10/2016, 06:30 pm | Murder on the Beach Mystery Bookstore | Delray Beach, FL

Garden District Book Shop Book Club  (book club)
02/10/2016, 06:00 pm | Garden District Book Shop | New Orleans, LA

Karen Branan discusses her memoir The Family Tree  (author appearance)
Karen Branan | 02/10/2016, 07:00 pm | Flyleaf Books | Chapel Hill, NC

Gavriel Savit - Anna and the Swallow Man  (author appearance)
Gavriel Savit | 02/10/2016, 07:00 pm | Quail Ridge Books & Music | Raleigh, NC

Ashley Warlick - The Arrangement  (author appearance)
Ashley Warlick | 02/10/2016, 07:00 pm | Regulator Bookshop | Durham, NC

Tim Dorsey  (author appearance)
Tim Dorsey | 02/11/2016, 06:30 pm | Books & Books Inc | Coral Gables, FL

Meet Author Ashley Warlick: THE ARRANGEMENT  (author appearance)
Ashley Warlick | 02/11/2016, 06:30 pm | Avid Bookshop | Athens, GA

Alex Berenson signs The Wolves  (author appearance)
Alex Berenson | 02/11/2016, 07:15 pm | Eagle Eye Book Shop | Atlanta, GA

Flyleaf Second Thursday Poetry Reading and Open Mic, featuring Hilde Weisert and Ralph Earle  (other event)
02/11/2016, 07:00 pm | Flyleaf Books | Chapel Hill, NC

Book Sign: Steven W. Kohlhagen - Chief of Thieves  (author appearance)
Steven W. Kohlhagen | 02/11/2016, 07:00 pm | Park Road Books | Charlotte, NC

Robert Weiss & J. Mark Scearce - On Carolina Ballet's Macbeth  (other event)
02/11/2016, 07:00 pm | Quail Ridge Books & Music | Raleigh, NC

Karen Branan - The Family Tree: A Lynching in Georgia  (author appearance)
Karen Branan | 02/11/2016, 07:00 pm | Regulator Bookshop | Durham, NC

Books to Fall in Love With Author Panel Talk & Signing  (author appearance)
Jessica Leake | 02/11/2016, 05:30 pm | Fiction Addiction | Greenville, SC

The Writing Show: Successful Self-Publishing  (writers group)
02/11/2016, 07:00 pm | Hub City Bookshop | Spartanburg, SC

Author event with Yona Zeldis McDonough author of The House on Primrose Pond  (author appearance)
Yona Zeldis Mcdonough | 02/11/2016, 06:30 pm | Parnassus Books | Nashville, TN

Professor Mary Frances Berry Discusses Five Dollars and a Pork Chop Sandwich: Vote Buying and the Corruption of Democracy  (author appearance)
Mary Frances Berry | 02/11/2016, 06:30 pm | Fountain Bookstore | Richmond, VA

The Wolves (John Wells #10) by Alex Berenson  (author appearance)
Alex Berenson | 02/12/2016, 06:00 pm | Vero Beach Book Center | Vero Beach, FL

Sunil Yapa - YOUR HEART IS A MUSCLE THE SIZE OF A FIST  (author appearance)
Sunil Yapa | 02/12/2016, 06:00 pm | Octavia Books | New Orleans, LA

Flyleaf YA Book Club discusses More Happy Than Not by Adam Silvera  (book club)
02/12/2016, 06:00 pm | Flyleaf Books | Chapel Hill, NC

Gavriel Savit discusses his debut YA novel, Anna and the Swallow Man  (author appearance)
02/12/2016, 07:00 pm | Flyleaf Books | Chapel Hill, NC

Multiple Author Event: Intimacy, an Anthology  (other event)
02/12/2016, 07:00 pm | Park Road Books | Charlotte, NC

Valentine's Cabaret with Ellen Ciompi & Glenn Mehrbach  (other event)
02/12/2016, 07:00 pm | Regulator Bookshop | Durham, NC

Samar Yorde Erem - Soy saludable - Gables  (author appearance)
Samar Yorde | 02/13/2016, 06:30 pm | Books & Books Inc | Coral Gables, FL

Tim Dorsey  (author appearance)
Tim Dorsey | 02/13/2016, 04:30 pm | Hooked On Books | Islamorada, FL

Booksigning with Ron Brechner  (author appearance)
Ron Brechner | 02/13/2016, 11:00 am | Sanibel Island Bookshop | Sanibel, FL

