Every year the Southern Independent Booksellers Alliance chooses a basketful of books for the Fall 2009 Okra Picks. Thirteen books made the final list, and include fiction, nonfiction, poetry, children’s and young adult titles. All the books have the following things in common: 1) They are Southern in nature. 2) They are Fall 2009 releases and 3) There is a SIBA member Bookstore who is really excited about this book. Southern booksellers love their Southern authors!
Topping the Fiction list this time is R.J. Ellory's thrilling A Quiet Belief in Angels! Ellory appeared at the Southern Festival of Books in Nashville over the weekend, and will continue his tour of the South with appearances at Borders in Atlanta tonight and Books and Books in Coral Gables, Florida on Tuesday night.