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LADY BANKS COMMONPLACE BOOK
 
Week of March 21, 2019
 
>> IN THIS ISSUE
 
The Commonplace Book | Read This! | Okra Picks | Southern Indie Bestsellers | Events
 
 
{On where the magic happens.}
 
In which authors gossip about bookstores (and their cats), someone puts together a Flannery O'Connor pilgrimage, and her ladyship, the editor, has car trouble and contemplates a life of crime. Very briefly.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

Dearest Readers

Her ladyship, the editor, spent the beginning of this week at the annual spring gathering of booksellers in Atlanta, "SIBA in the Springtime," wherein booksellers come together to network and exchange ideas, and meet with authors who have books coming out in the summer and early fall.

It is always an exciting event to attend, small enough to meet and get to know everyone, but large enough to always come away with new ideas and new connections and maybe even new friends.

Car Breakdown

It did, however, get off to an inauspicious start for her ladyship, whose car broke down on the drive down this past Sunday afternoon. She spent about five hours in North Augusta getting her car repaired, two of which were spent between two locations of an auto parts chain store, attempting to buy a new alternator. There was some confusion when, after having purchased the part in one location, it was discovered that the item was not on the shelf, but was available at another. Unfortunately, the second location was reluctant to hand the part over, despite her ladyship's production of a receipt, owing to mysterious issues related to procedures for managing their computerized inventory. It finally culminated with a manager releasing the part to her ladyship, after having her sign some unexplained paperwork so, as he explained, she would be prevented from returning multiple times with that same receipt to claim more alternators.

Her ladyship had not, in point of fact, ever contemplated a life of crime in alternator fraud but thinks there must be a more efficient way to manage it than arguing with store managers for half an hour in each attempt. She eventually made it to Atlanta, the normally six hour drive having become a twelve-hour exercise in keeping one's temper.

The entire experience took on a different character the following day, when the Atlanta gathering started. There, the spontaneous and unofficial theme seemed to be "connection." Mr. Will Walton (I Felt a Funeral, In My Brain) described the customers who had come to see him in his last week as a bookseller at Avid Bookshop in Athens, GA. "I was having a bad day," one told him, "and I happened to see you through the shop window, and I knew it would make me feel better to come in and talk to you." Ms. Joshilyn Jackson, whose new novel Never Have I Ever is due out in July, asked her audience to "stay with her and be with her" as she ventures out from her usual genre. Brian Lampkin, co-owner of Scuppernong Books in Greensboro, NC, talked about what he called "the strange kindness of booksellers," and the thousand and one decisions they make every day in their shops: when do you let a person just sit and read all day, and when do you ask them to move along if they aren't going to buy anything? When do you take a chance on an unknown author, and when do you refuse them? Are the many little conflicts that occur in your shop annoyances or opportunities to create new connections?

Throughout the day booksellers and authors found themselves talking about not just books and what they were about, but how they connected to their readers and customers in their pursuit of putting the right book into the hands of the right reader.

Her ladyship found herself thinking back to the hapless staff of the auto parts store -- prevented from making the simple connection with a customer with car trouble on a Sunday afternoon, constrained by the capricious demands of an inventory system and central office policy. Her ladyship suspects that, had she found herself at Scuppernong Books in the unlikely event they would sell her an alternator, she would not have had to spend several hours convincing them to do so. Indeed, they might have even helped her find a mechanic to install it. And offered her something to read while she waited for her car to be fixed.

 

Read independently, and shop local.

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

 

How the Light Gets InThe caskets were closed, of course. No flowers adorned them. No flowers were even in the church, but cool morning light fell through the windows, warming the hardwood floor and pews. The Physicians International staff member who had called to break the news to Ruth had promised there'd been no suffering. Fro this, Ruth inferred there's not been much of her husband's body left to collect.

Later news articles confirmed the bombing the hospital had endured. Women and children had died; her husband and father-in-law were among the staff members killed. Ruth spent days afterward googling the bombing until her mother deemed she was obsessing over something that couldn't be changed. It infuriated Ruth at the time, but now she saw the wisdom of her mother's decision to turn off the Wi-Fi for ten hours each day, though the doling out of "wisdom" could have been accomplished with more tact.