Meet UGA Alumnus and Southern Author Tom Poland: GEORGIALINA  (author appearance)
Tom Poland | 02/13/2016, 06:30 pm | Avid Bookshop | Athens, GA

Octavia Books Science Fiction Book Club  (book club)
02/13/2016, 10:30 am | Octavia Books | New Orleans, LA

Free Prompt Writing Class with Nancy Peacock  (writers group)
02/13/2016, 10:00 am | Flyleaf Books | Chapel Hill, NC

Arcadia Press event featuring MARILYN BALL & BILL ALEXANDER  (author appearance)
Marilyn Ball | 02/13/2016, 02:00 pm | Malaprop's Bookstore/Cafe | Asheville, NC

RICHARD KRAWIEC, KATHERINE SONIAT & contributors present INTIMACY  (other event)
02/13/2016 | Malaprop's Bookstore/Cafe | Asheville, NC

George Hodgman – Bettyville  (author appearance)
George Hodgman | 02/13/2016, 11:00 am | McIntyre's Fine Books | Pittsboro, NC

Lindsay Starck – Noah’s Wife  (author appearance)
Lindsay Starck | 02/13/2016, 02:00 pm | McIntyre's Fine Books | Pittsboro, NC

Book Signing: David Burnsworth - Burning Heat: A Brack Pelton Mystery  (author appearance)
David Burnsworth | 02/13/2016, 11:00 am | Park Road Books | Charlotte, NC

Book Signing: Susan Mills Wilson - Her Lying Eyes  (author appearance)
Susan Mills Wilson | 02/13/2016, 02:00 pm | Park Road Books | Charlotte, NC

Author event with Dr. Gretchen Eick author of Maybe Crossings  (author appearance)
Dr. Gretchen Eick | 02/13/2016, 02:00 pm | Parnassus Books | Nashville, TN

Colorful Love: A Valentine’s Day Coloring Night at Avid  (other event)
02/14/2016, 06:30 pm | Avid Bookshop | Athens, GA

Okra Pick!ROSS HOWELL, Jr. presents FORSAKEN  (author appearance)
Ross Howell Jr. | 02/14/2016, 03:00 pm | Malaprop's Bookstore/Cafe | Asheville, NC

Alafair Burke Booksigning  (author appearance)
Alafair Burke | 02/15/2016, 07:00 pm | Murder on the Beach Mystery Bookstore | Delray Beach, FL

Tim Dorsey  (author appearance)
Tim Dorsey | 02/15/2016, 01:00 pm | Sanibel Island Bookshop | Sanibel, FL

Parnassus Book Club - Vanessa and Her Sister  (book club)
02/15/2016, 06:30 pm | Parnassus Books | Nashville, TN

Mary Lois Timbes Adshead- An Appreciation of Harper Lee & Discussion of Go Set a Watchman  (other event)
02/16/2016, 06:00 pm | Page & Palette | Fairhope, AL

Tuesday Murder Club Book Group discusses Billy Boyle by James R. Benn  (book club)
02/16/2016, 06:30 pm | Murder on the Beach Mystery Bookstore | Delray Beach, FL

UNC Humanities Great Books Reading Group continues their discussion of Persuasion by Jane Austen  (book club)
02/16/2016, 10:00 pm | Flyleaf Books | Chapel Hill, NC

UNC Humanities Spotlight on Scholars: Leadership Challenges in the College Sport Industry with Deborah Stroman  (other event)
02/16/2016, 04:30 pm | Flyleaf Books | Chapel Hill, NC

COMIX CLUB  (book club)
02/16/2016, 07:00 pm | Malaprop's Bookstore/Cafe | Asheville, NC

Dr. Pauletta Bracy - On Multicultural Magnificence  (author appearance)
Dr. Pauletta Bracy | 02/16/2016, 07:00 pm | Quail Ridge Books & Music | Raleigh, NC

An Evening with Carl Safina  (author appearance)
Carl Safina | 02/16/2016, 07:30 pm | Hub City Bookshop | Spartanburg, SC

Why We Love Romance Novels - A Panel Discussion  (other event)
02/16/2016, 07:00 pm | Fountain Bookstore | Richmond, VA

Thesderina McGurglestein presents Garden Of Verses  (author appearance)
Thesderina McGurglestein | 02/17/2016, 03:00 pm | Vero Beach Book Center | Vero Beach, FL

