Southern Harvest Cookbook

Cathy ClearyCathy Cleary of Asheville will visit City Lights Bookstore on Friday, March 23rd at 6:30 p.m. She will present her book, The Southern Harvest Cookbook. The book is designed for food from the garden or farmer’s market and offers recipes for all four seasons. Beautiful photography by Katherine Brooks accompanies the scores of wonderful southern recipes. In addition to growing and cooking food, Cathy is also an advocate. Fifty percent of the author’s proceeds will go to nonprofit organizations working on issues of food justice, sustainable agriculture, food security and edible education initiatives.

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By Cathy Cleary, Katherine Brooks (Photographer)
ISBN: 9781467139113
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: History Press - January 8th, 2018

Wildflower Walks & Hikes: North Carolina Mountains

Trail expert, Jim Parham, will return to City Lights Bookstore on Friday, March 30th at 6:30 p.m.  He will present his new book, Wildflower Walks & Hikes: North Carolina Mountains. Jim’s new guide lists 59 hikes recommended for viewing western North Carolina’s diverse wildflowers. Meant to be on the trail, the book also features over 300 photographs to help identify flowers.

Jim Parham is the author of more than a dozen trail guides covering the Southern Appalachians. A recognized regional trail expert, he draws the distinctive maps for his own guidebooks and for books by other Milestone Press authors. Parham lives at the edge of Great Smoky Mountains National Park. To reserve copies of any of Jim’s guides please call City Lights Bookstore in Sylva, NC at 828-586-9499.

Michael Amos Cody to Present His Debut Novel

Michael Amos Cody will present his debut novel on Saturday, April 7th at 3 p.m. A living portrait of the artist as a wayward musician, Gabriel’s Songbook is the story of a musician whose talent carries him from the hills of Appalachia to the grime and glamour of Nashville and back home again. Gritty and lyrical, rock ’n’ roll and old-time country, the book transports the reader deep into that age-old dream of making the big time, and shows us the beauty and pathos that lurks underneath.


Michael Amos Cody is a professor in the Department of Literature and Language at East Tennessee State University. After working as a songwriter in Nashville, he earned his PhD in English from the University of South Carolina. His short fiction has appeared in The Tampa Review, Yemassee, and other publications, and his albums include Homecoming and Wonderful Life. T

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ISBN: 9781942016366
Availability: No new copies on our shelves but maybe in used, now or arriving soon. Ask us.
Published: Pisgah Press LLC - September 1st, 2017

Diane Cantor to Present Her Novel

Diane Cantor will present her novel on Saturday, April 14th at 3 p.m. at City Lights Bookstore.  Set in the early 1970s, When Nighttime Shadows Fall follows Laura Bauer as she decides to leave college and head 50 miles north of her comfortable Atlanta home to manage a federally funded project aiding pregnant teenagers from the back roads of Appalachia. Almost as young as her clients, Laura is immediately confronted with—and almost overwhelmed by—a variety of young women in desperate circumstances, having no other source of prenatal care. Cantor portrays the world of these girls with compassion, hardscrabble humor, and reverence for their families’ capacities to prevail despite hardships.

Born and raised in Atlanta, GA, Diane Cantor has written plays that have been performed in Georgia and a weekly serial for the Savannah Morning-News for several years. Her historical novel, The Poisoned Table, was nominated for the 2016 Georgia Author of the Year Awards First Novel category and is a current selection for the American Association of University Women’s National Adelante book clubs.

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ISBN: 9781611178326
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: University of South Carolina Press - November 30th, 2017

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