Author Appearance

Lin Stepp Reading and Book Signing

Lin Stepp, author of the Smoky Mountain Novels will present her latest in the series on Saturday, May 21st at 3 p.m. at City Lights Bookstore.  Welcome Back finds Lydia Cunningham returning to the mountains she loves hoping to reestablish a bond with her family.  Set in western North Carolina, there are familiar locales throughout the book including City Lights Bookstore.

Welcome Back (A Smoky Mountain Novel #4) Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781617732829
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Published: Kensington - February 23rd, 2016

Makin' Miracles (A Smoky Mountain Novel #2) Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781617732782
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Published: Kensington - December 30th, 2014

Ann B. Ross Presents New Miss Julia Novel

City Lights Bookstore and The Jackson County Public Library will co-sponsor a reading with New York Times bestselling author Ann B. Ross on Saturday, April 16th at 3 p.m. The reading will take place in the Community Room of the JCPL.

Miss Julia Inherits a Mess Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780525427124
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Published: Viking - April 5th, 2016

Miss Julia Lays Down the Law: A Novel Cover Image
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Published: Penguin Books - March 29th, 2016

Miss Julia Lays Down the Law: A Novel Cover Image
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Published: Viking - April 7th, 2015

Coffee with the Poet Featuring Jonathan K. Rice

The Coffee with the Poet series continues on Thursday, April 21st at 10:30 a.m. at City Lights Bookstore. April will feature Charlotte poet visual artist, Jonathan K. Rice. He will read from his latest collection, Killing Time. He has also written a chapbook titled Shooting Pool with a Cellist and another full length collection, Ukulele and Other Poems.

 

The Coffee with the Poet series is cosponsored by the NetWest program of the North Carolina Writers Network and gathers the third Thursday of each month. For more information about Coffee with the Poet or to reserve copies of Killing Time, please call City Lights Bookstore at 828-586-9499.

 

James Kautz To Present His Novel

Franklin author, James Kautz will read from his inspirational novel on Saturday, May 28th at 3 p.m. In Digger, a respected biblical archaeologist and professor, Paul Gartin has a dream -- to prove the existence of the elusive Old Testament kingdom of David with scientific, objective facts.


Educated in theology, James Kautz did archaeological fieldwork in Palestine’s West Bank, Jordan, and Israel for nine summers. He taught biblical studies and church history for three colleges.

Digger Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781517661267
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Published: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform - November 17th, 2015

Nelda Holder Examines the Michael Brown Jr. Case

Nelda Holder will visit City Lights Bookstore on Saturday, March 19th at 3 p.m. to present her book, The Thirteenth Juror. The book is an investigative report on the grand jury transcripts released to the public in the case of the Michael Brown homicide in Ferguson, MO.

 

Nelda Holder is a freelance writer and editor in Asheville, NC. She has worked in the past as a feature writer and columnist for The Tampa Times, and writer and associate editor for Asheville's Mountain Xpress. She is a political columnist for Asheville's multicultural newspaper, The Urban News, and she created and manages the political/cultural website Politically Purple NC

 
The Thirteenth Juror: Investigating the Grand Jury Transcripts Cover Image
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Published: Authorhouse - November 13th, 2015

David Joy Reading at Innovation Brewing

City Lights Bookstore and Innovation Brewing are teaming up to help David Joy celebrate the one year anniversary of the release of Where All Light Tends to Go.

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Where All Light Tends to Go Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780425279793
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Published: G.P. Putnam's Sons - February 2nd, 2016

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Where All Light Tends to Go Cover Image
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Published: G.P. Putnam's Sons - March 3rd, 2015

Growing Gills: A Fly Fisherman's Journey Cover Image
By David Joy, Michael Polomik (Illustrator)
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ISBN: 9780914875604
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Published: Bright Mountain Books - August 2011

2016 Spring Literary Festival

Jerry Lee Lewis: His Own Story Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780062078223
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Published: Harper - October 28th, 2014

Jerry Lee Lewis: His Own Story Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780062078247
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Published: Harper Paperbacks - September 15th, 2015

Saving Grace Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780345403339
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Published: Ballantine Books - April 23rd, 1996

If I Could Fly: With Characters from
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ISBN: 9780374335175
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Published: Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR) - May 24th, 2011

Ava's Man Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780375724442
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Published: Vintage - August 13th, 2002

Roll Deep: Poems Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780393246896
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - August 3rd, 2015

The Latin Deli: Telling the Lives of Barrio Women Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780393313130
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - May 17th, 1995

Hoops Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780393330373
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - September 17th, 2007