 

--Jolina Petersheim, How the Light Gets In (Tyndale, 2019) 9781496434173

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


Heroine by Mindy McGinnis
Mickey is a teen athlete and a star on her softball team when she and her best friend get in a car accident that changes their lives. Mickey is able to justify her use of painkillers to mask the pain of her recovering injuries but that use quickly turns to abuse as she uses the drugs for the painful shyness she also deal with. As the prescribed pills get harder to get, she turns to the fast, easy, and dangerous high of the needle. Her old friends drift away and she's surrounded with a new circle who enable her descent into addiction. This story is a powerful illustration of how easy it is to go from proper prescribed use of meds to the dangerous abuse of street drugs. This heartbreaking tale will stick with you long after the book is done.

Heroine by Mindy McGinnis ($17.99*, Katherine Tegen Books), recommended by Fountain Books, Richmond, VA.

 

 

 


Holy Envy by Barbara Brown TaylorTaylor, a Christian professor emeritus at Piedmont College, discusses how she brought the world's religions to the doorstep of her classroom in a small Georgia college town. Most students had only been exposed to Christianity, and the field trips to mosques and synagogues as well as speakers from various traditions broadened many minds. Brown's explanation of why we should be open to other religions instead of protective of our own should resonate well with the reader.

Holy Envy by Barbara Brown Taylor ($25.99*, HarperOne), recommended by Fiction Addiction, Greenville, SC.

 

 

 


American Princess by Stephanie Marie Thornton

American Princess tells the story of Alice Roosevelt, the headstrong daughter of the indomitable Teddy Roosevelt.  This was a fast-paced piece of history that was fun to read!

American Princess by Stephanie Marie Thornton ($16.00*, Berkley), recommended by Bookmarks, Bookmarks, NC.

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The Southern Bookstore: Where the Magic Happens

 

Independent Booksellers: Where the Magic Happens
by Roger Johns

Roger JohnsAs an author who tours heavily to support my titles, I’ve had the pleasure of meeting and getting to know a lot of other touring authors. Our conversations often turn to our experiences on the road, and independent booksellers are a big part of that conversation. These discussions deal with everything from the physical charm of the stores themselves, to the presence (or absence) of store cats, and, most importantly, to the personalities that make these stores such special destinations. We swap stories the way collectors swap baseball cards. And, there’s a good reason we do this.

"We swap stories the way collectors swap baseball cards."

River of SecretsIt’s because we recognize that for independent booksellers, survival depends on being vigilant, clever, astute, and innovative, while somehow balancing the dollars-and-cents operation of the enterprise against the artistic risks inherent in deciding what inventory to acquire and which authors to support. As a reader, I stand in awe of all who tread such a difficult path. As writers, especially those of us who are early-career writers, we recognize and acknowledge the enormous debt of gratitude we owe to those who invest in us by buying and recommending and hand-selling our books, and by having us in their stores for book events.

Deciding to support a new author is the literary equivalent of the buy-and-hold strategy of a stock market investor who takes a chance on a company whose value is not yet recognized by the market. And, because booksellers are blessed with only a finite amount of time, money, shelf-space, and calendar space, their conscious decisions to invest some measure of these limited and very valuable resources in an author is no small thing. It creates precious opportunities for which we are eternally grateful.

Being an author is hard work, often frustrating, and the pathway is sometimes plagued with crushing doubt and disappointment. So, being the beneficiary of the kind of long-term thinking and risk-taking that goes into author support decisions by independent booksellers is a huge emotional high. I’ve been welcomed for return appearances in support of my second book at stores where sales during the in-store event for my first title were less than stellar. So I can tell you, there is no finer feeling than the one that comes from knowing booksellers have seen something in you and your work that they feel is worth taking a leap of faith to help cultivate your career over the long run.  It is simply one of the most affirming and important career builders we, as authors, can hope for. So, for these reasons, I am and will always be a tireless evangelist for the independent bookseller.

A book on a shelf can be an inanimate object, but in the hands of a bookseller with an interest in the author and the book, it’s story that can really come alive. So, a million thank yous to all of our independent booksellers. You are, truly, a national treasure.

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ROGER JOHNS is the author of the Wallace Hartman Mysteries from St. Martin’s Press/Minotaur Books: Dark River Rising (2017) and River of Secrets (2018). He is the 2018 Georgia Author of the Year (Detective·Mystery Category), a 2018 Killer Nashville Readers’ Choice Award nominee, a finalist for the 2018 Silver Falchion Award for best police procedural, runner-up for the 2019 Frank Yerby Fiction Award, and the 2019 JKS Communications Author-in-Residence. His articles and interviews on writing and the writing life have appeared in Career Authors, Criminal Element, Killer Nashville Articles, and the Southern Literary Review. Roger belongs to the Atlanta Writers Club, Sisters in Crime, Mystery Writers of America, and International Thriller Writers. Along with several other crime fiction writers, he co-authors the MurderBooks blog at www.murder-books.com.  You can visit him at www.rogerjohnsbooks.com and on Twitter at @rogerjohns10.

