Jim Hartbarger will read from his new memoir On the Rim of the Basket: The Memoirs of Coach Jim Hartbarger on Saturday, April 11th at 3:00 p.m. The memoir recounts his early childhood days, coaching high school and college basketball teams, owning the Jarrett House and his advice to others about recruitment and coaching. Wilson Scott, a former Western Carolina University basketball player said, “Coach Jim was tough, but fair. First on his list was getting an education. He didn’t accept any excuse. I have a great deal of respect for him.” Hartbarger was the head basketball coach at WCU from 1969-1975 and captured twoNational Association of Intercollegiate Athletic District 6 regular season titles and one tournament championship. His team advanced to the 1972 NAIA Championship Tournament. In 1975, Jim and his wife Jean became the owners of The Jarrett House, a Southern Bed and Breakfast in Dillsboro, North Carolina. Following the reading, Hartbarger will be signing and copies will be available for purchase. To reserve copies of his memoir please call City Lights at 828-586-9499.