August — Local Authors

The August theme for our "Read with The Snail" Reading Challenge is a book by an author local to you. You can treat that concept loosely — it could be an author from your town, state, or area. It's a great chance to explore some of the wonderful writers in your own neighborhood. 

The Snail is in Huntsville, Alabama, so here are a few books by authors we consider local to us. You'll find authors from Huntsville and other parts of Alabama. Feel free to explore other works by these authors and others. And let us know if you have an idea to add to our list! (E-mail The Snail HERE.)

We love when you order your Reading Challenge books from us! 

We can't wait to see what you share this month; make sure to share on social media and use the hashtag #ReadwithTheSnail.

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Rich Blood By Robert Bailey Cover Image
$15.95
ISBN: 9781542037273
Availability: Ready for delivery or usually ships in 3-5 days
Published: Thomas & Mercer - September 1st, 2022

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With the Devil's Help: A True Story of Poverty, Mental Illness, and Murder By Neal Wooten Cover Image
$26.95
ISBN: 9781639362400
Availability: Ready for delivery or usually ships in 3-5 days
Published: Pegasus Crime - September 6th, 2022

Nanny Needed: A Novel By Georgina Cross Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780593355992
Availability: Ready for delivery or usually ships in 3-5 days
Published: Bantam - October 5th, 2021

Where I Come From: Stories from the Deep South By Rick Bragg Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780593310809
Availability: Backordered at publisher (but we may have it in stock!)
Published: Vintage - August 10th, 2021

The Speckled Beauty: A Dog and His People By Rick Bragg Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780593081419
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Published: Vintage - August 2nd, 2022

Ava's Man By Rick Bragg Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780375724442
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Published: Vintage - August 13th, 2002

The Stepdaughter: An addictive suspense novel packed with twists and family secrets By Georgina Cross Cover Image
$14.29
ISBN: 9781838889401
Availability: Ready for delivery or usually ships in 3-5 days
Published: Bookouture - September 2nd, 2020

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The Missing Woman: Utterly gripping psychological suspense with heart-thumping twists By Georgina Cross Cover Image
$14.29
ISBN: 9781838889425
Availability: Ready for delivery or usually ships in 3-5 days
Published: Bookouture - January 6th, 2021

The Professor (McMurtrie and Drake Legal Thrillers #1) By Robert Bailey Cover Image
$15.95
ISBN: 9781503945548
Availability: Ready for delivery or usually ships in 3-5 days
Published: Thomas & Mercer - August 18th, 2015

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The Golfer's Carol By Robert Bailey Cover Image
$24.00
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ISBN: 9780593190500
Published: G.P. Putnam's Sons - November 3rd, 2020

Cover Your Tracks By Daco Auffenorde Cover Image
$19.99
ISBN: 9781684425501
Availability: Ready for delivery or usually ships in 3-5 days
Published: Keylight Books - October 20th, 2020

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Midnight at the Blackbird Cafe: A Novel By Heather Webber Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781250198617
Availability: Ready for delivery or usually ships in 3-5 days
Published: Forge Books - January 7th, 2020

This author is not local to Huntsville, but the story is. Heather Webber does a great job capturing the spirit of Alabama!

 


Veil of Winter By Melanie Dickerson Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9780785250760
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Published: Thomas Nelson - June 14th, 2022

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The Piper's Pursuit By Melanie Dickerson Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9780785228141
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Published: Thomas Nelson - December 3rd, 2019

What's in Your Pocket?: Collecting Nature's Treasures By Heather L. Montgomery, Maribel Lechuga (Illustrator) Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781623541224
Availability: Ready for delivery or usually ships in 3-5 days
Published: Charlesbridge - September 14th, 2021

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The Haunting of Fury Falls Inn By Betty Bolte Cover Image
$15.99
ISBN: 9781733973632
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Published: Mystic Owl Publishing - October 1st, 2019

Fierce Kingdom: A Novel By Gin Phillips Cover Image
$16.00
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ISBN: 9780735224520
Published: Penguin Books - July 24th, 2018

Family Law: A Novel By Gin Phillips Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9781984880642
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Published: Penguin Books - May 3rd, 2022

Surviving Savannah By Patti Callahan Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9781984803771
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Published: Berkley - April 5th, 2022

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The Summer House By Lauren K. Denton Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780785232568
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Published: Thomas Nelson - March 2nd, 2021

The One You're with By Lauren K. Denton Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780785232643
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Published: Thomas Nelson - April 5th, 2022

All Over but the Shoutin' By Rick Bragg Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9780679774020
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Published: Vintage - September 8th, 1998

Missing Isaac By Valerie Fraser Luesse Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780800728786
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Published: Fleming H. Revell Company - January 2nd, 2018

Leaving Gee's Bend By Irene Latham Cover Image
$11.95
ISBN: 9781588383327
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Published: NewSouth Books - March 1st, 2017

Snail's Ark By Irene Latham, Mehrdokht Amini (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Irene Latham, Mehrdokht Amini (Illustrator)
$18.99
ISBN: 9780593109397
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Published: G.P. Putnam's Sons Books for Young Readers - February 8th, 2022

Don't Feed the Boy By Irene Latham, Stephanie Graegin (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Irene Latham, Stephanie Graegin (Illustrator)
$13.99
ISBN: 9781250044280
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Published: Square Fish - June 24th, 2014

Undying Love (Secrets of Roseville #1) By Betty Bolte Cover Image
$13.99
ISBN: 9780998162515
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Published: Betty Bolte - November 10th, 2016

Something Rotten: A Fresh Look at Roadkill By Heather L. Montgomery, Kevin O'Malley (Illustrator) Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781681199009
Availability: Ready for delivery or usually ships in 3-5 days
Published: Bloomsbury Children's Books - October 16th, 2018

Rocket Boys (Coalwood #1) By Homer Hickam Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9780385333214
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Published: Delta - January 11th, 2000

Once Upon a Wardrobe By Patti Callahan Cover Image
$24.99
ISBN: 9780785251729
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Published: Harper Muse - October 19th, 2021

Transcendent Kingdom: A novel By Yaa Gyasi Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9781984899767
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Published: Vintage - July 6th, 2021

Homegoing By Yaa Gyasi Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9781101971062
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Published: Vintage - May 2nd, 2017

North Alabama Beer: An Intoxicating History (American Palate) By Kamara Bowling Davis Cover Image
$21.99
ISBN: 9781467136648
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Published: History Press - August 28th, 2017

Late Migrations: A Natural History of Love and Loss By Margaret Renkl Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9781571313836
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Published: Milkweed Editions - March 30th, 2021

The Broken Road: George Wallace and a Daughter’s Journey to Reconciliation By Peggy Wallace Kennedy Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9781635573657
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Published: Bloomsbury Publishing - December 3rd, 2019