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LADY BANKS COMMONPLACE BOOK
 
Week of September 15, 2019
 
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{Reaching a hand down to pull others up.}
 
In which Mr. Pat Conroy is remembered in memoirs by his wife and his best friend, is one of the reasons Ms. Anne River Siddons became a writer, and lends a hand to Mr. Wiley Cash."
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

Dearest Readers

 

""Pat [Conroy] was one of those successful writers who was also pushing others ahead of him,” said Cash when he was told he would receive the award,  “I've heard story after story from writers whose work he shouldered and shared with the world. He did that for me. We all need to do that for the writers who are coming behind us. He didn't pull the ladder up. He reached a hand down." --Wiley Cash, author of The Last Ballad, on Pat Conroy


Wiley Cash

Wiley Cash, the New York Times bestselling author of A Land More Kind than HomeThis Dark Road to Mercy, and The Last Ballad, has been selected to receive the 2020 Conroy Legacy Award -- the "lifetime achievement award given by Southern independent booksellers in honor of the example set by the beloved Southern author Pat Conroy. The award recognizes writers "who have achieved a lasting impact on their literary community, demonstrated support for independent bookstores both in their own communities and in general, created written work that focuses significantly on their home place, and supported other writers, especially new and emerging writers."

Readers are, of course, familiar with Cash's well-loved novels set in Western North Carolina and Appalachia, A Land More Kind Than Home, This Dark Road to Mercy, and The Last Ballad. Wiley Cash has been a popular and speaker at bookstores, libraries and community events throughout his home state, and generous with his time for both readers and writers.

Perhaps less well-known is that Cash is the creator of the Open Canon Book Club, which seeks to introduce readers to “voices and portrayals of the American experience they may not have otherwise encountered” and which is supported by independent bookstores in the South and nationwide. He is also a co-founder of The Land More Kind Appalachian Artists Residency, a week-long residency program for writers, visual artists, musicians, songwriters, and photographers who are either from Appalachia or devoted to creating art representative of the region.

"Pat [Conroy] was one of those successful writers who was also pushing others ahead of him,” said Cash when he was told he would receive the award,  “I've heard story after story from writers whose work he shouldered and shared with the world. He did that for me. We all need to do that for the writers who are coming behind us. He didn't pull the ladder up. He reached a hand down." 

Of the role the Southern independent bookstore community has played in his career, Cash was emphatic: “It's only because the independent bookstores and booksellers embraced my debut that my books have had the success they've had. Indie bookstores put me on the literary map, and they've kept me there. Independent bookstores are the literary, social, cultural, intellectual, and ethical lifeblood of our communities. We go to indie stores to meet authors, discover books, discuss ideas, find community, exchange new ideas and challenge old ones."

A Land More Kind That HomeThis Dark Road to MercyThe Last Ballad

Suzanne Lucey, co-owner of Page 158 Books in Wake Forest, NC says the regard goes both ways: “We had Wiley to our store and for each book sold he donated a dollar from his own pocket to send to the ACLU. Who does that?”  

“He also has asked to do a writing class at our store,” she added, “and applauded a Clay County, NC high school teacher for introducing Appalachian writers like Ron Rash and David Joy. He really is trying from the bottom up to make our state and country better.”

In recognition of his commitment to the Southern literary community and the standard that Pat Conroy has set for all its members, the Southern Independent Booksellers Alliance will make a donation to the Pat Conroy Literary Center and to the UNC Asheville Foundation in the name of Wiley Cash.

 

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Lady Banks' Pick of the Week
 
 
 
Lady Banks' Commonplace Book
 
Excerpted noteworthy poetry and prose from her ladyship's bedside reading stack.
 

My Jasper June

When his secretary came in to tell him Mr French was here, West was sitting at his desk in a trench coat and wraparound sunglasses. Never mind if it appeared slightly demented for the thickset, pale-skinned financial officer to work like that. This was January and the air conditioning was on full throttle in the office. Miami never really got cold, but there was no need to turn the office into an icebox. The arctic gusts swirling out of the vent made him shiver like a wet dog. To warm up he'd opened the shades as wide as they would go so that blinding winter light barreled into the office, and maybe it did warm the room a degree or two, but the sunlight also bit into his retinas. Hence, for two days now he'd worked in his coat and sunglasses, neither of which he took off for visitors. The secretaries and couriers and interns never batted an eye They higher up a man rose in an organization, the more eccentric he was allowed to be so long as he delivered on his targets.

