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Week of October 8th, 2017
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{A mill mother laments}

In which Mr. Steve Berry has no time to eat or sleep because, research! Ms. Nic Stone wonders what Dr. Martin Luther King would say and writes a book to find out, and her ladyship, the editor, listens to mill worker protest songs.

At the reception that opened the TRIO exhibit in New Orleans last month, it was the musician Radney Foster who stepped up to the mic to sing a song inspired by Wiley Cash's new novel, The Last Ballad. He strummed his guitar, let his fingers wander up and down the frets, and then stopped.

"Pete Seeger," he said into the expectant silence, "once called Ella May Wiggins the greatest songwriter in America."

There were maybe three people in the room, including the author and the songwriter, who had ever heard of her. Her ladyship, the editor, was not one of them.

Ella May WigginsThe Last Ballad is Cash's fictionalized account of a woman who should never have been forgotten -- a woman who was only remembered in a few local stories in Gaston County, North Carolina, where the author grew up. Ella May Wiggins worked in the textile mill in Bessemer City, six days a week, twelve hours a day. Her weekly wage was $9.00. Her husband became an alcoholic and left her. She defied racial divisions by moving to "Stumptown" -- a poor African-American neighborhood -- and becoming friends with her neighbors. Four of her nine children died from malnutrition or diseases she couldn't afford to have treated.

Realizing that her life as a mill worker was actually killing her children, Ella May Wiggins became a Union organizer, and the protest songs she wrote became one of the labor movement's most powerful recruitment tools. When tensions between workers and mill owners erupted in the Loray Mill Strike of 1929, Ella May Wiggins was one of the strike leaders. The strike received national attention when it became violent, gunfire exchanged between workers and police resulted in the death of a mill worker and a police chief. As the summer dragged on, things only escalated and in September of that year Ella May Wiggins herself was gunned down by anti-unionists. Over 50 people witnessed the murder, but the men who were arrested were all acquitted. The union leaders arrested for the murder of the police chief were convicted.

The Last BalladHer ladyship, the editor, is fond of historical fiction but she is also extremely picky about it. She likes historical stories not primarily for the funny clothes or the picturesque settings glimpsed through the window they provide into another time, but for the uncompromising mirror they hold up to ourselves.

(Cue the obligatory Faulkner quote about the past and death).

We are made up as much of our memories of the past as of our dreams of the future. And writers know we are swimming in stories of the past, those stories are all around us, each waiting for its teller. Writers are the storytellers after all, the ones who seem to know by instinct, by magic, how to turn those memories into mirrors. Into something that reflects us back at ourselves and shows us what we are made of.

Ella May Wiggins has her storyteller in Wiley Cash. And her ladyship would be happy to find just a tenth of the woman's sheer gumption in herself.

Mill Mother's Lament MILL MOTHER"S LAMENT


We leave our homes in the morning,
We kiss our children good bye,
While we slave for the bosses,
Our children scream and cry.

And when we draw our money,
Our grocery bills to pay,
Not a cent to spend for clothing,
Not a cent to lay away.

And on that very evening,
Our little son will say,
"I need some shoes Mother,
And so does sister May."

How it grieves the heart of a mother,
You everyone must know,
But we can't buy for our children,
Our wages are too low.

It is for our little children,
That seems to us so dear,
But for us nor them, dear workers,
The bosses do not care.

But understand, all workers,
Our union they do fear,
Let's stand together, workers,
And have a union here

Let's stand together, workers,
And have a union here

Read Independently! And shop local.


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.

The Last BalladElla May knew she wasn't pretty, had always known it. She didn't have to come all the way down the mountain from Tennessee to Bessemer City, North Carolina, to find that out. But here she was now, and here she'd been just long enough for no other place in her memory to feel like home, but not quite long enough for Bessemer City to feel like home either.

