David Joy Presents His Debut Novel

David Joy


Webster author, David Joy will present his new novel on Friday, March 6th at 6:30 p.m. at City Lights Bookstore.  Where All Light Tends to Go, a staff pick of both Chris and Eon, is set in Jackson County and tells the story of Jacob McNeely, a young man who is in a fight against his fate. “Expertly balancing beauty and brutality, David has written a novel that stays with the reader long after the final page has been read.  Where All Light Tends to Go, though very much an Appalachian tale, is the story common to many young men who are trying to escape their desperate circumstances,” says City Lights staffer, Eon Alden. Ron Rash had this to say about the book, “A savage and moving account of a young man’s attempt to transcend his family’s legacy of violence. Where All Light Tends to Go is an outstanding debut and a fine addition to the country-noir vein of southern literature.” To help celebrate Innovation Brewing has brewed a special Where All Light Tends to Go Stout. We will have free samples available during the reading at the bookstore and following there will be an afterparty at Innovation to continue the celebration. Innovation will offer a discount on the stout if shown proof of purchase of David’s book at City Lights Bookstore. David Joy's stories and creative nonfiction have appeared in Drafthorse Literary Journal, Smoky Mountain LivingWilderness House Literary ReviewPisgah Review, and Flycatcher, and he is the author of the memoir Growing Gills: A Fly Fisherman's Journey.

ISBN: 9780399172779
Availability: Not in-stock here - ask us if we have a used copy
Published: G.P. Putnam's Sons - March 3rd, 2015

By David Joy, Michael Polomik (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780914875604
Availability: Not in-stock here - ask us if we have a used copy
Published: Bright Mountain Books - August 2011

Avram Friedman Presents His First Novel

Avram Friedman

Avram Friedman will read from his first published novel The Silver Maple Conspiracy on Saturday, March 7th at 3:00 p.m. at City Lights Bookstore.  The Silver Maple Conspiracy describes an in-depth journey of a man born in the mid-twentieth century, living in the deep Smoky Mountains of North Carolina and his mysterious relationship with nature.  It is a story of the physical changes witnessed during the time-span between the streets of New York City during the Vietnam War, the Woodstock Music and Arts Festival and the first Earth Day, the back-to-the-land movement in the Pacific Northwest, and lastly to the Great Smoky Mountains of western North Carolina.  Friedman has been the Executive Director of The Canary Coalition since 2000 and is well-known and respected in his field as a powerful, crystal clear and cogent journalist, documentarian and speaker on issues revolving around the environment, social, political and economic justice.  Following the reading, Friedman will be signing and copies of his novel will be available for purchase.  To reserve copies of The Silver Maple Conspiracy please call City Lights Bookstore at 828-586-9499.



ISBN: 9781506132167
Availability: Special Order
Published: Createspace - January 1st, 2015

Carolina McMullen Reading & Signing

Carolina McMullen will read from her new novel Vicenta de Paul on Saturday, March 14th at 3:00 p.m. at City Lights Bookstore. As the first novel of her Not Here to Stay series, Vicenta de Paul tells of a baby who is abandoned by her young mother at an orphanage in Rota, Spain in 1914.  She is later adopted by a wealthy couple and raised in the peaceful coastal area of Rota, away from the busy city. Everything seems fine until her mother begins to suffer from depression. Vicenta pulls through the tough time with her caring nanny and friend, ABC.  Romance eventually finds Vicenta, but with more struggles. Her faith, friends, and sense of humor carry her through life, with thoughts of her birth mother. Nan Harper, Mayor of Gulf Breeze, Florida said, “For days after finishing “Vicenta” the characters followed me about. -Can’t wait to read the next…”  Following the reading, McMullen will be signing and copies of her book will be available for purchase. Carolina McMullen is from Rota, Spain but now resides in Charleston, South Carolina with her husband and four Chihuahuas.

ISBN: 9780692211625
Availability: Special Order
Published: Three Bird Press - May 3rd, 2014

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