Announcing the Fall 2012 Okra Picks

For Immediate Release: Fall harvest of Okra Picks is in!

(Columbia, SC) August 20, 2012 -- A bumper crop of Southern books have been chosen for the Fall 2012 Okra Picks -- great southern books, fresh off the vine -- has just been released. Fifteen new books, publishing between August and December, that 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 2012 Okra Picks List!

American Ghost by Janis Owens
Scribner Book Company, October 2012
$25.00 | 9781451674637

Around the Southern Table: Coming Home to Comforting Meals and Treasured Memories by Rebecca Lang
Southern Living/Oxmoor House, October 2012
$29.95 | 9780848736538

Come August, Come Freedom: The Bellows, the Gallows, and the Black General Gabriel by Gigi Amateau
Candlewick Press, September 2012
$16.99 | 9780763647926

Cruel Harvest: A Memoir by Fran Elizabeth Grubb
Thomas Nelson Publishers, August 2012
$22.99 | 9781595555052

Gone by Randy Wayne White
Putnam, September 2012
$25.95 | 9780399158490

The Hot Country by Robert Olen Butler
Mysterious Press, October 2012
$25.00 | 9780802120465

Jean Anderson’s Preserving Guide: How to Pickle and Preserve, Can and Freeze, Dry and Store Vegetables and Fruits by Jean Anderson
University of North Carolina Press, August 2012
$24.00 | 9780807837245

Man in the Blue Moon by Michael Morris
Tyndale House Publishers, August 2012
$13.99 | 9781414368429

Mastering the Art of Southern Cooking by Nathalie Dupree & Cynthia Graubart
Gibbs Smith Publishers, November 2012
$45.00 | 9781423602750

The Midwife of Hope River: A Novel of an American Midwife by Patricia Harman
William Morrow & Company, August 2012
$14.99 | 9780062198891

Palmetto Blood: A Mystery by Reed Bunzel
High Country Publishers, September 2012
$16.95 | 9781932158441

Pete the Cat Saves Christmas by Eric Litwin, illustrated by James Dean
HarperCollins, September 2012
$17.99 | 9780062110626

Tea Cakes for Tosh by Kelly Starling Lyons
Putnam Publishing Group, December 2012
$16.99 | 9780399252136

Toothiana: Queen of the Tooth Fairy Armies by William Joyce
Atheneum Books for Young Readers, October 2012
$14.99 | 9781442430525

A True History of the Captivation, Transport to Strange Lands, & Deliverance of Hannah Guttentag by Josh Russell
Dzanc Books, August 2012
$15.95 | 9781936873722

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