 

The Okra Picks: The winter season

 

Make a New Year’s Resolution to read more Okra! Southern Independent booksellers have chosen the 2019 Winter 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.

 

"In his debut novel, John McMahon introduces us to P.T. Marsh, an empathetic and approachable character that you will find yourself cheering on until the very end. This book is fast paced and compelling and will keep you turning the pages late into the night. "
--Brent, Fiction Addiction, Greenville, SC


The Good Detective by John McMahonHow can you solve a crime if you’ve killed the prime suspect?

Detective P.T. Marsh was a rising star on the police force of Mason Falls, Georgia—until his wife and young son died in an accident. Since that night, he’s lost the ability to see the line between smart moves and disastrous decisions. Such as when he agrees to help out a woman by confronting her abusive boyfriend. When the next morning he gets called to the scene of his newest murder case, he is stunned to arrive at the house of the very man he beat up the night before. He could swear the guy was alive when he left, but can he be sure? What’s certain is that his fingerprints are all over the crime scene.

The trouble is only beginning. When the dead body of a black teenager is found in a burned-out field with a portion of a blackened rope around his neck, P.T. realizes he might have killed the number-one suspect of this horrific crime.

Amid rising racial tension and media scrutiny, P.T. uncovers something sinister at the heart of the boy’s murder—a conspiracy leading all the way back to the time of the Civil War. Risking everything to unravel the puzzle even as he fights his own personal demons, P.T. races headlong toward an incendiary and life-altering showdown.

The Good Detective by John McMahon
March 19, 2019 | (PRH) G.P. Putnam's Sons | 9780525535539

 

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Southern Indie Bestsellers
 

For the week ending March 17. 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. Cemetery Road
Greg Iles, Morrow, $28.99, 9780062824615
3. Black Leopard, Red Wolf
Marlon James, Riverhead Books, $30, 9780735220171
4. Circe
Madeline Miller, Little Brown, $27, 9780316556347
5. Unto Us a Son Is Given
Donna Leon, Atlantic Monthly Press, $26, 9780802129116

 
HARDCOVER NONFICTION
 
1. Educated
Tara Westover, Random House, $28, 9780399590504
2. Becoming
Michelle Obama, Crown, $32.50, 9781524763138
3. Love Your Enemies: How Decent People Can Save America from the Culture of Contempt
Arthur C. Brooks, Broadside Books, $27.99, 9780062883759
4. Holy Envy: Finding God in the Faith of Others
Barbara Brown Taylor, HarperOne, $25.99, 9780062406569
5. Dreyer's English
Benjamin Dreyer, Random House, $25, 9780812995701
 
Special to the Southern List
 

See You in the Piazza: New Places to Discover in Italy Frances Mayes, Crown, $27,   Go Ahead in the Rain: Notes to a Tribe Called Quest Hanif Abdurraqib, University of Texas Press, $16.95, Circle Mac Barnett, Jon Klassen (Illus.), Candlewick, $15.99, 

 
 
 
FICTION of note
 

1. Where the Crawdads Sing
Delia Owens, Putnam, $26, 9780735219090
11. The Reckoning

John Grisham, Doubleday, $29.95, 9780385544153
10. Women in Sunlight
Frances Mayes, Broadway, $17, 9780451497673



 
NONFICTION of note
 
10. See You in the Piazza: New Places to Discover in Italy
Frances Mayes, Crown, $27, 9780451497697
8. The Last Castle

Denise Kiernan, Touchstone, $17, 9781476794051
9. The Power of Now
Eckhart Tolle, New World Library, $15, 9781577314806
14. Go Ahead in the Rain: Notes to a Tribe Called Quest
Hanif Abdurraqib, University of Texas Press, $16.95, 9781477316481

 
         
 
 
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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.
 

