The Spring Okra Picks have been, ah, picked

December 21, 2011 (Columbia, SC)—Tis the season to be merry, but here in the land of the Southern Independent Booksellers Alliance it's also the season for a new harvest of Okra Picks. Southern Indie Booksellers have a selected the 2012 Spring Okra Picks—great southern books, fresh off the vine. It’s a bumper crop, a baker's dozen different 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 2012 spring releases (December 2011 through March 2012) and 3) There is a SIBA member Bookstore who is really excited about the book. So if you wanted to know what books you'd be reading over the next few months, check the list below! Southern booksellers love their Southern authors—we grow good books!

Spring 2012 Okra Picks

The Confession
by Charles Todd
William Morrow, January 2012

The Evening Hour
by Carter Sickels
Bloomsbury, January 2012

A Grown-Up Kind of Pretty by Joshilyn Jackson
Grand Central Publishing, January 2012

Render Unto the Valley by Rose Senehi
KIM Publishing/John Blair. January 2012 

The Healing
by Jonathan Odell
Random House, February 2012

The Rebel Wife
by Taylor M. Polities
Simon and Schuster, February 2012

The Same Sun Here
by Silas House and Neela Vaswani
Candlewick, February 2012

The Search Committee
by Tim Owens
Tyndale House, February 2012

What Happened to Hannah
by Mary Kay McComas
William Morrow, February 2012

by Jessica Maria Tuccelli
Viking, March 2012

The Hills Remember
by James Still
University Press of Kentucky, March 2012

The Iguana Tree
by Michel Stone
Hub City Press, March 2012

The Kentucky Derby
by James C. Nicholson
University Press of Kentucky, March 2012

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