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{You never have to darn your socks.}

In which some things about the past are best left to the past, such as the need to darn one's own socks, someone attempts to break Mr. Joel Chandler Harris out of the briar patch, and Ms. Marjorie Wentworth falls over, but picks herself back up again and gets to work.

June 19, 2016

In This Issue

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

 

Dearest Readers,

About a year ago, on June 17, 2015, a young man walked in to the Mother Emanuel A.M.E. Church in Charleston, South Carolina, and killed 9 people. 

We Are Charleston“I walked out to my driveway and picked up the newspaper and I fell over,” remembers writer Marjory Wentworth of the moment she first saw the headlines. “I fell to the ground. I don’t think I’ve ever fallen down from the weight of something like that. I just fell over and was in the fetal position of my driveway. I just could not believe what had happened.”

This month sees the publication of We Are Charleston: Tragedy and Triumph at Mother Emanuel, by Herb Frazier, Bernard Edward Powers, and Marjory Wentworth. Part history, part oral history, the book looks at what happened on that fateful day, then steps back to explore the history of the AME Church, and its role in the community, and Charleston's history of slavery and racism. 

In short, it attempts to provide some context to the tragedy, and to answer the questions that everyone was asking: Why did this happen? What happened to this town?

"We can't go back and change anything, but we have to think about how this happened," says Wentworth. 

It is a terrible irony that at the moment the country is trying to understand another mass murder, and "We Are Orlando" is the phrase splashed across our profile pictures, scrawled across signs in our windows, and starting to appear on the bumper stickers on our cars.

Indeed, we are Orlando. And we are Charleston. 

Read Independently! And shop local.


her ladyship, the editor

Read Savannah Liane MoriartyTruly, Madly, Guilty

#ReadSavannah! with Liane Moriarty

#ReadSavannah is a ticketed event open to the public, a Readers' Afternoon Delight that will include lunch with authors, panels and other programs to allow readers to meet and mingle with presenting authors.

The Hilton DeSoto Savannah | September 18, 2016 | 12 noon - 5 PM

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Lady Banks' Pick of the Week


Lady Banks' Commonplace Book


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

A Thousand Miles from NowhereIn Virginia, three days later, Henry Garrett finally saw it all on TV. He stopped at a motel on Route 29 somewhere north of Lynchburg, the dim outline of the Blue Ridge Mountains rising behind the motel's dusty gray-brick walls, and the short round Indian woman behind the counter, her painted fingernails adorned with glitter, took a look at the address Henry had printed on the registration card, pushed back toward him the three crumpled twenty-dollar bills he'd placed on the counter, and said, "You will stay here with our compliments, Mr. Garrett. You will stay as long as you would like to stay. You have lost everything, yes?"

"Just tonight," Henry said. "Tomorrow--" But the woman reached across the counter and touched his arm. Her fingernails, a pale blue beneath the glitter, gently grazed his skin as she took her hand away.

"With our compliments, Mr. Garrett," she said. "Tonight, tomorrow. As long as you would like to be our guest. We cannot do so much, but this we can do. You have lost everything, yes?"

Everything? Henry thought; he considered the word. Had he lost everything?

--John Gregory Brown, A Thousand Miles from Nowhere (Lee Boudreaux Books, 2016) 9780316302807

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Read This!


Recommended reading from Southern Indie Booksellers

From Scuppernong Books in Greenville, North Carolina

The ArrivalThe Arrival by Shaun TanShaun Tan (Illustrator)

Without a word, these beautifully detailed and nuanced drawings tell a story of an immigrant trying to establish a better life for his family in a distant country. The visual tone of the book implies a past we may think we recognize, but with symbols and customs unknown to any specific time or place, Tan constructs a land where any of us may imagine the incredible endeavor of being alone in a completely foreign landscape. Well-crafted and keenly empathetic. --Rachel

The Country Between Us by Carolyn Forche

The Country Between Us"It is a small country. There is nothing one man will not do to another."

Those words, from 1979, still resonate. At the time, they relieved me of any residual belief in the 'kindness' of power. This book, and Carolyn Forche, started the 'poetry of witness' movement, but it is the writing that makes the witness matter.

"She is creating poems in which there is no seam between personal and political, lyrical and engaged. And she's doing it magnificently, with intelligence and musicality, with passion and precision." -Denise Levertov
--Brian

A Field Guide To Getting Lost by Rebecca Solnit

A Field Guide To Getting Lost"Cut a chrysalis open, and you will find a rotting caterpillar. What you will never find is that mythical creature, half caterpillar, half butterfly... No, the process of transformation consists almost entirely of decay." One of my favorite "desert island" books. Everyone everywhere should read this book and then go thank Rebecca Solnit for giving it to us. --O.B.

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Okra Picks


A Thousand Miles from NowhereA tragicomic tour de force about one man's redemption through love and art.

"You have lost everything, yes?"

Everything? Henry thought; he considered the word. Had he lost everything?

Fleeing New Orleans as Hurricane Katrina approaches, Henry Garrett is haunted by the ruins of his marriage, a squandered inheritance, and the teaching job he inexplicably quit. He pulls into a small Virginia town after three days on the road, hoping to silence the ceaseless clamor in his head. But this quest for peace and quiet as the only guest at a roadside motel is destroyed when Henry finds himself at the center of a bizarre and violent tragedy. As a result, Henry winds up stranded at the ramshackle motel just outside the small town of Marimore, but it’s there that he is pulled into the lives of those around him: Latangi, the motel’s recently widowed proprietor who seems to have a plan for Henry; Marge, a local secretary who marshals the collective energy of her women’s church group; and the family of an old man, a prisoner, who dies in a desperate effort to provide for his infirm wife.