Maurice Carlos Ruffin Signs We Cast a Shadow  (author appearance)
Maurice Carlos Ruffin | 03/23/2019, 10:00 am | Sundog Books | Santa Rosa Beach, FL

Vegan Authors Timothy Pakron & Lauren Toyota Book Signing  (author appearance)
Timothy Pakron | 03/23/2019, 06:00 pm | Eagle Eye Book Shop | Decatur, GA

American Judas with Author Mickey Dubrow  (author appearance)
Mickey Dubrow | 03/23/2019, 06:00 pm | Firestorm Books & Coffee | Asheville, NC

Offsite Event: Rhine Spring Benefit 2019 featuring Mitch Horowitz at Duke Episcopal Center  (author appearance)
Mitch Horowitz | 03/23/2019, 07:00 pm | Flyleaf Books | Chapel Hill, NC

Frances Mayes, See You in the Piazza: New Places to Discover in Italy  (author appearance)
Frances Mayes | 03/23/2019, 11:00 am | McIntyre's Books | Pittsboro, NC

Bill Ferris, Voices of Mississippi  (author appearance)
Bill Ferris | 03/23/2019, 02:00 pm | McIntyre's Books | Pittsboro, NC

Wendall Thomas, Drowned Under: A Cyd Redondo Novel  (author appearance)
Wendall Thomas | 03/23/2019, 04:00 pm | McIntyre's Books | Pittsboro, NC

Author Event: Martha Kearse - Sun Is Up  (author appearance)
Martha Kearse | 03/23/2019, 11:00 am | Park Road Books | Charlotte, NC

Author Event: Amalie Jahn - Next to Last Mistake  (author appearance)
Amalie Jahn | 03/23/2019, 02:00 pm | Park Road Books | Charlotte, NC

Author event with Katy Bowser Hutson author of Now I Lay Me Down to Fight  (author appearance)
Katy Bowser | 03/23/2019, 02:00 pm | Parnassus Books | Nashville, TN

Sibling Signing - Carol and Mark Weston  (author appearance)
Carol Weston | 03/24/2019, 02:00 pm | Bookstore 1 Sarasota | Sarasota, FL

Poet Darius Daughtry  (author appearance)
Darius Daughtry | 03/24/2019, 03:00 pm | Copperfish Books | Punta Gorda, FL

The Outer Dark Symposium Weird Sisters Of Horror  (author appearance)
Selena Chambers | 03/24/2019, 01:00 pm | Eagle Eye Book Shop | Decatur, GA

William Guion: Quercus Louisiana: The Splendid Live Oaks of Louisiana   (author appearance)
William Guion | 03/24/2019, 02:00 pm | Garden District Book Shop | New Orleans, LA

Frances Mayes and SEE YOU IN THE PIAZZA  (author appearance)
Frances Mayes | 03/24/2019, 04:00 pm | Bookmarks | Winston-Salem, NC

Wilton Barnhardt presents Every True Pleasure: LGBTQ Tales of North Carolina  (author appearance)
Wilton Barnhardt | 03/24/2019, 03:00 pm | Malaprop's Bookstore & Cafe | Asheville, NC

Joy Yascone Elms, The Power of Divine Timing  (author appearance)
Joy Yascone | 03/24/2019, 02:00 pm | McIntyre's Books | Pittsboro, NC

NC Poets - Dorianne Laux and Gibbons Ruark  (author appearance)
Gibbons Ruark | 03/24/2019, 02:00 pm | Quail Ridge Books | Raleigh, NC

Sherry Paige Book Launch and Signing  (author appearance)
Sherry Paige | 03/24/2019, 02:00 pm | Landmark Booksellers | Franklin, TN

Cat and Nat's #MOMTRUTHS Live at the Carpenter Center!   (author appearance)
Cat and | 03/24/2019, 07:00 pm | Fountain Bookstore | Richmond, VA

Leah Penniman: FARMING WHILE BLACK  (author appearance)
Leah Penniman | 03/25/2019, 06:30 pm | Avid Bookshop | Athens, GA

Ken Wells  (author appearance)
Ken Wells | 03/26/2019, 06:00 pm | Page & Palette | Fairhope, AL

Robert Macomber  (author appearance)
Robert N. Macomber | 03/26/2019, 07:00 pm | Classic Bookshop of the Palm Beaches Inc. | Palm Beach, FL

Mike Lupica presents Robert B. Parker's Blood Feud  (author appearance)
Mike Lupica | 03/26/2019, 06:00 pm | Vero Beach Book Center | Vero Beach, FL

Samantha Downing in Conversation With Marti Dumas: My Lovely Wife   (author appearance)
Samantha Downing | 03/26/2019, 06:00 pm | Garden District Book Shop | New Orleans, LA

