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Week of February 11, 2018


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The Commonplace Book | Read This! | The List | Trailer Park | Okra Picks | Southern Indie Bestsellers | Events


{Readers are better than fans.}

In which her ladyship, the editor tries to spring clean her tbr stack, Ms. Natasha Trethewey asks difficult questions, and we are asked to imagine Mr. Pat Conroy making biscuits on stage. It isn't hard to do.

Sometimes, books sit by her ladyship, the editor's desk for an unconscionably long time. "Life happens." -- That is the only, meager excuse she can offer for why she is only now picking up:

Your Heart is a Muscle the Size of a FistVeins of the OceanThe Language of Stars

 

Anatomy of a SongTackling the books at the bottom of the TBR stack. It's her ladyship's version of "spring cleaning." And why she has only just cracked the covers on Marc Myers' book Anatomy of a Song -- a book about the story behind the songs that serve as a soundtrack to her ladyship's life:

"That song was originally called I'm leaving on a midnight plane to Houston."

Yikes. Her ladyship, the editor, did not need to know that.

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.

All Things Bright and Strange

1917

The boy shuffled his feet in the dark basement.

His momma had told him not to stomp--only to pretend to dance.

They'd been warned not to make noise. Couldn't risk being found yet. The lady had risked her life for them. And two days wasn't long to wait, even in the dark.

But the piano music was so loud the boy couldn't help but groove and hoof. He wasn't much of a dancer. His gift was different--a gift his momma said had finally put them on the lam. But not being good at something had never stopped him before. Their dance floor above was his ceiling below. Light crept through the floorboard cracks. Shadows moved in accordance with their rhythms and gyrations up there. All of them in glad rags, smoked on giggle juice, having them a swell time just like the lady said they always did.

And come to think, she said next time they'd be able to join in.

"This town is different. You'll be welcomed here."

James Markert, All Things Bright and Strange (Thomas Nelson, 2018) 9780718090289

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An American Marriage " When asked if she enjoys getting a chance to meet her fans, award-winning author Tayari Jones says she prefers the word "readers" rather than "fans" and adds, "Beyoncé has fans. "

keep reading: Tayari Jones in the Hostess City

 

 

Thrall"Natasha Trethewey asks beautiful, painful questions about the South's past " 

keep reading: Trethewey receives 2018 Sidney Lanier Prize


Read This! Books with Street Cred

Recommended reading from Southern Indie Booksellers


Marabel and the Book of Fate by Tracy BarrettMarabel's twin brother, Marco, is the Chosen One, prophesied by the Book of Fate to save the kingdom of Magikos. For Marabel, that means always being in Marco's shadow. But when an evil queen kidnaps Marco on their very important 13th birthday, Marabel knows that she has to rescue her brother if no one else will. With help from her best friend and a talking unicorn, Marabel treks across kingdoms to find her brother, a journey that teaches her about friendship and fate, good and evil, and that sometimes a different perspective can help you save the day. For fans of humorous fairy tale classics like Ella Enchanted, and for anyone who is tired of waiting around for their day in the sun.

Marabel and the Book of Fate by Tracy Barrett ($16.99*, Little, Brown Books for Young Readers), recommended by Fiction Addiction, Greenville, SC.

 A Winter 2018 Okra Pick

 



The Perfect Nanny by Leila Slimani
A huge best-seller in France, The Perfect Nanny packs a punch that its brief length belies. It addresses issues both topical and enduring through the lens of the relationship of a young professional Parisian couple and the caregiver they hire for their two young children when the mother has a chance to return to work.

The shock of the novel's chilling first sentence, "The baby is dead," is elegantly balanced by the complex issues Slimani addresses: our expectations of mothers' responsibilities, our connection to the people we employ, our view of immigrants, and the ways in which how see ourselves differs from the realities of who we really are.

This is a striking, powerful novel that, rightly, leaves us with more questions than answers. It's a book that doesn't let go easily, and as a reader, I was the better for that.

The Perfect Nanny by Leila Slimani ($16.00*, Penguin Books), recommended by Malaprop's Bookstore/Café, Asheville, NC.



