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The Moveable Feast features literary luncheons with exciting authors at area restaurants on Fridays, 11 am - 1 pm, $30 each with a $5 cash rebate if the featured book is purchased. Email or call 843-235-9600 for more information. Click here to register online!

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Friday 11/22/2019 at 11:00 AM
Anne Byrn
(Skillet Love: From Steak to Cake) at Kimbel's, Wachesaw
Beloved by home cooks and professionals alike, the cast iron skillet is one of the most versatile pieces of equipment in your kitchen arsenal. Perfect for every meal of the day, the cast iron pan can be used to cook eggs, sear meat, roast whole dinners, and serve up dessert warm from the oven. Bestselling author Anne Byrn has carefully curated 160 recipes to be made in one simple 12-inch cast iron skillet. These are dishes everyone can enjoy, from appetizers and breads like Easy Garlic Skillet knots to side dishes like Last-Minute Scalloped Potatoes, from brunch favorites to one-pot suppers like Skillet Eggplant Parmesan. And of course, no Anne Byrn cookbook would be complete without her innovative cakes like Georgia Burnt Caramel Cake, cookies like Brown Sugar Skillet Blondies, and pies and other delicious treats. Scattered throughout are fun tidbits about the origin of the cast iron skillet and how to properly season and care for them. Anne Byrn, the Cake Doctor, has crafted an informational, adaptable, and deliciously indispensable guide to skillet recipes the whole family is sure to love.
$30
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Friday 11/29/2019 at 11:00 AM
Jon Sealy
(The Edge of America) at Caffe Piccolo (venue change!)
Jon Sealy, author of "The Whiskey Baron," has hit another one out of the ballpark! Bobby West is on the edge. As chief financial officer for a Miami holding company and a CIA front, he has overleveraged his business in the go-go 1980s financial culture. He turns to a deal-with-the-devil money laundering operation with a local gangster, Alexander French — a deal which quickly goes south when $3 million goes missing. Now Mr. French, a group of Cuban exiles, and an Israeli smuggler named Adriana Chekhov are all after Bobby West to pay up. With echoes of Iran-Contra and the Orwellian surveillance state, "The Edge of America" is a stunning thriller about greed, power, and the limits of the American dream.
$30
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Tuesday 12/03/2019 at 11:00 AM
Andrew Lawler
(The Secret Token: Myth, Obsession, and the Search for the Lost Colony of Roanoke) at Ocean One (change of venue)
In 1587, 115 men, women, and children arrived at Roanoke Island on the coast of North Carolina to establish the first English colony in the New World—and then vanished. In "The Secret Token," journalist Andrew Lawler sets out on a quest to solve an enigma that has obsessed generations of historians, archaeologists, and amateur sleuths. The Washington Post calls it "crazy fun" as well as "surprisingly fresh and powerful," while the Wall Street Journal deems it "the most authoritative account of the Lost Colony to date." The Economist says that "Mr. Lawler is an intrepid guide to this treacherous territory," adding that "his willingness to chase down every lead, no matter how outlandish, and his enthusiasm for the journey as much as the destination, make The Secret Token a lively and engaging read."
$30
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Friday 12/06/2019 at 11:00 AM
Nathalie Dupree - FULL!
(Stories and Favorite Recipes) at Hot Fish Club, Murrells Inlet
Nathalie Dupree is a storyteller, and in celebration of her 80th birthday in December 2019, she shares her favorite culinary stories, which trace her journey from a budding cook for her college friends, though her years as a restaurant cook and cooking instructor. Her activist spirit, humor, feisty personality, and authoritative knowledge of cooking make this a must-have cookbook for everyone who has watched her on TV, read her articles in magazines and newspapers, or invoked her name in a conversation about Southern food. Nathalie Dupree is the best-selling author of 14 cookbooks, and host of more than 300 national and international cooking shows. She has been the president of the Atlanta chapter of the International Women's Forum, founder and past president of IACP (International Association of Culinary Professionals), founder and board member of Southern Foodways, and founder and co-president of two chapters of Les Dames d’Escoffier by whom she was awarded the honor of "Grande Dame." She was the founding president of the Charleston Wine and Food Festival. She was named the 2013 Woman of the Year from the French Master Chefs of America, and received Slow Food Charleston's 2016 Snail Award. Her books "New Southern Cooking" and "Mastering the Art of Southern Cooking" are on the 2017 Southern Living 100 best cookbooks of all-time list.