She sat on the narrow bench in the office of American Mill No. 2 -- the wall behind her vibrating with the whir of the carding machines, rollers, and spinners that raged on the other side, with lint hung up in her throat and lungs like tar -- reminding herself that she'd already given up any hope of ever feeling rooted again, of ever finding a place that belonged to her and she to it. Instead of thinking thoughts like those, Ella turned and looked at Goldberg's brother's young secretary where she sat behind a tidy desk just a few feet away. The soft late-day light that had already turned toward dusk now picked its way through the windows behind the girl. The light lay upon the girl's dark, shiny hair and cause it to glow like some angel had just lifted a hand away from the crown of her head. The girl was pale and soft, her cheeks brushed with rouge and her lips glossed a healthy pink. She wore a fine powder-blue dress with a spray of artificial, white spring flowers pinned to the lapel. She read a new copy of Gentlemen Prefer Blondes, and she laughed to herself and wet her finger on her tongue and turned page after page while Ella watched.

How old could the girl be? Ella wondered.

Wiley Cash, The Last Ballad (William Morrow & Company, 2017) 9780062313119

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The Last Ballad It's a much more expansive novel. It's a political novel, it's a cultural novel, it's a historical novel and it covers a much larger span of time.

keep reading: Q&A with Wiley Cash

 

 


Sing, Unburied Sing "It's a life-changing award. It means that people are looking at your body of work and seeing, and it's validation that I must be doing something right."

keep reading: Jesmyn Ward receives Macarthur Foundation "genius grant"


"there is something about her depiction of the working class, in particular, that seems lived-in, in a way that feels desperately needed in the cohort of Big American Books"

keep reading: Jesmyn Ward


Read This! Books with Street Cred

Recommended reading from Southern Indie Booksellers


Little & Lion by Brandy Colbert
After Pointe (um, hello, go read that if you haven't), I waited and waited and waited for Brandy Colbert's next novel. I was not disappointed. Tackling the always timely topics of sexuality, mental health, and the beautifully, murky path that we walk when we love someone. Perfect for fans of Julie Murphy and Nina LaCour.

Little & Lion by Brandy Colbert ($17.99*, Little, Brown Books for Young Readers), recommended by Parnassus Books, Nashville, TN.

 

 

 



An Unnecessary Woman by Rabih Alameddine
On the first page, a 72-year-old woman in Beirut starts to tell us how she accidentally shampooed her hair blue. I fell in love with her and the book soon after. Aaliya tells us about her family, her city, and her beloved books in one of the most irresistible voices in modern literature.

An Unnecessary Woman by Rabih Alameddine ($16.00, Grove Press), recommended by Quail Ridge Books, Raleigh, NC.

 

 

 



Eliza and Her Monsters by Francesca Zappia
If you have ever had a meaningful internet friendship or been a part of a huge fandom, this book is for you. Eliza is the anonymous author of one of the biggest webcomics ever and I loved being pulled into her many worlds. This book is pitch-perfect, romantically perfect, and perfect perfect. Did I mention I think it's perfect?

Eliza and Her Monsters by Francesca Zappia ($17.99*, Greenwillow Books), recommended by Parnassus Books, Nashville, TN.


More bookseller recommendations

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Over the Plain Houses " Without being the least bit sentimental or giving in to any stereotypes about Appalachian people, it tells an utterly compelling story that is deeply rooted in place. In addition, her detailed, nuanced, and poetic observations of farm life and logging educate the reader while rounding out the setting for this affecting work of art. To some panelists the novel was reminiscent of the best prose of Ron Rash and Walker Evans' Let Us Now Praise Famous Men. "

keep reading: Julia Franks receives Thomas Wolfe Memorial Literary Award


The Lost Order"There is so much research that goes into his books, I don't know how he has time to eat and sleep." 

keep reading: Steve Berry to headline Southern Voices Festival

 

 

 


Dear Martin "What would Dr. King say and do, were he alive today to witness some of the things happening in our country?" Stone wonders. "That's the part I couldn't shake. I kept seeing his quotes being used in opposition to Black Lives Matter protests, like signs that said things such as 'Dr. King would never!'" 

keep reading: On writing Dear Martin

 


The List: Staff Picks from Carl at Fountain Bookstore, Richmond, Virginia

"Just a dude hangin' out."