The Woman in White by Wilkie Collins
Another classic I'd never read! Although The Woman in White received mixed reviews when it was published in the mid-19th century, it was an immediate hit with the reading public. I can see why. For one thing, Wilkie Collins is a master of the cliffhanger: I lost count of how many there were throughout the book, and each was put to excellent use. For another, he draws wonderful characters, making them beautifully (and horribly) specific, and thus, hard to forget. I admit that I had little patience with Laura Fairlee, the book's angelic ingénue, who seems always on the verge of fainting, but I recognize that she is a contrivance of the age in which the novel was written, and the other characters are all so deliciously wrought that it seems unfair to quibble over Laura's "girly" characteristics.

The Woman in White is not only a mystery but a true thriller, and it was said at the time that Collins had written "something completely new." It's not often that I am moved as I was when reading this novel: in fear, anticipation, sadness, and excitement. Ultimately, Collins is simply a marvelous storyteller. Aspiring writers can learn much about how to engage readers' interests and emotions effectively; readers will find a novel that they can completely and gladly lose themselves in. And isn't that something we all want and need from time to time?

The Woman in White by Wilkie Collins ($12.99*, MacMillan Collector's Library), recommended by Malaprop's Bookstore/Cafe, Asheville, NC.

 


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The HIdden Light of Northern Fires"When he answers the phone from his home near Atlanta, author Daren Wang is standing before a wall filled with yellow sticky notes, brainstorming scenes for his second novel. This is what life is like now  " 

keep reading: An SBF Interview with Daren Wang

 

 

The Lee Bros. Charleston Kitchen"Picture the late Pat Conroy making biscuits on a stage. You'd be disappointed if the famed storyteller stuck to the recipe and just demonstrated how to make a biscuit, wouldn't you? You'd want him to tell the story behind the recipe, because there's always a story.  

keep reading: Lee Bros on stage


The List: Strong Girls, Whole Boys -- Books for kids and adults from Charis Books, Atlanta, GA

(the full list)

Amazing GraceNot One Damsel in Distress200 Ways to Raise a Boy's Emotional IntelligencePackaging Girlhood
It's Okay to Be Differen
The Boy Who Cried FabulousParenting Beyond Pink and BlueTough Guys Have Feelings Too

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The {Book Trailer} Park



Anatomy of a Song

"I'm leaving on a midnight plane to Houston."
"What a great name for a song!"

Anatomy of a SongEvery great song has a fascinating backstory. In Anatomy of a Song, based on the ongoing Wall Street Journal column, writer and music historian Marc Myers brings to life five decades of music through oral histories of forty-five transformative songs woven from interviews with the artists who created them.

 

 

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The Okra Pick of the Week


Dreaming in Chocolate

"Charming and hopeful. Once again Susan Bishop Crispell combines culinary wonder and a touch of magic for a delightful book perfect for cozy winter reading!"--Bookmarks, Winston-Salem, NC

A story of love, hot chocolate, and one little girl's wish for her mother that will make your heart swell.

At twenty-seven, Penelope Dalton is quickly ticking off items on a bucket list. Only the list isn't hers. After her eight year-old daughter Ella is given just six months to live, Penelope is determined to fill Ella's remaining days with as many new experiences as she can.

With an endless supply of magical gifts and recipes from the hot chocolate café Penelope runs alongside her mother in a small town nestled in the Appalachian Mountains, she is able to give her daughter almost everything she wants. The one sticking point is Ella's latest addition to her list: get a dad. And not just any dad. Ella has her sights set on Noah Gregory, her biological father and the only person Penelope knows to have proved her true love hot chocolate wrong.

Now Noah's back in town for a few months—and as charming as ever—and the part of her that dreamed he was her fate in the first place wonders if she made the right decision to keep the truth of their daughter from him. The other, more practical part, is determined to keep him from breaking Ella's heart too.

But as Ella's health declines, Penelope must give in to her fate or face a future of regrets.

Dreaming in Chocolate by Susan Bishop Crispell | St. Martin's Griffin | 9781250089076

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Southern Indie Bestsellers

For the week ending February 11. 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. The Great Alone
Kristin Hannah, St. Martin's, $28.99, 9780312577230
2. The Woman in the Window
A.J. Finn, Morrow, $26.99, 9780062678416
3. A Gentleman in Moscow
Amor Towles, Viking, $27, 9780670026197
4. Little Fires Everywhere
Celeste Ng, Penguin Press, $27, 9780735224292
5. The Immortalists
Chloe Benjamin, Putnam, $26, 9780735213180