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Friday 12/13/2019 at 11:00 AM
Cat Warren
(What the Dog Knows) at Pawleys Plantation
Cat Warren is the 2013 New York Times bestselling author of "What the Dog Knows: Scent, Science, and the Amazing Ways Dogs Perceive the World." The book tells the story of learning to work with her impossible young shepherd as a cadaver dog to find the missing and dead. It won critical acclaim and was long listed for the PEN/E.O. Wilson Literary Science Writing Award. The Young Readers Edition of "What the Dog Knows" is just out and featured at this Moveable Feast, though both versions will be available. Cat grew up in the country in Oregon, worked as a newspaper journalist for many years across the United States, and now writes, teaches at North Carolina State University, and plays with dogs.
$30
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Friday 12/20/2019 at 11:00 AM
Walt Gragg
(The Chosen One) at Kimbel's, Wachesaw
A fundamentalist Islamic army is on the march in the Middle East, and the fight to stop the spread of madness will take everything the American military can muster, in this novel from the author of "The Red Line." Two months ago, a new leader arose in the Islamic world, the Mahdi — or the Chosen One. He has rallied fundamentalist Muslim forces across the Middle East who have driven deep into Saudi Arabia and Egypt. Standing against them is an allied force made up primarily of the American military. It's a desperate fight. From armored battles in the desert to American carriers desperately dodging waves of cruise missiles, the Mahdi proves to have many tricks up his sleeve. Marine Lieutenant Sam Erickson is in the thick of the fighting. He and his company have fought their way from a landing on the Mediterranean shore to the outskirts of Cairo. Now he finds himself at a critical juncture, but can he make the sacrifices necessary for the greater good?
$30
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Tuesday 01/07/2020 at 11:00 AM
Marie Benedict
(Lady Clementine) at Wild Wing Plantation, Conway (venue change!)
New from the New York Times bestselling author of "The Only Woman in the Room" and "The Other Einstein" is another incredible novel that focuses on one of the women who had the most influence during World Wars I and II. In 1909, Clementine Churchill steps off a train with her new husband, Winston. An angry woman emerges from the crowd to attack, shoving him in the direction of an oncoming train. Just before he stumbles, Clementine grabs him by his suit jacket. This will not be the last time she saves her husband. Lady Clementine is the ferocious story of the brilliant and ambitious woman beside Winston Churchill, the story of a partner who did not flinch through the sweeping darkness of war, and who would not surrender either to expectations or to enemies. With a historian’s eye and a writer’s heart, Benedict provides an unforgettable glimpse into the private world of a brilliant woman (her scandalous childhood, her unexpected role as a social outsider, her maternal insecurities, and the daily struggles she faces to smooth her husband's political blunders and to keep up with his relentless demands for guidance and attention) whose impact and influence on world events deserves to be acknowledged.
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Friday 01/10/2020 at 11:00 AM
Colleen Oakley
(You Were There Too) at Inlet Affairs (venue change!)
Acclaimed author Colleen Oakley delivers a heart-wrenching and unforgettable love story about a woman who must choose between the man she loves and the man fate has chosen for her, in a novel that reminds us that the best life is one led by the heart. Mia Graydon's life looks picket-fence perfect; she has the house, her loving husband, and dreams of starting a family. But she has other dreams too—unexplained, recurring ones starring the same man. Still, she doesn't think much of it, until a relocation to small-town Pennsylvania brings her face to face with the stranger she has been dreaming about for years. And this man harbors a jaw-dropping secret of his own—he's been dreaming of her, too. Determined to understand, Mia and this not-so-stranger search for answers. But when diving into their pasts begins to unravel her life in the present, Mia emerges with a single question—what if?