Holding Company Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780393341126
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - February 6th, 2012

Fair and Tender Ladies Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780425230459
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Published: Berkley - July 5th, 2011

The Devil's Dream Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780425239711
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Published: Berkley - March 2011

Black Mountain Breakdown Cover Image
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Published: Berkley - March 6th, 2012

Oral History Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780425245460
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Published: Berkley - December 6th, 2011

Saving Grace Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780425267288
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Published: Berkley - December 3rd, 2013

Family Linen Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780425270271
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Published: Berkley - February 4th, 2014

Me and My Baby View the Eclipse Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780425271865
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Published: Berkley Books - December 2nd, 2014

All Over but the Shoutin' Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780679774020
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Published: Vintage - September 8th, 1998

Sufficient Grace Cover Image
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Published: Free Press - March 2007

The Meaning of Consuelo: A Novel (Bluestreak #22) Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780807083871
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Published: Beacon Press - March 30th, 2004

What Travels with Us: Poems Cover Image
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Published: Louisiana State University Press - November 2005

Galaxie Wagon: Poems Cover Image
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Published: LSU Press - February 22nd, 2016

Corpus Christi: Stories Cover Image
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Published: Random House Trade Paperbacks - June 14th, 2005

Remember Me Like This: A Novel Cover Image
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Published: Random House Trade Paperbacks - February 3rd, 2015

Naming the World: And Other Exercises for the Creative Writer Cover Image
By Bret Anthony Johnston (Editor)
$16.00
ISBN: 9780812975482
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Published: Random House Trade Paperbacks - January 8th, 2008

Driving with the Dead: Poems (Kentucky Voices) Cover Image
By Jane Hicks, George Ella Lyon (Foreword by)
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ISBN: 9780813145556
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Published: University Press of Kentucky - July 21st, 2014

The Most They Ever Had Cover Image
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Published: University Alabama Press - March 28th, 2011

The Line of the Sun Cover Image
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Published: University of Georgia Press - April 1991

Woman in Front of the Sun: On Becoming a Writer Cover Image
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Published: University of Georgia Press - September 29th, 2000

Leaving Saturn: Poems (Cave Canem Poetry Prize) Cover Image
By Major Jackson, Al Young (Foreword by)
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ISBN: 9780820323428
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Published: University of Georgia Press - February 8th, 2002

A Love Story Beginning in Spanish Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780820327426
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Published: University of Georgia Press - April 25th, 2005

The Latin Deli: Prose and Poetry Cover Image
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Published: University of Georgia Press - June 2010

The Cruel Country Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780820347639
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Published: University of Georgia Press - March 2015

Trampoline: An Illustrated Novel Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780821421529
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Published: Ohio University Press - March 15th, 2015

My Southern Journey: True Stories from the Heart of the South Cover Image
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Published: Southern Living - September 15th, 2015

The Prince of Frogtown Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781400032686
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Published: Vintage - April 7th, 2009

The Prince of Frogtown Cover Image
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Published: Knopf - May 6th, 2008

Silent Dancing: A Partial Remembrance of a Puerto Rican Childhood Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781558850156
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Published: Arte Publico Press - December 12th, 2006

Terms of Survival Cover Image
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Published: Prentice Hall - December 1989

The Year of Our Revolution Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781558852242
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Published: Arte Publico Press - January 1998

Riding Low on the Streets of Gold: Latino Literature for Young Adults (Pinata Books for Young Adults) Cover Image
By Judith Ortiz Cofer (Editor)
$14.95
ISBN: 9781558853805
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Published: Arte Publico Press - October 2003

A Bailar!/Let's Dance Cover Image
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Published: Pinata Books - October 2011

The Poet Upstairs Cover Image
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Published: Pinata Books - November 30th, 2012

Animal Jamboree / La Fiesta de Los Animales: Latino Folktales / Leyendas Latinas Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781558857438
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Published: Pinata Books - July 2012

La Poeta del Piso de Arriba Cover Image
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Published: Pinata Books - June 2014

On Agate Hill: A Novel Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781565125773
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Published: A Shannon Ravenel Book - August 28th, 2007

The Most They Ever Had Cover Image
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Published: MacAdam/Cage Publishing - November 2009

Crimes Against Birds Cover Image
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Published: Main Street Rag - December 31st, 2015

Guests on Earth: A Novel Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781616202538
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Published: A Shannon Ravenel Book - October 15th, 2013

Guests on Earth: A Novel Cover Image
$14.95
ISBN: 9781616203801
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Published: A Shannon Ravenel Book - May 13th, 2014