Greg Pizzoli signs The Book Hog  (author appearance)
Greg Pizzoli | 03/26/2019, 05:00 pm | Lemuria Books | Jackson, MS

Mary Carol Miller / Star of the West  (author appearance)
Mary Carol Miller | 03/26/2019, 05:30 pm | Turnrow Books | Greenwood, MS

Megan Griswold presents The Book of Help  (author appearance)
Megan Griswold | 03/26/2019, 06:00 pm | Malaprop's Bookstore & Cafe | Asheville, NC

Diane Chamberlain Book Club Meet & Greet  (author appearance)
Diane Chamberlain | 03/26/2019, 01:00 pm | Page 158 Books | Wake Forest, NC

Anna Jean Mayhew - Tomorrow's Bread  (author appearance)
Anna Jean Mayhew | 03/26/2019, 07:00 pm | Quail Ridge Books | Raleigh, NC

Robert Macomber  (author appearance)
Robert N. Macomber | 03/27/2019, 06:00 pm | Vero Beach Book Center | Vero Beach, FL

Wine ◊ Wisdom ◊ Words Presents: 100 Things To Do In Orlando  (author appearance)
Jon Busdeker | 03/27/2019, 06:30 pm | Writers Block Bookstore | Winter Park, FL

Tom Clavin signs Wild Bill  (author appearance)
Tom Clavin | 03/27/2019, 05:30 pm | Lemuria Books | Jackson, MS

4 on 4th with Local Authors  (author appearance)
Steve Cushman | 03/27/2019, 07:00 pm | Bookmarks | Winston-Salem, NC

Alice Bingham Gorman discusses her novel Valeria Vose, with author Lee Smith  (author appearance)
Alice Bingham Gorman | 03/27/2019, 06:00 pm | Flyleaf Books | Chapel Hill, NC

Sarah Enni presents Tell Me Everything, in conversation with Stephanie Perkins  (author appearance)
Sarah Enni | 03/27/2019, 06:00 pm | Malaprop's Bookstore & Cafe | Asheville, NC

Author Event: Norma Joyce Dougherty - Island Girl: A Triumph of Spirit  (author appearance)
Norma Joyce | 03/27/2019, 07:00 pm | Park Road Books | Charlotte, NC

Author event with Roger McNamee author of Zucked  (author appearance)
Roger McNamee | 03/27/2019, 06:30 pm | Parnassus Books | Nashville, TN

Robert Macomber  (author appearance)
Robert N. Macomber | 03/28/2019, 06:00 pm | Copperfish Books | Punta Gorda, FL

Damon Young: What Doesn't Kill You Makes You Blacker  (author appearance)
Damon Young | 03/28/2019, 06:00 pm | Charis Books & More | Atlanta, GA

Lovejoy Boteler signs Crooked Snake  (author appearance)
03/28/2019, 05:00 pm | Lemuria Books | Jackson, MS

Leanne Shapton on Thacker Mountain Radio with GUESTBOOK: GHOST STORIES  (author appearance)
Leanne Shapton | 03/28/2019, 06:00 pm | Square Books | Oxford, MS

William Sturkey discusses his new book Hattiesburg: An American City in Black and White  (author appearance)
William Sturkey | 03/28/2019, 07:00 pm | Flyleaf Books | Chapel Hill, NC

On the Road with Mesha Maren  (author appearance)
Mesha Maren | 03/28/2019, 06:00 pm | Main Street Books | Davidson, NC

Author Event: Ali Fitzgerald - Drawn to Berlin  (author appearance)
Ali Fitzgerald | 03/28/2019, 07:00 pm | Park Road Books | Charlotte, NC

Jeremy Holden - Halo of Power: A Mal Thomas Mystery  (author appearance)
Jeremy Holden | 03/28/2019, 05:30 pm | Quail Ridge Books | Raleigh, NC

Roger McNamee - Zucked: Waking Up to the Facebook Catastrophe  (author appearance)
Roger McNamee | 03/28/2019, 07:00 pm | Quail Ridge Books | Raleigh, NC

Author event with Diane Les Becquets author of The Last Woman in the Fores  (author appearance)
Diane Les Becquets | 03/28/2019, 06:30 pm | Parnassus Books | Nashville, TN

Karen Osborne Book Reading and Discussion  (author appearance)
Karen Osborne | 03/29/2019, 06:00 pm | Poetic Justice Books and Arts | Port St. Lucie, FL