$30
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Friday 01/17/2020 at 11:00 AM
Beatriz Williams, Lauren Willig & Karen White
(All the Ways We Said Goodbye) at Pawleys Plantation
The New York Times bestselling authors of "The Glass Ocean" and "The Forgotten Room" return with a glorious historical adventure that moves from the dark days of two World Wars to the turbulent years of the 1960s, in which three women with bruised hearts find refuge at Paris' legendary Ritz hotel. France, 1914. As war breaks out, Aurelie becomes trapped on the wrong side of the front with her father, Comte Sigismund de Courcelles. When the Germans move into their family's ancestral estate, using it as their headquarters, Aurelie discovers she knows the German Major's aide de camp, Maximilian Von Sternburg. She and the dashing young officer first met during Aurelie’s debutante days in Paris. Despite their conflicting loyalties, Aurelie and Max’s friendship soon deepens into love, but betrayal will shatter them both, driving Aurelie back to Paris and the Ritz—the home of her estranged American heiress mother, with unexpected consequences. France, 1942. Raised by her indomitable, free-spirited American grandmother in the glamorous Hotel Ritz, Marguerite “Daisy” Villon remains in Paris with her daughter and husband, a Nazi collaborator, after France falls to Hitler. At first reluctant to put herself and her family at risk to assist her grandmother's Resistance efforts, Daisy agrees to act as a courier for a skilled English forger known only as Legrand, who creates identity papers for Resistance members and Jewish refugees. But as Daisy is drawn ever deeper into Legrand’s underground network, committing increasingly audacious acts of resistance for the sake of the country—and the man—she holds dear, she uncovers a devastating secret … one that will force her to commit the ultimate betrayal, and to confront at last the shocking circumstances of her own family history. France, 1964. For Barbara "Babs" Langford, her husband, Kit, was the love of her life. Yet their marriage was haunted by a mysterious woman known only as La Fleur. On Kit’s death, American lawyer Andrew "Drew” Bowdoin appears at her door. Hired to find a Resistance fighter turned traitor known as "La Fleur," the investigation has led to Kit Langford. Curious to know more about the enigmatic La Fleur, Babs joins Drew in his search, a journey of discovery that that takes them to Paris and the Ritz—and to unexpected places of the heart.Book included in price.
$60 incl. book
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Friday 01/24/2020 at 11:00 AM
Diane Chamberlain
(Big Lies in a Small Town) at DeBordieu Colony Clubhouse
North Carolina, 2018: Morgan Christopher's life has been derailed. Taking the fall for a crime she did not commit, she finds herself serving a three-year stint in the North Carolina Women's Correctional Center. Her dream of a career in art is put on hold—until a mysterious visitor makes her an offer that will see her released immediately. Her assignment: restore an old post office mural in a sleepy southern town. Morgan knows nothing about art restoration, but desperate to leave prison, she accepts. What she finds under the layers of grime is a painting that tells the story of madness, violence, and a conspiracy of small town secrets. North Carolina, 1940: Anna Dale, an artist from New Jersey, wins a national contest to paint a mural for the post office in Edenton, North Carolina. Alone in the world and desperate for work, she accepts. But what she doesn't expect is to find herself immersed in a town where prejudices run deep, where people are hiding secrets behind closed doors, and where the price of being different might just end in murder. What happened to Anna Dale? Are the clues hidden in the decrepit mural? Can Morgan overcome her own demons to discover what exists beneath the layers of lies? Book included in price.
$60 incl. book
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Friday 01/31/2020 at 11:00 AM
Donna Everhart
(The Moonshiner's Daughter) at Ocean One, Litchfield
Set in North Carolina in 1960 and brimming with authenticity and grit, "The Moonshiner's Daughter" evokes the singular life of sixteen-year-old Jessie Sasser, a young woman determined to escape her family's past . . . Generations of Sassers have made moonshine in the Brushy Mountains of Wilkes County, North Carolina. Their history is recorded in a leather-bound journal that belongs to Jessie Sasser's daddy, but Jessie wants no part of it. As far as she's concerned, moonshine caused her mother's death a dozen years ago. Her father refuses to speak about her mama, or about the day she died. But Jessie has a gnawing hunger for the truth—one that compels her to seek comfort in food. Yet all her self-destructive behavior seems to do is feed what her school's gruff but compassionate nurse describes as the "monster" inside Jessie. Resenting her father's insistence that moonshining runs in her veins, Jessie makes a plan to destroy the stills, using their neighbors as scapegoats. Instead, her scheme escalates an old rivalry and reveals long-held grudges. As she endeavors to right wrongs old and new, Jessie's loyalties will bring her to unexpected revelations about her family, her strengths—and a legacy that may provide her with the answers she has been longing for. Book included in price.
