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The Land Still Speaks film and Culture Vulture fest, Oct 30

Culture festival features film about mountain eldertsfrom press releaseThe Center for Cultural Preservation presents a film festival that highlights mountain heritage, Jewish heritage and African-American heritage on October 30th at the Thomas Auditorium at Blue Ridge Community College.   The festival will feature three films, including the world premiere of a new film, The Land Still Speaks to Us which includes the voices of mountain elders throughout WNC.  There will also be music by local…See More
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Malaprop's Bookstore at Malaprop's

November 9, 2015 from 7pm to 8pm
Presenting new Sam Blackman mystery A SPECTER OF JUSTICESee More
Oct 3
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A Chronology of Asheville and WNC Events in History

                                   IMPORTANT DATES IN ASHEVILLE HISTORY                                                                 by Rob Neufeld 1000: The Cherokee, who’d introduced maize agriculture to the region, began cultivating beans. 1540: Hernando De Soto led troops to East Tennessee through either the Hickory Nut or Swannanoa Gap, finding gold and copper and inspiring a succession of Spanish miners. 1663: Charles II bestows territory between the 31st and 36th parallels in America…See More
Oct 3
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Root-diggers of Appalachia

People in the Lost Provinces were herb-gatherersby Rob NeufeldPHOTO CAPTION: Three herbal products offered by S.B. Penick’s, once the world’s largest herb distributor, its largest warehouse located in Asheville.             “Last week, during a research trip to the ‘Lost Provinces,’” Luke Manget said about the landscape…See More
Oct 3
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A Specter of Justice Preview

A Preview of the new Sam Blackman mystery to be released November 3, 2015
Oct 1
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"Us versus Them" does not help fight against racism; worsens sectionalism

“Us versus them” is not good historyby Rob Neufeld             Writing about history and the complex lives that play out within it does not sell as well as team spirit, especially in this age of clicks and likes.            I recently confronted this truth when I wrote my article last week about the minds of our leaders in 1851. The word “slavery” was added to the headline to alert people to its relevance.  Seeing that term connected people to a cause they felt strongly about, particularly in…See More
Sep 27
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Player of Games and the Millennial Mind

Player of Games reveals today’s game-changing mentalityby Rob Neufeld             There is something big happening in Millennial Generation literature, and I thought I’d try to get a handle on it.            To give an idea of one aspect of current thinking: I was at a gathering recently, plenty of youngsters, and I…See More
Sep 27
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Julia Nunnally Duncan Book Signing at MACA Building

October 10, 2015 from 9am to 1pm
Julia Nunnally Duncan will sign her books at the McDowell Arts Council Association (MACA) Booth at the annual Mountain Glory Festival on Saturday, October 10 from 9-1.See More
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Deacon Chrisenberry -Berry- Howell (1855-1938) on horseback. From the collection of Purel Miller (2)

My maternal great grandfather, Chrisenberry Howell, who was called "Berry" Howell in Swain County. From the Purel Miller collection. Submitted by Ann Miller Woodford
Sep 21
James D. Loy posted a blog post

The skull merchant, the dead ape, and the narcoleptic mortician

Hello "The Read on WNC" readers:     I'm posting this note to announce the publication of vol. 3 in my "Loy's Loonies" series.  This one is called The Mortician's Road Trip and it's a bit more of a mystery than my earlier books. Here's a teaser for the story.     Upstate New Yorker Baz Rathbone makes ends meet by selling human skulls. By contract, he should cremate them, but he doesn’t. His little business comes to the attention of the FBI when a woman spots her late husband’s skull being used…See More
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Ann Miller Woodford replied to Rob Neufeld's discussion Terra Incognita: An Annotated Bibliography of the Great Smoky Mountains
"That East Tennessee Christian Association of Friends comment, especially bothered me, but it clarifies the view some folks from outside the region have about us even to this day.   … average intelligence...below that of colored…"
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"Flora" by Gail Godwin; author at Malaprop's May 19

Gail Godwin comes to Asheville with new masterwork, “Flora” by Rob Neufeld               In her 14th novel, “Flora,” Gail Godwin reveals th…

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Novelist Barbara Kingsolver changes climate with new novel Author comes to Asheville Nov. 28 by Rob Neufeld               “Where is she tak…

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Stories and insights teem in Morgan’s new history by Rob Neufeld               Robert Morgan’s new book, “Lions of the West” is a compellin…

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Above the Waterfall by Ron Rash, and talk with author

Rash’s suspense novel gives time to poetry by Rob Neufeld               Ron Rash’s new novel, “Above the Waterfall,” weds a contemporary th…

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Fortune Smiles by Adam Johnson

Adam Johnson reveals how surreal emotions are by Rob Neufeld               Adam Johnson, author of the Pulitzer Prize-winning novel, “The O…

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Pam Durban, author of Soon, gripping, psychological, Southern stories

Pam Durban: Facing reality with a wide-open eye by Rob Neufeld               John Updike honored Pam Durban’s story, “Soon,” by selecting i…

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Barefoot to Avalon: A Brother’s Story by David Payne

Coming to terms with monsters is Payne’s devotion by Rob Neufeld               David Payne’s new memoir, “Barefoot to Avalon” (Atlantic Mon…

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Finding a great book beyond the in-crowd mainstream

A new way to find great new books by Rob Neufeld             I keep searching for ways to be as open as possible to great books as they c…

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Robert Beatty's Serafina and the art of YA fantasy

How to write a youth fantasy: introducing Serafina by Rob Neufeld               Begin in the basement of the recently constructed Biltmore…

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Dark Energy by Robert Morgan

Morgan pens psalms of clods and the cosmos by Rob Neufeld               One day in 1991, Mary Parker, came to Pack Library, of which she wa…

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The Lowland by Jhumpa Lahiri--and book discussions

How Lahiri’s “The Lowland” excites discussion by Rob Neufeld               When an American woman in Jhumpa Lahiri’s novel, “The Lowland,”…

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Something Rich and Strange by Ron Rash

Ron Rash puts 35 years into short story collection by Rob Neufeld               The opportunity has arisen to embrace the writing career of…

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