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Sarah Ballantyne, The Paleo Approach Cookbook

Catered Launch Party Event!

Tuesday, August 26 at 6:30pm

The Paleo Approach CookbooksWith a new companion cookbook to the groundbreaking book The Paleo Approach, Sarah D. Ballantyne, Ph.D., shows you just how easy and delicious regaining your health can be. The Paleo Approach Cookbook  walks you through which foods you should eat to calm your immune system, reduce inflammation, and help your body heal itself. There’s no need to worry that “going Paleo” will break the bank or require too much time in the kitchen preparing special foods.

In The Paleo Approach Cookbook, Dr. Ballantyne provides expert tips on how to make the switch easily and economically. She explains how to stay within your food budget, how to make the best use of your time in the kitchen, and where to shop for what you need. Complete food lists, shopping guides, and meal plans take the guesswork out of eating to maximize healing.  Armed with more than 150 delicious recipes, from breakfast staples to decadent desserts, you can reverse your disease and love every bite!




Can’t attend? We’ll ship a signed copy of THE PALEO APPROACH COOKBOOK anywhere in the U.S.





Randy Susan Meyers, Accidents of Marriage: A Novel
Wednesday, August 27 at 6:30pm

Randy Susan Meyers booksWe’re pleased to welcome back award-winning author Randy Susan Meyers Author with the pre-release of Accidents of Marriage. Get it before anyone else! The story of a family on the edge… and how they got there.

For Madeline Illica, the love of her husband Ben is her greatest blessing and biggest curse. Brilliant and charming when he chose to be, Ben could turn into a raging bull when crossed—and despite her training as a social worker Maddy was never sure what would cross him. She kept a fragile peace by vacillating between tiptoeing around him and asserting herself for the sake of their three children until a rainy drive to work when Ben’s temper gets the best of him and the consequences leave Maddy in the hospital, fighting for her life.

Exploring emotional abuse, traumatic injury, and children lost in the shuffle of recovery with unblinking honesty, Accidents of Marriage is an account of life inside of a marriage and how the unexpected gift of clarity can make the difference between living in hell and salvation.


Emerging Author Event
Friday, September 5 at 6:30pm – 8:30pm

collage of Emerging AuthorsWe are pleased to welcome another great group of Emerging Authors to FoxTale. Our pre-selected authors will each discuss their books for a few minutes and then the books will be available for purchase, autographing and further discussion. 


Rosalind Bunn & Kathleen Howard, Monsters Three

Story Time/Book Launch Saturday, September 6 at 11:00am

The Monsters ThreeFrom the authors of Sophie May and the Shoe Untying Fairy and The Butter Bean Lady comes the latest picture book, THE MONSTERS THREE!  FoxTale Book Shoppe is excited to launch Rosalind and Kathleen’s latest book, sure to delight children of all ages! Join us at 11am on September 6th for a special story time and book launch celebration!


Raymond Atkins, Sweetwater Blues

Book Launch! Saturday, September 6, 1:00pm

Sweetwater Blues

Join us as we launch Ray Atkins’, Georgia Author of the Year, latest novel, Sweetwater Blues! Atkins is the award winning author of Camp Redemption, Front Porch Prophet and Sorrow Wood. You know we love Ray and his lovely wife Marsha! 

Rodney Earwood and Palmer Cray had been best friends for as long as either could remember. They were brothers in all but the genetic sense, each born late in the lives of good women who had given up on the dream of motherhood by the time their respective miracles occurred. They wandered the hills of North Georgia, hunted the pine woods, fished the cool, green streams, and camped under the stars. They shared each other’s clothing, each other’s families, and each other’s homes. They grew into tall young men, and on a hot May afternoon right after they turned eighteen, they both graduated from Sweetwater High School, numbers seven and eight in the crooked, sweaty line that held a class of thirty of Sweetwater’s finest. Shortly thereafter, Rodney and Palmer flew a Camaro into a tree, Palmer flew into a haystack, Rodney flew into the great beyond, and nothing in Sweetwater was ever the same again. Follow Palmer in the aftermath of his one great mistake as he confronts regret at his own fallibility, endures punishment for his actions, finds unexpected redemption in unusual places, and is given a second chance to try to make it all right. He is joined in this journey by an unlikely cast of associate–including a methamphetamine dealer named Cheddar, a junkyard owner named Ottis Lee, a coffee-can addict named Bay-Annette, and an Alzheimer’s patient who was once Rodney’s mother–as they face each day and try to overcome their Sweetwater Blues.


Susan Vreeland, Lisette’s List

Monday, September 8 at 6:30pm

Lisettes ListWe’re thrilled to welcome Susan Vreeland to FoxTale this September! From Susan Vreeland, bestselling author of such acclaimed novels as Girl in Hyacinth Blue, Luncheon of the Boating Party, and Clara and Mr. Tiffany, comes a richly imagined story of a woman’s awakening in the south of Vichy France—to the power of art, to the beauty of provincial life, and to love in the midst of war.

In 1937, young Lisette Roux and her husband, André, move from Paris to a village in Provence to care for André’s grandfather Pascal. Lisette regrets having to give up her dream of becoming a gallery apprentice and longs for the comforts and sophistication of Paris. But as she soon discovers, the hilltop town is rich with unexpected pleasures.

Pascal once worked in the nearby ochre mines and later became a pigment salesman and frame maker; while selling his pigments in Paris, he befriended Pissarro and Cézanne, some of whose paintings he received in trade for his frames. Pascal begins to tutor Lisette in both art and life, allowing her to see his small collection of paintings and the Provençal landscape itself in a new light. Inspired by Pascal’s advice to “Do the important things first,” Lisette begins a list of vows to herself (#4. Learn what makes a painting great). When war breaks out, André goes off to the front, but not before hiding Pascal’s paintings to keep them from the Nazis’ reach.

