Kathryn Stockett’s debut novel is ambitious. Through a chain of events, the three women find themselves drawn together on a secret project that will reveal the never discussed relationships between Jackson, Mississippi’s black and white women who live and work side by side and yet never truly know one another.
Take your pick: A reading by a renowned poet, a selection of book clubs, new releases and an Akashic Books author coming to Asheville.
This is the story of Mary Breckinridge, the intrepid health care provider who founded the The Frontier Nursing Service in rural Kentucky during the 1920s. She single-handedly lowering one of the nation’s highest maternal mortality rates to one of the country’s lowest.
Local writers Thomas Rain Crowe and Nan Watkins capture six renowned jazz and classical composers in this collection of interviews.
Local spiritual teacher Michael Mamas shares insights on love and relationships (just in time for Valentine’s Day) in a collection of small-but-mighty poems.
February is shaping up to be a very literary month, what with all the readings. And book signings. And book clubs. And author birthdays.
Bestselling author Jonathan Rosen comes to Asheville to discuss his atypical birding book.
Bill Alexander’s Around Biltmore Village offers a charming closer look—along with plenty of rare images and little-known facts—into the evolution of one of Asheville’s iconic areas.
This week’s Book Report is not about what to read so much as where to read. The former Reader’s Corner reopens as Montford Books & More this Friday and Battery Park Book Exchange prepares to welcome readers in a few weeks.
The Sweet Potato Queen returns with a new book of essays dealing with women, the aging process and “preserving your assets.” Jill Conner Browne — the Queen herself — makes an Asheville stop next week.
Looking for a great book to set the tone for 2009? Regional author Logan Ward offers a thought-provoking and surprisingly funny memoir in See You In A Hundred Years, out in paperback for January.
This year saw the re-release of 1981’s Cabins & Castles, an historic retrospective of Buncombe County architecture. Need a late holiday gift idea, or something to buy with your Malaprop’s gift card? This might be just the book.
This week’s Book Report is all about The Adventures of Runnel, The Ice Bear, a children’s book for readers who don’t necessarily need lots of illustration with their holiday-themed fiction.
Looking for a holiday read? Christmas Presence compiles the short stories and poetry of 45 regional women writers.
This week’s Book Report takes a look at Mike Krecioch’s memoir of the eight years he spent as a resident of Chicago’s St. Hedwig Orphanage.
This week’s Book Report is about local author (and Asheville Red Hat Society maven) Joan Medlicott and her soon-to-be-released next installment of the Covington Chronicles.
Local motivational speaker, life coach and author Corrie Woods shares tips for living the bold life. (And it’s not just for women.)
Author Amy Bloom comes to Malaprop’s; Robert Morgan presents a program on Boone and Appalachian identity at UNCA.
This week is bonus week on Book Report: Two reviews. Local author Kendall Hale published her memoir and former MIT professor Steven Pinker stops by Malaprop’s. Get reading, people.
Award-winning poet Glenis Redmond returns with her third full-length collection of poetry.