HARDCOVER NONFICTION

1. Fire and Fury
Michael Wolff, Holt, $30, 9781250158062
2. Leonardo da Vinci
Walter Isaacson, S&S, $35, 9781501139154
3. Hillbilly Elegy
J.D. Vance, Harper, $27.99, 9780062300546
4. Killers of the Flower Moon
David Grann, Doubleday, $28.95, 9780385534246
5. The Monk of Mokha
Dave Eggers, Knopf, $28.95, 9781101947319

Special to the Southern List

The Pope of Palm Beach Tim Dorsey, Morrow, $26.99,  The Line Becomes a River: Dispatches from the Border Francisco Cantú, Riverhead, $26,  The Light We Lost Jill Santopolo, Putnam, $16,  This Will Be My Undoing: Living at the Intersection of Black, Female, and Feminist in (White) America Morgan Jerkins, Harper Perennial, $15.99,

HARDCOVER FICTION

6. An American Marriage
Tayari Jones, Algonquin, $26.95, 9781616201340
7. Sing, Unburied, Sing
Jesmyn Ward, Scribner, $26, 9781501126062
11. Before We Were Yours

Lisa Wingate, Ballantine, $26, 9780425284681
15. The Pope of Palm Beach

Tim Dorsey, Morrow, $26.99, 9780062429254

HARDCOVER NONFICTION

3. Hillbilly Elegy
J.D. Vance, Harper, $27.99, 9780062300546
6. Grant

Ron Chernow, Penguin Press, $40, 9781594204876
12. Andrew Jackson and the Miracle of New Orleans
Brian Kilmeade, Don Yaeger, Sentinel, $28, 9780735213234
13. The Line Becomes a River: Dispatches from the Border
Francisco Cantú, Riverhead, $26, 9780735217713
14. Between the World and Me
Ta-Nehisi Coates, Spiegel & Grau, $25, 9780812993547
15. Trumpcracy: The Corruption of the American Republic
David Frum, Harper, $25.99, 9780062796738

PAPERBACK FICTION

5. A Man Called Ove
Fredrik Backman, Washington Square Press, $16, 9781476738024
14. The Light We Lost

Jill Santopolo, Putnam, $16, 9780735212763
15. The Alchemist
Paulo Coelho, HarperOne, $16.99, 9780062315007


 

PAPERBACK NONFICTION

1. Last Hope Island: Britain, Occupied Europe, and the Brotherhood That Helped Turn the Tide of War
Lynne Olson, Random House, $18, 9780812987164
3. Clementine: The Life of Mrs. Winston Churchill
Sonia Purnell, Penguin, $18, 9780143128915
4. The Boys in the Boat
Daniel James Brown, Penguin, $17, 9780143125471
7. Red Notice
Bill Browder, S&S, $16, 9781476755748
8. Dispatches from Pluto: Lost and Found in the Mississippi Delta
Richard Grant, S&S, $16, 9781476709642
9. The 5 Love Languages
Gary Chapman, Northfield, $15.99, 9780802412706
11. The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks
Rebecca Skloot, Broadway, $16, 9780804190107
12. This Will Be My Undoing: Living at the Intersection of Black, Female, and Feminist in (White) America
Morgan Jerkins, Harper Perennial, $15.99, 9780062666154
14. South and West
Joan Didion, Vintage, $15, 9780525434191
15. The Four Agreements
Don Miguel Ruiz, Amber-Allen, $12.95, 9781878424310

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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.

Charles Todd Booksigning  (author appearance)
Charles Todd | 02/16/2018, 07:00 pm | Murder on the Beach Mystery Bookstore | Delray Beach, FL

Cooking with Spices by Mark C. Stevens  (author appearance)
Mark C. Stevens | 02/16/2018, 05:00 pm | Lemuria Books | Jackson, MS

Malaprop's Presents an Evening with Kristin Hannah  (author appearance)
Kristin Hannah | 02/16/2018, 06:00 pm | Malaprop's Bookstore & Cafe | Asheville, NC

In conversation with Amanda Kabak's- The Mathematics of Change  (author appearance)
Amanda Kabak | 02/16/2018, 07:00 pm | M. Judson | Greenville, SC

YA author event with C.J. Redwine, author of The Traitor Prince  (author appearance)
C.J. Redwine | 02/16/2018, 06:30 pm | Parnassus Books | Nashville, TN

Meet the Author: Winifred Conkling  (author appearance)
Winifred Conkling | 02/16/2018, 06:30 pm | Hooray For Books | Alexandria, VA

