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Week of July 12, 2018

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{On the perfect job.}

In which Ms. Lee Smith adds some letters after her name, Ms. Lisa Wingate learned to write between little boy nap-times, her ladyship, the editor, turns on her television, and Mr. John Cavalier deals in inspiration.

Dearest readers,

Her ladyship, the editor, plans to be watching television this weekend.

Yes, you read that correctly, dear readers. It's rare for her ladyship to spend a weekend day indoors, but then, the Wimbledon Women's Finals only come one day a year. Her ladyship's fondness for tennis is founded in childhood memories: it is one of the sports she remembers watching with her grandmother. It was the sport she played in high school, where her coach, Mr. Evans, taught her lessons in perseverance and self-confidence that she remains grateful for to this day.

And of course, her ladyship counts herself lucky to be of the era of the Williams sisters, who seem to epitomize the qualities Coach Evans worked to bring out in his young players -- perseverance, confidence, the desire to meet every challenge, but also sportsmanship and grace under pressure. When Serena Williams steps out onto the Wimbledon court tomorrow to play, less than a year after giving birth to her daughter, all those qualities are on display:


Game Changers by Lesa Cline-Ransome, James Ransome
The Williams sisters get their due in this spot-on biography by the husband and wife author/illustrator team. Venus and Serena’s power, grace and competitive spirit come shining through in the words, and the vibrant illustrations—check out the two-page spread of the Williams family cleaning the tennis courts as the sun rises with the pinks and oranges simply popping off the page!—are the perfect accompaniment to this story of two of the most dominant athletes of our time. 

Game Changers by Lesa Cline-Ransome, James Ransome ($17.99*, Simon & Schuster/Paula Wiseman Books), recommended by Flyleaf Books, Chapel Hill, NC.

The garden and the lawn mowing can wait.

Read Independently! And shop local.


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.

Smack Dab in the Middle of Maybe

Turns out, it’s easier than you might think to sneak out
of town smuggling a live cricket, three pocketfuls of jerky,
and two bags of half-paid-for merchandise from Thelma’s
Cash ’n’ Carry grocery store.

The hard part was getting up the guts to go.

It happened like this: There I was in Thelma’s produce
section, running my fingers up and down a bundle of collards. Collards never did make for good eating, but I was wondering if maybe they were some kind of sign that it was time for me to skedaddle. Collards always reminded me of Mama. She used to make me drawing paper out of collards, sumac seeds, dryer lint, and newspaper Daddy chopped up in his wood chipper. She plunked things in her paper the way other people stuck things in scrapbooks. Thread from the hem of her wedding dress, a four-leaf clover, Daddy’s first gray hair. Mama’s paper held so much life, it made my drawings pop right off the page.

That was the kind of mama and daddy I used to have.

--Jo Hackl, Smack Dab in the Middle of Maybe (Random House Books for Young Readers, 2018) 9780399557385


 

Willa of the WoodWilla crept through the darkened forest, following the faint scent of chimney smoke on the midnight air. The silver strands of the clouds passing in front of the moon cloaked her movements in shadow, and she made little sound stepping across the cold, wet leaves she felt beneath her bare feet. All during the night she’d been moving down the slope of the mountain into the small valley where the homesteaders lived. When she came to the rocky edge of the river, she knew she was getting close to what she’d come for.

She didn’t know the river’s mood here, so she avoided the dark and dangerous currents by climbing up through the gnarled limbs of the craggy old trees and asking for their help. As the branches reached out over the water to hold her, they rustled in the wind, talking to one another, as if concerned about where she was going. Her tunic of woven green cane flexed with the movements of her body as she climbed, the branches of the trees holding her gently, intertwining wrist and arm, ankle and leg, then letting go in turn, helping her across with the care that they would give a sapling granddaughter. She made her way
hand over hand above the misty breath of the tumbling river, then slithered down a trunk on the other side.

“Thank you,” she whispered to the trees, touching one’s bark with the palm of her hand as she left them behind her.