For his previous novels John Gregory Brown has been lauded for his "compassionate vision of human destiny" as well as his "melodic, haunting and rhythmic prose." With A THOUSAND MILES FROM NOWHERE, he assumes his place in the tradition of such masterful storytellers as Flannery O’Conner and Walker Percy, offering to readers a tragicomic tour de force about the power of art and compassion and one man’s search for faith, love, and redemption.

 

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Okra Picks



Lady Banks' Book Trailer Park


We Are Charleston

"We can’t go back and change anything, but we have to think about how this happened. "

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The List: Summer Reads from Eagle Eye Books


The books on the "Summer Reads" table at Eagle Eye Books, Decatur, Georgia

Weekenders Bwach Town All Summer Long My Sunshine Away Circling the Sun The Square Root of Summer The Underdogs Flight Patterns The Summer Before the War Kitchens of the Great Midwest

 

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Book & Author Gossip

We Are Charleston

We are CharlestonMy opinion of the city hasn’t changed. Part of what we kept returning to in the book are these contradictions about the city, starting with the fact that Mother Emanuel is on Calhoun Street (named after slavery supporter John C. Calhoun). The whole city is made up of these contradictions. You can’t hide from it anymore, I guess. We interviewed (AME church Rev.) Joseph Darby and he referred to Charleston as Confederate Disneyland. And you can certainly come to Charleston and do these tours and not understand the African-American part of our history, which in some ways has been left out of the story. We can’t go back and change anything, but we have to think about how this happened. 

Chasing the North Star

Chasing the North StarAlthough it is not explicitly marketed as a “young adult” novel, Robert Morgan’s Chasing the North Star works best as one. The protagonist, an escaped slave named Jonah, is 18 years old when he runs away from the Williams Plantation in South Carolina. The other narrator, Angel, is 20 years old. They are a bit old for the YA audience, but their ignorance of the ways of the wider world is quite typically teen age. It would also seem to be a YA book because the really grotesque aspects of slavery are not explored deeply here and the white Southerners that you meet are generally bad in ways other than that they are OK with owning people. There is even an interval in the book during which Jonah and Angel live and work at a house of prostitution, and it seems implied that this is somehow “like slavery.” The pimp of the house is ostensibly more despicable that Williams the plantation owner. It is all a bit queasy making. 

Revisiting Uncle Remus

Uncle RemusWithout realizing it, you’ve probably seen or heard of the works of Joel Chandler Harris. Characters like Br'er Rabbit, Br'er Fox and Br'er Bear are common throughout popular culture, featured in children's stories, animated films like “The Song of the South,” and theme park rides such as Disney’s Splash Mountain. But these animal friends have a long and sometimes controversial history, one explored in “Breaking Out of the Briar Patch: Joel Chandler Harris in Perspective,” a new exhibit at the Hoole Special Collections library. “We’ve tried to show how [the characters] are still very much in existence, but are very much changed by what they were originally,” said Meagan Morris, a recently graduated student of history who helped put the exhibit together. “It’s really trying to show the change over time, and how we want to go back to addressing where [the characters] came from and the controversies.” 

Dimestore

DimestoreYou never have to darn your socks. That was a weekly chore for Grandma but when you have holes in your socks, you go buy new ones. You don’t have to settle for just three channels on TV, either, or just one local grocer, but in the new book “Dimestore” by Lee Smith, you can read about someone who did. Born in an area of the Appalachians that were so steep that “the sun didn’t even hit our yard until about eleven o’clock,” Lee Smith grew up in the shadow of both mountains and dimestore. That was her father’s “Five and Ten Cent Variety Store,” which he’d owned since Smith was a small girl and that he’d operated with the help of family when he was feeling “kindly nervous.” At those times, he stayed in a state mental hospital in another city, far away from home in Grundy, Va., population of about 3,000. Lee remembers those days, but doesn’t dwell on them. When either of her parents was hospitalized for mental health issues, she stayed with family — which nearly described everybody in Grundy.

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Southern Indie Bestsellers

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

- The Pat Conroy Southern Book Prize | Okra Pick! - A SIBA Okra Pick 
Printable versions: Hardcover | Paperback | Children.

HARDCOVER FICTION

1. All the Light We Cannot See
Anthony Doerr, Scribner, $27, 9781476746586
2. End of Watch
Stephen King, Scribner, $30, 9781501129742
3. The Weekenders
Mary Kay Andrews, St. Martin's, $27.99, 9781250065940
4. All Summer Long
Dorothea Benton Frank, Morrow, $26.99, 9780062390752
5. The After Party
Anton DiSclafani, Riverhead, $26, 9781594633164
6. Homegoing
Yaa Gyasi, Knopf, $26.95, 9781101947135
7. A Hero of France
Alan Furst, Random House, $27, 9780812996494
8. The Nest
Cynthia D'Aprix Sweeney, Ecco, $26.99, 9780062414212
9. After You
Jojo Moyes, Pamela Dorman Books, $26.95, 9780525426592
10. The Nightingale
Kristin Hannah, St. Martin's, $27.99, 9780312577223
11. Everybody's Fool
Richard Russo, Knopf, $27.95, 9780307270641
12. The Girl on the Train
Paula Hawkins, Riverhead, $26.95, 9781594633669
13. Eligible
Curtis Sittenfeld, Random House, $28, 9781400068326
14. LaRose
Louise Erdrich, Harper, $27.99, 9780062277022
15. The Last Mile
David Baldacci, Grand Central, $29, 9781455586455