Author Meet & Greet: Laura Murray  (author appearance)
Laura Murray | 02/17/2018, 11:00 am | Ernest & Hadley Booksellers | Tuscaloosa, AL

Jonathan Givens  (author appearance)
Jonathan Givens | 02/17/2018, 02:00 pm | Books & Books, Inc. | Coral Gables, FL

Lisa Black and Michael Wiley Booksigning  (author appearance)
Lisa Black | 02/17/2018, 06:00 pm | Murder on the Beach Mystery Bookstore | Delray Beach, FL

Hometown Book Launch for Xhenet Aliu and Timothy O'Keefe  (author appearance)
Timothy O'Keefe | 02/17/2018, 06:00 pm | Avid Bookshop | Athens, GA

Hometown Book Launch for Xhenet Aliu and Timothy O'Keefe: BRASS and YOU ARE THE PHENOMENOLOGY  (author appearance)
Xhenet Aliu | 02/17/2018, 06:00 pm | Avid Bookshop | Athens, GA

Bryn Chancellor, Sycamore  (author appearance)
Bryn Chancellor | 02/17/2018, 02:00 pm | FoxTale Book Shoppe | Woodstock, GA

Joyce D'Mot  (author appearance)
Joyce D'Mot | 02/17/2018, 03:00 pm | Tall Tales Atlanta | Atlanta, GA

The Writers & Readers Symposium  (author appearance)
M.O. Walsh | 02/17/2018, 08:30 am | The Conundrum | St. Francisville, LA

Mark Stevens with COOKING WITH SPICES at Chicory Market  (author appearance)
Mark Stevens | 02/17/2018, 02:00 pm | Square Books | Oxford, MS

Bart Ehrman Luncheon  (author appearance)
Bart Ehrman | 02/17/2018, 12:00 pm | Blue Ridge Books & News | Waynesville, NC

Cindy Geary & LaHoma Romocki – Going to School in Black and White  (author appearance)
LaHoma Romocki | 02/17/2018, 11:00 am | McIntyre's Books | Pittsboro, NC

Author Event: Donna Everhart  (author appearance)
Donna Everhart | 02/17/2018, 03:00 pm | Page 158 Books | Wake Forest, NC

Young Adult Author: Mary Jane Capps - Iloray  (author appearance)
Mary Jane Capps | 02/17/2018, 11:00 am | Park Road Books | Charlotte, NC

Poet Conor Bracken  (author appearance)
Conor Bracken | 02/17/2018, 07:00 pm | Scuppernong Books | Greensboro, NC

Author event with Billy and Yolanda Jackson authors of I Thee Wed  (author appearance)
Billy and Yolanda Jackson | 02/17/2018, 02:00 pm | Parnassus Books | Nashville, TN

Dr. Brian King: The Laughing Cure  (author appearance)
Brian King | 02/18/2018, 02:00 pm | Third House Books & Coffee | Gainesville, FL

Cooking Class with Chef Jamie Dement  (author appearance)
Jamie DeMent | 02/18/2018, 04:00 pm | Main Street Books | Davidson, NC

Poet Barbara Crooker, Les Fauves  (author appearance)
Barbara Crooker | 02/18/2018, 02:00 pm | Scuppernong Books | Greensboro, NC

Author event with Mark Deutschmann author of One-Mile Radius  (author appearance)
Mark Deutschmann | 02/18/2018, 02:00 pm | Parnassus Books | Nashville, TN

Tayari Jones discusses her new novel An American Marriage  (author appearance)
Tayari Jones | 02/19/2018, 07:00 pm | Flyleaf Books | Chapel Hill, NC

Peter Ford, Glenn Ford: A Life  (author appearance)
Peter Ford | 02/19/2018, 07:30 pm | Scuppernong Books | Greensboro, NC

Jim St. Germain  (author appearance)
Jim St. Germain | 02/20/2018, 08:00 pm | Books & Books, Inc. | Coral Gables, FL

Paul Goldberg  (author appearance)
Paul Goldberg | 02/20/2018, 07:30 pm | Books & Books, Inc. | Coral Gables, FL

George Saunders: Lincoln and the Bardo – Offsite Ticketed Event  (author appearance)
George Saunders | 02/20/2018, 07:00 pm | Garden District Book Shop | New Orleans, LA

Madison Park: A Place of Hope by Eric L. Motley  (author appearance)
Eric L. Motley | 02/20/2018, 05:00 pm | Lemuria Books | Jackson, MS

