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Peachtree – Local author William Roy Pipes announces the release of his two books – Mammy: A Term of Endearment and A Haven for Willa Mae. Mammy: A Term of Endearment, is a fictional story of the sla…

Peachtree – Local author William RoyPipes announces the release of his two books– Mammy: A Term of Endearment and A Havenfor Willa Mae.Mammy: A Term of Endearment, is a fictionalstory of the slavery of a black woman whoafter being freed became my father’s mammy.Some feel the word Mammy is a racial term,but Pipes’ father considered it a term of endearment.It’s a story of the discrimination many blacksand poor whites still face today, not only in theSouth but also in the North. It is a story of…See More
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Jul 25
William Roy Pipes commented on William Roy Pipes's blog post Mammy: A term of Endearment
"A Haven for Willa Mae    A Haven for Willa Mae is the first of a two series novels. It is a novel containing danger, suspense, romance and treachery along with abuse, deceit, murder, kidnapping, and insanity. It is a gripping action packed…"
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William Roy Pipes posted a blog post

Mammy: A term of Endearment

Mammy: A Term of Endearment    I have a new novel I titled, Mammy: A Term of Endearment. Mammy is a fictional story of the slavery of a black woman who after being freed became my father’s mammy. Some feel the word Mammy is a racial term, but my father considered it a term of endearment.    It’s a story of the discrimination many blacks and poor whites still face today, not only in the south but also in the north. It is a story of love, hate, romance, and humor.    Included in the novel are…See More
Jul 17
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Finding a great book beyond the in-crowd mainstream

A new way to find great new booksby Rob Neufeld            I keep searching for ways to be as open as possible to great books as they come out.  It’s not easy because: 1) our guides—publishers and reviewers—follow certain channels, comparable to radio playlists, to stay smart; and 2) a random approach is impractical.            Readers’ online reviews help, but there’s too much; I need a filter, based partly on authority.  I could ask people in person—and that’s pretty interesting.  Rarely do…See More
Jul 15
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Robert Beatty's Serafina and the art of YA fantasy

How to write a youth fantasy: introducing Serafinaby Rob Neufeld             Begin in the basement of the recently constructed Biltmore House with a girl who’s been in hiding there from infancy to her 12th year—for good reasons—and follow that lead to a media sensation that seeks to join “Frozen” in…See More
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Fred Weyler replied to Rob Neufeld's discussion Robert Henry revealed by Rick Russell book
"LP Summers mentioned Samuel Talbot in "History of SW VA" then withdrew him from militia list in more accurate "Annals of SW VA" probably because there was no such person in the county records. Robert Henry set high standards for…"
Jul 11
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"Us versus Them" does not help fight against racism; worsens sectionalism

“Us versus them” is not good historyby Rob Neufeld             Writing about history and the complex lives that play out within it does not sell as well as team spirit, especially in this age of clicks and likes.            I recently confronted this truth when I wrote my article last week about the minds of our leaders in 1851. The word “slavery” was added to the headline to alert people to its relevance.  Seeing that term connected people to a cause they felt strongly about, particularly in…See More
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Suitcase Charlie: A Recommended Crime Thriller

     John Guzlowski is a writer and poet whose parents were forced laborers in Poland during WW II. He was born in a refugee camp before he came with his family to live in the Polish neighborhoods of Chicago. Already a highly regarded poet, he turned his childhood memories (including some gruesome child murders) into a novel titled SUITCASE CHARLIE.    Two war-weary Chicago detectives investigate a series of horrifying child murders. Before the crimes are solved, the reader follows the…See More
Jul 1
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Mammy, A Term of Endearment

I read Rob Neufield's article Visit OUR PAST in today's Asheville Citizen-Times.It was a super article, but caused me to want to share my novel:  Mammy: A Term of Endearment.Mammy: A Term of Endearment. is now available as an ebook on Kindle, but the publisher, Ecanus Publishing, Great Britain tells me the paperback edition will be out soon (2 to 3 weeks).The novel is fiction but came from my father who was born in 1895. Due to his mother's sickness Grandpa hired her to be a Mammy to my father,…See More
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Writers on the Rock at Chimney Rock, NC

June 28, 2015 from 1pm to 4pm
The culture and heritage of Appalachia is an experience like no other, and it serves as the perfect backdrop for a variety of storytelling. View the soaring cliffs and stunning valleys of Chimney Rock and the Hickory Nut Gorge as you get to know your favorite author and meet new ones. Join Ann B. Ross, Tommy Hays, Sheri Castle, Evan Williams and more as they share their experiences and autograph copies of their books. A selection of titles by each author will be available for sale. See…See More
Jun 8

Literary Calendar--Monthly Preview

WNC BOOK DISCUSSION CALENDAR, OCTOBER 2012

Monday, October 1

BRIDGING DIFFERENCES: The Bridging Differences Bookclub, hosted by Patti Digh, meets to discuss “The Kids from Nowhere” by George Guthridge at Malaprop’s Bookstore/Café, 55 Haywood St., Asheville, 7 p.m. Call 254-6734.

