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LADY BANKS COMMONPLACE BOOK
 
Week of November 8, 2018
 
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The Commonplace Book | Read This! | The List | {Book} Trailer Park | Okra Picks | Southern Indie Bestsellers | Events
 
 
{On the difficulties of being profound and funny.}
 
In which Ms. Julia McCrae Kudravetz consults Mr. Darwin's book of colors, Ms. Natasha Trethewey considers poetry the best way of communicating, and Mr. Ace Atkins admires people who can be simultaneously profound and funny.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Dearest Readers
 

Love Your BookstoreSaturday is the start of the Love Your Bookstore Challenge -- a week-long celebration of brick-and-mortar bookstores. Readers are encouraged to:

  • Go into their favorite bookstore between November 10 – 16
  • Take a picture with a book they love or want to gift this holiday season
  • Post it on social media with the hashtag #loveyourbookstore
  • Challenge 3-5 friends to take the Love Your Bookstore Challenge

There are a host of bookish prizes to be had...from gift cards and memberships to Libro.fm, to bookbags, coffee mugs, t-shirts, and of course plenty of actual books. Also, MadLibs. Surely that alone is worth any amount of extra effort.

Not that her ladyship, the editor's readers need such inducements to go into a bookstore, or indeed to love one.

Another thing readers will be able to do come the weekend is cast their vote for The Southern Book Prize.

Ballots will be available at participating bookstores, and online starting November 10th.


 

Read independently, and shop local.

 
 
her ladyship, the editar
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.
 

Quiver

When he was young, before he got married and had us kids, Daddy used to train Tennessee Walking Horses. The horses would shy away from him at first or buck or run, but over time, he broke them so they'd canter when he said canter or jump when he said jump. Some horses were easy to break, but others fought to stay free. Daddy always says the fighters were the horses that turned out best. They had spirit, and once you corrected them so their spirit turned to obedience instead of wildness, they were the horses you could really count on.
Daddy says I'm like one of those horses.

According to Mama, I was wild when I was little. She says the firstborn is always headstrong. The children that come along after aren't in danger of thinking the world revolves around them like the firstborn is. That said, any danger I had of thinking I was the center of the universe passed a long time ago. I'm the oldest of six, and Mama's expecting number seven in the fall.

 

--Julia Watts, Quiver (Three Rooms Press, 2018) 9781941110669

 

 

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



Grim Lovelies by Megan Shepherd
Megan Shepherd has done it again with Grim Lovelies: a book so perfectly formed one can't imagine that it hasn't been around forever. It's simply a classic. Anouk was enchanted from animal to human by a Witch who holds her captive as a household slave. She and the other "Beasties" will do anything to preserve their humanity. She wishes to be like the "Pretties" (humans) with their fast cars and high fashion she can see from the small window in her Parisian townhouse/prison. But there is SO much more!! Anouk and her other Beastie friends discover that they have more power than they have been led to believe if they can only beat the clock and keep the spell safe forever. This is not a sufficient description for this book. Great diversity of characters! There are also Goblins!!!! Really cool Goblins!!!

Grim Lovelies by Megan Shepherd, recommended by Fountain Books, Richmond, VA.

 



Protest Kitchen: Fight Injustice, Save the Planet, and Fuel Your Resistance One Meal at a Time by Carol J. Adams, Virginia Messina
I can't wait to handsell this book. Like many aspiring vegans, I know there are hundreds of reasons (including and addition to the health-related ones) to adopt a vegan diet. In Protest Kitchen, readers learn how their food choices relate to politics, health, economics, pollution, the environment, misogyny, and so much more--this is fascinating stuff. I love the way the book combines recipes with recommended actions for people who want to make a change (even if they're not quite ready to adopt all the suggestions quite yet!). 

Protest Kitchen: Fight Injustice, Save the Planet, and Fuel Your Resistance One Meal at a Time by Carol J. Adams, Virginia Messina ($16.95*, Conari Press), recommended by Avid Bookshop, Athens, GA.

