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Christine Simolke - "Children of Italy" at Watauga County Public Library

December 13, 2016 from 2pm to 3pm
Author Christine Simolke will present historical background about Italian-American immigrants and discuss her recently published historical novel, "Children of Italy," in Boone, NC at the downtown Watauga County Public LibrarySee More
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Ethics in the Real World

Ethics book presents 82 tough situationsby Rob Neufeld             I wanted to see the book, “Ethics in the Real World: 82 Brief Essays on Things That Matter,” by Peter Singer, because I think real-life parables are helpful in considering such conundrums.            I was hoping that the work’s academic…See More
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Pine Rosin

Over the years I've learned to be wary when one of the girls run up to me holding out her hand telling me to look and see what she found. One time it was a handful of hairless baby mice another it was the entrails of a recently butchered deer. So a few weeks ago when Chitter held out her hand and said "You'll never…See More
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The deep history of Connemara

The Sandburg house harbors two past worldsby Rob Neufeld PHOTO CAPTION: Front Lake, pictured here in a flipped reflection, was the creation of Confederate owner, Christopher Augustus Memminger. Photo by Henry Neufeld            When Carl Sandburg first moved to Connemara in 1945, snow blocked the car…See More
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Book Signing at outside The MACA Building

October 8, 2016 from 9am to 1pm
Julia Nunnally Duncan will appear with her new book A Place That Was Home at the Mountain Glory Festival in downtown Marion on Saturday, October 8 from 9-1 p.m. She will be located at the MACA booth on Main Street. A percentage of her book sales will go to support the McDowell Arts Council Association.See More
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Green Fly Cafe at Transylvania Tannery

Memories of The Green Fly, a tanners’ cafeby Rob Neufeld  PHOTO CAPTION: Workers at the Rosman Tannery hold some of their tools, including an applicator.  Can you help identify the tools and their uses?  Photo courtesy of the Rowell Bosse North Carolina Room, Transylvania County Library.            My…See More
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The Risen by Ron Rash

Ron Rash's haunting dream-of-guilt novelA review and an interviewby Rob Neufeld(This article appeared in slightly shorter form, with a different author photo, in the print edition of the Asheville Citizen-Times, Sept. 18, 2016) RON RASH EVENTS: Ron Rash talks about his new novel, “The Risen," at:UNC Asheville’s Humanities…See More
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Commonwealth by Ann Patchett

Ann Patchett fosters a fierce little tribeby Rob Neufeld             After hobnobbing with hostage-takers in “Bel Canto” and chewing the bark with Amazonian drug-takers in “State of Wonder,” Ann Patchett has, in her new novel, “Commonwealth” (HarperCollins), planted herself in suburban living rooms.            Despite…See More
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Forest Unseen author at Burnsville lit fest

Nobody observes more closely than Burnsville keynoterby Rob Neufeld             One of my favorite science writers—David Haskell—is coming to Burnsville for the Carolina Mountains Literary Festival this weekend.  His book, “The Forest Unseen”—about his minute observation of a square meter of East Tennessee forest…See More
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Hug a poet! Take one to lunch!

T. S. Eliot said that April is the cruellest month, but maybe he'd have a different opinion now that April is National Poetry Month . Accent on Books will have a number of different events in celebration during the month as will, I'm sure other stores and organizations. As you've probably noticed, there are a lot of great resources related to local poets right here on The Read. And you can even have a… Continue

Posted on March 31, 2009 at 3:30pm — 3 Comments

Cheri Jones at Accent on Books this coming Friday

Local poet Cheri Jones will present her new book,"Chains," this coming Friday evening, March 27, beginning at 6:00 PM at Accent on Books, located on Merrimon Avenue in Asheville. Cheri will be introduced at this event by another acclaimed local poet, Marijo Moore.



"Chains" is an appropriate title for this sequence of poems, which portrays several generations of a family struggling with and against each other, bound as they are by chains of love and hate, kinship and madness. Although… Continue

Posted on March 24, 2009 at 8:12pm — 1 Comment

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At 11:07am on April 3, 2012, Byron Ballard said…

I finally understand the Prodigal Son story. But there is no fatted calf here--I'm confused.

At 10:05am on April 3, 2012, Byron Ballard said…

So, you still need a photo, I see.

At 8:51pm on May 13, 2008, Byron Ballard said…
Welcome to the "real" world of books, Boss Man!
 
 
 

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