Winter 2014 Okra Picks

Southern Indie Booksellers want readers to eat their okra!

Okra PicksWinter is the season of black eyed peas, collards, and pot likker but for Southern Indie Bookstores it’s also time for some Okra! The brand new crop of Winter 2014 Okra Picks have just been harvested--the best southern lit, fresh off the vine.  All the chosen books have a strong Southern focus and are published between January and March, 2014, and all of them have fans among southern indie booksellers who are always looking out for the next great writer you should know about.  So it is very likely the next time you visit your local southern indie bookstore, someone will hand you one and say, “You’ve got to read this!”

The Winter 2014 Okra Picks List!

The In-Between Hour by Barbara Claypole White
Mira Books, $14.95 January

The Invention of Wings by Sue Monk Kidd
Viking, $27.95 January

Starting Over: Stories by Elizabeth Spencer
Liveright Publishing Corporation, $24.95  January

The Last Days of California by Mary Miller
Liveright Publishing Corporation, $24.95 January

The Secret of Magic  by Deborah Johnson
Amy Einhorn Books, $26.95 January

Without Mercy: The Stunning True Story of Race, Crime, and Corruption in the Deep South by David Beasley
St. Martin’s Press, $26.99 January

This Dark Road to Mercy by Wiley Cash
William Morrow & Company, $25.99 January

The Ghosts of Tupelo Landing by Sheila Turnage
Kathy Dawson Books, $16.99 February


One Way Out: The Inside History of the Allman Brothers Band by Alan Paul
St. Martin's Press, $29.99 February

A Snicker of Magic by Natalie Lloyd
Scholastic Press, $16.99 February

Long Man by Amy Greene
Knopf Publishing Group, $25.95 February

Down South: Bourbon, Pork, Gulf Shrimp & Second Helpings of Everything by Donald Link
Clarkson Potter, $35.00 February

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