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Beneath the Chatter, the Wise Self Awaits

Preview by Kathleen Colburn A Contemplative Photography Companion for the Journey Home, written by Tina FireWolf. “Invite yourself into the room… into the conversation, into the moment – into your life fully alive.” Like many people, I am challenged every day by the speed and busyness of my life. Being typically caught up in my …

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The Face of War, a Soldier’s Lament

Reviewed by Patrice Tappe What is the meaning of war? Anthony Guidone searches for answers in his book, The Face of War, A Soldier’s Lament. War has impacted the way Guidone defines it. He uses the art of photography juxtaposed, literally, under his own musings, his own poetry and a few quotes by famous people …

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the canoe

The Canoe by Michelle Baker

preview by Kathleen Colburn 1912. Two people. One ocean. Ten days. Michelle Baker has created a beautiful book that has caused me to consider these two simultaneous stories well after finishing the book. Her own personal story has sparked my curiosity about the creative writing process as well. Baker started the project as a creative …

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Station Eleven

Book Reviews – November 2014

reviews by Marcianne Miller – Station Eleven: A Novel I was reading this post-apocalyptic novel, Station Eleven, during the recent Ebola crisis, when some were wondering—what would happen if the virus went pandemic? Such a thing happens in this dazzling, fantastical, scary, haunting tale by a young Canadian writer, Emily St. John Mandel. The story …

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Readings & Booksignings

Monday, December 1 at 7 p.m. BRIDGING DIFFERENCES Book Club discusses Little Failure: A Memoir by Gary Shteyngart

Tuesday, December 2 at 7 p.m. CURRENT EVENTS Book Club

Tuesday, December 2 at 7 p.m. WILD Book Club discusses The Wilds by Julia Elliott

Wednesday, December 3 at 1 p.m. AUTISM Book Club discusses Life, Animated: A Story of Sidekicks, Heroes, and Autism by Ron Suskind

Wednesday, December 3 at 7 p.m. MALAPROP’S Book Club discusses Travels with Epicurus: A Journey to a Greek Island in Search of a Fulfilled Life by Daniel Klein

Sunday, December 7 at 3 p.m. Poetrio

Monday, December 8 at 7 p.m. MYSTERY Book Club discusses The Other Typist by Suzanne Rindell

Tuesday, December 9 at 7 p.m. JAYE ROBIN BROWN presents No Place to Fall.

Wednesday, December 10 at 7 p.m. RICK BRAGG presents Jerry Lee Lewis: His Own Story.

Tuesday, December 16 at 7 p.m. COMIX CLUB. Join bookseller Lauren for a discussion of Invisibles Vol 1: Say You Want a Revolution, part of the cult classic series by Grant Morrison. The club meets the third Tuesday at 7 p.m. Members get 10% off the monthly picks. Come on down and talk nerdy to us!

Watch Podcasts – Visit for readings by Maureen Corrigan, Tom Robbins, Patti Callahan Henry, and others. You can also find Malaprop’s on iTunes and Podbay!

Malaprops Bookstore/Cafe
55 Haywood St., Asheville, NC
(828) 254-6734

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