HARDCOVER NONFICTION

1. The View From the Cheap Seats
Neil Gaiman, Morrow, $26.99, 9780062262264
2. When Breath Becomes Air
Paul Kalanithi, Random House, $25, 9780812988406
3. The Gene
Siddhartha Mukherjee, Scribner, $32, 9781476733500
4. Grunt: The Curious Science of Humans at War
Mary Roach, Norton, $26.95, 9780393245448
5. But What If We're Wrong?: Thinking About the Present as If It Were the Past
Chuck Klosterman, Blue Rider, $26, 9780399184123
6. Shoe Dog
Phil Knight, Scribner, $29, 9781501135910
7. Bill O'Reilly's Legends and Lies: The Patriots
David Fisher, Holt, $35, 9781627797894
8. Hamilton: The Revolution
Lin-Manuel Miranda, Jeremy McCarter, Grand Central, $40, 9781455539741
9. The Rainbow Comes and Goes
Anderson Cooper, Gloria Vanderbilt, Harper, $27.99, 9780062454942
10. Lab Girl
Hope Jahren, Knopf, $26.95, 9781101874936
okra11. Dimestore
Lee Smith, Algonquin, $24.95, 9781616205027
12. Seven Brief Lessons on Physics
Carlo Rovelli, Riverhead, $18, 9780399184413
13. Tribe
Sebastian Junger, Twelve, $22, 9781455566389
siba book award finalist14. My Southern Journey
Rick Bragg, Oxmoor House, $27.95, 9780848746391
15. Between the World and Me
Ta-Nehisi Coates, Spiegel & Grau, $24, 9780812993547

TRADE PAPERBACK FICTION

1. Me Before You
Jojo Moyes, Penguin, $16, 9780143109464
2. A Man Called Ove
Fredrik Backman, Washington Square Press, $16, 9781476738024
3. The Little Paris Bookshop
Nina George, Broadway, $16, 9780553418798
4. Circling the Sun
Paula McLain, Ballantine, $16, 9780345534200
5. The Sympathizer
Viet Thanh Nguyen, Grove Press, $16, 9780802124944
6. My Grandmother Asked Me to Tell You She's Sorry
Fredrik Backman, Washington Square Press, $16, 9781501115073
7. My Brilliant Friend
Elena Ferrante, Europa Editions, $17, 9781609450786
8. A Spool of Blue Thread
Anne Tyler, Ballantine, $16, 9780553394399
9. Luckiest Girl Alive
Jessica Knoll, S&S, $15.99, 9781476789644
siba book award finalist10. Go Set a Watchman
Harper Lee, Harper Perennial, $15.99, 9780062409867
11. Beach Town
Mary Kay Andrews, St. Martin's Griffin, $15.99, 9781250065957
12. A Little Life
Hanya Yanagihara, Anchor, $17, 9780804172707
13. Avenue of Mysteries
John Irving, S&S, $17, 9781451664171
14. The Girl in the Spider's Web
David Lagercrantz, Vintage Crime/Black Lizard, $16.95, 9781101872000
15. The Alchemist (25th Anniversary Edition)
Paulo Coelho, HarperOne, $16.99, 9780062315007

TRADE PAPERBACK NONFICTION

1. The Wright Brothers
David McCullough, S&S, $17, 9781476728759
2. Alexander Hamilton
Ron Chernow, Penguin, $20, 9780143034759
3. Dead Wake
Erik Larson, Broadway, $17, 9780307408877
4. H Is for Hawk
Helen Macdonald, Grove Press, $16, 9780802124739
5. The Boys in the Boat
Daniel James Brown, Penguin, $17, 9780143125471
6. Barbarian Days
William Finnegan, Penguin, $17, 9780143109396
7. The Soul of an Octopus
Sy Montgomery, Atria, $16, 9781451697728
8. Just Mercy
Bryan Stevenson, Spiegel & Grau, $16, 9780812984965
9. Hold Still
Sally Mann, Back Bay, $18.99, 9780316247757
10. In the Garden of Beasts
Erik Larson, Broadway, $17, 9780307408853
11. Rand McNally 2017 Road Atlas
Rand McNally, $14.95, 9780528015472
12. Lessons from the Sand: Family-Friendly Science Activities You Can Do on a Carolina Beach
Orrin H. Pilkey, Charles O. Pilkey, University of North Carolina Press, $19, 9781469627373
13. I Am Malala
Malala Yousafzai, Back Bay, $16, 9780316322423
14. Outliers
Malcolm Gladwell, Back Bay, $16.99, 9780316017930
15. Factory Man
Beth Macy, Back Bay, $17, 9780316231411

MASS MARKET

1. To Kill a Mockingbird
Harper Lee, Grand Central, $9.99, 9781455538966
2. The Catcher in the Rye
J.D. Salinger, Little Brown, $8.99, 9780316769488
3. A Game of Thrones
George R.R. Martin, Bantam, $9.99, 9780553593716
4. 1984
George Orwell, Signet, $9.99, 9780451524935
5. Me Before You
Jojo Moyes, Penguin, $9.99, 9780143130154
6. Lord of the Flies
William Golding, Perigee, $9.99, 9780399501487
7. The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy
Douglas Adams, Del Rey, $7.99, 9780345391803
8. The Name of the Wind
Patrick Rothfuss, DAW, $8.99, 9780756404741
9. Make Me
Lee Child, Dell, $9.99, 9780804178792
10. Animal Farm
George Orwell, Signet, $9.99, 9780451526342