Lights On, Rats Out If the Creek Dont Rise Bull Mountain Rebel Yell  The Hidden Light of Northern Fires I am a Bat Bandit Nine Continents From Here to Eternity

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The {Book} Trailer Park: The Last Ballad

The Last Ballad

"Everything I know about America, especially the American South, has gone into this novel" --Wiley Cash


The Okra Pick of the Week


The Last Ballad by Wiley CashThe New York Times bestselling author of the celebrated A Land More Kind Than Home and This Dark Road to Mercy returns with this eagerly awaited new novel, set in the Appalachian foothills of North Carolina in 1929 and inspired by actual events. The chronicle of an ordinary woman's struggle for dignity and her rights in a textile mill, The Last Ballad is a moving tale of courage in the face of oppression and injustice, with the emotional power of Ron Rash's Serena, Dennis Lehane's The Given Day, and the unforgettable films Norma Rae and Silkwood.

Twelve times a week, twenty-eight-year-old Ella May Wiggins makes the two-mile trek to and from her job on the night shift at American Mill No. 2 in Bessemer City, North Carolina. The insular community considers the mill's owners--the newly arrived Goldberg brothers--white but not American and expects them to pay Ella May and other workers less because they toil alongside African Americans like Violet, Ella May's best friend. While the dirty, hazardous job at the mill earns Ella May a paltry nine dollars for seventy-two hours of work each week, it's the only opportunity she has. Her no-good husband, John, has run off again, and she must keep her four young children alive with whatever work she can find.

When the union leaflets begin circulating, Ella May has a taste of hope, a yearning for the better life the organizers promise. But the mill owners, backed by other nefarious forces, claim the union is nothing but a front for the Bolshevik menace sweeping across Europe. To maintain their control, the owners will use every means in their power, including bloodshed, to prevent workers from banding together. On the night of the county's biggest rally, Ella May, weighing the costs of her choice, makes up her mind to join the movement--a decision that will have lasting consequences for her children, her friends, her town--indeed all that she loves.

Seventy-five years later, Ella May's daughter Lilly, now an elderly woman, tells her nephew about his grandmother and the events that transformed their family. Illuminating the most painful corners of their history, she reveals, for the first time, the tragedy that befell Ella May after that fateful union meeting in 1929.

Intertwining myriad voices, Wiley Cash brings to life the heartbreak and bravery of the now forgotten struggle of the labor movement in early twentieth-century America--and pays tribute to the thousands of heroic women and men who risked their lives to win basic rights for all workers. Lyrical, heartbreaking, and haunting, this eloquent novel confirms Wiley Cash's place among our nation's finest writers.

The Last Ballad by Wiley Cash| William Morrow & Company | 9780062313119

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Southern Indie Bestsellers

For the week ending October 8. Books on the Southern Indie Bestseller List that are southern in nature or have been recently recommended by southern indie booksellers.

 

See the full list here.
The Southern Book Prize | A SIBA Okra Pick | Special to the Southern List
Printable versions (PDF): Hardcover | Paperback | Children's

 

HARDCOVER FICTION

1. Origin
Dan Brown, Doubleday, $29.95, 9780385514231
2. Little Fires Everywhere
Celeste Ng, Penguin Press, $27, 9780735224292
3. Manhattan Beach
Jennifer Egan, Scribner, $27, 9781476716732
4. A Legacy of Spies
John le Carré, Viking, $28, 9780735225114
5. A Column of Fire
Ken Follett, Viking, $36, 9780525954972

HARDCOVER NONFICTION

1. What Happened
Hillary Rodham Clinton, S&S, $30, 9781501175565
2. We Were Eight Years in Power: An American Tragedy
Ta-Nehisi Coates, One World, $28, 9780399590566
3. The Last Castle: The Epic Story of Love, Loss, and American Royalty in the Nation's Largest Home
Denise Kiernan, Touchstone, $28, 9781476794044
4. Astrophysics for People in a Hurry
Neil deGrasse Tyson, Norton, $18.95, 9780393609394
5. Braving the Wilderness
Brene Brown, Random House, $28, 9780812995848

Special to the Southern List

 