--Robert Beatty, Willa of the Wood (Disney-Hyperion, 2018) 9781368005845

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Gossip

News of a literary nature

Tending RosesAs a young mother, New York Times bestselling author Lisa Wingate wrote a novel “during little-boy nap times and preschool play dates.  

keep reading: Tending Roses re-released

 

 

“We are a bookshop,” Cooke told the Times-Dispatch. “Bookshops are all about ideas and tolerating different opinions and not about verbally assaulting somebody, which is what was happening."  

keep reading: Virginia bookseller calls police on customer

 

Dopesick"It's hard to read Roanoke, Va., journalist Beth Macy's Dopesick without a mounting anger. "

keep reading: Dopesick Review

 

 

 

Theory of Love" I love taking Southern Boulevard across the state through the rural land with its dirt roads and fields of sugar cane, or inland up to Ocala with its rolling hills and live oak trees, or driving up the coast to Georgia especially at dusk and watching the way the sun settles across the flat expanses of land." 

keep reading: Why Margaret Bradham Thornton loves Florida

 

Willa of the Wood"I wanted to tell the story of a forest girl who has such a close, empathic relationship with the natural world that she fears, and has trouble understanding, humans who don't. "

keep reading: An Interview with Robert Beatty

 

 

Dimestore"She’ll tell you with a wink to refer to her as Lee Smith, OaD. (The “OaD” stands for “old as dirt.”) "

keep reading: Lee Smith--Great Southern Storyteller


Read This! Books with Street Cred

Recommended reading from Southern Indie Booksellers


Dear Mrs. Bird by A. J. PearceA poignant and charming WWII story that occurs in England during the Blitz. Emma is trying to serve during wartime but really yearns to be a war journalist! But she has no experience! She does find a job typing for Mrs. Bird who responds to letters from newspaper customers. Mrs.  Bird is particular though and has strict guidelines about what kind of letter she will answer. And of course that causes a dilemma for Emma. Pearce has woven a lovely tale of friendship, love, loss and  all with a sense of humor and grit that only the Brits can have. I thoroughly enjoyed this heart warming journey with Emma and her friends. A great read!

Dear Mrs. Bird by A. J. Pearce ($26.00*, Scribner Book Company), recommended by Page & Palette, Fairhope, AL.



Star Wars Are You Scared, Darth Vader? by Adam RexDarth Vader isn't scared of anything. Not werewolves or vampires or ghosts or witches. Absolutely nothing scares him. But what about when everyone leaves...even the reader? This hilarious book will leave you in stitches as you read about just how Darth Vader feels about so-called scary monsters. It's an especially great pick for grownup Star Wars fans to share with the children in their lives.

Star Wars: Are You Scared, Darth Vader? by Adam Rex ($17.99*, Disney Lucasfilm Press), recommended by Fiction Addiction, Greenville, SC.



Game Changers by Lesa Cline-Ransome, James Ransome
The Williams sisters get their due in this spot-on biography by the husband and wife author/illustrator team. Venus and Serena’s power, grace and competitive spirit come shining through in the words, and the vibrant illustrations—check out the two-page spread of the Williams family cleaning the tennis courts as the sun rises with the pinks and oranges simply popping off the page!—are the perfect accompaniment to this story of two of the most dominant athletes of our time. 

Game Changers by Lesa Cline-Ransome, James Ransome ($17.99*, Simon & Schuster/Paula Wiseman Books), recommended by Flyleaf Books, Chapel Hill, NC.



The Ruin by Dervla Mctiernan
As a new, wet-behind-the-ears guard (or cop to those of us in the US) Cormac Reilly was called out to a domestic disturbance that turned out to be a death.  He finds fifteen year old Maude and her five year old brother Jack in a dilapidated home, malnourished, bruised, and broken while their mother lies dead upstairs.  He takes the pair to the hospital and while Jack is being seen to, Maude disappears, never to return.

Twenty years later, Jack is in a  happy relationship when he disappears one evening.  The guarda receive an anonymous phone call saying someone saw him jump into the river, killing himself.  His partner, Aisling is in disbelief, but accepting of the fact until Jack's long long sister Maude returns to shake things up.

