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Book Reviews – July 2014

Discover the History of Asheville’s Albemarle Park by Erin Owens New to Arcadia Publishing’s popular Images of America series is Asheville’s Albemarle Park. The book, written by local authors Stacy A. Merten and Robert O. Sauer, contains 200 vintage images and text that capture the community’s history. Albemarle Park was envisioned as a picturesque mountainside …

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Book Reviews – June 2014

Two Novelists: Elizabeth Gilbert & Jeannette Walls Malaprop’s bookstore will present two ticketed events this month. Catch Jeannette Walls for a discussion and signing of The Silver Star on June 6, and Elizabeth Gilbert for a discussion and signing of The Signature of All Things on June 27. Jeannette Walls: The Silver Star Jeannette Walls …

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Book Reviews – May 2014

Love & War Twenty Years, Three Presidents, Two Daughters and One Louisiana Home review by Marcianne Miller After more than a quarter century of living together, my ex-husband decided he wanted a divorce because my vote for Barack Obama proved that I was “un-American.” People invariably laugh when I relate this story. I can assure …

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Stepping Into Ourselves

reviews by Marcianne Miller An Anthology of Writings on Priestesses I was an extremely religious child. I knew exactly what I wanted to be when I grew up — a priest. I would wear lacy vestments in season-matched colors and convert entire villages of pagans, whatever they were. I knew Jesus would certainly hear my …

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Readings & Booksignings

Saturday, July 12 at 7 p.m. JEFF VANDERMEER, Authority, part of the Southern Reach Trilogy.

Monday, July 14 at 7 p.m. Writing workshop with ANNIE FAHY.

Tuesday, July 15 at 7 p.m. SUZANNE PALMIERI, The Witch of Belladonna Bay.

Wednesday, July 16 at 7 p.m. LAURA LANE MCNEAL, Dollbaby. Coming-of-age.

Thursday, July 17 at 7 p.m. JEREMY B. JONES: Appalachian culture & song.

Saturday, July 19 at 7 p.m. DOUGLAS STEVENSON, The Farm Then & Now.

Tuesday, July 22 at 7 p.m. VIRGINIA PYE, River of Dust. Early China.

Wednesday, July 23 at 7 p.m. D.B. JACKSON, A Plunder of Souls, fantasy.

Thursday, July 24 at 7 p.m. CHRIS BOHJALIAN, Close Your Eyes, Hold Hands. A teenage girl survives a nuclear disaster.

Friday, July 25 at 7 p.m. William Matthews Poetry Prize winners celebration, hosted by Keith Flynn.

Saturday, July 26 at 7 p.m. The Battle for Justice in Palestine, ALI ABUNIMAH

Tuesday, July 29 at 7 p.m. BILL MORRIS, Motor City Burning. Hard-boiled thriller.

Wednesday, July 30 at 7 p.m. BARBARA J. TAYLOR, Sing in the Morning, Cry at Night. Stories of a family tragedy.

Thursday, July 31 at 5 p.m. WHERE’S WALDO, winners and celebration.

Thursday, July 31 at 7 p.m. Your Story as an Agent for Change with MATTHEW SANFORD.

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