The Last Ballad Wiley Cash, Morrow, $26.99,  We Were Eight Years in Power: An American Tragedy Ta-Nehisi Coates, One World, $28,  The Sun and Her Flowers Rupi Kaur, Andrews McMeel, $16.99,  Tales of Two Americas: Stories of Inequality in a Divided Nation John Freeman (Ed.), Penguin, $17,

 

HARDCOVER FICTION

3. Manhattan Beach
Jennifer Egan, Scribner, $27, 9781476716732
6. The Last Ballad
Wiley Cash, Morrow, $26.99, 9780062313119
11. To Be Where You Are

Jan Karon, Putnam, $28, 9780399183737

HARDCOVER NONFICTION

2. We Were Eight Years in Power: An American Tragedy
Ta-Nehisi Coates, One World, $28, 9780399590566
3. The Last Castle: The Epic Story of Love, Loss, and American Royalty in the Nation's Largest Home
Denise Kiernan, Touchstone, $28, 9781476794044
9. Make Your Bed

William H. McRaven, Grand Central, $18, 9781455570249
10. The Origins of Creativity
Edward O. Wilson, Liveright, $24.95, 9781631493188
11. Bunny Mellon: The Life of an American Style Legend
Meryl Gordon, Grand Central, $28, 9781455588749
12. A World of Three Zeros
Muhammad Yunus, PublicAffairs, $28, 9781610397575
14. The Four: The Hidden DNA of Amazon, Apple, Facebook, and Google
Scott Galloway, Portfolio, $28, 9780735213654
15. Going Into Town: A Love Letter to New York
Roz Chast, Bloomsbury USA, $28, 9781620403211

PAPERBACK FICTION

1. The Sun and Her Flowers
Rupi Kaur, Andrews McMeel, $16.99, 9781449486792
9. The Remains of the Day
Kazuo Ishiguro, Vintage, $16, 9780679731726
10. A Man Called Ove
Fredrik Backman, Washington Square Press, $16, 9781476738024
11. Still Life
Louise Penny, Griffin, $16.99, 9780312541538
12. Her Body and Other Parties: Stories
Carmen Maria Machado, Graywolf Press, $16, 9781555977887
13. Ready Player One
Ernest Cline, Broadway, $16, 9780307887443
14. Before the Fall
Noah Hawley, Grand Central, $15.99, 9781455561797

PAPERBACK NONFICTION

3. Night
Elie Wiesel, FSG, $9.95, 9780374500016
6. We Are Never Meeting in Real Life

Samantha Irby, Vintage, $15.95, 9781101912195
7. Just Mercy
Bryan Stevenson, Spiegel & Grau, $16, 9780812984965
10. Tales of Two Americas: Stories of Inequality in a Divided Nation
John Freeman (Ed.), Penguin, $17, 9780143131038
11. Alexander Hamilton
Ron Chernow, Penguin, $20, 9780143034759
12. Nasty Women: Feminism, Resistance, and Revolution in Trump's America
Samhita Mukhopadhyay, Kate Harding, Picador USA, $16, 9781250155504
13. Oh, Florida!: How America's Weirdest State Influences the Rest of the Country
Craig Pittman, Picador USA, $17, 9781250143648
14. Mindfulness on the Go
Jan Chozen Bays, Shambhala, $8.95, 9781611801705

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Events

What's happening at Southern Indies across the South?

See the full calendar | Find a Southern Indie Bookstore near you.

Author Chantel Acevedo returns to Inkwood with her new novel,The Living Infinite!  (author appearance)
Chantel Acevedo | 10/13/2017, 07:00 pm | Inkwood Books | Tampa, FL

Andrea Ritchie: Invisible No More: Police Violence Against Black Women and Women of Color  (author appearance)
Andrea J. | 10/13/2017, 07:30 pm | Charis Books & More | Atlanta, GA

Beyond the Crossroads: The Devil and the Blues Tradition by Adam Gussow  (author appearance)
Adam Gussow | 10/13/2017, 05:00 pm | Lemuria Books | Jackson, MS

