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This is my little Lexie, a chihuahua mix who is tiny but so sweet. Here she is trying to sleep under my pillows. She is a burrower. Makes a great watch dog because she has a fierce bark.
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Tribute to Kathryn Stripling Byer at Jackson County Public Library, Sylva, NC

October 1, 2017 from 2pm to 4pm
On October 1, Sunday afternoon, 2 PM, at Jackson County  Library in the Community Room, NCWN and NCWN-West will honor the late Poet Laureate, Kathryn S. Byer . Everyone is invited to come. We will share her poetry and talk about her achievements and her legacy for writers and poets in NC. If Kay touched your life in some way, come and pay tribute to her. We all miss her and this is a way to share our mourning for losing her and show our appreciation for what she did for us. See More
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WRITERS CIRCLE IN SPRING

"On Saturday, September 9, 10:30 a.m., Richard Kraweic will teach a class at Writers Circle. He will teach how to organize a poetry book for publication. I know I need to learn that lesson. How about you?"
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WRITERS CIRCLE IN SPRING

"We have a memoir class going on now until the first Wednesday in September. Wish you could join us in a class at Writers Circle around the Table."
Aug 10
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East Asheville history and sites

A meaningful tour of East Asheville PHOTO CAPTION: View of Beverly Hills suburb, from a painting by Gibson Catlett that had once hung at subdivision offices.  Courtesy Special Collection, Ramsey Library, UNC Asheville.            I was walking in the Beverly Hills neighborhood the other day and noticed a few…See More
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Interview with Gail Godwin about Grief Cottage

Gail Godwin’s latest crosses a mental boundary by Rob Neufeld Asheville author Gail Godwin, now a Woodstock, NY resident, comes back home here Wed., June 14 to present her new novel, “Grief Cottage” at Malaprop’s Bookstore, 7 p.m. “Grief Cottage” is the story of an orphaned, sensitive, troubled boy, named…See More
Aug 3
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Julia Nunnally Duncan Poetrio reading at Malaprop's Bookstore/Cafe

August 6, 2017 from 3pm to 4pm
Julia Nunnally Duncan will be a featured Poetrio poet at Malaprop's Bookstore/Café on Sunday, August 6, at 3 p.m. Julia will be reading from her new book A Part of Me. Fred Chappell says of A Part of Me: "Duncan's every reader will be reminded of some person, place, or time important to recall in a quiet hour."See More
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Nancy Werking Poling at Pack Library, downtown Asheville

August 9, 2017 from 12:30pm to 1:30pm
Nancy Werking Poling will read from her new book, Before It Was Legal: a black-white marriage (1945-1987).The Winters' forty-two-year marriage spanned key historical periods of the 20th century and took them from Indiana to Mexico City. Freed from U.S. racism, Daniel felt "as Mexican as chile verde." Meanwhile, Anna, a reserved white woman who struggled with speaking Spanish, experienced no similar sense of liberation. Before It Was Legal is not a happily-ever-after story, but an honest…See More
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Gail Godwin full interview for Grief Cottage event

Gail Godwin talks about Grief Cottage            Asheville author Gail Godwin, now a Woodstock, NY resident, comes back home here Wed., June 14 to present her new novel, “Grief Cottage” at Malaprop’s Bookstore, 7 p.m.             “Grief Cottage” is the story of an orphaned, sensitive, troubled boy, named…See More
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First Woman NC Poet Laureate's Biography

A Biography of Late NC Poet Laureate Kathryn Stripling Byerin Hendersonville Author's Six Notable Women of North CarolinaA biography of the late Kathryn Stripling "Kay" Byer of Cullowhee, the first woman and longest-serving (2005-2009) Poet Laureate in the state, is featured in Six Notable Women of North Carolina by Jack J. Prather of Hendersonville, founder of the Young Writers Scholarship at Warren Wilson College. The 43-page biography includes poems selected by the poet who passed away on…See More
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Julia Nunnally Duncan at Marion Community Building