His secretary was a comely young unmarried girl named Vicky who wore black-framed glasses and had a penchant for leggings that hugged her slender frame and made her appear ten years younger, a teenager no different from his daughter. She was young enough to be a daughter if he'd made bad choices in high school, old enough to be a girlfriend if he made bad choices in early middle age. He often wanted to say something about professionalism, but this was the 1980s.

 

 

--Jon Sealy, The Edge of America (Haywire Press, 2019)

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John Shore: Independent Bookstores Saved My Life
 
Excerpted noteworthy poetry and prose from her ladyship's bedside reading stack.
 

John ShoreI needed a job, badly. I was as broke as Wimpy on a Monday. (Young people: Google “Popeye the Sailor,” and enjoy learning about that cartoon character’s pal, Wimpy, who was clearly a homeless alcoholic.)

I was also living with a girl named Cat, with whom I was swooningly in love. So I was fairly desperate to prove to Cat that I was the kind of man upon whom she could always depend to at least be a stoner with a JOB.

We were living in San Francisco. There was only one place in that whole city where I wanted to work: the venerable, three-story, glass-fronted independent bookstore in the heart of downtown called Stacey’s.

But the people who worked at Stacey’s seemed to have as much in common with me as I did with David Niven. (Young people: David Niven was . . . oh, forget it.) They were serious, bona fide, hardcore intellectuals. They knew things. They knew a lot about a lot, and were no doubt learning more every day.

Meanwhile, the last thing I had learned was how to open a beer bottle with my teeth. (The key to which, in case you’re wondering, is to deeply and truly give up finding your bottle opener.)

What a young and/or lost person needs most is people around them who have given themselves over to something greater than themselves. And that’s what I found when I entered the world of independent bookstores.

But I told myself that the people who worked at Stacey’s, for all of their formidable gravitas, were lovers of books and words. Well, I was a freak for books, and felt born to be a writer. I used those two rods o’ truth to stir up the pot of courage I needed to walk into that bibliophile’s Disneyland, and ask for a job application.

That night, in neat little letters, I wrote on literally every blank micro-inch of that application. When it was finished, my “Please Hire Me” manifesto looked like an experiment to see how much ink a typical sheet of paper can absorb before it disintegrates.

Having taken in both sides of my mondo-missive, Cat said, “Well, they’ll call you, or they’ll call the police.”

Luckily, they called me. And before I knew it, I was working with three other guys in the shipping and receiving department at Stacey’s, where I spent my days preparing new books to be wheeled out onto the sales floor, ogling publishers’ catalogs, and rushing to be the first to open the latest case in from Random House or Simon & Schuster.

It was 1980. I was 21 years old. I didn’t know who I was. I didn’t know where I belonged. I’d spent the previous year being a working student at San Francisco State University, and the year before that working the graveyard shift at a chewing gum factory. I couldn’t see one day into my own future.

I wasn’t exactly prepared for life, is the short of it.

I knew I loved Cat (to whom I’ve been happily married since 1981); I knew I loved books; I knew I was a writer. Beyond that, life for me was all it could be, which was basically a brilliant, blinding fog.

Over the next few years I worked at Stacey’s and one other independent bookstore. Those were the two jobs that saved my life. Because they took an idea I had—which was that books and writing, in and of themselves, were worthy of dedicating one’s life to—and made it real.

Today it’s so obvious: of course books and writing are worth dedicating one’s life to. But back then, I wasn’t so sure. I wasn’t sure of anything having to do with the relationship between life and purpose, life and will, life and hope.

But being around so many books—and mostly being around so many people who had made their passion for books foundational to their lives—changed all of that.

What a young and/or lost person needs most is people around them who have given themselves over to something greater than themselves. And that’s what I found when I entered the world of independent bookstores.

The people who worked in those stores cared. They cared about ideas. They cared about literature, about history, about sociology and science and art. They cared about how positively books can affect the lives of children.

They cared about understanding the world. And through their caring they helped me to understand not just the world, but my place in it.

I moved from working in independent bookstores, to writing for magazines and newspapers, to editing and ghostwriting books, to writing “Everywhere She’s Not,” a novel about a lost young man living in San Francisco in 1980 (whom, we learn in the final chapter, has landed a job at — you guessed it! — Stacey’s).