Frank Morelli, No Sad Songs  (author appearance)
Frank Morelli | 02/20/2018, 07:00 pm | Scuppernong Books | Greensboro, NC

Author event with Mark C. Stevens, author of Cooking with Spices  (author appearance)
Mark C. Stevens | 02/20/2018, 06:30 pm | Parnassus Books | Nashville, TN

Paul Goldberg  (author appearance)
Paul Goldberg | 02/21/2018, 07:00 pm | Books & Books, Inc. | Coral Gables, FL

Poet Todd Boss: Tough Luck  (author appearance)
Todd Boss | 02/21/2018, 06:30 pm | Avid Bookshop | Athens, GA

JOHN LELAND presents HAPPINESS IS A CHOICE YOU MAKE: Lessons from a Year Among the Oldest Old  (author appearance)
John Leland | 02/21/2018, 06:00 pm | Malaprop's Bookstore & Cafe | Asheville, NC

Rabbi Rami Shapiro - Holy Rascals  (author appearance)
Rami Shapiro | 02/21/2018, 07:00 pm | Quail Ridge Books | Raleigh, NC

Author Csongor Daniel  (author appearance)
Csongor Daniel | 02/22/2018, 06:00 pm | Copperfish Books | Punta Gorda, FL

Elizabeth Cobbs at Hyatt Regency Orlando  (author appearance)
Elizabeth Cobbs | 02/22/2018, 07:30 pm | Writers Block Bookstore | Winter Park, FL

DR. STEVEN MASLEY  (author appearance)
Steven Masley | 02/22/2018, 06:00 pm | Oxford Exchange | Tampa, FL

Poetry at Tech - McEver Poetry Reading  (other event)
02/22/2018, 07:30 pm | A Cappella Books | Atlanta, GA

Zachary Lazar  (author appearance)
Zachary Lazar | 02/22/2018, 07:00 pm | Garden District Book Shop | New Orleans, LA

Elizabeth Crook with THE WHICH WAY TREE  (author appearance)
Elizabeth Crook | 02/22/2018, 06:00 pm | Square Books | Oxford, MS

In-store Signing: POET ANDREA GIBSON presents TAKE ME WITH YOU  (author appearance)
Andrea Gibson | 02/22/2018, 02:30 pm | Malaprop's Bookstore & Cafe | Asheville, NC

AMY DUERNBERGER presents EXPLORING THE SOUTHERN APPALACHIAN GRASSY BALDS: A HIKING GUIDE  (author appearance)
Amy Duernberger | 02/22/2018, 06:00 pm | Malaprop's Bookstore & Cafe | Asheville, NC

Author Event: John Leland - Happiness Is a Choice You Make  (author appearance)
John Leland | 02/22/2018, 07:00 pm | Park Road Books | Charlotte, NC

John Kessel, Pride and Prometheus  (author appearance)
John Kessell | 02/22/2018, 07:00 pm | The Regulator Bookshop | Durham, NC

Julio Capó Jr.  (author appearance)
Julio Capó | 02/23/2018, 06:30 pm | Books & Books, Inc. | Coral Gables, FL

Paul Goldberg Booksigning  (author appearance)
Paul Goldberg | 02/23/2018, 07:00 pm | Murder on the Beach Mystery Bookstore | Delray Beach, FL

Eloquent Rage: A Black Feminist Discovers Her Superpower  (author appearance)
Brittney Cooper | 02/23/2018, 07:00 pm | Charis Books & More | Atlanta, GA

Maude Schuyler Clay  (author appearance)
Maude Schuyler Clay | 02/23/2018, 05:30 pm | Turnrow Books | Greenwood, MS

Charleston Author Series Luncheon with Peter Zheutlin - Rescued  (author appearance)
Peter Zheutlin | 02/23/2018, 12:00 pm | Blue Bicycle Books | Charleston, SC

Terry Lee Nichols & Philip Spevak  (author appearance)
Philip Spevak | 02/24/2018, 05:00 pm | Books & Books, Inc. | Coral Gables, FL

Ann Marie Sorrell  (author appearance)
Ann Marie Sorrell | 02/24/2018, 07:00 pm | Books & Books, Inc. | Coral Gables, FL

Cheryl Mattox Berry  (author appearance)
Cheryl Mattox Berry | 02/24/2018, 07:00 pm | Books & Books, Inc. | Coral Gables, FL