CHILDREN'S ILLUSTRATED

1. Oh, the Places You'll Go!
Dr. Seuss, Random House, $17.99, 9780679805274
2. Goodnight Moon
Margaret Wise Brown, Clement Hurd (Illus.), Harper, $8.99, 9780694003617
3. Nobody Likes a Goblin
Ben Hatke, First Second, $17.99, 9781626720817
4. The Giving Tree
Shel Silverstein, Harper, $16.99, 9780060256654
5. Good Night, Gorilla
Peggy Rathmann, Putnam, $7.99, 9780399230035
6. The Very Hungry Caterpillar
Eric Carle, Putnam, $10.99, 9780399226908
7. Mighty Dads
Joan Holub, James Dean (Illus.), Cartwheel, $6.99, 9780545890366
8. Our Great Big Backyard
Laura Bush, Jenna Bush Hager, Jacqueline Rogers (Illus.), Harper, $18.99, 9780062468352
9. Beach Baby
Kate Merritt, Workman, $5.95, 9780761187325
10. Pat the Bunny
Dorothy Kunhardt, Golden, $9.99, 9780307120007

CHILDREN'S INTEREST

1. The Trials of Apollo: The Hidden Oracle
Rick Riordan, Hyperion, $19.99, 9781484732748
2. The BFG
Roald Dahl, Puffin, $7.99, 9781101997697
okra3. Raymie Nightingale
Kate DiCamillo, Candlewick, $16.99, 9780763681173
4. Wonder
R.J. Palacio, Knopf, $16.99, 9780375869020
5. Holes
Louis Sachar, Yearling, $6.99, 9780440419464
6. A Nest for Celeste
Henry Cole, Katherine Tegen Books, $6.99, 9780061704123
7. Escape From Mr. Lemoncello's Library
Chris Grabenstein, Yearling, $6.99, 9780307931474
8. Saint Anything
Sarah Dessen, Speak, $10.99, 9780147516039
9. The Book Thief
Markus Zusak, Knopf, $12.99, 9780385754729
10. The One and Only Ivan
Katherine Applegate, Patricia Castelao (Illus.), Harper, $7.99, 9780061992278

CHILDREN'S FICTION SERIES TITLES

1. Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone
J.K.Rowling, Scholastic, $10.99, 9780590353427
2. The Last Star: The Final Book of the 5th Wave
Rick Yancey, Putnam, $18.99, 9780399162435
3. Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets
J.K.Rowling, Scholastic, $10.99, 9780439064873
4. Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children
Ransom Riggs, Quirk, $10.99, 9781594746031
5. Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Old School
Jeff Kinney, Amulet, $13.95, 9781419717017
6. Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban
J.K.Rowling, Scholastic, $10.99, 9780439136365
7. The Thank You Book (Elephant & Piggie)
Mo Willems, Disney/Hyperion, $9.99, 9781423178286
8. The Scandal (Theodore Boone, #6)
John Grisham, Dutton Books for Young Readers, $17.99, 9780525426394
9. The 5th Wave
Rick Yancey, Speak, $10.99, 9780147519085
10. The Maze Runner
James Dashner, Delacorte, $10.99, 9780385385206

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Special to the Southern List

Click on a book to purchase from a great indie bookstore! See the full Southern Indie Bestseller list here.

 


Events

Events at Southern Indie Bookstores

authors all around the south!

Artist Carol John Book Launch  (author appearance)
Carol John | 06/23/2016, 06:30 pm | Avid Bookshop | Athens, GA

Author Event: Terry Roberts- That Bright Land  (author appearance)
Terry Roberts | 06/23/2016, 07:00 pm | Park Road Books | Charlotte, NC

Danny Bernstein’s New Book on Southern National Parks  (author appearance)
Danny Bernstein | 06/23/2016, 07:00 pm | Pomegranate Books | Wilmington, NC

Launch Event: Growing Great Readers  (other event)
06/23/2016, 04:00 pm | Hub City Bookshop | Spartanburg, SC

William Page - In This Maybe Best of All Possible Worlds  (author appearance)
William Page | 06/23/2016, 05:30 pm | Burke's Book Store | Memphis, TN

Author event with Cynthia D'Aprix Sweeney author of The Nest  (author appearance)
Cynthia D'Aprix | 06/23/2016, 06:30 pm | Parnassus Books | Nashville, TN

Okra Pick!KATE DiCAMILLO with RAYMIE NIGHTINGALE  (author appearance)
Kate DiCamillo | 06/24/2016, 06:00 pm | Inkwood Books | Tampa, FL

Carrie Highley  (author appearance)
Carrie Highley | 06/24/2016, 07:00 pm | Malaprop's Bookstore/Cafe | Asheville, NC

Cara Black - Murder on the Quai  (author appearance)
Cara Black | 06/24/2016, 07:00 pm | Quail Ridge Books & Music | Raleigh, NC

Okra Pick!Brian Panowich  (author appearance)
Brian Panowich | 06/24/2016, 07:00 pm | Hub City Bookshop | Spartanburg, SC

Facts & Fiction: Literary Trivia Night  (other event)
06/24/2016, 07:00 pm | Joe's Place | Greenville, SC

Litchfield Books Moveable Feast with Wendy Wax  (author appearance)
Wendy Wax | 06/24/2016, 11:00 am | Litchfield Books | Pawleys Island, SC

Author event with Brad Thor author of Foreign Agent  (author appearance)
Brad Thor | 06/24/2016, 06:30 pm | Parnassus Books | Nashville, TN

KIDS: Yuyi Morales- Thunder Boy Jr. - Gables  (author appearance)
Yuyi Morales | 06/25/2016, 11:00 am | Books & Books Inc | Coral Gables, FL

An Evening with MIchael Connelly and Mark Billingham  (author appearance)
Mark Billingham | 06/25/2016, 05:00 pm | Inkwood Books | Tampa, FL