It’s possible that if things go well with “Everywhere,” I’ll soon be visiting independent bookstores throughout the South. That will of course be so good for sales. But, even more than that, I know how much good going into each and every one of those stores will be for my soul.

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John Shore is the author of Everywhere She’s Not, and writes a popular advice column for The Asheville Citizen Times newspaper.

 

 

From Everywhere She's Not:

 

Everywhere She's NotAt six foot two and two hundred pounds of muscles that seemed to create a restlessness all their own, David took up a fair amount of space. In their small one-bedroom apartment, he felt like a tiger trapped in a cage. He couldn't seem to take more than two steps in any one direction without running into a wall. It even felt as if the ceiling of the place was too low, like if he suddenly stood to his full height the neighbors upstairs would have to start stepping around his head.

Which would be fine with him, actually. At least he'd be somewhat outside of his apartment for a change. He never went anywhere, for three good reasons: Kate took their only car with her to work every day; the only place that was even slightly worth visiting within walking distance of their apartment was the big-box grocery store about a mile away--which, as David one put it to Kate, "is pretty much exactly like where I work, but with cashiers,"; and, most importantly, because leaving the apartment meant possibly missing a call to come in that night for work.

So, there it was. Three strikes, and he was in.

David wanted to go to work every day, but he couldn't. He wanted to write, but he wouldn't let himself. He wanted to take care of the house, but he hated housework. He wanted to go outside, but was stuck inside.

He wanted to like himself.
But he didn't.

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Read This! Books with Street Cred
 
Recommended reading from Southern Indie Booksellers



My Jasper June by Laurel Snyder
A summer story soaked in magic, My Jasper June is a beautiful exploration of friendship, loss, and family. Feeling neglected by her parents and lost in her own sadness, Leah finds an instant kindred spirit in Jasper and for the first time, begins to see the luster in life again. Jasper also knows a thing or two about abandonment, and as the girls bond over one magical summer, they realize they can't hide from reality forever. Luckily, Snyder is the perfect writer to tackle these tough subjects and does so with astounding grace and brilliance. My Jasper June is soon to be a beloved classic of book clubs everywhere.

My Jasper June by Laurel Snyder ($16.99*, Walden Pond Press), recommended by Square Books, Oxford, MS.

 A Summer 2019 Okra Pick



Everything Inside by Edwidge Danticat
Everything Inside transported me into the distant, unknown worlds of Haitian, Caribbean, and Haitian-American culture. Each story explores the tenuousness of relationships--how things can change in an instant, or how a fuzzy detail about someone we feel close to becomes clearer and more telling in retrospect. These are beautifully written and moving that will linger with me in the weeks and months to come.

Everything Inside by Edwidge Danticat ($25.95*, Knopf), recommended by Bards Alley, Vienna, VA.


Dead Voices by Katherine Arden
Katherine Arden tells a great spooky story, one that remembers the personhood of her characters, no matter their age. Genuinely scary without being too scary or leaving her characters agentless against the dark and terrifying. I look forward to the next in the series!

Dead Voices by Katherine Arden ($16.99*, G.P. Putnam's Sons Books for Young Readers), recommended by Sundog Books, Santa Rosa Beach, FL.

 

 
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Gossip

 

News of a literary nature

Peachtree Road“After graduation she attended Auburn University, where she was a member of Delta Delta Delta sorority and wrote for the student newspaper, The Auburn Plainsman, which famously fired her for writing columns in favor of integration.”

keep reading: Anne River Siddons dies at 83

 

"Ms. Siddons was urged by her friend the writer Pat Conroy to write a novel that would reflect her ambivalence about Atlanta, her adopted home. She had long admired the city’s vigor but felt that its relentless growth had gone too far."

keep reading: Anne River Siddons

 

Pat Conroy Life Long Friendship"Bromance isn’t easy. Especially if the “bro” is Pat Conroy. But Bernie Schein of Beaufort, Conroy’s best friend since their days shooting hoops together at Beaufort High School in the early 1960s, says today, “No pain, no gain.”

keep reading: Pat Conroy's Bromance

 

Prairie Fever"North Carolina is the writingest state (thank you to the North Carolina Writers Network for the slogan). Outside of New York or Northern California, we have the highest concentration of fantastic literary authors of anywhere in the country. "

keep reading: 10 Classic Novels by North Carolina Authors

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The Okra Picks: The Summer Season

 

Southern Independent booksellers have chosen the 2019 Summer Okra Picks – a collection of the best forthcoming Southern books of the season. Add a bit of tasty reading to your literary diet. Serve yourself a helping of Okra Picks.

