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.
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.
Gina Glenn-Moon, a Malaprop’s employee, reviews the latest novel by Lev Grossman.
Susan Rebecca White’s latest novel tells the tale of two sisters separated by tragedy, and how their shared history links them.
All Other Nights, Dara Horn’s latest literary offering (W.W. Norton & Company, 2009), tells the gripping story of a Jewish spy who works as a Union agent in the south during the Civil War; former Xpress staffer Cecil Bothwell introduces his latest book, Whale Falls: An exploration of belief and its consequences.
Just because the days are longer, brighter ad warmer doesn’t mean there isn’t time to read. Like, on your beach getaway, or on your back deck while sprawled across a lawn chair. To get you motivated to trade your sunglasses for reading glasses, here are three recent releases.
Local author launches her excellent third magical reality novel with a reading at Malaprop’s.
Danger, intrigue, guns, girls, Robinhood righteousness and Bourne Identity audacity: Thomas Mullen’s bank robbing Fireson Brothers have it all.
In his new novel, local author Wayne Caldwell returns to Cataloochee as the area’s residents are forced out by the creation of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park.
To spend a couple hours with Bloodroot by Amy Greene, is to descend into a world both wildly beautiful and brutally violent.
The latest novel by South Carolina writer Charlotte Hughes is a dizzying work of high energy, high speed, high spirited and highly entertaining hijinx.
Sensitive, sweet and real (yet blissfully light in all the places it so easily could be dark), Gin Phillips’ The Well and The Mine moves with the ease of a beach read yet offers the pithy substance of a time-tested classic.
Writers looking for an opportunity to hone their craft can do do so at the North Carolina Writers’ Network’s 2009 Squire Summer Writing Residency.
Local author Gary Allen Duke’s Bobo County is the tale of a boy and his dog, but also an account of growing up in the wild countryside of the American Southwest.
A memoir by Allegra Huston, daughter of film director John and sister of actress Anjelica. Huston makes a Saturday stop at Malaprop’s.
Our local authors deserve a good read and there’s no shortage (the potential avalanche on my desk attests to this) of material. Here are few worthy options.
Charlotte Hughes’ latest novel reads at a breathless, breakneck pace but also provides plenty of fluffy, fun escape.