This is the first in a new series focusing on Cormac Reilly.  There are SO many twists and turns in this story, making it hard to predict what will happen next.  There are so many elements at play that you'll be reading long into the night just to satisfy your curiosity.

The Ruin by Dervla McTiernan ($16.00*, Penguin Group USA), recommended by Bookmiser, Inc., Roswell, GA.



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The List: Books for Summer Vacation from The Midtown Reader in Tallahassee, Florida

whether you're more into the beach or the World Cup, there's a book for you!

When Life Gives You Lululemons Soul Across America The Word is Murder  Cocktails Across America
 Vacationland Red Card 

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{Book} Trailer Park

Willa of the Wood

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The Okra Pick(s) of the Week

"This is a thoughtful, charming middle grade story, full of smarts. The way our heroine Cricket finds both wonder and sympathy for the flawed adults around her is heartwarming."--recommended by M Judson, Booksellers and Storytellers, Greenville, SC


Smack Dab in the Middle of Maybe by Jo Watson HacklA Mississippi ghost town and an art mystery combine in this gorgeously written debut just right for fans of Three Times Lucky and A Snicker of Magic

How far would you go to find something that might not even exist?

All her life, Cricket's mama has told her stories about a secret room painted by a mysterious artist. Now Mama's run off, and Cricket thinks the room might be the answer to getting her to come back. If it exists. And if she can find it.

Cricket's only clue is a coin from a grown-over ghost town in the woods. So with her daddy's old guidebook and a coat full of snacks stolen from the Cash 'n' Carry, Cricket runs away to find the room. Surviving in the woods isn't easy. While Cricket camps out in an old tree house and looks for clues, she meets the last resident of the ghost town, encounters a poetry-loving dog (who just might hold a key to part of the puzzle), and discovers that sometimes you have to get a little lost . . . to really find your way.

Smack Dab in the Middle of Maybe by Jo Watson Hackl
Random House Books for Young Readers | 9780399557385 | $16.99 | July 10, 2018
READ THE FIRST CHAPTER | Buy


Willa of the Wood by Robert BeattyFrom #1 New York Times best-selling author Robert Beatty comes a thrilling new series set in the magical world of Serafina.

Move without a sound. Steal without a trace.

Willa, a young night-spirit of the Great Smoky Mountains, is her clan's best thief. She creeps into the homes of day-folk under cover of darkness and takes what they won't miss. It's dangerous work-the day-folk kill whatever they do not understand--but Willa will do anything to win the approval of the padaran, the charismatic leader of the Faeran people.

When Willa's curiosity leaves her hurt and stranded in the day world, she calls upon an ancient, unbreakable bond to escape. Only then does she discover the truth: not all day-folk are the same, and the foundations that have guarded the Faeran for eons are under attack.

As forces of unfathomable destruction encroach on her home, Willa must decide who she truly is. To save the day-folk family that has become her own--and lift the curse that has robbed her people of their own truth--Willa will meet deadly force with trusted alliance, violence with shelter, and an ever-changing world with a steady heartbeat of courage.

Willa of the Wood by Robert Beatty
Disney-Hyperion | 9781368005845 | $16.99 | July 10, 2018
READ THE FIRST CHAPTER | Buy

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The Southern Bookstore

MEET JOHN CAVALIER, CAVALIER HOUSE BOOKS

John CavalierName: 
John Cavalier

Store and location: 
Cavalier House Books in Denham Springs, LA

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Number of years as a bookseller: 
15 (Book Warehouse of Baton Rouge from 2003-2005 and Cavalier House Books from 2005 - Present)

Best part about being a bookseller?
I've always viewed books as tools - they contain the answers and inspiration for all of our questions. So for me, the best part of being a bookseller is both finding that inspiration for myself and sharing it with others (especially kids)! 

What book(s) are you reading?

