Guest Reader Playlist: Gary Carden

We asked our friend, the multi-talented Gary Carden to suggest some of his favorite books. (Fall 2013)

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"I guess this will be heavy on Appalachian novels and biographies, but I also have a strong interest in horror/fantasy."

Gary Carden in front of City Lights, circa 1984

 Gary Carden in front of his new shop c. 1985

Main Street, Sylva, North Carolina

Doctor Sleep Cover Image
$30.00
ISBN: 9781476727653
Availability: We can probably get this title, but there may be extra shipping.
Published: Scribner Book Company - September 24th, 2013

I know it isn't socially acceptable, but I still love Stephen King. Doctor Sleep is a sequel to The Shining... watch for my forthcoming review in The Smoky Mountain News.


The Son Cover Image
$27.99
ISBN: 9780062120397
Availability: None new in store (we can order) but maybe in used, now or arriving soon. Ask
Published: Ecco Press - May 28th, 2013

The Maid's Version Cover Image
$25.00
ISBN: 9780316205856
Availability: We can probably get this title, but there may be extra shipping.
Published: Little Brown and Company - September 3rd, 2013

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Winter's Bone Cover Image
$15.00
ISBN: 9780316066419
Availability: None new in store (we can order) but maybe in used, now or arriving soon. Ask
Published: Back Bay Books - July 11th, 2007

The Outlaw Album: Stories Cover Image
$24.99
ISBN: 9780316057561
Availability: We can probably get this title, but there may be extra shipping.
Published: Little, Brown and Company - October 1st, 2011

City Lights has a limited number of signed first editions of this fine short story collection.


The Long Home Cover Image
$14.00
ISBN: 9781596923867
Availability: We can probably get this title, but there may be extra shipping.
Published: MacAdam/Cage Publishing - October 1st, 2012

William Gay died in 2012... I'm still waiting for that unpublished novel


The Dark Corner Cover Image
$24.95
ISBN: 9781572339187
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: University of Tennessee Press - December 15th, 2012

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