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"It was good seeing you today, Susan. I am glad you are using your writing talent and speaking ability in such a good way. Glenda Beall "
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Green Fly Cafe at Transylvania Tannery

Memories of The Green Fly, a tanners’ cafeby Rob Neufeld  PHOTO CAPTION: Workers at the Rosman Tannery hold some of their tools, including an applicator.  Can you help identify the tools and their uses?  Photo courtesy of the Rowell Bosse North Carolina Room, Transylvania County Library.            My…See More
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The Risen by Ron Rash

Ron Rash's haunting dream-of-guilt novelA review and an interviewby Rob Neufeld(This article appeared in slightly shorter form, with a different author photo, in the print edition of the Asheville Citizen-Times, Sept. 18, 2016) RON RASH EVENTS: Ron Rash talks about his new novel, “The Risen," at:UNC Asheville’s Humanities…See More
Sep 18
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Commonwealth by Ann Patchett

Ann Patchett fosters a fierce little tribeby Rob Neufeld             After hobnobbing with hostage-takers in “Bel Canto” and chewing the bark with Amazonian drug-takers in “State of Wonder,” Ann Patchett has, in her new novel, “Commonwealth” (HarperCollins), planted herself in suburban living rooms.            Despite…See More
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Forest Unseen author at Burnsville lit fest

Nobody observes more closely than Burnsville keynoterby Rob Neufeld             One of my favorite science writers—David Haskell—is coming to Burnsville for the Carolina Mountains Literary Festival this weekend.  His book, “The Forest Unseen”—about his minute observation of a square meter of East Tennessee forest…See More
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James D. Loy posted a blog post

New podcast

Hi folks:     As you may know, Hendersonville's Ken Butcher regularly posts interviews with NC authors on his website, themiddleoftheair.com.  I was honored recently to do one of these podcasts and some of you might find it interesting.  All the best.See More
Sep 2
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New Novel

THE FOURTH PARTNERSet on Georgia’s Golden Isles, Eccentric homicide detective Leroy Meriwether is drawn into a 25-year-old cold case…and all he wants to do is coast to retirement and restore his ’65 GTO.Presumably consumed by alligators after a boating accident, Billy Howell’s body was never found.  Twenty-five years…See More
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A Place That Was Home

Chronicling a Western North Carolina woman's experiences from the 1960s to the present, the twenty-one personal essays in A Place That Was Home vividly depict a regional world in which families lives, work, and worship and others suffer from dire…
Aug 31
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Family of Earth by Wilma Dykeman

Wilma Dykeman’s discovered memoir is essentialby Rob Neufeld             Fresh insight into the power and pertinence of the writing of Wilma Dykeman, Southern Appalachia’s preeminent spokesperson, comes to us through her posthumously published memoir, “Family of Earth: A Southern Mountain Childhood” (UNC…See More
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The Sinister Smile, A Sequel to A haven for Willa Mae by William Roy Pipes

THE SINISTER SMILE, an adult fiction thriller complete at 63,500 words and featuring William and Willa Mae Lawrence, and Howard Thomas. Howard, the affluent son of a wealthy and influential family, who is suspected of feigning insanity to avoid capital punishment for murdering Willa Mae’s mother plus three others.The novel begins with William and Willa Mae visiting Howard Thomas, a patient who had been in a mental hospital for almost thirteen years. His psychiatrist thought him to be…See More
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Best Books of 2012

The pointers suggest many good reads: Holiday book buying list, The Read on WNC New WNC Books Also see Best Books 2012, of Part 2 Daily…

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New Novel

THE FOURTH PARTNER Set on Georgia’s Golden Isles, Eccentric homicide detective Leroy Meriwether is drawn into a 25-year-old cold case…and a…

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Melungeon heritage books by Lisa Alther and Mattie Ruth Johnson

Melungeon literature marks a changing nation by Rob Neufeld               I am a mongrel.  I’ve got straight black hair and a reddish moust…

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Best books list 2013 for WNC

Immerse yourselves in WNC’s best literature, 2013 by Rob Neufeld See also national lists of best books of the year               The focus…

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5 new WNC Books, Fall 2013

A new crop in regional literature by Rob Neufeld               Southern Appalachia is speaking through the voices of many people who have s…

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0 Nov 24, 2013

The literature of Madison County

The literature of Madison County: a wealth of sources by Rob Neufeld               There had already been a renaissance of Madison County l…

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0 Oct 24, 2013

Ten new books of the region, July 2013

A look into WNC publishing, July 2013 • A Murder in Passing: A Sam Blackman Mystery by Mark de Castrique (Poisoned Pen Press hardcover, Ju…

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0 Jul 3, 2013

Photography and the American Civil War

Important new photo-documentary Civil War volume is out Photography and the American Civil War by Jeff L. Rosenheim (Metropolitan Museum o…

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0 Apr 25, 2013

L.A. Times' best books of 2012

L.A. Times names best books of 2012 Ben Fountain's satire Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk was named the winner of the L.A. Times 2012 book…

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0 Apr 22, 2013

2013 Indies Choice Book and E.B. White Read-Aloud Awards

American Booksellers recognize most noteworthy fiction and non-fiction for all ages The staffs of stores that are American Booksellers Ass…

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0 Apr 20, 2013

WNC Writers are in the running for Bookseller awards

SOUTHERN BOOK FINALISTS, APRIL 2013   Southern Independent Booksellers Alliance have selected this year’s finalists for the 2013 SIBA B…

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