Mary Frances Berry - FIVE DOLLARS AND A PORK CHOP SANDWICH: Vote Buying and the Corruption of Democracy  (author appearance)
Mary Frances Berry | 02/17/2016, 06:00 pm | Octavia Books | New Orleans, LA

ED TARKINGTON presents ONLY LOVE CAN BREAK YOUR HEART  (author appearance)
Ed Tarkington | 02/17/2016, 07:00 pm | Malaprop's Bookstore/Cafe | Asheville, NC

Cooks & Books: Lunch with Toni Tipton-Martin  (author appearance)
Toni Tipton-Martin | 02/17/2016, 01:00 pm | McIntyre's Fine Books | Pittsboro, NC

Book Signing: David Cross  (author appearance)
David Cross | 02/17/2016, 07:00 pm | Park Road Books | Charlotte, NC

Melanie Benjamin - The Swans of Fifth Avenue  (author appearance)
Melanie Benjamin | 02/17/2016, 07:00 pm | Quail Ridge Books & Music | Raleigh, NC

Nonfiction Authors Association  (writers group)
02/17/2016, 06:45 pm | Regulator Bookshop | Durham, NC

Author event with Dr Lisa Damour at Harpeth Hall School  (author appearance)
Dr Lisa | 02/17/2016, 06:30 pm | Parnassus Books | Nashville, TN

Mark Johnson- Apprehensions & Convictions: Adventures of a 50-Year-Old Rookie Cop  (author appearance)
Mark Johnson | 02/18/2016, 06:00 pm | Page & Palette | Fairhope, AL

Illustrator R. Gregory Christie: FREEDOM IN CONGO SQUARE  (author appearance)
R. Gregory | 02/18/2016, 06:30 pm | Avid Bookshop | Athens, GA

Okra Pick!Taylor Brown signs Fallen Land  (author appearance)
Taylor Brown | 02/18/2016, 07:00 pm | Eagle Eye Book Shop | Atlanta, GA

Okra Pick!Joshilyn Jackson Book Launch  (author appearance)
Joshilyn Jackson | 02/18/2016, 07:15 pm | Eagle Eye Book Shop | Atlanta, GA

MEREDITH LEIGH presents THE ETHICAL MEAT HANDBOOK  (author appearance)
Meredith Leigh | 02/18/2016, 07:00 pm | Malaprop's Bookstore/Cafe | Asheville, NC

Melanie Benjamin – The Swans of Fifth Avenue  (author appearance)
Melanie Benjamin | 02/18/2016, 04:00 pm | McIntyre's Fine Books | Pittsboro, NC

Book Signing: Ed Tarkington - Only Love Can Break Your Heart  (author appearance)
Ed Tarkington | 02/18/2016, 07:00 pm | Park Road Books | Charlotte, NC

Okra Pick!Ross Howell Jr - Forsaken  (author appearance)
Ross Howell Jr. | 02/18/2016, 07:00 pm | Regulator Bookshop | Durham, NC

Author event with C.J. Redwine author of The Shadow Queen  (author appearance)
C.J. Redwine | 02/18/2016, 06:30 pm | Parnassus Books | Nashville, TN

Okra Pick!Charles Todd Booksigning.  (author appearance)
Charles Todd | 02/19/2016, 07:00 am | Murder on the Beach Mystery Bookstore | Delray Beach, FL

Booksigning with James Dworkin  (author appearance)
James Dworkin | 02/20/2016, 11:00 am | Sanibel Island Bookshop | Sanibel, FL

Special Story Time with Author Henry Cole: THE SOMEWHAT TRUE ADVENTURES OF SAMMY SHINE  (author appearance)
Henry Cole | 02/20/2016, 10:30 am | Avid Bookshop | Athens, GA

Octavia Books Book Club - THE MARAUDERS  (book club)
02/20/2016, 10:30 am | Octavia Books | New Orleans, LA

Okra Pick!JOSHILYN JACKSON & SARA GRUEN in conversation *ticketed event*  (author appearance)
Joshilyn Jackson | 02/20/2016, 07:00 pm | Malaprop's Bookstore/Cafe | Asheville, NC

Book Signing: Ben Spencer - The Brick Mason's Sons  (author appearance)
Ben Spencer | 02/20/2016, 02:00 pm | Park Road Books | Charlotte, NC

