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Avram Friedman Presents His First Novel

Avram Friedman

Avram Friedman will read from his first published novel The Silver Maple Conspiracy on Saturday, March 7th at 3:00 p.m. at City Lights Bookstore.  The Silver Maple Conspiracy describes an in-depth journey of a man born in the mid-twentieth century, living in the deep Smoky Mountains of North Carolina and his mysterious relationship with nature.  It is a story of the physical changes witnessed during the time-span between the streets of New York City during the Vietnam War, the Woodstock Music and Arts Festival and the first Earth Day, the back-to-the-land movement in the Pacific Northwest, and lastly to the Great Smoky Mountains of western North Carolina.  Friedman has been the Executive Director of The Canary Coalition since 2000 and is well-known and respected in his field as a powerful, crystal clear and cogent journalist, documentarian and speaker on issues revolving around the environment, social, political and economic justice.  Following the reading, Friedman will be signing and copies of his novel will be available for purchase.  To reserve copies of The Silver Maple Conspiracy please call City Lights Bookstore at 828-586-9499.

 

 

The Silver Maple Conspiracy Cover Image
$7.99
ISBN: 9781506132167
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Published: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform - January 11th, 2015

Betsy Keller Complementary Medicine Presentation

 

The Energies of Love: Using Energy Medicine to Keep Your Relationship Thriving Cover Image
$27.95
ISBN: 9781585429493
Availability: We can probably get this title but the price is subject to change.
Published: Tarcherperigee - September 4th, 2014

Energy Medicine for Women: Aligning Your Body's Energies to Boost Your Health and Vitality Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781585426478
Availability: Backordered at our warehouse
Published: TarcherPerigee - August 21st, 2008

The Little Book of Energy Medicine: The Essential Guide to Balancing Your Body's Energies Cover Image
$14.95
ISBN: 9781585429318
Availability: No new copies on our shelves but maybe in used, now or arriving soon. Ask us.
Published: TarcherPerigee - December 27th, 2012

The Promise of Energy Psychology: Revolutionary Tools for Dramatic Personal Change Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9781585424429
Availability: No new copies on our shelves but maybe in used, now or arriving soon. Ask us.
Published: TarcherPerigee - November 3rd, 2005

Nevada McPherson Presents Graphic Novels

Nevada McPherson will read from her two graphic novels, Uptowners and Piano Lessons on Friday, March 27th at 6:30 p.m. at City Lights Bookstore.  McPherson has written over a dozen feature-length screenplays, one short screenplay that she made into a short film, and two graphic novels:  Uptowners, a dark comedy set in contemporary New Orleans, and Piano Lessons, a gay teen romance set in the 1950’s rural south.  McPherson has received a Bachelor’s of Arts degree in English-Creative Writing and a Master’s of Fine Arts degree in Screenwriting from Louisiana State University-Baton Rouge. Following the reading, McPherson will be signing and copies of her graphic novels will be available for purchase.  To reserve copies of Uptowners and Piano Lessons please call City Lights Bookstore at 828-586-9499.

 

Carolina McMullen Reading & Signing

Carolina McMullen will read from her new novel Vicenta de Paul on Saturday, March 14th at 3:00 p.m. at City Lights Bookstore. As the first novel of her Not Here to Stay series, Vicenta de Paul tells of a baby who is abandoned by her young mother at an orphanage in Rota, Spain in 1914.  She is later adopted by a wealthy couple and raised in the peaceful coastal area of Rota, away from the busy city. Everything seems fine until her mother begins to suffer from depression. Vicenta pulls through the tough time with her caring nanny and friend, ABC.  Romance eventually finds Vicenta, but with more struggles. Her faith, friends, and sense of humor carry her through life, with thoughts of her birth mother. Nan Harper, Mayor of Gulf Breeze, Florida said, “For days after finishing “Vicenta” the characters followed me about. -Can’t wait to read the next…”  Following the reading, McMullen will be signing and copies of her book will be available for purchase. Carolina McMullen is from Rota, Spain but now resides in Charleston, South Carolina with her husband and four Chihuahuas.

Vicenta de Paul Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9780692211625
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Three Bird Press - May 3rd, 2014

Liza Wieland Reading & Signing

Liza Wieland will read from her novel Land of Enchantment on Saturday, March 28th at 3:00 p.m. at City Lights Bookstore.  Land of Enchantment weaves the lives of three extraordinary women artists, beginning with a half-Navajo woman in the 1980s New Mexico, an assistant for the aging Georgia O’Keefe, and concluding in a stunning connection to the events of September 11.  Wieland is the author of three novels, three collections of short fiction, and a volume of poems.  Her work has been awarded two Pushcart Prizes, a National Endowment for the Arts grant, and the Michigan Literary Fiction Award. She Teaches at East Carolina University and lives near Oriental, NC, with her husband and daughter.  Following the reading, Wieland will be signing and copies of her novel will be available for purchase.

