Lebern Dills Book Signing: Growing Up on Wayehutta

Retired Cullowhee barber, Lebern Dills will visit City Lights Bookstore on Saturday, July 24th at 3 p.m.  He will present his new book, Growing Up on Wayehutta.  Amy Ammons Garza said of Growing Up on Wayehutta, “Within the pages of this book, the reader will walk a trail of memories with Lebern as he shares snippets and observations of the life he has led. 

Growing Up on Wayehutta is Lebern’s second book. In his first book, How Marvelous!, Lebern offers a humorous and touching glimpse into his life as a barber in Cullowhee, NC for over 50 years. Due to our small event space, masks will be required when in the room. To reserve copies of Lebern’s books please call City Lights Bookstore at 828-586-9499. 

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We're tickled to have connected with Macon County artist, Matt Gauck who created the "reading by lightning bug" drawing to highlight the southern Appalachian setting of this City Lights Bookstore.

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Meet the Author: Mike Jones

Mike Jones will visit City Lights Bookstore on Saturday, August 14th at 3 p.m. He will present his novel, Dear Old Town where Francis Todd returns to his Southern coastal hometown to lay his father to rest, but a host of memories from his childhood, centering around the unsolved 1956 murder of a schoolmate, threaten the closure he seeks. Will he succeed in keeping the ghosts he left behind at bay? Or will he finally make sense of the past and come to terms with the present?

Robert Michael "Mike" Jones is a retired Episcopal priest. He lives with his wife Beth in Sylva, N.C. with a large yellow dog of indeterminate breed. They have 4 children and 6 grandchildren of whom they are inordinately proud. The author has a number of post-graduate degrees, some of which are legitimate. He follows the Chicago Cubs and collects vintage tea cozies. This is his first novel. To reserve copies of Dear Old Town, please call City Lights Bookstore at 828-586-9499. 

Order Except Antarctica signed by Todd Sturgell

This funny and informative book was released on July 6th, 2021. Order signed copies now, and let us know if you'd like author/illustrator Todd Sturgell to personalize yours.

Preview YouTube video Book Talk: Except Antarctica by Todd Sturgell

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Pre-order the New Book by Wiley Cash

"The eagerly awaited novel from the New York Times bestselling author of A Land More Kind Than Home, a tender and haunting story of a father and daughter, crime and forgiveness, race and memory." Due out on Sept. 21, 2010. Pre-order today!

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ISBN: 9780062312662
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Published: William Morrow - September 21st, 2021

Pre-order the New Poetry Collection by Crystal Wilkinson

Kentucky writer Crystal Wilkinson has a new poetry collection coming out on August 3rd from the University Press of Kentucky. City Lights is pleased to offer pre-order options for both the hardcover and paperback editions. Perfect Black promises to be a lovely book with illustrations by Ronald W. Davis and a foreword by Nikky Finney.

From the foreword: "In Perfect Black, Crystal Wilkinson walks us back down the road she first walked as a girl, wanders us through the trees that lined the road where she grew up, where her sensibilities as a woman and a writer were first laid bare. In one of the first poems that opens the collection she is a woman looking back on her life, on the soil and mountains that first stamped the particular sound of her voice and she is deeply inquisitive about how it all fell into place: "The map of me can't be all hills & mountains even though I've been country all my life. The twang in my voice has moved downhill to the flat land a time or two." Perfect Black is a book of poems and legends about ancestry, culture, and the terrain of a Black girl becoming. It is a narrow and spacious terrain that enters the bloodstream of this black writing girl's body early. It is a country that she never truly exits even though different zip codes continue to fly through her wild, wondrous, winding life. We read and we hold on too."

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$29.95
ISBN: 9780813151151
Availability: Coming Soon: available for pre-order now
Published: University Press of Kentucky - August 3rd, 2021

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By Crystal Wilkinson, Nikky Finney (Foreword by), Ronald W. Davis (Illustrator)
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ISBN: 9780813151168
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Published: University Press of Kentucky - August 3rd, 2021

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