2011 Spring Okra Picks

Okra PicksOkra Picks – Spring 2011

Spring is in the air, so it is time to grow some good reading! Southern Indie Booksellers have a selected the 2011 Spring Okra Picks —great southern books, fresh off the vine. A baker’s dozen of titles representing a wide range of tastes, all the books selected have the following things in common:  1) They are Southern in nature. 2) They are 2011 Spring 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!

Book information and toolkit:

Spring 2011 Okra Picks: Links, documents, marketing and publisher resources

The Okra Picks, 2011 Spring Edition:

Georgia Bottoms by Mark Childress
Little Brown and Company
Publication Date: February 23, 2011
Hardcover | $24.99 | 288 pages
Georgia Bottoms
Under the Mercy Trees by Heather Newton
Harper Paperbacks
Pub Date: January 01, 2011
Fiction | $13.99
Under the Mercy Trees
Electric Barracuda by Tim Dorsey
On Sale: February, 2011
Hardcover | $24.99
Electric Barracuda
Gone With a Handsomer Man by Michael Lee West
Minotaur Books
April 26, 2011
Hardcover |352 pages | $24.99
Gone with a Handsomer Man

The Dry Grass of August by Anna Jean Mayhew
Mar. 29, 2011
Paperback | $15
The Dry Grass of August
Tales from a Free-Range Childhood by Donald Davis
John F. Blair
March 2011
978-0-89587-507-5 | $19.95 hardcover
978-0-89587-509-9 | $12.95 paperback
256 pages; 5.5 x 8.5
Tales from a Free-Range Childhood
High on the Hog by Jessica Harris
January 2011
hardcover | $26
High on the Hog
The New Southern Garden Cookbook: Enjoying the Best from Homegrown Gardens, Farmers' Markets, Roadside Stands, and CSA Farm Boxes by Sheri Castle
University of North Carolina Press
April 4, 2011
Hardcover | $35.00
The New Southern Garden Cookbook
A Southerly Course: Recipes and Stories from Close to Home by Martha Hall Foose
On Sale: April 12, 2011
Hardcover | 256 pages |$32.50
ISBN: 978-0-307-46428-6 (0-307-46428-8)
A Southerly Course

Working South: Paintings and Sketches by Mary Whyte

University of South Carolina Press
January 31, 2011
Paperback | 128 pages |$29.95
ISBN-10: 1570039674
ISBN-13: 978-1570039676
Working South
Alabama Afternoons:  Profile and Conversations by Roy Hoffman
University of Alabama Press
Mar. 22, 2011
Hardcover |$29.95
Alabama Afternoons
Fighting the Devil in Dixie by Wayne Greenhaw
by Wayne Greenhaw
Lawrence Hill Books
Jan. 1, 2011
Hardcover | $26.95
Fighting the Devil in Dixie


Visit the Okra Picks Patch at www.authorsroundthesouth.com.  Lady Banks will introduce the Okra Picks to over 5000 consumer subscribers in the March issue.  Okra Pick titles will be highlighted on the Southern Indie Bestseller list and SIBA will post marketing and promotional materials as part of an “Okra Picks toolkit” for booksellers at www.sibaweb.com.

For more information on the Okra Picks program, visit SIBA’s website at www.sibaweb.com/okra.