Iain Banks' 1987 novel, Player of Games, keys a new culture that is both pessimistic and optimistic. Read more about us.
Ron Rash's new novel
Above the Waterfall weds a contemporary thriller with a portrayal of people tapping an ancient way of being. Read about book, read interview with author, see about Sept. 8 event.
The Beaverdam Methodist Church started with revolutionary hope for a better world. Read about path of conscience.
Lover's Leap legend
The site in Hot Springs above the French Broad has generated a legend that is pure imagination. Read about the source and the suspectness.
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Harry Winner (photo, left, with wife, Julienne) was a pioneer Jewish merchant and civil rights leader in Asheville. Read story and see about Nov. 19 event for 75th anniversary, Jewish Community Center.
Knowledge of wild plants and the business of gathering herbs for cash was an essential occupation in this region. Read more.
1922: the year of Lake View
Read about Uncle Jim Allen, Beaverdam octogenarian in 1922, and the changes he witnessed when Lake View Park began the Beaver Lake neighborhood.
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See week's calendar of events.
Kate Alcott (left) presents "A Touch of Stardust," Blue Ridge Books, Nov. 28.
Tellabration! features several local storytellers, Folk Art Center on Blue Ridge Parkway, Nov. 28. $10.
Jordan A. Rothacker (right) presents "The Pit, and No Other Stories," Firestorm Café &
Books, Dec. 5.
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