Malaprop's Presents an Evening with John Green!   (author appearance)
John Green | 10/13/2017, 06:00 pm | Malaprop's Bookstore & Cafe | Asheville, NC

Local History Authors Panel  (author appearance)
Tally Johnson,Alexia | 10/13/2017, 02:00 pm | Fiction Addiction | Greenville, SC

Donald Miller at Wellspire Center  (author appearance)
Donald Miller | 10/13/2017, 07:30 am | Parnassus Books | Nashville, TN

Southern Festival of Books  (book festival)
10/13/2017, 12:00 pm | Parnassus Books | Nashville, TN

Ticketed Lunch with Bunny Mellon Biographer Meryl Gordon  (author appearance)
Meryl Gordon | 10/13/2017, 12:00 pm | Fountain Bookstore | Richmond, VA

Pajama Storytime with Local Author Jen Arena!  (author appearance)
Jen Arena | 10/14/2017, 05:00 pm | Inkwood Books | Tampa, FL

Tanya Osensky - Shortchanged: Height Discrimination and Strategies for Social Change  (author appearance)
Tanya Osensky | 10/14/2017, 04:00 pm | A Cappella Books | Atlanta, GA

Diane Chamberlain – The Stolen Marriage  (author appearance)
Diane Chamberlain | 10/14/2017, 11:00 am | McIntyre's Fine Books | Pittsboro, NC

Author Event: Conni Branscom - What Kyle Can Do  (author appearance)
Conni Branscom | 10/14/2017, 11:00 am | Park Road Books | Charlotte, NC

Southern Author Event: David Pliner - Cornwell: A Stranger in My World  (author appearance)
David Pliner | 10/14/2017, 02:00 pm | Park Road Books | Charlotte, NC

Sara Christie Launch Party  (author appearance)
Sara Christie | 10/14/2017, 10:00 am | Fiction Addiction | Greenville, SC

Sheila Ingle Launch party  (author appearance)
Sheila Ingle | 10/14/2017, 02:00 pm | Fiction Addiction | Greenville, SC

Meet the Author: Ridley Pearson  (author appearance)
Ridley Pearson | 10/14/2017, 04:00 pm | Hooray For Books | Alexandria, VA

Art Garfunkel  (author appearance)
Art Garfunkel | 10/15/2017, 04:00 pm | Books & Books, Inc. | Coral Gables, FL

American War - A Conversation and Signing with Omar El Akkad  (author appearance)
Omar El Akkad | 10/15/2017, 01:30 pm | The Oxford Exchange | Tampa, FL

Simon and Susan Veness "Defying Expectations" book release party  (author appearance)
Simon Veness | 10/15/2017, 02:30 pm | Writer's Block Bookstore | Winter Park, FL

Hills & Hamlets Bookshop at Ray Day Three Author Signings!  (author appearance)
Renee Simmons | 10/15/2017, 03:00 pm | Hills and Hamlets Bookshop | Chattahoochee Hills, GA

Suspect Red Reading and Discussion with L. M. Elliott  (author appearance)
L. M. | 10/15/2017, 03:00 pm | Bookmarks | Winston-Salem, NC

Diane Chamberlain  (author appearance)
Diane Chamberlain | 10/15/2017, 04:00 pm | Main Street Books | Davidson, NC

Anthony Horowitz - Never Say Die  (author appearance)
Anthony Horowitz | 10/15/2017, 02:00 pm | Quail Ridge Books & Music | Raleigh, NC

Book signing with author Jim Minick  (author appearance)
Jim Minick | 10/15/2017, 02:00 pm | Union Avenue Books | Knoxville, TN

Book Launch Party for Author Megan   (author appearance)
Megan Wagner | 10/15/2017, 11:00 am | Hooray For Books | Alexandria, VA

Author Meet & Greet: Ericha Nix  (author appearance)
Ericha Nix | 10/16/2017, 05:30 pm | Ernest & Hadley Booksellers | Tuscaloosa, AL

James Reston Jr. - Rift in the Earth Monday, Oct 16, 2017 7:00 PM  (author appearance)
James Reston | 10/16/2017, 07:00 pm | A Cappella Books | Atlanta, GA

