Terry Roberts Returns with a New Novel

Terry Roberts will visit City Lights Bookstore on Saturday, August 20th at 3 p.m. He will present his latest novel, The Sky Club.  In it, Jo Salter, a mathematical prodigy from the mountains of North Carolina, remakes herself from a bank teller to a nightclub owner and bootlegger when the Great Depression upturns her life. Robert Morgan, author of Gap Creek and Boone said, “The Sky Club portrays diverse, unexpected facets of the Appalachian region in the years of the Great Depression. It is a novel of climbing--social, financial, emotional, romantic--to a mountaintop, to The Sky Club, to risk and wealth, to danger, and, ultimately, to enduring love."

Terry Roberts' direct ancestors have lived in the mountains of Western North Carolina since the time of the Revolutionary War. Many of them farmed in the Big Pine section of Madison County, a place that to this day is much as it's portrayed in The Sky Club. Roberts' debut novel, A Short Time to Stay Here, won the Willie Morris Award for Southern Fiction, and his second novel, That Bright Land, won the Thomas Wolfe Memorial Literary Award as well as the James Still Award for Writing about the Appalachian South. Both novels won the annual Sir Walter Raleigh Award for Fiction, given to the author of the best novel written by a North Carolinian. His third novel, The Holy Ghost Speakeasy and Revival, was published by Turner in 2018. My Mistress' Eyes Are Raven Black, a literary thriller set on Ellis Island, was published by Turner in 2021.

Born and raised near Weaverville, North Carolina, Roberts is the Director of the National Paideia Center and lives in Asheville, North Carolina with his wife, Lynn.

Event date: 
Saturday, August 20, 2022 - 3:00pm
Event address: 
3 East Jackson Street
City Lights Bookstore
Sylva, NC 28779
The Sky Club By Terry Roberts Cover Image
$19.99
ISBN: 9781684428526
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Keylight Books - July 19th, 2022

My Mistress' Eyes Are Raven Black By Terry Roberts Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781684426942
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Turner - July 27th, 2021

The Holy Ghost Speakeasy and Revival By Terry Roberts Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781684421633
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Turner - August 21st, 2018

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