Summer of the Cicadas by Cole Lavalais in Conversation with Tina McElroy Ansa  (author appearance)
Cole Lavalais | 06/25/2016, 01:00 pm | Charis Books & More | Atlanta, GA

Susan Branch, Martha’s Vineyard, Isle of Dreams  (author appearance)
Susan Branch | 06/25/2016, 01:00 pm | FoxTale Book Shoppe | Woodstock, GA

Waldo 5K  (other event)
06/25/2016, 08:00 am | Horton's Books & Gifts | Carrollton, GA

Okra Pick!Julia Franks Reading and Book Signing  (author appearance)
Julia Franks | 06/25/2016, 06:30 pm | City Lights Bookstore | Sylva, NC

Day of Signings  (author appearance)
Leslie Boyd | 06/25/2016, 10:00 pm | Malaprop's Bookstore/Cafe | Asheville, NC

ORISON BOOKS LAUNCH  (author appearance)
Jordan Rice | 06/25/2016, 07:00 pm | Malaprop's Bookstore/Cafe | Asheville, NC

Author Event: Troy Brown-Lois and the Red Balloon  (author appearance)
Troy Brown | 06/25/2016, 11:00 am | Park Road Books | Charlotte, NC

Author Event: Kyle Milligan-Hang-Ups and Hangovers  (author appearance)
Kyle Milligan | 06/25/2016, 02:00 pm | Park Road Books | Charlotte, NC

Fiction Addiction Book talk and signing with Wendy Wax  (author appearance)
Wendy Wax | 06/25/2016, 02:00 pm | Fiction Addiction | Greenville, SC

Francine Bryson  (author appearance)
Francine Bryson | 06/25/2016, 01:00 pm | Hub City Bookshop | Spartanburg, SC

Book Signing with Adam W. Jones  (author appearance)
Adam Jones | 06/25/2016, 02:00 pm | Joe's Place | Greenville, SC

Reflexology Session with Carlos O’Neal  (other event)
06/25/2016, 11:00 am | Joe's Place | Greenville, SC

Adam W. Jones  (author appearance)
Adam W. | 06/25/2016, 02:00 pm | Joe's Place | Greenville, SC

Author event with Jeffery Hess author of Beachhead  (author appearance)
Jeffery Hess | 06/25/2016, 02:00 pm | Parnassus Books | Nashville, TN

Sally Mann - Hold Still: A Memoir in Photographs - Gables  (author appearance)
Sally Mann | 06/26/2016, 04:00 pm | Books & Books Inc | Coral Gables, FL

New & Notable Book Club: THE QUEEN OF THE NIGHT by Alexander Chee  (book club)
06/26/2016, 06:15 pm | Avid Bookshop | Athens, GA

Patrick Hemstreet: The God Wave  (author appearance)
Patrick Hemstreet | 06/26/2016, 02:00 pm | Garden District Book Shop | New Orleans, LA

JAY SILTZER presents THE BOOK OF MALACHI  (author appearance)
Jay Siltzer | 06/26/2016, 03:00 pm | Malaprop's Bookstore/Cafe | Asheville, NC

J. J. Johnson - Believarexic  (author appearance)
J.J. Johnson | 06/26/2016, 04:00 pm | Quail Ridge Books & Music | Raleigh, NC

Author event with Debora H. Goldstein and Jaden Terrell  (author appearance)
Debora H. | 06/26/2016, 02:00 pm | Parnassus Books | Nashville, TN

Debut Mystery Novelist Heather Weidner Launch Party for Secret Lives and Private Eyes at Uptown Alley  (author appearance)
Heather Weidner | 06/26/2016, 02:00 pm | Fountain Bookstore | Richmond, VA

Cara Black - Murder on the Quai - Gables  (author appearance)
Cara Black | 06/27/2016, 08:00 pm | Books & Books Inc | Coral Gables, FL

Author Wendy Wax  (author appearance)
Wendy Wax | 06/27/2016, 06:00 pm | Copperfish Books, LLC | Punta Gorda, FL

SUSAN BRANCH presents MARTHA'S VINEYARD ISLE OF DREAMS  (author appearance)
Susan Branch | 06/27/2016, 07:00 pm | Malaprop's Bookstore/Cafe | Asheville, NC

Author event with Martha Hall Kelly author of Lilac Girls  (author appearance)
Martha Hall Kelly | 06/27/2016, 06:30 pm | Parnassus Books | Nashville, TN

Maritza Wills - Jhon Jairo Velásquez: Mi vida como sicario de Pablo Escobar - Gables  (author appearance)
Maritza Wills | 06/28/2016, 07:00 pm | Books & Books Inc | Coral Gables, FL

SHORTS Book Club -- Amsterdam  (book club)
06/28/2016, 06:00 pm | Copperfish Books, LLC | Punta Gorda, FL

Bethanne Patrick - THE BOOKS THAT CHANGED MY LIFE  (author appearance)
Bethanne Patrick | 06/28/2016, 06:00 pm | Octavia Books | New Orleans, LA

Duke Young Writers' Camp, Readings at The Regulator  (writers group)
06/28/2016, 07:00 pm | Regulator Bookshop | Durham, NC

Blue Skies and Green Lights  (author appearance)
Susan A. | 06/28/2016, 07:00 pm | Hub City Bookshop | Spartanburg, SC

We Welcome Back Timber Hawkeye, Author of Buddhist Boot Camp and Faithfully Religionless  (author appearance)
Timber Hawkeye | 06/28/2016, 06:30 pm | Fountain Bookstore | Richmond, VA

Abbi Glines - Up in Flames - Gables  (author appearance)
Abbi Glines | 06/29/2016, 08:00 pm | Books & Books Inc | Coral Gables, FL

