Mary Joyce’s Book on Bigfoot

Mary Joyce will visit City Lights Bookstore on Tuesday, October 22nd at 6:30 p.m. She will present her latest book Bigfoot: Beyond the Footprints.  Joyce said of her book, “There is so much more to know about the Bigfoot than their footprints.  They have families. They have made friends with some humans. They have helped and even rescued people in trouble. They have preferences, language, and unique biology. This book presents all this and more as reported by eyewitnesses and research scientists.”

Bigfoot: Beyond the Footprints Cover Image
ISBN: 9780991181537
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Mary A. Joyce - October 1st, 2019

Cherokee Little People Were Real Cover Image
ISBN: 9780991181513
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Mary A. Joyce - April 4th, 2013

Underground Military Bases Hidden in North Carolina Mountains Cover Image
ISBN: 9780991181520
Availability: We can probably get this title but the price is subject to change.
Published: Mary A. Joyce - June 23rd, 2015

Mark Barr Book Signing and Reading

Mark Barr will visit City Lights Bookstore on Saturday, October 26th at 3 p.m.  He will present his new novel, Watershed, the second title in the Cold Mountain Fund Book Series which is a collaboration between Hub City Press and National Book Award-winning author Charles Frazier. 

Amidst construction of a federal dam in rural Tennessee, Nathan, an engineer hiding from his past, meets Claire, a small-town housewife struggling to find her footing in the newly-electrified, job-hungry, post-Depression South.

As Nathan wrestles with the burdens of a secret guilt and tangled love, Claire struggles to balance motherhood and a newfound freedom that awakens ambitions and a sexuality she hadn’t known she possessed. The arrival of electricity in the rural community, where prostitution and dog-fighting are commonplace, thrusts together modern and backcountry values. In an evocative feat of storytelling in the vein of Kent Haruf’s Plainsong and Ron Rash’s Serena, Watershed delivers a gripping story of characters whose ambitions and yearnings threaten to overflow the banks of their time and place. 

Watershed Cover Image
ISBN: 9781938235597
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Hub City Press - October 8th, 2019

Dan Pierce’s New History of NC Moonshine

UNCA professor, Dan Pierce will visit City Lights Bookstore on Friday, November 1st at 6:30 p.m. He will present his new book, Tar Heel Lightnin': How Secret Stills and Fast Cars Made North Carolina the Moonshine Capital of the World.  Wiley Cash, the author of The Last Ballad, said of the book, “Tar Heel Lightnin' is by turns illuminating and hilarious. Daniel Pierce is the rare academic who distills history to its most essential elements, ensuring that his readers will come away enlightened and entertained. For North Carolinians, the region we call home may influence our preferences in cuisine and sports teams, but there is no doubt that moonshine is as essential to our culture as pork and basketball. As usual, Pierce holds a mirror up to the South, allowing us to see ourselves, our culture, and our history through the clarity of his prose.”



Tar Heel Lightnin': How Secret Stills and Fast Cars Made North Carolina the Moonshine Capital of the World Cover Image
ISBN: 9781469653556
Availability: No new copies on our shelves but maybe in used, now or arriving soon. Ask us.
Published: University of North Carolina Press - October 21st, 2019

Corn from a Jar: Moonshining in the Great Smoky Mountains Cover Image
By Daniel S. Pierce, Steve Kemp (Editor), Kent Cave (Editor)
ISBN: 9780937207758
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Great Smoky Mountains Association - April 19th, 2013

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