 

"A CIA operative in 1980s Miami attempts to make himself filthy rich by teaming up with a crime syndicate importing drugs into the United States. When his rebellious daughter disappears with a lot of money, he is in BIG TROUBLE. Told from multiple view points, Sealy has created characters and a plot so realistic that I had to keep reminding myself it was fiction. This book is STRESSFUL and also one of the most exciting the I've ever read. Masterful! " —Carl Kranz, Fountain Bookstore, Richmond, VA


The Edge of America by Jon SealyBobby West is on the edge. As chief financial officer for a Miami holding company and a CIA front, he has overleveraged his business in the go-go 1980s financial culture. He turns to a deal-with-the-devil money laundering operation with a local gangster, Alexander French--a deal which quickly goes south when $3 million goes missing. Now Mr. French, a group of Cuban exiles, and an Israeli smuggler named Adriana Chekhov are all after Bobby West to pay up. With echoes of Iran-Contra and the Orwellian surveillance state, The Edge of America is a stunning thriller about greed, power, and the limits of the American dream.

Haywire Books | 9781950182008 | 9/10/2019

 

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Southern Indie Bestsellers
 

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

 

Southern Indie Bestsellers

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

1. Where the Crawdads Sing
Delia Owens, Putnam, $26, 9780735219090
2. The Nickel Boys
Colson Whitehead, Doubleday, $24.95, 9780385537070
3. A Better Man
Louise Penny, Minotaur, $28.99, 9781250066213
4. Inland
Téa Obreht, Random House, $27, 9780812992861
5. The Girl Who Lived Twice
David Lagercrantz, Knopf, $27.95, 9780451494344

 
HARDCOVER NONFICTION
 
1. Educated
Tara Westover, Random House, $28, 9780399590504
2. Call Sign Chaos: Learning to Lead
Jim Mattis, Bing West, Random House, $28, 9780812996838
3. How To: Absurd Scientific Advice for Common Real-World Problems
Randall Munroe, Riverhead Books, $28, 9780525537090
4. Trick Mirror
Jia Tolentino, Random House, $27, 9780525510543
5. How to Be an Antiracist
Ibram X. Kendi, One World, $27, 9780525509288
 
Special to the Southern List
 
Never Have I Ever Joshilyn Jackson, Morrow, $26.99,Furious Hours Casey Cep, Knopf, $26.95,Holy Envy: Finding God in the Faith of Others Barbara Brown Taylor, HarperOne, $25.99,Stay Sexy & Don't Get Murdered Karen Kilgariff, Georgia Hardstark, Forge, $24.99,
The Book of Delights Ross Gay, Algonquin Books, $23.95,Ducks, Newburyport Lucy Ellmann, Biblioasis, $22.95,Ten Arguments for Deleting Your Social Media Accounts Right Now Jaron Lanier, Picador, $13,I'm Telling the Truth, but I'm Lying: Essays Bassey Ikpi, Harper Perennial, $15.99,
 
 
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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.
 

A Taste of Coral Gables: Cookbook Launch Party  (author appearance)
Paola Mendez | 09/17/2019, 06:00 pm | Books & Books, Inc. | Coral Gables, FL

Valerie Valdes  (author appearance)
Valerie Valdes | 09/17/2019, 06:30 pm | Books & Books, Inc. | Coral Gables, FL

Mike Lupica presents Strike Zone  (author appearance)
Mike Lupica | 09/17/2019, 06:00 pm | Vero Beach Book Center | Vero Beach, FL

Shaun Hammil Book Launch Party Cosmology Of Monsters  (author appearance)
Shaun Hamill | 09/17/2019, 07:00 pm | Eagle Eye Book Shop | Decatur, GA

The Racial Healing Handbook with Anneliesse A. Singh  (author appearance)
Anneliesse A. Singh | 09/17/2019, 07:30 pm | Charis Books and More | Decatur, GA

Candace Bushnell: Ticketed Event @ New Orleans Advocate – Is There Still Sex in the City?  (author appearance)
Candace Bushnell | 09/17/2019, 07:00 pm | Garden District Book Shop | New Orleans, LA

Neil White and Rick Cleveland sign Stories from 125 Years of Ole Miss Football  (author appearance)
Neil White | 09/17/2019, 05:00 pm | Lemuria Books | Jackson, MS

