2015 Spring Okra Picks

Southern indie booksellers like their okra, and they love their southern books. The new list of Okra Picks --great southern books, fresh off the vine-- has just been released. A dozen new books 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 SIBA Okra picks offer a curated reading list for every season.

Here are this year's picks:

Trisha's Table: My Feel-Good Favorites for a Balanced Life: A Cookbook By Trisha Yearwood, Beth Yearwood Bernard, Garth Brooks (Foreword by) Cover Image
ISBN: 9780804186155
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Published: Clarkson Potter - March 31st, 2015


The country music superstar, Food Network standout, and bestselling author shows how delicious and wholesome dishes are part of a balanced lifestyle.  


The Water and the Wild By K.E. Ormsbee, Elsa Mora (Illustrator) Cover Image
By K.E. Ormsbee, Elsa Mora (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9781452113869
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Published: Chronicle Books - April 14th, 2015

A green apple tree grows in the heart of Thirsby Square, and tangled up in its magical roots is the story of Lottie Fiske. For as long as Lottie can remember, the only people who seem to care about her are her best friend, Eliot, and the mysterious letter writer who sends her birthday gifts.

Lowcountry Boneyard By Susan M. Boyer Cover Image
ISBN: 9781941962473
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Published: Henery Press - April 21st, 2015

USA TODAY Bestselling Author - The AGATHA AWARD-WINNING Liz Talbot Mysteries "Has everything you could want in a traditional mystery: a credible and savvy protagonist, a meaty mystery, and setting that will make you want to spend time in South Carolina.

Minnow By James E. McTeer III Cover Image
ISBN: 9781938235115
Availability: Special Order
Published: Hub City Press - May 1st, 2015

Minnow is an otherworldly story of a small boy who leaves his dying father's bedside hunting a medicine for a mysterious illness. Sent by his mother to a local druggist in their coastal town, Minnow unexpectedly takes a dark and wondrous journey deep into the ancient Sea Islands, seeking the grave dust of a long-dead hoodoo man to buy him a cure.

The World's Largest Man: A Memoir By Harrison Scott Key Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780062351494
Published: Harper - May 12th, 2015

Winner of the 2016 Thurber Prize

The riotous, tender story of a bookish Mississippi boy and his flawed, Bunyanesque father, told with the comic verve of David Sedaris and the deft satire of Mark Twain or Roy Blount, Jr.

Anything Could Happen By Will Walton Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780545709545
Published: PUSH - May 26th, 2015

When you're in love with the wrong person for the right reasons, anything could happen.

Tretch lives in a very small town where everybody's in everybody else's business. Which makes it hard for him to be in love with his straight best friend.

A Week at the Lake By Wendy Wax Cover Image
ISBN: 9780425274477
Availability: Special Order
Published: Berkley - June 23rd, 2015

From the USA Today bestselling author of The House on Mermaid Point comes a powerful novel about secrets, loyalty, and the bonds of true friendship...included in this edition only—Wendy Wax’s novella, Christmas at the Beach!