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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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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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Gary Carden's Outlander--about Kephart--at UNCA July 31--with author

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

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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No More Happy Endings

*Sadness alert* This poem is a poem with a message, a dark, sad, depressing message that has been banging at the door of my mind for some time now just begging to be written. My muse finally decided…Continue

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No More Happy Endings

*Sadness alert* This poem is a poem with a message, a dark, sad, depressing message that has been banging at the door of my mind for some time now just begging to be written. My muse finally decided this was the time to let it out. I’m not sure if I’m done tinkering with it but…I just had to write it and publish it. Please take the message seriously because it’s a problem that is troubling a lot of families and loved ones.No More Happy EndingsHer life had become full of Cold lonely nights and…See More
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No More Happy Endings

*Sadness alert* This poem is a poem with a message, a dark, sad, depressing message that has been banging at the door of my mind for some time now just begging to be written. My muse finally decided this was the time to let it out. I’m not sure if I’m done tinkering with it but…I just had to write it and publish it. Please take the message seriously because it’s a problem that is troubling a lot of families and loved ones.No More Happy EndingsHer life had become full of Cold lonely nights and…See More
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Dream Memories

Dream MemoriesAs day slips away into nightThe trials and tribulations of life…Fade awayBehind the curtains of sleep and dreamsIn my mindWarm tropical breezes caress your skinThe playful splash of youFlits around the edges of my mindNo matter where my dreams take me…You’re thereAs the sun rises, it brightens the new dayand it reminds me of your beautiful smileYou’re the prize that awaits meAs the voyage of dreams nears its end The warmth of your lips linger…As nights twilight merges into dawns…See More
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Passion by GhosterB

 PASSION Lovers kiss…passionately Two hearts…begin to race She sighs, love blooms Time… Stands still.© 2011 by GhosterBSee More
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Black

Black Black, Lord I never realized There were so many shades of… Black. Blacker, The ebony darkness…all around me, I’m trying not to drown. Lost… Lonely, drawn ever deeper. Oh Lord, it’s so dark...  I just can’t see! Blackness, Coming down all around me, Smothering me…drowning me. Drawing the life right out of me… And yet… I’m still holding on. Hope, The blackness…fading to gray Lord I swear it’s getting brighter, better. God… what’s coming over me? Colors, Rainbows of colors, bringing…See More
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To Me

 To MeShakespeare once wrote; “Shall I compare thee to a summer’s day? Thou art more lovely and more temperate.” And do you know what? I think he got it right. How can I be so constrained…so limited? Because you my love are the beauty… That everything else should be compared too. You are the one perfect rose…in a…See More
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Should I Go or Should I Stay

 Should I Go or Should I Stay?                                               I knocked on your doorBut no-one was homeSo I sat down on your front steps and thought…Should I go or should I stayBoy that’s the question of the dayBabe you have your own wayAnd I love that about youYou’re sexy and…See More
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Vinegar and Oil

These are song lyrics that I wrote for my creative writing class. The piece is supposed to be sung in a bluesy, soulful way, kind of like something Norah Jones or Ray Charles would sing. Vinegar and Oil No matter what we do No matter how hard we try It always stays the same girl                                            Baby you know it’s true We’re just like vinegar and oil We don’t go together very well Unless we’re shaken up or stirred                                                   We…See More
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Missing You

 Missing YouI saw the sunriseAnd its beauty touched my soulAnd of course…I thought of youYou’ve been on my mind so much latelyI miss you…I need youThe warm summers breezeWhispered through the rippling leavesAnd spoke to my heartAnd of course…I thought of youYou’ve been gone for so long nowI miss you…I…See More
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A Cold November Day

A Cold November DayA lost and lonely woman  shivered and closed her eyes, As memories of much loved yesterdays ran through her tortured mind. Though it seemed like only yesterday, It had been a year since God had called her man away. Leaving her standing there lost and lonely... On a cold November…See More
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At 10:13am on June 10, 2011, Mary A. Berger said…

Hello! Hope you're enjoying your time on The Read. The amount of talent and information here is amazing. When you have a moment, come on over and visit my blog at Mattie's Mysteries. Hope to see you soon!

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