Author Wendy Wax  (author appearance)
Wendy Wax | 06/29/2016, 06:00 pm | Writer's Block Bookstore | Winter Park, FL

Okra Pick!Author Event: Julia Franks-Over the Plain Houses  (author appearance)
Julia Franks | 06/29/2016, 07:00 pm | Park Road Books | Charlotte, NC

Timber Hawkeye - Faithfully Religionless  (author appearance)
Timber Hawkeye | 06/29/2016, 07:00 pm | Quail Ridge Books & Music | Raleigh, NC

Jason Morgan Ward- Hanging Bridge  (author appearance)
Jason Morgan Ward | 06/29/2016, 07:00 pm | Regulator Bookshop | Durham, NC

Author event with Pete Catalano author of Artifacts  (author appearance)
Pete Catalano | 06/29/2016, 06:30 pm | Parnassus Books | Nashville, TN

VONA/Voices Faculty Readings - Books & Books, Coral Gables  (other event)
06/30/2016, 07:30 pm | Books & Books Inc | Coral Gables, FL

A Page from the Book Festival presents Emily Giffin  (author appearance)
Emily Giffin | 06/30/2016, 07:30 pm | A Cappella Books | Atlanta, GA

Timber Hawkeye discusses his memoir Faithfully Religionless  (author appearance)
Timber Hawkeye | 06/30/2016, 07:00 pm | Flyleaf Books | Chapel Hill, NC

Author event with Shelly Peiken author of Confessions of a Serial Songwriter  (author appearance)
Shelly Peiken | 06/30/2016, 06:30 pm | Parnassus Books | Nashville, TN

Meet the Author: Carol Willett  (author appearance)
Carol Willett | 07/01/2016, 05:00 pm | Page After Page Bookstore | Elizabeth City

First Friday Author Round Up - Ryan Miller, Robert Maldonado, John Clarke & Linda Knowles  (author appearance)
Linda Sealy | 07/01/2016, 06:00 pm | Page & Palette | Fairhope, AL

Flyleaf Sci-Fi Fantasy Book Club   (book club)
07/01/2016, 08:00 pm | Flyleaf Books | Chapel Hill, NC

Bronwen Dickey Author of Pit Bull, Battle Over an American Icon  (author appearance)
Bronwen Dickey | 07/01/2016, 11:00 am | Litchfield Books | Pawleys Island, SC

Meet the Author: Carol Willett  (author appearance)
Carol Willett | 07/02/2016, 10:00 am | Page After Page Bookstore | Elizabeth City

Love Your Indie Author/Bookstore Celebration  (other event)
07/02/2016, 10:30 am | Fiction Addiction | Greenville, SC

Young Readers' Book Club: CARTWHEELING IN THUNDERSTORMS by Katherine Rundell  (book club)
07/03/2016, 06:15 pm | Avid Bookshop | Athens, GA

Susan M. Boyer Launch Party  (author appearance)
Susan M. Boyer | 07/05/2016, 05:30 pm | Fiction Addiction | Greenville, SC

Author event with Victoria Schwab author of This Savage Song  (author appearance)
Victoria Schwab | 07/05/2016, 06:30 pm | Parnassus Books | Nashville, TN

Okra Pick!Author John Gregory Brown: A THOUSAND MILES FROM NOWHERE  (author appearance)
John Gregory | 07/06/2016, 06:30 pm | Avid Bookshop | Athens, GA

Orrin Pilkey and Charles Pilkey  (author appearance)
Orrin Pilkey | 07/06/2016, 07:00 pm | Regulator Bookshop | Durham, NC

Writer Nancy Stancill, Winning Texas  (author appearance)
Nancy Stancill | 07/06/2016, 07:00 pm | Scuppernong Books | Greensboro, NC

Karen Spears Zacharias  (author appearance)
Karen Spears | 07/07/2016, 06:00 pm | Page & Palette | Fairhope, AL

Okra Pick!John Gregory Brown - A THOUSAND MILES TO NOWHERE  (author appearance)
John Gregory | 07/07/2016, 06:00 pm | Octavia Books | New Orleans, LA

Peter Rizzolo discusses his new novel Judging Laura  (author appearance)
Peter Rizzolo | 07/07/2016, 07:00 pm | Flyleaf Books | Chapel Hill, NC

Meet the Author: Ashley Terrell  (author appearance)
Ashley Terrell | 07/08/2016, 05:00 pm | Page After Page Bookstore | Elizabeth City

Curtis Blanton’s Book of Humdingers  (author appearance)
Curtis Blanton | 07/08/2016, 06:30 pm | City Lights Bookstore | Sylva, NC

Flyleaf YA Book Club discusses Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens  (book club)
07/08/2016, 06:00 pm | Flyleaf Books | Chapel Hill, NC

Beatriz Williams Author of A Certain Age  (author appearance)
Beatriz Williams | 07/08/2016, 11:00 am | Litchfield Books | Pawleys Island, SC

Meet the Author: Chris Kohler  (author appearance)
Chris Kohler | 07/09/2016, 10:00 am | Page After Page Bookstore | Elizabeth City

Super Duper Story Time with Miss Rachel - at ReBlossom  (other event)
07/09/2016, 11:30 am | Avid Bookshop | Athens, GA

Beatriz Williams, A Certain Age  (author appearance)
Beatriz Williams | 07/09/2016, 01:00 pm | FoxTale Book Shoppe | Woodstock, GA

Octavia Books Science Fiction Book Club - THE THREE BODY PROBLEM  (book club)
07/09/2016, 10:30 am | Octavia Books | New Orleans, LA