At our store we're all currently doing an online read along of Don Quixote and A Confederacy of Dunces (#DonIgnatius) in conjunction with the Great American Read. So I'm just getting into Don Quixote, but on my bedside table I have copies of The One Click Store, Building a Storybrand and about 20 other books that are dog eared in varying states of completion.

Hello HelloFavorite handsell of 2018:
Probably Hello Hello by Brendan Wenzell. I love picture books that have a simple idea but that have much bigger implications the more you think about them. It's such a simple idea but it so well expressed! It's definitely a title that is well served with some bonus explanation and enthusiasm.

Best thing you did this year at your store:
Well ....the best thing I've done this year isn't technically at the shop but is sort of parallel to the shop and it has occupied the bulk of my attention in getting it off the ground. At the beginning of the year we had the opportunity to create a separate business wholesaling / distributing Louisiana Interest titles. A local, regional (Louisiana and Texas) distributor went under and we snapped up some of their intangible assets like their customer list and title history. We've been working 100 hour weeks to establish the Looziana Book Company and so far we've managed to conquer all of the associated paperwork and we're slowly working our lists and growing our customer base! It's an amazing opportunity and we're growing and learning every day!

Cavalier House CrewCavalier House Crew

What are some ways you work with your community?
I am part of the leadership team for our local merchant's association, I'm on the board of our local Main Street organization and my wife and I volunteer huge chunks of time and energy to Denham Strong which is a local volunteer based and city led recovery group that was formed after flooding in 2016 that affected most of our community. I am very civic minded and our store is literally next door to our city hall so I spend a fair amount of time with my friends and foils at city hall both as a volunteer and a gadfly! Also, this past fall we worked with our local newspaper to host a city council debate for a special election to fill a vacated seat and we're hoping to replicate that for our municipal and parish elections this Fall. We also partner with our parish library for special programming and author visits and we host book fairs in a ton of area schools. We've also from time to time hosted book drives and charitable book sales for area schools and nonprofits.

Do you have any community partners you work with regularly?

Denham Springs Main Street, Denham Strong and the Livingston Parish News are our more frequent collaborators.

" Bookselling is kind of the perfect job because there is always a new problem or opportunity and I'm literally trading in the things that inspire me the most!"

Do you have passions that carry over into your bookselling life?
Absolutely, but my passions tend to be more abstract. Things like problem solving and planning and learning are what get me excited, so entrepreneurship is my jam. Bookselling is kind of the perfect job because there is always a new problem or opportunity and I'm literally trading in the things that inspire me the most! So for me, bookselling is kind of a perpetual motion machine of inspiration and action!


Southern Indie Bestsellers

For the week ending June 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. There There
Tommy Orange, Knopf, $25.95, 9780525520375
2. The President Is Missing
Bill Clinton, James Patterson, Little Brown, $30, 9780316412698
3. All We Ever Wanted
Emily Giffin, Ballantine, $28, 9780399178924
4. Florida
Lauren Groff, Riverhead, $27, 9781594634512
5. A Gentleman in Moscow
Amor Towles, Viking, $27, 9780670026197

HARDCOVER NONFICTION

1. The Soul of America
Jon Meacham, Random House, $30, 9780399589812
2. Calypso
David Sedaris, Little Brown, $28, 9780316392389
3. Astrophysics for People in a Hurry
Neil deGrasse Tyson, Norton, $18.95, 9780393609394
4. Barracoon
Zora Neale Hurston, Amistad, $24.99, 9780062748201
5. Educated
Tara Westover, Random House, $28, 9780399590504

Special to the Southern List

Varina Charles Frazier, Ecco, $27.99, Not That Bad Roxane Gay, Harper Perennial, $16.99, The Gulf: The Making of an American Sea Jack E. Davis, Liveright, $17.95, The Secret Token: Myth, Obsession, and the Search for the Lost Colony of Roanoke Andrew Lawler, Doubleday, $29.95,

FICTION of note

4. Florida
Lauren Groff, Riverhead, $27, 9781594634512
9. Before We Were Yours

Lisa Wingate, Ballantine, $26, 9780425284681
10. Varina
Charles Frazier, Ecco, $27.99, 9780062405982
11. Sing, Unburied, Sing
Jesmyn Ward, Scribner, $17, 9781501126079

