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Salman Rushdie come to Asheville with new novel

Atheist believes in genies, novel revealsby Rob Neufeld             Salman Rushdie’s latest novel—“Two Years Eight Months and Twenty-Eight Nights” (1,001 nights)—has permitted me to come up with a headline as wild as the one above because the book is so exuberantly and infectiously…See More
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73 classic works about Appalachia going online

Key Appalachian studies publications now going onlinefrom press release, Jan. 27. 2016 Appalachian studies scholars and those interested in regional history will have greater access to out-of-print works thanks to a two-year National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) and The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Open Book Program grant totaling $88,000 awarded to Belk Library and Information Commons at Appalachian State University.  Pamela Mitchem, the library’s coordinator of digital scholarship and…See More
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John Parris' home-grown prose

South of Sylva, back of yesterday: John Parris' inspiration             “For the life of me, I just can’t understand why folks stopped usin’ cradles,” John Parris’ 97-year-old maternal grandfather had told him 60 years ago.            The oil lamp, the buggy, and the spinning wheel—they all were replaced by things…See More
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James Sturm expands scope of graphic novels

James Sturm blazes cartoon path to a new worldby Rob Neufeld             Why is it that when an author combines pictures with words, the medium is considered juvenile, like comics?  Words create literature; images, art.  Why, when you marry them, is it like pairing a milk cow with a mop?            Nothing against…See More
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The Writer as Pilgrim

Two articles leapt at my consciousness this week, both about writing. And suddenly, I know how to go forward from here. The first, The Price I Pay to Write, by Laura Bogart and published online in Dame Magazine, reflects on the difficulties of…See More
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Tired of thrillers with no soul?

Why read a 1940 man-on-the-run classicby Rob Neufeld             After reading a classic novel, you might think, “Oh, look at this superior ancestor of today’s fiction.”              For instance, “The Power and the Glory,” Graham Greene’s 1940 thriller about political oppression in Mexico, exemplifies the…See More
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Art of Grace by Sarah Kaufman

Dance critic applies grace to every moveby Rob Neufeld             It’s nice to find just the right word for something, especially when it sums up a main idea in your way of thinking.            That was the case with Sarah Kaufman when she’d first felt moved, nine years ago, to write her new book, “The Art of Grace” (W.W.…See More
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Fire and Ice Roses interview with author/gardening blogger Kathryn Hall

Fire and Ice Roses has been interviewing gardening bloggers and gardening experts and were kind enough to include this short interview recently which was quite fun and very much appreciated! http://fireandiceroses.com/ask-an-expert-kathryn-hall/See More
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History in the making, January 2, 2016

History in the making: items of note, January 2, 2016It was reported in today’s print edition of the Asheville Citizen-Times that a new state law went into effect, requiring people who’ve filed for unemployment benefits to make at least 5 job contacts a week.  It had been 2.  How will that work?  Are there that many jobs for which a person is qualified?  Can you apply to the same job twice if it continues to be listed? Paul Bonesteel, noted Asheville filmmaker, revealed on Facebook that a…See More
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Local event of the day, Jan 1 2016

Tarantino, eminent domain, and emancipation Tarantino comes to townQuentin Tarantino’s New Year’s gore and gabfest, The Hateful Eight, is gutted by New Yorker reviewer Anthony Lane, who says that Tarantino toys with rather than explores history, using it “for boyish fantasies of revenge, as if enormous crimes could be undone, after the event, by lone and wanton acts of humiliation.” …See More
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Railroad history in Western North Carolina: a close-up and bottom-line look

Railroads in WNC: the perils, the people, and the profitby Rob NeufeldWritten in conjunction with exhibit, "How The West Was Won," in Rural Heritage Museum, Mars Hill University PHOTO CAPTION: The entrance to the railroad show at the Rural Heritage Museum is commanded by a mock-up of Climax engine…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
Nov 2, 2011
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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
Oct 10, 2011
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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
Sep 26, 2011
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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
Aug 31, 2011
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Jun 10, 2011
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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
Jun 7, 2011
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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
Jun 3, 2011
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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
May 13, 2011
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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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