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.
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.
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.
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.