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The 2013 Fall Okra Picks
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For Immediate Release: The 2013 Fall Okra Picks
(Columbia, SC) August 9, 2013 -- Okra is always in season in the South, and southern indie booksellers have just picked a peck of new Okra picks--great new southern books, fresh off the vine. A baker’s dozen of new releases, the fall season of Okra picks all have two things in common: they are southern in nature, and there is a southern indie bookseller that wants everyone to read each one!
The Fall 2013 Okra Picks List!
The Alligator Man by James Sheehan
Center Street, $23.00 October
The Funeral Dress by Susan Gregg Gilmore
Broadway Books, $16.00 September
Guests on Earth by Lee Smith
Shannon Ravenel Books, $25.95 October
Lookaway, Lookaway by Wilton Barnhardt
St. Martin's Press, $25.99 August
Love & Lament by John Milliken Thompson
Other Press, $15.95 August
Moonrise by Cassandra King
Maiden Lane Press, $26.95 September
Mother of Rain by Karen Spears Zacharias
Mercer University Press, $17.00 September
Necessary Lies by Diane Chamberlain
St. Martin's Press, $26.99 September
Respect Yourself: Stax Records and the Soul Explosion by Robert Gordon
Bloomsbury, $30.00 November
Someone Else's Love Story by Joshilyn Jackson
William Morrow, $26.99 November
The Storied South by William Ferris
UNC Press, $35.00 August
The Tilted World by Tom Franklin & Beth Ann Fennelly
William Morrow, $25.99 October
What I Came to Tell You by Tommy Hays
Egmont USA, $16.99 September
Okra Picks are chosen by Southern Indie Booksellers each season as the upcoming southern titles they are most looking forward to hand selling. For more information visit sibaweb.com/okra.
SIBA Scholarship Fund “Restrikes” it Rich!
- Created on Monday, 05 August 2013 18:24
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Believing that nothing is so valuable to a small business owner than the opportunity to confer face to face with their colleagues in the industry, the Southern Independent Booksellers Alliance (SIBA) quietly launched a new scholarship program for booksellers in conjunction with this years’ trade show in New Orleans, inviting exhibitors to donate to the SIBA Scholarship Fund when they register for the show. But the fund got a surprising, much-needed, and even more-appreciated five-figure infusion from The Reba and Dave Williams Foundation for Literature and the Arts.
Written by Reba White Williams, Restrike is the first in a new mystery series featuring Southern cousins Coleman and Dinah Greene. Dave Williams is the author of Small Victories, which recounts his and Reba’s forty years of fine art print collecting. Restrike is set in this part of the art world, the title of the novel coming from the term for an art print made after than the first edition, often after the death of the artist, and usually of inferior quality.
Dave and Reba Williams are the founders and sponsors of the annual Willie Morris Award for Southern Fiction, which has just completed its sixth year, awarding the 2012 prize to Terry Roberts for his A Short Time to Stay Here, published by Ingalls Publishing Group of Banner Elk, North Carolina., and see SIBA’s Scholarship Fund is the best way to help ensure a strong “next generation” of booksellers.
The SIBA Scholarship Fund has also received generous donations from the Book Industry Charitable Foundation (BINC) and Quercus. SIBA is including in this fund the Kelly Justice Frontline Bookseller Scholarship, which allows for a store owner to nominate a frontline bookseller to attend the show on SIBA’s dime.