Act 5, Scene 1: Irene’s Twilight Zone See whole poem, "The Main Show," and index of scenes. (Spotlight opens on the lobby of the theater. Characters who remain in the lobby enter the theater, which remains dark. Joan the nurse tells the tour guide to also go in, and the narrator hangs back awhile.) Joan: Go ahead in. I’ll stay with my patient.Anyway, this is a family…See More
Julia Nunnally Duncan will be a featured author at Little Switzerland Books and Beans on Friday, August 30, from 3-5. A book signing will follow. Julia will read from her latest books A Neighborhood Changes, A Part of Me, and A Place That Was Home.See More
"The introduction of my new publication, Guide to Antebellum Flat Rock will be launched on Sept 14 2019 at 1:30 PM at the Henderson County Court House 500 Main Street. A talk and a brief slide show follows with refreshments afterward. …"
Can women rescue the planet from ecological disaster?Nancy Werking Poling will launch her new novel, WHILE EARTH STILL SPEAKS, set in WNC. She'll tell the stories behind the story: How did Mary (more crone than virgin) get into the narrative? And Mary Surratt, a co-conspirator of John Wilkes Booth?See More
Travelling back in time on a Flat Rock roadby Rob Neufeld If you walk the one mile length of North Highland Lake Road in Flat Rock, you step nearly 200 years into the past. At the east end, the 21st century reigns. Fronting six-lane Spartanburg Highway, a super-Ingles sits above a bog; and a CVS store faces an Octopus Garden smoke shop, a chiropractor, a cell phone provider, and a six-lane avenue to I-26 a mile away . Neither Ingles nor CVS carries the big…See More
Well, this is a fun list to help make--novels strong in character that get into the mind as much as the action, even as the setting contains suspenseful elements.
Ian MvEwan jumps to mind, including and especially Atonement. The book is much better than the movie, which tries to render interpersonal and interior drama in ways that don't work as well visually. Are you a Gail Godwin reader? Her novels are various, but you might start with The Finishing School, I think. The Finishing School zooms in on an adult's influence on an adolescent girl, which would lead to other recommendations--Margaret Atwood's Cat's Eye, for instance. Foreign novels with some magical elements appeal to you, so there's Gabriel Garcia Marquez's Love in the The Time of Cholera and the works of Nabokov. Regarding Virginia Woolf, I'm sure you're familiar with Michael Cunningham's The Hours? Do these titles hit the mark?