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Another Brooklyn by Jacqueline Woodson

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 rare interview, a story about an acid plant

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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Interview with Chitra Divakaruni about Before We Visit the Goddess

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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Amy Ammons Garza to Present Her Memoir at City Lights Bookstore

August 6, 2016 from 3pm to 4:30pm
Amy Garza will be presenting her new memoir, Appalachian Storyteller in a Feed Sack Dress, at City Lights Bookstore onSaturday, August 6th at 3 p.m. Follow Amy as she tells the story of her life as she lived it, each chapter being a story in itself. These are the compelling stories of a mountain girl who found the courage she needed in her life to listen and retell the stories of her family and heritage.  Amy Garza was born and raised in Western North Carolina, which leads her into her many…See More
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A Love Story: How God Pursued Me and Found Me at Grateful Steps Publishing House & Bookshop

June 2, 2012 from 5pm to 6:30pm
The tale of Samantha Ryan Chandler's life is evocatively portrayed in her book: A Love Story, How God Pursued Me and Found Me. It tells of a life that is as disturbing and unsettling as it is uplifting and, in the end, gratifying. How "A girl from Nowhere, Louisiana" finds her way from such humble beginnings to live and walk amongst presidents and the supremely rich, only to find her trust and faith betrayed by those that she loved and trusted the most. She would be tested to the point where…See More
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Turtle Gliding and Mommie, Stay with Me book signing at Grateful Steps Publishing House & Bookshop

May 5, 2012 from 1pm to 2:30pm
Turtle GlidingMay 5, 20121:00 – 3:00Mommie, Stay with Me and Turtle Gliding book signing event at Grateful Steps Publishing House & Bookshop located at 159 South Lexington Avenue, Asheville, NC 28801. Mommie, Stay with Me is written by Cindy McFee Brown and illustrated by Micki Parker Sanford. Turtle Gliding is written by Denise Owen and illustrated by Jo Wicker.Come learn about sea turtles and color pages from the book! Enjoy petting live ducks and playing Duck, Duck, Goose! Receive a…See More
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The Crystal Swan young adult book signing event at Grateful Steps Publishing House & Bookshop

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Pretending written by Shirley Schaeffer Parkin and Did You? written by Amy Tiller children’s book signing at Grateful Steps Publishing House & Bookshop

February 11, 2012 from 10:30am to 12:30pm
Dress up and pretend you can be anything you imagine after hearing author Shirley Parkin read from Pretending. Did You? is written by fifth-grade teacher, Amy Tiller. Lesson plans can be drawn from every page in her book. These two book signing events are for eight-year-olds and younger. However, any age is welcome.See More
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