Land of Enchantment Cover Image
$24.95
ISBN: 9780815610465
Availability: No new copies on our shelves but maybe in used, now or arriving soon. Ask us.
Published: Syracuse University Press - March 5th, 2015

Jamie Kornegay Presents His Debut Novel

Mississippi author, Jamie Kornegay will visit City Lights Bookstore on Sunday, March 29th at 1 p.m. to present his debut novel. Soil, a  City Lights staff pick, is a look at Jay Mize’s descent into madness. “An environmental scientist, Jay believes he can revolutionize sustainable farming. What starts out as a dedicated but light-hearted obsession with composting leads him to moving his wife and son to a rural riverside farmstead in the Mississippi delta. It is not long though before it all begins to unravel for Jay. Soil is a great read, set at a furious pace that does not end until the final page. Forget the great plot and pace, Kornegay’s writing style makes this book hard to put down,” says City Lights staffer, Eon Alden.

Jamie Kornegay lives in the Mississippi Delta, where he moved in 2006 to establish an independent bookstore, Turnrow Book Co. Before that he was a bookseller, events coordinator, and radio show producer at the famous Square Books in Oxford, MS. He studied creative fiction under Barry Hannah at the University of Mississippi.

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Soil: A Novel Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781476750811
Availability: Out of Stock Indefinitely: used copies probably available. Ask us.
Published: Simon & Schuster - March 10th, 2015

Jacar Press Anthology Poetry Reading

What Matters Anthology Jacar Press

Today at 3 p.m. 

Join us for a reading from, What Matters, an anthology of poems on Saturday, February 22nd at 3 p.m. at City Lights Bookstore.  This anthology features former North Carolina poet laureate Kathryn Byer, Pulitzer Prize winner Claudia Emerson, MacArthur Foundation Genius grantee Thylias Moss, National Book Award finalist Alan Shapiro, Yale Series of Younger Poets award Fady Joudah, and 90+ other writers. This book focuses on questions, answers, meditations,and explorations on the why and how of living. Kathryn Byer, Richard Krawiec and  Pat Riviere Seel will be on hand to read from the anthology. Attendees are welcome to share in poetry, essay or discussion what matters to them. City Lights Bookstore and Jacar Press will donate a portion of sales to The Community Table of Jackson County to honor something that matters to us. To reserve a copy of the book please call City Lights Bookstore at 828-586-9499.

 

Louise Runyon Poetry Reading

                                   Louise Runyon  The Clearing
 

Poet, Louise Runyon will read from her new collection on Friday, February 27th at 6:30 p.m. at City Lights Bookstore. The Clearing explores the concept of “clearing” in the personal, geographical, spiritual, individual and communal aspects of our lives. Poet and playwright, Alice Lovelace says this of Runyon’s book, "Runyon has written poems and stories that resonate with home, loss, hope, love, and leaving. Her words are the language of geometry, dreams, memory, and the land.” To reserve copies of The Clearing please call City Lights Bookstore at 828-586-9499.

Thomas Rain Crowe Book Signing

                  Thomas Rain Crowe  Beatitude
Tuckasegee author and publisher, Thomas Rain Crowe will have a book signing and reading at City Lights Bookstore on Saturday, February 21st at 3 p.m. He will present, Beatitude Magazine and the 1970s San Francisco Renaissance. Published by New Native Press, the book is a photographic history of the beat-inspired San Francisco literary movement of the early 1970s through the early 1980s. Artists and writers came from all over the country and the world to add their voices to a growing community where Rain Crowe had a front row seat. He also served as an editor for Beatitude Press. Rain Crowe is the author of numerous books, including Zoro’s Field: My Life in the Appalachian Woods. To reserve copies of his books please call City Lights Bookstore at 828-586-9499.
Zoro's Field: My Life in the Appalachian Woods Cover Image
$20.95
ISBN: 9780820328621
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: University of Georgia Press - September 1st, 2006

A House of Girls Cover Image
$15.00
ISBN: 9781893239685
Availability: We can probably get this title but the price is subject to change.
Published: Wind Publications - August 1st, 2007

The End of Eden: Writings of an Environmental Activist Cover Image
By Thomas Rain Crowe, Robert Johnson (Illustrator)
$16.99
ISBN: 9781893239807
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Wind Publications - October 1st, 2008

Tangible Evidence of Jesus

                                  Mary Joyce  Tangible Evidence of Jesus
Sylva author, Mary Joyce will present her book Tangible Evidence of Jesus on Sunday, December 7th at 2 p.m. at City Lights Bookstore. Tangible Evidence of Jesus was written after the Joyce plodded through much archaeological evidence and academic research. It is intended to be a bridge between scholarly researchers and most of the rest of us. It also was written for those who would like proof of Jesus beyond what is written in Christian Bibles. The writing style deliberately is condensed and to the point with plenty of photos, art and graphics to make it easy for anyone to learn fascinating information about Jesus that generally is not known. Mary Joyce is also the author of The Cherokee Little People Are Real. To reserve copies of her books please call City Lights Bookstore at 828-586-9499.

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