Salvator Scibona with THE VOLUNTEER  (author appearance)
Salvator Scibona | 03/29/2019, 03:45 pm | Square Books | Oxford, MS

Sarah Pinsker presents Sooner or Later Everything Falls into the Sea  (author appearance)
Sarah Pinsker | 03/29/2019, 06:00 pm | Malaprop's Bookstore & Cafe | Asheville, NC

E Vernon F Glenn - Friday Calls: A Southern Novel  (author appearance)
03/29/2019, 05:00 pm | The Country Bookshop | Southern Pines, NC

Kristin Wright  (author appearance)
Kristin Wright | 03/29/2019, 11:00 am | Litchfield Books | Pawleys Island, SC

Author event with River Jordan author of Confessions of a Christian Mysti  (author appearance)
River Jordan | 03/29/2019, 06:30 pm | Parnassus Books | Nashville, TN

Roger Johns Signs River of Secrets  (author appearance)
Roger Johns | 03/30/2019, 11:00 am | Sundog Books | Santa Rosa Beach, FL

Wright Thompson with THE COST OF THESE DREAMS  (author appearance)
Wright Thompson | 03/30/2019, 05:00 pm | Square Books | Oxford, MS

Steve Miller with NC Civil War Unionists  (author appearance)
Steve Miller | 03/30/2019, 01:00 pm | City Lights Bookstore | Sylva, NC

Nourish Your Tribe with Nicole Margryta  (author appearance)
Nicole Margryta | 03/30/2019, 04:00 pm | Main Street Books | Davidson, NC

Rosemary Poole-Carter Book Launch  (author appearance)
Rosemary Poole-Carter | 03/30/2019, 02:00 pm | Page 158 Books | Wake Forest, NC

Author Event: Kent Walker - Soldier of the Secret Wars  (author appearance)
Kent Walker | 03/30/2019, 11:00 am | Park Road Books | Charlotte, NC

Gillian McDunn - Caterpillar Summer  (author appearance)
Gillian McDunn | 03/30/2019, 02:00 pm | Quail Ridge Books | Raleigh, NC

Author event with Clea Shearer and Joanna Teplin at Harding Academy  (author appearance)
Clea Shearer | 03/30/2019, 02:00 pm | Parnassus Books | Nashville, TN

Launch Party for Natalie Lloyd’s OVER the MOON!  (author appearance)
Natalie Lloyd | 03/30/2019, 04:00 pm | Star Line Books | Chattanooga, TN

Genie Massey Signs "Murdered Without Cause"Genie Massey Signs "Murdered Without Cause"  (author appearance)
Genie Massey | 3/23/2019, 1:00 PM | Wordsworth Bookstore | Little Rock, AR

Gwendolyn Jones Campbell signs A Day at the Fair  (author appearance)
Gwendolyn Jones Campbell | 3/23/2019, 5:30 PM | Lorelei Books | Vicksburg, MS

Reading & Signing - Every True Pleasure: LGBTQ Tales of NC  (author appearance)
Wilton Barnhardt | 3/23/2019, 3:00 PM | Foggy Pine Books | Boone, NC

Aim High. Ask Why. Book Signing with Sonja Mustiful  (author appearance)
Sonja Mustiful | 3/23/2019, 2:00 PM | novel. | Memphis, TN

Kidpreneur Kinyah Bean: Chillin My Way to Success!  (author appearance)
Kinyah Bean | 3/24/2019, 2:00 PM | novel. | Memphis, TN

Nishta J. Mehra in Conversation with David Waters  (author appearance)
Nishta J. Mehra | 3/26/2019, 6:00 PM | novel. | Memphis, TN

Larry Jorgensen - The Coca-Cola Trail  (author appearance)
Larry Jorgensen | 3/28/2019, 5:30 PM | Lorelei Books | Vicksburg, MS

Downing Pryor Visiting Artist Chris Sickels: Elvis Is King!  (author appearance)
Chris Sickels | 3/29/2019, 6:00 PM | novel. | Memphis, TN

Story Time and Book Signing: The Small Grey Goat  (author appearance)
Sara Ernst | 3/30/2019, 10:30 AM | Givens Books & Little Dickens | Lynchburg, VA

Book Signing with A.D. Hopkins  (author appearance)
A.D. Hopkins | 3/30/2019, 2:00 PM | Givens Books & Little Dickens | Lynchburg, VA

 

 
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