Ellen Bass Reading and Book Signing

On Thursday, July 9th at 6 p.m. author Ellen Bass will visit City Lights Bookstore to present her books. Her poetry collections include Like a Beggar and The Human Line. She is also the author of The Courage to Heal: A Guide for Women Survivors of Child Sexual Abuse. It is an inspiring, comprehensive guide that offers hope and encouragement to every woman who was sexually abused as a child – and those who care about her. Bass will also be leading a writing workshop at Cullowhee Mountain Arts from July 5th to the 10th. Registration is currently waitlisted. To be placed on the waitlist send an email to  registrar@cullowheemountainarts.org. To reserve copies of Ellen’s books please call 828-586-9499.

ISBN: 9781556594649
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Copper Canyon Press - March 25th, 2014

ISBN: 9780061284335
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Collins Living - November 2008

Cindy McMahon to Read from Her Memoir

Cindy McMahonAsheville author Cindy McMahon will read from her memoir, Fresh Water from Old Wells on Friday, July 10th at 6:30 p.m. Unplanned youngest daughter of activist hippies in the turbulent South, Cindy Henry McMahon survived family violence, fire, flood, poisonous mushrooms, and an ice-cold outhouse. She wrote Fresh Water from Old Wells to tell those experiences and found forgiveness and peace in the process.

ISBN: 9780881465266
Availability: None new in store (we can order) but maybe in used, now or arriving soon. Ask
Published: Mercer University Press - April 15th, 2015

Bryson City Author Carly Robbins

Carly Robbins

Carly Robbins a.k.a Robbin Monteith will return to City Lights Bookstore on Saturday, July 11th at 3 p.m. to present the next installment in the Secret Series. In Secrets of the Untold, Katelynn Anthony has always considered herself to be a plain little Southern girl living a boringly uneventful life. But now, nothing could be further from the truth. After Ms. Lera, the elderly lady who had been her surrogate grandmother, mentor, and benefactor passes away, Katelynn is swept away to Scotland to take care of her final arrangements. And as Ms. Lera’s heir, Katelynn finds herself caught up in a world of dazzling creatures and dangerous foes as she adjusts to her new title: Lord of Castle Go-Brath. Not only will Katelynn learn more about Ms. Lera’s adventurous past, but she will uncover secrets about herself and the world she thought she knew.


Robbin Monteith has lived in Bryson City for many years.  She and her sister owned Sweet Dreams Bakery in Sylva.  To reserve a copy of her book please call City Lights Bookstore at 828-586-9499.

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