John Cofield with OXFORD, MISSISSIPPI: THE COFIELD COLLECTION  (author appearance)
John Cofield | 10/16/2017, 05:00 pm | Square Books | Oxford, MS

Amy Stewart Signing  (author appearance)
Amy Stewart | 10/16/2017, 01:00 pm | Turnrow Books | Greenwood, MS

Author Event: Lorraine Miano  (author appearance)
Lorraine Miano | 10/16/2017, 07:00 pm | Page 158 Books | Wake Forest, NC

Mitchell J. Prinstein - Popular: The Power of Likability in a Status-Obsessed World  (author appearance)
Mitchell J. Prinstein | 10/16/2017, 07:00 pm | Quail Ridge Books & Music | Raleigh, NC

Wiley Cash book reading & signing  (author appearance)
Wiley Cash | 10/16/2017, 07:00 pm | M. Judson | Greenville, SC

Uncommon Type by Tom Hanks Book Release Party!  (author appearance)
Tom Hanks | 10/17/2017, 05:00 pm | Inkwood Books | Tampa, FL

Adult Book Club with Author Bren McClain!  (author appearance)
Bren McClain | 10/17/2017, 07:00 pm | Inkwood Books | Tampa, FL

Book Release Bash for Hugh Acheson: The Chef and the Slow Cooker  (author appearance)
Hugh Acheson | 10/17/2017, 06:30 pm | Avid Bookshop at Five Points | Athens, GA

Book Release and Cooking Demo with Hugh Acheson for THE CHEF AND THE SLOW COOKER  (author appearance)
Hugh Acheson | 10/17/2017, 06:30 pm | Avid Bookshop | Athens, GA

C. Morgan Babst: The Floating World  (author appearance)
C. Morgan Babst | 10/17/2017, 06:00 pm | Garden District Book Shop | New Orleans, LA

The Long Haul: A Trucker's Tales of Life on the Road by Finn Murphy  (author appearance)
Finn Murphy | 10/17/2017, 05:00 pm | Lemuria Books | Jackson, MS

Elizabeth Heiskell with WHAT CAN I BRING?  (author appearance)
Elizabeth Heiskell | 10/17/2017, 05:00 pm | Square Books | Oxford, MS

Rocket Fantastic: Poets Gabrielle Calvocoressi and Alan Shapiro discuss their new books  (author appearance)
Gabrielle Calvocoressi | 10/17/2017, 07:00 pm | Flyleaf Books | Chapel Hill, NC

Wiley Cash, reading & book signing  (author appearance)
Wiley Cash | 10/17/2017, 07:00 pm | Main Street Books | Davidson, NC

Julie J. Thomson, Begin to See: The Photographers of Black Mountain College  (author appearance)
Julie J. | 10/17/2017, 07:00 pm | Regulator Bookshop | Durham, NC

Mindy Fried, Caring for Red  (author appearance)
Mindy Fried | 10/17/2017, 07:00 pm | Scuppernong Books | Greensboro, NC

Sharon &Dean Hale Middle Grade Book talk  (author appearance)
Sharon & | 10/17/2017, 05:00 pm | Fiction Addiction | Greenville, SC

Author event with Radney Foster, author of For You To See The Stars  (author appearance)
Radney Foster | 10/17/2017, 06:30 pm | Parnassus Books | Nashville, TN

Salon@615 Special Edition with John Green, author of Turtles All the Way Down  (author appearance)
John Green | 10/17/2017, 07:00 pm | Parnassus Books | Nashville, TN

Book Release Party for Roben Farzad's Hotel Scarface!   (author appearance)
Roben Farzad | 10/17/2017, 06:00 pm | Fountain Bookstore | Richmond, VA

Kelly Barnhill at Winter Garden Library  (author appearance)
Kelly Barnhill | 10/18/2017, 07:00 pm | Writer's Block Bookstore | Winter Park, FL

Daren Wang signs Hidden Light of Northern Fires  (author appearance)
Daren Wang | 10/18/2017, 07:00 pm | Eagle Eye Book Shop | Decatur, GA