Shana Smith - Meditations for Moms and Dads: 108 Tips for Parents and Caregivers  (author appearance)
07/09/2016, 03:00 pm | City Lights Bookstore | Sylva, NC

Free Prompt Writing Class with Nancy Peacock  (writers group)
07/09/2016, 10:00 am | Flyleaf Books | Chapel Hill, NC

Children's Storytime with author Veaney McIrvin  (author appearance)
Veaney McIrvin | 07/09/2016, 11:00 am | Scuppernong Books | Greensboro, NC

Ten-Minute Tarot  (other event)
07/09/2016, 06:00 pm | Joe's Place | Greenville, SC

Southern Festival of Books Launch Party  (book festival)
07/09/2016, 05:30 pm | Parnassus Books | Nashville, TN

YA for Not-so-YAs Book Club: TENDER MORSELS by Margo Lanagan  (other event)
07/10/2016, 06:15 pm | Avid Bookshop | Athens, GA

Heather Havrilesky - How to Be a Person in the World  (author appearance)
Heather Havrilesky | 07/11/2016, 07:00 pm | Regulator Bookshop | Durham, NC

NC Writers' Network, Open Mic  (other event)
07/11/2016, 07:00 pm | Scuppernong Books | Greensboro, NC

Author event with David Bell author of Since Since She Went Away  (author appearance)
David Bell | 07/11/2016, 06:30 pm | Parnassus Books | Nashville, TN

Social Justice Book Club: DIETLAND by Sarai Walker  (author appearance)
Sarai Walker | 07/12/2016, 08:00 pm | Avid Bookshop | Athens, GA

Okra Pick!A Thousand Miles from Nowhere by John Gregory Brown  (author appearance)
John Gregory | 07/12/2016, 05:00 pm | Lemuria Books | Jackson, MS

Ace Atkins with THE INNOCENTS  (author appearance)
Ace Atkins | 07/12/2016, 05:00 pm | Square Books | Oxford, MS

Jennie Spallone, Fatal Reaction  (author appearance)
Jennie Spallone | 07/12/2016, 07:00 pm | Scuppernong Books | Greensboro, NC

Orville Veron Burton and Eldred E Prince, Jr.  (author appearance)
Orville Veron | 07/12/2016, 11:00 am | Litchfield Books | Pawleys Island, SC

Author event with Emma Straub author of Modern Lovers  (author appearance)
Emma Straub | 07/12/2016, 06:30 pm | Parnassus Books | Nashville, TN

Okra Pick!John Gregory Brown with A THOUSAND MILES FROM NOWHERE & Carrie Brown with THE STARGAZER'S SISTER  (author appearance)
Carrie Brown | 07/13/2016, 05:00 pm | Square Books | Oxford, MS

Erik Lars Myers discusses his guide North Carolina Craft Beer & Breweries, with a free beer tasting  (author appearance)
Erik Lars Myers | 07/13/2016, 07:00 pm | Flyleaf Books | Chapel Hill, NC

Chuck Palahniuk, - Fight Club 2 - Graphic Novel  (author appearance)
Chuck Palahniuk | 07/13/2016, 04:00 pm | Regulator Bookshop | Durham, NC

Author event with Juli Brenning author of Maggi and Milo Make New Friends  (author appearance)
Juli Brenning | 07/13/2016, 06:30 pm | Parnassus Books | Nashville, TN

Undoing Monogamy: Queer Feminist Science with Angie Willey  (author appearance)
Angie Willey | 07/14/2016, 07:30 pm | Charis Books & More | Atlanta, GA

Trials of the Earth Book Celebration  (other event)
07/14/2016, 05:00 pm | Square Books | Oxford, MS

Flyleaf Second Thursday Poetry Reading and Open Mic featuring Bill Blackley and Julie Suk  (other event)
07/14/2016, 07:00 pm | Flyleaf Books | Chapel Hill, NC

Okra Pick!Author event with John Gregory Brown in conversation with Lee Boudreaux  (author appearance)
John Gregory | 07/14/2016, 06:30 pm | Parnassus Books | Nashville, TN

Meet the Author: Shane Wilson  (author appearance)
Shane Wilson | 07/15/2016, 05:30 pm | Page After Page Bookstore | Elizabeth City

Carrie Highley's Memoir  (author appearance)
Carrie Highley | 07/15/2016, 06:30 pm | City Lights Bookstore | Sylva, NC

Emily Edwards Author of Bars, Blues, and Booze  (author appearance)
Emily Edwards | 07/15/2016, 11:00 am | Litchfield Books | Pawleys Island, SC

Meet the Author: Adam W. Jones  (author appearance)
Adam W. | 07/16/2016, 10:00 am | Page After Page Bookstore | Elizabeth City

Cynthia Eden  (author appearance)
Cynthia Eden | 07/16/2016, 02:00 pm | Page & Palette | Fairhope, AL

Trudy Nan Boyce, Out of the Blues  (author appearance)
Trudy Nan Boyce | 07/16/2016, 01:00 pm | FoxTale Book Shoppe | Woodstock, GA

Octavia Books Book Club - THE SYMPATHIZER  (book club)
07/16/2016, 10:30 am | Octavia Books | New Orleans, LA

Ashley Terrell Presents Her New Book  (author appearance)
Ashley Terrell | 07/16/2016, 03:00 pm | City Lights Bookstore | Sylva, NC

Sean Patrick Flanery Book Talk & Signing  (author appearance)
Sean Patrick | 07/16/2016, 04:00 pm | Fiction Addiction | Greenville, SC

Author event with Anna K. Morgan author of Secrets, Lies and Scandals  (author appearance)
Anna K. | 07/16/2016, 02:00 pm | Parnassus Books | Nashville, TN

