Okra Picks: Great Southern Books Fresh Off the Vine
The Okra Picks are a dozen fresh titles chosen each season that SIBA Indie Bookstores want to handsell. These books should be southern in nature but can cover any genre, not just fiction. Southerners love their writers, and we want to be at the forefront of bringing them a strong selection of southern titles not to be missed each season.
A new harvest of Okra Picks will be announced each publishing season. To nominate a book you must be a SIBA bookseller.
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As a SIBA member, you can earn $50.00 in SIBA Credit each time you do an in-store Okra Picks display and report your sales of Okra Pick titles. The credit can be used for anything SIBA, including Trade Show registration and meal tickets.
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- Last Updated on Friday, 26 October 2012 19:25
- Category: Okra Picks
Okra Picks – Summer 2011 Toolkit:
The Okra Picks, 2011 Summer Edition:
Links and Publisher Resources
The Art of Saying Goodbye | The Fine Art of Insincerity | A Good Hard Look | Groove Interrupted | Hourglass | The Iron House | The Orchard | Paradise Dogs | The Reservoir | Silver Sparrow | A Small Hotel | Where Things Come Back | You Believers
Review: New York Journal of Books: http://www.nyjournalofbooks.com/review/art-saying-goodbye-novel
Author photos: http://www.angelahuntbooks.com/html/photos.html
Reading group guide: http://annnapolitano.com/a-good-hard-look-readers-guide/#content2
Publishers Weekly review: http://reviews.publishersweekly.com/978-1-59420-292-6
Publisher page: http://us.macmillan.com/grooveinterrupted
Author photos: http://johnhartfiction.com/?page_id=48
Book trailer: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OZLd-Trjt-o
Publisher page: http://us.macmillan.com/ironhouse
High res jacket image: http://jacketupload.macmillanusa.com/jackets/high_res/jpgs/9780312380342.jpg
Publisher page: http://us.macmillan.com/theorchard
High res book jacket: http://jacketupload.macmillanusa.com/jackets/high_res/jpgs/9780312581596.jpg
Feathered Quill review: http://www.featheredquill.com/reviews/romance/stepakoff2.shtml
Publishers Weekley review: http://reviews.publishersweekly.com/978-0-312-58159-6
Man Martin's blog: http://manmartin.blogspot.com/
Reader's guide: http://www.manmartin.net/bookclubs.htm
Reading Group guide: http://johnmillikenthompson.com/resources/reading-group-guide
Publishers Weekly review: http://www.publishersweekly.com/978-1-59051-444-3
Book trailer: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=isF__tGCfpM
Author Interview: http://www.otherpress.com/news/bea-preview-john-milliken-thompson
Reader's guide: http://www.tayarijones.com/reader/SilverSparrow_reader.pdf
Seattle Times review: http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/books/2015227397_br06sparrow.html
Atlanta Journal-Constitution review: http://blogs.ajc.com/arts-culture/2011/05/31/silver-sparrow-by-tayari-jones/
Author Wiki: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Robert_Olen_Butler
Inside Creative Writing: http://www.fsu.edu/~butler/
Publishers Weekly review: http://www.publishersweekly.com/978-0-8021-1987-2
“A very interesting read…John Corey Whaley got the ivory billed woodpecker fever right on.” --Mary Gay Shipley, That Bookstore in Blytheville, Arkansas
Publishers Weekly review: http://www.publishersweekly.com/978-1-4424-1333-7
You Believers is a damn good read. It has all the elements that keep the reader glued to the seat, ignoring pressing obligations—well-drawn, intriguing characters, sweaty palms-suspenseful scenes, dark humor, and poignant sorrow. This story lingers with the reader long after the book is closed, and returns again and again with every “Missing” headline.
— Laura DeVault, Over the Moon Bookstore & Artisan Gallery, Crozet, VA
Community United Effort at the National Center for Missing Adults and Children: http://www.ncmissingpersons.org/
( Ten percent of author proceeds from the novel are donated to CUE. )
Author website: http://www.janebradley.net/
Author essay: http://www.janebradley.net/ybessay.html
Publisher page: http://unbridledbooks.com/our_books/book/you_believers/
Plain Dealer review: http://www.cleveland.com/books/index.ssf/2011/05/jane_bradleys_you_believers_a.html