Jessica B. Harris with MY SOUL LOOKS BACK  (author appearance)
Jessica B. Harris | 10/18/2017, 05:00 pm | Square Books | Oxford, MS

Books and Brew with Wiley Cash, author of Last Ballad  (author appearance)
Wiley Cash | 10/18/2017, 06:00 pm | Bookmarks | Winston-Salem, NC

Tom Bryant - Southern Sunrises  (author appearance)
Tom Bryant | 10/18/2017, 05:00 pm | Country Bookshop, The | Southern Pines, NC

Adam Lucas, Steve Kirschner, and Matt Bowers discuss their book Redemption with Jones Angell  (author appearance)
Adam Lucas | 10/18/2017, 07:00 pm | Flyleaf Books | Chapel Hill, NC

JAMIE DEMENT presents THE FARMHOUSE CHEF: Recipes and Stories from My Carolina Farm  (author appearance)
Jamie DeMent | 10/18/2017, 06:00 pm | Malaprop's Bookstore & Cafe | Asheville, NC

Author Event: Diane Chamberlain - The Stolen Marriage  (author appearance)
Diane Chamberlain | 10/18/2017, 07:00 pm | Park Road Books | Charlotte, NC

Karen L. Cox, Goat Castle: A True Story of Murder, Race, and the Gothic South  (author appearance)
Karen L. Cox | 10/18/2017, 07:00 pm | Scuppernong Books | Greensboro, NC

Salon@615 with Joseph Fink and Jeffrey Cranor, authors of It Devours!  (author appearance)
Joseph Fink | 10/18/2017, 06:15 pm | Parnassus Books | Nashville, TN

Slover Library Hosts Alan Gratz  (author appearance)
Alan Gratz | 10/18/2017, 05:00 pm | Prince Books | Norfolk, VA

Joseph Fink & Jeffrey Cranor - It Devours! A Welcome to Night Vale Novel  (author appearance)
Joseph Fink | 10/19/2017, 07:00 pm | A Cappella Books | Atlanta, GA

Ruth Spiro & Irene Chan: BABY LOVES THERMODYNAMICS (and QUANTUM PHYSICS!)  (author appearance)
Ruth Spiro | 10/19/2017, 10:30 am | Avid Bookshop | Athens, GA

Cliterati Open No Mic Featuring Book Release for Kimberly Simms  (author appearance)
Kimberly Simms | 10/19/2017, 07:30 pm | Charis Books & More | Atlanta, GA

Thom Gilbert: Blue Suede Shoes: The Culture of Elvis   (author appearance)
Thom Gilbert | 10/19/2017, 06:00 pm | Garden District Book Shop | New Orleans, LA

John Magill - THE INCOMPARABLE MAGAZINE STREET - launch  (author appearance)
John Magill | 10/19/2017, 06:00 pm | Octavia Books | New Orleans, LA

Finn Murphy with THE LONG HAUL  (author appearance)
Finn Murphy | 10/19/2017, 06:00 pm | Square Books | Oxford, MS

Diane Chamberlain - The Stolen Marriage  (author appearance)
Diane Chamberlain | 10/19/2017, 05:00 pm | Country Bookshop, The | Southern Pines, NC

STEPHANIE PETERSON JONES presents DRAWING FOR JOY: 15 Minute Daily Meditations  (author appearance)
Stephanie Peterson | 10/19/2017, 06:00 pm | Malaprop's Bookstore & Cafe | Asheville, NC

Southern Authors Event: Joy Callaway and Kim Wright  (author appearance)
Joy Callaway | 10/19/2017, 07:00 pm | Park Road Books | Charlotte, NC

David Goodwin, Left Bank of the Hudson, Jersey City and the Artists of 111 1st Street  (author appearance)
David Goodwin | 10/19/2017, 07:00 pm | Regulator Bookshop | Durham, NC

Wiley Cash, The Last Ballad with Bryant Simon, The Hamlet Fire  (author appearance)
Wiley Cash | 10/19/2017, 07:00 pm | Scuppernong Books | Greensboro, NC

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