Edward Fahey Returns with a New Novel

Sapphire author, Edward Fahey will present his third novel on Friday, May 22nd at 6:30 p.m.  The Gardens of Ailana explores the metaphysical, the idea that there are places on this planet not confined to the logic of men or limitations of science. In this modern-day fictional tale, four people with very different backgrounds, each scarred by a horrific childhood, meet at a place of healing where one's most crippling darkness must be faced down. In the rubble of their lives and broken spirits they learn that in their weaknesses lie their most profound strengths. In their festering wounds they find hope. In The Gardens of Ailana we see through the souls of mystics, experience laying-on-of-hands from the healer's point of view. Feel at home among wonders and magic. Fahey says of The Gardens of Ailana, “This is the book others have been laying the groundwork for and building towards.” Novelist and teacher, Fahey spent his life hunting magic, seeking out the other sides of reality. His previous novels are Mourning After and Entertaining Naked People. To reserve any of his books please call City Lights Bookstore at 828-586-9499.


Kirk Thomas Poetry Reading

Sylva poet, Kirk Thomas will read from his new poetry collection on Saturday, May 23rd at 6:30 p.m. at City Lights Bookstore. Miscellaneous Musings and Other Odd Thoughts: The Desert Poems are poems inspired by his time in the Saudi Arabian desert when he worked as a military contractor. Before that, Thomas had served for many years in the U.S. Army Special Forces. He and is wife moved to a house between Sylva and Franklin in 2011. In addition to his poetry, he has written a number of essays and prose pieces and has, on occasion, rendered some of them into verse. These days he spends his time reading, writing, splitting firewood, and sitting out on his front porch with a glass of wine listening to the creek run by. To reserve copies of Miscellaneous Musings and Other Odd Thoughts please call City Lights Bookstore at 828-586-9499.

ISBN: 9780996141000
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Ground Ripple Press - April 13th, 2015

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