Tuesday, October 2

BOOK DISCUSSION: The Polk County Library holds a book discussion at 1289 W. Mills St., Columbus, 10 a.m. Call 894-8721.

BOOK DISCUSSION: The Let’s Talk About It book discussion series discusses “A Visitation of Spirits” by Randall Kenan at the McDowell County Library, 90 W. Court St., Marion, 6:30 p.m. Call 652-3858.

BOOK DISCUSSION: “Swamplandia” by Karen Russell is the subject of a book discussion at the Enka-Candler Library, 1404 Sandhill Rd., Candler, 7 p.m. Call 250-4758.

BOOK DISCUSSION: “The Scarlet Letter” by Nathaniel Hawthorne is the subject of a book discussion at the Weaverville Library, 41 N. Main St., Weaverville, 7 p.m. Call 250-6482.

Wednesday, October 3

BOOK DISCUSSION: “The Scarlet Letter” by Nathaniel Hawthorne is the subject of a book discussion at the Weaverville Library, 41 N. Main St., Weaverville, 3 p.m. Call 250-6482.

MALAPROP’S BOOKCLUB: The Malaprop’s Bookclub, hosted by Jay Jacoby, discusses “Salvage the Bones” by Jesmyn Ward at Malaprop’s Bookstore/Café, 55 Haywood St., Asheville, 7 p.m. Call 254-6734.

Thursday, October 4

BOOK DISCUSSION: “Still Alice” by Lisa Genova is the subject of a book discussion at the East Asheville Library, 902 Tunnel Rd., Asheville, 6:30 p.m. Call 250-4738.

Friday, October 5

BOOK CLUB: The Best? Books book club holds a book discussion at the College Walk Retirement Center, 100 N. College Row, Brevard, 10:30 a.m. Call 884-3151, ext. 226.

Saturday, October 6

SOCIETY FOR THE DISCUSSION OF POETRY: The Society for the Discussion of Poetry meets to discuss works by Charles Olson, Robert Creeley, Robert Duncan, Zukofsky, Ezra Pound, Jonathon Williams, and more at the West Asheville Vineyard, 717 Haywood Rd., Asheville, 6 p.m. RSVPs are preferred. Email sn.manuel7@gmail.com.

Sunday, October 7

ROYAL BOOK CLUB: The ROYAL Book Club meets to discuss “The Maze Runner” by James Dashner at Spellbound Books, 21 Battery Park Ave., Asheville, 4 p.m. Call 319-1907.

Monday, October 8

BOOK CLUB: The Fireside Book Club meets to discuss a novel at Fireside Books and Gifts, 111 W. Main St., Forest City, 5:30 p.m. Call 245-5188.

MYSTERY BOOK CLUB: The Malaprop’s Mystery Bookclub, hosted by Sallie Bissell, discusses “Crooked Letter, Crooked Letter” by Tom Franklin at Malaprop’s Bookstore/Café, 55 Haywood St., Asheville, 7 p.m. Call 254-6734.

Tuesday, October 9

BOOK DISCUSSION: “Back When We Were Grownups” by Anne Tyler is the subject of a book discussion at the Leicester Library, 1561 Alexander Rd., Leicester, 1 p.m. Call 250-6480.

DISCUSSION BOUND: “Family Fang” by Kevin Wilson is the subject of a book discussion at the Asheville Art Museum, 2 S. Pack Square, Asheville, 3 p.m. Free with museum admission. Call 253-3227.

EDUCATOR’S BOOK CLUB: Rutherford County School employees meet to discuss a book at Fireside Books and Gifts, 111 W. Main St., Forest City, 6 p.m. Call 245-5188.

INTERSECTIONS BOOK CLUB: The Intersections Book Club meets to discuss “The Giver” by Lois Lowry at the Diana Wortham Theatre, 2 N. Pack Square, Asheville, 6:30 p.m. Call 257-4530.

