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Books for Your Summer Reading List

The Southern Indpendent Booksellers Association (SIBA) has just released its its 2013 Okra picks—great southern books, fresh off the vine. These twelve books have two things in common: they are southern in nature, and there is a southern indie bookseller that wants everyone to read each one!

A Place at the Table by Susan Rebecca White
Touchstone Books, June 2013 9781451608878

And Then I Found You by Patti Callahan Henry
St. Martin’s Press, April 2013 9780312610760

The Astronaut Wives Club: A True Story by Lily Koppel
Grand Central Publishing, June 2013 9781455503254

The Girl from Felony Bay by J.E. Thompson
Walden Pond Press, May 2013 9780062104465

Heart of Palm by Laura Lee Smith
Grove Press, April 2013 9780802121028

In the Garden of Stone by Susan Tekulve
Hub City Press, May 2013 9781891885211

Looking for Me by Beth Hoffman
Pamela Dorman Books, May 2013 9780670025831

Moonrise by Cassandra King
Hyperion Books, July, 2013 9781401301781

The Time Between by Karen White
New American Library, June 2013 9780451239860

Whistling Past the Graveyard by Susan Crandall
Gallery Books, July, 2013 9781476707723

The Yonahlossee Riding Camp for Girls by Anton Disclafani
Riverhead Books, June 2013 9781594486401

Z: A Novel of Zelda Fitzgerald by Therese Anne Fowler
St. Martin’s Press, April 2013 9781250028655

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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