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book-Stepping Into Ourselves

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  Continue Reading »

Book Cover The Path Was Steep

A Varied Bouquet of Spring Reading

Mary Szybist

A Reader’s Email Message Introduces a Remarkable Poet

Every now and then I receive an email that is so intriguing I wish I could publish it. I hope you enjoy this note I got last month from my friend Dale Bowen. ~ Marcianne Miller Ok – since y’all don’t keep me informed on such cultural news, I must make the point to share  Continue Reading »

book big money mistakes

Books to Bring New Thinking to the New Year

review by Marcianne Miller Martin Scorsese’s new movie, The Wolf of Wall Street, stars Leonardo DiCaprio as a drug-addled con man who made millions by hawking worthless penny stocks to legions of unsuspecting buyers. As I sat through the 3-hour greed fest, I kept thinking, “Gee, I’d never be that stupid with my money.” Yeah,  Continue Reading »



Readings & Booksignings

Friday, March 28 at 7 p.m. CHRISTY JORDAN, Come Home to Supper.

Saturday, March 29 at 7 p.m. Girls Gone Sci-Fi, YA Panel.

Tuesday, April 1 at 5 p.m. ALEXANDRA DUNCAN, Salvage, Sci Fi & Fantasy.

Thursday, April 3 at 7 p.m. LAUREN ROSENFELD, Breathing Room: Open Your Heart by Decluttering Your Home.

Friday, April 4 at 7 p.m. Period novel by BEATRIZ WILLIAMS, A Hundred Summers.

Wednesday, April 9 at 7 p.m. DR. JUDITH ORLOFF, The Ecstasy of Surrender.

Friday, April 11 at 7 p.m. SHEILA TURNAGE, The Ghosts of Tupelo Landing.

Saturday, April 12 at 7 p.m. ASHLEY ENGLISH, Handmade Gatherings: Recipes & Crafts for Seasonal Celebrations.

Tuesday, April 15 at 7:30 p.m. ANNE CLINARD BARNHILL, Queen Elizabeth’s Daughter; JASON SMITH, magic.

Wednesday, April 16 at 7 p.m. PATTI DIGH streamed, The Geography of Loss.

Thursday, April 17 at 7 p.m. ROBIN O’BRYANT, Ketchup is a Vegetable and Other Lies Moms Tell Themselves.

Friday, April 18 at 7 p.m. Under Magnolia: A Southern Memoir, by FRANCES MAYES.

Saturday, April 19 at 7 p.m. Spring Fling Queer Ladies Speed Dating. Bring your favorite book. $10 includes refreshments. Email to register.

Tuesday, April 22 at 7 p.m. ELLEN STIMSON, Mud Season, funny memoir.

Wednesday, April 23 at 7 p.m. SALLIE BISSELL, The Deadliest of Sins, mystery.

Thursday, April 24 at 7 p.m. The Time Traveler’s Almanac by ANN VANDERMEER.

Friday, April 25 at 7 p.m. Tupelo Honey Cookbook, reading, signing & tasting.

Wednesday, April 30 at 7 p.m. KIM CHURCH debut of Byrd, an adoption story.

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