 
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News of a literary nature

Monument"Over the years I came to see that poetry was the best way we had of communicating, of really hearing each other. "

keep reading: Natasha Trethewey, By the Book

 

 

 

 

 

True Grit"It’s one thing to be profound, but profound and funny is absolute talent. "

keep reading: Why Charles Portis is Ace Atkins' favorite crime writer

 

 

 

 

 

 

River of Secrets"That was my first time away from home when I moved from Alexandria to Baton Rouge, so that’s when the world sort of opened up to me."

keep reading: How Baton Rouge became home

 

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The List: Barbara's Picks, Bookmarks, Winston-Salem, NC

 

After a long day working, I look forward to making a cup of cherry blossom green tea and settling down to read a good book with my dog, Dolce, at my side. (via)

Dreadful Young LadiesThe Best Cook In the WorldWaking LionsWomen in Sunlight

 
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Meet Julia McCrea Kudravetz, New Dominion Bookshop, Charlottesville, VA


Julia McCrea KudravetzName:  Julia McCrea Kudravetz 

Store and location: The New Dominion Bookshop, Charlottesville, VA.

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Number of years as a bookseller:  I purchased the shop after being manager. I was hired as manager after the sudden passing of Carol Troxell, the owner for the previous 30 years. Previously, I ran a local Reading Series and taught English through the local community college. I got involved with the store by doing their social media and selling books off-site at the reading series I hosted.

Best part about being a bookseller?The conversations I have with people from all walks of life. We have students, international tourists, authors, young kids, everyone coming into this shop.

What book(s) are you reading?:Right now I am reading to prepare for our annual Christmas List, a mailing we do of our top recommendations from the past year. All those books are featured in a "Holiday Market" on our second floor; this is a fantastic store tradition that helps guide holiday gift purchases.  Currently I'm reading a book called Ninth Street Women and learning a lot about the New York Art scene in the first half of the 20th century.

Werner's Nomenclature of ColorsFavorite handsell of 2018: I think Werner's Nomenclature of Colors, a pocket-size facsimile re-issue from Smithsonian Books, is a lovely book for artists and scientists. Each color is described in such a poetic, specific manner; this was the book that Charles Darwin took on his famous voyage.  I love to handsell this book as a unique gift.

Best thing you did this year at your store: Hard to say, but we did rent out the local historic theater, the Paramount, and hosted 1,041 people there for a conversation with Jon Meacham and John Grisham. It raised the profile of our shop, and lead us to believe we can do these 1,000-person off-site events for major international authors in the future.

What are some ways you work with your community?: We partner with a lot of local non-profits in various ways. Sometimes, it's  donating 10 books to a silent auction, other times it's cosponsoring an author or an event. We offer our rose garden as a calm space where people can read on their lunch hour.  The shop hosts a book group, an open-mic for young writers and songwriters, and the MFA Reading Series from the University of Virginia. All of these partnerships bring new people into the shop and provide a space for literary community.

Do you have any community partners you work with regularly?: We partner strongly with the Virginia Festival of the Book, which hosts over 20 events at our shop during the book festival in March.  www.vabook.org

Do you have passions that carry over into your bookselling life?: Certainly reading and writing are a passion that carry over; plus I get to see all the new books coming out every week.

Top priority for 2018: We have a lot of priorities, but one of my top ones is paying all booksellers a decent wage in an expensive college town.  Other goals are having more locals who have never visited the shop become regular customers.

 

 
Lady Banks' {Book} Trailer Park: One on One with Kate DiCamillo

Kate DiCamillo 

"I have a notebook where I keep this running list of ideas and this voice of Louisiana just would not go away.'"

 

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The Okra Pick(s) of the Week
 

 

 


Louisiana's Way Home by Kate DiCamillo

From two-time Newbery Medalist Kate DiCamillo comes a story of discovering who you are — and deciding who you want to be.