John Dufresne Booksigning  (author appearance)
John Dufresne | 02/24/2018, 06:00 pm | Murder on the Beach Mystery Bookstore | Delray Beach, FL

Meet Author Peter Rush  (author appearance)
Peter Rush | 02/24/2018, 04:00 pm | Third House Books & Coffee | Gainesville, FL

Brittney Cooper in conversation with Nsenga Burton: ELOQUENT RAGE  (author appearance)
Brittney Cooper | 02/24/2018, 06:30 pm | Avid Bookshop | Athens, GA

Johnette Downing and Heather Stanley - MADEMOISELLE GRANDS DOIGTS  (author appearance)
Johnette Downing | 02/24/2018, 02:00 pm | Octavia Books | New Orleans, LA

Hidden History of Jackson by Josh Foreman and Ryan Starrett  (author appearance)
Josh Foreman | 02/24/2018, 01:00 pm | Lemuria Books | Jackson, MS

Mr. Honeycut by Lottie Brent Boggan  (author appearance)
Lottie Brent Boggan | 02/24/2018, 04:00 pm | Lemuria Books | Jackson, MS

Bart Ehrman – The Triumph of Christianity  (author appearance)
Bart Ehrman | 02/24/2018, 11:00 am | McIntyre's Books | Pittsboro, NC

Steve Cavanagh – The Plea  (author appearance)
Steve Cavanagh | 02/24/2018, 02:00 pm | McIntyre's Books | Pittsboro, NC

Children's Author Event: Kathryn Sherry - Charlotte  (author appearance)
Kathryn Sherry | 02/24/2018, 11:00 am | Park Road Books | Charlotte, NC

Marriage Equality Lessons Panel with Tracy Hollister, David Collins, Mark Phariss, Vic Holmes  (other event)
02/24/2018, 02:00 pm | Quail Ridge Books | Raleigh, NC

Book Signing with John Bloodworth  (author appearance)
John Bloodworth | 02/24/2018, 02:00 pm | Books on Broad | Camden, SC

Author event with David Frum, author of Trumpocracy  (author appearance)
David Frum | 02/24/2018, 03:00 pm | Parnassus Books | Nashville, TN

Eleanor Davis: WHY ART?  (author appearance)
Eleanor Davis | 02/25/2018, 05:30 pm | Avid Bookshop | Athens, GA

Amber Smith: Book Talk and Letter Writing  (author appearance)
Amber Smith | 02/25/2018, 03:00 pm | Main Street Books | Davidson, NC

TWO HOOTS PRESS presents MY MOUNTAINS, MY PEOPLE by JOHN PARRIS  (author appearance)
John Parris | 02/25/2018, 03:00 pm | Malaprop's Bookstore & Cafe | Asheville, NC

Author Event: Paula Lasso - What Are You Waiting For  (author appearance)
Paula Lasso | 02/25/2018, 02:00 pm | Park Road Books | Charlotte, NC

Michael McFee - We Were Once Here and Appointed Rounds  (author appearance)
Michael McFee | 02/25/2018, 02:00 pm | Quail Ridge Books | Raleigh, NC

Author event with Elizabeth Caldwell and Carol Wehrheim, authors of Growing in God's Love: A Story Bible  (author appearance)
Elizabeth Caldwell | 02/25/2018, 02:00 pm | Parnassus Books | Nashville, TN

Tim Dorsey, The Pope of Palm Beach  (author appearance)
Tim Dorsey | 02/26/2018, 06:30 pm | FoxTale Book Shoppe | Woodstock, GA

An American Marriage by Tayari Jones  (author appearance)
Tayari Jones | 02/26/2018, 05:00 pm | Lemuria Books | Jackson, MS

Steve Cavanagh with THE PLEA  (author appearance)
Steve Cavanagh | 02/26/2018, 05:00 pm | Square Books | Oxford, MS

GWEN DIEHN presents ON DRAWING TEN THOUSAND THINGS  (author appearance)
Gwen Diehn | 02/26/2018, 06:00 pm | Malaprop's Bookstore & Cafe | Asheville, NC

Surviving the Age of Trump: A Conversation about Leadership and Legacy of George H. W. Bush  (author appearance)
Jeffrey A. Engel | 02/26/2018, 06:30 pm | Parnassus Books | Nashville, TN