NONFICTION of note

7. The Secret Token: Myth, Obsession, and the Search for the Lost Colony of Roanoke
Andrew Lawler, Doubleday, $29.95, 9780385542012
10. The Gulf: The Making of an American Sea
Jack E. Davis, Liveright, $17.95, 9781631494024
11. The Last Castle
Denise Kiernan, Touchstone, $17, 9781476794051
12. Not That Bad
Roxane Gay, Harper Perennial, $16.99, 9780062413512

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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.

Kent Wascom  (author appearance)
Kent Wascom | 07/14/2018, 4:00 pm | Page & Palette | Fairhope, AL

Arnold M. Tanis, M.D. - The Crazy Wonderful Things Kids Say  (author appearance)
Arnold Tanis | 07/14/2018, 02:00 pm | Books & Books, Inc. | Coral Gables, FL

June E. Rives  (author appearance)
June Rives | 07/14/2018, 07:00 pm | Books & Books, Inc. | Coral Gables, FL

Holly Terei: JACOB THE FLAPPING DINOSAUR GOES TO SCHOOL  (author appearance)
Holly Terei | 07/14/2018, 10:00 am | Avid Bookshop at Five Points | Athens, GA

Connie Collins Morgan - THE RUNAWAY BEIGNET  (author appearance)
07/14/2018, 02:30 pm | Octavia Books | New Orleans, LA

Desdemona’s Dreams: A Song of Dreams Book Launch Party  (author appearance)
Z.W. Mohr | 07/14/2018, 02:00 pm | The Conundrum | St. Francisville, LA

My Delicious Mississippi Life with Chef Deborah L. Hunter  (author appearance)
Deborah L. Hunter | 07/14/2018, 4:00 pm | Lemuria Books | Jackson, MS

Joyce Carol Oates Signs "Beautiful Days: Stories"  (author appearance)
Joyce Carol Oates | 07/14/2018, 06:00 pm | Pass Books | Pass Christian, MS

Jo Watson Hackl with SMACK DAB IN THE MIDDLE OF MAYBE  (author appearance)
Jo Watson Hackl | 07/14/2018, 4:00 pm | Square Books | Oxford, MS

Author Event: Alex Wiltberger - Ninja Potty Break  (author appearance)
Alex Wiltberger | 07/14/2018, 11:00 am | Park Road Books | Charlotte, NC

Danica King, Figure It Out: Snapshots of My Journey With Multiple Sclerosis  (author appearance)
Danica King | 07/14/2018, 07:00 pm | Scuppernong Books | Greensboro, NC

David Burnsworth Launch Party   (author appearance)
David Burnsworth | 07/14/2018, 2:00 pm | Fiction Addiction | Greenville, SC

Author event with John Neely Davis, author of The Chapman Legacy  (author appearance)
John Davis | 07/14/2018, 02:00 pm | Parnassus Books | Nashville, TN

Jo Watson Hackl - Middle Grade Novel  (author appearance)
Jo Watson Hackl | 07/15/2018, 3:00 pm | Page & Palette | Fairhope, AL

Marci Spencer presents Nantahala National Forest: A History and Pisgah National Forest: A History  (author appearance)
Marci Spencer | 07/15/2018, 03:00 pm | Malaprop's Bookstore & Cafe | Asheville, NC

JOHN FEA, Believe Me: The Evangelical Road to Donald Trump  (author appearance)
John Fea | 07/15/2018, 2:00 pm | Quail Ridge Books | Raleigh, NC

Linda Castillo Book Talk & Signing  (author appearance)
Linda Castillo | 07/15/2018, 2:00 pm | Fiction Addiction | Greenville, SC

Author event with Bill Carey, author of Runaways, Coffles and Fancy Girls  (author appearance)
Bill Carey | 07/15/2018, 02:00 pm | Parnassus Books | Nashville, TN