Dimestore: A Writer's Life Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781616205027
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Published: Algonquin Books - March 22nd, 2016

Difficult Fruit Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781845232276
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Published: Peepal Tree Press Ltd. - February 2014

Poems from Snow Hill Road (New Native Press Stewardship) Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781883197230
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Published: New Native Press - September 2007

Blood & Bone Remember: Poems from Appalachia Cover Image
By Jane Hicks, Silas House (Introduction by)
$10.00
ISBN: 9781931672313
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Published: Jesse Stuart Foundation - January 2005

Degrees of Elevation: Short Stories of Contemporary Appalachia Cover Image
By Charles Dodd White (Editor), Page Seay (Editor), Silas House (Contribution by)
$18.00
ISBN: 9781933964393
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Published: Bottom Dog Press - November 14th, 2010

Appalachia Now: Short Stories of Contemporary Appalachia Cover Image
By Charles Dodd White (Editor), Larry Smith (Editor), Chris Offutt (Contribution by)
$24.00
ISBN: 9781933964850
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Published: Bottom Dog Press - June 7th, 2015

Kim Michele Richardson Presents Her New Novel

Kim Michele Richardson

Kim Michele Richardson will return to City Lights Bookstore on Saturday, April 23rd at 6 p.m. She will read from and sign her new novel, GodPretty in the Tobacco Field. This novel is the story of a young girl living in rural eastern Kentucky in the ‘60s. Subjected to grueling labor by her God-fearing uncle, she strives to find a ray of hope in her poverty-stricken town through her own tobacco patch, a forbidden first love, and her home-made paper fortunetellers. A Coal Miner's Daughter meets Winter’s Bone in a tale of tender love and loss which examines the power of the land, crushing poverty, oppression of Appalachian women then, and that which is relevant now. David Joy, author of Where All Light Tends to Go, said, “A voice rich and authentic, steeped in the somber beauty that defines life in the South. Richardson knows this place well, and GodPretty in the Tobacco Field sings of that honesty.”

 

Kim Michele Richardson resides in the rolling hills of Kentucky where she is a volunteer for Habitat for Humanity and an advocate for the prevention of child abuse and domestic violence. Liar’s Bench was her first novel. She is also the author of the bestselling memoir The Unbreakable Child. She is a contributor to the Huffington Post

 
GodPretty in the Tobacco Field Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781617737350
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Published: Kensington - April 26th, 2016

Liar's Bench Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781617737336
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Published: Kensington - April 28th, 2015

Katy Simpson Smith Book Signing

Katy Simpson Smith will visit City Lights Bookstore on Saturday, February 27th at 6:30 p.m. She will present her new novel Free Men. Set in the late-eighteenth-century American South, this novel follows a singular group of companions--an escaped slave, a white orphan, and a Creek Indian--who are being tracked down for murder. Publishers Weekly said, “Evokes the complexity of a fledgling America in precise, poetic language. . . . Rich with insights about history and the human heart.”  She is also the author of the critically acclaimed The Story of Land and Sea which is set on the coast of North Carolina during the Revolutionary War.

Free Men: A Novel Cover Image
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Published: Harper - February 16th, 2016

The Story of Land and Sea: A Novel Cover Image
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Published: Harper Perennial - July 21st, 2015

Jimmy Guignard Examines Rural Landscape Transformation

Professor and cyclist, Jimmy Guignard will present his book, Pedaling the Sacrifice Zone at City Lights Bookstore on Saturday, November 21st (2015) at 6:30 p.m. Living on 7 acres above the Marcellus Shale – an active gas play in Pennsylvania, Jimmy Guignard has witnessed the gradual transformation of the rural landscape his family calls home into an industrial sacrifice zone. In his new book Pedaling the Sacrifice Zone: Teaching, Writing, and Living above the Marcellus Shale, the English professor and experienced cyclist grapples with the meaning of place and the power of words. From the vantage point of a cyclist, Guignard tracks the takeover, pedaling thousands of miles through Tioga and surrounding counties, where he encounters increased truck traffic, crosses pipeline construction on trails and passes a growing number of flaring gas wells.  Juggling his roles as disinterested professor, anxious father and citizen and reluctant activist, Guignard reveals how the rhetoric of industry, politicians and locals reshaped his understanding of teaching and his faith in the force of language.

Pedaling the Sacrifice Zone: Teaching, Writing, and Living above the Marcellus Shale (The Seventh Generation: Survival, Sustainability, Sustenance in a New Nature) Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781623493516
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Published: Texas A&M University Press - September 24th, 2015

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