Dale Neal Returns with His New Novel  (author appearance)
Dale Neal | 09/17/2019, 06:30 pm | City Lights Bookstore | Sylva, NC

Russell Jones presents Spirit in Session: Working with Your Client's Spirituality (and Your Own) in Psychotherapy  (author appearance)
Russell Jones | 09/17/2019, 06:00 pm | Malaprop's Bookstore/Cafe | Asheville, NC

Stacy McAnulty - The World Ends in April  (author appearance)
Stacy McAnulty | 09/17/2019, 07:00 pm | Quail Ridge Books | Raleigh, NC

Photographer Martin Tucker  (author appearance)
Martin Tucker | 09/17/2019, 06:30 pm | Sunrise Books | High Point, NC

Anne Gardiner Perkins - Yale Needs Women  (author appearance)
Anne Gardiner Perkins | 09/17/2019, 05:00 pm | The Country Bookshop | Southern Pines, NC

Susan Boyer Author of Lowcountry Boomerang  (author appearance)
Susan Boyer | 09/17/2019, 11:00 am | Litchfield Books | Pawleys Island, SC

Author event with Annette Valentine author of Eastbound From Flagstaff  (author appearance)
Annette Valentine | 09/17/2019 | Parnassus Books | Nashville, TN

Dave Connis in conversation with Matthew Hubbard  (author appearance)
Dave Connis | 09/17/2019, 07:00 pm | Star Line Books | Chattanooga, TN

Bradley Harper Launch for The Queen's Gambit   (author appearance)
Bradley Harper | 09/17/2019, 06:30 pm | Fountain Bookstore | Richmond, VA

Carol Damian, Michael J. LaRosa & Steve Stein  (author appearance)
Carol Damian | 09/18/2019, 08:00 pm | Books & Books, Inc. | Coral Gables, FL

Igor Volsky  (author appearance)
Igor Volsky | 09/18/2019, 06:30 pm | Oxford Exchange | Tampa, FL

Druid Hills with Sue Sullivan and Jennifer Richardson  (author appearance)
Jennifer Richardson | 09/18/2019, 07:00 pm | Eagle Eye Book Shop | Decatur, GA

Writers & Scholars Series- Jericho Brown  (author appearance)
Jericho Brown | 09/18/2019, 06:00 pm | Charis Books and More | Decatur, GA

Poppy Tooker - DRAG QUEEN BRUNCH  (author appearance)
Poppy Tooker | 09/18/2019, 06:00 pm | Octavia Books | New Orleans, LA

Shaun Hamill signs A Cosmology of Monsters  (author appearance)
Shaun Hamill | 09/18/2019, 05:00 pm | Lemuria Books | Jackson, MS

UNC Press presents Rob Christensen, author of The Rise and Fall of the Branchhead Boys  (author appearance)
Rob Christensen | 09/18/2019, 06:00 pm | Malaprop's Bookstore/Cafe | Asheville, NC

Suzan Strader presents Incident, Not Accident  (author appearance)
Suzan Strader | 09/18/2019, 07:00 pm | Park Road Books | Charlotte, NC

Stuart Gibbs - Charlie Thorne and the Last Equation (Ticketed)  (author appearance)
Stuart Gibbs | 09/18/2019, 07:00 pm | Quail Ridge Books | Raleigh, NC

Author Event w/ J.B. King and Sandi Linhart  (author appearance)
J.B. King | 09/19/2019, 06:30 pm | Bookish: An Indie Shop for Folks Who Read | Fort Smith, AR

An Evening with Candace Bushnell  (author appearance)
Candace Bushnell | 09/19/2019, 06:00 pm | Books & Books, Inc. | Coral Gables, FL

Michael Touchton  (author appearance)
Michael Touchton | 09/19/2019, 08:00 pm | Books & Books, Inc. | Coral Gables, FL

Sneak Peek: Upcoming Fiction by Jami Attenberg & Katy Simpson Smith  (author appearance)
Jami Attenberg | 09/19/2019, 06:00 pm | Blue Cypress Books | New Orleans, LA

Joint Author Event with Lovejoy Boteler and Richard Grant  (author appearance)
Lovejoy Boteler | 09/19/2019, 05:00 pm | Lemuria Books | Jackson, MS

Authors in Conversation: Evan Williams & Rebecca Gummere  (author appearance)
Evan Williams | 09/19/2019, 06:00 pm | Foggy Pine Books | Boone, NC

