The Friday, Jan. 21 reading event discusses the life of famed strip tease artist Gypsy Rose Lee and includes a slide show.
Local author Vicki Lane returns with a suspenseful, Appalachian-based drama that draws on history, Native American traditions, folklore and familiar landscapes. It’s a completely addictive read with plenty of surprises.
The roster includes other local writers Ron Rash, Sara Gruen and Stephanie Perkins, as well as many authors who visited Asheville last year.
The award-winning novelist signs copies of his newest book, My Reading Life, at the Captain’s Bookshelf on Sunday, Nov. 28.
Readings in the near future include Monique Truong (author of Bitter in the Mouth), Jordan Flaherty (author of Floodlines), Rick Rothacker (author of Banktown) and Myla Goldberg (author of The False Friend).
Locally-based author Sara Gruen finds the balance between science and fiction (but not science-fiction) with her captivating new novel. She launches the book at Malaprop’s next week.
Penelope J. Stokes’ 13th novel, The Book of Peach is warm and funny, but also delves into some very real and raw issues between mothers and daughters.
This weekend brings art (Friday is the Downtown Art Walk in Asheville), a great book sale and lots of music. Know of more events that are $5 or less to attend? Please add them in the comments field.
Two very different reads for your summer book list: Nicholas Sparks’ romantic novel The Lucky One is released in paperback; Waynesville-based author Mary J. Messer published her memoir Moonshiner’s Daughter; local author Lawrence Thackston reads from the Devil’s Courthouse at Malaprop’s on July 31.
Local author of paranormal fiction, Susan Blexrud, writes about sexy, contemporary vampires in her latest novel, Love Fang.
Fast-paced, gripping, and filled with local lore, Lawrence Thackston’s The Devil’s Courthouse presents en engrossing Appalachian mystery.
Rue McClanahan, the actress who portrayed the man-crazy Golden Girl, died this week. Xpress looks back at McClanahan’s Asheville visit.