When Louisiana Elefante’s granny wakes her up in the middle of the night to tell her that the day of reckoning has arrived and they have to leave home immediately, Louisiana isn’t overly worried. After all, Granny has many middle-of-the-night ideas. But this time, things are different. This time, Granny intends for them never to return. Separated from her best friends, Raymie and Beverly, Louisiana struggles to oppose the winds of fate (and Granny) and find a way home. But as Louisiana’s life becomes entwined with the lives of the people of a small Georgia town — including a surly motel owner, a walrus-like minister, and a mysterious boy with a crow on his shoulder — she starts to worry that she is destined only for good-byes. (Which could be due to the curse on Louisiana's and Granny’s heads. But that is a story for another time.) 

Called “one of DiCamillo’s most singular and arresting creations” by The New York Times Book Review, the heartbreakingly irresistible Louisiana Elefante was introduced to readers in Raymie Nightingale — and now, with humor and tenderness, Kate DiCamillo returns to tell her story.

Louisiana's Way Home by Kate DiCamillo
Candlewick Press | 9780763694630 | October 2, 2018
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Quiver by Julia Watts

Set in rural Tennessee, Quiver, a YA novel by Julia Watts, focuses on the unlikely friendship between two teens from opposite sides of the culture wars. 

Libby is the oldest child of six, going on seven, in a family that adheres to the "quiverfull" lifestyle: strict evangelical Christians who believe that they should have as many children as God allows because children are like arrows in the quiver of "God's righteous warriors." Meanwhile, her new neighbor, Zo is a gender fluid teen whose feminist, socialist, vegetarian family recently relocated from the city in search of a less stressful life. Zo and hir family are as far to the left ideologically as Libby's family is to the right, and yet Libby and Zo, who are the same age, feel a connection that leads them to friendship--a friendship that seems doomed from the start because of their families' differences. 

Through deft storytelling, built upon extraordinary character development, author Watts offers a close examination of the contemporary compartmentalization of social interactions. The tensions that spring from their families' cultural differences reflect the pointed conflicts found in today's society, and illuminate a path for broader consideration.

Quiver by Julia Watts
Three Rooms Press | 9781941110669 | October 16, 2018
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Southern Indie Bestsellers
 

For the week ending November 4. 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. The Reckoning
John Grisham, Doubleday, $29.95, 9780385544153
2. Unsheltered
Barbara Kingsolver, Harper, $29.99, 9780062684561
3. Dark Sacred Night
Michael Connelly, Little Brown, $29, 9780316484800
4. The Next Person You Meet in Heaven
Mitch Albom, Harper, $23.99, 9780062294449
5. The Witch Elm
Tana French, Viking, $28, 9780735224629

 
HARDCOVER NONFICTION
 
1. Fear: Trump in the White House
Bob Woodward, S&S, $30, 9781501175510
2. Almost Everything: Notes on Hope
Anne Lamott, Riverhead, $20, 9780525537441
3. Dare to Lead: Brave Work. Tough Conversations. Whole Hearts.
Brené Brown, Random House, $28, 9780399592522
4. In Pieces
Sally Field, Grand Central, $29, 9781538763025
5. Cook Like a Pro: Recipes and Tips for Home Cooks
Ina Garten, Clarkson Potter, $35, 9780804187046
 
Special to the Southern List
 

In Pieces Sally Field, Grand Central, $29,  Carnegie's Maid Marie Benedict, Sourcebooks Landmark, $15.99, Strangers in Budapest Jessica Keener, Algonquin Books, $15.95, Useful Phrases for Immigrants: Stories May-Lee Chai, Blair, $16.95, 

 
 
 
FICTION of note
 

9. Where the Crawdads Sing
Delia Owens, Putnam, $26, 9780735219090
9. Carnegie's Maid
Marie Benedict, Sourcebooks Landmark, $15.99, 9781492662709
13. Strangers in Budapest
Jessica Keener, Algonquin Books, $15.95, 9781616208646
15. Useful Phrases for Immigrants: Stories
May-Lee Chai, Blair, $16.95, 9780932112767