With German forces spreading across Europe, the sudden fall of Paris, and the rise of Vichy France, Lisette sets out to locate the paintings (#11. Find the paintings in my lifetime). Her search takes her through the stunning French countryside, where she befriends Marc and Bella Chagall, who are in hiding before their flight to America, and acquaints her with the land, her neighbors, and even herself in ways she never dreamed possible. Through joy and tragedy, occupation and liberation, small acts of kindness and great acts of courage, Lisette learns to forgive the past, to live robustly, and to love again.


 

Lisa Wingate & Renea Winchester

The Story Keeper & Farming, Friends, and Fried Bologna Sandwiches

Lisa Wingate & Renea Winchester

We are happy to welcome back authors Lisa Wingate of Reader’s Circle and Renea Winchester of In The Garden With Billy: Lessons About Life, Love & Tomatoes to FoxTale Book Shoppe to sign and discuss their new books, The Story Keeper and Farming, Friends and Fried Bologna Sandwiches.

“A kaleidoscope of past and present, ‘The Story Keeper’ finds the soft spot of our souls where who we were, stands face to face with who we are. Can we go home again? Faith, courage and the power of story are the backbone of generations of the Appalachian women you’ll meet in these stories. I was captivated by this story and can’t wait to share it with my customers. Lisa Wingate, you rock!” –Karen 

“The Story Keeper” introduces Jen Gibbs, a New York editor who left the mountains for the big city. An anonymous manuscript finds its way to Jen’s desk, and as soon as she begins turning the pages, she can’t put it down. Jen finds herself immersed in the world of Sarra, a mixed-race Melungeon girl trapped by dangerous men in the turn of the century Appalachia. Mystery surrounds the manuscript – and it takes Jen back to a place she thought she had left behind forever.

“Ideal for anyone who enjoys books by master storytellers such as Adriana Trigiani or Karen White,” raves Julie Cantrell, The New York Times and USA TODAY bestselling author.

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Tucked behind a magnolia tree on a busy Georgia road is a magical place–a simple country farm, unchanged by time. On this little strip of land, chickens scratch greetings and goats bleat hello. Sweet yellow corn grows tall, and curly bean vines reach for the sky. A burly tractor and a fifty-year-old Chevy wait inside the shed, ready for action. For some folks, farms trigger childhood memories, such as Sunday supper at their grandparent’s table, or recollections of past generations smiling from picture frames gathering dust on the mantle.

For 82-year-old Billy Albertson, his farm reflects a time before folks were hurried, or technology ruled our lives. Families grew gardens and feasted on fresh vegetables, adults spent time on front porches comparing stories, and children scampered barefoot through the grass waiting their turn at the hand-cranked ice cream freezer. Spending time with friends on the farm is Billy’s life. Here you don’t have to be a gardener or blood kin to be family. Inside the pages of Farming, Friends, & Fried Bologna Sandwiches is a story about Billy and his magical farm.


 

Francine Bryson, Blue Ribbon Baking from a Redneck Kitchen

Wednesday, October 1 at 6:30pm

Blue Ribbon Baking From a Redneck KitchenNational pie champion, mom, homemaker, and self-proclaimed redneck, Francine Bryson won the hearts of bakers everywhere when she appeared on CBS’s The American Baking Competition and went on to become a finalist on the show. Known for her down-home Southern charm and sass (and for successfully pairing chocolate and peanut butter with bacon), Francine now shares her sought-after recipes and tips in her very first baking book.

“Here are the recipes and tricks I was taught by my Great-Granny, Granny, Nana, and Mama—the women who schooled me on the ways a Southern woman keeps a kitchen—and that I learned from twenty-plus years of competing on the baking circuit. Now you can bake up award-winning pies such as Upside-Down Apple Pie, fluffy Biscuits Like Nana Made, and irresistible treats like Soda Pop Cake and Classic Southern Lemon Bars—all so good they have made the rounds with the ladies at church, the bridge clubs, supper clubs, and mom groups for generations.”


 

Erika Marks, Kim Boykin & Barbara Davis

Thursday, October 9 at 6:30pm

Marks, Boykin & DavisWe’re excited to welcome Erika Marks AuthorKim Boykin & Barbara Davis, author of women’s fiction to FoxTale Book Shoppe! More details to come!


 

Saturday, October 11, 2pm, Jeff High, Each Shining Hour


 

Wednesday, October 22, 4:30pm, Tommy Greenwald, Middle-Grade author of Charlie Joe Jackson


 

Wednesday, October 29, 6:30pm, Natalie Parker & Friends


 

Tuesday, November 4, 4:30pm, Diary of a Wimpy Kid 9 Book Release Party


 

Saturday, November 8, 1pm, Marta McDowell, Beatrix Potter’s Gardening Life


 

*****Monday, November 10, 6:30pm, Robert Crais, The Promise*****


 

*****Monday, November 17, 6:30pm, Wiley Cash, This Dark Road to Mercy*****


Tuesday, November 18, 6:30pm, Olivia deBelle Byrd, Save My Place


 

Saturday, November 22, 1pm, Lindi Peterson, Faith Trilogy #2


 

Sunday, December 7, 1pm, Virginia Willis, Okra Cookbook********


 

Tuesday, December 9, 7pm, Rick Bragg, Jerry Lee Lewis: His Own Story *********