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Tim Barnwell will return to City Lights Bookstore on Friday, September 30th at 6:30 p.m. to present his new book. In Great Smoky Mountain Vistas, Tim Barnwell offers panoramic photographs from overlooks in and around the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, aerial photographs of western North Carolina and eastern Tennessee, and articles on popular area attractions and activities to create this unique and comprehensive guidebook. He identifies the mountain peaks you can see from each overlook along Newfound Gap Road, Foothills Parkway and Blue Ridge Parkway that view the park, in Cataloochee Valley and Cades Cove, and 360-degree/6-page panoramic views from Clingmans Dome and Max Patch.
While the mountain peak identifications are a unique component of the book, in also includes a host of articles about activities in and around the park including camping, picnicking, fishing, hiking and waterfalls, horseback riding, bears, and nature photography. It features sections detailing the main attractions of the park including Newfound Gap Road, Cades Cove, Oconaluftee, Sugarlands, Little River Road, Cataloochee Valley, and hidden gems in and outside its boundaries, off the beaten path, such as the Cherohala Skyway, Joyce Kilmer Memorial Forest, Greenbrier, Max Patch, Tail of the Dragon and the Roaring Fork Motor Nature Trail, making this the ideal travel guidebook, possibly the most comprehensive available on the park and its environs. Great Smoky Mountains Vistas celebrates the National Park Services 100th Anniversary in 2016 and is an invaluable companion to Mr. Barnwell’s best-selling Blue Ridge Parkway Vistas: A Comprehensive Identification Guide to What You See from the Many Overlooks.
Nashville duo, Butterfly Rose will perform at City Lights Bookstore on Saturday October 1st at 6:30 p.m. They will play songs from their Women of the Smokies album which tells the story of ten influential women of the Great Smoky Mountain National Park. Copies of Women of the Smokies will be available at the show. To reserve a CD please call City Lights Bookstore at 828-586-9499.
City Lights Bookstore and the Jackson County Public Library are co-sponsoring a reading and book signing with Ron Rash on Sunday, October 2nd at 1 p.m. in the Community Room of the JCPL. He will read from his new novel, The Risen which is set in Sylva and will be released on September 6th. Rash demonstrates his superb narrative skills in this suspenseful and evocative tale of two brothers whose lives are altered irrevocably by the events of one long-ago summer—and one bewitching young woman—and the secrets that could destroy their lives. To reserve copies please call City Lights Bookstore at 828-586-9499.