$48 incl. book
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Friday 02/07/2020 at 11:00 AM
Tommy Tomlinson
(The Elephant in the Room) at Kimbel's, Wachesaw
A well-established contributor to major magazines (Esquire, ESPN the Magazine, Sports Illustrated, Forbes, Garden & Gun, and many others) and a 23-year veteran reporter for the Charlotte Observer, this is Tommy Tomlinson's remarkably intimate and insightful memoir of his life as a fat man. When he was almost fifty years old, Tomlinson weighed an astonishing—and dangerous—460 pounds, at risk for heart disease, diabetes, and stroke, unable to climb a flight of stairs without having to catch his breath, or travel on an airplane without buying two seats. Raised in a family that loved food, he had been aware of the problem for years, seeing doctors and trying diets from the time he was a preteen. But nothing worked, and every time he tried to make a change, it didn't go the way he planned—in fact, he wasn't sure that he really wanted to change. Tomlinson chronicles his lifelong battle with weight in a voice that combines the urgency of Roxane Gay's "Hunger" with the intimacy of Rick Bragg's "All Over but the Shoutin'." He brings us along on a candid and sometimes brutal look at the everyday experience of being constantly aware of your size. Over the course of the book, he confronts these issues head-on and chronicles the practical steps he has to take—big and small—to lose weight by the end. Affecting and searingly honest, "The Elephant in the Room" is a powerful memoir that will resonate with anyone who has grappled with addiction, shame, or self-consciousness. It is also a literary triumph that will stay with readers long after the last page.
$30
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Friday 02/14/2020 at 11:00 AM
Tom Poland
(Carolina Bays and The Last Sunday Drive) at Pawleys Plantation
Two valentines from Tom Poland, bring yours for a delightful "date." Co-written by Tom Poland and Robert C. Clark and subtitled "Wild, Mysterious, and Majestic Landforms," the mystery of the Carolina Bays is an enigma that is lushly, uniquely beautiful. Featuring more than one hundred-fifty color images, Carolina Bays takes you from an aerial perspective of these unusual bays to an on-the-ground safari, from frogs that croak and bark and boom to skinks that skim across the water as if on skis, and on to squawking herons to black-and-yellow polka-dotted caterpillars. There are growling alligators and four hundred-year-old trees and delicate yellow-fringed orchids. Life is found in astounding abundance. Such diverse habitats and their rich, unmatched biodiversity call out for preservation and restoration. The bays are not only visited and documented by the authors; they make an impassioned case for respecting how important these singular formations are for the health of the planet. You could not find more able guides. Plus! The Sunday drive. Mom, dad and the kids would head out to see the countryside. An ice cream treat usually waited at day's end. Back in the Burma-Shave days, mom-and-pop drive-ins and gas station biscuits fed folks. Cheap gas filled cars, and people made Sunday drives through a land where See Rock City barns, sawdust piles and trains and junkyards gave them plenty to see. Men in seersucker suits ran old stores with oscillating fans, and if the kids ate too much penny candy, grandma had a home remedy for them. It was a time for dinner on church grounds, yard art and old-fashioned petunias. Join author Tom Poland as he revisits disappearing traditions.
$30
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Friday 02/21/2020 at 11:00 AM
Kimmery Martin
(The Antidote for Everything) at Hot Fish Club, Murrells Inlet
In this whip-smart and timely novel from the acclaimed author of "The Queen of Hearts," two doctors travel a surprising path when they must choose between treating their patients and keeping their jobs. Georgia Brown’s profession as a urologist requires her to interact with plenty of naked men, but her romantic prospects have fizzled. The most important person in her life is her friend Jonah Tsukada, a funny, empathetic family medicine doctor who works at the same hospital in Charleston, South Carolina and who has become as close as family to her. Just after Georgia leaves the country for a medical conference, Jonah shares startling news. The hospital is instructing doctors to stop providing medical care for transgender patients. Jonah, a gay man, is the first to be fired when he refuses to abandon his patients. Stunned by the predicament of her closest friend, Georgia's natural instinct is to fight alongside him. But when her attempts to address the situation result in incalculable harm, both Georgia and Jonah find themselves facing the loss of much more than their careers.
$30
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Friday 02/28/2020 at 11:00 AM
Susan Zurenda
(Bells for Eli) at Pastaria 811
After teaching literature, composition, and creative writing to thousands of high school and college students for 33 years, Susan turned her attention to putting the novel in her heart on paper, the genesis of which started with a short story that won fiction prize some years ago. "Bells for Eli" is a tender and engaging Coming of Age story in which fate takes with one hand and gives with the other in a time and place of social constraints. It is a world where family secrets must stay hidden, present and past. The novel explores the power of culture, family, friends, bullies, scars, and lovers on two cousins devoted to each other. Though cruelty and pain threaten to dominate, determination, otherworldliness, and most powerfully love, hope, and connectedness combine to enact their mysterious forces.