5. Orphan Island
Laurel Snyder, Walden Pond Press, $6.99, 9780062443427
7. Looking for Alaska (Penguin Minis)
John Green, Dutton Books for Young Readers, $12, 9780525555711

 
NONFICTION of note
 
4. In Pieces
Sally Field, Grand Central, $29, 9781538763025
13. Whiskey in a Teacup: What Growing Up in the South Taught Me About Life, Love, and Baking Biscuits
Reese Witherspoon, Touchstone, $35, 9781501166273
7. Hillbilly Elegy
J.D. Vance, Harper, $16.99, 9780062300553
9. Outliers
Malcolm Gladwell, Back Bay, $16.99, 9780316017930
11. We Were Eight Years in Power: An American Tragedy
Ta-Nehisi Coates, One World, $18, 9780399590573
13. The Gulf: The Making of an American Sea
Jack E. Davis, Liveright, $17.95, 9781631494024
14. What You Are Getting Wrong about Appalachia
Elizabeth Catte, Belt Publishing, $16.95, 9780998904146
8. Smithsonian: Timelines of Everything
DK Children, $29.99, 9781465474933
 
         
 
 
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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.
 

Karyn W. Tunks  (author appearance)
Karyn W. | 11/10/2018, 10:30 am | Page & Palette | Fairhope, AL

The Importance of Community in Cozy Mysteries  (author appearance)
Nancy J. Cohen | 11/10/2018, 06:00 pm | Murder on the Beach Mystery Bookstore | Delray Beach, FL

Liane Moriarty - Nine Perfect Strangers   (author appearance)
Liane Moriarty | 11/10/2018, 08:00 pm | A Cappella Books | Atlanta, GA

Kiese Laymon for Heavy: An American Memoir  (author appearance)
Kiese Laymon | 11/10/2018, 06:00 pm | Avid Bookshop | Athens, GA

The Work My Soul Was Called to Do: Black Lesbian Activism in the New South  (author appearance)
E.Patrick Johnson | 11/10/2018, 07:30 pm | Charis Books & More | Atlanta, GA

Sarah McCoy, Marilla of Green Gables  (author appearance)
Sarah McCoy | 11/10/2018, 02:00 pm | FoxTale Book Shoppe | Woodstock, GA

Flore Clark  (author appearance)
Flore Clark | 11/10/2018, 03:00 pm | Tall Tales Atlanta | Atlanta, GA

Harrison Scott Key  (author appearance)
Harrison Scott Key | 11/10/2018, 06:00 pm | Octavia Books | New Orleans, LA

Glenda Beall and Estelle Rice  (author appearance)
Glenda Beall | 11/10/2018, 03:00 pm | City Lights Bookstore | Sylva, NC

L. M. Elliott – Hamilton and Peggy! A Revolutionary Friendship  (author appearance)
L. M. Elliott | 11/10/2018, 11:00 am | McIntyre's Books | Pittsboro, NC

Children's Author Event: Viviane Elbee - Teach Your Giraffe to Ski  (author appearance)
Viviane Elbee | 11/10/2018, 11:00 am | Park Road Books | Charlotte, NC

Author Event: Laura King Edwards - Run to the Light  (author appearance)
Laura King | 11/10/2018, 02:00 pm | Park Road Books | Charlotte, NC

Mike Lupica - No Slam Dunk  (author appearance)
Mike Lupica | 11/10/2018, 06:00 pm | Quail Ridge Books | Raleigh, NC

Unicorn Press Reading with Wayne Johns & Claire Millikin  (author appearance)
Claire Millikin | 11/10/2018, 07:00 pm | Scuppernong Books | Greensboro, NC

