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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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The history of Oakley

Oakley is a place with an unforgettable historyby Rob NeufeldAn earlier time PHOTO CAPTION: The Taylor family of Oakley: Jean, Virgil, Sadie Louise, and Dan, c. 1936.  Photo courtesy Dan Taylor.            “We had hobos come to our house, and my mother would never turn them away,” Dan Taylor says of his experience…See More
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Nationally acclaimed historical interpreters perform as four of American's Greatest Adventures.Laugh out loud with MARK TWAIN, the iconic world traveler and wily intellectual whose books inspired America’s spirit of adventure.Take to the skies with AMELIA EARHART, whose courage and plucky personality showed how women could soar beyond society's expectations.Race to the North Pole with MATTHEW HENSON, the intrepid African American explorer who co–discovered the North Pole.Blast into space with…See More
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WNC BOOK DISCUSSION CALENDAR, DECEMBER 2012

 

Saturday, December 1

 

Sunday, December 2

ROYAL BOOK CLUB: The ROYAL Book Club meets to discuss “Nick and Norah’s Infinite Playlist” by Rachel Cohn and David Levithan at Spellbound Books, 21 Battery Park Ave., Asheville, 4 p.m. Call 319-1907.

Monday, December 3

BOOK DISCUSSION: “A Christmas Carol” by Charles Dickens is the subject of a book discussion at the Marshall Public Library, 1335 N. Main St., Marshall, 6:30 p.m. Call 649-3741.

BRIDGING DIFFERENCES: The Bridging Differences Bookclub, hosted by Patti Digh, meets to discuss “Twelve by Twelve” by William Powers at Malaprop’s Bookstore/Café, 55 Haywood St., Asheville, 7 p.m. Call 254-6734.

Tuesday, December 4

BOOK DISCUSSION: The Polk County Library holds a book discussion at 1289 W. Mills St., Columbus, 10 a.m. Call 894-8721.

BOOK DISCUSSION: “The Christmas Blizzard” by Garrison Keller is the subject of a book discussion at the Leicester Library, 1561 Alexander Rd., Leicester, 6 p.m. Call 250-6480.

SHORT STORY DISCUSSION: Favorite short stories are the subject of discussion at the Weaverville Library, 41 N. Main St., Weaverville, 7 p.m. Call 250-6482.

BOOK DISCUSSION: “Major Pettigrew’s Last Stand” by Helen Simonson is the subject of a book discussion at the Enka-Candler Library, 1404 Sandhill Rd., Candler, 7 p.m. Call 250-4758.

MALAPROP’S BOOKCLUB: The Malaprop’s Bookclub, hosted by Jay Jacoby, discusses “Silas Marner” by George Eliot at Malaprop’s Bookstore/Café, 55 Haywood St., Asheville, 7 p.m. Call 254-6734.

Wednesday, December 5

BOOK DISCUSSION: “11/22/63” by Stephen King is the subject of a book discussion at the Weaverville Library, 41 N. Main St., Weaverville, 3 p.m. Call 250-6482.

Thursday, December 6

BOOK DISCUSSION: “Small Island” by Andrea Levy is the subject of a book discussion at the East Asheville Library, 902 Tunnel Rd., Asheville, 6:30 p.m. Call 250-4738.

Friday, December 7

BOOK CLUB: The Best? Books book club holds a book discussion at the College Walk Retirement Center, 100 N. College Row, Brevard, 10:30 a.m. Call 884-3151, ext. 226.

Saturday, December 8

 

Sunday, December 9

 

Monday, December 10

BOOK DISCUSSION: The Fireside Book Club holds a book discussion at Fireside Books & Gifts, 111 W. Main St., Forest City, 5:30 p.m. Call 245-5188.

MYSTERY BOOK CLUB: The Malaprop’s Mystery Bookclub, hosted by Sallie Bissell, discusses “The Affair” by Lee Child at Malaprop’s Bookstore/Café, 55 Haywood St., Asheville, 7 p.m. Call 254-6734.

Tuesday, December 11

DISCUSSION BOUND: “The Art Spirit” by Robert Henri is the subject of a book discussion at the Asheville Art Museum, 2 S. Pack Square, Asheville, 3 p.m. Free with museum admission. Call 253-3227.

BOOK DISCUSSION: The Educator’s Book Club holds a book discussion for Rutherford County School employees at Fireside Books & Gifts, 111 W. Main St., Forest City, 6 p.m. Call 245-5188.

 

Wednesday, December 12

 

Thursday, December 13

BOOK DISCUSSION: “Snow Falling on Cedars” by David Guterson is the subject of a book discussion at the Mars Hill Public Library, 25 Library St., Mars Hill, 1 p.m. Call 689-5183.

BOOK DISCUSSION: “The Sex Lives of Cannibals” by J. Maarten Troost is the subject of a book discussion at the Fairview Library, 1 Taylor Rd., Fairview, 1 p.m. Call 250-6485.

Friday, December 14

 

Saturday, December 15

 

Sunday, December 16

 

Monday, December 17

 

Tuesday, December 18

COMIX CLUB: The Comix Club, hosted by Lauren Napoli, discusses “Saga Vol. 1” by Brian K. Vaughn and Fiona Staples at Malaprop’s Bookstore/Café, 55 Haywood St., Asheville, 7 p.m. Call 254-6734.

Wednesday, December 19

 

Thursday, December 20

BOOK DISCUSSION: “The Sharper the Knife, the Less You Cry” by Kathleen Finn is the subject of a book discussion at the Fairview Library, 1 Taylor Rd., Fairview, 7 p.m. Call 250-6485.

Friday, December 21

 

Saturday, December 22

 

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