Denise Kiernan to Present The Last Castle

New York Times Bestselling Author Denise Kiernan will return to City Lights Bookstore on Saturday, December 16th (not 12/9 as originally scheduled) at 3 p.m. She will present her new book, The Last Castle which chronicles the Vanderbilt family and the history of the Biltmore Estate. Kiernan is also the author of the bestselling The Girls of Atomic City and has been published in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal and numerous other publications.

The Last Castle: The Epic Story of Love, Loss, and American Royalty in the Nation's Largest Home Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9781476794044
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Touchstone Books - September 26th, 2017

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The Girls of Atomic City: The Untold Story of the Women Who Helped Win World War II Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9781451617535
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Touchstone Books - March 11th, 2014

Storytime with Deanna Klingel

Deanna Klingel will visit City Lights Bookstore on Saturday, December 16th at 11 a.m. for a special children’s storytime. She will read from her new book, Spirit The Tiny White Reindeer. In the book, readers will discover that friendship can be found in the most unlikely of places, especially when Christmas spirit is guiding you. Personifying true Christmas spirit, the tiny reindeer will warm your heart and become a wonderful addition to each family’s holiday traditions. Suitable for children of all ages, this book will help to keep the Christmas spirit alive all year round. 

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By Deanna Klingel, Steve Daniels (Illustrator)
$15.95
ISBN: 9781946329387
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Progressive Rising Phoenix Press, LLC - June 21st, 2017

NetWest Open Mic

The NetWest program of the North Carolina Writers Network and City Lights Bookstore will host an open mic night at the bookstore on Friday, December 15th at 7 p.m. Folks are encouraged to bring their poetry or short pieces to share. Sign-ups begin at 6:45 p.m. for a 10-minute reading session. The North Carolina Writers' Network connects, promotes, and serves the writers of this state.  They provide education in the craft and business of writing, opportunities for recognition and critique of literary work, resources for writers at all stages of development, support for and advocacy of the literary heritage of North Carolina, and a community for those who write. For more information please visit their website.

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