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Award-winning novelist captures fleeting youthby Rob NeufeldAnother Brooklyn by Jacqueline Woodson (Amistad: HarperCollins, Aug. 9, 2016)            The amazing, unusual thing about Jacqueline Woodson’s new novel, “Another Brooklyn,” I realize as it sinks in, is that the initial mystery—that is, why the narrator can’t…See More
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A worker’s view of tannery work in Rosmanby Rob Neufeld             Haskell Luker was 11 when the Flood of 1916 caused his dad, Americus Alfred Luker, to leave the farm where he worked and take a job with an acid (tannin) plant in Pisgah Forest.             “Daddy was going down there to make big…See More
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A talk with Chitra about her benediction of a novelby Rob Neufeld             Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni, one of our country’s most engaging and inventive novelists, first came to this region six years ago for Western Carolina University’s Spring Literary Festival.  That’s when I got to know her and began…See More
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Is Carden's Kephart play controversial?Gary Carden's play, "Outlander," receives a "staged reading" in the Reuter Center, UNC Asheville, 2 p.m., Sun., July 31.  Carden will be on hand to discuss the play with the audience.  It is a controversial play in that it has been criticized by the descendants of Horace Kephart who felt that the play "demeaned" Kephart.  "Ironically," Carden says, "my original purpose in writing the play was to 'redeem' Kephart. who has often been denounced by the…See More
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BRING BACK THE GAME     Anna and I basically spent a month in Asheville, NC this summer. We returned to Georgia a few days ago, and while we were glad to get home, as we got out of the car, we were met with the suffocating heat that I still have not become acclimated to even though we have lived in Middle Georgia for over 30 years. Every plant in our backyard had dried up and only the belligerent squirrels had survived the summer’s inferno.      We had a great time in Asheville. We visited our…See More
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Amy Ammons Garza to Present Her Memoir at City Lights Bookstore

August 6, 2016 from 3pm to 4:30pm
Amy Garza will be presenting her new memoir, Appalachian Storyteller in a Feed Sack Dress, at City Lights Bookstore onSaturday, August 6th at 3 p.m. Follow Amy as she tells the story of her life as she lived it, each chapter being a story in itself. These are the compelling stories of a mountain girl who found the courage she needed in her life to listen and retell the stories of her family and heritage.  Amy Garza was born and raised in Western North Carolina, which leads her into her many…See More
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NC-based publishing house Algonquin Books officially announces Algonquin Young Readers, a new imprint for readers from 7 to 17. It will launch with 5 novels in Fall 2013, but it is planned to release 15 novels a year in the future. Algonquin Young Readers will feature primarily fiction novels, but will also include a few select narrative non-fiction titles.

 

“We are excited to bring to young readers books of the same literary merit and enduring qualities that are the hallmarks of the Algonquin tradition,” said Elise Howard, editor and publisher for Algonquin Young Readers.

The first five books to be released by Algonquin Young Readers this fall include a middle-grade illustrated adventure about a circus and its animal crew, and a young adult love story between two young women in Iran, where it is a crime to be homosexual.

 

Elizabeth Scharlatt, publisher for Algonquin Books, states: “This is an exciting step towards Algonquin’s future, a logical way for us to grow while still keeping our adult list small. We’ve been thinking about attracting younger readers for a long time and now the time is clearly right. More thrilling, though, the books themselves are extraordinary, just dazzling.”

 

Visit the Algonquin Young Readers webpage for more information.



Book list:
Anton and Cecil: Cats at Sea by Lisa Martin and Valerie Martin (Algonquin Young Readers hardcover, October 2013, 256 pages, $16.99).

If You Could Be Mine by Sara Farizan (Algonquin Young Readers hardcover, August 2013, 256 pages, $16.99).

Someone Up There Hates You by Hollis Seamon (Algonquin Young Readers hardcover, November 2013, 256 pages, $16.99).

The Time Fetch by Amy Herrick (Algonquin Young Readers hardcover, August 2013, 320 pages, $16.99).

Three-Ring Rascals: The Show Must Go On! By Kate Klise, illustrated by M. Sarah Klise (Algonquin Young Readers hardcover, September 2013, 144 pages, many color illustrations, $15.99).

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