Winter is the time for Okra!


(Asheville, NC) Southern independent booksellers have selected thirteen titles for their 2020 Winter Okra Picks, their seasonal list of great forthcoming Southern books. The Winter Okra Picks publish in January, February, and March and feature southern voices, southern stories, and southern writers. Each and every one of them also has a cadre of southern bookseller champions, eager to place these books into the hands of adventurous readers.

Southern independent bookstores – we grow good books!
For more information visit: https://authorsroundthesouth.com/okra

For more information about SIBA Okra Picks and more go to the official SIBA website.

The 2015 Winter Okra Picks!

The 2020 Winter Okra Picks

Hill Women by Cassie Chambers
Ballantine Books, January, 2020

Overground Railroad by Lesa Cline-Ransome, James E. Ransome (Illus.)
Holiday House, January, 2020

Wilmington's Lie by David Zucchino
Atlantic Monthly Press, January, 2020

Big Lies in a Small Town by Diane Chamberlain
St. Martin's Press, January, 2020

Just Like a Mama by Alice Faye Duncan, Charnelle Pinkney Barlow (Illus.)
Denene Millner Books/Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, January, 2020

Remembrance by Rita Woods
Forge Books, January, 2020

The Third Rainbow Girl by Emma Copley Eisenberg
Hachette Books, January, 2020

My Autobiography of Carson McCullers by Jenn Shapland
Tin House Books, February, 2020

Race Against Time by Jerry Mitchell
Simon & Schuster, February, 2020


The Boatman's Daughter by Andy Davidson
MCD x FSG Originals, February, 2020

The Last Taxi Driver by Lee Durkee
Tin House Books, March, 2020

A Good Neighborhood by Therese Anne Fowler
St. Martin's Press, March, 2020