Author Appearance

Donna Everhart Reading and Book Signing

Donna Everhart will visit City Lights Bookstore on Friday, August 17th at 6:30 p.m. to present her new novel The Road to Bittersweet. Set in the Carolinas in the 1940s, a young woman reckons not just with the unforgiving landscape, but with the rocky emotional terrain that leads from innocence to wisdom as jealousy and betrayal threaten to accomplish what hardship never could--divide the family for good.


USA Today bestselling author Donna Everhart grew up in Raleigh, North Carolina, and has lived close to her hometown for most of her life. For several years she worked for high tech companies, specializing in project management and product introduction. She carries a Bachelor of Science in Business Management. She lives in Dunn, North Carolina, with her husband, and a tiny, heart-stealing Yorkshire terrier, named Mister.

The Road to Bittersweet Cover Image
$15.95
ISBN: 9781496709493
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Published: Kensington - December 26th, 2017

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$15.00
ISBN: 9781496705518
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Published: Kensington - October 25th, 2016

A Discussion on Foster Care in Appalachia

 

Deborah Gold and Wendy Welch will be visiting City Lights on Saturday, August 25th at 3 p.m. to present an event on foster care and the lives of children affected by the opioid epidemic in Appalachia.

Counting Down: A Memoir of Foster Parenting and Beyond Cover Image
$22.95
ISBN: 9780821422977
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Published: Ohio University Press - February 26th, 2018

Fall or Fly: The Strangely Hopeful Story of Foster Care and Adoption in Appalachia Cover Image
$22.95
ISBN: 9780821423028
Availability: No new copies on our shelves but maybe in used, now or arriving soon. Ask us.
Published: Ohio University Press - January 8th, 2018

Paige L. Christie’s Second Book

Paige L. Christie will return to City Lights Bookstore on Friday, September 7th at 6:30 p.m. She will present the second book in The Legacies of Arnan series, Wing Wind. Janny Wurts, author of the Wars of Light and Shadow series said, “Two fast friends, welded by choice and fate to an incompatible dynamic -- and a love that will try the depth and scope of their human destinies as never before. A powerful second book for a brand new series.”
 

The first book in The Legacies of Arnan series, Draigon Weather, is now available in paperback. In addition to being a writer, Paige is also the Executive Director of the Community Table in Sylva, NC. 

Wing Wind (Legacies of Arnan #2) Cover Image
$24.95
ISBN: 9781943419678
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Published: Prospective Press - April 17th, 2018

Draigon Weather (Legacies of Arnan #1) Cover Image
$15.95
ISBN: 9781943419999
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Published: Prospective Press - October 3rd, 2017

A Fragile Life: Accepting Our Vulnerability

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Clemson University professor, Todd May will visit City Lights Bookstore on Saturday, September 8th at 3 p.m. He will present his book, A Fragile Life: Accepting our Vulnerability. In his book, May starts with a simple but hard truth: suffering is inevitable. At the most basic level, we suffer physically--a sprained ankle or a bad back. But we also suffer insults and indifference. We suffer from overburdened schedules and unforeseen circumstances, from moral dilemmas and emotional heartaches. Even just thinking about our own mortality--the fact that we only live one life--can lead us to tremendous suffering. No wonder philosophies such as Buddhism, Taoism, Stoicism, and even Epicureanism--all of which counsel us to rise above these plights--have had appeal over the centuries. May highlights the tremendous value of these philosophies and the ways they can guide us toward better lives, but he also exposes a major drawback to their tenets: such invulnerability is too emotionally disengaged from the world, leading us to place too great a distance between ourselves and our experience. Rather than seeking absolute immunity, he argues most of us just want to hurt less and learn how to embrace and accept what suffering we do endure in a meaningful way.

Offering a guide on how to positively engage suffering, May ultimately lays out a new way of thinking about how we exist in the world, one that reassures us that our suffering, rather than a failure of physical or psychological resilience, is a powerful and essential part of life itself.

Todd May is the Class of 1941 Memorial Professor of philosophy at Clemson University.

A Fragile Life: Accepting Our Vulnerability Cover Image
$25.00
ISBN: 9780226439952
Availability: No new copies on our shelves but maybe in used, now or arriving soon. Ask us.
Published: University of Chicago Press - March 2017

J. G. Hetherton’s Debut Thriller

J.G. Hetherton J.G. Hetherton will present his debut thriller on Saturday, July 14th at 3 p.m. at City Lights Bookstore. Set in Hillsborough, NC, “Last Girl Gone is one of the most sure-footed, accomplished debut thrillers I've read in ages. Readers are going to fall hard for J. G. Hetherton. He's a terrific talent and makes the rest of us look bad. It would be a shame if something were to happen to him…,"  said New York Times bestselling author Chelsea Cain.

Last Girl Gone: A Laura Chambers Novel (Laura Chambers Mystery #1) Cover Image
$26.99
ISBN: 9781683316176
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Published: Crooked Lane Books - June 12th, 2018

Carina Heckert Presents Her New Book

Cari Heckert

Carina Heckert will present her new book on Thursday, May 31st at 6:30 p.m. at City Lights Bookstore. The HIV epidemic in Bolivia has received little attention on a global scale in light of the country’s low HIV prevalence rate. However, by profiling the largest city in this landlocked Latin American country, Carina Heckert shows how global health-funded HIV care programs at times clash with local realities, which can have catastrophic effects for people living with HIV who must rely on global health resources to survive. These ethnographic insights, as a result, can be applied to AIDS programs across the globe.

 

In Fault Lines of Care, Heckert provides a detailed examination of the effects of global health and governmental policy decisions on the everyday lives of people living with HIV in Santa Cruz. She focuses on the gendered dynamics that play a role in the development and implementation of HIV care programs and shows how decisions made from above impact what happens on the

ground.  

 

Carina Heckert grew up in Jackson County and graduated from Smoky Mountain High School in 2002 before beginning her travels and studies. She is now an assistant professor of anthropology at the University of Texas at El Paso.

To reserve copies of Fault Lines of Care please call City Lights Bookstore in Sylva, NC at 828-586-9499.

Fault Lines of Care: Gender, HIV, and Global Health in Bolivia (Medical Anthropology) Cover Image
$34.95
ISBN: 9780813586908
Availability: No new copies on our shelves but maybe in used, now or arriving soon. Ask us.
Published: Rutgers University Press - June 2018

A.J. Stewart’s Debut Novel

 

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. 

Hey, Brother Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781684016815
Availability: Out of Print: used copies probably available. Ask us.
Published: Mascot Books - June 5th, 2018

NOC Stories Panel

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.

Noc Stories: Changing Lives at the Nantahala Outdoor Center Since 1972 Cover Image
By Payson Kennedy (Compiled by), Greg Hlavaty (Editor)
$16.95
ISBN: 9781634041416
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Published: Menasha Ridge Press - May 15th, 2018

Memoirs of a Casino Dealer

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.

The Cardslinger: Memoirs of a Casino Dealer Cover Image
$15.00
ISBN: 9781976329722
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Published: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform - September 28th, 2017

Emily B. Martin Reading and Book Signing

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.

Creatures of Light: Creatures of Light, Book 3 Cover Image
$6.99
ISBN: 9780062688972
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Published: Harper Voyager - March 6th, 2018

Ashes to Fire: Creatures of Light, Book 2 Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780062473738
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Published: Harper Voyager Impulse - March 21st, 2017

Woodwalker: Creatures of Light, Book 1 Cover Image
$6.99
ISBN: 9780062473714
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Published: Harper Voyager Impulse - June 14th, 2016

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