The newest effort by Burnsville-based novelist Alan Gratz deals with Persian-American teen Kamran’s whose brother, a suspected terrorist, communicates by means of a code drawn from stories he and Kamran told each other as boys.
Each week, Xpress highlights notable WNC crowdsourcing initiatives that may inspire readers to become new faces in the crowd. This week features a fortuitous recording opportunity for local busker Chelsea Lynn La Bate and an alternative religious text by Dale Allen Hoffman.
Asheville is just one of the settings in Sheila Simmons’ Memoir of a Minnie Riperton Fan, which the Asheville native will sign Saturday, Aug. 15, at 6 p.m. at Firestorm Café & Books, 610 Haywood Road, in West Asheville. Simmon’s book examines the life and times of her childhood idol, Minnie Riperton, a 1970s singer […]
The author will hold a free talk and book signing at Malaprop’s Bookstore and Café on Saturday, Aug. 15, at 3 p.m.
Each week, Xpress highlights notable WNC crowdsourcing initiatives that may inspire readers to become new faces in the crowd. This week features the final build-out challenges of Sanctuary Brewing Co. and one mother’s attempt to help expedite the potty training process for kids across the globe.
It’s the story of Anna Münster and Armand Jacoubovitch that Mouillot recounts — or, rather, unearths. The couple survived the Holocaust only to sever all ties with each other shortly after the end of World War II. Mouillot also weaves her own story into the text. “A lot of what I was grappling with in the book is the daunting realization that life is always very complex,” she says.
Our first round of Best of WNC results were released in this week’s print issue. The results are now posted online — in a highly visible and easily accessible format.
The wordsmith presents his latest work at the Crow and Quill on Sunday, Aug. 9, at 7 p.m., along with poet Caleb Beissert, singer/songwriter Darien Crossley and jazz singer Katie Kasben.
The struggle embodied by Nirvana frontman Kurt Cobain — and caused by the opposing forces of creating for progress versus profits, genuineness versus marketing genius, art versus money — plays the main stage in Caress’ debut book The Day Alternative Music Died.
New York Times bestselling author Ace Atkins is set to release the fifth book in his Quinn Colson series, The Redeemers, this month. Atkins has written 17 novels to date, and has been deemed by bestselling author Michael Connelly as “one of the best crime writers at work today.” Atkins reads and signs The Redeemers at Malaprop’s Bookstore/Cafe on Monday, Aug. 3.
Warren Wilson College Appalachian music professor Phil Jamison is set to release “Hoedowns, Reels, and Frolics: Roots and Branches of Southern Appalachian Dance.”
Local journalist Marla Hardee Milling shares stories of how Asheville became the town it is today in her new book, “Only in Asheville: An eclectic history.” She’ll sign copies at Malaprop’s on Wednesday, July 22.
Robert Beatty was a successful tech pioneer before embarking on his new career as a novelist. His middle grade tale, Serafina and the Black Cloak, is set in the basement of local landmark the Vanderbilt house.
Firestorm Books & Coffee is back. And though the doors are currently open — the coffee flowing and the pages turning, the 7-year-old cooperative will host its official grand opening celebration on Sunday, July 12.
Each week, Xpress highlights notable WNC crowdsourcing initiatives that may inspire readers to become new faces in the crowd. This week features a life-sized equestrian art installation by Nora Hartlaub, Gypsy Queen Cuisine’s new brick-and-mortar home, an action-packed board game and a comic series created by three locals.
Matthew Quick, author of Silver Linings Playbook, reads and signs his latest novel Love May Fail at Malaprop’s Bookstore/Cafe on Monday, June 29, at 7 p.m.
The publishers at Random House Publishing have partnered with Vortex Doughnuts in an effort to raise awareness of the recent removal of Khaled Hosseini’s novel The Kite Runner from a class reading list at A.C. Reynolds High School.
Matthew Quick, author of “Silver Linings Playbook,” has just published new novel “Love May Fail.” Quick reads from and signs the book at Malaprop’s Bookstore/Cafe on Monday, June 29.
Corn Close: A Cottage In Dentdale, otherwise known as Jargon #116, debuts Thursday, June 18 at The Captain’s Bookshelf. PUSH Skateshop and Gallery debuts its second full-length skate video, Left On Red, and PUSH: A Retrospective at PUSH Gallery, an exhibition of photographs and memorabilia.
Faustine Wilson is the owner of Survival Pride Clothing in downtown Sylva and the daughter of the late author Victoria Casey McDonald. Wilson presents her mother’s last book, Living in the Shadow of Slavery, at Blue Ridge Books in Waynesville on Saturday, June 27.
During the 2000s, a Shelby man leaked more than 2,000 albums onto peer-to-peer downloading networks, often weeks before their official release dates, according to Stephen Witt’s debut book. The author discusses this previously untold tale at Malaprop’s on Wednesday, June 17.