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

Jerry Lee Lewis: His Own Story Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780062078247
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Published: Harper Paperbacks - September 15th, 2015

Saving Grace Cover Image
$13.95
ISBN: 9780345403339
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Published: Ballantine Books - April 23rd, 1996

If I Could Fly: With Characters from
$25.99
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
$30.99
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: Poems Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780393330373
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - September 17th, 2007

Holding Company: Poems 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 1st, 2011

Black Mountain Breakdown Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780425243381
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Published: Berkley - March 6th, 2012

Oral History Cover Image
$15.00
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
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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ISBN: 9780743284486
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Published: Atria Books - March 1st, 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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ISBN: 9780807129890
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Published: LSU Press - November 1st, 2005

Galaxie Wagon: Poems Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780807162811
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Published: LSU Press - February 22nd, 2016

Corpus Christi: Stories Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780812971873
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Published: Random House Trade Paperbacks - June 14th, 2005

Remember Me Like This: A Novel Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780812971880
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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)
$17.00
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 - August 19th, 2014

The Most They Ever Had Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780817356835
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Published: University Alabama Press - April 7th, 2011

The Line of the Sun Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780820313351
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Published: University of Georgia Press - April 1st, 1991

Woman in Front of the Sun: On Becoming a Writer Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780820322421
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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 1st, 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 Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780820336213
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Published: University of Georgia Press - June 1st, 2010

The Cruel Country Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780820347639
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Published: University of Georgia Press - March 1st, 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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ISBN: 9780848746391
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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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ISBN: 9781400040407
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Published: Knopf - May 6th, 2008

Silent Dancing: A Partial Remembrance of a Puerto Rican Childhood Cover Image
$12.95
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 1st, 1989

The Year of Our Revolution Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781558852242
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Published: Arte Publico Press - January 1st, 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)
$17.19
ISBN: 9781558853805
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Published: Arte Publico Press - October 1st, 2003

A Bailar!/Let's Dance Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781558856981
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Published: Pinata Books - October 1st, 2011

The Poet Upstairs Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781558857049
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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
Published: Pinata Books - July 1st, 2012

La Poeta del Piso de Arriba Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781558857889
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Published: Pinata Books - June 1st, 2014

On Agate Hill: A Novel Cover Image
$16.04
ISBN: 9781565125773
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Published: A Shannon Ravenel Book - August 28th, 2007

The Most They Ever Had Cover Image
$23.00
ISBN: 9781596923614
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Published: MacAdam/Cage Publishing - November 1st, 2009

Crimes Against Birds Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781599484990
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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
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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 1st, 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 1st, 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 1st, 2005

Degrees of Elevation: Short Stories of Contemporary Appalachia Cover Image
By Charles Dodd White (Editor), Page Seay (Editor), Silas House (Contribution by)
$21.60
ISBN: 9781933964393
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Published: Bottom Dog Press - November 14th, 2010

Appalachia Now: Short Stories of Contemporary Appalachia (Appalachian Fiction) Cover Image
By Charles Dodd White (Editor), Larry Smith (Editor), Chris Offutt (Contribution by)
$18.00
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
$31.04
ISBN: 9780062407597
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Published: Harper - February 16th, 2016

The Story of Land and Sea: A Novel Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780062335951
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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
$28.69
ISBN: 9781623493516
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Published: Texas A&M University Press - September 24th, 2015

Coffee with the Poet Featuring Holly Dunlap

The Coffee with the Poet series continues on Thursday, November 19th at 10:30 a.m. at City Lights Bookstore. The November gathering will feature poet Holly Dunlap as she presents her first book, Feet to Water. She lives in the half-river, half-city of Florence, Alabama. She has a master’s degree in Creative Writing from the University of Colorado, Boulder, and a bachelor’s degree in English from Auburn University. Her poems have been published in journals including The Denver Syntax, BlazeVox in New York, and Illuminations at the College of Charleston, South Carolina.


The Coffee with the Poet series is cosponsored by the NetWest chapter of the North Carolina Writers Network and gathers on the third Thursday of each month at 10:30 a.m. For more information about Coffee with the Poet please call City Lights Bookstore at 828-586-9499.

Sallie Bissell Returns with a New Mary Crow Novel

Sallie Bissell will return to City Lights Bookstore to present her new Mary Crow novel on Friday, September 18th at 7:00 p.m. In A Judgement of Whispers, whispers abound at the ancient Spanish Oak. To those who know how to listen, it tells secrets of vanquished conquistadors, Cherokee witches, and the long-unsolved murder of Teresa Ewing. Whispers also thrive in the town of Hartsville--rumors that Teresa's killer still walks free.

While running for District Attorney, Mary Crow finds the whispers starting to swirl around her. Did one of her friends cover up that twenty-year-old murder? Does her campaign have blood on its hands? As new evidence is discovered, Mary realizes that the only way to save her reputation is to find the true killer and silence the vicious gossip that has trapped so many people in a web of rumors and lies.

A Judgment of Whispers: A Novel of Suspense (Mary Crow Novel #7) Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780738743615
Published: Midnight Ink - September 8th, 2015

Deadliest of Sins (Mary Crow Novels #6) Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780738736228
Published: Midnight Ink - April 8th, 2014

Music of Ghosts (Mary Crow Novels) Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780738735849
Published: Midnight Ink - April 8th, 2013

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