Author Appearance

Andrew Lawler’s Book on The Lost Colony

Andrew Lawler will visit City Lights Bookstore on Wednesday, July 25th at 6:30 p.m. He will present his book, The Secret Token: Myth, Obsession, and the Search for the Lost Colony of Roanoke. Nathaniel Philbrick, the author of Mayflower, said  "A fascinating account of one of our country's great historical mysteries. Fast-paced and wonderfully written, with plenty of surprising turns along the way, The Secret Token is a delight."


Andrew Lawler is the author of the highly acclaimed Why Did the Chicken Cross the World?. He is a contributing writer for Science, a contributing editor for Archaeology Magazine, and has written for The New York Times, The Washington Post, National Geographic, Smithsonian, and Slate.

The Secret Token: Myth, Obsession, and the Search for the Lost Colony of Roanoke Cover Image
$29.95
ISBN: 9780385542012
Availability: No new copies on our shelves but maybe in used, now or arriving soon. Ask us.
Published: Doubleday - June 5th, 2018

David Joy Book Launch

City Lights Bookstore and the Jackson County Public Library will co-host the launch of David Joy’s third novel on Tuesday, August 14th at 6:30 p.m. in the Community Room of the Jackson County Public Library. The Line That Held Us is a story of friendship and family, a tale balanced between destruction and redemption, where the only hope is to hold on tight, clenching to those you love. What will you do for the people who mean the most, and what will you grasp when all that you have is gone?

David Joy is the author of The Weight of This World and Where All Light Tends to Go, an Edgar finalist for Best First Novel. His stories and creative nonfiction have appeared in a number of publications, and he is the author of the memoir Growing Gills: A Fly Fisherman's Journey.

Preorder your autographed copy of The Line That Held Us today.  Use the notes field at checkout to tell us if you'd like a personalized inscription.

The Line That Held Us Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9780399574221
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: G.P. Putnam's Sons - August 14th, 2018

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$16.00
ISBN: 9780399574245
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: G.P. Putnam's Sons - June 5th, 2018

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Where All Light Tends to Go Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780425279793
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: G.P. Putnam's Sons - February 2nd, 2016

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By David Joy, Michael Polomik (Illustrator)
$16.00
ISBN: 9780914875604
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Bright Mountain Books - August 2011

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
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
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
Availability: No new copies on our shelves but maybe in used, now or arriving soon. Ask us.
Published: Ohio University Press - February 26th, 2018

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$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. 

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$24.95
ISBN: 9781943419678
Availability: We can probably get this title but the price is subject to change.
Published: Prospective Press - April 17th, 2018

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$23.93
ISBN: 9781943419999
Availability: We can probably get this title but the price is subject to change.
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.

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$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
Availability: We can probably get this title but the price is subject to change.
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. 

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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
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Menasha Ridge Press - May 15th, 2018

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