Life among the poorest is eye-openerby Rob Neufeld Enlightened and sobered by Katherine Boo’s account of political amorality and human behavior in “Behind the Beautiful Forevers: Life, Death, and Hope in a Mumbai Undercity,” I was also amazed by her narrative achievement. The book is…See More
WNC BOOK DISCUSSION CALENDAR, JULY 2014Tuesday, July 1WILD BOOK CLUB: The WILD Book Club discusses “The Interestings” by Meg Wolitzer at the Battery Park Book Exchange, 1 Page Ave., Asheville, 7 p.m. Call 254-6734.BOOK DISCUSSION: “A Tale for the Time Being” by Ruth Ozeki is the subject of a book discussion at the Weaverville…See More
The summer issue of GreenPrints is out! You probably know it's published right there in Fairview by Pat Stone, former longtime gardening editor of Mother Earth News! He's graciously included an excerpt of one of my favorite stories from my book Plant Whatever Brings You Joy: Blessed Wisdom from the Garden, which I do hope you will enjoy! He's also going to be making the book available on his site, soon! Thank you, Pat Stone! …See More
Local artist and Swannanoa Valley historian Jerald Pope is releasing his first novel, “The Elvis Tooth.” Pope describes the book as “a comic, historical, action-packed beach book, about Black Mountain that combines real history and stories with a time travel flair,” The titular tooth, the key McGuffin in the story, was an actual tooth pulled from Elvis Presley’s mouth in Black Mountain by Dr. Love in 1975. Pope is best known locally for the “Way Back When” series of plays that ran at the Black…See More
HISTORIC PHOTO Bent Field trestle wreck “We have many train wreck pictures,” says Marcy Thompson, Local History Librarian at Transylvania County Library. Railroad and logging work were dangerous occupations; and Joe Wilde, a logging crew foreman and photographer had been on site for a number of them. The wreck…See More
Spruce Pine and North Toe: The History and the Vision Part 3 of 4: Entering the 20th centuryby Rob Neufeld(See Part 1. See Part 2.) Susanna “Aunt Susie” Wiseman Phillips was 72 years old when the 20th century arrived in the…See More
"I thought we all should've attended naked but nobody backed me up. Hope we can see you soon--Ruth's schedule is a killer and I've just about become a hermit up here in my holler. I hardly go anywhere. I do…"
"I started a rumor on Facebook that Wayne Caldwell and Vicki Lane were going to the Naked Came the Leafpeeper party...naked. They were sort of amused. Give Ruth my love and let me know when the new one comes out. Maybe we should try…"
"Ruth's fine. She's a caregiver consultant for Project CARE out of Park Ridge Health in Fletcher. She works with folks whose loved ones have dementia. She serves six WNC counties and stays on the go while I sit home and…"
"Hooray! More Price! Non-fiction... interesting. I left the bookstore over a year ago to get down to the business of writing. I have a little primer on Appalachian folk magic that is in the final editing stage and should (with…"
"Hey, Byron, I've missed you and all the crew there. Since marrying Ruth I hardly ever go to Asheville. Got a new book coming out next spring--nonfiction, believe it or not! You can check it out on my blog:…"
I started a rumor on Facebook that Wayne Caldwell and Vicki Lane were going to the Naked Came the Leafpeeper party...naked. They were sort of amused. Give Ruth my love and let me know when the new one comes out. Maybe we should try lunch or supper one day?
Hooray! More Price! Non-fiction... interesting. I left the bookstore over a year ago to get down to the business of writing. I have a little primer on Appalachian folk magic that is in the final editing stage and should (with any luck) go to the publisher in a week or so. Being published locally so the turn-around should be quick. I don't know why I don't have your blog bookmarked but will do that. How's Ruth? Love, b