Spring Okra Picks from the Southern Independent Booksellers Alliance include:
The Book Woman of Troublesome Creek by Kim Michele Richardson is set in Eastern Kentucky. Publication date: May 7
Magnetic Girl by Jessica Handler features a protagonist from rural North Georgia
Like Lions by Brian Panowich has the same North Georgia as his first book, Bull Mountain.
Papa Put a Man on the Moon by Kristy Dempsey who went to elementary school in Elizabethton, Tennessee, and graduated from High School in Greenville, S.C. Publication Date: May 7
The American Booksellers Association’s Indie Next List for May, 2019 includes
The Book Woman of Troublesome Creek by Kim Michele Richardson
The American Booksellers Association’s Indie Next list for April 2019 includes
The Magnetic Girl by Jessica Handler
Country Dark by Chris Offutt made the April 2019 Indie Next List, “Now in Paperback”
Michael Clay Carey of Birmingham won the 2019 Weatherford Award in Non-fiction for The News Untold: Community Journalism and the Failure to Confront Poverty in Appalachia, published by West Virginia University Press.