The High Climber of Dark Water Bay  (author appearance)
Caroline Arden | 07/16/2018, 5:00 pm | Lemuria Books | Jackson, MS

Jonathan F. Putnam Puts A Spin On Abraham Lincoln in this Historical Fiction Mystery Series Meet & Greet   (author appearance)
Jonathan F. Putnam | 07/16/2018, 04:00 pm | Fountain Bookstore | Richmond, VA

Cristina Curp  (author appearance)
Cristina Curp | 07/17/2018, 08:00 pm | Books & Books, Inc. | Coral Gables, FL

Jo Watson Hackl - SMACK DAB IN THE MIDDLE OF MAYBE  (author appearance)
Jo Watson Hackl | 07/17/2018, 04:00 pm | Octavia Books | New Orleans, LA

Ace Atkins with THE SINNERS (in conversation with Jack Pendarvis)  (author appearance)
Ace Atkins | 07/17/2018, 5:00 pm | Square Books | Oxford, MS

David Bowles discusses his new book Feathered Serpent, Dark Heart of Sky: The Origin Myths of Mexico  (author appearance)
David Bowles | 07/17/2018, 7:00 pm | Flyleaf Books | Chapel Hill, NC

Literary Luncheon: Lynne Hinton  (author appearance)
Lynne Hinton | 07/17/2018, 12:00 pm | Main Street Books | Davidson, NC

Author Event: Linda Cardillo  (author appearance)
Linda Cardillo | 07/17/2018, 06:00 pm | Page 158 Books | Wake Forest, NC

Author event with David Bell, author of Somebody's Daughter  (author appearance)
David Bell | 07/17/2018, 06:30 pm | Parnassus Books | Nashville, TN

Biographer Lee Mandel Shares Insights on the Complicated Life of Sailor-Actor-Author Sterling Hayden   (author appearance)
Lee Mandel | 07/17/2018, 06:30 pm | Fountain Bookstore | Richmond, VA

Jonathan F. Putnam: FINAL RESTING PLACE  (author appearance)
Jonathan F. Putnam | 07/18/2018, 12:00 pm | Avid Bookshop | Athens, GA

Nora Gaskin Esthimer, editor of Carolina Crimes, discusses elements of writing suspense and reads from her new novel  (author appearance)
Nora Gaskin Esthimer | 07/18/2018, 7:00 pm | Flyleaf Books | Chapel Hill, NC

Robert Gipe presents Weedeater: An Illustrated Novel  (author appearance)
Robert Gipe | 07/18/2018, 06:00 pm | Malaprop's Bookstore & Cafe | Asheville, NC

Author Event: Gerard Graham - Checking Out of the Hotel Euthanasia  (author appearance)
Gerard Graham | 07/18/2018, 7:00 pm | Park Road Books | Charlotte, NC

Beatriz Williams   (author appearance)
Beatriz Williams | 07/19/2018, 12:00 pm | Page & Palette | Fairhope, AL

Kristen Hadeed  (author appearance)
Kristen Hadeed | 07/19/2018, 06:30 pm | Books & Books, Inc. | Coral Gables, FL

Billie Bivins  (author appearance)
Billie Bivins | 07/19/2018, 08:00 pm | Books & Books, Inc. | Coral Gables, FL

Austin Channing Brown & LeCrae - I'm Still Here: Black Dignity in a World Made for Whiteness  (author appearance)
07/19/2018, 07:00 pm | A Cappella Books | Atlanta, GA

Louis Maistros - THE SOUND OF BUILDING COFFINS  (author appearance)
Louis Maistros | 07/19/2018, 06:00 pm | Octavia Books | New Orleans, LA

Scott Reintgen: Reading and Signing  (author appearance)
Scott Reintgen | 07/19/2018, 05:30 pm | Main Street Books | Davidson, NC

Author Event: Kim Beall  (author appearance)
Kim Beall | 07/19/2018, 07:00 pm | Page 158 Books | Wake Forest, NC

