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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
Jan 30
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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
Jan 27
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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
Jan 24
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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
Jan 24
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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
Jan 5
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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
Jan 2
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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
Jan 1
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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
Dec 24, 2015

Authors of Western North Carolina--A Gateway

Authors of Western North Carolina
A Gateway to Their Pages on The Read; Reviews & Interviews; and Websites

in progress

Bahia Brenda Abrams
Website

Mary Adams
Commandment: Review.

Sherry Austin
Blog.

Byron Ballard
Blog.

Peter J. Barr

Marie Bartlett
Website

Michael Beadle
Website

Jean Boone Benfield
Feature review

Danny Bernstein

Jeff Biggers

Charles Blackburn Jr.

Christopher Blake
UNCA collection

Charles Blount

Cecil Bothwell

Cathy Smith Bowers
Website
Feature article

Bill Branyon

Kenneth Butcher

Kathryn Stripling Byer

Blog

Wayne Caldwell

Gary Carden

Catherine Carter

Jim Casada

Fred Chappell

Karen Chavez
Website

Thomas Rain Crowe

Jennifer Elizabeth Daigle

Nancy Dillingham

Wendy Dingwall

Angela Dove

Barbara Duncan

Julia Nunnally Duncan

Pamela Duncan

Tony Earley
Video, "About Town Myth"
Video, about My Antonia
Review of The Blue Star
Website

George Ellison

Marlon Ferguson

Charles C. Fletcher

Keith Flynn

Terrell Garren

Judith Geary

Gail Godwin

Judy Goldman
Website

Alan Gratz
See his blog.

Christine Hale

Tim Hall

Michael Hardy
Website

Tommy Hays
Website
Review
On inspiration
About Alzheimer's

Laura Hope-Gill
Website
Her blog

Michael Hopping

Gloria Houston

Holly Iglesias
Web page
Reading poem

George Ivey
Website
Book on Facebook

Dot Jackson

Bruce E. Johnson

Carroll Jones

Barbara Kingsolver

Brian Lee Knopp
Facebook for Mayhem in Mayberry

Elizabeth Kostova

Vicki

Lane

Simone

Lipscomb

Hal Littleton

Blog

David

Madden

Kathryn

Magendie

Sebastian Matthews

Dawn McCall

Suzan Tanner McCoury

Mindi Meltz

MariJo Moore

Robert Morgan

Stephanie Morris

Rob Neufeld

Scott Owens

Sharon Oxendine

Ann Pancake

Joe Perrone Jr.

Bob Plott

Jack Joseph Prather

Charles F. Price

Jack R. Pyle

Ron Rash

Glenis Redmond

Randy Russell

Rick Russell

Pat Riviere-Seel

Leanna Sain

Lynn Salsi

Rose Senehi
Website

Nancy Simpson

Ed Southern

Lin Stepp

Peggy Poe Stern
Feature
Website

Jerry Stubblefield

Lawrence Thackston

Dave Turner

Dave Waldrop

Betty Cloer Wallace

John D. Waterman

 

Website

Charles Dodd White
Website.

Hollis Williams

Lynn Wilson

Allan Wolf

Perry Deane Young

Diana S. Zimmerman

 

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