2010 Summer Okra Picks

Summer is the season for Okra!

Okra PicksSIBA Announces the 2010 Summer Okra Picks—great southern books, fresh off the vine.

(Columbia, SC)-It’s a hundred degrees in the shade out there—why, it must be Okra Season!  Southern Indie Booksellers have a selected a basket full of books for the Summer Okra Picks —great southern books, fresh off the vine. From backseats to blueberries, freedom to folklore (and good Southern food!), these titles highlight just what it is that makes Southern literature great.  All the books have the following things in common:  1) They are Southern in nature. 2) They are 2010 Summer releases and 3) There is a SIBA member Bookstore who is really excited about the book. Southern booksellers love their Southern authors—we grow good books!
The Okra Picks, 2010 Summer Edition:


Backseat Saints by Joshilyn Jackson
Grand Central Publishing, June 2010
9780446582346 24.99

By Accident by Susan Kelly
Pegasus Books, May 2010
9781605980881 24.00

Countdown by Deborah Wiles
Scholastic Press, May 2010
9780545106054 $17.99

The Eternal Ones by Kirsten Miller         
Razorbill, August 2010
9781595143082 17.99

The Improper Life of Bezellia Grove by Susan Gregg Gilmore     
Shaye Areheart Books, August 2010
9780307395030 23.00

On Folly Beach by Karen White                
New American Library, May 2010
9780451229212 15.00

The Secret Child by Marti Healy
Design Group Press, June 2010
9780979127779 24.95


Big Appetite: My Southern-Fried Search for the Meaning of Life by Sam McLeod
Touchstone Books, June 2010
9781439188163 23.00

The Blueberry Years: A Memoir of Farm and Family by Jim  Minick        
Thomas Dunne Books , August 2010
9780312571429 27.99

The Food, Folklore, and Art of Lowcountry Cooking: A Celebration of the Foods, History, and Romance Handed Down from England, Africa, the Caribbean, France by Joseph Earl Dabney
Cumberland House Publishing, May 2010
9781402230981 29.99

Freedom Summer: The Savage Season That Made Mississippi Burn and Made America a Democracy by Bruce Watson                 
Viking Books, June 2010
9780670021703 27.95

Oraien Catledge: Photographs by Oraien E Catledge,    
University Press of Mississippi , August 2010 
9781604735000 35.00

Watch for more Okra Picks promotions.  There will be The Okra Picks Patch at www.authorsroundthesouth.com.  Lady Banks will introduce The Okra Picks to over 5000 consumer subscribers in the October issue.  Okra Pick titles will be highlighted on the Southern Indie Bestseller list. SIBA will post at www.sibaweb.com marketing and promotional materials as part of an “Okra Picks toolkit” for booksellers to help them talk up these titles.

For more information on the Okra Picks program, visit SIBA’s website at www.sibaweb.com/okra.
Wanda Jewell, Executive Director
Southern Independent Booksellers Alliance
3806 Yale Avenue, Columbia, SC 29205
Fax: 803.779.0113