Sunday Sleuths Book Club  (book club)
02/21/2016, 03:00 pm | Murder on the Beach Mystery Bookstore | Delray Beach, FL

Lincoln Peirce – Big Nate Blasts Off  (author appearance)
02/21/2016, 03:00 pm | Garden District Book Shop | New Orleans, LA

WRITERS AT HOME READING SERIES  (other event)
02/21/2016, 03:00 pm | Malaprop's Bookstore/Cafe | Asheville, NC

Poets Respond to Race with AL BLACK & LEN LAWSON  (other event)
02/21/2016, 05:00 pm | Malaprop's Bookstore/Cafe | Asheville, NC

Okra Pick!Ross Howell Jr. - Forsaken  (author appearance)
Ross Howell Jr. | 02/21/2016, 02:00 pm | Quail Ridge Books & Music | Raleigh, NC

Peter Golden presents Wherever There Is Light  (author appearance)
Peter Golden | 02/22/2016, 03:00 pm | Vero Beach Book Center | Vero Beach, FL

Tim Dorsey - Coconut Cowboy  (author appearance)
Tim Dorsey | 02/22/2016, 06:30 pm | FoxTale Book Shoppe | Woodstock, GA

Writers' Coffeehouse with JAKE BIBLE  (writers group)
02/22/2016, 07:00 pm | Malaprop's Bookstore/Cafe | Asheville, NC

Author event with Arne Weingart author of Levitation for Agnostics  (author appearance)
02/22/2016, 06:30 pm | Parnassus Books | Nashville, TN

Letra Urbana Encuentros @ Books and Books - Dr. Eugenio Rothe - Vampiros: ¿Por qué se volvieron tan populares en nuestra cultura?  (other event)
02/23/2016, 08:00 pm | Books & Books Inc | Coral Gables, FL

Hannah Papp presents The Mystical Backpacker : How to Discover Your Destiny in the Modern World  (author appearance)
Hannah Papp | 02/23/2016, 06:00 pm | Vero Beach Book Center | Vero Beach, FL

Okra Pick!Author Celeste Fletcher McHale: THE SECRET TO HUMMINGBIRD CAKE  (author appearance)
Celeste Fletcher | 02/23/2016, 06:30 pm | Avid Bookshop | Athens, GA

Tim Dorsey signs Coconut Cowboy  (author appearance)
Tim Dorsey | 02/23/2016, 07:30 pm | Eagle Eye Book Shop | Atlanta, GA

Marisa Marchetto - ANN TENNA  (author appearance)
Marisa Marchetto | 02/23/2016, 06:00 pm | Octavia Books | New Orleans, LA

UNC Humanities Great Books Reading Group continues their discussion of On the Road  (book club)
02/23/2016, 10:00 am | Flyleaf Books | Chapel Hill, NC

RICHARD JUDY presents THRU: AN APPALACHIAN TRAIL LOVE STORY  (author appearance)
Richard Judy | 02/23/2016, 07:00 pm | Malaprop's Bookstore/Cafe | Asheville, NC

Patricia Bell-Scott - The Firebrand and the First Lady  (author appearance)
Patricia Bell-Scott | 02/23/2016, 07:00 pm | Regulator Bookshop | Durham, NC

Travis Mulhauser: SWEETGIRL  (author appearance)
Travis Mulhauser | 02/23/2016, 05:00 pm | The Country Bookshop | Southern Pines, NC

Author event with Victoria Schwab author of A Gathering of Shadows  (author appearance)
Victoria Schwab | 02/23/2016, 06:30 pm | Parnassus Books | Nashville, TN

Harry Kollatz Interviews Ross Howell About His Richmond-Based Historical Novel: Forsaken  (author appearance)
Ross Howell | 02/23/2016, 06:30 pm | Fountain Bookstore | Richmond, VA

Laura Mullen - COMPLICATED GRIEF  (author appearance)
Laura Mullen | 02/24/2016, 06:00 pm | Octavia Books | New Orleans, LA

Salon@615 with Debbie Macomber author of A Girl's Guide to Moving On  (author appearance)
Debbie Macomber | 02/24/2016, 06:15 pm | Parnassus Books | Nashville, TN

Author event with Ariel Lawhon author of Flight of Dreams  (author appearance)
Ariel Lawhon | 02/24/2016, 06:30 pm | Parnassus Books | Nashville, TN

