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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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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