Wednesday, October 10

BOOK DISCUSSION: “Night Train” by Clyde Edgerton is the subject of a book discussion at Accent on Books, 854 Merrimon Ave., Asheville, 3 p.m. Call 252-6255.

BOOK DISCUSSION: “The Cove” by Ron Rash is the subject of a book discussion at the Albert Carlton-Cashiers Community Library at 249 Frank Allen Rd., Cashiers, 5:30 p.m. Call 743-0215.

Thursday, October 11

BOOK DISCUSSION: “The Vanishing Act of Esme Lennox” by Maggie O’Farrell is the subject of a book discussion at the Mars Hill Public Library, 25 Library St., Mars Hill, 1 p.m. Call 689-5183.

BOOK DISCUSSION: “Where the Bluebird Sings to the Lemonade Springs" by Wallace Stegner is the subject of a book discussion at the Fairview Library, 1 Taylor Rd., Fairview, 1 p.m. Call 250-6485.

BOOK DISCUSSION: “State of Wonder” by Ann Patchett is the subject of a book discussion at the Skyland Library, 260 Overlook Rd., Asheville, 2:30 p.m. Call 250-6488.

 

Friday, October 12

 

Saturday, October 13

 

Sunday, October 14

 

Monday, October 15

 

Tuesday, October 16

BOOK DISCUSSION: The Let’s Talk About It book discussion series discusses “Ferris Beach” by Jill McCorkle at the McDowell County Library, 90 W. Court St., Marion, 6:30 p.m. Call 652-3858.

COMIX CLUB: The Comix Club, hosted by Lauren Napoli, discusses “Hellraiser: Masterpieces” by Clive Barker at Malaprop’s Bookstore/Café, 55 Haywood St., Asheville, 7 p.m. Call 254-6734.

ALL ROMANCE ALL THE TIME: The All Romance All the Time Book Club discusses a romance novel at the Battery Park Book Exchange, 1 Page Ave., Asheville, 7 p.m. Call 254-6734.

BOOK DISCUSSION: “The Wood Beyond” by Reginald Hill is the subject of a book discussion at the Black Mountain Library, 105 Dougherty St., 7 p.m. Call 250-4756.

Wednesday, October 17

 

Thursday, October 18

COFFEE WITH THE POET: Nan Watkins presents her new translation of Yvan Goll’s poems, “Dreamweed,” at City Lights Bookstore, 3 E. Jackson St., Sylva, 10:30 a.m. Call 586-9499.

BOOK DISCUSSION: The Canton Book Club meets to discuss a novel at the Canton Library, 11 Pennsylvania Ave., Canton, 3:30 p.m. Call 648-2924.

BOOK DISCUSSION: “House of Mirth” by Edith Wharton is the subject of a book discussion at the Swannanoa Library, 101 W. Charleston St., Swannanoa, 6 p.m. Call 250-6486.

BOOK DISCUSSION: “The Cat’s Table” by Michael Ondaajte is the subject of a book discussion at the Fairview Library, 1 Taylor Rd., Fairview, 7 p.m. Call 250-6485.

Friday, October 19

 

Saturday, October 20

 

Sunday, October 21

 

Monday, October 22

 

Tuesday, October 23

BOOK CLUB: The Fireside Fantasy Book Club meets to discuss a fantasy novel at Fireside Books and Gifts, 111 W. Main St., Forest City, 6 p.m. Call 245-5188.

OUR FAVORITE BOOKS: The Our Favorite Books book club meets to discuss their favorite books at the Black Mountain Library, 105 Dougherty St., Black Mountain, 7 p.m. Call 250-4756.

Wednesday, October 24

BOOK CLUB: The Friends of the Library Book Club holds a book discussion at the Polk County Public Library, 1289 W. Mills St., Columbus, 2 p.m. Call 894-8721.

Thursday, October 25

 

Friday, October 26

 

Saturday, October 27

READING GROUP: The Animal Rights Reading Group meets to discuss written theories on animal rights at Firestorm Café and Books, 48 Commerce St., Asheville, 1 p.m. Call 255-8115.

Sunday, October 28

 

Monday, October 29

BOOK DISCUSSION: “Frankenstein” by Mary Shelley is the subject of a book discussion at the Marshall Public Library, 1335 N. Main St., Marshall, 6:30 p.m. Call 649-3741.

Tuesday, October 30

BOOK DISCUSSION: The Let’s Talk About It book discussion series discusses “I Am One of You Forever” by Fred Chappell at the McDowell County Library, 90 W. Court St., Marion, 6:30 p.m. Call 652-3858.

Wednesday, October 31

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