South Carolina Mystery Writers in Conversation: David Burnsworth and John Carenen  (author appearance)
David Burnsworth | 11/10/2018, 01:00 pm | Hub City Books | Spartanburg, SC

George W. Grider, Jr. signing Crossing Borders: John W. Spence  (author appearance)
George W. | 11/10/2018, 02:00 pm | novel. | Memphis, TN

Austin Smith and William Wylie  (author appearance)
Austin Smith | 11/10/2018, 07:00 pm | New Dominion Bookshop | Virginia, VA

Sandy Fernandez  (author appearance)
Sandy Fernandez | 11/11/2018, 05:00 pm | Books & Books, Inc. | Coral Gables, FL

Anna Quindlen - Alternate Side   (author appearance)
Anna Quindlen | 11/11/2018, 03:30 pm | A Cappella Books | Atlanta, GA

Kiese Laymon, Joan Morgan, and Regina Bradley: Love, Land, and Language  (author appearance)
Kiese Laymon | 11/11/2018, 06:00 pm | Charis Books & More | Atlanta, GA

Book Signing: City of a Million Dreams: A History of New Orleans at Year 300 by Jason Berry  (author appearance)
Jason Berry | 11/11/2018, 02:00 pm | The Conundrum | St. Francisville, LA

Marianna Crane Discusses Stories from the Tenth-Floor Clinic: a Nurse Practitioner Remembers  (author appearance)
Marianna Crane | 11/11/2018, 2:00 PM | Flyleaf Books | Chapel Hill, NC

Susan Harlan presents Decorating a Room of One's Own  (author appearance)
Susan Harlan | 11/11/2018, 03:00 pm | Malaprop's Bookstore & Cafe | Asheville, NC

Ellen Polishuk – Start Your Farm: The Authoritative Guide to Becoming A Sustainable 21st Century Farmer  (author appearance)
Ellen Polishuk | 11/11/2018, 02:00 pm | McIntyre's Books | Pittsboro, NC

Author Event: Heather W Cobham  (author appearance)
Heather W. Cobham | 11/11/2018, 01:00 pm | Page 158 Books | Wake Forest, NC

Author Event: Leighton Ford - Places of the Heart  (author appearance)
Leighton Ford | 11/11/2018, 02:00 pm | Park Road Books | Charlotte, NC

Sara Foster - Pie: A Savor the South Cookbook  (author appearance)
Sara Foster | 11/11/2018, 12:00 pm | Quail Ridge Books | Raleigh, NC

In Conversation: How Race Impacts an Interracial Friendship with Patrice Gopo  (author appearance)
Patrice Gopo | 11/11/2018, 03:00 pm | Scuppernong Books | Greensboro, NC

Author event with Sheryl Ness author of Love in a Tuscan Kitchen  (author appearance)
Sheryl Ness | 11/11/2018, 02:00 pm | Parnassus Books | Nashville, TN

Portals: Glennray Tutor in Conversation with Jay Etkin and Greg Thompson  (author appearance)
Glennray Tutor | 11/11/2018, 02:00 pm | novel. | Memphis, TN

Libby McNamee Book Launch: Susanna's Midnight Ride  (author appearance)
Libby McNamee | 11/11/2018, 02:00 pm | New Dominion Bookshop | Virginia, VA

GennaRose Nethercott Booksigning  (author appearance)
Genna Rose Nethercott | 11/12/2018, 06:00 pm | The Haunted Book Shop | Mobile, AL

Maria Olsen: 50 After 50: Reframing the Next Chapter of Your Life  (author appearance)
Maria Olsen | 11/12/2018, 06:00 pm | Garden District Book Shop | New Orleans, LA

Emiko Jean, Robin LaFevers, Rebecca Schaeffer, & Megan Shepard - Fall Fantasy Tour  (author appearance)
Megan Shepard | 11/12/2018, 05:00 pm | Square Books | Oxford, MS

