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Glenville author, A.J. Stewart, will present her novel on Friday, June 1st at 6:30 p.m. Her debut, Hey, Brother is set four years after the United States was essentially wiped off the map. Jane Campbell and her siblings, Will and Duke, are living life on their own terms. But an unfortunate accident forces them to return to the one place they had hoped they would never see again: home. When they arrive, they find the idyllic mountain town they left behind has been taken over by a totalitarian regime, led by a National Guard unit gone rogue. When the Guar begins reducing rations and refusing life-saving medications, the Campbells take matters into their own hands.
On Saturday, June 2nd at 3 p.m. a panel of contributors for the new book, NOC Stories will visit City Lights Bookstore. NOC Stories describes the Nantahala Outdoor Center’s first 25 years, a time of explosive growth in whitewater sports and instruction. Compiled by Payson Kennedy and edited by Greg Hlavaty, NOC Stories presents a history of the Nantahala Outdoor Center as seen through the eyes of early leaders and some of its dedicated staff. This history spans the years 1972-1997 and approaches the story of the NOC’s inception and growth in conjunction with the explosive growth of paddlesports and paddle instruction; in a very real sense, the great strides in paddle instruction and the growth of whitewater sports parallel the growth of the NOC. The contributors who will be in attendance are Payson Kennedy, John Burton, Bunny Johns, Villa Brewer, Tom Gonzalez, Florrie Funk, Maggie Parkes, and Cathy Kennedy.
Emily B. Martin will return to City Lights Bookstore on Friday, June 15th at 6:30 p.m. to present the latest installment in her Creatures of Light series. The third and final book, Creatures of Light, is a novel filled with adventure, betrayal, and a queen's lifelong struggle to love and trust herself.
Park ranger by summer, stay-at-home mom the rest of the year, Emily B. Martin is also a freelance artist and illustrator. An avid hiker and explorer, her experiences as a ranger helped inform the character of Mae and the world of Woodwalker. When not patrolling places like Yellowstone, the Great Smoky Mountains, or Philmont Scout Ranch, she lives in South Carolina with her husband, Will, and two daughters, Lucy and Amelia.
Robert Wagner will visit City Lights Bookstore to present his memoir on Saturday, June 9th at 3 p.m. In The Cardslinger, Robert offers vignettes about the hilarity, naughtiness, depravity, and revenge that ensue at an average casino.
Robert has worked at casinos from Las Vegas to Florida. He’s worked games with more than a million and a half dollars riding on them and in writing The Cardslinger, Robert’s goal is to do what he does best, which is make people laugh. To reserve copies of The Cardslinger please call City Lights Bookstore at 828-586-9499.
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