Robert McCammon - The Listener  (author appearance)
Robert McCammon | 02/27/2018, 05:00 pm | Alabama Booksmith | Homewood, AL

Ellen Friedman  (author appearance)
Ellen Friedman | 02/27/2018, 08:00 pm | Books & Books, Inc. | Coral Gables, FL

Tim Dorsey  (author appearance)
Tim Dorsey | 02/27/2018, 07:00 pm | Eagle Eye Book Shop | Decatur, GA

Donna Everhart with THE ROAD TO BITTERSWEET  (author appearance)
Donna Everhart | 02/27/2018, 12:00 pm | Square Books | Oxford, MS

Radley Balko & Tucker Carrington with THE CADAVER KING AND THE COUNTRY DENTIST  (author appearance)
Radley Balko | 02/27/2018, 05:00 pm | Square Books | Oxford, MS

Steve Cavanagh with THE PLEA  (author appearance)
Steve Cavanagh | 02/28/2018, 06:00 pm | Page & Palette | Fairhope, AL

Perennials by Julie Cantrell  (author appearance)
Julie Cantrell | 02/28/2018, 05:00 pm | Lemuria Books | Jackson, MS

Tayari Jones with AN AMERICAN MARRIAGE  (author appearance)
Tayari Jones | 02/28/2018, 05:00 pm | Square Books | Oxford, MS

John Kessel discusses his novel Pride and Prometheus  (author appearance)
John Kessell | 02/28/2018, 07:00 pm | Flyleaf Books | Chapel Hill, NC

THOMAS MIRA Y LOPEZ presents THE BOOK OF RESTING PLACES: A PERSONAL HISTORY OF WHERE WE LAY THE DEAD in conversation with ROSS WHITE  (author appearance)
Thomas Mira Y Lopez | 02/28/2018, 06:00 pm | Malaprop's Bookstore & Cafe | Asheville, NC

John Hart, Hush  (author appearance)
John Hart | 02/28/2018, 07:00 pm | Scuppernong Books | Greensboro, NC

Author event with Perre Coleman Magness, author of The Southern Sympathy Cookbook  (author appearance)
Perre Coleman Magness | 02/28/2018, 06:30 pm | Parnassus Books | Nashville, TN

Tim Dorsey  (author appearance)
Tim Dorsey | 03/01/2018, 06:00 pm | Page & Palette | Fairhope, AL

The Great Florida Invasion: From Pepper to Pythons Presented by Author Charles Sobczak  (author appearance)
Charles Sobczak | 03/01/2018, 06:00 pm | Copperfish Books | Punta Gorda, FL

The Cadaver King and the Country Dentist by Radley Balko and Tucker Carrington  (author appearance)
Radley Balko | 03/01/2018, 05:00 pm | Lemuria Books | Jackson, MS

Minrose Gwin & J.D. Wilkes on Thacker Mountain Radio  (author appearance)
Minrose Gwin | 03/01/2018, 06:00 pm | Square Books | Oxford, MS

David Collins discusses his book Accidental Activists: Mark Phariss, Vic Holmes, and Their Fight for Marriage Equality in Texas  (author appearance)
David Collins | 03/01/2018, 07:00 pm | Flyleaf Books | Chapel Hill, NC

Author Event: Cinda Williams Chima - Shadowcaster  (author appearance)
Cinda Williams Chima | 03/01/2018, 06:30 pm | Park Road Books | Charlotte, NC

John Hart - The Hush  (author appearance)
John Hart | 03/01/2018, 06:00 pm | South Main Book Company | Salisbury, NC

Laura Leigh Morris Launch Party   (author appearance)
Laura Leigh Morris | 03/01/2018, 06:00 pm | Fiction Addiction | Greenville, SC

Standing at the Edge with William Alan Webb  (author appearance)
William Webb | 03/01/2018, 06:00 pm | novel. | Memphis, TN

Peter Ford - RiverRun Retro  (author appearance)
Peter Ford | 2/20/2018, 7pm | Bookmarks | Winston-Salem, NC

Mark Greaney with "Agent in Place"  (author appearance)
Mark Greaney | 2/24/2018, 1 | novel. | Memphis, TN

Minrose Gwin's Promise  (author appearance)
Minrose Gwin | 2/27/2018, 1 | novel. | Memphis, TN

4 on 4th Local Author Event  (author appearance)
John Trump | 2/28/2018, 7pm | Bookmarks | Winston-Salem, NC

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