Anne Fitten Glenn presents Western North Carolina Beer: A Mountain Brew History  (author appearance)
Anne Fitten | 11/12/2018, 06:00 pm | Malaprop's Bookstore & Cafe | Asheville, NC

Author Event: B.A. Shapiro -The Collectors Apprentice  (author appearance)
B.A. Shapiro | 11/12/2018, 07:00 pm | Park Road Books | Charlotte, NC

Ben Fountain, Beautiful Country Burn Again  (author appearance)
Ben Fountain | 11/12/2018, 07:00 pm | Scuppernong Books | Greensboro, NC

Author Talk - Tamara Copeland "Daughters of the Dream"  (author appearance)
Tamara Copeland | 11/12/2018, 07:00 pm | Book No Further | Roanoke, VA

Harrison Scott Key  (author appearance)
Harrison Scott Key | 11/13/2018, 06:00 pm | Page & Palette | Fairhope, AL

Writers at the Wrecking Bar - Paula Saunders - The Distance Home  (author appearance)
Paula Saunders | 11/13/2018, 07:00 pm | A Cappella Books | Atlanta, GA

Writers at the Wrecking Bar - Paula Saunders with The Distance Home   (author appearance)
Paula Saunders | 11/13/2018, 07:00 pm | A Cappella Books | Atlanta, GA

David E. Sanger - The Perfect Weapon   (author appearance)
David E. | 11/13/2018, 07:30 pm | A Cappella Books | Atlanta, GA

Anya Martin Book Launch for Sleeping With The Monster  (author appearance)
Anya Martin | 11/13/2018 | Eagle Eye Book Shop | Decatur, GA

Jason Berry: City of a Million Dreams: A History of New Orleans at Year 300  (author appearance)
Jason Berry | 11/13/2018, 06:00 pm | Garden District Book Shop | New Orleans, LA

Michael Tisserand - KRAZY - paperback release party  (author appearance)
Michael Tisserand | 11/13/2018, 06:00 pm | Octavia Books | New Orleans, LA

Paige Williams with THE DINOSAUR ARTIST  (author appearance)
Paige Williams | 11/13/2018, 05:00 pm | Square Books | Oxford, MS

Ben Fountain presents Beautiful Country Burn Again: Democracy, Rebellion, and Revolution in conversation with Wiley Cash  (author appearance)
Ben Fountain | 11/13/2018, 06:00 pm | Malaprop's Bookstore & Cafe | Asheville, NC

Natasha Ngan - Girls of Paper and Fire  (author appearance)
Natasha Ngan | 11/13/2018, 07:00 pm | Quail Ridge Books | Raleigh, NC

Scott Reintgen: Nyxia Unleashed  (author appearance)
Scott Reintgen | 11/13/2018, 04:00 pm | The Country Bookshop | Southern Pines, NC

Kathryn Taylor book signing  (author appearance)
Kathryn Taylor | 11/13/2018, 11:00 am | Buxton Books | Charleston, SC

Lee Zacharias: Reading and Signing  (author appearance)
Lee Zacharias | 11/13/2018, 07:00 pm | Hub City Books | Spartanburg, SC

Joseph Kelly Author of Marooned  (author appearance)
Joseph Kelly | 11/13/2018, 11:00 am | Litchfield Books | Pawleys Island, SC

Laura Holt Book Talk and Signing  (author appearance)
Laura Holt | 11/13/2018, 06:00 pm | Fiction Addiction | Greenville, SC

A Toast with Ann Patchett and Heidi Ross  (author appearance)
Ann Patchett | 11/13/2018, 05:30 pm | Parnassus Books | Nashville, TN

YA author event with Megan Shepherd, R.L. LaFevers, Emiko Jean, and Rebecca Schaeffer at Woodland Middle School  (author appearance)
Megan Shepherd | 11/13/2018, 06:30 pm | Parnassus Books | Nashville, TN

