October was a significant month in writer Thomas Wolfe’s life. The Asheville native was born Oct. 3, 1900. Decades later, his first novel, Look Homeward, Angel came out on Oct. 18, 1929. Local responses were not favorable to Wolfe’s book.
Robert Morgan’s latest novel, Chasing the North Star, is set against the backdrop of the 1850 Fugitive Slave Ac. The story chronicles the escape of 18 year-old Jonah Williams, who flees from his life as a slave on a South Carolina plantation.
Landscape and forest historian Bill Alexander has released a third book. The Biltmore Estate: Gardens and Grounds uses historical photographs, including some that have never before been published, to tell the story of the conception, planning, design, construction and maintenance of the estate, which at one time encompassed 125,000 acres.
As Stephen Colbert said, “a young adult novel is a regular novel that people actually read.” So no need to feel guilty about indulging in Isla and the Happily Ever After, the just-published YA romance by local author Stephanie Perkins. The summer before her senior year in high school, Isla (pronounced eye-la) bumps into her […]
In “The Answer to the Riddle is Me,” Warren Wilson alum David Stuart MacLean recounts his decade-long recovery from amnesia caused by the antimalarial drug Larium. Told with a light touch and plenty of humor, the story is as engaging as it is harrowing. The book is out on Tuesday, Jan. 14.
North Carolina author Wiley Cash’s newest novel hits a home run. Cash will appear at UNC Asheville’s “Celebrating Madison County” showcase which takes place Oct. 25-26.
Romance author Susan Blexrud recently released a new novella, set both during the Civil War and in present-day Virginia.
Hendersonville author Ann B. Ross recently published the 12th novel in her Miss Julia mystery series.
Mr. Whipple is coming to Montford Books and More. Does that mean you can’t squeeze the Charmin? (Let’s hope not.) We’re talking about Mr. Lee Whipple, of course, the local author and singer with a penchant for Grunge-era angst enclosed in the streaked Chrysanthemum-burst aurora of intergalactic travel. Don’t squeeze the nebulae.
Recently published by local press Grateful Steps, Look Up Asheville offers a unique perspective on Asheville’s architecture and history.
What sparkles in When We Were Strangers, Pamela Schoenewaldt’s novel of the American dream, is the appreciation for all things organically wonderful.
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.
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.
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.
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.