Body Image panel and Landwhale by Jes Baker  (author appearance)
Jes Baker | 07/19/2018, 07:00 pm | Scuppernong Books | Greensboro, NC

Author event with Lily C. Hansen, author of Word of Mouth: More Conversations  (author appearance)
Lily C. | 07/19/2018, 06:30 pm | Parnassus Books | Nashville, TN

JABBIES with DartFrog Books, Ingram Spark, and Guest Authors   (author appearance)
J.P. Cane | 07/19/2018, 06:30 pm | Fountain Bookstore | Richmond, VA

Rene Gonzalez  (author appearance)
Rene Gonzalez | 07/20/2018, 08:00 pm | Books & Books, Inc. | Coral Gables, FL

Author Series Luncheon with Andrew Lawler - The Secret Token  (author appearance)
Andrew Lawler | 07/20/2018, 11:30 am | Blue Bicycle Books | Charleston, SC

J. G. Hetherton’s Debut Thriller   (author appearance)
J.G. Hetherton | 7/14/2018, 3:00 pm | City Lights Bookstore | Sylva, NC

Armando Rings: Signing Table  (author appearance)
Armando Rings | 7/14/2018, 10:30 AM | Main Street Books | Davidson, NC

  (author appearance)
Michael Gerhardt | 7/14/2018, 11:00 AM | McIntyre's Books | Pittsboro, NC

Anita Renee Murray: Open House and Signing  (author appearance)
Anita Rene Murray | 7/14/2018, 2:00 PM | Hub City Books | Spartanburg, SC

Lexi Ostrow: A Heavenly Kind of Love   (author appearance)
Rick Ostrow | 7/15/2018, 2:00 PM | Garden District Book Shop | New Orleans, LA

Beatriz Williams: The Summer Wives  (author appearance)
Beatriz Williams | 7/15/2018, 2:00 PM | novel. | Memphis, TN

William Boyle and Bill Loehfelm: The Lonely Witness, and The Devil's Muse (paperback release), respectively  (author appearance)
William Boyle | 7/16/2018, 6:00 PM | Garden District Book Shop | New Orleans, LA

Lori Roy in Conversation with Roy Peter Clark  (author appearance)
Lori Roy | 7/17/2018, 6:00 PM | Inkwood Books | Tampa, FL

Michael Thompson Author of Working on the Dock of the Bay  (author appearance)
Michael Thompson | 7/17/2018, 2:00 PM | Litchfield Books | Pawleys Island, SC

Author Talk: Mary Carter Bishop - "Don't You Ever"  (author appearance)
Mary Carter Bishop | 7/17/2018, 5:00 PM | Book No Further | Roanoke, VA

  (author appearance)
Ace Atkins | 7/18/2018, 6:00 PM | novel. | Memphis, TN

Cliterati Open No-Mic Featuring Danielle Sellers  (author appearance)
Danielle Sellers | 7/19/2018, 7:30 PM | Charis Books & More | Atlanta, GA

Rick Outzen / City of Grudges  (author appearance)
Rick Outzen | 7/19/2018, 5:30 PM | Turnrow Books | Greenwood, MS

Stacia Pelletier: Reading and Signing  (author appearance)
Stacia Pelletier | 7/19/2018, 6:00 PM | Hub City Books | Spartanburg, SC

Two Moons: Stories by Krystal A. Smith  (author appearance)
Krystal Smith | 7/20/2018, 7:30 PM | Charis Books & More | Atlanta, GA

Alida Woods Poetry Reading  (author appearance)
Alida Woods | 7/20/2018, 6:30 pm | City Lights Bookstore | Sylva, NC

Beatriz Williams Author of Summer Wives  (author appearance)
Beatriz Williams | 7/20/2018, 11:00 AM | Litchfield Books | Pawleys Island, SC

Charlottesville Reading Series, featuring poet Sarah Rose Nordgren and writer Raennah Lorne  (author appearance)
Sarah Rose Nordgren | 7/20/2018, 7:00 PM | New Dominion Bookshop | Charlottesville, VA

Authors Round the South | www.authorsroundthesouth.com

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