June 17, 2017 from 10am to 3pm
Julia Nunnally Duncan will be a featured author at the McDowell County 2017 Local Author Festival at the Marion Community Building in downtown Marion on Saturday, June 17 from 10-3. The event is sponsored by the McDowell County Public Library and is free and open to the public.See More
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Mom's has-been groove in ghost-boy novel

Marcus, in Gail Godwin’s new novel, Grief Cottage, recalls his friendship with Wheezer, whom he’d once beaten up at school because Wheezer had exposed Marcus’ shameful secret about his mom.  Now Marcus, age 10, is an orphan.  His dad has always been unknown to him; and his mom has just died in a car accident. Relocated to his aunt’s beach house, Marcus, despite the safety of the place, finds himself in trouble. He’s communicating with a ghost.  He’s having dreams about a non-existent older…See More
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The Missing by Tim Gautreaux 6 Replies

Started by Rob Neufeld. Last reply by Gary Carden Apr 5, 2009.

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Comment by Kathryn Magendie on April 12, 2009 at 11:25am
Reading Adriana Trigliani's "Very Valentine" - I had a coupon and thought I'd try it. It's a little bit on the "romance'y" side for me, and some of the writing seems as if she's "filling in" --as if she came up short on word count and had to put something in there, there are some mistakes in the first 100 pages that kept bumping me out of the story (but I do understand how these things can happen, having gone through galley proofs of my own recently--still.....). I'm enjoying the work as a "light read" until I move on to something else, but am still a little disappointed in this book of hers. It's been a while since I read her stories - the Big Cherry Holler ones, where mountain top removal is addressed (if not in that book, in the series it is addressed), and find this latest work doesn't shine up to my memory.

Trigliana is charming though, her characters are charming, so how can I not help but enjoy the book for that reason alone?
Comment by Kathryn Magendie on April 10, 2009 at 7:51am
Sounds interesting! And anyone someone wants more, that's a good sign.
Comment by nancy dillingham on April 9, 2009 at 8:28pm
And we are reading Julie Andrews' memoir Home for the West Asheville Library book discussion for May. I was just today reading the reviews--and they say "crisp prose, immaculate story telling.' Sounds good! The book is about her early life up to the time she made Mary Poppins. One reviewer says that he's hoping for Home II.
Comment by Kathryn Magendie on April 7, 2009 at 4:52pm
Hello Rob! I just finished Angela Dove's book (reviewed it for R&T). I'm reading a memoir - but an old one "Drinking: A Love Story...." I rarely read memoirs, but picked up this one while out of town and am curious. Just started it. Next I'm hoping to read Ron Rash's Serena.
Comment by Rob Neufeld on April 7, 2009 at 9:17am
Hey, Kathryn, welcome! Is there a book you'd like to discuss with people? You see that they get discussed in individual forums above. /Rob
Comment by Rob Neufeld on April 2, 2009 at 1:49pm
I'm ready to go with The Missing. See feature. Let's who'll join us in the forum above. /Rob
Comment by Rob Neufeld on March 21, 2009 at 10:11am
This is going to take a couple of weeks to start up, I think. Let's join in, say what books we've read or will be reading, and give others a chance to read the same if they wish. The individual books will go into forums within this group.

We don't need a lot of people in each forum. It'd be fun to talk with even just a few people about a book. But I think the advance notice is helpful--'cause how many people, for instance, are reading the same books as me right at this moment? Once we put forward a few titles, they can be advertised. Or you can read a book and invite a few others directly to join you.

Gary Carden wants to read The Missing, Tim Gautreaux's new novel, and so do I, so that's one. Allegra Huston, co-director with Jim Nave of The Writer's Salon (a creativity retreat in Black Mountain, May-4-8), and daughter of filmmaker John Huston, will be talking abut her new book, Love Child: A Memoir of Family Lost and Found, 7 p.m., May 4, at the Black Mountain Center for the Arts. So Love Child is another top choice.
 

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