Natasha Solomons  (author appearance)
Natasha Solomons | 11/14/2018, 12:00 pm | Page & Palette | Fairhope, AL

Amber Mitchell presents War Of The Wilted  (author appearance)
Amber Mitchell | 11/14/2018, 06:00 pm | Vero Beach Book Center | Vero Beach, FL

Sally Kohn - The Opposite of Hate   (author appearance)
Sally Kohn | 11/14/2018, 07:30 pm | A Cappella Books | Atlanta, GA

Jason Berry - CITY OF A MILLION DREAMS: A History of New Orleans at Year 300  (author appearance)
Jason Berry | 11/14/2018, 06:00 pm | Octavia Books | New Orleans, LA

Bob Drury with VALLEY FORGE  (author appearance)
Bob Drury | 11/14/2018, 05:00 pm | Square Books | Oxford, MS

Hanif Abdurraqib at the End of All Music with THEY CANT KILL US UNTIL THEY KILL US  (author appearance)
Hanif Abdurraqib | 11/14/2018, 07:00 pm | Square Books | Oxford, MS

Kiese Laymon - Heavy  (author appearance)
Kiese Laymon | 11/14/2018, 05:30 pm | Turnrow Books | Greenwood, MS

Leslie Zemeckis presents Feuding Fan Dancers in conversation with Tessa Fontaine  (author appearance)
Leslie Zemeckis | 11/14/2018, 06:00 pm | Malaprop's Bookstore & Cafe | Asheville, NC

Author Event: Mary Harrell - Mythmaker  (author appearance)
Mary Harrell | 11/14/2018, 06:30 pm | Park Road Books | Charlotte, NC

Ben Fountain - Beautiful Country Burn Again  (author appearance)
Ben Fountain | 11/14/2018, 07:00 pm | Quail Ridge Books | Raleigh, NC

Randy Bell, Conversation with America: Confronting the Divisive  (author appearance)
Randy Bell | 11/14/2018, 07:00 pm | Scuppernong Books | Greensboro, NC

Art Chansky: Blue Blood II: Duke-Carolina  (author appearance)
Art Chansky | 11/14/2018, 05:00 pm | The Country Bookshop | Southern Pines, NC

Author event with Leif Enger author of Virgil Wander  (author appearance)
Leif Enger | 11/14/2018, 06:30 pm | Parnassus Books | Nashville, TN

Winston Groom  (author appearance)
Winston Groom | 11/15/2018, 07:00 am | Page & Palette | Fairhope, AL

Dylan Thuras -The Atlas Obscura Explorer  (author appearance)
Dylan Thuras | 11/15/2018, 06:00 pm | Books & Books at the Studios | Key West, FL

Cliterati Open No Mic Featuring Danielle Hanson -- Fraying Edge of the Sky  (author appearance)
Danielle Hanson | 11/15/2018, 07:30 pm | Charis Books & More | Atlanta, GA

Natasha Ngan, Girls of Paper and Fire  (author appearance)
Natasha Ngan | 11/15/2018, 06:30 pm | FoxTale Book Shoppe | Woodstock, GA

Eugenia Kim - THE KINSHIP OF SECRETS  (author appearance)
Eugenia Kim | 11/15/2018, 06:00 pm | Octavia Books | New Orleans, LA

Harrison Scott Key at the Lyric with CONGRATULATIONS, WHO ARE YOU AGAIN?  (author appearance)
Harrison Scott Key | 11/15/2018, 06:00 pm | Square Books | Oxford, MS

Hank Burdine at the Lyric on Thacker Mountain Radio  (author appearance)
Hank Burdine | 11/15/2018, 06:00 pm | Square Books | Oxford, MS

Did You Just Eat That?  (author appearance)
Brian Sheldon | 11/15/2018, 6:30 PM | Bookmarks | Winston-Salem, NC

Michael Tisserand presents Krazy: George Herriman, a Life in Black and White  (author appearance)
Michael Tisserand | 11/15/2018, 06:00 pm | Malaprop's Bookstore & Cafe | Asheville, NC