$30
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Tuesday 03/03/2020 at 11:00 AM
Greer Hendricks & Sarah Pekkanen
(You Are Not Alone) at Wild Wing Plantation, Conway
The #1 bestselling authors of "The Wife Between Us" and "An Anonymous Girl" deliver a thriller about a circle of friends with deadly intentions – where trust is their weapon and revenge is their trigger... You probably know someone like Shay Miller: She wants to find love, but it eludes her; she wants to be fulfilled, but her job is a dead end; she wants to belong, but her life is becoming increasingly isolated. You probably don't know anyone like the Moore sisters: They have an unbreakable circle of friends; they live a life of glamour and perfection; they always get what they desire. Shay thinks she wants their life. But what they really want is hers.
$30
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Friday 03/06/2020 at 11:00 AM
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Friday 03/13/2020 at 11:00 AM
Bill Noel
(No Joke and Relic) at Pawleys Plantation
In our favorite retired academic's 16th cozy ("No Joke"), four aging comedians deliver anything but laughs when they descend upon Folly Beach, a small, laid-back barrier island near Charleston, SC. Chris Landrum's introduction to the newcomers is when he averts disaster by escorting one of them out of the center of Folly's busiest street, a task made even more difficult since the jokester, wearing a long, wool coat over red swim trunks and black patent leather shoes, is flailing a fishing rod at anything that moves, be it vehicle or human. In addition to the stranger not knowing why he's in the center of the street, he claims to have discovered a dead body at the beach. The problem is he can't remember if he saw it that day, the previous month, or perhaps four years earlier. Jokes, lies, secrets, dead bodies, several murder suspects, and danger follow the comics. It's up to retired bureaucrat Chris, along with his cadre of quirky pals, to sort out what's going on before some of them are added to the list of victims. Then, in the 17th ("Relic"), Chris and his friend Charles Fowler's peaceful morning to the lighthouse on Folly Beach takes an abrupt turn. They encounter a woman who tells them she got separated from her husband during a storm, then claims they'd been relic hunting. Her husband can't verify what he and his wife were doing. He's dead — murdered. With the horrific death on everyone's mind, Theo Stoll, another of Chris’s friends learns his recently widowed daughter-in-law is moving to Folly saying she wants to be near her only living relative. But, what does the woman Theo has never met really want? A family connection or to con the wealthy retiree. Lies, contradictions, stories of ghosts, pirates, Civil War relics, and buried treasure, combine with no shortage of murder suspects to challenge Chris and his friends to solve the crime that's stumped the police. Not only solve it but solve it before more are killed.
$30
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Tuesday 03/17/2020 at 11:00 AM
Taylor Brown
(Pride of Eden) at Inlet Affairs
The new work by three-time finalist for the Southern Book Prize for "Fallen Land," "The River of Kings," and "Gods of Howl Mountain" is a brilliant fever dream of a novel: set on the eroding edge of civilization, rooted in dramatic events that are linked not only with each character's past, but to the prehistory of America, where great creatures roamed the continent and continue to inhabit our collective imagination.
$30
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Friday 03/20/2020 at 11:00 AM
Kerri Maher
(The Girl in White Gloves) at Kimbel's, Wachesaw
A life in snapshots … Grace knows what people see. She's the Cinderella story. An icon of glamour and elegance frozen in dazzling Technicolor. The picture of perfection. The girl in white gloves. A woman in living color … But behind the lens, beyond the panoramic views of glistening Mediterranean azure, she knows the truth. The sacrifices it takes for an unappreciated girl from Philadelphia to defy her family and become the reigning queen of the screen. The heartbreaking reasons she trades Hollywood for a crown. The loneliness of being a princess in a fairy tale kingdom that is all too real. Hardest of all for her adoring fans and loyal subjects to comprehend, is the harsh reality that to be the most envied woman in the world does not mean she is the happiest. Starved for affection and purpose, facing a labyrinth of romantic and social expectations with more twists and turns than Monaco's infamous winding roads, Grace must find her own way to fulfillment. But what she risks — her art, her family, her marriage — she may never get back.
$30
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