SIBA's Spring Okra Picks: 'Bumper Crop of 18 Delicious Reads'

The Southern Independent Booksellers Alliance has announced its Spring Okra Picks, "a season's worth of delicious reading with a Southern flavor." These 19 titles were chosen by Southern indie booksellers as the upcoming titles they are most looking forward to handselling:

In the Shadow of 10,000 Hills by Jennifer Haupt (Central Avenue Publishing)
Varina by Charles Frazier (Ecco)
The Secret to Southern Charm by Kristy Woodson Harvey (Gallery Books)
The Overstory by Richard Powers (Norton)
Dread Nation by Justina Ireland (Balzer & Bray/Harperteen)
Country Dark by Chris Offutt (Grove Press)
Ghost Boys by Jewell Parker Rhodes (Little, Brown Books for Young Readers)

How Sweet the Sound: The Story of Amazing Grace by Carole Boston Weatherford (Atheneum Books for Young Readers)
The High Tide Club by Mary Kay Andrews (St. Martin's Press)
Girl Made of Stars by Ashley Herring Blake (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt)
Best Beach Ever by Wendy Wax (Berkley Books)
I Felt a Funeral in My Brain by Will Walton (Push)

The View from Here by Lynne Hinton (NewSouth Books)
Southernmost by Silas House (Algonquin)
Neverworld Wake by Marisha Pessl (Delacorte)
Florida by Lauren Groff (Riverhead)
Rising: Dispatches from the New American Shore by Elizabeth Rush (Milkweed Editions)
Bearskin by James A. McLaughlin (Ecco)
The Darkest Time of Night by Jeremy Finley (St. Martin's Press)

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