An Evening with Poet John Fry  (author appearance)
John Fry | 09/19/2019, 07:00 pm | Main Street Books | Davidson, NC

Dan Kovalik presents The Plot to Overthrow Venezuela: How the US is Orchestrating a Coup for Oil  (author appearance)
Dan Kovalik | 09/19/2019, 06:00 pm | Malaprop's Bookstore/Cafe | Asheville, NC

Marissa Orr presents Lean Out: The Truth about Women, Power, and the Workplace  (author appearance)
Marissa Orr | 09/19/2019, 07:00 pm | Park Road Books | Charlotte, NC

Paul Tillery IV - Thundercluck! Chicken of Thor: Recipe for Revenge  (author appearance)
Paul Tillery | 09/19/2019, 07:00 pm | Quail Ridge Books | Raleigh, NC

Randall Munroe - How To: Absurd Scientific Advice for Common Real-World Problems  (author appearance)
Randall Munroe | 09/19/2019, 07:00 pm | Quail Ridge Books | Raleigh, NC

Marly Youmans, The Book of the Red King  (author appearance)
Marly Youmans | 09/19/2019, 07:00 pm | Scuppernong Books | Greensboro, NC

Tim Conroy and Kathryn Kirkpatrick: An Evening of Poetry  (author appearance)
Tim Conroy | 09/19/2019, 06:00 pm | Hub City Books | Spartanburg, SC

Bren McClain   (author appearance)
Bren McClain | 09/19/2019, 05:30 pm | Books on Broad | Camden, SC

Author Event: Mary Carter Bishop   (author appearance)
Mary Carter Bishop | 09/19/2019, 07:00 pm | Book No Further | Roanoke, VA

Drink Like a Geek - Ticketed Cocktails Event with Jeff Cioletti   (author appearance)
Jeff Cioletti | 09/19/2019, 05:30 pm | Fountain Bookstore | Richmond, VA

Remote Book Sale and Talk • James Forman  (author appearance)
James Forman | 09/20/2019, 12:30 pm | Ernest & Hadley Booksellers | Tuscaloosa, AL

An Evening with Candace Bushnell  (author appearance)
Candace Bushnell | 09/20/2019, 05:30 pm | Books & Books, Inc. | Coral Gables, FL

Cynthia Newberry Martin: TIDAL FLATS  (author appearance)
Cynthia Newberry | 09/20/2019 | Avid Bookshop | Athens, GA

Melissa Crowe, Dear Terror, Dear Splendor / Meg Day, Laura Hershey: On the Life and Work of an American Master  (author appearance)
Melissa Crowe | 09/20/2019, 07:00 pm | Scuppernong Books | Greensboro, NC

Rose Senehi Author of Catching Fire  (author appearance)
Rose Senehi | 09/20/2019, 11:00 am | Litchfield Books | Pawleys Island, SC

Local Author Showcase w/ Jac Holmes  (author appearance)
Jac Holmes | 09/21/2019, 02:00 pm | Bookish: An Indie Shop for Folks Who Read | Fort Smith, AR

Louise Runyon Poetry Reading  (author appearance)
Louise Runyon | 09/21/2019, 03:00 pm | City Lights Bookstore | Sylva, NC

Cadwell Turnbull, The Lesson  (author appearance)
Cadwell Turnbull | 09/21/2019, 11:00 am | McIntyre's Books | Pittsboro, NC

Author Event: Martin Tucker  (author appearance)
Martin Tucker | 09/21/2019, 02:00 pm | Page 158 Books | Wake Forest, NC

J.E. Smyth presents Eyes of Love  (author appearance)
J.E. Smyth | 09/21/2019, 02:00 pm | Park Road Books | Charlotte, NC

Max Brallier & Big Mama - The Last Kids on Earth  (author appearance)
Max Brallier | 09/21/2019, 02:00 pm | Quail Ridge Books | Raleigh, NC

No Straight Path: Becoming Women Historians  (author appearance)
Elizabeth Jacoway | 09/21/2019, 02:00 pm | novel. | Memphis, TN

Author Event with Elizabeth Jacoway  (author appearance)
Elizabeth Jacoway | 9/17/2019, 5:30 PM | Wordsworth Bookstore | Little Rock, AR

Coffee with the Author: Susan Cushman  (author appearance)
Susan Cushman | 9/18/2019, 10:00 AM | Buxton Books | Charleston, SC

 
 
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