Paperback Fiction Book Club: AMONG THE TEN THOUSAND THINGS by Julia Pierpont  (book club)
07/17/2016, 06:15 pm | Avid Bookshop | Athens, GA

Writer's Group of the Triad  (writers group)
07/17/2016, 03:00 pm | Scuppernong Books | Greensboro, NC

Patrick Ryan with THE DREAM LIFE OF ASTRONAUTS  (author appearance)
Patrick Ryan | 07/18/2016, 05:00 pm | Square Books | Oxford, MS

Elizabeth George - A Banquet of Consequences  (author appearance)
Elizabeth George | 07/18/2016, 07:00 pm | Quail Ridge Books & Music | Raleigh, NC

Kevin Lacz  (author appearance)
Kevin Lacz | 07/19/2016, 06:00 pm | Page & Palette | Fairhope, AL

Bill Loehfelm - LET THE DEVIL OUT  (author appearance)
Bill Loehfelm | 07/19/2016, 06:00 pm | Octavia Books | New Orleans, LA

Brad Watson with MISS JANE  (author appearance)
Brad Watson | 07/19/2016, 05:00 pm | Square Books | Oxford, MS

Duke Young Writers' Camp, Readings at The Regulator  (writers group)
07/19/2016, 07:00 pm | Regulator Bookshop | Durham, NC

Mary M. Dalton & Laura R. Linder, The Sitcom Reader  (author appearance)
Mary M. | 07/19/2016, 07:00 pm | Scuppernong Books | Greensboro, NC

Donald Ray Pollock with THE HEAVENLY TABLE  (author appearance)
Donald Ray | 07/20/2016, 05:00 pm | Square Books | Oxford, MS

Okra Pick!Julia Franks, Over the Plain Houses  (author appearance)
Julia Franks | 07/20/2016, 07:00 pm | Scuppernong Books | Greensboro, NC

Parnassus Book Club - Small Moments with special guest Mary Barrow  (book club)
Mary M. Barrow | 07/20/2016, 06:30 pm | Parnassus Books | Nashville, TN

Robert Hamlin with MYSELF AND THE WORLD *At main SB location*  (author appearance)
Robert Hamlin | 07/21/2016 | Square Books | Oxford, MS

Coffee with the Poet Featuring Newton Smith  (other event)
07/21/2016, 10:30 am | City Lights Bookstore | Sylva, NC

Okra Pick!Julia Franks, Over the Plain Houses  (author appearance)
Julia Franks | 07/21/2016, 07:00 pm | Regulator Bookshop | Durham, NC

Brad Watson with MISS JANE  (author appearance)
Brad Watson | 07/22/2016, 06:00 pm | Page & Palette | Fairhope, AL

Julia Franks Author of Over The Plain Houses  (author appearance)
Julia Franks | 07/22/2016, 11:00 am | Litchfield Books | Pawleys Island, SC

Joseph Finder  (author appearance)
Joseph Finder | 07/23/2016, 05:00 pm | Page & Palette | Fairhope, AL

Jane Green, Falling: A Love Story  (author appearance)
Jane Green | 07/23/2016, 01:00 pm | FoxTale Book Shoppe | Woodstock, GA

Tyler Cook Presents His New Fantasy Novel  (author appearance)
Tyler Cook | 07/23/2016, 03:00 pm | City Lights Bookstore | Sylva, NC

New & Notable Book Club: BOY ERASED by Garrard Conley  (book club)
07/24/2016, 06:15 pm | Avid Bookshop | Athens, GA

Classics Book Club: MIDDLEMARCH by George Eliot  (book club)
07/25/2016, 06:15 pm | Avid Bookshop | Athens, GA

Parnassus Classics Club - Heart of Darkness  (book club)
07/25/2016, 10:00 am | Parnassus Books | Nashville, TN

Kidliterate Book Club Reads Dominic by William Steig  (book club)
07/26/2016, 07:00 pm | Charis Books & More | Atlanta, GA

Jeanie Thompson  (author appearance)
Jeanie Thompson | 07/28/2016, 06:00 pm | Page & Palette | Fairhope, AL

Triad Storytellers Exchange: Story Slam  (other event)
07/28/2016, 07:00 pm | Scuppernong Books | Greensboro, NC

West Fraser Author of Painting the Southern Coast  (author appearance)
West Fraser | 07/29/2016, 11:00 am | Litchfield Books | Pawleys Island, SC

Harry Potter Ministry Ball  (other event)
07/30/2016, 10:00 am | Horton's Books & Gifts | Carrollton, GA

Harry Potter Magical Midnight Release Party  (other event)
07/30/2016, 10:00 pm | Square Books | Oxford, MS

Bob Mustin Presents New Short Story Collection  (author appearance)
Bob Mustin | 07/30/2016, 03:00 pm | City Lights Bookstore | Sylva, NC

Harry Potter and The Cursed Child Midnight Release Party  (other event)
07/30/2016, 10:00 pm | Flyleaf Books | Chapel Hill, NC

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child Parts One and Two - Release Party  (other event)
07/30/2016, 10:00 pm | Quail Ridge Books & Music | Raleigh, NC

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child -- RELEASE PARTY!  (other event)
07/30/2016, 11:30 pm | Regulator Bookshop | Durham, NC

Kyle T. Webster, Please Say Please!  (author appearance)
Kyle T. | 07/30/2016, 11:00 am | Scuppernong Books | Greensboro, NC

Penny Parsons - Foggy Mountain Troubadour with live music  (author appearance)
Penny Parsons | 07/31/2016, 02:00 pm | Quail Ridge Books & Music | Raleigh, NC

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