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Ann Hite will visit City Lights Bookstore on Saturday, September 3rd at 3 p.m. to present her new novel. Set in Black Mountain, NC, Sleeping Above Chaos is a blend of historical research and a tightly woven story. Imagine the relationship triangle from East of Eden and set it deep in the Appalachian Mountains. Add a couple of ghosts, a good measure of dysfunction, and a whole lot of twists and turns, and you have Ann Hite's new Black Mountain novel, Sleeping Above Chaos. Hite's fourth novel returns to Swannanoa Gap, a small town at the foot of Black Mountain, and introduces new characters while revisiting some favorites from her previous novels.
Danny Johnson will read from and sign his debut novel, The Last Road Home, on Thursday, September 8th at 6:30 p.m. at City Lights Bookstore. Ron Rash, author of Serena said of the book, In this intense and well-written debut novel, Danny Johnson probes deep into the cauldron of racial relations in the 1960’s South. The Last Road Home introduces an exciting new voice in Southern Literature.”
Danny Johnson's writing follows the tradition of Southern authors whose characters most often represent the disenfranchised in society, examining their struggles to overcome in a world that does not acknowledge them to be of value nor recognize their humanity. His work has appeared in Remembrances of Wars Past Anthology, South Writ Large, Sheepshead Review and Fox Chase Review.
The Coffee with the Poet series continues on Thursday, September 15th at 10:30 a.m. The September gathering will feature Richard VanderVeen as he presents his collection The Act of Going.
Richard VanderVeen was born in Grand Rapids, MI and holds a BA in English. He has taught high school English in Cherokee, High Point, and Asheville. For more information on Coffee with the Poet or to reserve copies of The Act of Going please call City Lights Bookstore at 828-586-9499.