Author Event: Kara Richardson Whitley - Gorge: My Journey Up Kilimanjaro  (author appearance)
Kara Richardson | 11/15/2018, 07:00 pm | Park Road Books | Charlotte, NC

Rob Dunn - Never Home Alone: From Microbes to Millipedes, Camel Crickets, and Honeybees, the Natural History of Where We Live (Offsite Event)  (author appearance)
Rob Dunn | 11/15/2018, 07:00 pm | Quail Ridge Books | Raleigh, NC

David Grann - The White Darkness'(Ticketed Event)  (author appearance)
David Grann | 11/15/2018, 07:00 pm | Quail Ridge Books | Raleigh, NC

Annie Hallinan - Local Childrens Book Author  (author appearance)
Annie Hallinan | 11/15/2018, 05:00 pm | The Country Bookshop | Southern Pines, NC

In Conversation with Art Chansky  (author appearance)
Art Chansky | 11/15/2018, 07:00 pm | Hub City Books | Spartanburg, SC

Bob Strother Launch Party  (author appearance)
Bob Strother | 11/15/2018, 05:30 pm | Fiction Addiction | Greenville, SC

Reading and Book Signing with Corey Mesler  (author appearance)
Corey Mesler | 11/15/2018, 05:30 pm | Burke's Book Store | Memphis, TN

Author event with CJ Casciotta author of Get Weird  (author appearance)
CJ Casciotta | 11/15/2018, 06:30 pm | Parnassus Books | Nashville, TN

Bob Drury: Valley Forge  (author appearance)
Bob Drury | 11/15/2018, 06:00 pm | novel. | Memphis, TN

Adam Nemett Book Launch: We Can Save Us All  (author appearance)
Adam Nemett | 11/15/2018, 06:00 pm | New Dominion Bookshop | Virginia, VA

Book Signing • Christopher L. McIlwain, Sr.  (author appearance)
Christopher L. | 11/16/2018, 05:30 pm | Ernest & Hadley Booksellers | Tuscaloosa, AL

Joan Cochran Booksigning  (author appearance)
Joan Cochran | 11/16/2018, 07:00 pm | Murder on the Beach Mystery Bookstore | Delray Beach, FL

Rien Fertel: Drive-by Truckers' Southern Rock Opera (33 1/3)  (author appearance)
Rien Fertel | 11/16/2018, 06:00 pm | Avid Bookshop | Athens, GA

Sarah Osborne  (author appearance)
Sarah Osborne | 11/16/2018, 02:00 pm | Tall Tales Atlanta | Atlanta, GA

Robin Gaiser presents Open for Lunch  (author appearance)
Robin Gaiser | 11/16/2018, 06:00 pm | Malaprop's Bookstore & Cafe | Asheville, NC

Joseph Burgo - Shame: Free Yourself, Find Joy, and Build True Self-Esteem  (author appearance)
Joseph Burgo | 11/16/2018, 07:00 pm | Quail Ridge Books | Raleigh, NC

Natasha Solomons Author of House of Gold  (author appearance)
Natasha Solomons | 11/16/2018, 11:00 am | Litchfield Books | Pawleys Island, SC

Megan Baxter Book Launch  (author appearance)
Megan Baxter | 11/16/2018, 08:00 pm | Fiction Addiction | Greenville, SC

YA author event with Courtney Stevens, author of Four Three Two One  (author appearance)
Courtney C. Stevens | 11/16/2018, 06:30 pm | Parnassus Books | Nashville, TN

Harrison Scott Key: Congratulations, Who Are You Again?  (author appearance)
Harrison Scott Key | 11/16/2018, 07:00 pm | novel. | Memphis, TN

November Reading Series  (author appearance)
T. R. | 11/16/2018, 07:00 pm | New Dominion Bookshop | Virginia, VA

 

 

 
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