Okra Pick!Taylor Brown (FALLEN LAND) in Conversation with Kent Wascom (SECESSIA)  (author appearance)
Taylor Brown | 02/25/2016, 06:00 pm | Octavia Books | New Orleans, LA

Okra Pick!Ross Howell Jr. discusses his new historical novel, Forsaken  (author appearance)
Ross Howell Jr. | 02/25/2016, 07:00 pm | Flyleaf Books | Chapel Hill, NC

SUSAN DENNARD & VERONICA ROSSI Reading & Signing  (author appearance)
Veronica Rossi | 02/25/2016, 07:00 pm | Malaprop's Bookstore/Cafe | Asheville, NC

WORKS IN TRANSLATION BOOK CLUB discusses THE STORY OF MY TEETH  (book club)
02/25/2016, 07:00 pm | Malaprop's Bookstore/Cafe | Asheville, NC

William Henry Curry - On NC Symphony  (other event)
02/25/2016, 07:00 pm | Quail Ridge Books & Music | Raleigh, NC

A Community Conversation on Climate Change with Jedediah Purdy and After Nature  (author appearance)
Jedediah Purdy | 02/25/2016, 07:00 pm | Regulator Bookshop | Durham, NC

David Burnsworth  (author appearance)
David Burnsworth | 02/25/2016, 06:00 pm | Hub City Bookshop | Spartanburg, SC

Author event with Katy Simpson Smith author of Free Men  (author appearance)
Katy Simpson Smith | 02/25/2016, 06:30 pm | Parnassus Books | Nashville, TN

DENNIS COVINGTON presents REVELATION  (author appearance)
Dennis Covington | 02/26/2016, 07:00 pm | Malaprop's Bookstore/Cafe | Asheville, NC

Robin Moore - In Search of Lost Frogs  (author appearance)
Robin Moore | 02/26/2016, 07:00 pm | Quail Ridge Books & Music | Raleigh, NC

Robin Moore - In Search of Lost Frogs  (author appearance)
Robin Moore | 02/26/2016, 07:00 pm | Quail Ridge Books & Music | Raleigh, NC

WomanKind 2016  (other event)
02/26/2016, 04:30 pm | Fountain Bookstore | Richmond, VA

STORYTIME WITH DIANE OCHILTREE - IT'S A SEASHELL DAY!  (author appearance)
Diane Ochiltree | 02/27/2016, 04:00 pm | Inkwood Books | Tampa, FL

Meet Georgia Author Nicole Castroman: BLACKHEARTS  (author appearance)
Nicole Castroman | 02/27/2016, 06:30 pm | Avid Bookshop | Athens, GA

Sacrificial Poets Voicebox Youth Slam  (other event)
02/27/2016, 06:30 pm | Flyleaf Books | Chapel Hill, NC

PETER LAURENCE presents BECOMING JANE JACOBS  (author appearance)
02/27/2016, 07:00 pm | Malaprop's Bookstore/Cafe | Asheville, NC

Book Signing: Christine McKinley - Physics for Rock Stars  (author appearance)
Christine McKinley | 02/27/2016, 02:00 pm | Park Road Books | Charlotte, NC

Jacar Press Poets - A Trio of Talent  (other event)
02/27/2016, 04:00 pm | Quail Ridge Books & Music | Raleigh, NC

Author event with Tim Dorsey author of Coconut Cowboy  (author appearance)
Tim Dorsey | 02/27/2016, 02:00 pm | Parnassus Books | Nashville, TN

Carole Boston Weatherford: Freedom in Congo Square  (author appearance)
Carole Boston | 02/28/2016, 02:00 pm | Garden District Book Shop | New Orleans, LA

NANCY DILLINGHAM & CELIA MILES present IT'S ALL RELATIVE  (author appearance)
Nancy Dillingham | 02/28/2016, 03:00 pm | Malaprop's Bookstore/Cafe | Asheville, NC

NCPS Reading Series  (other event)
02/28/2016, 02:00 pm | McIntyre's Fine Books | Pittsboro, NC

Katy Simpson Smith - Free Men  (author appearance)
Katy Simpson Smith | 02/29/2016, 07:00 pm | Quail Ridge Books & Music | Raleigh, NC

Author event with Julia Claiborne Johnson author of Be Frank With Me  (author appearance)
Julia Claiborne | 02/29/2016, 06:30 pm | Parnassus Books | Nashville, TN

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